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  • Poll: Gun control beats 2nd amendment

    12/20/2012 3:41:42 PM PST · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    politico ^ | 12/20/12 | KEVIN CIRILLI
    But a Gallup poll released Wednesday found that more Americans think banning assault and semi-automatic guns wouldn’t be as effective at preventing school shootings compared with alternatives — such as increasing the government’s mental health spending and adding police presence at schools. Pew notes that public opinion for gun control legislation remains significantly lower than before Obama took office.
  • JAKE TAPPER leaving ABC joining CNN

    12/20/2012 3:29:26 PM PST · by navysealdad · 32 replies
    JAKE TAPPER leaving ABC joining CNN
  • Prisons for Haiti: U.S. to Build Two Complexes Near Port au Prince (NEWS BRIEF)

    12/20/2012 3:29:01 PM PST · by Steve Peacock · 16 replies
    U,S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Dec. 20, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    Prisons for Haiti: U.S. to Build Two Complexes Near Port au Prince (NEWS BRIEF)By Steve Peacock, U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor (Dec. 20, 2012) The U.S. Department of State is arranging the construction of two prison facilities outside Haiti's capital of Port au Prince. The project, with an estimated top-cost of $10 million, includes a 150-bed prison and 200-bed womens prison in Petit Goave and Cabaret, Haiti, respectively. State tentatively scheduled a "pre-proposal conference and site visit" for prospective prison-industry contractors in Port au Prince for February 5-6, 2013. Source document: Solicitation #SAQMMA13R0067. FOR ADDITIONAL COVERAGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ISSUES,...
  • Narendra Modi tipped as India's next prime minister

    12/20/2012 3:18:01 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    Narendra Modi, the Hindu nationalist chief minister reviled for failing to stop the 2002 massacre of Muslims in Gujarat, was hailed as a candidate for India's next prime minister after a landslide victory in the state elections. [...] Britain announced it would end its boycott in October and sent its High Commissioner to meet Mr Modi as part of its drive to increase trade with India, while the United States said he would be eligible to apply for another visa. Both decisions were driven in part by the possibility that Mr Modi could be India's next prime minister.
  • Ethics Committee Can't Find Anything Wrong With Secret Loan From Fraudster to Rep. Gregory Meeks

    12/20/2012 3:15:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | December 20, 2012 | Ken Boehm
    Today the House Ethics Committee announced that it was taking no action against Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) who secretly took a $40,000 payment from an individual who subsequently pled guilty in a multi-million-dollar mortgage scam. In 2007, Meeks received $40,000 from a "businessman," Edul Ahmad. Under the Ethics in Government Act, Congressmen are required to disclose such financial transactions on their annual Financial Disclosure Reports. Meeks failed to disclose the transaction on his reports for 2007, 2008 and 2009. In 2010, the New York Daily News reported, "Queens Congressman Gregory Meeks made no payments for three years on a...
  • Goodbye to liberty

    12/20/2012 3:07:47 PM PST · by BfloGuy · 11 replies
    The Cobden Centre ^ | 12/20/2012 | Alasdair Macleod
    The human race, in its advanced economic form, is committing euthanasia. The US, UK, Europe and Japan are all implementing economic policies that must ultimately result in the complete destruction of their currencies; and if you destroy the means of exchange of goods and services, your people will starve. The political class and government establishments have drifted in incremental steps into this tragedy. Far from being the guiding hand for society, they are its destroyers.We all look to government to supply what we used to provide for ourselves, in the naďve belief that it is our servant, it has our...
  • Gingrich: Conservatives Will Have to Accept Marriage 'Equality'

    12/20/2012 3:05:19 PM PST · by Kazan · 322 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/20/2012 | Stephen Feller
    <p>Newt Gingrich said that conservatives will have to accept marriage equality after three more states this year voted to allow same sex marriage and more will likely do the same in the 2014 election.</p> <p>The former Speaker of the House said he didn’t expect gay rights to become the “wave” issue it has, but that he can accept the difference between a marriage in a church and a legal document, reported Huffington Post.</p>
  • 'NAND flash killer now up to 10,000 times MORE efficient'

