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  • Honeywell: Cuts to U.S. military spending 'need to occur'

    11/19/2012 4:29:32 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 42 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | Nov 19 2012 | Stacy Jones
    While most large U.S. defense contractors have warned a $500 billion cut in military spending over the next 10 years could be disastrous, Honeywell International today bucked the trend and announced it would welcome the reductions. During a meeting with investors Mike Madsen, president of Honeywell's defense and space unit said that the company recognizes that a majority of the budget cuts that make up the so-called "fiscal cliff" will happen. "We're not really fighting these—they need to occur," he said.
  • Orlando Health to cut record number of jobs to save money [Obamanomics Strikes Again!]

    11/19/2012 4:22:39 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 11/19/12 | Marni Jameson
    For the first time in its nearly 100-year history, Orlando Health is reducing its workforce by up to 400 positions starting immediately, hospital officials announced this morning. The elimination of 300 to 400 jobs will occur in two phases, and represents a 2- to 3-percent decrease in the system's 16,000 employees, said Orlando Health spokeswoman Kena Lewis. The reductions affect all departments and all eight of its hospitals, including Orlando Regional Medical Center and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. The first wave of employees affected by the "labor expense reduction" portion of the initiative received their notices Friday, said Lewis....
  • Flying Camera From Animal Rights Group Shot Down at Pigeon Shoot

    11/19/2012 4:08:59 PM PST · by Renfield · 11 replies
    nbcphiladelphia.com ^ | 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. SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) are in the midst of a campaign against the Wing Pointe commercial hunting grounds in Hamburg, Berks County and its live pigeon shoots in which the birds are shot down. SHARK began to use an “Octocopter,” a remote controlled flying machine with a high tech video camera, to secretly record the pigeon shoots as they happen. "The pigeon shooters are basically going into...
  • The Russians invade the Adriatic coast

    11/19/2012 4:08:16 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 3 replies
    Presseurop ^ | 16 November 2012
    They come for the sea, sun, for peace and quiet ... and business opportunities. Taking advantage of old historical and cultural ties, more and more Russians are settling the former Yugoslav republic and EU member candidate Montenegro. For the Russian Vadim Soendoekov every working day starts in the same way: with a cup of coffee on the beach. "The beach, the sun and the sea, what more could you want?" he asks from under his straw parasol. The beach on which Soendoekov enjoys his morning coffee lies at the foot of the centuries-old ramparts of Budva, a picturesque town that...
  • Reid Statement on Nevada's October Unemployment Rate

    11/19/2012 4:04:40 PM PST · by mdittmar · 18 replies
    Nevada Senator Harry Reid ^ | November 19, 2012 | Nevada Senator Harry Reid
    Searchlight, NV- Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Nevada’s unemployment rate decreased from 11.8 percent to 11.5 percent in October: “The continued reduction in Nevada’s unemployment rate is promising. Nevadans are getting back to work, but small businesses in our state still need opportunities to expand and hire new workers. We must do more to ensure Nevada’s middle class is made stronger. “Nevadans and Americans across the country agree that we can strengthen the middle class by adopting a balanced fiscal policy that requires millionaires and billionaires to pay a little more. In July, the Senate passed...
  • Official: 'Racist' Hamas Targeting Ethiopians, Asians

    11/19/2012 3:59:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/11/12 | David Lev
    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. On Monday, Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky visited one of these centers. Accompanying a delegation from the North American UJA-Federation, Sharansky visited the Ivim Absorption Center in the Sha'ar Hanegev...
  • 'Anti-Thanksgiving’ Potluck Dinner Sparks Controversy On UVA Campus

    11/19/2012 3:39:24 PM PST · by drewh · 41 replies
    Campus Reform.org ^ | on Nov 19, 2012 | By Oliver Darcy,
    An “anti-Thanksgiving potluck” planned for Monday night is stirring controversy on the University of Virginia (UVA) campus. The event, hosted by the American Indian Student Union (AISU), aims to “discuss Thanksgiving from a Native American perspective” over a potluck dinner. Students at the University of Virginia are holding an ‘anti-Thanksgiving’ potluck on Monday night. The anti-Thanksgiving celebration will provide a “contrast…with the typical American view of Thanksgiving,” AISU president Katelyn Krause promised an NBC affiliate. Krause declined an interview with Campus Reform. Nicole Bailey, Executive-in-Chief of the conservative newspaper, The Virginia Advocate, however, told Campus Reform that she understands the...
  • Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Still Has Capitol Hill Allies, but Support is Waning

