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  • Emanuel brushes aside contractor’s organized crime ties allegations

    12/05/2012 9:21:24 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 7 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 12/04/12 | FRAN SPIELMAN
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday brushed aside allegations that the owner of a company awarded a $99 million O’Hare Airport janitorial contract was the longtime business partner of a man with ties to organized crime. * * * Last month, the city chose United Maintenance Co., Inc. to provide custodial services at O’Hare for the next five years . . . . The Chicago Sun-Times reported last week that United Maintenance owner Richard Simon was involved in another company with alleged mob figure William Daddano Jr.—from 1998 until that firm was officially disbanded on Dec. 17, 2011, according to state...
  • The Arizona Jihadi the Media / Doesn’t Want You to Know About

    12/05/2012 9:19:00 AM PST · by LSUfan · 13 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 5 December 12 | Unattributed
    Abdullatif Aldosary is a terrorist. He may be a “lone wolf” terrorist, unassociated with any known Jihadist group, but he is a Jihadist terrorist nonetheless. But our government won’t call him a terrorist. Abdullatif Aldosary BOMBED a Social Security office in Case Grande, Arizona less than a week ago. He is a Muslim Iraqi “refugee.” But our government will not charge him with terrorism.
  • Jazz great Dave Brubeck dies

    12/05/2012 9:14:28 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 57 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/05/12 | Yahoo News Staff
    Pioneering jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck has died. Russell Gloyd, Brubeck's manager, says he died Wednesday morning of heart failure, after being stricken while on his way to a cardiology appointment with his son. He would have turned 92 on Thursday. The Dave Brubeck Quartet's pieces such as "Take Five" caught listeners' ears with exotic, challenging rhythms and became enduring standards. In 1954 he was the first modern jazz musician to be pictured on the cover of Time magazine. The quartet's 1959 album "Time Out" was the first ever million-selling jazz LP. "Take Five," a cut from that album...
  • ObamaCare could be finished thanks to strong-arm tactics of its authors

    12/05/2012 9:14:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/5/2012 | Doug Book
    In an effort to intimidate states (that is, Republican governors) into setting up state-run ObamaCare exchanges, the leftist authors of the Affordable Care Act have opened the door to lawsuits which could prevent the federal government selling health plans at affordable rates. A centerpiece of the ACA involves the offering of federal subsidies “…designed to help low and middle-income individuals purchase health insurance.” However, as the Act clearly states, “…subsidies may only be applied to insurance exchanges set up by individual states, not exchanges implemented by the federal government.” Congress also denied federal exchanges the authority to provide tax credits...
  • CONSERVATIVE PURGE

    12/05/2012 9:13:45 AM PST · by jonefab · 31 replies
    THEBLAZETV ^ | 12/04/12 05:32
    Tonight Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) joins us from Washington to fill us in on a possible GOP leadership purge.
  • Taxpayers footing the bill for next generation of electric car batteries

    12/05/2012 9:09:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 5, 2012 | John Brandon
    Whether you like it or not, you are an investor in the electric vehicle (EV) battery of tomorrow. Late last week, the Department of Energy announced plans to spend $120 million to establish a major battery research center at the Argonne National Lab outside of Chicago. The stated goal: to create a new “Manhattan Project” that will develop an EV battery in the next five years that lasts five times as long and costs one-fifth as much as current EV batteries. And they say it’s all in the interest of national security. The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR)...
  • Obama's Illegal Immigrant Uncle Might Be Getting Special Treatment

    12/05/2012 9:06:54 AM PST · by blam · 16 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-5-2012 | Alexander Abad-Santos
    Obama's Illegal Immigrant Uncle Might Be Getting Special Treatment Alexander Abad-Santos The Atlantic WireDecember 5, 2012 AP - Onyango Obama in 2011 After being ordered to leave the United States 20 years ago, Onyango Obama, the Kenyan-born half-brother of President Obama's father, has been granted a new deportation hearing and now has a second chance to stay in the country. "Last week, the Board of ­Immigration Appeals granted Onyango Obama’s request to ­reopen his immigration case based in part on his contention that his prior lawyer was ­ineffective, according to a government official with direct knowledge of the case," reports...
  • Republican Plan Fails the Fairness Test

