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  • PICKET:(VIDEO) Amb. Rice and Sec. Clinton cat fight continues

    12/02/2012 4:50:34 PM PST · by paltz · 18 replies
    Washington Times Water Cooler ^ | 12/2/12 | Kerry Picket
    The Chicago Sun Times's report on Friday saying that if Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had to choose between U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and Senator John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, to succeed her, Clinton would likely opt for Senator Kerry: “Hillary is not close to Rice, who is tough — but is not the friendliest person,” said a top White House source. “And Hillary’s brief comment recently that Rice had done ‘a great job’ was considered underwhelming and tepid,” the source added. Apparently, if this report is accurate, Clinton and Rice have not mended fences since Clinton ran for the White...
  • (Tax-cheat Timmy) Geithner presses GOP, says no deficit deal unless tax rates rise on wealthy

    12/02/2012 4:45:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/02/12 | Meghashyam Mali
    Geithner presses GOP, says no deficit deal unless tax rates rise on wealthyBy Meghashyam Mali - 12/02/12 09:50 AM ET Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner sought to raise pressure on Republicans amid “fiscal cliff” talks, insisting Sunday that any deficit deal would need to raise tax rates on the wealthiest. “There's not going to be an agreement without rates going up,” said Geithner, who appeared on all Sunday morning shows, during an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union.” “If they are going to force higher rates on virtually all Americans because they're unwilling to let tax rates go up on...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 12/2 7-11pm est

    12/02/2012 4:39:59 PM PST · by Vision · 11 replies
    WAMU ^ | 12/2/12 | Vision
    Friends, it's Sunday night again. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen Live Info Tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.
  • Tax Fairness | Reverse Parity

    12/02/2012 4:30:25 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 13 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | December 2, 2012 | Larry Walker Jr
    It’s Magic!- By: Larry Walker, II -The current 2012 Tax Rate Schedule is shown below. Applying the Obama-Doctrine, single filers making over $200,000, and married filers making over $250,000 would get a tax hike. However, since there is no cut-off at either $200,000 or $250,000 in the current tax rate schedule, the 33% bracket would need to be split, resulting in a sharp tax increase for a handful of unfortunate individuals. Thus, taxpayers with taxable incomes between $200,000 ($250,000 if married) and $388,350 would see their taxes rise by 20%, while those with incomes over $388,350 would get that plus...
  • AP IMPACT: China overtaking US as global trader

    12/02/2012 4:20:26 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 2, 11:05 AM EST | JOE McDONALD and YOUKYUNG LEE
    EDITOR'S NOTE - This is the first installment in "China's Reach," a project that will analyze China's influence with its trading partners over three decades, and explore how that is changing business, politics and daily life.
  • Two Southaven Police Shoot and Kill Two Dogs

    12/02/2012 4:20:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 76 replies
    WMCTV ^ | Michael Clark | Michael Clark
    Two Southaven police officers shot and killed two dogs in the same day. The chief of police calls these types of incidents extremely rare, but anytime an officer fires a weapon there's an investigation to make sure all procedures were followed. Southaven police said the animals became aggressive and had to be shot. "Normally this is a quiet neighborhood," said neighbor Walter Husley. Husley was outside smoking a cigarette late Wednesday night when he heard the commotion from the street. "I heard three, what sounded like to be gunshots," he said. Investigators said a pit bull was attacking a smaller...
  • The Democrats are the party of free condoms.

    12/02/2012 4:19:05 PM PST · by BfloGuy · 9 replies
    Power Line Blog ^ | Dec. 2, 2012 | Scott Johnson
    Harvey Manssfield is the great teacher of government and long-time member of the Harvard faculty. Among his books are Manliness and an indispensable edition of Tocqueville’s Democracy in America. The Wall Street Journal Weekend interview profiles Professor Mansfield. At age 80, he can look back on an incredibly distinguished career, but he’s still going strong. The quotable Professor Mansfield offers this: “We have now an American political party and a European one. Not all Americans who vote for the European party want to become Europeans. But it doesn’t matter because that’s what they’re voting for. They’re voting for dependency, for...
  • Chicago library custodians (54) laid off

