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  • U.N. Disabilities Treaty Would Limit U.S. Sovereignty and Rights of American Familes

    11/30/2012 9:14:34 AM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    Patriot Action Network ^ | November 30, 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...
  • Vanity - Is Chris Plante done with WMAL?

    11/30/2012 9:12:20 AM PST · by Perdogg · 36 replies
    I heard that Austin Hill will be back next Monday after we were told that Chris Plante would return on Monday in the middle of the week. Has Chris Plante been fired from WMAL, or is this more of a personal reason?
  • Wait Til You Get Home: 6 Things You Don’t Do in Front of White Folks (alert of your choice alert)

    ====snip====#4====== Talk about politics I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been surprised to learn that one of my white friends or associates was a Republican. Ugh. It’s a troubling realization. Not only because of the political ideologies; (I don’t understand why folk can’t see the Republicans are just about money.), but also because the Republican party has been known to associate and or attract the type of folk who cling to racist, sexist and classist thoughts and even behaviors. There’s the tea party folk, the Todd Akin type dudes and most recently people who can’t act like they...
  • CMBS Still Dominated by Government Agency Deals After Commercial Real Estate Bubble Burst

    11/30/2012 9:05:56 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/30/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    I was on Fox News with Tom Sullivan yesterday to discuss the housing “recovery.” Rick Sharga (formerly of RealtyTrac and now Carrington Mortgage Holdings) was the guest before me and said that we are witnessing the sustainable recovery of the housing market. I simply pointed out that the “recovery” thus far is dominated by hedge funds, corporations, cash transactions and foreign investors and not the traditional family purchase of housing. So, it may be a recovery, but not your father’s Oldsmobile (so to speak). And don’t forget the fiscal cliff and the large volume of foreclosed properties about to hit...
  • Americans' expectations for Obama 2.0 plunge

    11/30/2012 9:03:09 AM PST · by yoe · 26 replies
    IBD ^ | November 30, 2012 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    Rather than bother with the messy business of face-to-face negotiations with Republicans over the looming fiscal cliff, Barack Obama has chosen to take Air Force One up to the Philadelphia area today to talk at another adoring crowd. [snip] Air Force One costs about $181,000 per flight hour. Much cheaper to send a DVD up there. But that wouldn't get Obama video clips on cable TV this afternoon and evening, which he thinks puts PR pressure on Republicans to cave on higher tax rates before el presidente takes his three-week Hawaiian vacation. [snip] However, buried deep in a new CNN/ORC...
  • Best Website for Political Discussion:

    11/30/2012 9:01:14 AM PST · by Vinylly · 54 replies
    Well, yesterday I discussed a liberal website called Outside Asylum, and my experience with it. For me, the best websites for political discussion are neither conservative or liberal, but unbiased. There's nothing more boring then talking to like minded people, but a website that can have a dialog between opposing minds without resorting to name calling. I found a huge website that everybody should know about, it covers everything from your hometown and state, science, religion and politics. As long as you follow their rules, you can have a good entertaining discussion. I use a different monikar there, but it's...
  • Pat Condell: Ha Ha Islamophobia

    11/30/2012 8:53:50 AM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 30, 2012 | Pat Condell
    It's Islamophobia Awareness Month.
  • IAEA Head 'Confident' No Sensitive Information Hacked

    11/30/2012 8:53:09 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 1 replies
    [Head of IAEA said he was "confident" no sensitive information had been stolen during hacking incident.] The head of the U.N. atomic agency said Thursday that while the details of a hacking incident involving one of its servers have yet to be elucidated, he was "confident" that no sensitive information related to Iran"s nuclear activities had been stolen. "We are continuing to analyze this event and I don't claim that I have all the knowledge of what happened. We are continuing to analyze the case," said Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano. "We don't know...
  • Netanyahu's Special Envoy: West may not have sufficient time to stop Iran

    11/30/2012 8:52:17 AM PST · by se99tp · 15 replies
    ChristianConceptsDaily ^ | November 30th, 2012 | Ambassador Zalman Shoval
    "We hope, but we are not very confident or we are very sanguine about it, but we hope that the Obama administration, the US administration, will live up to its commitment to stop the Iranians getting the bomb before it is too late. Few months ago there was tremendous debate going on, the controversy between what Prime Minister Netanyahu said about the need for drawing a red line, and the American position. Namely the Israeli position was that the red line should be a point from where the Iranian has achieved enough enriched uranium, plutonium in order to cross the...
  • The Windows 8 Sales Data Is In, And It's Horrible News For Microsoft

