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  • Fundraiser on Saturday will help out-of-work baseball scouts

    01/11/2013 12:33:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 10, 2013 | Dylan Hernandez
    Baseball's emphasis on statistical analysis has led to the loss of jobs among scouts. The gala in Century City will feature Vin Scully, Don Mattingly, Tom Lasorda and other baseball greats.
  • Grant: Trillion-Dollar Coin Not the Answer

    01/11/2013 12:31:48 PM PST · by BCW · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10 JAN 2013 | CNBC
    you don't think this trillion dollar coin is the answer. that is an urban legend. yeah. okay. what we need to do i think, first ofall, is to speak clearly about this problem we this, this debt problem. for example, secretary of the treasury is not the secretary of the treasury. secretary of the debt. there are being no net treasurer in the treasury so we must be clear about that. we use the word trillion. 1 trillion is a million million. 1 trillion is an incomprehensible number we throw around and it numbs us, and we must speak of...
  • Israel Is OK with Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    01/11/2013 12:29:15 PM PST · by OKRA2012 · 16 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | 1/11/13 | Connor Simpson
    Republicans trying to raise a case against confirming Chuck Hagel have cited not so kind remarks about Israel -- or "the Jews," as he's been quoted calling them -- as a reason not to confirm, but that could be a hard sell when Israel's departing Deputy Foreign Minister thinks Hagel is an alright guy.
  • Social Security Administration takes back reprimand of flatulent worker

    01/11/2013 12:25:09 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    WAPO ^ | 1-11-13 | josh hicks
    The Social Security Administration officially reprimanded an employee whom colleagues accused of continuously “passing gas and releasing an unpleasant odor” that created a “hostile work environment.” After the Smoking Gun posted the reprimand letter online, the agency said it had withdrawn its disciplinary action against the flatulent worker. “When senior management became aware of the reprimand it was immediately rescinded,” agency spokeswoman Dorothy J. Clark said in an e-mail to The federal Eye. The agency did not respond to requests to provide a date for its rescinding action. It also did not answer questions about the status of the employee...
  • Guest Post: Insights Into Cultural Shifts From A Visit To A Hardware Store

    01/11/2013 12:23:12 PM PST · by JACKRUSSELL · 7 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 11, 2013 | By Tyler Durden/Submitted by Pete Kofod
    "So this is what it looks like when a society is starting to collapse," the man standing behind the counter at the hardware store said matter-of-factly. The remark had been directed at no one in particular, but generally at anyone standing nearby. As I was among that audience, I looked at him inquisitively, eliciting in return a look indicating that his observation should be intuitively obvious to even the casual observer. "We should not be this busy," he continued. "People are normally out Christmas shopping for the latest tech gadgets for their kids, but instead they are spending their hard-earned...
  • The Gleaners

    01/11/2013 12:17:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Charles Payne
    It is said history repeats itself, or at the very least echoes the past but while human behavior is range-bound circumstances have changed and may not be repeated. In the western world poverty as it was known for centuries will probably never been seen again. Interestingly, changes in technology and attitudes that have eradicated scenes like that in Jean-Francois Millet's The Gleaners have also eradicated something else. Making its debut at the annual Salon of 1857 in Paris, the painting caused a stir among the rich and middle classes that saw it as an affront from someone enamored with Socialism....
  • 6 Provocative Predictions for 2013… and Beyond

    01/11/2013 12:14:59 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 1-10-2013 | Addison Wiggin
    6 Provocative Predictions for 2013… and Beyond By Addison Wiggin 01/10/13 Someday, someone will fund an academic study identifying the crevice in the human brain that craves year-end predictions for the coming 12 months. Wherever it resides, it is undeniably strong and far more prevalent among the populace than the craving for news about, say, the “fiscal cliff” or the New York Jets’ quarterback saga. Within the finance sector, such predictions abound. “Macro surprises” from Morgan Stanley, “13 outliers for ’13” from Deutsche Bank, and the ever popular “outrageous predictions” from Denmark’s Saxo Bank. And you know what? These institutions...
  • Django.WhiteHut.gov Petition to outlaw guns around pResident needs 7,741 more signatures

    01/11/2013 12:13:13 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    The Piers Morgan deporation petition is going to be addressed because it passed the threshold of 25,000 votes. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2975918/posts There are 11 more days to get the required number of signatures on the petition to establish a gun-free zone around the pResident and send the Secret Service home is in the final stretch. This petition illustrates the insanity of gun-free zones, and the hypocrisy of a politicians surrounding themselves with armed guards while insisting that our children be soft targets. We have to fight the gun-grabbers on every front or they are going to win. This is just another front....
  • Shep Smith accused Mississippi lying about FLU

    01/11/2013 12:12:54 PM PST · by eyedigress · 75 replies
    FNC | Shepard Smith
    Shepard Smith says Mississippi is not reporting flu cases. That bastard better have something to back it up.
  • COMPLETE: Ben Shapiro CUTS Piers Morgan DOWN (youtube video--great stuff!)

