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  • U.S. sends warships near Israel in case evacuation needed

    11/19/2012 5:22:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 79 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/19/12 | Barbara Starr
    Three U.S. Navy amphibious warships are returning to the eastern Mediterranean to remain on standby in the event they are needed to assist Americans leaving Israel in the coming days, according to two U.S. officials. The officials stressed an evacuation remains an extremely remote possibility and the Obama administration is not currently planning for one. Americans who wish to leave the region now are able to do so using commercial airlines. But the decision to send the ships even if the event is such a remote contingency underscores the growing concern about where the Israel-Gaza conflict could be headed. "This...
  • CNN Gets 'Fooled' by a Palestinian Child's Death; Real Story Is Hamas Barbarity Against Own People

    11/19/2012 5:14:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    News Busters ^ | 11/19/2012 | Tom Blumer
    A video at CNN with reporting by Sara Sidner from Gaza tells us "how a small child became a symbol of civilian casualties." Some of her narrative: A scene no parent should ever have to endure" "Four year-old Mahmoud Sadallah lies dead in the arms of a neighbor, a child of Gaza, another victim of an airstrike" "we saw no evidence here of military activity." There's even a scene where Ms. Sidner reports having to flee where she is currently reporting because "there are airstrikes" and "rockets" Since Hamas doesn't have an air force, we're supposed to assume that Israel's...
  • Israel's Iron Dome A Missile Defense Success

    11/19/2012 5:03:52 PM PST · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 19, 2012
    Security: As Hamas launches rockets toward Israeli population centers, Tel Aviv's investment in missile defense passes its acid test, destroying the vast majority. The U.S., meanwhile, is moving in just the opposite direction. On Sunday, Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system successfully shot down two Iranian-made Fajr-5 rockets aimed at the heart of Tel-Aviv by Hamas' armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades. It was just one of many such interceptions by what is now the world's only battle-tested missile defense system. The "Fajr" (Dawn) series are mobile-launched, unguided, solid-fuel artillery rockets developed by Iran during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war with...
  • Leaders with Ginni Thomas: Russian historian Pavel Stroilov

    11/19/2012 5:03:30 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 2 replies
    Russia continues to tighten restrictions on political opponents of President Vladimir Putin, who approved a law last week allowing treason charges against anyone who possesses state secrets. One such dissident, Pavel Stroilov, is a Russian historian living in London after he stole more than 50,000 secret Kremlin documents from the Gorbachev Foundation in 2003. He edited a book with Alexander Litvinenko, a critic of Putin who was poisoned in London in 2006. One of the documents he obtained showed that a 1979 U.S. Senate delegation, led by Joe Biden, assured Soviet Union negotiators that the United States was bluffing when...
  • A Lack of Conservative Leadership

    11/19/2012 5:00:28 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 17 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Program ^ | 19 November 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Mark in Chicago, you're next. Welcome, sir, nice to have you here. CALLER: Hey, Rush, thanks for taking my call, and happy Thanksgiving to you. RUSH: Same to you, sir, same to you. CALLER: Hey, Rush, I just want to know -- RUSH: By the way, you know what would be an interesting question, serious question, just randomly ask Americans on the street, "What is Thanksgiving?" Just a thought off the top of my head. Go ahead. What was it you called about? CALLER: Okay, Rush, thanks. Hey, with all due respect to John, just the flip...
  • Feds probe Gulf Coast dolphin killings

    11/19/2012 4:59:51 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 12 replies
    cnn.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | John Fricke
    <p>Conservation experts and federal agents say they're looking into the violent deaths of several bottlenose dolphins along the northern Gulf Coast this year, including one that was shot and another that was stabbed with a screwdriver.</p> <p>"I can't explain why anyone would shoot a dolphin," Jeff Radonski, a Florida-based special agent for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told CNN. Radonski said NOAA is investigating four of the six deaths reported since June.</p>
  • HAMAS WARNS ISRAEL: ‘WE LOVE DEATH MORE THAN YOU LOVE LIFE’

