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  • Crystal Sugar workers reject contract 4th time

    12/03/2012 5:25:55 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 39 replies
    Bismarck Tribune ^ | 12-2-12 | ap
    FARGO, N.D. — Their ranks thinned by a 16-month lockout, American Crystal Sugar Co. workers on Saturday rejected a contract for the fourth time. Contract opponents say the sugar beet processor’s five-year contract offer would cut health care benefits and weaken job security and seniority protections. The company says the offer would raise worker pay by 17 percent over five years when a $2,000 signing bonus is taken into account. Leaders of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International union said in a news release that the workers voted 55 percent to reject management’s contract offer. “By now...
  • Vague University Policies Punish Students For Jokes, 'Obnoxious' Comments, 'Insulting' Phone Calls

    12/03/2012 5:22:12 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/1/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    Michigan is home to 13 colleges that severely or excessively limit freedom of speech, legal equality or religious liberty, according to a legal foundation. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) runs an online database listing the "state of liberty" at colleges across the country. Ten of the 13 Michigan colleges received a "red light" rating, meaning they have at least one policy that the group says severely limits free speech. Three colleges received a “yellow light” rating, which means they have excessive limits on expression. "Public universities have a legal obligation under the First Amendment to uphold a...
  • “Bow and Arrow” used in WY campus murder/suicide

    12/03/2012 5:21:27 AM PST · by servo1969 · 34 replies
    CollegeInsurrection.com ^ | 12-2-2012 | William A. Jacobson
    Bow and Arrows don't kill people, people kill peopleThere has always been a vigorous debate about the necessity of campus gun control laws, especially after the Virginia Tech massacre in which the shooter killed 32 people and wounded 15.A tragedy highlights the point that gun control opponents make, that it is the person and not the weapon that is the real issue. A man killed a woman near a community college in Casper, Wyoming, before killing a male teacher and himself in front of a class full of students, according to police.The ABC news affiliate in Casper reports that police...
  • Push the Fed Over the Cliff

    12/03/2012 5:17:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    Stop worrying about the ‘fiscal cliff.’ Spending cuts would feel therapeutic after watching Standard & Poor's and Egan-Jones downgrade our credit rating and seeing President Obama add $6 trillion to the national debt. The way to avert another recession and massive inflation is to eliminate the unconstitutional Federal Reserve. There are two ways for politicians to “pay” for their spending. They can be transparent and raise taxes extremely high across all income levels. (This is not happening because politicians know Americans would riot.) Or, they can be sneaky and “monetize the debt,” which means allowing the Federal Reserve to...
  • The Fabrication of Evidence Is A Crime

    12/03/2012 5:12:55 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 23 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 3, 2012 | Sundance
    The Discovery Evidence in case of State of Florida vs. George Zimmerman clearly shows that Witness #8 “DeeDee” the mysterious girlfriend of Trayvon Martin is 18-years-old. [pg #1 F-2] Witness #8 is 18-years-old and was 18 at the time of Benjamin Crump’s interview with her on 3/19/12 according to her sworn statement to State Prosecutors on 4/2/12. So why did the media and the Trayvon Family of Attorney’s report to the public that DeeDee was 16-years-old on 3/20/12 ABC News was there exclusively as the 16-year-old girl told Crump about the last moments of the teenager’s life. Martin had been...
  • Mexican Drug Cartel Kills U.S. Coast Guardsman In Boat Attack Off California Shoreline

    12/03/2012 5:08:21 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 23 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 12/03/12 | Friends of Ours
    The Mexican drug cartels once again have taken deadly aim against U.S. law enforcement. This time the narco terrorists intentionally rammed their smuggling panga boat against an approaching Coast Guard inflatable which resulted in the death of Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III and the injury of another guardsman after they fell into the sea off the southern California coast as reported by the Los Angeles Times. Two suspects have been detained. The narco insurgents from Mexico increasingly are targeting U.S. officials on both sides of the border: last August two CIA officials were injured in a shooting ambush against...
  • Word for the Day, Monday, December 3, 2012--scurrilous

