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  • New lawmakers urged to reject God, prayer

    12/04/2012 5:30:38 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 37 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | November 12, 2012
    New House and Senate members are being urged to reject an invitation to join the 105-strong Congressional Prayer Caucus by the influential American Humanist Association which claims there is no evidence of God or Heaven. In a letter to new lawmakers following last week's election, the group warned that Prayer Caucus members too often push legislation that favors Christianity and Christian social morals and that senators and congressmen should abide the Constitutionally mandated separation of church and state. They also indicated opposition to the practice of opening and closing each session of Congress with a prayer, which "relegates non-religious Americans...
  • The Party of Reagan is dead: Long live the Party of Liberty

    12/04/2012 5:15:18 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 30 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/4/12 | Judson Phillips
    As we approached the 40thanniversary of the moon landings four years ago, there was a renewed interest in the space program. Not the current space program, but the space program of the 60’s that put Americans on the moon. Obama killed the current space program, so all we can do now is look back with nostalgia at our glory days. The Republican Party is the same way. Every year, almost every local Republican Party has a Reagan day dinner. Republicans remember the glory days when they ran Washington. The Republican rank and file is much like the average American. They...
  • Obama, Media Whitewash Morsi's Pro-Jihad, Anti-Jew Past

    12/04/2012 5:12:56 AM PST · by yoe · 4 replies
    IBD ^ | December 3,2012 | Editor
    Islamofascism: To hear the president and his media stenographers, Egypt's new leader is a "practical" guy who's surprisingly Westernized. He loves our movies and even the "ERA." Such positive reviews provide Mohammed Morsi a fig leaf of secularism and legitimacy. But they cannot hide his dark Islamist heart. [snip] For starters, Morsi was hardly a bit player in the Brotherhood. He was hailed as a martyr by the radical Islamist group after spending seven months behind bars for supporting jihadists. And he worked for years alongside Hamas, the Brotherhood's Palestinian branch. He spent a decade helping lead the Brotherhood's parliamentary...
  • Military judge taken off Ft. Hood shooting case over beard fight

    12/04/2012 5:12:12 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 69 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 3, 2012, 6:45 p.m. | By Matt Pearce
    A military judge's "duel of wills" with Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan over whether Hasan would have to shave made the judge appear biased, requiring his removal from the case, a military appeals court ruled Monday. Hasan, 42, is accused of killing of 13 people and wounding 32 others in a rampage at Ft. Hood, Texas, on Nov. 5, 2009. Hasan, who is Muslim, said that he had grown the beard for religious reasons and that it was protected under freedom of religious expression. Military prosecutors disagreed, as did the judge, Col. Gregory Gross, who ruled that the beard violated the...
  • Republicans and Mad Max

    12/04/2012 5:10:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2012 | Mona Charen
    The incomparable Walter Russell Mead, writing in the American Interest, offered a glimpse into the coming dystopia: "Things are getting worse in San Bernardino. The city filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, but its financial situation has continued to deteriorate. And now with what promises to be a heated court battle over payments to the state pension fund in the offing, further cuts are likely. "Things are getting so bad that at a recent city council meeting, the city attorney advised residents to 'lock their doors and load their guns' because the city could no longer afford to keep up...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - December 4, 2012 [Devotional]

    12/04/2012 5:09:01 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 12/4/12 | Joel Osteen
    The Journey of Preparation Today's Scripture A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9, NKJV. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Oftentimes, God will use our experiences in life as stepping stones to prepare us for what He has in store next. Scripture tells us that He’ll even take the things the enemy tries to bring against us and turn them around and use them for our good. He is always leading us on a journey of preparation. That’s why it’s so important to keep our eyes focused on Him. We have to...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday December 4, 2012

    12/04/2012 5:08:24 AM PST · by SoothingDave · 45 replies
    Word For The Day, December 4, 2012 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". potvaliant [pot-val-yuh nt] -adj brave only as a result of being drunk.
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [December 4, 2012]

