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  • US shale oil reviving East Coast refineries

    02/18/2013 6:19:47 AM PST · by thackney · 14 replies
    Boston.com ^ | February 17, 2013 | Erin Ailworth
    A year ago, the shutdown of several refineries serving the Northeast and the possibility they would not reopen threatened to boost New England’s already­ high gasoline prices by as much as 15 cents a gallon. But an influxof cheaper crude oil extracted from shale rock formations in the United States has helped save most of those facilities and stabilized gas ­prices. The revival of the East Coast refineries is another example of how the controversial drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is changing the energy equation for the region, nation, and world. Just as fracking opened vast reserves...
  • Unions Slump on Bad Obama Bet (Corrected misspelled word)

    02/18/2013 6:08:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2013 | John Ransom
    Alarm bells are going off for labor unions around the country. Four years after electing the most pro-labor president of the last half-decade, it looks like the scheme has backfired. In 2008 and 2012 labor unions used everything, including a little body English, ballot stuffing and voter intimidation to elect a president who would bring the prestige of presidential backing to recruitment efforts for labor unions.   Since then not only have labor unions taken historic defeats in former union strongholds, like Wisconsin and Michigan, labor union membership is declining at a rate that will make them a footnote in the...
  • Obama Visit Code Name: Unbreakable Alliance (Israelis asked to vote for their favorite logo)

    02/18/2013 6:05:15 AM PST · by Ezekiel · 47 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/17/2013, 6:41 PM | By Gil Ronen
    The English version of the code name chosen for the operations surrounding the upcoming visit to Israel by U.S. President Barack Obama, scheduled for March 20, is "Unbreakable Alliance." The Hebrew name is "Brit Amim," which means, literally, "an alliance between nations." According to Maariv/NRG, the names were chosen carefully by the National Public Information Staff, which is wary of upsetting Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
  • Yoko Ono Turns 80

    02/18/2013 5:57:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Noise 11 ^ | 2/18/13 | Paul Cashmere
    Happy birthday Yoko Ono. Mrs Lennon is 80-years old today. Yoko Ono was born in Tokyo on February 18, 1933. She met John Lennon at an art exhibition in 1965. They married in 1969. It was the second marriage for John and third for Yoko. Towards the end of The Beatles, John and Yoko formed the Plastic Ono Band. The first album was ‘Live Peace In Toronto 1969’ on The Beatles Apple label. The first single was ‘Give Peace A Chance’ The original line-up for Plastic Ono Band featured John, Yoko and Eric Clapton on guitar, Klaus Voormann on bass...
  • Richard Briers, British TV star, dies aged 79

    02/18/2013 5:56:44 AM PST · by the scotsman · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th February 2013 | BBC News
    'Actor Richard Briers, best known for his role in TV's The Good Life, has died at the age of 79, his agent has said. The star, who was also an accomplished stage actor, had been battling a serious lung condition for several years. Briers died "peacefully" at his London home on Sunday, his agent said. Briers recently said years of smoking had been to blame for his emphysema. Famed for his role as the hapless Tom Good in the 1970s BBC sitcom The Good Life, Briers also starred in shows such as Ever Decreasing Circles, Monarch Of The Glen and...
  • Limp Wristing Glock Pistols (Video)

    02/18/2013 5:51:59 AM PST · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    MAC - YouTube.com ^ | 2-18-2013 | Sturmgewehre
    People misunderstand what limping wristing is, what causes limp wristing failures and how such failures can be avoided. The most common pistol for limp wrist failures is the Glock 9mm series. I talk about what causes limp wristing and how to effectively deal with it.
  • Caught on Camera: Sword vs. Knife

    02/18/2013 5:42:54 AM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    http://www.wwlp.com ^ | february 14, 2013 | Dan Hausle
    A clerk in New Bedford, Massachusetts turned the tables during a convenience store robbery. When the would-be robber pulled out his knife, clerk Brian Patel pulled out a sword.
  • States worry about rate shock during shift to new health law