    12/05/2012 9:03:55 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 17 replies
    USA Today | 12-4-2012 | Keith Ellison
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2012/12/04/fiscal-cliff-keith-ellison/1747197/ (Can't post content from USA Today, read article at link) Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., is co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
  • Hire the Over 50 Crowd and Males

    12/05/2012 9:00:36 AM PST · by madison10 · 23 replies
    madison10 | 12/5/2012 | Maddie Ten
    Okay here's an idea. Forget about paying for the contraceptives for those brash, "busy",child-bearing years, whiny 50 and under, female crowd. Hire the workplace experienced, life-experienced, in-need-of-employment over 50 crowd. We are, after all, the ones that need our social security paid for. We might need more time off due to arthritis and aches and pains, but at least the medication for those discomforts aren't against the consciences of businesses. Males young and old would be a good choice, too. Haven't heard them whining about having to pay for "birth" control.
  • If Kasandra Perkins Only Had A Gun For Self-Defense, Bob Costas, she'd be alive today

    12/05/2012 8:58:00 AM PST · by raptor22 · 8 replies
    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...
  • MSNBC Hosts Visit Obama

    12/05/2012 8:56:06 AM PST · by chessplayer · 30 replies
    Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow, Al Sharpton, and Lawrence O'Donnell all spotted entering the West Wing. WASHINGTON — MSNBC's prime time line-up was spotted entering the West Wing Tuesday afternoon for what host Ed Schultz tweeted was a meeting with President Barack Obama. White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest released the following statement on the meeting: “This afternoon at the White House, the President met with influential progressives to talk about the importance of preventing a tax increase on middle class families, strengthening our economy and adopting a balanced approach to deficit reduction.”
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,December 5,2012

    12/05/2012 8:51:32 AM PST · by Biggirl · 80 replies
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  • CIA Makes History: Please Apply Here If You Are a Member of the LGBT Community

    12/05/2012 8:45:39 AM PST · by chessplayer · 35 replies
    (CNSNews.com) – For the first time in its history, the Central Intelligence Agency is actively seeking recruits from a new demographic – the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community.
  • Question

    12/05/2012 8:45:09 AM PST · by tayper · 57 replies
    I’ve got a financial question. I have a little pile of money in a Raymond James IRA. Should I pull it out before 2013 and the taxes go up and Obamacare starts kicking in? I’m not a money person.
  • Climate scam: A dire threat to sovereignty

    12/05/2012 8:41:02 AM PST · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    WND ^ | December 04, 2012 | Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
    DOHA, Qatar – Ms. Christiana Figueres, chief secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, has told a press conference here that the 18th Conference of the States Parties will bring about “a complete economic transformation of the world.” She does not have in mind a democratic, free-market transformation. The intention of these 18 successive annual vacations for the world’s pampered dictators in exotic, sun-drenched locations is what it always was: to create a treaty binding more than 190 nations to do as the Secretariat says. Democracy? What’s that? Todd Stern, the U.S. lead negotiator, was similarly upbeat at...
  • Letter from Hobby Lobby Stores CEO

    David Green is the founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., which is challenging the Obamacare contraceptive mandate. This letter is an excellent illustration of how stupid one-size-fits-all federal policies trample individual freedom. When my family and I started our company 40 years ago, we were working out of a garage on a $600 bank loan, assembling miniature picture frames. Our first retail store wasn't much bigger than most people's living rooms, but we had faith that we would succeed if we lived and worked according to God's word. From there, Hobby Lobby has become one of the nation's...
  • Belgium Transitioning from Democracy to Sharia?