    12/03/2012 5:06:22 AM PST · by xsmommy · 70 replies
    Word For The Day, Monday, 12/3/12 ; In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". scurrilous; adj. 1. grossly or obscenely abusive or defamatory 2. characterized by gross or obscene humour [C16: from Latin scurrīlis derisive, from scurra buffoon] Synonyms 1. vituperative, insulting, offensive. 2. vulgar Etymology: "using such language as only the licence of a buffoon can warrant" [Johnson], 1576, from scurrile "coarsely joking" (1508, implied in scurrility), from L. scurrilis "buffoonlike," from scurra "fashionable city idler," later "buffoon." According to...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(12/3/12)[Prayer]

    12/03/2012 5:00:32 AM PST · by left that other site · 22 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/3/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Ruach Ha-kodesh (Hebrew: רוח הקודש, "Holy Spirit" Isaiah 63:10-11 (Also Psalm 51) 1. Who is this coming from Edom, from Bozrah, with his garments stained crimson? Who is this, robed in splendor, striding forward in the greatness of his strength? “It is I, proclaiming victory, mighty to save.” 2. Why are your garments red, like those of one treading the winepress? 3. I have trodden the winepress alone; from the nations no one was with me. I trampled them in my anger and trod...
  • How the Government Class Lives

    12/03/2012 4:59:06 AM PST · by expat1000 · 28 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Dec 02, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Take a ride to a welfare neighborhood some fine morning, evenings are best avoided even in the safest such places. Don't go in expecting Detroit. Even much of Detroit doesn't look like Detroit. Newark and Oakland aren't even there yet. Detroit is what happens when the load is too big and there's no one left to carry it. Most welfare neighborhoods are still located in cities where there is someone left to pick up the tab. You'll see less charred buildings and more towering multistory housing projects. Some of these are the ugly bestial fortresses that date back to FDR's...
  • Are Republicans Already Blowing the Next Election?

    12/03/2012 4:56:26 AM PST · by teflon9 · 38 replies
    The New Republic ^ | December 3, 2012 | John B. Judis
    In the beginning, [Club for Growth] targeted liberal Republicans ..., but it now extends to politicians like Lugar, Capito, Saxby Chambliss and even ... Speaker Boehner, who [normally] would be considered conservative. The Club and its allies see themselves as “insurgents” against a Republican “establishment” ... Republicans, Ramesh Ponnuru wrote in National Review, have to [be] “the party of middle-class economic interests.” “It won’t kill the country if we raise taxes on millionaires a little bit,”... Bill Kristol opined. But the Club and its network blame the Republicans’ and Romney’s defeat on their not being conservative enough. “The first lesson”...
  • Obama: More Peas for You!

    12/03/2012 4:34:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2012 | John Ransom
    It’s been a year and half since the GOP and Democrats hammered out an agreement that raised the debt ceiling and put us on the lip of a fiscal cliff, threatening mutually assured destruction if a budget deal wasn’t worked out before January 2013. It made sense for all sides at the time. The GOP figured there was a good shot that Obama wasn’t going to be reelected. The Democrats figured there was a good chance shot Obama wasn’t going to be reelected. And Obama was content to do what he did best: run a campaign on TV, eat his...
  • ALLIES REPEL STRONG ATTACK IN TUNISIA (12/3/42)

    12/03/2012 4:24:53 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 14 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 12/3/42 | Raymond Daniell, Frank L. Kluckhohn, Ralph Parker, F. Tillman Durdin, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Georgia college to cut NCAA budget, put funds into anti-obesity programs

    12/03/2012 4:19:48 AM PST · by SueRae · 11 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/03/2012 | Elizabeth Prann
    Full Title: "Georgia college to cut NCAA budget, put funds into anti-obesity programs" College sports tend to dominate the airwaves this time of year. Football teams face off in championship bowl games, and college basketball teams take to the courts to start their run to the Final Four. But one college in Atlanta has decided to completely cut their NCAA competitive sports budget. Instead, officials will use the money to improve the health and wellness of the entire student body. Spelman College, a historic college for black women, is taking a long, hard look at their NCAA funds. The school’s...
  • Men Find Careers in Collecting Disability

