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    12/11/2013 4:43:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Thrillist ^ | 12/11/2013 | Kristin Hunt
    On top of boasting killer sandwiches and grouchy Jewish waiters, NYC landmark Katz's Delicatessen is really damn old. So old, in fact, that it hit the big 1-2-5 this year. CBS News commemorated the deli's delicious reign with this awesome vid, featuring the likes of Mario Batali and Jim Gaffigan. (The Hot Pocket connoisseur explains, "Some dads take their kids to museums. I take my kids to Katz's.") It's all pretty great -- and, for a stretch, pretty orgasmic -- plus it packs in more than enough food p*rn to justify second lunch. If you don't feel like congratulating Katz's...
  • Sebelius Asks for Investigation of Flawed Website

    12/11/2013 4:38:01 PM PST · by ColdOne · 28 replies ^ | 12/11/13 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a blog post early Wednesday that she is asking the department's inspector general to investigate the contracting process, management and performance and payment issues that may have contributed to the flawed launch.
  • Music Video

    12/11/2013 4:29:17 PM PST · by DarrellBrothers
    YouTube ^ | 12/10/13 | The Darrell Brothers
    Arctic storms swirling around the top of the world are more common than previously thought with about 1,900 in the first decade of the century, researchers say. As they churn across the top of the globe each year they leave warm water and air in their wakes, melting sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, scientists at Ohio State University reported Wednesday.
  • Arctic storms that churn seas and melt ice more common than thought.

    12/11/2013 4:29:16 PM PST · by gooblah · 32 replies
    Breitbart/upi ^ | December 11
    Arctic storms swirling around the top of the world are more common than previously thought with about 1,900 in the first decade of the century, researchers say. As they churn across the top of the globe each year they leave warm water and air in their wakes, melting sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, scientists at Ohio State University reported Wednesday.
  • Michigan joins states banning abortion in Obamacare plans

    12/11/2013 4:26:49 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/11/13 | PAIGE WINFIELD CUNNINGHAM
    Michigan became the 24th state to ban most abortions in its exchange plans when the state legislature passed a bill Wednesday afternoon by sizable margins. The action follows an an unusual citizens’ petition drive that allows state lawmakers to resurrect a bill the governor had vetoed and vote it into law without his signature. The ban goes into effect 90 days from Friday.
  • Veterans groups angry over budget deal

    12/11/2013 4:26:26 PM PST · by robowombat · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 11, 2013, 05:36 pm | Jeremy Herb
    December 11, 2013, 05:36 pm Veterans groups angry over budget deal By Jeremy Herb Veterans groups are lashing out at the congressional budget deal for targeting military retirement accounts to help pay for spending increases. The Military Coalition, a group of 33 uniformed services and veterans organizations, is sent a letter to House and Senate leaders, as well as President Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, expressing their anger with the deal. “This radical proposal basically kills the grandfather-concern addressed by both Congress and the administration and actually eliminates the appropriate review process failing to consider long-term readiness and retention...
  • Colin Powell, Once GOP Dream President, Is Socialist (Good article)

    12/11/2013 4:23:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies ^ | December 11, 2013 | IBD Editorial
    Revelation: Colin Powell, George W. Bush's secretary of state, has confirmed the suspicion that derailed his plan to run for president: He's not just a liberal, but a socialist. It's been a long time ago now, but Powell was once the dream Republican presidential candidate for a lot of pundits, campaign experts and ordinary Americans who appreciated his outstanding military service and pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps success story. Now we find that Powell is with the extreme left of the Democratic Party on health care, supporting European-style single-payer socialized medicine. "I don't see why we can't do what Europe is doing, what Canada...
  • Taliban hit main NATO base in Kabul

    12/11/2013 4:20:32 PM PST · by robowombat · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 11, 2013, 09:56 am | Carlo Muńoz
    December 11, 2013, 09:56 am Taliban hit main NATO base in Kabul By Carlo Muńoz The Taliban has claimed responsibility for an attack on the main NATO base in Kabul on Wednesday. Taliban fighters set off a car bomb outside the main gate used by U.S. and allied forces, hitting a German convoy entering the installation, according to recent reports. The bombing comes as Washington and Kabul continue to wrangle over a postwar plan for the country after U.S. forces pull out in 2014. Two of the vehicles in the convoy were damaged but no NATO troops were injured or...
  • House GOP leaders defend new budget deal (Funds ObamaCare for 2 more years...)

