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  • Hillary: Israel Lacks 'Empathy,' 'Generosity' Toward Palestinians

    12/02/2012 4:02:47 AM PST · by ARGLOCKGUY · 50 replies
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has never been a friend to Israel. Today, speaking at the 2012 Saban Forum on US-Israel Relations, a liberal organization, she railed against Israel for supposed insensitivity, lack of empathy, and lack of generosity with regard to the Palestinians even as the Palestinians unilaterally violated all agreements with Israel and attempted to declare statehood, and within days of Hamas firing rockets on Israeli population centers and bombing a bus. Heres what she said: So, look, Im not making excuses for the missed opportunities of the Israelis, or the lack of generosity, the lack of...
  • At Least Get the Big Lie Straight

    12/02/2012 3:45:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2012 | John Ransom
    Donjindra wrote: We're running huge deficits. Of course our tax bill will go up. It should go up. Do "conservatives" think there's a free-lunch? That money grows on trees? Apparently so. - Merry Christmas: This Tax Increase is for You, AmericaDear Comrade Jindra,OK, so now liberals are worried about the deficit? And you guys are lecturing the rest of us about fiscal responsibility and how money is created?Typical tough talk from a group that cant even pass a budget, yet alone balance one.Heres a good idea: Have your messiah present a plan to Congress that balances the budget, right now,...
  • The Real Root of Atheists' Anti-Christmas Rage

    12/02/2012 3:18:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2012 | Doug Giles
    Why do some atheists embarrass themselves year after year trying to eradicate Christmas from American culture? Why do they make themselves societal hemorrhoids during this hallowed season? Is it because they are crusaders for equality, secularisms saviors and humanisms heroes? Im sure thats what they tell themselves when theyre pouting on their couches all alone on Christmas Eve after every single one of their friends has dumped them for being a rabid jackass. I believe, howeverand I could be wrongthat the reason some rage against the machine is that they hate God and love their sin, and bringing up Jesus...
  • President Obama Pretends His Tax Plan is the Only Game In Town

    12/02/2012 3:09:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    This week, when speaking at children's toy K'NEX factory in Pennsylvania, President Obama urged the House of Representatives merely to pass what Harry Reid's Senate has passed and send him the bill. The Senate has already passed a bill to keep income taxes from going up on middle-class families. Thats already passed the Senate. Your member of Congress like Allyson and Chaka, other Democrats in the House, they're ready to go. They're ready to vote on that same thing. And if we can just get a few House Republicans on board, we can pass the bill in the House. It...
  • Obama's Most Dangerous Tax Hike: Savings and Investments

    12/02/2012 2:59:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    President Obama proposed tax hike contains a lot to dislike, but what hasn't gotten much attention is the tax hike on savings and investments. While the marginal income tax rate will rise from 35% to 39.6% for top income-earners and small business owners, the proposed tax hike on capital gains and dividends could cause the most long-term economic damage. That's not to downplay the rise in marginal rates. It could cost hundreds of thousands of jobs over the next few years. More universally acknowledged by economists, however, is the economic harm that savings and investment taxes do. In the Tax...
  • Flow of Arms to Syria Through Iraq Persists, to U.S. Dismay

    12/02/2012 2:50:26 AM PST · by tired&retired · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 1, 2012 | MICHAEL R. GORDON, ERIC SCHMITT
    Western intelligence officials say they are picking up new signs of activity at sites in Syria that are used to store chemical weapons. The officials are uncertain whether Syrian forces might be preparing to use the weapons in a last-ditch effort to save the government, or simply sending a warning to the West about the implications of providing more help to the Syrian rebels. Its in some ways similar to what theyve done before, a senior American official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters. But theyre doing some things that suggest they intend to use...
  • Muslim Brotherhood paying gangs to go out and rape women and beat men protesting in Egypt as

    12/02/2012 12:17:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/1/12 | staff
    Egypts ruling party is paying gangs of thugs to sexually assault women protesting in Cairos Tahrir Square against President Mohamed Morsi, activists said. They also said the Muslim Brotherhood is paying gangs to beat up men who are taking part in the latest round of protests, which followed a decree by President Morsi to give himself sweeping new powers. It comes as the Muslim Brotherhood co-ordinated a demonstration today in support of President Mohamed Morsi, who is rushing through a constitution to try to defuse opposition fury over his newly expanded powers.
  • Crocodile eats boy, 12, as he swims with friends in Australia's second fatal attack within two weeks

