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  • Egyptian Salafi Sheikh: Destroy Pyramids, Tax Christians, Bin Laden Greater Than Saladin

    11/14/2012 5:00:21 PM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 11-14-12
    Following are excerpts from a show featuring Egyptian Salafi sheikh Murgan Salem; the show aired on Dream 2 TV, on November 10 and 13, 2012.Click here to view this clip on MEMRI TV. "Jews, Christians, And Zoroastrians Are Welcome To Live In The Abode Of Islam, As Long As They Pay The Jizya" Murgan Salem: "They must pay the jizya poll tax. They cannot be exempted."TV host Wael Al-Abrashi: "You mean the Christians...?"Murgan Salem: "I'll tell you, just bear with me. Yes, this should be one of the sources of income of the state. The Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians are welcome...
  • Camp Bastion Families Want Answers About Afghanistan

    11/14/2012 4:57:52 PM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies ^ | November 14, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton boozes it up in Australia and the Pentagon grapples with more floozy eruptions, outraged military families are still waiting for answers about the forgotten 9/14 attack on Camp Bastion. Muckrakers and distraction engineers are having a front-page field day with the so-called “sex scandal.” But for surviving relatives and colleagues of heroic Marine Lt. Col. Christopher Raible and Sgt. Bradley Atwell, it’s the national security scandal at Afghanistan’s Camp Bastion that deserves headline coverage. There’s been a virtual blackout of the alarming story in the national press. As I reported last month, the meticulously...
  • McCain Punches Back At Obama: On Benghazi, You’re Incompetent Or Corrupt

    11/14/2012 4:53:57 PM PST · by drewh · 61 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 14, 2012 | 3:43 pm
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., responded to President Obama’s challenge that he “go after me” over the Benghazi attack by declaring him either incompetent or corrupt and suggesting he is not taking the attack seriously. “This president — this administration — has either been guilty of colossal incompetence or been engaged in a coverup, neither of which is acceptable to the American people,” McCain said on the Senate floor today. “I speak as a friend of Christopher Stevens, I speak as a person who knows something about warfare, I speak as something of an authority — that this attack could have...
  • Election Elixir: Obama No Longer Gray

    11/14/2012 4:48:19 PM PST · by drewh · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Mon., Nov. 12 2012 at 9:56 | Paul Bedard's Washington Secrets
    President Obama's reelection didn't just put a bounce in his step. It appears that it also erased his gray hair. Appearing in the East Room Wednesday for his post-election press conference, the chatty Obama displayed a head of rich, black hair. Photos and even the White House live stream of the session showed no more gray. But just a week ago, at the end of his campaign, the president had a head of salt and pepper hair with lots more gray.
  • Hamas reeling but defiant as Israel pounds Gaza

    11/14/2012 4:46:28 PM PST · by mdittmar · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 14, 2012 | Dan Williams
    Israel exchanged the fiercest fire with Hamas in years after assassinating its military mastermind and threatening a wider offensive in the Gaza Strip to stem Palestinian rocket salvoes. Launched on Wednesday during a deceptive lull in almost a week of surging cross-border violence, Israel's air assault had an intensity recalling the outset of the 2008-09 Gaza war though this time the Palestinian death toll of 10 was far lower.Hamas, reeling at the strategic loss of top commander Ahmed al-Jaabari in a devastating strike on his car, resumed rocket attacks against the Jewish state's desert south. [ID:nL5E8MECZ2] On either side of...
  • Hostess to liquidate if bakers' strike continues through Thursday (18,000 jobs)

    11/14/2012 4:45:23 PM PST · by tobyhill · 218 replies
    cnn money ^ | 11/14/2012 | By James O'Toole
    Hostess Brands said Wednesday that it will go into liquidation unless bakers striking in protest against a new contract imposed in bankruptcy court return to work by the end of the day Thursday. "We simply do not have the financial resources to survive an ongoing national strike," Hostess CEO Greg Rayburn said in a statement. The liquidation would result in Hostess' nearly 18,000 workers losing their jobs. The bakers' union represents around 5,000. The union did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday, but has called the concessions demanded in the new contract "outrageous." "Our members are on...
  • We've Fixed the Economy

