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  • 'Happy Days' Star: Elmo Creator Has Talent, Ignore Sex Abuse Allegations

    11/21/2012 1:51:27 PM PST · by servo1969 · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 21, 2012 | Christian Toto
    Henry Winkler of "Happy Days" fame is considered one of the nicest people in Hollywood. You don't hear any horror stories about his on-set behavior, and he's managed to leave the iconic Fonzie character behind to play supporting roles in projects like "Arrested Development" and "Here Comes the Boom." Winkler's reaction to puppeteer Kevin Clash resigning from "Sesame Street" amid allegations the puppeteer engaged in sexual acts with minors hardly seemed in character. In fact, Winkler's comment is downright ugly. No one is disputing Clash's talents. Just watch last year's documentary "Being Elmo" to marvel at his many gifts. But...
  • Converting Denmark into a Muslim Country

    11/21/2012 1:50:02 PM PST · by aimhigh · 33 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 11/21/2012 | Soeren Kern
    Muslim immigrants in a town near Copenhagen have forced the cancellation of traditional Christmas displays this year even while spending lavishly on the Islamic Eid celebration marking the end of Ramadan. The controversy has escalated into an angry nationwide debate over the role of Islam in post-Christian Denmark, where a burgeoning Muslim population is becoming increasingly assertive in imposing its will on a wide range of social and civic issues.
  • Joe Soucheray: In all this bounty, it's possible to lose sight of some things

    11/21/2012 1:35:11 PM PST · by rhema · 1 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 11/20/12 | Joe Soucheray
    Probably what will happen next -- if, in fact, it is not already happening -- is that stores will serve their customers a complete Thanksgiving meal. Forward-thinking entrepreneurs could set up a lounge with flat-screen TVs, and that's where the men can watch football while the women shop. They could occasionally meet back at the table and graze over a dessert buffet before the women head back out into the aisles. The need to shop early after Thanksgiving is peculiarly American and apparently speaks to the need of getting a deal. Last week, in El Cajon, Calif., women were already...
  • FORMER TV ‘TOP MODEL’ JUDGE GOES ON RACE-BASED ALLEN WEST RANT: ‘YOU ARE AN EMBARASSMENT TO BLACKS’

    11/21/2012 1:29:55 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 55 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11-21-2012 | Erica Ritz
    November 21, 2012 FORMER TV ‘TOP MODEL’ JUDGE GOES ON RACE-BASED ALLEN WEST RANT: ‘YOU ARE AN EMBARASSMENT TO BLACKS’ Erica Ritz Former Vogue editor and “America’s Next Top Model” judge Andre Leon Talley went on a scathing, race-based rant against former Florida Congressman Allen West Tuesday morning, saying he is “an embarrassment to blacks” and that his mother “must be ashamed” of him.“Coon Minstrely Theatre!” Talley wrote, adding that West’s “barks” are “sad.”West conceded his House race Monday after weeks of recounts, in one of the most hotly-contested and expensive races in the country.Here is a screen shot of...
  • The Death of American Religion

    11/21/2012 1:25:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    In the aftermath of the re-election of President Barack Obama, conservatives searched the heavens and the earth for answers. Some suggested that Mitt Romney lost because Republicans didn't reach out more to Latino voters; some suggested that Romney lost because his "get out the vote" system fell apart on Election Day. Romney himself said that he lost because President Obama separated voting groups with particularly calibrated "gifts" designed to curry their favor. In truth, Mitt Romney lost for the same reason that traditional marriage lost on Election Day: America is becoming a less religious country. And that bodes ill for...
  • Experts: New Health Rules Show Obamacare Will Raise Costs

