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  • Bullet train segment's completion date pushed back

    11/16/2012 7:05:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 16, 2012 | By Ralph Vartabedian
    The California High-Speed Rail Authority said Thursday that it was adding 12 months to the construction schedule for 130 miles of track in the Central Valley, easing what some outside experts have contended was an overly aggressive and risky timeline. Construction industry experts have said that the job of building the $6 billion of track through the Central Valley would require spending $3.5 million per day, one of the fastest rates of transportation project spending in history.
  • Texas gets failing grade on its gun laws

    11/16/2012 7:04:13 AM PST · by marktwain · 60 replies
    bizjournals.com ^ | 15 November, 2012 | Tricia Lynn Silva
    The San Francisco-based Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence has released a new report that examines gun laws and violence in all 50 states. The report, titled “Gun Laws Matter 2012: Understanding the Link Between Weak Laws and Gun Violence,” looks at the relationship between state gun laws and gun violence — as well as assigning a grade to each state based on the strength or weakness of these laws. Texas’ grade: F. In fact, the Lone Star State was one of 21 states that received an F in the report. The center takes issue with the fact that Texas...
  • Eastern New Orleans family is badly shaken after home invasion, shootout(LA)

    11/16/2012 6:54:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    nola.com ^ | 14 November, 2012 | Naomi Martin
    A shootout with military-style guns just feet from her sleeping 8-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son was the last thing a New Orleans dentist expected when she woke from a restless sleep Wednesday about 3:30 a.m. in her eastern New Orleans home. As the 34-year-old woman checked on her husband, who was up late working on his computer, the couple was startled to hear their home alarm system suddenly beep: A window in their garage gym had been opened. Her husband, also a dentist, pulled up his computer surveillance footage from the family's security cameras surrounding their property in the 5600...
  • 22 Signs That Voter Fraud Is Wildly Out Of Control And The Election Was A Sham

    11/16/2012 6:44:05 AM PST · by yank in the UK · 23 replies
    End of the American dream ^ | November 13th, 2012 | Michael
    After what we have seen this November, how is any American ever supposed to trust the integrity of our elections ever again?  There were over 70,000 reports of voting problems on election day, and there are numerous eyewitnesses that claim that they saw voting machines change votes for one candidate to another candidate right in front of their eyes.  In several of the swing states there were counties where the number of registered voters exceeded the total voting age population by a very wide margin.  How in the world does that happen?  Some of the vote totals that were reported...
  • Jill and Scott Kelley cultivated politicians as well as general (time for your daily laugh)

    11/16/2012 6:32:23 AM PST · by RummyChick · 61 replies
    tampa Bay times ^ | 11/16 | levesque
    TAMPA — The emails were anguished, pleading and sent straight to the mayor. "Bob, hope all is well," Jill Kelley wrote at 5:57 a.m. Tuesday to Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, whom she knows socially. What came next offers a glimpse into Kelley's state of mind as a national scandal blew up in her front yard. "My kids are scared, and need their 'home' back," she wrote, asking for help with "paparazzi" at her Bayshore Boulevard mansion. At 6:18 a.m. Wednesday, she emailed again. "Dear Mayor Bob," she wrote, saying that her name, along with those of former CIA director David...
  • Freep This Poll

    11/16/2012 6:25:37 AM PST · by Java4Jay · 18 replies
    Do you think Allen West should stop all his efforts and concede Patrick Murphy won the election?
  • Daily Job Cuts.com

    11/16/2012 6:23:30 AM PST · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 7 replies
    Daily Job Cuts ^ | Web Blog
    A web site posting daily plant closures, layoffs, and Bank Failures. Good reference site
  • Rice didn't lie, but put 'softer touch' on Benghazi truth

    11/16/2012 6:15:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2012 | By Daniel Strauss
    Susan Rice was not lying but put a “softer touch” on the September 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) said Friday. "I'm not saying she lied, I'm just saying she didn't tell [the truth],” Chambliss said on MSNBC. “She put a softer touch on what the real facts were. That's not lying.”
  • David Gregory Praises Romney For Having Favored 'Massive Immigration Reform'

