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  • US Army cutting civilian jobs in Europe

    12/01/2012 6:18:59 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies
    sacbee.com ^ | Nov. 30, 2012 | Associated Press
    The Pentagon is in the process of eliminating two heavy armored brigades based in Germany. That will leave two U.S. Army combat brigades permanently stationed in Europe, one in Germany and one in Italy.
  • EPA tells judge it will impose stricter water pollution standards on Florida

    12/01/2012 6:15:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | December 1, 2012 | Craig Pittman
    ........Late Friday night, the EPA said in a news release that it had approved the state rules for part of the state's waterways, but would still impose the federal rules for the rest. According to David Guest of Earthjustice, that means the state rules cover only 15 percent while the new federal rules cover 85 percent — about 100,000 miles of waterways. State DEP officials said they were disappointed the EPA would impose federal rules on any part of the state and vowed to "work with them to craft solutions" to put the state in charge of all pollution rules....
  • Merry Christmas: This Tax Increase is for You, America

    12/01/2012 6:14:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | John Ransom
    Let’s cut right to the end of the story: Ordinary people have already tumbled off the precipice. There will be no dramatic rescue at the height of the tension, with crashing, ominous music turning to a sunshine ditty, a government handout straining to reach you, to save you from tumbling over the lip of the cliff. Instead the government is going to intentionally bump into you, making it look like an accident, head turned away, mumbling an apology, much like a pick-pocket does in a crowd, with the object to lift your wallet.      So, yes; however much they deny it,...
  • Obama toilet paper leads to Pompano firefighter's termination (FL)

    12/01/2012 5:59:00 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 41 replies
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Tonya Alanez
    Placing toilet paper imprinted with President Barack Obama's face in a fire station has led to a firefighter's termination and he had until 5 p.m. Friday to turn in his badge. It was Clint Pierce's third instance of posting political paraphernalia on city property and a violation of a direct order to cease and desist from such behavior, according to city records. "It was clearly a case of insubordination," city spokeswoman Sandra King said Friday. "He had a similar situation of posting political messages on city property and he was given a free pass at that time and told to...
  • Is it now time to go Galt?

    12/01/2012 5:52:49 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 62 replies
    Tea Party Nation. ^ | 12/1/12 | Judson Phillips
    Going Galt has a nice ring to it. Most people do not know what going Galt really means. Like so many expressions we have today, it can mean any number of things. How about a going Galt strategy that will generate results? What does going Galt mean and how would the strategy work? Going Galt is generally meant that those of us who are producers in society simply refuse to produce any more. Without producers, the economy will collapse. After all, without the producers, who is going to make what the takers want? Going Galt is actually something the left...
  • "Liberty, Equality, Homosexuality?"

    12/01/2012 5:48:55 AM PST · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    TFP ^ | 11/28/2012 | Luiz Sérgio Solimeo
    The French Revolution of 1789 was based on the ideological philosophy of the Enlightenment summarized in the famous trilogy, “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.” By imposing full equality on society, the advocates of this philosophy sought to bring about complete freedom and an idyllic brotherhood among men. The Guillotine’s “Fraternity” As is well known, the immediate effects of that equality were the execution of King Louis XVI, his sister Princess Elizabeth and Queen Marie Antoinette; thousands of nobles were guillotined; clergy were persecuted and massacred or had to go underground. The peasants of the Vendee who rose up in defense of altar...
  • Teacher plays pro-gay ‘marriage’ song for 8th grade class

    12/01/2012 5:38:30 AM PST · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Nov 30, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    SOUTH LYONS, MI, November 30, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Michigan performing arts teacher is defending her decision to play a song promoting same-sex “marriage” to her eighth grade class. (Susan Johnson says she was teaching tolerance.) Susan Johnson played the hip-hop song “Same Love” by Macklemore to students at Centennial Middle School in South Lyon, in the Detroit area. “The right wing conservatives think it’s a decision, and you can be cured with some treatment and religion,” its lyrics state. “A certificate on paper ain’t gonna change everything, but it’s a damn good place to start.” In a refrain, a...
  • The ObamaCare fiscal cliff (‘You Want To Go Forward, You Put It In D.’)

