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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...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Time-Lapse: A Total Solar Eclipse

    12/10/2012 7:17:29 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    NASA ^ | December 10, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Have you ever experienced a total eclipse of the Sun? The above time-lapse movie depicts such an eclipse in dramatic detail as visible from Australia last month. As the video begins, a slight dimming of the Sun and the surrounding Earth is barely perceptible. Suddenly, as the Moon moves to cover nearly the entire Sun, darkness sweeps in from the left -- the fully blocked part of the Sun. At totality, only the bright solar corona extends past the edges of the Moon, and darkness surrounds you. Distant horizons are still bright, though, as they are not in the...
  • Archaeologist Suing Makers of Indiana Jones, Claiming Their Crystal Skull is Too Accurate

    12/10/2012 7:12:58 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    IO9 ^ | Dec 9, 2012 | Lauren Davis
    Archaeologist suing makers of Indiana Jones, claiming their Crystal Skull is too accurate Can a fantastical movie be too historically accurate? Dr. Jaime Awe, director of the Institute of Archeology of Belize, has filed suit against Lucasfilm and Paramount Pictures claiming that the prop skull from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull bears a striking resemblance to one of the "real" Crystal Skulls originally discovered in Belize. So why is that a problem? Well, according to Awe, the skull was stolen, and the filmmakers are profitting off of ill-gotten goods. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news of...
  • US Sending 20 F-16s to Egypt

    12/10/2012 7:12:37 PM PST · by chessplayer · 32 replies
    Let’s say a would-be Egyptian dictator tosses the head of the military, supports a terrorist assault on Israel, and threatens to send tanks into the streets to fight any opposition. Let’s also say you’re the President of the United States. Would you: (a) threaten to cut off aid; (b) actually cut off aid; (c) send 20 F-16s to Egypt? If you’re Barack Obama, your clear answer is C. Beginning January 22, the first portions of America’s $1 billion foreign aid grant to Egypt hits the ground in Cairo – four F-16 jets. The last time the United States greenlit aid...
  • No Shots Fired: State Dept Benghazi Security Force Unarmed

    12/10/2012 7:11:49 PM PST · by kristinn · 25 replies
    Big Peace ^ | Monday, December 10, 2012 | Kerry Picket
    A source with personal knowledge of the security situation in Benghazi told Breitbart News that Senators who listened to closed door testimony about the Benghazi attack were shocked to learn State Department security personnel agents were not immediately armed. Additionally, agents separated from Ambassador Chris Stevens left to retrieve their M4 weapons in a separate building. Only one returned to protect the Ambassador, while the other two hunkered down in the barracks, the source relayed. “From the accounts I read, those guys were not ready. When the attack came that night, they had to go back to the other room...
  • Texas Secession Petition Ignored by White House

    12/10/2012 7:09:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/10/2012 | Sarah Parnass
    Texas is waiting for President Obama’s reaction to a petition demanding it be allowed to secede from the United States. They may have to keep waiting. Sunday marked the last day for Texas’ petition to secede from the union to gather 25,000 digital signatures, the number needed to warrant a response from the White House. The virtual petition achieved that goal four weeks ago. Now it’s up to 119,209, but still no word from the Oval Office. A White House official told ABC News in November that it would respond to the petition, following a procedure that demands they address...
  • Many freed criminals avoid deportation, strike again

    12/10/2012 7:00:33 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | December 09, 2012 | Maria Sacchetti
    FLUSHING, N.Y. — Qian Wu thought the man who brutally attacked her was gone forever. She was sure that Huang Chen, a Chinese citizen who slipped into America on a ship and stayed in the country illegally, would be deported as soon as he got out of jail for choking, punching, and pointing a knife at her in 2006. But China refused to take Chen back. So, after jailing Chen on and off for three years in Texas, immigration officials believed they were out of options and did what they have done with thousands of criminals like him. They quietly...
  • George Will: 'Quite literally, opposition to gay marriage is dying'

    12/10/2012 6:54:14 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    Queerty and UPI Blog ^ | 12/10/12 | Kate Stanton
    When pundits on ABC's "This Week" Sunday discussed recent news that the Supreme Court would take up two major gay marriage cases -- challenges to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California's Prop 8 -- conservative commentator George Will issued a blunt characterization of same-sex marriage's opponents. There is something like an emerging consensus. Quite literally, the opposition to gay marriage is dying. It’s old people. According to a Politico poll out Sunday, Will is right in saying that older Americans are less likely to support gay marriage. The poll said that while 63 percent of 18 to...
  • Syria Says it has 'Serious Fear' it is Being Framed

