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  • U.S. stock futures plunge as GOP ditches 'Plan B'

    12/20/2012 7:12:40 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Maket Watch ^ | December 20, 2012 | Michael Kitchen
    U.S. stock-index futures dropped sharply late Thursday on news that a Republicans had cancelled a vote on their back-up measure to prevent the end of the Bush tax breaks for those earning $1 million or less. A little more than half an hour after House Speaker John Boehner said he was killing the vote due to lack of support, the Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were down 1.5%, the S&P 500 futures were 1.4% lower, and Nasdaq futures were off 1.3%. The cancelation appeared to signal dissent in the Republican ranks, reducing the odds on a timely deal to avert...
  • BlackBerry parent Research in Motion loses subscribers for first time

    12/20/2012 7:10:44 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 13 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Thursday, December 20, 2012 | Andrea Chang
    For the first time, struggling BlackBerry maker Research in Motion saw a decline in its subscriber base, reporting that the number of customers declined to 79 million in its fiscal third quarter. Three months ago, the Canadian company had 80 million subscribers. Revenue for the third quarter was $2.7 billion, down 47% from $5.2 billion in the same quarter a year earlier. The company posted a loss of $9 million, or 2 cents a share, compared with a profit of $265 million, or 51 cents a share, a year earlier.
  • California eliminates scary public threat: Small-business burger stand (Video)

    12/20/2012 7:05:44 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 20, 2012 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    Git ‘er done, Golden State. It’s already working so well. From the guys at Reason TV, learn in five minutes why people are leaving California: Tam’s Burger Stand will close in January of 2013 after its owner lost an appeal to the zoning board, which along with police, had decided his lawful business, run by a local family in a low-income neighborhood was a public nuisance. Ugh.
  • FYI: Broccoli Eliminates H. Pylori, Protects Against Ulcers, Stomach Cancer

    12/20/2012 7:02:26 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 35 replies
    The World's Healthiest Foods ^ | undated | not named
    Broccoli and broccoli sprouts contain a chemical called sulforaphane that kills helicobacter pylori, the bacteria responsible for peptic ulcers and most gastric cancers, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In the U.S., approximately 50% of people over age 50 test positive for H. pylori, which does not always cause ulcers, but is now known to dramatically increase an individual's risk for often fatal stomach cancers, and to be a causative factor in a wide range of other stomach disorders including gastritis, esophagitis, and acid indigestion. In the lab, scientists at Johns Hopkins found that sulforaphane...
  • Drive Deserted Streets in North Korea's Super-Depressing New Video Game

    12/20/2012 7:00:12 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Slate ^ | Dec. 20, 2012 | Fruzsina Eördögh
    Drive Deserted Streets in North Korea's Super-Depressing New Video Game By Fruzsina Eördögh Posted Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at 6:31 PM ET North Korea has made its first video game! Well, kinda. The browser-based Pyongyang Racer is too old-school to appeal to gaming aficionados, but it’s not exactly supposed to compete with Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Made by a North Korea-based IT company and a British-owned travel agency that arranges tours of the country, the game is a marketing stunt, plain and simple.* It hasn’t made me want to visit North Korea any time soon, but the Internet...
  • Tim Tebow breakup: All alone again after split with Camilla Belle

    12/20/2012 6:54:58 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 113 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Thursday, December 20, 2012
    This has not been the best week for New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow. First, on Wednesday, Jets Coach Rex Ryan says Greg McElroy will replace Mark Sanchez as the Jets' starter, leaving Tebow on the bench. Then, on Thursday, US Weekly reports that Tebow has broken up with actress Camilla Belle after two months of dating. Belle is famous for starring in "From Prada to Nada" and "Dirty Dancing 3." And when I say famous, I mean "been in movies no one has ever heard of or watched." US Weekly says the breakup came because "the relationship just didn't...
  • Boehner seen holding top post despite purge

    12/20/2012 6:43:57 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/12/12 | By David Sherfinski and Seth McLaughlin
    Despite rumblings from some Republican backbenchers, Speaker John A. Boehner’s hold on the House’s top post appears secure after key conservative lawmakers said they don’t expect anyone to challenge him. Several congressman who were booted from their committees last week have refused to commit to voting for Mr. Boehner when the House elects its speaker next year. But the discontent has not spread widely among their GOP colleagues, who generally give the Ohio Republican good marks for playing a difficult hand in the current budget negotiations. -snip- The four lawmakers who were booted from their committees remain angry, and they...
  • Armed Teacher Pilot Program to Provide Free Training to Educators - [Buckeye Firearms Assoc.]