    12/04/2012 5:06:09 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Law of Opposition "To him who overcomes . . ." —Revelation 2:7 Life without war is impossible in the natural or the supernatural realm. It is a fact that there is a continuing struggle in the physical, mental, moral, and spiritual areas of life.Health is the balance between the physical parts of my body and all the things and forces surrounding me. To maintain good health I must have sufficient internal strength to fight off the things that are external. Everything outside my physical life is designed to cause my death. The very elements that sustain me while...
  • China, South Korea agree to boost yuan, won use in trade

    12/04/2012 5:02:48 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7 hrs ago
    Trade giants China and South Korea have agreed to utilise their currency swap valued at $59 billion to boost the use of yuan and won in bilateral trade, Seoul's finance ministry and central bank said on Tuesday. Central banks of the world's largest and seventh largest exporters will begin lending trading firms yuan and won through banks from later this month for use in settling trade bills, the Ministry of Strategy and Finance and the Bank of Korea said in a joint statement. "Using local currencies for trade settlement has been a global trend since the end of the 2008-2009...
  • A Movement Toward Food Justice

    12/04/2012 5:02:27 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 123 replies
    linkedin ^ | 12/4/2012 | cory booker
    This morning, I will begin living on a food budget of $30 a week / $4.32 per day. This is the financial equivalent of the budget provided to people participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, in the State of New Jersey. I will live only on a SNAP equivalent food budget for the next seven days. Undertaking what is referred to as the #SNAPChallenge began with a social media-based conversation on Twitter. A Twitter user tweeted me her opinion that "nutrition is not the responsibility of the government". This comment caused me to...
  • With a Pocketful of Democracy

    12/04/2012 4:59:42 AM PST · by expat1000 · 8 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | December 03, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The age of the encyclopedia salesman and the vacuum cleaner salesman peddling heavy bundles of books and snakelike cables door to door is done. But the age of the democracy salesman has taken its place. No longer do bright young lads tote along everything there is to know about the letter E in one omnibus volume or demonstrate how the latest Suck-O-Zoom can get stains out of any carpet as an introduction to the wonders of free enterprise. Instead, if they haven't been sidetracked by the siren lure of the dot com or the minimum wage job, they, like the...
  • Bishops Letter on the Economy - Economic Justice for All

    12/04/2012 4:55:11 AM PST · by publius1 · 17 replies
    NCCB ^ | 1986 | US Catholic Bishops
    The precarious economic situation of so many people and so many families calls for examination of U.S. economic arrangements. Christian conviction and the American promise of liberty and justice for all give the poor and the vulnerable a special claim on the nation's concern. They also challenge all members of the Church to help build a more just society. 20. The investment of human creativity and material resources in the production of the weapons of war makes these economic problems even more difficult to solve.
  • Obama Barreling Toward Real Fiscal Cliff

    12/04/2012 4:53:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    Some commentators wonder why President Obama always engages in brinksmanship. Why can't he meet Republicans halfway, like Clinton did, they ask. Let me try to respond. One blogger suggests that Obama prefers to play chicken, taking the nation right to the edge of a fiscal disaster because it will increase the likelihood that the GOP will cave. Perhaps, but there's more to it. Many of us warned that Obama is not, by nature or ideology, a conciliator. He is not a centrist, and he's not someone who is interested in the other side's ideas. He knows what he wants to...
  • Fiscal Struggle Puts Detroit Under Credit Cloud

    12/04/2012 4:52:31 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 5 replies
    cnbc ^ | December 04, 2012 | Reuters
    Detroit's fiscal clock is ticking down again as the city faces running out of money by the end of the year unless a political squabble between the mayor and city council can be resolved. Without a resolution, the state of Michigan will not release cash to keep the city running. Mayor Dave Bing, who contends that bankruptcy or bond defaults are not on the horizon, is prepared to put city workers on unpaid leave to keep the struggling local government operating. Credit rating agencies are warning that political and legal obstacles could derail plans to get Detroit back on solid...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (12/4/12)[Prayer]

    12/04/2012 4:52:23 AM PST · by left that other site · 23 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/4/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Cornerstone Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed.
  • Soldiers, Police Seize Illegal Weapons Hidden in Negev Sheep Pen

