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  • Woman arrested for planting gun in backpack of boyfriend's son

    12/07/2012 3:06:50 AM PST · by expat1000 · 36 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | December 04, 2012 | Ryan Lee Hall
    A Texas woman was not getting along with her boyfriend's teenage son. She came up with a plan to get the teenage boy into trouble at school. Heather Hodges, 26 who has two young kids of her own, placed a gun in the teen’s backpack and then sent him to school. The boy attends the Magnolia Junior High School outside Houston, Texas. Hodges then called the school and warned them that the 13-year-old boy had a gun. She identified the child by name. Security guards at the school found the 9 mm pistol in the boy’s backpack. When questioned, the...
  • O Henry Fun Gun - A Sweet Lever Action 22

    12/07/2012 3:04:39 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 39 replies
    "Ahh, Christmas, that magical time of the year. Nothing beats the joy and pride a parent feels when they pick out that perfect gift and see their offspring open it up on Christmas morning. Their first bicycle, a well-oiled baseball mitt, a … Who the hell am I kidding? The latest edition of “Call of Duty” plus a live internet link for the X-box. Done. However, there’s one old-fashioned present that still rocks – their first rifle! A finely crafted, bolt-action single shot .22 rimfire will be a prized possession for years to come, or until they’re old enough to...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - December 7, 2012

    12/07/2012 3:03:21 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
  • Baptist World Alliance observes United Nations Human Rights Day Dec 9th

    12/07/2012 2:58:44 AM PST · by Cronos · 8 replies
    The Baptist Standard ^ | 6.Dec.2012 | Bob Allen
    Timed nearest to the anniversary of the Dec. 10, 1948, adoption of the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights, Human Rights Day has been sponsored for more than 20 years by the Baptist World Alliance . This year the date coincides with a BWA delegation visiting Nigeria, Dec. 4-10, to observe Human Rights Day and draw attention to episodes of violence committed by extremist rebels in northern and central Nigeria. “As people of faith, there should be continuous encouragement to pray for and act on behalf of all people facing human rights threats and violations in different parts of the world,”...
  • #FireBoehner Gathering Steam...

    12/07/2012 2:48:07 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    For more than a few of us, the removal of principled conservatives from influential committee assignments this week was the first shot of a new war we all knew was coming following Mittens' anticlimactic defeat: in the now-unfolding battle for control of the Republican Party, we have TEA Party patriots vs. the ossified -yet at the same time squishy- GOP/RNC old-guard... victory here would do the Reaganite/TP wing more good than any third-party attempt ever will. I myself have given Boehner the benefit-of-the-doubt way too many times, and have now concluded this sinister, unprincipled RINO crybaby has got to go: the...
  • A Collection of Memorabilia Commemorating The Day That Will Forever Live In Infamy

    12/07/2012 2:33:25 AM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | December 7, 1941 | FDR
    CLICK HERE:YOUTUBE:FDR:A DATE THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMYCLICK HERE: History Channel:WWII in HD:Attack on Pearl HarborCLICK HERE:December 7, 2012 AP Today in HistoryCLICK HERE:YouTube:Harry Truman Announces Atom bombCLICK HERE:YouTube:Truman Warns Japs To Give Up Interview With Crew of the Enola Gay CLICK HERE:Interview With Crew of the Enola Gay HiroshimaCLICK HERE:YouTube: Hiroshima DetonationCLICK HERE:YouTube:Hiroshima Detonation NagasakiCLICK HERE:BBC:Nagasaki DetonationClick Here:Hundreds of Fantastic Pictures of Japanese on Board USS Missouri During Surrender Ceremonies
  • Ram named Motor Trend Truck of the Year

