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  • Apple CEO Cook comes out: 'I'm proud to be gay'

    10/30/2014 5:10:01 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/30/2014 | CNN
    Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, announcing that he is gay in a column in Bloomberg Businessweek. "Let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," he wrote. Cook has not publicly discussed his sexual preferences before now, despite some rumors and speculation that he is gay. A year ago he announced support for a federal law which would have protected workers from facing discrimination based on their sexual orientation. "For too long, too many people have had to hide that part of their identity in...
  • Environmentalists: The World Could Use A Good Pandemic Or War

    10/30/2014 5:01:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    In the late 1960s through the 1970s, there was a panic that the Earth’s population, if not controlled, would lead to mass food shortages, water shortages, death, wars and the end of civilization as it existed. But much like the “global cooling” movement during the same period, it was proven to be horribly, horribly wrong. The book “The Population Bomb,” published in 1968, warned that by the 1980s there would be massive upheaval and starvation because of overpopulation. The 80s came and went, and even though the Earth’s population has nearly doubled, from 4 billion in 1974 to 7 billion...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(10/30/14)[Prayer]

    10/30/2014 5:01:16 AM PDT · by left that other site
    The Holy Scriptures | 10/30/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Jobs In The Bible Midwife (New International Version (NIV) And it came to pass, when she was in hard labor, that the midwife said unto her, “Fear not. Thou shalt have this son also.” (Genesis 35:17) 15 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, 16 “When you are helping the Hebrew women during childbirth on the delivery stool, if you see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live.” 17 The midwives, however, feared God and did not do...
  • In Democratic Election Ads in South, a Focus on Racial Scars By JEREMY W. PETERSOCT. 29, 2014

    10/30/2014 4:54:00 AM PDT · by dennisw · 4 replies
    nytimes ^ | OCT 29, 2014 | By JEREMY W. PETERSOCT
    In the final days before the election, Democrats in the closest Senate races across the South are turning to racially charged messages — invoking Trayvon Martin’s death, the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and Jim Crow-era segregation — to jolt African-Americans into voting and stop a Republican takeover in Washington. The images and words they are using are striking for how overtly they play on fears of intimidation and repression. And their source is surprising. The effort is being led by national Democrats and their state party organizations — not, in most instances, by the shadowy and often untraceable political action...
  • Feds set ground rules for ConocoPhillips project in Alaska

    10/30/2014 4:52:12 AM PDT · by thackney · 7 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | October 29, 2014 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    ConocoPhillips’ plans for the first oil production facilities from federal lands in Alaska moved one step closer to reality Wednesday, as the Interior Department released a key environmental study on the project. Although it is not a final verdict, the assessment by Interior’s Bureau of Land Management sets the stage for approval later this year by outlining steps ConocoPhillips would have to take to mitigate environmental effects while boring up to 33 wells at its Greater Mooses Tooth site. “Reaching this stage of permitting is a major milestone for the project and for the future of balanced, responsible federal oil...
  • Marine Veteran Complains About Pro-Islam Bias In Daughter’s Schoolwork, Gets BANNED From School

    10/30/2014 4:51:56 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 5 replies
    daily caller ^ | 10/29/14 | dailycaller
    Marine Veteran Complains About Pro-Islam Bias In Daughter’s Schoolwork, Gets BANNED From School A Maryland father who asked that his daughter be excused from learning about Islam in her world history class now finds himself under a no-trespass order that prevents him from setting foot on the girl’s public school campus. The events leading to the no-trespass order occurred at La Plata High School in La Plata, Md., a small town about 30 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., SoMDNews reports, a website for three local newspapers.
  • Police Issue Arrest Warrant for Husband of Dem State Senator After GOP Volunteers

