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  • Gunmen break into St. Petersburg home and test mettle of parents with newborn, police say

    12/11/2012 6:00:46 PM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | 10 December, 2012 | Peter Jamison
    ST. PETERSBURG — If the safety of those you love was threatened, how would you respond? Many people contemplate this question with commingled curiosity and fear. For Jeremy Reed and Anna Soto, the answer came early Sunday when a pair of violent men burst into the bedroom where they slept with their 7-day-old daughter. -------------------------------cut------------------------ By then, one of them had grabbed the keys to Soto's Mazda 6. They barreled out the front door and into the car. Reed ran back to the bedroom and emerged with a .22 rifle belonging to Soto. He stepped outside and pointed the gun...
  • Sonia Sotomayor reveals that her husband brought a bag of Quaaludes to their wedding night

    12/11/2012 6:00:40 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 87 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/11/12
    She also told other unusually personal stories about her upbringing in the Bronx, like how she unknowingly brought her cousin to a drug den where he shot up heroin. Sotomayor went on to describe how her personal health battle with diabetes caused her to fear dying at a young age and, in turn, stopped her from having children. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told of these intimate stories about her upbringing in her memoir, titled 'My Beloved World', which is due to be released in January.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ What Will Be In Your Christmas Stocking? ~ 12 December 2012

    12/11/2012 6:00:00 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 76 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission StatementShowing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want To Know..... What Will Be In Your Christmas Stocking? Click here and take the quiz! To share your results, click "Get HTML", then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • CAIR: Michigan Governor Urged Not to Sign Anti-Islam Legislation

    12/11/2012 5:56:27 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 26 replies
    The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today announced that state legislator Dave Agema's anti-Islam bill, known officially as HB 4769, may pass this week during Michigan's lame duck legislative session. (The bill is currently on the legislative calendar.) CAIR-MI is calling on all people of conscience to urge Governor Snyder to veto the biased bill which is among those that seek to impose government-sanctioned discrimination on followers of a minority faith. TAKE ACTION NOW (Michigan residents only. If you know anyone in Michigan please forward this alert to them.) http://tinyurl.com/ContactGovSnyder Michigan State Representative Dave Agema (R-Grandville),...
  • Police: Conn. man posed as doctor to examine women

    12/11/2012 5:44:46 PM PST · by massmike · 17 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 12/11/2012 | Matt Stout
    A Connecticut man is in custody after police say he concocted a twisted scheme in which he lured women to his Salisbury beach home, told them he was a doctor and performed invasive exams — all while hidden cameras rolled. David E. Anderson, 44, was ordered held on $500,000 cash bail in Newburyport District Court, where he pleaded not guilty to several charges, including possession of child pornography and four counts of photographing an unsuspecting nude person, according to the Essex County District Attorney’s office. The Newtown, Conn., man is also accused of secretly videotaping underage girls at the Salisbury...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Metes Out Vigilante Justice

    12/11/2012 5:44:22 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 6 replies
    Spiegel.de ^ | 12/11/2012 | By Nicola Abé and Matthias Gebauer in Cairo
    During clashes with opponents of President Mohammed Morsi last Wednesday night, the Islamists took prisoners and tortured them with beatings. Eyewitness reports suggest that the police tolerated the attacks. The Islamists got hold of Mohammed Omar just as he was delivering bandages to a gas station where injured people were being treated. "You're an enemy of God!" they yelled at him. "There were five men. They beat me and dragged me away," says Omar, a computer expert who lives in Cairo. His face is bruised and his eyes are swollen shut, and his wrists are cut from the plastic cuffs...
  • Women in combat a really, really bad idea

    12/11/2012 5:41:35 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 83 replies
    Renew America ^ | 12-7-12 | Bryan Fischer
    America's daughters should not be sent into combat. Period. Part of the reason is philosophical: we want to live in a nation where we expect men to use their strength to protect the women in their world, not the other way round. But there are immensely practical reasons as well. God simply did not design women to have the same size, upper body strength, or stamina as men. It's just plain stupid to ignore this biological fact of nature. The Washington Post, for instance, recently ran a story on the "throwing gap" between men and women, which has stubbornly persisted...
  • Former Sweetwater Cop Executed for Nine Murders

