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  • Junk Bond-Flavored Ketchup: Buffett’s Leveraging of Heinz into Orbit

    02/21/2013 4:45:13 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 8 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 02/21/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Billionaire Warren Buffett loves Heinz ketchup with his hash browns so much that he is driving Heinz into junk status. Maybe he actually likes Hunts Ketchup better. His love of ketchup and hash browns is transforming H.J. Heinz Co. into the most-leveraged food maker in America. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and 3G Capital Inc.’s $2 billion acquisition of Heinz may double the company’s total debt to five times earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, according to Fitch Ratings, the highest of any comparable food company. The cost to protect Heinz’s debt from losses soared to a record after the...
  • Alec Baldwin being investigated for possible hate crime (NYPD hate crimes task force...)

    02/21/2013 4:45:02 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/20/13 | Fox News
    Alec Baldwin’s latest squabble with the media may have him in some serious hot water. An NYPD rep told FOX 411 the 54-year-old actor is being investigated following an altercation he allegedly got into with a New York Post photographer. “Our hate crimes task force is reviewing the case,” the rep said. -snip- The duo said they encountered an angry Baldwin who told Palmeri “I want you to choke to death” and fired a racial slur at Miller, who is African American. Miller, who is a retired NYPD detective, told police the actor called him a “coon,” a “drug dealer”...
  • OF MEDIA AND MONSTERS

    02/21/2013 4:44:29 PM PST · by marktwain
    Backwoods Home Magazine ^ | 19 February, 2013 | Massad Ayoob
    The mainstream media marches in lockstep with the White House in an attempt to convince the public that good people must give up some of the most effective defensive firearms they can have to protect themselves and their families, because bad people have misused them. A Fox Channel regular noted last month that CNN has become pretty much a 24/7 telethon for “gun control.” Everyone knows that the twisted Adam Lanza was the one who murdered twenty little kids and six helpless adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School, yet few in our society can name Dawn Hochsprung, the courageous principal...
  • Obama Talks Off Record With Press on Flight Home

    02/21/2013 4:44:27 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 3 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Feb 18, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama has returned to Washington, from his solo vacation. He finally talked with the press on the ride back. Via the pool report: AF1 wheels down Andrews at 7:45pm. POTUS came back to have a 10-minute off the record talk with pool at the end of the flight. Reggie Love departed AF1 soon after POTUS, apparently a guest for the weekend. Marine One wheels up 7:55 pm
  • Former Hopkins Doctor Under Police Investigation Found Dead

    02/21/2013 4:40:43 PM PST · by null and void · 4 replies
    CBS ^ | February 18, 2013 4:59 PM | Meghan McCorkell
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — A local doctor took his own life while facing allegations he took pictures and videotaped his patients without their knowledge. Police searching his home say they found an extraordinary amount of evidence. Meghan McCorkell spoke with a patient who’s worried she’s a victim, too. Baltimore City police say they’ve contacted some of the victims but say the numbers coming forward could be huge. Police say Dr. Nikita Levy–a former OB/GYN at Johns Hopkins–took his own life inside his Towson home. It’s the same house where Baltimore City police served a search warrant. Inside they say they found...
  • Italian Newspaper Links Pope Resignation To Vatican's 'Gay Lobby'

    02/21/2013 4:40:05 PM PST · by milkncookies · 1 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 21, 2013 | Adam Taylor
    Following Pope Benedict's surprise resignation earlier this month, it didn't take long for conspiracy theories to come out of the woodwork. To a certain extent, this is expected — a Pope hasn't resigned in centuries, and certain aspects of Benedict's time at the top of the Vatican have been controversial — not least the damaging 'VatiLeaks' scandal. Today, Italy's La Repubblica newspaper added fuel to the fire, alleging that Benedict's resignation was prompted by a report prepared by three Cardinals on conflict and corruption in the Vatican — including what it says is the "inappropriate influence" of a gay lobby...
  • The Real Danger Of The Fed's Easy Monetary Is Not The Risk Of Hyperinflation

