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  • Motorola patent uses neck tattoo as microphone

    11/10/2013 6:16:03 PM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    PC Pro ^ | 11/8/2013 | Tom Brewster
    A Motorola Mobility patent application has proposed using an "electronic skin tattoo" as a smartphone microphone and wireless transceiver.The temporary tattoo would also include a "power supply configured to receive energising signals from a personal area network", according to the filing with the US Patent and Trademark Office. It would be applied to "a throat region of a body" - otherwise known as the neck.The user would still need to use either headphones or the built-in receiver to listen to the incoming audio.But Motorola thinks the technology would be ideal for noisy environments, such as large stadiums and busy streets,...
  • Liverpool Defender Andre Wisdom Forced to Leave £100,000 Porsche in Mud-Filled Ditch

    11/10/2013 6:11:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Express ^ | Tom Rawle
    LIVERPOOL defender Andre Wisdom was forced to leave his £100,000 Porsche in a muddy trough after his satellite navigation system took him through poorly kept country roads.The England Under-21 captain was sent through quiet forest roads on Friday night by his car's Sat Nav which left him walking three miles to a main road after his car ended up getting stuck in the mud. Wisdom, currently on-loan at Derby County, was on his way up to Derby for Saturday's home game with Sheffield Wednesday when the incident occurred. A Derby County spokesman said: "Andre visited a local shop on the...
  • PolitiFact Once Again Shows It Judges Conservatives Far More Harshly Than Liberals

    11/10/2013 6:08:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | November 10, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    For years NewsBusters has reported on how the so-called "fact-checking" website PolitiFact is far harsher with its analysis of conservatives than it is with liberals. Back to back postings this week at the organization's new PunditFact once again boldly demonstrate this. On Thursday, PF analyzed a comment by MSNBC's Ed Schultz:  On his election day show, Schultz said Christie is far more conservative than the moderate image that swirls around him. Case in point? The governor’s education policy. "All of a sudden, he is the self-anointed expert on education in America, and he has all the answers," Schultz said. "Cut...
  • Soccer Fans, Police Clash In Cairo Before Game

    11/10/2013 6:06:01 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    AP) ^ | November 10, 2013 5:10 PM
    Fans, many with no tickets, tried to push their way into the stadium. A police car was damaged and traffic was briefly disrupted outside Arab Contractors Stadium. About 4,000 police officers using armored vehicles were stationed around the stadium. There were no reports of injuries and the game appeared to go off without problems inside the stadium. Al Ahly extended its record to eight continental titles by beating South Africa’s Orlando Pirates 2-0 in the second leg of the final for a 3-1 total-goals victory. Adly Mansour, Egypt’s interim president, and Hazem el-Beblawi, the interim prime minister, congratulated the team...
  • Madeleine McCann Abduction Suspect Was 'Immigrant Who Received Presidential Pardon'

    11/10/2013 6:01:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Express ^ | Dion Dassanayake
    THE man suspected of kidnapping Madeleine McCann was an immigrant who received a Presidential pardon after a theft conviction, local media have reported. The suspect was reportedly indicted in 1996 and would have been deported to his home country of Cape Verde if not for the intervention of then leader Jorge Sampaio. Portuguese daily Correio da Manha said it was custom around Christmas in the nineties for the President to choose a number of citizens to give pardons to. The paper claims the unnamed suspect moved to Lagos, a fifteen minute drive from the McCann holiday home, where he tried...
  • China's 3rd Plenum: what the "smart money" thinks

    11/10/2013 5:57:23 PM PST · by TexGrill · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/10/2013 | Bill Fischer
    For most of the thirty-five or so years that I’ve been in the China-watching business, the easiest question of all to answer has always been: “Tell us what will happen next?” Easy because the best answer has consistently been: “Pick a point sufficiently high on the chart, ten years out, and China will reach that.” It might not have followed a straight path in actuality, but at the end of the ten years, the extrapolation – which was always somewhere between 8-10% — was pretty nearly always essentially right. True, some years, 1989, for example, were more challenging than others,...
  • Website email hyperlink trouble - help please ! ( Vanity )

