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  • Mitt Wasn't All Wrong About "Gifts"

    11/20/2012 6:09:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    Set aside the idealized Hispanic of the Republican consultants' vision. What does the real Hispanic community look like today? Let us consider only native-born Hispanics, U.S. citizens. According to Steve Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies, which analyzed Census Bureau statistics from 2012: -- More than one in five Hispanic citizens lives in poverty. -- One in four Hispanic-American men 25 to 55 is out of work. -- More than half of all Hispanic women 25-55 are unmarried. -- Half of all Hispanic households with children are headed by an unmarried woman, and 55 percent depend on welfare programs....
  • The Best Solution

    11/20/2012 6:03:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | Tim Phillips
    During last Wednesday’s news conference, President Obama offered his plan for dealing with the looming fiscal cliff and expiring tax cuts. While the President claims he desires to work with Congress to reduce the deficit in a balanced and responsible way, he was clear that he intends to hold the middle class hostage in order to achieve his goal of increasing taxes on more successful Americans. How is the President doing this? By announcing that Congress must either bow to his agenda or send all Americans a higher tax bill. While Obama was busily pushing his ultimatum, he seems...
  • Rocket Hits Gush Etzion

    11/20/2012 5:53:38 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/11/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    A rocket exploded in an open area near an Arab village in Gush Etzion around 2:15 p.m. as sirens wailed in Jerusalem during another barrage of rockets and missiles unleashed by Hamas. The missile exploded in an open area, and no one was injured. Minutes before the sirens rang out, an AFP correspondent in Gaza City reported hearing the loud report of an outgoing rocket. The attack was claimed by Hamas's armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, which said it had fired "an M75 rocket at the occupied city of Jerusalem." United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who spent the...
  • ‘Reopen Sesame sex suit’: Accuser wants to undo Elmo deal

    11/20/2012 5:52:22 AM PST · by gridlock · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/20/12 | David K. Li
    The man who accused Elmo’s puppeteer of sexual misconduct reportedly wants to recant his recantation. Sheldon Stephens, 24, last week withdrew sensational claims that, as an underage teen, he had a wild fling with Kevin Clash, the voice behind the beloved Muppet Elmo. Now Stephens is interviewing lawyers in hopes of ripping up the $125,000 deal he reached with Clash, 52, to deny there was any illegal sex, according to TMZ. (snip)
  • Bill Advances to Stop EPA from Regulating Your Ammunition

    11/20/2012 5:43:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 November, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- When Congress reconvened this week, one of the first items the U.S. Senate voted on was S. 3525, “The Sportsmen’s Act of 2012.” As we reported last week, S. 3525 is an essential piece of legislation focused on the expansion and enhancement of hunting, recreational fishing and shooting on federal public land. But it’s more than that. Of critical importance is the fact that, in addition to promoting land access, S. 3525 would amend the “Toxic Substances Control Act” to prevent this and future administrations from using the Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate the right of hunters,...
  • Boycott Black Thursday & Friday. Time to get Thanksgiving back A. Lincoln Proclamation

    11/20/2012 5:39:51 AM PST · by Steelers6 · 18 replies
    vanity | November 20, 2012 | steelers6
    A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke...
  • Boycott Black Thursday & Friday. Time to get Thanksgiving back A. Lincoln Proclamation

    11/20/2012 5:39:41 AM PST · by Steelers6 · 20 replies
    vanity | Novem | steelers6
    A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke...
  • HP takes $8.8B charge on Autonomy 'improprieties'

    11/20/2012 5:38:53 AM PST · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    CNET ^ | Larry Dignan
    or its fourth quarter, Hewlett-Packard records a charge of $8.8 billion in its software unit, which had "serious accounting improprieties...and outright misrepresentations" when HP bought it.
  • Homeowner fatally shot attacker, another suspect flees, police say(FL)

    11/20/2012 5:37:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    myfoxorlando.com ^ | 19 November, 2012 | Tara Russakov
    A Palm Beach Gardens man was found dead in front of a Holly Hill home Friday night, and investigators say he is one two suspects that tried to rob the house. Preliminary reports from Holly Hill Police say Kenneth Conley was eating a meal on the porch of the home when two people pulled up in a car and came toward the residence. Conley tells police the pair began to beat him then used a stun gun on him before ordering him to open the front door. Once inside,the suspects tried to force their way into a bedroom occupied by...
  • San Francisco set to vote on ban on public nudity, except at ‘gay pride’ events

