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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 · 4 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...