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  • Romney internal polls mystery deepens after New Republic report

    12/01/2012 6:40:57 AM PST · by dirtboy · 110 replies
    Philly.com (Inquirer and Daily News) ^ | 11/30/2012 | Scott Bomboy
    It may take election experts years to unravel the mystery of why Mitt Romney was convinced he had won the 2012 presidential election, as a new report shows some skewed internal poll numbers, and explains Romneyís two trips to Pennsylvania. But at the same time, the article from The New Republicís Noam Scheiber shows inconsistencies with reports from November 5 and November 6 about the numbers that might have convinced Romney and his team that he had a good chance of beating President Obama in Ohio. Obamaís resounding win is starting to take on more of a resemblance to Harry...
  • 40 Years Ago This Month: Apollo 17

    12/01/2012 6:40:27 AM PST · by chimera · 43 replies
    various (NASA, Wiki, et al.) | 12/1/2012 | chimera
    The final flight of any manned space project is special, and on that score the Apollo 17 mission, which began 40 years ago this month, did not disappoint. The final lunar landing mission was a fitting capstone to what was arguably the greatest technological achievement of human history, a tour de force of scientific discovery and engineering virtuosity that has never been duplicated. In this sense, it could reasonably be concluded that NASA saved the best for last. The flight of Apollo 17 was not planned to be the final lunar landing mission. The original Apollo program schedule included missions...
  • Dancing Chihuahua

    12/01/2012 6:39:51 AM PST · by navysealdad · 16 replies
    My chihuahua Sloopy, after our thanksgiving meal started dancing for the plate of turkey on the counter! He kept dancing so I put on some Miami Sound Machine and let him get busy
  • The Crisis of American Self-Government

    12/01/2012 6:30:07 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    online.wsj.com ^ | 11/30/2012 | SOHRAB AHMARI
    'We have now an American political party and a European one. Not all Americans who vote for the European party want to become Europeans. But it doesn't matter because that's what they're voting for. They're voting for dependency, for lack of ambition, and for insolvency." Few have thought as hard, or as much, about how democracies can preserve individual liberty and national virtue as the eminent political scientist Harvey Mansfield. When it comes to assessing the state of the American experiment in self-government today, his diagnosis is grim, and he has never been one to mince words. Mr. Mansfield sat...
  • 20 Observations About Human Nature That Liberals Would Probably Disagree With

    12/01/2012 6:25:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | John Hawkins
    1) Working hard, being self-reliant and taking responsibility for your own life are good for you and will make you much happier than having too much leisure time, being overly dependent and giving others responsibility for your life. 2) The more a behavior is rewarded with attention, fame, sympathy or money, the more of it we'll see. We recognize this almost instinctively when it comes to good behaviors, but we also tend to almost habitually block it out when it comes to behaviors we don't want to encourage. 3) There's nothing shameful about being poor -- but, if you stay...
  • US Army cutting civilian jobs in Europe

    12/01/2012 6:18:59 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies
    sacbee.com ^ | Nov. 30, 2012 | Associated Press
    The Pentagon is in the process of eliminating two heavy armored brigades based in Germany. That will leave two U.S. Army combat brigades permanently stationed in Europe, one in Germany and one in Italy.
  • EPA tells judge it will impose stricter water pollution standards on Florida

    12/01/2012 6:15:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | December 1, 2012 | Craig Pittman
    ........Late Friday night, the EPA said in a news release that it had approved the state rules for part of the state's waterways, but would still impose the federal rules for the rest. According to David Guest of Earthjustice, that means the state rules cover only 15 percent while the new federal rules cover 85 percent ó about 100,000 miles of waterways. State DEP officials said they were disappointed the EPA would impose federal rules on any part of the state and vowed to "work with them to craft solutions" to put the state in charge of all pollution rules....
  • Merry Christmas: This Tax Increase is for You, America

    12/01/2012 6:14:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | John Ransom
    Letís cut right to the end of the story: Ordinary people have already tumbled off the precipice. There will be no dramatic rescue at the height of the tension, with crashing, ominous music turning to a sunshine ditty, a government handout straining to reach you, to save you from tumbling over the lip of the cliff. Instead the government is going to intentionally bump into you, making it look like an accident, head turned away, mumbling an apology, much like a pick-pocket does in a crowd, with the object to lift your wallet.†††† †So, yes; however much they deny it,...
  • Good Actors in Horribly Miscast Roles