    11/10/2013 5:52:13 PM PST · by sushiman · 12 replies
    11/10/13 | sushiman
    New computer with Windows 7 and latest IE version . When I click on a email contact hyperlink on websites I am not able to access automatically via Windows Live Mail which my old HP with the same 7 and IE has no problem with . A message pops up in Japanese , something about the mail client ( I ) hasn't correctly installed something or other etcetc...Anyway , I'm pretty sure it's just a matter of correcting some settings in either Live Mail or IE . Anybody have any idea what's up ?
  • Germany: Art studio bans nude sketches "out of respect for Muslims"

    11/10/2013 5:50:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Berliner Zeitung via Islam versus Europe Blogspot via Jihad Watch ^ | Posted by Robert on November 10, 2013 | Stefan Strauss of Berliner Zeitung
    Nude studies have been part of Western art from time immemorial, and have no intrinsic or inherent connection with lewdness or pornography. But the example of Michelangelo and everyone else goes out the window when it comes to appeasing Muslims. The principle is absolute: in Muslim countries, non-Muslims must conform their behavior to Islamic sensibilities. In non-Muslim countries, non-Muslims must conform their behavior to Islamic sensibilities."Berlin: Artist not allowed to show nude sketches 'out of respect for Muslims,'" by Cheradenine Zakalwe for Islam Versus Europe, November 10 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):In the invitation to the private art show...
  • Obama Voters Shocked by Obamacare Cancellations, Skyrocketing Rates

    11/10/2013 5:49:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 82 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/10/2013 | WYNTON HALL
    With millions of Americans receiving Obamacare-induced health insurance cancellation letters, several of President Barack Obama’s supporters are experiencing sticker shock and expressing regret.“I was really shocked,” said Colorado Obamacare supporter Cathy Wagner upon receiving her cancellation notice. “All of my hopes were sort of dashed. Oh my gosh, President Obama, this is not what we hoped for, it’s not what we were told.” Wagner says the same coverage will now cost her and her husband 35% more and that they will have a higher deductible. “Our premium for next year is going up to over $1,000 a month for two...
  • National Motto "In God We Trust" Too Religious to Hang in School (Watauga Co, NC)

    11/10/2013 5:47:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies ^ | November 10, 2013 | Sarah Jean Seman
    A North Carolina school refused to hang posters depicting an American Flag and the national motto “In God We Trust” because their legal counsel feared the signs would be seen as promoting religion. The American Legion offered the free posters to the Watauga County School District, but found the 130 framed images unwanted. As reported by Fox News: “We got an email from the school saying thank you but on advice of their legal counsel they could not accept the posters because of separation of church and state,” American Legion member Rick Cornejo told me in a telephone interview....
  • China extends graft investigations to shipping industry

    11/10/2013 5:47:03 PM PST · by TexGrill · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/08/2013 | Lee Yi-mou
    (Reuters) - China's investigations aimed at rooting out corruption have now extended to the shipping industry, with China COSCO Holdings (1919.HK)(601919.SS) saying that one of its top executives is the subject of government inquiries. COSCO, China's largest bulk shipping company, announced on Friday that its vice president, Xu Minjie, had resigned - a day after it said he was "under investigation by the relevant authorities", phrasing used in China to describe corruption investigations. The company's brief statement to the Shanghai stock exchange on Friday said that there were no disagreements between Xu and the board but gave no further details....
  • Female clerk shot during robbery, returns fire killing the suspect (VIDEO)

    11/10/2013 5:46:02 PM PST · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 11/8/2013 | Jennifer Cruz
    An attempted robbery at a Stop and Go gas station resulted in an exchange of gunfire, leaving the female clerk in the hospital and the would-be robber dead Saturday night in Toledo, Ohio. Christopher Shockley, 28, entered the store armed with a gun just after 9 o’clock with the intention of robbing the place. Although exact details of how the events transpired haven’t been made public, police did confirm with Northwest Ohio News that Shockley fired first, striking the store clerk, 29-year-old December Long, in the abdomen. However, Long then pulled out a gun of her own from behind the...
  • December 1,2013.The Day&Week Liberals Will Running For Cover?,Biggest "Oops" Of The Year?

