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  • Blind dog lost in storm reunited with owners (Alaska)

    12/27/2012 3:51:49 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | December 27, 2012
    A blind dog that became lost in a snowstorm in Alaska has found its way home in what its owners are calling a Christmas miracle. Abby, an eight-year-old mixed breed dog, went missing in bad weather in the town of Fairbanks. While her owners assumed they would never see the dog again, it survived temperatures of -40C and travelled 10 miles before being taken in by a local vet. "It's a miracle, there's no other words to describe it," said McKenzie Grapengeter, Abby's owner. "We never expected to have her to be returned safe and alive." Musher and vet Mark...
  • A Rebuttal to Newsweek's Cover Story on 'The Myths of Jesus'

    12/27/2012 3:50:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/27/2012 | Jerry Newcombe
    Suppose you were to read an overall negative article about a man who outwardly appeared to be respectable---but then, suppose you found out that, unbeknownst to the readers of the article, it was actually penned by his ex-wife? Wouldn't that make you at least a little suspicious about the article's contents? So it is with Newsweek's cover story on Jesus (Dec. 17), entitled, "The Myths of Jesus." They show a Nativity scene with bubble quotes asking these questions: "Who Was Jesus?" "How Many Wise Men Were There?" "Did He Have a Wife?" "In a Manger or a Cave?" "Why Bethlehem?"...
  • Poll: Number of Republicans hopeful about the future hits 21st-century low

    12/27/2012 3:44:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/27/2012 | AllahPundit
    Saw this the other day and can't stop thinking about it. It makes all the sense in the world that conservatives would be despondent after Obama's re-election. But more despondent than liberals were after the Bushitler's re-election?A lot more, as it turns out:Why are the numbers so much worse for Republicans now than they were for Democrats in 2004? It can’t be because the GOP thinks Obama’s done irreversible damage to the U.S.; Bush-hating liberals thought the same about Dubya. Besides, we’ve got a deep bench for 2016. Is it a demographic thing, with Republicans fearing that they’ll never (or...
  • Attorney claims EPA chief resigned over alias email accounts

    12/27/2012 3:44:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/27/12 | Judson Berger & Doug McKelway
    A Washington attorney suing the Obama administration for access to alias emails sent by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson claims that a recent decision by the Justice Department to release thousands of those emails next month contributed to her resigning Thursday. Jackson, in a brief written statement, said Thursday she is leaving the EPA after four years on the job, for "new challenges, time with my family and new opportunities to make a difference." The agency did not offer an explanation. But Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said
  • Take a flyin leap (Obama is obsessed with the $250,000 figure)

    12/27/2012 3:41:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/27/2012 | Charles Gasparino
    Get ready, all you millionaires and billionaires with kids in college and taxes to pay on your homes in and around New York City. It doesnt matter that you bring home just $250,000 a year and have a family of four or more. President Obama thinks youre part of the evil 1 percent and you should pay higher taxes a lot higher. Thats the unfortunate reality for many New Yorkers, no matter what happens during the fiscal-cliff negotiations designed to avert taxes going up on everyone, regardless of income, if a deal isnt reached sometime soon. Those talks have...
  • Piers Morgan: It's Time For an Amendment to the Bible

    12/27/2012 3:40:03 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 64 replies
    Piers Morgan: It's Time For an Amendment to the Bible By Elizabeth Harrington December 27, 2012 ( After his gun-control views landed him on a petition to be deported from the United States, CNN host Piers Morgan is now contending its time for an amendment to the Bible because, like the Constitution, it is inherently flawed. In an interview that was broadcast on Christmas Eve, Morgan told evangelical Pastor Rick Warren that due to changing cultural views on gay marriage the Bible, too, must be changed. The British television host explained that a passage that states adultery is punishable...
  • Silencing the Science on Gun Research (Kellermann megabarf alert!)

