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  • Conservatives on Websites Need All Our Support:

    11/29/2012 3:52:09 PM PST · by Vinylly · 12 replies
    Mike Medvid once commented that liberal websites are most likey to ban conservatives that express their viewpoint then a consevative website like this one to ban a liberal that expresses theirs, simply because conservatives are much more tolerent and less hateful then liberals. I found this to be very true. I was a member of an audiophile website called 'Audio Asylum'. I too am an audiophile. They had one branch that was called 'Outside Asylum', where members could express themselve out side the realm on audio, which is often politics. Since these members are very liberal, very liberal viewpoints were...
  • Op-Ed: I Stand Ashamed that My Country Voted for the New Nazis

    11/29/2012 3:51:19 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/11/12 | Giulio Meotti
    At the United Nations we are witnessing the creation ex nihilo of a foreign country, which never existed, and accepting the claims of the “Palestinian Arabs”, by giving them the land whose memory kept the Jews together as a people and brought them back to Jerusalem after the Holocaust. The Western community at the United Nations, including my miserable Italy, just adopted the Nazis' strateg. Cunning in wickedness, the Germans dangled before their victims the possibility of saving themselves at the expense of other Jews. In this case, the Jews to be sacrified are all of those living in Judea...
  • D.C. Chapter Routs Commies and Anarchists at Navy Memorial 9/29/01 (Operation Infinite FReep)

    11/29/2012 3:48:23 PM PST · by First_Salute · 12 replies
    Kristinn ^ | Saturday, September 29, 2001 | Kristinn
    For the first time since their campaign of roving city-to-city terrorism began in Seattle several years ago, Communist/anarchist, America-hating 'anti-globalization' protesters were met by citizens determined to stand up against their violence and intimidation. Led by the D.C. Chapter of Free Republic, a total of about two hundred Americans drew a 'line in the sand' at the Navy Memorial on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. today, where nine months earlier the Communist/anarchists had assaulted the memorial by trying to tear down the flags and signals on the masts there during the inaugural parade of President George W. Bush. With America...
  • A Rational Basis for Marriage between One Man and One Woman

    11/29/2012 3:43:30 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | November 28, 2012 | Bill Maguire
    Same-sex marriage not only undermines real marriage, it redefines the human person. Dorry and Earl Dahl, members of St. John the Evangelist Church in Streamwood, Ill., kiss after renewing their vows at the annual golden wedding anniversary Mass at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago Sept. 9. The Mass honored more than 600 Catholic couples married for 50 years. Chicago Cardinal Francis E. George presided over the celebration. (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Catholic New World) It is imperative for Catholics to develop rational arguments to defend the institution of marriage in the public square. We live in a pluralistic society and, therefore,...
  • UN Conspires to Oust Jewish Group from PA Vote

    11/29/2012 3:43:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    In yet another example of the United Nations’ bias against Israel, the international body’s “Division for Palestinian Rights” (DPR) sent a letter to its pass office yesterday asking that it withdraw passes issued to a prominent Jewish organization, while it “pack[ed] the Assembly” with so-called “Palestine” supporters, Breitbart.com reported. Upon receiving the request, UN security officials revoked the passes, which had already been printed and handed to 23 pro-Israel Jewish young adults, who were part of an educational program associated with the Taglit-Birthright Israel alumni community. “The Jewish group had requested passes for November 29, 2012 to attend separate events:...
  • What Empty Nest? Weak Economy Means Living at Home ( Failure to Launch )

    11/29/2012 3:42:21 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    nbc ^ | 29 Nov 2012
    You raise them, you educate them and you expect them to go out into the world. But they keep coming back. ... between 2007 and 2011 there was a steady increase in the percentage of adults living in someone else’s house – and that increase has mostly been driven by adult children moving in with mom and dad. In 2011, Census Bureau researchers found that 17.9 percent of people 18 and older, or 41.2 million people, lived in a house in which they weren’t the head of the household or that person’s spouse or significant other. That’s up from 16...
  • Glenn Beck, the art critic, dunks Obama figurine in 'pee pee'

    11/29/2012 3:37:57 PM PST · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    lat ^ | November 28, 2012, 12:07 p.m. | David Ng
    Glenn Beck, art critic, is back. The conservative commentator posted an online video Tuesday in which he addressed at length the subject of "obscene" art and the 1st Amendment. In an homage to Andres Serrano's "Piss Christ," Beck concluded by dunking a likeness of President Obama in a mason jar filled with a clear yellow liquid. Beck offered to sell the work, titled "Obama in Pee Pee," for $25,000. "It's all protected by this document," he said, pointing to a copy of the Constitution. "So whether you're offended by this one or by this one," Beck said, pointing to various...
  • Huge California desalination plant faces key test

