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  • Civil Disobedience re: Obama's theft of America (another vanity)

    11/29/2012 4:22:11 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 50 replies
    I never liked Romney...but he did a fine job (he had huge crowds at his rallies and Obama had empty seats). Obama stole the election with Chicago machine style voter fraud. Even he was shocked that he won. We need to get real and get a plan to take our country back. Let's take responsibility...let's take action. FR is the meeting house for us to get formed and move to civil disobedience. If the Egyptians can riot (and get bloodied) in Tahrir Square...why are Americans afraid to march on Main St? Our leaders have lived inside the Beltway too long....
  • U.S. birth rate plummets to its lowest level since 1920

    11/29/2012 4:21:03 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, November 29, 2012 | Tara Bahrampour
    The U.S. birth rate plunged last year to a record low, with the decline being led by immigrant women hit hard by the recession, according to a study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. The overall birth rate declined by 8 percent between 2007 and 2010, with a decrease of 6 percent among U.S.-born women and 14 percent among foreign-born women. The decline for Mexican immigrant women was more extreme, at 23 percent. The overall birth rate is now at its lowest since 1920, the earliest year with reliable records.
  • U.N. Disabilities Treaty Would Limit U.S. Sovereignty

    11/29/2012 4:17:47 PM PST · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 29, 2012
    Rights: The Senate is considering a treaty which says "disability is an evolving concept" and which would infringe on U.S. sovereignty and the right to raise our children as American families see fit. Those who thought that the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) adequately guaranteed the rights of the handicapped to have access to all facets of American life were apparently wrong. The U.S. Senate is considering ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which President Obama signed in 2009 and which goes well beyond mandating wheel-chair ramps for public buildings. CRPD doesn't even bother to...
  • US Birth Rate Plummets To Lowest Level Since 1920 (earliest year with reliable records)

    11/29/2012 4:15:35 PM PST · by drewh · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday, November 29, 1:01 PM | by Tara Bahrampour
    The U.S. birth rate plunged last year to a record low, with the decline being led by immigrant women hit hard by the recession, according to a study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. The overall birth rate declined by 8 percent between 2007 and 2010, with a decrease of 6 percent among U.S.-born women and 14 percent among foreign-born women. The decline for Mexican immigrant women was more extreme, at 23 percent. The overall birth rate is now at its lowest since 1920, the earliest year with reliable records. The decline could have far-reaching implications for U.S. economic...
  • MICHIGAN JOINS WITH MANY OTHER STATES, WILL NOT SET UP A STATE-RUN HEALTH EXCHANGE

    11/29/2012 4:07:03 PM PST · by taildragger · 61 replies
    <p>Last week I was told by very knowledgeable sources in the State Capitol that Obama Care was a lock to be implemented in Michigan because of the heavy handed pressure by Governerd Rick " Jennifer" Snyder, his bought and paid for minion Speaker of the House Jase Bolger and the Godzilla of health care insurance companies, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield of Michigan. I was told they were demanding the passage of Health Care Exchanges so Obama Care can be implemented ASAP.</p>
  • School Removes God From First-Grader's Poem (for a Veterans Day Assembly)

    11/29/2012 4:06:21 PM PST · by drewh · 30 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 29, 2012 | 16:41 | By Noel Sheppard
    When the word "God" becomes inappropriate in public schools, America really has ceased to exist. Consider the story of a first-grade girl in West Marion, North Carolina, who had the word "God" stripped from a poem she wrote and was going to read at her school's Veterans Day assembly earlier this month. The poem honored her two grandfathers who served during the Vietnam War. “He prayed to God for peace," she wrote of one of them. "He prayed to God for strength.” Unfortunately, a parent found out about this, and complained to the school district. At a McDowell County Board...
  • Failure Romney Style

    11/29/2012 4:03:54 PM PST · by Thad Lost · 14 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 11/29/12 | Judson Phillips
    We are used to Democrats who use campaigns and government jobs as their private piggy banks. A Republican campaign would be the last place you would expect to see wild spending on questionable projects. Yet in the Romney campaign that seems to have happened and this might have cost him the election. What is going on?
  • "Negotiating," Democrat-Style

