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  • Federal Workers to Congress: Leave Us Out of Deficit Deal

    11/20/2012 11:25:03 PM PST · by Abiotic · 108 replies
    The National Journal ^ | November 20th, 2012 | Eric Katz
    The Federal-Postal Coalition -- a group representing more than two dozen federal employee unions -- pleaded with Congress on Monday to spare their members in any deal related to the "fiscal cliff." Federal workers, the coalition wrote in a letter, have contributed more than their fair share toward reducing the debt and are the only group that has been targeted so heavily. “Federal and postal employees and their families are hardworking, middle-class Americans who are struggling during these tough times just like other Americans,” the group wrote. “No other group has been asked to financially contribute the way they have,...
  • AFGHAN WARLORD’S CALL-TO-ARMS

    11/20/2012 11:06:30 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies
    AFPC South Asia Security Monitor ^ | 11/19/2012 | Jeff Smith & Amanda Sawit. eds.
    Ismail Khan, the governor of Heart province and one of the most powerful mujahedeen commanders in Afghanistan, has announced a call to arms to defend the country against the Taliban. The order has unsettled Afghan officials, who fear the resurgence of regional warlords and their independent militias, preferring instead to organize anti-Taliban fighters under the Afghan National Army and regional police forces. Khan, currently the minister of energy and water, was brought into the Karzai government as a symbol of unity. Speaking at a news conference, Khan said “There are parts of the country where the government forces cannot operate...
  • Obama Won Florida Because of the Gay Vote

    11/20/2012 10:55:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | Kyle Munzenrieder | Thu., Nov. 15 2012
    Barack Obama might have gay voters to thank for his reelection, especially right here in Florida. A new analysis suggests that if only straight people went to the polls here, Romney would have pulled off a win by something like two percentage points. "Similarly, analysis of preliminary returns from Florida show that the 420,000 total LGBT votes cast in the state may be a deciding factor in President Obama's projected lead in Florida," reads a new analysis by the Williams Institue. "Though final results aren't yet known, an estimated 300,000 LGBT Floridians voted for the president -- a margin many...
  • 'Britain's Worst Dad' Keith McDonald Jailed After Headbutting Partner Over Toastie Row

    11/20/2012 10:41:53 PM PST · by Sicvee · 14 replies
    Sky News ^ | Nov.20, 2012 | Hugh Macknight
    Keith Macdonald, who has fathered nine children by eight different women, attacked Stephanie Jubb when she scolded him for scattering crumbs at her home in Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland. The 27-year-old, of General Graham Street, Millfield, Sunderland, went on the run after being convicted of criminal damage, theft, and the assault which left Ms Jubb with a bloody nose and two black eyes.
  • What About The White Vote?

    11/20/2012 10:30:21 PM PST · by Williams · 30 replies
    Are we really so beaten down by the left that we are going to accept their blatant racist attacks? Barack Obama received near 100% of the black vote to win the last election. Yet we actually are being made to feel guilty because we got "too many" white voters. And, the DNC chair is bragging that they have a House caucus dominated by minorities and women. Meanwhile, Susan Rice lied to the whole country, and for mentioning this we are being called racists. They WON the election and they still are attacking us as racists. Even though they got lots...
  • Green farming agenda faces EU budget axe

    11/20/2012 10:28:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 20 November 2012 | Timothy Spence
    Some EU national governments and lawmakers are pushing to weaken proposals intended to create natural defenses against pesticides and fertilizers in crop fields. But they should reconsider their opposition to buffer strips and other natural areas, green advocates say. … EU leaders gathering this week in Brussels are to discuss financing for what has traditionally been Europe’s largest single program, amid growing calls for putting the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on a diet. Meanwhile, the agricultural ministerial council is scheduled to consider CAP reform on 17-18 December. It is almost certain that the CAP’s “greening” proposals will be weakened, with...
  • Eurozone is overcoming crisis: Monti

    11/20/2012 10:21:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EU Business News ^ | 20 November 2012, 12:56 CET | (AFP)
    Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Monti insisted Tuesday that the eurozone was overcoming its debt crisis and that member states were determined to preserve the common currency. … “More than a currency, the euro is a symbol of European integration that European governments are determined to preserve and strengthen,” said Monti, few days after Eurostat data showed that the 17-nation eurozone tipped into recession in the third quarter of 2012. …
  • India executes Terrorist convicted of 26/11 Massacre

