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  • Critical questions for ABC-NBC-CBS-PBS-NPR-AP-NYT-WASHPO-LAT

    11/19/2012 6:33:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | Shawn Mitchell
    Wake up and smell the cappuccino, conservatives. This election offers devastating proof we must embrace immigration reform now. It’s our only hope! Not as the pandering stunt some Beltway geniuses argue will trick liberal minorities into voting conservative. Someone’s gotta be inhaling Colorado’s special herbs to think that’ll work. No, we need immigration reform so Univision can hire more hard-working reporters to do the dirty jobs their American counterparts won’t, like, ask a few tough questions.Imagine a press conference going like this:Mr. President, it’s  reported your Attorney General knew your FBI was investigating your Director of Central Intelligence about issues...
  • Welfare Bait Homeland Security 'welcome' materials promote benefits to new immigrants

    11/19/2012 6:32:13 AM PST · by grimalkin · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/19/2012 | The Daily Caller
    Ask not what you can do for your country, but what your new country can do for you. “Welcome to USA.gov,” a website maintained by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), bills itself as the “primary gateway for new immigrants to find basic information on how to settle in the United States” — featuring a prominent section for new immigrants about how to access government benefits. “Depending on your immigration status, length of time in the United States, and income, you may be eligible for some federal benefit programs,” the Web page reads.
  • Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Knife…Gunfight…You Know the Rest Edition(FL)

    11/19/2012 6:17:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Come on, how many times does it have to be said? Austin Lee Harvey (no really) and a pal, Justin Slivinski, tried to stick up a guy using an ATM from his car Friday night in Fern Park just north of Orlando. But while the two yoots brought knives, the motorist had…well, you guessed it. From cfnews13.com: “The man, armed with a gun, shot at them and hit the other suspect, 24-year-old Justin Slivinski. Slivinski was taken to Florida Hospital Altamonte where he was pronounced dead.” So that’s one inmate the people of Florida won’t have to pay to support....
  • Taxing the Rich doesn't cost you anything. Really?

    11/19/2012 6:16:10 AM PST · by econjack · 71 replies
    The Growth Stock Wire ^ | Nov. 19, 2012 | Jeff Clark
    A Shocking Story About Greed and Taxes By Jeff Clark Monday, November 19, 2012 Raising taxes on the rich raises taxes on everyone. My home state of California just passed Proposition 30, which increases income taxes on residents who make $250,000 a year or more. The top marginal tax rate is now 13.3%, the highest of any state. Proposition 30 was sold to the voters as "this won't cost you a dime, but it'll make the rich pay their fair share to put our schools back in shape." Since so many voters thought they were excluded from the tax, and...
  • Pic: Twitter users creeped out by Obama mural in Burma

    11/19/2012 6:15:09 AM PST · by F15Eagle · 34 replies
    Twitchy via Drudge ^ | by Twitchy Staff | Posted at 7:46 am on November 19, 2012
    Pic: Twitter users creeped out by Obama mural in Burma
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,November 19-23,2012

    11/19/2012 6:11:40 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/ ^ | November 19-23,2012 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Da ily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000...
  • New York Times: (Petraeus) A Phony Hero for a Phony War

    11/19/2012 6:06:56 AM PST · by Zakeet · 85 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 16, 2012 | Lucian K. Truscott IV
    Fastidiousness is never a good sign in a general officer. Though strutting military peacocks go back to Alexander’s time, our first was MacArthur, who seemed at times to care more about how much gold braid decorated the brim of his cap than he did about how many bodies he left on beachheads across the Pacific. Next came Westmoreland, with his starched fatigues in Vietnam. In our time, Gen. David H. Petraeus has set the bar high. Never has so much beribboned finery decorated a general’s uniform since Al Haig passed through the sally ports of West Point on his way...
  • Reports show gun ownership increases(MA)

    11/19/2012 6:05:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    masslive.com ^ | 17 November, 2012 | Frank Sousa
    Guess what? Firearms ownership by private citizens is at all-time high while violent crimes are near an all-time low. This is not a report from the National Rifle Association, but rather from the FBI and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. In addition, a recent ABC News Poll showed that nearly three-fourths (73 percent) of the public endorses the Second Amendment, which protects rights of individuals to own guns. This is interesting, the high percentage of ownership, as I know from limited experience there are many gun owners who do not claim ownership as their mate does...
  • Fargo Faints: Catholic Teen Refused Confirmation After Pro-Gay Marriage Photo Posted on Facebook