    11/29/2012 4:03:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | Guy Benson
    The White House has been hyping its #My2K Twitter hashtag in an attempt to galvanize supporters to contact their Congressional representatives to demand action to avert the fiscal cliff.  The administration estimates that unless Congress moves, the average family's tax bill will jump by more than $2,000, starting on the first of January.  The implication, of course, is that Republicans are once again standing in the way of resolving this problem.  Show of hands -- as the media breathlessly follows every minor twist and turn of these negotiations, how many of you have seen this fact reported?   .@barackobama's #My2K shenanigans ignore...
  • Let's Put This Baby To Bed!! Less than $2.7k to go!! [FReepathon Thread XLVI]

    11/29/2012 4:00:14 PM PST · by RedMDer · 426 replies
    270 FReepers with $10 or 27 FReepers with a $100 and we are over the top. How about it FReepers. Any takers? Let's Put This Baby To Bed!
  • Op-Ed: I Stand Ashamed that My Country Voted for the New Nazis

    11/29/2012 3:51:19 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/11/12 | Giulio Meotti
    At the United Nations we are witnessing the creation ex nihilo of a foreign country, which never existed, and accepting the claims of the “Palestinian Arabs”, by giving them the land whose memory kept the Jews together as a people and brought them back to Jerusalem after the Holocaust. The Western community at the United Nations, including my miserable Italy, just adopted the Nazis' strateg. Cunning in wickedness, the Germans dangled before their victims the possibility of saving themselves at the expense of other Jews. In this case, the Jews to be sacrified are all of those living in Judea...
  • D.C. Chapter Routs Commies and Anarchists at Navy Memorial 9/29/01 (Operation Infinite FReep)

    11/29/2012 3:48:23 PM PST · by First_Salute · 12 replies
    Kristinn ^ | Saturday, September 29, 2001 | Kristinn
    For the first time since their campaign of roving city-to-city terrorism began in Seattle several years ago, Communist/anarchist, America-hating 'anti-globalization' protesters were met by citizens determined to stand up against their violence and intimidation. Led by the D.C. Chapter of Free Republic, a total of about two hundred Americans drew a 'line in the sand' at the Navy Memorial on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. today, where nine months earlier the Communist/anarchists had assaulted the memorial by trying to tear down the flags and signals on the masts there during the inaugural parade of President George W. Bush. With America...
  • A Rational Basis for Marriage between One Man and One Woman

    11/29/2012 3:43:30 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | November 28, 2012 | Bill Maguire
    Same-sex marriage not only undermines real marriage, it redefines the human person. Dorry and Earl Dahl, members of St. John the Evangelist Church in Streamwood, Ill., kiss after renewing their vows at the annual golden wedding anniversary Mass at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago Sept. 9. The Mass honored more than 600 Catholic couples married for 50 years. Chicago Cardinal Francis E. George presided over the celebration. (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Catholic New World) It is imperative for Catholics to develop rational arguments to defend the institution of marriage in the public square. We live in a pluralistic society and, therefore,...
  • UN Conspires to Oust Jewish Group from PA Vote

    11/29/2012 3:43:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    In yet another example of the United Nations’ bias against Israel, the international body’s “Division for Palestinian Rights” (DPR) sent a letter to its pass office yesterday asking that it withdraw passes issued to a prominent Jewish organization, while it “pack[ed] the Assembly” with so-called “Palestine” supporters, Breitbart.com reported. Upon receiving the request, UN security officials revoked the passes, which had already been printed and handed to 23 pro-Israel Jewish young adults, who were part of an educational program associated with the Taglit-Birthright Israel alumni community. “The Jewish group had requested passes for November 29, 2012 to attend separate events:...
  • What Empty Nest? Weak Economy Means Living at Home ( Failure to Launch )

    11/29/2012 3:42:21 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    nbc ^ | 29 Nov 2012
    You raise them, you educate them and you expect them to go out into the world. But they keep coming back. ... between 2007 and 2011 there was a steady increase in the percentage of adults living in someone else’s house – and that increase has mostly been driven by adult children moving in with mom and dad. In 2011, Census Bureau researchers found that 17.9 percent of people 18 and older, or 41.2 million people, lived in a house in which they weren’t the head of the household or that person’s spouse or significant other. That’s up from 16...
  • Glenn Beck, the art critic, dunks Obama figurine in 'pee pee'

