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  • The United States at Night April-Oct 2012

    12/05/2012 7:13:07 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 46 replies
    NASA ^ | 12/6/2012 | NASA
    This image of the continental United States at night is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012. The image was made possible by the satellite's "day-night band" of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), which detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared and uses filtering techniques to observe dim signals such as city lights, gas flares, auroras, wildfires and reflected moonlight.
  • Vanity: Syria loading chemicals weapons. Biblical Prophecy?

    12/05/2012 7:00:45 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 56 replies
    Foxnews
    According to a report the Syrian Army has loaded chemical weapons and is waiting on orders to use them. If Syria uses these weapons there is NO telling what could happen. The weather could cause MANY complications. Such as Isaiah 17. 17 A prophecy against Damascus: “See, Damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins. 2 The cities of Aroer will be deserted and left to flocks, which will lie down, with no one to make them afraid. 3 The fortified city will disappear from Ephraim, and royal power from Damascus; the remnant of...
  • India okays submarine purchase

    12/05/2012 6:59:37 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 5 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | December 5, 2012 | Rahul Singh
    India is getting ready to create another flutter in the arms bazaar — 10 months after it selected French firm Dassault Aviation for a $18-billion ( Rs. 99,000 crore) deal to equip the air force with Rafale fighters. This time, India will spend more than $10 billion ( Rs. 55,000 crore) to scale up the navy’s undersea combat capabilities — inducting next generation submarines — to deter China, which has more than 50 conventional submarines in its fleet, but nearly two-thirds of those are outdated. The Indian Navy’s existing submarine fleet is rather humble, consisting of just 10 Russian Kilo-class,...
  • Stinging report says NASA lost, lacks real sense of direction

    12/05/2012 6:53:24 PM PST · by wesagain · 34 replies
    msnbc.msn.com ^ | December 5, 2012 | Seth Borenstein
    NASA, the agency that epitomized the "Right Stuff," looks lost in space and doesn't have a clear sense of where it is going, an independent panel of science and engineering experts said in a stinging report Wednesday. The report by a panel of the distinguished National Academy of Sciences doesn't blame the space agency; it faults the president, Congress and the nation for not giving NASA better direction. At the same time, it said NASA is doing little to further the White House's goal of sending astronauts to an asteroid. In one withering passage, the panel said NASA's mission and...
  • For Young Latino Readers, an Image Is Missing

    12/05/2012 6:51:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 4, 2012 | MOTOKO RICH
    PHILADELPHIA — Like many of his third-grade classmates, Mario Cortez-Pacheco likes reading the “Magic Tree House” series, about a brother and a sister who take adventurous trips back in time. He also loves the popular “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” graphic novels. But Mario, 8, has noticed something about these and many of the other books he encounters in his classroom at Bayard Taylor Elementary here: most of the main characters are white. “I see a lot of people that don’t have a lot of color,” he said.
  • Will Steelman’s Missouri Congressional District Become the Next NY-23?

    12/05/2012 6:49:59 PM PST · by Kolath
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 12/05/2012 | Steve Flesher
    News broke Monday morning that Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) was dropping her Congressional Seat in Missouri’s 8th District. Emerson’s late husband held the seat since 1981 until he passed away leaving her to succeed him in 1996. According to area politicos, the Emersons were instrumental in turning the District from Democrat to Republican. The 8th District of Missouri represents the southeast portion of the state and former U.S. Senate Candidate, Sarah Steelman lives there.
  • Skyfall Makes History as U.K.'s Highest Grossing Movie

    12/05/2012 6:42:27 PM PST · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    James Bond is doing okay for a spy celebrating his 50th anniversary. Skyfall, the latest flick in the popular spy series, beat out James Cameron’s Avatar to become the U.K.’s top grossing film of all time, Variety reports. Skyfall’s U.K./Ireland sales recently hit $151.9 million after 40 days in theaters versus Avatar’s lifetime gross of $151.5 million.
  • Passenger in vehicle with Jordan Davis was adult convicted of burglary in 2011

    12/05/2012 6:41:04 PM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 5 December, 2012 | marktwain
    One of the passengers in the Durango that was fired on by Michael Dunn was an adult convicted of burglary in 2011. Tommie Stornes was on probation at the time of the shooting. It is not known if the Dodge Durango involved in the shooting was the same Dodge Durango that was used in the burglary.
  • Detroit Wants Its Obama Bacon

    12/05/2012 6:37:45 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 29 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 5 December 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You gotta hear this. Grab sound bite number one. This is JoAnn Watson at a city council meeting last night in Detroit. They had a talk, conversation, or meeting about Detroit's financial crisis. And this is the council member, JoAnn Watson... WATSON: After the election of Jimmy Carter, the honorable Coleman Alexander Young, he went to Washington, DC, and he came back home with some bacon. WOMAN: All right! COUNCIL: Mmm-hmm! WATSON: That's what you do. That's what you do! This is a... Our people in an overwhelming way supported the reelection of this president, and there...
  • Christiana’s nightmare – for the rest of us (The U.N., Climate Change and Carbon Taxes)

