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  • DUmmie FUnnies 12-12-12 (DUmmies Claim Steven Crowder Caused Michigan Union Violence)

    12/12/2012 10:39:32 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | December 12, 2012 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    You didn't see the union thug violence on ABC, CBS, or NBC last night but anybody who gets the REAL news from the web is aware of what happened in Michigan after the state passed a right to work law. The DUmmies also know that there was violence but guess who they think caused it? The victim, namely Steven Crowder who was on the receiving end of punches thrown by union thug/criminal Tony Camargo as you can see in this VIDEO. So how do the DUmmies come to the conclusion that Crowder was the perpetrator despite what is plainly...
  • Palazzo, Venetian welcome veterans to Las Vegas in style

    12/12/2012 10:38:07 AM PST · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    kntv ^ | dec 2012 | Villarreal
    Palazzo, Venetian welcome veterans to Las Vegas in style By Marco Villarreal CREATED Dec. 5, 2012 Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It's the season of giving and it's especially nice when the people on the receiving end have already given so much to protect our nation. Wounded war veterans were given a well-deserved "thank you" at the Palazzo Wednesday afternoon. Joined with the Armed Forced Foundation, veterans were greeted at the hotel with applause and cheers from hundreds of team members from the Palazzo and the Venetian. Veterans came in with close family and loved ones; some physically supported or...
  • Men in tights: how 'meggings' are taking fashion by storm

    12/12/2012 10:36:20 AM PST · by Perdogg · 110 replies
    Men's tights, for so long the preserve of ballet dancers and runway models, are taking Manhattan by storm and could soon be seen on the street of Britain.
  • "Dec. 21, 2012... The End of the World?" By Dr. Peter Jones

    12/12/2012 10:32:09 AM PST · by truthxchange · 11 replies
    www.truthxchange.com ^ | 12/12/2012 | Dr. Peter Jones
    12.21.12… THE END OF THE WORLD? After the recent elections, someone wrote: “The world ended on Nov 6, 2012.” America will survive an election, but people the world over are panicking because they believe the ancient Mayan calendar which apparently predicted that 12/22/12 would be history for the entire planet. Recently, thousands of letters, some threatening suicide, have poured into government agencies like NASA. But there is a brighter side. According to many experts, the Mayan calendar does not predict the absolute end of the world, but only the end of a cycle, thus offering a hopeful new beginning. Indeed...
  • Obama: I Will Stand With The Muslims

    12/12/2012 10:29:14 AM PST · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-12-12 | Warren Beatty
    Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, and the Muslim Brotherhood are holding, on December 15, 2012, a referendum on a new constitution. You know, the constitution that President Barack Hussein “vote buyer” Obama refuses to criticize. You know, the constitution written by a committee of 100 selected by the now disbanded Egyptian parliament that, at the time of the creation of the Constituent Assembly, was dominated by Islamists. Fifteen committee members quit the Assembly in protest. Of the 85 members remaining, none were Christians, and only four were women. So much for “diversity,” one of the Democrats/liberals/progressives’ (DLPs) most precious ideals. You know,...
  • TCM Classic Movie Alert 12/12/12

    12/12/2012 10:28:54 AM PST · by Vision · 2 replies
    TCM ^ | 12/12/12 | Vision
    This is your Turner Classic Movie channel alert! Tonight...Barbara Stanwyck...Joel McCrea...Banjo on My Knee(1936), 8pm est "Misunderstandings and wanderlust keep frontier newlyweds from building a life together." Overview & Cast
  • Sources Claim Sprint, Clearwire Are Close to a Buyout Deal

    12/12/2012 10:28:15 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 1 replies
    Daily Tech ^ | December 12, 2012 8:30 AM | Shane McGlaun (Blog)
    Sprint hopes to complete the deal in the same timeframe the Softbank deal is wrapped up The department that handles acquisitions and mergers at Sprint has been very busy lately. Sprint announced that it would be selling a majority stake to Softbank for $20 billion in October. Sprint has also long coveted the wireless spectrum that partner Clearwire holds and uses for wireless internet service. Sprint has made no secret of the fact that it wants to own all of Clearwire. CNBC reports that that Sprint and Clearwire are moving closer to a deal that would see Sprint acquire the reamaining 49%...
  • It's So Cold In DC...

