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  • Techie Ping! Am Considering Moving My Website to WordPress Software. Comments?

    11/29/2012 8:59:51 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 48 replies
    WordPress Website ^ | 11.30.12 | Chckensoup
    Am thinking of leaving my much beloved FrontPage to move my old old website to WordPress. It seems to be a dream come true for a tech-idiot like me. The man who I spoke with stated he could set me up for about 3K. I would be doing the movement of content, and day to day management. Your thoughts about this software option would be much appreciated and respected.
  • Canadian PM Harper, ...intervened to stop 'Palestinian' terror statehood bid at UN

    11/29/2012 8:59:19 AM PST · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | November 27, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper continues to pick up the slack left by an absent American president who has abandoned freedom across the world. Nothing makes Obama look so small as a real leader. "[W]hen Israel, the only country in the world whose very existence is under attack, is consistently and conspicuously singled out for condemnation, I believe we are morally obligated to take a stand," Harper said last year. The Canadian prime minister further affirmed that "as long as I am prime minister… Canada will take not that stand, whatever the cost." "Canadian PM Personally Intervened to Stop PA...
  • NYPD officer photographed giving boots to barefoot homeless man melts icy hearts online

    11/29/2012 8:54:51 AM PST · by Kartographer · 37 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/29/12 | Dylan Stableford
    A photo of a New York City police officer kneeling down to give a barefoot homeless man in Times Square a pair of boots on a cold November night is melting even the iciest New Yorkers' hearts online.
  • The Republicans, The Democrats And Grover

    11/29/2012 8:54:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | Emmett Tyrrell
    Washington -- What is a Republican elected official? A Republican elected official is one who says, "I won't raise my constituents' taxes." Asked to elaborate, the Republican elected official explains, "I will keep taxes down to allow the economy to grow and to throw off ever more tax revenue." The Republican believes that the way to pay for government is to let the economy roar ... and to keep spending reasonable. What is a Democratic elected official? Back in the early 1960s a Democratic elected official, at least when it came to growing the economy, was not much different from...
  • Egyptian Christians Sentenced to Death for Islam Film

    11/29/2012 8:52:16 AM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/28/12 | Yasmine Saleh
    (Reuters) - A Cairo court on Wednesday sentenced to death seven Egyptian Christians tried in absentia for participating in an anti-Islam video that was released on the Internet in September and prompted violent protests in Muslim countries. "The seven accused persons were convicted of insulting the Islamic religion through participating in producing and offering a movie that insults Islam and its prophet," Judge Saif al-Nasr Soliman said. The low-budget video, produced privately in California, denigrated the Prophet Mohammad and triggered anti-U.S. protests and attacks on Western embassies around the Muslim world. The convicted persons included Egyptian-American Nakoula Bassely Nakoula, who...
  • 2012's Worst Paying College Degrees

    11/29/2012 8:48:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | Political Calculations
    Payscale.com analyzed the data in its online salary database and has revealed the college degrees that go along with the jobs that have the lowest median pay for their respective career professionals in its 2012-13 College Salary Report. Note - these figures represent the typical annual combination of pay, bonuses, commissions and profit sharing earned by people who have been successful in working in these fields for at least 10 years and were willing to participate in Payscale.com's survey, which means the reported median incomes will likely be inflated above each field's actual median incomes.... College Degree Median Annual Salary...
  • Syria: Jihadists twin suicide car bombings in Christian suburb of Damascus kill 34, 83 wounded

    11/29/2012 8:44:48 AM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | November 28, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    And so it begins. If the jihadists succeed in Syria, millions of Christians, Alawites, and Druze will be mercilessly slaughtered. "Twin suicide car bombings in Damascus suburb kill 34" Montreal Gazette (thanks to Jack M) DAMASCUS, Syria - Twin suicide car bombs ripped through a Damascus suburb minutes apart on Wednesday, killing at least 34 people, state media said, and rebels claimed they shot down a Syrian air force fighter jet. The state news agency, SANA, said suicide bombers detonated two cars packed with explosives early in the morning in the eastern suburb of Jaramana, a Christian and Druse area...
  • When Work Is Punished: The Tragedy Of America's Welfare State

