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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...
  • Newtown Shooter Had Asperger Syndrome, And Some US Gun Facts

    12/15/2012 9:39:53 AM PST · by Perdogg · 142 replies
    As we reported last night, buried inside the NYT biopic of Newtown shooter Adam Lanza was arguably one of the most important missing pieces in the story, at least so far, which could provide clues into partially explaining yesterday's tragic loss of young life, namely that the 20 year old man suffered from Asperger Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism (two conditions which are being merged in the upcoming update of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) manual of mental disorders), which has been traditionally associated with social communication difficulties, including flat affect, and one which in some clinical studies...
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Faints, Has Concussion

    12/15/2012 9:37:04 AM PST · by No One Special · 161 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 15, 2012 | Fox News
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is suffering from a concussion after fainting. Below is a statement from her Philippe Reines, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State.“While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion. She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors. At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with Department and other officials. She is looking forward to being back in the office soon.”
  • Hillary Clinton faints, suffers concussion

    12/15/2012 9:29:03 AM PST · by brewcrew · 89 replies
    CBCNEWS/AP ^ | 12/15/12 | AP Staff
  • Jindal’s op-ed to sell contraceptives over-the-counter 'very troubling'

    12/15/2012 9:27:45 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 31 replies
    http://lifesitenews.com ^ | December 14, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has proposed that oral contraceptives should be available to all women without a prescription or doctor’s examination in an op-ed that has drawn praise from Planned Parenthood and condemnation from some in the pro-life movement. He called a new report from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), calling for oral contraceptives to be sold over-the-counter, “a common-sense call for reform.”
  • As a Newtown resident, parent, and law abiding gun owner…

    12/15/2012 9:23:21 AM PST · by DTogo · 93 replies
    Vanity ^ | Dec. 15, 2012 | DTogo
    Yesterday was the dark day always in the far corner of my head, and only brought to the forefront when friends or family sometimes ask why I carry a hand gun on simple everyday errands and activities. My answer is two-fold; because it's my Constitutional Right to do so, and there are a lot of crazy people out there in the world today, maybe even in Newtown. That once back-of-the-mind thought was also there everyday as my youngest boards the bus to spend about 7 hours in a completely defenseless environment where teachers and parents are not allowed to “carry”...
  • New Army Manual Orders Soldiers Not To Criticize Taliban

    12/15/2012 9:20:12 AM PST · by RetiredArmy · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 11, 2012 | None listed
    New Army Manual Orders Soldiers Not To Criticize Taliban Or Anything Related To Islam Here is a strong indicator that the Obama Administration’s crusade to appease Islam has gone too far; a new U.S. military handbook for troops deployed to the Middle East orders soldiers not to make derogatory comments about the Taliban or criticize pedophilia, among other outrageous things. It gets better; the new manual, which is around 75 pages, suggests that Western ignorance of Afghan culture— not Taliban infiltration—is responsible for the increase in deadly attacks by Afghan soldiers against the coalition forces. The soon-to-be-released Army handbook is...
  • Gunman's mother owned weapons used in Connecticut school massacre

    12/15/2012 9:07:22 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 40 replies
    NBC ^ | Dec 15 2012 | Pete Williams and Kari Huus
    The weapons used in Friday’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., were legally purchased and registered to Nancy Lanza, the mother of the gunman, Adam Lanza, two law enforcement officials told NBC News.
  • Sandy Hook elementary school gunman Adam Lanza learned to shoot from his gun-collecting mom

    12/15/2012 9:05:56 AM PST · by maggief · 36 replies
    NYDN ^ | December 15, 2012 | Matthew Lysiak , Dennis Slattery AND Corky Siemaszko
    His mother taught him the way of the gun. Adam Lanza, the troubled nerd who turned a Connecticut school into a slaughterhouse, learned how to shoot under the watchful eye of his demanding mom Nancy. “She said she would often go target shooting with her kids,” landscaper Dan Holmes said. Nancy Lanza wound up being the first of her son’s 27 victims when he used one of her guns to shoot her dead. Holmes, who often mowed the grass at the Lanza’s sprawling Newtown home, told Reuters the doomed mom was proud of her arsenal and once showed him a...
  • First pictures of the tragic children murdered in their classrooms (title truncated)

