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  • Staten Island Sandy Victims Need to Realize That Obama Fixed Everything, Not Be Ungrateful

    11/30/2012 5:13:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I want to go to the audio sound bites. I want to show you, I want you to hear what ungrateful sounds like. I want you to hear what a lack of gratitude sounds like. I want you to hear self-centered selfishness. I want you to hear what it sounds like when a citizen of this country does not appreciate this regime. Last night in Staten Island, they had a town hall meeting about the Hurricane Sandy, the victims and the repair, the cleanup, and the putting every back together. An unidentified guy stood up and said this... MAN:...
  • Rand Paul to Visit Israel Next Month

    11/30/2012 5:12:06 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 7 replies
    Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | November 30, 2012 | David Brody
    Brody File Exclusive: Rand Paul to Visit Israel Next Month The Brody File just got an exclusive tip about an important trip Sen. Rand Paul is planning to the Middle East. A top advisor to Rand Paul tells us that the senator will travel to Israel and Jordan for the first time to meet with leaders on all sides of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. The trip will be privately funded, and The Brody File has learned that Sen. Paul will be accompanied by Christian and Jewish leaders. The trip is planned for January. They will tour all of the major historical...
  • Interview Lindz Sangalli Mrs. Conservative US 2012 on the Conscience of Kansas radio program

    11/30/2012 4:57:07 PM PST · by 1pitech · 2 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 11-30-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    Interview Lindz Sangalli Mrs Conservative US 2012 on the Conscience of Kansas radio program with host Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson. KRMR The Patriot 105.7FM.
  • Krauthammer To Bill Kristol: You're "Turning Into A Socialist"

    11/30/2012 4:56:07 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 77 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 30, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    Syndicated columnist and FOX News contributor Charles Krauthammer, in his trademark deadpan way, tells Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol he is turning into a socialist.
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update (Midweek) November 29th, 2012 (Dispensational Caucus)

    11/30/2012 4:54:35 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 30, 2012 | Uploaded by alohabibleprophecy
    Mid-East Prophecy Update (Midweek) November 29th, 2012 Pastor J.D. talks about the UN resolution to recognize a sovereign Palestinian state
  • Wyo. lawmakers consider silencers on hunting guns

    11/30/2012 4:50:25 PM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    timesunion.com ^ | 29 November, 2012 | BEN NEARY
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers will decide in coming months whether to follow a growing national trend and allow the use of silencers on hunting guns.
  • The Government is Spending $100,000 to Teach Teen Girls "Better Condom Negotiation Tactics"

    11/30/2012 4:49:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: From the Washington Examiner: "The administration is funding a $100,000 study of pregnant and 'at-risk' 14- to 17-year-old girls on probation in Houston, Texas, to determine ways to help them choose safer lifestyles and avoid pregnancy, including..." wait for it "...better 'condom negotiation' tactics." Better condom negotiation tactics. "The National Institutes of Health, part of the Health and Human Services Department, is providing a University of Houston researcher the money because of the lack of study of female teen juveniles in trouble with the law. The school said the study, 'Choices - Teen: A Bundled Risk Reduction...
  • Sanford cops a problem for prosecutors in Zimmerman case, experts say

    11/30/2012 4:47:45 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 30 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 30, 2012 | By Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner, Orlando Sentinel
    It was a strange development in a case that has seen more than its share: Chris Serino, the lead Sanford police investigator in the Trayvon Martin shooting, hired famed Casey Anthony defense attorney Jose Baez to represent him at his upcoming deposition in the case. It's unclear what prompted Serino to hire a private attorney — eschewing available representation by the city of Sanford, his employer. But one issue likely to come up is his double-talk on whether there was enough evidence to support George Zimmerman's arrest as controversy surrounding the case spiraled out of control last spring. Serino wrote...
  • HIV On-The-Rise News Collection, November 30, 2012

    11/30/2012 4:46:03 PM PST · by Wuli · 29 replies
    Multiple Sources | November 30, 2012 | Multiple Authors
    All at once, various reports from around the world on a rise in HIV cases: Highest-ever HIV diagnoses in gay men (UK): http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2964493/posts EDITORIAL - HIV on the rise (Philippines) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2964491/posts 'HIV cases on rise among gays, transgenders' (India) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2964487/posts HIV on the rise in Tasmania http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2964484/posts Homosexuals leading to rise in HIV cases, says China http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2964483/posts HIV on the rise in financially troubled Greece http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2964479/posts Russia reports 12% rise in HIV - 200 new cases a day http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2964525/posts
  • Democratic Rep: Amend Constitution To Allow Control Of Speech