    11/19/2012 4:58:32 PM PST · by grimalkin · 75 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/19/2012 | Tiffany Gabbay
    The videos were created to frighten Israelis and fuel the vitriol already raging in Gaza among members Hamas and its military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades. Palestinian Media Watch brings us the videos and translations. The first video is addressed Israeli soldiers and states: “From the Al-Qassam Brigades to the Zionist soldiers: The Al-Qassam Brigades love death more than you love life.” The message of this video is even more heinous than the first, as Hamas vows to cut off the arms and “gouge out” the eyes of Israelis.
  • Adding up the evidence … to a stolen election

    11/19/2012 4:56:51 PM PST · by Mozilla · 42 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/12/12 | Andrea Shea King
    Ah, the marvels of modern technology! Computers, Internet, mobile devices! Things that make life easier in this day and age. But … this cyber technology also can be used for evil gain too, right? Especially when it comes to elections. As writer Daniel Greenfield posted, “Half the Democratic ground game is voter turnout. The other half is voter fraud. Voter ID would make an impact on this game, but that would be just like the ‘return of segregation’ or something.” Take a look at these headlines: “In Florida: Obama Got Over 99% in Broward County Precincts” “What Luck! Obama Won...
  • Kerry spokeswoman: Speculation over Cabinet is a 'ginormous waste of time'

    11/19/2012 4:52:43 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Kerry spokeswoman: Speculation over Cabinet is a 'ginormous waste of time' By Alexandra Jaffe - 11/19/12 03:58 PM ET A spokeswoman for Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) dismissed questions surrounding his possible appointment to President Obama's cabinet, calling them a "ginormous waste of time." "The speculation season is a ginormous waste of time. Senator Kerry's only focus is his job as senior senator from Massachusetts and Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and that's not changing," Kerry spokeswoman Jodi Seth wrote in an email to The Hill. Speculation has been swirling over Kerry's possible appointment to either secretary of state or...
  • Israeli Airstrike Kills Top Islamic Jihad Commander

    11/19/2012 4:42:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/19/12 | Alexander Marquardt, Anthony Castellano*
    An Israeli strike on a Gaza City high-rise today has killed one of the top militant leaders of Islamic Jihad, the Palestinian militant group said. The second strike in two days on the downtown Gaza City building that houses the Hamas TV station, Al Aqsa, has killed Ramez Harb, who is a leading figure in Al Quds Brigades militant wing, according to a text message Islamic Jihad sent to reporters. Witnesses told the AP that the Israeli airstrike, part of a widening effort to suppress Hamas rocket fire into Israel, struck the building Monday afternoon,
  • McCartney says skip the turkey on Thanksgiving

    11/19/2012 4:38:42 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 101 replies
    McCartney says skip the turkey on Thanksgiving AFP - Former Beatle Paul McCartney, a long-time vegetarian, has joined a campaign by animal rights group PETA to encourage Americans to celebrate a turkey-free Thanksgiving this week. The British rock legend, sporting a gray shirt with an "eat no turkey" design, is featured on the website of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. "This Thanksgiving, Paul McCartney is urging you to say 'no, thanks' to turkey and 'yes' to a delicious, cruelty-free holiday meal," the group says. More than 45 million turkeys will make their way onto American dinner tables on...
  • Obama is a Narcissist Who Rules a Narcissistic Nation

    11/19/2012 4:37:34 PM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 10 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | November 18, 2012 | Sara Noble
    Many of our populace are self-centered and just plain misinformed. We are becoming a nation of takers, enablers and ignoramuses. We have lost the concept that to be concerned about others also means holding them and ourselves accountable. We have forgotten what a Republic is. Our Constitution is being dissolved before our eyes and we remain silent. We have a former Speaker of the House who doesnÂ’t know the 11th amendment from the 14thÂ…whatever. Worse yet, we want the government to take care of us and, in exchange for this false sense of security, we have given up much of...
  • Did Obama really win?

