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  • Claims Of More Severe Weather With Warming Are Based On IPCC Errors and Omissions

    11/28/2012 6:17:16 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | November 25, 2012 | Guest post by Dr. Tim Ball
    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports are the ‘scientific’ source of claims for more severe and extreme weather. In fact the incidence and severity of extreme weather— hurricanes, wind storms, tornados, heat waves, drought, floods, ice storms, etc—have not generally increased recently and are well within long term natural variability.IPCC are also wrong because in their models the data on which they are built is insufficient, the basic physics incorrect, and major mechanisms are inadequate or missing. But don’t take my word for it as the IPCC don’t hide their limitations.[1] Instead they know people, especially the media,...
  • Scientists intrigued by great white shark off Grand Strand coast

    11/28/2012 6:11:37 PM PST · by PilotDave · 11 replies
    wpde news 15 ^ | 28 Nov 12 | Joel Allen
    A great white shark that researchers have named Mary Lee has captured the public's imagination all along the East Coast. She is 16 feet long, weighs 3,500 lbs. and is swimming around just off the Grand Strand. The latest satellite ping for Mary Lee shows she was about a mile or so off the coast of North Myrtle Beach Wednesday afternoon.
  • For Sandy Fix, MTA Could Borrow Billions (NYC)

    11/28/2012 6:11:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | November 28, 2012, 1:58 PM ET | Ted Mann
    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is preparing borrow up to $4.8 billion over the next three years to finance post-storm rebuilding, with the expectation that most loans will be repaid by insurance and the federal government. But the MTA’s top financial official warned Wednesday that the transit agency might ultimately be on the hook for as much as $950 million of the total cost of reconstruction—potentially adding tens of millions to its annual debt-service load. …
  • New science upsets calculations on sea level rise, climate change

    11/28/2012 6:09:02 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    The Register ^ | 28th November 2012 14:20 GMT | Lewis Page
    A new analysis of data from dedicated satellites shows that one of the main factors predicted to drive rising sea levels in future has been seriously overestimated, with major implications for climate talks currently underway in Doha. The new methods involve filtering out noise from the data produced by the Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment (GRACE) spacecraft, sent into orbit with the aim of finding out just how much ice is melting from the world's ice sheets and glaciers. Such water then runs off into the sea, providing one of the main potential drivers of sea level rise - which...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 29 November 2012

    11/28/2012 6:01:03 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 99 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ HONORING A MARINE Marines release the ashes of Marine Corps Sgt. Brett Jaffe above Phillips Drop Zone on Yuma Proving Grounds, AZ, July 26, 2012. "It was an honor and privilege to take this Marine on his last jump and give him a proper hail and farewell," said Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Marty Rhett. The Marines are military free fall instructors assigned to Marine Detachment, Fort Bragg, N.C. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Johnny Gunn Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military...
  • The Cult has started a new ad campaign in New York [Where the Mormon tithe & temple fits in]

    11/28/2012 6:00:38 PM PST · by Colofornian · 851 replies
    ExMormonforums.com ^ | Nov. 27, 2012 | Infymus
    http://www.lds.org/church/news/mormonor ... c?lang=engHow about being straight up and saying that Mormons put on costumes and chant rituals in secret buildings that only 10% of gross earnings paid as "tithes" allow entrance? Mormonism wants people to think they are normal that they are just Christians like everyone else. Each year they get rid of more and more of their embarrassing doctrines - or doctrines that aren't politically correct anymore. Apologist attack dogs fight any critics on technicalities. Mormonism has one thing that works for them - and that is the funneling of cash from members to the Cult coffers. This is...
  • Blacks, Latinos Concerned That a 'Non-Person of Color' Might Win NYC Council Seat

    11/28/2012 5:59:30 PM PST · by chessplayer · 50 replies
    In a story the New York Times appears not to have touched, Hunter Walker at Observer.com's Politicker ("about" page is here) reported on Tuesday that Thomas Lopez-Pierre, a black Harlem activist, "circulated an email" Monday night "in an attempt to plan a 'private meeting' to 'discuss the potential damage to the political empowerment of the Black and Hispanic community if Mark Levine, a White/Jewish candidate was elected to the 7th Council District in 2013.'" So we see that black Chicagoland establishment officials trying to ensure that the successor to the recently resigned Jesse Jackson Jr. in Illinois' 2nd Congressional District...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-28-12

