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  • Cain Adds to ‘9-9-9’ Plan, Angering Unions (WOW)

    10/20/2011 9:28:22 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 93 replies
    Fox ^ | 10/20/11 | James Rosen
    Taking aim at minimum wage laws, union protections, and even local building codes, Herman Cain has put the finishing touches on the last missing piece of his signature “9-9-9” plan – an elaborate proposal to create “opportunity zones” in inner-city America that the GOP presidential candidate will unveil during a major campaign appearance in Detroit on Friday morning. Cain hinted at the move during Tuesday night’s GOP debate in Las Vegas. He and his aides hope the details they provide about their plans to encourage growth in impoverished areas will deflect the surge of recent criticism branding “9-9-9” as unfair...
  • I AM NOT MOVING - Short Film - Occupy Wall Street (this is the end game-be prepared)

    10/20/2011 7:26:52 AM PDT · by randita · 79 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10/10/11 | Corey Ogilvie
    I AM NOT MOVING - Short Film - Occupy Wall Street This video is meant to be a warning to our leaders.
  • Ron Paul & Herman Cain taken out of Fox news poll (YouTube)

    09/30/2011 9:04:20 PM PDT · by Marie · 45 replies
    YouTube ^ | 30SEP11 | YouTube/FOX News
    So O'Reilly decided that only Paul and Cain supporters would flood a poll. Perry supporters and Romney supporters are so obviously above this.
  • Manure Spill Over Mile Long Closes Md. Road

    09/20/2011 12:01:18 AM PDT · by BerryDingle · 33 replies
    AP/ NBC Washington ^ | Sept 19, 2011 | NBC Washington
    Investigators said they are still searching for the source of the manure.
  • Obama Officials Sat In On Solyndra Meetings

    09/09/2011 7:49:12 AM PDT · by sunmars · 63 replies
    ABC ^ | ABC
    Officials from the Department of Energy have for months been sitting in on board meetings as "observers" at Solyndra, getting an up-close view as the solar energy company careened towards bankruptcy after spending more than $500 million in federal loan money. Word of the Energy Department's unusual arrangement came as federal agents on Thursday converged on the California headquarters of the failed solar company, focusing fresh attention on the first corporate beneficiary of President Obama's stimulus program to create new clean energy jobs. The company, which closed its doors last week and laid off 1,100 workers, has been a subject...
  • Albemarle removes Sherlock Holmes book from reading list

    08/25/2011 1:56:10 PM PDT · by Borges · 38 replies
    The Daily Progress ^ | 8/11/11 | AARON RICHARDSON
    The Albemarle County School Board voted Thursday night to remove Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “A Study in Scarlet” from sixth-grade reading lists. A parent of a Henley Middle School student originally challenged the book in May on the grounds that it is derogatory toward Mormons. Thursday’s vote was the culmination of the work of a committee commissioned to study the book and two discussions by board members. Board member Diantha McKiel, of the Jack Jouett District, said it was important to note that the school system has a history of reconsidering books. “Sometimes we have declared books age inappropriate, sometimes...
  • Obama: I reversed recession until 'bad luck' hit

    08/15/2011 4:40:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 85 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | August 15, 2011 | Byron York
    At a town hall meeting on his campaign-style tour of the Midwest, President Obama claimed that his economic program "reversed the recession" until recovery was frustrated by events overseas. And then, Obama said, with the economy in an increasingly precarious position, the recovery suffered another blow when Republicans pressed the White House for federal spending cuts in exchange for an increase in the national debt limit, resulting in a deal Obama called a "debacle." "We had reversed the recession, avoided a depression, gotten the economy moving again," Obama told a crowd in Decorah, Iowa. "But over the last six months...
  • Geithner Moves the Goalposts: Treasury Says August 10th Might Be the Drop Dead Date, Not August 2nd

