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  • Slavery in Saudi Arabia 2012 (w/ 2 videos)

    11/28/2012 8:19:54 AM PST · by bayouranger · 12 replies
    europenews ^ | 27NOV12 | M. Zulkifli Nazim
    The United Nations, Human Rights Organizations and other governmental and non-governmental organizations and administrations are trying their utmost, to the greatest possible degree, to eradicate the vestiges of slavery from its very roots. Ironically, the rulers of a country, vis-à-vis Saudi Arabia, which pride themselves as the protectors of the Holy Places of Islam, a religion that is supposed to supposed to have uprooted slavery, are involved in slavery and even are encouraging this vassalage. The worst part is that these are being done in this modern civilized era right under the noses of every authority, every institution and everything...
  • Legalize Insider Trading

    11/28/2012 8:18:04 AM PST · by Bratch · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 28, 2012 | John Stossel
    Insider trading leads the news again, casting a cloud over Steven Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors $14 billion hedge fund. The SEC charged Mathew Martoma, who used to manage a SAC Capital division, with using inside information about tests on an Alzheimer's drug to trade stock of the company working on it. The media love this stuff. I imagine reporters sitting around saying: "The SEC finally will punish greedy Wall Street! These tycoons rig the game -- cheating is how they acquire $14 billion -- and now noble government prosecutors will bring justice." But this is nonsense. Government prosecutors are as...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,November 28,2012

    11/28/2012 8:15:45 AM PST · by Biggirl · 59 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | November 28,2012 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Florida imam's jihad terror ties exposed by local news station

    11/28/2012 8:13:52 AM PST · by bayouranger · 3 replies
    jihadwatch.org ^ | 26NOV12 | Robert Spencer
    We all know CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN or Fox wasn't going to do it. "Imam’s Terrorist Ties Exposed by Local News Station," from Judicial Watch, November 26 (thanks to Pamela Geller): While the Obama Justice Department tours the nation condemning unfounded discrimination against Muslims at their place of worship, a local Florida news station uncovers an imam’s ties to a blind sheik behind the first World Trade Center bombing in the early 90s. Not surprisingly, the administration’s campaign to combat mosque intolerance is being heavily promoted while the shocking imam terrorist story gets swept under the rug. We only know...
  • Will Republicans Bargain Away Entitlement Reform in the Fiscal Cliff Deal?

    11/28/2012 8:10:41 AM PST · by Qbert · 39 replies
    Reason.com ^ | Nov. 27, 2012 | Peter Suderman
    There are a large number of policies that make up the fiscal cliff: the expiration of the Bush-era income tax cuts, the end of a temporary payroll tax cut, budgetary caps on discretionary spending imposed by last year’s debt deal, a reduction in planned spending on defense as a result the sequestration process, the so-called “doc fix” which governs physician’s Medicare reimbursements. All of these policies are set to change automatically if Congress does nothing. What won’t change automatically is the fundamental shape and structure of any of the country’s major entitlements: Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. Yet Republicans are...
  • Ken Cuccinelli On WMAL 11/20/12 (Audio: Obama Voter Fraud)

    11/28/2012 8:09:15 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/20/12 | WMAL
    NTERVIEW -- Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli
  • U.S. bans BP from new government contracts after oil spill deal

    11/28/2012 8:08:02 AM PST · by JoyjoyfromNJ · 9 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | Nov 28, 2012 | J.Leff,K.Wukowski,A.Callus,A.Rascoe
    "The U.S. government temporarily banned BP Plc from federal contracts on Wednesday over its "lack of business integrity" in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, a move that the British company had said could force it to rethink its entire U.S. operations. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the suspension was "standard practice" following criminal actions. . . . The suspension means that BP will not be able to secure any new contracts with the U.S. government, including the lease of new exploration territory in the federal Gulf of Mexico, one of BP's biggest oil production regions globally. Some...
  • Free guns for everyone! Texas startup plans to distribute blueprints for 3-D printable firearms

    11/28/2012 8:05:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 49 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 26 November, 2012 | NA
    Defense Distributed spokesman Cody Wilson tells the UK’s Guardian that his company has the “logistics, time, resources and money” to start freely distributing blueprints that will let any hobbyist with a 3-D home printer make their own gun, and now it’s just up to Uncle Sam to sign off on a federal firearms license. Wilson doesn’t think there will be any problem, though, and says his company plans to be approved and begin building prototypes in the coming weeks. “We're just waiting on a little piece of paper,” Wilson says, which could be all the federal government needs to give...
  • In U.S., Majority Now Against Gov't Healthcare Guarantee...Huh?

