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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...
  • Congress Considers Taxing Internet Sales

    12/06/2012 11:42:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 6, 2012
    Some Republicans are siding with Democrats around the proposition that online sales should be taxed. Now, Congress is adding a rider to the National Defense Authorization Act that would allow such a tax. The so-called Marketplace Fairness Act, which also has a House counterpart, the Marketplace Equity Act, will allow states to collect sales taxes on retailers who are located out of state. This would be a fundamental expansion of states’ power to tax; it arguably violates the privileges and immunities clause, allowing states to set up tariffs against other states’ businesses...
  • DeMint Move Ignites Talk of 2016 Presidential Run

    12/06/2012 11:20:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 06 Dec 2012 08:01 PM | David A. Patten
    South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint’s surprise announcement that he will leave the U.S. Senate in January to take over leadership of the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank has ignited speculation among grass-roots conservatives that DeMint may use the new post as a launching pad for a presidential bid in 2016. “Jim DeMint will have a bigger microphone than before,” conservative direct-marketing pioneer Richard Viguerie tells Newsmax. “If he wants to, this opens up a lot more opportunities for him. I think there’s a decent chance that he’ll be a serious presidential candidate in four years.” Viguerie called the move to...
  • Man pleads guilty in plot to attack Seattle military site

    12/06/2012 10:51:54 PM PST · by Rabin · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 6, 2012 | Laura L. Myers
    Abdul-Latif, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Seattle to conspiracy to murder officers and employees of the United States and conspiracy...Walli Mujahidh, pleaded guilty in December 2011 to conspiracy and weapons charges. The pair, both U.S. citizens, were arrested in June 2011 and indicted the following month on charges of conspiring to attack the Military Entrance Processing Station, where enlistees are screened and processed, south of downtown Seattle.
  • Canada scraps F-35 purchase as audit puts true cost past $30B

    12/06/2012 10:15:51 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 30 replies
    National Post ^ | December 6, 2012 | Michael Den Tandt
    The F-35 jet fighter purchase, the most persistent thorn in the Harper government’s side and the subject of a devastating auditor-general’s report last spring, is dead. Faced with the imminent release of an audit by accountants KPMG that will push the total projected life-cycle costs of the aircraft above $30-billion, the operations committee of cabinet decided Tuesday evening to scrap the controversial sole-source program and go back to the drawing board, a source familiar with the decision said. This occurred after Chief of the Defence Staff Thomas Lawson, while en route overseas, was called back urgently to appear before the...
  • Here's what the Republican House must do on taxes right now, and what will happen if they don't

    12/06/2012 10:01:08 PM PST · by sickoflibs · 25 replies
    SOL | 12/7/12 | sickoflibs
    I still suggest that House Republicans extend those cuts under $250 K, Declare that they saved the middle class and then take on the other issues that they might be able to win. AND NO DEAL WITH OBAMA.Here is what House Republicans need to do RIGHT NOW (should of done 6 months ago) : Stop negotiating with O because that is a waste of time, and no passing tax increase bills in house. Here is a step by step plan: 1) Pass the partial extension <$250K and send to Senate, if you like include another bill extending >$250K with it....
  • New type of bacterial protection found within cells

    12/06/2012 9:57:58 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies
    Biology News Net ^ | November 13, 2012 | NA
    UC Irvine biologists have discovered that fats within cells store a class of proteins with potent antibacterial activity, revealing a previously unknown type of immune system response that targets and kills bacterial infections. Steven Gross, UCI professor of developmental & cell biology, and colleagues identified this novel intercellular role of histone proteins in fruit flies, and it could herald a new approach to fighting bacterial growth within cells. The study appears today in eLife, a new peer-reviewed, open-access journal supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society and the Wellcome Trust. "We found that these histone proteins...
  • Creative postie snaps feline friends in ‘mog blog’[w/pix]