    12/01/2012 11:48:36 PM PST · by george76 · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 December 2012 | Richard Shears
    Todays attack was a chilling reminder of the day earlier in November when the seven-year-old girl was snatched by a saltwater crocodile 210 miles east of Darwin. ... Saltwater crocodiles, which can grow up to 25ft and weigh more than a ton, are plentiful in the Northern Territory... Crocodiles are protected in the Northern Territory and their numbers have increased steadily, resulting in a number of attacks on people, One man writing to the Northern Territory News today said: This has got to stop there are too many crocs. Of course we need to use common sense when in...
  • Amsterdam's legal brothels are a brutal lesson for Britain : sex gangs and race

    12/01/2012 11:34:53 PM PST · by george76 · 76 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 November 2012 | Sue Reid
    In a chilling parallel to the scandal sweeping Britains towns and cities, where a multitude of girls have been lured into sex-for-sale rings run by gangs, the Dutch pimps search out girls at school gates and in cafes, posing as boyfriends promising romance, fast car rides and restaurant meals. The men ply their victims with vodka and drugs. They tell them lies: that they love them and their families dont care for them. Then, the trap set, they rape them with other gang members, often taking photos of the attack to blackmail the girl into submission. ... Hard-line criminal behaviour...
  • Israel West Bank Settlement Construction Approved By Government

    12/01/2012 10:55:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Baltimore Jewish Life ^ | 12/1/12 | Aron Heller and Karin Laub
    JERUSALEM Israel responded swiftly Friday to U.N. recognition of a Palestinian state, revealing it will build 3,000 more homes for Jews on Israeli-occupied lands that the world body overwhelmingly said belong to the Palestinians. The plans also include future construction in a strategic area of the West Bank where critics have long warned that Jewish settlements would kill hopes for a viable Palestinian state. Israel's moves served as a harsh reminder to Palestinians euphoric over the U.N. upgrade that while they now have a state on paper, most of it remains very much under Israeli control. "This...
  • The Spread Between Too Public and Barely Public

    Somewhere is a line between excessive hyping of a stock and what is appropriate to informing potential investors about the future investment prospects of a company. Daktronics (NASDAQ: DAKT), which on Tuesday, Nov. 20 released news of solid revenue growth and blew away the Street's earnings consensus, is an example of a company on the extreme end of the under-hyped spectrum. The chart below demonstrates how the stock went from $6.32 a share in late August to approximately $10.00 a share after surprising the Street for that quarter... (continued)
  • ATF Takes Action Against Agents Involved In Fast and Furious

    12/01/2012 10:44:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/1/12 | Mary Chastain
    Top ATF officials involved in Operation Fast and Furious had their government security clearances revoked and others were fired, demoted, or transferred. Former ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field Division Bill Newell, former ATF Special Agent in Charge of Operations in the West Bill McMahon, and former Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field Division George Gillett were fired. Former Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jim Needles and Field Supervisor David Voth were demoted. Lead case agent Hope McAllister was placed on leave and transferred out of Phoenix. Agent Voth was the subject of Fortune...
  • Remembering Some of Those Who Said the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt Wasn't a Threat to Democracy

    12/01/2012 10:43:14 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 30, 2012 | Tom Blumer
    Egyptian "President" Mohammed Morsi "is not backing down in the showdown over decrees granting him near-absolute powers," that "clashes between the two camps (Morsi's Islamist supporters and secular opponents) ... left two dead and hundreds injured," and that the country's Muslim Brotherhood-dominated assembly "pushed through the 234-article draft (constitution) in just 21 hours from Thursday into Friday ... (after) Coptic Christians and liberals earlier had walked out." The draft constitution includes several articles "that rights activists, liberals and Christians fear will lead to restrictions on the rights of women and minorities," and omits "bans on slavery or promises to adhere...
  • Is the Neutron Bomb the Only Solution to the Afghan Problem? (British Suggestion

    12/01/2012 10:40:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    THE VOICE OF RUSSIA ^ | Nov 29, 2012 | Boris Volkhonsky
    A couple of days ago, speaking in the House of Lords, former British Labour Defence Minister Baron John Gilbert suggested that UK should drop a neutron bomb on the Pak-Afghan border for creating impassable sanitary cordons between the two countries. "Your Lordships may say that this is impractical, but nobody lives up in the mountains on the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan except for a few goats and a handful of people herding them," Baron Gilbert is quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India. "If you told them that some ERRB (Enhanced Radiation/Reduced Blast) warheads were going to...
  • Old Soviet jokes become the new American reality