    12/05/2012 8:27:25 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 8 replies
    CBN News ^ | Dec 5, 2012 | N/A
    Brussels has sworn in two municipal officials from a new Islamic party who want to implement Sharia law. A YouTube video shows one of the men, Redouane Ahrouch, taking the oath of office in Brussels, followed by a protestor pointing out Ahrouch's plans to turn Belgium into an Islamic state. The critic disrupted the ceremony, shouting that Ahrouch will undermine democracy with his plans to implement Islamic law. Ahrouch has admitted he's taking a gradual approach, saying it may take decades to enforce Sharia. But he said the process has now begun. The Gatestone Institute reports Ahrouch created a 40-point...
  • Chevy Volt sales drop after election

    12/05/2012 8:24:46 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 9 replies
    CSM ^ | 12-4-2012 | John Voelcker
    Sales of plug-in electric cars fell slightly in November, with continued steady sales of the Nissan Leaf not enough to make up for a decline in Chevy Volt numbers. ..... With just a month left in the year, up to 50,000 electric cars are likely to find buyers during 2012--almost triple the 2011 total of about 17,500. This year's sales leader, the Chevy Volt range-extended electric car, logged 1,519 sales. That brings the Volt's total so far this year to 20,828, though the November number is barely more than half the October total of 2,961--a number helped by now-expired sales...
  • 'Political sensitivities' before life and liberty

    12/05/2012 8:23:35 AM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    WND ^ | December 04, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Last Friday, according to Arizona’s Casa Grande Dispatch, “an explosive device was detonated … by the back door of the U.S. Social Security Administration office, shaking downtown Casa Grande, but no one was injured.” The perpetrator was a Muslim, Abdullatif Aldosary. You would think that a Muslim detonating an IED in a government building in Arizona would be front-page stuff, or that national security agencies would be at heightened alert, but you would be wrong. The FBI is not treating it as a terrorism case because of “the political sensitivities involved.” Translation? They fear insulting Muslims. They’re not properly prosecuting...
  • Barefoot Man Not Homeless: Jeffrey Hillman, Given Boots By NYPD Officer, Has Bronx Apartment

    12/05/2012 8:21:47 AM PST · by marthemaria · 34 replies
    he barefoot man helped by a kind cop in New York City is not actually homeless. Last week, we told you about the heartwarming story of an NYPD officer giving a homeless and barefoot man a pair of winter boots. The story seemed almost too good to be true. And, according to one report, that is in fact the case. The New York Daily News reported on Monday that the barefoot man in question, Jeffrey Hillman, is not actually homeless. Instead, he has an apartment in the Bronx thanks to disability benefits and vouchers. The article also notes that Jeffrey...
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski: US, Israel Should Have Voted For Palestinian Statehood

    12/05/2012 8:21:07 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's hardly a surprise, coming from the man who counseled the United States to shoot down Israeli planes should they seek to attack Iran's nuclear facilities. But just for the record, Zbigniew Brzezinski has opined that the US and, yes, Israel itself, should have voted in favor of last week's UN resolution granting “non-member observer statehood” to Palestinians living in the West Bank of Israel. Brzezinski stated his view on today's Morning Joe. He did say something that was probably true, when expressing skepticism that, despite their public utterances, President Obama and Susan Rice truly opposed the resolution. Brzezinski suggested...
  • Trouble in Coupon Land

    12/05/2012 8:19:40 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | November 30, 2012 | Megan McArdle
    So Groupon and Living Social are in trouble.  Color me unsurprised; I never got the Groupon business model.  Well, I guess I got the business model--it's not that complicated--but I never got why people thought that eventually this model was going to be worth a zillion dollars.   Coupons basically serve two functions for businesses--advertising, and price discrimination.  Advertising means it brings in new customers by making them aware of your service, or giving them an incentive to try it.  Price discrimination, on the other hand, is what food processors do with grocery store coupons: it lets them sell their...
  • Police: Man loses drug money, asks police for excuse note for drug cartel

    12/05/2012 8:16:29 AM PST · by jakerobins · 16 replies
    TUCSON, Ariz. — A North Carolina man claims he misplaced $20,000 in drug money and asked authorities to write him an excuse note so a Tucson cartel wouldn't kill him. The Arizona Daily Star says 30-year-old Demarco Alonzo Thomas has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering and racketeering. According to documents from the Tucson Airport Authority Police Department, Thomas thought it might help smooth things over if he could show cartel members a phony receipt from authorities stating they had seized the money.
  • Unions On The Offensive Against Possible Right-To-Work Bill in Michigan

