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  • How the FBI defines Justifiable Homicide

    12/06/2012 6:09:03 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 December, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    If you rely on the FBI Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) for numbers of justifiable homicides, the numbers will always be significantly under reported. First, in many years, many states simply do not submit numbers, so they are not counted. Not all police jurisdictions in other states submit numbers, so the total is always going to be low. The definition of justifiable homicides vary from state to state. What is reported is often politically determined. Here is the FBI UCR definition for justifiable homicides, from pages 17 and 18 of the Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook: Justifiable Homicide Certain willful killings must...
  • Marines expanding use of meditation training (Mindfulness-based Mind Fitness Training (“M-Fit”))

    12/06/2012 6:08:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/6/12 | Patrick Hruby
    While preparing for overseas deployment with the U.S. Marines late last year, Staff Sgt. Nathan Hampton participated in a series of training exercises held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., designed to make him a more effective serviceman. There were weapons qualifications. Grueling physical workouts. High-stress squad counterinsurgency drills, held in an elaborate ersatz village designed to mirror the sights, sounds and smells of a remote mountain settlement in Afghanistan. There also were weekly meditation classes — including one in which Sgt. Hampton and his squad mates were asked to sit motionless in a chair and focus on the point of contact...
  • Parents Of Teen Strip-Searched At School Sue Assistant Principal, Police

    12/06/2012 6:06:56 PM PST · by grundle · 42 replies
    CBS News Chicago ^ | December 5, 2012
    CHICAGO (CBS) – The parents of a 15-year old boy who was allegedly strip-searched at a high school last month have filed a lawsuit against the Chicago Public Schools. In an exclusive interview with CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman, the boy and his outraged parents described what happened. “He came home crying. So I asked him why he was crying,” said the boy’s father, Anthony Woodman. “And he was like hysterical. He tells me he’s been strip-searched.” It allegedly happened at Taft High school last month. His mother, Michelle Woodman said she contacted the CBS2 Investigators “so this doesn’t happen...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Fabulous FRiday Favorites ~ 7 December 2012

    12/06/2012 6:05:06 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 152 replies
    December 6, 2012 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Fabulous FRiday FAVORITES Tell us about your favorite Christmas movie. Grab the hot cocoaand pop in your favorite Christmas movie. Remember, the Canteen is a family friendly place. We welcome the military, our allies, and their families.Continued prayers for the success and completion of your mission. Prayers for your safe return home.
  • Can a Republican Take Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Old Seat?

    12/06/2012 5:59:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Chicago Heights Patch ^ | 12/06/12 | Christopher Paicely
    Can a Republican Take Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Old Seat?Lenny McAlister thinks his chances are good, but will 2nd District voters look beyond the "R" on the ballot? By Christopher Paicely One Republican has entered the race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. as the United States representative for the 2nd District. Lenny McAllister has no legislative experience and has never won an election, but he's hoping to win a seat held by Democrats for more than 50 years. And let's not forget a Republican was unable to come close to beating a nigh-nonexistent congressman back in November.
  • Drug dealers, tax cheats boost $100 bill demand?

    12/06/2012 5:57:33 PM PST · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 04 December 2012
    The U.S. government printed 3 billion $100 bills in the 12 months ended Oct. 31, according to a Tuesday note from Nicholas Colas, ConvergEx Group chief market strategist. That’s 100% more than the average production of $100 bills over the past 5 years, and 50% more C-notes than $1 bills printed in the same period, according to Colas. Hard cash holds a special place in global finance as the preferred mechanism for drug, illegal arms and tax evasion transactions, Colas notes and $100 bills are the preferred denomination. While the use of smaller denomination bills has fallen in recent years...
  • Obama: Give Me Debt Ceiling Power Or I’ll Veto My Own Tax Proposal

