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  • Greedy Geezers, Reconsidered

    12/03/2012 1:20:24 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 15 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | DECEMBER 3, 2012 | ROBERT KUTTNER
    In the current downturn, the vast majority of the elderly are suffering along with the young. The right cure would help both generations... Since the early 1980s, financier Peter G. Peterson has been predicting that Social Security’s excessive generosity would crash the retirement system and the economy. The late British journalist Henry Fairlie, in 1988, famously wrote a piece in The New Republic with the cover line “Greedy Geezers,” faulting the elderly for living too well at the expense of the young... The government’s general budget went into the black in 1999, and economists were projecting that the national debt...
  • College Demands Construction Crew Remove ‘Sexist’ ‘Men Working’ Sign

    12/03/2012 1:20:11 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 71 replies
    National Review ^ | December 3, 2012 | Eliana Johnson
    A construction crew working on the campus of Ohio’s Sinclair Community College was forced to halt work until it removed a “Men Working” sign that was deemed “sexist” by a college administrator. A spokesman for the college told National Review Online that the incident, which occurred on November 21, stemmed from the school’s “deep commitment to diversity,” and that it takes that commitment “very seriously.”
  • Hamas appeals for talks with EU diplomats

    12/03/2012 1:09:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 03.12.12 @ 09:00 (Dec.3) | Andrew Rettman
    The Prime Minister of Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, has appealed to the EU to take his political and militant group, Hamas, off its terrorist register. Speaking to a delegation of visiting MEPs and MPs from Poland, Portugal and the UK in Gaza on Sunday (2 December), he said: “It is time to remove the Palestinian resistance from the terrorist list. Hamas is a national liberation movement which operates only inside the borders of Palestine.” “We would like you to send a message from under the rubble which you have seen here, that we are not terrorists,” he added. … Haniyeh on...
  • Archdiocese of the Internet

    12/03/2012 1:04:10 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Catholic Tech Talk ^ | 12/1/12 | Joe Luedtke
    I received an email from the Austin Diocese the other day wondering if this blog operates on the approval of our diocese. In writing back, I responded somewhat flippantly with the question, “Which diocese covers the Internet?” The point I was trying to make was, of course, that there isn’t a diocese that covers this blog nor the Internet as the Internet has a global reach. Later, a crazy idea crossed my mind, should there be a diocese that covers the Internet?Pope Benedict XVI has described the Internet as a “Digital Continent” with our mission to go forth and evangelize...
  • Don’t Let the Language Fool You: Here’s Why Conservatives Are against CRPD (shortened title)

    12/03/2012 1:01:43 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 9 replies
    Who wouldn’t support a treaty with the language in its title that says it is for “Rights of Persons with Disabilities”? Turns out many Republicans oppose the U.N.’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and their reasons are worth taking a look at again, even if the arguments are not necessarily new. The Senate discussed the U.N.’s CRPD, which was completed in 2006, last week. Republicans held to their objection for taking up an international treaty during a lame-duck session of Congress, but debate for it will be on the floor Tuesday. As Betsy Woodruff for National...
  • Don’t Let the Language Fool You: Here’s Why Conservatives Are against CRPD (shortened title)

    12/03/2012 1:00:39 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 3 replies
    Who wouldn’t support a treaty with the language in its title that says it is for “Rights of Persons with Disabilities”? Turns out many Republicans oppose the U.N.’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and their reasons are worth taking a look at again, even if the arguments are not necessarily new. The Senate discussed the U.N.’s CRPD, which was completed in 2006, last week. Republicans held to their objection for taking up an international treaty during a lame-duck session of Congress, but debate for it will be on the floor Tuesday. As Betsy Woodruff for National...
  • Middle Class Net Worth Collapses to 1969 Levels

    12/03/2012 12:58:02 PM PST · by lbryce · 49 replies
    Breibart ^ | December1 , 2012 | John Nolte
    The angle of a just-released New York University study is, of course, that ole' left-wing canard known as "income inequality," but the findings are still useful in drawing other conclusions, and not ones that are very pleasant. Is America now a bigger version of Chicago, where Democrats and the media have so expertly rigged the electoral game that, even as their policies fai,l they're able to stay in power? According to the study, we are now back to 1969 levels with respect to median net worth in this country. A large part of this is the housing crisis we've yet...
  • GOP Considers 'Doomsday' Fiscal Cliff Plan ("Becoming The Most Likely Scenario")

