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  • Who Let the Jobs Out? Who is sending jobs overseas

    12/02/2012 7:18:33 AM PST · by Moseley · 92 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | December 2, 2012 | Joathon Moseley
    Okay, who stole our jobs? Democrats accuse Republicans of out-sourcing American jobs. But no one knows how this is happening. Republicans have no idea how they supposedly outsource jobs. If someone started a petition saying “Let’s repeal section 99 U.S.C. Section 1234 to stop outsourcing jobs,” probably 80% to 90% of citizens and elected officials would rush to sign. The repeal of such a mythical section would probably take 48 hours to pass both houses of Congress and be signed by the President. But how can you repeal something if you don’t know what you want to repeal? One of...
  • Since 2000, D.C. Area Wealth Grew at Twice National Average

    12/02/2012 7:18:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/01/2012
    From a recent Glenn Reynolds USA Today column [1]: So Washington gets fat, and it does so on money taken from the rest of the country. Just how fat have Washington and the Beltway counties gotten? According to the latest U.S. Census data, between 2000 and 2010 the richest of the Washington, D.C., area have accrued about twice as much new wealth as those not living in or around the area.Also, some Washington counties have gotten about twice as much new wealth as some of the other richest counties in the United States.An April 2012 Forbes article [2] lists...
  • Dec. 1st; a big lay-off day

    12/02/2012 7:15:31 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 12 replies
    December 1 , 2012 City of Detroit - Layoffs Coming Feb 2013? Resolution Copper Mining - up to 400 Update: Clinton Community College NY - 10 Celgard - 40 EnerSys Energy Products - 100 AM General - Confirms Layoffs, About 100? Update: AT&T - 106 Landline Techs. in CT City of Steubenville Ohio - 12 Layoff Notices Cumberland Pharmaceuticals - 1/3 of its Salesforce U.S. Steel Corp.McKeesport Tubular Plant - 142 Worldwide Flight Services in 51 in Honolulu Orange Township Ohio - 22 Layoff Notices Scentsy - 19 O'Hare Airport - 300 Janitor Jobs Cuts Possible Glendale Adventist Medical Center...
  • A Nation of Singles

    12/02/2012 7:12:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    weekly Standard ^ | 12/02/2012
    For a brief moment last month​—​roughly a 72-hour span beginning at 11:00 p.m. on November 6 and concluding late in the evening of November 9​—​everyone in America was interested in demographics. That’s because, in addition to rewarding the just, punishing the wicked, and certifying that America was (for the moment) not racist, President Barack Obama’s victory over Mitt Romney pointed to two ineluctable demographic truths. The first was expected: that the growth of the Hispanic-American cohort is irresistible and will radically transform our country’s ethnic future. The second caught people by surprise: that the proportion of unmarried Americans was suddenly...
  • The Insourcing Boom

    12/02/2012 6:55:58 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 25 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Dec 2012 | Charles Fishman
    One key difference between the U.S. economy today and that of 15 or 20 years ago is the labor environment—not just wages in factories, but the degree of flexibility displayed by unions and workers. Many observers would say these changes reflect a loss of power and leverage by workers, and they would be right. But management, more keenly aware of offshoring’s perils, is also trying to create a different (and better) factory environment. Hourly employees increasingly participate in workplace decision making in ways that are more like what you find in white-collar technology companies. In late 2008, Dirk Bowman and...
  • National Debt Is Still the Biggest Threat to Our National Security (How much is too much?)

    12/02/2012 6:53:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/30/12 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    National Debt Is Still the Biggest Threat to Our National SecurityDr. Ileana Johnson Paugh Friday, November 30, 2012 “An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily a power to destroy, because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.” – John Marshall Americans are in denial about the simple fact that our national debt is the biggest threat to our national security. National debt grew exponentially from Washington’s profligate deficit spending, recessions, and wars. **SNIP** Our national debt has exploded in the last four years. During President Obama’s first three years in office, it grew...
  • West Point Chapel Hosts Its First Same-Sex Wedding

