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  • 3 U.S. students arrested amid Cairo protests (for throwing "firebombs" at police)

    11/22/2011 8:56:51 AM PST · by markomalley · 36 replies · 1+ views
    AP/CBS ^ | 11/22/11
    Three U.S. students have been arrested in Cairo for allegedly throwing firebombs at Egyptian security forces amid ongoing anti-government protests. The Americans attend the American University in Cairo as exchange students. The school, which sits on Tahrir Square, the central protest site, confirmed the students' arrest. National television showed video of the three, identified as Derrik Sweeney, from Georgetown University, Luke Gates, from Indiana University and Greg Porter, from Drexel University. Kevin Sweeney, Derrick's father, told CBS Radio news that his son was being held in a courthouse in Cairo.
  • Super Committee Fails to Reach Deficit Agreement

    11/21/2011 2:12:14 PM PST · by illiac · 73 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/21/11 | Billy House
    The bipartisan congressional committee tasked with finding at least $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction announced on Monday it cannot reach agreement by the Wednesday deadline, a stark if not unexpected admission that its efforts have ended in failure. "After months of hard work and intense deliberations, we have come to the conclusion today that it will not be possible to make any bipartisan agreement available to the public before the committee’s deadline," the co-chairs, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said. The declaration came late Monday afternoon in a written statement from the 12-member Joint Select Committee...
  • My Note to Mayor Bloomberg

    11/17/2011 5:59:33 AM PST · by bboop · 20 replies
    self | November 16 2011 | self
    Dear Mayor Bloomberg -- Just wanted you to know -- my husband and I have cancelled our reservations for NYC for next week due to your ridiculous coddling of the OWS group. We don't want to caught in the chaos that you seem to want to coexist with, and we don't want to give our money to help pay for the services you all are providing to allow the campers to run the show. Every parent knows that you have to stop temper tantrums immediately or they will escalate. You are making a farce of your fair city.
  • Live Coverage: Occupy Denver Breaks into BlogCon 11 (With Video)

    11/11/2011 1:33:31 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 27 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/11/11 | Aurelius
    Occupy Wall Street protesters have apparently broken into "BlogCon 11." While the group went in to rile up trouble, those at the convention are taking it in good spirits and are openly mocking the OWSers. And instead of being offended, those at BlogCon are taking pictures and video of the idiots that broke in: Convention-goers are also chanting various things, mocking the imbecilic rants that OWSers repeat. One example: "More taste, less filling! More taste, less filling!" Update, 4:18pm- Some of the better tweets on the situation:
  • Video: Man shot dead at #OccupyVermont

    11/10/2011 6:23:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    BlueGrassPundit ^ | 11/10/11 | Breitbart TV
    Just like the Tea Party.
  • Need advice: Friend marrying broke Muslim loser [vanity]

    11/10/2011 9:50:19 AM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 124 replies
    Short version: What's the tactful way to tell a friend she's marrying a loser, and should I bother? Long version: A friend of mine, who is nominally a conservative Christian, is engaged to her liberal Muslim boyfriend of two years. At many points along the way, I dropped subtle hints about how unwise it is for a Christian to marry a non-Christian. I'm not sure why she started dating him in the first place, but I have three guesses from observing the relationship from the beginning. 1) He pursued her relentlessly. 2) He's more masculine than most of the other...
  • Sheriff: 56 exotic animals escaped from farm near Zanesville; 49 killed by authorities

    10/19/2011 6:03:10 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 193 replies
    dispatch.com ^ | October 19, 2011 | Dispatch staff reporter Kathy Lynn Gray and Staff
    The animals that were killed included 18 tigers, nine male lions, eight female lions, six black bears, three mountain lions, two grizzly bears, one baboon and two wolves, Sheriff Matt Lutz said.
  • Protesters Debate What Demands, if Any, to Make (Laugh Alert)

    10/17/2011 3:39:29 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 32 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 16 Oct 2011 | MEREDITH HOFFMAN
    In a quiet corner across the street from Zuccotti Park, a cluster of 25 solemn-faced protesters struggled one night to give Occupy Wall Street what critics have found to be most lacking. “We absolutely need demands,” said Shawn Redden, 35, an earnest history teacher in the group. “Like Frederick Douglass said, ‘Power concedes nothing without a demand.’ ” The influence and staying power of Occupy Wall Street are undeniable: similar movements have sprouted around the world, as the original group enters its fifth week in the financial district. Yet a frequent criticism of the protesters has been the absence of...
  • OccupyWallStreet vs. Bill Whittle

    10/14/2011 6:03:17 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 12 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 10-14-11 | Stoutcat
    I know who my money’s on: Bill Whittle delivers yet another awesome Afterburner, taking to task the Wall Street Whiners... [video]
  • Face-off looms as NY protesters fear eviction (Bloomberg lays down the law)

    10/13/2011 1:58:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10/13/11 | Brigitte Dusseau
    Face-off looms as NY protesters fear evictionBy Brigitte Dusseau | AFP – 8 minutes ago **SNIP** In a statement on their website, the Occupy Wall Street movement urged supporters to join them at 6:00 am (1000 GMT) on Friday at Zuccotti Park for "non-violent eviction defense." "Bloomberg says that the park will be open for public usage following the cleaning, but with a notable caveat: Occupy Wall Street participants must follow the rules. These rules include, 'no tarps or sleeping bags' and 'no lying down,'" the statement said. "So, seems likely that this is their attempt to shut down #OWS...
  • Forgive Student Loans? (93% of Wall Street Protesters Surveyed Want Student Load Forgiveness)

    10/11/2011 8:18:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/11/2011 | Richard Vedder
    As the Wall Street protests grow and expand beyond New York, growing scrutiny of the nascent movement is warranted. What do these folks want? Alongside their ranting about the inequality of incomes, the alleged inordinate power of Wall Street and large corporations, the high level of unemployment, and the like, one policy goal ranks high with most protesters: the forgiveness of student-loan debt. In an informal survey of over 50 protesters in New York last Tuesday, blogger and equity research analyst David Maris found 93 percent of them advocated student-loan forgiveness. An online petition drive advocating student-loan forgiveness has gathered...
  • Idiots who voted for Obama

    10/08/2011 6:44:33 PM PDT · by Baynative · 32 replies
    You Tube ^ | Aug 22, 2009 | funpakers page You Tube
    Never, ever, ever underestimate the power of the media in determining election outcomes.
  • Proposed List Of Demands For Occupy Wall St Movement!

