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  • Freep a Poll! (Are you confident the economy is improving?)

    11/28/2012 4:59:01 PM PST · by dynachrome · 26 replies ^ | 11-28-12 | LA Daily News
    Are you confident the economy is improving? Yes No
  • Why Republicans should have won the election (and why they didn’t)

    11/28/2012 4:57:47 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 79 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 27, 2012 | Chris Cillizza
    Going into election day 2012, Republicans were very confident that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney had a 50-50 chance of winning the presidency. It didn’t turn out that way. Answering the “why” posed by that discrepancy is of critical import for Republicans as they move forward to 2014 and 2016. And, a new piece by Glen Bolger, a GOP pollster and partner at Public Opinion Strategies, explains both why Republicans should have won — and why they didn’t — as succinctly as anything we have read since the election. Here’s Bolger’s argument in a nutshell (and here’s Austin Powers in...
  • Motivational maestro Zig Ziglar dies at 86

    11/28/2012 4:53:16 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 18 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 11/28/2012
    Hilary Hinton “Zig” Ziglar, the man of a million motivational maxims who bucked up and cheered on three generations of Willy Lomans over a 40-year international speaking career, died near his home in Plano, Texas, on Wednesday after a brief battle with pneumonia. He was 86. His son, Tom Ziglar, announced Mr. Ziglar’s death in an email to the corporate mailing list of the family’s motivational business. A onetime cookware salesman who boasted he was “born in L.A. — Lower Alabama,” Mr. Ziglar wrote the 1975 motivational book, “See You At The Top,” but it was rejected by 30 firms...
  • 25,000 Nevadans to lose unemployment benefits without budget deal

    11/28/2012 4:49:59 PM PST · by redreno · 21 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 | 11:42 a.m. | By Cy Ryan (contact)
    CARSON CITY — An estimated 25,000 Nevadans will lose their unemployment benefits on Jan. 2 if Congress fails to reach a deal on the federal budget, state officials said. The state Division of Employment Security said today those people are receiving benefits under a federal program that extends state payments. Another 1,000 jobless will exhaust their regular state benefits each week thereafter and not be eligible for the extension, division Administrator Renee Olson said.
  • Repost: Survival S.O.P.’s

    11/28/2012 4:49:40 PM PST · by Kartographer · 28 replies
    Modern Survival ^ | 11/25/12 | Vic
    SOP’s can be both in printed form and stored electronically. It is suggested that SOP’s be stored in hard copy form in a binder – possibly having the individual pages laminated to make them water resistant. Let me give you a few examples of a situations that a SOP would be beneficial: THSTF and communication is down and the kids are at school – Who gets the kids? Without some planning ahead of time so that everyone understands what is to happen under these circumstances – resources could be wasted (and the kids left at school!) TSHTF and travel home...
  • Uncle Sham Wants You...

    11/28/2012 4:47:30 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-28-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Exclusive: Feinstein commissioned report on housing Gitmo detainees in US

    11/28/2012 4:46:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 28, 2012 | Catherine Herridge
    The Democratic chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence committee has commissioned a federal report to identify prison facilities in the U.S. that are suitable for housing Guantanamo detainees, a document exclusively reviewed by Fox News shows. In the internal document, the Government Accountability Office refers to “Source of Work: Ms. Dianne Feinstein, Chair, Select Committee on Intelligence, U.S. Senate” and lists the “Gist of Work” as an investigation into whether domestic facilities could house the approximately 170 detainees remaining at the controversial facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Two hours after Fox News' inquiry about the report, Feinstein's office posted the report...
  • European Agency's Final Verdict on Controversial GM Study: Not Scientifically Sound

