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  • Medjugorje Bombshell (Catholic Caucus)

    11/06/2013 7:48:38 AM PST · by NYer · 50 replies
    NC Register ^ | November 6, 2013 | Patrick Archbold
    In a dramatic move prior to the release of the final report on Medjugorje, The Papal Nuncio to the U.S. on behalf of the prefect of the CDF Archbishop Müller has issued instructions that no cleric or faithful may participate in any meetings, conferences, or public celebrations in which the authenticity of the apparitions are taken for granted. This has come as a shock to many in the Medjugorje support community as there was an operating assumption that until final confirmation of inauthenticity, participation as if it were true was allowed by the faithful. Undoubtedly, some future debate will center...
  • Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical (Bush one point ahead)

    11/06/2013 7:44:06 AM PST · by chessplayer · 32 replies
    When President Obama first ran for the White House in 2008, it was with the promise to turn the page on the presidency of George W. Bush. But for all their political differences, it turns out the American public pretty much view the two men in the same light, according to new polling data. In the first week of November in the fifth year of their presidencies, Obama and Bush have nearly identical approval numbers, according to the latest Gallup polling. The Gallup daily tracking poll for November 5th 2013 puts Obama’s approval at 39 percent, with 53 percent disapproving...
  • Huge bear surprises crew on photo shoot in Brit Columbia

    11/06/2013 7:38:24 AM PST · by workerbee · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | email
    Email received: Bloody dangerous place, Canada!... the bears are huge and very curious... see what happens when a huge brown bear decides to take a closer look at a film shoot for a washing machine... Bear surprises crew on Ecobubbles photo shoot
  • “You can keep your plan.” For election purposes only, actual results may vary.

    11/06/2013 7:37:58 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-6-2013 | MOTUS
    Well, here are the results from my election day wish list:Cuccinelli lost, thanks to the “Libertarian” (made by an Obama bundler) running against him (and being outspent 10:1 by the McAuliffe, i.e. Democratic, fund raising machine).Fausta lost, thanks to the Democrats’ war on Republican women.And in Detroit, as Dewey pointed out yesterday: “What difference, at this point, does it make?” (For the record, the white guy won, in what was undoubtedly the first case of electoral black guilt.)Don’t worry, I’ll just pick up the pieces and soldier on.CGI Image (“computer generated image” - not contractor)Butt that’s all ancient history:...
  • Lawsuit: Drug search included colonoscopy (NM-triggered by minor traffic stop)

    11/06/2013 7:34:25 AM PST · by CedarDave · 72 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 6, 2013 | Rick Nathanson / Journal Staff Writer
    A Lordsburg man has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque alleging that what started as a routine traffic stop ended with him being detained for 15 hours by police and subjected to eight invasive body searches, including a colonoscopy, in a futile attempt to find drugs. The plaintiff, David W. Eckert, 54, alleges that Deming police officers and Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputies, using an invalid and expired warrant, took Eckert to the Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City where he was subjected to two digital rectal exams; two X-rays, one of them to his chest area;...
  • Kerry Dougherty thinks you are a terminal disease.

    11/06/2013 7:30:58 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 7 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 11/6/2013 | Moneyrunner
    Kerry Dougherty thinks you are a terminal disease. She was quoting Larry Saboto, but she apparently agrees. Here’s Kerry on the major candidates. One candidate was dishonest. The other hated women. It's a wonder anyone went to the polls. "These two candidates are among the worst I've ever seen," declared the University of Virginia's Larry Sabato during an election eve appearance on Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show." "Virginians have a choice between a far-right-wing Tea Party social conservative and a Democrat who's been guilty of sleazy business deals and questionable fundraising," Sabato sighed. "I've never seen unfavorable ratings this high...
  • Don't blame the Democrats, ObamaCare was brought to you by the MSM

    11/06/2013 7:28:52 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 23 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 11/6/2013 | Moneyrunner
    The entire ObamaCare debacle is really the product of the MSM (Main Stream Media.) They sold the public the fable that there was a health care crisis that need solving. They created the narrative that uninsured people don't get health care. They told their audience that people who opposed ObamaCare wanted poor people to die. They convinced their readers that the government really was capable of managing the health care of 300+ million people. They used their megaphone to convince their viewers that Republicans were waging a war on women, that Paul Ryan wanted to push their grandmothers off a...
  • Report: Christie Refused to Campaign for Cuccinelli

