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  • Woman plunges to death as bailiffs arrive to evict her (Bilbao, Spain)

    11/10/2012 6:31:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies ^ | 10/11/2012 - 09:22:27 (November 10)
    A woman jumped to her death as bailiffs approached to evict her from her fourth-floor Spanish apartment for failing to pay the mortgage. It was the second apparent suicide linked to evictions and further highlights the dire conditions many Spaniards find themselves in as the country’s economy sinks. The government recently created a task force to study how to reduce evictions because of the devastating personal impact of repossessions due to tough mortgage rules and growing unease among the public on the subject. The unnamed 53-year-old woman threw herself from her balcony in a suburb of Bilbao, the regional Interior...
  • Pentagon releases Benghazi timeline, defends response (Obama AWOL)

    11/10/2012 6:30:04 PM PST · by barryobi · 15 replies
    chicago tribune ^ | 11/10/2012 | david alexander
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's office was notified of the attack 50 minutes after it began, and Panetta learned of it shortly thereafter as he and the military's top general headed to a previously scheduled meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House. Obama, Panetta and Army General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed potential responses to the unfolding events in Benghazi during their meeting, which began 78 minutes after the start of the Libya attack, according to the timeline. Panetta and Dempsey then returned to the Pentagon and began a two-hour series of meetings...
  • General David Petraeus’s Rules for Living

    11/10/2012 6:25:01 PM PST · by Arthurio · 18 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 11-5 | Paula Broadwell
    General David Petraeus’s Rules for Living Lessons on leadership from General David Petraeus. by Paula Broadwell | November 5, 2012 1:00 AM EST 1. Lead by example from the front of the formation. Take your performance personally—if you are proud to be average, so too will be your troops. 2. A leader must provide a vision—clear and achievable “big ideas” combined in a strategic concept—and communicate those ideas throughout the entire organi­zation and to all other stakeholders.

    11/10/2012 6:22:58 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies ^ | November 10, 2012 | Dee
    ..And one lawsuit still pending I have not watched any media coverage after Romney conceded the election on Tuesday night. Why bother? It's just the same old noise we hear every four years. The talking heads spew nothing but meaningless "should have" or "could have" or "did't do this" while completely avoiding the massive amount of problems with vote fraud in all its forms. Fine, let them talk while we fight. Also, stop with the "America RIP" rhetoric. That plays right into the hands of the destroyers. It fosters nothing but a sense of defeat instead of I am a...
  • Pay The Left the Compliment of Applying Their Ideological Beliefs to their Work Product

    11/10/2012 6:17:00 PM PST · by vbmoneyspender · 1 replies
    Solar Movie ^ | 11/10/2012 | vbmoneymaker
  • Why Did CIA Director Petraeus Suddenly Resign..And Why Was the U.S. Ambassador to Libya Murdered?

    11/10/2012 6:10:09 PM PST · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    The Deeper Questions Behind the Ambassador’s Murder … and the CIA Boss’ Sudden Resignation While the GOP is attacking (and Dems defending) the Obama administration in connection with the murder of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, there is a deeper story. Sure, it is stunning that the State Department never requested backup or that people such as Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer allege that President Obama personally watched in real time the attacks as they occurred via video feeds from drones flying over the Benghazi consulate. But these claims only can be assessed – and the whole confusing mess only makes...
  • All early votes cast in St. Lucie County will be recounted Sunday morning (Allen West)

    11/10/2012 6:02:05 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 17 replies
    News Channel 5 WPTV ^ | 11-10-2012 | WPTV Web Team
    All early votes cast in St. Lucie County will be recounted Sunday morning Recount could affect the West, Murphy race November 10, 2012 By: WPTV Web Team FORT PIERCE, Fla. - Sunday morning all early votes casted in St. Lucie County will be recounted, Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker confirmed to WPTV NewsChannel 5 on Saturday. The decision was welcomed news for two politicians whose careers hang in the balance. “West for Congress is pleased with the Supervisor’s decision, as the counting of early votes on Election Night was of great concern to our campaign, given the large shift that...
  • BREAKING...New Pentagon Benghazi timeline damns Obama (never in situation room)