    02/21/2013 4:40:00 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-21-2013 | Comstock Partners
    The Real Danger Of The Fed's Easy Monetary Is Not The Risk Of Hyperinflation Comstock PartnersFebruary 21, 2013, 2:56 PMThe Fed's current attempt to control long term rates, "QE to infinity", is based on the hope that by providing cheap money, banking and financial firms will lend and thereby stimulate the economy. This would be a sound plan if the problem with the US economy was a shortage of credit. With corporations holding back cash and depending on productivity gains to drive earnings, the typical recovery scenario where the private sector borrows money for investment and drives job growth and...
  • Alaska House panel advances gun regulation bill

    02/21/2013 4:39:51 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    newsminer.com ^ | 18 February, 2012 | AP
    JUNEAU, Alaska - A controversial bill that would criminalize federal gun regulation in Alaska is on track to be scheduled for a vote.
  • Push to keep feds out of state gun markets gains momentum

    02/21/2013 4:36:41 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 18 February, 2012 | Joseph Weber
    States across the country are trying to protect gun ownership from the long arm of Washington by proposing bills declaring that firearms made and kept within their borders are not subject to federal restrictions. Nine states have proposed such legislation since President Obama and fellow Democrats in the Senate began trying to tighten federal gun laws in the wake of several mass shootings that occurred within months of each other. “There’s a lot of momentum,” Montana activist Gary Marbut told FoxNews.com on Monday. Marbut was behind the original Firearms Freedom Act, which says the Commerce Clause allowing Congress to regulate...
  • LEFT IN THE DARK: Secret U.S. military flights carried officials, equipment to N. Korea

    02/21/2013 4:36:32 PM PST · by null and void · 1 replies
    Ahsahi Shimbun ^ | February 15, 2013 | YOSHIHIRO MAKINO
    Senior U.S. administration officials held secret talks in North Korea on at least three occasions in 2011 and 2012, The Asahi Shimbun has learned. Although the visits had potential implications for Japan, Washington did not inform its security partner at the time and only informally confirmed one of them when the Japanese side pressed, government and other sources in Japan, South Korea and the United States said. The U.S. State Department even warned the Foreign Ministry against making further inquiries, saying they would harm bilateral relations, the sources said. U.S. military planes flew from an air base in Guam to...
  • Hagel Declined to Sign Schumer Letter in 2007 Asking Arab Allies to Recognize Israel

    02/21/2013 4:36:19 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Feb 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    Former Sen. Chuck Hagel declined to sign a letter circulated by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in 2007 calling upon then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to press Arab allies of the U.S. to recognize Israel’s right to exist “and not use such recognition as a bargaining chip for future Israeli concessions.” Seventy-nine Senators eventually signed the letter, which was sponsored by Schumer and by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
  • TX:Homeowner Shoots, Kills Man Climbing Through Window

    02/21/2013 4:32:57 PM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    nbcdfw.com ^ | 18 February, 2012 | Frank Heinz
    A homeowner fatally shot a man as he climbed through a window and into his home Monday afternoon, Dallas police say. The shooting took place at a home on the 2200 block of Morrell Avenue at about 4:15 p.m. Police said the homeowner heard a noise inside his residence and shot a man, later identified as 33-year-old Deyfon Pipkins, aka BJ, as he climbed through the window. "The homeowner heard a noise. He came around the corner, saw the individual trying to climb into the window and according to the law, the castle doctrine, he used deadly force," said Sgt....
  • Tebow Cancels Appearance at Megachurch Because of "New Information" About Pastor

    02/21/2013 4:30:32 PM PST · by Coronal · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 21 Feb 2013 | Tony Lee
    On Thursday, NFL quarterback Tim Tebow canceled his appearance to speak at First Baptist Church of Dallas next month after Tebow came under pressure from the sports media to do so.
  • Hackers hit Apple in cyberassault

