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  • The Most Disappointing Movies of 2012

    12/04/2012 4:25:58 PM PST · by Carbonsteel · 57 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/30/2012 | By Jonathan Crow
    This vaguely creepy children's' movie, boasting a cast of Toni Braxton, Christopher Lloyd, and Jaime Pressly, proved to be the biggest bomb of all time. Though the movie cost around $60 million, including marketing and advertising, it took in barely $1 million at the end of the day. While it might not be a movie disappointment on par with "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," it certainly wasn't good news for the poor sots who invested in this flick.
  • N.C. State to wear special uniforms to honor Valvano (Don't Give Up!!)

    12/04/2012 4:24:22 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 6 replies
    The Fayetteville Observer ^ | 12/04/2012 | Bret Strelow
    his summer, coach Mark Gottfried consulted with Adidas in hopes of creating a special jersey for N.C. State's appearance in the Jimmy V Classic. When the Wolfpack faces Connecticut tonight at Madison Square Garden, it will pay tribute to Jim Valvano and the 1983 national championship. N.C. State has played in the Jimmy V Classic one previous time, losing 69-60 against Connecticut in 2002.
  • More Than the Navy’s Numbers Could Be Sinking

    12/04/2012 4:22:09 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 7 replies
    Time ^ | December 4, 2012 | Winslow Wheeler
    Second of three articlesThe shrinking size of the fleet is just one variable in considering its adequacy: the ability to perform assigned missions, especially after withstanding whatever threats may exist, is a far better measure than mere numbers. As described by the Congressional Research Service, a core mission is to influence “events ashore by countering both land- and sea-based military forces of potential regional threats…including improved Chinese military forces and non-state terrorist organizations.” This is similar to the mission described by former defense secretary Robert Gates: “to enhance…overall posture and capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region” with “numbers, speed, and agility...
  • Bob Costas interrupts football game to bash American gun owners

    12/04/2012 4:21:27 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/03/2012 | Chris Cox
    When celebrities and media personalities attempt to plumb the depths of our social consciousness, the result is rarely pretty. Such was the case Sunday night when NBC sportscaster Bob Costas shamelessly tried to capitalize on the recent and tragic murder-suicide involving the NFLÂ’s Jovan Belcher to score personal political points against law-abiding gun owners.For anyone who missed it, in his halftime segment during Sunday nightÂ’s NFL game between the Dallas Cowboy and the Philadelphia Eagles, Costas hit his captive audience of football fans over the head with this absurd rant: You want some actual perspective on this? Well, a...
  • PHOTO: Hilarious Anti-Morsi Demonstrator Sign With Message to Obama

    12/04/2012 4:21:17 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 46 replies
    Self | December 4, 2012 | PJ-Comix
  • Do You Live In A Death Spiral State?

    12/04/2012 4:19:20 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 12 replies
    forbes.com ^ | 11/25/2012 @ 8:13AM
    Thinking about buying a house? Or a municipal bond? Be careful where you put your capital. Don’t put it in a state at high risk of a fiscal tailspin. Eleven states make our list of danger spots for investors. They can look forward to a rising tax burden, deteriorating state finances and an exodus of employers. The list includes California, New York, Illinois and Ohio, along with some smaller states like New Mexico and Hawaii. If your career takes you to Los Angeles or Chicago, don’t buy a house. Rent. If you have money in municipal bonds, clean up the...
  • Change on veterans’ gun rights lights fire (Coburn wants decisions by judge rather than VA)

    12/04/2012 4:16:24 PM PST · by plain talk · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dec 3 2012 | David Sherfinski
    A major defense-spending bill hit an unexpected bump on its journey through the U.S. Senate over an amendment on veterans’ gun rights, which devolved into a heated floor debate and foreshadows a potential battle over Democrats’ vows to tweak the filibuster rules in the clubby, traditionally collegial body. Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, wants veterans who have been deemed “mentally incompetent” to have their cases adjudicated by a judge — rather than the Department of Veterans Affairs, as happens currently — and argued that veterans who simply cannot support themselves financially are needlessly given the label and, as such, cannot...
  • Voice of the Vanquished: a Warning from History

    12/04/2012 4:15:29 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 18 replies
    Kabyles.net ^ | December 1st, 2012 | Arilès; translated by Cheradenine Zakalwe
    When I was a teenager I thought that my ancestors were idiots, useless imbeciles for having accepted this miserable religion 15 centuries ago. I was ashamed of my people of origin. I forgot that they had simply been beaten in war and submitted to their conquerors who hurried to rewrite their history. That twisted history that I learned myself at school and had to unlearn on my own, through effort and perseverance. Looking at France, Belgium, Germany, England, Spain and lots of other countries too, I realise that even people who have been warned can be islamised by stealth, by...
  • If Kasandra Perkins Only Had A Gun, Bob Costas ...