    11/29/2012 3:36:39 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 29, 2012 | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Associated Press
    <p>SAN DIEGO (AP) — An effort to build the Western Hemisphere's largest seawater desalination plant faced a key test Thursday, as San Diego's regional water agency considered whether to buy all its output despite criticism that cheaper alternatives could be overlooked.</p>
  • 15-Year-Old Afghan Girl Beheaded For Rejecting Marriage Proposal

    11/29/2012 3:33:58 PM PST · by drewh · 46 replies
    CBS DC & BBC News ^ | November 29, 2012 10:58 AM
    KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (CBSDC) — Afghan police arrest two men for allegedly beheading a 15-year-old girl after her father turned down a marriage proposal. According to BBC News, the two men who proposed the arranged marriage and attacked her are relatives of the girl. “Our investigation shows those who killed her were people who wanted to marry her,” a Kunduz province police official told the BBC. The father did not want his daughter to get married because she was “too young to be engaged.” CNN reports the girl was killed near her family’s home while bringing back water. According to The...
  • Angus T Jones does 180: Blessed with new $8 million contract for 'Men'

    11/29/2012 3:31:24 PM PST · by Coronal · 12 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | November 28, 2012 | Roz Zurko
    Angus T. Jones continues with his bizarre behavior by changing his tune completely and making a public apology for bashing “Two and a Half Men.” Now he feels blessed to be able to sign on for another season with a paycheck of $8 million.
  • Wanted: Another Patrick Henry

    11/29/2012 3:24:30 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 31 replies
    In 1765, Parliament added its North American colonists to those subject to the Stamp Tax. It seemed innocuous enough. Thought to raise about 60,000 pounds/year, it would amount to twenty percent or so of the cost to garrison a vast new country won from France in the war that concluded only two years earlier. It was the wrong tax at the wrong time. It was wrong because direct taxes had been left to the individual colonies since 1607. Parliament’s timing was horrible because instead of prosperity with the conclusion of war, the colonies slipped into hard economic times. Regarded as...
  • RUSH: Republicans must walk away from any deal with Obama and the Democrats on the fiscal cliff

    11/29/2012 3:18:58 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 11-29-2012 | The Right Scoop
    Yesterday Charles Krauthammer said that Republicans have leverage right now with the president on this fiscal cliff deal because if tax rates go up on all Americans, Obama’s second term will begin in a recession as the higher tax rates will slow growth even more, and Krauthammer contends that Obama doesn’t want that. But Rush passionately disagrees noting that analysis disregards Obama’s entire first term. Rush believes that Obama doesn’t care about having a successful economy in his second term, that it’s all part of his push to transform this country into a welfare state because that’s what is fair...
  • Missouri business granted injunction against HHS mandate

    11/29/2012 3:16:53 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies
    cna ^ | November 29, 2012
    St. Louis, Mo., Nov 29, 2012 / 11:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A federal appeals court on Nov. 28 granted a Catholic business owner in Missouri an injunction against the Department of Health and Human Services mandate that he says violates his religious freedom by forcing him to provide insurance coverage for morally objectionable drugs and procedures. “The order sends a message that the religious beliefs of employers must be respected by the government,” said Francis Manion, Senior Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice. The center is representing Frank O’Brien and his St. Louis-based business O’Brien Industrial Holdings,...
  • GCC Camel Race Opens in Kuwait

    11/29/2012 3:16:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Second GCC Camel Race Championship kicked off here yesterday evening under the sponsorship of His Highness Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Saba. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Jahra Governor Sheikh Mubarak Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, the representative of the championship sponsor, said a large number of camel owners from the six GCC member states are taking part in the race. He hoped that Gulf fans would be able to enjoy the camel-racing sports, which used to be practiced by Gulf forefathers. For his part, the head of the organizing committee and chairman of the Public Authority for Youth...
  • As Supersymmetry Fails Tests, Physicists Seek New Ideas

    11/29/2012 3:10:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 32 replies
    Simons Science News ^ | November 20, 2012 | Natalie Wolchover
    No hints of “new physics” beyond the predictions of the Standard Model have turned up in experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, a 17-mile circular tunnel at CERN Laboratory in Switzerland that slams protons together at high energies. (Photo: CERN) As a young theorist in Moscow in 1982, Mikhail Shifman became enthralled with an elegant new theory called supersymmetry that attempted to incorporate the known elementary particles into a more complete inventory of the universe.“My papers from that time really radiate enthusiasm,” said Shifman, now a 63-year-old professor at the University of Minnesota. Over the decades, he and thousands of...
  • (Video) My Ongoing Debate with Pro-Disney Homosexuals

