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  • 'Terror in School': Hasbara Meets 21st Century

    12/01/2012 12:39:57 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    A new animated video by Israeli animation firm "The Scratch Group" explains the complex situation Israel is in, with regard to Arab terror from Gaza – and it does so, arguably, better than all of the official spokesmen combined. In under three minutes, the talented team conveys the frustrating dilemmas Israel faces in its asymmetric war against a terror state that has the world on its side. Commentators are divided with regard to the success of Operation Pillar of Defense, but there is general agreement that Israel's effort in the field of hasbara – or national public relations and information...
  • Op-Ed: Have Israel and Islamists Joined Forces Against Iran?

    12/01/2012 12:31:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/12/12 | Ted Belman
    Have Israel and the Islamists joined forces against Iran? According to DEBKA the answer is yes. But do we believe DEBKA? On Nov 23rd DEBKA reported Obama’s pledge of US troops to Sinai next week won Israel’s nod for ceasefire....it will be a great victory for PM Netanyahu and Israel. But if that is true, why hasn’t Netanyahu mentioned it in concrete terms and why has no one corroborated the report. The article explains: “When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Jerusalem from Bangkok Tuesday, she tried assuring Netanyahu that President Obama had decided to accelerate the construction of...
  • Obama Slaps States That Don't Comply With Obamacare

    12/01/2012 12:26:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 149 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 01 Dec 2012 01:42 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald and Martin Gould
    Residents of states that refuse to set up health insurance exchanges under Obamacare are set to be hit with higher premiums under new rules announced by the Health and Human Services Department. Insurance companies will be charged 3.5 percent of any premiums they sell through the federal exchanges, the department announced Friday. And insurers are likely to pass that surcharge on to clients, leaading to higher premiums. The only states to be affected are those that refuse to set up their own exchanges because of opposition to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. They are almost certain to be...
  • MTV to debut 'Buckwild' in 'Jersey Shore' slot on Jan. 3 -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

    12/01/2012 12:25:06 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    Inside TV ^ | Saturday, December 1, 2012 | Dan Snierson
    BUCKWILDIn just a few weeks, it will be time to pack up the beach towels, tanning oils, and tanning oils and say goodbye to Jersey Shore for good. How will you fill your Thursday nights at 10 p.m.? MTV is hoping to hit pay dirt (mud?) several hundred miles southwest of New Jersey with Buckwild, a new reality series about nine young-adult friends in small-town West Virginia who say they are living by the motto, “Whatever happens, happens.” And what seems to be happening is a lot of riding down hills inside giant tires, driving trucks dangerously through mud, tearing...
  • Could Obamacare Go the Way of McCain-Feingold?

    12/01/2012 12:18:43 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11.30.12 | DAVID CATRON
    The "Affordable Care Act" might die a death of a thousand legal cuts. Last June, upon learning that the Supreme Court had ruled Obamacare's individual mandate constitutional, many observers were forced to concur with the Dickens character who opined, "If the law supposes that… the law is an ass." Yet, the increasing number of anti-PPACA lawsuits that have been receiving serious attention from the courts suggests that the legal system may not be as irrational as it seemed when Chief Justice John Roberts began braying from the bench on June 28. If this seems Pollyannaish, consider the fate of McCain-Feingold....
  • Conservative Leaders Threaten to Oppose GOPers Who Cave on Cliff

    12/01/2012 12:18:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 01 Dec 2012 10:55 AM | Stephen Feller
    The leaders of 45 conservative and religious groups co-signed an open letter to Republican members of Congress urging them to resist compromise with Democrats that “would be a disaster for conservative principles.” They warn that any who cave in to Democratic demands on fiscal cliff negotiations will face strong primary opposition at the next election. “Let us … remind you that a great many potent conservative organizations and millions of conservative and liberty-loving voters do not believe in the divine right of incumbents to be re-nominated,” says the letter written by Liberty Institute president Morton Blackwell, in his capacity with...
  • ObamaCare Fallout: Walmart Ends Insurance For New Hires

