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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...
  • Scarborough: 'Conservatism Is A Racket For A Lot Of People To Get Very, Very Rich'

    12/10/2012 6:43:34 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 67 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is it possible to have a principled opposition to raising tax rates to avoid the fiscal cliff? It seems that Joe Scarborough doesn't think so. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough suggested that those on the "far, far right" in the "conservative entertainment complex" and in the ranks of political consultants who oppose tax rate hikes do so out of base material motives. According to Scarborough, speaking of such "far, far right" tax-increase opponents, "conservatism is a racket for a lot of people to get very, very rich." View the video here.
  • Concealed carry: one year report card(WI SemiBarf Alert)

    12/10/2012 6:42:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    walworthcountytoday.com ^ | 9 December, 2012 | TODD MISHLER
    SUGAR CREEK TOWNSHIP — Although some local law enforcement officials say the concealed-carry law isn’t perfect, there has been little negative fallout in Walworth County during its first year. It’s been a little more than a year since Wisconsin adopted the concealed carry law, and despite high profile tragedies in Milwaukee, law enforcement officials in Walworth County report that the Wild West has not returned like detractors claimed it would. The Wisconsin Department of Justice has approved more than 138,500 concealed carry permits since Act 35 went into effect Nov. 1, 2011, and DOJ statistics show that handgun sales are...
  • Concealed carry law in the spotlight(WI)

    12/10/2012 6:39:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    fox11online.com ^ | 7 December, 2012 | Laura Smith
    WAUSAU - The state's concealed carry gun law is in the spotlight again after a fight stemming from a road rage incident in Wausau ended when one person involved pulled a gun. That 48-year-old Appleton man has a concealed carry permit. As we've reported, police arrested 30-year-old Nicholas Flanagan and 26-year-old Jessica Ratliff. Investigators say the Menominee, Michigan couple attacked Scott Van Patter after their vehicles collided. Wausau police provided FOX 11 with dash cam video showing officers arriving on the scene of a fight at a Menards parking lot Tuesday. Police say Van Patter was physically assaulted by Flanagan...
  • Middle East to Become an EVEN MORE Convoluted Mess as Syria Splits....

    12/10/2012 6:26:16 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    The Assad regime in Syria is getting weaker by the day as FSA rebels continue to gain ground- they've already pretty much surrounded the capital in preparation for an all-out assault that will finally unseat Bashir Assad. But like most things over there, nothing's simple... With the Free Syrian Army (FSA) infested with Al Qaeda types and Syria deeply divided along sectarian/religious-sect lines, chances of anybody establishing hegemony over the entire country and creating a tolerant, functioning democracy of any sort are not so good. Yet while Assad's now-fading forces are still heavily armed with missiles, fighter aircraft, and even biological...
  • A Cheap Trick Enables Energy-Efficient Carbon Capture

    12/10/2012 6:25:50 AM PST · by docbnj · 19 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 10 Dec 2012 | Prachi Patel
    A simple new method has been shown to remove carbon-dioxide emissions from power plant exhaust while consuming half the energy needed by the best existing carbon-capture approach. Testing of the technology, which uses cheap limestone-derived material to trap carbon dioxide, has been underway at two different megawatt-scale pilot plants in Spain and Germany.
  • Who Goes Obama?

    12/10/2012 6:24:09 AM PST · by Sallyven · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 10, 2012 | Cindy Simpson
    In 1941, Harpers Magazine published a fascinating article by writer Dorothy Thompson titled: "Who Goes Nazi?"Seventy years later, we're asking the question: "Who goes Obama?"(Before the reader is shocked that this article dares mention "Nazi" and "Obama" on the same page, don't worry -- there will be no comparison of Obama to Nazis here. I will only mention that both fascism and modern liberalism are, at heart, ideologies that fall at the statist end of the political spectrum. So bear with me a moment.)In "Who Goes Nazi?" Ms. Thompson thoughtfully described and evaluated the personalities of each of the various...
  • America’s leadership class has failed us

    12/10/2012 6:19:58 AM PST · by SmileRight · 15 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 12/10/2012 | John R. Smith
    Local and federal political conditions have created a climate where the people who make this country work have been penalized past the point of tolerance. This is partly because our leadership class has failed to meet its responsibilities. This is big. This is a failure at every level of society, in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, from the local to the national levels. The public-sector leadership is more culpable than the private sector’s, but neither can be pardoned. How did we get in this mess? Well, our leadership has lost its way, plunging us...
  • What don’t Republicans in Congress understand about the Christmas Strategy?

