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  • Court Cuts Anat Kam’s Sentence in Split Decision

    12/31/2012 2:20:22 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/12/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    The High Court Monday morning reduced by one year a jail term for Anat Kam, convicted of stealing and exposing IDF documents while she was a soldier. She turned over the material to Haaretz journalist Uri Blau, who was sentenced to four months of community service. Kam filed the appeal after Blau's relatively light sentence. Kam stole and passed on to Blau more than 2,000 classified documents while she served in the army. She was sentenced last year to four and a half years in jail, and the judges at the time said the stiff sentence was necessary to make...
  • Video: IDF Helps Arab Land Grab in Samaria

    12/31/2012 2:17:17 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/12/12 | Yoni Kempenski and Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    Here is an old story with a new twist: Arabs and Jews claim the same land. IDF separates the two sides, tells them nobody will work the land - and then protects the Arabs as they plow. Video .....
  • UK Catholics urged to lobby against gay marriage

    12/31/2012 1:52:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 31, 2012 4:16 AM EST
    The leader of Roman Catholics in England and Wales has urged followers to write to their representatives in Parliament to oppose the government’s plans to allow gay marriage. … Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative-led government plans to introduce legislation in January to allow gay marriages. Recent opinion polls suggest a large majority of the public supports the change. …
  • Wilbur Ross: Shale Gas Could Transform US Economy

    12/31/2012 1:31:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 27, 2012 | Forrest Jones and Kathleen Walter
    Policies that allow for the extraction of natural gas and oil in the country's shale deposits could transform the U.S. economy by creating jobs and improving the country's balance of payments, said Wilbur Ross, chairman and CEO of WL Ross and Co. Attempts to burden the energy sector with heavy-handed regulation could wipe out growth in the sector and crimp a sector otherwise poised for lasting growth. "We are very keen on shale gas. We have been for quite some time. I think it's the one thing that could transform the economy, and the great thing about it is it...
  • EU Summit Reveals a Paralyzed Continent

    12/31/2012 1:30:48 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies
    Spiegelonline ^ | 12/27/2012 | SPIEGEL Staff
    <p>What happens behind closed doors at an EU summit, when European leaders are among themselves? SPIEGEL has reconstructed the negotiations at the most recent meeting in Brussels, in December. Based on documents and accounts given by numerous sources it was a summit of hopelessness.</p>
  • Issa: America at Risk of Losing Economic Power

    12/31/2012 1:05:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 30 Dec 2012 01:06 PM | Amy Woods
    Rolling back out-of-control spending—not raising taxes on the rich—will keep America fiscally sound and prevent the country from falling off the cliff, California Rep. Darrell Issa said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” … The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said the size of government has ballooned during the last decade, and President Barack Obama shows no signs of stopping it. … He said the president would have had a fiscal-cliff deal “in a New York minute” if he offered $100 billion in tax increases, disproportionately on the wealthy, and $400 billion in cuts. …
  • Angela Merkel: Eurozone crisis 'far from over'

    12/31/2012 12:56:58 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/31/2012
    The eurozone sovereign debt crisis is far from over even though reform measures designed to address the roots of the problem are beginning to bear fruit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said in her New Year's address. In face of slowing economic growth, Mrs Merkel also warned that conditions could be more difficult in 2013 than in 2012. "I know that many people are naturally concerned going into the new year," she said. "And the economic environment will not in fact be easier but rather more difficult next year. But we shouldn't let that get us down; rather it should...
  • Rep. Labrador: Democrats Acting Like “Bank Robbers” on Fiscal Cliff

    12/31/2012 12:54:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 30 Dec 2012 01:17 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador said on Sunday that he’s “not really sure” Democrats want to avoid going over the fiscal cliff, and that they’re like “bank robbers” who want to raise taxes on everyone. … “They have tried to get us (Republicans) to fight against each other on taxes when—I’m not really sure that they don’t want to go over the fiscal cliff,” he said. “They want to expand the growth of government. They need more revenues. You know, Democrats are like bank robbers. You don’t have the money in the 2 percent—the money is in the 100 percent....
  • Gallup: Disapproval of Obama Has Climbed 5 Points Since Christmas