    11/10/2012 6:00:52 PM PST · by barryobi · 115 replies
    11/10/2012 | barryobi
    The Pentagon has just released their version of the 9/11 timeline and I think it is very interesting and damning to Obama. Specifically, we know that Panetta, Obama, Biden, and Donilon were at the White House for a previously scheduled 5 pm meeting. The attack had been going on for 50 minutes before Panetta was notified, and he was aware it was ongoing ..........................Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and his top military adviser were notified of the attack about 50 minutes after it began and were about to head into a previously scheduled meeting with President Barack Obama. The meeting quickly...
  • AP story points to Huntsman Jr. as Secretary of State candidate

    11/10/2012 5:51:18 PM PST · by Arthurio · 26 replies
    SALT LAKE CITY — A story published Thursday by the Associated Press named Jon Huntsman Jr. as a possible pick to replace Hilary Clinton as Secretary of State, but the former ambassador and governor has stayed tight-lipped about the possibility. In an interview with KSL, Huntsman spoke about the need to put the "country first" with a tough presidential campaign now over. He spoke about his own plans in very general terms, sidestepping a question about what's next in his future plans.
  • Teacher accused of turning student into lesbian

    11/10/2012 5:48:38 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | November 9, 2012 | Karen Yi
    A teacher at Deerfield Beach High School is fighting the Broward school district over its handling of an accusation that she possibly contributed to a young girl's homosexuality. Juliet Hibbs, a straight woman currently on medical leave, was investigated last year for misconduct after the girl's parents made those allegations to the school's principal. However, the district cleared her and no action was taken.
  • Argentina faces tough choices after U.S. debt ruling

    11/10/2012 5:43:56 PM PST · by Lorianne · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05 November 2010 | Guido Nejamkis and Hilary Burke
    Argentina could face a credit crisis a decade after its $100 billion default due to a U.S. court ruling that says the country must pay creditors, who still hold defaulted bonds, every time it services its restructured debt. About 93 percent of Argentine bondholders agreed to swap their defaulted debt for new issues in 2005 and 2010, but "holdout" creditors who rejected the swaps continue to press in courts worldwide for full repayment on the bonds. Late last month, a federal appeals court in New York ruled that Argentina violated bond provisions to treat all creditors equally when it made...
  • Maypoles, harvest festivals, Christmas carols... it's time for the minorities to join in

    11/10/2012 5:35:33 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 3 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10th November 2012 | Simon Walters
    Whoever chose Baroness Warsi’s study when she was moved to the Foreign Office in the Cabinet reshuffle two months ago must have had a keen sense of history. ..... And which white Tory could possibly tackle thorny issues, such as the grooming of vulnerable young white girls by Pakistani men in Northern towns like Rochdale, with her courage and credibility? A small minority of Pakistani, Afghani and Bangladeshi men think Asian women are second-class citizens and white girls are third-class citizens,’ Warsi told me. ..... ‘Being brought up — before the politically correct brigade got going — on harvest festivals,...
  • Obama's Hurricane Sandy Trip to New York Timed to Brother-in-Law's Basketball Tourney

    11/10/2012 5:17:37 PM PST · by kristinn · 15 replies
    Saturday, November 10, 2012 | Kristinn
    Priorities. While hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers are still suffering without heat and power, Barack Obama is waiting until Thursday, November 15 to visit New York City to meet with struggling survivors of Hurricane Sandy and review the recovery process firsthand. The visit happens to come on the same day that Obama's college basketball coach brother-in-law will be in town for a tournament.Obama paid an election-savvy visit to New Jersey on October 31, right after Sandy hit, but held off visiting New York City at the request of Mayor Mike Bloomberg as the city was not prepared for a...
  • Florida vote beyond recount range; Allen West won’t concede

    11/10/2012 5:13:37 PM PST · by Fred · 141 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 111012 | ap
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West is refusing to concede, even though the state of Florida says he lost his re-election bid by 2,442 votes. The state reported its complete but unofficial tally on Saturday in the 18th District race. There are still a handful of overseas and military ballots outstanding, but under Florida law, recounts are based on Saturday’s results.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ A FEW GOOD WORDS ~ 11 November 2012

