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  • Fox News Claims Solar Won't Work in America Because It's Not Sunny Like Germany

    02/10/2013 10:29:22 AM PST · by OKRA2012 · 57 replies
    Slate ^ | 2/8/13 | Will Ooremus
    Thanks to Fox News and its expert commentators, millions of Americans now understand the real, hidden reason why Germany's solar-energy industry is so much further along than ours. Turns out it has nothing to do with the fact that Germany's government has long supported the industry far more generously, with policies like feed-in tariffs that stimulate investment in green technologies. No, the real reason is much simpler, explained a trio of journalists on Fox & Friends: It's always sunny in Germany!
  • The Fed Is Beginning To Remove The Punchbowl… Are You Ready For What’s Coming?

    02/10/2013 10:26:58 AM PST · by blam · 28 replies
    TMO ^ | 2-10-2013 | Graham Summers
    <p>The Fed Is Beginning To Remove The Punchbowl… Are You Ready For What’s Coming?</p> <p>Consider its recent FOMC minutes released on January 3 2013.</p> <p>With regard to the possible costs and risks of purchases, a number of participants expressed the concern that additional purchases could complicate the Committee’s efforts to eventually withdraw monetary policy accommodation, for example, by potentially causing inflation expectations to rise or by impairing the future implementation of monetary policy.</p>
  • Dick Durbin Admits the Obama Sequestration Was “Designed as a Budget Threat, Not a Budget Strategy”

    02/10/2013 10:26:47 AM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Gatewaty Pundit ^ | 2/10/13 | Jim Hoft
    Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) admitted to David Gregory on Meet the Press today that the Obama sequestration plan was just a political game and was never intended to move forward. “David, sequestration was designed as a budget threat, not as a budget strategy. And, I think all of us understand that if it goes forward in less than three weeks it’s going to have a dramatic negative impact on several agencies.”
  • Mormon 101, X-rated sex details collide at Arias trial

    02/10/2013 10:20:46 AM PST · by Colofornian · 181 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 6, 2013
    Woman accused of brutally murdering boyfriend describes religious conversion and sexual relationship...
  • Jihad Rapes His Sister, Impregnates Her and Honor Kills Her (Lebanon)

    02/10/2013 10:18:56 AM PST · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    http://frontpagemag.com ^ | february 9, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    A man has killed his pregnant teenage sister in south Lebanon in what was seen as an honor crime – the murder of a woman accused of shaming her family. Voice of Lebanon radio (100.5) said Friday that the body of Baghdad Khaled al-Issa, 18, was found with stab wounds in her head and sides in the area of al-Wazzani. Investigators discovered that her brother Jihad, 21, had killed her in what is described as an honor crime, VDL said. It added that the victim was seven months pregnant. Later on Friday, LBCI television reported that the investigation with Jihad...
  • Second family accuses Disneyland of racism after Donald Duck refuses to hug their son

    02/10/2013 10:17:59 AM PST · by ColdOne · 73 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2/9/13 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The second family in as little as a week has come forward with allegations that a Disneyland character snubbed them because they were black. The White family said they took their son, Ryder, to Disneyland to celebrate his birthday in December. The day was going well until Razzi White, 5, walked up to a performer in a Donald Duck costume at the park's Main Street.
  • Israeli surfers rescue 8 drowning children in Hawaii

    02/10/2013 10:16:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 2/10/13 | staff
    Three Israeli surfers went to the aid of eight children struggling in the waters off Hawaii on Saturday, Channel 2 television reported, after huge waves began surging toward the coast. The three - Tzvika Elias, Yair Naftali and Gabi Liptz - were hailed as heroes by the children’s parents. “We had gone to a remote beach half an hour from Honolulu,” 30-year-old Elias, who lives in New York, told Channel 2. “The waves there were high, huge breakers about four meters high, and as the minutes past, the waves got stronger and even higher.” Elias and his friends then saw...
  • Tide of Salafism threatens the Arab spring

    02/10/2013 10:02:22 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    Late last year, largely unnoticed in the West, Tunisia's president, Moncef Marzouki, gave an interview to Chatham House's The World Today. Commenting on a recent attack by Salafists—ultra-conservative Sunnis—on the United States embassy in Tunis, he remarked in an unguarded moment: "We didn't realise how dangerous and violent these Salafists could be ... They are a tiny minority within a tiny minority. They don't represent society or the state. They cannot be a real danger to society or government, but they can be very harmful to the image of the government." It appears that Marzouki was wrong. Following the assassination...
  • Dishonored and Disrespected: Obama Disarmed US Marines at Inaugural Parade

    02/10/2013 9:47:14 AM PST · by george76 · 49 replies
    Gateway ^ | February 10, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    A new administration policy? Barack Obama disarmed the US Marines at the Inaugural parade this year. Dishonored and disarmed: Bolts are clearly missing from these Marine rifles during President Obama’s inauguration parade. This is an unmistakable insult to the honor of the Marine Corps ... It’s not the first time the Obama Administration disarmed US Marines at an event. In March 2012, US Marines were told to leave their weapons outside the tent during Leon Panetta’s speech in Afghanistan.
  • Lawmaker apologizes to Cuomo for Hitler comment

    02/10/2013 9:25:52 AM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies
    USA TODAY | February 5, 2013 | Joseph Spector
    Here's the link.
  • Take away illegally owned guns (California)

