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  • Young, gifted and slack {youth unemployment}

    12/05/2012 10:50:29 PM PST · by Cronos · 27 replies
    The Economist ^ | 14 Nov 2012 | Domnic Barton
    One of the biggest problems facing the world in 2013 is the prolonged—and seemingly intractable—crisis of youth unemployment. Put simply, too many young people lack employable skills in a world that has too few skilled workers. The result is that in parts of the Middle East and north Africa youth unemployment remains stuck at around 25%; in Spain and South Africa about half of young would-be workers are unemployed; globally around 75m people aged 15 to 24 are jobless, and the International Labour Organisation expects this dismaying unemployment rate of almost 13% to rise. Clearly, this is a critical business...
  • Same-sex couples can get marriage licenses in Washington state

    12/05/2012 10:03:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 5, 2012, 7:51 p.m. | Andrew Khouri
    Same-sex couples can get marriage licenses in Washington state on Thursday—exactly one month after voters legalized gay marriage. Gov. Chris Gregoire and Secretary of State Sam Reed certified the election results Wednesday, paving the way for the state's first same-sex marriages, which could begin as early as Sunday. Two counties will start issuing marriage licenses within hours—at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. …
  • Voyager spacecraft finds solar system is bigger than thought

    12/05/2012 9:41:12 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    An artist's concept of NASA's Voyager spacecraft, which is now about 11 billion miles from the sun, NASA said. (CNN) -- Are we there yet? If you're Voyager 1 and you're looking for a spot beyond the end of our solar system, the answer is no. NASA officials have been saying for months that Voyager 1 is almost there when it comes to interstellar space as it continues the longest road trip in the history of mankind. Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 took off 16 days apart in 1977, and Voyager 1 is now about 11 billion miles (18 billion...
  • Watch Bill Whittle David Horowitz TV Episodes

    12/05/2012 9:17:05 PM PST · by DWar · 9 replies
    David Horowitz TV ^ | 11.28.12 | Bill Whittle
    William A. "Bill" Whittle (born April 7, 1959 is an American conservative blogger, political commentator, director, screenwriter, editor, pilot, and author. He is best known for his PJ Media internet videos and short films, one of which, "Three and a Half Days", has been watched by over 2.4 million viewers on YouTube as of November 2012. He is currently the presenter of Afterburner and The Firewall, and co-hosts Trifecta with Stephen Green and Scott Ott. He is a former National Review Online contributor and has been a guest on the Fox News Channel, The Dennis Miller Show, Sun TV, and...
  • Watch Bill Whittle David Horowitz TV Episodes

    12/05/2012 9:16:42 PM PST · by DWar · 1 replies
    David Horowitz TV ^ | 11.28.12 | Bill Whittle
    William A. "Bill" Whittle (born April 7, 1959 is an American conservative blogger, political commentator, director, screenwriter, editor, pilot, and author. He is best known for his PJ Media internet videos and short films, one of which, "Three and a Half Days", has been watched by over 2.4 million viewers on YouTube as of November 2012. He is currently the presenter of Afterburner and The Firewall, and co-hosts Trifecta with Stephen Green and Scott Ott. He is a former National Review Online contributor and has been a guest on the Fox News Channel, The Dennis Miller Show, Sun TV, and...
  • US Officials Say Syrian Bombs Are Loaded With Chemical Weapons

    12/05/2012 9:09:51 PM PST · by blam · 39 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-5-2012 | Michael Kelley
    US Officials Say Syrian Bombs Are Loaded With Chemical Weapons Michael KelleyDecember 5, 2012 Unnamed U.S. officials tell NBC News that the Syrian military has loaded the precursor chemicals for sarin nerve gas into aerial bombs. The report comes hours after French weekly magazine Le Point reported that NATO special forces are preparing to enter Syria to secure its chemical weapons stockpiles.On Monday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the U.S. is "certainly planning to take action" if new evidence showed that Bashar al-Assad's regime intended to use its stash of chemical weapons internally or cross-border. Sarin gas, a...
  • Tracy Morgan: I'll Kill My Son If He Acts Gay [Black Hater on Jimmy Fallon Tonight]