    11/30/2012 4:44:04 PM PST · by MissesBush · 51 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | 11/30/12
    ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) - A Democratic representative is calling for an amendment to the United States Constitution that would allow for some legislative restriction of freedom of speech. “We need a constitutional amendment that would allow the legislature to control the so-called free speech rights of corporations,” Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) was quoted as saying by CNS News. He reportedly made these comments while speaking at the Annesbrooks HOA candidate Forum held last month. In a video obtained by the website, Johnson asserts that “corporations control … patterns of thinking.” “They control the media. They control the messages that you...
  • Supreme Court: Go Ahead Citizen And Record Police Officers(FL)

    11/30/2012 4:42:34 PM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    freedomoutpost.com ^ | 29 November, 2012 | Tim Brown
    For a while now, especially since the arrival of YouTube ordinary citizens have been attempting to make police accountable for their actions by videoing them. Many times police officers do not have a problem being videoed. However the State of Illinois does not like their officers being videoed and sought to impose a penalty of up to 15 years in prison tied to a 50-year-old anti-eavesdropping law. ---------------------------cut----------------------- Obviously lower level courts and even a Justice Department backing, in an Obama administration, concluded that there was nothing criminal about citizens videoing police officers. Officers are not above the law. Their...
  • President Obama Plans $4 Million Hawaii Vacation During the Holidays, Says Report

    11/30/2012 4:39:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Travelers Today ^ | November 30, 2012 | Katie McFadden
    Now that he doesn't have to worry about campaigning, President Barack Obama is reportedly getting ready for a long Hawaiian vacation with his family over the holiday season. According to estimates, the trip will cost at least $4 million on the tax payers dime. According to the Hawaii Reporter, President Obama is getting ready to take his annual holiday trip to Hawaii. The President, along with Michelle, his two daughters, Sasha and Malia, and even their dog Bo will be going on the trip in addition to a large security team. The trip will last 20 days from December 17...
  • Former Dean of Advent Cathedral, Ex-Rector of Largest Episcopal Church Jumps to Catholic Church

    11/30/2012 4:34:51 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Alabama.com ^ | 11/29/12 | Greg Garrison
    The Rev. Larry Gipson, who was dean of the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham from 1982-94 and rector at the largest Episcopal church in the nation from 1994-2008, has become a Roman Catholic. Gipson retired in 2008 from the 8,000-member St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, where his parishioners included former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara. Last month, Gipson was accepted as a Catholic into the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, a structure set up by Pope Benedict XVI to accept former Anglicans into the Catholic Church. "The nature of authority in...
  • Baracka Claus' Opening Bid Proves That He Wants to Take His Sleigh Over the Fiscal Cliff

    11/30/2012 4:32:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: He's campaigning. He's still campaigning. He's at the Tinkertoy factory in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. He's out talking to people about what kind of country we want to be. What kind of country we want to leave to our kids, our grandkids, our great-grandkids, and the immigrants. What kind of country do we want to leave. He's still campaigning for this debt deal. You know, the election's over. He won. Folks, if we ever needed any proof of what I have been saying for the last couple of days, that it's true, we got it yesterday. That ridiculous opening...
  • Feds: $100,000 To Teach Teen Girls 'Condom Negotiation'

    11/30/2012 4:29:18 PM PST · by drewh · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 29, 2012 at 2:00 | Paul Bedard
    The administration is funding a $100,000 study of pregnant and "at-risk" 14-17-year-old girls on probation in Houston, Texas, to determine ways to help them choose safer lifestyles and avoid pregnancy, including better "condom negotiation" tactics. The National Institutes of Health, part of the Health and Human Services Department, is providing a University of Houston researcher the money because of the lack of study of female teen juveniles in trouble with the law. The school said the study, "Choices - Teen: A Bundled Risk Reduction Intervention for Juvenile Justice Females," will include 30 at-risk girls, ages 14-17, on intensive probation with...
  • For Susan Rice, Benghazi Was Kenya 1998 Deja Vu

