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  • TIME Picks Man of the Year, Now It's WND's Turn

    12/20/2012 4:37:46 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 11 replies
    WND ^ | Dec. 18, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Time magazine may have named Barack Obama Man of the Year for 2012, but in a first-ever honor, WND today named Patrick Buchanan as the WND Man of the Year, honoring the stalwart of conservative thought for his incisive and insightful contributions to the America of economic, military, political and social influence.
  • Do We Want to Reach the Low-Info Crowd?

    12/20/2012 4:35:45 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 36 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 20 December 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We're gonna start in Long Valley, New Jersey. This is Frank. Thank you, sir, and welcome. Great to have you here. CALLER: Thank you, Rush. I was sitting here enjoying a cigar in one of the last bastions in New Jersey you're still allowed to smoke. So having a good time listening to you. But the real problem here is, you're talking about the uninformed voter, you're not gonna get them by giving them more information. And the left separates elections from governing. And we don't do that. We tell people during the elections what we're gonna...
  • The Benghazi "Accountability Report"....No Accountability At The Top

    12/20/2012 4:34:33 PM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-20-12 | Curt
    So Obama has found three staffers in the State Department who don't have the political clout to save themselves: The A.P., quoting an unidentified administration official, said Eric Boswell, the assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security, and Charlene Lamb, the deputy assistant secretary responsible for embassy security, had resigned. The third person, who was not identified, was an official with the department’s Bureau of Near East Affairs, The A.P. said. The buck stops here.....oh wait. This follows on the heels of the "official accountability report" on the Benghazi attack in which they took the State Department to task but...
  • Long Beach Best Western staff to be laid off as Measure N date nears (forced elevated minimum wage)

    12/20/2012 4:33:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 12/14/12 | Kelsey Duckett
    Long Beach Best Western staff to be laid off as Measure N date nearsBy Kelsey Duckett Staff Writer Updated: 12/14/2012 06:50:37 PM PST Days before a ballot measure forcing pay and benefit requirements on Long Beach's largest hotels is set to go into effect, one hotel is cutting back on rooms and laying off workers. **SNIP** "This is devastating," Shelton said. "We really want to send a strong message to the hotel community that this is not OK. Hotels that don't abide by this pay increase are undermining democracy." Passing with 64.3 percent of the vote, according to the Los...
  • 'Humanae Vitae' author Pope Paul VI moves toward sainthood

    12/20/2012 4:30:47 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    cna ^ | December 20, 2012 | Estefania Aguirre
    Pope Paul VI Visits Geneva to Address ILO Conference on Fiftieth Anniversary, June 10, 1969. Credit: UN Photo. Vatican City, Dec 20, 2012 / 10:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI authorized an investigation on Dec. 20 which could result in proclaiming the late pontiff, Paul VI, a saint. The Pope formally allowed the move as the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints wrote a decree stating that Paul VI had “heroic virtue,” the first step necessary in the canonization process. The pontiff met with congregation head cardinal Angelo Amato on Thursday to let him begin the review...
  • Sandy Hook and Obama's subtle tyranny

    12/20/2012 4:26:11 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/20/12 | Erik Rush
    On March 13, 1996, 43-year-old Thomas Hamilton walked into an elementary school in Dunblane, Scotland, armed with four handguns. He shot and killed 16 children and one adult before committing suicide. The resulting media-driven petition campaigns and anti-gun activism led to laws being passed during the following year that effectively made private ownership of handguns illegal in Britain. Since then, gun-related crime has increased by 89 percent in the United Kingdom. Within hours of the first reports of the heinous massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last week, it was evident that members of the gun-control lobby,...
  • Unemployment benefits to disappear - Ozarks families worried about future

    12/20/2012 4:23:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    KYTV-TV ^ | December 20, 2012 | Jay Scherder
    MARSHFIELD, Mo -- As Congress tries to come to a deal on taxes, there is another element to the fiscal cliff not making headlines. While the unemployment rate sits at a 49 month low in Missouri, not everyone is feeling the effects of a recovering job market. There are many families leaning on unemployment benefits to get by, and if an extension isn't passed soon they will be left with nothing. "I moved to Republic and had a guaranteed job here. Within six months I had a lay off," said Viola Sperle, age 54. "We got to where we were...
  • In rare article, Pope asks Christians to reassess priorities at Christmas

    12/20/2012 4:23:43 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    cna ^ | December 20, 2012 | Estefania Aguirre
    Pope Benedict XVI signs his second encyclical "Spe Salvi." Credit: L'Osservatore Romano/Vatican Pool/Getty Images News/Getty Images. Rome, Italy, Dec 20, 2012 / 10:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Dec. 20 edition of the Financial Times featured a rare article by Pope Benedict XVI in which he advises Christians to use Christmas as a time to “reassess priorities” and reflect on how to live out their faith with eternity in mind. “While Christmas is undoubtedly a time of great joy, it is also an occasion for deep reflection, even an examination of conscience,” he says in the article. “At the end...
  • Chemical Weapons Used in Syria, Say Activists

    12/20/2012 4:21:40 PM PST · by ex-Texan · 15 replies
    The Epoc Times ^ | 12/12/2012 | Alex Johnson
    Opposition activists have posted several videos they say show Syria is currently using chemical weapons. For the past week, Western governments have expressed concern that the regime is covertly mixing chemicals used for nerve agents. U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague and U.S. President Barack Obama have both indicated that Syria would be crossing a line if it used chemical weapons and foreign intervention in the civil war may follow. Hague said at a security conference in Bahrain that the use of chemical weapons would mark a “major change” in the 20-month conflict that has killed tens of thousands, according to...
  • Governor Palin Talks to Greta Van Susteren