    07/23/2011 1:12:07 PM PDT · by Qbert · 48 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | July 22, 2011 | Brian O’Connor
    Geithner’s excuse, math is hard. HuffPo — For months, markets have been girding themselves against the possibility that the U.S. will reach the limits of its borrowing ability on August 2 and default on its debts. But researchers at Barclays Capital think the real deadline may not be until a week later. In a note published Friday, the Barclays Interest Rates Research team wrote that “the date on which the Treasury will run out of cash to pay its obligations might not be August 2; it might be around August 10 instead.” Why the change? The note explains that previous...
  • Better Lives for Mexicans Cut Allure of Going North

    07/06/2011 9:21:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 6, 2011 | DAMIEN CAVE
    Economic, demographic and social changes in Mexico are suppressing illegal immigration as much as the poor economy or legal crackdowns in the United States.The extraordinary Mexican migration that delivered millions of illegal immigrants to the United States over the past 30 years has sputtered to a trickle, and research points to a surprising cause: unheralded changes in Mexico that have made staying home more attractive. A growing body of evidence suggests that a mix of developments — expanding economic and educational opportunities, rising border crime and shrinking families — are suppressing illegal traffic as much as economic slowdowns or immigrant...
  • Poll: Obama would beat Perry (& Palin) in Texas — but lose to Ron Paul & other Republicans (PPP)

    06/30/2011 6:17:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | June 30, 2011 | Lauren French
    Will the Lone Star state turn blue in 2012? It isn’t likely — unless Gov. Rick Perry jumps in the ring and clinches the Republican nomination, a new poll from the Public Policy Polling group found. In the poll’s match-ups, President Barack Obama loses Texas to every notable Republican except Perry and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. If the ballot came down to Perry and Obama, 47 percent of poll respondents said they would vote for Obama. Forty-five percent said they would cast a ballot for Perry. The most elected Republican in the poll? Mitt Romney. The poll found that...
  • CNN Poll: 75% of Americans Approve of Obama Personally

    06/08/2011 5:26:23 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 88 replies · 1+ views
    CNN POLL ^ | 6/8/2011 | CNN
    President Barack Obama retains strong personal appeal even as his overall job approval rating has weakened. An overwhelming number of Americans — 75 percent — say they give President Obama a thumbs up regarding approval of him as a person, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released on Wednesday. CNN notes that “Obama's strength remains his personal appeal” and adds that a “plurality of Republicans” also like him personally, though their positive views of the president are apparently trumped by economic jitters. "Obama's approval among Republicans spiked after bin Laden's death, and no one expected it to stay...
  • U.S. Adults Estimate That 25% of Americans Are Gay or Lesbian

    05/27/2011 12:37:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 130 replies
    Gallup ^ | 5/27/11
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. adults, on average, estimate that 25% of Americans are gay or lesbian. More specifically, over half of Americans (52%) estimate that at least one in five Americans are gay or lesbian, including 35% who estimate that more than one in four are. Thirty percent put the figure at less than 15%. Just your best guess, what percent of Americans today would you say are gay or lesbian? 2002 and 2011 Trend The findings, from a Gallup poll conducted May 5-8, 2011, mark the second time Gallup has asked Americans to estimate the gay population. In 2002,...
  • Need Help From Freeper Females (vanity)

    04/21/2004 6:52:54 PM PDT · by Jaysun · 934 replies · 13,468+ views
    4/21/2004 | Jaysun
    Some of the guys and I are presently at the camping lodge and we’ve got a problem that requires the help of a sensible woman. My brother-in-law managed to get something in his hair this morning, and he wanted to wash it out. I can’t tell you what that something was, because he’s refused to divulge that to us thus far (I suspect that he fabricated the “tainted hair” theory to save himself some embarrassment.) My brother-in-law believes that his wife has, at some point, told him that peanut butter is a useful household hair cleaner / conditioner. His wife...
  • Osama's last video and death LEAKED!