    12/03/2012 4:18:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Americans are very generous to people with disabilities. Since passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act in 1990, millions of public and private dollars have been spent on curb cuts, bus lifts and special elevators. The idea has been to enable people with disabilities to live and work with the same ease as others, as they make their way forward in life. I feel sure the large majority of Americans are pleased that we are doing this. But there is another federal program for people with disabilities that has had an unhappier effect. This is the disability insurance (DI) program,...
  • The Republican Hispanic Challenge

    12/03/2012 4:04:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2012 | Star Parker
    Although Mitt Romney took flak for his statement that he lost the election because President Obama bestowed “gifts” on key parts of the electorate, what he said is basically true. We’re stuck in a deadly spiral where economic growth is retarded because the economy is larded with enormous and ever-increasing government spending and debt. Yet, more and more Americans want the lard. President Obama got re-elected by promising to continue to serve it up. Romney’s failure, and the failure of the Republican Party, is not that Obama is pulling this off, but that they can’t get their act together to...
  • Boehner on Obama Tax Plan: "You Can't Be Serious"

    12/03/2012 3:57:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    The Obama Administration proposal to fix the "fiscal cliff" coming at the end of the year called for $1.6 trillion in tax hikes over current policy. House Speaker John Boehner said he was "flabbergasted" when presented with the proposal this week. Boehner tells "Fox News Sunday" that after Geithner briefed him privately on Thursday, he looked at Geithner and said, "You can't be serious." Boehner called it "silliness" that the White House was, among other things, asking Congress to give up its power to set the nation's debt limit. Earlier today, Geithner insisted that the Obama Administration wouldn't relent on...
  • Buffett Math (Hey Warren, "you didn't build that.")

    12/03/2012 3:37:02 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 10 replies
    The Grumpy Economist ^ | November 30, 2012 | John Cochrane's blog
    Warren Buffett, New York Times on November 25th 2012: Suppose that an investor you admire and trust comes to you with an investment idea. “This is a good one,” he says enthusiastically. “I’m in it, and I think you should be, too.” Would your reply possibly be this? “Well, it all depends on what my tax rate will be on the gain you’re saying we’re going to make. If the taxes are too high, I would rather leave the money in my savings account, earning a quarter of 1 percent.” Only in Grover Norquist’s imagination does such a response...
  • Dislodging Obamacare

    12/03/2012 3:35:13 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 30, 2012 | Michaek F. Cannon (Cato Institute)
    Republicans believed a Mitt Romney win would seal Obamacare's fate. Democrats - or rather, the lonely two-fifths of Americans who support the president's beleaguered healthcare law - believed an Obama win would secure its future. Both sides were kidding themselves.Romney may have pledged to repeal the law, but his positions on Obamacare had the life span of a rainbow. He supported an identical law when he got the credit for signing it as governor of Massachusetts. He then opposed Obamacare when that's what GOP primary voters wanted to hear, and later endorsed parts of it when he thought that's what...
  • White House Data Debunk Myth Bush Cuts Built Deficit

    12/03/2012 3:09:54 AM PST · by lbryce · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 30, 2012 | Staff
    <p>While President Obama insists the Bush tax cuts caused the recession and record deficits, his own economists say otherwise.</p> <p>He might want to consult their data for the truth.</p> <p>Kicking off fiscal cliff negotiations last month, Obama said: "What I'm not going to do is extend Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% that we can't afford and, according to economists, will have the least positive impact on our economy."</p>
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - December 3, 2012

    12/03/2012 3:03:21 AM PST · by sneakers · 16 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-p34761/ httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Sometimes a Bang, Sometimes a Whimper [How nations die]

    12/03/2012 2:51:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | December 3, 2012 | Janice Fiamengo
    In the Judeo-Christian understanding, God is a being who loves humanity—even sinful and erring humanity—and creates an ordered world that we can know and harness for productive ends. This is a very different conception from the capricious and transcendent God of Islam, who cannot love because such would imply weakness or incompleteness. Muslims can be sure of heavenly reward only through dying to protect Islam from its enemies. Under Islam, human beings submit as a collectivity to Allah’s absolute power; in the Judeo-Christian tradition, in contrast, individuals have inalienable rights granted by a God who limits His own power in...
  • Who is the Harlot AND Her Daughters?

