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  • Police: Gun found in Ill. lawmaker's carry-on bag

    12/06/2012 6:52:48 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | Updated: 12/05/2012 07:51:55 PM CST | TAMMY WEBBER and DON BABWIN
    CHICAGO—A veteran Illinois state senator was arrested Wednesday after allegedly trying to board a flight from Chicago to Washington with a gun and ammunition in a carry-on bag, authorities said. Sen. Donne Trotter, a Chicago Democrat who recently announced he would run to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the U.S. House, was carrying an unloaded .25-caliber Beretta handgun and a magazine clip with six bullets when he tried to board a flight at O'Hare International Airport, according to Chicago police.
  • U.S. Unadjusted Unemployment Shoots Back Up (adjusted rate hits 8.3%)

    12/06/2012 6:49:09 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    gallup.com ^ | 12/6/2012 | Jenny Marlar
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, was 7.8% for the month of November, up significantly from 7.0% for October. Gallup's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 8.3%, nearly a one-point increase over October's rate.
  • Burglary suspect, held at gunpoint, calls 911(TX)

    12/06/2012 6:48:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    star-telegram.com ^ | 5 December, 2012 | Domingo Ramirez Jr. and Bill Miller
    A Parker County woman called 911 early Tuesday, saying that her husband was outside, holding a burglar at gunpoint. "Hurry up now, because my husband's fixing to shoot him," the woman said after giving directions to their house near Springtown. The man with the gun pointed at him had the same idea. He, too, called 911. "He's going to shoot me," he told the operator.
  • Press kicked out of Obama Q & A

    12/06/2012 6:38:32 AM PST · by massmike · 19 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Posted by Rachel Weiner on December 5, 2012 at 12:03 pm
    At a meeting with the Business Roundtable on Wednesday morning, President Obama publicly warned Republicans that he would not negotiate over the debt ceiling. But after those opening remarks, reporters were ushered out of the room so Obama could talk to the gathered CEOs in private. “”Yeah, I think the press is … they’ve probably got enough there to spin a story,” Obama said as the reporters were kicked out of the room. The Roundtable is a business lobbying group made up of high-powered executives whom the president is hoping to rally to his side in the “fiscal cliff” fight.
  • Why Obama Is Wrong on Morsi

    12/06/2012 6:35:55 AM PST · by Katechon · 18 replies
    In-Extremis | December 6 | Katechon
    Obama, as well as main-stream journalists, academics, politicians and diplomats argue that the contemporary Muslim Brotherhood is no longer attached to the vision of the Caliphate. They say the Brotherhood is being transformed by the experience of democracy and of actual governance. It will internalize the culture of democracy, they assure us... Nonsense! Every Brotherhood leader is reaffirming the Brotherhood's mission -- the islamization of everything, from the individual, the family, to the society, the government and even the whole world. Brotherhood supreme guide Mohammed Badie The Muslim Brotherhood is close to achieving the “ultimate goal” set by the group's...
  • Claims Drop To 370K, Beat Expectations Even As Unadjusted Claims Soar By 140K In One Week

    12/06/2012 6:34:23 AM PST · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    And so the BLS and DOL are back to "seasonal adjustments." Because in a week in which the Sandy effect was supposed to fade, at least on a seasonally adjusted basis, nothing could spoil the party. And sure enough, the headline number dropped from an upward revised (how else) 395,000 to 370,000, well below the expected 380,000. The real story, however, is how the DOL is doing all it can to smooth the noise, because in the week ended December 1, Not Seasonally Adjusted Initial Claims soared by 139,678 - the highest since January, to a whopping 498,619. Compare this...
  • Women’s group: Obama’s cabinet ‘clearly’ needs to be 50-percent female

    12/06/2012 6:31:45 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 6, 2012 | Caroline May
    As President Barack Obama finalizes his second-term cabinet picks, the nation’s leading feminist group is pushing for more female appointments. Currently, the president, who garnered 55 percent of the women’s vote on Election Day, has eight females in his 23-member cabinet. According the National Organization for Women, that number isn’t nearly high enough. NOW president Terry O’Neill, in an interview with The Daily Caller, explained that she would like to see complete gender parity in Obama’s second-term cabinet. “I think that if half of the cabinet were women and half of the Supreme Court and half of Congress were women,...
  • Santorum strikes again (NYT attack on Santorum's role in defeating a UN treaty)