    02/21/2013 4:26:09 PM PST · by null and void · 3 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 19, 2013
    The same hackers that hit Facebook’s computers on Friday infected the computers of some Apple employees, the company acknowledged Tuesday. The incident, the widest known cyberattack against Apple-made computers to date, occurred when the Apple employees browsed to a special website that had been infected with malware custom-written for the Macintosh platform, Reuters reported.
  • This is a 21st Century Relationship Hazard (married couple, raised by lesbians, discover bro & sis)

    02/21/2013 4:25:30 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | February 20, 2013 | Matthew Archbold
    This is a bad situation of lesbian induced accidental incest. I don't want to go all spoiler warning on you so just check it out from Slate Magazine: Q. Nasty Surprise: When my wife and I met in college, the attraction was immediate, and we quickly became inseparable. We had a number of things in common, we came from the same large metropolitan area, and we both wanted to return there after school, so everything was very natural between us. We married soon after graduation, moved back closer to our families, and had three children by the time we were...
  • MoveOn got Moved Along

    02/21/2013 4:23:25 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    There was a MoveOn protest outside of NJ Rep Leonard Lance’s Office today, by looks of it, you’d be hard pressed to figure out who the haters are….. Here’s a report from the “Front Lines” in Westfield NJ: from one of our members Dave R. The Move On crowd was very disappointed that we were there, and WE WERE STRONG! It started-out about equal in numbers, and then we got more people to show-up than they did! We out-powered their PA system with our chanting, we had more people & more signs. We had several Gadston flags. NBC-4 from NYC...
  • USAF developing terrifying swarms of tiny unmanned drones that can hover, crawl and even kill

    02/21/2013 4:22:10 PM PST · by null and void · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19:11 EST, 19 February 2013 | Michael Zennie
    The U.S. Air Force is developing tiny unmanned drones that will fly in swarms, hover like bees, crawl like spiders and even sneak up on unsuspecting targets and execute them with lethal precision. The Air Vehicles Directorate, a research arm of the Air Force, has released a computer-animated video outlining the the future capabilities of Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs). The project promises to revolutionize war by down-sizing the combatants.
  • CNN's Amanpour wishes reviled Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe 'happy birthday'

    02/21/2013 4:22:05 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 21, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    In a video blog post headlined “Happy Birthday, President Mugabe,” CNN International’s Christiane Amanpour took time to commemorate the 89th birthday of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, the internationally reviled dictator who has led the once-prosperous country into near-total economic and humanitarian ruin. Despite the persistent allegations of horrifying human-rights abuses and crippling financial issues still plaguing Zimbabwe, Amanpour’s tribute to Mugabe’s 33 years of power was mostly positive. ...more (w/video)...
  • Federal employees making house calls as part of EI audit

    02/21/2013 4:21:11 PM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 2 replies
    CBC ^ | Feb 21, 2013 | Unknown
    The federal government has begun visiting employment insurance recipients at home as part of an "examination" being conducted while the program undergoes an overhaul. The majority of individuals selected for a random audit are receiving invitations, in person, to appear at their customary EI interviews as part of the project, which wraps up next month. Some recipients are already on edge, given the changes to the program that have seasonal workers fearing their benefits might be cancelled. ...snip... "Every year, unfortunately, in our employment insurance system, hundreds of millions of dollars are identified or are lost through false or fraudulent...
  • Hagel Stonewalls, Refuses to Grant Access to Archive

    02/21/2013 4:19:37 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    THE WEEKLY STANDARD ^ | Feb 20, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    Chuck Hagel’s archive is housed here at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. But despite his nomination for secretary of defense, reporters, as well as the public writ large, are being denied access to the thousands of papers, speeches, audio and video files, and artifacts in the archive ... university officials yesterday indicated that if Hagel himself were to grant this reporter access to the archives, his request would be granted.
  • Homeless man sues parents for abandonment

    02/21/2013 4:16:50 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 10 replies
    upi ^ | Feb. 21, 2013
    NEW YORK,- A 32-year-old New York man's lawsuit against his parents alleges he is homeless because they left him "unloved and abandoned." Bernard Anderson Bey's city Supreme Court lawsuit against Vickie Anderson and Bernard Manley alleges his father beat him when he was young, did drugs in front of him and called him names including "bastard," the New York Post reported Thursday. "Our whole family is really poor, and my father doesn't care about the situation," Bey said. "I feel unloved and abandoned. "Defendant Bernard Manley informed the plaintiff he was entitled to nothing, which is true," Bey wrote in...
  • Mo. House Bill Makes Proposing Gun Control Illegal

