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  • Turning Pull Into Push?

    12/11/2012 4:19:15 PM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 10 December 2012 | Adrian Cho
    Enlarge Image Up and away. Whereas a point charge is always attracted to an underlying surface, a sideways moving line of charge can be repelled, one physicist calculates. Credit: Primož R. Ribič, Phys. Rev. Lett. (2012) It's textbook physics: An electric charge near the surface of a material gets pulled toward the surface. However, if the charge is spread out into the right shape and moves fast enough, that attraction becomes a repulsion, one physicist calculates. The odd finding could help physicists avoid unexpected effects when guiding beams of particles such as electrons. "At first I thought this was...
  • Toward a New Era of Humanoid Robots

    12/11/2012 4:16:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Saudi Gazette ^ | Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Roberta Fedele
    JEDDAH Tomotaka Takahashi, founder of ROBO GARAGE and one of Japans leaders in robot technology, is on a two-week tour of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to display and present for the first time in the Middle East some of his most famous humanoid robots. These include Ropid, Evolta, FT, Chroino and ViSion, which are capable of smooth and human-like movements. After giving a lecture and robot demonstration at King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) in front of more than 100 students and researchers, Takahashi repeated the presentation before Saudi engineers, technology specialists and...
  • Graphic in national newspaper shows life-sized images of unborn babies next to abortion stats

    12/11/2012 4:16:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    lsn ^ | 12.11.2012 | Peter Baklinski
    ONTARIO, 11 December, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) An illustrated graphic released by one of Canadas leading national newspapers is being welcomed by pro-life activists after it showed life-sized illustrations of unborn children next to statistics about how many babies that age are being aborted. At 9-12 weeks, for instance, where 41.2 percent of babies are aborted, the image shows a small baby with already discernible toes, fingers and eyes. I was absolutely thrilled to see a secular news source cover this, Jonathon Van Maren, communications director for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, told LifeSiteNews. The graphic provides a breakdown of...
  • Businessman Married 4 Women on Same Day

    12/11/2012 4:09:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    A wealthy businessman married four women in one day at one wedding ceremony, according to press reports. The BBC had reported at the time of the wedding that South African businessman Milton Mbele broke all the traditional rules of a polygamous wedding when he recently married four women on the same day. "I do not know how much four different weddings would have cost me but I did it all at once to save money," he was quoted as saying. "For example, I just needed one tent, I had to hire one caterer and one photographer for the whole ceremony."...
  • Why a failure of leadership in the Church, on both sides of the Atlantic? Bishops conferences?

    12/11/2012 4:08:07 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | December 11, 2012 | WILLIAM ODDIE
    US bishops look over documents at a meeting in Baltimore (Photo: CNS) Since the presidential election, I haven’t been watching the American news channels much, I haven’t had the heart. The US appears to be about to go over something they are calling the fiscal cliff because of Obama’s triumphalistic behaviour: he won, so he’s not compromising with congressional Republicans who want much-needed public spending cuts, and he’ll blame them if they do all go over this cliff (there are, I understand, other analyses of what is happening, but I like this one best). This cliff may not seem...
  • Why is government (and society) discouraging childbearing?

    12/11/2012 4:04:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    lsn ^ | 12.11.2012 | Elizabeth Crnkovich
    December 11, 2012 (Pop.org) - Past generations of American pioneers, known for their openness to life, would not have believed it. They would be astonished to learn that, in the second decade of the twenty-first century, a womans fertility is not celebrated but discouraged. Women who marry early, leave the workforce, and devote themselves to the birthing and raising of children are not the norm. On the contrary, a woman is expected to pass her most fertile years acting like a man, building up a strong career, and making a lot of money. Only after she is thus established and...
  • 5% of Married Saudi Men Victims of Spousal Abuse

    12/11/2012 4:01:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Saudi Gazette ^ | Sunday, December 02, 2012
    Violence and physical abuse are traditionally linked with men carrying out these acts against their women. However, court cases in the Kingdom suggest that this violence and abuse is sometimes reversed, where the victim is the husband, according to a report in Al-Yaum newspaper. Difficult as it may seem to believe, the reality is that there are husbands who are abused and insulted by their wives. They prefer to remain anonymous to avoid being demeaned by others. Um Mohammad said that she could never have imagined that her strong-willed son would turn into a lame, easily guided person and abused...
  • President Obama Predicts GOP Will Cave on Taxes