    11/20/2012 10:08:48 PM PST · by coldphoenix · 35 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 21 Nov 2012 | HT Correspondent
    Ajmal Kasab, the sole surviving terrorist from the 2008 Mumbai attacks, was hanged to death on Wednesday at Yerwada Jail in Pune. Kasab was executed at 7:30am at Yerwada jail in Pune in Maharashtra after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected his mercy plea earlier this month. Pakistan had been informed about the hanging of Kasab, home minister Sushilkumar Shinde said on Wednesday. He told reporters that President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected Kasab's mercy petition. "Pakistan has been informed but there is no demand for Kasab's body. The president rejected Kasab's mercy petition Nov 5. I had further forwarded it to the...
  • Retail's Hidden Potential: How Raising Wages Would Benefit Workers <abridged>

    11/20/2012 9:52:05 PM PST · by mykroar · 29 replies
    Demos.org ^ | 11/19/2012 | Catherine Ruetschlin
    With more than 15 million workers in in the sector, and leverage over workplace standards across the supply chain, retail wields enormous influence on Americans’ standard of living and the nation’s economic outlook. It connects producers and consumers, workers and jobs, and local social and economic development to the larger US economy. And over the next decade, retail will be the second largest source of new jobs in the United States. Given the vital role retail plays in our economy, the question of whether employees in the sector are compensated at a level that promotes American prosperity is of national...
  • EU: France 'deplores' Moody's over loss of 'AAA' rating

    11/20/2012 9:36:42 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/20/2012 | Louise Armitstead
    France's foreign minister said on Tuesday he "deplored" the decision of Moody's to strip the country of its AAA credit rating but still dismissed the downgrade as irrelevant. Pierre Moscovici hit back against the US rating agency, claiming France had already taken steps to address many of its concerns. "I take note of this decision, and while I deplore it, it doesn't put into question the force of our economy," he said. "We are in the midst of economic reforms that are without precedence in France, and we have no intention of turning back." President François Hollande was more resigned:...
  • Rancho Cordova Businesses Could Soon Send Shocking Message To Criminals

    11/20/2012 9:33:46 PM PST · by Huntress · 13 replies
    CBS 13 Sacramento ^ | 11/19/2012 | Tony Lopez
    RANCHO CORDOVA (CBS13) – It’s a shocking way to stop the copper theft crime-wave – a 7,000-volt electric security fence. The Rancho Cordova City Council voted Monday night to draft an ordinance allowing businesses to put up electric security fences that will zap would-be copper thieves. Sam Matsoyan of MP Auto Parts said Monday he can’t wait to install it around his Rancho Cordova business. “It’ll be a little fun to watch one of these guys get electrocuted holding my fence trying to rob me,” he said. His laughter said it all. This has become personal for Sam after copper...
  • Brazen faking of images reveals Hamas’ desperation

    11/20/2012 9:21:01 PM PST · by topher · 19 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11-20-2012 | By Paul Alster
    Haifa, Israel – There is only one thing worse than the image of a child killed by military conflict, and that is the image of a child killed by military conflict having deliberately been placed in the line of fire. ... But solid evidence now reveals how Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza have been deliberately placing their civilian population in mortal danger, choreographing a number of seemingly gory scenes, as well as releasing images from other conflicts, such as Iraq and Syria, and passing them off as dead Gazan civilians killed by Israeli missiles. In an attempt to persuade...
  • Netanyahu ready for 'whatever action' is needed in Gaza, as Clinton arrives for talks

    11/20/2012 9:13:56 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 10 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11-20-12 | Fox News/ AP contributor
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, while affirming his support for diplomatic efforts to reach a cease-fire in Gaza, underscored that Israel would take "whatever actions" are necessary to defend itself. Netanyahu made a brief statement beside U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who had flown to the Mideast on Tuesday to help advance diplomatic talks intended to avert an escalation of the weeklong conflict with Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip. Clinton said the United States is pushing for a "durable outcome" promoting stability, but the cease-fire talks brokered by Egypt had failed to yield a truce as of late...
  • Thousands line up for a Marion Barry turkey