    11/28/2012 5:53:45 PM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 11-28-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Dems in Scandal Targeted Stroke Victim Because He Would Have "A Hard Time Getting to the Polls"

    11/28/2012 5:53:42 PM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 11 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 11/27/2012
    Democrat and local school board member, Ed McDonough is on trial in upstate New York for his alleged role in a voter fraud scheme that has already seen numerous colleagues implicated, of which four have already pled guilty. One of those colleagues, Dan Brown, brother and former campaign manager for Democrat City Councilman John Brown, received immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony. Monday's testimony may have revealed new depths to which the Democrats were willing to stoop in order to win elections. Mind you, we've already heard prior testimony that gives insight into just who the Democrats felt...
  • Thinking about getting a gun.It has to be easy to handle for a lady.Any suggestions welcomed.

    11/28/2012 5:44:32 PM PST · by fatima · 178 replies
    Thinking about getting a gun.It has to be easy to handle for a lady.Any suggestions welcomed.
  • Zurich to open drive-in sex boxes

    11/28/2012 5:39:25 PM PST · by carlo3b · 34 replies
    TELEGRAPH.CO.UK ^ | 11/28/12 | Matthew Day
    Zurich to open drive-in sex boxes Zurich council has approved a plan to build the boxes, which will, it hopes, provide a discreet location for prostitutes and their clients to conduct business when they open in August next year. Located in an industrial area of the city, the row of garage-like boxes will have roofs and walls for privacy, and easy access for cars. The council estimates that around 30 prostitutes will meet clients at the site of the boxes, and use the drive-in slots on a first-come-first-served basis. "The big difference is that until now prostitution has been in...
  • Dicks Sporting Goods Boycott or Not (Vanity)

    11/28/2012 5:33:26 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 57 replies
    Vanity | November 28, 2012 | ConservativeInPa
    On Sunday I had a last minute change in my plans for the week. I was invited to a deer camp and I had to pull things together very quickly. To pull things together, I went to Dicks, which is less than a mile from my home. Not long ago, I declared on Free Republic that would never buy anything from Dicks Sporting Goods (well, unless it was an emergency). My problem at the time was they required ID to buy a gun sling. There are no laws, federal, state or local that require that. I DO NOT like anyone...
  • Anthem Blue Cross seeks to raise individual policyholders' rates

    11/28/2012 5:30:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 11/28/12 | Chad Terhune
    California´s largest for-profit health insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, is seeking to raise rates an average of 18% for more than 630,000 individual policyholders, drawing scrutiny from regulators and the ire of consumers already struggling with soaring premiums. Some Anthem customers may see rates rise as much as 25% in February under the company´s proposal at a time when medical inflation is running at historic lows nationwide. The increases are among several others proposed by California insurers, including Aetna Inc. and Health Net Inc. California insurance regulators will take the next month to review whether these rate increases are warranted,
  • Obama shields US airlines from EU’s carbon scheme

    11/28/2012 5:28:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 28 November 2012 | (EurActiv.com with Reuters)
    President Barack Obama signed a bill yesterday (27 November) shielding US airlines from paying for each tonne of carbon their planes emit flying into and out of Europe, despite a recent move by Europe to suspend its proposed measure for one year. The bill was the first piece of legislation debated on the House floor after the US Congress returned from recess on 13 November, and had been cleared by the Senate in September in a rare unanimous vote. It gives the American transportation secretary the power to shield US airlines from Europe’s Emissions Trading System (ETS). … “It never...
  • ...Kristof Angry About Private Generators During Sandy