    12/27/2012 3:28:49 PM PST · by neverdem · 35 replies
    JAMA ^ | December 21, 2012 | Arthur L. Kellermann, MD, MPH; Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH
    On December 14, a 20-year-old Connecticut man shot and killed his mother in the home they shared. Then, armed with 3 of his mother's guns, he shot his way into a nearby school, where he killed 6 additional adults and 20 first-grade children. Most of those who died were shot repeatedly at close range. Soon thereafter, the killer shot himself. This ended the carnage but greatly diminished the prospects that anyone will ever know why he chose to commit such horrible acts. In body count, this incident in Newtown ranks second among US mass shootings. It follows recent mass shootings...
  • Donations Accepted for Big Tex Reconstruction

    12/27/2012 3:25:53 PM PST · by bgill · 8 replies
    msnbc ^ | Dec. 27, 2012 | Frank Heinz
    Organizers with the State Fair of Texas are now taking donations to help fund the rebuilding of Big Tex. Big Tex was destroyed by a fire in October in the last days of the fair. Sue Gooding, with the State Fair, said Big Tex was insured for between $180,000 and $200,000, but that the costs to rebuild him, and to prepare the area in which he stands, will come close to $600,000.
  • Rick Santelli Goes Off! The Fed Doesnt Have a Clue, Either Does the President, or Congress!

    12/27/2012 3:25:38 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 27, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    <p>CNBCs Rick Santelli was in rare form today. The on-air editor blasted the Fed, President Obama, Timothy Geithner and Congress over the fiscal cliff fiasco.</p> <p>During a discussion on the so-called fiscal cliff on Thursday, Santelli grew louder, eventually shouting into the camera and overpowering CNBC contributor and trader Jim Iuorio, who was attempting to hold back laughter.</p>
  • A "Targeted" distraction...

    12/27/2012 3:22:09 PM PST · by jaypounder · 6 replies
    The Event ^ | 12/27/2012 | Jay Pounder
    A "Targeted" Distraction... "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent." Thomas Jefferson Do you really get it America? Do you really understand what you are about to invite into your lives? It is absolutely incomprehensible the level of stupidity that we are facing. Do you realize that your silence and inaction is running us toward "The Event"! Yes... today I am going to tackle the "Gun Control" debate. But to show you this isn't the really problem. I have been watching and waiting and trying to bide my time to be...
  • Man pulls gun over Obama bumper sticker dispute

    12/27/2012 3:21:34 PM PST · by Ron H. · 72 replies
    YahooNews & Various ABC News Locals ^ | 12/27/12 | Evening News
    News video about armed altercation between Obama supporter and anti-Obama veteran opposer.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Curiosity Rover at Rocknest on Mars

    12/27/2012 3:21:10 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    NASA ^ | December 27, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: What's in this smooth soil on Mars? In late October, NASA's robotic Curiosity rover stopped near a place dubbed Rocknest as it continues to explore Gale Crater on Mars. Rocknest is the group of stones seen near the top left of the above image -- just to the left of Curiosity's mast. Of particular interest was the unusually smooth patch of soil named Wind Drift seen to the left of Curiosity, which was likely created by the Martian wind blowing fine particles into Rocknest's wake. The above image shows part of Mt. Sharp in the background to upper right,...
  • Internet Essentials - Comcast (Comcrap)

    12/27/2012 3:20:53 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 17 replies
    Comcast ^ | December 27, 2012 | Tony Dungy
    I just sat through this commercial twice in the last commercial break during The Five on Fox News. I am sorry, but I don't give two craps about Obama kids that can not afford the Internet, when I pay the benefits for two plus people via my tax dollars and I am trying to find a way to send my first daughter to college next year.Do you realize that when you pay for your cell phone bill that you are also paying for Obama phones?it really doesn't matter what bill you pay; whether tax bill, phone bill, gas bill, electric...
  • Video: Suha Arafat Admits 2000 War of Terror was Premeditated

    12/27/2012 3:02:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/12/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Yasser Arafats widow, Suha, admitted that the late leader of the Palestinian people had decided long before former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharons contentious visit to the Temple Mount that he would launch a war of terror, a.k.a. Intifada, against the Jewish state. Video Sharons visit unleashed a wave of intense international condemnations and was widely, yet falsely, believed to have provided the impetus for the war of terror that was waged against the state of Israel. The Intifada began when a PA policeman shot and killed IDF soldier Yossi Tabega who was sitting next to him on a joint...
  • Does an NFA reg turns your residence into a search at will zone?

