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  • After Educating Delegates, Lord Monckton Booted From UN Climate Summit

    12/09/2012 11:52:00 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 6 replies
    The New American ^ | 09 December 2012 | Alex Newman
    Lord Christopher Monckton was escorted from the UN Conference of the Parties (COP18) by the organization’s security after telling delegates that there has been no global warming for the last 16 years. After Educating Delegates, Lord Monckton Booted From UN Climate Summit The New American 09 December 2012 Lord Christopher Monckton had an opportunity to educate representatives of governments and dictatorships at the United Nations climate change summit in Doha, Qatar, about the fact that there has been no global warming for the last 16 years. However, after pretending to be a delegate from the regime ruling Burma to...
  • Save Captain John! (Please sign this petition to support an old family friend, and good man.)

    12/09/2012 11:51:05 AM PST · by fanfan · 16 replies
    http://www.savecaptainjohn.org/#top ^ | Dec. 9, 2012 | Friends of John Letnik
    Captain John has faced hardship his entire life, but has succeeded in bringing his dreams to reality. A refugee before the age of 15, he opened Toronto's first floating restaurant in 1970. Even when his dreams were just that, he has always managed to survive. John knows how lucky he is and has always tried to share his good fortune with those in need. Now, circumstances beyond his control threaten his ability to walk off his ship and retire with dignity. Despite his 40 years of fair and generous public behaviour, Captain John is being unfairly persecuted. Without notice the...
  • Freep this Poll Time Magazine's Person of the Year

    12/09/2012 11:44:28 AM PST · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 44 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | Time Magazine
    Time Magazine is holding open on line polling for the Person of the Year for 2012. The poll closes on December 12th so start your Poll Freeping!
  • Report: U.S. Supplying Tanks, Fighter Jets To Islamist-Controlled Egypt

    12/09/2012 11:42:56 AM PST · by Fennie · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 8, 2012
    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood government is set to receive more tanks and fighter jets from the U.S. These include 200 M1A1 Abrams battle tanks and "a squadron of F-16 Falcon" fighters. Besides the obvious problems associated with sending weaponry to a government run by the Muslim Brotherhood, one must also consider the precarious position the U.S. will find itself in should war break out between Israel and Egypt. This concern becomes paramount when one considers how the billions in aide provided annually by the U.S. have enabled Egypt to develop "far and away the largest army in Africa." Egypt is also...
  • Rejecting Synergism and Returning to Monergism

    12/09/2012 11:34:49 AM PST · by HarleyD · 28 replies
    Critical Issues Commentary ^ | Unknown | Bob DeWaay
    ”For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8, 9) A key idea in the contemporary evangelical movement is that revival can be engineered. The Purpose Driven Web site says, “Peter Drucker called him [Warren] ‘the inventor of perpetual revival’ and Forbes magazine has written, ‘If Warren’s church was a business it would be compared with Dell, Google or Starbucks.’”1 The Purpose Driven movement can cite this business management guru approvingly only because they have a...
  • Slouching Toward Damascus

    12/09/2012 11:20:22 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 9, 2012 | Clarice Feldman
    This was a week of some surprises and some perfectly foreseeable consequences of forces which have been in play for some time. The fiscal cliff talks have gone nowhere, to the surprise of only the most daft who do not realize that the President does not want a pragmatic solution. He's fixated on soaking "the rich", stirring up class hatred and trying to drive a wedge between his opposition forces. Among the surprises is this: Michigan, long seen as the showplace home of America's industrialized unions, has voted to become a right to work state. Its Governor Rick Snyder said...
  • How close did Israel just come to its own Cuban missile crisis?

    12/09/2012 11:05:28 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 4 replies
    How close did Israel just come to its own Cuban missile crisis? By Paul Alster Published December 07, 2012 | FoxNews.com HAIFA, Israel – Hundreds of Iranian-made, long-range missiles already smuggled into Gaza provided a secret sense of urgency behind Israel's recent campaign against Hamas, and the the Jewish state acted with the Obama administration's full knowledge, intelligence experts told FoxNews.com. Jonathan Schanzer, a former counter-terrorism analyst at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, said the real agenda behind Israel’s assault last month on Hamas’ munitions stockpiles and smuggling tunnels was not simply to end the daily barrage of relatively...
  • NYT's Helene Cooper: Obama Will "Have To Own" Recession If We Go Over Cliff (video)