    11/19/2012 6:05:33 AM PST · by servo1969 · 69 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | November 19, 2012 | Tim Graham
    The media in Fargo, North Dakota were scandalized when a nearby Minnesota priest informed the parents of Lennon Cihak that he would not be confirmed in the local Catholic church after he posted a picture on Facebook supporting gay marriage (or a No vote on the traditional-marriage ballot initiative). Naturally, the liberal parents – who agree with their son – were shocked, shocked that the church would stand for something. “You kind of know the Catholic beliefs, but I never thought they would deny somebody confirmation because you weren’t 100 percent. I guess that’s what shocks me,” Shana Cihak said....
  • To Reduce Inequality, Tax Wealth, Not Income

    11/19/2012 6:03:29 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 61 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 18, 2012 | DANIEL ALTMAN
    WHETHER you’re in the 99 percent, the 47 percent or the 1 percent, inequality in America may threaten your future. Often decried for moral or social reasons, inequality imperils the economy, too; the International Monetary Fund recently warned that high income inequality could damage a country’s long-term growth. But the real menace for our long-term prosperity is not income inequality — it’s wealth inequality, which distorts access to economic opportunities. Wealth inequality has worsened for two decades and is now at an extreme level. Replacing the income, estate and gift taxes with a progressive wealth tax would do much more...
  • Florida AG Bondi fights against gun rights(FL)

    11/19/2012 5:57:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | Raquel Okyay
    The Florida Supreme Court is currently reviewing the case of Mackey v. State of Florida to determine whether an investigatory stop, and a search and seizure of a person suspected to be carrying a concealed firearm, is lawful. Conflicting case law lands this matter at the highest court in the State. By statute 190.01(2), the Florida legislature has deemed carrying a concealed firearm a felony crime in the third degree. Statute 190.01(3) says, however, carrying a concealed firearm is permissible with a valid permit.The petitioner asserts that a police officer conducted an illegal investigatory stop and a search of his...
  • The charmer-in-chief: Obama gets flirty as he schmoozes with Thai prime minister

    11/19/2012 5:55:46 AM PST · by yoe · 54 replies
    Mail On LIne ^ | November 18, 2012
    President Obama is practicing a new brand of foreign relations, appearing to flirt with Thailand’s attractive prime minister on his first stop of his three-day tour of Southeast Asia. The president and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra could be seen laughing together and exchanging playful glances throughout a state dinner at the Government House in Bangkok on Sunday night.
  • Oil taxes top session agenda, but some GOP lawmakers say it's time to look at social issues

    11/19/2012 5:18:25 AM PST · by thackney · 4 replies
    AP via Anchorage Daily News ^ | November 18, 2012 | BECKY BOHRER
    Republicans are looking to capitalize on their newfound control of the Alaska Legislature, taking on oil taxes and raising social issues dear to more conservative members. This month's elections helped dismantle the bipartisan coalition that has ruled the Senate since 2007 and resulted in Republicans controlling both legislative chambers - and holding the governor's office - for the first time since 2006. Gov. Sean Parnell, who arguably stands to gain the most politically in this new environment with re-election or a possible U.S. Senate bid looming, said he was pleased with the results. GOP gains, particularly on the Senate side,...
  • President Obama Defends Historic Trip to Burma

    11/19/2012 5:10:00 AM PST · by lbryce · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 19, 2012 | David Nakamura
    President Obama on Sunday defended his trip to Burma, insisting that the visit Monday is “not an endorsement” of the nation’s long-repressive leadership but rather an acknowledgment that the country is making progress toward reform. “I don’t think anybody is under any illusion that Burma has arrived, that they’re where they need to be,” Obama said at a joint news conference with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to begin his three-country Asia trip. President Obama arrived in Thailand on Sunday on his first foreign trip since winning a second term. His visit is designed to expand the U.S. economic and...
  • 1 step forward, 2 back {impact of Alaska Oil Taxes}