    12/01/2012 10:13:25 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 52 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 11/11/2012
    <p>At first the move to America from the former USSR made me feel as though I had made a jump in time, from the stagnant depraved past into a distant dynamic future.</p> <p>There was an abundance of commonly available futuristic contraptions, machines, and appliances that made everyday existence easier and more enjoyable. Less obvious but just as exciting was the media's openness: I no longer needed to read between the lines to know what was happening.</p>
  • Interesting Development In Trayvon Martin Case

    12/01/2012 10:12:35 PM PST · by zeestephen · 35 replies
    Vanity | 01 December 2012 | zeestephen
    The George Zimmerman defense team has filed a motion to compel Benjamin Crump, the Trayvon Martin family attorney, to produce the original recording of his telephone interview with Trayvon's girlfriend "Dee Dee". Summary in Comments.
  • Cars trapped in tunnel collapse outside Tokyo

    12/01/2012 10:12:09 PM PST · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    Parts of a tunnel collapsed Sunday on a highway west of Tokyo, trapping an unknown number of vehicles as smoke from a fire inside initially prevented rescuers from approaching. Video footage from cameras inside the tunnel, after the fire was apparently extinguished, showed firefighters picking their way through cement roof panels that collapsed onto vehicles inside the Sasago Tunnel, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) outside the city. About 25 vehicles were inside the (2.5 mile) 4.3 kilometer-long tunnel, some of them trucks stopped by the tunnel's collapse.
  • Howie Carr thread week of Dec 2, 2012

    12/01/2012 9:25:31 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 6 replies
    howiecarr.us ^ | 12/2/12 | raccoonradio
    Howie thread for the week starting with his Sunday Boston Herald column
  • Anwar al-Awlaki 'had been in US custody'

    12/01/2012 9:16:44 PM PST · by Theoria · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 29 Nov 2012 | The Telegraph
    Anwar al-Awlaki, the US-born Islamic cleric killed in a US drone attack in Yemen last year, had been in American custody at least twice but was released, according to a human rights group. Judicial Watch, an accountability watchdog group, said it had learned this through Freedom of Information lawsuits it filed with the US government. It said documents from the US embassy in Yemen indicate Awlaki was held for at least eight months between late 2006 and mid 2007. But the documents do not say how long he was held or why he was he was freed. Back in October...
  • Red State, Blue City: How the Urban-Rural Divide is Splitting America

    12/01/2012 9:14:27 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 70 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 30, 2012 | Josh Kron
    The new political divide is a stark division between cities and what remains of the countryside. Not just some cities and some rural areas, either -- virtually every major city (100,000-plus population) in the United States of America has a different outlook from the less populous areas that are closest to it. The difference is no longer about where people live, it's about how people live: in spread-out, open, low-density privacy -- or amid rough-and-tumble, in-your-face population density and diverse communities that enforce a lower-common denominator of tolerance among inhabitants. The only major cities that voted Republican in the 2012...
  • College Professors Get What They Asked For in Obamacare, Don't Like It Much

    12/01/2012 8:40:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/01/2012 | Gary Jason
    There is an antique saying -- no less true for its antiquity -- that you need to be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it. This came to mind when I read a recent report about what is happening at a Pennsylvania college. One of President Obama's most loyal -- not to say fawning -- constituencies clearly is academia. His rate of support among collegiate faculty and administrators surely approaches near-unanimity on the typical campus. This is why the news about the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is so richly ironic. CCAC has just announced...
  • California's Road to Perdition (The Golden State proves that even gold can rust sometimes)

    12/01/2012 8:34:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/01/2012 | Elise Cooper
    California was once the envy of everyone. But this promised land is now being controlled by a super-majority of leftists, and the liberal, pro-union Democrats have only one answer to California's woes: to raise taxes. With that in mind, American Thinker asked California representatives if, after the 2012 election, Republicans become an archaic party in this state. There are many reasons why California Republicans took such a shellacking. Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA) emphasizes the key word: "communication. The Democrats had monopoly control over the message. Republicans need to pull up their socks and wipe their noses to get back into...
  • Explosions, shooting heard at U.S. base in Afghanistan