    11/19/2012 3:22:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    US News ^ | 11/19/12 | Lauren Fox
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Still Has Capitol Hill Allies, but Support is WaningAs allegations mount, Illinois politicians are standing with Jackson -- for now By Lauren Fox November 19, 2012 **SNIP** Fellow Democratic Illinois Rep. Danny Davis says that while Jackson faces mounting problems, it's hard to believe his long-time friend would have engaged in such behavior. Jackson is accused of purchasing a $40,000 Rolex and redecorating his home with campaign finances. "If he were functioning not in an altered mental or emotional state, he would not have committed those acts," Davis says. "They don't seem like something that a...
  • Smith & Wesson Announces Stronger Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Net Sales and Net Income

    11/19/2012 3:21:49 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    -- Preliminary Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Net Sales of Approximately $136 Million, Up 48% Year-over-Year -- Preliminary Net Income from Continuing Operations Per Diluted Share of Approximately $0.23 to $0.24 versus $0.01 for Same Quarter Last Year -- Company Reiterates Full Year Fiscal 2013 Financial Guidance
  • Swedish child's appendix bursts after 20 hour ER wait

    11/19/2012 3:16:55 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 36 replies
    The Local (Sweden) ^ | 19 Nov 12 16:36 CET
    A nine-year-old boy with appendicitis was made to wait more than 20 hours for surgery at the emergency ward of a Stockholm-area children's hospital before his appendix finally burst. "The only treatment he received was morphine and paracetamol tablets so he didn't die from the pain," Jesper, the father of nine-year-old William Strömgren, told the Dagens Nyheter (DN) newspaper. William arrived at Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital in Stockholm last Thursday after suffering stomach pains for days. He was immediately diagnosed with appendicitis, but then nothing happened. After having his operation repeatedly pushed back by doctors, William's desperate parents were told...
  • Port of Portland Labor Strike Threatens to Cripple Shipping

    11/19/2012 3:16:35 PM PST · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/19/12 | Breitbart News
    In the latest round of union aggressiveness that has marked the short post-Obama re-election era, officials at the Port of Portland are prepping for a strike by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union beginning November 25. Thanks to the strike, shippers will begin bypassing Portland altogether. Meanwhile, unions are also threatening to strike at grain terminals in Portland, Vancouver, and Puget Sound, driving up the price of grain across the country. As The Oregonian
  • Several EU leaders opt out of Nobel peace bash

    11/19/2012 3:10:47 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 8 replies
    The Local (Norway) ^ | 14 Nov 2012 16:57 GMT+01:00
    Fewer than a dozen European leaders have so far accepted an invitation to attend next month's Oslo ceremony to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union, this year's controversial winner, the Nobel Institute said on Wednesday. "Between eight and 10 have said they would come and and somewhat fewer have responded in the negative," the director of the institute, Geir Lundestad, told AFP. After the unexpected awarding of the peace prize to a crisis-stricken EU on October 12th the bloc's President Herman Van Rompuy invited all the leaders of the 27 member states to attend the ceremony, which...
  • Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Declares a Special Dividend of $4.50 Per Share

    11/19/2012 3:10:29 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 20 replies
    Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (RGR) announced today that its Board of Directors voted to declare a special dividend of $4.50 per share on the Company’s issued and outstanding shares of common stock. This cash dividend will be paid on December 21, 2012 to shareholders of record as of December 7, 2012. Chief Executive Officer Michael O. Fifer commented on the special dividend, “The decision to return this cash to our shareholders was based on an analysis that indicates we can continue to fund our high rate of organic growth, including expected increases in both working capital and capital expenditures,...
  • Republican Brothel Owner Who Employs 80 Prostitutes Wins Election as County Commissioner in Nevada

    11/19/2012 3:07:25 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 114 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 19 November 2012 | Daily Mail (U.K.)
    Brothel owner who employs 80 prostitutes wins election as county commissioner in Nevada... and he's a Republican Lance Gilman is a thriving businessman with dozens of employees. That those workers include a good many prostitutes didn't faze the people of a rural Nevada county who recently elected him as a Storey County commissioner by a wide margin. The Mustang Ranch brothel owner is the first such owner to win election to public office in Nevada since prostitution was legalized here in 1971, Nevada historian Guy Rocha said. And he's believed to be the first to do so in the state's...
  • German soldiers 'ready to defend Turkish-Syrian border'

