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  • Pillar of Defense War on Gaza Terror.

    11/15/2012 5:57:13 PM PST · by Bobalu · 14 replies
    Israel National News ^ | Nov 15, 2012 | Multiple Authors
    This is a web page created by Israel National News as a place to link stories related to the current military activities. If things heat up much more then a thread like this should perhaps be placed in breaking news as a live thread.
  • Al Qaeda is winning. Someone ran an operation to take out Patreaus, Allen, Et. Al.

    11/15/2012 5:57:06 PM PST · by CriticalThinking · 54 replies
    4yourcountry ^ | 11/15/12 | 4 Your Country
    As part of its long term plan for a regional theocracy (Caliphate), it seems reasonable for Al Qaeda and its supporters to further weaken US military leadership. Its perfectly reasonable to think Al Qaeda and other nation states are running intelligence operations against US officials. Any intelligence officer knows that somewhere between 30%-60% of people cheat on their spouse. They also know everyone uses Gmail, and US officials using Gmail have been hacked. American media loves a scandal, so its easy to take out someone in leadership with a story about sex. So, if a foreign intelligence officer monitored the...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-15-12

    11/15/2012 5:52:42 PM PST · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 11-15-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Is The SEC's Ponzi Crusade Enabling Companies To Cook The Books, Enron-Style?

    11/15/2012 5:52:37 PM PST · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12 October 2012 | Francine McKenna
    Enron. Qwest. Adelphia. Sunbeam. WorldCom. HealthSouth. A decade ago investors knew what those companies had in common: top executives who cooked the books. After their phony accounting was exposed, most went to jail–and hundreds of billions of dollars of shareholder wealth evaporated. The Securities & Exchange Commission remains quite busy. In fiscal 2011 the agency brought a record 735 enforcement actions. But those looking to see the next Jeff Skilling or Richard Scrushy frog-marched in front of television cameras will be sorely disappointed. Only 89 of those actions targeted fraudulent or misleading accounting and disclosures by public companies, the fewest,...
  • Zero Votes for Romney, 'Dozens of Black' Voters Prompt Cries of Voter Fraud

    11/15/2012 5:52:09 PM PST · by SvenMagnussen · 76 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | SARAH PARNASS
    More than 500 Pennsylvania voters registered complaints about election procedure to the state this election, according to Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele. "All of these complaints have been forwarded to the appropriate county board of election for review, and if county officials feel it is warranted, [there will be an] investigation," Aichele said in a statement.
  • Why Did Cantor Protect Obama?

    11/15/2012 5:48:29 PM PST · by arthurus · 31 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 14 November,2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    The central figures in the David Petraeus sex scandal are not talking. That includes Virginia Congressman and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Yet, the decision by this top Republican to turn to the FBI rather than his colleagues in the House with inside information about the scandal has proven to be monumental, a development that enabled Barack Obama to win the presidency without getting tainted by the allegations of immorality and corruption that are now the subject of daily news reports. Eric_Cantor_official_portrait_112th_CongressThe record shows that Cantor had knowledge of the affair from an FBI whistleblower before the election but decided...
  • Temporary toilets cost taxpayers $360K (food stamp line)

    11/15/2012 5:39:18 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    Hundreds of temporary toilets set up for one week at food stamp distribution sites for East Baton Rouge Parish recipients will cost taxpayers $360,214, according to records examined by the 9News I-Team. The state only had a few days to set up six locations for people in East Baton Rouge Parish to sign up for emergency food stamps after Hurricane Isaac. The program is known as DSNAP. In setting up the program, Louisiana's
  • Toronto woman denied haircut files human rights complaint

    11/15/2012 5:32:47 PM PST · by RansomOttawa · 38 replies
    CBC News ^ | Nov 15, 2012
    A Toronto barbershop has found itself at the centre of a human rights complaint after its barbers refused to cut a woman's hair. Faith McGregor, 35, went to the Terminal Barber Shop on Bay Street, back in June looking for a haircut. But she was turned away. The barbers, who are all Muslim, told her their religion didn't allow them to cut the hair of a woman who is not a member of their family. McGregor filed a human rights complaint.
  • 'Real-time' video shows Benghazi drama, but questions remain