    12/06/2012 5:54:54 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 39 replies
    freedom outpost ^ | 12-6-12 | tim brown
    In case there is still anyone out there that continues to believe that the 2008 campaign lines that Barack Obama gave about changing the way Washington works, stopping “politics as usual,” and providing more transparency in government are true, then get a load of this. On Wednesday, Obama demonstrated just how partisan and how much of a power grabber he is. He indicated that if he were not given unlimited powers to raise the debt ceiling, apart from Congressional approval, that he might just veto his own tax hike proposal should it come to his desk. As Obama addressed corporate...
  • CDC: Language barrier [didn't speak English] caused chlorine gas leak

    12/06/2012 5:53:51 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3 hrs ago | By KELLY P. KISSEL
    A chlorine gas leak that sickened nearly 200 people at a Tyson Foods plant in Arkansas last year happened because a worker who couldn't read the English-language label on a barrel of chemicals inadvertently poured bleach into it, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report released Thursday. Tyson Foods disputed the report, saying federal investigators misidentified the worker who caused the accident. The CDC found that, at Springdale, Ark., in June 2011, a Spanish-speaking worker poured sodium hypochlorite, which is bleach, into a 55-gallon drum that had been left in the wrong place and that contained...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 12-6-12

    12/06/2012 5:52:50 PM PST · by dynachrome · 22 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 12-6-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Bullwhip to train horses (Vanity)

    12/06/2012 5:50:33 PM PST · by reaganaut · 70 replies
    me | 12/6/2012 | Reaganaut
    My mother's neighbors who are illegal aliens and La Raza, own a couple of horses, they aren't fed well and today they were out 'training' them making them run around a small corral and hitting them with a bull whip. My mother and I don't think this is normal or right, so we decided to ask here on FR. Any suggestions? Should we report them?
  • Pearl Harbor survivor helps identify unknown dead

    12/06/2012 5:50:29 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 23 replies
    KHON 2 TV ^ | Thursday, December 6, 2012 | Associate Press
    Honolulu (AP) - Ray Emory could not accept that more than one quarter of the 2,400 Americans who died at Pearl Harbor were buried, unidentified, in a volcanic crater.... Emory, a survivor of the attack,... On Friday, the 71-year anniversary of the Japanese attack, the Navy and National Park Service will honor the 91-year-old former sailor for his determination to have Pearl Harbor remembered, and remembered accurately.
  • Vatican to begin tracking clergy and employees with RFID cards

    12/06/2012 5:45:51 PM PST · by haffast · 28 replies
    examiner.com ^ | December 2, 2012 | Jake Jones
    We have learned today that the Vatican has decided to use an ID card that has a micro-chip device embedded inside the card that is capable of being used as a tracking device. This card will be given to clergy and employees. A source inside the Vatican acknowledged that they have been thinking about this for years, but declined to give any details of the discussions. The common name for such devices is RFID or Radio Frequency Identification devices. The issuance of these devices will probably take place on or about Jan. 1, 2013. The Vatican sees the need for...
  • Fed's Q3 Flow of Funds: Household Mortgage Debt down $1.15 Trillion from Peak

    12/06/2012 5:44:58 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 2 replies
    Calculated Risk Blog ^ | 12/06/2012 12:32:00 PM | Bill McBride
    According to the Fed, household net worth increased in Q3 compared to Q2 2011. Net worth peaked at $67.3 trillion in Q3 2007, and then net worth fell to $51.2 trillion in Q1 2009 (a loss of $16.1 trillion). Household net worth was at $64.8 trillion in Q3 2012 (up $13.6 trillion from the trough, but still down $2.5 trillion from the peak). The Fed estimated that the value of household real estate increased $301 billion to $17.2 trillion in Q3 2012. The value of household real estate is still $5.5 trillion below the peak.
  • DeMint takes parting shot at Boehner

