Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $86,512
98%  
Woo hoo!! And now less than $1.5k to go!! We can do this!! Thank you all very much!!

Forum: News/Activism

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Initial Claims Soar To 439K, Non-Seasonally Adjusted Surge By Whopping 104,548 In One Week

    11/15/2012 6:13:43 AM PST · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    Get ready for the "it's all Sandy's fault" barrage, because the post-reelection status quo sure will desperately need it today. The latest initial claims data posted a multi-year high 104,548 surge in weekly NSA claims from 361,800 to 466,348, and even the Seasonally adjusted number soaring from 361K to 439K on expectations of a 375K print. In other words, a complete disaster for any economic data bulls. What is truly amusing is that the same Wall Street "experts" who set expectations were unable to foresee the Sandy effect that every "macrotourist" on Twitter apparently is so very aware of. Also,...
  • Petraeus replacement to testify CIA never requested military assistance in Benghazi (hhmmm)

    11/15/2012 6:11:48 AM PST · by SE Mom · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 15, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    ...When the CIA’s acting director, Michael Morell, testifies Thursday before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, he is expected to say that the agency never requested Europe-based special operations teams, specialized Marine platoons, or armed drones on the night of the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya, according to a senior U.S. intelligence official... ...That differs from what Fox News reported almost three weeks ago, and which has gone virtually unchallenged in the vacuum of official explanations about Benghazi since. Jennifer Griffin reported on October 26th, citing sources that were actually “on the ground” in Benghazi during the attack, that...
  • To Win, Obama Sacrifices House, State Legislatures

    11/15/2012 6:11:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Barack Obama attended more than 200 fundraisers for his presidential campaign, but he refrained from raising money for congressional Democrats. That proved to be a wise move for him, as were his strategists' decisions to run heavy ad campaigns against Mitt Romney and to build an even more effective turnout machine in target states. But it proved to be less than helpful to his party. Democrats did gain two Senate seats thanks to clueless Republican candidates and Republicans' failure to produce better turnout. But Democrats got beaten badly in races for the U.S. House and state legislatures. That's clear when...
  • Gun buyback program coming to Savannah(GA)

    11/15/2012 6:05:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    wsav.com ^ | 14 November, 2012 | Raquel Rodriguez
    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- It's been more than a week since the Coastal Empire Fair shooting and a local organization is taking action to help put a stop to gun violence in the city. The Georgia Coastal Southern Christian Leadership Conference is working on a Savannah gun buyback program targeting youths in the community. The group is working on finding locations where gun owners can drop off their weapons, no questions asked, and receive a $50 voucher in return.
  • The Monolithic Black Vote -- and My Republican Dad

    11/15/2012 6:00:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Larry Elder
    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 of the Congressional Black Caucus, admitted: "If (former President) Bill...
  • Sub base's top enlisted man retires after incident at local bar

    11/15/2012 5:55:37 AM PST · by CTGOPPER · 26 replies
    The Day ^ | 11/15/2012 | Jennifer McDermott
    The highest-ranking enlisted person at the Naval Submarine Base is retiring after an investigation into allegations that he drank for several hours at a club on the base and got into an altercation with his wife at a local bar.
  • Retired SC Highway Patrol trooper shoots, kills home intruder in Bluffton

    11/15/2012 5:55:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    islandpacket.com ^ | 14 November, 2012 | ALLISON STICE
    A retired S.C. Highway Patrol trooper shot and killed an intruder after a struggle in his Bluffton home early Wednesday, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office. Former trooper Lt. William "Chuck" Wise was attacked by a man attempting to break into his Palmetto Bluff Road home at 2:15 a.m. when Wise fired several shots, striking and killing him, investigators say. The body of 39-year-old Paul Edward Rowell was found in the main entryway, the Sheriff's Office said. Investigators also believe Rowell attacked the owner of a nearby home just 30 minutes before he assaulted Wise at his home. It...
  • Authorities: vandals buried objects at Ohio mound (A real tin-foil alert)

