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  • 10 Rules for Trading in Long Term Survival Scenarios

    01/02/2013 5:11:30 PM PST · by Kartographer · 40 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 12/29/12 | Selco
    All of us rely on our skills when SHTF. So we all hope that we can cover all of major skills that can lead us trough all basic needs in order to survive. So we choose to learn lot of things, how to fight , how to can, how to grow food, how to heal people. And we are buying equipment and learn things. We choose different approaches, someone chooses to learn just basics from one skill, or someone chooses to learn one particular skill in depth. Like to be very good in growing food when SHTF. But most of...
  • Ethan Allen Turns the Tables in China

    01/02/2013 5:09:42 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2 January 2013 | JAMES R. HAGERTY
    DANBURY, Conn.—Furniture from China has gobbled an increasing share of the U.S. market in recent years, leading to the closure of hundreds of American factories. Now, turning the tables on their Asian rivals, two big U.S. producers are trying to sell more furniture in China. The companies, Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. ETH +4.67% and Ashley Furniture Industries Inc., are pursuing different approaches. Most furniture Ethan Allen sells in China is made in its seven plants in the U.S. and Mexico. Ashley relies on furniture made at its own plant near Shanghai and elsewhere in Asia, though it ships small amounts...
  • Congressmen Confirm That Boehner Will Either Resign Speakership Or Be Forced Out

    01/02/2013 5:08:45 PM PST · by drewh · 372 replies
    Cybercast News Service.com ^ | 1/2/13 | Ron Meyer
    I have confirmed with a group of Congressmen that House Speaker John Boehner will not be reelected Speaker tomorrow. He will either resign or be forced out tomorrow. Only 17 members are needed to block Speaker Boehner's election tomorrow. A Speaker needs an absolute majority of all votes cast for a specific person. If no one has a majority, the House is speakerless. I've confirmed these rules with the House Parliamentarian.
  • Gun Confiscation in Ten Easy Steps

    01/02/2013 5:02:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | January 1, 2013 | Steve Sheldon
    All the time fellow gun owners say things to me like, “Seriously, Steve, how would they possibly gather up all the hundreds of millions of guns that are out there?” Well my naďve friend, let me tell you how it works. Step 1: Create an anti-gun culture and make guns and gun owners the bad guys at every turn: On the evening news, every time a crime is reported, make sure there is a picture of a mean looking gun next to the chalk outline of a body. Portray hunters and sportsmen as backwoods unsophisticated hillbillies and rednecks. Feminize the...
  • Mia Farrow Hearts New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (for Blasting Republicans)

    01/02/2013 4:55:28 PM PST · by drewh · 58 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 2 Jan 2013, 1:47 PM PDT | by Breitbart News
    The Left's love affair with N.J. Gov. Chris Christie continues ... so long as the outspoken pol is trashing his own party. Christie made headlines today by blaming the death of a Hurricane Sandy relief bill loaded with pork squarely on the GOP. “There is only one group to blame,” he ranted. “The House Majority and John Boehner. Last night, the House Majority failed the basic test of leadership and they did so with callous disregard to the people of my state. It was disappointing and disgusting to watch. Shame on you, shame on Congress.” That sentiment earned kudos from...
  • Boy Shoots Transmission Line, Causes Power Outage

    01/02/2013 4:51:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    WFTV ^ | Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013
    A 12-year-old north Florida boy shot a high-powered rifle and hit a 69,000-volt transmission line, causing almost 6,000 customers in Lynne, Silver Springs Shores, Silver Springs and Ocklawaha to lose service for several hours. The Ocala Star-Banner (http://bit.ly/Vw7rxh) reports that the Clay Electric Co-op said the outage began at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and lasted for about five hours.
  • 6-Year-Old Suspended For Saying, “Pow”

    01/02/2013 4:49:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | January 2, 2013 | Philip Hodges
    Michael Moore recently said that the only reason white people are buying a bunch of guns in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting is that they’re fearful. Afraid of black people specifically. He said, “Calm down, white people, and put away your guns.” So if we’re all buying guns and ammo out of fear of the black man, what emotion would cause this idiocy: a 6-year-old boy was suspended from school for making his hand in the shape of a gun and pretend shooting it, saying, “Pow,” as it was pointed at a fellow student. Were school officials actually...
  • Boehner sets House votes on Sandy aid after Republican attacks