    11/20/2012 9:13:02 PM PST · by dennisw · 26 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | 11/20/2012 | By Tim Craig
    Barry has noted that the turkey giveaway is being co-sponsored by Chartered Health Plan, Walmart, William C. Smith, Chapman Development, Intralot, United Health Care, Fort Myer Construction and Union Temple Baptist Church. the donors, including a $5,000 donation from Walmart, do extensive business with the D.C. Council and government. But Barry said the turkey donations were routed through a nonprofit, making him only a figurehead not required to report the gifts to the Office of Campaign Finance. Barry arrived at Union Temple Church shortly after the first turkeys were handed out at 10 a.m. When he stepped out of his...
  • Hillary Clinton Falls Asleep During Obama’s Speech In Burma

    11/20/2012 8:57:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 11/20/12 | Daniel Noe
    Hillary sleeps during Obama’s speech; can you blame her?
  • Chris Christie surprised to find people not happy that he lavished Obama with praise before election

    11/20/2012 8:51:44 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 106 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/20/12 | Allahpundit
    I keep thinking, “Christie can’t possibly come back from this.” And then I think, “Wait, did we actually just nominate John McCain and the guy responsible for RomneyCare?” Never underestimate the Republican capacity to forgive, my friends: But behind the scenes, the intensity of the reaction from those in Mr. Christie’s party caught him by surprise, interviews show, requiring a rising Republican star to try to contain a tempest that left him feeling deeply misunderstood and wounded...The tensions followed Mr. Christie to the annual meeting of the Republican Governors Association in Las Vegas last week. At a gathering where he...
  • EU leaders warn Greece's aid could be delayed

    11/20/2012 8:49:26 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/20/2012 | Louise Armitstead, and Bruno Waterfield
    European leaders warned that the vital tranche of international aid may not be released to Greece until December as in-fighting and indecision dogged another summit in Brussels. Jean-Claude Juncker, head of the eurogroup of finance minister, said that although Greece had delivered on its commitments, he was “not sure” a deal on the €31.5bn Athens’ is due could be reached of overnight as planned. Heading into talks in Brussels, eurozone finance ministers warned that disagreement over Greece’s debt reduction targets among the international paymasters could see the talks spill over into Thursday's leaders summit or beyond. Brussels wants to given...
  • Frivolous Lawsuits Shut Down Largest Gas Can Co. as Sandy Spurs Demand

    11/20/2012 8:33:11 PM PST · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    The nation’s largest gas can manufacturer has closed its doors due to frivolous lawsuits at a time when Hurricane Sandy victims urgently need the containers. The company's closure has resulted in a shortage of gas cans for purchase or use in the disaster areas of the northeast, and in the US as a whole. The company, Blitz U.S.A., is a 50-year-old American business that has closed its doors and laid off all 117 employees. Blitz U.S.A. provided 75% of all gas canisters to the US, a feat which industry insiders say is only possible when a company does everything right....
  • The ‘Unskewed Polls’ guy who fooled a nation tries again [Grifter Not Quite Done Grifting Yet]

    11/20/2012 8:32:45 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 94 replies
    roanoke.com ^ | 11/20/12 | Dan Casey
    When last we left Dean Chambers, the Duffield, Va., resident was licking his wounds in Virginia’s coal fields, trying to figure out how he’d fooled himself and much of a nation into believing the Mitt Romney would win the election. Chambers, 45, the founder of UnskewedPolls.com, ultimately decided he had incorrectly forecast that too few Democrats would vote. He admitted this mistake. Now, it appears he’s reconsidering. Recently he launched a new website, BarackOFraudo.com. It seeks to understand how four states that he had incorrectly predicted would go to Romney — Virginia, Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania — actually went to...
  • Ex-boxer 'Macho' Camacho hurt in shooting

    11/20/2012 8:32:01 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    UPI ^ | November 20, 2012
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Ex-boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho was in critical condition Tuesday after being shot in Puerto Rico, medical officials said.
  • Federal Workers to Congress: Leave Us Out of Deficit Deal

    11/20/2012 8:20:40 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    national journal ^ | November 20, 2012 | 6:21 p.m. | Eric Katz,
    The Federal-Postal Coalition -- a group representing more than two dozen federal employee unions -- pleaded with Congress on Monday to spare their members in any deal related to the "fiscal cliff." Federal workers, the coalition wrote in a letter, have contributed more than their fair share toward reducing the debt and are the only group that has been targeted so heavily. “Federal and postal employees and their families are hardworking, middle-class Americans who are struggling during these tough times just like other Americans,” the group wrote. “No other group has been asked to financially contribute the way they have,...
  • Alleged US spy crucified in Yemen

