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  • Brian Edwards and Tom Privitere Sue After Engagement Pic Used in Colorado Hate Mailer

    12/12/2012 9:25:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Denver Westword ^ | Wed., Dec. 12 2012 | Michael Roberts
    In this year's campaign, Senator Jean White and state House candidate Jeffrey Hare, both Republicans, were attacked via mailers featuring a gay couple kissing and slogans suggesting that the image represented their version of family values. Turns out that the couple in question, Brian Edwards and Tom Privitere, weren't asked if their photo could be used in this way -- and now, they and the photographer who snapped the pic are suing the outfit that used it. Details and the images in question below. Here's the original photo, as captured by photographer Kristina Hill to mark Edwards and Privitere's engagement....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-13-12, M, St. Lucy, Virgin and Martyr

    12/12/2012 9:15:55 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-13--12 | Revised New American Bible
    December 13, 2012   Memorial of Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr   Reading 1 Is 41:13-20 I am the LORD, your God,who grasp your right hand;It is I who say to you, "Fear not,I will help you."Fear not, O worm Jacob,O maggot Israel;I will help you, says the LORD;your redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.I will make of you a threshing sledge,sharp, new, and double-edged,To thresh the mountains and crush them,to make the hills like chaff.When you winnow them, the wind shall carry them offand the storm shall scatter them.But you shall rejoice in the LORD,and glory in the...
  • Agenda 21 Radio Live Thread Wed. 12/12/12 (9-10 PM PT)

    12/12/2012 9:08:06 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 1 replies
    Agenda21Radio.com ^ | 12/12/12 | Paul Preston
    Agenda21Radio, hosted by Paul Preston and Chriss Street, airs Monday thru Friday from 9 to 10 PM Pacific Time on 1410AM Marysville, CA and is simulcast on MySYTV.com
  • Michael Moore: Big Fat Union Hypocrite

    12/12/2012 9:06:25 PM PST · by doug from upland · 25 replies
    chicago now ^ | 12-2012 (orig March 2011) | warren todd huston
    With the spotlight on Wisconsin's union thugs rampaging across the state, one wonders why it took propaganda filmmaker Michael Moore so long to put himself in front of the news cameras to take some of their publicity for himself. But this weekend, Moore finally glommed onto the cameras making himself out to be a great supporter of the union's efforts in the Badger State. Once again, though, Moore proves to be a hypocrite. It was Moore, after all, that excluded using union workers in one of his recent films. Some supporter of unions! Filmmaker Moore attend a recent Wisconsin pro-union...
  • In cautionary move, Europe centralizes bank oversight

    12/12/2012 8:57:37 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 5 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/12/12 | staff
    European Union finance ministers reached an agreement early Thursday to create a single supervisor for their banks - one of the most significant transfers of authority from national governments to regional authorities since the creation of the euro currency. Under the deal, banks with more than $39 billion in assets supervised or those that represent a significant proportion of their national economies will be placed under the oversight of the European Central Bank. The deal gives the ECB broad powers, including the ability to grant and withdraw banking licenses, investigate institutions, and financially sanction banks that don't follow the rules.
  • Vanity: Need some technical help (Facebook Fan Pages)

    12/12/2012 8:55:30 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 6 replies
    I'm trying to add a facebook fan page feed to my website. You can go here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like-box/ And paste the URL of the site in the box and it'll give you a preview. Most Facebook Fan pages work great. But mine refuses to show the activity stream. It's just a blank white box. I've read something about facebook migrating fan pages so the like box will work. But it's mostly over my head. I know HTML but not very much beyond that. If anyone can help that would be great please! Thanks!
  • Monopoly Comes to Lagos, Nigeria's Biggest City

    12/12/2012 8:51:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Nigeria's largest city of Lagos is no boardwalk, but now Monopoly is taking inspiration from the city's sprawling chaos. Officials unveiled a Lagos-themed Monopoly board game Tuesday in the city. Officials walked past a massive display of the new board game on the floor at Lagos' City Hall on Lagos Island, showing the familiar spaces with their new themed names.
  • Looking for "Pajama Patrol Badges" or who ever made them about 2004. Any Help ?