    11/20/2012 5:34:19 AM PST · by IbJensen · 22 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 11/19/2012 | 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 naturists at the district’s public plaza pushed...
  • Fmr. Obama advisor is the new leader of a 'Catholic' charity

    11/20/2012 5:30:04 AM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Nov 19, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 19, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - The new head of a Catholic philanthropic organization is a longtime Obama advisor and member of the Religious Left. Alexia Kelley has been named CEO and president of the Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA). According to its website, FADICA “reinforces a foundation’s Catholic values, family mission, and faith-based stewardship.” Kelley takes her new position after serving as director of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The committee is headed by Joshua Dubois. Like Kelley, Dubois favors an “abortion reduction” strategy focused heavily...
  • Invasion of the Liberal Body Snatchers

    11/20/2012 5:26:14 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 11/20/2012 | Selwyn Duke
    People often ask how it is that northerners move to the South, or Mexicans and other foreigners to the US, for a better life, but then vote as they did whence they came. Don't they know this only ensures that the South will become more like the North or the US more like south of the border? Again, whatever they know, it isn't mainly a matter of knowledge. Of course, in many cases people do fail to make the proper associations between cause and effect. Yet this is often due to emotional blocks, as the intellect cannot adjudicate facts not...
  • How the New York Times Covers Evil

    11/20/2012 5:17:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | Dennis Prager
    The way in which the New York Times reports good vs. evil is one of the most important stories of our time. Take the war between Israel and Hamas that is taking place right now. This war is as morally clear as wars get. Hamas is a terrorist organization dedicated to annihilating the Jewish state. It runs a theocratic totalitarian state in Gaza, with no individual liberty and no freedom of speech or press. In a nutshell, Hamas is a violent, fascist organization. Israel, meanwhile, is one the world's most humane states, not to mention a democracy that is so...
  • Groundhog Day: Middle East Version

    11/20/2012 5:06:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    In the film "Groundhog Day," Bill Murray wakes up each morning and relives the previous day. A similar scenario is playing out in the Middle East between Israel and her enemies. The deadly "movie" always goes like this: Israel is shelled or attacked by terrorists groups, often called "militants" by the media, each one with the same goal: Israel's elimination. After demonstrating considerable restraint of the kind that would never be tolerated by any other nation, Israel fires back. Suddenly, the world awakens from its indifference. World leaders, who said little when Israeli civilians were wounded and killed, now urge...
  • Americans Are Pro-Israel: Obama's Party? Not So Much!

    11/20/2012 4:59:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    This article was co-authored by Bob Morrison. It seems every time the Republicans lose a presidential election, white board-toting architects and backroom strategists descend on the Sunday talk shows. Republicans must dump the social issues. Defending the right to life of unborn children and upholding the civil right of marriage is just costing too much support with the voters. We have to moderate our positions, they say. It’s as if the Second Officer on the Titanic were to run down six flights of stairs and yell at the grimy, coal dust covered sweating stokers shoveling coal in the engine...
  • Pew: President Gets Election Eve Surge in Positive Press Coverage

    11/20/2012 4:51:54 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 12 replies
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | 11/19/12 | John Eggerton
    President Barack Obama had more positive news coverage than he had gotten in months in the days just prior to the November election, but that was attributable to his improving race strategy rather than his prominence in the Superstorm Sandy coverage. That is according to a new study from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, based on a content analysis of 660 news stories from 49 mainstream media outlets between Oct. 22 and Nov. 5. According to the study, 37% of the "horserace" stories about the president in the last week of the campaign were positive, compared...
  • Now Gloria Allred enters the Petraeus scandal: Jill Kelley's twin sister hires celebrity attorney

    11/20/2012 4:51:21 AM PST · by maggief · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 20, 2012
    A piece of the sordid Petraeus puzzle has lawyered up, hiring famed celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, it has been revealed. Natalie Khawam has reportedly enlisted Allred's help, more than a week after her involvement in the cheating scandal that has led to his downfall of CIA Director David Petraeus. Allred and Khawam are holding a press conference on Tuesday morning. Khawam is the twin sister of Jill Kelley, the Florida socialite who blew the lid off the secret relationship between Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell, after Broadwell sent Kelley threatening emails. The twins' brother, David Khawam, confirmed to ABC...
  • What Price 'Fairness'?

