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  • Marc Faber Warns Global Stock Markets Will Implode

    11/14/2012 6:11:00 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    TMO ^ | 11-14-2012 | Marc Faber
    Marc Faber Warns Global Stock Markets Will Implode Stock-Markets / Financial CrashNov 14, 2012 - 04:09 AM In this "Squawk Box" excerpt, Marc Faber warns investors to prepare for an eventual "'reset" of the global financial system: “The market is going down because corporate profits will begin to disappoint, the global economy will hardly grow next year or even contract, and that is the reason why stocks, from the highs of September of 1,470 on the S&P, will drop at least 20 percent, in my view.” “There will be pain and there will be very substantial pain. The question is...
  • Lincoln’ Screening At White House Tomorrow; Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis & Tommy Lee Jones

    11/14/2012 6:09:17 PM PST · by Third Person · 20 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | November14th, 2012 | Dominic Patten
    Abraham Lincoln is returning to the White House tomorrow – Lincoln the movie that is. The White House press office announced today that President Barack Obama will be hosting “cast and crew members” from the Steven Spielberg-directed film for a screening at the Executive Mansion on Thursday evening. DreamWorks had no comment on the screening. However, Deadline has learned that Spielberg, DreamWorks co-Chair and CEO Stacey Snider, producer Kathleen Kennedy as well as actors Daniel Day Lewis, Sally Field, Gloria Reuben and Tommy Lee Jones will all be there with the President and First Lady. Day Lewis plays the 16th...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops ~ 15 November 2012

    11/14/2012 6:01:30 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 116 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ MUSKET FIRE Army soldiers fire their muskets during Twilight Tattoo at Whipple Field on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., July 25, 2012. The soldiers are assigned to the 3rd Infantry Regiment known as "The Old Guard." U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. MEDICAL EVACUATION A UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter lands as U.S. Army paratroopers secure the area...
  • There Is A Circle-The-Wagon Op Around Barack Obama That Nobody Is Going To Penetrate

    11/14/2012 5:58:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/14/12 | Jeff Poor
    On his Wednesday radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh warned his listeners not to have high expectations for embattled former CIA Director David Petreaus’ testimony on the Sept. 11, 2012 terror attack in Benghazi. The attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, but, according to Limbaugh, if Petreaus says anything differently than what he had said right after the attack, he could be branded a liar. “If Petraeus goes in there and says anything different than what he said on Sept. 13, do you know the world of hurt that...
  • Woman allegedly paid $1,500 dollars to smuggle children

    11/14/2012 5:58:20 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    Valley Central.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Sergio Chapa
    Four women are facing criminal charges after one of them allegedly received $1,500 dollars to smuggle two children and take them to Houston. U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested Lizeth De Leon, Herlinda Martinez, Janell Martinez and Juanita Martinez on Sunday.
  • Lawmaker asks to be paid in gold

    11/14/2012 5:58:20 PM PST · by gorush · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/13/12 11:36 AM EST | Kevin Cirilli
    A Montana state lawmaker is asking that he be paid in gold coins because of his lack of faith in the U.S. dollar amid a rising deficit. Jerry O’Neil, a Republican just reelected in his northern Montana district, says his constituents told him he was not honoring his duty to uphold the U.S. Constitution, which O’Neil and Gold Standard supporters say requires the government to print money backed by gold. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83767.html#ixzz2CFguWZLo
  • Larry Grathwohl on Ayers' Plan for American Re-Education Camps and the Need to Kill Millions

    11/14/2012 5:57:38 PM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 22 replies
    youtube ^ | Oct 29, 2008 | 50MMike
    In 1969, Weather Underground founders Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn (who were to become Pres. Obama's personal friends and associates for many years) put Charles Manson on the cover of their occasional newspaper, "Fire". Throughout their career as terrorist bombers, Ayers and Dohrn were constantly trying to break the Left free of its "bourgeois" commitment to any standard of justice or decency.
  • Petraeus mistress had substantial classified data on computer: sources

