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  • Unrest in Egypt: Islamists Vow Demonstrations in Support of Morsi

    11/29/2012 8:03:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 11/28/2012 | Raniah Salloum
    Egyptian President Muhammed Morsi seems unshaken by the massive protests that shook Cairo on Tuesday night. He has shown no interest in retreating from his recent power grab and the Islamist group Muslim Brotherhood is planning to hold even larger pro-Morsi demonstrations on Friday. … As such, the Muslim Brotherhood seems determined to pursue a course of confrontation. “The opposition thinks that the meaning of Tuesday lies in the number of protesters, 200,000 to 300,000,” one Brotherhood tweet said. “But it should brace itself for the millions who will take to the streets for the new president!” A new date...
  • {{{Vanity}}} Where can I get definitive numbers on the election?

    11/29/2012 8:02:06 PM PST · by narses · 16 replies
    Vote counts, comparisons to prior races and other stats? I am helping a college kid with a project and cannot find a good compendium of the recent election. Help!
  • Evolution Isn't Science

    11/29/2012 7:56:08 PM PST · by kathsua · 300 replies
    hutchinson News ^ | 11/27/2012 | KENNETH B. LUCAS
    The new standard for teaching science in public schools should prohibit teaching religious beliefs like evolution as if they were the equivalent of scientific theories. Science should be defined as using experimentation and observation to discover information about physical reality. Explanations of what happened in the ancient past cannot be verified using experimentation and observation. ----------advertisement----------- Contrary to a popular myth pushed by those who want to make science a substitute for religion, science has yet to produce a new explanation for the development of life or the origin of the universe. The idea that the universe came out of...
  • Author Korwin disavows e-mail scare under his byline

    11/29/2012 7:54:01 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 29 November, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Veteran Arizona gun rights advocate Alan Korwin, author of several gun law books and a prolific writer, is scrambling to distance himself from what appears to be a rather cleverly concocted fraud that takes something he wrote almost four years ago and makes it look like some brand new sinister scheme he has uncovered. In an unusual step, he has issued an alert that appears on the Ammo Land website, denouncing the first paragraphs of this new missive that has spread across the Internet like a bad case of the flu, under his byline. It purports to identify a new...
  • Susan Rice In 1986 Book: Make White Students Learn History From A Black Perspective…

    11/29/2012 7:44:52 PM PST · by Mortrey · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/29/2012 | Charles C. Johnson
    "And failing to teach Black Studies in school, she argued, had negative consequences for the self-esteem of black children." "Her father was a governor of the Federal Reserve and a World Bank official, and her mother was a senior vice president of Control Data Processing."
  • Lansing-area residents say wolf-like creature prowls neighborhood

    11/29/2012 7:44:32 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 30 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | Brandon Howell
    LANSING, MI -- There's something very, very strange in these old woods. That's what some neighbors in the area of St. Joseph Highway and Upton Road in Delta Township say, at least. Brad Wallen has encountered what he described as a wolf-like creature six times in the past three months, and as recently as Wednesday when it darted through his backyard. He said he's never seen anything like it before. "I'm guessing this thing is between 65 and 80 pounds," he said. "It's not afraid of humans. It walks right out into the yard and lays down." Wallen said the...
  • 'Fountain of youth' technique rejuvenates aging stem cells

    11/29/2012 7:38:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Biology News Net ^ | November 27, 2012 | NA
    This is an image of an aged stem cell after growth factors were added. A new method of growing cardiac tissue is teaching old stem cells new tricks. The discovery, which transforms aged stem cells into cells that function like much younger ones, may one day enable scientists to grow cardiac patches for damaged or diseased hearts from a patient's own stem cells—no matter what age the patient—while avoiding the threat of rejection. Stem cell therapies involving donated bone marrow stem cells run the risk of patient rejection in a portion of the population, argues Milica Radisic, Canada Research Chair...
  • TCM movie alert: "Comrade X" on tonight at 11:45 PM E.S.T.

    11/29/2012 7:17:44 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    Turner Classic Movies ^ | 1940 | King Vidor
    Tonight at 11:45 PM, Turner Classic Movies is showing a hilarious spoof of communism and the Soviet system called "Comrade X". It was made year after the similar-themed "Ninotchka" but I've always found this Clark Gable/Hedy Lamarr spinoff the far funnier of the two films. I especially love the slapstick scene where in an effort to escape the USSR, Gable leads a battalion of Soviet tanks into invading Rumania. It also won an Oscar nomination for its funny story.
  • College students learn of Obama's secret Pell Grant cuts

    11/29/2012 6:39:53 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    Sorry, college students. President Obama has cut your access to Pell Grants by 33%; he just forgot to mention it before Election Day. During the recent campaign, President Obama claimed credit for increasing funding to the Pell Grant program, which provides college funds, free from repayment, to millions of students. However, an email sent out Tuesday to some Dallas college students is revealing a detail the President forgot to mention: the time a student can receive a Pell Grant has been cut, by as much as three years. With Pell Grants for the fall semester now dispersed, colleges are informing...
  • Video: Feds shut down 100-year-old oyster company, destroy some lives and dreams

    11/29/2012 6:37:42 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 56 replies
    Hey, no bigs. It’s just a 100-year-old company and California’s only surviving cannery, a sustainable, family-owned operation employing 30 people. The Drakes Bay Oyster Company has been in a seven-year fight with the federal government and environmental groups over whether it’s 40-year lease would be renewed this week. The Lunny family, which owns the oyster farm, was among a group of families that sold their ranch lands to the National Parks Service in the 1970s to protect them from developers, with the understanding they would get 40-year-leases renewed in perpetuity. After buying and operating the oyster farm without incident— they...
  • Real School Employees of Buffalo': Taxpayers Pick Up Tab for Plastic Surgeries, 5-Star Hotels...

