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  • Barack? I Hope He Succeeds (in Going Over the Cliff)!

    11/29/2012 11:53:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: It is my contention to you the Democrat Party want tax increases for everybody. They're not gonna say so, but they do. Going over the cliff is a win. Obama gets to raise taxes, which, by the way, include tax increases on the middle class. You have to make a pretense of paying for the welfare state. He does want more revenue, but not to balance budgets. He wants more revenue to spend it so he doesn't have borrow as much. By the way, you know what's next folks? Keep a sharp eye. There are Democrats already...
  • Senate panel approves bill requiring police to get a warrant to read emails

    11/29/2012 11:53:08 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 29, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A key Senate panel approved legislation Thursday that would require police to obtain a search warrant from a judge before they can read a private citizen's emails, Facebook messages or other electronic communications. The revised Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee will now move on to the full Senate for a vote. Passage would be a victory for privacy advocates, who say current privacy rules have been left in the dust by technological progress. Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), who played a key role in drafting the original bill, has called the existing law,...
  • Harvard approves BDSM club

    11/29/2012 11:38:18 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    College Insurrection ^ | 11-29-12 | W. A. Jacobson
    “The Harvard Munch” Because Orgasm Seminars are not enough. And Incest Fest is so yesterday. The logical next step was official recognition of a BDSM Club: It started last October with a meal in Currier dining hall with a handful of friends who shared something in common: an affinity for kinky sex. More than a year after the group first began informally meeting over meals to discuss issues and topics relating to kinky sex, Harvard College Munch has grown from seven to about 20 members and is one of 15 student organization that will be approved by the Committee on...
  • ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Could Put Millions of Taxpayers Into ‘AMT Shock’ [$33,750 - $45,000 /yr]

    11/29/2012 11:31:01 AM PST · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published: Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 11:24 AM ET | By: Mark Koba
    One of the key questions lurking in the "fiscal cliff" talks — though well below the public's radar — is what happens to the alternative minimum tax — or AMT. Implemented in 1969 to make sure upper-income Americans pay their share of taxes, the AMT has increasingly snared more middle-income Americans over the years because it was never indexed for inflation. During the 2011 tax year for example, the higher tax hit single taxpayers with incomes as low as $48,450 and joint filers making only $74,450. But millions more Americans could be subject to the AMT in their 2012 returns...
  • Why Is The US Building A Secret $100 Million Underground Facility Outside Tel Aviv?

    11/29/2012 11:28:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/29/12 | Robert Johnson
    Leave it to legendary Walter Pincus from the Washington Post to flesh out a Request for Proposal construction project planned for Israel called Site 911. The oddly named project will cost up to $100 million, take more than two years to complete, and can only be built by workers from specific countries with proper security clearances. Palestinians need not apply. When complete the well-guarded compound will have five levels buried underground and six additional outbuildings on the above grounds, within the perimeter. At about 127,000 square feet, the first three floors will house classrooms, an auditorium, and a laboratory —...
  • Fiscal Cliff: Why Congress Might Have to Mess with the 401(k)

    11/29/2012 11:20:58 AM PST · by Perdogg · 196 replies
    Time ^ | 11/29/12 | Dan Kadlec
    One of the earliest fears about tax-favored savings accounts like IRAs and 401(k) plans was that when this pool of savings grew large enough Congress would not be able to resist tapping it to help solve the nation’s debt problems. We’re about to find out if those fears—persistent for decades—have been justified. Everything including the sacred mortgage deduction is on the table as lawmakers wrestle with the fiscal cliff, a year-end avalanche of scheduled spending cuts and tax increases. With a combined $10 trillion sitting in IRAs and 401(k) plans, retirement accounts make a juicy target. Some of this money...
  • Six middle school students charged with assault after attack on Virginia bus driver

    11/29/2012 11:20:38 AM PST · by Arthurio · 42 replies
    By Daniel Arkin, NBC News Six students who allegedly assaulted a Richmond, Va., middle school bus driver Tuesday have been arrested and charged, according to the Richmond Police Department. The unidentified students face felony aggravated assault and assault by mob charges, police said. A seventh student was suspended in connection with the incident. Richmond City school administrators said the group of students attacked a bus driver on the way to Albert Hill Middle School at approximately 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. The alleged assault left the 55-year-old male bus driver with serious face and head injuries, according to NBC12, a station...
  • Susan Rice has six-figure investment in controversial Canadian oil pipeline company

