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  • New Chemical Reaction Could Explain How Stars Form, Evolve, and Eventually Die

    12/08/2012 8:44:00 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | December 7, 2012 | NA
    University of North Dakota scientist Mark Hoffmann's version of Star Search goes a long way -- a very long way -- out into the universe. Hoffmann, a computational chemist, and his colleagues Tryve Helgaker, a well-known Norwegian scientist, and co-authors E.I. Tellgren and K. Lange, also working in Norway, have discovered a molecular-level interaction that science had puzzled over for decades but had never seen. That discovery, it turns out, may redefine how science views chemical compound formation. It also answers questions about what goes on in places like white dwarfs, the super dense cores of stars nearing the end...
  • Immaculate Mary

    12/08/2012 8:23:14 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies
    http://the-american-catholic.com ^ | December 8, 2012 | Donald R. McClarey
    Something for the weekend. There can only be one song on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception: Immaculate Mary. A Lourdes hymn, it was probably first sung in 1873. No one really knows who wrote the lyrics of the hymn although it has been attributed to Abbe Gaignet, a priest of Lucon. The melody is from a traditional Pyrenean song. It has long been a favorite hymn of Catholics in America. The belief that Mary was conceived without the taint of original sin had its champions long before it was proclaimed as dogma of the Church in 1854 and some...
  • Real Electoral College Reform

    12/08/2012 8:14:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | December 7, 2012 | Paul Hollrah
    In a recent column titled The National Popular Vote Fallacy, I attempted to demonstrate how the progressives who are behind the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) may, in fact, be shooting themselves in the foot.As the NPVIC rule is designed, when enough states have joined the Compact to bring at least 270 electoral votes (a simple majority in the Electoral College) to the table, then and only then will the combined electoral votes of all the Compact states automatically go to the candidate with a majority of the national popular vote, thereby eliminating any possibility of electing a president...
  • Governor Palin: Happy Hanukkah

    12/08/2012 8:12:52 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 20 replies
    Motivation Truth via Sarah's Facebook ^ | December 8th, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    Todd and I and our family wish a very Happy Hanukkah to all throughout the world who gather this week to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Our thoughts and prayers are especially with our friends in Israel who in a special way embody the Hanukkah message by being a light of freedom in a region too often darkened by chaos and oppression. May that light shine ever brightly. - Sarah Palin
  • Perry County Coal Corporation lays off 156 (Kentucky)

    12/08/2012 8:01:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WYMT-TV ^ | December 8, 2012
    HAZARD, Ky (WYMT-TV ) -- A local coal company in the mountains is laying off today. Perry County Coal Corporation, owned by TECO Coal, laid off more than 150 workers today and released a statement attributing the layoffs to a weakening coal market. Below is the statement released by the company. ďDue to depressed market conditions, Perry County Coal Corporation is reducing staff levels at its operations in Hazard, Kentucky to match expected sales for the coming year. On Friday, December 7, 2012, the company reduced its workforce by 156 positions, or 29 percent of the workforce at that location...
  • Al-Masry Al-Youm Reports On Brotherhood Torture Chambers

    12/08/2012 7:42:53 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies
    al-monitor.com ^ | Dec. 7, 2012 | Mohamad Jarehi
    Al-Masry Al-Youm spent three hours in total in the torture chambers established by the Muslim Brotherhood at the gates of the Ittihadiya Palace in the suburb of Heliopolis. The central torture chamber, which is located in front of the gate facing the Omar Ibn Abdel Aziz Mosque on al-Merghany Street, is secured with a cordon and iron barriers, where the Central Security Forces (CSF) prevent the access of any persons without the authorization of the Brotherhood. We entered the chamber with a great difficulty, after a fellow journalist from the Misr 25 TV channel facilitated. The channel is owned by...
  • Walmart security guard shoots 'shoplifting' mother dead in parking lot as she tries to escape...

