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  • Gold & the Dollar are Less Correlated than Everyone Thinks

    11/15/2012 4:01:51 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 7 replies
    PeakProsperity.com ^ | Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 10:03 AM | by Charles Hugh Smith
    Whenever I make the case for a stronger U.S. dollar (USD), the feedback can be sorted into three basic reasons why the dollar will continue declining in value: The USD may gain relative to other currencies, but since all fiat currencies are declining against gold, it doesn’t mean that the USD is actually gaining value; in fact, all paper money is losing value. When the global financial system finally crashes, won’t that include the dollar? The Federal Reserve is “printing” (creating) money, and that will continue eroding the purchasing power of the USD. Lowering interest rates to zero has dropped...
  • Train/18-wheeler flatbed truck Wreck involves Hunt For Heroes military personnel in Midland, Texas

    11/15/2012 3:55:38 PM PST · by LUV W · 60 replies
    CBS 7 has just learned that at least 20 people have been transported and Midland Memorial has gone Code 1 meaning all emergency hospital personal must report to the hospital UPDATE 5:12 ***Eyewitnesses tell CBS7 the trailer was carrying the veterans ****
  • War Babies: Time to Fight

    11/15/2012 3:55:04 PM PST · by Bravada · 2 replies
    Original | 11/15/2012 | Sunnie Bell
    Cleaning out papers, I found this that I had written and distributed without effect during the Clinton years. It was a 'back to the future' moment re-reading it today. "A group of people are bonded by a love of this country, gratitude and respect for those who have served to protect it, and concern for its future. Many of us were silent during the 1960's when revolution overtook America. We basked in freedoms bought by strangers, neighbors, and loved ones. We are the WAR BABIES. Born and raised in an atmosphere of trust that powers-that-be more or less kept everybody's...
  • PHOTO: Hamas missile launch pad next to mosque, playground. Civilian factories, gas station also

    11/15/2012 3:54:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    wnd ^ | 11/15/12 | Aaron Klien
    TEL AVIV – A missile launch site in the Gaza Strip was set up by Hamas just half a block from a mosque and children’s playground, according to aerial photographs provided to KleinOnline by the Israel Defense Forces today. Israel yesterday struck the site in question – a Fajr-5 missile launch pad established in the heavily populated Zeitoun district of Gaza to fire long range rockets into the Jewish state. The photograph of the launch site, posted above, shows a children’s playground and a mosque located about a half a block away as well as two civilian factories and a...
  • UPDATE: Comfirmed Fatal "Hunt for Heroes’ Parade Train Wreck

    UPDATE 5:12 ***Eyewitnesses tell CBS7 the trailer was carrying the veterans. CBS 7 has just learned that at least 20 people have been transported and Midland Memorial has gone Code 1 meaning all emergency hospital personal must report to the hospital. **** UPDATE 5:04 pm *** CBS 7 is now hearing reports that as many as 20 have been transported. We have confirmed reports that there are fatalities. Folk's we need some prayers here!
  • Citing high number of rural black voters, Maine GOP chair suspects "improprieties" at the polls

    11/15/2012 3:36:32 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 15, 2012 | By Lucy Madison
    Maine Republican Party chairman Charlie Webster is doubling down on his suggestion that there were "improprieties" at the Maine polls last week, insisting he received complaints from candidates in small towns across the state that "new people came to vote" and "I believe that that's questionable." Webster has been the source of some controversy after suggesting in an interview with WCSH-TV this week that "In some parts of rural Maine, there were dozens, dozens of black people who came in and voted on Election Day." "Everybody has a right to vote, but nobody in [these] towns knows anyone who's black,"...
  • Calif. Panel Rejects Quake Study

    11/15/2012 3:33:25 PM PST · by Calpublican · 11 replies
    weather.com ^ | 11/15/2012 | Associated Press Uncredited
    LOS ANGELES -- Citing harm to marine life, California coastal regulators on Wednesday soundly rejected a utility's plan to map offshore earthquake faults near a nuclear power plant by blasting loud air cannons. The unanimous vote by the California Coastal Commission came after an hours-long public hearing attended by environmentalists, fishermen and residents who were overwhelmingly opposed to the seismic testing. The proposed survey by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. involves firing sonic pulses into the ocean. Sensors on the seafloor would pick up the echoes to create 3-D maps of geologic faults that the utility said are needed to...
  • 1930s medicine pushes Europe back into double-dip recession

