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  • Lame Black Christian Cop-Out

    11/17/2012 8:25:21 AM PST · by Lloyd Marcus · 54 replies
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 11-18-2012 | Lloyd Marcus
    A black Christian Obama voter called me after the election. For years, I have informed him of Obama's attacks on Christianity and anti-Christian agenda. He praised Romney for saying in his concession speech that we need to pray for our president. Then he added, “I prayed that God will bind everything in Obama that is not like Him.” Folks I politely, but quickly, ended our conversation. I was sickened by my friend's weak attempt to cover his sell-out to skin-color under a shroud of Christian principles. This guy had the audacity to quote Bible scripture about how Christians are commanded...
  • How Free Speech Died on Campus

    11/17/2012 8:22:25 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 7 replies
    At Yale University, you can be prevented from putting an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote on your T-shirt. At Tufts, you can be censured for quoting certain passages from the Quran. Welcome to the most authoritarian institution in America: the modern university—"a bizarre, parallel dimension," as Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, calls it.
  • Twinkie Tribute

    11/17/2012 7:57:46 AM PST · by Alex Baker · 20 replies
    RealityBatsLast ^ | November 16, 2012 | Jess Jones
    I hope you all have a moment for a laugh - and a cry. This article is funny and at the same time very sad as an indicator of the future of business as unions and taxes prepare to run wild. The post is an exerpt - but you must look at the three videos posted at "Reality" in tribute to the lost 18,000 jobs in america... Our perception of the insidious slide from freedom to tyranny powered by a democratic system which ignores constitutional limits can best be described as that of a slowly boiling frog. It is important...
  • Red Flag Over the Atlantic China angling...a U.S. airbase in the Azores

    11/17/2012 7:55:17 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 32 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 5, 2012 | Gordon G. Chang
    On June 27, a plane carrying Wen Jiabao made a “technical” stop on the island of Terceira, in the Azores... the Chinese premier spent four hours touring the remote Portuguese outpost in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Wen’s Terceira walkabout, which followed a four-nation visit to South America, largely escaped notice at the time, but alarm bells should have immediately gone off in Washington and in European capitals... Terceira, however, has one big attraction for Beijing: Air Base No. 4. Better known as Lajes Field, the facility where Premier Wen’s 747 landed in June is jointly operated by the...
  • West-Murphy race hangs in balance as St. Lucie County prepares to retabulate all early votes

    11/17/2012 7:45:01 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 64 replies
    WPTV NewsChannel5 ^ | 11-17-2012 | Alex Sanz
    November 17, 2012 West-Murphy race hangs in balance as St. Lucie County prepares to retabulate all early votes By: Alex Sanz FORT PIERCE, Fla. - About 100 people milled around Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker's office Saturday morning while workers set up batteries of machines to recount eight days of early voting ballots that could effect the tight District 18 congressional race between Patrick Murphy and Allen West. As of 9:40 a.m. on Saturday, the recount had not begun. Five Sheriff's patrol cars were parked at the entrance to the building on Okeechobee Road, where security was tight. Saturday morning,...
  • Islamic Jihad texts IDF officers: Gaza will be your grave

    11/17/2012 7:26:06 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 25 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/17/2012 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    The Islamic Jihad terrorist organization's military wing on Saturday sent 5,000 text messages to IDF soldiers and officers, warning them against launching a ground operation in the Gaza Strip. "We will turn Gaza into your cemetery, and burn Tel Aviv - Al-Quds Brigades," the message stated.
  • The Smartest Investment Of The Decade (The Era Of Cheap Food Is Over)

    11/17/2012 7:24:39 AM PST · by blam · 15 replies
    Sovereign Man ^ | 11-17-2012 | Simon Black
    The Smartest Investment Of The Decade by Simon Blackon November 12, 2012 Here’s something crazy to think about. Roughly 200,000 people were born today. That’s net world population growth, births minus deaths. Each one of them constitutes a new mouth to feed. And when they come of age, those 200,000 people will consume, conservatively, about 1,250 Calories per day. Collectively, that’s 91.25 billion Calories per year for the entire 200,000 people that were born today. Where will they get that food from? Consider that a cup of rice contains about 300 Calories. An average annual rice harvest yields about 150...
  • Home Front Command: Prepare for 7 weeks of fighting

