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  • EU: [French president] Francois Hollande shows true colours with threat to nationalise ArcelorMittal

    11/27/2012 2:48:19 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/27/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Thirty years have passed since French president François Mitterrand launched Europe’s last great wave of nationalisation, seizing the banks, insurance groups, arms makers and steel industry in the culminating debacle of the Collectivist era. The whole world has been living in an era of privatisation ever since. So it seems like a strange step back in time to hear France’s minister of industrial renewal, Arnaud Montebourg, threatening a “temporary public takeover” of ArcelorMittal’s steel operations in the Lorraine plateau – purportedly to save the blast furnaces of Florange and their 2,500 workers, so sacred in the Socialist Party catechism. It...
  • At the Associated Press, Benghazi Is Just a 'PR Disaster'

    11/27/2012 2:45:50 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 17 replies
    News Busters ^ | 11-27-2012 | Tom Blumer
    November 27, 2012 At the Associated Press, Benghazi Is Just a 'PR Disaster' Tom Blumer Well, if the President himself can call it "a bump in the road," why not? Monday morning at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, presented a story in advance of United Nations ambassador Susan Rice's meeting today with certain Republican senators -- a meeting from which Rice, who engaged in serial falsehood peddling during the weekend after the September 11 Benghazi attack, apparently falsehood-peddling Rice emerged today even worse-off than before. In that story, both the headline and first paragraph of Anne Flaherty's coverage...
  • A Master of Tax Avoidance

    11/27/2012 2:44:39 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 14 replies
    Greg Mankiw's Blog ^ | November 26, 2012 | Greg Mankiw
    Warren Buffett has an op-ed in today's NY Times on one of his most popular themes: The rich should pay more in taxes.  At first blush, his position seems noble: A rich guy says that people like him should pay more to support the commonwealth.  But on closer examination, one realizes that Mr Buffett never mentions doing anything to eliminate the tax-avoidance strategies that he uses most aggressively.  In particular: 1. His company Berkshire Hathaway never pays a dividend but instead retains all earnings.  So the return on this investment is entirely in the form of capital gains.  By not paying dividends, he saves his investors (including...
  • GOP Lawmakers Float Immigration Reform Plan

    11/27/2012 2:42:23 PM PST · by oldbill · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Nov 27, 2012 | Steven Dinan
    Saying they want to get the conversation on immigration reform started, top Senate Republicans on Tuesday introduced a version of the so-called “Dream Act” to grant young illegal immigrants legal status in the US, though not giving them a special path to citizenship. Read more: GOP lawmakers float immigration reform plan - Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/nov/27/gop-lawmakers-float-immigration-reform-plan/#ixzz2DSu7D9wy Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Democrats Oppose Nomination of Rice to Secretary of State

    11/27/2012 2:33:25 PM PST · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-27-12 | Wordsmith
    WaPo has run an editorial conspiratorially half-baked suggesting that Democratic opposition to Rice's nomination are racially motivated: Rice’s nomination, noted the Washington Post, garnered “the most negative votes cast against a nominee for that post in 180 years.” As the Senate debated her nomination, Senator Barbara Boxer charged that Rice “frightened the American people” into supporting the Iraq War; Senator Jim Jeffords accused her of being part of an effort to “distort information” in the service of “political objectives”; and Senator Pat Leahy, who voted in her favor, endorsed her by saying that her tenure as national-security adviser lacked “strong...
  • Gazans Crossing Fence "into IDF Positions"

    11/27/2012 2:32:40 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 13 replies
    Virtual Jerusalem ^ | 11/27/2012
    IDF soldiers stationed along the border fence with Gaza say they have received new orders on opening fire, which allow Arabs in Gaza to endanger soldiers and Israeli civilians in nearby communities. "Between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. there are hundreds and possibly thousands of people roaming near the fence, including uniformed Hamas men," a soldier told Channel 2. His identity was disguised to avoid trouble from the IDF. "They crossed the fence several times and went into our forces' positions and destroyed IDF property. The forces cannot push them away from the fence because they may not even fire...
  • Saint Maxmilian Kolbe: The Immaculata's Perfect Knight [Catholic Caucus]