    02/10/2013 9:19:22 AM PST · by Red Steel · 41 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | 8:12 pm, Monday, February 4, 2013
    <p>In the divisive debates over gun control, here is something all factions should agree on: Deadly weapons should be taken out of the hands of those who have been deemed a risk because of felony convictions or episodes of domestic violence, mental health conditions or drug addictions.</p>
  • Chad Myers Lies (claims there is no ice in the Arctic)

    02/10/2013 9:15:41 AM PST · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    Chad Myers blamed cold air gripping North America on the lack of sea ice in the arctic, when in fact, it is frozen solid.
  • Parody or Does She Believe It? CNN Anchor Blames Asteroid on Global Warming

    02/10/2013 9:00:51 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies
    Parody or Does She Believe It? CNN Anchor Blames Asteroid on Global Warming By Brent Baker Created 02/09/2013 - 5:41pm CNN anchor Deb Feyerick asked Saturday afternoon if an approaching asteroid, which will pass by Earth on February 15, “is an example of, perhaps, global warming?” Moments earlier, before an ad break, she segued from the Northeast blizzard to a segment with Bill Nye “the science guy,” by pointing to global warming: “Every time we see a storm like this lately, the first question to pop into a lot of people’s minds is whether or not global warming is to...
  • GOP, Dems have different idea of 'balance' in state gun debate (CO back-door gun ban and mag ban)

    02/10/2013 8:57:42 AM PST · by Red Steel · 17 replies
    The Gazette ^ | February 10, 2013 6:04 AM | Megan Schrader
    DENVER — If Colorado is becoming the epicenter of the national debate on gun control, Colorado Springs is proving to be an interesting battleground for the issue. The city is home to Democratic Senate President John Morse, who is proposing Colorado hold manufactures and sellers of military style assault weapons strictly liable for damages caused by the firearms. It’s a move some are calling a back-door ban on semi-automatic rifles and others are calling an innovative step toward getting control of the deadly guns. Morse met Thursday in Denver with the president of the National Rifle Association. Across the aisle...
  • Stalemate Remains On Fracking (NY)

    02/10/2013 8:56:10 AM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies
    Olean Times Herald ^ | February 6, 2013 | Masthead Editorial
    As a rally is being organized for Thursday in Allegany by opponents of hydraulic fracturing, New Yorkers as a whole and in the Southern Tier remain evenly split on the controversial drilling technique for natural gas. According to a Siena Research Institute poll released this week, when asked initially, voters statewide are evenly divided with 40 percent in support of the Department of Environmental Conservation allowing fracking to move forward in parts of upstate and 40 percent opposed (40 percent to 44 percent last month) Forty-seven percent of Southern Tier voters support fracking, while 48 percent are opposed. After reviewing...
  • BlackRock: It's Way Too Early To Worry About Inflation

    02/10/2013 8:51:29 AM PST · by blam · 25 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-10-2012 | Sam Ro
    BlackRock: It's Way Too Early To Worry About Inflation Sam RoFebruary 10, 2013, 8:20 AMThere's no shortage of people who are freaking out about inflation, thanks to the Fed's ultra-easy monetary policy. However, convincing evidence of inflation has yet to appear in the economic data. Russ Koesterich, Chief Investment Strategist at BlackRock, has a new post on the iShares blog titled When to Worry About Inflation. He says concerns of inflation are premature for at least two reasons (verbatim): 1.There is no wage inflation. Overall wage growth in the United States remains sluggish. The reason: The labor market is healing...
  • Vikings stadium: Skilled worker shortage may make diversity goals tough to meet

    02/10/2013 8:48:17 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 34 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 2-9-13 | AP
    <p>Officials working on the new Minnesota Vikings stadium said it might be difficult to meet certain employee-diversity goals.</p> <p>The stadium legislation signed by Gov. Mark Dayton this spring included goals from the state Legislature to have minority workers make up nearly a third of the labor force and for women to be 6 percent of the workforce.</p>
  • Priests named finalists to represent Germany in Eurovision 2013 with Gregorian hymn

    02/10/2013 8:32:49 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies
    romereports.com ^ | Feb. 9, 2013 | Romereports.com
    The new take on a medieval classic could prompt this trio of Catholic priests to the European spotlight. On Saint Valentine's Day they will battle it out with other acts to represent Germany at the 2013 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Though it seems an unlikely place for a group of priests, the German trio is no stranger to the spotlight. They've already released a Top 10 album in 2011 featuring classic Catholic hymns. But this song could take them to new heights. For the competition, Father Vianey Meister, diocesan priest Andreas Schatzkle and Abbot Rhabanus Petri have teamed...
  • Really? The Chicken as Endangered Species

    02/10/2013 8:29:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2013 | Marita Noon
    No one wants to send a species to extinction, but when a chicken that can be hunted and cooked for dinner is proposed as an endangered species, one has to question the entire program. When that proposed endangered species listing brings together representatives from oil, gas, and wind energy companies—as well as ranchers and farmers—you can be sure changes are needed in the way the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is applied.    The specific critter in question this time is the lesser prairie chicken (LPC) and the proposed ESA listing would have the federal government killing jobs, thwarting economic development, and...
  • Fortune cookies lose their romance after complaints from parents

    02/10/2013 8:26:11 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 10, 2013 | GARY BUISO
    Romance is dead — in your fortune cookie! The world’s largest fortune-cookie manufacturer has cut the heart out of its confections, removing romantic messages in response to complaints from parents of young children. “Some parents sent us e-mails. They said they didn’t want their kids reading them,” said Derrick Wong, a VP at Brooklyn-based Wonton Food. “Different people have a different perspective.”