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  • The Mass Firings Begin (Stella Paul)

    11/09/2012 5:23:20 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 82 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 11/9/2012 | Stella Paul
    Obama was "fired up" and so were the voters, and so now, the mass firings begin. Here's a collection of today's headlines. Please say a prayer for the families who will be suffering. Had Romney won, many of these companies would now be hiring. Teco Coal officials announce layoffs Momentive Inc plans temporary layoffs for 150 Wilkes-Barre officials to announce mandatory layoffs 600 layoffs at Groupon More layoffs announced at Aniston Weapons Incinerator Murray Energy confirms 150 layoffs at 3 subsidiaries 130 laid off in Minnesota dairy plant closure Stanford brake plant to lay off 75 Turbocare, Oce to lay...
  • Utah company blames President Obama for 102 workers laid off

    11/09/2012 5:16:23 AM PST · by BushyPark · 33 replies
    KSL.COM ^ | 11/8/2012 | Geoff Liesik
    EAST CARBON, Carbon County — A Utah coal company owned by a vocal critic of President Barack Obama has laid off 102 miners. The layoffs at the West Ridge Mine are effective immediately, according to UtahAmerican Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Murray Energy Corp. They were announced in a short statement made public Thursday, two days after Obama won re-election. The layoffs are necessary because of the president's "war on coal," the statement said. The slogan is one used frequently during the election by Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray, who was an ardent supporter of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney....
  • NY Times Predicts Obama will take Netanyahu to the Woodshed

    11/09/2012 5:15:20 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 11/9/2012 | Leo Rennert
    It's no secret that the New York Times detests Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu -- in its news columns as well as on the editorial page. So it comes as no surprise that, after President Obama's second-term victory, the Times relishes the prospect of Bibi getting his comeuppance, big-time, from the White House. In a post-election dispatch, Times Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren eagerly reports that Netanyahu may have risked Israel's "collective relationship with Washington" by rejecting Obama's demands for concessions to the Palestinians and by showing a preference for Mitt Romney, a long-time friend of the prime minister. "His...
  • A Victory for Creatures of the State

    11/09/2012 5:13:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    The Progressives won on Tuesday. I don't mean the people who voted Democrat who call themselves "progressive." Though they won, too. I mean the Progressives who've been waging a century-long effort to transform our American-style government into a European-style state. The words "government" and "state" are often used interchangeably, but they are really different things. According to the founders' vision, the people are sovereign and the government belongs to us. Under the European notion of the state, the people are creatures of the state, significant only as parts of the whole. This European version of the state can be nice....
  • School: Bus driver asks student to pick up gun from roadside(MN)

    11/09/2012 5:06:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    kare11.com ^ | 8 November, 2012 | Jana Shortal
    ROBBINSDALE, Minn. -- A 7th grader at Robbinsdale Middle School was put in a very odd position Thursday morning on the way to school by a bus driver for Metropolitan Transportation Network, according to the school district. MTN contracts some bus routes with Robbinsdale schools. In a letter sent to parents Thursday afternoon Robbinsdale Middle School Principal, John Cook, said a 7th grade student was riding on bus to school Thursday morning when the driver on that route noticed something on the side of the road. The driver stopped the bus and told the student to go see what it...
  • Stocks head for third day of declines

    11/09/2012 4:57:31 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 35 replies
    CNN Money ^ | November 9, 2012
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- U.S. stock futures were lower Friday, as disappointing corporate results weighed on sentiment, setting the market up for a third straight day of declines. J.C. Penney (JCP, Fortune 500) reported a much bigger than expected loss, sending its shares tumbling more than 8% in premarket trading. The company lost 93 cents a share excluding special items, while analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters were forecasting a loss of only 7 cents. Sales also fell short of forecasts. It marked the third straight quarter of bigger than forecast losses at J.C. Penney as new CEO Ron Johnson struggles...
  • Nation Freedom Rankings

    11/09/2012 4:49:39 AM PST · by Wpin · 14 replies
    Here is offered a ranking based upon freedom...and other aspects for those considering immigrating to greener pastures. After this election we can no longer say...well at least we still live in the most free nation in the world...indeed, I think in reality we will take a nosedive on any reality based ranking.
  • Government Lite or Government Big Gulp