    11/17/2012 7:22:04 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 21 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 11/17/2012 | Yoav Zitun
    Home Front Command asks local authorities to prepare for seven-week fighting period: In discussions held between Home Front Command Chief Major-General Eyal Eisenberg, regional commanders and heads of local authorities in the center and in the south, authorities have been instructed to prepare for a seven-week period of combat as part of Operation Pillar of Defense and to prepare emergency supplies, accordingly. Some supplies were prepared in advance. The Home Front Command estimates that terror organizations in the Gaza Strip are still capable of launching long-range rockets, even further than a 75-kilometer range. The Home Front Command sharpened instructions for...
  • Old Soviet jokes become the new American reality

    11/17/2012 7:02:47 AM PST · by Moseley · 23 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | November 12, 2012 | Oleg Atbashian
    The six contradictions of socialism in the United States of America: •America is capitalist and greedy – yet half of the population is subsidized. •Half of the population is subsidized – yet they think they are victims. •They think they are victims – yet their representatives run the government. •Their representatives run the government – yet the poor keep getting poorer. •The poor keep getting poorer – yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about. •They have things that people in other countries only dream about – yet they want America to be more like those...
  • Man with strange watch arrested at Calif. airport, charged with having bomb-making materials

    11/17/2012 7:00:43 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 115 replies
    A Southern California man was arrested at Oakland International Airport after security officers found him wearing an unusual watch they said could be used to make a timing device for a bomb, authorities said Friday.
  • Jill Kelley's world: White House visits, meals with generals, and name-dropping emails

    11/17/2012 6:57:23 AM PST · by RummyChick · 68 replies
    tampa bay times ^ | 11/17 | levesque & leary
    TAMPA — Her business card is utterly ordinary. No big titles. No hint of connections with the military and political elite. It lists her address, her phone number and her name in elegant script: "Honorable Jill G. Kelley." But the outsized portrait of herself that Kelley presents to the world will fit on no card. It's seen in her emails to Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and others. She drops names. She mentions lunch at the White House in a casual aside, one of three visits she has made there in the last six weeks. The top U.S. general in Afghanistan...
  • NLRB to Force Businesses to Give Employee Information to Unions

    11/17/2012 6:45:50 AM PST · by iowamark · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 15 Nov 2012 | Tony Lee
    President Barack Obama's National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is considering a rule that would force private businesses to turn over their workers' personal information -- such as phone numbers, email addresses, and work schedules -- to union organizers. While this rule would be intended to make it easier for union bosses to organize workers at businesses that do not have a union presence, it would also have the unintended effect of making workers vulnerable to harassment. The Heritage Foundation’s James Sherk argued this will allow union organizers to bother workers even after the worker tells an organizer "no" by bombarding...
  • Paul Soglin: Close loophole that caters to criminals (barf alert)

    11/17/2012 6:43:15 AM PST · by rellimpank · 11 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 17 nov 2012 | PAUL SOGLIN
    Simple and common sense fixes to Wisconsin’s gun laws could have prevented the recent tragic Brookfield shootings. Federal law barred the shooter, Radcliffe Haughton, from buying or possessing a firearm after his wife obtained a domestic violence restraining order against him. If Haughton had gone to any one of the state’s many licensed gun stores, which are required to run background checks on gun purchasers, he would have failed the check and walked out of the store empty-handed. Unfortunately, in Wisconsin, criminals such as Radcliffe Haughton know that private dealers can sell guns with no paperwork and no questions asked....
  • Analyst Kirsten Powers Blasts Obama’s ‘Silly, Sexist’ Defense Of Ambassador Susan Rice

    11/17/2012 6:30:38 AM PST · by chessplayer · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 15th, 2012 | Andrew Kirell |
    Fox News self-described liberal political analyst Kirsten Powers tore into President Barack Obama‘s full-throated defense of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice over her response to the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Unlike the conservative critics who take issue with Obama’s defense for obvious reason, Powers was offended by it because of what she believes was a “sexist” tone. In her Fox News column, Powers described the president’s performance as “bizarrely” casting Rice “as some delicate flower the boys should stop picking on” for her post-Benghazi comments. “There is no damsel in distress and Obama’s paternalistic bravado in defense...
  • Marine awarded Bronze Star Medal for actions during special operations missions

