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  • Mitts Closing Argument

    11/05/2012 2:15:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2012 | Brian and Garrett Fahy
    Fellow citizens, As voters, you are the jury of this election. You must render a verdict on the presidents stewardship of this nation for the past four years. Yours is a solemn duty, one enshrined in the Constitution and held sacred by over two hundred years of law and tradition. Based on the evidence before you, I believe the verdict is clear. At the Republican convention, Paul Ryan and I asked for your vote, and we explained why we, not President Obama, deserve it. We promised not to lower the seas or heal the planet, but simply to enact commonsense...
  • Red Flag Over the Atlantic - China is angling to take over a U.S. airbase in the Azores.

    11/05/2012 12:55:55 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 5, 2012 | Gordon G. Chang
    On June 27, a plane carrying Wen Jiabao made a “technical” stop on the island of Terceira, in the Azores. Following an official greeting by Alamo Meneses, the regional secretary of environment of the sea, the Chinese premier spent four hours touring the remote Portuguese outpost in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.Wen’s Terceira walkabout, which followed a four-nation visit to South America, largely escaped notice at the time, but alarm bells should have immediately gone off in Washington and in European capitals. For one thing, Wen’s last official stop on the trip was Santiago, the capital of Chile....
  • Canada Bleeding Private Jobs; Vancouver Home Sales Plunge 16.7 Percent; Crash Awaits

    11/05/2012 12:42:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    The Financial Post has an interesting story on the state of the Canadian jobs market. It seem over 100% of job growth is from government jobs. Please consider Employment numbers hide the fact Canada is bleeding private sector jobsCanada may have added 1,800 jobs in October, but that number hides the fact that almost all the gains came from government and that the private sector lost more than 20,000 jobs. The 1,800 jobs added was already a disappointment compared with the 10,000 economists had forecast. According to Statistics Canada, that left the unemployment rate unchanged at 7.4%. The six-month average...
  • Romney crushes Obama in Poland (poll)

    11/05/2012 12:02:52 PM PST · by Matt_DZ_PL · 16 replies
    TVN24 News Official Website ^ | Nov.5, 2012 | TVN24 News
    Sonda (Poll)Ktory kandydat na prezydenta USA jest lepszym wyborem dla Polski?[Which candidate for the President of the USA is a better choice from the Polish point of view?]  Wyniki glosowania [results]  Barack Obama (demokrata)  41%Mitt Romney (republikanin)   59%   Oddanych głosow: [online votes] 43,988
  • The End of Our National Tragedy? Romney Takes Lead in Final Rasmussen Poll ( Gallup also)

    11/05/2012 11:34:50 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Monday, November 5, 2012, 9:42 AM | Jim Hoft
    Full Title:*******************************************************The End of Our National Tragedy? Romney Takes Lead in Final Rasmussen Poll Update: Romney Leads in Gallup Poll Too********************************************* Is the end of our national tragedy near? Mitt Romney took the lead today in the final Rasmussen poll before election day. Romney leads President Obama by one point, 49-48.Rasmussen reported: The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 48%. Two percent (1%) prefer some other candidate, and one percent (1%) remains undecided.Rasmussen Reports will conduct our final tracking...
  • Navy test-fires missiles from robot boats

    11/05/2012 10:15:36 AM PST · by null and void · 17 replies
    FOX News ^ | Nov 05, 2012 4:07 AM PST
    U.S. Navy ships face the growing threat of small boat swarms used by terrorists, pirates or enemy countries. New testing has shown off a possible counter that looks strangely similar except for the lack of human sailors small robot boats armed with missiles. The Navy launched six missiles from an unmanned surface boat called the unmanned surface vessel precision engagement module (USV PEM) during testing on Oct. 24. The 36-foot robot boat carries both missiles and a .50 caliber machine gun that can take on small boats that may threaten larger Navy warships. "Technology demonstrated in...
  • Obama favored in his ancestral Kenyan village

    11/05/2012 9:05:07 AM PST · by null and void · 14 replies
    AP ^ | JOE MWIHIA and BEN CURTIS
    KOGELO, Kenya At President Barack Obama's ancestral village in Kenya, witch doctor John Dimo tossed some shells, bones and other items to determine who will win Tuesday's election. After throwing the objects like so many dice outside his hut in Kogelo village, Dimo, who says he is 105 years old, points to a white shell and declares: "Obama is very far ahead and is definitely going to win." While pollsters in the U.S. are using interviews, statistical analysis and the technology to predict the outcome of the election in America - one that is expected to be close - Dimo...
  • What President Obama Really Said In That '60 Minutes' Interview About Benghazi

