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  • IEA: US Energy Production to Beat Saudi by 2017

    11/12/2012 6:42:13 PM PST · by lbryce · 12 replies
    The American Interest ^ | November 12, 2012 | Russell Mead
    e American energy miracle continues to make waves as more and more people realize just how big it is. The FT reports: The US will overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s largest global oil producer by 2017, according to the International Energy Agency, in one of the clearest signs yet of how the shale revolution is redrawing the global energy landscape. This marks the first time the IEA, the developed world’s most respected energy forecaster, has made such a prediction. It underscores how the drilling boom that has unlocked North America’s vast reserves of hard-to-get-at oil and...
  • Fairy Tale: Anonymous Women Harasses Another via Email, Major FBI Investigation Ensues

    11/12/2012 6:41:34 PM PST · by CriticalThinking · 11 replies
    4 Your Country ^ | 11/12/12 | 4YourCountry
    A women in Tampa calls the FBI. "I am getting harassing emails from some unknown person telling me to 'Stay away from my man'. I am not sure who she is talking about. What should I do?" Well of course, the FBI launches a major investigation that included many months of work. What else would you do?
  • Mine layoffs blamed on Obama upset union; miners look for new jobs

    11/12/2012 6:35:24 PM PST · by Red Steel · 13 replies
    ksltv ^ | November 12, 2012 | Geoff Liesik
    PRICE, Carbon County — They're gearing up again at the state Department of Workforce Services to help scores of miners who received pink slips this week from UtahAmerican Energy Inc. "The coal mines are great jobs," said DWS workforce development specialist Nicole Steele. "But over the years, they do go up and down," Steele said. "It's kind of a roller coaster and everybody's aware of that." Roller coaster or not, the reason given Wednesday for the reduction of 102 jobs at the West Ridge Mine near East Carbon threw just about everyone for a loop. They were necessary because of...
  • Here’s the e-mail trick Petraeus and Broadwell used to communicate

    11/12/2012 6:34:11 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    CIA Director David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell, a former military intelligence officer and his biographer, adopted a well-worn online trick, in an apparent attempt to keep their communications secret.
  • The GOP Quest for Black and Hispanic Votes

    11/12/2012 6:31:00 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 13 replies
    -snip- Luis, our previous caller, talked about Univision. For four years Univision did nothing but bash every potential Republican candidate. It didn't matter what they thought of Obama. The alternative was unacceptable. Now, this is why, by the way, I cringe when the Republicans and these brilliant consultants at the end of every election think that we have to become more like Democrats to win, which is essentially what they're saying. And look, I don't think I can ask this question too often. It is said now that the Republicans need to move significantly toward the direction of amnesty and...
  • Major Post Election Events Are About To Change Americans' Lives Forever.

    11/12/2012 6:29:59 PM PST · by entropy12 · 41 replies
    Decision Point ^ | November 12, 2012 | Dr Joe Duarte
    The Financial Markets Have Yet To Begin Factoring In What Lies Ahead The stock market may have found a temporary bottom as investors try to step away from the election and focus on the economy. The problem is that despite the election being over, the two dynamics are more interdependent now than they were before the Obama wins. The really big picture is that daily life and the financial markets are now becoming one single entity. The days where markets were focused on factoring in the future are now past, at least for now. And making matters worse, we don't...
  • Was Petraeus Forced Out To Silence His Account Of Benghazi killings? (friends say yes)

    11/12/2012 6:23:23 PM PST · by drewh · 79 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | Last updated: November 12th, 2012 | By Con Coughlin
    As they say in politics, timing is everything, and the shock resignation of David Petraeus as CIA director raises serious questions about whether this was genuinely a resignation caused by his affair with his biographer, or whether it was a hatchet job by Barack Obama's administration to prevent him giving evidence this Thursday to the Senate Intelligence Committee. The general's friends tell me that his sudden departure from Langley has nevertheless raised suspicions that his political enemies in the Obama administration – and there are many – used his dalliance to force him out of the CIA before he could...
  • Hannity, Allen West, and Voter Fraud

    11/12/2012 6:22:08 PM PST · by HawkHogan · 31 replies
    Fox News
    A lot of posters on Free Republic have been hoping one of the Fox News talking heads recognized the voter fraud. Allen West is on Hannity right now discussing the voter fraud in Florida, and Hannity is highlighting the fishy voting throughout the country. It's starting to gain traction!
  • 'I am not in love with David Petraeus': Paula Broadwell's bizarre denial during interview

