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  • Hey Piers, Don't let the door catch your Bum!

    12/31/2012 6:50:02 PM PST · by Noremac · 8 replies
    Blasted ^ | 12/31/2012 | Richard Cameron
    I’m somewhat ambivalent about Piers Morgan. Not much, but a little bit. He is a person with a generally higher level of intellect than a great deal of his contemporaries in television journalism and I’ve enjoyed his interviews much more than the guy he replaced, Larry King, who always looked like he was an eyeblink away from nodding off altogether. Of course, saying that his intellect exceeds that of the rest of the talking heads, may be damning him with faint praise because that is a fraternity of empty suits (think Bob Costas). It’s more accurate to say that he...
  • Torii Hunter being criticized for his comment on gay athletes

    12/31/2012 6:49:50 PM PST · by JohnSmith13 · 12 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/31/12 | Houston Mitchell
    Former Angels outfielder Torii Hunter is receiving some criticism for his comments in a story by The Times' Kevin Baxter about homosexuals in sports. In the story, Hunter said he would find it difficult to be supportive of a teammate with a different sexual orientation than his own:
  • "Judge England" and the upcoming "Eligibility Challenge" of Illegal-Alien Barack Obama

    12/31/2012 6:47:47 PM PST · by ednoonan7 · 64 replies
    Orly Taitz Press Release ^ | 12-31-12 | Edward C. Noonan
    As one of the litigants in Attorney Orly Taitz's upcoming Barry Soetoro (aka BHO) eligibility case (Jan 3, 2013), I have doubts that Judge Morrison C. England, Jr can be objective about removing the Usurper-in-Chief from office. England will be incapable of being fair and honest in this "Soetoro eligibility" matter. I will admit that England was nominated by George W. Bush (on March 21, 2002) for the seat on the Federal bench but I can hardly believe that England is a stalwart GOPer. I have been unhappy with England in the past. He was the "conservative turncoat" who decided...
  • President Obama, Hillary Clinton named most admired people of the year in Gallup poll

    12/31/2012 6:43:53 PM PST · by South40 · 22 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 12/31/2012 | Kelsey Osterman
    Fiscal cliff and medical issues aside, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton each have something to celebrate at the end of 2012. The leaders were named Most Admired Man of the Year and Most Admired Woman of the Year, respectively, in a Gallup poll. Clinton, who was mentioned by 21 percent of those polled, has taken the title for 11 straight years, and 17 years total. She was followed by First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Condoleezza Rice and Sarah Palin. Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, Queen Elizabeth II and Kate Middleton also made the list.
  • Democratic aide: Fiscal 'cliff' deal reached

    12/31/2012 6:16:05 PM PST · by bd476 · 150 replies
    AP ^ | December 31, 2012 9:03 PM EST | By DAVID ESPO
    WASHINGTON (AP) A Democratic aide says the White House and congressional Republicans have reached an agreement to avert the so-called fiscal cliff.The measure would extend Bush-era tax cuts for family incomes below $450,000 and briefly avert across-the-board spending cuts set to strike the Pentagon and domestic agencies this week.
  • Why Has No Single Reporter Stated The Obvious?

    12/31/2012 6:10:55 PM PST · by timlilje · 16 replies
    Why has no single reporter stated the obvious? Who's signature is on the law forcing the fiscal cliff? For some reason I think it's Barack Obama. I don't think he can write a Presidential Finding for this. Why have the Repubs given him this for so long and why didn't they hit him with this when he was slamming conservatives? Are we really this dumb??
  • FReeper Canteen - HAPPY NEW YEAR!! - 01 JAN 2013

    12/31/2012 6:05:36 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 155 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
    The Freeper Canteen Wishes Everyone **Click Here** NEW YEAR WISHES May peace fill all the empty spaces around you And in you, may contentment answer all your wishes May comfort be yours, warm and soft like a sigh. And may the coming year show you that every day is really a first day, a new year Let abundance be your constant companion, so that you have much to share May mirth be near you always, like a lamp shining brightly on the many paths you travel Adam Brand - Party 'Til The Money's All Gone Afternoons In Stereo...
  • Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods: U-Ts 2012 Persons of the Year

    12/31/2012 5:59:22 PM PST · by South40 · 17 replies
    They died defending us all Navy SEALs resourceful, courageous, devoted and disciplined represent the best qualities of our community and our nation. Whether in high-profile operations like tracking down and killing Osama bin Laden or strategic efforts like seizing and preserving power plants in the opening days of the Iraq War in 2003, Navy SEALs are the silent professionals whose sacrifices protect our values and our nation. It is our privilege that so many of these special forces are trained at the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. When something goes horribly wrong as it did in Benghazi, Libya,...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 12-31-12

    12/31/2012 5:56:59 PM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies ^ | 12-31-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Cutting edge chemistry in 2012

    12/31/2012 5:49:22 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 20 December 2012 | Laura Howes
    I’ve been expecting you Mr Bond This year saw more work probing the nature of bonding. In Germany, Holger Braunschweig of Julius-Maximillians University in Würzberg, found that reacting a bis(N-heterocyclic carbene)-stabilised tetrabromodiborane with sodium naphthalene gave diborene or diboryne compounds with the world’s first stable boron–boron triple bond.1 Although boron has been an obvious target for triple bond creation, up until now the element has been reluctant and had only formed a triple bond at a chilly 8K. The new work, at room temperature, is distinctly warmer. The world's first stable germanium–oxygen double was created © NPG And if...
  • Reaching Deals Is Hard. Here's Why

