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  • Michigan Unions Targeted Obama Enemy: Koch Brothers

    12/13/2012 4:19:33 PM PST · by raptor22 · 38 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | Dece,ber 12, 2012
    Politics: The union mob that tore down that tent outside the Michigan state capitol was aiming at a free-market advocacy group on the president's enemies list promoting right-to-work and other pro-growth measures. In an editorial headlined "Drinking the Kochs' Kool-Aid," the Detroit Free Press, a newspaper in a decaying city with 18.9% unemployment, opined it was pressure from the Koch brothers, David H. and Charles G., who head a Kansas-based conglomerate with 50,000 U.S.-based employees, that moved Michigan Republicans to make the state adopt right-to-work legislation. Randy Richardville, majority leader of the state Senate, and Gov. Rick Snyder may have...
  • McDonald's $8.25 Man and $8.75 Million CEO Shows Pay Gap (The Greedy Rich)

    12/13/2012 4:16:39 PM PST · by Repeat Offender · 16 replies
    Bloomberg via Yahoo ^ | 12 Dec 2012 | Leslie Patton
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  • How Liberals Argue: Obamacare Taxes

    12/13/2012 4:15:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Last night, I joined CNBC's The Kudlow Report to discuss the recent news that 18 Senate Democrats have signed a letter urging the postponement or repeal of Obamacare's destructive medical device tax.  Conservatives have warned for years that the tax would kill jobs and undermine innovation in the field, a conclusion that some Democrats have finally embraced as implementation looms.  The Left has recognized this problem all along, of course, but they needed to squeeze as much on-paper revenue as possible into the Obamacare CBO score back in 2010 in order to attract those final few votes from "fiscally conservative"...
  • Ted Turner, Prodded by CNN, Calls for Nuclear Disarmament; Says “War Is Just About Over With”

    12/13/2012 4:14:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 13, 2012 | 17:01 | Matt Hadro
    CNN founder Ted Turner is well-known for his outlandish liberal views, and CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux teed him up on Thursday to rant against nuclear weapons, call for higher taxes on the wealthy, and announce that “the big, intelligent, well-educated countries have already quit war.” “President Obama, he says in his second term he wants to make climate change and protecting the environment a top priority. What do you think he should do? What should he do first?” Malveaux prodded the liberal Turner. He answered that Obama should do both and “might as well add getting rid of nuclear weapons too,...
  • Michael Moore: 'Things Got Better' When Reagan Voters Died (mega hurl alert!)

    12/13/2012 4:07:08 PM PST · by drewh · 45 replies
    Appearing on Current TV Filmmaker Michael Moore: I'm very optimistic about the future, young people. Adelson and all those people will be gone, just like the people who voted for Reagan, the older generation that really was behind Reagan. You know, if were 55 or 60 years old in 1980, when Reagan ran, you're dead now. They're not alive, they left. And when they left, you know, things got better. Nothing against -- my dad is 91. I love old people, don't get me wrong. But I'm just saying, that the previous generations, which were willing to live under segregation,...
  • Obama’s Asia Team Caught Off Guard, Partying When Rocket Launched

    12/13/2012 4:06:57 PM PST · by kristinn · 26 replies
    Foreign Policy - The Cable ^ | Thursday, December 13, 2012 | Josh Rogin
    The Obama administration's Asia team was caught so off guard by North Korea's Dec. 11 rocket launch, several of them actually had to put down their drinks and suddenly leave a holiday party being held in honor of the Japanese emperor's birthday. Several top U.S. officials dealing with Asia and North Korea from the State Department, the Pentagon, and the National Security Council were relaxing Tuesday night at the Japanese ambassador's Nebraska Avenue residence in Washington when the news came over their blackberries that North Korea had launched another Unha-3 rocket with a "satellite" attached, this time with much more...
  • RJ's NFL Picks: Week Fifteen

