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  • 5 Reasons Amnesty Would Be Political Suicide For The Republican Party

    11/13/2012 7:46:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/13/2012 | John Hawkins
    Of all the misguided, corrupt and deranged ideas floating around inside the D.C. bubble, perhaps the single worst one is giving illegal aliens amnesty as part of some sort of attempt to capture the Hispanic vote. If the GOP were to pursue a policy that primarily benefits corrupt business owners, the government of Mexico, and Democrats at the expense of our country and our own base, we'd truly deserve the "Stupid Party" moniker that has so often been hung around our neck. This policy wouldn't be a calculated risk or even a longshot; it would be a game of Russian...
  • WE LIVE IN A WORLD GONE MAD (What the heck is happening with those who are defending this country?)

    11/13/2012 7:40:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Powerline ^ | 11/13/2012 | John Hindraker
    In the post immediately below, Scott recaps some of the recent developments in the Petraeus scandal. I want to add one or two more, and also elaborate a bit on one of the items that Scott mentioned.The most significant of the recent bombshells, I think, is the report that Eric Holder knew about the scandal as of late summer, when the FBI contacted his office to get permission to interview Petraeus and Paula Braodwell. Holder apparently claims that he never mentioned this potentially election-derailing news to his boss and good buddy, Barack Obama. I find this claim–that, while many...
  • Homeland Security Inspector General’s report on Fast and Furious still unfiled

    11/13/2012 7:20:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 12 November, 2012 | 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 Staten 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...
  • Mark Levin to Karl Rove: ‘Get the off the stage already, will you pal?’

    11/13/2012 7:16:57 AM PST · by CaptainKrunch · 100 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/13/2012 | Jeff Poor
    (Full title: Mark Levin to Karl Rove: ‘Get the h*ll off the stage already, will you pal?’) On his Monday radio program, talk show host Mark Levin, author of “Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America,” rejected the notion that the Republican Party should become more moderate to win over voters and blasted several commentators who suggested otherwise.<snip> “And I hear Rove today going on, ‘We got to do this better,’ ‘I got to do this,’ ‘Got to this,’” Levin continued. “Get the hell off the stage already, will you pal? You’re a hanger-on. I don’t say this with any personal contempt. It’s...
  • GE, Pickens' Clean Energy in natural-gas supply deal for trucks

    11/13/2012 7:09:42 AM PST · by shove_it · 40 replies
    (Reuters) - General Electric Co (GE) reached a deal to sell equipment to Clean Energy Fuels Corp (CLNE), which is building out a series of liquefied natural gas fueling stations for U.S. truckers. The largest U.S. conglomerate sees liquefied natural gas equipment as becoming a $1 billion market over the next five years, said Mike Hosford, general manager of unconventional resources for GE Oil & Gas. Clean Energy, which counts T. Boone Pickens as its largest investor, agreed to buy two GE-made MicroLNG plants to provide liquefied natural gas for a network of 70 natural gas fueling stations it is...
  • Victoria's Secret apologizes for use of headdress

    11/13/2012 7:08:53 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 81 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 13, 2012
    Victoria's Secret has apologized for putting a Native American-style headdress on a model for its annual fashion show, after the outfit was criticized as a display of ignorance toward tribal culture and history. The company responded to the complaints over the weekend by saying it was sorry to have upset anyone and that it wouldn't include the outfit in the show's television broadcast next month, or in any marketing materials.
  • Moran: Republicans' hard-right turn worries old-guard Tom Kean

    11/13/2012 6:58:54 AM PST · by ZULU · 36 replies
    NJ.com ^ | November 11, 2012 | Tom Moran
    And now that he’s 77 years old, and the election is over, he felt free last week to administer an unvarnished scolding to the modern Republican Party. He describes a party that has lost its way, that is beholden to the wealthy, and that will keep losing elections until it recaptures the populist centrism of Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, the two most successful Republican presidents in our history.
  • Open carry gun law(AR)

    11/13/2012 6:57:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    fox16.com ^ | 12 November, 2012 | NA
    Open carry of guns just went into effect in Oklahoma November 1st. It's something legislators in Arkansas have been trying to pass for years, but always failed. Lawmakers and gun owners think now is the time for Arkansas to adopt an open carry law. Open carry of guns is a sensitive issue with strong opinions on both sides, and while passing open carry laws in the past have always failed in Arkansas, now with the support of neighboring state Oklahoma, open carry supporters say, it betters the chances Arkansas could pass a similar law. 43 states allow gun owners to...
  • Lakeland Electric lineman breaks jaw, cheek bone in attack while restoring power in NY

    11/13/2012 6:56:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    ABC Action News ^ | November 13, 2012 | Ryan Raiche
    LAKELAND, Fla. - A bay area electrical lineman who got attacked while helping restore power in the storm-ravaged area of New York will likely need surgery to repair his face. John Applewhite was wrapping up a long day Friday with his 24-member crew from Lakeland Electric, when they pulled into a restaurant for a much needed dinner break. That's when a stranger drove up, yelled something, and took a swing at John.
  • Was the 2012 Election Stolen?

