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  • The Feds Can Tell Ernest Hemingway's Cats What To Do; Here's Why [Totalitarian Fed power grab]

    12/10/2012 9:43:13 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 38 replies
    NPR ^ | December 10, 2012 | Mark Memmott
    Cats were everywhere. Fifty or so of them. In the house. On the lawn. Sunning themselves on the wall surrounding the property.Most were six-toed — making them polydactyls. That's different. The cats you usually see have five toes on each paw in the front. Four on each in the back.They were descendants of Snowball, a present from a ship's captain. A gift to writer Ernest Hemingway. He — Hemingway, that is — died in 1961.About 10 years ago, a visitor to the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum in Key West thought something was wrong. Were the cats being treated well?...
  • Treasury to sell its remaining stake in AIG

    12/10/2012 9:36:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 12/10/12 | Jim Puzzanghera
    <p>WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department said Monday that it would sell its remaining ownership stake in insurance giant American International Group, effectively ending one of the largest bailouts of the financial crisis and turning a profit for taxpayers.</p> <p>The sale of the Treasury's remaining 234 million shares -- 15.9% of the company -- would add to the $15.1 billion in profit the government already has made on the bailout. The Treasury would still hold warrants in AIG after the stock sale.</p>
  • US sending 20 more F-16s to Egypt, despite turmoil in Cairo

    12/10/2012 9:30:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/10/12 | Maxim Lott
    Instability in Egypt, where a newly-elected Islamic government teeters over an angry population, isn´t enough to stop the U.S. from sending more than 20 F-16 fighter jets, as part of a $1 billion foreign aid package. The first four jets are to be delivered to Egypt beginning Jan. 22, a source at the naval air base in Fort Worth, where the planes have been undergoing testing, told FoxNews.com. The North African nation already has a fleet of more than 200 of the planes and the latest shipment merely fulfills an order placed two years ago.
  • The Marxist Plan to Bankrupt the United States: Is History Repeating Itself?

    12/10/2012 9:15:43 PM PST · by Fedora · 47 replies
    Original research into FBI archives | 12/10/2012 | FReeper Fedora
    In light of current events, I thought it would be relevant to post an obscure but important bit of information about a Marxist plan to bankrupt America which I found back in 2005 when I was researching the VVAW.The information comes from the "8/25/1972 FBI Information Digest Special Report on VVAW" (FBI file HQ 100-448092, Section 32, PDF pp. 31-45). The report was prepared while the government was preparing its case against Scott Camil and other VVAW defendants in the Gainesville Eight trial, initiated after the US intelligence community became aware that Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) was conspiring...
  • SCHWEIKERT: Losing committee seat for bucking leadership

    12/10/2012 9:10:11 PM PST · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10 December 2012 | Rep. David Schweikert
    In Washington, principle is a frequent casualty of the unrelenting pursuit of power. In order to climb the ranks, to get appointed to the plush committees, to advance a bill or to just get a seat at the table, you have to be a loyal foot soldier. For conservative Republicans, this means a choice: stifle our beliefs in support of allegedly more palatable positions, or stick to our guns. We are courted, coaxed, pressured and when all else fails, we are threatened. Inside the Beltway, they call this “being a team player.” Now, don’t get me wrong, I am a...
  • New Salinas School Gets Name of Famous Outlaw

    12/10/2012 9:08:53 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 54 replies
    KION ^ | : Dec 10, 2012 | Jasmine Viel
    SALINAS, Calif.- The Alisal Union School District confirmed Monday it decided to rename a new school in the Monte Bella neighborhood after a famous bandit, who is seen as a hero by some Mexican-Americans. Tiburcio Vasquez was convicted of murder and hung for the crime in the 1800's. He was born in Monterey to a prominent family. According to several online sources, like Wikipedia, he organized a gang, robbed travelers, had gunfights with police and killed three innocent bystanders during a robbery in San Benito County. Vasquez is already "honored" today by two place names in southern California. According to...
  • Would you please pray for my family member?

