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  • Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes (Vote 'Present')

    12/03/2012 8:24:00 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 97 replies
    Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes, Vote 'Present' By Jonathan Karl | ABC OTUS News Republicans are seriously considering a Doomsday Plan if fiscal cliff talks collapse entirely. It's quite simple: House Republicans would allow a vote on extending the Bush middle class tax cuts (the bill passed in August by the Senate) and offer the President nothing more: no extension of the debt ceiling, nothing on unemployment, nothing on closing loopholes. Congress would recess for the holidays and the president would face a big battle early in the year over the debt ceiling. Two senior Republican elected officials tell...
  • Louisiana town evacuates over explosives stockpile

    12/03/2012 8:11:31 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 5 replies
    Louisiana town evacuates over explosives stockpile A Louisiana town has been evacuated after officials discovered 6m lb (2.7m kg) of explosive material that they say were stored illegally. State police found the stockpile of M6 artillery propellant stacked outdoors and without authorisation in buildings in the 800-inhabitant town of Doyline. The discovery was made by officials during a follow-up inspection after a blast at Explo Systems in October. Officials expect to work over the next two days to secure the explosive. Schools in Doyline were closed on Monday and are expected to remain shut on Tuesday, local broadcaster WAFB reported....
  • UK, France Summon Israeli Envoys in Wake of Housing Approvals

    12/03/2012 8:06:57 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 10 replies
    Britain and France have summoned their Israeli ambassadors to protest Israel's decision to authorize housing construction in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem. The ambassadors were summoned Monday amid reports that the two countries would recall their envoys in Israel for consultations. Sweden also has summoned its Israel ambassador, according to reports. "We deplore the recent Israeli government decision to build 3,000 new housing units and unfreeze development in the E1 block," the British Foreign Office said in a statement, threatening a "strong reaction" if construction goes ahead. "This threatens the viability of the two-state solution." The E1 corridor, which...
  • Nun's Music Sends Message Against Rebuke by Vatican

    12/03/2012 8:05:48 AM PST · by marshmallow · 39 replies
    Pittsburgh Post -Gazette ^ | 12/2/12 | Laurie Goodstein-The New York Times
    When Kathy Sherman was in college during the final years of the Vietnam War, she played the guitar with friends in her dorm room and sang folk and protest songs over bowls of popcorn. They sang Peter, Paul and Mary and Joan Baez, and some friends said her voice reminded them of Judy Collins. Sister Kathy graduated and joined an order of Roman Catholic nuns, the Sisters of St. Joseph of La Grange, but she never stopped making music. Last spring, when the Vatican issued a harsh assessment of the group representing a majority of U.S. nuns accusing them of...
  • Iraqi Refugee Bombs AZ Social Security Office, MSM Remains Silent

    12/03/2012 8:01:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/3/12 | AWR Hawkins
    On Friday morning, an Iraqi refugee used an improvised explosive device (IED) to bomb a Social Security office in Casa Grande AZ -- the mainstream media remains silent. The explosion took place before the office opened for the morning, so one was hurt. But reports indicate the explosion "was heard and felt all over the area." The suspect in the bombing, Abdullatif Aldosary is an Iraqi refugee who lives in Coolidge, AZ. He is in police custody. For reasons unreported, Aldosary had raised the Department of Homeland Security's attention a number of times throughout the last two years, and he...
  • An inspiring video

    A very inspiring vid about a very inspiring person
  • Holy Impatience

    12/03/2012 8:00:41 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    First Things ^ | 12/1/12 | Archbishop Charles J. Chaput
    Some years before he was elected pope, Joseph Ratzinger was asked what he thought about the health of the Church. He answered that she was doing very well; she was just a lot smaller than most people thought. He was exactly right. We need to think of the Church in our age as a seed of life embedded in layers of dead tissue. We also need to distinguish the Church in the emerging world from the Church in developed nations. In the emerging world, the Church has few material resources. She rarely has adequate money for education, development, or ministry....
  • The Wikipedia Takeover

    12/03/2012 7:55:21 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/3/12 | By John J. Miller
    Prominent gender and media studies professors from across the country converged recently to help host what was dubbed by organizers as a “Feminist, Anti-Racist Wikipedia Edit-a-thon” to create or influence dozens of entries on the online encyclopedia.
  • A123 Logs Its Own List of Failures

    12/03/2012 7:52:32 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/30/2012 | Tom Gantert
    In 2010, President Barack Obama highlighted A123 Systems during a White House press conference saying, "This is what's possible in a green energy economy." The president's words have been prophetic, but not in the way he envisioned. A123 Systems has become a study in government-subsidized failure. Solyndra, a California solar panel company that received $535 million in federal aid and then went bankrupt, has been the poster child for green-energy failures. However, A123 Systems, which has its headquarters in Massachusetts but extensive automotive operations in Michigan, has its own list of issues. And, like Solyndra, the Obama administration trumpeted A123s...
  • Manufacturing Unexpectedly Contracts in November

    12/03/2012 7:46:33 AM PST · by mykroar · 87 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 12/3/2012 | Reuters
    <p>U.S. manufacturing unexpectedly contracted in November, falling to its lowest in over three years in a sign the sector may be struggling to gain traction, according to an industry report released on Monday.</p> <p>The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said its index of national factory activity fell to 49.5 in November from 51.7 the month before. The reading was shy of expectations of 51.3, according to a Reuters poll of economists.</p>
  • Ground Fishing New England Petition

