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  • Report: Top Florida Republicans say election law was intentionally designed to suppress the vote

    11/27/2012 8:39:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 11/27/12 | J Easley
    Two former top Florida Republicans say a new law that shortened the early voting period in the state was designed by the GOP to suppress the Democratic vote, not to curb voter fraud, according to a report Monday from the Palm Beach Post. The Palm Beach Post quoted Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer and former Gov. Charlie Crist, neither of whom is still a party member, and a handful of other party operatives, who said claims the law was designed to curb voter fraud in the state were merely a marketing ploy to provide cover for the...
  • The NO Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,November 27,2012

    11/27/2012 8:22:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 52 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | November 27,2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Do not know who will be subbing for Rush today, hopefully will be an interesting "sub". :)=^..^=
  • Police Remove Congressman-Elect Grayson From Local Walmart For Union Agitating

    11/27/2012 8:17:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Watchdog Wire ^ | November 26, 2012 | Tom Tillison
    In spite of the embarrassing antics on full display during his first term in Congress, the voters in Florida’s CD09 saw fit to send Alan Grayson back to Washington, D.C. Naturally, the extreme elements of the far left supported Grayson’s return to office, but so too did many of our friends and neighbors. Perhaps even family members. He was also a recipient of overwhelming support from the Hispanic community, particularly those of Puerto Rican descent. And labor unions. There’s no doubt he also received a fair share of votes from the disaffected and disengaged for the sheer entertainment value such...
  • GM rolls out new electric mini-car at LA Auto Show [Doubling Down on Failure]

    11/27/2012 8:17:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 85 replies
    AP ^ | 11-27-2012 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN
    DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors is giving its Chevrolet Spark a jolt of electricity. An all-electric version of the mini-car will debut this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It goes on sale this summer in California, Oregon, Canada and South Korea, where it's made. Other markets will follow. Unlike the Chevrolet Volt sedan, which can run in all-electric mode but also has a backup gas engine, the Spark EV is a pure electric. GM won't say how far the car will go on a charge, but says it will be a top performer among the small number of...
  • Obama administration sued over Palestinian aid

    11/27/2012 8:15:53 AM PST · by ilcenter · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/27/12 | BYRON TAU
    A group of Israeli-Americans has filed suit against the Obama administration, alleging that U.S. aid money to the Palestinian Authority funds terrorist activities. The lawsuit charges that federal aid money directed to the Palestinian Authority ultimately ends up in the hands of Hamas and other militant groups committed to war against Israel. Hamas is designed as a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. government. The lawsuit charges that the State Department is ignoring congressionally-mandated safeguards to keep money out of the hands of such entities. "The American people are opposed to terror and do not want to fund it via...
  • More Democrats Willing to Go Over 'Fiscal Cliff'

    11/27/2012 8:10:26 AM PST · by bestintxas · 158 replies
    newsmax ^ | 11/27/12 | j feller
    A growing number of Democrats say they are willing to let the country go off the fiscal cliff if a deal cannot be reached by Jan. 1 that raises taxes on the top two percent of earners while protecting costly entitlement programs. Their theory in this game of chicken with Republicans is that it will be easier in January to lower taxes for 98 percent of the country while finding the best possible parts of the federal budget to cut — in line with long-held goals of the nation's liberal party. They also think they'll be in a better position...
  • Chinese paper congratulates Kim Jong Un on being named ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by the Onion

    11/27/2012 8:04:46 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies
    Chinese paper congratulates Kim Jong Un on being named ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by the Onion By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News Senior Media Reporter In a hilarious if increasingly common example of a real newspaper taking a satirical newspaper seriously, the People's Daily—the website for the Communist Party of China's newspaper—published a story on Tuesday congratulating North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on being named 2012's "Sexiest Man Alive" by the Onion. "U.S. website The Onion has named North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un as the 'Sexiest Man Alive' for the year 2012," the story announces before quoting the Onion's...
  • Republican senators say Rice meeting just leaves more questions unanswered

    11/27/2012 8:04:34 AM PST · by bryan999 · 108 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 26, 2012 | Staff
    Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte meet with UN Ambassador Susan Rice, who is a leading candidate for secretary of state despite the controversy over her comments on the deadly attack in Libya.
  • McGurn: How Obama's 'Life of Julia' Prevailed

