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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.
  • Vanity: Best Cookies to send to Afghanistan?

    11/29/2012 5:44:42 PM PST · by goodwithagun · 55 replies
    I'm going to send Christmas cookies to two former students currently stationed in Afghanistan. It is their first Christmas from home. I've eliminated anything that is too soft or could melt. I've recently discovered I can't send them anything made from pork so the ham filled lard cookies with bacon icing is out (ba boom ching!). Any suggestions on packaging would also be appreciated.
  • Dems put U.S. on road to ‘cliff’

    11/29/2012 5:44:15 PM PST · by massmike · 6 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 11/29/2012 | George F. Will
    With a chip on his shoulder larger than his margin of victory, Barack Obama is approaching his second term by replicating the mistake of his first. Then his overreaching involved health care — expanding the entitlement state at the expense of economic growth. Now he seeks another surge of statism, enlarging the portion of gross domestic product grasped by government and dispensed by politics. The occasion is the misnamed “fiscal cliff,” the proper name for which is: the Democratic Party’s agenda. For 40 years the party’s principal sources of energy and money — liberal activists, government employees unions — have...
  • Mitch McConnell On Barack Obama: He Can’t Get Anything He Wants. Those Days Are Over

    11/29/2012 5:40:47 PM PST · by what's up · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Nov 29, 2012 | Duane Patterson
    MM: Well, it’s certainly true that they could get what they have claimed for years they wanted to do by doing nothing. They could get a big Defense cut, and they could get a massive tax increase. But of course, they don’t want to get a tax increase on everybody, only on the top two rates. Also, do they really think it would be good for the economy for all of this to kick in? I tell you, I think the fundamental observation I would make about all of this right now, whether it’s this totally unserious proposal from the...
  • BBC News - Japan's ninjas heading for extinction

    11/29/2012 5:40:40 PM PST · by skinkinthegrass · 21 replies
    BBC NEWS - JAPAN ^ | 22 November 2012 Last updated at 20:59 ET | Mariko Oi
    Japan's era of shoguns and samurai is long over, but the country does have one, or maybe two, surviving ninjas. Experts in the dark arts of espionage and silent assassination, ninjas passed skills from father to son - but today's say they will be the last.Japan's ninjas were all about mystery. Hired by noble samurai warriors to spy, sabotage and kill, their dark outfits usually covered everything but their eyes, leaving them virtually invisible in shadow - until they struck.Using weapons such as shuriken, a sharpened star-shaped projectile, and the fukiya blowpipe, they were silent but deadly.
  • GM to let go of temp workers Friday (IN)

    11/29/2012 5:36:44 PM PST · by digger48 · 3 replies
    Kokomo Tribune ^ | November 29, 2012 | Megan Graham
    Kokomo — General Motors Components Holdings, LLC in Kokomo has said they will let go all temp workers Friday. “We are releasing our temps,” said Kent Eaton, personnel director for GMCH Kokomo. “Its basically based on business volumes, which have decreased late in the year. It makes business sense to adjust the workforce to meet the needs of the business.” Eaton said less than 50 workers have been informed of their impending loss of employment. He said GM doesn’t have any additional employment cuts planned in the immediate future. “There are no future projections that this would be an ongoing...
  • If Every U.S. State Declared War Against the Others, Which Would Win?

    11/29/2012 5:27:14 PM PST · by djf · 203 replies
    Slate ^ | 11/29/2012
    This question originally appeared on Quora. It was taken from Quora's "hypothetical battles" topic, where readers "can ask questions and get answer on fighting that wouldn't likely or ever happen in real life." Answer by Jon Davis, veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps: These are the accounts of the Second American Civil War, also known as the Wars of Reunification and the American Warring States Period. ... Here are the states that held the greatest strategic value from day one. They have the ability to be self-sufficient, economic strength, military strength, the will to fight,...
  • Al Qaeda battle in Afghanistan to stretch for years: U.S.