    11/29/2012 8:44:06 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/27/2012 | Tyler Durden
    In Entitlement America, The Head Of A Household Of Four Making Minimum Wage Has More Disposable Income Than A Family Making $60,000 A Year. Snip For every 1.65 employed persons in the private sector, 1 person receives welfare assistance. For every 1.25 employed persons in the private sector, 1 person receives welfare assistance or works for the government. The punchline: 110 million privately employed workers; 88 million welfare recipients and government workers and rising rapidly. Snip
  • McCartney: Embree's firing racist

    11/29/2012 8:42:32 AM PST · by Osage Orange · 24 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | 11/28/12 | ESPN.com
    Former Colorado coach Bill McCartney said racism was a factor in Jon Embree's firing from the Buffaloes head position after only two years on the job in Boulder. In a radio appearance, McCartney said the school did not give Embree, who is black, the same opportunity to build up his program as his white predecessors had at Colorado and that race motivated the administration's failure to stick with Embree.
  • 'Real School Employees of Buffalo': Taxpayers Pick Up Tab for Plastic Surgeries,...

    11/29/2012 8:40:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    Check out this jaw-dropping story from EAGnews.org: Just call them the “Real School Employees of Buffalo.” Like the rich folks in the famous television show with the similar name, employees of Buffalo Public Schools routinely spend a great deal of money on extravagant things like plastic surgery, airline travel, expensive hotels and limousines. The only difference is that the wealthy people in “Real Housewives” are spending their own money. In Buffalo they’re throwing around taxpayer dollars. EAGnews recently completed an inspection of credit card records and the check registry for the City of Buffalo School District in 2011. We also...
  • Access to sacred mountain refuge from Mayan Apocalypse blocked by authorities

    11/29/2012 8:34:29 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 18 replies
    The Examiner ^ | November 29, 2012 | Nannette Richford
    Pic de Bugarach, a small mountain in southwest France, is rumored to be the only spot on earth that will be saved from the Mayan Apocalypse predicted for Dec. 21, 2012, says a Latinos Post report dated Nov 27. According to doomsday theorists, the mountain will open up and reveal an alien spaceship ready to whisk humans away to safety. That is, if humans can access the mountain. French officials have banned access to the mountain to New Age enthusiasts, sightseers and journalists, says Daily Mail in a Nov. 19 report. Access to the small village with the same name...
  • Who's getting rich off of GOP defeat?

    11/29/2012 8:30:02 AM PST · by Qbert · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/29/2012 | Rosslyn Smith
    Eric Erickson at Red State  has been tracing the web of ownership and (conflict of?) interests among the various Republican consulting operations, the 527s and staff at the RNC, NRCC, NRSC, etc. It is complex, but here is a sample. TargetPoint Consulting and WWP Strategies, two groups connected to Alexander and Katie Packer Gage, both received money from the Romney Campaign wherein Katie Packer Gage served as deputy campaign manager while also serving as a partner at WWP Strategies. Katie Packer Gage's husband, Alexander, is the CEO and founder of TargetPoint Consulting, which got money both from the Romney campaign...
  • Alan Simpson:'I Hope' Grover Norquist Drowns In A Bathtub (The Dems absolutely love this guy)

    11/29/2012 8:28:09 AM PST · by bestintxas · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/28/12
    ALAN SIMPSON, FORMER SENATOR (R-WYOMING) "So how do you deal with guys who came to stop government or Grover wandering the earth in his white robe saying he wanted to drown government in the bathtub? I hope he slips in there with it."
  • Report: Hawaii preparing for Obama visit [ 21 days.....]