    12/27/2012 3:00:19 PM PST · by kiryandil · 57 replies
    December 27, 2012 | Interweb tubes
    Seeing that the CA Fascist thug from the US House of Lords, Dianne "Brownshirt" Feinstein. is threatening law-abiding US peasants with forced National Firearm Act registration of ALL semi-automatic weapons, the question arises: Can the BATF search your house at will if you have an NFA registered weapon? I have seen this answered in the affirmative elsewhere. Basically, the Fascist thug old bat wants to get rid of the 4th Amendment for gun-owning peasants, as she knifes the Second Amendment in the back.
  • The Bank Bust That Nearly Took Down Afghanistan

    12/27/2012 2:48:48 PM PST · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    TIME ^ | 30 November 2012 | John Wendle
    ... new details about how a small group of men profited from fraudulent loans. It called out local authorities for succumbing to political pressure and the international community for not doing enough to stave off the catastrophe which led to a near-complete meltdown of Afghanistans banking system in 2010. The report, partly compiled from the results of a nine-month-long audit conducted by Kroll, a global investigations firm, said that the crisis was brought on by a well-hidden Ponzi scheme. More than 92% of the banks loan book, or $861 million, was extended to 19 related individuals and businesses, which ultimately...
  • Is it True Armed Civilians Have Never Stopped a Mass Shooting?

    12/27/2012 2:48:21 PM PST · by neverdem · 56 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Dec 20, 2012 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    In response to last week's massacre in Connecticut,Mother Jones has put together a "study" on mass shootings that makes a pretty bold claim: In the wake of the slaughters this summer at a Colorado movie theater and a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, we set out to track mass shootings in the United States over the last 30 years. We identified and analyzed 62 of them, and one striking pattern in the data is this: In not a single case was the killing stopped by a civilian using a gun. There are a couple of major problems here with arguing...
  • Orphans New Years Resolution: Build a House for Other Orphans

    12/27/2012 2:39:56 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | December 27, 2012 | Patti Maguire Armstrong
    Calvin (far right) with his brothers, Rogers and Joash Imagine a Kenyan AIDS orphan living in a mud hut with his two brothers and walking several miles to school on an empty stomach. After the devastating loss of both of his parents, facing daily grinding poverty, would he have any energy left to dream of a better future? This boy is not imaginary; his name is Calvin and I know him well because during his adolescence, he read a novel about a Kenyan boy who went to school in the United States. Even though the story was fiction, it planted...
  • Hoyer: People Should Be Upset With Congress (video)

    12/27/2012 2:36:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | December 27, 2012 | Breitbart TV
    House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland says the American people have a right to be upset with Congress for not tackling the issues surrounding the looming fiscal cliff . . .
  • Husband is charged in shooting death of Wauwatosa officer

    12/27/2012 2:31:41 PM PST · by Monitor · 34 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 12/27/12 | Crocker Stephenson
    Benjamin Sebena was charged Thursday with the Christmas Eve shooting death of his wife, Wauwatosa Police Officer Jennifer L. Sebena. According to a criminal complaint, Benjamin Sebena told police he had been stalking his wife for days and that, after lying in wait for her for hours, shot her early Monday as she emerged from a break at a Wauwatosa Fire Department station on Underwood Ave. He said he shot her in the back of her head with his own handgun and then shot her several times in the face with her service revolver, according to the complaint.
  • ObamaCare Mandate May Force Little Sisters of the Poor to Leave U.S.

    12/27/2012 2:26:41 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | December 21, 2012 | Kirsten Anderson
    The Obama administrations HHS mandate may force the Catholic Little Sisters of the Poor to cease their U.S. operations, according to Sister Constance Carolyn Veit, the religious orders communications director.The Little Sisters currently provide group homes and daily care for the elderly poor in 30 U.S. cities.Sister Constance told The Daily Caller that the Little Sisters may not qualify for a religious exemption from ObamaCares requirement that employers provide coverage for contraceptives, sterilizations and abortion-causing drugs free of charge to female workers.We are not exempt from the [ObamaCare] mandate because we neither serve nor employ a predominantly Catholic population, Constance...
  • Celebrating Christmas with a bang: Americans pose with guns they were given as gifts