    12/12/2012 8:31:52 PM PST · by jongaltsr · 39 replies
    Looking for "Pajama Patrol Badges" or who ever made them about 2004. Any Help you can give me I would appreciate it. Thanks
  • Avon Announces 1,500 Layoffs

    12/12/2012 8:19:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | December 12, 2012 | Rich Smith
    Avon Products on Tuesday announced plans to lay off 1,500 workers globally. That's about 3.7 percent of its work force. The layoffs, which Avon described as part of a previously announced initiative to cut $400 million in annual costs by the end of 2015, are expected to initially cost the company money. In conjunction with moves to exit the South Korea and Vietnam markets, Avon says it will be taking $50 million to $60 million in pre-tax charges in Q4 2012, followed by an additional $30 million in charges as the changes progress. However, Avon believes it will see immediate...
  • 14 Year Olds Kill Philly Mom Who Tells Them To Get A Job When They Ask For A Cigarette

    12/12/2012 8:12:37 PM PST · by chessplayer · 51 replies
    WTAE:: BEAVER FALLS, Pa. — Two 14-year-old boys are wanted in the senseless killing of a young mother who had words with them as they harassed her boyfriend walking down the street on Saturday afternoon. Two 14-year-olds are wanted for the death of a 22-year-old woman who had words for them as they harassed her boyfriend. Kayla Peterson's boyfriend, Bill Bailey, said the situation began when he walked out of J's News at about 3:15 p.m. "My friend came in and got cigarettes, and three young kids followed him. They kept following him and asking him for a cigarette," said...
  • South Florida Couple Welcomes Baby Born at 12:12 on 12-12-12

    12/12/2012 8:11:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 | Gilma Avalos and Juan Ortega
    Diana Mneimneh and Wael Tamim welcomed their baby boy on Wednesday, born at a special timeBaby Rami's parents will have no trouble remembering his birthday: His first cries were heard at 12:12 p.m. on 12-12-12. "At 11:45, I just felt like it's time,” said Diana Mneimneh, his proud mother recalling the moments before giving birth Wednesday at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale. “So I said, 'Call the doctor. It’s time.'” Rami's father, Wael Tamim, is a cardiac surgeon at Holy Cross, too. He was lucky enough to have been present for the birth. "It’s just unbelievable that we came...
  • Adam Sandler Pays Hilarious Tribute To New Yorkers With “Sandy, Screw Ya!” Song At 12-12-12 Concert

    12/12/2012 8:08:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/12/12 | Andrew Kirell
    During a special cameo appearance at the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief, comedian Adam Sandler paid tribute to the resilience of the NY/NJ metropolitan residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. Set to the tune of Leonard Cohen‘s oft-covered classic “Hallelujah,” Sandler and David Letterman‘s long-time sidekick Paul Shaffer performed a parody titled “Sandy, Screw Ya!” Name-dropping every famous New Yorker under the sun from Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Alex Rodriguez to Donald Trump‘s combover, the lyrics were as follows: “The terror of the hurricane / The unforgiving wind and rain / New York, the world held its breath as the storm...
  • Wisconsin: Walker says he won't pursue 'right-to-work' legislation

    12/12/2012 8:06:10 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 33 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-12-12 | ap
    Walker was asked Wednesday about whether he would push to make Wisconsin a right-to-work state on the heels after his proposal in 2011 that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers. Walker said that introducing a right-to-work bill could lead to massive protests like what happened last year over the collective bargaining bill. He said those protests and the recall elections that followed created uncertainty for job creators. Walker said, "The last thing I want to do is create the sense of uncertainty out there." Walker stopped short of saying he would veto a right-to-work bill should it pass.
  • Bret Baier’s 5-year-old son Paul undergoing 7th angioplasty; Prayers pour in on Twitter;

    12/12/2012 8:04:18 PM PST · by RedMDer · 14 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 12, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Bret Baier: Our brave 5yr old soldier-Paul-after 2 open heart surgeries is heading into his 7th angioplasty this am-at @childrenshealth-an amazing place... Update: Baier thankful, posts pic of Paul
  • ‘Free stuff’ really isn’t free. It’s rationed... Scum Housing in Amsterdam'