    01/02/2013 4:36:06 PM PST · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    House Speaker John Boehner made a U-turn on Wednesday to clear the way for approval of $60 billion in Superstorm Sandy relief by mid-January after drawing withering fire from fellow Republicans, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, for canceling an earlier vote. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives will now vote on Friday on a $9 billion down payment for storm-related aid to the National Flood Insurance program. Boehner also assured New York and New Jersey lawmakers that the House will take a second vote on January 15 on the $51 billion remainder of the Sandy package. "This procedure that was...
  • Al Jazeera Acquires Current TV

    01/02/2013 4:32:30 PM PST · by John W · 38 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 2, 2012 | Brian Stelter
    Al Jazeera on Wednesday completed a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore and his business partners seven years ago. Current will provide the pan-Arab news giant with something it has sought for years: a pathway into American living rooms. Current is available in about 60 million of the 100 million homes in the United States with cable or satellite service. Rather than simply use Current to distribute its English-language channel, called Al Jazeera English and based in Doha, Qatar, Al Jazeera will create a new channel, called Al Jazeera America,...
  • Al-Jazeera in talks to buy Current TV

    01/02/2013 4:31:57 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 2, 2013 | RYAN NAKASHIMA
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Al-Jazeera, the Pan-Arab news channel that has struggled to win space on American cable television, is negotiating to buy Al Gore's Current TV and with it, access to 60 million U.S. homes, according to a person familiar with the matter.
  • The Democratic Party's Crusade Against American Success Can Be Summed Up In Three Words...

    01/02/2013 4:31:14 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 13 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-2-13 | The Looking Spoon
    This was inspired when I happened to have Rush on this morning and the guest host, Doug Urbanski, was going on about how he heard Juan Williams complain that he doesn't like New Years Eve because there's always someone out there having more fun than he is.Doug went on to say that encapsulates liberalism perfectly...given there are studies that prove this, it's hard to disagree with that assessment.
  • Obama to 'Quickly' Go for Immigration Reform and Gun Control

    01/02/2013 4:27:57 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Jan. 2, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    President Barack Obama will go for immigration reform and gun control this month, the White House tells the left-leaning Huffington Post. Obama's actions will reportedly be done "quickly." Obama glowing "An Obama administration official said the president plans to push for immigration reform this January. The official, who spoke about legislative plans only on condition of anonymity, said that coming standoffs over deficit reduction are unlikely to drain momentum from other priorities. The White House plans to push forward quickly, not just on immigration reform but gun control laws as well," reports the Huffington Post. "The timeframe is likely to...
  • Laptop Battery Charging Problem

    01/02/2013 4:27:30 PM PST · by VA Voter · 25 replies
    How do I confirm that the recharging problem is the computer and not the battery? I have a Dell Latitude running XP. I downloaded CNET program BatteryCare and bought a new battery. It's not charging at all and everytime I move the laptop it shuts off since the level of charge is 0%. If it's the computer then the expense to fix it is probably more than it's worth.
  • 14 Years & Kicking: FreeDOS Is Still Alive

    01/02/2013 4:24:33 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    Phoronix ^ | December 29, 2012 | Posted by Michael Larabel
    FreeDOS, the open-source DOS operating system, is still alive and seeing activity around the GPL-licensed project though the FreeDOS SVN code repository hasn't seen any activity in nearly one year. In writing yesterday about Automake looking to drop MS-DOS and Windows 95/98/ME support, some Phoronix readers were quick to comment that dropping MS-DOS support would also be bad news for FreeDOS. The last time that FreeDOS came to my mind was nearly one year ago when writing about the release of FreeDOS 1.1. With not having heard much out of the FreeDOS camp in about a year, I was...
  • Why don’t liberals want to address the real causes of gun violence?

    01/02/2013 4:20:35 PM PST · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-02-13 | DrJohn
    Liberals have an unending capacity for doing the wrong things. When the economy is hurting, they suck the life out of productive citizens rather than stimulate the economy so all can have the opportunity to do well. Following a tragic shooting, they respond with meaningless gestures. They would punish those who abide by the law. The cry has gone out for stronger gun control laws and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is the head cheerleader. For starters, her proposed bill includes: Stops the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of more than 100 specifically-named firearms as well as certain semiautomatic rifles, handguns...
  • GOP Activist Group Spokesperson Cites ‘Senior Sources’ Boehner Will Resign Speakership Tonight