    11/16/2012 6:13:36 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For a second there, it sounded like David Gregory was onto something. But just as fast, he reverted to liberal form . . . On today's Morning Joe, the Meet The Press host first argued that Republicans don't have to become more moderate—they just need to change their "tone." But within seconds, Stretch was singing Mitt Romney's praises for having favored, prior to the primaries, "massive [read: liberal] immigration reform." Gregory then bemoaned the fact that during the primaries, Romney "had to keep moving to the right." View the video here.
  • Idaho high court overturns ruling on shooting range

    11/16/2012 6:13:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | 15 November, 2012 | AP
    BOISE -- The Idaho Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a lower court ruling that declared the 2008 Outdoor Sport Shooting Act unconstitutional as part of a lawsuit dealing with the expansion of a north Idaho public shooting range.
  • Wounded Warrior redux: WWP now ‘Clarifying our approach’

    11/16/2012 5:59:43 AM PST · by facedown · 18 replies
    examiner.com ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Some may call it a scramble for damage control, others may portray it as a “clarification” of what became a massive misunderstanding, but whatever it is, there now appears to be an attempt by the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) to apply a bandage to a gaping political wound that opened up yesterday across various gun rights forums. UPDATE: Examiner learned Thursday afternoon that WWP CEO Steven Nardizzi will appear as a guest on Gun Talk this Sunday. Gun Talk Radio airs live on Sundays from 2-5 p.m. Eastern.
  • CrossFit Founder Purchases Share of Company from Wife ($16+ mil)

    11/16/2012 5:59:13 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    clubindustry.com ^ | 11/15/2012 | Stuart Goldman
    Greg Glassman, founder of CrossFit, Washington, DC, has bought the 50 percent share of the company owned by his wife, Lauren, who had had an agreement to sell her share to private equity firm Anthos Capital. The transaction was completed Wednesday morning, Greg Glassman said today in an interview with Club Industry. The purchase was $16.09 million—the amount Lauren Glassman would have received after taxes upon the sale of her stock to Anthos Capital, Menlo Park, CA, which approached her last year with its $20 million offer. According to a judge’s order, Greg Glassman had until today to complete the...
  • The Final Delusion of Desolation - 666

    11/16/2012 5:51:09 AM PST · by kindred · 14 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | DJP I.F.
    With the ongoing, exponential advancements in technology and media today, the language/ culture/ geography barriers that are restraining the global unification necessary for Lucifer’s godless, global state are eroding right before our very eyes. Global unification and a New World Order is not just a delusional “pipe dream” anymore - it is fast becoming a REALITY. We are at the very doorstep of Satan’s global, fascist state ruled by his lawless minion, the Anti-Christ (Dan. 2:41-43; 7:8, 19-21, 25; 2 Thess. 2:3-12; Rev. 13). It is a fact of history that as societies, cultures and nations become more base (degenerate)...
  • The LBJ Curse on the Black Vote

    11/16/2012 5:50:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | November 14, 2012 | Anthony B. Bradley
    Gov. Mitt Romney’s devastating loss to President Barack Obama is producing all sorts of interesting discussion. The analysis shows, again, a clear preference that minorities had for Obama. For example, according to exit polling data at Fox News, President Obama received 93 percent of the black vote. Over the years, the GOP made honest attempts to attach racial weight to issues like abortion and gay marriage but to no avail. Those attempts failed for an important reason: For black voters, entitlement programs trump moral-social issues every time. Even if African Americans are more socially conservative on many issues black voters...
  • Gaza cease-fire collapses, Egypt PM backs Palestinians as Israel drafts 16,000 reservists

    11/16/2012 5:35:42 AM PST · by John W · 13 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | NBC News and wire reports
    Updated at 8:02 a.m. ET: Israel started drafting 16,000 reserve troops on Friday as Egypt’s prime minister visited the Gaza Strip to show support for Palestinians amid a cross-border conflict with Hamas militants that risks spiraling into an all-out war. But even as Prime Minister Hesham Kandil arrived for a three-hour visit in the coastal enclave, a temporary cease-fire declared by Israel at Egypt’s request collapsed after both sides accused the other of violating it. Explosions were heard Friday in Tel Aviv, prompting the city to sound air raid sirens, NBC’s Lawahez Jabari reported. A police spokesman said one rocket...
  • When Attacked Expect Israel To Implement The Limbaugh Doctrine!

