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  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - January 8, 2013

    01/08/2013 2:51:29 AM PST · by sneakers · 7 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) (Rochester, NY) (Frostburg, MD) (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http (Ashland, OH) :// for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Omaha Wendy’s Franchise Forced to Cut Employee Hours Thanks to Obamacare

    01/08/2013 2:29:46 AM PST · by lowbridge · 30 replies ^ | january 7, 2013 | jim hoft
    An Omaha Wendy’s franchise announced it would cut hours for 100 employees due to the new Democrat Obamacare health plan. WOWT reported: A fast-food chain is slashing employee hours so franchise owners don’t have to pay health benefits. Around 100 local Wendy’s workers have learned their hours are being cut. A spokesperson says a new health care law is to blame. “Thirty-six to 37 hours a week.” That’s how many hours T.J. Growbeck works at the 84th and Giles Wendy’s restaurant. The money he earns helps him pay for the basics, but that’s not the case for all his co-workers....
  • THIS is What Happens to People Who Don't Drink with Moderation on the Plane:

    01/08/2013 1:57:13 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    photo: Tumblr/Andy Ellwood A 46-y.o. Icelandic man got loaded and completely flipped-out on a NYC-bound IcelandAir flight out of Rejkavik last weekend, running-about the cabin, screaming 'the plane's going to crash', even choking the poor lady sitting next to him. Witnesses said he had boarded with a substantial quantity of duty-free liquor and proceeded to drink it all... After surrounding passengers had their fill of the dangerous shenanigans they took matters into their own hands and duct-taped his dumb ass to the seat... the man was arrested upon arrival at JFK, of course.  The Daily Mail   HardRockRevolution   h/t...
  • Undocumented immigrants push Gov. Andrew Cuomo to support the Dream Act

    01/08/2013 12:34:51 AM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 7, 2013 | ERICA PEARSON
    Bill would allow illegal immigrant students to qualify for tuition assistance for higher education Young immigrants are flooding Gov. Cuomo’s phone lines and Twitter account, asking him to use his State of the State address Wednesday to call for tuition aid for undocumented immigrants. The so-called New York State Dream Act, which has the backing of Mayor Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, would open the state’s Tuition Assistance Program to all college students, regardless of immigration status. Jackson Heights teen Antonio Alarcon plans to make many calls and posts on @NYGovCuomo. “The governor should be focusing more on...
  • Unmanned J-6 fighter jets put on Fujian air base

    01/08/2013 12:12:44 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    Focus Taiwan ^ | 2013/01/07 | Stanley Cheung and Lilian Wu
    Unmanned J-6 fighter jets put on Fujian air base 2013/01/07 17:19:30 Hong Kong, Jan. 7 (CNA) A large number of old J-6 fighter jets that have been converted into unmanned attack aircraft are being stationed at Liancheng Air Base in Fujian province, according to the latest issue of Kanwa Defense Review. China's cited the Canadian online magazine as saying that satellite photos taken on July 31, 2011 showed there were at least 55 of the J-6 aircraft on the base. The magazine said the air base most likely has more J-6s than any other base in Fujian, showing that...
  • India selects Airbus Military MRTT for six-aircraft deal

    01/08/2013 12:05:24 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Flight International ^ | 01/07/2012 | Dominic Perry
    India selects Airbus Military MRTT for six-aircraft deal India has selected the Airbus Military A330 multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) as its preferred bid for a six aircraft requirement to supply the nation's air force. Airbus Military says it expects the deal to be finalised later this year. The decision follows a flight test campaign carried out in India where the aircraft was used to refuel multiple fighter types and also performed operations from high-altitude air bases. The European type had faced competition from the Ilyushin Il-78MK, offered via Russia's Rosoboronexport arms agency. Domingo Ureña Raso, Airbus Military chief executive, says:...
  • Former candidate Bishop is facing charges

