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  • Syria warns rebels may use chemical weapons

    12/08/2012 11:15:23 PM PST · by null and void · 27 replies
    France24 ^ | 08 December 2012 - 17H08
    <p>AFP - Syria warned on Saturday that rebels could use chemical weapons in their fight against President Bashar al-Assad's forces, and insisted that the regime will never unleash such arms on its own people.</p> <p>British Foreign Secretary William Hague, however, said there was evidence the Damascus government could actually employ chemical weapons stocks in the conflict which a rights group says has killed at least 42,000 people in nearly 21 months.</p>
  • Striped nanoparticle controversy blows up

    12/08/2012 11:14:18 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 7 December 2012 | Simon Hadlington
    Some scientists question the existence of self-assembling stripes on nanoparticles © NPGA prickly controversy has erupted in the rarefied world of nanoscience revolving around the strength of the evidence that molecules can assemble themselves into discrete stripes around gold nanoparticles. The issue highlights the difficulty of interpreting images of nanoscale objects.For many years researchers have been decorating gold nanoparticles with thiolated ligands to imbue the nanoparticles with a range of properties. In 2004, a group led by Francesco Stellacci, then at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US, published a paper in Nature Materials demonstrating that if two different...
  • Reid: Iíd Have a ďSerious ConversationĒ with Bernanke Before Considering Fed Audit

    12/08/2012 11:07:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 6, 2012 | Christopher Goins
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he would have to have a ďreal serious conversationĒ with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke before he considers bringing the Federal Reserve Transparency Act to the Senate Floor. On July 25, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2012 (HR 459), also commonly known as the ďAudit the FedĒ bill sponsored by retiring Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), in a 327-98 vote and has been received in the Senate. The Senate version of the bill, S.202, is stuck in the Senate. Ö As CNSNews.com previously reported, Reid was once a...
  • PBS NewsHour Fails To Press Left-Wing Activist on Entitlement Inaccuracies

    12/08/2012 10:59:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 07, 2012 | 18:47 | Matt Vespa
    The PBS NewsHour has yet to invite a strong conservative on the program to talk about the fiscal cliff. Tuesday night they had New York Times columnist, left-wing economist, and Obama cheerleader Paul Krugman to detail his view. Wednesday night they had moderately-conservative Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn), but last night was the most interesting. PBS invited the Norquist of the left, Max Richtman, of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, who insisted we shouldnít be in a rush to reform our entitlement spending. After all, when the unfunded liability of both programs is around $100 trillion, whatís...
  • Marquez knocks out Pacquiao in 6th round

    12/08/2012 10:43:05 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 9, 2012 | TIM DAHLBERG
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Juan Manuel Marquez knocked Manny Pacquiao out cold with a vicious right hand at the end of the sixth round Saturday night, putting a ferocious end to the fourth fight between the two boxers. Pacquiao had been down in the third round but knocked Marquez down in the fifth and the two were exchanging heavy blows in the sixth round before Marquez threw a right hand that flattened Pacquiao face down on the canvas at 2:59 of the sixth round.
  • Senate passes a bill allowing movie extras to use their pets without filing paperwork

    12/08/2012 10:35:27 PM PST · by null and void · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/07/12 03:35 PM ET | Ramsey Cox
    The Senate passed a bill Thursday night that would exempt animals used as ďextrasĒ in movies and television from protections in the Animal Welfare Act. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) introduced the bill, which amends the Animal Welfare Act so that actors appearing as extras who use their own pets in a scene donít have to submit paperwork proving they are humanely caring for their pet. ďCurrently, if youíre a movie extra and have your dog with you ó youíre subject to burdensome paperwork and approval from a [United States Department of Agriculture] bureaucrat,Ē Vitterís press secretary Luke Bolar said. ďSen....
  • Washington Post ďObama is Morsiís Main EnablerĒ

    12/08/2012 10:15:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Front Page Mag. ^ | 12/8/12 | Daniel Greenfield
    Remember that distant time so long ago when Obama promised that he would end our old backward policy of supporting tyrants in order to win over the Arab Street. And here we are, four years later, and Obama is supporting a tyrant in Cairo, a problem that has even broken into the normally supportive pages of the Washington Post. 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? Itís a question many Arabs ask...
  • TV technical union strikes against Pac-12 Networks

    12/08/2012 10:14:50 PM PST · by quantim · 5 replies
    AP/WORLDmag ^ | Dec 8, 11:50 PM EST | Staff
    <p>AFP - Syria warned on Saturday that rebels could use chemical weapons in their fight against President Bashar al-Assad's forces, and insisted that the regime will never unleash such arms on its own people.</p> <p>British Foreign Secretary William Hague, however, said there was evidence the Damascus government could actually employ chemical weapons stocks in the conflict which a rights group says has killed at least 42,000 people in nearly 21 months.</p>
  • GAO Report Confirms Pigford Designed for Undetectable Fraud

