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  • Media shocked Ground Zero mosqueteers are liars

    12/12/2012 8:19:10 AM PST · by Perseverando · 40 replies
    WND ^ | December 11, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Exclusive: Pamela Geller teaches reporters realities of effort to establish 'victory' facility “It’s all pray and no play,” said the New York Post on Sunday. “The Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero that opened with great fanfare a year ago is now an empty space with no community programs. And while the developers behind Park51 insisted for two years that the project was more than a mosque, it now appears to be just that. Dozens of worshipers gather at the site on Park Place Friday for prayer services – but that’s the only activity in the building.” The New York...
  • Michigan Governor Signs Right to Work Law As Union Thugs Riot!!!

    12/12/2012 8:18:10 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-12-2012 | MOTUS
    Q.Whats the difference between the Michigan Legislature and the U.S. Legislature? A.The Michigan legislators read their bills before they pass them. So they were aware that by passing the Right to Work bill they were granting employees the choice to opt out of union membership.Since that makes the payment of union dues likewise optional,they realized that it would likely upset some of Michigans unions. Proud member of the Michigan Teachers Union poses in front of a giant ratwhoops!Somebody spelled Governor SNyders name wrong!Thank a teacher. (snip)The pro-union forces gathered in the pre-dawn hours to prepare their chants:"Hey hey,...
  • Queens Democrats Keep NY Prisons Full

    12/12/2012 8:13:43 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 3 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 12/12/12 | Friends of Ours
    Just as one Democrat from Queens is getting out of prison another one is getting locked up. Former New York comptroller Alan Hevisi was released this morning after serving 20 months in the big house on a pay-to-play conviction for steering $250 million of state pension fund business in exchange for $1 million of improper benefits including campaign contributions as reported by Erik Kriss for the New York Post: "he will return to his familys home in Forest Hills, Queens." Meanwhile, former state senator Hiram Monserrate from Queens was sentenced yesterday "to two years in the slammer for looting nearly...
  • Human Rights Watch: Iran's genocidal calls for annihilation of Israel not "incitement," but...

    12/12/2012 8:12:41 AM PST · by Perseverando
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 10, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    When is genocide not genocide? When it calls for the annihilation of the Jews. And genocide is certainly not genocide when it's Islamic. Obama say, "respect it!" More moral depravity from the leftist/Islamic alliance. Soros-funded Human Rights Watch: Iran's genocidal calls for annihilation of Israel not "incitement," but "advocacy" Jihad Watch How compromised and in thrall to Islamic supremacism is the Left? This much. "Dancing Around Genocide," by David Feith in the Wall Street Journal, December 4 (thanks to Paul): Is promoting genocide a human-rights violation? You might think that's an easy question. But it isn't at Human Rights Watch,...
  • Bomb in Bonn (Germany): Muslims still at large

    12/12/2012 7:57:48 AM PST · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 11, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    'You say salafist and I say jihadist, you say g-d-is-greater and I say al-Qaeda, salafist, jihadist, al-qaeda, god-is-greater, let's call whole thing Islam....' Bonn bomb "Bonn bomb scare cops 'hunting Salafists,'" from The Local, December 11 (thanks to Steve) German security officials on Tuesday said one man had been arrested amid a police investigation into a Salafist terrorist connection to a suspected explosive device found at the Bonn train station. Bild newspaper reported that it had inside information that school children had identified two Salafists known as terror suspects as those who had left the blue sports bag at platform...
  • Pentagon Asking Congress To Sell Israel 1,725 Bunker Busters

    12/12/2012 7:53:18 AM PST · by Fennie · 27 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | December 11, 2012 | By Yori Yanover
    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress that it intends to sell Israel some 6,900 tail kits which can turn "dumb" bombs into satellite-guided "smart bombs," including bombs capable of penetrating hardened targets, Bloomberg Business Week reported. Some of the hardened targets one would immediately think about are those underground nuclear plants the Iranian government has been so chatty about this past decade or so. According to BBW, the sale will includes 1,725 all-weather satellite-guided Joint Direct Attack Munition, or JDAM tail kits with BLU-109 bombs, which are 2,000-pound, hard-target penetrators. Bombs delivered this way are among the most...
  • Smoking Pot and Tying the Knot