    01/07/2013 11:59:22 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 2 replies
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 1/2/2013 | Mary Clarkin
    Bishop, 28, of Hutchinson, nearly unseated Rep. Jan Pauls, D-Hutchinson, in the August primary in the 102nd District. He requested a recount, but ended up eight votes behind Paul. She went on to win re-election in November. Around 2:25 a.m. Dec. 24, police went to a home in the 100 block of South Ford Street. The offense report is heavily redacted because it involves alleged domestic violence against an adult male and 48-year-old female victim. Domestic battery is described as "rude, insulting or angry physical contact." The address of the incident was Bishop's home address during his campaign. Alcohol is...
  • Why Canada Should Buy The Saab JAS39 Gripen E “Next Generation” Fighter

    01/07/2013 11:45:28 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 27 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | January 7, 2013 | Kyle Meema
    Why Canada Should Buy The Saab JAS39 Gripen E “Next Generation” Fighter Editor’s note: Defence Watch reader Kyle Meema has researched alternatives to the F-35. In a two-part series running Monday and Tuesday he argues that Canada should purchase the Gripen fighter aircraft. By Kyle Meema Defence Watch Guest Writer Part One: Candidates: The Various Alternatives Contrary to the assertions of politicians and officials[1], there are several viable alternatives to the F-35A. The Rafale, Eurofighter, Next Generation Gripen, and F/A-18 E Super Hornet are all very capable fighter jets that could serve Canada very well. While the Rafale performs very...
  • Cool cats now have their own online social network

    01/07/2013 11:31:45 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 15 replies
    The [Toronto] Star ^ | January 07, 2013 | Lesley Ciarula Taylor
    Social networking for cats has arrived.Two tech geeks with a fondness for felines and an eye for niche marketing have created Catmoji, a Pinterest-like website that is wall-to-wall cat pictures, cat videos and cat chats.Matthew Phiong and Koekoe Loo don’t actually own cats themselves, they told the Toronto Star by email on Monday.They had previously created the social network Flvrd, a website where users could share any visual content they liked. “We found out that most of our users share cat pictures and videos,” they said.“We also like to procrastinate with cats on the Internet so we decided to just...
  • ESPN host Rob Parker suggests RGIII ‘pushes away’ from ‘his people’

    01/07/2013 11:11:46 PM PST · by chessplayer · 33 replies
    It hasn’t been a great 24 hours for Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. The rookie captain wasn’t able to finish Sunday’s playoff loss to the Seahawks after his knee buckled midway through the fourth quarter. And then Rob Parker re-emerged. Parker continued: “It was just a conversation that’s had in the black community when athletes, or famous entertainers or whatever, push away from their people. And that’s really what it’s about. You saw it with O.J. Simpson, and some other people, where they say, ‘Well I’m not black, I’m O.J.’ So it’s more about that, not about RGIII and what’s...
  • U.S. Aiding Tunisia in Reforming Labor Laws, Institutions

    01/07/2013 11:02:25 PM PST · by Steve Peacock · 3 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Jan. 8, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    The Millennium Challenge Corporation is assisting the nation of Tunisia in achieving greater economic growth by getting it to improve its government and private-sector institutions, which MCC says suffer from a bloated workforce and strict labor laws that keep that unwieldy labor market intact. Tunisia, a North African nation tucked between Libya and Algeria, has agreed to pursue their reforms as a step toward signing a formal compact with MCC. First it must undergo scrutiny via MCC’s Threshold Program, which: assists countries in implementing policy changes in order to improve prospects for MCC Compact eligibility. MCC has signed 23 threshold...
  • Parker Keeps Digging: Insists 'Cornball Brother' Comments About RG3 Taken 'Out of Context'

    01/07/2013 10:29:47 PM PST · by chessplayer · 9 replies
    "[J]ust when we were finally starting to forget about those asinine comments [Rob] Parker made about Robert Griffin III on ESPN First Take about a month ago—and just as Parker was about to finish up his 30-day suspension from the Worldwide Leader—he's come out and, in a way, tried to defend what he said once again," Chris Yuscavage of reported today. "During an interview on a program called Flashpoint on Channel 4 in Detroit over the weekend, Parker talked about the backlash he received after calling RGIII a 'cornball brother' and didn't seem all that contrite about what he'd...
  • Swedes Eat 70 Tonnes of Fake Beef