    11/29/2012 3:05:56 PM PST · by publius321 · 13 replies
    My Nov 28th video calling out Disney for causing millions of children and families to view homosexual activity by catching them completely off guard - has caught the attention of some militants who are on an acrimonious campaign against me. This video is my first response to some profane feedback I received: (Video)
  • Susan Rice’s Enrichment Program...Rice has investments in companies doing business with Iran

    11/29/2012 3:05:04 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    The Washigton Free Beacon ^ | 11/29/2012 | Adam Kredo
    The portfolio of embattled United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice includes investments of hundreds of thousands of dollars in several energy companies known for doing business with Iran, according to financial disclosure forms. Rice, a possible nominee to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she steps down, has come under criticism for promulgating erroneous information about the September 11, 2012, attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans. Rice has the highest net worth of executive branch members, with a fortune estimated between $24 to $44 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. A Free Beacon analysis of Rice’s...
  • Dehydrating Disabled Babies in UK Hospitals

    11/29/2012 3:04:28 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    NRO ^ | November 29, 2012 | Wesley J. Smith
    The Liverpool Care Pathway has become a checklist for killing. This is what happens when a country allows bureaucrats to control healthcare. (Yes, I am issuing an unsubtle warning about Obamacare.)The Pathway was designed by health bureaucrats to fix a real problem: Too many patients were being allowed to die in pain in UK hospitals. In centralized systems, the answer to a problem is always more technocracy. So, the Liverpool Care Pathway was put into place to ensure that dying patients receive adequate pain control, including in the rare instances that it is necessary, sedation. But rather than being patient-centered, it became a bureaucratic nightmare: ...
  • White House Offers New Fiscal Plan, Prodding G.O.P.

    11/29/2012 3:03:40 PM PST · by tobyhill · 36 replies
    ny times ^ | 11/29/2012 | By JONATHAN WEISMAN
    House Republicans said on Thursday that Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner presented the House speaker, John A. Boehner, a detailed proposal to avert the year-end fiscal crisis with $1.6 trillion in tax increases over 10 years, an immediate new round of stimulus spending, home mortgage refinancing and a permanent end to Congressional control over statutory borrowing limits. The proposal, loaded with Democratic priorities and short on detailed spending cuts, was likely to meet strong Republican resistance. In exchange for locking in the $1.6 trillion in added revenues, President Obama embraced $400 billion in savings from Medicare and other entitlements, to...
  • Linguist Makes Sensational Claim: English Is a Scandinavian Language

    11/29/2012 2:59:29 PM PST · by Renfield · 97 replies
    Apollon Magazine (via Science Daily) ^ | 11-27-2012 | Trine Nickelsen
    "Have you considered how easy it is for us Norwegians to learn English?" asks Jan Terje Faarlund, professor of linguistics at the University of Oslo. "Obviously there are many English words that resemble ours. But there is something more: its fundamental structure is strikingly similar to Norwegian. We avoid many of the usual mistakes because the grammar is more or less the same. Faarlund and his colleague Joseph Emmonds, visiting professor from Palacký University in the Czech Republic, now believe they can prove that English is in reality a Scandinavian language, in other words it belongs to the Northern Germanic...
  • 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...
  • Black Friday: Treasury Borrowed $211.69 Per U.S. Household on Day After Thanksgiving

    11/29/2012 2:00:28 PM PST · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    CNS ^ | November 26, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Treasury increased the net debt of the United States $24,327,048,384.38 on the day after Thanksgiving, which equals approximately $211.69 for each of the nation’s 114,916,000 households. At the close of business last Wednesday, according to the Treasury, the national debt was $16,283,161,895,179.85. On Thanksgiving, the Treasury took the day off and did no borrowing. But on Friday, the Treasury increased the debt of the United States to $16,307,488,943,564.23. That was a one-day increase of $24,327,048,384.38. The Census Bureau estimated that as of September there were approximately 114,916,000 households in the United States. So, the $24,327,048,384.38 that...
  • Tycho Brahe Probably Wasn’t Murdered, But These People Were

