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  • Government Housing Policy and the Tragedy of the Commons

    11/27/2012 9:06:08 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 5 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/27/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Owning or Renting: High Risk or Tragedy of the Commons? The tragedy of the commons is the depletion of a shared resource by individuals, acting independently and rationally according to each one’s self-interest, despite their understanding that depleting the common resource is contrary to their long-term best interests. Examples abound such as common grazing on public land, depletion of fish in the ocean and why public restrooms are usually filthy. Homeownership is an example of the “tragedy of the commons.” Public housing projects, such as the infamous Cabrini Green in Chicago, are an example. Public housing is often poorly maintained...
  • It’s Official: Obama Voter Fraud Reason for “Reelection”

    11/27/2012 9:05:27 AM PST · by patriot08 · 89 replies
    CANADA FREE PRESS ^ | 11/26/2012 | Sher Zieve
    . The truth about the Obama syndicate’s “victory” in November due to the most massive voter fraud in American history has become increasingly dire and overwhelming. It is also merely the latest treasonous act perpetrated upon We-the-People by our slave masters. And—with the exception of the still-sycophantic Obama-media who enthusiastically embrace totalitarianism—said “win” by Obama shows how quickly he and the Marxist Democrat Party (with the help of willing RINO Senators and incorrectly named “representatives” of the people) affected the complete overthrow of the United States government…and We-the-People. If you are uncomfortable with these truths and believe that the telling...
  • Kentucky flips the script on gun buyback programs & Heinlein views in Action

    11/27/2012 9:03:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    gunowners.wordpress.com ^ | 26 November, 2012 | GOA
    As you may recall, I have utter disdain for gun buyback programs. With that being said I was greatly amused that the State of Kentucky has done a one-eighty on the idea and have begun a sell back program. The program has been in place for 15 years now and as you can imagine, the gun control zealots are still bemoaning the “inevitability” of blood running in the streets. Even after a decade and a half of positive results, some are still criticizing the program such as Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney Rob Sanders. “In my experience, the guns that end...
  • Brown-Forman Declares $4 Special Dividend Ahead of Cliff Deadline

    11/27/2012 9:02:35 AM PST · by mykroar
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 11/27/2012 | Jennifer Booten
    Two weeks after raising its regular quarterly dividend, Brown-Forman (BFB n.a.) declared a special cash dividend of $4.00 a share on Tuesday as it looks to return money to shareholders ahead of the fiscal cliff deadline that could significantly raise dividend taxes. The maker of alcoholic beverages like Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Southern Comfort, Korbel and Woodford Reserve said the special dividend will be paid on Dec. 27 to shareholders of record on Dec. 12. A slew of companies, including Wal-Mart (WMT), have been moving up the date of their dividend to save shareholders a bundle of money on taxes...
  • Woman wonders, ‘Will I be fat in heaven?’

    11/27/2012 9:00:34 AM PST · by Gamecock · 110 replies
    Lark News ^ | B. Jokin
    BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Kerrie Jameson is confident she is going to heaven. What scares her is the possibility that she’ll show up 30 pounds overweight and stay that way forever. “I work a desk job, and my physique reflects that,” says Jameson, 28, who used to work out daily but has fallen into bad eating habits. “I have this horrible image of myself standing before the throne looking like a lumpy sack of flour. Everyone else will be worshiping, and I’ll be slinking off to a corner to eat chocolate and console myself.” The idea of being fat in...
  • Gay men sue conversion therapy counselors

    11/27/2012 8:56:25 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | November 27, 2012 | Alan Duke
    Before Sheldon Bruck told his orthodox Jewish parents he was gay, the teenager looked for a way out of homosexuality. His search led him to JONAH -- Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing -- which claimed on its website to help people "struggling with unwanted same-sex sexual attractions." JONAH co-director Arthur Goldberg promised Bruck, then 17, that "JONAH could help him change his orientation from gay to straight," according to a consumer fraud lawsuit filed Tuesday against JONAH, Goldberg and a JONAH counselor.
  • Autism: Traffic pollution linked, study suggests