    12/31/2012 12:33:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 30, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    With the federal government approaching the so-called “fiscal cliff,” when federal income tax rates will increase across-the-board back to the level they were under President Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama’s disapproval has climbed 5 points in the Gallup polled since Christmas. …
  • Atlanta Braves court controversy with 'Screaming Indian' caps

    12/31/2012 12:13:35 AM PST · by Lancey Howard · 42 replies
    Sporting News MLB ^ | December 27, 2012 | Sporting News MLB Staff
    The Atlanta Braves have not used their controversial "Screaming Indian" logo in any official capacity since 1989, but the team plans to bring it back next season as part of its new batting practice hats. And so far, the reaction on the Web has been less than positive.
  • Don’t Tread on Six-toed Cats - The case for federalism in Key West, Fla.

    12/31/2012 12:06:23 AM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 28, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    One of my New Year’s resolutions is to work harder to persuade ideological friends and foes alike that the way to reduce partisanship and maximize happiness in America is to embrace federalism — the view that we should push as many decisions as possible to the lowest local level feasible.Federalism reduces partisanship by shrinking the importance of the federal government. It increases happiness by maximizing the number of people who get to live the way they want to live.Unfortunately, proponents of federalism tend to start the conversation with the really big issues: gay marriage, drugs, guns, abortion, etc.I’m for...
  • Publisher (Chicago) Tribune (and LA Times) to emerge from bankruptcy on December 31

    12/31/2012 12:00:29 AM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 31, 2012
    U.S. media giant The Tribune Co, owner of the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, said late on Sunday it will emerge from bankruptcy on December 31, ending four years of Chapter 11 reorganization. Chicago-based Tribune said it will emerge from the Chapter 11 process with a portfolio of profitable assets that will include eight major daily newspapers and 23 TV stations. The company will also have a new board of directors. "Tribune will emerge as a dynamic multi-media company with a great mix of profitable assets, powerful brands in major markets, sufficient liquidity for operations and investments and...
  • Obama: ‘I Cut Spending by Over a Trillion Dollars in 2011’

    12/30/2012 11:31:31 PM PST · by chessplayer · 66 replies
    (CNSNews.com) - Appearing on NBCs “Meet the Press” on Sunday, President Barack Obama said that he cut spending by more than $1 trillion in 2011. However, the White House Office of Management and Budget says that federal spending increased by $147 billion from fiscal 2010 to fiscal 2011.
  • Mort Zuckerman: Brace For an Avalanche of Unfunded Debt

    12/30/2012 11:15:00 PM PST · by neverdem · 53 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | December 28, 2012 | MORTIMER B. ZUCKERMAN
    The fiscal cliff isn't as scary as the looming deficit and debt crisis about to swamp the country All eyes have been on the clear and present danger of the fiscal cliff—understandably—but there's a sound in the mountain range that's even scarier than the cliff. It's the sound made by an avalanche, the trillions of dollars of debt that's heading our way, gathering speed and mass. For most people, it's out of earshot now, and that's the way our government prefers to play it in its financial statements. Liabilities are not set out there in accordance with the well-established norms...
  • A Look Back at My Top Obama Administration Predictions for 2012

    12/30/2012 10:52:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2012 | John Ransom
    It's time to  look back at predications regarding the non-stop sitcom that's known as the Obama Administration, 2012.I won some, a lost a few too. Okay more than a few. But some of the more outrageous predictions, like Barney Frank's wedding, panned out.The first three years of the Obama administration has largely been a re-make of that American television classic Happy Days with Obama starring in the role of the Fonz. What's in store for the coming year? Well don't change that dial.   10) Tim Geithner will leave the administration, forcibly if need be, likely in FebruaryHere’s the real story about the passage...
  • Blacks Should Embrace NRA Gun Proposal

    12/30/2012 10:43:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2012 | Star Parker
    What is the essence of freedom? Property and a gun. I never met my grandfather, but that's the lesson I took from his life. He was one generation out of slavery and bought property and guns. It's so predictable that today's discussion on gun control is similar to the noise we hear from liberals every time there is a mass shooting. What is new this time is that the NRA, under the direction of Wayne LaPierre, David Keene and Asa Hutchinson, has put forth a concrete plan that most American parents should appreciate will keep children safer at school. Why...
  • Obama Boasts Support of American People in ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Fight

