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  • U.S. Pushes to Keep Entrepreneur Jobs in the Country

    11/28/2012 3:20:15 PM PST · by Rio · 12 replies
    The Obama administration's top immigration official is visiting the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to unveil an online resource intended to help entrepreneurs navigate their immigration options. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service Director Alejandro Mayorkas will unveil so-called "Entrepreneur Pathways" on Wednesday.
  • Sen. Collins 'troubled' by Rice comments on Benghazi attack (Also Brings up '98 Embassy Bombings)

    11/28/2012 3:17:48 PM PST · by what's up · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov 28, 2012 | Julian Pecquet
    Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) on Wednesday became the latest GOP senator to raise questions about Susan Rice. After an almost two-hour meeting with the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Collins said she's unconvinced by Rice's explanation of her role after the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya. “I continue to be troubled by the fact that the UN ambassador decided to play what was essentially a political role at the height of a contentious presidential election ... by agreeing to go on the Sunday shows to present the administration's position,” the top Republican on the Homeland Security Committee said.
  • Please help hurricane Sandy victims in Staten Island

    11/28/2012 3:16:26 PM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 49 replies
    Nov 28, 2012 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Hurricane Sandy victims in Staten Island are suffering far more than is being reported. Won’t you please help? We need help feeding our neighbors whose lives have been destroyed. We need your prayers as well. The Red Cross and FEMA are doing very good work, but even they are falling behind. I am a volunteer at a relief center set up by and for ordinary Staten Islanders with no government help. We are retired New York City Police Officers and Firemen. We serve 800 to 1000 meals a day from our own pockets and the generosity of other ordinary people....
  • What's a Conservative to Do?

    11/28/2012 3:09:54 PM PST · by DanMiller · 20 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 28, 2012d | Dan Miller
    Things are getting worse and we have to do something. But what, how and when? We can continue to lick our wounds, gripe as the situation deteriorates or try to ignore the problems. Alternatively, we may be able to do something useful. The situation is deteriorating.David Solway asked at PJ Media Is America Broken? He concluded that she is. The America we have taken for granted and insouciantly abused is no longer. The two-term Obama presidency, with its roots in the seditious neo-Marxist doctrines of Antonio Gramsci, Cloward-Piven and Saul Alinsky, signals what resembles the end of the great republican...
  • What's driving gun sales spike? Federal law, women and zombies

    11/28/2012 3:07:31 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 52 replies
    KING5.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | CHRIS DANIELS
    What's driving gun sales spike? Federal law, women and zombies. BELLEVUE – Karen Manley stood strong in the range Tuesday afternoon, her right hand firmly gripping a handgun. “There had been a rash of home invasions,” said Manley, of Brier. “If anything happens, I could defend myself, my kids, and my home.’ Women are just one factor behind a recent spree of gun sales, locally, and across the nation, according to gun lobbyists. The FBI reported Tuesday that it received 154,873 buyer background check requests on Black Friday, up roughly 20 percent over the same day last year. The requests...
  • Saudi King Abdullah, the great reformist?

    11/28/2012 3:05:46 PM PST · by bayouranger · 16 replies
    digitaljournal.com ^ | 27NOV12 | By Katerina Nikolas
    Saudi King Abdullah is rumoured to be clinically dead. If the rumours are true then the death of a great reformist will bring sycophantic tributes from weapon-selling oil-guzzling nations. But by whose standards is the Guardian of the Kingdom a reformist? Perhaps in comparison to the Taliban King Abdullah could be considered reformist, but not by any standards in the west. Digital Journal reported the Saudi monarch has been acclaimed as topping the list of the 500 most influential personalities in the Muslim world by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center (RISSC). The RISSC proclaimed the King's assurance of women’s...
  • Pushing Conservatives Off the Fiscal Cliff

    11/28/2012 2:55:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    The conventional wisdom has emerged that in order to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff," politicians in Washington must agree to some method of tax increases ("revenue") -- which will be real, even if low taxes are not the cause of our ills -- alongside some kind of promise of spending restraint on entitlement programs, which is our problem, and which no one believes Washington will restrain. The American left and our "objective" journalists -- same thing, I know -- are not helping the nation balance its budget. As usual, these partisan hacks are obsessed with tearing the Republican coalition apart,...
  • Grover Norquist is the problem with Washington DC, not the solution