    05/02/2011 2:12:23 PM PDT · by Maceman · 8 replies
    Obama waited until last night to announce, but this is video proof Osama was killed years ago, just after making his last video.
  • AP survey: Only oil shock can stop economy now

    04/26/2011 2:07:03 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 50 replies
    AP ^ | 04/26/2011 | JEANNINE AVERSA
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The American economy is now strong enough to withstand Middle East turmoil and the Japanese nuclear crisis. Only a big rise in the price of oil could stop it now. Those are the findings of an Associated Press survey of leading economists, who are increasingly confident in a recovery that is nearly two years old. They expect the economy to grow faster every quarter this year.
  • Easter greeting from Israel

    04/25/2011 10:33:16 AM PDT · by RJR_fan · 134 replies
    Toffee VeHa-Gorillah ^ | September 25, 2010 | Toffee
    So many American Christians support Israel and all things Jewish. HERE is a peek at how these objects of our tender solicitude regard us.
  • Can this child be POTUS?

    04/24/2011 8:22:20 PM PDT · by impimp · 89 replies
    Vanity ^ | 24 April 2011 | myself
    A child was born in US after both parents commenced H1B VISA, but prior to receiving Green card, and prior to parents receiving citizenship. But citizenship and Green card are likely to be received within a few years.
  • Evidence Aside, State Lawmakers Debate ‘Birther’ Bills

    04/21/2011 11:39:53 PM PDT · by jdoug666 · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 4/21/2011 | Kirk Johnson
    Investigations have concluded that President Obama was, in fact, born in Hawaii in 1961, as he has always said.
  • 2012 GOP POLL

    04/12/2011 11:25:39 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 41 replies
    QUESTION 1:If The Election were held today who will you vote for? A-Trump B-Bachmann C-Cain D-Palin E-West QUESTION 2-If Palin DOES NOT RUN A-Trump B-Bachmann C-Cain D-Write In Palin even if she does not run. E-West QUESTION 3-If West DOES NOT RUN A-Trump B-Bachmann C-Cain D-Write In Palin even if she does not run. QUESTION 4 Only choices are... A-Romney B-Huckabee C-Trump D-Bachmann E-Cain F-Palin G-West
  • The Tea Party's First Victory

    04/10/2011 4:38:57 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 77 replies
    OPINION APRIL 10, 2011The Tea Party's First VictoryObama opposes spending cuts right up to the time he calls them historic.. This is getting to be a habit. President Obama ferociously resists tax cuts, trade agreements and spending cuts—right up to the moment he strikes a deal with Republicans and hails the tax cuts, trade agreements and spending cuts as his idea. What a difference an election makes. This is the larger political meaning of Friday's last minute budget deal for fiscal 2011 that averted a government shutdown. Mr. Obama has now agreed to a pair of tax cut and spending...
  • Amid Crises, President Obama Prays 'a Lot'

    03/30/2011 7:32:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 98 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 30, 2011 | Devin Dwyer
    President Obama says he's been doing "a lot of praying" in recent weeks while faced with tough choices on Libya and other crises at home and abroad. "I am praying that I'm making the best possible decisions, and that I've got the strength to serve the American people well," he said in an interview Tuesday with ABC News' Diane Sawyer. ....Despite Obama's public professions on religion and spirituality, many Americans continue to doubt the president's faith. Nearly one in five Americans incorrectly believes that Obama is a Muslim, according to a poll by the nonpartisan Pew Forum on Religion and...
  • Very Urgent: Saudi Army Demolishing Mosques In Manama, Bahrain

    03/20/2011 12:22:12 AM PDT · by Strategy · 102 replies
    ABNA ^ | March 19, 2011
    According to Al Amalam TV, Saudi occupaing army are demolishing many mosques in Manama, Bahrain.
  • 'Birther' foe says Ga. bill gets Constitution wrong

    03/09/2011 10:56:20 AM PST · by jdoug666 · 98 replies
    PolitiFact ^ | 3/4/2011 | Loren Collins
    My, how Georgia’s political winds shift. By last Wednesday, 93 state House members had signed on as co-sponsors to Rep. Mark Hatfield’s so-called "birther" bill, which would make presidential and vice presidential candidates prove their citizenship to make the state’s ballot.
  • How to Survive a Pirate Attack