    12/03/2012 12:53:06 PM PST · by Red Steel · 47 replies
    Newser ^ | Dec 3, 2012 12:54 PM CST | Kevin Spak, Newser Staff
    (Newser) – With fiscal cliff negotiations going, in John Boehner's words, "nowhere," Republicans are considering what ABC News correspondent Jon Karl calls a "doomsday" contingency plan. Under the plan—which Karl's sources say "is becoming the most likely scenario"—the House would approve extending the middle class Bush tax cuts, but would agree to absolutely nothing else before the holiday recess, leaving President Obama to face massive spending cuts and another debt ceiling showdown as soon as Congress returned. In other fiscal cliff news: Nancy Pelosi is threatening to use a maneuver called the "discharge petition" to bring the Senate's already-passed bill...
  • A ranking of the most influential cats of 2012 [w/pix]

    12/03/2012 12:42:25 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 49 replies
    MSN Now ^ | 12/3/12
    Sure, it's sort of useful for instantly transmitting global news and completing important business transactions, but the Internet is truly about cats. They're the Internet's most enduring draw and always will be. Long after One Direction puts out its 50th year reunion album and Obama is known mostly as the dignified face on the $1,500 bill, there will still be images of cats napping in bedroom slippers. Their appeal is universal, and while we’re sure puppies and baby pandas will always have their place, cats dominate internet consciousness. As we barrel towards 2013, here’s a gallery of the most influential...
  • House GOP makes a $2.2 trillion debt counteroffer to Obama on cliff

    12/03/2012 12:30:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 3, 2012 | Russell Berman
    House Republican leaders have made a counteroffer to President Obama in the fiscal cliff negotiations, proposing to cut $2.2 trillion with a combination of spending cuts, entitlement reforms and $800 billion in new tax revenue. The leaders delivered the offer to the White House on Monday with a three-page letter signed by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), and four other senior Republicans, including Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the party’s just-defeated vice presidential nominee. House Republican leaders have made a counteroffer to President Obama in the fiscal cliff negotiations, proposing to cut $2.2 trillion with a combination...
  • If [you can keep your head when all about you...]

    12/03/2012 12:28:44 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Poem Hunter ^ | 1895 | Rudyard Kipling
    If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too: If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise; If you can dream---and not make dreams your master; If you can think---and not make thoughts your aim, If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    12/03/2012 12:17:20 PM PST · by Faith · 18 replies
    December 3, 2012 | Faith
    But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our Potter; And all we are the work of Your hand. Isaiah 64:8
  • Study: Women Spend More Time Ogling Women

    12/03/2012 12:12:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec. 1, 2012
    British researchers say women are more likely than men to give women's bodies a visual once-over. Researchers at Bristol University came to their conclusions after asking volunteers to examine a range of different images, including pictures of couples in films, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. They found women spent 61 percent of their time looking at the women in the pictures, and only 39 percent on the men, while men seemed to spend just over half -- 53 percent -- of their time looking at the women. "This is counter-intuitive from a sexual perspective if you are thinking about desire,...
  • Pope joins Twitter; @Pontifex handle is Latin for 'pope'

    12/03/2012 12:08:13 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    abc ^ | Dec 3, 2012 | ap
    (VATICAN CITY) -- Benedict XVI, the pope known for his hefty volumes of theology, is now trying brevity - spreading the faith through his own Twitter account. The pontiff will tweet in eight languages starting Dec. 12 using his personal handle @Pontifex, responding live to questions about faith during his weekly general audience, the Vatican said Monday. Within six hours of the Vatican's announcement, Benedict had already garnered nearly 150,000 followers on the English version of (at)Pontifex alone, with thousands more following him in the eight other language accounts. All that, and he hadn't even sent a single tweet. He...
  • Virginia Man in Wheelchair Bowls 300

