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  • Boehner Exclusive: Raising Tax Rates 'Unacceptable' but Will Put New Revenue on Table

    11/08/2012 3:02:59 PM PST · by tobyhill · 24 replies
    abc news ^ | 11/8/2012 | By JOHN PARKINSON
    Raising tax rates is "unacceptable" to House Speaker John Boehner as he prepares to open negotiations on the looming "fiscal cliff" with the president and congressional Democrats, he told "World News" anchor Diane Sawyer today in an exclusive interview. "Raising tax rates is unacceptable," Boehner, R-Ohio, said in his first broadcast interview since the election Tuesday. "Frankly, it couldn't even pass the House. I'm not sure it could pass the Senate." That stance could set up a real showdown with the White House given that the president has said he would veto any deal that does not allow tax cuts...
  • Superstorm Sandy: FEMA Trailers May be Used to House Homeless

    11/08/2012 3:02:54 PM PST · by count-your-change · 21 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 11/6/2012 | ANTHONY CASTELLANO
    FEMA has already dispensed close to $200 million in emergency housing assistance and put 34,000 people in New York and New Jersey in hotels and motels. Still, city and state officials have not laid out an official plan with specifics to move the homeless into long-term housing in an already congested area.
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,November 8,2012

    11/08/2012 2:59:24 PM PST · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | November 8,2012 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Rumor Has It We're Sending Humans Beyond The Moon

    11/08/2012 2:52:51 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    TBI ^ | Dina Spector
    Rumor Has It We're Sending Humans Beyond The Moon Dina SpectorNov. 8, 2012, 3:55 PMNASA. The Orion capsule will carry astronauts farther into the solar system than ever before President Barack Obama is still in power, which is good news for NASA, whose budget, strategy and missions may have been revised under defeated Republication presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Space policy expert John Logsdon told Space.com's Mike Wall that plans to send humans to the far side of the moon have already been approved by the Obama administration, but were kept hush-hush in case Romney won Tuesday night's election. The plan...
  • Here's How Israel Thinks It Could Attack Iran Without Setting Off WW3

    11/08/2012 2:52:14 PM PST · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    business insider ^ | 2 days after death of our nation | David Patrikarakos
    Israeli military leaders have conducted a war game simulating a strike on Iranian nuclear facilities, three days after the US Presidential elections. They concluded such an operation could be pulled off without plunging the whole region into war. Iranian experts disagree. David Patrikarakos reports. On the 24 September at Israel’s National Institute of Security Studies, an obdurately dull building off a main road in Tel Aviv, three dozen men and women drawn from the top echelons of Israel’s political and military elite met to play a war-game, the outcome of which could help decide whether Israel goes to war with...
  • Election Results from A to Z

    11/08/2012 2:48:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies
    The American ^ | November 7, 2012 | Karlyn Bowman
    Here are some of the more interesting results from yesterdayÂ’s exit polls. Exit polls tell us how people voted and why, and they provide demographic and attitudinal information to give us a fuller picture of election results. Representatives of the National Election Pool, the consortium of the five networks and the Associated Press, ask voters leaving the polls to answer questions and Edison Research conducts the exit poll for the consortium. The exit poll allows us to compare the answers of voters and national samples. Below are some of the results we found most interesting.Abortion: The National Election Pool...
  • Boehner: ‘Obamacare Is The Law Of The Land’

    11/08/2012 2:46:03 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 206 replies
    As ABC News reports, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has confirmed that the House GOP will no longer attempt to repeal Obamacare. When asked about the future of the health care reform law, Boehner said “the election changes that” and “Obamacare is the law of the land.”
  • How many times did you vote?

    11/08/2012 2:45:29 PM PST · by MNDude · 9 replies
    http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/how-many-times-did-you-vote-for-your-candidate.240341/ http://phantasytour.com/bands/1/topics/3273720/posts http://www.carolinahuddle.com/boards/topic/79493-how-many-times-did-you-vote/ http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2794591 http://proudtobeafilthyliberalscum.com/2012/11/03/voting-in-the-dark/ http://lunaticoutpost.com/Topic-I-voted-4-times-in-4-counties https://twitter.com/chadiboy347/status/54509131792515072
  • Spread the Wealth? I Say Spread the Pain.

