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  • HP takes $8.8B charge on Autonomy 'improprieties'

    11/20/2012 5:38:53 AM PST · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    CNET ^ | Larry Dignan
    or its fourth quarter, Hewlett-Packard records a charge of $8.8 billion in its software unit, which had "serious accounting improprieties...and outright misrepresentations" when HP bought it.
  • Homeowner fatally shot attacker, another suspect flees, police say(FL)

    11/20/2012 5:37:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    myfoxorlando.com ^ | 19 November, 2012 | Tara Russakov
    A Palm Beach Gardens man was found dead in front of a Holly Hill home Friday night, and investigators say he is one two suspects that tried to rob the house. Preliminary reports from Holly Hill Police say Kenneth Conley was eating a meal on the porch of the home when two people pulled up in a car and came toward the residence. Conley tells police the pair began to beat him then used a stun gun on him before ordering him to open the front door. Once inside,the suspects tried to force their way into a bedroom occupied by...
  • San Francisco set to vote on ban on public nudity, except at ‘gay pride’ events

    11/20/2012 5:34:19 AM PST · by IbJensen · 22 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 11/19/2012 | Ben Johnson
    SAN FRANCISCO, November 19, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - The pendulum of the sexual revolution may be swinging slightly back toward sanity in San Francisco, as the city is set to vote on a new law that may bar public nudity – except at the city’s gay pride march and other events covered by permit. The ordinance, introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener who oversees the city’s homosexual Castro District, would make it illegal for any adult and most children to “expose his or her genitals, perineum, or anal region” in public. The behavior of some naturists at the district’s public plaza pushed...
  • Fmr. Obama advisor is the new leader of a 'Catholic' charity

    11/20/2012 5:30:04 AM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Nov 19, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 19, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - The new head of a Catholic philanthropic organization is a longtime Obama advisor and member of the Religious Left. Alexia Kelley has been named CEO and president of the Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA). According to its website, FADICA “reinforces a foundation’s Catholic values, family mission, and faith-based stewardship.” Kelley takes her new position after serving as director of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The committee is headed by Joshua Dubois. Like Kelley, Dubois favors an “abortion reduction” strategy focused heavily...
  • Invasion of the Liberal Body Snatchers

    11/20/2012 5:26:14 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 11/20/2012 | Selwyn Duke
    People often ask how it is that northerners move to the South, or Mexicans and other foreigners to the US, for a better life, but then vote as they did whence they came. Don't they know this only ensures that the South will become more like the North or the US more like south of the border? Again, whatever they know, it isn't mainly a matter of knowledge. Of course, in many cases people do fail to make the proper associations between cause and effect. Yet this is often due to emotional blocks, as the intellect cannot adjudicate facts not...
  • Pew: President Gets Election Eve Surge in Positive Press Coverage

    11/20/2012 4:51:54 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 12 replies
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | 11/19/12 | John Eggerton
    President Barack Obama had more positive news coverage than he had gotten in months in the days just prior to the November election, but that was attributable to his improving race strategy rather than his prominence in the Superstorm Sandy coverage. That is according to a new study from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, based on a content analysis of 660 news stories from 49 mainstream media outlets between Oct. 22 and Nov. 5. According to the study, 37% of the "horserace" stories about the president in the last week of the campaign were positive, compared...
  • Now Gloria Allred enters the Petraeus scandal: Jill Kelley's twin sister hires celebrity attorney

    11/20/2012 4:51:21 AM PST · by maggief · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 20, 2012
    A piece of the sordid Petraeus puzzle has lawyered up, hiring famed celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, it has been revealed. Natalie Khawam has reportedly enlisted Allred's help, more than a week after her involvement in the cheating scandal that has led to his downfall of CIA Director David Petraeus. Allred and Khawam are holding a press conference on Tuesday morning. Khawam is the twin sister of Jill Kelley, the Florida socialite who blew the lid off the secret relationship between Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell, after Broadwell sent Kelley threatening emails. The twins' brother, David Khawam, confirmed to ABC...
  • Vanity