    12/09/2012 10:49:20 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 36 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 9, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    HELENE COOPER, NEW YORK TIMES: "I really do think at the end of the day, Larry, what you describe sounds like sort of the White House negotiating right now -- easily saying, 'Yeah, we can go over the fiscal cliff.' But at the end of the day, this is a president, he would have to own it. He may not think he has to own the recession; but if we go over that, he is going to have to own that. And that's something he definitely knows."
  • Auditing Shooting Rampage Statistics(Private Citizen vs Police Saves)

    12/09/2012 10:45:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    dailyanarchist.com ^ | 31 July, 2012 | Davi Barker
    Firearm prohibitionists love to use tragedy to leverage their agenda. So, it’s important for gun rights advocates to stand their ground and fire back (proverbially) whenever this happens. Last week I posted a graphic on Facebook claiming the average number of people killed in mass shootings when stopped by police is 18.25, and the average number of people killed in a mass shooting when stopped by civilians is 2.2. I based it on 10 shootings I found listed on some timeline somewhere. I honestly don’t even remember where. I presented the case studies in a blog post on the Silver...
  • Add This Group To Obama's Winning Coalition:'Religiously Unaffiliated'

    12/09/2012 10:42:03 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    npr.org ^ | 12/9/12 | Liz Halloran
    ...as we close the book on the election, it bears noting that another less obvious bloc of key swing state voters helped the president win a second term. They're the "nones" — that's the Pew Research Center's shorthand for the growing number of American voters who don't have a specific religious affiliation. Some are agnostic, some atheist, but more than half define themselves as either "religious" or "spiritual but not religious," Pew found in a recent survey. They are typically younger, more socially liberal than their forebears, vote Democratic, and now make up nearly 20 percent of the country's population....
  • 2012 Doomsday , Millions of Chinese, Russians and Americans Believe the End of the World Is Nigh

    12/09/2012 10:41:02 AM PST · by blam · 38 replies
    TMO ^ | 12-8-2012 | DK Matai
    2012 Doomsday Psychology, Millions of Chinese, Russians and Americans Believe the End of the World Is Nigh Politics / Social IssuesDec 08, 2012 - 07:47 AM By: DK Matai Panic buying of candles and essentials has accelerated not only in China and Russia, but there has been a simultaneous explosion in the sale of survival equipment, food, fuel and emergency shelters in America in preparation for the Mayan calendar's long count deadline: December 21st, 2012. The precise mechanism for the Armageddon to manifest remains vague, ranging from: 1. Catastrophic celestial collision between Earth and the mythical planet Nibiru, also known...
  • FLASHBACK: 7/20/12 Syria's Chemical Weapons Came From Saddam's Iraq

    12/09/2012 10:36:24 AM PST · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | July 20, 2012
    War On Terror: As the regime of Bashar Assad disintegrates, the security of his chemical arsenal is in jeopardy. The No. 2 general in Saddam Hussein's air force says they were the WMDs we didn't find in Iraq. King Abdullah of neighboring Jordan warned that a disintegrating Syria on the verge of civil war puts Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons at risk of falling into the hands of al-Qaida. "One of the worst-case scenarios as we are obviously trying to look for a political solution would be if some of those chemical stockpiles were to fall into unfriendly hands," he...
  • Left-wing Radical, America-hating Bill Maher calls deceased Andy Williams a "teabag idiot"

    12/09/2012 10:34:24 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 61 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | December 8, 2012 | Erica Ritz
    <p>HBO host Bill Maher’s political views– and his crass way of expressing them– are well known to most. Every once in a while, though, he takes things a step further than normal.</p> <p>The mega Obama donor claimed back in March, for instance, that he should be held to a different standard after calling Sarah Palin a “cu**” than when Rush Limbaugh called 30-year-old Georgetown student Sandra Fluke a “slut.” On Sunday, Maher made another noteworthy claim.</p>
  • Strange Days: Print Two-One Trillion Dollar Coins to Solve Debt Ceiling Crisis?