    12/01/2012 8:34:21 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Dec 1, 2012 | (Reporting by Rafiq Shirzad; Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Ron Popeski)
    (Reuters) - Two explosions and shooting were heard at a U.S. base in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday, a Reuters witness said. The Taliban said they carried out an attack on the compound and inflicted casualties. NATO officials were not immediately available for comment. Security forces surrounded the area. "We can confirm there have been multiple explosions in the vicinity of the Jalalabad airfield," the U.S.-led coalition said in a statemen. "Currently, ISAF officials are on the scene gathering facts, and as more information becomes available, we will release it as appropriate."
  • Unemployment benefits cost: $520 billion

    12/01/2012 8:26:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 11/30/2012 | Tami Luhby
    Jobless Americans have collected more than half a trillion dollars in benefits over the past five years. State and federal unemployment insurance programs have cost roughly $520 billion, according to a Congressional Budget Office report released Wednesday. The price of continuing this safety net will be the subject of intense debate in Congress as lawmakers decide whether to extend the deadline to file for federal benefits beyond year's end as part of the fiscal cliff negotiations. Extending federal jobless insurance next year could cost as much as $30 billion, according to the CBO analysis. The federal government has spent far...
  • Buy a House, Get a Visa: Coming Soon Everywhere?

    12/01/2012 8:22:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/01/2012 | HENRY GRABAR
    For the last two years, Spain has been in the thick of a massive housing crisis. There are somewhere between 700,000 and a million new, unsold homes in the country. (The U.S., by contrast, with five times the population of Spain, has only 145,000 new unsold homes.) Spanish banks hold nearly 200 billion euros worth of bad mortgage loans. So Spain is offering a deal. Buy a house worth more than the mean home price and receive something that had been, until now, priceless: Spanish residency papers. Spain isn't the first European country that's tried to stimulate the housing market...
  • New legislative push for open carry gun law in Texas stirs emotions

    12/01/2012 8:17:11 PM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies
    news-journal.com ^ | 1 December, 2012 | Richard Yeakley
    A sophomore Texarkana state representative caused a stir this week when he announced he would once again push for an open carry gun law when the legislative session convenes in January. Rep. George Lavender hopes to spearhead legislation that would allow residents who have been approved for concealed-weapon carrying to carry holstered pistols in the open. He was behind similar legislation that was not passed in the 2011 legislative session. Texas is one of six states that forbids open carry in all forms. I definitely support open carry. The concealed handgun law to me is ridiculous... I am still carrying...
  • Possible breakthroughs in Fast and Furious

    12/01/2012 8:11:03 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    armsandthelaw.com ^ | 1 December, 2012 | David Hardy
    Katie Pavlich is is reporting that the supervisors involved in F&F are being fired or demoted. What's especially interesting is the case of Bill McMahon, who took a job in Singapore, I believe, for JP Morgan (which issues the ATF credit cards), nicely getting him beyond the reach of Congressional subpoenas. But he didn't give up his ATF job, he was still listed as an employee on leave, meaning I could return to his old job eventually. I posted on that -- a Federal employee can only carry over so much annual leave from year to year, I forget now...
  • Business As Usual ..Louis Rukeyser .....Gold Bugs' Have Amnesia . (from 1978)

    12/01/2012 8:01:36 PM PST · by dennisw · 20 replies
    google ^ | 1978 | Louis Rukeyser
    Use your skills this is an IQ test... The article is there and is a true blast to the past
  • Al-Qaradawi: The President of the Global Muslim Brotherhood

    12/01/2012 8:00:59 PM PST · by Katechon · 81 replies
    In-Extremis | December 1 | Katechon
    Al-Qaradawi (يوسف القرضاوي) is the president of the Global Muslim Brotherhood. He's the movement's ultimate authority. Based in Qatar, he operates without interference from local authorities. His ultimate, avowed goal is to have the islamic law (Sharia) enforced world-wide. Born in Egypt in 1926, he studied at Al-Azhar University, the most ancient institution of "education" in the Sunni Muslim world. Founded in 971 A.D, and located in Cairo, it became a "university" in 1961, with branches in several countries. It has rapidly become a hotbed of Muslim Brothers. As a student, Qaradawi was active in the resistance to the...
  • Ingraham closes in on a return to radio.