    11/15/2012 3:27:26 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | November 15, 2012 | By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The Dutch economy shrank by 1.1pc in the third quarter amid a deep housing slump, and even Austria has begun to succumb. Finland’s economy has shrunk by 1pc over the last year. “Recession comes as no surprise and it is going to get worse next year,” said Desmond Supple from Nomura. “Europe has imposed dusted-off policies from the 1930s and they are driving peripheral countries towards depression,” he said. “We are seeing a mix of pro-cyclical fiscal austerity, overly-tight monetary policy, and regulatory overkill under the Basel III bank rules that are forcing lenders to tighten credit. Europe is stuck...
  • Romney and McCain slam Obama

    11/15/2012 3:11:11 PM PST · by Arthurio · 16 replies
    November 15, 2012 Romney and McCain slam Obama As President Obama spent his first post-election press conference saying that he wanted to reach across the aisle to work with Republicans, he found himself debating two former GOP presidential contenders: Mitt Romney, who blamed his defeat in part on Obama’s “gifts” to supporters, and Sen. John McCain, who pledged to block a possible nomination of Susan Rice as secretary of state. NBC’s Chuck Todd reports.
  • Denmark: How one local decision created a national ‘War on Christmas’

    11/15/2012 3:09:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Copenhagen Post ^ | 11/15/2012 | Justin Cremer
    The Kokkedal housing association decided to forego a Christmas tree, leading to charges of racism and fears of a Muslim takeover. Christmas is typically such a festive time, but for one housing association in the Zealand town of Kokkedal, it has, thus far, been anything but. It all started when the association’s nine-person board, five of whom are Muslim, voted against having a Christmas tree this year. They apparently balked at the estimated 7,000 kroner of the tree, but had earlier had no qualms about spending some 60,000 kroner on a party celebrating the Muslim holiday of Eid. Nearly immediately...
  • Russia to Get Kalashnikov Arms Corp

    11/15/2012 3:09:00 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 8 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | November 11, 2012
    Mikhail KalashnikovThe creator of the Kalashnikov assault rifle agreed to let his name be used as a brand for a new arms corporation, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Sunday. The new group of companies will unite Izhmekh and Izhmash, two prominent state-owned enterprises in the republic of Udmurtia in Volga federal district. Mikhail Kalashnikov, who turned 93 on Saturday, personally authorized the use of his name for the new group, Rogozin, who oversees military equipment matters at the government, said on his Twitter. The Izhmash was manufacturing Kalashnikovs since the rifle first went into mass production...
  • Santorum Organizing; Warren Buffet Supporting Hillary in 2016

    11/15/2012 2:47:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/15/2012 | Paul Stanley
    Inside sources close to Rick Santorum are saying the former Pennsylvania senator and 2012 GOP contender is already organizing for a run in 2016. On the other side of the aisle, investor Warren Buffett is already touting his choice to succeed President Obama in the White House. A leading evangelical leader who is close to Santorum and asked not to be identified, told The Christian Post on Wednesday that Santorum is "organizing and making all the necessary preparations" for another run in the 2016 Republican primary. "Rick's getting ready organized and is not going to be behind the eight-ball when...
  • Key Points on Health Insurance Exchanges (Tell your governor to just say no!)

    11/15/2012 2:45:29 PM PST · by inkling · 10 replies
    Goldwater Institute ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | Christina Sandefur
    As policymakers in Arizona decide whether or not to establish health insurance exchange, they should keep several key points in mind. The exchange will be Arizona-funded, not Arizona-run. The federal government will be in complete control of the exchange—from who can participate to what plans they can offer and prices they can charge. The federal legislation clearly states, “An Exchange may not establish rules that conflict with or prevent the application of regulations promulgated by the Secretary [of Health and Human Services].” The only part Arizona will play is picking up the tab. While we don’t know exactly how much...
  • Reuters Opinion: When did America get so pessimistic?