    11/29/2012 5:26:07 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 29, 2012 | Phil Stewart
    (Reuters) - Al Qaeda fighters are still trying to make inroads into Afghanistan, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Thursday, cautioning that battling the group would be a core U.S. mission there for years to come. Panetta made the comments as the United States weighs how large a military force to keep in Afghanistan when the NATO combat mission ends in 2014, ending a war that, at that point, will have stretched for over 13 years. There are approximately 66,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, but the residual force may number less than 10,000. President Barack Obama could decide in...
  • Memo To The ACLU, Don’t Put Women Into Combat

    11/29/2012 5:21:45 PM PST · by billflax · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/29/2012 | Bill Flax
    Many nights as I stroll into the kitchen after work three little ones come at a gallop. My daughters arrive first, bearing hugs, one on each arm. Then my son with a grin so bright and so big it barely fits his face lands a haymaker in the one spot a three year old can hurt you. As many parents can attest, boys and girls differ. Try as the Left may to thwart reality, adult men and women remain different. It’s impossible to comprehend human interactions without recognizing this undeniable certainty. Nevertheless, the American Civil Liberties Union has launched legal...
  • White House: Obama 'Will Not Sign' a Deal Unless It Increases Taxes

    11/29/2012 5:19:25 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies
    White House: Obama 'Will Not Sign' a Deal Unless It Increases Taxes By Terence P. Jeffrey November 29, 2012 (CNSNews.com) - White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said today that no matter what else happens President Barack Obama--who is the only modern president other than Franklin Roosevelt to serve in four years when federal spending topped 24 percent of GDP--will not sign a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff that will arrive at the end of this year unless that deal increases taxes. "So the President made clear that he is not wedded to every detail of his plan,"...
  • Feds boot Drakes Bay Oyster Co. from Pt. Reyes

    11/29/2012 5:16:32 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 26 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 11/29/12 | 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. Salazar made his decision a day before the 40-year lease allowing Drakes Bay Oyster Co., to harvest shellfish in the estuary expires and one week...
  • French court overturns Concorde crash conviction

    11/29/2012 5:15:05 PM PST · by brityank · 5 replies
    Houston Chronicle - Chron.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | AP Staff
    French court overturns Concorde crash conviction By ASSOCIATED PRESS | November 29, 2012 | Updated: November 29, 2012 11:21am VERSAILLES, France - A French appeals court overturned manslaughter convictions against Houston's Continental Airlines and a mechanic for the July 2000 crash of an Air France Concorde that killed 113 people, ruling Thursday that their mistakes did not make them legally responsible for the deaths. The crash hastened the end for the already-faltering supersonic Concorde, synonymous with high-tech luxury but a commercial failure. The program, jointly operated by Air France and British Airways, was taken out of service in 2003....
  • Favorite Country Love Songs.Tell us your Favorites.Freeper Canteen 11-30-12

    11/29/2012 5:14:45 PM PST · by fatima · 366 replies
    ~Favorite Country Love Songs ~ You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma (D. Frizell and S. West) There's a full moon over Tulsa, I hope that it's shining on you. The nights are getting cold, In Cherokee County. There's a Blue Norther passing through. I remember green eyes and a ranchers daughter. But remember is all that I do. Losing you left a pretty good cowboy, With nothing to hold on to. Sundown came and I drove to town, And drank a drink or two. You're the reason God made Oklahoma, You're the reason God made Oklahoma. And I'm sure...
  • The Millionaire Man Exodus

    11/29/2012 5:14:39 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 28 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11-29-12 | "Tyler Durden"
    (Full title: The Millionaire Man Exodus: What Obama Can Learn From The UK's "Tax The Rich" Plan) Regardless if the Fiscal Cliff is resolved tomorrow (impossible), on December 31 (unlikely), or in tandem with the debt ceiling hike some time in March 2013, after all the government fund buffers have been soaked dry as they were back in August 2011 (most likely), one thing is certain: America's wealthiest (billionaires and millionaires) are about to see their taxes soar - that's more or less a given. The question is what happens then. Will, the wealthiest - those who have access to...
  • HOW SECRET NEGOTIATIONS PLAY INTO THE DEMOCRATS’ HANDS

    11/29/2012 5:09:23 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Powerline ^ | November 29,2012 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    So now John Boehner is angry that the White House leaked a one-sided version of his latest conversation with President Obama to the press: Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio and Republican leaders are fuming after a late night phone call with President Barack Obama was leaked to the press, despite an agreement that it would not be, according to several GOP aides. As if this should come as a surprise! It sounds as though Boehner and his aides are starting to get a clue: Republicans believe the president is more interested in raking them over the coals publicly than...
  • More of Saturn’s Strange Hexagon – In Living Color!