    11/08/2012 2:43:14 PM PST · by FlipWilson · 20 replies
    Me
    Here we sit on the good ship USA sailing merily along. We have tried repeatedly to tell passengers that there is an ice berg dead ahead, a fiscal cliff, Greece, etc. Despite our warnings they have not and will not listen to us. We have tried to tell the people about the pain being caused to them. Again, they will not and have not listened. Instead, they voted to not only stay on the ship but to stay on course. Understanding how (some) of the electorate got there is important. In my opinion some of it starts with the nature...
  • What Four More Year Mean

    11/08/2012 2:40:45 PM PST · by mgist · 2 replies
    email ^ | 11/8/12 | Steve Elliott, Grassfire
    "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29 Those words sound so good. The future is bright. God has a plan for prosperity, for a real hope and a real future. On the eve of the election, it must have meant a Romney win, the GOP takes the Senate and we start the rollback of the Obama regime, right? Not exactly. The Plan Was ExileHere's the shocking context of Jeremiah 29 (and I offer to you, the...
  • Washington voters approve gay marriage [Traditional Marriage Supporters Concede]

    11/08/2012 2:29:15 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/8/12 | RACHEL LA CORTE
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state has approved gay marriage, joining Maine and Maryland as the first states to pass same-sex marriage by popular vote. Voter returns released since election night show Referendum 74 has maintained its lead. Opponents conceded the race Thursday, while supporters declared victory a day earlier.
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Thursday, November-8-2012

    11/08/2012 2:25:19 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 76 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Capitol Christmas tree visits GJ

    11/08/2012 2:22:41 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 4 replies
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | 11/8/12 | Richie Ann Ashcraft
    Several hundred people gathered in the parking lot at Cabela’s Wednesday morning to get a glimpse of the Capital Christmas tree which was cut last weekend in the White River National Forest near Meeker. “Isn’t it just beautiful?” asked Carmen Brin as she used her hands to shield the sun so she could see through the clear plastic that revealed just the tip of the 73-foot-tall Engelmann Spruce. Others signed their names or wrote holiday messages on the tarp used to protect the tree as it is carried by semi-truck across the nation en route to Washington, D.C. “We came...
  • The Election and the Right [Good Analysis With The Stats We Have Now]

    11/08/2012 2:14:19 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/8/12 | Yuval Levin
    As we seem to be well into the “if only they had done what I would have done” stage of post-election analysis, I’m happy to admit that I believe that if the Romney campaign had offered a more coherent agenda and case regarding our economic predicament and positioned it within a broader argument about the nature of American life they could well have had far more success... First of all, the figures we have so far (even acknowledging that the exit polls were incomplete and imperfect, and that there are still some votes here and there to be tallied) suggest...
  • Bill O’Reilly: If the Economy Does Not Turn Around, the Democrat Party Will “Evaporate” (Video)

    11/08/2012 2:13:51 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 98 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 8,2012 | Jim Hoft
    Bill O’Reilly suggested last night that the Democrat Party may have some trouble if they can’t turn things around. “If the economy does not turn around, you can forget about the Democratic Party. They’re going to just evaporate. The people have been very generous to Barack Obama. The American people have been very generous to him. They’re giving him another chance. If he fails now. Believe me.”
  • Cuomo: NY superstorm damage could total $33B

    11/08/2012 2:12:01 PM PST · by Kartographer · 11 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 11/8/12 | COLLEEN LONG and FRANK ELTMAN
    Damage in New York state from Superstorm Sandy could total $33 billion when all is said and done, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday as the state began cleaning up from a nor'easter that dumped snow, brought down power lines and left hundreds of thousands of new customers in darkness. A damage forecasting firm had previously estimated that Sandy might have caused $30 billion to $50 billion in economic losses from the Carolinas to Maine, including property damage, lost business and extra living expenses. Cuomo's estimate will likely push the bill even higher. A damage estimate of even $50 billion total...
  • MY TAKE AND A PROPOSAL

