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  • Motivational Speaker Zig Ziglar Passes Away at 86 'Giant of the Faith,' Renowned Speaker Dies

    11/28/2012 1:06:40 PM PST · by HokieMom · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | November 28, 2012 | Nicola Menzie , Christian Post Reporter
    Renowned Christian motivational speaker Zig Ziglar passed away in a Texas hospital Wednesday morning after battling pneumonia. The Associated Press confirmed with Ziglar's executive assistant, Laurie Magers, that the influential speaker known for "The Ziglar Way" died at a hospital in Plano, Texas, located in the suburb of Dallas. Dr. Tony Evans, Senior Pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, issued a joint statement with his wife, Lois Evans, regarding the passing of the motivational speaker and author. Read more at http://global.christianpost.com/news/motivational-speaker-zig-ziglar-passes-away-at-86-85732/#fv09iJOPWopSaPl4.99
  • High-fructose corn syrup linked to type 2 diabetes

    11/28/2012 12:58:27 PM PST · by neverdem · 113 replies
    The Ssaratogian ^ | November 28, 2012 | Annie Hauser
    Countries using high-fructose corn syrup have diabetes rates 20 percent higher than countries that do not, a new international analysis finds. High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in national food supplies around the world might help explain the rising rates of type 2 diabetes around the world, researchers at the University of Southern California and the University of Oxford report in the journal Global Public Health. After studying 42 countries, researchers found that those that use HFCS in their food supply had a 20 percent higher prevalence of diabetes than those that did not use HFCS, suggesting an association with diabetes independent...
  • Give Pot a Chance

    11/28/2012 12:57:41 PM PST · by Renfield · 130 replies
    N. Y. Times ^ | 11-22-2012 | TIMOTHY EGAN
    SEATTLE – In two weeks, adults in this state will no longer be arrested or incarcerated for something that nearly 30 million Americans did last year. For the first time since prohibition began 75 years ago, recreational marijuana use will be legal; the misery-inducing crusade to lock up thousands of ordinary people has at last been seen, by a majority of voters in this state and in Colorado, for what it is: a monumental failure. That is, unless the Obama administration steps in with an injunction, as it has threatened to in the past, against common sense. For what stands...
  • Fake UPS Delivery Notices Carry Malware

    11/28/2012 12:55:32 PM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 10 replies
    GFI.com ^ | 11/28/2012 | Chris Boyd
    There may only be 26 days until Christmas, but you can get your hands on a jolly bundle of “My computer is on fire and would you like a mince pie” considerably faster than that. Here’s a rather seasonal looking fake UPS delivery notification, claiming in broken English that “Your package delivered to the nearest Postal Office. When receiving, please show a mailing receipt. Address of the nearest office you can find on our website”.
  • Iran’s Gazan Proxy War

    11/28/2012 12:52:51 PM PST · by Mr. Doctor · 6 replies
    The Energy Tribune ^ | Peter Glover
    While the Israeli-Hamas cease-fire holds and the TV pundits argue over who initiated the recent Gazan spat, the evidence for an Iran instigated proxy war is overwhelming. Iran’s fingerprints are all over Hamas’ weaponry. For Iran, it’s essential, in the face of a potential ‘nuclear’ showdown, that Israel remains occupied on its border with Teheran’s proxies: Gaza, Lebanon and Syria. It’s a strategy confirmed by the Arab worlds’ most-read newspaper. The long-range rockets currently being fired towards Tel Aviv are Iranian-manufactured Fajr 5 missiles. The IDF (Israeli Defence Force) website cites Sudan as assisting in the transit of these weapons....
  • Second North Korean missile launch would be unprecedented.

    11/28/2012 12:50:46 PM PST · by teflon9 · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | November 27th, 2012 | Jennifer Rizzo
    While new satellite images show preparations for what is believed to be a coming long-range missile launch by North Korea, a second attempt in 2012 would be unprecedented, a top satellite image analyst told Security Clearance. There have been four launches of this scale since 1998, including a failed attempt in April of this year. A second launch in 2012 would be the first time North Korea has launched two systems of this class, their largest missile class, in less than three years. "The fact that they are now apparently preparing for a second launch in 2012 indicated that the...
  • McGreen Jobs

