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  • Bernard Shaw's advice: Abolish the constitution

    12/21/2012 8:12:44 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    Here are two old videos of an interview with Bernard Shaw. It's the same interview, just captured at different angles, probably by different camera crews as they're cut differently. These interviews took place quite some time into FDR's presidency, as Shaw makes reference to the Court's repeated actions to stop him. Bernard Shaw: I've been here before, I told you what to do and you haven't done it. And you're up to your neck in trouble, in consequence. I told you in New York. I put it to you very carefully and exactly. I told you that what you had...
  • America is now run by angry, feral adolescents fueled by hatred, jealousy and revenge

    12/21/2012 8:12:04 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 9 replies ^ | Dec. 21, 2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer
    Minority groups in America live better here than they do in other parts of the world. This is true for both Blacks and Hispanics. “Poor” in America is a description of at least lower middle class or better in many countries around the world. Yet when given a chance, these groups gladly plunged America into a dark and dangerous future to take their “revenge” against our nation. On first glance this lust for revenge seems counterintuitive. But closer examination explains this rage. Both groups are fueled by greed hatred jealousy and a thirst for revenge stoked to a roaring flame...

    12/21/2012 8:11:55 AM PST · by rellimpank · 12 replies
    Breeitbart-Big Gov't ^ | 21 dec 2012 | WILLIAM BIGELOW
    Despite the attempts by the Left to use the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut to forward their anti-gun agenda, Americans feel that there are other avenues they would rather explore to protect to innocent children, according to a new Gallup Poll. In order of preference, the poll shows that 53% of Americans would favor an increased police presence at schools, 50% wanted to increase government spending on mental health screening and treatment, 47% thought that gun violence on TV, in movies and in video games should be decreased, and 42% thought the sale of assault and semi-automatic guns should be banned....
  • Samsung Tapes Out First 14nm FinFET Test Chips.

    12/21/2012 8:08:59 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 1 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | 12/20/2012 08:06 PM | Anton Shilov
    Samsung Reaches 14nm FinFET Process Technology Development Milestone Samsung Electronics on Thursday said that it reached another milestone in the development of 14nm FinFET process technology with the successful tape-out of multiple development vehicles, including ARM Cortex-A7 test chip, in collaboration with its key design and IP partners. In addition, Samsung has signed an agreement with ARM for 14nm physical IP and libraries.Samsung Tapes Out ARM Cortex-A7, Near Threshold Voltage Chip on 14nm Process Tech As part of its 14nm FinFET development process, Samsung, and its ecosystem partners – ARM, Cadence, Mentor and Synopsys – taped out multiple test chips...
  • So what’s Plan C?

    12/21/2012 7:59:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/21/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    What happens when Plan B fails? That answer may matter less than the question of what happens to the man who promised Plan B would work in the first place. Chris Cillizza writes that John Boehner climbed onto a big limb with Plan B --- and then watched as his own caucus sawed it off: To be clear: This was a gambit by Boehner designed to be a show of force to President Obama. This was Boehner putting himself out on a limb in hopes wavering members would follow him. This vote mattered to Boehner.And he lost it.ItÂ’s not clear...
  • Obama Responds to Gun Violence Outcry (projectile barf alert)

    12/21/2012 7:59:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/21/12 | assoc. press
    President Obama issued a video response to the We the People petitions submitted to the White House after the Newtown shootings. Petitions relating to gun violence have gained more than 400,000 signatures in the past week. (Dec. 21)
  • Boehner Gets a Lump of Coal From Tea Party & We Get Gump's Goulash!

