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  • Video: Egyptian women protest Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo

    12/01/2012 9:18:53 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 1, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    streets of Cairo have remained flooded with protestors ever since Mohamed Morsi issued decrees that “temporarily” maki him a dictator — or as some say, a pharaoh. Morsi pledged to end his decrees as soon as Egypt votes on the constitution drafted by his Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist allies, but that has not slowed down opposition. CNN reports this morning that women flooded into Tahrir Square to protest both Morsi and his Islamist allies, and pledge to remain until Morsi cancels the plebiscite on his draft constitution and his decrees Expect Morsi to approve the plebiscite today, though, because by...
  • Pressure mounting on Obama over pipeline decision

    12/01/2012 8:55:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 1, 2012 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    President Barack Obama faces mounting pressure on a decision he had put off during his re-election campaign: whether to approve the $7 billion proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline between the U.S. and Canada. ........................Estimates for how many jobs the pipeline would create range from a few thousand up to 20,000 or more. At 36 inches in diameter, the pipeline will have an initial capacity of 700,000 barrels a day. That's significant, because demand for oil and gas pipelines is expected to surge over the next four years, according to a November report by The Freedonia Group, a market research firm....
  • Kansas City Chiefs’ Jovan Belcher kills girlfriend, then self

    12/01/2012 8:54:51 AM PST · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 106 replies
    Helmet2Helmet ^ | December 1, 2012 | Zack Kelberman
    Just horrific news out of Kansas City this morning. According to multiple reports, Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, and then drove to the team’s facility and killed himself. The team confirmed the incident in a statement. “We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning. We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation.” The 25-year-old Belcher, who started 10 games this season, reportedly fired the first gunshots around 8 a.m., and then drove to the facility a short time later. Making matters worse, Belcher and his girlfriend had a baby less than...
  • US-Based Trans-Pacific Failure by President

    12/01/2012 8:53:50 AM PST · by edcoil · 8 replies
    LATIMES ^ | 12/01/2012 | La time Reporter
    President Barack Obama attended the November summit to sell a US-based Trans-Pacific Partnership excluding China. He didn't. The American led-partnership became a party to which no-one came. It is symptomatic of the national condition of the United States that the worst humiliation ever suffered by it as a nation, and by a US president personally, passed almost without comment last week. I refer to the November 20 announcement at a summit meeting in Phnom Penh that 15 Asian nations, comprising half the world's population, would form a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership excluding the United States. Instead, the Association of Southeast...
  • Doctors look to Congress as Medicare fee decrease looms

    12/01/2012 8:53:04 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 28 replies
    The Connecticut Mirror ^ | November 30, 2012 | Ana Radelat
    Washington -- Unless Congress acts soon, the New Year will bring plenty of misery for Connecticut's doctors. On Dec. 31, a temporary measure known as the "doc fix" will expire, resulting in a 30 percent decrease in fees to all doctors who treat patients through Medicare, the government-run health program for the elderly, and active and retired members of the military who are covered under the government's TRICARE program. "This would basically result in a collapse of our ability to provide care," said John Foley, a cardiologist in Norwich and president of the Connecticut State Medical Society. Foley said that...
  • Obama & Hank Johnson Want to Eliminate the First Amendment!

    12/01/2012 8:41:10 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-1-2012 | MOTUS
    I understand that crazy old Uncle Hank Johnson is at it again. No, he hasn’t predicted that Manhattan will fall into the ocean or anything like that. That was Guam, and it was a long time ago.This time he just thinks we need to pass a constitutional amendment that places limits on freedom of speech.Constitutional amendment!?! When an Executive Order would suffice? Isn’t that a bit of overkill? Don’t be concerned though,for now he’s only talking about corporate speech:   “We need a constitutional amendment that would allow the legislature to control the so-called free speech rights of corporations,” Because “corporations...
  • North Korea Says Its Archaeologists Discovered A 'Unicorn Lair'

    12/01/2012 8:32:07 AM PST · by teflon9 · 33 replies
    NPR ^ | November 30, 2012 | Eyder Peralta
    It's not the first time we've heard fantastical news from North Korea's state news agency. And if you thought the "peculiar natural wonders" would be buried along with the Dear Leader, my were you mistaken. Today, the Korean Central News Agency said that archaeologists from the History Institute of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea "reconfirmed" the "lair of a unicorn" that was ridden by King Tongmyong. Via the Japan-based Korean News Agency, which distributes KCNA news, here's a bit more of the breaking development: "The lair is located 200 meters from the Yongmyong Temple in Moran Hill in Pyongyang...
  • Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium on lockdown after 2 shootings, (by KC Chiefs Player) reports say

    12/01/2012 8:09:06 AM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 1, 2012
    DEVELOPING: Arrowhead Stadium, the home of the Kansas City Chiefs, was placed on lockdown early Saturday morning after local reports of two shootings at the stadium.
  • Breaking News - Murder/Suicide involving unnamed Kansas City Chief football player

    12/01/2012 8:06:12 AM PST · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    There has been a report of a murder-suicide involving the Kansas City Chiefs. Various reports indicate a player shot and killed his girlfriend this morning about 8am local time, then drove to the Arrowhead stadium facility and committed suicide. No details regarding the player's identity has been ascertained.
  • Latest on Bradley Manning

    12/01/2012 8:01:39 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | December 1st, 2012 | Jim Emerson
    The latest cause-celeb of the American-hating liberals, Pfc. Bradley Manning’s defense team is making a half-baked effort on a plea deal on lesser charges. In the deal Pfc. Manning will admit guilt for providing classified materials to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks. Manning is responsible for the largest leak of classified material in American History. Why The effort to plea to a minor charge is an attempt to dissuade prosecutors from perusing more serious charges against the alleged leaker. To help Manning avoid serving time, the defense team will most likely argue, that since he was mistreated during pre-trial lockup he...
  • Dog stays by missing boy’s side

