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  • Taxing the Poor (Sowell on inflation)

    12/10/2012 11:58:55 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 11, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    With all the talk about taxing the rich, we hear very little talk about taxing the poor. Yet the marginal tax rate on someone living in poverty can sometimes be higher than the marginal tax rate on millionaires. While it is true that nearly half the households in the country pay no income tax at all, the apparently simple word "tax" has many complications that can be a challenge for even professional economists to untangle. If you define a tax as only those things that the government chooses to call a tax, you get a radically different picture from what...
  • Hillary Clinton: Iran ‘Exports Terrorism’ to Mexico

    12/10/2012 11:41:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 10, 2012 | Penny Starr
    Speaking at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 30, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Iran “exports terrorism” in a global fashion that “stretches from Mexico to Thailand. “We already know very well that the Iranian regime already exports terrorism, not only to Israel’s doorstep, but across the world,” Clinton said. “If we had a map I could put up there, I could show you what we track and plot on that map.” …
  • Swiss Guns

    12/10/2012 11:39:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 44 replies
    diodon349.com ^ | 6 December, 2001 | na
    So let's take a step back, and look at Switzerland's unique gun laws and culture. "While traveling around Switzerland on Sundays, everywhere one hears gunfire, but a peaceful gunfire: this is the Swiss practicing their favorite sport, their national sport. They are doing their obligatory shooting, or practicing for the regional, Cantonal or federal shooting festivals, as their ancestors did it with the musket, the arquebus or the crossbow. Everywhere, one meets urbanites and country people, rifle to the shoulder, causing foreigners to exclaim: 'You are having a revolution!'" These words were written by General Henri Guisan, commander in chief...
  • Pastor John MacArthur: Democrats ‘Adopted The Sins of Romans 1 As Their Platform’

    12/10/2012 11:34:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 10, 2012 | Jon Street
    Evangelical pastor and author John MacArthur said that the Democratic Party has “adopted the sins of Romans 1 as their platform." “And as you know,” MacArthur told his Southern California congregation on Sept. 30, “I’m not one to talk about politics as such, but I was essentially amazed that one of the historic parties here in the United States adopted the sins of Romans 1 as their platform. This is a new day in our country. Parties which used to differ on economics now differ dramatically on issues that invade the realm of God’s law and morality.” …
  • Now We Know How NBA Basketball Superstar Allen Iverson Managed To Go Broke

    12/10/2012 11:33:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/10/2012 | Mandi Woodruff
    It's been less than a year since we learned former NBA star Allen Iverson was broke, despite a $150 million career. Now we know why. TMZ has obtained court documents from Iverson's ongoing divorce proceedings that clearly show a man drowning in debt. Though he still earns $750,000 per year, Iverson is bleeding an estimated $360,000 each month. About a third of his debt is owed to creditors –– his bank account was seized last year when he couldn't come up with $860,000 he owed to a jeweler –– and another chunk goes to his mortgages. But there are a...
  • Jamie Foxx on 'SNL' - 'Great' to Kill White People in New Movie

    12/10/2012 11:25:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | December 9, 2012 | Staff
    Jamie Foxx used his opening monologue on last night's edition of "Saturday Night Live" to assure us that "black is in." Foxx, who recently told an awards show crowd that President Barack Obama is "our Lord and Savior," employed his "SNL" pulpit to riff on how cool it is to be black right now. “Black is in,” the Oscar winner said, offering as proof that the NBA’s Nets moved to Brooklyn. “How black is that?” he asked. He went on to talk about his upcoming role in Quentin Tarantino’s "Django Unchained."“I play a slave. How black is that?” He asked....
  • DC lottery contract is subject of federal probe

    12/10/2012 11:20:42 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 3 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 10, 2012 | BEN NUCKOLS | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal grand jury is investigating the awarding of the $38 million contract to run the District of Columbia lottery, a process that raises further questions about corruption in a city government already beleaguered by criminal prosecutions. Although no one has yet been charged in the lottery probe, authorities are looking for evidence of crimes including bribery and illegal steering of contracts, and numerous officials are under scrutiny, according to several people familiar with the probe. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they've been instructed not to impede the ongoing investigation. Regardless of the outcome of...
  • RFK Jr. Slams “Right-Wing Control of American Media”