    12/12/2012 7:35:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 106 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2012 | Jacob Sullum
    Last Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed for the first time to take on the issue of gay marriage. No matter how it rules in the two cases it will hear next spring, polling data suggest it is only a matter of time before legal recognition of same-sex unions is the norm throughout the country. Something similar is happening with marijuana, which became legal in Washington last week and in Colorado on Monday. With both pot and gay marriage, familiarity is breeding tolerance. The cases before the Supreme Court deal with popular reactions against gay marriage: the Defense of Marriage...
  • Dean: Republicans "Have To Change Their Philosophy" Of "Beating Up" On Gays, Immigrants & Women

    12/12/2012 7:34:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 40 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Dec 11, 2012
    Dean: Republicans "Have To Change Their Philosophy" Of "Beating Up" On Gays, Immigrants & Women Former DNC Chairman Howard Dean says Republicans will have to change their philosophy and not just their ground game in order to win in the future. Dean says conservatives can not sell hate of women, gays and immigrants and expect to win elections. VIDEO
  • Obama sending more F-16s and Tanks to Muslim Brotherhood Egypt

    12/12/2012 7:30:24 AM PST · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 11, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Why is Obama arming the enemies of freedom? This cat is dangerous and scary. Why the support of Islamic revolutions whose stated goal is sharia and a universal caliphate? What's he doing to protect the oppressed religious minorities in peril? America, time to remove your morphine drip. Wake up! More tanks for Egypt this year than the entire Marine Corps has... For the new Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood dominated government, the Obama Administration is ensuring another $1.3 billion annual shipment of state-of-the-art weaponry. More Perspective... This year alone, Obama will be sending the Egyptians 200 M1A1 Main Battle Tanks. Egypt already...
  • Feet In Two Worlds (Somalian Refugee Resettlement in the United States)

    12/12/2012 7:28:44 AM PST · by OddLane · 16 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | December 11, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    One of the themes weve emphasized on American Rattlesnake this year is the damage inflicted upon American society by ill-conceived policies of refugee resettlement carried out by the federal government. Unlike past generations of refugees who came here from nations behind the Iron Curtain, Cuba, or other Communist states, the ones transplanted to the United States now are not educated, white collar elites or aspiring middle class professionals who have been dispossessed of their property and wealth by tyrannical despots. Unlike the much-maligned Polish plumbers who have migrated to the United Kingdom in order to increase their earnings before returning...
  • The New School for Social Research was co-founded by a Fabian Socialist

    12/12/2012 7:26:47 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    As several places (1) (2) are scheming against your hard earned retirement, the roots of this unsurprisingly go back to American academia. But where does that lead? The war on your 401k seems rooted in the ideas of a Teresa Ghilarducci, of The New School for Social Research.(NSSR) According to the NSSR's home page, it is her idea: "Teresa Ghilarducci, an economist at The New School for Social Research, has won attention among lawmakers nationwide for her tough stance against 401(k)s" This goes back to 2008 and probably before, but it's who makes it prominent that gets the credit. Levin...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    12/12/2012 7:24:11 AM PST · by Hiskid · 13 replies
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  • Islam Surging in Britain As Christianity Fades

    12/12/2012 7:23:34 AM PST · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 11, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Do you think this will have no consequences? Do you think there will be no fallout from this? Think about what Britain will be like in ten years, twenty years, fifty years -- and what an Islamic Republic of Britain would think about a United States still ruled by kuffar. A horrible and wild new reality. See the data here. Christianity is fading away in Britain as Islam surges and agnosticism spreads Telegraph December 11th, 2012 The shape of things to come Poor Rowan Williams: wrong to the end. Christianity is not "fading away" in Britain, he says. Yes it...
  • Total: Oil Production to Peak at 98M Barrels per Day

    12/12/2012 7:20:49 AM PST · by thackney · 27 replies
    Dow Jones via Rig Zone ^ | December 11, 2012 | Geraldine Amiel
    New discoveries and technological advances have increased the oil industry's ability to increase production in recent years, pushing global maximum oil production to 98 million barrels per day for longer than initially expected, Total SA's Chairman and Chief Executive Christophe de Margerie said Tuesday. Global oil production should plateau at that level for some time before dropping as reserves gradually deplete, de Margerie said during a meeting with the Anglo-American Press Association in Paris. Technological constraints led the French oil major to estimate in 2007 that the "peak oil" production rate would be at around 95 million barrels per day,...
  • The $822,000-per-Year Bureaucrat and the Death of California