    11/30/2012 4:18:07 PM PST · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 30, 2012
    Parallels: A mission was attacked after warnings, Americans were killed after security requests were denied, and a diplomat went on TV to explain it all — our current U.N. ambassador, after embassy bombings in 1998. 'What troubles me so much is the Benghazi attack in many ways echoes the attacks on both embassies in 1998, when Susan Rice was head of the African region for our State Department," Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Wednesday after two hours with our U.N. ambassador. "In both cases, the ambassador begged for additional security." In both cases, Susan Rice was involved more than she...
  • Suzanne Venker: The War On Men

    11/30/2012 4:17:23 PM PST · by drewh · 116 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published November 26, 2012
    Believe it or not, modern women want to get married. Trouble is, men don’t. The so-called dearth of good men (read: marriageable men) has been a hot subject in the media as of late. Much of the coverage has been in response to the fact that for the first time in history, women have become the majority of the U.S. workforce. They’re also getting most of the college degrees. The problem? This new phenomenon has changed the dance between men and women. Women aren’t women anymore. To say gender relations have changed dramatically is an understatement. Ever since the sexual...
  • George Zimmerman defense asks judge for original recording of interview with 'star witness'

    11/30/2012 4:16:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 30, 2012 | Jeff Weiner
    George Zimmerman's legal team has asked a judge to force an attorney for Trayvon Martin's family to turn over to the defense a recorded interview with the witness described as the teen's girlfriend. According to Benjamin Crump, an attorney representing Trayvon's family, the girlfriend was on the phone with 17-year-old Trayvon moments before he was shot by Zimmerman on Feb. 26. At issue is a recorded interview Crump conducted with the girl, identified in prosecution documents as Witness 8. Crump played a portion of his talk with Witness 8 at a press conference in late March. Crump has said that...
  • Community Outraged that Store Clerk Shot Man, Surveillance Video Tells Different Story (VIDEO)

    11/30/2012 4:08:45 PM PST · by marktwain · 37 replies
    guns.com ^ | 29 November, 2012 | dabneybailey
    Community members are up in arms in southeast Houston, demanding justice for a 21-year-old man who was shot by a store clerk during an altercation Monday night. What happened? The young man punched the clerk in the face. According to KHOU news, Alexander Calloway and his two cousins were trying to enter a gas station at 3:30 a.m., but the store was locked. The young men got into an argument with the clerk, Akrem Azzam, through the bulletproof exterior counter. Azzam eventually unlocked the door to speak with Calloway, which was admittedly unwise. Still, that’s no excuse for what happened...
  • White House opposes new Israeli settlement construction

    11/30/2012 4:07:19 PM PST · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    politico44 ^ | 11/30/12 | BYRON TAU
    The White House condemned Israel's decision to build more than 3,000 new settlements in the occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem. "We reiterate our longstanding opposition to settlements and East Jerusalem construction and announcements," National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said. "We believe these actions are counterproductive and make it harder to resume direct negotiations or achieve a two state solution. Direct negotiations remain our goal and we encourage all parties to take steps to make that easier to achieve," Vietor said.
  • What Is the Difference Between Islam and Islamism? ?

    11/30/2012 4:00:03 PM PST · by teflon9 · 24 replies
    George Mason University's History News Network ^ | September 8, 2003 | Melvin E. Matthews, Jr
    The term Islamism was coined to differentiate Islam as modern ideology from Islam as a faith. It became necessary to make this distinction after the Iranian revolution of 1979, which gave rise to the popular use of the term: "Islamic fundamentalism." The use of fundamentalism to describe Islam spread so fast that by 1990, the Concise Oxford English Dictionary defined fundamentalism as "the strict maintenance of traditional Protestant beliefs" and "the strict maintenance of ancient or fundamental doctrines of any religion, especially Islam." Ironically the more the media embraced Islamic fundamentalism as a term, the more scholars of Islam looked...
  • In 1929, Deflation Started In Europe Before Overtaking The U.S.

