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  • Massive Anti-Obama Rally Planned for Inauguration Day

    nspired by concerns of unemployment, the economy, Benghazi, and matters of foreign policy; organizers are promoting a “Massive Anti-Obama Rally @ Obama’s Inauguration Day.” Their goal? 500,000+ protesters armed with signs identifying the reason for their participation in the rally. The invitation expresses the following: “If you are unsatisfied with President Barack Obama’s reelection win and you further feel that he will ultimately destabilize America completely, then let us join together with bold Anti-Obama signs clearly stating our main grievances…
  • (JCSB Think Tank Activism) Elitism 101: Clinton-Bush and Earlier Origins of "Arab Spring" [Vanity]

    12/03/2012 10:05:22 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 6 replies
    Vanity | 12/03/2012 | Self
    <p>What is the proposed Judeo-Christian, Small Business (JCSB) Think Tank (Discussion threads here on FR) really up against ?</p> <p>Why can’t small business scream loud enough for their Congressmen to hear them ? Because they do not have a think tank or non-governmental organization (NGO) that is rabidly pushing their agenda in government and the private sector.</p>
  • NBC's Todd Cites 'Very Smart' WH Aide Claiming With Today's GOP 'There'd Still Be Slavery'

    12/03/2012 10:03:09 AM PST · by chessplayer · 70 replies
    Appearing on Monday's MSNBC Morning Joe, NBC chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd shared some inside information: "So I threw the Lincoln analogy at a close aide to the President last week, and he said, 'You know, with this Republican – with the way politics of Washington are today, there'd still be slavery.' That Lincoln wouldn't have been able to navigate the polarization..." Rather than dismiss such a nasty partisan attack, Todd observed: "It was an interesting and depressing observation from this very smart White House aide."
  • Fired up about new gun control legislation (CO)

    12/03/2012 9:57:46 AM PST · by neverdem · 28 replies
    THE COLORADO STATESMAN ^ | 11/30/2012 | Peter Marcus
    Governor’s office working with legislators, gun control activistsA group of gun control activists have been working with the governor’s office and lawmakers on a package of bills for the upcoming legislative session. The measures take aim at curbing firearm possession by the mentally ill, statewide bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips purchased online, and prohibiting handguns on college campuses.The coalition — which includes Colorado Ceasefire, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Sane Alternatives to the Firearms Epidemic (SAFE Colorado) — is currently narrowing down a list of about 20 proposals. Only four of the recommendations on the wish list...
  • Fighting the Good Conservative Fight

    12/03/2012 9:57:32 AM PST · by Sharkfish · 12 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | December 3, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    Ever since the election, introspective Republicans, gloating Democrats and a largely corrupt media have offered innumerable suggestions regarding how the GOP can “reconstitute,” “re-brand” or “re-invent” itself to attract more Americans. The party must become more diverse, more inclusive, more compassionate and/or more modern. Some of these arguments might have merit, but in reality there is only one thing Republicans must fully embrace: genuine conservatism, for two simple reasons. One, anything less makes them Democrat-lite, and voters will invariably prefer the real thing; and two, embracing conservatism is critical for the nation’s survival. That survival depends on conservatives first acknowledging,...
  • In foiled Jordanian terror plot, officials see hand of resurgent al-Qaeda in Iraq

    12/03/2012 9:54:33 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 2, 2012 | Joby Warrick
    AMMAN, Jordan — The plan was to unleash mayhem across an entire city and “bring Amman to its knees,” in the words of one security official. It would start with suicide bombings at two shopping malls, then build momentum as teams of terrorists blew up cars and raked cafes with machine-gun fire. In the midst of the chaos that would ensue, the attackers would turn their attention to the U.S. Embassy, the primary target and a long-sought prize for the organization that investigators say provided critical support for the scheme: al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Iraq. Using the terrorist group’s expertise and...
  • Columnist Who Inspired Bob Costas Drops New Bomb: 'The NRA Is the New KKK'

    12/03/2012 9:53:44 AM PST · by chessplayer · 61 replies
    Kansas City sportswriter Jason Whitlock loves to stoke controversy. So after he blamed Jovan Belcher's murder-suicide on the "gun culture" -- inspiring NBC Sports lecturer Bob Costas -- in an interview with Roland Martin, he added fuel to the fire by claiming "the NRA is the new KKK." Apparently, black youths are "armed" by the NRA, and they're also responsible for loading up black neighborhoods with drugs:
  • Sandra Fluke to speak at Planned Parenthood event