    12/03/2012 2:15:56 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 342 replies
    12/3/2012 | self
    Question: In the passages below a harlot symbolizes something. The title on her head is "MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH." One of the titles is "the mother of harlots". This suggests that there are other harlots that have sprung from this harlot. This is more curiosity then anything else...but what are opinions on what this represents? Rev 17:1 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, "Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits...
  • Far from Electrifying: Electric car hopes never die — but electric realities keep intervening.

    12/03/2012 1:55:45 AM PST · by neverdem · 66 replies
    The American ^ | November 26, 2012 | Vaclav Smil
    Exactly two years ago, in November 2010, the Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn assured reporters that his auto alliance would sell half a million electric vehicles a year by the end of 2013. In 2011, it sold just short of 10,000 electrics, but in April 2012 Ghosn still claimed that the 2012 sales would double to 20,000. On November 15, he had to give up and admit that, after selling less than 7,000 vehicles, the 2012 target cannot be reached. That is just the latest in a less than electrifying saga of modern electric vehicles (this qualification is needed because...
  • EU: French bank governor calls for City of London to be sidelined as Europe's financial hub

    12/03/2012 1:51:49 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/2/2012 | Szu Ping Chan
    London should be stripped of its status as Europe's main financial hub and sidelined to allow the eurozone to “control” transactions within the 17-nation bloc, the governor of the Bank of France has said. Christian Noyer, French bank governor, told the Financial Times that there was "no rationale" for allowing the eurozone's financial centre to be "offshore". "Most of the euro business should be done inside the euro area. It's linked to the capacity of the central bank to provide liquidity and ensure oversight of its own currency," he told the Financial Times in an interview. "We're not against some...
  • Today's Toons 12/3/12

    12/03/2012 1:47:43 AM PST · by pookie18 · 20 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 12/3/12 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Is Mitt Romney right to question representation without taxation?

    12/03/2012 1:39:01 AM PST · by Smokin' Joe · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 19th, 2012 | Ian Cowie
    Most commentators agree that Mitt Romney has committed political suicide by pointing out that 46pc of Americans pay no income tax but he may have done us all a favour by raising a fundamental weakness in many developed economies – including Britain’s – which is also one of the causes of the credit crisis. Whether or not his candour costs the Republican candidate any hope of winning the Presidential Election in November, he has certainly demonstrated the modern meaning of the word ‘gaffe’ – that is, a statement of the bleedin’ obvious by someone in the public eye. There can...
  • New Bacteria Raises Concern

    12/03/2012 1:31:48 AM PST · by neverdem · 167 replies
    KDLT ^ | November 29, 2012 | Laura Monteverdi
    A deadly bacteria known as Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, is raising concerns in the medical community. Jennifer Hsu in an Infectious Disease Physician at Sanford Health and has been closely studying this 'super bug' which is best known for it's ability to defy even the strongest of drugs. “What has happened over time with increasing exposure to antibiotics the bacteria have developed ways to evade those antibiotics and they become resist to a certain class of antibiotics,” said Hsu. In the United States, the bacteria have been found primarily in healthcare facilities and hospitals and are known to prey on...
  • British Army shutting down for 3+ weeks