    12/21/2012 7:57:58 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-21-2012 | MOTUS
    The Tea Party gave Boehner’s Plan B from Outer Space a giant thumbs down last night, thus ending this season’s finale of Washington’s kabuki theatre with a real cliff hanger. The kabuki dilemma: Rebuilt the cliff or move the house? (snip)Harry had already announced that he was getting’ nuttin’ for Christmas. 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.(snip)   Sorry Jon-boy, no money for Christmas presents this year. Not that any of this matters, as the Mayan’s have deemed today...
  • Behind the scenes of a GOP meltdown

    12/21/2012 7:57:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/21/2012 | Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan
    Things were so bad for Speaker John Boehner Thursday night, support for his Plan B tax bill so diminished, the limits of his power with his own party laid bare, that he stood in front of the House Republican Conference and recited the Serenity Prayer. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” Boehner nearly cried. The Ohio Republican accepted that he couldn’t change the minds of his House Republican Conference. He tried to convince them that, facing tough negotiations with...
  • BAE unveils Ł2.5 bn deal for military jets to Oman

    12/21/2012 7:55:10 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki
    Agence France Presse ^ | 12/22/2012 | Roland Jackson
    BAE unveils Ł2.5 bn deal for military jets to Oman LONDON — British defence giant BAE Systems unveiled on Friday a Ł2.5-billion ($4.1-billion, 3.1-billion-euro) deal to sell 12 Eurofighter Typhoon combat jets and eight Hawk trainer planes to Oman. The deal, which will help sustain thousands of jobs in Britain, is the first major order since BAE Systems failed to merge with European aerospace giant EADS earlier this year, but failed to boost shares in the British company. "BAE Systems and the government of the Sultanate of Oman have entered into a contract for the supply of Typhoon and Hawk...

    12/21/2012 7:51:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/21/2012 | Human Events Editors
    Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin has been named the Human Events Conservative of the Year 2012, succeeding Rep. Paul Ryan, Human Events announced Thursday. The Editors said Walker was chosen because he brought the benefits of conservatism to a financially troubled state, and survived numerous harsh encounters with a relentlessly hostile political environment. He was denounced, protested, and demonized to the point where he shared space with Adolf Hitler and deposed Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak on protest signs. Big Labor unleashed a tidal wave of money and organizational power against him. His adversaries were willing to break every rule to...
  • Superintendents Falsely Claim Charter Schools Shortchange Poor Children

    12/21/2012 7:50:29 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/19/2012 | Tom Gantert
    Seventy-one Michigan public school superintendents signed a letter that ran on a state-wide news site that claimed that charter schools were serving middle class students while “creating a permanent underclass in our inner cities.” But state of Michigan data for the 2011-2012 school year shows there is a higher percentage of free- and reduced-lunch eligible students in charter schools than in conventional public school districts. Charter schools had 69.8 percent of students on free- and reduced-lunch statewide while 46.2 percent of the students statewide in conventional public schools were on free- and reduced-lunch. That data is from the Center for...
  • Three to be charged in Indianapolis explosion

    12/21/2012 7:43:15 AM PST · by John W · 8 replies ^ | December 21, 2012 | WTHR
    NDIANAPOLIS - The Marion County Prosecutor's Office will announce charges Friday morning against three people in connection with the Nov. 10th Indianapolis south side explosion. A news conference is planned for 11:15 am. Watch it on or WTHR Channel 13. Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry, along with representatives from cooperating public safety agencies, will speak at the news conference. Homeowner Monserrate Shirley and her boyfriend, Mark Leonard, who lived in the home, and Leonard's brother, Robert Leonard, were arrested this morning.
  • Just Ban Guns - Yeah! That'll Work!

    12/21/2012 7:40:32 AM PST · by rusty schucklefurd · 38 replies
    12/21/12 | rusty schucklefurd
    All the liberals want to ban guns as the solution to the horrible "assualt weapons" massacres we've seen in the last few years. Exactly how would that work? Would it work?
  • Next Move Is Obama’s After Boehner’s Tax Plan Fails (McConnell preparing to surrender?)

