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  • It’s Me Oh Lord, Standin’ in the Need of Prayer – A Homily for the 30th Sunday of the Year

    10/27/2013 9:49:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10/27/2013 | Msgr Charles Pope
    There’s an old saying on pride that goes: “Faults in others I can see, but praise the Lord, they’re none in me!” It’s a steel trap statement because one is snared in sin by the very act of claiming they have no sin. And it’s the biggest sin of all: Pride!In today’s Gospel, the Lord illustrates this very point in speaking to us of two men who go to to the temple and pray. One man commits the greatest sin of all, pride, and leaves unjustified. The other, though a great sinner, receives the gift of justification through humility. Let’s...
  • Lies the Dems Tell Themselves

    10/27/2013 9:43:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    During the Obama years, a potent mythology has taken root in Democratic circles. In this narrative, Democrats are victims, martyrs even, whereas Republicans are wily tricksters. Last year, there was a hyped-up fable about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. President Barack Obama told "60 Minutes," "When I first came into office, the head of the Senate Republicans said, 'My No. 1 priority is making sure President Obama's a one-term president.'" Sen. Dianne Feinstein even told the San Francisco Chronicle's editorial board she heard McConnell speaking to that effect on the Senate's opening day. The thing is that the quote...
  • A black box in your car? Some see a source of tax revenue

    10/27/2013 9:36:15 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 4 replies
    Los Angels Times ^ | October 26, 2013 | Evan Halper
    <p>WASHINGTON — As America's road planners struggle to find the cash to mend a crumbling highway system, many are beginning to see a solution in a little black box that fits neatly by the dashboard of your car.</p> <p>The devices, which track every mile a motorist drives and transmit that information to bureaucrats, are at the center of a controversial attempt in Washington and state planning offices to overhaul the outdated system for funding America's major roads.</p>
  • More Obamashock! Glitches Hit Paper, Phone Applications; Obamacare Glitch Great Quotes

    10/27/2013 9:32:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    Millions of Existing Plans Dropped I posted my personal experiences on Obamacare, as well as those of a reader, in Tips on Navigating Obamacare Costs on HealthCare.Gov - My Personal Experience - Obamashock! Just in case anyone thought "ObamaShock!" was an isolated incident, the Weekly Standard reports Millions of Americans Are Losing Their Health Plans Because of Obamacare. While the Affordable Care Act was making its way through Congress in 2009 and 2010, President Obama famously promised the American people over and over again that if you like your health plan, you can keep it. “Let me be exactly clear...
  • Wave of Car Bombs in Iraq Kills Dozens

    10/27/2013 9:32:42 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 27, 2013 | DURAID ADNAN
    BAGHDAD — Ten car bombs targeting Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, hit on Sunday morning. All 10 bombs went off within 40 minutes, starting from 9:30 a.m. Forty-one civilians were killed and more than 100 others were wounded, according to security and medical officials. Ambulances rushed to hospitals and security forces tightened measures around checkpoints to search each passing car, creating a traffic jam.
  • Take Heart For Evil Is Not Winning

    10/27/2013 9:20:33 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 17 replies
    olivetreeviews.org ^ | Sept. 2013 | Jan Markell
    Take Heart for Evil Is Not Winning! By Jan Markell If you’re like me, you’re fed up. You’re disgusted that evil always seems to win! You wonder why God allows serial liars in government and elsewhere to keep prospering and even to win re-election in many places. Just being aware of the fact that we’re in an Isaiah 5:20 world isn’t enough -- that we’re likely in the midst of evil being called good. We have unspeakable atrocities going on at the highest levels. People are being silenced on Benghazi and the perpetrators are still running free. America funds one...
  • Tea Party Raising McCain’s Frustration

    10/27/2013 9:19:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    Legal Insurection ^ | 10-27-2013 | Leslie Eastman
    Meghan McCain says her Arizona senator dad is “depressed” and “frustrated” with the tea party faction of the Republican Party, which she called “the hyper-conservative wing.” The comments were part of Meghan’s promo for her new show, which no one will watch, Raising McCain. As a Tea Party activist, I am all for making both McCains even more frustrated. One of the most important developments in the new conservative movement has been encouraging regular Americans to participate directly in politics. In California, that has meant many have gotten involved in local Republican groups and have become versed in the ways...
  • End of an Era: Last U.S. Lead Smelter to Close in December

