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  • Using States to Transform Higher Learning

    12/08/2012 6:32:34 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | Bruce Walker
    In the wake of what might appear to be a disastrous presidential election, it must be remembered that Republicans now control half of the fifty state governments outright. So while Republicans can do nothing at the federal level except obstruct radical leftist plans, Republicans at the state level can do a great deal to transform America. There are lots of areas in which this political muscle could be used to defeat leftism. Why not start with the macabre obscenity of taxpayer-supported higher education? We do not need public universities -- or, for that matter, any universities -- to produce genius....
  • Time to Remove Boehner as Speaker? (Perhaps)

    12/08/2012 6:30:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2012 | Rachel Alexander
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) may have finally gone too far betraying conservatives. This past week, he removed three conservative Republican Congressmen from their committee positions in retaliation for not voting for his compromises on the budget with Democrats – compromises that led us to the current “fiscal cliff.” Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) was removed from the Financial Services Committee, and Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) and Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) were removed from the Budget Committee. All three were elected with strong Tea Party support. An aide to GOP leadership said they were removed for “not being team...
  • Illegal immigrant gets kidney

    12/08/2012 6:25:54 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 39 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 9, 2012 | Michael Holtz,
    As an illegal immigrant, Jorge Mariscal waited eight years for a kidney transplant he feared would never come. His persistence paid off Thursday when he underwent the procedure at Loyola University Medical Center. After years of uncertainties, Mariscal said he's excited about his future and grateful for the help he received. But he remains frustrated with a health care system that he worries might leave out an untold number of illegal immigrants in need of lifesaving treatments. "Why can't we be treated the same?" he asked while sitting in his hospital room. "Health care should be a human right, not...
  • GOP Strategic Retreat? (It's Either 0bama's Way, Or The Highway)

    12/08/2012 6:20:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2012 | Larry Kudlow
    Republicans are divided. President Obama won't budge. And more and more, it looks like the fiscal-cliff deadline of Dec. 31 will be missed. It's now clear that Team Obama wants higher tax rates and revenue-raising tax-deduction caps to meet their $1.6 trillion revenue target. Spending cuts and entitlement reforms are vague to nonexistent. In fact, it could be that Obama not only rejects the across-the-board budget sequester, but that he actively seeks to raise spending, not cut it. I guess it stands to reason that if you puff up his $800 billion revenue increase from last year, and double it...
  • Russia Arms Syria With Powerful Ballistic Missiles

    12/08/2012 6:18:14 AM PST · by Fennie · 17 replies
    WND ^ | December 8, 2012 | By Reza Kahlili
    Hours after NATO agreed on Tuesday to send Patriot missiles to Turkey because of the crisis in Syria, Russia delivered its first shipment of Iskander missiles to Syria. The superior Iskander can travel at hypersonic speed of over 1.3 miles per second (Mach 6-7) and has a range of over 280 miles with pinpoint accuracy of destroying targets with its 1,500-pound warhead, a nightmare for any missile defense system. According to Mashregh, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard media outlet, Russia had warned Turkey not to escalate the situation, but with Turkey's request for Patriot missiles, it delivered its first shipment of...
  • The Last Chance for the Republican Party

    12/08/2012 6:07:02 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 66 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/8/12 | Judson Phillips
    According to the Mayans, the world will end on December 21. The world probably won’t end on December 21, but something else may end around that date. What is it and what can we do about it? December 21 of this year might herald the end of the Republican Party as a major political party. At this point, the Republican Party is making it very plain that the only role it expects conservatives to have is to be cheerleaders for the establishment and be boots on the ground for people like John Boehner or the next great RINO hope, Jeb...
  • Boehner Orchestrating the GOP's Demise