    02/18/2013 5:42:23 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/18/2013 | Noam Levy
    WASHINGTON — Less than a year before Americans will be required to have insurance under President Obama's healthcare law, many of its backers are growing increasingly anxious that premiums could jump, driven up by the legislation itself. Higher premiums could undermine a core promise of the Affordable Care Act: to make basic health protections available to all Americans for the first time. Major rate increases also threaten to cause a backlash just as the law is supposed to deliver many key benefits Obama promised when he signed it in 2010.
  • George Zimmerman defense ponders request to combine 'stand your ground' hearing with trial

    02/18/2013 5:41:44 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 16 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | February 17, 2013 | Jeff Weiner
    Two major court dates loom large over the second-degree-murder case against George Zimmerman: a "stand your ground" hearing in April, and depending on the outcome, a trial June 10. But last week, defense attorney Mark O'Mara raised an alternative. With his team crunched for time, he suggested the defense may ultimately ask for the hearing and trial to be combined. To an outside observer, O'Mara and other attorneys say, a combination hearing-trial would likely look a lot like a normal trial: A jury would be selected, and the state and defense would present their cases. But once that's done, the...
  • Why Over 8% Unemployment Could Lie Ahead

    02/18/2013 5:40:40 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 18 Feb 2013
    Why Over 8% Unemployment Could Lie Ahead BUSINESS NEWS CNBC.com | Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 6:17 AM ET Severe fiscal tightening in the U.S. will lead to no growth or a contraction in the first two quarters of 2013 and will push unemployment over the 8 percent level, according to Lombard Street Research. The knock-on effect will mean pain for the business sector, with corporate profits falling after a hit to consumer spending power, the firm said. "Our view that unemployment could rise above 8 percent and that profits will be squeezed reflects a forecast of nil to negative...
  • In-N-Out Heiress Lynsi Torres: Youngest American Woman Billionaire

    02/18/2013 5:31:54 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Baldwin Park Patch ^ | 2/9/13 | Hazel Lodevico-To'o
    In-N-Out owner Lynsi Torres, is 30-years-old with no college degree and no formal business training. But she has been called the youngest billionaire in America. Lynsi Torres inherited a California icon when she was given half ownership of Baldwin Park native In-N-Out burger when she turned 30 last year. This week, Bloomberg Magazine named Torres the youngest, wealthiest woman in America, given that she will receive full ownership of the estimated $1.1 billion burger empire when she turns 35. Torres inherited the In-N-Out empire from her grandparents, Harry and Esther Snyder who founded the Christian-themed chain in 1948 with their...
  • Oil’s new reign in Texas draws comparisons to the Kingdom

    02/18/2013 5:29:23 AM PST · by thackney · 14 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | February 17, 2013 | Vicki Vaughan
    The Lone Star State is earning a new moniker: Saudi Texas. Oil production in Texas is soaring, jumping to an average 2.139 million barrels a day in November — the best showing in more than 25 years. Analysts are chalking up Texas’ booming production to shale plays, especially South Texas’ Eagle Ford, where production was minuscule just five years ago, along with a revival of West Texas’ Permian Basin. Analysts are tossing around the words “phenomenal,” “amazing” and “unprecedented” when discussing the numbers. Since production began in the Eagle Ford Shale, the state’s oil output has doubled and Texas’ share...
  • Country singer Mindy McCready dead at 37

    02/18/2013 5:16:44 AM PST · by Doogle · 34 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 2/18/13 | FOX
    Mindy McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, has died. She was 37. Waren Olmstead, the coroner in Cleburne County, Ark., said in a statement McCready died Sunday apparently of a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound. An autopsy is pending. Just last month David Wilson, McCready’s boyfriend and the father of her 9-month-old son Zayne, was found dead on the same porch where McCready's body was found. His death also was investigated as a suicide. McCready entered court-ordered rehab earlier this month after her father told a judge she was no longer taking...
  • McCain Claims ‘Massive Cover-Up’on Benghazi