    11/30/2012 8:52:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 130 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/30/2012 | Nicholas Carlson
    NPD research published some horrible news for Microsoft yesterday. * Despite releasing an entirely new operating system on October 22 of this year, Windows PC sales shrank 21% between 10/21 and 11/17 versus the same period last year. * Windows 8 tablet sales during that period were "almost nonexsistent" – just 1% of all Windows 8 sales. “It hasn’t made the market any worse, but it hasn’t stimulated things either,” Stephen Baker, an analyst at NPD, told the New York Times. “It hasn’t provided the impetus to sales everybody hoped for.” No kidding. Yesterday, we reported other bad news: Asus...
  • Vanity Post; Problem with Michele Bachmann

    11/30/2012 8:52:04 AM PST · by MissEdie · 41 replies
    Self | 11-30-2012 | MissEdie
    Ok, last night my hubby shared with me a little secret about a Christmas present he tried to get for me last year. Does anyone remember the Michele Bachmann autobiography? Well, knowing I was a big fan and supporter of hers he paid over $125 to get me a personalized copy of her book. He paid for it over a year ago and we are still waiting on that book (or a refund) to appear. After speaking repeatedly to the publishing company about the issue, he has contacted her Congressional office, tried to email her, and even attempted to contact...
  • U.S. Birth Rate Hits Record Low. Decline Greatest Among Immigrants. Recession a Likely Factor.

    11/30/2012 8:49:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/30/2012 | Stephanie Czekalinski
    The U.S. birth rate dropped to its lowest level in more than 90 years, led by a drop among immigrants, according to a report data released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. In 2011, the overall birth rate was 63.2 per 1,000 women of childbearing age, the lowest since at least 1920, Pew reported, citing numbers from the National Center for Health Statistics. The birth rate reached 122.7 in 1957, the peak of the Baby Boom. After the mid-1970s, the birth rate stabilized at about 65 to 70 births per 1,000 women annually, until the beginning of the Great Recession....
  • This student-debt crisis is escalating quickly

    11/30/2012 8:44:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/30/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Throughout his perpetual campaigning, President Obama has made a big point about being the champion of students and young people in helping to make college more accessible and affordable and helping out with student debt --- and yet, miraculously, here we are with student-loan debt and college tuition prices both quickly ballooning, and no end in sight. Could it be that perhaps the government trying to do more to "help" prospective-and-past students is actually what's dramatically worsening the student-debt problem? From the WSJ: Nearly all student loans—93% of them last year—are made directly by the government, which asks little or...
  • Americans Face State and Local Service Cuts if Fiscal Cliff Talks Fail (Video) (What BS)

    11/30/2012 8:43:27 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | November 30,2012 | Bernice Napach
    When state governments suffered big revenue losses during the Great Recession, the federal government came to the rescue with $150 billion in stimulus funds that saved jobs, repaired roads and maintained health care services. Now, almost four years later, states risk losing billions of dollars in block grants if no fix is found for avoiding the billions in spending cuts and tax hikes set to take effect next year. "These block grants are a prime target for cuts," Meredith Bagby, resident fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics, tells The Daily Ticker. "Citizens will be greatly affected if these block...
  • Youngstown State University Hours To Avoid Obamacare Rule

    11/30/2012 8:42:29 AM PST · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Education News ^ | 30 November 2012
    Youngstown State University will limit the hours of non-union part-time employees to ensure that the university is not required to provide them with health insurance coverage under Obamacare. YSU, a public institution in eastern Ohio, announced to employees earlier this month that it is restricting part-time employees, including adjunct professors and lecturers, to 29 hours a week or less. Under the Affordable Care Act, the university will have to provide health insurance to full-time employees, classified as anyone working 30 hours or more per week. According to an email sent to English department employees, which was obtained by The Huffington...
  • Liberals blast Susan Rice's 'outrageous' investments in Canadian pipeline firm