    01/07/2013 10:25:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The fake beef was imported to Sweden over a two-year-period and sold in grocery stores, regional newspaper Nya Werlmands Tidningen (NWT) reports. It was Tomas Narving of food wholesaler Svensk Cater who first discovered the scam. He received a complaint from a client over meat labelled as Argentinian tenderloin. "When we examined the meat we found traces of syringes," said Narving. The National Food Agency (Livsmedelsverket) confirmed that the "tenderloin filets" were in fact pork cuts from fully grown pigs that had been dyed pink to resemble beef. The companies CKA Chark, Heat och Barterinvest which imported the fake meat...
  • Matisse Stolen in Stockholm Found in UK

    01/07/2013 10:18:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Local ^ | 8 Jan 13
    A Matisse painting stolen 25 years ago from the Museum of Modern Art (Moderna museet) in Stockholm has turned up in Britain, where a dealer had hoped to sell it on behalf of an elderly Polish client, it emerged on Monday. Swedes want Ivanhoe to pick the brunette (1 Jan 13) Gallery pulls Swede's Holocaust ash paintings (11 Dec 12) LaChapelle’s candy-pop cure for materialism (30 Nov 12) Henri Matisse's "Le Jardin", an oil on canvas from 1920 which is now worth about $1 million (€760,000), was found when art dealer Charles Roberts ran it through a global database of...
  • GOP Rep Matt Salmon: ‘It’s About Time’ For A Government Shutdown

    01/07/2013 10:12:51 PM PST · by JustTheTruth · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 7, 2013 | MEENAL VAMBURKAR
    Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) paid a visit to CBS’ Face the Nation this past weekend, and argued that a government shutdown would do us all some good. Referring back to the 1995, Salmon argued a shutdown could bring about some real progress on the fiscal front. “I was here during the government shutdown in 1995,” Salmon said, noting that there was a divided government at the time, with Democratic President Bill Clinton and a Republican Congress. “I believe that that government shutdown actually gave us the impetus, as we went forward, to push toward some real serious compromise,” he added....
  • Mum Saves Baby From Python Attack

    01/07/2013 10:06:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, January 07, 2013
    An Australian toddler had a lucky escape after being attacked by a python which wrapped itself around the sleeping child's arm and then began constricting and biting the infant. Snake handler Tex Tillis said the two-year-old girl's mother woke at 3:00 am on Saturday to find the 1.85 metre (six foot) reptile attached to her child as they lay in bed in Lismore, about 600 kilometres (370 miles) north of Sydney. "She saw three coils of what looked like a snake around her baby's arm. She naturally freaked, but with presence of mind... she went for what she thought was...
  • Red China: What Direction for Legal Reform under Xi Jinping [no rule of law]

    01/07/2013 9:56:49 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    Jamestown China Brief ^ | 1/4/2013 | Carl Minzner
    Hopes for reform in China have risen in recent weeks. Xi Jinping’s decision to make Shenzhen the site of his first formal inspection tour as party general secretary spurred predictions that he will seek to assume Deng Xiaoping’s mantle as an economic reformer (“Xi Jinping’s ‘Southern Tour’ Reignites Promises of Reform,” China Brief, December 14, 2012). Similarly, Xi’s speech regarding China’s need for the rule of law—given on the 30th anniversary of the 1982 constitution—gave rise to press speculation that he may pursue legal and political reform (South China Morning Post, December 13, 2012; AFP, December 4, 2012). Naturally, this...
  • ‘Meteor’ Found by Saudi Man Near His House