    11/15/2012 2:41:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Reuters Opinion ^ | 11/15/2012 | Zachary Karabell
    Barely had the counting ceased in last week’s presidential election when the news took a somber turn. Two of the next day’s headlines read “Back to Work, Looming Fiscal Crisis Greets Obama” and my favorite, “America has Sown the Seeds of Its Own Demise.” Politicians either celebrated or decried the results, but regardless of party affiliation most warned of formidable challenges and a perilous future. How did it come to pass that even the resolution of a contested election brings almost zero relief from the relentless focus on problems and threats? How did a country that for much of its...
  • "Shirtless FBI agent" unmasked [PHOTO]

    11/15/2012 2:33:43 PM PST · by maggief · 39 replies
    UPI ^ | November 15, 2012 | GABRIELLE LEVY
    One of the stranger aspects of the strangest scandal of the year is a little less murky with the discovery of a photo of FBI Special Agent Frederick W. Humphries, shirtless, with his arms around two shirtless dummies. Humphries reportedly sent the photo to dozens of friends and acquaintances, the Seattle Times reported, including Tampa socialite Jill Kelley, one of the women at the center of the scandal that led to the resignation of Gen. David Petraeus as director of the CIA last week. The photo, also sent to a Seattle Times reporter in 2010, was mean to be "a...
  • Why The U.S. Job Market Remains Terribly Bleak

    11/15/2012 2:33:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/15/2012 | John Goodman
    Full time work is about to get scarcer. The reason? By hiring part-time workers who put in less than 30 hours per week, employers can avoid a mandate dictated by the new health reform law: either provide expensive health insurance or pay a fine equal to $2,000 per worker. Avoiding the mandate becomes even more attractive for low-wage employees, since they can get highly subsidized insurance in the newly created health insurance exchanges. Clearly the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is a major factor holding back economic recovery. But it’s not alone. Other public policies enacted during the Obama administration’s first...
  • Jill Kelley Has Now Shown Up In A Photo With GOP Star Marco Rubio--And People Are Furious

    11/15/2012 2:02:47 PM PST · by RummyChick · 147 replies
    Business INsider ^ | 11/15 | Bhasin & Hickey
    Jill Kelley, the Tampa socialite who reported anonymous emails from CIA director David Petraeus' mistress Paula Broadwell, has made her way into some high social circles. Angelette Aviles, a member of the Hispanic Leadership Council of the Florida Republican party, tweeted out this photo of Kelley with freshman Florida Senator Marco Rubio at an undated fundraiser. The fundraiser was likely from the Senator's run in 2010, but could also be from a fundraiser since then. Aviles tweets that Kelley didn't contribute at the fundraiser, and she didn't greet people there. In fact, she wasn't even invited. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/jill-kelley-marco-rubio-2012-11#ixzz2CKaBswek
  • China Looks to Emulate US Shale Success

    11/15/2012 2:00:26 PM PST · by thackney · 6 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | November 15, 2012 | Jaime Kammerzell|
    In the last couple of years, shale exploration and production has sparked a petrochemical renaissance in the United States which has not gone unnoticed. With over 50 new petrochemical projects planned in the United States, the country is on track to become the world's top gas producer in 2014. According to the U.S. Energy Department, the United States will produce 11.4 million barrels a day of oil and liquid hydrocarbons next year, almost as much as Saudi Arabia. Countries worldwide are looking to the United States and evaluating their potential for shale exploration success. However shale drilling relies on hydraulic...
  • Paula Broadwell’s drive and resilience hit obstacles

    11/15/2012 1:58:54 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 2012 | By Greg Jaffe and Anne Gearan,
    Paula Broadwell was a rising star who seemed destined for a sparkling career in foreign policy. A West Point graduate who excelled in triathlons, she was pursuing a doctorate at Harvard University and had found a mentor in Gen. David H. Petraeus, an iconic U.S. military leader.But in 2007, Broadwell was asked to leave the doctoral program at Harvard, where she had first met Petraeus a year earlier, because her course work didn’t meet its demanding standards, according to people familiar with what happened there.
  • UNC-CH trustees endorse 'gender-neutral' housing option