    11/30/2012 3:50:10 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies
    EWI ^ | 11-30-2012 | EWI
    In 1929, Deflation Started In Europe Before Overtaking The U.S. Economics / DeflationNov 30, 2012 - 05:23 AM By: EWI What Happens in Europe Will Not Stay in Europe More than 1,500 years after the fact, scholars still debate the causes of the Roman Empire's fall. What historians do agree on is that the crumbling empire's final days were marked by economic contraction, a struggle to fund Rome's routine affairs and excessive debt. Sound familiar? Mark Twain said, "History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme." That quote seems to apply when economically comparing the Roman Empire and the United...
  • Calif., Ariz. Border Towns Have Nation’s Highest Unemployment: Over 28%

    11/30/2012 3:46:05 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | Nov. 29, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The metropolitan areas of Yuma, Ariz., and El Centro, Calif., have the two highest unemployment rates in the country, according to data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the El Centro metropolitan area, the unemployment rate for October was 28.1 percent, said BLS. In the Yuma metropolitan area, it was 29.8 percent. The national unemployment rate in October was 7.9 percent.
  • Colin Kaepernick’s parents justifiably annoyed by hack article about their son’s tattoos

    11/30/2012 3:45:05 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 73 replies
    sports.yahoo.com ^ | 11/30/12 | Doug Farrar
    Before we get into this, we'd like to apologize in advance, because we're about to give you a link to perhaps the worst article in the history of sports. ...and Whitley's article, which went up on Thursday, is as asbestos-y as anything you'll ever read. A brief example: "San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick is going to be a big-time NFL quarterback. That must make the guys in San Quentin happy. "Approximately 98.7 percent of the inmates at California's state prison have tattoos. I don't know that as fact, but I've watched enough "Lockup" to know it's close to accurate. "I'm also...
  • Let's ALL Celebrate Anti-Islamophobia Month.

    11/30/2012 3:44:50 PM PST · by DanMiller · 14 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 30, 2012 | Dan Miller
    It's the Multicultural way! How could we possibly go wrong?We must recognize that Islam is our friend, not our enemy, and apologize for our shameful misconduct toward members of the highly regarded Religion of True Peace. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKerbOi_mrI?feature=player_detailpage] Video linkHere's a not very different view: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfJ6FpabknY?feature=player_detailpage] Video linkColonel Allen West has some similar ideas. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CVK4c2qu3M?feature=player_popout] Video linkColonel West is just an absurd old White militaristic Uncle Tom with an irrational hatred of Islam. A vile Islamophobe, he says nothing worth hearing and knows nothing worth knowing. He didn't even have enough common sense to stay happily on the...
  • Hamas Reminder: Our Goal is Israel's Destruction

    11/30/2012 3:39:59 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 7 replies
    Virtual Jerusalem ^ | 11/30/2012
    While Hamas welcomed a UN vote to recognize "Palestine" on Thursday, on the same day it issued a statement rejecting the UN's famous Resolution 181, in which the world body voted in favor of a plan to recognize two states in what was then British Mandatory Palestine - one Arab, and one Jewish. The Arab world rejected the plan and attacked the fledgling Jewish state - an approach which led to Israel growing in size, while Egypt and Jordan seized the rest of the land in the former British mandate. Hamas' Thursday statement indicated that its approach to the "problem"...
  • It’s Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing / Wine Making Thread #23 November 30, 2012

    11/30/2012 3:35:54 PM PST · by Red_Devil 232 · 24 replies
    Free Republic | 11-30-2012 | Red_Devil 232
    Good afternoon/evening FReepers. Yep, it is Beer Thirty Time Once Again!Happiness is a bubbling airlock! And a Cold Brew Irish Stout Yum! Good evening/afternoon brewers and winemakers. I bottled the Irish Stout that I started about 4 weeks ago this week. I would like to try a Blueberry Wine soon. I think I will make just one gallon to start. What will I need? I will be using frozen whole Blueberries. A recipe for one gallon of must would be nice. Any help out there with what additives I will need and how much? I have a dry Champagne yeast to...
  • New HIV cases still on the rise in Sask. (Saskatchewan)

    11/30/2012 3:33:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    starphoenix ^ | 11.30.2012 | Star Phoenix
    REGINA — The latest HIV statistics have been released and although there has been an eight-per-cent increase of new cases in the province these latest numbers represent a seven-per-cent drop when compared to 2009 rates. “We recognize HIV is a serious issue for Saskatchewan, and we’re committed to reducing the HIV incidence in our province and improving the quality of life for people living with HIV,” Dustin Duncan, minister of health, at the All Nations Hope AIDS Network HIV Conference. “We are into the third year of implementing the provincial HIV Strategy and we have made significant progress on a...
  • CBS Radio Building Hit By Gunfire