    11/17/2012 6:27:55 AM PST · by LSUfan · 14 replies
    MARFORRES ^ | 16 Nov 12 | SGT Ray Lewis
    The enemy had the hostages. Taliban forces had overtaken observation post Bari Ali and captured coalition troops. Then-Army Staff Sgt. Cody J. Carroll was part of an elite group of special operations forces called in to execute the rescue. Carroll was a sniper by trade, so when he and his observer were dropped in, they immediately went to work. Within an hour of establishing a position, Carroll located the insurgent leader responsible for the attack on Bari Ali. He peered through his scope at the figure more than 750 yards away, and pulled the trigger. The bullet travelled the length...
  • Gun Store Owner to Obama Voters: You Are Not Welcome

    11/17/2012 6:12:25 AM PST · by servo1969 · 95 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11-17-2012 | Jim Hoft
    An Arizona gun store owner said he will not sell weapons to customers who voted for Obama. They’re too stupid.Not WelcomeTodd Starnes reported, via FOX Nation: The owner of an Arizona gun store said he will not sell weapons to customers who voted for President Obama because “you have proven that you are not responsible enough to own a firearm.”Cope Reynolds, owner of the Southwest Shooting Authority in Pinetop, Ariz., posted the new store policy in a newspaper advertisement — as well as on a sign posted on the front door.“If you voted for Barack Obama your business is not...
  • Michigan Affirmative-Action Ruling A Short-Lived Fight Against The Tide [Good News]

    11/17/2012 6:08:04 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 16, 2012 | Daniel Fisher
    The federal appeals court decision striking down a statewide referendum banning affirmative action in Michigan universities likely represents the last gasp of a dying legal theory: That minority groups are entitled not just to equal protection under the laws, but special measures designed to correct past discrimination. ... the majority on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati resorted to an extreme interpretation of two U.S. Supreme Court cases that themselves are showing signs of wear. The decision by the full 15-member panel drew strong dissents from judges... The majority’s holding may soon become moot, anyway. The U.S. Supreme...
  • Van Nuys man walking his dog shoots at would-be robbers, say police(CA)

    11/17/2012 6:04:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    dailynews.com ^ | 16 November, 2012 | NA
    VAN NUYS - A man confronted by two would-be masked robbers while he walked his dog in Van NuysThursday night fired shots at the suspects, who ran off, police said. | » POLICE NEWS The victim said he was walking his dog near his home in the 6700 block of Noble Avenue, near Vanowen Street, around 9:15 p.m. when he was confronted outside his house by two men wearing ski masks, said Lt. Abel Parga of the Van Nuys Station. It was unclear if the man was already armed at the time or somehow armed himself after being confronted, but...
  • Homeowner protects himself during attempted robbery (KY)

    11/17/2012 5:44:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    wkyt.com ^ | 16 November, 2012 | Jordan Vilines
    One Magoffin County man could face burglary charges after police say he stole from someone's home and then allegedly fired a gun at the homeowner. The Magoffin County Sheriff says Douglas Caldwell broke into Harlan Rowe's home in Salyersville on Thursday night and tried to steal several different things. Shelia Balesdrieri, who also lives in Rowe’s home, says things turned violent when the suspect started running away. Balesdrieri says the suspect got halfway down the gravel travel when he started firing a gun in their direction. But Harlan Rowe was also armed. “Harlan ran in the house and got his...
  • What should a woman do when a man exposes himself?(WA)

    11/17/2012 5:33:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 60 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 16 | Dave Workman
    You’re a mom on an evening walk with your 6-year-old son and you are suddenly approached “aggressively” by a man who exposes himself and then suggests that you stand there and watch what’s next, so what do you do? In Longview, a Clark County community near Vancouver along the I-5 corridor, you reach into your pocket, pull out your Ruger .380 ACP semiautomatic, and tell the fellow rather bluntly, “You need to leave or I’ll shoot you. I’m going to blow your brains out.” The fellow left, with the woman’s Norwegian Behund Hound hot on his heels. According to the...
  • Total Recall (Hollyweird movie capture)

    11/17/2012 5:07:16 AM PST · by Bikkuri · 20 replies
    Bikkuri | Bikkuri
    Not really worthy of making a thread for... but I captured something 'interesting' on a newer movie released from Hollywood..
  • Homeland Security graduates first Corps of Obama’s Brown Shirts – Homeland Youth