    11/27/2012 2:25:16 PM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies
    RFPStudentAction.org ^ | 11-2012 | Michael Gore
    Saint Maxmilian Kolbe: The Immaculata's Perfect Knight By Michael Gorre    St. Maximilian Kolbe Having selected ten prisoners to die in the starvation bunker to serve as a lesson for an escaped prisoner, Nazi SS Captain Karl Fritsch was about to leave Auschwitz concentration camp’s Block 13 when the unimaginable happened. Prisoner 16670 stepped out of formation. A murmur spread through the line of prisoners. Facing the 47 year old prisoner, Fritsch demanded, “What do you want, you Polish dog?”The prisoner, Father Maximilian Kolbe, OFM Conv., removed his cap and said, “I want to die in the place of...
  • Superstorm Sandy Flooded Gold Vault in Manhattan

    11/27/2012 2:22:31 PM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/27/2012 | Lori Spechler
    When Super Storm Sandy flooded lower Manhattan, it also flooded the vaults of at least one gold depository. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko Monday, the CME declared force majeure at a precious metals depository in New York, Manfra, Tordella and Brookes ("MTB") effective immediately. This depository is one of five locations listed by the CME for the warehousing of physical gold.
  • French Center-Right Party Declares Sarkozy Protégé as Leader

    11/27/2012 2:20:15 PM PST · by Cincinna · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 26, 2012 | NICOLA CLARK
     After more than a week of wrangling over the outcome of its hotly contested party election, the leadership of France’s center-right opposition party on Monday confirmed Jean-François Copé, a right-leaning protégé of former president Nicolas Sarkozy, as the party’s new chief, staring down a last-minute legal challenge from his centrist rival, François Fillon.  The disputed election has sown confusion and embarrassment across France and in particular within the already bruised party, known as the U.M.P. The drawn-out battle, which has played out on live television and via social media networks, follows Mr. Sarkozy’s loss in the presidential race in May,...
  • Appeals Court Upholds N.Y. Concealed-Carry Law

    11/27/2012 2:18:53 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 24 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/27/12 | Dan Strumpf
    A federal appeals court has upheld a New York State law limiting concealed-carry gun ownership, rejecting arguments that the law violates the Second Amendment right to bear arms. * * * To get a concealed-carry permit in New York, a gun owner must show “proper cause,” defined as “a special need for self-protection distinguishable from that of the general community or of persons engaged in the same profession.”
  • GOP-e Thinks Amnesty Will Help Them Win Next Election...Watch The Democrat Response

    11/27/2012 2:18:39 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 16 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/27 | Icwhatudo
    The GOP-e thinks amnesty will help them win the next election. Democrats respond: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KnXz_qZ5RE&feature=plcp
  • 73rd Anniversary of “Gone with the Wind” Premiere nears

    11/27/2012 2:16:28 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 101 replies
    Huntington News ^ | November 26, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    “News that Ann Rutherford, who played Scarlett O’Hara’s little sister, died Monday brought tears to the eyes of Connie Sutherland, director of Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum”—June 13, 2012 the Marietta Daily Journal, Marietta, Georgia.
  • Mercedes SLS Tunnel Roll

    11/27/2012 2:15:52 PM PST · by navysealdad · 10 replies
    Team of engineers comes up with a plan to make a Mercedes SLS do a 360 degree barrel roll through a tunnel.
  • Ohio Senate puts end to 'heartbeat' abortion bill

    11/27/2012 2:13:25 PM PST · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/27/12 | AP
    The leader of the Ohio Senate put a stop Tuesday to a bill that would have imposed the most stringent restriction on abortions in the nation. The chamber doesn't plan to vote on the so-called "heartbeat bill" before the end of the legislative session next month, Republican Senate President Tom Niehaus said, citing concerns the resulting law might have been found to be unconstitutional. "I want to continue our focus on jobs and the economy,
  • GOP senators: We’re “more disturbed” after meeting with Amb. Rice than we were before

