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  • Great Pro-American Store

    12/08/2011 1:15:42 PM PST · by thesaleboat · 3 replies
    Patriot Outlet ^ | 8 Dec 2011 | PatriotOutlet
    ^Check out the link if you're interested in buying Patriotic Items, personally I found this guy after searching for God Bless Our Troops bumper stickers that I couldn't find anywhere. Happy searching :)
  • American Airlines files for bankruptcy

    11/29/2011 4:35:29 AM PST · by tobyhill · 20 replies · 1+ views
    cnn money ^ | 11/29/2011 | By Blake Ellis
    American Airlines' parent company, AMR Corp., announced Tuesday that it has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. The decision comes as the airline tries to "achieve a cost and debt structure that is industry competitive and thereby assure its long-term viability and ability to continue delivering a world-class travel experience for its customers," the company said in a statement Tuesday.
  • Choose Made in USA (Vanity)

    11/26/2011 7:08:26 AM PST · by TennesseeGirl · 28 replies
    Choose Made in USA ^ | 11/26/11 | Self
    "HOW IT WORKS...According to ABC News (2011), "economists say that if every one of us spent an extra $3.33 on U.S.-made goods every year, it would create nearly 10,000 new jobs in this country." This statement can only be realized if there is a concentrated effort to increase Made In USA purchases, which is the primary driver beind the vision of CHOOSEMADEINUSA.COM is an open ecommerce marketplace allowing sellers to offer their products to buyers that are searching for Made in USA products. Click here for more information. Sellers agree to terms of sale then will upload products with...
  • Anita Perry, Rick's wife, now also organizing an Iowa Strike Force for him

    11/21/2011 10:17:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 122 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | November 19, 2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    Anita Perry, the 59-year-old wife of Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, has been very actively campaigning for him on her own all fall. Now, she's taken on a new assignment. Mrs. Perry has launched an online drive to recruit hundreds of volunteers for what she calls the Perry Strike Force. This would consist of Perry fans who would travel to Iowa and work across the state Jan. 2-4, getting out Perry caucus-goers to the hundreds of meeting sites on the evening of Jan. 3. (Don't worry, the BCS Championship Game is not until Jan. 9 this time.) "With over 1,700...
  • Obama’s growing disdain for American worker

    11/20/2011 7:47:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/20/11 | Joseph Curl
    They say that politics stops at the water’s edge, but apparently, that doesn’t apply to President Obama, as so many things apparently don’t. The president, jaunting around the world as America’s economy crumbles and Congress lumbers along, leaderless, dropped into a high school in Australia. Talking to the Aussie kids, he said America’s public school students have ''fallen behind'' them in math and science.(snip) While the Nobel Prize winner courts the world, looking for lost love, he holds a special disdain for the working American. Now, mind you, this from a guy who has never held down a real job:
  • When wearing a U.S. flag T-shirt is wrong (CNN says it can be provocative)

    11/20/2011 7:42:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies · 2+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/18/11 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.
    When wearing a U.S. flag T-shirt is wrongBy Ruben Navarrette Jr., CNN Contributor updated 11:16 AM EST, Fri November 18, 2011 San Diego, California (CNN) -- When is wearing a T-shirt with the American flag on it considered provocative? Answer: When you wear it to a high school with a dress code that explicitly prohibits "any clothing or decoration which detracts from the learning environment." And when the high school, where 20% of the 1,300 students are English-language learners and 18% come from low-income families, has been described by the San Francisco Chronicle as having "an ethnically charged atmosphere." And...
  • One in four American women take medication for a mental disorder

    11/17/2011 1:19:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 91 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 11/17/11
    More than one in four American women took at least one drug for conditions like anxiety and depression last year, according to an analysis of prescription data. The report, by pharmacy benefits manager Medco Health Solutions Inc, found the use of drugs for psychiatric and behavioral disorders in all adults rose 22per cent from 2001. The medications are most often prescribed to women aged 45 and older, but their use among men and in younger adults climbed sharply. In total, more than 20per cent of American adults were found to be on at least one drug for mental health disorders....
  • American stranded in Ukraine in online dating scam

    11/16/2011 9:42:13 PM PST · by Altariel · 65 replies
    MSNBC ^ | November 16, 2011 | Maria Danilova
    KIEV, Ukraine — The former write-in candidate for Arizona governor traveled to Ukraine looking for love. He ended up hungry and sick in a homeless shelter — the victim of an Internet dating scam. Social workers were stunned to find Cary Dolego, 53, sitting on a city street last Wednesday, behaving strangely and suffering from pneumonia. Dolego, who ran for Arizona governor just last year, had traveled to Ukraine this spring to do research for an engineering project and look for a wife. He says he met a woman named Yulia online and, hoping to marry her, went to her...
  • Huntsman's Daughter: "He's More Chinese Than American" (and other great clips): Chinese Video

    11/06/2011 7:33:20 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 29 replies · 1+ views
    VOA China (in Chinese) ^ | 7 November 2011 | AmericanInTokyo
    > Source: VOA China (video stream HERE.Candidate Huntsman's (I would add, a bit easy on the eyes) daughter talking about her father's personality orientation (more Chinese than American), Huntsman droning on in Chinese bragging about his closeness to the Red Chinese, and other fun stuff, all in Chinese from VOA China (a personal profile on the guy).
  • Militants: Somali-American bombed AU base (Mogadishu)

