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  • Why Obama and the Euro-Socialists Want Abortion and Somodite "Marriage"

    12/06/2012 4:27:18 AM PST · by Katechon · 58 replies
    December 6 | Katechon
    Christian folks in the West are in the process of becoming a minority. With the contraceptive pill, the profanation of marriage, and easy abortion, we don't reach anymore the threshold required for the reproduction of our civilization. Our Christian nation is self-aborting. It's a phenomenon akin to a civilizational suicide. RUSSIA:
  • The Kingdom of Fairness

    12/06/2012 4:11:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | December 6, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    We are still borrowing more than $1 trillion a year. Barack Obama has added more than $5 trillion to the national debt in just his first term alone. Such massive borrowing is unsustainable. Someone somehow at some time has to pay it back. Obama would agree. He once alleged that George W. Bush's much smaller deficits were "irresponsible" and "unpatriotic." Obama himself vowed to cut the budget deficit in half by the end his first term. Instead, Obama's annual deficits have never gone below $1 trillion. Three ways to establish a long-term trajectory toward a balanced budget were under discussion....
  • Christmas for Obama Bundlers

    12/06/2012 4:00:14 AM PST · by IbJensen · 2 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 12/5/2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Merry Crony-mas! It's time to pass out the goodies. While President Obama's lips champion the middle class, his administration's old hands are preparing to lavish rewards on the creme de la campaign creme: his wealthiest political donors. Several media outlets reported this week that the White House is considering fashion doyenne Anna Wintour for a possible appointment as U.S. ambassador to Great Britain or France. The rumored short list also includes Obama campaign finance chairman Matthew Barzun and investment banker Marc Lasry. The three share one common, er, "qualification": Each raked in more than $500,000 for Team Obama 2012. As...
  • In Leadership, Appearances Matter

    12/06/2012 3:55:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | December 6, 2012 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Last week, I was exiting my neighborhood Starbucks when I happened to overhear a middle-aged man talking to a younger man who appeared to be his son. "It matters what you wear," the older man told the younger, whose clothes reflected a cross of grunge and goth. "When you go out with your friends on the weekend, you can dress one way; when you are going to a job, it matters what you wear." While many might argue that appearance should not matter, we know in reality that it does. Expectations vary by subculture. What is acceptable for a musician...
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court strikes down abortion restrictions as ‘unconstitutional’

    12/06/2012 3:52:25 AM PST · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 12/5/2012 | Kirsten Andersen
    OKLAHOMA CITY, December 5, 2012 ( – Oklahoma’s highest court has blocked two laws regulating abortions in the state. One of the laws required that abortionists show mothers an ultrasound image of their child and tell them about fetal development before they go through with the abortion. The other tightened safety restrictions on the use of abortion-inducing drugs. In separate decisions, the court said the laws, which were passed with wide bipartisan support in the state legislature, violated the 1992 U.S. Supreme Court case Planned Parenthood v. Casey. “The challenged measure is facially unconstitutional pursuant to Casey,” the justices wrote...
  • Why Jews don't believe in Jesus

    12/06/2012 3:46:27 AM PST · by yinandyang · 129 replies
    Aish ^ | Dec 6, 2012 | Rabbi Simmons
    Jews do not accept Jesus as the messiah because: Jesus did not fulfill the messianic prophecies. Jesus did not embody the personal qualifications of the Messiah. Biblical verses "referring" to Jesus are mistranslations. Jewish belief is based on national revelation.
  • Fire Boehner: We Only Need 16 Votes to Depose Boehner

    12/06/2012 3:35:45 AM PST · by IbJensen · 51 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/5/2012 | Ned Ryun
    If conservatives want to keep the House and win the Senate, we need to fire John Boehner as speaker of the House. We only need 16 House votes to do it. As most conservatives know, Boehner and the House GOP Steering Committee decided to purge four conservative House members from their committee. Congressmen Justin Amash and Tim Huelskamp were removed from the House Budget Committee, and Congressmen David Schweikert and Walter Jones were cut from the Financial Services Committee. Amash, Huelskamp, and Schweikert were targeted because they were too fiscally conservative—all three have voted against Boehner’s debt ceiling hikes. Amash...
  • Today's Toons 12/6/12

    12/06/2012 3:22:31 AM PST · by pookie18 · 16 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 12/6/12 | pookie18
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  • A Self Resurrecting type of American Hope