    12/08/2012 7:39:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 214 replies
    mailonline ^ | 12.8.2012 | James Nye
    FULL TITLE: Walmart security guard shoots 'shoplifting' mother dead in parking lot as she tries to escape with two young children A 27-year-old mother of two has been fatally shot by an off-duty sheriff's deputy after he suspected her of shoplifting at a Houston Walmart. Harris County Sheriff's deputies have said that victim Shelly Frey, Tisa Andrews and Yolanda Craig were stealing when they were confronted by Louis Campbell a 26-year veteran of the force who works as a security guard at the store. According to Campbell the women ran to their car and when he rushed to open the...
  • Dana Rohrabacher: "Illegals" Were Paid To Steal 2012 Presidential Election For Barack Obama

    12/08/2012 7:22:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | Sat., Dec. 8 2012 | R. Scott Moxley
    Cheap tequila on the Kookville Express must have been free flowing as tipsy conductor Dana Rohrabacher pulled into the Costa Mesa train station on Dec. 6 to pen another wild, late night Twitter rant. Republicans like to claim they despise class warfare, but Orange County's senior career politician has concocted in his brain precisely the methodology Barack Obama used to romp Mitt Romney 332 to 206 in the electoral college: he simply stole the election. According to Rohrabacher, poor people and foreigners were paid to vote against Romney. Rohrabacher wrote, "1 reason GOP lost was Obama giveaways to cronies who...
  • Venezuela's Chavez to have another cancer operation

    12/08/2012 7:11:29 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec. 8, 2012
    (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Saturday he would undergo another cancer operation in coming days after doctors found malignant cells during tests in Cuba. "It is necessary for me to have a new intervention in the coming days," Chavez said in a televised broadcast, adding he would return to Havana on Sunday. The socialist leader had flown back to Venezuela on Friday after the tests in Cuba.
  • Are Preppers responsible for the unprepared?

    12/08/2012 7:07:43 PM PST · by dynachrome · 181 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12-8-12 | Patrice Lewis
    Last week on the website Emergency Management, there appeared a blog post written by an emergency manager named Valerie Lucus-McEwen in which she made a grave error in judgment. She called doomsday preppers ďsocially selfish.Ē She based this startling conclusion on the National Geographicís ďThe Doomsday PrepperĒ series and concluded that because the people featured in this show were spending their OWN time and their OWN money to stockpile their OWN resources in order to prepare their OWN families for whatever disastrous scenario they foresaw, they are selfish. Specifically, as another emergency manager phrased it, this is ďa level of...
  • Nearly Three-Quarters of Jobs Created Since June Are in Government

    12/08/2012 6:58:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    Just when you thought yesterdayís dismal jobs numbers couldnít get any worse -- they did. According to CNSNews.com, nearly seventy-five percent of all civilian jobs created since the beginning of last summer are in the public sector: Seventy-three percent of the new civilian jobs created in the United States over the last five months are in government, according to official data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In June, a total of 142,415,000 people were employed in the U.S, according to the BLS, including 19,938,000 who were employed by federal, state and local governments. By November, according to data...
  • Why Not Tax The Rich ???

    12/08/2012 6:55:13 PM PST · by Vinylly · 59 replies
    From what I read, most of the very rich are liberal d'RAT's. Most of the politicians in Congress and Senate are multimillionaires. They out number Republicans by large numbers. Even the president is a multi-millionaire. Bill Gates, George Soros, and all those whacky movie-queens are millionaires. Nancy Polcat, Harry Inbreed are millionaires. Donald Trump and Mitt Romney are not liberal d'RAT's but they are a small minority. So, when all these liberal d'RAT's scream, 'Hate the Filthy Rich', all they are doing is screaming, 'Hate our Filthy Butts'. Why not just let them screw themselves? Most Republicans are small property...
  • Egypt's Islamists driven into the arms of an old enemy

    12/08/2012 6:48:11 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    The National ^ | Dec 7, 2012 | Alan Philps
    The posting of tanks outside the presidential palace yesterday morning raises an uncomfortable question for the future of Egypt: is the result of last year's revolution going to be just more military rule, under a light frosting of Islamist politics? The new president, Mohammed Morsi, a senior figure in the Muslim Brotherhood, is the first Egyptian leader in modern times not to have come from the military. At the time of his slim victory in the presidential election - 51.7 per cent against 48.3 per cent for Ahmed Shafiq, a holdover from the Mubarak era - he seemed to...
  • Warren Campaign Blames Pizza for Debt

    12/08/2012 6:44:16 PM PST · by chessplayer · 22 replies
    The Elizabeth Warren campaign sent out an email to contributors on Tuesday announcing that it's broke after spending all the $42 million it raised in its successful effort to unseat Republican Senator Scott Brown. In her email, Senator-elect Warren placed the blame on her campaign's failure to properly budget for the massive amounts of coffee and pizza consumed by her get-out-the-vote volunteers. She also added that her campaign had underestimated the number of vans needed on election day:
  • Dinosaurs and Denial