    10/30/2014 4:47:47 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | october 29, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    Police in Middletown, Delaware, issued an arrest warrantfor the husband of state Sen. Bethany Hall-Long on Wednesday after he was caught on video allegedly stealing campaign signs put up by Republicans. The suspect, identified as Dana Armon Long, has been charged with a Class A misdemeanor for theft under $1,500. He faces up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $2,300. On Wednesday, Republican campaign volunteers reportedly set up a camera at the location in Middletown where dozens of their political signs kept disappearing. Some of the signs apparently read, “Fix the Economy! Vote Republican.” “We got...
  • It's Coming: $65 Oil {Good News / Bad News}

    10/30/2014 4:47:37 AM PDT · by thackney · 9 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | OCT 28 2014 | DEREK THOMPSON
    Gas prices are falling below $3 a gallon across the United States for two big reasons: (1) the world economy is growing slower than we hoped, and (2) global oil production is improving faster than we expected. "India and China are slowing down,” said Charles K. Ebinger, director of the Energy Security Initiative at Brookings. "The IMF just downgraded Europe’s growth to less than 1 percent, and they're already quite energy efficient. Brazil’s a problem, too. All around the world there is no great growth story, and expectations are that things will stay that way or get worse." There is...
  • Canadian MPs had Makeshift Spears; Congress may do Better

    10/30/2014 4:46:10 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Makeshift Barricade inside Canadian Parliament In the recent terror attack on the Canadian Parliament,  Members of Parliament (MP)s fashioned crude spears out of flagpoles.   If such an event happened at the American Capitol, it is likely that members of Congress would have more effective weapons. Members of Congress are restricted from bringing loaded guns into the Capitol, but they can have guns and ammunition in their offices.   In a strange way, the bizarre gun laws of the District of Columbia make it difficult for members to transport the firearms into and out of the building.  From rollcall.com:...
  • Voter Shaming / Fear Mongering

    10/30/2014 4:45:31 AM PDT · by IamConservative · 3 replies
    Robo-Call | N/A | N/A
    Apologize in advance for not having a better source. The topic is about a robocall I received last night. The jist of the call was that I need to vote next Tuesday or else.. "Voting records are public and we will check to ensure you voted after the election." There was no CallerID and the call did not say who was calling. The implication seemed clear to me. Go vote or there will be a consequence. Might be effective for the gizmedats. Not sure why they called my zipcode. Jesse Jackson could probably win in my precinct if he ran...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(10/30/14)[Prayer]

    10/30/2014 4:44:52 AM PDT · by left that other site · 1 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 10/30/14 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm New International Version (NIV) Deuteronomy 31:8 “… It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
  • Vintage Halloween and other Halloween /Fall pics

    10/30/2014 4:39:55 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 1 replies
    UMGUR ^ | 10/29/2014 | Dallas59
    Just some Halloween pics from the net. Enjoy! Album 1 Album 2 About 200 more....
  • Our Make-It-Up World

    10/30/2014 4:39:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Do bothersome facts matter anymore? Not really. This is an age when Americans were assured that the Affordable Care Act lowered our premiums. It cut deductibles. Obamacare allowed us to keep our doctors and health plans, and lowered the deficit. Those fantasies were both demonstrably untrue and did not matter, given the supposedly noble aims of health care reform. The Islamic State is at times dubbed jayvee, a manageable problem, and a dangerous enemy -- or anything the administration wishes it to be, depending on the political climate of any given week. Some days Americans are told there is no...
  • Our Make-It-Up World [VDH]

    10/30/2014 4:35:37 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 2 replies
    National Review | 10/30/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Facts now pale in comparison with the higher truths of progressivism. Do bothersome facts matter anymore? Not really. This is an age when Americans were assured that the Affordable Care Act lowered our premiums. It cut deductibles. Obamacare allowed us to keep our doctors and health plans, and lowered the deficit. Those fantasies were both demonstrably untrue and did not matter, given the supposedly noble aims of health care reform. The Islamic State is at times dubbed jayvee, a manageable problem, and a dangerous enemy — or anything the administration wishes it to be, depending on the political climate of...
  • Getting Stuff Done