    12/06/2012 6:31:05 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12/5/2012 | Gail Collins
    Lately, you’ve probably been asking: “What ever happened to Rick Santorum? The guy who ran for president in the sweater vest? The one who compared homosexuality to bestiality and did 50 push-ups every morning?” It’s certainly been on my mind. Santorum is still in there swinging. Lately, he’s been on a crusade against a dangerous attempt by the United Nations to help disabled people around the world. This week, he won! The Senate refused to ratify a U.N. treaty on the subject. The vote, which fell five short of the necessary two-thirds majority, came right after 89-year-old Bob Dole, the...
  • Lawmaker proposes bill to close stores on Thanksgiving

    12/06/2012 6:29:19 AM PST · by mykroar · 23 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch online ^ | 12/4/2012 | Elizabeth Crisp
    Missouri state Rep. Jeff Roorda, D-Barnhart, wants to stop Black Friday’s blitz on Thanksgiving, so he has proposed legislation that would bar most retail stores from opening on the holiday. "Thanksgiving should be about families, not profit and greed. It's Thanksgiving Day, not Black Friday Eve,” Roorda said in a news release.
  • U.S. Can't Avoid The Entitlement Cliff By Raising Taxes

    12/06/2012 6:23:07 AM PST · by jimt · 38 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/5/12 | Staff
    A new government report finds that the country is heading toward fiscal ruin, and the only way to avoid that is to make deep cuts in entitlement programs; tax hikes can't fix the problem. In other words, what's needed is the opposite of what the Obama administration and congressional Democrats propose as part of the fiscal cliff talks. The Government Accountability Office report found that, even using optimistic assumptions about spending, the government is "on an unsustainable long-term fiscal path" that will lead to debt exceeding the economy within a few decades. The report puts the blame squarely on entitlement...
  • The backpedalling by and for Bob Costas isn’t working

    12/06/2012 6:11:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 5 December, 2012 | Dave Workman
    NBC sportscaster Bob Costas will appear tonight on Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor with host Bill O’Reilly as the centerpiece of a gun rights controversy that just keeps on giving like the proverbial Christmas present with a down-side. He's trying to mollify a lot of angry people and it is obviously not working at Northwest Firearms, Shooters Northwest, Seattle Guns or Gun Rights Media. His media colleagues may be okay with his remarks, and buy his shifting explanations, but that merely has sharpened the philosophical disparity between the media and a huge segment of its audience. This column discussed Mr. O’Reilly’s...
  • Bob Costas is Wrong: Gun Ownership Deters Crime

    12/06/2012 6:07:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    blog.heartland.org ^ | 5 December, 2012 | Maureen Martin
    Sports broadcaster Bob Costas used his platform at NBC’s Sunday Night Football to blame guns for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher’s murder of his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins and Belcher’s subsequent suicide. Costas quoted extensively from a column written by Fox News sportswriter Jason Whitlock, in which Whitlock concludes, without equivocation: What I believe is, if he [Belcher] didn’t possess/own a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today. Never mind the fact that their relationship was so troubled that the KC Chiefs team management was providing counseling to them. And never mind the fact that Belcher had...
  • CFTC Charges Traders With Off-Exchange Precious Metal Trading Scheme

    12/06/2012 6:04:06 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    CFTC.gov ^ | Dec 5 | Dennis Holden
    CFTC Charges Hunter Wise Commodities, Lloyds Commodities, C.D. Hopkins Financial, United States Capital Trust, Newbridge Alliance, Blackstone Metals Group, and their Principals in Multi-Million Dollar Fraudulent Precious Metals Scheme CFTC alleges that defendants conducted illegal, off-exchange commodity transactions, and deceived customers in connection with financed transactions in precious metals Washington, DC - The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that on December 5, 2012, it filed a civil injunctive enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Hunter Wise Commodities, LLC; Hunter Wise Services, LLC; Hunter Wise Credit, LLC; Hunter Wise Trading,...
  • Rich Lefties and Their Taxes