    12/12/2012 8:02:38 PM PST · by virgil283 · 2 replies
    " Entitlements attract dependents until the point where government can’t afford it any more. Then the system breaks down. Take Amsterdam which is creating shipping container ‘villages’ to house its riff-Raff. Years of tolerance attracted them like flies. First there was an effort to clean up the red-light district in Amsterdam. Then came new laws regulating who could frequent “coffee shops” in the city and elsewhere in Holland for a joint. Now, the Dutch capital is introducing a plan to punish bad behavior by sending chronic neighborhood bullies and vandals out of the city center for a punitive stay in...
  • The Tea Party Speaks: 160K Petitions (and Counting) Saying No New Taxes!

    12/12/2012 7:59:54 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 1 replies
    TPNN - TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | December 12, 2012 | Jennifer Burke
    The group presented the over 160,000 petitions demanding that they will not be pitted against one another in Obama’s class warfare game. They also demand that Speaker John Boehner and the GOP not cave into Obama’s desire to raise more revenue by raising taxes. Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky was the opening speaker and summed it all up at the beginning of his remarks...
  • 'I kill white people': Dozens of racial slurs... Quentin Tarantino film criticized as excessive

    12/12/2012 7:36:10 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec. 12, 2012 | Meghan Keneally
    Django Unchained set in pre-Civil War Texas and pits a former slave against his tormentors when he becomes a bounty hunter Early reviews of the film claim the n-word is used frequently by black and white characters, but the level of violence is even more disturbing Not the first time that Tarantino has gotten in trouble for use of racial slur In his 1997 film Jackie Brown, the n-word was used 38 times
  • Fed Bond-Buying Bonanza: $85 Billion a Month Until Unemployment Hits 6.5%

    12/12/2012 7:34:41 PM PST · by chessplayer · 50 replies
    In an unprecedented and surprising move, the Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday that it will keep interest rates near zero and will purchase $85 billion in bonds every month until unemployment falls from its present 7.7% to 6.5%. The new plan will maintain the $40 billion a month of mortgage-backed bond buying it began in September while adding another $45 billion in Treasuries. Where will the cash to bankroll the $85 billion-a-month bond-buying binge come from? The Fed plans to expand it's $2.8 billion balance sheet. The new round of so-called “stimulus” is meant to replace the soon to expire...
  • California’s Pampered Public Employees

    "How bad is California’s public employee compensation problem? If nurses collecting $1 million in overtime pay and highway patrol officers making $500,000 are any indication, “bad” doesn’t cover the half of it.....'accumulated vacation time that allowed one employee to collect $609,000 at retirement in 2011'....Increasing pay for prison guards and psychiatrists who deal with the mentally ill seems like a cause worthy of our sympathy and support, but politicians are more likely responding to the threat that union leaders could muscle them out of office if they don’t keep the funds flowing.".....
  • Former congressman pepper-sprayed, Fox News contributor punched

    12/12/2012 7:23:02 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 11, 2012 | Rachel Weiner
    Former Rep. Mark Schauer (D-Mich.) was hit with pepper spray while protesting “right to work” legislation outside the Michigan state capitol on Wednesday. “I immediately began to retreat and began to cover my eyes and my mouth,” he told the Battle Creek Enquirer. “It was not good.” Meanwhile, Fox News contributor Steven Crowder was punched repeatedly in an altercation with one protester. Schauer served one term; he beat Rep. Tim Walberg (R) in 2008 only to lose to the former congressman two years later. Tear gas was sprayed at least once, according to the Detroit Free Press. At least two...
  • Civil Service OKs layoffs at Mandeville hospital (350 positions)

    12/12/2012 7:22:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Advocate ^ | December 12, 2012 | Marsha Shuler
    The state Civil Service Commission on Wednesday narrowly approved the layoff of about 350 state employees of the Southeast Louisiana Hospital in Mandeville. The commission gave the go-ahead on a 4-3 vote with commission chairman David Duplantier breaking a tie on the seven member panel. The state Department of Health and Hospitals is making the moves at the mental health hospital as part of budget cuts that came after Congress reduced federal Medicaid funding support to Louisiana. Some of Southeast’s patients have been transferred to two other state hospitals in Jackson and Pineville. The commission action was required because the...
  • A SECOND WAVE: TEA PARTY LEADER SAYS 'YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET'