    12/09/2012 10:31:28 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/09/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The Washington Post had interesting article about solving the debt ceiling “crisis.” The author recommended that Treasury produce two-one trillion dollar platinum coins and deposit them at The Fed. “I like it,” says Joseph Gagnon of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. “There’s nothing that’s obviously economically problematic about it.” Actually, Mr. Gagnon, there are a few problems with it. 1. Moral hazard. The President orders trillion dollar coins to be produced, then gives one each to campaign donors and other party favorites (note that I did not mention our current President by name since this would be a temptation...
  • Strange Days: Print Two-One Trillion Dollar Coins to Solve Debt Ceiling Crisis?

    12/09/2012 10:31:28 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 23 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/09/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The Washington Post had interesting article about solving the debt ceiling “crisis.” The author recommended that Treasury produce two-one trillion dollar platinum coins and deposit them at The Fed. “I like it,” says Joseph Gagnon of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. “There’s nothing that’s obviously economically problematic about it.” Actually, Mr. Gagnon, there are a few problems with it. 1. Moral hazard. The President orders trillion dollar coins to be produced, then gives one each to campaign donors and other party favorites (note that I did not mention our current President by name since this would be a temptation...
  • Military Update: Coburn, McCain sway Senate to bigger RX fees

    12/09/2012 10:19:57 AM PST · by SandRat · 20 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Tom Philpott, Military Update
    Late-hour speeches by Republican Sens. Tom Coburn (Okla.) and John McCain (Ariz.) on runaway military health costs led the Senate Tuesday to shelve a defense bill amendment that would have spared family members and retirees more burdensome co-pays on drug prescriptions filled off base. The timing of their opposition, in the last hours of consideration of the 2013 defense authorization bill when amendments were only being approved by unanimous consent, allowed Coburn and McCain to block the Senate from supporting the softer House-passed plan for raising prescription fees. There will be a second chance next week when House-Senate conferees iron...
  • Freedom threatened by plan to federalize local government in Florida

    12/09/2012 10:15:51 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/09/2012 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    A new initiative by the federal government called Seven50, a cousin of Agenda 21, seeks to relieve local governments nationwide of direct representation by and for local citizens in matters of education, infrastructure and population. Indian River County Commissioner Bob Solari (772- 226-1442) is putting out an urgent call to attend a special Indian River County Commission meeting concerning this topic on Tuesday, December 18, 9 a.m. in the Vero Beach County Chambers, 1801 27th Street, Vero Beach, FL. Though Alabama already has passed legislature to curb the Seven50 agenda, seven southeastern counties along Florida’s coastline from Miami to Vero...
  • First women qualify as submarine officers

    12/09/2012 10:05:12 AM PST · by Salman · 48 replies
    KOMO TV (Seattle ABC affiliate) ^ | Dec 8, 2012 | Kelly Koopmans
    For the last century all fully-qualified submarine officers have been men. But that all changed when two women were honored with their Navy dolphin pins. The ceremony on Wednesday at Naval Base Kitsap was a graduation day of sorts with crowds, caps, and uniforms. From a cluster of colleagues, two female crew members of the USS Maine ballistic missile submarine were called front and center for a designation that made them qualified submariners. The two junior lieutenants were among the first three women in the submarine force's 112-year history to get their dolphins. "This is the mark where your command...
  • Is Norton™ Online Backup a good backup system?

    12/09/2012 10:02:54 AM PST · by Grampa Dave · 40 replies
    self | 12/9/2012 | self
    Recently I had a problem with Comcast's cloud backup. Then, I went to MyPC Backup Premium, and I started a year of their Premium program. Everything appeared to go well until this past week. I couldn't back up my files, and the system wanted me to go into a new package. Finally, after several days, I got a response re what to do, and it didn't work. I went on line and checked out their ratings. Once you got past the bs, there appeared to be a lot of people having similiar problems as I had. I really don't want...
  • SNL: Foxx Celebrates 'Kill[ing] All The White People' in New Film

    12/09/2012 9:30:30 AM PST · by george76 · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Dec 2012
    On Saturday Night Live, guest host Jamie Foxx told the amped-up crowd now in his new movie, Django Unchained, he gets to "kill all the white people ... How GREAT is that?" The live audience erupted in cheers and laughter.
  • Carville On Hillary: Every Democrat I Know Says "God, I Hope She Runs" (video)