    12/01/2012 6:09:35 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 205 replies
    Self | December 1, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    Even good actors sometimes get horribly miscast in the wrong roles. The case most often cited is this first one in which John Wayne played an odd role for him...a Mongol warrior. John Wayne: Miscast as Genghis Khan in "The Conqueror," the Duke had to utter lines like: "My blood says, take this Tartar woman." Susan Hayward: Co-starring as the tartar woman love interest in "The Conqueror." Yeah, an Irish chick from Brooklyn as a Tartar woman on the Asian steppes. The closest thing about Hayward to a tartar is that she had a tart tongue. Chuck Connors: Tall, blond,...
  • We Are Living in a 2% World

    12/01/2012 6:01:14 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 7 replies
    Minyanville ^ | Nov 30, 2012 3:07 pm | Professor Pinch
    No matter what we do, no matter how often we do it, above trend GDP growth isn't happening. Over the past few days we got the latest gross domestic product figures for the third quarter and we saw that GDP grew at a 2.7% seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR). The first estimate came out in October and had growth pegged at 2% SAAR. This clip from the Bureau of Economic Analysis' press release tells us why: The "second" estimate of the third-quarter percent change in GDP is 0.7 percentage point, or $21.9 billion, more than the advance estimate issued last...
  • Obama toilet paper leads to Pompano firefighter's termination (FL)

    12/01/2012 5:59:00 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 41 replies
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Tonya Alanez
    Placing toilet paper imprinted with President Barack Obama's face in a fire station has led to a firefighter's termination and he had until 5 p.m. Friday to turn in his badge. It was Clint Pierce's third instance of posting political paraphernalia on city property and a violation of a direct order to cease and desist from such behavior, according to city records. "It was clearly a case of insubordination," city spokeswoman Sandra King said Friday. "He had a similar situation of posting political messages on city property and he was given a free pass at that time and told to...
  • Is it now time to go Galt?

    12/01/2012 5:52:49 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 62 replies
    Tea Party Nation. ^ | 12/1/12 | Judson Phillips
    Going Galt has a nice ring to it. Most people do not know what going Galt really means. Like so many expressions we have today, it can mean any number of things. How about a going Galt strategy that will generate results? What does going Galt mean and how would the strategy work? Going Galt is generally meant that those of us who are producers in society simply refuse to produce any more. Without producers, the economy will collapse. After all, without the producers, who is going to make what the takers want? Going Galt is actually something the left...
  • "Liberty, Equality, Homosexuality?"

    12/01/2012 5:48:55 AM PST · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    TFP ^ | 11/28/2012 | Luiz Sťrgio Solimeo
    The French Revolution of 1789 was based on the ideological philosophy of the Enlightenment summarized in the famous trilogy, ďLiberty, Equality, Fraternity.Ē By imposing full equality on society, the advocates of this philosophy sought to bring about complete freedom and an idyllic brotherhood among men. The Guillotineís ďFraternityĒ As is well known, the immediate effects of that equality were the execution of King Louis XVI, his sister Princess Elizabeth and Queen Marie Antoinette; thousands of nobles were guillotined; clergy were persecuted and massacred or had to go underground. The peasants of the Vendee who rose up in defense of altar...
  • Teacher plays pro-gay Ďmarriageí song for 8th grade class

    12/01/2012 5:38:30 AM PST · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Nov 30, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    SOUTH LYONS, MI, November 30, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) Ė A Michigan performing arts teacher is defending her decision to play a song promoting same-sex ďmarriageĒ to her eighth grade class. (Susan Johnson says she was teaching tolerance.) Susan Johnson played the hip-hop song ďSame LoveĒ by Macklemore to students at Centennial Middle School in South Lyon, in the Detroit area. ďThe right wing conservatives think itís a decision, and you can be cured with some treatment and religion,Ē its lyrics state. ďA certificate on paper ainít gonna change everything, but itís a damn good place to start.Ē In a refrain, a...
  • The ObamaCare fiscal cliff (ĎYou Want To Go Forward, You Put It In D.í)

    12/01/2012 5:36:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11/30/12 | John Hayward
    The ObamaCare fiscal cliffBy: John Hayward 11/30/2012 02:34 PM While weíre busy listening to President Obama demand a $1.6 trillion tax increase on some people as the price for disarming part of a $1.2 trillion tax bomb aimed at other people, letís not forget that heís already detonated a $1.058 trillion tax warhead on all of us: ObamaCare. As the House Ways and Means Committee noted last summer, in the wake of the Supreme Court decision upholding ObamaCare, it contains 21 distinct tax increases, ďa dozen of which target Americans earning less than $200,000 per year for singles or $250,000...
  • Update to prayer needed for trussell