    12/08/2012 6:03:35 AM PST · by upchuck · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 7, 2012 | J Robert Smith
    It's a contest of wills and guess who is winning? President Obama, of course. And that's because the president is up against the GOP's equivalent of Churchill's "Boneless Wonder," Speaker John Boehner. Matched against the president, Boehner is making Ned Beatty's hapless character from the classic movie Deliverance look downright gritty. Boehner the Boneless Wonder's beta dog routine is doing much to deep-six the Party of Lincoln. Hyperbole? Don't grumpy grassroots conservatives grouse incessantly that establishment Republicans are screwing the -- well, putting it more politely, screwing it up and that the Grand Old Party will go the way of the...
  • TANK BATTLE RAGES IN TUNISIAN HILLS AS AIR STRUGGLE GROWS IN INTENSITY (12/8/42)

    12/08/2012 5:55:31 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 10 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 12/8/42 | James MacDonald, Walter W. Ruch, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • KC Burke may now be AZ Burke

    12/08/2012 5:43:23 AM PST · by KC Burke · 64 replies
    Big Vanity | November 8, 2012 | KC Burke
    Work has transported me to the Phoenix metroplex, Glendale and Surprise to be exact. What is happening here? People have told me it gets hot sometimes. Do you guys in AZ have politics or guns?
  • Bozell Column: The Polluted Oscar Documentary Pool

    12/08/2012 5:39:31 AM PST · by chessplayer · 2 replies
    The cabal that chooses the 15 nominees for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature has issued its 2013 selections. Why was the the top-grossing documentary of 2012 -- and the fourth most-successful documentary of all time – not on that expansive list? Because it was “2016,” the film in which conservative author Dinesh D’Souza warns of a dark future for America if Barack Obama is re-elected. The film’s producer, Gerald Molen, who’s already won an Oscar for “Schindler’s List,” was scandalized. "The action confirms my opinion that the bias against anything from a conservative point of view is dead...
  • Beck, Marriage and The State of The Union

    12/08/2012 5:28:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | December 8, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    My buddy, Glenn Beck, has made a great contribution to the TEA party movement and to a renewal of popular interest in our Founding Fathers and their ideals. For all that he deserves praise. But, I believe, he is making a serious error in abandoning the civil right of marriage. The Republican Party was founded in opposition to two historic wrongs. The party’s first platform in 1856 denounced “slavery and polygamy—the twin relics of barbarism.” Slavery was finally put down with a terrible toll—630,000 Americans dead in the Civil War. The new movie, Lincoln, tells the dramatic story of the...
  • The Washington Post Co. Will Pay 2013 Dividends In 2012 to Spare Investors from Tax Hikes

    12/08/2012 5:24:23 AM PST · by chessplayer · 11 replies
    AP reports “The Washington Post Co. will pay its 2013 dividends before the end of this year to try to spare investors from anticipated tax increases.” Guess who benefits? The nation's leading billionaire advocate of tax hikes: "The Washington Post's dividend payment also stands to benefit those with a significant stake in the company, such as WARREN BUFFET's firm Berkshire Hathaway.
  • Durbin says Trotter deserves no special treatment on O'Hare gun arrest

    12/08/2012 5:18:25 AM PST · by rellimpank · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 08 dec 2012 | Rick Pearson
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Democratic state Sen. Donne Trotter, a candidate to succeed Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, shouldn't get any special treatment as an elected official for allegedly trying to board a plane with a firearm and ammunition.
  • Norton Blocking FR? - Vanity

    12/08/2012 5:16:53 AM PST · by j_tull · 45 replies
    My Browser Window ^ | 12/8/12 | j_tull
  • Obama Hypocrisy Index Picks up Steam

    12/08/2012 5:13:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | December 8, 2012 | John Ransom
    What a difference a few month makes. Last month we were told by a fawning news media how great things were. The economy was a little engine that could.  And the declining unemployment rate was touted in headlines as significant progress toward economic recovery. Unemployment rate falls to 7.8% in September, reported the Washington Post- a four-year low...”nearly”… whatever “nearly” means. “The nation’s jobless rate dropped to its lowest point in nearly four years in September. And unlike some recent declines, this one happened for the right reason: not because people gave up looking for a job, but because far...
  • Bonding Fifty Years Later

