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  • Germany accused of 'deporting' its elderly

    12/27/2012 5:54:08 PM PST · by DFG · 27 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 12/27/12 | Mail Foreign Service
    German pensioners are being sent to care homes in Eastern Europe and Asia in what has been described as an ‘inhumane deportation’. Rising numbers of the elderly and sick are moved overseas for long-term care because of sky-high costs at home. Some private healthcare providers are even building homes overseas, while state insurers are also investigating whether they can care for their clients abroad. Experts describe a time bomb’ of increasing numbers unable to afford the growing costs of retirement homes.
  • Man, 20, dies after eating 28 raw eggs in a row for a bet

    12/27/2012 5:49:51 PM PST · by haffast · 67 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 14:56 EST, 27 December 2012 | Sara Malm
    <p>A Tunisian man died after eating 28 raw eggs in one go for a bet.</p> <p>Dhaou Fatnassi, 20, allegedly wagered a friend he could eat 30 raw eggs in a row, for which he would receive an undisclosed sum.</p> <p>Mr Fatnassi, from Kairouan in north-east Tunisia, managed 28 eggs before he collapsed with severe stomach pains.</p>
  • Brown: Ronald Reagan's Timeless Christmas Gift

    12/27/2012 5:36:59 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 8 replies
    Western Journalism article copied onto GOP ^ | December 18, 2012 | By Floyd and Marybeth Brown
    Obama spent his Christmas vacationing in Hawaii. Consider this, from "Although President Reagan could have spent his White House Christmases with family at his beloved ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif., he instead stayed in Washington, D.C. This way, his sacrifice allowed Secret Service agents and other aides to spend Christmas at home with their families. He was a thoughtful person." Lest some lib think that is making this up, from (like Clinton) "President Reagan also remained in Washington over Christmas — reportedly so members of the Secret Service could be near their families" Notice Time's use of...
  • Cornell West On Sandy Hook: ‘We Can’t Just Shed Tears For Those On The Vanilla Side Of Town’

    12/27/2012 5:30:28 PM PST · by drewh · 62 replies ^ | 5:30 pm, December 27th, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    Princeton University Professor Dr. Cornel West appeared on the Tavis Smiley radio show on Thursday where he weighed in with his thoughts on how the media and lawmakers are responding to the tragic massacre of teachers and children in Newtown, Connecticut. West expressed his frustration over how eagerly the media demanded a conversation about gun laws after Newtown, but seems unmoved by endemic gun violence in America’s cities where the victims are primarily minorities. “We can’t just shed tears for those on the vanilla side of town,” West said.” They are precious, but they are no less or more precious...
  • The Huffington Post Slams Matt Damon, Yoko Ono for War on Fracking (Watch for aerial swine)

    12/27/2012 5:27:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | December 27, 2012 | Christian Toto
    The Huffington Post published a stern rebuke to celebrities attacking the process of fracking one day before the release of Hollywood's most strident anti-fracking feature. "Promised Land," starring and co-written by Matt Damon, pits a small Pennsylvania town against a very big, very evil natural gas company looking to gobble up fracking-friendly land. The film is getting lukewarm reviews at best, with even Time Magazine's liberal film critic Richard Corliss calling out "Land's" unabashed biases. Left-wingers in the mainstream media — by which I mean me — are supposed to lap up a movie that plays to our farm-loving, tree-hugging...
  • Teenage Zombies

    12/27/2012 5:21:06 PM PST · by dennisw · 15 replies
    wsj. ^ | January 4, 2008 | By STEPHEN MOORE
    Back in October we established for the older boys strict screen-time limits. It was then that we discovered the true extent of their addiction. They ranted and raved and cursed and even threw things -- almost as if demons had taken possession of them. These are classic withdrawal symptoms; they craved a fix. When we installed parental controls on the computer, our boys scoffed. It took them about 15 minutes to disable them. We've become so desperate that we may have to get rid of the computers entirely, though that may hamper their school work. My new year's resolution is...
  • White House Says It Has No New Fiscal Cliff Plan

    12/27/2012 5:08:36 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    White House Says It Has No New Fiscal Cliff Plan By JON KARL, SUNLEN MILLER (@sunlenmiller) , JOHN PARKINSON (@jparkABC) and SARAH PARNASS (@wordsofsarah) Dec. 27, 2012 The White House said today it has no plans to offer new proposals to avoid the fiscal cliff which looms over the country's economy just five days from now, but will meet Friday with Congressional leaders in a last ditch effort to forge a deal. Republicans and Democrats made no conciliatory gestures in public today, despite the urgency. The White House said President Obama would meet Friday with Democratic and Republican leaders. But...
  • Liberals Are The Real Gun Nuts... (pic)

    12/27/2012 5:06:08 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-27-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Hypocrisy Of Liberals Who Cling To Their Guns

    12/27/2012 5:00:07 PM PST · by raptor22 · 32 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 27, 2012
    Gun Control: A different set of gun laws applies to network anchors, but even stranger is a newspaper publishing a map showing not only who has a firearm but also telling predators who doesn't. It should have been sufficient for the Gannett-owned Journal News, headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., reporting on increased calls for stricter gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre in nearby Newtown, Conn., to have noted that about 44,000 people in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties in the Lower Hudson Valley — one of every 23 adults — was licensed to own a handgun....
  • The boy who played with fusion