    11/14/2012 5:56:14 PM PST · by Arthurio · 68 replies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A computer used by Paula Broadwell, the woman whose affair with CIA Director David Petraeus led to his resignation, contained substantial classified information that should have been stored under more secure conditions, law enforcement and national security officials said on Wednesday. The contents and amount of the classified material - and questions about how Broadwell got it - are significant enough to warrant a continuing investigation, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to comment publicly. The details about material held by Broadwell, a reserve officer in military intelligence, emerged...
  • The monolithic black vote – and my Republican dad

    11/14/2012 5:54:01 PM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    WND ^ | November 14, 2012 | Larry Elder
    Larry Elder explains how Barack Obama's party has betrayed minorities In 13 wards in Philadelphia, reports the Inquirer, President Barack Obama received 99 percent of the vote! A local Democratic ward leader outlined the strategy: “In this election, you had to point out to people what was at stake. And in many cases, they felt that the Romney doctrine was not going to favor the working man.” Obama appears to have held on to most of his percentage of the black vote from 2008 – even though the black unemployment rate in October reached 14.3 percent. Emmanuel Cleaver, the head...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-14-12

    11/14/2012 5:52:25 PM PST · by dynachrome · 39 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 11-14-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Top 10 ridiculous White House ‘We the People’ petitions

    11/14/2012 5:49:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 14, 2012 | David Martosko
    Now that disaffected Americans in all 50 states have petitioned the Obama administration for the right to secede from the United States, the door is open for far more important petitions — like a request to have a catered pizza party once Missouri strikes out on its own. (RELATED: White House ‘secede’ petitions reach 675,000 signatures, 50-state participation) Is it funnier that real people actually submitted these ten proposals to the White House, or that the administration has only removed two of them fr0m public view? You tell us. And if you actually sign any of these, you have no...
  • The Party’s Problem

    11/14/2012 5:48:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 46 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 14, 2012 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    The first thing conservatives should understand about the electoral catastrophe that just befell us — and it was a catastrophe — is that any explanation of it that centers on Mitt Romney is mistaken.Much of the discussion of the race among conservatives has made the opposite assumption. “Romney proved to be the kind of electoral drag many of us suspected he would always be,” wrote one conservative the morning after the election. “It was a flawed candidacy from the start,” wrote two others. “Romney’s caution and ever-shifting policy positions made him seem fearful, which is to say weak. His...
  • NYT Unsure if Rockets Fired at Israel- Also not sure Hamas is a terrorist group

    11/14/2012 5:45:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 11/14/12 | staff
    New York Times Middle East correspondents Fares Akram and Isabel Kershner reported today that they are confused about current events in the Middle East. Despite the launching of more than 800 rockets from Gaza into Israel in 2012—including hundreds in the past week—the Times expressed uncertainty about whether any rockets have been fired at all. The Israeli military operation that commenced today is “in response to what Israel called repeated rocket attacks,” according to the Times. The Times is also uncertain about the nature of Hamas, a U.S.- and Israeli-designated terrorist organization. The Times reports that Hamas is a “militant...
  • Court hearing set Friday in West-Murphy vote-count dispute

    11/14/2012 5:45:47 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 6 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 11/14/12 | George Bennett
    FORT PIERCE — A St. Lucie County circuit judge has scheduled a two-hour hearing for Friday on Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West’s request for a recount of all 37,379 ballots cast during early voting in St. Lucie County in his tight reelection fight against Democrat Patrick Murphy. Murphy holds a 0.58 percent lead over West in unofficial returns from congressional District 18, which includes St. Lucie and Martin counties and northern Palm Beach County. West has not conceded, citing errors in St. Lucie County’s initial early vote tally that prompted Secretary of State Ken Detzner to send three officials to...
  • Those extremist Republicans! Joseph Farah warns GOP establishment about 2016 election

    11/14/2012 5:43:24 PM PST · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    WND ^ | November 14, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    It was almost laughable on Election Night when the analysts began explaining why Mitt Romney lost. It was because of his extreme position on border security. It was because Republicans picked candidates that were too extreme. It was because Republicans denied manmade, catastrophic “climate change” was real. And this was on what many Americans believe to be the “fair and balanced” network, Fox. Some even believe it to be a “conservative” alternative to the rest of the statist media jackals. I thought the cacophony would die down by now, but it hasn’t. Mitt Romney doesn’t have an extremist bone in...
  • Senate falls short of votes need to pass cybersecurity bill, sets stage for presidential order

