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  • Immigrant Moms Face Challenge of Adapting to U.S.-Type Meals

    12/22/2012 8:31:37 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 59 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | December 19, 2012 | Fox News Latino
    Latino immigrant mothers, especially those who live in rural areas and subsist on low incomes, face "serious challenges" to preparing nutritious meals, according to a new study. The study, published this week in the Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, says that Hispanic mothers have problems when they want to serve healthy, nourishing food to their youngsters as they confront "new food environments." The research was carried out by Kimberly Greder, PhD, of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Iowa State University, together with Flor Romero de Slowing and Kimberly Doudna, also of ISU.
  • Christie Looking at 2016 Presidential Run

    12/22/2012 8:28:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 126 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 02:11 PM
    New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie makes it clear that he’s considering running for president in the future, after deciding against it for the 2012 election. … GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney suffered in November for appearing out-of-touch with the concerns of average Americans, Christie said. …
  • Guns, Mental Health And Our Children

    12/22/2012 8:28:29 AM PST · by WXRGina · 13 replies
    For Freedom – Galatians 5:1 ^ | December 21, 2012 | Michael D. Day
    Most commentary on the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School seems to focus on either the “gun issue” or the “mental health issue”. The gun issue debates more government control, while the mental health issue debates more demands on our already over-taxed health care system (no pun intended). I read Liza Long’s article, “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother,” in which she calls for “a meaningful, nation-wide conversation about mental health”. I presume the purpose for such a “conversation” would be to find answers to why these things happen and to find out what we can do to prevent this kind...
  • Report: House Members Seeking to Oust Speaker Boehner

    12/22/2012 8:27:25 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12/22/2012 | Kate Hicks
    As members prepare for the 113th Congress, several have been dissatisfied with Speaker Boehner's conduct: he's been accused of booting more conservative members off of major committees, and the abject failure that is "Plan B" seems to have been the final straw for some. Breitbart News reports that there's a plan circulating some offices intended to facilitate the election of a new Speaker of the House come January. Several conservative House Republican members are contemplating a plan to unseat Speaker John Boehner from his position on January 3, Breitbart News has exclusively learned. Staffers have compiled a detailed action plan...
  • Newt Gingrich is on the right track to fix GOP for 2014 and 2016

    12/22/2012 8:26:39 AM PST · by mitchell001 · 40 replies
    Gingrich Productions ^ | December 22, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    Newt Gingrich is working with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to develop a 6 to 9 month planning group to reinvigorate the GOP for 2014 and 2016 and beyond. Tough, major changes are required to match the Dems entrenched political machines and coalitions.
  • 'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida' rocker Dorman dead

    12/22/2012 8:25:11 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    UPI ^ | December 22, 2012
    SANTA ANA, Calif., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Lee Dorman, the bassist for "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" rockers Iron Butterfly, has died of apparent natural causes in California, a coroner said. He was 70. Dorman, who had a history of heart problems, was found dead in his car Friday in Orange County, E! Online reported.
  • Yet another Senate race on the horizon in Mass. (Kerry’s seat)

    12/22/2012 8:24:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 22, 2012 10:31 AM EST | Steve LeBlanc
    Massachusetts voters weary from one of the nation’s costliest and most divisive U.S. Senate races are all but certain to find themselves thrown back into another tumultuous election now that President Barack Obama has nominated Sen. John Kerry for secretary of state. If confirmed by the Senate, as expected, Democrat Kerry would have to resign the seat he’s held for nearly three decades, meaning a special election that will be the state’s third Senate contest since 2010. Jockeying already is well under way. The big question is whether Republican Sen. Scott Brown will go for the seat after losing his...
  • Obama Uses Funeral Service to Talk About Himself