    11/20/2012 4:41:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | Mona Charen
    Realistic Republicans understand that President Obama and the Democrats head into fiscal cliff negotiations in a far stronger bargaining position now than in 2011. When voters were asked on Nov. 6 whether they favored raising taxes to reduce the deficit, a total of 60 percent said yes (47 percent favored increasing taxes for those who earn $250,000 or more, and 13 percent approved tax increases for all). So taxes will be going up. As a matter of political strategy -- not to say survival -- Republicans will have to agree to raise taxes on those defined as rich. It's more...
  • Andrew Cuomo, fake Democrat

    11/20/2012 4:25:51 AM PST · by magellan · 31 replies
    Salon.com ^ | Monday, Nov 19, 2012 | Alex Pareene
    New York's governor might lead his party in 2016. So why won't he fight for a state Senate majority they earned?If the New York state Senate remains controlled by the Republican Party, it won’t be because of the voters. Democrats have 30 seats, with 32 required for a majority. They’re also ahead in two races currently being recounted. Simcha Felder, who won a Senate seat on the Democratic and Conservative Party lines in Brooklyn, has already announced that he will caucus with the Republicans. If the Democrats end up with a majority, there is a good chance a bunch of...
  • 7 Questions That Will Determine the Success or Failure Of Barack Obama's Second Term

    11/20/2012 4:24:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | John Hawkins
    When British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan was asked what might knock his administration off course, he famously responded, "Events, dear boy, events." There's a lot of truth to that. At any point in time, an unexpected event can throw the political world into turmoil. However, more often than not, it's not the blindside hit that gets you so much as the freight train you've seen coming for miles. When Barack Obama came into office, he had a number of serious challenges to deal with and not only has he effectively addressed very few of them, many of them have worsened...
  • The People vs. Unions: Cash, Credit and Corruption

    11/20/2012 4:11:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | John Ransom
    While it’s a truism that for every finger you point at someone else you’ve got three pointed right back at you, for liberals it’s part of their laws of physics. It would be impossible for the laws of liberals to govern without this binding hypocrisy that keeps them in orbit. That’s why it shouldn’t surprise you that for all the leftist rhetoric about corporations and greed contributing the decline of the country, there’s one corporate outfit that’s really screwing up this country- and it’s a creation and a creature of the left. Like most Big Left organizations it is a...
  • Vanity

    11/20/2012 3:47:12 AM PST · by onevoter · 15 replies
    Vanity
    The Longshoremen's union is going on strike on 11-25 ( in Portland). The workers at LAX airport are going on strike over the Thanksgiving weekend. Walmart employess are threatening to go on strike Black Friday. Hostess union members are going for broke. Anyone seeing a pattern here besides me? Obviously, with "The One" guaranteed to be in power for four more years, the unions are going to spend these four years robbing this nation of any chance whatsoever to get back on their feet financially. They will use these four years expanding their power and this administration will back them...
  • The Issues Being Publicized In Benghazigate Completely Miss The Point

    11/20/2012 3:44:00 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 19 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 11/20/2012 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
    Benghazigate has created the opportunity to expose that the Obama national security team eliminated all-things-Islamic as causes of jihadist terrorism, and narrowed the focus down to ‘al-Qaeda’ as the sole enemy to be fought! Now is the time use this opportunity to expose Obama’s inadequate national security policy and posture toward Islamic terrorists. We are being attacked by a fanatical enemy that is waging a global religious war against us.The Wrong Issues Are Being QuestionedThere were so many blunders related to ‘Obama’s fiasco’ in Benghazi that the Obama regime has had a wide range of issues to obfuscate their foreign...
  • Medicare cuts give health providers jitters (But Obama said there are no "real" cuts to Medicare)