    11/29/2012 3:37:57 PM PST · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    lat ^ | November 28, 2012, 12:07 p.m. | David Ng
    Glenn Beck, art critic, is back. The conservative commentator posted an online video Tuesday in which he addressed at length the subject of "obscene" art and the 1st Amendment. In an homage to Andres Serrano's "Piss Christ," Beck concluded by dunking a likeness of President Obama in a mason jar filled with a clear yellow liquid. Beck offered to sell the work, titled "Obama in Pee Pee," for $25,000. "It's all protected by this document," he said, pointing to a copy of the Constitution. "So whether you're offended by this one or by this one," Beck said, pointing to various...
  • 15-Year-Old Afghan Girl Beheaded For Rejecting Marriage Proposal

    11/29/2012 3:33:58 PM PST · by drewh · 46 replies
    CBS DC & BBC News ^ | November 29, 2012 10:58 AM
    KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (CBSDC) — Afghan police arrest two men for allegedly beheading a 15-year-old girl after her father turned down a marriage proposal. According to BBC News, the two men who proposed the arranged marriage and attacked her are relatives of the girl. “Our investigation shows those who killed her were people who wanted to marry her,” a Kunduz province police official told the BBC. The father did not want his daughter to get married because she was “too young to be engaged.” CNN reports the girl was killed near her family’s home while bringing back water. According to The...
  • RUSH: Republicans must walk away from any deal with Obama and the Democrats on the fiscal cliff

    11/29/2012 3:18:58 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 11-29-2012 | The Right Scoop
    Yesterday Charles Krauthammer said that Republicans have leverage right now with the president on this fiscal cliff deal because if tax rates go up on all Americans, Obama’s second term will begin in a recession as the higher tax rates will slow growth even more, and Krauthammer contends that Obama doesn’t want that. But Rush passionately disagrees noting that analysis disregards Obama’s entire first term. Rush believes that Obama doesn’t care about having a successful economy in his second term, that it’s all part of his push to transform this country into a welfare state because that’s what is fair...
  • Missouri business granted injunction against HHS mandate

    11/29/2012 3:16:53 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies
    cna ^ | November 29, 2012
    St. Louis, Mo., Nov 29, 2012 / 11:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A federal appeals court on Nov. 28 granted a Catholic business owner in Missouri an injunction against the Department of Health and Human Services mandate that he says violates his religious freedom by forcing him to provide insurance coverage for morally objectionable drugs and procedures. “The order sends a message that the religious beliefs of employers must be respected by the government,” said Francis Manion, Senior Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice. The center is representing Frank O’Brien and his St. Louis-based business O’Brien Industrial Holdings,...
  • As Supersymmetry Fails Tests, Physicists Seek New Ideas

    11/29/2012 3:10:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 32 replies
    Simons Science News ^ | November 20, 2012 | Natalie Wolchover
    No hints of “new physics” beyond the predictions of the Standard Model have turned up in experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, a 17-mile circular tunnel at CERN Laboratory in Switzerland that slams protons together at high energies. (Photo: CERN) As a young theorist in Moscow in 1982, Mikhail Shifman became enthralled with an elegant new theory called supersymmetry that attempted to incorporate the known elementary particles into a more complete inventory of the universe.“My papers from that time really radiate enthusiasm,” said Shifman, now a 63-year-old professor at the University of Minnesota. Over the decades, he and thousands of...
  • Dehydrating Disabled Babies in UK Hospitals

    11/29/2012 3:04:28 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    NRO ^ | November 29, 2012 | Wesley J. Smith
    The Liverpool Care Pathway has become a checklist for killing. This is what happens when a country allows bureaucrats to control healthcare. (Yes, I am issuing an unsubtle warning about Obamacare.)The Pathway was designed by health bureaucrats to fix a real problem: Too many patients were being allowed to die in pain in UK hospitals. In centralized systems, the answer to a problem is always more technocracy. So, the Liverpool Care Pathway was put into place to ensure that dying patients receive adequate pain control, including in the rare instances that it is necessary, sedation. But rather than being patient-centered, it became a bureaucratic nightmare: ...
  • White House Offers New Fiscal Plan, Prodding G.O.P.