    12/21/2012 7:37:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/21/12 | JACKIE CALMES
    With House Republicans’ revolt over their leader’s tax plan the evening before, President Obama on Friday faced the challenge of finding a new tax-and-spending solution — perhaps working now with Senate Republicans — to prevent a looming fiscal crisis in January. -snip- Officials in the administration and Congress, and in both parties, suggested the likeliest route was for Mr. Obama to seek a bipartisan accord with Senator Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat who is the Senate majority leader, and Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Senate Republican minority leader, and hope that it could get through the House under deadline...
  • TheBlaze Magazine Exclusive Book Excerpt: The Power of Talk Radio

    12/21/2012 7:34:16 AM PST · by TeaPartyJakes · 2 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 4, 2012 | Chris Field
    In the December 2012 issue, The Blaze provides exclusive excerpts from Fred Lucas’ new book, “The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Radio Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment.” In the book, Lucas covers the growth, influence, major players and victories conservative talk radio has seen over the years. He provides history lessons and insight into how and why radio has been so influential. In an exclusive feature for TheBlaze Magazine, “Power of Talk,” Lucas gives us adapted excerpts from his new book. The magazine feature includes coverage of the Left’s attempts to tie right-wing talk...
  • A 'what if' gun-seizure scenario

    12/21/2012 7:18:13 AM PST · by Perseverando · 114 replies
    WND ^ | December 20, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah warns, 'Something very bad for America is coming' (Editor’s note: The following commentary by Joseph Farah is a hypothetical scenario, but one all-too-believable given the anti-gun hysteria in the media and here in the nation’s capital. It is offered in the spirit of what former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel once said: “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”) WASHINGTON – President Obama today issued a sweeping executive order banning the manufacture, sale and possession of all semi-automatic firearms in the U.S. Obama cited for his authority for the action a national state of...
  • Rush LImbaugh Show,"MERRY CHRISTMAS!",M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,WABC AM,EST December 21,2012

    12/21/2012 7:16:14 AM PST · by Biggirl · 65 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 21,2012 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Elite Vatican Squad Scales High Spots to Keep Basilica Spic and Span

    12/21/2012 7:15:52 AM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The sounds of a woman chanting in a side chapel blended with the less traditional hum of a hydraulic lift one recent morning in St. Peter's Basilica. Pilgrims were pressed against a barricade pointing cameras at workmen strapped in climbing harnesses, teetering atop the baldacchino, the massive bronze canopy over the main altar. Twice a year, typically before Christmas and Easter, a select team of Vatican workers breaks out its polyester dusters, vacuum cleaner and bronze polishing fluid to clean Gian Lorenzo Bernini's 100-foot-high, 63-ton masterpiece. Until recently, they had to climb up the twisting columns,...
  • Bring back US jobs. (vanity)

    12/21/2012 7:14:30 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 19 replies
    Just to mention this: Today our unemployment rate increased yet again.
  • The Hobbit and Evil

    Some may see the films or books as just entertainment, but Tolkien spent a lifetime creating a mythos with far more detail than most writers ever imagine. An Oxford professor, he approached his writing as if it were a scholarly pursuit. Yet it was still entertaining and captivating, full of themes and message (though he never intentionally preached, so to speak, his beliefs informed his work). That’s why it has endured for so long (The Hobbit was originally published in 1937, mainly directed at children. Don’t see many children books like this anymore, do we?). Tolkien drew on many influences...
  • Rush Limbaugh Says Obama Named Time's 'Person of the Year' Because He Represents 'New, Stupid....

    12/21/2012 7:07:25 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Says Obama Named Time's 'Person of the Year' Because He Represents 'New, Stupid America' By Randy Hall Created 12/21/2012 - 9:43am Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has slammed Time magazine's selection of President Barack Obama for the 2012 “Person of the Year” award when he charged on Wednesday and Thursday that the Democratic incumbent was re-elected because he appealed to “low-information morons” who make up a new demographic in the nation. On Wednesday's syndicated program, Limbaugh responded to the announcement made that morning on NBC's “Today Show” by stating that Richard Stengel, the editor of the...
  • Joe Friday: Man Out of Time

    12/21/2012 7:03:09 AM PST · by bestintxas · 31 replies
    am spectator ^ | 12/21/12 | d flynn
    Dragnet’s Jack Webb died thirty years ago, and a lot of America has been dead ever since. Jack Webb, who died thirty years ago this weekend, arrived at the right time. “After the war, people were much more realistic,” notes Peggy Webber, star of more than 100 Dragnet episodes. “They wanted things to be as honest as possible. And he filled the bill.” Dragnet, as the just-the-facts catchphrase it inspired indicates, depicted police work without the frills. Whereas other detective stories attracted listeners through the promise of a weekly shootout, Dragnet snagged them by keeping the weapons holstered. The iconic...
  • Bethlehem Basilica’s wooden ceiling is among Med(iterranean)’s oldest