    11/30/2012 8:39:58 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies
    Liberals blast Susan Rice's 'outrageous' investments in Canadian pipeline firm By Julian Pecquet - 11/30/12 10:48 AM ET A liberal group launched an online petition Friday demanding that potential secretary of State nominee Susan Rice divest herself of “every dollar of stock” in the Canadian company seeking approval for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline to the Gulf Coast. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations owns between $300,000 and $600,000 in TransCanada Corp. stock, according to her financial disclosure forms. The pipeline needs approval from the State Department before it can go forward. The revelation has opened Rice up...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: HOLY WOMEN, 11-30-12

    11/30/2012 8:39:07 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-30-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):HOLY WOMEN A liturgical term used to designate women saints in the Bible or since biblical times in the Church's ritual. Particularly applied to the women who stood by the Cross of Christ on Calvary, and who were the first to visit the sepulcher on Easter Sunday. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Believe it, or not: Chevy Volt tops most-loved car survey again

    11/30/2012 8:28:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    NBC ^ | 11/30/2012
    General Motors' Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid car topped Consumer Reports' annual owner-satisfaction survey for the second straight year. Ninety-two percent of Volt owners surveyed by the influential consumer magazine said they would definitely buy the Volt again, earning the electric car the top ranking. Last year, 93 percent of respondents said they would buy the car again. "The Volt's two-year reign at the top of our satisfaction survey points to the continuing trend of owners' enthusiasm for cars that are fuel-efficient, especially as we see more and more hybrid and electric models hitting the market," Consumer Reports' auto editor, Rik...
  • A Possible Republican Strategy for the Fiscal Cliff (Force Obama to blink)

    11/30/2012 8:26:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/30/2012 | Bruce Thompson
    There is much debate regarding how Republicans ought to handle the fiscal cliff. They are in a showdown with President Obama as to who will blink first. So my suggestion to them is to take a page from Obama's playbook and kick the can one more time. They should extend the status quo for one more month, to February 1, 2013. The reason behind this strategy is that President Obama is legally required to deliver a budget in January. What that would do is force him to commit his budget to paper. He would be forced to blink. The Democratic...
  • Sen. Franken to Senate Leadership: "Fiscal Cliff" Deal Needs to Include Comprehensive Farm Bill

    11/30/2012 8:24:56 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    Political News ^ | 11-30-12 | PN
    In an effort to help farmers across Minnesota who are facing uncertainty because a new Farm Bill hasn't been passed by the House of Representatives, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) urged Senate leadership to include the bipartisan, Senate-passed Farm Bill in any deal brokered to address the nation's fiscal challenges. "Minnesota's farmers, livestock producers, and rural entrepreneurs support one in five jobs in our state, and they need a new Farm Bill so they can plan for next year," said Sen. Franken. "The Senate has passed a comprehensive Farm Bill that will give our farmers the stability they need, but...
  • Grover Norquist: 'We Are About to Have a Tea Party Second Wave that Will Dwarf the First Wave'

    11/30/2012 8:24:24 AM PST · by caseyn · 58 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform Chief Grover Norquist predicts a huge new wave of the Tea Party is coming. The Victoria Taft Show 11/29/2012 We are about to have a Tea Party second wave that will dwarf the first wave and that is because while 'spend too much' brought the Tea Party into existence, we're about to walk into 'spend too much, regulate too much, and tax too much, all together. It's going to be a perfect storm of annoying government behavior, which is devastating to the economy, and I think the small business community which is particularly hit by Obama's...
  • Brookings: Only 3 major cities seeing economic recovery

    11/30/2012 8:23:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/30/2012 | Rick Moran
    Four more years! Four more years! Reuters: ******** Retailers moving into old downtown buildings, an abundance of freshly planted greenspaces, and a stream of new jobs in Knoxville, Tennessee, are all signs to Mayor Madeline Rogero that for the last year prosperity has been blooming in her city. "We feel very good about how we're coming out of this recession," Rogero said. "We see new interest. We see new development that's occurring. We're optimistic that this recovery is going to continue." Knoxville is a member of a very small club. Three and a half years since the 2007-09 economic recession...
  • Just How Potent Are Teacher Unions? Pretty potent, as a rule, though it varies state by state.