    01/02/2013 4:18:54 PM PST · by drewh · 32 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 4:37 pm, January 2nd, 2013 | by Noah Rothman
    Ron Meyer Jr., spokesperson for the activist group American Majority Action, Appeared on MSNBC with Martin Bashir where he said that he is hearing rumors form reliable sources that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) will resign the speakership tonight. “We need a new Speaker,” Meyer said. “There are serious rumors that at the conference tonight, at 5 o’clock, John Boehner will announce to the conference that he is resigning as Speaker of the House.” Bashir said he found that hard to believe, to which Meyer replied that he also found it unlikely. Bashir pressed and asked if there was any...
  • 500 Murders In Chicago Show Gun Bans Don't Work (500 Murders In Rahm Emanuel's Chicago Show Gun Bans

    01/02/2013 4:15:27 PM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    Guns: The mayor of what is at once America's most gun-controlled city and its murder capital wants an assault weapons ban like the one he pushed in 1994. Except it didn't work then, and it won't work now. Nathaniel T. Jackson, 40, an alleged gang member with a long arrest record, was gunned down last week outside a store in Chicago's Austin neighborhood, becoming the Windy City's 500th murder victim in 2012. Up to 80% of Chicago's murders and shootings are gang-related, according to police. By one estimate, the city has almost 70,000 gang members. A police audit last spring...
  • France's censorship demands to Twitter are more dangerous than 'hate speech'

    01/02/2013 4:09:36 PM PST · by Theoria · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 02 Jan 2013 | Glenn Greenwald
    Few ideas have done as much damage throughout history as empowering the government to criminalize opinions it dislikes Writing in the Guardian today, Jason Farago praises France's women's rights minister, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, for demanding that Twitter help the French government criminalize ideas it dislikes. Decreeing that "hateful tweets are illegal", Farago excitingly explains how the French minister is going beyond mere prosecution for those who post such tweets and now "wants Twitter to take steps to help prosecute hate speech" by "reform[ing] the whole system by which Twitter operates", including her demand that the company "put in place alerts and...
  • Shaked Slams 'Chauvinistic' Likud Campaign

    01/02/2013 4:08:07 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/1/13
    Jewish Home candidate Ayelet Shaked responded on Wednesday night to the Likud party's planned campaign targeting supposed "anti-women" candidates in her party. "The Jewish Home has three women in the first 12 spots on its list, while the Likud has one woman in these spots," she said. "We are the only party in Israel in which women were elected not because of spots reserved for women on the list, but because of their efforts and actions." ..."Thanks to this chauvinistic campaign by [Likud Beytenu adviser] Arthur Finkelstein, we'll also be able to get Gila Finkelstein, who is on the 18th...
  • Royal Mail to release 'Doctor Who' stamps

    01/02/2013 4:07:43 PM PST · by mikrofon · 15 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Jan 2 2013 06:16 PM ET | Josh Stillman
    Sure, bow ties are cool, but stamps are even cooler. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, Britain’s Royal Mail is releasing a series of stamps featuring the 11 actors who have held the title role, the British postal service announced Wednesday. Everyone from William Hartnell, who first portrayed the Doctor from 1963-66, to Matt Smith, the current star, will be included. And don’t forget about those pesky foes: Daleks, Oods, Weeping Angels, and a Cyberman will all get their due on a miniature sheet with Second Class stamps, along with a stamp featuring the Doctor’s time travel machine,...
  • Gun confiscation: How will it start?

    01/02/2013 4:03:29 PM PST · by rustyboots · 131 replies
    With all the recent talk about gun control, the high level of ammo/firearm purchasing and the just demonstrated lack of GOP gonads on fiscal matters, I started to wonder just how fast they would roll over for DiFi? But I guess the real question would be; If Difi got her wish on her new bill, how would they start if millions resisted? Would the government realize that there wasn't going to be a cheerful obedience to the new law and just let millions get away with this resistance? If there decided to go after gun owners who refused to register,...
  • Ahmadinejad In Suicidal Anti-Corruption Drive Against Khamenei’s Establishment

    01/02/2013 4:01:45 PM PST · by drewh · 3 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | January 2, 2013, 9:35 PM
    In the unexpected role of social crusader, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a speech at Kermanshah Wednesday, Jan. 2, “The country’s economy should not be controlled by 3,000 or 10,000 people.” Seventy-six million Iranians still don’t benefit from the country’s oil revenues – “only an elite minority,” he said. Predictably, Iranian sources report, the Iranian president’s relations and friends are rushing for the exits: they are selling property and packing their bags ready to quit the country, worried about his fate and their own, as Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his powerful machine prepared to hit back. Ahmadinejad...
  • Likud to Target Jewish Home 'Extremists' in Latest Campaign