    12/08/2012 6:44:00 PM PST · by posterchild · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | Dec 7, 2012 | Charles M. Blow
    Finally, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida ó a Tea Party darling and possible 2016 presidential candidate ó admits that dinosaurs and humans didnít co-exist. Last month, when GQ asked Rubio ďhow old do you think the Earth is?Ē he stammered through an answer. ďIím not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says. I can tell you what the Bible says, but I think thatís a dispute amongst theologians.Ē He continued, ďWhether the Earth was created in 7 days, or 7 actual eras, Iím not sure weíll ever be able to answer that. Itís one of the...
  • Romney Campaign Paid $33 Million to Two Consulting Firms With Ties to Key Staffers

    12/08/2012 6:26:41 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 47 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11-29-12 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    The Romney campaign spent an estimated $356 million between January 1, 2011 and October 17, 2012 in its unsuccessful effort to defeat incumbent President Barack Obama. According to Federal Election Commission documents, as reported by OpenSecrets.org, $33 million of this amount was paid to two consulting firms with ties to key staffers at both the Romney campaign and the RNC. Targeted Victory LLC, a Minnesota company with executive offices in Virginia, was paid $17 million for digital communications by the Romney campaign. FLS Connect LLC, an Arizona corporation with headquarters in Minnesota, was paid $16 million for voter contact and...
  • Vanity- Twitter, The TwitterGulag, and False Suspensions

    12/08/2012 6:18:38 PM PST · by HawkHogan · 29 replies
    Twitter | Myself
    I was wondering how strong the FreeRepublic presence is on Twitter. I've been on there since October, and I've noticed that a lot of conservatives on Twitter end up getting temporarily suspended due to a spam-report bug that liberals are able to exploit? So far, I've been suspended 6 times in the last 2 months, mostly over my opinions regarding Benghazi. Conservatives on Twitter refer to the temporary suspension as Twitter Gulag. Many have attempted to bring up the spam-report exploit to Twitter, but they deny it exists. Have the Freepers on Twitter found a way to negate or lessen...
  • Bush '04 Outpolls Obama '12 Among Voting Age Population

    2004 Voting Age Population : 221 m Bush Votes: 62 m > 28.0% 2012 Voting Age Population: 238 m * Obama Votes: 65.5 m > 27.5% *- estimate based on historical trend; may be low , which would further widen difference between Bush'04 and Obama '12
  • Healing Is On The Table

    12/08/2012 6:01:46 PM PST · by Frank Broom · 5 replies
    12-08-12 | Frank Broom
    One of the biggest misconceptions about healing is that because I have a pain or sickness I need God to heal me. But, let me give you an example or parable-let's say a person is hungry so they go to a resturant, the waitress takes their order, goes back and gets the food, and brings it to him and puts it on the table. Now, once she provides him with his order he is considered served. Now, the food is right there in front of him, he can see it, he can smell it, he can feel the heat coming...
  • World War Two War Paint : Bomber Jackets

    12/08/2012 5:50:35 PM PST · by virgil283 · 9 replies
    "At the beginning of the war, Army Air Corps members were issued the most badass jacket in the military, the leather A-2ówhich had been the standard leather flight jacket since 1931. In WWII, these jackets became a canvas for teenage flyers to express their rugged individuality. Theyíd get the backs painted, and often these images included the planeís nickname and little bombs to tally how many missions the crew flew. On the front, personalized patches would often indicate oneís squadron or bomb group. On the bawdiest of these jackets,
  • We Do Need "The Rich's" Money

    12/08/2012 5:38:40 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 33 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 8, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Democrats like to shout that ďthe Richest AmericansĒ must share in the sacrifice. Itís recently become the principal mantra of Barack Obama: that all this is going to hurt, a lot, and ďthe richest AmericansĒ can best afford it, so they must share in the suffering. Some rich Americans, every so often, even admit that itís true. From Rob Lowe in 1988 famously shouting back to George H.W. Bush ďI donít NEED your help!Ē to Warren Buffet today, rich people occasionally say that, yes, they can afford to suffer a larger tax bite more easily than can the rest of...
  • 2012 Heisman Trophy Presentation (vanity)