    12/11/2013 4:20:01 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 12/11/13 | Lori Montgomery, Ed O’Keefe and William Branigin,
    House Republican leaders defended a new bipartisan budget agreement Wednesday, as some conservatives and liberals voiced objections to an $85 billion compromise that would fund federal agencies through the fall of 2015. The deal, announced late Tuesday by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-Wash.), immediately came under criticism from conservatives on and off Capitol Hill, with some outside groups such as the influential Heritage Action for America announcing their opposition a full day in advance. The agreement is aimed at averting another government shutdown and ending the cycle of crisis that...
  • One year after Newtown killings, gun control proponents feel dejected

    12/11/2013 4:18:39 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 25 replies
    The failed push for stronger federal gun control laws after last December’s shooting rampage in Newtown, Conn., has left its proponents in Congress dejected, and leaves one of President Obama’s top policy goals without any clear path forward. On Tuesday, the White House announced $100 million in funding for new mental health services as part as part of the administration’s response to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but expanded background checks for gun sales, a ban on assault weapons and other long-sought measures remain as elusive as ever. Gun control advocates say the shooting led to important state...
  • ObamaCare Website Plagued by Security Problems

    12/11/2013 4:15:24 PM PST · by robowombat · 4 replies
    New American ^ | Wednesday, 11 December 2013 18:00 | Alex Newman
    Wednesday, 11 December 2013 18:00 ObamaCare Website Plagued by Security Problems Written by Alex Newman ObamaCare Website Plagued by Security Problems The ObamaCare exchange at is so insecure that multiple cyber-security experts and lawmakers are calling for it to be shut down. In addition, professionals are warning potential users to beware of the gaping security flaws, which could expose to hackers and criminals the most private and intimate data of Americans trying to buy health insurance through the federal government’s so-called “marketplace.” In other words, the personal and medical information of anyone deciding to use the website — millions...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - December 11, 2013 [Devotional]

    12/11/2013 4:13:08 PM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 12/11/13 | Joel Osteen
    Get Back Up Again Today's Scripture For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again... Proverbs 24:16, NIV. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Life is full of things that try to push us down. We all face disappointments and setbacks. Maybe you received some bad news about your health, or perhaps a relationship didn’t work out. That was a setback. It’s easy to get discouraged or lose your enthusiasm or even be tempted to just settle where you are. But if we’re going to see God’s best, we have to have a “bounce back” mentality. That means...
  • White House: Iranian Ballistic Missile Test Not a Deal Killer

    12/11/2013 4:12:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 12/11/13 | Adam Kredo
    The White House says that an Iranian ballistic missile test would not invalidate a recently signed nuclear accord meant to temporarily halt some of Iran’s most controversial nuclear work. The White House clarified its stance just days before Iran is scheduled to launch another ballistic missile some 75 miles into the atmosphere. The statement contradicts recent remarks indicating that such a test would in fact violate and nullify the weeks-old agreement, which provides Iran with some $7 billion in relief from economic sanctions in exchange for a partial six-month freeze of its uranium enrichment program.
  • The Great Game

    12/11/2013 4:12:07 PM PST · by arderkrag · 2 replies
    Penny Arcade ^ | 12/11/13 | Tycho
    I don’t feel like Age has distributed itself throughout my person in a uniform way. I feel like my aorta probably got the worst of it, its calcified accruals metering blood in strict measure. I would apologize to it if I thought it had any conception of my treachery. The only thing I can do now is to try and avoid reading articles about the s*** my government gets up to without a couple pensive, preparatory breaths. ---SNIP--- I think that freedom is cool, and I would prefer to have more than less; that’s not even why I hate it....
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [December 11, 2013]