    11/27/2012 2:12:55 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1:01 pm on November 27, 2012 | Erika Johnsen
    United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice has been catching all kinds of flak from Republicans about her Sunday talk show appearances in which it now looks an awful lot like she willfully participated in purposefully misling the American people about the true nature of the 9/11/12 attacks in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in four American deaths. At her own behest, some of her harshest critics — Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Kelly Ayotte — agreed to meet with her and hear her out on Tuesday morning, along with acting CIA Director Michael Morell, at a closed-door briefing. Apparently, her self-defense...
  • Latest Critic of Religious Liberty Reveals His Ignorance of Religion

    11/27/2012 2:11:31 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 27, 2012 | Ryan T. Anderson
    In Why Tolerate Religion? Brian Leiter, author of the Leiter Reports blog and a law professor at the University of Chicago who has an interest in philosophy, asks why Western democracies have sought to promote and protect religion—and religious liberty—in both law and culture.He explores this question because he’s puzzled by it. As he sees things, “no one has been able to articulate a credible principled argument for tolerating religion qua religion … why, as a matter of moral principle, we ought to accord special legal and moral treatment to religious practices” (emphases throughout are original). He argues that there...
  • Naked Protesters Storm Boehner’s Office

    11/27/2012 2:10:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 36 replies
    Foxnation ^ | 11.27.2012 | FOX
    uzzFeed's Chris Geidner tweets this photo of a group of nude protesters who stormed into House Majority Leader Rep. John Boehner’s (R-OH) office on Capitol Hill Tuesday afternoon. Fox has learned that seven demonstrators from the group Act Up came into the personal office of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) in the Longworth House Office Building around 12:30 pm. This is not the Speaker's Office, but his "regular" office alongside other rank and file members.
  • US Navy moves to replace presidential helicopters

    11/27/2012 2:10:15 PM PST · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/27/12 | AFP
    The Pentagon has launched a new project to replace the aging helicopters used by the US president, three years after a program was canceled due to surging costs. The next generation of Marine One choppers used by the White House incumbent would start flying in 2020, replacing the current fleet of 19 Vh-3D Sea Kings and VH-60N Night Hawks manufactured by Sikorsky.
  • Roll With The Flow by Dorian Electra (Official Music Video) [Anti-Keynesian Video!]

    11/27/2012 2:08:08 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    You Tube ^ | October 2011
    More Adventures in Economics! The sequel to "I'm in Love with Friedrich Hayek!" Original song by Dorian Electra Instrumental Track by Will Schorre Directed by Christopher Minor and Neil Lokken Assistant Director: Clara LeeAwesome video!Lyrics are below
  • DNA sleuth hunts wine roots in Anatolia

    11/27/2012 2:05:44 PM PST · by Renfield · 6 replies
    Agence France Press (via Google Hosted News) ^ | 11-27-2012 | Suzanne Mustacich
    ELAZIG, Turkey — There are easier places to make wine than the spectacular, desolate landscapes of southeast Turkey, but DNA analysis suggests it is here that Stone Age farmers first domesticated the wine grape. ~~~snip~~~ "We wanted to collect samples from wild and cultivated grape vines from the Near East -- that means southeastern Anatolia, Armenia and Georgia -- to see in which place the wild grape was, genetically speaking, linked the closest to the cultivated variety." "It turned out to be southeastern Anatolia," the Asian part of modern Turkey, said Vouillamoz, speaking at the EWBC wine conference in the...
  • Naked Protesters Occupy John Boehner’s House Office

    11/27/2012 2:03:35 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/27/2012 | Z. Byron Wolf
    <p>Some protesters dropped trou to launch a protest at House Speaker John Boehner’s office in the Longworth House Office building in Washington.</p> <p>This is an office across the street from the Capitol Building. The speaker, who has a plush suite of offices in the Capitol Building, never works in the district office, so he wasn’t privy, as it were, to the privates.</p>
  • Republicans rip Obama for campaign-style approach to fiscal talk (Then let it go over the cliff!)