    12/22/2012 8:21:26 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies
    Obama Uses Funeral Service to Talk About Himself Daniel Halper December 22, 2012 10:34 AM President Barack Obama used the funeral for Hawaii senator Daniel Inouye to talk about himself. In the short 1,600 word speech, Obama used the word "my" 21 times, "me" 12 times, and "I" 30 times. Obama's speech discussed how Inouye had gotten him interested in politics. "Danny was elected to the U.S. Senate when I was two years old," he said. Speaking to the audience at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Obama talked about his family and their vacations. "Now, even though my mother...
  • Conflict Resolution 101

    12/22/2012 8:16:19 AM PST · by darkwing104
    Coach is Right ^ | December 22nd, 2012 | Jim Emerson
    Accommodating is the preferred style of conflict resolution often used by the Obama Administration to resolve crisis on the diplomatic stage. Today’s Democrats are too willing to put the needs of terrorists before this country, allies or any other democracies. In fact the only people they see as enemies are American conservatives. Obama will surrender victory in order to maintain peace with people whose only goal is to wipe America off the face of the earth. This White House refuses to do or say anything that might upset America’s enemies; they only want to placate them. In simple terms for...
  • Pope's childhood letter to Baby Jesus shows his faith

    12/22/2012 8:15:40 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    cna ^ | December 20, 2012 | Estefania Aguirre
    Georg (L) and Joseph Ratzinger during their first Mass processional in Traunstein, Germany in 1951. Photo courtesy of Ignatius Press. Marktl am Inn, Germany, Dec 21, 2012 / 04:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Christmas letter that Pope Benedict XVI wrote to Baby Jesus when he was seven years-old demonstrates his devotion to the Sacred Heart and his desire to be a priest. The letter is on display this Advent in the village of Marktl am Inn in Bavaria, where he was born. "Dear Baby Jesus, quickly come down to earth. You will bring joy to children. Also bring me...
  • Tribes

    12/22/2012 8:14:54 AM PST · by DNME · 8 replies
    If you have no capacity for violence then you are a healthy productive citizen: a sheep. If you have a capacity for violence and no empathy for your fellow citizens, then you have defined an aggressive sociopath–a wolf. But what if you have a capacity for violence, and a deep love for your fellow citizens? Then you are a sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the hero’s path. Someone who can walk into the heart of darkness, into the universal human phobia, and walk out unscathed.
  • Predicting the Biggest Stories of 2013, Part 1

    12/22/2012 8:11:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2012 | Steve Deace
    Each December I gaze into my crystal ball and predict what I believe will be the top 10 stories of the coming year. I almost never get these right but they’re fun to speculate about nevertheless. A year from now we’ll take a look back and see how well I did, unless I didn’t do well at all. In that case we will pretend this never happened for the sake of preserving my fragile self-esteem. 10. The highest grossing movie of 2013 will be Iron Man 3. The year is shaping up to be one of the biggest in cinema...
  • Bloomberg and Feinstein. Just saying.

    12/22/2012 8:07:49 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 18 replies
    vanity
    Face it, there are some very prominent Jews running (way, way) out front for gun control.
  • Massacre of the Innocents [Steyn]

    12/22/2012 8:05:06 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/21/2012 | Mark Steyn
    The Newtown killings ought to occasion a little modesty and circumspection. ‘Lullay, Thou little tiny Child, by by, lully, lullay . . . ” The 16th-century Coventry Carol, a mother’s lament for her lost son, is the only song of the season about the other children of Christmas — the first-born of Bethlehem, slaughtered on Herod’s orders after the Magi brought him the not-so-glad tidings that an infant of that city would grow up to be King of the Jews. As Matthew tells it, even in a story of miraculous birth, in the midst of life is death. The Massacre...
  • Let's not let NRA's LaPierre misdirect us with ignorance, lies about media [Moron Alert]

    12/22/2012 8:04:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 12/21/12 | David Zuraw
    What an ignorant, dishonest and pathetic response to Sandy Hook today from the National Rifle Association. As a media critic, I will limit myself to the disingenuous attack on the media from Wayne LaPierre, chief executive of the organization. Of course, it's a shameless attempt to avoid accepting any responsibility by his organization. But in the interest of a sane discussion about media violence -- rather than the demagogued, crazy-right-wing-paranoid speechifying of LaPierre -- some social science research, facts and context need to be presented.
  • Op-Ed: EXPOSÉ: Is the Vatican the Palestinian Arab Spokesman?”

