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  • Economy barely expands in fourth quarter (revisal to earlier report of contraction)

    02/28/2013 8:46:43 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/28/13 | Jason Lange
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy barely grew in the fourth quarter although a slightly better performance in exports and fewer imports led the government to scratch an earlier estimate that showed an economic contraction. Another report on Thursday showed a drop in new claims for unemployment benefits last week, adding to a string of data that suggests the economy improved early this year. Gross domestic product expanded at a 0.1 percent annual rate, the Commerce Department said, missing the 0.5 percent gain forecast by analysts in a Reuters poll. The growth rate was the slowest since the first quarter...
  • Sequestergate: From one manufactured crisis to another

    02/28/2013 8:44:54 AM PST · by Art in Idaho · 12 replies
    February 28, 2013 | Art in Idaho
    The sequester has all the earmarks of another manufactured crisis. The cuts proposed are miniscule and do nothing to actually deal with our out of control Federal spending problem. That is the core issue that needs to be dealt with, or we are looking at a worldwide econonic meltdown. Quibbling over the miniscule cuts and Obama cherry picking the worst possible areas to cut to make political points is disgusting. Releasing an unknown number of illegal criminals is the first in a long line of "I'll make you pay" behaviors that are deplorable and evil at it's core. But what...
  • Grammar Rebel

    02/28/2013 8:40:02 AM PST · by Shout Bits · 94 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 02/11/13 | Shout Bits
    Will Rogers famously wanted his epitaph to read "I never met a man I didn't like." I sometimes turn a joke on Mr. Rogers's line, and say "I have never met anyone with good grammar I did not like." Considering today's state of affairs, grammar is an unlikely metric for kinship. The nation is overrun with a socialist fever, unsustainable government obligations, and appalling corruption. Why should grammar sit with these important issues? Man's greatest tool in building an environment to his liking is language. Every success employs communication and retrieval of archived knowledge. Employing Standard English is the least...
  • Obama Goes Strong to the Paint, But Woodward Draws The Charging Foul!!!

    02/28/2013 8:39:12 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-28-2013 | MOTUS
    You’re probably wondering which “Senior White House Staffer” yelled at Bob Woodward for over a half hour. Apparently the disagreement was over Bob’s insistence on maintaining a smidgen of journalistic integrity with respect to reporting on the origin of the Grand Sequester Bargain. Bob stood firm that it was originally BO’s idea; even in the face of withering disapproval and untold backlash that’s bound to kill the career of the veteran Washington Post reporter - who was the first to break the Watergate scandal that brought down the Nixon White House. Butt, as the Plouf-daddy points out, Bob’s pretty much...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,February 28,2013

    02/28/2013 8:32:19 AM PST · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | February 28, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Bank Job Cuts, Wall Street Bonuses and Fed Policy: Good Examples of False Recovery

    02/28/2013 8:31:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/28/2013 | Matt Towery
    The Wall Street Journal of Feb. 27 tells the story in its own headlines. On page C1, the story was, "JPMorgan Pulls Belt Tight," while on C3 the headline read, "Wall Street's Bonus Pool Hits $20 Billion." If that doesn't describe this crazy false recovery we are allegedly undergoing, nothing does. Of course, the picky can point out that JPMorgan Chase is tightening its belt on its banking side and the Wall Street bonus increases are paid to traders, investment bankers and other employees of securities firms. But to the average Joe, it's hard to understand, if the JPMorgan Chase...
  • More bad firearm advice from Joe Biden – Shoot through a door

    02/28/2013 8:27:54 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 42 replies
    Radioviceonline ^ | Feb 28, 2013 | Steve McGough
    More bad firearm advice from Joe Biden – Shoot through a door Posted by Steve McGough on February 28, 2013 Actually, this could be criminal. If someone told you it was perfectly acceptable to fire a round through a door at a target you had not identified, how do you think that would go over? More Vice President Joe Biden advice on self-defense strategies. First it was warning shots for the heck of it, and now we have the guy suggesting this? While on the discussion of modern sport rifles… F&S: What about the other uses, for self-defense and target...
  • U.S. economy grew 0.1% in fourth quarter

    02/28/2013 8:22:32 AM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 55 replies
    WSJ/Market Watch ^ | Feb. 28, 2013, 8:31 a.m | Jeffry Bartash
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The U.S. economy grew in the fourth quarter - but just barely - instead of contracting for the first time in three and a half years, the Commerce Department said Thursday. The U.S. expanded at a 0.1% annual rate in the last three months of 2012, better than the initially reported 0.1% drop but well below the third quarter's 3.1% pace.
  • Anti-Obama Bumper Sticker Idea: Anyone Here a Designer?

    02/28/2013 8:22:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 95 replies
    2/28/13 | sff
    I am not claiming to have thought of this first, someone probably has said it already...but it would be a great idea to put on a bumper sticker, I think. Obama: Nixon's Corruption + Carter's Stupidity or something like that. Is anyone here skilled enough to do a design? I remember years ago when I was a lurker, there was a "Registered" FREEPer and some others who did their own designs...I am not an artist with photoshop or other stuff. Just an idea for any geniuses among us.
  • Cape Cod community considers taking down wind turbines after illness, noise

    02/28/2013 8:11:57 AM PST · by massmike · 39 replies ^ | 02/28/2013 | Molly Line
    Two wind turbines towering above the Cape Cod community of Falmouth, Mass., were intended to produce green energy and savings -- but they've created angst and division, and may now be removed at a high cost as neighbors complain of noise and illness. "It gets to be jet-engine loud," said Falmouth resident Neil Andersen. He and his wife Betsy live just a quarter mile from one of the turbines. They say the impact on their health has been devastating. They're suffering headaches, dizziness and sleep deprivation and often seek to escape the property where they've lived for more than 20...
  • Duke settles federal case with former lacrosse players

