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  • Detroit to go bankrupt in less than a month

    11/21/2012 7:20:31 PM PST · by Founding Father · 76 replies
    RT ^ | 22 November, 2012
    The city of Detroit, facing a serious cash crisis, is set to go bankrupt by the end of this year and would put city workers on furlough unless it strikes a deal with the city council that would bring in $30 million before Dec. 14. Detroit has been in financial turmoil for years, losing a quarter of its population in the past decade and facing a shrinking auto industry that has reduced tax revenues. The Detroit City Council gave the mayor the option to hire a financial advisor and in return receive $30 million by the end of the year....
  • Hurricane Sandy: Staten Island Survivors

    11/21/2012 7:15:33 PM PST · by Kartographer · 79 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 11/21/12
    As we head into the Thanksgiving weekend, thousands of families in the northeast face a difficult holiday season. For those still reeling from the effects of Superstorm Sandy, emotions are still raw and futures are uncertain. Reuters photographer Mike Segar visited Staten Island last week, spending time with residents hard-hit by Sandy. He collected not just their portraits but their stories, as they stood amid the wreckage of what had been their homes, businesses, and places of worship. While there was anger and sadness on display, there was also a sense of gratitude for the outpouring of help from afar,...
  • Man dies of gunshot wound 20 years later

    11/21/2012 7:08:50 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    On September 25, 2012, Lennard Lewis died at his home of a seizure disorder. On the surface it appeared to be of natural causes. That is until East Baton Rouge Coroner William Clark, M.D. began looking around for the reason Lewis had the seizure disorder. The Coroner traced down Lewis's medical records and discovered that he had been shot in the head 20 years ago.
  • Commentary: President Obama 'allegedly' born in U.S., so the story says

    11/21/2012 6:58:46 PM PST · by thecodont · 27 replies
    Los Angeles Times / LATimes.com ^ | November 21, 2012, 6:25 a.m. | By James Rainey
    News that a small Montana newspaper inserted the word “allegedly” in the midst of an AP news story -- so that it read “Obama was allegedly born in Hawaii” -- caused a small furor Tuesday. But how should we read this latest commentary on the president’s birthright? A) Proof that racism runs rampant in American society. B) Evidence that "birthers" have infiltrated the ranks of the mainstream media. C) An instance of precision from journalists, most of whom have been too willing to accept flimsy proof of President Obama’s birthplace. D) As a window into how bored journalists amuse themselves...
  • How the New York Times Covers Evil

    11/21/2012 6:27:08 PM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Bernardgoldberg.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | Dennis Prager
    The way in which the New York Times reports good vs. evil is one of the most important stories of our time. Take the war between Israel and Hamas that is taking place right now. This war is as morally clear as wars get. Hamas is a terrorist organization dedicated to annihilating the Jewish state. It runs a theocratic totalitarian state in Gaza, with no individual liberty and no freedom of speech or press. In a nutshell, Hamas is a violent, fascist organization. Israel, meanwhile, is one the world’s most humane states, not to mention a democracy that is so...
  • Our Mesmerizer-in-Chief

    11/21/2012 6:24:57 PM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies
    Bernardgoldberg.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Bernard Goldberg
    A while back, when the president and Republicans couldn’t agree on whether it was day or night or what day it was, I came up with this brilliant idea: Republicans should give Barack Obama everything he wants. And by everything, I meant … everything. You want higher taxes on the wealthy, Mr. President even though that might lead us into another recession? You got it. You want to pass healthcare reform that will raise about 20 new taxes and keep the economy in the doldrums? We won’t waste your time, and ours, fighting over it. Whatever else you want, Mr....
  • Canada's pipelines are at capacity: Enbridge

    11/21/2012 6:20:07 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 8 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | November 21, 2012 | Shawn Logan
    CALGARY - With a glut of Canadian crude being produced, the nation's network of pipelines have reached their capacity, says a spokesman for Canada's top oil mover. While analysts had expected to squeeze a few more years out of existing pipeline infrastructure, Enbridge spokesman Todd Nogier said those lines are now full, prompting the need to build more. "I think it really underlines the importance of building pipeline infrastructure," Nogier said. "The supply is rising exponentially, not just in the oilsands, but in the U.S. as well." The revelation comes while two significant projects — Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline and...
  • Long past time to repeal the 17th Amendment

    11/21/2012 6:14:03 PM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 69 replies
    "What's wrong with the people choosing their own Senators? For starters, this amendment strips power from the states, which ultimately strengthens the federal government. This Amendment removes an important check and balance between the federal government and the states."
  • Surprise: PA College Slashes Instructors' Hours to Avoid Obamacare

    11/21/2012 6:13:08 PM PST · by george76 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2012 | Wynton Hall
    Pennsylvania's Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is slashing the hours of 400 adjunct instructors, support staff, and part-time instructors to dodge paying for Obamacare. "It's kind of a double whammy for us because we are facing a legal requirement [under the new law] to get health care and if the college is reducing our hours, we don't have the money to pay for it," said adjunct biology professor Adam Davis. On Tuesday, CCAC employees were notified that Obamacare defines full-time employees as those working 30 hours or more per week and that on Dec. 31 temporary part-time employees will...
  • What to Expect From the New Congress

    11/21/2012 6:12:38 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 4 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 November 2012 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    The party numbers are pretty much the same, but the congressional Democrats are far more liberal, and the Republicans are much closer to traditional constitutionalism. What to Expect From the New Congress The New American 21 November 2012 The election results were not even finished being tallied by the time the left-wing, establishment media began telling constitutionalist Republicans that the path to electoral success was to sell out their principles before the next election, call themselves “moderates,” and adopt every aspect of the far-left Democratic political agenda. Though Mitt Romney had no discernible difference on principles from Barack Obama...
  • BRF grad Jack Taylor sets NCAA record with 138 points in a game