    12/01/2012 12:14:56 PM PST · by george76 · 125 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Dec 2012 | John Nolte
    And so the government takeover of our health care system begins: Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, plans to begin denying health insurance to newly hired employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week.. ... By making the fine for not providing health care cheaper than providing health care, this was always the plan: to encourage employers to send us to the government. Remember how Obama's big ObamaCare sell was, "You get to keep the health insurance you have"? It was all a lie, a hustle, a con, a ruse…
  • The Biggest Lesson the GOP Should Learn from the Election

    12/01/2012 12:07:46 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 101 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-1-2012 | Frank J. Fleming
    December 1, 2012 The Biggest Lesson the GOP Should Learn from the Election Frank Fleming So what lessons should Republicans learn from the 2012 election? I don’t think anyone other than me has thought to ask this question, as Republicans tend not to be very analytical. But I think the answer is pretty obvious when you look at the failure of their presidential candidate this year and the one in 2008: Republicans need to stop nominating right-wing extremists like John McCain and Mitt Romney. Obviously, the two most recent Republican presidential candidates were far too extreme to the right to...
  • Three Reported Missing After Animal Rights Activists Take "War on Leather" to Motorcycle Gang Rally

    12/01/2012 11:56:12 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    The Spoof ^ | Jan 30, 2010 | Fuzzy Duffy Rating:
    Try to read this without laughing out loud… H/T Mike Hoy What a wonderful coming together of two diverse groups! We need more gatherings where the idiot activists are given warm, moist, aromatic welcomes like this one. This is why PETA usually protests women wearing fur rather than bikers wearing leather. Sounds to me like the old saying, “you mess with the bull, and you get the horns”. Gee, I guess these characters thought that Bikers where going to be politically correct like the rest of the wimpy world.
  • More white, Indian youth want to leave South Africa: survey

    12/01/2012 11:53:21 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies
    Times Live ^ | November 21, 2012
    The number of white and Indian South African youth wishing to leave the country has increased, a survey by Pondering Panda revealed on Wednesday. Spokeswoman Shirley Wakefield said 2606 respondents aged between 18 and 34 participated in the survey, where they were asked if they wanted to live in the country for good or if they wished to live in another country. "Fifty-six percent of whites, and 53% of Indians expressed the desire to emigrate, far higher than black respondents with 33%, and coloureds at 43%," said Wakefield in a statement. The company said the overall number of youths who...
  • Eligibility challenge returns to haunt Florida

    12/01/2012 11:50:51 AM PST · by wesagain · 24 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 1, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    A lawsuit challenging Barack Obama’s presence on the 2012 presidential election ballot because of questions over his constitutional eligibility that was thrown out by a judge who earlier determined it wasn’t timely has returned to haunt election officials in the state with a request that the Obama victory results be quashed. “Defendant Barack Hussein Obama is a direct threat to the safety and security of the United States, and its Constitution, which plaintiff must protect and defend by oath,” according to the complaint, which was delivered to Secretary of State Ken Detzner today. The case earlier this year was dismissed...
  • Killings of white farmers highlight toxic apartheid legacy in South Africa

    12/01/2012 11:41:11 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | Friday, November 30, 2012
    ERMELO, South Africa -- In a country cursed by one of the world's highest murder rates, being a white farmer makes a violent death an even higher risk. Whether attacks have been motivated by race or robbery, a rising death rate from rural homicides is drawing attention to the lack of change on South Africa's farms nearly two decades after the end of apartheid -- and to the tensions burgeoning over enduring racial inequality. Some of South Africa's predominantly white commercial farmers go as far as to brand the farm killings a genocide. 'Potentially explosive' issue On the other side...
  • U.S. Condemns Israel's Decision to Approve Construction

    12/01/2012 11:22:17 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/11/12 | Elad Benari
    The White House on Friday condemned Israel's decision to build 3,000 new homes in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria as "counterproductive" and said it would make resuming peace talks harder. Abbas' move at the United Nations has" buried the Oslo Accords" according to various political figures and that is why talks are not on the agenda. The move to be "recognized" as a state, although symbolic, was made without agreed upon borders or a declaration of peace and is essentially a hostile step. Abbas ignored the US government's request that he refrain from doing so and the automatic pro-PA vote in...
  • Who Killed KPOJ? (Portland OR lib radio)