    12/10/2012 6:14:26 AM PST · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    legal Insurrection ^ | Posted by William A. Jacobson Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 2:10pm
    Sometimes I think we would be better off leaderless. Senator: GOP could accept tax hikes on very rich: "There is a growing group of folks looking at this and realizing that we don’t have a lot of cards as it relates to the tax issue before year end,” [Tennessee Senator Bob] Corker told Fox News Sunday. If Republicans agree to Obama’s plan to increase rates on the top 2% of Americans, Corker added, “the focus then shifts to entitlements and maybe it puts us in a place where we actually can do something that really saves the nation.”
  • Mexican singer Jenni Rivera feared dead in plane crash

    12/10/2012 6:12:56 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 13 replies
    AP via Foxnews.com ^ | December 09, 2012
    MONTERREY, Mexico – Mexico's music world mourned Jenni Rivera, the U.S.-born singer presumed killed in a plane crash whose soulful voice and openness about her personal troubles had made her a Mexican-American superstar. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but Rivera's relatives in the U.S. say they have few doubts that she was on the Learjet 25 that disintegrated on impact Sunday in rugged territory in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico
  • A South Korean Rapper, Forgiveness, and Restitution

    12/10/2012 6:12:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2012 | Michael Brown
    After his YouTube video went mega-viral, the South Korean rapper named PSY received an invitation to sing and dance at a White House Christmas party. But it was quickly learned that in 2004, he had rapped lyrics wishing for the death and torture of American troops in Iraq, along with their families. PSY quickly issued a humble apology to the American people, and the White House reaffirmed that PSY’s show would go on. Was this the right thing to do? In case you haven’t heard of PSY, his Korean rap video “Gangnam Style” has been viewed more than 900 million...
  • Obama and Slavery

    12/10/2012 6:11:44 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 12/10/2012 | Daren Jonescu
    What, at its base, is slavery? Slavery, we would casually answer, is the ownership of one man by another. That is to say, it is a perversion of the notion of private property, rooted in a fundamental illogic about the nature and source of property itself. Property is a derivation from what Jefferson, following Locke and others, termed the right to life. A human being, as an animal, has a natural inclination to self-preservation; however, as a rational being, this inclination is not simply an instinct, but initiates a moral imperative, i.e., it becomes a matter of choosing to live...
  • The Salafi Crusades

    12/10/2012 6:08:30 AM PST · by expat1000 · 13 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Dec 9, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Empires leave behind a mess when they leave. And that mess acts as the building blocks of a new empire. One empire falls and another rises in its place. It's an old story and it is what we are seeing in the Middle East. The Islamist resurgence was fed by the collapse of two world powers, the USSR and the US. The fall of the Soviet Union robbed the Arab Socialist dictatorships of their support. The last of these, Syria, is now under siege, by Sunni Islamist militias after becoming an Iranian Shiite puppet. Egypt's Sadat had made the move...
  • Socialism, Capitalism Top Ten Words

    12/10/2012 6:04:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2012 | Charles Payne
    Merriam Webster is out with its top ten words of 2012. Heading the list is a tie between "Socialism" and "Capitalism." Maybe not a surprise that these words would make the list, but I'm somewhat taken aback there would be a tie at the top of the list. Anyone that believes capitalism brought the nation to greatness should be alarmed at the short-term reaction of those that think capitalism brought the nation to the brink. There is a full-fledged war afoot, and maybe those that love capitalism and how it created the road map to the American Dream, are too...
  • As "fiscal cliff" clock ticks, Obama hits the road again

    12/10/2012 5:57:30 AM PST · by Cronos · 19 replies
    CBS ^ | 10.Dec.2012 | CBS
    <p>Although the president has been criticized by Republicans for "campaign style" rallies on the "fiscal cliff," the president today will hit the road when he heads to Michigan to tour Daimler's Detroit Diesel Corporation. The White House said he will talk again about the "fiscal cliff" and, if a deal isn't struck before the end of the year, how devastating it will be to the economy and the middle class. His remarks come on the heels of his weekly address over the weekend where he repeated that he won't budge on letting the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy expire.</p>
  • Caddo sheriff offers gun class for kids (LA)

    12/10/2012 5:53:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    goerie.com ^ | 9 December, 2012 | AP
    The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office is offering a gun safety class for children 8 to 12 years old.
  • The Inconceivable Embarrassment From Cold Fusion