    01/07/2013 9:52:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, January 07, 2013
    A Saudi man has found a solid object that he believes to be a meteor that fell near his house and broke into several pieces. Mashari Al Subai said the object’s fall had created a small pit in the ground behind his house in the western Saudi town of Raniya before it fragmented into small and medium-sized parts. He said the large piece he found has a semi-transparent hazel colour, adding that the colour changed abruptly when the object was heated. “I conducted a small test on the object. After I heated it for five minutes, its colour changed to...
  • Dems: Cuomo pressing gun-control passage

    01/07/2013 9:46:55 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Newsday ^ | January 4, 2013 | YANCEY ROY
    ALBANY -- A key bloc of Senate Democrats emerged from a huddle Friday with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo saying the governor wants to pass a package of gun-control legislation this month. Republicans indicated they could support "closing loopholes" in some gun laws and limits on high-capacity magazines. During the 90-minute meeting Friday, the governor and the five-member Independent Democratic Conference pored over a "comprehensive" gun proposal "step by step," said Sen. Jeff Klein (D-Bronx). Klein heads the Democratic splinter group that has joined with 30 Republicans to control the State Senate. Klein declined to spell out many specifics but said...
  • 19-year-old Socialist takes seat on Red Bank Regional's Board of Education

    01/07/2013 9:40:45 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 35 replies ^ | January 05, 2013
    Pat Noble is not your average teenager.... Noble, a graduate of the Monmouth County vocational school The Academy of Allied Health & Science in Neptune, first became interested in socialism while in high school and hearing people from opposing political parties use the term “socialist” to attack each other. “I decided to do some research into what the problem was with it and I never found it. The rest is pretty much history,” said Noble, who summed up the socialist philosophy as “a society built for the majority instead of the elite minority.” “I think people who are dead set...
  • Showtime Hails Gorbachev as the ‘Real Democrat,’ Reagan Enabled ‘Growth of Right-Wing Media Empire’

    01/07/2013 9:33:24 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies ^ | January 07, 2013 | Brent Baker
    Tonight, viewers of CBS-owned Showtime will be treated to the ninth of ten installments of Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States, which has attacked U.S. leaders – from FDR to Ronald Reagan – from the far-left while hailing the virtues of communists. Last Monday’s installment, on Carter and Reagan, offered a representative sampling of Stone’s worldview, an hour which included displaying a woman holding the Media Research Center’s “Don’t Believe the Liberal Media” placard as he fretted over how President Reagan “enabled the growth of a right-wing media empire” which has “dramatically lower the standards of American political...
  • Police Officer Exposes The Unanswered Questions Of The Sandy Hook Tragedy

    01/07/2013 9:22:51 PM PST · by Errant · 127 replies ^ | January 6, 2013 | Brandon Smith
    The following is an excellent interview of a part-time police lieutenant conducted by The SGT Report. Given all the inconsistencies surrounding the theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, it behooves us to examine ANY mass shooting event with a carefully placed microscope and a skeptical eye. The events of Sandy Hook are still fresh and chaotic, and not all the facts are in, but we have yet to see the inconsistencies of the initial reports on the scene addressed, and, we still have not seen a single piece of surveillance footage to clear the abnormalities in the official story. Columbine's video...
  • Alabama Wins National Championship (Alabama 42 - Notre Dame 14)

    01/07/2013 9:21:36 PM PST · by blam · 129 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-7-2013 | Cork Gaines
    Alabama Wins National Championship Cork GainesJanuary 7, 2013 In the end, it wasn't even close. Alabama blew out Notre Dame 42-14 and Nick Saban has now won three national titles in four years. Here are the final moments...(Click to the site to see the video)
  • Gun Laws in Chicago 'Don't Even Exist,' Sputters Clueless Ed Schultz

    01/07/2013 9:16:14 PM PST · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    This isn't the self-imposed idiocy commonly exhibited by liberals, but a rarefied strain found in left-wing radio and MSNBC. Ed Schultz, standing astride both, embodies it. Bad enough that Schultz insisted on his radio show Friday that heck no, gosh darn it, Bill Clinton was absotively, posalutely never tried in the Senate after he was impeached during the Lewinsky scandal. This from a man whose radio program begins with the lead-in, "where truth and common sense rule." (audio clip after page break) On that same radio broadcast, Schultz dug deep to reveal he's not equipped to render a valid opinion...
  • Raelians defend Old Bridge, NJ third-grader who drew swastika for school assignment