    12/05/2012 8:14:11 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/4/2012 | Manny Lopez
    Rarely has a lame-duck session of the Legislature in Michigan prompted so much interest from the media or the public. State health care exchange legislation was hotly debated, then shelved. Education reform has been proposed. Regional transit is being discussed, and unions in Michigan are rallying behind the possibility that a right-to-work bill will be introduced and signed by the governor. Those are significant issues that separately will shape the state’s future. Interestingly, the issue that is causing the most handwringing — right-to-work — is the only one of the group without any actual action in the Legislature. No bill...
  • Calypso Wireless v. T-Mobile: Judge issues final Markman

    12/05/2012 8:13:00 AM PST · by pabianice · 1 replies
    BackgroundThe judge in the CLYW v. T-Mobile case has issued the final Markman decision in which he reaffirmed all the definitions of the September preliminary decision. The judge has allowed TM to file for a summary judgment against CLYW but the chances of this being granted are considered slim. The jury trial is set to begin on March 4, 2013. This has been a long time coming. At issue is whether CLYW's patent on seamless wifi/cell phone switching is valid; whether TM violated the patent after agreeing with CLYW to market the technology jointly; and what damages are to be...
  • Chicago Teachers Union VP Busted Participating in Midwest Marxism Conference

    12/05/2012 8:02:03 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | December 4, 2012 | Rebel Pundit
    While a guest on a local Chicago radio show, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) VP Jesse Sharkey was questioned over his recent participation in the Midwest Marxism Conference and refused to answer why he was there and what relationship the Chicago Teachers Union has with the conference and sponsoring organization, the International Socialists Organization. Sharkey, who was documented by Breitbart News attending the Marxist conference at Northwestern University last month, appeared caught off-guard and struggled to respond to the question. WLS radio’s Bruce Wolf and Dan Proft had Sharkey on their show to discuss the ongoing school closing battle between the...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    12/05/2012 8:01:15 AM PST · by Hiskid · 16 replies
    12/5/12 | Hiskid
    “Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:7, 9-10 KJV
  • Beloved Texas democrat, Jack Brooks dies at 89-years-old

    12/05/2012 7:53:17 AM PST · by Borges · 24 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 12/5/12 | Marci Stone
    Tuesday night, Jack Brooks died in Texas after experiencing a sudden illness; he was 89. Brooks spent 42 years in Congress and was part of the motorcade in Dallas when JFK was assassinated. Jack Brooks would have been 90-years-old on December 18. Brooks died at the Baptist Hospital of Beaumont in Texas and was surrounding by family. A good-old-country-boy from Texas, Brooks once said: I'm just like old man Rayburn. Just a Democrat, no prefix or suffix.
  • After Fatal NYC Subway Shove, Asking: Were There No Heroes {Naem, Umar Abbasi}

    12/05/2012 7:49:33 AM PST · by Cronos · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4.Dec.2012 | Michael Wilson and Daniel Krieger
    The question of the day in New York City on Tuesday — what would you do? — rode on a wave of outrage over a harrowing act the day before. A clearly agitated man pushed a 58-year-old stranger onto the track of an oncoming subway train in Midtown Manhattan. The man, Ki-Suck Han of Elmhurst, Queens, was struck and killed.... One law enforcement official said that the suspect, originally from Africa, Naeem Davis was a peddler and was on the street working when he was taken into custody. The official said that detectives were trying to determine a motive. ..The...
  • Boston church, seeking funds, decides to sell 372-year-old hymn book

    12/05/2012 7:46:01 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 4, 2012 | Jenny Che
    Looks like alms aren’t going to be enough for this congregation. The Old South Church in Boston, one of the oldest in the nation, just voted to auction off a 372-hymn book worth $10 to $20 million.
  • ODROID Boards Offer High-End Raspberry Pi Alternatives