    11/12/2012 6:19:53 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 4 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Monday, November 12, 2012 | Daniel Bates
    Freudian? In an interview with Arthur Kade, Paula Broadwell let slip: 'I'm not in love with David Petraeus' The woman who had an affair with David Petraeus denied she was in love with him in a bizarre interview she gave in the midst of their fling. Speaking in an interview while promoting her book in February, Paula Broadwell said without prompting: 'I am not in love with David Petraeus', in what was something of a Freudian slip. By that stage their affair was around five months having started when he became head of the CIA in September last year. It...
  • Allen West: I don’t want to see America become like Zimbabwe

    11/12/2012 6:18:28 PM PST · by grimalkin · 16 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | November 12th, 2012 | Posted by The Right Scoop
    Allen West’s campaign told Fox News this morning that there appears to be a willful attempt to steal the election. Apparently all early voting ballots were supposed to be recounted this weekend but according to Eric Shawn, the St. Lucie canvassing board only counted less than half. This is significant because West is only down by 1907 votes which is a .058% gap. An automatic recount is triggered at .05%. West’s campaign also cited the 140% turnout as troubling because it doesn’t match the number of people that showed up, saying that something is being hidden. Allen West himself told...
  • Democracy Did Not Fail

    11/12/2012 6:17:18 PM PST · by gymbeau · 15 replies
    The Ornery American ^ | Nov. 8, 2012 | Orson Scott Card
    Democracy Did Not Fail To you newspeople at CBS, CNN, ABC, NBC. To you journalists at the New York Times, the Washington Post, at newspapers all over America. You did it. You won. You were able to get Barack Obama his second term. You knew that if you told the American people the truth, they would not have reelected this man. Americans don't vote to reelect a commander-in-chief who abandons our soldiers and agents and ambassadors when they're under enemy fire. But you, confident that you are much wiser than the American people, you decided we had no reason to...
  • The independent states of America: Tens of thousands demand to secede from U.S.

    11/12/2012 6:17:01 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 216 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Monday, November 12, 2012 | Louise Boyle
    Bid for freedom: People from the states marked in red have lodged petitions asking to break away from the rest of the United States since Obama returned to the White House Although America carried President Obama confidently into a second term last Tuesday - not everyone is jumping for joy at the prospect of four more years. Tens of thousands have put their names to secession petitions in 20 states, asking that they peacefully become independent from the rest of the country. The documents have been lodged on a government website We The People - and Texas has almost enough...
  • Petition Colleges To Allow Diplomas To Be Traded Back for 100% tuition Refunds (Barf Alert)

    11/12/2012 6:15:16 PM PST · by lbryce · 19 replies
    White House Petition ^ | November 12, 2012 | Staff
    Full title: We petition the obama administration to: provide University graduates ability to trade their diplomas back for 100% tuition refunds. We petition the obama administration to: provide University graduates ability to trade their diplomas back for 100% tuition refunds. Because of the inability of recent college graduates to find gainful employment in order to repay their college debt, and since this college debt cannot be eliminated in bankruptcy, and most of the recent additions to the job market have been in service related industries, the Obama administration should take up the cause of reducing college debt and hold those...
  • Advice to California's GOP: Leave — Or Better Yet, Change [Not A Chance!]

    11/12/2012 6:15:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 12, 2012 | Steve Lopez
    Advice to California's GOP: Leave — Or Better Yet, Change California needs Republicans' fiscal prudence, but the election shows there's no political future for them without a major makeover. By Steve Lopez November 10, 2012 Memo to the California GOP: Rough couple of weeks, huh? First you found out that the number of registered Republicans in California has dipped below 30%, which means we are fast approaching the day when the entire state membership can fit into two golf carts. To make matters worse, of the 1 million people who used a new online voter registration system this election cycle,...
  • J.C. Penney reveals new Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals (Free Ellen Degenerate tickets...)