    11/15/2012 5:52:16 AM PST · by xzins · 22 replies
    WKBN Radio ^ | 11/06 10:22 am
    Authorities are seeking people they say vandalized an ancient snake-shaped Serpent Mound by burying what may be hundreds of small muffin-like resin objects at the southern Ohio earthworks. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the objects buried at the 63-acre Native American site in Peebles were embedded with aluminum foil and quartz crystal. Three have been found so far. The Ohio Historical Society says a YouTube video posted by a group calling itself Unite the Collective shows people running across the earthworks. It includes comments by individuals describing themselves as "light warriors" who say they planted the objects to "help lift...
  • Owner fatally shoots armed robber at cell phone store on south side(TX)

    11/15/2012 5:48:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    abclocal.go.com ^ | 15 November, 2012 | Jessica Willey
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A suspect is dead after a cell phone store owner shot him during an attempted robbery. Houston police say shortly after 6pm Wednesday, the suspect entered the Criket store on South Loop West near Almeda and displayed a gun. The owner came from the back with his own gun and shot the suspect at least twice. The suspect then fled to a getaway vehicle.
  • Jobless claims leap 78,000 to 439,000; storm cited [actual headline]

    11/15/2012 5:42:54 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 102 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 11/15/12 | Obama suck-up
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The damage caused by Hurricane Sandy sent U.S. jobless claims soaring by 78,000 in the week ended Nov. 10 to an 18-month high of 439,000, according to the latest government figures. A Labor Department official on Thursday said claims surged in the eastern parts of the country that laid in the path of the storm....
  • Double-dip recession confirmed in eurozone

    11/15/2012 5:39:16 AM PST · by John W · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 15, 2012 | Josephine Moulds
    The eurozone has tumbled into a double-dip recession as the crisis in Portugal, Spain and Greece spreads to other countries in the currency bloc. Eurozone GDP fell by 0.1% in the third quarter, after shrinking by 0.2% in the second quarter, plunging the region into a recession that economists fear could drag into next year. The big surprise was the triple-A rated Netherlands, which saw its economy shrink by 1.1% in the third quarter, dragged lower by a 3.1% decline in investment and a 2.4% drop in exports. Economists had expected Dutch GDP to contract by just 0.2%. Austrian GDP...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,November 15-16,2012

    11/15/2012 5:36:25 AM PST · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/ ^ | November 15-16,2012 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Da ily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000...
  • The golden goose has fled

    11/15/2012 5:34:34 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 11/15/2012 | Ethel C. Fenig
    Government officials who blithely talk of punishing/taxing "the rich" to fund their redistribution schemes soon discover that "the rich", the golden goose if you will, are no more. Some decide not to work so hard, following the adage it isn't what you make, it is what you keep. Others decide to keep it--somewhere else. This is happening in France. France, which limits working hours but makes it practically impossible to fire anyone, has decided to implement a 75% tax rate on all earnings above approximately one and half million dollars. As a result the geese, in this case wealthy French...
  • Lorain man shoots himself and robbery victim during struggle(OH)

    11/15/2012 5:33:45 AM PST · by marktwain
    morningjournal.com ^ | 14 November, 2012 | NA
    LORAIN — Marlo Sanford, 24, one of two men shot Tuesday afternoon in Central Lorain, was the shooter in both cases, according to Lorain police. Sanford, has been arrested and charged with aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, and felonious assault, Lt. Mark Carpentiere said. Sanford accidentally shot himself in the thigh and Kevin Adams in the leg, while attempting to rob Adams, 28, of Lorain, at Adam’s friend’s 637 West 14th St. apartment, police said. “It appears the burglary was random and the shootings stemmed from a struggle over the weapon,” Detective Jacob Morris said.
  • Chinese J-31 stealth fighter for global market

    11/15/2012 5:31:37 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Business Standard, India ^ | Nov 13, 2012 | Ajai Shukla
    Chinese J-31 stealth fighter for global market While the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex and the Chengdu Aircraft Industries Corporation (CAC) have ostensibly developed the JF-17 jointly, analysts say most of the development was done by CAC Two weeks after China’s new J-31 stealth fighter made its debut flight on October 31, it will be officially acknowledged with a mock-up of the aircraft in Airshow China, the Beijing-endorsed air show that opens in Zhuhai, China, on Tuesday. With China’s official media reporting the J-31 will be sold to abroad customers, Indian analysts say the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) might be one of...
  • Store Owner Shoots, Kills Man Who Demands Money: Cops(PA)