    12/11/2012 3:57:31 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 11, 2012 | Devin Dwyer
    As the clock ticks toward a tax hike on all Americans in 20 days, President Obama predicted Republicans would join Democrats to extend current rates for 98 percent of earners before the end of the year. "I'm pretty confident that Republicans would not hold middle class taxes hostage to trying to protect tax cuts for high-income individuals," Obama said today in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Barbara Walters. "I don't think they'll do that," he said of Republicans forcing tax-rate increases for families earning $250,000 a year or less. The sign of optimism follows weeks of tense negotiations and...
  • $1M gift to help illegal immigrants at UC Berkeley

    12/11/2012 3:55:13 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 12/11/2012 | The Associated PressAssociated Press
    BERKELEY, Calif.The University of California, Berkeley says a $1 million gift will help provide scholarships to nearly 200 students who are illegal immigrants
  • Ken Burns trivializes the victimization of the wrongly accused men from the Duke lacrosse case

    12/11/2012 3:49:22 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 39 replies
    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2012 Ken Burns trivializes the victimization of the wrongly accused men from the Duke lacrosse case According to documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, the Duke University lacrosse players were "three rich white boys who were mildly inconvenienced by rape charges that proved to be false. In no time the prosecutor of that case was fired, disbarred, and put in jail, and the three ended up getting a huge settlement." See here. "Mildly inconvenienced"? Sigh. My first reaction was that I hadn't read it right. Then I read it again, and then again. Although I am sure he's seen...
  • Obama: US recognizes Syria's main rebel group

    12/11/2012 3:48:42 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 11, 2012 | MATTHEW LEE
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama declared Syria's main opposition group the sole "legitimate representative" of its country's people Tuesday, deeming the move "a big step" in the international diplomatic efforts to end Syrian President Bashar Assad's embattled regime. Obama said the newly formed Syrian Opposition Council "is now inclusive enough" to be granted the elevated status, which paves the way for the greater U.S. support for the organization.
  • Freep a Poll! (you OK with paying $63 a year to cover those with pre-existing conditions?)

    12/11/2012 3:43:38 PM PST · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    dailynews.com ^ | 12-11-12 | LA Daily News
    Tuesday's Poll Are you OK with paying $63 a year if it means coverage for those with pre-existing conditions? Yes No
  • -Tide will soon turn against Obama-

    12/11/2012 3:38:32 PM PST · by virgil283 · 35 replies
    post-gazette ^ | Jack Kelly
    "Campaign "bundlers" for President Barack Obama have received, on average, $21,000 in federal loans and grants for every dollar they contributed....The president's supporters who aren't crony capitalists will discover shortly that Obamanomics isn't so good for them ......Community College of Allegheny County will cut back the hours of some instructors to avoid an additional $6 million in costs mandated by the provision in Obamacare that employees who work 30 or more hours a week must have health insurance.....Restaurants and retail stores have lots of employees. Profit margins typically are low. They'll be hit hardest......Obamacare doesn't go fully into effect until...
  • Why Are Preppers Hated So Much?

    12/11/2012 3:37:42 PM PST · by Kartographer · 174 replies
    End of the American Dream.com ^ | 12/10/12 | By Michael
    Have you noticed that it has become trendy to bash preppers? For a long time the prepper movement was ignored, but now it has become so large that it is getting very difficult for the mainstream media to pretend that it is not there. In fact, it has been estimated that there are now approximately 3 million preppers in the United States alone. So now the mainstream media has decided that mocking the movement is the best strategy, and lots of critics and skeptics out there have picked up on this trend. Instead of addressing the very real issues that...
  • Leftists Call to Disqualify Nationalists for 'Racism'

    12/11/2012 3:37:03 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arut Sheva ^ | 11/12/12 | Elad Benari
    A leftist party that is running in the elections for the next Knesset has asked the Central Election Committee to disqualify Michael Ben-Ari, Baruch Marzel and Itamar Ben-Gvir from running in the elections in the Power to Israel party. The party that filed the appeal, leftist Eldad Yanivs Eretz Hadasha (lit. New Country), said that the three are guilty of incitement, racism and violation of democracy. Eretz Hadasha is also calling to disqualify Likud candidates Miri Regev and Danny Danon. In the appeal, the Power to Israel members are called the "Flowers of Kahane" because of their support for the...
  • Black Dignity: What's the #1 Cause of Death?