    12/01/2012 11:10:11 AM PST · by MovementConservative · 45 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | 11/28/12 | Aaron Mesh
    Many see a right-wing conspiracy in the death of Portland’s commercial progressive talk-radio station. But Bain didn’t act alone.Carl Wolfson’s last show on KPOJ-AM 620 sounded like victory. For the past six years, Wolfson, a former standup comedian, hosted a three-hour morning drive-time show that had turned into a radio clubhouse for Portland liberals. Wolfson—laser-fast with a quip and constantly in defense of Democrats—spent the weeks before the Nov. 6 election boosting liberal candidates and puncturing Mitt Romney. “Romney has zero foreign-policy experience,” Wolfson liked to say during the campaign. “He was asked about the Middle East, and his only...
  • Syria rebels build momentum with tactical successes

    12/01/2012 11:04:29 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 27 November 2012 Last updated at 07:44 ET
    Opposition supporters hope rebel-held areas will become fully "liberated"Over the past month, rebel forces in Syria have enjoyed tactical successes which analysts say demonstrate their growing ability to challenge the government's military dominance.The rebels have displayed military strength and organisation in capturing several major military bases, seizing weaponry, disrupting supply lines, and forcing the military to pull back.Capturing military bases It is unclear how many government bases the rebels have overrun since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011, mostly because they have rarely attempted to hold them because of the risk of retaliatory air strikes...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - Over the Cliff

    12/01/2012 10:54:03 AM PST · by arthurus · 7 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 01 December 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Republicans are playing into the hands of the enemy by emphasizing the fiscal cliff negotiations. There is very little to negotiate here. Obama, fresh off a stolen election, carved out over the bodies of hurricane victims, is daring Republicans to say no to him. And a dispirited Republican establishment is still feeling beaten and too willing to give in. There are two scenarios here. Either Obama is bluffing or he isn't. And it doesn't really matter which one is correct. The crisis is being exploited with nonsense about fixing the giant hole in the economy created by Obama, by raising...
  • First same-sex marriage being celebrated Saturday at West Point’s Cadet Chapel

    12/01/2012 10:51:03 AM PST · by NYer · 131 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 1, 2012
    <p>The first same-sex marriage at West Point’s Cadet Chapel will be celebrated Saturday – when a military veteran and her partner exchange vows roughly one year after President Obama ended the military policy banning openly gay people from serving in the military.</p>
  • Egypt’s Islamists rally in support of President Morsi

    12/01/2012 10:34:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 1, 2012, 9:51 a.m. | Jeffrey Fleishman
    Islamists rallied Saturday to support President Mohamed Morsi in battling what they see as a conspiracy by loyalists from the deposed regime of Hosni Mubarak to instigate anti-government protests and disrupt Egypt’s political transition. The Muslim Brotherhood and ultraconservative Islamists marched in a counterdemonstration to a week-old protest across the Nile in Tahrir Square by opposition groups challenging Morsi’s expanded powers. Islamists back the president for his religious ideology but say Morsi’s central aim is to rid state institutions of decades of corruption left by Mubarak. … Many of the tens of thousands of Islamists at the rally showed contempt...
  • Chicago Pile 70 years tomorrow Dec 2.

    12/01/2012 10:18:37 AM PST · by AdmSmith · 33 replies
    Argonne National Lab ^ | 9 jul 2012 | Staff
    On December 2, 1942, 49 scientists, led by Enrico Fermi, made history when Chicago Pile 1 (CP-1) went critical and produced the world's first self-sustaining, controlled nuclear chain reaction.
  • Kindly Note the Impending Bankruptcy (Mark Steyn)

    12/01/2012 10:00:01 AM PST · by neverdem · 71 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 30, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    Previously on The Perils of Pauline: Last year, our plucky heroine, the wholesome apple-cheeked American republic, was trapped in an express elevator hurtling out of control toward the debt ceiling. Would she crash into it? Or would she make some miraculous escape? Yes! At the very last minute of her white-knuckle thrill ride to her rendezvous with destiny, she was rescued by Congress’s decision to set up . . . a Super Committee! Those who can, do. Those who can’t, form a committee. Those who really can’t, form a Super Committee — and then put John Kerry on it for...
  • Trayvon Martin Case Whoopsie – Scheme Team MEGA-Fail: “Dee Dee” is Keyser Soze – Motion to Compel

