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  • Seattle Erects Same-Sex Wedding ‘Chapels’ Inside City Hall

    12/10/2012 5:20:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 10, 2012 | Penny Starr
    The City of Seattle erected five “chapels” inside its city hall over the weekend, so the government facility could host 138 same-sex wedding ceremonies on Sunday. Same-sex unions became legal in Washington as of Sunday due to the passage of a referendum in the November election. … But some Seattle residents were not celebrating on Sunday. Dan Kennedy, who is chief executive of the pro-life group Human Life of Washington, told the Seattle Times the day reminded him of the Roman Empire. “I feel like I’m living in pagan Rome,” Kennedy said. …
  • Waterboarding Works, According To (potential Oscar favorite)'Zero Dark Thirty'

    12/10/2012 5:18:57 PM PST · by drewh · 8 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | 10 Dec 2012, 10:46 AM PDT | by Christian Toto
    The new film "Zero Dark Thirty" shows U.S. interrogators using a variety of methods, from sleep deprivation to waterboarding, to get vital information out of terrorist detainees. And it worked, according to the film, which illustrates the hunt for Osama bin Laden in methodical detail. The film's crew worked intensely with the dministration to glean as many details about the hunt as possible, a search which drew questions at to whether the team received classified information along the way. In theory, bin Laden would still be alive and plotting more attacks had Obama's "no torture" policy been in place. Will...
  • Huelskamp to Boehner: Give Me My Job Back

    12/10/2012 5:13:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 10 Dec 2012 04:15 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    One of four Republican lawmakers ousted from several key committees by House Speaker John Boehner last week for allegedly not toeing the party line is asking to be reinstated. … (Kansas Rep. Tim) Huelskamp, Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, and Arizona Rep. David Schweikert have asked Boehner for a written explanation of why they were banished. They also want to see any voting “scorecards” that may have factored in their ousters. …
  • What The GOP Vision Of "Forward" Should Be...

    12/10/2012 5:09:19 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-10-12 | The Looking Spoon
    We probably will never get this long-term, and since many Republicans are caving on taxes now this much needed scenario wont happen either.
  • Cuomo Declines Opportunity to Back Hillary Clinton

    12/10/2012 5:07:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 10 Dec 2012 02:58 PM | (Newsmax Wires)
    New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a potential candidate for president in 2016, offered a non-committal response as to whether he backs Hillary Clinton for president. … (Cuomo:) “That’s a long way away. We just elected a president. … There’s no doubt that she’s incredibly popular, she’s got incredible support. … She’s going to have to make her decision.” …
  • Should Massachusetts Loosen Gun Control Laws?

    12/10/2012 5:06:49 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    roslindale.patch.com ^ | 10 December, 2012 | Karla Vallance
    Way too much red tape. That's the complaint of the Gun Owners’ Action League of Massachusetts, a group that is urging passage of a law that would abolish the requirement of having to renew a gun permit every six years, according to the Boston Herald. For comparison, Massachusetts vehicle drivers' licenses need to be renewed every five years. But the league says local police cannot keep up with timely gun permit renewals, and legitimate gunowners go license-less until the cops get time to do the paperwork. The law now allows 40 days for turning around license applications. In Boston, almost...
  • How to print phone pics?

    12/10/2012 5:06:25 PM PST · by ex-snook · 25 replies
    self | 12/10/12 | self
    My family sends pics to my phone. How do I print the ones I want to keep?
  • Mayan apocalypse: Serbia's mystic mountain targeted by believers

    12/10/2012 5:05:37 PM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12-10-12 | Nick Squires
    Hotel owners around the pyramid-shaped Mount Rtanj, in the east of the Balkan country, say that bookings are flooding in, with believers in the prophecy hoping that its purported mysterious powers will save them from the apocalypse. Adherents of the end-of-the-world scenario think the 5,100ft-high mountain, part of the Carpathian range, conceals a pyramidal building inside, left behind by alien visitors thousands of years ago. Arthur C Clarke, the British science fiction writer, reportedly identified the peak as a place of "special energy" and called it "the navel of the world". Doomsday cultists believe that it emits special energy that...
  • Hero of the Telemark Raid dies aged 101

    12/10/2012 5:00:50 PM PST · by the scotsman · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10th December 2012 | Daniel Miller
    'One of the last two survivors of the legendary Second World War 'Heroes of the Telemark' raid, which helped thwart Hitler's plans to build a Nazi nuclear bomb, has died aged 101. Just 31 at the time, Norwegian Birger Stromsheim was the oldest member of the team who successfully destroyed the hard water production facility at the Norsk Hydoelectric plant in Telemark, southern Norway. The raid, which is regarded as one of the most successful acts of sabotage in World War II, was also remarkable for the fact all the team managed to escape by cross country skiing 250 miles...
  • USA Replaces Portugal as an Official Debt Pig

    12/10/2012 4:56:39 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/10/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The terms PIGS usually denotes Portugal,Italy.Greece and Spain as large issuers of government debt as a percentage of GDP. But the USA has replaced Portugal as an honorary PIG. The USA has been on a spending and debt binge since the Democrats took control of Congress in 2008. And the growth in GDP risen as much as hoped with the additional spending, debt or money supply. M2 Money Velocity (GDP/M2 Money Stock) is falling fast. So as President Obama and House Speaker Boehner discuss the fiscal cliff and taxation in ADDITION to Obamacare taxes (coming to your checking account on...
  • Gun owners say boondoggle puts them in license limbo