    12/11/2012 5:40:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    SunSentinel ^ | December 11, 2012
    A former Florida police officer was executed Tuesday night for the murder of nine people 26 years ago.
  • [18 Hypocrite] Dems Ask for Delay to Obamacare Med Device Tax They Voted for in the First Place

    12/11/2012 5:36:52 PM PST · by grundle · 16 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | December 11, 2012 | John Kartch
    In a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid, 18 Democrat senators and senators-elect have asked for “a delay in the implementation” of the Obamacare medical device tax. Like most of the significant tax increases in Obamacare, the medical device tax is scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2013, conveniently after the 2012 presidential election. Each of the 18 Democrat signatories voted for or supported Obamacare in the first place. And now they want a sweetheart exemption from one of its most onerous provisions. Even in Washington DC, that shows a lot of gall. The signatories to the letter are...
  • Report sees middle class growing, Islamist terrorism subsiding by 2030

    12/11/2012 5:35:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 10, 2012 | Peter Finn
    By 2030, for the first time in human history, a majority of the world’s population will not be impoverished and a politically powerful global middle class could total 3 billion people, up from 1 billion today. … These are among the findings of a quadrennial report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds, by the National Intelligence Council, which reports to the U.S. director of national intelligence. … The world the council foresees is one in which the United States is no longer a uniquely dominant global power but remains preeminent because of its legacy strengths, its ability to form coalitions and...
  • North Korea launches rocket in defiance of critics

    12/11/2012 5:24:42 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    North Korea launches rocket in defiance of critics 8:07pm EST SEOUL (Reuters) - Isolated and impoverished North Korea launched its second long- range rocket of 2012 on Wednesday in what it said was a bid to put a satellite into space. The North launched the rocket close to the first anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong-il and as elections loom in South Korea and Japan. The launch, reported by South Korean media, was confirmed by South Korea's Defense Ministry. Pyongyang says it is entitled to launch a satellite into space but critics say the rocket development is...
  • Scarborough: Conservative Media 'Destroying' Republican Party

    12/11/2012 5:23:54 PM PST · by drewh · 18 replies
    Andrew Brietbart's Big Journalism ^ | 10 Dec 2012 | Larry O'Connor
    Joe Scarborough, MSNBC's "House Conservative," showed his desperation to please his liberal audience today on his 2nd place cable morning show "Morning Joe." Watch the video below to see the former Republican congressman explain that the conservative movement has lost its way thanks to "talk radio hosts and bloggers" who are "making tens of millions of dollars. They’re getting rich, and hey’re irrelevant." In the world according to Joe, major media companies throw millions of dollars to tv and radio hosts based on their LACK of significance. Scarborough spoke in shallow vagaries, in keeping with the show's grueling format which...
  • Paulson, Bernanke, And Geithner: You Were Right - We Were Wrong — Thank You For Saving The Economy

    12/11/2012 5:22:45 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-11-2012 | Mark Dow
    It's Time To Tell Paulson, Bernanke, And Geithner: You Were Right And We Were Wrong — Thank You For Saving The Economy Mark Dow, Behavioral MacroDec. 11, 2012, 2:07 PM URL Mark Dow is a proprietary trader and author of the blog Behavioral Macro. The U.S. Treasury this morning rid itself of the last piece of exposure it had to AIG, the insurer at the center of the 2008 financial crisis. Both the Fed and the U.S. Treasury intervened heavily during the crisis, with the ostensible objective of stabilizing the system and circuit-breaking the self-reinforcing fear that was already rippling...
  • Obama 'confident' GOP will relent on tax increases