    12/30/2012 10:14:35 PM PST · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 31, 2012 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    As Congress races to pass legislation before the Jan. 1 "fiscal cliff" deadline, President Barack Obama in an interview which aired Sunday publicly touted the support of the American people for the plan he offered to Republicans. "We have put forward not only a sensible deal, but one that has the support of the majority of the American people including close to half of Republicans," the president told NBC "Meet the Press" host David Gregory in a taped interview. The president said the American people support raising taxes on the wealthiest earners-- something the Republicans have staunchly opposed as...
  • Hawaii state registrar Alvin Onaka has publicly certified to AZ SOS Ken Bennett that Barack Obama’s

    12/30/2012 10:09:06 PM PST · by wrastu · 138 replies
    The Obama Hustle Blog copied onto The Other News Blog ^ | December 29, 2012 | As reported to AL HENDERSHOT, Blog owner and editor of the blog "The Obama Hustle"
    Hawaii state registrar Alvin Onaka has publicly certified to AZ SOS Ken Bennett that Barack Obama’s HI birth certificate is legally non-valid and the White House image is a forgery. He also confirmed to KS SOS Kris Kobach that the information contained in the White House image isNOT “identical to” that in the official record.
  • Hawaii state registrar Alvin Onaka has publicly certified to AZ SOS Ken Bennett that Barack Obama’s

    12/30/2012 10:08:58 PM PST · by wrastu · 2 replies
    The Obama Hustle Blog copied onto The Other News Blog ^ | December 29, 2012 | As reported to AL HENDERSHOT, Blog owner and editor of the blog "The Obama Hustle"
    Hawaii state registrar Alvin Onaka has publicly certified to AZ SOS Ken Bennett that Barack Obama’s HI birth certificate is legally non-valid and the White House image is a forgery. He also confirmed to KS SOS Kris Kobach that the information contained in the White House image isNOT “identical to” that in the official record.
  • Report declares thriving Israeli Christian population

    12/30/2012 9:46:57 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    One News Now ^ | 12-30-12 | Michael F. Haverluck
    Almost 65 years after Jews who were dispersed around the world returned to their homeland ― following a departure that lasted nearly two millennia ― a report released by Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) confirms that the Christian population in the Jewish nation is alive and well, despite the nation's more dominant Jewish and Muslim religions, growing to 158,000 (roughly two percent of the total population). While thousands of Christians celebrated Christmas among various observances taking place across the Promised Land, a CBS statistical breakdown divulged that 80 percent of the Christians living in Israel are Arab. The remaining...
  • Oregon politicians try to repair economy, restore American Dream(Ring-a-ling:Clue Phone-Its For You)

    12/30/2012 9:37:41 PM PST · by Be Careful · 18 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 12/30/31 | Staff
    Political leaders, in Oregon and in Congress, have taken notice. Many plan to introduce legislation, or launch programs, aimed at helping those hardest hit: The governor's proposed budget, so far, includes money to replicate a previously successful job training program. Oregon legislators will be urged to place a measure on the 2013 ballot asking voters to create a permanent state fund providing financial aid to college students. New student loan options that recently took effect will lower some payments and provide more debt forgiveness. A state agency will conduct a limited test of a program to buy back and refinance...
  • Vet Hats and Morons..........love those "old retirees"

    12/30/2012 9:33:04 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 69 replies
    A few days ago my best friend from High School sent me a 'Vietnam Veteran' hat. I never had one of these before and I was pretty hyped about it, especially because my friend Ronn was considerate enough to take the time to give it to me. Yesterday, I wore it when I went to Wal-Mart. There was nothing in particular that I needed at the world's largest retailer but, since I retired, trips to Wally World to look at the Walmartians is always good for some comic relief. Besides, I always feel pretty normal after seeing some of the...
  • Fire Jason Garrett