    01/02/2013 3:59:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/1/13 | Elad Benari
    In its latest campaign against Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home), the Likud is planning to attack the candidates on its list which are considered to be more "extreme". Israeli mainstream media has been criticizing the Jewish Home for supposedly "hiding" some of its candidates and refusing to allow them to be interviewed, while giving other candidates who "sound better" on television much more airtime. Now, the Likud is planning to use this criticism and point out the "hidden" candidates to the public. These are mostly candidates from the Tekuma party's list, headed by Uri Ariel, which merged with the Jewish Home...
  • YouTube video of teens bragging about raping a girl: Graphic language

    01/02/2013 3:52:04 PM PST · by goodwithagun · 37 replies
    For those following the Steubenville rape case, here is the video that Anonymous recovered and then reposted on YouTube. It is disgusting. There is no graphic footage but the language is filthy. If you don't know about this case I'll provide links in the comments section. This video will make your blood boil. All but two (the only two arrested and charged with anything) are still in school and participating in sports.
  • If only Romney were President...(Vanity - Heard this Lame Accusation Too Many Times)

    01/02/2013 3:45:06 PM PST · by ziravan · 24 replies
    1/2/13 | Me
    I'm getting tired of the "See, and you guys didn't like Romney, so this is what you get" garbage floating around lately. Assume a Romney Administration with the so-called 'fiscal cliff' debate extended into his watch, and this is what you've got: WH: Republican. Congress: Republican. Senate: Democrat or barely Republican and not able to sustain a filibuster. Here is President Romney at his press conference announcing a deal on the 'fiscal cliff', "As you know, Senate Democrat leaders have been intransigent on a budget deal that would avoid the fiscal cliff. In order to protect as many people as...
  • NEXT 9/11: IRAN’S DEATH SQUAD IS HERE

    01/02/2013 3:44:16 PM PST · by lowbridge · 42 replies
    Iran has infiltrated a team of Quds Force terrorist leaders into the United States to attack from within in 2013, according to a source. The source within the office of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of the Islamic regime, said the team is to create instability in America through terrorism should the U.S. fail to accept the regime’s illicit nuclear program, increase sanctions, confront Iran militarily or intervene in the Syrian civil war. Members of the team, no more than 10 Quds Force officers, each lead cells totaling about 50 terrorists already in the U.S. The source is risking...
  • IDF and Syrian Rebel Officers Meet Clandestinely In Jordan

    01/02/2013 3:42:45 PM PST · by drewh · 2 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | January 1, 2013, 11:10 PM
    Israeli officials have been holding talks in Jordan with Syrian opposition officials “in advance of a possible Israeli-U.S. operation in Syria to protect the Golan Heights,” Western intelligence sources reported Tuesday, Jan. 1. There was no further information about this operation or how rebel commanders were involved in military plans “to protect the Golan Heights.” Altogether, the goings-on on the Israeli and Jordanian borders with Syria are in deep hush. But European intelligence sources, some of them French and Russian, reveal nightly clashes taking place between US, Jordanian, Israeli special forces and Syrian rebels, on the one hand, and Syrian...
  • Hillary Clinton leaves New York hospital, then returns

    01/02/2013 3:42:31 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 82 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 2, 2013 | Joshua Lott and Daniel Trotta
    Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton briefly left New York-Presbyterian hospital on Wednesday, only to return about 15 minutes later, the New York Daily News reported. The State Department declined to comment on where Clinton may have gone or the status of her hospital stay. She was admitted for treatment of a blood clot in a vein behind her right ear. Reporters witnessed Clinton leaving the hospital with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and daughter, Chelsea, and an aide. They drove away with a security detail and a man wearing a white coat and a stethoscope. She returned...
  • Do Asian Americans count as "diverse"?

