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  • No Red Tape? Non-Union FEMA Crews, Water and Other Supplies Sit Idle Thanks To Unions & Red Tape

    11/13/2012 5:09:06 AM PST · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    Red State ^ | November 12th, 2012 | LaborUnionReport
    It’s been two weeks since Hurricane Sandy killed 113 people, wiped out portions of towns, and knocked out power to millions. It has also been two weeks since Barack Obama pledged, “No bureaucracy. No red tape.” However, according to multiple public and private sources, unions and union-related red tape are causing workers from out of state to be turned back, as well as workers contracted by FEMA, as well as tons of supplies, already in New York and New Jersey to sit idle—at a cost of millions to taxpayers. It has already been well publicized though the Daily Caller how...
  • Broward has all-woman school district [Stunning LACK OF DIVERSITY in Democrat County!]

    11/13/2012 5:01:24 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Seattle P. I. ^ | November 13, 2012
    <p>FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The election brought a first to Broward County — an all-woman school board.</p> <p>Abby Freedman and Rosalind Osgood won their run-off elections last week and will join six women incumbents on the board Nov. 20.</p>
  • Monopoly money? Nope, just local currency

    11/13/2012 4:49:25 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 26 replies
    Washington Post.com ^ | By Annie Gowen
    One recent Saturday morning, Nick Williams navigated the packed aisles of the Glut Food Co-Op in Mount Rainier, filling his basket with organic vegetables, herbal tea, turmeric and local apple cider. After the cashier rang up his purchases, he pulled out a funny-looking piece of paper instead of a wad of cash. The bill had environmentalist Rachel Carson’s picture where Abraham Lincoln’s ought to have been. Stripped across the top was the motto “In Each Other We Trust.” Monopoly money? No, just a local currency system in the Mount Rainier and Hyattsville neighborhoods in Prince George’s County, where users essentially...
  • Abu Qatada released from prison [Western Civilization Continues to Cut Its Own Throat]

    11/13/2012 4:24:31 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 13, 2012 | Alan Travis
    The radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada has been released from Long Lartin high-security prison in Worcestershire after a British court ruled that he should not be sent back to Jordan to face trial on torture-based evidence. The terror suspect is being driven back to his home in north-west London where he faces a 16-hour-a-day curfew enforced by an electronic tag and strict restrictions on who he can meet. The details of his bail conditions were expected to be released later on Tuesday. His release came as it emerged that the home secretary, Theresa May, faces a lengthy timetable in her...
  • Scandal probe ensnares commander of U.S., NATO troops in Afghanistan

    11/13/2012 4:10:47 AM PST · by billorites · 112 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 13, 2012 | Craig Whitlock
    The FBI probe into the sex scandal that prompted CIA Director David Petraeus to resign has expanded to ensnare Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced early Tuesday. According to a senior U.S. defense official, the FBI has uncovered between 20,000 and 30,000 documents — most of them e-mails — of “potentially inappropriate” communications between Allen and Jill Kelley, a 37-year-old Tampa woman whose close relationship with Petraeus ultimately led to his downfall. Allen, a Marine, succeeded Petraeus as the top allied commander in Afghanistan in July 2011. He also served...
  • Cops: Woman angered by Obama re-election runs over husband for not voting

    11/13/2012 3:58:44 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 12, 2012
    An Arizona woman, in despair at the re-election of Democratic President Barack Obama, ran down her husband with the family car in suburban Phoenix on Saturday because he failed to vote in the election, police said Monday. Holly Solomon, 28, was arrested after running over husband Daniel Solomon following a wild chase that left him pinned underneath the vehicle.
  • Honor For Whom Honor is Due

    11/13/2012 3:55:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    On the heels of a pivotal national election, I'd like to remind Americans that it is our troops' service and sacrifice that safeguards our precious right to cast those ballots and savor the freedoms that we hold dear. They represent the best of America. Yesterday, we honored all U.S. veterans and troops currently serving for their unwavering courage, their dedication to keeping our nation strong and protecting the liberties we continue to enjoy. We also pay tribute to the wounded, missing, fallen and their families. My father, Ray, fought and was wounded in World War II in the Battle of...
  • France hits Amazon with $252 million tax claim

    11/13/2012 3:46:55 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 19 replies
    France 24 ^ | 12/11/2012
    Online retailer Amazon said on Monday that French tax authorities had slapped the company with a $252 million claim for back taxes, interest and penalties. Amazon has said it will "vigorously contest" the assessment. Internet retailer Amazon said it had received a $252 million demand from the French tax authorities for back taxes, interest and penalties in relation to “the allocation of income between foreign jurisdictions”. The claim comes as European countries step up efforts to clamp down on U.S. companies which minimise their tax bills in the continent by chanelling profits through low-tax regimes. Amazon said it would fight...
  • Time running out for J.C. Penny

    11/13/2012 3:34:59 AM PST · by tobyhill · 69 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 11/12/2012 | Jonathan Ratner
    J.C. Penny Co. was hit with a downgrade at Credit Suisse as the retailer’s sales continue to slow. Analyst Michael Exstein lowered his rating to underperform from neutral and cut his target price to US$15 from US$25 after the company reported its fifth straight quarterly loss on Friday. Mr. Exstein noted that J.C. Penny’s cash position continues to dwindle and it is expected to generate only a minimal amount of EBITDA in 2012 and 2013. The company has already sold US$525-million in non-core assets this year. “Time is no longer on J.C. Penny’s side, and going into the fourth quarter...
  • French nationalists protest in Paris against radical Islam, allege Muslims won’t integrate