    12/11/2012 3:36:54 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    blackdignity.org ^ | Dr. Alveda King, et al.
    We Are Being Targeted. Our People Are Dying! In America today, almost as many African-American children are aborted as are born. A black baby is three times more likely to be aborted as a white baby. Since 1973, abortion has reduced the black population by over 25 percent. Twice as many African-Americans have died from abortion than have died from AIDS, accidents, violent crimes, cancer, and heart disease combined.
  • Livni: In Each Generation, Some Refuse to Give Up

    12/11/2012 3:28:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/12
    Tzipi Livni lit Hanukkah candles Tuesday evening with activists from her new party.... In every generation a group of people arise who do not give in, and who fight against every challenge, even if it is hard and the odds do not look good, she said. The group keeps fighting to bring the light.
  • Which is evil: Guns or gun control?

    12/11/2012 3:27:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    communities.washingtontimes.com ^ | 10 December, 2012 | Frank Kacer
    CALIFORNIA December 10, 2012 The tragedy of viciously taking another persons life is always difficult to understand. But to appear noble and use these tragedies for ideological gain only cheapens the life that was lost. In the high profile murder/suicide case of Jovan Belcher of the NFL Kansas City Chiefs, the complex debate over gun control exploded on cue just like after the Aurora shooting incident (see my article here). To reduce the number of violent murders, the real culprit must be identified. If its purely a matter of a weapons existence, then severely limiting their availability or banning...
  • Lieberman: PA Tax Money Belongs to Israel

    12/11/2012 3:20:24 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/12
    The taxes Israel collected for the Palestinian Authority but did not pass on should go to Israel anyway to cover the PAs debts, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Tuesday, speaking at a Hanukkah event for Yisrael Beytenu party activists. I hear theyre saying that Israel froze the Palestinians tax money. We didnt freeze any Palestinian money, he said. To this point we paid 700 million shekels advance salaries for PA workers and we paid another 900 million when we absorbed the cost of water and electricity that the Palestinians were supposed to pay for but did not What were doing...
  • China sacks officials over Golden Rice controversy

    12/11/2012 3:18:51 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies
    NATURE NEWS ^ | 10 December 2012 | Jane Qiu
    Chinese families did not give consent for children to consume genetically modif[i]ed rice in the part US-funded study. China has sacked three officials for breaching Chinese laws and ethical regulations during a trial in which children were fed genetically modified rice. The trial’s legitimacy was questioned in August by the environmental group Greenpeace. A three-month investigation, led by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), culminated in the decision on 6 December to sack two members of the CDC’s own staff — Yin Shi’an, the principal investigator of the Chinese arm of the project, in Beijing, and Hu...
  • what happened?

    12/11/2012 3:18:01 PM PST · by knarf · 12 replies
    self, FR | Decenber 11, 2012 | knarf
    I refreshed a minute ago and it went from 25 displayed to 10
  • Is the U.S. Government Really A Spy Machine?

    12/11/2012 3:14:32 PM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Technology Review ^ | December 10, 2012 | Don Reisinger
    The role government plays in surveillance has long been a topic of debate. For years, weve heard stories of the U.S. government accessing data from citizens unbeknownst to them or those with whom theyre communicating. And time and again, privacy advocates argue that our rights are being violated. In a recent interview with Russia Times (RT), a former National Security Agency code breaker William Binney threw some more gas on the fire by saying that the U.S. government is currently in possession of all e-mails sent between citizens, and houses them for use at a later time. The FBI has...
  • Concealed-carry in Illinois, at last

    12/11/2012 3:06:15 PM PST · by rellimpank · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11 dec 2012 | Steve Chapman
    Illinois is the only state in the country that does not make some provision for ordinary citizens to carry concealed firearms. But not for long. Today, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals said the state ban is unconstitutional because it violates the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. It's a surprising decision, and it may not survive Supreme Court scrutiny. But it has forced state legislators, who have 180 days to draft a new conceal-carry law, to take the idea seriously -- something they have stubbornly refused to do. There is a strong anti-gun culture in Illinois, particularly...
  • Obama Hires 101 New Federal Employees A Day

    12/11/2012 3:04:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    fox news ^ | 12/11/12 | News Investors
  • Mom gunned down outside hospital (Brooklyn, New York)

    12/11/2012 3:04:08 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/11/12 | JESSICA SIMEONE, REUVEN FENTON and DAN MANGAN
    A Brooklyn mom of three was fatally gunned down this morning by a passerby as she stood right behind Brookdale Hospital -- where her 8-year-old daughter was undergoing treatment for an asthma attack. The apparently motiveless killing stunned the family of 32-year-old victim Shalema Gaskin -- and left them demanding answers about why someone targeted her. "This is a hospital!" said Tanya Gaskin, 50, the victim's mom. "We come here for help -- not to have our people killed right outside."
  • An Eight-year-old Trumpet Prodigy Performs A Solo

    8-year-old Geoff Gallante plays solo with the acclaimed Ridgewood Concert Band.
  • GOP throws Obama's old deficit stands back at him (Barf Alert!)