    12/03/2012 12:05:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    UPI ^ | http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/12/02/Virginia-man-in-wheelchair-bowls-300/UPI-62901354481997/#ixzz
    A wheelchair-bound man from Virginia who says he rarely bowled before he was paralyzed from the waist down, has bowled a perfect game. George Holscher, 48, of Chesapeake, was paralyzed in a car crash when he was 25. "When my doctor told me I'd never walk again, that was the worst 5 minutes of my life. And that's about as long as I let it last," Holscher said. Since his accident, Holscher said he started playing a number of sports -- including wheelchair basketball, tennis and billiards -- The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported. He stuck with bowling, and when he rolled...
  • New Photo Of George Zimmerman From The Night Of Trayvon Martin's Death

    12/03/2012 12:05:32 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 113 replies
    The graphic photo, taken by police the night of Zimmerman and Martin's fatal encounter, was previously released as a blurry black-and-white image. posted about an hour ago
  • Bakken Development Could Be 'Game Changer'

    12/03/2012 12:03:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec. 3, 2012
    A U.S. oil producer announced developments at the Bakken oil field in North Dakota and Montana could be a "game changer." Continental Resources, a U.S. producer focused on the Northern Plains, said about 1,000 barrels of oil flowed during a one-day test at its Charlotte 3-22H well in western North Dakota. The company said it was able to exploit the reserve using a 30-stage fracture stimulation technique in the northern shale play. Continental said the 1,280-acre suit was the first in the play to yield production from three distinct horizons in the Bakken formation. The company in 2010 said technology...
  • Understanding the President’s fiscal cliff offer

    12/03/2012 12:01:46 PM PST · by PhxRising · 19 replies
    Keith Hennessey blog ^ | 12/03/2012 | Keith Hennessey
    Source: Keith Hennessey BlogUnderstanding the President’s fiscal cliff offer I am going to describe the President’s proposal to Republican Congressional leaders, then react to the most important parts of it. Secretary Geithner offered this proposal last Thursday. Senate Minority Leader McConnell was right to laugh at the President’s proposal, and Speaker Boehner was right to call it “silliness.” This is not a serious offer. This is a post for intermediate to advanced readers. Except where noted, all large numbers are for the next ten years. President Obama’s opening bid Items in bold are being labeled by the Administration as non-negotiable....
  • Computer Question...

    12/03/2012 11:58:23 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 40 replies
    04 Dec 2012 | US Navy Vet
    Ok I was surfing the net on Friday, when my coputer said that there was an Abobe Update available, when I clicked on it(like I have done quite a few times before) about 15 or so sec later my ENTIRE computer FROZE UP. I let it set for maybe 2 or 3 minutes still froze. I reached back and pulled the power cable to do a "kick it in the nuts" Hard Boot. When it started to boot back up the DREEDED Windows Blue Screen of DEATH came up with a "Unmountable Boot Device" Error. Is the ANY hope of...
  • Administration Opposes STEM Act

    12/03/2012 11:55:04 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 Dec 2012 | John Semmens
    Republican efforts to pave the way for talented immigrants to enter America are being opposed by the Obama Administration. Specifically, President Obama is opposing the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Act. This bill would expedite the issuance of visas to foreign-born graduates with technical degrees from US universities. The President characterized the legislation as “misguided. It would extend the benefits of residency and employment to highly skilled foreigners. This is contrary to my wishes and contradicts America’s promise. The beneficiaries would tend to be the most capable people from foreign countries. We should be encouraging them to return home...
  • Behind a Call That Kept Nursing Home Patients in Storm’s Path (Sandy)

    12/03/2012 11:26:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 2, 2012 | JENNIFER PRESTON, SHERI FINK and MICHAEL POWELL
    Hurricane Sandy was swirling northward, four days before landfall, and at the Sea Crest Health Care Center, a nursing home overlooking the Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn,workers were gathering medicines and other supplies as they prepared to evacuate. Then the call came from health officials: Mayor....Bloomberg,acting on the advice of his aides and those of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo,recommended that nursing homes and adult homes stay put. The 305 residents would ride out the storm.The same advisory also took administrators by surprise at the Ocean Promenade nursing home,which faces the Atlantic Ocean in Queens. They canceled plans to move 105...
  • The Hans who rocked Catholicism to reform the church