    12/27/2012 4:59:49 PM PST · by virgil283 · 22 replies
    POPSCI ^ | Posted 02.14.2012 at 12:52 pm | Tom Clynes
    "Propulsion,” the nine-year-old says as he leads his dad through the gates of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. “I just want to see the propulsion stuff.”........This is before Taylor would transform the family’s garage into a mysterious, glow-in-the-dark cache of rocks and metals and liquids with unimaginable powers......But when his parents brought him to a toy store, [for a toy crane] the boy saw it as an act of provocation. “No,” he yelled, stomping his foot. “I want a real one. This is about the time any other father might have put his own foot down....
  • Shooting Dogs, A Police Epidemic? Dog is Killed in Hazel Crest

    12/27/2012 4:46:24 PM PST · by fulltlt · 37 replies ^ | 12/27/2012 | Steve Dale
    Hazel Crest police searching for an escaped prisoner from the Metropolitan Correctional Center, traversed back yards in the south Chicago suburb....a Rhodesian Ridgeback (who the owner and others maintain was a friendly dog) was somehow perceived as a threat - and escaped the owner's yard (likely because police opened the gate themselves). And the answer: shoot and kill the dog? Unbelievable isn't it? But this is - according to reports - exactly what happened. This is the second occurrence in the Chicago area in a month of a friendly dog shot by police. A 7-month old pup survived when an...

    12/27/2012 4:32:19 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 3 replies ^ | 27 Dec 2012
  • Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, coalition forces leader during Persian Gulf War, dies

    12/27/2012 4:31:56 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 265 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 27, 2012
  • Armed teachers, guards bolster school security in Israel

    12/27/2012 4:29:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Fox ^ | December 27, 2012 | Gregg Tepper
    JERUSALEM – Americans intent on ensuring a school massacre like the one in Newtown, Conn., never happens again could learn a lot from Israel, where the long menu of precautions includes armed teachers. The Jewish state, which has long faced threats of terrorist strikes in crowded locations including schools, takes an all-of-the-above approach to safety in the classroom. Fences, metal detectors and armed private guards are part of a strategy overseen by the country’s national police. And the idea of armed teachers in the classroom, which stirred much controversy in the wake of the U.S. attack, has long been in...
  • Ed Markey to run for Kerry’s Senate seat

    12/27/2012 4:28:18 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 27, 2012 | Rachel Weiner
    Markey, 66, has served in the House since 1976 and is the dean of the Massachusetts delegation. The veteran House member announced his decision in a statement, saying, “There is so much at stake.” “I refuse to allow the Tea Party-dominated Republican Party to lead us off the fiscal cliff and into recession,” Markey said. “I won’t allow the NRA to obstruct an assault weapons ban yet again. I will not sit back and allow oil and coal industry lobbyists to thwart our clean energy future or extremists to restrict women’s rights and health care.”
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 12-27-12

    12/27/2012 4:23:05 PM PST · by dynachrome · 4 replies ^ | 12-27-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Daniels Era Obliterates Democrats (Indiana)

    12/27/2012 4:21:32 PM PST · by nascarnation · 16 replies
    Hendricks County Flyer ^ | December 24, 2012 | Brian Howey
    From a political perspective, the decade-long "Mitch Daniels era" has been devastating for Indiana Democrats. Gov. Daniels returned to the state from the White House in 2002 and with the help of Bob Grand, Jim Kittle Jr., and Randall Tobias, an engineered coup at the Indiana Republican Party began a political sequence that will reshape Indiana for at least the next decade.
  • Illegal immigrants say tax credits are needed

    12/27/2012 4:09:54 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 20 replies
    WTHR: ^ | Dec 27, 2012 | Bob Segall
    INDIANAPOLIS - Should the IRS be giving billions of dollars in tax credits to illegal immigrants? Many lawmakers say "no" after seeing an Eyewitness News investigation exposing massive fraud involving undocumented workers and child tax credits. Now some illegal immigrants are speaking out to explain why the tax credits are so important, and why Congress should not eliminate them. Salvador Presteguin is a plumber who works long hours.
  • Mother Jones's Own Reporting Contradicts Its Conclusions on Gun Violence

    12/27/2012 4:09:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Dec 21, 2012 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    Yesterday, I criticized a dubious report that Mother Jones did on gun violence. You can read the Mother Jones article here, but at issue was Mother Jones's bold conclusion: 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. For the purposes of their...
  • Senate Republicans open to new cliff deal

    12/27/2012 4:02:58 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Maket Watch ^ | December 27, 2012 | Robert Schroeder and Greg Robb,
    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said late Thursday that Senate Republicans are open to any White House proposal to avert the fiscal cliff. McConnell said he and House Speaker John Boehner spoke with President Barack Obama on Wednesday night as the president prepared to return to Washington from his Christmas vacation in Hawaii. “I told the president I would be happy to look at whatever he proposes,” McConnell said, in a brief statement on the Senate floor. “The action is on the Senate side, and we will see if we can move forward on a bipartisan basis. “We’ll see what...