    11/20/2012 8:09:59 PM PST · by cruise_missile · 14 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | August 30, 2012 | staff
    An Al-Qaeda-affiliated group in Yemen crucified an alleged US spy, and posted a video of the crucifixion on YouTube, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) said on Wednesday. MEMRI posted the clip, but only to subscribers and with a viewer discretion warning. The Washington, DC-based media watchdog said the man had been crucified by Al-Qaeda-affiliated Ansar Al-Shari’a for allegedly directing US drones targeting terrorists in Yemen. It said the YouTube clip was posted on Monday.
  • Marion Barry: Only 'liberal white folks' care about source of turkey giveaway money

    11/20/2012 8:06:07 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 27 replies
    WJLA ^ | 11-19-12 | Stephen Tschida
    Each Thanksgiving, Barry gives away thousands of dollars' worth of turkeys. When the Washington City Paper asked Barry where the money for the giveaway comes from, he refused to answer, adding only a specific group is interested in knowing the source of the funds. "...only 'liberal white folk'," Barry told the paper. ABC7 caught up with Barry Monday evening. "I said something about white liberals are the ones who are who, who raise these questions about who is paying etc," Barry said. Barry claimed he keeps the source of the money a secret to protect donors from the media. Additionally,...
  • Hostess Mediation Fails, Liquidation To Proceed; Furious Laid Off Workers Now Turn On Labor Union

    11/20/2012 7:49:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 177 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/20/12 | Tyler Durden
    Last week, when discussing the next steps for the company, and specifically the hope that mediation may resolve the epic animosity between management and workers, we stated that "What makes a mediation improbable is that the antagonism between the feuding sides has certainly hit a level of no return: "Several unions also objected to the company's plans, saying they made "a mockery" of laws protecting collective bargaining agreements in bankruptcy. The Teamsters, which represents 7,900 Hostess workers, said the company's plan would improperly cut the ability of remaining workers to use sick days and vacation." Sure enough, moments ago we...
  • 95,000 laid off since the election.

    11/20/2012 7:48:08 PM PST · by null and void · 20 replies
    Various, mostly Daily Job Cuts ^ | 11/20/12 | null and void
    Since the election: (Updated 11/20/12 at 7:30 PM PST)Layoff numbers Organization # Laid off Running total Sector Notes AGC 70 70 Glass fabricator Plant closure Advanced Auto Parts 80 150 Automotive Airship Ventures 45 195 Entertainment Closure AMD 400 595 Electronics American Coal 54 649 Energy American Cotton Growers 110 759 Agriculture Ameridose 790 1549 Health Art Gallery of Windsor 12 1561 Art Gallery Canada Associated Milk Producers Inc 130 1691 Agriculture AT&T 71 1762 Telecommunications Operators ATI 172 1934 Education ATK Missile Products Div 50 1984 Defense RIF Atlantic Club 80 2064 Gaming Atlantic Lotto Corp 16 2080 Gaming...
  • How to Survive Societal Collapse in Suburbia

    11/20/2012 7:39:58 PM PST · by dynachrome · 66 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11-16-12 | KEITH O’BRIEN
    On a clear morning in May, Ron Douglas left his home in exurban Denver, eased into his Toyota pickup truck and drove to a business meeting at a Starbucks. Douglas, a bearded bear of a man, ordered a venti double-chocolate-chip Frappuccino — “the girliest drink ever,” he called it — and then sat down to discuss the future of the growing survivalist industry. The fact that Douglas not only told me where he lives but also invited me to visit him would be considered a huge mistake by many in the prepping world. Revealing your location runs the risk of...
  • Jim Matheson holds on for slim win over Mia Love after final vote tally (768 votes)

    11/20/2012 7:39:11 PM PST · by Arthurio · 26 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 11/20/12
    SALT LAKE CITY — Republican Mia Love narrowed the gap on Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson after the outstanding votes were counted but not enough to keep him from a seventh term in Congress. As expected, Matheson held his Election Day lead and escaped with a slim victory in Utah's new 4th Congressional District as counties released their final election results Tuesday. Matheson ended up defeating Love by only 768 votes, his closest race yet. He owned a 2,646-vote lead before provisional, mail-in and paper ballots were counted. A total of 238,838 votes were cast in the district. To force a...
  • DHS wants to double domestic drone fleet.