    12/12/2012 7:16:47 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 32 replies
    BREITBART ^ | December 12, 2012 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Todd Cefaratti, the president of TheTeaParty.net, has a message for Republicans and Democrats alike: “This is just the beginning. If you think the tea party’s dead, you ain’t seen nothing yet.” At a press conference inside the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday afternoon, Cefarratti’s organization and several House Republicans joined with Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul to decry House GOP leadership considering capitulating to Democratic efforts to raise taxes during the fiscal cliff negotiations.
  • Harry Belafonte Encourages Obama to Imprison Advocates of Entitlement Reform

    12/12/2012 7:16:22 PM PST · by massmike · 46 replies
    moonbattery.com ^ | 12/12/12 | Dave Blount
    Communist AARP Impact Award winner Harry Belafonte offers some friendly advice to his ideological compadre, Barack Hussein Obama, on what to do about those who think we should rein in entitlement spending before it inevitably causes total economic collapse: “Work like a Third World dictator and just put all these guys in jail.” We’re not there yet, but we soon will be. The media has managed to put the likes of Belafonte in charge of our country. If they are allowed much longer to consolidate their power, there will be no turning back.
  • Replacing Speaker Boehner - Here's how and why it has to be done.

    12/12/2012 7:07:59 PM PST · by neverdem · 50 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 12.12.12 | PETER FERRARA
    John Boehner is a good man in a hard place. He has served in public office as a lifelong conservative, not a RINO. His position on the Obama tax increases has been better than almost any other Republican who has been speaking out lately, given the Obama/Democrat election victories -- close loopholes and deductions for $800 billion in new revenue over a decade, but no increases in rates. But face it. Boehner is no match for Obama on the national stage. He cannot press the economic arguments articulately. He does not have a compelling personality. Obama is running circles around...
  • Have You Ever Used Seafoam Engine Treatment?

    12/12/2012 7:03:46 PM PST · by Randy Larsen · 63 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12/12/12 | Randy Larsen
    I just heard of this product and wonder if it works.
  • Top 8 union jobs: Last year 12% of U.S. workers were union members...

    12/12/2012 7:03:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CNN Money ^ | December 12, 2012 | Annalyn Kurtz
    Union membership had declined dramatically in the private sector over the last 30 years, but not in government. Workers at all levels of the public sector -- state, local and federal -- are heavily unionized. About 37% were union members in 2011. That's the same as in 1983, when the Department of Labor started tracking government union membership. At the local level, these workers make a median of $973 a week, roughly $230 more than their non-union counterparts. They include millions of public sector teachers, police officers and firefighters, in addition to local administrators and bureaucrats. The pay gap is...
  • "NBC Medical Editor Denounces 'Religion Part' of Christmas That 'Mucks the Whole Thing Up"

    12/12/2012 7:00:27 PM PST · by mkmensinger · 57 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Kyle Drennen
    "I don't like the religion part. I think religion is what mucks the whole thing up....I think that's what makes the holidays so stressful."
  • NJ teen wants Easy-Bake Oven to appeal to boys (barphalert)

    12/12/2012 6:58:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 82 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 7, 2012 3:36 PM ET | Michelle R. Smith
    Four-year-old Gavyn Boscio loves to cook and asked for an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas. But when his big sister went to buy one, she discovered to her disappointment that it comes only in girly pink and purple, with girls—and only girls—on the box and in the commercials. So the eighth-grader from Garfield, N.J., started an online petition asking Pawtucket, R.I.-based Hasbro to make the toy ovens in gender-neutral colors and feature boys on the package. By Friday, 13-year-old McKenna Pope’s petition had garnered more than 30,000 signatures in a little more than a week. And celebrity chef Bobby Flay, who...
  • U.S. Increases Aid to Syria, Now Totals $210 Million