    12/20/2012 3:00:50 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    The Register ^ | 20th December 2012 06:03 GMT | Chris Mellor
    MeRAM has the potential to succeed NAND flash as the best non-volatile sold state memory with DRAM-like speed, better-than-NAND endurance and density, and now it has taken a step forward, with UCLA research making the stuff 10 to 10,000 times more energy-efficient. UCLA boffins - led by Raytheon professor of electrical engineering Kang L Wang - worked out that the STT-RAM (Spin Transfer Torque RAM) implementation of solid state memory using electron's spin has density and energy limitations that could be side-stepped by using voltage instead of direct current, according to the UCLA release. The research is also backed by...
  • The Coming China Economic Crisis

    12/20/2012 3:00:15 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies
    TMO ^ | 12-20-2012 | Clif Droke
    The Coming China Economic Crisis Economics / China EconomyDec 20, 2012 - 04:43 AM By: Clif Droke When Bert Dohmen talks, smart investors listen. In 2007 when most investment analysts and economists were downplaying the developing credit market troubles, Bert warned investors that the probability was very high that the troubles would escalate into full-blown crisis and would produce a crash of historic proportions. He chronicled the developing credit crisis in the pages of his newsletter and also published a book in early 2012 entitled, The Coming China Crisis, which provided his insightful views on the emerging crisis in depth....
  • A sad announcement - Lost guns, so sad.

    12/20/2012 2:56:33 PM PST · by HammerT · 105 replies
    Protein wisdom ^ | December 20, 2012 | Jeff G
    I know I probably shouldn’t have done it — especially because yesterday was a snowy day with the temperature here in Colorado dipping well below freezing — but on a whim I took all my guns and ammunition out in a small skiff on one of the nearby lakes and, sad to say, the boat capsized when I stupidly tried to prove to myself that I could do it Gangnam style, even in an inherently unbalanced situation, while also tending to a fishing pole. All my firearms and my ammo stockpile is now, as a consequence, sleeping with the fishes....
  • Mark Levin Show,MERRY CHRISTMAS!,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,December 20,2012

    12/20/2012 2:52:51 PM PST · by Biggirl · 49 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | December 20,2012 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Boffins spot planet that could support life... just 12 light years away

    12/20/2012 2:51:42 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies
    The Register ^ | 19th December 2012 10:35 GMT | Brid-Aine Parnell
    An international team of astroboffins have discovered that the nearest single Sun-like star has one planet orbiting in the sweet spot for potential alien life. Tau Ceti, which is just 12 light years away and can be seen with the naked eye in the night sky, has five planets in orbit around it, with one lying in the habitable zone. The potentially life-supporting world has a mass around five times the size of Earth, making it the smallest planet found in the habitable zone of any Sun-like star. The other four planets are between twice and six times the mass...
  • Exclusive: Iran Is Producing Explosive Mini-Submarines (for combat against US & Western Navies)

    12/20/2012 2:40:16 PM PST · by drewh · 23 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | December 20, 2012, 9:05 PM
    Iran is producing explosive mini-submarines DEBKAfile December 20, 2012, 9:05 PM (GMT+02:00) DEBKAfile exclusive: Iranian production lines are turning out a new type of speed mini-submarine customized for combat against the US and other Western navies present in Persian Gulf waters. On the principle of asymmetric warfare, the new pint-sized Iranian submarines are light in weight and able to dart nimbly around large vessels to explode on contact with their floating target. Their pilots are bent on suicide. These mini-subs are designed to complement the app. 2,000 Revolutionary Guards’ explosive speedboats.
  • Live Debate. Ryan speaking now. Tax cut vote at 5:40 EST.