    11/28/2012 4:46:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies
    ScienceInsider ^ | 28 November 2012 | Meghna Sachdev
    Enlarge Image Corn fed. Controversial study had suggested GM maize fed to rats caused tumors. Credit: Janet Stephens/Wikimedia Commons The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) today delivered its final verdict on a controversial study that examined the toxicity of genetically modified (GM) maize. The study "does not meet acceptable scientific standards" and there is therefore no need to reevaluate the safety of GM maize, the group concluded. The study in question was published on 19 September in Food and Chemical Toxicology by molecular biologist Gilles-Eric Séralini and colleagues. It claimed to find a link between GM maize NK603 and...
  • White House Deploys Secret Service To Stop Press From Talking To Goldman Sachs CEO

    11/28/2012 4:42:19 PM PST · by kristinn · 16 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Wednesday, November 28, 2012 | Zeke Miller
    As CEOs concluded their meeting with President Barack Obama Wednesday evening, the White House deployed three uniformed Secret Service officers to keep the awaiting reporters from speaking with the group, among them Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein.
  • USPS Chief Lays Out Plan for the Agency’s Survival

    11/28/2012 4:42:06 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 44 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 28,2012
    The head of the financially struggling U.S. Postal Service said the agency must be allowed to ease the terms of prepayments into a retiree health-care fund and eliminate general mail delivery on Saturday. Patrick Donahoe told "CBS This Morning" the agency isn't asking Congress for money. He said, "I think most people don't realize, we're 100 percent self-sufficient. We pay our own way." But the postal chief notes the agency is losing $15.9 billion this year. Donahoe says the post office needs to refinance retirement health fund payments to $1 billion a year instead of $5 billion. He said the...
  • Mr. Bill. Former Prez Gets in Hillary's Way

    11/28/2012 4:34:16 PM PST · by The people have spoken · 8 replies
    Salt Lake City Weekly ^ | November 28, 2012 | D. P. Sorensen
    What about Bill? That’s the big question now that Hillary is gearing up for the 2016 presidential race. According to those in the know, the former first lady, former United States senator and soon-to-be former secretary of state has the Democratic nomination four years hence in the bag. Furthermore, it is widely assumed that she would coast into the White House, trouncing whatever sacrificial candidate the Grand Old Party offers up. Chris Christie? Too fat. Jeb Bush? Too Bushy. Sarah Palin? Yikes! Marco Rubio? No way the GOP brings forth another Mormon (Yes, baptized, confirmed and ordained, if not fully...
  • Egyptian Court Sentences Americans To Death

    11/28/2012 4:29:58 PM PST · by WXRGina · 25 replies
    Big Hairy News ^ | November 28, 2012 | Scooter Van Neuter
    An Egyptian court has sentenced to death in absentia seven Egyptians, a Florida-based American pastor, and the Editor in Chief of this site. The Egyptians were found guilty of being associated with an anti-Islam film that sparked riots throughout the Muslim world, the Florida pastor was convicted for burning a Koran, and Big Hairy News chief Scooter Van Neuter was sentenced to death for posting a series of portraits of the Prophet Muhammad. "I deeply regret that the Egyptian court took offense to our artwork," said Van Neuter as he made final preparations to move to an undisclosed location. "It...
  • VTA light-rail extension to Los Gatos: $175 million for 200 new riders

    11/28/2012 4:20:01 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 24 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 11/28/2012 | Mike Rosenberg
    Just how many new riders would jump on a train to one of Silicon Valley's most desired destinations? About 200, it turns out -- and it would cost taxpayers up to $175 million to build the rail line to Los Gatos. The new projections come from the Valley Transportation Authority's updated forecast for a long-envisioned light-rail extension. Still years from reality, the Los Gatos line would be one of the least-used light-rail extensions planned in the nation -- and would reduce South Bay vehicle traffic by a mere 0.01 percent.
  • ExxonMobil Wins as Obama Finances Energy, Port Project Trips to India