    12/11/2012 2:58:09 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    Excite.com ^ | Dec 11, 2012 | CHARLES BABINGTON
    GOP throws Obama's old deficit stands back at him Dec 11, 2:17 PM (ET) By CHARLES BABINGTON WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of the best Republican arguments against President Barack Obama's proposals to avoid a "fiscal cliff" come from the president himself, in comments he made months or years before his re-election. Stung by the GOP's midterm election gains in 2010, Obama took stands that differ from his current positions on raising tax rates, adjusting Social Security and other topics now dominating Washington as a Dec. 31 deadline nears. Sometimes gleefully, Republicans throw Obama's old words back at him. They portray...
  • UNION THUG Who Beat Steven Crowder IDed His Name Is Tony Camargo (Updated)-Video

    12/11/2012 2:57:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 135 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/11/12 | Jim Hoft
    <p>The union official who sucker punched Steven Crowder today in Michigan has been identified. His name is Tony.</p>
  • 'Man of Steel' Trailer (Video at Link)

    12/11/2012 2:57:14 PM PST · by Perdogg · 13 replies
    Man of Steel - Official Trailer #2 [HD]
  • A Strange Thing Jesus Said to a Paralyzed Man Another Insight from Pope Benedicts New Book

    12/11/2012 2:56:55 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 10, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Gospel from Monday the second week of Advent is the gospel of the paralyzed man who is lowered through the roof. It is presented to us in Advent because, among the many prophecies about the Messiah, would be that the lame would walk. But the Gospel also helps us to focus on Jesus’ central mission for us, and it is very provocatively expressed in this Gospel.The Gospel passage contains a rather peculiar and somewhat awkward moment. Jesus looks at a paralyzed man and says to him, As for you, your sins are forgiven (Lk 5:20). What a strange thing...
  • Auto Bailout Loss Could Exceed $70 Billion

    12/11/2012 2:53:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/11/12 | Seton Motley
    Courtesy of the $83 billion auto bailout - on which we are already poised to lose more than $40 billion - the taxpayers are stuck with 26% stock ownership of General Motors (GM). It could get much worse. Judge Set to Rule on Case That Could Reverse Auto Bailout A New York federal judge may rule imminently on a case that could reverse the General Motors bailout and send the company back into bankruptcy.... At issue is a backroom deal hatched by GM to fulfill the Obama administrations demand for a quick bankruptcy, draining the automaker of nearly all of...
  • FREE HAMMAR NOW!

    12/11/2012 2:52:29 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 11 replies
    Self ^ | 2012 | Steve Newton
    I though everyone would be interested in this. It is amazing to me the utter unresponsiveness of the government. We have only gotten one reply to our inquires and that is from his representative in Miami. Nothing from State, nothing from the White House. Frustrating beyond belief.
  • Here We Go Again

    12/11/2012 2:52:05 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    Free Republic | 12/11/2012
    This happened a few weeks ago. And I suspect it is happening again. Yes. John and Jim know of the problems. No. It is not your computer. And yes. It will be fixed soon. But in the meantime, keep posting vanities asking what is wrong; why can't I see the rest of the replies; why are only 8 threads showing and so on.
  • Windows 7 0x80070057 Error - anybody experience this ? Help !