    11/28/2012 2:49:58 PM PST · by LSUfan · 32 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 28 Nov 12 | Patrick Poole
    One of the bigger political stories of the past few days has been the backlash by some members of the GOP to the manner in which Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform wields some legislators’ tax pledges as a bludgeon to Grover’s own agenda. Some of the criticism of these lawmakers is on target as they lose their nerve following Obama’s reelection and are contemplating various “revenue enhancements” or “tax reform” schemes as mechanisms to raise taxes on American citizens. Fair enough. But that in no way makes Grover Norquist the guy in the white hat as a review...
  • Next Rice critic to emerge not exactly a sexist conservative cavedweller

    11/28/2012 2:44:36 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10:31 am on November 28, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    So far, defenders of Susan Rice’s attempts to flack a false narrative on behalf of the White House have tried smearing her critics as either racist or sexist conservative troglodytes. After Kelly Ayotte took the lead among the Senate Republican caucus in opposing Rice’s rumored nomination to State, at least temporarily, the same defenders dismissed her as window dressing.  However, the next potential critic won’t be so easily dismissed.  Maureen Dowd checked in with Susan Collins, one of the GOP’s moderates, who will meet with Rice today to get answers to a few questions on her mind as well: Collins...
  • It's Not Just Taxes: Benefit Cuts Divide Democrats (No cuts, no deal!)

    11/28/2012 2:42:21 PM PST · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/28/2012 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press
    It's not just about taxes. There's another big obstacle to overcome as Congress and President Barack Obama work to skirt the fiscal cliff: deep divisions among Senate Democrats over whether to consider cuts to popular benefit programs like Medicare and Medicaid. Much of the focus during negotiations seeking an alternative to $671 billion in automatic tax increases and spending cuts beginning in January has centered on whether Republicans would agree to raising taxes on the wealthy. Obama insists that tax increases on the wealthy must be part of any deal, even as White House officials concede that government benefit programs...
  • HAVE YOU USED THE GENOGRAPHIC PROJECT?

    11/28/2012 2:41:29 PM PST · by WHATNEXT? · 53 replies
    ME
    Thinking of getting the kit for a Christmas gift.
  • LivingSocial expected to lay off 400 in U.S.

    11/28/2012 2:39:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Business Journal ^ | November 28, 2012 | Bill Flook
    LivingSocial Inc. is slated to launch a major round of layoffs Thursday, with as many as 400 job cuts expected across its U.S. workforce, according to sources with knowledge of the daily deal giant’s plans. Those cuts are expected to span a wide range of positions and markets, including in LivingSocial’s home turf of D.C., the sources said. It is not known how many will occur in D.C., where LivingSocial maintains six offices downtown. A LivingSocial spokesman declined to comment. The layoffs raise a host of questions about the future. First and foremost: LivingSocial in July won an up-to $32.5...
  • Holder, Malloy give a new look at an old idea on guns

    11/28/2012 2:38:16 PM PST · by matt04 · 18 replies
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy gave a high-profile roll out Tuesday to an anti-gun violence strategy that targets hundreds of young minority men deemed most likely to kill or be killed in Bridgeport, Hartford and New Haven. In an era of tight resources and a political unwillingness to squeeze the supply of guns, "Project Longevity" is an ambitious, if politically easy new take on an old strategy: Focus existing social-services and law-enforcement resources on those most at risk. The basics are simple: identify a pool of young men involved in gangs and street violence, then...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Wednesday, November-28-2012

    11/28/2012 2:38:06 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 55 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Madison civil rights panel looks at making homelessness a protected class

    11/28/2012 2:33:39 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    madison dot com ^ | 11-27-12 | PAT SCHNEIDER
    Should homelessness be a protected trait — like sex, race, age and many others — in the city of Madison? The city’s advisory Equal Opportunities Commission is beginning to look into adding homelessness to the list of characteristics which may not be considered in housing, employment and public accommodation under Madison’s Equal Opportunities Ordinance. Interest in exploring whether homeless people should be designated a protected class to ensure their civil rights goes back to a controversy early this year about efforts to dissuade the homeless from hanging out in the lobby of the City-County Building, committee Chairman Brian Benford told...
  • Astronomers find biggest black hole, 17 BILLION times the size of Sun

