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  • More Than a Game (North on US Military)

    12/06/2012 5:13:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 7, 2012 | Oliver North
    Philadelphia, PA — For most football fanatics, this is the time of year for watching the big conference championship games and wondering whether their favorite college team is going play in a major postseason bowl. Many of the players in these contests will be hoping to shine for the NFL scouts looking to recruit new talent. That's not the case this weekend. Few of the players I'll be watching on Saturday are likely to get a call from Jerry Maguire. They won't be hearing an agent shouting, "Show me the money!" In fact, all the players on the gridiron here...
  • Right to Work Just passed the Michigan Senate!!!

    12/06/2012 5:03:52 PM PST · by taildragger · 1 replies
    taildragger
    Folks, I just got a phone call from someone who is following this real close. The Michigan Senate just passed right to work. No word when it hits the Governors Desk All I can say is wow. I need to second source it !
  • Michigan House passes right-to-work measure in defiance of angry unions, minority Democrats

    12/06/2012 5:01:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 74 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/6/12 | AP
    LANSING, Mich. — Michigan House passes right-to-work measure in defiance of angry
  • Gore to Obama: Talk is cheap on climate

    12/06/2012 4:58:04 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies
    Gore to Obama: Talk is cheap on climate By Ben Geman - 12/06/12 05:06 PM ET Al Gore is calling on President Obama to make climate change a higher priority in his second term. “I deeply respect our president and I am grateful for the steps that he has taken, but we cannot have four more years of mentioning this occasionally and saying it's too bad that the Congress can't act,” Gore said in New York City on Thursday, Reuters reports. The remarks come three weeks after Obama pledged to focus on climate but offered no specific second-term plans and...
  • Oyster company: Obama Admin’s faulty science shut us down (lawsuit)

    12/06/2012 4:41:14 PM PST · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    human events ^ | december 6, 2012 | Audrey Hudson
    A family oyster business recently shut down by the Obama administration’s demand that the public land on which it operates revert to a wilderness area is suing the federal government for what they say is an illegal taking of the property. “Our family business is not going to sit back and let the government steamroll our community, which has been incredibly supportive of us,” Drakes Bay Oyster Company said in a statement. Lawyers for the company, which is situated in Drakes Estero, a tidal inlet off Drakes Bay, will ask a judge in the Northern District of California’s District Court...
  • Macy's to stay open 48 hours on weekend before Christmas

    12/06/2012 4:36:34 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 6, 2012 | Corilyn Shropshire
    Last month for retailers, it was all about post-Turkey spending sprees. In December, at least one retailer is upping the ante by offering an all-night, last minute shopping marathons. Macy's announced Thursday that it would open all of its stores for 48-hours straight, giving last-minute shoppers wiggle room to buy gifts the weekend before Christmas.
  • Depose John Boehner: Why Some Conservatives Are Calling for the Speaker's Head

    12/06/2012 4:26:04 PM PST · by lbryce · 26 replies
    The Week ^ | December 6, 2012 | Ryu Spaeth
    The Ohio Republican is facing a backlash for "purging" four ultraconservatives from important committees. "The Conservative Movement is capable of firing Boehner with just 16 votes," insists the right-wing American Majority Action group. "The Conservative Movement is capable of firing Boehner with just 16 votes," insists the right-wing American Majority Action group. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) pulled four ultraconservative House members from cushy committee assignments this week, a move that was widely perceived as a bid to exercise a degree of control over his raucous caucus. Boehner is in no mood for dissent as he tries to broker a budget...
  • (Howard) Dean: "The Truth Is Everybody Needs To Pay More Taxes, Not Just The Rich"

    12/06/2012 4:25:55 PM PST · by lowbridge · 44 replies
    HOWARD DEAN: The only problem is -- and this is initially going to seem like heresy from a progressive is -- the truth is everybody needs to pay more taxes, not just the rich. And it's a good start. But we're not going to get out of this deficit problem unless we raise taxes across the board, to go back to what Bill Clinton had and his taxes. And if we don't do that, the problem is the pressure is going to be on spending even more.
  • CDC: Language barrier caused chlorine gas leak [sickened nearly 200 people]

