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  • Palin, Trump to attend Billy Graham's birthday

    11/04/2013 12:25:10 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    daily advance ^ | 11/4/13
    he Rev. Billy Graham turns 95 this week, and Sarah Palin and real estate mogul Donald Trump are among the 800 people planning to attend his celebration. The Citizen-Times of Asheville reports that the event is being held Thursday at Asheville's noted Grove Park Inn.
  • New Hamas textbooks: Torah and Talmud are 'fabricated'

    11/04/2013 12:24:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Israel HaYom ^ | 11/4/13 | staff
    New York Times reports that Hamas has introduced its own textbooks into Gaza schools, as part of effort to spread its ideology • Books do not recognize Israel and describe Palestine as encompassing all land between Jordan River and Mediterranean Sea. Hamas has introduced its own textbooks into schools in the Gaza Strip this fall, as part of an effort to spread its militant ideology among Palestinian youth, The New York Times reported on Sunday. According to the report, the books do not recognize modern Israel, or mention the Oslo Accords that Israel signed with the Palestine Liberation Organization in...
  • Democratic Candidate for Lt. Gov. Caught on Video Refusing to Shake Republican Opponent’s Hand

    11/04/2013 12:19:53 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 4, 2013 | Oliver Darcy
    Virginia Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Ralph Northam is drawing criticism after appearing to refuse to shake the hand of Republican opponent E.W. Jackson on Thursday. “I was happy to have an opportunity last night to sit with my opponent and Les Smith at NewsChannel 3 to discuss the issues in this race,” Jackson said in an email to supporters Friday. “But I was disappointed when, after he focused so much on what divides us, Ralph Northam refused to even shake my hand.” After the debate concluded on WTKR, Jackson can be seen extending his hand to Northram. The Democratic...
  • “Gay Marriage” as a Sign of the End Times

    11/04/2013 12:13:34 PM PST · by fwdude · 29 replies
    Scott Lively Ministries ^ | 11/01/2013 | Dr. Scott Lively
    “Gay Marriage” as a Sign of the End Times Posted on November 1, 2013 by Pastor Scott Originally published September 15, 2011 Harold Camping was wrong about Judgment Day, but he was right that the rise of the homosexual movement is a sign of the end times. We are probably all familiar with the oft-cited fact that the collapse of numerous civilizations prior to our own were heralded by a rise in sexual immorality, especially homosexuality. That alone should alert us to the grave situation we find ourselves in today. But there is a deeper spiritual significance beneath that statistic....
  • York County GOP Votes to Support Lee Bright By Wide Margin

    11/04/2013 12:04:15 PM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 12 replies
    Bright For Senate ^ | 11-4-13 | Staff
    ALSO REJECT COMMON CORE: A NEW CONCEPT FOR LINDSEY The York County GOP gave Lee Bright’s surging campaign a pair of convincing straw poll victories last week, as the upstate Senator from Spartanburg picked up a large plurality of the executive committee vote as well as the general membership vote. Bright defeated Lindsey Graham 42-21% among the Executive Committee members, with 27% undecided and no one else above 6% – and 42-16% among all members present. In addition, the membership voted unanimously to adopt the RNC’s resolution to flatly reject Common Core. “This is another great result for our campaign,”...
  • HealthCare.gov down, press call canceled

    11/04/2013 12:03:59 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies
    November 04, 2013, 02:23 pm HealthCare.gov down, press call canceled By Elise Viebeck Federal health officials canceled a regular call with reporters Monday as ObamaCare's struggling online enrollment portal briefly crashed again. HealthCare.gov was down and preventing users from starting applications for healthcare coverage on the federal marketplace as of mid-afternoon Monday. ADVERTISEMENT A regular 1:30 p.m. call with the media was then rescheduled at 1:45 p.m., prompting questions about the nature of the outage. The site appeared functional again around 2:20 p.m. An official with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) blamed the call's postponement on change...
  • Obama Lures Republicans Into His Immigration Trap

    11/04/2013 12:02:34 PM PST · by zeestephen · 20 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | 29 October 2013 | Jon Feere
    Mr. Obama needs Republicans in the House of Representatives to initiate an immigration bill. Why? Because the Senate bill raises revenue and the Constitution requires all bills raising revenue to originate in the House, not the Senate.
  • BREAKING: Connecticut college on lockdown as administrators instruct students to ´stay in doors´