    12/10/2012 9:08:42 PM PST · by Winstons Julia · 70 replies
    12/10/12 | winston's julia
    My family member has lived with crippling back pain for years. They have done surgeries, but some have been botched. She has been living on pain killers. Tomorrow they are going to try to put a direct line into her spinal cord, or something... so that the meds can go right in.
  • Motor mutts pass doggie driving test with flying collars

    12/10/2012 8:40:09 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 23 replies
    France24 ^ | 12/10/2012 | Staff
    AFP - A pair of highly trained canines guided a modified car along a New Zealand race track Monday, passing their doggie driving tests with flying collars on live television, despite the odd off-road detour. In a heartwarming project aimed at increasing pet adoptions from animal shelters, a group of cross-breed rescue dogs from Auckland were taught to drive a car -- steering, pedals and all -- to show the potential of unwanted canines. Footage of the motorised mutts learning their skills has proved an Internet sensation but their ultimate test came on Monday, when the two best performers, Monty...
  • Al Nusrah Front, foreign jihadists seize key Syrian base in Aleppo ( Chemical Weapons here?)

    12/10/2012 8:39:28 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    longwarjournal ^ | December 10, 2012 | Bill Roggio
    The Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, an al Qaeda-linked jihadist group that is fighting Bashir al Assad's regime in Syria, and allied jihadist groups took control of the last major Syrian Army base in western Aleppo after a two-month-long siege. The base is believed to be involved in Syria's chemical weapons program. The Sheikh Suleiman base, or Base 111, fell to the Al Nusrah Front and "several Islamist rebel battalions linked to it," a representative of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told AFP. Foreign fighters are also said to have played a key role...
  • Agenda 21 Radio Live Thread (9 - 10PM PT)

    12/10/2012 8:37:34 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 6 replies
    Agenda21Radio.com ^ | 12/10/12 | Paul Preston
    Agenda21Radio is hosted by Paul Preston and Chriss Street and airs Monday thru Friday from 9 to 10 PM Pacific Time on 1410AM Marysville, CA and is simulcast on http://www.mysytv.com
  • Immelt: Communist China 'Works'

    12/10/2012 8:35:09 PM PST · by DaveTesla · 96 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Dec 10, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Immelt: The one thing that actually works, state run communism a bit– may not be your cup of tea, but their government works."
  • WebMD to announce "massive" layoffs Tuesday

    12/10/2012 8:29:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Atlanta Business Chronicle ^ | December 10, 2012 | Urvaksh Karkaria
    Health information provider WebMD Health Corp. is expected to cut nearly a third of its workforce, Atlanta Business Chronicle has learned. The layoffs, which will be announced Tuesday, are expected to be "massive” and “across every aspect of the company,” according to a source. An WebMD (NASDAQ: WBMD) insider said the cuts could involve half the Atlanta workforce, according to a source. The company employs about 250 in Colony Square 400 building in Midtown Atlanta. The cuts, which include software development, Information Technology, editorial, video production and sales employees, will affect Atlanta and other offices. New York-based WebMD was founded...
  • Obamacare fee of $63 per person to begin in 2014 (Just for pre-existing conditions)

    12/10/2012 8:04:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Washington Times / The Associated Press ^ | December 10, 2012 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, AP
    Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably are, too. It’s a new, $63-per-head fee to cushion the cost of covering people with pre-existing conditions under President Obama’s health care overhaul. The charge, buried in a recent regulation, works out to tens of millions of dollars for the largest companies, employers say. Most of that is likely to be passed on to workers...
  • Administration Will Ask Partners in Counter-Terror Forum to Involve–But Not Admit–Israel

    12/10/2012 7:45:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 10, 2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    At a meeting of its new international counter-terrorism initiative this week, the Obama administration will raise the possibility of Israel contributing—but it is not pushing for the Jewish state to join the forum, more than a third of whose members are Islamic nations. … The forum’s 29 member states include 11 Islamic nations, few of which have diplomatic relations with Israel. It is co-chaired by Turkey’s Islamist government, one of Israel’s most vocal international critics. … The 11 GCTF members that are also members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)—the bloc of mostly Muslim-majority states—are Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan,...
  • Handwringing about homosexuality

