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  • Was Obama briefed that Benghazi was a terror attack before Rice went on TV?

    11/17/2012 9:36:03 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 58 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | November 17, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    So says John Solomon at the Washington Guardian, citing sources within the intelligence community. Within 72 hours, the Presidential Daily Briefing made it clear, according to Solomon, that the attack did not arise from a spontaneous mob protesting a YouTube video, but instead resulted from a planned, coordinated attack by radical Islamist “extremists” with links to al-Qaeda:
  • Voters in Arizona's 2nd pick Barber over McSally

    11/17/2012 9:16:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    timesunion.com ^ | Nov 17, 2012 | Bob Christie
    Voters in Arizona's 2nd pick Barber over McSally BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press Updated 11:50 a.m., Saturday, November 17, 2012 PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Ron Barber has won a full term representing Arizona's 2nd Congressional District, squeaking out a win over Republican Martha McSally and giving Democrats a sweep of the state's three competitive races for U.S. House seats. Voters decisively picked Barber to fill out the remainder of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords term in a special election in June, but last week's election was for a full term and was so tight it took until Saturday before a winner was...
  • Former Bears coach Mike Ditka suffers 'very minor stroke'

    11/17/2012 9:14:41 AM PST · by sean327 · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 16, 2012 | Dan Pompei
    Former Bears coach and Hall of Fame tight end Mike Ditka was hospitalized Friday after suffering what he said doctors told him was a "very minor stroke." Contacted Friday evening, Ditka said, "I feel good right now and it's not a big deal." Ditka was at a suburban country club playing cards Friday when he noticed his hands "weren't working quite right," and then he had a problem speaking.
  • GOP Date With Demographic Destiny By Government Design

    11/17/2012 9:10:25 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11/16/2012 | Mark Steyn
    GOP Date With Demographic Destiny By Government Design By MARK STEYN Posted 11/16/2012 06:45 PM ET To an immigrant such as myself (not the undocumented kind, but documented up to the hilt, alas), one of the most striking features of election night analysis was the lightly worn racial obsession. On Fox News, Democrat Kirsten Powers argued that Republicans needed to deal with the reality that America is becoming what she called a "brown country." Her fellow Democrat Bob Beckel observed on several occasions that if the share of the "white vote" was held down below 73% Romney would lose. In...
  • Should Allen West Be Worried? (History of Gertrude Walker)

    11/17/2012 9:08:56 AM PST · by TruthWillWin · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11-16-2012 | Charles C Johnson
    Rep. Allen West’s campaign has singled out a controversial St. Lucie County elections supervisor for special condemnation in one of the closest congressional races in the country. West’s campaign has pointed to a number of irregularities coming from the office of Gertrude Walker. But while the focus is on current irregularities, The Blaze has discovered her past is even more intriguing......
  • White House says did not heavily edit talking points on Benghazi

    11/17/2012 9:03:22 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 71 replies
    White House says did not heavily edit talking points on Benghazi ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE | Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:25am EST (Reuters) - The White House did not heavily alter talking points about the attacks on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya, an official said on Saturday. "If there were adjustments made to them within the intelligence community, that's common, and that's something they would have done themselves," Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser, told reporters. "The only edit ... made by the White House was the factual edit as to how to refer to the facility." After a...
  • A PICTURE YOU WILL NEVER SEE…on BBC or CNN

    11/17/2012 8:54:21 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Powerline ^ | November 16,2012 | SCOTT JOHNSON
    A PICTURE YOU WILL NEVER SEE… …on BBC or CNN. Found on Twitter’s #Gaza hashtag, the photo below of “Isareli soldiers helping Palestinian kids escape the rockets from Gaza.” Found on the IDF Twitter feed, the video below depicts life in southern Israel under fire of the rockets that have rained down from Gaza: “Over the past 12 years, the residents of southern Israel have suffered over 12,000 rockets fired at them from the Gaza Strip. This is what their life has looked like over the years.” I think it’s safe to say you won’t be seeing this brief video...
  • B'klyn boutique owner shot dead in what could be latest address-based killing