    11/29/2012 8:27:20 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies
    Report: Hawaii preparing for Obama visit By DONOVAN SLACK | 11/29/12 10:48 AM EST White House Dossier's Keith Koffler reports on what could be a very touchy Christmas vacation: President Obama is reportedly scheduled to be vacationing in Hawaii on January 2, the date billions in spending cuts – and untold consequences for the economy – will kick in if a deal is not reached on the “fiscal cliff.” According to the Hawaii Reporter, residents who live in the area of Oahu where Obama and his family vacation have been told that the usual restrictions on their movements during an...
  • Laffer Curve Warning about the Economy and Tax Revenue for President Obama and other Class Warriors

    11/29/2012 8:27:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Being a thoughtful and kind person, I offered some advice last year to Barack Obama. I cited some powerful IRS data from the 1980s to demonstrate that there is not a simplistic linear relationship between tax rates and tax revenue. In other words, just as a restaurant owner knows that a 20-percent increase in prices doesn’t translate into a 20-percent increase in revenue because of lost sales, politicians should understand that higher tax rates don’t mean an automatic and concomitant increase in tax revenue.This is the infamous Laffer Curve, and it’s simply the common-sense recognition that you should include changes...
  • Judge: Christian evangelists can sue Muslims: Arab Chamber of Commerce runs festival...

    11/29/2012 8:24:03 AM PST · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    WND ^ | November 28, 2012 | unknown
    A federal judge has ruled that Christian evangelists who were arrested at a Dearborn, Mich., festival sponsored by the Arab Chamber of Commerce can sue the business organization. “The court finds that plaintiffs do properly allege a civil conspiracy among defendants, including the AACC, to deprive plaintiffs of their constitutional rights sufficient to survive a motion to dismiss,” the court’s ruling said. It came in a case brought by the American Freedom Law Center on behalf of the Christians. David Yerushalmi, AFLC co-founder and senior counsel, said: “The detailed allegations of our 100-page civil rights complaint sets out a pattern...
  • Republicans Demand Details, Timeline on Spending Cuts (Message to Dems: All we need is a budget)

    11/29/2012 8:17:27 AM PST · by bestintxas · 4 replies
    newsmax ^ | 11/29/12
    Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner arrives at the Capitol today to face demands from Republican leaders to spell out spending cuts, after President Barack Obama won backing from some corporate executives to raise taxes as part of a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. Geithner will meet separately with each of the top four leaders in Congress a day after chief executives from more than a dozen U.S. corporations shuttled from the Capitol to the White House and pressed for an agreement to prevent triggering automatic spending cuts and tax increases on Jan. 1. Obama telephoned House Speaker John Boehner...
  • How the $500 million Powerball lottery is a tax on the poor

    11/29/2012 8:11:47 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 51 replies
    The Week ^ | November 28, 2012 | Ryu Spaeth
    [Households that earn at most $13,000 a year spend 9 percent of their money on lottery tickets. ] With the Powerball lottery jackpot reaching a record $500 million, people from around the country are flocking to local convenience stores to try their luck. The majority of those standing in line for tickets and joining office pools are likely not habitual lottery devotees, but rather casual players who decided to get in on the fun once the media reported the unprecedented size of the pot. However, the everyday lottery business is a much grimmer affair, relying overwhelmingly on "poverty, habit, and...
  • Norway’s cops apologize for sending Jews to death camps in WWII

    11/29/2012 8:08:46 AM PST · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 27, 2012 | Jim Kouri
    More than 67 years after World War II ended, Norway’s national police service officially apologized on Monday for the involvement of Norwegian cops in the deportation of more than 500 Jewish Norwegians during the Second World War. Monday, Sept. 26, 2012 marked the 70th anniversary of the tragic and shameful episode in which 532 Jewish residents were arrested and “deported” to the infamous Nazi death camp at Auschwitz. Norway’s police herded their fellow citizens on board the German ship SS Donau to transport them to arguably the most notorious concentration camp in history. Speaking to the Norwegian-language newspaper Dagsavisen, Norwegian...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,November 29,2012

    11/29/2012 8:05:47 AM PST · by Biggirl · 89 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | November 29,2012 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • "Not A Moment To Be Lost": Ayotte, Cruz, Kyl and Capito Show The Way

    11/29/2012 8:05:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    The only thing worse than losing in politics is quitting after a loss since the vast and great American sport of politics never stops, and increasingly doesn't even pause for the holidays. Which is why I am grateful for Kelly Ayotte, Ted Cruz, Jon Kyl and Shelley Moore Capito. In the weeks since the election, New Hampshire Senator Ayotte could have gone to ground as most of her colleagues have done, adopting a wait-and-see attitude that minimized political risk and profile. Instead she teamed with Senate veterans John McCain and Lindsey Graham to insist that Ambassador Susan Rice, presumptive nominee...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: MOUNT CARMEL, 11-29-12

