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  • Police investigate vandalism to 3 religious statues (decapitated) at Catholic shrine in Portland

    12/01/2012 1:40:39 PM PST · by NYer · 28 replies
    The Republic ^ | December 1, 2012
    PORTLAND, Oregon — Police in Portland say a maximum $1,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest in the case of Italian marble religious statues damaged at a Catholic shrine and botanical garden.Sgt. Pete Simpson says three statues were damaged this week, with the heads removed.Police recovered one of the statue heads Friday after a passer-by called to say it was perched on a post at the west end of the 62-acre site popularly known as The Grotto. That head belonged to a statue of the Virgin Mary.Still missing are heads belonging to statues of St. Joseph...
  • H.S. Principal Violated Policy by Making Boys Hold Hands

    12/01/2012 1:22:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 30, 2012 | Penny Starr
    The principal of at a high school in Mesa, Arizona violated policy when he required two boys who were fighting to hold hands in front of other students, according to a report on azcentral.com. Tim Richard, principal at Westwood High School, has not been reprimanded but has met with Mesa Public School officials, who advised him not to speak to the media about the incident, according to the article posted on Friday. …
  • Undocumented students and supporters hold vigil at University of Oklahoma

    12/01/2012 1:13:36 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 34 replies
    NewsOK.com ^ | November 28, 2012 | Silas Allen
    NORMAN — Deisy Escalera considers Oklahoma her home. She graduated from high school here, goes to college here and pays taxes here. But in some respects, Escalera isn't American — at least, not on paper. “I consider myself an American,” she said. “I was not born here, but I consider myself an American.” Escalera, 23, came to the United States illegally from Mexico with her mother when she was 6 years old. Today, she's one of 25 undocumented students at the University of Oklahoma. Several of those undocumented students and their supporters gathered on OU's South Oval Tuesday evening to...
  • U.S. Moves Toward Recognizing Syria’s Opposition

    12/01/2012 1:13:36 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 29, 2012 | By MICHAEL R. GORDON and MARK LANDLER
    Bryan Denton for The New York Times Rebels in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, in August. The opposition to the Syrian government is developing a political structureWASHINGTON — The United States is moving toward recognizing the Syrian opposition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people as soon as it fully develops its political structure, American officials said Thursday. A decision to recognize the group could be announced at a so-called Friends of Syria meeting that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to attend in Morocco on Dec. 12. It is the most immediate decision facing the Obama administration...
  • California StormWatch thread: December 1st thru ? , 2012 (Phase #3 or is it #4 approaches)

    12/01/2012 1:12:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies
    Wunderground.com ^ | 12/1/12 | Severe Weather -Wunderground.com
    Whip out your web site links and get ready for Phase #3 or is it #4 as it comes ashore, the hills are soggy.. the sandbags are ready.. Twenty days out from the Mayan calendar scenario.. got life jackets?
  • Pelosi Won’t Defend First Amendment Rights of Historic San Francisco Catholic Hospital

    12/01/2012 1:04:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 30, 2012 | Matt Cover
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who is Catholic, indicated on Friday that she supports forcing St. Mary’s Medical Center, the oldest continuously operating hospital in her San Francisco-based congressional district, to provide health plans to its workers that cover sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs free of charge even though the Catholic faith says this Catholic hospital may not do so because these things are intrinsically immoral. “We are committed to furthering the healing ministry of Jesus,” says the hospital's mission statement. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius—who, like Pelosi, is Catholic—issued the sterilization-contraception-abortifacient mandate as a regulation under...
  • Some House Republicans bending on anti-tax stance

    12/01/2012 12:58:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:51pm EST | Rachelle Younglai and Kim Dixon
    A growing number of Republicans in the House of Representatives—including a handful of Tea Party-backed conservatives—are signaling greater flexibility than their leaders to reach a “fiscal cliff” deal with President Barack Obama. They are not buckling on demands to slash spending or agreeing with Obama’s exact proposals to avert across-the-board tax hikes and spending cuts set to start on January 1. But unlike House Speaker John Boehner, they suggest they would be open to higher tax rates on wealthy Americans as part of a broader deal to slash deficits.Obama is hoping to appeal to more potential renegades to get a...
  • Casper Police Release Official Statement on Facebook