    11/21/2012 1:05:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 02:17 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    The federal government has issued a series of sweeping new rules and regulations surrounding Obamacare—benefits that health-industry experts fear could end up costing Americans more. … Betsy McCaughey, a former New York lieutenant governor under George Pataki and author of “Decoding the Obamacare Law,” told Newsmax the new rules and regulations will cost consumers more. … Meanwhile, companies with 50 or more employees will have a choice of sponsoring a health plan for 100 percent of their workers or paying an annual penalty of $2000. One study shows a third of those employers with 50 or more workers may opt...
  • GOP Must Play Hardball In Benghazi-Gate

    11/21/2012 1:04:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2012 | Bob Barr
    While the soap opera “All the General’s Girls” currently occupies the top spot in the Washington, DC ratings wars, the “Benghazi Chronicles,” with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice in a starring role, continues to enjoy strong ratings – as it should. Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney played it safe during the campaign -- refusing to press the many questions surrounding the September 11th fatal attacks on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. The campaign was the perfect forum from which to demand and obtain answers to questions about why the United States was so poorly prepared for the violent...
  • Uncertainty is worst part of 'fiscal cliff'

    11/21/2012 1:03:59 PM PST · by OwenKellogg · 9 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | Colonel Frank Ryan, USMC (RET)
    Nťo decision is a decision. There’s never been a time in our nation’s history when that expression means more. The lack of a decision by President Obama and Congress has sparked the doom and gloom of the pending “fiscal cliff.” Yet for the vast majority of us, the real issue is fear of the unknown. It is the complexity of all the potential changes that makes the fiscal cliff so dangerous to our economy. This complexity makes it incredibly difficult for the average family to anticipate what 2013 has in store — and be able to plan for it. Businesses,...
  • Hamas Declares Victory, Gaza Celebrates

    11/21/2012 1:02:45 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 127 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/11/12 | Gil Ronen
    Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal announced in a press conference Wednesday evening that Israel "has failed in all its goals" in Operation Defensive Pillar, following the cease fire announcement. "After eight days, God stayed their hand from the people of Gaza, and they were compelled to submit to the conditions of the resistance," Mashaal said. "Israel has failed in all its goals," he told reporters in a Cairo hotel. Mashaal also thanked ceasefire mediator Egypt, as well as Iran, which he said "had a role in arming" Hamas during the conflict. Arabs in Gaza took to the streets to celebrate the...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. quits, ending a once promising political career

    11/21/2012 12:55:39 PM PST · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/21/12 | Paul Kane and Ed O’Keefe
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) resigned from Congress on Wednesday amid ongoing federal investigations into his campaign finances, ending a more than six-month absence from office that has included multiple stints at the Mayo Clinic to battle what his doctors said was bipolar depression. Jackson, 47, submitted his letter of resignation Wednesday afternoon to the office of House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), after telling high level Democratic officials in Chicago and the state capital of his plans, according to party officials.
  • Who Said It: Marco Rubio or Barack Obama? Willful ignorance of science is a bipartisan value.

    11/21/2012 12:48:35 PM PST · by unlearner · 89 replies
    Slate Magazine ^ | Nov. 20, 2012 | Daniel Engber
    By now you've heard the outrageous quote from Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on his doubts about the origins of planet Earth. When asked to give its age, he replied: "I'm not a scientist, man. … Whether the Earth was created in 7 days, or 7 actual eras, I'm not sure we'll ever be able to answer that. It's one of the great mysteries." ... I've no doubt that these critiques of Rubio are sound. But I'm hesitant to let the crown prince of the Tea Party be singled out for blame. His shameless dodge and pander on the matter of...
  • Financial Times Deutschland to fold

    11/21/2012 12:47:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 21 Nov 12 14:49 CET | (The Local/DAPD/bk)
    The Financial Times Deutschland newspaper is on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, endangering around 350 jobs, the paper announced on its homepage on Wednesday. … The FTD’s official daily circulation is 102,000, though a significant proportion of that is reportedly given away in airports and railway stations. … The FTD was launched in 2000 as an affiliate to the British Financial Times, but ownership passed into the hands of G+J, owned by Bertelsmann media group, in 2008. …
  • Hero dog saves baby from kidnapping, family says