    11/27/2012 8:54:50 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/27/12 | BBC
    The possibility that autism is linked to traffic pollution has been raised by researchers in California. Their study of more than 500 children said those exposed to high levels of pollution were three times more likely to have autism than children who grew up with cleaner air. However, other researchers said traffic was a "very unlikely" and unconvincing explanation for autism. The findings were presented in the Archives of General Psychiatry journal. Data from the US Environmental Protection Agency were used to work out levels of pollution for addresses in California. This was used to compare exposure to pollution, in...
  • When the Nerds Go Marching In - Practice for Game Day was Oct-21 (not Nov-6)

    11/27/2012 8:52:35 AM PST · by GangnamNerd · 4 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Nov 16 2012 | Alexis C. Madrigal
    The Obama campaign's technologists were tense and tired. It was game day and everything was going wrong. Josh Thayer, the lead engineer of Narwhal, had just been informed that they'd lost another one of the services powering their software. That was bad: Narwhal was the code name for the data platform that underpinned the campaign and let it track voters and volunteers. If it broke, so would everything else. They were talking with people at Amazon Web Services, but all they knew was that they had packet loss. Earlier that day, they lost their databases, their East Coast servers, and...
  • AP Exclusive: Graph suggests Iran working on bomb

    11/27/2012 8:52:21 AM PST · by kristinn · 11 replies
    AP ^ | Tuesday, November 27, 2012 | George Jahn
    A diagram obtained by The Associated Press shows that Iranian scientists have run computer simulations for a nuclear weapon that would produce more than triple the explosive force of the World War II bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.
  • Make those lazy job-creators pay

    11/27/2012 8:45:01 AM PST · by pgkdan · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/25/12 | Frank J. Fleming
    The US unemployment rate has been pretty lousy for a while. Luckily, no one blames President Obama for this, as the recent election showed. And why should they? The government has done everything right: It enacted a huge stimulus, built infrastructure, passed ObamaCare to make sure employees are healthy and it supplied businesses with millions and millions of people just standing around waiting for work.
  • State Board of Education President Makes False Voucher Claims

    11/27/2012 8:40:42 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/26/2012 | Tom Gantert
    The president of the State Board of Education was wrong when he compared a bill that would change how education is funded to a voucher system, said Michael Van Beek, education policy director at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. John Austin, president of the State Board of Education, made the comparison when discussing the Michigan Public Education Finance Project proposal, which would allow public schools to take state money from students no matter where they live. In addition to being on the State Board of Education, Austin is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a center-left think...
  • Report: Top Florida Republicans say election law was intentionally designed to suppress the vote

    11/27/2012 8:39:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 11/27/12 | J Easley
    Two former top Florida Republicans say a new law that shortened the early voting period in the state was designed by the GOP to suppress the Democratic vote, not to curb voter fraud, according to a report Monday from the Palm Beach Post. The Palm Beach Post quoted Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer and former Gov. Charlie Crist, neither of whom is still a party member, and a handful of other party operatives, who said claims the law was designed to curb voter fraud in the state were merely a marketing ploy to provide cover for the...
  • Alligators found at scene of suspected drug shooting (Washington State)

    11/27/2012 8:39:21 AM PST · by Stoat · 31 replies
    KOMO TV ^ | November 27, 2012 | KOMO staff
    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Sheriff's deputies found two 5-foot alligators at a marijuana grow site where a man was shot on Monday evening.  Thurston County sheriff's Lt. Greg Elwin said deputies responded to the scene in the Scott Lake area south of Olympia when a man called 911 to say he had shot another man. The shooter told investigators that he fired in self defense, but investigators believe he actually shot the other man during drug buy. The 30-year-old man who was shot was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital and was expected to recover.  The gunman, identified as 41-year-old...
  • The NO Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,November 27,2012

    11/27/2012 8:22:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 52 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | November 27,2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Do not know who will be subbing for Rush today, hopefully will be an interesting "sub". :)=^..^=
  • Police Remove Congressman-Elect Grayson From Local Walmart For Union Agitating

    11/27/2012 8:17:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Watchdog Wire ^ | November 26, 2012 | Tom Tillison
    In spite of the embarrassing antics on full display during his first term in Congress, the voters in Florida’s CD09 saw fit to send Alan Grayson back to Washington, D.C. Naturally, the extreme elements of the far left supported Grayson’s return to office, but so too did many of our friends and neighbors. Perhaps even family members. He was also a recipient of overwhelming support from the Hispanic community, particularly those of Puerto Rican descent. And labor unions. There’s no doubt he also received a fair share of votes from the disaffected and disengaged for the sheer entertainment value such...
  • GM rolls out new electric mini-car at LA Auto Show [Doubling Down on Failure]