    12/01/2012 7:59:09 AM PST · by Kartographer · 79 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/1/12 | Claudine Zap
    The spirit of Lassie is alive and well in a dog named Ashapoo. The trusty canine was always at the side of his owner's two-year-old grandson, Peyton. And that was a good thing when Peyton's grandfather turned his back for a minute as he was planning to take the boy on a trip on the family land in Clover, South Carolina, to find a Christmas tree. When he turned around, the energetic kid was gone. But so was Ashapoo. By the time Peyton's parents showed up to join the hunt for their missing son on the 300 acres of woods,...
  • More than 100 rifles stolen from Atlanta train car

    12/01/2012 7:50:50 AM PST · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/1/12 | JEFF MARTIN
    <p>Federal authorities were hunting Friday for more than 100 rifles stolen from a boxcar parked in an Atlanta train yard.</p>
  • CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER TO ENTER RACE FOR JESSE JACKSON JR.'S SEAT

    12/01/2012 7:39:18 AM PST · by grimalkin · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/1/2012 | REBEL PUNDIT
    Former Congressman Mel Reynolds, who resigned in disgrace from the Illinois 2nd Congressional District after being convicted of having sex with an underage campaign worker, wants his old seat back. Reynolds announced at a press conference on Wednesday that he would join the avalanche of Democrat candidates jumping in line for a chance at picking up the coveted 2nd district seat, now vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., in the upcoming special election.
  • 6 dead, 11 wounded across city overnight

    12/01/2012 7:27:17 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 1, 2012 | Peter Nickeas
    Four people were shot and killed Friday night and Saturday morning, and a fifth person who may have been dead for days or weeks was found with gunshot wounds. In addition to the shootings, a man was stabbed to death on the Southwest Side about 12:45 a.m. Saturday. At least 11 others were wounded by gunfire in shootings from the Uptown neighborhood on the north to the Chatham neighborhood on the south, police said.
  • Atheists Need Their Own Christmas

    12/01/2012 7:23:12 AM PST · by Raebie · 44 replies
    Thought Catalogue ^ | November 29, 2012 | Brad Pike
    Long have atheists cried foul when plastic baby Jesus was placed in front of a courthouse, when public schools cultishly indoctrinated their children with choir songs about silent nights involving baby Jesus, when animated holiday specials suddenly transitioned into stories about the adorable baby Jesus and how three kings gave him expensive jewelry, and he turned milk to chocolate milk and started talking at 6 months instead of the usual 12 to 14 and tested well in placement evaluations, etc., and so forth. Atheists deserve a holiday free from problematic religious associations (or as atheists call it, Insidious Mind Poison),...
  • Bus hits Miami airport overpass; 1 dead

    12/01/2012 7:18:01 AM PST · by Doogle · 13 replies
    AP via FOX ^ | 12/01/12 | AP via FOX
  • Obama's Re-Election Mandate: Guess Whose Money He's Targeting Next?

    12/01/2012 7:11:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | Rachel Alexander
    Many Americans didn't bother to vote in the past presidential election, some out of apathy or a belief that the election would hardly affect them. They are in for a rude awakening now that Obama has won re-election. His Santa Claus false promises are unsustainable, so there are going to be few winners and a lot of losers as he redistributes wealth. Obama ran on a platform of making the rich “pay their fair share of taxes,” but raising taxes on the wealthy will only fund the federal government for eight days a year. In order to even partially keep...
  • CBS Radio Building Hit By Gunfire

    12/01/2012 7:10:28 AM PST · by SF Geo · 25 replies
    cbs dfw .com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Ryan Crowe, Andrea Lucai & L.P. Phillips
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Shots ring out as someone opens fire on a Dallas office building, and a window belonging to NewsRadio 1080 KRLD is hit. The bullets went through the outside panes of glass on two floors of the 12-story CBS Radio building off Central Expressway at Fitzhugh Avenue. One of the windows hit belongs to KRLD promotions director Matt Stacks, who was startled by the sound about 3:15 Friday afternoon. Stacks initially thought a bird hit the 5th floor window. “I just heard a loud boom. I turned around and looked at my window and noticed it started splintering...
  • Google Android Crushing Apple iPhone In U.S.

    12/01/2012 7:08:48 AM PST · by shove_it · 73 replies
    IBD ^ | 30 Nov 2012 | Patrick Seitz
    Apple's (AAPL) iPhone gets more media attention, but smartphones running Google's (GOOG) Android operating system are beating it in the marketplace. Android was the top U.S. smartphone platform in the third quarter, with a three-month average market share of 53.6%, up 1.4 percentage points from Q2, research firm ComScore reported Friday. Apple's iPhone platform added 0.9 percentage point to 34.3% smartphone market share in Q3. Research In Motion's (RIMM) BlackBerry, Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows and Symbian all lost share...
  • Legislators, aides and FBI take threats seriously

    12/01/2012 7:05:18 AM PST · by SF Geo · 5 replies
    www.thedaily.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Daniel Libit
    The number of FBI investigations into threats against members of Congress spiked in the wake of former Rep. Gabby Giffords’ shooting, according to documents obtained by The Daily. In the nine months following Jared Lee Loughner’s murderous rampage, the FBI opened up at least 38 cases based on threats against specific members of Congress, as well as a handful of generic threats against unnamed members. This was a notable increase from the previous year, when the bureau opened 26 cases over a 12-month span, according to FBI documents. A 2010 analysis by Politico found that investigations into threats against members...