    12/08/2012 10:10:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/8/12 | Lee Stranahan
    An official government report released Friday admits that the Pigford ďBlack FarmersĒ Settlement was designed with no mechanism for objectively determining fraud but hid that shocking conclusion under pages of bureaucratic doublespeak. ďBurying the ledeĒ is a journalistic term used to describe the act of hiding essential information by putting non-essentials in front of it. On December 7, 2012, the United States Government Accountability Office released report number GAO-13-69R, also known as "Civil Rights: Additional Actions in Pigford II Claims Process Could Reduce Risk of Improper Determinations." Just based on the title, you can already tell the report is needlessly...
  • O-kayÖMike Papantonio Compares Tea Party to Invasive Fish That Feasts on Blood

    12/08/2012 10:09:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 07, 2012 | 20:50 | Jack Coleman
    How can you tell when conservatives really annoy a liberal? When his hyperbole exceeds even the broad parameters of absurdity embraced on the left. Case in pointóattorney and ďRing of FireĒ radio show co-host Mike Papantonioís appearance on fellow libtalker Thom Hartmannís show on Wednesday. While talking with Hartmann about post-election backbiting within the GOP and Senate Republicans voting against the UN treaty on disabilities, allegedly out of fear of backlash from the tea party, Papantonio likened tea partiers to a bloodthirsty snakehead fish. Ö
  • Scientists Discover Childrenís Cells Living in Mothersí Brains

    12/08/2012 10:05:37 PM PST · by dangus · 23 replies
    Scientific American ^ | Week of 12.4.12 | By Robert Martone
    The connection between mother and child is ever deeper than thought Scientists Discover Children¬ís Cells Living in Mothers¬í Brains The connection between mother and child is ever deeper than thought By Robert Martone | Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 37 A living connection Image: ock / –ź–Ĺ–į—Ā—ā–į—Ā–ł—Ź –ü–ĺ–Ņ–ĺ–≤–į ADVERTISEMENT The link between a mother and child is profound, and new research suggests a physical connection even deeper than anyone thought. The profound psychological and physical bonds shared by the mother and her child begin during gestation when the mother is everything for the developing fetus, supplying warmth and sustenance, while...
  • A free-trade agreement with Europe? [David Ignatius]

    12/08/2012 10:00:38 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday December 6, 2012 | David Ignatius
    At a recent meeting of German business and foreign-policy leaders, one participant summed up an anxiety thatís almost palpable here: ďEuropeans have a sense of being left alone. You Americans donít understand how much we need you.Ē Europeans seem relieved that Barack Obama won reelection. (One German official wrote in an informal paper that his victory was ďthe best thing that could have happened to the U.S.Ē) But Europeans remain worried that the Obama administrationís famous ďpivotĒ toward Asia will leave them abandoned at a time of severe internal economic and political trouble. But a big idea is taking shape...
  • Vietnam Breaks Up Anti-China Protests

    12/08/2012 9:59:18 PM PST · by tsowellfan · 1 replies
    Protesters in Hanoi had been trying to march to the Chinese embassy Rare protests have taken place in Vietnam over maritime territorial disputes with neighbouring China. The protests in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi were quickly dispersed by police. Tensions are high after an incident last month in which Hanoi accused Beijing of cutting the cables of a Vietnamese oil exploration ship. Vietnam is also unhappy at a map in new Chinese passports that shows disputed areas of the South China Sea as Chinese territory. Hundreds of people are reported to have taken part in the protests on Sunday...
  • Boehner: ďThis Isnít a Progress Report Because Thereís No Progress to ReportĒ

    12/08/2012 9:56:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 7, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) said no progress has been made with the White House in talks to avert the so-called fiscal cliff: across-the-board tax-rate hikes and automatic spending cuts (sequestration) at the beginning of the new year. ďThis isnít a progress report because thereís no progress to report,Ē Boehner said during a Capitol Hill press conference on Friday. ďWhen it comes to the fiscal cliff that is threatening our economy and threatening jobs, the White House has wasted another week.Ē Ö
  • US-led coalition: US doctor rescued from Taliban

