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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...
  • Terrorist victim's father writes book, speaks out

    11/12/2012 11:50:00 PM PST · by ilcenter · 1 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | November 12, 2012 | Sarah Jane Tribble
    Just weeks after a billion-dollar lawsuit was filed in a New York state court against the Bank of China, one of the litigants arrived in Cleveland and talked about how the suit is an attempt to stop terror. Naftali Moses, the father of Avraham David, a high school student who died at the Mercaz Harav Jerusalem terror attack in 2008, said Sunday during a break in his book tour that the suit is "obviously not to get rich" but rather to attempt to cut off funds to terrorist organizations. "You can't sue a terrorist organization because they are not going...
  • 'Skyfall' Lands Biggest Box-Office Opening In Bond-Movie History

    11/12/2012 11:45:55 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 27 replies
    MTV.COM ^ | 11/12/12 | Ryan J. Downey
    "Skyfall" landed with the biggest opening for a Bond movie ever, shaking (but not stirring) up $87.8 million at the domestic box office. The third entry in the series to feature Daniel Craig as 007 had already earned close to $300 million overseas before it hit North American theaters, and with no other films daring to go against it in wide release, the success of "Skyfall" was as assured as James Bond's skills with weapons and women.
  • Praying {Moslem} Man on Plane Scares Passengers & Forces Emergency Landing

    11/12/2012 11:41:26 PM PST · by Cronos · 15 replies
    The Stir ^ | 9 Nov 2012 | Ericka Souter
    a United Airlines pilot had to make an emergency landing after a passenger refused to stop praying in the aisle....On the flight from Denver to Washington, DC, a man got disorderly when attendants wanted him to go back to his seat and stop reciting religious verses. Needless to say, the behavior frightened many other people on the plane, and a small group, no doubt with 9/11 at the top of their minds, were moved to take action. Desperate to get the man to stop his outburst, passengers banded together to subdue him. The pilot alerted the control tower that they...
  • {Moslem} Praying Man Acquitted of Phone Robbery

    11/12/2012 11:37:43 PM PST · by Cronos · 8 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | 12 Nov 2012 | Erin Shebert
    ..On Aug. 8 -- the 21st day of Ramadan -- Hussein left work in the Mission, hopped on BART, and headed to his mosque in downtown where he planned to break his fast. ..Hussein was tired and hungry. He started praying quietly to himself in Arabic when he noticed a man watching him from across the aisle, according to the Public Defender's Office. The man's phone was facing Hussein, who said he noticed a blinking red light. "Mr. Hussein had been ridiculed by strangers in the past while performing his religious requirements," Evangelista said. "He decided he was going to...
  • EU: Angela Merkel sticks to austerity script in Portugal as revolt builds

    11/12/2012 11:21:44 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/12/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel braved hostile crowds in Portugal on Monday to show unflinching support for the country’s austerity ordeal and plead for patience as social cohesion frays. The flying visit came as trade unions led a protest march through Lisbon “in defence of national sovereignty” and the Left Bloc in parliament said its top priority is to “bring down the government” and forge a salvation front. Swooping into Lisbon amid tight security, Mrs Merkel praised the “courageous actions” of free-market premier Pedro Passos Coelho and vowed do to “everything possible” to help the country through hard times. Yet she...
  • Report: U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers of Michigan possible replacement for CIA director David Petraeus

    11/12/2012 10:59:47 PM PST · by Arthurio · 34 replies
    An affair with biographer Paula Broadwell ended the career of retired General David Petraeus, the head of the Central Intelligence Agency. Now, Michigan Congressman Mike Rogers, R-Brighton, is on the short list of possible candidates to replace him, according to a report in the New York Times. From the Times report: Representative Mike Rogers, Republican of Michigan, is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and a former [Federal Bureau of Investigation] official and could sail through confirmation hearings and give a bipartisan air to the administration's efforts, as Mr. Petraeus did. Requests for comment were not immediately answered by Rogers'...
  • EU military headquarters plans 'backed by Baroness Ashton'

    11/12/2012 10:43:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7:00PM GMT 11 Nov 2012 | Henry Samuel, Paris and Bruno Waterfield, Brussels
    Baroness Ashton is a key ally in a French plot to create a Brussels military headquarters that will build on existing European Union military missions. Lady Ashton, the EU foreign minister, has signaled to Paris she will go against British opposition if France can win other allies this winter, a senior French defense ministry source has told the Daily Telegraph. … The French effectively view the launch of new EU military missions as a Trojan horse for a European military headquarters and France will mount a major offensive in mid-2014 that could see it back treaty change to scrap national...
  • Scandal Probe Ensnares Commander of U.S., NATO Troops in Afghanistan

