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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...
  • SILVER STAR FAMILIES OF AMERICA MAKES HEADWAY IN FREEING JON HAMMAR

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