    11/29/2012 3:03:40 PM PST · by tobyhill · 36 replies
    ny times ^ | 11/29/2012 | By JONATHAN WEISMAN
    House Republicans said on Thursday that Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner presented the House speaker, John A. Boehner, a detailed proposal to avert the year-end fiscal crisis with $1.6 trillion in tax increases over 10 years, an immediate new round of stimulus spending, home mortgage refinancing and a permanent end to Congressional control over statutory borrowing limits. The proposal, loaded with Democratic priorities and short on detailed spending cuts, was likely to meet strong Republican resistance. In exchange for locking in the $1.6 trillion in added revenues, President Obama embraced $400 billion in savings from Medicare and other entitlements, to...
  • UN vote recognizes state of Palestine; US objects

    11/29/2012 2:57:53 PM PST · by Dacula · 79 replies
    AP ^ | 5:37 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 | EDITH M. LEDERER
    UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations voted overwhelmingly Thursday to recognize a Palestinian state, a long-sought victory for the Palestinians but an embarrassing diplomatic defeat for the United States.
  • ObamaTax: Legacy of Obama 2nd Term

    11/29/2012 2:54:09 PM PST · by topher · 9 replies
    Various | November 29, 2012 | vanity
    We need a catchy keword for Obama Taxes. Last term it was Obamacare, which has a negative connotation to many people. The hiking of the tax rates for working Americans is the Goal of the Obama Administration. Period. The reason: the free-loaders of this country [who expect working Americans to support them] do not want their benefits cut. At one time, people referred to Massachusetts as Taxachusetts Maybe some catchy phrase might be found to put a label on Obama and his tax plan. Some Links: Obama tax plan hashtag hijacked by conservative think tankHeritage Foundation buys a promoted tweet...
  • Meeting 'We the People' (North on book tour)

    11/29/2012 2:47:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 30, 2012 | Oliver North
    SAN ANTONIO — One of the great upsides to a national book tour is the chance to break out of television's cocoon and interact directly with the American people. Don't get me wrong; I love what I do at Fox News. My "beat" is keeping company with soldiers, sailors, airmen, guardsmen, Marines, special operators and others who protect us from harm. Though I live with these American heroes for weeks at a time overseas, I rarely have the opportunity to look their loved ones in the eye without visiting our wounded at a military hospital. A book tour completely alters...
  • White House: No debt deal unless tax rates on top earners go up

    11/29/2012 2:34:58 PM PST · by yoe · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 29, 2012 | Amie Parnes
    White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday there will be no deficit deal unless Republicans agree to raise tax rates on the wealthiest households.[snip]The president wants tax rates extended on all households below that threshold, but says rates above it should be phased out.
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Thursday, November-29-2012

    11/29/2012 2:30:38 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 81 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Senator Blasts 'Secret' Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

    11/29/2012 2:22:43 PM PST · by yoe · 28 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 29, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    In remarks on the Senate floor today, Alabama senator Jeff Sessions blasted President Barack Obama and congressional leadership for holding "secret" fiscal cliff negotiations. "I rise today to express my reservations about the fiscal cliff negotiations that are currently underway," said Sessions. "Over the last two years, Congress and the President have held an endless series of secret negotiations. There have been gangs of six and eight, a supercommittee of 12, talks at the Blair House and the White House. But the only thing these secret talks have produced is a government that skips from one crisis to the next....
  • How to Make Tax Increases 100% Democrats' Fault (Vanity)

    11/29/2012 2:12:24 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 17 replies
    My Fertile Brain ^ | 11/29/2012 | Uncle Miltie
    In the House: Put up a bill that repeals all the Bush Tax Cuts. Have all the Republicans vote against it. Put up a bill that makes all the Bush Tax Cuts Permanent. Have all the Republicans vote fore it. Put up a bill that repeals the Bush Tax Cuts on the top 50% of taxpayers. Have all the Republicans abstain. Put up a bill that repeals the Bush Tax Cuts on the top 25% of taxpayers. Have all the Republican abstain. Keep going until a bill passes that is the maximum tax increase the Democrats pass by a majority...
  • [San Francisco] MTC building price soars to $218 million

    11/29/2012 2:09:40 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 4 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | Thursday, November 29, 2012 | Michael Cabanatuan and John Coté
    (11-29) 12:56 PST San Francisco -- Things are looking up for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's controversial plan to transform the old tank factory and postal facility at 390 Main St. into a suitable place for regional agencies to cohabit - particularly the price tag. The estimated cost now stands at $218 million, which is $38 million higher than the original estimate from July 2011 but $51 million more than the most recent estimate, adopted in November 2011. (The projected cost fell after the agency bought the building at a lower price.)
  • Petraeus: ‘I Screwed Up Royally’

