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  • PETRAEUS COLLEAGUE: Biographer Paula Broadwell 'Got Her Claws Into Him'

    11/10/2012 8:15:04 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 126 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 11/10/2012http://www.businessinsider.com/general-petraeus-affair-paula-broadwell-went-from-likable-t | Robert Johnson
    I reached out to a senior military source who has worked with Petraeus, (P4) as he's referred to within the service, and who helped provide background information for Broadwell's book. I'll call the officer "James Downing"). A transcript of our conversation follows: BI: Did anyone know about the affair before today? James: I'm not sure anyone really "knew", per se. But it's one of those things that, as soon as the announcement was made, I knew in an instant who it was. Everything made sense. Who had exclusive access to him? Who wrote the hagiography on his life? Who framed...
  • "Good journalism starts with being humble – about the fact that there is no such thing as truth"

    11/10/2012 8:09:19 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 26 replies
    Your Middle East ^ | 11/9/2012 | Victor Argo
    An article in Foreign Policy magazine a couple of weeks ago caught my eye: Terry Anderson explained why the world still needed war correspondents. Anderson was writing about Austin Tice, the freelance journalist recently kidnapped in Syria, and the dangers of the trade in general when going to a war zone. Terry Anderson? A familiar figure among historians of the Lebanese civil war; a journalist most famous for a long period when he didn't write a single word. Terry Anderson had been the AP's Beirut bureau chief for two years when he was abducted by armed militias in Ain al-Mreisseh,...
  • Oregon's economy slows further in September, U of O index shows(7,900 job cuts)

    11/10/2012 7:27:33 AM PST · by Be Careful · 33 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | November 05, 2012 at 5:00 PM | By Molly Young, The Oregonian
    Oregon’s economy retreated in September, dampened by one of the sharpest monthly jobs losses since the recession. A University of Oregon gauge that tracks the state’s economic activity edged down to a reading of –0.66, meaning the state is expanding slower than its normal pace since 1990.
  • 'It Ain't Over 'til It's Over': What to Do Now

    11/10/2012 7:20:25 AM PST · by Sioux-san · 85 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/10/12 | Paul Murphy
    ....In the short term, the GOP must fight the count. Romney should never have conceded, and he must now find a reason to "unconcede." It's alarming advice to give the GOP, but in this the party must behave as the Democrats do. Try to imagine, for example, how the Obama campaign would have reacted if the numbers in Florida were reversed; if Scot Brown seemed guilty of practicing law without a license and won anyway; if a half-dozen major precincts responsible for electing Republicans claimed turnouts of 99% or more; if the Romney campaign had rather obviously both solicited and...
  • Share This Massive List Of Post-Election Firings And Layoffs With Everyone You Can

    11/10/2012 7:19:18 AM PST · by blam · 39 replies
    TEC ^ | 11-9-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Share This Massive List Of Post-Election Firings And Layoffs With Everyone You Can By Michael Snyder on November 9th, 2012 The victory by Barack Obama on election night has resulted in a huge wave of firings and layoffs all over America. A large number of businesses seem to have suddenly shifted into panic mode. The number of layoff announcements that we have seen in the last 48 hours has been absolutely shocking. So why is this happening? Well, the truth is that the federal government is absolutely suffocating small businesses all over America with rules, regulations and taxes. If you...
  • Vestas to cut 3,000 more jobs (Danish/Oregon Wind System)

    11/10/2012 7:15:35 AM PST · by Be Careful · 4 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | November 08, 2012 at 8:20 AM | By Ted Sickinger, The Oregonian
    Vestas Wind Systems is aiming to sell a stake of as much as 20 percent and shed another 3,000 off its headcount, more than doubling the number of jobs it plans to eliminate by 2013. The announcement came as the Danish company reported disappointing financial results that sent its shares tumbling 13 percent. The world's biggest wind turbine-maker said Wednesday that its third-quarter loss widened to 175 million euros ($225 million), compared with a loss of 60 million euros in the year-ago period. Analysts had forecast net income of 20 million euros, according to a Bloomberg survey.
  • Boehner: Election a 'mandate to work together' with Dems (Time for Conservatives to part ways)