    10/27/2013 9:12:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 10/25/13 | staff
    In December, the final primary lead smelter in the United States will close. The lead smelter, located in Herculaneum, Missouri, and owned and operated by the Doe Run Company, has existed in the same location since 1892. The Herculaneum smelter is currently the only smelter in the United States which can produce lead bullion from raw lead ore that is mined nearby in Missouri's extensive lead deposits, giving the smelter its "primary" designation. The lead bullion produced in Herculaneum is then sold to lead product producers, including ammunition manufactures for use in conventional ammunition components such as projectiles, projectile cores,...
  • Philly city council wants socialism taught in schools - in praise of mass murdering dictators

    10/27/2013 9:11:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 27, 2013 | Robby Soave
    Philadelphia city council members have approved a resolution that calls for socialist historian Howard Zinn’s book “A People’s History of the United States” to be taught in public high schools. The resolution was backed by council members Jim Kenny and Jannie Blackwell, who believe that Zinn’s far-left socialist vision of American history is currently missing from high school textbooks. “Howard Zinn’s ‘A People’s History of the United States’ emphasizes the role of working people, women, people of color, and organized social movements in shaping history; not simply the version retold by those powerful enough to ensure history remembers their actions...
  • Conan: Obama Tries to Explain ObamaCare Without a Teleprompter

    10/27/2013 9:09:05 AM PDT · by ocr1 · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10-23-2013 | Kyle Becker
    After hearing him it explain it makes sense ;). Laugh for the day. Watch on Youtube.
  • Navy aviator-in-training accused of attacking 3 at Disney World

    10/27/2013 9:05:47 AM PDT · by pabianice · 16 replies
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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Sungrazer

    10/27/2013 9:05:20 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | October 27, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Arcing toward a fiery fate, this Sungrazer comet was recorded by the SOHO spacecraft's Large Angle Spectrometric COronagraph(LASCO) on December 23, 1996. LASCO uses an occulting disk, partially visible at the lower right, to block out the otherwise overwhelming solar disk allowing it to image the inner 8 million kilometers of the relatively faint corona. The comet is seen as its coma enters the bright equatorial solar wind region (oriented vertically). Positioned in space to continuously observe the Sun, SOHO has now been used to discover over 1,500 comets, including numerous sungrazers. Based on their orbits, the vast majority...
  • Lib Cartoonist Ted Rall: 'Truth Behind ACA Mess Is Obama and His Gang of Golfing Buddies Are Idiots'

    10/27/2013 9:01:32 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    Lib Cartoonist Ted Rall: 'Truth Behind ACA Mess Is Obama and His Gang of Golfing Buddies Are Idiots' By Noel Sheppard Created 10/27/2013 - 10:46am People familiar with liberal cartoonist and polemicist Ted Rall will be shocked by a piece he published at Daily Kos Friday wherein he actually agreed with former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. Trust me, they'll likely be even more shocked with what he had to say about President Obama. At the center of Rall's piece was Palin's October 20 article wherein she joined a number of conservative commentators in claiming ObamaCare was intentionallly screwed up in...
  • Piers Morgan Links to Fake News Report to Mock Sarah Palin

    10/27/2013 9:01:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/27/13 | Matt Hadro
    Piers Morgan used a fake news site to mock Sarah Palin on Twitter on Thursday. He linked to the satirical news site The Daily Currant saying that Palin claimed Jesus celebrated Easter. "And she's back!" Morgan gloated, with absolutely no mention that the article was fake. When critics told him the website was satire, Morgan answered that he knew it was. Yet he praised the notion that it was believable. "That's the beauty of it," Morgan wrote when someone tweeted that it was "hilarious even if its fake. Why? I believed it." That wasn't the first time Morgan has derided...
  • The Two Types of Child Victimization at Government Schools

    10/27/2013 8:55:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    You would think the bureaucrats who run government schools would want to focus on the basics, such as teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic. After all, no nation spends more per pupil on education than the United States. And based on some Cato Institute research, I suspect the OECD estimate of about $15,000 per student is a low-ball estimate of the burden on American taxpayers. So what do we get for all this money? To be blunt, the results are miserable, with Americans ranking well below average compared to our overseas competitors. Here are some comparisons on both literacy and numeracy...
  • Sebelius the 'laughingstock of America,' says senator