    11/28/2012 5:21:43 PM PST · by shove_it · 108 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 28 Nov 2012 | El Rushbo
    Full Headline = Sign of National Resentment for the American Way of Life: Kristof Angry About Private Generators During Sandy RUSH: Now, over the weekend, a columnist in the New York Times by the name of Nicholas Kristof wrote a piece. He's all upset about the electrical grid failing in the Northeast during Hurricane Sandy. But that's not what made him mad. What made him mad was the reliance that some people had on private generators. He was upset about that, that some people had them and other people didn't. Here's the short version, according to David French at National...
  • Two-thirds of millionaires left Britain to avoid 50p tax rate

    11/28/2012 5:08:32 PM PST · by PilotDave · 45 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 27 Nov 2012 | Robert Winnett
    Almost two-thirds of the country’s million-pound earners disappeared from Britain after the introduction of the 50p top rate of tax, figures have disclosed.
  • Strike! Ports of LA and Long Beach face possible shutdown as clerical workers picket terminals

    11/28/2012 5:03:39 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 32 replies
    LA Daily News ^ | 11/28/2012 01:48:18 PM PST | By Brian Sumers Staff Writer
    Clerical workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are walking off the job at all terminals and setting up picket lines outside at least some of them, a move that could effectively shut down most port activity, sources have told the Daily Breeze. Other longshore workers at the nation's busiest port complex are not expected to cross the picket lines this afternoon, and business is expected to shut down at many of the terminals, a source said. The major job action comes one day after members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical...
  • Freep a Poll! (Are you confident the economy is improving?)

    11/28/2012 4:59:01 PM PST · by dynachrome · 26 replies
    dailynews.com ^ | 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...
  • Six anti-nuclear protesters found guilty and fined (oldest is 93 y/o)

    11/28/2012 3:52:10 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    The Barre Montpelier Times Argus/Rutlandherald.com ^ | November 28,2012 | Susan Smallheer
    BRATTLEBORO — Six anti-nuclear protesters were convicted Tuesday of unlawful trespass at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant by a Windham County jury, after a judge rejected their attempts to turn the trial into a tribunal on nuclear power. After deliberating for more than an hour and a half, the four-man, eight-woman jury returned the unanimous guilty verdict.
  • Morsi decree catches aides off guard

    11/28/2012 3:48:38 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    saudigazette.com.sa ^ | 11/29/2012 (Saudi time) | Tom Perry
    The decree that expanded President Mohamed Morsi’s powers and plunged Egypt into crisis came as a shock to some of his team; a step with huge legal ramifications, it appeared to have caught even his justice minister off guard. The surprise move on Nov. 22 has fueled debate on how far the Muslim Brotherhood is dictating policy and ignoring cabinet members and others in an administration that Morsi presents as being inclusive of Egypt’s political forces and not dominated by the Islamist party whose electoral muscle put him in office. Signs that Morsi failed to consult those formally appointed as...
  • From my wife's shrink: "Dear Patient, I will no longer be a Medicare provider" (vanity)

    11/28/2012 3:46:44 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 74 replies
    My wife's shrink | November 28, 2012 | Seizethecarp (vanity)
    Dear Patient, Going into the coming year, I have made a difficult but necessary determination that I will no longer be a Medicare provider. This will go into effect as of January 1, 2013. My decision is directly related to the continuing Medicare cuts and cumbersome requirements that Medicare has put into place. Regretfully, it is no longer feasible for us to participate with Medicare.
  • The Disappearing White Catholic Voter

    11/28/2012 3:46:35 PM PST · by NYer · 74 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | November 28, 2012 | George J. Marlin
    For over seventy years, white blue-collar Catholics who have lived and worked in America’s once great industrial states were the voting bloc that provided the margins of victory for Franklin Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Reagan, and the two Bushes. The 2012 election results, however, indicate these Catholics no longer have that kind of clout at the ballot box.Why? First of all, they are an aging group whose numbers are declining every year. About 650 Catholic World War II and Korean War veterans die every day. That translates into 950,000 in the last four years. Add spouses and the number...
  • John Boehner: No tax cuts for middle class without tax cuts for top two percent