    12/21/2012 7:02:49 AM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | December 18, 2012 | GIORGIO BERNARDELLI
    An Italian study carried out on the Basilica’s wooden beams has revealed that the cedar was carved between the 6th and 7th centuries In the next few days, as is the case every year, all eyes will be on the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem. But the deeper the studies on this ancient church go, the more surprises it seems to have in store. This is what transpires from a report published yesterday in the last edition of the Journal of Cultural Heritage and on report presents the results of a long study carried out on the Basilica’s...
  • Report: Jon Hammar to be released from Mexican prison today

    12/21/2012 6:58:27 AM PST · by alancarp · 59 replies
    fox news world ^ | 12/21/2012 |
    DEVELOPING: Jon Hammar, the U.S. Marine imprisoned in Mexico on a gun charge, will be released today, his mother told Fox News Radio. Olivia Hammar said the judge hearing Hammar's case issued a ruling in his favor and that her son is to be released at a time on Friday yet to be announced. No more details were available. Hammar, 27, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been stuck in a notorious, drug cartel-controlled prison just 15 miles south of the U.S. border since Aug. 13, after he crossed into Mexico and declared an antique shotgun to Mexican customs...
  • Pig flying moment at the Huff Pos: US backing anti-western jihadists in Syria

    12/21/2012 6:56:40 AM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 21, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Reality check on Syria and who Obama is backing. Heads are going to roll (no pun intended) over at the Puff Ho. Someone didn't get the memo on the Muslim Brotherhood. Notice that the few of us who have a spot-on record of predicting events in Egypt, Libya, and now Syria are still marginalized and prohibited from weighing in on the oped pages of big media. Expect no mea culpas from the media or a reversal of coverage. It's a death march. And the more wrong they are, the more they dig in their hooves. "Expert: West Helping Wahabbi Winter...
  • Man carrying board with words ‘high-powered rifle’ into Sandy Hook Elementary in Virginia arrested

    12/21/2012 6:54:32 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 20, 2012
    A Virginia man was arrested Wednesday after police say he brought a 2-by-4-foot board with the words 'High Powered Rifle' written on its side into Sandy Hook Elementary School in the town of Strasburg, reported. Christopher Johnson, 33, was apparently trying to bring attention to how easy it is to bring a weapon into a school, Scott Proctor, a major at the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s office, said. Johnson was reportedly detained by a school resource officer before he was taken into police custody.
  • Westboro Church to protest at fallen Marine's funeral in Slidell, Louisiana

    12/21/2012 6:53:53 AM PST · by LSUfan · 17 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 20 Dec 12 | Dana Viera
    The Westboro Baptist Church had said that they planned to picket and protest at the funeral services of the 27 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that occurred last Friday but so far their threats have not happened. Now they are saying via their website,, that they will preach to everyone at the fallen marine, Sgt. Michael Guillory of Pearl River, Louisiana's funeral...
  • Weekly jobless claims rise 17,000 to 361K

    12/21/2012 6:52:17 AM PST · by InterestedQuestioner · 13 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/20/12 | AP
    The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week by 17,000, reversing four weeks of declines.
  • Obama Names Lobbyist for Plan B Drug as Top HHS Lawyer

    12/21/2012 6:51:34 AM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | December 20, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    President Barack Obama, in what appears to be a significant conflict of interest, has named a lobbyist for the maker of the Plan B morning after pill as the top attorney for the Health and Human Services Department.Obama nominated William Schultz to become the leading attorney for the Department of Health and Human Services at a time when it faces dozens of lawsuits from pro-life and religious groups over the HHS mandate requiring religious employers to pay for drugs that may cause abortions.“William Schultz’s nomination as general counsel of HHS once again demonstrates that Obama’s lobbyist restrictions were toothless, and...
  • Two arrested while supporting woman facing deportation