    12/22/2012 8:00:10 AM PST · by haffast · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | Friday, December 21, 2012 2:47 PM | Giulio Meotti
    The Vatican is actively taking part in the Middle East conflict - on the judenrein side. They've been there before. During the past several weeks, the Vatican has worked hard to achieve the dwarfing of Israel into the indefensible 1947 ceasefire lines. Pope Benedict just met in Rome with the Palestinian Authority head, Mahmoud Abbas, hailing the recent United Nations’ resolution on Palestinian non-member statehood. “It is hoped that (the resolution) will encourage the commitment of the international community to finding a fair and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”, a Vatican statement said. Abbas also met with the Cardinal...
  • Anti 'gun confiscation' laws.

    12/22/2012 7:47:13 AM PST · by grumpygresh · 44 replies
    12/22/12 | grumpygresh
    Statements by Obama and NY governor Cuomo and others have made gun owners very worried. If we get an assault weapons ban via congressional action or presidential order, who will stop the momentum from turning to outright confiscation especially in Leftist jurisdictions. I don't know if any states currently have state laws that address this specific issue, but we need to make sure that our gun and property rights are secure from the gun grabbers at all levels.
  • Obama Vacations Again On Our Dime: Where's Jake Tapper Now?

    12/22/2012 7:46:04 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-22-2012 | MOTUS
    “Closed until next year” It’s a good thing Big Guy doesn’t have Jake Tapper to kick around any more.(snip)As I noted the other day, just because Big Guy said “I don’t think I’ve been on vacation,” doesn’t mean he hasn’t been. (snip)the balance of this post is dedicated to your recipes for Sweets and Treats.This is my traditional Christmas bread because I’m always so busy this time of year I forget to eat the bananas and they all turn black and mushy. As it turns out, that is the key to: Best Ever Banana Bread 2 ripe bananas mashed (by...
  • NRA push for armed officers backed by state superintendent [GA]

    12/22/2012 7:44:13 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 17 replies
    ajc.com ^ | 22Dec 12 | Wayne Washington
    NRA push for armed officers backed by state superintendent By Wayne Washington The Atlanta Journal-Constitution The National Rifle Association’s call Friday for armed officers in every school drew quick support from Georgia School Superintendent John Barge, who said it would deter the type of mass killings carried out last week at a Connecticut elementary school. But Barge said financially struggling school districts in Georgia would need help from the state to pay for armed officers. “Having a school resource officer would certainly be ideal,” Matt Cardoza, director of communications at the Georgia Department of Education, said Friday after a conversation...
  • NBC Fawns Over 'White House Christmas,' But Ignores Cost of Obama Vacation to Taxpayers

    12/22/2012 7:41:58 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Dec 19, 2012 | Matt Hadro
    NBC Fawns Over 'White House Christmas,' But Ignores Cost of Obama Vacation to Taxpayers By Matt Hadro | December 19, 2012 | 16:23 Missing from NBC's rosy Wednesday interview of Michelle Obama is her family vacation's cost to taxpayers. Reports are that the taxpayer bill for the Hawaii vacation will top $4 million. "Come Christmas the First Family, Bo included, will head some 5,000 miles away from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue," Today contributing correspondent Jenna Bush Hager said during NBC's "A White House Christmas" segment. "After an exciting but exhausting election season, the Obamas are happy to take this time to...
  • Turning Republican Lemons into Tea Party Lemonade