    12/15/2012 9:04:34 AM PST · by Justaham · 13 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 12/15/12 | James Nye
    Original title: First pictures of the tragic children murdered in their classrooms after 'deeply disturbed' gunman massacred 26 at Connecticut school --------------------------------- These are the first pictures of the victims who died in a shooting rampage when a 'deeply disturbed' gunman went classroom to classroom at a Connecticut school. Ana Marquez-Greene, seven, was killed when the shooter opened fire on children and teachers at 9.30am on Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Twenty-six people died in the mass shooting. The little girl and her older brother had attended Linden Christian School nearby, before moving with their parents to Newtown in...
  • US-Iranian nuclear talks fail. Iran has plutonium for 24 Nagasaki-type bombs

    12/15/2012 8:56:12 AM PST · by Dave346 · 43 replies
    Debka ^ | December 15, 2012
    The secret, one-on-one nuclear negotiations President Barack Obama launched with Iran have run into a blank wall. A senior Iranian team member, Mostafa Dolatyar, said Friday, Dec. 14 in New Delhi that the diplomatic process for solving the nuclear issue with Iran was in effect going nowhere, because the demand that Tehran halt its 20-percent enrichment of uranium “doesn’t make sense.” He went on to say: “They [the world powers] have made certain connections with purely technical issues and something purely political. In so far as this is the mentality and this is the approach from 5 + 1 (the...
  • No Way Out

    12/15/2012 8:53:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2012 | Peter Schiff
    By upping the ante once again in its gamble to revive the lethargic economy through monetary action, the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee is now compelling the rest of us to buy into a game that we may not be able to afford. At his press conference this week, Fed Chairman Bernanke explained how the easiest policy stance in Fed history has just gotten that much easier. First it gave us zero interest rates, then QEs I and II, Operation Twist, and finally "unlimited" QE3. Now that those moves have failed to deliver economic health, the Fed has doubled the...
  • How 'genius' honor student Adam Lanza became masked killer

    12/15/2012 8:45:53 AM PST · by BunnySlippers · 303 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/15/12
    Ms Conte called the ordeal 'sad' for Lanza and his family, and suggested that the violence is a portion of a much larger situation. 'Guns are easy to point to, but it's really a mental health issue.'
  • Dallas Fed Richard Fisher: Fed Risks 'Hotel California' Monetary Policy

    12/15/2012 8:42:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    At least one Fed governor understands the Bernanke Fed's hyper-accommodative monetary policy has no exit. Today on CNBC "Squawk Box", Dallas Fed governor Richard Fisher complained Fed Risks 'Hotel California' Monetary Policy. Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher told CNBC that he's worried the U.S. central bank is in a "Hotel California" type of monetary policy because of its "engorged balance sheet." Evoking lyrics from the famous song by The Eagles, he said he feared the Fed would be able to "check out anytime you like, but never leave." Fisher said on "Squawk Box" that he argued against revealing the new...
  • Radical Left Fanatics

    12/15/2012 8:30:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    We have all seen the outrageous, even violent, demonstrations by the leftist big-labor protesters in Michigan over the recently adopted Right-to-Work legislation.  The mirror image happened last February-March when Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin legislature similarly addressed labor laws. It seems the left – the same people with those "Tolerance" and "Diversity" bumper stickers on their Subaru – are the first ones to cross the line of civility.   In my home state of Colorado the left's latest hot button is hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."  Fracking has been used for more than 60 years to successfully drill over a million...
  • Syrian Scuds Land Near Turkish Border - NATO

    12/15/2012 8:09:36 AM PST · by Fennie · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 14, 2012
    BRUSSELS, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Several Scud missiles fired at rebels by Syria have landed "fairly close" to the Turkish border, NATO's top military commander said on Friday in a blog explaining why Patriot anti-missile batteries are being deployed to Turkey. The comments by U.S. Admiral James Stavridis, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe, were the first to confirm that Scuds have come down near the border of Turkey, a NATO member state. Stavridis also described the situation in Syria as "chaotic and dangerous".
  • Instead of Gnashing and Wailing and Looking Back...

    12/15/2012 8:05:24 AM PST · by blu · 42 replies
    self
    Where do we go from here?
  • Right-to-Work Laws Shouldn’t Exist, so Why Am I Happy about What Happened in Michigan?