    12/30/2012 9:22:41 PM PST · by sean327 · 63 replies
    Me | 30 Dec 2012 | sean327
    Garrett is the worst play caller in the history of the NFL. I know Pop Warner coaches who would make better Offensive Coordinators. How is it you have one of the best RBs in the NFL and you only call 13 running plays? If you know the Redskins are gonna blitz on every frikin 3rd down, why don't you run a few screens or draws to slow them down? Garrett sucks! Fire him now!
  • Silent sub: Russian noiseless Borei class nuclear submarine immersed

    12/30/2012 9:12:48 PM PST · by null and void · 64 replies
    RT.Com ^ | 30 December, 2012, 17:26
    Borei class nuclear submarine Vladimir Monomah at the “Sevmash” shipyard before its launch in Severodvinsk. (RIA Novosti/A. Petrov) Super-modern, powerful and almost noiseless Russian nuclear submarine Vladimir Monomakh has been put in water to become the third ship of the Borei project. The cruiser is about to begin sea trials and mooring to become fully operational in 2013. ­Vladimir Monomakh was laid down at Russia’s largest shipbuilding complex Sevmash, located on the shores of the White Sea in the town of Severodvinsk in northern Russia on March 19, 2006 – the 100th anniversary of the Russian submarine fleet. ­Borei-class submarine...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-31-12, OM, St. Sylvester I, 7th Day in Octave/Christmas

    12/30/2012 8:46:07 PM PST · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-31-12 | Revised New American Bible
    December 31, 2012   The Seventh Day in the Octave of Christmas   Reading 1 1 Jn 2:18-21 Children, it is the last hour;and just as you heard that the antichrist was coming,so now many antichrists have appeared.Thus we know this is the last hour.They went out from us, but they were not really of our number;if they had been, they would have remained with us.Their desertion shows that none of them was of our number.But you have the anointing that comes from the Holy One,and you all have knowledge.I write to you not because you do not know the...
  • Warren Jeffs tells followers to 'prepare for end of the world' by January 1.....

    12/30/2012 8:43:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    mailonline ^ | 12.30.2012 | staff
    FULL TITLE: Warren Jeffs tells followers to 'prepare for end of the world' by January 1 as experts warn it could mean something sinister for the sect loyal to a convicted sex offender Followers of cult leader, Warren Jeffs, who is behind bars for sexually assaulting young girls, are reportedly preparing for the end of the world tomorrow, after their former leader warned of Armageddon before midnight. The only supermarket and major meeting point of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints community across the movement's key sites - Colorado City, Arizona, and Hildale, Utah - has...
  • Lawrence man will be deported after child rape plea eagletribune.com

    12/30/2012 8:40:33 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 24 replies
    Eagle - Tribune ^ | December 28, 2012 | Jill Harmacinski
    SALEM, Mass. — A Lawrence man yesterday pleaded guilty to raping a young girl over a three year period and will deported to the Dominican Republic as a result. Ariel Mendez, 48, pleaded guilty to raping the girl on diverse dates from January 2004 to January 2007 when the child was 6 to 9 years old. The incidents occurred at various Lawrence addresses where Mendez lived with the girl’s mother, prosecutor Jessica Strasnick said in Salem Superior Court yesterday. On one occasion, Mendez raped the girl while holding a pillow over her face, Strasnick said. Mendez was indicted on a...
  • ‘50 Shades of Grey’ Is The Subject Of A Course At American University

    12/30/2012 8:38:10 PM PST · by drewh · 44 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Dec 28, 2012 4:45
    Sex educator and American University adjunct professor Stef Woods didn't see "mommy porn" when she first heard buzz about the E.L. James erotic romance bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey. Having taught college classes on activism and social media and sexuality and social media, Woods found the combination of number of books sold, media hype, and issues related to female sexuality, fan fiction, and social media compelling enough to successfully propose “Contemporary American Culture: The 50 Shades Trilogy,” which she will teach to 25 students starting in January.“It never crossed my mind to use another book for a case study,” she...
  • Egypt's currency falls to a new low