    11/13/2012 6:42:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 144 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2012 | Selwyn Duke
    As the 2012 election approached, conservative enthusiasm grew. Mitt Romney was drawing huge crowds while Barack Obama spoke in half-filled stadiums. All the passion lay on the right while the left was discouraged with a promised messiah who proved merely a politician. And the prediction was that, in contrast to 2008, Republican turnout would dwarf the tuned-out and carry the day. Hence the shock November 6 eve. How could Romney lose, especially by such a wide electoral margin? Maybe he didn't. At least not legitimately. When I predicted Obama's re-election, I stated that, despite our country's inexorable leftist slide, Romney...
  • (CO)Police investigate an accidental shooting that left 2 people with minor injuries at CU dental

    11/13/2012 6:42:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | 13 November, 2012 | Alan Gathright
    AURORA, Colo. - Campus police are investigating an accidental shooting in which two people suffered minor injuries at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in Aurora. The shooting happened Friday in a staff member's office at the dental school on the Anschutz Medical Campus, Campus Police Chief Doug Abraham said in a Monday statement. Two people in the office received minor injuries and were not hospitalized, the chief said. The staff member who possessed the gun had a concealed carry permit for it. That staff member is on administrative leave, Abraham said.
  • Sign Petitions to Secede

    11/13/2012 6:38:46 AM PST · by Beauceron · 70 replies
    Sign petition to allow your state to secede from the Union. If the White House gets 25k signature they must investigate and respond. Texas already has theirs. Go to https://petitions.whitehouse.gov
  • Christie facing GOP storm

    11/13/2012 6:37:46 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 91 replies
    © Copyright 2012 NYP Holdings, Inc. All rights reserved. ^ | Last Updated: 5:12 AM, November 13, 2012 | By GERRY SHIELDS in DC and ERIK KRISS in Albany
    Fat chance for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s White House aspirations in the wake of his post-Sandy bromance with President Obama. National Republican political consultant John McLaughlin said Christie didn’t do himself any favors with his enthusiastic embrace of Obama after Hurricane Sandy devastated his state — or with his arguably self-serving Republican National Convention keynote speech.... McLaughlin added that just “a couple of days after” Christie lavished praise on Obama, the president “certainly might have deserved some criticism, and still to this day, because the federal response in the area is nonexistent in a lot of ways.” Christie has...
  • The Fiscal Cliff Is a Good Thing

    11/13/2012 6:37:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2012 | y Howard Richman, Raymond Richman, and Jesse Richman Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012
    The entire discussion of the "fiscal cliff" has things a bit backward. People talk of "going off" the fiscal cliff -- and the natural image is of the disaster that awaits one who tumbles from the edge of a precipice. Instead, perhaps we should say "running into" the fiscal cliff -- the cliff being a force that stops a tumble. The term "fiscal cliff" refers to the combination of two major policy changes due to go into effect in January 2013: * The sequester. Because the (not-so-)Super Committee succumbed to partisan paralysis and couldn't come up with anything better, the...
  • Thompson starts as NY Times CEO amid BBC scandal (Pedophile enabler now in charge at NYT)

    11/13/2012 6:36:04 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    AP ^ | 11/13/12 | AP
    New York Times Co. CEO Mark Thompson is starting his job on Monday amid a widening scandal at his former employer, the BBC. When the Times hired him in August, Thompson was hailed as someone who could help the company generate new revenue at a time when print publications are suffering from the loss of readers and advertisers. Thompson had spent eight years as director-general of the British Broadcasting Corp., a publicly funded television network that boasts a weekly global audience of 166 million people over multiple platforms, including radio, digital satellite and cable channels. In recent months, Thompson has...
  • Secretary of Defense Kerry? (A defense secretary who never met a weapons system he didn't hate)

    11/13/2012 6:34:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2012 | Rick Moran
    Actually, as a Senator who voted against every major weapons system over the last 25 years, he'd be perfect for overseeing our military, don't you think? Washington Post: ***** 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 the transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice,...
  • Nice Losers