    12/08/2012 5:08:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    If you really want to understand the vast changes that have occurred in America over the past 50 years, all you have to do is watch James Bond. Back in 1962, the first Bond movie, "Dr. No," was released, catapulting Sean Connery to international stardom. Even President Kennedy expressed admiration for Ian Fleming's fictional British secret agent. Connery's Bond was ultra-suave but amazingly politically incorrect. The guy smoked constantly, drank, gambled and womanized without remorse. He was a rogue and couldn't care less what anyone thought. He was also brutal, liberally exercising his license to kill in the cause...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [December 8, 2012]

    12/08/2012 5:04:23 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    The Impartial Power of God "By one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified" —Hebrews 10:14 We trample the blood of the Son of God underfoot if we think we are forgiven because we are sorry for our sins. The only reason for the forgiveness of our sins by God, and the infinite depth of His promise to forget them, is the death of Jesus Christ. Our repentance is merely the result of our personal realization of the atonement by the Cross of Christ, which He has provided for us. “. . . Christ Jesus ....
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(12/8/12)[Prayer]

    12/08/2012 5:02:11 AM PST · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/8/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures AlmightyGenesis 17:1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I [am] Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless.
  • SOCIAL SECURITY NOW CALLED 'FEDERAL BENEFIT PAYMENT'/ENTITLEMENT!

    12/08/2012 4:42:06 AM PST · by IbJensen · 143 replies
    emal | 12/8/2012 | email edited by Ib Jensen
    Have you noticed, your Social Security check is now referred to as a "Federal Benefit Payment"? The government is now referring to our Social Security checks as a “Federal Benefit Payment.”This isn’t a benefit – its earned income! Not only did we all contribute to Social Security but our employers did too. It totaled 15% of our income before taxes. If you averaged $30K per year over your working life, that's close to $180,000 invested in Social Security. If you calculate the future value of your monthly investment in social security ($375/month, including both your and your employer’s contributions) at...
  • Jesus Visits Muslim in Prison

    12/08/2012 4:35:17 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 5, 2012 | Uploaded by SpiritRealm712
    Jesus Visits a Muslim in Prison (Testimony) What an amazing testimony, praise God!
  • The Crescent That Stole Christmas

    12/08/2012 4:29:21 AM PST · by IbJensen · 22 replies
    TFP ^ | December 3, 2012 | Gary J Isbell
    City officials in Brussels have announced that the traditional Christmas tree will not be displayed in the public square due to concerns that it might offend the minority Muslim population. It seems that the insanity of political correctness is reaching a frenzied apex. Now, any reference to Christianity whatsoever will not be tolerated by “open-minded” liberals. Brussels councilwoman Bianca Debaets told reporters that a “misplaced argument” over religious sensitivities caused the city to remove the traditional Christmas tree and replace it with a “winter” sculpture. To further make her point, she remarked that any city display must not be referred...
  • WASHINGTON POST TO PAY DIVIDEND EARLY (to avoid next years tax increase)

    12/08/2012 3:50:54 AM PST · by lowbridge · 6 replies
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  • Bought Car in Ca. Cheaply, Now Mn. Wants More Tax Money!! (Help)

    12/08/2012 3:50:23 AM PST · by LiveFreeOrDie2001 · 89 replies
    Me | 12/8/2012 | Me
    So I saw this deal on a nice car on an Automotive enthusist's website. The car was in California, I am in Minnesota. I agree to buy the car, fly down 1-way, check out the car and do the following: - Write up a purchase agreement for the amount (I have a copy). - Give him a Bank Cashier's Check for the full amount (I have a copy). - We go to the DMV in Ca., do all the paperwork and I drive home to Mn. (I have a copy). Now the problem.... Minnesota says the car is much more...
  • LAUGH BREAK Is Rice really so bad? (nothing wrong with having another proven liar in the WH)