    11/17/2012 8:50:55 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 17, 2012 | LARRY CELONA and WILSON DIZARD
    A Great Neck man was shot dead inside of his Brooklyn boutique last night — and cops matched the ballistics to a pair of murders this summer that sources believe were based on numbers in the business address, sources said. Vahidipour Rahmatollah, 78, was pronounced dead after cops discovered him in the back of She She Boutique on Flatbush Avenue after being shot in the head three times with a .22-caliber gun, as well as once in the torso, sources said.
  • King: Petraeus Said CIA's Talking Points Were Edited to Play Down Terrorism

    11/17/2012 8:48:55 AM PST · by yoe · 24 replies
    MRCTV ^ | November 16, 2012 | Ian Hanchett
    Video:Representative Peter King stated that former CIA Director David Petraeus stated that he knew the Benghazi attack was terrorism and that the talking points given to Ambassador Susan Rice were different from the ones prepared by the CIA. Petraeus stated Rice's talking points were edited to demphasized the possibility of terrorism.
  • CNBC Exec’s Children Murdered; 1 Day After CNBC Reports $43 Trillion Bankster Lawsuit

    11/17/2012 8:43:05 AM PST · by Renfield · 83 replies
    Intelhub ^ | 10-27-2012 | JG Vibes
    This week financial news organization CNBC gave some mainstream attention to the largest money laundering and racketeering lawsuit in United States History, in which “Banksters” and their U.S. racketeering partners are being accused of laundering of 43 trillion dollars worth of ill gotten gains.The lawsuit is said to involve officials located in the highest offices of government and the financial sector.Since this information was surprisingly revealed by the mainstream news organization there has been a very suspicious and deadly fallout at the CNBC headquarters.Within hours the original page for the article was taken down, and CNBC senior vice president Kevin...
  • Moses and Elijaih - Islam's Greatest Friend in the Day of the Lord!

    11/17/2012 8:36:46 AM PST · by kindred · 20 replies
    The Ignornant Fishermen.com ^ | November 17, 2012 | DJP I.F.
    During the time of the seven year tribulation period the godless gentile world will be seeking the complete annihilation and destruction of the Jews, the nation of Israel and Almighty God's Two Witnesses and messengers (Zech. 14:2, Dan. 9:27, Rev. 11:3-6, 12:6-17; 13:7 17:14). It will be also during the first half of the "seven year tribulation" (after the Rapture) that countless Muslims from Egypt, Libya, Turkey, Syria, Gaza, Lebanon, Jordon, Iraq, Iran etc. will come to a SAVING KNOWLEDGE of the Messiah of Israel by the preaching and teaching of the Two Witnesses of Israel (i.e., MOSES and ELIJAH)....
  • Winning the Defense Spending Debate

    11/17/2012 8:29:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    With no time to recover from a thorough election day whooping, Republicans in a lame duck Congress are facing an even worse budgetary nightmare than last year. And they only have two months to negotiate a solution with President Obama. Last time, as the Chair the Balanced Budget Amendment campaign, fellow conservatives and I were urging Republicans to tie the unavoidable increase in the debt ceiling to a balanced budget amendment. Because it also prohibited tax increases, the amendment would have required balance to be achieved through necessary cuts throughout the federal government. But in the end, politicians did what...
  • Lame Black Christian Cop-Out

    11/17/2012 8:25:21 AM PST · by Lloyd Marcus · 54 replies
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 11-18-2012 | Lloyd Marcus
    A black Christian Obama voter called me after the election. For years, I have informed him of Obama's attacks on Christianity and anti-Christian agenda. He praised Romney for saying in his concession speech that we need to pray for our president. Then he added, “I prayed that God will bind everything in Obama that is not like Him.” Folks I politely, but quickly, ended our conversation. I was sickened by my friend's weak attempt to cover his sell-out to skin-color under a shroud of Christian principles. This guy had the audacity to quote Bible scripture about how Christians are commanded...
  • How Free Speech Died on Campus

    11/17/2012 8:22:25 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 7 replies
    At Yale University, you can be prevented from putting an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote on your T-shirt. At Tufts, you can be censured for quoting certain passages from the Quran. Welcome to the most authoritarian institution in America: the modern university—"a bizarre, parallel dimension," as Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, calls it.
  • What Ron Paul Gets Wrong

    11/17/2012 8:17:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Congressman Ron Paul has just delivered his valedictory address in the House of Representatives. And he has told TV interviewers that the American Revolution was a wonderful example of secession. He's a much better OB/GYN, I'm sure, than he is a student of America's history. He could be cited for political malpractice. If the Founding Fathers and the Patriots who fought and won the Revolution were seceding, why is it that none of them ever called it secession? They certainly had the word back then. They invoked the well-known right of revolution. They had read their John Locke and their...
  • 'I'm not driving the gay bus!' Passengers left stranded in row over gay rights ad

