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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
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  • 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...
  • Blackburn school will close if Islamic primary takes all pupils ( UK )

    11/19/2012 10:02:28 PM PST · by george76 · 1 replies
    Lancashire Telegraph ^ | 16th November 2012 | Bill Jacobs,
    PARENTS and governors are gearing up to fight to save a Blackburn school facing closure to make way for East Lancashire’s first state-funded Islamic primary. Sacred Heart RC Primary School is likely to close because the opening nearby of the Olive Islamic School for more than 600 pupils will leave it with too many empty desks. ... The new Olive Islamic school will welcome pupils of all faiths and backgrounds in the area, including those from Sacred Heart where 98 per cent of its 210 pupils are Asian Muslims.
  • Blair Says 'Cultural Dialogue' Can Build Bridges With The Middle East [DWTS In Saudi Arabia?]

    11/19/2012 9:49:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | November 19, 2012 | Lara Prendergast
    Blair Says 'Cultural Dialogue' Can Build Bridges With The Middle East Former British prime minister Tony Blair says politics 'can only take you so far' in forging better relationships between nations at the launch of a new initiative to promote cultural exchange between the Middle East and the West. By Lara Prendergast 19 Nov 2012 Tony Blair has called for “cultural dialogue” to help build peaceful relationships between nations. Speaking at London’s Dorchester hotel on Friday during the launch of a new initiative to encourage cultural exchange between the Middle East and the West, the former British prime minister, 59,...
  • Judge: Hobby Lobby must offer morning-after pill

    11/19/2012 9:00:22 PM PST · by haffast · 96 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/19/2012 | TIM TALLEY
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge Monday rejected Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.'s request to block part of the federal health care overhaul that requires the arts and craft supply company to provide insurance coverage for the morning-after and week-after birth control pills. In a 28-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton denied a request by Hobby Lobby to prevent the government from enforcing portions of the health care law mandating insurance coverage for contraceptives the company's Christian owners consider objectionable. The Oklahoma City-based company and a sister company, Mardel Inc., sued the government in September, claiming the mandate violates...
  • IAF Airstrikes Hit Bank, Senior Hamas Terrorist

    11/19/2012 8:47:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 11/20/12 | Elad Benari
    IAF aircraft struck the branch of the National Islamic Bank in Gaza on Monday night, the Al Jazeera network reported. According to the report, four people were wounded in the airstrike, part of the IDF’s Operation Pillar of Defense. Hamas reportedly uses the bank, which opened in the area in 2009, to pay its terrorists' salaries. Palestinian Authority-based sources also said that the IAF also struck the Rafiah home of Hamas terrorist Raed Al-Attar overnight Monday. Al-Attar’s name was mentioned in recent days as the successor to Hamas arch-terrorist Ahmed Jaabari, whose targeted killing began the operation last Wednesday. It...
  • Report: Gaza Ceasefire 'Within Hours'

    11/19/2012 6:34:47 PM PST · by Bobalu · 31 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | 11/20/2012, 4:16 AM | Elad Benari
    A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza could go into effect “within several hours”, according to a Monday night report by the Al-Arabiya network. The report said that the forum of nine senior Israeli ministers was expected to approve an initial outline for a ceasefire with Hamas. According to the outline offered by Egypt and described in the report, Israel will stop the air strikes on Gaza and stop the targeted killings of senior members of Hamas and other terrorist organizations in Gaza, in exchange for a complete cessation of the rocket fire into Israel.
  • In some cases, Romney paid four times as much for TV ads as Obama

    11/19/2012 7:42:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/19/2012 | Matt K. Lewis
    Mitt Romney didn't just pay too much in taxes. As Politico reported last month, he paid too much for his TV ads, too.(The following graphic represents early September media buys in Columbus, Ohio. It was provided to TheDC by a national media buyer with extensive background buying in America's most competitive state, and is representative of other examples we have seen):The cost differential is attributable to the fact that Team Obama bought "preemptable" or or "lowest unit rate" ads --- while Team Romney paid for "fixed," non-preemptable rates."Obama could deliver 1,000 points for a fourth as much as Romney," said...
  • Islamic Community Forms Own Government, in the USA

    11/19/2012 6:57:06 PM PST · by gorush · 58 replies
    Vinienco.com ^ | 11/18/2012 | n/a
    In Hancock, NY an islamic community that sits on 80 acres has decided to form its own government. They call their community Islamberg. They have their own mayor, deputy mayor and five council members. None of them are elected, of course.
  • Rand Paul and Israel: An Exchange