    11/15/2012 5:28:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    nbcphiladelphia.com ^ | 14 November, 2012 | Dan Stamm
    A store owner shot and killed a man in North Philadelphia Wednesday night after that man kicked in a cashier's booth after demanding money, according to Philadelphia Police. The shooting happened around 6:20 p.m. inside the corner store at W Somerset and N Hutchinson Streets. Police on the scene say the shooting victim, described as a man in his late 20s or early 30s, and the 69-year-old store owner got into some kind of argument. At some point during the disagreement the younger man demanded money and the store owner locked himself inside the cashier's booth, according to the store...
  • Rep. Issa Slams Holder Over ‘Fast And Furious’ In TechCrunch Column

    11/15/2012 5:18:01 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 14 November, 2012 | Carl Franzen
    Republican Congressman Darrell Issa (CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, penned a column for tech news blog TechCrunch on Wednesday, in which he alternatively extols the virtues of open government, praises himself for leading the charge against the sunken Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) late last year and early 2012, and slams Attorney General Eric Holder for "stonewalling" Issa's investigation in the "Fast and Furious" gun tracking operation that went awry and resulted in the death of border patrol agent Brian Terry in 2010. Here are a few select passages: My job as Chairman of...
  • Marxist Conference Packed with Chicago Teachers

    11/15/2012 5:17:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 15, 2012 | Anne Sorock
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Marxist Conference Packed with Chicago TeachersPosted By Anne Sorock On November 15, 2012 @ 12:15 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Visit Legal Insurrection. Teachers filled the ranks at the 2012 Midwest Marxism Conference, which was held Saturday at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Jesse Sharkey, who spoke at one of the breakout sessions, was just one of the hundreds of attendees, many of them teachers, there to strategize about the next phases of the partnership between Chicago Socialists and the Chicago Teachers Union.Of course, all recording was strictly...
  • Let’s Tax Hollywood

    11/15/2012 5:14:22 AM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 15, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Let’s Tax HollywoodPosted By Ben Shapiro On November 15, 2012 @ 12:36 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments President Obama and California Governor Jerry Brown are on the same page: the wealthy in America must foot the bill for the massive debts they’ve run up. Sure, the top 1% of income earners pay 37% of all federal income tax. But they’re not paying their fair share! Let Jerry Brown explain, hot on the heels of convincing Californians to raise their own sales and income taxes: Revenue means taxes, and certainly those who have...
  • Obama Administration Gave Petraeus's Wife a $187,605-Per-Year Job

    11/15/2012 5:14:02 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 31 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 14 Nov 2012 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration named Holly Petraeus--wife of retired Gen. David Patraeus, who resigned last week as CIA director after revealing he had had an extramarital affair--to a $187,605-per-yer job in the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB, created by the Dodd-Frank law, was placed by that law under the umbrella of the Federal Reserve. The funding of the CFBP, which comes from the Federal Reserve, is not subject to congressional oversight. Mrs. Petraeus became a member of the CFPB Implementation Team on Jan. 12, 2011. She is now the assistant director for the Office of...
  • Oh, We Forgot to Tell You...(VDH)

    11/15/2012 5:13:56 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 11/15/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The second-term curse goes like this: A president (e.g., Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, etc.) wins re-election, but then his presidency implodes over the next four years -- mired in scandals or disasters such as Watergate, Iran-Contra, Monica Lewinsky, the Iraqi insurgency and Hurricane Katrina. Apparently, like tragic Greek heroes, administrations grow arrogant after their re-election wins. They believe that they are invincible and that heir public approval is permanent rather than fickle. The result is that Nemesis zeroes in on their fatal conceit and with a boom corrects their hubris. Or is the problem in...
  • 'Nazis out!' Greek protesters attack conference, throw coffee at German diplomat