    11/15/2012 1:58:46 PM PST · by NCjim · 15 replies
    News & Observer ^ | November 15, 2012
    Starting next fall, students at UNC-Chapel Hill will be able to live in dorm suites and apartments with roommates of the opposite gender. The UNC-CH Board of Trustees unanimously endorsed “gender-neutral” housing after a yearlong push by students who said the move was necessary to give gay, lesbian and transgender students a place free of harassment. Chancellor Holden Thorp said the housing option would be implemented next fall. Students will be able to apply for the option of choosing roommates of either gender in campus dorm suites and apartments. The university already has coed dorms but students of the opposite...
  • Mitt Romney Says Bill Clinton Told Him Hurricane Sandy Won Obama Election

    11/15/2012 1:49:12 PM PST · by Arthurio · 76 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11-15
    –Romney says president Bill Clinton called him after the election and said he might have won if not for Hurricane Sandy. Romney: “I spoke with president Clinton the day before yesterday, he called and spent thirty minutes chatting with me. He said a week out I thought you were going to win. And he said, but the hurricane happened, and it gave the president a chance to be presidential, and to look bipartisan, and you know he got a little more momentum, and of course he also said that when he was watching Ann speak at the Republican convention, he...
  • Shirtless FBI agent: Photo was joke emailed to friends, reporter (photo revealed)

    11/15/2012 1:42:54 PM PST · by RummyChick · 18 replies
    http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2019684905_agent15m.html
  • Islamic Jihad claims rocket fire at Tel Aviv

    11/15/2012 1:32:08 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    AFP ^ | November 15, 2012
    GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (AFP) - The armed wing of the radical Islamic Jihad on Thursday said it had fired an Iranian-built rocket at the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. "The Quds Brigades hit the occupied city of Tel Rabea (Tel Aviv) with a Fajr 5 rocket causing a large explosion to shake the city," the group said in a brief statement, shortly after an AFP correspondent reported seeing a rocket land in the water south of the sprawling coastal city. "What comes next will be greater," the statement added. In a separate statement, posted on the group's website, spokesman...
  • API Calls on President to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

    11/15/2012 1:24:17 PM PST · by thackney · 16 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | November 15, 2012 | Robin Dupre
    Now that the election is over, the oil and gas industry is holding the president accountable for promises made during his campaign. American Petroleum Institute called on President Obama to move forward with the stagnant project and grant approval in a conference call with reporters Thursday. "In our exit polls last week … it showed that 73 percent of Americans support more American production of oil and natural gas," stated API's Executive Vice President Marty Durbin. "Ninety-one percent believe that that production will lead to more American jobs – and 75 percent support building the Keystone XL pipeline. We encourage...
  • US Court Strikes Down Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

    11/15/2012 1:10:12 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 76 replies
    WLNS.com ^ | Nov 15, 2012 | AP
    AP story
  • President Obama takes a helicopter tour of New York to view Sandy´s devastation

    11/15/2012 1:05:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/15/12 | Meghan Keneally
    President Obama praised the resilient New York attitude and the efforts of rescue workers during his talk after touring areas of Queens and Staten Island that were ravaged by Hurricane Sandy.‘I´m very proud of you, New York. You guys are tough you bounce back,’ he said while visiting New Dorp Beach in Staten Island. After a brief helicopter tour of Queens- passing over particularly devastated areas like Rockaway Beach and Breezy Point- they arrived in Staten Island where they examined the damage by foot.
  • Bernanke: Minority homebuyers face discrimination

    11/15/2012 1:03:30 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 61 replies
    CNN Money ^ | November 15, 2012 | Annalyn Kurtz
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The housing crisis hurt low-income communities and minorities more severely than other groups, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday. "Lower-income and minority communities are often disproportionately affected by problems in the national economy, and the effects of the housing bust have followed that unfortunate pattern," Bernanke said in prepared remarks presented at the Operation HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit in Atlanta. Bernanke pointed to homeownership rates for African Americans, which fell 5 percentage points over the last eight years, compared to a 2 percentage-point drop for other groups. While there has always been a gap...
  • Photo of journalist carrying dead son in Gaza spurs online grief