    12/01/2012 7:43:42 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 30 replies
    Inside Radio ^ | 12/1/12 | Inside Radio
    Conservative talk host Laura Ingraham expects to be back on the air in the next several days. When she does return, the program may be unfamiliar to some listeners. Shes not offering many specifics, but in an interview with a Houston station, Ingraham hints it will be more of an entertainment-based show than whats shes done for the past 11 years. Its time for a new show and its time for a new focus that really embraces the culture and expands the conservative reach, Ingraham told KSEV host Edd Hendee during an appearance yesterday on his morning show. Ingraham thinks...
  • A Victory in the War on Christmas - Thomas More Law Center's Success in Nativity Display Lawsuit

    12/01/2012 7:42:30 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 11.30.12 | Thomas More Law Center
    ANN ARBOR, MI After four years of litigation by the Thomas More Law Center, John Satawa will once again be able to erect a Nativity display on a public median in Warren, Michigana tradition that his family and neighbors have been observing every Christmas since 1945. Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Law Center, commented: Every December, militant secularists declare war on Christmas celebrations. This is one battle they lost. And we are extremely pleased that Mr. Satawa and his neighbors will be able to resume their wonderful tradition just in time for this Christmas. The Nativity...
  • Hillary: Israel Lacks 'Empathy,' 'Generosity' Toward Palestinians

    12/01/2012 7:35:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/1/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has never been a friend to Israel. Today, speaking at the 2012 Saban Forum on US-Israel Relations, a liberal organization, she railed against Israel for supposed insensitivity, lack of empathy, and lack of generosity with regard to the Palestinians even as the Palestinians unilaterally violated all agreements with Israel and attempted to declare statehood, and within days of Hamas firing rockets on Israeli population centers and bombing a bus. Heres what she said: So, look, Im not making excuses for the missed opportunities of the Israelis, or the lack of generosity, the lack of...
  • Fair shares for everyone

    12/01/2012 7:30:13 PM PST · by combat_boots · 38 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 21 September 1999 | ---
    A group in the Midlands are pooling their income and distributing it according to needs. Andrea Smith reports Share Part-time management consultant Guy Simmons earns 322 a week - yet every time he needs a new shirt for work, he has to get the agreement of five other people. Guy, 52, is a member of an East Midlands group called Snowball, which opposes capitalism and consumerism. The five adult members and one child pool every penny of their income, redistributing it according to need. Youth worker Katy Wright, 36, says: "Really, we are a little welfare state, but we are...
  • March for Life directors elect successor to late Nellie Gray

    12/01/2012 7:25:27 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies
    Jeanne Monahan is the new full-time president of the March for Life Education & Defense Fund, which organizes and runs the March for Life in Washington each January. The organizations board of directors unanimously voted to appoint Monahan to the post. She succeeds the late Nellie Gray, founder and president, who died in August at age 86. Monahan, a former board member, had been serving as interim president since Grays death. Jeanne is a strong pro-life advocate who will continue the strong leadership of Nellie Gray and bring us closer to a culture of life, said Patrick Kelly, chairman of...
  • Grassley asks Holder about U.S. Attorney's gun trafficking case leak

    12/01/2012 7:21:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Washington Examinier ^ | 12/1/12 | David Codrea
    A copy of a letter received in the past hour by Gun Rights Examiner addressed to Eric Holder from Senator Chuck Grassley questions the attorney general about a leak on a gun trafficking case tied to the Fast and Furious gunwalking operation that resulted in the indictment of the husband of the then-head of the New Mexico U.S. Attorneys Office Criminal Division. The letter, sent on Wednesday, provides further details to a story related last Monday in this column, concerning Danny Burnett, married to federal prosecutor Paula Burnett, charged with leaking wiretap information to a suspect in an ATF gun...
  • New York fast food workers strike over low wages [want $15/hr]

    12/01/2012 7:15:07 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 165 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | Thursday 29 November 2012 19.32 EST | Gizelle Lugo
    Hundreds of fast food workers at New York City branches of McDonald's, Burger King and other big-name chains have staged a walk out in protest of low wages. The strike, organised by pressure group New York Communities for Change (NYCC), was part of an attempt to gain union recognition for staff at fast food outlets in the city. "So many people in our neighbourhoods work at fast food restaurants and make poverty wages so low people can't put food on the table, put clothes on their kids' back or even afford the train ride to work." The group staged a...
  • So Long to The Big E(inactivated today)