    11/14/2012 5:41:26 PM PST · by mdittmar · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Associated Pres
    WASHINGTON — The Senate failed again to advance legislation to protect the U.S. electrical grid and other critical industries from cyberattack, setting the stage for President Barack Obama to sign an executive order to improve the country’s digital defenses. A motion to limit debate and force a vote on the bill fell well short on Wednesday of the 60 votes needed to pass, with only 51 senators backing the measure. Democrats and Republicans disagreed over the role the Homeland Security Department and other federal agencies should play in protecting essential businesses from cyberattacks.
  • FBI agent in Petraeus scandal was once based in Seattle (Shirtless FBI guy identfied)

    11/14/2012 5:39:00 PM PST · by RummyChick · 3 replies
    king5 ^ | 11/14 | king5
    How Washington Rep. Dave Reichert got involved in the scandal that ended the CIA director's career became a little clearer Wednesday after the New York Times published a story identifying the FBI agent who played a key role in the case. The agent was identified as Frederick W. Humphries II. His connection to the Pacific Northwest -- and hence to Reichert -- dates back to the 1999 Millennium bombing plot. "Colleagues and news reports described the role of Mr. Humphries, in just his third year at the F.B.I., in building the case against Ahmed Ressam, who was detained as he...
  • After the shock, disgust: ... precincts with no Romney votes: 'Saddam never did this well!'

    11/14/2012 5:38:51 PM PST · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    WND ^ | November 14, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    After Barack Obama’s victory in 2008, many a Republican tracked with the Kubler-Ross model of electoral grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. That sense of acceptance may not have lasted long, but initially al least, most Republicans acknowledged Obama’s legitimacy. In 2012, things are different. Monitoring my Facebook pages, I see a new model in play. This one goes directly from shock to disgust, and, unfortunately, it is altogether justified. Yes, there is a good deal of intra-party sniping, much of it predictable and painfully stupid – Jeb Bush, please go away – but the genuine disgust is directed...
  • Almost 1K ballots found in Broward elections warehouse

    11/14/2012 5:38:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 11/14/12 | staff
    LAUDERHILL, Fla. (WSVN) -- Nearly a thousand ballots that were not included in Florida's final count have been found in a warehouse in Broward County. Tuesday morning and into the night, there was a buzz of activity at the Voting Equipment Center in Lauderhill, a week after the general election. There was a recount going on for two commission seats that were too close to call, one in Hallandale Beach and another in Dania Beach. Workers had to count those votes manually. Also keeping elections officials busy is the fact that 963 filled ballots were found in a warehouse. The...
  • Post Election Rant . . .

    11/14/2012 5:33:03 PM PST · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    A couple of days ago, God gave the people what they wanted. This heated election season is over. We have our president. The people passed over Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate, and overwhelming lent their support for Obama and the Democrat agenda. I can understand the peoples support for the Democrat Party. Much of what they say they stand for sounds moral and compassionate, especially concerning the poor and minority populations. Yet, my convictions and research eventually led me to reject the Democrat ideology, preferring to side with people and political parties more aligned with the morals and values consistent...
  • Time to consider separation, divorce: ... principled Americans must insulate selves from judgment

    11/14/2012 5:32:36 PM PST · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    WND ^ | November 13, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Divorce is an ugly word. For devout Christians and Jews, it’s a particularly unthinkable term. The Bible strictly discourages it, even forbids it, except in the most exceptional circumstances. But for Americans faithful to the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the heritage of sacrifice and liberty that set apart this country from the rest of the world, it’s time to consider separation and divorce from those who have committed adultery. The election of 2012 provides more stark evidence that we are not really one country, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. We are already two peoples – those...
  • The Gender Equality Paradox - Documentary NRK - 2011

    11/14/2012 5:28:41 PM PST · by Salman · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 9, 2011 | Hoodlab
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5LRdW8xw70
  • McCain Wants Watergate-Style To Probe Libya (Congressional Select Committee)