    12/30/2012 8:37:59 PM PST · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 30 December 2012 | Sarha El Deeb
    CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian pound fell to a record low against the dollar Sunday as the central bank stepped into the market to try to stabilize trading and stop an anxious public that has been buying up dollars for fear of an even bigger dive in the local currency, bankers said. The pound slid more than 3 percent on the first trading day after the central bank introduced a new dollar auction system that bankers said appeared designed to allow a "controlled devaluation" of the Egyptian pound. Many economists consider the pound overvalued and propped up by the government,...
  • Photographer Helps Rescue Children From Ritualistic Killing (Ethopia)

    12/30/2012 8:36:16 PM PST · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    KPBS ^ | 10 October 2012 | Dwane Brown
    A San Diego photographer who's traveled the world capturing intimate photos of people from Asia, Latin America and Africa is on a mission to stop the ritualistic killing of children in the lower Omo Valley in southwest Ethiopia. A place National Geographic calls the last frontier in Africa. You may have seen the work of John Rowe on the pages of various publications, including National Geographic. "I love people and I love photographing people and culture, I think it's so fascinating," Rowe said referring to his life long passion. He's lived in San Diego County for 25 years and was...
  • The Mysterious Disappearance Of The Russian Crown Jewels

    12/30/2012 8:34:45 PM PST · by Theoria · 15 replies
    NPR ^ | 30 Dec 2012 | Corey Flintoff
    The story of the missing Russian crown jewels begins, as so many great adventures do, in a library. In this case, it was the U.S. Geological Survey Library in Reston, Va. Richard Huffine, the director, was looking through the library's rare-book collection when he came upon an oversized volume. "And there's no markings on the outside, there's no spine label or anything like that," he says. "This one caught our eye, and we pulled it aside to take a further look at it." Researcher Jenna Nolt was one of those who took a look. "The title page is completely hand...
  • Car Show Game - 1950s Sunday Car Quiz

    12/30/2012 8:29:16 PM PST · by virgil283 · 64 replies
    "Identify these old cars...The AVERAGE score is 73%"....I made 88%, Mercs and Hudsons threw me off...Plus I never saw a Kaiser before...
  • Failed Syria Envoy Brahimi’s Mission Brings Chemical War Closer

    12/30/2012 8:26:12 PM PST · by drewh · 7 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | December 30, 2012, 9:08 PM
    The Syrian crisis unbelievably took another turn for the worse Saturday, Dec. 29: After making no headway with Bashar Assad in Damascus, the UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi was told in no uncertain terms by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow: “There is no possibility of persuading Syrian ruler Bashar Assad to leave Syria.” As they spoke, a record 400 people died in hostilities in the country. The burnt remains of hundreds of people slaughtered by the army were discovered in a Homs district. And Syrian opposition leaders have repeatedly preconditioned their acceptance of the Russian invitation to talks...
  • Manchin introduces bill to ‘soften the landing’ if nation goes over ‘fiscal cliff’

    12/30/2012 8:15:47 PM PST · by katieanna · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-30-2012 | Ramsey Cox
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Sunday introduced a bill he said would “soften the landing” if the nation went over the “fiscal cliff.” Manchin said his bill, the Cliff Alleviation at the Last Minute Act, — the CALM Act — would slowly phase in the tax rate increases and allow the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to propose substitute cuts to replace sequestration. Manchin’s proposal comes as lawmakers neared their year-end deadline to avoid January’s tax hikes and across-the-board cuts.
  • Comedian Katt Williams arrested in LA on suspicion of stolen gun

    12/30/2012 8:10:40 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 30 December 2012
    LOS ANGELES – Katt Williams, the comedian who has repeatedly found himself on the wrong side of the law, is out on bail after being arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of child endangerment and possession of a stolen gun. Police Officer Norma Eisenman said Williams was taken into custody Friday after the LA County Department of Children and Family Services did a welfare check at his home. Authorities found more than one firearm, one of which had been reported stolen. Eisenman says the DCFS did not specify how many children lived at the home or whether they were removed....
  • Perhaps we’re still in Oz (Salena Zito)

