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  • Reagan Vindicated: Missile Defense Works

    11/19/2012 2:39:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Commentary ^ | 11/17/2012 | Max Boot
    The latest Gaza war is only a few days old, but already one conclusion can be drawn: missile defense works. This is only the latest vindication for the vision of Ronald Reagan who is emerging as a consensus pick for one of the all-time great U.S. presidents. For it was Ronald Reagan who made missile defense a major priority for the U.S. and our allies. His 1983 speech on the subject was widely derided as “Star Wars” because he envisioned that some missile would be intercepted in space. For years critics claimed that it was impossible to intercept missiles in...
  • GQ to Marco Rubio: How old is the Earth? (They forgot to ask the abortion-in-case-of-rape question)

    11/19/2012 2:35:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/18/2012 | AllahPundit
    You need to read the full interview to appreciate how much of a non sequitur this question was. He's going back and forth with the author, Michael Hainey, about the standard post-election fare --- Obama, 2016, his biography --- and then, out of nowhere, "How old do you think the Earth is?" It's not organically part of the conversation but suddenly there it is, and Hainey doesn't follow up on it. It has a distinct check-the-box feel to it, as if either he himself or his editors wanted to make sure that the question was asked but weren't particularly interested...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, November-19-2012

    11/19/2012 2:33:10 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 58 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • IDF Blows Up Hamas Soccer Field-Missile Site

    11/19/2012 2:22:10 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 29 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 11/19/2012 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The IDF Sunday night bombed a Gaza City soccer field that camouflaged a Hamas underground missile launching site it used to attack Tel Aviv last Friday. Use of the soccer field to attack Israel explains several Hamas claims in the past that Israel has attacked children playing soccer. Covering an underground missile site with a soccer field is part of Hamas's strategy to use civilian sites for terrorist activities. The strategy has been effective in causing deaths to civilians who live in homes that are used to house terrorists or serve as weapons depots. Hamas has claimed that dozens of...
  • Church of England priest gets 4-year sentence for sexually abusing teenage boys

    11/19/2012 2:10:32 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 38 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | Monday, November 19, 2012 | The Associated Press
    London - A retired Church of England priest has been jailed for four years after admitting that he sexually abused three boys between 1983 and 1991. The case against 75-year-old Rev. Ronald Johns revealed that the bishop of Carlisle had responded to another boy's complaint in 1993 by moving the priest but taking no further action.
  • Obama, Suu Kyi And The Forbidden Kiss ("grave breach of custom")

    11/19/2012 2:07:02 PM PST · by Arthurio · 70 replies
    As Barack Obama appeared in the home of Myanmar pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon, the U.S. president planted a platonic, but very affectionate, kiss on her cheek (to which she appeared to slightly recoil in embarrassment). This act has surprisingly elicited little or no comment in the global press thus far – quite unusual since public displays of affection represent a grave breach of custom in virtually all Asian countries. Obama likely did not mean to offend his Burmese hosts, however, as a well-travelled man of the world, he must have known that a kiss – especially...
  • EU countries urge Israel not to invade Gaza

    11/19/2012 2:01:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 19.11.12 @ 09:25 (Nov. 19) | Andrew Rettman
    Two leading EU countries have urged Israel not to launch ground operations in Gaza. Speaking ahead of a foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels on Monday (19 November), the UK’s Wiliam Hague told Sky News on Sunday that “a ground invasion of Gaza would lose Israel a lot of the international support and sympathy that they have in this situation.” France’s Laurent Fabius while on a visit to Tel Aviv also on Sunday told press: “War is not an option. It’s never the solution.” The EU in a joint statement last week blamed Hamas, the militant group which controls Gaza, for...
  • Barack Obama warned: don't be lured by Burma 'mirage of success'

    11/19/2012 1:59:45 PM PST · by Arthurio · 6 replies
    -snip- But President Obama's remarks to an audience of around 1,500 people were greeted politely rather than with rapturous applause. His frequent extolling of the United States as a model for Burma to follow was not appreciated by all the audience. "I didn't like the speech too much. Our country has changed a lot since the start of the reforms. He doesn't seem to think that. He wants us to follow the example of the US, but we need to find our own way," said Phyo Si Thar, a 22-year-old student from Burma's Maritime University.
  • We’re heading for economic dictatorship

