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  • Iraq War Veteran Celebrates End of 2,012 Mile Walk

    12/18/2012 9:32:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 Dec 2012
    Major Phil Packer MBE, who was injured in a rocket attack in Iraq in 2008, has crossed the finishing line of his 2,012 mile charity walk in Canary Wharf, London.Major Phil Packer MBE, a former soldier who was told he would never walk again after a rocket attack in Iraq in 2008, has completed his 2,012 mile walk to raise money to build a Centre for Inspiration to help youngsters facing adversity. It is the latest of a series of challenges that the former soldier has undertaken since 2008, including parachuting with the Red Devils and rowing the English Channel.
  • Nuland: Israeli Construction is 'Provocative'

    12/18/2012 9:30:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 12/19/12 | Elad Benari
    For the second day in a row, the Obama adminstration criticized Israel on Tuesday for its decision to build new housing units in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo, often wrongly described by anti-Israeli media as an "illegal settlement in east Jerusalem". “We are deeply disappointed that Israel insists on continuing this pattern of provocative action,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters. “These repeated announcements and plans of new construction run counter to the cause of peace. "Israel’s leaders continually say that they support a path towards a two-state solution, yet these actions only put that goal further...
  • The Bribery Aisle: How Wal-Mart Got Its Way in Mexico (Schadenfreude Never Sounded So Ecstatic)

    12/18/2012 9:15:19 PM PST · by lbryce · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 17, 2012 | DAVID BARSTOW and ALEJANDRA XANIC von BERTRAB
    Wal-Mart de Mexico was an aggressive and creative corrupter, offering large payoffs to get what the law otherwise prohibited, an examination by The New York Times found. AN JUAN TEOTIHUACÁN, Mexico — Wal-Mart longed to build in Elda Pineda’s alfalfa field. It was an ideal location, just off this town’s bustling main entrance and barely a mile from its ancient pyramids, which draw tourists from around the world. With its usual precision, Wal-Mart calculated it would attract 250 customers an hour if only it could put a store in Mrs. Pineda’s field. One major obstacle stood in Wal-Mart’s way. After...
  • Liberty Medical Supplies layoffs: 250 Port St. Lucie employees to lose their jobs(200 in VA, too)

    12/18/2012 9:13:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WPTV-TV ^ | December 18, 2012 | Eric Pfahler
    PORT ST. LUCIE — Liberty Medical Supplies announced Tuesday plans in two months to lay off 250 employees from its Port St. Lucie location after the company's new owners opted to exit the Medicare fee-for-service business in early 2013. Employees will be given severance packages depending on their positions, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Frank Harvey said. Some of the company's outgoing business will turn over to Coral Springs-based Arriva Medical. Harvey said Arriva Medical probably will hire several hundred employees from Liberty Medical for at least six months. Liberty Medical also announced the company will layoff 200 employees at...
  • Dick's Sporting Goods Suspends Rifle Sales

    12/18/2012 9:12:52 PM PST · by chessplayer · 22 replies
    Amidst the political fallout surrounding the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, one chain of sporting goods stores is suspending sale of certain types of rifles. Dick’s Sporting Goods, which has branches all over the United States, told the media that it has removed all weapons from the shelves of stores near Newtown, and that it would be removing certain specified weapons from shelves across the country. “We continue to extend our deepest sympathies to those affected by this terrible tragedy,” the chain told the press. The chain has removed all weapons categorized as “modern sporting rifles.”...
  • Child Rapist Alert: Brent Egan Dotson Sought

    12/18/2012 9:12:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    gather ^ | 12.19.2012 | Chelsea Hoffman
    Convicted child rapist Brent Egan Dotson is currently on the run and authorities need help bringing him to justice. If you see this man, do not hesitate to call local authorities wherever you may be. He has been convicted, in absentia, of raping a child for two years, starting when she was 7 years old. The South Carolina man hasn't been sentenced yet, and won't be until he is apprehended. His crimes carry a minimum sentence of 25 years in prison and he must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. Facebook's Seeking the Lost community...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Fear of being committed may have caused Connecticut gunman to snap

