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  • Hugh Hefner Engaged to Crystal Harris Again

    12/02/2012 5:46:45 AM PST · by Perdogg · 44 replies
    Hugh Hefner and Cyrstal Harris are engaged… again. Harris famously called off their first engagement in 2011 but it looks like the Playboy and his former Playmate are ready to give love another chance. According to TMZ, Hefner and Harris are planning to get married at the Playboy Mansion on New Year's Eve.
  • Save a Life, Mr. President -- Deport Unlicensed Driver

    12/02/2012 5:28:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    On Nov. 16, 2010, an unlicensed driver named Roberto Galo took a left turn at Harrison and 16th streets and hit motorcyclist Drew Rosenberg. After Galo backed over Rosenberg's body, the law-school student died. A jury convicted Galo for manslaughter and driving without a license. After serving 43 days in jail, he was released on home detention. Don Rosenberg of Westlake Village -- in Los Angeles County -- blames San Francisco politics for his son's death. He also fears that the like-minded Obama administration will shield unlicensed drivers to the detriment of public safety -- and Washington isn't giving him...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(12/2/12)[Prayer]

    12/02/2012 5:28:06 AM PST · by left that other site · 20 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/2/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Desire of All NationsHaggai 2:7-9 7. and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,’ says the Lord of hosts. 8. ‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the Lord of hosts. 9. 'The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the Lord of hosts. ‘And in this place I will give peace,’ says the Lord of hosts.”
  • The vilest footballer in Britain

    12/02/2012 5:13:01 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies
    The Sun ^ | Dec 2 2012 | RYAN PARRY
    IT’S a photo that will enrage hard-working football fans across Britain. West Brom defender Liam Ridgewell, 28, squats over a toilet and wipes his backside with a wad of £20 notes. Scattered on the floor in front of him are dozens more £20 notes, totalling almost £1,000. The Premier League star, who earns at least £20,000 a week, is apparently using the cash instead of toilet roll. He claims the sick stunt was simply a “joke” to wind up a friend — but it will infuriate more than just his pal. Ridgewell’s weekly wage is equivalent to the average annual...
  • A Question for Israel About Their Messiah

    12/02/2012 5:10:34 AM PST · by kindred · 41 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | DJP I.F.
    Sadly today the sons of Israel are OBLIVIOUS to the promises made to Abraham and the world by Almighty G-d about the very One who would come in his line, his SEED (single)? G-d's promise to the whole world is found in Abraham , "In your SEED shall ALL nations be blessed" (Gen. 18:18, 22:18, 26:4, 28:14, Gal. 3:6-14)! That SEED is referring to the Lamb of G-d that TAKES AWAY the transgressions of the ENTIRE world (Isa. 9:6-7, 53, Dan. 9:26, Micah 5:2, Gal. 3:6-14). The Messiah of Israel IS Almighty G-d the Son (Ps. 110:1, Prov. 30:4, Isa....
  • Massive Anti-Obama Rally @ “Obama’s” Inauguration Day!!!

    12/02/2012 5:00:35 AM PST · by chrisnj · 131 replies
    obamaballotchallenge.com ^ | 12/1/2012 | GeorgeM
    Massive Anti-obama Rally on "Inauguration" day Whether it’s massive or not will depend on YOU. Since our officials and parties won’t fight, will YOU? We Have A Dream: 500,000+ Anti-Obama Activists Arrive In Washington D.C. During Obama’s Inauguration Ceremony … If you are unsatisfied with Obama’s reelection win and you further feel that he will ultimately destabilize America completely, then let us join together with bold Anti-Obama signs clearly stating our main grievances concerning unemployment, the economy, Benghazi, foreign policy matters, war status or whatever may perhaps be your main concern(s) on Inauguration Day, January 21, 2013 (Martin Luther King,...
  • How to get something out of Mass (Vanity)

    12/02/2012 4:57:40 AM PST · by God-fear-republican · 21 replies
    self | God-fearing-republican
    If we do not get anything out of the Mass or very little because we are blocking the benefits or Divine Grace by our head and our heart. BLOCKING WITH OUR HEAD: We block ourselves from receiving Grace derived from the Holy Mass due to our head. Some main reasons: we get distracted or preoccupied; we find fault in priestly celebrant, crying babies, Mass order, readings, and other people talking or disrespectful in Mass, and so on; we do not know the details of the Mass and their implications; we do not know why we celebrate Mass; we cannot hear...
  • Warren Buffett and the Corrupting of the American Soul