    11/16/2012 5:31:55 AM PST · by kindred · 20 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | DJP I.F.
    When the present world in which we are living in is becoming extremely more hostile and aggressive towards Israel - especially of late with Egypt and Iran breathing threats and her border enemies following suit - DO NOT expect to see Israel idly stand by and let the world decide their fate and eradicate them from off of the face of the earth. Israel is a military might in that region with nukes and is armed to the teeth. They have one of the best armies in the world and have been veterans since 1948. As the world continues its...
  • Michael Moore: John McCain sexist, racist for criticizing Susan Rice

    11/16/2012 5:29:22 AM PST · by chessplayer · 26 replies
    McCain addressed his criticism of Rice yesterday on CBS: McCain criticized Rice for going “on national television in defiance of the facts 5 days later,” and added, “She is responsible to the Senate of the United States…I was on ‘Face the Nation’ the morning she came on and told that incredible story and right after the president of the Libyan National Assembly said it was al Qaeda…and yet she never changed her story.” Michael Moore ✔ @MMFlint Yo! McCain - The "attacking women strategy" didn't go so well last Tues, did it? So now this week, let's try "attack the...
  • The Demise Of The Twinkie: Hostess Files Motion To Liquidate

    11/16/2012 5:13:37 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 300 replies
    The Demise Of The Twinkie: Hostess Files Motion To Liquidate By Tom Gara And that’s that: Hostess Brands, maker of Twinkies, Wonder Bread and more, announced this morning it has filed a motion with bankruptcy court to start liquidating the company immediately. A huge number of jobs are soon to be lost. “Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce,” said CEO Gregory F. Rayburn in the statement, “and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders.” In a letter posted on a new site set up to communicate with employees and suppliers through...
  • Webster Apologizes For "Black People" Comment [Was he telling the truth or not?]

    11/16/2012 5:12:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    WGAN ^ | November 16, 2012
    Outgoing Maine Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster is apologizing for a comment he made about black people and the election. Last week Webster told a Portland TV station that in rural Maine towns, "dozens of black people" unknown to local officials showed up to vote on election day. Webster tells the "Bangor Daily News" he regrets the comment and that he is not a racist.
  • Norm Coleman urges GOP to take on immigration

    11/16/2012 5:07:53 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 31 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-15-12 | megan bolt
    A week after Hispanic voters helped President Barack Obama win another four years in office, a prominent Minnesota Republican is calling on his party to reform immigration laws so immigrants living in the U.S. illegally can become legal rather than be deported. Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman made his pitch in an opinion piece for the Pioneer Press posted online Thursday, Nov. 15, departing from stances he took five years ago while in office. Coleman said he believes his evolution on immigration is reflective of many Americans' stance on the issue, and it's time to allow otherwise law-abiding immigrants pathways...
  • Election 2012 Marks the End of Evangelical Dominance in Politics

    11/16/2012 4:57:28 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 78 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 11/13/2012 | Jonathan Merritt
    Ever since Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980, evangelicals have been a powerful political force. Jerry Falwell and his Moral Majority organization were credited in part with Reagan's election, having registered millions of evangelicals to vote. Their influence would only grow over the next 25 years: Evangelicals were instrumental in Reagan's reelection, the Republican Revolution of 1994, and both of George W. Bush's victories. But on November 6, 2012, their reign came to an end. "I think this [election] was an evangelical disaster," Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, told NPR. He's right, but it wasn't for...
  • Can Romney's loss help Republicans? (the Dems now own it all...and it doesn't look good)

    11/16/2012 4:51:11 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 30 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 11/16/2012 | Joseph Smith
    Bret Stephens writes in the Wall Street Journal: And though I have my anxieties about the president's next term, I also have a hunch the GOP dodged a bullet with Mr. Romney's loss. ... the GOP dodged ownership of the second great recession, which will inevitably hit when the Federal Reserve can no longer float the economy in pools of free money. When that happens, Barack Obama won't have George W. Bush to kick around. Stephens's point -- that the wreckage of the past four years now belongs to Obama -- resonates in light of current events: The stock market...
  • Obama vows not to forget storm victims rebuilding [Lying sack o' crap alert]