    11/29/2012 6:32:18 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 7 replies
    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.
  • Poll: Should the US defend Israel...

    11/29/2012 6:27:09 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 34 replies
    Take the poll on the home page
  • Barack Obama - National security is just a video game

    11/29/2012 6:21:25 PM PST · by dennisw · 7 replies
    FEBRUARY 11, 2012 | TIMOTHY WHITEMAN
    Editorial Obama's video game mentality when it comes to National Security. It's no big secret the the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue always has the glowingest of things to say about our Armed Forces. You know the real 1 percenters the liberal media seems to forget about on a daily basis. But I digress, Barry-O recently heaped faux tele-zombied praise on our Warriors during the most recent State of the Union Address: "At a time when too many of our institutions have let us down they exceed all expectations." Awww... I dunno 'bout you, but I'm feeling all warm...
  • Should Republicans leverage going off the fiscal cliff?

    11/29/2012 6:08:14 PM PST · by conservativeforpalin · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 29 | Henry D'Andrea
    In the heated fiscal cliff discussions, Congressional Republicans are failing to use the only card that has been dealt to them: go off the fiscal cliff. President Obama’s big fiscal cliff announcement this week that Congressional Republicans should cave to the Democrats’ demands of letting the Bush-era tax cuts expire for top income earners has left few Republicans actually considering the president’s absurd proposal. If the Republicans in Congress feel that since Barack Obama won reelection, they must cave to all his fiscal demands, they’ve proven themselves stooges. Still and all, Republicans have agreed to raise revenues but Democrats have...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-29-12

    11/29/2012 5:57:45 PM PST · by dynachrome · 22 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 11-29-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Does Nancy Pelosi have any leverage in fiscal cliff talks? (Ah, no.)

    11/29/2012 5:54:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/29/12 | Sargent and Greg Sargent
    Does Nancy Pelosi have any leverage in fiscal cliff talks?By Sargent and Greg Sargent The Washington Post Posted Nov 29, 2012 08:51 PM EST With John Boehner continuing to (publicly) rule out a hike in tax rates for the rich, Nancy Pelosi fired back today by drawing her own hard lines. She told reporters that another round of big spending cuts is unacceptable, and in an interview with NPR, she rebuffed the idea of raising the Medicare eligibility age. Which raises a question: Does Pelosi have any leverage in the talks to begin with? The Beltway chatter holds that she...
  • ObamaCare Implementation News

    11/29/2012 5:52:27 PM PST · by Kolath · 7 replies
    CATO ^ | 11/28/2012 | Michael F. Cannon
    Here’s some ObamaCare implementation news from around the interwebs: “Minnesota Facing Bigger Bill For State’s Health Insurance Exchange“: Kaiser Health News reports Minnesota has increased its spending projections for operating the state’s ObamaCare Exchange by somewhere between 35-80 percent for 2015. Spending on the Exchange will rise by another 19 percent in the following year. More at this link: http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/obamacare-implementation-news/
  • [Video] Glenn Beck: Rand Paul, the Only Politician With a Spine

    11/29/2012 5:49:44 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 63 replies
    GlennBeck.com ^ | Nov 29, 2012 | Glenn Beck
    Rand Paul – the only one left? Glenn Beck Nov 29, 2012 Glenn interviewed seemingly the only politician with a spine on radio today, Senator Rand Paul. While many Republicans are displaying a readiness to just throw out everything they said they believed in and cave to Obama, Sen. Paul is trying to hold the line. Check out the interview today in the clip above and find out how to get involved.
  • Obama: Gun dealers' best friend (...hunch about BHO's deeper motive in spurring firearm sales)

    11/29/2012 5:47:05 PM PST · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    WND ^ | November 29, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Gun sales hit an all-time, one-day record one week ago, driving Black Friday retail sales and actually overwhelming the FBI’s background check center twice. What’s causing the gun-buying zeal? The answer is simple – the actions of a man who hates private ownership of guns, Barack Obama. He’s been doing it for a long time. His election in 2008 drove gun sales through the roof. And now it’s happening, again, because he is supporting the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty that requires member states unable to disarm their populaces to be placed under the jurisdiction of the U.N. Office of...
  • Over 200 Dead Bodies on Mount Everest

    11/29/2012 5:45:33 PM PST · by Daffynition · 59 replies
    Mount Everest has claimed the lives of over 216 known mountain climbers in recorded history. The area above 26,000 feet is called “the Death Zone”, where breathing fresh oxygen from canisters is necessary for all but the most experienced climbers. The atmospheric pressure is about a third of that at sea level, so there is about one third the amount of oxygen to breathe. The air is so thin, recovery of bodies is impossible. As such, many victims lay where they took their last breath.