    12/02/2012 4:56:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2012 | Austin Hill
    “Bottom line…would raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans have a chilling effect on hiring?” It was Matt Lauer’s final interview question for his guest, on last Tuesday’s episode of NBC-TV’s “Today” show. “No,” the guest adamantly replied. “No… and I think it would have a great effect in terms of the morale of the middle class..” The guest was famed investor Warren Buffett, CEO of the Berkshire Hathaway holding company and a personal friend of President Obama (and by the way, did you know that Obama calls him, and not the other way around? Mr. Buffett would want you to...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 2 December 2012

    12/02/2012 4:47:54 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 129 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 2 December 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows December 2nd, 2012 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner; House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Geithner; Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn.; Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Geithner; Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.THIS WEEK (ABC): Geithner; Reps. Tom Cole, R-Okla., and Keith Ellison, D-Minn.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Geithner; Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Gov. Brian Schweitzer, D-Mont.
  • The Working Class and the Government Class

    12/02/2012 4:29:55 AM PST · by expat1000 · 14 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Dec 01, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Forget all the talk about whether we will or won't go over the fiscal cliff. We ourselves are the fiscal cliff and have been for some time now. The real fiscal cliff is not the point at which we run out of money, our credit rating sinks lower than Enron and or everyone is fighting over jars of cat food at Wal-Mart. The real fiscal cliff is when even the dumbest person in the country is no longer able to deny what the packs of robbers and thieves he appointed to steal for him have perpetrated for their own benefit...
  • Outrage: 'White/Jewish City Council Member Representing NYC?'

    12/02/2012 4:15:27 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/12/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    A candidate for a position on New York City’s 7th Council District said he opposed to the candidacy of his Jewish opponent, whom he referred to a “White/Jewish candidate”, because he was trying “to sneak into office like a thief in the night.” City Council hopeful Thomas Lopez-Pierre wrote an e-mail to the members of the Douglass Grant Democratic Club, stating his opposition to rival Mark Levine. The subject line of the e-mail: “A White/Jewish City Council Member representing Upper Manhattan?” In an interview with The Jewish Week, Lopez-Pierre, an African American, maintained, "I don’t hate Jews; I love black...
  • Post-Revolution Tunisians Return to Rioting

    12/02/2012 4:08:47 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/12/12 | Chana Yaar
    Nearly two years after the Jasmine Revolution brought down the government, Tunisians are still not satisfied, and renewed riots started last week over economic difficulties once again, sparking concerns over more Islamist unrest. The economic struggles that ignited the self-immolation of a despairing pushcart vendor set off what days later became known as the country's “Jasmine Revolution.” The decades-old regime of President Zine al Abidine Ben Ali was ousted by protesters in January 2011, setting off the region-wide Arab Spring uprisings. But in the final analysis, the country is still struggling. And Tunisians still take to the streets and clash...
  • Hillary: Israel Lacks 'Empathy,' 'Generosity' Toward Palestinians

    12/02/2012 4:02:47 AM PST · by ARGLOCKGUY · 50 replies
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has never been a friend to Israel. Today, speaking at the 2012 Saban Forum on US-Israel Relations, a liberal organization, she railed against Israel for supposed insensitivity, lack of empathy, and lack of generosity with regard to the Palestinians – even as the Palestinians unilaterally violated all agreements with Israel and attempted to declare statehood, and within days of Hamas firing rockets on Israeli population centers and bombing a bus. Here’s what she said: So, look, I’m not making excuses for the missed opportunities of the Israelis, or the lack of generosity, the lack of...
  • Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

    12/02/2012 3:52:55 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 02 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Best political humor from around the USA this week... More at Reaganite Republican... __________________________________________________ LMAObama
  • At Least Get the Big Lie Straight

    12/02/2012 3:45:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2012 | John Ransom
    Donjindra wrote: We're running huge deficits. Of course our tax bill will go up. It should go up. Do "conservatives" think there's a free-lunch? That money grows on trees? Apparently so. - Merry Christmas: This Tax Increase is for You, AmericaDear Comrade Jindra,OK, so now liberals are worried about the deficit? And you guys are lecturing the rest of us about fiscal responsibility and how money is created?Typical tough talk from a group that can’t even pass a budget, yet alone balance one.Here’s a good idea: Have your messiah present a plan to Congress that balances the budget, right now,...
  • The Real Root of Atheists' Anti-Christmas Rage