    11/29/2012 5:09:11 PM PST · by lbryce · 30 replies
    Universe Today ^ | November 29, 2012 | John Major
    Yesterday's post on new Cassini'S close-ups of Saturn's mysterious North Pole Hexagon were absolutely breathtaking in the view of the astounding spectacle that nature is capable of. Most of the images involving spectacles such as the Hexagon will usually be skewed to a certain color to dramatize the images to a heightened state of existence. But the images shown here today, on their merit, equally as dramatic but with a truer representation off their color persona that naturally tends to be more staid, neutral, certainly less dramatic as provided by the most recent batch of images provided below. Free Republic:November...
  • SECRET NEGOTIATIONS: A PATH TO DISASTER

    11/29/2012 5:02:13 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    Powerline ^ | November 29,2012 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Reports from Washington indicate that John Boehner and Barack Obama are negotiating the nation’s fiscal future under the cover of darkness. Boehner apparently reports to his House Republican caucus from time to time, and Mitch McConnell might have some idea what is going on, but no Republican other than Boehner seems to be playing a significant role. Washington Republicans who are most knowledgeable about the budget are apparently being shut out of the process altogether. We have seen such secret negotiations before, and they have never ended happily. Indeed, it was precisely such a back-room deal that gave rise to...
  • Clinton blasts 'unfortunate and counterproductive' U.N. Palestinian resolution

    11/29/2012 4:48:23 PM PST · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    politico44 ^ | 11/29/12 | BYRON TAU
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blasted the United Nations General Assembly Thursday for voting to recognize Palestine as a nonmember state. "I want to say a few words about the unfortunate and counterproductive resolution at the United Nations General Assembly," Clinton said at an event hosted by Foreign Policy magazine in Washington D.C.
  • McConnell 'Burst Into Laughter' as Geithner Outlined Obama's Plan

    11/29/2012 4:47:55 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 139 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 29,2012 | FRED BARNES
    Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, says he “burst into laughter” Thursday when Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner outlined the administration proposal for averting the fiscal cliff. He wasn’t trying to embarrass Geithner, McConnell says, only responding candidly to his one-sided plan, explicit on tax increases, vague on spending cuts. Geithner’s visit to his office left McConnell discouraged about reaching a “balanced” deal on tax hikes and spending reductions designed to prevent a shock to the economy in January. “Nothing good is happening” in the negotiations, McConnell says, because of Obama’s insistence on tax rate hikes for the wealthy but unwillingness...
  • Forbes Releases List Of 11 "Death Spiral" States

    11/29/2012 4:41:58 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 30 replies
    FOX News: A writer at Forbes Magazine has identified a phenomenon called the “death spiral states.” The category includes 11 states where private sector workers are outnumbered by people who are dependent on the government. That number would include state workers, and people who are receiving welfare or pension. For example, in California the ratio of “takers versus makers” is bigger than one. If you own a software company that employs 100 people, you’re supporting 139 other people in the state who are on the “takers” list.
  • Bought an Electric car. Need a good bumper sticker.

    11/29/2012 4:36:42 PM PST · by willk · 188 replies
    11-29-2012 | willk
    Leased a 2012 NIssan Leaf actually. After the state rebate it was zero down and $171 total per month (for 39 months).I feel like a hypocrite taking the rebate but the money is already allocated. Why should liberals get all the money ? The car is comfortable and fun to drive. The range fits my commute. I'm really into technology. My question is this. I don't want people to think I'm an environmentalist wacko. What would be a good bumper sticker to make a statement without getting my car keyed by some lib?
  • US sets deadline for Iran to cooperate with IAEA

    11/29/2012 4:32:13 PM PST · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/29/12
    The United States effectively set a March deadline on Thursday for Iran to start cooperating in substance with a U.N. nuclear agency investigation, saying it would otherwise urge reporting the issue to the U.N. Security Council. The comments by U.S. diplomat Robert Wood to the 35-nation governing board of the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency signalled Washington's growing frustration at the lack of results in the IAEA's inquiry into possible military dimensions to Tehran's nuclear programme. Iran denies the charge. "If by March Iran has not begun substantive cooperation with the IAEA, the United States ... would urge the board...
  • British Mom Names Newborn Hashtag After Twitter Symbol

    11/29/2012 4:31:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | November 29, 2012
    This should trend: a mother has christened her baby girl Hashtag Jameson. However, instead of taking to Twitter, which spawned the now ubiquitous preface, the mother posted the announcement on Facebook, compounding her apparent #fail, the Daily Mail reported. Hashtags are used to highlight keywords on microblogging site Twitter. While it is not clear whether the screenshot is a joke, the possibility that a child has been named hashtag still exists. While some have considered that the little girl will grow up to be the living embodiment of the degradation of the English language, others have simply despaired for the...
  • Susan Rice In 1986 Book: Make White Students Learn Black History

