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  • CIA chief sends out extraordinary email to entire staff complaining about agency's portrayal in Zer

    12/23/2012 1:50:15 PM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 12/23/12 | Nina Golgowski
    full title...CIA chief sends out extraordinary email to entire staff complaining about agency's portrayal in Zero Dark Thirty'I would not normally comment on a Hollywood film, but I think it's important to put Zero Dark Thirty which deals with one of the most significant achievements in our history, into some context,' Mike Morell began in his note to his staff on Friday.
  • Ad guru reveals why he sold Hamptons estate: I’m paying unfair price for working hard

    12/23/2012 1:33:58 PM PST · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 23, 2012 | JERRY DELLA FEMINA
    I’m happy to pay my fair share — which is whatever the tax is right now. The thing about capital gains is, I made the investment. I put in the original money. The house cost $3 million and then I put in an additional $6 million because the house was in terrible shape. We added rooms, sections, areas, and basically it was my investment. When I bought that house I think Obama was in high school, and I certainly have paid taxes ever since. -snip Now I’m being told the right thing is to do more. And because I can...
  • Muslim Cleric Encourages Christian Woman And Girls To Be Kidnapped/Raped, ‘Friends Of The Zionists’

    12/23/2012 1:04:37 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 23 replies
    The Global Dispatch ^ | Sunday, December 23, 2012 | Brandon Jones
    The details and translations emerged Saturday of a December 13 interview on Egyptian television Al Baghdadia. During the discussion the Shiite ayatollah Ahmad Al Hassani Al Baghdadi issued a that against Christians in Iraq. Labeling them as “polytheists” and “friends of the Zionists”, the leader stressed that they must choose “or Islam or death,” while “their women and girls may legitimately be regarded wives of Muslims.” This last statement regarding the females is the Muslim indirect way of authorizing any Christian woman or girl may be captured and raped, even if she is already married, within Islam captive women may...
  • Iowa court OKs firing of female dental assistant for being too 'irresistibly attractive'

    12/23/2012 12:58:07 PM PST · by jakerobins · 66 replies
    Dental assistant Melissa Nelson was fired by her boss of 10 years because he felt her presence was a threat to his marriage Horndog bosses in Iowa have a new tool to save their marriages — they can fire employees who are too hot for the workplace. The state’s all-male Supreme Court ruled 7-0 Friday that an Iowa City dentist legally canned his female assistant because she was “irresistibly attractive” and a threat to his marriage. The bombshell ruling came after Melissa Nelson sued her boss of 10 years, Dr. James Knight, for discrimination. The married mother claims she was...
  • Businessman: Europe Preparing Holocaust for Muslims

    12/23/2012 12:53:57 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 54 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    Well-known religious businessman Moti Zisser predicted Saturday evening that Europe will unleash a second Holocaust – but this time, the victims will be Muslims, not Jews. "I think another Holocaust is brewing in Europe," he told congregants at Bnei Brak's Heichal Shlomo synagogue, according to Maariv-NRG. "I said it five years ago and everyone laughed at me. Today nobody is laughing; today they only argue with me over when it will happen." The entrepreneur, who has businesses in Israel as well as Poland and other European countries, explained that Muslims are increasingly gaining control of the European economy, and that...
  • Was Promoting Democracy a Mistake? Liberalism, the Arab Spring, and the mugging of neoconservatives

    12/23/2012 12:42:44 PM PST · by neverdem · 34 replies
    Commentary ^ | November 2012 | John Agresto
    AS SECTARIAN VIOLENCE in the Middle East increases, as Iraq falls further into the orbit of Iran,as Afghanistan seems poised to hand over its corrupt democracy to terrorists and Taliban murderers, and as American interests and lives are sacrificed to the depredations of the so called Arab Spring, it might be worthwhile to take stock of what these unfolding debacles mean for neoconservatives and our attachment to democracy’s expansion. We should begin with Iraq, where our most recent foray into democratic nation-building began. I was, from the start of the campaign to liberate Iraq from Saddam Hussein, both a supporter...
  • Teachers attacked by children as young as FOUR: Rising tide of violence in Britain's primary schools