    11/19/2012 5:05:54 AM PST · by thackney · 6 replies
    Petroleum News ^ | Week of November 18, 2012 | Kristen Nelson
    BP Exploration (Alaska) and ConocoPhillips Alaska, the North Slope’s major operators, delivered similar messages to the Resource Development Council’s annual conference Nov. 14 in Anchorage: The state’s oil and gas tax system needs to be changed. It’s not a new message, but Nick Olds, ConocoPhillips Alaska’s new vice president, North Slope operations and development, said a better business climate in Alaska is necessary to draw the investment needed for continued development of legacy fields, including high-risk satellite opportunities. John Minge, president of BP Exploration (Alaska), called ACES — Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share — a good short-term fiscal policy for...
  • Counting Your Blessings, Backwards

    11/19/2012 4:58:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    Ten, nine, eight… what do you appreciate? When life seems crazy or hopeless, count your blessings backwards—that is, find something to be thankful for in the midst of darkness. It is reverse psychology for adults. Think of the most onerous regulation or politician in your life and find one reason you are thankful for this trial. For example, President Obama’s reelection could be an opportunity for you to develop a stronger character or feel greater motivation to achieve your goals. This is an uplifting mental exercise, particularly during Thanksgiving week. Here are a few more examples: Challenge: Weak military leadersAmericans...
  • Public nudity ban eyed in fed-up San Francisco

    11/19/2012 4:50:15 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/20/2012 | LISA LEFF, AP
    SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco may be getting ready to shed its image as a city where anything goes, including clothing. City lawmakers are scheduled to vote Tuesday on an ordinance that would prohibit nudity in most public places, a blanket ban that represents an escalation of a two-year tiff between a devoted group of men who strut their stuff through the city's famously gay Castro District and the supervisor who represents the area. Supervisor Scott Wiener's proposal would make it illegal for a person over the age of 5 to "expose his or her genitals, perineum or anal region...
  • Incumbents Forever

    11/19/2012 4:48:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    AS A CANDIDATE for lieutenant governor in 1982, John Kerry assured the voters of Massachusetts that he wasn't seeking the position as a mere "stepping-stone" to higher office. But just one year into his four-year term, he announced his candidacy for the US Senate seat that Paul Tsongas was vacating because of illness. Few people held Kerry's broken commitment against him. In part that was because nobody had believed it in the first place (all candidates for lieutenant governor seek the position as a stepping-stone). But it was also because everyone knew what Kerry knew: If he passed up the...
  • Conspire, Divide & Smear

    11/19/2012 4:46:31 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 5 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 11/19/2012 | William L. Gensert
    Let's start with Benghazi. As a writer of fiction, read by dozens, I love a good conspiracy. If you give me enough time, I can explain how Hurricane Sandy was directly caused by the introduction of New Coke years before, and how Morgan Freeman, the inventor of the teleprompter, is actually Barack Obama's true father. Obama betrayed us and now it's up to Petraeus to save us. To use a crass analogy, the entire episode in Libya was an abortion from the start. We all know the President's preference for abortion -- partial or otherwise -- funded by the wealthy...
  • HOW THE TORIES COVERED UP THE PAEDOPHILE RING JIMMY SAVILE PROCURED FOR

    11/19/2012 4:36:12 AM PST · by Renfield · 12 replies
    The  letter written below is penned  by Simon Regan  Editor of Scallyway Magazine   who's  half  Brother  Angus  James Wilson,  co founder of Scallywag  and editor of its sucessor Spiked  died  in Cyprus  around  1996  whilst the magazine  was investigating  the elite paedophile ring operating in North Wales children's homes and beyond.  In his letter dated February 2000 Simon documents Scallywag's investigation into the North Wales Child Abuse scandal   and the tragic  cover-up by the Courts and the Establishment. Whilst the Establishment stole  the affidavits the  abused children had made,  naming their high profile abusers,  the notes of the interviews were...
  • A National Crisis in Character

    11/19/2012 4:15:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | Star Parker
    Here’s an excerpt from a letter I received the other day from a college professor: “….throughout this election I discussed with students the differences between ideologies. The majority of them are on federal financial aid. They are fine with more taxes as long as they will be taken care of. It is disturbing to hear that they are willing to spend their own money on tattoos and cell phones but cannot buy the book for class until the financial aid comes in.” For those who see social conservatism as an annoyance and argue that Republicans must purge this agenda from...
  • Obama Wins: A Chance for Us to Become Free Again

