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  • Wolf Pack 103: Sole Mates

    12/03/2012 2:03:54 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Michael Yon Online Magazine ^ | 03 December 2012 | Michael Yon
    REMEMBER THIS PRINT. The terrain in Afghanistan is great for tracking: prints are often sharp and clear, and quarry is frequently channelized. During a mission with British forces, this print pinged my senses so I made the photograph in the morning light. Soldiers found many bombs nearby, and we were ambushed by machine gun. A smartphone app could compare this image to others in a database. Moments like this offer an opportunity to track down the wearer of this shoe. STUDY THIS PRINT and REMEMBER. There are countless types of footwear around the world. If you sit down with a...
  • (D'OH!) Turkey Fines 'Blasphemous' Simpsons for Poking Fun at God

    12/03/2012 1:58:27 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    ANSAmed ^ | Monday, 3 December 2012 | ANSAmed
    Turkey fines 'blasphemous' Simpsons for poking fun at God • God offers coffee to the devil in one of the cartoon's episodes (ANSAmed) - ANKARA - Just about everything that could be said and written about the super-popular cartoon 'The Simpsons' had been, except that it was blasphemous. Now even that ''milestone'' has been reached, thanks to the watchdogs of Turkey's television stations under the Islamic-leaning government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to the newspaper Hurriyet, Ankara's Council of Radio and Television (RTUK) has handed down a TRY 52,951 fine (about 23,000 euros) to the private broadcaster CNBC-E...
  • J.C. Watts mulls bid for RNC chair

    12/03/2012 1:57:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 119 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/03/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    After the shocking loss in the November election, Republicans are once again considering whether to change leadership at the top. Reince Priebus wants a second term as RNC chair and still has considerable support for another go, but apparently some committee members have begun recruiting alternative candidates, among them former Congressman J.C. Watts. Watts tells Politico that he's not sure he'll run, but he's interested: Watts, an African-American conservative who served in the House from 1994-2002, said the GOP defeat on Election Day demonstrates that Republicans need to broaden their appeal to minority voters, and cannot continue on their current...
  • Booming Economic Growth Can Be Broken Down To Four Easy Words

    12/03/2012 1:54:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/03/2012 | Nathan Lewis
    I sometimes refer to the Magic Formula for economic prosperity. Here it is: Low Taxes, Stable Money. It’s only four words. That’s so it is easy to remember. The United States was founded on the principles of the Magic Formula. Until the introduction of the income tax in 1913, taxation was almost nonexistent. The principle of a gold-based currency was defined in the Constitution. The result was magical: the United States was the most successful country of the 19th and 20th centuries. We seem to have forgotten the Magic Formula today. Despite Republicans’ staunch efforts, we are drifting towards “austerity”...
  • Ken Cuccinelli: Conservatives' New 'It' Candidate

    12/03/2012 1:51:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/03/2012 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    This past week Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling announced that he was dropping out of the race for Virginia's governor, but left open the door to his running as an independent. He issued a disappointingly divisive statement that Richard Viguerie called Bolling's Charlie Crist moment. Bolling took an unfortunate and cheap shot against his primary opponent and now-presumptive Republican nominee, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Bolling's statement was a dénouement of betrayal to his conservative voters and supporters. We have come to expect that from establishment Republicans who somehow feel entitled to support from principled conservatives -- right up to the...
  • We Are a Nation of Immigrants...Sort Of

    12/03/2012 1:48:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/03/2012 | Charles Martel
    In any debate about immigration, the response you are likely to get will probably include the sickly-sweet mantra, "We're a nation of immigrants." Whether you're pointing out that illegal immigrants are driving down wages, failing to assimilate, or promoting the welfare state, the answer is predictable: "We're a nation of immigrants." The "nation of immigrants" mantra is often a plea for compassion toward immigrants. The phrase reflects a desperate, well-meaning desire to rationalize the presence of people who are violating our laws and patronizing the welfare system. The trouble is that repeating a phrase does nothing to enforce our law,...
  • Veterans' gun rights sticky issue in defense bill (Senator Schumer Gungrab)

    12/03/2012 1:48:00 PM PST · by Red Steel · 18 replies
    koaa ^ | Dec 3, 2012 10:30 AM | Lauren Molenburg
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Should veterans deemed too mentally incompetent to handle their own financial affairs be prevented from buying a gun? The issue, for a time last week, threatened to become the biggest sticking point in a $631 billion defense bill for reshaping a military that is disengaging from a decade of warfare. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., sought to amend the bill to stop the Veterans Affairs Department from putting the names of veterans deemed too mentally incompetent to handle their finances into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which prohibits them from buying or owning firearms. Sen. Charles...
  • Petition: Obama should build Death Star

