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  • Secession: It's constitutional (Walter E. Williams offers evidence from .... U.S. history)

    11/28/2012 9:42:40 AM PST · by Perseverando · 270 replies
    WND ^ | November 27, 2012 | Walter E. Williams
    For decades, it has been obvious that there are irreconcilable differences between Americans who want to control the lives of others and those who wish to be left alone. Which is the more peaceful solution: Americans using the brute force of government to beat liberty-minded people into submission, or simply parting company? In a marriage, where vows are ignored and broken, divorce is the most peaceful solution. Similarly, our constitutional and human rights have been increasingly violated by a government instituted to protect them. Americans who support constitutional abrogation have no intention of mending their ways. Since Barack Obama’s re-election,...
  • No President Obama, We Can't "Outcompete" Other Countries

    11/28/2012 9:40:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/28/2012 | Harry Binswanger
    In a campaign speech, President Obama said: “I know we can outcompete any other nation on earth.” No we can’t. We can’t outcompete Germany, China, France–we can’t compete any other country. In fact, no country can outcompete any other. The very concept “outcompete” makes no sense on a national scale. One business can outcompete another business, but a nation can’t outcompete another nation across the board. Suppose Bangladesh firms have a comparative advantage in sewing garments. Even if Americans are better at it than Bangladeshis, both countries gain if Americans outsource their garment-sewing work to Bangladesh firms and shift American...
  • Is the promise of U.S. troops in the Sinai an outright lie?

    11/28/2012 9:32:40 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/28/2012 | Doug Book
    Is the Gaza cease fire agreed to by Benjamin Netanyahu based on a lie told the PM by Barack Obama? Egypt’s president Mohamed Morsi should be forever beholding to Barack Hussein Obama. After all, Obama’s calculated ouster of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek gave Morsi the job of ruling the Middle East’s most populous nation. And ruling is the right word as Morsi has granted himself both dictatorial power and immunity from prosecution by Egypt’s courts. I “may take the necessary actions and measures to protect the country and the goals of the revolution,” writes the Egyptian president in Article...
  • How ETFs will destroy Wall Street (not a bad option)

    11/28/2012 9:29:53 AM PST · by Grampa Dave · 7 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | 11/28/2012 | Dan Caplinger
    For decades, ordinary investors with modest sums to invest had limited options. With even low discount-broker commissions making a big dent into regular investments from typical paychecks, individual stocks were largely out of reach, leaving actively managed mutual funds as the primary alternative. Through active funds, money managers got used to the idea of taking 1% off the top on an annual basis, regardless of whether the funds they managed produced gains or lost money for their shareholders. Index mutual funds have been around for 35 years, but they largely coexisted peacefully with active funds throughout most of that time....
  • Kim Jong Un 'sexiest man alive' article fools China newspaper

    11/28/2012 9:22:08 AM PST · by PrivateIdaho · 9 replies
    TODAYonline.com ^ | Nov 28, 2012 | TODAYonline
    BEIJING - China's top newspaper went to town yesterday with a 55-page online picture spread of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un being named The Onion's "Sexiest Man Alive for 2012", appearing to fall for a spoof by the United States satirical website. Seemingly clueless as to the real nature of The Onion's tongue-in-cheek award for Mr Kim, the People's Daily splashed full-page photographs of the portly young leader riding horses, clapping his hands, waving and clasping children's cheeks on his tours around North Korea. "With his devastatingly handsome, round face, his boyish charm, and his strong, sturdy frame, this Pyongyang-bred...
  • The election is over, but PLF’s Obamacare suit goes on!

    11/28/2012 9:15:50 AM PST · by Jayster · 3 replies
    Tea Party Patriots El Dorado Hills ^ | 11/15/2012 | DARWIN THRONE
    Pacific Legal Foundation, located in Sacramento, has filed a new lawsuit on the constitutionality of Obamacare that will be heard by the Supreme Court. Sacramento, CA; November 7, 2012: After this week’s election results, the costly, burdensome and intrusive Affordable Care Act (ACA) — “Obamacare” — is less likely than ever to be reformed, let alone repealed, by elected officials. But a promising, powerful legal challenge is still going forward — litigated by attorneys with Pacific Legal Foundation, a watchdog organization that defends limited government, free enterprise, and individual rights, in courtrooms nationwide. “Especially after the election of 2012, PLF...
  • Seven Egyptian Christians sentenced to death for anti-Islam video

    11/28/2012 9:13:08 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 34 replies
    Times of India ^ | Nov 28, 2012, 07.56 PM IST
    CAIRO: A Cairo court on Wednesday sentenced to death seven Egyptian Christians tried in absentia for participating in an anti-Islam video that was released on the Internet in September and prompted violent protests in Muslim countries. "The seven accused persons were convicted of insulting the Islamic religion through participating in producing and offering a movie that insults Islam and its prophet," Judge Saif al-Nasr Soliman said. The low-budget video, produced privately in California, denigrated the Prophet Mohammad and triggered anti-US protests and attacks on Western embassies around the Muslim world. The convicted persons included Egyptian-American Nakoula Bassely Nakoula, who is...
  • If you are having viewing problems, I got the cure

    11/28/2012 9:09:31 AM PST · by MestaMachine · 27 replies
    My silly self | Nov 28 2012 | Me
    Anyone whose viewing is messed up, go to tools on your toolbar and TURN OFF COMPATIBILITY VIEW. That's it. That's all.
  • Yarmuth says he'd be OK only raising taxes on those making more than $500k

