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  • Young People Under Obamacare:

    11/30/2012 8:11:44 AM PST · by chessplayer · 8 replies
    "It’s official: the health care law will unduly stick it to young Americans by making them pay far higher premiums starting January 1, 2014.[1] New rules announced this month are even worse than expected when it comes to shoveling an unfair burden onto our nation’s youth. Moreover, they also perversely increase the incentives of young people to remain uninsured." "As shown in the following chart based on estimates by international management consulting firm Oliver Wyman, the rule will force insurers to hike rates for 18- to 24-year-olds by 45 percent even as rates for those 60 and older drop by...
  • Hamas victim dragged through streets of Gaza was no collaborator, widow says (warning:graphic)

    11/30/2012 8:10:21 AM PST · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Matthew Kalman
    It was a sight that shocked the world — the corpse of Ribhi Badawi being dragged through the streets of Gaza City Tuesday by a motorcycle as Hamas gunmen fired into the air. His crime? Collaborating with Israel to pinpoint Hamas targets. But the charge wasn’t true, the militant’s grieving widow told The News. Actually, Badawi, 37, had spent the last four years in a Hamas prison under armed guard. He was tortured for seven months into confessing that he was working for Israel. “They burned (him) and broke his jaw and teeth,” said his widow, Kholoud Badawi. “He was...
  • Senate approves measure to prevent transfer of terrorist detainees to US

    11/30/2012 8:08:36 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 30, 2012 | Catherine Herridge
    Video at link. The Senate has passed a measure that prevents terrorist detainees from being transferred to facilities on U.S. soil, a day after it was revealed a prominent Democrat had commissioned a federal report to identify U.S. locations that may be suitable for housing Guantanamo prisoners. The measure, which was introduced by Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., was approved by a vote of 54 to 41 late Thursday. Ayotte argued that the facilities at Guantanamo Bay are "singularly equipped" to handle terrorist prisoners, calling the prison "top-rate." “The administration may want to close Guantanamo, but the American people do not...
  • National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs

    11/30/2012 8:04:50 AM PST · by haffast · 27 replies
    The White House - Presisent Barack Obama ^ | 11/21/2012 | Office of the Press Secretary
    For Immediate Release - November 21, 2012 Presidential Memorandum -- National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs This Presidential Memorandum transmits the National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs (Minimum Standards) to provide direction and guidance to promote the development of effective insider threat programs within departments and agencies to deter, detect, and mitigate actions by employees who may represent a threat to national security....
  • The five-year-old terrorists:

    11/30/2012 7:47:50 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/18/ 2012 | Sam Webb
    The five-year-old terrorists: Youngsters trained to kill with pistols and assault rifles in shocking pictures from al Qaeda's heartland Children trained to use deadly arms by militants on Pakistan border Many are orphaned sons of al Qaeda 'martyrs' Terror camps in Syria and Somalia also claim to be training boy soldiers By Sam Webb PUBLISHED: 14:19 EST, 18 November 2012 | UPDATED: 14:19 EST, 18 November 2012 These terrifying pictures show children as young as five being trained to kill with pistols and deadly AK-47 assault rifles. They were taken from footage of an al Qaeda terror camp in north...
  • French Socialist in Mittal Row: We're Just Doing What Obama Does

    11/30/2012 7:31:51 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 11/30/2012 | Reported by Stephane Pedrazzi, written by Catherine Boyle
    The French politician who said Indian steel company ArcelorMittal should leave the country has told CNBC that his government is only acting like U.S. President Barack Obama. Industry Minister Arnaud Montebourg, a member of the governing Socialist party, caused controversy last week when he said that the Indian company, which employs close to 20,000 people in France, should leave after it said it would have to close down a factory. The French government announced on Thursday that it could nationalize the factory in question, with backing from an unnamed businessman. The news raised the specter of the nationalizations of the...
  • Cribs for needy families stolen in Woodstock (unintentional irony alert)

