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  • A Lost Civilization

    12/10/2012 7:44:36 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 8, 2012 | MAUREEN DOWD
    Instead of smallpox, plagues, drought and Conquistadors, the Republican decline will be traced to a stubborn refusal to adapt to a world where poor people and sick people and black people and brown people and female people and gay people count. As the historian Will Durant observed, “A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.”
  • Former Fla. Police Officer Scheduled for Execution

    12/10/2012 7:43:03 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 10, 2012 | TAMARA LUSH
    Manuel Pardo was a decorated Florida highway patrolman and police officer who went horribly bad, slaying nine people during a three-month crime spree after he had been fired for lying. Now, almost 27 years later, Pardo, 56, is scheduled to be executed Tuesday night at Florida State Prison in Starke barring a last-minute stay, fulfilling a request he made to jurors at his 1988 trial.
  • The moment Obama shook hands with the rapper who sang 'kill those f****** Yankees': Outrage as

    12/10/2012 7:39:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/10/12 | Daily Mail Reporter
    President Barack Obama has been pictured shaking hands with a South Korean rapper who sang about wanting to kill American soldiers. PSY, born Park Jae-sang, performed at a White House charity event on Sunday, despite a deeply controversial performance in 2004 that has shocked and outraged American fans. The rapper showed off his signature dance moves while performing 'Gangnam Style,' which has the most watched YouTube video in history. Scroll down for video
  • Handwriting on the wall for Susan Rice

    12/10/2012 7:39:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/10/2012 | Thomas Lifson
    Why would the New York Times choose to publish an attack on Susan Rice ("a surprising and unsettling sympathy for Africa's despots") in its Sunday edition? The Times turned over prized op-ed real state to Salem Solomon ("an Eritrean-American journalist who runs Africa Talks, a news and opinion Web site covering Africa and the global African diaspora"), who signaled the UN Ambassador that a nomination to be Secretary of State would not be a bed of roses. Just in case she felt that going on those five Sunday shows and playing a meat puppet mouthing whatever she was told...
  • The End of the Wave: The northward surge of Mexicans into the United States may be over

    12/10/2012 7:37:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/10/2012 | Michael Barone
    Is mass migration from Mexico to the United States a thing of the past? At least for the moment, it is. Last May, the Pew Hispanic Center, in a study based on U.S. and Mexican statistics, reported that net migration from Mexico to this country had fallen to zero from 2005 to 2010. Pew said 20,000 more people moved to Mexico from the United States than from there to here in those years. That’s a vivid contrast with the years 1995 to 2000, when net inflow from Mexico was 2.2 million people. Because there was net Mexican immigration until 2007,...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    12/10/2012 7:33:53 AM PST · by Faith · 25 replies
    December 10, 2012 | Faith
    He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of His father David: And He shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of His kingdom there shall be no end. Luke 1: 32-33
  • Under Obama, Economic Stagnation Is the New Normal

    12/10/2012 7:33:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    RCM ^ | 12/10/2012 | Louis Woodhill
    Friday's "Employment Situation" report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showed that 5.4 million Americans have dropped out of the labor force since Barack Obama took office. The labor force declined by 350,000 in November, despite an increase of 191,000 in our working age population. The unprecedented decline of labor force participation under President Obama is not news. However, it also appears that millions of brain cells have dropped out of the mental labor force of America's economic analysts. How else can we account for headlines like these? "Jobs report: A pleasant surprise" (Jared Bernstein) "The employment emergency is...
  • Move Over, Michigan, China Is The World's Next Rust Belt

    12/10/2012 7:31:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/10/2012 | Gordon Chang
    Six cities in Liaoning province, including Shenyang and Anshan, recently announced they are converting abandoned industrial sites to farmland. Dongguan, once a booming factory center, is on the verge of bankruptcy as companies close, leaving the local government severely cash-strapped. Just two years after China overtook the U.S. to become the world’s largest manufacturer, the country faces the prospect of decades of de-industrialization. And there is little Beijing can do to arrest the slide. Globalization once propelled China. Hong Kong manufacturers flocked to that country’s coastal regions in the early 1980s largely because labor costs were low and regulation lax....
  • Stanford MBA price tag hits $185K: Highest in the world