    12/01/2012 12:52:41 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    K2Radio ^ | 12/1/12 | Tom McCarthy
    Casper College Incident -snip- Investigation has revealed that Chris Krumm stabbed Heidi Arnold to death at the residence on Hawthorne prior to driving to Casper College where he carried a compound bow and two knives, covered by a blanket, into the Wold Physical Science building. Once inside, he stepped into Professor Krumm’s classroom and shot his father in the head with an arrow, knocking him to the ground. Despite being mortally wounded, James Krumm got up and fought with his attacker enabling the students in the room to escape unharmed; an incredible act of courage and heroism to say the...
  • Second Seal: World War 3 (For your discernment)

    12/01/2012 12:49:39 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    TheWarningSecondComing.com ^ | Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 @ 03:10 am | Maria from Jesus
    Second Seal: World War 3 Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 @ 03:10 am   My dearest beloved daughter I must inform you that a Third World War is about to unfold in the world My tears flow this morning as you can see.*The Second Seal is about to unfold as foretold to John the Evangelist in the Book of Revelation.It will start in Europe.Your banking system will be the cause and Germany, once again, will be involved in this tragedy as it was on the last two occasions.When it commences much will be over saving the economy and catastrophe will affect...
  • Special Report Panel on Intervention in Syria-- Nov 30, 2012 -- FOXNEWS Video

    12/01/2012 12:49:29 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard Blog ^ | Nov 30, 2012
    Steve Hayes, with A.B. Stoddard and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News:
  • Yes, God does Bless us Financially – I’m Proof

    12/01/2012 12:47:12 PM PST · by InHisService · 109 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 12-1-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    I received a letter from The Social Security administration; they had made some kind of mistake in calculating the benefits due to my daughter and I. They had corrected the mistake, and had deposited over $1,800 into my checking account.
  • 'Terror in School': Hasbara Meets 21st Century

    12/01/2012 12:39:57 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    A new animated video by Israeli animation firm "The Scratch Group" explains the complex situation Israel is in, with regard to Arab terror from Gaza – and it does so, arguably, better than all of the official spokesmen combined. In under three minutes, the talented team conveys the frustrating dilemmas Israel faces in its asymmetric war against a terror state that has the world on its side. Commentators are divided with regard to the success of Operation Pillar of Defense, but there is general agreement that Israel's effort in the field of hasbara – or national public relations and information...
  • Op-Ed: Have Israel and Islamists Joined Forces Against Iran?

    12/01/2012 12:31:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/12/12 | Ted Belman
    Have Israel and the Islamists joined forces against Iran? According to DEBKA the answer is yes. But do we believe DEBKA? On Nov 23rd DEBKA reported Obama’s pledge of US troops to Sinai next week won Israel’s nod for ceasefire....it will be a great victory for PM Netanyahu and Israel. But if that is true, why hasn’t Netanyahu mentioned it in concrete terms and why has no one corroborated the report. The article explains: “When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Jerusalem from Bangkok Tuesday, she tried assuring Netanyahu that President Obama had decided to accelerate the construction of...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: NIMROD, 12-01-12

    12/01/2012 12:29:05 PM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 12-01-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):NIMROD A descendant of Noah and son of Cush. He is impressively described in Genesis as ' the first potentate on earth" and "a mighty hunter in the eyes of Yahweh." Several Babylonian cities are mentioned as being "in his empire" (Genesis 10:8-10). These phrases, brought together, seem to indicate that he was a prominent military leader respected by neighboring peoples. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Obama Slaps States That Don't Comply With Obamacare

    12/01/2012 12:26:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 149 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 01 Dec 2012 01:42 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald and Martin Gould
    Residents of states that refuse to set up health insurance exchanges under Obamacare are set to be hit with higher premiums under new rules announced by the Health and Human Services Department. Insurance companies will be charged 3.5 percent of any premiums they sell through the federal exchanges, the department announced Friday. And insurers are likely to pass that surcharge on to clients, leaading to higher premiums. The only states to be affected are those that refuse to set up their own exchanges because of opposition to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. They are almost certain to be...
  • MTV to debut 'Buckwild' in 'Jersey Shore' slot on Jan. 3 -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