    12/05/2012 6:34:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Moral Liberal ^ | December 4, 2012 | Craig Rucker
    Talk about alignment of the stars! Barack Obama based his 2008 presidential campaign on the principle of “sharing the wealth.” He won, got reelected and now has, at least in his own mind, a flat-out mandate to extend his vision for wealth redistribution (and wealth destruction) planet-wide. This week, as United Nations luminaries gather in Doha, Qatar, for the 18th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, the self-described “daughter of a revolutionary,” has presented her goals. The most important is a massive transfer of wealth – $100 billion a...
  • Obama: "Raise the roof" Boehner: "Raise taxes"

    12/05/2012 6:21:30 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12-5 | AFP
    Obama: “If Congress in any way suggests that they’re going to tie negotiations to debt ceiling votes ... I will not play that game.” Boener: “Now the revenues we are putting on the table are coming from guess who? The Rich. Now there are ways to limit deductions, close loopholes and have the same people pay more of their money to the Federal Government without raising tax rates, which we believe will harm our economy” Video Link
  • 'Socialism,' 'capitalism' top 2012 words

    12/05/2012 6:20:27 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 6 replies
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass.- Massachusetts-based dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster chose "socialism" and "capitalism" as the top words of the year. The publisher said the words share the top spot on the list of the top 10 words of 2012 due to their heavy usage during discussions and debates about the U.S. presidential election. "We saw a huge spike for socialism on Election Day itself but interest in both words was very high all year," said Peter Sokolowski, editor at large at Merriam-Webster. "Lookups of one word often led to lookups of the other." Other words making the list include "meme," which Sokolowski described...
  • AMERICA NEARS EL TIPPING POINTO

    12/05/2012 6:18:35 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 63 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12-5-2012 | Ann Coulter - Commentary
    December 5, 2012 AMERICA NEARS EL TIPPING POINTO Ann Coulter I apologize to America's young people, whose dashed dreams and dim employment prospects I had laughed at, believing these to be a direct result of their voting for Obama. On closer examination, it turns out that young voters, aged 18-29, overwhelmingly supported Romney. But only the white ones. According to Pew Research, 54 percent of white voters under 30 voted for Romney and only 41 percent for Obama. That's the same percentage Reagan got from the entire white population in 1980. Even the Lena Dunham demographic -- white women under...
  • 'Obamacare' saves consumers nearly $1.5 billion

    12/05/2012 6:06:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 115 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 12/5/12
    Washington — Consumers saved nearly $1.5 billion in 2011 as a result of rules in President Obama´s healthcare law that limit what insurance companies can spend on expenses unrelated to medical care, including profit, a new analysis shows. Much of those savings — an estimated $1.1 billion — came in rebates to consumers required because insurers had exceeded the required limits. The study by the New York-based Commonwealth Fund also suggests that the Affordable Care Act forced insurers to become more efficient by limiting their administrative expenses, a key goal of the 2010 law. In some cases, insurers passed savings...
  • The Decadence of Procreation (Hating Humans)

    12/05/2012 6:06:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 12/5/2012 | ANN FRIEDMAN
    It’s no longer news that babies have become a status symbol. We’ve gotten used to judging celebs’ bumps and observed the rise of the baby-centric fashion statement. The excitement this week over Kate Middleton’s royal fetus — and the medical bills already associated with it — serves as another reminder that, like a dressage horse or a third vacation home, children might be covetable, but they’ll certainly cost you. To be a status symbol, a good must be inaccessible to the masses. And indeed America’s birth rate, as New York Times op-ed columnist Ross Douthat reminds us this week, has...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops ~ 06 December 2012

    12/05/2012 6:02:16 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 97 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ FLARE FIRE MH-60S Seahawk helicopters fire flares as they approach the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln under way in the Atlantic Ocean, Aug. 2, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Zachary A. Anderson Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. DEMOLITION DIRT U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Kenneth Menzies creates a stockpile of dirt that will be used to fill low spots in a demolition project at Naval Air...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 12-5-12

    12/05/2012 6:00:30 PM PST · by dynachrome · 25 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 12-5-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • GA Senate Poll: Cain Defeats Taxby Chambliss in Showdown

    12/05/2012 5:54:39 PM PST · by Kolath · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/05/2012 | Tony Lee
    A new Georgia poll found that former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, whose embrace of the Tea Party briefly propelled him to the top of the 2012 GOP presidential primary field during primary, leads incumbent Republican Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss by 14 points in a hypothetical primary showdown.
  • Afghanistan Most Corrupt

    12/05/2012 5:49:31 PM PST · by PaleoBob · 7 replies
    RAWA ^ | December 5,2012 | PaleoBob
    Congrats to the Bush and Obama administrations for their turn at nation-building. They've created a modern Corruptocracy where once there was only savagery and warlords. Quite an achievement.
  • Public university hosts ‘sex toys’ event

    12/05/2012 5:47:21 PM PST · by oliverdarcy · 13 replies
    A major public university hosted an event last Wednesday which was aimed at teaching students how to properly use sex toys. The University of California – Merced (UCM) sponsored the event, entitled “Is There a Buzz in Your Bed,” which had the stated goal of teach students about “various sex toys” and different ways “to play as a couple or alone.”