    12/01/2012 9:54:49 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 99 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 1, 2012 | Sundance
    Today the George Zimmerman defense team revealed a bombshell discovery. A discovery that will ultimately deconstruct the entire “persecution of George Zimmerman”, and lead to serious liability for Fraud against the Scheme Team and Malicious Prosecution against the State of Florida and Special Prosecutor Angela Corey. We have outlined on numerous occasions there was nothing existing on March 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 to law enforcement that would support an arrest of George Zimmerman. The best evidence we have is the testimony of George Zimmerman, and he says the decedent was the primary aggressor in the whole event,” –...
  • Colleges have free speech on the run

    12/01/2012 9:41:25 AM PST · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Published: November 30 | George Will
    In 2007, Keith John Sampson, a middle-aged student working his way through Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis as a janitor, was declared guilty of racial harassment. Without granting Sampson a hearing, the university administration — acting as prosecutor, judge and jury — convicted him of “openly reading [a] book related to a historically and racially abhorrent subject.” “Openly.” “Related to.” Good grief. The book, “Notre Dame vs. the Klan,” celebrated the 1924 defeat of the Ku Klux Klan in a fight with Notre Dame students. But some of Sampson’s co-workers disliked the book’s cover, which featured a black-and-white photograph of a...
  • Keep the drones zapping

    12/01/2012 9:33:11 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 5 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 1, 2012 | Editorial Board
    In a January online chat, Obama said strikes in Pakistan are “a targeted, focused effort at people who are on a list of active terrorists.” In a September CNN interview, he offered assurances that drones were used only to prevent “an operational plot against the United States.” Then, in October, on “The Daily Show” of all places, Obama said, “One of the things we’ve got to do is put a legal architecture in place . . . to make sure that not only am I reined in, but any President’s reined in” regarding the use of this potent weaponry. As...
  • Walther Arms Moves to Fort Smith, Plans $7 Million Expansion with Umarex USA

    12/01/2012 9:33:11 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 11 replies
    Arkansas Business ^ | Posted 11/29/2012 10:07 am | by Arkansas Business Staff
    Walther Arms Inc. said Thursday that its US operations will locate to Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith, sharing a campus and business resources with Umarex USA, which will expand its manufacturing operations to include components of both airguns and firearms. Gov. Mike Beebe and Arkansas economic development officials made the announcement on Thursday at Umarex USA's plant at Chaffee Crossing. Umarex USA makes sporting and replica air guns. Its line of products includes paintball guns, pellet guns, air pistols and accessories. Umarex USA is owned by PW Group of Germany, which also owns firearms leader Walther Co. in Germany. Walther...
  • Republicans' Ace in the Hole: Simpson-Bowles?

    12/01/2012 9:31:12 AM PST · by stop_fascism · 19 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Nov 30, 2012 02:45 PM EST | Guy Benson
    Democrats appear to have the upper hand on the politics of the fiscal cliff, which might explain their brash pronouncements and mind-blowing conceptualization of "compromise." ... The GOP's dilemma is a doozy. Their opponents, emboldened by the election, are pushing for counter-productive tax hikes on "the rich" -- a politically popular proposition at the moment -- while offering almost nothing meaningful in return. Meanwhile, Democrats' allies in the media have been crafting a 'Republicans-as-stubborn-obstructionists' narrative for years. To a large extent, they've been successful; Republicans are poised to bear the brunt of an irate public's blame if a fiscal cliff...
  • Operation Christmas Child breaks collection record [Nashville, AR]