    12/18/2012 9:11:28 PM PST · by KansasGirl · 31 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 12/18/12 | Jana Winter
    NEWTOWN, Conn. – The gunman who slaughtered 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school may have snapped because his mother was planning to commit him to a psychiatric facility, according to a lifelong resident of the area who was familiar with the killer’s family and several of the victims’ families. Adam Lanza, 20, targeted Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown after killing his mother early Friday because he believed she loved the school “more than she loved him,” said Joshua Flashman, 25, who grew up not far from where the shooting took place. Flashman, a U.S. Marine,...
  • I stand with the NRA! (vanity)

    12/18/2012 9:06:13 PM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 67 replies
    QUICK! When was the greatest school massacre in American history? HINT: You weren't alive when it happened and there's a very good chance that your parents weren't either. Google: Bath School Massacre Be alert....the Socialist facists are coming for our guns. One trained school employee, armed with a .22, could have stopped the Sandy Hook shooter. An armed pilot on each of 4 airplanes would have stopped 9/11 cold. This isn't about the slaughter of innocents. This is about the ever expanding reach of government into our everyday lives. God bless the NRA and G*d damn Liberalism!!!!
  • Abortion and Newtown: The Culture of Violence

    12/18/2012 9:03:19 PM PST · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    Spectator ^ | December 18, 2012 | Jeffrey Lord
    Abortion and Newtown: The Culture of Violence Jeffrey Lord “The horrifying truth is this: we live now in a culture that not only does not respect life, but discards it like trash — not only at the beginning of life, but also at the end, and every place in between. “What has happened to us?” — Catholic Deacon Greg Kandra October 2, 2011 Discards life like trash. One does not have to be a Catholic, which I am not, to appreciate the irony today in the words above from over a year ago by a Catholic Deacon named Greg Kandra....
  • When Will Death Spiral States Impose Taxes On Fleeing Citizens? (coming to a Blue State near you)

    12/18/2012 8:57:46 PM PST · by Be Careful · 22 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 17, 2012 | By Bill Frezza
    One of the most fascinating characteristics of government borrowing - whether at the local, state, or federal level - is that debts contracted over time are obligations tied to specific geographical boundaries but not to the citizens living there when those debts were incurred. For example, while it's customary to say that each of the 210,000 residents of Stockton, California, are on the hook for their share of the bankrupt municipality's estimated $700 million in unpaid bills, the day one of them picks up and moves, personal responsibility for that debt drops to zero.
  • Long Beach hotels plan layoffs before living wage takes effect

    12/18/2012 8:39:25 PM PST · by jeannineinsd · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/14/12 | Ruben Vives,Wesley Lowery
    One week before a new minimum wage law for Long Beach hotels goes into effect, two hotels have told employees to expect layoffs of as many as 75 people, according to union representatives. At a confrontation with union activists Friday, a manager at one of the hotels, the Best Western Golden, denied that a local ballot measure triggered the cuts. He said bad economic conditions were to blame. In November, Long Beach voters approved a measure requiring hotels with 100 or more rooms to pay their employees $13 an hour. In a letter to employees posted at the hotel Monday,...
  • Vanity: O'Reilly Says "Hell To Pay" If Marine Not Released.

    12/18/2012 8:37:29 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 54 replies
    Just watched O'Reilly interview the parents of Jon Hammar, the Marine, detained in Mexico for a bogus gun charge. O'Reilly says he's going to give Obama and the State Department 3 days to get this done. Otherwise he says there will be "hell to pay"
  • Gun Ownership In America: Right, Privilege, or Curse?

    12/18/2012 8:36:32 PM PST · by jxb7076 · 29 replies
    Hupages.com ^ | 12/18/12 | JXB7076
    Gun control is a subject which lies dormant in the hearts, minds, and souls of the American public. Its menacing social connotation rises and set as often as the sun itself. With respect to the recent shootings of innocent children and adults at the Sandy Hill Elementary School in Connecticut, and previous gun related violence, gun control once again is a national hot topic which offers various opinions among groups who support the letter of the law regarding the Second Amendment and those who oppose the Amendment altogether. read more at: http://jxb7076.hubpages.com/hub/Gun-Ownership-In-America-Right-Privilege-or-Curse
  • Gun Ownership In America: Right, Privilege, or Curse?

