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  • Murder Rates Have Climbed So High In Săo Paulo That Residents Fear Being Out After Dark

    11/17/2012 12:00:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/17/2012 | The Economist
    BETWEEN 1999 and 2011 Săo Paulo's murder rate fell by almost three-quarters, turning what had been one of Brazil's most dangerous states into one of its safest. Now the violence is rising again. In the past two months more than 300 people have died in the state capital in an undeclared war between police and the Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC), a drugs gang, twice the tally for the same period last year. More than 90 police officers have been slain since January; the total for 2011 was 56. This year looks certain to close with the state murder rate...
  • Hey GOP, take the Palin cure

    11/17/2012 11:59:23 AM PST · by Bratch · 147 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 18, 2012 | Charlotte Allen
    The Republican Party has been doing a lot of hand-wringing and finger-pointing since the presidential election. Half the conservative columnists and bloggers say the GOP lost because it overemphasized social issues such as abortion and gay marriage. The other half says the party didn't emphasize them enough. And everyone denounces Project ORCA, the campaign's attempt to turn out voters via technology. But I've got a suggestion for cutting short the GOP angst: Sarah Palin for president in 2016. You think I'm joking? Think again.
  • Benghazi Betrayal May be a Cover-Up of American Weapons in Hands of Terrorists

    11/17/2012 11:58:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2012 | Rachel Alexander
    In a scandal looking more and more like Fast and Furious, information is coming out revealing what may be the real reason why the Obama administration refused to provide military support to save Americans in Benghazi. Obama was terrified the public would find out that American weapons had been given to Libyan terrorists, who then used them against Americans in the attack. Glenn Beck reported that Glen Doherty, the former Navy Seal who was killed alongside Ambassador Christopher Stevens, told ABC News that he was looking for weapons in Libya. Middle East expert Barry Rubin has said U.S. intelligence confirms...
  • In 6 Weeks, A New Dividend Tax Will Smack Rich People Upside The Head

    11/17/2012 11:54:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/17/2012 | Henry Blodget
    Unless Congress intervenes, taxes are set to rise significantly on January 1st, when we hit the "fiscal cliff." Most of the focus of this tax increase has been on income taxes. Income taxes for incomes over ~$388,351, for example, are set to revert back to the Clinton-era 39.6% from the current 35%. That's a relatively modest increase, and a 39.6% tax for the top bracket is still historically low. Capital gains taxes are also set to rise, from 15% to 20%. That's a bigger percentage increase, but the resulting capital-gains rate will still be historically low. Screams about how these...
  • Wall Street Journal: Hillary’s on the hot seat, not Susan Rice

    11/17/2012 11:50:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/17/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Actually, both Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice have a lot of questions to answer, but the Wall Street Journal is correct — the buck on the failures that led to Benghazi stop at Clinton's desk, if not Barack Obama's. Rice has to be held accountable for fronting a false narrative and explaining who told her to do so, but that's less important than getting answers as to why and how the US could have left the Benghazi consulate and diplomatic personnel in Libya at such risk, especially after a string of attacks and overwhelming intelligence pointed to the dangers in...
  • BREAKING: The president knew the truth about Benghazi

    11/17/2012 11:45:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 209 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 11/16/2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    In a blockbuster report, John Solomon, the former Associated Press and Post reporter, has ferreted out the president's daily brief that informed him within 72 hours of the Sept. 11 attack that the Benghazi attack was a jihadist operation.Citing officials directly familiar with the information, Solomon writes in the Washington Guardian that Obama and other administration officials were told that "that the attack was likely carried out by local militia and other armed extremists sympathetic to al-Qaida in the region."He adds: The details from the CIA and Pentagon assessments of the killing of Ambassador Chris [Stevens] were far more...
  • Tribal America (Our sudden political obsession with Hispanics)

    11/17/2012 11:39:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/17/2012 | Mark Steyn
    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 the end, it was 72% and he did. Beckel’s assertion — that if you knew the ethnic...
  • Federal investigators lying through their teeth in the Petraeus probe

    11/17/2012 11:34:06 AM PST · by Renfield · 13 replies
    Nomorefakenews.com ^ | 11-16-2012 | Jon Rappaport
    The punchline of this story is an unconstitutional US imperial war machine, dedicated to empire, contributing to a Globalist planet by destabilizing and causing massive chaos in the Middle East and Africa. In this criminal effort, one American soldier has stood out above the rest. He has been made into a heroic myth. He represents the best of the best. Seeing his character, his honor, millions of Americans have concluded that whatever our Armed Forces are doing, it must be right and good. If David Petraeus is our fearless leader, we're on the side of the angels. If he succumbed...
  • Reid and Boehner split over timing for deficit-reduction deal