    12/01/2012 9:26:57 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 9 replies
    Nashville Leader ^ | November 30, 2012 | By Jana Copeland
    Operation Christmas Child is a rewarding deed and will change the lives of many children around the world, according to Nashville Collection Center Coordinator Beverly Starr. This year was extremely successful for the Nashville and the collection area. Volunteers gathered a record 10,202 shoeboxes. They also took an additional 21 late boxes to Boone, N.C., with them. The total number of shoeboxes collected worldwide won’t be known until the middle of December. The goal for this area was 7,500 shoeboxes, and obviously, OCC exceeded this goal for the year, shattering the old record of 7,340 set in 2011. Starr said,...
  • Senate Reaffirms US Support for Japan in Land Dispute With China

    12/01/2012 9:23:39 AM PST · by traumer · 7 replies
    The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved an amendment that reaffirms Washington's commitment to Japan in its territorial dispute with China over islands in the East China Sea. The measure was attached Thursday to the National Defense Authorization Bill for Fiscal Year 2012, which is still being debated in the Senate - the upper body of Congress. The amendment says that the U.S. acknowledges Japan's administration over the Senkaku Islands, but does not take a position on the ultimate sovereignty of the territory. It also notes U.S. opposition to any efforts to coerce, threaten or use force to resolve the territorial...
  • Video: Egyptian women protest Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo

    12/01/2012 9:18:53 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 1, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    streets of Cairo have remained flooded with protestors ever since Mohamed Morsi issued decrees that “temporarily” maki him a dictator — or as some say, a pharaoh. Morsi pledged to end his decrees as soon as Egypt votes on the constitution drafted by his Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist allies, but that has not slowed down opposition. CNN reports this morning that women flooded into Tahrir Square to protest both Morsi and his Islamist allies, and pledge to remain until Morsi cancels the plebiscite on his draft constitution and his decrees Expect Morsi to approve the plebiscite today, though, because by...
  • Pressure mounting on Obama over pipeline decision

    12/01/2012 8:55:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 1, 2012 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    President Barack Obama faces mounting pressure on a decision he had put off during his re-election campaign: whether to approve the $7 billion proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline between the U.S. and Canada. ........................Estimates for how many jobs the pipeline would create range from a few thousand up to 20,000 or more. At 36 inches in diameter, the pipeline will have an initial capacity of 700,000 barrels a day. That's significant, because demand for oil and gas pipelines is expected to surge over the next four years, according to a November report by The Freedonia Group, a market research firm....
  • Kansas City Chiefs’ Jovan Belcher kills girlfriend, then self

    12/01/2012 8:54:51 AM PST · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 106 replies
    Helmet2Helmet ^ | December 1, 2012 | Zack Kelberman
    Just horrific news out of Kansas City this morning. According to multiple reports, Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, and then drove to the team’s facility and killed himself. The team confirmed the incident in a statement. “We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning. We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation.” The 25-year-old Belcher, who started 10 games this season, reportedly fired the first gunshots around 8 a.m., and then drove to the facility a short time later. Making matters worse, Belcher and his girlfriend had a baby less than...
  • US-Based Trans-Pacific Failure by President

    12/01/2012 8:53:50 AM PST · by edcoil · 8 replies
    LATIMES ^ | 12/01/2012 | La time Reporter
    President Barack Obama attended the November summit to sell a US-based Trans-Pacific Partnership excluding China. He didn't. The American led-partnership became a party to which no-one came. It is symptomatic of the national condition of the United States that the worst humiliation ever suffered by it as a nation, and by a US president personally, passed almost without comment last week. I refer to the November 20 announcement at a summit meeting in Phnom Penh that 15 Asian nations, comprising half the world's population, would form a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership excluding the United States. Instead, the Association of Southeast...
  • North Korea Says Its Archaeologists Discovered A 'Unicorn Lair'

    12/01/2012 8:32:07 AM PST · by teflon9 · 33 replies
    NPR ^ | November 30, 2012 | Eyder Peralta
    It's not the first time we've heard fantastical news from North Korea's state news agency. And if you thought the "peculiar natural wonders" would be buried along with the Dear Leader, my were you mistaken. Today, the Korean Central News Agency said that archaeologists from the History Institute of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea "reconfirmed" the "lair of a unicorn" that was ridden by King Tongmyong. Via the Japan-based Korean News Agency, which distributes KCNA news, here's a bit more of the breaking development: "The lair is located 200 meters from the Yongmyong Temple in Moran Hill in Pyongyang...
  • Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium on lockdown after 2 shootings, (by KC Chiefs Player) reports say