    11/27/2012 2:03:11 PM PST · by tobyhill · 22 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/27/2012 | fox news
    Frustrated Republican leaders took a swipe Tuesday at President Obama, reminding him “the election is over” as he opts for a campaign-style strategy to sell his tax-hike proposal to middle-class America and small business owners – rather than deal face-to-face with Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill. The president met last week with House Speaker John Boehner at the White House and spoke with him over the weekend. But as members of Congress return this week to Washington, Obama is instead hosting a series of events aimed at selling his plan while pressuring Republicans to extend tax cuts only to families...
  • Authorities probe Gazan's breach into moshav

    11/27/2012 2:01:14 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 1 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/27/2012 | BEN HARTMAN
    Though the attempted murder of a resident of Moshav Sde Avraham by an infiltrator from the Gaza Strip on Monday morning remains under investigation by the IDF and Israel Police, new details have emerged about the incident that could have very easily ended in far more bloodshed. On his way to Moshav Sde Avraham, the attacker somehow managed to cut through the electric security fence on the border with Gaza, and make his way by foot several kilometers to the Eshkol Region security fence and finally the fence of Sde Avraham, all without being detected. It was only when the...
  • Hugo Chavez Heading to Cuba for More Cancer Treatment

    11/27/2012 1:53:11 PM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/27/12 | ap
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced plans to travel to Cuba as early as Tuesday for more medical treatment after spending much of the past 18 months fighting cancer. In a written request to the legislature, which was read on television by National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello, Chavez said that doctors have recommended he "begin special treatment consisting of various sessions of hyperbaric oxygenation" and physical therapy to continue "consolidating the process of strengthening health."
  • Education: What Lurks Below the Surface?

    11/27/2012 1:48:28 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 12 replies
    TheMoralLiberal.com ^ | Nov. 22, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Education is a mystifying field. You can study it for years but remain forever on the surface. The media, for example, endlessly discuss every aspect of public education. But nothing improves; and nobody explains why we spend so much money but get mediocre results. (Note: many pundits believe the public schools are now so bad they are a threat to this country’s survival.) Here’s my main theme these days. We must look deeper. Until we grapple with the underlying causes, nothing will improve. We have to move inside the machine and figure out how it works. One thing we know...
  • Nigerian cardinal condemns bombing of Protestant church

    11/27/2012 1:43:56 PM PST · by NYer · 2 replies
    cna ^ | November 26, 2012
    Cardinal John Onaiyekan walks through Vatican City after being made a cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI Nov. 24. Credit: Lewis Ashton Glancy - CNA. Rome, Italy, Nov 26, 2012 / 06:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The newest cardinal from Nigeria has condemned a deadly terrorist attack on a Protestant church at a local military base, lamenting the lack of security in the country. “Once again, a great tragedy has taken place but in this case the circumstances are particularly worrisome,” Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Abuja told Aid to the Church in Need in Rome Nov. 26. “This attack took place...
  • How Sanctions on Iran Hurt Ordinary Afghans

    11/27/2012 1:32:50 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 14 replies
    UN Dispatch ^ | November 27, 2012 | Ahmad Shuja
    (Kabul, Afghanistan) The USA and EU sanctions on the Iranian economy, which have taken a hard toll on common Iranians, have also adversely affected Afghans – both the refugee community in Iran and families in Afghanistan dependent on income from their breadwinners working in the Islamic republic next door. The value of the Iranian rial in world markets has fallen to record lows several times over the past year, some of the most recent being September 29 and October 1. Each time the rial falls, the savings or wages of workers in Iran also take a hit. The US electorate,...
  • Bid Farewell to Pennies and Nickels!

    11/27/2012 1:30:24 PM PST · by angelcindy · 202 replies
    Wealth Wire ^ | , November 26th, 2012 | Brittany Stepniak
    The U.S. is following Canada's footsteps regarding the production of pennies and nickels. According to U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Giethner, our U.S. Mint intends to remove the penny and nickel coins from circulation beginning early in January 2013.
  • 'I want you to leave me alone:' Gennifer Flowers claims Bill Clinton tried contacting her as...