    11/28/2012 8:01:41 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 34 replies
    Gallup Politics ^ | 11/28/12 | Jeffrey Jones
    PRINCETON, NJ -- For the first time in Gallup trends since 2000, a majority of Americans say it is not the federal government's responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage. Prior to 2009, a majority always felt the government should ensure healthcare coverage for all, though Americans' views have become more divided in recent years. The current results are based on Gallup's annual Health and Healthcare poll, conducted Nov. 15-18 this year. The shift away from the view that the government should ensure healthcare coverage for all began shortly after President Barack Obama's election and has continued the...
  • In Communist Cuba, the Tax Man Cometh

    11/28/2012 8:01:41 AM PST · by Red Badger · 1 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11-28-2012 | Staff
    <p>Most Cubans have not paid taxes for half a century, but that will change under a new code starting January 1.</p> <p>The landmark regulations will change the relations of Cubans with their government and are a signal that market-oriented reforms, launched since President Raul Castro succeeded his brother, Fidel Castro, in 2008, are here to stay.</p>
  • Germany will not back Palestinian U.N. bid: government spokesman

    11/28/2012 7:47:57 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 7 replies
    YahooNews/Rueters ^ | November 28, 2012 | Staff
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will not back a Palestinian bid for a diplomatic upgrade at the United Nations, the government spokesman said on Wednesday.
  • New home sales edge down, prior estimate revised lower

    11/28/2012 7:31:46 AM PST · by John W · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 28, 2012 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - New single-family home sales fell slightly in October and the government revised sharply lower its estimate for the prior month's sales, casting a small shadow over what has been one of the brighter spots in the U.S. economy. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday sales dropped 0.3 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted 368,000-unit annual rate. Government data for new home sales are subject to substantial revisions. Indeed, the Commerce Department cut its estimate for sales in September by 20,000 to a 369,000-unit rate. The data leaves the pace of new home sales just below the pace...
  • No one reported shot, stabbed or slashed in New York City on Monday, police sources say

    11/28/2012 7:28:01 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies
    No one reported shot, stabbed or slashed in New York City on Monday, police sources say Neither Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne nor other officials could remember the last time a day ended with three zeros. It likely didn't happen in 1990, when the city logged a record 2,245 murders, said Tom Reppetto, a NYPD historian and author of 'American Police, 1945-2012.' By Rocco Parascandola / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 2:00 AM Updated: Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 2:00 AM The lack of gun and knife violence on Monday may be rare, but not a complete surprise,...
  • Misremembrance of Things Past

    11/28/2012 7:24:48 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Nov 28, 2012 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Misremembrance of Things Past By Charles C. W. Cooke November 28, 2012 4:00 A.M. Smarter conservatives winced when Francis Fukuyama made his declaration that the closing decade of the 20th century marked the “end of History.” But their disquiet was nothing compared with the sheer wretchedness of those who had spent the prior decades hoping history would progress ever leftwards. When Fukuyama pronounced the endpoint of History, classical liberals publicly accepted the compliment while privately affirming that nothing on this earth is permanent; at the other end of the spectrum, the Marxists looked disconsolately at the emerging storyline and saw...
  • Plan Would Provide Help to Contest Deportation Cases

    11/28/2012 7:21:56 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 27, 2012 | KIRK SEMPLE
    In 2010, a federal judge in New York City convened a task force of prominent immigration lawyers, academics and advocates to tackle a longstanding problem: the dearth of legal representation for immigrants fighting deportation.Now, after extensive debate and research, this group has developed a plan to create a network of legal service providers to represent all low-income immigrants in the region who have been detained and face deportation. The network would be the first of its kind in the country, say its proponents. “While a number of states have entered the immigration arena in ways generally hostile to immigrants, a...
  • FreeRepublic malfunction

    11/28/2012 7:08:07 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 34 replies
    The Freerepublic pages are not fully loading, leaving the pages cutoff in the middle of a comment. The navigation selections at the bottom of the pages are not accessible.
  • Conservatives Must Learn the Dark Arts of Image Manipulation