    12/21/2012 6:50:33 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    WGHP/MYFOX8 ^ | December 20, 2012 | Brandon Jones
    GREENSBORO, N.C. —Maria Perez’s fate isn’t clear right now. The mother of three young girls has lived in the Alamance County for the past decade. She’s often known as provider. Perez also takes care of her elderly father who suffers from glaucoma. Perez is set to be deported back to Mexico on December 27th ripping her away from the family that loves her so much. Perez turned to the North Carolina Dream Team for help
  • Popping Our Bubbles

    12/21/2012 6:49:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | December 21, 2012 | Charles Payne
    So I'm at CVS last night and notice there seems to be more shelf space allotted for Perrier, the French brand that sparked the sparkling water invasion in America, to then only become something of a pariah in the very market it helped to create. Flash back to 1977 when the invasion began. Perrier became an instant hit among the hip crowd and soon appeared in movies and all the cool places. The brand had actually been on something of a roll since 1863 when Napoleon III granted rights to use its spring source for drinking water and bathing. In...
  • Big Business Sells Out Small Business

    12/21/2012 6:44:41 AM PST · by LRoggy · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/21/12 | Kimberly Strassel
    Big Business Sells Out Small Business CEOs say yes to higher individual taxes in return for Obama's promise of corporate tax reform. By KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL Were the Hollywood academy to hand out Oscars for roles in this fiscal cliff drama, the winner of the Best Charlatan award would not be in much doubt. Corporate America, take your bow. Say this for the Republicans and Democrats: Both sides are fighting over principles. Nothing so generous can be said for the bulk of America's corporate chieftains, whose agenda lately has been to stick it to everyone else. As the negotiations have...
  • Ad Aware can't find FreeRepublic

    12/21/2012 6:37:47 AM PST · by PizzaDriver · 9 replies
    self | 12/21/12 | self
    If I use my Opera browser to fine Free Republic [as is my normal] today I get an Ad Aware page stating that the Server is not found, Yet through Firefox, I get here.
  • Time to Get Rid of Tax Preferences for Housing in the Internal Revenue Code

    12/21/2012 6:37:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | December 21, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Even though I knew some people would call me Scrooge, I wrote a few days ago about why we should get rid of the tax deduction for charitable contributions in exchange for lower tax rates. Simply stated, I’m a big advocate of fundamental tax reform, and I would like to scrap the corrupt internal revenue code and replace it with a simple and fair flat tax.Needless to say, that also means getting rid of tax preferences for housing. I make the case against the home mortgage interest deduction in this interview on the Fox Business Network.Since a short TV interview...
  • Report: Russian Mafia Behind Stockbroker Killings

    12/21/2012 6:36:57 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 4 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 12/21/12 | Friends of Ours
    The FBI believes it has solved the 1999 murders of crooked stockbrokers Alan Chalem and Mayir Lehmann in Colts Neck, NJ as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News. The victims supposedly were involved with "pump and dump" schemes operated out of "boiler rooms" which used high pressure sales tactics ("the pump") in order to sell worthless stocks ("the dump") to unsophisticated investors through cold calls, and Russian businessmen allegedly hired hit men to whack the pair rather than pay their $5 million cut of the illicit gains. No word on when arrests will be made.
  • Finally, the Right Mascot for Radical Environmentalists

    12/21/2012 6:33:41 AM PST · by Outside da Box · 5 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 12/21/2012 | Robert Gordon
    The green community is readying to add to these Endangered Species Act injustices, fashioning a new weapon—the American burying beetle. As one liberal blogger puts it, the beetles “have earned the attention both of TransCanada and of environmental groups dedicated to protecting endangered species and interested as well in stopping the [Keystone XL] pipeline’s construction.” [emphasis added].
  • Obama Statement on Sandy Hook Massacre Moment of Silence Snubs Victim Nancy Lanza

    12/21/2012 6:28:15 AM PST · by kristinn · 46 replies
    Twitter ^ | Friday, December 21, 2012 | President Barack Hussein Obama II
    The White House‏@whitehouse 20 beautiful children & 6 remarkable adults. Together, we will carry on & make our country worthy of their memory. -bo#MomentForSandyHook
  • GOP's Plan B Would End Paralyzing Uncertainty Over Tax Rates And Boost Economic Growth