    11/19/2012 3:38:23 AM PST · by IbJensen · 41 replies
    The Remnant ^ | 11/17/2012 | Michael J. Matt
    www.RemnantNewspaper.com) Tough to swallow, isn’t it! But did we really think we could somehow vote our way out of this—with homosexual "marriage"now the law of the land and the slain bodies of millions of aborted babies clogging the sewers of American cities and consciences alike? All that was needed in order for us to be redeemed was another silly election? Please! Ideas have consequences—and so do crimes of infanticide and the other sins that cry to heaven for vengeance. Barack Obama is not the problem. We are! Abortion is. Public schools are. A rotting pop culture is. Modernism in the...
  • It’s World War Two says PM

    11/19/2012 2:56:04 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | Nov 19, 2012 | KEVIN SCHOFIELD
    THE Prime Minister will today declare Britain is at “war” in the global battle for prosperity and must treat it in the same way as fighting HITLER.
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - November 19, 2012

    11/19/2012 2:42:05 AM PST · by sneakers · 15 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-p34761/ httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Soaring Toward Totalitarianism

    11/19/2012 12:30:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | Mike Adams
    (Some time in the not-too-distant future at a public university near you). Good morning, everyone. My name is Dean Crawler and I would like to welcome everyone to new staff training here in the Dean of Student's Office at the University of Neo-Communism in Wonderland, or UNCW. I wish to welcome all returning Deans, Associate Deans, Assistant Deans, and Adjunct Deans as well. They say it takes a village to raise a child. One could say that it takes a fiefdom to raise a generation. Of course, we prefer to avoid references to Western civilization here at UNCW. We are...
  • Both Sides Must Give Ground To Avoid Fiscal Cliff

    11/19/2012 12:21:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2012 | Michael Barone
    In his first formal press conference in months, Barack Obama showed that getting re-elected can increase a president's confidence and combativeness. He staked out tough stands on several issues, especially on the looming budget negotiations. Looking ahead to the "fiscal cliff" on Dec. 31, when the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts expire and sequestration cuts government spending sharply, Obama demanded $1.6 trillion of increased revenues as part of any budget bargain. That's twice the number he and Speaker John Boehner agreed on in the grand bargain talks in the summer of 2011. Those talks fell apart when Obama telephoned Boehner...
  • McCain on Benghazi: Yeah, I Got a Pretty Good Idea Why Obama Would Mislead the American Public

    11/19/2012 12:12:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    On CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday morning Arizona Senator John McCain made an astute if obvious observation about why the Obama administration would feel inclined to mislead Americans about the deadly raid (read: terrorist attack) on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya last September: It interferes with their erroneous “al Qaeda is on the run” talking point (via Mediaite):If you look at their narrative…“I got bin laden, al Qaeda’s on the run”… al Qaeda is not on the run. Al Qaeda’s is making a strong comeback all over the Middle East. They’ve got terrorist training camps in Iraq, they’ve taken...
  • Israel Sends Hamas 36-Hour Ultimatum

    11/19/2012 12:11:58 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 88 replies
    IsraelNationalNews ^ | 11/19/2012 | Gil Ronen
    Diplomatic message to Egypt: Hamas terrorism must cease by Tuesday evening or we step up attack. Israel has delivered an ultimatum to Hamas through Egypt, according to which the IDF will widen its offensive in Gaza in 36 hours unless Hamas ceases firing rockets and smuggling arms into Gaza, IDF Radio reported Monday morning. Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz told the station that the time left before Israel steps up its attack can be measured in "hours, not days." "We are at a junction," he said. "Either we go toward a calm or toward a meaningful widening of the operation… including...
  • French Right descends into farce with bitter battle to become Sarkozy's heir

    11/19/2012 12:02:48 AM PST · by Cincinna · 12 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 11/19/2012 | Henry Samuel
    A bitter election battle to succeed Nicolas Sarkozy as new leader of France’s main centre-Right party, UMP, has gone down to the wire in a contest that could decide whether or not the group swings farther Right. Jean-Francois Cope, the party’s firebrand secretary-general, was more than 3,000 votes ahead of the moderate Francois Fillon, with some 155,000 ballots counted from the election among the party’s 300,000 members. With the outcome still unclear, the surprise of the night was the higher-than-expected score of Mr Copé, 48, who was expected to finish well behind Mr Fillon, 58. Last night members of the...
  • EU: Merkel's day of reckoning as taxpayer haircut on Greece looms