    12/08/2012 3:48:50 AM PST · by Liz · 8 replies
    NY POST ^ | 12/7/12 | OP-ED
    EDITED Rice is par for the course for a sap-happy Chicago pol who never met an honest person in the Windy City in his entire life. EXAMPLES: Ohaha's treasury secretary couldn’t figure out how to pay his own taxes. His AG leads a Justice Dept that thought selling guns to Mexican drug cartels would have good results. And he appointed only one czar who was a Communist truther (that we know of). So, as long as Rice is reasonably loyal to the US (ie, ID'S the US as one of her five favorite countries) and doesn't accidentally start a Mideast...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - War in Cairo and Washington

    12/08/2012 3:45:11 AM PST · by expat1000 · 6 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | December 07, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    A TRUE WORK OF ART The New York Times reported in 2009 that Art in Embassies spends about $4.5 million a year for permanent art acquisitions; chief curator Virginia Shore said at the time that artists and dealers support the program via favorable pricing; for the embassy in Beijing, an outlay of $800,000 yielded works with an appraised value of $30 million. Here’s one of the “paintings” from the Art in Embassies exhibit in Stockholm. “Paul Rusconi, Barack Obama, 2008.” Estimated price of 5,000, but sold for $20,000. You can see it up above. The new symbol of America....
  • John Boehner Leads Republicans Into Political Little Big Horn

    12/08/2012 3:39:05 AM PST · by radioone · 18 replies
    Western Center for Journalism ^ | December 7, 2012 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
    In June of 1876, near Montana’s Little Big Horn River, five of the Seventh Cavalry’s companies were annihilated with 268 dead. Lt. Colonel Custer, their leader, was also killed, all at the hands of the Lakota Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho Tribes of America’s Great Plains. The Battle of Little Big Horn has been deemed one of the greatest battlefield blunders by an American Commander. Speaker of the House John Boehner, the highest elected leader of the Republican Party, is headed for a similar annihilation at the hands of Barack Obama. It is a battle brought about by Boehner’s earlier...
  • A Royal Charter for a regulated press is a terrible idea: either the press is free, or it is not

    12/08/2012 3:26:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | December 8, 2012 | Iain Martin
    Who could object to something that sounds as nice as a "Royal Charter"? With echoes of Magna Carta and Royal proclamations spreading cheer, the term is almost soothing: medieval but in a good way. "My liege, the herald is here at the drawbridge with the new Royal Charter." "Oh excellent news, please show the fellow in.".... [SNIP] .....The difficulty with a Royal Charter is that it brings the press within the orbit of the government and Parliament as surely as statute does. Once a decade, the government – in theory parliament but in effect government – would decide whether or...
  • Barack Obama will attend Gangnam Style concert despite rapper's anti-American protests

    12/08/2012 2:59:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | December 7, 2012
    A spokesman said Friday that the Obama family will attend the December 21 Christmas in Washington concert, as is custom. News reports cite two instances of the 34-year-old "Gangnam Style" rapper participating in concerts protesting the US military presence in South Korea during the early stages of the war in Iraq. In a 2004 concert, PSY performs another act's song about killing "Yankees" who have been torturing Iraqi captives and their families "slowly and painfully."...... .....PSY's inescapable hit went viral in the US and holds the YouTube record for most watched video.
  • An Elegy for Two Once-Divine Female Critics

    12/08/2012 2:20:37 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 8, 2012 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    As recently as five years ago, I counted Ann Coulter and Camille Paglia among my favorite authors, and my guiltiest but most delicious reading pleasures............ .......................It's Paglia that has lost the ability to understand feminine complexity. As she has turned sourer in the last few years, I have tried to psychologize her Orphic descent from edginess to banality. I can't reduce the problem to a simple case of self-pitying bitterness, though she does write, "Paradoxically, a key problem with the current youth cult, which is devouring both entertainment and fashion, is that aging women have become progressively invisible." It seems...
  • Pop Star James Taylor: ‘I Really Suffered’ Under 8 Years of ‘Cheney/Bush’ (barphalert)