    11/28/2012 2:29:09 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies
    The Register ^ | 28th November 2012 21:21 GMT | Iain Thomson in San Francisco
    A team at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy has found the largest recorded black hole, one that swallows an unprecedented amount of its home galaxy, potentially requiring a rethink in our understanding of galactic formation. The huge hole has been spotted in the heart of the disk system NGC 1277, a smallish galaxy about 10 per cent of the size of the Milky Way and situated around 220 million light-years from Earth, in the constellation Perseus. Almost all galaxies have black holes at their centers, but they typically only take up around 0.1 per cent of the total galactic...
  • Our view: Limit illegal immigrant license plan

    11/28/2012 2:27:33 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    Northwest Herald ^ | November 28, 2012 | Shaw Media
    There are two ways to look at the recent push by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Senate President John Cullerton to grant driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. The first is to say absolutely not. Illegal immigrants, after all, are here illegally. They’re not supposed to be living in the U.S. They shouldn’t be able to buy and register automobiles. Employers aren’t supposed to hire them, so they shouldn’t have jobs that they need a car to drive to each day. And so on. Giving illegal immigrants driver’s licenses also sends the message that, yes, we will accept you in our...
  • Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship 2012 (Application Deadline: December 31, 2012)

    11/28/2012 2:25:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 3 replies
    ScholarshipExperts.com ^ | ScholarshipExperts.com
    Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship 2012 ScholarshipExperts.com is now offering the Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship in 2012. One scholarship recipient will be chosen to receive a $1,000 scholarship Applicants must: • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2018) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education • Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the topic: Imagine that your high school/college has been overrun with...
  • Parting Company

    11/28/2012 2:23:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 104 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2012 | Walter 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,...
  • Conference to study father figures in television

    11/28/2012 2:22:54 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    cna ^ | November 28, 2012 | Estefania Aguirre
    Rome, Italy, Nov 28, 2012 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At an upcoming spring conference, the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross will examine father figures and their portrayal in TV, including Lord Grantham from the British series Downton Abbey. Many television series “portray the father as being the family's problem,” observed Professor Enrique Fuster, one of the organizers of the conference scheduled for April 22-23, 2013 at the Roman university. Fuster, who teaches cinema history at Holy Cross, noted that screen writers often depict schizophrenic and dysfunctional families and their solution for these situations is usually “a family rupture.”...
  • Nobel Peace Laureates Call for 'Military Embargo Against Israel'

    11/28/2012 2:20:41 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/11/12 | Rachel Hirschfeld
    A group of Nobel peace-prize winners, prominent artists and activists issued a call for a “comprehensive military embargo against Israel” following the recent hostilities in Gaza. In a letter, the group denounces the United States, European Union and several developing countries for what it describes as their "complicity" through weapons sales and other military support for the Jewish state, The Guardian reported. The 52 signatories include the Nobel peace laureates Mairead Maguire and Adolfo Perez Esquivel; film directors Mike Leigh and Ken Loach; author Alice Walker; notorious anti-Israel academic Noam Chomsky; Roger Waters of Pink Floyd; and Stephane Hessel, a...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu: The most dangerous leader in the world today

    11/28/2012 2:19:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Philippine Star ^ | 11/28/2012 | William M. Esposo
    Israel Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu should be considered the world’s most dangerous leader today. It’s not because of what Bibi Netanyahu and Israel are capable of inflicting but because of what Bibi Netanyahu and Israel could ignite - a far greater conflict than just an Israel-Iran War that could extend all the way here. Alone, Israel might not even be able to defeat Iran. The Israelis should remember the heavy price they paid for the 2006 Hezbollah-Israel War that was fought in Lebanon. That was a shocking experience for Israel. A mere neighborhood bully stopped this mighty tiny Jewish...
  • MONSTER QUASAR BLAST blows stunned astro boffins' WIGS OFF

    11/28/2012 2:18:51 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    The Register ^ | 28th November 2012 16:40 GMT | Kelly Fiveash, Networks Correspondent
    Physics boffins have discovered a dying galaxy whose black hole core has emitted the biggest burst of energy ever to be found by scientists. Researchers at Virginia Tech in the US examined the record-breaking quasar, dubbed SDSS J1106+1939, using a colossal telescope in Paranal, Chile to observe what they described as a "monster outflow". They explained that the rate at which energy was carried away by the lusty mass of material ejected was equivalent to two trillion times the power output of the sun. "This is about 100 times higher than the total power output of the Milky Way galaxy,"...
  • One fiscal cliff fix: Raise the gas tax