    12/03/2012 1:43:48 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/03/12 | Jeremy Herb
    Forget the White House beer recipe — what the American people really want is a Death Star. Well, 495 of them anyway. A petition on the White House’s “We the People” website calls for the United States to find funding and begin construction on a Star Wars-style Death Star by 2016. “Those who sign here petition the United States government to secure funding and resources, and begin construction on a Death Star by 2016,” the petition reads. “By focusing our defense resources into a space-superiority platform and weapon system such as a Death Star, the government can spur job creation...
  • U.S. warns Syria not to use chemical weapons ( Today's Warning )

    12/03/2012 1:40:18 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | updated 4:20 PM EST, Mon December 3, 2012 | By the CNN Wire Staff
    (CNN) -- The United States warned Syria again on Monday not to use chemical weapons amid intelligence reports indicating President Bashar al-Assad's regime could be preparing to take that step as it escalates its fight against rebel forces. "I'm not going to telegraph in any specifics what we would do in the event of credible evidence that the Assad regime has resorted to using chemical weapons against their own people," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday. "But suffice it to say, we are certainly planning to take action if that eventuality were to occur."U.S. officials are concerned that with...
  • Children 4 Israel Launches Internet Video Chat Between US, Israel Schools

    12/03/2012 1:37:00 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 2 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | December 3, 2012 | Lisa Klein
    Children 4 Israel Launches Internet Video Chat Between US, Israel Schools(Photo)Jewish children in the Greater Hartford area show support and make friends through Internet chat with their "cousins" in Sderot, Israel. Photo: Israel News AgencyBy Lisa Klein Israel News AgencyNew York, New York --- December 2, 2012 ... Children 4 Israel, a non-profit, humanitarian organization providing emotional support to the children of Israel, launched it's international, Internet video chat service today between the US and Israel. The first video chat to ever take place between Jewish youth institutions in and outside of Israel was organized by Leyden Digital PR, Temple...
  • College Demands Construction Crew Remove ‘Sexist’ ‘Men Working’ Sign

    12/03/2012 1:20:11 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 71 replies
    National Review ^ | December 3, 2012 | Eliana Johnson
    A construction crew working on the campus of Ohio’s Sinclair Community College was forced to halt work until it removed a “Men Working” sign that was deemed “sexist” by a college administrator. A spokesman for the college told National Review Online that the incident, which occurred on November 21, stemmed from the school’s “deep commitment to diversity,” and that it takes that commitment “very seriously.”
  • Hamas appeals for talks with EU diplomats

    12/03/2012 1:09:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 03.12.12 @ 09:00 (Dec.3) | Andrew Rettman
    The Prime Minister of Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, has appealed to the EU to take his political and militant group, Hamas, off its terrorist register. Speaking to a delegation of visiting MEPs and MPs from Poland, Portugal and the UK in Gaza on Sunday (2 December), he said: “It is time to remove the Palestinian resistance from the terrorist list. Hamas is a national liberation movement which operates only inside the borders of Palestine.” “We would like you to send a message from under the rubble which you have seen here, that we are not terrorists,” he added. … Haniyeh on...
  • Middle Class Net Worth Collapses to 1969 Levels

    12/03/2012 12:58:02 PM PST · by lbryce · 49 replies
    Breibart ^ | December1 , 2012 | John Nolte
    The angle of a just-released New York University study is, of course, that ole' left-wing canard known as "income inequality," but the findings are still useful in drawing other conclusions, and not ones that are very pleasant. Is America now a bigger version of Chicago, where Democrats and the media have so expertly rigged the electoral game that, even as their policies fai,l they're able to stay in power? According to the study, we are now back to 1969 levels with respect to median net worth in this country. A large part of this is the housing crisis we've yet...
  • GOP Considers 'Doomsday' Fiscal Cliff Plan ("Becoming The Most Likely Scenario")