    12/30/2012 8:10:37 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | December 29, 2012 | Salena Zito
    L. Frank Baum‘s classic “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” published amid the economic and political chaos of the 1893 financial panic, has “eerie parallels to today,” according to Loyola University political science professor Michael Genovese. Genovese‘s theory is that Dorothy (representing the Midwestern farmer or “The Everyman”) is swept from home in a tornado (representing the Industrial Revolution); her landing kills the Wicked Witch of the East (bankers and capitalists) who kept the munchkins (the little guys) in bondage. To return home, she travels through the Land of Oz wearing silver slippers (Hollywood later made those slippers ruby-colored) — a...
  • Syria Rebels 'Beheaded a Christian and Fed Him to the Dogs' as Fears Grow over Islamist Atrocities

    12/30/2012 7:56:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12/30/12 | Nick Fagge
    Christian Andrei Arbashe, 38, was kidnapped and beheaded by rebel fighters in northern town of Ras Al-Ayn on the Turkish border News came as pro-government forces celebrated their victory against rebels near Aleppo Airport Syrian rebels beheaded a Christian man and fed his body to dogs, according to a nun who says the West is ignoring atrocities committed by Islamic extremists. The nun said taxi driver Andrei Arbashe, 38, was kidnapped after his brother was heard complaining that fighters against the ruling regime behaved like bandits. She said his headless corpse was found by the side of the road, surrounded...
  • Outrage as woman finds valet ticket with insulting description of her as fat

    12/30/2012 7:49:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 79 replies
    mailonline ^ | 12.30.2012 | staff
    A Florida woman is still recovering from the insult at finding a valet ticket that described her as fat. Sharyn Peoples used a valet when she was in Boca Raton in early December to park at a local mall while she appeared at a play but when she picked up her car she found the ticket identifying the driver with the words 'play,' 'red dress' and 'fat.' 'I was mortified,' she told WTVJ. 'In handwriting it said 'play, red dress, and fat' on it.' Peoples said she found the description insulting and shocking and she contacted LAZ Parking of Florida,...
  • Christmas Guns**Ads From Years Past

    12/30/2012 7:47:02 PM PST · by virgil283 · 47 replies
    "Sneaky way to get the Remington you want for Christmas"..."Daisy will make it a Christmas to remember"..."Gee Dad a Winchester!!!"Give a Browning"
  • John Maynard Keynes, the conservative

    12/30/2012 7:39:34 PM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 30, 2012 | Jack Kelly
    The economist was right about much, but his prescriptions have been misapplied Conservatives speak disparagingly of "Keynesian economics." If he were alive today, I suspect John Maynard Keynes would be critical, too, of policies advocated in his name. Lord Keynes (1883-1946) was the most celebrated economist of the 20th century, chiefly because in his "General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money" (1936) he told politicians exactly what they wanted to hear. Despite that, Keynes deserved his fame. He was a genius who made a fortune in the stock market (he made most of his picks while lying in bed in...
  • Syria rebels 'beheaded a Christian and fed him to the dogs' as fears grow over Islamist atrocities

    12/30/2012 7:38:21 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/30/2012 | Daily Mail
    Syrian rebels beheaded a Christian man and fed his body to dogs, according to a nun who says the West is ignoring atrocities committed by Islamic extremists. The nun said taxi driver Andrei Arbashe, 38, was kidnapped after his brother was heard complaining that fighters against the ruling regime behaved like bandits. She said his headless corpse was found by the side of the road, surrounded by hungry dogs. He had recently married and was soon to be a father.
  • Demand A Plan - Demand Celebrities Go [bleep] Themselves

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxRlpRcorEU
  • Rocket Launchers Turned in During L.A. Gun Buyback Not Functional

    12/30/2012 7:26:38 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    KTLA 5 Web Staff ^ | December 30, 2012 | KTLA 5
    Rocket Launchers Turned in During L.A. Gun Buyback Not Functional LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) Two rocket launchers handed over to the Los Angeles Police Department during L.A.’s annual Gun Buyback were not functional. Police Chief Charlie Beck and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa showed off the launchers, which were turned in by families of former military members on December 26. The LAPD said all along the launchers appeared to be antiquated, and probably could no longer be fired. The department enlisted the U.S. military to investigate whether the rockets were ever stolen. Military experts have now confirmed to the Los Angeles Times,...
  • 60,000 patients put on death pathway without being told but minister still says controversial...