    12/22/2012 7:36:51 AM PST · by wgflyer · 13 replies
    self | wgflyer
    Republicans in the House have demonstrated no imagination on a daily basis. And general punditry seems to be lacking also thereof. One pundit I heard yesterday, who I have always rather mistrusted, is a self confessed former liberal who backed McCain in 08 and Romney in 12, in the primaries! He now sides with Boehner, suggesting that we were all fools to oppose the Pelosi proposal co-opted by Boehner and known fondly by him as “Plan B” Rubbish. Our pundit’s woe is that now B.O. will let us go over the fiscal cliff (a bipartisan liberal act of cowardice) and...
  • Powers of Ten

    12/22/2012 7:36:08 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | Charles and Ray Eames
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  • Since 2000 Average Salaries Up 44%, While Gov Spending Up 112%

    12/22/2012 7:32:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    Since 2000, how much has your average hourly wage gone up? If you are in the upper crust, the answer may be staggering. If not, perhaps the following chart more closely resembles your experience. Average Hourly Earnings 2000-2012 Just the Facts Ma'am The average hourly earnings was $13.75 on January 1, 2000. The average hourly earnings is currently $19.84.Since 2000, average hourly earnings are up 44.29% Bear in mind, those are averages. Don't be surprised if you are much worse off because of distributional skew (huge wage increases at the high end pull the average up). Moreover, the above chart...
  • Rush For Shoes At Texas Mall Ends With Pepper Spray

    12/22/2012 7:29:44 AM PST · by crosshairs · 42 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 12/21/12 | unknown
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A Fort Worth shoe store may think better of its first-come-first-serve policy after a small riot occurred surrounding the release of the new Retro Air Jordan shoes. The Shoe Palace at Hulen Mall decided to let people line up to buy the shoes. A line formed around 5:00 a.m. and at one point the pushing and shoving in the crowd knocked over a couple police officers working as security. “At that point the mall security officer sprayed a short burst of mace (pepper spray) into the crowd,” Fort Worth police Sergeant Pedro Criado explained. “The Fort...
  • Russian forces take Syrian chemical, biological weapons under control

    12/22/2012 7:24:30 AM PST · by Dave346 · 50 replies
    Debka ^ | December 22, 2012
    The chemical warfare threat looming over Syria’s civil war and its neighbors has taken an epic turn with the announcement by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Saturday, Dec. 22, that “the Syrian government has “consolidated its chemical weapons in one or two locations amid a rebel onslaught and they are under control for the time being.” He added that Russia, “which has military advisers training Syria’s military, has kept close watch over its chemical arsenal.” Debkafile’s military and intelligence sources report: The Russian foreign minister’s statement was a message to Washington that the transfer of Syria’s weapons of mass destruction...
  • The Underachiever's Manifesto

    12/22/2012 7:22:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2012 | Charles Payne
    Byam: Christian lost, too, milord. God knows he's judged himself more harshly than you could judge him. [turns to Fletcher Christian's father]Byam: I say to his father, "He was my friend. No finer man ever lived." [addresses the court again] Byam: I don't try to justify his crime, his mutiny, but I condemn the tyranny that drove 'im to it. I don't speak here for myself alone or for these men you condemn. I speak in their names, in Fletcher Christian's name, for all men at sea. These men don't ask for comfort. They don't ask for safety. If they...
  • Heartless Obama Refuses to Let a Good Tragedy Go to Waste

    12/22/2012 7:17:37 AM PST · by Desperado67 · 5 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 12/20/12 | Rob Binsrick
    During the debate over the so-called fiscal cliff and how politicians in Washington are hoping to avert the cliff and instead just steer the economy toward its continuing downward slope, there has been a plethora of rhetoric spewing from both sides of the debate. But yesterday Barack Obama took the honor for most irrelevant and most heartless rhetoric when he invoked the tragedies of Superstorm Sandy and the Sandy Hook elementary school killings to try to shame Republicans into caving to his proposals.
  • LaTourette: Blame Tea Party “chuckleheads,” not Boehner’s leadership

