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  • Pangea applies to export LNG to non-Free Trade countries

    12/20/2012 5:28:54 PM PST · by shove_it · 15 replies
    Houston Business Journal ^ | 19 Dec 2012 | Deon Daugherty
    The Woodlands-based Pangea LNG Holdings LLC has requested authority from the U.S. Department of Energy to export liquefied natural gas from its proposed facility in South Texas to non-Free Trade Agreement nations. Pangea has applied to export up to 8 million metric tons of LNG per year. In November, Pangea applied for export authority to countries in which the U.S. has Free Trade Agreements in place. Pangea’s South Texas LNG Project is being developed on a 550-acre site along the north shore of Corpus Christi Bay. The South Texas LNG Project is being designed in two phases, each capable of...
  • Speaker Pelosi 2014 (Vanity)

    12/20/2012 5:22:16 PM PST · by indianrightwinger · 42 replies
    Self
    By defeating the Speaker tonight, the GOP delegation in the House gave him the blank check to cut lousy deals with the lousiest President of all times that will pass with Democratic votes. Mark this day. It leads to Democratic control of the House in 2014 at worst or significantly reduced (bare) majority for the GOP. This is the most suicidal political outcome I have ever seen. Good luck!
  • 'Citizens Shouldn't Pay for Costs of Long Healthcare Waiting Times'

    12/20/2012 5:21:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Local ^ | 10 Dec 12
    Forcing public healthcare providers to pay fines for long waiting times, rather than leaving citizens to suffer, would help improve Sweden's public system, argues liberal commentator Nima Sanandaji. There is a surprising lack of constructive debate regarding the future of the Swedish welfare state. At least this is the case when it comes to the Achilles’ heel of the publicly funded systems, namely long waiting times. Sweden indeed has high welfare ambitions. But the system cannot live up to the promises of equal access, safety, and efficiency since many have to wait weeks, months or even years to take advantage...
  • Boehner Fiscal Cliff 'Plan B' Rejected by GOP Caucus, House to Recess for Christmas

    12/20/2012 5:16:50 PM PST · by kristinn · 263 replies
    Thursday, Deecember 20, 2012
    Capitol Hill reporters on Twitter writing Speaker Boehner has dropped Plan B fiscal cliff vote tongiht after revolt from House Republican caucus. House will recess until after Christmas.After raucus closed dooor House GOP meeting, Boehner says House has already passed bills to cut spending and taxes to avert fiscal cliff and the ball is the court of the Senate and President Obama.
  • Former Olympian track star worked as Vegas call girl

    12/20/2012 5:10:24 PM PST · by Lizavetta · 82 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 20, 2012 | Larry McShane
    A three-time U.S. Olympic track star made the leap from running to hooking. Blonde and buff All-American mom Suzy Favor Hamilton confessed Thursday to leading a sordid double-life as a high-flying $600-an-hour call girl after she was outed by TheSmokingGun.com. “I realize I have made highly irrational choices and I take full responsibility for them,” said Hamilton, 44, via her Twitter account. “I am not a victim here and knew what I was doing.” Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/olympian-worked-call-girl-article-1.1224594#ixzz2FdzSqhEQ
  • Mark Levin Says GOP Leadership Threatening Chairmanships Over Plan B Vote

    12/20/2012 5:04:08 PM PST · by tennmountainman · 87 replies
    Mark Levin ^ | 12-20-12 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin, The Great One has just reported that the GOP Leadership has called a Special Conference and are threatening committee chairmanships and assignments because at the moment, they do not have the votes to pass the second bill of Plan B.
  • TIME: Obama Appealed to Low-Information Morons by Losing First Debate to Romney

    12/20/2012 5:03:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 20, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You gotta hear this. Richard Stengel. You thought it was gonna be your story on the castration guy, right? That's coming up. You gotta hear this. Richard Stengel, the TIME Magazine guy, the editor. You know, yesterday he was on Today show, announced Obama as the Person of the Year. He said the reason why they named Obama Person of the of Year is because the no-information voters love the guy. They're transforming America. They actually said this. TIME magazine said it's remarkable he's worth being Person of the Year, 'cause he's the guy that ended up...
  • Fireworks!… O’Reilly Jumps Bob Beckel on The Five (Video)

    12/20/2012 4:45:20 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 20, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Bill O’Reilly gave loudmouth liberal Bob Beckel a verbal beatdown today on The Five. O’Reilly wasn’t going to buy Beckel’s line of crap that the Obama Administration was acting to get chained US Marine Jon Hammar out of Mexican prison for Christmas. “You know, you assume a lot!… So leadership is not saying anything and allowing the people to assume we are doing something while two individuals rot in prison. That’s Bob Beckel’s leadership. Let’s hear it for him.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LZKqoePmio0
  • Dozens of Michigan schools close after Conn. massacre, amid Mayan calendar doomsday scenarios

    12/20/2012 4:42:34 PM PST · by facedown · 35 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/20/12 | AP
    DETROIT — Dozens of Michigan schools canceled classes for thousands of students to cool off rumored threats of violence and problems related to doomsday scenarios based on the Mayan calendar, officials said Thursday.
  • TIME Picks Man of the Year, Now It's WND's Turn

    12/20/2012 4:37:46 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 11 replies
    WND ^ | Dec. 18, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Time magazine may have named Barack Obama Man of the Year for 2012, but in a first-ever honor, WND today named Patrick Buchanan as the WND Man of the Year, honoring the stalwart of conservative thought for his incisive and insightful contributions to the America of economic, military, political and social influence.
  • Do We Want to Reach the Low-Info Crowd?