    11/21/2012 12:46:20 PM PST · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/21/12 | By Dylan Stableford
    kidnapping attempt was thwarted in Indianapolis on Tuesday when a family's dog stopped an armed would-be kidnapper from leaving the family's home. Police say a man and a woman broke into the home of Nayeli Garzon-Jimenez through the back door while her husband was at work. Garzon-Jimenez was on the phone with her husband, Adolfo Angeles-Morales, at the time of the break-in. "She started screaming and crying, and said, 'Someone just stuck their hand in the door,'" Angeles-Morales told WISH-TV. "The guy said, 'Give me the money or we take the baby.'"
  • Happy Thanksgiving: Unions Shut Down Traffic to LAX

    11/21/2012 12:39:12 PM PST · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/20/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Ready to fly out of Los Angeles today to get to your family before Thanksgiving? Not so fast. Los Angeles’ labor unions have decided to protest on Thanksgiving Eve – one of the busiest travel days of the year – to snarl traffic around Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). President Obama’s favorite union, the Service Employees International Union, is spearheading the obnoxious effort; it’s supposed to last from 11 a.m to 4 p.m., virtually the entire day. The LAPD says that travellers should arrive 90 minutes earlier than usual. LAX already advises people to arrive two hours in advance.
  • Brazil bridegroom bleeds to death at his wedding

    11/21/2012 12:37:50 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 28 replies
    <p>RIO DE JANEIRO — Media reports say a Brazilian bridegroom bled to death at his wedding reception when he tripped and fell on an empty glass of beer.</p> <p>The G1 news website says the freak accident occurred early Monday morning some six hours after navy sergeant Fabio Jefferson dos Santos Maciel and Geise Guimaraes tied the knot.</p>
  • Obama Praises Netanyahu on Gaza Cease-Fire

    11/21/2012 12:03:49 PM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 21, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    President Barack Obama praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday for agreeing to an Egypt-crafted cease-fire with Palestinian militants in Gaza. Obama, speaking to Netanyahu by telephone, also underlined America's unwavering support for Israel's security and said he hoped to "intensify" U.S. assistance. "The president commended the prime minister for agreeing to the Egyptian cease-fire proposal—which the president recommended the prime minister do—while reiterating that Israel maintains the right to defend itself," the White House said in a summary of the conversation.
  • Obama absolves Thanksgiving turkey with the Sign of the Cross

    11/21/2012 11:54:53 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 167 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/21/2012 | Charlie Spiering
    While pardoning the Thanksgiving turkey today, President Obama absolved it with what he called a "special dispensation," making the Sign of the Cross over the gobbling turkey. It appears that Obama made a left handed, backward sign of the cross.
  • Pizza Industry Hopes to Head Off New ObamaCare Regulation that May Force Price Hikes and Layoffs

    11/21/2012 11:51:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/21/2012 | Bryan Preston
    Posted By Bryan Preston On November 20, 2012 @ 9:35 am In Culture,Economy,News,Politics | 37 Comments When Rep. Nancy Pelosi infamously declared that we have to pass ObamaCare in order to find out wha's in it, she wasn't kidding. Buried in the mammoth 2700-page law that most in Congress did not bother to read before passing is Section 4205. That section requires any pizzeria, grocery store, or convenience store with more than 20 locations to post calorie information in their stores on menu boards. The way the law is written, it requires the national pizza chains to post fixed information...
  • SEIU Worker Sought Fake Names To Sabotage LA Pension Switch

    11/21/2012 11:44:33 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | November 21, 2012 8:18 AM | Bill Polish
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A former Los Angeles mayor leading an effort to change pensions plans for newly-hired public employees says he has evidence that a low-level union member is behind an alleged illegal counter-campaign. KNX 1070′s Bill Polish reports Richard Riordan is hoping to amass enough signatures to put a plan to transition newly-hired city workers away from taxpayer-guaranteed pensions and towards 401(k)-style accounts before voters in May. Download: 2-fraud-bpo-w-rick-riordan-fmr-la-mayor.mp3 According to an email obtained and released by Riordan, an employee with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 721 sent out an email calling on members to sign...
  • MDMA keeps severe stress at bay