    11/17/2012 4:51:38 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 45 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | October 18, 2012 | fromthetrenchesworldreport.com
    It Makes Sense Blog October 7, 2012. Vicksburg. The federal government calls them FEMA Corps. But they conjure up memories of the Hitler Youth of 1930’s Germany. Regardless of their name, the Dept of Homeland Security has just graduated its first class of 231 Homeland Youth. Kids, aged 18-24 and recruited from the President’s AmeriCorp volunteers, they represent the first wave of DHS’s youth corps, designed specifically to create a full time, paid, standing army of FEMA Youth across the country. On September 13, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security graduated its first class of FEMA Corps first-responders. While the...
  • BLAZING BROOKS: MEL SAYS 'SADDLES' COULDN'T BE MADE IN 2012

    11/17/2012 4:17:46 AM PST · by SMGFan · 138 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 16 Nov 2012 | by Christian Toto
    <p>It's a good thing Mel Brooks' inspiration for "Blazing Saddles" struck in the early 1970s and not 2012. Had Brooks come up with the western genre spoof today, it wouldn't pass muster at any major studio.</p> <p>Brooks himself shared that sad truth during a visit to "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last night. "Blazing Saddles" starred Gene Wilder, Cleavon Little, Harvey Korman and Madeline Kahn in a zany send up of classic western films. And while "Superbad," "Bridesmaids" and "Project X" push the boundaries of modern cinema, they couldn't compare to the outrageous gags Brooks sprinkled throughout his 1974 comedy classic. "It couldn't be made today," Brooks tells Kimmel flatly before launching into a classic story about an early preview of the film, and how a man high up at Warner Bros. told him to make some major cuts ... or else. "We had this preview, people went crazy. They laughed, they enjoyed it. Afterwards, he grabs me by the collar and shoves me into an office ... and he says, “Okay, here’s a legal pad, here’s a pencil, take these notes...” “N-word, OUT! We don’t say it. No punching a horse. Noooo punching a horse. Around the campfire, cut out the farting… out! It's out! You can’t punch an old lady. Lily von Schtupp and the black sheriff … you can’t – OUT, OUT.”</p>
  • Obama's Economy: What We've Learned Since Re-election

    11/17/2012 4:06:27 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 29 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/16/2012 | IBD Staff
    Obama II: In the "now they tell us" file, add a vast array of reports that have come out since the election showing just how weak the economy really is. Looks like the president will need a new scapegoat soon. Here's just a sampling of what we've learned since voters decided to give Obama four more years to "experiment" with the economy.
  • Troops not safe from sequestration

    11/17/2012 4:04:43 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 14 replies
    Government Executive ^ | 16 Nov 12 | Sara Sorcher and Meghan McCarthy
    If Washington’s defense community has achieved one thing over the past year, it’s spreading the message of how the fiscal cliff could desecrate the military. Sequestration cuts of $55 billion would jeopardize weapons contracts, furlough civilian staff, and imperil national security, defense hawks say. One glaring casualty has gotten far less notice: the military’s $37 billion health account. In designing the trigger mechanism, members of Congress were careful to make sure that the men and women in uniform wouldn’t suffer because of the cuts—but not careful enough. Now, without a compromise on Capitol Hill during the lame-duck session, the deal...
  • Obama Begins Push to Confiscate IRA’s & 401k’s

    11/16/2012 11:45:13 PM PST · by rocksandbroncs · 116 replies
    Silver Doctors ^ | November 16, 2012 | The Doc
    It may be time to take the tax hit and withdraw funds from private retirement accounts before they are forced into long term T-bonds. The Obama administration is reportedly quickly moving on plans to nationalize private 401k and IRA retirement accounts, and replace them with government sponsored annuities(aka Treasury bonds that the Treasury currently can’t sell to anyone but the Fed). National Seniors Council Director Robert Crone warns: “This whole issue is moving forward very quickly. Already there is a bill requiring all businesses to automatically enroll their employees in IRA plans in which part of every employee’s paycheck would...
  • Wax-Filled Nanotubes Flex Their Muscles

    11/16/2012 11:27:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 15 November 2012 | Sarah C. P. Williams
    Enlarge Image Nanopower. Yarn made of intertwined carbon nanofibers and wax can expand and contract like muscle. Credit: Images Courtesy of Science/AAAS Here's a twist: Scientists have designed a flexible, yarnlike artificial muscle that can also pack a punch. It can contract in 25 milliseconds—a fraction of the time it takes to blink an eye—and can generate power 85 times as great as a similarly sized human muscle. The new muscles are made of carbon nanotubes filled with paraffin wax that can twist or stretch in response to heat or electricity. When the temperature rises, the wax melts and...
  • Boots on the ground: Obama’s cybersecurity directive could allow military deployment within the US