    12/13/2012 4:02:03 PM PST · by FL2012 · 4 replies
    BC Magazine ^ | December 11, 2012 | RJ Elliott
    *Thursday, December 13* Cincinnati (7-6) at Philadelphia (4-9) - 8:20 p.m. (Line: Cincinnati by 3.5) Bengals WR A.J. Green is on pace for 97 receptions this season. The Eagles got their first victory since September last week. ---RJ's Pick: Cincinnati by 8 *Sunday, December 16* New York Giants (8-5) at Atlanta (11-2) - 1:00 p.m. (Line: ATLANTA BY 2) A matchup of division-leading teams. The Giants are just a game ahead of both Washington and Dallas in the NFC East. The Falcons have already wrapped up the NFC South, with a five-game lead over second place Tampa Bay. The Giants...
  • Simple sitting test may determine your mortality (bad title...video at source)

    12/13/2012 4:01:00 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12/13/2012
    A simple sitting and standing test can determine your mortality, according to a study published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention. The test screens for musculo-skeletel fitness and is an assessment of your ability to sit and then rise – unaided – from the floor. The study was performed in Brazil by Dr. Claudio Gil Araujo and his team at the Clinimex-Exercise Medicine Clinic in Rio de Janeiro. Araujo and his colleagues looked at more than 2,000 middle-aged men and women in 2002. He followed up with them approximately six years later, or until their date of death. RELATED:...
  • Boehner: “Zero” Chance Obama Would’ve Given Bush Unlimited Borrowing Power

    12/13/2012 4:01:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 13, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said there was “zero” chance that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and then-Sen. Barack Obama would have supported giving President George W. Bush the power to unilaterally raise the debt ceiling, as they propose giving the chief executive today. … “Do you think that Senator Reid or then-Senator Obama would have ever given to President George W. Bush the unlimited ability to raise the debt limit?” Boehner said. “They’re talking about doing it now,” a reporter replied. “I know they’re talking about doing it now,” Boehner said, jokingly. “Do you think there’s any chance...
  • Are 'Fiscal Cliff' Conversations Going Anywhere?

    12/13/2012 3:57:29 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 4 replies
    NPR ^ | 12-11-12
    MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: ...By now you have heard about - you might in fact be tired of hearing about that so-called fiscal cliff. That's the package of automatic spending cuts and tax rate hikes that will go into effect if Congress and the White House can't agree on a plan to reduce the deficit by the end of the year. The speaker and the president of the United States met over the weekend to talk privately, but there's been a lot of public debate about it too, on the public affairs shows and in press conferences, and even some campaigning....
  • Cal Thomas: A society without entitlements

    12/13/2012 3:54:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 12, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    SINGAPORE -- While the U.S. unemployment rate "dropped" to 7.7 percent last month -- a figure even the Washington Post acknowledged was due "in large part because the labor force fell by 350,000" -- here in this modern and prosperous city-state of slightly more than 5 million people, unemployment is practically nonexistent at 1.9 percent. In part, this is due to a work ethic that seems to be in the genes here. But there is something else at work that should astound Washington politicians struggling with expensive "entitlement" programs and with those who receive them. The Economist wrote about it...
  • This Graph Says it All: “Spending is the Problem”

    12/13/2012 3:53:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    Anyone who believes that the president’s proposed tax hikes on “the rich” will save our country from insolvency is grossly mistaken, and should begin to educate themselves by examining the graph below. Whoa: This isn’t the least bit surprising, of course. We’ve seen this coming for a very long time. Barring major cuts to entitlement spending the country will go bankrupt. It’s not a possibility -- it’s an absolute certainty. Which is why I find all the “negotiations” surrounding raising taxes on “the rich” so reprehensible. The revenue generated from such a proposal -- as the graph above demonstrates --...
  • Scientists Find Mega-Oil Field ... 1,300 Light Years Away

    12/13/2012 3:48:44 PM PST · by george76 · 53 replies
    Oil price. ^ | 06 December 2012 | James Burgess
    Have our wishes been answered? Scientists have found an oil field which contains 200 times more hydrocarbons than there is water on the whole of the Earth. Time to wave peak oil goodbye forever … but before you do I should probably inform you of the tiny hiccup in any plan to develop this oil field. It is around 1,300 light years away. The scientists work at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, and using the 30m-telescope of the Institute for Radio Astronomy they discovered a vast cloud of hydrocarbons within the Horse Head Nebula galaxy in the Orion constellation.
  • Gun Rights Find a New Home (Illinois)