    11/15/2012 5:13:00 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 15 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 15 November, 2012, 15:00
    A protester holds a placard of German Chancellor Angela Merkel featuring a Hitler mustache near the Greek parliament in Athens during a demonstration against the visit of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on October 9, 2012. (AFP Photo / Louisa Gouliamaki) Dozens of Greek activists protesting austerity policies broke into a conference and clashed with police in a protest against a German government official. ­Law enforcement officers used truncheons and teargas to disperse some 250 activists in the northern city of Thessaloniki, where a meeting of Greek and German mayors was taking place. Riot police formed a shield around...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Mobilizes for Hamas

    11/15/2012 5:09:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 15, 2012 | Ryan Mauro
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Muslim Brotherhood Mobilizes for HamasPosted By Ryan Mauro On November 15, 2012 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments Israel has finally struck back against the terrorist enclave of Gaza after having 120 rockets fired at it since Saturday and over 700 this year alone. For now, the Obama administration is rhetorically supporting Israel, but the Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt is doubling down on its support for Hamas, Gaza’s ruling terrorist organization, and has withdrawn its ambassador to Israel. U.S.-based Islamists and their non-Muslim allies can be counted on in the ensuing days...
  • CBO Report: Avoiding the Fiscal Cliff Costs Over $1 Trillion

    11/15/2012 5:07:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    The Congressional Budget Office released their analysis of the group of deficit-fighting policies known as the "fiscal cliff." The big takeaway: completely averting the contraction that would occur in 2013 and 2014 would cost $1.16 trillion - entirely deficit-financed. There would certainly be some economic benefits to all of this, however. The CBO has a wide range of estimates for the positives - between 0.8% and 5% growth in real GDP, and between 1.1 million and 5.8 million new jobs. There are a lot of caveats here, as it's an incredibly wide range of estimates, but there would certainly be...
  • Friedman: Obama's nightmare called Syria [HE BLAMES BUSH! NO JOKE!]

    11/15/2012 5:04:51 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Times Union ^ | 11/15/12 | Thomas Friedman
    The sex scandal engulfing two of our top military and intelligence officers could not be coming at a worse time: The Middle East has never been more unstable and closer to multiple, interconnected explosions. Virtually every American president since Dwight Eisenhower has had a Middle Eastern country that brought him grief. For Ike, it was Lebanon's civil war and Israel's Sinai invasion. For Lyndon Johnson, it was the 1967 Six-Day War. For Nixon, it was the 1973 war. For Carter, it was the Iranian Revolution. For Ronald Reagan, it was Lebanon. For George H.W. Bush, it was Iraq. For Bill...
  • Obama’s Nightmare (syria)

    11/15/2012 5:00:38 AM PST · by RummyChick · 4 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/13 | THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
    The scandal engulfing two of our top military and intelligence officers could not be coming at a worse time: the Middle East has never been more unstable and closer to multiple, interconnected explosions. Virtually every American president since Dwight Eisenhower has had a Middle Eastern country that brought him grief
  • Petraeus to testify behind closed doors on Benghazi Friday (7:30 AM)

    11/15/2012 4:32:33 AM PST · by NCjim · 26 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 14, 2012 | Sara Dover
    Gen. David Petraeus will testify before a House Committee on the Libya embassy attack Friday morning, despite the ongoing FBI investigation into an extramarital affair that led to his resignation as director of the CIA. The hearing to be held by the House Intelligence Committee is closed to the public and the media. Petraeus is expected to answer questions about the CIA's knowledge and handling of the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead. Two of those Americans were with the CIA. It was unclear at first whether or...
  • Stock futures rise ahead of data, Wal-Mart, Target

    11/15/2012 4:27:02 AM PST · by John W · 15 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Barbara Kollmeyer
    MADRID (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures edged higher on Thursday ahead of data such as weekly jobless claims and consumer prices, along with high-profile earnings from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Target Corp. among others. However, investors also remained cautious amid fiscal-cliff worries, which weighed on overseas markets. A heavy lineup of economic data will provide an immediate focus for investors, with weekly jobless claims and consumer prices due up first at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch are forecasting the number of first-time claims for last week at 380,000, while consumer prices are expected to have edged up...
  • What Were All of You Thinking?