    11/15/2012 12:59:55 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 94 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | November 15, 2012 | By AL ARABIYA STAFF
    The death of a journalist’s 11-month-old son in Gaza on Wednesday has prompted a flood of poignant messages online -- and a media backlash -- when pictures of Jihad Misharawi, a BBC Arabic video editor, showed him carrying the body of his dead son. Mishrawi’s son, Omar, was killed after Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip fell on his Gaza home, according to the BBC. Omar is among 16 people killed in Gaza since Wednesday afternoon, including four children, according to Al Arabiya correspondents. Fighting began when Israel’s targeted killing of Hamas military chief Ahmed Jaabari on Wednesday. Since then,...
  • This medical device tax to help pay for Obamacare is just not going to end well

    11/15/2012 12:56:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/15/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Conventional wisdom: If you want less of something, put a tax on it. Obamanomics wisdom: Put a tax on... medical devices?! I.e., add another barrier to the industry whose slightest innovations can directly result in streamlined costs, improved efficiency, better health-care options, and saved lives? What the what?Embedded within the shadowy depths of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (sometimes, I like to use its official name just to re-appreciate the irony of "patient protection" and "affordable") is a 2.3 percent excise tax on the sale of taxable medical devices by the manufacturer/importer --- and it's no small thing....
  • Obama’s Nightmare

    11/15/2012 12:55:07 PM PST · by upbeat5 · 41 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 13, 2012 | Thomas L. Friedman
    The scandal engulfing two of our top military and intelligence officers could not be coming at a worse time: the Middle East has never been more unstable and closer to multiple, interconnected explosions. Virtually every American president since Dwight Eisenhower has had a Middle Eastern country that brought him grief. For Ike, it was Lebanon’s civil war and Israel’s Sinai invasion. For Lyndon Johnson, it was the 1967 Six-Day War. For Nixon, it was the 1973 war. For Carter, it was the Iranian Revolution. For Ronald Reagan, it was Lebanon. For George H.W. Bush, it was Iraq. For Bill Clinton,...
  • Fear, mourning, celebration in Gaza City

    11/15/2012 12:54:50 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | November 15, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    Gaza City (CNN) -- A mix of explosions filled Gaza City's air late Thursday, but not all were blasts of war. A celebration erupted as a mosque loudspeaker chant proclaimed: "God is great. We have hit Tel Aviv." Rockets fired straight upward were not targeted at an enemy, but were aimed at raising spirits with claims that militant missiles launched from Gaza reached Israel's government center 45 miles (71 kilometers) away. One Gaza-launched rocket landing just south of Tel Aviv Thursday, in an open area near Rishon LeZion, the Israel Defense Forces said. Knowing that air sirens had sounded inside...
  • Apple Stock Hit By Panic Selling: 'Someone Yelled Fire'

    11/15/2012 12:51:18 PM PST · by zeestephen · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | 15 November 2012 | John Melloy
    Apple plunged to a six-month low Thursday as funds rushed to take profits on the stock before it’s too late.
  • Obama Begins Push for New National Retirement System (Occupy Your Savings)

    11/15/2012 12:47:45 PM PST · by Heartlander2 · 116 replies
    A recent hearing sponsored by the Treasury and Labor Departments marked the beginning of the Obama Administration’s effort to nationalize the nation’s pension system and to eliminate private retirement accounts including IRA’s and 401k plans, NSC is warning.
  • Israel: Tel Aviv Targeted by Rockets

    11/15/2012 12:41:58 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Stratfor ^ | November 15, 2012
    Two projectiles, which Stratfor believes to be Fajr-5 rockets due to their range, landed near Tel Aviv -- one just south of the municipal line and one in the water just outside of the southern suburb of Bat Yam. No injuries have been reported. A spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces denied that a rocket had landed in Tel Aviv, although this statement conflicts with eyewitness reports and may reflect the fact that projectiles have landed in areas just south of the actual Tel Aviv municipal boundary. This strike is the furthest Hamas has ever struck into Israeli territory and...
  • Sandy victim to Obama: Where have you been?