    12/01/2012 5:36:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11/30/12 | John Hayward
    The ObamaCare fiscal cliffBy: John Hayward 11/30/2012 02:34 PM While we’re busy listening to President Obama demand a $1.6 trillion tax increase on some people as the price for disarming part of a $1.2 trillion tax bomb aimed at other people, let’s not forget that he’s already detonated a $1.058 trillion tax warhead on all of us: ObamaCare. As the House Ways and Means Committee noted last summer, in the wake of the Supreme Court decision upholding ObamaCare, it contains 21 distinct tax increases, “a dozen of which target Americans earning less than $200,000 per year for singles or $250,000...
  • Stirrings of Secession

    12/01/2012 5:21:08 AM PST · by IbJensen · 89 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/29/2012 | Pat Buchanan
    "When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another ..." So begins the Declaration of Independence of the 13 colonies from the king and country to which they had given allegiance since the settlers first came to Jamestown and Plymouth Rock. The declaration was signed by 56 angry old white guys who had had enough of what the Cousins were doing to them. In seceding from the mother country, these patriots put their lives, fortunes and honor on the line. Four score and five years...
  • Egyptians fear long Muslim Brotherhood rule, warn Morsi is no friend of US

    12/01/2012 5:20:20 AM PST · by John W · 26 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | Richard Engel
    Protesters are shouting on bullhorns again in Cairo's Tahrir Square, outraged that an extremist interpretation of Islam is being forced down their throats by a president who critics say is acting every part the tyrant. The era of the Muslim Brotherhood appears to have arrived. President Obama has hailed the Brotherhood's President Mohammed Morsi as a pragmatist who helped end the Gaza crisis. Egyptians here think the Brotherhood has conned Washington, just like it conned them.
  • Madison Avenue's Moral Madness

    12/01/2012 5:06:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Angus T. Jones told the truth. In a religious video posted on YouTube, the former child actor who's the "half" man of the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men" shocked the celebrity press by saying "I don't want to be on it. Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth." Calling this show "filth" is like calling your Christmas tree an evergreen. Yet about 14 million Americans still love filling their head with this filthy show, and they don't want to be told what they're doing. It doesn't surprise, then, that the pundits have turned on...
  • Teenage Werewolves

    12/01/2012 4:57:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    Back in the 1950s, "Little Joe Cartwright" starred in a movie called "I Was a Teenage Werewolf." That's right, after seeing a full moon, Michael Landon ran around a public high school foaming at the mouth and pretty much out of control. Since there was little difference between his behavior and that of the normal students, he got away with it for two semesters. As I watched the film, I remember thinking that it was going to be tough for Landon to get into college with that on his resume. But then the 1960s happened, so that was that. This...
  • Weekly/biweekly Michigan legislative activism thread

    12/01/2012 4:55:42 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 31 replies
    Michiganvotes.org ^ | 12/01/12 | Cripplecreek
    November 30, 2012 Weekly Roll Call Report Senate Bill 1360, Extend deadline on school employee pension reform choices: Passed 26 to 12 in the Senate To extend from October 26, 2012 to January 9, 2013, the deadline for public school employees to choose whether to contribute more toward the cost of their defined benefit pensions or else accept a slightly less generous benefit calculation formula, as required by a recently-passed pension reform law. Senate Bill 909, Create Detroit regional mass transit authority: Passed 24 to 14 in the Senate To create a new Detroit area regional transportation authority covering Macomb,...
  • Kiss Your Bill Of Rights Goodbye

    12/01/2012 4:51:57 AM PST · by IbJensen · 31 replies
    Conservative News Daily ^ | November 27, 2012 | Tony Adlkins
    In December of 2011 on New Year’s Eve, President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), declaring the entire United States a “battlefield” and giving the U.S. government the right to detain an American citizen indefinitely and even assassinate them, if they are suspected of terrorism—without due process. Then, in March of 2012, Obama signed the National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order (NDRP) that effectively declares peacetime martial law, giving the President authority over food and water, production, fuel, transportation, livestock and more if the government decides it is an emergency. Since September 11, 2001, the government...
  • Obama’s Now Borrowed More Than All Presidents from Washington to W