    12/10/2012 6:50:08 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 33 replies
    israelnationalnews.com ^ | December 10, 2012 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Syria has accused the United States of seeking to frame the country for using chemical weapons, Syrian state-run media reported. "The U.S. administration has consistently worked over the past year to launch a campaign of allegations on the possibility that Syria could use chemical weapons during the current crisis," the Foreign Ministry wrote in letters to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported. "What raises concerns about this news circulated by the media is our serious fear that some of the countries backing terrorism and terrorists might provide the armed terrorist groups with chemical weapons...
  • Swaziland to Hike Witch-Doctor Tax

    12/10/2012 6:29:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Taxation News ^ | December 10th, 2012
    LOBAMA – Swaziland is looking at witch-doctors to help raise government revenues and secure the country’s fiscal position. On December 10th a proposal was raised in the parliament of Swaziland by Majahodvwa Khumalo, a national MP, to raise the taxes and annual fees paid by the country’s traditional healers, soothsayers and witch-doctors. Majahodvwa Khumalo said that a majority of people in Swaziland choose to consult with traditional healers instead of doctors, but “…the money they [the healers] pay to government falls far too short of the money they make.” The MP explained that the healers, known locally as sangomas, are...
  • Michigan unions say no right to work

    12/10/2012 6:23:36 PM PST · by South40 · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 10, 2012 | Thomas Mullen
    TAMPA, December 10, 2012 – Lansing, Michigan is bracing for an onslaught of protestors following Republican Governor Rick Snyder’s indication that he would sign “Right to Work” legislation currently making its way through the state legislature. President Obama and Harry Reid have both joined Michigan Democrats in denouncing the bill. As usual, both liberals and conservatives are already demonstrating their skewed perception of reality in weighing in on this debate. President Obama told workers at an engine plant outside Detroit that “what we shouldn't be doing is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages,” as if...
  • Why Does It Have To Cost Over $100 Million To Swear In A President?

    12/10/2012 6:22:11 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    political outcast ^ | 12/10/12 | dave jolly
    When George W. Bush was sworn in as president, it cost US taxpayers $115.5 million. In January of 2009, it cost us $125 million for Barack Obama’s swearing in. All indications are pointing to a cost of over $100 million for Obama’s second swearing in. Seeing this kind of waste of taxpayer dollars makes we want to swear in here and there. The money will be spent on the preparations and decorations along with the gala ball that follows and the multiple DC parties. In the meantime, our country is facing a financial crisis and millions of Americans are losing...
  • Boy Scouts of America: Merck pulls funding in protest at gay ban

    12/10/2012 6:22:04 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 27 replies
    guardian.co.uk, ^ | Monday 10 December 2012 11.51 EST | Dominic Rushe
    The drugs giant Merck has suspended its funding for the Boy Scouts of America, citing its discrimination against gay people. The maker of top-selling drugs including asthma treatment Singulair and the HPV vaccine Gardasil joins Intel and UPS. In July the BSA reaffirmed its long-time policy barring openly gay members from joining the organisation and barring gay and lesbian scout leaders. The ban sparked a national backlash and was condemned by both president Barack Obama and his Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney. Scouts for Equality has petitioned all major sponsors in an attempt to get the BSA to overturn the...
  • HIV Vector Licks Leukemia

    12/10/2012 6:20:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies
    A gene therapy that uses infusions of patients’ own T cells genetically engineered to attack their tumors enjoyed its first successful and sustained demonstration of clinical-trial success in nine of 12 leukemia patients—two of whom have been in remission for more than two years. The therapy was pioneered by the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, whose researchers will present latest results from the study today at the American Society of Hematology (ASH)'s Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta.According to Penn Perelman, the results pave the way for a potential paradigm shift in the treatment of these types of...
  • Sales of American Eagle gold coins soar

    12/10/2012 6:12:13 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 27 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 12/10/12 | Jack Farchy
    Demand for gold coins in the US has soared since the presidential election, as small investors fret about the lack of action to address America’s ballooning debt. The US Mint’s sales of American Eagles, one of the most popular gold coins, leapt 131 per cent in November, hitting their highest level in more than two years. The Royal Canadian Mint also had its strongest month of sales this year. Terry Hanlon, president of metals at Dillon Gage, one of the largest bullion dealers in the country, said sales had risen sharply “within a day or two” of the election. “You’ve...
  • Man Steals Ex-Girlfriend’s Ring to Give it to Present Wife