    12/01/2012 12:25:06 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    Inside TV ^ | Saturday, December 1, 2012 | Dan Snierson
    BUCKWILDIn just a few weeks, it will be time to pack up the beach towels, tanning oils, and tanning oils and say goodbye to Jersey Shore for good. How will you fill your Thursday nights at 10 p.m.? MTV is hoping to hit pay dirt (mud?) several hundred miles southwest of New Jersey with Buckwild, a new reality series about nine young-adult friends in small-town West Virginia who say they are living by the motto, “Whatever happens, happens.” And what seems to be happening is a lot of riding down hills inside giant tires, driving trucks dangerously through mud, tearing...
  • Could Obamacare Go the Way of McCain-Feingold?

    12/01/2012 12:18:43 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11.30.12 | DAVID CATRON
    The "Affordable Care Act" might die a death of a thousand legal cuts. Last June, upon learning that the Supreme Court had ruled Obamacare's individual mandate constitutional, many observers were forced to concur with the Dickens character who opined, "If the law supposes that… the law is an ass." Yet, the increasing number of anti-PPACA lawsuits that have been receiving serious attention from the courts suggests that the legal system may not be as irrational as it seemed when Chief Justice John Roberts began braying from the bench on June 28. If this seems Pollyannaish, consider the fate of McCain-Feingold....
  • Conservative Leaders Threaten to Oppose GOPers Who Cave on Cliff

    12/01/2012 12:18:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 01 Dec 2012 10:55 AM | Stephen Feller
    The leaders of 45 conservative and religious groups co-signed an open letter to Republican members of Congress urging them to resist compromise with Democrats that “would be a disaster for conservative principles.” They warn that any who cave in to Democratic demands on fiscal cliff negotiations will face strong primary opposition at the next election. “Let us … remind you that a great many potent conservative organizations and millions of conservative and liberty-loving voters do not believe in the divine right of incumbents to be re-nominated,” says the letter written by Liberty Institute president Morton Blackwell, in his capacity with...
  • ObamaCare Fallout: Walmart Ends Insurance For New Hires

    12/01/2012 12:14:56 PM PST · by george76 · 125 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Dec 2012 | John Nolte
    And so the government takeover of our health care system begins: Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, plans to begin denying health insurance to newly hired employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week.. ... By making the fine for not providing health care cheaper than providing health care, this was always the plan: to encourage employers to send us to the government. Remember how Obama's big ObamaCare sell was, "You get to keep the health insurance you have"? It was all a lie, a hustle, a con, a ruse…
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    12/01/2012 12:09:17 PM PST · by Irish Rose · 13 replies
    December 1, 2012 | Irish Rose
    Then I said, “For how long, O Lord?” And he answered: “Until the cities lie ruined and without inhabitant, until the houses are left deserted and the fields ruined and ravaged, until the LORD has sent everyone far away and the land is utterly forsaken. And though a tenth remains in the land, it will again be laid waste. But as the terebinth and oak leave stumps when they are cut down, so the holy seed will be the stump in the land.” (Isaiah 6:11-13)
  • Deepwater Horizon oil spill 'cleanup' made toxicity worse, study finds

    12/01/2012 12:08:43 PM PST · by waus · 13 replies
    Natural News ^ | 12-1-12 | David Gutierrez
    The cleanup technique used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico actually made the spilled oil more than 50 times more toxic than doing nothing, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Mexico. The findings were published in the journal Environmental Pollution.
  • The Biggest Lesson the GOP Should Learn from the Election

    12/01/2012 12:07:46 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 101 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-1-2012 | Frank J. Fleming
    December 1, 2012 The Biggest Lesson the GOP Should Learn from the Election Frank Fleming So what lessons should Republicans learn from the 2012 election? I don’t think anyone other than me has thought to ask this question, as Republicans tend not to be very analytical. But I think the answer is pretty obvious when you look at the failure of their presidential candidate this year and the one in 2008: Republicans need to stop nominating right-wing extremists like John McCain and Mitt Romney. Obviously, the two most recent Republican presidential candidates were far too extreme to the right to...
  • Feline 999: The...cat who can sense when her [owner's] heart is about to stop and raises the alarm