    11/29/2012 11:20:34 AM PST · by maggief · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 29, 2012 | David Martosko
    Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations whose name has been floated as a possible secretary of state nominee, may soon face opposition from the environmental lobby over what the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) called a potential financial conflict of interest on Wednesday. According to her May 2012 financial disclosure, Rice has an investment in TransCanada Corporation worth between $300,000 and $600,000. TransCanada is angling for the State Department’s permission to build the final portion of the Keystone XL pipeline — a 1,700-mile conduit for crude oil between Canadian deposits and Texas refineries. If she were confirmed...
  • Good News for a Change: Two More States Move Against ObamaCare

    11/29/2012 11:19:37 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 35 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | 11/29/2012 | Joshua Withrow
    Some good news today, as Michigan and Arizona have both made decisions that they will not be setting up a health care exchange under ObamaCare. In Arizona, Governor Jan Brewer declared yesterday that she will not direct the state government to set up an exchange. In Michigan, Governor Rick Snyder has been trying to set up an exchange, but Speaker of the House Jase Bolger has declared that he will not bring the bill to establish exchanges to the floor. 3,500 people have already sent messages urging Michigan's top state officials to stand against ObamaCare, and the Speaker is listening....
  • Arizona governor sued over her order denying driver's licenses for young immigrants

    11/29/2012 11:10:00 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 34 replies
    The StarTribune ^ | November 29, 2012 | JACQUES BILLEAUD , Associated Press
    PHOENIX — Immigrant rights advocates filed a lawsuit Thursday that seeks to overturn Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s order denying driver’s licenses for young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under a new Obama administration policy.
  • 1,200 Days and $5 Trillion in New Debt Since Senate Dems Passed a Budget [Update: 1,310 days]

    11/29/2012 11:08:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 8/10/12 | Daniel Halper
    Tomorrow will mark a milestone: It will be 1,200 days since Senate Democrats passed a budget, during which time Congress amassed $4.8 trillion in new debt. Later today, the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee will release this chart, detailing these startling numbers:
  • Are ‘isolation rooms’ in some school districts going too far?

    11/29/2012 11:02:54 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 49 replies
    q13Fox ^ | 11/28/2012 | Dana Rebik
    As the director of the Washington Autism Alliance, Arzu Forough hears a lot of bad stories about special needs students being mistreated in school. When behavior becomes violent and a student is at risk of hurting themselves or others, Forough said, a teacher can put a child in what’s known as a quiet or isolation room if they have the parents’ permission. “The rooms I’ve seen are either three-quarter doors or have large windows where the child is visible to the staff member,” Forough said. “There are either bean bags in there or something comfortable for the student to sit...
  • Tomorrow Never comes

    11/29/2012 11:01:52 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 14 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 11/29/12 | Judson Phillips
    Word is slowly seeping out for Washington about a grand bargain being worked out between Barack Obama and John Boehner. As we hear about the negotiations, the obvious question to be asked is, does Boehner and the Republican leadership in the House even have a clue? What is going on that is so dangerous? The Republicans are going to surrender on taxes. According to published reports a deal is going to be made. It is your typical Republican deal. The GOP will agree to a trillion in new taxes and there will be spending cuts in the future. When will...
  • Biden hits new D.C. Costco: ‘I’m looking for pies’

    11/29/2012 10:56:43 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 17 replies
    Yahooooooooo Newz ^ | 29NOV2012 | Olivier Knox
    Best office "Secret Santa" ever? Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise shopping blitz through the brand-new Washington, D.C., Costco store on Thursday, emerging with a 32-inch Panasonic flat-screen TV, some kids' books, a big apple pie and Duraflame logs. He then brought his loot back to the White House compound. "I'm looking for pies," Biden told Costco employee Ivey Stewart, his native guide through the wilderness of the big-box store's opening-day frenzy. Biden, who was welcomed by Costco CEO Craig Jelinek and co-founder Jim Sinegal, flashed his membership card (yes, the vice president has his own membership card). "In...
  • Live Thread: U.N. Set To Vote Within Hours On Palestinian State Recognition