    11/04/2013 11:58:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    daily mail ^ | 11/4/13 | Michael Zennie
    Central Connecticut State University is in full lock down this afternoon and administrators are repeatedly urging students to stay indoors after an armed man was spotted on campus. Preliminary reports indicate that officers have contained the man in James Hall, a dorm at the university in New Britain, Connecticut. Shortly after the lockdown began, the Central Connecticut State website was taken down and replaced with a short, urgent warning: ´Campus Emergency. Remain Inside buildings. Stay in place! Stay away from Windows. Police are on the Scene.´
  • WH docs: Paper applications for Obamacare were problematic, too

    11/04/2013 11:58:29 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 4, 2013 | by Stephanie Condon
    While the Obama administration last month worked on resolving issues with HealthCare.gov, it had concerns that it was misleading consumers by suggesting they'd make more progress signing up for an Obamacare insurance plan with a paper application, documents recently turned over to Congress show. "The paper applications allow people to feel like they are moving forward in the process and provides another option; at the end of the day, we are all stuck in the same queue," the notes from an Obama administration meeting on Oct. 11 say. Notes from an Oct. 15 meeting say, "Navigators are seeing people very...
  • Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Constitutionality of NY Town's Public Prayers

    11/04/2013 11:58:11 AM PST · by Center2Right · 21 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | November 4, 2013 | Michael Gryboski
    The United States Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday on whether or not the sectarian prayers offered at a New York town's meetings are constitutional. The highest court in the land will hear an appeal from a lower court decision regarding Greece, N.Y.'s practice of having explicitly Christian prayers open town meetings. Known as Galloway v. Town of Greece, the lawsuit was filed by two residents of Greece who felt the sectarian prayers made them feel excluded from the public affairs of the town. Susan Galloway and Linda Stephens, the two plaintiffs, are being represented by the Washington, D.C.-based group...
  • System Malfunction - How politics, partisanship, and spin doomed healthcare.gov.

    11/04/2013 11:53:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Slate ^ | November 4, 2013 | John Dickerson
    For four years we've watched the public political spat over President Obama's Affordable Care Act, but the Washington Post has given us a view into what it looks like when a political fight gets into the twitch muscles of an administration. In an in-depth investigation into the implementation of the president’s health care law, the paper's reporters describe the creation of a jalopy built by a deeply flawed system. The problems piled up over years, flowing from both Republican obstructionism and the hyper political sensitivity of the Obama administration. This mix led to decisions based on politics instead of efficiency,...
  • Andy Lopez Family to File Federal Lawsuit, Claiming Violation of Fourth Amendment

    11/04/2013 11:51:42 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 101 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 4, 2013 | Lisa Fernandez
    The parents of a 13-year-old Santa Rosa boy killed by a sheriff's deputy who thought the airsoft rifle he was carrying was real, plan to file a federal lawsuit in San Francisco on Monday, claiming the deputy who shot their son violated the boy's Fourth Amendment rights as they pertain to limits on police authority..... The Fourth Amendment states that citizens have the right to be secure against unreasonalbe searches and seizures. In an interview with NBC Bay Area on Monday morning, he said he will also allege that Gelhaus has been involved in prior instances of "excessive force" and...
  • Crock of Ages: Sebelius plays ignorant on abortion funds

    11/04/2013 11:42:14 AM PST · by topher · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:52 EST | by Tony Perkins
    <p>Nov. 4, 2013 (FRC) - If the White House told insurance execs to "keep quiet" about ObamaCare, they certainly listened when it came to abortion coverage. Last week, even the boss of the entire system, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, managed a surprised expression when Congressman John Shimkus (R-Ill.) asked her why the agency was hiding coverage details from pro-lifers. Without skipping a beat, the HHS chief insisted she didn't know what she so clearly knew in 2009, which is that ObamaCare is the biggest expansion of taxpayer-funded abortion in U.S. history.</p>
  • Van Jones: Obama Detractors Have ‘Obama Derangement Syndrome’ (nice try, Van)