    12/01/2012 5:22:08 AM PST · by trussell · 41 replies
    My heart and head | 12/01/2012 | trussell
    As suggested, since so many freepers have been praying, I am sharing this in the open forum. So many freepers have been praying for meÖfor my back issues and my work issues. I finally have an update. I had my surgery on November 14th. I had a job interview on the 7th of November and my surgery for my back one week later. I was hired for the job but with all the background checks etcÖit was going to be the 3rd of December before the position could start. I have had home health nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists...
  • Stirrings of Secession

    12/01/2012 5:21:08 AM PST · by IbJensen · 89 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/29/2012 | Pat Buchanan
    "When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another ..." So begins the Declaration of Independence of the 13 colonies from the king and country to which they had given allegiance since the settlers first came to Jamestown and Plymouth Rock. The declaration was signed by 56 angry old white guys who had had enough of what the Cousins were doing to them. In seceding from the mother country, these patriots put their lives, fortunes and honor on the line. Four score and five years...
  • Egyptians fear long Muslim Brotherhood rule, warn Morsi is no friend of US

    12/01/2012 5:20:20 AM PST · by John W · 26 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | Richard Engel
    Protesters are shouting on bullhorns again in Cairo's Tahrir Square, outraged that an extremist interpretation of Islam is being forced down their throats by a president who critics say is acting every part the tyrant. The era of the Muslim Brotherhood appears to have arrived. President Obama has hailed the Brotherhood's President Mohammed Morsi as a pragmatist who helped end the Gaza crisis. Egyptians here think the Brotherhood has conned Washington, just like it conned them.
  • I Was Scammed by a Homeless Person... and Other Stories

    12/01/2012 5:13:46 AM PST · by LoveUSA · 125 replies
    Personal Experience | LoveUSA
    Just yesterday I was leaving the food store with my 83 year old mother in my car when we encountered an old woman holding a piece of cardboard that said "homeless" (quotes were included). This old woman made eye contact with me and her scraggly gray hair, her worn clothing, and her pathetic help me expression really stirred up my sympathy. When I stopped at the stop sign near where the begging woman was standing I said to my mother, "Let's give her some something, it's Christmas". We came up with a five dollar bill and my mother waved it...
  • Madison Avenue's Moral Madness

    12/01/2012 5:06:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Angus T. Jones told the truth. In a religious video posted on YouTube, the former child actor who's the "half" man of the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men" shocked the celebrity press by saying "I don't want to be on it. Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth." Calling this show "filth" is like calling your Christmas tree an evergreen. Yet about 14 million Americans still love filling their head with this filthy show, and they don't want to be told what they're doing. It doesn't surprise, then, that the pundits have turned on...
  • Teenage Werewolves

    12/01/2012 4:57:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    Back in the 1950s, "Little Joe Cartwright" starred in a movie called "I Was a Teenage Werewolf." That's right, after seeing a full moon, Michael Landon ran around a public high school foaming at the mouth and pretty much out of control. Since there was little difference between his behavior and that of the normal students, he got away with it for two semesters. As I watched the film, I remember thinking that it was going to be tough for Landon to get into college with that on his resume. But then the 1960s happened, so that was that. This...
  • My Plan to Avoid the Fiscal Cliff

    12/01/2012 4:57:43 AM PST · by deaconjim · 13 replies
    My View of The World ^ | December 1, 2012 | James P. Willis
    President Obama just sent Mrs. Geithner's little boy Timmy out to insult the GOP with his LSD inspired plan to avoid the so-called 'fiscal cliff', so I thought I would offer up my own plan since the Republicans don't seem to feel the need. My plan consists of two parts, one for raising taxes, and the other for entitlement reform. 1. Taxes The President is bound and determined to "raise taxes on the rich", despite the fact that doing so will a. not do anything to address the deficit problem, and b. hurt the economy thus reducing tax revenue coming...
  • Weekly/biweekly Michigan legislative activism thread