    12/12/2012 7:12:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Over the years, Ive shared some outrageous examples of overpaid bureaucrats. The chief bureaucrat of a low-income California city getting almost $800,000 per year.Cops in Oakland getting average compensation of $188,000.A school superintendent in New York raking in more than $500 thousand of annual compensation.A Philadelphia bureaucrat, after working only 2-1/2 years, nailing down a guaranteed pension of $50,000 per year.A New York school bureaucrat simultaneously getting a $225,000 salary and $300,000 pension.California taxpayers being forced to pay a fired bureaucrat $550,000 for unused vacation time.An employee of the New Jersey Turnpike system raking in annual compensation of $320,000. Hopefully...
  • Reward Fund: Let's Donate Funds to REWARD Campaign Cash IF true Conservative is elected.

    12/12/2012 7:12:13 AM PST · by RobaWho · 8 replies
    Self ^ | Rob Cunningham
    Following the lead set by Dana Loesch for raising money to ID the union thug that sucker punched Stephen Crowder, I recommend we create a REWARD FUND to collect donations from conservatives that will be immediately donated to any newly elected CONSERVATIVE Speaker of the House. Imagine IF we placed $100,000 (or more) into an escrow fund, only to be rewarded to any truly Conservative Speaker's PAC, otherwise ALL donated funds would be returned to ORIGINAL contributors. We could consider this new campaign a Christmas present to ourselves.
  • Syrian rebels 'exclusively' America-hating jihadists

    12/12/2012 7:10:53 AM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    WND ^ | December 11, 2012 | John Rosenthal
    French report cites fighters from 'Army of Muhammad' While the Obama administration reportedly is moving toward recognizing the recently formed and supposedly inclusive Syrian National Coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people, recent reports from in and around the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo make clear that Syrian rebel forces on the ground consist virtually exclusively of jihadists, including self-avowed veterans of the al-Qaida-led insurgency against American forces in Iraq. Thus, in a report that appeared last week in the French leftist daily Libration, correspondent Jean-Pierre Perrin describes visiting with one of the rebel militias that have infiltrated...
  • UK: Sikh soldier becomes first guardsman to parade outside Buckingham palace in a turban

    12/12/2012 7:05:19 AM PST · by Cronos · 101 replies
    IBN live ^ | 12 12 12 | AP
    <p>London: Britain's Ministry of Defence says a Sikh soldier has become the first guardsman to parade outside Buckingham Palace while wearing his traditional turban. Fifty family members were on hand on Tuesday as Guardsman Jatinderpal Singh Bhullar as he took part in the changing of the guard at the London home of Queen Elizabeth II.</p>
  • Obama's Cronies Shield Themselves From His Higher 2013 Tax on Dividends

    12/12/2012 7:00:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2012 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Did you see the story about Costco borrowing $3.5 billion to pay a special $7 a share dividend to its stockholders before year's end to avoid being hit by President Obama's higher tax on investors? What makes this story especially juicy is that it reveals how Obama's fat cat supporters, who bankrolled his bid for a second term and embraced his proposed tax increases, have taken steps to shield themselves from the president's "tax the rich" fiscal folly. The tax avoidance maneuver, which Forbes magazine calls "a six-year advance on the company's current annual dividend of $1.10 per...
  • EU and Asian sources allege the tungsten-switch has gone sovereign

    12/12/2012 7:00:26 AM PST · by Renfield · 20 replies
    The Slog ^ | 11-26-2012
    Fool’s Gold? Deutsche Bank, China, and US embroiled in faking suspicionsOn and off for over five years now, I’ve been reporting on the existence or otherwise of (1) the gold the US Federal Treasury claims to have stored securely at various points across America and (2) a fix/manipulation scam on the price of gold per se. When I first raised these points (along with thousands of other sites) in late 2006, we were all of us consigned by the commentariat of the day to those Outer Limits reserved for The Loonies.Since that time, we have seen the mysteriously dramatic rise...
  • Find from 425 million years ago with body, limbs, eyes, gills and alimentary system preserved

    12/12/2012 6:59:54 AM PST · by Renfield · 33 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 12-11-2012
    An international team of researchers have made an extremely rare discovery of a species of animal - related to crabs, lobsters and shrimps that is new to science. Scientists from the universities of Leicester, Oxford, Imperial and Yale have announced their discovery of a new and scientifically important fossil species of ostracod in the journal, Proceedings of The Royal Society B. The discovered species, which is up to 10 millimetres long, is special because it is exceptionally well preserved, complete with not only the shell but also the soft parts its body, limbs, eyes, gills and alimentary system....
  • How to store remains to survival 110 million years ago