    11/08/2012 2:10:11 PM PST · by 7thson · 13 replies
    I have thought this over after the election and some other things I have thought about before the election and over the last several years. Question – what seems to be the common denominator for all elections over the past several ones – that either make it close for our side when we win or bad when we lose? It may sound trite or a cliché but to me it is the media. Think about the debates for instance. It seems the liberal media hacks always moderate the debates. Why is that? There were the Kennedy-Nixon debates of 1960 and...
  • How the 57% who want less government can save money and teach the 43% wanting more goverment

    11/08/2012 2:10:02 PM PST · by CriticalThinking · 7 replies
    4 Your Country ^ | 11/18/12 | 4 Your Country
    Whatever the reason for America's decision, the reality is that taxes and government will continue to consume disproportionate resources to pay off our past excesses. 43% of those that voted, a large fraction of those voting for President Obama, thinks government should do more. Since government ultimately gets money from taxpayers, that means 43% of the voters want things from the other 57% of voters. Politicians call this 57% the 1%. If you are part of the 57% you might consider the following steps to protect your finances. Actually, since the Government won't be able to offer more goodies for...
  • ELCA presiding bishop shares a post-election message

    11/08/2012 2:05:16 PM PST · by lightman · 10 replies
    ELCA News Service ^ | 7 November AD 2012 | Melissa Ramirez-Cooper
    ELCA presiding bishop shares a post-election message 12-69-MRC CHICAGO (ELCA) - With the 2012 elections coming to a close in the United States, the Rev. Mark S. Hanson, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), offers a post-election pastoral message on video at http://bit.ly/WwGcVT. “Whether you are rejoicing or lamenting the outcome of the elections, or maybe you are just relieved that campaigning is over, we need to ask, 'now what?'” said Hanson. Hanson has served as ELCA presiding bishop since 2001. He was elected to a second six-year term in 2007. From 2003 to 2010, he...
  • This is a time for Howard Roarke, not Henry Rearden (yet)

    11/08/2012 2:00:56 PM PST · by HannibalHamlinJr · 8 replies
    self / The Fountainhead | self | self
    Hey team - I'm going to make a suggestion. That now is not the time to be sloppily bandying about Atlas Shrugged. It's a pretty clear concept, and I don't think it's good to be calling 'not buying newspapers' the same thing as 'shrugging.' It's the left's job to mutiliate words and concepts, not ours. But instead of harping on that, I'm going to take another road. "I don't believe it matters to me- that they're going to destroy it. Maybe it hurts so much that I don't even know I'm hurt. But I don't think so. If you want...
  • 332,754 Votes Would Have Secured a Romney Victory

    11/08/2012 1:59:35 PM PST · by CreviceTool · 67 replies
    Quora ^ | November 8, 2012 | Richard Tabassi
    Ran across this on Quora: What is the minimum number of people who would have had to change their vote for Romney to have won? Richard Tabassi, Renaissance Ape, Occasionally Witty Biped Around 1/3 of a million in the right states. [1,2,3,4] EC 18:Ohio[1] Romney needed 103,520 people to win EC 29:Florida[2] Romney needed 50,869 people to win EC 13: Virginia[3] Romney Needed 111,985 people to win EC 6: Nevada[4] Romney Needed: 66,380 to win Total: 332,754 to win Electoral College There might be a combination that get him there in a shorter amount that I am not seeing yet,...
  • Hours after election, White House supports U.N.’s global ban on Guns (Glenn Beck)

    11/08/2012 1:58:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Glenn Beck ^ | 11/8/12 | Glenn Beck
    Just a few hours after being re-elected, President Obama encouraged the United States to support new United Nations discussions on a global treaty regulating guns and the gun industry. Supporters of the treaty believe the talks collapsed in July due to the campaign and Obama’s fears that Romney could use it against him. Now that the President has four more years in office, the White House is ready for the discussions to begin again. “While everybody is saying, you know he’s going to compromise. He’s going to get together with the Democrats and the Republicans, he’s going to reach across...
  • The Unmitigated Disaster Known As Project ORCA (GOTV failure)