    11/10/2013 5:43:55 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 8 replies
    For the last 40 days, we have all heard liberal commentators and Queen Stoobelius assuring 250 Million Americans that the Exchanges "Will Be Up And Running" by November 30/December 1. As far as anyone knows,there still is no light at the end of the tunnel. For what we are all hearing in regards to estimates/readiness, it may not be ready till Christmas/2014? Would any of you like to predict the new&laughable excuses we will be hearing during the first week of December? Let's hear them.
  • Your Feelings About Guns

    11/10/2013 5:38:41 PM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    Slowfacts.wordpress ^ | 11/7/2013 | Rob Morse
    Some people feel guns are bad and they feel better if they hate gun owners. I beg you to keep things in perspective if you hate guns. Most gun haters claim guns are an accident waiting to happen. I guess so, but walking down the street is an accident waiting to happen also. Let me show it to you. Drunk drivers are a far bigger risk than guns.
  • VA sued for harassing Christian chaplains

    11/10/2013 5:37:30 PM PST · by lowbridge · 12 replies ^ | november 9, 2013 | Drew Zahn
    Two military chaplains are suing Eric Shinseki, secretary of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, or VA, for allegedly being harassed and drummed out of a training and placement program because of their Christian faith. Chaplains Major Steven Firtko, U.S. Army (Retired) and Lieutenant Commander Dan Klender, U.S. Navy, claim they were mocked, scolded and threatened for their faith while enrolled in the San Diego VA-DOD Clinical Pastoral Education Center program, which trains and distributes chaplains to military and VA medical centers in the San Diego area. According to their lawsuit, Firtko and Klender allege the Center’s supervisor, Ms. Nancy...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz pleads on behalf of imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini

    11/10/2013 5:33:36 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 10, 2013
    On Sunday, November 10, Anugrah Kumar of The Christian Post reported that Sen. Ted Cruz continues in his efforts to help U.S. pastor Saeed Abedini, who is serving an eight year prison sentence in Iran for allegedly undermining national security. Abedini was arrested in 2012 because several years ago he helped start about 100 small Christian churches in Iran before he moved to the U.S. and became a pastor at a church in Boise, Id. Abedini is an American citizen now, but authorities in Iran seized his passports and sentenced him to house arrest anyway before moving him to Evin...
  • Blame game as insurers dump doctors (Another Obama lie. No you can't keep your doctor.)

    11/10/2013 5:30:35 PM PST · by tobyhill · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/9/2013 | By Carl Campanile
    Let the blame game begin over ObamaCare’s oversights. The nation’s largest health insurer, UnitedHealthcare, claims the Affordable Care Act is responsible for forcing it to boot doctors from its Medicare Advantage program that serves thousands of elderly patients in the New York metro region. CEO Jack Larsen, under fire for separating seniors from their MDs, took out full-page ads to explain that cuts in Medicare spending forced the ­insurer’s hand. “We are working to collaborate with a more focused network of physicians to help us provide higher quality and more affordable health care coverage to meet the needs of our...
  • 38th Anniversary Of The Sinking Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

    11/10/2013 5:29:09 PM PST · by LukeL · 53 replies
    Fox 17 West Michigan ^ | 11/10/2013 | Chris Poturalski
    LAKE SUPERIOR- November 10th marks the day that the S. S. Edmund Fitzgerald sank on Lake Superior in 1975 with 29 souls on board.
  • 1 dead in wildcat attack at Oregon animal sanctuary

    11/10/2013 5:24:15 PM PST · by BBell · 35 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | November 10, 2013
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Authorities say an employee at an Oregon animal sanctuary has been attacked and killed by a wildcat. Sgt. Robert Wurpes of the Clackamas County Sheriff's office says the attack was reported Saturday night at WildCat Haven in the suburban Portland community of Sherwood.
  • Analysis of Hillary Clinton by Dick Morris

    11/10/2013 5:22:54 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 31 replies ^ | May 25, 2007 | Dick Morris
    AN ANALYSIS WORTH READING: by Dick Morris, former political advisor to President Bill Clinton If you happen to see the Bill Clinton five minute TV ad for Hillary in which he introduces the commercial by saying ... he wants to share some things we may not know about Hillary's background . . beware as I was there for most of their presidency and know them better than just about anyone, I offer a few corrections; Bill says: "In law school Hillary worked on legal services for the poor." The facts are: Hillary's main extra-curricular activity in law school was helping...
  • Will Sarah Palin have a second act?