    12/01/2012 4:55:42 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 31 replies
    Michiganvotes.org ^ | 12/01/12 | Cripplecreek
    November 30, 2012 Weekly Roll Call Report Senate Bill 1360, Extend deadline on school employee pension reform choices: Passed 26 to 12 in the Senate To extend from October 26, 2012 to January 9, 2013, the deadline for public school employees to choose whether to contribute more toward the cost of their defined benefit pensions or else accept a slightly less generous benefit calculation formula, as required by a recently-passed pension reform law. Senate Bill 909, Create Detroit regional mass transit authority: Passed 24 to 14 in the Senate To create a new Detroit area regional transportation authority covering Macomb,...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (12/1/12)[Prayer]

    12/01/2012 4:52:45 AM PST · by left that other site · 19 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/1/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey¬ÖThe Names of God in The Scriptures The LORD God (YHVH Elohim, The Sovereign LORD(NIV) ◊Ē÷ł◊ź÷Ķ◊ú ◊ú÷ł◊†◊ē÷ľ, ◊ź÷Ķ◊ú ◊ú÷į◊ě◊ē÷Ļ◊©◊Ā÷ł◊Ę◊ē÷Ļ◊™: ◊ē÷į◊ú÷Ķ◊ô◊Ē◊ē÷ī◊Ē ◊ź÷≤◊ď÷Ļ◊†÷ł◊ô¬Ė◊ú÷∑◊ě÷ľ÷ł◊ē÷∂◊™, ◊™÷ľ÷Ļ◊¶÷ł◊ź◊ē÷Ļ◊™ Psalm 68:20, God is unto us a God of deliverances; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues of death.
  • Kiss Your Bill Of Rights Goodbye

    12/01/2012 4:51:57 AM PST · by IbJensen · 31 replies
    Conservative News Daily ^ | November 27, 2012 | Tony Adlkins
    In December of 2011 on New Yearís Eve, President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), declaring the entire United States a ďbattlefieldĒ and giving the U.S. government the right to detain an American citizen indefinitely and even assassinate them, if they are suspected of terrorismówithout due process. Then, in March of 2012, Obama signed the National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order (NDRP) that effectively declares peacetime martial law, giving the President authority over food and water, production, fuel, transportation, livestock and more if the government decides it is an emergency. Since September 11, 2001, the government...
  • GERMANS SLOW SOVIET ADVANCES; ALLIES DEEPEN BREACH IN TUNISIA (12/1/42)

    12/01/2012 4:24:53 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 6 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 12/1/42 | Frank L. Kluckhohn, Charles Hurd, Robert Trumbull, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Crony-Capitalist Obama Supporters to Keep Your Money FAR Away From this Holiday Shopping Season...

    12/01/2012 4:19:17 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 19 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Screw them, there's other places to shop Patriots can choose to spend their money WISELY, in a way that starves the Obama-enabling scum that have been helping to raze this country to the ground (while benefiting from it greatly themselves)... Obama operates his regime not unlike Mussolini's Fascist Italy: a crony-capitalist, 'corporatist' arrangement where the Big Boys of industry and media are mostly in bed with the Il Duce -General Electric being a prime example- and everybody sitting at the big, shiny table gets WELL taken care of at the expense of the little people, small business, and ANY...
  • Over the Cliff

    12/01/2012 4:16:07 AM PST · by expat1000 · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | November 30, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    OF FISCAL CLIFFS Here's how the game is played. No matter what happens with the fiscal cliff negotiations the Republicans will get blamed. There is no scenario, perhaps short of agreeing to Obama's proposal to give him the power to borrow unlimited amounts of money, raise taxes and do the same crap that got us into a sixteen trillion dollar hole to begin with, and then maybe appoint him king, that will change that. And even that brief moment of praise will last about six seconds. Republicans are playing into the hands of the enemy by emphasizing the fiscal...
  • POLITICS: Latino organizations not resting after election

    12/01/2012 3:46:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | November 30, 2012 | David Olson
    After a Nov. 6 election that saw unprecedented gains in Latino political power, Latino organizations already are organizing voter-registration and citizenship drives aimed at increasing their influence further. Several groups are preparing to fan out to colleges, high schools and churches in coming months to register new voters. Citizenship workshops, including one in San Bernardino on Saturday, Dec. 1, aim to turn legal permanent residents into voter-eligible citizens. ďThe Latino vote really fulfilled its potential this past election in a way it hadnít done before,Ē said Arnulfo De La Cruz, California director for Mi Familia Vota, a six-state voter-registration campaign...
  • Obamaís Now Borrowed More Than All Presidents from Washington to W

    12/01/2012 3:37:15 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 66 replies
    <p>At the close of business on Jan. 20, 2009, when President Barack Obama was inaugurated, the national debt stood at $10,626,877,048,913.08, according to the Treasury. At the close of business this Thursday, it stood at $16,323,083,449,604.98.</p> <p>That means the debt has increased $5,696,206,400,691.90 during Obamaís presidency.</p>
  • Pakistani Brothers Arrested in Florida for Plotting to Obtain & Use Weapon...