    01/02/2013 3:37:25 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 35 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer Blog ^ | 01/02/2013 | Matt Katz
    New Jersey Democrats have long argued that they would approve only "diverse" nominees to the state Supreme Court. But now, as liberal opposition builds against Gov. Christie's most recent picks, the definition of diverse appears to be changing. One of the two nominees, Monmouth County Superior Court Judge David Bauman, was born in Japan to a Japanese mother and would be the first Asian American on the high court. Yet the Legislature's black caucus, the state Latino Action Network, and a broad coalition of more than 50 groups, including teachers' unions and Planned Parenthood, are opposing Bauman and the other...
  • URGENT: Congressional Republicans to double-cross gun owners? (VCDL Alert)

    01/02/2013 3:31:34 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 25 replies
    Virginia Citizens Defense League ^ | 1-3-13 | Philip Van Cleave
    Many of you may remember Richmond talk show host, Doc Thompson. He currently has a radio show in Michigan. Much like me, he gets some "inside" information from time-to-time. He has received a communication between a friend and someone in the Republican Party leadership. That communication is troubling as it says the congressional Republicans are seriously considering selling out gun owners to "seem reasonable." They are considering a magazine ban, changes to background checks, and more. Here is a link to the email with redactions to protect the sources: http://tinyurl.com/a4xf33x URGENT ACTION ITEM We need to contact ALL of our...
  • Identical twins and 'best friends', 19, give birth just two hours apart on New Year's Eve

    01/02/2013 3:30:35 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 10 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2 January 2013 | Paul Thompson
    Identical twins sisters have given birth on the same day, just hours apart. Ashlee Nelson,19 and her sister Aimee gave birth within two hours of each other on New Year's Eve. Although the identical the twins are best friends, they rarely did everything together and had not planned to give birth on the same day.
  • Democratic rep on cliff deal: No worries, your unemployment check is in the mail

    01/02/2013 3:30:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 2, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Goodness knows I’ve grappled with exactly how I’ve hoped the fiscal-cliff finagling would finally finish up, but the overriding constant for me has always been the ultimate triviality of the entirely petty discussion — and this just so perfectly, painfully exhibits precisely why. For Rep. Danny K. Davis, Illinois Democrat, the “fiscal cliff” fight came down to one thing: the unemployment checks the government will still be able to send to thousands of his constituents. “When I go to church on Sunday, I know that I will see people with the assurance that pretty soon an unemployment check is in...
  • THE AR-15: THE GUN LIBERALS LOVE TO HATE

    01/02/2013 3:29:20 PM PST · by neverdem · 114 replies
    Human Events ^ | 1/2/2013 | David Keene
    Politician after politician have joined the television talking heads in calling for a new “assault weapons ban” patterned after the ten-year Clinton ban that was allowed to lapse in 2004 after Justice Department and private studies concluded it had no impact whatsoever on murder and violent crime rates and had become a symbol of wrong-headed governmental attempts to restrict firearms ownership in this country.California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein has called for reinstituting the old Clinton ban to outlaw the sale, transfer and possession of such guns in the future while grandfathering those already in the hands of private parties....
  • Why Did A Train Carrying Biofuel Cross The Border 24 Times And Never Unload?

    01/02/2013 3:27:54 PM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 31 replies
    Zerohedge.com ^ | Jan 2, 2013 | Tyler Durden
    Wondering why rail traffic has been somewhat surprisingly consistent despite uncertainty? Concerned at government's tenticular reach into each and every aspect of our lives? This somewhat stunning anecdotal report from OilPrice.com might shed some light: A cargo train filled with biofuels crossed the border between the US and Canada 24 times between the 15th of June and the 28th of June 2010; not once did it unload its cargo, yet it still earned millions of dollars... The companies “made several million dollars importing and exporting the fuel to exploit a loophole in a U.S. green energy program.” Each time the...
  • The "NO" Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,January 2,2013

    01/02/2013 3:17:38 PM PST · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | January 2,2013 | Mark Levin
    Enjoy the sub that is on tonight. Mark Levin will be back tomorrow.
  • Medical Device Excise Tax

    01/02/2013 3:12:08 PM PST · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    irs.gov ^ | irs
    On Dec. 5, 2012, the IRS issued final regulations on the new 2.3 percent medical device excise tax that manufacturers and importers will pay on sales of certain medical devices beginning January 1, 2013. In addition, the IRS issued Notice 2012-77, which provides interim guidance regarding the determination of sale price and other issues related to the tax. The IRS developed the final regulations in consultation with technical experts at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and after carefully reviewing numerous public comments. Generally, under the final regulations, a “taxable medical device”...
  • Delhi women gun for licences; rape triggers big rush to acquire arms