    11/04/2013 11:41:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 4, 2013 - 12:00 PM | Melanie Hunter
    Former green jobs czar Van Jones, during a roundtable discussion over the rollout of Obamacare on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous,” said President Barack Obama’s detractors have “Obama Derangement Syndrome.” “It’s silly season. Literally, they have this sort of Obama Derangement Syndrome where Obama is this absent, weak, ineffectual dictator and tyrant who’s destroying America,” Jones said. …
  • 'Three killed' in Norway bus hijack

    'Three killed' in Norway bus hijack Breaking news Three people have been killed in the hijacking of a bus in Norway, media reports say. The suspect, a man in his 50s of foreign origin, has been arrested, police told Norway's TV2 news channel. The man was said to have been armed with a knife. There were no immediate details of the number of injured. The attack - which was initially reported as a traffic accident - took place around 17:30 local time (GMT) in the central town of Ardal.
  • Gibbs: President was "certainly wrong" to promise people could keep health plans

    11/04/2013 11:37:08 AM PST · by Personal Responsibility · 19 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/5/2013 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama's former press secretary, Robert Gibbs, says it was "certainly" wrong for the president to continuously promise that people would be able to keep their health care plans under Obamacare ..."Well, look, I don't recall significant discussions around some of the verbage on this, to be a hundred percent honest with you," said Gibbs this morning. "But do you agree it was a wrong move?" "Oh, well, certainly," said Gibbs. "I mean, I don't think anybody dealing with this today finds what was said. Now, I do think some explanation in terms of the fact that policies that were...
  • North Korea developing 'electromagnetic pulse weapons'

    11/04/2013 11:34:03 AM PST · by Kartographer · 31 replies
    South Korea's spy agency said Monday that North Korea was using Russian technology to develop electromagnetic pulse weapons aimed at paralysing military electronic equipment south of the border. The National Intelligence Service (NIS) said in a report to parliament that the North had purchased Russian electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weaponry to develop its own versions.
  • Senate Bill Bans Discrimination Against Cross-Dressers

    11/04/2013 11:33:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 4, 2013 - 12:56 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which will come up for a cloture vote in the Senate today, mandates that employers in the United States permit men to dress as women at work and women to dress as men as long as they otherwise adhere to “reasonable dress or grooming standards.” Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, the bill’s primary sponsor, has been joined by 55 co-sponsors. So the bill already has the backing of a 56-vote majority in the 100-member Senate. …
  • New Jersey’s Chris Christie looks to send a message to GOP with his reelection campaign

    11/04/2013 11:33:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 4, 2013 | Dan Balz
    "......“I said this to the RNC last summer,” Christie said aboard his bus later that day, referring to the Republican National Committee, “I’m in this to win, because if you don’t win, you can’t govern. If you can’t govern, you can’t move the country, the state, the city — whatever you’re running for — in the direction it needs to be moved in. I think we’ve had too many people [in the Republican Party] who’ve become less interested in winning an election and more interested in winning an argument.” Tuesday’s gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia will highlight both...
  • Ted Cruz Speaks on His Faith to South Carolina Clergy

    11/04/2013 11:21:49 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | Monday, 04 Nov 2013 01:11 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    Sen. Ted Cruz won't be talking politics when he addresses some 400 pastors Monday in South Carolina. The Texas Republican will focus his remarks on his faith and values. The event is sponsored by the American Renewal Project, the brainchild of evangelical political operative David Lane, The State newspaper reports. Cruz, a tea party favorite and one of the most vocal Congressional opponents of the Affordable Care Act, was a driving force behind shutting down the federal government in an effort to defund Obamacare. Cruz, a freshman, is weighing a run in the 2016 GOP presidential primaries. Sen. Tim Scott...
  • Holder: ‘I Was Right’ on Holding 9/11 Trial in NYC

    11/04/2013 11:21:27 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
    November 4, 2013, 1:00 PM ET Holder: ‘I Was Right’ on Holding 9/11 Trial in NYC ByDevlin Barrett Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that the slow pace of the military commission trial of the accused 9/11 plotters shows he was right four years ago to try to put those suspects on trial in New York City. The trial of those defendants, including the alleged mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, is still enmeshed in pre-trial hearings, and the trial itself is not expected to begin for at least another year. It was four years ago that Mr. Holder announced Mr. Mohammed...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    11/04/2013 11:20:51 AM PST · by Faith · 13 replies
    November 4, 2013 | Faith
    I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 

-- Romans 12:1 

  • Everyone heard they can keep their plan

    11/04/2013 11:16:34 AM PST · by Night Hides Not · 29 replies
    Morning Joe ^ | 11/4/13 | Morning Joe
    With Zeke Emanuel on set, Morning Joe played a montage of Obama saying 20+ times, "you can keep your doctor...you can keep your insurance." At 15:10, Mika has a "face/palm" moment that's just too damn funny. At 17:10, Joe is overheard yelling, "that's garbage, Zeke!"
  • Bus highjacked in Norway. All passengers including the bus driver slain.