    11/08/2012 1:47:30 PM PST · by jocon307 · 33 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 11/08/12 | John E.
    What is Project Orca? Well, this is what they told us: "Project ORCA is a massive undertaking – the Republican Party’s newest, unprecedented and most technologically advanced plan to win the 2012 presidential election." Pretty much everything in that sentence is false. The "massive undertaking" is true, however. It would take a lot of planning, training and coordination to be done successfully (oh, we'll get to that in a second). This wasn't really the GOP's effort, it was Team Romney's. And perhaps "unprecedented" would fit if we're discussing failure.
  • Analysis: Victory puts Obama in position to expand government's reach

    11/08/2012 1:46:47 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 15 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | Nov 7, 2012 | David Lindsey
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Both sides called it a generation-defining race for the White House: a choice between Democrat Barack Obama's brand of government activism and Republican Mitt Romney's commitment to reducing Washington's role in Americans' daily lives. Obama's victory, however, did not settle that question. Instead, the hard-fought battle for the White House exposed an electorate deeply divided by race, age and party. Tuesday's elections - in which Republicans kept control of the U.S. House and Obama's Democrats held on to the Senate - suggested that bitter partisanship would likely remain very much alive in Washington in the new year....
  • Visit Uwingu, name an exoplanet

    11/08/2012 1:44:57 PM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 11-08-2012 | Staff
    Astronomers have now discovered over 1,000 planets orbiting other stars, and right now these exoplanets all have boring, license-plate-like names, such as HD85512 and GJ 436 instead of endearing, "real" planet names that might offer hints of what that world could be like. And recall the recent extrapolation of how many habitable planets might be in the Milky Way? A team using the ESO's HARP's spectrograph determined there might be upwards of 160 billion worlds out there for us to find, and perhaps eventually name. How might we come up with that many names? Uwingu, a startup company that is...
  • Girl, 14, abducted and raped by 6 men

    11/08/2012 1:39:20 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 112 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 8, 2012 | Rosemary R. Sobol
    Police are searching for six men who sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl after forcing her at gunpoint into a car as she walked to school in the Lawndale neighborhood, officials said.
  • RANDOM THOUGHTS ON 11/6/2012

    11/08/2012 1:38:28 PM PST · by Dick Bachert · 9 replies
    Vanity | 11/7/2012 | Dick Bachert
    The “Balkanization” of America now requires that office seekers pander to all narrow special interest voters to secure their support. Have we become so selfish and self-interested that we now no longer concern ourselves with what the Founders called “…the general Welfare…”? It’s what happens when a nation fails to secure its borders, allowing in those who not only do not even speak the language but have no understanding of the traditions, mores, folkways and HISTORY of that nation and fail or REFUSE to assimilate. And that millions of them are here ILLEGALLY makes fools of those who stand in...
  • Despite election losses, GOP Sen. Cornyn poised for promotion

    11/08/2012 1:35:19 PM PST · by Arthurio · 20 replies
    (CNN) - Despite a disappointing showing by Republican Senate candidates on Election Day, the man who spearheaded the GOP Senate election effort is poised to take the number two position in the party's leadership behind Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, several GOP aides told CNN. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas is expected next Wednesday to be elected by members of the Republican caucus to become the Minority Whip. He will replace retiring Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona. His promotion was essentially solidified Thursday after potential rival Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, who as Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference is...
  • California Unprocessed Ballots Report (Over 500,000 uncounted votes from only 7 counties)

    11/08/2012 1:32:40 PM PST · by Strategerist · 3 replies
    During each election cycle, hundreds of thousands of ballots are not counted on Election Day. Elections officials have approximately one month to complete their extensive tallying and certification work (known as the official canvass). Most notably, voting by mail has increased significantly in recent years and many vote-by-mail ballots arrive on Election Day. In processing vote-by-mail ballots, elections officials must confirm each voter's registration status, verify each voter's signature on the vote-by-mail envelope, and ensure each person did not vote elsewhere in the same election. Other ballots that are processed after Election Day include provisional ballots (processed similar to vote-by-mail...
  • Should Allen West concede?