    12/30/2012 7:25:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    mailonline ^ | 12.30.2012 | Jason Groves, Daniel Martin and Steve Doughty
    FULL TITLE: 60,000 patients put on death pathway without being told but minister still says controversial end-of-life plan is 'fantastic' Up to 60,000 patients die on the Liverpool Care Pathway each year without giving their consent, shocking figures revealed yesterday. A third of families are also kept in the dark when doctors withdraw lifesaving treatment from loved ones. Despite the revelations, Jeremy Hunt last night claimed the pathway was a ‘fantastic step forward’. Outcry: Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt provoked outrage by saying the death pathway was a 'fantastic step forward' In comments that appeared to prejudge an official inquiry into...
  • Flashback: Hillary Clinton: My Life at 60 (2007, talks about 1998 blood clot scare)

    12/30/2012 7:21:37 PM PST · by kristinn · 59 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, October 25, 2007 | Heidi Evans
    SNIP She approaches her seventh decade with what any 60-year-old wants most - good health - but Clinton recalled a potentially fatal scare in 1998. It came while she was campaigning on behalf of Chuck Schumer's New York Senate bid and a swollen right foot caused her terrible pain. She thought she just needed to slow down from constant flying. A White House doctor told her to rush to Bethesda Naval Hospital, where doctors diagnosed a large blood clot behind her right knee. "That was scary because you have to treat it immediately - you don't want to take the...
  • Stock futures up. Someone in Congress already knows a deal is going to take place.

    12/30/2012 7:21:14 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 51 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 30 December 2012
    Stock futures are up. Someone in Congress knows a deal is going to take place. Information already leaked to big players. Futures were down -207 on Dow earlier today and are now up +23. Insider trading taking place. These guys are really slick.
  • Holding pattern

    12/30/2012 7:14:57 PM PST · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    politico44 ^ | 12/30/12 | politico/whitehouse
    12/30/12 9:53 PM President Obama has no events listed on his public schedule Monday.
  • Torii Hunter: Gay teammate would be ‘difficult and uncomfortable’ [Attack on Christian Athlete]

    12/30/2012 7:09:38 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Larry Brown Sports ^ | 12/30/12 | Larry Brown
    Hunter is a four-time All-Star and has played in the majors since 1997. He was considered a clubhouse leader with the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels, and he told the Los Angeles Times that having a gay teammate would be “difficult and uncomfortable.” “For me, as a Christian … I will be uncomfortable because in all my teachings and all my learning, biblically, it’s not right,” Hunter told the Times. “It will be difficult and uncomfortable.” Kevin Baxter, who wrote a lengthy piece for the Times on gays in sports, described Hunter as saying that a gay teammate could...
  • Handicapped-accessible housing, licenses for undocumented immigrants,

    12/30/2012 7:04:39 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | December 30, 2012 | MARYALICE GILL
    Handicapped-accessible housing, licenses for undocumented immigrants, top issues for Latina leaders in Nashua.. Though they come from different countries, the 14 women in the Granite State Organizing Project’s Latina leadership series share similar fears. “We always have this thing in the back of our heads that no matter what we do, we’re never going to be heard, because we’re pretty much not from here,” said Liz Taveras, of Nashua. “It’s like, ‘You’re an alien coming to this country. Go back to your own country.’ But I was raised here. If anyone asks me about Puerto Rico, I have nothing to...
  • Qatari interest in Greece seen to be growing

    12/30/2012 7:00:35 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies
    ekathimerini.com ^ | Sunday December 30, 2012 (13:54) | By Vangelis Mandravelis
    The improvement of the macroeconomic climate in Greece combined with the volatile situation in the Middle East has put this country firmly in the investment plans of Qatar, thereby rendering the planned visit by the Greek prime minister to the Gulf state next month very interesting indeed. The acquisition of Oxia island, near Ithaca in the Ionian Sea, by the royal family of the emirate last summer was an initial show of interest in Greece. A second indication has come with the recent decision by state carrier Qatar Airways to use Athens International Airport for flights to and from New...