    11/16/2012 10:16:07 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    Russia Today ^ | Friday, November 16, 2012 | RT TV
    The White House is being asked by attorneys to explain a top-secret presidential policy directive signed last month that may allow for the domestic deployment of the US military for the sake of so-called cybersecurity. Lawyers with the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the office of US President Barack Obama in hopes if hearing more about an elusive order signed in secrecy in mid-October but only made public in an article published this week in the Washington Post. According to persons close to the White House who have seen the...
  • Still Looking Like the Higgs

    11/16/2012 9:57:42 PM PST · by neverdem · 32 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 15 November 2012 | Adrian Cho
    Credit: CERN Still too soon to know. That's the latest word from particle physicists working with the world's largest atom smasher—Europe's Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland—as they try to figure out whether the particle they discovered in July is precisely the long-sought Higgs boson or something a tad different. The key question is whether the new particle decays into combinations of familiar particles at the rates that physicists' standard model predicts. So far, the measured decay rates generally match expectations, but the statistical uncertainties are too large to say anything conclusive, physicists working with the gargantuan particle detectors known...
  • EU: Economist 'time-bomb' cover sparks French ire

    11/16/2012 9:34:18 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/16/2012 | Telegraph Staff, and agencies
    French officials angrily rejected a charge by The Economist on Friday that France was the "time-bomb at the heart of Europe", accusing the magazine of sensationalist journalism. The Economist's front cover showed seven loaves of "baguette" bread held together by a French tricolour with a lit fuse protruding from the centre. Its main article raised concerns that President Francois Hollande's economic reforms are not ambitious enough and so could jeopardise the future of the euro currency. "Unless Mr Hollande shows that he is genuinely committed to changing the path his country has been on for the past 30 years, France...
  • Glenn Beck on David Petreaus sex scandal

    11/16/2012 8:58:13 PM PST · by advance_copy · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/12/12 | Glenn Beck
    Glenn Beck's take on the sex scandal surrounding David Petraeus and his mistress on his program (11/12/12).
  • Flasher Runs Away After Woman Whips Out Gun

    11/16/2012 8:27:15 PM PST · by JT Hatter · 22 replies
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  • Lawmakers: Video shows tarp hid 2 killed by DPS sniper

    11/16/2012 8:00:32 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | November 16, 2012 | Lynn Brezosky
    BROWNSVILLE — A Department of Public Safety video of an airborne sniper shooting that left two Guatemalan immigrants dead backs up DPS statements that the immigrants were not visible to troopers, according to state lawmakers granted requests to view the footage. State Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, said the clip, which he viewed in his capitol office on Thursday, contradicts reports by the Guatemalan consulate that a covering concealing the immigrants in the back of the truck had blown off, exposing them to the trooper firing from a DPS helicopter.
  • Report: Rockets Fired from Egypt Hit Israel

    11/16/2012 7:52:43 PM PST · by upchuck · 124 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Friday, November 16, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    Two major Israeli newspapers are reporting that rockets fired from Egypt have hit Israel. "Terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula launched rockets into Israel Friday night," reports the Jerusalem Post. "The rockets fell near an Israeli village on the southern border, causing some damage, but no injuries." The Israeli daily Haaretz reports, "Rockets fired from direction of Egypt toward Eshkol Regional Council." It appears no damage was reported in connection with the rocket fire from Egypt. Earlier today, the Egyptian prime minister visited Gaza to express solidarity with the Palestinians there. This new front comes a day after a rocket landed...
  • Texas A&M student senate approves concealed handgun bill

    11/16/2012 7:44:09 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    theeagle.com ^ | 16 November, 2012 | ALLEN REED
    Texas A&M student senators want handguns in classrooms, and with a little help from the Legislature, they might soon get their wish. The student senate voted 38-19 Wednesday to ask A&M university officials and state lawmakers to permit concealed carry license holders to bring handguns inside university buildings, said Rusty Thompson, interim director of Student Activities. Student Body President John Claybrook said he has not decided whether to sign or veto the senate's recommendation but wants to have a decision by Monday. The student senate's "Texas A&M Personal Protection Bill," reads, in part: "Seeing a need for self-preservation against criminals,...
  • Regulators R Us: Feds Crank Up Regulations -- on Everything