    11/13/2012 6:33:11 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Nov 13, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Nice Losers By Thomas Sowell November 13, 2012 12:00 A.M. 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 reruns of this same scenario, featuring losing Republican presidential candidates...
  • Petraeus helps whistleblower's unstable twin in nasty custody fight

    11/13/2012 6:31:23 AM PST · by RummyChick · 104 replies
    ny post ^ | 11/12 | NY post
    Gen. David Petraeus sure loved helping his lady friends. While he was director of the CIA, Petraeus wrote a letter supporting the child-custody fight of the “psychologically unstable” twin sister of his close friend Jill Kelley — whose bombshell claims of being threatened by his lover led to the top spy’s resignation last week, sources told The Post. The four-star general’s letter to the court — written in the past two months — supported a motion to overturn a ruling made nearly a year earlier by a judge who resoundingly denied custody to Kelley’s sister, Natalie Khawam, because of serious...
  • Glenn Beck Breaks Down Petraeus Scandal: ‘What Are the Odds?’

    11/13/2012 6:30:20 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/13/2012 | Glenn Beck
    During Tuesday’s broadcast, Glenn Beck delved into the developing sex scandal involving David Petraeus, former director of the CIA. The former four-star general resigned his CIA post last week after acknowledging an extramarital affair. However, the timing of his resignation — just days before he was scheduled to testify before Congress about the Benghazi terrorist attack — seems a little too coincidental, Beck explained. “Petraeus was set to be the key witness in the Benghazi testimony this week,” he said. “But wouldn’t you know it, the FBI…accidentally stumbled upon some private emails and determined that he was having an affair.”...
  • The Latino-Vote Obsession

    11/13/2012 6:27:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/13/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Postelection panic among conservatives about the Latino vote has reached the point of absurdity — and mostly reveals the naďveté of detached political grandees who know little about the ideology and motivations of those they are now supposed to adroitly woo. Republican postmortems have focused heavily on the Latino vote. According to exit polls, it went 70 percent for Barack Obama, and this year it might have accounted for 10 percent or so of the electorate. Presumably, this margin was an important, and in some exegeses the decisive, factor that denied Mitt Romney the presidency. Given demographic reality, then, the...
  • Anti-Obama CEO gives employees a raise instead of a pink slip

    11/13/2012 6:27:39 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | November 12, 2012 | Chris Isidore
    David Siegel, the CEO who had warned his employees they'd face layoffs if President Obama was re-elected, gave everyone a 5% raise last week instead. Siegel isn't backing off his gloomy predictions for the economy under Obama's second term. But he said his company, Westgate Resorts, had record profitability this year and he wanted to share the success with employees, most of whom had not gotten a raise the year before. The CEO said he believes his employees will need higher wages to deal with increased costs he expects everyone will face under Obama. And he's not backing off his...
  • Saudi America. The U.S. will be the world's leading energy producer, if we allow it.

    11/13/2012 6:25:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Sometimes the revolution politicians seek isn't the one they get. Consider the irony—and the opportunity—in Monday's report that the U.S. is likely to surpass Saudi Arabia as the world's largest oil producer as early as 2020. In its annual world energy outlook, the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) says the global energy map "is being redrawn by the resurgence in oil and gas production in the United States." The U.S. will increase its production to about 23 million barrels a day in 10 years from about 18 million barrels a day now, the IEA predicts. That's more optimistic than current...
  • Why The Glass-Steagall Myth Persists (No Evidence Its Repeal Caused the Financial Crisis)

    11/13/2012 6:22:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/12/2012 | Yaron Brook and Don Watkins,
    The growth of government intervention over the last century was built on the back of a handful of myths. A generation ago, the dominant myth was that free markets had caused the Great Depression, a falsehood ultimately debunked by economists like Milton Friedman. Today, the key myth is that financial deregulation caused the 2008 financial crisis. What deregulation? There aren’t many possibilities. Despite what we hear, regulation of the financial industry substantially increased over the last thirty years. Government spending on financial regulations, to take one measure, ballooned from $725 million in 1980 to $2.07 billion in 2007 (in 2000...
  • Motor Trend's Car of the Year: Tesla Model S [All Electric]

    11/13/2012 6:20:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | November 12, 2012 | Peter Valdes-Dapena
    Motor Trend magazine has named the Tesla Model S its Car of the Year. The magazine's staff selected the all-electric plug-in luxury car out of a field of 11 finalists that included models such as the Ford Fusion, Porsche 911 and Hyundai Azera. It is the first time the magazine's Car of the Year award has ever gone to an all-electric car.
  • Wasserman Schultz: Women Politicians 'Build Consensus, Put Aside Petty Differences'