    12/05/2012 9:02:58 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    tmz ^ | 6/10/11
    "30 Rock" star Tracy Morgan is under some very serious fire this morning -- after reportedly spewing some disgusting homophobic "jokes" during a performance in Nashville last week. According to reports, Morgan took the stage at the Ryman Auditorium (pictured above) and went off about gays -- saying, "Gays need to quit being p**sies and not be whining about something as insignificant as bullying." He added, "Gay is something that kids learn from the media and programming." When talking about the possibility of his son being gay -- Tracy said he "better talk to me like a man and not...
  • New York Judge Slaps Down Obama Justice Department

    12/05/2012 9:02:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/5/12 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    The Obama administration has been consistently arguing since announcing a year’s grace period for some religious organizations to figure out how to violate their consciences and obey the Department and Health and Human Services abortion-drug, contraception, sterilization mandate, that the controversy over religious freedom and the mandate is over and the Catholics are happy. That, as has been pointed out here before, ignores all the lawsuits pending. And that they are not just from Catholics. Today in New York, a judge dismissed Justice Department claims that the Archdiocese of New York’s lawsuit in response to the coercive mandate is unnecessary....
  • 'Poverty’ like we’ve never seen it

    12/05/2012 8:53:35 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 60 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 27, 2012 | Robert Rector
    The federal government now considers a family of four in New York City to be poor if its pre-tax income is below $37,900.Even with full medical coverage. The calculation helps explain why newly revised Census Bureau figures hike the number of poor Americans to 49 million as of last year, further widening an already yawning gap between ordinary perceptions of poverty and how the government sees it. This breathtaking number begs the question: What does it mean to be “poor” in the United States? To the average American, the word “poverty” means significant material hardship and need. It means lack...
  • Battery maker that received stimulus money could be sold to Chinese company

    12/05/2012 8:53:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Steven Mufson ^ | 12/5/12 | WaPo
    A bankrupt battery manufacturer that was a cornerstone of President Obama’s effort to make the United States a global leader in clean energy technology could end up in the hands of a Chinese company when it goes on the auction block Thursday. Congressional Republicans call the company, A123 Systems, which received $133 million in federal stimulus grants, a textbook case of how the Obama administration wasted taxpayer money trying to nurture new industries. Administration officials say the stimulus money was used to build a new manufacturing facility in Michigan
  • BenghaziGate: Obama Admin Knew Libyan Terrorists Had US-Provided Weapons

    12/05/2012 8:38:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/5/12 | Ben Shapiro
    In a story that’s been largely buried by the media for years upon years – and was doubly buried in the aftermath of the Benghazi terrorist attack on September 11 resulting in the death of four Americans – the New York Times is now reporting that US-approved arms that were supposed to go to Libya rebels went to Islamist terrorists. Even more importantly, the Obama administration knew about it before, during, and after the Benghazi attacks. The Times reports: No evidence has emerged linking the weapons provided by the Qataris during the uprising against Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi to the attack...
  • Government Issues Statement Debunking End of the World: “Just Rumors”

    12/05/2012 8:27:47 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12-5-2012 | Mac Slavo
    Government Issues Statement Debunking End of the World: “Just Rumors” Mac Slavo December 4th, 2012 With the purported 2012 Mayan Apocalypse calculated to take place on December 21st rapidly approaching, thousands of letters have poured into government agencies like NASA from citizens concerned about the end of the world. Doomsday fears surrounding the end of the Mayan calendar, a possible collision with a mystery “Planet X” theorized by some researchers, and pole shift popularized in the Hollywood movie 2012, have forced the government to issue a rebuttal debunking the claims at their USA.gov web site: Scary Rumors about the World...
  • Guatemala detains software guru McAfee, to expel him to Belize

    12/05/2012 8:24:21 PM PST · by posterchild · 9 replies
    Reuters via news.yahoo.com ^ | Dec 5, 2012 | Sofia Menchu
    GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemalan police arrested U.S. software guru John McAfee on Wednesday for illegally entering the country and said it would expel him to neighboring Belize, which he fled after being sought for questioning over his neighbor's murder. McAfee, who had been in hiding for three weeks, crossed into Guatemala with his girlfriend, Samantha, to evade authorities in Belize who wanted to question him as "a person of interest" about the killing of fellow American Gregory Faull. "He entered the country illegally and we are going to seek his expulsion for this crime," Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla...
  • College Official: Construction Site Must Replace 'Sexist' Men Working Sign