    12/23/2012 12:12:13 PM PST · by Arthurio · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12.21
    Pupils as young as four are using scissors, chairs, bats and staple guns to attack teachers amid a rising tide of violent indiscipline in primary schools. Growing numbers of teachers are falling victim to serious assaults by young pupils who punch, stab, kick, bite and push. Cases detailed in incident logs include an attempted strangling with a scarf and an injury to a teacher who disarmed a pupil caught carrying a kitchen knife. Children also arm themselves with any classroom items at hand - including sharpened pencils, metal stools, large batteries, tennis rackets and computer keyboards. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2251974/Teachers-attacked-children-young-FOUR-Rising-tide-violence-Britains-primary-schools.html#ixzz2FuKBDSzK Follow...
  • Down to -50C: Russians freeze to death as strongest-in-decades winter hits

    12/23/2012 12:11:21 PM PST · by FreeReign · 80 replies
    rt.com ^ | 19 December, 2012 | RIA Novosti / Yakov Andreev
    Russia is enduring its harshest winter in over 70 years, with temperatures plunging as low as -50 degrees Celsius. Dozens of people have already died, and almost 150 have been hospitalized. The country has not witnessed such a long cold spell since 1938, meteorologists said, with temperatures 10 to 15 degrees lower than the seasonal norm all over Russia. Across the country, 45 people have died due to the cold, and 266 have been taken to hospitals. In total, 542 people were injured due to the freezing temperatures, RIA Novosti reported. The Moscow region saw temperatures of -17 to -18...
  • Delhi gang-rape protests: Scores injured, PM appeals for calm

    12/23/2012 12:10:05 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 33 replies
    Zeenews Bureau ^ | December 23, 2012 | Zeenews Bureau
    New Delhi: Hundreds of people, mainly the young, on Sunday continued their noisy protests against the gang-rape of a 23-year-old woman, sparking off sporadic clashes with polices. Having barricaded all roads leading to the Rashtrapati Bhavan and nearby government offices, security forces sprayed water at a large crowd shouting slogans against the Delhi police and demanding death to the rapists. Eight Delhi Metro stations were shut today, but that seemed to have no impact on the crowds. There is genuine and justified anger and anguish at this ghastly incident, PM said today on Delhi gangrape. I appeal to all concerned...
  • Cops: Man Shot Two Girls Who Saw Him Shoot Motel Clerk

    12/23/2012 12:04:23 PM PST · by Arthurio · 27 replies
    CBS ^ | 12.13
    CHICAGO (STMW) – A 21-year-old man already in jail for shooting two girls on the West Side earlier this week did so, according to authorities, because they were witnesses to his shooting of a motel clerk who would not let him and the girls check in. David Victory, a parolee who was denied bond on Wednesday after being charged with attempted murder for the shooting of two 17-year-old girls on the West Side, now faces an additional count of attempted murder, and gun charges, for shooting the motel clerk in Cicero. About 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, a clerk at the Karavan...
  • Obama and Bush Eulogies: The Grotesque and the Graceful

    12/23/2012 11:47:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 23, 2012 | Thomas Lifson
    Video at link. President Obama has a very serious ego problem, and when he goes off teleprompter, it sticks out like a sore thumb. His eulogy for Senator Inouye on Friday was grotesque in its focus on the speaker, not the dearly departed. Unsurprisingly, President George W. Bush delivered a graceful eulogy for Gerald R. Ford's funeral, a model from which his successor should, but will not, learn. As David Paulin points out: A great funeral eulogy and not a single mention of "I" or "me" by President Bush. He says "us" and "we" at two points, both only in...
  • Toure: NRA Wants Massacres And For Mentally Ill To Have Access To Guns (video)

    12/23/2012 11:45:34 AM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 20, 2012
    MSNBC'S TOURE: We have to remember that the NRA does not really represent gun owners. They really represent gun and ammunition manufacturers. So, they’re not going to do anything tomorrow, or at any point, that would hurt their business, the billion dollar business that they represent.
  • (Prince)Harry kills Taliban chief