    11/18/2012 11:53:03 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/18/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Germany, Holland, and the creditor states of northern Europe have not lost a single cent on eurozone rescue packages, so far. They have lent money, at a theoretical profit. They have issued a fistful of guarantees to Europe’s twin bail-out funds, covering Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, and soon Cyprus. They have taken on opaque and potentially huge liabilities through the European Central Bank. Yet little has disturbed the illusion that the euro is a free lunch for the surplus powers. An assumption persists that the creditors will be spared the consequences of flooding Southern Europe with excess capital. All the...
  • Education 'Change Agent' Michelle Rhee: The Left Connection [bamboozle and infiltrate]

    11/18/2012 11:27:55 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 19, 2012 | M. Catharine Evans and Ann Kane
    Who would have thought the ubiquitous education superstar Michelle Rhee would be sitting next to Andy Stern on the board of the Broad Foundation? Yes, that's right. The Republican governors' siren and CEO of StudentsFirst works alongside the former SEIU leader, who's visited the White House more than anyone else in the past four years and who said "workers of the world, unite" back in 2007. Stern is the same guy who called the left-leaning former KB Homes executive Eli Broad his "favorite billionaire" in 2005 when the union elites and progressive business owners got together to seriously implement their...
  • America, Israel, Gaza, the World

    11/18/2012 11:12:27 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 13 replies
    The American Interest ^ | November 18, 2012 | Walter Russell Mead
    As Israeli airstrikes and naval shells bombarded Gaza this weekend, the world asked the question that perennially frustrates, confuses and enrages so many people across the planet: Why aren’t the Americans hating on Israel more? As in Operation Cast Lead, the last big conflict between Israel and Hamas, and as during the operation against Hezbollah in Lebanon, much of the world screams in outrage while America yawns. If anything, many of Israel’s military operations are more popular and less controversial in the United States than they are in Israel itself. This time around, President Barack Obama and his administration have...
  • Homeland Security promotes welfare to new immigrants in government ‘welcome’ materials

    11/18/2012 10:59:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/18/12 | Caroline May
    Ask not what you can do for your country, but what your new country can do for you. “Welcome to USA.gov,” a website maintained by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), bills itself as the “primary gateway for new immigrants to find basic information on how to settle in the United States” — featuring a prominent section for new immigrants about how to access government benefits. “Depending on your immigration status, length of time in the United States, and income, you may be eligible for some federal benefit programs,” the Web page reads. “Government assistance...
  • Santa Monica Forced To CANCEL Christmas After Atheist Campaigner Launches Protest...

    11/18/2012 9:31:05 PM PST · by Steelfish · 68 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 18, 2012
    Santa Monica Forced To CANCEL Christmas After Atheist Campaigner Launches Protest Against Town's Holiday Decorations 18 November 2012 A California town has been forced to axe its Christmas decorations after an atheist protester objected to a 14-piece religious display in the town centre and set up his own booths mocking Christianity and preventing church groups from celebrating the holidays. Officials in Santa Monica, California have snuffed the city's holiday tradition this year rather than intervening in the religious fight - prompting churches which have set up a 14-scene Christian diorama every year for decades to sue over freedom of speech...
  • Why We Should Stop Obsessing About The Federal Budget Deficit

    11/18/2012 9:29:56 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 40 replies
    http://robertreich.org/ ^ | November 18 2012 | Robert Reich
    wish President Obama and the Democrats would explain to the nation that the federal budget deficit isn’t the nation’s major economic problem and deficit reduction shouldn’t be our major goal. Our problem is lack of good jobs and sufficient growth, and our goal must be to revive both. Deficit reduction leads us in the opposite direction — away from jobs and growth. The reason the “fiscal cliff” is dangerous (and, yes, I know – it’s not really a “cliff” but more like a hill) is because it’s too much deficit reduction, too quickly. It would suck too much demand out...
  • Why Obama Care Is Still No Sure Thing

    11/18/2012 9:26:03 PM PST · by FreedomNotSafety · 56 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/19/2012 | Capretta and Levin
    Link only. Can't copy with my phone.
  • Soros increases his stake in AIG

    11/18/2012 8:56:04 PM PST · by bronxville · 8 replies
    muckety.com ^ | 11-18-2012 | Laurie Bennett
    Soros increases his stake in AIG By Laurie Bennett November 18, 2012 at 5:56am One of the likely beneficiaries of the government-backed recovery of American International Group: billionaire George Soros. Soros Fund Management has upped its investment in AIG, bringing its holdings to 15.2 million shares, worth $484 million. The fund last week reported AIG as its third largest investment (after Micron and Lucent). Soros is a longtime supporter of liberal causes and Democratic politicians. In the last election, he gave $1 million to the major super PAC supporting President Obama’s re-election, and another $1 million to American Bridge 21st...
  • FDA Panel OKs Bird Flu Vaccine Stockpiling