    12/09/2012 9:26:48 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 53 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 9, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    CARVILLE: Since 1944, if we would have been sitting here, Republicans have always craved order. And they've always looked for the lion tail to get behind. We've always been people that we want to fall in love. We're looking for the next argument. This is entirely different. Every Democrat I know says, "God, I hope she runs. We don't need a primary. Let's just go to post with this thing. We don't want to fight with anybody over anything." ### CARVILLE: Yeah, you've got to beat somebody. And the Republicans know that they need a primary. We don't want --...
  • Mary Matalin To Paul Krugman: "Are You An Economist Or A Polemicist?" (video)

    12/09/2012 9:25:11 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 6 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 9, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    KRUGMAN: That kills charitable deductions. It hits the middle class hard. If you do it -- if you do it right -- we've done this, right... MATALIN: Are you an economist or a polemicist? (CROSSTALK) KRUGMAN: There's only -- there's only $450 billion that you can get by doing that. MATALIN: Do you want to talk about economy or do you want to talk about polemics? KRUGMAN: No, this is not true. MATALIN: We have two different ways of going forward. We will not have Medicare, we will not have Social Security. You have senior Democrat Dick Durbin saying Social...
  • Ky. plastics manufacturing plant slated to close (392 jobs lost)

    12/09/2012 9:23:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls plans to close a central Kentucky plastics manufacturing plant early next year, potentially putting nearly 400 employees out of work. The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/U3qICs) reports that a mass layoff notice filed with the Kentucky Office of Employment & Training on Friday says up to 392 workers could be cut in February when the facility in Louisville closes. The plant produces injection-molded interior components for vehicles...
  • 15 Worst Christmas Sweaters in the History of the Planet

    12/09/2012 9:23:12 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 20 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican (NOTE: last one maybe not SFW...but utterly hilarious) ___________________________________________ BostInno   
  • Governor Strongly Backs “Assisted Suicide”

    12/09/2012 9:19:22 AM PST · by John Semmens · 19 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Dec 2012 | John Semmens
    Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin (D) says it’s imperative that the state enact an “assisted suicide” bill calling it “a crucial element of a successful implementation of Obamacare.” “Study after study has shown that a disproportionate share of what this nation spends on health care goes for the treatment of persons who are desperately ill,” Shumlin observed. “One way of overcoming this disparity is to channel more of these persons onto a path toward death with dignity.” “For the amount it costs to treat one late stage cancer patient we could provide thousands of others with condoms or abortions,” Shumlin pointed...
  • St. Nick The Grinch: Nasty Santa Fired From Mall After Parents Complained On Facebook

    12/09/2012 9:13:30 AM PST · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    http://www.mediaite.com ^ | december 8, 2012 | Anjali Sareen
    Turns out, everyone’s susceptible to the holiday blues: a mall Santa was fired in Maine for being a downright grinch. Parents complained and fa-la-la-la-la, he lost his job. Taking to Facebook, the angry parents voiced their irritation with the Scrooge Santa. The mother of 6-year-old Chantel Mailhiot told WGME 13 that the Santa wouldn’t allow her daughter to sit on his lap simply because she didn’t purchase a $20 photo package. Apparently, though, it gets worse: even after little Chantel told Santa she wanted an American girl doll, he told her that instead, she’d get an “American football.” After Chantel’s...
  • Glenn Beck, Vince Vaughn to launch reality TV show

    12/09/2012 9:12:55 AM PST · by Bill ORightsly · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/5/12 | Mackenzie Weinger
    Glenn Beck on Wednesday announced that he is teaming up with actor Vince Vaughn to produce a new reality show set to debut next year on Beck's TheBlaze TV. “Pursuit of Truth” will pit 20 documentary filmmakers in a competition for financing and distribution for their film. Beck’s TheBlaze TV, Vaughn and Peter Billingsley’s Wild West Productions and Gary Auerbach’s Go Go Luckey Entertainment are behind the nine episode series, which will launch on TheBlaze TV in spring 2013. "I am proud to announce that Vince Vaughn and I are going to be the executive producers," Beck said on his...
  • Bouvet Volcano becoming active? (my title)

    12/09/2012 9:11:37 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 118 replies
    usgs ^ | 12/08/12 | usgs
    MAP 5.0 2012/12/09 12:38:40 -54.038 -1.941 9.9 BOUVET ISLAND REGION MAP 5.1 2012/12/07 01:35:09 -54.094 -1.928 17.4 BOUVET ISLAND REGION MAP 5.1 2012/12/06 21:33:26 -54.217 -1.983 12.0 BOUVET ISLAND REGION MAP 4.9 2012/12/06 15:46:50 -54.039 -1.964 18.7 BOUVET ISLAND REGION
  • Bolling maintains his attack against Conservative Cuccinelli on radio show

    12/09/2012 9:10:01 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies
    from an email
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLaVo66OVF0&feature=youtu.be
  • Progressive journos hang with Obama: Anything wrong with that?