    11/06/2013 7:28:43 AM PST · by Night Hides Not · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/6/2013 | John Nolte
    Tuesday night and again Wednesday morning, NBC's Chuck Todd reported that New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie refused to campaign for Ken Cuccinelli, the Virginia Republican who narrowly lost his own governor's race to Democrat Terry McAuliffe. "They begged Christie, and you can make an argument," Todd said on Morning Joe. "That to bring a Chris Christie to Northern Virginia might have helped. But Chris Christie is worried about his own brand."
  • 4 On Your Side investigates traffic stop nightmare

    11/06/2013 7:28:36 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    4 On Your Side ^ | 11-5-2013 | Chris Ramirez
    4 On Your Side investigates traffic stop nightmare (Caution - Story about anal search) Updated: 11/05/2013 5:27 PM By: Chris Ramirez, KOB Eyewitness News 4 This 4 On Your Side investigation looks into the actions of police officers and doctors in Southern New Mexico. A review of medical records, police reports and a federal lawsuit show deputies with the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office, police officers with the City of Deming and medical professionals at the Gila Regional Medical Center made some questionable decisions. The incident began January 2, 2013 after David Eckert finished shopping at the Wal-Mart in Deming. According...
  • WhiteHouse.Gov Article from 2009: “If you Like Your Insurance Plan you will be Able to Keep” It

    11/06/2013 7:24:50 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 3 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/6/13 | Aurelius
    In a beyond-hypocritical and beyond-ironic article from 2009 entitled “Facts Are Stubborn Things,” declared that “if you like your insurance plan, your doctor, or both, you will be able to keep them.” Of course, we all know now that these “stubborn facts” were bald-faced lies since the very beginning. The article, which is still up on the site at the moment, goes into a tirade against "the internet" for spreading “misinformation” to voters. The piece, written by White House Director of New Media Macon Phillips, blares that these internet people are lying when they have stated that people might...
  • Unfortunately, This Kind of Intense Evil Exists in the World

    11/06/2013 7:20:37 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/5/2013 | Jason Howerton
    On Friday, a 16-year-old girl in Hollywood, Fla., was invited over to a boy’s home to watch TV and listen to music — but there was a much more sinister plot behind the gesture. The visit turned into a real-life nightmare when a group of five teens, three boys and two girls, dragged her by her hair, kicked and punched her, then held her down while she was raped on video, according to police.
  • General blames 'Night Stalker' for military purge

    11/06/2013 7:17:51 AM PST · by yoe · 60 replies
    WND ^ | Nnovember 6, 2013 | F. Michael Maloof
    Who, or what, is behind the “purge” of top-level U.S. military officers during the Obama administration, with estimates of the number of senior officers fired during the last five years edging toward 200? According to Retired Army Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely, formerly the deputy commanding general of the Pacific Command, who has served as a Fox News senior military analyst , a good part of the blame belongs to Obama’s close adviser, Valerie Jarrett. Rampant “political correctness” due to her influence, Vallely tells WND, is now permeating the military and negatively affecting everyone from top generals to the ranks...
  • Governor Palin knew a death panel when she saw one

    11/06/2013 7:17:27 AM PST · by Bratch · 9 replies
    Conservatives 4 Palin ^ | November 06 2013 | Doug Brady
    So notes Charles Hurt in a piece today at the Washington Times. Mama Grizzly warned us this would happen.Under Obamacare, the sick and weak and old would stand before death panels of bureaucrats to be granted life or death.Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was laughed out of town for making four years ago what we now know is a prescient prediction. Perhaps she is one of the few who actually read the health care bill before it passed.“And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course,” she wrote on...
  • Goodwill caught selling donors' personal information

    11/06/2013 7:07:14 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 16 replies
    WHTR Channel 13 ^ | November 5, 2013 | Bob Segall/13 Investigates
    INDIANAPOLIS - Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana has launched an internal investigation after 13 Investigates discovered the charity has been selling tax returns, medical records, social security numbers and other sensitive information mistakenly donated by its customers. The personal information WTHR found for sale at Goodwill Outlet Stores has angered donors, shocked law enforcement and raised policy questions about the charity, which receives 1.9 million donations annually. The problem was first identified by a longtime Goodwill donor and shopper. Her tip to Eyewitness News triggered an undercover investigation that, according to police, exposes a safety and security threat to anyone...
  • Spreading 'Scandal-Free Administration' Ignorance