    11/08/2012 1:31:32 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 104 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Nov. 8 , 2012 | Opinion Staff
    What do you think? Should Allen West concede? Take our poll and/or leave a comment.
  • Ron Paul: Election shows U.S. 'far gone'

    11/08/2012 1:30:19 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    Rep. Ron Paul, whose maverick presidential bids shook the GOP, said in the wake of this week's elections that the country has already veered over the fiscal cliff and he sees no chance of righting ship in a country where too many people are dependent on government. "We're so far gone. We're over the cliff," the Texas Republican told Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop" program. "We cannot get enough people in Congress in the next 5-10 years who will do wise things." The video can be seen at http://www.bloomberg.com/video/ron-paul-on-fiscal-cliff-and-vows-to-compromise-MYkAiqYBTaiHwXZL9Tvxkw.html. Read more: Ron Paul: Election shows U.S. 'far gone' - Washington...
  • RIM Reportedly Cuts 200 Jobs In Irving, Texas Office (4,800 more coming)

    11/08/2012 1:26:38 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/8/2012
    Research in Motion yesterday laid off about 200 people at its U.S. headquarters in Irving, Texas, the Dallas Morning News is reporting. RIM confirmed that there were layoffs in Irving, the story says, but would not say how many jobs were cut. According to the newspaper, RIM denied that it has plans to close the Irving office, which according to the story had about 700 employees before the recent cuts. The story says that according to a source, most of the job cuts were to call center staff. Update: Here’s RIM’s official statement on the situation: RIM is on target...
  • Boehner pivots on taxes after Obama win

    11/08/2012 1:22:11 PM PST · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | november 8, 2012 | Russell Berman and Erik Wasson
    In the wake of the GOP’s disappointing election, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday signaled a willingness to accept higher tax revenues as part of a deficit cutting deal. The fast-approaching deadline to stop a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts left Boehner and other leaders with little time to digest Republican Mitt Romney’s defeat on Tuesday. Leaders on both sides of the Capitol moved swiftly to stake out their positions on the fiscal cliff, with Boehner calling for a “down payment” that would lead to a farther-reaching pact in 2013 and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) saying...
  • Source: Allen West Now Leads Initial Vote Count in One Fla. County

    11/08/2012 1:15:09 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 55 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov. 8, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Rep. Allen West is leading by more than 300 votes in Palm Beach County, Fla., a hopeful sign for the Tea Party favorite fighting for his political life after Tuesday’s election, a source told TheBlaze. No winner has been declared in the congressional race between the Republican West and his Democratic opponent Patrick Murphy, though Murphy had a 2,456-vote lead in the unofficial vote total. But a Republican observer who has been monitoring the counting process said West pulled ahead in Palm Beach County on Thursday as the initial count continues. Ballot printing errors led to ballots that could not...
  • Putin, Obama share burden of saving world, Peres says during Moscow trip

    11/08/2012 1:10:16 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | November 8, 2012 | Philip Podolsky
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama shoulder the responsibility for the entire human race, Israeli President Shimon Peres said during a meeting with Putin in the Kremlin on Thursday. Peres, on an official visit to Russia representing Israel at the opening of the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow, thanked Russia for helping to defeat Adolf Hitler. “I think the whole world is deeply indebted to the Russian people for its superhuman efforts to eradicate the Nazi threat,” Peres said, adding he is grateful to Russia “as a citizen of the world, and as a Jew.”...
  • Digital Socialism, Atomic Capitalism

    11/08/2012 1:08:23 PM PST · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 17 replies
    As it should & ought to be... ^ | 8 November 2012 | Morgan Warstler
    If someone invented the ability to copy food, or copy oil, there would be riots in the streets if everyone couldn’t have all the food and oil they wanted. And today, with MASSIVE political upside to conservatives: We can promise the have-nots ALL the movies for FREE. We can promise them ALL the video games for FREE. We can promise them a copy of EVERY song for FREE. We can promise them a copy of EVERY single college course taught at an Ivy League school for FREE Conservatives should & ought to do this. We should do this because the...
  • Nextel to cut 20% of jobs at Virginia headquarters

    11/08/2012 12:58:39 PM PST · by Arthurio · 18 replies
    telecompaper ^ | 11-7-12
    Nextel to cut 20% of jobs at Virginia headquarters Wednesday 7 November 2012 | 11:09 CET | News NII Holdings, which operates mobile services under the Nextel brand in Latin America, announced that it is taking actions to realign certain resources and roles between its headquarters and market units in order to create a stronger and more agile organization, and to facilitate future growth. As part of this strategy, the company is reassigning select positions located at its headquarters to its operations in Latin America and eliminating certain positions at its corporate headquarters in Virginia (US). In total, the company...
  • Oh, the Futility! Establishment GOP Draws All the Wrong Lessons from Election Results