    11/29/2012 2:07:41 PM PST · by GalaxyAB · 45 replies
    CBS DC ^ | November 29 2012
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus reveals that he “screwed up royally” in having an affair with his biographer.
  • Black Friday: Treasury Borrowed $211.69 Per U.S. Household on Day After Thanksgiving

    11/29/2012 2:00:28 PM PST · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    CNS ^ | November 26, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Treasury increased the net debt of the United States $24,327,048,384.38 on the day after Thanksgiving, which equals approximately $211.69 for each of the nation’s 114,916,000 households. At the close of business last Wednesday, according to the Treasury, the national debt was $16,283,161,895,179.85. On Thanksgiving, the Treasury took the day off and did no borrowing. But on Friday, the Treasury increased the debt of the United States to $16,307,488,943,564.23. That was a one-day increase of $24,327,048,384.38. The Census Bureau estimated that as of September there were approximately 114,916,000 households in the United States. So, the $24,327,048,384.38 that...
  • Feds boot Drakes Bay Oyster Co. from Pt. Reyes [California, Ken Salazar]

    11/29/2012 1:58:00 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 20 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | Thursday, November 29, 2012 | Peter Fimrite
    U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar rejected a proposal to extend the lease of a popular oyster farm at Point Reyes National Seashore on Thursday, effectively ending more than a century of shellfish production on the 1,100 acres where Europeans first stepped foot in California. The decision will allow the National Park Service to turn the picturesque bay where Sir Francis Drake landed more than 400 years ago into California's first federally designated marine wilderness area.
  • Interior secretary denies renewal of oyster company lease on national seashore in California

    11/29/2012 1:56:16 PM PST · by Perdogg · 34 replies
    An historic Northern California oyster farm along Point Reyes National Seashore will be shut down and the site converted to a wilderness area, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced on Thursday. Salazar said he will not renew the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. lease that expires Friday. The move will bring a close to a yearslong environmental battle over the site.
  • State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

    11/29/2012 1:53:23 PM PST · by jwsea55 · 43 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | November 28, 2012
    LANSING (CBS Detroit) - It would no doubt be controversial, but the idea of dissolving the fiscally struggling city of Detroit and absorbing it into Wayne County is being tossed around in Lansing. WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick reports some state Republicans are talking about giving the city the option to vote itself into bankruptcy. And mid-Michigan Senator Rick Jones said all options should be considered — including dissolving the city. “If we have to, that is one idea we have to look at. We really have to look at everything that is on the table,” Jones said. “Again,...
  • Hugo Chavez receives message from Assad as he returns to Cuba for cancer treatment

    11/29/2012 1:53:03 PM PST · by Red Steel · 1 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 5:01AM GMT 28 Nov 2012
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has sent an envoy with a private message for his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez, as the latter revealed he was to return to Cuba to continue treatment for cancer. Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Al Mokdad did not reveal the subject of Mr Assad's message to Mr Chavez during a press conference in Caracas, saying only that it deals with relations between the two leaders. Mr Chavez has been a vocal defender of Mr Assad, and has accused the US and its allies of provoking violence during the conflict in Syria to try to topple its...
  • Romney lunches with Obama at White House

    11/29/2012 1:52:56 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 66 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/29/12 | Associated Press
    President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talks in the Oval Office following their lunch. Bitter campaign foes just weeks ago, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney met for lunch at the White House on Thursday, sitting down with an eye on overlapping interests rather than the sharp differences that defined their presidential contest. In their first meeting since the election, Obama and the Republican nominee met in the White House's private dining room, fulfilling a promise Obama made in his victory speech the night of Nov. 6. Romney arrived at the White House early Thursday afternoon in...
  • Will the Supreme Court Let Citizens Answer, What Is Marriage?

    11/29/2012 1:51:44 PM PST · by fwdude · 6 replies
    The Heritage Foundation - Culture Watch e-mail ^ | November 29, 2012 | Ryan T. Anderson, William E. Simon
    As Sherif Girgis, Robert P. George, and I argue in The Wall Street Journal, the future of marriage is the future of humanity. Conservatives rightly uphold the institution of marriage between a man and a woman because marriage is the seedbed of society, the necessary precondition for limited self-government. But not everyone sees it this way. With the United States Supreme Court expected to decide this week whether to hear challenges to traditional marriage laws, now is the time for citizens to think deeply about the nature and purpose of marriage. Marriage unites a man and woman holistically—emotionally and bodily,...
  • One to go for 20.000 acts of terrorism carried out since 9/11 by islamic terrorists