    11/20/2012 3:47:12 AM PST · by onevoter · 15 replies
    Vanity
    The Longshoremen's union is going on strike on 11-25 ( in Portland). The workers at LAX airport are going on strike over the Thanksgiving weekend. Walmart employess are threatening to go on strike Black Friday. Hostess union members are going for broke. Anyone seeing a pattern here besides me? Obviously, with "The One" guaranteed to be in power for four more years, the unions are going to spend these four years robbing this nation of any chance whatsoever to get back on their feet financially. They will use these four years expanding their power and this administration will back them...
  • The Issues Being Publicized In Benghazigate Completely Miss The Point

    11/20/2012 3:44:00 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 19 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 11/20/2012 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
    Benghazigate has created the opportunity to expose that the Obama national security team eliminated all-things-Islamic as causes of jihadist terrorism, and narrowed the focus down to ‘al-Qaeda’ as the sole enemy to be fought! Now is the time use this opportunity to expose Obama’s inadequate national security policy and posture toward Islamic terrorists. We are being attacked by a fanatical enemy that is waging a global religious war against us.The Wrong Issues Are Being QuestionedThere were so many blunders related to ‘Obama’s fiasco’ in Benghazi that the Obama regime has had a wide range of issues to obfuscate their foreign...
  • Medicare cuts give health providers jitters (But Obama said there are no "real" cuts to Medicare)

    11/20/2012 3:43:11 AM PST · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    politico ^ | 11/19/2012 | By BRETT NORMAN
    The $716 billion in Medicare “cuts” that got so much attention in the presidential election have already begun sinking their teeth into health care providers. And there are widespread jitters that any further cuts as part of a year-end deal to stave off sequestration or strike a “grand bargain” for a long-term fiscal deal would deeply gouge some providers, if not put them out of business. It’s similar to the perennial jockeying that goes on whenever Congress looks to cut health spending to pay for some other priority — the so-called doc fix, for instance. But this time around, having...
  • Allen West concedes to Patrick Murphy

    11/20/2012 3:32:47 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 143 replies
    Politico ^ | 11-20-2012 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Florida Rep. Allen West — the tea party pugilist and face of the class of House Republicans that stormed to power two years ago — conceded Tuesday to 29-year-old construction executive Patrick Murphy in one of the nation’s highest-profile congressional races. After two weeks of battle with St. Lucie County elections officials — and a recount of early votes that wound up extending Murphy’s lead — West acknowledged that he couldn’t surmount his 1,904-vote, or 0.58 percent, deficit. That difference was just outside the 0.5 percent threshold to automatically trigger a recount of all votes.
  • Immigrants Against Empire

    11/20/2012 3:27:51 AM PST · by KantianBurke · 14 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | November 20th, 2012 | Scott McConnell
    "The new electorate is more Hispanic, more black, contains more East Asians, has sprinklings of Arabs and Muslims and South Asians; all of these constituencies voted heavily for Obama. More generally, both Hispanics and Asians have for many years supported Democratic politicians for local offices. In the ’90s National Review turned its powerful polemical guns on an immigration system which, in the editors’ minds, was destined to overwhelm the voting base of the Republican Party and replace a perfectly good existing American people with a new one. National Review supported such measures as Proposition 187, California’s controversial effort to push...
  • House investigates EPA emails, as agency says administrators have two accounts

    11/20/2012 3:14:33 AM PST · by tobyhill · 22 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/19/2012 | fox news
    House Republicans are investigating allegations that EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and other high-ranking agency officials have been conducting officials business with email aliases or secret accounts to avoid scrutiny from agency watchdogs and the public. The House Science, Space and Technology Committee is leading the investigation and has asked Jackson to turn over information connected to the email account “Richard Windsor” – one of the alleged alias accounts. The committee has sent letters to White House lawyers and the EPA inspector general asking them into investigate the allegations and report on their findings by the end of the month. The...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - November 20, 2012