    11/27/2012 8:17:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 85 replies
    AP ^ | 11-27-2012 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN
    DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors is giving its Chevrolet Spark a jolt of electricity. An all-electric version of the mini-car will debut this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It goes on sale this summer in California, Oregon, Canada and South Korea, where it's made. Other markets will follow. Unlike the Chevrolet Volt sedan, which can run in all-electric mode but also has a backup gas engine, the Spark EV is a pure electric. GM won't say how far the car will go on a charge, but says it will be a top performer among the small number of...
  • Obama administration sued over Palestinian aid

    11/27/2012 8:15:53 AM PST · by ilcenter · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/27/12 | BYRON TAU
    A group of Israeli-Americans has filed suit against the Obama administration, alleging that U.S. aid money to the Palestinian Authority funds terrorist activities. The lawsuit charges that federal aid money directed to the Palestinian Authority ultimately ends up in the hands of Hamas and other militant groups committed to war against Israel. Hamas is designed as a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. government. The lawsuit charges that the State Department is ignoring congressionally-mandated safeguards to keep money out of the hands of such entities. "The American people are opposed to terror and do not want to fund it via...
  • S-3525, The Sportsman’s Act of 2012 Update(Range protection, ammunition protection, more!)

    11/27/2012 8:11:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    extranosalley.com ^ | 27 November, 2012 | Stranger
    For those who have been anxiously watching the progress of S-3525, the Sportsman’s Act of 2012, the Senate voted on one amendment last night before it quit for the day. Among other good things, S-3525 would protect lead bullets from the bullet banners. That is more than enough to earn our consideration. But there is a great deal more in S-3525 that should get our support. And as the saying goes, “The friends of our enemy are also our enemy.” Environmental groups, in particular the bird watchers and the feral cat protection societies, are out in force to defeat S-3525....
  • More Democrats Willing to Go Over 'Fiscal Cliff'

    11/27/2012 8:10:26 AM PST · by bestintxas · 158 replies
    newsmax ^ | 11/27/12 | j feller
    A growing number of Democrats say they are willing to let the country go off the fiscal cliff if a deal cannot be reached by Jan. 1 that raises taxes on the top two percent of earners while protecting costly entitlement programs. Their theory in this game of chicken with Republicans is that it will be easier in January to lower taxes for 98 percent of the country while finding the best possible parts of the federal budget to cut — in line with long-held goals of the nation's liberal party. They also think they'll be in a better position...
  • Don's Guns clerk ready to return to work following store shooting

    11/27/2012 8:07:05 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    Fox59 ^ | 11-22-12 | Russ McQuaid
    An employee of Don’s Guns spent Thanksgiving surrounded by friends and family inside his home, just two months after a customer tried to kill him at a west side gun store. “He shot at me three times, hit me once at four feet away,” said Ben Chance. “His other two bullets barely missed my head.” Chance was at work at Don’s Guns at 3802 North Lafayette Road on September 17, when Brian Wayner emerged from the gun range with a rented weapon and stepped up to the counter to pay his bill. “When I went to grab the gun, he...
  • Chinese paper congratulates Kim Jong Un on being named ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by the Onion

    11/27/2012 8:04:46 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies
    Chinese paper congratulates Kim Jong Un on being named ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by the Onion By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News Senior Media Reporter In a hilarious if increasingly common example of a real newspaper taking a satirical newspaper seriously, the People's Daily—the website for the Communist Party of China's newspaper—published a story on Tuesday congratulating North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on being named 2012's "Sexiest Man Alive" by the Onion. "U.S. website The Onion has named North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un as the 'Sexiest Man Alive' for the year 2012," the story announces before quoting the Onion's...
  • Republican senators say Rice meeting just leaves more questions unanswered

    11/27/2012 8:04:34 AM PST · by bryan999 · 108 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 26, 2012 | Staff
    Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte meet with UN Ambassador Susan Rice, who is a leading candidate for secretary of state despite the controversy over her comments on the deadly attack in Libya.
  • McGurn: How Obama's 'Life of Julia' Prevailed