    12/06/2012 9:50:47 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 38 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 12/6/12
    Postman Gareth Lewis sees so many cats while delivering mail to homes in Wimbledon, south-west London, that he decided to document them in a blog.He has seen a wide selection of different felines on his travels, noting that some are nosy, others stand-offish and several are rather portly.Mr Lewis decided to begin his own ‘mog blog’ earlier this year, a cat-alogue in the truest sense.Within a month he’d jotted down the names, habits and locations of the most prominent local felines.To make sure there is no confusion, he also photographs each one and now has about 60.The 42-year-old admits it’s...
  • Rand Paul Warns Boehner, Cantor: Hope You're Not Aspiring for Higher Office

    12/06/2012 9:48:25 PM PST · by Lorianne · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | 06 December 2012 | Peter Schiff interviews Rand Paul
    Video 4:04
  • Inside The Koch Empire: How The Brothers Plan To Reshape America

    12/06/2012 9:45:54 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12-5 | Daniel Fisher
    "We get threats from people in Congress, and this is pushed out and becomes part of the culture: That we are evil so we need to be destroyed." - Charles Koch A man who, by FORBES’ careful measure, is one of the 50 most powerful people in the world, one of the 20 wealthiest–and one of the dozen most vilified–is perpetually in a position to reflect. But given it’s Charles Koch’s 77th birthday, the calendar demands it. Especially with the presidential election that Charles has called “the mother of all wars” less than a week away, and with Koch Industries,...
  • Goodbye GOP

    12/06/2012 9:41:09 PM PST · by SaraL · 102 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-12-06 15:00:11 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Two developments in the Republican Party point to its future: South Carolina's Jim DeMint announced his retirement from the United States Senate to serve as president of the conservative Heritage Foundation, and the Reuters News Service reports that GOP House Speaker John Boehner is purging conservative Tea Party members from key committees "as he seeks to tighten control over his unruly caucus ahead of difficult votes on 'fiscal cliff' issues."The consolidation of America's one-party state begins.You see, it matters not how conservative a Republican you send to Congress if his vote (and yours indirectly) is negated by the...
  • Here's How the Obama Admin. Is Considering Responding to Legal Pot in Colorado and Washington

    12/06/2012 9:26:57 PM PST · by Red Steel · 92 replies ^ | Dec. 6, 2012 10:26 pm | Mike Riggs
    The Obama administration is strategizing how to fight legal pot in Colorado and Washington, reports Charlie Savage of The New York Times. While "no decision" is "imminent," Savage reports that senior level White House and Justice Department officials are considering "legal action against Colorado and Washington that could undermine voter-approved initiatives." A taskforce made up of Main Justice, the DEA, the State Department, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy is currently considering two courses of action, reports Savage: One option is for federal prosecutors to bring some cases against low-level marijuana users of the sort they until now...
  • Liberman bringing yarmulke back to court (Basketball)

    12/06/2012 9:24:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12/6/12 | Paul Lukas
    Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins at sundown Saturday. But there's already cause for celebration among Jewish basketball fans thanks to Aaron Liberman, a freshman walk-on at Northwestern who also happens to be an Orthodox Jew. He hasn't yet appeared in a game this season because of a nasty case of shin splints, but he's easy to spot on the bench: He's the one wearing a yarmulke. Uni Watch When Liberman is eventually given medical clearance to make his Northwestern debut, which he expects will be "pretty soon," he plans to wear his yarmulke on the court. (Northwestern is...