    11/10/2013 5:08:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 126 replies
    USA Today | November 10, 2013 | Susan Page
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  • How To Skip Out On Obamacare Without Being Fined

    11/10/2013 5:03:51 PM PST · by T Ruth · 125 replies
    Universal Free Press ^ | Oct. 25, 2013 | Corey Pepple
    I will be submitting a new W-4 form to my employer. At the end of next year I will not be owed a tax refund from the federal government. As a patriotic act of disobedience, I am proudly refusing to purchase any health insurance. This would mean that I will be subject to a fine of 1% of my total income (2% the following year, 2.5% thereafter). The awesome thing about that is unless you are due a tax refund, the government will never see a dime of that money. My choice to not buy health insurance is a choice...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Veterans Day 2013 ~ November 11, 2013

    11/10/2013 5:00:12 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 163 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
         ~ The FReeper Canteen Remembers ~   ~ Veterans Day 2013 ~   Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. However, most Americans confuse this holiday with Memorial Day, reports the Department of Veterans Affairs. What's more, some Americans don't know why we commemorate our Veterans on Nov.11. It's imperative that all Americans know the history of Veterans Day so that we can honor our former service members properly.  Memorial Day honors service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during...
  • Gun Talk Radio 11/10/13

    11/10/2013 4:59:58 PM PST · by mylife · 147 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | 11/10/13 | Tom Gresham
    ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~ Gun Talk Radio 11/10/13~~07:00 CST Listen to the podcast Here Or the KIDO 580 stream Here
  • Bryant Park 'shooter' posted on Facebook about cops at his door

    11/10/2013 4:48:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 10, 2013 | By Jamie Schram, Larry Celona and Bruce Golding
    A 16-year-old alleged gang-banger from The Bronx was busted Sunday in the Bryant Park skating-rink double-shooting — which may have left a 14-year-old bystander paralyzed — after brazenly posting to Facebook his plans to bring a handgun to the hot spot Saturday. “Bryant Park Looking To Litt Saterday Gotta Bring Da amp,” Corey Dunton wrote just after midnight Saturday, using the slang word “amp” to refer to a pistol.
  • Cardinal Maradiaga’s Poisonous Fruit

    11/10/2013 4:46:26 PM PST · by ebb tide · 67 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | November 19, 2013 | John Zmirak
    Vaticanologists are making much of a major speech by one of the eight cardinals the pope has designated as leaders of reform, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga. The speech is ambitious: It offers a comprehensive re-reading of the Church’s role in politics, and of the government in economics. The cardinal makes bold, sweeping assertions in a tone as confident as Karl Marx or Ayn Rand: “With the New Evangelization we restart (start anew) from the beginning: we once more become the Church as proclaimer, servant, and Samaritan.” Does the cardinal really mean that the Church ever ceased to be these things?...
  • Muslim Imam in Tennessee: Christians & Jews are “Most Evil of All Evils”, Muslims May Take Property

    11/10/2013 4:39:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 83 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/10/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    **SNIP** Also Yasir Qadhi was the teacher of the Underwear Bomber. And a member of the Muslim Students Association. These days he teaches in the Religious Studies Department of Rhodes College, in Memphis, Tennessee. **SNIP** The life and property of a (non-muslim) becomes “halal” (officially allowed by Sharia) while in a state of Jihad… And I quoted the Hadith before, “I have been commanded to fight the people until they say (declaration of Islamic faith). When they say (conversion to Islam) their property becomes protected from them. Which means if they don’t… their life and property are Halal (free for...
  • 2 dead, 22 injured in gunfire at Houston house party, authorities say

    11/10/2013 4:37:02 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 55 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/10/2013
    A burst of gunfire at an 18-year-old girl's birthday party Saturday night left two dead, another two critically injured and dozens hurt in a chaotic scene where people jumped from second-floor windows to escape the shooting at a suburban Houston home. More than 100 people, mostly 17- to 19-year-olds, had gathered at the home in Cypress, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said. Partygoer Shaniqua Brown told The Associated Press it "was not rowdy at all," and many people were dancing when they heard the shots, which police said were fired between 11:30 p.m. and midnight. Authorities say they're seeking two...