    11/30/2012 7:31:43 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 75 replies
    wsbradio ^ | nov 29, 2012 | Pete Combs
    When Monti Price arrived for work at the Hope Center in Woodstock Wednesday morning, she was struck by what she did not see. “I noticed a big empty space in our parking lot where our trailer used to be,” she said. Inside that trailer, five brand new cribs intended for needy mothers like Angela, who earned them by attending parenting classes. Angela arrived at the ministry for pregnant women and new mothers on Thursday afternoon, hoping to pick up the crib for her three-month old son, David. “Just to find out this,” she said, shaking her head in sad surprise,...
  • "The List": Obama's Two Hundred and First Week in Office

    11/30/2012 7:31:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 11/30/12 | Nachum
    Obama Ethics, Year 4Obama just now writing rules to govern the last 4 years of drone killingsCommunity Organizer to the WorldDid Obama followers mimic Nazi hand-sign?More voters choosing one party to run their stateIt's 3am and nobody's there Islamists Kidnap, Threaten to Murder Homosexuals in Libya11/26/2012ObamanomicsIn a surprise move, Intrade shuts down for U.S. TradersDisagreeing with Obama can ruin Christmas, says White House reportAre 401K's next: Natinalized Retirement?Trying to Turn Obama Voters Into Tax AlliesObamacareObamacare headed back to the Supreme CourtIt's 3am and nobody's thereSandy Victim Promised 'Immediate Help' by President Obama Still in the ColdPalm scanners get thumbs up in...
  • Congress looks at doing away with the $1 bill

    11/30/2012 7:10:34 AM PST · by upchuck · 84 replies
    Yahoo!/AP ^ | Friday, Noember 30, 2012
    [Snipped pretty severely to meet posting guidelines.] Congressional auditors say doing away with dollar bills entirely and replacing them with dollar coins could save taxpayers some $4.4 billion over the next 30 years. At a House subcommittee hearing Thursday, the focus was on two approaches: —Moving to less expensive combinations of metals like steel, aluminum and zinc. —Gradually taking dollar bills out the economy and replacing them with coins. Equipment would have to be bought or overhauled and more coins would have to be produced upfront to replace bills as they are taken out of circulation. Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo.,...
  • The US Government Just "Adjusted" Away $40 Billion In Real Disposable Income

    11/30/2012 6:59:19 AM PST · by Perdogg · 15 replies
    Perhaps the Bureau of Economic Analysis was hoping that today's cornucopia of ugly income and spending data would be enough for those who keep track of the US government's Department of Truth shennanigans and ignore the meat behind the numbers. Whatever the reason, the real story in today's Personal Spending data was not the consumer weakness, but the unceremonious revision of historical data, which as the chart below mysteriously whacked away a whopping $40 billion in real (i.e., inflation adjusted) disposable income. Because as the chart below shows, somehow, somewhere starting in March and continuing through the last month just...
  • On the Harvesting of Votes

    11/30/2012 6:56:52 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 11/30/2012 | Forrest Gump
    David Horowitz brings us a very disturbing report on the extent to which the traditional harvesting of votes by parties has degenerated into massive, uncontrollable ballot manipulation by Democrats. Traditional "vote harvesters" have as their mission the gathering of "... unthinking collectives of potential voters -- nursing home residents, college students, skid-row dwellers, recent immigrants -- and get them to vote[.]" Mr. Horowitz is a red-diaper baby and a former "Marxist intellectual"-turned-militant conservative who here recounts a conversation he had with his "... brother-in-law, Henry, who has lived most of his life in a home for the mentally disabled and...
  • Texas graduation rates top the charts

    11/30/2012 6:54:53 AM PST · by ctpsb · 29 replies
    AUSTIN – Texas tied for the third highest high school graduation rate in the country for all students.....
  • Another rebuke to the "Redneck Texans, etc, etc".

    11/30/2012 6:54:30 AM PST · by ctpsb
    AUSTIN – Texas tied for the third highest high school graduation rate in the country for all students.....
  • Blood-Sucking Vampires

    11/30/2012 6:42:29 AM PST · by morethanright · 12 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-11-29 23:51:31 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:People living in the western Serbian village of Zarozje are on the lookout for Sava Savanovic. Village Mayor Miodrag Vujetic warned the people of his small hamlet that a vampire (Savanovic) was freed from an ancient mill situated along the Rogacica River when the structure collapsed. Mayor Vujetic urged the voters to "put a Holy cross in every room in the house," ABC News reported.Needless to say, sales of crucifixes and garlic have been brisk."People are worried," said the mayor, "everybody knows the legend of this vampire and the thought that he is now homeless and looking for...
  • California Animal Control Officer Slain At Foreclosed Home