    12/08/2012 1:42:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 7, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    James Taylor said he “really suffered” under eight years of “Cheney/Bush,” while speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Friday about election reform. “It was sort of natural, being so politically active over the years, that I would get involved in the campaign of 2008,” Taylor said. “I really—I was hugely motivated also by eight years of Cheney/Bush, and I say it in that order on purpose.” “Those were—it was a tough time for me,” he said. “I really suffered.” …
  • F-16 engines stolen from Israeli army base

    12/08/2012 12:58:57 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 34 replies
    F-16.net ^ | Dec 7 2012 | Lieven Dewitte
    Israel's military police are investigating the theft of F-16 fighter plane engines from an military base in central Israel, with the military suspecting that the thieves had inside help. The F-16C/D 'Barak' jets were undergoing repairs. The base commander contacted the military police after discovering the engines missing. There were no details how many engines or engine parts were stolen but the radio report said the estimated worth is the millions of dollars. The thieves seems to have been assisted by someone within the base. Among other things, there is the fact that there was no damage to the base's...
  • Violence Against Christians Moves Nigeria to No. 7 on List of Terror-Affected Nations

    12/08/2012 12:57:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 7, 2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    Boko Haram’s violent jihad against Christians in Nigeria pushed the West African country into seventh place in annual rankings of countries impacted by terrorism, lending weight to calls for the State Department to reconsider its decision not to designate the group as a “foreign terrorist organization.” Nigeria’s ranking in the latest Global Terrorism Index, released this week, marked a shift from 12th place a year earlier, from 16th place in 2008, and from 30th place in 2005. The top six countries this year are Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Yemen and Somalia. … Most recently, ten Christians were reported to have...
  • Dem Lawmaker: Balanced Budget Is Not the Goal

    12/08/2012 12:51:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 7, 2012 | Christopher Goins
    Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.) says President Obama’s plan to raise tax rates for the wealthiest Americans won’t balance the budget by itself—but that’s not the goal anyway. “Well, that (tax hikes) alone doesn’t balance the budget. It’s part of a broader plan,” Connolly said. “A totally balanced budget is probably not what is being sought. What is being sought is stabilizing the debt in its ratio to the broader general economy—bringing it down to a much more manageable level.” …
  • CBO: Feds Borrowing $4.8 billion Per Day in FY 2013, So Far

    12/08/2012 12:48:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 7, 2012 | Matt Cover
    The federal government ran a deficit of $292 billion for the first two months of fiscal year 2013—October and November 2012—amounting to $4.8 billion of borrowed money each day. … This means that the government borrowed $4.8 billion for each calendar day so far in 2013. If the Treasury Department restricted its borrowing to only weekdays, its per day average would jump to $6.5 billion per day thus far in fiscal year 2013. …
  • Jeb Bush Succeeding Bill Clinton at National Constitution Center

    12/08/2012 12:28:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 07 Dec 2012 11:33 AM | Bill Hoffmann
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush—one of the top potential GOP contenders for a 2016 presidential run—has been tapped to become chairman of the Board of Trustees at the prestigious National Constitution Center, succeeding former President Bill Clinton. Bush is the second in his family to serve as the chairman of center’s Board of Trustees—his father former President George H.W. Bush had the post in 2007. “I am honored to have this opportunity and am humbled to follow in the footsteps of my beloved father … who first exemplified to me what it means to be a good citizen and to...
  • Corporate money to help pay for Obama inauguration (“unlimited sums”)

    12/08/2012 12:11:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 7, 2012 2:29 PM EST | Philip Elliott
    In a reversal from four years ago, President Barack Obama will accept unlimited sums of money from corporations and individuals to pay for events surrounding his inauguration, a spokeswoman said Friday. Lobbyists, political action committees and foreign entities, however, will still be banned from underwriting the costs of the gala events, spokeswoman Addie Whisenant said. The committee also will reject donations from companies that haven’t paid back loans from the 2008 federal bailout of Wall Street, as well as corporate sponsorship deals. …
  • Amount Spent on Welfare Exceeds Average Income