    12/12/2012 6:39:50 PM PST · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 12, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    The State Department announced today that it had increased aid to help with humanitarian situation in Syria. Today's announcement stated that an additional $14 million of aid would be given, pushing the grand total of aid to Syria to $210 million. "Today, Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns announced the United States is providing nearly $14 million in additional humanitarian aid that will provide nutrition support for children, as well as additional emergency medical and winterization supplies to families in need inside Syria," the State Department spokesman said in a statement.
  • Vanity: 12.12.12 Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert

    12/12/2012 6:17:34 PM PST · by goodwithagun · 93 replies
    I'm curious about this 12.12.12 relief concert. Why do they need financial support from private citizens? New York and New Jersey voted for a candidate that promised big government is the solution to their problems. Has the government not provided for all their needs after the hurricane destruction?
  • The Folly of Scientism

    12/12/2012 6:07:02 PM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies
    The New Atlantis ^ | Fall 2012 | Austin L. Hughes
    When I decided on a scientific career, one of the things that appealed to me about science was the modesty of its practitioners. The typical scientist seemed to be a person who knew one small corner of the natural world and knew it very well, better than most other human beings living and better even than most who had ever lived. But outside of their circumscribed areas of expertise, scientists would hesitate to express an authoritative opinion. This attitude was attractive precisely because it stood in sharp contrast to the arrogance of the philosophers of the positivist tradition, who claimed...
  • Biloxi [MS] woman's sentence in feral cats case draws national attention

    12/12/2012 6:06:50 PM PST · by WXRGina · 52 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | December 12, 2012 | Robin Fitzgerald
    A Biloxi Community Court judge has sentenced a 78-year-old woman to 100 hours of community service for the hoarding of cats in a case believed to be unprecedented. Dawn Summers, a 50-year resident of the Glendale Heights subdivision, thought she was already performing a community service. She's the manager of a feral cat colony. In cooperation with a city-sanctioned program of the Humane Society of South Mississippi, she feeds cats that have been trapped, examined, spayed or neutered, vaccinated and released to live outdoors without fear of euthanasia. She said she's fed as many as 27. Her sentencing drew criticism...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 13 December 2012

    12/12/2012 6:03:44 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 71 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ BOAT MANEUVERS Coast Guard crewmen conduct tactical boat maneuvers during an exercise in San Pedro, Calif., July 31, 2012. The exercise tested the unit's ability to protect a ship docked at a pier as well as under way, using four Coast Guard small boats. The crewmen are assigned to the Maritime Safety and Security Team Los Angeles/Long Beach. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the...
  • Gunman, victims identified in Clackamas mall shooting(OR)

    12/12/2012 6:03:00 PM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    kptv.com ^ | 12 December, 2012 | Staff
    CLACKAMAS, OR (KPTV) - A 22-year-old man from southeast Portland parked his car outside Macy's, rushed into the Clackamas Town Center mall food court and opened fire, killing two people Tuesday, investigators said. Jacob Roberts' AR-15 rifle then jammed, but he was able to get the gun working again. He shot and killed himself, sheriff's deputies said. Steve Forsyth, of West Linn, and Cindy Yuille, of northeast Portland, were killed by Roberts, authorities said. A third shooting victim, Kristina Shevchenko, survived and is being treated at Oregon Health & Science University hospital. Deputies said Roberts stole the rifle used...
  • Reward: $2,200 for information leading to arrest of Steven Crowder assaulter (now 7K)

    12/12/2012 6:02:45 PM PST · by doug from upland · 39 replies
    twitchy ^ | 12-2012
    Posted at 4:00 pm on December 11, 2012 by Twitchy Staff | View Comments Dana Loesch ✔ @DLoesch An Anonymous Donor is offering $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the thug who assaulted @scrowder . #dlrs 11 Dec 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Conservative radio talk show host Dana Loesch announced on her show that an anonymous donor is offering $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the union thug who assaulted Steven Crowder in Michigan on Tuesday. Dana Loesch ✔ @DLoesch Now ppl are contacting my show offering monetary awards for information leading to the arrest of...
  • Time for New Car Golf TDI? Freeper Input Appreciated!