    12/20/2012 6:37:23 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 23 replies
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 12-20-2012 | Unknown to me
    DELAWARE, OH - Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) announced they have launched a pilot program to provide firearm training to teachers free of charge. The announcement was made at a Town Hall Meeting at Ohio State University Thursday evening where participants debated the gun control issue in light of the recent mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Ken Hanson, BFA's Legal Chair, made the announcement, saying, "Teachers and school board members have been asking us for years about training to prepare for an incident like Sandy Hook. So our educational Foundation will sponsor an Armed Teacher Pilot Program...
  • Breaking: Major power outage in Annapolis MD. Reports of "fire in the sky"

    12/20/2012 6:28:26 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 215 replies
    Relative on Eastern shore says all lights out on Western side of Bay Bridge. Green and red lights in sky.
  • The Survival Doctor Ultimate Emergency Medical Infographic

    12/20/2012 6:20:03 PM PST · by Kartographer · 47 replies
    Preparing For SHTF ^ | 12/20/12 | The Survival Doctor
    Here is a list of some of the items: 24 U.S. Military Field Style Medic Instrument Kit Surgical Disposable Sterile Skin Stapler w/Enhanced Control, 35 Preloaded Staples Sawyer Personal Water Bottle Filter 1 Liter Black Diamond Icon Headlamp (Silver) SAM Medical Splint (Pack of 2)
  • Sister of Newtown victim makes gun-control plea in letter to Obama (Innocent but Ignorant Child)

    12/20/2012 6:12:49 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 40 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/20/2012 | Yahoo News
    Natalie's letter, written to President Barack Obama and read by Anderson Cooper on air, voiced her clear and thoughtful belief that guns did not belong in the hands of most civilians: My name is Natalie Barden and I wanted to tell the president that only police officers and the military should get guns. If people want to do it as a sport than they could go to a shooting range and the guns would not be able to leave there.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Fabulous FRiday Favorites ~ 21 December 2012

    12/20/2012 6:05:47 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 107 replies
    December 20, 2012 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Fabulous FRiday FAVORITES Tell us about your favorite Christmas present(s) or memory. Only four more days before ChristmasNo shaking, sniffing, or trying to pry off the tape on the presents under the tree.Santa will know. He sees you went you're sleeping. Remember, the Canteen is a family friendly place. We welcome the military, our allies, and their families.Continued prayers for the success and completion of your mission. Prayers for your...
  • What Is Behind Salam Fayyad's Call for "Economic Intifada"?

    12/20/2012 6:03:47 PM PST · by Lera · 3 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 12/20/12 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Instead of seeking way to solve the financial crisis, Fayyad chose to call on Palestinians to boycott all Israeli goods. He is hoping that by calling for an economic intifada, he will succeed in diverting the anger and frustration on the Palestinian street outward to Israel. This has always been the Palestinian Authority's way of avoiding responsibility for anything that goes wrong — by putting all the blame on Israel.
  • No Liberal Can Enjoy Christmas Without This

    12/20/2012 6:00:10 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-20-12 | The Looking Spoon
    This is a repost from last Christmas time. Looks like we got our answer.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 12-20-12

    12/20/2012 5:56:24 PM PST · by dynachrome · 21 replies ^ | 12-20-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Can Ron Brown's ghost stop Hillary?

    12/20/2012 5:55:59 PM PST · by Sioux-san · 17 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/20/2012 | Jack Cashill
    “The Hillary-in-2016 buzz has hit overdrive,” the New York Times reported last week, and the awed Times reporter wondered what candidate, Republican or Democrat, “would dare to come up against a world heroine like Hillary.” “World heroine”? Please. Those of us who have followed Ms. Clinton know that she is no more a heroine of the real Clinton story than Lady Macbeth was the heroine of “Macbeth.” Like Lady Macbeth too, Hillary has her own ghosts, none more potentially troublesome than former Commerce Secretary Ron Brown. On April 3, 2016, as Hillary moves inexorably toward the Democratic nomination, she may...
  • First on CNN: Mark Sanford plans to run for Congress