    12/12/2012 10:26:23 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-12-12 | The Looking Spoon
    I've heard the joke before, but now there's a visual for it!
  • The Obama admin wants you to know they’re here to help with mortgage payments

    12/12/2012 10:21:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/12/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    The Obama administration is launching a brand-new public service announcement to tout Treasury and Housing & Urban Development‘s joint initiative to help progress "the Obama Administration's broad strategy to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, stabilize the country's housing market, and improve the nation's economy." Via Politico: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO... “While communities across the country are beginning to recover from an unprecedented housing crisis, too many families are still struggling with their mortgage payments and are unsure of where to turn for help,” said Treasury undersecretary for domestic finance Mary Miller in a statement. “Millions of homeowners have...
  • Census: Whites no longer a majority in U.S. by 2043

    12/12/2012 10:18:34 AM PST · by Brandonmark · 89 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12-12-12 | AP
    White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043, according to new census projections, part of a historic shift that is already reshaping the nation's schools, workforce and electorate. The official projection, released Wednesday by the Census Bureau, now places the tipping point for the white majority a year later than previous estimates, which were made before the impact of the recent economic downturn was fully known. America continues to grow and become more diverse due to higher birth rates among minorities, particularly for Hispanics who entered the U.S. at the height of the immigration boom...
  • Rep. Jim Moran’s (D-Va)Son Guilty of Beating Up His Girlfriend in Columbia Heights (D.C.)

    12/12/2012 10:16:48 AM PST · by kristinn · 26 replies
    Washington City Paper ^ | Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Will Sommer
    Patrick Moran, the son of Democratic Virginia Rep. Jim Moran, is having a bad year. First, undercover video operative James O'Keefe caught him on tape half-heartedly discussing how to commit voter fraud...while acting as the field director for his dad's campaign. Now Moran's taken a more criminal turn, pleading guilty earlier today to allegedly beating up his girlfriend outside a Columbia Heights bar. SNIP In a statement to Washington City Paper, Rep. Moran described his son and his girlfriend as "good kids." "I hope their privacy will be respected," the congressman said. "They look forward to putting this embarrassing situation...
  • Sen. Rand Paul: Let Dems raise taxes and own the result (Republicans should just vote "Present")

    12/12/2012 10:16:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/12/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Are higher taxes inevitable? If they are, Senator Rand Paul wants no Republican fingerprints on them. Last night, he told Greta van Susteren on Fox News that House Republicans should pass a bill with their specific plan to cut spending and fix the tax code to address the fiscal-cliff issues, and dare the Senate to take it up. If Democrats refuse, then Paul wants the House to hold a vote on the Democratic plan, with Republicans voting "present" to allow Democrats to pass the bill. That way, the economic damage from tax hikes will be totally owned by Democrats, and...
  • Fined Church Cited Again

    12/12/2012 10:15:23 AM PST · by MA~Bear · 8 replies
    Northeast Columbia Patch ^ | 12/10/2012 | Jessie Gabel
    Police interrupted a church service Sunday morning when neighbors called about noise--again. Just last week Rehoboth United Assemblies Church was fined $700 for noise citations. At that time, church leaders said they would monitor the noise during their worship.
  • A123 Systems Won't Get Rest of Federal Grant if Owned by Chinese Company

    12/12/2012 10:12:12 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    Daily Tech ^ | December 11, 2012 11:24 AM | Tiffany Kaiser
      (Source: inautonews.com) A123 could lose the rest of its $249 million grant We can put this under the "Duh" files: A123 Systems won't receive the remaining amount of its federal grant if Wanxiang Group is approved as the new owner. According to Reuters, which spoke to an unnamed official from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the DOE will cut A123 off from its $249 million grant the company received in 2009. A123 has only used $133 million of the grant so far. The official, who noted that all parties were aware of this consequence during last weekend's auction of A123, said...
  • The GOP: Not a Club for Christians