    12/12/2012 6:59:25 AM PST · by Renfield · 1 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 12-111-2012
    An insect larva covered by plant remains that lived in the Early Cretaceous, about 110 million years ago, evidences the most ancient known insect camouflage, according to a paper published in the last edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The paper is based on the study of an amber piece found in 2008 in El Soplao outcrop (Cantabria, Northern Spain), the Mesozoic's richest and largest amber site in Europe. The fossil, about four millimetres long, is a predatory larva of the order Neuroptera. It is covered by a tangle of filamentous plant remains that...
  • TransCanada will fight order to halt Keystone XL work

    12/12/2012 6:55:24 AM PST · by Abathar · 6 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12/11/2012 | Zain Shauk
    <p>A judge in Nacogdoches County has issued a temporary restraining order to halt work on the Keystone XL pipeline, according to court documents.</p> <p>Attorneys for Trans-Canada, which is building the pipeline, said they will fight the order at a hearing set for Thursday and do not expect it to thwart construction of the pipeline, which has drawn opposition from environmentalists and some landowners in its path.</p>
  • First LNG-Fueled Hydraulic Fracturing Completed in Eagle Ford Play

    12/12/2012 6:53:16 AM PST · by thackney · 28 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | December 11, 2012 | Karen Boman
    The liquefied natural gas (LNG) division of Calgary-based Ferus LP successfully completed in October what the company believes to be the first-ever hydraulic fracturing operation utilizing liquefied natural gas (LNG) as engine fuel in North America. Ferus' LNG Division was engaged by a major oil and gas service company in the United States to conduct the pilot project, which involved six dual-fuel 2,250 horsepower pressure pumper units, powered by LNG, to stimulate well performance in the south Texas Eagle Ford shale. The dual fuel systems allow for natural gas and diesel to be consumed simultaneously with no decrease in performance,...
  • Forbes lists Bridgeport as fourth-dirtiest city in U.S. ( Conn )

    12/12/2012 6:45:33 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    ct post ^ | December 11, 2012 | Tom Cleary
    Citing blighted buildings, polluted property and poor air quality, Forbes Magazine named Bridgeport as the fourth "dirtiest city" in America. But look at the bright side Bridgeport residents: Your city is cleaner than Fresno, Calif.; Bakersfield, Calif.; and Philadelphia. "Green" Mayor Bill Finch, who has frequently touted the BGreen2020 sustainability initiative to improve the quality of life in Bridgeport, was among many from the city to take offense to the ranking. ... The image of Bridgeport put forth by Forbes was similar to its portrayal on FOX's animated comedy show "Family Guy" two years ago, casting the Park City as...
  • How Obama replaced Christ among blacks

    12/12/2012 6:45:13 AM PST · by Perseverando · 50 replies
    WND ^ | December 11, 2012 | Jesse Lee Peterson
    Exclusive: Jesse Lee Peterson asserts minorities have found 'a physical messiah' President Barack Obama is the most divisive man to ever occupy the White House period! Yet, 95 percent of black Americans worship him as if hes the messiah. Why? Actor and comedian Jamie Foxx recently took the stage at the Soul Train Awards and told the audience, Thank God, and our lord and savior, Barack Obama! Foxx called on the audience to stand up and clap for Obama. His outrageous remarks were broadcast on national television, yet not one nationally known black leader repudiated Foxx. Barack Obamas ability to...
  • Obama's America Will Become Detroit

    12/12/2012 6:43:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2012 | Terry Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama travelled to Michigan this week and made his case for class war in defense of the welfare state. We need to take more money from the rich, he said, or schools will not be able to afford books, students will not be able to afford college, and disabled children will not get health care. "Our economic success has never come from the top down," said Obama. "It comes from the middle out.It comes from the bottom up." Obama spoke these words a few miles from Detroit -- the reductio ad absurdum of his argument. If America continues...
  • In France's Welfare State Status Quo, Are We Seeing America's Future?