    11/30/2012 8:20:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/30/2012 | Chester E. Finn Jr. & Amber Winkler
    Hostess Brands is set to liquidate its 82-year-old company because it was unable to meet the salary demands of its unionized employees. Roughly 18,500 workers will lose their jobs because 5,500 members of various bakers’ unions can’t appreciate that a tightening economy, stiffening competition, and an increasingly health-conscious America mean fewer Twinkies for all. Hostess is doing what other private-sector organizations (such as the auto, airline, and steel industries) have done in response to fiscally unsustainable contracts with — or contract demands from — their unions: either throw in the towel and quit altogether, or use drastic measures such as...
  • New York Times Thinks Ronald Reagan Was Responsible for Jimmy Carter's Income Tax Rates

    11/30/2012 8:20:04 AM PST · by brookwood · 10 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 11/30/12 | Appelbaum
    Public debate over taxes has typically focused on the federal income tax, but that now accounts for less than a third of the total tax revenues collected by federal, state and local governments. To analyze the total burden, The Times created a model, in consultation with experts, which estimated total tax bills for each taxpayer in each year from 1980, when the election of President Ronald Reagan opened an era of tax cutting, up to 2010, the most recent year for which relevant data is available.
  • Truly the end of an era (vanity)

    11/30/2012 8:19:45 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 2 replies
    Self | 11/30/'12 | Zionist Conspirator
    After picking up some medicine at our my local pharmacy yesterday, I asked if the Cardui Calendar and Ladies' Birthday Almanac (a Southern tradition since 1891) were available. Imagine my consternation at learning that neither has been printed for 2013. The editions for this year were the last. The Chattanooga Medical Company (now Chattem) has printed both for over 120 years. The originally made Cardui and Black Draught syrup, though they now make such brands as Gold Bond Medicated Powder (the original brands having gone extinct some time ago). The Cardui Calendar and the Ladies' Birthday Almanac were a Southern...
  • ICE-Snared Immigrant Will Go Free—For Now

    11/30/2012 8:19:30 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    New Haven Independent ^ | Nov 29, 2012 | Thomas MacMillan & Hugh McQuaid
    (Updated 1:52 p.m.) A federal immigration judge Thursday set a $4,000 bond for Josemaria Islas allowing him temporarily to leave jail and return to New Haven. Meanwhile: • A top gubernatorial aide joined New Haven activists at a Capitol rally in support of the Mexican immigrant’s plight . • The state judicial branch announced it may change a policy that led it to hand Islas over to the feds. • The feds said they will continue trying to deport Islas, whom they called a serial immigration offender. Islas appeared in federal immigration court in Hartford. Later, at 11:15 a.m., about...
  • Abortion backers try to justify Planned Parenthood’s Black Friday specials

    11/30/2012 8:19:09 AM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | 11.30.2012 | Jill Stanek
    One never knows which posts are going to get more attention than others. (I’m usually wrong when I guess, actually.) So I was surprised my blog on Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast’s Black Friday specials got quite a bit of traction, from Fox to the Christian Post to Human Events. All the attention forced a response from the other side. Writers at both Jezebel and RH Reality Check disputed whether Planned Parenthood’s Black Friday $10 discount could be applied to abortions, although why should they care? If one supports unfettered abortion access, what does it matter...
  • Obama demands $1.6 trillion tax boost, and an unlimited credit card

    11/30/2012 8:19:05 AM PST · by Qbert · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/30/2012 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama has dramatically upped his demands in the fiscal crisis negotiations: He wants Congress to levy twice as much in extra taxes from Americans as he urged during the election campaign, give up its control over the nation’s debt limit, and fund an immediate $50 billion stimulus for his political priorities. In exchange, Obama offered to consider — but not necessarily accept — GOP proposals for cutting $400 billion from Medicare and other programs strongly favored by off-year voters. That listening session would take place sometime in 2013, giving the president plenty of time to wrap the unpopular...
  • Economic Sabotage: Obama is burdening a generation in the name of compassion.