    12/02/2012 3:18:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2012 | Doug Giles
    Why do some atheists embarrass themselves year after year trying to eradicate Christmas from American culture? Why do they make themselves societal hemorrhoids during this hallowed season? Is it because they are crusaders for equality, secularism’s saviors and humanism’s heroes? I’m sure that’s what they tell themselves when they’re pouting on their couches all alone on Christmas Eve after every single one of their friends has dumped them for being a rabid jackass. I believe, however—and I could be wrong—that the reason some rage against the machine is that they hate God and love their sin, and bringing up Jesus...
  • President Obama Pretends His Tax Plan is the Only Game In Town

    12/02/2012 3:09:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    This week, when speaking at children's toy K'NEX factory in Pennsylvania, President Obama urged the House of Representatives merely to pass what Harry Reid's Senate has passed and send him the bill. The Senate has already passed a bill to keep income taxes from going up on middle-class families. That’s already passed the Senate. Your member of Congress like Allyson and Chaka, other Democrats in the House, they're ready to go. They're ready to vote on that same thing. And if we can just get a few House Republicans on board, we can pass the bill in the House. It...
  • Obama's Most Dangerous Tax Hike: Savings and Investments

    12/02/2012 2:59:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    President Obama proposed tax hike contains a lot to dislike, but what hasn't gotten much attention is the tax hike on savings and investments. While the marginal income tax rate will rise from 35% to 39.6% for top income-earners and small business owners, the proposed tax hike on capital gains and dividends could cause the most long-term economic damage. That's not to downplay the rise in marginal rates. It could cost hundreds of thousands of jobs over the next few years. More universally acknowledged by economists, however, is the economic harm that savings and investment taxes do. In the Tax...
  • Flow of Arms to Syria Through Iraq Persists, to U.S. Dismay

    12/02/2012 2:50:26 AM PST · by tired&retired · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 1, 2012 | MICHAEL R. GORDON, ERIC SCHMITT
    Western intelligence officials say they are picking up new signs of activity at sites in Syria that are used to store chemical weapons. The officials are uncertain whether Syrian forces might be preparing to use the weapons in a last-ditch effort to save the government, or simply sending a warning to the West about the implications of providing more help to the Syrian rebels. “It’s in some ways similar to what they’ve done before,” a senior American official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters. “But they’re doing some things that suggest they intend to use...
  • Pretty Little Lies (Hispanic Voters and the GOP)

    12/02/2012 2:40:49 AM PST · by OddLane · 19 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | December 2, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    As sundry pundits, political consultants, and elected officials search for answers in the wake of the GOP’s decisive election loss, it’s worth noting that while the Republican Party yielded ground in the Senate, House of Representatives, and various state legislatures-to say nothing of its presidential nominee’s defeat-there were several important races where immigration patriots won, or open borders shills were soundly beaten. Overall, it was a much better night for those believe in responsible immigration policies than the reelection of El Presidente might initially suggest. Contrary to the self-serving narrative constructed by professional Hispanics and those eager for an endless...
  • Unusual activity at Syrian chemical weapons sites amid rumors Assad is dead or fled

    12/02/2012 2:31:50 AM PST · by tired&retired · 28 replies
    Debka ^ | December 2, 2012 | Debka
    Western intelligence officers were seeing new signs of activity at Syrian chemical weapons sites, they told the New York Times Sunday, Dec. 2. “It’s in some ways similar to what they’ve done before,” a senior U.S. intelligence official said. “But they’re doing some things that suggest they intend to use the weapons. It’s not just moving stuff around. These are different kind of activities.” DEBKAfile’s Middle East sources add rumors were flying around the region Saturday night and Sunday morning that President Bashar Assad had been killed or fled Syria. Neither is confirmed. However, the rebels have in recent days...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Eutychianism