    11/20/2012 7:32:14 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 42 replies
    BI ^ | 11/20/2012 | Michael Kelly
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wants to more than double its fleet of Predator drones for surveillance missions inside the United States, Trevor Timm of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) reports. The DHS recently signed a contract with General Atomics —worth as much as $443 million — to purchase up to 14 Predator drones, which would add to its current fleet of 10 if Congress appropriates the funds.
  • Israel Hatred at the Huffington Post

    11/20/2012 7:30:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 11/20/12 | Arnold Ahlert
    In recent months, the Huffington Post entered the world of video news with its debut of “HuffPost Live.” One might suspect that it was little more than a video version of the leftist website founded seven years ago by Arianna Huffington. Yet a blog known as HuffWatch has been documenting the content at both websites and has discovered a grim, though unsurprising reality: both Huffington Post and HuffPost Live are repositories of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel vitriol. Leading the charge at HuffPost Live is host/producer Ahmed Shihab-Eldin. Shihab-Eldin’s bio asserts he has Palestinian heritage and is a former producer and co-host...
  • U.S. Dept. of Labor Observes 'Transgender Day of Remembrance'

    11/20/2012 7:11:08 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies
    CNS News ^ | Nov. 20, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) – The U.S. Department of Labor is officially observing Nov. 20 as “The Transgender Day of Remembrance." "The Transgender Day of Remembrance [TDOR] will be commemorated in cities and countries around the world today, reflecting on those who have died as a result of fear, hate and transphobia,” Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said in a statement on Tuesday. "I stand proudly today--and every day--as an ally to the transgender community and to every person and family impacted by anti-transgender bullying and violence,” she said. “Transgender people are part of the diversity that America celebrates today and they, like every...
  • House explosion that killed 2 in Indianapolis being investigated as a homicide

    11/20/2012 7:04:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 19, 2012 | Staff
    The huge explosion that flattened homes and killed two people on Nov. 10 in Indianapolis is now being investigated as a homicide case, authorities said at a press conference Monday night. Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry appealed to the public for information about a white van that was seen in the area, NBC affiliate WTHR reported. He said the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is assisting with the case. "While the fire investigation has been progressing, there has been a parallel investigation, not solely focusing on the cause of the explosion but focusing on individuals who may...
  • Mediation between Hostess and bakery union fails

    11/20/2012 7:01:36 PM PST · by Jean S · 55 replies
    AP ^ | 11/20/12
    Hostess Brands Inc. lived to die another day. The maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs said late Tuesday that it failed to reach an agreement with its second biggest union. As a result, Hostess plans to continue with a hearing on Wednesday in which a bankruptcy court judge will decide if the company can shutter its operations. The renewed talks between Hostess and The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union came after the company declared last week that it would move to wind down its business and start selling off its assets in bankruptcy court. The company...
  • (Tax-cheat Charlie) Rangel: No daylight between Obama and Pelosi on tax hikes

    11/20/2012 6:48:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/20/12 | Mike Lillis
    Rangel: No daylight between Obama and Pelosi on tax hikesBy Mike Lillis - 11/20/12 05:12 PM ET President Obama and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are on exactly the same page when it comes to supporting an increase in tax rates on the wealthy, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) said this week. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), the Republican whip, recently suggested that there's daylight between Obama and the House minority leader regarding their approach to those rates. But Rangel dismissed that claim outright, breaking into laughter Tuesday when he was asked about McCarthy's remarks. "I'm laughing because what he is saying, and...
  • Police chief killed in Libya's Benghazi: sources

    11/20/2012 6:42:01 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 15 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | 11/20/12 | Reuters
    A top security official in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi was killed in front of his home overnight on Wednesday, security officials said, in the latest violence to plague the cradle of the North African country's revolt. Faraj al-Deirsy, head of Benghazi police, died from multiple gunshot wounds, police and interior ministry sources said. "This happened in front of his house when unknown attackers opened fire and hit him before fleeing," a police source. An interior ministry official confirmed that Deirsy, in charge of security in Benghazi, had been killed in front his home. Libya has been hit by...
  • U.S. has decimated al Qaeda chiefs but must persist in fight: Panetta