    11/20/2012 3:43:11 AM PST · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    politico ^ | 11/19/2012 | By BRETT NORMAN
    The $716 billion in Medicare “cuts” that got so much attention in the presidential election have already begun sinking their teeth into health care providers. And there are widespread jitters that any further cuts as part of a year-end deal to stave off sequestration or strike a “grand bargain” for a long-term fiscal deal would deeply gouge some providers, if not put them out of business. It’s similar to the perennial jockeying that goes on whenever Congress looks to cut health spending to pay for some other priority — the so-called doc fix, for instance. But this time around, having...
  • Allen West concedes to Patrick Murphy

    11/20/2012 3:32:47 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 143 replies
    Politico ^ | 11-20-2012 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Florida Rep. Allen West — the tea party pugilist and face of the class of House Republicans that stormed to power two years ago — conceded Tuesday to 29-year-old construction executive Patrick Murphy in one of the nation’s highest-profile congressional races. After two weeks of battle with St. Lucie County elections officials — and a recount of early votes that wound up extending Murphy’s lead — West acknowledged that he couldn’t surmount his 1,904-vote, or 0.58 percent, deficit. That difference was just outside the 0.5 percent threshold to automatically trigger a recount of all votes.
  • Immigrants Against Empire

    11/20/2012 3:27:51 AM PST · by KantianBurke · 14 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | November 20th, 2012 | Scott McConnell
    "The new electorate is more Hispanic, more black, contains more East Asians, has sprinklings of Arabs and Muslims and South Asians; all of these constituencies voted heavily for Obama. More generally, both Hispanics and Asians have for many years supported Democratic politicians for local offices. In the ’90s National Review turned its powerful polemical guns on an immigration system which, in the editors’ minds, was destined to overwhelm the voting base of the Republican Party and replace a perfectly good existing American people with a new one. National Review supported such measures as Proposition 187, California’s controversial effort to push...
  • House investigates EPA emails, as agency says administrators have two accounts

    11/20/2012 3:14:33 AM PST · by tobyhill · 22 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/19/2012 | fox news
    House Republicans are investigating allegations that EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and other high-ranking agency officials have been conducting officials business with email aliases or secret accounts to avoid scrutiny from agency watchdogs and the public. The House Science, Space and Technology Committee is leading the investigation and has asked Jackson to turn over information connected to the email account “Richard Windsor” – one of the alleged alias accounts. The committee has sent letters to White House lawyers and the EPA inspector general asking them into investigate the allegations and report on their findings by the end of the month. The...
  • NYPD searching for man in shopkeeper shootings

    11/20/2012 3:11:07 AM PST · by BCW · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 20 NOV 2012 | COLLEEN LONG
    NEW YORK (AP) — Detectives on Monday searched for a balding, middle-aged man seen wearing an overcoat and carrying a duffel bag after a shopkeeper was shot dead as investigators tried to figure out whether a violent armed robber or a serial killer had slain three business owners in the past four months. ... After the latest killing, detectives discovered the same gun was used in the fatal shootings of two other shopkeepers when ballistics matched the .22-caliber gun shell casings on all three. On July 6, Mohamed Gebeli, 65, an Egyptian immigrant and a Muslim, was found shot in...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - November 20, 2012

    11/20/2012 2:46:13 AM PST · by sneakers · 12 replies
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  • Oh What a Tangled Web [Benghazi]

    11/20/2012 2:31:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 20, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Supporters of President Obama have dubbed those who question administration statements about Libya as either partisans or conspiracy theorists, on the premise that the administration had no reason to dissimulate. But in fact, it had plenty of political reasons not to be candid, as the following questions make clear................................
  • Police warn of $1,000 Target gift card scam

    11/20/2012 1:52:56 AM PST · by expat1000 · 7 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | November 20, 2012 | Debbie Gross
    Everyone would jump at the opportunity to get their hands on a $1,000 gift card for free, but police warn that you should watch out for scams, according to police reports. Omaha, Nebraska Police are warning residents of a scam text message that promises a gift card of $1,000 from the Target retail store. Police said Target has nothing to do with the text message, which instructs the recipient to enter personal information on a website. The text message says that recipients can or have earned $1,000 from Target, and the recipient is registered for the contest. Omaha Police officials...
  • Antwerp protesters chant Jews to gas chambers