    11/30/2012 8:16:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/30/2012 | Mona Charen
    Republicans find themselves in the unenviable position of being forced to agree to raise taxes on those earning more than $200,000 (the actual cutoff for those Mr. Obama refers to as “millionaires and billionaires”) or risk being blamed for a tax increase on all taxpaying Americans. They will probably agree, which means it’s a politically unavoidable policy, not a good policy. Why does Obama insist upon raising taxes? Not because he believes it will improve the economy, and not because he believes it will increase receipts to the Treasury. The proposed taxes would bring in about $80 billion a year,...
  • Monetarists at the Gate: Krugman Vs Austrian School

    11/30/2012 8:12:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/30/2012 | John Carney
    New York Times columnist Paul Krugman calls out lots of folks for predicting that our fiscal and monetary policies would produce hyperinflation. Shouldn’t these people rethink their basic economic models, he asks? That’s a fair enough point. If your model was telling you that zero-interest rates or budget deficits at recent levels would produce very high price inflation, there’s probably something wrong with it. Yet the past couple of years have been truly extraordinary. Opportunities for revising the way you think about the economy have arisen over and over again. The only thing you needed to take advantage of these...
  • Young People Under Obamacare:

    11/30/2012 8:11:44 AM PST · by chessplayer · 8 replies
    "It’s official: the health care law will unduly stick it to young Americans by making them pay far higher premiums starting January 1, 2014.[1] New rules announced this month are even worse than expected when it comes to shoveling an unfair burden onto our nation’s youth. Moreover, they also perversely increase the incentives of young people to remain uninsured." "As shown in the following chart based on estimates by international management consulting firm Oliver Wyman, the rule will force insurers to hike rates for 18- to 24-year-olds by 45 percent even as rates for those 60 and older drop by...
  • What did Obama and Romney talk about?

    11/30/2012 8:10:27 AM PST · by Fido969 · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/30/12 | NBC News
    What did Obama and Romney talk about?
  • Hamas victim dragged through streets of Gaza was no collaborator, widow says (warning:graphic)

    11/30/2012 8:10:21 AM PST · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Matthew Kalman
    It was a sight that shocked the world — the corpse of Ribhi Badawi being dragged through the streets of Gaza City Tuesday by a motorcycle as Hamas gunmen fired into the air. His crime? Collaborating with Israel to pinpoint Hamas targets. But the charge wasn’t true, the militant’s grieving widow told The News. Actually, Badawi, 37, had spent the last four years in a Hamas prison under armed guard. He was tortured for seven months into confessing that he was working for Israel. “They burned (him) and broke his jaw and teeth,” said his widow, Kholoud Badawi. “He was...
  • Senate approves measure to prevent transfer of terrorist detainees to US

    11/30/2012 8:08:36 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 30, 2012 | Catherine Herridge
    Video at link. The Senate has passed a measure that prevents terrorist detainees from being transferred to facilities on U.S. soil, a day after it was revealed a prominent Democrat had commissioned a federal report to identify U.S. locations that may be suitable for housing Guantanamo prisoners. The measure, which was introduced by Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., was approved by a vote of 54 to 41 late Thursday. Ayotte argued that the facilities at Guantanamo Bay are "singularly equipped" to handle terrorist prisoners, calling the prison "top-rate." “The administration may want to close Guantanamo, but the American people do not...
  • National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs

    11/30/2012 8:04:50 AM PST · by haffast · 27 replies
    The White House - Presisent Barack Obama ^ | 11/21/2012 | Office of the Press Secretary
    For Immediate Release - November 21, 2012 Presidential Memorandum -- National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs This Presidential Memorandum transmits the National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs (Minimum Standards) to provide direction and guidance to promote the development of effective insider threat programs within departments and agencies to deter, detect, and mitigate actions by employees who may represent a threat to national security....
  • The five-year-old terrorists:

    11/30/2012 7:47:50 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/18/ 2012 | Sam Webb
    The five-year-old terrorists: Youngsters trained to kill with pistols and assault rifles in shocking pictures from al Qaeda's heartland Children trained to use deadly arms by militants on Pakistan border Many are orphaned sons of al Qaeda 'martyrs' Terror camps in Syria and Somalia also claim to be training boy soldiers By Sam Webb PUBLISHED: 14:19 EST, 18 November 2012 | UPDATED: 14:19 EST, 18 November 2012 These terrifying pictures show children as young as five being trained to kill with pistols and deadly AK-47 assault rifles. They were taken from footage of an al Qaeda terror camp in north...
  • State Board of Education President Makes False Voucher Claims

