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  • (UK)Jesus Christ 'should be downplayed in school'

    11/21/2012 3:37:12 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11.09.12 | Graeme Paton
    Teachers should no longer be expected to accord a special status to Jesus Christ as part of traditional acts of collective worship for pupils, it was claimed. Guidance sent out to local committees established to determine RE in communities across England called for a focus on a wide range of religious traditions such as Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. By law, conventional state schools are required to stage daily acts of collective worship that are broadly Christian to reflect the countrys heritage. But the National Association of Standing Advisory Councils for Religious Education (NASACRE) said this was not...
  • The NO Mark Levin Show,Happy Thanksgiving!,EST,6PM-9PM,M-F,WABC AM,November 21,2012

    11/21/2012 3:36:24 PM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | November 21,2012 | Tom Marr
    Happy Thanksgiving! Tom Marr Is On To Sub For The Great One, Mark Levin. :)=^..^=
  • House panel: Let courts decide Fast and Furious

    11/21/2012 3:36:12 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-21-12 | ap
    WASHINGTONA House panel said Wednesday it believes federal courts have the authority to decide a dispute in which Attorney General Eric Holder is refusing to provide Congress with Justice Department documents about a botched criminal investigation into gun-trafficking on the Southwest border. In a 65-page filing about Operation Fast and Furious, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said federal courts have routinely reviewed the validity of congressional inquiries. The lawyers for the House said Holder's contention that courts cannot adjudicate political disputes would permanently shut the courthouse doors to virtually all disputes between the executive and legislative branches. In...
  • Terrorists Fire 20 Rockets Since Ceasefire Begins

    11/21/2012 3:31:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/11/12 | Elad Benari
    Gazas terrorist rulers marked the ceasefire that went into effect on Wednesday evening by continuing to fire rockets at southern Israel. According to Kol Yisrael radios midnight newscast, 20 rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel since the ceasefire went into effect at 9:00 p.m. Wednesday evening. There were no reports of physical injuries or damages. Before the ceasefire went into effect, terrorists fired a barrage of 40 rockets at the area, targeting Ashdod, Ashkelon, and Beer Sheva among other cities. In Beer Sheva, a rocket directly hit a home, causing no physical injuries. Four rockets fired at Ashdod...
  • 11 Year Old Hurt in Post Cease Fire Attack [20 more rockets so far]

    11/21/2012 3:27:19 PM PST · by CondorFlight · 8 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | Nov. 21-22, 2012 | staff
    11:18 PM 20 rockets against Israel since cease fire began 11:08 PM 11 year old child hurt in first round of Gazan cease fire missiles 11:01 PM Hamas and Islamic Jihad declare the cease fire to be an Israeli failure. 10:58 PM Nachal Oz, Alumim, Sdot Hanegev, Shaar Hanegev 10:45 PM Iron Dome shoots down post-Cease Fire Rocket 10:36 PM Gan Yavneh, Beer Tuvia, Gaderot, Chevel Yavneh, Gan Yavneh, Ashdod (post cease fire) ------ 9:59 PM : Red Alert siren in Ashdod, Kiryat Malachi, Beer Tuvia, Chevel Yavneh, Hof Ashkelon, Yoav 9:58 PM: Red Alert siren in Beer Tuvia 9:40...
  • Baby, or your money back: (CA) fertility doctor mass produces, then sells embryos for $9,800

    11/21/2012 3:26:18 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 21, 2012 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    Dr. Ernest Zeringue Davis, CA, November 21, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A doctor in Davis, California is promising a successful IVF pregnancy for just $9,800, with an unheard-of money-back guarantee.  The catch?  Patients will be implanted with someone else’s baby. In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is notoriously expensive.  A single round of IVF averages $12,400, with no guarantee of a pregnancy.  Women wishing to become pregnant using the method must often undergo the procedure repeatedly until they end up with a baby or run out of money, since insurance typically limits how much can be spent on the procedure. Dr. Ernest Zeringue cuts...
  • Wal-Mart workers plan walk-out to protest Black Friday hours

    11/21/2012 3:20:21 PM PST · by tobyhill · 70 replies
    WPXI ^ | 11/21/2012 | ap
    Federal labor officials said Tuesday they dont expect to decide before Thursday on whether to seek an injunction on behalf of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to stop a union-backed group from encouraging worker walk-outs that are expected to culminate Friday. Thats the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. The worlds largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Ark., on Friday filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board against the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. It said the demonstrations organized by union-backed OUR Walmart threaten to disrupt its business and intimidate customers and other store workers....
  • Insolvency looms for NY school districts