    12/10/2012 11:13:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 82 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 10, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a lawyer and environmental activist, told the Huffington Post that the “right-wing” controls the media in the United States and as a result has “divided our country” in a way not seen since the Civil War. … “95 percent of talk radio in our country is right-wing,” he said. “And you need—according to Pew [Research Center] survey—and so you have whole sections of our country that’s what they are hearing from when they wake up in the morning to when they go to bed at night. Twenty-two percent of Americans say their primary news source is...
  • The Tea Party Heads to Washington

    12/10/2012 11:08:56 AM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 8 replies
    TPNN - TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | December 10, 2012 | Todd Cefaratti
    Americans deserve better. The Tea Party heads to Washington this week to make our voices heard and to submit the 150,000+ petitions to conservative leaders in Congress, demanding that there be no tax increases as a part of the fiscal cliff negotiations.
  • Police seek identity of man who fell from sky

    12/10/2012 11:07:31 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Police seek identity of man who fell from sky LONDON — Police believe he was from Africa, probably from Angola, but they don't know his identity. The mystery began in September when residents of a suburban street in the Mortlake neighborhood of West London woke up on a quiet Sunday morning to find the crumpled body of a black man on the sidewalk of Portman Avenue, near a convenience store, an upscale lingerie shop and a storefront offering Chinese medical cures. Detectives believed at first the man was a murder victim and cordoned off the area. Within a day, however,...
  • Actor Depardieu bids ‘adieu’ to France to avoid taxes

    12/10/2012 11:05:26 AM PST · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    French cinema's leading man Gérard Depardieu has set up his home in a Belgian town straddling the French border to avoid paying taxes in his home country, a local mayor has confirmed.
  • My New Favorite Store . . . . Plus, Christmas Game Recommendations

    12/10/2012 11:04:11 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 36 replies
    Coyote Blog ^ | December 10, 2012 | Warren Meyer
    My New Favorite Store, and I Haven't Even Been There. Plus, Christmas Game Recommendations In my high school days, I used to play a lot of wargames from Avalon Hill and SPI. I once spent an entire summer playing one game of War in Europe, which had a 42-square-foot map of Europe and 3500 or so pieces. Each turn was one week, so it was literally a full time job getting through it in a couple of months.All that is to say I spent a lot of time hanging out at game stores, particularly Nan's in Houston (a great game...
  • Unemployment Rate for Government Workers Half that of Private Sector

    12/10/2012 11:04:04 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Dec 2012 | John Semmens
    While the national rate of unemployment for private sector workers exceeds 8%, the rate for government workers is under 4%. US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis argued that “this is just one more piece of evidence bolstering the President’s economic plan.” “The President’s critics are fond of alleging that a tax increase will hurt the economy,” Solis said. “But let’s take President Obama’s advice and ‘look at the numbers.’ The private sector appears to be relatively inefficient when it comes to job creation. Despite being allowed to keep more than half of the money they earn, private sector businesses still...
  • Newark Mayor Cory Booker: $80.4B Food Stamp Program ‘Not a Government Handout’

    12/10/2012 11:00:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 10, 2012 | Patrick Burke
    Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker says the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps), which spent $80.4 billion in fiscal 2012, is “not a government handout.” “I hope and understand that people are getting a better recognition that this is a program that really helps America, helps families in need,” Booker said on Friday, while describing his fourth day of living on a SNAP budget. "It’s not a government handout,” he said. “If anything, it’s a safety net that helps people through difficult times and bridges them towards stability.” …
  • The Comical Floundering of the GOP

