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  • After Fatal NYC Subway Shove, Asking: Were There No Heroes {Naem, Umar Abbasi}

    12/05/2012 7:49:33 AM PST · by Cronos · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4.Dec.2012 | Michael Wilson and Daniel Krieger
    The question of the day in New York City on Tuesday ó what would you do? ó rode on a wave of outrage over a harrowing act the day before. A clearly agitated man pushed a 58-year-old stranger onto the track of an oncoming subway train in Midtown Manhattan. The man, Ki-Suck Han of Elmhurst, Queens, was struck and killed.... One law enforcement official said that the suspect, originally from Africa, Naeem Davis was a peddler and was on the street working when he was taken into custody. The official said that detectives were trying to determine a motive. ..The...
  • A bishop behind bars

    12/05/2012 7:24:11 AM PST · by WackySam · 45 replies
    The Daily ^ | 11-3-12 | M.L. Nestel and Jebediah Reed
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio ó Sam Mullet, the renegade Amish bishop convicted on federal hate crime charges for his role in a series of beard-cutting attacks last year, has earned an unlikely nickname in prison. Among his fellow inmates at Northern Ohio Correctional Center, the towering 67-year-old with wire-rimmed glasses, pudding-bowl haircut and retro facial hair is known simply as ďO.G.Ē While the term ó street shorthand for ďoriginal gangsterĒ ó was unfamiliar to Mullet, he could sense that it was a compliment bestowed from across cultural lines. ďTheyíre calling me O.G.,Ē he said, smiling. ďI donít know what it means, but...
  • The Costas Anti-Gun Lecture Series

    12/05/2012 7:22:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    We know the news flash: On Saturday morning, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and shot himself in the head in the parking lot in front of his coaches. To liberals like NBC sportscaster Bob Costas, this was not just a crisis. It was also an opportunity. During the halftime of the Dec. 2 Sunday night game between Dallas and Philadelphia, Costas unfurled a wholly unexpected and condescending lecture about how gun owners who harm America with their "gun culture" never learn. He began by saying he didn't want to...
  • One lucky uncle? Heíll drink to that!

    12/05/2012 6:59:46 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 4 replies
    BostonHerald.com ^ | December 5, 2012 | Howie Carr
    There are three chances that Barack Obamaís illegal-alien Uncle Omar will be deported by his nephewís government. Slim, fat and none.
  • 2012's high-stakes spin war: George Soros won, Karl Rove lost

    12/05/2012 6:58:43 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    World Tribune ^ | Dec 4, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 | Posted by WorldTribune.com 2012′s high-stakes spin war: George Soros won, Karl Rove lost Special to WorldTribune.com By Cliff Kincaid Fox News contributor Karl Rove was criticized in the media for objecting to the channel calling Ohio for Barack Obama on election night. The state of Ohio did in fact go for Obama and the channel was correct in making that prediction. Like many other Fox News commentators, Rove had mistakenly forecast a Romney victory. He was only alone in thinking this was still possible as election night wore on and the results from Ohio came...
  • Drought May Have Killed Sumerian Language

    12/05/2012 6:54:00 AM PST · by blam · 3 replies
    Live Science ^ | 12-5-2012 | Tia Ghose
    Drought May Have Killed Sumerian Language Tia Ghose LiveScience Staff Writer Date: 04 December 2012 Time: 11:35 AM ETThe ancient Sumerians invented cuneiform, shown here on a clay tablet documenting barley rations issued monthly to adults and children. The language may have died out as a result of a 200-year drought 4,200 years ago. CREDIT: Public Domain SAN FRANCISCO ó A 200-year-long drought 4,200 years ago may have killed off the ancient Sumerian language, one geologist says. Because no written accounts explicitly mention drought as the reason for the Sumerian demise, the conclusions rely on indirect clues. But several pieces...
  • Boehner ousts Huelskamp from agriculture and budget committees