    11/16/2012 7:26:43 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 16 November 2012 | William F. Jasper
    Get set for the Obama administration’s post-election tsunami of business-killing, job-killing, economy-killing federal regulations. It’s already begun. Regulators R Us: Feds Crank Up Regulations — on Everything The New American 16 November 2012 Get set for the Obama administration’s post-election tsunami of business-killing, job-killing, economy-killing federal regulations. It’s already begun. Take a look at www.regulations.gov, the administration’s regulatory website. The home page informs us that in the last 90 days, the administration has posted 5,934 new regulations. Yes, our federal bureaucrats have been very diligent. The above-mentioned website informs us of their daily productivity of regulations over the past 90...
  • Benghazigate: The Disaster That Should Have Sunk Obama -- and Still Could

    11/16/2012 7:26:21 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 67 replies
    The New American ^ | 16 November 2012 | William F. Jasper
    Evidence continues to mount that President Obama and his administration intentionally left Benghazi diplomats unsafe and, after the 9/11 attack, tried to cover up their actions regarding Libya. Benghazigate: The Disaster That Should Have Sunk Obama -- and Still Could The New American 16 November 2012 President Barack Obama has survived Benghazigate — thus far. In the weeks and days leading up to the November 6 elections, President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and their advisors, no doubt, had containment of this Libyan fiasco foremost in their minds. Would toxic details of the deadly debacle leak out and spell...
  • House GOP: Obama officials using secret emails to avoid oversight

    11/16/2012 7:20:19 PM PST · by haffast · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1:58 PM 11/16/2012 | Neil Munro
    The House science committee is demanding the White House explain why top administration officials are using secret e-mail accounts and other techniques to conceal their taxpayer-paid activities from public oversight. The evidence of officials’ efforts to evade transparency laws includes EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s use of the fake name “Richard Windsor”, and hidden e-mail accounts, according to a Nov. 16 letter sent by the committee to several White House officials, including Jackson. (RELATED: EPA chief’s secret ‘alias’ email revealed) (snip) “The use of these [hidden] accounts could seriously impair records collection, preservation, and access, therefore compromising transparency and oversight,” said...
  • Majority of Americans Are Upbeat About the Next Four Years [54% vs 65% after '08 election]

    11/16/2012 6:52:44 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 59 replies
    Gallup ^ | 11/16/12
    A majority of Americans believe the country will be better off four years from now, while 41% say it will be worse. But this level of optimism is down considerably from four years ago, following President Barack Obama's first election victory, when 65% said the country would be better off in four years, and prior to his first inauguration, when 72% said the same.
  • ICE Team Goes After Immigrants with Criminal Records

    11/16/2012 6:46:01 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    KRGV.com ^ | Nov 16, 2012 | KRGV.com
    McALLEN - A team of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers are tracking down illegal immigrants with criminal records. CHANNEL 5 NEWS joined the team during a recent operation. The officers' first target was a known gang member and child sex offender. "This tip came in within the last week," ICE Field Office Director Enrique Lucero said. "Convicted of indecency with a child and sentenced to seven years," Lucero said of the suspect. Lucero is familiar with the felon's record. "(He) also been convicted of four DUIs," Lucero said. The suspect is a repeat immigration violator, Lucero said. The man is...
  • A Picture Worth $13 Billion?

    11/16/2012 6:18:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | November 16, 2012 | Sam Rolley
    How do you know when government is broken and rife with incompetence? A good indicator could be when Federally managed workers with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are lining up for food handed out by an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Occupy Sandy. Last week, FEMA shut down its New York centers set up to respond the devastation caused by superstorm Sandy because of… bad weather. This left a disaster aid void that was filled by independent volunteer groups, including Occupy Sandy. Many residents in the region reported feeling abandoned by the Federal helpers sent to aid them....
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-16-12

    11/16/2012 5:53:06 PM PST · by dynachrome · 36 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 11-16-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Israel says it knocked out Hamas drone program (Iranian run, video of strike)

    11/16/2012 5:47:32 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 12 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | November 16, 2012 | Unattributed
    An Israeli Defense Force spokesman said Friday that a Hamas militant program to build and launch drone aircraft has been destroyed. Speaking on Israeli television, an IDF spokesman said that for the past few months Israel has been monitoring Hamas' attempt to build a drone fleet. Black-and-white video released by the IDF shows a strike on a Hamas drone being tested at Khan Yunis in Gaza. In a Twitter message the IDF said the video shows "what that program once looked like."
  • Polygamist leader's end-of-world prophecy has citizens worried