    12/04/2012 4:36:32 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/12/12 | David Lev
    A crack IDF team, along with several police units, has discovered and confiscated a cache of illegal weapons. The weapons were discovered in a sheep pen in the Bedouin village of Hura in the Negev. A number of residents of the town were taken into custody. The weapons were found in several sacks hidden inside the pen. Among the weapons were M-16 rifles and dozens of cartridges for them. Other weapons were found as well. The owner of the pen said that he had no idea that the weapons were there, nor did he know how they got there. He...
  • U.S. SINKS 9 SHIPS AT GUADALCANAL, LOSES CRUISER, BUT BARS LANDING (12/4/42)

    12/04/2012 4:29:37 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 8 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 12/4/42 | Raymond Daniell, David Anderson, James MacDonald, Ralph Parker, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • The Post-Election Public Mood: It’s About to Hit the Fan

    12/04/2012 4:27:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 124 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | December 3, 2012 | Gordon Runyan
    Freedom Outpost has previously reported on the fact that gun sales represent at least one booming sector of the American economy since the re-election of Barak Obama. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to interpret that piece of data in terms of sociology: What must people be thinking? That’s a legitimate question, and it’s easy to think of an answer. Horror icon, Stephen King, has a theory that the same sort of “weather vane” indication of the public mood can be discerned from the popularity, or lack thereof, of current scary movies. In his nonfiction book about creating horror fiction, Danse...
  • 7 Reasons Socialism Will Make You Poorer Than Capitalism

    12/04/2012 4:26:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2012 | John Hawkins
    Given what we know in 2012, saying that capitalism will make a society richer than socialism should be about as controversial as saying the earth is round, not flat. Yet, a recent Gallup poll shows that more liberals have a positive view of socialism than capitalism. This is only possible because there are so many perverse incentives that drive the promotion of socialism. If you're a politician, socialism puts power in your hands while capitalism takes it away. If you want to use the government to control people's lives, socialism is a wonderful vehicle to do just that while capitalism...
  • “You Were Never Lovelier” (Movie Reviews-12/4/42)

    12/04/2012 4:18:41 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 5 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 12/4/42 | Bosley Crowther, T.M.P.
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  • Federal Judge Caters To Reputed Mobster

    12/04/2012 4:16:26 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 2 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 12/04/12 | Friends of Ours
    Reputed Colombo mobster Charles "Charlie Moose" Panarella has avoided trial on a labor racketeering indictment for the last decade by claiming infirmity but federal judge Sterling Johnson nevertheless has given the 90-year-old permission to travel from his Poconos home into New York "to accept an award from the union he's accused of pillaging" without even allowing the government an opportunity to object to "the audacious request" as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News: "'we would never have approved it,' said a law enforcement source who spoke on condition of anonymity." Johnson took senior status in 2003 with the...
  • Talking Tax Reform, Let’s Start with Cokie’s Uterus

    12/04/2012 4:15:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2012 | John Ransom
    It’s apparently cool for the cool kids to think that Grover Norquist is a dweeb. Yes, the guy who has been warning all of us about the untenable nature of the federal tax-and-spend system, the guy who came up with the novel idea that the Republican Party should actually stand for something- and be held accountable for campaign promises- is in trouble now. Prior to the election, the reason why politicians like Barack Obama and Lindsey Graham trimmed their sails to the political winds in the first place and extended the Bush era tax cuts was because a guy like...
  • Anna Wintour 'leading contender to be America's UK ambassador'

    12/04/2012 4:15:05 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | December 4, 2012 | Alex Spillius
    On the face of it, Ms Wintour, 63, may not appear a natural candidate for international diplomacy. Her reportedly aloof and demanding personality has earned her the nickname “Nuclear Wintour” and inspired the waspish character played by Meryl Streep in the film The Devil Wears Prada. But according to Bloomberg News, Mr Obama has placed her on his short list to safeguard transatlantic relations at the Court of St James. It would be hard to find a better connected ambassador in the fields of fashion and entertainment than Ms Wintour, who was awarded an OBE for services to British journalism...
  • Charges dropped against New Haven [CT] attorney who brought handgun to Batman movie