    11/28/2012 12:48:57 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 27, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    “Employees at bicycle shops have green jobs,” economist Diana Furchtgott-Roth points out in a Capital Research Center study. “So do workers at antique dealers, at the Salvation Army used clothing recycling centers, and at used record stores, because used items count as recycled goods.” Furchtgott-Roth testified at a congressional hearing in June that examined the definition of “green jobs.” “As a witness at the hearing, I explained that, because the white paper cup placed before me on the table had a ‘Power to Save Energy’ logo, employees who produced it had green jobs,” she recalls. “The product met the BLS...
  • Study: More Guns Equal Less Crime

    11/28/2012 12:48:37 PM PST · by South40 · 9 replies
    TPNN ^ | 11/28/2012 | Greg Campbell
    Gun control is a less-discussed issue these days compared to the mid-‘90’s. It was around this time that gun control hysteria swept the nation as it served as an electable quality for all leftist leaders to crusade against those evil man-killers. As they created further restrictions and instituted a federal assault weapons ban, we were all told that it was for our own good. After all, guns kill people and lead to increased crime rates. It turns out that not only is that not true, but the exact opposite seems to be true. A recent study in Virginia has shown...
  • Vanity - AARP Commercial - Anyone see what I saw?

    11/28/2012 12:46:40 PM PST · by BookaT · 13 replies
    Hallmark Channel ^ | Today | BookaT
    I was on the phone talking and flipping through channels and saw an AARP commercial. I stopped flipping channels for no real purpose. Towards the end of the commercial they have a graphic of the USA and the way the move onto the next talkng point/topic/sales pitch is to show a graphic of the USA spiraling upside down until it disappears while it is upside down. maybe not a big deal but kind of pissed me off.
  • John Heilemann Makes Lindsey Graham Joke on ‘Morning Joe;’

    11/28/2012 12:44:54 PM PST · by upchuck · 8 replies
    mediabristo ^ | Wednesday, November 28, 2010 | Chris Ariens
    Just after 6am, on “Morning Joe” this morning, Joe, Mika and guest John Heilemann were talking about yesterday’s New York Times article about “the three amigos” Senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham, who have bonded over the last decade through international travel putting themselves at the center of the foreign policy debate at home. With Lieberman leaving the Senate, McCain and Graham have brought in another “amigo” Senator Kelly Ayotte. That prompted Heilemann to make a bad joke, at the expense of Graham: Heilemann: They need a third amigo at all times. So now they have — now...
  • Times “Expert” Says Scandals Aren’t Scandals

    11/28/2012 12:43:05 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | November 21, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    — Columbia University has a “director of the center for gender and sexuality law” by the name of Katherine Franke who is considered an authority on sexual matters by The New York Times. Her position seems to be that recent scandals in the news are not really scandalous, except in terms of being sensationalized and overblown by the media. She told the paper that Kevin Clash and David Petraeus were victims of a “sex panic” when they resigned from their respective positions. The Times story written by Elizabeth Jensen and Brian Stelter is noteworthy for the claim that Clash, the...
  • No Sushi for You: Japan Airlines to Serve KFC

    11/28/2012 12:42:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | 11/28/12 | Darren Booth | CNBC
    Flying Japan Airlines in the near future? Colonel Sanders will be joining you as the airline rolls out Kentucky Fried Chicken meals onboard flights from Tokyo to the U.S. and Europe. Japan Airlines and Kentucky Fried Chicken Japan are collaborating for the seventh installment of the airline's Air Series in-flight meal program - temporary restaurant promotions for in-flight catering. Past featured meals have included traditional Japanese fare from Taimeiken and Yoshinoya. The fast-food meals, which will include a drumstick, boneless chicken breast, coleslaw, lettuce leaves and bread, will be served on flights from December 1 to Feb. 28, 2013. KFC's...
  • 6-month sentence in stabbing death of parrot

    11/28/2012 12:37:08 PM PST · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    Heraldnet ^ | November 27, 2012 | Rikki King
    EVERETT -- An Everett man was sentenced to six months in jail Tuesday for the stabbing death of his former girlfriend's parrot. Richard J. Atkinson, 63, pleaded guilty last month in Snohomish County Superior Court to first-degree animal cruelty and second-degree domestic-violence malicious mischief. He's been held at the Snohomish County Jail since the Aug. 19 attack. Police alleged that Atkinson was alone at the former couple's Everett home when he killed the bird with a serving fork and then trashed the house.
  • Entitlements Are Another Form of Slavery [Video: Black Leader Speaks Truth!]