    10/30/2014 4:31:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Prognosticators are predicting a Republican takeover of the United States Senate, and a pickup of a few seats in the House of Representatives. Driven in large part by the unpopularity of President Barack Obama (latest Gallup poll 42 percent approve, 53 percent disapprove of Obama), this potential change in control provides both an opportunity and a risk for Republicans. The Republicans have an opportunity to set out a clear agenda and provide 2016 voters with a clear contrast between themselves and the Democrats. But they also face a risk: that they will battle among themselves or overreach and fail in...
  • Pastor Corey Brooks calls church burglary politically motivated (Chicago black pastor supported GOP)

    10/30/2014 4:31:29 AM PDT · by dennisw · 6 replies
    wgntv ^ | 10/25/
    About $8,000 was discovered stolen from a donation box early Saturday following a burglary at New Beginnings Church on the South Side. The incident was reported to police Saturday morning by a Church member. Today, Republican Candidate for governor Bruce Rauner expected to make an appearance at the church, as a show of support for Brooks. Pastor Corey Brooks says he’s been a target- and has even received death threats – since endorsing Republicans Jim Oberweis & Bruce Rauner. Brooks says he believes the break-in was politically motivated. The glass collection box had been shattered and vandalized. The money was...
  • It's Obama's Own Ineptitude That's Stoking Ebola Fears

    10/30/2014 4:23:03 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/29/2014 | IBD Staff
    Leadership: President Obama this week tried to tamp down public concerns about the Ebola outbreak. But it's not the disease that has Americans so alarmed as the festering incompetence on display at the White House.
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, Rocktober 30, 2014 – antimetabole

    10/30/2014 4:22:59 AM PDT · by secret garden · 8 replies
    dictionaries ad nauseam | 30 October 2014 | Thursday's sub
    > In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".antimetabole (AN-ti-muh-TAB-uh-lee) , noun A repetition of words or an idea in a reverse order. Example: "To fail to plan is to plan to fail." Example sentence:"Carl Sagan's antimetabole 'absence of evidence is not evidence of absence' immediately comes to mind."--Dieter Hartmann; A Multi-Messenger Story; Nature (London, UK); Jul 21, 2011. Etymology:From Greek antimetabole, from anti- (opposite) + metabole (change), from meta- (after, along) + bole (a throw). Earliest documented use: 1589. The sentence...
  • Is It About To Get Worse? Lakeland Hazmat Suit Orders Go Exponential, Surpass 1 Million

    10/30/2014 4:22:14 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 6 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 10/29/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Fast forward to today when shortly after the close, and minutes after it announced the completion of another $11 million follow on offering, Lakeland surprised everyone, and especially those who are short the stock, when it released the following "Update on Business Activity Relating to Ebola Crisis" in which it announced that it has, by now, received a stunning 1 million Hazmat suit orders and rising exponentially.
  • National Debt to be $27 Trillion in 10 Years, Says the CBO

    10/30/2014 4:20:06 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 5 replies
    New American ^ | 10/16/2014 | Bob Adelmann
    There was something for everyone in the release last week by the Congressional Budget Office of its August update and outlook. The federal government’s revenues are expected to top $3 trillion this year for the first time in history, thanks to individual income taxes rising by six percent, payroll taxes by eight percent, and corporate income taxes by 15 percent. Those infatuated with big government are celebrating the event as a reflection of an improving economy resuscitated by government spending and stimulus programs. Small government advocates, on the other hand, are decrying the event by reminding those who will listen...
  • Millennials (and Young Hispanics) bolt Obama for GOP in Midterms

    10/30/2014 4:19:30 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 7 replies
    National Journal ^ | October 29, 2014 | Ron Fournier
    In a stunning turnaround, likely voters in the so-called millennial generation prefer a Republican-led Congress after next week's elections, and young Hispanics are turning sharply against President Obama. A new national poll of 18-to-29-year-olds by Harvard's Institute of Politics shows that young Americans are leaving the new Democratic coalition that twice elected Obama. The news is little better for the GOP: These voters, who more than any other voting bloc represent the future of the American electorate, generally hold Republicans in the lowest regard. The long-view IOP findings suggest that neither party is poised to win the largest generation in...
  • McINNES: Why They Hate Us