    12/12/2012 10:07:05 AM PST · by MetaThought · 27 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Jonah Goldberg | 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, family income is higher and poverty is lower among Asian Americans than among non-Latino whites. Entrepreneurship,...
  • The RNC’s Fix-It Committee

    12/12/2012 10:02:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/12/12 | Jim Geraghty
    Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, spoke to NRO yesterday morning about the committee’s new Growth and Opportunity Project, which is led by a five-member panel that will review the operations and strategies of the RNC and Republican party as a whole. The members of that panel are Sally Bradshaw, a veteran adviser to former Florida governor Jeb Bush; Ari Fleischer, former press secretary for President George W. Bush; and three RNC committee members — Zori Fonalledas of Puerto Rico, Henry Barbour of Mississippi, and Glenn McCall of South Carolina.
  • Congress Can Avoid Fiscal Cliff

    12/12/2012 10:01:42 AM PST · by kathsua · 6 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | December 12, 2012 | Reasonmclucus
    A year and a half ago President Barack Obama and members of Congress signed a suicide pact that they would lead the nation over a "fiscal cliff" if they couldn't agree on deficit reducing measures by the end of the Mayan calendar. The crackpots agreed to a measure that could impose taxing and spending changes that would be so drastic they could cause economic problems that would INCREASE the deficit by another trillion dollars. [Note: because of Congressional procedures and a desire for a Christmas break, members would need to reach an agreement by the date the Mayan calendar ends...
  • Review of UT Fracking Study Finds Failure to Disclose Conflict of Interest (Updated)

    The long-awaited review of a controversial study on the drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” was released today, and it finds numerous errors and flaws with how the study was conducted and released, as well as University of Texas policies for disclosing conflicts of interest. The head author of the study, Dr. Charles “Chip” Groat, has retired in the wake of the controversy, and the head of the Energy Institute that released it, Dr. Raymond Orbach, has resigned as head of the Institute, the University announced today. The original report by UT Austin’s Energy Institute, ‘Fact-Based Regulation for...
  • Dear @SpeakerBoehner, have you heard of The Christmas Strategy?

    12/12/2012 9:56:45 AM PST · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    legal insurrection. ^ | Posted by William A. Jacobson Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 11:16am
    I am going to keep repeating The Christmas Strategy until someone in Republican circles listens: I say call his bluff. If a deal which tackles deficits from both revenue and spending can be reached this month, great. If not, pass a 90 day extension of current tax rates and whatever else is needed to postpone the “cliff,” and go home for Christmas to give time for a Grand Bargain which puts Democratic sacred cows on the table. Let Harry Reid refuse to bring it to a vote, and Obama refuse to sign it. Their inaction will be the reason for...
  • Pick the Worst Liberal Media Bias of 2012!

    12/12/2012 9:53:16 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 15 replies
    Every year a panel of leading expert conservative media observers pick the most-biased media quotes for the Media Research Center's annual awards for the year's "worst reporting." And these judges have done so again this year to decide the 2012 award "winners," with the choices to be announced on Monday, December 17, but... In the meantime, you can have some fun making your own choices now in this unofficial "public ballot" tabulation. For each of the ten categories, pick one quote – the one you think is the most outrageous in the category. Then move on through all of the...
  • Intel Spills Details on 3D Transistor Port to Smartphone Chips

    12/12/2012 9:51:18 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    Dailytech ^ | December 11, 2012 5:18 PM | Jason Mick (Blog)
    Processors can be up to 65 percent faster thanks to novel new design Intel Corp. (INTC) has a long way to go to be a strong competitor to the coalition of ARM Holdings Plc (LON:ARM) licensees who today dominate the smartphone and tablet industries.  The company, long the dominant force in the personal computer CPU market, is working diligently to catch up.  Its first smartphone effort -- Medfield was surprisingly capable, although not giving Intel a clear win over rival ARM-based offerings. I. Tri-Gate is Crucial to Intel's Mobile Ambition But Intel has a trick up its sleeve for the next round...
  • Lindsay Lohan Probation Revoked