    11/29/2012 4:27:36 PM PST · by drewh · 168 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8:30 11/29/2012 | Charles C. Johnson
    In a 1986 book by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, the future diplomat argued for the aggressive inclusion of a black history curriculum in American schools, claiming that its omission had “crippling effects” by “providing a child with no more than … a white interpretation of reality.” The 86-page book, “A History Deferred,” served as a guide for secondary and elementary school teachers wanting to teach “Black Studies,” and was published by the Black Student Fund, an advocacy group where Rice had an internship. “Susan’s interest in the study of Black history evolved from her desire to...
  • University Indoctrination Alive and Well After Obama Re-Election

    11/29/2012 4:27:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    When Barack Obama was re-elected on November 6, the vast majority of professors across the country cheered and continued to force their liberal ideology on their students. In fact, 96 percent of Ivy League professors who donated to a campaign this election cycle, donated to President Obama. Ivy League educators overwhelmingly supported President Obama with their campaign donations in the presidential election, reinforcing the suspicions of critics who say their bias also shows up in the classroom. Some 96 percent of faculty and staffers at the eight universities who donated wrote their checks to Obama, and at Brown University, just...
  • Civil Disobedience re: Obama's theft of America (another vanity)

    11/29/2012 4:22:11 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 50 replies
    I never liked Romney...but he did a fine job (he had huge crowds at his rallies and Obama had empty seats). Obama stole the election with Chicago machine style voter fraud. Even he was shocked that he won. We need to get real and get a plan to take our country back. Let's take responsibility...let's take action. FR is the meeting house for us to get formed and move to civil disobedience. If the Egyptians can riot (and get bloodied) in Tahrir Square...why are Americans afraid to march on Main St? Our leaders have lived inside the Beltway too long....
  • U.S. birth rate plummets to its lowest level since 1920

    11/29/2012 4:21:03 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, November 29, 2012 | Tara Bahrampour
    The U.S. birth rate plunged last year to a record low, with the decline being led by immigrant women hit hard by the recession, according to a study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. The overall birth rate declined by 8 percent between 2007 and 2010, with a decrease of 6 percent among U.S.-born women and 14 percent among foreign-born women. The decline for Mexican immigrant women was more extreme, at 23 percent. The overall birth rate is now at its lowest since 1920, the earliest year with reliable records.
  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION NOVENA [Prayer]

    11/29/2012 4:17:56 PM PST · by Salvation · 17 replies
    EWTN.com ^ | unknown | unknown
    PRAYER TO THEIMMACULATE CONCEPTION O God,  who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, did prepare a worthy dwelling place for Your Son, we beseech You that, as by the foreseen death of this, Your Son, You did preserve Her from all stain, so too You would permit us, purified through Her intercession,  to come unto You. Through the same Lord Jesus Christ,  Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen. First, recite the Prayer to the Immaculate Conception. Then, recite the appropriate prayer of each of the nine days. Day 1 Day...
  • U.N. Disabilities Treaty Would Limit U.S. Sovereignty

    11/29/2012 4:17:47 PM PST · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 29, 2012
    Rights: The Senate is considering a treaty which says "disability is an evolving concept" and which would infringe on U.S. sovereignty and the right to raise our children as American families see fit. Those who thought that the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) adequately guaranteed the rights of the handicapped to have access to all facets of American life were apparently wrong. The U.S. Senate is considering ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which President Obama signed in 2009 and which goes well beyond mandating wheel-chair ramps for public buildings. CRPD doesn't even bother to...
  • Gay men and their moms sue Jewish conversion therapy center that promised .......

    11/29/2012 4:16:27 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    mailonline ^ | 11.29.2012 | hayley peterson
    FULL TITLE: Gay men and their moms sue Jewish conversion therapy center that promised to turn them straight - and failed A group of gay men and their moms are suing a Jewish therapy center in New Jersey that claims to turn homosexuals straight. The lawsuit charges that the center, Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH), is guilty of consumer fraud for failing to quell the homosexual urges of its clients, as it had promised. Arthur Goldberg, JONAH's co-director, and Alan Downing, a 'life coach' who counsels therapy sessions, were also named in the suit. Goldberg did not return...
  • US Birth Rate Plummets To Lowest Level Since 1920 (earliest year with reliable records)

    11/29/2012 4:15:35 PM PST · by drewh · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday, November 29, 1:01 PM | by Tara Bahrampour
    The U.S. birth rate plunged last year to a record low, with the decline being led by immigrant women hit hard by the recession, according to a study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. The overall birth rate declined by 8 percent between 2007 and 2010, with a decrease of 6 percent among U.S.-born women and 14 percent among foreign-born women. The decline for Mexican immigrant women was more extreme, at 23 percent. The overall birth rate is now at its lowest since 1920, the earliest year with reliable records. The decline could have far-reaching implications for U.S. economic...