    11/09/2012 4:44:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2012 | John Ransom
    "I want to live for immortality, and I will accept no compromise." In the same way, if he had decided that God and immortality did not exist, he would at once have become an atheist and a socialist. For socialism is not merely the labor question, it is before all things the atheistic question, the question of the form taken by atheism to-day, the question of the tower of Babel built without God, not to mount to heaven from earth but to set up heaven on earth. - Fyodor Dostoevsky, Brothers Karamazov Reject them.Reject the people like Sean Hannity who...
  • Change of heart on selling gun magazines to children(UK)

    11/09/2012 4:41:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    thisiscornwall.co.uk ^ | 8 November, 2012 | NA
    Britain's biggest newsagent appears to be relaxing age restrictions on the sale of shooting magazines to children after pressure from countryside campaigners. A row erupted last month when it emerged WH Smith was refusing to sell shooting titles to under-14s, even though they can legally hold a shotgun licence below that age. Country sports enthusiasts responded by launching a lobbying campaign. Members of the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) have been visiting stores, e-mailing the company and lobbying via social media while an online petition has attracted 12,000 signatures. The association said it now appeared that WH Smith...
  • Could Romney run in 2016, following Nixon's example? (vanity)

    11/09/2012 4:38:36 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 138 replies
    Nov 9, 2012 | Zhang Fei
    (Putting on my flak jacket). Let me say that I'm no fan of Romney's politics, but the guy ran a decent campaign, and he appeals to swing voters in a way that Santorum and Palin cannot. And let's face it - what's he going to do with the rest of his life? If there's one thing he's got, it's time and money. He can learn from his mistakes, just as Nixon learned from his, and perhaps lead the GOP to victory in 2016.
  • Holder exit would empty tank on Fast and Furious investigation

    11/09/2012 4:35:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 8 November, 2012 | David Codrea
    Attorney General Eric Holder told University of Baltimore law students he may not serve a second Obama term, CBS DC reported today. “Do I have gas left in the tank?” he asked, saying he still must talk things over with his family and the president about if he “can contribute to a second term.” Holder’s tank is not the only one running on empty. His departure would effectively strand the Congressional Fast and Furious investigation on the side of the road, along with any chance of determining his level of involvement in decision-making and subsequent stonewalling. A Republican leadership that...
  • The Election… The Election of 2014

    11/09/2012 4:33:17 AM PST · by IbJensen · 4 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11/8/2012 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    Stupid or not, it's still going to be the economy. WASHINGTON -- Jimmy Carter is redeemed! The grinning dunce of yesteryear, who grew into the anile doddering figure of today lecturing the civilized on all manner of statecraft, has been replaced by the saturnine gaunt prophet, Barack Obama. His sorry performance these past four years he lays to the administration of George W. Bush. The next four years will be a replay of the last four years, and an even graver crisis will confront us then with the domestic economy in a funk and foreign potentates all laughing at us....
  • Crouse Hospital announces another round of job cuts

    11/09/2012 4:31:29 AM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 4 replies
    9WSYR.com ^ | 11/8/2012 | Anonymous
    Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Crouse Hospital announced Thursday another round of cuts as it considers significant challenges down the road due to healthcare reform. Seventy jobs – 23 that were vacant – were cut on Thursday, including nursing, nursing support and non-nursing positions. Bob Allen, a spokesperson for the hospital, says they’re looking ahead as they expect decreases in Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements. The hospital is looking at ways to contain costs on supplies, overtime, and other expenses to insure the hospital can provide service in the future. Last month, the hospital cut 23 management positions – three that were vacant...
  • Class-action lawsuit looming against city in gun-owner web snafu

    11/09/2012 4:30:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    philly.com ^ | 8 November, 2012 | WILLIAM BENDER
    Philadelphia could be facing a class-action lawsuit on behalf of gun owners who say the city violated their privacy by publishing their personal information and launching an interactive web map that included clickable icons of revolvers over their homes. Attorney Joshua Prince filed a motion this week in Common Pleas Court, requesting that the suit be sealed to avoid revealing the names of his five clients - and potentially hundreds of others if the case is granted class-action status. In August, the city's Department of Licenses and Inspections introduced a revamped website, featuring a map that allowed users to view...
  • Americans face $3,500 fiscal cliff tax hit (Give the Rats what they wanted)