    11/14/2012 5:25:01 PM PST · by drewh · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 08:02
    Sen. John McCain is calling for establishment of a Watergate-style congressional committee to investigate the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The Arizona Republican tells "CBS This Morning" he believes the unanswered questions surrounding events at Benghazi on Sept. 11 require such a select committee. McCain accused the Obama administration of making misleading statements. He also said U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice went on national television and said incorrectly that the violence was the result of a demonstration against an anti-Muslim movie made in the United States. Asked if he'd stand in...
  • Newt Gingrich nominated for Speaker of the House

    11/14/2012 5:23:18 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 61 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 11/14/2012 | The Right Scoop
    Gotta love Louis Gohmert. He stuck his neck out and nominated former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to replace Boehner as Speaker of the House today. Sadly, not a single Republican seconded the motion and it died. And so did our hopes of ousting Boehner: THE HILL – Former Speaker and failed presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was nominated for the position of Speaker on Wednesday by conservative Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas). There was no second. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was nominated for another term by sometime-rival Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). Boehner in turn nominated Cantor.
  • CNN Opinion: Why it's ok to flirt your way to the top

    11/14/2012 5:23:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | 11/13/2012 | Victoria Pynchon
    When coupled with the word "business," flirtation brings to mind mythical Hollywood "casting couches" and Film Noir femme fatales whose brazen sexuality served as camouflage for evil hearts and small-caliber pistols. Our near universal distaste for women who use their feminine "wiles" to reach the corner office rather than the marriage bower is more a testament to the power of movies and cheap fiction than to lessons learned through our lived experience. Because business remains stubbornly male, nearly every quality associated with femininity puts women at a disadvantage in the workplace. If we do not conform to the positive stereotypes...
  • Relaxed yet feisty, Obama lays out second-term agenda

    11/14/2012 5:21:33 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 14, 2012 | By Jeff Mason and Mark Felsenthal
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama laid out his second-term agenda on Wednesday, expressing a willingness to work with Republicans in Congress and a resolve to defy them if necessary. In his first full-scale news conference since March, Obama said he was willing to compromise with Republicans to forge a deal on the nation's debt and taxes to avoid the "fiscal cliff," a combination of budget cuts and tax increases that will kick in next year if such an agreement is not reached. But he said he would not abandon his campaign pledge to allow Bush-era tax cuts on the top...
  • Romney Dings Obama for 'Gifts' to Minority Voters

    11/14/2012 5:19:58 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Romney Dings Obama for 'Gifts' to Minority Voters By Devin Dwyer | ABC OTUS News – 2 hrs 21 mins ago President Obama today heaped praise on his defeated rival, GOP nominee Mitt Romney, saying the former governor's record and ideas "could be very helpful" in shaping policy over the next four years "My hope is, before the end of the year… that we have a chance to sit down and talk," Obama told reporters in his first post-election press conference. But even as Obama extended something of an olive branch - which some skeptics saw as disingenuous - Romney...
  • MILLER: Obama’s massive tax hike

    11/14/2012 5:19:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2012 | Emily Miller
    House Republicans have to stop the president from hurting the economyNow that he never has to run for election again, President Obama can show his true colors. Mr. Obama made it clear Wednesday he wants to whack Americans with $1.6 trillion in tax increases so that an obese Uncle Sam won’t have to go on a diet. The only thing that can slow down his sharp turn to the left is the House GOP. “When it comes to the top 2 percent, what I’m not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don’t need...
  • Palestinians Using Their Children to Intimidate Patient Israeli Soldiers

    11/14/2012 5:17:26 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/15/2012 | Youtube
    Video Link Here
  • Immigrant group balks at Obama reform wording

    11/14/2012 5:12:38 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 14, 2012 | by Liz Goodwin
    An advocacy group for young immigrants expressed concern Wednesday after President Barack Obama, at his first press conference in months, said he would support "a pathway for legal status" for those living in the country illegally. "He looked like he sidestepped around saying 'citizenship,'" said Marisol Valero, spokeswoman for United We Dream, a group that represents young people who were brought to the country illegally as children and want the opportunity to become citizens. "We are worried that the president and other leaders will not be supporting a path to citizenship for everyone."
  • Obama: 'No evidence' of national security harm in Petraeus scandal