    11/29/2012 1:45:53 PM PST · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    The Religion of Peace ^ | November 29 2012
    The counter reached 19999 after today terrorists committed these acts: 2012.11.29 (Dih Rawud, Afghanistan) - A woman and five children are among ten civilians torn to shreds by a Taliban roadside bomb. 2012.11.29 (Karbala, Iraq) - Two bomb blasts at a restaurant packed with Shia pilgirms, obliterating nearly thirty. 2012.11.29 (Wana, Pakistan) - A 13-year-old suicide bomber kills three other people at a market. 2012.11.29 (Karbala, Iraq) - An Islamic Army of Iraq car bomb kills eight at the entrance of Shia Shrine. 2012.11.29 (Karachi, Pakistan) - A 60-year-old caretaker at a Shia mosque is picked off by Sipah-e-Sahaba gunmen.
  • US middle class' net worth lowest in decades

    11/29/2012 1:41:37 PM PST · by Red Steel · 28 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 28 November, 2012, 02:28
    A new report shows that the gap between the rich and the poor in the US is significantly wider than it used to be, with the annual median wage falling to $26,364 in 2010 while the high-earners increased their wealth by 71 percent. The New York University report found that in 2010, the median net worth in the US reached its lowest point since 1969 at $57,000. Conducted by Professor Edward Wolff, who has studied Americans’ net worth since 1983, the report provided some surprising revelations about the extent of the income inequality. While the middle class lost 18 percent...
  • Muslims kill Jewish woman in Iran

    11/29/2012 1:34:56 PM PST · by bayouranger · 6 replies
    upi.com ^ | 29NOV12 | Not Listed
    ISFAHAN, Iran, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A Jewish woman was stabbed to death in Isfahan, Iran, in what her family said was a religiously motivated crime. Menashe Amir, an Iranian Jewry expert, told The Times of Israel the 57-year-old woman, identified as Tuba N., was killed Monday, allegedly by her Muslim neighbors, who had been trying to drive the family from their home and confiscate their property, which is adjacent to a mosque. "The religious radicals even expropriated part of the house and attached it to the mosque's courtyard," Amir said. "The Jewish family appealed to the courts ... despite...
  • Russian mufti calls on cadets to be ready to fight enemy anywhere (especially the USA)

    11/29/2012 1:29:28 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies
    interfax-religion.com ^ | November 29, 2012
    Moscow, November 29, Interfax - Chairman of the All-Russian Council of Muftis' Executive Committee Mukhammedgali Khuzin has called on military students of the Cadet Corps to be ready to repulse enemy attacks anywhere, including in the United States if necessary. "The time may come when you may not only have to defend your homeland ,but also to curb enemy sorties on their own territory. May be some day you will march along the streets of Washington like our forefathers marched along the Champs Elysees," he said in his speech to military students of the Perm Cadet Corps during the oath-taking...
  • Accused eco-saboteur Rebecca Rubin surrenders at Canadian border

    11/29/2012 1:27:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | November 29, 2012 | Noelle Crombie
    Rebecca Rubin A 39-year-old woman accused of eco-sabotage in three Western states turned herself in to U.S. authorities at the Canadian border on Thursday morning. Rebecca Jeanette Rubin, a Canadian, had been on the run for a decade before surrendering in Blaine, Wash. She is accused of multiple counts of arson as part of a conspiracy with 12 other people from 1996 to 2001 in five Western states. The charges against Rubin include a Nov. 30, 1997, arson at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Facility in Harney county near Burns and the Dec. 22,...
  • Harvard provides official recognition to BDSM sex-club

    11/29/2012 1:25:27 PM PST · by oliverdarcy · 26 replies
    Harvard University granted a controversial BDSM sex-club official school recognition on Wednesday, Campus Reform has confirmed. The student club, Harvard College Munch, is a group of roughly 20 members that meets weekly to explicitly discuss matters related to BDSM and other forms of kinky sex.
  • Residents Alerted to Obamas' Hawaiian Holiday Plans (Drudge:Obamas-20-day, $4 million)