    11/18/2012 8:40:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    KARN News Radio ^ | November 18, 2012 | ABC News Radio
    (WASHINGTON) -- A vaccine for the H5N1 avian flu, or bird flu, has been approved by a panel of experts to be stockpiled for emergency use in case of a pandemic. A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted 14-0 in favor that the vaccine, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in Quebec, was in compliance with licensing standards under accelerated approval regulations, reports MedPage Today. H5N1 currently does not spread as easily among humans as it does among domestic foul, but flu experts have feared it could mutate and potentially lead to a pandemic. In infected humans, the virus is...
  • Ross Mirkarimi Dresses Like General Eisenhower

    11/18/2012 8:36:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Thu., Nov. 15 2012 | Joe Eskenazi
    Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and District Attorney George Gascón aren't exactly seeing eye to eye these days. But if a common bond could be forged, perhaps the first step to take would be uniting the warring city officials over their shared sartorial senses. As police chief, Gascón was far more likely than not to wander into police headquarters dressed like a lawyer. Gascón is a lawyer, and Mirkarimi is not -- but, in the limited amount of time the sheriff has been permitted to do the job he was elected to do, he's often outfitted like one. So, it was a...
  • Autopsy Identifies Man Shot And Killed After Trying To Rob Beer Store(PA)

    11/18/2012 7:51:57 PM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    yourerie.com ^ | 18 November, 2012 | NA
    A man attempted to rob a Beer For Less store in Millcreek is identified Coroner Lyell Cook tells us Patrick Atkins, 21 years old, was pronounced dead at Hamot yesterday just before 9 pm. Cook says he died of a single gun shot wound to the chest, and Cook ruled it a homicide. The shooting happened just after 8 tonight at the Presque Isle Beer For Less store at 2756 West 12th Street. Atkins reportedly walked into the store with a small handgun in an apparent attempt to rob the store. The clerk in the store was armed with a...
  • Phil Tong, Sheriff's Deputy, Arrested on Suspicion of Bank Robbery

    11/18/2012 7:49:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Fri., Nov. 16 2012 | Erin Sherbert
    A San Francisco sheriff's deputy was hauled to his own county jail this morning after authorities identified him on a surveillance camera as the suspect who allegedly robbed a local Bank of America. Officer Albie Esparza tells us that on Nov. 7 about 4:50 p.m., Deputy Phil Tong, 36, allegedly walked into the Bank of America at 3701 Balboa St., handed the teller a note that said he had a gun, and demanded cash. He fled with $1,700 and was last seen on Balboa Street headed toward 39th Avenue. Police say they recognized him on the surveillance camera holding a...
  • EPA rules Ariz. power plants must upgrade

    11/18/2012 7:47:15 PM PST · by lowbridge · 48 replies
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency met a deadline Thursday on a plan to control emissions from three Arizona power plants that it contends have impaired visibility at places like the Grand Canyon. The Associated Press reports that the EPA had proposed approving Arizona's air-quality plan to reduce sulfur dioxide and soot at the Apache coal-fired plant in Cochise, along with the Cholla and Coronado plants. But when it came to nitrogen oxide emissions, the EPA suggested the state's plan didn't go far enough and came up with one of its own. The conflict highlights the tension between the EPA and...
  • Hamas wants end to blockade in cease-fire talks, official says [Barf Alert]

    11/18/2012 7:23:50 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun November 18, 2012 | Frederick Pleitgen, Sara Sidner and Kareem Khadder
    (CNN) -- Hamas wants an end to Israel's long blockade of Gaza and raids on the territory in any cease-fire that might put a stop to five days of weaponry plummeting from the sky, a top Palestinian official said Sunday. Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that has ruled Gaza since 2007, said an Israeli airstrike killed a family of 10 on Sunday. Israel, meanwhile, said Hamas had fired nearly 150 rockets into Israel in a single day, and that the strike was aimed at killing one of the leaders of the militant group's rocket corps -- but Israel was unsure...
  • This may be the time for that divorce