    10/30/2014 4:18:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | 10-29-2014 | Gavin McInnes
    Bill Maher has been banned from Berkley due to his Islamaphobic beliefs. He’s been in the hot seat for weeks now because he dared to imply there may be an innate streak of violence within Islam that has nothing to do with our foreign policy. This is blasphemy among the left; they are happy to sacrifice one of their own to the Gods of political correctness if he strays from the path. The “Why they hate us” meme is the myth that will not die. Suicidal maniacs are portrayed by both sides of the American political spectrum as rational adults...
  • U.S. Special Operations Vets Launch Crowdfunding Campaign

    10/30/2014 4:17:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    A group of former U.S. Special Operations Veterans have launched a crowdfunding campaign, Operation Limitless Compassion, to help the Kurds fight off ISIS terrorists in Iraq. Castle International, a world-wide air ambulance company founded and operated by former special operations volunteers, is leading the way to provide pro-U.S. Kurdish fighters with desperately needed humanitarian aid, medical training, medical supplies, and combat training. Recon teams from Castle International have already deployed to northern Iraq to offer direct assistance to Kurdish fighters and more will head to the region in November. Castle International has launched two crowdfunding sites to gather donations, GoFundMe...
  • Was White Fence Jumper entering White House allowed on purpose?

    10/30/2014 4:17:10 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 14 replies
    Thinking about it | 30 October 2014 | Mene
    I've been thinking over and over again how that guy could have jumped the White House fence and gotten all the way into the White House to the Green Room without being stopped or shot. Suddenly, yesterday, it hit me. No organization small or large operates without those of wealth and influence pulling strings from behind the scenes. Governments, corporations, school systems, etc. all have people of wealth and influence causing things to happen due to politics and attempts at control. This administration keeps making decisions that are directly harming this nation and we all keep wondering why. Perhaps Obama...
  • NIMITZ PUTS JAPAN’S LOSS AT 58 OF 60 SHIPS; 24 SUNK, 13 OTHERS HIT MAY HAVE GONE DOWN (10/30/44)

    10/30/2014 4:11:30 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 9 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 10/30/44 | George Horne, Frank L. Kluckhohn, Lindesay Parrott, Drew Middleton, Harold Callender, W.H. Lawrence
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  • Today's Toons 10/30/14

    10/30/2014 3:42:36 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 5 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 10/30/14 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Obama's arguments against an Ebola quarantine make no sense

    10/30/2014 3:23:06 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/29/2014 | John Merline
    President Obama keeps saying that a mandatory quarantine of health workers returning from Ebola-afflicted countries is wrong. But the reasons he gives don't make logical sense. Why, for example, should soldiers returning from those countries stay isolated for 21 days — as now mandated by Defense Secretary Hagel — before returning to society, but not doctors, nurses or social workers who are far more likely to have been in direct contact with Ebola patients? Read More At Investor's Business Daily: http://news.investors.com/blogs-capital-hill/102914-724069-obama-arguments-against-ebola-quarantine-do-not-make-sense.htm#ixzz3HcejT7on Follow us: @IBDinvestors on Twitter | InvestorsBusinessDaily on Facebook
  • Independent Voters Boost Crist In Florida, Quinnipiac...Poll Finds...

    10/30/2014 3:18:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Quinnipiac ^ | 10/30/14
    A jump in support from independent likely voters in the Florida governor's race leaves Democrat Charlie Crist with 43 percent, inches ahead of Republican incumbent Gov. Rick Scott with 40 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie has 8 percent, with 9 percent undecided. This compares to results of an October 22 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN- uh-pe-ack) University, showing Gov. Scott and Crist tied 42 - 42 percent, with Wyllie at 7 percent. With Wyllie out of the race, Crist gets 45 percent to Scott's 42 percent. Men and women remain divided...
  • Voter Fraud Deniers Resurface Just In Time For The Midterm Elections