    12/08/2012 9:49:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 8, 2012 8:33 PM EST | Deb Riechmann
    An American doctor abducted by the Taliban five days ago was rescued Sunday in eastern Afghanistan, the U.S.-led military coalition said. Dr. Dilip Joseph was captured by Taliban insurgents Wednesday outside the Afghan capital, in the Sarobi district of Kabul province. He was rescued in an early morning operation ordered after intelligence showed that the doctor was in imminent danger of injury or possible death, according to a statement. Ö
  • Stem-Cell Cures Without the Controversy

    12/08/2012 9:49:01 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 7, 2012 | Matt Ridley
    The chief medical ambition of those who study stem cells has always been that the cells would be used to repair and regenerate damaged tissue. That's still a long way off, despite rapid progress exemplified by the presentation of the Nobel Prize next week to Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University for a key stem-cell breakthrough. But there's another, less well known application of stem cells that is already delivering results: disease modeling. Dr. Yamanaka used a retrovirus to insert four genes into a mouse cell to return it to a "pluripotent" stateócapable of turning into almost any kind of cell....
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Astronaut Who Captured a Satellite [from 1984]

    12/08/2012 9:19:40 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    NASA ^ | December 09, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: In 1984, high above the Earth's surface, an astronaut captured a satellite. It was the second satellite captured that mission. Pictured above, astronaut Dale A. Gardner flies free using the Manned Maneuvering Unit and begins to attach a control device dubbed the Stinger to the rotating Westar 6 satellite. Communications satellite Westar 6 had suffered a rocket malfunction that left it unable to reach its intended high geosynchronous orbit. Both the previously caught Palapa B-2 satellite and the Westar 6 satellite were guided into the cargo bay of the Space Shuttle Discovery and returned to Earth. Westar 6 was...
  • Michigan Town Woos Hollywood, but Ends Up With a Bit Part (Ganholm)

    12/08/2012 9:14:47 PM PST · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03 December 2012 | Louise Story
    PONTIAC, Mich. ó Even the great and powerful Oz could not save the film studio that was supposed to save this town. The studio, a state-of-the-art facility fit for Hollywood blockbusters, had risen from the ruins of a General Motors complex here. It was the brainchild of a small group of investors with big plans: the studio would attract prestigious filmmakers, and the movie productions would create jobs and pump money into the local economy. A glamorous sheen would rub off on this down-on-its-luck town. But in Pontiac, happy endings do not usually come Hollywood-style. The tale behind the studio,...
  • Nanoparticle blast caught on film - Combustion could help to make minuscule matter.

    12/08/2012 9:09:00 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies
    NATURE NEWS ^ | 05 December 2012 | Eugenie Samuel Reich
    Explosive debut A droplet of xylene containing a tin compound is ignited, and then explodes to produce uniform nanoparticles (courtesy: Ch. Rosebrock & L. Mšdler, Univ. Bremen). It was a pretty explosive premiere for a movie about a chemical reaction. A microscopic droplet drifted across the screen ó almost in homage to the panning gun barrel of the James Bond movies ó and then: bang! Scientists watching the scene last week at a meeting of the Materials Research Society (MRS) in Boston, Massachusetts, were gripped, because the death of the droplet was also an act of creation. Lutz Mšdler, a...
  • Keiser Report: Hollywood Accounting (Granholm film studio scam0

    12/08/2012 9:08:57 PM PST · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    You Tube ^ | 08 December 2012
    Video 25:46 First half: discussion about Governor Jennifer Granholm and her connection to tax funded Hollywood film studio scam in Pontiac MI Second half: Matt Taibbi
  • Disowned for Voting Republican: Part II

    12/08/2012 8:54:54 PM PST · by Behind the Blue Wall · 165 replies
    Vanity | November 8, 2012 | Behind the Blue Wall
    A good number of you responded to a vanity that I posted a week ago consisting of an email I sent to my father in law who was threatening to disown me for switching "sides" and voting "R" in the last election. He wrote back, and although I'll save you from having to read the extensive drivel that is his email to me, I'm posting my response back to him. Excerpts from his email are in italics. This is even longer than the first one, so if you're not interested in reading all that, I more than understand. I did...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 12-09-12, Second Sunday of Advent

    12/08/2012 8:46:24 PM PST · by Salvation · 47 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-09-12 | Revised New American Bible
    December 9, 2012 Second Sunday of Advent † Reading 1†Bar 5:1-9 Jerusalem, take off your robe of mourning and misery;put on the splendor of glory from God forever:wrapped in the cloak of justice from God,bear on your head the mitrethat displays the glory of the eternal name.For God will show all the earth your splendor:you will be named by God foreverthe peace of justice, the glory of God's worship. Up, Jerusalem! stand upon the heights;look to the east and see your childrengathered from the east and the westat the word of the Holy One,rejoicing that they are remembered by...
  • 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...