    12/10/2012 10:59:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 10, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Did you see where John Boehner and Obama met at the White House face-to-face for the first time in 23 days? I wonder if Boehner had to wear one of those cheesy name tags. "Hi, I'm John Boehner, Speaker of the House." It's been so long since he's been there. No word on whether Boehner took a white flag with him or not. Well, what can you say here, folks? Fiscal cliff negotiations proving once again that Obama is never worried about trying to fix the problem. All he's trying to do is fix the blame. Now,...
  • The American Geophysical Union and Climate Hysteria

    12/10/2012 10:57:11 AM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 10, 2012 | Norman Rogers
    The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is an important scientific society. It includes many earth science disciplines and publishes numerous journals. Unfortunately the organization has been co-opted by global warming extremists. The great majority of the scientists who study the Earth's climate don't have an extremist position on climate change. However, true believers of the "imminent catastrophe" school tend to be activists. These are the people who stay to the end of every meeting, get appointed to committees, and generally punch above their weight in organization politics. The true believers don't waver in the face of contradictory facts or data. For...
  • Rudolph The Progressive-Nosed Reindeer

    12/10/2012 10:55:44 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-10-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Intel report: US will no longer be sole superpower by 2030

    12/10/2012 10:54:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/10/2012 | Rick Moran
    The report, issued by the National Intelligence Council, talks of "inevitable" decline as a large reason for the shift. A new report by the intelligence community projects that the United States will no longer be the world's only superpower by 2030."In terms of the indices of overall power - GDP, population size, military spending and technological investment - Asia will surpass North America and Europe combined," the report concludes."Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds" - prepared by the office of the National Intelligence Council of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence - projects that the "unipolar" world that emerged...
  • Report: Managers at Fannie, Freddie earned $200K

    12/10/2012 10:52:07 AM PST · by massmike · 7 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 12/10/2012 | Associated Press
    A government report finds median pay for nearly 2,000 senior managers at government-controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac exceeded $200,000 last year. The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees the two mortgage giants, also did an inadequate job monitoring pay, according to the report released Monday from the inspector general for the FHFA. The median figure means that half the managers received salaries above $200,000 and half received less. Compensation for senior managers at the companies cost about $455 million in 2011, according to the report. Taxpayers so far have paid roughly $170 billion to rescue Fannie and Freddie, which...
  • PPP Poll: Stephen Colbert tops SC voters' Senate wish list

    12/10/2012 10:49:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Nikki Haley is one of the most unpopular Governors in the country. Only 42% of voters approve of the job she's doing to 49% who disapprove. Out of 43 sitting Governors PPP has polled on, that ranks her 35th in popularity. Haley has pretty solid numbers within her own party. 70% of Republicans approve of the job she's doing to 22% who disapprove. But with Democrats (15/78 approval) and independents (28/57) her numbers are pretty woeful. There is a path back to popularity for Haley though: appointing Stephen Colbert to replace Jim DeMint in the Senate. Colbert tops the wish...
  • Need Spectrum? FCC plans TV Incentive Auction for 2014

    12/10/2012 10:49:32 AM PST · by bigbob · 6 replies
    Gigacom ^ | 9-16-12 | Stacey Higginbotham
    The FCC is moving forward with a controversial plan to entice broadcasters to give up their airwaves so they can later be auctioned off to carriers who need more spectrum to deliver mobile broadband. FCC officials expect the auction in 2014. Chairman Julius Genachowski The Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission plans to share his thinking around how the agency will conduct an auction that would take airwaves from TV broadcasters and make them available for mobile broadband. The plan to entice TV broadcasters who are currently using airwaves to give them up to the FCC, which then auctions those...
  • The Sebelius Coverup

    12/10/2012 10:49:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 10, 2012 | Jeffrey H. Anderson, senior fellow at the Pacific Research Institute
    ".... likely in concert with the White House — and to the chagrin of many HHS employees — Sebelius and other senior HHS officials decided that word could too easily get out about the firewall project. If it did, it would alert people to UnitedHealth Group’s having gained a potentially huge competitive advantage — a political concern for the White House on the cusp of the election, especially in light of the crony capitalism charges that have plagued this administration. Therefore, HHS, under Sebelius’s leadership, suspended work on the firewall and told United-Health Group not to alert the SEC to...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABC AM,December 10-14, 2012