    11/27/2012 8:00:15 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies
    WSJ ^ | November 27, 2012 | William McGurn
    The name of the program now escapes me. Several months ago, while flipping channels with the remote, I stopped on an MTV show about a working mom whose whole life was upended when her partner announced that he was splitting. It caught my attention because this mother lived in a nice apartment that looked like one in my suburban New Jersey town, and she was applying for food stamps. This wasn't your caricature "taker"—the woman had a real job. With her partner leaving, however, she could no longer afford the rent, and she would have trouble providing for her two...
  • Continued: Little Falls teen shooting deaths called 'cold-blooded’

    11/27/2012 7:59:37 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 177 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | November 27, 2012 | Kurt Brown
    LITTLE FALLS, MINN. - Insisting the case crosses the line from self-defense to a cold-blooded double execution, Morrison County authorities filed second-degree murder charges Monday against a 64-year-old man who killed two teenage cousins after they'd broken into his home on Thanksgiving. This woodsy central Minnesota town of 8,000 was jolted as the gruesome details spilled out in a criminal complaint, alleging Byron David Smith put a handgun under the chin of wounded and gasping 18-year-old Haile Kifer for what he told police was a "good clean finishing shot." Smith, who according to a friend and a relative had endured...
  • Martinez, Pearce: How To Win Hispanic Votes (NM)

    11/27/2012 7:59:09 AM PST · by CedarDave · 28 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 27, 2012 | Michael Coleman
    As national Republican leaders fret about their party’s showing among Hispanics in the Nov. 6 elections and consider the GOP’s future, they might want to check in with a couple of prominent New Mexico Republicans. Rep. Steve Pearce, who represents New Mexico’s border with Mexico, and Gov. Susana Martinez, who hails from the border-area town of Las Cruces, both have plenty to say about their party and Hispanic politics. In a telephone interview Monday, Martinez said Romney’s weak result among Hispanics, who chose Obama by a more than 3-1 ratio nationally, isn’t necessarily a harbinger of things to come for...
  • Homeowner pulls gun on neighbor he caught stealing metal, Volusia deputies say(FL)

    11/27/2012 7:52:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | 26 November, 2012 | Susan Jacobson
    <p>A Volusia County homeowner held his neighbor at gunpoint Monday after catching him stealing metal from his house, a 911 tape released shows.</p> <p>"I don't plan on shooting him, but if he does something stupid, what else am I supposed to do?" Benton Ledbetter, 59, asked a Sheriff's Office dispatcher.</p>
  • Dick Durbin: Fiscal cliff now, entitlements later

    11/27/2012 7:51:47 AM PST · by Qbert · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | November 27, 2012 | Steven Sloan
    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin has a message for Republicans insisting on wholesale changes to entitlement programs in exchange for new tax revenue: not yet. In a speech later this morning that seeks to crystalize the progressive approach to deficit reduction, the Senate’s No. 2 Democrat will try to split the debate about overhauling Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from the negotiations over resolving the fiscal cliff. “Progressives should be willing to talk about ways to ensure the long-term viability of Medicare and Medicaid but those conversations should not be part of a plan to avert the fiscal cliff,” Durbin...
  • Godfather of baseball free agency Miller dies at 95

    11/27/2012 7:51:23 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 27, 2012 | DAVID K. LI
    Marvin Miller, the most influential labor leader in sports history who ushered free agency into baseball, has passed away at the age of 95. The Major League Baseball Players Association this morning confirmed Miller's death.
  • British man becomes first person to visit all 201 countries... Without using a plane

    11/27/2012 7:48:46 AM PST · by Jakarta ex-pat · 21 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 27/11/12 | Matt blake
    If anything can be said about record-breaking globetrotter Graham Hughes, it's that - throughout his travels - he's always kept his feet firmly on the ground. The 33-year-old adventurer, from Liverpool, has become the first person to visit all 201 countries in the world - without using a plane. Hughes used buses, taxis, trains and his own two feet to travel 160,000 miles in exactly 1,426 days - all on a shoestring of just $100 a week.
  • At West Point, 'Goats' Are an Exclusive Bunch