    12/20/2012 4:12:33 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 117 replies
    Motivation Truth ^ | December 20, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    Governor Palin goes On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.
  • Father Cantalamessa's 1st Advent Sermon

    12/20/2012 4:11:54 PM PST · by Coleus
    Zenit ^ | 12.07.12 | Father Cantalamessa, OFM, Cap.
    The Year of Faith and the Catechism of the Catholic Church1. The "eaten" bookIn preaching to the Papal Household, I try to allow myself to be guided in the choice of themes by the graces or special occasions that the Church is experiencing at a given moment in her history. Recently we had the opening of the Year of Faith, the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and the Synod for Evangelization and the Transmission of the Christian Faith. Therefore, I thought that this Advent I would offer a reflection on each of these three events.I shall begin with...
  • California Goes Bankrupt Funding Racism

    12/20/2012 4:11:54 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 12 replies
    WND ^ | Dec. 18, 2012 | John Rocker
    Most people know that college campuses are the home-field turf of the radical left. What they don’t know is that their funds are going to support not just tomorrow’s version of Joe Biden, but radical activists who want to destroy this country. Oh, I know what some of you are thinking. Here goes John Rocker sounding off again, blowing everything out of proportion. Well, prepare to be shocked.
  • China researchers link obesity to bacteria

    12/20/2012 4:07:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | December 20, 2012
    Chinese researchers have identified a bacteria which may cause obesity, according to a new paper suggesting diets that alter the presence of microbes in humans could combat the condition. Researchers in Shanghai found that mice bred to be resistant to obesity even when fed high-fat foods became excessively overweight when injected with a kind of human bacteria and subjected to a rich diet. The bacterium -- known as enterobacter -- had been linked with obesity after being found in high quantities in the gut of a morbidly obese human volunteer, said the report, written by researchers at Shanghai's Jiaotong University....
  • The Slippery Slope Into Totalitarianism

    12/20/2012 4:01:59 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 14 replies
    Moshe Feiglin for Likud Knesset Member ^ | 12/21/'12 | Moshe Feiglin
    The distance between the average American and Newtown, Connecticut is much greater than the distance between the average Israeli and the place where approximately 200 people are slaughtered every day: Syria. Nevertheless, the slaughter perpetrated in Syria (and other places in the world) by people who are legally armed by their state doesn't really interest anybody. What shocks the enlightened world, including Israel, is not the millions slaughtered by states, but rather, those exceptions to the rule in which individuals - not regimes – perpetrate the slaughter. The authors of the American constitution wrote a document about as close to...
  • The Top 10 Greatest Zombie Films Of All Time

    12/20/2012 3:57:27 PM PST · by virgil283 · 73 replies
    " I thought it'd be nice to take a bit of an undead cinematic stock with a list of some of the best zombie films of all time. Of course not everyone will agree with my choices, but it's my list, and you're more than welcome to agree or disagree with me in the comments section below. Well...let's get on with this thing!"
  • Can Little Sisters Be Saved From ObamaCare?

    12/20/2012 3:57:18 PM PST · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 20, 2012
    First Amendment: A federal appeals court has reinstated lawsuits from two religious colleges against the HHS contraception mandate, saying promises to rework it aren't enough. Can a group of nuns helping the poor be protected? On Tuesday, a chink in ObamaCare's armor developed as a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., reinstated lawsuits by Wheaton College and Belmont Abbey College that had been dismissed by lower courts on the grounds the two schools had not yet suffered or demonstrated real harm by a law not yet fully implemented. The lower courts ruled the schools had to wait until the oncoming...
  • Bennett: I Won't Evict Jews from Their Homes

    12/20/2012 3:56:35 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/12/12 | Elad Benari
    Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett was slammed on Thursday evening when he said during a television interview that he would not be willing to evict Jews from their homes. Bennett, who served in elite IDF units including Sayeret Matkal and continues to serve to this day as a reservist, said during an interview with the "Mishal Cham" program on Channel 2 that if he ever receives an order to evict Jews, he would ask his commander to release him from his position. Bennett said he would be willing to serve time in prison over this issue. "If I receive an...
  • Boehner: White House has ‘done nothing’ on fiscal-cliff talks

    12/20/2012 3:55:27 PM PST · by tobyhill · 17 replies
    politico ^ | 12/20/2012 | By JAKE SHERMAN, CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Speaker John Boehner, using his harshest tone of the fiscal cliff debate, said the White House has “done nothing” since he relented on letting low tax rates lapse on wealthy Americans. “For weeks the White House said if I moved on rates, that they would make substantial concessions on spending cuts and entitlement reform,” Boehner said in an afternoon news conference. “I did my part, they’ve done nothing.” With just days before Christmas, and less than two weeks until tax increases and spending cuts kick in, Boehner also voiced hope for the stalled negotiations. He said he expects that negotiations...
  • Worker injured during sex wins compensation

    12/20/2012 3:51:55 PM PST · by billorites · 27 replies
    The Australian ^ | December 17, 2012
    A WOMAN who was injured while having sex in her hotel room during a work trip has won compensation. After a five-year legal battle, the Federal Court dismissed an appeal from the woman's former employer, which argued that having sex during a work trip had nothing to do with her job. However the court ruled that if the applicant had been injured while playing a game of cards in her motel room she would be entitled to compensation and the fact that the woman was "engaged in sexual activity rather than some other lawful recreational activity while in her hotel...

    12/20/2012 3:49:37 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 19 replies
    Self ^ | 2012 | Steve Newton
    Two steps forward and one back