    03/07/2011 8:45:11 AM PST · by Mayr Fortuna · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Published March 07, 2011 | Paul Eisenberg
    Pirates hijacked 53 ships and held a total of 1,181 hostages ... These very unfortunate events and statistics are renewing and raising awareness about Somali piracy, and many piracy experts echo the advice of Amb. David H. Shinn, former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, who notes that “leisure travelers have no business going into the Western Indian Ocean until the crisis caused by Somali pirates has ended.”... However, “some pirates come on board just to steal things,” says Capt. James K. Staples, a Master Mariner and U.S. Merchant Marine... Given the fact that he is a desperate person...
  • Judge Roger Vinson issues stay of own ruling [updated at link]

    03/03/2011 10:02:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 119 replies
    Politico ^ | March 3, 2011 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson has issued a stay of his own ruling declaring the health care reform law unconstitutional, giving the Obama administration seven days to file an appeal. The stay means implementation of the law can proceed pending the administration’s appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. In his ruling, Vinson repeated what he has said previously — that “the citizens of this country have an interest in having this case resolved as soon as practically possible.” “That was nearly eleven months ago,” he wrote. “In the time since, the battle lines have been...
  • Dolphins save Doberman Pinscher stranded on sandbar

    03/02/2011 3:03:57 PM PST · by RDTF · 13 replies
    A Pennsylvania woman on vacation in Florida took a tip from two dolphins to save a lost Doberman Pinscher that got stranded on a sandbar. When Audrey D'Alessandro and her husband, Sam, walked out of their home on Marco Island, near Naples, Fla., to go fishing, "we saw these two dolphins, and they were splashing and making this big commotion" in a canal behind their vacation home, she said. Although it is not uncommon to see dolphins swimming through the canal on their way to the Gulf of Mexico, Audrey D'Alessandro said that this time, "they were just there, in...
  • Justice drops defense of Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz

    02/22/2011 9:44:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    politico ^ | 2/22/11 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    The Justice Department under President Barack Obama has quietly dropped its legal representation of more than a dozen Bush-era Pentagon and administration officials - including former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and aide Paul Wolfowitz - in a lawsuit by Al Qaeda operative Jose Padilla, who spent years behind bars without charges in conditions his lawyers compare to torture. Charles Miller, a Justice Department spokesman, confirmed Tuesday that the government has agreed to retain private lawyers for the officials, at a cost of up to $200 per hour. Miller said “conflicts concerns” prompted the decision. He did not elaborate. One private...
  • Muslim reporter: 1st Egypt, then The Islamic Republic of United States

    02/10/2011 6:31:21 PM PST · by BillKneer · 55 replies
    The Patriot Statesman ^ | 2-10-2011 | Aisha Foda
    Egypt was a famous Christian nation going back to the times of The Apostles. Never in their wildest dreams could they have imagined muslim Arabs threatening their livelihoods. Then one day an army of terrorist muslims ruthlessly attacked the peace loving Egyptians for one purpose: Force islam down their throats. So many analysts on the right and left miss the reality of this historical fact when reporting on Egypt. They only focus on the islamic brotherhood, Al-Qaida , Hamas, Hezbollah, or other organizations, while avoiding the elephant in the room. Muslim historical documents reveal Mohammad and faithful muslims glorifying rape,...
  • Jerusalem, the Have-not Whore

    02/04/2011 11:29:26 AM PST · by RJR_fan · 246 replies
    American Vision ^ | Feb. 4, 2011 | Joel McDurmon
    Bottom Line (last few paragraphs): Where the Great luxury-devouring Whore Jerusalem had failed, Jesus instructs his disciples to succeed. Instead of selling yourself to the kings of the earth, uphold the kingdom of God to them as a witness. Instead of striving after the treasures as if they were an end in themselves, use the treasures as a means to strive for the Kingdom. And toward this goal of spreading the kingdom—the very goal for which the original covenant called—God would be absolutely pleased to give them treasures and the kingdom. Based on the continuity of themes—wealth, kingdom, inheritance—Jesus’ teaching...
  • Bill O'Reilly and Obama Discuss the Super Bowl, and Also Boring Stuff (Fox Video)

    02/06/2011 7:40:14 PM PST · by lbryce · 46 replies
    Fox Via Gawker ^ | February 6, 2011 | Staff
    Bill O'Reilly interviewed Obama on Fox News a few minutes ago. The discussion ranged from football, to football, to football, to football. They even talked a little about football. No, actually, they talked about health care, too. This was basically Fox News' answer to Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl, except instead of pre-Super Bowl entertainment for babies and teen girls, it was for political nerds. Nothing about the interview really stuck out—it was clear that Obama and O'Reilly both just wanted to get out of there and start watching the game. But it was fun! O'Reilly began by thanking Obama...
  • Obama briefed on Egypt for 40 min.

