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  • (video)One Nation Under Despotism

    01/03/2013 6:23:24 AM PST · by publius321 · 3 replies
  • Jobless claims rise in holiday-distorted week

    01/03/2013 6:22:34 AM PST · by John W · 16 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | January 3, 2012 | Reporting By Lucia Mutikani; Editing by Andrea Ricci
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the data continues to be too distorted by the holidays to offer a clear read of labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 372,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week's figure was revised to show 12,000 more applications than previously reported. Claims data reported for the week ended December 22 had been artificially depressed by the holidays, which resulted in data for 19 states being estimated. A Labor Department official said claims...
  • Armed Guards for Returning Sandy Hook Students

    01/03/2013 6:21:10 AM PST · by PROCON · 30 replies ^ | Jan. 3, 2013 | Susan Jones
    ( - When children from Sandy Hook Elementary school return to class in neighboring Monroe, Conn. today, they'll be entering "the safest school in America," according to the Associated Press. "Law enforcement officers have been guarding the new school, and by the reckoning of police, it is 'the safest school in America,'" the AP reported Thursday. "I think right now it has to be the safest school in America," Monroe police Lt. Keith White was quoted as saying. Having armed guards in schools is the National Rifle Association's suggestion for keeping children safe from the kind of terror that happened...
  • SURPRISE ! – Well, notsomuch for y’all but: New Obamacare Tax Showing Up On Receipts….

    01/03/2013 6:14:41 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 19 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 3, 2013 | Sundance
    #1 Here comes some of those Obama care taxes on Jan 1, 2013. Soon every purchase you make, there will be more taxes. On 103.98 I was charged 8.58 for Texas state taxes. And then Obama care medical tax another 2.39. So the more you spend , the more goes to the “so called free Obama care”. ........................ #2 O didn’t raise taxes, now did he. Here’s another ObamaTax receipt so you KNOW this is real. They should put ObamaTax on these so people know what they are paying.....
  • Israeli military preparing hospitals for chemical attacks – report

    01/03/2013 6:13:05 AM PST · by Perdogg · 4 replies
    Israeli military command is running drills to prepare the country's medical facilities for a variety of security threats, including missile and chemical attacks, the Jerusalem Post reported, quoting a senior IDF source. ­The preparations include training for hospital staff to manage what the military called “mega-mass casualty incidents” involving 1,000 or more victims. “We train a lot for chemical weapons,” a Home Front Command source said. “This is our business, and only ours. There is no room for error.”
  • Primary care doctors growing scarce [Great Job, Obama]

    01/03/2013 6:05:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    SF GATE ^ | 1/1/13 | Drew Joseph
    Roughly 4 million additional Californians are expected to obtain health insurance by 2014 through the federal health law, an expansion that will likely exacerbate the state's doctor shortage and could even squeeze primary care access in the Bay Area, experts say. Even without the Affordable Care Act, a worsening doctor shortage had been forecast as the state's and nation's population ages and grows, and as a generation of older doctors retires. But by mandating that individuals have insurance and expanding Medicaid, the law will extend coverage to an additional 30 million Americans and place a greater strain on the physician...
  • Guns and Piers Morgan

    01/03/2013 6:01:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | December 3, 2013 | Larry Elder
    CNN's Piers Morgan writes that the pro-gun crowd's anger toward him stems from anti-British bias: "This gun debate is an ongoing war of verbal attrition in America -- and I'm just the latest target, the advantage to the gun lobbyists being that I'm British, a breed of human being who burned down the White House in 1814 and had to be forcefully deported en masse, as no American will ever be allowed to forget." Scads of "in-sourced" Brits appear on our telly without us Yanks calling for their deportation. Hell, we just let a Brit play Abe Lincoln. Fox's...
  • Initial Claims Misses By Most Since Sandy, Reverts To 2012 Average

    01/03/2013 5:59:45 AM PST · by Perdogg · 2 replies
    It would seem initial claims can be summed for 2012 in one word, 'average'. This last print of 2012 was almost perfectly at 2012's average of 372, the biggest miss since the first week of November and the Sandy disturbance. Notably, last week's print was revised higher (after 19 states failed to report and were 'guessed at) by 12k jobs to 362k having now risen for 3 weeks in a row (on a seasonally adjusted basis). When we scratch below the surface at non-seasonally-adjusted the numbers are much more concerning than a rampaging equity market would care to note, NSA...
  • Caption her

    01/03/2013 5:56:53 AM PST · by crosshairs · 39 replies
  • Time Warner Cable Drops Al Gore's Current TV Due To Purchase By Al Jazeera

    01/03/2013 5:55:41 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies ^ | 1/3/2012 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters reported Wednesday, Al Jazeera entered into an agreement to buy Al Gore's failing network Current TV. Hours later, as a result of the purchase, Time Warner Cable dropped the station with a message reading to viewers "This channel is no longer available on Time Warner Cable." According to multiple news sources, Current co-founder Joel Hyatt said in a statement that TWC dropped his TV network because TWC "did not consent to the sale to Al Jazeera." “Current will no longer be carried on TWC," wrote Hyatt. "This is unfortunate, but I am confident that Al Jazeera America will...
  • Photo of baby reaching out of womb during c-section goes viral

    01/03/2013 5:53:21 AM PST · by NYer · 35 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 2, 2013 | JOHN JALSEVAC
    January 2, 2013, ( – When Alicia Atkins posted a photo taken by her husband during her recent c-section on Facebook, she thought it would only be viewed by a handful of friends. Instead it has drawn the attention of thousands of complete strangers, as well as the media. The remarkable photo shows Alicia’s newborn daughter, Nevaeh (“heaven” spelled backwards) reaching out and grasping the gloved fingers of a doctor. Already the photo has been viewed thousands of times, and is rapidly being shared on Facebook. “We didn’t think we were going to get such positive feedback,” Alicia recently...
  • Dropping Anchor In Piraeus (We Have Reached Athens)