    01/07/2013 9:12:43 PM PST · by Coleus · 18 replies
    NBC ^ | Jan 4, 2013 | Anthony G. Attrino
    An 8-year-old boy who drew a swastika as part of a holiday assignment at James McDivitt Elementary School did nothing wrong and should not have been reprimanded by school officials, according to members of the International Raelian Movement. “The swastika is part of the official Raelian symbol,” wrote Raelian Guide Thomas Kaenzig in a letter to Samuel B. Stewart, superintendent of schools in Middlesex County. “There cannot be a more sacred symbol for us Raelians and this is also the case for the billions of Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and members of other religions on this planet,” Kaenzig wrote. The child...
  • Clinton Not Tried in Senate After Impeachment, Ed Schultz Comically Insists

    01/07/2013 9:08:40 PM PST · by chessplayer · 9 replies
    Ed Schultz's grasp of American history in the BB era -- Before Barack -- is tenuous at best. And when Schultz is wrong about something from that ancient realm of our past, he makes a fool out of himself. On his radio show Friday, Schultz got on the wrong side of an argument with a better informed caller. Naturally, Schultz couldn't resist hanging up on the man and labeling him an idiot.
  • Southern Europeans flee to London to find work

    01/07/2013 8:57:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 07 January 2013
    Britain, and especially London, has become a popular place for tens of thousands of southern Europeans in search of work as the governments of Spain, Portugal and Italy continue to impose austerity measures. 5,350 Spaniards and 5,370 Italians were allocated national insurance numbers in London in the first quarter of 2012, according to The Times newspaper. The number of national insurance registrations for Spaniards across Britain has soared by 25% year on year. The unemployment rate is more than 25% in Spain. …
  • Dershowitz: "Racist And Bigoted To Say That Guns Are Quintessentially American" (video)

    01/07/2013 8:54:13 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 66 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 7, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    ALAN DERSHOWITZ: I don't think it's the NRA power. I think it's people like us, not the two of us, but Americans who care about guns aren't doing enough to make our case to the public. Because we think it's their issue. We've given that issue over to them because they have lobbyists they pay money. But in the end, the people determine the outcome. And it's wrong, and it's racist and it's bigoted to say that guns are quintessentially American. They may represent a part of America, but my grandparents who came over from poland and live in Brooklyn,...
  • The New WH Chief of Staff and Citigroup (background on the new Treasury pick)

    01/07/2013 8:47:34 PM PST · by gotribe · 4 replies
    ... [Lew] oversaw a Citigroup unit that profited off the housing collapse and financial crisis by investing in a hedge fund king who correctly predicted the eventual subprime meltdown and now finds himself involved in the center of the U.S. government’s fraud case against Goldman Sachs. . . . [I]t is his few years at Citi — in particular the one year he spent at its then-$54 billion proprietary trading, hedge fund and private equity unit — that’s likely to raise the most eyebrows in the coming weeks as Lew faces a Senate confirmation hearing. Especially his unit’s investments in...
  • Obama’s $264 Billion Tax Bill for 2013 May Spark New Recession

    01/07/2013 8:44:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 07 Jan 2013 10:18 PM | David A. Patten
    With the fiscal cliff deal and many Obamacare taxes taking effect, Americans will be slammed with an estimated $264 billion in new taxes this year alone—making 2013 memorable for delivering one of the largest one-year tax increases in American history. The math breakdown of the new taxes is simple: Key parts of the Bush tax cuts will expire as a result of the new fiscal cliff legislation, hitting American taxpayers with a tax bill of about $39.5 billion each year for the next decade. … Moody’s chief economist Mark Zandi issued a projection that the tax burden will cut GDP...
  • Fake mission to Mars leaves astronauts spaced out