    02/21/2013 4:16:32 PM PST · by null and void · 5 replies
    CBS St Louis ^ | February 19, 2013 1:30 PM
    <p>JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri lawmaker is proposing to send colleagues to prison for introducing gun control legislation — a plan that even its sponsor acknowledges has no chance of passage but nonetheless highlights the increasingly strident tone of gun measures in Missouri’s generally pro-gun Legislature.</p>
  • Netanyahu Before the Election: Livni Won't Lead Peace Talks

    02/21/2013 4:16:16 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/2/13 | Elad Benari
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will allow Hatnua chairwoman Tzipi Livni to lead the peace negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, as part of the coalition agreement between the two, but just several months ago Netanyahu made statements that said exactly the opposite. During the election campaign, Netanyahu had reportedly made clear to several of his senior staff that no talks were taking place with Livni or other members of her party, and that the chances of her joining the next government with him as Prime Minister were nil. “Livni managed the negotiations with the Palestinians poorly,” Netanyahu was quoted in December...
  • Today's Toons 2/21/13

    02/21/2013 4:13:16 PM PST · by pookie18 · 7 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 2/21/13 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • "The Joy of Christmas" (Sermon on Luke 1:39-56 and 2:1-14)

    02/21/2013 4:12:16 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | February 20, 2013 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Joy of Christmas” (Luke 1:39-56; 2:1-14)Our theme for our midweek Lenten services this year is “A Little Lenten Lukan Joy.” What we’re doing is going through the Gospel of Luke and tracing the motif of joy that runs through the book. Now a series on joy may seem odd to do during Lent, but really it’s not. Lent is a penitential season, yes, but, as we noted last week, repentance leads to joy. They’re two sides of the same coin, really. That is the premise for this whole series, namely, that when God calls us to repent--as he does...
  • Obama: “All You Need Is Gov!” – Wages and Salaries Continue to Fall with Growing Government

    02/21/2013 4:09:06 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 4 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 02/21/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    President Obama’s over-the-top speech on the effects of sequestration made it seem like it would be the end-of-days for the economy if sequestration went into effect. Or if ANY government spending is cut … or slowed. Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the American Action Forum (AAF) was on CNN with Erin Burnett saying the sequestration won’t nearly be as bad as some say. The government wastes $125 billion each year, and the actual amount of the sequestration cuts is only $44 billion (not the $85 billion Obama is screeching about). Was Obama really saying that government can waste $125 billion per year,...
  • Today's Toons 2/20/13

    02/21/2013 4:08:30 PM PST · by pookie18 · 4 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 2/20/13 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • BarackObama.com: Give Us Your Gun Violence Stories

    02/21/2013 4:08:12 PM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 2/20/2013 | Craig Bannister
    An e-mail from BarackObama.com invites people to share their gun violence stories and reasons for supporting stronger gun control measures.
  • Sheikhs against shakes: Egypt belly dancing channel ‘arouses viewers’

    02/21/2013 4:08:01 PM PST · by null and void · 6 replies
    AL ARABIYA ^ | Tuesday, 19 February 2013 | SHOUNAZ MEKKY
    A widely-known private Egyptian TV channel, which showcases 24-hour rolling clips of belly-dancing, has been accused of airing ads that “arouse viewers,” and broadcasting illegally.(Courtesy of al-Tet TV channel) A widely-known private Egyptian TV channel, which showcases 24-hour rolling clips of belly-dancing, has been accused of airing ads that “arouse viewers,” and broadcasting illegally. An Egyptian court demanded its closure earlier this week. ‹‹Despite the ruling, the director, Baleegh Hamdy, says he will not give up broadcasting the al-Tet channel. It is now being aired from a different satellite. ‹‹In an interview with Al Arabiya Hamdy added that he is...
  • HALLEILUA(sp?) FreeRepublic is back up finally!!!