    11/09/2012 4:29:29 AM PST · by tobyhill · 44 replies
    cnn money ^ | 10/1/2012 | By Jeanne Sahadi
    American households face an average tax increase of $3,500 if Congress doesn't act to avert the fiscal cliff, according to a new analysis from the Tax Policy Center. Overall, 88% of households would end up with higher taxes. ,,,, By contrast, households making up to $20,113 would see a $412 average increase. That may simply represent a smaller refund to those households, many of which have very little if any federal income tax liability to begin with. Households in the middle -- with total incomes between $39,790 and $64,484 -- can expect a roughly $2,000 increase.
  • Obama has won, liberals, so why are you so ANGRY?

    11/09/2012 4:28:20 AM PST · by RochesterNYconservative · 112 replies
    Vanity | Nov. 9, 2012 | Vanity
    Hey, fellow Freepers. I have to be honest. I am very disappointed and downbeat that Romney did not get elected, and I won't be a sore loser. We should just be better prepared for the war in 2014, and especially for 2016. However, I trolled on Huffington Post and Bill Maher's Facebook page, and to be truthful, I have never seen so many SORE WINNERS as the Obama people...you should be euphoric and jubilant! Why are you so angry? Your guy won! Why all the threats and anger and bitterness. Obama is in for four years and you act like...
  • Ron Paul: Election Shows U.S. 'Far Gone'

    11/09/2012 4:21:23 AM PST · by blam · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11-9-2012 | By Stephen Dinan
    Ron Paul: Election Shows U.S. 'Far Gone' By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times November 8, 2012, 11:56AM 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."...
  • Gasoline rationing begins in NYC; power outages continue to stymie recovery efforts (Bush's Fault!)

    11/09/2012 4:20:46 AM PST · by tobyhill · 22 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/9/2012 | ap
    A new gasoline rationing plan that lets motorists fill up every other day went into effect in New York Friday morning as a nor'easter that knocked out power anew to hundreds of thousands of customers erased some of the progress made by utility crews. Police were at gas stations to enforce the new system in New York City and on Long Island. "This is designed to let everybody have a fair chance, so the lines aren't too oppressive and that we can get through this," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. The nor'easter brought gusting winds, rain and snow on Wednesday and...
  • Christie Calls Obama to Congratulate, Emails Romney

    11/09/2012 4:19:42 AM PST · by Perdogg · 32 replies
    New Jersey Gov. Benedict Arnold Christie revealed that he took the time to make a personal phone call to congratulate Barack Obama on his reelection. Christie was clear that any political chicanery was not discussed: “We didn’t have a political strategy discussion. I said congratulations on your win last night Mr. President, he said thank you governor.” Oops. Properly italicized, that last sentence should read, “Thank you, Governor.” Christie has lashed out at Republicans, upset with his glowing words for Obama during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, especially Mitt Romney’s staffers, saying: "When you get to the end of a...
  • Krugman Tells Obama: DON'T MAKE A DEAL

    11/09/2012 4:09:24 AM PST · by blam · 58 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-9-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Krugman Tells Obama: DON'T MAKE A DEAL Joe WeisenthalNov. 9, 2012, 4:25 AM In his brand new op-ed at the NYT, Paul Krugman makes the loudest case yet that Obama shouldn't rush into any kind of big "deal" with the GOP on averting the fiscal cliff. Liberals have been going in this direction for awhile, arguing two things: Hitting the fiscal cliff would not be a huge catastrophe right away, and the GOP has lost a lot of leverage, so there's no reason to cave to their insistence on everything. So Krugman tells Obama not to reach his hand out...
  • China's Economy Will Overtake US In The Next Four Years, Says OECD

    11/09/2012 4:01:29 AM PST · by blam · 28 replies
    TBI = The Guardian ^ | 11-9-2012 | Josephine Moulds
    China's Economy Will Overtake US In The Next Four Years, Says OECD Josephine Moulds, The GuardianNovember 9, 2012 China will overtake the US in the next four years to become the largest economy in the world, says a leading international thinktank. The Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said China's economy will be larger than the combined economies of the eurozone countries by the end of this year, and will overtake the US by the end of 2016. Global GDP will grow by 3% a year over the next 50 years, it says, but there will be large...
  • GOP Solution: Stick to Values, Pick Better Candidates

