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  • Dems, GOP spar over Petraeus testimony on Benghazi

    11/16/2012 9:53:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 16, 2012 | By Stephanie Condon
    Former CIA Director David Petraeus gave closed door briefings to Congress today. After the hearing, Democrats and Republicans disputed whether Petraeus has been consistent in his testimony, and whether the CIA talking points on the attack were altered. "The original talking points prepared by the CIA were different than the final ones put out," Reb. King [said]. Originally, he said, they were "much more specific on al Qaeda involvement." Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., didn't agree with King's recollection of the Sept. 14 briefing. Ruppersberger told reporters after the hearing, "My recollection was ... [Petraeus said] it was the result of...
  • Banks may shrink for good as layoffs near 160,000

    11/16/2012 9:39:51 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 16, 2012 | Sarah White
    (Reuters) - Major banks have announced some 160,000 job cuts since early last year and with more layoffs to come as the industry restructures, many will leave the shrinking sector for good as redundancies outpace new hires by roughly two-to-one. A Reuters analysis of job cuts announced by 29 major banks showed the layoffs were much bigger in Europe than in Asia or the United States. That is a particular blow to Britain where the finance industry makes up roughly 10 percent of the economy. The tally of nearly 160,000 job cut plans, meanwhile, is likely to be a conservative...
  • Update On Obamacare Exchanges: GOP Govs Kasich, Pence and Walker Get It Right

    11/16/2012 9:36:55 AM PST · by inkling · 17 replies
    HughHewitt.com ^ | Nov. 16, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    Very good news on the Obamacare front as three more states seem likely to refuse to open a state-run "health insurance exchange," thus leaving it to the feds to operate the "exchange" in their state --Ohio, Indiana and probably Wisconsin.  They join Texas, Florida, Alaska, and probably Michigan, and among the big states, only Pennsylvania and New Jersey have yet to decide, and hopefully they will study the issue and follow the lead of these governors, as should Arizona's Jan Brewer, who is being urged by big insurance forces in her state to take the poison.  It looks like the...
  • Businessman: Jill Kelley Asked For $80M, Bragged of Petraeus Connection [The Korean Deal]

    11/16/2012 9:34:20 AM PST · by Steelfish · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 16, 2012 | BRIAN ROSS
    Businessman: Jill Kelley Asked For $80M, Bragged of Petraeus Connection By BRIAN ROSS | ABC News A New York businessman who discussed a multi-billion-dollar Korean business deal with Jill Kelley said the Tampa woman at the center of the Petraeus scandal told him Gen. Petraeus had arranged for her to become an honorary consul for South Korea and promote free trade, and then asked him for $80 million to complete the deal. "Ms. Kelley made it clear to me that General Petraeus put her in this position, and that's why she was able to have access to such senior levels...
  • Hostess bankruptcy: Twinkies-maker Hostess Brands to go into liquidation, files for bankruptcy

    11/16/2012 9:33:44 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 32 replies
    wptv.com ^ | Nov 16, 2012 | James O'Toole
    UPDATE: Twinkies-maker Hostess Brands says it has asked court to allow it to close its business and sell its iconic brands. PREVIOUS STORY: NEW YORK -- Is this the end for Twinkies? 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...
  • Once Again, Let's Not Increase the Debt Ceiling

    11/16/2012 9:24:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/16/2012 | Jeffrey L. Scribner
    Are our politicians all gutless wonders? Almost two years ago, I suggested that the Congress not increase the debt ceiling. The debt ceiling was increased. No budgets were adopted. Spending continued. As of November 9, 2012 (this writing), the debt now stands at $16,245,318,820,569.34. Worse yet, the debt and the prospect of more of it is weighing down the economy. GDP growth remains very low, and consequently, federal government revenues are also lagging. The recent presidential election suggests that we will see more of the same. The Speaker of the House has proposed an extension of the current tax rates...
  • Concealed gun charge against ODU student dismissed(VA)