    12/02/2012 6:46:54 AM PST · by IbJensen · 48 replies
    AP ^ | 12/2/2012 | Staff Writers
    <p>Associated Press West Point's landmark Cadet Chapel saw its first same-sex marriage on Saturday as a graduate of the academy and her partner exchanged vows.</p> <p>WEST POINT, N.Y. — Cadet Chapel, the landmark Gothic church that is a center for spiritual life at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, hosted its first same-sex wedding Saturday.</p>
  • VA RPV Chairman Pat Mullins' statement on Bill Bolling

    12/02/2012 6:43:25 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies
    From email
    RPV Chairman Pat Mullins issued the following statement: "I am disappointed by Lt. Governor Bolling's remarks over the past 48 hours. Lt. Governor Bolling has a stellar record of public service, and has long been a strong voice for the conservative cause. Nowhere in his statements does he mention a policy disagreement with the Attorney General. The proper venue for challenging a fellow Republican is during a nomination contest. Lt. Governor Bolling chose to suspend his campaign. I hope he will take his own words to heart and work to bring our Party together." ### J. Garren Shipley Communications Director...
  • Why All The Secrecy On The Fiscal Cliff Negotiations?

    12/02/2012 6:33:36 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 20 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 12/02/12 | LD Jackson
    I came across an article last night that started me thinking. It was talking about the negotiations that are now underway between the White House and congressional leaders on how to avoid the upcoming fiscal cliff. In this article, Senator Jeff Sessions, R-AL, was rasing a question that I believe is more than a little relevant to the discussion. Exactly why are these negotiations going on behind closed doors? (The Hill) Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is calling on President Obama and congressional leaders to hold open talks to steer clear of the so-called “fiscal cliff.” “These secret talks violate the...
  • Dispersant Makes Oil 52 Times More Toxic

    12/02/2012 6:31:17 AM PST · by Altariel · 15 replies
    Live Science ^ | November 30, 2012 | Douglas Main
    For microscopic animals living in the Gulf, even worse than the toxic oil released during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster may be the very oil dispersants used to clean it up, a new study finds. More than 2 million gallons (7.5 million liters) of oil dispersants called Corexit 9527A and 9500A were dumped into the Gulf of Mexico in an effort to prevent oil from reaching shore and to help it degrade more quickly. However, when oil and Corexit are combined, the mixture becomes up to 52 times more toxic than oil alone, according to a study published online this...
  • Why Obama is pushing for stimulus in 'fiscal cliff' deal (Barf and Outrage)

    12/02/2012 6:26:55 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 30 Nov 12 | Ron Scherer
    How about a little government economic stimulus? That may sound incongruous considering the budget deficit and the push from Republicans to cut government spending. But President Obama’s first offer to avoid going over the "fiscal cliff" holds out the hope of at least some stimulus. This would include extending the 2 percentage point Social Security payroll tax cut, boosting a tax incentive to businesses, establishing a $50 billion bank for long-term infrastructure projects, and extending unemployment benefits. The total bill: about $255 billion out of the federal government's pocket – an amount the GOP would likely say needs to be...
  • Morsi's Maneuver

    12/02/2012 6:25:53 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/1/2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Phase II of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi’s declaration of sweeping dictatorial powers was completed on Thursday night. That is when the “constituent assembly” hastily completed a draft constitution that would enshrine sharia principles as fundamental law. Morsi grabbed the reins with a shrewd caveat: His dictatorship would end once the draft constitution was approved by Egyptians in a national referendum — which is to say, once the dictatorship had served its purpose. Nearly three months ago, in my e-book Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy (which is about to be published in paperback), I explained that Morsi’s agglomeration of...
  • Pope Issues New Motu Proprio on Charitable Activities

    12/02/2012 6:24:31 AM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 12/1/12 | Mark Brumley
    Pope Benedict XVI issued yesterday an apostolic letter motu proprio, De Caritate Ministranda, on the Church's charitable activities.Introduction“The Church’s deepest nature is expressed in her three-fold responsibility: of proclaiming the word of God (kerygma-martyria), celebrating the sacraments (leitourgia) and exercising the ministry of charity (diakonia). These duties presuppose each other and are inseparable” (Deus Caritas Est, 25). The service of charity is also a constitutive element of the Church’s mission and an indispensable expression of her very being (cf. ibid.); all the faithful have the right and duty to devote themselves personally to living the new commandment that Christ left...
  • Gonzaga To Begin Offering Contraceptive Coverage Next Month