    12/03/2012 11:25:15 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 19 replies
    The Copenhagen Post ^ | November 12, 2012 | Jaya Rao
    Throughout history, religious reformations have changed the way people look at the concept of faith and a higher power. Denmark has been no exception in this respect. In the last 1,100 years, the country has experienced two major religious reformations that have changed the course of its history. And today, with church attendances dwindling and calls growing for a separation of church and state, the country would appear to be on the verge of a third. While the first reformation took place when King Harald Bluetooth embraced Christianity in the 10th century, it is the second − which saw a...
  • How A Legal Technicality Could Unravel Obamacare

    12/03/2012 11:24:59 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 69 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Dec 3 2012 | Lucas Kawa
    Obamacare supporters rejoiced in June when the Supreme Court ruled the U.S. could use its taxing authority to mandate that most people buy health insurance. But their celebrations may have been a bit premature. The Affordable Care Act faces other legal hurdles—including a challenge that only could have been made after the Supreme Court’s ruling. The right-leaning Pacific Legal Foundation amended its challenge to the ACA after the Supreme Court upheld the insurance mandate under Congress’ taxing powers. The group's challenge turns on the Origination Clause in the U.S. Constitution, which requires that bills for raising revenue start in the...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABC AM,December 3-7,2012

    12/03/2012 11:24:09 AM PST · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | December 3-7,2012 | Sean Hannity
    Welcome To The Sean Hannity Show Thread! All Posters And Lurkers Are WELCOME! The Show Thread Between EL Rushbo And TGO'S Lounge. Be The First To Post And Win A Sean Hannity Show Thread High Power Blender. Listen To Sean Do Comentary, Talk To Guests And Take Calls From YOU! :)=^..^=
  • Hurricane Sandy Boosts Detroit As November Auto Sales Hit 5 Year Highs

    12/03/2012 11:22:58 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/03/2012 @ 12:12PM | Agustino Fontevecchia, Forbes Staff
    Despite uncertainty over the fiscal cliff and a stagnant economy, the auto industry continues to exhibit strength.  Detroit’s Big Three, along with Toyota Motors, leveraged the effects of Hurricane Sandy in November, seeing sales continuing to grow as people replaced vehicles or completed purchases that had been delayed because of the storm.  While Sandy effect is expected to last a few more months, the companies expressed concern over the fiscal cliff debate. Chrysler and Toyota were the big winners this time, seeing their November sales jump 14% and 17.2% respectively.  Chrysler, which sold 122,565 units in the month, said it...
  • Cloistered Benedictines top charts with Advent album

    12/03/2012 11:17:23 AM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | December 2, 2012
    (Vatican Radio) A community of contemplative nuns, their cloistered monastery located in the farmlands of Missouri, have released an album of sacred music to mark the beginning of the liturgical season of Advent. “Advent at Ephesus” debuted on November 20th in the number 1 spot on Billboard’s Classical Traditional Chart. The nuns featured on the album are members of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, a monastic order of sisters founded in 1995. All of the music was conducted and arranged by the order’s prioress, Mother Cecilia, a professionally-trained musician who performed in the Columbus Symphony Orchestra of Ohio...
  • Official: Syria moving chemical weapons components

    12/03/2012 11:12:58 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    ap ^ | – 9 minutes ago | By By PAULINE JELINEK and BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press – 9 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and allied intelligence have detected Syrian movement of chemical weapons components in recent days, a senior U.S. defense official said Monday, as the Obama administration strongly warned the Assad regime against using them.A senior defense official said intelligence officials have detected activity around more than one of Syria's chemical weapons sites in the last week. The defense official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about intelligence matters.Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, in Prague for meetings with Czech officials, reiterated President Barack Obama's declaration that Syrian action on chemical...
  • Woman dying Because of Denied Abortion Story "Muddled": Irish Times

    12/03/2012 11:12:46 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 27 replies
    Turtle Bay and Beyond ^ | December 3, 2012 | J.C. von Krempach, J.D
    There is further evidence of how the tragic death of a pregnant woman in Ireland has been turned into a media hoax by the abortion lobby. Not only did the woman die of an infection that had nothing to do with her pregnancy (and against which an abortion would most certainly not have helped her), but it now turns out that she never made any request for a termination. Kitty Holland, the reporter of the "Irish Times" who originally broke the story that went around the globe, now has admitted that she had not checked any of the facts. In...
  • Facing a triple threat: Doha, EPA and Congress