    11/29/2012 1:23:48 PM PST · by STARWISE · 37 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | 11-29-12 | Malia Zimmerman
    Residents living near the beachfront homes where President Barack Obama and First Family vacation with their friends every year since 2008 were alerted on Monday to some specifics of the Obamas' holiday vacation plans. The report delivered to residents living along the ocean and canal that surrounds the multi-million dollar homes at Kailuana Place where the President stays, informed them of restrictions that will be implemented for 20 days beginning December 17 and running through January 6. In a matter of weeks, Kailua residents will see the familiar street barricades fronted by U.S. Secret Service agents and Navy Seals and...
  • Feeling Hopeful, More Becoming Entrepreneurs (Bizarro World Alert)

    11/29/2012 1:11:18 PM PST · by crosshairs · 31 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 11/29/12 | unknown
    In a sign that more Americans are feeling upbeat about their economic prospects, more people were running or starting new businesses in 2011 - the highest level since 2005, according to a study released Thursday. More than 29 million Americans were engaged in entrepreneurship last year - a 60 percent gain from 2010, according to a report issued by Babson College and Baruch College. And nearly 40 percent of these entrepreneurs are expected to create more than five new jobs during the next five years. "There is renewed interest in entrepreneurship," said Donna J. Kelley, associate professor of Entrepreneurship at...
  • Police Grab PLO Flag as MKs were About to Light It

    11/29/2012 1:06:01 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/12 | Hezki Ezra & Gil Ronen
    Police pushed MKs Eldad and Ben Ari and stopped them from burning PLO flags in protest of UN statehood bid. Video .....
  • Trooper Accused of Stealing from Victim of Fatal Crash [CT]

    11/29/2012 12:59:44 PM PST · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    www.nbcconnecticut.com ^ | Thursday, Nov 29, 2012 | Updated 2:48 PM EST | Staff
    A 43-year-old state trooper has been charged with larceny, accused of stealing jewelry and cash from the victim of a fatal crash on Route 15 in Fairfield on Sept. 22. Trooper Aaron Huntsman, an 18-year veteran of the department, has been suspended from the department, according to state police. Police began investigating when the victim’s family determined that jewelry, clothing and cash were missing, state police said. The Connecticut Post is reporting that Huntsman is accused of stealing $3,000 in cash and a gold chain from the victim's body. The family obtained the victim’s clothes from the hospital, but were...
  • Iraq tensions rise as Syria crisis deepens

    11/29/2012 12:58:59 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies
    dailystar.com.lb ^ | November 28, 2012 | Lauren Williams
    BAGHDAD: The crisis in Syria is threatening to rupture Iraq’s precarious sectarian divide, which some say may re-ignite into a civil war. Wedged between Syria’s greatest ally, Iran, and its greatest foe, Turkey, with its own volatile ethnic makeup, oil riches and fresh out of years of civil strife, Iraq is desperately clinging to a neutrality on the Syrian crisis. That policy is being increasingly put to the test as players from across Iraq’s fragile political spectrum begin to take sides in a war of increasing sectarian dimensions. “This situation is not going away,” said U.S. Lieutenant Colonel Joel Rayburn,...
  • Body of man who hunted legendary 'Lost Dutchman's' gold mine believed found in Arizona mountains

    11/29/2012 12:58:04 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-29-12 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Three years ago, a Denver bellhop ventured into Arizona’s Superstition Mountains determined to find the Lost Dutchman’s Mine, an elusive, vast gold reserve that has lured prospectors since the 19th century. Jesse Capen, 35, had made finding the hidden treasure an “obsession” fueled by more than 100 books and maps on the legendary — and perhaps nonexistent — mine named for German immigrant Jacob "The Dutchman" Waltz. On Saturday, years after Capen’s Jeep, wallet, backpack and cellphone were found by hikers, volunteers from the Superstition Search and Rescue finally located what they believe is Capen’s body. “We call ‘em Dutch...
  • Protein's destructive journey in brain may cause Parkinson's

    11/29/2012 12:56:56 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies
    ScienceNews ^ | November 16, 2012 | Laura Sanders
    Clumps of alpha-synuclein move through dopamine-producing cells, mouse study finds The insidious spread of an abnormal protein may be behind Parkinson’s disease, a study in mice suggests. A harmful version of the protein crawls through the brains of healthy mice, killing brain cells and damaging the animals’ balance and coordination, researchers report in the Nov. 16 Science. If a similar process happens in humans, the results could eventually point to ways to stop Parkinson’s destruction in the brain. “I really think that this model will increase our ability to come up with Parkinson’s disease therapies,” says study coauthor Virginia Lee...