    11/19/2012 4:33:16 PM PST · by Mozilla · 23 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/19/12 | Joseph Farah
    The question must be asked. I wish I didn’t have to be the one to ask it. But, since no one else will, it falls to me. Did Barack Obama actually, legitimately, fairly and legally win the election? My answer is an unequivocal no. It was not a free and fair election. In fact, if we as a nation don’t acknowledge the reality of what I am saying, we may never have a free and fair election again in the future of this once-great nation. Here are some facts to consider: The Obama campaign accepted at least some foreign campaign...
  • 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 · 110 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...
  • Bad news: Turns out it’s sexist and racist to criticize Susan Rice for giving us bad information

    11/19/2012 2:51:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/18/2012 | AllahPundit
    Here's the most cynical thing you'll see on the Internet today. I'm tempted to call it stupid, but it's not: The charge is stupid but it’s leveled in service to a clever goal, framing Rice's prospective nomination as Secretary of State as a referendum on racism and sexism. McCain is the target for daring to suggest that she's unqualified and maybe "not very bright" for buying the White House's early line on Benghazi, which required her to feed the public ridiculous disinformation about how "substantial" our nearly nonexistent security presence in Benghazi was. If you vote no at her confirmation...
  • San Francisco set to vote on ban on public nudity, except at ‘gay pride’ events

    11/19/2012 2:50:18 PM PST · by NYer · 28 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 19, 2012 | BEN JOHNSON
    SAN FRANCISCO, November 19, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - The pendulum of the sexual revolution may be swinging slightly back toward sanity in San Francisco, as the city is set to vote on a new law that may bar public nudity – except at the city’s gay pride march and other events covered by permit. The ordinance, introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener who oversees the city’s homosexual Castro District, would make it illegal for any adult and most children to “expose his or her genitals, perineum, or anal region” in public. The behavior of some naturalists at the district’s public plaza pushed...
  • Murdoch Apologizes for 'Jewish-Owned Media' Tweet

    11/19/2012 2:45:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/11/12
    Founder and chief executive of News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch, apologized for posting a message on Twitter slamming the "Jewish owned press" for its anti Israel coverage of the Gaza conflict. Murdoch reportedly received angry responses to his tweet, which asked: "Why Is Jewish owned press so consistently anti-Israel in every crisis?" "Middle East ready to boil over any day. Israel position precarious. Meanwhile watch CNN and AP bias to point of embarrassment," Murdoch wrote in a second tweet in support of the Jewish state. Due to negative backlash, the media mogul tweeted an apology ...
  • House reps to Obama: About that UN arms trade treaty? Just say no.

    11/19/2012 2:43:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/18/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    The oh-so-enlightened, globalism-endorsing United Nations has been pushing for more powers to regulate the international weapons-trade scene for ages now, and more specifically, has been pushing for the United States to get on board with a proposed Arms Trade Treaty for months now. After the U.N. negotiations last summer, the U.S. put the issue on the back-burner --- the treaty (rightly) became the target of vociferous criticism from America's pro-gun groups, and even perceived support for such things simply won't do in an election season. But, now that the election is over, certain parties are trying to bring the treaty...
  • Biden: Obama Wants to Golf in Ireland, But I Don’t Want To Take Him (Gaffin' Joe Rides Again!)

    11/19/2012 2:41:56 PM PST · by drewh · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 18, 2012 | 8:07 pm | Joel Gehrke
    Biden: Obama wants to golf in Ireland, but I don’t want to take him Joel Gehrke Commentary Writer The Washington Examiner @Joelmentum Joel on FB Popular in PoliticsTraveling abroad, President Obama dons a traditional Indonesian Batik shirt Petraeus chose 'Jackie Kennedy' package for wedding Obama in Burma: ‘I cannot just impose my will on Congress, even though sometimes I wish I could’ TSA issues holiday warning to ‘Opt Out and Film’ privacy rights activists Jeb, Christie on top for 2016 President Obama wants to go on a golf trip to Ireland, but Vice President Joe Biden doesn’t want to take...
  • 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...