    12/01/2012 12:04:44 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 11 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 28 November 2012
    A schoolgirl who suffers from a potentially deadly heart condition believes her beloved pet cat is responsible for saving her life. Maria Gillon, 13, suffers dozens of crippling chest pain attacks which stop her moving or talking due to ventricular tachycardia, which more than doubles her heart rate. She is often at risk of her heart stopping and is particularly vulnerable while sleeping in her room alone at night. But Maria and her family are convinced her life has been saved several times by her black cat Perla, who recognises her attacks and nibbles the toes of her mother Adele,...
  • Three Reported Missing After Animal Rights Activists Take "War on Leather" to Motorcycle Gang Rally

    12/01/2012 11:56:12 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    The Spoof ^ | Jan 30, 2010 | Fuzzy Duffy Rating:
    Try to read this without laughing out loud… H/T Mike Hoy What a wonderful coming together of two diverse groups! We need more gatherings where the idiot activists are given warm, moist, aromatic welcomes like this one. This is why PETA usually protests women wearing fur rather than bikers wearing leather. Sounds to me like the old saying, “you mess with the bull, and you get the horns”. Gee, I guess these characters thought that Bikers where going to be politically correct like the rest of the wimpy world.
  • More white, Indian youth want to leave South Africa: survey

    12/01/2012 11:53:21 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies
    Times Live ^ | November 21, 2012
    The number of white and Indian South African youth wishing to leave the country has increased, a survey by Pondering Panda revealed on Wednesday. Spokeswoman Shirley Wakefield said 2606 respondents aged between 18 and 34 participated in the survey, where they were asked if they wanted to live in the country for good or if they wished to live in another country. "Fifty-six percent of whites, and 53% of Indians expressed the desire to emigrate, far higher than black respondents with 33%, and coloureds at 43%," said Wakefield in a statement. The company said the overall number of youths who...
  • Eligibility challenge returns to haunt Florida

    12/01/2012 11:50:51 AM PST · by wesagain · 24 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 1, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    A lawsuit challenging Barack Obama’s presence on the 2012 presidential election ballot because of questions over his constitutional eligibility that was thrown out by a judge who earlier determined it wasn’t timely has returned to haunt election officials in the state with a request that the Obama victory results be quashed. “Defendant Barack Hussein Obama is a direct threat to the safety and security of the United States, and its Constitution, which plaintiff must protect and defend by oath,” according to the complaint, which was delivered to Secretary of State Ken Detzner today. The case earlier this year was dismissed...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... December, 2012

    12/01/2012 11:43:25 AM PST · by JustAmy · 968 replies
    12-1-2012 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • MIT develops miniature shape-shifting robots

    12/01/2012 11:41:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    DVice.com ^ | 12:32PM on Nov 30, 2012 | Adario Strange
    Toy robots that can fold into different configurations are fairly common, but these simplistic devices are a far cry from the dream of real-life Transformers. Now a group at MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms has created a robot that could point the way toward the real thing. Developed by lab director Neil Gershenfeld, visiting scientist Ara Knaian, and graduate student Kenneth Cheung, the Milli-Motein is a reconfigurable robot that can be programmed to fold itself into a number of different shapes. …
  • Killings of white farmers highlight toxic apartheid legacy in South Africa

    12/01/2012 11:41:11 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | Friday, November 30, 2012
    ERMELO, South Africa -- In a country cursed by one of the world's highest murder rates, being a white farmer makes a violent death an even higher risk. Whether attacks have been motivated by race or robbery, a rising death rate from rural homicides is drawing attention to the lack of change on South Africa's farms nearly two decades after the end of apartheid -- and to the tensions burgeoning over enduring racial inequality. Some of South Africa's predominantly white commercial farmers go as far as to brand the farm killings a genocide. 'Potentially explosive' issue On the other side...
  • U.S. Condemns Israel's Decision to Approve Construction