    11/27/2012 8:00:15 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies
    WSJ ^ | November 27, 2012 | William McGurn
    The name of the program now escapes me. Several months ago, while flipping channels with the remote, I stopped on an MTV show about a working mom whose whole life was upended when her partner announced that he was splitting. It caught my attention because this mother lived in a nice apartment that looked like one in my suburban New Jersey town, and she was applying for food stamps. This wasn't your caricature "taker"—the woman had a real job. With her partner leaving, however, she could no longer afford the rent, and she would have trouble providing for her two...
  • Martinez, Pearce: How To Win Hispanic Votes (NM)

    11/27/2012 7:59:09 AM PST · by CedarDave · 28 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 27, 2012 | Michael Coleman
    As national Republican leaders fret about their party’s showing among Hispanics in the Nov. 6 elections and consider the GOP’s future, they might want to check in with a couple of prominent New Mexico Republicans. Rep. Steve Pearce, who represents New Mexico’s border with Mexico, and Gov. Susana Martinez, who hails from the border-area town of Las Cruces, both have plenty to say about their party and Hispanic politics. In a telephone interview Monday, Martinez said Romney’s weak result among Hispanics, who chose Obama by a more than 3-1 ratio nationally, isn’t necessarily a harbinger of things to come for...
  • Homeowner pulls gun on neighbor he caught stealing metal, Volusia deputies say(FL)

    11/27/2012 7:52:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | 26 November, 2012 | Susan Jacobson
    <p>A Volusia County homeowner held his neighbor at gunpoint Monday after catching him stealing metal from his house, a 911 tape released shows.</p> <p>"I don't plan on shooting him, but if he does something stupid, what else am I supposed to do?" Benton Ledbetter, 59, asked a Sheriff's Office dispatcher.</p>
  • Dick Durbin: Fiscal cliff now, entitlements later

    11/27/2012 7:51:47 AM PST · by Qbert · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | November 27, 2012 | Steven Sloan
    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin has a message for Republicans insisting on wholesale changes to entitlement programs in exchange for new tax revenue: not yet. In a speech later this morning that seeks to crystalize the progressive approach to deficit reduction, the Senate’s No. 2 Democrat will try to split the debate about overhauling Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from the negotiations over resolving the fiscal cliff. “Progressives should be willing to talk about ways to ensure the long-term viability of Medicare and Medicaid but those conversations should not be part of a plan to avert the fiscal cliff,” Durbin...
  • Godfather of baseball free agency Miller dies at 95

    11/27/2012 7:51:23 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 27, 2012 | DAVID K. LI
    Marvin Miller, the most influential labor leader in sports history who ushered free agency into baseball, has passed away at the age of 95. The Major League Baseball Players Association this morning confirmed Miller's death.
  • At West Point, 'Goats' Are an Exclusive Bunch

    11/27/2012 7:47:16 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    Wall Street journal ^ | 11-27-12 | Ben Fox Rubin
    When cadet Roberto Becerra Jr. walked onstage to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2007, the entire ceremony ground to a halt as he, before a crowd of thousands, transformed into a goat. For this achievement, Mr. Becerra received a rousing ovation and was handed an envelope stuffed with cash. In a 210-year-old military academy bristling with traditions, "the goat" is a curious custom that one might not expect to find at a school better known for its selectivity and high standards. Yet every year, the last-ranking cadet to make it through to graduation is...
  • Gun owner wants charges in school shooting dropped(WA)

    11/27/2012 7:37:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 40 replies
    komonews.com ^ | 26 November, 2012 | AP
    BREMERTON, Wash. -- Washington state appeals court judges had lots of questions for lawyers at a hearing about whether a gun owner should be prosecuted in a Bremerton school shooting that critically injured a 9-year-old girl. Kitsap County prosecutors charged Douglas Bauer because he owns the pistol his girlfriend's son took to Armin Jahr Elementary. It fired through the boy's backpack, critically wounding Amina Kocer-Bowman in a classroom. Amina spent six weeks in a hospital and endured numerous surgeries for internal injuries caused by the shooting.
  • Morsi v. Obama: The Professional vs. The Amateur

    11/27/2012 7:30:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Michael Youssef
    Someone once said that whenever the savages fight the civilized, the savages always win. The same can be said when professionals face off against amateurs: the professionals win hands down, leaving the amateurs with egg all over their faces. The current situation in the Middle East offers a clear example. Hamas, a terror group that is always for sale to the highest bidder (whether it be Shiite Iran or Sunni Egypt), did Egypt’s bidding by rocketing Israel. The reaction from Israel was predictable and absolutely necessary: defend its citizens at any cost from the deluge of Gaza bombs. Hence we...
  • Gun-related violent crimes drop as sales soar in Va.