    11/14/2012 4:42:38 PM PST · by haffast · 5 replies
    Email, The Daily Reckoning ^ | 14 November, 2012 | Bill Bonner
    We've fixed the economy By Bill Bonner - 14 November, 2012 "In the end more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free." Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) Dow down 58 yesterday. No panic. Just hesitation... and worry. A TV news report this morning said that Congress only had 18 days to solve the fiscal cliff issue. Seems like plenty of time. But the fiscal cliff is no big deal...
  • Gov. O’Malley: the southern end of a north-bound horse even in victory

    11/14/2012 4:23:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Examiner ^ | November 13, 2012 | J. Doug Gill
    While behavior after losing a competition may be a great yardstick for the measurement of one’s character, equally important is one’s conduct after a victory. We have all experienced an ill-tempered reaction to a thumping – be it one who pitches the board game across the room, takes the proverbial ball and goes home or blames the drubbing on everything except their own incompetence (see: Maryland Republican Party). Yet the smug, gloating boo-yah type of winner is equally infuriating; sometimes more so, only because the vanquished already suffered the indignity of defeat, and now has to stomach the additional humiliation...
  • IDF Warning to Hamas: Don't Show Your Faces Above Ground

    11/14/2012 4:10:11 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 11/14/2012 | Annie Lubin
    IDF spokesman, Brigadier General Yoav (Poly) Mordechai held a press conference Wednesday night and addressed the military operation in Gaza. He said the operation was launched "After a long period of several years of unbearable fire aimed at residents of the south, which has intensified even more in recent weeks, including launches aimed at communities in the South and attacks against IDF forces." Mordechai said that so far, the IDF has attacked dozens of targets, and noted that "the IDF operates with pinpoint accuracy to try to make as clean a hit as possible, but unfortunately some of the weapons...
  • Why Does Democratic Socialism Scare Ignorant People So?

    11/14/2012 4:09:22 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 72 replies
    Current TV ^ | November 14, 2012
    Democratic Socialism is actually a good and necessary instrument for a free society; its true meaning has been demonized by the right in order to allow the corporate rich to get even richer. The misguided have been told that any form of socialism is evil and can be compared to Nazism. Non-thinking people get very frightened to hear this analysis and will vote against anything they believe appears to resemble this disastrous form of government even if it means rejecting benefits that will improve their own well being. A nation will not survive without Democratic Socialism. It's socialism that provides...
  • Lena Dunham (Obama Virgin Voter Ad Girl) Wins Glamours 'Woman of the Year'

    11/14/2012 4:03:48 PM PST · by drewh · 15 replies
    Bretibart's Big Journalism ^ | 12 Nov 2012 | by Ben Shapiro
    Nothing says class and glamour quite like comparing voting for the first time to losing your virginity. And nothing says grace and style like winning a national award for doing so. Now, the epitome of class, glamour, grace and style – Lena Dunham, who cut the infamous Obama campaign commercial suggesting that sleeping with Obama and voting for him were one and the same – has won Glamour’s “Woman of the Year Award.” In fact, Glamour labels her The Voice of a Generation. To which the American people reply: we’ll sell our bonds. Other winners include important figures ranging from...
  • IDF Kills Hamas's 'Chief of Staff', Launches Major Operation

    11/14/2012 3:57:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/11/12 | Gil Ronen
    The IAF fired a missile at a car in Gaza Wednesday, killing the commander of Hamas's "military" terror wing, Ahmed Jaabari. Israel's TV Channel 2 says his son was also killed. Video There are reports that Raed al-Atar, Commander of Hamas's southern division, has also been killed. .....
  • A Mormon Reporter On The Romney Bus

    11/14/2012 3:52:19 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 574 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Novermber 14, 2012 | McKay Coppins
    How America got used to his religion, and mine.On the night of the South Carolina Republican primary in January, I sat near the front of a dark campaign press bus and listened to reporters talk about Mitt Romney's underwear.Earlier in the day, one of them had happened upon the candidate and his wife doing laundry in the basement of our Columbia, South Carolina, hotel, and a small cluster of colleagues had now gathered to listen to him relate the anecdote, lapping up every mundane detail of this rare interaction with the closed-off couple.Finally, another reporter interrupted."Did you see their underwear?"...
  • Rove: The Lessons of Defeat for the GOP