    11/15/2012 5:29:58 PM PST · by ColdOne · 66 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 11/15/12 | CNN Wire Staff
    Legislators saw a "real-time film (showing) exactly what happened" on September 11 in Benghazi, starting before the attack began up "through the incident and the exodus," said Feinstein. A source familiar with the House committee hearing said the video included shots of Stevens being dragged out of the building. Sen. Dan Coats, an Indiana Republican, described the footage as "a combination of video from a surveillance camera and a drone."
  • F-22 crashes at Tyndall, pilot safe

    11/15/2012 5:18:05 PM PST · by Yo-Yo · 16 replies
    Flight International ^ | 11/15/12 | Stephen Trimble
    The US Air Force confirms that a Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor crashed at 15:30 today as it was returning to Tyndall AFB, Florida. The pilot ejected "safely" from the F-22 and is being evaluated for injuires by base medical staff, the USAF says. Tyndall is an F-22 training base, but the pilot was not a student, the USAF confirms. The crash occurred about 0.4km (0.22nm) east of the drone runway at Tyndall and near Highway 98, which was closed briefly while hazardous materials units responded. It is the first F-22 crash since a fatal incident in November 2010 killed Captain...
  • All racism happens because of whiteness It really, really does

    11/15/2012 5:12:47 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 65 replies
    McGill Daily ^ | 11/8/2012
    Once again, an article about racism wasn’t well received by the McGill community. What a surprise… Particularly, I’m talking about some of the comments made in regard to the piece, “You are racist” (Guillermo Martínez de Velasco, October 18, Commentary, page 7), in reference to the author’s definition of racism: “…assuming anything about anyone based on a perceived deviation from a racial norm known as white.” Some of the comments took issue with situating racism within whiteness. Replies questioned examples of intra-racism: racist acts amongst and within racially, ethnically, or nationally homogenous or similar spaces, and historical racism against fellow...
  • House GOP leaders pledge to oppose climate change ‘tax’

    11/15/2012 5:11:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/15/12 | Ben Geman
    House GOP leaders pledge to oppose climate change ‘tax’By Ben Geman - 11/15/12 03:16 PM ET The entire House GOP leadership team has registered its opposition to climate legislation that raises revenue, underscoring the long odds that taxing carbon emissions has in negotiations on the fiscal cliff. The Tea Party group Americans for Prosperity greeted Wednesday’s election of the House GOP leadership team by pointing out that the lawmakers are among the signers of the group’s “no climate tax” pledge. Signers agree to “oppose any legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue.” They include...
  • Lawmakers get first look at Benghazi attack video

    11/15/2012 5:08:52 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 15, 2012 | by David Martin
    WASHINGTON -- A congressional investigation viewed video Thursday that was recorded by security cameras the night of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The first video of the attack was captured by cell phones. But it took about 10 more days for the FBI to get its hands on video taken by security cameras at the consulate. That classified video, shown to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, answers some of the many questions surrounding the attack. There has been a lot of controversy about whether the Sept. 11 attack -- which killed four Americans, including the...
  • Favorite"Heart"Songs, Heart in title or Lyrics.Tell us your Favorites.Freeper Canteen 11~16~12

    11/15/2012 4:50:08 PM PST · by fatima · 407 replies
    ~Favorite Heart Song's ~ Joe Cocker - Unchain My Heart Oh, Songwriters: OTIS/SANFORD Unchain my heart baby let me be Cause you don't care please set me free Unchain my heart Baby let me go Unchain my heart Cause you don't love me no more Every time I call you on the phone Some fella tells me your not at home Unchain my heart set me free Unchain my heart Baby let me be Unchain my heart Cause you don't care about me You got me sewed up like a pillow case But you let my love go to...
  • Oklahoma Doctors vs. Obamacare

    11/15/2012 4:48:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/15/12 | reason tv
    Three years ago, Dr. Keith Smith, co-founder and managing partner of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, took an initiative that would only be considered radical in the health care industry: He posted online a list of prices for 112 common surgical procedures. The 51-year-old Smith, a self-described libertarian, and his business partner, Dr. Steve Lantier, founded the Surgery Center 15 years ago, after they became disillusioned with the way patients were treated at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, where the two men worked as anesthesiologists. In 1997, Smith and Lantier bought the shell of a former surgical center with...
  • CIA chief Petraeus sex scandal amuses Taliban