    12/02/2012 4:12:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/01/12 | Tim Sallinger
    Chicago library custodians laid offTim Sallinger WGN News 7:24 a.m. CST, December 1, 2012 CHICAGO— 54 custodians who clean Chicago libraries turned in their city ID's Friday. The city gave them pink slips earlier this month. Leaders of SEIU, which represents the workers, say they knew for a long time that the custodians would be laid off -- but they expected 90 days advance notice, and only found out this past week.
  • Japanese scientists develop humanoid to keep astronauts company

    12/02/2012 4:10:02 PM PST · by null and void · 40 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/2/12 | Julian Ryall
    Astronaut Koichi Wakata and an artist's impression of the robot Photo: EPA The 13-inch android is scheduled to be completed by next summer and will be sent to the orbiting ISS shortly before astronaut Koichi Wakata arrives, according to officials of the Kibo Robot Project. Currently being developed by a consortium of companies, including Toyota, Robo Garage Co. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, the robot will weigh around 2.2lbs and be able to recognise Wakata's facial features. It will then have the ability to communicate with the astronaut in Japanese and take photographs during their stay on the...
  • Middle-Class Wealth Protection, Post-Fiscal Cliff

    12/02/2012 4:07:37 PM PST · by betty boop · 61 replies
    self | December 2, 2012 | Jean F. Drew
    Middle-Class Wealth Protection, Post-Fiscal Cliff By Jean F. Drew I don’t know about you, but I’m a lifelong, middle-class working stiff who has managed to accumulate a certain modest amount of “wealth” designated to be sent to the future, to supply my support and lifestyle needs when I am “old” and no longer have employment income. I’m speaking of my 401(k)s and IRAs. The way I have assets deployed in these accounts very likely will need to change, given the absolutely predictable outcome of the much-hyped impending fiscal cliff. At least, that is my supposition. Consider: We get the fiscal...
  • Egypt judges up political stakes with referendum boycott

    12/02/2012 3:46:03 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    AFP - via yahoo ^ | 2 hours 8 minutes ago | Haitham El-Tabei
    Egyptian judges refused on Sunday to oversee a referendum due in less than two weeks on a controversial new constitution drafted by an Islamist-dominated panel, sharply upping the stakes of a standoff with the Islamist president.The announcement by the Judges Club, which represents judges nationwide, came after Egypt's top court began an open-ended strike in the face of a mass protest outside the courthouse by supporters of President Mohamed Morsi opposed to their ruling on the legality of the panel that drew up the draft charter.Judges traditionally supervise elections in Egypt, giving them a seal of legitimacy, but they have...
  • Egypt court halts all work amid Islamist 'pressure'

    12/02/2012 3:33:56 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 December 2012 Last updated at 08:01 ET
    Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court has said it is halting all work indefinitely in protest at the "psychological pressure" it has faced.Islamist protesters earlier prevented the judges from meeting in Cairo to rule on a draft constitution.The supporters of President Mohammed Morsi wanted to block any ruling that would question the document's legality.The court said that Sunday was "the blackest day in the history of Egyptian judiciary".Sunday's developments are the latest in an unfolding confrontation between President Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood supporters on one side, and his mainly secular political opponents and the judiciary on the other.Mr Morsi adopted...
  • Harvey Mansfield: The Crisis of American Self-Government

    12/02/2012 3:20:54 PM PST · by docbnj · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 30 Nov 2012 | Sohrab Amari
    "We have now an American political party and a European one. Not all Americans who vote for the European party want to become Europeans. But it doesn't matter, because that's what they're voting for. They're voting for dependency, for lack of ambition, and for insolvency."
  • Democratic Party Chief Wins Primary in Italy

    12/02/2012 3:14:35 PM PST · by docbnj · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2 Dec 2012 | Giada Zampano
    Democratic Party chief Pier Luigi Bersani defeated rival Matteo Renzi in the final round of political primaries on Sunday, a victory that makes him the center-left movement's candidate for prime minister and positions him as the favorite to succeed Premier Mario Monti in the spring's general elections.
  • Takata cutting 50 jobs in Greensboro; impact on Kernersville operation unknown