    11/10/2013 4:24:12 PM PST · by redreno · 40 replies ^ | Nov. 6, 2013 2:01pm | Jason Howerton
    A man in New Mexico was pulled over by police for a minor traffic violation. When officers said a K-9 unit sniffed drugs on the driver’s seat, the officers forced the man to undergo invasive medical procedures, including an anal exam. It may sound nearly identical to David Eckert’s nightmarish story as reported by TheBlaze Tuesday, but this is an entirely different incident. It does, however, involve the same uncertified drug-sniffing dog in New Mexico. The dog’s name is Leo.
  • Report: Iran Deputy industry minister shot dead

    11/10/2013 4:22:15 PM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 16 replies
    Ynet ^ | November 10, 2013 | AFP
    Report: Iran deputy industry minister shot dead Iranian news agency reports Safdar Rahmat Abadi, was shot in head, chest while driving AFP Published: 11.10.13, 22:56 / Israel News Unidentified assailants shot dead Iran's deputy minister for industry and mining, Safdar Rahmat Abadi, in Tehran on Sunday night, media reports said. The official IRNA news agency reported that Rahmat Abadi, the deputy minister of industry, mines and commerce in charge of parliamentary affairs, had been fatally shot in the head and chest as he was driving in the east of the capital. Related stories: Netanyahu stresses knowledge of Iran deal Rohani...
  • How the military isolates itself — and hurts veterans

    11/10/2013 4:20:29 PM PST · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10 Nov 2013 | Phillip Carter and David Barno
    In Afghanistan and Iraq, the wire ringing our bases divided two starkly different worlds. Inside the wire, life revolved around containerized housing units, cavernous dining facilities, well-appointed gyms and the distant but ever-present risk of a falling rocket or mortar round. Outside the wire, Afghans and Iraqis tried to live their lives amid relative chaos. They didn’t fully understand what we were doing there. And when we ventured out, we struggled to navigate their world. The wire defines a similar divide in the United States. Inside, troops and their families live and work on massive military bases, separated geographically, socially...
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland allows opposite-sex housing [public college]

    11/10/2013 4:15:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/10/2013 | Samantha Hogan
    Students at St. Mary’s College of Maryland no longer have to consider gender when selecting a roommate under a new open-housing policy that allows students of the opposite sex to live together in the same room. The open-housing policy was designed to provide better housing arrangements for students who do not identify with their birth sex or are uncomfortable living with students of the same gender, said Joanne Goldwater, director of residence life and associate dean of students. The policy “is going to ensure that our students have a safe space to live,” Goldwater said. Students at the public liberal...
  • White Republican Wins ‘Long Shot’ Election After Leading Voters To Believe He’s Black

    11/10/2013 4:12:19 PM PST · by qaz123 · 43 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | 10Nov13 | Benjamin Fearnow
    HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – A white Republican unseated a 24-year African-American incumbent from office in a surprise election victory that some are saying was racially tinged and deceptive. Dave Wilson, who KHOU reports is an “anti-gay activist and former fringe candidate for mayor,” is being criticized by his opposition for his campaign that reportedly lead the overwhelmingly African-American, Democratic district to believe he was black.
  • [Delusional] Wasserman Schultz: Democrats Will Win in 2014 Running on Obamacare

    11/10/2013 4:09:51 PM PST · by markomalley · 59 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/10/2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday that Democratic congressional candidates would win by running on Obamacare in the 2014 midterm elections. “I think, actually, Candy, that Democratic candidates will be able to run on ObamaCare as an advantage leading into the 2014 election,” Wasserman Schultz told host Candy Crowley. Crowley had been asking Wasserman Schultz about the common perception that the Obamacare issue had made the Virginia governor’s race closer than expected, causing Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe to lose ground in the final days...
  • Reality of Canadian health care

    11/10/2013 4:09:15 PM PST · by Peter ODonnell · 29 replies
    exclusive to FR | Nov 10, 2013 | Peter O'Donnell
    With the flubbed registration website for Obamacare front and center, I've been reading many discussions about health care and in some of those, the subject of Canadian health care often comes up. So I thought it might be helpful to review how Canadian health care actually works and what it's like compared to American health care. First of all, it's important to realize that health care in Canada is a provincial matter, the federal government plays only a minor role (in sharing funding of research, mostly). The enabling legislation for subsidized health care was passed by the federal government in...
  • Deceptions of a Terrorist (Hussein's best friend Bill Ayers)