    11/27/2012 7:28:03 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 2 replies
    timesdispatch.com ^ | Nov 23, 2012 | Mark Bowes
    Gun-related violent crimes drop as sales soar in Va. BY MARK BOWES | Posted: Friday, November 23, 2012 11:20 pm Gun-related violent crime in Virginia has dropped steadily over the past six years as the sale of firearms has soared to a new record, according to an analysis of state crime data with state records of gun sales. The total number of firearms purchased in Virginia increased 73 percent from 2006 to 2011. When state population increases are factored in, gun purchases per 100,000 Virginians rose 63 percent. But the total number of gun-related violent crimes fell 24 percent over...
  • Court slaps sanctions on atty who sued gun maker

    11/27/2012 7:23:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    armsandthelaw.com ^ | 26 November, 2012 | David Hardy
    It's a 34 page scanned pdf, so it is both detailed and slow to download. Reading the earliest versions of what happened, or was alleged to have happened, I find them incomprehensible. Bullets coming out of the trigger guard or the side of the gun? Then he changes to an out-of-battery discharge, but even that doesn't hold up. The judge doesn't fix a number, but orders the defense to file its documents on attorney fees (with a hint that they shouldn't be tempted to pad things out). I suspect this will be a VERY expensive mistake. Comment by James: Reading...
  • The Next Mitt Romney:GOP Establishment trumpets another Great Moderate Hope -- Jeb Bush

    11/27/2012 7:22:56 AM PST · by bestintxas · 97 replies
    am spectator ^ | 11/27/12 | j lord
    <p>Say again, neutral.</p> <p>As Ronald Reagan might say, there he went again.</p> <p>What was Jeb Bush neutral about?</p> <p>The choice between liberal Charlie Crist and conservative Marco Rubio for the Republican nomination for United States Senator from Florida.</p> <p>Oh, he finally came around. After then-Governor Crist endorsed the Obama stimulus, this was a bridge too far even for former Governor Bush.</p>
  • Winning the Latino Vote: If the Democrats have the winning formula, why not copy them?

    11/27/2012 7:21:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/27/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Over the last three weeks, I think I have read most of the post-election op-eds written on the Latino vote. I have studied exit polling, read sophisticated demographic analyses, and talked to as many Latinos in my hometown as I could. The result is that I would not advise Republicans to go down the identity-politics route. I don’t wish to live in an America where Steve Lara or Bob Martinez is reduced to an anonymous “Latino” and Victor Hanson is just a “white male.” But if Republicans really believe there is a monolithic Latino vote, and if those of Hispanic...
  • Cameron's Foolish Bluster

    11/27/2012 7:19:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    I frequently disagree with Financial Times writer Wolfgang? Münchau, especially on keeping the eurozone and EU intact. Today, I largely agree (but sometimes for opposite reasons) with Münchau's take in Britain’s bluster serves the eurozone well. Münchau: The singular importance of the budget negotiations, and of British prime minister David Cameron’s insistence on an EU budget freeze, lies in what they reveal about the future of the EU itself. A frozen budget means that the EU is stuck with what it does. Forget the Agenda 2020, or any other pretence at growth-enhancing policies. What the fraught budget negotiations tell us...
  • Seeing No Evil (Why the Cuban-American vote explains a lot)

    11/27/2012 7:17:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/27/2012 | Dennis Prager
    If you want to understand why President Obama was reelected despite a largely unsuccessful presidency and almost unprecedentedly high and continuous unemployment, just look at the Cuban-American vote. In fact, if you want to understand America today — specifically, why it is in decline — just look at the Cuban-American vote. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, “The president captured 48% of the Cuban-American vote in Florida — a record high for a Democrat.” Democratic presidential nominees went from 25 percent of the Cuban-American vote in 2000, to 29 percent in 2004, to 35 percent in 2008, to 48...
  • Students Pull Off Thanksgiving Event, Despite Being Stood up by Protesting Teachers