    12/06/2012 5:55:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2012 | Larry Elder
    Ah, the hypocrisy of tax-hikers who do everything they can to avoid the taxes they wish to impose on others. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.: He tried to avoid $500K in his home state's sales and excise taxes by docking his newly purchased $7 million 76-foot yacht in Rhode Island. Massachusetts lowered its state income tax in 2001. Given the presumably large number of rich people who pine to pay more taxes, the state allowed tax filers to check a box and voluntarily pay the old, higher rate. In a liberal state of over 3 million tax filers, how many volunteered...
  • Abbas Says E1 Construction is a "Red Line"

    12/06/2012 5:52:42 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 10 replies
    Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday denounced Israel's plans to build homes in the area known as E1. AFP reported that Abbas said the plan was "a red line that cannot be tolerated" and warned he would take all the legal means available to prevent such a "dangerous" decision. "We went to all international parties to prevent this settlement decision, and if it goes ahead we will resort to all legitimate and legal methods," he warned, according to the report. E1 refers to an area that connects Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim. It was designated nearly 20 years ago for...
  • Business Closing listed on dailyjobcuts.com

    12/06/2012 5:50:27 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 9 replies
    December 6 , 2012 Tireman Auto Service Centers Leaving Woodville Mall Ohio Location The Lost Rivers Medical Center in Arco is eliminating its long-term care center - up to 30 Jobs Lost Skelly and the Bean Capital Hill Seattle WA - Closing, Hopefully Opening New Location Blockbuster Crestwood Location in AL? Family Dollar in Fayetteville NC JCIM at the National Turnpike location KY? British supermarket chain Tesco is considering closing down its 200 American Fresh & Easy grocery stores The Tacoma Chevy’s Restaurant WA The Philips Lighting plant in Bath NY to Close by End of 2013 - 280 Jobs...
  • U.S. weekly jobless claims drop 25,000 to 370,000

    12/06/2012 5:44:44 AM PST · by John W · 25 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | December 6, 2012 | Jeffry Bartash
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fell by 25,000 to a seasonally adjusted 370,000 in the week ended Dec. 1, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's the third straight decline and lowest reading in one month. Initial claims from two weeks ago were revised up to 395,000 from an original reading of 393,000, based on more complete data collected at the state level. The average of new claims over the past month, meanwhile, edged up by 2,250 to 408,000. The four-week average reduces seasonal volatility in the weekly data and is seen as a more accurate barometer of...
  • Rep. Rooney on video of Benghazi attack: ‘It was very difficult to watch’

    12/06/2012 5:39:11 AM PST · by SmileRight · 32 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 12/4/2012 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    After a classified briefing on the attack on the Benghazi consulate, Rep. Tom Rooney, R-FL, said he “learned a lot” from National Intelligence Director James Clapper. “I learned we do not have the adequate protection at our compound in Libya, in Benghazi, and if that’s the case in other dangerous areas of the world, then we have a lot of work to do at the State Department to make sure our people are safe,” said Rooney, a member of the House Intelligence Committee. Rooney said they watched the attack unfold...
  • CHICAGO ANTI-GUN POL’S ARREST SHOWS TRUE GUN CONTROL HYPOCRISY, SAYS CCRKBA(IL)

    12/06/2012 5:35:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 31 replies
    ccrkba.org ^ | 5 December, 2012 | ccrkba
    BELLEVUE, WA – Today’s arrest of Illinois State Sen. Donne Trotter by authorities at O’Hare International Airport for having a gun in his carry-on bag is a revealing look at the hypocrisy of anti-gunners, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Trotter was arrested at a security checkpoint early this morning. A candidate for the 2nd Congressional District seat vacated recently by Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., Trotter had a .25-caliber Beretta semiautomatic pistol in his bag. The Chicago Tribune said Trotter told police he worked late last night as a...
  • Poll: Likud Beyteinu-39, Labor-19

    12/06/2012 5:34:59 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    A Panels Politics Institute poll...predicts the following elections results were they to take place today, before the resignation of Amir Peretz: Likud Beyteinu-39, Labor-19, Jewish Home-12, Shas-10, Yesh Atid-8, The Movement-6, UTJ-5, Meretz-5.
  • Thousands Of US Troops Arrive Near Syrian Shore On USS Eisenhower