    12/06/2012 5:44:17 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | Thursday December 6, 2012
    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), who shocked Washington on Thursday with the announcement that he would resign his Senate seat in January to become president of the the Heritage Foundation, sent a parting shot at Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) over the “fiscal cliff” negotiations. “I’m not with Boehner,” DeMint said on CNN’s "The Situation Room." “This government doesn’t need any more money, this country needs less government.” “Speaker Boehner’s $800 billion tax hike will destroy American jobs and allow politicians in Washington to spend even more, while not reducing our $16 trillion debt by a single penny,” he said in a...
  • Little Johnny

    12/06/2012 5:42:52 PM PST · by C210N · 4 replies
    e-mail | Unknown | Unknown
    A teacher asked her 6th grade class how many of them were Obama fans. Not really knowing what an Obama fan is, but wanting to be liked by the teacher, all the kids raised their hands except for Little Johnny. The teacher asked Little Johnny why he has decided to be different... again.. Little Johnny said, "Because I'm not an Obama fan." The teacher asked, "Why aren't you a fan of Obama?" Johnny said, "Because I'm a Republican." The teacher asked him why he's a Republican. Little Johnny answered, "Well, my Mom's a Republican and my Dad's a Republican, so...
  • Students Forced to Stand for 'Black National Anthem'

    12/06/2012 5:42:00 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 24 replies
    A Thinker ^ | 12/6/2012
    Students at Capital High School (CHS) in Charleston, West Virginia have been regularly forced to stand during the playing of a song known as "The Black National Anthem." The song, "Lift Every Voice and Sing," was played in the morning right after the American national anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance, and students were forced to stand for all three. While the law currently states that no child can be compelled to stand for any kind of pledge, controversy only arose at CHS after two students and a parent complained about having to stand for the "Black National Anthem" (BNA)....
  • DA: Wakefield sex offender abused 13 kids

    12/06/2012 5:39:21 PM PST · by massmike · 8 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 12/06/2012 | Laurel J. Sweet And Matt Stout
    A Level One sex offender stands accused of raping children as young as 8 days old — and videotaping the alleged abuse — in a series of “chilling” attacks that has resulted in more than 100 counts of child sex abuse, the DA said. The alleged victims are from Stoneham, Medford, Newton, Reading, Melrose, Woburn, and Waltham. The alleged victims are said to be both boys and girls.
  • Chris Matthews: Bill Clinton Is the Best Person to Help Get You Into Heaven (barf alert!)

    12/06/2012 5:39:08 PM PST · by drewh · 25 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 06, 2012 | 11:56 | By Scott Whitlock
    Chris Matthews' affinity for Bill Clinton is well known. But on Wednesday's Hardball, Mathews argued that the Democrat would be the best lobbyist to get one into heaven. [See video below. MP3 audio here.] Talking to journalist Joe Klein and GOP strategist David Winston, Matthews lauded the former president's campaigning for Barack Obama. The liberal host enthused, "...I have to tell you, who would you rather have make your case to Saint Peter than this guy?" Clinton, of course, was accused of rape by Juanita Broaddrick, of sexual assault by Kathleen Willey and by Paula Jones of exposing himself. "This...
  • Rhode Island’s Blue Civil War (Walter Russell Mead)

    12/06/2012 5:37:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    The American Interest ^ | December 5, 2012 | Walter Russell Mead
    Rhode Island’s blue-on-blue showdown is heating up. Famed litigator David Boies is taking a 96 percent pay cut to represent the state against recalcitrant public sector unions. The New York Times reports: Mr. Boies became involved, he said, because he was convinced that Rhode Island’s pension troubles were just the tip of a $5 trillion iceberg of unsecured retirement promises to the nation’s millions of public workers. “This is something that can cripple state and municipal governments at a time when the federal government is, more and more, cutting back on the services it provides,” he said. Public unions and...
  • Fragments of Catholic Truth: Jesus Christ: How is he true God and true man?