    12/01/2012 7:09:10 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 76 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-1-2012 | Rick Moran
    December 1, 2012 So Long to ‘The Big E’ Rick Moran For five decades, the nuclear powered aircraft carrier Enterprise plowed the seven seas to protect the freedoms of American citizens and guarantee freedom of the seas for all. From the Cuban missile crisis through its participation in conflicts arising out of the 9/11 attacks, “The Big ‘E’” was the tip of the spear of American foreign policy.Today, in front of 12,000 former crew, their families, and friends, the United States Navy formally retired Enterprise from active service. Reuters: The 1,123-foot (342-metres) long Enterprise was commissioned in 1961 with eight...
  • Solar Companies Seek Ways to Build an Oasis of Electricity (panels a FAIL after Sandy)

    12/01/2012 6:49:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/19/12 | DIANE CARDWELL
    Solar Companies Seek Ways to Build an Oasis of ElectricityBy DIANE CARDWELL Published: November 19, 2012 When Hurricane Sandy wiped out the power in areas like coastal Long Island and the Jersey Shore, what should have been beacons of hope hundreds of solar panels glinting from residential rooftops became symbols of frustration. Despite the popular perception that installing solar panels takes a home off the grid, most of those systems are actually part of it, sending excess power to the utility grid during the day and pulling electricity back to run the house at night. So when the...
  • CNN Barely Covered MarchforLife,Gives Whole Interview to Protesters WhoStrippedIn Boehner Office

    12/01/2012 6:44:31 PM PST · by Coleus · 11 replies
    News Busters ^ | November 28, 2012 | Matt Hadro
    When tens of thousands of pro-life advocates peacefully marched in Washington D.C., CNN gave the rally two brief mentions. Contrast that with seven naked protesters who stripped in House Speaker Boehner's office on Tuesday, who received an almost five minute-long interview on Wednesday's Starting Point. "So how did you get naked into the Speaker's office?" host Soledad O'Brien obliged the group with an ice-breaker for her first question. Yes, those who engage in public indecency in a House office building and demean the dignity of Congress will get quality air-time on CNN, apparently. "So what's the connection between being naked...
  • The Tragedy of Inaction - Robert Service chronicles the Wests early failure to take action...

    12/01/2012 6:35:01 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    City Journal ^ | 30 November 2012 | Guy F. Burnett
    Robert Service chronicles the West’s early failure to take action against Bolshevism. Spies and Commissars: The Early Years of the Russian Revolution, by Robert Service (PublicAffairs, 480 pp., $32.99) “Russia, my lords and gentlemen, is the decisive factor in the history of the world at the present time,” observed Britain’s then-Secretary of State for War Winston Churchill in 1919. In his new book, Spies and Commissars: The Early Years of the Russian Revolution, Oxford historian Robert Service shows that not only Churchill, but also most of the West, were aware of the emerging Soviet presence. For a crucial five years,...
  • Could George P. Bush unseat Rick Perry in 2014?

    12/01/2012 6:34:11 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 103 replies
    Death and Taxes ^ | November 27, 2012 | Brian Adams
    It hasnt been a month since Texas lawyer George P. Bush filed to run for state public office, but theres already speculation that, come 2014, the Dubya kinfolk might run against Rick Perry for governor. And he might have a fair shot. Then again, who wouldnt? Perry, gaffe champ, embarrassed his deep red state during the 2011-12 Republican presidential primaries. At one point this year, his job approval rating in the Lone Star State dropped to an all-time low at 40 percent three percent lower at the time than President Obamas among Texans. Worse yet, the very same poll...
  • Chino Hills Residents Protest Against Neighboring Home Run As Maternity Hotel[for Chinese mothers]

    12/01/2012 6:31:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 1, 2012 2:12 PM
    CHINO HILLS (CBSLA.com) Residents protested Saturday against a neighborhood home where women from China stay and have babies. Neighbors call it a maternity hotel. A website shows the hilltop mansion, along with other houses, targeting pregnant women in China. It spells out the benefits of having a child born in the United States and what the government will provide. Were hoping that well send the message loud and clear that they cannot conduct this type of business in Chino Hills, neighborhood advocate Rossana Mitchell said. Chinese women reportedly obtain tourist visas and pay up to $15,000 to stay in...
  • Cottondale Community Fights to Keep CHRISTmas in Schools