    11/13/2012 6:07:31 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Should Debbie Wasserman Schultz lose her DNC job, there's always a stand-up gig at the Laff Shack . . . On Morning Joe today, DSW managed to maintain a straight face while claiming that if women ruled Washington, they'd be able to fix the fiscal cliff because they "build consensus" and "put aside petty differences." The litany of Wasserman Schultz's hyper-partisanship is long, exemplified by her allegation back in March that by adopting voter ID laws, Republicans want to "literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws." Oh, then claiming not to have said it. View the...
  • If Muslims Can’t Eat Pork, No One Can Eat Pork

    11/13/2012 6:06:16 AM PST · by SJackson · 49 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 12, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - If Muslims Can’t Eat Pork, No One Can Eat PorkPosted By Daniel Greenfield On November 12, 2012 @ 12:45 pm In The Point | 20 Comments There’s a difference between accommodating the religious beliefs of employees by allowing them to pray or take time off on holidays and forcing everyone else to accommodate them by preventing them from having a ham sandwich. But that’s what BooHoo clothing , a UK online retailer of trashy outfits, has done by declaring their workplace a Halal environment where no one is allowed to eat pork.But it...
  • Feinstein: I’ll subpoena CIA about Petraeus trip to Libya after Benghazi attack

    11/13/2012 6:06:09 AM PST · by SE Mom · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 13, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    One piece of information that got lost the last few days of sex scandals is the news that David Petraeus personally traveled to Libya after the Benghazi attack — and apparently filed a “trip report” covering his own findings. Senator Dianne Feinstein, who heads the Senate Intelligence Committee probing the Benghazi terrorist attack, wants either the report or Petraeus to testify to its contents. So far, though, the CIA and the White House have refused to provide it — and yesterday, Feinstein threatened that subpoenas may be forthcoming if the stonewalling continues... ...This lack of openness, coming on the heels...
  • Bizarre Twist: Key FBI Agent on Case Actually Sent ‘Shirtless Photos’ to Petraeus Friend

    11/13/2012 5:59:21 AM PST · by LibFreeUSA · 60 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 13, 2012 | The Blaze
    The federal agent who launched the probe that eventually led to David Petraeus’ resignation as director of the CIA was taken off the case indefinitely over the summer after his superiors became concerned that he may be personally involved in the case, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing “officials familiar with the probe.” The unidentified FBI agent still passed along his concerns to a member of Congress even after he was barred from taking part in the investigation, afraid that the case would be covered up. And while the FBI was looking into a number of harassing emails from Petraeus’...
  • It's Hard to Be a Republican

    11/13/2012 5:50:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | Mona Charen
    Even when the economy is terrible, when the incumbent Democratic president has not been able to demonstrate success on job creation or growth, and even when the standard of living for Americans is declining on his watch, the country will choose a Democrat "who cares about the problems of people like me" over the Republican. That alone is enough to make Republican heads spin for some time. Many established beliefs about presidential politics have been proved false by Obama's reelection: 1.) The idea that, when unemployment is above 7 percent, incumbents fail; 2.) The notion that incumbent presidents who are...
  • Report: FBI agent who investigated Broadwell sent shirtless photos to other woman in case

    11/13/2012 5:49:50 AM PST · by chessplayer · 35 replies
    We’re governed by circus clowns.
  • CARROLL: Give honor guard U.S. rifles

    11/13/2012 5:45:34 AM PST · by rellimpank · 23 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 13 nov 2012 | Frank Carroll
    Who could imagine the sound of enemy fire would signal the last rites for our honored dead? In what may be among the most ironic acts of official neglect and insensitivity of the past seven decades, the Russian SKS rifle is now used in ceremonial service by some honor guards as the last sound our Native American veterans and their families hear as veterans are laid to rest across South Dakota. It is an act of omission and ignorance. The SKS is a Soviet semi-automatic rifle designed in 1943 by Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov. The Samozaryadnyj Karabin sistemy Simonova 1945 was...
  • ‘The Miracle of Abortion’: The Onion imagines showing 8th graders the reality of abortion

    11/13/2012 5:32:29 AM PST · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 11/12/2012 | Adam Cassandra
    November 12, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Remember having to watch those sex-ed videos as a teenager about puberty or pregnancy that made everyone in the classroom just a little uncomfortable? Now imagine that while your local Planned Parenthood abortion advocates are teaching a class of young children about having sex, with taxpayer funding from Obamacare, that they dare to show a video of what really happens during an abortion. How horrible would that be? The satirists at The Onion imagined such a scenario in a recent “news story.” Middle school children “squirmed uncomfortably and grimaced in disgust” when shown the “educational...
  • Newt Gingrich: Source Tells Me Petraeus Never Blamed Benghazi Attack On Video

