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  • Abbas 'Victory Speech': Jerusalem 'Eternal Capital of Palestine'

    12/02/2012 8:18:47 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 23 replies
    IsraelNationalNews ^ | 12/2/12 | Chana Ya'ar
    PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas Sunday promised someday the PA flag would fly over “Jerusalem, eternal capital of the state of Palestine.” Thousands of people greeted Abbas rapturously upon his return from the United Nations, where the General Assembly granted the PLO, representing the PA, upgraded status as a nonmember observer state. "Raise your heads high, because you are Palestinians!” Abbas told the joyous crowd, waving PA flags in the PA capital of Ramallah, located in Samaria. "You have proof that you are stronger than the occupation, because you are Palestinians... stronger than the settlements, because you are Palestinians. "We were...
  • China testing waters with US with provocative acts – Santiago

    12/02/2012 7:54:08 AM PST · by mgist · 33 replies
    Global Nation Inquirer ^ | 12/2/12 | Phillipine News
    MANILA, Philippines — China is “literally testing the waters” to see how far it can go in provoking America’s tolerance with the plan to board foreign ships as an act of asserting its claim over virtually the entire South China Sea. Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago said China has been appearing displeased by US military’s plan to “pivot” its presence to Asia following the planned pull-out of troops from Iran and Afghanistan. To indicate this sentiment, Santiago said China would make things difficult for the US, its Western allies who have been using the sea as a transit route and members of...
  • City Attorney Tells San Bernardino Residents To ‘Lock Their Doors,’ ‘Load Their Guns’ Because Of....

    12/02/2012 7:53:32 AM PST · by joesjane · 57 replies
    CBSLA.com ^ | November 30,2012 | Juan Fernandez
    SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA.com) — The city attorney of San Bernardino is under scrutiny for telling residents to “lock their doors and load their guns” during a city council meeting. The official explained that because the city is bankrupt and slashing public safety budgets people will need to start protecting themselves.
  • The Conversion business

    12/02/2012 7:44:47 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 12 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/2/12 | Judson Phillips
    How do we conservatives win in 2014? It is a question that we must ask and answer now. We must have a plan now. In our current electoral system, we are in a perpetual campaign. This is especially true for Congress since they only have two-year terms. Is there a plan we can use to win in 2014? Yes there is. It is a simple, grass roots plan. What is it? A friend of mine likes to say, we are in the conversion business. This is so true. I know of almost no one who moves from conservatism to liberalism....
  • Laughing Out Loud at Obama

    12/02/2012 7:43:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2012 | Charles Payne
    I read that Senator Mitch McConnell burst into laughter upon hearing Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner lay out President Obama's "Fiscal Cliff" plan. Here's the rub: > $1.6 trillion in revenue> $50.0 billion stimulus> $400.0 billion in Medicare cuts Unlike Susan Rice, who was sent in to fall on the administration's sword during the Benghazi cover up, Geithner isn't looking for his next government job. It makes him the perfect foil. He can actually go in with a straight face with a proposal so absurd that an old reserved guy like McConnell doubles over in hysterical disbelief. Some say this is...
  • New Hampshire Teachers Call Flip-Flop, Tank Top Ban ‘Condescending’

    12/02/2012 7:39:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    Just how far has the culture in government schools devolved? School district efforts to professionalize staff is now considered an affront to teachers. At least that’s the attitude emanating from teachers in the Hampton, New Hampshire SAU 90 school district. The school board is considering an update to its dress-code policy for teachers, and, according to Seacoastonline.com, “several teachers are insulted such a policy exists, telling them blue jeans, sneakers, flip-flops and tank tops are off limits.” Superintendent Kathleen Murphy said staff members feel the proposed policy is “derogatory and condescending.” It’s derogatory to ask professionals to dress a little...
  • Vanity--Vin Suprynowicz column

    12/02/2012 7:38:02 AM PST · by rellimpank · 9 replies
    02 dec 2012 | Vin Suprynowicz
    --link only to Vin Suprynowicz editorial column--LVRJ-- -http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/steal-from-the-rich-give-it-all-to-me-181734921.html
  • The Sadistic Brutality of England’s Government-Run Healthcare