    11/19/2012 6:41:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 11.18.2012 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Last week, I wrote about the potential impact that the growing influence of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul will have on the ability of Republicans to portray themselves as a solidly pro-Israel party. Senator Paul has written to respond to that piece. My response follows. Jonathan S. Tobin’s Nov. 9 column, “Will Rand Paul Hijack the Pro-Israel GOP?” makes some wildly speculative assumptions about me, my positions concerning our ally, Israel, and the Republican Party’s future. Since Mr. Tobin took it upon himself to image some of my positions, I thought it best to set the record straight by stating what...
  • Dallas employers moving to high-deductible health plans

    11/19/2012 6:24:39 PM PST · by mdittmar · 24 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 11/19/12 | Jim Landers
    WASHINGTON — Companies that offer health insurance for their workers are trying to find policies that provide lots of preventive care and the best value for major medical expenses, while leaving most of what lies in between to the consumer.Health benefit managers from companies across the country described this ambition last week during the National Business Group on Health’s annual conference.“You protect against catastrophe and provide access to preventive care, while everything in the middle becomes personal responsibility,” said Christine Whipple, executive director of the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health.Policies using this approach are high-deductible plans, where employees get free...
  • Did White House just expose another Rice lie? Administration's explanation raises more questions

    11/19/2012 6:18:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    WND ^ | 11/19/12 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – In the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11 attack in Libya, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice may have deliberately misled the public when she went on television news shows and called the facility that had been targeted a “consulate.” The difference between branding the Benghazi facility a “mission” or a “consulate” may be crucial in determining what was really going on in the building. As WND was first to report, the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi actually served as a meeting place to coordinate aid for the rebel-led insurgencies in the Middle East, according to Middle Eastern security...
  • NYT Once Again Unaware of Terrorists in Gaza See no terrorists, hear no terrorists

    11/19/2012 6:09:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    free beacon ^ | 11/19/12 | staff
    The New York Times once again appears to be unaware of the presence of terrorists in the Gaza Strip. In a new report on developments in the latest round of Israel-Hamas violence, the Times says: On Sunday, Israeli forces attacked two buildings housing local broadcasters and production companies used by foreign outlets. Israeli officials denied targeting journalists, but on Monday Israeli forces again blasted the Al Sharouk block, a multiuse building where many local broadcasters, as well as Sky News of Britain and the channel Al Arabiya, had offices. That attack, which struck a computer shop on the third floor,...
  • MSNBC's Richard Wolffe Smears McCain as a Bigot: 'There's No Other Way to Look at It'

    11/19/2012 6:08:04 PM PST · by chessplayer · 38 replies
    Former top Newsweek journalist and current MSNBC.com editor Richard Wolffe on Monday smeared Senator John McCain as a racist. According to Wolffe, there's no legitimate reason for the Republican to oppose Susan Rice's confirmation for Secretary of State. Appearing on Hardball, the journalist sneered that it was "outrageous" the way McCain was acting, raging against "this witch hunt going on the right about these people of color, let's face it, around this president. Eric Holder, Valerie Jarrett, now Susan Rice." Such a charge seemed to shock even Chris Matthews. He sputtered, "McCain, who had his own daughter attacked, was accused...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-19-12

    11/19/2012 5:54:36 PM PST · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 11-19-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Front-Page NYTimes Story Faults 'White Gentrifiers' Helping Victims of Sandy

    11/19/2012 5:48:45 PM PST · by chessplayer · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | |November 19, 2012 | Clay Waters
    No good deed goes unpunished. In her cynical front-page story Saturday, New York Times reporter Sarah Maslin Nir wrote on what she called on her Twitter feed "race, class, and the hurricane," fishing for criticism of the wealthy whites who donated time and money and effort to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy, and providing some on her own. Yet it's the alleged victims of all that generosity that look thin-skinned and insensitive, in "Helping Hands Also Expose a New York Divide." After more than a week of self-sufficiency, George Ossy, an immigrant from Africa living amid the chaos of...
  • US Warships Turn Toward Israel for Possible Evacuation of Americans