    12/12/2012 9:47:03 AM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Lindsay Lohan's probation was revoked this morning in court ... just like we told you it would be ... and the judge has now set a hearing to decide whether to lock Lindsay up for the better part of a year. Lindsay -- who wasn't present -- was arraigned this AM on charges that she lied to cops and drove recklessly when she crashed her Porsche on Pacific Coast Highway last June.
  • Syria Fires Scud Missiles at Insurgents, U.S. Says

    12/12/2012 9:45:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 12, 2012 | Mark Landler, Aida Alami, Alan Cowell and Anne Bernard
    Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have fired Scud missiles at rebel fighters in recent days, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday. The move represents a significant escalation in the fighting, which has already killed more than 40,000 civilians in a nearly two-year-old conflict that has threatened to destabilize the Middle East. One American official, who asked not to be identified because he was discussing classified information, said that missiles had been fired from the Damascus area at targets in northern Syria. “The total is number is probably north of six now,” said another American official, and that the...
  • Networks Skip Union Violence in MI, Insist Protesters Are Simply 'Voicing Their Anger'

    12/12/2012 9:41:03 AM PST · by chessplayer · 21 replies
    All three networks on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning ignored the violent assaults by union protesters in Michigan, instead vaguely insisting that picketers were simply "voicing their anger" at the "showdown raging in the heartland."
  • Sharia the centerpiece of Egypt's new constitution. Thanks, Barack

    12/12/2012 9:38:50 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/12/12 | Doug Book
    Thanks to Barack Hussein Obama’s Arab Spring scheme of turning the Egypt of Hosni Mubarek into a “representative democracy,” the US is now reduced to watching as a former friend and ally morphs into an America-hating, Sharia-based theocracy. Six months after promising to build a government based on “freedom and social justice,” Egypt’s newly elected president Mohamed Morsi authored a decree granting himself a level of dictatorial authority which even Mubarek did not enjoy. As a result, demonstrations began throughout the nation culminating last week in Morsi fleeing the presidential palace in Cairo. (1) Though he has since rescinded most...
  • Black Rednecks and White Liberals [Dynamic Book Excerpt]

    12/12/2012 9:36:44 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Amazon ^ | May 2009 | Thomas Sowell
    [Sowell's book] challenges many of the long-prevailing assumptions about blacks, about Jews, about Germans, about slavery, and about education. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on not only the trendy intellectuals of our times but also such historic interpreters of American life as Alexis de Tocqueville and Frederick Law Olmsted. In a series of long essays, this book presents an in-depth look at key beliefs behind many mistaken and dangerous actions, policies, and trends. It presents eye-opening insights into the historical development of the ghetto culture that...
  • ABC, CBS, NBC Are 'Censoring Footgage' of Union Thug Violence in Lansing

    12/12/2012 9:35:59 AM PST · by chessplayer · 44 replies
    The pro-union broadcast networks are deliberately censoring footage of thuggish union violence directed at conservatives. If a Tea Partier had physically assaulted a liberal journalist or ripped down a structure occupied by a liberal organization all on video, the footage would be broadcast on an endless loop.
  • Jimmy Hoffa Warns Of "Civil War" As MI Governor Signs "Right-To-Work" Into Law

    12/12/2012 9:28:15 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 83 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 11 DEC 12 | Submitted by Tyler Durden
    Minutes before Michigan Governor Snyder signed the 'Right-To-Work' bill into law... ... Teamsters head Jimmy Hoffa appeared on CNN, as seen in the clip below, warning that: "This is just the first round of a battle that's going to divide this state. We're going to have a civil war," ...as the bill to weaken unions' power is passed. If Hoffa is right, look for Michigan GDP to soar: after all it is one of the more Keynesian states in the union. Via AP: Michigan Gov. Snyder signs right-to-work bills LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed right-to-work...
  • Bob Costas Sounds Off on Zimmerman Case, Ignoring Suit Against Sportscaster's Network