    12/06/2012 5:35:07 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    SanCarolo.PCN.net ^ | 8 April 2009 | Monsignor Raffaello Martinelli
    What are the sources or inspiration for these subjects?Basically they are inspired by the documents of the Holy See, and in particular by the Catechism of the Catholic Church and its Compendium. This was a deliberate choice so as to create an awareness of the vast richness, completeness and beauty of these documents which are, in some circles, hardly known at all. In this way, it is possible to present the essential and fundamental contents of the faith which are professed, not just by the individual Catholic, but by the Catholic Church throughout the world as it adheres to the...
  • Need automotive advice

    12/06/2012 5:34:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    December 6, 2012 | 2ndDivisionVet
    Can you beleive both cars towed home within 24 hours! Hers I think has a fuel starvation problem of some kind. It'll turn over but won't start. On my old thing the ignition won't turn with the key in it. Suggestions? I don't know how she'll be going to work until I get one fixed.
  • Senate passes right-to-work legislation (Michigan)

    12/06/2012 5:23:03 PM PST · by taildragger · 45 replies
    WXYZ TV Channel 7 ^ | 12/06/2012 | AP / WXYZ
  • Satellites Could Detect Nuclear Tests

    12/06/2012 5:21:52 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 4 December 2012 | Carolyn Gramling
    Enlarge Image There’s the kaboom. Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory lower equipment underground for the September 1992 “Divider” nuclear test, the last such test that the United States conducted. Credit: Los Alamos National Laboratory SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA—Even when they're underground, nuclear tests can be detected in the skies—and as a result, global satellite networks could become a powerful new tool in the arsenal of weapons to help detect clandestine underground nuclear explosions, a team of scientists reported here today at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union. The International Monitoring System (IMS), established by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban...
  • DIY electricity

    12/06/2012 5:20:29 PM PST · by Kartographer · 126 replies
    The Dallas Observer published a report1 recently that Texas has worst electric grid in the nation. This was based on a North American Electric Reliability Corp report2. That’s not very encouraging. They are also reporting that there is the possibility of rolling blackouts in 2013. For a couple of years I have had the interest in setting up a backup power system for home use. There is a mobile system that provides power for work a couple of times per month, and is a backup system when at home. It provided power for 2 freezers, a refrigerator and a fan...
  • Latino Voice Alfonso Aguilar also conservative voice for immigration reform

    12/06/2012 5:19:46 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 7 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 12/5/2012
    Alfonso Aguilar shouts into the mike, gesticulating wildly to no one in particular on a recent Saturday morning. He is taping his radio show, which is recorded in the District and beamed into nine cities, including Houston, Chicago and Miami. News has broken that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney blames his election loss in part on “gifts” President Obama gave Hispanics and other minorities. Aguilar — “La Voz de Los Latinos” (the Latino Voice) — is incredulous. “He thinks Latinos voted for entitlements,” he tells listeners in Spanish. “Mr. Romney, Latinos didn’t vote for President Obama because they liked Obamacare....
  • Single mother in PA better off taking job for 29K with entitlements than a 69k job without

    12/06/2012 5:19:42 PM PST · by HawkHogan · 8 replies
    I just heard this statistic on O'Reilly, and found a discussion about it from July on another website. Check it out. Absolutely astounding!
  • Study: "Disappointly weak" link between salt and high blood pressure

    12/06/2012 5:15:19 PM PST · by shove_it · 53 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6 Dec 2012 | Lisa Collier Cool
    For decades table salt has been on a healthy heart’s most wanted list. Believing it’s responsible for skyrocketing blood pressure, Americans have banned salt from tables and stripped it from recipes. But new research says salt just might deserve a bit of a reprieve. The link between salt and blood pressure is thought to date back to the 1940s when Duke University researcher Walter Kempner, M.D., became famous for using salt restriction as a means to treat people with high blood pressure. During the next few decades, studies confirmed Kempner’s theory that reducing salt could help reduce hypertension. A Controversy...
  • The Michigan Senate just passed Right to Work!!!