    12/08/2012 5:33:30 PM PST · by TXBlair · 74 replies
    TXBlair | December 8, 2012 | TXBlair
    I searched and didn't find a thread already underway, so...the Heisman will be presented within the hour. FReepers' thoughts/reactions?
  • "Bear Fruits in Keeping with Repentance" (Sermon for the Second Sunday in Advent, on Luke 3:1-20)

    12/08/2012 5:29:35 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | December 9, 2012 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    ďBear Fruits in Keeping with RepentanceĒ (Luke 3:1-20)Advent is a penitential season, and every year on this Second Sunday in Advent, John the Baptist shows up, leading the call to repentance. John came to prepare the way of the Lord, and he did so by calling the people to repent, that that is fitting as they get ready to welcome the coming King. And that is precisely what we are doing now during this time of preparation, the penitential season of Advent. As we anticipate the arrival of the Christ, John would have us ďBear Fruits in Keeping with Repentance.Ē...
  • Firing range teams with Mob Museum for new experience(NV)

    12/08/2012 5:19:12 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    lasvegassun.com ^ | 8 December, 2012 | William D'Urso
    With a glacier-white smile and rapid-fire laugh, Mark Cole greets visitors to his Guns and Ammo Garage, a shooting range where they can travel back to a world of Prohibition-era weapons by firing classic models like the murderous Tommy gun, known, too, as the "Chicago Typewriter." Guns and Ammo Garage, 5155 S. Dean Martin Drive, has partnered with the Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas to provide a full mob-related experience. From gunshot to mugshot, the partnership pulls from decades of mob history in Las Vegas and beyond. ďThe Vegas Mob Tour,Ē Guns and Ammo's package with the museum, is...
  • Egypt's president pulls back on power decree, pushes referendum

    12/08/2012 5:17:38 PM PST · by Jeff Winston · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | December 8, 2012 | Reza Sayah
    Cairo (CNN) -- Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy early Sunday canceled most of a controversial decree that gave him sweeping powers, but vowed to press forward with a planned referendum next weekend on a draft constitution, an adviser said. The move is an apparent attempt to end a political crisis that has spilled into the streets, pitting the president's supporters and opponents against one another and raising questions about Morsy's ability to lead the fragile democracy. It was not immediately clear whether the offer, as announced by adviser Mohamed Selim el-Awwa, would be enough to mollify the opposition. The development came...
  • Bactericides reach new depths

    12/08/2012 5:15:26 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 7 December 2012 | Lucy Gilbert
    Scientists in the US and China have come up with a low-risk treatment for bacterial infections in a deep wound.Treating infections has long been a challenge for healthcare professionals, and infections caused by drug resistant bacteria have made this task even more difficult to manage. Recently, the genome of an MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) outbreak in a hospital was sequenced to identify the source of infection, track its spread and avoid an outbreak.1 Such extreme measures of tracing infection need an equally tough bactericide. X-ray irradiation is known to have bactericidal properties; however, the high doses needed and the associated...
  • The Big Atheist Lie

    12/08/2012 5:15:07 PM PST · by ShadowPatriot · 12 replies
    The Big Atheist Lie As we drift further and further into 'the¬†abyss of the immoral‚Äė‚Ķ hostilities against Christmas have reached a new level of absurd intolerance. Now ‚Äėcartoon characters‚Äô Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus and the gang are named in the latest version of what has become known as ‚ÄúThe Annual Atheist Yuletide Lawsuit.‚ÄĚ It‚Äôs no longer even news that Christmas Trees are being banned at Senior Citizen homes‚Ķ.again.¬† And you can always count on atheists to go into a public meltdown over Nativity Scenes because they are offended.¬† Well, I‚Äôm offended by them. Contrary to popular belief, this is NOT...
  • 1 shot after man attempts to intervene in couple's argument, police say(UT)

    12/08/2012 5:10:22 PM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    ksl.com ^ | 8 December, 2012 | David Self Newlin
    WEST JORDAN ó What appeared to be a fight between a couple turned into a much more serious shooting after an armed neighbor apparently tried to intervene. Police say a they were called to the shooting at about 1 a.m. A man was arguing with his girlfriend in a car just outside the Woodgate apartment complex at 3581 W. Cobble Ridge Drive. As the argument got more heated, a man walking his dog passed by, saw the argument, and asked the female if she needed help, according to West Jordan officer J.C. Holt. An ensuing argument between the two men...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE REAL MEANING OF PEACE ~ 09 December 2012