    12/20/2012 2:36:41 PM PST · by what's up · 17 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | C-SPAN
    Vote coming up.
  • Barbra Streisand's 'Guilt Trip' Stalls: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Nabs Record Opening

    12/20/2012 2:20:43 PM PST · by drewh · 32 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10:30 AM PST 12/20/2012 | by Pamela McClintock
    Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen's road-trip comedy The Guilt Trip debuted to an unimpressive $1.1 million at the North American box office on Wednesday as Streisand returned to the big screen in a lead role for the first time since The Mirror Has Two Faces in 1996. Box Office Report: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Soars in New York and Los Angeles Guilt Trip came in No. 2 behind Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which took in $6.3 million for a six-day domestic cume of $106.5 million. Wednesday's biggest headline was Kathryn Bigelow's controversial Osama bin Laden pic Zero Dark...
  • Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse names California as "#1 Judicial Hellhole"

    12/20/2012 2:12:52 PM PST · by Redcat · 7 replies
    Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse ^ | 12-13-12 | Tom Scott
    It just would not be right for California to finish off 2012 without one more designation as being the worst at something. Our state seems to receive several of these each year: one of the worst legal climates, the state with the worst government, the worst place to do business, and now, we are the #1 “Judicial Hellhole” in the nation. The American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) released its annual list of “Judicial Hellholes” – places where frivolous lawsuits thrive and courts produce uneven rulings that often favor plaintiffs – and California earned the #1 slot.
  • Mixed Bag: Home Sales and Prices Increase, Philly Fed Surprises and Consumer Comfort Still Negative

    12/20/2012 2:06:02 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 8 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/20/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Prices over the last months have been skyrocketing. Existing home sales rose to 5.04 million units in November, more than expected. Existing home sales are almost back to 1999 levels! [Note to government: PLEASE don't do anything like the National Homeownership Strategy again!] nhsdream2 The FHFA Purchase Only House Price Index increased +0.5% in November, more than the expected +0.3%. The final Q3 GPD printed at 3.1%, more than the forecast 2.8%%. The print was mostly due to government expenditures and growing inventories. Offsetting the government-induced rise in GDP was the decline in leading economic indicators, down -0.2% in November...
  • Unedited Video Further Proves Conservative Assaulted by Michigan Union Member

    12/20/2012 2:01:11 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12-20-2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Unedited Video Further Proves Conservative Assaulted by Michigan Union Member Katie Pavlich Last week conservative activist and comedian Steven Crowder was punched repeatedly in the face by a Michigan union member and threatened with murder in Lansing during violent protests against right-to-work legislation, which was signed into law by Governor Rich Snyder. Since the incident happened, leftist media outlets have accused Crowder of selectively editing video to make the fight look like the fault of a violent union mob rather than himself, who they say started it. They also said Crowder deserved the attacks while failing to condemn the union...
  • Haredi Battalion in First Exercise in Golan

    12/20/2012 1:57:26 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    The haredi Netzach Yehuda battalion in the Kfir Brigade held an intensive training exercise in the Golan Heights during the Hanukkah holiday – its first ever in the Golan. video ......
  • Israel to UN: Declare Hizbullah a Terror Group

    12/20/2012 1:49:36 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/12/12
    ...Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, wrote a letter of complaint to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and members of the Security Council, Thursday, following Monday's explosion of a Hizbullah arsenal in southern Lebanon. Prosor demanded that the U.N. enforce Resolution 1701, which calls for disarming Hizbullah and prohibits the possession of weapons near the Israeli border. He also called on the U.N. to declare Hizbullah a terror organization.
  • Where’s Obama in the Benghazi Report?

    12/20/2012 1:47:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Journal ^ | 12/20/2012 | Michael Hirsh
    And so the reckoning begins. Only hours after a special task force concluded on Wednesday that “systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies” may have contributed to the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, the State Department’s security chief resigned and three other officials were relieved of their duties. What was lacking in the report, however, was any sense of who was responsible farther up the chain. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Accountability Review Board—chaired by retired Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering and vice chaired by another national-security heavyweight, former Joint Chiefs Chairman Michael...
  • Obama Approval at 56%, Highest Since October 2009 [National Tragedy Effect]

    12/20/2012 1:46:26 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    Gallup ^ | 12//20/12 | Gallup
    President Barack Obama's job approval rating has risen to 56%, by two percentage points his highest three-day reading since October 2009. Although the president's job approval rating has been in the 50% range for much of the time since his re-election, the new high point this week coincides with the aftermath of the Dec. 14 mass school shootings in Newtown, Conn. The 56% average is for Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 17-19. Obama's job approval had reached 54% during the week prior to the Newtown shootings, but had dropped to 51% from Dec. 11-13, the three days just prior to Dec....
  • Eric Cantor: We have the votes for Plan B (But will it pass the Senate?)