    12/08/2012 12:02:02 AM PST · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Dec 2012 | John Semmens
    Data from a Congressional Research Service report reveals that the amount the government spends on welfare per family below the poverty line exceeds the median earned income. The median for earned income in the United States is about $50,000 per year. The amount spent per family on welfare exceeds $60,000 per year. Assuming a 40-hour work week, welfare equates to an after-tax wage of over $30 per hour. Congressional Democrats used these figures to make the case against prospective cuts to the government's entitlement spending. “The GOP's notion that we ought to be pushing people to get jobs is completely...
  • Jewish Support of the GOP Surges

    12/07/2012 11:51:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 07 Dec 2012 04:08 PM | Ronald Kessler
    The Republican share of the Jewish vote jumped nationally in the presidential election from 22 percent to 32 percent, an increase of almost 50 percent, Matt Brooks, executive director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, tells Newsmax. Based on an exit poll of 1,000 Jewish voters commissioned by the group, Brooks says the results show that Republicans have gained market share among Jewish voters in five of the last six national elections. The 10-point gain in the last election is the largest since 1972. Brooks takes issue with a poll commissioned by the left-leaning, pro-Israel organization J Street. That poll found...
  • Our man in Cairo

    12/07/2012 11:32:36 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 7, 2012 | David Ignatius
    How did Washington become the best friend of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, even as President Mohamed Morsi was asserting dictatorial powers and his followers were beating up secular liberals in the streets of Cairo? ItÂ’s a question many Arabs ask these days, and it deserves an answer. And letÂ’s be honest: The Obama administration has been MorsiÂ’s main enabler. U.S. officials have worked closely with him on economic development and regional diplomacy. Visiting Washington last week, MorsiÂ’s top aides were touting their bossÂ’s close contacts with President Obama and describing phone calls between the two leaders that led to...
  • Prunes are not a laxative, EU rules

    12/07/2012 11:13:52 PM PST · by Arthurio · 39 replies
    It comes after the organisation was mocked last month a ruling that led to a ban on claims that drinking water can prevent dehydration. Despite a long held belief that prunes, traditionally served with custard, are good for improving bowel function, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has ruled this is not the case. Its experts said there was "insufficient" evidence of a link between the dried plums and normal bowel function after looking at three studies of prune consumption. Sir Graham Watson MEP has now challenged an EU Commissioner to a prune-eating contest after his food safety committee ruled...
  • Egyptian Opposition Leader Ahmed Said: US Ignored Warnings on Brotherhood

    12/07/2012 11:13:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 07 Dec 2012 08:45 PM | Todd Beamon and John Bachman
    Washington has failed to heed warnings from inside Egypt about the true intentions of the Muslim Brotherhood, business and political leader Ahmed Said tells Newsmax in an exclusive interview. “Unfortunately the United States was not listening,” Said, head of the strongly pro-United States Free Egyptians Party, tells Newsmax. “I was a member of parliament for the past five months before the parliament was dissolved, and I have met with several congressional delegations and met with Sens. John McCain and John Kerry—and I don’t think they’re really listening, to be very honest.” Said, whose group is among the many opposing Egyptian...
  • Sorry, Democrats: 4 Ways Progressives Are About to Have Their Hopes Dashed

    12/07/2012 11:11:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 7, 2012 | Molly Ball
    Ever since Election Day, the left has been riding high. Not only did President Obama and Democrats across the country win big on Nov. 6, the president has gratified his base with his tough talk on the fiscal cliff negotiations, and the new Congress looks to be substantially more progressive than the last. But how long will the second honeymoon last for President Obama and the Democrats? Chances are, it won't be long until the left's hopes are dashed. Here are four possible letdowns on the horizon. 1. Entitlements: Obama has talked very tough on tax rates for income over...
  • Prayer's for a dear friend's husband

    12/07/2012 11:10:56 PM PST · by Salamander · 127 replies
    self | salamander
    Prayers for a dear friend's husband, please
  • I plan for Foot Reconstruction Surgery, bunionectomies too