    12/06/2012 3:03:55 AM PST · by San Rafael Blue · 10 replies
    12/06/12 | floyd a. logan
    Like many of my Tea Party/ conservative/ liberterian friends, I am, slowly learning what surviving Obama is going to look like. I'm trying to recall when I last felt so badly as on the date of Nov. 6th, 2012 (may it live in infamy!). It was a deep sense of loss. Hmmm, probably such as when I found that the local Humane Society had 'done away' with my little dog Juanita Florinda, a glossy blondish cocker spaniel. I had waited a day too late to return for her. Boy did I grieve. I was grateful no one saw a tears....
  • U.S. to Build Maternity Compounds Across Mozambique

    12/06/2012 3:02:18 AM PST · by Steve Peacock · 10 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Dece. 6, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The Obama Administration is planning to build multiple health-services facilities across the African nation of Mozambique, where up to sixteen facilities will be constructed in rural locations. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) this morning unveiled the Health Infrastructure Development Program (HIDP) via the FedBizOpps database, where it issued an announcement seeking to pre-qualify construction firms. The general goal of HIDP is to support the Mozambican Ministry of Health (MISAU) in the provision of improved health care services, according to the presolicitation notice. Each of the rural health centers will contain "a maternity unit, an attending or exam unit,...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - December 6, 2012

    12/06/2012 2:48:05 AM PST · by sneakers · 12 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: (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) (Rochester, NY) (Frostburg, MD) (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http (Ashland, OH) :// for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Right to Work in Michigan- Lawmakers consider a law to help the lagging state economy

    12/06/2012 2:43:08 AM PST · by equaviator · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 5, 2012
    <p>Unions lost big in Michigan in November when voters rejected Proposal 2, Big Labor's plan to canonize collective bargaining in the state constitution. Now they are facing a backlash with the happy possibility that Michigan could become the 24th right-to-work state.</p>
  • We don’t need no intuition

    12/06/2012 1:38:10 AM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 5 December 2012 | Neil Withers
    US scientists have developed a way to solve crystal structures that combines powerful computational methods with data from experiments or databases – but that does not require much human input. Previous computational methods to predict structures rarely use experimental data, take a long time and are limited to compounds with small unit cells. They also give structures that generally have lower symmetry than those which have been experimentally determined, suggesting that the answers may not be quite right.‘One of the dirty little secrets that people don’t generally talk about is that, with a lot of these methods, you always...
  • U.S.-Approved Arms for Libya Rebels Fell Into Jihadis’ Hands

    12/06/2012 12:59:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 5, 2012 | JAMES RISEN, MARK MAZZETTI and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    .........................The United States, which had only small numbers of C.I.A. officers in Libya during the tumult of the rebellion, provided little oversight of the arms shipments. Within weeks of endorsing Qatar’s plan to send weapons there in spring 2011, the White House began receiving reports that they were going to Islamic militant groups. They were “more antidemocratic, more hard-line, closer to an extreme version of Islam” than the main rebel alliance in Libya, said a former Defense Department official. The Qatari assistance to fighters viewed as hostile by the United States demonstrates the Obama administration’s continuing struggles in dealing with...
  • Tanks deployed in Cairo after deadly overnight clashes

    12/06/2012 12:52:33 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 21 replies
    France 24 ^ | 12/6/2012
    Egypt’s army deployed tanks outside Cairo’s presidential palace on Thursday following overnight clashes between supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, which killed at least three people, according to the Interior Ministry. Overnight clashes between supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo killed at least three people and wounded more than 270, the Interior Ministry said Thursday, deepening the political crisis over expanded presidential powers and a controversial draft constitution. Pitched battles erupted Wednesday afternoon outside Cairo’s Heliopolis presidential palace and continued into the early morning Thursday in the first civilian clashes between the rival camps...
  • Heart cells coaxed to divide and conquer

    12/06/2012 12:33:50 AM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    NATURE NEWS ^ | 05 December 2012 | Kerri Smith
    The heart does have a limited ability to heal itself — and a genetic 'trick' can harness this. Can heart cells renew themselves, and can scientists help them do so? Two papers published online in Nature today suggest that heart muscle cells can make copies of themselves at a very low rate1, but that a genetic trick can prompt them to do a better job2. Those results give hope that hearts damaged by cardiovascular disease — which causes the deaths of almost 17 million people a year — could be coaxed to regenerate themselves. Heart muscle cannot renew itself very...
  • looking for a certain spy story from awhile ago