    10/30/2014 3:07:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    The left insists that those who do not buy into its agenda regarding global warming are “deniers” – ignoramuses who refuse to acknowledge facts thanks to a political agenda. But when it comes to voter fraud, it is the left that lives in the realm of fantasy.
  • Best of Punkin' Carvin'

    10/30/2014 3:01:03 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 30 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican
  • The ambulance drone that could save your life: Flying defibrillator of the future

    10/30/2014 2:53:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Nerdoholic ^ | October 29, 2014
    A Dutch student has revealed a prototype ‘ambulance drone’, a flying defibrillator able to reach heart attack victims within precious life-saving minutes. Developed by engineering graduate Alec Momont, it can fly at speeds of up to 100 kilometres per hour (60 miles per hour). Painted in emergency services yellow and driven by six propellers, the drone can carry a four kilogramme load – in this case a defibrillator. ‘Around 800,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest in the European Union every year and only 8.0 percent survive,’ Momont, 23, said at the TU Delft University. ‘The main reason for this is...
  • Poll: Perdue surges ahead of Nunn [women driving surge]; Deal leads Carter

    10/30/2014 2:51:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Atlanta Business Chronicle ^ | October 29, 2014 | Carla Caldwell
    Republican David Perdue h as surged ahead of Democrat Michelle Nunn in the race to fill the senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, according to the latest poll by SurveyUSA conducted for Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast partner WXIA-TV. With less than a week to go before the election, Perdue has 48 percent of the vote. Nunn has 45 percent. In a SurveyUSA poll last week, Nunn held 46 percent of the vote and Perdue had 44 percent. Libertarian Senate candidate Amanda Swafford polled at 3 percent. Five percent of voters are undecided. Perdue's gain is credited...
  • DEBATE REVIEW: Mary’s No Good, Very Bad Night (Still exempt Landrieu a crook?)

    10/30/2014 2:50:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 10/30/14 | MacAoidh
    Well, that got ugly pretty fast. In the last debate before Tuesday’s Senate primary election, the three major candidates took to the LSU Manship School of Journalism podiums (or is it podia?) and gave the voters an hour’s worth of speechifying as to why they deserve our votes. Or in Mary Landrieu’s case, why she’s ready to become a lobbyist. **SNIP** It might have been as good an answer as she could have given, and since Cassidy had already received a max-out donation from Bollinger for this cycle even before he declared for the Senate he probably wasn’t quite the...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - October 30, 2014

    10/30/2014 2:48:42 AM PDT · by sneakers · 7 replies
    It's been almost a year since Quinn and Rose are left the airwaves. In spite of that, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans has continued to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Hillary Clinton: Dodging tough questions should be 'disqualifying' in Iowa

    10/30/2014 2:15:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WICU-TV / CNN ^ | October 29, 2014 | Dan Merica
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CNN) -- Hillary Clinton swiped at Republican Senate hopeful Joni Ernst on Wednesday for canceling a meeting with the Des Moines Register editorial board last week, telling a labor audience that not answering "tough questions" is "disqualifying" in the state. "I have concluded that Iowans take politics really seriously," Clinton said. "You test your candidates, you actually force them to be the best they can be and they have to be willing to answer the tough questions." Democrat Bruce Braley "has been willing to do this, and his opponent has not," she said. ---snip--- Clinton also knocked...
  • Kaci Hickox, Self-Absorbed Hero

    10/30/2014 2:14:32 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10-30-2014 | Mark Davis
    There is something uniquely jarring about a display of selfish insolence from someone who is so praiseworthy in other respects. Maddening traits usually come from maddening people, as their true character surfaces. But the insults delivered to a concerned nation by heroic nurse Kaci Hickox are particularly hard to absorb, because the proper reaction of revulsion does not mix well with the sentiments we would like to be sending her way. Those sentiments would be: We are so glad you are home safely, we pray for you to remain symptom-free, and most of all, we honor you for the courage...
  • Senate Ethics Committee: We Lost Complaint On Harry Reid And Obama Admin Getting Visas For Clients