    12/05/2012 6:53:28 AM PST · by crosshairs · 28 replies
    Wichita Eage ^ | 12/4/12 | Dan Voorhis
    Republican leaders in the U.S. House kicked U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp off the House Agriculture and House Budget committees this week Ė a move that dismayed many in the stateís powerful agriculture sector. In a statement on his congressional website, Huelskamp, R-Fowler, said he was given ďlimited explanation for his removal,Ē but that his ďconsistent, principled, and conservative votes have riled the GOP Establishment.Ē House Speaker John Boehner, in the midst of critical budget negotiations over the ďfiscal cliff,Ē removed other conservatives from their committee posts as well Ė Justin Amash of Michigan from the House budget committee, and Reps....
  • Samuel Adams is Spinning in his Grave

    12/05/2012 6:50:49 AM PST · by morethanright · 9 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-12-05 07:15:42 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:"I will walk in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts."- Psalms 119:45In December of 1773, hotheaded revolutionary Samuel Adams attended a meeting of 7,000 American colonials at the Old South Church in Boston. They were angry over the Tea Act passed by the British Parliament. The tea tax raised revenue used to pay colonial governors and judges, which London viewed as the best means to control them. When Massachusetts Governor Thomas Hutchinson issued a statement making clear his support for king and country, Samuel Adams announced, "This meeting can do nothing further to save the country."According...
  • POLL: Americans Favor Legalization of Marijuana 51-44%

    12/05/2012 6:45:57 AM PST · by CNSNews.com · 59 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | December 5, 2012 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams Jr.
    Americans favor the legalization of marijuana 51 to 44 percent, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday morning. The poll showed a substantial gender and age gap on the issue: -- Men favored legalization 59 to 36 percent, but women opposed it, 52 to 44 percent. -- Americans 18 to 29 years old support legalization 67 to 29 percent, while those over 65 years oppose it, 56 to 35 percent. -- Respondents between 30 and 44 years old also support the idea of legalization, 58 to 39 percent, while Americans between 45 and 64 are more closely divided,...
  • My Petraeus interview firestorm silly, off-base

    12/05/2012 6:42:02 AM PST · by pepperdog · 9 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 4 Dec 2012 | K.T. McFarland
    A conversation that began in jest and that led to a passing comment at the end of my interview with General David Petraeus has turned into a firestorm of speculation and an attempt to denigrate Fox. Today, Iím bewildered by the reaction of the press to Bob Woodwardís story in the Washington Post. Though Bob is in possession of a secretly recorded tape of my conversation with the general...
  • Citi Firing 11,000

    12/05/2012 6:38:28 AM PST · by Perdogg · 29 replies
    Big news ahead of this Friday's NFP report: ēCITI TO CUT OVER 11,000 JOBS, TAKE PRETAX CHARGE $1B IN 4Q "Sandy's fault?" or better yet, "Vikram's fault." Or maybe the economy is collapsing despite all the propaganda one is spoonfed. Considering the recent termination of over 50,000 by UBS we think we know the answer. And while C stock may jump on the news, the end result is that New York and the US have both just lost 11,000 less key taxpayers most of whom are almost certainly in the $250,000+ bucket. That said we can't wait for the BLS...
  • Barefoot homeless man not actually homeless

    12/05/2012 6:36:35 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 79 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/4/12 | Mike Krumboltz
    The homeless man who was given a pair of boots by a kindhearted New York City police officer apparently isn't homeless. According to the New York Daily News, Jeffrey Hillman, 54, has an apartment in the Bronx that is paid for via a combination of rent vouchers, Social Security, and military veteran benefits.
  • Democrats To Expand Healthcare Coverage To DREAM Act Recipients

    12/05/2012 6:34:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 4, 2012 | AWR Hawkins
    A group of Reps. led by Barbara Lee (D-CA) is asking Obama to extend healthcare coverage to the children of illegal immigrants for whom he waived deportation months before the election. These "DREAMers" -- so-called because they are recipients of a de facto DREAM Act -- are "not eligible for Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, or federal subsidies provided under [Obamacare]." The waiver of deportation was known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Democrats are now saying it simply does not go far enough. According to Reps. Lee, Judy Chu (D-CA), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Lucille Roybal-Allard...
  • To What Lengths Did Someone Go to Scapegoat George Zimmerman?

