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  • The Mass Firings Begin (Stella Paul)

    11/09/2012 5:23:20 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 82 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 11/9/2012 | Stella Paul
    Obama was "fired up" and so were the voters, and so now, the mass firings begin. Here's a collection of today's headlines. Please say a prayer for the families who will be suffering. Had Romney won, many of these companies would now be hiring. Teco Coal officials announce layoffs Momentive Inc plans temporary layoffs for 150 Wilkes-Barre officials to announce mandatory layoffs 600 layoffs at Groupon More layoffs announced at Aniston Weapons Incinerator Murray Energy confirms 150 layoffs at 3 subsidiaries 130 laid off in Minnesota dairy plant closure Stanford brake plant to lay off 75 Turbocare, Oce to lay...
  • NY Times Predicts Obama will take Netanyahu to the Woodshed

    11/09/2012 5:15:20 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 11/9/2012 | Leo Rennert
    It's no secret that the New York Times detests Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu -- in its news columns as well as on the editorial page. So it comes as no surprise that, after President Obama's second-term victory, the Times relishes the prospect of Bibi getting his comeuppance, big-time, from the White House. In a post-election dispatch, Times Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren eagerly reports that Netanyahu may have risked Israel's "collective relationship with Washington" by rejecting Obama's demands for concessions to the Palestinians and by showing a preference for Mitt Romney, a long-time friend of the prime minister. "His...
  • School: Bus driver asks student to pick up gun from roadside(MN)

    11/09/2012 5:06:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    kare11.com ^ | 8 November, 2012 | Jana Shortal
    ROBBINSDALE, Minn. -- A 7th grader at Robbinsdale Middle School was put in a very odd position Thursday morning on the way to school by a bus driver for Metropolitan Transportation Network, according to the school district. MTN contracts some bus routes with Robbinsdale schools. In a letter sent to parents Thursday afternoon Robbinsdale Middle School Principal, John Cook, said a 7th grade student was riding on bus to school Thursday morning when the driver on that route noticed something on the side of the road. The driver stopped the bus and told the student to go see what it...
  • Change of heart on selling gun magazines to children(UK)

    11/09/2012 4:41:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    thisiscornwall.co.uk ^ | 8 November, 2012 | NA
    Britain's biggest newsagent appears to be relaxing age restrictions on the sale of shooting magazines to children after pressure from countryside campaigners. A row erupted last month when it emerged WH Smith was refusing to sell shooting titles to under-14s, even though they can legally hold a shotgun licence below that age. Country sports enthusiasts responded by launching a lobbying campaign. Members of the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) have been visiting stores, e-mailing the company and lobbying via social media while an online petition has attracted 12,000 signatures. The association said it now appeared that WH Smith...
  • Holder exit would empty tank on Fast and Furious investigation

    11/09/2012 4:35:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 8 November, 2012 | David Codrea
    Attorney General Eric Holder told University of Baltimore law students he may not serve a second Obama term, CBS DC reported today. “Do I have gas left in the tank?” he asked, saying he still must talk things over with his family and the president about if he “can contribute to a second term.” Holder’s tank is not the only one running on empty. His departure would effectively strand the Congressional Fast and Furious investigation on the side of the road, along with any chance of determining his level of involvement in decision-making and subsequent stonewalling. A Republican leadership that...
  • Crouse Hospital announces another round of job cuts

    11/09/2012 4:31:29 AM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 4 replies
    9WSYR.com ^ | 11/8/2012 | Anonymous
    Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Crouse Hospital announced Thursday another round of cuts as it considers significant challenges down the road due to healthcare reform. Seventy jobs – 23 that were vacant – were cut on Thursday, including nursing, nursing support and non-nursing positions. Bob Allen, a spokesperson for the hospital, says they’re looking ahead as they expect decreases in Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements. The hospital is looking at ways to contain costs on supplies, overtime, and other expenses to insure the hospital can provide service in the future. Last month, the hospital cut 23 management positions – three that were vacant...
  • Class-action lawsuit looming against city in gun-owner web snafu

    11/09/2012 4:30:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    philly.com ^ | 8 November, 2012 | WILLIAM BENDER
    Philadelphia could be facing a class-action lawsuit on behalf of gun owners who say the city violated their privacy by publishing their personal information and launching an interactive web map that included clickable icons of revolvers over their homes. Attorney Joshua Prince filed a motion this week in Common Pleas Court, requesting that the suit be sealed to avoid revealing the names of his five clients - and potentially hundreds of others if the case is granted class-action status. In August, the city's Department of Licenses and Inspections introduced a revamped website, featuring a map that allowed users to view...
  • Americans face $3,500 fiscal cliff tax hit (Give the Rats what they wanted)

    11/09/2012 4:29:29 AM PST · by tobyhill · 44 replies
    cnn money ^ | 10/1/2012 | By Jeanne Sahadi
    American households face an average tax increase of $3,500 if Congress doesn't act to avert the fiscal cliff, according to a new analysis from the Tax Policy Center. Overall, 88% of households would end up with higher taxes. ,,,, By contrast, households making up to $20,113 would see a $412 average increase. That may simply represent a smaller refund to those households, many of which have very little if any federal income tax liability to begin with. Households in the middle -- with total incomes between $39,790 and $64,484 -- can expect a roughly $2,000 increase.
  • Ron Paul: Election Shows U.S. 'Far Gone'

    11/09/2012 4:21:23 AM PST · by blam · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11-9-2012 | By Stephen Dinan
    Ron Paul: Election Shows U.S. 'Far Gone' By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times November 8, 2012, 11:56AM Rep. Ron Paul, whose maverick presidential bids shook the GOP, said in the wake of this week's elections that the country has already veered over the fiscal cliff and he sees no chance of righting ship in a country where too many people are dependent on government. "We're so far gone. We're over the cliff," the Texas Republican told Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop" program. "We cannot get enough people in Congress in the next 5-10 years who will do wise things."...
  • Gasoline rationing begins in NYC; power outages continue to stymie recovery efforts (Bush's Fault!)