    02/21/2013 4:07:03 PM PST · by Jean2 · 4 replies
    Praise the Lord!
  • Today's Toons 2/19/13

    02/21/2013 4:02:52 PM PST · by pookie18 · 4 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 2/19/13 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • A Day Will Come

    02/21/2013 4:02:03 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Latma TV ^ | 6/1/13 | Caroline Glick
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=F7oIzji5ABY
  • Ghost writer: New app to keep you tweeting after death

    02/21/2013 4:01:33 PM PST · by null and void · 9 replies
    RT.com ^ | 19 February, 2013, 18:03 | Regis Duvignau
    A new application will soon allow users to keep posting Twitter updates from beyond the grave, independently using intricate knowledge of your online character to create a virtual continuation of your personality after you die.­“When your heart stops beating, you'll keep tweeting,” says the new application’s tagline. ‘LivesOn’ will let users pursue ‘life after death’ on their social media profiles, letting the deceased communicate with loved ones. LivesOn will keep posting after you kick the bucket, following the example of the DeadSocial platform. Due to be launched in March, the LivesOn application will keep tweeting after you pass on. The...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (2/21/13)[Prayer]

    02/21/2013 3:58:17 PM PST · by left that other site · 18 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/21/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures YHVH Chereb - The LORD... the Sword(Deuteronomy 33:29) Blessed are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is your shield and helper and your glorious sword.
  • Struggling US Postal Service to launch new apparel line

    02/21/2013 3:55:18 PM PST · by null and void · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5:25 PM 02/19/2013 | Caroline May
    The United States Postal Service on Tuesday announced plans to launch a new product line of apparel and accessories. The USPS product line will be sold under the brand name “Rain Heat & Snow,” a homage to the service’s unofficial motto, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” USPS signed on with the apparel company Wahconah Group, Inc. to launch the product line, which will start off with men’s apparel and add a women’s line in the future. “This agreement will put the Postal Service on the...
  • Democratics Senator Menendez Press Fix Attempt: NYT,Wash-Post

    02/21/2013 3:52:20 PM PST · by sr4402 · 3 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 21 Feb 2013, 10:25 AM PDT | Matthew Boyle
    Menendez has hired Matt Miller, a former senior press aide to Attorney General Eric Holder, to try to manage his public perception throughout this scandal. Miller has planted some stories in media outlets like the New York Times and the Washington Post, but has largely failed to fix the senator’s image amid the scandal.
  • Daytona 500 extra ticket vanity

    02/21/2013 3:51:46 PM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 6 replies
    Me | 2/21/13 | GeorgiaDawg32
    Sorry about this vanity going out to everyone, I wanted to put it in the Florida State group but don't have a post or reply button present. I have an extra ticket to the Daytona 500. I'm in Jacksonville and am looking for someone to go with. The person I bought the ticket for has medical problems and can't go. Here is the deal. The ticket is $130 and it's in the Oldfield section (coming out of turn 4). If you're in Jax and want to go, you can either buy the ticket, or pay gas, parking and food, drink....
  • Memorial Grows For Longmont Girl Who Died Mysteriously (HAZMAT suits!)

    02/21/2013 3:50:50 PM PST · by null and void · 13 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | February 19, 2013 2:08 PM
    LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) – Investigators had to don protective suits as they are tried to determine what killed a 6-year-old girl in Longmont Monday morning. The investigation began at approximately 9 a.m. when the girl, identified as Lluvia Espinoza Morales, was taken to the hospital. She was pronounced dead at the hospital, but there were no signs of foul play. Police started going down the list of what could have killed the girl. One thought was that she had influenza. Investigators consulted with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how to go into the girl’s home. “We don’t...
  • Consumer Reports implies that part time job with Obamacare is better than full time job without it

    02/21/2013 3:49:38 PM PST · by grundle · 9 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 20, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Consumer Reports implies that a part time job with Obamacare is better than a full time job without it First of all, I understand that Consumer Reports is big on protecting its copyrighted material. However, fair use does permit me to quote small excerpts for the purpose of commentary and criticism. I will keep these quotes down to the bare minimum that is necessary.On page 15 of their March 2013 issue, a reader expresses concern about“CEOs claiming that Obamacare will force them to reduce employees’ hours due to the cost of insuring them”Consumer Reports responds by...
  • Will Only Suckers Buy ObamaCare Insurance?