    12/06/2012 4:16:40 PM PST · by grundle · 24 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | December 6, 2012 | KELLY P. KISSEL
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A chlorine gas leak that sickened nearly 200 people at a Tyson Foods plant in Arkansas last year happened because a worker who couldn't read the English-language label on a barrel of chemicals inadvertently poured bleach into it, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report released Thursday.
  • Iran tells US to 'recount' drones

    12/06/2012 4:15:07 PM PST · by Red Steel · 14 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10:03AM GMT 05 Dec 2012
    Iran's Revolutionary Guards has told the United States to "recount" the drones in its fleet as it insists that – despite US denials – it captured a small US unmanned spy plane over Gulf waters. "Its capture is not an issue the Americans can easily refute," Guards spokesman Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif was quoted as saying. "I advise the American commanders to recount their drones accurately," he said. The Guards on Tuesday claimed to have recently captured a ScanEagle drone, a low-cost, short-range unmanned aircraft made by Boeing that measures 1.4 metres (4.5 feet) long and with a wingspan of...
  • U.S. Can't Afford Obama's No-Debt-Limit Credit Card

    12/06/2012 4:10:53 PM PST · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 6, 2012
    <p>Fiscal Policy: The president tells business leaders he wants to do away with Congress when it comes to raising the country's legal debt limit and be able to do it all by himself.</p> <p>It was on display again Wednesday, when President Obama told CEOs at the Business Roundtable he is no longer playing the debt ceiling "game" of agreeing to raise the limit in exchange for administration concessions on spending and taxes.</p>
  • House committee purge may continue as Boehner tightens grip (Boehner threats to GOP "dissidents")

    12/06/2012 4:09:18 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/5/12 | David Lawder
    U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner's purge of some dissident Republican congressmen from key committees may continue as he seeks to tighten control over his unruly caucus ahead of difficult votes on "fiscal cliff" issues. House Republican lawmakers said on Wednesday that in addition to the four conservatives who were stripped of their committee assignments earlier this week, other unnamed lawmakers were warned that their votes need to be more in line with party leadership and committee chairmen. In effect, these congressmen are not "team players"
  • How fracking could save the dollar

    12/06/2012 4:05:05 PM PST · by SteelToe · 8 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | December 5, 2012 | Michael Casey
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Ever since the Reagan years, America has played a singularly important role in the global economy as its largest net borrower. Thanks to the shale energy revolution, that’s beginning to change. The implications for the dollar are profound. The U.S. is on track to become the world’s largest oil producer in eight years and the biggest producer of gas in five, according to the International Energy Agency, which projects energy self sufficiency in 25 years. That remarkable turnaround not only shifts the U.S. relationship with the Middle East but, as economists at RBC Capital Markets predicted...
  • Don't let Obama own it!(vanity)

    12/06/2012 4:01:16 PM PST · by impimp · 24 replies
    6 December 2012 | impimp
    Some conservatives are saying that Republicans should let Obama own the economy. Essentially give him what he wants with regard to tax hike, spending, etc. so that Republicans could not be labelled obstructionist. This is garbage! This strategy will mean that Obama will be able to put more in his Santa sack to give to his constituents. More will become dependents and more will love Obama. The Republicans should not "give" Obama anything. They need to fight for lower tax rates and reduced spending. If it means we go over the cliff so be it. The House must be ruled...
  • Disabled daughter dies just hours after state takes her from mom

    12/06/2012 3:51:33 PM PST · by NYer · 36 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | December 4, 2012
    Marie Freyre was born with cerebral palsy and fluid surrounding her brain. She suffered from life-threatening seizures. Even after Marie Freyre died alone in a nursing home 250 miles from the family in North Tampa that loved her, Marie's mother had to fight to bring her home.In March 2011, state child protection investigators took 14-year-old Marie from her mother, Doris Freyre, claiming Doris' own disabilities made it almost impossible for her to care for Marie, who suffered from seizures and severe cerebral palsy. But a Tampa judge signed an order that Marie be returned to her mother, with in-home nursing...
  • Fmr. Thatcher advisor Lord Monckton evicted from UN climate summit after challenging global warming