    12/08/2012 5:05:09 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 72 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    † † † † THE REAL MEANING OF PEACE There once was a King who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The King looked at all the pictures, but there were only two he really liked and he had to choose between them. One picture was of a calm lake. The lake was a perfect mirror for the peaceful towering mountains all around. Overhead was a blue sky with fluffy white clouds. All who saw this picture thought that it was a perfect picture of peace. The other...
  • Obama photo-ops draw criticism

    12/08/2012 4:58:13 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    Obama photo-ops draw criticism By Amie Parnes - 12/08/12 05:00 PM ET President Obama has taken his negotiating powers to the kitchen table to talk to the middle class in the latest round of debt talks with Republicans. One photo-op at a time, the White House has sought to drive home a message that middle class families will see their taxes go up if Congress doesnít pass an extension of current tax rates. Itís led to criticism from Republicans that the president should be meeting with them instead of taking time for campaign-style visits to suburban homes. But the strategy...
  • Computer/Website (vanity) question

    12/08/2012 4:55:34 PM PST · by RangerM · 20 replies
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    I have a private website that I want my employees to be able to use for company information, however since it is not public, and not tied to the internet, the use of an outside DNS is not possible. I'd still prefer my employees reach the site using "www.mysite.com", but without the DNS, I'm not sure the best way this is possible. The best way I can think of is to append the client computers HOSTS file to point to the internal address, however I'd rather not have to do this with every client computer. Is there a way to...
  • The Left's Propaganda War: UN Disabilities Treaty (CRPD)

    12/08/2012 4:53:22 PM PST · by GreenEyedGal · 16 replies
    The Brenner Brief ^ | 12/08/2012 | Amanda Melson
    After the Senate failed to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Senator John Kerry took to the airwaves with Chris Matthews on Hardball Wednesday, vowing to pass the measure within the first three months of 2013. and demonizing the Republicans who voted against the bill: They argued they were afraid we were giving up sovereignty of the nation and somehow the United Nations would be able to tell us what to do. Neither are true. There is no requirement in this treaty whatsoever that any law in the United States would be changed,...
  • Microbiome: Cultural differences

    12/08/2012 4:52:31 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Nature ^ | December 5, 2012 | Virginia Hughes
    Studies of gut bacteria are beginning to untangle how diet affects health in old age ó but determining cause and effect is tricky. Almost everything about eating gets more difficult with age. Elderly people typically cannot taste or smell as well as they used to, decreasing the appeal of some foods. Dental issues or a dry mouth can impede chewing; loss of muscle tone in the pharynx can make swallowing difficult; constipation and the side effects of medication can make digestion uncomfortable; and decreased mobility makes a chore of grocery shopping or cooking complex meals. Little wonder that older people...
  • Food Stamp Participation Jumped by Over 600K in September; Last Pre-Election Number Revised Up

    12/08/2012 4:52:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 07, 2012 | 23:57 | Tom Blumer
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its latest report on food stamp program participation through September today. I received the email alerting me to the release at 5:17 p.m., so it seems reasonable to believe that USDA and the Barack Obama administration wanted the new data to get as little attention as possible (as will be seen later, itís currently getting none). If so, they have two probable reasons for wishing to minimize its impact. The first and more obvious of the two is that the food stamp rolls increased by over 607,000 in September to 47.71 million, yet another...
  • Will American Producers be "Going Galt" After Jan. 1 Fiscal Cliff/Tax Increase?

    12/08/2012 4:52:04 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 51 replies
    Self | December 8, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    What is the possibility of American producers (manufacturing, agriculture, transportation, retail, etc.) "Going Galt" after Jan. 1 if the tax rates soar as Obama wants? The Bamster is so arrogant that he thinks he can merely order it (already proposed DOUBLE the original 800 Billion tax increase) and it will be so. But what if the people it affects the most (i.e. producers) just shut down their businesses? Gas stations closed, supermarkets closed, little or no transportation, etc. The result would be not only the American economy grinding to a halt but outright panic. Of course, the ONLY way to...
  • Inflation, Interest Rates and The Upcoming Fed Meeting on 12/12