    12/05/2012 6:32:39 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 21 replies
    The PJ Tattler ^ | December 5, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    The ďnewĒ photo of George Zimmerman raises some very disturbing issues. Take a look at the black and white version of the photo, which the Florida prosecutor gave to the defense as part of the discovery process shortly after his altercation with Trayvon Martin. ................... The man in the photo above looks somewhat menacing. The misshapen nose suggests a history of brawls, the color having been drained away, taking with it the reds and purples indicating a fresh wound from a very recent attack. The vacant look in his eyes suggests no remorse for the killing of a young man,...
  • Private Sector Adds Fewer Jobs Than Expected

    12/05/2012 6:31:53 AM PST · by mykroar · 19 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 12/5/2012 | Reuters
    U.S. private-sector employers added 118,000 jobs in November shy of economists' expectations, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast the ADP National Employment Report would show a gain of 125,000 jobs. October's private payrolls were revised slightly down to an increase of 157,000 f rom the previously reported 158,000.
  • Officials: Serbia's NATO ambassador leaps to death

    12/05/2012 6:29:11 AM PST · by Renfield · 8 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) ^ | 12-5-2012 | SLOBODAN LEKIC and DUSAN STOJANOVIC
    BRUSSELS ó Serbia's ambassador to NATO was chatting and joking with colleagues in a parking garage at Brussels Airport when he suddenly strolled to a barrier, climbed over and flung himself to the ground below, a diplomat said. By the time his shocked colleagues reached him, Branislav Milinkovic was dead. His motives are a mystery. Three diplomats who knew Milinkovic said he did not appear distraught in the hours leading up to his death Tuesday night. He seemed to be going about his regular business, picking up an arriving delegation of six Serbian officials who were due to hold talks...
  • Future Generations

    12/05/2012 6:29:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2012 | Walter E. Williams
    Is there any reason for today's Americans to care about what happens to tomorrow's Americans? After all, what have tomorrow's Americans done for today's Americans? Moreover, since tomorrow's Americans don't vote, we can dump on them with impunity. That's a vision that describes the actual behavior of today's Americans. It would be seen as selfish, callous and ruthless only if it were actually articulated. Let's look at it. Businesses, as well as most nonprofit enterprises, by law are required to produce financial statements that include all of their present and expected future liabilities. On top of that, they are required...
  • You Go into Battle with, or Perhaps without, the Armey You Have

    12/05/2012 6:23:12 AM PST · by pabianice · 10 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 12/5/12 | Geraghty
    So . . . this certainly seems sudden and odd: In a move not publicly announced, former Rep. Dick Armey, the folksy conservative leader, has resigned as chairman of FreedomWorks, one of the main political outfits of the conservative movement and an instrumental force within the tea party. Armey, the former House majority leader who helped develop and promote the GOP's Contract with America in the 1990s, tendered his resignation in an memo sent to Matt Kibbe, president and CEO of FreedomWorks, on November 30. Mother Jones obtained the email on Monday, and Armey has confirmed he sent it. The...
  • Jon Bon Jovi breaks his silence on daughter's arrest, overdose at Hamilton College

    12/05/2012 6:16:44 AM PST · by rochester · 74 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | November 21, 2012 | Geoff Herbert
    New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi has spoken publicly for the first time about his daughter's arrest and alleged heroin overdose at Hamilton College last week. Stephanie Rose Bongiovi, 19, was found unresponsive at the Clinton, N.Y. school where she's a student. Investigators found heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in a dorm room, but drug charges were later dropped.
  • PN Bakken: NDís gas woes