    12/10/2012 10:49:00 AM PST · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | December 10-14,2012 | Sean Hannity
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  • The Distributional Issue ... is Extremely Important

    12/10/2012 10:48:27 AM PST · by ksen · 110 replies
    Economist's View ^ | 12/10/2012 | Mark Thoma
    Dean Baker responds to inconsistent worries about robots displacing labor and the ability of a smaller number of workers per retiree to support Social Security: ... we seem to be seeing rapid improvements in productivity growth ... that are drastically reducing the demand for labor. Yet all the gains from these improvements seem to be going to owners of capital as the labor share of output has been falling sharply. The distributional issue ... is extremely important, both for workers who are not seeing gains in living standards, and also for the economy as a whole, since a continual upward...
  • Hillary Clinton Nominated for Tipperary Peace Prize

    12/10/2012 10:47:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 10 Dec 2012 01:05 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary has been nominated for this year’s Tipperary International Peace Award. … Previous winners of the prestigious Irish prize include former South African President Nelson Mandela, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, and former President Bill Clinton. …
  • Half of America: I'd kill to protect my own

    12/10/2012 10:46:31 AM PST · by Perseverando · 42 replies
    WND ^ | December 09, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Survey reveals stunning attitudes about surviving in catastrophe Editor’s note: This is another in a series of “WND/WENZEL POLLS” conducted exclusively for WND by the public-opinion research and media consulting company Wenzel Strategies. Nearly half of Americans would expect serious, sustained life-threatening civil unrest within two weeks of a major catastrophe, such as an EMP attack that would destroy electronics, according to a new poll. Another huge percentage say they would expect further deterioration after two weeks, but for many, that development would be irrelevant, because they expect they would be dead by then. The sobering the new poll by...
  • Tennis star Novak buys up world's supply of donkey cheese at £400 a pound for new restaurant chain

    12/10/2012 10:42:45 AM PST · by Daffynition · 33 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 10 December 2012 | Neil Sears
    Some of us might find the idea of donkey milk cheese hard to stomach at any price. However, aficionados of the rare delicacy are apparently prepared to pay up to £400 a pound for it. And from next year, even that will not be enough to secure a supply, after tennis star Novak Djokovic bought up the entire 2013 output of the Serbian farm which produces it. The cheese, known as pule, will be one of the key attractions at a chain of restaurants the Wimbledon champion and world number one is opening in his Serbian homeland. By agreeing to...
  • 2nd bite to challenge Obama's eligibility?

    12/10/2012 10:41:24 AM PST · by Perseverando · 44 replies
    WND ^ | December 09, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Famous justice has had 'serious questions' about birth certificate A longstanding eligibility case challenging Barack Obama’s presence in the White House soon could be headed to the state Supreme Court in Alabama, where one justice already in a court filing has questioned the authenticity of Obama’s documentation, and the incoming chief justice is a dyed-in-the-wool Constitution supporter with little tolerance for those who want to bypass the document. The move is pending in an eligibility challenge brought by Hugh McInnish and others against the Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman. The case most recently was turned down by a state...
  • Our Government-Created Financial Crisis (Walter Williams)

    12/10/2012 10:40:44 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 12, 2012 | Walter E. Williams
    Suppose you saw a building on fire. Would you seek counsel from the arsonist who set it ablaze for advice on how to put it out? You say, "Williams, you'd have to be a lunatic to do that!" But that's precisely what we've done: turned to the people who created our fiscal crisis to fix it. I have never read a better account of our doing just that than in John A. Allison's new book, "The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure." Allison is the former CEO of Branch Banking and Trust, the nation's 10th largest bank. He assembles...
  • Poll: Republicans Lack Popular National Leader