    12/06/2012 12:17:29 AM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 21 replies
    today | self
    Was looking for a spy story I had read an excerpt of in a Omni magazine back in the 1980s. It was about two brothers who were orphans who were raised to be spies. in the book it makes mention that there is a safe house/zone that many retired spies go to, and nobody is allowed to kill anyone there. the younger brother, who in his 30s, sneaks in, and kills an old spy he had an issue with, i believe te old guy killed a friend or mentor of his. the whole community finds out he is the killer,...
  • Russia: Magnitsky whistleblower dies in London

    12/06/2012 12:02:19 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    AFPC Russia Reform Monitor ^ | 12/3/2012 | Amanda Pitrof
    Alexander Perepilichny, a Russian businessman who turned whistleblower and provided evidence against those linked to the 2009 death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his estate in London. According to Reuters, Perepilichny was helping Swiss prosecutors uncover a powerful Russian fraud syndicate at the time of his death, and previously served as a witness against the Klyuyev Group, a network of officials and others involved in tax fraud in Russia. He sought political refuge in Britain in 2009, before approaching authorities with evidence of the involvement of Russian government officials in the theft of the...
  • ScienceShot: Cocoon Preserves Microbe for the Ages

    12/05/2012 11:52:21 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 3 December 2012 | Sid Perkins
    Credit: Benjamin Bomfleur; (inset) Hans Kerp/Muenster University Cocoons don't just protect developing eggs and larvae; they can also preserve fossils for hundreds of millions of years. Scientists have discovered a 25-micrometer-long, teardrop-shaped protozoan (left) trapped in the wall of an egg case produced by a leech between 200 million and 215 million years ago. The Triassic-era relic's coiled stalk and large, horseshoe-shaped nucleus make it an ancient doppelgänger of the modern-day Vorticella (right), a group previously unknown in the fossil record, the researchers report online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. As soft-bodied organisms, protozoans...
  • The Face of Egypt's Next Revolution: The Madinat Nasr Cell

    12/05/2012 11:46:12 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Monitor ^ | 11/20/2012 | Andrew McGregor
    A raid by Egyptian security forces in a suburb of Cairo on October 24 revealed an unexpected intersection of several important threads in the evolving security situation in the Middle East, including a possible revival of domestic terrorism in Egypt, the attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi and Cairo, the cross-border shipment of Libyan arms, the growing Islamist role in the Syrian insurgency, the growth of Islamist militancy in the Sinai, the return to arms by political prisoners freed during the Egyptian Revolution, a possible reversal in the declining fortunes of Egypt’s internal security services and a new direction...
  • CNN:(Video Report) U.S. preparing for Syria chemical attack

    12/05/2012 11:27:55 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | December 5th, 2012 08:53 PM ET | CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
    Sources tell CNN the United States is huddling with allies on what a chemical attack by Syria's Bashar al Assad would look like and there are reports that Assad maybe looking for asylum in Latin America.
  • Heads reportedly roll at ATF over Fast & Furious

    12/05/2012 11:17:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 34 replies
    Examiner ^ | DECEMBER 4, 2012 | DAVE WORKMAN
    Heads may roll at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as four key officials involved in Operation Fast and Furious may be fired, two more demoted and one suspended and transferred, sources have confirmed to this column. Word first leaked over the weekend about three of the reported firings at Town Hall and Breitbart, which curiously carried much the same text under two different bylines. UPDATE: Fox News, quoting the Wall Street Journal, is reporting however that these dismissals are only recommendations from an agency review board. This column regrets any error. Former Phoenix Special Agent in Charge...
  • Sheriff Joe: I Want To Know About Obama's Forged Documents; Slams Congress/Media

    12/05/2012 11:07:20 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 66 replies ^ | December 5, 2012 | Joe Arpaio
    (Video) Sheriff Joe Arpaio: I Want To Know About Obama's Fraudulent Documents; Slams Congress/Media
  • Missouri man with 5 guns, 200 rounds, machete in trunk charged in Portland with interstate stalking