    11/28/2012 7:05:38 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 40 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 11/28/12 | JR Dunn
    I contend that much of the problem with current right-of-center electoral efforts involves conservatism as currently practiced. This has nothing to do with conservative principles, or any public preference for moderation in politics. It has to do with how conservatism is expressed, and can be summed up as conservatism's failure to sell itself.**snip** Several common stereotypes of conservatism exist and are utilized to define and destroy conservative candidates and movements.**snip** What all these have in common is that they are clown images -- laughable, easily caricatured, and, like all clowns, sinister and menacing at base..virtually any GOP or conservative spokesman...
  • A hero to the end: Fearless Mexican mayor who survived two assassination attempts is murdered

    11/28/2012 6:53:03 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | Nov 27, 2012 | ANDY SOLTIS
    A hero to the end: Fearless Mexican mayor who survived two assassination attempts is murdered By ANDY SOLTIS Last Updated: 10:04 AM, November 27, 2012 Posted: 12:56 AM, November 27, 2012 Facebook TRUE COURAGE:As mayor of the town of Tiquicheo, Maria Santos Gorrostieta defied the area’s drug cartels, once baring her scars from two assassination attempts to rally support for her war on drugs. Her body was found mutilated in a ditch this month, days after she was abducted. Courageous Mexican mayor Maria Santos Gorrostieta cheated death twice when she survived assassination attempts by druglords — but three times was...
  • NH's first openly transgender lawmaker won't take office

    11/28/2012 6:47:35 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 95 replies
    Union Leader ^ | November 28, 2012 | Simon Rios
    NASHUA — Following a storm of controversy in light of her criminal background, the first openly transgendered person elected to the New Hampshire House will resign her post. “I didn't want to have to do this,” Rep.-elect Stacie Marie Laughton, D-Nashua, said. “There's been a lot of people that have said, 'Stay strong, keep your head up, stay in it.'” “I'm super disappointed because I was looking forward to this more than anything. It's my lifelong dream to serve my community, and what better place to do it than the city that I was born and raised in.”
  • 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...
  • To see full page toggle to "Headers Only" from "Text"

    11/28/2012 6:29:32 AM PST · by Raycpa · 33 replies
    Toggling from text to headers will allow full page and side bar.
  • 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 Kas&#305;m 2012 Çar&#351;amba - 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...
  • White House adding My2K hashtag to fiscal cliff [Let's Push Back on this CRAP]

    11/28/2012 4:46:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Boston.com ^ | November 28, 2012
    Obama is introducing a new hashtag to the fiscal cliff debate. The White House plans to promote (hashtag)My2K on Twitter and other social media — a reference to the estimated $2,200 tax increase that a typical middle-class family of four would see if the Bush tax cuts expire. Obama is holding an event with middle-class Americans on Wednesday and urging the public to press Congress to protect tax cuts for families earning $250,000 or less. The president is also meeting with corporate executives at the White House on Wednesday and then traveling to Pennsylvania on Friday to push for upper...
  • Two-thirds of millionaires left Britain to avoid 50p tax rate

    11/28/2012 4:41:55 AM PST · by NCjim · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | November 27, 2012 | Robert Winnett
    Almost two-thirds of the country’s million-pound earners disappeared from Britain after the introduction of the 50p top rate of tax, figures have disclosed. In the 2009-10 tax year, more than 16,000 people declared an annual income of more than £1 million to HM Revenue and Customs. This number fell to just 6,000 after Gordon Brown introduced the new 50p top rate of income tax shortly before the last general election. The figures have been seized upon by the Conservatives to claim that increasing the highest rate of tax actually led to a loss in revenues for the Government. It is...
  • HOW MUCH WOULD YOU PAY FOR 1 HOUR WITH SANDRA FLUKE?

    11/28/2012 4:25:18 AM PST · by shove_it · 93 replies
    TheCollegeFix via Instapundit ^ | 27 Nov 2012 | NATHAN HARDEN
    EXCLUSIVE: Sandra Fluke, noted advocate for government-subsidized birth control, is auctioning off one hour of her time for an online “strategy session” at the site BiddingForGood.com. According to the auction page, “Social justice advocate Sandra Fluke will help you harness the power of activism and/or advocacy with this strategy session. You bring the expertise on your issue, and Sandra will bring her sharp strategic mind and national experience.” A reliable source has informed me that the auction is authentic. But if you were hoping for face-to-face time with Ms. Fluke, I’m afraid that’s not on the menu: The auction page...
  • Europe sees US debt crisis as dire as its own