    11/16/2012 4:48:50 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 16, 2012 | Matthew Daly
    President Barack Obama vowed Thursday to stick with New Yorkers still struggling 17 days after Superstorm Sandy "until the rebuilding is complete" after getting an up-close look at devastated neighborhoods rendered unlivable. Obama brought the spotlight to people still without heat or electricity and hugged many of those trying to rebuild their lives. He also delivered a postelection message of unity, nine days after a closely divided America gave him a second term. "During difficult times like this, we're reminded that we're bound together and we have to look out for each other," Obama said from a Staten Island street...
  • The Audacity of 51% -Get ready for higher taxes and no spending reform

    11/16/2012 4:37:26 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11-16-12 | james taranto
    Dennis Van Roekel, president of the teachers union that styles itself the National Education Association, told the network: "I brought the message that, number one, it's important that we let the Bush tax cuts disappear for the wealthiest 2%. As we're looking for a $1.2 trillion solution, $829 billion takes us a long way there." Do you see the problem here? The annual budget deficit has been running at around $1.2 trillion. (The Hill reports the deficit for October alone was $120 billion.) Raising taxes on "the wealthiest 2%," it is estimated, would increase government revenues $829 billion over a...
  • Hostess Brands to Wind Down Company After BCTGM Union Strike Cripples Operations

    11/16/2012 4:35:56 AM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 86 replies
    Herald Online.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Hostess Brands Inc.
    RVING, TEXAS, NOV. 16, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ -- Hostess Brands Inc. today announced that it is winding down operations and has filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court seeking permission to close its business and sell its assets, including its iconic brands and facilities. Bakery operations have been suspended at all plants. Delivery of products will continue and Hostess Brands retail stores will remain open for several days in order to sell already-baked products. The Board of Directors authorized the wind down of Hostess Brands to preserve and maximize the value of the estate after one of the Company's...
  • Twinkies Maker Will Close After Strike

    11/16/2012 4:34:48 AM PST · by RabidBartender · 106 replies
    ABC News ^ | 16 November 2012 | JEANETTE TORRES and BILL McGUIRE
    Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of the iconic snack, announced today that it will liquidate the entire company because not enough striking employees returned to work by a Thursday evening deadline set by the company. "We deeply regret the necessity of today's decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike," said Gregory F. Rayburn, chief executive officer. "Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders." Hostess said it will seek bankruptcy court permission to close its business and...
  • Republican rep opens door to tax hike talk, while Senate Dems make new demands

    11/16/2012 4:33:11 AM PST · by tobyhill · 14 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/16/2012 | fox news
    A House Republican appeared to open the door Thursday to the GOP caucus considering tax rate hikes, stepping away from the long-held party line on the eve of high-stakes talks over the so-called "fiscal cliff." At the same time, a group of Senate Democrats pressed a new set of fiscal cliff demands that would include significantly more taxes to pay for more stimulus as part of any budget deal. The developments underscored how the terms of the debate continue to shift, as pressure on lawmakers to make a deal only increases. They are facing an end-of-year deadline to strike a...
  • Rasmussen: 54% now call themselves pro-choice, 38% pro-life

    11/16/2012 4:29:56 AM PST · by Third Person · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 15th, 2012 | Allahpundit
    Wait a sec, you say. Didn’t Gallup find just six months ago that the number who describe themselves as “pro-choice” was at a record low? Indeed they did. But as the saying goes, my friends: Elections have consequences. More voters than ever now identify themselves as pro-choice when it comes to abortion, and most rate the issue as important to how they vote. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows that 54% describe themselves as pro-choice on the issue of abortion, while 38% say they are pro-life. Let’s look at trends on abortion in a...
  • How's That Obamacare Waiver Workin' Out for Ya?

    11/16/2012 4:00:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Exactly two years ago this week, the Obama administration announced it had issued more than 100 waivers en masse to a select group of companies, unions and other health insurance providers seeking relief from the onerous federal health care law. The Obamacare waiver winner's club now totals 2,000. Where are they now? Answer: In the same miserable boat as every other unlucky business struggling with the crushing costs and burdens of the mandate. Among the first and most prominent recipients of the Obamacare waivers for favors were large restaurant chains that provide low-wage, seasonal and part-time workers with low-cost health...
  • President Obama's silly, sexist defense of Susan Rice