    12/02/2012 1:57:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Celledoor.Com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Eutychianism 1249. What was the Eutychian heresy? Eutyches was the Superior of a Monastery in Constantinople who strongly opposed Nestorius. Unhappily his reaction against the errors of Nestorius led him into an opposite error. The Catholic doctrine teaches that in Christ there is one Person only, that of the Eternal Son of God, and two natures, the one Divine and the other human. Nestorius had wanted two persons and two natures. Eutyches, to safeguard the one Person of Christ, taught that the human nature was so absorbed into the Divine Nature as to lose its identity, so that as a...
  • RJ's NFL Picks: Week Thirteen

    12/02/2012 12:44:20 AM PST · by FL2012 · 18 replies
    BC Magazine ^ | November 28, 2012 | RJ Elliott
    I went 10-6 last week straight up, and 12-3-1 against the spread. *Sunday, December 2* Indianapolis 7-4 at Detroit 4-7 - 1:00 p.m. (Line: DETROIT by 4.5) The outcome of this game doesn't really matter much to me, as a Lions fan. They ain't making the playoffs this year. But I am interested to see how many times Ndamukong Suh "accidentally" kicks Colts QB Andrew Luck in the nuts. ---RJ's Pick: Lions by 8 Jacksonville 2-9 at Buffalo 4-7 - 1:00 p.m. (Line: BUFFALO by 6) A crappy warm weather team going to play in a cold weather city in...
  • Muslim Brotherhood ‘paying gangs to go out and rape women and beat men protesting in Egypt’ as

    12/02/2012 12:17:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/1/12 | staff
    Egypt’s ruling party is paying gangs of thugs to sexually assault women protesting in Cairo’s Tahrir Square against President Mohamed Morsi, activists said. They also said the Muslim Brotherhood is paying gangs to beat up men who are taking part in the latest round of protests, which followed a decree by President Morsi to give himself sweeping new powers. It comes as the Muslim Brotherhood co-ordinated a demonstration today in support of President Mohamed Morsi, who is rushing through a constitution to try to defuse opposition fury over his newly expanded powers.
  • Crocodile eats boy, 12, as he swims with friends in Australia's second fatal attack within two weeks

    12/01/2012 11:48:36 PM PST · by george76 · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 December 2012 | Richard Shears
    Today’s attack was a chilling reminder of the day earlier in November when the seven-year-old girl was snatched by a saltwater crocodile 210 miles east of Darwin. ... Saltwater crocodiles, which can grow up to 25ft and weigh more than a ton, are plentiful in the Northern Territory... Crocodiles are protected in the Northern Territory and their numbers have increased steadily, resulting in a number of attacks on people, One man writing to the Northern Territory News today said: ‘This has got to stop – there are too many crocs. ‘Of course we need to use common sense when in...
  • Chinese Man Runs Amok at Saudi Airport

    12/01/2012 11:39:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, November 08, 2012
    A Chinese man ran amok and attacked employees and a mosque at Riyadh international airport in Saudi Arabia after he missed his flight home. The man, who arrived late at the airport, was told by airline staff that the aircraft had already taken off and that he must rebook his flight. “He instantly went mad and attacked the airline staff with his jacket and bag…he then went into the airport mosque and began spitting,” Sabq newspaper said. “Some passengers at the airport who saw the man insulting the mosque grabbed him out and gave him a good smack before airport...
  • Amsterdam's legal brothels are a brutal lesson for Britain : sex gangs and race

    12/01/2012 11:34:53 PM PST · by george76 · 76 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 November 2012 | Sue Reid
    In a chilling parallel to the scandal sweeping Britain’s towns and cities, where a multitude of girls have been lured into sex-for-sale rings run by gangs, the Dutch pimps search out girls at school gates and in cafes, posing as ‘boyfriends’ promising romance, fast car rides and restaurant meals. The men ply their victims with vodka and drugs. They tell them lies: that they love them and their families don’t care for them. Then, the trap set, they rape them with other gang members, often taking photos of the attack to blackmail the girl into submission. ... Hard-line criminal behaviour...
  • Unhappy With 15-Minute Wait, Man Orders 42 Ice Cream Cones

    12/01/2012 11:03:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | November 30, 2012
    Only one of seven cashier counters was open, resulting in a long queue. When the cashier didn't give him a valid answer, he ordered the ice cream and placed them on the counter. It took 42 soft serve cones to 'cool down' a fuming customer. On Nov 12, a man visited a KFC outlet in Guiyang, Guizhou, China during the busy lunch period. Although there were many customers, only one out of the seven available cashier counters was open, reported Chinese media. The man reached the counter after queuing for 15 minutes. He told the employee about the long wait...
  • Israel West Bank Settlement Construction Approved By Government