    12/08/2012 4:46:04 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/08/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Over the last 12 months, interest rates around the world have come tumbling down. In terms of 10 year sovereign yields, the US fell 40.8%, Germany fell 80.4% and the UK fell 49.1%. Mortgage rates in the US have fallen as well, but not as much. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, the 30 year fixed rate mortgage effective rate fell 16.51% over the past year. This decline is considerably less than the 40.8% decline in the 10 year Treasury yield. The Fed realizes that whether or not the US goes off the fiscal cliff or not, its citizens are...
  • Maher: Obama Should Implement Carbon Tax As A ďPersonal &#!@ You to the Koch BrothersĒ

    12/08/2012 4:34:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 07, 2012 | 17:46 | Noel Sheppard
    Bill Maherís HBO program might be on hiatus, but that doesnít stop the Obama-supporter from making inflammatory remarks about other Americans. At his blog Friday, Maher wrote that the President should use the current budget crisis to implement a carbon tax as a ďpersonal &#!@ you to the Koch brothersĒ. Ö
  • Yelp Reviewer Gets SLAPPed With 750K Lawsuit And Order To Alter Comments

    12/08/2012 4:32:58 PM PST · by Jeff Winston · 24 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | December 7, 2012 | Gregory Ferenstein
    A woman is facing a $750,000 defamation lawsuit and has been ordered to alter a negative Yelp review of a home contractor after police found that her claims didnít add up. Dietz Development is claiming that Jane Perezís scathing review has cost them new customers and, on Wednesday, a judge ordered a preliminary injunction for her to edit the post. Yelp and legal critics are worried that Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP)-related lawsuits could chill free speech, but business owners say that legal intervention is necessary in an age when online reviews can make or break a company. As...
  • Michigan right to work: Judge rules on lockdown of Capitol building

    12/08/2012 4:29:49 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 29 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | December 08, 2012 | Melissa Anders
    LANSING, MI ó A judge found that state police were doing their job on Thursday when they locked down the Michigan Capitol building during a protest of right-to-work bills. But state police and Capitol building officials need to devise guidelines for dealing with these types of situations in the future, said Ingham County Circuit Judge William Collette. Collette on Friday dissolved the temporary restraining order that was issued on Thursday by Judge Joyce Draganchuk ordering the state police to reopen the Capitol building. ďBut anyway, please just keep the building open if at all possible because the Constitution requires it,Ē...
  • Polls Make Hillary Clinton Frontrunner For 2016 Democrat Nomination

    12/08/2012 4:28:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 93 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 8, 2012 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    Hillary Clinton is among the most popular politicians nationwide and is the clear choice for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, according to recent polling data. A new poll released by Public Policy Polling found 51 percent of respondents have a favorable view of Hillary Clinton, while 29 percent view her unfavorably. On the Republican side, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie received a 48 percent favorability rating, with 26 percent of respondents viewing him unfavorably. Ö
  • Christmas Gift for Preppers

    12/08/2012 4:26:42 PM PST · by KosmicKitty · 56 replies
    My fevered brain | December 8, 2012 | kosmickitty
    I'm looking for some suggestions from all my FR friends out there. For too many years now, I give my best friend a practical Christmas gift. One year, many years ago, it was a pair of jumper cables when I found out she didn't have any. Anyway, she and her husband are into prepping big time and I would like to give them something that they could use if the SHTF. I''d buy ammo, but my friend's husband is so paranoid that I have no idea what ind of guns they have. They already have tons of food supplies, but...
  • Inhofe: Obama funneling billions to UN for climate-change redistribution

    12/08/2012 4:16:05 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4:01 pm on December 8, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    At issue in the latest video from Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) is the UNís Green Climate Fund, which aims to garner $100 billion from industrial nations ostensibly to bolster efforts to get developing nations to use renewable, non-hydrocarbon energy rather than coal and oil in their development.† In practice, as we have seen at UN climate-change conferences, te fund has been treated as an entitlement and even a type of reparation by developing nations from the US and the West.† Inhofe, who couldnít attend this yearís climate conference in Doha, which is just as well, as media around the...
  • Our Country Is Not Lost - YET