    12/05/2012 6:12:46 AM PST · by thackney · 45 replies
    Petroleum News ^ | Week of December 02, 2012 | Ray Tyson
    Finding a solution to North Dakotaís ballooning gas-flaring problem will require a ďvery difficult balancing actĒ that could take until the end of the decade to work out. ďWe have to balance the ability to build gathering systems against the waste that takes place with flaring,Ē Lynn Helms, director of the stateís Department of Mineral Resources, said in a Nov. 20 Webcast. ďSo weíre looking at toward the end of this decade before we really get this flaring dynamic under control.Ē Gas production continues to increase at a faster rate than the more desirable crude oil, setting yet another production...
  • Food Bunk

    12/05/2012 6:11:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2012 | John Stossell
    With America's "fiscal cliff" approaching, pundits wring their hands over the supposed catastrophe that government spending cuts will bring. A scare newsletter called "Food Poisoning Bulletin" warns that if government reduces food inspections, "food will be less safe ... (because) marginal companies ... (will) cut corners." We're going to die! Most people believe that without government meat inspection, food would be filthy. We read "The Jungle," Upton Sinclair's depiction of the meatpacking business, and assume that the FDA and the Food Safety and Inspection Service are all that stand between us and E. coli. Meatpacking conditions were disgusting. Government intervened....
  • Stupid people in Washington

    12/05/2012 6:09:13 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 7 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/5/12 | Judson Phillips
    The Internet is one of modern marvels of the world. It started out as a simple government project to allow the government to be able to communicate with other parts of the government in the event of a major disaster like nuclear war. When it was opened up to the civilian world, it became the major economic engine of the early 21stCentury. The Internet works amazingly well, so what are those geniuses we sent to Washington want to do? Here is a hint. The word ďfairnessĒ is involved. How?
  • HUGE WIN: IL Gov. Quinnís gun ban bill DEFEATED by 2/3rds vote

    12/05/2012 6:08:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    GunsSaveLife ^ | 4 December, 2012 | NA
    Americaís least favorite governor, Illinois Governor Pat ďCluelessĒ Quinn, was unceremoniously slapped by the Illinois House of Representatives in his attempt to saddle Illinois residents with the nationís strictest ban on Americaís favorite rifle, the AR-15, and hundreds of other similar, best-selling guns that Illinoisans use for personal defense, hunting and recreational shooting. Not only did they reject his bill, they voted it down by an over 2/3rds majority, 78-28, after Quinnís political grandstanding amendatory veto was over-ridden last week in the Senate. The vote restored and passed into law the original language, which allowed Illinois Firearm Identification Cardholders to...
  • Most Young Voters Actually Want Bigger Government

    12/05/2012 6:05:43 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    Nearly 6 in 10 young voters support bigger government ó a worrisome statistic for conservatives who want to increase their presence on college campuses and among the under-30 crowd. According to the Pew Research Center, 59 percent of young voters think the government should do more ó something only 44 percent of all voters support. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/28/majority-of-young-voters-wants-bigger-government/#ixzz2EBaswBMs
  • Senators brush off White House defense bill veto threat (Ayotte Guantanamo Amendment Attached)

    12/05/2012 6:01:55 AM PST · by what's up · 2 replies
    Politico ^ | December 4, 2012 | Laura Litvan
    Senators appeared unconcerned Thursday by a White House threat to veto the defense policy bill they are considering on the floor, evidently confident they can get the legislation into a form that President Barack Obama would ultimately sign. The White House Office of Management and Budget announced that if the bill ďin its present formĒ were passed, it would face a veto over restrictions on GuantŠnamo Bay detainees, the makeup of the armed forces, its support for certain weapons programs and other details. It was the second time the White House has threatened to veto the National Defense Authorization Act...
  • Why Did George Zimmerman View Trayvon As ďsuspiciousĒ?

