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  • Petraeus Says U.S. Tried to Avoid Tipping Off Terrorists After Libya Attack

    11/17/2012 10:14:50 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 88 replies
    New York Times ^ | Nov 16 2012 | Eric Schmitt
    WASHINGTON — David H. Petraeus, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, told lawmakers on Friday that classified intelligence reports revealed that the deadly assault on the American diplomatic mission in Libya was a terrorist attack, but that the administration refrained from saying it suspected that the perpetrators of the attack were Al Qaeda affiliates and sympathizers to avoid tipping off the groups. Mr. Petraeus, who resigned last week after admitting to an extramarital affair, said the names of groups suspected in the attack — including Al Qaeda’s franchise in North Africa and a local Libyan group, Ansar al-Shariah...
  • Obama Stabbing Israel in the Back Behind the Scenes

    11/17/2012 9:53:12 PM PST · by Qbert · 32 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | November 17, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The trajectory of conflicts like these are fairly clear. Israel bombs some terrorist targets and then launches a ground incursion into Gaza to suppress terrorist activities. But the Obama Administration is already working against a ground offensive behind the scenes, as a New York Times report mentions. Obama supposedly called Netanyahu to discuss options for “de-escalating” the situation, but all those options are going to involve signing on to another meaningless cease fire while Hamas continues carrying out attacks, on and off. Netanyahu has made calling off a ground operation contingent on an end to rocket attacks. Which Obama isn’t...
  • WORLD LEADERS BEGIN TO CRAFT CEASE-FIRE AS ROCKETS CONTINUE TO FLY OVER ISRAEL, GAZA

    11/17/2012 9:38:34 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 49 replies
    The Jerusalem Post is reporting that world leaders are beginning to fly into the Middle East in an effort to halt the violence that exploded last week between Gaza and Israel, and those that can’t fly in are weighing in remotely. Egypt, Turkey, and Qatar are already working on an agreement, according to reports, and now UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon and various European leaders are beginning to lend their voices to the endeavor, as well.
  • PA State Universities Face First-Ever Faculty Strike

    11/17/2012 9:33:30 PM PST · by chessplayer · 38 replies
    Faculty at fourteen Pennsylvania state universities voted Friday to authorize a strike if contract negotiations fail to reach an agreement in coming weeks. No one is on strike yet, but professors and coaches voted overwhelmingly that the union should be allowed to call one if progress is not made. Of the 6,000 ballots cast, 95 percent voted to authorize a walkout.
  • Chris Christie on SNL Now

    11/17/2012 9:28:44 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 65 replies
    Joling with weekend news guy. Guess they like him now that he helped Obama.
  • Police stationed along Texas border fight endless battle against drug trafficking

    11/17/2012 9:23:50 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    NBC33 TV ^ | November 17, 2012 | Robert Arnold
    Police stationed along Texas border fight endless battle against drug trafficking and human smuggling: NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Brooks County, Texas is a less than five-hour drive from Houston, but the rural community of just over 7,200 people is facing an overwhelming amount of crime. High-speed chases, smugglers and a rising body count has become a fact of life in a county made up largely of ranchers and farmers. "We have a lot to contend with," said Brooks County Chief Deputy Urbino Martinez. "It takes a toll." Houston's connection to this rise in crime can be clearly seen in the...
  • Claim: EPA Head Used Secret Email to Hide Documents

    11/17/2012 9:18:41 PM PST · by chessplayer · 29 replies
    The House Science Committee is investigating whether Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson used the secret email alias "Richard Windsor" to hide internal communications from government watchdogs—an action that may violate open-records laws.
  • The Next Oil Revolution

    11/17/2012 9:08:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 39 replies
    Energy Tribune ^ | November 17, 2012 | Peter C Glover
    By Peter C GloverFar from running out of oil, new studies confirm the world is headed for the next oil revolution with growing US production playing an nascent role. And, as with the unconventional shale gas revolution, nearly all new unconventional oil development is taking place despite pre-election White House energy polices through development on private, rather than on federal, lands. A new IHS CERA group study America’s New Energy Future: The Unconventional Oil and Gas Revolution and the US Economy, spells out how unconventional oil and gas production in the US is changing the US energy landscape and contributing...
  • Sheehan announces bid for Albany Mayor