    11/28/2012 9:08:46 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 22 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/27/2012 | Nick Storm
    U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, is holding out hope Congress can come to an agreement before the end of the year to avoid the fiscal cliff – a mix of mandatory spending cuts and the expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts. Unlike others, such as Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, Yarmuth said he doesn’t want to see Congress wait until after the first of the year to take up the tax issue. Murray has said Democrats might have a better chance to keep the cuts only for the middle class if the cuts are allowed to expire so Congress...
  • UK City Council Removes Foster Children from Conservative Parents

    11/28/2012 9:03:10 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/28/12
    The term “Orwellian” is overused, but it’s hard to think of a more apt adjective: officials at a left-wing British council have removed three children from their foster parents because of the parents’ political affiliation and unsubstantiated allegations of racism against them. Social workers from Rotherham council in Yorkshire, which is controlled by the Labour party, removed the three Eastern European children from the foster parents — and from what was by all accounts a stable and loving home — after learning that the couple were members of the right-of-center UK Independence Party, or UKIP. Among other policies, UKIP wants...
  • Regarding Saxby Chambliss

    11/28/2012 8:53:45 AM PST · by IbJensen · 33 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/28/2012 | Eric Erickson
    Saxby Chambliss is waffling around like a dog off its leash for the first time. He says he does not care about a “twenty year old pledge” he signed. He’s talking about the Americans for Tax Reform pledge that says he pledges not to raise taxes. He has clarified his remarks to mean he wants tax reform that increases revenue through job growth. Everyone knows that Saxby meant he was happy to raise taxes. Now, under pressure back home, he is waffling. He covets his seat in Washington and is fearful of being primaries. Georgia has primary run-offs, whichs means...
  • 'I got beer from the White House!'

    11/28/2012 8:53:09 AM PST · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    politico44 ^ | 11/27/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    But her most enthusiastic remarks were about the contents of a swag bag, embossed with the presidential seal, that she carried on her arm. Inside, she said, were bottles of the coveted White House home brew. "I got beer!" Carey exclaimed to reporters as she left. "I got beer from the White House!"
  • Michigan Action needed to stop Exchange out of committee.

    11/28/2012 8:48:58 AM PST · by jenk · 5 replies
    email | 11/28/12 | Tony
    ObamaCare exchanges could pass as early as Thursday, we need to get the word out immediately to have folks call their State Reps and demand a no vote! Now for the specifics: The House Health Policy Committee has held hearings on the version of the ObamaCare Exchanges that the Senate passed earlier in the year. We are told that this version would not pass but another version is being worked on. We are told that Gail Haines is one of those working on the "substitute bill". This is why I have her marked as a solid Yes below. Our inside...
  • Wall Street cuts losses on Boehner "fiscal cliff" comment

    11/28/2012 8:48:22 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | November 28,2012 | Angela Moon
    Stocks sharply pared losses on Wednesday after U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said he was optimistic that a deal on the "fiscal cliff" to avert large tax hikes and spending cuts could be reached. After falling nearly 1 percent, the S&P 500 pared losses to trade near flat after Boehner said that Republicans were willing to put revenues on the table if Democrats agreed to spending cuts.
  • Harry Reid and Senate Dems Hypocritically Embrace Nuclear Option To Kill Filibusters

    11/28/2012 8:44:28 AM PST · by raptor22 · 33 replies
    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...
  • College students learn of Obama's secret Pell Grant cuts

    11/28/2012 8:43:39 AM PST · by Baynative · 72 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 11/14/12 | Victor Medina
    Sorry, college students. President Obama has cut your access to Pell Grants by 33%; he just forgot to mention it before Election Day.
  • Clinton Celebrating State Department’s 'Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies'

    11/28/2012 8:39:16 AM PST · by IbJensen · 27 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/28/2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – As she approaches the end of her tenure as America’s top diplomat, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday will address an event in keeping with her active role in promoting benefits for homosexuals in the foreign service. Clinton will deliver remarks at a State Department event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the launch of an organization representing gays and lesbians at the State Department, USAID and other government agencies that send employees abroad. According to its website, the Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFAA) was established “by fewer than a dozen employees who faced official...
  • S.F. gun ordinances are upheld

    11/28/2012 8:36:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 27 November, 2012 | Bob Egelko
    <p>San Francisco can require handgun owners to keep their weapons locked when stored at home and can ban bullets that expand or splinter on contact, a federal judge has ruled in rejecting a National Rifle Association-backed effort to block enforcement of the local gun laws.</p>
  • Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar died this morning at 86

    11/28/2012 8:29:27 AM PST · by AppyPappy · 23 replies
    Facebook page with some of Zig's best https://www.facebook.com/ZigZiglar "This is not the end of your story...Turn the page and start a new chapter." "Only GOD can turn a mess into a message, a test into a testimony, a trial into a triumph, a victim into a victory" "Is your Attitude worth catching?" http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/z/zig_ziglar.html
  • LAUSD 'jails' fill with teachers as misconduct complaints rise

    11/28/2012 8:28:57 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 6 replies
    Daily News ^ | Nov 28, 2012 | Barbara Jones
    They call it "teacher jail" - the administrative offices where nearly 300 Los Angeles Unified educators accused of misconduct spend months on end reading, blogging or texting. The cost is enormous: $1.4 million a month in salaries while district and law-enforcement investigations proceed, and $865,000 to hire substitutes to fulfill their classroom duties. Los Angeles Unified officials insist the cost is worth it - the price the district has to pay for years of downplaying or ignoring suspected abuse. That practice exploded into a major scandal in February with revelations of longtime patterns of misconduct by teachers at Telfair Elementary...