    11/27/2012 7:47:16 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    Wall Street journal ^ | 11-27-12 | Ben Fox Rubin
    When cadet Roberto Becerra Jr. walked onstage to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2007, the entire ceremony ground to a halt as he, before a crowd of thousands, transformed into a goat. For this achievement, Mr. Becerra received a rousing ovation and was handed an envelope stuffed with cash. In a 210-year-old military academy bristling with traditions, "the goat" is a curious custom that one might not expect to find at a school better known for its selectivity and high standards. Yet every year, the last-ranking cadet to make it through to graduation is...
  • Stone aged

    11/27/2012 7:46:27 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | November 27, 2012 | OLIVER HARVEY
    ALL fast approaching or beyond 70, the Rolling Stones are entitled to look a little lived in. Their 50-year career has taken its toll — as have the booze, the drugs and the groupies. In fact, it is a wonder they are still standing, let alone rocking and rolling.
  • Need help with XP

    11/27/2012 7:45:04 AM PST · by pabianice · 16 replies
    11/27/12
    I run XP. My screen saver suddenly stopped working. I have checked the settings and all is as before, but screen saver does not engage even when I change the display. Any ideas what is wrong? Thanks.
  • Sexy time? Let me check in first... (Stanford U. and Open Society)

    11/27/2012 7:41:52 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 8 replies
    Planned Parenthood has taken social media’s check-in technology to a whole new level. The ability to “check in” to establishments like restaurants, gyms, clubs, virtually anywhere, using Yelp, Foursquare, and other applications has now been applied to condoms. Before getting down and dirty, you can scan the QR code on these specially designed Planned Parenthood condoms to send information to wheredidyouwearit.com. Your “story” will then be shared on a nationwide map that pinpoints the approximate location of your safe sex, your age, relationship status, and of course, how good the experience was. ... In a campaign that started this past...
  • The Bloom Is Off The Ruse….. But The Scheme Team Cannot Stop Lying ! Nor can their supporters….

    11/27/2012 7:39:19 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 5 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 27, 2012 | Sundance
    The gig is up – The scheme is exposed – Their entire false story is coming apart at the seams schemes. - But they continue to lie to the bitter end – That is the story of the Trayvon Martin Family and Family Attorneys (Crump, Jackson, Parks et al). All they know is lying – They have invested themselves so much in the false story they cannot even cognitively tell the difference between their lies and the Truth. Unfortunately, the same holds true for their simple-minded, sheeple supporters. Consider - Their Latest Claim: ”they did not align with the Black...
  • Gun owner wants charges in school shooting dropped(WA)

    11/27/2012 7:37:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 40 replies
    komonews.com ^ | 26 November, 2012 | AP
    BREMERTON, Wash. -- Washington state appeals court judges had lots of questions for lawyers at a hearing about whether a gun owner should be prosecuted in a Bremerton school shooting that critically injured a 9-year-old girl. Kitsap County prosecutors charged Douglas Bauer because he owns the pistol his girlfriend's son took to Armin Jahr Elementary. It fired through the boy's backpack, critically wounding Amina Kocer-Bowman in a classroom. Amina spent six weeks in a hospital and endured numerous surgeries for internal injuries caused by the shooting.
  • Revenge of the Reality-Based Community

    11/27/2012 7:35:42 AM PST · by ksen · 32 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 11/26/2012 | Bruce Bartlett
    I know that it’s unattractive and bad form to say “I told you so” when one’s advice was ignored yet ultimately proved correct. But in the wake of the Republican election debacle, it’s essential that conservatives undertake a clear-eyed assessment of who on their side was right and who was wrong. Those who were wrong should be purged and ignored; those who were right, especially those who inflicted maximum discomfort on movement conservatives in being right, ought to get credit for it and become regular reading for them once again. I’m not going to beat around the bush and pretend...
  • China's party paper falls for Onion joke about Kim

    11/27/2012 7:32:10 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    AP) ^ | Nov 27, 10:22 AM EST
    <p>The online version of China's Communist Party newspaper has hailed a report by The Onion naming North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as the "Sexiest Man Alive" - not realizing it is satire.</p> <p>The People's Daily on Tuesday ran a 55-page photo spread on its website in a tribute to the round-faced leader, under the headline "North Korea's top leader named The Onion's Sexiest Man Alive for 2012."</p>
  • Morsi v. Obama: The Professional vs. The Amateur