    11/12/2012 6:14:44 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    wxyz detroit ^ | 11/12/12 | wxyz detroit
    Instead of mailing out coupons J.C. Penney will be handing out buttons for this year's holiday deals. -snip- Each button has a code on the back which you enter on the J.C. Penney website to reveal if you won a prize. Prizes include a trip to Disneyland, tickets to Ellen Degeneres' show
  • Homeland Security Inspector General’s report on Fast and Furious still unfiled

    11/12/2012 6:11:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    the Examiner ^ | 11/12/12 | David Codrea
    A review of press releases issued by the Department of Homeland Security, the latest being filed Sunday and dealing with DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano’s visit to State Island for a Hurricane Sandy follow-up, reveals the department is crediting itself with all kinds of activities and accomplishments except for its commitment to produce an Inspector General report on Fast and Furious gunwalking independent of the Department of Justice report released in September. A review of the DHS OIG press releases on its website, with the latest filing also being yesterday, also does not mention such a report. The second IG investigation...
  • Missouri residents petition White House for secession

    11/12/2012 6:10:27 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 10 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 11/12/12 | Jason Hancock
    Residents in Missouri and nearly two dozen states have filed petitions on a White House website seeking approval for their state to "withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government." The secession petitions were inspired by President Barack Obama's re-election to a second term. The petitions appear on a section of the White House website called "We the People" that invites users to submit or sign petitions about policy changes they would like to see. If a petition gets 25,000 signatures within a month the White House staff will "review it, ensure it's sent to...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota ~ 13 NOV 2012

    11/12/2012 6:03:35 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 62 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Minot Air Force Base, North DakotaMinot Air Force Base is a U.S. Air Force installation in Ward County, North Dakota, 13 miles north of the city of Minot. Minot AFB is the home of two major wings: the 5th Bomb Wing of the Air Combat Command (ACC), and 91st Missile Wing of the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). Originally opened in 1957 as an Air Defense Command (ADC) base, it became a major Strategic Air Command (SAC) base in the early 1960s, with both nuclear missiles and bombers (& tankers). When...
  • Missouri To Audit Food Stamp Program After Charges At Casinos, Strip Clubs (& vacation spots)

    11/12/2012 6:03:35 PM PST · by drewh · 14 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | Posted on Mon, Nov. 12, 2012 07:07 | | The Associated Press
    Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich is planning to review the Department of Social Services’ administration of two assistance programs. Schweich says the audit will focus on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and the Electronic Benefit Transfer process, which is used to access food stamps. The audit has been added to the 2013 schedule for Schweich’s office. Schweich pointed to recent reports of benefits being accessed from casinos, gentlemen’s clubs and locations around the world. He says the assistance programs are not intended to finance recipients’ entertainment or to pay for their vacations.
  • French probe sister of radical Muslim who killed 7

    11/12/2012 6:01:54 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    ap ^ | November 12, 2012
  • Petraeus Not Roaming Alone; Texas Looks to Step Out on Obama and the Nation

    11/12/2012 6:00:38 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    guardianlv.com ^ | 11/12/2012 | Bridgette Bryant
    A bold Texas resident started a petition to the White House via its website last Friday in the ” We the People” section. The site allows registered individuals to post petitions making requests to the Obama Administration. In order to be eligible for review, petitions must gather at least 25,000 signatures. Though, today the Texas secession petition reached 27,000, some say it may not get a response. The organization Texassecedes.org points to statements from the state’s own founding documents in order to support the legitimacy of this request. Quotations from the state constitution, “Texas is a free and independent State...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-12-12

    11/12/2012 5:47:40 PM PST · by dynachrome · 43 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 11-12-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Woman Blames Husband for Obama’s Re-Election, Allegedly Runs Him Over With Her SUV

    11/12/2012 5:41:10 PM PST · by drewh · 110 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 12, 2012 at 7:42pm
    morning quarterbacking as Republicans and conservatives across the nation try to figure out just what went wrong. One woman from Mesa, Ariz. decided that her husband was partly to blame for Obama’s re-election because he failed to vote this time around. So as punishment, she reportedly ran him over with her car, leaving him with critical injuries. Holly Solomon, 28, allegedly chased her husband, Daniel, around a parking lot driving an SUV following a heated argument about the presidential election, KNXV-TV reports. ”According to Daniel, Holly believed her family was going to face hardship as a result of President Obama’s...
  • Post Your Dream/Nightmare Obama Cabinet Appointments Here