    12/05/2012 11:05:15 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 15 replies
    Sun Journal ^ | 12-5-12 | Judy Harrison
    PORTLAND — A Missouri man has been charged in U.S. District Court with interstate stalking. Benjamin Lee, 52, threatened to kill his estranged wife and “mount her head on the wall,” according to an FBI affidavit. He made his first appearance Wednesday in federal court in Portland. U.S. Magistrate Judge John H. Rich III ordered that Lee be held without bail until a detention hearing can be held Monday. Lee originally was arrested in September and charged in state court with domestic violence stalking and having a loaded firearm in a vehicle after his wife reported that he was driving...
  • The Tea Party Purge of 2012

    12/05/2012 11:02:07 PM PST · by neverdem · 58 replies
    Slate ^ | Dec. 4, 2012 | David Weigel
    Republican leaders are punishing some of the party’s most conservative members. And they won’t go down without a yelp. Everybody knew that Tim Huelskamp would make trouble in Washington. That was sort of the point of Tim Huelskamp. In 2009, when a safe Republican seat in western Kansas opened up, State Sen. Huelskamp established himself as the mad-as-hell candidate. He told conservative bloggers of his fight to defund Planned Parenthood, ban gay marriage, and keep Kathleen Sebelius out of the Obama cabinet. In one TV ad, as the mellow-looking Huelskamp climbed into a tractor, voters were told that he “went...
  • Young, gifted and slack {youth unemployment}

    12/05/2012 10:50:29 PM PST · by Cronos · 27 replies
    The Economist ^ | 14 Nov 2012 | Domnic Barton
    One of the biggest problems facing the world in 2013 is the prolonged—and seemingly intractable—crisis of youth unemployment. Put simply, too many young people lack employable skills in a world that has too few skilled workers. The result is that in parts of the Middle East and north Africa youth unemployment remains stuck at around 25%; in Spain and South Africa about half of young would-be workers are unemployed; globally around 75m people aged 15 to 24 are jobless, and the International Labour Organisation expects this dismaying unemployment rate of almost 13% to rise. Clearly, this is a critical business...
  • Atheists and Islam: No God, not even Allah

    12/05/2012 10:45:29 PM PST · by Cronos · 14 replies
    The Economist ^ | Nov 2012 | Economist
    A MOB attacked Alexander Aan even before an Indonesian court in June jailed him for two and a half years for “inciting religious hatred”. His crime was to write “God does not exist” on a Facebook group he had founded for atheists in Minang, a province of the world’s most populous Muslim nation. Like most non-believers in Islamic regions, he was brought up as a Muslim. And he has been punished. .. Sharia law, which covers only Muslims unless incorporated into national law, assumes people are born into their parents’ religion. Thus ex-Muslim atheists are guilty of apostasy—a hudud crime...
  • Family decorating Christmas tree robbed by three men

    12/05/2012 10:34:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    live5 ^ | 12.6.2012 | live5
    LORIS, SC (WMBF) - Three men are facing charges after reportedly robbing an Horry County family who were decorating their home for the holidays. The Horry County Police Department charged 19-year-old K'Shawn Aldontay Morris with armed robbery, burglary, resisting arrest, unlawful carrying of a pistol and six counts of kidnapping. Investigators also charged 21-year-old Maurice Alexander Morris and 21-year-old Troy Tereal Gibson with armed robbery and resisting arrest. The victims said they were decorating the family Christmas tree Saturday night when three masked, armed men entered their Loris home on Camp Swamp Road Saturday night. According to the victims, the...
  • Woman thanks Cop With $1K, but He Can't Keep it

    12/05/2012 10:34:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    New York State Police are trying to find the woman who handed an on-duty trooper a Christmas card with $1,000 cash inside. SNIP Police say the woman told Maniscalco she had seen him doing a good job and wanted to say Merry Christmas and thank you. Officials say it wasn't until after his shift ended that the trooper opened the card and saw the money.
  • Wife Picks Second Wife for Her Husband

    12/05/2012 10:23:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, December 05, 2012
    A Saudi man who wanted to marry again had hesitated many times before throwing the bombshell at his wife, a school teacher. Instead of hurling the bomb back at him, the wife welcomed the idea on one condition—she has to pick the new wife. The unnamed husband has hardly overcome that pleasant shock when his wife gave him another shock—she has selected one of her school girls as his second wife. The husband quickly agreed and before he started to thank his wife, she had a third nice bombshell in store for him—she offered to pay all his wedding expenses....
  • Bradley Manning wants to run for public office, lawyer says