    12/11/2013 4:10:21 PM PST · by Vision · 6 replies
    Individuality "Jesus said to His disciples, ’If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself . . .’" —Matthew 16:24 Individuality is the hard outer layer surrounding the inner spiritual life. Individuality shoves others aside, separating and isolating people. We see it as the primary characteristic of a child, and rightly so. When we confuse individuality with the spiritual life, we remain isolated. This shell of individuality is God’s created natural covering designed to protect the spiritual life. But our individuality must be yielded to God so that our spiritual life may be brought forth into fellowship...
  • Hill staffers warned not to rely on info from ObamaCare exchange

    12/11/2013 4:07:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Capitol Hill staffers who signed up for ObamaCare through the Washington, D.C., healthcare exchange, called DC Health Link (DCHL), are being told to confirm their enrollments in person, and not to rely on data provided by the website. The Hill obtained an email sent to staffers on Wednesday warning them, “it is essential that you confirm your coverage in DCHL through the Disbursing Office.” “Do not rely on your ‘My Account’ page or other correspondence from DCHL,” the email reads. “Please do not assume you are covered unless you have seen the confirmation letter from the Disbursing Office,” the email...
  • Christian Arabs Persecuted for Joining IDF

    12/11/2013 4:04:48 PM PST · by robowombat · 8 replies
    CBN News Asia ^ | Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | Julie Stahl
    Christian Arabs Persecuted for Joining IDF By Julie Stahl CBN News Mideast Correspondent Tuesday, December 10, 2013 The 17-year-old son of a Greek Orthodox priest who encourages Christian Arab youth to integrate into Israeli society and join the Israel Defense Forces was brutally beaten in Nazareth over the weekend. Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus, has the largest Christian Arab population in Israel. Nazareth-based Father Gabriel Nadaf founded the Forum for Christian Community more than a year ago. Since then the number of Christian Arabs enlisting in the IDF jumped from 35 to 120, with another 500 opting to volunteer...
  • Norwegian Christians Ask Forgiveness from Israel

    12/11/2013 3:58:23 PM PST · by robowombat · 16 replies
    CBN News ^ | December 06, 2013 | Julie Stahl
    Norwegian Christians Ask Forgiveness from Israel By Julie Stahl Friday, December 06, 2013 JERUSALEM, Israel -- More than 20 Christian leaders from Norway presented a statement to the Israeli Knesset this week asking the Jewish state to forgive them. The declaration asks Israel to forgive Norway as a nation for the Oslo Accords and dividing the Land of Israel. The Oslo Accords were discussed in the Norwegian capital and signed 20 years ago on the White House lawn between former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat in the presence of then President Bill Clinton. It essentially...
  • Obamcare 'Fix' Could Cause More Problems

    12/11/2013 3:53:32 PM PST · by robowombat · 6 replies
    CBN News ^ | Wednesday, December 11, 2013
    Obamcare 'Fix' Could Cause More Problems Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Last month President Obama offered a "fix" to people who have lost their insurance coverage because of Obamacare. "We did fumble the ball on it. And what I'm going to do is make sure that we get it fixed," Obama said then. His solution: allow people to keep their plans for an extra year. But experts, like Ed Haislmaier from the Heritage Foundation, say this fix is just as flawed as the law itself, and will make things worse, not better. "I think its going to get worse because...
  • Florida Megachurch Pastor Commits Suicide

    12/11/2013 3:48:01 PM PST · by robowombat · 40 replies
    CBN News ^ | Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | Heather Sells
    Florida Megachurch Pastor Commits Suicide By Heather Sells CBN News Reporter Wednesday, December 11, 2013 News reports indicate that Florida megachurch founder Isaac Hunter has taken his life. Altamonte Springs police discovered Hunter's body Tuesday morning in his home, The Orlando Sentinel reported. Hunter, 36, founded Orlando's Summit Church. The non-denominational church eventually grew to five locations. He resigned from his role as lead pastor last year, after admitting to an affair. Hunter is the son of Joel Hunter, another megachurch pastor in Florida and spiritual advisor to the president. His death marks the second time this year that a...