    11/15/2012 4:45:30 PM PST · by Arthurio · 21 replies
    The sex scandal that has brought down CIA chief David Petraeus may be causing heartache in the Washington security establishment but the affair has prompted laughter among the Taliban. Petraeus resigned last week to pre-empt revelations of an affair with his married biographer Paula Broadwell, bringing to an end a glittering military career that included a spell commanding NATO forces fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan. A stony-faced Taliban official burst into laughter at the mention of the Petraeus affair during an interview with AFP in northwest Pakistan this week. -snip- The Taliban official said he was not surprised. "It's quite...
  • Hostess says liquidation decision expected Friday (Going Galt)

    11/15/2012 4:35:49 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 127 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 15, 2012 | AP
    Hostess Brands Inc. said it likely won't make an announcement until Friday morning on whether it will move to liquidate its business, after the company had set a Thursday deadline for striking employees to return to work. The maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread had warned employees that would file a motion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court to unwind its business and sell off assets if plant operations didn't return to normal levels by 5 p.m. EST Thursday. That would result in the loss of about 18,000 jobs.Snip The Teamsters meanwhile are urging the smaller union to hold a...
  • U.S. backs Israel on Gaza—including use of ground forces

    11/15/2012 4:31:00 PM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 15, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    The White House on Thursday threw its full support behind Israel's military response to a barrage of rockets fired by the Islamist Palestinian movement Hamas that rules the Gaza Strip. Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes said it would be "up to the Israeli government" whether to follow up punishing airstrikes with a ground assault.
  • Four Islamists on Gov. Christie’s Muslim Outreach Committee

    11/15/2012 4:30:26 PM PST · by bayouranger · 6 replies
    radicalislam.org ^ | 15NOV12 | Ryan Mauro
    A RadicalIslam.org investigation has discovered that at least four Islamists sit on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s Muslim outreach committee, which was formed after Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa concluded in May that NYPD intelligence-gathering operations in New Jersey did not break any laws. All of the information about the Islamist backgrounds of these four committee members is publicly available, yet the Christie Administration picked them to serve as liaisons to the Muslim community of the state. As a result, they are having private meetings with N.J.’s top security officials. This is just the latest example of Christie’s embrace of Islamists...
  • CNN: PETRAEUS TO TESTIFY HE KNEW LIBYA WAS TERRORISM 'ALMOST IMMEDIATELY'

    11/15/2012 4:29:22 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 474 replies
    Just a few minutes ago on CNN, Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr reported that a high-placed source informed her that former CIA Chief David Petraeus will use his upcoming testimony to amend his previous testimony. According to this source, Petraeus will tell the closed door congressional hearing that he knew "almost immediately" that the September 11 anniversary attack on our Libyan consulate was a terrorist attack committed by the al-Qaeda-linked militia Ansar Al Sharia.
  • GOP Boss in Maine Claims Mystery Voters Tilted Polls as Nobody in Town Knows Anyone Who’s Black

    11/15/2012 4:27:59 PM PST · by Westbrook · 39 replies
    IRN USA News ^ | November 15th, 2012 | Sean Scott Ferguson
    Excerpt: Maine GOP boss Webster said that there were dozens of black people who came into these towns, but said nobody knows anyone in these towns that is black. Webster wants to know how this happened and said that they are going to find out.
  • Former RNC Chair: ‘We Need Messengers Who Look Like Me’

    11/15/2012 4:23:38 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 31 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 11/14/2012
    Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said Sunday on C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” that the GOP needs more diverse messengers. “We need messengers who look like me. We need messengers who are Hispanic, Asian Americans, women, a cross section of folks who represent communities across the country,” said Steele, who served as RNC chair from 2009 to 2011 and is also former Maryland lieutenant governor. “I think from the Democrats’ perspective, they got an affirmation of the policies and the direction that the president articulated. Now as a Republican, I would argue there wasn’t much articulation there, but be that as...
  • Jersey City small business owners tell FEMA they need grants, not loans ('Where's da free loot?')