    12/22/2012 7:16:44 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12-21-2012 | Ed Morrissey
    ..... (snip) That’s not to say that LaTourette doesn’t have a genuine beef, either. Steve Doocy defends the Tea Party opposition to Plan B as a response to Boehner abandoning the key principle of not raising taxes. Unfortunately, that doesn’t make much sense as a defense. At some point, we either cut a deal before the fiscal cliff raises everyone’s taxes, or go off the fiscal cliff and raise everyone’s taxes, or cut the deal after raising everyone’s taxes temporarily. .... And if either of the latter two outcomes happen, then Barack Obama will be able to claim credit for...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Saturn at Night

    12/22/2012 7:09:21 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    NASA ^ | December 22, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Splendors seldom seen are revealed in this glorious picture from Saturn's shadow. Imaged by Cassini on October 17, 2012 during its 174th orbit, the ringed planet's night side is viewed from a perspective 19 degrees below the ring plane at a distance of about 800,000 kilometers with the Sun almost directly behind the planet. A 60 frame mosaic, images made with infrared, red, and violet filters were combined to create an enhanced, false-color view. Strongly backlit, the rings look bright away from the planet but dark in silhouette against the gas giant. Above center, they reflect a faint, eerie...
  • Obama proposes Social Security cuts

    12/22/2012 7:09:16 AM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    World Socialist Web Site ^ | 12/20/12 | Patrick Martin
    Obama proposes Social Security cutsPatrick Martin 20 December 2012 **SNIP** The White House decision to propose cuts in future Social Security benefits is of enormous political significance. Social Security has long been characterized as the “third rail” of American politics—touch it and you die. Obama and Boehner are seeking to break this taboo and create a new political framework for imposing brutal austerity measures on working people. Whatever the immediate outcome of the talks in Washington, whether or not a deal is reached before December 31, the overall direction is clear: entitlement programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are...
  • "Parson Brown," "married" deleted from "Winter Wonderland" song

    12/22/2012 7:09:10 AM PST · by pabianice · 57 replies
    Fox Saturday Morning | 12/23/12
    Was listening to Fox in the background. A local NYC kids' choir just sang "Winter Wonderland." You know, "In the meadow we will build a snow man, we'll pretend that he is Parson Brown, he'll say 'are you married?' we'll say, 'no, man', but you can do the job when you're in town..." Except, the new words are, "we'll pretend that he's a circus clown..." and subsequent lyrics delete all reference to religion. I find this repellant and just one more move toward making any reference to religion unacceptable. As a Jew I'm not up on Christmas songs, but is...
  • The New Robber Barons

    12/22/2012 7:06:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Paul Driessen
    An oil and natural gas boom is underway in the United States, born of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” It has created tens of thousands of well-paying jobs directly, and hundreds of thousands more in hundreds of businesses that supply and support the industry and its workers. In North Dakota, the unemployment rate is 2.4 percent, in large part because of a huge increase in natural gas and crude oil production from deep shale rocks that yielded nothing prior to fracking. The new technology is also driving job growth, higher incomes, and increased tax revenues for hard-pressed...
  • Cravaack likely leaving Minnesota, politics

    12/22/2012 7:01:53 AM PST · by DManA · 11 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 12/22/2012 | Kevin Diaz
    After unseating Minnesota’s longest-serving congressman and interrupting 63 years of DFL dominance on the working-class Iron Range, political newcomer Chip Cravaack is moving on. . . . “It really depends on Traci,” he said in an interview Thursday. “I’ve got a feeling I’ll probably be heading back there, unless some huge opportunity opens up in Minnesota, I’ve got two small kids who need their dad.” The family’s move to New Hampshire last year became a political liability in a district that already skewed heavily Democratic. The move came about after one of his boys, who is autistic, suffered a seizure...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [December 22, 2012]