    11/10/2013 4:07:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/07/13 | Mary Grabar
    Bill Ayers’s latest “memoir,” Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident, like all his writings, is not worth reading, except to keep up with the lies he is spreading. Ayers, like his 1960s terrorist comrades, counts on the ignorance, gullibility, and tender emotions of the youth. Given the way the history of the 1960s is taught today, young people just might believe the Weatherman terrorist’s claims of being censored and persecuted, and a victim of a McCarthy-ite witch hunt. He even likens himself to Galileo.
  • Five Years of Obama's Rule: Community Disorganizer

    11/10/2013 3:59:25 PM PST · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Voice of Russia ^ | November 9, 2013 | Dmitry Babich
    Five years ago, in the autumn of 2008, recent Democratic candidate at the US presidential election, Barack Hussein Obama, entered the study of the still current President George W. Bush, not as a candidate, but as the future owner. The former "community organizer" from the state of Illinois was becoming the most powerful person on the planet Earth. The results of the election have just been announced, and the first coloured American President has won by a margin of four percent. It is quite a lot for America, though Obama's rival was not the strongest one. Even then, aging Senator...
  • Atheist 'mega-churches' take root across US, world

    11/10/2013 3:47:09 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    AP ^ | 11/10/13 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    It looked like a typical Sunday morning at any mega-church...The only thing missing was God. Dozens of gatherings dubbed "atheist mega-churches" by supporters and detractors are springing up around the U.S. after finding success in Great Britain earlier this year... On Sunday, the inaugural Sunday Assembly in Los Angeles attracted more than 400 attendees, all bound by their belief in non-belief. Similar gatherings in San Diego, Nashville, New York and other U.S. cities... The founders, British duo Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans, are currently on a tongue-in-cheek "40 Dates, 40 Nights" tour around the U.S. and Australia to drum up...
  • Selectman Wants Gun Safety Enforced

    11/10/2013 3:43:44 PM PST · by grumpygresh · 29 replies
    Swampscott MA patch ^ | 11/09/13 | Terry Date
    Selectman Barry Greenfield would like to give police the authority to inspect gun safety at people's homes. The problem, he said, is that police do not have the authority, granted by a local ordinance, to enforce the law and inspect the safeguarding of guns at the homes of the 600 registered gun owners in town.
  • Democrats getting to work on their campaign battle plan: Unabashed populism

    11/10/2013 3:39:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 10, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
    I think we can all guess where this is heading. I mentioned this week that the Democrats are definitively drawing up plans for their latest iteration of the (intellectually cheap, politically undemanding, and counterproductively harmful) push for a minimum-wage increase; no doubt ObamaCare’s many troubles really lit a fire under the strategy, as they’ll need something to talk about on the campaign trail that isn’t health-care related. In his State of the Union address at the start of the year, O brought up the idea of jacking up the minimum wage to $9/hour, but the Democrats are hankering for an...
  • Supreme Court to Take Up Challenges to Union Practices

    11/10/2013 3:39:10 PM PST · by lbryce · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 10, 2013 | STEVEN GREENHOUSE
    Labor leaders and businesses are closely watching a Supreme Court case to be argued this Wednesday that involves a popular strategy used by unions to successfully organize hundreds of thousands of workers. That strategy — widely deployed by the Service Employees International Union and the Unite Here hotel workers union — involves pressuring an employer into signing a so-called neutrality agreement in which the employer promises not to oppose a unionization drive. By some estimates, more than half of the recent successful unionization campaigns involve such agreements, which sometimes allow union organizers onto company property to talk with workers. Benjamin...
  • 4 Things The US Government Accomplished In Less Time Than A Working Obamacare Website

    11/10/2013 3:30:55 PM PST · by madhatter10 · 13 replies ^ | Cam Harris
    From the day that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act went into effect to the morning that the federal healthcare exchange went live, 1288 days passed. 3 years, 6 months, and 8 days. In all that time, our federal government could not construct a website that actually worked, and we are still waiting for a final product. Here are 4 things the United States government accomplished in less time than it has taken to build a working website: (Number 2 is pretty amazing)
  • The Blue Elite and Female Lives (Wendy Davis proclaims to be "pro life")