    12/21/2012 6:28:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | December 21, 2012 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - The dizzying, budgetary roller coaster ride careened closer to the "fiscal cliff" this week when House Speaker John Boehner tossed a new Plan B into negotiations with the White House. Just when it seemed Boehner and President Obama were nearing a deal, the speaker changed course, voicing doubts a full package could be worked out in time before the January 1 deadline. That's when a combustible combination of higher taxes and sweeping automatic defense and domestic spending cuts will send the economy into a recession, economists say. Boehner's eleventh hour rescue plan would permanently extend virtually all of...
  • Red flowers for Stalin’s birthday

    12/21/2012 6:27:14 AM PST · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    Communists across Russia are celebrating 133 years since the birth of one of the most influential dictators of the past century, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. Several hundred communists gathered on Moscow’s central Red Square to honor the memory of Stalin and lay flowers at his grave by the Kremlin wall. Tributes were led by the leader of the Communist Party Gennady Zyuganov with people carrying portraits of their idol along with red roses. Various events to commemorate Stalin’s birthday have also been held on Friday in other Russian cities.
  • Arizona cops foil girl's school shooting plot with help from Toronto police

    12/21/2012 6:22:25 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Dec. 21, 2012 | The Canadian Press | Associated Press
    PHOENIX - Officials in the U.S. say detectives have arrested a 16-year-old female student and foiled an Arizona school shooting plot with the help of Toronto police. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says the girl's threat was posted on a YouTube channel owned by a transgender community in Toronto. The owner of the channel contacted Toronto police who then tracked down the teen who had plans to gun down her schoolmates at Red Mountain High and kill herself. According to Sheriff Joe Arpaio, U.S. detectives acted within hours of being alerted by officers in Toronto on Wednesday and visited the...
  • December 21st

    12/21/2012 6:21:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | December 21, 2012 | Paul Greenberg
    So little time, so much to do, what with Christmas almost here. Cards to mail, last-minute presents to buy, stockings to hang. ... It must have been like that the day they found him out by the railroad tracks. That was long ago in little Pine Bluff, Ark. -- but he still comes to mind every time the calendar flips to the 21st of December. Unbidden, untended, unnoticed, he lay there. For who knows how long. He'd come at a most inconvenient time -- just four days before all Christendom celebrates the birth of Him who said, "Inasmuch as ye...
  • John Kerry Slandered an American Hero

    12/21/2012 6:16:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | December 21, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    During solemn hearings on the floor of the U.S. Senate investigating drugs and terrorism a swarthy Hispanic who landed on U.S. shores with the clothes on his back and was graciously put on the path to U.S. citizenship repeatedly insulted a U.S. Senator who was also a highly decorated war veteran, an Ivy League graduate and a scion of a wealthy and politically-connected American family. The smartmouthed Latino was accused of drug-running and money-laundering to finance terrorists. He was testifying under oath –sneeringly and with a heavy Spanish accent-- upon a subpoena by lawmakers of the nation that had shown...
  • Freeze frame: Incredible close-up pictures of ice (title shortened)

    12/21/2012 6:09:26 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 15 replies ^ | 20 December 2012 | Matt Blake
    These spell-binding pictures bring a whole new meaning to the term freeze frame. They look like painstakingly carved ice art that even the most experienced sculptors would be proud of. But take a cold, hard look and you will see they are in fact tiny natural ice formations, captured in minute detail. Andrew Osokin has captured stunning images of ice formations and snow using macro photography.
  • Report Indicates Obama Lied To Nation About Benghazi Attack Motivation