    12/10/2012 4:49:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 10, 2012 | John Zaremba and Chris Cassidy
    Gun ownership advocates are pushing for a return to lifetime firearm licenses, saying the state’s 1998 get-tough gun control laws have created a bureaucratic nightmare that turns them into lawbreakers, while cash-strapped police departments say they are swamped. “It’s a license that’s mandated by a state that cannot supply it,” said James Wallace, president of the Gun Owners’ Action League of Massachusetts, which is pushing a bill to speed up the process by eliminating renewals — and instead just yanking licenses from people when they violate the terms. “It’s taking so long that people are technically illegal, and they’re scared...
  • Baby Ikea monkey finds new home

    12/10/2012 4:43:06 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 12 replies
    CP24 ^ | December 10, 2012 | Sandie Benitah
    A baby monkey who amused surprised shoppers inside a North York Ikea store over the weekend has arrived at his new home in a primate sanctuary north of Toronto. The monkey, whose name is Darwin, will now live at the Story Book Farm Sanctuary in Sunderland, Ont. He animal made international headlines after he found himself inside the Ikea store on Provost Drive Sunday afternoon. According to Toronto Animal Services, Darwin was locked up in a crate inside a car parked in the parking lot of the store. The monkey let himself out and made his way inside the store....
  • Obama Moves "Red Line" On Syria's Chemical Weapons

    12/10/2012 4:37:58 PM PST · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 10, 2012
    Mideast: The chemical weapons that Syria is preparing to use may have come from a stockpile that Iraq used against its own people and which the Russians helped transport to Syria before Operation Iraqi Freedom. Syria's chemical weapons are on the move, their precursor chemicals having been mixed, a crossing of a line drawn by President Obama Aug. 20 when he said "a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized." So our resolute president decides to draw another line — that if Syria's Bashar al-Assad makes use of...
  • ESPN president orders producers to cut back on Tebow coverage: report

    12/10/2012 4:36:35 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 10, 2012 | JUSTIN TERRANOVA
    Cortland may be a little less crowded next summer. ESPN president John Skipper has told producers that the cable giant needs to spend less time talking about Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow. "I said, 'Guys, we didn't handle this very well.' Going to training camp wasn't a problem. We just stayed on it relentlessly and too long," Skipper told Sports Business Journal.
  • Should a conservative Congress oust Boehner over fiscal cliff talks?

    12/10/2012 4:33:46 PM PST · by conservativeforpalin · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 10 | Henry D'Andrea
    Speaker John Boehner's unwillingness to hold the line against President Obama's hypocritical approach to the fiscal cliff negotiations show it might be time for conservatives to take the speaker gavel away. While there has been no real movement towards a fiscal cliff deal, Speaker Boehner did move to evict key conservatives from top budget committees for their dissent to his budget proposal. After Reps. Justin Amash, Tim Huelskamp, David Schweikert, and Walter Jones were removed from their budget committees, conservatives lambasted Boehner and felt as though he was shutting them out of the fiscal cliff negotiations. Those 31 members on...
  • Navy Seal Killed in Afghanistan

    12/10/2012 4:30:38 PM PST · by PennsylvaniaMom · 29 replies
    KDKA-TV Pittsburgh ^ | 12/10/12 | KDKA-TV
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – The Pentagon says a Navy SEAL from Monroeville was killed during a rescue mission in Afghanistan that freed an American doctor abducted by the Taliban. Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque, 28, died after being shot in the head Dec. 8, during the mission. Checque was a member of SEAL Team Six, the same unit that killed Osama Bin Laden last year. However, it is unknown at this time if he participated in that mission.
  • Tony Clement de-Grinches the halls of power

    12/10/2012 4:27:05 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 4 replies
    National Post ^ | December 10, 2012 | Kelly McParland
    It doesn’t seem to matter that the “Christmas season” has long since been usurped by “the holiday season,” that there’s about as much religion involved in Christmas as there is at a WalMart Black Friday sale, or that a present or two under a tree has been replaced by eight weeks of intensive mass marketing designed to fill consumers with guilt if they fail to supply appropriate gifts to anyone who might feel they have a call on one. No, something about Christmas still rankles with people who seem to need something to object to as the date approaches. And...
  • Will George Zimmerman regret Hannity interview?

    Last July, George Zimmerman sat down with Sean Hannity of Fox News for a multi-topic and much-viewed interview. The discussion went into minute detail on Zimmerman’s deadly encounter with Trayvon Martin, from the moment he spotted Martin to the initial violence to his reflections on the whole thing: “I feel it was all God’s plan,” Zimmerman told Hannity. As it gears up to defend itself, NBC Universal is all but certain to mount a familiar argument. Zimmerman, it will likely contend, is a “public figure” for the purposes of the lawsuit. Under defamation law, those whom the court terms “public...
  • Big Shake-Up at Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    12/10/2012 4:16:38 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/9/12 | Lettie Teague
    Robert M. Parker Jr., widely regarded as the world's most powerful wine critic, has some far-reaching changes planned for his 34-year-old newsletter, the Wine Advocate. Mr. Parker intends to phase out the print version of the newsletter, which he built over the past several decades into one of the most influential voices on wine. He also said he intends to step down as its editor in chief, turning over editorial oversight to his Singapore-based correspondent, Lisa Perrotti-Brown.
  • Can I drive my car into Mexico without an American drivers license?

    12/10/2012 4:02:04 PM PST · by FoxPro · 156 replies
    It isn't important why I dont have a drivers license. There are numerous reasons why the DMV will not issue you a drivers license, from MADD to child support issues. But if I drive down to the border, will I be asked for a drivers license? What are the chances of being asked for a drivers license? And if I am asked for a drivers license and cant provide one, what might happen? And the same questions for coming back. I know I will need a passport for coming back into the US and I have that. But will I...