    11/28/2012 2:17:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    CNN Money ^ | November 28, 2012 | Steve Hargreaves
    As lawmakers race to negotiate a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, some experts say one tax increase should be on the table: a gas tax hike. Currently at 18.4 cents a gallon, the federal gas tax is used primarily to build and repair roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure. The tax raises about $32 billion a year. But that's not enough. The government hands out about $50 billion a year to states and towns to help with road costs. The difference comes out of general funds or has to be borrowed. Meanwhile, the gas tax hasn't been raised since...
  • Drawbridge Inn To Close For Good on Sunday (Fort Mitchell, Kentucky)

    11/28/2012 2:10:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WKRC-TV ^ | November 28, 2012
    The Fort Mitchell landmark the Drawbridge Hotel and Convention Center is closing for good. Owners announced the closure, which takes effect on Sunday. The Drawbridge has been open on Buttermilk Pike for 42 years and has hosted 4,500 events. Managers say, "The closing of the hotel will allow the new ownership time to clearly focus on future opportunities for the site and weigh the feasibility of remaining in the hospitality industry." The inn was placed under new owners in 2009, and was renovated at that time...
  • What student loans, college financing, and Duff Beer have in common

    11/28/2012 2:09:17 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 1 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | November 28, 2012, 10:55 am | James Pethokoukis
    [Since 2000, tuition at public four-year colleges has risen by an inflation-adjusted 72%, or nearly 6% a year. At the same time, the real average earnings for workers aged 25 to 34 with only a Bachelor’s degree have declined nearly 15%, according to Citigroup.] Outstanding student loan debt now stands at $956 billion, an increase of $42 billion since last quarter.  However, of the $42 billion, $23 billion is new debt while the remaining $19 billion is attributed to previously defaulted student loans that have been updated on credit reports this quarter.1 As a result, the percent of student loan balances...
  • BORDER CROSSING OPERATES ON HONOR SYSTEM, BORDER PATROL HUNDREDS OF MILES AWAY

    11/28/2012 2:07:20 PM PST · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    human events ^ | november 28, 2012 | Audrey Hudson
    The Obama administration is set to reopen a crossing station at the Texas and Mexico border that was closed after the September 11 terrorist attack for security concerns, yet is newly constructed to be monitored by Border agents stationed hundreds of miles away. Federal officials estimate the Boquillas crossing located in the Big Bend National Park will accommodate 20,000 visitors a year, whose entry into the U.S. will by monitored by Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officers 300 miles away in El Paso through surveillance cameras that will observe kiosks where identification cards are scanned for access. “Remote technology would...
  • Was Angus T. Jones Wrong for Bashing Two and a Half Men?

    11/28/2012 2:07:18 PM PST · by InHisService · 42 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 11-28-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    I have to admit, I have never watched Two and a Half Men, and never will. I hate sitcoms. I’ve tried to watch other ones and found them to be rather unfunny; as a Christian myself I find the content worldly, over-sexualized and very distasteful, as are most programs on TV. But as an actor on the program, was Jones wrong for speaking out against it?
  • Douthat's excellent critique of American heresies [Bad Religion]

    11/28/2012 2:07:04 PM PST · by Salvation · 28 replies
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | 11-27-12 | Phil Lawler
    Douthat's excellent critique of American heresies By Phil Lawler  | November 27, 2012 8:27 AM Ross Douthat will forgive me, I hope, for saying that it is remarkable Bad Religion was written by such a young man. I don’t mean to patronize him. A conservative Catholic writer who has established himself as a regular op-ed columnist for the New York Times doesn’t need a condescending pat on the head from me.Still, as I read Douthat’s description of the seismic shifts in American culture during the 1960s and 1970s, I had to remind myself repeatedly that he is too young to...
  • Lincoln - Christian Movie Review

    11/28/2012 2:03:03 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 87 replies
    Steven Spielberg’s film LINCOLN clearly takes the politically correct, Northern view of Lincoln and wraps it up in the shroud of the moral fight against slavery. Thus, it decides mostly to focus on Lincoln’s fight in January 1865 to pass the Thirteenth Amendment, which outlawed slavery in the United States and its territories. Though the portrayal of this fight has its nuances, it doesn’t include the extensive evidence suggesting that Lincoln could be an ambitious, secretive tyrant. It also excludes such facts that, just before the Civil War began, President Lincoln had actually expressed support for a Thirteenth Amendment to...
  • American Superconductor Plans to Reduce Workforce by 25%; Slashes Third-Quarter View (Wind turbines)