    12/20/2012 1:45:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/20/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    It sounds like Speaker Boehner is angling to push the fiscal-cliff onus back onto Senate Democrats and the president before the holidays hit with his Plan-B gambit, especially now in the light that the Senate is taking off until the Thursday after Christmas — which will leave a mere five days to cobble together any type of deal upon their return. The big question, of course, was whether or not the move would be at all worthwhile, since there are plenty of conservatives expressing their vociferous opposition to said plan and getting it through the House is by no means...
  • Poll: PA Can't Be Trusted to Keep a Deal

    12/20/2012 1:41:05 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/12/12 | David Lev
    A new poll by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs shows that the vast majority of Israelis are opposed to an Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria. The poll, taken in November, showed that 76% of all Israelis (83% of Israeli Jews) do not believe that a withdrawal to the 1948 armistice lines will bring Israelis a secure peace. The Palestinian Authority has repeatedly declared that it will not compromise on its demand that Israel withdraw from all land liberated in the 1967 Six Day War. In addition, the PA is demanding that Israel compensate it for its losses, and...
  • An opinion on gun control [long but crushes gun grabbers' positions decisively]

    12/20/2012 1:39:47 PM PST · by matt1234 · 30 replies
    wordpress.com ^ | December 20, 2012 | Larry Correia
    I didn’t want to post about this, because frankly, it is exhausting. I’ve been having this exact same argument for my entire adult life. It is not an exaggeration when I say that I know pretty much exactly every single thing an anti-gun person can say. I’ve heard it over and over, the same old tired stuff, trotted out every single time there is a tragedy on the news that can be milked. Yet, I got sucked in, and I’ve spent the last few days arguing with people who either mean well but are uninformed about gun laws and how...
  • Benghazzi - Dept of State Report = Unclassified Version

    12/20/2012 1:39:27 PM PST · by Wuli · 6 replies
    Michael Yon ^ | December 19, 2012 | Dept of State
    [snip] The Board concluded there was no protest prior to the attacks,... [snip] Systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within ..... the State Department (the “Department”) resulted in a Special Mission security posture that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place. [snip] ...the number of ....security staff in Benghazi on the day of the attack and in the months and weeks leading up to it was inadequate, despite repeated requests from Special Mission Benghazi and Embassy Tripoli for additional staffing.... [snip] .....there appeared to be very real confusion...
  • British violent crime 4 times that in the US.

    12/20/2012 1:24:36 PM PST · by Fido969 · 103 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02 Jul 2009 | Richard Edwards
    ... there are over 2,000 crimes recorded per 100,000 population in the UK, making it the most violent place in Europe. By comparison, America has an estimated rate of 466 violent crimes per 100,000 population.
  • WWRD? What would Reagan do about America's fiscal crisis?

    12/20/2012 1:23:21 PM PST · by bestintxas · 12 replies
    foxnews ^ | 12/18/12 | p kengor
    As President Obama and Democrats urge Republicans to increase taxes, liberals curiously invoke the name of Ronald Reagan, the ultimate tax-cutting Republican. They insist that even Reagan was willing to compromise with Democrats on tax increases; thus, John Boehner and Republicans should as well. In truth, this is (at best) a false parallel. It is correct that Ronald Reagan occasionally compromised on certain tax increases, as he did in 1982. He did so in exchange for promised spending cuts from Democrats that (not surprisingly) never materialized, to his great regret. Reagan would constantly point back to this broken promise by...
  • How to stop a massacre

    12/20/2012 1:18:26 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/23/2012 | Thehealthranger
    That about says it all.
  • Our Federal Govt. Used Assault Weapons to Massacre 76 Women, Children & Men at Waco in 1993

    12/20/2012 1:11:10 PM PST · by Stayfree · 65 replies
    Self | December 20 | Stayfree
    The ATF, FBI and other government thugs massacred 76 American women, children and men with assault weapons, tanks, helicopters and machine guns in 1993 in Waco,TX. Then they set the church on fire in which the innocent American citizens were taking refuge from the government thugs! If anyone needs their assault weapons taken from them, it is the U.S. Government thugs!!
  • NJ Man Accused Of Threatening Bachmann, Jindal