    02/18/2013 5:06:23 AM PST · by lbryce · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February18, 2013 | Dylan Stableford
    While discussing the contentious confirmation hearings for defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel, things got a bit heated on Sunday's "Meet The Press" when Sen. John McCain referred to the lack of information from the White House surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi as a "massive cover-up." "There are so many answers we don't know," McCain told host David Gregory. "We've had two movies about getting bin Laden and we don't even know who the people were who were evacuated from the consulate the day after the [Benghazi] attack. So there are many, many questions. So we've had a...
  • Man accused of slapping boy on flight jobless

    02/18/2013 4:48:44 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/18/13 | Ric Ward and Michael Martinez
    An Idaho man accused of uttering a racial slur and slapping a crying 19-month-old boy on a Delta Air Lines flight is now out of a job. Joe Rickey Hundley of Hayden, Idaho, was charged with assaulting a minor in the February 8 incident. His company, which initially suspended him, said Sunday that Hundley no longer has his job. "Reports of the recent behavior of one of our business unit executives while on personal travel are offensive and disturbing," said a statement from AGC Aerospace & Defense. "We have taken this matter very seriously and worked diligently to examine it...
  • Ben Carson Owes No Apologies

    02/18/2013 4:48:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2013 | Star Parker
    According to Cal Thomas, well-known nationally syndicated columnist, Dr. Ben Carson owes President Obama an apology. Carson spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC this past week – a bi-partisan annual event held since 1953, attended by members of Congress and usually the President. President and Mrs. Obama were present this year and Thomas feels that Dr. Carson was out of line for including in his remarks comments about areas considered public policy – our national debt, our tax system, our publics schools, and health care. According to Thomas: “Our politics have become so polarized and corrupted that...
  • Mother Jones reporter wins Polk for Romney story

    02/18/2013 4:28:32 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    AP Via WPXI ^ | February 18, 2013
    NEW YORK — The reporter for Mother Jones magazine who broke the story of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's remarks that 47 percent of Americans "believe they are victims" is among the winners of the 64th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism. David Corn, Mother Jones' Washington bureau chief, received the political reporting prize for his work, which shook up the campaign when he reported on the remarks in September.
  • Supreme Court rules on Obama forgery case

    02/18/2013 4:21:35 AM PST · by sopwith · 52 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | February 16, 2013 | Marv Dumon
    On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the Supreme Court of the United States will announce its decision on whether or not Barack Obama should have been placed on the California ballot during the 2008 presidential elections. On Friday, the nation's highest court released a list of granted petitions which indicates that it has rejected arguments that Obama used forged IDs in order to to run for political office, actions that are considered a felony.
  • Obamacare 'sticker shock' coming soon

    02/18/2013 4:20:18 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 12 replies
    http://www.americanthinker.com ^ | 02/17/2013 | Rick Moran
    We've seen health insusrance rates rise up to 20% in recent months for many plans. But this is just a drop in the bucket compared to what will happen when Obamacare is fully implemented. Washington Post: Many young, healthy Americans could soon see a jump in their health insurance costs, and insurance companies are saying: It's not our fault. The nation's insurers are engaged in an all-out, last-ditch effort to shield themselves from blame for what they predict will be rate increases on policies they must unveil this spring to comply with President Obama's health-care law. Insurers point to several...
  • No, Obama Is Not My Daddy – He’s My Employee

    02/18/2013 4:13:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    The grotesque spectacle of the State of the Union address, with its lengthy receiving line of adoring sycophants, demonstrates why the President is operating under the delusion that he is more than just our President. Like him, many people seem to fundamentally misunderstand his role. He’s not our “leader,” or our “ruler,” or our national “daddy,” no matter what his adoring fan, comic Chris Rock, thinks. Let’s clarify things for those folks with the unseemly desire to offer up their personal sovereignty to some government hack. Unlike Hollywood geniuses better known for exposing their breasts than exposing their brains, I'll...