    11/16/2012 9:22:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    hamptonroads.com ^ | 16 November, 2012 | Patrick Wilson
    Misdemeanor charges of possessing a concealed handgun and an open container of alcohol in a vehicle against an Old Dominion University student were dropped in court. The charges against Te Edwards, 22, were dismissed Nov. 2, court records show. The charges stemmed from an investigation Aug. 4 near the 7-Eleven at 4720 Hampton Blvd. when police stopped the occupants of a vehicle and questioned them. Edwards said he had a loaded handgun in the glovebox. A change in Virginia law approved by the General Assembly in 2010 allows guns to be secured in a vehicle's glove box or in a...
  • Coast Guard: 4 injured, 2 missing in oil rig fire in Gulf

    11/16/2012 9:17:39 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    VENICE (AP) Coast Guard officials said an oil rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana, sending four people to hospitals Friday. Two were believed to be missing. Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally, a spokesman for the Coast Guard, did not immediately have information on the conditions of those taken to hospitals.
  • Leaders call fiscal-cliff talks 'constructive'

    11/16/2012 9:10:03 AM PST · by illiac · 16 replies
    MarketWtach ^ | 11/16/12 | Robert Schroeder
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Congressional leaders emerging from a White House meeting to avert the fiscal cliff labeled the discussions "constructive." House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said they should have a goal to avert the cliff by Christmas, while Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner both said Republicans were willing to put revenue on the table to reach a deal.
  • Compassionate Conservatism Redux (Bush 43 got the votes to prove it. Was he on to something?)

    11/16/2012 9:09:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/16/2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    I think I owe an apology to George W. Bush. William F. Buckley once noted that he was 19 when the Cold War began at the Yalta conference. The year the Berlin Wall came down, he became a senior citizen. In other words, he explained, anti-Communism was a defining feature of conservatism his entire adult life. Domestically, meanwhile, the Right was largely a leave me alone coalition: religious and traditional conservatives, overtaxed businessmen, Western libertarians, and others fed up with government social engineering and economic folly. The foreign-policy battle against tyrannical statism abroad only buttressed the domestic antagonism toward well-intentioned...
  • Dozen House women defend Rice over Libya comments

    11/16/2012 9:08:47 AM PST · by NCjim · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 16, 2012
    A dozen female members of the House staunchly defended U.N. ambassador Susan Rice against Republican criticism over her remarks on the deadly Sept. 11 Libya attack, suggesting the GOP lawmakers' comments were racist and sexist. "It is a shame that anytime something goes wrong, they pick on women and minorities," Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, the next chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, told reporters Friday at a Capitol Hill news conference. Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham earlier this week called Rice untrustworthy and unqualified to be the nation's top diplomat if President Barack Obama chooses her to succeed...
  • Connecticuts Fiscal Mess. Democrats hid details of the ugly fiscal picture until after election.

    11/16/2012 9:06:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/16/2012 | Jillian Kay Melchor
    As Congress considers massive tax hikes to fix the U.S. deficit, the state of Connecticut is worth a look. There, a similar strategy is failing epically. Governor Dannel Malloys budget chief told the state legislature on Wednesday that Connecticut was facing a $365 million deficit for this fiscal year. Thats nearly twice as big as the $205 million estimate released last week by the Office of Fiscal Analysis and the Office of Policy and Management. And its more than six times what Governor Malloy, a Democrat, had estimated before the election. If you think that discrepancy is suspicious, youre not...
  • Our National Malinvestment In President Obama Will Bring Painful Consequences

    11/16/2012 8:59:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/16/2012 | Mark Spitznagel
    The choice for the status quo made in last weeks presidential election was an uninformed oneat no fault of the votersmade in the fog of monetary distortion and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernankes continuous campaign of disinformation. President Barack Obama managed to overtake Republican challenger Mitt Romney on the exit poll question Who is better for the economy? and a strong majority of Obama voters felt that the economy is better off than four years ago. Indeed, anyone (particularly Bernanke) would concede that without the Feds zero interest rate policy we would be experiencing a far worse economythe true Obama-Keynesian...
  • Its National Papa Johns Appreciation Day