    11/15/2012 4:20:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    NJ ^ | 11/15/12 | Terrence T. McDonald
    Jersey City small business owners tell FEMA they need grants, not loansBy Terrence T. McDonald / The Jersey Journal updated November 15, 2012 at 11:29 AM **SNIP** But that’s not helpful, said Wayne Lyons, 52, owner of Soul Flavors Restaurant on Grove Street. The restaurant was closed for five days because of Sandy, which caused floods that destroyed equipment in the restaurant’s basement, Lyons said. Lyons said he was hoping for grants instead of loans, saying the federal government “bailed out Wall Street,” so they should bail out small businesses. FEMA declined to comment.
  • The Americanness of the American Revolution - Why the Founders succeeded

    11/15/2012 4:18:11 PM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2012 | MYRON MAGNET
    Why was the American Revolution, of all great revolutions, the only successful one, resulting in two centuries and more of unexampled freedom and prosperity? The French Revolution, by contrast, illuminated by AmericaÂ’s example and Enlightenment thought, began in blissful optimism but collapsed into a blood-soaked tyranny much worse than the monarchy it deposed. It spawned a military dictatorship that convulsed Europe and roiled half the globe for over a decade with wars of grandiose imperial aggression that slew at least 3 million. And the result of 25 years of turmoil? The Bourbon monarchy, minus the Enlightenment of its earlier incarnation,...
  • Petraeus mistress had substantial classified data on computer: sources

    11/15/2012 4:17:58 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | Mark Hosenball and Andy Sullivan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Classified material kept by the woman who conducted an affair with former CIA Director David Petraeus predates their liaison and does not come from the spy agency, sources briefed on the investigation told Reuters on Thursday. The finding appears to bolster assertions by both Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell, that their affair did not put national security secrets at risk - a central question hovering over the scandal that brought down one of the United States' most respected public figures last week. The CIA said on Thursday it had opened an "exploratory" investigation into Petraeus' conduct,...
  • Wal-Mart workers plan Black Friday walkout

    11/15/2012 4:08:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 167 replies
    Click Orlando ^ | 11/15/12 | Emily Jane Fox
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - A group of Wal-Mart workers are planning to stage a walkout next week on Black Friday, arguably the biggest holiday shopping day for the world's largest retail store. The walkout builds on an October strike that started at a Wal-Mart in Los Angeles and spread to stores in 12 other cities. More than 100 workers joined in the October actions. One of the workers who plans to join next week's walkout is William Fletcher, who works at a Wal-Mart in Duarte, Calif.
  • Congressman Allen West news-NEW VOTE COUNT DISCREPANCIES CAST FURTHER DOUBT...

    11/15/2012 4:07:44 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 24 replies
    GretaWire/FoxnewsInsider ^ | 11-15-2012 | Greta Van Susteren
    November 15, 2012 by Greta Van Susteren See news release from Congressman West’s campaign: NEW VOTE COUNT DISCREPANCIES CAST FURTHER DOUBT ON ACCURACY OF ELECTION RESULTS Stuart, FL – West for Congress today sent a letter to Florida Secretary of State, Ken Detzner, detailing vote count discrepancies uncovered during a review of public records released today from the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections office. Specifically, while the campaign has not yet been provided access to the poll book information for votes cast on Election Day, an examination of the early and absentee ballot information raises significant questions relating to...
  • Scott Walker will not implement state 0-care exchange!

    11/15/2012 4:06:45 PM PST · by grumpygresh · 96 replies
    Newstalk 1130, Milwaukee ^ | 11/15/12 | Mark Belling
    Good news! I just heard on Newstalk 1130 AM in Milwaukee that Scott Walker would announce on Friday that WI would not implement the state exchange. I also heard that a group of GOP governors would do likewise and make a group announcement tomorrow!
  • New broader Russian treason law alarms Putin critics

    11/15/2012 4:03:41 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | Nastassia Astrasheuskaya and Steve Gutterman
    * Law extending definition of treason goes into force * Critics say it can be used to stifle dissent * FSB says law needed to deal with foreign intelligence Moscow, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Russia enacted a new treason law on Wednesday, alarming opponents of President Vladimir Putin who fear he will use it to silence critics and - in a reminder of the Soviet past - put at risk almost anyone who associates with foreigners. The law broadens the definition of treason to allow Russians representing international organisations to face the charge, as well as citizens working for foreign...
  • Kelley Twins Had Picture Taken With Rubio

    The twin sisters involved in the David Petraeus scandal crashed one of Sen. Marco Rubio's campaign fundraisers in 2010, the host of the fundraiser said. The twins, Jill Kelley and Natalie Khawam, came to the party uninvited, took their photo with Rubio and quickly left without donating money to his Senate campaign, said Angelette Aviles, of Tampa
  • Intel officials struggle to explain Libya talking points, pressure on Petraeus to clear the air