    11/09/2012 3:59:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2012 | Mark Davis
    These are days of hindsight and second-guessing for Republicans, which is human nature after a trauma like this election loss. There are million “why” theories out there, from the Hurricane Sandy effect to pernicious media bias. Wringing our hands over those factors gets us nowhere. We can’t stop hurricanes, and media bias is always there. Reagan and Bush 43 won twice against waves of poisonous bias, so that is not an insurmountable obstacle. What Republicans need is a slate of candidates that can energize the base while expanding the appeal of a conservative message. Easy to say, hard to do....
  • Hollywood Won 2012?

    11/09/2012 3:51:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    The television industry loves to claim that all of the sex, violence and foul-mouthed language it displays has zero harmful effects on children. On the other hand, they would never dream of telling their advertisers that their paid messages on TV have no effect. So does the entertainment industry have an impact or doesn't it? The answer is that Tinseltown certainly has an effect, and when that effect is felt in the political arena, the hell with pretending they don't. They openly celebrate. After the 2012 election, the surprising (if narrow) victories for liberals drew a thumbs-up commentary from former...
  • The Hope-a-Nomics Disaster: One Company's Horror Story

    11/09/2012 3:45:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    President Obama promises to move the country forward with his recycled pledge of five million green jobs. But in the real world, small businesses are struggling to stay afloat as they deal with the fiscal wreckage of this administration's disastrous venture socialism. Here's the tale of just one Colorado company victimized by the Obama Department of Energy (DOE). Colorado Distribution Group is a privately held storage and shipping company based in Denver. Thanks to hope-a-nomics, its warehouse is saddled with nearly 7,000 pallets of federally subsidized solar panels (one-third of which are completely spoiled and unsalable), along with related detritus...
  • Awkward first press conference for senator-elect Warren

  • Pub refuses custom of soldiers back from Afghanistan after parade through town

    11/09/2012 3:35:22 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 10 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 9th November 2012 | Alex Ward
    A pub refused to serve soldiers as they celebrated their return from fighting in Afghanistan in a parade through the town. Staff at The Bull told stunned troops that they were ‘not allowed to serve squaddies’ when the troops tried to order a round after their homecoming march in Romford, Essex on Tuesday. The astonishing ban was imposed on the 600-strong 1st Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment, in which 16 men were killed in Afghanistan, on the day they paraded through town to mark the end of its final tour of the war-torn country. The soldiers’ proud families and friends had...
  • Adviser: Romney "shellshocked" by loss

    11/09/2012 3:33:33 AM PST · by gotribe · 63 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 11/8/2012 | Jan Crawford
    "We went into the evening confident we had a good path to victory," said one senior adviser. "I don't think there was one person who saw this coming."
  • (Vanity) How we lost the election

    11/09/2012 3:08:22 AM PST · by God-fear-republican · 61 replies
    self | November 9th, 2012 | God-fear-republican
    There are three main factors how we lost election: 1.Voter frauds which were committed everywhere in inner cities such as Cleveland, Miami, Las Vegas, Philly, etc. 2.Only about 45% Republican base turnout, especially religious Evangelicals, they could not bring themselves to vote for a Mormon. And 50% Catholic voted for Obama, and Lord God has mercy on their souls (I am a Catholic myself.) 3.But the main reason is the predestined will of God: We deserve to have Obama for the world has become fertile ground for the Evil One. Our Blessed Lord gave us the name of the long-awaited...
  • Hope Over Experience [Obama does NOT have a mandate, he merely won a close contest]

    11/09/2012 2:54:05 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 9, 2012
    President Obama won one of the narrower re-elections in modern times Tuesday, eking out a second term with a fraction of his 7.3% margin of 2008, in a polarized country with the opposition GOP retaining and still dominating the House. Given that second Presidential terms are rarely better than the first, this is best described as the voters doubling down on hope over experience. *** Mr. Obama's campaign stitched together a shrunken but still decisive version of his 2008 coalition—single women, the young and culturally liberal, government and other unions workers, and especially minority voters. He said little during the...
  • Teco Coal officials announce layoffs (Eastern Kentucky)