    11/17/2012 8:50:38 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 11 replies
    Timesunion ^ | November 17, 2012 | Kristen V. Brown
    ALBANY — City Treasurer Kathy Sheehan has officially announced her candidacy in next year's mayoral race. Sheehan, 48, who was elected treasurer in 2009, had long dropped hints about a planned mayoral run. On Saturday afternoon, in front of Washington Park's Moses Statue, the Democrat made it official. "Let's face it: There is only one office in Albany that can deliver the changes many of us want," Sheehan said. "I am here to announce that I am running for mayor." Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Sheehan-to-make-a-run-for-mayor-4046442.php#ixzz2CXwLxZ3I
  • Nasrallah: Israeli Ground Assault on Gaza is 'Stupid'

    11/17/2012 8:37:41 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/18/2012 | Elad Benari
    Hizbullah’s leader said on Saturday that any attempt by Israeli forces to launch a ground assault against Hamas in Gaza would be a miscalculated step. “The Israelis will commit a stupid mistake if they decide to launch a ground operation against Gaza,” Hassan Nasrallah said during a live speech on Saturday, according to a report in NOW Lebanon. “The resistance in Gaza has acquired power, determination, and planning capabilities and has filled [strategic] gaps,” he claimed. Nasrallah also said that firepower possessed by Hamas terrorists was putting Israelis increasingly on edge.
  • Sign outside of business causing a boom in customers

    11/17/2012 8:23:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 109 replies
    msnbc ^ | 11.17.2012 | wboy
    Riley Gunnoe says business is booming at his tool store in St. Albans. He says it's because of a sign outside. Gunnoe told me he didn't know what was going to happen when he put this phrase on it, "If you are for Obama's policies, please keep your dumba$$ out of this store." Gunnoe says he didn't know what was going to happen when he put the sign up. "I didn't care. But it really has doubled my business since I put it up so I'm glad I did now!" Some people in the community say it makes them question...
  • Like ABC, The Snobs at NPR Laugh At Shutdown of Hostess

    11/17/2012 8:08:59 PM PST · by chessplayer · 31 replies
    On Friday, Scott Whitlock reported ABC's Good Morning America reported the morning show milked the 18,000 jobs lost in the shutdown of Hostess for laughs. The same laughing at pink slips occurred Saturday on National Public Radio's game show Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. Players were given a question after NPR newscaster Karl Kasell asked in a low growl "Where are you, you spongy yellow delicious bastards?" Host Peter Sagal explained Kasell was delivering a Woody Harrelson line about Twinkies from the movie Zombieland. After a contestant answered that it was Hostess that shut down this week, Sagal started the...
  • St. Lucie elections officials suspend recount; tally to continue at 8 a.m. Sunday

    11/17/2012 8:05:36 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 82 replies
    TCPALM ^ | 11-17-2012 | By James Kirley, Eric Pfahler
    St. Lucie elections officials suspend recount; tally to continue at 8 a.m. Sunday By James Kirley, Eric Pfahler FORT PIERCE — The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board suspended its recount of all early voting ballots late Saturday night, saying members would return at 8 a.m. Sunday to complete the job. The board made the announcement at 10 p.m. that it will continue tabulating write-in and provisional ballots Sunday after counting votes late into Saturday night as supporters for District 18 congressional candidates Patrick Murphy and Allen West watched the process. Poll workers finished entering in early ballots for all precincts...
  • ALLEN WEST RECOUNT - Counting has STOPPED for the night. Not completed. To resume tomorrow morning.

    11/17/2012 8:04:49 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 29 replies
    FACEBOOK ^ | 11/17/12 | Allen West Republic
    Per FACEBOOK, the latest on the Allen West recount. For not stated reason, the recount is now shutting down for the night and set to begin tomorrow at 8 am. The recount deadline is tomorrow at noon. If anyone has any updates, please post them here.
  • Wounded warriors anti-gun?