    12/10/2012 7:29:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Fortune ^ | 12/10/2012 | John A. Byrne
    Stanford's Graduate School of Business has leapfrogged the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and Columbia Business School to become the most expensive two-year MBA program in the world, according to an analysis by Poets&Quants. This year, Stanford is telling applicants that estimated cost of its two-year, full-time MBA program is a whopping $185,054, a new record. That is some $18,242 more than Stanford said it would cost an MBA student only two years ago, when Columbia was the school with the most expensive MBA program in the world. At that time, Columbia estimated that the cost to attend its MBA...
  • Gutfeld Rips Costas With Story About Guns Saving Lives

    12/10/2012 7:27:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 8 December, 2012 | GREG GUTFELD
    GREG GUTFELD: Now this tale not only shows how guns save lives, but it also kills the stereotype, Bob, that libs love to propagate that gun owners are clumsy yokels who collect guns the way sports broadcasters collect toupees. Not so, the homeowner handled the situation with compassion, keeping the guy from endangering them and others. Any decent gun owner would say that's how it's done. But this is a logic that escapes people like Bob Costas, who glide among secure skyscrapers, never worrying about trivialities like home invasions. Commentators need no guns when the bodyguard is already packing. If...
  • Gallup Reports Upper-Income Spending Worst November Ever

    12/10/2012 7:25:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    With the generally upbeat spending reports on black Friday and cyber-Monday, Gallup paints a different point of view in its most recent poll that shows U.S. Consumer Spending Holds Steady, Consistent With 2011Americans' self-reported daily spending averaged $73 in November, essentially on par with September and October. It is also similar to the $71 Americans spent last November and slightly higher compared with November 2010 and 2009 -- but still much lower than in November 2008. November 2012 vs. November Prior Years U.S. Upper-Income Spending Sees Worst November on Record Upper-income Americans' (defined as those making at least $90,000 per...
  • Occupier Lisa Fithian Training Union Activists for Michigan Protests

    12/10/2012 7:25:06 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/10/12 | Lee Stranahan
    Yahoo News is reporting that far-left anarchist Lisa Fithian is training protestors in Michigan on "direct action techniques" in preparation for the upcoming right-to-work protests. Fithian, exposed in the film Occupy Unmasked, is the radical frequently employed by labor unions such as the United Auto Workers. With Fithian involved, look for fireworks in the coming days in the battle for Michigan to become a right-to-work state. According to Yahoo: More than 200 activists attended training Saturday in preparation for a protest at the Michigan Capitol, where lawmakers are putting the final touches on legislation that would allow workers to stop...
  • Peter Schiff: Majority Doesn't "Have A Right To Steal My Money Just Because They Voted For It"

    12/10/2012 7:21:46 AM PST · by george76 · 84 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 10, 2012 | Peter Schiff
    First of all, I'm in the top two percent. Right now, I'm paying 45% of my total income in income taxes, both to the state of Connecticut and to the federal government, and if you take the 3% Medicare tax. After the tax hikes go into effect next year, more than half -- more than half of my total income is going to go to the government. You tell me, what's fair about that when medieval serfs pay 25%, I'm paying half? I don't care what the majority voted to do, they don't have a right to steal my money...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Official: We Rule Morsi

    12/10/2012 7:21:08 AM PST · by bayouranger · 4 replies
    radicalislam.org ^ | 10DEC12 | Raymond Ibrahim
    During Egyptian presidential elections, one of the biggest criticisms against President Mohammed Morsi was that he was just a stooge for the Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide, Mohammed Badie — who recently called for a jihad on Israel. The logic was that Morsi’s function was simply to fulfill the Guide’s will, which is the absolute Islamization of Egypt. Of course, the Brotherhood and Morsi brushed aside such talk, saying the latter was his own man, that his policies for Egypt would have nothing to do with Brotherhood interests, that he was a president for all Egyptians, etc., etc. Amazingly, however, a...
  • Cyprus Makes Big Concessions for Bailout [De Facto Loss of Sovereignty]