    11/12/2012 5:37:32 PM PST · by Argus · 42 replies
    My Fertile Imagination | 11/12/12 | Argus
    John Kerry as Secretary of Defense. Susan Rice as Secretary of State. How much loonier can it get? Who says Obama has no sense of humor? Here's your chance to weigh in, FReepers. Post your own nominees for the New And Improved Obama 2013 Cabinet here. I'll get the ball rolling: Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare: Michael Moore CIA Director: Van Jones Secretary of the Treasury: Jon Corzine et cetera. Have at it, comrades!
  • Dear GOP-e and other bedwetters

    11/12/2012 5:32:39 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 112 replies
    Nov 12, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Dear GOP-e and other bedwetters, No, traditional America is not gone for good. Conservatism is not dead. America is not kaput. No need for the hand-wringing or navel-gazing and for God's sake, no need for leftward movements. No compromise. No surrender. No gay marriage. No abortion. No amnesty. No gun control. No big government. And no tax and spend!! If you wish to win elections you must energize the base. You must turn out the vote! You must run a clear pro-life, pro-family, pro-small government, pro-defense conservative who not only talks the talk, but walks the walk. We lost this...
  • Obama considering John Kerry for job of defense secretary (and Susan Rice for Secretary of State)

    11/12/2012 5:31:34 PM PST · by Innovative · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Karen DeYoung and Greg Miller
    President Obama is considering asking Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) to serve as his next defense secretary, part of an extensive rearrangement of his national security team that will include a permanent replacement for former CIA director David H. Petraeus. Although Kerry is thought to covet the job of secretary of state, senior administration officials familiar with transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
  • Twisting the Internal Polling Knife

    11/12/2012 5:24:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Guy Benson
    In light of the revelation that Mitt Romney was "shell-shocked" by his loss last week, I've been pretty tough on the job performance of his campaign's internal pollsters, who clearly missed the mark -- resulting in costly tactical decisions down the stretch:   These analyses [of the "expand the map" strategy] make sense, but only within the context of the campaign truly believing that they were safe in other crucial must-have states -- a cataclysmically wrong assumption. When I stopped by Romney headquarters in Boston back in September, Newhouse said his team was anticipating a D+3 electorate in November. This...
  • Cherokee offer bounty for killing coyotes

    11/12/2012 5:23:43 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 22 replies
    AP via WRAL ^ | 11/12/12 | AP
    CHEROKEE, N.C. — The Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians in western North Carolina is offering bounty payments of $25 for each coyote carcass that is turned into the tribe. The Tribal Council is offering the money to try to protect white-tailed deer on the reservation, the Asheville Citizen-Times (http://avlne.ws/SWA3hG ) reported. Money will only be paid for coyotes that have been shot, not trapped.
  • Wealthy Dump Assets Amid Worries About Going Over 'Cliff'

    11/12/2012 5:23:35 PM PST · by Innovative · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | Nov 12, 2012 | Robert Frank
    Wealth advisors say that with capital-gains taxes potentially going to 25 percent from 15 percent, and other possible increases in the dividend tax, estate tax and other taxes, many clients are selling now to save millions in taxes. If the Bush-era tax cuts expire, taxes on capital gains would revert back to its previous rate of 20 percent from its current 15 percent. Another 5 percent may be added from health-care levies and changes in itemized deductions, bringing the rate to 25 percent for many high earners. Taxes on dividends could go from 15 percent to over 43 percent. And...
  • FBI Agent in Petraeus Case Under Scrutiny

    11/12/2012 5:12:57 PM PST · by maggief · 158 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 12, 2012 | DEVLIN BARRETT, EVAN PEREZ and SIOBHAN GORMAN
    EXCERPT The FBI agent who started the case was a friend of Jill Kelley, the Tampa woman who received harassing, anonymous emails that led to the probe, according to officials. Ms. Kelley, a volunteer who organizes social events for military personnel in the Tampa area, complained in May about the emails to a friend who is an FBI agent. That agent referred it to a cyber crimes unit, which opened an investigation. However, supervisors soon became concerned that the initial agent might have grown obsessed with the matter, and prohibited him from any role in the investigation, according to the...
  • Obama blamed for coal layoffs