    11/09/2012 2:37:41 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    WYMT.com ^ | November 8, 2012 | WYMT.com
    Around 90 employees are being laid off from the Teco Coal Corporation. Director of Personnel, Paul Matney, says no mines are shutting down but they are reducing their manpower and staffing, which will reduce some production. Matney said that the layoffs are at several locations and are the result of the economic conditions of the coal market. He says more information will be released Friday.
  • Allen West Court Hearing Postponed: Report [Racist Miami Media Ignored West For 2 Years]

    11/09/2012 2:29:20 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    NBC ^ | November 9, 2012
    The Palm Beach County court hearing on Congressman Allen West’s request for the seizure of ballots and voting machines has been postponed until Friday at noon, TCPalm.com reported. The hearing had been set for Thursday at 5 p.m. at the main courthouse in West Palm Beach. West, who filed court motions on Wednesday, told reporters Thursday morning that he's calling for a recount because “it’s important that we make sure that a good and fair election has been done.” ”There are some discrepancies up in St. Lucie County,” said the Republican, who trails Democrat Patrick Murphy by 2,456 votes in...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - November 9, 2012

    11/09/2012 2:04:41 AM PST · by sneakers · 20 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-p34761/ http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Gas rationing to start in N.Y. and N.J. [Get used to it...also coming with healthcare]

    11/09/2012 2:01:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | November 9, 2012
    For those in the New York area suffering not only from the devastating storms but also from gas lines that have lasted longer than a work shift, some relief is on the way Friday. Leaders announced gas rationing in parts of New York and New Jersey in an effort to address the gas shortage brought on by the one-two punch of Superstorm Sandy and this week's nor'easter. "Drivers are still facing long lines, frustrations are only growing and it now appears that there will be shortages for possibly another couple of weeks," New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told reporters Thursday...
  • Momentive Inc. plans temporary layoffs for 150

    11/09/2012 12:50:28 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 5 replies
    About 150 workers at Sistersville's Momentive Performance Materials plant will be temporarily laid off later this month, officials said this week. Citing a reduction in customer demand and a weak economy, the company will lay off workers for a two week period beginning Nov. 12 and ending Nov. 25, with workers returning to the job Nov. 26. According to John Scharf, spokesperson for Momentive Performance Materials Inc., temporary layoffs due to reduced demand are commonplace in manufacturing. "There are slow downs like this at various times, where we don't receive many orders as other times of the year," he said....
  • W-B officials to announce mandatory layoffs

    11/09/2012 12:45:22 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 6 replies
    Wilkes-Barre city employees will know by the end of the week if their jobs are safe from furloughs during the final six weeks of the year, city officials said Wednesday. In October, the city asked its nearly 300 employees to take voluntary furloughs to patch a $2 million deficit. But the number of employees who accepted them by last Friday's deadline was not enough to solve the city's budget woes, forcing the city to resort to mandatory furloughs, city spokesman Drew McLaughlin said. McLaughlin said officials are still determining how they can reduce the work force without diminishing services. The...
  • 600 Layoffs At Groupon

    11/09/2012 12:42:05 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 8 replies
    Groupon is firing some employees today. A source familiar with the situation puts the number at 80. This is a significant number of people, obviously, but it's also a very small percentage of Groupon's 10,000+ global employees. Groupon is reporting Q3 earnings this evening. Management will presumably describe the details of these layoffs on the call. The source familiar with the situation suggests the cuts are part of a sales and marketing "optimization" effort that Groupon management alluded to on the last earnings call. UPDATE: Groupon disclosed that it has cut more than 600 jobs from its salesforce in the...
  • The Reason Obama is President

    11/09/2012 12:41:23 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    The reason America has the trillion dollar war monger Obama as president today is because of  immorality and materialism in America. President John Adams once said, "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." -October 11, 1798. "It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and Bible" - George Washington. Thomas Jefferson wrote: "God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the...
  • America, A Quaint Memory....