    12/20/2012 4:35:45 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 36 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 20 December 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We're gonna start in Long Valley, New Jersey. This is Frank. Thank you, sir, and welcome. Great to have you here. CALLER: Thank you, Rush. I was sitting here enjoying a cigar in one of the last bastions in New Jersey you're still allowed to smoke. So having a good time listening to you. But the real problem here is, you're talking about the uninformed voter, you're not gonna get them by giving them more information. And the left separates elections from governing. And we don't do that. We tell people during the elections what we're gonna...
  • Long Beach Best Western staff to be laid off as Measure N date nears (forced elevated minimum wage)

    12/20/2012 4:33:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 12/14/12 | Kelsey Duckett
    Long Beach Best Western staff to be laid off as Measure N date nearsBy Kelsey Duckett Staff Writer Updated: 12/14/2012 06:50:37 PM PST Days before a ballot measure forcing pay and benefit requirements on Long Beach's largest hotels is set to go into effect, one hotel is cutting back on rooms and laying off workers. **SNIP** "This is devastating," Shelton said. "We really want to send a strong message to the hotel community that this is not OK. Hotels that don't abide by this pay increase are undermining democracy." Passing with 64.3 percent of the vote, according to the Los...
  • Sandy Hook and Obama's subtle tyranny

    12/20/2012 4:26:11 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/20/12 | Erik Rush
    On March 13, 1996, 43-year-old Thomas Hamilton walked into an elementary school in Dunblane, Scotland, armed with four handguns. He shot and killed 16 children and one adult before committing suicide. The resulting media-driven petition campaigns and anti-gun activism led to laws being passed during the following year that effectively made private ownership of handguns illegal in Britain. Since then, gun-related crime has increased by 89 percent in the United Kingdom. Within hours of the first reports of the heinous massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last week, it was evident that members of the gun-control lobby,...
  • Chemical Weapons Used in Syria, Say Activists

    12/20/2012 4:21:40 PM PST · by ex-Texan · 15 replies
    The Epoc Times ^ | 12/12/2012 | Alex Johnson
    Opposition activists have posted several videos they say show Syria is currently using chemical weapons. For the past week, Western governments have expressed concern that the regime is covertly mixing chemicals used for nerve agents. U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague and U.S. President Barack Obama have both indicated that Syria would be crossing a line if it used chemical weapons and foreign intervention in the civil war may follow. Hague said at a security conference in Bahrain that the use of chemical weapons would mark a “major change” in the 20-month conflict that has killed tens of thousands, according to...
  • The Slippery Slope Into Totalitarianism

    12/20/2012 4:01:59 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 14 replies
    Moshe Feiglin for Likud Knesset Member ^ | 12/21/'12 | Moshe Feiglin
    The distance between the average American and Newtown, Connecticut is much greater than the distance between the average Israeli and the place where approximately 200 people are slaughtered every day: Syria. Nevertheless, the slaughter perpetrated in Syria (and other places in the world) by people who are legally armed by their state doesn't really interest anybody. What shocks the enlightened world, including Israel, is not the millions slaughtered by states, but rather, those exceptions to the rule in which individuals - not regimes – perpetrate the slaughter. The authors of the American constitution wrote a document about as close to...
  • Can Little Sisters Be Saved From ObamaCare?

    12/20/2012 3:57:18 PM PST · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 20, 2012
    First Amendment: A federal appeals court has reinstated lawsuits from two religious colleges against the HHS contraception mandate, saying promises to rework it aren't enough. Can a group of nuns helping the poor be protected? On Tuesday, a chink in ObamaCare's armor developed as a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., reinstated lawsuits by Wheaton College and Belmont Abbey College that had been dismissed by lower courts on the grounds the two schools had not yet suffered or demonstrated real harm by a law not yet fully implemented. The lower courts ruled the schools had to wait until the oncoming...
  • Bennett: I Won't Evict Jews from Their Homes

    12/20/2012 3:56:35 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/12/12 | Elad Benari
    Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett was slammed on Thursday evening when he said during a television interview that he would not be willing to evict Jews from their homes. Bennett, who served in elite IDF units including Sayeret Matkal and continues to serve to this day as a reservist, said during an interview with the "Mishal Cham" program on Channel 2 that if he ever receives an order to evict Jews, he would ask his commander to release him from his position. Bennett said he would be willing to serve time in prison over this issue. "If I receive an...
  • Boehner: White House has ‘done nothing’ on fiscal-cliff talks

    12/20/2012 3:55:27 PM PST · by tobyhill · 17 replies
    politico ^ | 12/20/2012 | By JAKE SHERMAN, CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Speaker John Boehner, using his harshest tone of the fiscal cliff debate, said the White House has “done nothing” since he relented on letting low tax rates lapse on wealthy Americans. “For weeks the White House said if I moved on rates, that they would make substantial concessions on spending cuts and entitlement reform,” Boehner said in an afternoon news conference. “I did my part, they’ve done nothing.” With just days before Christmas, and less than two weeks until tax increases and spending cuts kick in, Boehner also voiced hope for the stalled negotiations. He said he expects that negotiations...
  • Worker injured during sex wins compensation

    12/20/2012 3:51:55 PM PST · by billorites · 27 replies
    The Australian ^ | December 17, 2012
    A WOMAN who was injured while having sex in her hotel room during a work trip has won compensation. After a five-year legal battle, the Federal Court dismissed an appeal from the woman's former employer, which argued that having sex during a work trip had nothing to do with her job. However the court ruled that if the applicant had been injured while playing a game of cards in her motel room she would be entitled to compensation and the fact that the woman was "engaged in sexual activity rather than some other lawful recreational activity while in her hotel...
  • SILVER STAR FAMILIES OF AMERICA MAKES HEADWAY IN FREEING JON HAMMAR

    12/20/2012 3:49:37 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 19 replies
    Self ^ | 2012 | Steve Newton
    Two steps forward and one back