    12/01/2012 8:09:06 AM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 1, 2012
    DEVELOPING: Arrowhead Stadium, the home of the Kansas City Chiefs, was placed on lockdown early Saturday morning after local reports of two shootings at the stadium.
  • Breaking News - Murder/Suicide involving unnamed Kansas City Chief football player

    12/01/2012 8:06:12 AM PST · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    There has been a report of a murder-suicide involving the Kansas City Chiefs. Various reports indicate a player shot and killed his girlfriend this morning about 8am local time, then drove to the Arrowhead stadium facility and committed suicide. No details regarding the player's identity has been ascertained.
  • More than 100 rifles stolen from Atlanta train car

    12/01/2012 7:50:50 AM PST · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/1/12 | JEFF MARTIN
    <p>Federal authorities were hunting Friday for more than 100 rifles stolen from a boxcar parked in an Atlanta train yard.</p>
  • CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER TO ENTER RACE FOR JESSE JACKSON JR.'S SEAT

    12/01/2012 7:39:18 AM PST · by grimalkin · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/1/2012 | REBEL PUNDIT
    Former Congressman Mel Reynolds, who resigned in disgrace from the Illinois 2nd Congressional District after being convicted of having sex with an underage campaign worker, wants his old seat back. Reynolds announced at a press conference on Wednesday that he would join the avalanche of Democrat candidates jumping in line for a chance at picking up the coveted 2nd district seat, now vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., in the upcoming special election.
  • 6 dead, 11 wounded across city overnight

    12/01/2012 7:27:17 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 1, 2012 | Peter Nickeas
    Four people were shot and killed Friday night and Saturday morning, and a fifth person who may have been dead for days or weeks was found with gunshot wounds. In addition to the shootings, a man was stabbed to death on the Southwest Side about 12:45 a.m. Saturday. At least 11 others were wounded by gunfire in shootings from the Uptown neighborhood on the north to the Chatham neighborhood on the south, police said.
  • Bus hits Miami airport overpass; 1 dead

    12/01/2012 7:18:01 AM PST · by Doogle · 13 replies
    AP via FOX ^ | 12/01/12 | AP via FOX
  • Obama's Re-Election Mandate: Guess Whose Money He's Targeting Next?

    12/01/2012 7:11:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | Rachel Alexander
    Many Americans didn't bother to vote in the past presidential election, some out of apathy or a belief that the election would hardly affect them. They are in for a rude awakening now that Obama has won re-election. His Santa Claus false promises are unsustainable, so there are going to be few winners and a lot of losers as he redistributes wealth. Obama ran on a platform of making the rich “pay their fair share of taxes,” but raising taxes on the wealthy will only fund the federal government for eight days a year. In order to even partially keep...
  • CBS Radio Building Hit By Gunfire

    12/01/2012 7:10:28 AM PST · by SF Geo · 25 replies
    cbs dfw .com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Ryan Crowe, Andrea Lucai & L.P. Phillips
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Shots ring out as someone opens fire on a Dallas office building, and a window belonging to NewsRadio 1080 KRLD is hit. The bullets went through the outside panes of glass on two floors of the 12-story CBS Radio building off Central Expressway at Fitzhugh Avenue. One of the windows hit belongs to KRLD promotions director Matt Stacks, who was startled by the sound about 3:15 Friday afternoon. Stacks initially thought a bird hit the 5th floor window. “I just heard a loud boom. I turned around and looked at my window and noticed it started splintering...
  • Legislators, aides and FBI take threats seriously

    12/01/2012 7:05:18 AM PST · by SF Geo · 5 replies
    www.thedaily.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Daniel Libit
    The number of FBI investigations into threats against members of Congress spiked in the wake of former Rep. Gabby Giffords’ shooting, according to documents obtained by The Daily. In the nine months following Jared Lee Loughner’s murderous rampage, the FBI opened up at least 38 cases based on threats against specific members of Congress, as well as a handful of generic threats against unnamed members. This was a notable increase from the previous year, when the bureau opened 26 cases over a 12-month span, according to FBI documents. A 2010 analysis by Politico found that investigations into threats against members...
  • Opposing Susan Rice Sexist? What About Opposing John Kerry?

