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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...