    11/10/2012 7:12:28 AM PST · by tobyhill · 76 replies
    the hill ^ | 11/10/2012 | By Daniel Strauss
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) called it "critical" to avoid automatic spending cuts and tax-rate increases that could go into effect if Congress does not agree on a deficit-reduction plan. Boehner's call during the weekly Republican address came after a week in which Republicans and Democrats moved away from focusing on Tuesday's presidential election and toward immigration reform and a deal to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff." Boehner urged Congress to begin action on job creation and deficit reduction.
  • 'Meatless Mondays': LA urges residents to turn vegetarian one day a week

    11/10/2012 7:12:11 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    Los Angeles is hoping to persuade people to become vegetarian – at least one day per week. Under a resolution unanimously approved by the city council this week, all future Mondays in the City of Angels have been declared "Meatless Mondays." Follow @NBCNewsUS It's part of an international campaign to cut down on meat consumption for health and environmental reasons.
  • You have Two Years to Live - Dr. Jack Wheeler

    11/10/2012 7:04:33 AM PST · by xvq2er · 19 replies
    To The Point News ^ | 09 November 2012 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    YOU HAVE TWO YEARS TO LIVE Print E-mail Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler Friday, 09 November 2012 An Open Letter to the Incoming Republican House Members of the 113th Congress Dear GOP House Members and Members-Elect - Congratulations to you all for surviving the absurd calamity of November 6th. You need to know what's in store for you. To put it bluntly, you have two years to live. Politically live as the House Majority, that is. You are going to be demonized and destroyed by the Chicago Gangsters who run the White House and the presstitutes of the CorruptMedia. Your...
  • Markets Eye 4 Horsemen Of Obama’s Second Term

    11/10/2012 7:03:28 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11-9-2012 | Rachel Koning Beals
    Markets Eye 4 Horsemen Of Obama’s Second Term By Rachel Koning BealsNov. 9, 2012, 5:20 p.m. EST CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — Whether you exhaled or gasped over the presidential election result, there’s no denying what comes next: A deficit and budget slugfest that will play out against a vulnerable U.S. economic recovery and Europe’s own debt mop-up. That means if you believe that the so-called fiscal cliff, in the shape of a planned $600 billion of federal spending cuts and higher taxes, threatens the growth-stock strategies favored during the election runup, it may be time for a little insurance. President Barack...
  • Connecticut - County Vote Results(Romney wins Greenwich!?)

    11/10/2012 6:52:29 AM PST · by matt04 · 7 replies
    Greenwich Romney - 14,368 Obama - 11,137 R. Anderson - 47 G. Johnson - 162
  • REID: WE WON'T WORK WITH ROMNEY (Flashback 11/2/2012. GOP should refuse to work with Obama)

    11/10/2012 6:47:27 AM PST · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/2/2012 | by BEN SHAPIRO
    Today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pledged to stonewall any attempt by Mitt Romney to pass his agenda if elected. “Mitt Romney’s fantasy that Senate Democrats will work with him to pass his ‘severely conservative’ agenda is laughable,” spat Reid.
  • UBS: 1000% Inflation Is Perfectly Acceptable...