    12/05/2012 7:38:28 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 3 replies
    The Power Base ^ | 4 December 2012 | Tom Nardi
    There’s no question that the Raspberry Pi is everyone’s favorite ARM development board right now: it’s cheap, silent, and exceptionally power efficient. The Raspberry Pi makes an excellent choice for low-energy applications like personal servers, routers, firewalls, environmental monitoring setups, etc, etc.But the Raspberry Pi has one big downside, it’s a fairly slow machine. With only 512 MB of RAM (if you have one of the newer builds) and a 700 MHz ARM, it certainly isn’t doing a lot of heavy lifting. Its dedicated GPU makes it possible to do things like playback HD video, but in terms of...
  • Obama Confers With Progressive Wing-Nuts Over Tea In His Rabbit Hole!

    12/05/2012 7:34:58 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-5-2012 | MOTUS
    Did you hear about the tea party that Big Guy held yesterday afternoon? Oddly enough, only Kool-Aid drinkers were invited for tea: Arianna Huffington, Eddie Schultz, Al Sharpton, Rachael Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell. (snip)Chris Matthews was invited butt he and Howard Fineman were apparently off slaying vampires, or hunting Nazis, or something. This is all very confusing because I still remember when “the Bush tax-cuts” were characterized by Big Guy and Big Media as simply “tax cuts for the rich.” ...In other words, if the Bush cuts actually were just “tax cuts for the rich,” then their expiration couldn’t hurt...
  • Citigroup To Slash Over 11K Jobs; Sees About $1 Bln Pre-Tax Charge In Q4

    12/05/2012 7:25:59 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 16 replies
    Real Time Business News ^ | 12/5/2012 9:14 AM ET
    Citigroup Inc. said it is cutting more than 11,000 positions, as a part of repositioning actions, resulting in an estimated pre-tax charges of nearly $1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012 and some $100 million of related charges in the first half of 2013. Citi said it now expects the repositioning to generate $900 million of expense savings benefitting 2013 results and that the annual expense savings would exceed $1.1 billion annually beginning in 2014. Furthermore, the company anticipates that the actions would have a negative impact on annual revenues of less than $300 million. The repositioning, which includes...
  • A bishop behind bars

    12/05/2012 7:24:11 AM PST · by WackySam · 45 replies
    The Daily ^ | 11-3-12 | M.L. Nestel and Jebediah Reed
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Sam Mullet, the renegade Amish bishop convicted on federal hate crime charges for his role in a series of beard-cutting attacks last year, has earned an unlikely nickname in prison. Among his fellow inmates at Northern Ohio Correctional Center, the towering 67-year-old with wire-rimmed glasses, pudding-bowl haircut and retro facial hair is known simply as “O.G.” While the term — street shorthand for “original gangster” — was unfamiliar to Mullet, he could sense that it was a compliment bestowed from across cultural lines. “They’re calling me O.G.,” he said, smiling. “I don’t know what it means, but...
  • The Costas Anti-Gun Lecture Series

    12/05/2012 7:22:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    We know the news flash: On Saturday morning, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and shot himself in the head in the parking lot in front of his coaches. To liberals like NBC sportscaster Bob Costas, this was not just a crisis. It was also an opportunity. During the halftime of the Dec. 2 Sunday night game between Dallas and Philadelphia, Costas unfurled a wholly unexpected and condescending lecture about how gun owners who harm America with their "gun culture" never learn. He began by saying he didn't want to...
  • After Decades-Long Ban, Christmas Holds New Meaning for Cuba

    12/05/2012 7:03:56 AM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Havana, Cuba, Dec 4, 2012 / 12:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Local Catholics say that the reinstatement of Christmas as a national holiday in 1997 after decades of being outlawed has brought enormous good “to the life of the nation,” but that its deeper meaning still needs to be understood. “Once again Christmas proves to be a source of happiness: however, we cannot forget that this beneficial aspect of Christmas has its roots and its nature in the religious event of the birth of Jesus Christ,” wrote editors from the Diocese of Pinar del Rio's magazine titled Vitral. “The more Christmas...
  • US Ordinariate Receives $5 million Land Donation for Chancery