    11/12/2012 10:28:02 PM PST · by kristinn · 242 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | Craig Whitlock
    ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT — The FBI probe into the sex scandal that led to the resignation of CIA director David Petraeus 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 pages of “potentially inappropriate” emails between Allen and Jill Kelley, a 37-year-old Tampa woman whose close friendship with Petraeus ultimately led to his downfall. Allen, a Marine, succeeded Petraeus as the top allied commander in Afghanistan in July 2011. The...
  • Scandal probe ensnares commander of U.S., NATO troops in Afghanistan ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST

    11/12/2012 10:22:04 PM PST · by JouleZ · 112 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2012 | Craig Whitlock
    Here we go again. Obama is taking down the leadership of Americas military.(my words) According to a senior U.S. defense official, the FBI has uncovered between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of “potentially inappropriate” emails between Allen and Jill Kelley, a 37-year-old Tampa woman whose close friendship with Petraeus ultimately led to his downfall. Allen, a Marine, succeeded Petraeus as the top allied commander in Afghanistan in July 2011.
  • Witnesses differ with U.S. over when Libya consulate attack began

    11/12/2012 10:09:12 PM PST · by Arthurio · 17 replies
    By Nancy A. Youssef — McClatchy Newspapers BENGHAZI, LIBYA — Witnesses in Benghazi, Libya, provide a chronology for the attack Sept. 11 on the U.S. consulate here that differs in significant ways from timelines released by U.S. officials in Washington, raising more questions about how the assault unfolded and the speed with which Americans at a nearby CIA annex responded to calls for help from the consulate. The versions of the attack told here indicate that the last visitor who met with Ambassador Chris Stevens, who died in the assault on the consulate, departed at least 45 minutes earlier than...
  • India stepping up to the challenge of post-2014 Afghanistan

    11/12/2012 9:49:00 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 7 replies
    Rueters ^ | November 12, 2012 | Sanjeev Miglani
    Both India and Pakistan are in Afghanistan, not out of any sense of altruism, but their own strategic interests, and it just so happens that India’s are more in line with what the Afghans and the Americans are seeking than Pakistan’s. India’s biggest fear is that Afghanistan will again become a base for Pakistan-supported militants to launch attacks in India or against Indian interests elsewhere including its embassy in Kabul which has been targeted twice, the only one to be done so until the U.S. embassy attacks of 2011. A Taliban return to power could place Afghanistan back in Pakistan’s...
  • Catholics Steady On Gay Marriage [Catholics:WHITE 59% R to 40% O, LATINO 21% R To 75% O]

    11/12/2012 9:48:27 PM PST · by Steelfish · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 12, 2012 | Rachel Zoll
    Catholics Steady On Gay Marriage Bishops also plan to maintain strategy on birth control By Rachel Zoll November 12, 2012 BALTIMORE — A subdued U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops acknowledged Monday that voters rejected the stands the group took against gay marriage and birth control, but it gave no sign it would change its strategy ahead. Same-sex marriage supporters made a four-state sweep of ballot measures last week, despite intensive advocacy by Roman Catholic bishops in favor of traditional marriage. Bishops also spoke out sharply against President Obama’s mandate that most employers provide health insurance that covers artificial contraception. Critics...
  • CBS journalist: Pro-lifers are just 'trying to build up the' white race

    11/12/2012 9:40:44 PM PST · by UnapologeticConservative · 56 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Nov 12, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON. D.C., November 12, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - A commentator on MSNBC has said white people want to end abortion, because “they’re trying to build up the” white race. On Saturday, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry reviewed the declining portion of the electorate made up by white people and asked her panel about “ the demise of the white man.” “It’s been weird to watch white people report on this,” said CBS contributor Nancy Giles. “When you just showed that graph of the decline of the numbers, I thought maybe that’s why they’re trying to eliminate all these abortions and stuff. They’re...
  • In 59 Philadelphia voting divisions, Mitt Romney got zero votes

    11/12/2012 9:34:38 PM PST · by huac · 79 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | November 12, 2012 | Miriam Hill, Andrew Seidman, and John Duchneskie
    "...In 59 voting divisions in the city, Mitt Romney received not one vote. Zero. Zilch..."
  • Did Obama or Romney win the Cuban-American vote?