    11/29/2012 7:59:16 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-29-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):MOUNT CARMEL A mountain projecting into the Mediterranean Sea along the coast of Palestine near the present-day city of Haifa. It was here that Elijah defied the hundreds of pagan prophets in the presence of King Ahab and proved to the people that Yahweh was the true God (I Kings 18:20-40). All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Yes, Romney Was the Problem

    11/29/2012 7:55:36 AM PST · by Resettozero · 178 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Steve Baldwin
    The GOP establishment and some conservative pundits, such as Ann Coulter, are in full defense mode, claiming that Romney is not responsible for losing to an incumbent responsible for perhaps the most damaging fiscal crises in our nation’s history. Don’t believe it. Romney IS responsible for wasting a billion dollars to carry out an issue-free campaign full of simple-minded platitudes. Indeed, Coulter is leading the charge with her recent column titled, Don’t Blame Romney. It’s sweet to watch Coulter defend her darling Romney, but let’s get real. The reality is that Romney was one of the worst GOP presidential candidates...
  • Man who thought he was a tiger has killed himself

    11/29/2012 7:49:40 AM PST · by juliosevero · 48 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    <p>Dennis Avner, a 54 years old man who spent years trying hard to make his body look like a tiger, has committed suicide. According to DailyMail of November 13, his body was found November 5. He lived alone.</p> <p>The problem of Avner began when a Native chief, guided by spirits, said that Avner should “follow the ways of the tiger.”</p>
  • President-for-Life, King of the World paving the way for Messiahship

    11/29/2012 7:46:14 AM PST · by Perseverando · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 28, 2012 | Judi McLeod
    First Messiah Family tries Saul Alinsky-style “demean, demoralize, depress” tactics on the masses Make way for the Messiah! This apparently is the new mantra for these grotesque and hideous post-election times. Barack Hussein Obama is not only not denying his Messiahship, he’s basking in the new role cast for him by gloating supporters. At Sunday’s Soul Train awards, Obama was nominated as “Our Lord and Savior” by Oscar-winning actor/comedian Jamie Foxx, who was answered by a wildly cheering throng. The YouTube showing the cheering throngs to Foxx’s naming Obama “Our Lord and Savior” was mysteriously removed from the Internet yesterday...
  • Obama’s “Tell” In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

    11/29/2012 7:44:52 AM PST · by Powers Not Delegated · 41 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 11/12/2012 | George Rasley
    Experienced negotiators, and poker players, always look for the opponent’s “tell” -- that one little blink or tic that helps them see through the opponent’s deception to reveal what the opponent is really thinking or what cards he really holds. For those Republicans who thought Obama was actually serious about avoiding the government’s “fiscal cliff,” he just blinked and revealed his cards – and they show a hand that Democrats have held before and know how to play to entice Republicans into making a sucker bet. What Obama said to reveal his hand was that Congress should pass his tax...
  • Starbucks sells $7-a-cup coffee

    11/29/2012 7:39:31 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 29, 2012 | Tiffany Hsu
    Coffee aficionados have a difficult decision to make: Spend $7 on a full lunch or on a single cup of Starbucks coffee? The brew in question: The Seattle giant’s new Costa Rica Finca Palmilera, its most expensive offering ever and also one of its rarest. The coffee is part of the company’s Reserve line and costs $7 for a grande cup.
  • TSA chief will be a 'no show' at congressional hearing ( jurisdiction over TSA )

    11/29/2012 7:38:37 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | November 29, 2012 | Jim Barnett
    A congressional hearing Thursday on aviation security will be missing its chief witness, who declined to testify. Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole had been asked to appear before the Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee on aviation on the impact of his agency's policies on passengers and the airline industry. But Pistole said he had no plans to attend, arguing the panel has no jurisdiction over TSA matters. ... TSA regularly chooses to not even respond to simple requests for information
  • When You’re Falsely Accused of a Gun Crime – 12 Things You Need to Know