    11/30/2012 6:41:06 AM PST · by caldera599 · 40 replies
    Officer.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | The Associated Press
    GALT, Calif. (AP) -- An unarmed animal control officer was shot and killed in Sacramento County on Wednesday while trying to retrieve pets from a home whose owner was evicted the previous day. The officer had gone to the home to rescue dogs and cats authorities thought had been left behind, a day after Joseph Francis Corey was served an eviction notice and a sheriff's deputy changed the locks. The officer - Roy Curtis Marcum, 45, of Elk Grove - and a bank employee knocked on the door when Corey fired a shotgun through the door, striking the officer in...
  • Ted Cruz speech stokes 2016 speculation

    11/30/2012 6:40:52 AM PST · by LoneStarGI · 74 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/29/12 11:30 PM EST | DAVID CATANESE
    Texas Sen.-elect Ted Cruz advised the Republican Party to rebrand itself under a banner of “Opportunity Conservatism” during a sweeping speech Thursday night that will only stoke speculation about a 2016 presidential run. Speaking before the conservative American Principles Project dinner at a downtown Washington hotel, Cruz said the GOP’s thumping in the 2012 elections was more the result of poor messaging and communication than the wrong ideology. “Why did we lose? It wasn’t as the media would tell you: because the American people embraced big government, Barack Obama’s spending and debt and taxes. … That wasn’t what happened. I’m...
  • 2nd Largest Lottery Jackpot In History Would Reduce U.S. Deficit For Just 4 Hours...

    11/30/2012 6:39:10 AM PST · by CNSNews.com · 5 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams Jr.
    Two lucky individuals won $587.5 million last night by matching all six numbers in the Powerball lottery. This represents the second-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history. To put this amount in perspective, and to shed light on the United States' spending problem, the math below shows that the federal government's pace of deficit spending would consume this amount in just four hours. In fiscal year 2012, the debt of the U.S. government increased by $1,275,901,078,828.74, according to the Treasury Department. That equals about $3.5 billion per day, or $2,430,555.00 per minute. Based on these numbers, the federal government would blow...
  • AutoZone employee fired after taking action against “Fake Beard Bandit”

    11/30/2012 6:31:11 AM PST · by B Knotts · 42 replies
    WTKR-TV ^ | 11/20/2012 | Darragh Frye
    York County, Va. – The man dubbed the “fake-beard bandit” has hit more than 30 businesses on the Peninsula. Each time, the MO is the same: He walks in, flashes a gun and takes off with the cash. But this time, an AutoZone employee decided he was going to take action! “I was in fear of my life as soon as he walked through the door and I see the gun. Your heart just starts pounding,” says Devin McClean, a former Auto Zone employee. Devin McClean decided to take action after recognizing the Fake Beard Bandit. “I waited for him...
  • Californians Are The New Wetbacks Headed For Mexico

    11/30/2012 6:29:01 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 11 replies
    chrissstreetandco ^ | 11/30/12 | Chriss W. Street
    President Obama met with the newly elected President of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto yesterday. While the press focused on the Administration’s talking points for discussions on a wide range of issues from energy to climate change, the real concern is that the Mexican economy is far out performing the U.S. and the new immigration concern is increasingly from Americans illegally moving to Mexico. Nowhere is this trend more challenging than in California, which was just awarded the booby-prize by 24/7 Wall Street survey, as the “Worst Run State” in the United States. The State has unemployment: 10.1% (2nd highest), Budget...
  • Jerry Finkelstein, New York Power Broker, Dies at 96

    11/30/2012 6:22:35 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/28/12 | ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    Jerry Finkelstein, who made a fortune in business, real estate and newspapers, including The New York Law Journal and The Hill, and for many years was a self-styled Democratic power broker in New York City, died on Wednesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 96.
  • Obama Rejects Bill To Give Visas to Educated Immigrants

