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  • Do You Like the 401(k) System?

    11/29/2012 2:59:09 PM PST · by DontTreadFred · 43 replies
    Do you like the 401(k) systems? Ray Fisman says that the Fed should end the 401(k) because it is not helping people to save more money - http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_dismal_science/2012/11/fiscal_cliff_401_k_s_and_iras_cost_the_government_billions_should_we_get.single.html. While I couldn’t disagree more with the reason Fisman wants to end the 401(k) system, I do think it isn’t helping average Americans. I think people would build up better savings by allowing pretax dollars to be used to pay down mortgage debt?
  • Doha delegation using hurricane Sandy as a call to action (Climate Change Scam )

    11/29/2012 2:58:46 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | November 29, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    There is no trend whatsoever in US hurricane strength – this graph proves it. Click for story.(via CFACT) The latest round of climate talks began this week in Doha, Qatar in the usual fashion – namely, with alarmist claims that the world is being imperiled by manmade global warming and it’s time for “action.”Naturally, the U.S. is being chided to join the crowd, especially since it failed to do so last time by refusing to ratify the Kyoto Protocol. To pressure Uncle Sam into getting-with-the-program, some nations, like Gambia, have shamelessly stooped to using Hurricane Sandy and the outcome...
  • UN vote recognizes state of Palestine; US objects

    11/29/2012 2:57:53 PM PST · by Dacula · 79 replies
    AP ^ | 5:37 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 | EDITH M. LEDERER
    UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations voted overwhelmingly Thursday to recognize a Palestinian state, a long-sought victory for the Palestinians but an embarrassing diplomatic defeat for the United States.
  • Crossing the Jordan into the Inner Meaning [New Church, Open]

    11/29/2012 2:55:12 PM PST · by DaveMSmith · 520 replies
    Spirit and Life Bible Study ^ | Wed Nov 28, 2012 | Rev Dr Johnathon Rose
    Everything in the Old Testament history leads up to the crossing of the Jordan, and yet the way the story is told in Joshua 3 and 4 has major inconsistencies and problems. Is there another way to read it? Can the Bible be taken literally?
  • ObamaTax: Legacy of Obama 2nd Term

    11/29/2012 2:54:09 PM PST · by topher · 9 replies
    Various | November 29, 2012 | vanity
    We need a catchy keword for Obama Taxes. Last term it was Obamacare, which has a negative connotation to many people. The hiking of the tax rates for working Americans is the Goal of the Obama Administration. Period. The reason: the free-loaders of this country [who expect working Americans to support them] do not want their benefits cut. At one time, people referred to Massachusetts as Taxachusetts Maybe some catchy phrase might be found to put a label on Obama and his tax plan. Some Links: Obama tax plan hashtag hijacked by conservative think tankHeritage Foundation buys a promoted tweet...
  • New York has a murder free day

    11/29/2012 2:52:19 PM PST · by Vanders9 · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/29/12 | Editors blog?
    For the first time in living memory, New York has spent a day entirely without violent crime.
  • Meeting 'We the People' (North on book tour)

    11/29/2012 2:47:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 30, 2012 | Oliver North
    SAN ANTONIO — One of the great upsides to a national book tour is the chance to break out of television's cocoon and interact directly with the American people. Don't get me wrong; I love what I do at Fox News. My "beat" is keeping company with soldiers, sailors, airmen, guardsmen, Marines, special operators and others who protect us from harm. Though I live with these American heroes for weeks at a time overseas, I rarely have the opportunity to look their loved ones in the eye without visiting our wounded at a military hospital. A book tour completely alters...
  • ‘What the heck does homosexuality have to do with the pro-life movement?’

    11/29/2012 2:39:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    lsn ^ | 11.29.2012 | Peter Baklinski
    People often wonder why many people involved in the pro-life movement are also interested in homosexuality-related issues. They especially wonder if defending traditional marriage really has anything to do with being pro-life. The answer to this is simple: Being pro-life is much more than saving babies. It’s also about fighting for the flourishing of the human person every step of the way, from conception, through birth, through childhood, through adulthood, till natural death. It’s about promoting a “Culture of Life.” That’s why many pro-lifers aren’t just concerned about abortion: they also tackle euthanasia, cloning, homosexuality, and other life and family...
  • White House: No debt deal unless tax rates on top earners go up

    11/29/2012 2:34:58 PM PST · by yoe · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 29, 2012 | Amie Parnes
    White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday there will be no deficit deal unless Republicans agree to raise tax rates on the wealthiest households.[snip]The president wants tax rates extended on all households below that threshold, but says rates above it should be phased out.
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Thursday, November-29-2012

    11/29/2012 2:30:38 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 81 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
  • Toronto nativity scene vandalized for fifth time in six years

    11/29/2012 2:29:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    lsn ^ | 11.29.2012 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    News Print Article | Email Friend | Reprint Permissions Toronto nativity scene vandalized for fifth time in six years by Thaddeus Baklinski Thu Nov 29, 2012 13:45 EST Comments (1) Tags: anti-christian bias, nativity, toronto TORONTO, November 29, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - Vandals in Toronto attacked and damaged the nativity scene placed in front of Toronto’s Old City Hall courthouse by Gethsemane Ministries, a Catholic lay movement. Suresh Dominic, founder and head of Gethsemane Ministries, told LifeSiteNews.com that the display had been set up on Sunday, but on Wednesday morning it they discovered that someone had smashed the plexiglass window of...
  • Now sick babies go on death pathway: ....