    11/12/2012 5:08:25 PM PST · by Red Steel · 12 replies
    Post Gazette ^ | November 10, 2012 12:26 am
    WASHINGTON -- Citing what he perceives as an Obama administration "war on coal," an Ohio coal mining executive and prominent Republican donor responded to the results of the presidential election by laying off more than 150 workers. Robert Murray, chief executive of Murray Energy Co., the largest privately held coal company in America, blamed the layoffs on President Barack Obama -- and, by extension, the voters who elected him -- in a memo to employees. The company employs 3,000 people and produces 30 million tons of coal a year. "The American people have made their choice," Mr. Murray said in...
  • 'It's No Longer Tenable to be Jew' in Academics, Says Professor

    11/12/2012 5:04:56 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/11/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    A math teacher at the University and College Union (UCU) -- the largest trade union and professional association of higher education for professors, academics, lecturers and researchers in the United Kingdom -- says the institution has repeatedly singled out Israel for condemnation at its annual conferences and created an intolerant environment in which "it is no longer tenable to be a Jew in UCU", The Telegraph reported. Ronnie Fraser, who is suing the union for race and religious discrimination, had opposed a controversial motion passed by the union in 2007 calling for a ban on all Israeli academics working in...
  • White-Collar Heavyweight Abbe Lowell Steps into Petraeus Fracas (Clinton impeachment lawyer)

    11/12/2012 5:01:14 PM PST · by Arthurio · 25 replies
    Chadbourne & Parke white-collar criminal defense heavyweight Abbe Lowell has joined the fray surrounding the resignation of Central Intelligence Agency director David Petraeus, who stepped down Friday in light of the Federal Bureau of Investigation revealing that Petraeus had an extramarital affair with his biographer. Several news outlets reported Monday that Lowell is representing Jill Kelley, a 37-year-old Tampa woman who complained that she was receiving threatening emails, which turned out to be from Paula Broadwell, a West Point graduate who chronicled Petraeus's life in a book published in January that she coauthored. Investigation into the emails led to the...
  • Cornel West: Obama a 'Republican in Blackface'

    11/12/2012 4:54:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    The Root ^ | November 11, 2012 | Hillary Crosley
    Cornel West has made it clear that he feels that President Obama should be more proactive in tackling issues like poverty and the prison-industrial complex. Some African Americans see the professor's views as divisive, while others say he's speaking truth to power. Recently, in an interview with Democracy Now, West and Tavis Smiley were asked about the president's priorities, and while Smiley said Americans must encourage the POTUS to be the best he can be, West was much more critical, writes the Atlanta Daily World. "I think that it's morally obscene and spiritually profane to spend $6 billion on an...
  • Obama considering John Kerry for job of defense secretary

    11/12/2012 4:53:41 PM PST · by maggief · 70 replies
    WaPo ^ | November 12, 2012 | Karen DeYoung and Greg Miller
    President Obama is considering asking Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) to serve as his next defense secretary, part of an extensive rearrangement of his national security team that will include a permanent replacement for former CIA director David H. Petraeus. Although Kerry is thought to covet the job of secretary of state, senior administration officials familiar with transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. John O. Brennan, Obama’s chief counterterrorism adviser, is a leading contender for the CIA job if he wants it, officials said. If Brennan...
  • 'I am not in love with David Petraeus': Paula Broadwell's bizarre denial during interview

    11/12/2012 4:53:32 PM PST · by Arthurio · 6 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Tuesday, Nov 13 2012 3AM | Daniel Bates
    The woman who had an affair with David Petraeus denied she was in love with him in a bizarre interview she gave in the midst of their fling. Speaking in an interview while promoting her book in February, Paula Broadwell said without prompting: 'I am not in love with David Petraeus', in what was something of a Freudian slip. By that stage their affair was around five months having started when he became head of the CIA in September last year. It ended around July, according to reports. In the interview Broadwell, who is married with two young sons, revealed...
  • Obama keeps job; others lose theirs

    11/12/2012 4:51:27 PM PST · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 11, 2012 | Tim Devaney
    After an election campaign that featured jobs as a central issue, some of the nation’s businesses have responded to President Obama’s victory with a series of layoff announcements related to a variety of factors including the New Year’s “fiscal cliff.” A number of companies had hoped the election of Republican Mitt Romney would raise the chances of avoiding the cliff’s $1 trillion in federal spending cuts, half of them defense-related, plus higher taxes from the expiration of the George W. Bush-era tax cuts. Other factors in the spate of layoff notices included costs related to Mr. Obama’s health care plan...
  • Fox News source: Yes, the CIA was holding prisoners at the Benghazi annex