    12/20/2012 1:08:38 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 12/20/12 | AP
    Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey man made threatening phone calls to public officials including Louisiana’s governor and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann. Authorities have charged 27-year-old Ronnie McMillian of Hawthorne, N.J., with two counts of transmitting threats to injure another through interstate commerce. Prosecutors allege McMillian regularly called the offices of public officials and used vulgar language to attack the person’s position on gay rights.
  • Boehner: 'I Did My Part'

    12/20/2012 12:59:47 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 113 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | December 20, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) said 'I did my part’ in negotiations with President Barack Obama to avert the fiscal cliff by offering a proposal to raise taxes on millionaires. Just hours before the House plans to vote on the Speaker’s “Plan B,” which will raise the marginal tax rate for people earning $1 million or more per year to 39.6 percent, Boehner said Republicans have done “everything we can” to avoid the fiscal cliff. The fiscal cliff refers to the expiration of the Bush tax rates and the start of automatic spending cuts (sequestration) on Jan. 2,...
  • Group: Human Rights Watch Again Lying About Israel

    12/20/2012 12:59:18 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/12/12 | David Lev
    NGO Monitor, which studies the treatment of Israel by supposedly non-affiliated and apolitical volunteer and civic groups, has accused Human Rights Watch (HRW) of once again leveling false charges against Israel. According to NGO Monitor, HRW accused Israel of attacking “journalists” in Gaza during Operation Pillar of Defense, but the charge “is false both legally and factually, and the timing of this release appears to be a cynical attempt to divert attention from many scandals currently plaguing the organization,” NGO Monitor said. "This is yet another example of HRW's systematic lack of credibility and its biased approach to Israel," said...
  • Orthodox Christianity

    12/20/2012 12:52:36 PM PST · by don-o · 169 replies
    Orthodox Christianity ^ | Richard Shaward
    Hello and welcome to my site. My name is Richard Shaward and this site reflects my Christian journey. What I share on this site are things regarding Christianity that have had a personal impact on me, articles that I like, articles that have shaped my theological thinking, and what I would like to share with others while on my Christian journey. A little background about me. I was not raised a Christian. I became a Christian at age 20 in a small Dutch Reformed and Calvinistic denomination and those early years were formative and meaningful. I went to a Reformed...
  • Bork’s Replacement

    12/20/2012 12:49:47 PM PST · by Shout Bits · 15 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 12/20/2012 | Shout Bits
    Yesterday the Hon. Robert Bork passed away. Bork was targeted politically and his Supreme Court nomination crushed because he was a Constitutional originalist (i.e. The Constitution means what it says in plain English based on the common sense language of the day - radical). The list of GOP Senators who voted against him is a who's-who of RINO traitors to liberty: John Chafee (RI, socialized medicine), Bob Packwood (OR, not so bad, but don't hit on your assistants outside the Oval Office), Arlen Specter (PA, wrong on nearly every issue every time. The worst GOP Senator ever), Robert Stafford (VT,...
  • Letter from Mexican ambassador dampens hope for early release of Jon Hammar

    12/20/2012 12:47:13 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 38 replies
    Any hope that Jon Hammar, the Marine imprisoned in Mexico on a disputed gun charge, might be freed in time for Christmas has apparently been dashed by a terse letter a top Mexican diplomat sent to Hammar’s congresswoman.
  • Comedian: Liberal comics ‘don’t want to make fun of Obama because they feel that it will weaken him’

    12/20/2012 12:46:38 PM PST · by hosepipe · 30 replies
    Daily-Caller ^ | 12/05/2012 | Jamie Weinstein
    It is essential that one understand that the “Modern Liberal” is not simply a liberal who happens to be alive today. I call them “Liberals” only because they typically call themselves Liberals, and I felt that any other word would fail to make clear just how prevalent the ideology is. I inserted the modifier “Modern” to make clear that they are not who they say they are, nor are they what “Liberals” used to be. In fact, the Modern Liberal is as much at war against “classical” liberal values as he is against conservative ones, for mature values are not...
  • Federal Judge Royal W. Furgeson found to have committed wrongdoing in Jeff Baron Case