    11/28/2012 12:36:23 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Victoria Jackson Show ^ | November 28, 2012 | Victoria Jackson
    Appearing in the award-winning documentary, “Runaway Slave,” is Dr. Timothy Johnson, the founder of the Frederick Douglass Foundation based in Washington D.C. In November of 2008, after being frustrated with the election of Obama, Dr. Tim had a dream, a calling. “I got tired of hearing there were no black Republicans.” The Frederick Douglass Foundation is pro-life, pro-traditional marriage; it is “the largest Christ-centered, multi-ethnic and Republican ministry.” Dr. Tim explains that Martin Luther King was a Republican, as is Alveda King, as was Frederick Douglass, and the Republican Party was formed to defeat slavery, and ensure equality for all...
  • TERRORIST BREAKS INTO ISRAELI MOTHER’S HOUSE WITH A KNIFE AND PIPE AND SHE TAKES HIM DOWN

    11/28/2012 12:31:28 PM PST · by lowbridge · 54 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | november 28, 2012 | erica ritz
    Yael Matzpun was sleeping in a room with her four-year-old daughter and two-year-old son when she was awoken by heavy footsteps in the hall. She knew that her husband, an IDF officer, was not due at home. “Suddenly I saw a terrorist in a kefiyyeh [head scarf] standing opposite me,” she told Maariv. “I decided that if I didn’t fight, he would murder me and my four children, there would be a massacre like in Itamar, where the Fogels and three of their children were murdered in their home.” The terrorist turned on the light and said something in Arabic,...
  • Can you opt out of Obamacare?

    11/28/2012 12:30:52 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 37 replies
    Citizens Council for Health Freedom ^ | 11-27-12 | twila brase
    Two weeks ago, I pointed out Section 1555, one of the major chinks in PPACA's armor according to an attorney at the Goldwater Institute. Section 1555 is in the law under "Subtitle G - Miscellaneous Provisions." Since bringing this up, I've heard from some who believe that this section is limited solely to those who sell ("issue") health insurance. Here again is Section 1555: "No individual, company, business, nonprofit entity, or health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage shall be required to participate in any Federal health insurance program created under this Act (or any amendments made...
  • To Vilify Israel, NYT Claims Slain Terrorists Were Journalists

    11/28/2012 12:29:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/20/12 | William Bigelow
    The New York Times, in its reprehensible campaign to vilify Israel and whitewash Hamas, has resorted to lying about terrorists Israel has killed by pretending the targets were journalists. The author, one David Carr, reported in a piece titled “Using War as Cover to Target Journalists” that two senior Hamas terrorists Israel killed last week were “journalists.” Carr claims that the two terrorists, Mahmoud al-Kumi and Hussam Salama, were cameramen for Al-Aqsa TV, which is run by Hamas. They were supposedly covering the Gaza conflict when a missile struck their car. What Carr didn’t report was that the two men...
  • Mitt Romney: A good man. The right fight.(Look at THIS BS)!

    11/28/2012 12:23:53 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 45 replies
    The Washington ComPost ^ | November 28 2012 | By Stuart Stevens
    Stuart Stevens was the chief strategist for the Romney presidential campaign. Over the years, one of the more troubling characteristics of the Democratic Party and the left in general has been a shortage of loyalty and an abundance of self-loathing. It would be a shame if we Republicans took a narrow presidential loss as a signal that those are traits we should emulate. I appreciate that Mitt Romney was never a favorite of D.C.’s green-room crowd or, frankly, of many politicians. That’s why, a year ago, so few of those people thought that he would win the Republican nomination. But...
  • First-Year Corporate Lawyer Can't Believe His Job Is THIS Soul Crushing

    11/28/2012 12:20:34 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 45 replies
    BI ^ | 11/28/2012 | Law & Order
    "You know it's going to be boring, but you just don't appreciate how boring it actually is," one first-year associate at a large New York law firm tells us. The young lawyer describes long days of reading dense papers, which he only barely understands, and which seem to have no bearing on any actual case. "Doc review is the most boring experience of your life, but strangely nerve-wracking because you know you're messing it up, but you just can't bring yourself to care that you're messing it up. And you're probably going to mess it up even if you did...
  • Andrew Cuomo’s fracking follies (NY has the resources to create an energy boom, thousands of jobs)

    11/28/2012 12:09:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/26/2012 | Brad Gill
    Last week’s news that the state Department of Environmental Conservation will miss a Nov. 29 deadline to release regulations guiding future natural-gas exploration in New York was another blow to a beleaguered industry — an industry, by the way, that has operated safely in New York for decades and isn’t asking for a dime of public money to expand here. This latest delay is necessary, according to the state, for three “experts” chosen by the state Health Department to review the potential health impacts. Never mind that these experts have already made public statements that suggest a bias against natural-gas...
  • Who changed the Benghazi talking points?