    11/05/2012 7:52:23 AM PST · by Son House · 18 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 05, 2012 | Bret Baier
    Two days before the election, CBS posted additional portions of a Sept. 12 "60 Minutes" interview where President Obama seems to contradict himself on the Benghazi attack. As the Benghazi investigation gets more attention and focus, CBS is once again adding to the Benghazi timeline. ..These are two crucial answers in the big picture. Right after getting out of the Rose Garden, where, according to the second debate and other accounts he definitively called the attack terrorism, Obama is asked point blank about not calling it terrorism. He blinks and does not push back. Understand that this interview is just...
  • (FNC) Exclusive: Cable warning of Benghazi consulate vulnerability would have gone to White House,

    11/05/2012 7:02:16 AM PST · by maggief · 14 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 5, 2012 | Catherine Herridge
    Current and former intelligence officials tell Fox News that a classified State Department cable sent Aug. 16 -- and which said the Benghazi consulate could not defend against a "coordinated attack" -- would certainly have gone to the White House National Security Council staff. "The National Security Council sees everything," a former senior intelligence official told Fox News. "The staff are sitting on top of all the cable traffic which means the national security advisor (Tom Donilon) and deputy national security advisor (Denis McDonough) have some explaining to do. If Libya was of interest to this administration, the national security...
  • Sudanese Islamist: Obama Should Win, Baraka Means Blessing (enemy endorsement)

    11/05/2012 6:20:00 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    IsraelNews ^ | November 5, 2012
    A Sudanese opposition leader and prominent Sunni Muslim who had links to al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in the 1990s said he hopes President Barack Obama will get re-elected in Tuesday’s much anticipated election, AFP reported.“You know what ‘Baraka’ means in Arabic? Blessing,” said veteran Islamist leader Hassan al-Turabi, who served as the secretary-general of the Islamic Charter Front, a political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood that advocated an Islamic constitution and opposed western secularism.“Obama of course,” Turabi told AFP, when asked about his U.S. presidential preference during an interview. “He’s gentle towards the Muslims generally,” Turabi said, and referred...
  • Obama's woman in Tehran (Valerie Jarrett)

    11/05/2012 6:07:20 AM PST · by maggief · 15 replies
    Ynet ^ | November 5, 2012 | Alex Fishman
    A Chicago lawyer is the key player behind the secret talks between the US and Iran. Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday. A close friend of Michelle Obama, Valerie Jarrett is assisting the US government communicate behind the scenes with the representatives of Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei. Jarret, who was born in the Iranian city of Shiraz, is a senior advisor to US President Barack Obama. Last month, The New York Times reported that the US government is engaged in secret talks with Iran aimed at establishing a direct line of communication once the US presidential elections are over. The National...
  • Bret Baier: What President Obama really said in that '60 Minutes' interview about Benghazi

    11/05/2012 5:27:00 AM PST · by maggief · 33 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 5, 2012 | Bret Baier
    ANALYSIS: Two days before the election, CBS posted additional portions of a Sept. 12 "60 Minutes" interview where President Obama seems to contradict himself on the Benghazi attack. As the Benghazi investigation gets more attention and focus, CBS is once again adding to the Benghazi timeline. In the interview, according to the latest portions, Obama would not say whether he thought the attack was terrorism. Yet he would later emphasize at a presidential debate that in the Rose Garden the same day, he had declared the attack an act of terror. That moment was one of the most intense exchanges...
  • Fox & Friends Has Its Theories About 60 Minutes Libya Edit: Could A Call Have Been Made?

    11/05/2012 4:41:06 AM PST · by maggief · 12 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 5, 2012 | Alex Alvarez
    On Monday, the hosts of Fox & Friends turned their collective attention over to CBS 60 Minutes interview with President Barack Obama in the days following the attack in Benghazi. Why, the hosts wanted to know, did the show not air a portion of the interview wherein the President says the following: Well, its too early to tell exactly how this came about, what group was involved, but obviously it was an attack on Americans. The hosts had some theories. Steve Doocy, for instance, found the Presidents use of the word groups interesting, particularly given the still-unfolding timeline of who...
  • U.S. general: Obama paralyzed by fear (MOH recipient)