    11/19/2012 5:48:39 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 15 replies
    Virtual Jerusalem ^ | 11/19/2012
    he US has ordered three amphibious warships with 2,500 Marines aboard back to the eastern Mediterranean to remain on standby off Israel's shore in case they are needed to evacuate American citizens. The USS Iwo Jima, the USS New York and the USS Gunston Hall, were sailing west of Gibraltar on their way to back to Norfolk, Virginia, when they were turned around. debkafile: The United States have never before evacuated American citizens from Israel. The US notice does not say whether a possible evacuation would include the US forces posted in American bases in Israel. A mass evacuation would...
  • Lawmakers Investigate Obama’s Soviet Style Mind Control

    11/19/2012 5:37:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Western Journalism Center ^ | 11/19/12 | Kris Zane
    Georgia lawmakers sat in a seminar involving the UN’s controversial Cold War era mind control techniques used to move Agenda 21 forward. The seminar, as could be expected, was roundly mocked by the media even though the UN makes no secret of their abominable plans for the world’s future.
  • Moody's strips France of triple-A rating; a notch lower (Aa1)

    11/19/2012 5:27:01 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 19, 2012
    Moody's strips France of triple-A rating; a notch lower Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:05pm EST (Reuters) - Moody's Investors Service downgraded France's sovereign rating by one notch to Aa1 from Aaa, the agency said on Monday, citing the country's uncertain fiscal outlook as a result of "deteriorating economic prospects." Moody's said it is maintaining a negative outlook on the country due to structural challenges and a "sustained loss of competitiveness" in the country. Standard & Poor's has a AA-plus rating and negative outlook on France, which it downgraded by one notch in January from AAA. Fitch Ratings has France at...
  • U.S. sends warships near Israel in case evacuation needed

    11/19/2012 5:22:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 79 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/19/12 | Barbara Starr
    Three U.S. Navy amphibious warships are returning to the eastern Mediterranean to remain on standby in the event they are needed to assist Americans leaving Israel in the coming days, according to two U.S. officials. The officials stressed an evacuation remains an extremely remote possibility and the Obama administration is not currently planning for one. Americans who wish to leave the region now are able to do so using commercial airlines. But the decision to send the ships even if the event is such a remote contingency underscores the growing concern about where the Israel-Gaza conflict could be headed. "This...
  • A Lack of Conservative Leadership

    11/19/2012 5:00:28 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 17 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Program ^ | 19 November 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Mark in Chicago, you're next. Welcome, sir, nice to have you here. CALLER: Hey, Rush, thanks for taking my call, and happy Thanksgiving to you. RUSH: Same to you, sir, same to you. CALLER: Hey, Rush, I just want to know -- RUSH: By the way, you know what would be an interesting question, serious question, just randomly ask Americans on the street, "What is Thanksgiving?" Just a thought off the top of my head. Go ahead. What was it you called about? CALLER: Okay, Rush, thanks. Hey, with all due respect to John, just the flip...
  • Feds probe Gulf Coast dolphin killings

    11/19/2012 4:59:51 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 12 replies
    cnn.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | John Fricke
    <p>Conservation experts and federal agents say they're looking into the violent deaths of several bottlenose dolphins along the northern Gulf Coast this year, including one that was shot and another that was stabbed with a screwdriver.</p> <p>"I can't explain why anyone would shoot a dolphin," Jeff Radonski, a Florida-based special agent for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told CNN. Radonski said NOAA is investigating four of the six deaths reported since June.</p>
  • HAMAS WARNS ISRAEL: ‘WE LOVE DEATH MORE THAN YOU LOVE LIFE’

    11/19/2012 4:58:32 PM PST · by grimalkin · 75 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/19/2012 | Tiffany Gabbay
    The videos were created to frighten Israelis and fuel the vitriol already raging in Gaza among members Hamas and its military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades. Palestinian Media Watch brings us the videos and translations. The first video is addressed Israeli soldiers and states: “From the Al-Qassam Brigades to the Zionist soldiers: The Al-Qassam Brigades love death more than you love life.” The message of this video is even more heinous than the first, as Hamas vows to cut off the arms and “gouge out” the eyes of Israelis.
  • Kerry spokeswoman: Speculation over Cabinet is a 'ginormous waste of time'

    11/19/2012 4:52:43 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Kerry spokeswoman: Speculation over Cabinet is a 'ginormous waste of time' By Alexandra Jaffe - 11/19/12 03:58 PM ET A spokeswoman for Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) dismissed questions surrounding his possible appointment to President Obama's cabinet, calling them a "ginormous waste of time." "The speculation season is a ginormous waste of time. Senator Kerry's only focus is his job as senior senator from Massachusetts and Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and that's not changing," Kerry spokeswoman Jodi Seth wrote in an email to The Hill. Speculation has been swirling over Kerry's possible appointment to either secretary of state or...
  • Israeli Airstrike Kills Top Islamic Jihad Commander