    12/01/2012 3:37:15 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 66 replies
    <p>At the close of business on Jan. 20, 2009, when President Barack Obama was inaugurated, the national debt stood at $10,626,877,048,913.08, according to the Treasury. At the close of business this Thursday, it stood at $16,323,083,449,604.98.</p> <p>That means the debt has increased $5,696,206,400,691.90 during Obama’s presidency.</p>
  • Pakistani Brothers Arrested in Florida for Plotting to Obtain & Use Weapon...

    12/01/2012 3:36:42 AM PST · by Cindy · 14 replies
    (AP) via THE BLAZE.com ^ | November 30, 2012 10:00 pm | n/a
    "Pakistani Brothers Arrested in Florida for Plotting to Obtain and Use Weapon of Mass Destruction Against Americans" SNIPPET: "MIAMI (AP) — Two South Florida men of Pakistani descent have been charged with plotting to provide material support to terrorists and to use a weapon of mass destruction within the U.S., federal prosecutors said Friday. The men were identified as brothers Sheheryar Alam Qazi, 30, and 20-year-old Raees Alam Qazi. Both are naturalized U.S. citizens originally from Pakistan and both were arrested in the Fort Lauderdale area, prosecutors said."
  • House passes bill to cancel diversity visa lottery

    12/01/2012 3:32:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 30, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    The House voted Friday to cancel the annual diversity visa lottery and give those immigration visas to high-tech foreign-born who earn advanced degrees from American universities, as Republicans powered through their chamber the first major immigration bill since the election. The 245-139 vote was a test of the GOP’s plan to tackle immigration piecemeal, and while the bill passed, the strong opposition from Democrats suggests that Republicans’ strategy will face difficult hurdles. And while the chief selling point of the bill was to boost green cards given to science, technology, engineering and technology students, the bigger fight came over Republicans’...
  • SIBLING RIVALRY: Video shows twins fighting in the womb

    12/01/2012 2:00:33 AM PST · by onyx · 34 replies
    WTVR.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Erika Neddenien
    LONDON (WTVR) – Striking new MRI images show that for twins, sibling rivalry starts early–even before birth. Researchers in London were trying to find out more about a rare blood disease that can complicate the pregnancies for women carrying twins, when they captured video of what appears to be two fetuses pushing each other as they try to make more room. Researchers at London’s Center for Fetal Care were studying a potentially deadly condition called twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. It only occurs in identical twins, when the blood supply from one flows into the other. It can cause one twin to...
  • Nigel Farage: Ukip is Now Britain's Third Party

    12/01/2012 1:12:45 AM PST · by expat1000 · 22 replies
    HitC Politics ^ | Nov 30, 2012 | Nicholas Watt
    The leader of Ukip, Nigel Farage, has claimed that his party has now displaced the Liberal Democrats as the "third force" in British politics after it performed strongly in three byelections. In the party's strongest showing in a Westminster byelection, Ukip secured 21.79% of the vote in Rotherham, claiming second place behind Labour, which won with 46.25%. The Lib Dems trailed in eighth place on 2.11%. Labour scored a hat-trick of comfortable victories in the three byelections held in its safe seats of Rotherham, Middlesbrough and Croydon North.
  • Virginia among 3 states to auction wind farm leases

    12/01/2012 1:06:42 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Virginia-Pilot via HamptonRoads.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | Scott Harper
    Virginia, Massachusetts and Rhode Island will be the first three states to sell leases for the right to develop offshore wind farms, U.S. government officials said Friday. The leases will be auctioned online, probably in the first half of 2013, according to the U.S. Department of the Interior, the federal agency overseeing the sales. The auctions will determine which energy company, utility or entrepreneur gets to build huge wind turbines and reap clean electricity from them in designated areas in the Atlantic Ocean. Costs are expected to be in the billions.No offshore wind farms exist today in the United States,...