    12/15/2012 8:05:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I was very critical of the General Motors bailout since it largely was designed to give undeserved special benefits to the UAW union. I’m also very down of teacher unions because they sabotage reforms that would help poor children trapped in failed government schools. And I’m definitely opposed to the excessive pay and benefits that politicians grant to bureaucrats in exchange for votes and money from government employee unions (as cleverly depicted in this great Michael Ramirez cartoon).So why, then, do I have mixed feelings about the recently enacted right-to-work law in Michigan?Here’s some of what I wrote almost 25 years...
  • Do Civilians Armed With Guns Ever Capture, Kill, or Otherwise Stop Mass Shooters?

    12/15/2012 7:57:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 90 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 14 December, 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    Backers of laws that let pretty much all law-abiding carry concealed guns in public places often argue that these laws will sometimes enable people to stop mass shootings. Opponents occasionally ask: If that’s so, what examples can one give of civilians armed with guns stopping such shootings? Sometimes, I hear people asking if even one such example can be found, or saying that they haven’t heard even one such example. Naturally, such examples will be rare, partly because mass shootings are rare, partly because many mass shootings happen in supposedly “gun-free” zones (such as schools, universities, or private property posted...
  • SHOTS FIRED INSIDE BIRMINGHAM HOSPITAL, 3 INJURED, GUNMAN KILLED

    12/15/2012 7:51:14 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 64 replies
    www2.alabamas13.com ^ | December 15, 2012 | Aaron Hutchens
    Birmingham police are on the scene at Saint Vincent's Hospital this morning, where somebody fired a gun early this morning. We have now learned that a police officer and two hospital employees were injured during that shooting, and they have been taken to UAB hospital. Their injuries were not life threatening. The gunman was killed during the shooting. Police say that the public is not in any danger, and that the situation is under control. Our reporter on the scene says additional nurses have been called in to work.
  • Stop Subsidizing the Slaughter

    12/15/2012 7:49:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2012 | Paul Driessen
    Congress and the White House are struggling to find even one subsidy or entitlement program that they are willing to cut. Meanwhile, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) insists that the 2.2-cents per kilowatt-hour Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind electricity should be extended yet again – and then (maybe, partially) phased out over the next five years. By then, claims CEO Denise Bode, wind energy could be cost-competitive with other energy sources. What nonsense. No evidence supports any of this. Wind energy is a net jobs and economic loser. By raising electricity costs for factories, internet hubs, offices, malls,...
  • Occupy Supporter Russell Simmons to Throw (hip-hop) Ball for Obama, Tickets Start at $500

    12/15/2012 7:40:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/13/12
    Occupy Supporter Russell Simmons to Throw Ball for Obama, Tickets Start at $500by Breitbart News 13 Dec 2012 **SNIP** The black-tie Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball will take place at the Harman Centeron Jan. 20. The gala, hosted by Russell Simmons’s Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, drew the likes of LL Cool J, T.I. and Nick Cannon in 2009, and just like 2009, VIP tickets will still carry the same eye-popping $2,500 price tag.
  • Many single women, a key bloc, are avoiding GOP

    12/15/2012 7:37:19 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 215 replies
    AP ^ | December 15, 2012 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    DENVER (AP) — Sara Stevenson spends her working hours surrounded by Republicans, namely the married men who work alongside her in a Denver oil and gas firm company. But after hours and on weekends, she usually spends her time with other single women, and there's not a Republican in sight among the bunch. "There was just no way I could have supported any Republican this year," said Stevenson, 31. "They skew so much to the religious right. ... They focused so much on taxes. It's not something that women in my demographic really care about. I've never heard my friends...
  • China Is Officially Dusting The U.S. In Manufacturing (And That's OK)

    12/15/2012 7:29:31 AM PST · by blam · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12-13-2012 | Jordan Weissmann
    China Is Officially Dusting The U.S. In Manufacturing (And That's OK) By Jordan Weissmann Dec 13 2012, 12:20 PM In 2010, China just barely edged out the United States as the world's top manufacturer by output -- a distinction it hadn't held since 1850. Still the two countries were basically neck and neck. No longer. The United Nations has updated its national accounts data to capture 2011, and thanks to China's breakneck growth, its manufacturing output is now leaving ours in a cloud of coal dust, as shown in this graph from AEI's Mark Perry. China's trend line is practically...
  • DuPage County Homeowner Fires Shots At Intruder(IL)