    01/28/2011 10:36:07 AM PST · by ColdOne · 66 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 01/28/11 | MATT NEGRIN
    President Obama was briefed for 40 minutes on the political crisis in Egypt on Friday, the White House said. The update, which replaced Obama’s regular daily briefing, was in the Oval Office and attended by a half-dozen advisers, including chief of staff Bill Daley and national security adviser Tom Donilon, the White House said in an e-mail to reporters. Also present were national security aide Ben Rhodes; Tony B
  • (Mega Hurl) Obama Vs. Reagan: Who's More Conservative?

    01/27/2011 1:18:50 PM PST · by Skeez · 17 replies
    MSNBC Video on Youtube (Dylan Ratigan) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILg1-H6oNuM&feature=related
  • Obama with a chance in Texas..but only against Palin

    01/21/2011 4:44:10 PM PST · by harpu · 116 replies · 1+ views
    Public Policy Polling (BLOG) ^ | 1/21/11 | Tom Jensen
    2012 could be the year Democrats are finally competitive for President in Texas...but only if the Republicans nominate Sarah Palin. There are vast differences in how the various different potential GOP contenders fare against Barack Obama in Texas. Mike Huckabee is very popular in the state and would defeat Obama by 16 points, a more lopsided victory than John McCain had there in 2008. Mitt Romney is also pretty well liked and has a 7 point advantage over the President in an early hypothetical contest, a closer margin than the state had last time around but still a pretty healthy...
  • Voters OK with tax hikes - after they're informed

    01/18/2011 7:56:08 AM PST · by SmithL · 28 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/18/11 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    If he can get his proposed tax extensions on the ballot, Gov. Jerry Brown just might have a shot at persuading voters to pass them and balance the state's budget. A month before Brown introduced his budget plan, a statewide voter survey by pollster Jim Moore, commissioned by Democratic legislators, found that 58 percent of the 1,000 respondents were inclined to extend the 2009 increases for four years if doing so would minimize cuts to K-12 education, public safety and health care. However, Brown and his allies will have to do some educating. That 58 percent support was registered only...
  • Effort To Blur Party Lines At State Of The Union Gaining Momentum (The Kumbaya Moment Continues)

    01/14/2011 8:19:43 PM PST · by tobyhill · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/14/2011 | by Autria Thuman
    <p>A proposal by Senator Mark Udall, D-Colo., for bipartisan seating during the annual State of Union address is picking up support. The plan, that would sit Republicans, Democrats, and Independents should-to-shoulder during the President's address, is getting the thumbs up from both sides of the aisle and even right down the middle.</p>
  • Book of Mormon/DNA evidence

    01/04/2011 3:45:06 PM PST · by Paragon Defender · 49 replies
    Book of Mormon/DNA evidence   Criticism DNA samples taken from modern Native Americans do not match the DNA of modern inhabitants of the Middle East. Critics argue that this means the Book of Mormon's claim that Native Americans are descended from Lehi must be false, and therefore the Book of Mormon is not an ancient record as Joseph Smith claimed. See also: Source(s) of the criticism Response Few criticisms of the Church have received as much media attention as this criticism, with so little thought and science being applied to the question. DNA attacks against the Book of Mormon account fail on...
  • NJ-anti-bullying bill up for Governor Christie's signature-will he sign it into law