    11/21/2012 11:42:29 AM PST · by Renfield · 22 replies
    Nature ^ | 11-20-2012 | Arran Frood
    The benefits of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) persist years after the first treatment with the drug (also known as ecstasy), according to a follow-up study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology1. The finding gives hope to people with PTSD who do not respond to conventional treatments. However, the results come from a small-scale pilot study, and the outcomes have not been so convincing in other recently published work. In the original trial, 20 patients with PTSD who had not responded to either psychotherapy or to conventional psychopharmacological drugs received MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine) or a placebo during...
  • An Angry Black Man!

    11/21/2012 11:33:43 AM PST · by Lloyd Marcus · 83 replies
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 11-21-2012 | Lloyd Marcus
    Returning home after two months on the road touring the country singing, speaking, writing and campaigning to defeat Obama, I felt similar to a heartbroken soldier after losing a war. I trust God, but in all candor, I felt emotionally drained. Shopping for salad stuff in Walmart, I focused on a sign “Gold Bell Peppers $1.68 each”. To my surprise, I became extremely angry. As absurd as it sounds, $1.68 for one bell pepper was the straw that broke the camel's back. It epitomized my frustration and anger over the idiocy of Obama voters. Why in the world would they...
  • The Media’s Benghazi Scandal

    11/21/2012 11:22:24 AM PST · by mojito · 50 replies
    Commentary ^ | 11/20/2012 | Peter Wehner
    ....In the Benghazi story, we have four dead Americans. A lack of security that borders on criminal negligence. No apparent effort was made to save the lives of Messrs. Woods and Doherty, despite their pleas. The Obama administration, including the president, gave false and misleading accounts of what happened despite mounting evidence to the contrary. And the person who was wrongly accused of inciting the attacks by making a crude YouTube video is now in prison. Yet the press has, for the most part, treated this story with ambivalence and reluctance. A reliable barometer of the views of the elite...
  • Brother: Rep. Jesse Jackson to announce resignation

    11/21/2012 11:11:26 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 21 | Katherine Skiba
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will announce his resignation from Congress today in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Jackson's brother Jonathan Jackson said.
  • Chicago Tribune: Rep. Jesse Jackson to announce resignation (Today)

    11/21/2012 11:09:58 AM PST · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 21, 2012 | Katherine Skiba
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will announce his resignation from Congress today in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Jackson's brother Jonathan Jackson said. He spoke to the Chicago Tribune by telephone. The congressman could not be reached for confirmation. Boehner's office also could not be immediately reached. Jackson, 47, a South Side Democrat, has been treated for bipolar depression and has been on a medical leave from Congress since June. He has been under investigation by federal authorities for alleged misuse of campaign dollars and also has faced a congressional ethics probe. Although he did not wage a campaign,...
  • Mitt Romney visits Disneyland

    11/21/2012 11:06:53 AM PST · by Arthurio · 74 replies
    By SARAH TULLY / The Orange County Register Public figures usually go to Disneyland when they win. Not Mitt Romney. Just two weeks after losing the election, the once presidential hopeful visited the Happiest Place on Earth in Anaheim, according to reports on social media. Suzi Brown, a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman, declined to confirm that Romney was at the parks. Disney has a policy against revealing visitors' identities. Twitter users posted messages all day Tuesday about Romney sightings, sometimes with a political or humorous bent. One used the hashtag #TooDressedUpToHaveFun. “Mitt Romney is at Disneyland. I'd do the same thing...
  • Russia Seeks Closer Military Ties With China