    11/30/2012 6:18:23 AM PST · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    In the aftermath of the 2012 election, in which Republicans garnered a shockingly low percentage of the Hispanic vote, Republicans have begun to rethink their position on comprehensive immigration reform. In the short term, many Republicans are looking to take measures that seem more immigrant-friendly. But even as Republicans look to reshift their framing, Democrats continue to demagogue on immigration. One of the most positive and uncontroversial Republican efforts is the STEM Act – STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – which is designed to elevate visas available for foreign-born graduates with advanced technical degrees from US universities....
  • Washington Proposes $1 Trillion Bailout for Delinquent Student Loans

    11/30/2012 6:12:46 AM PST · by chessplayer · 56 replies
    A possible $1 trillion bailout is coming—and soon. America’s now-nationalized student loan industry just reached a value of $1 trillion, according to Citigroup, growing at a 20 percent-per-year pace. Since President Obama nationalized the industry (a tacked-on provision of the Obamacare bill), tuition has gone up 25 percent and the three-year default rate is at a record 13.4 percent.
  • Best Places to Be Born in 2013

    11/30/2012 6:09:09 AM PST · by equaviator · 11 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | Jessica Ferri
    Best place to be born in 2013? Switzerland. Though America may be the "land of opportunity," Switzerland will be the best place to be born in 2013 according to a quality-of-life index from the Economist Intelligence Unit. The EIU, a sister company to The Economist magazine, determines quality of life based on surveys of the population covering 11 factors including wealth, crime, family life, trust in government and the stability of the economy.
  • Egyptians protest after draft constitution raced through

    (Reuters) - Thousands of Egyptians protested against President Mohamed Mursi on Friday after an Islamist-led assembly raced through approval of a new constitution in a bid to end a crisis over the Islamist leader's newly expanded powers.
  • Benghazi 'Narrative' Reads Like TWA 800's (Jack Cashill)

    11/30/2012 6:01:34 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 38 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 11/30/2012 | Jack Cashill
    Although the word was not used back then, the Clinton White House, with the help of a complicit media, rewrote the event's "narrative" to assure re-election. Again, as with Benghazi, that narrative was clumsily improvised almost on a daily basis. Knowing the media had his back, Clinton responded much as Obama did: deny, obfuscate, and kick the investigatory can down the road until after the election. One central figure appeared in each drama: Hillary Clinton. She stood by Obama's side in the Rose Garden on September 12 as he spun reality into confection. She, Bill, and Sandy Berger holed themselves...
  • What Obama Really Wants

    11/30/2012 5:57:46 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 25 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 11/30/12 | Judson Phillips
    Reports are pouring out of Washington about the Fiscal Cliff negotiations. A lot of people observing the negotiations are outraged by what is going on. Instead of being outraged, and there is plenty of time for outrage; we should take a look at what is going on. If you analyze the negotiations, it tells you a lot about what is going on in Washington and what may happen. What is going on inside these negotiations?
  • The Fallacies That Guide Us

    11/30/2012 5:53:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Mona Charen
    Republicans find themselves in the unenviable position of being forced to agree to raise taxes on those earning more than $200,000 (the actual cut off for those Mr. Obama refers to as "millionaires and billionaires"), or risk being blamed for a tax increase on all taxpaying Americans. They will probably agree, which means it's a politically unavoidable policy, not a good policy. Why does Obama insist upon raising taxes? Not because he believes it will improve the economy, and not because he believes it will increase receipts to the Treasury. The proposed taxes would bring in about $80 billion a...
  • Report: Obamas to spend holidays in Hawaii at $4 million cost to taxpayers

    11/30/2012 5:40:43 AM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 29, 2012
    The first family will be vacationing in Hawaii for the Christmas holidays at a cost of at least $4 million to taxpayers, according to a report from the Hawaii Reporter.The Hawaiian paper reports that residents living near the beachfront homes at Kailuana Place, where the President Obama and first family have visited annually since 2008, were notified Monday that there will be restrictions on their movements in place for 20 days, from Dec. 17 through Jan. 6.The Hawaii Reporter calculated the $4 million cost to taxpayers based in part on the price of a round trip flight to the island...
  • Time for Congressional Republicans To Expose Obama's Agenda

    11/30/2012 5:33:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    We can get back to discussing GOP minority constituent recruitment soon, but in the meantime, we have a fiscal cliff issue that beckons -- the real fiscal cliff (America's imminent financial collapse), not the government shutdown molehill everyone is agonizing over. Congressional Republicans should look at their party's loss in the presidential election as liberating. They surely now understand that the strategy of soft-pedaling Obama's record and agenda doesn't work. They surely grasp that its fear of calling President Obama out on his real intentions and the disastrous consequences of his destructive policies just plays into his hands and enables...
  • Chelsea Clinton Collecting Thank-You Notes for ‘My Dad’—And Email Addresses for Mom?