    12/27/2012 2:26:03 PM PST · by Lorianne · 32 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 26 December 2012
    Santa Claus came to town - and he was packing heat - as numerous Americans were seen on social networks posing in front of their Christmas trees with the same assault rifle used by the gunmen in three recent bloody killings. Grinning from ear-to-ear, those who received AR-15 assault rifles took to sites like Twitter and Instagram, posting photos of themselves with their brand new toys. One Twitter user posted: 'I got just what I wanted. An Armalite semi-automatic AR-15 rifle. It's like the Christmas Story, but I'll shoot more than my eye out.' The post was in reference to...
  • Officer who brought down Whitman dies (UT Tower)

    12/27/2012 2:25:21 PM PST · by bgill · 58 replies
    KXAN ^ | Dec. 27, 2012 | KXAN
    Houston McCoy, who as an Austin police officer in 1966 climbed up the staircase of the University Tower to help kill Charles Whitman and end what at the time was the nation's largest mass murder, died Thursday.
  • THE MARK LEVIN SHOW Thursday, December-27-2012

    12/27/2012 2:22:18 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 56 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Marks Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles. --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to The Levin Lounge Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Marks show: 1-877-381-3811
  • 'Poverty barons' who make a fortune from taxpayer-funded aid budget

    12/27/2012 2:16:11 PM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 15 September 2012 | Andrew Gilligan
    The Department for International Development (DFID) paid almost 500million last year to consultants, mostly British, many of whom earn six, even seven-figure incomes, courtesy of the taxpayer. DFID also funds dozens of foreign consultancy firms. It is paying 6million to the University of Cape Town to investigate mental health issues in southern Africa and millions of pounds to US-based organisations, including the Clinton Foundation, the International Food Policy Research Institute and Family Health Inter-national. It is paying a Washington-based group, Search for Common Ground, 3.9million to support the electoral cycle in Sierra Leone. Consultancy firms in India and Uganda are...
  • Chicago Tribune, 6 Other Newspapers to Drop AP

    12/27/2012 2:15:13 PM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 26, 2012 | Todd Beaman
    The Chicago Tribune and six other newspapers owned by Tribune Co. are dropping the Associated Press starting early next month. Besides the Tribune, the other newspapers include the Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Hartford Courant, Morning Call in Allentown, Pa., and the Daily Press in Newport News, Va. The Los Angeles Times is expected to retain its AP membership under a separate agreement, Time Out Chicago reports. [Snip] The move, though historic for Tribune, was not unexpected. As early as 2008, not long after Sam Zell became CEO, Tribune Co. signaled intentions to end its ties with AP....
  • UC Berkeleys newly appointed chancellor denies he signed anti-Israel petition

    12/27/2012 2:10:31 PM PST · by oliverdarcy · 4 replies
    The newly appointed Chancellor of the University of California Berkeley (CAL) denied in a recent interview that he signed a petition demanding Columbia University divest from companies doing business with Israel. While chair of Columbias Department of Anthropology in 2002, Nicholas Dirks name appeared on a controversial petition calling for the Ivy League school to divest from Israel because of the brutality of Israeli military rule over Palestinians. Dirks denied that he signed the petition, in an interview with the University of Californias Office of Public Affairs.
  • Michelle Obama: "I Think I've Done Pretty Well" At Biting My Tongue (video)

    12/27/2012 2:07:01 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 25 replies
    In a joint interview with Barbara Walters that aired on the Wednesday broadcast of ABC News' "Nightline," President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama discuss their patience for the political process. Michelle Obama says the ability to keep her opinions private didn't "happen right away," which led the president to say she has a "bigger difficulty biting her tongue." The first lady disagreed with the president's observation and said she believes she has "done pretty well at that." Walters jumped in and asked if the couple has ever "shushed" each other. "Are you kidding? We've been married for 20 years,...
  • (Satire) Americans Blame Republicans More Than Democrats For "Pretty Much Everything": Poll

    12/27/2012 1:56:53 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 40 replies
    Free Republic Semi-News Semi-Satire | Dec 27, 2012 | By Laz. A. Mataz
    (Reuters) - Americans blame Republicans in Congress more than congressional Democrats or President Barack Obama for pretty much everything, states a new poll out from Ipsos. "We questioned Americans who is responsible, and they indicated it was Republicans. We didn't ask them 'responsible for what?'. We just left that open-ended," said Lou Z. Pollster. "I'm sure Republicans cause old age," said one respondant, "and my dog went missing. Republicans again!" "Entropy has been described as the eventual heat-death of the universe," said another respondent, who identified himself as a physicist, "and REPUBLICANS are to blame for this!" When asked who...
  • St. Louis singer Fontella Bass, known for 'Rescue Me,' dies