    10/27/2013 8:52:37 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    Sebelius the 'laughingstock of America,' says senator By Elise Viebeck - 10/27/13 11:02 AM ET A Republican senator called Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius the "laughingstock of America" after she was lampooned on "Saturday Night Live." The sketch, which aired Saturday, poked fun at Sebelius's attempts to downplay serious problems with ObamaCare's enrollment website. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) referred to the skit Sunday during an appearance on ABC's "This Week." "She's lost considerable credibility," Barrasso said of Sebelius. "She's the laughingstock of America." Sebelius has experienced a wave of scrutiny since HealthCare.gov debuted with major problems on...
  • The line forms on the left: Liberals run to cameras saying ANYTHING to attack conservatives

    10/27/2013 8:46:26 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/27/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The New Town Shooting; Kermit Gosnell murders; Benghazi; liberals see these sad events as opportunities to raise money by blaming them on Republicans. Ordinary people would recoil from such conduct, but liberal Democrats aren’t “ordinary people.” In the wake of all of these outrages which honest evaluation places totally at their feet, liberals have used them as an opportunity to get “on stage” and parrot the attack de jour on conservatives or merely make one up. It’s anything for a shot of “ink.” It never matters that the attack isn’t even vaguely rationale; what counts is getting face time and...
  • Obama’s Valerie Jarrett: Often Whispered about, But Never Challenged

    10/27/2013 8:39:16 AM PDT · by opentalk · 90 replies
    national review ^ | October 24, 2013 | John Fund
    <p>President Obama's aides went to extraordinary lengths to uncover the identity of a senior official who was using Twitter to make snarky comments about White House staffers.</p> <p>Jarrett, an old Chicago friend of both Barack and Michelle Obama, appears to exercise such extraordinary influence she is sometimes quietly referred to as “Rasputin” on Capitol Hill, a reference to the mystical monk who held sway over Russia’s Czar Nicholas as he increasingly lost touch with reality during World War I.</p>
  • Common Core, the United States and the Unified State

    10/27/2013 8:31:08 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 12 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 27, 2013 | Dan Miller
    The United States consist of fifty different states, united for constitutionally specified purposes but not required to be united for others. She is not and should not become a single unified entity.Each of our fifty States is different from the others, although decreasingly so. Within each State there are also differences. Life in our rural areas -- in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia for example -- has little resemblance to life inside the Washington beltway where our feral Federal masters congregate. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBBsj7GLH-A&w=640&h=360] Video linkDumping all fifty of the United States into a federally designed "one-size-fits-all" dumpster will continue to have pernicious consequences;...
  • One year after Sandy, Christie officials sleepwalking on climate change: Opinion (Star Ledger)

    10/27/2013 8:30:34 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | October 27, 2013 | Julie O'Connor
    .... Too bad that strong leadership didn’t extend to telling New Jerseyans what we needed to hear most: that we must protect ourselves from rising sea levels that worsen severe flooding, and mightier storms in the future.
  • Why Not ObamaCare?

    10/27/2013 8:28:55 AM PDT · by ironman · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 4, 2012 | Joe herring
    The architects of ObamaCare are all world-renowned experts on the rationing of care in a collectivist model. Dr. Donald Berwick, who was recess-appointed by President Obama to be the head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (until he resigned rather than face Senate confirmation hearings), is a lifelong advocate of the single-payer collectivist model and a senior policy advisor to "The Commonwealth Fund," a left-wing American think-tank dedicated for the last 90-odd years to transitioning the American system to a nationalized model. Berwick is one of the original architects of the rationing board for the British National Health Service,...
  • Darrell Issa has an Illegal Alien Amnesty Bill

    10/27/2013 8:24:33 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 10/24/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    It’s not amnesty. It’s just a bill that legalizes illegal aliens and puts them on a path to citizenship. No amnesty to see here. Issa’s forthcoming legislation takes elements from similar legislation he introduced in December 2003, the Alien Accountability Act. The six-year period is intended to whittle down the undocumented immigrant population into several categories, such as immigrants with family ties to U.S. citizens or immigrants who want to participate in a guest-worker program. -snip- “If somebody has a nexus that would reasonably allow them to become permanent residents and American citizen, we should allow them to do that,”...
  • Obama knew of NSA spying on Merkel and approved it, report says