    12/04/2012 4:14:53 PM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 4, 2012
    Gun Control: If the girlfriend of the football linebacker killed in a murder-suicide had a gun to defend herself, she might be alive today to explain how guns save lives and more of them means less crime. Let us start with the proposition that Jovan Belcher, the 6-foot-2-inch, 228-pound Kansas City Chiefs linebacker, did not need his legally obtained and registered gun to kill his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins. He could have used his bare hands to dispatch his partner, or even, say, a knife, as was used in another murder case involving a famous football player that NBC Sports announcer...
  • Article works to get rid of the Heavenly Mother myths [Meet Mrs. god; wife of a Mormon god]

    12/04/2012 4:01:55 PM PST · by Colofornian · 10 replies
    Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | Dec. 3, 2012 | Doug Gibson
    Meridian Magazine, a Mormon magazine, (its website is http://ldsmag.com) has published an excellent article by Warren Aston, titled “The Other Half of Heaven: Debunking Myths About Heavenly Mother.” (Read) It’s refreshing to see this piece published in Meridian, which is often a vanilla-plain LDS-themed publication. (Hat tip for learning about the article goes to LDS writer Joanna Brooks, via her Facebook page).For a divine individual who is presumably equal to her spouse, Heavenly Father, Mormons are hesitant to discuss Heavenly Mother. As Aston points out, the most condescending reason sometimes offered for the silence on Heavenly Mother is that to...
  • Arizona Senators Don’t Know Gov. Jan Brewer’s Whereabouts

    12/04/2012 3:59:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/04/12 | Jonathan Easley
    Arizona Sens. John McCain (R) and Jon Kyl (R) said Tuesday they have no idea where Gov. Jan Brewer (R-Ariz.) is. “No, everybody keeps asking me that,” Kyl told The Hill. “I didn’t know she was missing.” McCain answered similarly. “Since I wasn’t home last weekend I didn’t know about this,” McCain told The Hill. “Jon [Kyl] just told me that there was some issue that she’s not around.” On Tuesday, the Associated Press reported that Brewer was taking a week-long out-of-state work trip that’s shrouded in mystery. Her office has refused to disclose her location or the nature of...
  • New York Post piles on the horror with front-page photo of man about to be killed by subway train

    12/04/2012 3:57:28 PM PST · by Arthurio · 64 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12.4
    The New York Post is facing criticism over its decision to publish a front-page photo of a man, pushed onto the subway tracks in Midtown on Monday, trying to climb to safety before being fatally struck by an oncoming train. Ki Suk Han, a 58-year-old from Queens, N.Y., was hurled from the 49th Street station platform onto the tracks by "a deranged man" around 12:30 p.m., according to the paper. Han was attempting to calm the man, apparently a panhandler, when a scuffle broke out, police say. The man then pushed him onto the tracks. Witnesses told police the man...
  • Ayotte: Rice Went Beyond Benghazi Talking Points

    12/04/2012 3:56:13 PM PST · by haffast · 16 replies
    National Journal ^ | Sun, Dec 2, 2012 | Matt Vasilogambros
    Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., said U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice went beyond the talking points she was given on the terrorist attack in Libya when she appeared on Sunday talk shows shortly after the Sept. 11 attack. Ayotte, along with five other senators, met with Rice on the Hill this week to discuss her reaction to the attack, which left four Americans dead. Ayotte said she was “very troubled” by what she heard, noting specifically that Rice had read the classified intelligence briefings saying that al-Qaida was behind the attack and did not mention that in her television appearances. Ayotte also...
  • Papa Johns of the world don’t get that Obama cares about employee’s health (Don't read while eating)