    12/03/2012 11:12:44 AM PST · by arthurus · 1 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 03 December 2012 | Paul Driessen
    Climate alarmists are meeting in Doha, Qatar, to hammer out a new international treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol that expires this year. The US Environmental Protection Agency is poised to unleash its first wave of carbon dioxide regulations. And Congress is teaming up with the White House to legislate taxes on hydrocarbon use and CO2 emissions, on top of pending tax hike on “the rich.” This serious triple threat to our energy, economy, jobs, living standards, health and welfare is justified by assertions that the actions will stabilize Earth’s climate and prevent a litany of global warming horrors. Our...
  • Obama to GOP: Save the middle class from me

    12/03/2012 11:06:32 AM PST · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-03-12 | DrJohn
    Instead of negotiating with Congress for a deal, Barack Obama is out there campaigning for his tax increase plans. President Barack Obama is urging Congress to pass an extension of tax cuts for middle class families, saying a tax increase for them would be like a "lump of coal" for Christmas. In his first campaign-style event to sell his solution on the "fiscal cliff," Obama says in the Philadelphia suburbs that Republicans should extend existing Bush-era tax rates for households earning $250,000 or less, while allowing increases to kick in for the wealthy. He says both sides need to "get...
  • Social Security - 2012 Results

    12/03/2012 10:59:18 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 39 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 12/03/2012 | Bruce Krasting
    The $46.7B annual cash deficit is the third in a row. The 2012 shortfall confirms it; SS will never see a cash flow surplus again. Every dollar of the cash shortfall MUST be funded by selling additional debt to the public.
  • Internet Question

    12/03/2012 10:54:18 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 16 replies
    12/03/12 | Vanity
    I typed yahoo.com into address bar a couple of time, and kept getting directed to http://www.yahoo.akadns.net/ with some error message page. Tried accessing yahoo by a google search, and same thing. It's working okay now but curious about an explanation for the glitch. Thanks for any insight folks can offer.
  • BARF ALERT: On Race and Taxes, Both Parties Insist Upon Speaking No Evil

    12/03/2012 10:48:35 AM PST · by walford · 9 replies
    Color Lines ^ | November 30 2012 | Imara Jones
    <p>Our current national argument over taxes, debt and the fiscal cliff is nominally about balancing spreadsheets and the arcana of economic formulas, but it’s actually about race. And the fact that those on either side of the budget conversation—both Democrats and Republicans—will not acknowledge as much prevents us from having an honest conversation about what’s at stake.</p>
  • 2012-13 bowl schedule

    12/03/2012 10:47:10 AM PST · by Perdogg · 96 replies
    The 2012-13 bowl season starts in Albuquerque, N.M., and ends in Miami. Here's a look at the schedule from the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 15 to the Discover BCS National Championship Game on Jan. 7 in Miami's Sun Life Stadium.
  • Tales of the Red Tape #26: Taxpayers Finance Rat Condos (Read Them All!)

    12/03/2012 10:46:31 AM PST · by IbJensen · 3 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | January 27, 2012 | Diane Katz
    Millions of American homeowners face foreclosure, but at least one sort of housing crisis has been remedied: No longer will research rats suffer the indignities of crowded cages. That is to say that the federal government has ordered labs to provide precisely measured living quarters for all rodents used in federally funded research. Thus, a female rat and her offspring must be housed (for their short, genetically altered lives) in lodgings that feature no less than 124 square inches of floor space and 7 inches of head room. By comparison, a mama mouse and her litter merit a mere 51-inch...
  • The Favorite Four-Letter Word Of A Socialist With Power...