    11/10/2012 6:45:18 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-10-2012 | Sam Ro
    UBS: 1000% Inflation Is Perfectly Acceptable... Sam RoNov. 10, 2012, 6:35 AM In a recent note to clients, UBS Chief Economist Larry Hatheway suggests that even 1000 percent inflation can be manageable as long as people see it coming. From his recent Macro Keys note: When 1000% inflation can be desirable In fact, the costs associated with inflation (price change) are less than commonly supposed. There is the famous “sticker price cost” – the cost of constantly changing price labels – but in a world of electronic displays and web based ordering this is not a serious economic cost (in...
  • Obama Offers Hurricane Amnesty

    11/10/2012 6:40:52 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 5, 2012 | Judicial Watch Blog
    Capitalizing on any opportunity to grant illegal aliens amnesty, the Obama Administration is using the recent hurricane as an excuse to waive immigration laws, including for violators of student visas like the 9/11 hijackers. While this outrageous storm amnesty has been ignored by the mainstream media, it’s very real and largely unprecedented. In an announcement posted by the Homeland Security agency that handles these matters, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Obama Administration says it “understands that a natural disaster can affect an individual’s ability to maintain a lawful immigration status.”
  • Krauthammer on Petraeus: Now That There's a Sex Scandal Benghazi Will Become Hottest Story Around

    11/10/2012 6:37:55 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 11/9/2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Friday that the revelations concerning CIA Director David Petraeus's affair will now make what happened at our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, back in September "the hottest story around." As Krauthammer noted on Fox News's Special Report, this goes in stark contrast to how the media buried this story before Tuesday's election (video follows with transcript and commentary): VIDEO LINKCHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: The other thing I would add, which is what Bolton said. I think he’s absolutely right. There is no way that this is going to get in the way of the Benghazi story coming out,...
  • Stolen gun report a sign of things to come from Obama’s second term

    11/10/2012 6:37:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 November, 2012 | David Codrea
    A report released yesterday by the Bureau of Justice Statistics in Washington claims “About 1.4 million firearms were stolen during household burglaries and other property crimes over the six-year period from 2005 through 2010. “Of the guns stolen each year during burglaries and other property crimes, at least 80 percent, or an annual average of 186,800 firearms, had not been recovered up to six months after being stolen,” the BJS press release states. That certainly sounds ominous. And it’s what the media and those interested in ratcheting down on the nation’s gun laws will be focused on, as cherry-picking from...
  • A Message From Beyond

    11/10/2012 6:27:01 AM PST · by Ted Grant · 8 replies
    Read the second letter to The Ethicist.
  • Sharon Homeowner Shoots Burglary Suspect (OH)

    11/10/2012 6:24:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    The man who was shot attempting to break into a Sharon home on Monday waived his right to an extradition hearing Thursday afternoon in Youngstown. The homeowner, Pete Delli Bovi, has lived on Malleable Street for 33 years. He said he can't believe someone tried breaking in during the day. On Monday afternoon, Delli Bovi was resting when he heard a noise he said he'll never forget. "I was watching TV. I closed my eyes a little bit and I heard this big boom. Like, it was so loud. That's when this guy kicked my door in the back." Just...
  • Boehner Capitulates: ‘Obamacare is the Law of the Land’

    11/10/2012 6:19:16 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 237 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | November 9, 2012 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) -- Although the Republican-dominant House of Representatives controls the federal purse strings, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that Tuesday’s election victory by President Barack Obama changed how he will approach the GOP goal of repealing the health reform law, saying that the president’s reelection made it “the law of the land.” “Well, I think the election changes that. It’s pretty clear that the president was re-elected. Obamacare is the law of the land,” Boehner told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer in an interview Thursday when asked if the House GOP would still make repeal its mission. However, Boehner also...
  • Obama says deficit plan must include higher taxes for wealthy (OK! Bush Tax Cuts will expire)

    11/10/2012 6:04:06 AM PST · by tobyhill · 38 replies
    the hill ^ | 11/9/2012 | By Amie Parnes and Russell Berman
    President Obama called on Congress on Friday to reduce the deficit in “a balanced and responsible way” in his first public remarks since winning reelection. The president said Congress should extend the current tax rates for 98 percent of Americans, but raise taxes on households with annual income of more than $250,000. Obama did not talk about higher tax rates in his speech, but said he would not accept a deal that cut spending and entitlements but did not ask wealthier households to pay more taxes. “If we’re serious about reducing the deficit, we have to combine spending cuts with...