    11/29/2012 7:30:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 94 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 28 November, 2012 | Michelle Gesse
    Until you’re accused of a crime, you may be blissfully ignorant of the fact that “innocent until proven guilty” is a myth. In reality, it’s the opposite. Michelle Gesse, whose husband lived the nightmare of being falsely accused of a firearms related felony, explains what all Americans need to know now about the criminal justice system. Boulder, CO (November 2012)—The scary part of this story is how easily it could happen to any one of us. Steven and Michelle Gesse thought that the small dinner party they hosted on the night of April 5, 2009, would be just that: an...
  • Five teenagers raped after relative demands wages ( Pakistan )

    11/29/2012 7:25:26 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Indian Express - DG ^ | Nov 29, 2012 | Greta McClain
    Five girls were gang raped in the Pakistan province of Punjab after a relative of the girls asked a landlord to pay him his wages.... Boota agreed to harvest the crops of two local landlords, Mara Jat and Zaheer Jat. When Boota asked to be paid the previously agreed upon amount, the landlords became irate and warned Boota there would be "dire consequences". Both landlords, along with an unidentified number of aids, returned to Boota's home later in the evening and proceeded to tie up Boota and his wife... the group then kidnapped and gang raped Boota's 13-year-old daughter, along...
  • Socialist vs Capitalist

    11/29/2012 7:22:06 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    This recalls a brilliant quote by Lady Margaret Thatcher: "People think that at the top there isn't much room. They tend to think of it as an Everest. My message is that there is TONS of room at the top..."
  • Imagine if America was a dictatorship.

    11/29/2012 7:21:26 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 36 replies
    Why are you guys so anti-dictatorship? Imagine if America was a dictatorship. You could get things done by bypassing various Houses of Congress at your will. You could help your rich friends by bailing them out when they gamble and lose. You could impose substandard health care on the masses, while you and your cronies continued to receive the best. The media would claim to free but would actually be controlled by, and be the mouthpiece for only one political party. You could wire-tap phones without warrants. You could monitor internet usage at-will. You could declare your own citizens 'foreign...
  • Immigrant Welfare: The New Colossus. Do the huddled masses yearn to breathe free or eat for free?

    11/29/2012 7:13:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/29/2012 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Here’s a perplexing pair of statistics: Compared with native-born Americans, immigrants are more likely to start a business — and they’re also more likely to depend on welfare. These dissonant data are even more irksome considering the state of the U.S. economy. Government social-aid programs consume an ever-growing portion of the federal budget, surpassing a trillion dollars even before Medicare and Social Security are factored in. And entrepreneurial activity is slowing. Census Bureau statistics show that start-ups accounted for 12 percent of American businesses in 1980 but less than 8 percent today. And earlier this fall, the Hudson Institute found...
  • Sandy caused $37 billion in damage in NJ: Christie

    11/29/2012 7:12:19 AM PST · by Stingray51 · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 28, 2012 | Associated Press
    TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Chris Christie says Superstorm Sandy caused $36.8 billion in damage in New Jersey. Christie is requesting that amount, which is greater than his state's entire budget, from the federal government. Christie says more than 30,000 homes or businesses were destroyed or sustained substantial damage from last month's storm.
  • All about Taxes: Democrats and the media have ignored the rest of the fiscal-cliff debate.

    11/29/2012 7:10:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/28/2012 | Michael Tanner
    How many times have we heard that the only thing standing in the way of a grand bargain to reduce our growing national debt is Republican intransigence on taxes? If Republicans would only agree to dump Grover Norquist, Democrats will agree to cut spending and reform entitlements. Then, we can all join hands and sing Kumbaya as we usher in a new era of compromise and fiscal responsibility. Except that now that Republicans have agreed to raise taxes, er, revenue, as part of an agreement to avoid the looming fiscal cliff, liberals appear to have decided that there really isn’t...
  • The Alternative to the fiscal cliff

    11/29/2012 7:10:47 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 2 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 11/29/12 | Judson Phillips
    We are cruising towards the fiscal cliff. The John Boehner leadership of the House is fighting Barack Obama and the Party of Treason. The issue is will some or all of the Bush tax cuts be extended and will there be cuts in spending or will the so-called “sequestration” kick in and force automatic and ill-advised spending cuts in key areas like defense. Is there an alternative to this mess? If there is, what is it? Here is the alternative. Do nothing. Will that be a good thing? Not really. It is simply better than the alternative. Why is it...
  • Chambliss May be GOP's Ultimate Test Case