    12/05/2012 8:18:43 PM PST · by chessplayer · 40 replies
    The “Men Working” sign is a standard fixture at construction sites, warning passersby that they should be on guard due to potentially dangerous work. That doesn’t seem controversial, but an Ohio college official has declared it anti-women. At Ohio’s Sinclair Community College, Elizabeth Verzi, the school’s Manager of Construction and Planning, ordered the crew to remove a Men Working sign that she called "sexist." The incident occurred the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, as an ALL-MALE construction crew from the company JCrane was working in an area of Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. The crew was told to immediately cease all...
  • Detroit city councilwoman wants ‘bacon’ from President Obama

    12/05/2012 8:12:06 PM PST · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 05 December 2012 | Kristen A Lee
    Detroit councilwoman JoAnn Watson said Obama should help bail Detroit out of its financial crisis. The city faces a budget deficit of more than $200 million and is deep in debt. A Detroit city councilwoman thinks President Obama owes her city for his election victory – and it’s time to pay up. JoAnn Watson said Obama should help bail Detroit out of its financial crisis after its residents overwhelmingly voted him back into the White House, local Fox station WJBK reported. Detroit faces a budget deficit of more than $200 million and is deep in debt. "After the election of...
  • GOLDMAN: The Shale Oil Revolution Is Real, And It Will Have A Massive Impact On The Global Economy

    12/05/2012 8:10:11 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-5-2012 | Rob Wile
    GOLDMAN: The Shale Oil Revolution Is Real, And It Will Have A Massive Impact On The Global Economy Rob WileDec. 5, 2012, 7:55 PMWe are seeing calls that, thanks to shale drilling, the U.S. is poised to become the world leader in oil production, leading some to begin invoking "Saudi America." Today, Goldman Sachs analyst Kamakshya Trivedi, weighed in on the global macro implications of this phenomenon in a note titled: The shale revolution is changing the global energy landscape. The note actually goes further, talking about how the entire economic landscape could potentially change. The main impact, they write,...
  • Bodies found in Iowa could be those of missing girls

    12/05/2012 8:09:57 PM PST · by Alaska Wolf · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 5, 2012 | Mary Wisniewsk,Kay Henderso
    (Reuters) - Iowa police said they have not yet identified bodies found by hunters in a wooded area on Wednesday that could be those of two girls who vanished last summer in a case that received national attention. Captain Rick Abben, chief deputy of the Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office, could not say that the bodies were those of Elizabeth Collins, 8, and Lyric Cook, 10, until they are positively identified by the State Medical Examiner's Office. But Abben said the families of the two cousins had been notified. "It's definitely not the outcome that we wanted," Abben said in...
  • Dem Senators to Strip Gun Rights from Military Vets

    12/05/2012 8:06:28 PM PST · by chessplayer · 25 replies
    Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) hopes to stop a major defense spending bill in its tracks now that Democrats have added an amendment that allows them to take away the guns of certain military veterans. The amendment contains language that bans gun ownership for a broad swath of veterans designated "mentally incompetent." Coburn says the approach is sloppy, and that as of right now, "veterans who simply cannot support themselves financially" are placed under the mentally incompetent label and therefore "cannot buy or possess a firearm."
  • The NASDAQ Got Slammed, And Big Banks Surged — One Firm Thinks This Is A Sign Of Things To Come

    12/05/2012 8:00:31 PM PST · by blam · 1 replies
    <p>It was an interesting an odd day today. Shares of tech leader Apple got destroyed for seemingly no reason, bringing down the NASDAQ.</p> <p>On the other hand, mega-banks like Bank of America and Citi (which announced huge layoffs) surged.</p> <p>That brings us to this recent chart from SocGen, comparing tech vs. banks.</p>
  • Washington Post, MSNBC Hosts, Daily Kos Join Obama in West Wing to Discuss Fiscal Cliff

    12/05/2012 7:55:15 PM PST · by chessplayer · 37 replies
    Before President Obama decides once and for all to fly off the fiscal cliff like a leftist eagle, he’s meeting with all of his lackeys in the media. That started today with four MSNBC primetime hosts entering the West Wing to lick the shoes of the President. First, Ed Schultz tweeted that he was meeting with Obama to discuss the fiscal cliff; then Huffington Post reporter Jennifer Bendery let on that she’d seen Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell, and Al Sharpton – a group with the combined IQ of a single kumquat – entering the West Wing. Maddow apparently gigglesnorted that...