    11/16/2012 4:21:27 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11/15/2012 | Kirsten Powers
    As the president expressed outrage over the atrocity of members of Congress holding administration officials accountable, he said, "I'm happy to have that discussion with them. But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador? Who had nothing to do with Benghazi?" Feast on those words for a second: The U.N. Ambassador had "nothing to do with Benghazi." At this point, the White House press corps should have flown into a frenzy, demanding to know why a person who had nothing to do with Benghazi was put on five Sunday talk shows as...the face of Benghazi! This was an issue...
  • DesJarlais divorce transcript shows he supported abortions, slept with patients

    11/16/2012 4:16:33 AM PST · by tobyhill · 18 replies
    wrcb nbc ^ | 11/15/2012 | Kate Harrison
    A decade before calling himself "a consistent supporter of pro-life values," Tennessee physician and Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais supported his ex-wife's decision to get two abortions before their marriage, according to the congressman's sworn testimony during his divorce trial. Obtained by the Chattanooga Times Free Press, the couple's 2001 trial transcript also confirms DesJarlais had sexual relationships with at least two patients, three coworkers and a drug representative while he was chief of staff at Grandview Medical Center in Jasper, Tenn. During one affair with a female patient, DesJarlais prescribed her drugs, gave her an $875 watch and bought...
  • Congress Receives Confusing Benghazi Briefing From Administration

    11/16/2012 4:13:02 AM PST · by billorites · 6 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | November 16, 2012 | Eli Lake
    After weeks of requests and political back and forth, the Obama administration on Thursday shared with Congress video evidence, debriefings, and photographs collected from the evening of the Sept. 11 assault on the diplomatic mission and CIA base at Benghazi, Libya. On Thursday the director of the CIA, the director of National Intelligence, as well as senior military, State Department, and FBI officials were in Congress all day for two separate hearings before the House and Senate intelligence committees. The prescheduled hearings capped off a week of high-level, classified briefings to eight congressional committees on the details of the government’s...
  • There's A Lot More To The Stock Market Sell-Off Than The Fiscal Cliff

    11/16/2012 3:48:00 AM PST · by blam · 21 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-16-2012 | Comstock Partners
    There's A Lot More To The Stock Market Sell-Off Than The Fiscal Cliff Comstock PartnersNovember 16, 2012 While the fiscal cliff problem has absorbed almost all of the financial media comment since the election, there's a lot more to the stock market decline that has virtually gotten lost in the discussion. The market actually topped on September 14th and has trended down ever since. Most importantly, the U.S. economy was a lot weaker than the consensus believes before Hurricane Sandy became a factor. In addition Fed policy is becoming increasingly ineffectual, earnings forecasts are coming down, Europe is officially in...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - November 16, 2012

    11/16/2012 2:50:41 AM PST · by sneakers · 19 replies
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  • Benghazi hearing turns ugly: Republicans accuse Obama of lying, Dems fire back

    11/16/2012 2:23:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 89 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/15/12 | CarrollAnn Mears
    Benghazi hearing turns ugly: Republicans accuse Obama of lying, Dems fire backBy NBC's CarrollAnn Mears A House Foreign Affairs hearing on "Benghazi and Beyond" quickly turned into a shouting and accusations forum. **SNIP** Naturally, Democrats responded. It began rather timidly and escalated. "Barack Obama was no more responsible for what happened in Benghazi than George Bush was for Sept. 11th or Ronald Reagan was for the blowing up of U.S. Marines in Beirut," Rep. Eliot Engle (D-NY) said. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY) unloaded, first sarcastically: "Let's just hang the guilty parties." "The stench of hypocrisy that hangs over this city...
  • New website logs complaints from Pennsylvania voters (bribery and machine tampering)

    11/16/2012 1:36:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Triblive ^ | 11/15/12 | Adam Smeltz
    New website logs complaints from Pennsylvania votersBy Adam Smeltz Published: Thursday, November 15, 2012, 12:01 a.m. More than 500 voters used a new Pennsylvania website to complain about possible problems in the Nov. 6 election, the Department of State said Wednesday. The 534 complaints range from concerns about voter intimidation to potential issues with absentee ballots, voter registration, bribery and machine tampering, according to a state report. **SNIP** Election officials in several counties said they haven’t received complaints filed through the page. Ruman didn’t share specifics from the complaint files, but a state overview showed 14 people in Allegheny County...
  • Red China: Traits and Orientations of China's New Politburo Standing Committee