    11/17/2012 8:01:52 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mirror ^ | November 17, 2012 | Lucy Thornton
    A bus driver refused to move his vehicle because it had a gay rights poster on its side. He left travellers stranded for 20 minutes as he argued furiously with colleagues and passengers.
  • Twinkie Tribute

    11/17/2012 7:57:46 AM PST · by Alex Baker · 20 replies
    RealityBatsLast ^ | November 16, 2012 | Jess Jones
    I hope you all have a moment for a laugh - and a cry. This article is funny and at the same time very sad as an indicator of the future of business as unions and taxes prepare to run wild. The post is an exerpt - but you must look at the three videos posted at "Reality" in tribute to the lost 18,000 jobs in america... Our perception of the insidious slide from freedom to tyranny powered by a democratic system which ignores constitutional limits can best be described as that of a slowly boiling frog. It is important...
  • 5 Signs Of Societal Degeneration In America

    11/17/2012 7:55:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2012 | John Hawkins
    It's true that the "good old days" weren't always good, but we should also remember that our belief that we're completely superior to previous generations of Americans doesn't even remotely square with reality. It's fine to pat ourselves on the back for being wealthier, more educated and considerably less racist than we used to be, but we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that those less educated, backward people in their antiquated clothes were head and shoulders better than we are in a myriad of other ways. We should remember that the real problem isn't having a problem; it's having...
  • Red Flag Over the Atlantic China angling...a U.S. airbase in the Azores

    11/17/2012 7:55:17 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 32 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 5, 2012 | Gordon G. Chang
    On June 27, a plane carrying Wen Jiabao made a “technical” stop on the island of Terceira, in the Azores... the Chinese premier spent four hours touring the remote Portuguese outpost in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Wen’s Terceira walkabout, which followed a four-nation visit to South America, largely escaped notice at the time, but alarm bells should have immediately gone off in Washington and in European capitals... Terceira, however, has one big attraction for Beijing: Air Base No. 4. Better known as Lajes Field, the facility where Premier Wen’s 747 landed in June is jointly operated by the...
  • 'Amnesty again' Wrong Answer for GOP in 2016

    11/17/2012 7:53:56 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 9 replies
    http://rightmarch.om ^ | November 14, 2012 | D.A. King
    Evidence available on Hispanic public opinion from an election eve ImpreMedia/Media Decisions (slogan: “Everything Latino politics”) poll makes clear that Hispanics are a fairly liberal voting group. Just 12 percent supported a cuts-only approach to deficit reduction. Only 25 percent want to repeal Obamacare. Only 31 percent said they’d be more likely to vote for a Republican who supports the DREAM Act. Memo to the GOP: Hispanics do not reward Republicans with majority support on amnesty.
  • The Twinkie, a Suicide (Unionside)

    11/17/2012 7:49:01 AM PST · by yoe · 47 replies
    WSJ ^ | November 16, 2012 | Editor
    Perhaps it says something about America—though we're not sure what—that iconic junk foods like Twinkies, Devil Dogs, Ho Hos snack cakes and Wonder bread have endured since the 1930s despite changing consumer health and eating habits. It does say something about institutions that can't—or refuse to—adapt to new economic times that the company behind those products has chosen to go out of business overnight. Hostess's owners have decided to liquidate rather than ride out a nationwide strike by one of the largest of its dozen unions, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union. [snip] Union work rules...
  • West-Murphy race hangs in balance as St. Lucie County prepares to retabulate all early votes

    11/17/2012 7:45:01 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 64 replies
    WPTV NewsChannel5 ^ | 11-17-2012 | Alex Sanz
    November 17, 2012 West-Murphy race hangs in balance as St. Lucie County prepares to retabulate all early votes By: Alex Sanz FORT PIERCE, Fla. - About 100 people milled around Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker's office Saturday morning while workers set up batteries of machines to recount eight days of early voting ballots that could effect the tight District 18 congressional race between Patrick Murphy and Allen West. As of 9:40 a.m. on Saturday, the recount had not begun. Five Sheriff's patrol cars were parked at the entrance to the building on Okeechobee Road, where security was tight. Saturday morning,...
  • Vanity: 2012 Revisited - Landowners vs. City Dwellers