    11/30/2012 3:27:20 PM PST · by usconservative · 46 replies
    CBS Radio Dallas Fort Worth ^ | Nov, 30th, 2012 | Ryan Crowe & L.P. Phillips, CBSDFW.com
    CBS Radio hit by gunfire. (Story at Link.)
  • Report: Extending Jobless Benefits Creates Jobs (Congressional Budget Office)

    11/30/2012 3:26:39 PM PST · by drewh · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 29, 2012 | By SAM HANANEL
    Extending the current level of long-term unemployment benefits for another year would add 300,000 jobs to the economy, according to a report from the Congressional Budget Office. The analysis released Wednesday from the nonpartisan office estimates that keeping jobless benefits would cost the government $30 billion. But it would also lead to more spending by the unemployed, boosting demand for goods and services and creating new jobs. Federal long-term unemployment benefits are set to expire on Dec. 29 for more than 2 million workers unless Congress approves an extension. Democrats have called for reauthorization of extended benefits, but Republicans generally...
  • Pelosi will try to force House vote to extend middle-class tax rates

    11/30/2012 3:22:58 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Nov. 30, 2012 | Chris Moody
    WASHINGTON—House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will try to force a vote on the House floor to extend current tax rates for the middle class next week if Republicans do not act, the California Democrat announced on Friday. During a press conference on Capitol Hill, Pelosi called on House Republicans, who control the chamber, to hold another floor vote on whether to extend current tax rates for individuals who earn $200,000 or less and families making $250,000 or less. If they don't, Pelosi vowed to file a "discharge petition" that would force a vote if 218 House members sign it, which...
  • White House opposed new Iran sanctions

    11/30/2012 3:18:44 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    foreignpolicy.com ^ | Friday, November 30, 2012 - 3:15 PM | Josh Rogin
    The White House announced its opposition to a new round of Iran sanctions that the Senate unanimously approved Friday, in the latest instance of Congress pushing for more aggressive punitive measures on Iran than the administration deems prudent. On Thursday, Sens. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) introduced the amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which the Senate passed 94-0. The new legislative language would blacklist Iran's energy, port, shipping, and shipbuilding sectors, while also placing new restrictions on Iran's ability to get insurance for all these industries. The legislation would also vastly expand U.S. support for human...
  • NEA Awards 832 Art Works Grants Totaling $23.3 million

    11/30/2012 3:17:53 PM PST · by Drango · 15 replies
    NEA ^ | 11/27/12
    Plus, 40 Creative Writing Fellowships totaling $1 million awarded to poets November 27, 2012 Contact: Victoria Hutter 202.682.5570 hutterv@arts.gov Washington, DC -- National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced today that the NEA will award 832 grants totaling $23.3 million through its Art Works funding category. Not-for-profit arts organizations in 47 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will receive funding. The supported projects span 13 artistic disciplines and fields and focus primarily on the creation of work and presentation of both new and existing works for the benefit of American audiences. In addition, the...
  • Stevie Wonder cancels concert for Israeli group

    11/30/2012 3:11:48 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 30, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stevie Wonder is calling off a concert for a group that raises money for the Israeli military. Wonder had been scheduled to perform next week for Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, which raises money for Israeli soldiers and their families.
  • Do Conservatives Have to Fight Defense Cuts?

    11/30/2012 3:11:25 PM PST · by DontTreadFred · 32 replies
    www.donttread.com ^ | 11/30 | Fred
    Do you believe that conservatism requires spending more on defense? I am surprised that so many of my fellow conservatives believe that defense spending cuts are at odds with conservatism. I definitely think we need a strong defense: that is a conservative principle. But, we should definitely evaluate what level of spending is necessary to make a strong defense. We owe it to the men and women fighting our war in Afghanistan to give them the tools they need to fight, but I can't imagine that there is no waste in the defense budget. We owe our soldiers a duty...
  • Report: Security Clearances Revoked, Criminal Charges Pending For ATF Fast and Furious Officials