    12/06/2012 3:47:41 PM PST · by GVnana · 26 replies
    ClimateDepot ^ | 12/6/2012
    Fmr. Thatcher advisor Lord Monckton evicted from UN climate summit after challenging global warming -- 'Escorted from the hall and security officers stripped him of his UN credentials' Excerpt: UK's Lord Christopher Monckton, a climate skeptic, gets evicted After the news conference, and as diplomats gathered for the climate conference president's assessment of how close countries are to agreement, Monckton quietly slipped into the seat reserved for the delegation of Myanmar and clicked the button to speak. "In the 16 years we have been coming to these conferences, there has been no global warming," Monckton said as confused murmurs filled...
  • FEMA teams told to 'sightsee' as Sandy victims suffered

    12/06/2012 3:32:59 PM PST · by Doogle · 21 replies
    FOX ^ | 12/06/12 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Hurry up and wait. That’s what first responders were left to do after being deployed by FEMA to assist in the storm-ravaged areas in the initial days after superstorm Sandy, FoxNews.com has learned. A FEMA worker who spoke to FoxNews.com described a chaotic scene at New Jersey's Fort Dix, where emergency workers arrived as the storm bore down on the Atlantic Coast. The worker said officials at the staging area were unprepared and told the incoming responders there was nothing for them to do for nearly four days. “They told us to hurry, hurry, hurry," the worker, who works at...
  • COL. DAVID HUNT ON THE LIBYAN WEAPONS SNAFU

    12/06/2012 3:30:26 PM PST · by jessduntno · 27 replies
    WRKO Boston ^ | Today | Howie Carr
    It has emerged that The White House secretly gave its blessing to arms shipments to Libyan rebels from Qatar last year and that these weapons were turned over to Islamic militants. We spoke to Fox News military analyst Col. David Hunt about this revelation. http://audio.wrko.com/a/67742793/col-david-hunt-on-the-libyan-weapons-snafu.htm
  • Bailout on the Brink: Judge Set to Rule on Case that Could Reverse Auto Bailout [General Motors]

    12/06/2012 3:13:02 PM PST · by grundle · 43 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | December 6, 2012 | Bill McMorris
    A New York federal judge may rule imminently on a case that could reverse the General Motors (GM) bailout and send the company back into bankruptcy, according to sources close to the case. At issue is a backroom deal hatched by GM to fulfill the Obama administration’s demand for a quick bankruptcy, draining the automaker of nearly all of its cash on hand and leaving it in worse shape than it was when it collapsed in 2009. One condition of GM’s bailout was to shore up its overseas subsidiaries. On the eve of entering bankruptcy, the company cut a $367...
  • Obama's Soviet Mistake

    12/06/2012 3:11:37 PM PST · by unique1 · 16 replies
    pravda ^ | 19.11.2012 | Xavier Lerma
    Recently, Obama has been re-elected for a 2nd term by an illiterate society and he is ready to continue his lies of less taxes while he raises them. He gives speeches of peace and love in the world while he promotes wars as he did in Egypt, Libya and Syria. He plans his next war is with Iran as he fires or demotes his generals who get in the way. Snip....
  • Is Western Intervention In Syria Imminent?

    12/06/2012 3:11:01 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 12/6/2012 | Ed Krayewski
    The NATO Alliance announced earlier this week that Patriot missles will be deployed in Turkey... The USS Eisenhowser was reported to arrived in the area yesterday off the Syrian coast in the Mediterranean. It holds 8,000 soldiers and eight fighter bomber squandrons. The U.S. Senate... has voted for the Pentagon to present military options available on Syria... ...
  • What happened to Ann Coulter?