    11/19/2012 1:57:09 PM PST · by mojito · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/17/2012 | Janet Daley
    Forget about that dead parrot of a question – should we join the eurozone? The eurozone has officially joined us in a newly emerging international organisation: we are all now members of the Permanent No-growth Club. And the United States has just re-elected a president who seems determined to sign up too. No government in what used to be called “the free world” seems prepared to take the steps that can stop this inexorable decline. They are all busily telling their electorates that austerity is for other people (France), or that the piddling attempts they have made at it will...
  • Paula Broadwell smacks photographer in forehead with car door

    11/19/2012 1:53:45 PM PST · by maggief · 98 replies
    NYDN ^ | November 19, 2012 | ennifer H. Cunningham AND Bill Hutchinson
    David Petraeus’ ex-mistress, Paula Broadwell, left a female news photographer with a bloodied forehead Monday in a confrontation outside the biographer’s North Carolina home. The 40-year-old West Point grad smacked the photographer with the driver’s side door of her Nissan Pathfinder SUV. “I had my camera and in all the chaos the door slammed and I got hit in the head with the flash,” said Nell Redmond, a freelancer for the Associated press. Redmond suffered a small cut on her forehead in the incident, witnessed by a Daily News reporter. The encounter occurred just before 2 p.m. as Broadwell, wearing...
  • Flying Camera From Animal Rights Group Shot Down at Pigeon Shoot

    11/19/2012 1:43:27 PM PST · by Larry R. Johnson · 119 replies
    NBC 10 Philadelphia ^ | 11/19/2012 | David Chang
    Police are investigating an incident at a Berks County hunting club in which someone on the hunting grounds allegedly targeted a mechanical flying object rather than a living and breathing one.
  • Massachusetts to give in-state tuition to illegal immigrants

    11/19/2012 1:35:53 PM PST · by matt04 · 24 replies
    Illegal immigrants in Massachusetts will become eligible for in-state tuition at public universities and community colleges, based on an interpretation of a new federal law by Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick. In June, Democratic President Barack Obama announced that the Department of Homeland Security will grant temporary relief from deportation to some illegal immigrants who immigrated as children and do not represent a public safety threat. The policy allowed the government to grant “deferred action” status to these immigrants, which means they would not be deported for two years and they would be granted work visas. The government has started accepting...
  • Suddenly There's Talk Of A New Motive For The Benghazi Attack

    11/19/2012 1:32:03 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 37 replies
    business Insider ^ | Nov. 12, 2012, 5:02 PM | Michael Kelley and Geoffrey Ingersoll
    As the spotlight shines on ex-CIA Director David Petraeus' biographer-turned-mistress Paula Broadwell, journalists have uncovered a speech in which she may have revealed classified information about the attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Broadwell told a Denver audience in October: "Now I don't know if a lot of you heard this, but the CIA annex [to the consulate] had taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoner and they think that the attack on the consulate was an effort to try to get these prisoners back."The CIA adamantly denied her the claim, which would have been a violation of laws prohibiting CIA detention....
  • Official: 'Racist' Hamas Targeting Ethiopians, Asians

    11/19/2012 1:29:48 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 4 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 11/19/2012 | David Lev
    New Ethiopian immigrants, who have no family in the country, are suffering greatly from Hamas' ongoing rocket attacks Although “only” three Israelis have been killed as a result of the ongoing Hamas terror rocket attacks against Israel, hundreds of thousands of people are suffering – perhaps none more than residents of immigrant absorption centers in southern Israel. Unlike veteran Israeli families, these new immigrants – many of them olim from Ethiopia – have no family elsewhere in the country to take them in, and hence nowhere to go. ...... Some 450 Ethiopian immigrants, most of them in the country only...
  • Four More Top Terrorists Eliminated