    10/30/2014 2:03:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/29/14 | Patrick Howley
    The Democrat-controlled Senate Select Committee on Ethics said that it never received a complaint pertaining to Democratic Sen. Harry Reid and the Obama administration’s efforts to approve visas for certain investors, according to a government watchdog group, despite previously confirming that it received the complaint — and saying that it opened an investigation. **SNIP** And when The Washington Times wanted comment for a Jan. 21, 2014 report on the complaint, a “spokesman for the ethics committee and Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, California Democrat, said they couldn’t comment on the details of any investigation.”
  • Obama Could Replace Aides Bruised by a Cascade of Crises

    10/30/2014 1:56:33 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | 29 Oct 2014 | Mark Ländler
    WASHINGTON — One day this month, as the nation shuddered with fears of an Ebola outbreak and American warplanes pounded Sunni militants in Syria, President Obama’s national security adviser, Susan E. Rice, invited a group of foreign policy experts to the White House to hear their views of how the administration was performing. She was peppered with critiques of the president’s Syria and China policies, as well as the White House’s delays in releasing a national security strategy, a congressionally mandated document that sets out foreign policy goals. On that last point, Ms. Rice had a sardonic reply. “If we...
  • Obama Getting Hell Over Netanyahu ‘Chickenshit’ Slam

    10/30/2014 1:54:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    NYMAG.com ^ | 10/29/14 | Katie Zavadski
    ....Obama administration officials have called Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu "chickenshit" and other impolite words has raised eyebrows at home and abroad. President Obama — who is much too diplomatic to use those terms himself, even if he was really thinking them — has endured a day full of jabs about his loose-lipped underlings.... .....Not that Bibi will admit to those charges. "Our supreme interests, chiefly the security and unity of Jerusalem, are not the main concern of those anonymous officials who attack us and me personally, as the assault on me comes only because I defend the State of...
  • U.S. education department gets tougher on for-profit colleges

    10/30/2014 1:39:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/30/14 | Ankit Ajmera and Sagarika Jaisinghani
    The U.S. Department of Education will introduce stricter regulations next year in its latest attempt to improve the job prospects of those graduating from for-profit colleges and universities. Under new regulations unveiled on Thursday and effective July 1, for-profit colleges will be at risk of losing federal aid should a typical graduate's annual loan repayments exceed 20 percent of discretionary income or 8 percent of total earnings.
  • ‘Plunge protection’ behind market’s sudden recovery

    10/30/2014 1:19:32 AM PDT · by dennisw · 15 replies
    nypost.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | By John Crudele
    But times change and so does thinking. In recent weeks, we’ve discovered that the CME Group, the exchange in Chicago, has an incentive program under which foreign central banks could buy stock market derivatives like the S&P contracts at a discount. It’s not that these foreign banks need a break on the price of their trading. But it does show that there is a back-door way — through foreign emissaries — for the Fed and the US government to prop up stocks like Heller suggested, and — maybe — not get caught. But let me explain about the unknown forces...
  • Pinoys urged to leave Ebola-hit West Africa (Philippines)

    10/30/2014 1:10:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Philippines on Thursday urged hundreds of its citizens to leave Ebola-hit west African nations, as it announced anyone who returned would be placed under a 21-day quarantine. Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said the government had made a "voluntary repatriation" call to about 900 workers in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. He told a local television network that President Benigno Aquino III had also ordered those who did return would have to be isolated in a government facility. "The president has asked us to come down with a ruling, anyone coming from those countries, they must undergo a...
  • MU poll has Walker leading Burke [w/ likely voters], with turnout still key

    10/30/2014 1:10:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | October 29, 2014 | By Craig Gilbert
    Republican Gov. Scott Walker leads Democratic challenger Mary Burke 50% to 43% among likely voters in the latest survey by the Marquette University Law School. That represents a change from other Wisconsin surveys in recent weeks — including a Marquette poll two weeks ago — that showed the race essentially tied. The Marquette results released Wednesday underscore just how much turnout matters to the outcome of the contest for governor. Walker's gains were not among the broader population of registered voters, but among those who said they were certain to vote Tuesday. That's the group defined as "likely voters" in...
  • Magic Number Is Revealed: It Costs Central Banks $200 Billion Per Quarter To Avoid A Market Crash