    12/03/2012 10:43:09 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-3-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Those who have seen finding Nemo know what this is, see the clip here.
  • Fattened Cats - Congress Grows Richer During The Great recession

    12/03/2012 10:36:41 AM PST · by guyshomenet · 5 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 12/3/2012 | Guy Smith
    Don’t worry about the so-called 1%.  They allegedly came by their wealth honestly. Congress on the other hand ... During the Great Recession, the wealth gap between congress and their constituents grew at a spritely pace. At the high end, congress’s cornucopia continued growing by 14% while you and your neighbors’ prosperity plummeted about 39%. On a good day it is damn difficult to like your average congress critter. Knowing that their holdings grew as the world economy imploded illuminates two well known facts: that being connected is profitable and that pitchforks remain viable corrective implements. Crony connectivity accounts for...
  • Romney retreats into California seclusion

    12/03/2012 10:26:14 AM PST · by Colofornian · 231 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Dec. 3, 2012
    SAN DIEGO — The man who planned to be president wakes up each morning now without a plan. Mitt Romney looks out the windows of his beach house here in La Jolla...He devours news from 2,600 miles away in Washington about the "fiscal cliff" negotiations, shaking his head and wondering what if. Gone are the minute-by-minute schedules and the swarm of Secret Service agents. There's no aide to make his peanut butter and honey sandwiches. Romney hangs around the house, sometimes alone, pecking away at his iPad and emailing his CEO buddies, who've been swooping in and out of La...
  • Nokia seeks Linux engineer, Android crowd goes wild

    12/03/2012 10:25:55 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    slashgear.com ^ | Nov 30th 2012 | Chris Burns
    A Nokia job listing [since taken down] has been discovered seeking a Senior Engineer with Linux expertise, rather than Windows Phone experience, this leading the Android masses to have a freak-out-festival about the possibilities of a Google OS Nokia device. At the moment it’s a nearly all-Microsoft party at Nokia with the latter shaking hands heavily with the former for the launch of Windows Phone 8 with devices like the Nokia Lumia 920, a hero for the operating system. With a Linux expert on their team, (not that Nokia doesn’t already have engineers with such expertise), it would appear...
  • GM’s New Electric Chevy Spark - More Green Insanity

    12/03/2012 10:22:33 AM PST · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | December 3, 2012 | Mark Modica
    Albert Einstein is credited with having defined insanity as "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Well, prepare for more insanity as General Motors is doubling down on green energy and plug-in cars after the disappointing sales results from previous entries into the field. The politically-motivated hype that we saw, and continue to see, on the Chevy Volt will be repeated. This time the over-hyped vehicle will be a Korean-made, all-electric Chevy Spark. The misrepresentations from GM and the media on the Spark EV (electric vehicle) are already starting with headlines on stories ( like...
  • FBI Surveilance Van Hot Spot

    12/03/2012 10:15:55 AM PST · by Wuli · 78 replies
    December, 3, 2012 | Wuli
    I have a WiFi capable PC, and use that ability to connect a PC to a Verizon FIOs Hub/Router at home, from which I get my Internet Access. Sometimes my PC is not in the same room as the Verizon hub, and when it is not then the wireless connection is at different states/strengtghs, usually less than excellent. When the little icon for the wireless connection shows the connection is weak, or dead, I can get a slight improvement by brining up the little window that shows all wireless connections the computer finds available, and then disconnecting and reconnecting the...
  • Massive Anti-Obama Rally Planned for Inauguration Day

    nspired by concerns of unemployment, the economy, Benghazi, and matters of foreign policy; organizers are promoting a “Massive Anti-Obama Rally @ Obama’s Inauguration Day.” Their goal? 500,000+ protesters armed with signs identifying the reason for their participation in the rally. The invitation expresses the following: “If you are unsatisfied with President Barack 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…
  • (JCSB Think Tank Activism) Elitism 101: Clinton-Bush and Earlier Origins of "Arab Spring" [Vanity]

    12/03/2012 10:05:22 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 6 replies
    Vanity | 12/03/2012 | Self
    <p>What is the proposed Judeo-Christian, Small Business (JCSB) Think Tank (Discussion threads here on FR) really up against ?</p> <p>Why can’t small business scream loud enough for their Congressmen to hear them ? Because they do not have a think tank or non-governmental organization (NGO) that is rabidly pushing their agenda in government and the private sector.</p>
  • NBC's Todd Cites 'Very Smart' WH Aide Claiming With Today's GOP 'There'd Still Be Slavery'

    12/03/2012 10:03:09 AM PST · by chessplayer · 70 replies
    Appearing on Monday's MSNBC Morning Joe, NBC chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd shared some inside information: "So I threw the Lincoln analogy at a close aide to the President last week, and he said, 'You know, with this Republican – with the way politics of Washington are today, there'd still be slavery.' That Lincoln wouldn't have been able to navigate the polarization..." Rather than dismiss such a nasty partisan attack, Todd observed: "It was an interesting and depressing observation from this very smart White House aide."
  • Galaxy Grande: Milky Way May Be More Massive Than Thought