    02/21/2013 3:49:06 PM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/19/2013 | John Merline
    For years, ObamaCare critics focused on its least popular feature — the mandate that everyone buy insurance — taking their fight all the way to the Supreme Court. But as ObamaCare's official launch date approaches, even its backers are beginning to admit that the law could actually create powerful incentives for millions of people and thousands of businesses to drop their coverage, despite the mandate. There is growing concern, for example, that the law's market reforms will cause a huge "rate shock," particularly for those young and healthy.
  • Why Women Talk More Than Men: Language Protein Uncovered

    02/21/2013 3:45:13 PM PST · by null and void · 33 replies
    Science World ^ | Feb 20, 2013 09:14 AM EST | Catherine Griffin
    There's a biological explanation for the reason why women talk more than men. Scientists have discovered a protein that's found in higher concentrations in the brains of women. You know all the times that men complain about women talking too much? Apparently there's a biological explanation for the reason why women are chattier than men. Scientists have discovered that women possess higher levels of a "language protein" in their brains, which could explain why females are so talkative. Previous research has shown that women talk almost three times as much as men. In fact, an average woman notches up 20,000 words...
  • Extortionist In Chief

    02/21/2013 3:44:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    At the end of 1995 and stretching into January 1996, the federal government "shut down" because of an impasse between President Bill Clinton and House Republicans led by then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The issue was increased taxes vs. less spending. Sound familiar? The government re-opened when a bipartisan agreement was reached to balance the budget by 2003. It wasn't for reasons that included, but were not limited to, two wars. Now the national debt is racing toward an unsustainable $17 trillion. This time around it isn't about closing government. It's about "sequestration," which President Obama, the Democrats and their big...
  • Survivor: Sistine Chapel! Days 6 through 9 (in that order)

    02/21/2013 3:41:27 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    adeiinthelife ^ | February 21, 2013 | Mark Moorhead
    Day six's list of cardinal electors is as follows: PIACENZA Mauro [English, Italian]POLETTO Severino [English, Italian] POLICARPO JosĂ© da CRUZ [English, Italian] PULJIĆ Vinko [English, Italian] RAÏ BĂ©chara Boutros, O.M.M.  [English, Italian]RAVASI Gianfranco [English, Italian]RE Giovanni Battista [English, Italian]RICARD Jean-Pierre [English, Italian] RIGALI Justin Francis [English, Italian] RIVERA CARRERA Norberto [English, Italian]ROBLES ORTEGA Francisco [English, Italian]RODÉ Franc, C.M. [English, Italian] RODRÍGUEZ MARADIAGA Oscar AndrĂ©s, S.D.B. [English, Italian]ROMEO Paolo [English, Italian]ROUCO VARELA Antonio MarĂ­a [English, Italian] Eliminated due to being outside the age of 60-71: POLETTO SeverinoPOLICARPO JosĂ© da CRUZRAÏ BĂ©chara Boutros, O.M.M.RE Giovanni BattistaRIGALI Justin FrancisRODÉ Franc, C.M.ROMEO PaoloROUCO VARELA Antonio MarĂ­aSurvivors from day six (7 of 15): PIACENZA MauroPULJIĆ VinkoRAVASI GianfrancoRICARD Jean-PierreRIVERA CARRERA NorbertoROBLES ORTEGA FranciscoRODRÍGUEZ MARADIAGA Oscar AndrĂ©s, S.D.B.Total Survivors thus far (36 of 90):ALENCHERRY GeorgeAVIZ JoĂŁo BRAZ deBARBARIN PhilippeBERTELLO GiuseppeBETORI GiuseppeBOZANIĆ JosipBURKE Raymond...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,February 21,2013