    11/05/2012 3:41:42 AM PST · by neveralib · 35 replies
    WND ^ | November 4, 2012 | By Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, U.S. Army (ret.)
    THIS IS AN EXCERPT: For years, many veterans and active military have been alarmed about the idiocy of the changes in battlefield evacuation known as Dust Off. For reasons having nothing to do with patient care, Dust Off has been removed from the control of the professionals, the medics, and put under the control of amateurs, aviation staff officers. According to Gen. Creighton Abrams, former U.S. Army chief of staff and former supreme commander in Vietnam: A special word about the Dust Offs Courage above and beyond the call of duty was sort of routine to them. It was...
  • Red China: Conservatives dominate latest line-up for new Communist Party leadership

    11/05/2012 2:03:12 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 11/5/2012 | Shi Jiangtao in Beijing
    Conservatives appear poised to dominate the Communist Party's new leadership as furious horse trading continues ahead of next week's transfer of power in Beijing. The latest consensus among outgoing leaders, their immediate successors and influential party elders is that the party's innermost circle may still be subject to last-minute changes ahead of the 18th congress starting on Thursday, according to sources close to the inner workings of the once-a-decade generational transition. However, the sources said that the Politburo Standing Committee's likeliest line-up was now packed with conservatives including vice-premier and Chongqing party chief Zhang Dejiang, 65, propaganda chief Liu Yunshan,...
  • The Worst News from Benghazi

    11/05/2012 12:26:50 AM PST · by neverdem · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 5, 2012 | James Lewis
    It is now apparent that the president of the United States countermanded standing Pentagon orders to help American personnel under attack. Ambassador Stevens and three others were left to die without AC-130 Spectres and rescue teams that are always on standby in the Africom theater. Only the White House could have countermanded those standing orders, and we know that POTUS had an emergency meeting with Panetta and Hillary within 55 minutes of the start of the attack. AFRICOM's General Carter F. Ham was fired -- presumably for wanting to rescue the Americans under fire. Ambassador Stevens and his people were...
  • Behind crisis in Benghazi, a lack of firepower

    11/05/2012 12:20:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 5, 2012 | By Rowan Scarborough
    As Americans fought for their lives in Benghazi, Libya, the Pentagons options for direct intervention were narrowed to one: a fleet of F-16 fighters parked across the Mediterranean at NATO's air base in Aviano, Italy. How the best military in the world came to having only one real choice in a terrorist attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other U.S. citizens is the story of an ill-equipped commander. U.S. Africa Command, which oversees military options in North Africa, had no access to AC-130 gunships or to armed drones, such as the Predator, that could have killed...
  • The Threat Doctrine that Cries 'Blasphemy'

    11/04/2012 11:18:21 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 4, 2012 | Janet Levy
    For the past 25 years, the Muslim Brotherhood in North America has been pursuing a comprehensive strategy to control what non-Muslims know about Islam. This multi-pronged threat doctrine seeks to prohibit open discussion and to abridge free speech. It also seeks to curtail education and training given to the military, law enforcement, intelligence, and government about the true nature of Islam. Overall, the Brotherhood's agenda seeks to block a fair and critical appraisal of Islamic doctrine, pursue a stealth civilizational jihad against the West, and, ultimately, render us impotent to defend ourselves. A review of the Brotherhood's progress in this...
  • Nazi Leaders Sister Hid Jews Near Brussels

    11/04/2012 10:55:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | November 4th, 2012
    The sister of a Belgian Nazi leader hid three Jews in her home near Brussels during the Holocaust, according to one of the survivors. Hanna Nadel, now 86, said she, her mother and her niece were rescued by M. Cornet, the sister of Leon Degrelle, who, as leader of the Belgian Nazi Rexen movement, was responsible for deporting Jews to their deaths during the German occupation of Belgium. Nadels account, related to historian Jan Maes, appeared earlier this week in the Belgian-Jewish monthly Joods Actueel, The three, having escaped deportation orders, wandered with their suitcases around the town of Sint-Genesius...
  • 500 American Warriors to Run Ad Endorsing Mitt Romney for President

    11/04/2012 9:37:00 PM PST · by JouleZ · 16 replies
    Pj Tatler ^ | November 4, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    A star-studded list of retired high ranking US military officers is set to shake up the presidential race as the nation heads into Election Day, November 6. GEN Hugh Shelton (USA-ret) and GEN Tommy Franks (USA-ret) are among the military heavyweights who are taking out a full page ad in Mondays Washington Times, the Tatler has learned.