    11/27/2012 7:11:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    Students and teachers from Old Rochester Regional Junior High School have teamed up for many years to serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to senior citizens in the school cafeteria. But this year the teachers thought it would be an opportune time to bring their complaints about a lack of a collective bargaining agreement to the community. How? By refusing to participate in the traditional Thanksgiving event. That’s right, as a way to protest their lack of a contract, the teachers bailed on the students and senior citizens. But the students and a group of volunteers kept the tradition alive on...
  • Cox and Archer: Why $16 Trillion Only Hints at the True U.S. Debt

    11/27/2012 7:08:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 26, 2012, 6:41 p.m. ET | By CHRIS COX AND BILL ARCHER
    A decade and a half ago, both of us served on President Clinton's Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform, the forerunner to President Obama's recent National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. In 1994 we predicted that, unless something was done to control runaway entitlement spending, Medicare and Social Security would eventually go bankrupt or confront severe benefit cuts. Eighteen years later, nothing has been done. Why? The usual reason is that entitlement reform is the third rail of American politics. That explanation presupposes voter demand for entitlements at any cost, even if it means bankrupting the nation. A...
  • Obama to bypass congress to ban semiautomatic firearms

    11/27/2012 7:00:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 69 replies
    themoralliberal.com ^ | 26 November, 2012 | JIM KOURI
    An anti-gun owner initiative considered in Washington could lead to massive civil disobedience and a severe domestic crisis, gun law expert John M. Snyder warned on Friday. “According to confidential information,” he said, “forces linked with the administration suggest the government classify semiautomatic firearms and multiple capacity ammunition feeding devices as Title 2 National Firearms Act items under the Gun Control Act of 1968. Americans familiar with federal gun laws understand that under this scenario, semiautomatics and high capacity magazines could be acquired only with great difficulty and at great expense by America’s estimated 100 million law-abiding firearms owners, notes...
  • Racing to Beat the Clock on the Dividend Cliff

    11/27/2012 7:00:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Political Calculations
    On the first day of 2013, the amount of taxes that top U.S. stock market investors will have to pay on the dividends they earn will increase. The only question at this point is by how much. Will taxes on dividends rise from 15% to 18.8% because of the ObamaCare tax on investment income that will take effect on that date or will dividend taxes rise from 15% to 43.4% thanks to the additional tax increase related to the 2003 Bush-era tax cuts that are currently set to expire after the last day of 2012? That question matters today because,...
  • Chart Of The Day: Continued Collapse In Capital Goods New Orders Confirms US Is In Recession

    11/27/2012 6:55:44 AM PST · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    While the just released Durable Goods orders report for October came in modestly better than expected (which many thought would be a decline due to Hurricane Sandy), the primary driver of this continues to be record durable good inventory accumulation. Excluding the noise, and focusing only on real, non-noisy economic strength metrics such as New Capital Goods Orders (technically defined as the year over year change in Non-Defense Capital Goods Excluding Aircraft), a very different and far uglier picture emerges. In fact, the October Y/Y Plunge of -8.1% in this major indicator was the biggest drop since 2009.
  • Really Bad Idea: UN Pushes to Run the Internet

    11/27/2012 6:47:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    The United Nations may be useful as a forum for world leaders, but it is not a productive place to develop policy. The international bureaucracy compulsively supports statist initiatives that would reduce individual liberty and expand the burden of government. Global taxation with no democratic accountability or oversight. A “right” to taxpayer-financed birth control. An international scheme to undermine the right to keep and bear arms. A Law-of-the-Sea Treaty that would give international bureaucrats tax and regulatory powers over international waters. And you won’t be surprised to learn that the United Nations also wants to control the Internet. Actually, to...
  • Udall: get over Benghazi, focus on Syria

    11/27/2012 6:46:40 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 24 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | November 20, 2012 | Eli Stokols
    DENVER — Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told FOX31 Denver Tuesday that Americans should shift their focus from the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi that killed four Americans to the deadly civil war in Syria in which 37,000 people have been killed. After congressional hearings on the Benghazi attack last week, nearly 100 House Republicans have pledged to oppose the nomination of United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice as Secretary of State because she followed incomplete talking points and wrongly attributed the attack to a spontaneous demonstration, not terrorism. Udall...
  • Supporting the Entrepreneurial Spirit in the Middle East and North Africa [Benghazi MEPI Series]