    11/29/2012 7:07:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | Matt Towery
    Republican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., was on cruise control to win a 2014 bid for re-election until he made a comment on a station in Macon, Ga., that ignited a political firestorm. In essence, Chambliss hedged on a prior pledge never to raise taxes, stating that in light of the "fiscal cliff" the country is facing, his devotion to the nation was more important than a 20-year-old statement or pledge. That's when the fireworks started. The first to seize on the comment was tax-fighting lobbyist Grover Norquist, who suggested that voters in the Peach State should hold Chambliss to...
  • ‘No’ to Palestinian Statehood

    11/29/2012 7:07:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/29/2012 | Brett D. Schaefer & James Phillips
    The U.N. General Assembly is expected to vote today on a proposal to elevate the status of the Palestinian Authority. The PA is currently a permanent-observer “entity.” It is seeking to become a permanent-observer “non-member state.” Last year, the Obama administration blocked the PA’s bid for full U.N. membership by threatening to use the U.S.’s Security Council veto, asserting that “efforts to delegitimize Israel will end in failure. Symbolic actions to isolate Israel at the United Nations in September won’t create an independent state.” A unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood would undermine all internationally accepted frameworks for peace, including U.N....
  • 'With UN Bid, Arabs Once Again Try to Steal Israel's Heritage'

    11/29/2012 7:05:44 AM PST · by wesagain · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva Israeli National News ^ | November 29, 2012 | David Lev
    It's no accident that the Palestinian Authority is bringing its “case” to the United Nations on November 29 – a day that has for 65 years been identified with the State of Israel. “It's very typical of the PA to choose the day that Israel was recognized as a state by the UN as the date for their state's recognition,” said one historian. “The PA has tried to co-opt so many Jewish and Israeli symbols in the past, and the co-opting of November 29 fits right in with that,” said Moshe Siebel, a history afficianado. The 29th of November is...
  • Spending cuts tied to loophole closings; paying back the federal debt tied to rate increases?

    11/29/2012 7:05:10 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 6 replies
    11/29/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Not saying that I support the second part, but I'm tossing that into the mix just to see what people think... If 1A (by law) had to precede 1B (1A triggered 1B), with the two inextricably tied together by law - 1A being spending cuts and 1B being the closing of tax loopholes - would Dems go for it? Secondly, would Dems, banks and the Federal Reserve --- would they be in favor of 2A preceding 2B (the two also being tied together by law): 2A being ongoing payments on the principal (The PRINCIPAL) of the federal debt outstanding and...
  • Third-Quarter GDP Growth Revised Upward to 2.7% [New Normal: This anemic number is "good news"]

    11/29/2012 7:03:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 29, 2012 | ERIC MORATH And SARAH PORTLOCK
    The U.S. economy expanded at its fastest pace in nearly three years in the third quarter as stronger inventory and export gains caused the government to revise its growth reading higher. The nation's gross domestic product—he broadest measure of goods and services produced in the U.S.—advanced at an annual rate of 2.7% from July through September, the Commerce Department said Thursday. The revised figure is up from the previously reported 2.0% gain and is the best three-month increase since the final quarter of 2009. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones Newswires expected growth to be revised to a 2.8% rate.
  • US: Initial Jobless Claims fell to 393K

    11/29/2012 7:02:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    FXStreet ^ | 11/29/2012
    According to the Labor Department, the americans that filed in their first initial claims for regular state unemployment-insurance benefits fell by 17K last week to a seasonally adjusted 393K in the week ended November 24, above expectations at 390K and coming from 410K (revised) in the previous print. Continuing claims, which reflect people already receiving benefits, fell by 50K to a seasonally adjusted 3.2878 million in the week ended November 17 vs. 3.337 million in the previous week (revised).
  • Favorables: Socialism 24% Capitalism 68%