    12/12/2012 6:41:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/12/2012 | Sylvain Charat
    Welfare has become a characteristic of President Obamas domestic policies. There has been a surge in American citizens on welfare over the last four years, including a 50-percent increase in people on food stamps (from 32 to 47 million). It is a form of welfareship. As a citizen of France, I know such a society very well. France has 60 years of experience with entrenched welfare policies, beholden to a kind of welfareship. It is a democratic society based heavily on welfare, and distrusting the values of free markets. In 2009, 11.2 million French persons received welfare payments, out a...
  • What right to work would do for NY

    12/12/2012 6:39:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/12/2012 | Mark Mix
    Union bosses are fuming at the prospect of a Michigan Right to Work law, but New Yorkers concerned about protecting employee freedom and reviving their states flagging economy should consider Michigans example. Its hard to imagine the Empire State adopting a Right to Work law but it would be right for businesses, taxpayers and workers. Big Labors top officials huff and puff about Right to Work laws, but they never tell you what they actually do. Thats because nearly 80 percent of Americans support the Right to Work principle when its presented to them in straightforward terms. Right to...
  • Next 9/11: Iran's death squad is here

    12/12/2012 6:38:11 AM PST · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    WND ^ | December 11, 2012 | Reza Kahlili
    Iran has infiltrated a team of Quds Force terrorist leaders into the United States to attack from within in 2013, according to a source. The source within the office of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of the Islamic regime, said the team is to create instability in America through terrorism should the U.S. fail to accept the regimes illicit nuclear program, increase sanctions, confront Iran militarily or intervene in the Syrian civil war. Members of the team, no more than 10 Quds Force officers, each lead cells totaling about 50 terrorists already in the U.S. The source is risking...
  • Prescott and Ohanian: Taxes Are Much Higher Than You Think

    12/12/2012 6:36:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/12/2012 | By EDWARD C. PRESCOTT AND LEE E OHANIAN
    President Obama argues that the election gave him a mandate to raise taxes on high earners, and the White House indicates that he won't compromise on this issue as the so-called fiscal cliff approaches. But tax rates are already highmuch higher than is commonly understoodand increasing them will likely further depress the economy, especially by affecting the number of hours Americans work. Taking into account all taxes on earnings and consumer spendingincluding federal, state and local income taxes, Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes, excise taxes, and state and local sales taxesEdward Prescott has shown (especially in the Quarterly Review...
  • 3D-Printed Weapons & the Consequences

    12/12/2012 6:32:09 AM PST · by palmer · 56 replies
    DesignNews ^ | 12/11/2012 | Cabe Atwell
    At-home 3D printing is on the rise, and what was once just a lofty promise is now a reality. More and more hobbyists are acquiring affordable printers, such as the Makerbot Replicator 2 and the RapMan Universal 3D (single/dual head) printer, to manufacture just about everything from toys to working clocks. Some hobbyists have used these printers for fast-prototyping items that are controversial -- or even deadly. It comes as no surprise that some would attempt to replicate weapons systems (or at least parts of them) in an effort to create a fully functional gun. It's not exactly clear who...
  • Welcome to the Thugocracy

    12/12/2012 6:29:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    "I'm in the top two percent," said Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, this week on CNBC. "Right now, I'm paying 45 percent of my total income in income taxes ... You tell me, what's fair about that when medieval serfs pay 25 percent, I'm paying half? I don't care what the majority voted to do, they don't have a right to steal my money just because they vote for it." But according to most Americans, they do. And that's the problem. As America racks up more debt than God has ever seen on this earth, Barack Obama prepares...
  • Why Arent Christians Allowed to be Offended?

    12/12/2012 6:14:58 AM PST · by Guido2012 · 41 replies
    Set Our Children Free ^ | 12/12/12 | Tony Caruso
    Why arent Christians allowed to be offended? Were reminded of this issue every year at this time as we observe the War on Christmas. And this sensitivity to offense doesnt stop with Christmas. Why is it that were required to be silent while the gay agenda, feminism, multiculturalism, radical environmentalism, and globalism are deified and taught to our children, while the Christian worldview is vilified by the same government officials?
  • Deputies: Robber met with gunfire inside Bakersfield home(CA)

    12/12/2012 6:07:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    bakersfieldnow.com ^ | 11 December, 2012 | Staff
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) A resident shot an alleged robber Tuesday morning in east Bakersfield, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office. The resident heard someone remove a screen and break a kitchen window to gain access to his home, so the resident armed himself with a handgun, the sheriff's office said. The suspect and resident came face to face in the hallway of the East Brundage Lane home, and the resident shot the suspect at least twice in the upper body. The alleged intruder, 26-year-old Arturo Jose Luis Estrada, got out of the house and stumbled about a half...
  • JAMIE DIMON: The Table Is Set For Booming 4% Growth, And 200K New Jobs Per Month