    11/28/2012 2:02:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 28, 2012 | Tess Stynes
    American Superconductor Corp. (AMSC) unveiled plans to reduce the size of its workforce by 25% as weak demand weighs on the wind-energy sector, leading the turbine-systems maker to reduce its fiscal third-quarter outlook. Shares were down 15% at $2.35 in premarket trading. Through Tuesday's close, the stock is down 25% this year. The company cited financing and cash flow issues among customers, which it anticipates will lead to shipment delays for some of its products. American Superconductor now expects a fiscal third-quarter adjusted per-share loss of 31 cents on revenue of more than $20 million, from its prior estimate for...
  • Gold Prices Sink on Global Economic Concerns

    11/28/2012 1:55:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    the street ^ | 11/28/12 - 02:14 PM EST | By Joe Deaux
    Gold prices tumbled Wednesday as uncertainties in the United States and Europe were stoking the biggest selloff since early November. Gold for December delivery dropped $25.80 to settle at $1,716.50 an ounce at the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. The gold price traded as high as $1,743.10 and as low as $1,705.50 an ounce, while the spot price was slumping $26.20, according to Kitco's gold index. "Due to a lot of the uncertainty just in general of what the tax code will look like next year -- specifically with realized gains, or anything investment-gain related -- that...
  • Gay Mosque to Open in Paris, Address to Be Secret

    11/28/2012 1:54:24 PM PST · by billorites · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 28, 2012 | DRAGANA JOVANOVIC
    Ludovic Mohammed Zahed is braced for controversy, maybe even worse. A gay Muslim and an expert on the Koran, Zahed plans to open Europe's first gay-friendly mosque in Paris at the end of this month. He calls it a place of shelter as well as a place of worship. "We need to have a safe space for people who do not feel comfortable and at ease in normal mosques," Zahed told ABC News. "There are transgender people who fear aggression, women who do not want to wear head scarf or sit in the back of the mosque. This project gives...
  • Hurricane Sandy vs. Hurricane Katrina

    11/28/2012 1:51:07 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 7 replies
    NY Times Blogs ^ | November 27, 2012, 4:17 pm | ANDY NEWMAN
    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo made headlines and raised eyebrows Monday when he said that while Hurricane Katrina was deadlier than Hurricane Sandy, the latter storm was “more impactful” over all and “affected many, many more people and places than Katrina.” Mr. Cuomo added that Hurricane Sandy had a greater economic impact, destroyed or damaged more units of housing, affected more businesses and caused more customers to lose power. For our part, City Room decided to undertake a little truth-squadding. While apples-to-apples numbers for the two storms are very difficult to come by, especially given that Hurricane Sandy’s costs are still...
  • AMD to Show the First Temash-Based Product Prototypes in CES Timeframe.

    11/28/2012 1:49:13 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 1 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | [11/28/2012 09:09 AM] | by Anton Shilov
    AMD Hopes to Demonstrate Next-Generation Ultra Low-Power APUs at CES Chief executive officer of Advanced Micro Devices said that the first prototypes of products based on code-named Temash ultra low-power accelerated processing units will be demonstrated around the consumer electronics show next year. Most likely, the demonstrations will be private and made only for partners as the chip will probably be officially launched later in the year.
  • Few female Marines step forward for infantry

    11/28/2012 1:45:12 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 53 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 25, 2012 | Kristia Wong
    Female Marine officers are unlikely to join the infantry anytime soon, in part because of a lack of volunteers for the Marine Corps' Infantry Officer Course, which was opened to women in September. Only two of about 80 eligible female Marines have volunteered for the course -- a grueling, three-month advanced regimen conducted at Quantico, Va., that was opened to women to research their performance. Of the two female volunteers, one washed out on the first day, along with 26 of the107 men, and the other dropped out two weeks later for medical reasons, a Marine Corps spokesman said.
  • WH: Obama 'Is Not Particularly Concerned' Whether Susan Rice Misled the American People

    11/28/2012 1:44:35 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 22 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 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: (See Video at link) "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. And whether we named them as al Qaeda or not does not--no, it...
  • 9 lawmakers want to arrest U.S. officials who implement Obamacare

    11/28/2012 1:44:19 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 11-13-12 | Patrick Marley
    <p>Madison - As Gov. Scott Walker contemplates whether to create a state health care exchange under Obamacare, he will have to contend in the coming legislative session with nine lawmakers who have said they back a bill to arrest any federal officials who try to implement the health care law.</p>
  • Fiscal Cuts in Connecticut