    12/06/2012 5:34:30 AM PST · by Strategy · 83 replies
    Russia Today ^ | December 6, 2012
    The USS Eisenhower, an American aircraft carrier that holds eight fighter bomber squadrons and 8,000 men, arrived at the Syrian coast yesterday in the midst of a heavy storm, indicating US preparation for a potential ground intervention. While the Obama administration has not announced any sort of American-led military intervention in the war-torn country, the US is now ready to launch such action "within days" if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad decides to use chemical weapons against the opposition, the Times reports.
  • Bob Costas Fails to Learn the First Rule of Holes… (Video)

    12/06/2012 5:34:27 AM PST · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-6-2012 | Mike LaRoche
    …when you’re in one, stop digging.Last night on MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell”, Bob Costas continued to make a fool of himself on the issue of firearm ownership, lamenting America’s supposed “Wild West, Dirty Harry” gun culture. Costas claimed that young men in their twenties and thirties are incapable of being responsible gun owners. Here’s a clip:http://www.youtube.com/embed/aVbJT4r33MgTell me, Mr. Costas, do you believe the tens of thousands of young men serving in our armed forces to be incapable of handling firearms responsibly? Moreover, do you believe civilians like me – 37 years old and the holder of a...
  • Time for a Nuremberg Trial for Hamas and the Pipers of Death

    12/06/2012 5:27:13 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 6, 2012 | Giulio Meotti
    Back in the 1970s, law expert Yoram Dinstein argued that according to UN definitions, terrorism and incitement against Israelis constituted genocide. That’s why Israel, with the help of a few Western democracies, should set up a Nuremberg-type initiative for Palestinian terror leaders, who must be charged for inciting and committing genocide. In the name of the peremptory principle nullum crimen sine poena, ”No crime without a punishment,” we should prosecute Palestinian terrorists, whether as individuals or entities. They are hostes humani generis, “common enemies of humankind.” The initiative would be a powerful rebuke of the failed International Criminal Court in...
  • A Lawyer’s Tips on Negotiating for Dummies and Congressional Republicans

    12/06/2012 5:26:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2012 | Kurt Schlichter
    Somewhere, there’s a whiplash lawyer who runs his law office out of a van down by the river who watches the congressional Republicans attempt to negotiate the fiscal cliff crisis and has to turn his head away. John Boehner and his inept coterie of GOP establishment cronies have made every mistake in the book. It’s professionally embarrassing. Frankly, if these hacks were my associates, they’d be on a street corner with signs reading “Will litigate for food.” Congress is famously full of lawyers, but what people don’t understand is that it is really full of bad lawyers. Good lawyers tend...
  • RAHN: Vote higher taxes now, regret it later (GOP should think before erring)

    12/06/2012 5:17:17 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 3, 2012 | Richard Rahn
    If you are a member of Congress and you wish to be re-elected, do you increase your chances of winning by voting for or against raising taxes on the “rich”? In decision theory, “regret” is defined as the difference between the actual payoff and the payoff that would have been obtained if a different course of action had been taken. In the upcoming votes on the “fiscal cliff,” members of Congress will be making decisions about what is best for the economy and the nation and what is best if their highest goal is re-election.For a member of Congress to...
  • An armed society is a civil society; a knifed and booted society is a dangerous one

    12/06/2012 5:00:33 AM PST · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    BookwormRoom.com ^ | 12-5-2012 | Bookworm
    I grew up deathly afraid of guns. This wasn’t like my fear of snakes and spiders, which seems to be pretty atavistic. Instead, this was a learned fear: Guns kill people. Guns also kill innocent animals that should, instead, die nice clean deaths in factory farms, before being sliced up and packaged in cellophane. I knew the truth: guns are bad, very, very bad.Then I went to England and learned that guns aren’t the only bad things. My sojourn in England coincided with the explosive rise of soccer hooligans, louts who traveled the length and breadth of England, and periodically...
  • What the Bible says about a Palestinian state