    12/01/2012 11:22:17 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/11/12 | Elad Benari
    The White House on Friday condemned Israel's decision to build 3,000 new homes in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria as "counterproductive" and said it would make resuming peace talks harder. Abbas' move at the United Nations has" buried the Oslo Accords" according to various political figures and that is why talks are not on the agenda. The move to be "recognized" as a state, although symbolic, was made without agreed upon borders or a declaration of peace and is essentially a hostile step. Abbas ignored the US government's request that he refrain from doing so and the automatic pro-PA vote in...
  • For Susan Rice Benghazi Was Kenya 1998 Deja Vu - Embassies Bombed, Americans Died

    12/01/2012 11:13:54 AM PST · by raptor22 · 4 replies
    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...
  • Who Killed KPOJ? (Portland OR lib radio)

    12/01/2012 11:10:11 AM PST · by MovementConservative · 45 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | 11/28/12 | Aaron Mesh
    Many see a right-wing conspiracy in the death of Portland’s commercial progressive talk-radio station. But Bain didn’t act alone.Carl Wolfson’s last show on KPOJ-AM 620 sounded like victory. For the past six years, Wolfson, a former standup comedian, hosted a three-hour morning drive-time show that had turned into a radio clubhouse for Portland liberals. Wolfson—laser-fast with a quip and constantly in defense of Democrats—spent the weeks before the Nov. 6 election boosting liberal candidates and puncturing Mitt Romney. “Romney has zero foreign-policy experience,” Wolfson liked to say during the campaign. “He was asked about the Middle East, and his only...
  • Syria rebels build momentum with tactical successes

    12/01/2012 11:04:29 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 27 November 2012 Last updated at 07:44 ET
    Opposition supporters hope rebel-held areas will become fully "liberated"Over the past month, rebel forces in Syria have enjoyed tactical successes which analysts say demonstrate their growing ability to challenge the government's military dominance.The rebels have displayed military strength and organisation in capturing several major military bases, seizing weaponry, disrupting supply lines, and forcing the military to pull back.Capturing military bases It is unclear how many government bases the rebels have overrun since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011, mostly because they have rarely attempted to hold them because of the risk of retaliatory air strikes...
  • Ford recalls Fusion and Escape due to spontaneous engine combustion

    12/01/2012 10:55:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    SlashGear ^ | Dec 1st 2012 | Brittany Hillen
    The Ford Motor Company has been forced to recall over 70,000 Ford Escapes and nearly 16,000 2013 Ford Fusions due to an issue with overheating that may cause the cars’ engines to catch on fire. The recall is only for select models that were sold in Canada and the United States. This comes after several other recalls Ford has had in the recent past. The recall is for Fusion SEL and SE models with the 1.6 liter engine, and the Escape SEL and SE models. Other Fusions and Escapes aren’t included. This is due to drivers reporting that their engines...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - Over the Cliff

    12/01/2012 10:54:03 AM PST · by arthurus · 7 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 01 December 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Republicans are playing into the hands of the enemy by emphasizing the fiscal cliff negotiations. There is very little to negotiate here. Obama, fresh off a stolen election, carved out over the bodies of hurricane victims, is daring Republicans to say no to him. And a dispirited Republican establishment is still feeling beaten and too willing to give in. There are two scenarios here. Either Obama is bluffing or he isn't. And it doesn't really matter which one is correct. The crisis is being exploited with nonsense about fixing the giant hole in the economy created by Obama, by raising...
  • First same-sex marriage being celebrated Saturday at West Point’s Cadet Chapel

    12/01/2012 10:51:03 AM PST · by NYer · 131 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 1, 2012
    <p>The first same-sex marriage at West Point’s Cadet Chapel will be celebrated Saturday – when a military veteran and her partner exchange vows roughly one year after President Obama ended the military policy banning openly gay people from serving in the military.</p>
  • Electronic deer deterrent could prevent over 1 million accidents each year

    12/01/2012 10:48:45 AM PST · by ColdOne · 82 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/27/12 | foxnews
    A new device could stop over one million automobile accidents each year, its inventor claims. Deer Deter is an automated electronic system designed to keep wild deer and other large animals from running into oncoming traffic in the dark of night. Using a combination of light and sound, it literally stops the animals in their tracks as cars pass by.
  • Egypt’s Islamists rally in support of President Morsi