    11/29/2012 1:59:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | November 19, 2012
    The story of Tycho Brahe is a weird one: it includes events like losing his nose in a duel over a mathematical formula, replacing it with a golden one and having a pet moose who died after getting drunk and falling down some stairs. Brahe’s death was sensational, as well—researchers found extremely high levels of mercury in his mustache hairs, suggesting he had been poisoned. Or perhaps not. A new analysis of the body, exhumed in 2010 to settle the matter, suggests that Brahe was not murdered at all. The BBC writes: “It is impossible that Tycho Brahe could have...
  • Feds boot Drakes Bay Oyster Co. from Pt. Reyes [California, Ken Salazar]

    11/29/2012 1:58:00 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 20 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | Thursday, November 29, 2012 | Peter Fimrite
    U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar rejected a proposal to extend the lease of a popular oyster farm at Point Reyes National Seashore on Thursday, effectively ending more than a century of shellfish production on the 1,100 acres where Europeans first stepped foot in California. The decision will allow the National Park Service to turn the picturesque bay where Sir Francis Drake landed more than 400 years ago into California's first federally designated marine wilderness area.
  • Interior secretary denies renewal of oyster company lease on national seashore in California

    11/29/2012 1:56:16 PM PST · by Perdogg · 34 replies
    An historic Northern California oyster farm along Point Reyes National Seashore will be shut down and the site converted to a wilderness area, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced on Thursday. Salazar said he will not renew the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. lease that expires Friday. The move will bring a close to a yearslong environmental battle over the site.
  • State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

    11/29/2012 1:53:23 PM PST · by jwsea55 · 43 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | November 28, 2012
    LANSING (CBS Detroit) - 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,...
  • Hugo Chavez receives message from Assad as he returns to Cuba for cancer treatment

    11/29/2012 1:53:03 PM PST · by Red Steel · 1 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 5:01AM GMT 28 Nov 2012
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has sent an envoy with a private message for his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez, as the latter revealed he was to return to Cuba to continue treatment for cancer. Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Al Mokdad did not reveal the subject of Mr Assad's message to Mr Chavez during a press conference in Caracas, saying only that it deals with relations between the two leaders. Mr Chavez has been a vocal defender of Mr Assad, and has accused the US and its allies of provoking violence during the conflict in Syria to try to topple its...
  • Romney lunches with Obama at White House

    11/29/2012 1:52:56 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 66 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/29/12 | Associated Press
    President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talks in the Oval Office following their lunch. Bitter campaign foes just weeks ago, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney met for lunch at the White House on Thursday, sitting down with an eye on overlapping interests rather than the sharp differences that defined their presidential contest. In their first meeting since the election, Obama and the Republican nominee met in the White House's private dining room, fulfilling a promise Obama made in his victory speech the night of Nov. 6. Romney arrived at the White House early Thursday afternoon in...
  • Will the Supreme Court Let Citizens Answer, What Is Marriage?

    11/29/2012 1:51:44 PM PST · by fwdude · 6 replies
    The Heritage Foundation - Culture Watch e-mail ^ | November 29, 2012 | Ryan T. Anderson, William E. Simon
    As Sherif Girgis, Robert P. George, and I argue in The Wall Street Journal, the future of marriage is the future of humanity. Conservatives rightly uphold the institution of marriage between a man and a woman because marriage is the seedbed of society, the necessary precondition for limited self-government. But not everyone sees it this way. With the United States Supreme Court expected to decide this week whether to hear challenges to traditional marriage laws, now is the time for citizens to think deeply about the nature and purpose of marriage. Marriage unites a man and woman holistically—emotionally and bodily,...
  • Freebird Buddy Roberts passes away (professional wrestler)

    11/29/2012 1:51:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Dale Hey, who wrestled as Buddy Smith, Dale Roberts, Dale Valentine and most notably as Buddy Roberts, has passed away at the age of 65. Hey, part of the Hall of Fame Fabulous Freebirds trio, had a previous long battle with throat cancer, which he attributed to heavy smoking. He was part of two of the greatests tag teams of the last 40 years, the Freebirds and the Hollywood Blonds.
  • Inside the Beltway: Bill and the hoodie (Slick Willie calls Jen Flowers again)

    11/29/2012 1:46:12 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/28/2012 | Jennifer Harper
    Two decades have passed since nightclub entertainer and blond bombshell Gennifer Flowers stepped before cameras and announced she had a 12-year affair with then-Gov. Bill Clinton, joining a roster of attractive women who reported similar dalliances, wanted and unwanted. Miss Flowers has stepped forward once again to reveal that in 2005, Mr. Clinton offered to come visit her once again. “I picked up the telephone, and it was him. I said, ‘No, you can’t come over here. No way.’ I said ‘No, you can’t come to my house.’ He said, ‘I’ll put on a hoodie and jog up there.’ He...