    11/21/2012 10:50:49 AM PST · by Anti-Hillary · 12 replies
    RiaNovosti ^ | 11-21-12 | Sergeu Guneev
    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Wednesday indicated Russia’s continuing interest in cooperation with China on defence sector issues. Shoigu told top Chinese officials during a visit to Beijing for the 17th Sino-Russian Intergovernmental Commission on Military and Technological Cooperation that joint work between the two powers would enhance stability across the region. “The closer the cooperation is between our two countries, including in the military-technological area, the more peaceful our region will be,” he said. This was Shoigu's first official foreign trip since replacing Anatoly Serdyukov as defense minister earlier this month. Senior Chinese military officials in turn indicated...
  • 10 people who led us to the ‘fiscal cliff’

    11/21/2012 10:50:23 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 57 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | Nov. 21, 2012, 12:55 p.m. EST | Rex Nutting
    Commentary: From Laffer to Obama, they fed our greed and guiltWASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — With our political leaders locked in a fiscal struggle that threatens to throw the economy off a so-called cliff and into recession, you might be wondering how we got to this place. Remember that this supposed fiscal cliff is the direct result of two contradictory impulses in American life: Greed and guilt. Greed for low taxes, a strong military, a strong safety net and lots of government spending for everyone. And guilt that we weren’t paying our way. Read “Stop calling it a ‘fiscal cliff’” All of...
  • Egypt announces cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas

    11/21/2012 10:47:59 AM PST · by yoe · 44 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 21-2012 | Emily Alpert
    Egypt announced a cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas effective Wednesday evening local time, the Associated Press reported. In details of the agreement obtained by the news agency, Israel will cease all military activity against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip at 9 p.m. local time (11 a.m. PST) and Palestinian militants will cease rocket attacks into Israel. After 24 hours of quiet, Gaza's border crossings with Israel will be opened further to allow freer movement of goods and people. The announcement by Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton followed talks in Cairo between Clinton...
  • Atheist group at Dartmouth plans anti Mother Teresa event

    11/21/2012 10:42:45 AM PST · by chessplayer · 31 replies
    The Atheists Humanists Agnostics (AHA) club sent out a campus-wide e-mail announcing the program on Tuesday and promising a “full-out romp against why one of the most beloved people of the century, Mother Teresa, is as Hitchens put it… ‘a lying, thieving Albanian dwarf.’” Mother Teresa is widely known for founding the Missionaries of Charities, a charity tasked with aiding the poor. She was beatified in 2003 by Pope John Paul II, a step toward possible sainthood.
  • Government Sets Its Sights - Redistribute the Wealth of America’s Older Citizens”

    11/21/2012 10:37:47 AM PST · by blam · 100 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 11-20-2012 | Mac Slavo
    Government Sets Its Sights on Private Retirement Accounts: “Giant Effort to Redistribute the Wealth of America’s Older Citizens” Mac Slavo November 20th, 2012 A new effort by the Obama administration, Congress, the Treasury Department and labor unions aims to fundamentally alter how Americans plan and save for retirement. Warnings have been popping up over the last several years about the possibility of re-appropriating the $3.5 Trillion sitting in private retirement and spreading those funds around to Americans who are deemed less fortunate. This couldn’t possibly happen in America, right? At one time, most Americans also believed heath care mandates that...
  • Report on Philly Traffic Court finds ticket-fixing rampant (Philly Dem Party Chairman)

    11/21/2012 10:35:46 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11/21/12 | Craig R. McCoy and Robert Moran,
    An investigative report on Philadelphia Traffic Court portrays it as a place where ticket-fixing is rampant, with "two tracks of justice - one for the connected and another for the unwitting general public." The report, commissioned by Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille, says Traffic Court staff identified the offices of U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, chairman of the Democratic Party in Philadelphia, as a frequent "requestor" of such "special consideration" - an allegation that Brady denied.
  • 'When Obama Goes to Hell,' GOP Official Says, He'll Claim 'This Is All Bush's Fault'