    11/12/2012 4:48:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/12/2012 | AllahPundit
    Just a single source, but this does jibe with what Broadwell said in her Denver speech. In the original Oct. 26 Fox News report, sources at the annex said that the CIAÂ’s Global Response Staff had handed over three Libyan militia members to the Libyan authorities who came to rescue the 30 Americans in the early hours of Sept. 12.A well-placed Washington source confirms to Fox News that there were Libyan militiamen being held at the CIA annex in Benghazi and that their presence was being looked at as a possible motive for the staged attack on the consulate and...
  • Will non-cooperation of multiple states’ be too much for ObamaCare?

    11/12/2012 4:45:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/12/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    The answer, of course, is an emphatic yes, since by its very nature, ObamaCare is too much for ObamaCare, but individual states' freedom to opt out of designing their own state-specific health insurance exchanges is turning out to be yet another flaw in the oh-so-masterful plan.Last week, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that the government is extending the deadline by which states must submit their blueprints for their exchanges, meant to be tools with which consumers can shop around for insurance options, but all states must still indicate whether they're planning on doing it themselves, forging a...
  • Applebees Layoffs Sparked by Obamacare

    11/12/2012 4:39:51 PM PST · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    Food Beat ^ | November 12, 2012 @ 1:07 pm | Angela Ayles
    Applebee’s CEO Zane Tankel hinted yesterday that the company will be likely be laying off several employees and will refrain from hiring more due to President Obama’s re-election and the roll-out of Obamacare. For those of you unaware of Obamacare, it a new initiative put forth by the President which requires any employer with 50 or more employees to provide federal government-approved health care for its employees. If a company fails to do so, it will pay a $2,000 fine per person. Tankel released the following statement to Fox News: “We’ve calculated it will cost some millions of dollars across...
  • CBS's Nancy Giles: Whites Oppose Abortion 'To Build Up the Race'

    Host Harris-Perry was discussing with her guests the results of Tuesday's election by demographic group. When she got her chance to comment, Giles said, "It's been weird to watch white people report on this." "You know when you just showed that graph of the decline in the numbers," she continued, "I thought, 'Maybe that's why they're trying to eliminate all these abortions and stuff. They're trying to build up the race."
  • Secession petitions filed in 20 states (With 30 GOP governors, where's the other 10 states?)

    11/12/2012 4:34:21 PM PST · by bestintxas · 25 replies
    yahoo.news ^ | 11/12/12 | m
    In the wake of last week's presidential election, thousands of Americans have signed petitions seeking permission for their states to peacefully secede from the United States. The petitions were filed on We the People, a government website. States with citizens filing include Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Oddly, folks from Georgia have filed twice. Even stranger, several of the petitions come from states that went for President Barack Obama. The petitions are short and to the point. For example,...
  • Stray Syrian Mortars Put Israel on High Alert

    11/12/2012 4:32:24 PM PST · by robowombat · 5 replies
    CBN News Middle East Bureau ^ | Monday, November 12, 2012 | Chris Mitchell
    Stray Syrian Mortars Put Israel on High Alert By Chris Mitchell CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief Monday, November 12, 2012 JERUSALEM, Israel -- A second mortar shell landed in northern Israel Monday, a day after Israel fired a warning shot into Syria in response to a Syrian mortar that hit the Golan Heights. Over the weekend, Israel came under fire on both its northern and southern borders. "We understand that this was a mistake and the mortar was not meant to target Israel and then, this is why we actually fired warning shots in retaliation," Israel Defense Forces spokesperson...
  • Carrollton-based company issues layoff warning for 459 Dallas employees

    11/12/2012 4:31:02 PM PST · by Red Steel · 3 replies
    wfaa ^ | November 12, 2012 at 11:07 AM Updated today at 12:50 PM
    DALLAS -- Wingspan Portfolio Advisors, a Carrollton-based loan servicing company, will layoff more than a quarter of its workforce at the end of the year. Wingspan issued a Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) letter on Nov. 5 to the Texas Workforce Commission informing them all 459 employees at the Dallas location will be terminated effective December 31, 2012. The business is "an award-winning diversified servicing company" and "offers a wide-range of services to assist the mortgage industry in virtually every aspect of delinquent loan servicing," according to the company's website. The site says the company has nearly 1,700...
  • Hostess to Close Selected Bakeries Due to Nationwide Strike