    11/27/2012 6:43:41 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 4 replies
    Targeted News Service ^ | 11/14/2012 | Staff
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- The U.S. Department of State issued the following fact sheet: Since the first days of the Obama Administration, the Department of State has prioritized fostering global innovation and entrepreneurship as a key pillar of its economic statecraft and broader foreign policy agendas. Much of this activity has focused on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), a region brimming with entrepreneurial energy and talent. Recent transitions in the region have only reaffirmed the importance of this work as citizens have demanded broad-based economic opportunity and advancement. ... Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Programming: Across the Middle...
  • Sandra Fluke Nominated for Time’s Person of the Year

    11/27/2012 6:39:15 AM PST · by Baynative · 85 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/26/12 | Steven Ertelt
    She became the face for the pro-abortion movement during the 2012 elections and the laughingstock of pro-lifers for her relentless push to force Americans to pay for her birth control. College student Sandra Fluke has been nominated as a potential Person of the Year by Time Magazine.
  • Federal Lawsuit Exposes Massive CAIR Fraud and Cover-up

    11/27/2012 6:38:55 AM PST · by bayouranger · 2 replies
    americanfreedomlawcenter.org ^ | 26NOV12 | americanfreedomlawcenter.org
    Last Friday, the Law Offices of David Yerushalmi, P.C. and the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed a devastating legal brief supported by hundreds of pages of evidence, asking a federal judge to find the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) liable to five of its former clients for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The legal brief demonstrates beyond any reasonable doubt that CAIR is a criminal organization that deceptively holds itself out to the public as the nation’s largest Muslim-American civil rights organization. The brief and supporting evidence were filed in the U.S. District...
  • Amid Tax Talks, a Cry of 'Save My 401(k)!'

    11/27/2012 6:37:47 AM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11-27-2012 | Staff
    <p>As the debate around tax reform grows more heated, broker-dealers and other companies that service retirement plans offered by employers are increasingly concerned that the tax benefits of 401(k) plans are on the chopping block.</p> <p>An industry group that normally works behind the scenes, the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, on Monday launched a media campaign intended to educate U.S. employers and workers that the federal government might consider changing the tax benefits of retirement savings accounts.</p>
  • Reid Threatens Filibuster Change (to end it)

    11/27/2012 6:36:32 AM PST · by pabianice · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/27/12 | Dinan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid confirmed Monday he will push to change Senate rules and curtail some Republican filibusters next year, setting up a major test of collegiality and power politics in the usually chummy chamber that bills itself as “the world’s most exclusive club.” Republicans said that if Mr. Reid goes ahead, he’ll not only ruin the unique nature of the Senate, but he’ll poison chances for bipartisan cooperation just as members of the next Congress are taking their seats in January. The back-and-forth spilled over onto the Senate floor Monday, with Mr. Reid facing off against Sen. Mitch...
  • Amnesty Won't Elect Republicans

    11/27/2012 6:35:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The Republican strategists who confidently predicted that their candidate, Mitt Romney, would win the 2012 election are already pontificating about what Republicans must do to win in 2016. After their disastrous defeat, strategy and policy mistakes and expensive super PAC advertising that failed to win votes, why should anybody take their advice again? The elitists now tell us that amnesty for illegal aliens, aka "immigration reform," is the key to future Republican nirvana. That's wrong-headed advice. Barack Obama sealed his victory in the battleground states: Ohio, Wisconsin, Virginia and New Hampshire, but those states have very few Hispanics, and...
  • Obama to hit the road to avoid driving off the fiscal cliff (but no cuts to Government spending)

    11/27/2012 6:32:54 AM PST · by tobyhill · 25 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/27/2012 | staff
    As negotiations continue over how to thwart the looming crisis known as the fiscal cliff, President Barack Obama will take his case on the road this week, urging Americans to support his push to let tax rates rise on the wealthiest Americans. The president will tour a manufacturing facility and give remarks in the southeastern Pennsylvania town of Hatfield on Friday, the White House announced Tuesday. The campaign-style trip comes as another example of the president building pressure on Congress through public support, rather than the behind-closed-doors approach used in last summer's debt talks.
  • Beacon Hill raises blasted

    11/27/2012 6:20:30 AM PST · by massmike · 2 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 11/27/2012 | Chris Cassidy
    House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo handed out raises of “at least 3 percent” to 460 staffers in the House of Representatives last week. Senate President Therese Murray gave her own staff pay hikes of 3 percent. Gov. Deval Patrick raised no objections to the hikes. Painful cuts to programs and services may be on the way after October tax revenues came in lower than expected and currently puts the state $256 million below expectations for the year. That also means taxpayers won’t get a scheduled .05 percent income tax cut they otherwise would have enjoyed if revenues had been higher....
  • Woman, 4 men charged in attack on 73-year-old - (SC)