    11/29/2012 10:48:46 AM PST · by silentknight · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/29/2012
    (Reuters) - The U.N. General Assembly is set to approve an implicit recognition of Palestinian statehood on Thursday despite threats by the United States and Israel to punish the Palestinian Authority by withholding funds for the West Bank government. - clip -- U.N. set to vote within the next few hours.
  • Ewart: Oilsands success, pipeline failures prove costly

    11/29/2012 10:47:21 AM PST · by thackney · 6 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | NOVEMBER 29, 2012 | STEPHEN EWART
    The Alberta government is paying the price for the success of efforts to develop the oilsands and the failure to develop pipelines to get that oil to market. The price - as measured by what is known as the differential, or discount, from global benchmark crudes - is currently about $29 on each of the 2.5 million barrels of oil pumped every day in Canada's biggest oil-producing province. That works out to $72.5 million a day. Over a year, that's $26.5 billion of potential revenue not circulating in the provincial economy. Finance Minister Doug Horner cited widening differentials as the...
  • Dem Rep. Hank Johnson: Amend Constitution to Restrict Freedom of Speech

    11/29/2012 10:44:38 AM PST · by abishai · 77 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | Nov 29 2012 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) says, “corporations control the patterns of thinking” in the United States and that the Bill of Rights to the Constitution should be amended so that the government is given the power to restrict freedom of speech. "We need a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to control the so-called free speech rights of corporations," said Johnson. “These corporations, along with the people they support, other millionaires who they’re putting into office, are stealing your government. They’re stealing the government and the U.S. Supreme Court was a big enabler with the Citizens United case,” Johnson...
  • Reid: I don’t understand Boehner’s brain

    11/29/2012 10:38:45 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    Reid: I don’t understand Boehner’s brain By Alexander Bolton - 11/29/12 12:54 PM ET Democrats and Republicans are so far off in their expectations for the next steps of fiscal talks that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) claimed he cannot understand the Republican Speaker’s brain. Senate Democratic leaders are growing frustrated by what they say is the lack of a specific plan from House Republicans to raise tax revenues or cut entitlement spending. Democrats say the onus is on Republicans to provide a counteroffer to their plan to let the Bush-era tax rates on families earning above $250,000 expire....
  • Q3 GDP estimate rises to 2.7% — on gov’t spending

    11/29/2012 10:23:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/29/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    When I wrote about the advance estimate from the Commerce Department on Q3 GDP hitting 2.0%, some commenters warned that the report --- which came out just before the election --- would be sharply revised after it. They were right, although the revision went in the opposite direction they suspected. The revised Q3 GDP number jumped upward to 2.7%, the best quarter of the year, although still substantially a stagnation number, especially when one sees the source of the growth: Real gross domestic product --- the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United...
  • No Virginia, the RNC CANNOT Monitor Polls for Ballot Security

    11/29/2012 10:16:10 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 11-29-12 | J. Christian Adams
    Much of the conservative world seems shocked that the RNC is constrained from doing anything about voter fraud. The left wing blogosphere is laughing at everyone who didn’t know this already. To me, it’s old old news – sort of like the abolition of poll taxes. In fact, the abolition of poll taxes in 1964 is closer in time to the consent decree that the RNC entered with the DNC in 1982 than we are today distant from that same 1982 consent decree. Simply, under the terms of the order, the RNC cannot engage in ballot security efforts to combat...
  • Why no homicide investigations after babies born alive, left to die in Canada?

    11/29/2012 10:10:20 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 28, 2012 | André Schutten
    November 28, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The blog Run with Life has reported that, from 2000 to 2009, 491 babies have been born alive following a failed abortion procedure, and subsequently left to die. And those are only the ones that are recorded by Statistics Canada. The blog explains that “there were 491 abortions, of 20 weeks gestation and greater, that resulted in live births. This means that the aborted child died after it was born. These abortions are coded as P96.4 or ‘Termination of pregnancy, affecting fetus and newborn’.” The question that should immediately present itself is, why has there...
  • Photos: Secret plant feeding Iran nuke plans (...facilities 'actively engaged in weaponization')