    12/04/2012 4:07:33 AM PST · by Daffynition · 3 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | December 03, 2012 | William Kaempffer
    NEW HAVEN — A judge dismissed all charges against a local immigration lawyer arrested for bringing a licensed handgun to a Batman movie last year less than three weeks after a Colorado massacre at a debut of “The Dark Knight Rises.” On the behalf of the state, Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney Dave Strollo Monday entered ”nolles” on counts of breach of peace and interfering with police against attorney Sung-Ho Hwang in connection with the Aug. 7 incident at the Criterion Cinemas downtown.
  • Iran Flies Propaganda; US Denies Drone Downed

    12/04/2012 4:03:52 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/12/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    The United States has denied an Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ claim that they downed a US spy drone, possibly part of the regime’s propaganda in the wake of mounting evidence pointing to a feverish race to develop a nuclear weapon. “The U.S. Navy has fully accounted for all unmanned air vehicles (UAV) operating in the Middle East region. Our operations in the Gulf are confined to internationally recognized water and air space,” a spokesman for U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain told news agencies. “We have no record that we have lost any ScanEagles recently.” Iran’s state-controlled media reported Tuesday...
  • Where Have You Gone, Bill Buckley?

    12/04/2012 4:02:29 AM PST · by publius1 · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12/3/12 | David Welch
    IT is a shame that William F. Buckley Jr. passed away in 2008. The conservative movement could use him — or someone like him — right now. In the 1960s, Buckley, largely through his position at the helm of National Review, displayed political courage and sanity by taking on the John Birch Society, an influential anti-Communist group whose members saw conspiracies everywhere they looked. Fast forward half a century. The modern-day Birchers are the Tea Party. By loudly espousing extreme rhetoric, yet holding untenable beliefs, they have run virtually unchallenged by the Republican leadership, aided by irresponsible radio talk-show hosts...
  • Where Have You Gone, Bill Buckley?

    12/04/2012 4:02:01 AM PST · by publius1 · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12/3/12 | David Welch
    IT is a shame that William F. Buckley Jr. passed away in 2008. The conservative movement could use him — or someone like him — right now. In the 1960s, Buckley, largely through his position at the helm of National Review, displayed political courage and sanity by taking on the John Birch Society, an influential anti-Communist group whose members saw conspiracies everywhere they looked. Fast forward half a century. The modern-day Birchers are the Tea Party. By loudly espousing extreme rhetoric, yet holding untenable beliefs, they have run virtually unchallenged by the Republican leadership, aided by irresponsible radio talk-show hosts...
  • Polls: Nation that re-elected Obama wants more spending cuts than tax hikes, still hates Obamacare

    12/04/2012 3:53:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 3, 2012 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    Look, I don’t even know anymore. I’m just gonna put these out there for you as yet another indication of how tough getting anywhere close to solving our deficit and debt problems is. It’s a nice complement to the latest in the fiscal cliff saga, in which allegedly intractable, unreasonable Republicans offer a Simpson-Bowles-like compromise that might actually come within a couple ballparks of acknowledging our debt problems while Democrats seem rather enthusiastic about cliff-diving and yet the press and public are determined to blame Republicans for going over. Let’s see if that can change in the near future. Presumably...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - December 4, 2012

    12/04/2012 2:47:32 AM PST · by sneakers · 19 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
  • The Middle East “Two State Solution” Delusion

    12/04/2012 2:47:04 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 1 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 12/4/12 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
    Following Obama’s declaration to the Turkish Parliament that he was all in for the two-state-solution, he doubled down in Cairo, Egypt on June 4, 2009 when he said: "For decades, there has been a stalemate: two peoples with legitimate aspirations, each with a painful history that makes compromise elusive. It is easy to point fingers. But if we see this conflict only from one side or the other, then we will be blind to the truth: the only resolution is for the aspirations of both sides to be met through two states, where Israelis and Palestinians each live in peace...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Greatest Hits