    11/30/2012 3:09:51 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11-30-2012 | Katie Pavlich
    November 30, 2012 Report: Security Clearances Revoked, Criminal Charges Pending For ATF Fast and Furious Officials Katie Pavlich Washington D.C. - According to credible ATF sources, officials heavily involved in Operation Fast and Furious and named as partially responsible for the program's failure by Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz and the House Oversight Committee have been stripped of their government security clearances while some have been fired, demoted, and transferred. Criminal charges are also reportedly pending. Former ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field Division Bill Newell, former ATF Special Agent in Charge of Operations in...
  • California Is About To Get Pummeled With Rivers Of Rain (Like, Not Since 1861)

    11/30/2012 3:04:06 PM PST · by blam · 73 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-30-2012 | Mark Fischetti, Scientific American
    California Is About To Get Pummeled With Rivers Of Rain Mark Fischetti, Scientific AmericanNovember 30, 2012An atmospheric river (thin yellow band) feeds torrential rain into northern California on Nov. 30. Northern California is experiencing the first days of what weather forecasters are warning will be a long series of torrential rainstorms that could cause serious flooding across the northern one-third of the state. The relentless storms are being driven by a feature in the atmosphere you have probably never heard of: an atmospheric river. Oh, and another atmospheric river created the worst flooding since the 1960s in western England and...
  • Mark Levin,Ray Charles Friday,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,November 30,2012

    11/30/2012 3:03:34 PM PST · by Biggirl · 63 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | November 30,2012 | Mark 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
  • What the Pope Really Said About Christmas

    11/30/2012 3:00:48 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    First Things ^ | November 30, 2012 | Kevin M. Clarke
    The Pope’s new book, Infancy Narratives, was released on November 21. The day’s headline of the Daily Mail? “Killjoy Pope crushes Christmas nativity traditions: New Jesus book reveals there were no donkeys beside crib, no lowing oxen and definitely no carols.” CNN’s online story followed suit. The New York Daily News repeated the claim about the animals, adding not that the pope agreed with some historians on an earlier dating of the birth of Christ but that “the Christian calendar has Jesus’ birth year wrong, Pope Benedict XVI claims in a new book.” But those who have read Pope Benedict...
  • A Reminder by Spurgeon

    11/30/2012 2:59:17 PM PST · by madmominct · 2 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | 11/28/2012 | madmominct
    "Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels." Revelation 12:7 War always will rage between the two great sovereignties until one or other be crushed. Peace between good and evil is an impossibility; the very pretence of it would, in fact, be the triumph of the powers of darkness. Michael will always fight; his holy soul is vexed with sin, and will not endure it. Jesus will always be the dragon's foe, and that not in a quiet sense, but actively, vigorously, with full determination to exterminate evil. All his servants, whether angels...
  • Gas tanker Ob River attempts first winter Arctic crossing

    11/30/2012 2:55:34 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | November 25, 2012 | Matt McGrath
    A large tanker carrying liquified natural gas (LNG) is set to become the first ship of its type to sail across the Arctic. The carrier, Ob River, left Norway in November and has sailed north of Russia on its way to Japan. The specially equipped tanker is due to arrive in early December and will shave 20 days off the journey. The owners say that changing climate conditions and a volatile gas market make the Arctic transit profitable. Long-term preparationBuilt in 2007 with a strengthened hull, the Ob River can carry up to 150,000 cubic metres of gas. The tanker...
  • The Word of God is a Person Not Merely a Text

    11/30/2012 2:54:44 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | November 29, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Many people think of the Word of God as an “it” when in fact, the Word of God is a person, Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh. Jesus did not come merely to give us information and exhortation. He came to give us his very self. He is the “Word made Flesh.”In the Post Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Verbum Domini, Pope Benedict writes:[There is a] statement made by the author of the Letter to the Hebrews: “In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets; but in these last days he has spoken to us...
  • Introducing the 'Obama-fish'

    11/30/2012 2:47:57 PM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    http://news.mongabay.com ^ | 11-30-2012 | Staff
    Scientists have named five newly discovered fish after former and current U.S. political leaders, including President Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, and Teddy Roosevelt, reports the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute and Scientific American. The fish were formerly described earlier this month in the journal the Bulletin of the Alabama Museum of Natural History. The fish are all species of darter, a group that is found widely in the United States. The species were identified after research on the Speckled Darter (Etheostoma stigmaeum) concluded that it could be divided into nine separate species, five of which are now...
  • Son's woes weigh heavily on the Rev. Jesse Jackson