    12/05/2012 5:59:41 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 17 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 5, 2012 | Sundance
    This question has dogged the entire narrative from the very beginning. People threw around the term ďprofileĒ in a racial sense. However, as more and more FBI and State investigative witness testimony/statements are reviewed the answer looms obvious. Trayvon Martin looked suspicious because he fit the same behavioral and descriptive outline of the prior criminals in the Retreat at Twin Lakes sub-division. It certainly appears George Zimmerman became another well-known victim of Political Correctness and Cultural Marxism run amok, hereís why: First, letís look at who George Zimmerman saw on the night in questionÖ. .................... Another consideration was reported to...
  • Egyptís Constitutional Endgame: Where Confusion Is the Rule

    12/05/2012 5:58:39 AM PST · by EBH · 9 replies
    Egypt Daily News ^ | 12/4/2012 | Ashraf Khalil
    Egyptís constitutional endgame is upon us. And almost nobody in the country ó including the documentís drafters ó seems to be truly prepared. On Nov. 22, when President Mohamed Morsi issued his stunning decree granting himself sweeping powers, one of the least publicized aspects of the declaration gave the countryís Constituent Assembly an extra two months to finish drafting the new constitution ó extending the deadline into early 2013. One week later, Morsi abruptly and mysteriously shifted tactics. Suddenly the constitution was ready for approval, and a national referendum on the document is now scheduled for Dec. 15. What followed...
  • Christmas for Obama Bundlers

    12/05/2012 5:57:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Merry Crony-mas! It's time to pass out the goodies. While President Obama's lips champion the middle class, his administration's old hands are preparing to lavish rewards on the creme de la campaign creme: his wealthiest political donors. Several media outlets reported this week that the White House is considering fashion doyenne Anna Wintour for a possible appointment as U.S. ambassador to Great Britain or France. The rumored short list also includes Obama campaign finance chairman Matthew Barzun and investment banker Marc Lasry. The three share one common, er, "qualification": Each raked in more than $500,000 for Team Obama 2012. As...
  • Man's home a 14-foot canoe in Boston Harbor

    12/05/2012 5:56:04 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 5, 2012 | BRIDGET MURPHY | Associated Press
    <p>BOSTON (AP) ó They say no man is an island, but Michael Richard Smith has been creating his own floating homes in Boston Harbor.</p> <p>The Coast Guard and Boston police are keeping an eye on the unconventional camper who has been tying his canoe to small offshore docks in the city's inner harbor and pitching his tent to sleep at night.</p>
  • 7 things that scare your doctor with obamacare on the horizon

    12/05/2012 5:55:32 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 34 replies
    fox ^ | 12-5-12 | Dr. Sreedhar Potarazu
    Affordable Care Act is in full swing, thereís a lot of apprehension and perhaps, sometimes, enthusiasm about what is truly in store for the medical profession. The last time you visited your doctor you may have noticed that he or she was more apprehensive, cautious, and yes, maybe more overwhelmed. The fact of the matter is that the health care profession is undergoing the most significant renovation to ever happened in the history of the United States. Here are many things that keep many doctors awake at night:
  • Detroit councilwoman to Obama: We voted for you, now bail us out

    12/05/2012 5:52:15 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 17 replies
    DETROIT (WJBK) -- The city of Detroit faces a major financialcrisis and one member of city council thinks President Barack Obama should step in and help.
  • Lake County presses for clear gun laws(FL barf alert)

    12/05/2012 5:49:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    wogx.com ^ | 4 December, 2012 | Mike Synan
    TAVARES, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) - Lake County officials say one of their top priorities is to get the state to clarify its gun laws to prevent stray bullets from landing in residential areas. The problems stems from an area near the Mount Dora Country Club. Earlier this year, Jerry Benedict spoke with FOX 35 reporter Valerie Boey about bullets reaching his yard, describing the sound for her. "Eeeenyow... Kabloom, and it went right through that grass there, right next to us about 8 or 10 feet away!" The gunfire was coming from a private property in a wooded...
  • Danish Police warn of gangland war

    12/05/2012 5:45:52 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies
    Politiken (Denmark) ^ | 4. dec. 2012 KL. 12.28
    Police are warning that a new spate of gang warfare may be on the way and have been searching gang member houses in an attempt to prevent an outbreak of violence. ďZealand police have been searching several addresses in Roskilde, Hedehusene and Copenhagen,Ē Copenhagen West Police say in a news release, adding the operation has been carried out in cooperation with the National Investigation Centre, SKAT and Gang task Force East. ďWe unfortunately haveindications that a conflict is under way,Ē says Supt. Kim Kliver of Task Force East. ďBut todayís operation has been carried out to send gang members a...
  • Will 'diversity' beat 1st Amendment in Round 2?