    11/28/2012 4:19:11 PM PST · by Steve Peacock · 3 replies
    Patriot Update ^ | Nov. 28, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    In the days and weeks after Hurricane Sandy wrecked ports, resorts, and power lines across the mid-Atlantic coast, the Obama administration launched multiple projects targeting the revitalization of such infrastructure. Not in seaside New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, but in cities across India: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Mumbai… Patriot Update has discovered that taxpayers will foot the bill for industry trips to India — trips taken on behalf of a consortium whose members include multinationals such as ExxonMobil, GE, and IBM.
  • Susan Rice Is Unqualified To Be Secretary Of State

    11/28/2012 4:11:19 PM PST · by raptor22 · 34 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 28, 2012
    Benghazi Scandal: "Her meeting with GOP senators begs the question that if all she can do is read talking points handed to her by the White House then perhaps she should be the next White House press secretary." The above observation, courtesy of Richard Grenell, who served as spokesman for four U.S. Ambassadors to the U.N., is the flip side of our view that Susan Rice, who was sent out on five Sunday talk shows to explain Benghazi by a president who says she had "nothing to do with Benghazi," is as qualified to be the next secretary of state...
  • Shippers seek White House's help to keep Mississippi River open

    11/28/2012 4:10:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Drovers Cattle Network ^ | November 27, 2012 | Karl Plume
    Mississippi River barge operators and shipping groups on Tuesday asked U.S. President Barack Obama to declare a state of emergency on the river and direct the Army Corps of Engineers to keep the drought-lowered waterway open to commercial traffic to avert an "economic catastrophe." Water on the Mississippi River along the busy stretch from St. Louis to Cairo, Illinois was expected to recede to record-low levels by mid-December, effectively halting the flow of barges that carry billions of dollars worth of grain, coal, steel, fuel and other products. In a letter to the White House and the Federal Emergency Management...
  • Study Finds Sea Level Rise was 60 Percent Higher Than UN Projection

    11/28/2012 4:10:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/28/12 | Rachel Bogart | Yahoo! Contributor Network
    According to NBC News, a newly released peer-reviewed study has concluded that sea levels between 1993 and 2011 rose by 3.2 millimeters per year. This number is nearly 60 percent more than the 2-millimeter annual projection made by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change over the same time period. The disparity between the two numbers raises a point that the projections for the upcoming decades could also be too low and that sea level could rise much more than current estimates predict. Here are some facts and details about the new study and what it could mean for...
  • Savage adds two powerhouses WABC and WMAL

    11/28/2012 4:08:53 PM PST · by scott55 · 71 replies
    Michael Savage is finally back in NYC and will be on the air for the first time in the nations capital. As per WND Savage will be on both WABC and WMAL beginning Monday, 9 till 11.
  • UK: NHS [socialized medicine] patients experience 'contempt and cruelty', says Jeremy Hunt

    11/28/2012 4:07:49 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 14 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/28/2012 | Stephen Adams
    Patients experience “coldness, resentment, indifference" and "even contempt” in some hospitals, the Health Secretary has claimed in a hard-hitting speech about NHS care. In the worse cases staff have overseen “a kind of normalisation of cruelty”, Jeremy Hunt told an audience of health professionals at The King’s Fund, a London-based think-tank. Managers were so “buried in spreadsheets” that they had become “blind” to the fact that patients were not being treated with dignity or respect, he said. Poor care had become “perhaps the biggest problem of all facing the NHS”, Mr Hunt claimed in his strongest speech yet on the...
  • House stays under Republican control (Just a reminder to the GOP)

    11/28/2012 4:03:10 PM PST · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    reuters ^ | 11/7/2012 | Richard Cowan
    It may have been the most unpopular House of Representatives in modern times, but that did not stop voters on Tuesday from leaving it firmly in Republican hands, according to projections. While more than 18 incumbent House members from both parties were defeated, according to results available early on Wednesday, there was no obvious ideological or partisan pattern. Redrawn districts, as a result of the 2010 census, were responsible for some incumbent losses. The results might disappoint those who had hoped for new and clear marching orders from voters on such issues as the deficit or immigration. Instead, they will...