    12/02/2012 3:09:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Winston-Salem Journal ^ | December 1, 2012 | Richard Craver
    A Japanese high-tech automobile supplier that specializes in seat belts and has another operation in Kernersville is closing its Greensboro office, eliminating 50 jobs effective Jan. 1, according to a WARN Act notice filed Friday with the N.C. Commerce Department. TK Holdings Inc. is a subsidiary of Takata Corp. of Tokyo, Japan. Company officials could not be reached for comment today. It is not known whether the closing affects operations of another Takata division, Highland Industries Inc., which has an airbags and textiles manufacturing plant at 215 Drummond St. in Kernersville. Charles Watson, the manager of the plant, said in...
  • Inhofe: Some Dems won’t ‘fall on the sword of Obama’ to defend EPA rules

    12/02/2012 3:04:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/02/12 | Ben Geman
    Inhofe: Some Dems won’t ‘fall on the sword of Obama’ to defend EPA rulesBy Ben Geman - 12/02/12 02:47 PM ET Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) believes all is not lost in his push to thwart Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations despite President Obama’s victory and Democrats’ continued control of the Senate. Inhofe, one of Capitol Hill’s most persistent critics of EPA regulations on carbon dioxide and other pollutants, said in an interview broadcast Sunday that new political opportunities await EPA foes. “There are a lot of Democrats who are coming up for re-election in 2014 who are not going to...
  • When Dad’s a Nazi Monster, How Do You Cope?

    12/02/2012 3:00:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 78 replies
    New York Times ^ | JEANNETTE CATSOULIS
    ‘Hitler’s Children,’ a Documentary About Guilt by BloodQuiet, simple and soaked in sorrow, “Hitler’s Children” takes a stripped-down approach to an emotionally sophisticated subject. Tracking down five descendants of some of Hitler’s closest accomplices, the director, Chanoch Ze’evi, encourages them to talk about how their lineage has affected their lives. The coping mechanisms vary, but the shame and nagging guilt are shared. Monika Hertwig recalls the panic attack she suffered when a viewing of “Schindler’s List” revealed the full monstrosity of her father, Amon Goeth. For Bettina Goering, the great-niece of Hermann Goering, a kind of peace has been achieved...
  • Food for thought

    12/02/2012 2:58:58 PM PST · by paterfamilias · 2 replies
    The Roman Missal | 12-2-2012 | me
    Offertory, 1st Sunday in Advent (Tridentine Rite) Psalm 24 1-3. Ad te levávi ánimam meam: Deus meus, in te confído, non erubéscam: neque irrídeant me inimíci mei: étenim univérsi, qui te exspéctant, non confundéntur. To Thee have I lifted up my soul: in Thee, O my God, I put my trust, let me not be ashamed: neither let my enemies laugh at me: for none of them that wait on Thee shall be confounded.
  • Former Nazi Camp Guard to Have Deportation Hearing

    12/02/2012 2:50:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    KOB ^ | 12/02/2012 | KEVIN BEGOS
    As U.S. authorities continue a long legal battle to deport a former Nazi concentration camp guard, it’s not clear what will happen next if they prevail. Anton Geiser, now 88, has been living in a small western Pennsylvania town for more than 50 years. He didn’t even tell his family about the Nazi service until 2004, when the Justice Department began legal proceedings. Geiser’s lawyer will be appealing a deportation order next week, before the Board of Immigration Appeals in Falls Church, Va.
  • Join Anti-Israel Journalist in Exploring Jewish Roots?

    12/02/2012 2:48:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/12/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    In what has described as “an affront to religious Jews and religious Christians everywhere,” ABC News has chosen journalist Christiane Amanpour to host a two-part primetime special about the history of the land of Israel. says Amanpour is vehemently anti-Israel and anti-Christian. Titled “Back to the Beginning”, ABC News invites viewers to embark on “the ultimate road trip” as Amanpour “travels to the lands of the Bible to explore the powerful stories from Genesis to the Birth of Jesus.” According to ABC, the mini-series, which airs December 21 and 28, will use “the Old Testament as a guidebook”...