    11/30/2012 2:43:03 PM PST · by South40 · 43 replies
    AP (Yahoo) ^ | 11/30/2012 | SOPHIA TAREEN
    CHICAGO (AP) — At 71, the Rev. Jesse Jackson still keeps a hectic schedule and speaks widely on all kinds of civil rights issues. But he struggles when addressing one thing: the son and political heir who abandoned his congressional seat last week because of mental health problems and two federal investigations. The elder Jackson says his heart "burns" over the woes of his oldest child.
  • On TCM Sunday: Ronald Reagan in "She's Working Her Way Through College"

    11/30/2012 2:39:49 PM PST · by opineapple · 4 replies
    Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 8:00 AM (ET) Starring Ronald Reagan, Virginia Mayo, Gene Nelson A burlesque queen goes to college, charms a professor and livens up the class play. Comedy/Musical 1952 TCM: She's Working Her Way Through College
  • Vatican blasts media coverage of pope’s latest book

    11/30/2012 2:38:42 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 29, 2012 | Alessandro Speciale
    VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Thursday (Nov. 29) blasted the press for focusing too narrowly on whether animals were present when Jesus was born, saying media coverage of Pope Benedict XVI’s new book on Jesus’ childhood missed the book’s key message.Writing on the front page of L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s semiofficial newspaper, Spanish theologian Jose Maria Gil Tamayo labeled the “media confusion” as another “symptom” of the “widespread and silent marginalization of God” in contemporary society.Benedict’s third book on the life of Jesus, “Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives,” hit bookstores worldwide on Nov. 21 with an initial print...
  • Russia reports 12% rise in HIV - 200 new cases a day

    11/30/2012 2:37:05 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 11.30.2012 | BBC
    The number of HIV cases in Russia was 12% higher in the first six months of 2012 than in the same period last year, government health experts say. Official data shows that in the first 10 months, 703,781 Russians had the virus, of whom 90,396 died. In nearly 60% of new cases, drug injection using dirty needles was the cause of infection. Meanwhile, worldwide, the number of new infections in adults has stayed broadly stable for the past four years. The executive director of the UN's HIV/Aids agency, Michel Sidibe, told BBC News last week that Russia was among a...
  • Ice Age warmth wiped out lemmings, study finds (other Democratics moved in)

    11/30/2012 2:28:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/26/12 | Michelle Warwicker
    Ice Age warmth wiped out lemmings, study findsBy Michelle Warwicker BBC Nature 26 November 2012 Last updated at 22:07 Lemmings became "regionally extinct" five times due to rapid climate change during the last Ice Age, scientists have found. **SNIP** Instead the tests revealed that genetically distinct populations of lemmings were "present at different points in time" during the Late Pleistocene, 11,700 to around 126,000 years ago, meaning that the lemming population had been wiped out multiple times and then re-colonised some time after, possibly from populations in eastern Europe or Russia. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the...
  • San Francisco Woman Live Tweets As She Hits Alleged Thief With Bear Spray, Chases Him

    11/30/2012 2:25:41 PM PST · by FreedomPoster · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 30, 2012 | COLLEEN CURRY
    A San Francisco woman took crime fighting into her own hands this week when she doused a potential thief with bear spray and delivered him into the handcuffs of police while live-tweeting the whole incident. Photographer Sonya Yu began tweeting about the intruder Tuesday morning, saying that the suspect had been plaguing the neighborhood with thefts of deliveries. "He's the one that's been rampantly stealing packages in our neighborhood. I put out a bait package today & will be quietly working," she tweeted. "My bear spray, bokken, & I are still not intimidated," Yu tweeted. "He's back & strong apparently....
  • (Cops & Robbers Agree!) California Police Wish Gun Owners Would Just Comply with Robbers

    11/30/2012 2:24:58 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 147 replies
    GUNS.com ^ | 11/27/2012 | dabneybailey
    California Police Wish Gun Owners Would Just Comply with Robbers If a couple of thugs break into your place of business and point a gun in your face, then you would be perfectly justified in opening fire on them, right? Well, maybe not. San Jose police are giving one gun owner a stern tsk-tsk after she defended her property from a pair of armed thieves. According to ABC Local 7 News, a pair of thieves wearing masks and hooded sweatshirts burst into a San Jose jewelry store at 10:15 a.m. on Monday. At least one of the would-be thieves was...