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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”...

    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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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
    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.