    11/29/2012 10:09:17 AM PST · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    WND ^ | November 28, 2012 | Reza Kahlili
    Atomic Energy Agency report increased alarm about Iran’s illicit nuclear program, now comes word that the Islamic regime has created even more secret nuclear sites. The IAEA report indicated that not only has Iran completed installation of 2,784 centrifuges at Fordow, the previous secret site deep in a mountain believed to be immune to air strikes, but also could within days increase output of highly enriched uranium to the 20-percent level, well on the way to nuclear weapons. Iran has started to feed uranium hexafluoride gas into four new cascades, increasing the number of centrifuges at Fordow from 700 to...
  • Disgraced Jackson predecessor announces bid for old House seat

    11/29/2012 10:07:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    To paraphrase an old saying, Chicago truth is often stranger than political fiction. Two weeks ago on my afternoon show, I teased Andrew Malcolm about Jesse Jackson Jr’s plea bargaining and imminent resignation from Congress, reminding him that Jackson first took office in a special election after former Rep. Mel Reynolds resigned after being charged with having sex with an underaged campaign volunteer. After pointing out that Reynolds tried running in a primary in 2004 to get his seat back from Jackson, I joked that Reynolds now had his shot at returning to Congress. And, sure enough … Mel Reynolds,...
  • Jailed SAS Sniper Walks Free

    11/29/2012 9:59:25 AM PST · by the scotsman · 23 replies
    Sky News ^ | 29th November 2012 | Sky News
    'Jailed SAS sniper Danny Nightingale has walked free from court after his sentence was suspended following a successful appeal. Sergeant Nightingale was given 18 months military detention earlier this month after he admitted illegally possessing a Glock 9mm pistol and more than 300 rounds of ammunition. Now judges at the Court Martial Appeal Court in London said his sentence would be cut to 12 months and suspended. They said he could be released immediately.'
  • Sabre engine could revolutionise space flight

    11/29/2012 9:54:12 AM PST · by the scotsman · 40 replies
    Engineering and Technology Magazine ^ | 28 November 2012 | Sofia Mitra-Thakur
    'A UK company which hopes to build a re-usable space plane has won an important endorsement from the European Space Agency (ESA) after completing key tests on its novel engine technology. Reaction Engines believes its novel Sabre engine, which would operate like a jet engine in the atmosphere and a rocket in space, could displace rockets for space access and transform air travel by bringing any destination on earth to no more than four hours away. That ambition was given a boost this week by ESA, which has acted as an independent auditor on the Sabre test programme. "ESA are...
  • US-Led NATO Intervention Begins In Syria War: Patriots In Turkey

    11/29/2012 9:53:33 AM PST · by drewh · 25 replies
    Debkfiles ^ | November 27, 2012, 9:47
    Tuesday, the Middle East military spotlight swung around from Gaza to the Syrian war with steps for the start of US and NATO intervention in that conflict. Without spelling this out, a game changer began unfolding when a joint Turkish-NATO team began making a site survey for the deployment of Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems, manned by American military teams. The team, said the statement from Ankara, will assess where to station the missiles and how many would be needed. It reiterated that the system is “for defensive purposes” and not for a “no-fly zone or offensive operations,” but...
  • The Left Owns the Election Law Industry

    11/29/2012 9:53:02 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Front Page Magazines ^ | 8-12-11 | J. Christian Adams
    Before the 2000 presidential election, most Americans assumed the mechanics of elections functioned smoothly. The thirty-six day battle for the presidency demonstrated otherwise. Today, most Americans still assume the institutions, firms and foundations that fight about election law disputes are equally matched and similarly funded as between left and right. That is a dangerously incorrect assumption, especially with the 2012 election fast approaching. From an election administration perspective, the 2012 presidential election is already upon us. And the Left is fully engaged. Like so many other institutions, whether academia or the media, leftists dominate the field of election law, and...
  • Comparing Value v. Worth (Dick Durbin on money, comparing hedge fund managers and U.S. Navy SEALS)

    11/29/2012 9:41:35 AM PST · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 29, 2012 | Richard J. “Sarge” Garwood
    I value anybody working to make this country I love and honor, America, as great as it has been and so much greater than it is now. Senator Dick “Dimples” Durbin pulled the earnings gap out of the Democratic Party closet and pummeled hedge fund managers for making too much money in comparison to Navy SEALS. He feels there’s an immoral disparity between what this nation pays its warriors and what hedge fund managers earn in private industry. This proves a point: the Democratic Party leadership is composed of wealthy people saying “don’t do as I do; do as I...
  • McConnell slams the door on raising tax rates in deficit deal