    11/19/2012 3:06:00 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 13 replies
    The Local (Germany) ^ | 17 Nov 12 09:58 CET
    German soldiers and missiles seem likely to be posted to Turkey’s border with Syria soon. One report suggested the government was checking the legality of such a posting, ahead of a Turkish request expected on Monday. The Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported on Saturday that government officials were discussing whether a parliamentary mandate would be needed to send the 170 soldiers which would be needed to staff two Patriot missile units as part of a NATO mission. The Turkish government said ten days ago it wanted the air defence missiles for its border with Syria, where rockets from the civil-war-wracked country...
  • Britain “sleepwalking to EU exit”, warns Labour

    11/19/2012 3:05:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 19 November 2012 | (EurActiv.com with Reuters)
    Opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband vowed on Monday (19 November) he would not let Britain sleepwalk towards exit from the European Union as Prime Minister David Cameron prepared for tough talks in Brussels this week on a renewal of the bloc’s budget. Speaking to a conference of business leaders, the pro-EU Miliband said leaving Europe would be bad for prosperity and a betrayal of Britain’s national interests. “Increasingly we see euroskepticism on the rise among the British public—we see cabinet ministers in this government openly calling for Britain to leave,” Miliband said. “For those of us like me, who care...
  • IMF considering loonie as reserve currency

    11/19/2012 3:01:05 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 14 replies
    Financial Post ^ | November 19, 2012 | Anchalee Worrachate & John Detrixhe
    The International Monetary Fund said it’s considering classifying the Australian and the Canadian dollars as reserve currencies. The two “are to be considered for inclusion” separately in the IMF’s “Currency Composition of Official Foreign-Exchange Reserves” data, the Washington-based lender said in a report published on Nov. 14. They’ve previously been included in an “other currencies” category in the COFER reports.
  • Michael Moore: 'Drive the Rich Off Fiscal Cliff'

    11/19/2012 2:57:28 PM PST · by drewh · 50 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | 19 Nov 2012, 1:48 PM PDT | by Christian Toto
    Far-left filmmaker Michael Moore is on board with President Barack Obama's class warfare rhetoric. The documentarian only wishes the president would back it up with extreme policy positions. Moore took to The Huffington Post today to share an open letter to President Obama. It's full of fiscally ludicrous suggestions as well as the kind of rich-bashing that's part and parcel of Moore's faux Everyman shtick. Yes, the Oscar winner is wealthier than most of the people who see his films (and has the fancy homes to prove it), but he prefers not to focus on that inconvenient fact. He's also...
  • Twinkies May Find Buyer, Hostess CEO Says (Several expressions of interest on the table)

    11/19/2012 2:54:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/18/2012 | Linsey Davis and Taylor Behrendt
    Hostess Brands, the maker of the iconic Twinkies snack cakes, may find a buyer when it heads to bankruptcy court today to liquidate the 82-year-old company, the company’s CEO says. “I think we’ll find buyers,” CEO Gregory F. Rayburn told ABC News on Sunday. ”A few have surfaced already since Friday expressing interest in the brand to acquire them.” Con Agra and Flowers Foods are among the companies that have expressed interest in Hostess, but Mexican company El Grupo Bimbo may have an edge, the Christian Science Monitor reported Saturday. Grupo Bimbo, headed by Mexican billionaire Daniel Servitje Montull, is...
  • Oklahoma is latest to reject state-based health exchange (Obamacare)

    11/19/2012 2:51:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/19/12 | Sam Baker
    Oklahoma is latest to reject state-based health exchangeBy Sam Baker - 11/19/12 03:23 PM ET Add Oklahoma to the list of Republican-led states that won't implement the key feature of President Obama's healthcare law. Gov. Mary Fallin said Monday that she won't set up a state-based insurance exchange — a new portal where people who don't get insurance through their employers can shop for coverage, often with help from a federal subsidy. "It does not benefit Oklahoma taxpayers to actively support and fund a new government program that will ultimately be under the control of the federal government, that is...