    12/12/2012 6:02:23 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 100 replies
    12.12.12 | Chickensoup
    Time for another motor in the house. Last vehicle I bought I ran by the Freeper Auto-Guys and it worked great. Time for a different kind of transportation. Looking at a new two or four door Golf TDI in Red with manual transmission. No sunroof, no nav package. Test drove it twice and like the manual transmission. Dealer giving 300K warranty with serviceing Q10K at dealership. Your thoughts.
  • Dick Butkus: If NFL Bans Kickoffs ‘You’re Taking Away One of the Most Exciting Parts of Game’

    12/12/2012 6:00:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 12, 2012 | Matt Cover
    NFL legend Dick Butkus on Wednesday did not express enthusiasm for the idea of banning kickoffs from professional football, but he did not totally reject the proposal either. CNSNews.com asked him what he thought of it. “Well, it’s just the sign of the times,” said Butkus. “I guess the game is really changing. If they have statistics, which they claim they do, that a lot of concussions happen on the kickoff—I mean, you’re taking away one of the most exciting parts of the game,” Butkus told CNSNews.com in an interview Wednesday. … “They claim that, what, 30 percent of the...
  • (CT)DEEP facing both federal and state budget cuts

    12/12/2012 6:00:01 PM PST · by matt04 · 6 replies
    Facing potentially dramatic budget cuts on two fronts, Connecticut's commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says the agency will need to remake its business model to continue to do its job. In a particularly sobering presentation to an annual gathering of environmental advocates, Daniel Esty made it clear that the pain from a series of expected state budget cuts would be exacerbated by anticipated federal ones -- money that the department has relied heavily on for many years. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget rescissions last month have already stripped nearly $1.5 million from DEEP's budget and more...
  • Hero Marine who saved comrades by falling on grenade will NOT get post- humous Medal of Honor -

    12/12/2012 5:59:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/12/12 | Beth Stebner
    A Marine who was killed after his unconscious body fell on a live grenade during the Iraq War will not receive a posthumous Medal of Honor, it was revealed today. Sgt Rafael Peralta was 25 years old when he fell on the grenade in Fallouja, Iraq in 2004. Though he perished, his body shielded other American soldiers and saved the lives of other Marines. The Pentagon told Rep. Duncan Hunter it supports the decision of former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who honored Sgt. Rafael Peralta with the Navy Cross instead of the military´s highest honor.
  • Rep. Jim Moran’s Son’s Girlfriend Blames Broken High Heel for Injuries

    12/12/2012 5:59:41 PM PST · by kristinn · 20 replies
    Washington City Paper ^ | Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Will Sommer
    SNIP "Pat and I were arguing, one of my high heels gave out, and I fell into the side of a trashcan," Moran's office quotes her saying. "On impact, I fractured my nose." She calls the police report that says a police officer saw Moran slam her head into a trashcan outside Columbia Heights bar The Getaway "inaccurate." Moran was arrested after the incident on felony domestic assault charges, before pleading guilty today to assault and receiving probation. SNIP
  • Following Portland shooting, gun advocate wants to open carry at mall(OK)

    12/12/2012 5:57:03 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    fox23.com ^ | 12 December, 2012 | Sharon Phillips
    We now know the name of the masked man dressed in camouflage that opened fire in a shopping mall near Portland, Oregon. Police say Jacob Tyler Roberts was armed with a stolen semi-automatic weapon when he stormed the mall on Tuesday. FOX23 did some checking and neither Woodland Hills Mall or the Promenade allows open carry holders to bring their guns inside. Tulsa police say it’s a good thing it would allow them to pinpoint who a shooter is if this were ever to happen here. However, local gun advocates say it puts them more in danger. Kirby Ellis is...
  • Chaffetz: State Dept Hiding Benghazi Survivors

    12/12/2012 5:54:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/12/12 | Kerry Picket
    Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R- UT) told Breitbart News on Wednesday that he has been “thwarted” by the State Department from seeing any Americans who survived the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi. Many people forget that there were Americans who survived the Benghazi attack, some of whom were badly injured and are still recovering. “My understanding is that we still have some people in the hospital. I’d like to visit with them and wish them nothing but the best but the State Department has seen it unfit for me to know who those people are—or even how...
  • Chaffetz: State Dept. Hiding Benghazi Survivors