    01/07/2013 8:25:03 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    guardian uk ^ | Monday 7 January 2013 14.59 EST | Ian Sample
    The drudge of interplanetary travel has emerged from research on six men who joined the longest simulated space mission ever: a 17-month round trip to the red planet in a pretend spaceship housed at a Moscow industrial estate. Though chosen for the job as the best of the best, the would-be spacefarers spent more and more time under their duvets and sitting around idle as the mission wore on. The crew's activity levels plummeted in the first three months, and continued to fall for the next year. On the return leg, the men spent nearly 700 hours longer in bed...
  • Raid on home of Twitter user suspected of spreading Chávez health rumours

    01/07/2013 8:15:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies, ^ | Monday 7 January 2013 19.38 EST | Jonathan Watts and Virginia Lopez
    Venezuelan intelligence officers have raided the home of a Twitter user suspected of spreading destabilising rumours about the health of Hugo Chávez ahead of an inauguration that the ailing president looks increasingly unlikely to attend. The team of Sebin (Bolivarian National Intelligence Service) officers confiscated several computers from Medina's home in Valencia on Sunday night, according to domestic newspapers. Analysts on the state-backed channel Telesur claimed the government was under information attack. "This is an information war. All through the Bolivarian revolution you have seen this sustained information war. Twitter and the social networks are just extensions of this war,"...
  • 15-year-old raped by stepfather faces flogging for ‘fornication’ ( Sunni Muslims ?)

    01/07/2013 8:13:20 PM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    AFP ^ | January 08, 2013 | Patrick Walters
    A 15-year-old girl in the Maldives whose stepfather is accused of repeatedly raping her and killing the resulting baby risks being flogged for “fornication” with another man under the nation’s strict Islamic law. In the course of inquiries into the rape case, police investigators say they unearthed evidence of the girl having had consensual sex with another man, which is an offence in the Indian Ocean holiday destination, a police source said. Women, including minors, having consensual sex outside marriage can be charged in the Maldives, where convicts can be publicly flogged. Minors receive the punishment when they reach 18,...
  • Socialist Politician Says Spanish Bishop Should be 'Muzzled'

    01/07/2013 8:11:34 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Madrid, Spain, Jan 7, 2013 / 12:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A socialist government official in Andalusia, Spain, called for a local Catholic bishop to be “muzzled” for arguing that men and women are both different and complementary. Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of Cordoba should be silenced for leveling attacks against “real and effective equality between men and women,” charged Miguel Angel Vazquez, a member of the Socialist Party and spokesman for the Andalusian provincial government. In a Jan. 4 post on his personal blog, Vazquez labeled Bishop Fernandez “a true representative of religious fanaticism” and said that the prelate provokes “controversies...
  • Cornell President Signs Gun Control Document

    01/07/2013 8:11:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 6, 2013 | Leslie Eastman
    We regularly report on campus restrictions that undermine students’ First Amendment rights to free speech. Now, in the wake of several well-publicized mass killings by mentally ill individuals, several university presidents have signed document that may target students’ Second Amendment rights as well. The Cornell Insider has the details about the head of its institution. "In response to the Newtown shooting, Cornell University’s own President David Skorton has joined nine other university presidents in signing a document advocating for “strong, meaningful action needs to occur in three domains: gun control, care of the mentally ill, and the culture of our...
  • TurboTax makes better argument than GOP (vanity)

    01/07/2013 8:09:19 PM PST · by vmivol00 · 14 replies
    Vanity | 1/7/13 | VMIVol00
    I was watching TV and saw a commercial for TurboTax and noticed that they made a more compelling argument for lower taxes than the GOP. They simply state..."You work hard. You deserve to keep as much of your money as possible. Turbotax wants to help you. Every dollar counts". Why can't the GOP articulate its point just as clearly? It's an easy argument. Replace "Turbotax wants to help you" with "Republicans want to help everyone." These guys are so out of touch with most Americans that they no longer know how to communicate in anything other Beltway BS. Maybe the...
  • Mom's pregnancy drug caused breast cancer in four daughters, lawsuit alleges