    11/04/2013 11:14:30 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 78 replies
    VG (largest Norwegian Newspaper) ^ | 04.11.13 - 18:19 | Av Rune Thomas Ege , Sigrid Helene Svendsen , Marcus Husby , Gordon Andersen , Bjørn-Martin Nordby o
    My quick translation: A non ethnic Norwegian entered a bus n the fjordlands of Western Norway, then proceeded to slay all the passengers with a knife. There were only 3 passengers onboard so casualties are relatively low I suppose.
  • GM Debate Not Settled, Say European Scientists 'Genetically modified foods'.

    11/04/2013 10:55:03 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 128 replies
    Epoch times ^ | Oct 24, 2013 | Justina Reichel,
    GM Debate Not Settled, Say European Scientists Controversy erupts after World Food Prize awarded to Monsanto By Justina Reichel, Epoch Times | October 24, 2013 In the wake of biotech giants Monsanto and Syngenta being awarded the World Food Prize, a European coalition of scientists is challenging claims that the debate around genetically modified foods is settled and that GM foods are safe. The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility, which consists of more than 90 scientists, academics, and physicians, released a statement Monday in response to “sweeping claims” that GM products are safe. “We strongly reject...
  • Team Obama grabs the pitchforks (Insurance vs. Obama. Grab the popcorn)

    11/04/2013 10:51:46 AM PST · by tobyhill · 41 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/4/2013 | Chris Stirewalt
    <p>TEAM OBAMA GRABS THE PITCHFORKS - The partnership between President Obama and big health insurance companies is under some serious strain as administration talking points suggest a populist pitch in a bid to resuscitate the president’s floundering new entitlement program. Ezekiel Emanuel, the leading architect of ObamaCare insisted on “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace” that Obama isn’t to blame for millions of cancelled policies, premium spikes and other disruptions. “The insurance decides how to make money. When the private companies decide to drop an individual, you blame Obama. He isn’t responsible for that,” said Emanuel, brother to former White House Chief of Staff turned Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.</p>
  • Connecticut college on lockdown

    11/04/2013 10:50:24 AM PST · by massmike · 72 replies
    http://nypost.com/ ^ | 11/04/2013 | Associated Press
  • Thousands of Russian nationalists march in Moscow

    11/04/2013 10:47:26 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 30 replies
    Moscow (AFP) - About 10,000 Russian ultra-nationalists marched through Moscow on Monday in a protest against Muslim migrants that saw police make dozens of arrests. Moscow authorities said they detained about 30 young men for making Nazi-style salutes and breaking the windows of cars driven by people who looked like they came from impoverished Muslim regions of the Caucasus and Central Asia. "Why are there foreigners in our cities? This is our home," said a young woman on the march who identified herself only as Nadezhda. Another man with a shaved head and a young child on his shoulders said...
  • Why can't Obama run the government as smoothly as his campaign?

    11/04/2013 10:46:19 AM PST · by mandaladon · 50 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4 Nov 2013 | Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons
    WASHINGTON — A year after his reelection triumph, President Obama is facing an awkward question from friends and foes alike: Why can't he run the government as well as he ran his campaign? What with the IRS targeting of tea party groups; the poor security at the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya; the eavesdropping on close allies; and the botched rollout of the landmark healthcare law, Obama increasingly seems to be battling top-level management failures as much as policy or political problems. On each of these controversies, Obama has claimed ignorance before the fact and outrage afterward, leaving even some...
  • House GOP: Let’s back off and let ObamaCare speak for itself