    11/17/2012 7:41:01 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    if you remember the election mapping, blues states weren't really all that blue. It was primarily a small area in that state, or even 1-2 counties that are so highly populated that it swung the whole state blue. 50 of the highest populated counties house about 100 million people...1 out of 3 Americans live in 50 counties.
  • Islamic Jihad texts IDF officers: Gaza will be your grave

    11/17/2012 7:26:06 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 25 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/17/2012 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    The Islamic Jihad terrorist organization's military wing on Saturday sent 5,000 text messages to IDF soldiers and officers, warning them against launching a ground operation in the Gaza Strip. "We will turn Gaza into your cemetery, and burn Tel Aviv - Al-Quds Brigades," the message stated.
  • The Smartest Investment Of The Decade (The Era Of Cheap Food Is Over)

    11/17/2012 7:24:39 AM PST · by blam · 15 replies
    Sovereign Man ^ | 11-17-2012 | Simon Black
    The Smartest Investment Of The Decade by Simon Blackon November 12, 2012 Here’s something crazy to think about. Roughly 200,000 people were born today. That’s net world population growth, births minus deaths. Each one of them constitutes a new mouth to feed. And when they come of age, those 200,000 people will consume, conservatively, about 1,250 Calories per day. Collectively, that’s 91.25 billion Calories per year for the entire 200,000 people that were born today. Where will they get that food from? Consider that a cup of rice contains about 300 Calories. An average annual rice harvest yields about 150...
  • Home Front Command: Prepare for 7 weeks of fighting

    11/17/2012 7:22:04 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 21 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 11/17/2012 | Yoav Zitun
    Home Front Command asks local authorities to prepare for seven-week fighting period: In discussions held between Home Front Command Chief Major-General Eyal Eisenberg, regional commanders and heads of local authorities in the center and in the south, authorities have been instructed to prepare for a seven-week period of combat as part of Operation Pillar of Defense and to prepare emergency supplies, accordingly. Some supplies were prepared in advance. The Home Front Command estimates that terror organizations in the Gaza Strip are still capable of launching long-range rockets, even further than a 75-kilometer range. The Home Front Command sharpened instructions for...
  • Rockets? What Hamas Rockets?

    11/17/2012 7:21:29 AM PST · by CaptainKrunch · 10 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | November 17, 2012 | STEVE EMERSON
    Violence between Israeli Defense Forces and Palestinian terrorist organizations in Gaza this week is prompting the usual outcry from Islamist groups in America and abroad.Rallies are planned in major cities throughout the United States Friday. Twitter feeds teemed with righteous outrage at what Islamists describe as Israeli aggression. Tunisia's ruling Ennahda Party issued a statement praising "the heroic Palestinian people and their steadfast struggle for their legitimate rights and continuous readiness to sacrifice all for that end." It also "strongly condemns the continuous Zionist savage crimes committed against our brothers and sisters in Gaza and throughout Palestine."Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood...
  • Rancho Palos Verdes Man Jailed In Oakland For Trying To Board Plane With Odd-Looking Watch

    11/17/2012 7:17:28 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | November 16, 2012 9:33 PM | Juan Fernandez
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Rancho Palos Verdes man is under arrest this evening for allegedly trying to board a plane in Oakland with materials that could be used to make a bomb. Geoff McGann is accused of making his way through security wearing an odd-looking watch that alerted TSA. As described, the watch sounded more like a detonator than a timepiece. J.D. Nelson of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department, said McGann’s watch “had a toggle switch, a series of fuses, a series of wires protruding from it, a circuit board and the watch itself was on incorrect time.” Juan...
  • In Four More Years We'll Be Detroit

    11/17/2012 7:05:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2012 | John Ransom
    From one moment to the next the city of Detroit doesn’t know where its next bailout is coming from. Chronically unable to pay its bills, the city looks to the state for cash gifts to stave off default. Operating under the terms of a consent agreement hammered out with the state, Detroit faces fiscal uncertainty largely because it has failed to get adequate concessions from public employee unions that are unsustainable. And those concessions that they have wrested from unions, politicians in Detroit have been unwilling to enforce.      One prominent Detroit attorney, however, is facing the future of the...
  • Old Soviet jokes become the new American reality