    11/21/2012 10:33:07 AM PST · by chessplayer · 33 replies
    Here's another sterling example of the premise that liberals have no sense of humor. Virginia Republican Official Bob FitzSimmonds had no idea what was going to happen when he stated in a Facebook posting on Wednesday that "When Obama is 90 years old and he dies and goes to Hell, he is going to say 'This is all Bush's fault!" Of course, members of the GOP instantly recognized the post as a joke referring to the claim often made by the president and his fellow Democrats that everything bad that happened during Obama's first term was the fault of the...
  • San Francisco Public Nudity Ban Has Sound Aesthetic Reasons

    11/21/2012 10:31:00 AM PST · by Marcus · 17 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | November 21, 2012 | Mark R. Whittington
    The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted narrowly to forbid public nudity in the City by the Bay. This is considered to be outrageous by defenders of the right to public expression.
  • PETA Wages War Against Thanksgiving Dinner

    11/21/2012 10:28:01 AM PST · by Marcus · 24 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | November 21, 2012 | Mark R. Whittington
    Almost as irritating as the war on Christmas being waged by certain atheist groups is the war on Thanksgiving dinner being waged by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) as exemplified by its recent demand on President Obama.
  • What's Obamacare Cost? Obama Small Biz Chief: 'I Bought Jam For My Friends!'

    11/21/2012 10:26:04 AM PST · by chessplayer · 8 replies
    Hector Camacho might be in tough shape in hospital, but someone is out there bobbing and weaving like a champ. Meet Karen Mills, President Obama's head of the Small Business Administration. When Joe Scarborough asked her straight-up to state the cost per worker of Obamacare, Mills ducked like a pro, switched the subject, and wound up describing . . . how last year, she bought blueberry jam at a Maine farmers market as gifts for her friends! Not a joke—just a world-class non sequitur from an Obama administration that would rather talk about anything other than the cost of its...
  • Los Angeles Following in the Footsteps of Detroit. The slow, steady decline of a once great city.

    11/21/2012 10:19:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/21/2012 | Jack Dunphy
    If a man sits on the bank of some great river and looks across to the other side, so tranquil does the current appear that it might seem to him as though the water isn’t really moving at all. Only when he looks closely will he see that the river is running steadily, ever so steadily, to the sea. And so it is with the course on which the city of Los Angeles finds itself. Visitors to the city will still find it to be a vibrant and interesting place to spend a week or two, with its pleasant climate...
  • Last Mumbai Terrorist’s Last Words: “I swear by Allah, I Won’t Do Such a Thing Again”

    11/21/2012 10:14:28 AM PST · by GVnana · 26 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | 11/21/2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Last Mumbai Terrorist’s Last Words: “I swear by Allah, I Won’t Do Such a Thing Again”But fortunately India’s judicial system is far less liberal than our own and it helped Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the last surviving Mumbai Massacre terrorist keep his word, with the aid of a good strong rope around his neck. “I swear by Allah, won’t do such a thing again” (Allah kasam dubara aisi galti nahi karunga), were the last words uttered by Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the only surviving terrorist, proved guilty in 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai. Kasab was hanged till death and buried immediately...
  • Former (Democrat) Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann loses law license for six months

    11/21/2012 10:14:22 AM PST · by Arthurio · 4 replies
    Columbus -- The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday slapped former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann with a six-month law license suspension for his 2010 criminal conviction for mishandling campaign financial matters. Dann, a Democrat who resigned as attorney general in 2008 after just 17 scandal-ridden months in office, has since worked as a private practice attorney in Cleveland. He had pleaded with the high court for leniency. He was found guilty of soliciting improper compensation and for filing false financial disclosures, misdemeanors that occurred while he was attorney general, according to court records. Dann has since paid a $1,000 fine...
  • They’re trying to ‘Palinize’ Marco Rubio (And they'll do it for any Republican candidate as well)