    11/15/2012 4:01:55 PM PST · by forty_years · 10 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11/15/2012 | Staff
    Top intelligence officials struggled to explain to lawmakers Thursday why their initial talking points after the Libya attack minimized the role of militant groups, putting pressure on former CIA Director David Petraeus to set the record straight in another round of closed-door hearings Friday. Lawmakers on the House and Senate intelligence committees heard testimony Thursday in private meetings with Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Acting CIA Director Mike Morell. But Fox News was told there were heated exchanges on the House side, particularly over the talking points that administration officials relied on in the days after the Sept....
  • Gold & the Dollar are Less Correlated than Everyone Thinks

    11/15/2012 4:01:51 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 7 replies
    PeakProsperity.com ^ | Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 10:03 AM | by Charles Hugh Smith
    Whenever I make the case for a stronger U.S. dollar (USD), the feedback can be sorted into three basic reasons why the dollar will continue declining in value: The USD may gain relative to other currencies, but since all fiat currencies are declining against gold, it doesn’t mean that the USD is actually gaining value; in fact, all paper money is losing value. When the global financial system finally crashes, won’t that include the dollar? The Federal Reserve is “printing” (creating) money, and that will continue eroding the purchasing power of the USD. Lowering interest rates to zero has dropped...
  • Train/18-wheeler flatbed truck Wreck involves Hunt For Heroes military personnel in Midland, Texas

    11/15/2012 3:55:38 PM PST · by LUV W · 60 replies
    CBS 7 has just learned that at least 20 people have been transported and Midland Memorial has gone Code 1 meaning all emergency hospital personal must report to the hospital UPDATE 5:12 ***Eyewitnesses tell CBS7 the trailer was carrying the veterans ****
  • War Babies: Time to Fight

    11/15/2012 3:55:04 PM PST · by Bravada · 2 replies
    Original | 11/15/2012 | Sunnie Bell
    Cleaning out papers, I found this that I had written and distributed without effect during the Clinton years. It was a 'back to the future' moment re-reading it today. "A group of people are bonded by a love of this country, gratitude and respect for those who have served to protect it, and concern for its future. Many of us were silent during the 1960's when revolution overtook America. We basked in freedoms bought by strangers, neighbors, and loved ones. We are the WAR BABIES. Born and raised in an atmosphere of trust that powers-that-be more or less kept everybody's...
  • PHOTO: Hamas missile launch pad next to mosque, playground. Civilian factories, gas station also

    11/15/2012 3:54:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    wnd ^ | 11/15/12 | Aaron Klien
    TEL AVIV – A missile launch site in the Gaza Strip was set up by Hamas just half a block from a mosque and children’s playground, according to aerial photographs provided to KleinOnline by the Israel Defense Forces today. Israel yesterday struck the site in question – a Fajr-5 missile launch pad established in the heavily populated Zeitoun district of Gaza to fire long range rockets into the Jewish state. The photograph of the launch site, posted above, shows a children’s playground and a mosque located about a half a block away as well as two civilian factories and a...
  • Banks told by Fed to test for 12% unemployment

    11/15/2012 3:47:54 PM PST · by Obadiah · 30 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11/15/2012 | Ronald D. Orol
    The Federal Reserve is asking 30 big banks to make sure their capital can withstand a deep recession in which the unemployment rate rises to 12%. The Fed, which first required big banks to conduct “stress tests” in 2009, laid out three scenarios lenders have to test against. The goal is to ensure that the firms have enough capital to continue operations during stressful economic times.
  • UPDATE: Comfirmed Fatal "Hunt for Heroes’ Parade Train Wreck

    UPDATE 5:12 ***Eyewitnesses tell CBS7 the trailer was carrying the veterans. CBS 7 has just learned that at least 20 people have been transported and Midland Memorial has gone Code 1 meaning all emergency hospital personal must report to the hospital. **** UPDATE 5:04 pm *** CBS 7 is now hearing reports that as many as 20 have been transported. We have confirmed reports that there are fatalities. Folk's we need some prayers here!
  • Citing high number of rural black voters, Maine GOP chair suspects "improprieties" at the polls