    12/09/2012 9:04:48 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 7, 2012 | Erik Wemple
    Now that’s compliance for you. The blackout from these “influential progressives” – as the White House so boosterishly calls them — raises an historic prospect. Could this be the first White House meeting with journalists in which more information about the proceedings came from the White House than from the journalists? After all, the White House did at least issue this statement: “This afternoon at the White House, the President met with influential progressives to talk about the importance of preventing a tax increase on middle class families, strengthening our economy and adopting a balanced approach to deficit reduction.”
  • The death of tax reform

    12/09/2012 9:02:10 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 6 , 2012 | Robert J. Samuelson,
    The story behind the story is that “tax reform,” as we know it, is dying. During the 1980s, no major piece of legislation better symbolized bipartisan consensus than the Tax Reform Act of 1986, which was regarded by both liberal and conservative experts as the best tax law since World War II. The basic idea was simple: Reduce tax rates and recover lost revenue by ending (or limiting) tax breaks. The struggle between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner over the “fiscal cliff” indicates that this beneficial consensus has collapsed. Just the opposite is occurring. ... many politicians support...
  • California reveals the future Democrats plan for us when they gain full control of our lives

    12/09/2012 8:52:13 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/9/2012 | Emma Karlin
    Now that the Democrats have gained total control of California we are beginning to see what they want to do to all of us should they ever get total control of America. In San Francisco mentally malformed adults stand naked in the streets next to children while they claim a right to be naked in public. The State of California plans to tax the “wealthy” at a 52% rate and the bizarre character in the Statehouse Jerry Brown signs anti America anti -family and anti -Christian bills as fast as he can. Here are some of the assaults on Christianity...
  • Nature paper: Global droughts unchanged in 60 years

    12/09/2012 8:46:50 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    JoNova ^ | November 16th, 2012 | joanne
    How many images have we seen of drought-stricken cracked land, or been told this is the future? How many headlines have suggested that global warming causes droughts?Since the end of World War II humans have produced some 85% of all their CO2 emissions, but here is a new study showing that for all those emissions, and for all that warming, droughts back then were just as bad globally as they are today.Essentially, researchers thought that the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) was the way to measure global drought levels, and they thought that warming would increase global drought conditions....
  • Book Review - Shadowbosses: Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind

    12/09/2012 8:45:15 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 3 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | 8/26/2012 | John Tamny
    Shadowbosses: Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind - Mallory Factor Book Review: Shadowbosses by Mallory Factor and Elizabeth Factor Forbes.com 8/26/2012
  • Sen Coburn: DHS Security Grants not Funding Security Measures

    12/09/2012 8:43:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/9/12 | AWR Hawkins
    On Dec. 5, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) released a report providing an overview of the $35 million the Department of Homeland Security has spent on grant programs since 2003. Ostensibly, the money was to be spent in a way that enhanced public security. Thus the money is labeled "security spending." However, what Coburn discovered is that the money is often not enhancing security in any way. And because funds are limited, the specious spending Coburn discovered is actually "making our nation less secure by directing scarce dollars to low-priority projects and low-risk areas." In the report, Coburn lists multiple examples...
  • School District Owes $1 Billion On $100 Million Loan

    12/09/2012 8:43:02 AM PST · by RLM · 27 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/9/2012 | Richard Gonzales
    More than 200 school districts across California are taking a second look at the high price of the debt they've taken on using risky financial arrangements. Collectively, the districts have borrowed billions in loans that defer payments for years — leaving many districts owing far more than they borrowed.
  • Canada’s witch trials: Fake sorcerers and sham psychics abound