    01/02/2013 3:10:40 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 7 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Jan 1, 2013 | Dwaipayan Ghosh
    NEW DELHI: The horrific attack on Nirbhaya has led to a spurt in requests for gun licences from women. Since December 18, the day the news of the brutal gang rape appeared in newspapers, the licensing department of Delhi Police has received a total of 274 applications from women. In addition, it has also been flooded with hundreds of queries on how to obtain a licence. "We have received over 1,200 calls since that day. These include not only the average working woman, but even students who travel long distances to colleges and even their concerned parents. They were eager...
  • Hillary Clinton Timeline Investigation

    01/02/2013 3:09:11 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 31 replies
    Seriously? I've never seen so much disinformation, rumors and stonewalling. I guess it's what we should expect from the Clintons. Let's go over this report by report to see if we can't figure it out. Hillary was supposed to testify on Benghazi sometime during the week of December 17th. 4 to 5 days before that she comes down with a stomach flu. December 10: CLINTON CANCELS TRIP TO MOROCCO BECAUSE OF STOMACH FLU WASHINGTON, Dec 10 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has canceled her trip to Morocco this week for a meeting on the future of Syria's...
  • Al Jazeera Is Said to Be Acquiring Current TV (Al Gore's failure network)

    01/02/2013 3:08:13 PM PST · by autumnraine · 24 replies
    Media Decoder ^ | 1/2/2013 | BRIAN STELTER
    Al Jazeera is putting the final touches on a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore and his business partners seven years ago. If the deal is completed, Current will provide the pan-Arab news giant with something it has sought for years: a pathway into American living rooms. Current is available in about 60 million of the 100 million homes in the United States with cable or satellite service. Rather than simply use Current to distribute its English-language channel, called Al Jazeera English and based in Doha, Qatar, Al Jazeera will...
  • ROUBINI: America Has Yet To Wake Up To The Full Extent Of Its Fiscal Nightmare

    01/02/2013 3:07:47 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-2-2013 | Mamta Badkar
    ROUBINI: America Has Yet To Wake Up To The Full Extent Of Its Fiscal Nightmare Mamta BadkarJanuary 2, 2013Last night the House of Representatives voted 257-167 to pass the fiscal cliff bill. Many have pointed out that president Obama has come out the winner, while the Republicans who signed Grover Norquist's no-tax- increase pledge have been the biggest losers. But in a new op-ed for The Financial Times, Nouriel Roubini writes that the U.S. has been let down by its leaders and that they "dysfunctional nature" of the country's political system means another crisis isn't far off. He also says...
  • The Mega Scandal Everyone Has Forgotten - Fannie, Freddie, and Congress get off scot-free.

    01/02/2013 3:07:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | DECEMBER 31, 2012 | John Fund
    Angelo Mozilo In Star Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi used an old Jedi mind trick on Stormtroopers to deflect them from their real quarry: “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.” It worked.It looks as if another mind trick, well known in the Congress — delay and deflection — will now work to make Americans forget one of the biggest scandals of our time: the housing collapse that triggered the 2008 financial meltdown we are still suffering from. We shouldn’t just gaze over the fiscal cliff everyone else is scrutinizing; we should also examine the droids who helped set in motion our...
  • 'Toddlers Could Go Diaper-Free at 3 Months'

    01/02/2013 3:01:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    The Local ^ | 2 Jan 13
    Swedish toddlers could be protected from urinary tract infections if their parents took a leaf out of Vietnam's potty training book and cut short the use of nappies, a Swedish research study infers. Professor Anna-Lena Hellström at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg has previously studied the link between diapers and UTIs, more specifically how children who cannot completely empty their bladder run a higher risk of infection. She has now turned her attention to potty training in Vietnam where toddlers as young as three months go diaper-free. "Never in our wildest dreams did we imagine you could start that young,"...
  • Tracy Browning - Jailed After Repeatedly Trying To Purchase iPads With Food Stamp Card...