    11/20/2012 1:48:35 AM PST · by expat1000 · 17 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | November 20, 2012 | Ryan Lee Hall
    (Scroll down for video) Pro-Palestinian protesters around the world have voiced extreme anti-Jewish chants, according to news media reports. Some protesters at a demonstration against Israel in Belgium have called for Jews to be gassed in gas chambers. About 150 activists of the extreme right and extreme left factions gathered Sunday afternoon outside a concert hall in Antwerp to protest the performance of the Israel Defense Forces Orchestra, according to the local Jewish newspaper. Several protesters were heard chanting "Hamas, Hamas, all Jews to the gas," on recordings of the rally, which which was uploaded to the internet. Police have...
  • Inland: 4 Accused of Plotting Attacks on U.S. Bases

    11/20/2012 1:05:26 AM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies
    PE.com - THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE ^ | November 19, 2012, 10:16 pm | by John Asbury
    SNIPPET: "They are: Soheil Omar Kabir, 34, a Pomona man who is an American citizen from Afghanistan; Ralph Deleon, 23, an Ontario man who was born in the Philippines; Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales, 21, an Upland man who was born in Mexico and whose was U.S. citizenship was pending; and Arifeen David Gojali, 21, of Riverside." SNIPPET: "The three men followed the essays of the now-deceased al-Qaida leader Anwar Al-Awlaqi, who led terrorist operations in the Arabian Peninsula." SNIPPET: "Santana and Deleon told the plot to a confidential informant working for the FBI, according to the complaint." SNIPPET: "In order...
  • Socialism

    11/20/2012 1:01:34 AM PST · by grimalkin · 8 replies
    Ludwig Von Mises Institute ^ | Mises Daily: Monday, November 19, 2012 | Ludwig Von Mises: Economic Policy: Thoughts for Today and Tomorrow (1979), Lecture 2 (1958)]
    In dealing with this system of economic organization — the market economy — we employ the term "economic freedom." Very often, people misunderstand what it means, believing that economic freedom is something quite apart from other freedoms, and that these other freedoms — which they hold to be more important — can be preserved even in the absence of economic freedom. The meaning of economic freedom is this: that the individual is in a position to choose the way in which he wants to integrate himself into the totality of society. The individual is able to choose his career; he...
  • Iran Is Out of Its Mind, Says Peres

    11/20/2012 12:43:40 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/11/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    Israel's President Shimon Peres accused Iran of encouraging the Palestinians to continue rocket attacks on Israel rather than negotiating a ceasefire, saying "they are out of their mind." At the same time, Peres praised Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi for the constructive role he has played in the intensifying crisis. "The unpleasant one is the Iranians. They are trying again to encourage the Hamas to continue the shooting, the bombing, they trying to send them arms," Peres said in interview on CNN. "They are out of their mind," he said. The President said Israel had no choice but to wage its...
  • Gloria Allred: Women in Petraeus Scandal Are Victims of 'Very Unfair' Media 'Double Standard'

    11/20/2012 12:16:47 AM PST · by BunnySlippers · 20 replies
    News Busters ^ | 11/20/12
    Here's something you don't see every day: a prominent liberal accusing the mainstream media of having a "double standard" and treating people in a "very unfair" manner. But that's exactly what happened on Wednesday, when feminist lawyer Gloria Allred told Caroline May -- a political reporter with the Daily Caller website -- that the women in the sex scandal surrounding the resignation of former CIA Director David Petraeus "are being depicted in a negative and stereotypical manner." Known for representing women in high-profile legal cases, Allred stated in an email that Paula Broadwell, Petraeus' former mistress, and "whistle-blower" Jill Kelley,...
  • Hamas: Whoever attacks Palestine will be buried