    11/14/2012 3:45:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 14, 2012 | by Karl Rove
    The GOP is undergoing the type of re-examination that occurs whenever a party loses. That useful exercise should be guided by facts. Here is some of what we know. The media's postelection narrative is that Democrats won because of a demographic shift. There is some truth to that, but a more accurate description is that Democrats won in a smaller turnout by getting out more of their vote. Tactically, Republicans must rigorously re-examine their "72-hour" ground game and reverse-engineer the Democratic get-out-the-vote effort in order to copy what works. Strategically, Republicans will need to frame economic issues to better resonate...
  • Ed Schultz denies reports of MSNBC replacing him

    11/14/2012 3:41:41 PM PST · by Last Dakotan · 14 replies
    Inforum ^ | 11-14-12 | Forum staff reports
    FARGO – Former Fargo radio and TV personality Ed Schultz slapped down speculation this week that MSNBC may replace him in its weekday lineup, according to media reports. The New York Times reported Sunday, citing anonymous sources, that MSNBC was considering replacing “The Ed Show” in the left-leaning cable news station’s 7 p.m. weekday time slot, opting instead for a show hosted by Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein. MSNBC denied there prime-time programming changes in the works, TVNewser reported.
  • McCain to reporter: ‘That’s one of the dumbest questions I’ve ever heard.’ (VIDEO)

    11/14/2012 3:40:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/14/2012 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    At a morning press conference that set the standard for today's testy responses, Sen. John McCain was calling for a select committee to investigate failures in the Benghazi attack when he was asked by a reporter whether he thought Gen. David Petraeus' extramarital affair and resignation might have been a bigger national security threat than the Benghazi attack and its aftermath.His response, with great respect, of course:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “Well, I say with great respect, that’s one of the dumbest questions I’ve ever heard. Okay? There’s four dead Americans. Four dead Americans. Not a socialite. I’m answering...
  • Romney reflects on his loss in call with campaign donors

    11/14/2012 3:40:05 PM PST · by Arthurio · 71 replies
    Mitt Romney told his top donors Wednesday that his loss to President Obama was a disappointing result that neither he nor his top aides had expected, but said he believed his team ran a “superb” campaign with “no drama,” and attributed his rival’s victory to “the gifts” the administration had given to blacks, Hispanics and young voters during Obama’s first term. Obama, Romney argued, had been “very generous” to blacks, Hispanics and young voters. He cited as motivating factors to young voters the administration’s plan for partial forgiveness of college loan interest and the extension of health coverage for students...
  • Massive anti-austerity protest floods Madrid

    11/14/2012 3:27:04 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Expatica Spain ^ | November 15, 2012
    Protesters on Wednesday flooded Madrid in a massive show of force against biting austerity policies, capping a Europe-wide day of strikes and protests. Many of the demonstrators, who also turned out in large numbers in other parts of Spain including in northeastern Barcelona, wore T-shirts declaring their allegiance to education and public health. "Public health for all," said some shirts. "We have the solution, send the bankers to prison!" protesters chanted in a sea of flags of the main CCOO and UGT unions, who organized Spain's second general strike in just eight months. Many tens of thousands of people joined...
  • Anti-austerity protests: violence continues into the night

    11/14/2012 3:20:52 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | November 14, 2012
    Workers angry over austerity cuts and tax rises launched a Europe-wide string of rallies and strikes on Wednesday, shutting transport, grounding flights and closing schools. In Lisbon, protesters tore down the barricades surrounding the Portuguese parliament, as a day of peaceful protests turned violent as night fell. Riot police stepped in to make a human barrier outside the parliament as they faced off against the advancing demonstrators. Allegedly pelted with rocks and bottles by some of the protesters the police later charged forward from the parliament steps lashing out with their batons.
  • Al Sharpton supports local Mayor recount but against Allen West

    11/14/2012 3:13:22 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 11-14-2012 | The Right Scoop
    Hypocrite and Democrat hack Al Sharpton cites the fact that Murphy’s lead over West is “way outside the margin to justify a recount” and therefore he is against a recount in a race that is “unworthy of a recount”. But West is only .08 percentage points away from having a mandatory recount. That’s not even 1 percentage point and isn’t “way outside the margin”. But in a local mayoral race where the votes are within .05 points thus forcing a mandatory recount, Sharpton makes clear he supports that recount. Oh I should note that after the early votes were recounted,...