    12/12/2012 5:52:46 PM PST · by kristinn · 6 replies
    Breitbart Big Peace ^ | Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Kerry Picket
    Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R- UT) told Breitbart News on Wednesday that he has been “thwarted” by the State Department from seeing any Americans who survived the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi. Many people forget that there were Americans who survived the Benghazi attack, some of whom were badly injured and are still recovering. “My understanding is that we still have some people in the hospital. I’d like to visit with them and wish them nothing but the best but the State Department has seen it unfit for me to know who those people are—or even how...
  • PA Releases New Logo for 48th Anniversary of PLO

    12/12/2012 5:50:52 PM PST · by Lera · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva news brief ^ | 12/12/2012 | Arutz Sheva news brief
    The Palestinian Authority has released a special logo for the 48th anniversary of the Palestine Liberation Organization. The logo features a white dove, the Dome of the Rock, and a black-and-white checkered keffiyah in the shape of the current borders of the State of Israel.
  • Lindsey Graham: Obama Needs to “Man Up” on Entitlement Reform

    12/12/2012 5:50:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 05:09 PM | Jim Meyers and John Bachman
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, a member of the Budget Committee, tells Newsmax he will refuse to approve an increase in the debt ceiling unless a deal is reached on major entitlement reform—and he is convinced House Speaker John Boehner will refuse as well. The South Carolina Republican also says President Obama should “man up” and create a lasting legacy by saving Medicare and Social Security with those reforms. And he insists defense spending should not suffer significant new cuts because “there is no Social Security without national security.” …
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 12-12-12

    12/12/2012 5:50:04 PM PST · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 12-12-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Bernanke: Fed’s ability to support U.S. economy is limited

    12/12/2012 5:45:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:15pm EST | Alister Bull
    There are limits to how much aid the Federal Reserve can provide to the U.S. economy, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke warned on Wednesday as he urged politicians to tackle a year-end fiscal cliff that could derail the country’s gradual recovery. … The U.S. central bank announced it would keep buying $85 billion of Treasury and mortgage-backed bonds a month until it saw a substantial improvement in the outlook for the labor market. Its balance sheet would increase to almost $4 trillion by the end of next year if it kept up that pace of purchases. … Critics of the central...
  • Ex-Democrat Lieberman to leave U.S. Senate; calls for bipartisanship

    12/12/2012 5:39:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:31pm EST | Patricia Zengerle
    Former Democrat Joe Lieberman used his last speech on the U.S. Senate floor on Wednesday to call for bipartisanship and get in a last dig over the controversial result of the 2000 election, when he was the Democratic vice presidential nominee. Lieberman, 70, announced in January 2011 that he would retire when his fourth term ends next month rather than seek re-election. He reflected on his career in remarks that lasted for about 20 minutes, recounting landmarks in his career and changes in society since he became a U.S. senator in January 1989. “When I started here in the Senate,...
  • Need help deciding on a Christmas gift (gun) for my son

    12/12/2012 5:38:05 PM PST · by RightFighter · 112 replies
    Vanity | 12/12/2012 | RightFighter
    I'm looking for a recommendation for a gun for my son for Christmas. Just to lay out the basics - he just turned 15 and is about 6'3" and weighs 235. Yes, he plays high school football. His mother and I have been divorced for many years, and she absolutely forbids him to have anything to do with guns in or near her home. His cousin recently received a .22 pistol, and my son's mom wouldn't let him hold it. I don't know whether she knows (but I assume she does) that he has shot my HK .40 USP along...
  • HURRICANE SANDY BENEFIT CONCERT AIMS FOR 2 BILLION VIEWERS WORLDWIDE

    12/12/2012 5:28:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/12/2012
    The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, The Who, Roger Waters, Billy Joel, Eric Clapton, Kanye West and many other artists will perform at the benefit to the Robin Hood Relief Fund and victims of Hurricane Sandy. The broadcast will be accessible by an estimated 2 billion people worldwide, according to the concert's website http://www.121212concert.org. U.S. television viewers will have a difficult time missing the event. The broadcast will be carried on 34 channels, from AMC to VH1 Classic. Even pay channels HBO and Showtime 2 and the newsy Bloomberg will carry the...