    11/14/2012 5:12:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/14/2012 | Jeff Black
    President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he has seen no evidence that a scandal that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus harmed national security. “I have no evidence at this point from what I’ve seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security,” Obama said at a White House briefing. Petraeus, a decorated four-star general who received widespread praise for the surge strategy in Iraq, resigned as CIA director on Friday, citing an extramarital affair. Numerous federal government officials have told NBC News that the married...
  • Allen West: 'Rule of law' at stake in ballot battle: Congressman seeks broader recount...

    11/14/2012 5:10:24 PM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    WND ^ | November 14, 2012 | Staff
    There now are protesters, judges and ballot questions tied up in the pitched fight over the congressional seat now held by U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., as the one-term congressman is demanding that all the ballots be counted in the race. According to Scripps Newspaper Group’s TCPalm newspaper website, dozens of protesters gathered outside the St. Lucie County elections supervisor’s office to demand an accurate count of ballots. West also has filed a complaint seeking an order for a recount of all of last week’s election ballots in his 18th Congressional District race against Democrat Patrick Murphy, who claims he...
  • We will not surrender, we will not retreat and we will not "moderate" our stance!! FReepathon XXXIX

    11/14/2012 5:08:49 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 331 replies
    Now that the GOP-e's anointed RINO has failed to attract sufficient numbers of conservative voters (the Republican base) to defeat the most blatantly corrupt liberal, er, communist useful idiot to ever occupy the White House, they've come up with an ingenious plan. We should "moderate" our stances against liberal causes like abortion, illegal aliens, the homosexual agenda, socialized healthcare, gun control, carbon tax, recreational drugs, resisting over taxing the "wealthy," etc. Our self-appointed Republican political "experts" now say we've lost the war against socialism and therefore must run up the white flag of surrender and become just like the godless...
  • Anti-Muslim 'hate crime' really an 'honor' killing

    11/14/2012 5:03:32 PM PST · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    WND ^ | November 13, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    The murder of Shaima Alawadi, a Muslim woman in California, was trumpeted worldwide as an “anti-Muslim hate crime.” Now it turns out that it was an Islamic honor killing. But rest assured that there will be no media stampede to correct the deliberate lie. For the Islamic supremacists and their useful idiots in the media, this poor woman has served her purpose. Kari Huus of NBC News reported Friday that “police have arrested the husband of an Iraqi woman beaten to death in her home eight months ago for what initially looked like a racially motivated hate crime. … Kassim...
  • U.N. Emergency Meeting Called concerning Israel's attacks on Gaza

    11/14/2012 5:02:16 PM PST · by silentknight · 66 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 11/14/2012 | Haaretz
    The UN Security Council will hold a closed emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss Israeli strikes against the Gaza Strip, France said, as Israel threatened a wider offensive in the Palestinian enclave to stem rocket salvoes by Hamas militants.
  • Egyptian Salafi Sheikh: Destroy Pyramids, Tax Christians, Bin Laden Greater Than Saladin

    11/14/2012 5:00:21 PM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 11-14-12
    Following are excerpts from a show featuring Egyptian Salafi sheikh Murgan Salem; the show aired on Dream 2 TV, on November 10 and 13, 2012.Click here to view this clip on MEMRI TV. "Jews, Christians, And Zoroastrians Are Welcome To Live In The Abode Of Islam, As Long As They Pay The Jizya" Murgan Salem: "They must pay the jizya poll tax. They cannot be exempted."TV host Wael Al-Abrashi: "You mean the Christians...?"Murgan Salem: "I'll tell you, just bear with me. Yes, this should be one of the sources of income of the state. The Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians are welcome...
  • Camp Bastion Families Want Answers About Afghanistan