    12/13/2012 3:45:12 PM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies
    Reason ^ | Dec. 13, 2012 | Steve Chapman
    A federal appeals court rules Illinois cannot maintain its flat ban on concealed-carry. There are certain constants to life in Illinois. Abraham Lincoln has always been revered. The Cubs always find a way to lose. Lake Michigan never goes dry. Letting citizens carrying concealed firearms is out of the question. But one of those is no longer true. Tuesday, a federal appeals court said the state cannot maintain its flat ban on concealed-carry—a policy that makes it unique among the 50 states. In 2008, the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to have and use...
  • Reid Laughs at Prospect of Bringing GOP Bills Up for Votes in Senate

    12/13/2012 3:44:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 13, 2012 | Matt Cover
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) complained that House Republicans are refusing to bring some Senate-passed legislation to the floor—but dismissed the question of when he might bring many House-passed measures up for a Senate vote. “I can give you a long list of things we haven’t done,” Reid said at his weekly press conference when CNSNews.com asked if he would ever bring languished GOP bills up for a vote. … Reid, as majority leader in the Senate, controls the floor schedule—deciding which bills will come to the floor and when. When asked again if he might bring any of...
  • ESPN panelist Rob Parker: Robert Griffin III is a ‘cornball brother’...he’s not one of us’

    12/13/2012 3:37:43 PM PST · by slumber1 · 20 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 12/13/12 | Josh Friemel
    <p>These were all topics an edition of ESPN’s “First Take” that concerned former Baylor QB and Washington Redskins star Robert Griffin III.</p> <p>When asked about what RG3 had to say about being an African American quarterback, ESPN panelist Rob Parker, an African American himself, (Twitter handle @RobParkerESPN) had this to say. Transcriptions came from Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post.</p>
  • Virginia Moves to Make Card-Check Unconstitutional

    12/13/2012 3:37:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 13, 2012 | Matt Cover
    Virginia is moving towards making card-check—the controversial union proposal to replace secret-ballot elections with simple card-signing petitions—unconstitutional in the state. The effort is led by State Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) who said that “no citizen” should be denied the ability to vote by secret ballot. …
  • DOE: School Suspensions of Boys, Blacks, Disabled May Violate Civil Rights Laws

    12/13/2012 3:24:45 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 33 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/13/2012
    “Students of color, students with disabilities and male students” are suspended at a disproportionate rate to their peers, in “potential violation of civil rights laws,” an official from the U.S. Department of Education said at a congressional hearing Wednesday on the so-called school-to-prison pipeline. “We are alarmed by the disparities in disciplinary sanctions, particularly for students of color, students with disabilities, and male students,” said Deborah Delisle, assistant secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education at the Education Department. In written testimony, Delisle said such disparities are a “potential violation of civil rights laws.” “When African-American students are...
  • Female Border Police Officer Foils Terror Attack Near Hevron

    12/13/2012 3:24:06 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/12/12 | Elad Benari
    A 17-year-old Palestinian Authority Arab teenager was shot and killed on Wednesday evening after pulling a gun on Border Police officers near Hevron. The incident occurred at approximately 8:00 p.m. local time, when the teenage boy arrived at a Border Police position located the on the road connecting between Kiryat Arba and the Cave of the Patriarchs. As he approached of the officers, he was asked, as is usual procedure, to produce an ID card. As one of the officers was inspecting the ID card, the boy began to beat him with his fists, knocked him down and pulled out...
  • Boulder Smashes into Poway Home

    12/13/2012 3:22:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 | Lauren Steussy, Brandi Powell, Artie Ojeda and Becky Stickney
    Rock missed home's propane tank by 12 feetA large boulder rolled into a Poway house Thursday morning, crashing into the home's garage and crushing multiple pipes along the way, fire authorities said. Authorities were called to the home in the 13700 block of Vian Road after a six-by-six-foot rock rolled down a hill, ripping through a tree before coming to a stop inside the home's garage. Resident JeNielle Rose-Gendelman has lived in the home for 54 years and was in the room next to the garage when she heard the loud crash. "I went into the garage and I saw...