    12/06/2012 3:10:05 PM PST · by Thad Lost · 103 replies
    Tea Party Nation. ^ | 12/6/12 | Judson Phillips
    Ann Coulter used to be one of the shinning voices of the Conservative movement. She could be counted on to verbally joust and destroy liberal opponents. Suddenly she isn’t doing this. Suddenly she is saying we should give in to Obama. What has happened to Ann Coulter?
  • Right-to-work bill passed in Republican-led Michigan House after walkout by Democrats

    12/06/2012 3:08:40 PM PST · by quantim · 57 replies
    mlive.com ^ | December 06, 2012 at 4:55 PM | Tim Martin
    LANSING, MI - The Michigan Legislature has begun passing right-to-work bills in a historic move that was announced just this morning. The Michigan House voted on House Bill 4054, passing it 58-52 mostly partly-line vote in the Republican-led chamber. The bill goes to the Republican-led Senate, which also is taking up right=to-work legislation today. Bills must pass both chambers and be signed by Gov. Rick Snyder to become law. The vote occurred after Democrats left the House in protest because Republicans would not suspend debate to acknowledge a lawsuit filed to reopen the Capitol, which as closed, according to police,...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,December 6, 2012

    12/06/2012 3:06:14 PM PST · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | December 6,2012 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • White House rules out 14th Amendment option on debt ceiling

    12/06/2012 2:59:16 PM PST · by ColdOne · 16 replies
    politico44 ^ | 12/6/12 | BYRON TAU
    White House press secretary Jay Carney said that the Obama administration does not believe they can unilaterally raise the nation's borrowing limit under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. "This administration does not believe that the 14th Amendment gives the president the power to ignore the debt ceiling -- period," Carney told reporters Thursday.
  • Trayvon Martin shooting: George Zimmerman sues NBC over its coverage of Trayvon Martin case

    12/06/2012 2:55:45 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 58 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 6, 2012 | Susan Jacobsen
    George Zimmerman, the man charged with second-degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, on Thursday sued NBCUniversal Media over the station's coverage of the fatal shooting in Sanford.
  • War on drugs a trillion-dollar failure by Richard Branson

    12/06/2012 2:25:44 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 233 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/06/2012 | Richard Branson
    Editor's note: Richard Branson is the founder of Virgin Group, with global branded revenues of $21 billion, and a member of the Global Drug Commission. Sir Richard was knighted in 1999 for his services to entrepreneurship. Watch today for Branson's interview with CNN/US' Erin Burnett Out Front at 7pm ET and tomorrow (12/7) with CNN International's Connect the World program at 4pm ET (CNN) -- In 1925, H. L. Mencken wrote an impassioned plea: "Prohibition has not only failed in its promises but actually created additional serious and disturbing social problems throughout society. There is not less drunkenness in the...
  • Hahn: High-Speed Rail Project ‘Critical’ To Calif., U.S. Economy

    12/06/2012 2:25:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 6, 2012 1:08 PM | Jan Stevens
    TORRANCE (CBSLA.com) — A Southern California Congresswoman Thursday defended plans for a high-speed rail project despite spiraling costs and concerns about its long-term viability. KNX 1070′s Jan Stevens reports Rep. Janice Hahn (D-Torrance) clashed with a Bakersfield lawmaker during a Transportation Committee hearing in Washington. State legislators in July approved nearly $8 billion in spending on the first phase of the rail project that will ultimately connect the Southland to San Francisco. Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) appealed to the Committee to review the business plan and to assess the viability of investing more funds into the project. “There are...
  • 34 Parties to Run for Knesset

    12/06/2012 2:21:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/12/12 | David Lev
    After weeks of wrangling and infighting, all the parties that plan to run for seats in the19th Knesset have filed the names of their candidates. As of the Thursday night 10 PM deadline for filing, 34 parties had submitted lists, and received authorization from the National Election Commission to run for office. One party that will not be running for office at all is the Atzama'ut party, formerly headed by outgoing Defense Minister Ehud Barak. The party's new number one, Shalom Simhon, said Thursday night that he was dropping out of the party, and of politics. After he announced he...
  • Obama, Boehner staff resume cliff talks: WSJ (Boehner purge over; prepares to surrender to Obama)