    01/04/2011 1:03:03 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 12 replies
    Life and liberty ^ | 1/4/2011 | Life, liberty
    Please, we need your help... you know where this is headed: Please take a couple of moments for 1.38 million schoolchildren What could be wrong with a tough new law targeting gay-bullying in our schools that is now sitting on Governor Christie's desk? After all, the activist Gay and Lesbian groups that spent over a year writing the language of the bill are publicly describing it as the "most sweeping anti-bullying legislation in America". Isn't it a good thing that New Jersey will become the national leader in the fight against gay bullying? Isn't it good that New Jersey will...
  • Barack Obama adviser says Sharia Law is misunderstood

    12/29/2010 8:46:28 PM PST · by La Lydia · 72 replies · 23+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | December 29, 2010 | Andrew Gilligan
    President Barack Obama's adviser on Muslim affairs, Dalia Mogahed, has provoked controversy by appearing on a British television show hosted by a member of an extremist group to talk about Sharia Law. Miss Mogahed, appointed to the President's Council on Faith-Based and Neighbourhood Partnerships, said the Western view of Sharia was "oversimplified" and the majority of women around the world associate it with "gender justice". The White House adviser made the remarks on a London-based TV discussion programme hosted by Ibtihal Bsis, a member of the extremist Hizb ut Tahrir party. The group believes in the non-violent destruction of Western...
  • Oprah says America would’ve had breadlines if Barack Obama wasn’t elected

    12/26/2010 4:13:56 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 88 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 26, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Oprah Winfrey says America would’ve had breadlines if Barack Obama wasn’t elected. That overpaid queen of daytime TV is opening her mouth again—and when she does, it usually includes praise for President Obama. In a new interview with Parade magazine, the talk show queen, who recently refocused the priorities of America by denying in an interview that she was a lesbian, offers nothing but support for Obama. Winfrey says that she is pleased as can be with everything that number 44 has thus far accomplished in his first two years. Declaring that she’s not been disappointed in anything Obama has...
  • Streisand glad Hillary not first female prez: They'd have 'blamed her gender' for economic crisis

    12/16/2010 8:15:49 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 16, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of “Larry King Live” on CNN, the second-to-final show for host Larry King, singer Barbra Streisand explained why she left the country during November’s midterm. “I went to Europe because of this last election,” she said. “I couldn’t face — I didn’t want to be here for this bloodbath. There was no reason for the Republicans to win that many seats in the House, I didn’t think. And that was a — you know, a mistake on the Democrats’ part for not getting their message across, not communicating all that they’ve done that’s good.” ...more (w/video)...
  • WSJ poll: Obama leads Romney by seven, Palin by 22 (barf alert!)

    12/15/2010 6:00:53 PM PST · by Justaham · 67 replies · 1+ views
    hotair.com ^ | 12-15-10 | Allahpundit
    It’s a poll of adults, not even of registered voters, and the sample’s probably tilted a bit too far towards Democrats (42/33 if you include leaners), so scale the Republican numbers up by four or five points. An interesting trend for Romney: After seeing his favorables dip just before the midterms, he’s now back to where he was in July 2009. An early indicator that as the ObamaCare debate recedes, some conservatives are turning less chilly towards him?
  • Richard Holbrook’s [sic] Last Words “Stop This War In Afghanistan”

    12/14/2010 7:23:52 AM PST · by libh8er · 53 replies · 1+ views
    AOMID News ^ | 12.14.2010 | Ben Adder
    Richard C. Holbrooke, 69, passed away Monday after doctors conducted the surgery to repair a tear in an artery in his heart. Most recently he served as the President’s point man in the highly volatile Afghan-Pakistani war zone. World leaders today mourn the death of a diplomat who led the end of the Bosnian war on the 15th anniversary of the peace deal he helped design. Deal Maker Of Respect In 1995 Mr Holbrooke seized the opportunity presented by the Bosnian/Croatian military prowess against the Serbs and the Nato decision after the Srebrenica massacre to finally intervene with air attacks....
  • Route 5 back open after suspicious package investigation

    12/13/2010 4:39:44 PM PST · by Flavius · 7 replies
    cny ^ | 12/13/10 | by Kristy Smorol
    Camillus Police have reopened Route 5 in both directions. The highway was shut down for more than three hours because of a suspicious package.
  • U.S. guns tied to crime south of border

