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  • MILLER: Harry Reid goes nuclear

    11/27/2012 4:47:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 97 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 27, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Democrat’s power grab takes away minority Republicans’ rightsForget about bipartisanship; Harry Reid has decided there’s no option that goes too far if it means diluting the influence of Republicans. The Senate majority leader plans to break with long-standing tradition in January by rewriting the chamber’s rules to silence the Republican minority. It’s a shortsighted maneuver, because it means Democrats will have no input in the legislative process when they find themselves out of power in the future. The hostilities spilled into the open on Monday and Tuesday with a rare, heated series of floor debates between Mr. Reid and Minority...
  • Malaysia Muslims call for 'immoral' Elton John to be banned

    11/27/2012 4:46:53 PM PST · by cricket · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 27 Nov 2012 | David Eimer
    Nasruding Hassan Tantawi, head of the youth wing of the opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic party (PAS), said the concert "must be cancelled". . .Homosexuality is illegal in Malaysia, where almost two-thirds of the 28 million population are Muslim, and is punishable by caning and up to 20 years in prison. full story/link above
  • Battle for Stalingrad: 70 years After

    11/27/2012 4:46:09 PM PST · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    English Russia ^ | 11-21-12 | CJ
    19th of November, 1942. 7:30 a.m. The air over Stalingrad started shaking. Volleys of thousands of artillery shells marked the beginning of the “Uranus” operation – a counter-offensive one, which became a radical turn in the Second World War. Seventy years have passed and last Sunday there was held a reconstruction in Volgograd devoted to that battle.
  • The Mythical 'Cycle of Violence'

    11/27/2012 4:37:04 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 5 replies
    The Omega Letter ^ | November 26, 2012 | Jack Kinsella
    According to the newspaper Al Hayat, Israel offered Hamas and the Islamic Jihad leadership a 90 day cease-fire during which time Israel would gauge Hamas' ability to stop the shelling of Israeli cities and towns prior to discussing Hamas' demands. The offer was simple enough. "If you stop trying to kill Jews, we'll stop retaliating." Hamas rejected the offer only hours after Hillary Clinton promised that she would work out a deal that would benefit both sides, promising from Jerusalem that; "in the days ahead the United States will work with our partners here in Israel and across the region...
  • Addiction counselor charged with murder in DUI

    11/27/2012 4:36:40 PM PST · by Arthurio · 17 replies
    TORRANCE, Calif. — The convertible hit Phillip Moreno so hard it knocked him out of his shoes and lodged him in the windshield. As he lay dying on the hood, police said, Sherri Lynn Wilkins kept going another two miles until other motorists swarmed her car at a traffic light and grabbed her keys. Wilkins, who was charged Tuesday with murder and driving drunk, told police she struck the man after leaving work and panicked. Police said her blood alcohol level was more than double the legal limit. Her arrest on a street corner between home and her job as...
  • Reid: 'Fiscal cliff' deal must raise debt ceiling (Senate budget not mentioned)

    11/27/2012 4:35:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Reid: 'Fiscal cliff' deal must raise debt ceilingBy Alexander Bolton - 11/27/12 02:53 PM ET Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday any deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" of tax increases and spending cuts must also raise the debt ceiling, and signaled that President Obama feels the same way. Reid said Democrats would be foolish to agree to a year-end package that raises revenues and cuts spending only to face a Republican ultimatum on the debt ceiling weeks later. “We would be somewhat foolish to work out something on stopping us from going over the cliff and then...
  • White House blasts Republican ‘obsession’ with Rice and Benghazi

    11/27/2012 4:21:20 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 69 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Nov. 27, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    The White House sharply escalated its attacks Tuesday on Republicans trying to stop Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice from succeeding Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state. Press secretary Jay Carney described GOP lawmakers as being gripped by a politically fueled "obsession" with a series of television appearances Rice made shortly after the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, in which she wrongly suggested the attack had stemmed from a demonstration over an anti-Muslim video rather than a terrorist assault. Carney's comments came after Rice met privately on Capitol Hill with Republican...
  • Reid: Republicans Must Turn “Happy Talk” On Revenues Into Action