    11/29/2012 9:26:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 29, 2012 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) slammed the door Thursday morning on Democratic demands to raise tax rates on families earning more than $250,000 per year.“We’re insisting on keeping tax rates where they are, first and foremost, to protect jobs and because we don’t think government needs the money in the first place,” McConnell said on the Senate floor.“The problem, as I’ve said, is that Washington spends too much. But if more revenue is the price that Democrats want to exact, then we should at least agree to do it in a way that doesn’t cost jobs and disincentivize rates,...
  • Inside the talks: Fiscal framework emerges (Boehner looks hungover in picture)

    11/29/2012 9:25:46 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 29 Nov 12 | JIM VANDEHEI and MIKE ALLEN
    Listen to top Democrats and Republicans talk on camera, and it sounds like they could not be further apart on a year-end tax-and-spending deal — a down payment on a $4 trillion grand bargain. But behind the scenes, top officials who have been involved in the talks for many months say the contours of a deal — including the size of tax hikes and spending cuts it will most likely contain — are starting to take shape. Cut through the fog, and here’s what to expect: Taxes will go up just shy of $1.2 trillion — the middle ground...
  • A Step Toward a Universal Cancer Blood Test

    11/29/2012 9:22:38 AM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 28 November 2012 | Jocelyn Kaiser
    Enlarge Image Tumor signal. A new cancer blood test looks for abnormal chromosomes, such as the rearrangements in these breast cancer cells (different colors on the same chromosome). Credit: Mira Grigorova and Paul Edwards/University of Cambridge People usually find out that they have cancer after developing symptoms or through a screening test such as a mammogram—signs that may appear only after the cancer has grown or spread so much that it can't be cured. But what if you could find out from a simple, highly accurate blood test that you had an incipient tumor? By sequencing the abnormal DNA...
  • Gingrich: House Republicans should stop negotiating with President Obama

    11/29/2012 9:19:06 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 100 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/29/2012 | Alexis Levinson
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that House Republicans should stop negotiating with President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats on the fiscal cliff, saying that by doing so, they give Obama all of the leverage in the talks. “One of the things I would say to House Republicans is to get a grip,” Gingrich said in a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. “They are the majority. They’re not the minority,” he said, enunciating the words as if explaining the concept to someone who did not understand it. “They don’t need to...
  • Barack Obama: From Beginning to End

    11/29/2012 9:15:41 AM PST · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11/27/2012 | Quin Hillyer
    Intelligent people across the country are asking out loud whether another presidential term for Barack Obama actually will be as bad as we expect it to be. Unfortunately, it probably will be. Because he was as horrible, as disdainful of the Constitution and of decency, fair play and good judgment, as he was in the first four years, imagine what he can do now that he needs not worry about re-election. A look back serves as a reminder of how bad he has been already, so that good Americans can start figuring how to counter the worse Obama still to...
  • Conn. advocates rally on behalf of Mexican migrant

    11/29/2012 9:06:02 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 29, 2012 | The Boston Globe
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Advocates are holding a rally in Hartford to protest the detention of a Mexican immigrant under a federal program known as Secure Communities.
  • George H.W. Bush hospitalized, report says

    11/29/2012 9:05:22 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | November 29, 2012 | By KATIE GLUECK
    Former President George H.W. Bush is in the hospital, the Houston Chronicle reported Thursday. Bush, 88, is at Houston’s Methodist Hospital receiving treatment for a “chronic cough,” his chief of staff, Jean Becker, told the Chronicle.
  • Airfields of Dreams

    11/29/2012 9:00:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | Steve Malanga
    This article was adapted from the Autumn 2012 issue of City Journal. Despite a bleak decade for air travel—the result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the post-2008 economic downturn—local governments, aided by Washington, have been pouring billions of dollars into airport development and expansion. They claim that these expensive, debt-laden facilities will spur growth in economically precarious locales by attracting businesses that want more air connections. But from Cincinnati to the Florida Panhandle, this Field of Dreams approach—build it, and they will come—hasn’t worked. In 1978, Washington transformed America’s airline industry, deregulating fares, routes, and the entry of new...
  • The Republicans, The Democrats And Grover