    11/10/2013 3:21:00 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 10, 2013 | Ben Voth
    "I am pro-life,"  [Wendy Davis] said, borrowing from the label anti-abortion activists assign themselves. "I care about the life of every child: every child that goes to bed hungry, every child that goes to bed without a proper education, every child that goes to bed without being able to be a part of the Texas dream, every woman and man who worry about their children's future and their ability to provide for that future. I care about life and I have a record of fighting for people above all else." A journalist at the Brownsville Herald in Texas wrote...
  • Obama Hates Black Politicians, Black Politicians Hate Obama

    11/10/2013 3:03:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/07/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    It’s an interesting dynamic. And apparently it goes both ways. It’s not news that black politicians, particularly of the older sort, hate Obama. The Congressional Black Caucus nearly went all in for Hillary. Jesse Jackson talked about cutting off Obama’s nuts. No doubt much worse was said in private. Some of this may be a personality clash between the old corrupt generation of black pols, the Charlie Rangel era, and the younger savvier Cory Bookers, like the one that played out in Newark. The Charlie Rangels think the Obamas and Bookers are too slick and too phony, that they don’t...
  • Pakistani private schools ban Malala Yousafzai autobiography

    11/10/2013 2:59:26 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    nbc ^ | Daniel Arkin,
    "Yes we have banned Malala's book because it carries the content which is against our country's ideology and Islamic values," Kashif Mirza, chief of All Pakistan Private Schools Federation, told the Agence France-Presse news agency. And Mirza told the Associated Press that Malala, who has received significant global media attention, had betrayed Pakistan. She "was a role model for children, but this book has made her controversial," he said, according to the AP. "Through this book, she became a tool in the hands of the Western powers." He added that the book did not show sufficient respect for Islam because...
  • Harvard Law outsider became Tea Party hero: In liberal bastion, Ted Cruz played a familiar role

    11/10/2013 2:58:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 10, 2013 | Matt Viser
    CAMBRIDGE — As the lights rose, Ted Cruz held center stage, dressed in black and kneeling at a bedside. The first-year student at Harvard Law School delivered his lines with the emotions of a man gripped by anger, fear, and worry for his reputation. “Do you understand that I have many enemies?” he thundered. “There is a faction that is sworn to drive me from my pulpit. Do you understand that?” Cruz, then a devoted amateur thespian, was playing the role of the Rev. Samuel Parris in “The Crucible,” Arthur Miller’s allegorical play about McCarthyism. The lines — and the...
  • Could Kay Hagan (RAT period-NC) feel effects of President's apology?

    11/10/2013 2:50:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 11/08/13 | Heather Waliga
    **SNIP** State Republicans say Hagan misled the public when she tried to sell the healthcare overhaul to North Carolinians in a 2009 speech on the Senate floor. "People who like their insurance and their doctors keep them," said Hagan then. The North Carolina GOP says Hagan should be held accountable for promises she made about the Affordable Care Act. "When you come out in very absolute terms, 'You can keep your doctor,' period. 'You can keep you plan,' period," said N.C. GOP Chairman Claude Pope. "That's a pretty absolute statement, and for them to make those statements knowing that they...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 11/10 7-11pm est

    11/10/2013 2:38:49 PM PST · by Vision · 33 replies
    WAMU ^ | 11/10/13 | Ed Walker
    Friends, it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.
  • Woman hurt typing fake profiles for dating site, $20M suit alleges

    11/10/2013 2:31:36 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 41 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | 11/10/2013 | Paola Loriggio
    A dating website for married people who want to cheat on their spouses is being sued by a former employee who says she damaged her wrists typing up hundreds of fake profiles of sexy women. Doriana Silva is seeking $20 million from Ashley Madison for what she calls the company’s “unjust enrichment” at her expense, plus another $1 million in punitive and general damages. In her statement of claim, Silva — a Brazilian immigrant living in Toronto — says she was hired to help launch a Portuguese-language version of the site and promised a starting salary of $34,000 plus benefits....
  • Analysis: Rollout of federal health care law poses hurdle for Landrieu re-election bid

    11/10/2013 2:26:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Daily Journal ^ | 11/10/13 | MELINDA DESLATTE
    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Mary Landrieu needs some good news from the federal health care law — and soon — or an issue that's already tricky for the Democratic U.S. senator's 2014 re-election bid threatens to become a tough hurdle for her campaign. **SNIP** In a state where President Barack Obama and his health care reform poll as highly unpopular, Landrieu needs something positive to show for the law if she's going to be able to explain her vote that helped pass it and her continuing, strong defense of it.