    01/07/2013 8:07:34 PM PST · by madison10 · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 4, 2013 | Unknown
    ...The four sisters are now suing Eli Lilly and Co., the former maker of DES (or diethylstilbestrol), in a case set to unfold in federal court on Friday when it will become one of the first of scores of such claims around the U.S. to go to trial. The Melnick women are seeking unspecified damages...
  • Doctor stabbed after Mag Mile lights festival sues suspect, hotel

    01/07/2013 7:55:38 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 7, 2013 | Jennifer Delgado
    An Oak Brook doctor who was stabbed in the neck and face during an attempted holdup at a Gold Coast restaurant in November is suing his alleged attacker along with the restaurant and hotel that houses it. Mir Shah says he was violently attacked and stabbed several times by Jimmy Harris in the bathroom of the Westin’s The Grill on the Alley on Nov. 17, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court. The restaurant’s bartender was also injured when he chased Harris, who cut him with a knife, police said.
  • Church warns Chavez govt over inauguration

    01/07/2013 7:50:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    france24 ^ | 07/01/2013
    Venezuela's Catholic church issued a veiled warning to the government Monday against overriding the constitution by delaying cancer-stricken Hugo Chavez's inauguration for a new term as president. "At stake is the good of the country and the defense of ethics. To alter the constitution to attain a political objective is morally unacceptable," Venezuela's conference of bishops said. The church weighed in on an escalating crisis with just four days to go before Chavez, who is in Cuba recovering from cancer surgery, is supposed to take the oath of office for another six year term. His vice president has argued that...
  • Petition: Establish gun-free zone around pResident (15,883 signatures so far)

    01/07/2013 7:43:22 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 1 replies
    9,117 more to go. More than 60% there. If gun-free zones are good enough for our children, they should be good enough for our feral government overlords. Link to petition
  • Paul Begala: Me and a Gun; Why most gun owners support tougher controls (Blech)

    01/07/2013 7:40:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 4, 2013 | Paul Begala
    A hunting buddy of mine emailed me from the waiting room of his doctor’s office in Columbus, Ga., a few days after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He was cringing in embarrassment as an old redneck spewed racially divisive rhetoric in front of African-American patients. Then my friend’s embarrassment turned to astonishment as that same redneck (almost certainly a gun owner, given the region and his demographic profile) said, “I never cared much for Obama, but that speech he gave about those little kids—I give him an A for that. He’s gonna try and get more gun control,...
  • White House responds to 'Deport Piers Morgan' petition

    01/07/2013 7:38:39 PM PST · by RummyChick · 28 replies
    politico ^ | 1/7 | dylan byers
    Breaking news during tonight's edition of Piers Morgan Tonight: On the heels of Morgan's fiery interview with Alex Jones, the man who started the petition to deport the CNN host, the White House addressed the petition. The official White House statement, via spokesman Jay Carney: The White House responds to all petitions that cross the threshold and we will respond to this one. In the meantime, it is worth remembering that the freedom of expression is a bedrock principle in our democracy." The petition to deport Morgan has gained more than 100,000 signatures, well over the 25,000 required to warrant...
  • A Christian Manifesto, by Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer [Part 3 of 14]

    01/07/2013 7:32:32 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 1 replies
    People for Life ^ | 1982 | Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer
    A good illustration is in the public schools. This view is taught in our public schools exclusively -- by law. There is no other view that can be taught. I'll mention it a bit later, but by law there is no other view that can be taught. By law, in the public schools, the United States of America in 1982, legally there is only one view of reality that can be taught. I'll mention it a bit later, but there is only one view of reality that can be taught, and that is that the final reality is only material...
  • Hilarious: Obama Voters Furious About Tax Hikes