    12/03/2012 9:45:42 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 38 replies
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | 11.29.2012 | Lincoln Journal Star
    Planned Parenthood of the Heartland is hosting guest Sandra Fluke at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The event, titled "The Big Event: Courage -- No Matter What," will be at the Rococo Theatre, 140 N. 13th St. Fluke, an attorney and women’s rights advocate, was not allowed by Republicans to testify in February to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the importance of requiring insurance plans to cover birth control. Commenting on her planned testimony, talk show host Rush Limbaugh, made derogatory comments about Fluke and speculated about her sex life. Tickets are $30, or $20 for students under 25....
  • The Muslim Plan to Take over America From the Inside

    12/03/2012 9:41:36 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 27 replies
    politicaloutcast.com ^ | December 3, 2012 | Gary DeMar
    One of the first things our nation’s founders did was to establish schools and colleges. They believed that in order to pass the founding ideals to future generations, they needed institutions of higher learning to do it. For example, those who conceived and built Harvard wanted their ideological legacy to continue: “One of the next things we longed for, and looked after was to advance Learning and perpetuate it to Posterity; dreading to leave an illiterate Ministry to the Churches, when our present Ministers shall lie in the Dust.” Why an educated ministry? Ministers were often the only source of...
  • Hitler’s Strange Afterlife in India

    12/03/2012 9:40:03 AM PST · by the scotsman · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 3rd December 2012 | Dilip D’Souza
    'Hated and mocked in much of the world, the Nazi leader has developed a strange following among schoolchildren and readers of Mein Kampf in India. Dilip D’Souza on how political leader Bal Thackeray influenced Indians to admire Hitler and despise Gandhi.'
  • Frozen landslide threatens to devour Dalton Highway {Blob approaching Alaska Pipeline}

    12/03/2012 9:33:56 AM PST · by thackney · 40 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | December 1, 2012 | KYLE HOPKINS
    A mysterious blob of frozen soil, rocks and trees is creeping toward the Dalton Highway, threatening to block the haul road that serves as a lifeline for Alaska's oil and gas industry. It could happen as soon as end of the decade. University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers who have been studying the slow-moving landslide just south of the Brooks Range since 2008 say it is crawling closer to the highway every day. The scientists suspect climate change may have caused the 300-foot-wide finger of debris -- once thought to be motionless -- to gain speed as it slides toward the...
  • The unsung war hero who defused 200 bombs in just 60 days

    12/03/2012 9:32:22 AM PST · by the scotsman · 2 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3rd December 2012 | Steve Nolan
    'Medals belonging to an unsung war hero who saved countless lives by defusing 200 bombs in 60 days are expected to fetch £25,000 when they go under the hammer at auction this week. The incredible story of how Squadron Leader Wilson Charlton showed nerves of steel and 'unfailing courage' in his death-defying work, which saw him deal with an average of three live bombs a day, came to light after his George Cross and five other medals were put up for sale. The RAF bomb disposal expert was awarded the prestigious George Cross after working tirelessly day and night to...
  • Mo. Representative Jo Ann Emerson to retire

    12/03/2012 9:32:00 AM PST · by netguide · 19 replies
    Jo Ann Emerson to retire from U.S. House Monday, December 3, 2012 ~ Updated 10:55 AM From staff and wire reports U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, R-Cape Girardeau, announced today she will leave her Congressional post in February to become president and CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, a not-for-profit organization that represents rural electric cooperatives and public power districts. The Associated Press reported that Missouri Republican Party Executive Director Lloyd Smith and former state treasurer Sarah Steelman confirmed interest in seeking the seat. Emerson was re-elected in November for a ninth term to the U.S. House of...
  • Co-author of allegedly fabricated 'Three Cups of Tea' commits suicide

    12/03/2012 9:14:09 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 27 replies
    David Oliver Relin, co-author of the best-selling book "Three Cups of Tea" that drew allegations parts of it were fabricated, has committed suicide in Oregon, authorities said. * * * Deputy Multnomah County medical examiner Peter Bellant said late Sunday night . . . that Relin died of blunt force head injury, but declined to provide any other details.
  • Fiscal Cliff Notes