    11/12/2012 9:22:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | November 12, 2012 | Juan O. Tamayo
    MIAMI — A claim that nearly half of Cuban-American voters favored President Barack Obama continued under dispute Monday, with one side claiming it had new evidence that it was true and the other insisting it was false. Florida International University professors Dario Moreno and Kevin Hill reported Monday their analysis of tallies from selected precincts in Miami-Dade County, Fla., indicated GOP candidate Mitt Romney won up to 59 percent of the Cuban vote.
  • Squandered Trust

    11/12/2012 9:15:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 9, 2012 | J. R. Dunn
    So the diagnoses are all in -- the voting public has lost its collective mind; they've all been brainwashed by the media; the welfare class has taken over and is now in charge. The downhill slide has begun, and there's nothing to stop it. All that awaits us is the fate of Weimar Germany, if not The Road Warrior. But try taking a look at it from the viewpoint of the average, everyday voter. From the limited point of view of the public, Election 2012 looks at least something like a rational choice. (If a less than admirable one.) For...
  • NBCUniversal Cuts About 500 Employees [Less Than One Week After Election!]

    11/12/2012 9:06:06 PM PST · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 12, 2012 | Meg James
    NBCUniversal Cuts About 500 Employees NBC Studios in Burbank. Parent company NBCUniversal is cutting about 500 jobs By Meg James November 12, 2012 In a round of year-end belt tightening, NBCUniversal is cutting about 500 employees, or about 1.5% of its total workforce. The cuts are distributed throughout the media company, which boasts nearly 30,000 employees, according to a person close to the situation who asked not to be identified discussing the sensitive topic. Some of the layoffs have already occurred. Two months ago, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" eliminated about two dozen of its crew in an effort...
  • Teachers Flock to Northwestern University for 'Marxist Conference'

    11/12/2012 9:03:23 PM PST · by chessplayer · 50 replies
    This Saturday, the Midwest Marxist Conference was held at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. The event was teeming with teachers who spoke about the new found bond between the radical socialists and their Teachers Union. The all-day event, which collected money to support Chicago Socialists and featured a communist bookstore, provided students on-campus along with the radical left community to plan the next phase in their activism. After the opening plenary, breakout sessions addressed more specific topics like the history of the Democratic party, education, and case studies in Russia. In these sessions, speakers continued to celebrate the use...
  • Judge [Andrew] Napolitano 'What Were FBI Agents Doing Monitoring Petraeus' Private Emails'

    11/12/2012 8:57:05 PM PST · by Selene · 51 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/12/2012 | foxnews
    Discussion of why there is an investigation on this level.
  • Luxembourg Foreign Minister: “Israel Must Halt Settlement Construction Entirely”

    11/12/2012 8:54:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 11/12/2012 | Christoph Schult
    On Tuesday, the foreign ministers of the European Union, including Guido Westerwelle of Germany, are scheduled to conduct their first-ever joint meeting with their counterparts from the Arab League. At the meeting, top European and Arab diplomats are expected to discuss the civil war in Syria as well as the stalled Middle East peace process. Among the most contentious issues to be addressed is that of Israel’s policy of settlement-building in the occupied Palestinian territories.Last Tuesday, the Israeli government said it would move forward with the construction of 1,200 houses in East Jerusalem and on the West Bank. Catherine Ashton,...
  • FBI says agents at the North Carolina home of Petraeus lover; a search appears under way

    11/12/2012 8:48:57 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 40 replies
    AP/Wash Post ^ | Nov 12 2012 | AP
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — FBI agents are at the North Carolina home of the woman whose affair with retired Gen. David Petraeus led to his resignation as CIA director. A spokeswoman for the FBI says that agents went to Paula Broadwell’s home in Charlotte on Monday night. FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch declined to say what the agents were doing there. FBI agents appeared at Broadwell’s home carrying the kinds of cardboard boxes often used for evidence gathering during a search. They walked through the open garage of Broadwell’s house and knocked at a side door before entering the home. One person...
  • Source: President Obama's NYC visit will include a Staten Island stop

    11/12/2012 8:38:20 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies
    silive.com ^ | Nov. 12, 2012 | Ken Paulsen
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The itinerary for President Obama's trip to New York City Thursday includes a visit to Hurricane Sandy-ravaged Staten Island, the Advance has learned. A government official confirmed that President Obama will make a stop on Staten Island, home to more than half of the city's Hurricane Sandy-related deaths. Obama's itinerary is not official, and is subject to change. The official said Obama's Staten Island plans will include a stop at Miller Field in New Dorp. No other details were available, and it's not known if he will also visit storm-ravaged neighborhoods in the borough.
  • Woman blames husband for Obama’s reelection, runs him over with Jeep

    11/12/2012 8:29:12 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 66 replies
    FOX8 WGHP ^ | 11-12-2012 | Joe Borlik
    November 12, 2012 Woman blames husband for Obama’s reelection, runs him over with Jeep Joe Borlik GILBERT, Ariz. — A Mesa woman critically injured her husband by running over him with an SUV during an argument over the presidential election, police said. Holly Solomon, 27, opposed President Barack Obama’s re-election and was upset that her husband didn’t vote, authorities said....
  • Carlstadt chemist accused of poisoning coworker