    12/10/2012 5:50:12 AM PST · by Wonder Warthog · 163 replies
    New Energy and Fuel ^ | Dec 10 2012 | Anon
    U.S. institutional politics, government agencies, and academic science have been caught in denial so strident they’re now shouting “no” while stark raving naked. The nakedness is because of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions or LENR, or an evolution of the famed cold fusion. The intellectual embarrassment is tattooed to the naysayers forever and disqualifies many people. Steve Krivit reports from behind his paywall physicist Yasuhiro Iwamura from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries that researchers at Toyota Central Research and Development Laboratories performed an independent replication of a Mitsubishi low-energy nuclear reaction transmutation experiment. Iwamura spoke of the replication at the American Nuclear Society’s...
  • Mail-order ammo bill dodges bullet(IL)

    12/10/2012 5:49:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    thetelegraph.com ^ | 9 December, 2012 | NA
    One of the highlights of the just-completed veto session in the Illinois General Assembly was when lawmakers overrode Gov. Pat Quinn’s amendatory veto of a bill regarding mail order sales of ammunition. The Legislature’s action was significant because it prevented the governor from overstepping his constitutional powers by trying to rewrite a piece of legislation to the point of changing its intent completely. Earlier this year, the Illinois House and Senate passed Senate Bill 681, which was written to address a quirk in state law regarding mail-order sales of ammo. Current state law allows individuals to purchase ammunition through the...
  • The Flat Tax the U.S. Effectively Already Has

    12/10/2012 5:49:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2012 | Political Calculations
    Harvard economist Greg Mankiw offered a unique observation following the release of the findings of a CBO study on the effective marginal tax rates that many Americans really pay on their incomes, after taking into account any government assistance they might receive and the income levels at which their welfare benefits phase out: The Congressional Budget Office has a new study of effective federal marginal tax rates for low and moderate income workers (those below 450 percent of the poverty line). The study looks at the effects of income taxes, payroll taxes, and SNAP (the program formerly known as Food...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,December 10-14,2012

    12/10/2012 5:47:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/ ^ | December 10-14,2012 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Da ily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000...
  • Lawyers agree that residents have rights on lethal force(NH)

    12/10/2012 5:43:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 9 December, 2012 | Staff
    At a community meeting in Bedford Thursday, a resident asked the police chief under what circumstances a resident could use lethal force against a burglar. "Say you're asleep, you hear a noise, glass breaks, you hear somebody in there, you know they don't belong," said the resident, who didn't provide his name. "Are you expected to ascertain whether they're armed if you have the ability to take them out legally?" Joking that he's not a lawyer but has been accused of being one, Chief John Bryfonski sidestepped the question, saying it's inappropriate for him to provide a legal opinion. "The...
  • What should happen, what will happen, what must happen.

    12/10/2012 5:34:44 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 15 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/10/12 | Judson Phillips
    We are watching a slow motion train wreck. The train wreck is Obama’s destruction of America. What makes this destruction worse, no wait, even possible is the fact that we do not have a real opposition party to stand against Obama and the Party of Treason. What should happen? What will happen? What must happen? What should happen is that the Republicans should just let the nation go over the fiscal cliff. Why? Because there is no deal that John Boehner can craft that does not involve his complete surrender to Obama. Boehner will surrender because he is singularly incapable...
  • USDA Wants to Expand Protection for American Indians’ ‘Sacred Places’ on Public Lands

    12/10/2012 5:30:09 AM PST · by IbJensen · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/10/2012 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Dec. 6 released a report that urges the U.S. Forest Service to work more closely with tribal governments in protecting, respectfully interpreting, and giving appropriate access to sites that are sacred to American Indians and Alaskan Natives. "American Indian and Alaska Native values and culture have made our nation rich in spirit and deserve to be honored and respected," Vilsack said. "By honoring and protecting sacred sites on national forests and grasslands, we foster improved tribal relationships and a better understanding of native people's deep reverence for natural resources and contributions to society."...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(12/10/12)[Prayer]

    12/10/2012 5:28:41 AM PST · by left that other site · 11 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/10/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Fuller's Soap ...CleansingMalachi 3:2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:
  • Meet the Leading Opponent to Obamcare