    12/10/2012 7:45:16 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 73 replies
    Renew America ^ | Dan Popp
    Christians are sometimes challenged as to why we so strongly oppose the normalization of homosexual behavior. After all, there are worse sins — and more imminent threats to national security. Before I begin my answer, as I try to say whenever I write about this topic, the biblical view concerns homosexual acts — not homosexual people. The current paradigm that some are "born gay" seems to be less empirical than political. It's a weapon used to stifle discussion by intentionally confusing disapproval of a practice with hatred for a person. But even if people are born attracted to the same...
  • Gas exports could bring Dallas face to face with fracking

    12/10/2012 7:43:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | December 8, 2012 | Jim Landers
    As the United States starts exporting more of its natural gas, prices will firm, producers will profit, big gas consumers won’t be happy about paying more and opponents of fracking will object. All that was apparent even before the U.S. Department of Energy released a study on gas exports Wednesday that found, on balance, a net economic benefit for the country. In North Texas and across the state, however, these conclusions are more tangible to the many businesses and neighborhoods that interact with natural gas formations like the Barnett Shale. Low prices have dropped drilling in the Barnett, which is...
  • Robbery Suspect Shot and Killed in Triple Shooting(TN)

    12/10/2012 7:26:51 PM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    wreg.com ^ | 8 December, 2012 | Daniel Hight
    (Memphis) Two robbery victims turn the tables on the man who tried to rob them. The victims, a man and woman were shot, but in the end its the robber who didn’t make it out alive. Twenty-two-year-old robbery suspect Darius Davis died Saturday. Police say he was shot as his victims tried to defend themselves. It happened early Saturday morning near North Watkins. “I’m still a little shaken up about it,” said Latasha Hodges, who was inside when the shooting started. Memphis Police say Davis was attempting to rob a man and woman in a driveway in the 1100 block...
  • Gut bacteria may affect cardiovascular risk

    12/10/2012 7:22:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies
    ScienceNews ^ | December 4, 2012 | Tina Hesman Saey
    Antioxidant-producing microbes may keep atherosclerotic plaques in place Though atherosclerosis is an artery problem, microscopic denizens of the intestines may play a surprising role in how the disease plays out. A new study suggests that different mixes of intestinal microbes may determine whether people will have heart attacks or strokes brought on by break-away plaque from the arteries. Compared with healthy people, heart disease patients who have had strokes or other complications of atherosclerosis carry fewer microbes that make anti-inflammatory compounds. These patients also have more bacteria that produce inflammation-triggering molecules, researchers report online December 4 in Nature Communications. Inflammation...
  • U.S. Troops Are Reported Back in Iraq Over Syrian Crisis

    12/10/2012 7:20:50 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 50 replies
    New American ^ | Monday, 10 December 2012 12:45 | Jack Kenny
    More than 3,000 U.S. military personnel have secretly returned to Iraq via Kuwait and 17,000 more are on their way in response to the civil war in Syria that has spilled over into northern Iraq, according to a report published Monday by Iran's Press TV. The news follows by four days a report from the Russian news service RT that the aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower has joined the USS Iwo Jima off the coast of Syria. Both President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last week issued stern warnings to Syria about unspecified but serious "consequences" that would follow if...
  • Nightmare on Main Street: The Power Grid Version Of Bomb Shelters

    12/10/2012 7:19:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Energy Biz Magazine ^ | The November/December 2012 Issue | Martin Rosenberg
    PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT energy story of the summer deserves revisiting. India suffered through massive blackouts that spilled across regions with a combined population about twice that of the United States. The televised images of that outage were easily compartmentalized and dismissed. Here was a far-off undeveloped country. It can't happen here. Thinking about the Indian power calamity, I recalled admonitions from grid and cyber security experts in the United States that it is only a matter of time before terrorists, criminals or a hostile state disrupts the power grid in this country. World War III, should it come, or...