    12/05/2012 7:00:08 AM PST · by marshmallow
    EWTN News ^ | 12/4/12
    An anonymous donor has purchased five acres of land adjacent to the flagship church of the U.S. Anglican Ordinariate and donated it for building a chancery. “This will be the future home of the chancery of the Ordinariate as well as serve future expansion needs of this wonderful, growing parish. It is an incredible blessing, and I know you all will want to say with me: To God be the glory,” Monsignor Jeffrey N. Steenson, the ordinary of the structure, said on Dec. 2 during a Mass at the parish. The property, which cost the donors $5 million, will allow...
  • One lucky uncle? He’ll drink to that!

    12/05/2012 6:59:46 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 4 replies
    BostonHerald.com ^ | December 5, 2012 | Howie Carr
    There are three chances that Barack Obama’s illegal-alien Uncle Omar will be deported by his nephew’s government. Slim, fat and none.
  • 2012's high-stakes spin war: George Soros won, Karl Rove lost

    12/05/2012 6:58:43 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    World Tribune ^ | Dec 4, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 | Posted by WorldTribune.com 2012′s high-stakes spin war: George Soros won, Karl Rove lost Special to WorldTribune.com By Cliff Kincaid Fox News contributor Karl Rove was criticized in the media for objecting to the channel calling Ohio for Barack Obama on election night. The state of Ohio did in fact go for Obama and the channel was correct in making that prediction. Like many other Fox News commentators, Rove had mistakenly forecast a Romney victory. He was only alone in thinking this was still possible as election night wore on and the results from Ohio came...
  • "Govt ilk?"

    12/05/2012 6:57:04 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 2 replies
    Now | Me
    Remember the "Got Milk?" Campaign? And every parody that spun off from it? I propose a new "Govt ilk?" Campaign with slogans like "Govt Life?" Or "Govt Liberty?" Or "Govt Cheese?" Or "Govt Tax?" Or "Govt Share?" Freepers come up with variations and submit your thoughts and artwork here.
  • Papal Events, Vatican Webcam Feeds Streamed Live With New 'Pope App'

    12/05/2012 6:55:41 AM PST · by marshmallow
    Catholic News Service ^ | 12/4/12 | Carol Glatz
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican is offering a new app that provides live streaming of papal events and video feeds from the Vatican's six webcams. "The Pope App" also will send out alerts and links to top stories coming out of the Vatican's news outlets, said Gustavo Entrala, founder and CEO of the Spanish firm 101.es, which developed the free app. "You'll have almost everything that the pope does or says" delivered to a mobile device and app users "will be able to watch the pope live every time he speaks," he told reporters during a Dec. 3 news...
  • Drought May Have Killed Sumerian Language

    12/05/2012 6:54:00 AM PST · by blam · 3 replies
    Live Science ^ | 12-5-2012 | Tia Ghose
    Drought May Have Killed Sumerian Language Tia Ghose LiveScience Staff Writer Date: 04 December 2012 Time: 11:35 AM ETThe ancient Sumerians invented cuneiform, shown here on a clay tablet documenting barley rations issued monthly to adults and children. The language may have died out as a result of a 200-year drought 4,200 years ago. CREDIT: Public Domain SAN FRANCISCO — A 200-year-long drought 4,200 years ago may have killed off the ancient Sumerian language, one geologist says. Because no written accounts explicitly mention drought as the reason for the Sumerian demise, the conclusions rely on indirect clues. But several pieces...
  • Boehner ousts Huelskamp from agriculture and budget committees

    12/05/2012 6:53:28 AM PST · by crosshairs · 28 replies
    Wichita Eage ^ | 12/4/12 | Dan Voorhis
    Republican leaders in the U.S. House kicked U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp off the House Agriculture and House Budget committees this week – a move that dismayed many in the state’s powerful agriculture sector. In a statement on his congressional website, Huelskamp, R-Fowler, said he was given “limited explanation for his removal,” but that his “consistent, principled, and conservative votes have riled the GOP Establishment.” House Speaker John Boehner, in the midst of critical budget negotiations over the “fiscal cliff,” removed other conservatives from their committee posts as well – Justin Amash of Michigan from the House budget committee, and Reps....
  • Samuel Adams is Spinning in his Grave