    11/20/2012 6:41:23 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 20, 2012 | David Alexander
    (Reuters) - U.S. forces have decimated al Qaeda's leadership and made gains against some of its affiliates, but the fight has shifted in new directions that will require persistent U.S. efforts to truly end the threat, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Tuesday. Panetta, in a speech to the Center for a New American Security, said while the United States had achieved progress against al Qaeda affiliates in Yemen and Somalia, associated groups had made inroads in Mali and Nigeria and were trying to gain a foothold in Libya. He said the United States had "decimated core al Qaeda," killing...
  • Two-State Party: Nearly 30% of House Democrats from CA, NY

    11/20/2012 6:35:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Breitbart´s Big Government ^ | 11/20/12 | Tony Lee
    Democrats and the mainstream media have tried to paint Republicans as a regional -- and predominantly Southern -- party of white males, but nearly 30 percent of Democrats in the House will come from just two states -- California and New York -- when the next Congress convenes. Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) on Wednesday said to “take a good look when the House convenes after this next Congress is sworn in” to see that the Republican party has gotten “white and more male,” while Democrats are “majority minority and female.”
  • Surprise: Slate calls out Obama for saying same thing as Rubio

    11/20/2012 6:30:30 PM PST · by chessplayer · 2 replies
    A good read and a surprisingly fair treatment in that it actually addresses and condemns comments from Obama that are nearly exactly the same as Rubio’s: And here’s then-Sen. Obama, D-Ill., speaking at the Compassion Forum at Messiah College in Grantham, Pa. on April 13, 2008: Q: Senator, if one of your daughters asked you—and maybe they already have—“Daddy, did god really create the world in 6 days?,” what would you say? A: What I’ve said to them is that I believe that God created the universe and that the six days in the Bible may not be six days...
  • Alex Wagner Worships at the Holy Burmese Shrine of Her Beloved Barack

    11/20/2012 6:24:30 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 20, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Alex Wagner worships no other god before her Lord Barack. Think that statement is over the top? Not after you watch this worshipful video of MSNBC's Alex Wagner in which, among her other hallelujahs to her personal god who assumed earthly form in Burma, is this gem: “A man who is better at stagecraft than almost any leader in US history.” This is but one of several gushing praises of Obama which gives the impression that Wagner could be in dire need of some serious Barack cult deprogramming.
  • UN official calls for marijuana ballot rollback (Colorado and Washington)

    11/20/2012 6:21:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 53 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 11/20/12
    UN official calls for marijuana ballot rollbackAP / November 20, 2012 VIENNA (AP) — The head of the U.N. drug watchdog agency is urging U.S. federal officials to challenge ballot measures in Colorado and Washington that decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana for adults 21 and over. Raymond Yans says the approvals send ‘‘a wrong message to the rest of the nation and it sends a wrong message abroad.’’ Yans heads the International Narcotics Control Board.
  • Hostess Says Talks to Stave off Shutdown Fail

    11/20/2012 6:18:06 PM PST · by tobyhill · 15 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/20/2012 | ap
    Hostess Brands Inc. lived to die another day. The maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs said late Tuesday that it failed to reach an agreement with its second-biggest union. As a result, Hostess plans to continue with a hearing on Wednesday in which a bankruptcy court judge in White Plains, N.Y., will decide if the company can shutter its operations. The renewed talks between Hostess and The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union came after the company declared last week that it would move to wind down its business and start selling off its assets in bankruptcy...
  • ‘Outrage’ over fed EBT push for aliens

    11/20/2012 6:13:57 PM PST · by massmike · 16 replies
    http://bostonherald.com ^ | 11/20/2012 | Dave Wedge
    Local lawmakers are fuming over an Obama administration policy promoting welfare and EBT benefits for immigrants, with a “welcome” package and promotional website that encourage new arrivals to take advantage of the nation’s generous government largesse. “I think it’s a complete outrage that we’re encouraging people coming here to get on public assistance,” said state Rep. Shaunna O’Connell, a Taunton Republican who has fought for EBT reform. “We should be encouraging people to be self-sufficient. These programs are rampant with fraud and abuse.” The fight over welfare for recent immigrants is unfolding in Washington, where a group of GOP senators...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ What's Your Thanksgiving Personality? ~ 21 November 2012

    11/20/2012 6:01:17 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 123 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission StatementShowing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want To Know..... What's Your Thanksgiving Personality? Click here and take the quiz! To share your results, click "Get HTML", then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • Obama’s Gift to Cambodia’s Thuggish Leader