    12/12/2012 9:24:51 AM PST · by Justaham · 35 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/12/12
    NBC Sports talker Bob Costas caught plenty of heat for launching into an anti-gun rant in the wake of the murder/suicide committed by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. Last night, Costas waded into the subject once more, but this time he brought up the George Zimmerman case to buttress his points. "What does common sense tell you about the likelihood of that confrontation ever taking place in the first place if George Zimmerman was not carrying a gun?" Not so fast. Costas' own network is being sued for shoddy journalism involving Zimmerman's case. That didn't prevent the sportscaster from...
  • Daddy, That's Not Santa

    12/12/2012 9:24:14 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 12 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Heckuva job: Michigan union thugs destroyed hot dog vendor’s cart

    12/12/2012 9:22:49 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 50 replies
    Michele Malkin ^ | 12-12-2012 | Michele Malkin
    December 12, 2012 Heckuva job: Michigan union thugs destroyed hot dog vendor’s cart Michele Malkin This is small business owner Clint Tarver of Lansing, Michigan. He was caught in the violent chaos that erupted when union thugs attacked the Americans for Prosperity tent on the capitol grounds yesterday during the right-to-work debate. His hot dog stand was destroyed. Velvet Hammer reports that the thugs shouted “Uncle Tom” and “nigger” at Tarver.Dana Loesch has more on the story and how to help.
  • Woody Harrelson Presents: Ethos (2011, Director Pete McGain

    12/12/2012 9:10:40 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/17/2012 | Harold Roberts
    Published on Aug 17, 2012 www.EthosTheMovie.com Film: Ethos 2011 Full length documentary directed by Pete McGain [I 'stumbled' across this on television last night, and I see on this documentary talk of intentionally created boom and bust cycles so that banks can consolidate power, money being printed like crazy, the possibility of coming global government, chip implantation, etc. Then I watch the movie from beginning to end and hear at the beginning clips where Bill Clinton says that he didn't have sexual relations with that woman, then admits that he did, Obama saying that Iran poses no threat, then later...
  • Canada tells Syrian opposition it won’t be recognized until it rejects extremism

    12/12/2012 9:08:30 AM PST · by opentalk · 20 replies
    National Post ^ | December 11, 2012 | Kathryn Blaze Carlson and Stewart Bell
    Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird explained Canada’s preconditions for official recognition at a meeting with representatives of the opposition Syrian National Coalition in Morocco on Tuesday,the official said. “He outlined the importance of rejecting extremism,the inclusion of minorities,and the importance of the role of women in a post-Assad era,” said the official,who did not want to be named. On Wednesday,Mr. Baird will publicly spell out those preconditions during an address before the Friends of the Syrian People meeting —a gathering of more than 100 countries in Morocco’s Marrakesh working to bolster legitimate opposition to the Assad regime.
  • Jenni Rivera plane nose-dived at 600 mph, Mexican official says

    12/12/2012 8:58:28 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 106 replies
    abc ^ | Tuesday, December 11, 2012
    The small plane carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera plunged in a nose-dive from more than 28,000 feet and hit the ground at more than 600 mph, Mexico's top transportation official said. Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, Mexico's secretary of communications and transportation, offered a Mexican radio station the first detailed accounts of the moments leading up to the crash that killed Rivera and six other people aboard the Learjet on Sunday. The plane practically nose-dived," Ruiz told Radio Formulate. "The impact must have been terrible." Ruiz said the 43-year-old aircraft hit the ground 1.2 miles from where it began falling and...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,December 12,2012

    12/12/2012 8:47:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 35 replies
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  • Obama's greedy worshipers will cheer ANYTHING he says