    02/21/2013 3:40:32 PM PST · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | February 21, 2013 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • U.S. Gov’t “Cancer” Research: Tobacco Industry’s “Astroturfing” Helped Create Tea Party

    02/21/2013 3:34:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 21, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    In a study published online on Feb. 8 by the journal Tobacco Control, researchers from the University of California at San Francisco—using taxpayer funding from the National Cancer Institute—argued that the tobacco industry helped create the Tea Party Movement through a process the researchers called “astroturfing.” “Rather than being purely a grassroots movement, the Tea Party has been influenced by decades of astroturfing by tobacco and other corporate interests to develop a grassroots network to support their corporate agendas, even though their members may not support those agendas,” said the researchers. … Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots,...
  • H2Owning It: Marco Rubio’s Water Bottle Goes International (Toasts Netanyahu with Poland Spring!)

    02/21/2013 3:33:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    MediaIte ^ | 02/21/2013 | Tommy Christopher
    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), taking a break from trashing an immigration plan (that’s remarkably similar to his own) to go on a check-the-box tour of Israel, has apparently discovered that his latest claim to fame has preceded him. Rubio, whose already-tepid rebuttal to President Obama‘s State of the Union address was upstaged by a tiny bottle of Poland Spring and a Terminator-esque maintenance of eye contact with the camera, was greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a visual reminder of the infamous hydration vacation. Netanyahu and a broadly-smiling Rubio shared a bottled water toast, which rocketed around...
  • Pentagon awash in pink slips, preparing 800,000 civilian furloughs

    02/21/2013 3:31:23 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 229 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 20 Feb 13 | Kristina Wong
    The Defense Department on Wednesday officially notified Congress that it plans to begin furloughing its 800,000 civilian employees across the country if automatic spending cuts begin March 1, estimating the states would lose a total of $4.86 billion in workers’ wages this year. According to Pentagon estimates, among the hardest-hit states would be Virginia, which would have about 88,000 affected workers and salary losses of $660.9 million; California, with 62,600 workers and $419.7 million in lost wages; and Maryland, with 45,700 workers and $359.3 million in lost earnings. “This is not a Beltway phenomenon,” Jessica L. Wright, the acting undersecretary...
  • North Korean fashion, women are 'encouraged' to choose from 18 officially sanctioned hairstyles

    02/21/2013 3:30:05 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 73 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 21, 2013 | Tara Brady
    You won't see a North Korean woman sporting the Jennifer Aniston style blow-dry. That is because women are being encouraged to do their bit for the world's most conformist state - by getting a specially approved haircut. The bizarre campaign exhorts women to choose from one of 18 officially sanctioned hairstyles chosen by communist officials eager to clamp down on western influences. And judging by this display on the wall of a salon in the capital of Pyongyang, there are not many styles to choose from. With traditional Korean dress, women generally wear a straight style but with western clothes...
  • HHS: Head Start Students Fare Worse in Math, Behavior by Third Grade than Non-Head Start Students

    02/21/2013 3:30:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 21, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    Children who were in the federal Head Start program do worse in math and have more problems with social interaction by the third grade than children who were not in the program, according to a large-scale study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. … The Obama administration has recently warned that if the automatic spending adjustments in the sequester occur on March 1, 70,000 children will lose a place in Head Start. Further, in his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama called for universal pre-school for all children. …
  • The Real Answer to the Immigration Question

    02/21/2013 3:28:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2013 | Michael Reagan
    America has almost 12 million illegal immigrants. Many of them came here on visas and never left. But about 60 percent of them walked in from just one country -- Mexico. Though the stalled Obama Economy has caused about 900,000 to go home since 2007, there are still about 6 million Mexicans living in the United States who've sneaked across our borders. Everyone from Marco Rubio to John McCain and our golfer in chief are trying to figure out how to deal with the illegal immigrants we have already and prevent future waves of Mexican migrants. But no one seems...