    12/01/2012 10:34:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 1, 2012, 9:51 a.m. | Jeffrey Fleishman
    Islamists rallied Saturday to support President Mohamed Morsi in battling what they see as a conspiracy by loyalists from the deposed regime of Hosni Mubarak to instigate anti-government protests and disrupt Egypt’s political transition. The Muslim Brotherhood and ultraconservative Islamists marched in a counterdemonstration to a week-old protest across the Nile in Tahrir Square by opposition groups challenging Morsi’s expanded powers. Islamists back the president for his religious ideology but say Morsi’s central aim is to rid state institutions of decades of corruption left by Mubarak. … Many of the tens of thousands of Islamists at the rally showed contempt...
  • CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN!

    12/01/2012 10:32:00 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    While I'm perfectly aware that The Guess Who are the same bunch of leftist hosers from the Great White North that wrote the very anti-American 'American Woman', I'm going to forgive them for now because I love this tune so much, and they showed American icon 'Wolfman Jack' respect... Kinda hard for me to hate The Guess Who since I'm a lifelong BTO fan/seen 'em live: after all, two Guess Who members went on to found the band that evolved into Bachmann Turner Overdrive by 1973... The Guess Who: Clap for the Wolfman (1971) [YouTube] Video/more at Reaganite Republican...
  • President's Laughable Fiscal Plan Called “Will of the People”

    12/01/2012 10:22:53 AM PST · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Dec 2012 | John Semmens
    So-called negotiations to avert going over the “fiscal cliff” got off to an unpromising start when Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's presentation of President Obama's “plan” generated audible laughter from GOP leaders. The plan calls for a tax increase of $1.6 trillion and elimination of the limits on federal government debt. In exchange for these concessions the President offers to consider whether some sort of entitlement reform might be undertaken at an unspecified future date if he deems it warranted. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) quickly labeled the plan “ludicrous” and “irresponsible,” likening it to “a demand from a drug...
  • Chicago Pile 70 years tomorrow Dec 2.

    12/01/2012 10:18:37 AM PST · by AdmSmith · 33 replies
    Argonne National Lab ^ | 9 jul 2012 | Staff
    On December 2, 1942, 49 scientists, led by Enrico Fermi, made history when Chicago Pile 1 (CP-1) went critical and produced the world's first self-sustaining, controlled nuclear chain reaction.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Northern Mercury

    12/01/2012 10:10:52 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    NASA ^ | December 01, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Innermost planet Mercurywould probably not be a good location for an interplanetary winter olympics. But new results based on data from the Mercury orbitingMESSENGER spacecraft indicate that it does have substantial water icein permanently shadowed regions within craters near its north pole. The possibility of ice on Mercury has been entertained for years, inspired by the discovery of radar bright, hence highly reflective, regions near the north pole. Highlighted in yellow in this map based on projected MESSENGER images, radar bright regions are seen to correspond with floors and walls of north polar impact craters. Farther from the pole...
  • ObamaCare: a law which the feds never intended implementing by themselves

    12/01/2012 10:07:26 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/01/2012 | Doug Book
    The signature power grab of the left may be the “law of the land” as conceded by ever conciliatory House Speaker John Boehner, but getting the massively complex statute up and running will be far more difficult than getting it passed. When Democrats rammed ObamaCare through congress in 2010, their intent was to literally acquire the power of life and death over the American people, not create a workable healthcare plan. And this becomes increasingly apparent as the requirements of the 2700 page behemoth are gradually made known. Those who wrote the law believed that elected officials in the 50...
  • College Game Day Thread

    12/01/2012 10:04:52 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 30 replies
    fr football chat thread | freeatlanta
    TIME (ET) MATCHUP TV 12:00 PM No. 11 Oklahoma at TCU 12:00 PM No. 23 Oklahoma State at Baylor FX 12:00 PM UCF at Tulsa 2:30 PM Nicholls State at No. 15 Oregon State Pac-12 Network 2:30 PM Kansas at West Virginia 3:00 PM Middle Tennessee at Arkansas State 3:00 PM Louisiana-Lafayette at Florida Atlantic 3:30 PM No. 20 Boise State at Nevada 3:30 PM Cincinnati at Connecticut 4:00 PM No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 3 Georgia* CBS 4:00 PM New Mexico State at Texas State 7:00 PM Pittsburgh at South Florida 8:00 PM No. 18 Texas at No. 6...
  • Kindly Note the Impending Bankruptcy (Mark Steyn)