    12/09/2012 8:40:00 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 12 replies
    National Post ^ | December 8, 2012 | Tristin Hopper
    A little-used law that cracks down on “pretend witchcraft” remains in force more than a century after its enactment, but cities across Canada are still crawling with sham conjurers, fake sorcerers and fraudulent psychics. “I think the rarity of the charge comes down to the rarity of people coming forward,” said Detective Constable James Turnbull of Toronto police. “You’re trying to explain to people that they’ve been victimized and they don’t believe you; they believe the guy’s power is real.” Last week, his division charged self-described “healer” Gustavo Gomez under Section 365 of the Criminal Code, an archaic law that...
  • White House could protect middle class from looming tax hikes

    12/09/2012 8:36:55 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies
    White House could protect middle class from looming tax hikes By Peter Schroeder and Bernie Becker - 12/09/12 06:00 AM ET The White House has the power to temporarily protect taxpayers from middle-class tax hikes even as upper income rates rise if Congress does nothing and all of the Bush-era tax rates expire in January. Experts and lawmakers alike agree that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has the power to adjust how much is withheld from paychecks for tax purposes — for all taxpayers or just for some. By doing so, Geithner could ensure paychecks reflect the White House position that...
  • Ignoring Planetary Peril, a Profound ‘Disconnect’ Between Science and Doha

    12/09/2012 8:28:24 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 12 replies
    NYT Blogs ^ | DECEMBER 9, 2012, 6:00 AM | CHRISTOPHER F. SCHUETZE
    In one of the most poignant moments of the Doha climate talks, the Philippine climate change commissioner, Naderev M. Sano, appealed to his fellow negotiators at a session deciding the contours of the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol. “Please let Doha be remembered as the place where we found the political will to turn things around,” he said as he choked back tears. Just days before, Typhoon Bopha had hit the Philippines, killing hundreds of people. The typhoon, having been both unusually forceful and out of season, was deemed — like Hurricane Sandy — to be an extreme...
  • NYTimes Reporter: 'They Are So Much Cockier Now at the White House'

    12/09/2012 8:21:46 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies
    NYTimes Reporter: 'They Are So Much Cockier Now at the White House' Daniel Halper December 9, 2012 10:49 AM New York Times reporter Helene Cooper explained on Meet the Press that the White House is now "cockier": "I think when you talk about the feeling at the White House, there's a palpable difference now compared to 2011, the summer of 2011," said Cooper. "They are so much cockier right now at the White House than they were a year and a half ago when they were doing this. They really believe they have set out--you come to us, we're not...
  • Need Father's Rights help in DuPage County, IL (Please help!)

    12/09/2012 8:16:02 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 42 replies
    Vanity | 12-9-12 | TitansAFC
    I am dealing with a woman who is willing to falsely accuse me of harassment and being a threat to abuse my children. She has used denying visitation of the children against me, and is doing so now by filing an Order of Protection based on false allegations, which denies me visitation until our court date later in December. My current attorney, who was also my divorce attorney, is very passive. He has talked down any ideas I have come up with, and when I push for better advocacy from him, he is quick to mention that he will require...
  • Obama administration investigating sergeant who said the Bible condemns homosexuality

    12/09/2012 8:09:40 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 103 replies
    http://www.lifesitenews.com ^ | December 7, 2012 | Kirsten Andersen
    The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has launched a federal investigation over a conversation between a Huntsville JROTC instructor and a lesbian student about the Bible and homosexuality. Last April, Virgil Grissom High School student Taylor Sisk, 15, asked a local homosexual activist to file a complaint on her behalf after 1st Sgt. Lynn Vanzandt allegedly told her that he believed the Bible says homosexuality is a sin. It is unclear how the conversation began. Sisk, who leads her school’s Gay-Straight Alliance club, claimed she was talking to another girl about wanting to live in San Francisco when Vanzandt made...
  • The Military Knows It Has a Morality Problem

    12/09/2012 8:09:14 AM PST · by DJ Taylor · 40 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 6, 2012 | James Kitfield
    It has not been a good year for America’s armed forces. David Petraeus’s extramarital affair dominated headlines; 25 instructors are under investigation for systematic sexual abuse of cadets at Lackland Air Force Base; and a rash of senior officers—at the rank of colonel or higher—have been reprimanded for serious misconduct. Last month, Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrote to all four-star generals and flag officers asking for institutional soul-searching. Has the military’s behavior, he seemed to be asking, threatened the “sacred trust” among top officers, the men and women they lead, and the American people? “I...
  • War over ‘sexist’ Queens statue