    11/16/2012 12:49:44 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    Jamestown China Brief ^ | 11/15/2012 | Willy Lam
    On November 15, China announced the seven members of the Political Bureau Standing Committee of the 18th Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee. These seven members, led by CCP General Secretary Xi Jinping, will form China’s supreme ruling council for the next five years. The transitory nature of this Standing Committee presents an intriguing paradox. The 18th CCP Party Congress has been billed as a watershed event in party history, because it marks the first generational change of leadership in the 21st century and the transition from the Fourth Generation, under outgoing President Hu Jintao, to the Fifth Generation leadership,...
  • Uncovering the secrets of tea

    11/16/2012 12:17:17 AM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 14 November 2012 | Helen Potter
    Everyone knows that a cup of tea is good for you, but the exact reasons for this are not clear. To discover the fundamentals of tea’s health benefits, scientists in Germany have investigated the interactions of compounds from tea with cells on a molecular level.Both green and black tea contain around 30,000 polyphenolic compounds, some of which have been shown to have numerous health benefits, including reducing cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and inflammation. Despite their positive effects, which have been seen in epidemiological findings and clinical trials, their exact biochemical mechanism is still not clear. Polyphenols can act as antioxidants,...
  • Chris Christie’s attorney general appoints Islamists to advisory panel

    11/15/2012 11:40:34 PM PST · by Arthurio · 22 replies
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s appointee picked four Islamists for an advisory panel intended to improve relations between the government and the state’s small but growing community of Muslim immigrants and settlers, according to a new report by RadicalIslam.org. Christie commissioned the 10-member advisory panel in the spring when Islamist and progressive political groups objected to routine surveillance by New York police of nearby Muslim neighborhoods. Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa, a Christie appointee, set up the panel, which met for the first time in September. The panel meets with state police and political leaders, giving Islamists an opportunity to push...
  • Priebus Will Announce Bid To Seek Re-Election As RNC Leader [Hell, NO!]

    11/15/2012 11:06:15 PM PST · by Steelfish · 71 replies
    WashingtonTimes ^ | November 16, 2012 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Priebus Will Announce Bid To Seek Re-Election As RNC Leader By Ralph Z. Hallow November 15, 2012 LAS VEGAS — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, under fire from some quarters for the failure of the party’s voter-turnout effort on Nov. 6, will inform the RNC’s other 167 members on Friday that he will seek re-election in January, two sources close to the chairman said Thursday. According to the sources, speaking on the condition of anonymity, Mr. Priebus will say Friday during his announcement that 112 fellow RNC members have pledged to support him if he seeks a second two-year...
  • Ami Bera Defeats Dan Lungren In Close California Race

    11/15/2012 10:55:04 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 16, 2012 | Ed O'Keefe
    Ami Bera Defeats Dan Lungren In Close California Race Posted by Ed O'Keefe November 15, 2012 Democrat Ami Bera has ousted Rep. Daniel E. Lungren (R-Calif.) to represent a Sacramento-area congressional seat, according to the Associated Press. Bera’s lead has grown to more than 5,700 votes as officials continued counting 70,000 provisional and absentee ballots this week. As of today, Bera had 51.11 percent of the vote compared to Lungren’s 48.89 percent, according to the AP.
  • Pancreas stem cell discovery may lead to new diabetes treatments

    11/15/2012 10:13:02 PM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    Professor Len Harrison (pictured) and Dr Ilia Banakh have identified stem cells in the adult pancreas that can be turned into insulin producing cells, a discovery that may lead to new diabetes treatments. Stem cells in the adult pancreas have been identified that can be turned into insulin producing cells, a finding that means people with type 1 diabetes might one day be able to regenerate their own insulin-producing cells.The discovery was made by scientists from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and provides further evidence that stem cells don't only occur in the embryo.The ability to produce the hormone...
  • Israel: IAF hits 70 Gaza targets after rockets trigger TA sirens

    11/15/2012 10:10:53 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 25 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/15/2012 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    Israel strikes 320 targets in the Strip since launching Operation Pillar of Defense with assassination of Hamas military chief; 16 Palestinians killed; Gazans fire over 300 rockets into South, killing 3. Palestinians have fired over 300 rockets from Gaza into the South since the IDF launched its operation. Two rockets triggered an air raid siren in Tel Aviv, marking the first time that a real siren was sounded in Tel Aviv since the Gulf War in the early 1990s. According to Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency, 16 Palestinians have been killed since the start of the operation. At least two children,...
  • Red China: Chinese perma-growth at risk as Leninists tighten Politburo grip