    12/02/2012 7:23:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’m not easily grossed out or nauseated. Heck, I’m on email lists for a half-dozen softball teams and you can only imagine the strange/filthy/nasty things that guys send to each other. But I read a story about the death panels in the United Kingdom that left me discombobulated. I can’t even begin to describe how I feel.Here’s the intro of a disturbing report in the Daily Mail.Sick children are being discharged from NHS hospitals to die at home or in hospices on controversial ‘death pathways’. Until now, end of life regime the Liverpool Care Pathway was thought to have involved...
  • The 4 Benefits of Marrying Young

    12/02/2012 7:21:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 165 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/01/2012 | Paula Bolyard
    A recent article on Yahoo extolled “The Benefits of Marrying Later in Life.” The writer, who waited until age 46 to marry, listed the benefits of delaying marriage:– Learning to love herself and accept her self-worth – Time to become her own person – Benefit of knowing who she is – Experiencing life as her own complete personWith all due respect to the author, her list looks like a recipe for perpetual singleness. A decade or more of doing what’s best for “me” and learning to love and complete “myself” is not the best way to prepare for the...
  • Michigan Action Alert on Right To Work

    12/02/2012 7:19:34 AM PST · by jenk · 16 replies
    12/2/2012 | T. Partee
    Hello All, I know it is the Christmas season and we're all tired after our exchange fight but we must press on! THIS IS THE BEST SHOT TO PASS A RIGHT TO WORK LAW IN MICHIGAN. IF OUR LEGISLATORS LOSE THEIR NERVE (or allow the powerful union lobby to get to them), it might slip away. Our legislators know how important this is to Michigan's lagging economy. They've had the facts presented to them over and over. We don't need to explain why this is good for the citizens of Michigan anymore. Now is the time for them to ACT....
  • Who Let the Jobs Out? Who is sending jobs overseas

    12/02/2012 7:18:33 AM PST · by Moseley · 92 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | December 2, 2012 | Joathon Moseley
    Okay, who stole our jobs? Democrats accuse Republicans of out-sourcing American jobs. But no one knows how this is happening. Republicans have no idea how they supposedly outsource jobs. If someone started a petition saying “Let’s repeal section 99 U.S.C. Section 1234 to stop outsourcing jobs,” probably 80% to 90% of citizens and elected officials would rush to sign. The repeal of such a mythical section would probably take 48 hours to pass both houses of Congress and be signed by the President. But how can you repeal something if you don’t know what you want to repeal? One of...
  • Since 2000, D.C. Area Wealth Grew at Twice National Average

    12/02/2012 7:18:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/01/2012
    From a recent Glenn Reynolds USA Today column [1]: So Washington gets fat, and it does so on money taken from the rest of the country. Just how fat have Washington and the Beltway counties gotten? According to the latest U.S. Census data, between 2000 and 2010 the richest of the Washington, D.C., area have accrued about twice as much new wealth as those not living in or around the area.Also, some Washington counties have gotten about twice as much new wealth as some of the other richest counties in the United States.An April 2012 Forbes article [2] lists...
  • A Nation of Singles

    12/02/2012 7:12:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    weekly Standard ^ | 12/02/2012
    For a brief moment last month​—​roughly a 72-hour span beginning at 11:00 p.m. on November 6 and concluding late in the evening of November 9​—​everyone in America was interested in demographics. That’s because, in addition to rewarding the just, punishing the wicked, and certifying that America was (for the moment) not racist, President Barack Obama’s victory over Mitt Romney pointed to two ineluctable demographic truths. The first was expected: that the growth of the Hispanic-American cohort is irresistible and will radically transform our country’s ethnic future. The second caught people by surprise: that the proportion of unmarried Americans was suddenly...
  • National Debt Is Still the Biggest Threat to Our National Security (How much is too much?)

