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  • 'I want you to leave me alone:' Gennifer Flowers claims Bill Clinton tried contacting her as...

    11/27/2012 1:26:31 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    'I want you to leave me alone:' Gennifer Flowers claims Bill Clinton tried contacting her as recently as 2005 The lounge singer also said she spoke with the then-Democratic presidential candidate in 1992 about how he wanted 'name recognition.' She said she helped him become a 'household name overnight.' By Erik Ortiz / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 2:41 PM Gennifer Flowers, who rocked Bill Clinton’s run for the White House 20 years ago by revealing a sexual affair, now suggests she was the one who helped catapult the up-and-coming politician into a “household name.” The sultry...
  • China lands First Fighter Jet on Aircraft Carrier ( Video) (No Signup Required....)

    11/27/2012 1:23:25 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    Marketwatch (WSJ) ^ | 11/25/2012 11:52:42 PM3:49 | Jeremy Page
    The Next Chapter of China's Defense China's military ambitions are now aided by the landing of its first fighter jet on an aircraft carrier. The WSJ's Jeremy Page discusses what this means for the country's defense strategy.
  • Jon Kyl, Kay Bailey Hutchison Unveil Alternative To DREAM Act

    11/27/2012 1:07:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    ABC News - Univision ^ | November 27, 2012 | Jordon Fabian
    .....The bill, introduced by Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and Jon Kyl (R-Texas) and dubbed the ACHIEVE Act, would offer a pathway to permanent residency to young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. by their parents who are seeking a higher education or military service. The bill stops short of providing a separate pathway to citizenship..... Kyl and Hutchison said, however, that they have been working on the bill for about one year, well before the contours of the election took shape in full.To be eligible for legal status under the ACHIEVE Act, an applicant must have lived in the...
  • Spotting silicon in graphene, it's dope

    11/27/2012 1:04:16 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 26 November 2012 | David Bradley
    Atomic structures for three-fold and four-fold coordinated silicon impurities in monolayer graphene © APSA combination of scanning transmission electron microscopy and atomic-resolution spectroscopic techniques has allowed US researchers to pick out individual silicon atoms in a doped graphene sheet. The technique reveals that the silicon atoms can exist in a planar hybridised ‘sp2d’ like form when bonded to four carbon atoms, as well as the anticipated sp3 form when triply coordinated. The experimental observations mesh with simulations of two-dimensional solids and point the way to a method for exploring single impurities in graphene and related materials.Stephen Pennycook and colleagues at...
  • Markets Just Slipped After Senator Reid's Comments

    11/27/2012 12:59:10 PM PST · by blam · 43 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-27-2012 | Sam Ro
    Markets Just Slipped After Senator Reid's Comments Sam RoNov. 27, 2012, 2:29 PMMarkets have been quiet for most of the day. But in the last few minutes, we've seen stocks lose their legs. Bloomberg is reporting that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said little progress has been made regarding fiscal cliff negotiations and that he was "disappointed." If Congress is unable to make a deal, a series of tax cuts and spending programs are set to expire by the end of the year, potentially cutting 2013 GDP by as much as 5%.
  • ACLU sues over policy barring women from ground combat

    11/27/2012 12:55:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 83 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/27/12 | Peter Henderson | Reuters
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union sued on Tuesday on behalf of four U.S. servicewomen to challenge a longstanding policy barring women from thousands of ground combat positions, citing the changing nature of warfare and fairness for career soldiers. The civil rights group argued in a legal complaint filed in federal court in Northern California that a military policy to bar women from combat roles on the basis of gender was unconstitutional. "Nearly a century after women first earned the right of suffrage, the combat exclusion policy still denies women a core component of full citizenship -...
  • Hard work is pointless, young poor reckon

    11/27/2012 12:51:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 27 Nov 12 07:09 CET | (DAPD/DPA/The Local/jlb)
    A third of poorer Germans do not think hard work will get them anywhere, while over half of the younger poor said they would never be able to climb the social ladder, a new survey shows. An overwhelming majority of Germans on a low wage under the age of 30 said they believed it would be impossible to move up into the next wage bracket, according to the survey conducted by Allensbach pollsters for Bild der Frau women’s magazine. One third of those questioned—regardless of age or income—said individuals could not get anywhere by trying alone, and that a person’s...
  • The Best- and Worst-Run States in America

    11/27/2012 12:44:42 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 39 replies
    24/7 Wall St. via Yahoo! News ^ | 11/27/12 | Michael B. Sauter, Alexander E. M. Hess, Samuel Weigley and Ashley C. Allen
    How well run are America’s 50 states? The answer depends a lot on where you live. Every year, 24/7 Wall St. conducts an extensive survey of all fifty states in America. Based on a review of data on financial health, standard of living and government services by state we determine how well each state is managed. For the first time, North Dakota is the best run. California is the worst run for the second year in a row.
  • 'Shut Up, Grandpa'

    11/27/2012 12:43:42 PM PST · by 867V309 · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 26, 2012 | Daren Jonescu
    But history and reason will not be denied. Ridicule, loot, and euthanize the "old white men" at your peril. The progressive path blazed by the leading lights of today's youthful, female, minority majority -- George Soros, Andy Stern, Bill Ayers, Al Gore, Harry Reid -- not to mention the fresh young minority girls who made it all possible -- Marx, Lenin, Dewey, Marcuse, et al -- will indeed lead America to fundamental transformation.
  • Backlash against Big Wind Continues