    11/27/2012 1:26:31 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    'I want you to leave me alone:' Gennifer Flowers claims Bill Clinton tried contacting her as recently as 2005 The lounge singer also said she spoke with the then-Democratic presidential candidate in 1992 about how he wanted 'name recognition.' She said she helped him become a 'household name overnight.' By Erik Ortiz / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 2:41 PM Gennifer Flowers, who rocked Bill Clinton’s run for the White House 20 years ago by revealing a sexual affair, now suggests she was the one who helped catapult the up-and-coming politician into a “household name.” The sultry...
  • The Madness Of a Lost Society: “One Last Warning For Those With Eyes to See and Ears to Hear.”

    11/27/2012 1:24:05 PM PST · by Errant · 6 replies
    SHTFPlan.com ^ | November 27th, 2012 | Mark Slavo
    Another ‘Black Friday’ has come and gone. And it has left us with further evidence of the complete madness of the populace of our nation. America has been dealt a fatal blow by corporate greed, Bankster malfeasance and the insidious nature of collectivism – and it’s all been done to us by design. This is the Madness of a Lost Society, one last ‘fair warning’ for those with the eyes to see and the ears to hear.
  • China lands First Fighter Jet on Aircraft Carrier ( Video) (No Signup Required....)

    11/27/2012 1:23:25 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    Marketwatch (WSJ) ^ | 11/25/2012 11:52:42 PM3:49 | Jeremy Page
    The Next Chapter of China's Defense China's military ambitions are now aided by the landing of its first fighter jet on an aircraft carrier. The WSJ's Jeremy Page discusses what this means for the country's defense strategy.
  • Rolling blue waves hit the Antarctic coastline

    11/27/2012 1:12:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Yahoo! Photos ^ | 11/27/12 | Tony Travouillon
    These brilliant blue beauties, which look like tidal waves frozen at their highest point, were captured by French astrophysicist (and part-time photographer) Tony Travouillon as he travelled across Antarctica.
  • Jon Kyl, Kay Bailey Hutchison Unveil Alternative To DREAM Act

    11/27/2012 1:07:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    ABC News - Univision ^ | November 27, 2012 | Jordon Fabian
    .....The bill, introduced by Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and Jon Kyl (R-Texas) and dubbed the ACHIEVE Act, would offer a pathway to permanent residency to young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. by their parents who are seeking a higher education or military service. The bill stops short of providing a separate pathway to citizenship..... Kyl and Hutchison said, however, that they have been working on the bill for about one year, well before the contours of the election took shape in full.To be eligible for legal status under the ACHIEVE Act, an applicant must have lived in the...
  • Spotting silicon in graphene, it's dope

    11/27/2012 1:04:16 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 26 November 2012 | David Bradley
    Atomic structures for three-fold and four-fold coordinated silicon impurities in monolayer graphene © APSA combination of scanning transmission electron microscopy and atomic-resolution spectroscopic techniques has allowed US researchers to pick out individual silicon atoms in a doped graphene sheet. The technique reveals that the silicon atoms can exist in a planar hybridised ‘sp2d’ like form when bonded to four carbon atoms, as well as the anticipated sp3 form when triply coordinated. The experimental observations mesh with simulations of two-dimensional solids and point the way to a method for exploring single impurities in graphene and related materials.Stephen Pennycook and colleagues at...
  • An Ever-Changing College... Ever More, Benedict's Supermajority (Surprising Stats!)

    11/27/2012 1:01:19 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    Whispers in the Loggia ^ | November 26, 2012 | Rocco Palmo
    Much as last weekend's events highlighted the reality in the elevation of the two youngest members – by far – of the Pope's Senate (and, in time, the electorate that'll choose his successor), a 2010 analysis long ago set the stakes for what's now upon us.... Already, in the red hats he doled out in March 2006 and November 2007, the pontiff has named thirty -- that is, at least a quarter of his successor’s eventual electorate -- so restoring the “papal senate” to its voting maximum would give Papa Ratzinger 42% of “his” cardinals in the electoral college, the...
  • Markets Just Slipped After Senator Reid's Comments