    11/21/2012 10:02:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/21/2012 | Matt K. Lewis
    On Twitter yesterday, some of my conservative friends beat me up for writing about Marco Rubio’s comments to GQ about the Earth’s age. Their point was that it was a silly question (it was.) And that it was feeding a liberal meme (it is.) But the notion that this means we should ignore it is also silly. In the heat of a campaign, it might be wise to parry such questions – and pivot to talking about your strengths. This is called staying on message. But I’m not on a campaign. And the election is over. If there were ever...
  • Tel Aviv bus hit by bomb; Hamas celebrates

    11/21/2012 10:02:08 AM PST · by F15Eagle · 7 replies
    Reuters via Drudge ^ | TEL AVIV | Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:12am EST | By Rami Amichai
    (Reuters) - A bomb exploded on a bus in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday, wounding 15 people in what Israeli officials said was a terrorist attack that could complicate efforts to secure a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. Celebratory gunfire rang out across Gaza as the news spread and the territory's Islamist rulers Hamas praised the bombing, but no one claimed immediate responsibility. The blast shattered windows on the bus as it drove along a tree-lined street next to Israel's huge defense ministry headquarters. Israel's ambulance service said four people suffered moderate-to-severe injuries and 11 were lightly hurt.
  • Op X-ecution: Kasab hanged, buried

    11/21/2012 10:01:30 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 14 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Wednesday, November 21, 2012 | Swatee Kher, Sushant Kulkarni
    Pune; Mumbai - Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab was executed and buried in Pune’s Yerawada Central Prison on Wednesday, five days before the fourth anniversary of the Mumbai terrorist attacks in which 165 people were killed. The Pakistani terrorist, the lone surviving 26/11 gunman, was hanged to death at 7.30 am, soon after The Indian Express reported in its print and online editions that President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected his mercy petition. Kasab was moved to Yerawada prison from Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail on Monday night as part of a top secret manouvre codenamed Operation X. “The transfer was done with...
  • Hillary Clinton Announces Cease-Fire Between Israel and Hamas

    11/21/2012 10:00:02 AM PST · by Nachum · 69 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/21/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that will go into effect Wednesday at 2 p.m. Eastern time. “This is a critical moment for the region,” Clinton said during a news conference with Egypt’s foreign minister in Cairo. “The people of this region deserve the chance to live free from fear and violence.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed the cease-fire deal and said in a statement Israel would “give a chance” to the Egyptian-brokered deal.
  • More Americans Will Use Food Stamps For Thanksgiving This Year Than Ever Before

    11/21/2012 9:59:30 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 36 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | 11/20/12 | Elizabeth Flock
    More Americans will use food stamps to buy their Thanksgiving dinner this year than ever before, according to a new report from the nonprofit government watchdog group The Sunlight Foundation. The Food Stamp Challenge, which challenges higher-income families to live as if they are on food stamps, estimates that a person on food stamps has a budget of about $1.25 per meal. In other words, a family on food stamps must buy an entire meal per person for less than the cost of an average cup of coffee. Usage of food stamps among low and no-income families has spiked since...
  • Slate Column: Bring Back Petraeus. He’s already been humiliated and rehabilitated.

    11/21/2012 9:59:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    SLATE ^ | 11/21/2012 | Emily Yoffe
    I have a great idea whom Barack Obama should nominate as his next CIA director: Gen. David Petraeus. With that simple announcement, Obama could strike a blow for civil liberties and against the silly and destructive sexual Puritanism that has taken down so many public figures. Since Petraeus’ departure both Democrats and Republicans have been mourning the loss of a public servant of extraordinary ability. So let’s mourn no more. The president can say that when news of Petraeus’ affair first broke he reluctantly accepted the general’s resignation. But as it has become clear that the events were wholly of...
  • Will Obama Allow Americans to Practice Catholicism? No!