    11/27/2012 6:17:13 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 51 replies
    wyff4.com ^ | November 26, 2012
    SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. — Four men and a woman have been charged in an attack on a 73-year-old man who was left bleeding in the street after his truck was stolen. The 73-year-old man, whose name is not being released, said he was driving to church at about 7 p.m. on Nov. 14 when someone in the area of Dillon Drive and Hammett Street kicked his truck. He said when he got out to see who had kicked the truck, he was attacked by several people. Deputies found the man lying in the street bleeding from the head. He was...
  • Who's Afraid of the Fiscal Cliff?

    11/27/2012 6:09:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    Were the average Republican asked for a succinct statement of his views on taxation, he or she might respond thus: "U.S. tax rates are too high for the world we must compete in. The tax burden -- federal, state, local, together -- is too heavy. We need to cut tax rates to free up our private and productive sector and pull this economy out of the ditch." This core conviction holds the party together. Yet today the leadership is about to abandon this conviction to sign on to higher tax rates or revenues, while the economy is nearing stall speed....
  • CME Declares Force Majeure Due To “Operational Limitations” On NYC Gold Depository

    11/27/2012 6:02:00 AM PST · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    Zero hedge ^ | 11.27.12
    CME Declares Force Majeure Due To “Operational Limitations” On NYC Gold Depository Today’s AM fix was USD 1,747.25, EUR 1,349.54, and GBP 1,090.46 per ounce. Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,747.25, EUR 1,347.56, and GBP 1,090.87 per ounce. Silver is trading at $34.08/oz, €26.41/oz and £21.34/oz. Platinum is trading at $1,620.50/oz, palladium at $666.40/oz and rhodium at $1,065/oz.
  • French minister hints at nationalising steelworks

    11/27/2012 5:58:07 AM PST · by Cronos · 13 replies
    Morning Star online ^ | Nov 26, 2012 | OFD
    A French minister said today that he wants to kick the world's biggest steelmaker out of the country, accusing it of lying to the government. Industrial Recovery Minister Arnaud Montebourg was reflecting an already tense relationship between France's political leadership and steel giant ArcelorMittal. The company said in October that it would shut down a profitable blast furnace in Florange in north-east France. But following sustained worker protests the company gave the French government 60 days to find a new owner. The government has raised the prospect of nationalisation to resolve the dispute. Mr Montebourg threatened last week to nationalise...
  • (Article) Neandertals Apparently Knew Medicinal Plants

    11/27/2012 5:55:40 AM PST · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 11-26-2012 | Brian Thomas
    Neandertals Apparently Knew Medicinal Plants by Brian Thomas, M.S. * The Institute for Creation Research has long identified Neandertals as fully human.1 But for decades, evolutionists had labeled this extinct variety of humankind as sub-human, alleging that they had eaten mostly meat. A 1970 book titled Early Man illustrated a migrating Neandertal family wearing animal skins and carrying clubs. Part of the caption reads, "At left a man is carrying small game for provisions—a rabbit and a waterfowl—indicating that Neanderthalers hunted other creatures besides cave bears and woolly rhinoceroces."2 The book doesn't mention Neandertals eating plants for food or for...
  • Texas police officer accused of excessive force in arresting boy, 17 [Black cop, White Kid--racism?]

    11/27/2012 5:50:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    CBS DALLAS ^ | November 26, 2012
    A North Texas mother is accusing a Hurst police officer of using excessive force while arresting her 17-year-old son Andrew Rodriguez, CBS DFW reports. A video of the incident shot by Rodriguez's friend has gone viral. Rodriguez was questioned along with two others at Bellaire Park because police thought they looked suspicious, CBS DFW reports. The officer on scene got the names of the three teenagers and discovered Rodriguez had an open warrant. Rodriguez's mother, Kelly Pope, said the warrant was from a ticket her son had received four years ago for trespassing on school
  • Boris Johnson tells Lakshmi Mittal 'if France doesn't want you, Britain does' {UK grabs biz}