    12/07/2012 1:46:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    CNN Money ^ | December 6, 2012 | Peter Valdes-Dapena
    The Ram 1500 has been named 2013 Truck of the Year by Motor Trend magazine. The magazine's editors were impressed by the truck's fuel economy and posh interior. "The 2013 Ram 1500 SLT is essentially like driving a Chrysler 300 with a bed," says the story that appears in the magazine's February issue. The Ram is made by Chrysler Group, which also makes the 300, a car known for its relatively upscale interior. Chrysler recently split off the Ram truck division from Dodge, so the trucks no longer carry the Dodge name. To be eligible for the Truck of the...
  • Pelosi’s Archbishop Leads in Calling Catholics to Pray, Fast, Abstain for Cause of Saving Liberty

    12/07/2012 1:38:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 6, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In a statement featuring newly installed Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone—who leads the San Francisco Archdiocese where House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi lives—the U.S. Catholic bishops announced on Thursday that they are calling on Catholics to pray the rosary every day and to fast and to abstain from eating meat on Fridays as part of a pastoral campaign aimed at preserving religious liberty, the right to life and the institution of marriage in the United States of America. “The well-being of society requires that life, marriage, and religious liberty are promoted and protected,” the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said on a...
  • Today's Toons 12/7/12

    12/07/2012 1:33:16 AM PST · by pookie18 · 12 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 12/7/12 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • McGraw-Hill plans 63 layoffs at Polaris location

    12/07/2012 1:22:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | December 6, 2012 | Steve Wartenberg
    McGraw-Hill Education announced today it will layoff 63 employees from its Polaris offices as part of a move to reorganize and upgrade the digital quality of the kindergarten to high school products it offers. The Polaris offices are the headquarters of McGraw-Hill’s School Education division, which is part of the larger education operations. The cutbacks will reduce the number of employees at Polaris to about 510. Nationally, there will be 138 layoffs in the school education division...
  • Jobs Surged Last Month in Rebound From Storm ----December 3,2005

    12/07/2012 1:07:49 AM PST · by granada · 12 replies
    nytimes ^ | December 3, 2005 | LOUIS UCHITELLE
    The nation's employers added 215,000 jobs last month, the government reported yesterday, as the economy rebounded from the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina. The strong November number, the biggest monthly increase since July, suggested that employers are scrambling for workers in response to a strongly growing economy. But on the fourth anniversary of the recovery from the 2001 recession, job growth is still below the levels achieved in previous recoveries, and the unemployment rate has been stuck at 5 percent nearly every month since June. "We're back on track after the ill effects of the hurricanes," said Mark Zandi, chief...
  • Superstorm Sandy to dampen U.S. payrolls

    12/07/2012 12:53:33 AM PST · by John W · 14 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | December 7, 2012 | Lucia Mutikani
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Superstorm Sandy likely put a dent in U.S. employment growth in November, temporarily interrupting a recently established trend of modestly rising payrolls. Nonfarm employment is forecast to have increased by a paltry 93,000 jobs last month after advancing by 171,000 in October, according to a Reuters survey of economists. The unemployment rate is seen holding steady at 7.9 percent. November's anticipated job count would be the smallest in five months. Economists said the slowdown will reflect the effect of the late-October storm, which battered the densely populated East Coast. A snap back is expected in December. "Sandy...
  • Palm City's iVox Solutions lays off about 120 employees

    12/07/2012 12:53:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Indian River Press Journal ^ | December 6, 2012 | Paul Ivice
    PALM CITY — Because the contract with its biggest client expired, call center iVox Solutions LLC is laying off about 120 employees on Friday. The workers have known about it for several weeks, iVox Chief Operating Officer Chris Stapleton said. Still, "it'll be a tough day because we really care about our employees," he said. Stapleton said at least some of the layoffs should be short-lived. The company, founded in 2003 as Old Cell Phone Corp., a vendor of used cellphones, will begin training Monday of 20 employees, who were not laid off, for an outbound call project for a...
  • Pakistan's Shia genocide