    12/06/2012 2:17:56 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 12/6/12 | Robert Schroeder
    Negotiations about how to avoid the fiscal cliff have resumed between the staffs of President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
  • Transsexual woman -- 50 years old, 6 feet 8 -- debuts on Santa Clara junior college basketball team

    12/06/2012 2:09:55 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 46 replies
    InsideBayArea.com ^ | 12/5/12 | Matthias Gafni
    SAN PABLO -- As the buzzer sounds to announce the substitution, a handful of Mission College basketball supporters chant: "Gabbi! Gabbi! Gabbi!" Most of the 50 or so onlookers in the dingy, yellow-tinted gym briefly look up from their chili-cheese nachos and smartphones, and then back down. A few whisper and point at No. 42, marveling at her size. It was the debut of Gabrielle Ludwig, and at 6 feet 8, 220 pounds, with tattoos on her arms and legs, she stands out in the Contra Costa College gym. At 50, the Fremont resident is about three decades older than...
  • Meeting Maya - Food Justice

    12/06/2012 2:08:39 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    Good Times Weekly ^ | Wednesday, 05 December 2012 | Greg Archer
    Santa Cruz’s Maya Salsedo planted the seed for Food Justice and wound up harvesting an award-winning manifesto to boot. Now, her story is inspiring other youth nationwide to create changes within their own communities.
  • Schumer: Jobless Benefits ‘The Best Stimulus There Is’

    12/06/2012 1:45:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 6, 2012 | Matt Cover
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that extending long-term unemployment benefits would be the “best stimulus there is” for the economy, saying it would create the most jobs for the money. … Schumer and fellow Senate Democrats called for yet another extension of benefits for the long-term unemployed before the current benefit extension expires at the end of the year. …
  • Obama hosts Christie for surprise White House visit

    12/06/2012 1:44:30 PM PST · by IbJensen · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/6/2012 | Susan Crabtree
    President Obama hosted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at the White House Thursday morning in an unannounced visit that comes as the administration is preparing a major emergency spending request to cover damage from Hurricane Sandy. News reports have said the request would be $50 billion, and Mr. Christie reportedly wants tens of billions of dollars more. White House spokesman Jay Carney declined to talk about specifics from the meeting or to say how much Mr. Obama will request. "The president is very focused on assisting New Jersey and New York and other affected states in their recovery efforts," he...
  • House Passes Measure Removing Word ‘Lunatic’ From Federal Law (Good one!)

    12/06/2012 1:39:55 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 40 replies
    CBS D.C. ^ | 12/06/12 | CBS D.C. Staff
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – The word “lunatic” will be stricken from federal law under legislation that passed the House by a vote of 398-1 on Wednesday. The congressional action is the most recent effort to eliminate language from the U.S. code that has become outdated or demeaning. Two years ago, Congress removed references in federal law to the term “mental retardation.”
  • Pelosi: Unemployment Benefits ‘One of the Most Important Stimuli for the Economy’

    12/06/2012 1:36:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 6, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said unemployment insurance benefits act as a “safety net for our whole economy,” adding that they simultaneously constitute “probably the most important” stimulus for the economy. During a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday, a reporter asked Pelosi why she has not brought unemployment benefits into the debate over the so-called fiscal cliff. …
  • Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton nominated for Grammys

    12/06/2012 1:33:51 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton nominated for Grammys By Alicia M. Cohn - 12/06/12 03:58 PM ET First lady Michelle Obama and former President Clinton will be competing for music's top prize next year — both have been nominated for a Grammy in the spoken-word-album category. The first lady is nominated for her first book, American grown, and Clinton for his fourth, Back To work: Why we need smart government for a strong economy. The competition will also be a rematch of sorts for the first lady and Ellen DeGeneres, following their friendly push-up competition. DeGeneres is nominated for her book,...
  • Gov. Lincoln Chafee: It’s Not “Tradition” to Call It a Christmas Tree