    11/27/2012 4:20:28 PM PST · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    United States Senate Democrats, ^ | Nov 27,2012 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C. - Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding efforts to reach a balanced, bipartisan agreement to avert the fiscal cliff. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:Too often, it is a challenge finding common ground in Washington.But as we negotiate a path back from the fiscal cliff, we should also recognize when Democrats and Republicans agree.We agree taxes should not go up for anyone making less than $250,000 a year – 97 percent of small businesses and 98 percent of middle-class families.With common ground in sight, we should be able...
  • Stratford [CT] truck driver stole 111 [S&W] guns

    11/27/2012 4:15:30 PM PST · by Daffynition · 18 replies
    CTPost ^ | November 26, 2012 | Daniel Tepfer
    STRATFORD -- A convicted thief, hired to transport a truckload of brand new Smith & Wesson handguns through the state, hijacked the load instead -- turning his Bridgeport home into a weapons superstore. Police said one of the guns ended up in the hands of the so-called "Blackjacket Robber," Kashawn Brown, who is accused of using it in the stick-up of more than a half dozen gas stations, fast food restaurants and convenience stores in Stratford and Bridgeport. And Bridgeport Police Capt. James Viadero said at least 80 guns are still unaccounted for. "Are we concerned that these guns may...
  • US soars up list of climate-impacted countries - report

    11/27/2012 4:13:21 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    AlertNet ^ | Nov. 27, 2012 | Laurie Goering
    LONDON (AlertNet) - Flood-hit countries in Latin America and Asia – particularly Thailand, Cambodia and Pakistan – were the most severely affected by climate change in 2011, according to rankings released Tuesday. But the United States soared up the worst-hit list as a result of a spate of tornados, record-breaking temperatures and intense hurricanes in 2011 - which suggests the country’s recent damage from Hurricane Sandy may be part of a trend toward greater vulnerability to climate impacts. The United States, which has been on the most-affected list previously, including after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, moved from 30th place...
  • Deported Mexican man regains custody of kids

    11/27/2012 4:12:54 PM PST · by Arthurio · 6 replies
    A county magistrate in North Carolina ordered Tuesday that a Mexican man deported two years ago receive custody of his three U.S.-born children. In an unprecedented decision, Alleghany County Judge Michael Duncan ruled that Felipe Montes, 32, be provisionally reunited with his sons Isaias, 5, Adrian, 3, and Angel, 2. "The court cannot find that the father is unfit," Duncan said. "The permanent plan is reunification with the father." Montes was deported in December 2010 after receiving a series of traffic fines and immigration authorities found he was in the country illegally. Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/11/27/deported-mexican-man-regains-custody-kids/#ixzz2DTHdqh3o
  • Senate Dems Hypocritically Embrace Nuclear Option

    11/27/2012 4:12:42 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 27, 2012
    Congress: Changing the filibuster rule come January has suddenly become a top priority for Senate Democrats who want to help their re-elected president complete his fundamental transformation of America. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blasted Democratic-led efforts to reform the filibuster, something the Democrats once vehemently opposed but which Majority Leader Harry Reid has promised to bring up in the next Congress, fearing the Republicans will dig in to block President Obama's agenda. What Reid and the Democrats will come up with is unknown at this point. Among the options is to ban filibusters that block the start of...
  • THE IMPOSSIBLE GOSPEL OF MORMONISM: PLAN OF SALVATION

    11/27/2012 4:05:51 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 263 replies
    Mormon Infographics ^ | November 27, 2012
  • Sixth-grader's turns tables on bullying

    11/27/2012 4:02:52 PM PST · by rawhide · 65 replies
    ajc.com ^ | By MACKENZIE RYAN
    PALM BAY, Fla. — For most of Acacia Woodley's 10 years, she has noticed people staring at her and, at times, whispering about her. The sixth-grader at Palm Bay Elementary School has learned to stand up for herself. Born without a right hand and a deformed left one, she has embraced what she calls her "difference." It's part of what makes Acacia, Acacia. "Some people say they feel sorry for me. I tell them not to be," she said. "I don't care that I'm different. I like that I'm different." Moving from the Caribbean to South Carolina, then to Arizona,...
  • EU: Debt deal secures Greece's place in eurozone, says PM Antonis Samaras