    12/04/2012 2:38:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/03/12 | John Fund
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Greatest HitsBy John Fund December 3, 2012 9:57 A.M. Republicans think they got a bit of good news this morning with the announcement that President Obama has asked Debbie Wasserman Schultz to continue as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. The Florida congresswoman will now lead the party through the 2014 mid-term elections. **SNIP** - “We own the economy,” she declared at a breakfast sponsored by Politico in June 2011. “We own the beginning of the turnaround, and we want to make sure that we continue that pace of recovery.” The economy, she said, “has turned around”...
  • Book of lamentations: An intimate look at Anglicanism

    12/04/2012 2:32:38 AM PST · by Cronos · 1 replies
    The Economist ^ | Nov 2012 | Economist
    TO ENGLISHMEN of Roger Scruton’s generation (he is 68), religion was “as unmentionable as sex or love or hygiene”. The clumsy soul who stops by a country church in Philip Larkin’s 1955 poem, “Church Going”, speaks of an “awkward reverence”. This seems to be what Anglicanism means for many: God, as depicted in church services, is an Englishman, “uncomfortable in the presence of enthusiasm, reluctant to make a fuss, but trapped into making public speeches”, .. Mr Scruton’s work has a spurtive, poetic quality to it. Justifications of Anglican doctrine lie beside the author’s thoughts on his village church. Literary...
  • Senate Dems push climate change amendment (to defense authorization bill)

    12/04/2012 2:19:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/03/12 | Zack Colman
    Senate Dems push climate change amendmentBy Zack Colman - 12/03/12 11:12 PM ET Senate Democrats are attempting to force a vote on climate change through an amendment to the defense authorization bill, according to a copy of the amendment obtained by The Hill. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s (D-R.I.) amendment calls for the U.S. to “assess, plan for, and mitigate the security and strategic implications of climate change” out of concern for national security. Democrats might be looking for a vote of record by Republicans on climate change, thinking opposition to it would be cast in a negative light after Hurricane Sandy....
  • Today's Toons 12/4/12

    12/04/2012 1:24:34 AM PST · by pookie18 · 19 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 12/4/12 | pookie18
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  • TEA PARTY VS. PROGRESSIVE REPUBLICANS — BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF THE GOP

    12/04/2012 1:16:06 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 57 replies
    www.theBLAZE.com ^ | December 3, 2012 | Meredith Jessup
    TEA PARTY VS. PROGRESSIVE REPUBLICANS — BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF THE GOP December 3, 2012 by Meredith Jessup Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles examining what went wrong for the Republican Party in the 2012 presidential election and where the GOP goes from here. Please visit our special section GOP: What Next? to follow the series stories and find related content. – Since Nov. 6, there has been no shortage of opinions as to why challenger Mitt Romney and the Republican Party failed to ouster President Barack Obama.  Pre-election divisions in the Republican Party...
  • Hague verdicts stoke old war feud

    12/04/2012 1:11:36 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    Tygodnik Powszechny, Cracow ^ | 12/3/2012 | Aleksandra Cholewa
    The acquittal of two Croat generals and a Kosovar ex-prime minister has reignited the dispute over a much-contested subject in the former Yugoslavia: who was the victim and who the aggressor in the war nearly 20 years ago? "Damn those who are still for (Belgrade's accession to) the EU." Supporters of nationalist movement Dveri wave Serbian national flags in front of the EU delegation premises in Belgrade. November 17, 2012 Although it’s been more than two weeks since the acquittal of the Croat generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markač – accused of committing war crimes during the Serb-Croat war in...
  • Piers Morgan looks like a fool debating the 2nd Amendment on Twitter.