    11/04/2013 10:41:29 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12:01 pm on November 4, 2013 | by Ed Morrissey
    Napoleon once said, “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” House Republicans have decided to follow that advice, often reiterated by John Boehner, according to National Journal’s Tim Alberta and Billy House.  Rather than launch a public-relations attack on ObamaCare, they’re going to let it speak for itself and head home for the recess: Amid the drip-drip-drip of problems surrounding the Affordable Care Act, House Republicans appear to be seriously considering the notion that the best course may be to pipe down and allow Obamacare supporters to continue bleeding.“To put it in context, we should just try...
  • Principal threatens to expel third-grader over these awesome drawings

    11/04/2013 10:41:17 AM PST · by chessplayer · 68 replies
    Yet another student has landed in trouble for having something that represents a weapon, but isn’t actually anything remotely like a real weapon. This time, an Arizona couple pulled their eight-year-old son out of a charter school last week after school officials threatened to expel the boy for his colorful drawings of a ninja, a soldier and a character from Star Wars. All three figures are clutching guns and knives. Scottsdale Country Day’s principal Steve Prahcharov — who for some reason insists on calling himself the headmaster — called a meeting with Jeff to show him his third-grade son’s artwork...
  • White House leaks Israel attack on Syria

    11/04/2013 10:40:05 AM PST · by Col Vit · 10 replies
    POLITISITE ^ | 4 November 2013 | Colonel Steven B. Vitali USMC (Ret)
    American diplomacy was in full display when Times of Israel publication reported that the White House leaked information of an Israeli strike against the Syrian port city of Latakia to destroy sophisticated weaponry expected to be transferred to Hezbollah. Israel, Obama’s black sheep of American allies, is enraged at what it sees as Washington’s betrayal of Israel. The leak that appears intended to send Israel a message is harmful to its safety. Any reported Israeli attack on Arab soil heightens tensions in the volatile Middle-East region. Islamist terrorist are expected to retaliate against Israel. Israel is frustrated with Washington politics,...
  • Sowell: An Old 'New' Program

    11/04/2013 10:39:44 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 5, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Like so many things that seem new, ObamaCare is in many ways old wine in new bottles. For example, when confronted with the fact that millions of Americans stand to lose their existing medical insurance, as a result of ObamaCare, defenders of ObamaCare say that this is true only when those people have "substandard" insurance. Who decides what is "substandard"? What is older than the idea that some exalted elite know what is good for us better than we know ourselves? Obama uses the rhetoric of going "forward," but he is in fact going backward to an age when despots...
  • Democratic Robo-Calls Claim Cuccinelli Supports Obamacare, Abortion

    11/04/2013 10:35:01 AM PST · by aimhigh · 16 replies
    www.FreeBeacon.com ^ | 11/04/2013 | Lachlan Markay
    Virginia Democrats are allegedly misrepresenting the positions held by Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli in an attempt to depress conservative turnout and using peer pressure to boost voter turnout among Democratic constituencies in the final days of that state’s gubernatorial race. Del. Scott Lingamfelter, a Republican, said he received a robo-call on Sunday evening claiming that Cuccinelli supports the Affordable Care Act and taxpayer financing for abortions. . . . . . Cuccinelli vehemently opposes Obamacare, as the law is commonly known. He was the first state attorney general to challenge the law in court. He is also strongly opposed...
  • CBS: White House warned three years ago that ObamaCare was running off the rails (Video)

    11/04/2013 10:27:52 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8:41 am on November 4, 2013 | by Ed Morrissey
    Remember when you’re watching this that it pertains to the same people who now argue that they know better than you about what kind of insurance coverage you need.  CBS News reports that an internal memo warned the White House three years ago that the Healthcare.gov project was turning into a disaster, and that no one with any expertise had control of the project:
  • Churches get behind the Albuquerque late-term abortion ban with encouragement from archbishop

    11/04/2013 10:26:40 AM PST · by topher · 2 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:22 EST | by Operation Rescue staff
    Albuquerque, New Mexico, Nov. 4, 2013 (OperationRescue.org) – Archbishop Michael Sheehan urged Albuquerque Catholics to cast their votes for the historic Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance Sunday, telling them that a vote for the ordinance is the only way a Catholic should vote. “Let us say ‘yes’ to Jesus, let us say ‘yes’ to the unborn child, and urge others to do the same,” he said during his homily at the Shrine of Bernadette. His message resonated with parishioners, some of whom plan to take advantage of early voting which is now open. Meanwhile ABQ Voters for Late Term...
  • Thank you all very much for your support, prayers and well wishes!! [FReepathon thread XXX]