    12/08/2012 4:09:00 PM PST · by Phx_RC · 33 replies
    Arizona Project Tea Party ^ | Nov 27, 2012 | Joseph Hobbs
    There is a way... Our country is not lost ‚ÄďYET. Four or five brave American Governors can save our LIBERTY! Have our brilliant founding fathers provided us with a means to save our American Republic??? ¬†¬† The electors of each state will meet on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December (Dec.17, 2012). A majority of 270 electoral votes is required to elect the President and Vice President. Four or five Governors of battleground states can save our American Republic. (Rick Scott, John Kasich, Tom Corbett, Bob McConnell and Scott Walker for example.) The total number of Electoral...
  • Woman Shot During Zombie Argument

    12/08/2012 4:07:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec. 5, 2012
    Police in New York state said a man shot his girlfriend during a fight about whether a zombie outbreak as seen on AMC's "The Walking Dead" could actually occur. Nassau County Detective Lt. Raymond Cote said Jared Gurman, 26, argued via text messages with his girlfriend, Jessica Gelderman, 27, just after 2:30 a.m. Monday about the possibility of a zombie apocalypse as depicted on the AMC series, WNBC-TV, New York, reported Wednesday. "He feels strongly about the possibility that some military mishap could occur. She thinks it's ridiculous," ABC News quoted Cote as saying. "She was not taking him seriously...
  • Nazi-Camp Survivor Turns 100 During Hanukkah

    12/08/2012 3:51:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | 12/8/2012 | JOANNE VIVIANO
    Nightmares often plague Abe Weinrib after he tells others about the torture he endured as a Jew during World War II. He talks of the corpses he dragged to ditches in Nazi camps, the loss of his family, the typhus that nearly finished him off after he was liberated. Despite how difficult it is, he continues to describe the horrors. When asked to share his story, he says, how can he say no? ďItís a miracle I survived,Ē said Weinrib, who will turn 100 on Tuesday, during the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. ďI donít know how I survived.Ē Weinribís lifetime...
  • The things you discover only after Obama is re-elected

    12/08/2012 3:26:27 PM PST · by Starman417 · 23 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-08-12 | DrJohn
    Over at Huffington Post Robert Greenwald discovers that Obama has been killing children with drones During my recent trip to Pakistan as part of our upcoming documentary film, Drones Exposed, I was struck most by the stories told to me by children who had experienced a U.S. drone strike firsthand. The impact of Americaís drone war in the likes of Pakistan and Yemen will linger on, especially for the loved ones of the 178 children killed in those countries by U.S. drone strikes. War Costsí latest video (with accompanying report) brings attention to the children who have died as a...
  • China Fears End of the World is Nigh

    12/08/2012 3:09:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07 Dec 2012
    China is taking the date of December 21 - the day the world is due to end - seriously, with panic buying of candles sweeping through counties. Malcolm Moore reports. China's most famous book of prophecies, the 7th century Tui Bei Tu, makes no direct mention of the end of the world. But in Sichuan province, panic buying of candles has swept through two counties in the fear that an ancient Mayan prediction that the world will end on December 21 proves to be true. "Candles are selling by the hundreds, with buyers constantly coming to the market. Many stores...
  • Bid to Preserve Manhattan Project Sites in a Park Stirs Debate

    12/08/2012 3:03:19 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 3, 2012 | WILLIAM J. BROAD
    <p>A plan now before Congress would create a national park spread over three states to protect the aging remnants of the atomic bomb project from World War II, including an isolated cabin where grim findings threw the secretive effort into a panic.</p>
  • Mexicoís Pena Nieto Proposes Balanced Budget for His First Year (Bloomberg, Link Only)

    12/08/2012 2:52:49 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 4 replies
    December 8, 2012 | Nacha Cattan and Eric Martin
    http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-12-08/mexico-s-pena-nieto-proposes-balanced-budget-for-his-first-year
  • Mushroom Ice Cream, Anyone? Chefs Turning To Veggies For Dessert

    12/08/2012 2:44:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    NPR ^ | December 07, 2012 | DAVID SCHULTZ
    Chefs at some of the most cutting edge restaurants in the country are incorporating vegetables into their desserts in ways that, at first glance, might not seem very dessert-y. In fact, a recent article in the trade magazine Food Technology lists things like celery sorbet with celery salad, goat cheese mousse balls, macerated figs and balsamic vinegar at Del Posto in New York; sweet corn crŤme brulťe with popcorn shoots and candied bacon at Tilth in Seattle; and a candy cap mushroom ice cream sandwich at Americano Restaurant & Bar in San Francisco. That made us here at The Salt...