    11/30/2012 7:40:49 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/27/2012 | Tom Gantert
    The president of the State Board of Education was wrong when he compared a bill that would change how education is funded to a voucher system, said Michael Van Beek, education policy director at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. John Austin, president of the State Board of Education, made the comparison when discussing the Michigan Public Education Finance Project proposal, which would allow public schools to take state money from students no matter where they live. In addition to being on the State Board of Education, Austin is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a center-left think...
  • French Socialist in Mittal Row: We're Just Doing What Obama Does

    11/30/2012 7:31:51 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 11/30/2012 | Reported by Stephane Pedrazzi, written by Catherine Boyle
    The French politician who said Indian steel company ArcelorMittal should leave the country has told CNBC that his government is only acting like U.S. President Barack Obama. Industry Minister Arnaud Montebourg, a member of the governing Socialist party, caused controversy last week when he said that the Indian company, which employs close to 20,000 people in France, should leave after it said it would have to close down a factory. The French government announced on Thursday that it could nationalize the factory in question, with backing from an unnamed businessman. The news raised the specter of the nationalizations of the...
  • Cribs for needy families stolen in Woodstock (unintentional irony alert)

    11/30/2012 7:31:43 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 75 replies
    wsbradio ^ | nov 29, 2012 | Pete Combs
    When Monti Price arrived for work at the Hope Center in Woodstock Wednesday morning, she was struck by what she did not see. “I noticed a big empty space in our parking lot where our trailer used to be,” she said. Inside that trailer, five brand new cribs intended for needy mothers like Angela, who earned them by attending parenting classes. Angela arrived at the ministry for pregnant women and new mothers on Thursday afternoon, hoping to pick up the crib for her three-month old son, David. “Just to find out this,” she said, shaking her head in sad surprise,...
  • "The List": Obama's Two Hundred and First Week in Office

    11/30/2012 7:31:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 11/30/12 | Nachum
    Obama Ethics, Year 4Obama just now writing rules to govern the last 4 years of drone killingsCommunity Organizer to the WorldDid Obama followers mimic Nazi hand-sign?More voters choosing one party to run their stateIt's 3am and nobody's there Islamists Kidnap, Threaten to Murder Homosexuals in Libya11/26/2012ObamanomicsIn a surprise move, Intrade shuts down for U.S. TradersDisagreeing with Obama can ruin Christmas, says White House reportAre 401K's next: Natinalized Retirement?Trying to Turn Obama Voters Into Tax AlliesObamacareObamacare headed back to the Supreme CourtIt's 3am and nobody's thereSandy Victim Promised 'Immediate Help' by President Obama Still in the ColdPalm scanners get thumbs up in...
  • No more tax increases: Why Grover Norquist is right

    11/30/2012 7:24:28 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    The Lakeland Times ^ | 11/30/2012 | Richard Moore
    No more tax increases: Why Grover Norquist is right Richard Moore Investigative Reporter There was quite a dust-up in the Republican Party this past week when Georgia U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss uttered the unthinkable and said he would no longer adhere to the famous Taxpayer Protection Pledge conceived by Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. Chambliss was blunt in renouncing his commitment not to vote to raise taxes: “I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge. If we do it his (Norquist’s) way then we’ll continue in debt, and I just have a...
  • Savior Nation: Woodrow Wilson and the Gospel of Service

    11/30/2012 7:22:11 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    In the lead up to modern redistributive social justice, the preceding movement used to call itself the "social gospel". This has proven to be a particularly hard shell for me to crack, but thankfully I'm not the only one out here trying to learn the history of progressivism and show it to others. An article by Dr. Richard M. Gamble titled "Savior Nation: Woodrow Wilson and the Gospel of Service". Here's the PDF downloadable version, and here's the Google Docs directly viewable version lays it all out pretty well. Here's an example: The United States had preserved its own liberty...
  • CBC trashes homeschooling mothers as incompetent, uneducated, and sexually irresponsible

