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  • Tea partiers must hang tough

    12/15/2012 11:53:17 AM PST · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    WND ^ | December 14, 2012 | Star Parker
    Star Parker urges freedom-lovers to continue fight to restore America Now, suddenly, the tea party is everybody’s whipping boy. Liberals, in the wake of the election, gloat about what they see as liberalism’s return to the mainstream and cheer the end of the Republican “extremists.” And, despite the spin, which never stops in Washington, it is not accidental that four prominent tea-party congressmen have been purged from key committee posts by Speaker John Boehner. So as the Washington “establishment” cozies up to the mindset that a bloated, debt-ridden America can go on just fine as long as there is political...
  • Egypt's ousted president slips, hits his head

    12/15/2012 11:52:50 AM PST · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/15/12 | AP
    (AP) Egypt's ousted president slips, hits his head CAIRO An Egyptian security official says ousted president Hosni Mubarak has slipped in the bathroom in the prison where is serving a life sentence, hitting his head. The official says the ailing Mubarak, 84, was treated in Cairo's Tora prison Saturday for head injuries and a chest bruise. He says Mubarak slipped before two months ago but did not injure himself.
  • 'Nothing Will Ever Be The Same'

    12/15/2012 11:47:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 12/15/12 | MATTHEW KAUFFMAN
    -snip- One of those killed, first-grade teacher Victoria Soto, died after hiding her students, a source told The Courant. Soto was a teacher in room 10, the classroom next to where the shooting began, the source said. She hid her students — 15 or 16 of them, some possibly in a bathroom — before the gunman entered the room. He wanted to shoot more people, the source said, but, seeing no one but Soto, he shot her, then left the room, the source sad.
  • Gun Control Advocates Sue Web-Based Gun Sales Company

    12/15/2012 11:47:01 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 18 replies
    Business Insider | Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/13/12 | Dahleen Glanton
    Gun control advocates filed a groundbreaking lawsuit in Chicago Wednesday seeking to make companies that sell firearms over the Internet more accountable. The lawsuit filed by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence specifically names Armslist.com, an Internet gun website that links gun sellers with potential buyers.
  • Muslims Riot, Jews Banned from Temple Mount

    12/15/2012 11:46:01 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/12/12 | Maayana Miskin
    Jews have been barred from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem until Sunday, the last day of Hannukah. The Temple Mount is the holiest site on earth according to Jewish tradition. The ban is aimed at preventing a Muslim riot at the site. Riots are thought to be particularly likely following Friday prayers. ......
  • How Africa's first commodity exchange revolutionised Ethiopia's economy

    12/15/2012 11:28:52 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | December 13, 2012 | Lauren Everitt
    Cereal fields in Ethiopia's Arusi-Bale plains, where the commodity exchange has facilitated trade between buyers and sellers. While government leaders, NGOs and corporations devise strategies to churn out more food for future generations, Eleni Gabre-Madhin is taking a different approach. Concerned by a 2002 famine in her home country of Ethiopia that followed bumper crops in 2000 and 2001, the Stanford-educated economist decided it was time to go beyond food production and take a hard look at distribution. The result? Africa's first commodity exchange. As the founder and outgoing CEO of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX), Gabre-Madhin established a reliable...
  • The Great California Commercial Vehicle Purge is underway

    12/15/2012 11:20:45 AM PST · by twistedwrench · 72 replies
    12/15/2012 | TW
    All “registered owners” of vehicles weighing more than 26,000 GVW have received this letter over the past couple weeks. This edict, only applies to diesel powered vehicles used as a function of business. Privately used vehicles are exempt, at this time. Compliance is very expensive, Diesel Particulate Filters, start around $10,000.00 per vehicle. New vehicles are as high as, $140,000.00. This is an enormous expense to California business owners, which obviously will be passed on. California business also has to comply with a carbon credit scam and undoubtedly, the future recension of Prop 13 protection of commercial property. There are...
  • Manufacturing In The US Is Making A Historic Comeback

    12/15/2012 10:51:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/15/2012 | Charles Fishman
    For much of the past decade, General Electric’s storied Appliance Park, in Louisville, Kentucky, appeared less like a monument to American manufacturing prowess than a memorial to it. The very scale of the place seemed to underscore its irrelevance. Six factory buildings, each one the size of a large suburban shopping mall, line up neatly in a row. The parking lot in front of them measures a mile long and has its own traffic lights, built to control the chaos that once accompanied shift change. But in 2011, Appliance Park employed not even a tenth of the people it did...
  • Transgender player attains college basketball first

    12/15/2012 10:49:37 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 45 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 12/14/2012
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The women’s basketball team at Mission College expected the bleachers to be full and the hecklers ready when its newest player made her home court debut. In the days leading up to the game, people had plenty to say about 6-foot-6-inch, 220-pound Gabrielle Ludwig, who joined the Lady Saints as a mid-season walk-on and became, according to advocates, the first transsexual to play college hoops as both a man and a woman.
  • Helpful union surrogate vows to chase Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s daughter to soccer game

    12/15/2012 10:47:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/15/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    The great thing about Democracy – as I’m sure you’ll all agree – is that once the campaigns, debates and battles are over and the people have spoken, everyone can pick up the pieces and get on with productive work to advance the principles each side believes in. Clearly, such is the case in Michigan, where defeated but undaunted union advocates have already begun dusting themselves off and …Nope. LANSING — A speaker at a union protest against right-to-work legislation said if Gov. Rick Snyder signed the bill he would get “no rest” and that protesters would be at his...
  • Why most Americans don't go along with the calls for gun control