    12/15/2012 7:21:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    chicago.cbslocal.com ^ | 11 December, 2012 | NA
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A homeowner shot an intruder in his home in unincorporated DuPage County near Naperville on Tuesday, but the suspect was able to get away. A school in the area was briefly on lockdown after the shooting. The incident happened on Woodcrest Drive in the Steeple Run subdivision. CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports, Tuesday morning, homeowner Richard Niemiec fired his 9mm handgun at least eight times at a burglar standing at his back door, after being roused out of bed by his dog.
  • Democrats: Put Obama's Medicare board (Hussein's death panel) on the table

    12/15/2012 7:19:57 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/15/12 | Elise Viebeck
    Democrats: Put Obama's Medicare board on the tableBy Elise Viebeck - 12/15/12 10:05 AM ET The healthcare law's controversial Medicare board should be on the table in deficit-reduction talks, House Democrats said this week. Killing the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which Sarah Palin decried as a "death panel" in June, could ease Republican concessions as part of a year-end deficit deal, Dems said. "I think everything has to be on the table," said Rep. Dan Boren (Okla.), one of healthcare reform's most consistent Democratic opponents. "Anything that could help along the way to get some agreement," said Rep. David...
  • Merry Christmas, America-Haters?

    12/15/2012 7:15:53 AM PST · by IbJensen · 3 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 14, 2012 | L. Brent Bozell III
    When TNT was preparing its annual special "Christmas in Washington" with the president of the United States, you'd think the last star musician they would consider to join the official caroling would be Psy, the South Korean rapper. What on Earth is Christmasy about this man's invisible-horse-riding dance to his dorky disco-rap hit "Gangnam Style"? It's not exactly the natural flip-side to "O Holy Night." But TNT couldn't resist this year's YouTube sensation. This inane publicity stunt backfired when the website Mediaite reported on Dec. 7 that Psy (real name: Park Jae-sang) had participated in a 2002 protest in which...
  • The other ObamaCare middle class tax hike arrives in 2014 (and 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018...)

    12/15/2012 7:04:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/12/12 | John Hayward
    The other ObamaCare middle class tax hike arrives in 2014By: John Hayward 12/12/2012 09:14 AM If you think it’s been horrifying to watch ObamaCare pop open like a jack-in-the-box filled with tax increases over the last couple of weeks, just wait until the huge new taxes on health insurance companies hit in 2014. A study commissioned by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) lays out the details: The [Affordable Care Act] imposes a new sales tax on health insurance that starts at $8 billion in 2014, increases to $14.3 billion in 2018, and will continue to increase each year. The Joint...
  • A badge don’t make it right…

    12/15/2012 7:02:52 AM PST · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    Durable Faith ^ | 12/11/2012 | Staff
    We have been conditioned to submit to anyone wearing a badge by our society, schools, and often even our churches. The result of unquestioned submission to authorities often produces the opposite result to the ideals of the civil society and equally applied law and order that we are seeking. Consider the badges below: 1.Why is it ok for the DHS and FEMA to treat Americans like terrorists, but it’s not OK for the KGB to send Russian “dissidents” to Siberia? 2.Why is it OK for the UN and the CIA to be involved in the overthrow of sovereign nations but...
  • Connecticut gun laws among the toughest in the U.S.

    12/15/2012 7:01:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 44 replies
    eveningsun.com ^ | 14 December, 2012 | Ryan Teague Beckwith
    Supporters and opponents alike of gun control will point to this fact in the coming days: Connecticut already has some of the toughest restrictions on gun laws in the United States. For gun control supporters, the shooting at a Newtown elementary school will be one more piece of evidence that even stronger laws are needed, including at the national level. “We have some of the strongest gun laws in the United States, but if you don’t have strong federal gun laws, that makes it that much more difficult,” said Ron Pinciaro, executive director of Connecticut Against Gun Violence. But advocates...
  • Evil Is to Blame

    12/15/2012 7:00:04 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-14-2012 | J. Christian Adams
    Evil Is to Blame J. Christian Adams Pay close attention to what gets blamed for the Newtown school shooting. Evil is to blame for these horrific murders and nothing else. Listen closely to the rhetoric over the coming weeks. How often will evil be named as the cause of the horror? Not often, I suspect. Some dispute the existence of conscious, deliberate, unseen evil. Perhaps that’s why blame for the murderous horror will fall elsewhere. Some consider the mention of evil in public discourse to be unseemly. Belief in pure deliberate evil can be inconvenient, because it includes other necessary...