    11/16/2012 8:29:19 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 32 replies
    BEARINGDRIFT ^ | 11/16/12 | Lynn R. Mitchell
    Pizza. Its whats for lunch (or dinner) today, at least for many Americans who will support Papa Johns pizza chain to counter liberal calls to boycott the business. National Papa Johns Appreciation Day has been declared with a Facebook page as word has spread after liberals took offense to founder and owner John Schnatters remarks concerning Obamacare and its affect on his business. From Fox News: Daniel Wetter is just 16 years old, but his plan to support pizza chain Papa Johns amid a backlash of liberal criticism is no pie-in-the-sky idea. Wetter is part of an upstart group called...
  • The Tax Tango

    11/16/2012 8:47:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | November 15, 2012
    John Boehner isnt selling out conservatives on taxes. All he has done is reiterate that Republicans are open to a tax-reform deal that generates extra revenues, so long as the entitlements that are driving our long-term debt explosion are also addressed. He has also said that this reform should not raise marginal tax rates, and should indeed lower them. A deal along those lines might be worth supporting, depending on the details. The White House is, however, insisting that the top tax rates have to go up as scheduled under the law and that even more taxes should be...
  • D.C. principal accused in parking lot beat-down

    11/16/2012 8:29:25 AM PST · by twister881 · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 15, 2012 | Scott McCabe
    The principal of a District high school and two staff members have been accused of beating up a former co-worker after a homecoming football game. Thelma Jarrett, principal of Calvin Coolidge High School in Northwest Washington, surrendered to D.C. police Thursday morning on a warrant charge of simple assault. Jarrett and two other women, Donna Pixley, 52, and Bridgette V. Stevens, 42, are accused of hitting and kicking a former employee in a parking lot outside the high school football stadium in Northwest on Nov. 2. The victim, Rashida King-Hicks, told D.C. police she heard Jarrett say, "Get her, bitch!"...
  • Gaza conflict: Militant rocket targets Jerusalem

    11/16/2012 8:25:54 AM PST · by upchuck · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | Friday, November 16, 2012
    Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip have launched a rocket on Jerusalem - the first time the holy city has been targeted from Gaza. Israel Army radio said the missile landed just outside the city - and there are no reported casualties. An earlier missile targeted Tel Aviv. It comes amid mounting violence, following Israel's killing of Hamas's military chief on Wednesday. Egypt's leader has vowed to back Gaza in the face of "blatant aggression". Lieutenant Colonel Avital Leibovich told the BBC's Ben Brown, in Ashkelon: "We are here to defend our country" Twenty Palestinians and three Israelis have been...
  • Freep Poll for AG Ken Cuccinelli for VA Governor

    11/16/2012 8:18:19 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 8 replies
    http://bearingdrift.com/ ^ | 11/16/2012 | Bearing Drift Poll
    Bearing Drift: Virginia's Conservative Voice
  • Twinkie Maker Hostess to Close

    11/16/2012 8:17:04 AM PST · by radar101 · 55 replies
    WSJ ^ | November 16, 2012, | RACHEL FEINTZEIG
    Hostess Brands is seeking to liquidate. Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of iconic treats such as Twinkies and traditional pantry staple Wonder Bread, said Friday it is shuttering its plants and firing about 18,000 workers as it seeks to liquidate the 82-year-old business. The company, which filed for Chapter 11 in January, said it has requested bankruptcy-court authorization to close the business and sell its assets. A victim of changing consumer tastes, high commodity costs and, most importantly, strained labor relations, Hostess ultimately was brought to its knees by a national strike orchestrated by its second-largest union. The work stoppage,...
  • "The List", Obama's One Hundred and Ninety-Ninth Week in Office