    12/03/2012 9:13:33 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 4, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Amid all the political and media hoopla about the "fiscal cliff" crisis, there are a few facts that are worth noting. First of all, despite all the melodrama about raising taxes on "the rich," even if that is done it will scarcely make a dent in the government's financial problems. Raising the tax rates on everybody in the top two percent will not get enough additional tax revenue to run the government for ten days. And what will the government do to pay for the other 355 days in the year? All the political angst and moral melodrama about getting...
  • Clashes over Internet rules to mark Dubai meeting

    12/03/2012 9:13:00 AM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 5 replies
    Myfox.com/AP ^ | December 3, 2012 9:02 AM EST | BRIAN MURPHY
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The U.N.'s top telecommunications overseer sought Monday to quell worries about greater Internet controls emerging from global talks in Dubai, but any attempts for major Web regulations will likely face stiff opposition from groups led by a high-powered U.S. delegation. The 11-day conference, seeking to update codes last reviewed when the Web was virtually unknown, highlights the fundamental shift from tightly managed telecommunications networks to the borderless sweep of the Internet.
  • Fiscal Cliff Notes: Part II

    12/03/2012 9:12:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 4, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    One of the big advantages that President Obama has, as he plays "chicken" with the Congressional Republicans along the "fiscal cliff," is that Obama is a master of the plausible lie, which will never be exposed by the mainstream media— nor, apparently, by the Republicans. A key lie that has been repeated over and over, largely unanswered, is that President Bush's "tax cuts for the rich" cost the government so much lost tax revenue that this added to the budget deficit— so that the government cannot afford to allow the cost of letting the Bush tax rates continue for "the...
  • Norquist still calling cadence in GOP ranks (Lying RINOs Run for Cover)

    12/03/2012 9:04:28 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 2, 2012 | Peter Wallsten
    At times, it has seemed that Republican lawmakers eyeing a fiscal compromise with President Obama were moving closer to a public split with Grover Norquist, author of the famous no-new- taxes pledge that has defined conservative politics for decades. Yet Norquist, whose influence in the conservative movement spans well beyond his well-known fixation on taxes, remains an unwavering force in the GOP debate — and even some of the most prominent lawmakers publicly flirting with a break from Norquist have assured him in private that they remain loyal soldiers in the anti-tax cause. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), for example, might...
  • I'll See Your Economic Collapse and Raise You National Demise

    12/03/2012 9:04:27 AM PST · by pgkdan · 13 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 12-03-12 | Selwyn Duke
    Being just weeks away from reaching our debt ceiling and with frightening talk about a fiscal cliff, there's much sympathy in Washington for tax increases. Even conservatives are wavering. A few Republicans have dumped their anti-tax pledges, and former Nixon official-turned-actor Ben Stein favors taxing the wealthy. He says that we can't cut our way to a balanced budget and insists that the revenue end must be addressed. But I have news for him: he'll have a better chance finding Ferris Bueller on his day off than he will locating fiscal sanity through tax increases.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,December 3, 2012

    12/03/2012 9:02:13 AM PST · by Biggirl · 38 replies
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  • Billionaire Stan Kroenke Buys $132.5 Million Broken O Ranch

    12/03/2012 9:02:01 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 31 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 29, 2012 | Morgan Brennan
    It was only a matter of time before a cash-flush investor bought the Broken O Ranch. Asking $132.5 million in cold hard cash, the 124,000 acre Montana farm is one of the largest agricultural operations in the Rocky Mountain West, offering an alluring investment opportunity to those bullish on soft commodities. Turns out one American billionaire agrees. Stanley Kroenke, a real estate mogul worth $4 billion by Forbes’ estimate, assumed ownership of Broken O Ranch on Tuesday for an undisclosed price. Kroenke, known for his ownership of sports teams like the NBA’s Denver Nuggets and the NFL’s St. Louis Rams,...
  • Romney was right

    12/03/2012 8:55:02 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 21 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | December 3, 2012 | JEFFREY SCOTT SHAPIRO
    It’s hard to be honest in politics. Perhaps that has been Gov. Mitt Romney’s real problem all along. Romney’s candor came out in a recent conference call that was reported by the New York Times in which he said that President Obama offered free “gifts” to both illegal aliens and American citizens. Romney’s observation about rewarding illegal aliens with citizenship and giving free benefits to people exploiting the system is not the same as criticizing minorities—but for decades the Left has manipulatively used racism, sexism and discrimination to intimidate the Republican Party into cowering into the aimless, weak institution that...
  • Are Democratic lawmakers are invested in doing NOTHING?