    12/03/2012 12:53:06 PM PST · by Red Steel · 47 replies
    Newser ^ | Dec 3, 2012 12:54 PM CST | Kevin Spak, Newser Staff
    (Newser) – With fiscal cliff negotiations going, in John Boehner's words, "nowhere," Republicans are considering what ABC News correspondent Jon Karl calls a "doomsday" contingency plan. Under the plan—which Karl's sources say "is becoming the most likely scenario"—the House would approve extending the middle class Bush tax cuts, but would agree to absolutely nothing else before the holiday recess, leaving President Obama to face massive spending cuts and another debt ceiling showdown as soon as Congress returned. In other fiscal cliff news: Nancy Pelosi is threatening to use a maneuver called the "discharge petition" to bring the Senate's already-passed bill...
  • House GOP makes a $2.2 trillion debt counteroffer to Obama on cliff

    12/03/2012 12:30:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 3, 2012 | Russell Berman
    House Republican leaders have made a counteroffer to President Obama in the fiscal cliff negotiations, proposing to cut $2.2 trillion with a combination of spending cuts, entitlement reforms and $800 billion in new tax revenue. The leaders delivered the offer to the White House on Monday with a three-page letter signed by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), and four other senior Republicans, including Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the party’s just-defeated vice presidential nominee. House Republican leaders have made a counteroffer to President Obama in the fiscal cliff negotiations, proposing to cut $2.2 trillion with a combination...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    12/03/2012 12:17:20 PM PST · by Faith · 18 replies
    December 3, 2012 | Faith
    But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our Potter; And all we are the work of Your hand. Isaiah 64:8
  • Bakken Development Could Be 'Game Changer'

    12/03/2012 12:03:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec. 3, 2012
    A U.S. oil producer announced developments at the Bakken oil field in North Dakota and Montana could be a "game changer." Continental Resources, a U.S. producer focused on the Northern Plains, said about 1,000 barrels of oil flowed during a one-day test at its Charlotte 3-22H well in western North Dakota. The company said it was able to exploit the reserve using a 30-stage fracture stimulation technique in the northern shale play. Continental said the 1,280-acre suit was the first in the play to yield production from three distinct horizons in the Bakken formation. The company in 2010 said technology...
  • Understanding the President’s fiscal cliff offer

    12/03/2012 12:01:46 PM PST · by PhxRising · 19 replies
    Keith Hennessey blog ^ | 12/03/2012 | Keith Hennessey
    Source: Keith Hennessey BlogUnderstanding the President’s fiscal cliff offer I am going to describe the President’s proposal to Republican Congressional leaders, then react to the most important parts of it. Secretary Geithner offered this proposal last Thursday. Senate Minority Leader McConnell was right to laugh at the President’s proposal, and Speaker Boehner was right to call it “silliness.” This is not a serious offer. This is a post for intermediate to advanced readers. Except where noted, all large numbers are for the next ten years. President Obama’s opening bid Items in bold are being labeled by the Administration as non-negotiable....
  • Behind a Call That Kept Nursing Home Patients in Storm’s Path (Sandy)

    12/03/2012 11:26:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 2, 2012 | JENNIFER PRESTON, SHERI FINK and MICHAEL POWELL
    Hurricane Sandy was swirling northward, four days before landfall, and at the Sea Crest Health Care Center, a nursing home overlooking the Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn,workers were gathering medicines and other supplies as they prepared to evacuate. Then the call came from health officials: Mayor....Bloomberg,acting on the advice of his aides and those of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo,recommended that nursing homes and adult homes stay put. The 305 residents would ride out the storm.The same advisory also took administrators by surprise at the Ocean Promenade nursing home,which faces the Atlantic Ocean in Queens. They canceled plans to move 105...
  • How A Legal Technicality Could Unravel Obamacare

    12/03/2012 11:24:59 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 69 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Dec 3 2012 | Lucas Kawa
    Obamacare supporters rejoiced in June when the Supreme Court ruled the U.S. could use its taxing authority to mandate that most people buy health insurance. But their celebrations may have been a bit premature. The Affordable Care Act faces other legal hurdles—including a challenge that only could have been made after the Supreme Court’s ruling. The right-leaning Pacific Legal Foundation amended its challenge to the ACA after the Supreme Court upheld the insurance mandate under Congress’ taxing powers. The group's challenge turns on the Origination Clause in the U.S. Constitution, which requires that bills for raising revenue start in the...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABC AM,December 3-7,2012

    12/03/2012 11:24:09 AM PST · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | December 3-7,2012 | Sean Hannity
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  • Hurricane Sandy Boosts Detroit As November Auto Sales Hit 5 Year Highs