    Who within the Obama administration deleted mention of "terrorism" and "al-Qaeda" from the CIA's talking points on the deadly Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi? It isn't the only unanswered question in the wake of the tragedy, but it's proven to be one of the most confounding.
  • Pentagon Spends $100,000 to Find Out: ‘Did Jesus Die for Klingons Too?’

    11/28/2012 11:56:27 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 42 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | November 16, 2012 | Heather Clark
    An Oklahoma senator has released a report outlining what he believes is some of the Pentagon’s most wasteful spending. Among a number of odd items includes a workshop on how Christianity would be affected if aliens were proven to exist. Senator Tom Coburn is known to be the “waste-watcher” on Capitol Hill, as he investigates unnecessary spending in various branches of the government. On Thursday, he issued what some consider to be a laughable list of Defense Department expenditures that have nothing to do with defense. In addition to $1.5 billion being spent on a plan to invent roll-up beef...
  • Accused Beacon Hill rapist sprung from custody twice in 5 months

    11/28/2012 11:54:25 AM PST · by massmike · 4 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 11/28/2012 | John Zaremba And Colneth Smiley Jr.
    The Level 3 sex offender arrested yesterday in a horrifying Beacon Hill home invasion and rape was sprung from custody twice in the past year, prosecutors said. Anthony G. Williams, 45, made bail in July on a charge of failing to register as a sex offender — and then again in September in an assault and battery charge, Suffolk District Attorney spokesman Jake Wark said. Prosecutors at that hearing had asked Judge Mark Summerville to revoke his earlier bail and keep him in custody on an additional $200, Wark said. Summerville denied the request; Wark did not know why. Williams...
  • CHART OF THE DAY: There's No Link Between Capital Gains Tax Rates and GDP

    11/28/2012 11:53:15 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Nov. 28, 2012, 8:27 AM | Sam Ro
    The prospect of higher investment tax rates (on capital gains and dividend income) is on every investors' mind lately. As it stands, Bush era tax cuts will expire by the end of the year sending the long-term capital gains tax to 25 percent from 15 percent and the dividend income tax to north of 39 percent. Conventional conservative wisdom suggests higher taxes would be bad for the economy. But the empirical evidence is less clear. Societe Generale writes about it in a note to clients today: In terms of the macro impact, the dollar amounts involved are small and will...
  • Lawsuit says police didn't need to shoot, kill Rosie (Cops: "Let's just go shoot him")

    11/28/2012 11:51:03 AM PST · by Arthurio · 74 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 11-27 | Mike Carter
    To Deirdre and Charles Wright, their 4-year-old Newfoundland named Rosie was a member of the family — a big, hairy, doe-eyed friend and companion who "aided in their enjoyment of life, well-being, personal development and daily activities." To the trio of Des Moines police officers who confronted the barking bear-of-a-dog in the driveway of the Wrights' home two years ago, she was something else entirely. "He doesn't want me to get very close," one of the officers is heard saying on an audio recording from a patrol cruiser's dashboard camera, the deep bark of the dog in the background. -snip-...
  • THE KEY ‘R’ WORD IS REPUBLICAN, NOT ROMNEY

    11/28/2012 11:48:31 AM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11/28/2012 | Newt Gingrich
    With all the efforts to understand the recent election defeat, a lot of the focus has been on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his campaign. That is exactly the wrong way to begin analyzing the outcome of the 2012 campaign.The focus on Romney as a candidate is profoundly misleading for those who want to prepare for future Republican victories.Any analysis of recent Republican presidential results will reveal a systemic failure which can’t be ascribed to Romney.The last clear Republican presidential victory was in 1988 when Vice President George H W Bush won with 53.37 percent over Dukakis.Since then we...
  • UPDATED: Reynolds is running for Congress