    12/02/2012 6:53:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/30/12 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    National Debt Is Still the Biggest Threat to Our National SecurityDr. Ileana Johnson Paugh Friday, November 30, 2012 “An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily a power to destroy, because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.” – John Marshall Americans are in denial about the simple fact that our national debt is the biggest threat to our national security. National debt grew exponentially from Washington’s profligate deficit spending, recessions, and wars. **SNIP** Our national debt has exploded in the last four years. During President Obama’s first three years in office, it grew...
  • West Point Chapel Hosts Its First Same-Sex Wedding

    12/02/2012 6:46:54 AM PST · by IbJensen · 48 replies
    AP ^ | 12/2/2012 | Staff Writers
    <p>Associated Press West Point's landmark Cadet Chapel saw its first same-sex marriage on Saturday as a graduate of the academy and her partner exchanged vows.</p> <p>WEST POINT, N.Y. — Cadet Chapel, the landmark Gothic church that is a center for spiritual life at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, hosted its first same-sex wedding Saturday.</p>
  • Why Obama is pushing for stimulus in 'fiscal cliff' deal (Barf and Outrage)

    12/02/2012 6:26:55 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 30 Nov 12 | Ron Scherer
    How about a little government economic stimulus? That may sound incongruous considering the budget deficit and the push from Republicans to cut government spending. But President Obama’s first offer to avoid going over the "fiscal cliff" holds out the hope of at least some stimulus. This would include extending the 2 percentage point Social Security payroll tax cut, boosting a tax incentive to businesses, establishing a $50 billion bank for long-term infrastructure projects, and extending unemployment benefits. The total bill: about $255 billion out of the federal government's pocket – an amount the GOP would likely say needs to be...
  • Morsi's Maneuver

    12/02/2012 6:25:53 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/1/2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Phase II of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi’s declaration of sweeping dictatorial powers was completed on Thursday night. That is when the “constituent assembly” hastily completed a draft constitution that would enshrine sharia principles as fundamental law. Morsi grabbed the reins with a shrewd caveat: His dictatorship would end once the draft constitution was approved by Egyptians in a national referendum — which is to say, once the dictatorship had served its purpose. Nearly three months ago, in my e-book Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy (which is about to be published in paperback), I explained that Morsi’s agglomeration of...
  • Bolling Alone: Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling Ego Streaks Naked in public

    12/02/2012 6:15:23 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 10 replies
    From email
    Forget Lance Armstrong: Bill Bolling's Ego must have stolen Lance's Dope Stash by Paul Goldman Did you read Richmond Times Dispatch Reporter Jim Nolan's interview with LG Bill Bolling in today's edition of the paper? If Jim doesn't get either a raise or a promotion, then there is no justice in journalism. Did he slip Bolling some Lance Armstrong juice? Do LG's have to pass random drug tests? Bolling better hope not. I have read some stuff in my time, had to deal with a lot of big egos in my time: but I can tell you, without fear of...
  • Hillary Clinton no fan of Susan Rice, prefers Kerry for State

    12/02/2012 6:04:40 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 24 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Novewmber 30, 2012 | MICHAEL SNEED
    It ain’t embattled U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, who is dealing with the way she handled the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that led to the killing of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Sneed is told if Hillary had to choose between Rice and U.S. Sen. John Kerry, who is head of the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, she would prefer Kerry.
  • Vt. B&B settles lawsuit with gay couple

    12/02/2012 6:00:51 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | August 24, 2012 | Erin Roach
    LYNDONVILLE, Vt. (BP) -- A Vermont bed and breakfast has settled a lawsuit brought by the state's Human Rights Commission and two women who wanted to have a same-sex wedding reception on the inn's property. The Wildflower Inn in Lyndonville agreed to pay $10,000 to the Vermont Human Rights Commission as a civil penalty for violating Vermont's Fair Housing and Public Accommodations Act as well as $20,000 in a charitable trust to be controlled by the couple, the Burlington Free Press reported Aug. 23. "The Wildflower Inn has always served -- and will continue to serve -- everyone in our...