    01/03/2013 5:49:57 AM PST · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    1/3/2013 | Self
    The word is out from Moodys Investor Service. The United States cannot keep its credit rating unless more is done beyond the "imperfect deal" agreed to by the political leaders of both parties in Washington. Reflecting on what was done it is impossible not to conclude that the deal was the beginning of what will be a series of European-style austerity measures coming out of Washington as demanded by the creditors holding onto this nations multi-trillion dollar debt. We have made it into the same spot that Spain, Italy, Ireland, the United Kingdon, France and Greece are. The Age of...
  • Gerard Depardieu 'granted Russian citizenship' (Putin's 13% Flat Tax Reason For Move To Russia)

    01/03/2013 5:49:07 AM PST · by goldstategop · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 01/03/2013 | BBC News
    The French actor, described by Mr Putin as a successful businessman and friend, has developed close ties with Russia, which has a flat 13% personal income tax rate. He currently appears in an advertisement for Sovietsky Bank's credit card and is prominently featured on the bank's home page. In 2011, he played the lead role in the film Rasputin, a Franco-Russian production about the life of eccentric monk Grigory Rasputin. In addition, Mr Depardieu has also helped raise funds for a children's hospital in St Petersburg.
  • American Cities Drown in Debt

    01/03/2013 5:46:58 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 29 replies ^ | 01/03/2013 | By Marc Hujer
    San Bernardino, California, has gone from being the birthplace of McDonald's to a mound of unpaid debts. Here in San Bernardino, California, in the building that once housed the first McDonald's restaurant, Albert Okura has collected nearly everything the fast-food chain has ever produced. There are paper cups, paper napkins, Happy Meal toys -- all the consumer detritus of America's golden years -- but nothing is more important to him than this small metal machine. "It was a brilliant idea," he says. "This way, every hamburger is the same." Okura believes in that idea to this day. It reminds him...
  • Why I Need a Multi-Round Magazine

    01/03/2013 5:46:39 AM PST · by xzins · 24 replies
    Bloggers and Personal | 3 Jan 13 | Xzins
    How many times can a person hear a stupid comment before turning off the tube? Apparently, it's thousands, because I've not blown up the large screen yet, and I'm still hear dumb comments like, "Why on earth does anyone need a magazine that will enable them to shoot more than a few rounds?" Have you heard that one? How about, "What reason is there for anyone to need an assault weapon?" Let's take them in order. We'll talk real slow for the uninformed among the glitterati set. (It the world of set theory, that would be a set containing about...
  • Putin gives tax exile Depardieu Russian citizenship

    01/03/2013 5:45:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 3, 2013 | Alexei Anishchuk
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted citizenship to Gerard Depardieu, the French movie star who is quitting his homeland to avoid a tax hike on the rich, the Kremlin said on Thursday. The "Cyrano de Bergerac" actor bought a house across the border in Belgium last year to avoid a new tax rate for millionaires in France planned by Socialist President Francois Hollande but said he could also seek tax exile elsewhere. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Depardieu had applied for citizenship after Putin told reporters last month that he would be welcome in Russia. "The citizenship could not have...
  • Fiscal Cliff Bill Hurts Charities & Donors

    01/03/2013 5:44:33 AM PST · by Edmunds mom · 2 replies ^ | 1/2/2013 | Scott Walter
    The charitable deduction wasn’t dumped off the fiscal cliff, but it was dented in the new law passed by Congress. That bill does not include cuts to your charitable tax deduction that are as big as President Obama proposed in his last budget, but it does trim deductibility for donors. The most important stat is the swag Congress and the President expect to receive by cutting deductions: $152 billion over a decade. Economic growth and wealth creation are vital to the charitable sector’s health, which means punitive taxes will harm charities and wealth creators alike. Too bad so few in...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, January 3, 2013 – advert

    01/03/2013 5:40:41 AM PST · by secret garden · 51 replies
    dictionaries ad nauseam | 3 January 2013 | Thursday's sub
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". advert \ad-VURT\, verb1. To remark or comment; refer (usually followed by to): He adverted briefly to the news of the day.2. To turn the attention (usually followed by to): The committee adverted to the business at hand. Example sentences:To understand the nature of those commotions, and the part which Baxter took in them, it will be necessary to advert to the state of religion in the country at large.-- Richard Baxter, William Orme,...
  • Taxpayer-Funded Stadiums a Lose-Lose Proposition

    01/03/2013 5:38:28 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 23 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/2/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    The owners of the Detroit Red Wings are looking to building a new $650-million entertainment district for the team in downtown Detroit with the help of state and local taxpayers. The plan is in its early stages and details are scarce, but the overwhelming economic consensus is that subsidized stadiums are huge losers for taxpayers. Amidst all the other excitement in Lansing, a bill to exempt certain businesses from state and local taxes via the Downtown Development Act was signed by Gov. Rick Snyder recently. According to MIRS Capitol Capsule, this “paves the way” for a replacement for Joe Louis...
  • Ten Ways to Start the New Year Fres

    01/03/2013 5:34:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | January 3, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    It's the beginning of a new year and a great chance to start over -- but how? Here are 10 ways to gain a fresh start in 2013. 1) What's past is past. Wipe all the disappointments of 2012 from your mind. They cannot be changed, and any amount of dwelling and wallowing will not help. Pretend you have amnesia and that it never happened, while retaining the lessons learned from the experience. Then do this again every month, every week, every morning. 2) Define success. Whether it be money made, time spent, lives changed, experiences created, every person has...