    11/09/2012 4:20:46 AM PST · by tobyhill · 22 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/9/2012 | ap
    A new gasoline rationing plan that lets motorists fill up every other day went into effect in New York Friday morning as a nor'easter that knocked out power anew to hundreds of thousands of customers erased some of the progress made by utility crews. Police were at gas stations to enforce the new system in New York City and on Long Island. "This is designed to let everybody have a fair chance, so the lines aren't too oppressive and that we can get through this," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. The nor'easter brought gusting winds, rain and snow on Wednesday and...
  • Christie Calls Obama to Congratulate, Emails Romney

    11/09/2012 4:19:42 AM PST · by Perdogg · 32 replies
    New Jersey Gov. Benedict Arnold Christie revealed that he took the time to make a personal phone call to congratulate Barack Obama on his reelection. Christie was clear that any political chicanery was not discussed: “We didn’t have a political strategy discussion. I said congratulations on your win last night Mr. President, he said thank you governor.” Oops. Properly italicized, that last sentence should read, “Thank you, Governor.” Christie has lashed out at Republicans, upset with his glowing words for Obama during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, especially Mitt Romney’s staffers, saying: "When you get to the end of a...
  • Krugman Tells Obama: DON'T MAKE A DEAL

    11/09/2012 4:09:24 AM PST · by blam · 58 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-9-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Krugman Tells Obama: DON'T MAKE A DEAL Joe WeisenthalNov. 9, 2012, 4:25 AM In his brand new op-ed at the NYT, Paul Krugman makes the loudest case yet that Obama shouldn't rush into any kind of big "deal" with the GOP on averting the fiscal cliff. Liberals have been going in this direction for awhile, arguing two things: Hitting the fiscal cliff would not be a huge catastrophe right away, and the GOP has lost a lot of leverage, so there's no reason to cave to their insistence on everything. So Krugman tells Obama not to reach his hand out...
  • China's Economy Will Overtake US In The Next Four Years, Says OECD

    11/09/2012 4:01:29 AM PST · by blam · 28 replies
    TBI = The Guardian ^ | 11-9-2012 | Josephine Moulds
    China's Economy Will Overtake US In The Next Four Years, Says OECD Josephine Moulds, The GuardianNovember 9, 2012 China will overtake the US in the next four years to become the largest economy in the world, says a leading international thinktank. The Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said China's economy will be larger than the combined economies of the eurozone countries by the end of this year, and will overtake the US by the end of 2016. Global GDP will grow by 3% a year over the next 50 years, it says, but there will be large...
  • Awkward first press conference for senator-elect Warren

  • Adviser: Romney "shellshocked" by loss

    11/09/2012 3:33:33 AM PST · by gotribe · 63 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 11/8/2012 | Jan Crawford
    "We went into the evening confident we had a good path to victory," said one senior adviser. "I don't think there was one person who saw this coming."
  • Hope Over Experience [Obama does NOT have a mandate, he merely won a close contest]

    11/09/2012 2:54:05 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 9, 2012
    President Obama won one of the narrower re-elections in modern times Tuesday, eking out a second term with a fraction of his 7.3% margin of 2008, in a polarized country with the opposition GOP retaining and still dominating the House. Given that second Presidential terms are rarely better than the first, this is best described as the voters doubling down on hope over experience. *** Mr. Obama's campaign stitched together a shrunken but still decisive version of his 2008 coalition—single women, the young and culturally liberal, government and other unions workers, and especially minority voters. He said little during the...
  • Allen West Court Hearing Postponed: Report [Racist Miami Media Ignored West For 2 Years]

    11/09/2012 2:29:20 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    NBC ^ | November 9, 2012
    The Palm Beach County court hearing on Congressman Allen West’s request for the seizure of ballots and voting machines has been postponed until Friday at noon, TCPalm.com reported. The hearing had been set for Thursday at 5 p.m. at the main courthouse in West Palm Beach. West, who filed court motions on Wednesday, told reporters Thursday morning that he's calling for a recount because “it’s important that we make sure that a good and fair election has been done.” ”There are some discrepancies up in St. Lucie County,” said the Republican, who trails Democrat Patrick Murphy by 2,456 votes in...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - November 9, 2012

    11/09/2012 2:04:41 AM PST · by sneakers · 20 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-p34761/ http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Gas rationing to start in N.Y. and N.J. [Get used to it...also coming with healthcare]

    11/09/2012 2:01:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | November 9, 2012
    For those in the New York area suffering not only from the devastating storms but also from gas lines that have lasted longer than a work shift, some relief is on the way Friday. Leaders announced gas rationing in parts of New York and New Jersey in an effort to address the gas shortage brought on by the one-two punch of Superstorm Sandy and this week's nor'easter. "Drivers are still facing long lines, frustrations are only growing and it now appears that there will be shortages for possibly another couple of weeks," New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told reporters Thursday...
  • Momentive Inc. plans temporary layoffs for 150

    11/09/2012 12:50:28 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 5 replies
    About 150 workers at Sistersville's Momentive Performance Materials plant will be temporarily laid off later this month, officials said this week. Citing a reduction in customer demand and a weak economy, the company will lay off workers for a two week period beginning Nov. 12 and ending Nov. 25, with workers returning to the job Nov. 26. According to John Scharf, spokesperson for Momentive Performance Materials Inc., temporary layoffs due to reduced demand are commonplace in manufacturing. "There are slow downs like this at various times, where we don't receive many orders as other times of the year," he said....