    11/06/2013 7:01:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | November 6, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The latest and greatest Obama scandal is the disastrous Obamacare rollout, but it has something in common with all the others (besides Obama knew nothing). Some journalists are still brazenly trying to deny -- against all evidence -- that this scandal has any substance at all. The same people who freaked out over President Bush's one sentence in one State of the Union speech that Saddam Hussein sought uranium in Africa are now making excuses for Obama saying everywhere, endlessly, "If you like your insurance plan, you will keep it. No one will be able to take that away from...
  • Message to Republicans: Moderates win (President Dole, President McCain, President Romney)

    11/06/2013 7:00:47 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 46 replies
    washington post ^ | 11/5/13 | Carter Eskew
    While off-year elections suffer from a surfeit of interpretation, it’s hard not to see the victories of Christie and McAuliffe as sending a similar message: Republicans must be moderate to win. Mr. McAuliffe was a cipher of a candidate who was saved in the end by Mr. Cuccinelli’s reactionary social views. And Mr. Christie’s victory simply confirmed what we have known about Republicans in New Jersey since Clifford Case: Republicans must be moderates to win statewide. (See another governor named Christie Todd Whitman.) But while the lessons of the 2013 gubernatorial elections may seem obvious to many, Republican zealots are...
  • Planned layoffs jumped in October on drug, financial firm cutbacks

    11/06/2013 6:59:44 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    L A TIMES ^ | November 6, 2013, 6:46 a.m. | Jim Puzzanghera
    Planned layoffs by U.S. employers jumped 13.5% last month, led by cutbacks at pharmaceutical and financial services firms, according to a report Wednesday. Employers announced plans to cut 45,730 jobs in October, up from 40,289 the previous month, said outplacement consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. Despite the increase, the October figure was down 4.2% from the same month a year ago. It was the first time in five months that year-over-year layoffs were lower. The report came as the Labor Department prepared to release the October jobs report on Friday.
  • The Betrayal of Ken Cuccinelli

    11/06/2013 6:54:56 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 119 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/5/13 | Maggie Gallagher
    They said he was “unelectable.” The RNC put only $3 million into this race. Ken was outspent by a margin of something between 4:1 and 10:1, if you believe the Associated Press. The Democrats poured everything into trying to lie to voters and portray Cuccinelli as an extremist — and they barely pulled this one out. Would another $3 million have swung 50,000 votes? The Republicans, starting with Bill Bolling, who undercut Cuccinelli as unelectable have egg all over their faces. This was a winnable election. How did we give this away to Terry McAuliffe? Some serious soul-searching should be...
  • Vulnerable Democrats casting wary eyes at Obamacare and 2014 election

    11/06/2013 6:52:50 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 11/5/13 | Noemie Emery
    Some on the Left have been noting with pleasure that advocates on the Right have now dropped calls to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, whose affordable nature is called into question and whose protection most patients attempt to avoid. They’re right. But why shouldn’t they, when the act, with its built-in store of perverse incentives, has done so well at repealing itself? The act is being repealed, piece by piece and in increments, by courts, by circumstance and by its own incoherence. Last week, the website shut down for still more repair work, a court threw out...
  • Cantor´s Ex-Chief of Staff Helped McAuliffe to Victory

    11/06/2013 6:52:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/6/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Boyd Marcus, the chief of staff for Cantor until 2003—who later teamed with another GOP operative Ray Allen to found the firm Marcus Allen, which Cantor employed until earlier this year—joined the McAuliffe campaign after Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, with whom Marcus campaigned, did not win the GOP nominee in Virginia. “I was looking at the candidates, and I saw Terry McAuliffe as the guy who will work with everybody to get things done,” Marcus told the Associated Press in August when he joined McAuliffe’s campaign. Cantor employed Marcus Allen until the day before Marcus left the firm to work
  • The Obamacare Lies

    11/06/2013 6:50:48 AM PST · by Wolf13 · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11-6-13 | Gary Bauer
    President Obama made several promises to the American people in order to secure passage of Obamacare. They all turned out to be lies.
  • President Obama didn't misspeak; He lied