    12/01/2012 10:55:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Baltimore Jewish Life ^ | 12/1/12 | Aron Heller and Karin Laub
    JERUSALEM — Israel responded swiftly Friday to U.N. recognition of a Palestinian state, revealing it will build 3,000 more homes for Jews on Israeli-occupied lands that the world body overwhelmingly said belong to the Palestinians. The plans also include future construction in a strategic area of the West Bank where critics have long warned that Jewish settlements would kill hopes for a viable Palestinian state. Israel's moves served as a harsh reminder to Palestinians – euphoric over the U.N. upgrade – that while they now have a state on paper, most of it remains very much under Israeli control. "This...
  • The Spread Between Too Public and Barely Public

    Somewhere is a line between excessive hyping of a stock and what is appropriate to informing potential investors about the future investment prospects of a company. Daktronics (NASDAQ: DAKT), which on Tuesday, Nov. 20 released news of solid revenue growth and blew away the Street's earnings consensus, is an example of a company on the extreme end of the under-hyped spectrum. The chart below demonstrates how the stock went from $6.32 a share in late August to approximately $10.00 a share after surprising the Street for that quarter... (continued)
  • ATF Takes Action Against Agents Involved In Fast and Furious

    12/01/2012 10:44:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/1/12 | Mary Chastain
    Top ATF officials involved in Operation Fast and Furious had their government security clearances revoked and others were fired, demoted, or transferred. Former ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field Division Bill Newell, former ATF Special Agent in Charge of Operations in the West Bill McMahon, and former Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field Division George Gillett were fired. Former Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jim Needles and Field Supervisor David Voth were demoted. Lead case agent Hope McAllister was placed on leave and transferred out of Phoenix. Agent Voth was the subject of Fortune...
  • Remembering Some of Those Who Said the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt Wasn't a Threat to Democracy

    12/01/2012 10:43:14 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 30, 2012 | Tom Blumer
    Egyptian "President" Mohammed Morsi "is not backing down in the showdown over decrees granting him near-absolute powers," that "clashes between the two camps (Morsi's Islamist supporters and secular opponents) ... left two dead and hundreds injured," and that the country's Muslim Brotherhood-dominated assembly "pushed through the 234-article draft (constitution) in just 21 hours from Thursday into Friday ... (after) Coptic Christians and liberals earlier had walked out." The draft constitution includes several articles "that rights activists, liberals and Christians fear will lead to restrictions on the rights of women and minorities," and omits "bans on slavery or promises to adhere...
  • Is the Neutron Bomb the Only Solution to the Afghan Problem? (British Suggestion

    12/01/2012 10:40:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    THE VOICE OF RUSSIA ^ | Nov 29, 2012 | Boris Volkhonsky
    A couple of days ago, speaking in the House of Lords, former British Labour Defence Minister Baron John Gilbert suggested that UK should drop a neutron bomb on the Pak-Afghan border for creating impassable sanitary cordons between the two countries. "Your Lordships may say that this is impractical, but nobody lives up in the mountains on the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan except for a few goats and a handful of people herding them," Baron Gilbert is quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India. "If you told them that some ERRB (Enhanced Radiation/Reduced Blast) warheads were going to...
  • Fragments of Catholic Truth: Why is it necessary to announce Jesus Christ?

    12/01/2012 10:22:06 PM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    SanCarlo.pcn.net ^ | 8 April 2009 | Monsignor Raffaello Martinelli
    What are the sources or inspiration for these subjects?Basically they are inspired by the documents of the Holy See, and in particular by the Catechism of the Catholic Church and its Compendium. This was a deliberate choice so as to create an awareness of the vast richness, completeness and beauty of these documents which are, in some circles, hardly known at all. In this way, it is possible to present the essential and fundamental contents of the faith which are professed, not just by the individual Catholic, but by the Catholic Church throughout the world as it adheres to the...
  • Old Soviet jokes become the new American reality

    12/01/2012 10:13:25 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 52 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 11/11/2012
    <p>At first the move to America from the former USSR made me feel as though I had made a jump in time, from the stagnant depraved past into a distant dynamic future.</p> <p>There was an abundance of commonly available futuristic contraptions, machines, and appliances that made everyday existence easier and more enjoyable. Less obvious but just as exciting was the media's openness: I no longer needed to read between the lines to know what was happening.</p>
  • Interesting Development In Trayvon Martin Case