    01/02/2013 2:44:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Weekly Vice ^ | December 26, 2012 | Danny Vice
    Louisville, Kentucky - Tracy Browning, a 38-year-old Louisville woman, was jailed after she allegedly tried to purchase several iPads with a food stamp card, then fled to another location where she tried to make the same transaction. According to Louisville police, Browning went to the Valley Station Walmart and tried to purchase two iPads with an Electronic Benefit Transfer card. When the transaction was denied, she assaulted a store clerk, pushed another employee to the ground and fled from the store with the merchandise. Investigators say Browning went to another Walmart in the area a short time later and again...
  • Man Who Died at Point Reyes Was Trying to Save Dog

    01/02/2013 2:42:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013
    Victim was a 59 year old from RichmondThe Sonoma County coroner's office has identified a man who was swept out to sea from a beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore on New Year's Day as 59-year-old Charles Francis Quaid, of Richmond (pictured below). A crew from the U.S. Coast Guard station in Bodega Bay recovered Quaid's body with a 47-foot lifeboat around 4 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene. National Park Service ranger John Golda said Quaid and a woman, whom the coroner's office identified as Quaid's wife, were walking a dog along the north end of...
  • There's No Avoiding Google+

    01/02/2013 2:39:50 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 19 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 2, 2013 | AMIR EFRATI
    Google Inc. GOOG +2.24% is gaining ground against Facebook Inc. FB +5.18% thanks to a controversial tactic: requiring people to use the Google+ social network. Google over the past year has boosted the Google+ operation by integrating it with the company's top-tier properties, including its Web search engine, Gmail, YouTube, business listings and the Android mobile-operating system. People using Google to search for photos or customer reviews of a restaurant, for example, automatically are steered to the restaurant's Google+ page. In the fall, Google began requiring people who want to post their reviews of restaurants or other businesses to use...
  • A Benedict XVI Epiphany

    01/02/2013 2:39:17 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    First Things ^ | January 2, 2013 | George Weigel
    The solemnity of the Epiphany typically gets short shrift in Latin-rite Catholicism, for while Eastern Christianity lifts up the Epiphany as the apex of the Christmas season, Epiphany in the Western Church tends to get overwhelmed by the tsunami of Christmas, both liturgically and (especially) culturally. When the Epiphany fell in the middle of the week and was a holy day of obligation, its importance as the commemoration of the “manifestation” of the Messiah was underscored; transferred to a Sunday, it tends to become one Sunday among others. The pre-1970 liturgical calendar recognized the significance of the Epiphany by designating...
  • Police: Drunken Father Left Baby With Daytona Beach Liquor Store Clerk

    01/02/2013 2:37:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    WFTV ^ | Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013
    A baby is safe after police said he was left behind at a Daytona Beach liquor store by his father. Detectives said 26-year-old Kenneth Rowe was drunk when he allegedly stumbled into Sharks Liquor Store near International Speedway on Sunday night and asked the clerk to watch the 11-month-old baby. The clerk said the baby had a rash on the side of his face and was hungry. Rowe is facing child neglect charges, and the baby is with the Department of Children and Families.
  • Boehner tells GOP he’s through with one-on-one Obama talks

    01/02/2013 2:25:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 101 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 2, 2013 | Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is signaling that at least one thing will change about his leadership during the 113th Congress: He’s telling Republicans he is done with private, one-on-one negotiations with President Obama. During both 2011 and 2012, the Speaker spent weeks shuttling between the Capitol and the White House for meetings with the president in the hopes of striking a grand bargain on the deficit. Those efforts ended in failure, leaving Boehner feeling burned by Obama and, at times, isolated within his conference. In closed-door meetings since leaving the “fiscal cliff” talks two weeks ago, lawmakers and aides say...
  • Now that the Bread and Circuses are over...

    01/02/2013 2:23:57 PM PST · by butterdezillion · 32 replies
    Vanity | butterdezillion
    Now that the R's have caved and Obama is in full-gloat mode, let's move on to the Achilles' heel scary enough to Obama that his people have made threats to keep it quiet: football. Or, a football analogy, I should say. Currently there’s a call on the field more important than any call in any BCS game, and the stakes could not be higher: Hawaii has confirmed that Obama's long-form image is a forgery and the record they have is not legally valid; the registrar cannot verify Obama's date of birth, city and island of birth, or parents' names -...
  • 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Punishes Work, Rewards Unemployment

    01/02/2013 2:17:45 PM PST · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/2/13 | j pollack
    The "fiscal cliff" deal approved by the Senate in a 89-8 vote early this morning, and which is under consideration by the House of Representatives today, punishes work and rewards unemployment. The deal fails to renew a payroll tax holiday that had been in effect for two years, with the result that working families could see their tax bill rise by up to $2,000. Meanwhile, the deal extends unemployment benefits for a full year--and as economist Robert Barro has demonstrated, longer benefits lead to higher unemployment. Effectively, Washington has decided to create new penalties for work, and new incentives for...