    11/30/2012 5:28:48 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    Chelsea Clinton Collecting Thank-You Notes for ‘My Dad’—And Email Addresses for Mom? By Susan Jones November 30, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – Despite her denials, it’s widely speculated that Hillary Clinton may run for president in 2016, and if she does, she'll need as many email addresses as possible to send out fund-raising solicitations and spread her political message. Therefore it may be noteworthy that Chelsea Clinton is suddenly helping the family's Clinton Foundation collect email addresses. In a "Dear Friend" message sent Thursday to people on Democratic lists, Chelsea says she's gathering "thank-you" notes for “my dad,” Bill Clinton. Chelsea says...
  • The USS Enterprise's Last Tour (After 51 Years in Service It Is To Be Decommissioned)

    11/30/2012 5:24:04 AM PST · by lbryce · 49 replies
    Air Space Mag ^ | November 30, 2012 | Rebecca Maksel
    After 51 years of service, the historic aircraft carrier is about to be decommissioned. When the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) sailed away from Norfolk, Virginia, on its maiden voyage in 1962, it was the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, and the eighth Enterprise in a long dynasty reaching back to the Revolutionary War. Its eight nuclear reactors, reported the Chicago Daily Defender, had an energy potential "as great as that of all the reactors in the free world." The most recent Enterprise played a role in the Cuban Missile Crisis, along with other ships in the Second Fleet, blockading shipments...
  • Buffett Boosts Own Morale with Hypocrisy

    11/30/2012 5:22:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | John Ransom
    The government revised upward its initial reading of third quarter GDP from 2 percent to 2.7 percent in a move that was widely expected by economists. And everyone said “yawn.” That’s because the GDP growth was more government puffery. The increase was borrowed or freshly minted money. The government merely accelerated spending, filing one hole, while digging another- deeper- hole, in Obama’s latest 60-year-same-as-cash financing offer. At least that’s what the markets have felt apparently- reacting with shrug to another wave of “good” news coming out of the government about how great things are for the folks back home. Home...
  • Bing Said City Workers Feel 'Entitled,' Says His Job Second Only To Obama’s

    11/30/2012 5:20:35 AM PST · by magellan · 16 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | 29 November 2012 | N/A
    Managing expectations is his day-to-day position against people who believe the mayor can solve all of Detroit's problems is the hardest thing he deals with every day. That’s according to an interview Detroit Mayor Dave Bing did with CNN where he talked about the community's deep problems and how he plans to solve them. "We are in an environment, I think, of entitlement, we've got a lot of people who are city workers, who for years and years, 20, 30 years, think they are entitled to a job and all that comes with it," Bing said. He added: "Nobody wants...
  • Owner of firm with O’Hare deal has links to reputed mob figure

    11/30/2012 5:04:21 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 13 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 11/30/12 | DAN MIHALOPOULOS AND MITCH DUDEK
    The owner of a company that recently won a $99.4 million janitorial contract from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration was the longtime business partner of a man accused of involvement in organized crime.
  • Hmmm – is the gold really there?

    11/30/2012 4:50:13 AM PST · by arthurus · 5 replies
    Mineweb ^ | , 28 Nov 2012 | Grant Williams
    Williams draws on the Agatha Christie play The Mousetrap – the longest running theatrical production ever – where by and large the identity of the killer was kept secret for more than 50 years, through exhortations to the audience at the end of each performance not to reveal it so as not to spoil the twist in the tale for new audiences. This was adhered to by critics and audiences alike until eventually it was published in Wikipedia (reminiscent perhaps more of Wikileaks). Williams’ point being that the secret of the true state of Central Bank gold reserves is still...
  • FEMA exploring idea of boats to house Sandy victims