    12/12/2012 8:43:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 24 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/12/12 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    At this point it seems like Barack Obama’s worshipers will cheer at anything he says. Imagine him speaking at one of his daily campaign rallies and saying the following. “What we need now is to take a good long look at slavery. We know many folks don’t want a job but that bums the rest of us out. When we bring back slavery everybody will be accounted for. Everybody will have a job and be secure in the knowledge that they are contributing to the greater good of the state. Our slaves would be well feed; have great healthcare and...
  • UK Government Says it Will Legalize Gay Marriage, but Bar Church of England from Involvement

    12/12/2012 8:42:08 AM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/11/12 | AP
    LONDON — The British government announced Tuesday that it will introduce a bill next year legalizing gay marriage — but banning the Church of England from conducting same-sex ceremonies. Equalities minister Maria Miller said the legislation would authorize same-sex civil marriages, as well as religious ceremonies if religions decide to “opt in. “I feel strongly that, if a couple wish to show their love and commitment to each other, the state should not stand in their way,” Miller said. “For me, extending marriage to same-sex couples will strengthen, not weaken, this vital institution.” Some religious groups, such as Quakers and...
  • Van Hollen: Boehner would give in to Obama after he wins reelection to speaker

    12/12/2012 8:41:46 AM PST · by NCjim · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 12, 2012
    A top Democratic leader Wednesday accused House Speaker John Boehner of stringing out "fiscal cliff" negotiations with President Obama until after he wins his speakership reelection, when he would then cave in to Democratic demands to get a deal done without a majority of House Republican support. "I hope he wouldn't avoid the tough decisions simply to take us into January and after his swearing-in, but I've become increasingly worried that that is exactly what's going on," charged Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen. "I would hope that he would put the interests of getting an agreement before House Republican politics,"...
  • Study: Most Catholic Colleges No Longer Require Catholic Theology

    12/12/2012 8:36:55 AM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Catholic colleges that have maintained a strong religious identity also have the strongest core curricula, according to a new study from The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS). The study finds that students at most other U.S. Catholic colleges can avoid the study of Catholic theology altogether. Dr. Kimberly Shankman, dean of Benedictine College and a research fellow for the CNS Center for the Advancement of Catholic Higher Education, finds that Catholic colleges generally devote a larger share of undergraduate requirements to general education than other U.S. colleges. Many also require particular courses for all students instead of offering a menu of...
  • Vatican Official Warns of Mediocrity in American Christianity

    12/12/2012 8:33:23 AM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Vatican City, Dec 11, 2012 / 12:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An official for the Vatican's Latin America commission has warned against a “gray pragmatism and mediocrity” that he believes has infiltrated Christianity in America. Professor Guzman Carriquiry, secretary for the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, made his remarks on Dec. 8, the first day of the International Congress Ecclesial in America taking place at the Vatican's Synod Hall. During his speech, Carriquiry noted a growing tendency among Americans to live the faith with a lack of enthusiasm, lukewarmness and ignorance. “How many Christians today have buried their baptism under a...
  • Top 10 facts proving (2012) election was rigged

    12/12/2012 8:32:34 AM PST · by Perseverando · 81 replies
    WND ^ | December 11, 2012 | Molotov Mitchell
    Exclusive: Molotov Mitchell says 'the computers are taking over!' Molotov Mitchell is president of the award-winning Illuminati Pictures. His specialty is entertainment communications, particularly reaching the "under 40" demographic.
  • Michigan Auto Union Reactions a Harbinger of Things to Come?

