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  • We Three Kings (Coolest Christmas song EVER)

    12/23/2012 12:36:39 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Pink Martini
    I just recently discovered Pink Martini when the local classical FM station added them to the playlist. Enjoy!
  • Silver-collar economy: Kalamazoo-area workers follow national trend in putting off retirement

    12/23/2012 12:21:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | December 23, 2012 | Yvonne Zipp
    KALAMAZOO, MI – It may be time to put away those rocking chairs and list the golf clubs on eBay. Whether driven by economic necessity or a desire to remain engaged, more people are punching clocks well past their 65th birthday. In 2012, one in nine men over age 75 was working, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and one in 20 women over 75 were employed. That was the highest number recorded since the government started keeping those statistics in 1981. "I do think that a lot of people who are approaching later in life these days...
  • Teachers attacked by children as young as FOUR: Rising tide of violence in Britain's primary schools

    12/23/2012 12:12:13 PM PST · by Arthurio · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12.21
    Pupils as young as four are using scissors, chairs, bats and staple guns to attack teachers amid a rising tide of violent indiscipline in primary schools. Growing numbers of teachers are falling victim to serious assaults by young pupils who punch, stab, kick, bite and push. Cases detailed in incident logs include an attempted strangling with a scarf and an injury to a teacher who disarmed a pupil caught carrying a kitchen knife. Children also arm themselves with any classroom items at hand - including sharpened pencils, metal stools, large batteries, tennis rackets and computer keyboards. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2251974/Teachers-attacked-children-young-FOUR-Rising-tide-violence-Britains-primary-schools.html#ixzz2FuKBDSzK Follow...
  • Down to -50C: Russians freeze to death as strongest-in-decades winter hits

    12/23/2012 12:11:21 PM PST · by FreeReign · 80 replies
    rt.com ^ | 19 December, 2012 | RIA Novosti / Yakov Andreev
    Russia is enduring its harshest winter in over 70 years, with temperatures plunging as low as -50 degrees Celsius. Dozens of people have already died, and almost 150 have been hospitalized. The country has not witnessed such a long cold spell since 1938, meteorologists said, with temperatures 10 to 15 degrees lower than the seasonal norm all over Russia. Across the country, 45 people have died due to the cold, and 266 have been taken to hospitals. In total, 542 people were injured due to the freezing temperatures, RIA Novosti reported. The Moscow region saw temperatures of -17 to -18...
  • Delhi gang-rape protests: Scores injured, PM appeals for calm

    12/23/2012 12:10:05 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 33 replies
    Zeenews Bureau ^ | December 23, 2012 | Zeenews Bureau
    New Delhi: Hundreds of people, mainly the young, on Sunday continued their noisy protests against the gang-rape of a 23-year-old woman, sparking off sporadic clashes with polices. Having barricaded all roads leading to the Rashtrapati Bhavan and nearby government offices, security forces sprayed water at a large crowd shouting slogans against the Delhi police and demanding death to the rapists. Eight Delhi Metro stations were shut today, but that seemed to have no impact on the crowds. There is genuine and justified anger and anguish at this ghastly incident, PM said today on Delhi gangrape. I appeal to all concerned...
  • Cops: Man Shot Two Girls Who Saw Him Shoot Motel Clerk

    12/23/2012 12:04:23 PM PST · by Arthurio · 27 replies
    CBS ^ | 12.13
    CHICAGO (STMW) – A 21-year-old man already in jail for shooting two girls on the West Side earlier this week did so, according to authorities, because they were witnesses to his shooting of a motel clerk who would not let him and the girls check in. David Victory, a parolee who was denied bond on Wednesday after being charged with attempted murder for the shooting of two 17-year-old girls on the West Side, now faces an additional count of attempted murder, and gun charges, for shooting the motel clerk in Cicero. About 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, a clerk at the Karavan...
  • Police In Riot Gear Break Up Brawl Among Parents At Youth Football Game

    12/23/2012 12:02:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    AP) ^ | December 23, 2012 8:35 AM
    Police in riot gear flooded the field of a youth football game in Southern California to stop a brawl that involved dozens and possibly hundreds of adult spectators. Chino police told the San Bernardino Sun they received several calls saying a melee had broken out amid a crowd of hundreds of parents who were watching a Pop Warner playoff game at the city’s Ayala Park on Saturday. Sgt. Frank Mena said ..... one of the teams was from Alhambra, but did not know the hometown of the other. Chino is in San Bernardino County 35 meals east of Los Angeles.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "It's A Wonderful Life"(1946)

    12/23/2012 11:58:34 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 17 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1946 | Frank Capra
    Today being Christmas Eve Eve is the inspiration for today's feature. The beloved perennial Christmas classic about a man who sees what life would've been liked if he had never been born. Starring conservative Republican and WWII veteran James Stewart and directed by Republican, pro-American director Frank Capra. Possibly my favorite film of all time.
  • E. Idaho call center closes, 100 workers lose jobs

    12/23/2012 11:50:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    REXBURG, Idaho (AP) — About 100 workers have lost their jobs after an eastern Idaho call center in Rexburg closed. The Standard Journal reports that the Opinionology Market Research Call Center closed on Wednesday. Opinionology and Survey Sampling International merged last year...
  • Obama and Bush Eulogies: The Grotesque and the Graceful