    11/12/2012 8:28:14 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    NorthJersey.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | MEGHAN GRANT
    CARLSTADT- A former employee at a Carlstadt chemical plant allegedly attempted to poison a coworker's coffee with an antifreeze ingredient and sprayed acid on her coat, Carlstadt Police said.
  • Veterans Twice as Likely to Cheat on Their Spouses as Non-Veterans

    11/12/2012 8:15:33 PM PST · by olcurmudgeon · 50 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Nov. 12, 2012 | Eleanor Barkhorn
    Men and women who have served in the military have considerably higher rates of marital infidelity and divorce than the population at large, according to a 2011 study. "Veteran Status, Marital Infidelity, and Divorce," a paper presented at last year's American Sociological Association Meeting, found that: 32 percent of veterans who were ever married reported that they'd had extra-marital sex, compared with 16.8 percent of ever-married non-veterans; 38.5 percent of ever-married veterans had gotten divorced, compared with 28.9 percent of ever-married non-veterans; For both veterans and non-veterans, sexual infidelity is likely to lead to divorce. People who reported that they'd...
  • Rupert Murdoch gleeful at BBC debacle in Britain

    11/12/2012 8:13:43 PM PST · by granada · 13 replies
    APoo ^ | Nov 12, 2:02 | ROBERT BARR
    Few seem to be enjoying the management meltdown at the venerable BBC more than Rupert Murdoch, the News Corp. chief whose rival British newspapers have been caught up in their own lengthy, embarrassing and expensive phone-hacking scandal. But the troubles for both media organizations highlight that the news industry in Britain is at rock-bottom in public esteem, and could face increased restrictions from the government of Prime Minister David Cameron, which appears convinced it has been unable to police itself. The British Broadcasting Corp. has moved into full-bore damage control since it retracted mistaken allegations by its marquee news program...
  • The Petraus Brief: with apologies to Grisham

    11/12/2012 8:12:55 PM PST · by disraeligears · 18 replies
    IDMB.com
    An amabassador, his aide, and two navy seals have been killed (Two Supreme Court Justices have been killed.) The CIA Director gives apparently misleading testimony, albeit not under oath, to Congress regarding these mens' deaths, in addition to having possibly given contradictory information to a woman with whom he has had an affair. (Now a college professor, who clerked for one of the two men, who's also having an affair with one of his students, is given a brief by her, that states who probably, wanted to see these two men dead.) A potential rival of the mistress gives information...
  • Obama Nativity Figurine Popular in Italian Shops... (Unbelievable)

    11/12/2012 8:02:35 PM PST · by TaraP · 47 replies
    CNS News ^ | Nov 12th, 2012
    (CNSNews.com) – Figurines of President Barack Obama are being put in nativity scenes in shops in Naples, Italy for the Christmas season. Craftsman Marco Ferrigno told Reuters on Nov. 7 that Obama’s reelection sparked the production. "Every time a major event occurs we create a new figurine and today after Obama's victory, we have made a new figurine of Obama and will put him in our ideal nativity scene,” Ferrigno said. Reuters reported that the shop keepers said bargain hunters could get a “big discount” on figurines of GOP candidate Mitt Romney. Italian fans of Obama said his likeness in...
  • Hostess closing Seattle bakery; 110 workers affected

    11/12/2012 8:00:31 PM PST · by chessplayer · 97 replies
    Hostess Brands Inc. is permanently closing three bakeries following a nationwide strike by its bakers union. The maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread said Monday that the strike has prevented it from producing and delivering products, and it is closing bakeries in Seattle, St. Louis and Cincinnati. The facilities employ 627 workers. Thousands of members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union went on strike Nov. 9 to protest cuts to wages and benefits under a new contract offer, which the union rejected in September. Union officials say the company stopped contributing to workers'...
  • Alert: Immigration sellout underway?

    11/12/2012 7:57:21 PM PST · by Arthurio · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Mickey Kaus
    Alert! The entire GOP elite seems to be trying to sell out en masse on immigration. Not only Boehner, but Cantor. And Hannity (who works for pro-amnesty world citizen Rupert Murdoch). Even Krauthammer. … Maybe these people are convinced the larger GOP project can be saved simply by caving on just this one issue. That seems cracked. The bulk of the Hispanic electorate appears to instinctively vote Democratic, and not just because of immigration. (“[T]his is just a fairly liberal voting block.”) Maybe they can be wooed over to the Republican side over the course of decades. But by then...