    11/04/2013 10:18:50 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 453 replies
    First, even though I cannot possibly respond to each and every post, I want to thank you all very much from the bottom of my heart for the outpouring of love, support and prayer while I was in the hospital and continuing during the recovery. It's going to be a long process rebuilding my strength and discovering how to do for myself all the things I used to do, but I am determined not to let the loss of my legs stop me. God willing, I'm not done yet! There's way too much work to be done. We've barely begun...
  • Obama: ‘I Want To Put The Fear Of God In All Of You’ (Obama lying AGAIN)

    11/04/2013 10:17:21 AM PST · by yoe · 32 replies
    CBS ^ | November 4, 2013 | Sraff
    President Barack Obama cast Republican Ken Cuccinelli on Sunday as part of an extreme Tea Party faction that shut down the government, throwing the political weight of the White House behind Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the final days of a bitter race for governor. “Nothing makes me more nervous than when my supporters start feeling too confident,” Obama said during the rally. “So I want to put the fear of God in all of you.” Seeking an upset, Cuccinelli cast this week’s Virginia gubernatorial election as a referendum on Obama’s troubled national health care law. National issues that have divided...
  • Sauk Rapids Graphic Artist Challenges National Security Agency

    11/04/2013 10:01:34 AM PST · by yoe · 12 replies
    CBSNews ^ | November 1, 2013 7:23 PM | Bill Hudson
    It was Edward Snowden’s revelations of domestic spying by the National Security Agency that hatched the idea — graphic artist Dan McCall would take the NSA’s emblem and < href="http://www.libertymaniacs.com/">( create a new look with a funny twist.)“When I got finished I thought, this is pretty good – I thought it was fun,” McCall said. Soon, he was having T-shirts emblazoned with the NSA logo accompanied by the slogan, “peeping while you’re sleeping.” Under the parodied emblem was the statement, “the only part of government that actually listens.” What McCall meant as pure parody, apparently wasn’t very funny to bureaucrats...
  • VIPs join T-shirt protest of Russia's anti-gay law

    11/04/2013 9:57:30 AM PST · by klpt · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 4, 2013 | ABC News
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) Actors Jonah Hill, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kristen Bell are among a batch of celebrities donning Russian-language "Love Conquers Hate" T-shirts to show support for gays in Russia alarmed by a new law banning pro-gay "propaganda."</p> <p>It's part of an initiative launched Monday by the Human Rights Campaign, the largest U.S. gay-rights group.</p>
  • God, Lies, and Obama

    11/04/2013 9:57:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 31st, 2013 | Roger L Simon
    Americans are far from strangers to presidential lying. Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon excelled at it. Both, however, were liars of what we could call self-defense. They were guys that got caught — Clinton with his serial infidelities and Nixon covering up a break-in for an election he had already won by a landslide. Both men too were cowards. They took the easy, and probably most self-destructive, way out — lying. Barack Obama is another matter. His lies are not mainly for self-defense (although Benghazi has elements of that). They are lies of ideological volition. He lies to get his...
  • Feinstein: you can keep your plan until after the bill is enacted

    11/04/2013 9:56:24 AM PST · by Personal Responsibility · 29 replies
    The blaze ^ | Nov 4th | Meredith Jesus
    SCHIEFFER: The president said in the beginning that one thing was that if you liked the health care program you had, you could keep it. We now know there was debate within the administration before he said that as to whether that was actually a promise that could be kept. Should the president not have made that statement? FEINSTEIN: Well, as I understand it, you can keep it up to the time — and I hope this is correct, but this is what I’ve been told — up to the time the bill was enacted, and after that, it’s a...
  • Dianne Feinstein Delivers Postal Profits to Hubby

    11/04/2013 9:48:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2013 | Bill Tatro
    It would appear that I’ve done a great disservice to my children, thus I will not make the same mistake regarding my grandchildren. Many years ago, while strongly encouraging my kids, I continually pounded the table about the virtues of studying hard and getting a good education.In so doing, my objective was to enable my children to experience the excitement of learning new things as they eventually utilized their newfound knowledge in order to start careers that would be rewarding both financially and personally, while also knowing that their chosen occupations could be of great benefit to their fellow...
  • Weather.Gov: Drought relief for Texas/Georgia for November 2013