    12/06/2012 1:31:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 5, 2012 | Jon Street
    Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I-R.I.) told CNSNews.com on Wednesday that his administration calls the decorated evergreen tree erected in the Rhode Island State House in December a “holiday tree”—rather than a “Christmas tree”—because that is what the tree is traditionally called. … But Rhode Island State Rep. Doreen Costa, who has called Chafee “Governor Grinch,” told CNSNews.com that she doesn’t remember Chafee’s predecessor, Gov. (Donald) Carcieri, calling it a “holiday tree”—nor does she recall Carcieri’s predecessor, Gov. (Lincoln) Almond, calling the tree a “holiday tree.” … But Carcieri also referred to it as a “Christmas tree,” she said. … “Governor Chafee,...
  • Hey, Fat Cat Unions: Pay Your “Fair Share”

    12/06/2012 1:30:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 7, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Message for wealth-bashing millionaire actor Ed Asner: Man up and take responsibility for lying to America's schoolchildren. Confronted by a producer for Fox News Channel's "The Sean Hannity Show" this week, the left-wing celebrity claimed he couldn't remember "a thing (he) said" on a vile propaganda video produced and published by the California Federation of Teachers. Asner narrated the unforgettable eight-minute anti-capitalist screed geared toward children. Think Occupy Wall Street meets Sesame Street. "Things go downhill in a happy and prosperous land after the rich decide they don't want to pay taxes anymore," Asner warbles in a folksy grandpa voice....
  • Obama's official inauguration will be private

    12/06/2012 1:24:02 PM PST · by crosshairs · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Stephen Dinan
    Because next year's inauguration falls on a Sunday, President Obama will hold only a small, private swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20, and will hold a big public redo the next day. The Inaugural Committee announced Thursday that activities will last three days: a day of service on Saturday, the small private ceremony on Sunday, and the public swearing-in, parade and balls on Monday. The committee said that the small ceremony is a tradition for inaugurations that fall on Sundays. It will be the second time Mr. Obama has had two swearing-in ceremonies, after Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. botched...
  • 370k New Jobless Claims; Gallup Reports Unemployment Jump to 8.3%

    12/06/2012 1:23:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 12/6/12 | John Nolte
    After a few post-Hurricane Sandy weeks of new jobless claims hitting over 400,000, it looks as though we´ve settled back into the new and accepted normal of new claims landing somewhere in the 360,000 to 390,000 range. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this week saw 370,000 new claims filed. Keep in mind, though, that it´s only in Barack Obama´s America that we´ve learned to celebrate any number under 400,000. We´re nowhere near the point where our economy creates enough jobs to keep up with those lost every week. But because the media will never
  • The GOP Is Dying Because The Liberty Movement Is Thriving

    12/06/2012 1:22:58 PM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | December 6, 2012 | Brandon Smith
    To the point of causing intestinal convulsions, there has been no shortage of analysis on the elections of 2012. Every no-name mop-head mainstream media hack with a niche audience has put in his or her two cents on the finale of perhaps the biggest non-event of the decade and almost every single one of them has been depressingly wrong or completely disingenuous - but perhaps this was to be expected. The word “journalist” has today become synonymous with “whore”, simply because success in the field makes whoredom essential. The job of news outlets is not to report on the facts,...
  • Remember those SHOT Show arrests?