    10/27/2013 8:18:55 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 32 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10-27-2013 | FoxNews.com
    President Barack Obama knew of the organization’s spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel – and approved of the efforts, a National Security Agency official has reportedly told a German newspaper. The Economic Times writes the “high-ranking” NSA official spoke to Bild am Sonntag on the condition of anonymity, saying the president, “not only did not stop the operation, but he also ordered it to continue.” The Economic Times also reports the official told Bild am Sonntag that Obama did not trust Merkel, wanted to know everything about her, and thus ordered the NSA to prepare a dossier on the politician....
  • Molsterman Report # 5: Analyzing Future Dem HOPEfuls

    10/27/2013 8:17:50 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-27-2013 | MOTUS
    NOTE:  This is part of a continuing series of exclusive, clandestine, interviews with my mole (“Deep Quote” aka, “Molsterman,” secretly “Little Mo” to the MOTUS community) over at the Department of Justice. I recently sat down again with Molsterman, who is still under deep cover at NSA, to talk about the 2016 Democratic hopefuls, and a little about the Healthcare.gov fiasco.   MOTUS: Thanks for coming over to give me your analysis of the potential Democratic Presidential nominees. I’m also curious as to what you’ve “unearthed”  for us regarding the Healthcare.gov fiasco.   Molsterman: Very funny. Now stop that!...
  • Pat Robertson Tells Mother 'I Don't Know What You're Doing Wrong'; He Can Cure Deafness

    10/27/2013 8:15:01 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Oct 25, 2013 | Michael Gryboski
    Controversial televangelist Pat Robertson recently told a viewer that he has cured deafness through prayer in the past and that he did not know what she was "doing wrong" in her effort to do the same. On a Wednesday episode of the Christian Broadcasting Network program "The 700 Club," Robertson received a letter during the "Bring it on" segment from the mother of a deaf child. "My son is hearing impaired and cannot hear at all. I have prayed for his healing; it seems as if God is hearing-impaired. What am I doing wrong?" read the letter, signed by a...
  • In annuity deal tied to McAuliffe, 2 investors knew they bet on specific, dying people

    10/27/2013 8:14:50 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10-27-13 | Laura Vozzella
    A dying mechanic wanted a few thousand dollars to leave to his wife, two sons and infant daughter. A politically connected millionaire, now running for Virginia governor, wanted to make some money. And a Rhode Island estate planner wanted to become ambassador to the Vatican. All three came together on paper in late 2006 in a deal struck just two months before the 44-year-old mechanic died of cancer. The mechanic got $5,000. The millionaire, Democrat Terry McAuliffe, made at least $47,000. But the estate planning lawyer, Joseph Caramadre, went to prison instead of Rome. Caramadre helped McAuliffe place a bet...
  • Exclusive: ICE National Council President Calls on Issa to Drop Legalization Plan

    10/27/2013 8:13:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/24/13 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) National Council president Chris Crane, an ICE agent and former marine, told Breitbart News exclusively on Thursday that Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) should drop his plans to introduce a bill that would legalize America’s at least 11 million illegal aliens and focus instead on investigating the Obama administration’s non-enforcement directives. -snip- On Wednesday, Breitbart News confirmed with Issa’s staff that he is in fact drafting a legalization bill that would grant legal status to at least some of America’s 11 million illegal aliens. “It’s halfway – and it always has been – halfway between full...
  • Barack Obama 'approved tapping Angela Merkel's phone 3 years ago'

    10/27/2013 8:08:28 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 34 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | October 27, 2013 | Louise Barnett, Berlin and Philip Sherwell, New York
    President Barack Obama was told about monitoring of German Chancellor in 2010 and allowed it to continue, says German newspaper. President Barack Obama was personally informed about secret US monitoring of Angela Merkel three years ago, according to latest reports on the eavesdropping affair. The President allowed the National Security Agency (NSA) to continue spying on the German chancellor, it was claimed. Mr Obama was told of the secret monitoring of Mrs Merkel by General Keith Alexander, the head of the NSA, in 2010, according to Bild am Sonntag, a German newspaper. “Obama did not stop the action at that...
  • CHART: Check Out How The Age At Which People First Get Married Is Soaring