    12/06/2012 4:54:52 AM PST · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    WND ^ | December 05, 2012 | Joel Richardson
    Exclusive: Joel Richardson sees prophets declaring 'utter devastation' on PA territories On Nov. 29, 2012, 138 nations passed U.N. Resolution 67/19 on “The Question of Palestine.” The resolution expresses support for the right of “the Palestinian people … to their independent State of Palestine.” In light of this deeply profound and historical event, and in light of the overwhelming and global bias against the nation of Israel, it is essential that all students of the Bible stop to consider what the Bible says about the future of both the nation of Israel and “Palestine.” When one surveys the many biblical...
  • DETAILS: THE PLAN TO STEAL YOUR 401(k)

    12/06/2012 4:40:06 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 99 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    DETAILS: THE PLAN TO STEAL YOUR 401(k)November 29, 2012 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We have a couple of sound bites from the New School professor of economics, the New School for Social Research professor of economics Teresa Ghilarducci, who explains the theft -- uh, the purchase -- of your 401(k) by the government. TIME Magazine now has a big story out saying that this must happen. It must have to happen to save us all. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: By the way, TIME Magazine is not the only one floating this idea for the regime to claim your 401(k). And coming...
  • Why Obama and the Euro-Socialists Want Abortion and Somodite "Marriage"

    12/06/2012 4:27:18 AM PST · by Katechon · 58 replies
    December 6 | Katechon
    Christian folks in the West are in the process of becoming a minority. With the contraceptive pill, the profanation of marriage, and easy abortion, we don't reach anymore the threshold required for the reproduction of our civilization. Our Christian nation is self-aborting. It's a phenomenon akin to a civilizational suicide. RUSSIA:
  • The Kingdom of Fairness

    12/06/2012 4:11:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    We are still borrowing more than $1 trillion a year. Barack Obama has added more than $5 trillion to the national debt in just his first term alone. Such massive borrowing is unsustainable. Someone somehow at some time has to pay it back. Obama would agree. He once alleged that George W. Bush's much smaller deficits were "irresponsible" and "unpatriotic." Obama himself vowed to cut the budget deficit in half by the end his first term. Instead, Obama's annual deficits have never gone below $1 trillion. Three ways to establish a long-term trajectory toward a balanced budget were under discussion....
  • Christmas for Obama Bundlers

    12/06/2012 4:00:14 AM PST · by IbJensen · 2 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 12/5/2012 | 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...
  • In Leadership, Appearances Matter

    12/06/2012 3:55:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2012 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Last week, I was exiting my neighborhood Starbucks when I happened to overhear a middle-aged man talking to a younger man who appeared to be his son. "It matters what you wear," the older man told the younger, whose clothes reflected a cross of grunge and goth. "When you go out with your friends on the weekend, you can dress one way; when you are going to a job, it matters what you wear." While many might argue that appearance should not matter, we know in reality that it does. Expectations vary by subculture. What is acceptable for a musician...
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court strikes down abortion restrictions as ‘unconstitutional’

    12/06/2012 3:52:25 AM PST · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 12/5/2012 | Kirsten Andersen
    OKLAHOMA CITY, December 5, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Oklahoma’s highest court has blocked two laws regulating abortions in the state. One of the laws required that abortionists show mothers an ultrasound image of their child and tell them about fetal development before they go through with the abortion. The other tightened safety restrictions on the use of abortion-inducing drugs. In separate decisions, the court said the laws, which were passed with wide bipartisan support in the state legislature, violated the 1992 U.S. Supreme Court case Planned Parenthood v. Casey. “The challenged measure is facially unconstitutional pursuant to Casey,” the justices wrote...
  • Fire Boehner: We Only Need 16 Votes to Depose Boehner

    12/06/2012 3:35:45 AM PST · by IbJensen · 48 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/5/2012 | Ned Ryun
    If conservatives want to keep the House and win the Senate, we need to fire John Boehner as speaker of the House. We only need 16 House votes to do it. As most conservatives know, Boehner and the House GOP Steering Committee decided to purge four conservative House members from their committee. Congressmen Justin Amash and Tim Huelskamp were removed from the House Budget Committee, and Congressmen David Schweikert and Walter Jones were cut from the Financial Services Committee. Amash, Huelskamp, and Schweikert were targeted because they were too fiscally conservative—all three have voted against Boehner’s debt ceiling hikes. Amash...
  • A Self Resurrecting type of American Hope