    11/15/2012 4:23:11 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 103 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/14/12 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    ***SNIP*** [L]et's be honest. We had little reason to believe that Romney was truly dedicated to improving our social and cultural conditions -- indeed, that all-important thing called the human condition -- because he talked endlessly about his business experience. Most Americans don't like their bosses and have trouble with landlords and creditors. Talking about one's business experience is not usually a good way to win them over. On election day, it became clear to me that the Republican Party had been led into Purgatory by the Laodicean wing. In case you aren't familiar with Revelation 3:14-17, here is what...
  • 2 New York Israeli Muslims who claimed $5 million lottery ticket after 5 years arrested

    11/15/2012 4:14:38 AM PST · by expat1000 · 21 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | November 14, 2012 | Sarah Weiss
    2 Israeli Muslims from Jerusalem, now living in New York, claimed they won a $5 million lottery payout, with a ticket they bought in their father’s store. They waited until shortly before the winning ticket of $5 million in a scratch-off lottery game would have been declared void. Then, when two brothers from the Syracuse, New York, area came to claim the prize, they made an unusual request: They told state lottery officials that they would be happy to take home less than the full amount if they could avoid a press conference. Officials immediately became suspicious, saying a security...
  • Election 2012: Who Came From Love? (video)

    11/15/2012 4:10:29 AM PST · by DaveMSmith · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | Thu Nov 14, 2012 | offTheLeftEye
    What's the difference between attacking from a zeal for the public good, and just being nasty? The primary concept behind this video was borrowed from Emanuel Swedenborg.
  • Demography Is Destiny

    11/15/2012 4:05:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Ann Coulter
    Liberals brag about having won the hearts and minds of America, as if, through logic and argument, they've persuaded people to accept their bankrupt European socialist ideas. Democrats haven't changed anyone's mind. They changed the people. More white people voted for Mitt Romney this year than voted for Ronald Reagan in 1980. Barack Obama lost white voters by 20 points -- the widest margin since 1984. But in 1980, whites were 88 percent of the electorate. In 2012, they were 72 percent of the electorate. Not only that, but the non-white electorate is far more Democratic than it was in...
  • GOP Convention

    11/15/2012 3:44:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Any change requires pain. Whatever we are doing now is easy (we think) compared to change, whatever it may be. Changing is hard. It requires us to think anew, to change our habits, our processes, our language. It's venturing out into the unknown. Without a compelling reason, people will stay the same and not change. People begin to change only when the pain of what they are doing becomes more painful than the pain of change. Republicans -- it is time for change. The election last week was painful -- at least for me, a lifetime conservative. It was an...
  • Reid: Senator Brown is “One of the Most Partisan People” Ever to Serve

    11/15/2012 3:27:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    Believe me: This isn’t the first time our vaunted Senate Majority Leader has made baseless accusations with little or no evidence (via The Daily Caller): Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday he was “very comfortable” with the prospect of defending an open seat in his chamber should Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry be tapped for a Cabinet position, and slammed outgoing Republican Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, who would likely run to replace Kerry. “I saw during the campaign his plea for bipartisanship,” Reid said of Brown, who ran as a moderate and independent Republican willing to work across the aisle...
  • Petraeus Agrees to Testify Before Senate (Behind closed-doors and probably not under oath)

    11/15/2012 3:22:06 AM PST · by tobyhill · 27 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/14/2012 | SARAH PARNASS
    In light of calls from several senators and congressional representatives, Gen. David Petraeus has agreed to testify before the Senate Thursday, despite an FBI investigation that led to former Afghanistan general's resignation from his post as CIA-director. The strange scandal that implicated top U.S. general and a Florida socialite and put a hold on the Senate confirmation of Gen. John Allen was thought to have robbed intelligence committees of Petraeus' testimony about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. That attack claimed the lives of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. Petraeus had personally flown to...
  • DEATH ROCKS IRELAND ABORTION LAWS [Pro-infanticide crowd goes nuclear]

    11/15/2012 3:21:46 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    Discovery News ^ | November 15, 2012 | Christina Reed
    Savita Halappanavar (31), was on her first pregnancy and "on top of the world," according to her husband, Praveen Halappanavar. Then on Saturday Oct. 20, 17 weeks into the pregnancy, she started to develop back pains and began miscarrying. She went to the hospital and by Wednesday night was moved to the Intense Care Unit. But when she asked her doctors to terminate the pregnancy they refused. The doctors could still hear a fetal heartbeat and abortions are illegal in the country, if the fetus is still alive, even when it puts the mother's health at risk. But technically the...
  • Egypt's Brotherhood calls to cut ties with Israel

