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  • Selective Thoughts

    11/26/2012 4:03:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    Five years ago while driving my son Sam to The University of Kansas, we stopped to get gas off the I-70 in the western part of the state. There was a rather large market adjacent to the gas pumps which we entered to buy some drinks. There was a massive display of Hostess products. The entire family of delicious treats was on there – Twinkies, Cupcakes, Ding-Dongs, Fruits Pies and Snowballs. I knew I was no longer in California as I never see them in health-obsessed Los Angeles. Now they will all be gone unless someone buys them out of...
  • In a surprise move, Intrade shuts down for U.S. Traders

    11/26/2012 4:02:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/26/12 | Alexis Levinson
    Intrade, the futures trading website, will no longer be available to residents of the United States as a result of “legal and regulatory pressures,” the Dublin, Ireland-based site announced Monday. The website allows people to buy and sell shares in possible outcomes. For example, before Election Day, users could buy shares that President Barack Obama would be re-elected. Those who did were paid out for those shares when Obama defeated Mitt Romney. Users who held shares in Romney becoming president lost money on those shares. “We are sorry to announce that due to legal and regulatory pressures, Intrade can no...
  • Sandy Victim Promised ‘Immediate Help’ by President Obama Still in the Cold

    11/26/2012 3:49:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Bergen Record via Fox News ^ | November 26, 2012 | Kevin Wexler
    Donna Vanzant struggled through flooded streets and downed power lines two days after superstorm Sandy to reach the ravaged marina she owns in Brigantine. … Vanzant has been moved by the many kindnesses she received from friends, family and customers. She heard from countless people after the photograph of her hug with the president was published, including from strangers as far away as Vietnam who wished her well. She said she was honored to meet Obama, but she is also frustrated that she has yet to receive help from either her insurance companies or the government. “The president told me...
  • CIA Quietly Closes Global Warming Unit (Center on Climate Change and National Security)

    11/26/2012 3:45:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    CIA Quietly Closes Global Warming UnitCORRUPTION CHRONICLES More than three years—and no doubt a chunk of change—later, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is quietly shutting down its insignificant center dedicated to climate change. That’s right; the scandal-plagued government agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior U.S. policymakers operated a special unit that focused on global warming. Known as the Center on Climate Change and National Security, it was an exclusive division led by “senior specialists.” It operated under a cloak of secrecy that rejected all public-records requests, despite President Obama’s promise to run a transparent government. When the...
  • Exclusive: Jeb Bush Meets with Former Aides near White House (NO!)

    11/26/2012 3:36:01 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 102 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 26, 2012 | Robert Costa
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush met Monday with a group of his former staffers at the J. W. Marriott hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, just steps from the White House. Bush, a potential 2016 presidential contender, spent an hour in the hotel’s Cannon room, reminiscing and entertaining questions about his political future. In an interview with NRO, Bush did not rule out a presidential run. “I am here to catch up with folks and promote education reform,” he said, smiling. When asked again whether he will issue a Sherman-type statement about his future, Bush remained coy. “We have an alumni group...
  • ‘Fiscal cliff’ negotiations stall — again — on question of raising tax rates (Good!)

    11/26/2012 3:35:47 PM PST · by tobyhill · 13 replies
    washington times ^ | 11/26/2012 | By Dave Boyer
    The talks between President Obama and congressional Republicans to avoid looming tax hikes and steep spending cuts regressed Monday to the same old sticking point — raising taxes on wealthier Americans. Although both sides had expressed optimism before Thanksgiving that they would reach a deal to prevent a serious blow to the economy in January, the post-holiday pronouncements from the White House showed a re-emphasis on the president’s position that tax rates must rise for families earning more than $250,000 per year. And some top Republican lawmakers again insisted they won’t raise tax rates on anyone, arguing that enough revenue...
  • Left's Newest Inquisition: Deny Your God or Be Declared Unfit

    11/26/2012 3:30:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2012 | Shawn Mitchell
    Let the Blood Games continue. Only weeks after election 2012 and years before election 2016, in a routine interview, a glossy pop magazine popped Florida Senator Marco Rubio with an oddball question: How old do you think the earth is? Rubio responded a bit clumsily and noncommittally. Smelling blood and opportunity, the wolf pack bared fangs and chased. Their game is either to force Rubio to affirm a personal belief the earth is 4.5 billion years old—disturbing some of his religious supporters--or to mock and stigmatize him and others who could harbor any delusional uncertainty—damaging him with a different part...
  • New federal law may make replacing your furnace much costlier

    11/26/2012 3:13:25 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 93 replies
    NorthJersey.com ^ | November 23, 2012 | JAMES M. O’NEILL
    Replacing an aging furnace could cost homeowners thousands of dollars more after May 1, when new federal energy efficiency standards take effect for northern states, including New Jersey. The new energy-efficient natural gas furnaces aren’t that much more expensive themselves, but they must be vented directly to an outside wall rather than through the chimney, which can increase installation costs dramatically, home heating contractors say. (snip) Under the Department of Energy rules, gas furnaces installed after May 1 must be at least 90 percent efficient, compared with the current 78 percent efficient criterion. Similar improvements in energy efficiency are set...
  • Supreme Court Orders New Look at Obamacare, Abortion Funding

    11/26/2012 2:58:34 PM PST · by NYer · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | November 26, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    The Supreme Court today ordered a federal appeals court to take a new look at the controversial Obamacare law and whether it unconstitutionally forces taxpayers to fund abortions and contraception, violating religious freedoms.The high court ordered the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to consider the case of Liberty University, a Christian college that contends ObamaÂ’s health care law violates the schoolÂ’s religious freedoms. A federal judge rejected the case and the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the lawsuit was premature but did not deal with the main points the lawsuit brought up.When the Supreme Court upheld the...
  • Egypt's Morsi Pulls Back Power Grab, Makes Deal w/ Judges