    11/14/2012 4:57:52 PM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    BernardGoldberg.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton boozes it up in Australia and the Pentagon grapples with more floozy eruptions, outraged military families are still waiting for answers about the forgotten 9/14 attack on Camp Bastion. Muckrakers and distraction engineers are having a front-page field day with the so-called “sex scandal.” But for surviving relatives and colleagues of heroic Marine Lt. Col. Christopher Raible and Sgt. Bradley Atwell, it’s the national security scandal at Afghanistan’s Camp Bastion that deserves headline coverage. There’s been a virtual blackout of the alarming story in the national press. As I reported last month, the meticulously...
  • Secret ingredient that could keep America alive

    11/14/2012 4:55:08 PM PST · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    WND ^ | November 13, 2012 | Drew Zahn
    WND Editor Joseph Farah told a national radio audience late last week that Election 2012 is evidence the U.S. has been “mortally wounded” and it’s time for Americans to stop looking for political “Band-Aid” solutions to the culture’s wider problems. “It’s very clear, having been through this election now, that things are going to get worse in America before they get better,” Farah told Tim Wildmon and Ed Vitagliano, hosts of American Family Radio’s “Today’s Issues” program. Farah suggested that many voters were hoping a Mitt Romney presidency would provide a respite from the erosion of constitutional freedoms and economic...
  • McCain Punches Back At Obama: On Benghazi, You’re Incompetent Or Corrupt

    11/14/2012 4:53:57 PM PST · by drewh · 61 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 14, 2012 | 3:43 pm
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., responded to President Obama’s challenge that he “go after me” over the Benghazi attack by declaring him either incompetent or corrupt and suggesting he is not taking the attack seriously. “This president — this administration — has either been guilty of colossal incompetence or been engaged in a coverup, neither of which is acceptable to the American people,” McCain said on the Senate floor today. “I speak as a friend of Christopher Stevens, I speak as a person who knows something about warfare, I speak as something of an authority — that this attack could have...
  • CSU Seeks $372M More From State In $4.5B Budget

    11/14/2012 4:49:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    (AP) ^ | November 14, 2012 4:01 PM
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California State University board of trustees has approved a $4.5 billion budget for 2013-14 that includes a request for $372 million in additional state funds. The board on Wednesday approved the spending plan that calls for increasing enrollment by 5 percent, or 20,000 students, as well as funding additional courses for current students. The budget also includes $86.3 million to give 3 percent raises to faculty and staff, subject to labor contracts, and $50 million for urgent maintenance needs.
  • Election Elixir: Obama No Longer Gray

    11/14/2012 4:48:19 PM PST · by drewh · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Mon., Nov. 12 2012 at 9:56 | Paul Bedard's Washington Secrets
    President Obama's reelection didn't just put a bounce in his step. It appears that it also erased his gray hair. Appearing in the East Room Wednesday for his post-election press conference, the chatty Obama displayed a head of rich, black hair. Photos and even the White House live stream of the session showed no more gray. But just a week ago, at the end of his campaign, the president had a head of salt and pepper hair with lots more gray.
  • Hamas reeling but defiant as Israel pounds Gaza

    11/14/2012 4:46:28 PM PST · by mdittmar · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 14, 2012 | Dan Williams
    Israel exchanged the fiercest fire with Hamas in years after assassinating its military mastermind and threatening a wider offensive in the Gaza Strip to stem Palestinian rocket salvoes. Launched on Wednesday during a deceptive lull in almost a week of surging cross-border violence, Israel's air assault had an intensity recalling the outset of the 2008-09 Gaza war though this time the Palestinian death toll of 10 was far lower.Hamas, reeling at the strategic loss of top commander Ahmed al-Jaabari in a devastating strike on his car, resumed rocket attacks against the Jewish state's desert south. [ID:nL5E8MECZ2] On either side of...
  • Hostess to liquidate if bakers' strike continues through Thursday (18,000 jobs)

    11/14/2012 4:45:23 PM PST · by tobyhill · 218 replies
    cnn money ^ | 11/14/2012 | By James O'Toole
    Hostess Brands said Wednesday that it will go into liquidation unless bakers striking in protest against a new contract imposed in bankruptcy court return to work by the end of the day Thursday. "We simply do not have the financial resources to survive an ongoing national strike," Hostess CEO Greg Rayburn said in a statement. The liquidation would result in Hostess' nearly 18,000 workers losing their jobs. The bakers' union represents around 5,000. The union did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday, but has called the concessions demanded in the new contract "outrageous." "Our members are on...
  • We've Fixed the Economy