    12/27/2012 1:53:23 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 25 replies
    STL Today (Post Dispatch) ^ | December 27, 2012 | MICHAEL D. SORKIN
    Fontella Bass, the St. Louis-born gospel and R&B singer famous for her 1965 hit Rescue Me, died Wednesday night. She was 72 and had suffered a heart attack on Dec. 2, her family said this morning. Ms. Bass was taught by her mother, gospel singer Martha Bass. Ms. Bass graduated from Soldan High School and started her professional career at 17 at the Showboat Club near Chain of Rocks, Mo. She got a contract with Chess Records and sang duets with Bobby McClure, including Don't Mess Up a Good Thing. She sang and co-wrote Rescue Me, which sold more than...
  • Invacare to cut 143 jobs in Ohio, or 2 percent of workforce, due to FDA manufacturing limits

    12/27/2012 1:49:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    ELYRIA, Ohio Invacare Corp. said Thursday it is eliminating 143 jobs because of limits on manufacturing at one of its Ohio facilities. Invacare makes wheelchairs, crutches and motorized scooters. It has faced scrutiny from the Food and Drug Administration about facilities where it makes wheelchairs. The company said on Dec. 20 that it had reached an agreement with the FDA and that production at two sites in Ohio would be limited until inspectors certify that they are in compliance with FDA regulations...
  • Cutting the Union Cord: A Cautionary Tale

    12/27/2012 1:44:04 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/22/2012 | Anne Schieber
    Michigans right-to-work law is expected to take effect April 1, but in that time unions could resort to at least two ploys to maintain the cash stream they get from dues. "You're probably going to see the union giving up the moon to get an extension of their union security clause," said F. Vincent Vernuccio, labor policy director at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. "They will put their own interests above the workers. Under the state's new right-to-work law, workers must wait for a union contract to expire before opting out of paying dues or fees. In that time,...
  • Rahm Emanuel Receives 'Godfather'-Style Portrait as Gift

    12/27/2012 1:43:10 PM PST · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/26/2012 | Patrick Burke
    <p>The portrait gives the impression of a movie poster associated with the 1972 mobster classic, The Godfather, directed by Francis Ford Coppola.</p> <p>A video uploaded by the Chicago Tribune on Sunday shows Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass entering Emanuels Chicago office to give the mayor his gift.</p>
  • The ACLUs Islamist Connections

    12/27/2012 1:34:59 PM PST · by wesagain · 10 replies ^ | Dec 26, 2012 | Ryan Mauro
    On September 26, Investors Business Daily made an acute observation: The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has fiercely fought against essential U.S. counter-terrorism programs and actions but was curiously silent when the White House pressured YouTube to take down the film Innocence of Muslims, a provocative presentation of Mohammed's life, in order to appease Muslim rioters. The background of one top ACLU official, Jameel Jaffer, may explain the inconsistency. Jameel Jaffer heads the ACLUs Center for Democracy and was the director of the Centers National Security Project from 2007 to 2010. He is best known for suing to get information...
  • US Treasury Blacklists Al Qaeda-linked Jihadist Rebels in Syria

    12/27/2012 1:34:08 PM PST · by LSUfan · 4 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 27 Dec 12 | Unattributed
    The US has blacklisted an Al Qaeda-linked rebel group in Syria, declaring that extremists could play no role in building a future for the Syrian people. The move against the Al Nusra Front came as the Obama administration recently recognized the new Syrian National Coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people. The problem for the Obama administration, however, is that, though a minority, Al Nusra has been seen as one of the most effective rebel groups fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, raising concerns that violent Jihadists are leading the Syrian revolt.
  • DOJ Forces Mega-Mosque on Norwalk, CT Community

    12/27/2012 1:27:04 PM PST · by wesagain · 15 replies ^ | Dec 23, 2012 | Ryan Mauro
    The Al-Madany Islamic Center of Norwalk in Connecticut wasnt ready to give up when its proposal for a 27,000 square foot facility was turned down by the zoning commission over matters completely unrelated to religion. The Islamic Center sued, assertingas you might have guessedit was religious discrimination. The cry of Islamophobia got the Justice Department on its side, and the zoning commission suddenly changed its mind after a closed session. The current Islamic Center was established in 1999 and serves 100 families. Feeling that more space was needed, the Center purchased the property in 2008 and made the $3.5 million...
  • The 10 worst regulations of 2012