    12/10/2012 6:06:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, December 10, 2012
    Police say a northeastern Pennsylvania man stole his ex-girlfriend’s engagement ring on Thanksgiving in hopes of patching up his relationship with his wife. Scranton police say 35-year-old Donald Albritton swiped the ring while his former girlfriend made Thanksgiving dinner and later gave it to his current wife.
  • President Obama Eyes Banks To Cover Bad FHA Bets

    12/10/2012 6:05:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/ | Editorial
    Subprime Scandal: Now that the president's mismanagement of FHA has led to its insolvency, how will he avoid the embarrassment of a bailout? By squeezing banks, how else? Under Obama, the Federal Housing Administration has increasingly backed new home loans to so-called rebound borrowers who recently defaulted on past mortgages. The agency is allowing lower-income borrowers to get loans just three years after foreclosure with as little as 3% down and lousy credit scores. In fact, a whopping 40% of newer FHA-backed loans are subprime. The risky lending has led to higher delinquencies. In fact, at 17%, delinquencies on FHA...
  • The Director and Stars of “The Hobbit” Share Thoughts on Bravery, Mercy and Tolkien’s Christianity

    12/10/2012 6:04:54 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 34 replies
    Patheos/Christopher Closeup ^ | December 10, 2012 | Tony Rossi
    The new film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (opening Dec. 14) has got action and adventure galore, just like “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy that preceded it. But the director and actors who worked on the movie are well aware of the deeper themes that lie at the heart of the work of J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), who authored all the original books, published between 1937 and 1955. At a recent press conference about the film in New York City, Richard Armitage, who portrays the Dwarf warrior Thorin Oakenshield, said, “One of the things I find when I look...
  • Leg-Crossing Swedish Ambassador Angers Iran

    12/10/2012 6:03:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    The Local ^ | 8 Dec 12
    Sweden's newly appointed ambassador in Tehran has reportedly upset Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - by crossing his legs during a meeting. According to Iranian website Asriran.com the Swedish ambassador, Peter Tejler, committed the apparently offensive act after a ceremony in which he presented his credentials to the president. It is unclear, though, whether the president himself was offended by the ambassador's cross-legged pose or whether this was, in fact, the interpretation of events by Asriran.com. Photos from the meeting show Ahmadinejad himself sitting cross-legged, too. Armenian website Panorama translated the Iranian website's report, which explains that crossing one's legs "contradicts...
  • French Teacher Suspended Over 'Suicide Assignment'(Asks Kids To Write Suicide Note)

    12/10/2012 6:02:46 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/10/2012 | BBC
    A teacher in France has been suspended after allegedly asking pupils to write an essay from the viewpoint of a suicidal teenager, officials say. The pupils, aged between 13 and 14, were told to imagine reasons for wanting to end their lives and describe their self-disgust. Angry parents contacted the national education department and sent a copy of the assignment brief to a local paper. "The wording is beyond shocking," an investigating government official said.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio ~ 11 DEC 2012

    12/10/2012 6:01:28 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 83 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in Greene and Montgomery counties, eight miles northeast of the central business district of Dayton, Ohio. Part of the base is located along the city limits of Riverside and is also adjacent to Fairborn and Beavercreek. The base is named after the Wright brothers, who used the Huffman Prairie portion of what became Wright-Patterson as their testing ground, and Frank Stuart Patterson, son and nephew of the co-founders of National Cash Register, who was...
  • January 15, 2013: Stop Agenda 21 Presentation in Katy, Texas

    12/10/2012 5:54:20 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 5 replies
    Stop Agenda 21 Texas ^ | 10 December 2012 | Stop Agenda 21 Texas
    SOURCE: January 15, 2013: Stop Agenda 21 Presentation in Katy, Texas The Dangers of UN Agenda 21 / Sustainable Development Date: January 15, 2013 Time: 7:00 PM Location: Spring Creek Barbeque 21000 Kay Freeway ( 1-10 W @ Westgreen Blvd ) Katy, Texas, 77449 This presentation will reveal the true intentions of United Nations’ Agenda 21 / Sustainable Development and who’s in control behind the scenes. Video: Brief Overview of Agenda 21:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzoN0IQsTAE Contact Information: Mar. Webster (713) 248-8413 E-mail: mwebster2222@me.com Erin Earley (281) 599-7198, E-mail: eesquared57@comcast.net
  • Obama Elected By The Ungodly [Satire, Please]