    12/03/2012 10:02:45 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 22 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 12/3/12 | Ken Croswell
    Hubble observations of a speedy galaxy weigh on the Milky Way and indicate that our galaxy is at least a trillion times as massive as the sunMilky Way GREAT GALAXY: The Milky Way maintains a fleet of some two dozen satellite galaxies whose motions help reveal its mass. Image: NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team Although scientists know the masses of the sun and Earth, it's a different story for the galaxy. Mass estimates range widely: At the low end, some studies find that the galaxy is several hundred billion times as massive as the sun whereas the largest values exceed two trillion...
  • Fired up about new gun control legislation (CO)

    12/03/2012 9:57:46 AM PST · by neverdem · 28 replies
    THE COLORADO STATESMAN ^ | 11/30/2012 | Peter Marcus
    Governor’s office working with legislators, gun control activistsA group of gun control activists have been working with the governor’s office and lawmakers on a package of bills for the upcoming legislative session. The measures take aim at curbing firearm possession by the mentally ill, statewide bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips purchased online, and prohibiting handguns on college campuses.The coalition — which includes Colorado Ceasefire, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Sane Alternatives to the Firearms Epidemic (SAFE Colorado) — is currently narrowing down a list of about 20 proposals. Only four of the recommendations on the wish list...
  • Fighting the Good Conservative Fight

    12/03/2012 9:57:32 AM PST · by Sharkfish · 12 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | December 3, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    Ever since the election, introspective Republicans, gloating Democrats and a largely corrupt media have offered innumerable suggestions regarding how the GOP can “reconstitute,” “re-brand” or “re-invent” itself to attract more Americans. The party must become more diverse, more inclusive, more compassionate and/or more modern. Some of these arguments might have merit, but in reality there is only one thing Republicans must fully embrace: genuine conservatism, for two simple reasons. One, anything less makes them Democrat-lite, and voters will invariably prefer the real thing; and two, embracing conservatism is critical for the nation’s survival. That survival depends on conservatives first acknowledging,...
  • In foiled Jordanian terror plot, officials see hand of resurgent al-Qaeda in Iraq

    12/03/2012 9:54:33 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 2, 2012 | Joby Warrick
    AMMAN, Jordan — The plan was to unleash mayhem across an entire city and “bring Amman to its knees,” in the words of one security official. It would start with suicide bombings at two shopping malls, then build momentum as teams of terrorists blew up cars and raked cafes with machine-gun fire. In the midst of the chaos that would ensue, the attackers would turn their attention to the U.S. Embassy, the primary target and a long-sought prize for the organization that investigators say provided critical support for the scheme: al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Iraq. Using the terrorist group’s expertise and...
  • Columnist Who Inspired Bob Costas Drops New Bomb: 'The NRA Is the New KKK'

    12/03/2012 9:53:44 AM PST · by chessplayer · 61 replies
    Kansas City sportswriter Jason Whitlock loves to stoke controversy. So after he blamed Jovan Belcher's murder-suicide on the "gun culture" -- inspiring NBC Sports lecturer Bob Costas -- in an interview with Roland Martin, he added fuel to the fire by claiming "the NRA is the new KKK." Apparently, black youths are "armed" by the NRA, and they're also responsible for loading up black neighborhoods with drugs:
  • Extra Early Voting Opportunity in Heavily Democratic Area Raises Eyebrows

    12/03/2012 9:51:42 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/28/2012 | Jack Spencer
    Some voters in Lansing got an early opportunity to vote that others in the state didn't have, and some Republicans say that bonus day for absentee voting looked suspiciously like a maneuver to boost turnout for Democrats. The early absentee voting on Sunday, Oct. 28, took place at the South Washington Office Complex, a site located in a Democrat-heavy portion of Lansing. The timing, noon to 4 p.m., coincided with people getting out of church. Official notice of the Sunday voting opportunity was posted on the city's website. Registered voters in Michigan can get an absentee ballot if they meet...