    12/01/2012 3:36:42 AM PST · by Cindy · 14 replies
    (AP) via THE BLAZE.com ^ | November 30, 2012 10:00 pm | n/a
    "Pakistani Brothers Arrested in Florida for Plotting to Obtain and Use Weapon of Mass Destruction Against Americans" SNIPPET: "MIAMI (AP) ó Two South Florida men of Pakistani descent have been charged with plotting to provide material support to terrorists and to use a weapon of mass destruction within the U.S., federal prosecutors said Friday. The men were identified as brothers Sheheryar Alam Qazi, 30, and 20-year-old Raees Alam Qazi. Both are naturalized U.S. citizens originally from Pakistan and both were arrested in the Fort Lauderdale area, prosecutors said."
  • House passes bill to cancel diversity visa lottery

    12/01/2012 3:32:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 30, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    The House voted Friday to cancel the annual diversity visa lottery and give those immigration visas to high-tech foreign-born who earn advanced degrees from American universities, as Republicans powered through their chamber the first major immigration bill since the election. The 245-139 vote was a test of the GOPís plan to tackle immigration piecemeal, and while the bill passed, the strong opposition from Democrats suggests that Republicansí strategy will face difficult hurdles. And while the chief selling point of the bill was to boost green cards given to science, technology, engineering and technology students, the bigger fight came over Republicansí...
  • SIBLING RIVALRY: Video shows twins fighting in the womb

    12/01/2012 2:00:33 AM PST · by onyx · 34 replies
    WTVR.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Erika Neddenien
    LONDON (WTVR) Ė Striking new MRI images show that for twins, sibling rivalry starts earlyĖeven before birth. Researchers in London were trying to find out more about a rare blood disease that can complicate the pregnancies for women carrying twins, when they captured video of what appears to be two fetuses pushing each other as they try to make more room. Researchers at Londonís Center for Fetal Care were studying a potentially deadly condition called twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. It only occurs in identical twins, when the blood supply from one flows into the other. It can cause one twin to...
  • Nigel Farage: Ukip is Now Britain's Third Party

    12/01/2012 1:12:45 AM PST · by expat1000 · 22 replies
    HitC Politics ^ | Nov 30, 2012 | Nicholas Watt
    The leader of Ukip, Nigel Farage, has claimed that his party has now displaced the Liberal Democrats as the "third force" in British politics after it performed strongly in three byelections. In the party's strongest showing in a Westminster byelection, Ukip secured 21.79% of the vote in Rotherham, claiming second place behind Labour, which won with 46.25%. The Lib Dems trailed in eighth place on 2.11%. Labour scored a hat-trick of comfortable victories in the three byelections held in its safe seats of Rotherham, Middlesbrough and Croydon North.
  • Virginia among 3 states to auction wind farm leases

    12/01/2012 1:06:42 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Virginia-Pilot via HamptonRoads.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | Scott Harper
    Virginia, Massachusetts and Rhode Island will be the first three states to sell leases for the right to develop offshore wind farms, U.S. government officials said Friday. The leases will be auctioned online, probably in the first half of 2013, according to the U.S. Department of the Interior, the federal agency overseeing the sales. The auctions will determine which energy company, utility or entrepreneur gets to build huge wind turbines and reap clean electricity from them in designated areas in the Atlantic Ocean. Costs are expected to be in the billions.No offshore wind farms exist today in the United States,...
  • After UN vote, Israel to approve 3,000 new housing units in Jerusalem and West Bank

    12/01/2012 12:47:58 AM PST · by Sheapdog · 8 replies
    After UN vote, Israel to approve 3,000 new housing units in Jerusalem and West Bank Official says building is in accordance with Israelís strategic interests map and says more construction planned in E1 area; Labor, Meretz criticize move By Ron Friedman November 30, 2012, 5:06 pm Updated: November 30, 2012, 7:47 pm 20 Email Print Share A Palestinian protester holds a placard in front of Israeli soldiers during a demonstration in the West Bank village of al-Masara near Bethlehem, marking the recognition of a sovereign Palestinian state by the United Nations. Friday Nov. 30 (photo credit: AP/Nasser Shiyoukhi) A Palestinian...
  • President Obama: Identifying priorities for a second-term Ďblack agendaí