    12/10/2012 5:53:30 PM PST · by WXRGina · 7 replies
    Big Hairy News ^ | December 10, 2012 | Scooter Van Neuter
    Exit polls show that 12 percent of voters on election day were counted as "religiously unaffiliated." The Pew Research Center claims Hell-bound American voters now make up nearly 20 percent of the country's population, and are typically morally bankrupt, younger, more socially liberal, and vote Democratic. "The ungodly really relate to Obama," said one political analyst. "He lies, he's narcissistic, he pits races and classes against each other, and they realize he only pretends to be religious when campaigning."
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 12-10-12

    12/10/2012 5:49:35 PM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 12-10-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Fox’s Ed Henry: Some Fox Shows Have Given Benghazi More Coverage Than Needed

    12/10/2012 5:47:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 10, 2012 | Melanie Hunter
    Fox News’ White House Correspondent Ed Henry told the Associated Press Thursday that some of Fox shows and commentators have covered Benghazi “more than it needed to be covered.” …
  • U.S. to Help Vietnam 'Peoples Committee' to Modernize Water InfoCom System (News Brief)

    12/10/2012 5:41:33 PM PST · by Steve Peacock · 3 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Dec. 10, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    A Vietnamese water company has asked the Obama Administration for help in assessing its information and communications technology (ICT) modernization plan, and a White House agency has agreed to provide a $600,000 grant for that purpose. The U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA) will fund the endeavor, which entails footing the bill for an ICT contractor to fly to Vietnam to provide "technical assistance" to the Saigon Water Corporation, or SAWACO. SAWACO is described as "a government-owned enterprise operating under the HCMC (Ho Chi Minh City) Peoples' Committee," according to a contracting notice that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor located...
  • EU: [Italian PM] Mario Monti's exit is only way to save Italy

    12/10/2012 5:40:20 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/10/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Italy has only one serious economic problem. It is in the wrong currency. The nation is richer than Germany in per capita terms, with some €9 trillion of private wealth. It has the biggest primary budget surplus in the G7 bloc. Its combined public and private debt is 265pc of GDP, lower than in France, Holland, the UK, the US or Japan. It scores top of the International Monetary Fund’s index for “long-term debt sustainability” among key industrial nations, precisely because it reformed the pension structure long ago under Silvio Berlusconi. “They have a vibrant export sector, and a primary...
  • George Will: “Opposition to Gay Marriage is Dying—It’s Old People”

    12/10/2012 5:39:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 137 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 10, 2012 | Pete Winn
    Syndicated columnist George Will, appearing Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” said opposition to same-sex marriage is “quite literally” dying, because opponents tend to be older Americans. “There is something like an emerging consensus. Quite literally, the opposition to gay marriage is dying. It’s old people,” Will said. …
  • Reminder: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Federal Spending Cuts

    12/10/2012 5:37:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2012 | Buy Benson
    But by all means, let's keep obsessing over tax increases on rich people, which would take care of roughly eight percent of this year's federal deficit -- at best.   Let's take a peek at the data itself, then discover how Politico chose to boil it down into a narrative-driving headline:   Your headline? "Battleground Poll: Hike Taxes on the Rich."  Don't get me wrong; there is no shortage of disappointing information packed into that infographic.  (1) A large majority supports the president's proposed tax increase on the rich, despite its negligible revenue impact and high likelihood of killing jobs....
  • American Tyranny--Soft Now, Hard When?

    12/10/2012 5:34:13 PM PST · by crusher · 13 replies
    Pete Ferron, a skillful thinker and communicator par excellence, lends his Shrugging Out Podcast voice to the analysis and not-so-wild speculation about the continuing devolution of the American society with the ever encroaching growth of the American State. Give it a listen and see if you find his level-headed, insightful, non-histrionic mega-plausible glimpse into the future as unnerving as I did. I fear that the only path to Free America is for us to endure a Soviet-style collapse and pray for the good fortune to make America 2.0 more robust than was America 1.0. How that occurs with this low-information...
  • Obama: Look at Michigan to See How Unions Built America’s Middle Class

    12/10/2012 5:28:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 150 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 10, 2012 | Fred Lucas
    Speaking at the Daimler Detroit Diesel Plant in Redford, Mich., on Monday, President Barack Obama lashed out at the Michigan legislature for passing a right-to-work law and declared that Americans only needed to look at Michigan if they wanted to see how unions helped build the middle class. “These so-called right to work laws, they don’t have to do with economics,” Obama said. “They have everything to do with politics. What they’re really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money. You only have to look to Michigan, where workers were instrumental in reviving the auto...