    12/11/2012 2:44:10 PM PST · by sushiman · 31 replies
    12/11/12
    First off , I should tell you that I have a Japanese HP Touchsmart desktop computer so cannot tell you exactly what all the messages I'm getting say and my wife can't translate everything either , but basically this is what has been happening every morning for the past 3 days . The computer won't boot until my wife attempts to restart windows in the last known working configuration ( takes roughly 20 minutes ) , and when she does this the message we get says it failed with another message saying there is an error # 0x80070057 . But...
  • Michigan Legislature sends governor right-to-work

    12/11/2012 2:43:48 PM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 11, 2013 5:03 PM (ET) | JOHN FLESHER and JEFF KAROUB
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Legislature gave final approval Tuesday to a bitterly contested right-to-work plan limiting the power of unions, a devastating and once unthinkable defeat for organized labor in a state considered a cradle of the movement. Unswayed by Democrats' pleas and thousands of protesters inside and outside the state Capitol, the House approved two final bills, sending them on to Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. One dealt with private sector workers, the other with government employees. Both measures cleared the Senate last week.
  • Exclusive: First Reports of Massive Layoffs at Coda Automotive

    12/11/2012 2:35:48 PM PST · by nascarnation · 20 replies
    Plugincars.com ^ | 12/11/2102 | Brad Berman
    Coda Automotive, the California-based maker of an all-electric sedan primarily produced in China, last Friday laid off more than 50 employees, including a substantial part of its sales and marketing staff, according to a source familiar with the companys business. The source, who contacted PluginCars.com about the news, wants to stay anonymous based on concerns about possible blow back from Coda executives. The anonymous source said the company had sold fewer than 100 units of its all-electric sedan since it went on sale in March 2012and that sales had virtually stopped after the car was recalled by the National Highway...
  • Westfield (MA) gives huge welcome to Wreaths Across America

    12/11/2012 2:34:28 PM PST · by matt04 · 1 replies
    America will always be strong because of communities like Westfield, Karen Worcester, executive director of Wreaths Across America, said while attending a special veterans memorial at Stanley Park on Tuesday. More than 200 city veterans, schoolchildren and residents attended the ceremony and welcomed Worcester and her entourage that included Maines First Lady Ann LePage, American Gold Star Mothers president Mary Beyers, retired Army Major Gen. Peter M. Aylward and eight tractor-trailers full of holiday wreaths en route to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. My heart is full seeing all the children and others who turned out today, said Worcester,...
  • Lawmakers question gift of 20 F-16s to Morsi's Egypt

    12/11/2012 2:30:16 PM PST · by Ron C. · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 11, 2012 | Maxim Lott
    Key lawmakers expressing concerns about the Obama administration's plan to send 20 F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, where new President Mohamed Morsi's allegiances are as uncertain as his grip on power. Under a foreign aid deal signed in 2010, when Morsi's U.S.-friendly predecessor Hosni Mubarak was in charge, the U.S. is giving the planes to Egypt's air force, which already has more than 200 of the aircraft. The first four jets are to be delivered beginning Jan. 22, a source at the naval air base in Fort Worth, where the planes have been undergoing testing, told FoxNews.com. But the $213...
  • Diuretic drug improves symptoms of autism

    12/11/2012 2:29:18 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies
    NATURE NEWS ^ | 11 December 2012 | Mo Costandi
    Small-scale trial provides hope for treatment of autistic behaviour in children. A drug normally used to increase the rate at which people urinate improves some of the symptoms of autism in children, according to a small clinical trial published today in Translational Psychiatry1. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired communication and social interactions, and also by repetitive behaviours in those affected. Research has shown that signalling by a molecule called GABA, a neurotransmitter which normally dampens down neuronal activity, is altered in autism. And that this disruption of GABA is due to increased levels of chloride ions in...
  • The Catholic University of America Rejects Gay Student Organization

    12/11/2012 2:25:46 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 12/11/12 | Matthew Archbold
    In the same week that the University of Notre Dame approved of a gay student organization, The Catholic University of America denied official recognition to a gay student organization on campus, reportedly citing a concern that it could become an advocacy group. CUAllies, on their Facebook page, compared the denial to being denied Communion. They wrote: Yesterday, Catholic University handed down its decision to once again deny official recognition to CUAllies. They cited a possibiltiy of becoming an advoacy group as the reason. This denial is very much like having been denied communiona particpation in ones faith community. We have...
  • Union Protester Threatens to Kill Conservative Steven Crowder (punches Steven!!!)

    12/11/2012 2:20:03 PM PST · by autumnraine · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/11/2012 | Katie Pavlich
    As reported earlier, conservative comedian Steven Crowder was physically assaulted by union protesters today in Lansing, Michigan. Video has surfaced of Crowder being punched repeatedly in the face and one man is heard yelling, "I'll kill a motherf*cker with a gun!"
  • Obstructionists Must Yield so President Obama Doesn't Eat First Dog Bo.