    12/06/2012 3:03:55 AM PST · by San Rafael Blue · 10 replies
    12/06/12 | floyd a. logan
    Like many of my Tea Party/ conservative/ liberterian friends, I am, slowly learning what surviving Obama is going to look like. I'm trying to recall when I last felt so badly as on the date of Nov. 6th, 2012 (may it live in infamy!). It was a deep sense of loss. Hmmm, probably such as when I found that the local Humane Society had 'done away' with my little dog Juanita Florinda, a glossy blondish cocker spaniel. I had waited a day too late to return for her. Boy did I grieve. I was grateful no one saw a tears....
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - December 6, 2012

    12/06/2012 2:48:05 AM PST · by sneakers · 12 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-p34761/ httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Right to Work in Michigan- Lawmakers consider a law to help the lagging state economy

    12/06/2012 2:43:08 AM PST · by equaviator · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 5, 2012
    <p>Unions lost big in Michigan in November when voters rejected Proposal 2, Big Labor's plan to canonize collective bargaining in the state constitution. Now they are facing a backlash with the happy possibility that Michigan could become the 24th right-to-work state.</p>
  • We don’t need no intuition

    12/06/2012 1:38:10 AM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 5 December 2012 | Neil Withers
    US scientists have developed a way to solve crystal structures that combines powerful computational methods with data from experiments or databases – but that does not require much human input. Previous computational methods to predict structures rarely use experimental data, take a long time and are limited to compounds with small unit cells. They also give structures that generally have lower symmetry than those which have been experimentally determined, suggesting that the answers may not be quite right.‘One of the dirty little secrets that people don’t generally talk about is that, with a lot of these methods, you always...
  • U.S.-Approved Arms for Libya Rebels Fell Into Jihadis’ Hands

    12/06/2012 12:59:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 5, 2012 | JAMES RISEN, MARK MAZZETTI and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    .........................The United States, which had only small numbers of C.I.A. officers in Libya during the tumult of the rebellion, provided little oversight of the arms shipments. Within weeks of endorsing Qatar’s plan to send weapons there in spring 2011, the White House began receiving reports that they were going to Islamic militant groups. They were “more antidemocratic, more hard-line, closer to an extreme version of Islam” than the main rebel alliance in Libya, said a former Defense Department official. The Qatari assistance to fighters viewed as hostile by the United States demonstrates the Obama administration’s continuing struggles in dealing with...
  • Tanks deployed in Cairo after deadly overnight clashes

    12/06/2012 12:52:33 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 21 replies
    France 24 ^ | 12/6/2012
    Egypt’s army deployed tanks outside Cairo’s presidential palace on Thursday following overnight clashes between supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, which killed at least three people, according to the Interior Ministry. Overnight clashes between supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo killed at least three people and wounded more than 270, the Interior Ministry said Thursday, deepening the political crisis over expanded presidential powers and a controversial draft constitution. Pitched battles erupted Wednesday afternoon outside Cairo’s Heliopolis presidential palace and continued into the early morning Thursday in the first civilian clashes between the rival camps...
  • Heart cells coaxed to divide and conquer

    12/06/2012 12:33:50 AM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    NATURE NEWS ^ | 05 December 2012 | Kerri Smith
    The heart does have a limited ability to heal itself — and a genetic 'trick' can harness this. Can heart cells renew themselves, and can scientists help them do so? Two papers published online in Nature today suggest that heart muscle cells can make copies of themselves at a very low rate1, but that a genetic trick can prompt them to do a better job2. Those results give hope that hearts damaged by cardiovascular disease — which causes the deaths of almost 17 million people a year — could be coaxed to regenerate themselves. Heart muscle cannot renew itself very...
  • Russia: Magnitsky whistleblower dies in London

    12/06/2012 12:02:19 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    AFPC Russia Reform Monitor ^ | 12/3/2012 | Amanda Pitrof
    Alexander Perepilichny, a Russian businessman who turned whistleblower and provided evidence against those linked to the 2009 death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his estate in London. According to Reuters, Perepilichny was helping Swiss prosecutors uncover a powerful Russian fraud syndicate at the time of his death, and previously served as a witness against the Klyuyev Group, a network of officials and others involved in tax fraud in Russia. He sought political refuge in Britain in 2009, before approaching authorities with evidence of the involvement of Russian government officials in the theft of the...
  • ScienceShot: Cocoon Preserves Microbe for the Ages