    12/03/2012 8:51:37 AM PST · by Republicanprofessor · 5 replies
    12/3/12 | Republicanprofessor
    Are Democratic lawmakers are invested in doing NOTHING about the fiscal cliff? This is a frightening idea, especially when Democrats are only calling for tax increases and not facing escalating entitlement costs. Are our lawmakers, particularly Democrats, so invested in certain issues that they have no reason to solve the problems? One brave Hispanic Republican noted this on NPR yesterday: the Democrats have no reason to solve the immigration problem because the issue keeps getting them re-elected. When re-elected, they get outstanding perks and privileges, far beyond the reach of most voters, and our fair representatives naturally resist reducing those...
  • MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry: 'This Is No Country For Young Black Men'

    12/03/2012 8:45:57 AM PST · by chessplayer · 46 replies
    Another black teenager was killed in Florida last week by an older, non-black assailant, and the media - just as they did in the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case - are predictably taking sides before all the facts are in.
  • EXCLUSIVE: WHD Obtains Obama Plan to Fix Economy!

    12/03/2012 8:41:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 12/3/12 | Keith Koffler
    White House Dossier has just obtained President Obama’s plan to roll back the crushing long term costs of entitlements, reduce unemployment, and spur the economy back to normal growth. Given the importance of this information, we decided to share the plan with you immediately. Here it is:
  • The Bottom Line on Sequestration

    12/03/2012 8:37:12 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Cato Institute ^ | November 15, 2012 | Christopher Preble
    There is bipartisan opposition in Washington to sequestration, the automatic spending cuts mandated by last year's Budget Control Act — passed, inconveniently enough, by many of the same people who now rail against it. But the cuts are modest: over the next decade, the federal government will spend about $44 trillion with sequestration, $45 trillion without. And few people are considering the beneficial effects that even those modest cuts could have, both in reducing the nation's debt, and in stimulating economic activity. In truth, however, neither Democrats nor Republicans are committed to reducing government spending, and both sides have chosen...
  • France and Britain Reportedly Considering Pulling Ambassadors from Israel

    12/03/2012 8:32:42 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 25 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 12/2/12 | Adam Clark Estes
    Everybody knew that Israel's move to build new settlements in the previously off-limits area outside Jerusalem known as E1 would anger friends and enemies alike. But few probably guessed that it would send European ambassadors fleeing the country. According to a new report from Haaretz, that's exactly what the diplomats from France and Britain are thinking. More specifically, the Haaretz report cites senior European diplomats who say that the two countries are considering "the unprecedented step of recalling their ambassadors." One told the paper, "This time it won't just be a condemnation, there will be real action taken against Israel."
  • Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes (Vote 'Present')

    12/03/2012 8:24:00 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 97 replies
    Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes, Vote 'Present' By Jonathan Karl | ABC OTUS News Republicans are seriously considering a Doomsday Plan if fiscal cliff talks collapse entirely. It's quite simple: House Republicans would allow a vote on extending the Bush middle class tax cuts (the bill passed in August by the Senate) and offer the President nothing more: no extension of the debt ceiling, nothing on unemployment, nothing on closing loopholes. Congress would recess for the holidays and the president would face a big battle early in the year over the debt ceiling. Two senior Republican elected officials tell...
  • Louisiana town evacuates over explosives stockpile

    12/03/2012 8:11:31 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 5 replies
    Louisiana town evacuates over explosives stockpile A Louisiana town has been evacuated after officials discovered 6m lb (2.7m kg) of explosive material that they say were stored illegally. State police found the stockpile of M6 artillery propellant stacked outdoors and without authorisation in buildings in the 800-inhabitant town of Doyline. The discovery was made by officials during a follow-up inspection after a blast at Explo Systems in October. Officials expect to work over the next two days to secure the explosive. Schools in Doyline were closed on Monday and are expected to remain shut on Tuesday, local broadcaster WAFB reported....
  • UK, France Summon Israeli Envoys in Wake of Housing Approvals