    11/06/2013 6:50:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | November 6, 2013 | Andrew Malcolm
    Let's clear up some foggy prevarications polluting President Obama's ongoing snow job for ObamaCare: If you tell a spouse you're going to Sam's Club when you really mean Costco, that's no big deal. Those membership stores are the same, except one peddles better hot dogs. That's called misspeaking. However, if you're president of the United States peddling a legislative tumor like ObamaCare, one that you know will drastically change almost one-fifth of the nation's economy, one that openly claims to help a few million uninsured Americans while secretly disrupting the lives, families, finances and medical care of more than 100...
  • Obama-Backed Syrian Rebel Zombies Are Eating Human Brains

    11/06/2013 6:48:37 AM PST · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/6/2013 | Dean D. Garrison
    Have you ever heard of a disease called Kuru? It was discovered in Papua New Guinea in the 1950s to be present among cannibal tribes. The symptoms of the disease itself are almost as frightening as how it was believed to be contracted. In the second stage of the disease the carriers are said to be sedentary, emotionally unstable and depressed. Yet they suffer from uncontrollable outbursts of laughter. The theory is that Kuru did not come from simple cannibalism but more likely from consumption of the human brain. The dysmorphism evident in the infection rates — kuru was...
  • Obama Secret Service Agent: “It’s Worse Than People Know… and I’m Not Trying to Scare You Either”

    11/06/2013 6:41:42 AM PST · by IbJensen · 63 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | Mac Slavo
    (Pictured: Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino with President Obama) You may have your suspicions about what’s going on behind closed doors at the White House. But according to one of President Obama’s former body guards it’s much worse than we can even imagine. Dan Bongino has protected numerous Presidents over his career, including President Obama. He has been within ear-shot of many a discussion in the Oval Office, but up until this administration has stayed out of the lime light. Apparently, however, the activities of this administration are so abhorrent that he could no longer keep quiet. Bongino is so...
  • I'm gonna need about tree fiddy.

    11/06/2013 6:40:17 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 68 replies
    Nov 6 2013 | By Laz A. Mataz
    It's my birthday today.... .....and if you want to get me anything..... I'm gonna need about tree fiddy.
  • Some reflections on the Virginia and New Jersey elections

    11/06/2013 6:37:47 AM PST · by Qbert · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | NOVEMBER 6, 2013 | MICHAEL BARONE
    1. The Obamacare rollout fiasco and Obama's lies hurt Democrats. You only have to look at Democrat Terry McAuliffe's narrow 48 percent to 46 percent margin in Virginia to see that. McAuliffe outspent Republican Ken Cuccinelli by a wide margin (as much as 10-to-1, some bloggers suggested) and was leading 46 percent to 37 percent in the last days of October in the Real Clear Politics average of recent polls on Oct. 31. In Virginia, the state that voted closest to the national average in the last two presidential elections, McAuliffe ended up with 48 percent, 3 percentage points behind...
  • Something to Make Us Laugh Today

    11/06/2013 6:37:23 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 4 replies
    Needed a laugh this morning and found it in this video of a Dutch interviewer on a show called Boomerang. The show was quite popular, similar to our day time reality shows, as it addressed controversial topics and relationships. On this particular show the host was interviewing two people who had complications following surgery. One of the guests was late and did not meet and speak with the hosts before hand. The interviewer was promptly fired after the show, and his show, Boomerang, was canceled. I challenge you NOT to laugh during this.
  • Kraft Will Take Some Dyes Out Of Its Macaroni And Cheese Lines

    11/06/2013 6:36:06 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies ^ | November 5, 2013 11:51 PM
    The change doesn’t affect Kraft’s plain elbow-shaped macaroni and cheese with “original flavor.” Kraft’s new recipes, which begin shipping early next year, will be for its macaroni and cheese varieties that come in the SpongeBob Squarepants, Halloween and winter shapes. Two new shapes will also be added. The company said it plans to replace the artificial dyes with spices such as paprika for coloring.
  • President Lucifer fires another military commander, U.S. Army Col. Eric Tilley

    11/06/2013 6:34:53 AM PST · by IbJensen · 43 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/6/2013 | Dr. Eowyn
    President Lucifer’s purge of the U.S. military’s top commanders continues. The latest is Col. Eric Tilley, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Japan, who was summarily relieved of duty and his civilian deputy reassigned, pending a “misconduct” investigation. Col. Eric Tilley F. Michael Maloof reports for WND, Nov. 4, 2013, that Col. Tilley was suspended from his job by Maj. Gen. James C. Boozer Sr., commander of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) for a “lack of confidence” based on the results of an inquiry. A spokesman for U.S. Army Japan, Maj. Kevin Toner, would not elaborate on what prompted...
  • Detroit Voters Elect Duggan Mayor of Broke City