    12/18/2012 8:36:09 PM PST · by jxb7076 · 8 replies
    Hupages.com ^ | 12/18/12 | JXB7076
    Gun control is a subject which lies dormant in the hearts, minds, and souls of the American public. Its menacing social connotation rises and set as often as the sun itself. With respect to the recent shootings of innocent children and adults at the Sandy Hill Elementary School in Connecticut, and previous gun related violence, gun control once again is a national hot topic which offers various opinions among groups who support the letter of the law regarding the Second Amendment and those who oppose the Amendment altogether. read more at: http://jxb7076.hubpages.com/hub/Gun-Ownership-In-America-Right-Privilege-or-Curse
  • Woman Accused Of Menacing Middle Schools Students With Gun

    12/18/2012 8:29:48 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    CBS4 Denver ^ | December 18, 2012
    DENVER (CBS4) – A woman accused of bringing a gun to a Denver middle school and menacing several students has been formally charged. Lynn Kimbrough with the district attorney’s office said Monica Avila, 34, was charged with four counts of menacing and one count of possession of a weapon on school grounds.
  • Right-To-Work Matters for Some Michigan Businesses

    12/18/2012 8:28:29 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/15/2012 | Anne Schieber
    AUBURN HILLS — When Michigan-based Android Industries needed a place to expand this year, it chose Ft. Wayne, Ind. "Indiana became a right-to-work state and (it) offers us a competitive location," Android Vice President of Human Resources David Donnay told the Indiana Economic Development Corp. Android added 4,000 square feet to a building and invested $7.3 million at the facility with a target of adding 70 employees. So did the pending right-to-work law come too late for the company to consider Michigan? "There are many factors that go into a decision on where to expand," Donnay said. He said Android...
  • After Shooting, New Pressure on Thriving Gun Industry

    12/18/2012 8:27:28 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 18, 2012 | JAMES R. HAGERTY, ANN ZIMMERMAN and SHARON TERLEP
    America's thriving gun industry, which has been riding high on a surge in sales, is under increasing pressure in the wake of Friday's elementary school massacre. Responding to a national wave of revulsion over the 27 murders in Newtown, Conn., retail chain Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. on Tuesday suspended sales of semiautomatic rifles at its 480 stores, while Wal-Mart Stores Inc. WMT +0.43% deleted from its website a listing for one such rifle. Private-equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP said Tuesday it would try to sell Freedom Group Inc., the manufacturer of the Bushmaster rifle that police say Adam Lanza...
  • Week 16: NFL Game Picks

    12/18/2012 8:27:17 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Dec 18, 2012
    In the NFC, five 8-6 teams appear to be competing for two available spots, though the 9-5 Seahawks haven't secured their postseason berth yet. And while the Steelers, Cowboys and Giants wouldn't make the playoffs if the season ended today, all would get in by winning their remaining two games. The Vikings, who would make it right now, do not control their own fate.
  • DOJ: Murders of School-Age Children Down 42%; Only 1% Take Place at School

    12/18/2012 8:18:20 PM PST · by newbie2008 · 16 replies
    Murders of school-age children---those between the ages of 5 and 18—declined by 42 percent between the 1992-93 school year and the 2008-2009 school year, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, and only about 1 percent of the school age children murdered during the 2008-2009 school year were murdered at school. In February 2012, the Bureau of Justice Statistics published a report—“Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2011”—that included statistics on homicides committed at schools for the school years from 1992-93 through 2009-2010. The report also included the total number of all school-age children who were murdered at school or...
  • Grapefruit Is a Culprit in More Drug Reactions

    12/18/2012 8:13:07 PM PST · by neverdem · 61 replies
    NY Times ^ | DECEMBER 17, 2012 | RONI CARYN RABIN
    The patient didn’t overdose on medication. She overdosed on grapefruit juice. The 42-year-old was barely responding when her husband brought her to the emergency room. Her heart rate was slowing, and her blood pressure was falling. Doctors had to insert a breathing tube, and then a pacemaker, to revive her. They were mystified: The patient’s husband said she suffered from migraines and was taking a blood pressure drug called verapamil to help prevent the headaches. But blood tests showed she had an alarming amount of the drug in her system, five times the safe level. Did she overdose? Was she...