    01/07/2013 7:28:58 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 1/7/2013 | Kyle Becker
    Democrat voters received a dose of economic reality after their New Year’s hangovers wore off, when they looked down at their 2013 paystubs and saw not Obama bucks, but higher federal taxes. How misplaced was their trust in re-electing defender of the middle class tax-raiser President Obama? Workers making $30,000 will take a bigger hit on their pay than those earning $500,000 under the fiscal cliff deal. And Democrats are seeking $1 trillion more in tax “revenue” by the end of this year. Now, it’s not nice to laugh at other people’s shock and surprise, but this is about as...
  • Study predicts Obama healthcare law will raise premiums on young adults

    01/07/2013 7:26:08 PM PST · by magellan · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7 January 2012 | Elise Viebeck
    The study says a provision linking prices for older and younger patients could raise costs on the young. Young adults will see higher health insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) because of a provision that links prices for older and younger patients, according to a new study. Actuaries at management consulting firm Oliver Wyman predicted the law's age rating restrictions could mean a 42 percent hike in premium costs for people aged 21 to 29 when they buy individual coverage. "This means that close to 4 million uninsured individuals … can expect to pay more out of pocket...
  • Program guaranteed to reduce gun crime: tax credit or voucher for new gun safe purchases

    01/07/2013 7:15:36 PM PST · by BushMeister · 36 replies
    Self ^ | 01/07/2013 | Self
    Governments subsidize the behavior they want to see more of, and punish behavior they want to curtail. If liberals want to see people locking up their guns, then they should favor subsidizing this behavior. I'm providing the link for a gun safe comparison website, in case anyone wants to use it do come up with other ideas.
  • Man sentenced to life-term for '07 maul hammer triple murder

    01/07/2013 7:12:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    A man who was convicted of using a maul hammer to kill his wife, sister-in-law and mother-in-law in their West Rogers Park home because he felt disrespected was sentenced to a life prison term, prosecutors said. Daryoush Ebrahimi, 61, was sentenced today in connection with killings that happened on Feb. 17, 2007 at their apartment. Ebrahimi had been convicted of the three murders last August, prosecutors said in a press release. According to prosecutors, the Chicago Police and Fire Departments were called to Ebrahimi’s home in the 6400 Block of North Washtenaw Avenue after a relative called 911 after receiving...
  • Piers Morgan: Unbelievably Wrong and Dishonest

    01/07/2013 7:05:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Stop Wasting Money ^ | 01/07/2013 | WARREN REDLICH
    Piers Morgan has continued with his gun-bashing. Here's his latest, Deport Me?Morgan makes a number of huge mistakes and misrepresentations in his assault, not unlike Jason Alexander's rant against the AR-15.Here are key points where Morgan (and other gun control nuts) go unbelievably wrong: [M]y anger turned to blind rage when I saw the reaction to this hideous massacre in America. … Sales of the specific weapon used, an AR-15 military-style assault rifle, rocketed …. And … Brownells said it sold more high-capacity bullet magazines in three days than it normally did in three-and-a-half years.What is behind this apparently...
  • We Are the 98 Percent

    01/07/2013 7:01:14 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies
    The American ^ | January 7, 2013 | Cliff Asness
    The only way to finance a big European-style state is to have it paid for by massive taxation of everyone, mostly the middle class. Right now, we are avoiding honest debate on this fact. The central issue of our time is the debate over the size and scope of government. Two unpleasant but undeniable mathematical truths limit the feasible policy choices. The recent sound and fury of the fiscal cliff follies in the end signified nothing because the resolution was in fact just a denial of both truths.The first truth is that the current tax rates cannot support the promises...
  • What a plank! Bizarre start to men's fashion week in London

    01/07/2013 6:59:36 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 39 replies
    UK Mail ^ | 1/7/2013 | Amanda Williams
    <p>British Fashion Council member David Gandy has vowed to make London the 'menswear capital of the world.'</p> <p>Bizarre hats made out of wooden planks, models with 'blacked out' faces, and some ankle swinging sportswear were among some of the truly outlandish designs which kicked off Men's fashion week today.</p>