    11/18/2012 7:14:05 PM PST · by campg · 31 replies
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | 11/18/12 | Dennis Clayson
    Given the results of recent national elections, it appears that the nation is split on a number of issues that neither side considers negotiable. In May 2009, I wrote an article suggesting an amicable divorce between the two sides, with a partitioning of national assets between the two groups based on what was dear to each. It was a rhetorical device to outline the differences found in a split nation, and to make a larger point about ideology applied to everyday life. Looking at the recent election, it may be time to revisit the idea. The winners of the last...
  • This may be the time for that divorce

    11/18/2012 7:13:51 PM PST · by campg · 14 replies
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | 11/18/12 | Dennis Clayson
    Given the results of recent national elections, it appears that the nation is split on a number of issues that neither side considers negotiable. In May 2009, I wrote an article suggesting an amicable divorce between the two sides, with a partitioning of national assets between the two groups based on what was dear to each. It was a rhetorical device to outline the differences found in a split nation, and to make a larger point about ideology applied to everyday life. Looking at the recent election, it may be time to revisit the idea. The winners of the last...
  • Maryland’s Endemic Corruption: An Object Lesson for the Nation

    11/18/2012 7:01:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | November 15, 2012 | James Simpson
    Maryland is one of the most corrupt states in our nation. Nowhere is this fact more evident than with the state’s treatment of illegal aliens. Maryland politicians have literally become lawless in their efforts to cultivate illegals, and this lawlessness flows downhill from the very top. I will focus on a few of the more egregious examples. In 2011, we published a report on CASA de Maryland, a Silver Spring-based illegal immigrant advocacy group that parrots ACORN in both its methods and associates—which include the Communist Party USA, FMLN, (a former Salvadoran communist guerilla group, now a political party), ACORN...
  • Fillon and Cope claim win in French UMP vote

    11/18/2012 6:51:12 PM PST · by Cincinna · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | Staff
    Both candidates have claimed victory in the race to become France's next opposition leader, in a contest marred by allegations of vote-rigging. Hundreds of votes are said to separate right-wing candidate Jean-Francois Cope and ex-PM Francois Fillon. As the neck-and-neck result emerged, supporters of both UMP candidates made accusations of vote fraud. The party has been without a leader since Nicolas Sarkozy was defeated in the May presidential election. Mr Cope has been secretary general of the conservative UMP since 2010 while his rival was prime minister for five years during Mr Sarkozy's presidency. More than 50% of the party's...
  • CONGRESSMAN ALLEN WEST STATEMENT ON STATUS OF RACE

    11/18/2012 6:45:08 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 102 replies
    AllenWestRepublic ^ | 11-18-2012 | AllenWestRepublic
    CONGRESSMAN ALLEN WEST STATEMENT ON STATUS OF RACE Posted by allenwestrepublic on November 18, 2012 Stuart, FL – Congressman Allen West released the following statement regarding the election results certified today by the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections: “Since Election Day we have been working for a fair and accurate accounting of the election outcome in which voters can put their full trust. We will review the results of today’s recount and the other available data to determine how to proceed. I have been humbled by the support we have received and the hard work of so many to...
  • Anonymous claims to have blocked GOP election theft with Ohio firewall (o rly?)

    11/18/2012 6:24:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    examiner.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Michael Santo
    Hacktivist group Anonymous has done some good things and some bad things. It all depends on your point of view. Now the group has come forward and said they are the reason that Karl Rove nearly went apoplectic on Fox News on Nov. 6, Election Night 2012. Thom Hartmann reported the claim on his radio show on Friday, which is simulcast on Current TV (video of the Current TV broadcast is embedded). Of course, Anonymous has claimed things in the past which later turned out to be false, but as Hartmann said: "it makes sense." Republican strategist Karl Rove seemed...
  • Obama Supporters 'Not Responsible Enough To Own A Firearm,' AZ Gun Store's Sign Declares

    11/18/2012 6:10:07 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 49 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 11/18/12 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    It was reported over the weekend that the owner of a gun store in Arizona is telling Pres. Obama's supporters he doesn't want their business. Cope Reynolds, the owner of Southwest Shooting Authority, a gun store located in Pinetop, Arizona, took out a full page ad in a local newspaper that read: "If you voted for Barack Obama your business is not welcome." The New York Daily News reports that Mr. Reynolds also posted a sign on the store's front door: "If you voted for Obama, please turn around and leave! You have proven you are not responsible enough to...