    11/15/2012 9:36:53 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/15/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    As expected, hardliners have won the power-struggle at the top of China's Communist Party, or at least they have won the latest round judging by the line-up of the Politburo's Standing Committee this morning. This is beginning to look like a shocker for the world economy, with big implications for global growth, trade, oil and commodity demand, investment flows, etc. Two key reformers were shut out of the seven-man Standing Committee: Guangzhou party chief Wang Yang and the head of the national party organisation Li Yuanchao. Wang Qishan – the torchbearer of economic modernisation – did make it onto the...
  • Calif. lawmaker may propose tripling vehicle registration fees

    11/15/2012 9:34:50 PM PST · by Schatze · 60 replies
    go.com ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | Nannette Miranda
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGO) -- A controversial plan to raise the cost of registering your car in California could soon be in the works in Sacramento. Even with the Democrats' new supermajority, there are doubts lawmakers will be able to push through another tax. In what could be the Democrats' first test in the new supermajority powers in the Legislature, a group called Transportation California has asked St. Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, to introduce legislation to triple the vehicle license fee you pay to register your cars.
  • Teens arrested for breaking 100 headstones in Jewish Connecticut cemetery

    11/15/2012 9:19:37 PM PST · by expat1000 · 29 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | Nov 14, 2012 | Sarah Weiss
    (Scroll down for video) Nearly 100 Jewish headstones in one Connecticut cemetery were found smashed last month, according to police reports. Three teenagers were arrested over the weekend for the alleged destruction of 90 to 95 headstones in a Jewish cemetery in Connecticut, causing about $20,000 in damages. Hartford Police began investigating the case in mid-October, and only recently received a notice that three teenagers who live in the neighborhood were responsible for the crime.
  • "The List", Obama Voter Fraud

    11/15/2012 9:18:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 11/15/2012 | Nachum
    Obama Voter Fraud11/15/2012Citing high number of rural black voters, Maine GOP chair suspects "improprieties" at the polls19,605 to zero is statistical proof of outright vote fraud in 2012 presidential election22 Signs That Voter Fraud Is Wildly Out Of Control And The Election Was A ShamDiscrepancies Found in Election Results from Several Swing States Florida sends auditors to investigate voting irregularities, as Rep. West holds out hope11/14/2012Almost 1K ballots found in Broward elections warehouseBIG LIST of vote fraud reports11/13/2012Up to 10 percent of the ballots cast at a polling station in Pennsylvania reverted to a default, which gave Barack Obama a vote...
  • Petition On W.H. Website Asking For Obama's Birth Certificate & His College & University Records

    11/15/2012 9:12:39 PM PST · by croo3002 · 22 replies
    With President Obama having won a second term as President of the United States, America appears to be divided between his supporters and his opposition. The White House has now set up a system on whitehouse.gov for Americans to create petitions to fix their grievances.
  • CCAC cutting hours to avoid health-care mandate

    11/15/2012 9:08:45 PM PST · by knak · 38 replies
    Community College of Allegheny County will trim hours for about 400 of its part-time workers to avoid having to provide them with health insurance coverage, the school's president, Alex Johnson, said Thursday. Mr. Johnson told members of Allegheny County Council that complying with the requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act, informally known as Obamacare, would have cost CCAC $6 million annually for part-timers who have been working at least 30 hours per week. Affected employees include both adjunct faculty and maintenance workers. CCAC has an annual operating budget of about $110 million and is facing reductions in county support...
  • P&G set to cut more jobs, repurchase additional shares

    11/15/2012 9:01:21 PM PST · by knak · 8 replies
    4 traders ^ | 11/15/12
    Procter & Gamble plans to trim more non-manufacturing jobs through 2016, on top of cutting 10 percent of that workforce by the end of June, as the world's largest household-products maker tries to reinvigorate what has become a sluggish organization. P&G also said it may increase stock repurchases to $6 billion from $4 billion, but said such additional buybacks should not have a big impact on earnings per share. The company maintained the forecasts for sales and earnings for the current quarter and the fiscal year it had given in late October. P&G remains on track to eliminate about 5,700...