    11/17/2012 7:46:59 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 39 replies
    Tom Greshams Gun Talk Radio ^ | 11-11-2012 | Tom Gresham
    Wounded Warriors declined to come on his (Tom Gresham) show on veterans day because they are against gun or religious organizations. At around the 5:00 mark. There is another orginazation "honoredveterans.org" that is non communist. I will be trying to get a return of this years donations to wounded warrior. They are so dissapointing! I am trying to find out more, but everything points to this being true. I really hate communists!
  • Bomb-Making Chemicals, Assault Rifles Found in Doctor's Home, Prosecutor Says (Occupy!!!)

    11/17/2012 7:43:06 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 17 | ALYSSA NEWCOMB
    Large amounts of chemicals commonly used to make bombs were found in the basement of a New Jersey doctor, along with assault rifles and a stun gun, prosecutors said today. Dr. Roberto Rivera, 60, who was said to have been an active member in the Occupy Wall Street movement last year, was arrested following a Friday night raid on his Ridgewood, N.J., home
  • Arizona Gun Store: If You Voted For Barack Obama, “Turn Around and Leave”

    11/17/2012 7:35:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | November 17, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    Here’s the image of the day, courtesy of The Blaze: An Arizona gun store has a simple message for Barack Obama voters: you’re not welcome here. The Southwest Shooting Authority in Pinetop, Ariz. posted a sign on its door and took out a newspaper ad declaring that if you voted for the president last week, you’re not allowed in. “If you voted for Obama, please turn around and leave! You have proven that you are not responsible enough to own a firearm!” the sign states. Owner Cope Reynolds conceded that he can’t really tell who voted for Obama unless they...
  • Ted Cruz: “I’m pretty certain Mitt Romney actually French-kissed Barack Obama”

    11/17/2012 7:28:15 PM PST · by Bratch · 44 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | November 17 2012 | Doug Brady
    Heh. Too funny to pass up, and sadly apt given the Mittster’s “the president exudes an air of likability and friendliness, which is endearing” nonsense. Cruz said that conservatives failed to make their case to the American  people, leaving Romney no choice but to move toward the president. “We didn’t  win the argument, we didn’t even make the argument” throughout much of 2012,  Cruz said.But in the first debate, he argued, that changed.“It was the one time we actually contested ideas, presented two viewpoints  and directions for the country,” he said. “And then inevitably, there are these  mandarins of politics, who...
  • Iraq Kurds put security forces on high alert

    11/17/2012 6:59:13 PM PST · by combat_boots · 12 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 11/18/2012 | staff
    ARBIL, Iraq – The president of Iraq’s Kurdistan region has ordered its peshmerga security forces on high alert, a statement issued on Saturday said, attributing the move to clashes with central government forces. An Iraqi general however said that the clashes in question came during an arrest attempt and did not involve the peshmerga. Tensions between Baghdad and the autonomous Kurdistan region in northern Iraq have been running high after the establishment of a new military command covering disputed territory, and over various other long-running disputes. Kurdistan president Massud Barzani called “on the peshmerga forces to exercise restraint in the...
  • Mexican druglords strike gold in coal

    11/17/2012 6:55:48 PM PST · by combat_boots · 19 replies
    AFP ^ | 11/17/2012 | By Pierre-Marc Rene (AFP)
    AGUJITA, Mexico — They may be known for flashy cars and state of the art weaponry, but Mexican druglords have found an earthy new source of wealth: dirty old coal. They are mining it themselves in a coal-rich area along the US border or buying it from small mine operators, then reselling it to a state-owned company at fabulous margins that can see them make a profit 30 times greater than their initial investment. Along the way, besides the earth's black bounty, the druglords are seeking to reap credibility as legitimate business people. First word of the Zetas drug cartel's...
  • Amnesty won’t magically make Hispanics more Republican

    11/17/2012 6:55:11 PM PST · by chessplayer · 38 replies
    Mitt Romney was one amnesty for illegal immigrants away from becoming president of the United States. That, in essence, is the conventional wisdom following an election in which the Republican presidential candidate lost the Hispanic vote by an eye-popping 71 percent to 27 percent margin. MSNBC political analyst Chuck Todd predicted last week that “immigration reform” will get “80 to 90 votes” in the U.S. Senate after the GOP’s great Latino lashing of 2012.
  • Bolton: Administration’s “Passivity” Sends Signal, “You Can Kill Americans With Impunity”