    11/17/2012 11:28:05 AM PST · by what's up · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov 16, 2011 | Alexander Bolton
    A rift has emerged between Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) over the timing of a deficit-reduction deal, which they discussed at the White House Friday. The disagreement stems from a battle for leverage. Democrats want to strike an agreement now, when their political capital is at a high point following the election. They feel their position is further strengthened by the pending expiration of the Bush tax cuts and scheduled cuts to defense spending.
  • Report: Some Dems would rather go over fiscal cliff than compromise on “balanced approach”

    11/17/2012 11:05:04 AM PST · by Bratch · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 16, 2012 | Allahpundit
    Everyone was chummy and hopeful about a deal at the White House today, but if you’re surprised to hear that some Democrats are intent on driving a very hard bargain, you must have missed the polling data last night. They promised their base a tax hike on the rich and they can make it happen by doing nothing, with voters primed to blame the GOP for the economic fallout. Under those circumstances, why not go cliff-diving? [The Gang of Six] reconvened on Tuesday, but the election results presented a new set of problems. Republican officials familiar with the talks say...
  • What seceding from the U.S. will cost you

    11/17/2012 11:02:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 11/17/2012 | Brett Arends
    Your state wants to secede from the union. What will this mean for your taxes? I have good news and bad news. The good news is really good. But the bad news is really, really bad. We’ll get to them in a moment. Talk of secession is in the air. The White House this week confirmed that residents in all fifty states had submitted petitions asking to leave the union. Will the last one left please turn out the lights? Residents in seven states, all in the former Confederacy, submitted more than 30,000 signatures each — enough that some hapless...
  • The Stock Market Decline: It's Not All About The Fiscal Cliff

    11/17/2012 10:59:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    While the fiscal cliff problem has absorbed almost all of the financial media comment since the election, there's a lot more to the stock market decline that has virtually gotten lost in the discussion. The market actually topped on September 14th and has trended down ever since. Most importantly, the U.S. economy was a lot weaker than the consensus believes before Hurricane Sandy became a factor. In addition Fed policy is becoming increasingly ineffectual, earnings forecasts are coming down, Europe is officially in recession and China, as well as the other BRIC nations, is slowing down. Although nobody knows the...
  • Answerable to No One (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)

    11/17/2012 10:39:47 AM PST · by what's up · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov 16, 2011 | George Will
    There can be unseemly exposure of the mind as well as of the body, as the progressive mind is exposed in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a creature of the labyrinthine Dodd-Frank legislation. Judicial dismantling of the CFPB would affirm the rule of law and CongressÂ’s constitutional role. The CFPBÂ’s director, Richard Cordray, was installed by one of Barack ObamaÂ’s spurious recess appointmentswhen the Senate was not in recess. Vitiating the SenateÂ’s power to advise and consent to presidential appointments is congruent with the CFPBÂ’s general lawlessness. The CFPB nullifies CongressÂ’s power to use the power of the purse...
  • Getting past the hype behind wind energy (anti-wind energy misinformation)

    11/17/2012 10:36:55 AM PST · by DTogo · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov 16, 2012 | John Droz, Jr
    ...Here are some other PTC tidbits that those smooth-talking AWEA hucksters won’t be mentioning… A one year extension of the PTC will cost taxpayers over $12 Billion — how is that a good idea? All that $12+ Billion will increase our deficit — how is that a good idea? Almost all of that $12+ Billion will be borrowed from China — how is that a good idea? A large part of that $12+ Billion will go to foreign conglomerates — how is that a good idea?
  • HOW EXCESSIVE GOVERNMENT KILLED ANCIENT ROME

    11/17/2012 10:35:47 AM PST · by walford · 39 replies
    The CATO Journal ^ | Fall 1994 | Bruce Bartlett
    "...began distributing the grain for free. The result was a sharp increase in the influx of rural poor into Rome... ...The expansion of the dole is an important reason for the rise of Roman taxes... ...the demand for revenue led to debasement of the coinage. Revenue was needed to pay the increasing costs of defense and a growing bureaucracy. However, rather than raise taxes, Nero and subsequent emperors preferred to debase the currency by reducing the precious metal content of coins. This was, of course, a form of taxation; in this case, a tax on cash balances... ...The war against...
  • Secessionists Petition the White House