    11/10/2012 5:12:57 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 65 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            A FEW GOOD WORDS The accuracy of lie detector tests has never been completely decided upon. Although it is inadmissible as evidence in court, even the proponents of lie detector testing agree that it is not always accurate. Among the first lie detectors, considered by some to be the most accurate, was the donkey's tail! That's right, in ancient India, a suspect would be escorted to a darkened room. Only three would be present: the accused, the interrogator, and a donkey. The person being questioned was told that the donkey would bray if his responses...
  • Here’s What We Know About General Petraeus’ Reported Mistress

    11/10/2012 5:08:13 PM PST · by izzatzo · 77 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/10/2012 | E. Ritz
    TheBlaze/AP) — Paula Broadwell first met fellow West Point graduate David Petraeus in the spring of 2006, when she was a graduate student at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He was a lieutenant general working on a counterinsurgency manual that would be tested during his command in Iraq. The university had invited him to give a speech. Broadwell was in the Army Reserve after being recalled three times to active duty since the Sept. 11 attacks to work on counterterrorism issues and intended to return to active duty or get into the policy world, according to the preface of the...
  • Former U.S. Prosecutor Negotiating Plea Deal For Jackson Jr.

    11/10/2012 5:02:42 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | Nov. 9, 2012
    CHICAGO (CBS) – A former U.S. attorney representing embattled Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is negotiating a plea deal with the federal government, CBS 2 has learned. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine has the exclusive details. The plea deal would end Jackson’s 17-year career as a congressman representing Chicago’s South Side and suburbs. At the center of negotiations is white-collar criminal defense attorney Dan Webb, who served as Chicago’s top federal prosecutor in the 1980s, when several Cook County judges were indicted for public corruption under the “Operation Greylord” investigation. Webb, the chairman of Winston & Strawn LLP in Chicago,...
  • 'Preppers' in Brighter Spotlight after Natural Disaster

    11/10/2012 5:02:20 PM PST · by Kartographer · 47 replies
    WSAW TV ^ | 11/5/12 | Al Knox
    You may have seen the National Geographic show "Doomsday Preppers," and wondered if it really is all that common. It turns out; there are preppers all over the nation, including central Wisconsin. And they're more in the spotlight than ever. Superstorm Sandy left much of the East Coast scrambling for power, warmth, gasoline, even food. But preppers say they're ready for disasters - natural or otherwise. Cheryl is one of them.” We’re different because we don't spend our money on gadgets. The newest smart phone and things like that. We put our money into things that we can use and...
  • California's landmark global warming law becomes real this week with first cap-and-trade auctions

    11/10/2012 4:42:05 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 11/10/2012 | Paul Rogers
    For more than 40 years, California has led the nation in environmental regulation, from passing the toughest coastal protection laws to America's first rules banning leaded gasoline. Now, this week -- after Hurricane Sandy pushed the issue of climate change back into the national spotlight -- California will become the first state to begin requiring a broad range of businesses to reduce their greenhouse gas pollution. At 10 a.m. Wednesday, the California Air Resources Board is scheduled to hold its first auction to sell pollution allowances under the state's landmark cap-and-trade law. The idea is simple: The state sets an...
  • Frustrated residents protest outside New York utility

    11/10/2012 4:36:30 PM PST · by granada · 34 replies
    AP via Yahoo (propaganda machine) ^ | Nov 10, 2012 | Mae Anderson
    Even as the lights came for many who lost power in New York and New Jersey during the superstorm and a later nor'easter, hundreds of residents protested Saturday outside a Long Island utility, frustrated by its slow response to outages. Power restoration has been slower there than in other areas hit by Superstorm Sandy, sparking criticism of the Long Island Power Authority. Some of the 130,000 blacked out homes and businesses the utility serves may not have power restored until the end of Tuesday, LIPA said. In the rest of the region hardest hit by the storm, most service was...