    11/21/2012 9:49:48 AM PST · by rhema · 45 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 11/21/12 | Terence Jeffrey
    "Catholicism teaches that it is a sin to use, provide, or otherwise support contraception." These words are not from the Catholic Catechism or a sermon by a Catholic bishop. They are excerpted from the preliminary injunction U.S. District Judge Robert H. Cleland issued last month temporarily stopping the Obama administration from forcing a family-owned outdoor-power-equipment company to comply with an Obamacare regulation that requires virtually all health care plans to provide women (but not men) with co-pay-free coverage for sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs. The judge stated the Catholic teaching on contraception as an undisputed fact of the case. He...
  • We are witnessing the media’s test run to elect a Democrat in 2016

    11/21/2012 9:44:11 AM PST · by Perdogg · 84 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 11:23am | William A. Jacobson
    Can I call ‘em or what? On Monday, I wrote regarding the question posed to Marco Rubio about when the Earth was created, The “crazy-ing” of Marco Rubio begins: Marco Rubio is on the short list of Republican presidential contenders for 2016. Of course, that’s a long way away, so who knows if he remains on the short list. So Rubio’s a target even more so than in the past couple of years. Every question in every interview is a potential land mine. There can be no off-the-cuff remarks. The motus operandi will be to “crazy” him, the long-standing tactic...
  • Proposed 'mega-dairy' may close before opening (Illinois)

    11/21/2012 9:42:06 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | Nov 20, 2012 | Robert McCoppin
    chicagotribune.com Proposed 'mega-dairy' may close before opening Four-year legal fight nears end with California businessman dropping plans for site near Galena By Robert McCoppin, Chicago Tribune reporter 11:15 PM CST, November 20, 2012 A controversial plan to build the largest dairy in Illinois has been put out to pasture, state officials announced Tuesday. The Illinois attorney general's office announced a proposed settlement in which the owners of the 5,500-head dairy planned near Galena will clean up and leave, to the joy of local opponents. "We've agreed they would not seek permitting to allow the dairy, and they've decided to dismantle...
  • A free market in the sky

    11/21/2012 9:42:04 AM PST · by FewsOrange · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 20, 2012 | CLIFFORD WINSTON
    AS the holiday season approaches, the major airlines are signaling to some passengers to take a hike. At least that’s what travelers might infer from the smaller number of flights being scheduled at many of the nation’s airports. Between 2007 and 2012, airlines cut the number of domestic passenger flights by 14 percent, ... The reason is simple: airlines have decided that the best way to earn a healthy return on their investment is to maintain tight discipline on capacity. That’s a fancy way of saying they want their planes to fly as full as sardine cans. ... But this,...
  • ConsumerWatch: Stores Requiring ID, Tracking To Prevent Repeated Returns

    11/21/2012 9:39:31 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 42 replies
    CBS Local ^ | November 20, 2012
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) – When you make a return this holiday season you may have to hand over more than just your receipt, as retailers try to prevent repeated returns. “I was required to provide them a copy of my driver’s license, where they actually took the information and scanned it into their database,” said a shopper who asked to be identified only as Leslie. Leslie told the sales associate at The Children’s Place that she was uncomfortable handing over her ID just to make an exchange, but she was told that the requirement is corporate policy. In fact,...
  • They Are Going To Make It Nearly Impossible To Pass On A Farm Or A Business To Your Children

    11/21/2012 9:39:04 AM PST · by blam · 45 replies
    TEC ^ | 11-21-2012 | Michael Snyder
    They Are Going To Make It Nearly Impossible To Pass On A Farm Or A Business To Your Children By Michael Snyder on November 20th, 2012 If you have a farm or a small business, would you like to pass it on to your children when you die? Well, unless Congress does something, it is going to become much, much harder to do that starting next year. Right now, there is a 5 million dollar estate tax exemption and anything above that is taxed at 35 percent. But on January 1st, the exemption will go down to 1 million dollars...