    11/27/2012 12:59:10 PM PST · by blam · 43 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-27-2012 | Sam Ro
    Markets Just Slipped After Senator Reid's Comments Sam RoNov. 27, 2012, 2:29 PMMarkets have been quiet for most of the day. But in the last few minutes, we've seen stocks lose their legs. Bloomberg is reporting that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said little progress has been made regarding fiscal cliff negotiations and that he was "disappointed." If Congress is unable to make a deal, a series of tax cuts and spending programs are set to expire by the end of the year, potentially cutting 2013 GDP by as much as 5%.
  • Robert Spencer: Grover Must Go

    11/27/2012 12:56:37 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 17 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | November 26, 2012 | Robert Spencer
    Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) has become the latest Republican politician to see the writing on the wall and break with anti-tax guru Grover Norquist. America has voted for socialism, and socialism is what it is going to get, and the statesmanlike Saxby is not going to be the one who stands athwart history and shouts, “Stop!” And yet, as craven as Chambliss’s capitulation to the forces of unrestrained government power is – and it is craven indeed – there is one thing the august Georgia solon has right: it’s time to break with Grover Norquist. “I care more about this...
  • ACLU sues over policy barring women from ground combat

    11/27/2012 12:55:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 83 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/27/12 | Peter Henderson | Reuters
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union sued on Tuesday on behalf of four U.S. servicewomen to challenge a longstanding policy barring women from thousands of ground combat positions, citing the changing nature of warfare and fairness for career soldiers. The civil rights group argued in a legal complaint filed in federal court in Northern California that a military policy to bar women from combat roles on the basis of gender was unconstitutional. "Nearly a century after women first earned the right of suffrage, the combat exclusion policy still denies women a core component of full citizenship -...
  • Hard work is pointless, young poor reckon

    11/27/2012 12:51:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 27 Nov 12 07:09 CET | (DAPD/DPA/The Local/jlb)
    A third of poorer Germans do not think hard work will get them anywhere, while over half of the younger poor said they would never be able to climb the social ladder, a new survey shows. An overwhelming majority of Germans on a low wage under the age of 30 said they believed it would be impossible to move up into the next wage bracket, according to the survey conducted by Allensbach pollsters for Bild der Frau women’s magazine. One third of those questioned—regardless of age or income—said individuals could not get anywhere by trying alone, and that a person’s...
  • The Best- and Worst-Run States in America

    11/27/2012 12:44:42 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 39 replies
    24/7 Wall St. via Yahoo! News ^ | 11/27/12 | Michael B. Sauter, Alexander E. M. Hess, Samuel Weigley and Ashley C. Allen
    How well run are America’s 50 states? The answer depends a lot on where you live. Every year, 24/7 Wall St. conducts an extensive survey of all fifty states in America. Based on a review of data on financial health, standard of living and government services by state we determine how well each state is managed. For the first time, North Dakota is the best run. California is the worst run for the second year in a row.
  • 'Shut Up, Grandpa'

    11/27/2012 12:43:42 PM PST · by 867V309 · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 26, 2012 | Daren Jonescu
    But history and reason will not be denied. Ridicule, loot, and euthanize the "old white men" at your peril. The progressive path blazed by the leading lights of today's youthful, female, minority majority -- George Soros, Andy Stern, Bill Ayers, Al Gore, Harry Reid -- not to mention the fresh young minority girls who made it all possible -- Marx, Lenin, Dewey, Marcuse, et al -- will indeed lead America to fundamental transformation.
  • What makes an engineer and/or ham radio amateur??