    11/27/2012 3:58:01 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/27/2012 | Emma Rowley
    Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has said that the debt-laden country had secured its place in the eurozone after a major debt deal with its international creditors. "We have laid the foundations to ensure that Greek debt, the most tortuous and destabilising problem facing the country, has become manageable," Mr Samaras said in a television address, adding that Greece has "ensured its place in the euro." It came after eurozone finance ministers finally reached a deal over Greece's debt burden, enabling the release of its latest tranche of rescue funds. Markets breathed a sigh of relief as eurozone finance ministers...
  • A Ray of Hope?

    11/27/2012 3:51:32 PM PST · by Behind the Blue Wall · 8 replies
    Pew ^ | 11-27-12 | Behind the Blue Wall
    In the wake of the 2012 election, it is clear that the demographic challenges facing the Republican Party are serious. The populations that tend to vote Democrat are increasing their share of the electorate, while the share of the electorate that tends to vote Republican is decreasing. With the GOP now falling all over themselves to promote amnesty, this trend threatens to only intensify. On the other hand, the Democrats will for the foreseeable future be reliant on a vote split in minority communities that is basically tribal in nature. There is no way in hell that 100% of blacks...
  • “Where Are The Catholics?”

    11/27/2012 3:44:22 PM PST · by NYer · 55 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | November 27, 2012 | James V. Schall, S.J.
    On the morning after Thanksgiving, I was driving over to Frederick, Maryland with one of my nephews. On the car radio, he was listening to a talk radio program from WMAL in Washington. The host of the program was a man who described himself as a conservative Jew. He was talking of the increasing religious persecution within the United States. Several times throughout the program he pointed out that it was the Catholics who are more and more being singled out and discriminated against. The First Amendment on religious freedom seems almost a dead letter when it comes to...
  • Wreckers of the Arab Spring

    11/27/2012 3:39:44 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    John Batchelor Show ^ | November 26,2012 | John Batchelor
    The reversal of fortune in the Arab Spring appears to be a surprise to the Obama administration as Cairo now reveals the wolf in wolf's togs of the Moslem Brotherhood. Spoke Eric Trager, Malcolm Hoenlein, Sebastian Gorka in re the Morsi declaration that the judiciary in Egypt is illegitimate because it is dominated by "Mubarak loyalists. This is the same charge that fledgling dictators routinely make when justifying a grab. Stalin called his make-believe threat "wreckers." Washington is acting shocked. There is noise that Morsi is walking back his fiery language of last Friday. Eric Trager tells me that the...
  • [Vanity] Time for the House to Cut Up the Credit Card

    11/27/2012 3:38:24 PM PST · by ez · 26 replies
    11/27/12 | ez
    Blam just posted that Dems are now seeking to extend the debt ceiling now as part of any fiscal cliff deal. Hell to the NO!! It's put up or shut up time Republicans. You give lip service to smaller government...PROVE IT. The debt ceiling is the line in the sand. No debt ceiling increase, no tax raises, NO MORE SPENDING. You will lose this PR battle anyway, do something that will mean something. Shut it down. Live bold, reset the game, subvert the dominant paradigm. You have the power to make the government live within it's means in one, fell...
  • Occupy And Labor Argue That Higher Wages Can Solve Fiscal Cliff (Spew-worthy)

    11/27/2012 3:37:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    NYU Local ^ | November 27, 2012 | Brett Chamberlin
    With the fiscal cliff looming, the deficit ballooning and the economy far from booming, the ongoing debate over how best to address the nation’s economic woes remains unsettled. Now, labor leaders and Occupy networks are agitating for what may be the fix: higher wages. This Black Friday, workers at Walmart and other big box stores in 47 states began unprecedented demonstrations calling for higher wages and benefits. Although widespread and formally organized strikes have yet to be seen, the growing movement is likely to drive a larger national conversation about the way tens of millions of American workers are compensated....