    11/20/2012 2:46:13 AM PST · by sneakers · 12 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-p34761/ httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Police warn of $1,000 Target gift card scam

    11/20/2012 1:52:56 AM PST · by expat1000 · 7 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | November 20, 2012 | Debbie Gross
    Everyone would jump at the opportunity to get their hands on a $1,000 gift card for free, but police warn that you should watch out for scams, according to police reports. Omaha, Nebraska Police are warning residents of a scam text message that promises a gift card of $1,000 from the Target retail store. Police said Target has nothing to do with the text message, which instructs the recipient to enter personal information on a website. The text message says that recipients can or have earned $1,000 from Target, and the recipient is registered for the contest. Omaha Police officials...
  • Gloria Allred: Women in Petraeus Scandal Are Victims of 'Very Unfair' Media 'Double Standard'

    11/20/2012 12:16:47 AM PST · by BunnySlippers · 20 replies
    News Busters ^ | 11/20/12
    Here's something you don't see every day: a prominent liberal accusing the mainstream media of having a "double standard" and treating people in a "very unfair" manner. But that's exactly what happened on Wednesday, when feminist lawyer Gloria Allred told Caroline May -- a political reporter with the Daily Caller website -- that the women in the sex scandal surrounding the resignation of former CIA Director David Petraeus "are being depicted in a negative and stereotypical manner." Known for representing women in high-profile legal cases, Allred stated in an email that Paula Broadwell, Petraeus' former mistress, and "whistle-blower" Jill Kelley,...
  • 4 Southern California Men Held In Plot To Join Al Qaeda, Taliban

    11/19/2012 11:01:35 PM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 19, 2012
    4 Southern California Men Held In Plot To Join Al Qaeda, Taliban Four men with ties to Southern California have been charged with plotting to join Al Qaeda and the Taliban to commit "violent jihad" and target Americans, the FBI said Monday night. One of the men, Sohiel Omar Kabir, 34, allegedly traveled in July to Afghanistan, where he arranged for terrorist training to be conducted with Al Qaeda and Taliban operatives, according to a complaint unsealed Monday in U.S. District Court in Riverside. Kabir, who lived in Pomona, is a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Afghanistan, federal authorities said....
  • Copé declared new leader of France's opposition UMP

    11/19/2012 10:39:32 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/19/2012
    Jean-François Copé has been declared the new leader of the opposition Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party after a contested weekend vote that was plagued by allegations of fraud on both sides. Jean-François Copé has been declared the new leader of the opposition Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) by the party’s internal electoral body after a contested weekend vote that was plagued by allegations of fraud on both sides. Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s centre-right opposition UMP voted for its next leader in a Sunday poll that pitted former prime minister François Fillon against the UMP’s Secretary General...
  • Greek companies face 'annihilation' amid debt crisis

    11/19/2012 10:17:57 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/19/2012
    Greece's recession-hit businesses face "annihilation", a leading chamber of commerce has warned, as a fatal combination of falling sales and job cuts meant the country was in its worst economic shape for 14 years. "Returning to 1984 purchasing power levels, 1998 employment levels and 1999 salary levels will not help Greece's economy in 2013," said Vassilis Korkidis, chairman of the National Confederation of Hellenic Commerce (Esee). The association, representing a sector which employs nearly 18pc of the Greek workforce, presented an annual study forecasting a further drop in sales and job cuts in an economy where the unemployment rate currently...
  • California gets face scanners to spy on everyone at once

    11/19/2012 10:12:07 PM PST · by Founding Father · 31 replies
    RT ^ | November 19, 2012
    In a single second, law enforcement agents can match a suspect against millions upon millions of profiles in vast detailed databases stored on the cloud. It’s all done using facial recognition, and in Southern California it’s already occurring. Imagine the police taking a picture: any picture of a person, anywhere, and matching it on the spot in less than a second to a personalized profile, scanning millions upon millions of entries from within vast, intricate databases stored on the cloud. It’s done with state of the art facial recognition technology, and in Southern California it’s already happening. At least one...