    01/11/2013 12:12:12 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 43 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 1/10/2013
    Video Link
  • The “National Taxpayer Advocate” at the IRS Is Advocating for the Government, not Taxpayers

    01/11/2013 12:11:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’m not a big fan of the Internal Revenue Service, though I try to make sure that politicians get much of the blame for America’s convoluted, punitive, and unfair tax code. Heck, just look at these three images – here, here, and here – and you’ll find startling evidence that politicians make the tax system worse with each passing year.But there is an office at the IRS that ostensibly exists to defend the interests of taxpayers. The Taxpayer Advocate Service, according to the government website, “an independent organization within the IRS and helps taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS and...
  • (America's Leadership) Washington, D.C., Residents Watch More Porn Than The Rest Of America: Study

    01/11/2013 12:11:36 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    NYDN ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013 | Adam Edelman
    Washington, D.C., residents watch more porn than the rest of America: study • Research from PornHub.com says residents of the nation’s capital watch 14.18 online videos per person in a year. Hawaii is second, with 7.57 per year. Politics has always been dirty, but a new study takes the expression to a level so stimulating that it’s hard to believe. Residents of Washington, D.C., watch nearly twice as much online pornography as people in any of the 50 states, according to a study published by XXX site PornHub.com. Horndogs in the nation’s capital consumed online pornography at a rate of...
  • Obama: U.S. Has Fallen 'Short of the Ideal' in Afghanistan

    01/11/2013 12:10:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/11/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    "So, you know, I think that, have we achieved everything that some might have imagined us achieving in the best of scenarios? Probably not. You know, there's a human enterprise, and you know, you fall short of the ideal," said Obama. The president went on to say that America has achieved some measure of success in Afghanistan, however. "Did we achieve our central goal? And have we been able, I think, to shape a strong relationship with a responsible Afghan government that is willing to cooperate with us to make sure that it is not a launching pad for future...
  • Obama: U.S. Has Fallen 'Short of the Ideal' in Afghanistan

    01/11/2013 12:08:20 PM PST · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 1/11/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    So, you know, I think that, have we achieved everything that some might have imagined us achieving in the best of scenarios? Probably not. You know, there's a human enterprise, and you know, you fall short of the ideal," said Obama. The president went on to say that America has achieved some measure of success in Afghanistan, however. "Did we achieve our central goal? And have we been able, I think, to shape a strong
  • The US Deficit Almost Completely Disappeared In December

    01/11/2013 11:55:59 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-11-2013 | Sam Ro
    The US Deficit Almost Completely Disappeared In DecemberSam RoJanuary 11, 2013 The U.S. December budget deficit was just $260 million. This is according to the latest Monthly Treasury Statement from the Financial Management Service. Economists were forecasting a deficit of closer to $1 billion. The December deficit was also the lowest December number since 2007, reports Bloomberg. It's worth noting that monthly numbers are noisy, and that seasonal factors tend to be considerable in December. Regardless, this is an encouraging sign. Receipts were $269.5 billion while the spending was $269.7 billion. This is important to remember, because budget deficits and...
  • Mouse "Whiskers" Released then eaten (Rush Limbaugh)

    01/11/2013 11:54:25 AM PST · by BCW · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11 JAN 2013 | SurveillenceCamera
    This was just talked about on The Rush Limbaugh Show -- at 1430 hrs to 1445 HRS...Whiskers gets it within 5 min.s
  • Homeowner shoots naked intruder found choking dog, police say

    01/11/2013 11:52:27 AM PST · by grundle · 32 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | January 2, 2013 | Donna Rapado and Brian Hamacher
    A naked intruder who was trying to choke a pet Rottweiler was shot by a homeowner in Miami Wednesday morning, police said. The bizarre incident happened around 5 a.m. when the occupants of the home were awoken when they heard a commotion and dogs barking. When the homeowner went to check out the noise, he confronted the suspect, who was completely naked and trying to choke one of the dogs, police said. "He comes out and spots a person who is not only fighting with this dog but is naked fighting with this dog," Miami Police spokesman Det. Willie Moreno...
  • WaPo: Yeah, Morgan got pwned last night

    01/11/2013 11:47:30 AM PST · by chessplayer · 28 replies
    Normally I’d be tempted to just add this as an update to the previous post, but it’s just too delicious not to highlight on its own. As Duane wrote in his GR post, Piers Morgan went from his embarrassing display in his interview with Ben Shapiro to lamenting about Shapiro’s “intransigent” performance with Mark Kelly afterward. Eric Wemple at the Washington Post confirms that Shapiro wasn’t intransigent — he was just a lot smarter than Morgan and beat him at his own game: Wemple then excerpts Shapiro’s challenge to Morgan on handguns. Murders by rifle are relatively rare, more rare...
  • "Hitler liberalized gun laws in Germany"

    01/11/2013 11:43:47 AM PST · by pabianice · 31 replies
    1/11/13
    Need the help of some Freeper historian. Over at DumpsterUndergeound, an "historian" is on a tear about guns. He claims that Hitler actually liberalized gun laws in Germany, allowing Germans to buy guns after the Treaty of Versailles had disarmed Germany. He then claims that disarming the Jews was actually a kindness in that it reduced their killings because the Jews couldn't fight back. I know that DU is psychotic, but I need some historical facts about what actually happened to German gun rights after 1933.
  • Pregnant Pauls Valley mother dies in jail

    01/11/2013 11:41:53 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 36 replies
    kfor-tv ^ | 01/07/2013 | kfor-tv
    Her death came just hours after she went to the hospital seeking help for severe abdominal pain. “Jamie was seeking help; she was in extreme pain,” family friend Kemper Kimberlin said. Hospital staff reported Jamie wouldn’t cooperate, in too much pain to even lie down, so employees asked a Pauls Valley police officer to assist. Unfortunately, when police found two prescription pills that didn’t belong to Jamie, police took her to jail for drug possession. That’s where Jamie sat for less than two hours before being found unresponsive.