    11/17/2012 10:32:56 AM PST · by morethanright · 27 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-11-17 08:27:01 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:A White House website called "We the People" is currently unavailable. All you will see when landing on the splash page is a prompt reading, "404 Page Not Found," along with a notice saying, "We've been upgrading our site."According to news reports, the White House website has been deluged with petitions requesting that states be allowed to secede from the Union. Secession has become a hot topic of conversation in response to the re-election of President Obama.According to the Washington Times, "As of 7 a.m. Thursday, there were 789,453 signatures, but since many people had signed more than...
  • Maine’s striking Hostess workers say company’s collapse a strong message of union resolve

    11/17/2012 10:28:20 AM PST · by matt04 · 99 replies
    Labor leaders in Maine say the resilience of the Hostess workers on the picket line at the company’s Biddeford plant, which is in the process of being shut down after the company on Friday said it would liquidate the business, gives them inspiration in the face of what they believe have been ongoing efforts — by politicians, including Gov. Paul LePage, and corporate investors — to reduce union influence. Bakers’ union officials and their supporters say also that the demise of Hostess Brands Inc., which failed to convince striking workers to return to their jobs, is a warning sign for...
  • Iron Dome intercepts 2 Fajr-5 missiles aimed at Tel Aviv

    11/17/2012 10:22:57 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 16 replies
    JPost.com ^ | 11/17/2012 | JPOST.COM STAFF,
    The Iron Dome intercepted two Iranian-made Fajr-5 missiles aimed at Tel Aviv on Saturday. The missiles marked the third attack on the heavily populated central city in as many days, after Palestinian terrorists from Gaza fired four missiles toward the financial capital on Thursday and Friday, prompting red alert air raid sirens to sound in the city.
  • Obama Consults With MSNBC Host Al Sharpton, and Other 'Civil Rights Leaders,' on Fiscal Talks

    11/17/2012 10:06:21 AM PST · by crosshairs · 28 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/16/12 | Daniel Halper
    This afternoon, President Barack Obama consulted with MSNBC host Al Sharpton, who's also assicated with the National Action Network (NAN), about the fiscal talks between the White House and Congress. At the same meeting, Obama also consulted with other "leaders of civil rights and civic organizations." Via the pool report: President Obama and Vice President Biden met with leaders of civil rights and civic organizations to discuss negotiations over how to avoid the fiscal cliff. The meeting lasted over an hour, and participants spoke to reporters outside the West Wing after they wrapped up. Per the White House, expected attendees...
  • Republicans Freak Out Over Romney's Embrace of the Baracka Claus Theory

    11/17/2012 9:57:17 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 44 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 11/16/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I just read another op-ed ripping Romney to shreds. You know, Romney's out there saying that Obama really had a great bribery operation going. And Bobby Jindal just went nuts when Romney said that. In fact, here let me grab this. Let me find them. This is Romney on Wednesday, conference call, campaign donors. ROMNEY: It's a proven political strategy, which is give a bunch of money from the government to a group, and guess what, they'll vote for you. Let me tell you what I would do if I were a Democrat running four years from...
  • Hostess workers say company’s collapse a strong message of union resolve

    11/17/2012 9:53:00 AM PST · by chessplayer · 75 replies
    BIDDEFORD, Maine — Labor leaders in Maine say the resilience of the Hostess workers on the picket line at the company’s Biddeford plant, which is in the process of being shut down after the company on Friday said it would liquidate the business, gives them inspiration in the face of what they believe have been ongoing efforts — by politicians, including Gov. Paul LePage, and corporate investors — to reduce union influence.
  • The Allen West recount continues (an on the ground report)

    11/17/2012 9:49:27 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 26 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Nov. 17, 2012 | Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
    A judge mumbled his way through his no go decision, a county attorney admitted the canvassing board violated Florida’s sunshine laws, the RPOF remained in transit from Tallahassee, but Colonel Allen West is still ALL IN. Election Supervisor Gertrude Walker went to the hospital as a 2-1 decision near midnight on Friday by the canvassing board determined a re-tabulation of ALL early votes has begun at 9 a.m. this morning. Going in “for tests,” Walker may not be able to show up or have another presser to answer bourgeoning questions of what she knew and when did she know it...
  • Was Obama briefed that Benghazi was a terror attack before Rice went on TV?

    11/17/2012 9:36:07 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 4 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:
  • 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...