    12/01/2012 10:12:35 PM PST · by zeestephen · 35 replies
    Vanity | 01 December 2012 | zeestephen
    The George Zimmerman defense team has filed a motion to compel Benjamin Crump, the Trayvon Martin family attorney, to produce the original recording of his telephone interview with Trayvon's girlfriend "Dee Dee". Summary in Comments.
  • Cars trapped in tunnel collapse outside Tokyo

    12/01/2012 10:12:09 PM PST · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    Parts of a tunnel collapsed Sunday on a highway west of Tokyo, trapping an unknown number of vehicles as smoke from a fire inside initially prevented rescuers from approaching. Video footage from cameras inside the tunnel, after the fire was apparently extinguished, showed firefighters picking their way through cement roof panels that collapsed onto vehicles inside the Sasago Tunnel, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) outside the city. About 25 vehicles were inside the (2.5 mile) 4.3 kilometer-long tunnel, some of them trucks stopped by the tunnel's collapse.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Gegenschein Over Chile

    12/01/2012 9:56:19 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    NASA ^ | December 02, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Is the night sky darkest in the direction opposite the Sun? No. In fact, a rarely discernable faint glow known as the gegenschein (German for "counter glow") can be seen 180 degrees around from the Sun in an extremely dark sky. The gegenschein is sunlight back-scattered off small interplanetary dust particles. These dust particles are millimeter sized splinters from asteroids and orbit in the ecliptic plane of the planets. Pictured above from 2008 October is one of the more spectacular pictures of the gegenschein yet taken. Here a deep exposure of an extremely dark sky over Paranal Observatory in...
  • Man Poisoned By Wife Says He Still Loves Her, But Won't Welcome Her Back Home

    12/01/2012 9:49:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    ABC Action News ^ | 11/30/2012 | Ryan Raiche
    Sheriff says she crushed drugs into his sandwichThe man deputies say was poisoned by his own wife says he still loves her, but says she's never welcomed back to their Lake Wales home. The Polk County Sheriff's Office says on Thursday, Beth Richards secretly slid crushed up anti-depressants into a tuna fish sandwich that she made for her husband, Greg. "I think she went over the edge maybe," he said outside of his home on Friday. "I don't know." Authorities are calling it attempted murder. "It shocks us that this is cold, calculated, and premeditated," said Polk County Sheriff Grady...
  • 50 Amazing Photos From Cat Heaven Island In Japan

    12/01/2012 9:43:11 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 68 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 11/25/12 | Summer Anne Burton
    Photographer Fubirai has spent the last five years documenting the lives of the semi-wild cats that roam the island in Fukuoka, Japan. The cats are fed by local fishermen and wander freely through the streets, boatyards, porches, and houses of the city. Heaven.
  • US Chefs' Solution for Invading Frankenfish? Eat 'Em

    12/01/2012 9:37:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, November 29, 2012
    Snakeheads are hardy, fast-growing, voracious and prolificThe northern snakehead is known as "Frankenfish" and "rattlesnakes with fins," and some chefs say one way to stop the predatory, fast-spreading fish is obvious - with a fork. With a reputation as fearsome as its name, the voracious snakehead fish has intruded throughout much of the Potomac River basin in Virginia and Maryland in the last decade, snapping up anything that gets in front of it. Putting the torpedo-shaped snakehead on the menu is Washington-area restaurants' way of helping to control the Asian newcomer. Chefs said they have a key weapon on their...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 12-02-12, First Sunday of Advent

    12/01/2012 9:34:38 PM PST · by Salvation · 49 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-02-12 | Revised New American Bible
    December 2, 2012   First Sunday of Advent   Reading 1 Jer 33:14-16 The days are coming, says the LORD,when I will fulfill the promiseI made to the house of Israel and Judah.In those days, in that time,I will raise up for David a just shoot ;he shall do what is right and just in the land.In those days Judah shall be safeand Jerusalem shall dwell secure;this is what they shall call her:"The LORD our justice." Responsorial Psalm Ps 25:4-5, 8-9, 10, 14 R. (1b) To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.Your ways, O LORD, make known to me;teach me...
  • Howie Carr thread week of Dec 2, 2012