    12/03/2012 8:06:57 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 10 replies
    Britain and France have summoned their Israeli ambassadors to protest Israel's decision to authorize housing construction in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem. The ambassadors were summoned Monday amid reports that the two countries would recall their envoys in Israel for consultations. Sweden also has summoned its Israel ambassador, according to reports. "We deplore the recent Israeli government decision to build 3,000 new housing units and unfreeze development in the E1 block," the British Foreign Office said in a statement, threatening a "strong reaction" if construction goes ahead. "This threatens the viability of the two-state solution." The E1 corridor, which...
  • Iraqi Refugee Bombs AZ Social Security Office, MSM Remains Silent

    12/03/2012 8:01:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/3/12 | AWR Hawkins
    On Friday morning, an Iraqi refugee used an improvised explosive device (IED) to bomb a Social Security office in Casa Grande AZ -- the mainstream media remains silent. The explosion took place before the office opened for the morning, so one was hurt. But reports indicate the explosion "was heard and felt all over the area." The suspect in the bombing, Abdullatif Aldosary is an Iraqi refugee who lives in Coolidge, AZ. He is in police custody. For reasons unreported, Aldosary had raised the Department of Homeland Security's attention a number of times throughout the last two years, and he...
  • The Wikipedia Takeover

    12/03/2012 7:55:21 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/3/12 | By John J. Miller
    Prominent gender and media studies professors from across the country converged recently to help host what was dubbed by organizers as a “Feminist, Anti-Racist Wikipedia Edit-a-thon” to create or influence dozens of entries on the online encyclopedia.
  • Manufacturing Unexpectedly Contracts in November

    12/03/2012 7:46:33 AM PST · by mykroar · 87 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 12/3/2012 | Reuters
    <p>U.S. manufacturing unexpectedly contracted in November, falling to its lowest in over three years in a sign the sector may be struggling to gain traction, according to an industry report released on Monday.</p> <p>The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said its index of national factory activity fell to 49.5 in November from 51.7 the month before. The reading was shy of expectations of 51.3, according to a Reuters poll of economists.</p>
  • The GOP’s Redheaded Stepchildren

    12/03/2012 7:31:09 AM PST · by Brookhaven · 116 replies
    redstate.com ^ | November 29th, 2012 | Brookhaven
    Every party has its wings–different sub-groups that are part of the larger organization. The Republican party has three wings that the Republican leadership believes is so dangerous to the future of the party, that they tried to suppress their influence in the last election, and pointed fingers at them as the reason for the GOP’s poor showing in the 2012 election cycle. The Tea Party It originally sprung up in opposition to out of control government spending. It has become a grass-roots movement centered around government fiscal responsibility. It has a tendancy to work outside the Republican party machinery, which...
  • New Explosive Book: Following Orders: The Death of Vince Foster, Clinton White House Lawyer

    12/03/2012 7:27:23 AM PST · by Opinionatedtoday · 88 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | December 3, 2012 | Canada Free Press
    Prologue Excerpt from new Book: Following Orders: The Death of Vince Foster, Clinton White House Lawyer While it might have initially appeared that the deputy counsel to the president of the United States was taking a nap in a park—lying neatly face-up on a steep embankment with his feet pointing down—Vincent W. Foster Jr. was not napping. He was dead. Dressed in expensive trousers and a white dress shirt, less than eight miles from the White House, he was lying dead. A single gun-shot wound to the head. Dead. Some of the blood on Foster’s face was still wet, but...
  • America's future

    12/03/2012 7:22:25 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 6 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/3/12 | Judson Phillips
    In many ways, if you want to see America’s future, all you have to do is look across the Atlantic. Unfortunately freedom and liberty fled the United Kingdom a long time ago. Now you have the creepy welfare/big brother state that George Orwell warned us about.
  • 'I just wanted money for my birthday!' robbery suspect tells cops