    12/22/2012 6:47:05 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Drawing of the Father "No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him . . ." —John 6:44 When God begins to draw me to Himself, the problem of my will comes in immediately. Will I react positively to the truth that God has revealed? Will I come to Him? To discuss or deliberate over spiritual matters when God calls is inappropriate and disrespectful to Him. When God speaks, never discuss it with anyone as if to decide what your response may be (see Galatians 1:15-16). Belief is not the result of an...
  • Magic Mushrooms May Explain Santa & His 'Flying' Reindeer

    12/22/2012 6:37:44 AM PST · by P.O.E. · 30 replies
    Live Science.com ^ | 12/20/12 | Douglas Main
    This Christmas, like many before it and many yet to come, the story of Santa and his flying reindeer will be told, including how the "jolly old elf" flies on his sleigh throughout the entire world in one night, giving gifts to all the good children. But according to one theory, the story of Santa and his flying reindeer can be traced to an unlikely source: hallucinogenic or "magic" mushrooms. "Santa is a modern counterpart of a shaman, who consumed mind-altering plants and fungi to commune with the spirit world," ....snip.... According to the theory, the legend of Santa derives...
  • Crony Capitalists Endorse Higher Taxes on their Small Business Competitors

    12/22/2012 6:36:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    December 21, 2012 by Dan Mitchell I’m a big fan of lower corporate tax rates.I also want to eliminate worldwide taxation so American companies can be on a level playing field when competing for market share around the world.And I want to get rid of the double taxation of dividends and capital gains in part because these reforms will boost business investment.Given this track record, I don’t think anybody could accuse me of being an anti-big-business activist.But I do get very irritated when politically connected corporations use cronyism to guard their interests at the expense of other taxpayers and the...
  • 56%: Obama's Approval Soars to 3-Year High

    12/22/2012 6:34:40 AM PST · by Cheerio · 52 replies
    CNSNews ^ | December 21, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama's job approval soared to a three-year high as of Tuesday night, according to the Gallup poll, hitting 56 percent for the first time since the fall of 2009.
  • VICTORIA SOTO’S FREEDOM OF CHOICE

    12/22/2012 6:30:10 AM PST · by Bill Russell · 13 replies
    www.williamrussell.net ^ | 12/22/2012 | Bill Russell
    On December 14, 2012, when Victoria Soto stood in her classroom and heard the gunshots taking the lives of the school administration staff and the students in another classroom, she had very little freedom of choice. Her contractual responsibilities as a teacher required her to safeguard the lives and health of the students she taught. But it was her love for her students required her to stand between them and the evil coming through the doorway. She had very limited options in accomplishing her duty and calling. Perhaps she could have tried to save herself by squeezing into a closet...
  • President resigns after riots leave 22 dead in Argentina

    12/22/2012 6:29:43 AM PST · by Kartographer · 20 replies
    Mail on Line ^ | 12/22/12
    President Fernando De la Rua resigned and fled the government palace in a helicopter, driven from office by a devastating economic crisis and days of rioting that left 22 people dead and homes and supermarkets across Argentina ransacked. De la Rua's sudden downfall yesterday came amid Argentina's worst unrest in a decade. Screeching tear gas canisters arced across the capital and police fired rubber bullets at thousands of anti-government protesters in the runup to his fall. Rioters looted houses and stores in other cities, and more than 200 people were injured nationwide. "I'm delighted he's finally gone. Thank God!" said...
  • Let Freedom Ring!

    12/22/2012 6:23:59 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2012 | Paul Greenberg
    How about that? Not just Barack Obama can "reset" American policy toward Russia, or give it more "flexibility," to quote his not-so-confidential promise to that country's newest czar. (Our president didn't realize he was talking into an open mike at the time.) It turns out that, in this remarkably well-designed government of divided powers, Est. 1787, Congress can do a little resetting itself. Now that co-equal branch of government has reset the terms of trade with Russia, formerly the Soviet Union of unlamented memory, sic semper tryannis. Congress even got the president to sign on to the effort. This latest...
  • Advertising guru blames Obama's 'class warfare' for Hamptons mansion sale