    11/26/2012 2:46:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/11/12 | Chana Yaar
    Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has agreed to pull back decrees announced last Thursday granting himself sweeping new powers. The Islamist leader originally told a panel of Egypt's top judges that he would not change his stance on the edicts, insisting that he was acting within his rights. But according to a report by a television network allied with the Muslim Brotherhood, an agreement worked out with top judicial authorities was reached late Monday. The decrees had barred the judiciary from disbanding the Constitutional Assembly or the Upper House of the Parliament, placing the presidency and the committee writing the new...
  • Painting Depicts Obama as Crucified Christ

    11/26/2012 2:38:20 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Painting Depicts Obama as Crucified Christ Posted in Top Stories | 0 comments Painting Depicts Obama as Crucified Christ Nov 26, 2012 By Todd Starnes A painting that features President Obama posed as Jesus Christ crucified on a cross is on display at a community college art gallery in Boston. The painting by Michael D’Antuono is part of a larger exhibit called “Artists on the Stump – the Road to the White House 2012.” It’s on display at the Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery until Dec. 15th. The painting is called “Truth” – and shows the president on the...
  • Analysis: Barak Exits the Left’s House of Cards

    11/26/2012 2:37:09 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/11/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    Monday’s resignation of Defense Minister Ehud Barak is another crack in the foundations of the center-left, which has been in a state of denial ever before the expulsion of Jews from Gush Katif and other Jewish communities in Gaza and northern Samaria in 2005. Buoyed by a largely center-left Israeli and foreign media, which have done all but openly campaign against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, the Labor and Kadima parties have been grasping a dead limb that props up Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas as a “peace partner.” The center-left parties feed themselves on feeling good over support of the...
  • Should UN take control of internet? NZ govt takes stand

    11/26/2012 2:31:36 PM PST · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    The National Business Review (NZ) ^ | Novermber 25 2012 | Chris Keall
    New Zealand will vote against a move by the United Nations to take control of the internet. Next month, the 193 member countries of the UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU), and its 700 academic and private industry members (many of them phone companies) will met in Dubai for the World Conference on International Telecommunications – dubbed “ the most important conference you’ve never heard of.” The UN body is pushing for an international telecommunications treaty to be extended to cover the internet. The internet was developed, if not by Al Gore personally, then the US government – which in turn...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, November-26-2012

    11/26/2012 2:29:05 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 52 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
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  • Feiglin Will be a Member of Knesset

    11/26/2012 2:25:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/11/12 | Elad Benari
    According to a report in Army Radio, Feiglin placed 14 in the primaries, meaning he will be placed 15th on its Knesset’s list (Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as party chairman has the number one spot). The unofficial line-up, according to the report, is as follows (MKs who served in the outgoing Knesset and their positions, when applicable, in bold): 1.Education Minister Gidon Sa’ar 2.Environmental Minister Gilad Erdan 3.Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom 4.Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz 5.MK Danny Danon 6.Knesset Speaker MK Reuven Rivlin 7.Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Yaalon 8.Coalition chairman MK Ze’ev Elkin 9.MK Yariv Levin 10.Information and Diaspora...
  • An Overdue Book (Sowell on taxes)

    11/26/2012 2:24:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Creators Sydicate ^ | November 27, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    If everyone in America had read Stephen Moore's new book, "Who's The Fairest of Them All?", Barack Obama would have lost the election in a landslide. The point here is not to say, "Where was Stephen Moore when we needed him?" A more apt question might be, "Where was the whole economics profession when we needed them?" Where were the media? For that matter, where were the Republicans? Since "Who's The Fairest of Them All?" was published in October, there was little chance that it would affect this year's election. But this little gem of a book exposes, in plain...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABC AM,November 26-30,2012

    11/26/2012 2:15:30 PM PST · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | November 26-30,2012 | Sean Hannity
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  • The UN’s Internet Grab

    11/26/2012 2:09:27 PM PST · by knighthawk · 16 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | November 2012 | Arthur Herman
    Leo Tolstoy once said, “Imagine Genghis Khan with a telephone.” Imagine Genghis Khan, or a gaggle of Genghis Khans, running the Internet, and you have a sense of the ideas that will be percolating in Dubai at the World Conference on International Telecommunications in December. Delegates from 120 countries will gather under the auspices of the United Nations to consider a plan to take administrative control of the Internet away from the United States and hand it over to an international body run by the UN. In short, governance of cyberspace will pass from the country that has kept it...
  • Ulster count may determine NY Senate control

    11/26/2012 2:01:17 PM PST · by Arthurio · 12 replies
    ALBANY, N.Y. — The count of paper ballots in two critical New York state Senate races is in the final stages this week, with control of the chamber hanging in the balance. The seesawing leads continue in the 46th Senate District, where Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk (KAT'-chihk) trails by about 700 votes with more than 3,000 votes yet to be counted in her Ulster County stronghold. Republican George Amedore (AM'-uh-dohr) has the lead after being behind on election night. The counting resumes Tuesday and the race could be decided by the end of the day.
  • Russian News Outlet Pravda Labels Obama a ‘Communist’ in Scathing OpEd

    11/26/2012 1:32:03 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 41 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | November 26, 2012 | Tiffany Gabbay
    The famed Russian news site “Pravda,” which ironically was formed as the official Communist publication of the former Soviet Union, recently released a scathing opinion column entitled, “Obama’s Soviet Mistake,” in which the author unabashedly labels the U.S. president a “Communist without question promoting the Communist Manifesto without calling it so.”