    12/03/2012 12:58:48 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 2, 2012 | Steve Nolan
    The Army has been ordered to take a 25-day Christmas holiday to try to cut its electricity and gas bills. All 110,000 military and civilian personnel must take ‘block leave’ from December 14 until January 7, a leaked memo from a senior officer said. The decision, communicated by Major General David Cullen, means all barracks, Territorial Army buildings and other military sites will be closed for almost a month. General Cullen, the chief of staff for land forces, said it was an ‘opportunity for utility savings’. He added that the measure aimed to ‘fully exploit the utility efficiencies available by...
  • The world's commodity supercycle is far from dead

    12/03/2012 12:40:28 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/2/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Great resource booms usually end abruptly, catching almost everybody by surprise. Studies by the World Bank covering two centuries of data sketch a pattern of 10-year supercycles, followed by a slide for the next 20 years or so as excess investment leads to a flood of supply. The long bear market can be cruel for those hanging onto to resource stocks, convinced that the rebound must be nigh. Mark Ryder, Australian investment chief for UBS, says we are reaching just such an inflexion point as China’s manic construction phase gives way to more sedate growth, and Europe, America, and Japan...
  • AAA SAYS CERTAIN ETHANOL FUEL CAN DAMAGE CARS, ASKS EPA TO REMOVE FROM PUMPS

    12/03/2012 12:08:34 AM PST · by neverdem · 76 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11/30/2012 | Audrey Hudson
    The recently approved use of E15 fuel made from blending gasoline and ethanol could damage vehicles and void warranties says the American Automobile Association (AAA), which is urging the federal government to ban it from the market. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the fuel earlier this summer, but AAA says only five percent of vehicles on the road are approved by the manufacturers to use the special blend they say causes significant problems such as accelerated engine wear and failure, fuel-system damage and false “check engine” warning lights. The auto club conducted a recent survey it says identifies confusion...
  • How to always win in a fight [video]

    12/02/2012 11:12:02 PM PST · by expat1000 · 33 replies
    Break.com ^ | Nov 28, 2012 | Paul Vunak
    Seems to me a headbutt is something pretty well anyone is capable of no matter what shape they are in and it can be a one strike winner if done right. This guy created the RAT (Rapid Assault Tactics) system.
  • Psoriasis drug may halt or reverse Alzheimer's disease

    12/02/2012 10:29:54 PM PST · by jwsea55 · 34 replies
    SmelLASlime ^ | November 27, 2012 | Melissa Healy
    A biological medication already widely used to treat plaque psoriasis may be able to slow the accumulation of amyloid plaques in the brain that are the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, a new study has found. The same study found that in older mice with established Alzheimer's, this treatment approach, which suppresses the brain's immune reaction to beta amyloid, brought a marked improvement in cognitive function and may even halt or reverse early signs of Alzheimer's. The new study was published this week in the journal Nature Medicine. Conducted by researchers in Switzerland and Germany, the study offers a glimmer of...
  • Bob Costas: ‘If Jovan Belcher did not possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive’

    12/02/2012 10:29:29 PM PST · by Alaska Wolf · 160 replies
    SI.com ^ | Dec. 2, 2012 | SI.com Tracking Blog
    NBC sportscaster Bob Costas used his weekly monologue on “Sunday Night Football” to discuss the fallout of the tragedy in Kansas City, urging viewers to move past the cliched coverage of the “perspective” gleaned from the news that linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then himself Saturday morning. Costas focused much of his monologue on a column by Fox Sports’ Jason Whitlock, which argued that “current gun culture simply ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy.” Costas said that although he often doesn’t agree with Whitlock, he found his argument to be spot...
  • (Video) Guns & Concussions to Get the Blame for Belcher Murder

    12/02/2012 10:26:32 PM PST · by publius321 · 3 replies
    Guns & Concussions to Get the Blame for Belcher Murder
  • Sen. Graham: Obama’s Economic Plan Will Turn US Into Greece

    12/02/2012 10:25:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 02 Dec 2012 01:03 PM | Amy Woods
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said President Barack Obama’s plan to prevent American from going over the fiscal cliff is “a joke.” “I think we’re going over the cliff,” the South Carolina Republican said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “It’s pretty clear to me they’ve made a political calculation. This offer doesn’t remotely deal with entitlement reform in a way to save Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security from imminent bankruptcy.” …
  • Buffett Tax On Rich Will Hurt Average Americans