    12/31/2012 5:41:47 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 31, 2012 | GERALD F. SEIB
    Why is this so hard? To many Americans, that is the question that hovered above the elusive search for a deficit-reduction deal that once again tied Washington in knots, despite a full year's advance warning that a deal was necessary. Even when the contours of a possible big deal were possible to see weeks ago, the path to compromiseto say nothing of consensusproved hard for the two parties to travel. Then, even when both sides lowered their sights to seek a more modest deal than the "grand bargain" once envisioned, the normal give-and-take of a negotiation, in which the two...
  • Caption Mitch McConnell

    12/31/2012 5:41:29 PM PST · by crosshairs · 50 replies
  • Top Ten Weirdest Stories of 2012

    12/31/2012 5:39:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    From a genitalia-headed fish to a two-faced catits been a weird and wild year at National Geographic. And for our weird fans, weve rounded up our editors picks for the ten oddest stories of 2012. Coming in as tenth weirdest is the housefly-size frog Paedophryne amauensis (below), the worlds smallest known vertebrate. 10. Worlds Smallest Frog Found At an average of 7.7 millimeters long, the frog is a hair smaller than the previous record holder, the Southeast Asian fish species Paedocypris progenetica, whose females measure about 7.9 millimeters, scientists said in January. Full story>> 9. Slime Has Memory But No...
  • WV State Police Trooper injured; police searching for suspect

    12/31/2012 5:37:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    WOWK ^ | 12.31.2012 | April Kaull
    The Saint Albans Police Department and the West Virginia State Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the woman they say struck an off-duty trooper. The trooper was trying to apprehend the woman for shoplifting according to a news release from the SAPD. The incident happened at the Saint Albans Mall near the Goody's clothing store at around 5 p.m. according to authorities. The woman is white, according to police, in her 30s, wearing a long sleeve pink shirt and boots. She has medium-length wavy brown hair. Police believe that she is driving a small dark colored, possibly...
  • Guns Will Never Be "Safe"

    12/31/2012 5:26:33 PM PST · by sagar · 52 replies
    Happy new year! And my rant follows: Guns will never be "safe", neither are they designed to be. They are designed to kill, safety switch notwithstanding. My right to own gun is so that I can kill those who dare to take away my rights. That kind of power gives me, a mere individual, the power to defend myself and those dear to me. The "bigger" the gun, the bigger protection I have against those who wish ill on me. This might be controversial, but... A fully automatic weapon gives me a chance against a dozen of those who wish...
  • Fiscal Cliff Deal Close - Spending Not Included

    12/31/2012 5:23:24 PM PST · by LD Jackson · 13 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 12/31/12 | LD Jackson
    Just in case you are tuning in to the ever-changing saga about the fiscal cliff and whatever deal may be finalized in the late hours of 2012, or the early hours of 2013, here is the latest. According to most reports I have read, a deal is close to being done (could it be the deal was done weeks ago). Those same reports are saying the deal will include an agreement on the tax issues of the fiscal cliff, but nothing on spending. Unless you count extending unemployment benefits for another year as a victory on spending. (Hot Air) As...
  • Krauthammer: Obama Showed "Incredible Arrogance" Ridiculing Congress At Press Conference (video)

    12/31/2012 5:21:00 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 52 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 31, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I found it astonishing. Here he is -- coming out to speak to the nation at a crucial moment -- in very delicate negotiations and he comes out there with incredible arrogance. He ridicules the Congress, he spikes the football on the Republicans. He rubs in the fact that they were resisting a raise in rates and he made them do it. And of course, as always, he places himself hovering benignly at an Olympian level above the fray, where the children are playing in the sand box and he's asking that everybody be reasonable as if he...
  • Obama says fiscal cliff deal is 'within sight' as Senate prepares to vote (interesting photo)

    12/31/2012 5:11:27 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | December 31, 2012 | Ewen MacAskill
    The White House and Congress were close to reaching a deal Monday to resolve the fiscal cliff crisis that threatens the fragile US economic recovery. With only hours left until a midnight deadline for automatic tax rises and spending cuts, Barack Obama said agreement was within sight but discussions were continuing.
  • I'm proof being too generous can be bad for you! By author of the hit book Eat Pray Love

    12/31/2012 5:01:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 30 December 2012 | Elizabeth Gilbert
    My whole life I've been an over-giver. My general operating policy has always been: 'If it belongs to me, don't worry: You can have it!' As you can imagine, Christmas is a particularly difficult time of year for me. The temptation to over-give when it comes to presents is overwhelming. Over the years, I have over-given with my money, possessions, opinions, time, body, emotions - you name it, I have given it forth. You don't have to be rich to be an over-giver, and over- giving is not quite the same thing as generosity.
  • Police Hunt for Men Dressed as Oompa-Loompas After Attack on 28-Year-Old as He Left Kebab House

    12/31/2012 5:01:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 31 December 2012 | Amanda Williams
    Police hunt for men dressed as Oompa-Loompas after attack on 28-year-old as he left kebab house Man was left with cuts to his face, nose and lip, as well as two black eyes Police are now hunting the two men dressed as the fictional factory workers Two men dressed as Oompa-Loompas from the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory are being hunted by police after they allegedly attacked a man on a night out. The pair - who had painted orange faces and dyed green hair and were wearing hooped tops like the characters in the 1971...