    11/04/2013 9:46:32 AM PST · by topher · 18 replies
    Weather.Gov /NOAA.Gov ^ | November 2013
    Latest Monthly Assessment - The November 2013 Drought Outlook is based on initial conditions, short and medium range forecasts, the CPC updated monthly outlooks for temperature and precipitation, and climatology. During late October, heavy rains ahead of a slow moving cold front fell across parts of south-central and southeastern Texas, causing localized flooding in Austin and regions just to the southwest. Widespread rainfall associated with the same storm system also overspread eastern Kansas, Missouri, southern Iowa, and northern Illinois, with accumulations of an inch or greater observed. Additional rainfall in these areas are expected during the first week of...
  • Joe Biden: Ken Cuccinelli's views ‘from another era’

    11/04/2013 9:42:48 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 54 replies
    politico.com ^ | November 04, 2013 | KATIE GLUECK
    ANNANDALE, Va. — Vice President Joe Biden on Monday delivered a closing pitch for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, painting the Virginia race as a major test of the mainstream electorate’s answer to a resurgent tea party. ”This race has captured the attention of the entire nation,” Biden said. “Not just because it’s a … race in a bellwether state that has become the face of progress in this country. But because it’s the first major race between the forces and faces of the new Republican tea party — a tea party whose social recidivism is only outgunned by its...
  • African inventor makes 3D printer from e-waste (video)

    11/04/2013 9:41:31 AM PST · by null and void · 12 replies
    3ders ^ | Oct.10, 2013
    33-year old Kodjo Afate Gnikou has imagination, talent and ambition. Using rails and belts from old scanners, the case of a discarded desktop computer and even bits of a diskette drive, Gnikou has created what is believed to be the first 3D printer made from e-waste.Afate has been working on this experimental device for several months. He calls it W.AFATE, a composition of "W" WoeLab, and "Afate". Afate launched his project on ulule, an European crowdfunding site earlier this year, and raised more than 4,000 euro from supporters. The fund helped Afate support the cost of the original investment in...
  • “What Difference Does It Make”? The Difference Between Truth and Lies

    11/04/2013 9:36:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2013 | Morgan Brittany
    Why do a vast majority of the American public continue to fall for the constant lies coming out of Washington?What is it that they just don’t see?Time and time again the rug is pulled out from under them and they still fall for the same old “bait and switch”.Politicians know it and now they have no qualms about continuing the lies even after we know they are lies! I remember a time when at least they tried to cover it up, (Richard Nixon), or they came clean after they were caught, (Bill Clinton).Today however, they fabricate a lie in order...
  • "Campus emergency" reported at CCSU in New Britain

    11/04/2013 9:35:47 AM PST · by Biggirl · 68 replies
    WFSB.com ^ | November 4,2013v | Joseph Wenzel IV
    NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) -Students are being advised to stay indoors and stay away from windows because of a "campus emergency" Monday afternoon.
  • Hollywood targeted to give health-care law a boost

    11/04/2013 9:20:49 AM PST · by mikrofon · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/04/2013 | AP
    By MICHAEL R. BLOOD and SANDY COHEN 2 hours ago LOS ANGELES (AP) — The health care overhaul might get a Hollywood rewrite. The California Endowment, a private foundation that is spending millions to promote President Barack Obama's signature law, recently provided a $500,000 grant to ensure TV writers and producers have information about the Affordable Care Act that can be stitched into plot lines watched by millions. he aim is to produce compelling prime-time narratives that encourage Americans to enroll, especially the young and healthy, Hispanics and other key demographic groups needed to make the overhaul a success. "We...
  • Unintimidated: A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge

    11/04/2013 9:18:45 AM PST · by Jean S · 8 replies
    Amazon ^ | Scott Walker
    “Today, we can sound like conservatives and act like conservatives—and still win elections. Those who say we can’t don’t see what I see in Wisconsin and what my fellow governors in states all across America see. We don’t need to change our principles. What we need is more courage.” In 2011, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker’s chances of staying in office looked bleak. Angry protesters—furious about his collective bargaining proposal—swarmed Madison, camped in the capitol, and attempted to block the passage of the governor’s reform legislation. Teachers unions accused him of sabotaging education. His approval numbers fell to the basement, and with the national media’s descent on Wisconsin, liberals denounced “Dead Man Walker.” He found himself fighting...