    11/29/2012 2:25:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    mailonline ^ | 11.29.2012 | sue reid
    FULL TITLE: Now sick babies go on death pathway: Doctor's haunting testimony reveals how children are put on end-of-life plan Sick children are being discharged from NHS hospitals to die at home or in hospices on controversial ‘death pathways’. Until now, end of life regime the Liverpool Care Pathway was thought to have involved only elderly and terminally-ill adults. But the Mail can reveal the practice of withdrawing food and fluid by tube is being used on young patients as well as severely disabled newborn babies. Sick children and babies are being discharged from NHS hospitals to die at home...
  • Age of Obama: Nicki Minaj Plays Race Card Against Rock Legend Steven Tyler

    11/29/2012 2:25:23 PM PST · by drewh · 33 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | 28 Nov 2012 | by Christian Toto
    <p>You'd think being a rock superstar would earn Steven Tyler a modicum of respect. Not quite.</p> <p>Tyler recently critiqued current "American Idol" judge Nicki Minaj, saying the rap star would likely vote down a young Bob Dylan if he tried out for the show.</p>
  • Senator Blasts 'Secret' Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

    11/29/2012 2:22:43 PM PST · by yoe · 28 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 29, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    In remarks on the Senate floor today, Alabama senator Jeff Sessions blasted President Barack Obama and congressional leadership for holding "secret" fiscal cliff negotiations. "I rise today to express my reservations about the fiscal cliff negotiations that are currently underway," said Sessions. "Over the last two years, Congress and the President have held an endless series of secret negotiations. There have been gangs of six and eight, a supercommittee of 12, talks at the Blair House and the White House. But the only thing these secret talks have produced is a government that skips from one crisis to the next....
  • Stop Trying To Keep Me Safe

    11/29/2012 2:21:39 PM PST · by Guido2012 · 2 replies
    Set Our Children Free ^ | 11/29/2012 | Tony Caruso
    I am sick and tired of hearing that the first duty of a president is to keep Americans “safe.” I must have missed it, but where is that duty spelled out in the Constitution? In the name of keeping Americans safe, our government has launched the “War on Drugs” followed by the “War on Terror,” both of which, in reality, have been a War on Liberty. The government’s effort to keep us safe has eviscerated our Constitution, and like most jobs the government does, the results have been counterproductive.
  • How to Make Tax Increases 100% Democrats' Fault (Vanity)

    11/29/2012 2:12:24 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 17 replies
    My Fertile Brain ^ | 11/29/2012 | Uncle Miltie
    In the House: Put up a bill that repeals all the Bush Tax Cuts. Have all the Republicans vote against it. Put up a bill that makes all the Bush Tax Cuts Permanent. Have all the Republicans vote fore it. Put up a bill that repeals the Bush Tax Cuts on the top 50% of taxpayers. Have all the Republicans abstain. Put up a bill that repeals the Bush Tax Cuts on the top 25% of taxpayers. Have all the Republican abstain. Keep going until a bill passes that is the maximum tax increase the Democrats pass by a majority...
  • [San Francisco] MTC building price soars to $218 million

    11/29/2012 2:09:40 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 4 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | Thursday, November 29, 2012 | Michael Cabanatuan and John Coté
    (11-29) 12:56 PST San Francisco -- Things are looking up for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's controversial plan to transform the old tank factory and postal facility at 390 Main St. into a suitable place for regional agencies to cohabit - particularly the price tag. The estimated cost now stands at $218 million, which is $38 million higher than the original estimate from July 2011 but $51 million more than the most recent estimate, adopted in November 2011. (The projected cost fell after the agency bought the building at a lower price.)
  • Petraeus: ‘I Screwed Up Royally’

    11/29/2012 2:07:41 PM PST · by GalaxyAB · 45 replies
    CBS DC ^ | November 29 2012
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus reveals that he “screwed up royally” in having an affair with his biographer.
  • High school soccer coach 'watched boy being sodomized by players....

    11/29/2012 2:03:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 54 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 11.29.2012 | Michael Zennie and Louise Boyle
    FULL TITLE: High school soccer coach 'watched boy being sodomized by players then congratulated victim' during hazing ritual A soccer coach witnessed a teenage boy being sodomized by teammates then congratulated the victim, asking 'if it was all good', it has been claimed. The new allegations on Wednesday concern an incident in July involving coach Michael Divincenzo, known to students as 'Divo', who reportedly told older players to assault freshmen. The fresh claim came to light after three boys were allegedly sexually assaulted in a hazing ritual at Maine West High School in Des Plaines, Illinois on September 27. It...
  • Tagging Our Children

    11/29/2012 2:02:14 PM PST · by eagleye85 · 3 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | November 29, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    A recent case, Hernandez v. Northside Independent School District et al., highlights the privacy concerns that technology can bring to the modern classroom. In order to register attendance for each student when the bell rings, one magnet school has given all of its students radio frequency identification device (RFID) chipped identification cards. These cards track student movements throughout the building–excluding the bathrooms, of course. One student, Andrea Hernandez, objected to her tagging on religious grounds, citing the Book of Revelation. She could have been expelled for refusing to wear her assigned RFID badge. Instead, according to Jim Forsyth with WOAI...