    11/29/2012 8:54:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | Emmett Tyrrell
    Washington -- What is a Republican elected official? A Republican elected official is one who says, "I won't raise my constituents' taxes." Asked to elaborate, the Republican elected official explains, "I will keep taxes down to allow the economy to grow and to throw off ever more tax revenue." The Republican believes that the way to pay for government is to let the economy roar ... and to keep spending reasonable. What is a Democratic elected official? Back in the early 1960s a Democratic elected official, at least when it came to growing the economy, was not much different from...
  • 2012's Worst Paying College Degrees

    11/29/2012 8:48:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | Political Calculations
    Payscale.com analyzed the data in its online salary database and has revealed the college degrees that go along with the jobs that have the lowest median pay for their respective career professionals in its 2012-13 College Salary Report. Note - these figures represent the typical annual combination of pay, bonuses, commissions and profit sharing earned by people who have been successful in working in these fields for at least 10 years and were willing to participate in Payscale.com's survey, which means the reported median incomes will likely be inflated above each field's actual median incomes.... College Degree Median Annual Salary...
  • 'Real School Employees of Buffalo': Taxpayers Pick Up Tab for Plastic Surgeries,...

    11/29/2012 8:40:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    Check out this jaw-dropping story from EAGnews.org: Just call them the “Real School Employees of Buffalo.” Like the rich folks in the famous television show with the similar name, employees of Buffalo Public Schools routinely spend a great deal of money on extravagant things like plastic surgery, airline travel, expensive hotels and limousines. The only difference is that the wealthy people in “Real Housewives” are spending their own money. In Buffalo they’re throwing around taxpayer dollars. EAGnews recently completed an inspection of credit card records and the check registry for the City of Buffalo School District in 2011. We also...
  • Who's getting rich off of GOP defeat?

    11/29/2012 8:30:02 AM PST · by Qbert · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/29/2012 | Rosslyn Smith
    Eric Erickson at Red State  has been tracing the web of ownership and (conflict of?) interests among the various Republican consulting operations, the 527s and staff at the RNC, NRCC, NRSC, etc. It is complex, but here is a sample. TargetPoint Consulting and WWP Strategies, two groups connected to Alexander and Katie Packer Gage, both received money from the Romney Campaign wherein Katie Packer Gage served as deputy campaign manager while also serving as a partner at WWP Strategies. Katie Packer Gage's husband, Alexander, is the CEO and founder of TargetPoint Consulting, which got money both from the Romney campaign...
  • Alan Simpson:'I Hope' Grover Norquist Drowns In A Bathtub (The Dems absolutely love this guy)

    11/29/2012 8:28:09 AM PST · by bestintxas · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/28/12
    ALAN SIMPSON, FORMER SENATOR (R-WYOMING) "So how do you deal with guys who came to stop government or Grover wandering the earth in his white robe saying he wanted to drown government in the bathtub? I hope he slips in there with it."
  • Report: Hawaii preparing for Obama visit [ 21 days.....]

    11/29/2012 8:27:20 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies
    Report: Hawaii preparing for Obama visit By DONOVAN SLACK | 11/29/12 10:48 AM EST White House Dossier's Keith Koffler reports on what could be a very touchy Christmas vacation: President Obama is reportedly scheduled to be vacationing in Hawaii on January 2, the date billions in spending cuts – and untold consequences for the economy – will kick in if a deal is not reached on the “fiscal cliff.” According to the Hawaii Reporter, residents who live in the area of Oahu where Obama and his family vacation have been told that the usual restrictions on their movements during an...
  • Laffer Curve Warning about the Economy and Tax Revenue for President Obama and other Class Warriors

    11/29/2012 8:27:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Being a thoughtful and kind person, I offered some advice last year to Barack Obama. I cited some powerful IRS data from the 1980s to demonstrate that there is not a simplistic linear relationship between tax rates and tax revenue. In other words, just as a restaurant owner knows that a 20-percent increase in prices doesn’t translate into a 20-percent increase in revenue because of lost sales, politicians should understand that higher tax rates don’t mean an automatic and concomitant increase in tax revenue.This is the infamous Laffer Curve, and it’s simply the common-sense recognition that you should include changes...
  • Judge: Christian evangelists can sue Muslims: Arab Chamber of Commerce runs festival...