    12/01/2012 10:00:01 AM PST · by neverdem · 71 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 30, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    Previously on The Perils of Pauline: Last year, our plucky heroine, the wholesome apple-cheeked American republic, was trapped in an express elevator hurtling out of control toward the debt ceiling. Would she crash into it? Or would she make some miraculous escape? Yes! At the very last minute of her white-knuckle thrill ride to her rendezvous with destiny, she was rescued by Congress’s decision to set up . . . a Super Committee! Those who can, do. Those who can’t, form a committee. Those who really can’t, form a Super Committee — and then put John Kerry on it for...
  • Trayvon Martin Case Whoopsie – Scheme Team MEGA-Fail: “Dee Dee” is Keyser Soze – Motion to Compel

    12/01/2012 9:54:49 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 99 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 1, 2012 | Sundance
    Today the George Zimmerman defense team revealed a bombshell discovery. A discovery that will ultimately deconstruct the entire “persecution of George Zimmerman”, and lead to serious liability for Fraud against the Scheme Team and Malicious Prosecution against the State of Florida and Special Prosecutor Angela Corey. We have outlined on numerous occasions there was nothing existing on March 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 to law enforcement that would support an arrest of George Zimmerman. The best evidence we have is the testimony of George Zimmerman, and he says the decedent was the primary aggressor in the whole event,” –...
  • Tragedy of the Commons: Bubbles, China Nail Houses and US Public Housing

    12/01/2012 9:54:08 AM PST · by whitedog57
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/01/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    China seems to be on track to promote private housing in somewhat the same manner that the USA has done. China, like the USA, is suffering from “The Tragedy of the Commons” problem. Here is an excellent video about China’s property rights problems and housing. This story is an example of “The Tragedy of the Commons” coupled with government cronyism. The “Nail House” is an interesting phenomenon where property rights are not owned by the private market. Here is a Chinese “Nail House” sticking out like a nail in the middle of a highway. This truly boggles the mind. Then...
  • Should Republicans Take Obama Seriously Or Not?

    12/01/2012 9:47:53 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 19 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 12/01/12 | LD Jackson
    By now, we have all heard the rumor that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell laughed out loud when President Obama's Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner laid out his proposal for "solving" the issue of the fiscal cliff. From what I can gather about the proposal, it is certainly laughable. $50 billion in new spending, $1.6 trillion in tax hikes, and only promises of addressing spending in the future. And don't forget, Obama also wants to tie this all to an increase of the debt ceiling, as well as taking that authority from Congress and into his own hands. Oh, they would...
  • 'The [Medicare] Outlook Has Already Improved'

    12/01/2012 9:45:21 AM PST · by ksen · 27 replies
    The Economist's View ^ | 11/30/2012 | Laura D'Andrea Tyson
    Laura D’Andrea Tyson: ... The single most important factor behind the projected growth in federal spending is the growth in health care spending, driven primarily by the growth in Medicare spending per beneficiary. The outlook has already improved as a result of significant changes in the delivery and payment of health care services in the Affordable Care Act. As a result of these changes, growth in Medicare spending per enrollee is projected to slow to 3.1 percent a year during the next decade, about the same as the annual growth of nominal G.D.P. per capita and about two percentage points...
  • Colleges have free speech on the run

    12/01/2012 9:41:25 AM PST · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Published: November 30 | George Will
    In 2007, Keith John Sampson, a middle-aged student working his way through Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis as a janitor, was declared guilty of racial harassment. Without granting Sampson a hearing, the university administration — acting as prosecutor, judge and jury — convicted him of “openly reading [a] book related to a historically and racially abhorrent subject.” “Openly.” “Related to.” Good grief. The book, “Notre Dame vs. the Klan,” celebrated the 1924 defeat of the Ku Klux Klan in a fight with Notre Dame students. But some of Sampson’s co-workers disliked the book’s cover, which featured a black-and-white photograph of a...