    10/05/2011 9:36:34 PM PDT · by Greystoke · 40 replies
    http://occupywallst.org ^ | Sept. 25, 2011 | LloydJHart
    Demand one: Restoration of the living wage. This demand can only be met by ending "Freetrade" by re-imposing trade tariffs on all imported goods entering the American market to level the playing field for domestic family farming and domestic manufacturing as most nations that are dumping cheap products onto the American market have radical wage and environmental regulation advantages. Another policy that must be instituted is raise the minimum wage to twenty dollars an hr. Demand two: Institute a universal single payer healthcare system. To do this all private insurers must be banned from the healthcare market as their only...
  • Occupy Wall Street

    10/02/2011 5:30:59 PM PDT · by Razzz42 · 25 replies
    The movement known as Occupy Wall Street has been going on since September 17th, 2011. It is now showing to the world that the constitutional rights of the American people do not exist. There is no right to peaceful assembly and to see NYPD at its finest acting like communist thugs, is a sign of the times and what awaits us on the horizon. The Internet is the only real news any more for everything else is in some way tainted. The majority of the news broadcasts are skipping this story of covering it very, very little. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z8MJKsCypc&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL49D16CDD 9B70D7D3 It...
  • Alabama Billboard Hopes to Reach Potential Idiots Before 2012 Election (hee hee hee)

    09/27/2011 7:35:09 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 26, 2011 | Posted by Jim Hoft
    A billboard Athens, Alabama reaches out to potential idiots. WHNT reported: The corner of Capshaw and East Limestone Road hardly qualifies as a bustling intersection, but a nearby billboard has been getting the area attention. The billboard reads, “If you voted for our current president in 2008 to prove you weren’t a racist, please vote for someone else in 2012 to prove you’re not an idiot. Thank you . . . Concerned Citizens of America.” But they aren’t the only citizens that are concerned. Local resident Lee Daniels says, “To make the statement that a vote for 2012 to prove...
  • 2 hikers released from Iranian prison return to US (left wing activists released for 500K EACH)

    09/25/2011 9:43:10 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 48 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/24/2011 | Yahoo News
    NEW YORK (AP) — Two Americans held for more than two years in an Iranian prison on accusations of spying returned to the U.S. on Sunday, ending a diplomatic ordeal that began with what they called a wrong turn into the wrong country. Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer arrived at Kennedy Airport in New York City at about 11 a.m. (1500 GMT). The two were released from prison last week. They arrived Wednesday in Oman under a $1 million bail deal and were embraced by relatives.
  • Police: Two men went partying with dead friend in backseat

    09/21/2011 7:55:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 16, 2011 | Web Staff, FOX31 Denver
    DENVER -- In a case reminiscent of the 1989 film “Weekend at Bernie’s,” prosecutors say two men went for a night on the town with their friend dead in the backseat of their car. Robert Young, 43, and Mark Rubinson, 25, are charged with abusing a corpse, identity theft and criminal impersonation in connection with the case, which occurred on the night of Aug. 27. “It’s an unusual case. It’s a very sad case,” said Denver District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough. “The charges allege that these two young men put their buddy into the car...and basically went out on...
  • Republican Leaders Warn Bernanke Against QE3

    09/20/2011 10:14:11 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-20-2011 | Zeke Miller
    Republican Leaders Warn Bernanke Against QE3 Zeke Miller Sep. 20, 2011, 7:13 PM | Top Republican lawmakers in both chambers of Congress warned Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke against pursuing another round of quantitative easing after tomorrow's meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee. Questioning the efficacy of the first two rounds of monetary easing, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-AZ) said they are concerned another round of QE could "exacerbate current problems or further harm the U.S. economy." Here's...
  • Full Text: Republicans’ Letter to Bernanke Questioning More Fed Action.

    09/20/2011 8:28:03 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/20/2011 | Boehner, McConnell, Cantor, Kyl
    Dear Chairman Bernanke, It is our understanding that the Board Members of the Federal Reserve will meet later this week to consider additional monetary stimulus proposals. We write to express our reservations about any such measures. Respectfully, we submit that the board should resist further extraordinary intervention in the U.S. economy, particularly without a clear articulation of the goals of such a policy, direction for success, ample data proving a case for economic action and quantifiable benefits to the American people. It is not clear that the recent round of quantitative easing undertaken by the Federal Reserve has facilitated economic...
  • Group Calls to Ban Pledge of Allegiance at Massachusetts Schools

    09/08/2011 2:47:30 PM PDT · by Mind Freed · 15 replies
    Days before the 10th anniversary of 9/11 a leader from a group in Massachusetts is calling on public schools in one town to ban students from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, saying it has no educational value and the pressure it places on children to participate makes his “skin crawl,” The Boston Globe reported. Martin Rosenthal, the co-chair of Brookline Political Action for Peace, or Brookline Pax, told the paper the pledge puts “kids in an uncomfortable situation” and doesn’t belong in schools. The group, therefore, will ask town meeting voters in November to pass a nonbinding resolution on the...