    11/17/2012 7:02:47 AM PST · by Moseley · 23 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | November 12, 2012 | Oleg Atbashian
    The six contradictions of socialism in the United States of America: •America is capitalist and greedy – yet half of the population is subsidized. •Half of the population is subsidized – yet they think they are victims. •They think they are victims – yet their representatives run the government. •Their representatives run the government – yet the poor keep getting poorer. •The poor keep getting poorer – yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about. •They have things that people in other countries only dream about – yet they want America to be more like those...
  • Man with strange watch arrested at Calif. airport, charged with having bomb-making materials

    11/17/2012 7:00:43 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 115 replies
    A Southern California man was arrested at Oakland International Airport after security officers found him wearing an unusual watch they said could be used to make a timing device for a bomb, authorities said Friday.
  • Jill Kelley's world: White House visits, meals with generals, and name-dropping emails

    11/17/2012 6:57:23 AM PST · by RummyChick · 68 replies
    tampa bay times ^ | 11/17 | levesque & leary
    TAMPA — Her business card is utterly ordinary. No big titles. No hint of connections with the military and political elite. It lists her address, her phone number and her name in elegant script: "Honorable Jill G. Kelley." But the outsized portrait of herself that Kelley presents to the world will fit on no card. It's seen in her emails to Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and others. She drops names. She mentions lunch at the White House in a casual aside, one of three visits she has made there in the last six weeks. The top U.S. general in Afghanistan...
  • Are We Puritans?

    11/17/2012 6:54:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it is time to talk about Puritans -- but not the crew who fled England for the New World and established the Massachusetts Bay Colony back in the 17th century. No, let's talk about the modern Puritans: we the American people. The United States is considered a puritanical society by many Western nations. For example, they can't believe we hassle public servants like Gen. David Petraeus because he had a mistress. In France, if a powerful man doesn't have a mistress, he's considered a wimp. In Italy, they elected Silvio Berlusconi, who allegedly puts together old-fashioned...
  • NLRB to Force Businesses to Give Employee Information to Unions

    11/17/2012 6:45:50 AM PST · by iowamark · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 15 Nov 2012 | Tony Lee
    President Barack Obama's National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is considering a rule that would force private businesses to turn over their workers' personal information -- such as phone numbers, email addresses, and work schedules -- to union organizers. While this rule would be intended to make it easier for union bosses to organize workers at businesses that do not have a union presence, it would also have the unintended effect of making workers vulnerable to harassment. The Heritage Foundation’s James Sherk argued this will allow union organizers to bother workers even after the worker tells an organizer "no" by bombarding...
  • Paul Soglin: Close loophole that caters to criminals (barf alert)

    11/17/2012 6:43:15 AM PST · by rellimpank · 11 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 17 nov 2012 | PAUL SOGLIN
    Simple and common sense fixes to Wisconsin’s gun laws could have prevented the recent tragic Brookfield shootings. Federal law barred the shooter, Radcliffe Haughton, from buying or possessing a firearm after his wife obtained a domestic violence restraining order against him. If Haughton had gone to any one of the state’s many licensed gun stores, which are required to run background checks on gun purchasers, he would have failed the check and walked out of the store empty-handed. Unfortunately, in Wisconsin, criminals such as Radcliffe Haughton know that private dealers can sell guns with no paperwork and no questions asked....
  • IRS Sued for Lax Response to Church Politicking

    11/17/2012 6:37:21 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 38 replies
    CBNNews.com ^ | Friday, November 16, 2012 | CBNNews.com
    The Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service over its lax response to church politicking. The group argues that the tax agency is violating the Constitution by allowing tax-exempt churches and religious organizations to get involved in political campaigns. The suit points to several examples, including a full page newspaper ad by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The ad, which showed a photo of Rev. Billy Graham, urged Americans to vote along biblical principles. The 94-year-old evangelist also met with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in October and promised to do all he...
  • Petraeus Knew Benghazi Was Terrorism - Blackmailed To Lie?