    12/05/2012 5:42:16 AM PST · by wesagain · 5 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 5, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    "Appellate judges to rule on firing of university administrator over her beliefs "The fight over the ďtyrannyĒ of higher educationís ďdiversityĒ agenda is taking center stage, with judges in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hearing arguments on whether a university can fire an administrator for expressing an opinion that conflicts with the institutionís adopted political perspective. ďIt should be concerning to all Americans that officials at a public institution such as the University of Toledo believe they can fire someone for violating the universityís Ďvalue systemí even though such actions clearly violate the Constitution,Ē said David Yerushalmi of...
  • 10 Illinois Republican Senators join Senate Democrats, passing 41-14 Illegal Alien Drivers Licenses

    12/05/2012 5:40:02 AM PST · by Steelers6 · 54 replies
    Republican News Watch ^ | December 4, 2012 | DOUG IBENDAHL
    A bill to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain an Illinois driverís license passed the Illinois Senate today by a vote of 41 to 14. One Democrat voted ďpresent.Ē The bill is SB957. The 10 Republicans who joined the Democrats in rewarding non-citizens who are already breaking our laws, were: Bill Brady (Sponsor), Kirk Dillard, Tom Johnson, John Millner (Sponsor), Matt Murphy, Carole Pankau, Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (Sponsor), Sue Rezin, Ron Sandack (Sponsor), and Suzi Schmidt. Two Republicans, Pamela Althoff and Dale Righter, took the ultimate lily-livered approach and just didnít vote on the bill. Thatís as bad as...
  • Linebackers don't need guns to kill

    12/05/2012 5:39:39 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-4-12 | joe soucheray
    Populists have been lining up these past few days to get on TV and denounce The Gun. The Gun. If only Jovan Belcher, the Kansas City Chiefs linebacker, didn't have a gun, everything would have been all right. Really? According to one report I read, Belcher shot his girlfriend nine times. He then raced his Bentley over to Arrowhead Stadium and apparently shot himself only once. Nine times. I am loath to wander in the fields of psychiatry, but it seems reasonable to assume that a guy who shoots his girlfriend nine times had an anger problem that had exploded...
  • OíReilly, Goldberg should be careful providing cover for Costas

    12/05/2012 5:39:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 4 December, 2012 | Dave Workman
    The Bob Costas flap has become the gaffe du jour this week, with some well-meant attempts to help the embattled NBC announcer do damage control in the wake of Sunday nightís remarks and Mondayís blistering reaction. Fox Newsí Bill OíReilly and contributor Bernie Goldberg jumped to Costasí defense Monday night and while they made some reasonable points, they also said some things that may just exacerbate the situation, and leave them looking a bit foolish. It's a pity, because both guys seem like honorable men trying to do what they believe is the right thing. To wit, during OíReillyís popular...
  • API Awaits Outcome of Final Keystone XL Hearing

    12/05/2012 5:38:47 AM PST · by thackney · 3 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | December 04, 2012 | Matthew V. Veazey|
    In anticipation of a long-awaited Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) public hearing on TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL (KXL) oil pipeline, the American Petroleum Institute (API) on Tuesday urged President Obama to approve the project. The DEQ's final hearing is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Central time Tuesday in Albion, Neb. On Oct. 30, 2012, the agency released its draft report on a revised KXL route that avoids the environmentally sensitive Sand Hills region in northeastern Nebraska. "With today's final [Nebraska] public hearing, the DEQ can conclude deliberations on this project," said API Central Region Director John Kerekes in...
  • Romney's Defeat Caused by "Extraordinary" Drop in White Male Support[Election Autopsy]