    12/02/2012 10:21:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Investor’s Business Daily ^ | 11/26/2012 06:47 PM ET | (IBD Editorials)
    Billionaire Warren Buffett, always popular among Democratic redistributionists, says he wants a “minimum tax” on the very rich. Never mind that we already have one, and that what he proposes would hurt both the economy and the middle class. … Last year, according to the Treasury Department, the U.S. deficit was $1.1 trillion. According to a study by Congress’ Joint Committee on Taxation, a Buffett-style 30% tax on all millionaires would generate just $5 billion. That’s less than one-half of one percent of our budget. In short, Buffett’s proposal is a fiscal joke. …
  • Sen. DeMint: Washington Is Lost for Now

    12/02/2012 10:08:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 02 Dec 2012 03:23 PM | Ernest Istook
    “We’ve lost the battle in Washington” for now, says Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C. The new goals, he says, are for conservatives to prove their principles work in states and to defend against President Obama’s effort “to steamroll what’s left of the Republican Party here in Washington.” As a guest on “Istook Live!,” DeMint agreed that Obama aims to crush his opposition now so they cannot resist his agenda over the next four years. Said the senator, “They smell blood in the water and they’ll keep pushing … they’re not coming our way or coming to the middle to try and...
  • Vatican introduces new security measures after Vatileaks scandal (Microchips)

    12/02/2012 10:06:33 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 12 replies
    Much tighter controls have already been introduced for anyone seeking access or photocopies of the Holy See's archives, dossiers and documents.
  • States increase school hours: 300 hours added for some students in 2013

    12/02/2012 9:59:17 PM PST · by bgill · 22 replies
    examiner.com ^ | Dec. 2, 2012 | Heather Tooley
    Participating states include New York, Massachusetts, Colorado, Tennessee, and Connecticut. The decision is all part of an initiative to be more competitive with other nations on a global level... Federal, state, and district funds will afford the increase in school hours along with the Ford Foundation and the National Center on Time and Learning.
  • Putin Cracks Down on Russian Internet

    12/02/2012 9:50:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 1, 2012 | Kim Zigfeld
    Russia’s Vladimir Putin has declared war on the Internet, and not just within his country’s own borders. Putin’s war may be coming soon to a laptop or smart phone near you. For years we’ve been told by Putin’s apologists that his moves against traditional media didn’t matter because it was impossible to strangle Russia’s feisty Internet. But for a KGB dictator, “impossible” is a meaningless term. Putin’s campaign consists of a three-part pincer movement, and now that he has essentially been made “president for life”, he is pursuing it with greatly renewed vigor. … Throughout Putin’s first twelve years in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-03-12, M, St. Francis Xavier, Priest

    12/02/2012 9:48:11 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-03-12 | Revised New American Bible
    December 3, 2012   Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest   Reading 1 Is 2:1-5 This is what Isaiah, son of Amoz,saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. In days to come,The mountain of the LORD's houseshall be established as the highest mountainand raised above the hills.All nations shall stream toward it;many peoples shall come and say:"Come, let us climb the LORD's mountain,to the house of the God of Jacob,That he may instruct us in his ways,and we may walk in his paths."For from Zion shall go forth instruction,and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.He shall judge between the nations,and impose...
  • Pictures: Typhoon Bopha Takes Detour — Palau Is Spared

    12/02/2012 9:43:53 PM PST · by jwsea55 · 3 replies
    Palau Travel and Dive ^ | December 3, 2012 | Oceania TV News
    In what seems a miracle of mercy, Palau has been spared the full wrath of Typhoon Bopha. While it wailed and howled and sent piercing noises through the trees and outside of our windows, at the very last minute the Typhoon turned west and its path jogged south of Palau. Early reports have the Typhoon passing more than 50 miles south of Koror, the nation’s city-centre. Surprisingly despite its thunderous whistle, there was very little rain. It is early morning here in Palau and as of yet, it has been difficult to communicate within Palau because the phone lines are...
  • Anger at California 'maternity mansion' where Chinese pregnant woman [sic] pay to give birth so ...