    11/17/2012 6:48:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 16, 2012 | Susan Jones
    Two months after the terror attack in Benghazi, there’s been “no retribution, no retaliation, no visible action by the United States against those who murdered four American citizens,” and that sends a dangerous signal, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton told Fox News on Thursday: “Now, maybe there’s something the administration has in the works, one of the rare national security secrets they've been able to keep. But the signal in the Middle East and beyond is, you can kill Americans with impunity. And that is a lesson, once learned, it’s going to cause consequences that reverberate down...
  • White House: Israel has right to defend itself

    11/17/2012 6:37:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 17, 2012 12:43 PM ET | Jim Kuhnhenn
    The White House on Saturday defended Israel’s right to defend itself against attack and decide how to respond to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, blaming the ruling Islamic militant Hamas group for starting the conflict. Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are in agreement that a de-escalation of the violence is preferred, provided that Hamas stops sending rocket into Israel, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters during the president’s flight on Air Force One to Asia. …
  • Just one strategy that address's the core problems facing our nation.

    11/17/2012 6:37:33 PM PST · by Zeneta · 34 replies
    Zeneta | 11-17-12 | Zeneta
    The core issues that face our nation are clearly present in the fundamentally beliefs of our people. The ones that have voted for socialism, and most don't know it or where we are headed as a result. We can point to education, yes, or how liberalism has taken over virtually every aspect of every institution, including big business, and say, "we need to stop or change this". But how ?
  • Will Twinkies be reborn through new Mexican ownership?

    11/17/2012 6:17:19 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 151 replies
    NBCLatino ^ | November17, 2012 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    Next week may be Black Friday but sweets lovers across the nation hung their heads in sorrow on a dark Friday yesterday as Hostess announced they would cease making their line of products, which include the iconic Twinkies brand, because of the Bakers Union Strike. But now as the brand heads towards liquidating and selling off their assets, a Mexican company may be angling to resurrect the golden Twinkies. According to the Christian Science Monitor, while food producers ConAgra and Flowers Food, the American company behind Nature Valley granola, have expressed interest along with Little Debbie baker McKee Foods, MexicoÂ’s...
  • Militant Muslims Cutting Out Tongues

    11/17/2012 6:04:00 PM PST · by combat_boots · 30 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 11/12/2012 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Why so much violence against the tongue? As the Sheikh of Islam himself: Ibn Tamiyyah, once wrote, "Waging war verbally against Islam might be worse than waging war against it physically." A professor of Islamic exegesis at Cairo's preeminent Islamic university, Al Ahzar, Dr. Abdullah Badr, recently proclaimed on Egyptian television that a new day has arrived: apparently from now on, there will be absolutely no more toleration for anyone who speaks against Islam—including people who speak against the implementation of Sharia law and its seventh century punishments. Badr is currently on trial for possibly libeling and defaming a female...
  • The Political Landscape After 2012

    11/17/2012 5:50:18 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 16, 2012 | Sean Trende
    Like death, taxes, and the sun rising in the east, there is nothing more certain after a presidential election than a swift and usually overwrought round of analysis and advice for the losers. So it is this year for Republicans. If you Google “Republicans Whigs,” and confine your search to the past week, you will find multiple pages dedicated to the proposition that demographic trends are waiting to overwhelm the Republican Party, which is now a regional rump party awaiting extinction. I’ve written some 75,000 words on the broad topic of demographic trends and realignments, and this election hasn’t done...
  • The Liberal Gloat

    11/17/2012 5:41:12 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 17, 2012 | Ross Douthat
    WINNING an election doesn’t just offer the chance to govern the country. It offers a chance to feel morally and intellectually superior to the party you’ve just beaten. This is an inescapable aspect of democratic culture: no matter what reason tells us about the vagaries of politics, something in the American subconscious assumes that the voice of the people really is the voice of God, and that being part of a winning coalition must be a sign that you’re His chosen one as well. This means the losing coalition must be doomed to wander east of Eden, and liberals have...
  • Cloud lifts over young immigrants seeking legal status, but concerns remain