    12/22/2012 6:22:24 AM PST · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 22, 2012 | JENNIFER GOULD KEIL and SELIM ALGAR
    He got taxed out of town. Legendary advertising guru Jerry Della Femina is the latest Hamptons fat cat to unload his East End spread at the precipice of the dreaded fiscal cliff, The Post has learned. The flamboyant Madison Avenue guru has sold his 8,500-square-foot estate — the host of many legendary Hamptons bashes — for $25 million, and blames his flight squarely on President Obama’s fiscal policies. “I want the proceeds of this sale to go to my kids and my grandkids,” said the man behind iconic ad campaigns for Meow Mix and Absolut Vodka. “I don’t want my...
  • I Told You So! Of Course Washington will Steal Your Retirement Benefits

    12/22/2012 6:21:04 AM PST · by Renfield · 48 replies
    The Daily Bell ^ | 12-6-2012 | Ron Holland
    Today the twin fake memes of a "Fiscal Cliff" and "Austerity" are combining to create a contrived excuse to tax and steal far more of your wealth and income, including your retirement benefits. The press is filled with articles and editorials like one recently at CNBC entitled "Amid Tax Talks, a cry of 'Save My 401(k)'." Many retirement, offshore and political experts including Jeff Berwick, Larry Grossman and others are now warning how government revenue needs and austerity measures by the Obama Administration today threaten the private retirement system and benefits of millions of successful Americans. Back on January 28,...
  • RI Teacher Says"I Quit!"/ Government schooling child abuse

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBSgchJe2Z0 At about 2:20 in the video, Mr. Round begins listing what is occurring in his government school. He states that only 4 or 5 of the children in his class were able to consistently endure this treatment. Please think about this. Question: What would happen if parents treated children this way in the home? Question: What would OSHA officials have to say if employers treated their adult employees this way? Answer: It would be called what it is: Abuse! Where are all the "good" teachers standing up and protesting this? Where are the mass resignations? Where are these so-called...
  • CA educators reject NRA call for guns in schools

    12/22/2012 6:18:20 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 33 replies
    edsource.org ^ | December 22, 2012 | Kathryn Baron
    California educators and Democratic politicians are rebuking the National Rifle Association for suggesting that more guns in schools would keep students, teachers and staff safer. The NRA broke its silence about the massacre of children and teachers last week at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School, holding a news conference Friday in Washington, D.C. “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” said NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre in a quote heard around the country. He called on Congress to put armed police officers in every school in the country....
  • GERMANS RETREATING ‘IN DISORDER,’ RUSSIAN DRIVE ADVANCES 15 MILES (12/22/42)

    12/22/2012 6:17:39 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 10 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 12/22/42 | Ralph Parker, Henry Shapiro, Frank L. Kluckhohn, F. Tillman Durdin, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Law Firm Hit With $429,000 Verdict Over Faked Asbestos Suits

    12/22/2012 6:05:58 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/21/12 | Daniel Fisher
    A West Virginia jury found two members of a Pittsburgh law firm liable of civil racketeering for conspiring with a radiologist to fabricate evidence in asbestos lawsuits against railroad operator CSX.
  • Judge fines protester who got a mouthful of pepper spray (CAPTION the occupy freeloader)

    12/22/2012 6:05:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    KATU ^ | 12/21/12
    Judge fines protester who got a mouthful of pepper sprayBy KATU.com Staff Published: Dec 21, 2012 at 9:49 PM PST PORTLAND, Ore. - An Occupy Portland protester who was blasted in the face with pepper spray was found guilty this week of ignoring police orders and will now have to pay a fine. **SNIP** A judge has now fined Nichols $260 for not listening to police and following their orders that day.
  • Christmas is a Reminder and a Test

    12/22/2012 6:04:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2012 | Kathryn Lopez
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    TEC ^ | 12-22-2012 | Michael Snyder
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