    12/02/2012 9:24:11 PM PST · by filbert00 · 14 replies
    Mail Online ^ | Dec. 2, 2012 | -----
    Dozens of Chinese mothers are giving birth to their babies in a house atop a hill in a wealthy neighborhood of Chino Hills, California - and they're paying thousands of dollars for the privilege. Neighbors say the home is a 'maternity mansion,' a hotel where Chinese women stay for the last few months of their pregnancy so their children are born on American soil - and are therefore American citizens. Experts say the practice is widespread and that authorities are nearly powerless to stop it. The 14th Amendment guarantees that any person born in the United States is an American...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- A Quadruple Lunar Halo Over Spain

    12/02/2012 9:17:35 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    NASA ^ | December 03, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Sometimes falling ice crystals make the atmosphere into a giant lens causing arcs and halos to appear around the Sun or Moon. This past Saturday night was just such a time near Madrid, Spain, where a winter sky displayed not only a bright Moon but as many as four rare lunar halos. The brightest object, near the top of the above image, is the Moon. Light from the Moon refracts through tumbling hexagonal ice crystals into a 22 degree halo seen surrounding the Moon. Elongating the 22 degree arc horizontally is a circumscribed halo caused by column ice crystals....
  • On Bearing Witness to the Christian Faith

    12/02/2012 9:15:48 PM PST · by ELS · 1 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | November 28, 2012 | Benedict XVI
    On Bearing Witness to the Christian Faith "The God of Jesus Christ has Revealed our Grandeur as Persons Redeemed by Love" VATICAN CITY, NOV.28, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today in Paul VI Hall. The Holy Father continued his series of catecheses on faith. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, The main question that we ask today is: how can we speak of God in our time? How can we communicate the Gospel, to open roads to his saving truth in the hearts, that are often closed, of our contemporaries and in...
  • Major Televised Event Will Expose Obama's Ineligibility Before Electoral College Certification?

    12/02/2012 9:15:11 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 113 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | December 2, 2012 | Carl Gallups
    Carl Gallups of PPSimmons says he "has exclusive inside information that a surprising and potentially devastating eligibility event is scheduled to happen before the January 6th Electoral College Certification. Perhaps by the middle of December. This event most likely will be aired on national cable television and around the world exposing Obama's ineligibility. The person doing the exposing is a very important person with constitutional standing to do the exposing of the evidence against Obama."
  • Goodbye NetFlix

    12/02/2012 9:14:13 PM PST · by foundedonpurpose · 51 replies
    self ^ | 12/2/12 | self
    Sad to say, but Netflix is going away! I went in to look for a family movie, and on their main browser page, I just noticed they have a category for Gay/Lesbian content. It will be hard for the kids, but I will not support this.
  • Koontz case to protect property rights (at Supreme Court; Bureaucrats unfairly charge for permits)

    12/02/2012 8:49:58 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dec 2 2012 | Ilya Shapiro and Timothy Sandefu
    The right to build a home or a business on your own land is basic to the very concept of property rights. Of course, government can impose reasonable conditions for health and safety, but too often, officials misuse land-use permitting to enrich the public sector rather than for legitimate regulation. In fact, many bureaucrats view the right to develop one’s property as a privilege landowners must purchase, sometimes at the cost of their constitutional freedoms. Thankfully, the U.S. Supreme Court recently accepted a Florida case that could force an attitude change on regulators across the country. Koontz v. St. Johns...
  • Fragments of Catholic Truth: Evangelisation: why and how?

    12/02/2012 8:49:44 PM PST · by Salvation · 11 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...
  • Who should win the Heisman? Johnny Football or Manti Te'o

    12/02/2012 8:39:22 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 90 replies
    ESPN ^ | Sunday, December 2, 2012 | Me