    11/21/2012 3:20:01 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 10 replies
    BUFFALO, N.Y. More than 40 percent of New York school superintendents say they will be unable to balance their budgets within four years if obligations and income continue on the current path, and even more say they won't be able to keep up with student instruction and services mandates. A membership survey by the New York State Council of School Superintendents shows that amid a statewide push for improved student performance, districts are depleting reserve funds and cutting staff and programs to remain afloat, even with increases in state aid. "The challenge school district leaders face is not just...
  • Euell Gibbons: Author of Stalking the Wild Asparagus (Wrote Books of Great Interest to Survivalists)

    11/21/2012 3:16:45 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    Mother Earth News ^ | May/June 1972 | Hal Smith
    Euell Gibbons has probably turned more people on to naturecertainly to wild foods than any other living writer. His first book about foraged fare, Stalking the Wild Asparagus, was (and continues to be) such a best seller that Gibbons has followed its success with five more popular titles. Three Stalking the Healthful Herbs, Stalking the Blue-Eyed Scallop and Beachcomber's Handbook are wild foods manuals, a fourth Feast on a Diabetic Diet tells how to do just that and the fifth Stalking the Good Life is an expansion of his Organic Gardening magazine column, "The Organic Nature Lover".
  • Union protests at Los Angeles airport, threatening to disrupt holiday travel (Union thugs)

    11/21/2012 3:16:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 21, 2012 | William La Jeunesse
    LOS ANGELES A labor dispute at Americas third busiest airport is promising to turn what is already a bad travel day into a nightmare. One of the nations biggest unions plans to effectively block two entrances into Los Angles International airport, a protest police fear will turn the streets outside into a parking lot at a time when tens of thousands of cars are pouring into the airport. The Service Employees International Union, or SEIU, claims a company that employs 450 sky caps, cabin cleaners and security workers at LAX illegally broke a contract and is in violation of...
  • Walmart Spokesman: Black Friday Will Go On

    11/21/2012 3:13:11 PM PST · by yoe · 16 replies
    Foxbusiness ^ | November 21-2012
    Video:....David Tovar, Walmart spokesperson, on the retail chains suit against the NLRB for rallying against its Black Friday sales and promotions.
  • Why WI Gov. Walker refuses to implement a state-based health-care exchange

    11/21/2012 3:11:03 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 22 replies
    Governor's newsletter | 11/21/12 | Gov. Scott Walker
    Dear Concerned Citizen: On November 6, citizens across the state and country voted to reelect President Obama. As a result, the implementation of federal health care reform continues to move forward. While I may disagree with the federal health care law, health insurance exchanges will now be built. To do so, federal law provides states three options: 1) create a federally run exchange; 2) create a state-run exchange; 3) establish a partnership plan requiring the state to administer the exchange for the federal government. The most important consideration for me in deciding which option is best for our state is...
  • Why WI Gov. Walker refuses to implement a state-based health-care exchange

    11/21/2012 3:10:45 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 5 replies
    Governor's newsletter | 11/21/12 | Gov. Scott Walker
    Dear Concerned Citizen: On November 6, citizens across the state and country voted to reelect President Obama. As a result, the implementation of federal health care reform continues to move forward. While I may disagree with the federal health care law, health insurance exchanges will now be built. To do so, federal law provides states three options: 1) create a federally run exchange; 2) create a state-run exchange; 3) establish a partnership plan requiring the state to administer the exchange for the federal government. The most important consideration for me in deciding which option is best for our state is...
  • Fla. justices issue split decision for immigrants

    11/21/2012 3:08:50 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, November 21, 2012 | BILL KACZOR, Associated Press
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Non-U.S. citizens can appeal convictions resulting from guilty or no-contest pleas on grounds that defense lawyers failed to warn them they'd face almost certain deportation
  • That dog may cost you $100,000 a day (san diego, CA regulators gone wild)

    11/21/2012 3:00:35 PM PST · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    http://www.nctimes.com ^ | november 12, 2012
    Californias latest experiment in faith-based policymaking is being unleashed today on the San Diego public, as regional water-quality officials begin hearings on new regulations that seem crafted to turn most owners of a car, house or dog into criminals within a decade or so. We wish we were exaggerating. Under the draft rules, ordinary homeowners may face six years in prison and fines of $100,000 a day if they are deemed serial offenders of such new crimes as allowing sprinklers to hit the pavement, washing a car in the driveway, or, conceivably, failing to pick up dog poop promptly from...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns

    11/21/2012 2:55:04 PM PST · by mandaladon · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 21 Nov 2012 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned his seat in Congress on Wednesday, acknowledging an ongoing federal investigation into his campaign funds and expressing a desire to be remembered for what he "did right." Text from Jackson's resignation letter, submitted on Wednesday to House Speaker John Boehner: During this journey I have made my share of mistakes. I am aware of the ongoing federal investigation into my activities and I am doing my best to address the situation responsibly, cooperate with the investigators, and accept responsibility for my mistakes, for they are my mistakes and mine alone. None of us is immune from...
  • Dr Tim LaHaye (comments) on "The Islamic AntiChrist"

    11/21/2012 2:51:34 PM PST · by fishtank · 33 replies
    Joels Trumpet (website) ^ | 11-9-2012 | Joel Richardson
    In The Islamic Antichrist, Joel Richardson reveals that the return of the Islamic Imam of the 12th century is none other than the Antichrist of Revelation. Every preacher in America should read this book. Tim Lahaye
  • Boehner: Obamacare Must Be on Table During Budget Talks

    11/21/2012 2:48:14 PM PST · by diamond6 · 53 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/21/2012 | Unknown
    President Barack Obama must show a willingness to cut back the healthcare reform law during budget negotiations, says House Speaker John Boehner. President Obama has won re-election, but his healthcare law is still driving up costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire workers. As was the case before the election, Obamacare has to go, Boehner writes in the Cincinnati Enquirer. The presidents health care law adds a massive, expensive, unworkable government program at a time when our national debt already exceeds the size of our countrys entire economy. We cant afford it, and we cant afford to...
  • Report: Matt Lauer likely to get axe from 'Today' show

    11/21/2012 2:43:51 PM PST · by tobyhill · 50 replies
    the examiner ^ | 11/21/2012 | BY: JESSICA CARLSON
    Matt Lauer, host of the "Today" show, may be leaving the show involuntarily according to a report published by Radar Online on Wednesday. Radar reported that a inside source said the writing was on the wall for Lauer, 54, who has often been blamed for the departure of long time co-host turned lead-host, Ann Curry, in June. Since the time Curry was fired from her position, numerous rumors have emerged about Lauer's inability to get along with staff and his need to be surrounded by "yes" men and women. The source said, "His years-long feuds with former co-hosts Katie Couric,...
  • Planned Parenthood Gets Obamacare Funds to Push Sex on 9th Graders

    11/21/2012 2:26:45 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | November 21, 2012 | Rita Diller
    Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Virginia has received government funding that enables it to expand its systematic sexualization and degradation of 9th graders in the Newport News public schools with risk reduction sex education. The money comes from the $75 million pool set aside as a part of Obamacare to teach the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP).The PREP money is setting students up for disaster as it enables Planned Parenthood and other organizations access to the most vulnerable youth across the nation. The curriculum being used in Newport News, Virginia, is distributed by ETR Associates, formerly the education department of Planned...
  • WH Won't Release Photos of Obama Team During Benghazi Attacks

    11/21/2012 2:23:09 PM PST · by ColdOne · 49 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/21/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Today, the White House officially refused to release photos of US officials during the September 11 terrorist attacks on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that ended with the deaths of four Americans. CBS News requested the photos on October 31; the White House has routinely released photos showing members of the Obama administration in their hero poses during national security crises. That happened most famously with pictures of the Obama administration key players clustered into the White House situation room during the raid on Osama Bin Ladens compound in Pakistan.
  • The Way Forward

    11/21/2012 2:18:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies
    Commentary ^ | December 2012 | John Podhoretz
    It is a mark of how entirely bereft of ideas the 2012 contest was that the post-election analysis has come to center not on what Barack Obama will do in his second term—which is really the only thing that matters now—but rather on the condition and fate of the Republican Party. Obama won a historic victory in some respects: If you had said two years ago that the president could win reelection with an unemployment rate of 7.9 percent and 4 million fewer people in the workforce than when he was elected, most analysts would have called you crazy. Even...
  • News Anchors Stun Audience & Resign Live On-Air: Told to Do Unbalanced News, Politically

