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  • Consultants Advise: Bring Sporks to New Gunfight with The Left

    11/28/2012 6:46:26 AM PST · by Lloyd Marcus · 14 replies
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 11-28-2012 | Lloyd Marcus
    Word on the political street from GOP consultants and the Left is that Rush Limbaugh and the Tea Party cost Romney the election. We Conservatives are advised to “moderate our tone” and back away from our “extremist ideas”. So let me make sure I understand. Obama and company were allowed to go for the jugular, using false narratives (lies), to win votes. They said Romney hates dogs, blacks, women and the poor. Heck, they even threw in the absurd accusation that Romney was responsible for the death of a working man's wife. Check and mate. Game over. Obama won. Did...
  • Gold Just Tanked, Silver Tanked, And Oil Is Sliding

    11/28/2012 6:39:45 AM PST · by blam · 150 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-28-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    UPDATE: Gold Just Tanked, Silver Tanked, And Oil Is Sliding Joe WeisenthalNovember 28, 2012 It's unclear what just happened, but as US trading cranks to life, commodities have dumped. Gold just dropped about $15/oz in a couple of seconds. Kitco And here's Silver: And oil is fading.
  • America's Lost Decade In One Simple Chart

    11/28/2012 6:37:18 AM PST · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    Forget the stock market's dismal decade of much-ado-about-nothing and ignore the USD Dollar's declination; when it comes to reflection on what this once great nation has 'created' since 2001, the following chart from Pennsylvania's Department of Public Welfare sums it up better than most.
  • Audit Says Kabul Bank Began as ‘Ponzi Scheme’

    11/28/2012 6:32:40 AM PST · by bjorn14 · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | 26 Nov 2012 | Matthew Rosenburg
    Kabul Bank became Afghanistan’s largest financial institution by offering the promise of modern banking to people who had never had a saving or checking account. What it really dealt in was modern theft: “From its very beginning,” according to a confidential forensic audit of Kabul Bank, “the bank was a well-concealed Ponzi scheme.” Afghan and American officials had for years promoted Kabul Bank as a prime example of how Western-style banking was transforming a war-ravaged economy. But the audit, prepared this year for Afghanistan’s central bank by the Kroll investigative firm, gives new details of how the bank instead was...
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  • Bolling Suspends/Withdraws from Contest for VA Governor 2013

    11/28/2012 6:17:35 AM PST · by EDINVA · 92 replies
    email | 11-18-12 | Bill Bolling
    EXCERPT FROM THE EMAIL: I am writing to advise you that after a great deal of consideration I have decided to suspend my campaign for the Republican Party's nomination for Governor of Virginia. Needless to say, this was a very difficult decision for me, and I know it will come as a surprise and disappointment to you, but I am confident it is the right decision.
  • Voter Fraud Found in Mower County (MN)

    11/28/2012 6:15:51 AM PST · by Qbert · 11 replies
    KAAL-TV (ABC) ^ | 11/26/2012 | Steph Crock
    (ABC 6 News) -- The Voter ID Amendment has come and gone, but now that the election is over, we're checking to see if voter fraud was an issue this year. In many counties in our area it wasn't, but Mower County is investigating three cases. It was one of the biggest issues on the ballot, but Minnesota voters have spoken, saying no to Voter ID. "I did not support changing the constitution," said Democratic Representative Jeanne Poppe. She was one against it. "Changing the constitution is a high threshold to do something that I think, if it needs to...
  • ‘Green rush’ cropping up Pot industry expected to boom in Bay State

    11/28/2012 6:12:22 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 29 replies
    BostonHerald.com ^ | November 28, 2012 | Christine McConville And Erin Smith
    Expect a pot boom — like the gold rushes of old — as not just dispensers, but pastry chefs, lawyers and even vending machine salesmen all lunge for their piece of the multimillion-dollar medical marijuana business that is about to explode on the scene in Massachusetts, experts said.
  • Students Told to Disavow ‘American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality’

    11/28/2012 6:10:46 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 71 replies
    Students Told to Disavow ‘American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality’ Posted By Ryan Lovelace - Butler University On November 27, 2012 @ 12:02 am In Fix Exclusives,Image Slider | 95 Comments A political science professor at Butler University asks students to disregard their “American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality, middle-class status” when writing and speaking in the classroom – a practice the school’s arts and sciences dean defended as a way to negate students’ inherent prejudices. The syllabus of the course at Butler, a small Midwestern liberal arts institution in Indianapolis, spells out that students should use “inclusive language” because it’s “a fundamental issue...
  • Boulder County Canvass Board Votes Not To Certify November Election Abstract

    11/28/2012 6:01:37 AM PST · by flamberge · 58 replies
    This morning, a majority of the citizen-led Boulder County, Colorado Canvass Board, a legally mandated election oversight board, voted not to certify the Abstract of Votes prepared by Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall. The members who voted not to certify were denied an opportunity to publicly explain the reasons for their decision to the other members of the Board. The members of the Board who disagreed with the majority decision declined to review the majority's Secretary of State required report. Those same members had also declined invitations from the majority to join in discussions of potential problem resolution...
  • 'Turkey's game of gold for Iran natural gas'