    12/23/2012 11:36:09 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 75 replies
    SunUK ^ | 12/23/12 | Staff
    PRINCE Harry has killed his first Taliban commander, The Sun can reveal. The 28-year-old gunship co-pilot was called on to unleash a missile strike to eliminate a senior terror leader. Harry has proved a massive hit with comrades in Helmand, Afghanistan, who have nicknamed him Big H. A defence insider said: "Big H is a legend. “We were on patrol and the Apache helicopters were called in. We heard this posh voice come over the radio and knew it was Big H. They were tracking a Taliban leader — he was commander level.
  • Pizzu Hut - No checks policy (along with many others)

    12/23/2012 11:34:39 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 82 replies
    To the question "Can you use a check ordering from Pizza Hut online?" We have this answer: You can only used a credit card or a Pizza Hut gift card to purchase online, no checks accepted. And, driving up to their window in South Central Texas, the same sign is posted. No checks accepted as of January 1. Wonder how many other establishments are going to do the same? I thought the economy was recovering....
  • (Potheads Vs. Tree Huggers) Pot Farms Wreaking Havoc on Northern California Environment

    12/23/2012 11:26:16 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 23, 2012 | Joe Mozingo
    Pot farms wreaking havoc on Northern California environment • Burgeoning marijuana growing operations are sucking millions of gallons of water from coho salmon lifelines and taking other environmental tolls, scientists say. EUREKA, Calif. — State scientists, grappling with an explosion of marijuana growing on the North Coast, recently studied aerial imagery of a small tributary of the Eel River, spawning grounds for endangered coho salmon and other threatened fish. In the remote, 37-square-mile patch of forest, they counted 281 outdoor pot farms and 286 greenhouses, containing an estimated 20,000 plants — mostly fed by water diverted from creeks or a...
  • Former President Bush Still Hospitalized

    12/23/2012 10:37:40 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    AP ^ | December 23, 2012
    President George H.W. Bush, who has been in a Houston hospital with a lingering cough since November, needs to "build up his energy" before he can be released, doctors said Sunday. Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said in an emailed statement that doctors are still optimistic the 88-year-old Bush will make a full recovery, but are being "extra cautious" with his care. Bush is in stable condition, he said.
  • Mitt's Son Says He Never Wanted to be President Anyway

    12/23/2012 10:37:20 AM PST · by Java4Jay · 11 replies
    If you thought the tale of how Mitt Romney lost the general election was already told, you would be wrong. Because there is so much left to tell, like how Mitt never wanted to be President anyway.
  • Why Reported Inflation Seems Different Than Reality

    12/23/2012 10:30:36 AM PST · by arthurus · 43 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 20 December 2012 | Tyler Durden
    But the manipulation of the data did not stop there. Aside from the weighting changes the BLS instituted a system of “hedonic” adjustments. Hedonics adjusts the prices of goods for the increased pleasure the consumer derives from them. “That new washing machine you bought did not cost you 20% more than it would have cost you last year, because you got an offsetting 20% increase in the pleasure you derive from pushing its new electronic control buttons instead of turning that old noisy dial, according to the BLS. When gasoline rises 10 cents per gallon because of a federally mandated...
  • Immigration rules relaxed for Santa: Kenney

    12/23/2012 10:30:10 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 6 replies
    Canoe.ca ^ | December 22, 2012 | Mark Dunn
    OTTAWA - Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says Santa Claus won't need proof of citizenship when he returns to the North Pole at some late hour after his Christmas Eve flight to deliver gifts around the world. "As a Canadian citizen living in Canada's North, he may re-enter the country freely at the end of his international trip," Kenney said.
  • Study: Mistletoe Effective Against Colon Cancer (Fraxini extract combats colon cancer cells)

    12/23/2012 10:26:50 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    CBS DC ^ | 12/23/12 | CBS Local Media
    SOUTH AUSTRALIA, Australia (CBSDC) – Researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia have found another purpose for mistletoe – apart from helping potential suitors steal kisses around the holidays. Mistletoe could also be used to help the effectiveness of chemotherapy, or could even act as an alternative to chemotherapy for treatment of colon cancer, according to Newswise. The American Institute for Cancer Research in Washington, D.C. noted on its official website that colorectal cancers are preventable – as many as 45 percent of occurrences could be curbed with dietary and habit modifications. Despite that fact, the news of a...