    11/30/2012 4:36:43 AM PST · by tobyhill · 56 replies
    wtvr cbs ^ | 11/29/2012 | Todd Sperry
    Hoping to find a solution for New York and New Jersey residents displaced by Superstorm Sandy, the federal government announced Thursday it was looking into the possibility of housing residents on boats. In a request for information notice posted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, officials said they were looking for input from the maritime industry in the hopes of finding rapid and cost-effective housing options on small boats or similar vessels. FEMA said the purpose of the request was for market research only and to explore whether the maritime industry could offer viable options for residents who remain homeless....
  • Silver Price Forecast 2013: Silver Will Perform Like Gold on Steroids

    11/30/2012 4:07:25 AM PST · by blam · 18 replies
    TMO ^ | 11-30-2012 | Money Morning - Peter Krauth
    Silver Price Forecast 2013: Silver Will Perform Like Gold on Steroids Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013Nov 29, 2012 - 10:35 AM By: Money Morning Peter Krauth writes: This past March, I asked a highly successful investment advisor what he thought about gold. Since he deals almost exclusively with very high net-worth individuals, his point of view was especially intriguing. He confided to me that many of his clients had been asking for gold and gold-related investments over the past few years. I can't say that I was surprised. But what he told me next simply shocked me. "Gold's much...
  • Possible Nuclear Event in Iran (not confirmed!)

    11/30/2012 4:05:27 AM PST · by Thomas Truxtun · 54 replies
    first post.com ^ | 11/29/2012
    First picked up on website "suspicious observers" 11/30/2012 morning report on YouTube. Still being called unconfirmed, but clear that something has happened.
  • No Time to Give Up in the Fiscal Fight

    11/30/2012 3:53:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Mark Davis
    If I keep reading the advice of those who are saying we should give Barack Obama what he wants, let him take the American economy into the quicksand and make him own it, I am going to be tempted to agree. So I’m going to stop reading such things. With respect to those who offer that strategy, it is flawed on multiple levels. It may not work, it would confuse people about what conservatism is and what it does, and it would slam the brakes on our most valuable passion right now-- the desire to save what we can of...
  • GUNDLACH: 'I'm Waiting For Something To Go Kaboom'

    11/30/2012 3:51:47 AM PST · by blam · 9 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-30-2012 | Sam Ro
    GUNDLACH: 'I'm Waiting For Something To Go Kaboom' Sam RoNov. 30, 2012, 5:05 AMThe cover story of the new BloombergBusinessweek is an excellent and comprehensive profile of bond god Jeff Gundlach. The reporters Seth Lubove and Alexis Leondis also laid out his longer term outlook for the world as the economy enters what he calls "phase three." Deeply indebted countries and companies, which Gundlach doesn’t name, will default sometime after 2013. Central banks may forestall these defaults by pumping even more money into the economy -- at the risk of higher inflation in coming years. ... “I’m waiting for something...
  • Timothy Geithner: End debt ceiling for good? (Obama wants a No Limit Credit Card)

    11/30/2012 3:28:06 AM PST · by tobyhill · 34 replies
    politico ^ | 11/30/2012 | By JOSEPH J. SCHATZ
    Nobody on Capitol Hill likes raising the debt ceiling. But now Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner wants to end the practice. Forever. GOP aides say that in talks with congressional leaders on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Geithner proposed a “permanent” increase in the debt ceiling — meaning changing the law so that Congress no longer has to approve an increase in the statutory borrowing cap, which has been in place since 1917. He hinted at it in an interview with Bloomberg News a few weeks ago. But the fact that Geithner is proposing giving the administration such authority behind the scenes...
  • Facing Up to the Enormity of Our Problem

    11/30/2012 3:15:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 30, 2012 | Daren Jonescu
    ......[George] Washington spoke truly: a democratic form of government, republican or otherwise, is only as virtuous as the citizens who form it. Institutions of liberty, equality, and mutual respect cannot be sustained in, let alone re-imposed upon, a society that has generally forsaken every single virtue named in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, and has in turn filled the soul's moral void with hatred, envy, gluttony, sloth, covetousness, lust, and collectivism's unique license to pillage, namely its presupposition that individual men -- that is, other men -- do not really exist. The entire moral and intellectual structure of the West has rotted...
  • Gitmo North Returns: Obama's Shady Prison Deal