    12/05/2012 5:36:30 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 56 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 4 December 2012 | Daniel Bates
    Failed campaign: Mitt Romney's staff found that he lost an 'extraordinary' number of white, male votes during the election - traditionally key supporters of the Republican party And in another blow, Romneyís own campaign manager also admitted that his infamous 47 per cent comment was Ďthe epitome of low during the campaigní - from which they never recovered. California as he reflects upon what went wrong. Now Neil Newhouse, his campaign pollster, has begun to sift through the data to determine what the key factors were. He said that he had to give Ďcredití to the Obama campaign for getting...
  • Israel awards country's first gay divorce

    12/05/2012 5:34:24 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12-5-12
    An Israeli court has awarded the country's first divorce to a gay couple, which experts called an ironic milestone since same-sex marriages cannot be legally conducted in the Jewish state. A decision this week by a family court in the Tel Aviv area "determined that the marriage should be ended" between former Israeli lawmaker Uzi Even, 72, and his partner of 23 years, Amit Kama, 52, their lawyer, Judith Meisels said. Legal experts see the ruling as a precedent in the realm of gay rights in a country where conservative family traditions are strong and religious courts oversee ceremonies like...
  • AutoZone Employee (and Veteran) Fired After Using His Gun to Ward Off Armed Robber(VA)

    12/05/2012 5:26:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4 December, 2012 | Becket Adams
    When former AutoZone employee Devin McClean grabbed his gun from his car and chased an armed robber out of his store, he didnít think his quick thinking would get him fired. But it did: (video at the site) Business AutoZone Employee (and Veteran) Fired After Using His Gun to Ward Off Armed Robber * Posted on December 4, 2012 at 2:55pm by Becket Adams Becket Adams * Print Ľ * Email Ľ * * * * Comments (262) When former AutoZone employee Devin McClean grabbed his gun from his car and chased an armed robber out of his store, he...
  • Detroit councilwoman to Obama: We voted for you, now bail us out

    12/05/2012 5:26:13 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 57 replies
    By FOX 2 News Staff DETROIT (WJBK) -- The city of Detroit faces a major financial crisis and one member of city council thinks President Barack Obama should step in and help. City Council member JoAnn Watson said Tuesday the citizens support of Obama in last month's election was enough reason for the president to bailout the struggling the city. (Click the video player to listen) "Our people in an overwhelming way supported the re-election of this president and there ought to be a quid pro quo and you ought to exercise leadership on that," said Watson. "Of course, not...
  • Huma Abedin: Working for the Coming Caliphate?

    12/05/2012 5:25:43 AM PST · by Katechon · 23 replies
    In-Extremis | December 5 | Katechon
    The basic condition for Sharia is an islamic state, or . This condition is mostly absent in the West, and is even lacking throughout the wider Muslim world, except in places like Saudi Arabia, Iran, provinces of Afghanistan and Pakistan. A Caliphate has not ruled in the Muslim world since at least the demise of the Ottoman Caliphate in 1924. The project of the Muslim Brotherhood is to reinstate a Caliphate. Al-Qaradawi is the undisputed leader of the Global Muslim Brotherhood, the movement's uber-authority. Based in Qatar, his ultimate, avowed goal is to have the islamic law (Sharia) enforced...
  • Why Terrorist Attacks Have Quadrupled Since 2001

    12/05/2012 5:24:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 5, 2012 | Kerry Patton
    Terrorism is a tactic used by individuals with specific ideologies. Killing an ideology is nearly impossible. The war on terror is a complete misnomer. A war cannot be waged against a tactic. And proving to be an ideological war, evidence demonstrates that today, the tactic of terrorism is actually growing world-wide. Since 2001, the United States and our allies have been engaged in a complex war fighting against an ideology. Many people have been killed while many more have been maimed. Today, it is known via the University of Marylandís Global Terrorism Database, deaths caused by terror have decreased yet...
  • Egypt and the Death of the ĎArab Springí-new constitution puts the final nail in the coffin