    12/06/2012 5:14:45 PM PST · by taildragger · 15 replies
    12/6/2012 | taildragger
    Folks, I got a phone call 10 minutes ago from someone close to this... Moderator do not pull this thread, this is breaking news, it is the Senate not the House, the House was this afternoon.No word when it hits the Governors Desk...
  • UN Summit: Transforming Your Kids into "Climate Change Agents"

    12/06/2012 5:13:44 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 06 December 2012 | William F. Jasper
    UNICEF, UNESCO, and other UN agencies and NGOs have teamed up to flood classrooms with an ongoing tsunami of global-warming indoctrination. UN Summit: Transforming Your Kids into "Climate Change Agents" The New American 06 December 2012 Do your children (or grandchildren) have nightmares about the Earth melting or exploding due to human-caused global warming? Do they believe they have no future because our planet is dying, the icecaps and glaciers are melting, the sea levels are rising, islands and coastal areas are disappearing, polar bears and children are drowning, plant and animal species are rapidly going extinct, and extreme...
  • More Than a Game (North on US Military)

    12/06/2012 5:13:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 7, 2012 | Oliver North
    Philadelphia, PA — For most football fanatics, this is the time of year for watching the big conference championship games and wondering whether their favorite college team is going play in a major postseason bowl. Many of the players in these contests will be hoping to shine for the NFL scouts looking to recruit new talent. That's not the case this weekend. Few of the players I'll be watching on Saturday are likely to get a call from Jerry Maguire. They won't be hearing an agent shouting, "Show me the money!" In fact, all the players on the gridiron here...
  • Maxine Waters elected ranking member of House financial panel

    12/06/2012 5:12:18 PM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 4, 2012 | unknown
    Maxine Waters elected ranking member of House financial panel (Reuters) - California Democrat Maxine Waters was elected to serve as ranking member of the House Financial Service Committee, according to an announcement from Waters' office on Tuesday.
  • Washington state lights up as smoking marijuana becomes legal

    12/06/2012 5:09:05 PM PST · by Usagi_yo · 17 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/6/2012 | By Nick Allen, Los Angeles
    Washington state lights up as smoking marijuana becomes legal Washington state has become the first in America to allow the recreational use of cannabis, setting up a potential showdown with the US federal government. ... SNIP ...
  • Right to Work Just passed the Michigan Senate!!!

    12/06/2012 5:03:52 PM PST · by taildragger · 1 replies
    taildragger
    Folks, I just got a phone call from someone who is following this real close. The Michigan Senate just passed right to work. No word when it hits the Governors Desk All I can say is wow. I need to second source it !
  • Michigan House passes right-to-work measure in defiance of angry unions, minority Democrats

    12/06/2012 5:01:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 74 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/6/12 | AP
    LANSING, Mich. — Michigan House passes right-to-work measure in defiance of angry
  • Gore to Obama: Talk is cheap on climate

    12/06/2012 4:58:04 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies
    Gore to Obama: Talk is cheap on climate By Ben Geman - 12/06/12 05:06 PM ET Al Gore is calling on President Obama to make climate change a higher priority in his second term. “I deeply respect our president and I am grateful for the steps that he has taken, but we cannot have four more years of mentioning this occasionally and saying it's too bad that the Congress can't act,” Gore said in New York City on Thursday, Reuters reports. The remarks come three weeks after Obama pledged to focus on climate but offered no specific second-term plans and...
  • Camille Paglia: Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Hollywood Are Ruining Women

    12/06/2012 4:57:40 PM PST · by Usagi_yo · 19 replies
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 12/6/2012 | Camille Paglia
    The influential female academic, writing for THR, calls out their "insipid, bleached-out personas." ... Snip ...
  • The Truth About Keeping Preparedness in Perspective

    12/06/2012 4:56:30 PM PST · by Kartographer · 68 replies
    Do you ever get the feeling that you’ll never be fully prepared? That it’s impossible to reach the level of preparedness you feel others may have or that you’d like to attain? Well you’re not alone. Lots of preppers have had those same thoughts. But don’t let it freeze you up and keep you from trying or send you to the depths of prepper despair. There are a few truths about preparedness that everyone should know.
  • Identified Liberals Interviewed Turn Out to Be Republicans!