    11/12/2012 4:28:22 PM PST · by mdittmar · 21 replies
    Hostess Brands ^ | November 12, 2012 | Hostess Brands
    Irving, TX – November 12 - Hostess Brands Inc. announced today that it will permanently close three bakeries today as a result of a nationwide strike initiated on November 9 by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (Bakers Union) that has prevented the facilities from producing and delivering products. "Our customers will not be affected because we will continue to serve them from other Hostess Brands bakeries, but sadly this action will result in the permanent closure of three facilities and the loss of 627 jobs," said Hostess Brands CEO Gregory F. Rayburn.  "We deeply regret this...
  • More Layoffs At NBCU’s TV Networks

    11/12/2012 4:27:01 PM PST · by Red Steel · 10 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | Monday November 12, 2012 @ 11:26am PST | NELLIE ANDREEVA
    EXCLUSIVE UPDATED: It seems like there is another wave of belt-tightening at NBCUniversal. I hear the company has been imposing layoffs across the various TV divisions of the company. The layoffs started two weeks ago with Los Angeles-based personnel, with New York-based employees getting pink slips today. (NBCU’s LA-based film studio, Universal Pictures, also was hit with layoffs about two weeks ago, when it let go of 25 employees.) I hear the cuts, which don’t appear to be very deep, are the result of a corporate decision and virtually all networks are affected to some extent including NBC; Syfy; USA;...
  • St. Lucie elections supervisor mum on problems (Allen West related story)

    11/12/2012 4:20:17 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    TCPALM ^ | 11-12-2012 | Laurie K. Blandford
    November 12, 2012 St. Lucie elections supervisor mum on problems Laurie K. Blandford ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Many questions about the county's elections and ever-changing results remained unanswered Monday. No one from the state, county elections office or Canvassing Board was available to answer questions because offices were closed for Veterans Day. Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker did not respond to a cellphone message and her attorney, Cynthia Angelos, couldn't be reached for comment. Among those who want answers are the Fort Pierce mayoral candidates, who've seen the totals and the winner change twice, heading into Wednesday's state-mandated recount of...
  • Going Negative and Turning Out the Base (Michael Barone)

    11/12/2012 4:18:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 12, 2012 | Michael Barone
    The nasty ads took a toll, but GOP House members supported Ryan’s plan — and won. Lukewarm. That’s the feeling I get from the election numbers.Turnout was apparently down, at least as a percentage of eligible voters. The president was reelected by a reduced margin. The challenger didn’t inspire the turnout surge he needed.Every reelected president since Andrew Jackson has won with an increased popular-vote percentage. Barack Obama didn’t. He won 53 percent to 46 percent in 2008. His numbers as I write are 50 percent to 48 percent over Mitt Romney. That could go up to 51 percent to...
  • NEW JERSEY INKS EMERGENCY TRACKING DEAL WITH RADIANT RFID..

    A week before one of the biggest natural disasters to ever hit the Northeast dissipated the New Jersey shoreline, state officials awarded Radiant RFID a five-year emergency management solution contract to assist with evacuation and emergency tracking during catastrophic events. Texas-based Radiant, which also has contracts with Texas, North Carolina and the city of Boston, will provide the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP) with an RFID-based evacuation solution that tracks evacuees, pets, emergency transport vehicles, and commodities deployed at state shelters in preparation for and in the event of a hurricane, natural disaster or other incident...
  • 'Homeland' Star Says Obama Watches Show While Pretending to Work

    11/12/2012 4:05:18 PM PST · by drewh · 18 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 12 Nov 2012, 1:24 PM PDT
    Homeland" star Damian Lewis has become quite chummy with the Commander in Chief. Seems President Barack Obama is a big fan of Lewis' Showtime terrorism-themed series, and the pair even communicate via email. A recent exchange, shared by the actor while appearing on a British talk show, brought up a long-simmering fear some Americans have about the president's religious persuasion. During an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show Saturday night, the Emmy-winning actor says the president wanted a signed DVD box set of the Showtime hit to give to the Teamsters labor union (the president has previously revealed Homeland is...