    12/05/2012 10:16:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 4, 2012 | Brian Bennett
    If he doesn't spend the rest of his life in prison, Pfc. Bradley Manning wants go to college and perhaps run for public office, his lawyer, David E. Coombs, told supporters of the former Army intelligence analyst. Manning is accused of illegally giving hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables and classified reports about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the website WikiLeaks. He faces 22 criminal charges and could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted. "He's confident things will turn out OK for him," Coombs said Monday, standing in a wooden pulpit in the All Souls Church...
  • Cannibal Lobsters!

    12/05/2012 10:03:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    National Geographic ^ | December 3, 2012 | Rhian Waller
    The humble Maine Lobster has been exposed as a cannibal. University of Maine graduate student Noah Oppenheim and advisor Dr. Rick Wahle presented work at “The American Lobster in a Changing Ecosystem” symposium in Portland, Maine this last week, that showed lobsters prey on themselves in the wild. This phenomena had been seen in captivity, but recent experiments with cameras and tethered lobsters have shown this also happens in the wild. Is this a new behavior or one just not spotted before? It’s hard to tell, but populations of lobster in Maine have been skyrocketing. The catch of Maine lobsters...
  • Same-sex couples can get marriage licenses in Washington state

    12/05/2012 10:03:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 5, 2012, 7:51 p.m. | Andrew Khouri
    Same-sex couples can get marriage licenses in Washington state on Thursday—exactly one month after voters legalized gay marriage. Gov. Chris Gregoire and Secretary of State Sam Reed certified the election results Wednesday, paving the way for the state's first same-sex marriages, which could begin as early as Sunday. Two counties will start issuing marriage licenses within hours—at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. …
  • "The Chronicle of Luke: 'That You May Have Certainty'" (Sermon on Luke 1:1-4)

    12/05/2012 10:00:34 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies ^ | December 5, 2012 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Chronicle of Luke: ‘That You May Have Certainty’” (Luke 1:1-4)This past Sunday was the First Sunday in Advent, and thus it was the beginning of a whole new church year. In our congregation, and in thousands of churches all around the world, this is known as “The Year of St. Luke.” You see, in the three-year lectionary, the system of appointed readings that we use, Series A is the Year of St. Matthew--his gospel is the one predominately read throughout that church year. Series B is the Year of St. Mark. And now, starting this week, Series C is...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- 47 Tuc Near the Small Magellanic Cloud

    12/05/2012 9:44:29 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    NASA ^ | December 06, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Globular star cluster 47 Tucanae is a jewel of the southern sky. Also known as NGC 104, it roams the halo of our Milky Way Galaxy along with around 200 other globular star clusters. The second brightest globular cluster (after Omega Centauri) as seen from planet Earth, it lies about 13,000 light-years away and can be spotted naked-eye near the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) in the constellation of the Toucan. Of course, the SMC is some 210,000 light-years distant, a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way and not physically close to 47 Tuc. Stars on the outskirts of the...
  • Voyager spacecraft finds solar system is bigger than thought

    12/05/2012 9:41:12 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    An artist's concept of NASA's Voyager spacecraft, which is now about 11 billion miles from the sun, NASA said. (CNN) -- Are we there yet? If you're Voyager 1 and you're looking for a spot beyond the end of our solar system, the answer is no. NASA officials have been saying for months that Voyager 1 is almost there when it comes to interstellar space as it continues the longest road trip in the history of mankind. Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 took off 16 days apart in 1977, and Voyager 1 is now about 11 billion miles (18 billion...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Plasma Jets from Radio Galaxy Hercules A

    12/05/2012 9:30:09 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    NASA ^ | December 05, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Why does this galaxy emit such spectacular jets? No one is sure, but it is likely related to an active supermassive black hole at its center. The galaxy at the image center, Hercules A, appears to be a relatively normal elliptical galaxy in visible light. When imaged in radio waves, however, tremendous plasma jets over one million light years long appear. Detailed analyses indicate that the central galaxy, also known as 3C 348, is actually over 1,000 times more massive than our Milky Way Galaxy, and the central black hole is nearly 1,000 times more massive than the black...
  • Roswell Man Looking to Break Bell Ringing Record