    11/06/2013 6:25:12 AM PST · by chessplayer · 30 replies
    A former medical center chief defeated a county sheriff to become the next mayor of financially troubled Detroit, though the job holds little power while the city is being run by a state-appointed emergency manager.
  • Kentucky cross-country runner refuses to race after being assigned number 666

    11/06/2013 6:24:40 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 64 replies
    upi ^ | Nov. 5, 2013
    A Kentucky high school student athlete declined to participate in her team’s cross-country race after she was assigned the number 666, saying it would have gone against her religious beliefs. Whitley County High School junior Codie Thacker and her coach tried to get her a different number, but race officials denied the request. Coach Gina Croley knew there might be a problem as soon as she saw the number Thacker had been given. "I saw it and I was like, 'whoa,'" she said. "I don't think she will wear that number." The number 666 is often associated with the biblical...
  • Obama Admin. Has 680 ‘Green Military’ Projects Underway Despite Slashing Budgets

    11/06/2013 6:24:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 6, 2013 | Sara Carter
    The Defense Department has 680 renewable energy projects in the works encompassing all five branches of the U.S. armed forces as part of President Barack Obama’s continuing effort to create a “green” military sustainable by alternative energy sources, TheBlaze has learned. The 680 projects underway — as well as hundreds of other projects still in the proposal stages — come as the military faces severe budgetary cutbacks, and critics of Obama’s green agenda, including opponents of his recent executive order to “prepare the nation” for the effects of climate change, say it’s part of an overarching agenda that encroaches on...
  • FDA-approved drugs kill 100,000 every year

    11/06/2013 6:20:51 AM PST · by sdnet · 23 replies
    Small Government Times ^ | 2013-11-06 | Steve Adcock
    Medications approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration result in 100,000 deaths every year from what the federal agency describes as “Adverse Drug Reactions”, or ADRs. Worse, over 2 million Americans suffer non-deadly adverse reactions to drugs every year that the FDA has approved “safe”. ADRs refer to negative reactions that Americans suffer from taking drugs as directed by their doctor or the drug’s manufacturer. These cases DO NOT include overdoses or drug abuse. In fact, the FDA claims that adverse drug reactions account for the 4th leading cause of death “ahead of pulmonary disease, diabetes, AIDS, pneumonia,...
  • And You Thought Obama Didn’t Believe in Torture (Only If You are Clueless)

    11/06/2013 6:19:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | November 6, 2013 | John Ransom
    I know it’s unrealistic to ask president Obama to stop torturing the English language in an attempt to do so much for our own good. But is it too much to ask everyone else stop doing it too? Obama’s recent attempt to rewrite his words on healthcare reform is just the crowning act of a majestic, fool-worthy, and compulsive act that stopped entertaining Americans at a quarter past his own reelection. "Now, if you had one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law and you really liked that plan, what we said was you can...
  • HHS Secretary Sebelius Testifies Before Senate Finance Committee [LIVE THREAD]

    11/06/2013 6:19:14 AM PST · by don-o · 167 replies
    CSPAN ^ | November 6, 2013
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on the federal insurance exchange website and other issues related to the Affordable Care Act. Her testimony comes exactly one week after she appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee where she apologized to the public for what she called the "debacle." Secretary Sebelius and other administration officials have said that problems with the website will be fixed by the end of this month. During her testimony today, she talks about the progress being made in that effort. Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) chairs the committee...
  • Enzi gets a little help from his friends, past and present

    11/06/2013 6:18:24 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 12 replies ^ | 11/5/13 | Reid Wilson
    Republican senators take notice when one of their own gets a serious primary challenge. That’s the lesson to learn from Sen. Mike Enzi’s (R-Wyo.) recent campaign finance report, which is chock full of contributions from Enzi’s Senate colleagues, both past and present. Enzi collected more than $150,000 from fellow senators between July 1 and Sept. 30, according to the report filed with the Federal Election Commission. That was about one-sixth of the $847,646 Enzi took in during the third quarter of the year. This year, Enzi has collected $207,500 from his colleagues. A total of 29 sitting senators gave to...
  • Tea Party Express Makes First 2014 Endorsement: McDaniel Over Cochran