    12/06/2012 1:08:12 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    weaponsman.com ^ | 6 December, 2012 | Weaponsman
    In 2010, the SHOT Show was roiled by the news of almost two dozen executives arrested in a massive bribery sting. The case has just concluded two years of falling apart with an interesting result: the 22 executives arrested are free and clear, and the FBI's ace informant, who seems to be a shockingly bad bloke even as CIs go, is going up the river on the charges that they were holding over his head. The taxpayers are out many millions (tens of millions?) on a political prosecution led by a familiar name -- Lanny Breuer -- to besmirch the...
  • Man accused of stealing from Wal-Mart by using tinfoil-lined backpack

    12/06/2012 1:06:53 PM PST · by Last Dakotan · 25 replies
    Inforum ^ | December 05, 2012 | Forum staff reports
    DILWORTH – Police arrested a man here after they say he used a backpack lined with tinfoil to bypass a store’s security equipment and steal over $100 in merchandise, according to a WDAY news report. Police say Antonio Ramirez, 21, stole $133 in items from Wal-Mart here. Ramirez faces felony charges and up to five years in prison. Using a bag lined with tinfoil to circumvent alarm systems automatically escalates the charge from a misdemeanor to a felony, WDAY reports.
  • ANNIE COULTER TAKES APART THE NUMBERS . THEN SHE SHOWS US WHY WE LOST IN NOVEMBER.

    12/06/2012 12:58:47 PM PST · by jimsin · 104 replies
    ANN/S BLOG ^ | DEC, 5TH 2012 | ANN COULTER
    AMERICA NEARS EL TIPPING POINTO December 5, 2012 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing Services355 I apologize to America's young people, whose dashed dreams and dim employment prospects I had laughed at, believing these to be a direct result of their voting for Obama. On closer examination, it turns out that young voters, aged 18-29, overwhelmingly supported Romney. But only the white ones. According to Pew Research, 54 percent of white voters under 30 voted for Romney and only 41 percent for Obama. That's the same percentage Reagan got from the entire white population in 1980....
  • Man holds 2 accused of road rage at gunpoint

    12/06/2012 12:49:14 PM PST · by Sopater · 26 replies
    WQOW Wisconsin ^ | 12/06/12
    <p>WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) - Police say a man who accused two people in a road rage incident in Wausau held them at gunpoint until officers arrived.</p> <p>A 49-year-old Appleton man called 911 from Highway 29 Tuesday afternoon saying the van he had just passed was ramming his SUV from behind. The dispatcher told the caller to pull off the road and wait for officers.</p>
  • Immigration Not A Fix For An Aging Population

    12/06/2012 12:43:53 PM PST · by zeestephen · 15 replies
    Based on Census Bureau estimates, USA population will increase from 309 million in 2010 to 436 million in 2050, mostly from immigration - However, the working-age (18-65) share of the population will grow only slightly faster.
  • Gun-packing Atlanta air travelers land in jail(GA)

    12/06/2012 12:42:54 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    blogs.ajc.com ^ | 5 December, 2012 | Christopher Seward
    Monday was a busy day for Transportation Security Administration agents on the lookout for weapons at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Within a two-hour period, agents confiscated three guns from travelers and police arrested them, , according to Channel 2 Action News. So far this year, TSA agents have confiscated 87 guns at the airport, one of the busiest in the nation. By comparison, 69 guns were taken from travelers last year at Hartsfield-Jackson.
  • Obama's official inauguration will be private

    12/06/2012 12:42:37 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Dec. 6, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Because next year's inauguration falls on a Sunday, President Obama will hold only a small, private swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20, and will hold a big public redo the next day. The Inaugural Committee announced Thursday that activities will last three days: a day of service on Saturday, the small private ceremony on Sunday, and the public swearing-in, parade and balls on Monday.
  • E. London “mega-mosque” with 4 times capacity of St. Paul’s Cathedral rejected by local council

    12/06/2012 12:42:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:41 EST, 6 December 2012 | (Daily Mail Reporter)
    A missionary Islamic sect has been denied permission to build a controversial mega-mosque with four times the capacity of St. Paul’s Cathedral, it was announced today. The Tablighi Jamaat group saw its plan to build the 9,000-capacity venue in West Ham, east London, rejected by members of Newham Borough Council at a planning meeting. If permission had been granted, Abbey Mills Mosque—also known as the Riverine Center—would have become one of the biggest Islamic centers in Britain and western Europe. …