    12/02/2012 6:19:00 AM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 11/29/12 | Matthew Archbold
    In a Nov. 20th memo obtained by The Cardinal Newman Society, Gonzaga University President Thayne McCulloh has announced to faculty and staff that in response to the HHS mandate it will begin covering contraceptives starting next month. While many Catholic colleges and dioceses are battling the HHS mandate on religious liberty grounds in court, Gonzaga, a Jesuit University, announced to faculty and staff that even while they vow to clearly communicate the Church’s position on contraception, they are “compelled by the federal government to fulfill our legal obligation under the mandate.” According to the memo, the university will begin covering...
  • Bolling Alone: Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling Ego Streaks Naked in public

    12/02/2012 6:15:23 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 10 replies
    From email
    Forget Lance Armstrong: Bill Bolling's Ego must have stolen Lance's Dope Stash by Paul Goldman Did you read Richmond Times Dispatch Reporter Jim Nolan's interview with LG Bill Bolling in today's edition of the paper? If Jim doesn't get either a raise or a promotion, then there is no justice in journalism. Did he slip Bolling some Lance Armstrong juice? Do LG's have to pass random drug tests? Bolling better hope not. I have read some stuff in my time, had to deal with a lot of big egos in my time: but I can tell you, without fear of...
  • Theologian Says China to Have Largest Christian Population

    12/02/2012 6:14:55 AM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 12/1/12 | Estefania Aguirre
    Rome, Italy, Dec 1, 2012 / 04:03 pm (CNA).- During a recent book launch in Rome, a noted theologian said that China will be home to the majority of the world's Christians within the next two decades. “Interfaith dialogue is something that China, which will have the world's largest Christian population in 20 years, lives with every day,” said Harvey Cox during the presentation at the city's Jesuit Gregorian University. Cox presented the book “Catholic Engagement with World Religions: A Comprehensive Study, in dialogue with its two editors” on Nov. 30 with cardinal Karl Josef Becker, a German theologian of...
  • Hillary Clinton no fan of Susan Rice, prefers Kerry for State

    12/02/2012 6:04:40 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 24 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Novewmber 30, 2012 | MICHAEL SNEED
    It ain’t embattled U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, who is dealing with the way she handled the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that led to the killing of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Sneed is told if Hillary had to choose between Rice and U.S. Sen. John Kerry, who is head of the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, she would prefer Kerry.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 12-02-12 (William Rivers Pitt Announces Opposition to Rape)

    12/02/2012 6:02:30 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | December 2, 2012 | William Rivers Pitt, DUmmies, and PJ-Comix
    Scream it from the rooftops so the whole world can hear and believe: William Rivers Pitt is AGAINST rape!!! Got that? Not only is he is against rape as you can see in this THREAD, "Y'know..." but he is against rape in multiple recent threads including, "I need feminism because...". Yes, we get it, Will. The former Newton schoolteacher is AGAINST rape! And if you don't quite believe him, he will scream into your ear to convince you from now unto the end of time. So let us watch Pitt put forth his case over and over and over...
  • Vt. B&B settles lawsuit with gay couple

    12/02/2012 6:00:51 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | August 24, 2012 | Erin Roach
    LYNDONVILLE, Vt. (BP) -- A Vermont bed and breakfast has settled a lawsuit brought by the state's Human Rights Commission and two women who wanted to have a same-sex wedding reception on the inn's property. The Wildflower Inn in Lyndonville agreed to pay $10,000 to the Vermont Human Rights Commission as a civil penalty for violating Vermont's Fair Housing and Public Accommodations Act as well as $20,000 in a charitable trust to be controlled by the couple, the Burlington Free Press reported Aug. 23. "The Wildflower Inn has always served -- and will continue to serve -- everyone in our...
  • Voter Suppression

    12/02/2012 5:48:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2012 | Paul Jacob
    December 2, 2012 Michigan voters went to the polls last month to consider six initiatives. The measures had been placed on statewide ballot by private citizens. They had organized and gathered hundreds of thousands of signatures from fellow Michigan citizens, all to earn an up-or-down vote on their respective issues. All six measures went down to decisive defeat at the polls. Deservedly so — with the exception of Proposal 5, which would have required a vote of the people or a two-thirds legislative vote in order to raise state taxes. I do wish a majority of Michiganders had seen the...