    12/20/2012 12:43:22 PM PST · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    http://www.lawlessamerica.com ^ | december 20, 2012 | william m. windsor
    Every once in a while, the wrongdoing by a judge gets significant media attention and the wrongdoing is so egregious that fellow judges feel they have to do what's right for a change. This just happened with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth District. The appellate court found that Judge Royal W. Furgeson was wrong to do what he did to Jeff Baron. Jeff Baron is an Internet pioneer who, at the age of 32, invented a technology in the early days of the Internet to make it easier to register Internet domain names. Jeff quickly became...
  • The World's Fastest Growing Religion (Either Christianity or Islam, Depending on Location)

    12/20/2012 12:41:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | 11/13/2012 | Philip Jenkins
    I'm often asked, "What is the world's fastest growing religion?"Questioners are stirred both by hope -- that "our" religion is so evidently the best that it is sweeping the world -- but also by the fear that "they" (usually Muslims) are going to overwhelm us. Actually, that growth question crosses faith boundaries. Wikipedia's entry on "Claims to be the Fastest-Growing Religion" collects many such boasts, which variously claim the prize for Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Wicca, Deism, the Falun Gong, Scientology, and other competitors. Obviously, even compiling such a list has the tongue-in-cheek implication that most such claims are bogus or...
  • NASA fields hundreds of calls from public worried about "Doomsday"

    12/20/2012 12:40:37 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 22 replies
    houston chronicle ^ | 12-20-12 | Erin Mulvaney
    The "end of the world" could come from giant solar storms, a meteor barrelling toward Earth, a black out or a mysterious "Planet X" threatening widespread destruction, according to some of the possible doomsday scenarios that have proliferated for the last year. What these predictions seem to agree on is this predicted doomsday apparently will fall on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. NASA is working to dispel fears and debunk the myth - pointing hundreds of concerned callers to the clear-cut scientific facts that promise the Earth will not end Friday. "There are so many scenarios out there, we are trying...
  • US Congress members urge Obama to make Tibet top priority

    12/20/2012 12:34:47 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    phayul.com ^ | Thursday, December 20, 2012 | Phayul
    Tibet activists lobbying US members of Congress to to sign congressmen McGovern/Wolf letter to President Obama to make Tibet a top piority. Dharamshala, December 20: A letter to U.S. President Barack Obama urging him to exercise greater international leadership in improving the human rights situation in Tibet has received a large bi-partisan support from the US Congress. As of Wednesday, 56 members of Congress have signed the Wolf-McGovern letter “strongly urging” President Obama “to make Tibet one of your top priorities for U.S. advocacy” and nominate a Secretary of State who will “champion” the Tibet issue. “It is critical that...
  • Porn Use Linked to Gay Marriage Support, Researcher Finds

    12/20/2012 12:33:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/20/2012 | Napp Nazworth
    There is a correlation between watching porn and support for gay marriage among men, Dr. Mark Regnerus, associate professor of sociology at University of Texas at Austin, found. Exposure to diverse and graphic sex acts, he believes, may undermine a traditional view of marriage. Using data from The New Family Structures Study, a project for which he was the principal investigator, Regnerus found statistically significant positive correlation between porn use and support for same-sex marriage among men, even after controlling for other predictors, such as political party, religiosity, marital status, age, education and sexual orientation. In the full sample, 42...
  • So what does having a father at home have to do with raising healthy kids?

    12/20/2012 12:32:16 PM PST · by truthczar2000 · 43 replies
    12/20/2012 | Truthczar2000
    Recently, I posted a thread on what I consider to be at least one of the causes of Adam Lanza's state of mind when he went into Sandy hills School and killed little children. My suggestion was that the lack of a father living with his mother had at least a small part to play in his state of mind. Needless to say, several people were angry at the mere suggestion that children growing up without fathers might play a role in the anger issues young men face today. Fair enough. No one can say that the mental issues Adam...
  • Remembering Judge Bork

    12/20/2012 12:31:35 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 20, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    America truly lost one of its sages this week with the passing of Judge Robert Bork. The country’s loss was all the greater in that he never got to occupy the seat he so richly deserved on the U. S. Supreme Court. That he did not was largely the handiwork of political hacks not fit to judge a man of his caliber, or just about anybody else’s, for that matter. One of these politicos now serves as vice-president of the United States. The Republican operatives who undertook the task of packaging him for the consumption of these worthies were equally...
  • U.S. Olympian's Secret Life As Las Vegas Escort (Possibly NSFW)