    12/04/2012 3:43:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Baltimore Post-Examiner ^ | November 28, 2012 | Doug Hissom
    This election season brought out some of the more bizarre behavior we’ve seen from corporations across the country. Having unlimited access to candidates through unlimited campaign contributions wasn’t enough. Some CEO types got on bully pulpits to blast the president and his health care plan before the election. Some of that rhetoric was over the top. Some of it could have been illegal. Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter warned that he would raise his pizza prices from 15 cents to 20 cents per order to pay for Obamacare, which could bring the third largest pizza delivery operation in the U.S....
  • Fox News Puts Karl Rove on the Bench

    12/04/2012 3:41:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 12/4/2012 | Gabriel Sherman
    The post-election soul searching going on inside the Republican Party is taking place inside Fox News as well. Fox News chief Roger Ailes, a canny marketer and protector of his network’s brand, has been taking steps since November to reposition Fox in the post-election media environment, freshening story lines — and in some cases, changing the characters. According to multiple Fox sources, Ailes has issued a new directive to his staff: He wants the faces associated with the election off the air — for now. For Karl Rove and Dick Morris — a pair of pundits perhaps most closely aligned...
  • Tunisia suspect in Benghazi case refuses to talk to FBI: lawyer

    12/04/2012 3:40:40 PM PST · by haffast · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Dec 3, 2012 3:00pm EST | Reuters
    (Reuters) - A Tunisian man suspected of being involved with the September 11 attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya has refused to be interviewed by FBI investigators, his lawyer said on Monday. Ali Ani al-Harzi, jailed and under investigation in Tunisia over the attack having been deported from Turkey, said he would not see the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents alone, Anouar Aouled told Reuters. Harzi was one of two Tunisians named in October by the Daily Beast website as having been detained in Turkey over the attacks in Benghazi in which Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to...
  • CALIF. TEACHERS UNION RELEASES CARTOON VIDEO FEATURING ‘THE RICH’ URINATING ON THE POOR

    12/04/2012 3:38:56 PM PST · by 20 years too late · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec 4, 2012 | Jason Howerton
    A new animated video released by the California Federation of Teachers shows the rich “1 percent” urinating on and stealing money from the less fortunate and middle class. The purpose of the video is to explain “economic inequality” and the need for wealthy people to pay their “fair share of taxes.”
  • Brigham Young biography portrays a great leader and an unpleasant man [Book on Lds Deseret shelf]

    12/04/2012 3:35:55 PM PST · by Colofornian · 61 replies
    Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | Oct. 6, 2012 | Doug Gibson
    Closing the book after reading, "Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet," the new biography by George Mason University religious studies professor John G. Turner, published by Belknap Press of Harvard University, causes some swirling emotions for this Latter-day Saint reader. From reading Turner’s fantastic — and it is by far the best that has been written of Young’s life — biography, it’s easy for a faithful Mormon to agree that God called Young to the task of moving 20,000-plus Mormons across the plains to Utah territory and over a generation-plus, to set up hundreds of Mormon settlements. No man in U.S. history...
  • MK Eldad: Netanyahu will Dismiss Feiglin

    12/04/2012 3:35:23 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    MK Aryeh Eldad warned Israelis on Monday that voting for Likud because of Moshe Feiglin's presence in the list would be a mistake. Feiglin will most likely be dismissed from the Knesset in the course of the Knesset's next term, he predicted. "Feiglin has to face a real moral dilemma," he explained. "If he betrays his real values and supports the Netanyahu government in ideological votes of no confidence, he will lose all the credit he has now." However, he added, if Feiglin supports a no confidence motion submitted by Eldad, his future in Likud will be short; "Once he...
  • Man charged with sexual assault at Coolidge Corner shop

    12/04/2012 3:30:03 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Brookline Tab ^ | November 27, 2012 | Ignacio Laguarda
    Brookline — A Dorchester taxi driver was arrested by Brookline police on Wednesday, Nov. 21, and charged with indecent assault on an employee at a store on Harvard Street, after he allegedly exposed himself and grabbed the man's crotch. According to the police report, the driver, Augusto Andrade, 29, had given a ride to the employee two weeks prior to the incident, when the man had told Andrade about his work at a shop in Coolidge Corner. Andrade gave the employee his cell phone number before he dropped him off.