    11/27/2012 12:35:04 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 27, 2012 | Robert Bryce
    The Left and the mainstream media ignore a new lawsuit against a wind-energy plant. Last month, 60 residents of New York’s Herkimer County filed a lawsuit in Albany that provides yet another example of the growing backlash against the wind-energy sector. It also exposes the double standard that exists in both the mainstream media and among environmental groups when it comes to “green” energy.The main defendant in the lawsuit is the Spanish electric utility Iberdrola, which is the second-largest wind-energy operator in the U.S. The Herkimer County residents — all of whom live within a mile or so of the...
  • Jeb Bush hammers teachers unions at education summit

    11/27/2012 12:02:00 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 67 replies
    Washington Time ^ | 11/27/12 | Ben Wolfgang
    In the fight to reform American schools, former Florida Gov. and outspoken education advocate Jeb Bush on Tuesday took direct aim at labor groups and joined a growing chorus who believe real change must start by loosening the grip of teachers unions. “We need to have a teacher evaluation system that is based on teachers being professionals, not part of some collective trade union bargaining process,” said Mr. Bush, chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education Reform, which kicked off its national summit in D.C. on Tuesday. “We have a system to reward teachers that’s based on an industrialized,...
  • Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash sued over new underage sex allegation (THIRD accuser)

    11/27/2012 11:58:39 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 46 replies
    MSN.com ^ | November 27, 2012
    "Sesame Street" puppeteer Kevin Clash has been hit with another lawsuit over allegations he carried out a sex act on an underage boy, according to the New York Daily News. The man behind the beloved character Elmo became embroiled in a sex scandal earlier this month after he was accused of having relations with a 16-year-old male seven years ago, when Clash was 45. The allegations were subsequently recanted, but a second man, Cecil Singleton, claimed he had a sexual phone chat with the star in 1993 when he was only 15, and he sued Clash for $5 million. The...
  • Reversing America's Decline

    11/27/2012 11:56:54 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 30 replies
    AT ^ | 11/27/2012
    The ongoing and not-so-gradual loss of American Civilization is the result of two related phenomena: the invasion of our country from the southern border, and our elites' culture of self-loathing that oozed out of the noxious slime of the 60's. Western Europe is rapidly losing its own civilization for identical reasons (with invaders more poisonous than America's, and its own reproductive decadence, thrown in to expedite the process). The first phenomenon -- the invasions -- wouldn't be happening in either place had they not been preceded by the second -- our elites' descent into cultural self-hatred. All self-respecting civilizations defend...
  • Sandy Victim Says President Didn’t Follow Through on Promise to Help

    11/27/2012 11:53:26 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    After Hurricane Sandy hit along the New Jersey Shore and throughout New York City, President Obama traveled to the affected area and delivered a message to both victims and the federal government, advising the fed to use “no bureaucracy, no red tape … get resources where they’re needed as fast as possible.” To the victims, he promised assistance. “We are standing behind you and we are going to do everything we can to help you get back on your feet.” It was that same day that an emotional embrace between the president and a New Jersey businesswoman, Donna Vanzant, was...
  • U.S. 'planned to blow up Moon' with nuke during Cold War

    11/27/2012 11:51:54 AM PST · by the scotsman · 30 replies
    ANI ^ | 27th November 2012 | ANI
    'The U.S. had planned to blow up the moon with a nuclear bomb in the 1950s. At the height of the space race, the U.S. considered detonating an atom bomb on the moon as a display of America's Cold War muscle. The secret project, named 'A Study of Lunar Research Flights' and nicknamed 'Project A119,' however was never carried out. America's planning included calculations by astronomer Carl Sagan, then a young graduate student, of the behavior of dust and gas generated by the blast, the Daily Mail reports.'
  • ´National security risk´: Far-right leader pushes Hungary to draw up list of Jews

    11/27/2012 11:46:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/27/2012 | Staff
    BUDAPEST, Hungary -- A Hungarian far-right politician urged the government to draw up a list of Jews who pose a "national security risk", stirring outrage among Jewish leaders who saw echoes of fascist policies that led to the Holocaust. Marton Gyongyosi, a leader of Hungary´s third-strongest political party Jobbik, said the list was necessary because of heightened tensions following the brief conflict in Gaza and should include members of parliament.
  • Female military members sue to serve in combat

    11/27/2012 11:40:56 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 27, 2012 | PAUL ELIAS
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Four female military service members have filed a lawsuit challenging the Pentagon's ban on women serving in combat. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in San Francisco Tuesday and is the second such federal challenge filed by female service members this year.
  • Even A Stopped Clock . . .[Paul Krugman, Making Sense!]

    11/27/2012 11:39:40 AM PST · by zeestephen · 40 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | 26 November 2012 | Mark Krikorian
    "Whenever you see some business person complaining how he can’t find workers with the necessary skills, ask what wage they’re offering."
  • Watch What Warren Buffett Does, Not What He Says

    11/27/2012 11:39:29 AM PST · by STARWISE · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/26/12 | Adam J. White
    Warren Buffett is by now no stranger to the national debate over federal tax policy. In 2009, he penned a New York Times op-ed calling for "truly major changes in both taxes and outlays." Two years later, he returned to the Times with a widely publicized call for large tax increases on the "super-rich," noting that his own effective federal tax rate (17 percent) was far less than his employees' rates (ranging from 33 to 41 percent). President Obama liked the idea so much, he called for Congress to pass "the Buffett Rule" in his 2012 state of the union...
  • White House: 'There Are No Unanswered Questions' On Rice's Involvement With Benghazi Misinformation

    11/27/2012 11:36:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/27/2012 | staff
    Jay Carney told the White House press pool that the focus on Ambassador Rice is "misplaced" when investigating Benghazi. Carney said that "there are no unanswered questions" when it concerns Ambassador Rice, what she knew, and who gave her the information that was the basis of her comments on the Sunday shows the weekend after the attack on the US consulate in Libya.