    12/03/2012 7:21:01 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 2, 2012 | Mitch Smith and Rosemary R. Sobol
    After officers arrested Jerry Warren Jr. on suspicion of committing a Wicker Park robbery Saturday, the soon-to-be-22-year-old said he only wanted some birthday money, authorities said today. His plan didn’t work. Warren, who police say netted a whopping $4 in the robbery, was ordered held Sunday on $125,000 bond. He will have to post $12,500--3,125 times more than he’s accused of stealing--to leave jail.
  • Luring top oil talent demands perks

    12/03/2012 7:20:04 AM PST · by thackney · 8 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | December 3, 2012 | Simone Sebastian
    Skyrocketing demand for petroleum engineers and other oil and gas workers has companies going to new lengths to lure top talent and keep employees out of competitors’ grasps. Winning over recruits isn’t just a matter of providing 35 percent salary hikes and $100,000 signing bonuses. Headhunters say company culture and non-monetary perks are gaining sway in attracting and retaining employees. Stories of eager employers making unique concessions for high-demand job candidates abound. An oil executive started paying for his employees’ shoeshines. Free gasoline and a reinstated pension enticed an experienced project manager back to a former employer. And recently, a...
  • Report: Israel Requested Jordan's 'Permission' To Attack Syria Chemical Weapons Sites

    12/03/2012 7:12:55 AM PST · by Strategy · 28 replies
    HAARETZ ^ | December 3, 2012 | By Barak Ravid
    Israel has asked Jordan twice in the last two months for a green light to attack chemical weapons facilities in Syria, according to a report by journalist Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sent representatives of the Mossad intelligence agency to Amman twice already, to coordinate the matter with the Jordanians and receive their "permission" for the operation, Goldberg wrote.
  • Norquist: 'Tea Party 2' Backlash if Obama Sends Nation Over Fiscal Cliff

    12/03/2012 7:02:44 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 114 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Dec 2, 2012
    Newsmax Norquist: 'Tea Party 2' Backlash if Obama Sends Nation Over Fiscal Cliff Sunday, December 2, 2012 04:09 PM Grover Norquist, the founder of Americans for Tax Reform, predicted a tea party backlash that would dwarf the movement’s success in the 2010 midterm elections if President Barack Obama pushes the nation over the “fiscal cliff. “Tea Party two is going to dwarf tea party one if Obama pushes us off the cliff,” warned Norquist on NBC’s “Meet The Press.” When asked “Are you over?” by host David Gregory, Norquist responded, “That was last week’s news.”
  • Credit Suisse Group AG : Credit Suisse Sets Negative Interest Rates on Cash Accounts

    12/03/2012 7:00:04 AM PST · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    Credit Suisse Group AG (CS) said Monday it will start applying negative credit rates on cash clearing accounts above a certain threshold, effective from Dec. 10. "We invite our customers to keep cash balances as low as possible to avoid negative credit charges," Credit Suisse said in a statement sent via the Swift payments system to customers in the Swiss interbank market.
  • Doyline evacuation extended; 6M pounds of black powder to be moved (LA)

    12/03/2012 6:53:01 AM PST · by bgill · 39 replies
    KSLA12 ^ | Dec. 3, 2012 | Carolyn Roy
    CAMP MINDEN, LA (KSLA) - Authorities now believe they're dealing with more than 6 million pounds of M6 powder at Camp Minden. Original estimates had the stockpile officials say was improperly stored on property leased by Explo Systems, Inc. at 1 million pounds.
  • Homeless man given pair of boots . . . seen wandering the streets shoeless

    12/03/2012 6:52:06 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 116 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 3, 2012 | Barry Paddock AND Bill Hutchinson
    The barefoot homeless man who was given a pair of shoes by a kind-hearted beat cop is wandering the streets shoeless again. Jeffrey Hillman, 54, was spotted panhandling on the upper West Side Sunday without the $100 boots NYPD Officer Lawrence DePrimo bought for him on a frigid November night in Times Square. “Those shoes are hidden,” Hillman told The New York Times after he was spotted walking around with no shoes on Broadway near W. 79th St. “They are worth a lot of money. I could lose my life.” A tourist from Arizona snapped a cell phone photo of...
  • George Osborne plans tax blitz after Starbucks bows to pressure