    12/01/2012 12:37:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 29, 2012 | Rahiel Tesfamariam
    While President Obama has been a unifying force in the black community during his first term in office, his presidency has also fueled deep divisions among many African Americans. The presidentís first-term policies sparked heated debates among a host of well-known black intellectuals and political observers who argue that the president has ignored the issues of his most loyal base. These tensions will likely remain throughout Obamaís second term unless he quickly reverses course. Critics, such as Cornel West and Tavis Smiley, will likely continue to press Obama to address the needs of black America, while others will struggle to...
  • Grassroots Activists Launch pro-Rubio AmericaNeedsRubio.com

    12/01/2012 12:08:04 AM PST · by americaneedsrubio · 19 replies
    A group of Conservative grassroots activists have launched a new pro-Marco Rubio website dedicated to electing him president of the United States in 2016, 4 years before the elections take place. The Mission Statement states: The Republican Party needs a strong conservative leader to take our message to the American people of smaller government, a strong foreign policy, low taxes and a balanced budget. Our message is the right one, but it is being lost in the mist of a biased media and uninformed electorate. We do NOT have to moderate, we need to modernize and market. Market our ideas...
  • Conservative Grassroots Activists Launch pro-Rubio Site

    11/30/2012 11:59:09 PM PST · by StopDemocratsDotCom · 45 replies
    AmericaNeedsRubio.com ^ | 11-30-2012 | AmericaNeedsRubio.com
    A group of Conservative grassroots activists have launched a new pro-Marco Rubio website dedicated to electing him president of the United States in 2016, 4 years before the elections take place. The Mission Statement states: The Republican Party needs a strong conservative leader to take our message to the American people of smaller government, a strong foreign policy, low taxes and a balanced budget. Our message is the right one, but it is being lost in the mist of a biased media and uninformed electorate. We do NOT have to moderate, we need to modernize and market. Market our ideas...
  • Clinton calls on Israel to embrace moderate Palestinians, negotiations

    11/30/2012 11:51:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Haíaretz (sub) ^ | 04:46 01.12.12 (Dec. 1) | Natasha Mozgovaya
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned on Friday that without progress toward peace, Israel will be forced to choose between ¬ďpreserving democracy and the Jewish identity of the state.¬Ē ‚Äę Speaking at the Saban Forum 2012 at the Willard InterContinental in Washington D.C., Clinton rejected Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman¬ís pessimism concerning the Palestinian Authority's capability of governing its territory and bring about a lasting peace. ¬ďWith very little money, and no natural resources, they have accomplished quite a bit, building a security force that works every single day with the IDF (Israel Defense Forces). They have entrepreneurial successes. They...
  • U.S. Steel lays off McKeesport Tubular Operations workers (Over 100 in Pennsylvania)

    11/30/2012 11:44:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WTAE-TV ^ | November 30, 2012
    McKEESPORT, Pa. ó U.S. Steel is laying off more than 100 workers at its McKeesport Tubular Operations plant. Several people called WTAE Channel 4 Action News on Friday morning and said they got layoff notices. "As a result of business conditions, including the negative effect of the high level of tubular imports (many of which we believe to be unfairly traded), we are adjusting production at our McKeesport Tubular Operations. This adjustment in production will impact approximately 142 hourly employees...
  • Newt explains what the Republicans need to do to beat Obama

    11/30/2012 11:43:53 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 77 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 11/30/2012 | The Right Scoop via Fox News
    Forget last nightís interview. Newt was much better tonight on Hannity and laid out exactly what Republicans need to do and explained why they have much more power than they realize. The interview begins at the 4:00 mark.
  • Huge Powerball Payout Inspires ďIngeniousĒ Fiscal Idea

    11/30/2012 11:42:42 PM PST · by John Semmens · 32 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Dec 2012 | John Semmens
    The nearly $600 million payout to the two winners of this week's latest Powerball lottery drawing has inspired what Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner called ďan ingenious and painless way out of the government's chronic debt crisis.Ē Geithner's ďingenious and painlessĒ plan calls for the Federal Reserve to buy a minimum of $30 billion in Powerball tickets every week. ďOver the course of a year this would generate a minimum of $1.5 trillion in lottery winnings,Ē Geithner calculated. ďAs the holder of more than 99% of each week's outstanding tickets, the federal government would almost certainly win each week's jackpot. The...
  • "Casablanca" Piano Coming to NYC Auction