    11/28/2012 3:44:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/28/2012 | Greg Sargent
    As you know, GOP Rep. Tom Cole made waves today by urging Republicans to give in to the Dem demand that they extend the Bush tax cuts for everyone under $250,000. Cole argued this would remove the leverage Dems have and give the GOP more leverage to fight to extend the high-end tax cuts later, since Dems want the fiscal cliff averted and also want a debt ceiling hike. Today John Boehner rejected Cole’s suggestion. But in the process, he said something pretty revealing: ***** “I told Tom earlier in our conference meeting that I disagreed with him,” Boehner told...
  • Obama's Looming Prostate Cancer Death Epidemic,; Technocrat Doctors Turn Against Patients

    11/28/2012 3:40:44 PM PST · by morphing libertarian · 77 replies
    Sun Beam Times ^ | November 28, 2012 | Dr. David McKalip
    Prostate can deaths projected to increase. Restrictions on care and older population forming a perfect storm. http://sunbeamtimes.com/2012/11/28/obamas-looming-prostate-cancer-death-epidemic-technocrat-doctors-turn-against-patients.aspx
  • Is Egypt about to become the new Iran?

    11/28/2012 3:38:51 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11/28/2012 | Con Coughlin
    It is not only the anti-government protesters in Egypt's Tahrir Square who should be concerned about President Mohammed Morsi's audacious power grab. Mr Morsi's claim at the weekend that "God's will and elections made me the captain of this ship" has echoes of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's claim during the 1979 Iranian revolution that his mission to overthrow the Shah enjoyed divine guidance. Since his announcement that he was granting himself sweeping new powers, Mr Morsi has been trying to reassure sceptical Egyptian voters that he has no ambition to become Egypt's new Pharaoh. But you only have to look at...
  • More than $3 million in pay for ousted Penn State president

    11/28/2012 3:36:07 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 6 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11/28/2012 | Susan Snyder and Jeremy Roebuck
    Pennsylvania State University's ousted president Graham B. Spanier received $3.25 million in taxable compensation for 2011 - including a $1.2 million severance payment given in the wake of his forced resignation that year, the university announced on Wednesday. University officials said the severance payment and $1.24 million in deferred compensation earned over his 16 years as president were required under Spanier's 2010 employment agreement.
  • EU: Germany displaces China as US Treasury's currency villain

    11/28/2012 3:31:16 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/28/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The US Treasury has issued a damning criticism of Germany’s chronic trade surplus in its annual report on worldwide exchange rate abuse, although it stopped short of labelling the country a currency manipulator. Treasury officials told Congress that internal balances within the eurozone are disrupting the global trade structure, with almost nothing being done by north Europeans states to curb their huge surpluses. The report said Germany’s current account surplus is running at 6.3pc of GDP, and Holland is even worse at 9.5pc. Yet the countries still cleave to fiscal austerity policies that constrict internal demand. The EU’s new tool...
  • Allen West thanks supporters, vows to make voice heard after leaving Congress(Monday Night BBQ)

    11/28/2012 3:25:16 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 48 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | 11-26-2012 | George Bennett
    November 26, 2012 Allen West thanks supporters, vows to make voice heard after leaving Congress By George Bennett Palm Beach Post Staff Writer STUART — A defeated but upbeat U.S. Rep. Allen West told hundreds of supporters that he’ll continue to be a “voice” in politics during a gathering Monday night. West, a tea party favorite whose fiery rhetoric brought him national followers and critics, lost by less than 1 percent to Democrat Patrick Murphy in a bitter, expensive race for the Palm Beach-Treasure Coast House District 18 seat. With irregularities in St. Lucie County’s vote count leading to partial...
  • Building on a Kernel of Truth

    11/28/2012 3:24:22 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 5, 2012 | Michael Reagan
    This summer, friends and I took a cruise in Alaska where the tourist shops often featured the Russian matryoshka dolls.  The dolls originated in Japan but were made popular in Russia around the time of the Russian Revolution, a century ago.  You've seen them -- you pop open an outer doll, and nested inside is another.  The magic of the art is that you keep opening layer after layer, only to find another even smaller doll, until at last the final incarnation is just a kernel in size.  The successive dolls vary from near exact duplicates with hard-to-identify slight...
  • 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.