    11/17/2012 6:34:03 AM PST · by raptor22 · 45 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 17, 2012 | Staff
    Scandal: David Petraeus' admission that he knew almost immediately that Benghazi was a terrorist attack raises anew our question: Was he coerced into telling lawmakers Sept. 14 that it was caused by a video? The tangled web that is Benghazi-gate got more tangled Friday when, according to Rep. Peter King, David Petraeus testified in a closed-door hearing that his agency determined immediately after the Sept. 11 Libya attack that "al-Qaida involvement" was suspected — but that the line was taken out in the final version circulated to and by administration officials. "No one knows yet exactly who came up with...
  • Analyst Kirsten Powers Blasts Obama’s ‘Silly, Sexist’ Defense Of Ambassador Susan Rice

    11/17/2012 6:30:38 AM PST · by chessplayer · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 15th, 2012 | Andrew Kirell |
    Fox News self-described liberal political analyst Kirsten Powers tore into President Barack Obama‘s full-throated defense of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice over her response to the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Unlike the conservative critics who take issue with Obama’s defense for obvious reason, Powers was offended by it because of what she believes was a “sexist” tone. In her Fox News column, Powers described the president’s performance as “bizarrely” casting Rice “as some delicate flower the boys should stop picking on” for her post-Benghazi comments. “There is no damsel in distress and Obama’s paternalistic bravado in defense...
  • Marine awarded Bronze Star Medal for actions during special operations missions

    11/17/2012 6:27:55 AM PST · by LSUfan · 14 replies
    MARFORRES ^ | 16 Nov 12 | SGT Ray Lewis
    The enemy had the hostages. Taliban forces had overtaken observation post Bari Ali and captured coalition troops. Then-Army Staff Sgt. Cody J. Carroll was part of an elite group of special operations forces called in to execute the rescue. Carroll was a sniper by trade, so when he and his observer were dropped in, they immediately went to work. Within an hour of establishing a position, Carroll located the insurgent leader responsible for the attack on Bari Ali. He peered through his scope at the figure more than 750 yards away, and pulled the trigger. The bullet travelled the length...
  • Gun Store Owner to Obama Voters: You Are Not Welcome

    11/17/2012 6:12:25 AM PST · by servo1969 · 95 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11-17-2012 | Jim Hoft
    An Arizona gun store owner said he will not sell weapons to customers who voted for Obama. They’re too stupid.Not WelcomeTodd Starnes reported, via FOX Nation: The owner of an Arizona gun store said he will not sell weapons to customers who voted for President Obama because “you have proven that you are not responsible enough to own a firearm.”Cope Reynolds, owner of the Southwest Shooting Authority in Pinetop, Ariz., posted the new store policy in a newspaper advertisement — as well as on a sign posted on the front door.“If you voted for Barack Obama your business is not...
  • Medical giant Stryker cuts 1,170 jobs, citing ObamaCare

    11/17/2012 6:09:16 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 40 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Medical supply giant Stryker is the latest company to announce job cuts in anticipation of coming costs associated with ObamaCare, even though the man who inherited a fortune from the company's founder is a fan. The company will cut 1,170 jobs, or five percent of its worldwide workforce, despite the fact that the founder's grandson was one of the largest contributors to President Obama’s re-election campaign. Medical tech scion Jon Stryker, whose net worth is currently estimated at $1.2 billion, contributed $2 million to the Priorities USA Action super PAC and has given $66,000 in contributions to Obama and the...
  • Michigan Affirmative-Action Ruling A Short-Lived Fight Against The Tide [Good News]

    11/17/2012 6:08:04 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 16, 2012 | Daniel Fisher
    The federal appeals court decision striking down a statewide referendum banning affirmative action in Michigan universities likely represents the last gasp of a dying legal theory: That minority groups are entitled not just to equal protection under the laws, but special measures designed to correct past discrimination. ... the majority on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati resorted to an extreme interpretation of two U.S. Supreme Court cases that themselves are showing signs of wear. The decision by the full 15-member panel drew strong dissents from judges... The majority’s holding may soon become moot, anyway. The U.S. Supreme...
  • Van Nuys man walking his dog shoots at would-be robbers, say police(CA)

    11/17/2012 6:04:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    dailynews.com ^ | 16 November, 2012 | NA
    VAN NUYS - A man confronted by two would-be masked robbers while he walked his dog in Van NuysThursday night fired shots at the suspects, who ran off, police said. | » POLICE NEWS The victim said he was walking his dog near his home in the 6700 block of Noble Avenue, near Vanowen Street, around 9:15 p.m. when he was confronted outside his house by two men wearing ski masks, said Lt. Abel Parga of the Van Nuys Station. It was unclear if the man was already armed at the time or somehow armed himself after being confronted, but...
  • Chester's General [who accompanied Lincoln to Gettysburg as a young USMC officer]