    11/20/2012 5:57:01 PM PST · by Arthurio · 14 replies
    -snip- The only thing that President Obama seems to have accomplished in Cambodia vis-a-vis his meeting with Hun Sen is giving the authoritarian leader an even stronger stranglehold on an office that he’s held longer than any other leader on the entire continent of Asia. After the fall of another long-ruling tyrant, Moammar Gaddafi of Libya, Hun Sen was asked if he was nervous about being overthrown himself. He responded, “I not only weaken the opposition, I’m going to make them dead … and if anyone is strong enough to try to hold a demonstration, I will beat all those...
  • Turkey accuses Israel of 'ethnic cleansing' in Gaza

    11/20/2012 5:56:58 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 31 replies
    AFP ^ | 11/19/2012
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday accused Israel of "ethnic cleansing" in Gaza, saying the Jewish state's air raids could not be considered self-defence. "Israel is committing ethnic cleansing by ignoring peace in this region and violating international law," Erdogan said. "It is occupying the Palestinian territory step by step." The premier said Israeli air raids against Gaza could not be deemed self-defence, accusing Western countries of aiding what he called a "terrorist state" by condoning its violence. "Sooner or later, Israel will answer for the innocent blood it has shed so far," he said. Erdogan's words came...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-20-12

    11/20/2012 5:54:01 PM PST · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 11-20-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • College students protest Kobach on immigration

    11/20/2012 5:53:33 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | Nov. 20, 2012 | By JOHN MILBURN
    TOPEKA -- About 50 college students who are in the U.S. illegally marched Tuesday on Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office urging him to stop working on immigration laws and to do his state job
  • Exceptionally grave damage: NSA refuses to declassify Obama’s cybersecurity directive

    11/20/2012 5:51:33 PM PST · by Founding Father · 47 replies
    Russia Today ^ | November 21, 2012
    The National Security Agency has shot down a Freedom of Information Act request for details about an elusive presidential order that may allow the government to deploy the military within the United States for the supposed sake of cybersecurity. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) reports on Tuesday that their recent FOIA request for information about a top-secret memo signed last month by US President Barack Obama has been rejected [PDF]. Now attorneys for EPIC say they plan to file an appeal to get to the bottom of Presidential Policy Directive 20. Although the executive order has been on the...
  • Time For Obama Administration to “Grow up!” They Are Trying to Punish Fox

    11/20/2012 5:48:24 PM PST · by kristinn · 38 replies
    Greta Wire ^ | Tuesday, November 20, 2012 | Greta Van Susteren
    The Obama Administration is playing dirty. Trying to put a price tag on access — either a news organization plays ball and accepts what they dish out without challenge, or the news organization is excluded, punished... ...and now the latest…. DNI Director James Clapper told Capitol Hill last week that the DNI did not know who took the term Al Qaeda out of the talking points that was given to Ambassador Susan Rice. It turns out that is not true and the DNI released a memo to the media last night indicating that DNI Director James Clapper was wrong last...
  • Political Parties Need Rebranding

    11/20/2012 5:48:21 PM PST · by tankrlm · 13 replies
    gopusa ^ | Phyllis Schlafly
    Dozens of explanations have been offered by people who think they are savvy about politics to explain why Mitt Romney lost and Barack Obama was reelected despite his many unlawful actions and the high unemployment figures. I toss into the mix my view that the two major political parties need rebranding. Obama's massive negative TV advertising rather successfully branded Romney and the Republican Party as rich guys who can't empathize with ordinary hard-working Americans. In fact, Obama grew up enjoying a pampered lifestyle attending elite schools and colleges and now is rich, too, with his wealth and lifestyle coming from...
  • Obama Lies to America Again About al Qaeda

    11/20/2012 5:43:44 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Nov 01, 2012 01:25 PM EST | Katie Pavlich
    At a campaign event today in Wisconsin, President Obama once again misled the country about the status of the terrorist group al Qaeda. "Al Qaeda has been decimated," he said to the crowd. This statement is simply not true. Recently, "al Qaeda is on the run" was dropped from Obama's campaign trail stump speeches due to the fallout over the 9/11 attack in Benghazi which was carried out by al Qaeda terrorists. That move by the campaign doesn't change the fact that al Qaeda has not been "decimated" and is not "on the run" as President Obama suggested to the...