    11/08/2012 12:55:44 PM PST · by NYer · 28 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | November 8, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, I have to ask for your forgiveness in advance here because I can't stop laughing, and I know there's nothing to laugh about. I mean, this is not funny. But I can't stop it. Maybe it's the post-stress release where you just get uncontrollably giggly or whatever, but I'm going through my sound bite roster today, I'm watching stuff on television, and I'm hearing what people say. I'm reading stuff here in the show prep and I just can't stop laughing at the futility of it all! Anyway, I'll walk you all through it. Great to have you...
  • U.S. Cellular to sell Chicago customers to Sprint, shed hundreds of local jobs

    11/08/2012 12:53:20 PM PST · by Arthurio · 11 replies
    November 7, 2012 Staff and Wire reports U.S. Cellular is selling its Chicago customers to Sprint and shedding hundreds of local jobs. Sprint is buying U.S. Cellular markets in the Midwest for $480 million to boost its network capacity in that region. CEO Mary Dillon said Wednesday morning that U.S. Cellular customers won’t see any immediate changes and that it will likely take months for the FCC to approve the deal. Dillon said the deal will mean job losses in Chicago and around the Midwest. "In Chicago, it’s about 160," Dillon said. "In the greater Chicago area, about 680 and...
  • What Happened in Ohio (correct but unwittingly hilarious)

    11/08/2012 12:51:50 PM PST · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 26 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 7 November 2012 | Matt Meyer
    Over the next few days, I will cover a variety of issues I believe explain what happened in Ohio in 2012. The first issue starts at the very beginning of the process in Ohio. Now, it is always tricky to extrapolate primary data to general-election data, but I believe two data points, discussed below, from Ohio’s primary foreshadowed problems for Republicans and in the base with Governor Mitt Romney. First, in the 2008 fully contested Democratic primary between Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barack Obama, 2,386,945 Ohioans cast ballots. Remember, Ohio has open primaries where voters select either a Democratic...
  • Why Did Three Million Republicans Stay Home?

    11/08/2012 12:48:05 PM PST · by NYer · 168 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | November 8, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So three million Republican voters stayed home on Election Day. Three million predominantly white voters stayed home. The media is all over the place with the fact that the Republicans lost "the white vote." They can't get the white vote. They did lose the white vote, but Democrats didn't get it. They just didn't show up, and it wasn't voter suppression that didn't turn 'em out. What would be the reason that three million voters didn't show up? Let's go through the possibilities. It could be that there are a number... We've talked to 'em. We've had 'em call....
  • Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Cuts Valley Workforce

    11/08/2012 12:44:38 PM PST · by Arthurio · 11 replies
    Wednesday, November 7, 2012 Rocket engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Inc. cut 100 salaried and hourly positions Wednesday as a response to an uncertain future of the space industry and the general economic climate. Seventy five of those positions were eliminated in its two San Fernando Valley facilities – one on Canoga Avenue in Canoga Park, and the other at DeSoto Avenue and Nordhoff Street in Chatsworth. The layoffs bring total Valley employees to 1,100.
  • Official: 'Odd-even' gas rationing to be instituted (Long Island NY)

    11/08/2012 12:44:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    LI Newsday ^ | November 8, 2012 3:36 PM | Yancey Roy
    Nassau and Suffolk counties announced Thursday that they are imposing "odd-even" gasoline rationing to ease congestion and frustration at filling stations. The counties will join with New York City to impose the new system beginning at 5 a.m. Friday, in the wake of a shortage that began after superstorm Sandy hit the region. Under the system, drivers with license plates ending in an even number will be able to purchase fuel only on even-numbered days and drivers with license plate numbers that end in an odd number will be able to purchase fuel only on odd-numbered days. License plates such...
  • Israel Pitches In With Disaster Relief After Hurricane Sandy