    11/28/2012 5:53:11 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 1 replies
    TimeTurk.com ^ | 28 Kasım 2012 Çarşamba - 14:18
    New sanctions aimed at reducing global trade with Iran in the energy, shipping and metals sectors may soon be considered by the US Senate as part of an annual defense policy bill, senators and aides said on Tuesday. The sanctions legislation, which has not yet been unveiled, comes during a crowded calendar as the Senate races to deal with deficit reduction, the defense bill and other pressing issues by the end of the year. The package would build on current US sanctions, passed almost a year ago, that have slashed Iran's oil revenues. The goal is to pressure Tehran to...
  • Obama the Job-Killing Owl-Killer

    11/28/2012 5:50:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Welcome to the pretzel logic of liberal environmental protection: In order to "save" owls, the Obama administration is going to shoot them dead. This is not -- I repeat not -- an Onion parody. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the White House released a big fat policy turkey: its final critical habitat rule for the endangered northern spotted owl. The Obama plan will lock up 9.6 million acres of land (mostly, but not all, federal) in Oregon, Washington and northern California. This is nearly double the acreage set aside by the Bush administration. Thousands of timber workers (along with untold thousands...
  • Indian wheat exports in 2013 could reach 3 million tonnes, says official

    11/28/2012 5:46:52 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 17 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 28 Nov, 2012, 09.57AM IST
    SINGAPORE: Exports of wheat by India, the world's second-largest producer, could reach 3 million tonnes from government stocks in 2013, an official of a state-run trading firm said on Wednesday, adding that the country had sold 1 million tonnes since April. Traders expect wheat shipments from India to rise as a potent combination of dry weather in the United States and drought in the Black Sea region hurts global supplies."Initially the government has set a limit of 2 million tonnes for wheat exports, but I think the exports will continue to go much higher," the official told reporters at an...
  • Cuomo Dipping Toe In '16 Water With Star-Studded Hurricane Sandy PSA?

    11/28/2012 5:41:06 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Throughout his tenure as Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo has chosen to maintain a suprisingly low profile. Think quick: how much footage have you seen of him in the Hurricane Sandy aftermath compared to his cross-George Washington Bridge buddy, Chris Christie? But has Cuomo finally decided the time has come to make himself more visible? A PSA for Hurricane Relief, aired on Morning Joe today, featured a star-studded cast of Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Whoopi Goldberg, Edie Falco, Michael J. Fox and Julianna Margulies and Nathan Lane. One panel, devoid of reference to the relief organization, starkly read "Join...
  • Eurozone crisis drying up credit to households

    11/28/2012 5:33:05 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 3 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 28 Nov, 2012, 03.49PM IST
    FRANKFURT: Bank lending to private households in the euro area, which has practically dried up in recent months, contracted again last month in face of the region's crippling debt crisis, European Central Bank (ECB) data showed on Wednesday. Eurozone bank loans to the private sector declined by 0.7per cent in October compared with the level in the same period last year after already shrinking by 0.9per cent the previous month, the European Central Bank said in a statement. President Mario Draghi has said that weak lending to the private sector reflected a pessimistic view of eurozone growth prospects and heightened...
  • Saudi diplomat shot dead in Yemen

    11/28/2012 5:26:51 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 16 replies
    Times of India ^ | Nov 28, 2012, 05.19 PM IST
    SANAA: A Saudi diplomat was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television reported, citing diplomatic sources. The station give no further details. Yemen has been grappling with a number of security problems including the local offshoot of al Qaida.
  • Democrats Stole the Election

    11/28/2012 5:22:04 AM PST · by mtnwmn · 65 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/27/12 | David Coughlin
    The electoral fraud evidence is accumulating to the point where I must conclude that the November election was stolen by the Democrats. In the months leading up to the election, report after report surfaced highlighting significant erosion of support for President Obama.
  • A Constitutional Opening - opting out of Medicaid mandate alternative to secession

    11/28/2012 5:09:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 28, 2012 | Paul Moreno
    ...the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. Last June, in NFIB v.Sebelius, the Supreme Court gave the act a mixed bill of constitutional health. It upheld the individual mandate by saying that it was constitutional under Congress’s taxing power. However,it also ruled that Congress could not compel the states to expand their Medicaid programs by threatening to cut off all Medicaid subsidies if they did not do so. Imposing onerous new requirements in a program that already represents such a large part of the states’ budgets that they can’t afford to lose federal subsidies,the Court ruled, is unconstitutional....
  • Amazon Kindle inches closer to iPad in tablet fray

    11/28/2012 4:59:31 AM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 64 replies
    WSJ/Market Watch ^ | November 27, 2012 | Dan Gallagher
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Amazon.com Inc. is expected to pick up share in the tablet market in the fourth quarter with strong sales of its Kindle devices, though Apple Inc.’s iPad will remain the dominant product line in the segment, according to a brokerage report on Tuesday. Analysts at Pacific Crest said supply-chain research shows increased production orders for the Kindle Fire HD, which Amazon (US:AMZN) now sells in a variety of sizes and configurations. The broker raised its forecast for the Kindle line, which is now expected to account for 13% of tablet shipments for the year compared with...
  • With Democracy For All and Freedom for None-Why democracy fails in the Muslim World

    11/28/2012 4:51:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 28, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    It would be tempting to attribute the disaster spreading across the Middle East to a brief flirtation with democracy snake oil, but for the better part of the last century the political class of the United States could talk of nothing else. Nearly every war was fought to spread democracy, protect democracy or worship at the altar of democracy. For much of the 20th century it was the working assumption of the sort of men who got up to give speeches in crowded halls that it was democracy that made America special. But it is not so much that democracy...