    12/04/2012 12:53:24 AM PST · by South40 · 58 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/4/2012
  • I Missed My Ten Year Anniversary

    12/04/2012 12:48:57 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 56 replies
    Freerepublic.com ^ | December 3, 2012 | Melanie Phillips
    It's been a good ten years. Thanks to ArmyAirCorps; Cindy; LS; Kathy in Alaska; Ms. Behavin; Old Sarge; Nachum; azamericonnie; Jim Robinson; Neverdem; Lucyt; Slingsandarrows; grandeagle; mestamachine; kingprout; Biglook; backhoe; txradioguy; J Rios1968; darkwing104; blam; tigerlikesrooster and many more. I have enjoyed your posts and interaction during the years.
  • Entire Ukraine government resigns

    12/04/2012 12:16:51 AM PST · by Daffynition · 13 replies
    AFP ^ | Dec 4, 2012 | Ania TSOUKANOVA
    KIEV — Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and the entire government resigned Monday in a surprise move after controversial elections as the economy teeters on the brink of recession. The presidency said President Viktor Yanukovych had accepted Azarov's request to give up his post and become an MP, a move expected to be repeated by several cabinet ministers. It remained unclear who would fill the powerful post of premier, with some analysts speculating it could go to a member of the elite close to Yanukovych known as the "Family". "President Viktor Yanukovych accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov,...
  • Analyst Makes Bombshell Prediction Of $50 Oil, More Production Than Possibly Know What To Do With

    12/04/2012 12:02:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 1, 2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    For the US economy, this would be a 'Black Swan' of a totally different variety. In Bank of America/Merrill Lynch's 2013 Energy Outlook, analyst Sabine Schels and colleagues make a shocking prediction about the possible path of West Texas Intermediate oil. Surging US shale oil output creates risk of $50 WTI North America’s energy supplies are surging while the rest of the world continues to fight for scarce molecules of oil and gas. On our estimates, onshore US crude oil output now vastly exceeds previous growth rates in liquids and nat gas, particularly in Lower 48 states. With profitability for...
  • How Reality TV Saved the Second Amendment

    12/03/2012 11:51:59 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 3, 2012 | Ron Resnick
    I used to dream that someday I would make a fortune, retire from whatever business occasioned the fortune, and endow what I would call the Second Amendment Litigation Trust. The sole purpose of this trust would be to finance Second Amendment attorneys to prosecute litigation designed to result in judicial decisions affirming the Constitutional right of individuals to keep and bear arms. I envisioned raising public, legislative, and judicial knowledge and awareness of the origin of, and the meaning of, the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. I was looking forward to hiring Second Amendment scholars to...
  • Cold Fusion Pioneer says LENR is not Fusion

    12/03/2012 11:44:28 PM PST · by Kevmo · 39 replies
    Cold Fusion News ^ | Nov 20, 2012 | http://coldfusion3.com/
    Cold Fusion Pioneer says LENR is not Fusion Published November 20, 2012. | By jennifer. The man who invented the term “cold fusion” now says that the effect popularly described as cold fusion or low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) is not fusion. Professor Emeritus Steven E. Jones told Sterling D. Allan of Pure Energy Systems that he’s not sure what to call the effect. Jones is the man who came up with the term cold fusion in a Scientific American article in July 1987. Jones was actually researching the phenomenon two full years before Pons and Fleischmann put it on...
  • Thorium Investments

    12/03/2012 11:35:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Energy & Capital ^ | September 10, 2012 | Jeff Siegel
    I told you what was going to happen. I even reminded you back in July. Japan is NOT giving up on nuclear. The bottom line is that those with the purse strings to dictate policy want nuclear back. And that's exactly what they're getting. The last time I told you about this, I wrote that a very powerful business lobby in Japan argued that businesses couldn't handle any possible disruptions in power output — particularly at a time when the economy is under such intense pressure. It doesn't matter that Japan did survive peak summer and winter energy demand with...
  • Amsterdam to create 'scum villages' {dutch trailer parks!}

    12/03/2012 11:27:22 PM PST · by Cronos · 19 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 3.Dec.2012 | Bruno Waterfield
    Holland's capital already has special hit squad of municipal officials to identify the worst offenders for a compulsory six month course in how to behave. Social housing problem families or tenants who do not show an improvement or refuse to go to the special units face eviction and homelessness. Eberhard van der Laan, Amsterdam's Labour mayor, has tabled the Ł810,000 plan to tackle 13,000 complaints of anti-social behaviour every year. He complained that long-term harassment often leads to law abiding tenants, rather than their nuisance neighbours, being driven out. The new punishment housing camps have been dubbed "scum villages" because...
  • Experts: Restricting troops’ access to firearms is necessary to reduce rate of suicides