    12/09/2012 8:01:00 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 9, 2012 | LIZ SADLER and KATE BRIQUELET
    Civic Virtue has become a Greek tragedy. Queens residents are protesting the city’s plans to banish a controversial sculpture to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn — which would be the second move for the classic, 90-year-old monument that pols have slammed for decades as a sexist eyesore. “The Triumph of Civic Virtue” depicts a nude male warrior symbolizing civic virtue trampling two women, the sirens of vice and corruption.
  • China's Wanxiang wins auction for U.S. government-backed A123

    12/09/2012 7:55:19 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 6 replies
    Chi Trib ^ | December 08, 2012 | Tom Hals
    WILMINGTON, Delaware (Reuters) - China's largest maker of auto parts won a politically sensitive auction for A123 Systems Inc , a bankrupt maker of batteries for electric cars that was funded partly with U.S. government money, A123's investment banker said on Saturday. Timothy Pohl of Lazard Freres said Wanxiang Group Corp's bid of about $260 million topped a joint bid from Johnson Controls Inc of Milwaukee and Japan's NEC Corp <6701.T> for the maker of lithium-ion batteries. Siemens AG of Germany had also qualified to bid, according to two people familiar with the auction, who asked not to be identified....
  • " It Will Take a Moral Movement "

    12/09/2012 7:53:19 AM PST · by virgil283 · 9 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Christopher Chantrill
    " After the election, conservatives are still full of foreboding -- and also a pessimistic hope...... McLoughlin argues that the great reforms in North American history have always been preceded by a religious Awakening. Liberal economist Robert William Fogel was so impressed that he wrote The Fourth Great Awakening and the Future of Egalitarianism to warn liberals of the coming threat to their power...... What was going on just before the American Revolution? It was the massive Great Awakening led by the Wesley brothers and Jonathan Edwards. ......" ---This concept goes deeper than this article suggests. I would recommend this...
  • The Great "HOW TO WIN ELECTIONS" Wars (tea party vs. insiders)

    12/09/2012 7:52:03 AM PST · by Moseley · 31 replies
    The Tea Party Tribune ^ | December 4, 2012 | Jonathon Moseley
    Almost every challenge facing the Republican Party boils down to one issue: How is it possible for Republicans to win elections? The GOP establishment fights, undermines, lies to, and betrays conservative Americans because GOP insiders do not believe it is possible to win elections on a tea party agenda. We’re looking at everything all wrong. We want Republican leaders to champion our tea party issues. But they can’t. They don’t know how. Conservatives believe that a properly-run campaign based on conservative values will win. More than that, we know it is the only way that a Republican candidate can win....
  • Right to Work Works!

    12/09/2012 7:42:25 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 14 June 2012 | Brian Farmer
    Right to Work -- allowing every person to choose whether or not to join a union and pay dues — leads to greater personal wealth, freedom, and jobs for workers. Right to Work Works! The New American 14 June 2012 The concept of the right to work is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was drafted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. Article 23.1 declares, “Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work, and to protection against unemployment.” Article 23.4 goes on to state,...
  • China’s inflation accelerates as food-price gains quicken

    12/09/2012 7:34:03 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    Business Mirror ^ | 09 December 2012 18:39
    CHINA’S inflation rebounded from a 33-month low as food costs rose the most since August, while deflation in factory-gate prices eased for a second month. The consumer price index rose 2 percent in November from a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said on its web site on Sunday. That compares with the 2.1-percent median estimate in a Bloomberg News survey of 35 economists and 1.7-percent gain in October. Producer prices fell for a ninth month, while the pace of the decline moderated. The data may herald a new round of inflation should the nation’s nascent growth recovery gather...
  • UK Endures Coldest Autumn Since 1993

    12/09/2012 7:33:28 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | December 7, 2012 | Guest post by Paul Homewood
    Guest post by Paul HomewoodThe UK Met Office report that the UK has just had its coldest autumn for nineteen years, leaving 2012 on course to be second coldest year since 1996.Mean temperature in November was 0.4C below the 1981-2010 average, the third month in a row when temperatures have been well down on normal.The average temperature for the autumn in the UK was 8.6C, compared to the long term average of 9.5C and the coldest since 1993. It is also the sixth coldest autumn in the last 50 years.The year as a whole is currently running as the second...