    12/15/2012 10:42:30 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 33 replies
    Renew America ^ | 15 December 2012 | Tim Dunkin
    By Tim Dunkin Yet another mass shooting has taken place, and before the smoke barely had time to clear, those on the Left were already leaping into action in their efforts to politicize this terrible tragedy for their own partisan ends. Predictably, a broad spectrum of social parasites have attached themselves to the shooting in Connecticut, leeching off the devastation to try to gain support for their agenda. Rahm Emanuel's advice to "never let a crisis go to waste" has become a watchword of late for the Left, and this has never been on display more nakedly than in the...
  • Petition asking White House to consider building Death Star exceeds 25,000 signatures

    12/15/2012 10:41:47 AM PST · by Cheerio · 10 replies
    michelle malkin blog ^ | December 13, 2012 | Doug Powers
    Paul Krugman could write a whole book explaining why we should follow through with this petition: Our favorite of these petitions this month has to be from Colorado man “John D” who, as we reported last week, wants the government to secure resources and funding to begin the construction of a Death Star by 2016. His rationale for building the mega-weapon from the ‘Star Wars‘ movies is as much public works project than direct threat to the little green men who could be living below Mars’ surface. “By focusing our defense resources into a space-superiority platform and weapon system such...
  • Let Us Now Praise the 1 Percent (They pay their fair share and much more)

    12/15/2012 10:41:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/15/2012 | Deroy Murdock
    The scariest thing about lies is that if they are repeated often enough, people eventually assume that they are true, especially when they go largely unchallenged by the victims of those very lies. The president of the United States has lied so often about “the 1 percent” that even House speaker John Boehner, and some wobbly Republicans, have swallowed Obama’s toxic fiction that “fairness” requires the rich to surrender more of their money to Washington — albeit through narrower deductions rather than higher tax rates. Washington’s problem is not a paucity of revenues but a nicotine-like addiction to blowing through...
  • Washington Post Column: To solve our debt problems, let’s sell Alaska

    12/15/2012 10:38:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/15/2012 | Steven Mufson
    Steven Mufson is a Washington Post reporter covering energy and other financial news. He has enjoyed visiting Alaska without needing his passport. ___________________ The prospect of once again hitting the federal debt ceiling has provoked the ritual round of hand-wringing about the intractable nature of this $16 trillion conundrum. But there is a simple, elegant option that involves no tax increases, no spending cuts and just a bit of imagination. Sell Alaska. hat’s right. Put the entire state — from Juneau to Deadhorse, from the Bering Strait to the Beaufort Sea — on the auction block. Absurd? No more absurd...
  • The Fiscal Cliff Diversion Has Nothing To Do With Tax Policy

    12/15/2012 10:35:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/15/2012 | Nathan Lewis
    One thing that united both the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street, around 2009, was their opposition to corporatism/crony capitalism. Someone had committed some very big crimes, and they were getting away with it. Immense sums were being stolen from taxpayers, mostly by big banks, around the world. Companies that should have gone bust instead were bailed out and became even more dominant. Politicians were bought and paid for by Big Business – not all big businesses, but a relatively small group of companies whose names we all know well. This issue has strangely disappeared from official discussion. Now we...
  • Police doing a late-night probation check get wrong address, go to home of Maine militia head ...

    12/15/2012 10:19:45 AM PST · by Daffynition · 61 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | Dec. 15, 2012 | Abigail Curtis
    BELMONT, Maine — Mack Page was sound asleep in his bed at 11 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, when he was startled awake by the frantic barking of his black Labrador. “What have I got now?” the 63-year-old commander of the Maine Militia remembers wondering. “A raccoon? A coyote?” But it was none of those things. Instead, Page’s dark residence on a quiet Belmont road suddenly was lit up by men outside his windows carrying flashlights. He lives alone, he’s not in the best of health and he was scared. “They called, ‘State police! Come out with your hands up!’”...
  • The Overton Window (how Ubama will not let Sandy Hook crisis go to waste)

    12/15/2012 10:15:00 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    The Overton Window, by Glenn Beck The Overton window is a political theory that describes as a narrow "window" the range of ideas that the public will find acceptable, and that states that the political viability of an idea is defined primarily by this rather than by politicians' individual preferences.[1] It is named for its originator, Joseph P. Overton,[2] a former vice president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.[3] At any given moment, the “window” includes a range of policies considered politically acceptable in the current climate of public opinion, which a politician can recommend without being considered too...
  • Protecting Our Rights to Protect Our Children

    12/15/2012 10:05:36 AM PST · by Bill Russell · 16 replies
    www.williamrussell.net ^ | 12/15/2012 | Bill Russell
    Everyone should be appalled at the killings which occurred in Connecticut yesterday. There is nothing more evil than a person who would harm innocent children - whether out of hate for an individual or group, or for an ideology. A prayer for the victims and mourning families is the appropriate first response. The second response should be to make sure it never happens again. There is no question that firearms were involved. We will all learn more about the types of weapons, how they were used, and when and where they were purchased. But less than 24 hours after the...
  • Is the American Economy Being Deliberately Destroyed? (Vid-8:48)

    12/15/2012 10:04:41 AM PST · by bayouranger · 36 replies
    trevorloudon.com ^ | 14DEC12 | bill whittle
    Is the looming economic destruction of America deliberate? Bill Whittle thinks so. So do I.
  • Gunman had "altercation" with school staff day before masssacre

    12/15/2012 10:03:16 AM PST · by xsrdx · 227 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 15, 2012 | Tracy Connor
    The gunman in the Newtown massacre had an "altercation" with four staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School the day before he killed 20 children, six adults and himself there, Connecticut and federal officials told NBC News Saturday. Three of the four staff members were killed Friday in one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history. The fourth staff member was not at school that day and is being interviewed by federal and state investigators, NBC News’ Pete Williams said. Two days before that, Adam Lanza, 20, went to a sporting goods store in Danbury, Conn., and tried to...