    11/27/2012 5:45:55 AM PST · by Cronos · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 27.Nov.2012 | Telegraph
    He called French industry minister Arnaud Montebourg, who accused Mr Mittal of leaving the country after he announced the closure of two blast furnaces in the north-eastern region of Florange, an "eccentric", telling an audience of businessmen in Delhi they should avoid "persecution" in Paris and base their European operations in London. The row erupted after the socialist minister Mr Montebourg said ArcelorMittal - the world's biggest steelmaker owned by Mr Mittal - had shown a lack of respect to France. "We don't want Mittal in France anymore because they haven't respected France," Mr Montebourg was quoted as saying in...
  • The Shot That Prevents Heart Attacks

    11/27/2012 5:42:20 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    Yahoo.net ^ | 11-26-2012 | Lisa Collier Cool
    The Shot That Prevents Heart Attacks By Lisa Collier Cool Nov 26, 2012 If you’re tempted to skip your flu shot, consider this: Getting vaccinated cuts risk for a heart attack or stroke by up to 50 percent, according to two studies presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. Scientists from TIMU Study Group and Network for Innovation in Clinical Research analyzed published clinical trials involving a total of 3,227 patients, half of whom had been diagnosed with heart disease. Participants, whose average age was 60, were randomly assigned to either receive flu vaccine or a placebo shot, then their health...
  • Where's The Pressure On Dems To Cough Up Spending Cuts?

    11/27/2012 5:35:57 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/26/2012 | IBD Staff
    Budget Policy: Republicans are being hounded mercilessly to abandon their no-tax pledge to get a deal on the fiscal cliff. So why aren't Democrats facing any pressure to compromise on entitlement spending? Every Republican who happens to bump into a reporter these days is sure to be grilled on tax hikes. [snip] But while GOP leaders have been signaling a willingness to cut a deal — even if it means agreeing to some form of tax hike — Democrats are digging in against any meaningful changes to out-of-control entitlement programs.
  • 'Pharaoh' Morsi

    11/27/2012 5:35:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    The diplomatic hosannas for Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi following his brokering of the recent ceasefire between Hamas and Israel were still being heard even as the former head of the Muslim Brotherhood started behaving like a pharaoh. Morsi "temporarily" seized new powers that, among other things, forbid judicial review of his policies. What ought to amaze us is how many times Western and especially U.S. diplomats have gone to the Arab-Muslim well, believing they will find something different at the bottom. Egypt, Hamas and even Iran string us along like a cad with a bevy of women in his orbit...
  • Exit Polls Prove US Still a Red State Nation

    11/27/2012 5:29:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/26/2012 | Christopher Ruddy
    The dust may still be settling on the 2012 election, but there is good reason for conservatives to find optimism for the future. Recently, I found such hope reviewing the full exit poll data from our recent election. The bottom line on the presidential race was this: Mitt Romney lost the election because voters liked him less than Barack Obama. Despite claims otherwise, the election was not a referendum on Obama’s record or even red state values versus blue state values. Obama and the Democrats have claimed a “mandate,” but the data shows voters actually oppose President Obama’s programs like...
  • Americans in Israel sue United States for funding Palestinian terrorism

    11/27/2012 5:23:13 AM PST · by ilcenter · 10 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | November 27, 2012 | Michal Shmulovich
    A group of 24 Americans living in Israel, some of them victims of terror, on Tuesday filed a civil action lawsuit against the United States government over what they claim is its funding of Palestinian terrorism in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The plaintiffs were being represented by the Tel Aviv-based Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center, a legal advocacy group that combats terror organizations. The lawsuit, which was filed in Washington, DC, contends that the State Department and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ignored Congressional safeguards and transparency requirements attached to US aid to the Palestinian Authority,...
  • Comedian Jenny Johnson 'Receiving Death Threats' Following Chris Brown Twitter Argument

    11/27/2012 5:20:51 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Entertainment Wise ^ | November 27, 2012 | Natalie Palmer
    American comedian Jenny Johnson claims she has been receiving death threats via Twitter from angry Chris Brown fans. The pair got into a heated Twitter spat over the weekend where she blasted the singer for appearing "unapologetic" about his assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. "I have zero respect for a person who seems unapologetic for the terrible crime he committed and shows no signs of changing", Johnson tweeted on Sunday. However, Chris didn't react in the best possible way, calling the female comedian obscene names and threatening to defecate on her eyeball as she performed sexual acts on him....