    11/21/2012 6:05:53 PM PST · by shove_it · 39 replies
    LaCrosseTribune ^ | 21 Nov 2012 | John Casper Jr.
    The goal was to get Jack Taylor out of a shooting slump. He did that. Then he went out and scored the most points ever in a college basketball game. Taylor, a Black River Falls High School graduate, is about to get his 15 minutes of national fame after scoring an NCAA-record 138 points for Grinnell College in a 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible College on Tuesday night in Grinnell, Iowa... The previous NCAA record was held by Clarence “Bevo” Francis, who scored 113 points in a 1954 game for Division II Rio Grande....
  • Schultz's Stuffing Suggestion To Boehner: 'You Can Put Some Gravy On That'

    11/21/2012 6:00:18 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ah, Thanksgiving. A time for Americans to come together, be grateful for their blessings—and tell people with different politics to stuff it? That's apparently Ed Schultz's take on the holiday. On his MSNBC show this evening, gloating over his presumption that taxes will be going up on the top 2%, Schultz sent this warm 'n fuzzy message to John Boehner: "think about it over your turkey and stuffing Speaker Boehner. And by the way, you can put some gravy on that--and you know the rest of the sentence." View the video here.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Thanksgiving 2012!! ~ 22 November 2012

    11/21/2012 5:59:50 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 143 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
      ~ Happy Thanksgiving 2012 ~ GOD BLESS AND WATCH OVER THEM, WHEREVER THEY SERVE.       Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the...
  • Setbacks and Squabbles in Russia’s Foreign Policy

    11/21/2012 5:59:43 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    The Kremlin is moving from confusion to controversy in international affairs, a policy area which used to boost Russia’s “great power” status and bring joy to its leaders. Moscow cannot formulate a coherent position on the eruption of violence in the Gaza “black hole,” and the attempt of Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to explain Russia’s position on the Syrian civil war to the Gulf Cooperation Council was rebuffed so undiplomatically that he refused to stay for the scheduled dinner (Rossiyskaya Gazeta, November 16). Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev sought to add a warm touch to his business-like visit to Finland on...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-21-12

    11/21/2012 5:59:37 PM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 11-21-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • The Nasty GOP? For some conservatives, the labels “nasty” and “mean” are well earned.

    11/21/2012 5:57:01 PM PST · by neverdem · 68 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 20, 2012 | Jim Geraghty
    ‘The Republican brand is deeply damaged” was a painfully common assessment after the election. A lot of Republicans were eager to blame the party’s thoroughly lousy performance on the presidential nominee, but there is considerable evidence that the unpopularity goes well beyond that: Romney won more votes than GOP Senate candidates in almost all of the swing states — and in some fairly red states, including Arizona, Montana, Nebraska, and North Dakota.Conservative ideas, though, won in distinctly Democratic-leaning states once the word “Republican” was no longer associated with them. In Michigan, where Obama won handily, a push to enshrine...
  • Awarding Electoral Votes by Congressional District (vanity)

    11/21/2012 5:49:15 PM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 41 replies
    11/21/2012 | self
    I propose that we award Electoral Votes by Congressional District with the winner of each state receiving two additional EVs. As can be seen at the links below this change would negate the Liberals advantage in CA & NY (where more than Obama's ENTIRE pop vote margin came from in 2012) and would have resulted in McCain beating Obama in 2008 and Romney winning in 2012. http://www.polidata.org/prcd/ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/index.html Thoughts?
  • Hamas Says "Israel Failed In Its Goals", Thanks Iran

    11/21/2012 5:46:57 PM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    http://www.france24.com/ ^ | November 21,2012 | AFP
    AFP - Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal said on Wednesday that Israel had "failed in all its goals" after a Gaza truce deal came into effect, while thanking Egypt and Iran for their support during the conflict. "After eight days, God stayed their hand from the people of Gaza, and they were compelled to submit to the conditions of the resistance," Meshaal said.
  • Hurricane Sandy Is Allah's Punishment For Afghanistan And Iraq

    11/21/2012 5:42:23 PM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 11-21-12
    Saudi Cleric Muhammad Al-Munajid: Hurricane Sandy Is Allah's Punishment For Afghanistan And Iraq On November 1, 2012, Saudi sheikh Muhammad Al-Munajid discussed Hurricane Sandy on Egypt's Al-Nas TV. Sheikh Al-Munajid has previously made statements calling on Muslims to "kill" Mickey Mouse and criticizing the Olympics. Click here to view this clip on MEMRI TV. The following are excerpts from his statements: "The Water That Allah Sent Tore The Asphalt… This Is A Punishment" "Dear brothers and sisters, the news about Hurricane Sandy is everywhere. The images coming from the U.S. are, indeed, horrible and terrifying. This hurricane brought with it...
  • Gripes of a GOP Grunt

    11/21/2012 5:39:45 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 20, 2012 | by Clayton Spann
    During the presidential campaign I served as a lowly foot soldier for Romney. In the battleground of Northern Virginia I knocked on doors, made telephone calls, handed out literature. Election Day I participated in the fiasco named Project ORCA. Gripe 1. ORCA sounded great. In real time GOP poll watchers would inform Romney headquarters who had voted in a precinct—and who had not. As the day wore on HQ would contact the laggards and urge they get to the polls. If poll watchers owned a smart phone then real time was possible. If like me they owned a dumb phone,...