    12/01/2012 6:22:09 PM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies
    WJHG ^ | 11.28.12 | Bergen Baucom
    Cottondale- Santa Clause, Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman were all accounted for Wednesday on the lawn of Cottondale Elementary School. But for many in the community, key Christmas characters were missing. "The department of Education came in and talked to us about the legalities of religion in the school systems and the separation of the two" explained Cottondale Elementary School Principal, Brenda Jones. "So, I came back and talked to the faculty about the law and way it's written. Trying to be fair to all people decided that we would just not put the nativity scene out on campus." The...
  • Half of those on Liverpool Care Pathway never told.. [ Death by NHS]

    12/01/2012 5:40:07 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 42 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 01 Dec 2012 | Laura Donnelly
    Each year around 130,000 patients are placed on the Lierpool Care Pathway, which can involve the withdrawal of drugs, fluids and food, and the administration of powerful pain relief. A national audit by the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool and the Royal College of Physicians ... demonstrated that in total, around 57,000 patients a year are dying in NHS hospitals without being told that efforts to keep them alive have been stopped. It also reveals that thousands of dying patients have been left to suffer in pain, with no attempt to keep them comfortable while drugs were administered....
  • Disabled System

    12/01/2012 5:34:52 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 1, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Americans are very generous to people with disabilities. Since passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, millions of public and private dollars have been spent on curb cuts, bus lifts, and special elevators. The idea has been to enable people with disabilities to live and work with the same ease as others as they make their way forward in life. I feel sure the large majority of Americans are pleased that we are doing this. But there is another federal program for people with disabilities that has had an unhappier effect. This is the disability-insurance (DI) program, which...
  • Japan tunnel collapse 'traps cars'

    12/01/2012 5:22:34 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 1 December 2012
    A road tunnel has collapsed in Japan, trapping a number of vehicles, Japanese media reports say. The incident happened at about 08:00 local time (23:00 GMT Saturday) in the Sasago tunnel, about 80km (50 miles) west of the capital Tokyo.
  • Navy Dolphins' Work Will Be Outsourced

    12/01/2012 5:15:08 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | December 1, 2012 | Jeanette Steele
    NAVY DOLPHINS WORK WILL BE OUTSOURCED Robots to pick up animals tasks, like some detection of mines Like the factory worker and travel agent before them, some Navy dolphins trained to hunt down mines are scheduled to be replaced by computers in five years. However, the Navys marine mammals arent going away. Military-trained dolphins and sea lions will continue to be used for port security and retrieving objects from the sea floor jobs they are still better at than machines. The Navys $28 million marine mammal program, headquartered in San Diego, uses 80 bottlenose dolphins and 40 California sea...
  • Alabama Wins SEC Title, Will Face Notre Dame Next (Beat Georgia 32-28)

    12/01/2012 5:15:03 PM PST · by blam · 169 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12-1-2012 | Brian Hamilton
    Alabama Wins SEC Title, Will Face Notre Dame Next (Beat Georgia 32-28) Alabama running back Eddie Lacy scores on a 41-yard touchdown run as he is chased by Georgia's Shawn Williams during the second quarter. (John David Mercer-USA TODAY Photo / December 1, 2012) Brian Hamilton Tribune reporter6:53 p.m. CST, December 1, 2012 ATLANTA -- Notre Dame, the Tide rolls for thee.Alabama rallied twice in the second half to down Georgia 32-28 in the SEC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on Saturday, all but assuredly earning a shot at the No. 1 Irish in the BCS title tilt on...
  • Possible Mississippi River Shutdown Threatens Thousands of Jobs

    12/01/2012 5:14:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    KMOX-AM ^ | November 30, 2012 | Justin Wingerter
    Its an issue that has plagued states along the Mississippi River for months and has now landed squarely on the desk of President Obama: how to prevent the imminent shutdown of commercial traffic along the nations largest waterway. A nationwide drought, the worst to hit the U.S. in decades, has lowered water levels along the river, threatening barge traffic. White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Thursday that the President raised the issue with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at Wednesdays cabinet meeting, directing his administration to take every step to mitigate the situation. Carney added that there are a number...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE ~ 02 December 2012

    12/01/2012 5:01:16 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 90 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE Good morning this rainy Sunday! This morning someone asked me, "How do you like the lousy weather, Chaplain?" I thought a moment about the fact that my uniform was wet, my car had trouble starting, and about all those poor people stuck in the wall of traffic that inevitably occurs when 58 gets drenched. Then later I thought, how would we exist without the rain which makes all life on our planet possible? I remembered the old prayer in my prayer book, a blessing to God for the gift of wind and...