    12/05/2012 6:50:49 AM PST · by morethanright · 9 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-12-05 07:15:42 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:"I will walk in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts."- Psalms 119:45In December of 1773, hotheaded revolutionary Samuel Adams attended a meeting of 7,000 American colonials at the Old South Church in Boston. They were angry over the Tea Act passed by the British Parliament. The tea tax raised revenue used to pay colonial governors and judges, which London viewed as the best means to control them. When Massachusetts Governor Thomas Hutchinson issued a statement making clear his support for king and country, Samuel Adams announced, "This meeting can do nothing further to save the country."According...
  • A question to Putin (translated joke)

    12/05/2012 6:50:05 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 8 replies
    12/05/2012 | FW
    - Mister President, why are gay parades banned in Moscow while the capitals of all democratic countries hold them on regular basis? - You see, usually, it's winners, who parade...
  • Despite ‘War on Catholics,’ Faculty and Staff at Catholic Universities Gave Overwhelmingly to Obama

    12/05/2012 6:49:14 AM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 12/3/12 | Levi Fox
    About ninety percent of faculty and administrators from America’s top Catholic universities who contributed to presidential campaigns in 2012 gave to President Obama, a Campus Reform investigation has revealed. The strong support for President Obama from Catholic schools came despite Democrats’ controversial health care legislation which could force employers to provide contraception for employees even though it is explicitly forbidden under Catholic doctrine. A Campus Reform investigation revealed that faculty and staff at Catholic universities gave overwhelmingly to President Obama's reelection campaign. The findings, based on official Federal Election Commission data made available by the government transparency site OpenSecrets.org, revealed...
  • POLL: Americans Favor Legalization of Marijuana 51-44%

    12/05/2012 6:45:57 AM PST · by CNSNews.com · 59 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | December 5, 2012 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams Jr.
    Americans favor the legalization of marijuana 51 to 44 percent, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday morning. The poll showed a substantial gender and age gap on the issue: -- Men favored legalization 59 to 36 percent, but women opposed it, 52 to 44 percent. -- Americans 18 to 29 years old support legalization 67 to 29 percent, while those over 65 years oppose it, 56 to 35 percent. -- Respondents between 30 and 44 years old also support the idea of legalization, 58 to 39 percent, while Americans between 45 and 64 are more closely divided,...
  • My Petraeus interview firestorm silly, off-base

    12/05/2012 6:42:02 AM PST · by pepperdog · 9 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 4 Dec 2012 | K.T. McFarland
    A conversation that began in jest and that led to a passing comment at the end of my interview with General David Petraeus has turned into a firestorm of speculation and an attempt to denigrate Fox. Today, I’m bewildered by the reaction of the press to Bob Woodward’s story in the Washington Post. Though Bob is in possession of a secretly recorded tape of my conversation with the general...
  • Citi Firing 11,000

    12/05/2012 6:38:28 AM PST · by Perdogg · 29 replies
    Big news ahead of this Friday's NFP report: •CITI TO CUT OVER 11,000 JOBS, TAKE PRETAX CHARGE $1B IN 4Q "Sandy's fault?" or better yet, "Vikram's fault." Or maybe the economy is collapsing despite all the propaganda one is spoonfed. Considering the recent termination of over 50,000 by UBS we think we know the answer. And while C stock may jump on the news, the end result is that New York and the US have both just lost 11,000 less key taxpayers most of whom are almost certainly in the $250,000+ bucket. That said we can't wait for the BLS...
  • Barefoot homeless man not actually homeless

    12/05/2012 6:36:35 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 79 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/4/12 | Mike Krumboltz
    The homeless man who was given a pair of boots by a kindhearted New York City police officer apparently isn't homeless. According to the New York Daily News, Jeffrey Hillman, 54, has an apartment in the Bronx that is paid for via a combination of rent vouchers, Social Security, and military veteran benefits.