    12/03/2012 11:22:58 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/03/2012 @ 12:12PM | Agustino Fontevecchia, Forbes Staff
    Despite uncertainty over the fiscal cliff and a stagnant economy, the auto industry continues to exhibit strength.  Detroit’s Big Three, along with Toyota Motors, leveraged the effects of Hurricane Sandy in November, seeing sales continuing to grow as people replaced vehicles or completed purchases that had been delayed because of the storm.  While Sandy effect is expected to last a few more months, the companies expressed concern over the fiscal cliff debate. Chrysler and Toyota were the big winners this time, seeing their November sales jump 14% and 17.2% respectively.  Chrysler, which sold 122,565 units in the month, said it...
  • Official: Syria moving chemical weapons components

    12/03/2012 11:12:58 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    ap ^ | – 9 minutes ago | By By PAULINE JELINEK and BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press – 9 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and allied intelligence have detected Syrian movement of chemical weapons components in recent days, a senior U.S. defense official said Monday, as the Obama administration strongly warned the Assad regime against using them.A senior defense official said intelligence officials have detected activity around more than one of Syria's chemical weapons sites in the last week. The defense official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about intelligence matters.Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, in Prague for meetings with Czech officials, reiterated President Barack Obama's declaration that Syrian action on chemical...
  • Woman dying Because of Denied Abortion Story "Muddled": Irish Times

    12/03/2012 11:12:46 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 27 replies
    Turtle Bay and Beyond ^ | December 3, 2012 | J.C. von Krempach, J.D
    There is further evidence of how the tragic death of a pregnant woman in Ireland has been turned into a media hoax by the abortion lobby. Not only did the woman die of an infection that had nothing to do with her pregnancy (and against which an abortion would most certainly not have helped her), but it now turns out that she never made any request for a termination. Kitty Holland, the reporter of the "Irish Times" who originally broke the story that went around the globe, now has admitted that she had not checked any of the facts. In...
  • Facing a triple threat: Doha, EPA and Congress

    12/03/2012 11:12:44 AM PST · by arthurus · 1 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 03 December 2012 | Paul Driessen
    Climate alarmists are meeting in Doha, Qatar, to hammer out a new international treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol that expires this year. The US Environmental Protection Agency is poised to unleash its first wave of carbon dioxide regulations. And Congress is teaming up with the White House to legislate taxes on hydrocarbon use and CO2 emissions, on top of pending tax hike on “the rich.” This serious triple threat to our energy, economy, jobs, living standards, health and welfare is justified by assertions that the actions will stabilize Earth’s climate and prevent a litany of global warming horrors. Our...
  • BARF ALERT: On Race and Taxes, Both Parties Insist Upon Speaking No Evil

    12/03/2012 10:48:35 AM PST · by walford · 9 replies
    Color Lines ^ | November 30 2012 | Imara Jones
    <p>Our current national argument over taxes, debt and the fiscal cliff is nominally about balancing spreadsheets and the arcana of economic formulas, but it’s actually about race. And the fact that those on either side of the budget conversation—both Democrats and Republicans—will not acknowledge as much prevents us from having an honest conversation about what’s at stake.</p>
  • Tales of the Red Tape #26: Taxpayers Finance Rat Condos (Read Them All!)

    12/03/2012 10:46:31 AM PST · by IbJensen · 3 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | January 27, 2012 | Diane Katz
    Millions of American homeowners face foreclosure, but at least one sort of housing crisis has been remedied: No longer will research rats suffer the indignities of crowded cages. That is to say that the federal government has ordered labs to provide precisely measured living quarters for all rodents used in federally funded research. Thus, a female rat and her offspring must be housed (for their short, genetically altered lives) in lodgings that feature no less than 124 square inches of floor space and 7 inches of head room. By comparison, a mama mouse and her litter merit a mere 51-inch...
  • Fattened Cats - Congress Grows Richer During The Great recession

    12/03/2012 10:36:41 AM PST · by guyshomenet · 5 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 12/3/2012 | Guy Smith
    Don’t worry about the so-called 1%.  They allegedly came by their wealth honestly. Congress on the other hand ... During the Great Recession, the wealth gap between congress and their constituents grew at a spritely pace. At the high end, congress’s cornucopia continued growing by 14% while you and your neighbors’ prosperity plummeted about 39%. On a good day it is damn difficult to like your average congress critter. Knowing that their holdings grew as the world economy imploded illuminates two well known facts: that being connected is profitable and that pitchforks remain viable corrective implements. Crony connectivity accounts for...
  • 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.
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    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...