    10/27/2013 8:03:20 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct 27, 2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    Here's a fascinating chart that probably comports with what you're seeing in real life. The age at which people are first getting married is soaring. (Via John Podhoretz). The jump in the last decade is particularly notable. There are various theories for why people are getting married later, but one notion has to do with cultural attitudes towards marriage, and the growing perception that marriage is a "capstone" of life achievements, rather than a cornerstone.
  • Mom, 4 young kids killed in NYC stabbing rampage

    10/27/2013 7:56:34 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 27 OCTOBER 2013 | AP
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — A mother and her four young children were killed in a late-night stabbing rampage at their Brooklyn home, and a man has been taken into custody, police said Sunday.</p> <p>Officers who arrived at the scene late Saturday found all five victims unconscious and unresponsive, police said. Two girls and a boy were pronounced dead at the scene, while another boy and the woman were taken to Brooklyn hospitals, where they were pronounced dead, police said.</p>
  • (Sex Poodle) Al Gore Explains How He Lowers His Carbon Footprint

    10/27/2013 7:54:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 60 replies
    Ecorazzi ^ | 10/24/13 | Lindsey Little
    **SNIP** “What specific things are you doing in life to lower your personal carbon footprint? And what is the biggest one specific thing I as an individual can do to reduce mine?” Gore responded by saying, “I use only carbon-free electricity. Have 33 solar panels on my roof, seven deep geothermal wells under my driveway, LED lights and highest-grade energy-saving windows, max insulation, hybrid plug-in car, etc. No fountains, btw. What you can do? Make smart choices for low-carbon options in the marketplace, make sure you divest from carbon-intensive stocks; be a smart and active citizen! Let politicians know the...
  • After Supporting Obamacare, Liberal Daily Beast Columnist Gets an Unwelcome Health Care Surprise

    10/27/2013 7:53:00 AM PDT · by grundle · 43 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | October 25, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    Full title: After Supporting Obamacare, Liberal Daily Beast Columnist Gets an Unwelcome Health Care Surprise in the Mail Daily Beast columnist Kirsten Powers, who has been an Obamacare supporter, admitted on “The Kelly File” Thursday that her insurance premiums will nearly double from $160 per month to about $300 per month if she wants to keep the same deductible. The reality of higher premiums and the broken promise that Americans can keep their current health care plans isn’t “quite the way they sold it,” she said. “I’m in the individual market and I got the letter, the same letter everyone’s...
  • GOP Congressman Backs Democrats’ Immigration Overhaul

    10/27/2013 7:51:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Fusion ^ | 10/27/13 | JORDAN FABIAN
    Republican Rep. Jeff Denham will break with his party and back a broad immigration reform proposal supported by Democrats. The California congressman told Univision that he would become the first Republican co-sponsor of an immigration bill written by House Democrats that would bolster border security and provide a pathway to citizenship for many of the 11.7 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. “Yes, I will be the first Republican coming together on this full bill dealing with all aspects of immigration,” he told Univision anchor Jorge Ramos in Spanish during an interview that will air on “Al Punto” this...
  • Feds Told GM To Drop Pontiac Or No Bailout, Ex-GM Exec Says

    10/27/2013 7:51:03 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 59 replies
    alopnik.com ^ | Oct 26 2013 | MICHAEL BALLABAN
    When General Motors shut down Pontiac, it left a lot of enthusiasts wondering why. It was primed with a lineup of powerful, rear-wheel drive models, and seemed like it had a bright future ahead of it. It turns out that GM killed it on government orders, according to former GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz.
  • Annuity scheme linked to McAuliffe detailed

    10/27/2013 7:48:27 AM PDT · by Portcall24 · 8 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 27 Oct 13 | LAURA VOZZELLA
    McAuliffe’s connection to Caramadre came to light about two weeks ago, as his race entered the homestretch against Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, a Republican. According to court records made public then, McAuliffe’s investment paired him directly with the ailing mechanic, with forms identifying them as acquaintances. McAuliffe’s campaign said the candidate did not know the mechanic and doesn’t know why they were listed as acquaintances. But the episode still opened a wider window into how McAuliffe came to invest with Caramadre in 2006 — and provides yet another example of how the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee has...
  • Cats stealing dog beds compilation.