    11/15/2012 12:40:17 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 15, 2012
    Obama, touring parts of New York City slammed by Hurricane Sandy, was chided by a girl for ignoring the disaster. As the president waded through a supply center, a girl who was waiting for goods told a reporter, "We need help--he should of been here a long time ago,"
  • City Of Austin Files Counter-Petition To Secede From Texas

    11/15/2012 12:32:14 PM PST · by zeestephen · 56 replies
    MSN.now ^ | 15 November 2012
    The petition has received more than 5,000 votes out of 25,000 needed for a White House response.
  • Israeli troops move to Gaza after rockets jolt Tel Aviv area

    11/15/2012 12:27:47 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 15, 2012
    Palestinian militants barraged Israel with more than 200 rockets on Thursday, killing three people as Israel pressed a punishing campaign of airstrikes on militant targets across the Gaza Strip. Late in the day, Israel signaled a ground operation may be imminent as forces moved toward the border area with Gaza. At least 12 trucks were seen transporting tanks and armored personnel carriers, and a number of buses carrying soldiers arrived. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said he had authorized the army to call-up additional reservists for possible action. The army said it was prepared to draft up to 30,000 additional...
  • Oh, We Forgot to Tell You . . .

    11/15/2012 12:22:57 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | Victor David Hanson
    The second-term curse goes like this: A president (e.g., Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and so on) wins reelection, but then his presidency implodes over the next four years — mired in scandals or disasters such as Watergate, Iran-Contra, Monica Lewinsky, the Iraqi insurgency, and Hurricane Katrina. Apparently, like tragic Greek heroes, administrations grow arrogant after their reelection wins. They believe that they are invincible and that their public approval is permanent rather than fickle. The result is that Nemesis zeroes in on their fatal conceit and with a boom corrects their hubris. Or is the...
  • Freep This Poll

    11/15/2012 11:50:54 AM PST · by Java4Jay · 8 replies
    Should the U.S. defend Israel and stop the creation of a terrorist-led Palestinian state at the United Nations?
  • Census: U.S. Poverty Rate Spikes, Nearly 50 Million Americans Affected

    11/15/2012 11:27:26 AM PST · by george76 · 52 replies
    CBS DC ^ | November 15, 2012
    Barack Obama is set to begin his second term, new statistics on America’s poverty rate indicate that nearly 50 million Americans, more than 16 percent of the population, are struggling to survive. New figures released by the Census Bureau this week found a spike in poverty numbers last year, going from 49 million in 2010 to 49.7 million last year. The numbers may come as a surprise to Congress, which estimated in September that the poverty rate would drop to 46.2 million.
  • Hillary Clinton to Testify Before Congress About Libya in December

    11/15/2012 11:26:03 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    The Blaze/Fox News ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify before Congress in December about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Thursday. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) announced during her committee’s hearing on Benghazi that Clinton would testify in early- to mid-December about the State Department’s own Libya review findings. Clinton will speak before the House and Senate foreign affairs committees, Ros-Lehtinen said. The hearings will be open, Fox News reported.
  • "Anonymous" Hackers Target Israel After Gaza Airstrike

    11/15/2012 11:23:43 AM PST · by zeestephen · 16 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 15 November 2012 | Matt Egan
    Cyber hackers at "Anonymous" launched a cyber onslaught on Thursday aimed at the Israeli government and corporate websites in retaliation for Israel’s airstrikes in the Gaza Strip this week.
  • Generals and Geographic Bachelors

    11/15/2012 11:18:36 AM PST · by Uri’el-2012 · 17 replies
    american thinker ^ | November 15, 2012 | G. Murphy Donovan
    General David Petraeus illuminates two grand military issues at just the right moment: officer corps character and flag officer performance. Petraeus could be the poster child for a clueless Gilbert and Sullivan character too -- "The very model of a modern major-general." Major-general was the highest rank to which an officer might aspire to in the last century. Grade inflation has created the contemporary glut of four stars, including Petraeus. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/generals_and_geographic_bachelors.html#ixzz2CJv3fjUF
  • President Obama Is Why Investors Aren’t Buying Stocks: Schoenberger