    11/17/2012 5:40:15 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    San Jose Mercury Newsmercurynews.com ^ | 11/17/2012 | Matt O'Brien
    The force field protecting Jirayut Latthivongskorn comes from a glossy, federally issued work permit that wards off deportation and lets him get a job, overcoming the legal barriers that have long clouded his ambitions and shadowed his life. Mailed to homes in fast-growing numbers, the cards are changing the lives of about 300,000 young immigrants, a quarter of them from California, who took a leap of faith this fall by revealing their presence to the U.S. government. Latthivongskorn's plastic card, with its 2014 expiration date etched between his fingerprint and photograph, symbolizes what he calls his "two-year lease on life...
  • Report: Rockets Fired from Egypt Hit Israel

    11/17/2012 5:29:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    weekleystandard ^ | 11.17.2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Two major Israeli newspapers are reporting that rockets fired from Egypt have hit Israel. "Terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula launched rockets into Israel Friday night," reports the Jerusalem Post. "The rockets fell near an Israeli village on the southern border, causing some damage, but no injuries." The Israeli daily Haaretz reports, "Rockets fired from direction of Egypt toward Eshkol Regional Council." It appears no damage was reported in connection with the rocket fire from Egypt. Earlier today, the Egyptian prime minister visited Gaza to express solidarity with the Palestinians there. This new front comes a day after a rocket landed...
  • Gingrich to Newsmax: Republicans Must Hold Line on Taxes

    11/17/2012 5:12:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 17 Nov 2012 04:24 PM | Stephen Feller
    Republicans in Congress should be putting options on the table to raise government revenues as part of fiscal cliff negotiations, but raising taxes should not be one of those options, Newt Gingrich said in an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV. The GOP has given up on about 40 percent of the electorate in the last couple of elections, he also said, and needs to focus on inclusion of not just immigrants, but on states where Democrats automatically expect to win. Every time Democrats negotiate a budget deal that includes tax increases and spending cuts, taxes go up but in most...
  • Zoo Boise break-in leads to death of monkey

    11/17/2012 5:05:28 PM PST · by Gamecock · 31 replies
    Zoo Boise remained closed Saturday as police conducted an investigation into an overnight break-in at the zoo's primate building that resulted in the death of a male Patas monkey, one of two at the zoo. "It's very disturbing that someone would intentionally break into the zoo and harm an animal," said Sgt. Ted Snyder of the Boise Police Department in a statement. "We're doing all we can to find who did this." Police said they are seeking two males wearing dark clothing spotted by a security guard at 4:30 a.m. outside the fence near the primate exhibit. Both fled, one...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THANKSGIVING ~ 18 November 2012

    11/17/2012 5:02:17 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 60 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
      GOD BLESS AND WATCH OVER THEM, WHEREVER THEY SERVE.       PSALM 95:1-6 "O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land....
  • Thousands protest in Ireland to liberalize abortion laws

    11/17/2012 4:57:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | November 17, 2012 | Jason Walsh
    Thousands gathered on the streets of Irish capital Dublin today to demand liberalization of Ireland’s stringent anti-abortion laws. The street protest, the second the city has seen in three days, was called in response to the Oct. 28 death in a Galway hospital of Savita Halappanavar, who was pregnant and reported to the hospital complaining of severe pain. She was reportedly refused an abortion, and died after complications during a miscarriage. Her widower, Praveen, says they was told this was because Ireland was “a Catholic country.” The death has sparked outrage across Ireland—and the world. One headline in an Indian...
  • The World From Berlin: Israeli Assault Is “Strategically Counterproductive”

    11/17/2012 4:52:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 11/16/2012 | Jane Paulick
    Israel's “Pillar of Defense” operation is underway in Gaza amid the biggest flare-up in Israeli-Palestinian violence in four years. Israel launched the operation in response to days of rocket fire out of the Hamas-led Gaza Strip, kicking it off on Wednesday with more than 50 airstrikes and the assassination of Ahmed Jabari, Hamas' top military commander. … Although they don’t see eye to eye on the ethical issues surrounding the targeted assassination of Jabari, German editorialists on Friday are in broad agreement that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu primarily launched the offensive in order to bolster support for his Likud...
  • TSA Unionized – Americans Screwed