    11/15/2012 3:12:53 AM PST · by tobyhill · 16 replies
    YNET ^ | 11/15/2012 | Roi Kais
    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood condemned the assassination of Hamas military chief Ahmed Al-Jabari, and called on the authorities in Cairo to sever diplomatic and commercial ties with Israel. The powerful group said in a statement that "the Egyptian government must be the first to (cut ties), and serve as an example to Arabs and Muslims who maintain relations with this entity." The statement further called on the Palestinian Authority to immediately halt its defense cooperation with the IDF. The Brotherhood urged Egyptians to take to the streets and protest in front of major mosques in Cairo and other cities after Friday...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - November 15, 2012

    11/15/2012 3:12:03 AM PST · by sneakers · 13 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
  • Rendezvous with Destiny

    11/15/2012 3:07:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 15, 2012 | Greg Richards
    .....Who would have thought that it would fall to us, some of us in our so-called declining years (unless 60 is the new 40) to rescue the Republic? In our lifetimes, we have had the war in Vietnam, and the Reagan revival, and now we find the left has been tunneling under us all along. Last Tuesday, the platform we thought was solid collapsed as if its underpinnings had been eaten by termites, which they had. ...it is very surprising that Romney would garner fewer votes than McCain. Virtually all Republicans and conservatives regarded this election as the most important...
  • Is the Fed Losing the Fight Against Deflation?

    11/15/2012 3:06:11 AM PST · by gotribe · 30 replies
    Barron's ^ | 11/13/2012 | Randall W, Forsythe
    Prior to the financial markets' obsession over the looming fiscal cliff, their single-minded focus was on monetary policy. Now, two months after the Federal Reserve announced its so-called QE3, its third round of quantitative easing, it appears the fuss was much ado about very little. Ben Bernanke seems to be losing his battle with deflation, observes Walter J. Zimmerman, chief technical analyst for United-ICAP. So far, the Fed's scheme announced in September to buy $40 billion of mortgage-backed securities for however long it takes to lower unemployment has little to show for it. Quite to the contrary, market prices show...
  • Israel: Three civilians killed by rockets fired from Gaza as violence escalates

    11/15/2012 2:37:18 AM PST · by John W · 9 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Lawahez Jabari
    Updated 5:15 a.m. ET: Rockets fired from Gaza into southern Israel killed three people and injured six on Thursday, Israeli officials said, as Israel launched numerous airstrikes across the Gaza Strip and the military showdown lurched closer to all-out war.
  • All Germans rounded up to vote (Hitler's Get Out The Vote Drive Much Like Obama's)

    11/15/2012 2:03:42 AM PST · by Arthurio · 12 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | November 13, 1933
    The Guardian, Monday 13 November 1933 08.01 EST The results of the German referendum and elections to the Reichstag yesterday show, as was expected, an overwhelming majority for Herr Hitler. A less expected result of the elections is the number of Germans who have dared to vote against Herr Hitler's policy. The electors were asked to say in the referendum whether they approved of Herr Hitler's decision that Germany should leave the League of Nations and the Disarmament Conference. In the elections to the Reichstag they were simply asked to vote for the Nazi list. There were no candidates to...
  • Jill Kelley turned to friend — and Tampa FBI agent — for help [shirtless photo a gag]

    11/15/2012 1:35:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 98 replies
    St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | November 15, 2012 | Times staff and wires
    TAMPA — Frederick W. Humphries II helped make the FBI's cases against a would-be bomber on the West Coast and a university student in Tampa. But the investigation he is most certainly going to be remembered for is one that led to the downfall of CIA director and retired Gen. David Petraeus. Humphries was revealed Wednesday night as the Tampa FBI agent who took the complaints from socialite Jill Kelley that started a cyberstalking investigation and uncovered Petraeus' affair with biographer Paula Broadwell. [SNIP] "He and his wife have been social friends of Mr. and Mrs. Kelley for years," the...
  • Romney's top Hispanic surrogate: GOP must embrace immigration reform