    12/03/2012 11:16:25 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 48 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | December 3, 2012 | By NANCY MONTGOMERY,
    The horror of war, repeated deployments, the operations tempo, failed relationships, financial problems, legal trouble, depression, PTSD, TBI. Many reasons have been suggested to explain the substantial rise in the suicide rate of soldiers that began in 2004. Numerous prevention efforts were launched, hundreds of millions of dollars spent on studies and task forces, resilience programs and increasing access to mental health care. Yet eight years and hundreds of deaths later, the suicide rate hasn’t improved. The number of suspected suicides in 2012 among active-duty soldiers was 166 at the end of October, surpassing the 165 total for all of...
  • S.F. Muni Metro shutdown snarls commute [San Francisco is a "transit first" city]

    12/03/2012 11:07:53 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Monday, December 3, 2012 | Vivian Ho and Joe Garofoli
    A blown transformer at the Van Ness Muni Station in San Francisco caused the shutdown of the Metro subway system Monday evening. Muni officials said the transformer blew at about 6 p.m. as a result of rain damage from Sunday's storm. Subway service had not reopened late Monday, but light-rail vehicles were running on surface lines in the western part of the city. Also, cars on the F-Market line, which runs above ground, had been turned around at 11th Street for a time because of an earlier accident at Market and Dolores streets. The line was reopened at 8:35 p.m....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-04-12, OM, St. John Damascene, Priest & Doctor/Church

    12/03/2012 11:02:06 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-04-12 | Revised New American Bible
    December 4, 2012   Tuesday of the First Week of Advent   Reading 1 Is 11:1-10 On that day,A shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse,and from his roots a bud shall blossom.The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him:a Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,A Spirit of counsel and of strength,a Spirit of knowledge and of fear of the LORD,and his delight shall be the fear of the LORD.Not by appearance shall he judge,nor by hearsay shall he decide,But he shall judge the poor with justice,and decide aright for the land's afflicted.He shall strike the ruthless with...
  • European Roma (gypsy) descended from Indian 'untouchables', genetic study shows

    12/03/2012 10:52:28 PM PST · by Cronos · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3.Dec.2012 | Dean Nelson
    ..a study led by Indian and Estonian academics, including Dr Toomas Kivisild of Cambridge University, has confirmed their origins in the Indian sub-continent, and even identified the location and social background from which they emerged. ..The study, which was published this month in the journal Nature, examined Y chromosomes in DNA samples to compare the genetic signatures of European Roma men with those of thousands of Indians from throughout the sub-continent. Scientists from Hyderabad's Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology collaborated with colleagues in Estonia and Switzerland to compare more than 10,000 samples, including from members of 214 different Indian...
  • Doomsday French mountain to be closed 'on day the world ends' 21.Dec.2012

    12/03/2012 10:41:46 PM PST · by Cronos · 4 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4.Dec.2012 | Henry Samuel
    New Agers and UFO watchers will be barred access to the flat-top mount outside Bugarach, population 179, during a four-day period around the date they are convinced represents Armageddon. New Agers and UFO watchers will be barred access to the flat-top mount outside Bugarach, population 179, during a four-day period around the date they are convinced represents Armageddon. They believe the Pic de Bugarach is an "alien garage" and that extraterrestrials are quietly waiting in a massive cavity beneath the rock for the world to end, at which point they will leave, taking, it is hoped, a lucky few humans...
  • State Department Spent 4.5 Million for Embassy Art, Had No Money for Benghazi Security

    12/03/2012 10:41:17 PM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    FRONTPAGEMAG ^ | December 2, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Remember Benghazi only happened because the State Department had no money for security. And the military had no money for planes. And Obama had no money for his campaign and had to rush to Vegas to fundraise with Beyonce. Things that the State Department did have money for? Mosque renovations, promoting environmental awareness in Baghdad, and 4.5 million for Art in Embassies.