    11/27/2012 7:30:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Michael Youssef
    Someone once said that whenever the savages fight the civilized, the savages always win. The same can be said when professionals face off against amateurs: the professionals win hands down, leaving the amateurs with egg all over their faces. The current situation in the Middle East offers a clear example. Hamas, a terror group that is always for sale to the highest bidder (whether it be Shiite Iran or Sunni Egypt), did Egypt’s bidding by rocketing Israel. The reaction from Israel was predictable and absolutely necessary: defend its citizens at any cost from the deluge of Gaza bombs. Hence we...
  • Gun-related violent crimes drop as sales soar in Va.

    11/27/2012 7:28:03 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 2 replies
    timesdispatch.com ^ | Nov 23, 2012 | Mark Bowes
    Gun-related violent crimes drop as sales soar in Va. BY MARK BOWES | Posted: Friday, November 23, 2012 11:20 pm Gun-related violent crime in Virginia has dropped steadily over the past six years as the sale of firearms has soared to a new record, according to an analysis of state crime data with state records of gun sales. The total number of firearms purchased in Virginia increased 73 percent from 2006 to 2011. When state population increases are factored in, gun purchases per 100,000 Virginians rose 63 percent. But the total number of gun-related violent crimes fell 24 percent over...
  • Court slaps sanctions on atty who sued gun maker

    11/27/2012 7:23:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    armsandthelaw.com ^ | 26 November, 2012 | David Hardy
    It's a 34 page scanned pdf, so it is both detailed and slow to download. Reading the earliest versions of what happened, or was alleged to have happened, I find them incomprehensible. Bullets coming out of the trigger guard or the side of the gun? Then he changes to an out-of-battery discharge, but even that doesn't hold up. The judge doesn't fix a number, but orders the defense to file its documents on attorney fees (with a hint that they shouldn't be tempted to pad things out). I suspect this will be a VERY expensive mistake. Comment by James: Reading...
  • The Next Mitt Romney:GOP Establishment trumpets another Great Moderate Hope -- Jeb Bush

    11/27/2012 7:22:56 AM PST · by bestintxas · 97 replies
    am spectator ^ | 11/27/12 | j lord
    <p>Say again, neutral.</p> <p>As Ronald Reagan might say, there he went again.</p> <p>What was Jeb Bush neutral about?</p> <p>The choice between liberal Charlie Crist and conservative Marco Rubio for the Republican nomination for United States Senator from Florida.</p> <p>Oh, he finally came around. After then-Governor Crist endorsed the Obama stimulus, this was a bridge too far even for former Governor Bush.</p>
  • Winning the Latino Vote: If the Democrats have the winning formula, why not copy them?

    11/27/2012 7:21:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/27/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Over the last three weeks, I think I have read most of the post-election op-eds written on the Latino vote. I have studied exit polling, read sophisticated demographic analyses, and talked to as many Latinos in my hometown as I could. The result is that I would not advise Republicans to go down the identity-politics route. I don’t wish to live in an America where Steve Lara or Bob Martinez is reduced to an anonymous “Latino” and Victor Hanson is just a “white male.” But if Republicans really believe there is a monolithic Latino vote, and if those of Hispanic...
  • Cameron's Foolish Bluster

    11/27/2012 7:19:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    I frequently disagree with Financial Times writer Wolfgang? Münchau, especially on keeping the eurozone and EU intact. Today, I largely agree (but sometimes for opposite reasons) with Münchau's take in Britain’s bluster serves the eurozone well. Münchau: The singular importance of the budget negotiations, and of British prime minister David Cameron’s insistence on an EU budget freeze, lies in what they reveal about the future of the EU itself. A frozen budget means that the EU is stuck with what it does. Forget the Agenda 2020, or any other pretence at growth-enhancing policies. What the fraught budget negotiations tell us...
  • Seeing No Evil (Why the Cuban-American vote explains a lot)