    11/21/2012 2:17:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 21, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Two Maine news anchors resigned together at the end of Tuesdays broadcast after a longstanding battle with upper management over journalistic practices including being expected to do politically unbalanced news, the Bangor Daily News reported. Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio announced at the end of WVII-TVs 6 p.m. newscast that it would be their final broadcast together. And finally tonight, this will be Tony and my final show together here on ABC 7, Michaels said. The last six years have been an interesting and enjoyable time for both of us as we have been the longest running news team in...
  • Burglar upset after being tied up by homeowner

    11/21/2012 2:16:11 PM PST · by aimhigh · 26 replies
    KXLY.com ^ | 11/21/2012 | KXLY.com
    A would-be burglar told deputies he was upset after he was tied up and left lying on the garage floor of the home he attempted to burglarize Wednesday morning in St. John.
  • Al Gore Warns of 'Planetary Emergency' Again

    11/21/2012 2:13:45 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Al Gore Warns of 'Planetary Emergency' Again by Wynton Hall 21 Nov 2012, 1:09 PM PDT In a recent interview, former Vice President Al Gore sounded the alarm of an impending "planetary emergency" if the Keystone Pipeline gets approved or if plans for Northwest coal export terminals proceed. "We have a planetary emergency," said Mr. Gore. "I know it drives some people nuts when I say that, but dammit, thats what we face." This is not the first time Mr. Gore has declared the human race to be facing a "planetary emergency": he's made the exact same claim in 2005,...
  • Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Statement on FaceBook

    11/21/2012 2:12:52 PM PST · by onyx · 30 replies
    FaceBook ^ | November 21, 2012 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    אני יודע שישנם אזרחים שמצפים לפעולה צבאית חריפה עוד יותר, וייתכן מאוד שנידרש לה, אבל בעת הזאת, הדבר הנכון למדינת ישראל הוא למצות את ההזדמנות הזאת להשיג הפסקת אש מתמשכת. כראש ממשלה מוטלת עליי האחריות – והיא אחריות עליונה – לעשות את הצעדים הנכונים לשמור על ביטחוננו. כך נהגתי, כך אמשיך לנהוג. I realize that there are citizens who expect a harsher military action and we may very well need to do that. But at present, the right thing for the State of Israel is to exhaust this possibility of reaching a long-term cease-fire. As Prime Minister, I have...
  • Hobby Lobby Appeals Decision Forcing It to Obey HHS Mandate ($1.3 Million-Per-Day fine)

    11/21/2012 2:04:25 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | November 21, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Hobby Lobby, a Christian-owned and run company, is fighting back against a judge’s decision siding with the Obama administration saying that it has the right to force it to pay for drugs for women that may cause abortions.The privately held retail chain with more than 500 arts and crafts stores in 41 states filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its HHS mandate. The company says it would face $1.3 million in fines on a daily basis starting in January if it fails to comply with the mandate, which requires religious employers to pay for or refer women for...
  • First Cap & Trade auction a bust for California budget

    11/21/2012 2:04:00 PM PST · by twistedwrench · 16 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | 11/21/2012 | Kevin Yamamura
    State environmental leaders this week hailed California's first cap-and-trade auction a success, but it was hardly so for the state budget. Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers assumed three auctions this fiscal year would generate $1 billion total for the state, half of which they want to plug the state budget deficit. But most of the $289 million raised this month is dedicated for utilities and their ratepayers, leaving only $55.8 million for state purposes.
  • Goodbye Hostess (15,000 jobs lost today not due to Sandy)

    11/21/2012 1:55:29 PM PST · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    Everyone loses: HOSTESS JUDGE APPROVES MOTION TO WIND DOWN COMPANYHOSTESS WINS APPROVAL TO CLOSE AND BEGIN SELLING ASSETS Next up: the Twinkie economy. Fom Leveraged Loan: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain this afternoon approved Hostess Brands emergency wind-down plan, as well as an amendment to its debtor-in-possession credit agreement that will allow Hostess to access the full amount of its $75 million DIP loan during its liquidation. Drain also denied a motion filed by the U.S. Trustee to convert the case to Chapter 7, though he did not rule out the prospect of a conversion at a later date. Hostess...
  • '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 Obamacarebenefits 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 Generals 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)
    No decision is a decision. Theres never been a time in our nations 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 OKeefe
    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 FTDs 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 Obamas favorite union, the Service Employees International Union, is spearheading the obnoxious effort; its 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 proposalwhich the president recommended the prime minister dowhile 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...