    11/17/2012 4:44:39 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 36 replies
    freedom outpost ^ | 11-17-12 | Tim Brown
    On November 9, 2012 the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) issued a press release indicating that “Workers at the Transportation Security Administration made history today when they voted to ratify the first-ever collective bargaining agreement at the agency. The agreement between the American Federation of Government Employees and TSA was ratified with a vote of 17,326-1,774.” The AFGE represents over 650,000 employees of the federal government. It is the largest union for non-postal federal employees and the largest union for D.C. workers who report directly to the mayor. Brian Koenig writes that the AFGE “coerces members to fork over...
  • New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez [Republican] Criticizes Mitt Romney Comments, Maps Way Forward

    11/17/2012 4:43:45 PM PST · by zeestephen · 75 replies
    Politico ^ | 16 November 2012 | James Hohmann
    "We have to start electing people who look like their communities..."
  • Intel officials unable to say who changed CIA talking points on Libya, lawmaker says

    11/17/2012 4:30:15 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 79 replies
    Foxnews ^ | November 16, 2012 | Fox News' Catherine Herridge contributed to this report.
    Former CIA Director David Petraeus stoked the controversy over the Obama administration's handling of the Libya terror attack, testifying Friday that references to "Al Qaeda involvement" were stripped from his agency's original talking points -- while other intelligence officials were unable to say who changed the memo, according to a top lawmaker who was briefed.  Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told Fox News that intelligence officials who testified in a closed-door hearing a day earlier, including Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Acting CIA Director Mike Morell, said they did not know who changed the talking points. He said they...
  • IDF Videos Disprove Hamas Propaganda

    11/17/2012 4:16:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/11/12 | Elad Benari
    As the IDF’s Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza continues, Hamas has made several totally false claims about damages it has supposedly done to Israeli cities and soldiers. This is done in order to give the public in Gaza a false image as though Hamas is defeating Israel. In response, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit has put together and distributed several videos which present the truth and disproves the Hamas lies. Among other claims, Hamas said its missiles directly hit Tel Aviv. In fact, despite sirens having been sounded in Tel Aviv in recent days, there were no direct hits on...
  • Don't Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out, Meghan

    11/17/2012 4:12:04 PM PST · by ColdOne · 53 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/17/12 | John Nolte
    In yet another Daily Beast column that trains her fire on the Right, Meghan McCain hits Republicans with yet another set of MSNBC talking points that she swears are only for our own good. But this time she's making threats: "If I don’t see some changes in the next four years, I’m going to consider registering as an Independent in 2016." Oh, no. Not that.
  • San Bernardino family counselor charged with pimping girl, 15

    11/17/2012 3:56:54 PM PST · by DemforBush · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/15/12 | n.a
    A San Bernardino family counselor responsible for providing services to children and families also coerced a 15-year-old girl into prostitution and sold sexual services on the Internet, the San Bernardino County district attorney's office said Thursday...
  • LAX Union Workers To Strike On Thanksgiving Eve

    11/17/2012 3:33:13 PM PST · by ColdOne · 127 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/17/12 | Tony Lee
    As many as 1000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) workers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are considering going on strike on Thanksgiving eve in what is the busiest travel day of the year. Andrew Gross-Gaitan, the director of the Southern California Airports Division of SEIU, said the protest would be in response to an LAX contractor that failed to comply with the city’s Living Wage Ordinance.
  • Secession? Let THEM Secede.