    10/27/2013 7:42:34 AM PDT · by Twotone · 34 replies
    Wimp.com ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Video of dogs trying to get their beds back from naughty kitties. Very Cute! http://www.wimp.com/dogbeds/
  • Thanks to Fracking USA Rises to Number One in Energy; Thanks to Obama, We Won't Stay There

    10/27/2013 7:42:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/6/2013 | Marita Noon
    On the very same day that the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) announces: “US Rises to No. 1 Energy Producer”—thanks to the shale boom made possible through a technology known as hydraulic fracturing—an environmental group released a report calling for a complete ban of the practice, which would effectively shut down the oil-and-gas industry (and all of the jobs and revenues it creates) and increase dependence on foreign oil. Coincidence? I don’t think so. You probably haven’t heard about either, as most news coverage, on October 3, centered on the government shutdown—eclipsing all else. Why would Environment America choose to release...
  • Boston Scientific to cut up to 1,500 jobs

    10/27/2013 7:33:48 AM PDT · by jurroppi1 · 17 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 10/24/2013 07:43:50 AM CDT | The Associated Press
    <p>NATICK, Mass.—Boston Scientific Corp. plans to shed as many as 1,500 jobs worldwide, or 6 percent of its workforce, in an effort to cut costs.</p> <p>The company also said Thursday that its CFO is leaving. Boston Scientific is promoting its corporate controller to replace him.</p>
  • But What if Obamacare Works? (Let's assume the Website is fixed)

    10/27/2013 7:27:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/26/2013 | ROSS DOUTHAT
    IN last week’s column, I wrote about what might happen if the new health care law’s Web site remained a festering technological sore for months to come. (The answer: Nothing good.) But it’s still more likely that HealthCare.gov will be fixed by Thanksgiving and millions of Americans will (finally) be able to get a real look at what Obamacare is selling them. What will they find? One way to understand what is being offered is to think in terms of three “mores.” Insurance à la Obamacare will be more expensive, more subsidized and more comprehensive than what was previously available...
  • Syria: 100 Gunmen Surrender to Army, more Israeli-Made Weapons Seized

    10/27/2013 7:26:33 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Al-Manar TV Lebanon ^ | October 21, 2013 | Local Editor
    In the meantime, army units have seized on Monday a number of Israeli-made missiles held by opposition armed groups to be used against the national military and the peaceful civilians. "The seizure was made near the village of al-Tabeh in the countryside of the southwestern city of Dara’a," Al-Alam TV correspondent reported. Among the confiscated arms, there were a large amount of Israeli-made weapons and ammunition, including developed machine guns and wireless communication devices. This was not the first time that Syrian troops have made such a seizure, where media outlets have showed previously arms with Hebrew inscriptions indicating...
  • Fukushima nuclear plant operators prepare for dangerous procedure(spent fuel rods removal)

    10/27/2013 7:22:09 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    SCMP ^ | 27 October, 2013 | Julian Ryall
    Fukushima nuclear plant operators prepare for dangerous procedure Hundreds of radioactive rods must be removed at Fukushima without exposing them to air PUBLISHED : Sunday, 27 October, 2013, 6:07am UPDATED : Sunday, 27 October, 2013, 6:07am Julian Ryall in Tokyo The operator of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant is making final preparations before starting the most delicate and dangerous procedure attempted at the plant since three reactors were wrecked in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Engineers from Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) need to remove 1,533 rods of highly irradiated spent fuel from the damaged storage pool alongside the...
  • We need your continuing support to keep FR going strong!! [FReepathon thread XXII]

    10/27/2013 7:11:11 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 369 replies
    We need your continuing support to keep FR going strong. With Obama pulling out all the stops in fundamentally transforming America from a free country to a communist state (and the GOP-e stepping aside for him), we're going to need FR NOW more than ever!! FR is funded solely by the donations made by the people who love and use it. We sell no advertising or merchandise. We have no corporate sponsors or sugar daddies and accept no government subsidies. This means no annoying commercial ads, no ad tracking, and no pop ups!! And no outside influences trying to pressure...
  • Another Day on the Animal Farm.