    11/27/2012 7:17:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/27/2012 | Dennis Prager
    If you want to understand why President Obama was reelected despite a largely unsuccessful presidency and almost unprecedentedly high and continuous unemployment, just look at the Cuban-American vote. In fact, if you want to understand America today — specifically, why it is in decline — just look at the Cuban-American vote. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, “The president captured 48% of the Cuban-American vote in Florida — a record high for a Democrat.” Democratic presidential nominees went from 25 percent of the Cuban-American vote in 2000, to 29 percent in 2004, to 35 percent in 2008, to 48...
  • The GOP Establishment's War on Conservatives Continues

    11/27/2012 7:17:39 AM PST · by libertarian neocon · 16 replies
    Jews for Rand Paul ^ | libertarian neocon
    Once again, the GOP establishment seems to be telling conservatives to sit down and shut up and just to nominate whoever they choose will be most "electable", whether or not they share our conservative principles.  Check out Jennifer Rubin's piece yesterday attacking the Club for Growth and Jim DeMint (who she refers to as "far right" like extreme leftists do) for not supporting Shelley Moore Capito for the soon to be vacated Senate seat in West Virginia: After years in which prominent Republicans courted her to run for the Senate, the popular Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.) announced today...
  • Argentina: In defense of ‘vulture funds’. Risk-takers force corrupt nations to pay their debts

    11/27/2012 7:13:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/27/2012 | Richard Rahn
    If you lend money at 5 percent interest for 10 years and then suddenly the borrower announces that he is only going to repay you at 30 cents on the dollar, would you think you have been cheated? The Argentine government defaulted on its debt a little more than a decade ago, and some of the creditors are still in court trying to get paid. A New York court ruled against Argentina last week, which made headlines. The story is important to everyone because even though the Argentine case is unique, the final resolution likely will have some effect on...
  • Students Pull Off Thanksgiving Event, Despite Being Stood up by Protesting Teachers

    11/27/2012 7:11:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    Students and teachers from Old Rochester Regional Junior High School have teamed up for many years to serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to senior citizens in the school cafeteria. But this year the teachers thought it would be an opportune time to bring their complaints about a lack of a collective bargaining agreement to the community. How? By refusing to participate in the traditional Thanksgiving event. That’s right, as a way to protest their lack of a contract, the teachers bailed on the students and senior citizens. But the students and a group of volunteers kept the tradition alive on...
  • Cox and Archer: Why $16 Trillion Only Hints at the True U.S. Debt

    11/27/2012 7:08:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 26, 2012, 6:41 p.m. ET | By CHRIS COX AND BILL ARCHER
    A decade and a half ago, both of us served on President Clinton's Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform, the forerunner to President Obama's recent National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. In 1994 we predicted that, unless something was done to control runaway entitlement spending, Medicare and Social Security would eventually go bankrupt or confront severe benefit cuts. Eighteen years later, nothing has been done. Why? The usual reason is that entitlement reform is the third rail of American politics. That explanation presupposes voter demand for entitlements at any cost, even if it means bankrupting the nation. A...
  • (IBD) Will "Net Neutrality" Fan Obama Let United Nations Seize The Internet?

    11/27/2012 7:01:59 AM PST · by raptor22 · 5 replies
    Patriot Action Network ^ | November 27, 2012
    Free Speech: The U.N. plans to control the tool that tyrants fear most — technology that promotes free speech and intellectual freedom — by imposing a global tax in the name of fairness. Think of net neutrality on steroids. Elections have consequences, and one consequence of President Obama's re-election may be U.S. acquiescence to the administrative control of the Internet to the United Nations and journalist-jailing and Web-censoring regimes from Iran to Venezuela, complete with a global tax on its use. The U.N.'s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is holding the World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai from Dec. 3...
  • Obama to bypass congress to ban semiautomatic firearms

    11/27/2012 7:00:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 69 replies
    themoralliberal.com ^ | 26 November, 2012 | JIM KOURI
    An anti-gun owner initiative considered in Washington could lead to massive civil disobedience and a severe domestic crisis, gun law expert John M. Snyder warned on Friday. “According to confidential information,” he said, “forces linked with the administration suggest the government classify semiautomatic firearms and multiple capacity ammunition feeding devices as Title 2 National Firearms Act items under the Gun Control Act of 1968. Americans familiar with federal gun laws understand that under this scenario, semiautomatics and high capacity magazines could be acquired only with great difficulty and at great expense by America’s estimated 100 million law-abiding firearms owners, notes...