    11/09/2012 12:39:44 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 173 replies
    Original Content | Nov 9, 2012 | By Laz A. Mataz
    It appears the America I knew and loved will be a quaint memory.By whatever means, the forces of the extreme left have undertaken, and apparently succeeded, in performing the coup de grace on a staggering nation.The causes of their Presidential election-year victory are many. They include: A shifting demographic, in which Latinos, and especially single mothers have drastically increased. There is, of course, unprecedented and wholesale voter fraud. There are now, starting to emerge, reports of massive fraud at the state level (for example, in Colorado, it appears there are more voters than people, and even at a local Congressional...
  • More layoffs announced at Anniston weapons incinerator

    11/09/2012 12:37:59 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache
    Anniston Star ^ | 11/9/12
    The company that operated Anniston’s chemical weapons incinerator has 50 fewer workers today as part of continuing efforts to close down the facility. According to a Wednesday press release from Westinghouse Anniston, the contractor responsible for shutting down the facility, the employee drawdown today will affect 50 workers at the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility. The facility reached another closure milestone and so no longer needs the labor. Workers there destroyed the last of Anniston’s chemical weapons stockpile in September 2011 and has been undergoing closure efforts ever since. The release states that the layoffs are expected to be a...
  • Murray Energy confirms 150 layoffs at three subsidiaries

    11/09/2012 12:35:24 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 7 replies
    WTOV ^ | 11/9/2012
    Steubenville, OH — NEWS9 got confirmation that Murray Energy Corporation and its subsidiaries will be laying off more than 150 employees. The company is citing President Barack Obama's administration as the main reason why the layoffs were made. In a letter given to employees, Bob Murray, company president, claimed several other reasons why this is being done. Specifically, he cited drastically reduced economic activity, reduced electric power consumption, total destruction of the coal industry by as early as 2030 and the enactment of twelve regulations pending from the Obama administration. Here's how the layoffs break down: 102 people are being...
  • Stem cells and nanofibers stimulating nerve research

    11/09/2012 12:26:33 AM PST · by neverdem
    Space Daily ^ | Nov 09, 2012 | Staff Writers
    Every week in his clinic at the University of Michigan, neurologist Joseph Corey, M.D., Ph.D., treats patients whose nerves are dying or shrinking due to disease or injury. He sees the pain, the loss of ability and the other effects that nerve-destroying conditions cause - and wishes he could give patients more effective treatments than what's available, or regenerate their nerves. Then he heads to his research lab at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, where his team is working toward that exact goal. In new research published in several recent papers, Corey and his colleagues from the U-M Medical...
  • George P. Bush moves toward seeking office in Texas

    11/09/2012 12:17:58 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 109 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | 11/9/12
    George P. Bush of Fort Worth, the son of a former governor, and a grandson and nephew of former U.S. presidents, has filed paperwork with the Texas Ethics Commission, seemingly in preparation for a run for local or statewide office. As first reported by The New Republic, Bush, 36, filed what is called an "appointment of a campaign treasurer by a candidate" form, which Texas Ethics Commission general Counsel Tim Sorrells said is required of someone who is a candidate. The report, filed Wednesday, does not indicate which office Bush has his eye on. That might become more evident on...
  • 130 laid off in Minn. dairy plant closure

    11/09/2012 12:12:57 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 18 replies
    130 laid off in Minn. dairy plant closure by Mark Steil, Minnesota Public Radio WORTHINGTON, Minn. — New Ulm-based Associated Milk Producers Incorporated says it will close a plant in southwest Minnesota and lay off 130 employees. An AMPI official said its plant in Dawson will close sometime after Jan. 1, 2013. The plant makes cheese sauces and puddings that can be stored at room temperature. AMPI sold the "shelf stable" part of its business recently to Bay Valley Foods, but the Dawson plant itself was not included in the deal. AMPI communications director Sarah Schmidt said the company will...
  • Stanford brake plant to lay off 75

    11/09/2012 12:01:05 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 1 replies
    Kentucky.com ^ | 11/9/12
    arent company cites lower demand By Scott Sloan — ssloan@herald-leader.com The leader of an automotive parts plant in Lincoln County has told state officials that there are plans to lay off 75 workers starting in late December. The layoffs at Brake Parts LLC were disclosed Oct. 29 in a filing that government officials require before large layoffs. The layoffs are expected to start Dec. 28 and continue in the first quarter of 2013, plant manager Janet Smith wrote in the filing. The site produces automobile and truck disc brakes, according to a directory of manufacturing plants maintained by the state...
  • "We Won!" (Communist Party USA headline/story openly heralds Obama victory)