    10/27/2013 7:10:33 AM PDT · by DEPcom · 10 replies
    Another day on the ACA (Animal) Farm (Plantation) The Affordable Care Act will automatically force people on Medicaid when they qualify. Affordable Care Act drops the asset test to qualify for Medicaid. Another side effect of the ACA private insurance is too expensive for the average American to afford. Where a lot of private insurance companies are dropping people now or increasing their rates due to the requirements of the ACA. If you are not effected yet, you will be in the next year or two. Sum it up, if you own a house, but qualify for subsidized health insurance...
  • Pope Francis: the Christian family experiences joy in faith

    10/27/2013 7:09:52 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Radio Vaticana ^ | 10/27/2013
    Pope Francis celebrated Mass in St Peter's Square on Sunday, October 27th, 2013, to mark the 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time and the World Family Day at the close of the 21st Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Family, which met in Rome this past week to reflect on the theme of living the joy of the Faith. In his homily, the Holy Father spoke of the Christian family as an institution that prays, keeps faith, and experiences joy. Below, please find the official English translation of Pope Francis' prepared remarks.********************************************************Homily of the Holy FatherFamily Day(Saint Peter’s Square,...
  • The Fed's Monetary Stimulus Does Little For Economy, But Creates And Perpetuates Asset Bubbles

    10/27/2013 7:08:40 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 3 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/21/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The next Federal Reserve Open Market Committee meeting in on October 30th, a preview of Halloween. Despite the lack of evidence of positive growth in the economy, The Fed will likely keep on printing. fedbalshet102613 Two of The Fed’s tools in its arsenal are the Fed Funds rate and longer-term asset purchases (aka, quantitative easing). So, what is the record on the employment front with regard to Fed policies? Let’s take a look. Here is a chart of the unemployment rate (white line) compared to the Fed Funds Target rate (gold) and The Fed’s Balance Sheet (longer-term asset purchases). u3fedpol2...
  • The ‘concierge’ will see you now - Doctor's In

    10/27/2013 7:08:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | October 27, 2013 | KATHLEEN STINSON Sun Staff Reporter
    Dr. Neal Mogk thinks he has found a better way to manage his medical practice that improves the service he provides to his patients. Dr. Mogk, a board certified family practice physician, has decided to change his Beaver Street Family Practice to what he calls a “concierge-style” that, by reducing his patient roster, will give him more time to spend with each one. “I will be able to get to know my patients better,” he said. He said not everybody wants “aggressive” or interventional care. For example, some people with an aching shoulder might want to be treated with therapy...
  • Hitler loses it over Obamacare exchange disaster

    10/27/2013 6:58:08 AM PDT · by skimbell · 19 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | October 22, 2013 | Jack Furnari
    Yeah, I know, liberals will think this is offensive. Here’s a surprise, I don’t care what they think.
  • Greenfield: The Desert of Islamization

    10/27/2013 6:39:43 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 12 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Saturday, October 26, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Saturday, October 26, 2013 The Desert of Islamization Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Wars are fought with steel and of words. To fight a thing, we have to understand what we are fighting and why. A blindness in words can kill as effectively as blindness on the battlefield. Words shape our world. In war, they define the nature of the conflict. That definition can be misleading. Often it's expedient. The real reasons for the last world war had very little to do with democracy. The current war does involve terrorism, but like fascism, it's incidental to...
  • Parents send American teenage girl to live in Novosibirsk as punishment

    10/27/2013 6:36:14 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 50 replies
    sib.fm ^ | October 24, 2013
    An immigrant living in America sent her daughter home to Novosbirsk in 2011 because she allegedly misbehaved. She tried to commit suicide in Siberia, according to reports from American television company WUSA 9 and publication USA Today that Sib.fm’s correspondent examined. 17-year-old Sofia Roberts was born in Russia, but left to live in America when she was two years old with mother Natalia. According to the broadcaster, in 2011 the mother sent her daughter, then 15, from the town of Chantilly, Virginia to Novosibirsk to meet her biological father. But after Sofia arrived in Russia, her mother changed her plans...
  • Julianne Hough Dons Blackface for 'Orange Is the New Black' Halloween Costume

    10/27/2013 6:33:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2013 | Margaret Eby
    The former 'Dancing with the Stars' pro added an unfortunate touch to her getup as character Crazy Eyes.Not a good look, Julianne Hough. The former 'Dancing with the Stars' pro donned blackface on Friday night as part of her Halloween costume. The 25-year-old actress was portraying "Orange is the New Black" character Crazy Eyes, played on the hit Netflix series by Uzo Aduba. Hough hit the Casamigos Tequila Halloween Party with a group of friends dressed as the cast of the show. For the occasion, Hough appears to have darkened the skin on her face and neck, as well as...