    11/28/2012 4:11:26 AM PST · by John W · 5 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | John W. Schoen
    Now it’s Europe’s turn to worry about U.S. economy. American officials have been wringing their hands for the past two years about the heavy burden of government debt piling up in Europe. On Tuesday, Europe’s Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development warned that the U.S. "fiscal cliff" threatens prospects for the eurozone’s economic recovery. “We’re talking here about the medium and long-term viability of the United States economy,” OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria told CNBC. “Not only to avoid the fiscal cliff but then get to a moment where (U.S.) debt stops rising and the debt to GDP starts coming...
  • House GOP plans public push against tax hikes on businesses [Good!]

    11/28/2012 3:35:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    THE HILL ^ | November 27, 2012 | Russell Berman
    President Obama won’t be the only one hitting the campaign trail to push his deficit plan to avert the fiscal cliff. House Republicans are planning their own campaign-style events to argue against Obama’s insistence on higher tax rates for the wealthy, Speaker John Boehner’s office said Tuesday. As they have repeatedly, Republicans are targeting their message to small businesses, arguing that an increase in the marginal income rate over $250,000 a year will hit small-business owners who file as individuals.
  • Senate Democrats divided over cuts to benefit programs, raising roadblock to any fiscal deal

    11/28/2012 3:18:13 AM PST · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 11/28/2012 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER , Associated Press
    Deep divisions among Senate Democrats over whether cuts to popular benefit programs like Medicare and Medicaid should be part of a plan to slow the government's mushrooming debt pose a big obstacle to a deal for avoiding a potentially economy-crushing "fiscal cliff," even if Republicans agree to raise taxes. Much of the focus during negotiations seeking an alternative to $671 billion in automatic tax increases and spending cuts beginning in January has centered on whether Republicans would agree to raising taxes on the wealthy. President Barack Obama has insisted repeatedly that tax increases on the wealthy must be part of...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - November 28, 2012

    11/28/2012 3:02:01 AM PST · by sneakers · 14 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-p34761/ httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Obama Schedule Wednesday, November 28, 2012 [Miami TV Continues Campaign for Commie]

    11/28/2012 2:52:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 11/28/12 | Keith Koffler
    10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 11:35 am || Delivers remarks on the fiscal cliff 3:00 pm || Holds a Cabinet meeting 4:45 pm || Meets with business leaders to discuss the fiscal cliff
  • Obama's Next Move: the Global Warming Tax [global wealth redistribution]

    11/28/2012 1:59:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 28, 2012 | Brian Sussman
    This week the United Nations begins two weeks of climate talks in Doha, Qatar. The primary goal of these meetings is to draw President Obama into accepting a redistribution plan designed extract money from the U.S. economy in the form of a global warming tax and doling out the cash to Third World nations. "There will be expectations from countries to hear a new voice from the United States," said Jennifer Morgan, director of the climate and energy program at the World Resources Institute in Washington...... [SNIP of information] ...The lame duck Obama administration will likely be all over this...
  • Justice Department Expands Hunt for Data on Cellphones [Eric Holder Spying on You]

    11/28/2012 1:51:57 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 11/26/12 | SOMINI SENGUPTA
    Cellphones seem to be increasingly attractive to the Department of Justice, documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union show. Agencies affiliated with the department used more than 37,600 court orders in 2011 to gather cellphone data, a sharp increase from previous years. They were almost equally divided between “pen register” data, which captures outgoing phone numbers, and “trap and trace” orders, which refer to incoming phone numbers, which means one phone could have two separate orders associated with it. The total number has roughly doubled since 2007, when cellphone communications were more limited. By law, the data can be...
  • Israel tries to downplay Palestinians' UN bid [Global Hatred of Jews Continues]

    11/28/2012 1:14:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    ynet ^ | 11/28/12 | Itamar Eichner
    Jerusalem has accepted it won't be able to stop General Assembly from upgrading PA's status. "There will be fireworks in Ramallah, but the settlements will stay in place,' official says... ... but the settlements will remain exactly where they are and the IDF will continue to operate in the same areas." The forum of top nine ministers has yet to decide what steps to take in response but it appears Israel will keep a low profile so as not to turn the focus away from the Palestinian move which clearly violates the Oslo Accords. On Tuesday, France officially announced it...