    11/08/2012 11:59:27 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 62 replies
    Peoples World (Official Paper of **Communist Party U.S.A.**) ^ | 7 November 2012 | Stewart Acuff, People's World Writer
    <> Though many of the state margins were narrow President Obama ran the table winning every swing or battleground state with the possible exception of Florida where votes are still being counted as of 5:30 this morning. President Obama also won the popular vote by 2 million votes. The President won 303 electoral votes to 206 for Romney. We knew about 11 pm that the President had won when Ohio was called for him. Democrats also held the Senate. Elizabeth Warren won with a good margin in Massachusetts. Claire McKaskill won in Missouri beating Akin-he of the legitimate rape...
  • TurboCare, Oce laying off more than 220 workers

    11/08/2012 11:58:36 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 8 replies
    More than 220 workers in Manchester and East Hartford face layoffs in the coming weeks, according to notices filed with the state. TurboCare Inc., which makes parts for gas and steam turbines, plans to close its Manchester plant and lay off all 88 of its employees, a notice filed with the state Labor Department says. The plant, at 80 Sheldon Road opposite the Manchester post office, will close on Dec. 31, according to the filing, known as a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice, or WARN notice. The work is being moved to a company plant in Massachusetts, the notice says....
  • ATI plans to lay off 172 workers in North Richland Hills

    11/08/2012 11:56:36 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache
    Star Telegram ^ | 11/9/12
    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- ATI Schools & Colleges plans to lay off 172 employees by Dec. 31, according to notices sent to the Texas Workforce Commission last week. ATI is laying off 122 people at its home office at 6331 Boulevard 26 in North Richland Hills, according to an Oct. 31 letter citing the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988. That notice explains that ATI has decided to reduce its workforce at that location. An additional 50 people are expected to be laid off from ATI Career Training Center No. 30, at nearby 6351 Boulevard 26, according to...
  • Stem Cells Help Md. Boy With Cerebral Palsy To Walk

    11/08/2012 11:55:03 PM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies
    baltimore.cbslocal.com ^ | November 8, 2012 | Adam May
    EASTERN SHORE, Md. (WJZ) — The miracle of stem cells changes the life of a little boy from the Eastern Shore. Adam May has the amazing story of a mother and the choice she made moments after her son was born. Xander McKinley was a beautiful baby–but challenging. The newborn didn’t eat or sleep well, and by two-years-old, he couldn’t walk or even crawl. “Something just wasn’t right,” said Xander’s mother, Jennifer McKinley. Jennifer McKinley got the news every parent fears. Xander had cerebral palsy–a brain condition that slows motor functions. Adam: “Did you ever fear he would never have...
  • SpaceX claims its first victims as Rocketdyne lays off 100

    11/08/2012 11:53:10 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 3 replies
    KPCC ^ | 11/9/12
    Not SpaceX directly. NASA is backing off from running its own missions - and is turning over the servicing of the International Space Station to commercial space companies like SpaceX. Elon Musk's Hawthorne-based startup just recovered the capsule from its first mission to the ISS on a $1.6 billion contract. But the money that NASA is spending on SpaceX and others who are offering lower-cost private missions is money it won't be spending on Rocketdyne, which was sold in July by parent company United Technologies to GenCorp for $550 million. So Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is lay ing off 100...
  • Providence Journal lays off 23 full-time employees

    11/08/2012 11:50:49 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 2 replies
    Providence Journal lays off 23 full-time employees PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Providence Journal Co. laid off 23 full-time workers Wednesday as part of a cost-cutting effort, including 16 members of the Providence Newspaper Guild and 7 non-union employees. The cutback represents 5 percent of The Journal's workforce. The reductions come about two months after 11 employees accepted a voluntary separation offer. "Given a persistent softness in advertising revenue and the resultant impact on our earnings, it is necessary that we reduce our cost structure," said Howard G. Sutton, publisher, president and chief executive officer, in a statement. "It is always...