    12/27/2012 1:26:48 PM PST · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 12/27/2012 | Diane Katz and James Gattuso
    During 2012, virtually every aspect of American life was subjected to government meddling, ranging from how many calories you consume to how efficient your dishwasher is. These rules affect us in a variety of ways. Most increase the cost of living, others hinder job creation, and many erode our freedom. Not all regulations are unwarranted, of course. But increasingly, the rules imposed upon us by the government have less to do with health and safety and more to do with lifestyle -- substituting the judgment of bureaucrats for our own. Which are the worst? There is no objective standard to...
  • Lomas Brown regrets whiffed block

    12/27/2012 1:24:00 PM PST · by God luvs America · 24 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12/27/2012 | news services
    Former Detroit Lions offensive lineman Lomas Brown has apologized for recent comments he made about Scott Mitchell, claiming he regrets intentionally missing a block decades ago that resulted in the quarterback suffering an injury. Brown, currently an NFL analyst for ESPN, admitted during a radio interview this past Friday that he allowed a defender to hit Mitchell because he was frustrated with the struggling quarterback when the two were Lions teammates in 1994.
  • Kadima MK: Cancel Prize to Pro-Life Group

    12/27/2012 1:21:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    Orit Zuaretz (Kadima / Livni) demands, in a letter to Besheva magazine, that the magazine refrain from awarding the Jerusalem Prize to pro-life NGO Efrat and its chairman, Dr. Eli Shussheim. In a letter to Besheva Director David Saada, Zuaretz explains that "the organization's dubious methods of operation were exposed more than once over the last few years." She pointed to a Channel 2 report about the death of Raz Atias, whose girlfriend was pregnant and who did not want to abort the baby, despite pressure to do so from his parents. Atias planned to commit suicide with his girlfriend...
  • Get Rid of the Republican Establishment, Once and for All

    12/27/2012 1:20:29 PM PST · by IbJensen · 173 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 12/27/2012 | Matt Towery
    Here's a New Year's wish I would love to see come true. However it is defined or however many people are part of it, it is time to send the giant never-ending "GOP Establishment" made up of some professional politicians, some moneyed nouveaux riche who -- by virtue of their contributions and the faux friendships it buys with politicians -- consider themselves political landed gentry and the endless scam artist consultants they support packing. As previously stated, I thought Mitt Romney to be a better candidate than did many observers. That said, the recent revelations in news articles that claim...
  • Americans blame Republicans more than Democrats for "fiscal cliff": Reuters/Ipsos poll

    12/27/2012 1:16:46 PM PST · by John W · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 27, 2012 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Americans blame Republicans in Congress more than congressional Democrats or President Barack Obama for the current "fiscal cliff" crisis, as the deadline approaches for action to avert big tax increases and spending cuts, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Thursday. When asked who they believed to be more responsible for the "fiscal cliff" situation, 27 percent blamed Republicans in Congress, 16 percent blamed Obama and 6 percent pointed to Democrats in Congress. The largest percentage - 31 percent - blamed "all of the above."
  • Pilobolus Dance Theatre "Shadow Land"

    12/27/2012 1:14:15 PM PST · by navysealdad · 4 replies
    This is called " Shadow Land " and the talent is amazing. Incredible, Amazing, Uplifting, this is exactly what art and imagination are meant to be, different, exploring, extreme and moving.
  • Cops: Woman returns home to find sex offender folding her laundry

    12/27/2012 1:10:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/26/12 | Rosemary Regina Sobol
    A 26-year-old woman came home on Christmas to find a man shed never seen before folding her laundry in her Irving Park neighborhood apartment, police said. **SNIP** The woman called police and officers got to the scene and interviewed Edge, who told them someone let him inside and asked him to clean the home, police said. He was arrested at 9:40 p.m. at the home. Edge is a sexual predator who was convicted in Lake County of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a 15-year-old, a crime that occurred when he was 51, according to the Illinois Sex Offender website.
  • Negotiations in DC: Obama Arrives, House Leaves