    11/16/2012 8:13:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 11/16/12 | Nachum
    President Obama's One Hundred and Ninety-Ninth Week in Office11/15/2012It's 3am and nobody's therePresident Obama takes a helicopter tour of New York to view Sandys devastation on the Big Apple for the first timeSandy victim to Obama: Where have you been?Obama, in Front of Church Devastated by Sandy: 'I'm Here' to Fix it As sex scandals surface, Panetta developing ethics training for generals?ObamanomicsBanks told by Fed to test for 12% unemploymentWeekly jobless claims rise to 439KFHA Nears Need for Taxpayer FundsN.J. lost nearly 12,000 jobs in OctoberSmithfield Plant to Layoff Workers in 2013 (520 jobs in Virginia)... Inflation Nudges UpJobless Claims...
  • Judge plans field trip in Rowletts dispute with Garland gun range(TX)

    11/16/2012 8:08:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | 15 November, 2012 | RAY LESZCYNSKI
    After a day of testimony from witnesses for the city of Rowlett, Judge Ken Molberg will see for himself whether safety improvements at the Garland Public Shooting Range are enough to protect a neighborhood more than a mile downrange. The city and residents who have had a problem with rifle bullets on their property and the owners of the gun range returned to Dallas 95th District Court on Thursday to settle a request for a temporary injunction to shut the rifle portion of the range down. Early in the proceedings, Rowlett City Attorney David Berman challenged Molberg to visit the...
  • Australian coalition leaders float nuclear navy

    11/16/2012 7:53:21 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 6 replies
    Financial Review ^ | November 10, 2012 | Christopher Roye
    Top Coalition leaders want to open the debate over the purchase of nuclear submarines to replace the navys diesel fleet, a huge step up in Australias military capability in response to Chinas plan to become a major maritime power in the Pacific Ocean. Senior Coalition frontbenchers told The Weekend Financial Review that acquiring or leasing Virginia-class nuclear submarines equipped with conventional weapons, such as cruise missiles, would be supported by the Obama Administration. Purchasing the submarines is not yet Coalition policy but some shadow ministers have discussed the idea with United States officials. Australias dependence on seaborne trade and Chinas...
  • Obamacare, Others Need Slashing: Simpson-Bowles

    11/16/2012 7:48:17 AM PST · by what's up · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | Nov 16, 2011 | Jeff Cox
    CHICAGO - Americans interested in getting the national debt crisis under control likely will have to endure cuts to popular programs like defense, Social Security - and the nationalized health insurance program known as Obamacare. Speaking in stark terms and folksy language, the duo laid out the dire reality of the situation to 4,000 investors at the Charles Schwab Impact conference Thursday. "Who the hell is kidding who on what this is going to cost?" Simpson, the former Wyoming senator, said of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka "Obamacare." "We haven't found any constituency yet who wants to...
  • Homeowner Fires Gun at Burglar, Suspect Arrested after Police Chase(WV)

    11/16/2012 7:45:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    wsaz.com ^ | 16 November, 2012 | Anna Baxter
    PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man is facing charges after he tried to break in a home and then led police on a chase. A detective with the Putnam County Sheriff's Department tells WSAZ.com James Galloway, 34, of Lima, Ohio, broke into a house on Teays Farms in Teays Valley. Once Galloway was in the house he was confronted by the homeowner who fired some rounds at him, according to Detective Shawn Johnson. Galloway took off and jumped into a vehicle and dumped it at the 7-eleven along Scary Creek. That's when he stole another vehicle and headed east,...
  • Heads Up: The IDF Is Live-Blogging Its Attack On Hamas (Video of Hamas Wing Commander Incineration)

    11/16/2012 7:39:45 AM PST · by lbryce · 17 replies
    ReadWrite Social ^ | November 16, 2012 | Staff
    Video of Car Bombing of Hamas Military Wing Commander We've never seen anything quite like this. The verified social media accounts of the Israeli Defense Forces are providing live updates on a concerted military effort against Hamas. Using the hashtag #PillarOfDefense, the verified Twitter account @IDFSpokesperson is posting ominous messages, headline-style updates, and YouTube videos of strikes. It's brilliant in its way. By controlling the messaging so tightly, the IDF ensures that the media coverage of the operation is framed the way Israel wants it. Why dig deeper when the information is so carefully presented right there? That's a rhetorical...
  • New video shows cops harassing man legally carrying gun(PA)