    12/11/2012 2:13:11 PM PST · by DanMiller · 10 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 11, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Unless obstructionists agree to raise taxes on the filthy rich and give President Obama authority to increase the debt ceiling unilaterally, He and his family will have to eat First Dog Bo. Not Bo! Please! Don't make me eat Bo. Not even House Speaker Boehner's tears had persuaded enough Obstructionists to free the middle class. President Obama continued to insist that slightly higher taxes on the filthy rich were mathematically necessary, that without them his hands would be tied even to the point that he might be unable to send more fighter jets to the democratically elected freedom loving Muslim...
  • Putin says Lenin should stay on Red Square

    12/11/2012 2:06:28 PM PST · by No One Special · 24 replies
    Russia Beyond The Headlines ^ | December 11, 2012 | Yulia Ponomareva
    Putin has called for Communist leader Vladimir Lenin's body to be preserved in its mausoleum on Red Square, comparing the embalmed body of the founder of the Soviet state to the relics of saints. "Many are saying that having Lenin's Mausoleum runs counter to the tradition. But what runs counter to tradition?" Putin told a meeting with celebrities who campaigned for him in the March 2012 presidential election, according to the Kremlin website. "Just go to Kiev Pechersk Lavra or check out Pskov Monastery or Mount Athos. You'll see the relics of saints there." Putin cited almost word-for-word the present-day...
  • Why is the American Birthrate now at 1.9?

    12/11/2012 2:05:16 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies
    me | Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | me
    I blame President Obama.
  • US actress Parker hails EU as example for America (Get a grip Parker!)

    12/11/2012 2:02:28 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 44 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/11/12 | BJOERN H. AMLAND
    OSLO, Norway (AP) American actress Sarah Jessica Parker praised the EU on Tuesday for winning the Nobel Peace Prize for pacifying Europe and uniting its different cultures after World War II, and she said the bloc should serve as an example to the United States, given the divisions its recent elections have brought to the surface. Parker said that while it might be controversial to have awarded the 27-nation EU the prestigious award as it struggles with a financial crisis that is causing hardship to many, it is "a terrific blueprint for us," and one the U.S. should learn...
  • THE MARK LEVIN SHOW Tuesday, December-11-2012

    12/11/2012 2:00:48 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 28 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Marks Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles. --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to The Levin Lounge Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Marks show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Prayer request, please.

    12/11/2012 1:56:54 PM PST · by NewCenturions · 54 replies
    self | 12-11-12 | Newcenturions
    My mom had 2 strokes in the past 3 days. Went to ER today. They did basic tests. She is 90 yrs old. She is home now. Her name is Elizabeth. Please say a prayer for her...and thank you.
  • India, the fastest growing market for future US Exporters

    12/11/2012 1:52:14 PM PST · by entropy12 · 7 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11/14/2012 | Deborah Stokes
    India will be the fastest-growing market, with exports to the South Asian nation expanding at an annual rate of 12% between 2016 and 2020, and staying in the double digits beyond then. Vietnam is another strong future trading partner for the United States, with double-digit annualized trade growth forecast over the next five to 15 years. Other promising new markets in the future include Indonesia, Egypt, Turkey, Mexico and Poland.
  • Key ingredient in beer may help treat the common cold (humulone)

    12/11/2012 1:41:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/11/12 | Eric Pfeiffer -The Sideshow
    Got a cold? Treat yourself to a cold one. A new study, reports Agence France-Presse, suggests that a chemical compound in beer can help the human body fight the virus behind the common cold. Of course, there are some important caveats. First, the study was conducted and published by Sapporo Breweries, a Japanese beer manufacturer, through its Sapporo Medical University. And secondly, an adult would have to drink about 30 cans of beer to get enough humulone, the compound said to have anti-viral properties. The humulone found in hops, one of beer's three main ingredients, gives the alcoholic drink its...
  • Will Alabama Supreme Court Rule Obama Ineligible?

    12/11/2012 1:37:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | December 11, 2012 | Giacomo
    Over the past year, both before and since the elections, there have been a number of court cases challenging Barack Hussein Obamas eligibility. Most of the cases have been dismissed by judges for reasons that are not truly legitimate, but many feel they were dismissed to avoid the political ramifications. Just last week I wrote about a case that was filed in Florida, that not only challenged Obamas eligibility, but stated that he was a direct threat to the safety and security of the United States. That case has yet to be heard. Yet another case filed in Alabama may...