    12/12/2012 6:07:11 AM PST · by blam · 48 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-12-12 | Joe Weisenthal
    JAMIE DIMON: The Table Is Set For Booming 4% Growth, And 200K New Jobs Per Month Joe WeisenthalDecember 12,2012Jamie Dimon is on LIVE at the Dealbook conference talking fiscal cliff, the economy, and public policy. We're taking notes during his Q&A. Anything not in direct quotes. -- Says odds are politicians will do something between December 21 and December 28. -- On the impact of going over the cliff it might not be horrible... but it might be. -- 'We are one decision away from restoring our moral and fiscal authority in the world.... let's just do it."-- With...
  • Bond in Bankruptcy ... Mark Steyn

    12/12/2012 6:01:20 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 22 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 12 Dec 2012 | Mark steyn
    For some reason, the quadrennial humiliation of the Republican presidential candidate now coincides with the release of the new Bond movie. Don't ask me why; probably a constitutional amendment I missed along the way. Last time round, Kevin Sessums interviewed Daniel Craig and, as a final question, asked which presidential nominee would make the better 007: Craig doesn't hesitate. "Obama would be the better Bond because if he's true to his word he'd be willing to quite literally look the enemy in the eye and go toe to toe with them. McCain, because of his long service and...
  • Undocumented immigrants could get jobless benefits

    12/12/2012 6:00:41 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 30 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Dec. 12, 2012 | Sacramento Bee
    Legislation introduced Tuesday would give about 400,000 undocumented immigrants in California the same rights as citizens to unemployment benefits and various other government services.
  • Benevolent Sexism

    12/12/2012 5:58:42 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/12/2012 | Katherine Connell
    Katy Perry recently joined Taylor Swift, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, and French former first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in the ranks of prominent women who declined to identify themselves as feminists when prompted by reporters. Internet responses to this trend ranged from outrage over their false consciousness to snarky derision of their stupidity to concerned introspection about the failures of feminist branding. Another possibility that should be considered is that feminism seems largely irrelevant to an increasing number of Western women because it often appears to be at odds with their experience of reality and their desires. Bruni-Sarkozy explained, Im not...
  • Group encourages LDS women to wear pants to church

    12/12/2012 5:51:53 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/12/2012 | Staff
    Most LDS women wear their Sunday Best to Church, but one group is trying to encourage sisters around the world to wear pants on Sunday, December 16. The group is called All Enlisted. Their Facebook Page already has more than 600 followers and is gaining national attention. All Enlisted was started by a local LDS woman. Members of the group said this new movement is all about equality and not necessarily about wearing pants to church.
  • That Cliff the Political Class Teases Us With Is Their Own Creation

    The last time the country faced a fiscal crisis, they devised some kind of hare-brained scheme that would have certain "default" actions will take place at year end. Oh the political class talked sweetly to us. "We'll put off difficult decisions until after the election," they told us. So by default, if congress does nothing, millions will be cut from the defense budget, the so-called Bush tax cuts will expire, and other pre-ordained expenses will be cut. Folks, those political voodoo artists don't want to fix a thing. Cause EVERYTHING THE POLITICIANS WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEY SCREWED UP! Think about...
  • 5 things to know about Mich. right-to-work bills (AP wept)

    12/12/2012 5:40:39 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 35 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 12-12-12 | JEFF KAROUB
    THE NAME IS MISLEADING It isn't about a right to work but rather a right for workers to choose whether they want to join a union or pay fees that amount to union dues. The legislation prohibits what are known as "closed shops," where workers have no choice but to join a union or pay those fees. IT MOVED SWIFTLY The GOP majority used its superior numbers and backing from Gov. Rick Snyder to ramrod legislation through the House and Senate last week. They brushed aside denunciations and challenges by helpless Democrats and cries of outrage from thousands of union...
  • Researcher points to Sun as likely source of eighth-century 'Charlemagne event'