    11/16/2012 7:37:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    philly.com ^ | 15 November, 2012 | WILLIAM BENDER
    PHILADELPHIA police officers are supposed to be educated about civilian gun laws - especially since an expletive-laden altercation with a licensed gun owner ended up on YouTube last year and led to a $25,000 court settlement. For the record: It's perfectly legal to openly carry a handgun in the city - with a valid permit. Everywhere else in the state, a permit is needed only if the gun is concealed. But apparently not everyone in the Police Department got the memo. A new YouTube video shows two Philly cops antagonizing a man who was legally carrying a .40-caliber Glock on...
  • Rocket strikes Jerusalem

    11/16/2012 7:30:11 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 18 replies
    tweeter ^ | 11/16/2012 | IDF
    28 min ago: Breaking: Sirens heard in Jerusalem. Stay tuned for updates. 15 min ago: Confirmed: A rocket fired from Gaza struck outside Jerusalem, Israel's capital city.
  • Spielberg's Lincoln Movie

    11/16/2012 7:27:33 AM PST · by BobNative · 118 replies
    Personal writing | November 16, 2012 | Garland Favorito
    New Movie Propagates Lincoln Historical Myths If you are planning to see the new, Steven Spielberg directed, Lincoln movie you might want to invest in an accurate history book instead. While it is successfully dramatic, the movie rehashes several 150 year old myths about the Lincoln presidency and Americas most horrible war. First, to the movies credit, the script avoids a key, blatant lie that is currently being taught throughout American public schools today. The script focuses correctly on explaining how slaves were freed by the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, not the Emancipation Proclamation. Abraham Lincolns proclamation did...
  • Morsi warns Israel will pay heavy price

    11/16/2012 7:25:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    YNet News ^ | November 16, 2012 | by Roi Kais
    Egyptian president sharpens his tone against Israel, threatening: 'If I see the homeland in danger, I won't hesitate to take unusual steps.' He vows that his country will 'stop this brutal aggression' After concluding the Friday prayer at a mosque in Cairo, Morsi warned Israel of the consequences of its strikes in Gaza. According to the al- Shorouk newspaper, Morsi tweeted on his Twitter page: "We have the power to uproot the aggressiveness just like it uprooted exploitation. "I don't want to take unusual steps," Morsi added, "but if I see that the homeland is in danger, I won't hesitate."...
  • Obama Begins Push for New National Retirement System..401K at risk?

    11/16/2012 7:16:48 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 70 replies
    National seniors ^ | 11/11/2012 | National Seniors
    A recent hearing sponsored by the Treasury and Labor Departments marked the beginning of the Obama Administrations effort to nationalize the nations pension system and to eliminate private retirement accounts including IRAs and 401k plans, NSC is warning. The hearing, held in the Labor Departments main auditorium, was monitored by NSC staff and featured a line up of left-wing activists including one representative of the AFL-CIO who advocated for more government regulation over private retirement accounts and even the establishment of government-sponsored annuities that would take the place of 401k plans. "This hearing was set up to explore why Americans...
  • Petraeus testifies CIA's Libya talking points were changed, lawmaker says

    11/16/2012 7:13:57 AM PST · by The G Man · 219 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 16, 2012 | Rep. Peter King
    Rep. Peter King appeared on Fox News this morning and stated that David Petraeus testified that the original CIA talking points about Benghazzi indicated it was a terrorist act and cited al Qaeda involvement. Somewhere after leaving CIA, the talking points were changed. He did not know who changed them.
  • 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 moderatethey 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 millionthe 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 judges 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 Romneys 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 Egypts 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 Egypts 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, NBCs 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 thats 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.