    11/30/2012 3:12:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    If you thought President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder had given up on closing Guantanamo Bay and bringing jihadists to American soil, think again. Two troubling developments on the Gitmo front should have every American on edge. The first White House maneuver took place in October, while much of the public and the media were preoccupied with election news. On Oct. 2, Obama's cash-strapped Illinois pals announced that the federal government bought out the Thomson Correctional Center in western Illinois for $165 million. According to Watchdog.org, a recent appraisal put the value of the facility at $220 million. Democratic...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - November 30, 2012

    11/30/2012 2:58:44 AM PST · by sneakers · 13 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
  • Brain-Lock inside the Beltway

    11/30/2012 2:58:17 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The National Review ^ | 11-30-12 | Jonah Goldberg
    It’s at times like this I’m ashamed to admit I live inside the Beltway. Well, that’s probably not specific enough, since I’m usually ashamed to admit I live inside the Beltway. Still, the second you try to explain the stupidity of this “fiscal cliff” fiasco to a normal person, it makes William F. Buckley’s famous declaration that he’d rather be governed by the first few hundred people listed in the Boston phone book than by the faculty of Harvard seem all the more reasonable. While there are some responsible politicians and policymakers in Washington, if you look at the whole...
  • Oh My: McConnell Laughed Out Loud When Geithner Discussed Obama’s Plan

    11/30/2012 2:54:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    Negotiations can’t be going too well if the Senate Minority leader is openly scoffing at President Obama’s “bipartisan” plan to solve the looming “fiscal cliff” crisis. Yikes: Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, says he “burst into laughter” Thursday when Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner outlined the administration proposal for averting the fiscal cliff. He wasn’t trying to embarrass Geithner, McConnell says, only responding candidly to his one-sided plan, explicit on tax increases, vague on spending cuts. Geithner’s visit to his office left McConnell discouraged about reaching a “balanced” deal on tax hikes and spending reductions designed to prevent a shock...
  • Police officer buys homeless man a pair of shoes [Hold on...we have HOMELESSNESS under Obama?]

    11/30/2012 2:50:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    WWAY-TV ^ | November 30, 2012 | Katelyn Supa
    One tourist's photograph, among the countless snapped every day in the Big Apple, has gone viral. The moment captured is one of generosity, and since it was posted on Tuesday, it has circled the globe and brought a lot of attention to one young New York City cop. Had it not been for a tourist from Arizona who snapped the photo with her cell phone, Officer Lawrence DePrimo's act of kindness, giving boots to a homeless man, may have gone unnoticed. Tourist Jennifer Foster emailed the photo to the NYPD and they posted it to their Facebook page. Tens of...
  • Mesika: PA Killed Oslo, Time for Annexation

    11/30/2012 2:37:48 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/11/12 | Maayana Miskin
    ..... “Not only would it be the only useful response,” he added, “but first and foremost, it would be the morally and historically right thing to do. Judea and Samaria are the heart of the Jewish people.” ..... “Over the years the state of Israel has been the only one keeping the accords, while the Arab terrorist entity, imported from Tunisia, has regularly ignored it. But the appeal to the UN means the declaration of the accords’ death… Therefore the state of Israel has nothing to stop it from annexing all the communities it has established in Judea and Samaria,...
  • India's economic growth rate slows to 5.3%

    11/30/2012 2:20:31 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | November 30, 2012
    India's growth rate slowed in the July to September quarter, putting pressure on the government to implement more reforms and ease monetary policy. The economy grew by 5.3% from a year earlier. That was down from a rate of 5.5% in the previous three months.
  • Syrian Internet switched off as army launches offensive

    11/30/2012 2:01:41 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies
    France 24 ^ | 11/30/2012
    Syria's Internet and telecommunications networks were shut down and international flights were cancelled Thursday as President Bashar al-Assad’s regime launched a major offensive to retake control of the main road leading to Damascus airport. Syria’s Internet was effectively cut off on Thursday, web monitoring organisations confirmed, before the regime of President Bashar al-Assad launched an offensive to retake control of the road to Damascus airport. “From around 10 a.m. today all Syrian IP addresses went blank,” Nicolas Guillaume, of French Internet-monitoring company Cedexis told FRANCE 24. “We’ve seen traffic slowdowns in recent weeks, but this is the first time there...