    12/12/2012 8:30:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/12/2012 | Neil Snyder
    In the early 1980s, Ford and Chrysler were struggling to make ends meet and Chrysler needed a government bailout to keep going. General Motors' predicament in the 1980s wasn't life threatening so it continued along its merry way without making significant changes. I don't remember which automaker it was, but in the early 1980s one of the Big Three asked its union workers in Michigan to take a pay cut so that it could continue to operate. The unions were told that if they didn't accept a pay cut, the firm would move production to Texas. The unions considered the...
  • Protestant-Catholic Gap Narrows as Census Results Revealed [Northern Ireland]

    12/12/2012 8:29:17 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Belfast Telegraph ^ | 11/12/12 | David Young
    The gap between the proportion of Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland has narrowed, new census figures revealed today. The percentage of Catholics in the population was up to 45 while Protestant representation has fallen to 48% from the 2001 census. The figures were detailed in the 2011 census, the results of which were published by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency today. Almost half the population (48%) designated themselves as British when asked to select one or more of a number of identities, including Northern Irish or Irish. A total of 29% of the overall population included Northern...
  • Union Thugs Assault Steven Crowder in Michigan; Lefties Blame the Victim

    12/12/2012 8:29:14 AM PST · by Qbert · 20 replies
    Patterico.com ^ | 12/12/2012 | Patterico
    A follow-up to JD’s post from this morning. The screenshot actually says it all. Let me translate this for you. Ha! Steven Crowder says he was assaulted! That’s a laugh! Especially when he is provoking “peaceful union people” by talking to them! Video emerges of assault. Um. Er. . . . . HEAVILY EDITED!!!!!!!1!!1!! Talk about adding insult to injury.
  • 12/12/12: Twelve must-know facts about last once-in-a-lifetime date this century

    12/12/2012 8:28:49 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 40 replies
    People pray for peace during 12:12:12, at an event called "Light Meeting" in Tama, west of Tokyo December 12, 2012, marking the last day in this century where the numeral date appear with the same numbers. It’s the century’s last sequential date. For some, it represents luck. For others, it’s a day of romance. For most of us, it’s just another Wednesday. Regardless of your beliefs, 12/12/12 comes along with some rather amusing facts and superstitions.Ballons fly in air as newlywed couples celebrate their mass wedding in conjunction with the date 12.12.12 outside a Chinese temple in Kuala Lumpur on...
  • Skeletons in Cave Reveal Mediterranean Secrets

    12/12/2012 8:25:47 AM PST · by Renfield · 15 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 11-28-2012 | Marcello A. Mannino, et al
    Skeletal remains in an island cave in Favignana, Italy, reveal that modern humans first settled in Sicily around the time of the last ice age and despite living on Mediterranean islands, ate little seafood. The research is published November 28 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Marcello Mannino and colleagues from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany. Genetic analysis of the bones discovered in caves on the Egadi islands provides some of the first mitochondrial DNA data available for early humans from the Mediterranean region, a crucial piece of evidence in ancestry analysis. This analysis reveals...
  • How Much Taxation Would Fund Current Spending?

    12/12/2012 8:24:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/12/2012 | Justin Hohn
    To best understand this spending aspect of the current budget negotiations in Washington, we must answer one crucial question: how much taxation on the top income-earners would be required to fully fund the present level of government spending? To do so, we must first make the unreasonable assumption that the rich will not respond to confiscatory tax rates and hide money from being taxed. This is unreasonable because no scheme of taxation since WW2 has been able to capture more than 21% of GDP. With current spending levels around 23% of GDP, history suggests that no level of taxation we...
  • Eleven Anglican Sisters to be Received into the Catholic Church [UK]

    12/12/2012 8:21:49 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 12/12/12 | Mark Greaves
    Eleven Anglican Sisters will be received into the Catholic Church via the ordinariate, it emerged this week. The Sisters, from the Community of St Mary the Virgin in Wantage, Oxfordshire, will be received into the Church by Mgr Keith Newton, leader of the ordinariate in England and Wales, on New Year’s Day. The group, which ranges in age from 45 to 83, includes the mother superior of the community and a Sister who was once a minister in the Church of England. Three are in their 80s. Next year they will stay for six weeks at a Benedictine convent. After...
  • 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.What’s 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 Michigan’s unions. Proud member of the Michigan Teachers’ Union poses in front of a giant rat…whoops!Somebody spelled Governor SNyder’s name wrong!Thank a teacher. (snip)The pro-union forces gathered in the pre-dawn hours to prepare their chants:"Hey hey,...