    11/28/2012 11:45:32 AM PST · by Osage Orange · 15 replies
    WLSAM ^ | 11-28-12 | Bill Cameron
    Story by 89 WLS reporter Bill Cameron (CHICAGO) - Convicted ex-congressman Mel Reynolds has just announced for re-election with the slogan "Re-elect Reynolds so he can finish the work." Standing before a sign that said "redemption," convicted felon Mel Reynolds admitted he's made mistakes. But he would not specifically admit what he did time for – sexually abusing a 16 year old campaign worker. Some say Mel Reynolds has no shame. To those people Mel Reynold's says, "I say to those people that I'm not perfect, and if you're perfect, I'm not appealing to you." Reynolds conceded this is not...
  • WH: Obama 'Is Not Particularly Concerned' Whether Susan Rice Misled the American People

    11/28/2012 11:44:19 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 116 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Nov. 28, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    In response to a question from reporter Major Garrett on whether the Obama administration's mishandling of Benghazi raises "core questions of basic competency," press secretary Jay Carney revealed that Barack Obama "is not particularly concerned" about whether Susan Rice misled the American people: "What the president is worried about, Major, is what happened and why in Benghazi. He is not particularly concerned about whether the ambassador or I went out and talked about the fact that we believed extremists might have been responsible.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: MORAL PERSON, 11-28-12

    11/28/2012 11:44:08 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-28-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):MORAL PERSON In ecclesiastical law, a group of at least three physical person united together by their free will to form a society recognized as such be competent Church authority. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Claptrap About Compromise - It is the establishment's euphemism for collusion in corruption.

    11/28/2012 11:35:51 AM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11.28.12 | GEORGE NEUMAYR
    The Bolsheviks, according to historians, robbed banks before they rose to power in Russia. That foreshadowed their economic policies. The Marxism they implemented once in power was just an extension of their armed robbery. Today's redistributionists in America don't have bank robbery in their pasts but they do accept organized theft as the norm of politics. They see all wealth belonging to the state automatically, which is why they count all tax cuts as "government spending" and why they feel entitled to hike up taxes whenever a self-inflicted "crisis" appears. Taxpayers didn't cause the "fiscal cliff" emergency; derelict pols did....
  • AP Under Attack for Removing Islamophobia, Homophobia from Stylebook

    11/28/2012 11:35:11 AM PST · by bayouranger · 28 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 28NOV12 | Daniel Greenfield
    First the Associated Press announced that it would continue using “Illegal Alien” instead of “Undocumented American”, “Accidental Border Crosser” or “Beautiful Dreamer” on the grounds that it was well… technically accurate. Now the AP is throwing out Homophobia and Islamophobia on the grounds that they are inaccurate and conflate prejudice with mental illness. And that has led to outrage hysteria from the usual organs of the left who like sticking to their politicized words once they’ve made enough people aware of them. “Ethnic cleansing is a euphemism for pretty violent activities, a phobia is a psychiatric or medical term for...
  • Montana tribal elder who 'adopted' Obama dies

    11/28/2012 11:34:38 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 28, 2012
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- An elder from Montana's Crow Indian Tribe who ceremoniously adopted then-Sen. Barack Obama into his family during the 2008 presidential race has died. Tribal officials say 78-year-old Hartford "Sonny" Black Eagle Jr. died Monday at his home in Lodge Grass on the tribe's reservation in the southeastern part of the state.
  • Norquist: Obama Placing ‘Left-Wing Fantasies’ Above American Families

    11/28/2012 11:27:18 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies
    CBS DC ^ | Nov. 28, 2012
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, Grover Norquist, dismissed discussion of GOP defections from his “no new taxes” pledge, and President Obama’s tax theories, as pure fantasy. In a Tuesday interview with NPR’s “Morning Edition,” the conservative activist reinforced that support for his “Taxpayer Protection Pledge” — which was signed by 95 percent of Republican congressmen earlier this month – is not waning. Norquist stated that Democrats’ openness to substantial spending cuts is like imagining a “pink unicorn.”
  • 10 people who led us to the ‘fiscal cliff’

    11/28/2012 11:22:37 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 8 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Nov 21, 2012 | Rex Nutting
    <p>Pete Peterson. Peterson founded, funded or supported most of the institutions in Washington devoted to publicizing the problem of the deficit, including ... documentary “I.O.U.S.A.”</p> <p>Bill Clinton. By the time Clinton left office, politicians were beginning to talk about perpetual surpluses, in exactly the same way that hucksters on Wall Street were talking about a perpetual bull market.</p>
  • Iran: Uranium enrichment to be speeded up