    11/16/2012 5:32:17 PM PST · by Sleeping Freeper · 76 replies
    ksl.com ^ | 11/16/12 | John Hollenhorst
    COLORADO CITY — There are new indications of turmoil after an end-of-the-world prophecy from polygamist leader Warren Jeffs. Some say people are scared in the Utah-Arizona border town of Hildale/Colorado City. Reportedly, Jeffs is predicting the end-of-the-world sometime before New Year's Day. He's made similar predictions before. But, this time it's in a worrisome climate as his followers have been repeatedly warned and threatened to prove their righteousness. Many residents of Hildale & Colorado City were shocked to find three of the most prominent businesses suddenly closed- the only grocery store, the hardware store, and even a Radio Shack. Imprisoned...
  • Human Waste Continues to Pour into NY Harbor After Sandy...

    11/16/2012 5:30:05 PM PST · by JT Hatter · 16 replies
    http://www.nbcnewyork.com ^ | Nov. 16, 2012 | Brian Thompson
    Human Waste Continues to Pour into NY Harbor After Sandy...
  • Networks Blame Congress, Not Obama, for Fiscal Cliff

    11/16/2012 5:14:37 PM PST · by chessplayer · 17 replies
    BMI Assistant Editor Julia Seymour appeared on "Your World" with Neil Cavuto to discuss the media's coverage of the Fiscal Cliff on November 15. Seymour cited a BMI study which found that the three major networks blamed Congress 16 more times than they blamed President Obama for the approaching Fiscal Cliff. Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mike-ciandella/2012/11/16/bmis-julia-seymour-fnc-networks-blame-congress-not-obama-fiscal-clif#ixzz2CRCrTZ29 BMI Assistant Editor Julia Seymour appeared on "Your World" with Neil Cavuto to discuss the media's coverage of the Fiscal Cliff on November 15. Seymour cited a BMI study which found that the three major networks blamed Congress 16 more times than they blamed President Obama...
  • Cardinal Dolan: Catholic Church will ‘not obey’ immoral HHS mandate

    11/16/2012 2:51:21 PM PST · by NYer · 56 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 16, 2012 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    Cardinal Dolan. BALTIMORE, November 16, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The head of America’s Catholic bishops’ conference declared Tuesday that the Catholic Church will “not obey” the Obama administration’s HHS mandate, a policy he classified as “immoral.” The mandate, which takes effect in eight months, forces employers to cover sterilizations, contraception, and abortifacient medications. Although churches themselves are exempt the mandate applies to religiously affiliated institutions such as hospitals, colleges, charities, and social service agencies. Asked if the Church is prepared to close its hospitals and other agencies, or instead pay the exorbitant fines levied for non-compliance, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New...
  • Obama commends Egyptian efforts on Israel-Gaza: White House

    11/16/2012 5:11:43 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 16, 2012
    (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama called Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi on Friday to commend the country's efforts to help calm the situation in Israel and Gaza and underscored his hope of restoring stability there, the White House said.
  • 300+ Uncounted Ballots in Allen West Race Found in Office of St. Lucie Election Supervisor

    11/16/2012 5:04:03 PM PST · by kristinn · 169 replies
    The Palm Beach Post via Twitter ^ | Friday, November 16, 2012 | George Bennett
    At least 304 uncounted ballots appear in St. Lucie County. From PBP article before the ballots were found:At least 304 ballots from the early vote totals may be missing, a state elections official said. A lawyer for St. Lucie Elections Supervisor Gertrude Walker said the missing ballots are believed to be in a box in her office, but she has been out of the office all day. She has been undergoing tests at the hospital, her lawyer said.
  • Taliban Reveal Identities of Their Mailing List Members

    11/16/2012 4:58:34 PM PST · by IndispensableDestiny · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 16, 2012 | MUHAMMAD LILA
    In a Dilbert-esque faux pax, a Taliban spokesperson sent out a routine email last week with one notable difference.He publicly CC'd the names of everyone on his mailing list. The names were disclosed in an email by Qari Yousuf Ahmedi, an official Taliban spokesperson, on Saturday. The email was a press release he received from the account of Zabihullah Mujahid, another Taliban spokesperson. Ahmedi then forwarded Mujahid's email to the full Taliban mailing list, but rather than using the BCC function, or blind carbon copy which keeps email addresses private, Ahmedi made the addresses public.