    12/10/2012 5:24:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Having dealt with queries about whether I hate Republicans and whether my views have changed on anything, the newest edition of “Question of the Week” asks for my opinion about Senator DeMint moving over to become President of the Heritage Foundation. Variants of this question came from several people, perhaps because folks know that I spent more than 15 years working for Heritage.The short answer is that I think DeMint’s move generally is a good thing.But first, the bad news. It is unfortunate that Senator DeMint no longer will be in the Senate. We need as many “Tea Party” lawmakers...
  • Honour in the skies:

    12/10/2012 5:24:17 AM PST · by mware · 6 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12:45 EST, 9 December 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The day a chivalrous German flying ace saluted a crippled US bomber and let them fly to safety instead of shooting them down. *Charlie Brown's B-17F bomber had come under fire from 15 enemy planes during successful mission. *Franz Stigler pursued it, but when he saw the damage he let it fly home to safety, guided by the moral code laid down by his commanding officer. The bombing mission targeting a German munitions factory had been a success, but Second World War pilot Charlie Brown's attempts to get home safely seemed doomed to failure. His B-17F bomber had been attacked...
  • Drilling company looks high and low for workers

    12/10/2012 5:24:05 AM PST · by thackney · 10 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | December 10, 2012 | LM Sixel
    How hot is offshore drilling? So hot that it’s hard to find enough roustabouts, mechanics and experienced managers to staff all the rigs under construction. So hot that Ensco, with six new rigs set to debut over the next two years, will need 1,000 more people, said Kurt Basler, the company’s manager of strategic staffing in Houston. So hot that some 20,000 to 25,000 offshore workers will be needed industrywide over the next two to three years, Basler said. “The shortages are acute everywhere,” said Steve Colville, president and CEO of the International Association of Drilling Contractors in Houston. The...
  • Blacks’ support a surprise on same-sex marriage

    12/10/2012 5:17:43 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10 December 2012 | Hannah Morgan - Capital News Service
    Same-sex marriage opponents counted black voters among their allies leading up to November’s election, expecting them to help overturn legislation allowing same-sex couples to marry in Maryland. Polls in the months before November’s referendum on same-sex marriage seemed to back them up, with black residents showing less support than whites. But as the months wore on, opposition softened, especially in the face of endorsements from President Obama and prominent entertainers, as well as a media campaign that included clergy, athletes and other public figures. By Election Day, voters in the state’s large, predominantly black jurisdictions — Baltimore and Prince George’s...
  • Word for the Day, Monday, 12/10/12-- quiddity

    12/10/2012 5:12:43 AM PST · by xsmommy · 94 replies
    12/10/12 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, 12/10/12 ; In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". quiddity; noun noun, plural quid·di·ties. 1. the quality that makes a thing what it is; the essential nature of a thing. 2. a trifling nicety of subtle distinction, as in argument. Etymology:1539, "captious nicety in argument" from M.L. quidditas, lit. "whatness," from L. quid "what," neut. of quis (see who). Sense developed from scholastic disputes over the nature of things. Original meaning "real essence or nature of...
  • Disney Has a Near-Monopoly on Bowl Games This Year.

    12/10/2012 5:05:44 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 15 replies
    The Sports Economist ^ | Dec. 8, 2012 | Phil Miller
    Does it seem that almost every bowl game is on ESPN?  That’s because almost every bowl game *is* on ESPN. There are 35 bowl games.  32 will be on an ESPN network whereas CBS, FOX, and ABC will have one each.  Given that ABC and ESPN have the same parent company, Disney, Disney will have 33 of 35 games on one of its networks.  For industrial organization fans, that’s a Herfindahl-Hirschmann Index of  8384 if ABC and ESPN are considered separate firms and 8906 if they are considered the same firm.  An HHI of 10,000 is 100% monopolized.  Dang.HT Craig...
  • AN ADMINISTRATION THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY

    12/10/2012 5:04:14 AM PST · by shove_it · 9 replies
    PowerLine ^ | 9 Dec 2012 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    <p>There was a time when people assumed that if America’s future was under attack, it must come from a foreign source–like, say, Japan at Pearl Harbor. Those days are long gone. Now, our decline is no one’s fault but our own. We elect leaders who are ignorant of America’s history and contemptuous of its values. The currency in which this ignorance and contempt is expressed is government spending. I am not sure I can fully explain the logic, but those who are filled with hatred for the first 200 years of American history want–for some reason–America’s government to accumulate ever more power and to spend unprecedented amounts of money. Does that make sense? Seemingly not, but it is the world in which we live: the entity that is most bent on destroying the private economy of the United States of America, until recently the envy of the world, is our own government.</p>