    12/05/2012 9:29:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    KOB ^ | 12/05/2012 | Erica Zucco
    Roswell’s Salvation Army is working to break the record for longest continuous kettle bell ringing. Starting on December 11, Ryan Gass plans to ring a bell for 65 hours, breaking last year’s record of 60 hours and 10 minutes. Friend, co-worker and Salvation Army colleague Jim Ridgway has been training Gass over the past week and will do so until it’s time to start. “Ryan's been in training at this undisclosed location for a week now,” Ridgway said. “He's got another week to go, and we work him ten hours a day so he's used to staying up all day...
  • UPDATE 3-US shale production to push oil, gas output higher-EIA

    12/05/2012 9:18:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 5, 2012 | Ayesha Rascoe
    * US crude production forecast to reach 7.5 mbd by 2019 * Imports as share of energy production seen sliding * US seen as net LNG exporter by 2016 U.S. oil and gas production over the next two decades will be higher than previously expected, the government said on Wednesday, underscoring the push toward greater energy self-sufficiency and more exports of natural gas. In its annual outlook, including the first forecasts through 2040, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said imports as a share of total U.S. energy production, including oil, gas and renewables, would be 9 percent by 2040 against...
  • Watch Bill Whittle David Horowitz TV Episodes

    12/05/2012 9:17:05 PM PST · by DWar · 9 replies
    David Horowitz TV ^ | 11.28.12 | Bill Whittle
    William A. "Bill" Whittle (born April 7, 1959 is an American conservative blogger, political commentator, director, screenwriter, editor, pilot, and author. He is best known for his PJ Media internet videos and short films, one of which, "Three and a Half Days", has been watched by over 2.4 million viewers on YouTube as of November 2012. He is currently the presenter of Afterburner and The Firewall, and co-hosts Trifecta with Stephen Green and Scott Ott. He is a former National Review Online contributor and has been a guest on the Fox News Channel, The Dennis Miller Show, Sun TV, and...
  • Watch Bill Whittle David Horowitz TV Episodes

    12/05/2012 9:16:42 PM PST · by DWar · 1 replies
    David Horowitz TV ^ | 11.28.12 | Bill Whittle
    William A. "Bill" Whittle (born April 7, 1959 is an American conservative blogger, political commentator, director, screenwriter, editor, pilot, and author. He is best known for his PJ Media internet videos and short films, one of which, "Three and a Half Days", has been watched by over 2.4 million viewers on YouTube as of November 2012. He is currently the presenter of Afterburner and The Firewall, and co-hosts Trifecta with Stephen Green and Scott Ott. He is a former National Review Online contributor and has been a guest on the Fox News Channel, The Dennis Miller Show, Sun TV, and...
  • US Officials Say Syrian Bombs Are Loaded With Chemical Weapons

    12/05/2012 9:09:51 PM PST · by blam · 39 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-5-2012 | Michael Kelley
    US Officials Say Syrian Bombs Are Loaded With Chemical Weapons Michael KelleyDecember 5, 2012 Unnamed U.S. officials tell NBC News that the Syrian military has loaded the precursor chemicals for sarin nerve gas into aerial bombs. The report comes hours after French weekly magazine Le Point reported that NATO special forces are preparing to enter Syria to secure its chemical weapons stockpiles.On Monday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the U.S. is "certainly planning to take action" if new evidence showed that Bashar al-Assad's regime intended to use its stash of chemical weapons internally or cross-border. Sarin gas, a...
  • Surfboard-Sized Vessel Makes Round the World Journey

    12/05/2012 9:08:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012 | Joe Rosato Jr.
    Surfboard-Sized Vessel Makes Round the World Journey Sunnyvale company pops the champagne now that its vessel has broken a world record for distance traveledAs the small boat bobbed in six-foot waves off Bundaberg, Australia, Graham Hine caught a glimpse of the tiny surfboard-sized vessel churning through the surf. “Just driving up to it in the boat and seeing it there in the water, really having swam nine-thousand miles was pretty amazing,” recalled Hine, the senior vice president of operations for Sunnyvale-based Liquid Robotics. The arrival of the company’s wave propelled glider, nicknamed Papa Mau, marked the end of a year-long,...
  • Putting Two Paws on the Wheel (Teaching Dogs to Drive in New Zealand)