    11/17/2012 3:30:30 PM PST · by RightOnline · 85 replies
    Self | 11/17/12 | RightOnline
    Since the November 6, 2012 elections, resulting in significant Democrat Party gains (including keeping the White House), talk of secession has become rather serious. Such talk has been around for years. Travel to Alaska (I admit it's been years since I have been there, but I've visited courtesy of Uncle Sam three times) and you'll see secessionist literature everywhere...diners, wherever people gather. To a lesser extent, this has been true in Texas, as well (lived there for years). Alaska and Texas are admittedly the two most independent-minded States in our nation. Now....such talk isn't relegated to the pioneer-minded, two largest...
  • Soviet Officer Wins Award for Preventing Nuclear War

    11/17/2012 3:24:00 PM PST · by bigbob · 42 replies
    RIA NOVOSTI ^ | 11-16-12 | staff
    A retired Soviet lieutenant colonel whose self-control prevented a nuclear war from being triggered by a long-classified accident in 1983 was named on Friday a recipient of a German anti-war prize. Stanislav Petrov, 73, won the fourth Dresden-Preis (Dresden Prize), which comes complete with a check for 25,000 euro ($32,000), prize organizers said on their website, Friendsofdresden-deutschland.com. The prize is to be bestowed at a ceremony in Dresden on Feb. 17, the anniversary of the Dresden bombing in 1945, the organizers said. Ironically for a military officer, Petrov shot to fame for ignoring his direct responsibilities. The officer served at...
  • Secret Service investigates GIANT LIZARDS as 'potential threat' to Obama on Thailand visit

    11/17/2012 3:20:31 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 79 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/17/12
    They are supposed to be prepared to handle most anything, yet a harmless lizard managed to scare the daylights out of U.S. Secret Service agents preparing a residence for President Obama's trip to Thailand. Thai officials, however, reassured the U.S. Secret Service that the massive lizards found on the Government House grounds were not the dangerous Komodo dragons, but the harmless, lazy water lizards.
  • Ranchers, farmers brace for 'death tax' impact

    11/17/2012 3:16:39 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 16, 2012 | William La Jeunesse
    the estate tax -- also known as the "death tax."... set to soar at the beginning of 2013 ... The estate tax dates back to 1916 when then-President Woodrow Wilson imposed the tax of 1 to 10 percent on the wealthy because World War I reduced federal government revenues. Under Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the tax rose to 77 percent, as Congress tried to prevent wealth from becoming concentrated among a few powerful and super-rich families. Ironically, many nations historically more concerned with class and wealth -- namely Russia and China -- have since abandoned their estate taxes.
  • What Sheriff Joe says about the GOP

    11/17/2012 3:15:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies
    TPNN ^ | TPNN
    Sheriff Joe think about the GOP and the Latino vote? Find out by watching our interview with him this week.
  • CIA's language on Benghazi was barely edited, White House says

    11/17/2012 2:59:18 PM PST · by ColdOne · 42 replies
    politico44 ^ | 11/17/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    The White House made only small, factual edits to the CIA's initial intelligence assessment on the September attack on Americans in Benghazi, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said Saturday. "We were provided with points by the intelligence community that represented their assessment," Rhodes said aboard Air Force One en route to Asia. "The only edit made by the White House was the factual edit about how to refer to the facility.”
  • Israel hits Hamas buildings, shoots down Tel Aviv-bound rocket

    11/17/2012 2:45:58 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 34 replies
    Yahoo!news ^ | 11-17-12 | Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller
    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli aircraft bombed Hamas government buildings in Gaza, and the "Iron Dome" defense system shot down a Tel Aviv-bound rocket on Saturday as Israel geared up for a possible ground invasion. Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group that runs the Gaza Strip, said Israeli missiles wrecked the office building of Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh - where he had met on Friday with the Egyptian prime minister - and struck a police headquarters. Along the Tel Aviv beachfront, volleyball games came to an abrupt halt and people crouched as sirens sounded. Two interceptor rockets streaked into the sky. A...
  • Attack Widens on Clinton Staff Practices (Hillary fires WH Usher who called Barbara Bush in '96)

    11/17/2012 2:39:14 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | July, 1996 | NEIL A. LEWIS
    The Clinton Administration sent detailed questionnaires to longtime White House employees asking them about their finances and their personal and political activities, the Pennsylvania Congressman leading an inquiry into the White House's handling of personnel information said today. It is unclear how many employees received the questionnaires, which were sent to nonpolitical household staff as well as political appointees. But those who did receive them were instructed to return them to Craig Livingstone, who resigned as head of the White House personnel security office last week over his role in that office's improper acquisition of as many as 900confidential F.B.I....