    12/10/2012 10:38:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 10 Dec 2012 09:52 AM | (Newsmax Wires)
    The Republican Party doesn’t have a leader who is looked upon favorably by a majority of Americans, according to a Politico/George Washington University poll. Defeated presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, each garnered only 47 percent approval, according to the poll. …
  • Failed Felsenthal - Reuters Reporter Ruins Reason

    12/10/2012 10:38:22 AM PST · by guyshomenet · 2 replies
    “Washington is a fine place for journalists to live as well as to brown-nose. It has plenty of the only type of people who can stand journalists -- other journalists -- and plenty of the only kind of people journalists get any real information from -- other journalists. — P.J. O'Rourke” All the media is an echo chamber and all its reporters are merely mimes. This truism was confirmed by my friend Brian Patrick, a tenured professor of communications and the charming chap who penned the academic foreword to my book Shooting The Bull. Brain speaks eloquently about the “cloud...
  • The Fully Monti: Yields Spike on Italian PM Resigns, Venezuela Yield Drops

    12/10/2012 10:36:05 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/10/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Italian government bond yields jumped on Monday after Prime Minister Mario Monti’s decision to step down early raised worries over the future pace at which the heavily indebted country reforms its economy. While investors are clearly nervous about Mario Monti’s resignation as PM of Italy, investors seem to be signalling increased optimism about Venezuela’s Chavez’s return of cancer. Venezuelan bonds surged, sending benchmark yields to a five-year low, as speculation mounted that President Hugo Chavez will be unable to complete his third term after he acknowledged a recurrence of his cancer. I am sure that Hugo Chavez would have preferred...
  • Mass migration from Mexico may be history (Michael Barone)

    12/10/2012 10:30:27 AM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 8, 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, when...
  • Liberty of Floridians threatened by "Seven50" initiative

    12/10/2012 10:28:50 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/10/2012 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Destroying the sovereignty and freedom of United States citizens is well underway with a new doublespeak plan called Seven50, just another euphemism for Globalism through Regionalism. Flying under the radar, federal bureaucrats and alphabet agencies have joined with local politicians in 7 Florida counties in imposing The Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI), a United Nations created plan which divests Americans of Constitutionally guaranteed liberty by introducing social collectivism. Vero Beach County Commissioner Bob Solari warns that the Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI) being pushed by HUD, the EPA, and the USDOT is representative of a culture which believes “government can never be...
  • Dick Armey Blasts Losing GOP: They Said “Stupid Things”

    12/10/2012 10:19:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 10 Dec 2012 10:05 AM | (Newsmax Wires)
    The Republican Party and stupid statements by some candidates are to blame for GOP losses in last month’s congressional elections, the former leader of a tea party group said Monday. Dick Armey, who until recently led the conservative group FreedomWorks, said some GOP candidates said “stupid things” that party leaders should have taught them to avoid saying. He said Republicans had a lot of candidates who did “dumb things” during their campaigns. Armey, a former Republican House majority leader from Texas, did not specifically mention controversial comments about rape by GOP Senate candidates in Indiana and Missouri that contributed to...
  • European renewable power grid rocked by cyber-attack

    12/10/2012 10:11:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 10 December 2012 | Arthur Neslen
    A German power utility specialising in renewable energy was hit by a serious cyber-attack two weeks ago that lasted five days, knocking its internet communications systems offline, in the first confirmed digital assault against a European grid operator. “It was a DOS (‘Denial Of Service’) attack with a botnet behind it,” Boris Schucht, the CEO of 50Hertz told EurActiv on the fringes of a Brussels renewables conference. “It blocked our internet domains so that in the first hours, all email and connectivity via the internet was blocked.” DOS attacks involve thousands of requests being sent to a server each second...
  • No decision in 'stand your ground' claim in unrelated case heard by Zimmerman judge

    12/10/2012 10:05:35 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 11 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 10, 2012 | Jeff Weiner
    <p>On Monday Circuit Judge Debra Nelson heard testimony in the case of James Fraleigh, a Casselberry man who is accused of striking a neighbor with a shovel. Fraleigh says he did so in self-defense after the neighbor, Dylan Wells, attacked him.</p>
  • Nugent: Bob Costas is dead wrong