    11/08/2012 12:41:17 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 12 replies
    Israel 21c ^ | November 8, 2012 | Abigail Klein Leichman
    Israel Pitches In With Disaster Relief After Hurricane SandyMembers of various NGOs put Israeli knowhow to work, getting food, fuel and other supplies to emergency workers and victims.New York --- When ISRAEL21c spoke with Israel relief volunteer Joel Leyden in New York yesterday, he had just received a phone call from the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management on New York’s Long Island. “They confirmed that there is a police escort waiting to bring in Israel Flying Aid’s delivery of fuel, which will go to county hospitals to be dispensed to doctors and nurses so they will be able to...
  • TE Connectivity to close Greensboro plant, 620 layoffs expected

    11/08/2012 12:39:27 PM PST · by Arthurio · 10 replies
    Fox8 ^ | 11-8-12
    Posted on: 10:59 am, November 8, 2012, by Ryan Sullivan and Jasmine Spencer, updated on: 03:28pm, November 8, 2012 GREENSBORO, N.C. — TE Connectivity will close its Greensboro plant by the end of next year, resulting in 620 layoffs. Tom Peacock, Senior Manager of Communications for TE Connectivity, confirms the plant on Piedmont Triad Parkway will close by December, 2013, with layoffs beginning in January. 620 employees will face layoffs while 50 employees will be transferred to other TE locations.
  • Minnesota Dairy Plant Closure to Result in 130 Layoffs

    11/08/2012 12:36:50 PM PST · by Arthurio · 11 replies
    by Jake Anderson November 7, 2012 New Ulm-based Associated Milk Producers, Inc. (AMPI) recently informed the 130 employees at its Dawson plant that the facility will close and their positions will be eliminated. Communications Director Sarah Schmidt told Twin Cities Business on Wednesday that the plant closure stems from the company’s sale of its “aseptic” business, which makes shelf-stable cheese sauces and puddings. The sale of the business to Illinois-based Bay Valley Foods is expected to close in December, and production at the Dawson plant will gradually be transferred to Bay Valley Foods’ Illinois facility through that time, Schmidt said....
  • Russia to Israel: We Want 30% of Your Energy Riches!

    11/08/2012 12:36:18 PM PST · by Ranald S. MacKenzie · 17 replies
    The Omega Letter ^ | November 6, 2012 | Ed DeShields
    Today is the day we elect a new president. Whoever gets elected will face a challenge far greater than any framed during this election season. I suspect that one candidate knows it, or at least senses it. The other is blind to it or isn’t talking. In his address to the Democratic National Convention, President Obama called out candidate Romney for his belief that Russia is “our number-one enemy.” Obama chided Romney, “you’re new to foreign policy!” At first glance, Mr. Romney could have come up with a long list of enemies. He could have characterized Russia in any number...
  • Lakers fan allegedly attacks Jazz fans with pepper spray

    11/08/2012 12:24:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 8, 2012 | Eric Pincus
    A Lakers fan attacked a pair of Utah Jazz fans with a can of pepper spray after the game Wednesday night, according to Janelle Stecklein of the Salt Lake Tribune. At some point during the Lakers' 95-86 loss to the Jazz, two Lakers fans were thrown out of the game after a confrontation developed from "trash talking" with a pair of Jazz fans.
  • Vestas to cut 3,000 more jobs (Oregon)

    11/08/2012 12:23:47 PM PST · by Arthurio · 15 replies
    Vestas Wind Systems is aiming to sell a stake of as much as 20 percent and shed another 3,000 off its headcount, more than doubling the number of jobs it plans to eliminate by 2013. The announcement came as the Danish company reported disappointing financial results that sent its shares tumbling 13 percent.
  • Nearly 200 'family-sustaining' jobs to be lost as HarperCollins plans to close warehouse

    11/08/2012 12:17:24 PM PST · by Arthurio · 36 replies
    HarperCollins Publishers will close its warehouse and distribution operation in Throop next summer and put close to 200 people out of work. “The industry is changing,” said Erin Crum, spokeswoman for HarperCollins, a book publisher based in New York. “It just makes sense for us to go this route as we shift to a more digital industry.” Ms. Crum would not disclose how many people will be laid off when the warehouse at the Keystone Industrial Park closes. However, Craig Pawlik, principal officer of Teamsters Local 229 in Scranton, said 192 people will be furloughed. The union represents maintenance and...