    12/07/2012 10:37:17 PM PST · by San Rafael Blue · 12 replies
    Dec, 6, 2012 | Bill Miller
    I am against ObamaCare, due mainly to it's uninvited intrusiveness into the well being of every American presently born, and then some. At the same time, I will say there are instances when it is appropriate to take and utilize government services, especially when one has been an employee of the government at some time in their life. That said, I am so glad to have health insurance through the govt. I served in the Navy back in the Carter/Reagan years. I began on a wooden (yes, wooden!) Minesweeper in Charleston South Carolina, 174 feet in length, and finished my...
  • Students Made to Stand for Black National Anthem

    12/07/2012 10:20:16 PM PST · by Mozilla · 36 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | Dec 07 2012 | Dave Blount
    Turning over the education of future generations to liberals was not such a good idea. Even the Heartland provides plenty of examples of the pernicious indoctrination being imposed on children at our expense in public schools: 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...
  • Congressional aides: Obama asks $60.4B Sandy aid

    12/07/2012 10:18:22 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 7, 2012 | ANDREW TAYLOR | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama asked Congress Friday for $60.4 billion in federal aid for New York, New Jersey and other states hit by Superstorm Sandy in late October. It's a disaster whose cost is rivaled only by the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the 2005 Hurricane that devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Obama's request adds a huge new to-do item to a congressional agenda already packed with controversy on how to resolve the nation's budget woes and avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. "Our nation has an obligation to assist those who suffered losses and who...
  • “Hercules” Monkeys Lift Stones to Crack Nuts

    12/07/2012 9:55:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    National Geographic ^ | December 7, 2012 | Christine Dell'Amore
    This holiday season I’m featuring a nutcracker of another sort—the bearded capuchin of Brazil. Native to open woodlands called the Cerrado, these monkeys are nicknamed Hercules with a tail, and for good reason—they can lift a stone heavier than themselves to break open tough palm nuts. (Watch a video of the nutcracking monkeys.) A monkey with a missing foot can still crack just as well. Photograph courtesy Dorothy Fragaszy National Geographic grantee Dorothy Fragaszy has been studying these charismatic little critters in the field, and last week she stopped by headquarters to update us on her research. She passed out...
  • Rapper Big Boi On Obama: Warns “I’m Not Pro-Govt…Our Freedoms Are Getting Taken Away”

    12/07/2012 9:55:24 PM PST · by Mozilla · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | December 6, 2012 | Andrea Ryan
    As rare as it is, it’s so refreshing to hear common sense come out of the entertainment industry. During an interview to discuss the release of his new album, rapper Big Boi made the following response when asked about the president: “I’m not pro-government at all, I’m pro-people. Our freedoms are getting taken away every day with things that people aren’t aware of, like the [National Defense Authorization Act]. I don’t care who the president is–it ain’t just all about who’s black or who’s white or who’s Republican or Democrat, it’s about who is for the betterment of people, period....
  • I Quit (How to scam welfare in 2012)

    12/07/2012 9:53:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Ricochet ^ | December 6, 2012 | Ryan M.
    If you are foolish enough to answer truthfully on an application for state assistance, do not despair. The state has thought of that, and does not discriminate against the foolish; you will likely be given multiple opportunities to lie, and you will eventually get your fair share. Always remember that it is best to consult your state and federal poverty guidelines before you subjectively determine what you can or cannot afford. The numbers do not lie, even if you have to lie to fall within them. Please allow me to repeat that: there are state and federal poverty guidelines. Allow...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-08-12, Solemnity, Immaculate Conception

    12/07/2012 9:49:19 PM PST · by Salvation · 51 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-08-12 | Revised New American Bible
    December 8, 2012   Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary   Reading 1 Gn 3:9-15, 20 After the man, Adam, had eaten of the tree,the LORD God called to the man and asked him, "Where are you?"He answered, "I heard you in the garden;but I was afraid, because I was naked,so I hid myself."Then he asked, "Who told you that you were naked?You have eaten, then,from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat!"The man replied, "The woman whom you put here with me--she gave me fruit from the tree, and so I ate...