    12/06/2012 4:46:17 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 25 replies
    youtube.com/stevencrowder ^ | 11/06/2012 | Steven Crowder
    A new video in which self-professed liberals, when interviewed on the street regarding the fiscal cliff find out that they are actually... secretly... REPUBLICANS!! DUH DUH DUUUUUUUUUUH!!!
  • Oyster company: Obama Admin’s faulty science shut us down (lawsuit)

    12/06/2012 4:41:14 PM PST · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    human events ^ | december 6, 2012 | Audrey Hudson
    A family oyster business recently shut down by the Obama administration’s demand that the public land on which it operates revert to a wilderness area is suing the federal government for what they say is an illegal taking of the property. “Our family business is not going to sit back and let the government steamroll our community, which has been incredibly supportive of us,” Drakes Bay Oyster Company said in a statement. Lawyers for the company, which is situated in Drakes Estero, a tidal inlet off Drakes Bay, will ask a judge in the Northern District of California’s District Court...
  • Macy's to stay open 48 hours on weekend before Christmas

    12/06/2012 4:36:34 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 6, 2012 | Corilyn Shropshire
    Last month for retailers, it was all about post-Turkey spending sprees. In December, at least one retailer is upping the ante by offering an all-night, last minute shopping marathons. Macy's announced Thursday that it would open all of its stores for 48-hours straight, giving last-minute shoppers wiggle room to buy gifts the weekend before Christmas.
  • Lisa Miller - Virtual Slave

    12/06/2012 4:35:38 PM PST · by kathsua · 2 replies
    Lawrence journal world ^ | December 6, 2012 | Reasonmclucus
    One of the worst abuses of American slavery was the fact that slave owners could take a mother's children away from her and sell them to someone else. The corrupt Vermont court system is treating Lisa Miller and her daughter Isabella like they are slaves. A compassionless judge named William Cohen has forced Miller to leave the country to avoid having to turn her daughter Isabella over to a woman who is unrelated to Isabella. While Lisa Miller was being treated at a state hospital for a suicide attempt, hospital personnel, of unknown sexual orientation, suggested to Lisa that she...
  • Depose John Boehner: Why Some Conservatives Are Calling for the Speaker's Head

    12/06/2012 4:26:04 PM PST · by lbryce · 26 replies
    The Week ^ | December 6, 2012 | Ryu Spaeth
    The Ohio Republican is facing a backlash for "purging" four ultraconservatives from important committees. "The Conservative Movement is capable of firing Boehner with just 16 votes," insists the right-wing American Majority Action group. "The Conservative Movement is capable of firing Boehner with just 16 votes," insists the right-wing American Majority Action group. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) pulled four ultraconservative House members from cushy committee assignments this week, a move that was widely perceived as a bid to exercise a degree of control over his raucous caucus. Boehner is in no mood for dissent as he tries to broker a budget...
  • (Howard) Dean: "The Truth Is Everybody Needs To Pay More Taxes, Not Just The Rich"

    12/06/2012 4:25:55 PM PST · by lowbridge · 44 replies
    HOWARD DEAN: The only problem is -- and this is initially going to seem like heresy from a progressive is -- the truth is everybody needs to pay more taxes, not just the rich. And it's a good start. But we're not going to get out of this deficit problem unless we raise taxes across the board, to go back to what Bill Clinton had and his taxes. And if we don't do that, the problem is the pressure is going to be on spending even more.
  • CDC: Language barrier caused chlorine gas leak [sickened nearly 200 people]