    12/06/2012 9:22:34 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 6, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    PUTTING 2012 UNDER A MICROSCOPE Reflections on the late disaster, a month after November 6… When disaster strikes, it is easy to see only the negatives, and easier still to cry out “All is lost.” Negativity rules the day, all the more so in politics after a national election. But there are lessons to be learned in every defeat, and if we objectively view these election results, we will see a foundation upon which a wise movement can build, to save this country from its current path of destruction. This won’t pretend to be an exhaustive list, but perhaps there...
  • How Maggots Heal Wounds

    12/06/2012 9:07:50 PM PST · by neverdem · 101 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 6 December 2012 | Paul Gabrielsen
    Enlarge Image Creepy, yet calming. Maggots' excretions soothe inflamed wounds, speeding healing. Credit: Cory Doctorow Yes, maggots are creepy, crawly, and slimy. But that slime is a remarkable healing balm, used by battlefield surgeons for centuries to close wounds. Now, researchers say they've figured out how the fly larvae work their magic: They suppress our immune system. Maggots are efficient consumers of dead tissue. They munch on rotting flesh, leaving healthy tissue practically unscathed. Physicians in Napoleon's army used the larvae to clean wounds. In World War I, American surgeon William Baer noticed that soldiers with maggot-infested gashes didn't...
  • Kaine urges Obama, Dems to compromise with GOP on 'cliff'

    12/06/2012 8:54:15 PM PST · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 6, 2012 | 8:00 pm | Steve Contorno
    RICHMOND, Va. -- Democratic Sen.-elect Tim Kaine on Thursday implored President Obama and Democrats to compromise with congressional Republicans to avoid taking the country over the "fiscal cliff" in January. "Neither side is going to walk over to the other and say, 'You know what, you're right. We're going to do it exactly the way you said,' " Kaine told reporters at a daylong gathering hosted by the Associated Press. "So you have to find that middle ground." Kaine sounded an alarm over the Obama administration's claim that it was willing to go over the fiscal cliff -- allowing massive...
  • (Video) The Bush Tax Cuts are a Myth

    12/06/2012 8:53:05 PM PST · by publius321 · 5 replies
    The "Bush Tax Cuts" were a tax deferment.
  • US, Russia set for surprise Syria meeting

    12/06/2012 8:43:47 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 16 replies ^ | 12-06-12 | Bradley Klapper
    DUBLIN (AP) — The top U.S. and Russian diplomats will hold a surprise meeting Thursday with the United Nations' peace envoy for Syria, signaling fresh hopes of an international breakthrough to end the Arab country's 21-month civil war. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and mediator Lakhdar Brahimi will gather in Dublin on the sidelines of a human rights conference, a senior U.S. official said. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because she wasn't authorized to speak publicly on the matter. She provided few details about the unscheduled get-together. Ahead of the three-way...
  • Vicksburg sawmill lays off 80

    12/06/2012 8:35:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — About 80 employees at Anderson-Tully Company's sawmill operation at the Port of Vicksburg will be laid off by Jan. 4. The company tells the Vicksburg Post ( ) that the move has been in the works for two months because of a depressed housing market. Company president Richard Wilkerson says a second shift is being dropped...
  • Knights of Columbus members are Asked to Donate thier Columbia Magazines to Catholic Organizations

    12/06/2012 8:23:14 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies
    Knights of Columbus To inform Catholics about important issues and raise awareness of the Knights of Columbus and its work, Spirit of Christ Council 12979 in Arvada, Colo. donated Columbia magazine subscriptions to the libraries of local Catholic high schools, colleges and student centers. Each month, the council also collects back issues of Columbia from members and places them in church lobbies and public libraries. A printed label covers the donor’s address and invites eligible men to join the Knights. With the permission of your church’s office, find a place where you can put the back issues of your Catholic...
  • Global media conceals fact that soccer players who beat Dutch referee to death were Muslims

    12/06/2012 8:21:04 PM PST · by Bronzy · 12 replies
    While the mainstream media widely circulates fanciful stories about its own supposed "anti-Muslim bias," this is an example of what really happens all too often: the Islamic identity of those who commit crimes is entirely concealed. Is it entirely irrelevant in this case? Not necessarily. It could be that the killers in this "Dutch youth club" thought of the referee as a dirty kuffar whose life was worth less than that of one of the "best of people" (Qur'an 3:110). It could be that they thought he had offended Islam in some way. It could be that they were asserting...
  • End the war on terror and save billions