    11/27/2012 12:41:05 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 31 replies
    youtube ^ | 4-8-07 | EA2RKG
    What makes an engineer and/or ham radio amateur??
  • Backlash against Big Wind Continues

    11/27/2012 12:35:04 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 27, 2012 | Robert Bryce
    The Left and the mainstream media ignore a new lawsuit against a wind-energy plant. Last month, 60 residents of New York’s Herkimer County filed a lawsuit in Albany that provides yet another example of the growing backlash against the wind-energy sector. It also exposes the double standard that exists in both the mainstream media and among environmental groups when it comes to “green” energy.The main defendant in the lawsuit is the Spanish electric utility Iberdrola, which is the second-largest wind-energy operator in the U.S. The Herkimer County residents — all of whom live within a mile or so of the...
  • How ignoring two little words has devastated evangelization

    11/27/2012 12:34:52 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | November 26, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Just two little words in a carefully written text of the Second Vatican Council carry tremendous significance in terms of the emphasis that text was meant to convey. Two little words, so easily overlooked, add urgency to the task for evangelization, and usher in a reminder of why the task of the Church in announcing Jesus Christ is so critical.What are these words? Simply these:“But often….”Perhaps you are less than amazed and wonder what they could have to do with evangelization, let alone urgency. These words occur in a critical text of the Second Vatican Council, Lumen Gentium # 16,...
  • On TCM Friday: Ronald Reagan in "The Girl From Jones Beach"

    11/27/2012 12:31:02 PM PST · by opineapple · 15 replies
    Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM (ET) Starring Ronald Reagan, Virginia Mayo, Eddie Bracken An illustrator poses as a Czech emigrant to woo a teacher who resembles his composite dream girl. Comedy/Romance 1949 TCM: The Girl From Jones Beach
  • $600 car issued more than $100,000 in parking tickets

    11/27/2012 12:22:51 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/26/2012 | By Eric Pfeiffer, Yahoo! News | The Sideshow
    An abandoned car in Chicago worth an estimated $600 has been issued more than $100,000 in parking tickets over the past three years. Jennifer Fitzgerald, 31, is currently stuck with the bill but says the 1999 Chevy Monte Carlo actually belongs to an ex-boyfriend who registered the car in her name without her knowledge or consent. The Expired Meter reports that from May 23, 2009, through April 30, 2012, the Chicago Department of Finance (DOF) issued 678 tickets against the car, totaling $105,761.80 and setting a Chicago record both for the total number and amount of parking fines issued. In...
  • Latest Petition to the WH -Remove Jerry Jones as GM and owner of the Dallas Cowboys...

    11/27/2012 12:20:57 PM PST · by Perdogg · 32 replies
    We, the Citizens of the Great State of Texas, and Dallas Cowboys fans worldwide, have been oppressed by an over controlling, delusional, oppressive dictator for way too long. Request the Executive Branch’s immediate assistance in removal of owner and GM, Jerry Jones. His incompetence and ego have not only been an extreme disappointment for way too long, but moreover, it has caused extreme mental and emotional duress.
  • Most Terrifying Scare Prank

    11/27/2012 12:11:11 PM PST · by navysealdad · 38 replies
    Ghost in an elevator
  • Jeb Bush hammers teachers unions at education summit

    11/27/2012 12:02:00 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 67 replies
    Washington Time ^ | 11/27/12 | Ben Wolfgang
    In the fight to reform American schools, former Florida Gov. and outspoken education advocate Jeb Bush on Tuesday took direct aim at labor groups and joined a growing chorus who believe real change must start by loosening the grip of teachers unions. “We need to have a teacher evaluation system that is based on teachers being professionals, not part of some collective trade union bargaining process,” said Mr. Bush, chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education Reform, which kicked off its national summit in D.C. on Tuesday. “We have a system to reward teachers that’s based on an industrialized,...
  • Some simple gift suggestions for Christmas

    11/27/2012 11:59:04 AM PST · by trussell · 56 replies
    BobRogers.me blog ^ | Nov 27 | Pastor Bob Rogers
    Some simple gift suggestions for Christmas Nov 27 Posted by Bob Rogers . Copyright 2012 by Bob Rogers A lady didn’t have time to purchase gifts for her circle of friends, so she rushed to the store and bought a box of pretty Christmas cards, and mailed them without even reading the message inside. When she finally had time to relax on New Year’s, she picked up one of the unused cards and to her horror she read the message she had sent: “This Christmas card is just to say, a little gift is on the way!” In all of...