    11/29/2012 8:24:03 AM PST · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    WND ^ | November 28, 2012 | unknown
    A federal judge has ruled that Christian evangelists who were arrested at a Dearborn, Mich., festival sponsored by the Arab Chamber of Commerce can sue the business organization. “The court finds that plaintiffs do properly allege a civil conspiracy among defendants, including the AACC, to deprive plaintiffs of their constitutional rights sufficient to survive a motion to dismiss,” the court’s ruling said. It came in a case brought by the American Freedom Law Center on behalf of the Christians. David Yerushalmi, AFLC co-founder and senior counsel, said: “The detailed allegations of our 100-page civil rights complaint sets out a pattern...
  • Republicans Demand Details, Timeline on Spending Cuts (Message to Dems: All we need is a budget)

    11/29/2012 8:17:27 AM PST · by bestintxas · 4 replies
    newsmax ^ | 11/29/12
    Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner arrives at the Capitol today to face demands from Republican leaders to spell out spending cuts, after President Barack Obama won backing from some corporate executives to raise taxes as part of a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. Geithner will meet separately with each of the top four leaders in Congress a day after chief executives from more than a dozen U.S. corporations shuttled from the Capitol to the White House and pressed for an agreement to prevent triggering automatic spending cuts and tax increases on Jan. 1. Obama telephoned House Speaker John Boehner...
  • Norway’s cops apologize for sending Jews to death camps in WWII

    11/29/2012 8:08:46 AM PST · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 27, 2012 | Jim Kouri
    More than 67 years after World War II ended, Norway’s national police service officially apologized on Monday for the involvement of Norwegian cops in the deportation of more than 500 Jewish Norwegians during the Second World War. Monday, Sept. 26, 2012 marked the 70th anniversary of the tragic and shameful episode in which 532 Jewish residents were arrested and “deported” to the infamous Nazi death camp at Auschwitz. Norway’s police herded their fellow citizens on board the German ship SS Donau to transport them to arguably the most notorious concentration camp in history. Speaking to the Norwegian-language newspaper Dagsavisen, Norwegian...
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    The EIB Network ^ | November 29,2012 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • "Not A Moment To Be Lost": Ayotte, Cruz, Kyl and Capito Show The Way

    11/29/2012 8:05:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    The only thing worse than losing in politics is quitting after a loss since the vast and great American sport of politics never stops, and increasingly doesn't even pause for the holidays. Which is why I am grateful for Kelly Ayotte, Ted Cruz, Jon Kyl and Shelley Moore Capito. In the weeks since the election, New Hampshire Senator Ayotte could have gone to ground as most of her colleagues have done, adopting a wait-and-see attitude that minimized political risk and profile. Instead she teamed with Senate veterans John McCain and Lindsey Graham to insist that Ambassador Susan Rice, presumptive nominee...
  • Yes, Romney Was the Problem

    11/29/2012 7:55:36 AM PST · by Resettozero · 178 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Steve Baldwin
    The GOP establishment and some conservative pundits, such as Ann Coulter, are in full defense mode, claiming that Romney is not responsible for losing to an incumbent responsible for perhaps the most damaging fiscal crises in our nation’s history. Don’t believe it. Romney IS responsible for wasting a billion dollars to carry out an issue-free campaign full of simple-minded platitudes. Indeed, Coulter is leading the charge with her recent column titled, Don’t Blame Romney. It’s sweet to watch Coulter defend her darling Romney, but let’s get real. The reality is that Romney was one of the worst GOP presidential candidates...
  • President-for-Life, King of the World paving the way for Messiahship

    11/29/2012 7:46:14 AM PST · by Perseverando · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 28, 2012 | Judi McLeod
    First Messiah Family tries Saul Alinsky-style “demean, demoralize, depress” tactics on the masses Make way for the Messiah! This apparently is the new mantra for these grotesque and hideous post-election times. Barack Hussein Obama is not only not denying his Messiahship, he’s basking in the new role cast for him by gloating supporters. At Sunday’s Soul Train awards, Obama was nominated as “Our Lord and Savior” by Oscar-winning actor/comedian Jamie Foxx, who was answered by a wildly cheering throng. The YouTube showing the cheering throngs to Foxx’s naming Obama “Our Lord and Savior” was mysteriously removed from the Internet yesterday...