    12/20/2012 5:48:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 12/20/2012 | Peter Hamby
    Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is launching a political comeback that may begin within days. Sanford is planning to run for the Congressional seat he held almost a decade ago, a Republican source familiar with his thinking told CNN late Thursday. “He’s looking all but certain to do it,” said a former top aide to Sanford, who did not want to be identified while prematurely revealing the plans. A formal announcement will come soon, the source said. Sanford intends to seek the Republican nomination in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District, a seat being vacated by...
  • Pelosi says she proposed a millionaire tax this year to ‘smoke out’ Republicans

    12/20/2012 5:46:42 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    Pelosi says she proposed a millionaire tax this year to ‘smoke out’ Republicans Posted By Nicholas Ballasy On 5:15 PM 12/20/2012 @ 5:15 PM In DC Exclusives - Original Reporting,Politics | No Comments House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi explained on Thursday why she proposed a tax increase on millionaires this year but won’t support it now as part of the House Republican plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. “We must ask the very wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share. Democrats believe that tax cuts for those earning over a million dollars a year should expire and that we should...
  • A California Exodus. But Where Are They Going?

    12/20/2012 5:43:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Fresno KSEE 24 ^ | December 11, 2012 | By Olga Spilewsky and Conan Nolan, NBC
    About 100,000 more people moved away from California in 2011 than relocated to the Golden State, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau.In recent years, unemployment in the state has skyrocketed, while the cost of living has increased.So, where are these Californians going? The Census Bureau calculated that the most popular destination is Texas, with 58,992 residents relocating there along with a number of California companies.Arizona was next on the list, with 49,635 people moving, then Nevada, Washington, and Oregon.Although in smaller numbers, others are still relocating to the Golden State. Texans make up the largest number...
  • The 25 Funniest AutoCorrects Of 2012

    12/20/2012 5:40:14 PM PST · by mkmensinger · 51 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 12-18-12 | Dave Stopera
    Some of these are a bit naughty, but I laughed so hard I cried.
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer: Activate National Guard to Protect Schools

    12/20/2012 5:35:36 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies
    Sen. Barbara Boxer: Activate National Guard to Protect Schools By Jack Coleman Created 12/20/2012 - 8:15pm Senator Barbara Boxer is showing how far she will go in her endeavor to do something, anything in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre. Appearing on Ed Schultz's radio show yesterday, Boxer says she is filing legislation that would allow governors to activate up to 4,000 National Guard soldiers nationwide to provide security at schools. (audio after page break) There's a wrinkle -- the soldiers wouldn't actually be assigned to schools in Boxer's plan. Instead, they'd fill in for local police working "desk...
  • G.O.P. Leaders in House Pull Tax Bill, Citing Lack of Votes

    12/20/2012 5:33:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/20/2012 | JONATHAN WEISMAN
    WASHINGTON – House Republican leaders abruptly pulled their fallback tax bill from the floor Thursday night, conceding that they did not have the votes to pass it. “The House did not take up the tax measure today because it did not have sufficient support from our members to pass,” Speaker John A. Boehner said in a statement. “Now it is up to the president to work with Senator Reid on legislation to avert the fiscal cliff.” The decision was a major setback for the speaker, who was pushing his so-called Plan B to prevent lower tax rates from expiring on...
  • Pangea applies to export LNG to non-Free Trade countries

    12/20/2012 5:28:54 PM PST · by shove_it · 15 replies
    Houston Business Journal ^ | 19 Dec 2012 | Deon Daugherty
    The Woodlands-based Pangea LNG Holdings LLC has requested authority from the U.S. Department of Energy to export liquefied natural gas from its proposed facility in South Texas to non-Free Trade Agreement nations. Pangea has applied to export up to 8 million metric tons of LNG per year. In November, Pangea applied for export authority to countries in which the U.S. has Free Trade Agreements in place. Pangea’s South Texas LNG Project is being developed on a 550-acre site along the north shore of Corpus Christi Bay. The South Texas LNG Project is being designed in two phases, each capable of...
  • Speaker Pelosi 2014 (Vanity)