    Help stop Giant Commercial Fishing Fleets from cleaning out local Habitats. Big Box Fishing is depleting the Fish Stocks from local Waters of the New England Coas line. http://www.change.org/petitions/fight-the-big-box-boats-save-family-fishermen-and-the-fish
  • The GOP’s Redheaded Stepchildren

    12/03/2012 7:31:09 AM PST · by Brookhaven · 116 replies
    redstate.com ^ | November 29th, 2012 | Brookhaven
    Every party has its wings–different sub-groups that are part of the larger organization. The Republican party has three wings that the Republican leadership believes is so dangerous to the future of the party, that they tried to suppress their influence in the last election, and pointed fingers at them as the reason for the GOP’s poor showing in the 2012 election cycle. The Tea Party It originally sprung up in opposition to out of control government spending. It has become a grass-roots movement centered around government fiscal responsibility. It has a tendancy to work outside the Republican party machinery, which...
  • TV’s Original Batmobile To Be Auctioned Off

    12/03/2012 7:26:09 AM PST · by bgill · 47 replies
    The Deadline Team ^ | Dec. 1, 2012 | The Deadline Team
    The car used in the 1966-68 Batman TV series will be auctioned off in January. Customizer George Barris bought the 1955 Lincoln Futura Concept car for $1 from the Ford Motor Co. Barris was given $15,000 and 15 days to gadgetize the handmade two-seater.
  • What is true and what is not true about Benghazi?

    12/03/2012 7:23:36 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 7 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Dec 3, 2012 | George Spelvin, staff writer
    A hard to read, hard to believe, hard to write about communique’ from South Florida Tea Party sources involves the alleged real reasons General David Petreaus “was forced out a few days before the Benghazi hearings.” Citing the stand down orders, the stupid video, and the pulled security, this memo makes a convincing case that a failed October Surprise kidnap event of the U.S. diplomat had a political backdrop involving the impending election. Various background data mentioned in this bulletin contain a tit for tat exchange of Mission Chief Chris Stevens for the Blind Sheik, Omar Abdel Rahman who was...
  • America's future

    12/03/2012 7:22:25 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 6 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/3/12 | Judson Phillips
    In many ways, if you want to see America’s future, all you have to do is look across the Atlantic. Unfortunately freedom and liberty fled the United Kingdom a long time ago. Now you have the creepy welfare/big brother state that George Orwell warned us about.
  • American Catholics less devoted, study suggested

    12/03/2012 7:22:06 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 9 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | December 3, 2012 | Anugrah Kumar
    A new study has found that Catholics now have the lowest proportion of "strongly affiliated" followers among America's major religious traditions, while evangelicals are growing stronger in their devotion to their faith. Philip Schwadel, a sociologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, whose findings rely on a survey conducted among a cross-section of Americans on an annual or bi-annual basis since 1974, notes that from about a 5-percentage-point difference in the 1970s in how strongly Catholics and evangelicals felt about their religion, it has increased to around 20 percentage points today. Roughly 56 per cent of evangelicals now say they're strongly...
  • 'I just wanted money for my birthday!' robbery suspect tells cops

    12/03/2012 7:21:01 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 2, 2012 | Mitch Smith and Rosemary R. Sobol
    After officers arrested Jerry Warren Jr. on suspicion of committing a Wicker Park robbery Saturday, the soon-to-be-22-year-old said he only wanted some birthday money, authorities said today. His plan didn’t work. Warren, who police say netted a whopping $4 in the robbery, was ordered held Sunday on $125,000 bond. He will have to post $12,500--3,125 times more than he’s accused of stealing--to leave jail.
  • Luring top oil talent demands perks

    12/03/2012 7:20:04 AM PST · by thackney · 8 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | December 3, 2012 | Simone Sebastian
    Skyrocketing demand for petroleum engineers and other oil and gas workers has companies going to new lengths to lure top talent and keep employees out of competitors’ grasps. Winning over recruits isn’t just a matter of providing 35 percent salary hikes and $100,000 signing bonuses. Headhunters say company culture and non-monetary perks are gaining sway in attracting and retaining employees. Stories of eager employers making unique concessions for high-demand job candidates abound. An oil executive started paying for his employees’ shoeshines. Free gasoline and a reinstated pension enticed an experienced project manager back to a former employer. And recently, a...
  • Report: Israel Requested Jordan's 'Permission' To Attack Syria Chemical Weapons Sites

    12/03/2012 7:12:55 AM PST · by Strategy · 28 replies
    HAARETZ ^ | December 3, 2012 | By Barak Ravid
    Israel has asked Jordan twice in the last two months for a green light to attack chemical weapons facilities in Syria, according to a report by journalist Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sent representatives of the Mossad intelligence agency to Amman twice already, to coordinate the matter with the Jordanians and receive their "permission" for the operation, Goldberg wrote.
  • Norquist: 'Tea Party 2' Backlash if Obama Sends Nation Over Fiscal Cliff

    12/03/2012 7:02:44 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 114 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Dec 2, 2012
    Newsmax Norquist: 'Tea Party 2' Backlash if Obama Sends Nation Over Fiscal Cliff Sunday, December 2, 2012 04:09 PM Grover Norquist, the founder of Americans for Tax Reform, predicted a tea party backlash that would dwarf the movement’s success in the 2010 midterm elections if President Barack Obama pushes the nation over the “fiscal cliff. “Tea Party two is going to dwarf tea party one if Obama pushes us off the cliff,” warned Norquist on NBC’s “Meet The Press.” When asked “Are you over?” by host David Gregory, Norquist responded, “That was last week’s news.”