    11/19/2012 11:10:00 PM PST · by Cronos · 22 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 20.Nov.2012 | Haaretz
    Hamas politburo chief Khaled Meshal holds a press conference in Cairo after meeting with Egyptian intelligence officials. "Whoever started the war must end it," Khaled Meshal tells a news conference in Cairo. Meshal says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had requested a ceasefire, Israel denies the statement. "This is a difficult, but magnificent moment in the history of the Palestinian problem, in our brave journey of resistance and combat, nobility, so deeply rooted in the Palestinian land," Meshal said. "Whoever attacks Palestine will be buried by it. Anyone who invades our Arab nations will be defeated for generations." "Netanyahu wanted to...
  • 4 Southern California Men Held In Plot To Join Al Qaeda, Taliban

    11/19/2012 11:01:35 PM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 19, 2012
    4 Southern California Men Held In Plot To Join Al Qaeda, Taliban Four men with ties to Southern California have been charged with plotting to join Al Qaeda and the Taliban to commit "violent jihad" and target Americans, the FBI said Monday night. One of the men, Sohiel Omar Kabir, 34, allegedly traveled in July to Afghanistan, where he arranged for terrorist training to be conducted with Al Qaeda and Taliban operatives, according to a complaint unsealed Monday in U.S. District Court in Riverside. Kabir, who lived in Pomona, is a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Afghanistan, federal authorities said....
  • ‘Ice Lady’ confesses to dismembering her two lovers with a chain saw and freezing their bodies

    11/19/2012 10:41:17 PM PST · by Cronos · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | 20.Nov.2012 | Reuters
    A former ice cream parlour owner confessed in court on Monday to shooting, sawing up and freezing both her ex-husband and her lover, and burying them under the cellar of her store in Vienna. Estibaliz Carranza, a 34-year-old Mexican-Spanish woman dubbed the “Ice Lady” by Austrian media, told a court that both men had “demeaned” her; her ex-husband by yelling at her and making fun of her poor German, her lover by being unfaithful. In both cases, she said she had shot her victim with a .22 calibre Beretta pistol, chopped up the body with a chain saw, put...
  • Copé declared new leader of France's opposition UMP

    11/19/2012 10:39:32 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/19/2012
    Jean-François Copé has been declared the new leader of the opposition Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party after a contested weekend vote that was plagued by allegations of fraud on both sides. Jean-François Copé has been declared the new leader of the opposition Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) by the party’s internal electoral body after a contested weekend vote that was plagued by allegations of fraud on both sides. Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s centre-right opposition UMP voted for its next leader in a Sunday poll that pitted former prime minister François Fillon against the UMP’s Secretary General...
  • Gov. Rick Scott, Other Florida Officials Re-Thinking Opposition to 'Obamacare'

    11/19/2012 10:38:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    WPTV ^ | 11/19/2012 | Kathleen Haughney
    What a difference an election can make. Just a week after the re-election of Barack Obama ended all Republican hopes of overturning the new health care law known as " Obamacare," Gov. Rick Scott and other Florida leaders who have steadfastly rejected the idea are now willing to at least talk about implementing it for the state's 3.8 million uninsured. " Mitt Romney did not win the election," Scott told reporters Friday in Washington D.C., hours before he released a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asking for a meeting to discuss implementing the law. "So it's...
  • Greek companies face 'annihilation' amid debt crisis

    11/19/2012 10:17:57 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/19/2012
    Greece's recession-hit businesses face "annihilation", a leading chamber of commerce has warned, as a fatal combination of falling sales and job cuts meant the country was in its worst economic shape for 14 years. "Returning to 1984 purchasing power levels, 1998 employment levels and 1999 salary levels will not help Greece's economy in 2013," said Vassilis Korkidis, chairman of the National Confederation of Hellenic Commerce (Esee). The association, representing a sector which employs nearly 18pc of the Greek workforce, presented an annual study forecasting a further drop in sales and job cuts in an economy where the unemployment rate currently...
  • California gets face scanners to spy on everyone at once

    11/19/2012 10:12:07 PM PST · by Founding Father · 31 replies
    RT ^ | November 19, 2012
    In a single second, law enforcement agents can match a suspect against millions upon millions of profiles in vast detailed databases stored on the cloud. It’s all done using facial recognition, and in Southern California it’s already occurring. Imagine the police taking a picture: any picture of a person, anywhere, and matching it on the spot in less than a second to a personalized profile, scanning millions upon millions of entries from within vast, intricate databases stored on the cloud. It’s done with state of the art facial recognition technology, and in Southern California it’s already happening. At least one...
  • Blackburn school will close if Islamic primary takes all pupils ( UK )