    12/05/2012 11:52:21 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 3 December 2012 | Sid Perkins
    Credit: Benjamin Bomfleur; (inset) Hans Kerp/Muenster University Cocoons don't just protect developing eggs and larvae; they can also preserve fossils for hundreds of millions of years. Scientists have discovered a 25-micrometer-long, teardrop-shaped protozoan (left) trapped in the wall of an egg case produced by a leech between 200 million and 215 million years ago. The Triassic-era relic's coiled stalk and large, horseshoe-shaped nucleus make it an ancient doppelgänger of the modern-day Vorticella (right), a group previously unknown in the fossil record, the researchers report online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. As soft-bodied organisms, protozoans...
  • The Face of Egypt's Next Revolution: The Madinat Nasr Cell

    12/05/2012 11:46:12 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Monitor ^ | 11/20/2012 | Andrew McGregor
    A raid by Egyptian security forces in a suburb of Cairo on October 24 revealed an unexpected intersection of several important threads in the evolving security situation in the Middle East, including a possible revival of domestic terrorism in Egypt, the attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi and Cairo, the cross-border shipment of Libyan arms, the growing Islamist role in the Syrian insurgency, the growth of Islamist militancy in the Sinai, the return to arms by political prisoners freed during the Egyptian Revolution, a possible reversal in the declining fortunes of Egypt’s internal security services and a new direction...
  • CNN:(Video Report) U.S. preparing for Syria chemical attack

    12/05/2012 11:27:55 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | December 5th, 2012 08:53 PM ET | CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
    Sources tell CNN the United States is huddling with allies on what a chemical attack by Syria's Bashar al Assad would look like and there are reports that Assad maybe looking for asylum in Latin America.
  • Heads reportedly roll at ATF over Fast & Furious

    12/05/2012 11:17:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 34 replies
    Examiner ^ | DECEMBER 4, 2012 | DAVE WORKMAN
    Heads may roll at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as four key officials involved in Operation Fast and Furious may be fired, two more demoted and one suspended and transferred, sources have confirmed to this column. Word first leaked over the weekend about three of the reported firings at Town Hall and Breitbart, which curiously carried much the same text under two different bylines. UPDATE: Fox News, quoting the Wall Street Journal, is reporting however that these dismissals are only recommendations from an agency review board. This column regrets any error. Former Phoenix Special Agent in Charge...
  • Missouri man with 5 guns, 200 rounds, machete in trunk charged in Portland with interstate stalking

    12/05/2012 11:05:15 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 15 replies
    Sun Journal ^ | 12-5-12 | Judy Harrison
    PORTLAND — A Missouri man has been charged in U.S. District Court with interstate stalking. Benjamin Lee, 52, threatened to kill his estranged wife and “mount her head on the wall,” according to an FBI affidavit. He made his first appearance Wednesday in federal court in Portland. U.S. Magistrate Judge John H. Rich III ordered that Lee be held without bail until a detention hearing can be held Monday. Lee originally was arrested in September and charged in state court with domestic violence stalking and having a loaded firearm in a vehicle after his wife reported that he was driving...
  • The Tea Party Purge of 2012

    12/05/2012 11:02:07 PM PST · by neverdem · 58 replies
    Slate ^ | Dec. 4, 2012 | David Weigel
    Republican leaders are punishing some of the party’s most conservative members. And they won’t go down without a yelp. Everybody knew that Tim Huelskamp would make trouble in Washington. That was sort of the point of Tim Huelskamp. In 2009, when a safe Republican seat in western Kansas opened up, State Sen. Huelskamp established himself as the mad-as-hell candidate. He told conservative bloggers of his fight to defund Planned Parenthood, ban gay marriage, and keep Kathleen Sebelius out of the Obama cabinet. In one TV ad, as the mellow-looking Huelskamp climbed into a tractor, voters were told that he “went...
  • 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. …