    11/06/2013 6:15:48 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 5 replies ^ | 11/5/13 | Ronnie Mott
    JACKSON — The California-based Tea Party Express came to the Mississippi Capitol this morning to announce that it is endorsing state Sen. Chris McDaniel, a Republican from Jones County, to replace long-time Republican Sen. Thad Cochran in the U.S. Senate. Amy Kremer, chairwoman of the Tea Party Express, compared McDaniel favorably to congressional Tea Party darlings Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah. McDaniel will empower the Tea Party to break up the “good old boy network” of entrenched Republicans such as Cochran, thus “sanitizing the U.S. government,” Kremer said. McDaniel, chairman of the...
  • Why Terry McAuliffe barely won (RNC pulled $ from Cuccinelli, gave it to Christie)

    11/06/2013 6:11:44 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 94 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/6/13 | JAMES HOHMANN
    How the heck did that happen? Most public polls leading up to Election Day had Democrat Terry McAuliffe coasting to victory, some by double digits, in the Virginia governor’s race. Instead he squeaked by, beating Republican Ken Cuccinelli by less than 3 percentage points. -snip- McAuliffe outraised Cuccinelli by almost $15 million, and he used the cash advantage to pummel him on the airwaves. A lack of resources forced the Republican to go dark in the D.C. media market during the final two weeks. The Republican National Committee spent about $3 million on Virginia this year, compared to $9 million...
  • 13 Marines returning from Afghanistan get impromptu airport welcome

    11/06/2013 6:08:40 AM PST · by Daffynition · 7 replies
    AP VIA FoxNews ^ | November 06, 2013 | staff reporter
    CHICAGO – A group of Marines on their way home from Afghanistan got something they didn't expect after spending the better part of five days getting on and off planes as they tried to get from one side of the globe to another: cheers from a small crowd of police, a fire truck water salute and first-class plane tickets. The 13 Marines found themselves treated like heroes Monday night at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport after a retired Marine and others scrambled to make sure they were thanked in style before departing on the final leg of their journey to San...
  • State 'Economic Development' Office Has Long History of Backing Bad Companies

    11/06/2013 6:05:56 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/4/2013 | Tom Gantert
    Michael Finney says the Michigan Economic Development Corp. has turned over a new leaf. "Gone are wild bets on unproven technologies," the president and CEO of the quasi-governmental and private entity said in a recent press release. Finney's comments came in response to what he called, "overheated news reports," of an Auditor General report that said only 19 percent of the original jobs projected by the MEDC came to fruition. Finney said that the report also concluded the program was "effective." The state's 21st Century Jobs Fund, which the MEDC oversees, was created by the state in 2005 using $1...
  • Physicists probe urination 'splashback' problem

    11/06/2013 6:05:41 AM PST · by haffast · 75 replies
    BBC ^ | 6 November 2013 Last updated at 08:17 ET | James Morgan
    US physicists have studied the fluid dynamics of urine "splashback" - and found hygiene tips for men and women. Using high-speed cameras, the team filmed jets of liquid striking toilet walls and studied the resulting spray. Splashback was low when the jets were used close up with a narrow "angle of attack", said the Brigham Young University team. They will present their their research at an American Physical Society meeting in Pittsburgh. "In response to harsh and repeated criticisms from our mothers and several failed relationships with women, we present the splash dynamics of a simulated human male urine stream,"...
  • Health Insurers Urged to Extend Policies Beyond Year-End

    11/06/2013 6:03:38 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 46 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 5, 2013 | TIMOTHY W. MARTIN and LOUISE RADNOFSKY
    Federal lawmakers and state officials are stepping up pressure on insurers to allow consumers whose coverage has been canceled in response to the health overhaul to keep their policies beyond the end of the year. On Tuesday, one of the largest regional health plans in the nation, Blue Shield of California, said it would relax its stance on terminated policies for about 115,000 people after state regulators demanded it do so. Customers now will have until March to decide which plan to choose for 2014, a three-month extension. Because the newer plans generally cost more, the extension could save residents...
  • WATCH: Time-Lapse Shows Zumwalt DDG1000 Transfer and Float Off

    11/06/2013 6:03:30 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 36 replies
    gCaptain ^ | November 5, 2013 | Mike Schuler
    n October 28, 2013, the first of three new-generation stealth destroyers for the U.S. Navy, the ZUMWALT (DDG 1000), was launched at Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine.
  • Flacks, Lies and Videotape