    12/01/2012 9:25:31 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 6 replies
    howiecarr.us ^ | 12/2/12 | raccoonradio
    Howie thread for the week starting with his Sunday Boston Herald column
  • Anwar al-Awlaki 'had been in US custody'

    12/01/2012 9:16:44 PM PST · by Theoria · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 29 Nov 2012 | The Telegraph
    Anwar al-Awlaki, the US-born Islamic cleric killed in a US drone attack in Yemen last year, had been in American custody at least twice but was released, according to a human rights group. Judicial Watch, an accountability watchdog group, said it had learned this through Freedom of Information lawsuits it filed with the US government. It said documents from the US embassy in Yemen indicate Awlaki was held for at least eight months between late 2006 and mid 2007. But the documents do not say how long he was held or why he was he was freed. Back in October...
  • Red State, Blue City: How the Urban-Rural Divide is Splitting America

    12/01/2012 9:14:27 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 70 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 30, 2012 | Josh Kron
    The new political divide is a stark division between cities and what remains of the countryside. Not just some cities and some rural areas, either -- virtually every major city (100,000-plus population) in the United States of America has a different outlook from the less populous areas that are closest to it. The difference is no longer about where people live, it's about how people live: in spread-out, open, low-density privacy -- or amid rough-and-tumble, in-your-face population density and diverse communities that enforce a lower-common denominator of tolerance among inhabitants. The only major cities that voted Republican in the 2012...
  • Father Pleas for Return of Late Marine's Photos

    12/01/2012 9:06:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Dec 1, 2012
    When Joe Courtney's home was burglarized, the thieves took priceless things: videos and photos of his 22-year-old son, Greg, a Camp Pendleton Marine who died in a car crash in September 2011. Courtney said the burglars stole cameras that contained these images of his late son, and he's now begging their return. NBC 7's Mark Mullen reports.
  • Is This Why Americans Have Lost The Drive To "Earn" More

    12/01/2012 9:00:26 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 24 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 12/01 | Tyler Durden
    Full Zero Hedge Article At This LinkIn the recent past we noted [6] the somewhat startling reality that "the single mom is better off earning gross income of $29,000 with $57,327 in net income & benefits than to earn gross income of $69,000 with net income and benefits of $57,045." While mathematics is our tool - as opposed to the mathemagics of some of the more politically biased media who did not like our message - the painful reality in America is that: for increasingly more Americans it is now more lucrative - in the form of actual disposable income...
  • IT'S OVER: Why Everyone Is Losing Hope For Green Energy

    12/01/2012 8:50:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/01/2012 | Rob Wile
    On the surface, green energy sounds like a great idea. Unfortunately, it is extremely costly and requires heavy government subsidies.Last year, the epic downfall of Solyndra — the former solar cell manufacturer backed by the Obama administration — was one of the most notorious blows to the industry.As with most young industries, experts argue that green energy just needs time before it can reach economies of scale and become cost effective.But lately, those time frames have become extended.  Meanwhile, fossil fuels like coal and natural gas continue to be devastatingly cheap.We pulled together key charts from the studies that...
  • "The King Who Comes in the Name of the Lord" (Sermon for the First Sunday in Advent; Luke 19:28-40)

    12/01/2012 8:45:32 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | December 2, 2012 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The King Who Comes in the Name of the Lord” (Luke 19:28-40)Today is the first day in a brand-new church year. That’s because today is the First Sunday in Advent. The church year begins with the season of Advent, the four Sundays leading up to Christmas, along with their weekdays. Of course, for the world--that is, for the secularized pop culture around us--there is no Advent. For them, there is only Christmas, and their Christmas started way back around--oh, I think it now starts around the day after Halloween. And the world’s version of Christmas has very little to do...
  • College Professors Get What They Asked For in Obamacare, Don't Like It Much

    12/01/2012 8:40:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/01/2012 | Gary Jason
    There is an antique saying -- no less true for its antiquity -- that you need to be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it. This came to mind when I read a recent report about what is happening at a Pennsylvania college. One of President Obama's most loyal -- not to say fawning -- constituencies clearly is academia. His rate of support among collegiate faculty and administrators surely approaches near-unanimity on the typical campus. This is why the news about the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is so richly ironic. CCAC has just announced...