    11/28/2012 11:22:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 28 Nov. 2012 11:38 AM ET | Ali Akbar Dareini
    Iran will step up its uranium enrichment program by sharply increasing the number of centrifuges used to make nuclear fuel, a senior official said Wednesday, in direct defiance of Western demands. The statement by Iran’s nuclear chief, Fereidoun Abbasi, is likely to escalate tensions. The West suspects Iran’s nuclear program could be headed toward weapons production and has imposed punishing sanctions to try to persuade Tehran to stop enrichment. Iran has denied the charges, saying its program is peaceful and geared toward generating electricity and producing radioisotopes to treat cancer patients. …
  • First cracks in GOP resolve on tax rates

    11/28/2012 11:21:45 AM PST · by John W · 21 replies
    AP via Yahoo news ^ | November 28, 2012 | Andrew Taylor
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The first cracks are developing among Republicans over whether to accept a quick deal with President Barack Obama on allowing the top two income tax rates to expire. Conservative Oklahoma GOP Rep. Tom Cole told GOP colleagues in a private meeting on Tuesday that it's better to make sure that tax cuts for the 98 percent of taxpayers who make less than $200,000 or $250,000 a year are extended than to battle it out with Obama and risk increasing taxes on everyone. Cole's remarks are noteworthy because he's a longtime GOP loyalist and a confidant of House...
  • Is the GOP Doomed by the ‘Generation Gap’?

    11/28/2012 11:20:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/28/2012 | Rick Moran
    Winston Churchill has been quoted as saying, “Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains.”And any man who writes on politics for New York Magazine has neither heart nor brains --- especially if his name is Jonathan Chait: How doomed are conservatives? Pretty doomed, if you look carefully at the Pew Research Survey’s close analysis of the youth vote in the 2012 elections. The Republicans’ long-term dilemma has generally been framed in racial terms, but it’s mainly a...
  • Trojan to shake up South End

    11/28/2012 11:15:13 AM PST · by massmike · 19 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 11/28/2012 | Colneth Smiley Jr.
    The South End will be buzzing Monday as Trojan — thwarted in its initial plans to give away vibrators at City Hall Plaza — has moved the sex-toy free-for-all to the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts on Tremont Street. The condom king will set up “Trojan Vibrations Pleasure Carts” from noon to 4 p.m. handing out 3,000 of the $30 to $40 vibrators, which the company calls “the perfect stocking stuffer.” The giveaway has drawn hundreds of people in other cities, including Chicago on Black Friday and New York in August, where it tied up traffic as...
  • Stocks dead, bonds deader till 2022: Pimco

    11/28/2012 11:00:14 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 12 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Nov 27, 2012 | Paul B. Farrell
    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Big money managers are warning investors. They’re now citing the Bible: “Seven lean years.” No recovery till 2016. That was Jeremy Grantham back a few years ago. His GMO firm manages $104 billion. Now Bill Gross and Mohamed El-Erian, the co-CEOs at the $2 trillion Pimco money managers, are citing the same biblical warning to jar investors awake and prepare for the coming lean years of slow, low growth and austerity. Except in Pimco’s new warning, the future just got much, much darker for investors — no recovery until 2022. Earlier in the summer...
  • One Possible Reason Democrats Are Stuck On Tax Hikes To Solve Everything...

    11/28/2012 10:57:03 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-28-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Whatever happened to the right to be left alone?

    11/28/2012 10:55:03 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 28, 2012 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
    <p>The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was written in order to keep the government from invading the right to be left alone--today known as the right to privacy. The Framers who wrote the Constitution, and Jefferson and his colleagues who insisted on the Fourth amendment among others, had suffered grievously at the hands of the British king and his soldiers.</p>
  • EPA suspends BP from new federal contracts

    11/28/2012 10:51:18 AM PST · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    The Washington Post Business ^ | November 28, 2012 | Steven Mufson
    The Environmental Protection Agency has suspended BP from bidding on any new federal contracts as a result of the company’s conduct during the Deepwater Horizon drilling disaster that led to 11 deaths and the largest U.S. offshore spill. The EPA said the suspension would not affect BP’s current contracts or leases, which are crucial to the company. The London-based oil giant is the largest leaseholder in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico, with more than 700 leases, and it is the gulf’s largest producer of oil and gas from more than 20 fields there. Although the EPA did not say how...
  • Obama on tax cuts: Don’t ‘screw this up,’ Washington