    12/01/2012 6:56:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Liberal Washington Post editorial page commentator Ruth Marcus sees sexism in the Republican opposition to naming the current U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, as Hillary Clinton’s replacement as Secretary of State. Marcus trots out a well-worn story from the 1970s. She relates the formidable Alice Rivlin’s recollections as first Director of the Congressional Budget Office. “Over my dead body will we have a woman in that job” was the reaction of the House Budget Committee Chairman. (Chairman, Ooh! Bad!) That was Dr. Rivlin’s testimony. Dr. Rivlin sailed through confirmation to chair the CBO and is widely respected on...
  • Why Asian Americans Voted So Overwhelmingly For Obama

    12/01/2012 6:50:41 AM PST · by blam · 108 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-1-2012 | Menzie Chinn
    Why Asian Americans Voted So Overwhelmingly For Obama Menzie Chinn, EconbrowserDec. 1, 2012, 7:18 AMMenzie Chinn is a professor at Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs Noahpinion asks: “[W]hy did Asian-Americans break so strongly for Obama? I provide my (slightly different) answer. As Noahpinion observes, given Asian American’s higher than average income, the Romney-esque argument that the group is one of “takers” not “makers” cannot be correct (of course, there is little empirical content to this particular thesis, anyway). 2012 was not an isolated event, by the way. I am not a political scientist, and so am not...
  • Dayton's transportation group urges higher gas tax, tab fees

    12/01/2012 6:45:49 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-1-12 | Martiga Lohn
    Gov. Mark Dayton's own transportation advisory panel called Friday for a higher state gas tax and other fees and taxes to raise at least $50 billion more for roads and transit over the coming two decades. The Transportation Finance Advisory Committee's recommendations aim to improve the state's roads and expand transit, including new light rail lines, as a boost to the state's economy. Dayton created the group in January, saying a deteriorating transportation system was hurting economic growth. Dayton spokesman Katharine Tinucci said the governor has yet to review the recommendations. The report comes as the Democratic governor is preparing...
  • Romney internal polls mystery deepens after New Republic report

    12/01/2012 6:40:57 AM PST · by dirtboy · 110 replies
    Philly.com (Inquirer and Daily News) ^ | 11/30/2012 | Scott Bomboy
    It may take election experts years to unravel the mystery of why Mitt Romney was convinced he had won the 2012 presidential election, as a new report shows some skewed internal poll numbers, and explains Romney’s two trips to Pennsylvania. But at the same time, the article from The New Republic’s Noam Scheiber shows inconsistencies with reports from November 5 and November 6 about the numbers that might have convinced Romney and his team that he had a good chance of beating President Obama in Ohio. Obama’s resounding win is starting to take on more of a resemblance to Harry...
  • The Crisis of American Self-Government

    12/01/2012 6:30:07 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    online.wsj.com ^ | 11/30/2012 | SOHRAB AHMARI
    'We have now an American political party and a European one. Not all Americans who vote for the European party want to become Europeans. But it doesn't matter because that's what they're voting for. They're voting for dependency, for lack of ambition, and for insolvency." Few have thought as hard, or as much, about how democracies can preserve individual liberty and national virtue as the eminent political scientist Harvey Mansfield. When it comes to assessing the state of the American experiment in self-government today, his diagnosis is grim, and he has never been one to mince words. Mr. Mansfield sat...
  • 20 Observations About Human Nature That Liberals Would Probably Disagree With

    12/01/2012 6:25:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | John Hawkins
    1) Working hard, being self-reliant and taking responsibility for your own life are good for you and will make you much happier than having too much leisure time, being overly dependent and giving others responsibility for your life. 2) The more a behavior is rewarded with attention, fame, sympathy or money, the more of it we'll see. We recognize this almost instinctively when it comes to good behaviors, but we also tend to almost habitually block it out when it comes to behaviors we don't want to encourage. 3) There's nothing shameful about being poor -- but, if you stay...
  • 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,...