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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...