    11/28/2012 10:43:41 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Nov. 28, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    President Barack Obama urged Americans on Wednesday to help him pressure Congress to prevent a Jan. 1 tax hike on the middle class, saying it was up to the public to make sure Washington doesn't "screw this up." "When the American people speak loudly enough, lo and behold Congress listens," Obama said, flanked by Americans who answered the White House's call to detail what that tax increase would cost them personally. "We really need to get this right. I can only do it with the help of the American people," the president said. "It's too important for Washington to screw...
  • Surveillance video shows violent confrontation at gas station

    11/28/2012 10:43:25 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 58 replies
    KHOU 11 ^ | 11-27-12 | Rucks Russell
    HOUSTON—As family members of a man who was shot by a Valero clerk in southeast Houston called for the store clerk’s arrest, the store owner released surveillance video. Alexander Calloway, 21, and his two cousins were trying to enter the gas station on Martin Luther King and Belarbor around 3:30 a.m., but the store was locked. The young men got into an argument with the clerk, who unlocked his door and came outside, police said. Someone punched the clerk in the face and the clerk pulled out his gun and shot Calloway in the stomach, according to HPD. Calloway’s cousins...
  • Bacon shaving cream: Justin, Dave invent new bacon flavored product from J&D Foods

    11/28/2012 10:43:15 AM PST · by Daffynition · 30 replies
    WPTV ^ | 28 November 2012 | WPTV Web Team
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - First, there was Bacon Salt. Then there was Baconnaise. Now the two guys who started the bacon craze are launching a new product, Bacon Shaving Cream. Justin and Dave, the men behind J&D Foods , are introducing their Bacon Shaving Cream for a limited time. They say they created only 2500 jars of the "pork-scented lather of the gods" and will start selling it today, November 28. The guys, who call themselves "Bacontrepreneurs," claim it is best used "after a hot shower or before an important date."
  • Are you happy with your hearing aids? or not?

    11/28/2012 10:40:50 AM PST · by ex-snook · 39 replies
    self | 11/28/12 | self
    If you are happy and you know it clap your hands. But also please mention the brand, cost estimate and why you like it. or if you don't like it that info would also be appreciated. Second hand info welcome. Thanks for help.
  • The Most Dangerous Colleges In America

    11/28/2012 10:40:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/20/2012 | Abby Rogers and Gus Lubin
    College is hard enough without having to worry about serious crime. Yet crime is a reality on and around many college campuses. The FBI's Unified Crime Report identified 2,696 violent crime incidents and 87,160 property crime incidents on and around college campuses in 2011. We ranked the most dangerous colleges by averaging FBI crime data per capita from 2008 to 2011 for schools with enrollment over 10,000. Schools were ranked based on a combination of violent crime rank and property crime rank, with violent crime weighted four times higher. NOTE: Some people have objected to our use of FBI data...
  • Federal Student Lending Swells (so are delinquencies)

    11/28/2012 10:36:38 AM PST · by chessplayer · 7 replies
    The federal lending program designed to make college education available to everyone is creating a pile of debt so large it is fanning worries that it has become too easy to borrow too much.
  • Carnival Apologizes To Gay Passengers After Forbidding Drag Dress On Ship

    11/28/2012 10:35:15 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 18 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 11/27/2012 | CBS Miami
    MIAMI (CBS4) – Carnival Cruise Lines is apologizing to gay passengers booked for an upcoming cross-dressing voyage for telling them they could not dress in drag on the ship, according to CBS4 News partner The Miami Herald. The Miami-based company came under fire in the gay and lesbian community when they told passengers who had booked to attend the Drag Stars at Sea that they must “refrain from engaging in inappropriate conduct in public areas” — or be kicked off the ship Glory. Carnival claimed the themed trip did not adhere to their “family friendly atmosphere”. The trip was coordinated...
  • Chris Matthews: Maybe a Susan Rice nomination isn’t such a great idea after all (Video)

    11/28/2012 10:35:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/28/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    When even Chris Matthews can see the dangers in pushing Susan Rice as Hillary Clinton's replacement, maybe the White House should pay attention. Via Eliana Johnson at NRO, the second term hasn't yet begun and Barack Obama needs as much political capital as possible to win on the "fiscal cliff." Why take on this fight, especially when an easy option --- and a better one --- in John Kerry is at hand? Matthews predicts a "very messy and hot" fight over the nomination if it indeed comes, which will be "not helpful," and Matthews hears it may not come at...