    12/20/2012 5:22:16 PM PST · by indianrightwinger · 42 replies
    By defeating the Speaker tonight, the GOP delegation in the House gave him the blank check to cut lousy deals with the lousiest President of all times that will pass with Democratic votes. Mark this day. It leads to Democratic control of the House in 2014 at worst or significantly reduced (bare) majority for the GOP. This is the most suicidal political outcome I have ever seen. Good luck!
  • 'Citizens Shouldn't Pay for Costs of Long Healthcare Waiting Times'

    12/20/2012 5:21:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Local ^ | 10 Dec 12
    Forcing public healthcare providers to pay fines for long waiting times, rather than leaving citizens to suffer, would help improve Sweden's public system, argues liberal commentator Nima Sanandaji. There is a surprising lack of constructive debate regarding the future of the Swedish welfare state. At least this is the case when it comes to the Achilles’ heel of the publicly funded systems, namely long waiting times. Sweden indeed has high welfare ambitions. But the system cannot live up to the promises of equal access, safety, and efficiency since many have to wait weeks, months or even years to take advantage...
  • Freep a Poll! (Should GOP break “no tax hike” pledge to cut fiscal cliff deal?)

    12/20/2012 5:18:43 PM PST · by dynachrome · 9 replies ^ | 12-20-12 | Fox News
    Should GOP break “no tax hike” pledge to cut fiscal cliff deal? Yes No
  • Boehner Fiscal Cliff 'Plan B' Rejected by GOP Caucus, House to Recess for Christmas

    12/20/2012 5:16:50 PM PST · by kristinn · 263 replies
    Thursday, Deecember 20, 2012
    Capitol Hill reporters on Twitter writing Speaker Boehner has dropped Plan B fiscal cliff vote tongiht after revolt from House Republican caucus. House will recess until after Christmas.After raucus closed dooor House GOP meeting, Boehner says House has already passed bills to cut spending and taxes to avert fiscal cliff and the ball is the court of the Senate and President Obama.
  • Former Olympian track star worked as Vegas call girl

    12/20/2012 5:10:24 PM PST · by Lizavetta · 82 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 20, 2012 | Larry McShane
    A three-time U.S. Olympic track star made the leap from running to hooking. Blonde and buff All-American mom Suzy Favor Hamilton confessed Thursday to leading a sordid double-life as a high-flying $600-an-hour call girl after she was outed by “I realize I have made highly irrational choices and I take full responsibility for them,” said Hamilton, 44, via her Twitter account. “I am not a victim here and knew what I was doing.” Read more:
  • Mark Levin Says GOP Leadership Threatening Chairmanships Over Plan B Vote

    12/20/2012 5:04:08 PM PST · by tennmountainman · 87 replies
    Mark Levin ^ | 12-20-12 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin, The Great One has just reported that the GOP Leadership has called a Special Conference and are threatening committee chairmanships and assignments because at the moment, they do not have the votes to pass the second bill of Plan B.
  • TIME: Obama Appealed to Low-Information Morons by Losing First Debate to Romney

    12/20/2012 5:03:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush ^ | December 20, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You gotta hear this. Richard Stengel. You thought it was gonna be your story on the castration guy, right? That's coming up. You gotta hear this. Richard Stengel, the TIME Magazine guy, the editor. You know, yesterday he was on Today show, announced Obama as the Person of the Year. He said the reason why they named Obama Person of the of Year is because the no-information voters love the guy. They're transforming America. They actually said this. TIME magazine said it's remarkable he's worth being Person of the Year, 'cause he's the guy that ended up...
  • Fireworks!… O’Reilly Jumps Bob Beckel on The Five (Video)

    12/20/2012 4:45:20 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 20, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Bill O’Reilly gave loudmouth liberal Bob Beckel a verbal beatdown today on The Five. O’Reilly wasn’t going to buy Beckel’s line of crap that the Obama Administration was acting to get chained US Marine Jon Hammar out of Mexican prison for Christmas. “You know, you assume a lot!… So leadership is not saying anything and allowing the people to assume we are doing something while two individuals rot in prison. That’s Bob Beckel’s leadership. Let’s hear it for him.”
  • Dozens of Michigan schools close after Conn. massacre, amid Mayan calendar doomsday scenarios

    12/20/2012 4:42:34 PM PST · by facedown · 35 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/20/12 | AP
    DETROIT — Dozens of Michigan schools canceled classes for thousands of students to cool off rumored threats of violence and problems related to doomsday scenarios based on the Mayan calendar, officials said Thursday.
  • 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...