    11/30/2012 7:11:40 AM PST · by Morgana · 66 replies
    lsn ^ | 11.30.2012 | Peter Baklinski
    TORONTO, November 29, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Homeschoolers are incensed after Anna Maria Tremonti, host of CBC’s The Current, decided to air what she called the “last word” on her show discussing homeschooling. Following her November 14 show, a two minute skit cast homeschooling mothers as incompetent, uneducated, and sexually irresponsible. The home-schooled teenage male—who was cast as unchallenged, resentful, rebellious, and delinquent—suggested at one point that he would rather not have been created than homeschooled. “OK, so I’m supposed to learn geometry from a lady who never graduated college and wasn’t smart enough to use condoms?” rants the teenager in...
  • Congress looks at doing away with the $1 bill

    11/30/2012 7:10:34 AM PST · by upchuck · 84 replies
    Yahoo!/AP ^ | Friday, Noember 30, 2012
    [Snipped pretty severely to meet posting guidelines.] Congressional auditors say doing away with dollar bills entirely and replacing them with dollar coins could save taxpayers some $4.4 billion over the next 30 years. At a House subcommittee hearing Thursday, the focus was on two approaches: —Moving to less expensive combinations of metals like steel, aluminum and zinc. —Gradually taking dollar bills out the economy and replacing them with coins. Equipment would have to be bought or overhauled and more coins would have to be produced upfront to replace bills as they are taken out of circulation. Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo.,...
  • Increased Airline Security Has Killed Far More Americans Than 9/11

    11/30/2012 7:07:59 AM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 49 replies
    disinfo.com ^ | 11 28 2012
    Businessweek points out a staggering study suggesting that the delays and hassle caused by post-9/11 TSA airport screening procedures encouraged travelers to go by car rather than the far safer choice of flying – resulting in thousands of extra road fatalities which would not have otherwise occurred, a death toll dwarfing that of the attacks on the Twin Towers: Created in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the Transportation Security Administration has largely outlived its usefulness. These days, the TSA’s major role appears to be to make plane trips more unpleasant.
  • The US Government Just "Adjusted" Away $40 Billion In Real Disposable Income

    11/30/2012 6:59:19 AM PST · by Perdogg · 15 replies
    Perhaps the Bureau of Economic Analysis was hoping that today's cornucopia of ugly income and spending data would be enough for those who keep track of the US government's Department of Truth shennanigans and ignore the meat behind the numbers. Whatever the reason, the real story in today's Personal Spending data was not the consumer weakness, but the unceremonious revision of historical data, which as the chart below mysteriously whacked away a whopping $40 billion in real (i.e., inflation adjusted) disposable income. Because as the chart below shows, somehow, somewhere starting in March and continuing through the last month just...
  • On the Harvesting of Votes

    11/30/2012 6:56:52 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 11/30/2012 | Forrest Gump
    David Horowitz brings us a very disturbing report on the extent to which the traditional harvesting of votes by parties has degenerated into massive, uncontrollable ballot manipulation by Democrats. Traditional "vote harvesters" have as their mission the gathering of "... unthinking collectives of potential voters -- nursing home residents, college students, skid-row dwellers, recent immigrants -- and get them to vote[.]" Mr. Horowitz is a red-diaper baby and a former "Marxist intellectual"-turned-militant conservative who here recounts a conversation he had with his "... brother-in-law, Henry, who has lived most of his life in a home for the mentally disabled and...
  • Texas graduation rates top the charts

    11/30/2012 6:54:53 AM PST · by ctpsb · 29 replies
    AUSTIN – Texas tied for the third highest high school graduation rate in the country for all students.....
  • Another rebuke to the "Redneck Texans, etc, etc".

    11/30/2012 6:54:30 AM PST · by ctpsb
    AUSTIN – Texas tied for the third highest high school graduation rate in the country for all students.....
  • Blood-Sucking Vampires

    11/30/2012 6:42:29 AM PST · by morethanright · 12 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-11-29 23:51:31 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:People living in the western Serbian village of Zarozje are on the lookout for Sava Savanovic. Village Mayor Miodrag Vujetic warned the people of his small hamlet that a vampire (Savanovic) was freed from an ancient mill situated along the Rogacica River when the structure collapsed. Mayor Vujetic urged the voters to "put a Holy cross in every room in the house," ABC News reported.Needless to say, sales of crucifixes and garlic have been brisk."People are worried," said the mayor, "everybody knows the legend of this vampire and the thought that he is now homeless and looking for...