    10/30/2014 1:09:02 AM PDT · by dennisw · 3 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 0/21/2014 12:58 -0400 | Tyler Durden
    So now that "best Keynesian practices" are out of the window, and everyone has once again turned Austrian, and only the "flow of money" (either inside or outside) matters, the question is how much do central banks need to inject to keep the stock market from crashing, let alone continuing to levitate. Luckily, Citi's Matt King has just done the math, and the answer is... Here is his answer: We think the markets’ weakness owes more to an almost belated reaction to a temporary lull in central bank stimulus than it does to any reduction in the effect of that...
  • France says conditions still not met to deliver warship to Russia

    10/30/2014 12:49:15 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:24am EDT | Reuters
    (Reuters) - France said on Thursday that the conditions were not yet met to deliver the first of two controversial Mistral warships to Russia, contradicting reports that Russia had received an invitation to take delivery on Nov. 14.
  • Flying Car

    10/30/2014 12:42:08 AM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 36 replies
    http://www.aeromobil.com ^ | Oct. 29, 2014 | areomolbile
    AeroMobil. Beautiful flying car. Beautifully integrated. Transforms in seconds from an automobile to an airplane. Gives you freedom to move.AeroMobil is a flying car that perfectly makes use of existing infrastructure created for automobiles and planes, and opens doors to real door-to-door travel. As a car it fits into any standard parking space, uses regular gasoline, and can be used in road traffic just like any other car. As a plane it can use any airport in the world, but can also take off and land using any grass strip or paved surface just a few hundred meters long.
  • HUFFPOLLSTER: How The Senate Polls Could Be Wrong {poor potential losers alert}

    10/30/2014 12:05:29 AM PDT · by Cronos · 13 replies
    huffington Post ^ | 29.Oct.2014 | Ariel Edwards-Levy
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  • U.S. attends Ebola meeting in Cuba called by leftist bloc

    10/29/2014 11:46:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 30, 2014 | Nelson Acosta in Havana
    U.S. government officials joined health experts from throughout the Americas at an Ebola conference in Cuba on Wednesday, the latest show of cooperation between the historic adversaries on fighting the disease. The meeting organized by ALBA, a bloc of leftist-governed countries, aims to coordinate a regional strategy on the prevention and control of Ebola, which has killed about 5,000 people in West Africa but in the Americas has only reached the United States. U.S. military personnel and Cuban medical specialists are already posted in West Africa and prepared to work side by side if needed, officials have said, and Washington...
  • Police And Shin Bet Kill suspect In Shooting Of Right-Wing Activist Yehuda Glick

    10/29/2014 11:38:46 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/30/2014 | Daniel Eisenbud
    The suspect in the Yehuda Glick shooting has been killed by police and the Shin Bet, police confirmed on Thursday morning. The shootout took place in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu Tor. Forces arrived at the house of the suspect on Thursday morning after conducting an investigation. During police attempts to arrest the suspect, he refused arrest and a shootout took place. He was killed by police fire. The weapon in his home was taken by police for investigation on whether or not it is linked to the murder of Glick.
  • De Blasio rebukes report about Ebola patient

    10/29/2014 11:32:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Capital New York ^ | October 29, 2014 | Sally Goldenberg
    Mayor Bill de Blasio admonished a report in Wednesday's New York Post that accused Dr. Craig Spencer, the Harlem physician who tested positive for Ebola last week, of lying to authorities about his self-monitored quarantine. "I'm sick of these attempts to belittle a man who is a hero. It's got to end," de Blasio told reporters after a Hurricane Sandy-related press conference on Staten Island. "This is a guy who went into danger to protect all of us. We don't spend a lot of time when someone comes back wearing a military uniform questioning their desire to do good." The...