    12/13/2010 12:24:34 PM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 24 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 12-13-10 | James Grimaldi
    No other state has produced more guns seized by police in the brutal Mexican drug wars than Texas. In the Lone Star State, no other city has more guns linked to Mexican crime scenes than Houston. And in the Texas oil town, no single independent dealer stands out more for selling guns traced from south of the border than Bill Carter. No other state has produced more guns seized by police in the brutal Mexican drug wars than Texas. In the Lone Star State, no other city has more guns linked to Mexican crime scenes than Houston. And in the...
  • Our new don't ask Don't tell army (vanity)

    12/12/2010 6:29:24 PM PST · by eastforker · 8 replies
    montypython ^ | 12/12/10 | eastforker
    Liberals,Looking forward to DADT. This is what you will get.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol5Dfs7jqFI&feature=related
  • On O’Reilly, Rangel gets testy, evasive, denies guilt and exclaims, "Hell, no!"

    12/11/2010 4:27:23 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 11, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    On O’Reilly, Rangel gets testy, evasive, denies guilt and exclaims, "Hell, no!" In an interview on The O’Reilly Factor from just this past Thursday, disgraced and censured congressman Charlie Rangel appeared to first talk about, ostensibly, why Barack Obama refused to express confidence in him during his ethics investigation. However, the interview soon changed course when O’Reilly prodded Rangel a little bit on his ethics problems and his guilt. Despite the fact that O’Reilly tried his best to be overly polite to the old man, as soon as the line of questioning went to his ethics scandal, Rangel got so...
  • Every cigarette puff causes damage

    12/10/2010 7:11:04 PM PST · by Krankor · 93 replies · 2+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 12/10/2010 | Monifa Thomas
    Even brief exposure to tobacco smoke — from, say, an occasional puff or secondhand smoke — can damage DNA in ways that lead to cancer, according to the U.S. Surgeon General’s first new report on tobacco in four years. “Tobacco smoke damages almost every organ in your body,” surgeon general Regina Benjamin said in the report released Thursday. In someone with underlying heart disease, Benjamin said, “One cigarette can cause a heart attack.” One in five deaths nationwide is attributed to cigarettes, according to the report — about the same percentage of adults and older teens who smoke. The 700-page...
  • Napolitano: DREAM Act Helps Border Security

    12/03/2010 12:31:29 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 02, 2010 | Joy Lin
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano urged Congress to pass the DREAM Act, arguing that the statutory revision would help her agency "do its job of enforcing the nation's immigration law." In a conference call with reporters Thursday, Napolitano said that, while the Dream Act is not a substitute for immigration reform, it would allow the DHS to focus its resources on deporting illegal immigrants with criminal records. The DREAM Act would provide a path to legalization for children who arrived in the U.S. before the age of 16, lived in the U.S. for at least five years, earned a high...
  • Sea Level Could Rise in South, Fall in North

    12/02/2010 5:02:44 PM PST · by PROCON · 48 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | Dec. 2, 2010 | Gerald Traufetter
    Climate change is expected to cause sea levels to rise -- at least in some parts of the world. Elsewhere, the level of the ocean will actually fall. Scientists are trying to get a better picture of the complex phenomenon, which also depends on a host of natural factors. When presented as a globe, the Earth looks as round and smooth as a billiard ball. To anyone standing on a beach, the ocean looks as flat as a pancake. But perception is deceptive. "In reality, the water in the oceans wobbles all over the place," says oceanographer Detlef Stammer. He...
  • Another Sign Unions Losing Influence

    11/29/2010 12:51:19 PM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 11/29/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Unions in America really are under assault from every direction. Certainly they are still powerful and not to be under estimated, but unions really have lost much of the power they once had. At less than 20 percent of the work force these days, the unions that are left have been finding themselves being forced to make the sort of concessions that they once would never even consider. The New York Times reports on one more bit of news showing that unions are taking deals just to stay working that once would have been flatly refused as two-tiered wage scales...