    12/20/2012 12:30:43 PM PST · by servo1969 · 56 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 12-20-2012 | TSG
    DECEMBER 20---A three-time U.S. Olympian whose illustrious running career has included a Nike TV commercial, a swimsuit calendar, and ongoing promotional work for Disney has spent the last year doubling as a $600-an-hour call girl, an astounding secret life that she now regretfully calls a “huge mistake.” Beginning last December, Suzy Favor Hamilton, 44, has worked with one of Las Vegas’s premier escort services, booking scores of “dates” in Sin City and other U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston.While Favor Hamilton (seen at right) has used an alias, “Kelly Lundy,” when working as an escort, she inexplicably shared...
  • Olivia Culpo 1st Miss USA to Win Universe Title in 15yrs(Won Miss Rhode Island in $20 rental dress)

    12/20/2012 12:24:05 PM PST · by drewh · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 13:47 EST, 20 December 2012 | By Associated Press
    A 20-year-old Boston University sophomore and a self-described 'cellist-nerd' brought the Miss Universe crown back to the U.S. for the first time in more than a decade when she won the televised contest on Wednesday. Olivia Culpo beat 88 other beauty queens to take the title from Leila Lopes of Angola during the two-hour competition at the Planet Hollywood casino on the Las Vegas Strip. In a refreshing change, the Miss Universe title, which makes Olivia unequivocally one of the world's most beautiful women, appears to have been bestowed on a girl with a healthy streak of normality. Following the...
  • Lieberman: Journalists are Liars

    12/20/2012 12:23:51 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman Thursday launched a fierce attack against journalists in general, and Channel 10 and Yediot Aharonot in particular, according to a report in media news website Ice. Speaking at a conference in Tel Aviv, Lieberman said that some journalists in Israel serve an agenda, and are "liars without limits." Channel 10, said Lieberman, is trying to influence the outcome of the investigation against him. "Channel 10 blackmails and places unreasonable pressure on all of the decision makers in my case," he explained. "Anyone who tries to be objective is simply threatened by them." He also singled out...
  • The New Racial-Derangement Syndrome - What happened to Obama’s post-racial America? (VDH)

    12/20/2012 12:16:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | DECEMBER 20, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    There is a different sort of racialist derangement spreading in the country — and it is getting ugly.Here is actor Jamie Foxx joking recently about his new movie role: “I kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that?” Reverse white and black in the relevant ways and even a comedian would hear national outrage. Instead, his hip Saturday Night Live audience even gave Foxx applause.Race-obsessed comedian Chris Rock tweeted on the Fourth of July, “Happy white peoples [sic] independence day . . . ”Actor Samuel L. Jackson, in a recent interview, sounded about as unapologetically reactionary as you can...
  • Meet the model, celebrities and New Yorkers on the search for 'end of the world sex'

    12/20/2012 12:12:42 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Thursday, December 20, 2012
    While some believe the looming Mayan apocalypse tomorrow marks the end, others are seeing it as an opportunity for something new. Models, celebrities and people around the country have revealed that, if the world is going to end on Friday at 11.11am as the ancient Mayan calender predicts, they want to go out with a bang. They are now on a frenzied hunt for 'end of the world sex' - with some planning to scour doomsday-themed parties, while others are using Craigslist or dating sites to find their final hook up.
  • Harry Reid: 'We Are Not Going to Do Anything'

    12/20/2012 12:05:47 PM PST · by bestintxas · 60 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 12/20/12 | d halper
    Senate majority leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, made his "fiscal cliff" position clear in a press conference today. "We are not going to do anything," said Reid. Reid added, "We are not taking up anything they are working on over there." The top Democrat in the Senate was explaining his inaction on the House plan, the proposal put forward by Republican John Boehner, the speaker of the House of Representatives. Boehner's plan is being referred to as 'Plan B.' "Boehner described his Plan B as a fallback option to prevent a sweeping tax hike when tax cuts from the administration...