    12/10/2012 10:01:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | 9 December, 2012 | Ted Nugent
    As you read this, know that by the time you finish, somewhere in America a fellow citizen will use a gun to stop a crime and save a life. Opining on the Kansas City Chief football player who murdered his girlfriend and then blew out his own brains in front of his coach, the otherwise great sports announcer, Bob Costas, blamed the murder-suicide on easy access to guns. He lives in a strange fairyland of ignorance and denial. If there were a free speech penalty for blundering ignorance, a penalty flag would have been tossed at Mr. Costas. Just as...
  • Teen Stabbed At San Jose Christmas In The Park Event

    12/10/2012 9:53:20 AM PST · by null and void · 15 replies
    CBS Local San Francisco ^ | December 9, 2012 10:13 AM
    Christmas in the Park at Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose (CBS) SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A 14-year-old boy was injured in a stabbing at San Jose’s Christmas in the Park event on Saturday night, a police spokesman said. Officers responded to reports of a stabbing at Plaza de Cesar Chavez near Almaden Boulevard and Park Avenue at about 8:50 p.m., San Jose police Officer Albert Morales said. Arriving officers found a teenage boy who had been stabbed at least once, Morales said. The victim was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not expected to be life...
  • Want to sell insurance on the Obamacare exchanges? There’s a (3.5%) fee for that.

    12/10/2012 9:41:37 AM PST · by Red Steel · 16 replies
    WaPo ^ | November 30, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Sarah Kliff
    <p>The Obama administration is proposing a new way to finance the health law’s insurance exchanges: A fee levied on the insurers who sell in the marketplace.</p> <p>Health and Human Services will operate a health insurance exchange in all states that decline to set up the marketplace themselves. In order to finance the exchange’s operations, new draft regulations released Friday envision health plans paying a “user fee” if they want to sell in that space.</p>
  • Female Genital Mutilation: An Islamic Crime

    12/10/2012 9:36:36 AM PST · by Perseverando · 48 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | December 10, 2012 | Jamie Glazov
    Asia News recently reported how the misogynist crime of female genital mutilation (FGM) continues to be a “widespread traditional practice” in “rural areas and more remote areas of Indonesia, particularly the island of Java.” The story makes sure to remind us, naturally, that while this crime is being perpetrated in a Muslim country, the crime “is not a rule set in a rigid manner by the precepts of Islam.” It is only widespread, we are consoled, because of the actions of “the more extreme and integral fringe.” In her coverage of this news report, freedom fighter Pamela Geller shrewdly asks...
  • Best water purification systems, recharge systems for Preppers?

    12/10/2012 9:34:21 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 64 replies
    Emergency Essentials ^ | 10 December 2012 | Sales Literature
    With the downward spiral of society and the economy ensured by Obama's narrow reelection, I am now looking at gear to ensure, or at least greatly improve, my family's survival when TSHTF.I have 3-4 months supply of food including canned goods, dried goods, MREs and stuff we use regularly. I have ammunition and firearms to protect it and a couple of alternative escape plans just in case. I also have a hand-crank radio and lighting to ensure communication and illumination. Last election season also helped us define which neighbors would be potential allies, most of them military veterans including a...
  • Why are some denominations/churches changing their bylaws on gay marriage (Or drinking, smoking...

    12/10/2012 9:27:44 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 194 replies
    12/10/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    ...gambling, rock music, etc, etc? Now, this thread isn't about debating what is sin and what isn't or what constitutes sin or doesn't. Please don't hijack this thread over the issues that I listed. Thank you. This thread is about our changing culture - and let's face it, more and more denominations/churches are ever so slowly moving towards tolerance and/or acceptance of homosexual marriage. The rest in the list (following gay marriage) that I included in the thread were put there to show that if you look back far enough at various denomination's church bylaws some churches were once against...
  • December is Hatred and Violence in the Qur'an Awareness Month