    12/11/2012 5:18:39 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Obama 'confident' GOP will relent on tax increases Posted by CNN Political Unit (CNN) - With tax hikes and federal spending cuts only weeks away, President Barack Obama said he is 'optimistic' a deal will be met to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff and anticipates Republicans will not hold middle-class taxes 'hostage' in budget negotiations. "I remain optimistic that there are enough people of goodwill in this town that recognize our economy will be much better off; American families will be much better off if we get this done," the president said in an interview with Barbara Walters on ABC,...
  • Book Review: Glenn Beck's Agenda 21

    12/11/2012 5:18:04 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 7 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 December 2012 | Christian Gomez
    Agenda 21 - Glenn Beck, Harriet Parke, 2012 Book Review: Glenn Beck's Agenda 21 The New American 11 December 2012 Picture yourself living in a small cell in a tightly packed set of compounds divided from the rest of the world by a fence. Your every action is monitored. Your nourishment and water are carefully rationed and given only at designated times. The color of your uniform identifies your occupation. No you are not in prison, but rather the citizen of an all-powerful Republic that has replaced what was once the United States. This fenced set of compounds, located somewhere...
  • Stunner: California’s cap-and-trade on track to deliver 14% of promised revenue in first auction

    12/11/2012 5:17:26 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 11, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Just think — if Democrats win the midterm elections in 2014, we could see this kind of success on a national scale!  California has struggled with massive budget deficits for years, but the political class in Sacramento stumbled on the perfect solution to falling revenues and rising costs … soaking the business world to seize more capital for further spending.  The state held its first auction of cap-and-trade credits, and projected that businesses would spend a billion dollars in buying, er, vapor.  Those projections were just a teensy bit optimistic, as Bloomberg’s Steven Greenhut explains: In late November, the California Air...
  • California college student claims he was suspended for his politics, sues school

    12/11/2012 5:15:54 PM PST · by Nik Naym · 11 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 12/11/2012 | Maxim Lott
    <p>"A student at Fresno State University is suing his professors for allegedly putting him on disciplinary probation because of his politics, and he has video that he says proves his case."</p> <p>“I can’t think of a reason besides that they just don’t like conservatives, and just don’t like to answer questions on anything.”</p>
  • EXCLUSIVE: A Baby For Former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager: Delight for GWB & His wife Laura

    12/11/2012 4:50:12 PM PST · by drewh · 21 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 16:27 EST, 11 December 2012
    She has become a hit on the Today Show with her warm on-air presence, but Jenna Bush Hager will be taking time off from the small screen to have her first child, MailOnline can reveal. The daughter of former President George W Bush is expecting a baby with her husband Henry Hager - and debuted her bump on the NBC show on Tuesday morning. The pretty blonde, 31, looked blooming as she showed off her fuller figure as she joined her twin sister Barbara at the UNICEF Snowflake ball in Manhattan last month. And as she returned to her New...
  • Fracking Can Help Fix the CO2 Problem

    12/11/2012 4:38:42 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies
    ©2012 Reason ^ | December 10, 2012 | A. Barton Hinkle
    America’s carbon-dioxide emissions are actually falling. In fact, they have not been this low since 1992. And while no single factor can account for the entire shift, much of the credit goes to something environmentalists often detest: hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Among power sources, the worst source of CO2 emissions by far is coal. Natural gas generates half the CO2 per kilowatt-hour, and in the past few years natural gas has displaced coal to a remarkable degree. This year gas-fired electricity generation equaled coal-fired generation for the first time. According to the Energy Information Administration, that trend will continue as...
  • 75 Percent of Obama's Proposed Tax Hikes To Go Toward New Spending

    12/11/2012 4:35:28 PM PST · by drewh · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10:04 AM, Dec 11, 2012 | By DANIEL HALPER
    Seventy-five percent of the new revenue pulled in by President Barack Obama's "fiscal cliff" plan would go toward new spending, not toward deficit reduction, the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee contends. Here's a chart, detailing how money from the new tax hikes would be distributed: According to the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee, $1.2 trillion of the proposed $1.6 trillion in tax hikes would go toward new spending, while only $400 billion would go toward deficit reduction. "The [president's] plan called for $1.6 trillion in new taxes, twice what the president asked for in the campaign....