    12/12/2012 5:34:52 AM PST · by Renfield · 31 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 11-20-2012
    (Phys.org)Until recently, the years 774 and 775 were best known for Charlemagne's victory over the Lombards. But earlier this year, a team of scientists in Japan discovered a baffling spike in carbon-14 deposits within the rings of cedar trees that matched those same years. Because cosmic rays are tied to carbon-14 concentrations, scientists around the world have wondered about the cause: a nearby supernova, a gamma ray burst in the Milky Way or an intense superflare emanating from the Sun? Now, Adrian Melott, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Kansas and Brian Thomas, KU alumnus and professor...
  • New light on the Nazca Lines

    12/12/2012 5:34:41 AM PST · by Renfield · 17 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 12-9-2012
    The first findings of the most detailed study yet by two British archaeologists into the Nazca Lines enigmatic drawings created between 2,100 and 1,300 years ago in the Peruvian desert have been published in the latest issue of the journal Antiquity. As part of a five-year investigation, Dr Nicholas Saunders of the University of Bristol's Department of Archaeology and Anthropology and Professor Clive Ruggles of the University of Leicester walked 1,500 km of desert in southern Peru, tracing the lines and geometric figures created by the Nasca people between 100 BC and AD 700. The confusing palimpsest of...
  • Germans hording mountains of gold

    12/12/2012 5:33:03 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 51 replies
    The Local (Germany) ^ | 12 Dec 12 12:23 CET
    Like Scrooge McDuck or the dragon Smaug in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, Germans are gathering vast quantities of gold - a study showed that the average German owns close to 6,000 worth of the shiny metal.Even though Europe's largest economy has weathered the world economic crisis relatively well, Germans have still been extra jittery about their savings, a study by the Steinbeis Research Center for Financial Services in Berlin revealed. Around 32 percent of the gold owned in Germany in the form of bars and coins was accumulated since the financial and economic crises began, the study concluded....
  • Adam Carolla: Don't Say 'Tax the Rich' ... Say 'Tax the Successful'

    12/12/2012 5:32:40 AM PST · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12-11-2012 | Christian Toto
    Adam Carolla wants to set the record straight. The broadcaster who once boastfully told "Loveline" listeners he was "literally" a millionaire isn't rich. He's successful. There's a difference, and it's one lost in the current debate over Democrats trying to increase taxes on the wealthiest Americans. Carolla shared his thoughts on the matter with "The O'Reilly Factor" viewers last night.
  • The GOP -- Not a Club For Christians

    12/12/2012 5:31:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    In the scramble to make the GOP more diverse, a lot of people are looking at Asian Americans, whom many believe are a natural constituency for the party. I would love it if Asian Americans converted en masse to the Republican Party, but the challenge for Republicans is harder than many appreciate. President Obama did spectacularly well with Asian Americans, garnering nearly three-quarters of their vote. This runs counter to a lot of conventional wisdom on both the left and the right. On average, Asian American family income is higher and poverty is lower than it is for non-Latino whites....
  • Deputies: Robber met with gunfire inside Bakersfield home(CA)

    12/12/2012 5:28:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    bakersfieldnow.com ^ | 11 December, 2012 | Anthony Bailey
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) A resident shot an alleged robber Tuesday morning in east Bakersfield, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office. The resident heard someone remove a screen and break a kitchen window to gain access to his home, so the resident armed himself with a handgun, the sheriff's office said. The suspect and resident came face to face in the hallway of the East Brundage Lane home, and the resident shot the suspect at least twice in the upper body. The alleged intruder, 26-year-old Arturo Jose Luis Estrada, got out of the house and stumbled about a half...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(12/12/12)[Prayer]

    12/12/2012 5:22:25 AM PST · by left that other site · 9 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/12/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New JourneyThe Names of God in The Scriptures FortressJeremiah 16:19 O LORD, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in time of distress, to you the nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, "Our fathers possessed nothing but false gods, worthless idols that did them no good.
  • Casper Police: Nail salon customer packs heat, gunman leaves(WY)

    12/12/2012 5:20:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    trib.com ^ | 11 December, 2012 | Megan Cassidy
    A gunman retreated from a Casper nail salon last week after realizing one of its customers was packing heat. Police say about 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 3, a man walked into Modern Nails at 2645 E. Second St. and asked a female employee if she wanted to buy some diamonds. The man walked toward the front desk area and the woman replied that she had no money to buy diamonds. A witness said the man then reached into his coat pocket and began to take out a silver-colored pistol. At that moment, a woman who was getting her nails done...