    11/15/2012 11:07:59 AM PST · by John W · 19 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | November 15, 2012 | Jeff Macke
    "President Obama; that's why people aren't buying stocks," says Todd Schoenberger, managing principal at The BlackBay Group. 1. Companies aren't going to hire with the increased expenses associated with Obamacare 2. People aren't going to have money for discretionary spending when taxes going up for the 1% 3. Small business owners won't expand 4. Higher tax rates for individuals making over $250,000 a year will result in a general lack of ambition.
  • Paula Broadwell fell short of aims at Harvard

    11/15/2012 11:07:29 AM PST · by Fractal Trader · 46 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 15 November 2012 | Callum Borchers, Tracy Jan and Bryan Bender
    Paula Broadwell, the biographer with whom former CIA ­director David Petraeus had an extramarital affair, abandoned her bid for a doctorate from Harvard in 2007, failing to advance to PhD candidacy after four semesters at the Kennedy School of Government, and now faces the prospect of an ethical review at King’s College London, where she has resumed pursuit of a doctorate. The revelations about her mixed academic record add to the portrait of a principal figure in the Petraeus scandal who has refused to respond to multiple Globe requests for comment and hasn’t spoken publicly since disclosure of her relationship...
  • Obama views Sandy recovery in aerial tour of NYC

    11/15/2012 11:07:07 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | MATTHEW DALY
    NEW YORK (AP) -- President Barack Obama got his first look Thursday at the devastation that Superstorm Sandy waged on New York City, with a helicopter tour above flood-ravaged and burned-out sections of Queens and Staten Island. Two and a half weeks after the massive East Coast storm displaced New Yorkers, thousands of whom remain without power, Obama took an aerial tour that included Breezy Point, a waterfront community in Queens where roughly 100 homes were burned in a massive fire.
  • Donald Trump Should Offer Reward for Election Fraud Proof (vanity)

    11/15/2012 11:03:35 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    VANiTY POST. Trump enjoys headlines and offered $5 million for Obama to put up information about his past. How about a national "crime stopper" style hotline? $500-$1000 for proof of election fraud. A $1 million bonus payment if it alters the outcome of a state. $5 million if it alters the outcome of the entire presidential election. The local crime tip lines get family members stepping up to rat out criminals. This is a huge crime. Republicans are unwilling to tackle it (except Col. West) for fear of being called bad losers or (worse)'racist. Yet same day registration, buses of...
  • Killed on Mumbai Anniversary

    11/15/2012 11:03:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    collive.com ^ | 11/15/12
    Three Lubavitchers have been killed in a grad rocket attack on a Chabad neighborhood of Kiryat Malachi, Israel Thursday morning. The victims were identified as Ahron Smadga, 50, Yitzchak Amsalam, 27, and Mira Scharf (nee Cohen), 25, who was 7 months pregnant. Scharf's husband Shmuel was critically injured, as were their 3 children. The Scharfs were active in the Jewish community in New Delhi, India. Her funeral will take place Thursday at 8 pm from Shamgar Funeral Home in Jerusalem. Today, Rosh Chodesh Kislev is the yahrtzeit of Mumbai Shluchim Rabbi Gabi and Rivky Holtzberg obm, murdered in a terrorist...
  • Fordham struggles to defend condemning Ann Coulter...

    11/15/2012 10:58:25 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    College Insurrection ^ | 15 Nov 2012 | Robert Shibley
    Fordham University is in a bit of a bind. After loudly proclaiming his “disgust” with the “hate speech” of conservative pundit Ann Coulter in an email to all students, in the process slamming the Fordham College Republicans—his own students—as immature bigots who lack character, Fordham President Joseph McShane, S.J., is now faced with defending his administration’s invitation to philosopher and infanticide advocate Peter Singer to participate in a panel on “animal ethics.” This puts Fordham in a tough spot. Father McShane could have allowed the marketplace of ideas to function on its campus without engaging in an electronic temper tantrum....
  • Petraeus says no classified info shared in affair, probe continues

    11/15/2012 10:39:49 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | Mark Hosenball
    (Reuters) - In his first public remarks since resigning as CIA director last Friday over an extramarital affair, retired General David Petraeus said he did not share any classified documents with his mistress and biographer, Paula Broadwell. Petraeus also told a reporter for the HLN television network that it was the affair, not any questions over the CIA's role during the September 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that prompted him to step down.