    10/29/2011 4:17:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/29/11 | Abdi Guled and Katharine Houreld - AP
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A team of suicide bombers and gunmen disguised as soldiers assaulted an African Union base in the Somali capital on Saturday, sparking a two-hour gunfight that left at least 10 people dead, security officials said. The al-Qaida-linked Islamist militant group that claimed the attack said one of the bombers was Somali-American. The attack underscored the militants' ability to carry out complex and deadly operations even after AU troops forced them from most of Mogadishu and a famine in their strongholds weakened their forces. Earlier this month, Kenya sent troops into Somalia following a string of cross-border...
  • Appalled by Qaddafi’s Murder

    10/24/2011 2:50:06 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 58 replies
    I saw the grisly footage of Qaddafi’s murder on television. I had first to turn off the sound. Then, ashamed, I turned off the television. I have nothing more to say than that I am appalled that my country had anything to do with this grotesque caricature of justice. Actually, to call it a grotesque caricature of justice is to trivialize it. I have no words for it. I’m not naive and I realize that the U.S. has taken part in assassinations, killings, etc., but there is something about this that simply takes my breath away. I want nothing to...
  • A long, steep drop for Americans' standard of living

    10/19/2011 1:04:41 PM PDT · by traumer · 30 replies
    Not since at least 1960 has the US standard of living fallen so fast for so long. The average American has $1,315 less in annual disposable income now than at the onset of the Great Recession. Think life is not as good as it used to be, at least in terms of your wallet? You'd be right about that. The standard of living for Americans has fallen longer and more steeply over the past three years than at any time since the US government began recording it five decades ago. Economic Issues Economic Crisis Financial Markets Cost of Living Recessions...
  • Stripper-turned-hedge funder sues ex-bosses for sexual harassment

    10/06/2011 11:43:41 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:36 PM on 6th October 2011 | By Meghan Keneally
    Strippers with sob stories or hookers with hearts of gold are often the way that Hollywood glamorizes the career paths of exotic dancers. One combination that you don't hear about often is the stripper turned Wall Street trader. Niki Marx, 27, is that case.
  • A Hispanic Month Tribute to Moses Ezekiel

    10/04/2011 3:22:56 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 6 replies
    Huntington News ^ | October 3, 2011 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Moses J. Ezekiel was born on October 28, 1844, in Richmond, Va. He was one of fourteen children born to Jacob and Catherine de Castro Ezekiel.
  • American Jewish fools

    10/01/2011 11:37:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 10/1/11 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Caroline Glick reports that American Jews cannot tell their friends from their enemies. According to a Gallup poll released last month, 80% of American Jews have favorable views of American Muslims. Seventy percent believe that they are not supportive of al-Qaida. These data indicate that American Jews are second only to American Muslims in their support for Muslim Americans. Indeed 6% more American Jews than American Muslims believe that American Muslims face prejudice due to their religion. American Jewish championing of American Muslims is disconcerting when compared with American Jewish treatment of the philo-Semitic Evangelical Christians. Matthew Knee discussed this...
  • 141st Anniversary of Robert E. Lee’s death

    09/24/2011 4:14:02 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Huntington News ^ | September 23, 2011 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    General Lee died at his home at Lexington, Virginia at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, October 12, 1870.
  • Census: Recession takes big toll on young adults

    09/22/2011 1:07:58 PM PDT · by matt04 · 32 replies
    Young adults are the recession's lost generation. In record numbers, they're struggling to find work, shunning long-distance moves to live with mom and dad, delaying marriage and raising kids out of wedlock, if they're becoming parents at all. The unemployment rate for them is the highest since World War II, and they risk living in poverty more than others - nearly 1 in 5. New 2010 census data released Thursday show the wrenching impact of a recession that officially ended in mid-2009. There are missed opportunities and dim prospects for a generation of mostly 20-somethings and 30-somethings coming of age...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio: The Only Job American Jobs Act Protects Is Obama’s

    09/16/2011 9:18:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 91/16/11 | Zara Golden
    Speaking On The Record with Greta Van Susteren last night, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio sounded none-too-pleased with the prospect of President Obama‘s American Jobs Act. “Really, the only job it’s designed to protect is his, and that’s why he’s put it out,” he surmised. According to the freshman senator, the plan is more a political move than a serious effort to create jobs. ”What the president is saying he wants to do to help create jobs in America is not going to work,” he said. As Rubio sees it, Obama’s plan goes about things mostly wrong:
  • The American working man slowly fades away

    08/28/2011 11:15:43 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 118 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Mike Dorning

    08/13/2011 5:15:29 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 185 replies · 1+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | August 13, 2011 | John G. Winder
    “America is not broken. Washington DC is broken” – Rick Perry CHARLESTON, SC – Today in Charleston, South Carolina, before an overflowing Red State gathering of conservatives, and amid numerous interruptions for applause, Texas Governor Rick Perry made his candidacy for President of the United States official. Perry began his address by asking for a moment of silence to acknowledge the sacrifice of the Navy SEALS and Special Forces members who lost their lives in the past few weeks in Afghanistan. Perry spoke to America’s exceptionalism and place on the world stage and his belief that America’s best days are...