    12/10/2012 7:20:23 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 2 replies
    Spiegel.de ^ | 12/10/2012 | By Christian Reiermann and Markus Dettmer
    Dimitris Christofias had a serious look on his face as he spoke of a "gut-wrenching" decision, but a "necessary evil." The Cypriot president was not giving his people good news. Christofias, in his televised address last Tuesday, reminded viewers of his country's darkest hour, the Turkish invasion of northern Cyprus in 1974. In return for billions of euros, the "troika," made up of the European Commission, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will essentially take control of the Mediterranean island.The Cypriot government and representatives of the troika negotiated for almost five months over the terms...
  • Boehner’s Biggest Threat (Representative Tom Price of Georgia is a conservative force)

    12/10/2012 7:15:38 AM PST · by Fred · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 121011 | Robert Costas
    Should a debt deal go sour, the buzz is that Tom Price, a 58-year-old physician from Georgia, may challenge John Boehner for the speaker’s gavel. “Price is the person we’re all watching,” says an aide close to House leadership. “We know he’s frustrated, but we don’t know much else.” In an interview with National Review Online, Price won’t speculate about his future, but he acknowledges his growing uneasiness. “My concern is that within our conference, conservatives, who are a majority, don’t have a proper platform,” he says. “That’s true at the leadership table and on the steering committee.”
  • Ann Barnhardt: A puzzle

    12/10/2012 7:15:15 AM PST · by Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey · 41 replies
    I have recently discovered a woman named Ann Barhardt. I have watched her "The Economy is Going To Implode" YouTube series and have read here religious/societal/political commentaries. My problem?.... I can't figure this woman out. Either she's the most "free" person I know, speaking truth that has been blocked/subvereted for many, many years in America ... ... or she is just certifiably nuts ..... Any comments on this thread are welcome. Disclaimer: I am a father or two, a husband, now living in the Midwest, raised in the NYC/CT area. I am a committed, conservative Catholic, trying to live for...
  • Is Gun Violence Soaring in America?

    12/10/2012 7:11:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies
    guns.com ^ | 9 December, 2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    An article published in the Wall Street Journal on Saturday reported that while the number of homicides has decreased over the last decade (2001-2011) due to improvements in medical technology, the number of people treated for gunshot wounds increased by almost half. Here is an excerpt from the WSJ article: After a steady decline through the 1990s, the annual number of homicides zigzagged before resuming a decline in 2007, falling from 16,929 that year to an estimated 14,722 in 2010, according to FBI crime data. At the same time, medical data and other surveys in the U.S. show a rising...
  • Zimmerman's defense seeks to end GPS monitoring

    12/10/2012 7:05:10 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 26 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 9, 2012 | Jeff Weiner Orlando Sentinel
    <p>ORLANDO — George Zimmerman's defense team has filed several new motions in advance of this week's hearing in his second-degree murder case, including a request to remove Zimmerman from GPS monitoring and allow him to travel throughout the state.</p> <p>Zimmerman, the defense argues, "needs to be able to travel more freely throughout the state of Florida for reasons of his own personal safety and … to have the ability to assist his defense" by meeting with witnesses, including experts.</p>
  • Umm...What's ILAB ?

    12/10/2012 6:53:02 AM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 50 replies
    Alan Levy : The Man, The Myth, The Slam Dancer | 12/10/12 | Alan Levy
    So tell me, patriot, have you ever heard of ILAB ? Nope. Do they fix iphones ?Well, not exactly. ILAB is yet another dangerous Marxist-style agency in our bloated Federal Leviathan that almost no one has ever heard of. ILAB is an acronym for "Bureau of International Affairs" and is a sub-bureaucracy of the Department of Labor. It's stated mission is this: *** "The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) leads the U.S. Department of Labor’s efforts to ensure that workers around the world are treated fairly and are able to share in the benefits of the global economy. ILAB’s...