    11/06/2013 6:02:07 AM PST · by andy58-in-nh · 6 replies
    andy58-in-nh | 11/6/2013 | andy58-in-nh
    “We will keep this promise to the American people… if you like your health-care plan, you will be able to keep your health-care plan, period,”   - Barack Hussein Obama, June 23, 2009. “What we said was you could keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law was passed,” - Barack Hussein Obama, November 4, 2013 "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less." "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things." "The question is,"...
  • How to decide if Linux is right for you

    11/06/2013 6:02:00 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 37 replies
    CNet ^ | 4 November 2013 | Rick Broida
    Had it up to here with Windows? Can't take another "blue screen of death"? Another 10-minute wait for your laptop to boot? Another spyware or virus hassle? Heck, maybe you just think Microsoft got it so far wrong with Windows 8.1, it's time for a change.In fact, maybe it's time for Linux.The open-source operating system offers users a Windows-like alternative with a few key advantages: It's free.Most software for Linux: also free.It runs briskly with less horsepower under the hood, making it a good choice for older PCs.No viruses. No spyware. No adware.You can choose from a variety of user-interface...
  • Evangelical Historian David Barton May Challenge Cornyn in Texas

    11/06/2013 6:01:59 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies ^ | 11/4/13 | Melissa Clyne
    Christian conservatives are trying to draft historian David Barton to challenge Sen. John Cornyn of Texas in the Republican primary this spring, Politico reports. Despite being voted one of the most conservative members of Congress by the National Journal in 2010, Cornyn apparently isn’t conservative enough for tea party activists who have elevated Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to hero status. Barton is an eloquent orator, broadcaster, and author who heads WallBuilders, a national organization that promotes “the moral, religious, and constitutional foundation on which America was built,” according to its website. His critics have labeled him anti-gay and some historians...
  • Pa. probing controversial abortion clinic in Phila.

    11/06/2013 6:01:28 AM PST · by Phillyred · 1 replies
    INQUIRER ^ | November 6, 2013 | MARIE MCCULLOUGH
    Has abortion provider Steven Brigham opened a new clinic in Pennsylvania, even though the state has barred him from doing so, and even though abortion clinics are being scrutinized under a recently enacted state law? His critics think so. The new clinic, Integrity Family Health, is on Bustleton Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia. The state Department of Health did an initial inspection and issued a permit, called a registration, eight weeks ago, then added the facility to its online list of abortion clinics in the Keystone State. The new clinic's connections to Brigham are circumstantial but were enough to concern some...
  • Did Obama Lie for the Same Reason That Al Gore Lied?

    11/06/2013 5:59:17 AM PST · by MosesKnows · 21 replies
    11/6/2013 | MosesKnows
    Did Obama Lie for the Same Reason That Al Gore Lied? Al Gore’s position that man is the primary cause of global warming caused Gore to justify lying to the people because of the importance of his opinion. As I listened to Obama lie about his lies, I wondered if Obama applied Al Gore’s rationale to allow Obama’s mind to excuse his lie. Al Gore used the words “over-representation” when he lied. However, Al Gore never emphasized his lies by adding the word “period” to assure the people of the correctness of his lie. Al Gore said, in an...
  • What happens when government legalizes fraud?

    11/06/2013 5:53:28 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Atascocita Observer ^ | Nov 5, 2013 | STEVEN W. AUNAN
    What happens when government legalizes fraud? By STEVEN W. AUNAN Special to the Observer November 5, 2013 No one likes being defrauded. It’s bad enough to have your money taken by some huckster, but it’s even worse when you realize it was your own damn fault. My first exposure to fraud occurred at the county fair. I remember the feeling of excitement as I plunked down the first dollar and threw the first baseball. My dad, a former minor league catcher, was coaching my little league team that year, and I was convinced I’d win on the first try. Nine...
  • Congressionally Duped Americans

    11/06/2013 5:53:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | November 6, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    Last week's column, "Is There a Way Out?", generated quite a few responses, some a bit angry. Some people were offended by my reference to Social Security and Medicare as entitlements or handouts. They said that they worked for 45 years and paid into Social Security and Medicare and how dare I refer to the money they now receive as an entitlement. These people have been duped by Congress and shouldn't be held totally accountable for such a belief. Let's examine the plethora of congressional Social Security lies. I'll leave the Medicare lies for another column. The Social Security pamphlet...