    12/03/2012 6:46:42 AM PST · by granada · 5 replies
    Metro, UK ^ | 3rd December, 2012 | John Higginson Political Editor, Matthew Champion
    Google and Amazon are coming under growing pressure to follow Starbucks’ lead and pay a fairer share of tax in Britain as the chancellor plans to clamp down on rich companies and individuals. The multinationals will be among the targets of a £154million clampdown to be unveiled by George Osborne today aimed at raising another £5billion tax in the next three years. They are also being accused by MPs of ‘immorally’ minimising their tax bills, while giving ‘unconvincing and, in some cases, evasive’ evidence to a Commons committee investigating their financial affairs. Margaret Hodge, who chairs the Commons public accounts...
  • Congress urged: Investigate vote fraud now

    12/03/2012 6:45:41 AM PST · by mgist · 30 replies
    WND ^ | 12/2/12 | WND
    GOP poll inspectors illegally removed from voting locations. More than 100 percent of registered voters turning out to vote. .snip...Illegal campaign contributions, deceased and illegal-alien voters, “lost ballots” and intimidation at the polls. It’s enough to make voters ask: Does America still have free, fair and accurate elections? After witnessing a flood of reports detailing incidents of likely vote fraud and abuse this election, WND has launched a petition urging Congress to open an independent and comprehensive investigation. Sign WND’s petition urging Congress to investigate fraud and abuse in America’s election system! As WND reported, the “battleground” states seemed to...
  • Sound Off With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12PM,EST,WTIC AM,December 3-7,2012

    12/03/2012 6:41:35 AM PST · by Biggirl
    http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/ ^ | December 3-7,2012 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Da ily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000...
  • Serbia accuses Hague tribunal of selective justice

    12/03/2012 6:28:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 03 December 2012
    Serbians reacted angrily at the acquittal of a former Kosovo guerrilla leader by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), less than two weeks after the court freed two Croatian military commanders who were accused of war crimes, EurActiv Serbia reports. The acquittal of ex-Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) leader Ramush Haradinaj was met by fierce criticism of The Hague tribunalÂ’s work. Serbian officials said the decision was a blow to international justice and made the process of reconciliation in the region more complicated. Â… Belgrade considers that the tribunal has lost credibility and has shown bias in acquitting...
  • Obama Endorses Debbie Wasserman Schultz for a Second Term as DNC Chief

    12/03/2012 6:24:02 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    Obama Endorses Debbie Wasserman Schultz for a Second Term as DNC Chief Daniel Halper December 3, 2012 8:39 AM President Barack Obama will endorse Debbie Wasserman Schultz for a second term as Democratic National Committee chief, a Democratic official tells Politico. "Because of the outstanding job she has done, the President will ask the members of the Democratic National Committee to ratify his choice of [Rep.] Debbie Wasserman Schultz to continue leading the Party as Chair when they meet in January," an anonymous "senior Democratic official" tells Mike Allen. "The DNC will meet [in Washington on Jan. 22], the day...
  • Immigrant faces sentencing in marriage fraud

    12/03/2012 6:21:54 AM PST · by La Lydia · 6 replies
    Topeka Capital Journal ^ | December 3, 2012 | Associated Press
    WICHITA — A Jamaican woman faces sentencing for entering into a sham marriage with a Fort Riley soldier to get legal immigration status. Shannakay Hunter now lives in New York City. U.S. District Judge Monti Belot gave her permission to participate by phone in her sentencing Monday, rather than traveling to Wichita for the proceeding. Hunter was convicted in August of conspiracy to commit marriage fraud, marriage fraud and lying to the government. She faces up to five years on each count but is likely to get far less prison time — if any — under federal guidelines. The man...
  • Yvo de Boer: Put €150 per tonne price on carbon

    12/03/2012 6:21:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 03 December 2012 | Arthur Neslen
    Urgent action is needed to boost carbon prices to €150 per tonne ($215.65/ton)—2,250% higher than current levels—if the EU is to meet its decarbonization goals by 2050, the former secretary-general of the UNFCCC has told EurActiv in an interview. “We very quickly need to see a carbon price in the order of €150 a tonne because that’s the kind of level that drives the price signals that we really need,” Yvo de Boer said on a phone line from Manila, in the Philippines. EU carbon allowances are currently trading at €6.60 per tonne ($9.49/ton), but a price of around €150...