    11/30/2012 11:39:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    MyFoxNY ^ | Nov 27, 2012
    The piano used for the song "As Times Goes By" in the movie "Casablanca" is getting another turn at fame. The instrument is going up for sale at Sotheby's in New York on Dec. 14.
  • The Osama bin Laden Myth

    11/30/2012 11:37:02 PM PST · by Huskerfan44 · 23 replies
    Institute for Political Economy ^ | November 26, 2012 | The Osama bin Laden Myth
    The interview below with Osama bin Laden was conducted by the Karachi, Pakistan, daily newspaper, Ummat and published on September 28, 2001, 17 days after the alleged, but unsubstantiated, al Qaeda attack of September 11, 2001, on the World Trade Center twin towers and Pentagon. The interview was sensational. The alleged ďmastermindĒ of 9/11 said that he and al Qaeda had nothing to do with the 9/11 attack. The British Broadcasting Corporationís World Monitoring Service had the interview translated into English and made public on September 29, 2001. Osama bin Ladenís sensational denial was not reported by the US print...
  • Say Goodbye to the Stage Deli, a Midtown Staple Since 1937

    11/30/2012 11:34:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 30, 2012 | Florence Fabricant
    At midnight on Thursday, the Stage Deli, a landmark New York institution that got its start 75 years ago, closed its doors. ďItís a sad day for New York,Ē said Paul Zolenge, who has owned the deli, on Seventh Avenue near 54th Street, with Steve Auerbach for 26 years. ďWeíve been struggling to make it through these hard times.Ē Mr. Zolenge cited the cost of doing business in New York. The landlord erected scaffolding in front of the restaurant a year ago, he said, and even though it came down in September, ďwe lost a whole year.Ē The rent had...
  • 'Last Best Hope'

    11/30/2012 11:24:44 PM PST · by iowamark
    NY Times Disunion ^ | 11/30/2012 | Ted Widmer
    On Dec. 1, 1862, Abraham Lincoln submitted his second Annual Message to Congress... ďFellow-citizens, we can not escape history. We of this Congress and this Administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance or insignificance can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save the Union. The world knows we do know how to save it. We, even we...
  • Glen Campbell forgetful but in fine musical form - Concert review

    11/30/2012 11:21:11 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 16 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 11-28-12 | Tom Keough
    Mixed emotions were inevitable for fans of Glen Campbell during the legendary singer-guitaristís performance at the Paramount Tuesday night. One of the last concerts remaining on Campbellís long-running ďGoodbye Tour,Ē which the 76-year-old musician launched last year after announcing he suffers from Alzheimerís disease, the Seattle show underscored the beloved artistís strengths as a consummate crossover musician since the 1950s. At the same time, the ravages of Alzheimerís were very much in evidence. Campbell sometimes stared at teleprompters, singing displayed lyrics as if reading from a book. (Even so, he lost his way on occasion.) His stage patter rambled: At...
  • Why Wonít Morsi Back Down? Read His Resume

    11/30/2012 11:20:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The New Republic ^ | November 30, 2012 | Eric Trager
    From the moment that tens of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets to protest President Mohamed Morsiís power-grabbing constitutional declaration, western journalists largely assumed that Morsi would back down. From their vantage point, criticism of Morsiís move from within his own government, threats of judicial strikes, and the sheer magnitude of popular anger could force Morsi, in the words of The New York Times, ďto engage in the kind of give and take that democratic government requires.Ē So when Morsi met with judges on Monday evening and promised that his newly declared powers only applied to ill-defined ďacts of...
  • Drone crashes mount at civilian airports

    11/30/2012 11:02:45 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 30, 2012 | Craig Whitlock
    The U.S. Air Force drone, on a classified spy mission over the Indian Ocean, was destined for disaster from the start. An inexperienced military contractor in shorts and a T-shirt, flying by remote control from a trailer at Seychelles International Airport, committed blunder after blunder in six minutes on April 4. He sent the unarmed MQ-9 Reaper drone off without permission from the control tower. A minute later, he yanked the wrong lever at his console, killing the engine without realizing why. As he tried to make an emergency landing, he forgot to put down the wheels. The $8.9 million...