    11/13/2012 3:27:35 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 10, 2012 | Associated Press
    PARIS — Hundreds of French nationalists have demonstrated in Paris against Islamist extremism, chanting the French anthem and saying the religion has no place in the country. Protester Romain Cyiril says, “France was always a welcoming country, but for the first time we have to deal with a religion which can’t and doesn’t want to integrate itself.”
  • Elmo’s world rocked by claim of underage relationship (with an underage male)

    11/13/2012 3:24:26 AM PST · by tobyhill · 30 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11/12/2012 | By Bill Zwecker
    While charges and counter-charges were flying in the wake of Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash’s leave of absence from “Sesame Street,” sources close to those controlling both the iconic children’s character and its multi-million-dollar products told this column Monday it was “highly unlikely” Clash would ever return as Elmo’s alter ego. “In fact, unless things suddenly move in Kevin’s direction right away, and he is proven to be a victim of an ugly smear — rather than an adult sexual predator of a minor — he is finished in the world of children’s entertainment,” said a source close to the situation....
  • Comcast's NBCUniversal unit lays off 500 employees: source (Get rid of them all!)

    11/13/2012 3:17:57 AM PST · by tobyhill · 20 replies
    reuters ^ | 11/12/2012 | staff
    Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal entertainment unit is laying off about 500 employees at cable channels, Jay Leno's late-night TV show and the Universal Pictures movie studio, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Monday. The cuts add up to about 1.5 percent of the company's workforce of 30,000 employees, the source said. A large portion of the layoffs occurred at the G4 cable channel, a network about video games and the gaming culture, the source said. Two of the network's shows were recently canceled. Other layoffs occurred about two months ago at "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," which...
  • Palestinians Begin Work To Open Arafat Grave: Source

    11/13/2012 3:12:03 AM PST · by Fennie · 22 replies
    AFP ^ | November 13, 2012
    AFP - Palestinians on Tuesday began work to open the grave of the late Yasser Arafat ahead of an exhumation of his body for a murder probe, a source close to his family told AFP. "Today they started removing concrete and stones from Arafat's mausoleum and the work will last for almost 15 days," the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - November 13, 2012

    11/13/2012 2:49:14 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.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-p34761/ httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Where is the Tea Party

    11/13/2012 2:46:53 AM PST · by tiger-one · 44 replies
    11/13/12 | Tigerone
    Shocked like most of us, I went looking for the Tea Party sites. They are there, but activity is void. What site do you recommend?
  • Emanuel: Jackson Jr. should address voters, as plea talks (with jail time) reported

    11/13/2012 2:43:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Emanuel: Jackson Jr. should address voters, as plea talks reportedBy Pete Kasperowicz - 11/12/12 03:28 PM ET Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) on Monday said Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) should address his constituents and explain whether he'll be able to work as a member of the House next year. "With the election over, there are big issues coming up in the lame-duck session," Emanuel said, according to NBC Chicago. "I think Congressman Jackson, it's incumbent upon him to have a conversation with his constituents about his intentions." Emanuel's remarks come after reports last weekend said that Jackson is negotiating...
  • Thomas Sowell: Nicers Losers

    11/13/2012 2:14:59 AM PST · by Fred · 38 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 111312 | Thomas Sowell
    Mitt Romney now joins the long list of the kinds of presidential candidates favored by the Republican establishment— nice, moderate losers, people with no coherently articulated vision, despite how many ad hoc talking points they may have. The list of Republican presidential candidates like this goes back at least as far as 1948, when Thomas E. Dewey ran against President Harry Truman. Dewey spoke in lofty generalities while Truman spoke in hard-hitting specifics. Since then, there have been many re-runs of this same scenario, featuring losing Republican presidential candidates John McCain, Bob Dole, Gerald Ford and, when he ran for...
  • Petraeus friend Jill Kelley found place hosting military parties [financial woes]

    11/13/2012 2:13:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 111 replies
    St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | November 13, 2012 | Staff and wires
    ........... Since the Kelleys have been in Tampa, records show, one or both have been subjects of lawsuits nine times — including an $11,000 judgment against them that originated in Pennsylvania. Ongoing cases, the court records show, include an indebtedness case from Chase Bank; a foreclosure case from Regions Bank; and a credit card case from FIA Card Services. Not long after the couple arrived in Tampa, Jill Kelley and her identical twin sister, Natalie Khawam, appeared for a taping of the Food Network's reality show, Food Fight. The segment featured sibling rivalry, with the twins cooking off against two...
  • Australian Jews seek reassurance on Qantas-Emirates deal

    11/13/2012 2:10:26 AM PST · by ilcenter · 1 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Nov.13, 2012 | Dan Goldberg
    Sydney – A new partnership between Australia's national airline Qantas and Emirates Airlines is causing turbulence in the company's relations with the Jewish community, prompted by fears for the safety of Jews and Israelis who purchase seats on the "Flying Kangaroo." The 10-year deal, announced in September, will mean Dubai will now replace Singapore as the major hub and layover spot for customers flying to and from Europe. As part of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai prohibits Israeli passport holders from entering its territory. The UAE and Israel do not have formal diplomatic relations.
  • Russia: Andropov’s Shadow over the Kremlin Clan Feuds

    The Russian political class had hardly any time last week to contemplate the consequences of US President Barack Obama’s re-election for a second term or to follow the tense atmosphere at the 18th Communist Party Congress in Beijing—it was the cutthroat clash of Kremlin clans that captured all the attention. That President Vladimir Putin has launched a major cadre reshuffle so soon after forming the new government in May is in itself unexpected; but what makes this round of hiring and firing really unique is that every supreme decision is being driven by force majeure (Vedomosti, November 7; Gazeta.ru, November...