    02/28/2013 8:09:31 AM PST · by AppyPappy · 26 replies
    DURHAM — Duke University and 38 members of its 2005-06 men’s lacrosse team notified a federal judge on Wednesday that they’d settled the players’ lawsuit out of court.
  • Why the Left hates Gun Shows

    02/28/2013 8:07:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 March, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Long Lines into and out of Arizona Gun Show, 2013 Gun shows are centers of resistance to the nanny state. As resistance to the growing, all pervasive regulations and vague, impossible to decipher federal laws, grows in the heartland of America, gun shows offer a place where freedom is still practiced, and limits to State power are recognized. At most gun shows, if you are not a gun dealer, you are allowed to sell your personal firearm to another person without special permission from the nanny state. The stranglehold on political speech by the MSM is not so tight,...
  • Photographer's amazing pictures of girlfriend leading him by the hand around the globe

    02/28/2013 8:05:01 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 17 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 02/28/2013 | By Simon Tomlinson
    <p>Some men aren't keen on letting their partners take the lead.</p> <p>But not Russian photographer Murad Osmann.</p> <p>While some of his peers hate the thought of just being led around the shops, he was quite happy to let his girlfriend guide him around the world.</p>
  • Exclusive: The Woodward, Sperling emails revealed

    02/28/2013 7:59:15 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies
    Exclusive: The Woodward, Sperling emails revealed By: Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei February 28, 2013 08:30 AM EST POLITICO’s “Behind the Curtain” column last night quoted Bob Woodward as saying that a senior White House official has told him in an email he would “regret” questioning White House statements on the origins of sequestration. The official in question is Gene Sperling, economic adviser to the president. The White House has since pushed back, saying the exchange was far more innocuous than Woodward claims. We have obtained, exclusively, the exchange. Here it is: From Gene Sperling to Bob Woodward on Feb....
  • What did American Progressives teach to British Fabians?

    02/28/2013 7:57:07 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    When I wrote some months ago about how Fabians employ what they call "permeation" in order to advance their causes, I quoted an interesting passage from Margaret Cole's book "The Story of Fabian Socialism", page 85: 'Permeation' is a peculiarly Fabian term, with a very long history. It is first found in print in Hubert Bland's Fabian Essay - curiously enough Bland was not there advocating but warning the Society against it; but the casual reference shows that it was already in common use. Occasionally it seems to mean no more than what the Americans have taught us to call...
  • Panic In Greek Pharmacies As Hundreds Of Medicines Run Short

    02/28/2013 7:52:34 AM PST · by blam · 44 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-28-2013 | Elizabeth Sukkar and Helena Smith, The Guardian
    Panic In Greek Pharmacies As Hundreds Of Medicines Run Short Elizabeth Sukkar and Helena Smith, The GuardianFebruary 28, 2013Greece is facing a serious shortage of medicines amid claims that pharmaceutical multinationals have halted shipments to the country because of the economic crisis and concerns that the drugs will be exported by middlemen because prices are higher in other European countries. Hundreds of drugs are in short supply and the situation is getting worse, according to the Greek drug regulator. The government has drawn up a list of more than 50 pharmaceutical companies it accuses of halting or planning to halt...
  • Is Ohio Governor John Kasich the Chris Christie of the Midwest?

    02/28/2013 7:50:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/28/2013 | PAULA BOLYARD
    Governor John Kasich rode to victory on the 2010 Tea Party wave, campaigning as a budget hawk, promising to cut taxes and balance the budget. He raged against Obamacare and out-of-control federal spending. Speaking to Bill Cunningham a few months before his election, Kasich said of Obamacare: It’s all taxes, it’s smoke and mirrors, it’s always tomorrow, it’s never today, it’s always tomorrow. … What they’re doing on this health care bill and everything else they’re doing is just spending like there’s no tomorrow. Big government, big debt. And look, everybody’s worked up about it. And the country doesn’t...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: OMISSION, 02-28-13

    02/28/2013 7:46:32 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies ^ | 02-28-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):   OMISSION Willful neglect or positive refusal to perform some good action that one's conscience urges one to do. such omission is morally culpable, and its gravity depends on the importance of what should have been done, on the person's willfulness, and the circumstances of the situation. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Revealed: Arabs Behind 'Israeli Attack'

    02/28/2013 7:46:31 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/2/13 | David Lev
    Members of the Samaria Residents Council slammed leftist groups Thursday after police said that what had been thought to be a “price tag” action by Jewish residents of Esh Kodesh in the Binyamin region turned out to be a dispute between Arabs. It was the Arabs who set fire to six vehicles in the village of Korsa near Shechem last week, deliberately blaming the Jews for their activities. Among the groups with egg on their face in the wake of the police findings is the “Rabbis for Human Rights” organization, which in the wake of the claims by Arabs that...
  • Why Does Anyone Need to Read About Celebrities? [Coulter]

    02/28/2013 7:43:57 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 25 replies ^ | 2/27/2013 | Ann Coulter
    Having given up on trying to persuade Americans that taking guns away from law-abiding citizens will reduce the murder rate, Democrats have turned to their usual prohibitionary argument: "Why does anyone need (an assault weapon, a 30-round magazine, a semiautomatic, etc., etc.)?" Phony conservative Joe Manchin, who won his U.S. Senate seat in West Virginia with an ad showing him shooting a gun, said, "I don't know anyone (who) needs 30 rounds in a clip." CNN's Don Lemon, who does not fit the usual profile of the avid hunter and outdoorsman, demanded, "Who needs an assault rifle to go hunting?"...