    11/19/2012 10:02:28 PM PST · by george76 · 1 replies
    Lancashire Telegraph ^ | 16th November 2012 | Bill Jacobs,
    PARENTS and governors are gearing up to fight to save a Blackburn school facing closure to make way for East Lancashire’s first state-funded Islamic primary. Sacred Heart RC Primary School is likely to close because the opening nearby of the Olive Islamic School for more than 600 pupils will leave it with too many empty desks. ... The new Olive Islamic school will welcome pupils of all faiths and backgrounds in the area, including those from Sacred Heart where 98 per cent of its 210 pupils are Asian Muslims.
  • Blair Says 'Cultural Dialogue' Can Build Bridges With The Middle East [DWTS In Saudi Arabia?]

    11/19/2012 9:49:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | November 19, 2012 | Lara Prendergast
    Blair Says 'Cultural Dialogue' Can Build Bridges With The Middle East Former British prime minister Tony Blair says politics 'can only take you so far' in forging better relationships between nations at the launch of a new initiative to promote cultural exchange between the Middle East and the West. By Lara Prendergast 19 Nov 2012 Tony Blair has called for “cultural dialogue” to help build peaceful relationships between nations. Speaking at London’s Dorchester hotel on Friday during the launch of a new initiative to encourage cultural exchange between the Middle East and the West, the former British prime minister, 59,...
  • Judge: Hobby Lobby must offer morning-after pill

    11/19/2012 9:00:22 PM PST · by haffast · 96 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/19/2012 | TIM TALLEY
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge Monday rejected Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.'s request to block part of the federal health care overhaul that requires the arts and craft supply company to provide insurance coverage for the morning-after and week-after birth control pills. In a 28-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton denied a request by Hobby Lobby to prevent the government from enforcing portions of the health care law mandating insurance coverage for contraceptives the company's Christian owners consider objectionable. The Oklahoma City-based company and a sister company, Mardel Inc., sued the government in September, claiming the mandate violates...
  • IAF Airstrikes Hit Bank, Senior Hamas Terrorist

    11/19/2012 8:47:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 11/20/12 | Elad Benari
    IAF aircraft struck the branch of the National Islamic Bank in Gaza on Monday night, the Al Jazeera network reported. According to the report, four people were wounded in the airstrike, part of the IDF’s Operation Pillar of Defense. Hamas reportedly uses the bank, which opened in the area in 2009, to pay its terrorists' salaries. Palestinian Authority-based sources also said that the IAF also struck the Rafiah home of Hamas terrorist Raed Al-Attar overnight Monday. Al-Attar’s name was mentioned in recent days as the successor to Hamas arch-terrorist Ahmed Jaabari, whose targeted killing began the operation last Wednesday. It...
  • Did Congress kill the Twinkie? The tariff tale behind the Hostess demise.(+video)

    11/19/2012 8:12:59 PM PST · by grundle · 26 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | November 16, 2012 | Patrik Jonsson
    <p>And that, economists say, may come down to one sweet little word: sugar.</p> <p>Since 1934, Congress has supported tariffs that benefit primarily a few handful of powerful Florida families while forcing US confectioners to pay nearly twice the global market price for sugar.</p>
  • Judge Rejects Nativity Displays in Santa Monica

    11/19/2012 8:01:59 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11.19.2012 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    <p>U.S. District Judge Audrey B. Collins rejected a motion from the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes Committee to allow the religious display this season while their lawsuit plays out against the city.</p>
  • Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Workers

    11/19/2012 7:59:02 PM PST · by Rabin · 1 replies
    Dow Jones Newswires ^ | November 18, 2012 | Ben Lefebvre
    The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search for two workers who have been missing since Friday's explosion on their oil and gas production platform off Louisiana's coast, the government said Saturday. Four other workers were in critical but stable condition after suffering large second- and third-degree burns.. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said Saturday it has established a seven-member team to investigate the explosion and fire. "Witnesses will be interviewed, and documents containing the work procedures for the construction project will be reviewed,"