    12/21/2012 6:03:56 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 28 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 12/21/12 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
    State Department's Accountability Review Board Report Leaves It To Obama Explain His And His Minions' Explanations. According to President Barack Obama, the alleged protest before the attack on the Special Mission Benghazi was purportedly caused by spontaneous mob’s emotional reaction to an anti-Islamic video produced in the U.S. However, the ARB’s conclusion, “there was no protest prior to the attacks,” directly contradicts the president’s, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s, UN Ambassador Susan Rice’s, and White House Spokesman Jay Carney’s repeated false statements to the nation blaming the video as the motivation for the attack and the deaths of four Americans,...
  • Russian lawmakers pass ban on U.S. adoption [On Every Level, Obama-Hillary "Reset" is a FAILURE]

    12/21/2012 6:01:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | December 21, 2012 | CNN STAFF
    Lawmakers in Moscow moved to ban Americans from adopting Russian children Friday, as they passed a bill that imposes a series of sanctions on U.S. interests, state media reported. Russia is one of the top sources of international adoptions to the United States. The State Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament, adopted the bill on its third reading, the state-run RAPSI news agency reported. The measure will now move to the Federation Council and, if approved there, will go to President Vladimir Putin to be signed into law, the news agency said. The legislation could affect hundreds of American families...
  • State EBT panel nixes slew of major reforms

    12/21/2012 5:59:49 AM PST · by massmike · 8 replies ^ | 12/21/2012 | Chris Cassidy
    The panel reviewing the EBT system took a pass on major reforms yesterday, but Republicans are promising a fight in the state Legislature in the new year to fix the abuse-ravaged system once and for all. The EBT Cashless Commission’s final report was approved yesterday and called for more education and stricter enforcement but skipped over the toughest proposals. “The recommendations in the report are weak and ineffective, especially considering one of them is already law,” said state Rep. Shaunna O’Connell (R-Taunton), one of the members of the commission composed of legislators and state advocates. “It was a missed opportunity...
  • Illumination From Medieval Manuscripts

    12/21/2012 5:58:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | December 21, 2012 | Suzanne Fields
    NEW YORK CITY -- It hasn't been an easy time -- year, decade, early century -- for organized religion. Books by atheists proliferate, some meaner than others. Fewer men and women attend church or synagogue services. The season highlights Christmas and in recent years Hanukkah, but the cultural emphasis is more materialistic than meditative. Confidence in organized religion has declined to 44 percent, as measured by Gallup. When tragedy strikes, as in Newtown, Conn., prayer resides mostly in the shadows of those personally affected. The public ritual requires politicians to assure survivors of their thoughts and prayers -- what one...
  • Why God Created the GOP

    12/21/2012 5:53:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | December 21, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    "God put the Republican Party on earth to cut taxes. If they don't do that, they have no useful function." Columnist Robert Novak was speaking of the party that embraced the revolution of Ronald Reagan, who had hung a portrait of Calvin Coolidge in his Cabinet Room and set about cutting income tax rates to 28 percent. But, to be historically precise, the GOP was not put here to cut taxes. From infancy in the 1850s, its mission was to halt the spread of slavery. From 1865 to 1929, it was the party of high tariffs. Mission: Build the nation...
  • A Fiscal Flowchart For Dummies: Here Is What Happens Next

    12/21/2012 5:49:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/21/2012 | Tyler Durden
    Confused by what is about to take place amid the loud noise, political posturing and rhetoric that as soon as tomorrow will hit an unseen before level as Obama's plan to split the GOP has worked so well it has completely backfired and thrown any game theoretical forecasts out of the window? Here is Goldman's fiscal flowchart, which is not for faint of heart, as ever more signs point to the box with the all caps "recession" written all over it. 
  • US Treasury Tightens Squeeze On Brothers Circle

    12/21/2012 5:49:43 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 1 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 12/21/12 | Friends of Ours
    The U.S. Treasury Department has added three individuals with alleged ties to the crime group Brothers' Circle to a blacklist which bans American citizens and companies from conducting any business with them according to a press release: "today's action targets Zakhariy Kalashov for acting for or on behalf of, or providing material support to, the Brothers' Circle, as well as Almanbet Anapiyaev and Adilet Kasenov, for acting for or on behalf of, or providing material support to, Kamychbek Kolbayev." The Treasury Department previously placed Kolbayev on its black list. According to the press release the Brothers' Circle "is a criminal...