    12/23/2012 11:47:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 23, 2012 | Thomas Lifson
    Video at link. President Obama has a very serious ego problem, and when he goes off teleprompter, it sticks out like a sore thumb. His eulogy for Senator Inouye on Friday was grotesque in its focus on the speaker, not the dearly departed. Unsurprisingly, President George W. Bush delivered a graceful eulogy for Gerald R. Ford's funeral, a model from which his successor should, but will not, learn. As David Paulin points out: A great funeral eulogy and not a single mention of "I" or "me" by President Bush. He says "us" and "we" at two points, both only in...
  • Mystery of dogs leaping from 'suicide' bridge

    12/23/2012 11:46:01 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 85 replies
    unexplained-mysteries.com ^ | Saturday, 22 December, 2012 | "Seeder"
    Over the last 50 years dozens of pet dogs have leapt from the 50ft bridge for no apparent reason, usually on clear sunny days. Each of the dogs jumped from the same spot between two parapets on the right-hand side. In 2005 the problem was so bad that 5 dogs jumped to their deaths off the bridge within the space of 6 months. The SSPCA ( Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ) considers the matter a 'heartbreaking mystery'. Many theories have been proposed to explain these peculiar circumstances. Some people believe that the dogs have jumped...
  • Toure: NRA Wants Massacres And For Mentally Ill To Have Access To Guns (video)

    12/23/2012 11:45:34 AM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 20, 2012
    MSNBC'S TOURE: We have to remember that the NRA does not really represent gun owners. They really represent gun and ammunition manufacturers. So, they’re not going to do anything tomorrow, or at any point, that would hurt their business, the billion dollar business that they represent.
  • (Prince)Harry kills Taliban chief

    12/23/2012 11:36:09 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 75 replies
    SunUK ^ | 12/23/12 | Staff
    PRINCE Harry has killed his first Taliban commander, The Sun can reveal. The 28-year-old gunship co-pilot was called on to unleash a missile strike to eliminate a senior terror leader. Harry has proved a massive hit with comrades in Helmand, Afghanistan, who have nicknamed him Big H. A defence insider said: "Big H is a legend. “We were on patrol and the Apache helicopters were called in. We heard this posh voice come over the radio and knew it was Big H. They were tracking a Taliban leader — he was commander level.
  • Pizzu Hut - No checks policy (along with many others)

    12/23/2012 11:34:39 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 82 replies
    To the question "Can you use a check ordering from Pizza Hut online?" We have this answer: You can only used a credit card or a Pizza Hut gift card to purchase online, no checks accepted. And, driving up to their window in South Central Texas, the same sign is posted. No checks accepted as of January 1. Wonder how many other establishments are going to do the same? I thought the economy was recovering....
  • (Potheads Vs. Tree Huggers) Pot Farms Wreaking Havoc on Northern California Environment

    12/23/2012 11:26:16 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 23, 2012 | Joe Mozingo
    Pot farms wreaking havoc on Northern California environment • Burgeoning marijuana growing operations are sucking millions of gallons of water from coho salmon lifelines and taking other environmental tolls, scientists say. EUREKA, Calif. — State scientists, grappling with an explosion of marijuana growing on the North Coast, recently studied aerial imagery of a small tributary of the Eel River, spawning grounds for endangered coho salmon and other threatened fish. In the remote, 37-square-mile patch of forest, they counted 281 outdoor pot farms and 286 greenhouses, containing an estimated 20,000 plants — mostly fed by water diverted from creeks or a...
  • Rape Case Unfolds on Web and Splits City

    12/23/2012 11:24:29 AM PST · by goodwithagun · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12-16-2012 | Juliet Macur and Nate Schweber
    HOURS AFTER SUNSET, the cars pulled up, one after another, bringing dozens of teenagers from several nearby high schools to an end-of-summer party in August in a neighborhood here just off the main drag.
  • House Ethics Committee Dismisses Charge against Meeks

    12/23/2012 11:08:02 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Dec 2012 | John Semmens
    The House Ethics Committee cleared Representative Gregory Meeks (D-NY) of wrongdoing in connection with his secret acceptance of a $40,000 payment from Edul Ahmad, an individual who subsequently pleaded guilty in a multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud scheme. While the Ethics in Government Act requires members of Congress to disclose payments received from private parties, Meeks argued that the $40,000 was a “loan” rather than a “gift” and, therefore, exempt from the reporting requirement. Unfortunately, Meeks was unable to document his claim as he says he “misplaced” the relevant papers. The Ethics Committee report found that “while Congressman Meeks’ excuse for his...
  • CF-18 pilots on standby to escort Santa across Canada

    12/23/2012 10:42:02 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 44 replies
    CBC ^ | December 22, 2012 | Janyce McGregor
    Santa Claus may see you when you’re sleeping, but only a privileged few can actually see Santa during his high-speed international flight on Christmas Eve. The job of escorting Santa while the rest of the world sleeps falls to the same people tasked with keeping North American skies safe the other 364 days of the year: the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD.) But it’s more than monitoring the jolly man's flight on radar: Santa also gets a fighter jet escort during his time in North American airspace. Videos released on NORAD’s website reveal two of the four Canadian fighter...
  • Former President Bush Still Hospitalized

    12/23/2012 10:37:40 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    AP ^ | December 23, 2012
    President George H.W. Bush, who has been in a Houston hospital with a lingering cough since November, needs to "build up his energy" before he can be released, doctors said Sunday. Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said in an emailed statement that doctors are still optimistic the 88-year-old Bush will make a full recovery, but are being "extra cautious" with his care. Bush is in stable condition, he said.
  • Mitt's Son Says He Never Wanted to be President Anyway

    12/23/2012 10:37:20 AM PST · by Java4Jay · 11 replies
    If you thought the tale of how Mitt Romney lost the general election was already told, you would be wrong. Because there is so much left to tell, like how Mitt never wanted to be President anyway.