    11/28/2012 1:41:31 PM PST · by whattajoke · 6 replies
    The Governor's Office ^ | 11/28/12 | Dannel Malloy
    Connecticut is hurting. We have a Democratic Governor with a stacked state house. We've been cooking the books for 20 years (with RINO gov's too). Today, a giant list of cuts was released... Now we'll see what happens. The cuts are here.
  • Student Loan Debt Hits Another New Record: Study

    11/28/2012 1:32:16 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | 18 Oct 2012 | Scott Cohn
    As costs of college soars (with thanks to absurd union salaries and benefits, as well as absurd administrator salaries and benefits), those attending college have increasing trouble paying back loans. ... a stunning 37.8 percent of recent graduates are working in jobs that do not require a college degree. The study said that means wages are depressed, making the situation for graduates even more difficult.
  • Mel Reynolds to announce run for Jesse Jackson Jr.'s old seat in Congress

    11/28/2012 1:27:38 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies
    ABC Local ^ | November 28, 2012
    November 28, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- More people are lining up to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress. Former Congressman Mel Reynolds plans to announce his candidacy for the special election in a news conference at 12 p.m. An official letter of resignation from Jesse Jackson Jr. was read aloud in the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday. In 1995, Reynolds lost his congressional seat after a conviction of sexual assault and child pornography charges. He was later pardoned by then-President Bill Clinton.
  • Senator Vows to Block Any Clinton Successor

    11/28/2012 1:26:38 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 42 replies
    WSJ ^ | Updated November 27, 2012, 10:55 p.m. ET | SARA MURRAY
    By SARA MURRAY WASHINGTON—Ambassador Susan Rice's attempt to repair her standing with Senate Republicans fell short Tuesday, as a trio of GOP senators emerged from a meeting with her even more harshly critical of the comments she made following the U.S. consulate attack in Libya. Ambassador Susan Rice's attempt to repair her standing with Senate Republicans appeared to fall short Tuesday, as a trio of GOP senators remained harshly critical of comments she made following the U.S. consulate attack in Libya. Sara Murray has details on The News Hub. Photo: AP. Susan Rice meets with three GOP senators who have...
  • "Repeat the truth often enough" (Intellectual Froglegs No.13)

    11/28/2012 1:22:02 PM PST · by StarCMC
    YouTube ^ | Joe Dan Gorman
    The newest Intellectual Froglegs -- good stuff. Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AapZ74eDGs&feature=youtu.be
  • Poland against new UN internet 'censorship threat'

    11/28/2012 1:21:18 PM PST · by knighthawk · 33 replies
    The News PL ^ | November 27 2012
    Poland is to oppose a UN agency proposal to renegotiate an international internet treaty which critics say would threaten freedom of expression on the web. The UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is to meet behind closed doors in Dubai between 3 and 14 December, where 193 countries are being asked to agree a new information and communications International Telecommunication Regulations (ITR) treaty, which would change the way domain names are monitored and IP addresses are assigned. The effect of the new treaty would be to take away the domain name system and other technical specifications, currently run by organisations in...
  • U.N. summit may usher in more Internet regulations

    11/28/2012 1:17:54 PM PST · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    CNet ^ | November 28 2012 | Declan McCullagh
    Next week's Dubai summit could lead to more control by national governments, speakers at a Stanford University event say, unless Internet users take action to protect their rights. PALO ALTO, Calif.--A United Nations summit next week could imperil Internet freedom and lead to a deluge of intrusive new national regulations, Google and a member of the U.S. delegation warned. "We want to maintain a platform of a free and open Internet as a platform for free expression," Patrick Ryan, an attorney at Google, said at a forum organized by Stanford Law School here yesterday afternoon. Google has organized a new...
  • Second Dem hints at alliance to keep Senate in GOP hands

    11/28/2012 1:16:18 PM PST · by Arthurio · 3 replies
    Newsday ^ | 11-28
    Second Dem hints at alliance to keep Senate in GOP hands 12:35 PM By Yancey Roy ALBANY — In what appeared to be a coordinated effort, a Mohawk Valley senator on Wednesday became the second Democrat to signal he might support a “bipartisan coalition” to govern the New York State Senate — that could keep Republicans in power. Sen. David Valesky (D-Oneida) issued a statement that hinted four members of the “Independent Democratic Conference” could join with Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) to form a governing alliance. “I believe the time is right for a true bipartisan coalition...
  • 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”.