    12/05/2012 9:04:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012 | Chloe Stepney and Sharon Bernstein
    Teaching pooches to drive in New ZealandThe New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals teamed up with the car company MINI to teach three rescue dogs how to, well, drive a car. The car company modified one of its Countryman models to respond better to paws, and the animal organization picked three canines – Monty, Porter and Ginny – to be the drivers. The idea is to show that the animals are intelligent, trainable, lovable and ultimately deserving of good lives and good homes. “This is a fun campaign but we hope it will seriously encourage people...
  • Tracy Morgan: I'll Kill My Son If He Acts Gay [Black Hater on Jimmy Fallon Tonight]

    12/05/2012 9:02:58 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    tmz ^ | 6/10/11
    "30 Rock" star Tracy Morgan is under some very serious fire this morning -- after reportedly spewing some disgusting homophobic "jokes" during a performance in Nashville last week. According to reports, Morgan took the stage at the Ryman Auditorium (pictured above) and went off about gays -- saying, "Gays need to quit being p**sies and not be whining about something as insignificant as bullying." He added, "Gay is something that kids learn from the media and programming." When talking about the possibility of his son being gay -- Tracy said he "better talk to me like a man and not...
  • New York Judge Slaps Down Obama Justice Department

    12/05/2012 9:02:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/5/12 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    The Obama administration has been consistently arguing since announcing a year’s grace period for some religious organizations to figure out how to violate their consciences and obey the Department and Health and Human Services abortion-drug, contraception, sterilization mandate, that the controversy over religious freedom and the mandate is over and the Catholics are happy. That, as has been pointed out here before, ignores all the lawsuits pending. And that they are not just from Catholics. Today in New York, a judge dismissed Justice Department claims that the Archdiocese of New York’s lawsuit in response to the coercive mandate is unnecessary....
  • Caisson horse gives hope to grieving children

    12/05/2012 9:01:14 PM PST · by shove_it · 14 replies
    U.S.Army ^ | 5 Dec 2012 | Staff Sgt. Megan Garcia
    In October 2004, Betsy Beard's life changed forever when her only son, Spc. Bradley Beard, was killed in action in Iraq. Stricken with grief, Beard began what she called "hemorrhaging on paper," in which she poured out her heartache through journaling. "At the time, I just didn't see how I was going to live through that," said Beard. Beard turned to the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors [TAPS] to find help in dealing with the loss of Bradley. Little did she know her involvement with TAPS, journaling and a special 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Caisson horse,...
  • 'Poverty’ like we’ve never seen it

    12/05/2012 8:53:35 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 60 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 27, 2012 | Robert Rector
    The federal government now considers a family of four in New York City to be poor if its pre-tax income is below $37,900.Even with full medical coverage. The calculation helps explain why newly revised Census Bureau figures hike the number of poor Americans to 49 million as of last year, further widening an already yawning gap between ordinary perceptions of poverty and how the government sees it. This breathtaking number begs the question: What does it mean to be “poor” in the United States? To the average American, the word “poverty” means significant material hardship and need. It means lack...
  • Battery maker that received stimulus money could be sold to Chinese company

    12/05/2012 8:53:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Steven Mufson ^ | 12/5/12 | WaPo
    A bankrupt battery manufacturer that was a cornerstone of President Obama’s effort to make the United States a global leader in clean energy technology could end up in the hands of a Chinese company when it goes on the auction block Thursday. Congressional Republicans call the company, A123 Systems, which received $133 million in federal stimulus grants, a textbook case of how the Obama administration wasted taxpayer money trying to nurture new industries. Administration officials say the stimulus money was used to build a new manufacturing facility in Michigan
  • If Clinton's Economy Is The Model, We Should Just Go Off The No-Bush-Tax-Cut Cliff (Vanity)

    12/05/2012 8:40:35 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 8 replies
    Now | Me
    And we should end the wars now too! Wait a minute ... isn't that what Obama campaigned for in 2008? Why hasn't it happened yet? He can do anything with executive privilege, right. I mean, congress is not acting. They have not presented a budget to Obama that he would accept for 3 years now. That do nothing congress. They have bad ideas, like implementing the deficit reduction plans proposed by the appointed Obama deficit commission. Poor Obama ... this feuding is just going to ruin his Christmas vacation plans.