    12/27/2012 1:06:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | December 27, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    President Obama cut his Hawaiian Christmas vacation short in order to come back to Washington, D.C. to, supposedly, hammer out a deal with Congress in order to address the looming fiscal cliff. There's only one problem: much of Congress won't be there. The House of Representatives adjourned Thursday afternoon, only hours after President Obama touched down in Washington, D.C. While it was initially reported that they wouldn't be back until Monday, December 31 - the last day to totally avert the fiscal cliff - Jake Sherman discovered they'd be back in an emergency on Sunday. House Republican leaders are bringing...
  • Christmas joins communities

    12/27/2012 12:57:52 PM PST · by CharlesWayneCT
    The Manassas Journal/Messenger ^ | 12/19/2012 | Charles Reichley
    ... Another thing that brings the community together is the Christmas holiday. Christmas is my favorite holiday, and my family has adopted many different traditions over the years. ... Many of these traditions show how Christmas fosters a sense of community, bringing together people who have little else in common to share in the magic and promise of the season. For a little while, we can put aside our political, cultural, and social differences and just watch trains go around a track, sing Christmas carols, watch dancers and musicians marching down the street, or just admire the lights and decorations...
  • What IS EPA Chief Lisa Jackson HIDING?

    12/27/2012 12:56:07 PM PST · by opentalk · 40 replies
    Human events ^ | December 26, 2012 | Audrey Hudson
    Lisa Jackson is the boss at one of the most contentious government agencies in the Obama administration and is responsible for numerous controversial actions that will have a significant financial effect on American consumers: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). So its no wonder Congress is miffed to discover that her decision-making process on key issues was conducted in the most secretive manner Washington has ever devisedunder an alias. Jacksons secret identity email account name is Richard Windsor. The name is part family dog (Richard) and part hometown (East Windsor, N.J.), and it turns out there are at least 12,000 recently...
  • Boehner calls House back to Washington on Sunday (The fix is in...)

    12/27/2012 12:53:32 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/27/12 | Frank Thorp, Luke Russert and Michael O'Brien
    The House of Representatives will reconvene on Sunday evening, just less than 30 hours before the United States reaches the fiscal cliff. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, notified lawmakers that the House would come to order at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday in hopes of averting the end-of-year combination of tax hikes and spending cuts that constitute the fiscal cliff.
  • Crunch Time - HELP NEEDED

    12/27/2012 12:52:06 PM PST · by butterdezillion · 58 replies ^ | 12-27-2012 | butterdezillion
    My DEAR READERS: Its crunch time. My apologies to those who have tried to contact me; my computer died and I had no email access for several weeks. Ive also been incredibly busy, part of which I will now describe: After contacting my state AG, county attorney, and others, I realized I needed to file a criminal report in the city in which the crime was committed: Bob Bauers crimes of 1) of suborning perjury by advising Germond and Villaigarosa to sign an Official Certification of Nomination that Bauer KNEW had legally been disclosed as fraudulent, and 2) fraud when...
  • GOP Senators: Were Not Going to Confirm Kerry Until Clinton Testifies on Benghazi

    12/27/2012 12:47:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | December 27, 2012 | Leah Barkoukis
    Sec. Clinton may have gotten out of testifying last week because of the concussion she sustained after fainting, but that doesn’t mean she’s in the clear on Benghazi just yet. The Washington Examiner has the details: Republican senators will refuse to confirm Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as Secretary of State until the nation’s current top diplomat, Hillary Clinton, testifies about her handling of the Benghazi terrorist attack. “The Senate is expected to take up Kerry’s nomination in early January, but multiple Republican senators have already said they won’t agree to a vote on Kerry’s nomination until Clinton testifies about the...
  • Another Silicon Valley Perk Free Shuttle Service

    12/27/2012 12:39:28 PM PST · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    Transportation Nation ^ | 27 December 2012
    By now youve heard about the perks that come with working in Silicon Valley. Free lunch, 20 percent time thats the work time you can use to pursue independent projects. Well, another perk? A private bus that picks you up in your neighborhood in San Francisco and shuttles you down to your corporate campus about an hour south in the suburbs of Silicon Valley. During rush hour in San Francisco, you see them everywhere, said Eric Rodenbeck, the creative director of Stamen Design in the Mission District of San Francisco. Theyre just so big, Rodenbeck says. These buses are...