    12/06/2012 4:16:40 PM PST · by grundle · 24 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | December 6, 2012 | KELLY P. KISSEL
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A chlorine gas leak that sickened nearly 200 people at a Tyson Foods plant in Arkansas last year happened because a worker who couldn't read the English-language label on a barrel of chemicals inadvertently poured bleach into it, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report released Thursday.
  • Iran tells US to 'recount' drones

    12/06/2012 4:15:07 PM PST · by Red Steel · 14 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10:03AM GMT 05 Dec 2012
    Iran's Revolutionary Guards has told the United States to "recount" the drones in its fleet as it insists that – despite US denials – it captured a small US unmanned spy plane over Gulf waters. "Its capture is not an issue the Americans can easily refute," Guards spokesman Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif was quoted as saying. "I advise the American commanders to recount their drones accurately," he said. The Guards on Tuesday claimed to have recently captured a ScanEagle drone, a low-cost, short-range unmanned aircraft made by Boeing that measures 1.4 metres (4.5 feet) long and with a wingspan of...
  • U.S. Can't Afford Obama's No-Debt-Limit Credit Card

    12/06/2012 4:10:53 PM PST · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 6, 2012
    <p>Fiscal Policy: The president tells business leaders he wants to do away with Congress when it comes to raising the country's legal debt limit and be able to do it all by himself.</p> <p>It was on display again Wednesday, when President Obama told CEOs at the Business Roundtable he is no longer playing the debt ceiling "game" of agreeing to raise the limit in exchange for administration concessions on spending and taxes.</p>
  • House committee purge may continue as Boehner tightens grip (Boehner threats to GOP "dissidents")

    12/06/2012 4:09:18 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/5/12 | David Lawder
    U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner's purge of some dissident Republican congressmen from key committees may continue as he seeks to tighten control over his unruly caucus ahead of difficult votes on "fiscal cliff" issues. House Republican lawmakers said on Wednesday that in addition to the four conservatives who were stripped of their committee assignments earlier this week, other unnamed lawmakers were warned that their votes need to be more in line with party leadership and committee chairmen. In effect, these congressmen are not "team players"
  • How fracking could save the dollar

    12/06/2012 4:05:05 PM PST · by SteelToe · 8 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | December 5, 2012 | Michael Casey
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Ever since the Reagan years, America has played a singularly important role in the global economy as its largest net borrower. Thanks to the shale energy revolution, that’s beginning to change. The implications for the dollar are profound. The U.S. is on track to become the world’s largest oil producer in eight years and the biggest producer of gas in five, according to the International Energy Agency, which projects energy self sufficiency in 25 years. That remarkable turnaround not only shifts the U.S. relationship with the Middle East but, as economists at RBC Capital Markets predicted...
  • Don't let Obama own it!(vanity)

    12/06/2012 4:01:16 PM PST · by impimp · 24 replies
    6 December 2012 | impimp
    Some conservatives are saying that Republicans should let Obama own the economy. Essentially give him what he wants with regard to tax hike, spending, etc. so that Republicans could not be labelled obstructionist. This is garbage! This strategy will mean that Obama will be able to put more in his Santa sack to give to his constituents. More will become dependents and more will love Obama. The Republicans should not "give" Obama anything. They need to fight for lower tax rates and reduced spending. If it means we go over the cliff so be it. The House must be ruled...
  • Arizona Preparing For Wealthy Californians

    12/06/2012 3:58:53 PM PST · by WXRGina · 29 replies
    Big Hairy News ^ | December 6, 2012 | Scooter Van Neuter
    The state of Arizona is gearing up for a wave of incoming wealthy California millionaires and business owners escaping the ever-increasing confiscation of their earnings by one of the worst managed states in the country. Thanks to unions and years of out-of-control social and welfare program spending, coupled with the passage of Proposition 30 last month, high-income Californians are poised to pay the nation's highest marginal income tax rates - nearly 52 percent, and Arizona couldn't be happier. "While we really don't need the extra traffic, we are thrilled at the multitude of California businesses and their wealthy owners coming...