    11/15/2012 1:18:08 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 14, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    Former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, Mitt Romney's top Hispanic surrogate, is calling for the Republican Party to "modernize" and embrace comprehensive immigration reform in order to survive as a national party. "We need to modernize. Modernization includes diversity. Obviously, immigration reform is part of that process of diversity," he told The Hill on Tuesday. "We are the party of growth, of business, of entrepreneurship, of innovation. We cannot continue to be that without an effective immigration policy." Gutierrez, who chaired Romney's Hispanic Steering Committee during the GOP nominee's presidential campaign, blames Romney's rightward primary shift on immigration for his loss....
  • Stryker Corp. layoff plans strike chords of political and economic concern

    11/15/2012 1:11:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    MLive.com ^ | Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 10:33 AM | Al Jones
    Stryker Corp.’s plans to lay off about 5 percent of its worldwide staff to cut costs—a move announced by the medical products company last Thursday—have some worried about the spin-off effect it may have in the community. It seems to be an even bigger concern, however, to some from the political standpoint. They are squarely blaming the new Medical Device Excise Tax and the Obama administration for the Kalamazoo-based company's decision. …
  • Doctor Shortage Could Cause Health Care Crash

    11/15/2012 12:55:40 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 71 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 13, 2012 | Nisha Nathan
    The United States will require at least 52,000 more family doctors in the year 2025 to keep up with the growing and increasingly older U.S. population, a new study found. The predictions also reflect the passage of the Affordable Care Act — a change that will expand health insurance coverage to an additional 38 million Americans. "The health care consumer that values the relationship with a personal physician, particularly in areas already struggling with access to primary care physicians should be aware of potential access challenges that they may face in the future if the production of primary care physicians...
  • Myanmar to free 452 prisoners before Obama visit

    11/14/2012 11:51:06 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies
    France 24 ^ | 11/15/2012
    Myanmar is set to free hundreds of prisoners on Thursday, officials said, just days ahead of a landmark visit by US President Barack Obama to a country emerging from decades of military rule. Relatives of the scores of political detainees still languishing in jails were waiting anxiously to learn whether they would be among those released. A prison department official said 452 prisoners would walk free on Thursday morning. "There are some foreigners included in the amnesty," he added, speaking on condition of anonymity, without giving details of their nationalities. The planned release was also announced in state media. Myanmar,...
  • Obama has a dictatorial mandate (vanity)

    11/14/2012 11:35:12 PM PST · by AndyTheBear · 7 replies
    AndyTheBear
    There have been some that Obama's performance in his reelection give him a strong democratic mandate. While I am not personally impressed this is the case based on his performance 2 point margin in the "popular vote" or his corresponding lead in the electoral college, I think we should all stand in awe of the mandate he has won in the inner city of Philadelphia! Winning in 59 of the Democratically administered voting districts by 100% to 0%! WOW! That is more than a Democratic mandate...with over 19 THOUSAND votes for Obama and exactly ZERO for Romney! Now that folks...
  • Chelation-therapy heart trial draws fire

    11/14/2012 10:42:15 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    NATURE NEWS ^ | 14 November 2012 | Ewen Callaway
    Critics not persuaded that metal-snaring treatment works. With millions of Americans regularly using complementary medicines, researchers usually applaud efforts to test and debunk folk treatments such as echinacea, a herbal supplement often deployed against the common cold. But what if a trial shows that an alternative therapy might work? That is the case for a study funded by the US National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. The trial hints that a fringe therapy intended to sop up metal ions in the blood might reduce participants’ risk of...
  • ‘It’s a crisis for Québec women’ (socialized medicine fails)

    11/14/2012 10:38:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Montréal Gazette ^ | November 13, 2012 | Charlie Fidelman
    Surgery wait times for deadly ovarian, cervical and breast cancers in Québec are three times longer than government benchmarks, leading some desperate patients to shop around for an operating room. But that’s a waste of time, doctors say, since the problem is spread across Québec hospitals. And doctors are refusing to accept new patients quickly because they can’t treat them, health advocates say. … The worst cases are gynecological cancers, experts say, because usually such a cancer has already spread by the time it is detected. Instead of four weeks from diagnosis to surgery, patients are waiting as long as...