    11/13/2012 5:31:46 AM PST · by maggief · 65 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 13, 2012 | Alex Alvarez
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich stopped by Fox & Friends Tuesday morning to promote his new book, but was first asked to share his thoughts on the ever-widening scandal surrounding General David Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell. (snip) Host Steve Doocy asked Gingrich what he made “of the fact that the with mainstream media has followed the White House’s lead” on the story, maintaining that the President did not know about Petraeus’ situation until after the election. Gingrich said this was the first time he’s realized that “this has been going on for months,” later adding that he’d been...
  • Before We Give Up, Could We At Least Try Selling Our Ideas?

    11/13/2012 5:30:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    We conservatives may never reach a consensus among ourselves as to the main factors that caused our election defeat, but surely we can agree that we must do a better job of selling our ideas. Never mind, you say. The electorate has irreversibly become a taker class, and conservative ideas of self-reliance, personal responsibility and individual liberties will never appeal to a majority again, especially with demographics working against the GOP. We must reject that, or we are as good as surrendering. To accept it, we are confessing our skepticism of the power of ideas, which itself is contrary to...
  • O’REILLY LAMBASTES OBAMA & ‘SECULAR PROGRESSIVES’ WHO ARE ‘BENT ON DESTROYING

    11/13/2012 5:25:55 AM PST · by NYer · 65 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 13, 2012
    On Monday night, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly had some tough words for secular progressives, highlighting their purportedly dangerous views on social and economic issues. The subject of his “Talking Points Memo” segment asked, “Is traditional America gone for good?”The popular television host commenced the segment by noting his belief that traditional America can, once again, rise to prominence, however, he contended that “it will take a very special person to make that happen.” To corroborate O’Reilly’s point that the nation may, indeed, bounce back to its traditional roots, he noted that, despite winning re-election, Obama is slipping in popularity.“Left-wing ideology...
  • Bush & Rumsfeld would be blamed if their CIA director had done this

    11/13/2012 5:24:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    November 13, 2012
    You know damn well Bush would be taking media heat, joined with the 'rats in DC. TODAY, the socialist clown and his lisping SecDef are getting a free pass. This is all a diversion to keep people from learning how the administration basically gave a thumbs up to the murder of our Libyan ambassador.
  • TURKISH PRIME MIINISTER ERDO&#286;AN SUGGESTS SHIFT FROM DOLLAR TO GOLD

    11/13/2012 5:18:19 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies
    Sabah ^ | 10 Kas&#305;m 2012, Cumartesi
    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan states that instead of ruling the world under the pressure of the dollar the IMF should switch to using gold. During his stay in Indonesia, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan brought up an interesting suggestion for the International Monetary Fund. Stating that although IMF assistance may appear to be a prescription for some nations, in fact quite the opposite, the fund has often caused serious problems for countries in trouble, ErdoÄźan asks why it is that the fund uses dollars instead of gold. Expressing that he doesn't feel it is right for the IMF to...
  • At the Fiscal Cliff I Cry "Jump, Jump, Jump!"

    11/13/2012 5:14:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | John Ransom
    The most expensive tax in the history of the world has been proposed by the Obama administration and to hear them tell the story, you’d think the rest of us should be grateful. “We want to create a global minimum tax,” said vice president Joe Biden, “because American taxpayers shouldn’t be providing a larger subsidy for investing abroad than investing at home.” A global minimum tax is a tax on all profits made by nominally US companies that operate overseas. They operate overseas for various reasons, but one big reason is because corporate taxes are higher in the US than...
  • Big Cuts to Hospitals and Beds in Molise, Lazio and Trentino [Italy]

    11/13/2012 5:13:48 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 1 replies
    CorriereDellaSerra.it ^ | 08 novembre 2012 | Margherita De Bac
    ROME – Italy’s hospitals are to lose 30,000 beds as the scenario outlined in last summer’s spending review begins to take shape. Regions have until 31 December to indicate where the reductions will be made. In the upcoming three-year period from 2013 to 2015, the current average ratio of 4.2 beds per thousand residents will have to drop to 3.7. The total should include 0.7% set aside for rehabilitation and long-stay patients who no longer need acute care. Some regions, including Emilia Romagna, Veneto, Tuscany and Lombardy, have already begun to wield the axe while others have yet to start....
  • 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....