    12/10/2012 9:27:23 AM PST · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 10, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Robert Spencer has started an illuminating new daily series at Jihad Watch: Hatred and Violence in the Qur'an Awareness Month. Running through the month of December, it was inspired by the Pat Condell video above, which utterly destroys the trumped-up and manipulative propaganda concept of "Islamophobia Awareness Month." Toward the end of the video, Condell says that a Hatred and Violence in the Qur'an Awareness Month would be much more appropriate, and Robert took him up on it. Spencer explains: "After all, November was Islamophobia Awareness Month, and certainly the hatred and violence in the Qur'an kills many, many more...
  • Obama Christmas Card vs. Bush Christmas Card

    12/10/2012 9:24:40 AM PST · by Talkradio03 · 43 replies
    rightnewz ^ | 12/10/12 | trn
    Another Christmas card from the White House that has absolutely nothing to do with Christmas. No mention whatsoever on this 'Holiday' card. Compare that to the card sent out by the Bush White House
  • Secrets of the Viking Sword

    12/10/2012 9:24:14 AM PST · by Renfield · 24 replies
    PBS (NOVA) ^ | 10-10-2012
    Here's a link to a page with a nice video from Nova, about Viking swords, for all you Viking history buffs out there... http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/secrets-viking-sword.html
  • Office supplies chain, Staples, to offer in-store 3D printing

    12/10/2012 9:22:15 AM PST · by null and void · 21 replies
    Electronic Products ^ | 12/7/12 | Jeffrey Bausch
    Announcement marks first time major franchise will carry technology Staples, the popular office supplies store, has announced that its Printing Systems Division will work with Mcor Technologies Ltd. to launch a low-cost, full-color 3D printing service called “Staples Easy 3D”. The program will be hosted online and offers everyone from architects to engineers to parents the ability to create photo-realistic 3D printed products. All that’s needed is an electronic design file be uploaded to the online Staples Office Center. After that, the user can head down to the store to pick up the finished model, or otherwise opt to have...
  • Obama's "Gangland" - "Gangham" Style Christmas Party!

    12/10/2012 9:22:14 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-10-2102 | MOTUS
    Quelle surprise!  Lady M went classical for the Christmas in Washington celebration party last night! Roman tunic style. (snip)likely it was inspired by Quo Vadis: (snip)Anyway, it was another great holiday extravaganza. (snip)with The Christmas Song performed by the man-of-the-moment, South Korean Neon-rapper PSY. (snip)Some people considered it inappropriate for him to perform(snip)due to the "inflammatory and inappropriate language" he used during anti-U.S. protests(snip) Then I found out that he went to college in the U.S. – say no more - he gets a pass. He must have learned his history and grievance politics right here in the good old...
  • Google saves $2B in taxes by sheltering $10B in revenue in Bermuda

    12/10/2012 9:18:06 AM PST · by Obadiah · 16 replies
    CNET ^ | 12/10/2012 | Shara Tibken
    Google avoided about $2 billion in global income taxes last year by shifting $9.8 billion in revenue into a Bermuda shell company, Bloomberg reported. That level is almost double the total from three years ago, Bloomberg said, citing a Nov. 21 regulatory filing by a Google subsidiary in the Netherlands. And it allowed Google to cut its overall tax rate almost in half. Google's action -- moving about 80 percent of its total pretax profit from 2011 to tax-free Bermuda -- isn't illegal. On the contrary, many companies have taken similar steps in recent years to avoid paying steep taxes....
  • Ignore the doom merchants, Britain should get fracking

    12/10/2012 9:14:19 AM PST · by Signalman · 6 replies
    telegraph.com ^ | 12/10/2012 | Boris Johnson
    If it were not so serious there would be something ludicrous about the reaction of the green lobby to the discovery of big shale gas reserves in this country. Here we are in the fifth year of a downturn. We have pensioners battling fuel poverty. We have energy firms jacking up their prices. We have real worries about security of energy supply – a new building like the Shard needs four times as much juice as the entire town of Colchester. Our nukes are so high-maintenance that the cost of disposing of their spent fuel rods is put at about...