    12/07/2012 12:46:55 AM PST · by Cronos · 13 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 26.Nov.2012 | Murtaza Hassan
    In the days leading up to the religious holiday of Ashura, leading members of the Pakistani Shia community in Pakistan received anonymous text messages warning of violence to come: "Kill, Kill, Shia". In recent years,Ashura - has become an annual flashpoint in Pakistan's increasingly sectarian and violent religious culture. .., this year's Ashura in Pakistan signified a continuation of the country's spiral into self-destructive communal violence A suicide bomber in the city of Rawalpindi hurled a grenade into the midst of a Shia procession before detonating his vest and killing 23 people, while other attacks throughout the country from Karachi...
  • M7.3 - 293km SE of Kamaishi, Japan 2012-12-07 08:18:24 UTC

    12/07/2012 12:37:39 AM PST · by null and void · 62 replies
    USGS ^ | 12/6/12
    Tsunami alert. Pray for Japan.
  • EU: ECB mulls negative rates as Europe's economic crisis deepens

    12/07/2012 12:34:23 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/6/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The European Central Bank has slashed its eurozone growth forecasts and warned that recession will drag on into the middle of next year, sending the euro plunging below €1.30 to the dollar. Mario Draghi, the ECB’s president, said the governing council had discussed a cut in overnight deposit rate to below zero for the first time, and was "operationally ready" to do so if needed. The comment sent the euro into a nosedive, dropping from $1.3075 to $1.2950 in just two hours. "A negative deposit rate is the mother of all sell signals for a currency," said Hans Redeker, currency...
  • Clinton vows to thwart new Soviet Union

    12/07/2012 12:17:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Financial Times ^ | December 6, 2012 | Charles Clover in Moscow
    The US is trying to prevent Russia from recreating a new version of the Soviet Union under the ruse of economic integration, Hillary Clinton warned on Thursday. “There is a move to re-Sovietise the region,” the US secretary of state told a news conference in Dublin hours before going into a meeting with her Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov. “It’s not going to be called that. It’s going to be called a customs union, it will be called Eurasian Union and all of that,” she said, referring to various iterations of a Moscow-backed plan to deepen economic ties with its neighbours....
  • USFK warns North Korea against missile launch

    12/07/2012 12:11:46 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 7 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Dec 7 2012 | By JON RABIROFF
    U.S. Forces Korea issued a warning Friday that any North Korean launch using ballistic missile technology would be considered “a provocative act.” North Korea has announced it plans to launch a satellite sometime between Monday and Dec. 22. U.S. officials believe it will really be a test of the country’s missile-launch capabilities, and thus is a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions. News of the launch has prompted warnings from a variety of U.S. officials, along with South Korea and Japan. Even China, the North’s closest ally, has expressed concerns. “We are taking prudent measures to posture our forces to...
  • The Fiscal Responsibility Cliff

    12/06/2012 11:52:42 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 4 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | December 5, 2012 | Larry Walker Jr
    Talk About Crazy Bastards...- By: Larry Walker, II -Hiking tax rates now, in advance of the pending 2013 Medicare Tax Increase from 2.9% to 3.8% on those making $200K ($250K if married), the new 3.8% Medicare Tax on Investment Income including capital gains, the 2014 health insurance tax on individuals of $695 to $2,085 (plus inflation) depending on family size, and the 2014 shared responsibility penalty of $2,000 per employee on companies with 50 or more part-time employees (working 30 hours or more), probably isn’t wise. Legislator's must pare any further tax increases with the hikes already baked in the...
  • CAIR Targets Morsi/Brotherhood Critics

    12/06/2012 11:49:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    RSN ^ | Thursday, 06 December 2012 09:07 | (The Investigative Project on Terrorism)
    While Egyptians take to the streets to oppose what they claim is a nascent tyranny, Morsi and his Islamist government can count on support from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). For example, CAIR-Los Angeles boss Hussam Ayloush praised Morsi for assuming more power in order to prevent “corrupt judges” from the “undermining and undoing of every democratic step.” In a Facebook post, Ayloush blamed Egypt’s internal strife on the secular opposition: “Much of the Egyptian opposition seem to be more interested in opposing Morsi and the MB than actually helping Egypt become a stable and institutional democracy.” CAIR-New York’s...