    11/14/2012 4:42:38 PM PST · by haffast · 5 replies
    Email, The Daily Reckoning ^ | 14 November, 2012 | Bill Bonner
    We've fixed the economy By Bill Bonner - 14 November, 2012 "In the end more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free." Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) Dow down 58 yesterday. No panic. Just hesitation... and worry. A TV news report this morning said that Congress only had 18 days to solve the fiscal cliff issue. Seems like plenty of time. But the fiscal cliff is no big deal...
  • Spreading Conservative Values

    11/14/2012 4:42:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 14, 2012 | Jeanne C Minton
    On November 7,  Andrew Klavan called upon conservatives to commit intellectual and financial resources to end the domination of liberal thought in our culture coming from academia, entertainment, and mainstream news. I would add that it would be a smart move to circumvent or leapfrog the current liberal framework and not waste time and money trying to change old media institutions or replicate ones that are fading in importance.A virtual academic system, as opposed to brick and mortar, is the future. Salman Khan has revolutionized the teaching of math and physics with The Khan Academy funded by Bill Gates. It...
  • Man Distraught Over Presidential Election Results Kills Self

    11/14/2012 4:23:22 PM PST · by madison10 · 16 replies
    A Key West resident who police say was distraught over the presidential election results and worried about his business has apparently killed himself...
  • Gov. O’Malley: the southern end of a north-bound horse even in victory

    11/14/2012 4:23:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Examiner ^ | November 13, 2012 | J. Doug Gill
    While behavior after losing a competition may be a great yardstick for the measurement of one’s character, equally important is one’s conduct after a victory. We have all experienced an ill-tempered reaction to a thumping – be it one who pitches the board game across the room, takes the proverbial ball and goes home or blames the drubbing on everything except their own incompetence (see: Maryland Republican Party). Yet the smug, gloating boo-yah type of winner is equally infuriating; sometimes more so, only because the vanquished already suffered the indignity of defeat, and now has to stomach the additional humiliation...
  • IDF Warning to Hamas: Don't Show Your Faces Above Ground

    11/14/2012 4:10:11 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 11/14/2012 | Annie Lubin
    IDF spokesman, Brigadier General Yoav (Poly) Mordechai held a press conference Wednesday night and addressed the military operation in Gaza. He said the operation was launched "After a long period of several years of unbearable fire aimed at residents of the south, which has intensified even more in recent weeks, including launches aimed at communities in the South and attacks against IDF forces." Mordechai said that so far, the IDF has attacked dozens of targets, and noted that "the IDF operates with pinpoint accuracy to try to make as clean a hit as possible, but unfortunately some of the weapons...
  • Why Does Democratic Socialism Scare Ignorant People So?

    11/14/2012 4:09:22 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 72 replies
    Current TV ^ | November 14, 2012
    Democratic Socialism is actually a good and necessary instrument for a free society; its true meaning has been demonized by the right in order to allow the corporate rich to get even richer. The misguided have been told that any form of socialism is evil and can be compared to Nazism. Non-thinking people get very frightened to hear this analysis and will vote against anything they believe appears to resemble this disastrous form of government even if it means rejecting benefits that will improve their own well being. A nation will not survive without Democratic Socialism. It's socialism that provides...
  • Australian Students Find Out That Robots Led Russian Revolution

    11/14/2012 4:09:02 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 15, 2012 | Alex Knapp
    When Australian students in the state of Victoria sat down to take their level 12 history exam, they learned a shocking lesson: apparently, the revolutionaries in Russia were able to defeat the Czar thanks to at least one giant fighting robot. The test, which covered the Russian revolution, was supposed to include an image of the painting Storming the Winter palace on 25th October 1917 by Nikolai Kochergin. However, the test preparers inadvertently included the photoshopped image above, which includes a Marauder Battlemech from the wargame franchise BattleTech. Suffice to say, the original painting does not include a giant robot....