    11/29/2012 6:58:09 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | November 28, 2012
    Most Americans continue to have favorable opinions of capitalism and the free enterprise system. However, just 24% have a favorable opinion of socialism. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 67% have an unfavorable view of that economic system
  • Egypt’s ‘Moderate’ Despot

    11/29/2012 6:55:14 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    NRO ^ | 11/28/2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    What do you call a leader of a theocratic and cultish movement with a deep and clear disdain for democracy who suddenly assumes dictatorial powers? A “moderate,” of course.*snip*Apparently, “moderation” in the Middle East has been defined down to not wanting to wage war on Israel right now. On Monday, in response to protests, Morsi met with members of the judiciary. Some reports say he walked back his declaration of supremacy, but that is far from clear. He reaffirmed that the courts cannot veto the constitution being written by Morsi’s Islamist pets. Is there any doubt that the constitution will...
  • For GOP, Losing Might Be the Only Way To Win

    11/29/2012 6:50:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | David Harsanyi
    According to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, 73 percent of Democrats and 63 percent of independents -- and even 39 percent of Republicans -- now favor raising taxes on those making $250,000 or more a year. So give the people want they want. As it is, the GOP is engaged in an unwinnable scrum with Barack Obama, a man chasing the gold-plated Holy Grail of hiking top marginal tax rates on the rich and small businesses -- bringing in, according to the Congressional Budget Office, a few days' worth of revenue. Concede the Bush-era tax rate (though you wonder...
  • A Sordid Tale of Chicago Politics that Reveals how Obama got his Start

    11/29/2012 6:49:44 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11-29-12 | Andrew Malcolm
    Ah, Chicago and its politics. There's no other American city quite like it. Fortunately. It's a beautiful city from the outside. And a political cesspool inside, a seeping source of conniving and corruption that spawned Barack Obama and his top aide Valerie Jarrett and is now ruled by the president's ex-chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel. Another amazing chapter in the Windy City's sordid politics began unfolding Wednesday, one whose lineage can actually be traced back to the very beginnings of Obama's political career, which now has an extended expiry date of Jan. 20, 2017. Today, Obama lunches with the man...
  • 68% Prefer 'Merry Christmas' Over 'Happy Holidays'

    11/29/2012 6:48:14 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | November 27, 2012
    Most Americans still prefer signs in stores that say “Merry Christmas” rather than ones with “Happy Holidays.” A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 68% of American Adults prefer Merry Christmas. Just 23% like Happy Holidays instead.
  • Obama’s college age children see their bubble burst quicker than anyone could have thought

    11/29/2012 6:46:35 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 94 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Nov. 29, 2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer
    Well THAT didn’t take long. The confetti thrown on college campuses has barely been swept up after Barack Obama’s reelection and reality has smacked more of his children in the face. This is happened faster than any of these fools could have imagined. You will recall that Obama’s union children at Hostess found out what real life is about last week. This week his college student children got their dose of cold truth. The stroke across the student loan crowd’s face is the news that in the 3rd quarter the number of student loans in default has skyrocketed. Student loans...
  • State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

    11/29/2012 6:43:22 AM PST · by upchuck · 49 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | Thursday, November 29, 2012
    It would no doubt be controversial, but the idea of dissolving the fiscally struggling city of Detroit and absorbing it into Wayne County is being tossed around in Lansing. WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick reports some state Republicans are talking about giving the city the option to vote itself into bankruptcy. And mid-Michigan Senator Rick Jones said all options should be considered — including dissolving the city. “If we have to, that is one idea we have to look at. We really have to look at everything that is on the table,” Jones said. “Again, if this goes to...
  • Chinese police plan to board ships in disputed seas

    11/29/2012 6:42:09 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 29, 2012 | Ben Blanchard and Manuel Mogato
    BEIJING/MANILA (Reuters) - Police in the southern Chinese island province of Hainan will board and search ships which illegally enter what China considers its territory in the disputed South China Sea, state media said on Thursday, a move likely to add to tensions. The South China Sea is Asia's biggest potential military trouble spot with several Asian countries claiming sovereignty over waters believed to be rich in oil and gas. The shortest route between the Pacific and Indian Oceans, it has some of the world's busiest shipping lanes. More than half the globe's oil tanker traffic passes through it. New...