    11/19/2012 1:24:35 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 40 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 11/19/2012 | David Lev
    IDF planes on Monday targeted and eliminated another four senior Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists. .... That the loss of the four to Gaza Arab terrorists was evident from the fact that Hamas denied that the IDF had eliminated the four. In a statement, Hamas said that it could not confirm that the four had been killed by the IDF, and said that they were “out of communication range.” Among the four was Abu al-Attah, a member of the Hamas senior military council. Al-Attah directed hundreds of rocket attacks against Israel, including long-range attacks. He was also a senior figure...
  • Hamas Leader Dares Israel to Invade Amid Gaza Airstrikes

    11/19/2012 1:22:38 PM PST · by lbryce · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 19, 2012 | By FARES AKRAM, JODI RUDOREN and ALAN COWELL
    GAZA CITY — The top leader of Hamas dared Israel on Monday to launch a ground invasion of Gaza and dismissed diplomatic efforts to broker a cease-fire in the six-day-old conflict, as the Israeli military conducted a new wave of deadly airstrikes on the besieged Palestinian enclave, including a second hit on a 15-story building that houses media outlets. A volley of rockets fired from Gaza into southern Israel included one that hit a vacant school. Speaking at a news conference in Cairo, where the diplomatic efforts were under way, the Hamas leader, Khaled Meshal, suggested that the Israeli infantry...
  • Can Mitt Romney Save Hostess?

    11/19/2012 1:19:44 PM PST · by drewh · 57 replies
    Long Island Poltics ^ | Fri, Nov 16, 2012
    Could Mitt Romney save Hostess? Like him or not, if you have ever shopped at a Staples and/or Sports Authority, you have Mitt Romney and his Bain Capital buddies to thank. And now that Mr. Romney is not running — well anything, maybe he can shift his energy towards an endeavor greater than saving the nation from the “looming fiscal cliff” … and rescue my favorite cakes from extinction. Sure President Obama may have saved the auto-industry, but bring back Ho Ho’s, Sno-Balls and Wonder Bread and Virginia, Minnesota & Michigan become easy wins in the next presidential election. Wanna...
  • Chicago Teachers Strategize on How to Indoctrinate Kids with Marxism

    11/19/2012 1:13:12 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | November 19, 2012 | Da Tagliare
    Visit Godfather Politics: In September, the Chicago Teachers Union went on strike, shutting down the Windy City’s schools for 10 days. Many of those same teachers were in attendance on Nov. 10 at the Midwest Marxism Conference held at Northwestern University in Chicago. The topics of the conference were: Marxism, Crisis & Resistance The Meaning of Marxism The Flint Sit-down Strikes & The Founding of the UAW From Apartheid Schools to the New Jim Crow: Racism, USA The Democrats: A Critical History Russia: A Case Study in Workers Power & Revolution Socialists & Trade Unions Class, Race & the Civil...
  • Hotels and Hassles

    11/19/2012 1:11:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 20, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Few things can make you appreciate home like staying in a hotel. This includes not only low-budget, bare bones hotels but also sweepingly large and ornate luxury hotels. What many hotels seem to have in common are needless hassles. Since most people who stay in hotels do so while traveling, and stay only a few days in a given hotel, you might think that those who run hotels would want to make it easy for someone who arrives a little tired (or a lot tired) from traveling to use the various devices they find in their hotel room. But you...
  • The CIA Probably Had The Authority To Hold Prisoners At The Secret Benghazi Annex

    11/19/2012 1:08:20 PM PST · by maggief · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 19, 2012 | Michael Kelley |
    In October Paula Broadwell told an audience that the CIA in Benghazi "had taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoner" at its secret annex. The CIA flatly denied the claim, saying that the agency "has not had detention authority since January 2009, when Executive Order 13491 was issued. Any suggestion that the Agency is still in the detention business is uninformed and baseless." Marc Thiessen of the American Enterprise Institute points out that the denial is factually incorrect because while Obama ordered the closure of all CIA detention facilities (i.e. “Black Sites”), the order states that it "does not...