    12/06/2012 8:07:13 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 6 December 2012 | Fareed Zakaria
    As we debate whether the two parties can ever come together and get things done, here’s something President Obama could probably do by himself that would be a signal accomplishment of his presidency: End the war on terror. Or, more realistically, start planning and preparing the country for phasing it out. For 11 years, the United States has been operating under emergency wartime powers granted under the 2001 “Authorization for Use of Military Force.” That is a longer period than the country spent fighting the Civil War, World War I and World War II combined. It grants the president and...
  • Is America becoming Europe? Five US birth rate myths

    12/06/2012 8:04:50 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6 December 2012 | By Kate Dailey
    Is America in a baby bust? Is the US birth rate really on the decline? A look at five myths about the country's population problems. The release of a Pew study saying American birth rates have hit a new low kicked off a spirited discussion about the future of the country. But lost somewhere in the debate were a few basic facts about why the rates dropped and what happens next. Below, a look at five myths of America's declining fertility rate. The decline is sustained and serious Before getting too upset about these numbers, it's worth taking a look...
  • Centrist Dems lying low on deficit negotiations to avoid 2014 backlash

    12/06/2012 8:04:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/05/12 05 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democratic centrists, whom Grover Norquist describes as the “hostages” in the tax debate, are lying low and keeping quiet about competing proposals from President Obama and House GOP leaders.These centrists have declined to endorse Obama’s opening offer to raise taxes by $1.6 trillion, twice the size of the tax increase most of them voted for in July. They have also held their fire on House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) plan, released Monday, that would raise $800 billion in tax revenues and cut $1.2 trillion in spending, which is closer to the ratio of the Bowles-Simpson plan popular with many...
  • Military Drones Prowl US Skies (Smile!! You're on camera or will be soon!)

    12/06/2012 7:58:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/6/12 | TechNewsDaily Staff |
    Military drones used to track terrorists or insurgents in Afghanistan have also been flying across the U.S. homeland. Newly released documents show U.S. drone flights by the Air Force, Marine Corps and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for the first time. The Air Force has tested drones in U.S. skies ranging from hand-launched Ravens to the larger Reaper drones responsible for targeting and killing people overseas — all recorded through the Federal Aviation Administration licenses required to fly in national airspace. That information became public through a Freedom of Information Act request from the nonprofit digital rights organization Electronic...
  • Summer 2013 Software Engineer Internship (Executive Office Of The President: unpaid)

    12/06/2012 7:55:22 PM PST · by posterchild · 8 replies
    USAJOBS.GOV ^ | Mon Nov 26 ,2012
    Begin a challenging and exciting internship with the Executive Office of the President (EOP) providing support to the President of the United States. The EOP is comprised of The White House, Executive Residence, Office of the Vice President, Office of the United States Trade Representatives, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Office of the National Drug Control Policy, Office of Management and Budget, Office of Administration, National Security Staff, Council on Environmental Quality, and Council of Economic Advisers. The EOP has responsibility for tasks ranging from communicating the President's message to the American people to promoting our trade interests abroad....
  • Israeli PM “disappointed” with Angela Merkel

    12/06/2012 7:53:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 12/06/2012 @ 09:29 | Valentina Pop
    A joint German-Israeli government meeting in Berlin on Thursday (6 December) is likely to be the scene of more disagreements between Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the two traditional allies are having increased difficulty finding common ground. The scene was set already on the eve of the meeting. Netanyahu told Die Welt about his “disappointment” at Germany’s decision last week to abstain instead of saying “No” to Palestine's status upgrade within the United Nations. “I think Chancellor Merkel thought this vote would somehow promote peace. But the opposite has happened: Ever since the UN vote, the...
  • George Zimmerman sues NBC Universal over edited 911 call

    12/06/2012 7:43:04 PM PST · by marktwain · 136 replies
    CNN ^ | 7 December, 2012 | Michael Martinez
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