    11/15/2012 3:36:32 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 15, 2012 | By Lucy Madison
    Maine Republican Party chairman Charlie Webster is doubling down on his suggestion that there were "improprieties" at the Maine polls last week, insisting he received complaints from candidates in small towns across the state that "new people came to vote" and "I believe that that's questionable." Webster has been the source of some controversy after suggesting in an interview with WCSH-TV this week that "In some parts of rural Maine, there were dozens, dozens of black people who came in and voted on Election Day." "Everybody has a right to vote, but nobody in [these] towns knows anyone who's black,"...
  • Calif. Panel Rejects Quake Study

    11/15/2012 3:33:25 PM PST · by Calpublican · 11 replies
    weather.com ^ | 11/15/2012 | Associated Press Uncredited
    LOS ANGELES -- Citing harm to marine life, California coastal regulators on Wednesday soundly rejected a utility's plan to map offshore earthquake faults near a nuclear power plant by blasting loud air cannons. The unanimous vote by the California Coastal Commission came after an hours-long public hearing attended by environmentalists, fishermen and residents who were overwhelmingly opposed to the seismic testing. The proposed survey by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. involves firing sonic pulses into the ocean. Sensors on the seafloor would pick up the echoes to create 3-D maps of geologic faults that the utility said are needed to...
  • 1930s medicine pushes Europe back into double-dip recession

    11/15/2012 3:27:26 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | November 15, 2012 | By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The Dutch economy shrank by 1.1pc in the third quarter amid a deep housing slump, and even Austria has begun to succumb. Finland’s economy has shrunk by 1pc over the last year. “Recession comes as no surprise and it is going to get worse next year,” said Desmond Supple from Nomura. “Europe has imposed dusted-off policies from the 1930s and they are driving peripheral countries towards depression,” he said. “We are seeing a mix of pro-cyclical fiscal austerity, overly-tight monetary policy, and regulatory overkill under the Basel III bank rules that are forcing lenders to tighten credit. Europe is stuck...
  • Andrew Kohut: Misreading Election 2012

    11/15/2012 3:22:45 PM PST · by lbryce · 18 replies
    WSJ ^ | November 13, 2012 | Andrew Kohut
    Postelection talk of "lessons learned" is often exaggerated and misleading, and so it is in 2012. A week after President Obama won re-election, two themes are dominant. First, that Mr. Obama kept his job because key elements of his base—notably young people, African-Americans, Latinos and Asian-Americans—turned out for him. Second, that the growing size of these voting blocs represents a decisive challenge for the Republican Party. Both points are true, but most observers are overstating the gravity of the GOP's problem. In particular, they are paying too little attention to how weak a candidate Mitt Romney was, and how much...
  • FHA Nears Need for Taxpayer Funds (More Bailouts!)

    11/15/2012 3:22:32 PM PST · by mojito · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/15/2012 | Nick Timiraos
    The Federal Housing Administration is expected to report this week it could exhaust its reserves because of rising mortgage delinquencies, according to people familiar with the agency's finances, a development that could result in the agency needing to draw on taxpayer funding for the first time in its 78-year history. Such a report would likely set off a political fight over the government's role in housing, as it raises the prospect of billions of dollars being added to the U.S. government's effort to stabilize the hard-hit sector in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, which already includes $137 billion...
  • IMPORTANT!!! IF YOU ARE ACTIVE DUTY AND THINKING OF SIGNING A SECESSION PETITION READ THIS THREAD

    11/15/2012 3:18:31 PM PST · by Repeat Offender · 86 replies
    FR | 15 November 2012 | Repeat Offender
    Sorry for the vanity; especially the vanity in Breaking News; however, I thought this important enough that it should receive high visibility. I have reason to believe that some Staff Judge Advocates and Special Security Officers are looking into the secession petitions at whitehouse.gov From what I have heard if you are on Active Duty and sign a secession petition, you will be pursued as being in violation of your contract. SSOs are screening the lists too; you can potentially say goodbye to your security clearance. Don't do this to be a smart ass, funny, or cute. Understand the gravity...
  • ACLU sues to force elementary (school) libraries to display lesbian advocacy book