    11/17/2012 5:56:39 AM PST · by foreverfree · 5 replies
    Delaware County (PA) Daily Times ^ | 11/11/2012 | Jeff Wolfe
    Henry Clay Cochrane traveled thousands of miles around the world as a Marine in the mid- to late 1800s. But it was probably one of his shortest military journeys early in his career that made him famous. The Chester native earned the title of brigadier general after his Marine career ended. But his big moment in history came just as that career was starting. Cochrane was just 21 when he was one of 13 men selected to ride on a train from Washington, D.C., to Gettysburg with President Abraham Lincoln in November 1863. Cochrane was on hand when Lincoln delivered...
  • Homeowner protects himself during attempted robbery (KY)

    11/17/2012 5:44:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    wkyt.com ^ | 16 November, 2012 | Jordan Vilines
    One Magoffin County man could face burglary charges after police say he stole from someone's home and then allegedly fired a gun at the homeowner. The Magoffin County Sheriff says Douglas Caldwell broke into Harlan Rowe's home in Salyersville on Thursday night and tried to steal several different things. Shelia Balesdrieri, who also lives in Rowe’s home, says things turned violent when the suspect started running away. Balesdrieri says the suspect got halfway down the gravel travel when he started firing a gun in their direction. But Harlan Rowe was also armed. “Harlan ran in the house and got his...
  • Catholic nun stands trial over 63 counts of physical and sexual abuse of children Catholic nun stand

    11/17/2012 5:36:23 AM PST · by Renfield · 41 replies
    Irish Central ^ | 11-15-2012 | Cathy Hayes
    A Catholic nun has been charged with the “systematic” abuse of seven schoolgirls in the 1970s. Sister Mary Teresa Grogan has denied the 63 counts of indecent assault put to her. It is alleged that these crimes took place while she was teaching in a primary school (middle school) in the midlands of Ireland from 1973 to 1977. All of her victims were the same age, in third class, approximately nine-years-old. One complainant told the court that the nun would call her to her desk and put her hand inside her underwear. The lawyer for the prosecution, Aileen Donnelly SC,...
  • What should a woman do when a man exposes himself?(WA)

    11/17/2012 5:33:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 60 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 16 | Dave Workman
    You’re a mom on an evening walk with your 6-year-old son and you are suddenly approached “aggressively” by a man who exposes himself and then suggests that you stand there and watch what’s next, so what do you do? In Longview, a Clark County community near Vancouver along the I-5 corridor, you reach into your pocket, pull out your Ruger .380 ACP semiautomatic, and tell the fellow rather bluntly, “You need to leave or I’ll shoot you. I’m going to blow your brains out.” The fellow left, with the woman’s Norwegian Behund Hound hot on his heels. According to the...
  • St. Paul woman, 3 others charged in Social Security fraud (SSA employee)

    11/17/2012 5:24:24 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    PIONEER PRESS ^ | 11-17-12 | John Welbes
    Four Twin Cities residents -- including a Social Security Administration employee in St. Paul -- have been indicted in a scheme that generated real Social Security cards with fake identities. The conspiracy's start date was unknown, but it went back to at least May 2001 and ended in 2010, the indictment claimed. Dianne Josephine Chess, 49, of St. Paul, was a service representative for the SSA whose responsibilities included inputting data provided by applicants seeking a number and a card.
  • County board grants Rep. Allen West’s recount request

    11/17/2012 5:12:04 AM PST · by mgist · 40 replies
    Wa Po ^ | 11/16/12 | Alan Blake
    County board grants Rep. Allen West’s recount request The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board has ordered a recount of all early votes in that county, beginning Saturday morning. The ruling is a victory for West, but overcoming his current 1,900-vote deficit will still be difficult. A Florida judge on Friday denied Rep. Allen West’s (R-Fla.) request to recount early votes in St. Lucie County, dealing another setback to the congressman’s effort to overcome an apparent defeat in last Tuesday’s election. West had requested the recounting of 37,000 ballots from early voting, suggesting that they may have been miscounted. The judge...
  • Total Recall (Hollyweird movie capture)

    11/17/2012 5:07:16 AM PST · by Bikkuri · 20 replies
    Bikkuri | Bikkuri
    Not really worthy of making a thread for... but I captured something 'interesting' on a newer movie released from Hollywood..