    12/05/2012 5:22:11 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 4, 2012 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Egypt and the Death of the ‚ÄėArab Spring‚ÄôPosted By Robert Spencer On December 4, 2012 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 25 Comments Nearly two years after the ¬ďArab Spring¬Ē¬† began in Egypt, the nation¬ís Muslim Brotherhood president has arrogated to himself dictatorial powers, and is ramming through a new constitution that will effectively extinguish the last vestiges of Egyptian democracy and establish Egypt as a Sharia state. Just as I said back in January 2011, when the uprisings against Mubarak began, for the people in Egypt who had real power to...
  • ĎYuval Hamebulbalí Joins New Party

    12/05/2012 5:21:26 AM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/12/12
    Famed childrenís entertainer Yuval Hamebulbal has accepted a spot on the Calcala (Economy) party list. ďAt first when they offered me a place I hesitated. I told them that aside from making children happy and blowing up balloons, I donít understand politics. But when I saw their passion I was swept away,Ē the entertainer said. The party previously included former Big Brother contestant Yossi Bubliel,
  • Clarifying America's Gun Culture

    12/05/2012 5:19:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Since NBC sportscaster Bob Costas went on his halftime anti-gun rant on Sunday using words written by Fox Sports Columnist Jason Whitlock, we‚Äôve heard a lot from the media and from uniformed commentators about America‚Äôs ‚Äúgun culture.‚ÄĚ The fact is, America actually has two gun cultures and it is important to distinguish them from one another. ¬† The first gun culture is deeply seeded in American history and her founding. Founding Fathers like George Washington understood that an armed citizenry would prevent government tyranny, which is why we have the Second Amendment. This is a concept rapper Ice-T understands but...
  • Software tycoon John McAfee appears in public for first time after weeks on the run ...

    12/05/2012 5:19:37 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 4 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | December 4, 2012 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER and ASSOCIATED PRESS
    After weeks on the run, anti-virus software founder John McAfee has gone public in Guatemala, where he plans to ask for asylum because he fears persecution in Belize. McAfee made two public appearances on Tuesday in Guatemala City, where he fielded questions from reporters and proclaimed his innocence in the November murder of a neighbor. McAfee spoke to The Associated Press in a restaurant near a high-end hotel where he is staying in Guatemala City after sneaking out of neighboring Belize. There, the 67-year-old millionaire was pictured kissing his 20-year-old girlfriend Sam Vanegas. He is also in the company of...
  • What a ĎTruceí Means to Hamas

    12/05/2012 5:19:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 5, 2012 | Joseph Puder
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - What a ‚ÄėTruce‚Äô Means to HamasPosted By Joseph Puder On December 5, 2012 @ 12:22 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments Disparate reflections on the recently concluded ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas, which followed eight days of fighting, were revealed in a November 23, 2012 New York Times report: ¬ďPalestinians erupted in triumphant celebrations here on Thursday, vowing new unity among rival factions and a renewed commitment to the tactic of resistance, while Israel¬ís leaders sought to soberly sell the achievements of their latest military operation to a domestic audience long...
  • Planting the Seeds of His Own Demise

    12/05/2012 5:19:28 AM PST · by NCjim · 14 replies
    American Spectator ^ | December 5, 2012 | Peter Ferrara
    The conservative comeback begins now -- on the assumption that a majority of Americans will not welcome a second Great Depression. Stop that cringing! I can already see the light at the end of the tunnel. And it's not pretty for today's neo-Marxist Democrat party. The man you see before you as your President today bears a striking resemblance to the main character in a Greek tragedy. He so reeks of hubris. Every word that drops from his lips speaks a haughty derision of the lesser beings not benighted to be a cog in his political machine. All witness Obama...