    11/15/2012 3:14:38 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 15, 2012 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    The ACLU believes kindergarten-age children deserve access to this book. FARMINGTON, UT, November 15, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The ACLU has filed a lawsuit to force a Utah school district to keep a lesbian advocacy book on elementary school library shelves. In the Davis School District in Utah, children as young as kindergarten age can check out a homosexual propaganda book called In My Mothers’ House, about three adopted kids and their lesbian “mothers,” if their parents sign a permission slip. The book was removed from shelves after another Windridge mother complained to school officials when her kindergartner brought it home....
  • Romney and McCain slam Obama

    11/15/2012 3:11:11 PM PST · by Arthurio · 16 replies
    November 15, 2012 Romney and McCain slam Obama As President Obama spent his first post-election press conference saying that he wanted to reach across the aisle to work with Republicans, he found himself debating two former GOP presidential contenders: Mitt Romney, who blamed his defeat in part on Obama’s “gifts” to supporters, and Sen. John McCain, who pledged to block a possible nomination of Susan Rice as secretary of state. NBC’s Chuck Todd reports.
  • Denmark: How one local decision created a national ‘War on Christmas’

    11/15/2012 3:09:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Copenhagen Post ^ | 11/15/2012 | Justin Cremer
    The Kokkedal housing association decided to forego a Christmas tree, leading to charges of racism and fears of a Muslim takeover. Christmas is typically such a festive time, but for one housing association in the Zealand town of Kokkedal, it has, thus far, been anything but. It all started when the association’s nine-person board, five of whom are Muslim, voted against having a Christmas tree this year. They apparently balked at the estimated 7,000 kroner of the tree, but had earlier had no qualms about spending some 60,000 kroner on a party celebrating the Muslim holiday of Eid. Nearly immediately...
  • Russia to Get Kalashnikov Arms Corp

    11/15/2012 3:09:00 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 8 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | November 11, 2012
    Mikhail KalashnikovThe creator of the Kalashnikov assault rifle agreed to let his name be used as a brand for a new arms corporation, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Sunday. The new group of companies will unite Izhmekh and Izhmash, two prominent state-owned enterprises in the republic of Udmurtia in Volga federal district. Mikhail Kalashnikov, who turned 93 on Saturday, personally authorized the use of his name for the new group, Rogozin, who oversees military equipment matters at the government, said on his Twitter. The Izhmash was manufacturing Kalashnikovs since the rifle first went into mass production...
  • Obama nominates black homosexual judge to ‘ensure that the judiciary resembles the nation’

    11/15/2012 3:08:54 PM PST · by NYer · 42 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 15, 2012 | BEN JOHNSON
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 15, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Wednesday, President Obama nominated seven judges, including a black homosexual, to the federal judiciary, saying their appointments “ensure that the judiciary resembles the nation it serves.” Obama appointed Judge William Thomas to the Southern District of Florida. Thomas has served on the Eleventh Judicial Circuit since 2005.  “Today’s announcement…reflects the president’s historic commitment to advancing a diverse judiciary that looks like America,” said Nancy Zirkin of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. “If confirmed, these nominees would bring more women, minorities, and openly gay judges to courts to better...
  • Santorum Organizing; Warren Buffet Supporting Hillary in 2016

    11/15/2012 2:47:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/15/2012 | Paul Stanley
    Inside sources close to Rick Santorum are saying the former Pennsylvania senator and 2012 GOP contender is already organizing for a run in 2016. On the other side of the aisle, investor Warren Buffett is already touting his choice to succeed President Obama in the White House. A leading evangelical leader who is close to Santorum and asked not to be identified, told The Christian Post on Wednesday that Santorum is "organizing and making all the necessary preparations" for another run in the 2016 Republican primary. "Rick's getting ready organized and is not going to be behind the eight-ball when...
  • Key Points on Health Insurance Exchanges (Tell your governor to just say no!)

    11/15/2012 2:45:29 PM PST · by inkling · 10 replies
    Goldwater Institute ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | Christina Sandefur
    As policymakers in Arizona decide whether or not to establish health insurance exchange, they should keep several key points in mind. The exchange will be Arizona-funded, not Arizona-run. The federal government will be in complete control of the exchange—from who can participate to what plans they can offer and prices they can charge. The federal legislation clearly states, “An Exchange may not establish rules that conflict with or prevent the application of regulations promulgated by the Secretary [of Health and Human Services].” The only part Arizona will play is picking up the tab. While we don’t know exactly how much...