    11/19/2012 4:42:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/19/12 | Alexander Marquardt, Anthony Castellano*
    An Israeli strike on a Gaza City high-rise today has killed one of the top militant leaders of Islamic Jihad, the Palestinian militant group said. The second strike in two days on the downtown Gaza City building that houses the Hamas TV station, Al Aqsa, has killed Ramez Harb, who is a leading figure in Al Quds Brigades militant wing, according to a text message Islamic Jihad sent to reporters. Witnesses told the AP that the Israeli airstrike, part of a widening effort to suppress Hamas rocket fire into Israel, struck the building Monday afternoon,
  • McCartney says skip the turkey on Thanksgiving

    11/19/2012 4:38:42 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 101 replies
    McCartney says skip the turkey on Thanksgiving AFP - Former Beatle Paul McCartney, a long-time vegetarian, has joined a campaign by animal rights group PETA to encourage Americans to celebrate a turkey-free Thanksgiving this week. The British rock legend, sporting a gray shirt with an "eat no turkey" design, is featured on the website of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. "This Thanksgiving, Paul McCartney is urging you to say 'no, thanks' to turkey and 'yes' to a delicious, cruelty-free holiday meal," the group says. More than 45 million turkeys will make their way onto American dinner tables on...
  • Obama is a Narcissist Who Rules a Narcissistic Nation

    11/19/2012 4:37:34 PM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 10 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | November 18, 2012 | Sara Noble
    Many of our populace are self-centered and just plain misinformed. We are becoming a nation of takers, enablers and ignoramuses. We have lost the concept that to be concerned about others also means holding them and ourselves accountable. We have forgotten what a Republic is. Our Constitution is being dissolved before our eyes and we remain silent. We have a former Speaker of the House who doesnÂ’t know the 11th amendment from the 14thÂ…whatever. Worse yet, we want the government to take care of us and, in exchange for this false sense of security, we have given up much of...
  • Orlando Health to cut record number of jobs to save money [Obamanomics Strikes Again!]

    11/19/2012 4:22:39 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 11/19/12 | Marni Jameson
    For the first time in its nearly 100-year history, Orlando Health is reducing its workforce by up to 400 positions starting immediately, hospital officials announced this morning. The elimination of 300 to 400 jobs will occur in two phases, and represents a 2- to 3-percent decrease in the system's 16,000 employees, said Orlando Health spokeswoman Kena Lewis. The reductions affect all departments and all eight of its hospitals, including Orlando Regional Medical Center and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. The first wave of employees affected by the "labor expense reduction" portion of the initiative received their notices Friday, said Lewis....
  • Reid Statement on Nevada's October Unemployment Rate

    11/19/2012 4:04:40 PM PST · by mdittmar · 18 replies
    Nevada Senator Harry Reid ^ | November 19, 2012 | Nevada Senator Harry Reid
    Searchlight, NV- Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Nevada’s unemployment rate decreased from 11.8 percent to 11.5 percent in October: “The continued reduction in Nevada’s unemployment rate is promising. Nevadans are getting back to work, but small businesses in our state still need opportunities to expand and hire new workers. We must do more to ensure Nevada’s middle class is made stronger. “Nevadans and Americans across the country agree that we can strengthen the middle class by adopting a balanced fiscal policy that requires millionaires and billionaires to pay a little more. In July, the Senate passed...
  • Official: 'Racist' Hamas Targeting Ethiopians, Asians

    11/19/2012 3:59:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/11/12 | David Lev
    Although “only” three Israelis have been killed as a result of the ongoing Hamas terror rocket attacks against Israel, hundreds of thousands of people are suffering – perhaps none more than residents of immigrant absorption centers in southern Israel. Unlike veteran Israeli families, these new immigrants – many of them olim from Ethiopia – have no family elsewhere in the country to take them in, and hence nowhere to go. On Monday, Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky visited one of these centers. Accompanying a delegation from the North American UJA-Federation, Sharansky visited the Ivim Absorption Center in the Sha'ar Hanegev...
  • 'Anti-Thanksgiving’ Potluck Dinner Sparks Controversy On UVA Campus

    11/19/2012 3:39:24 PM PST · by drewh · 41 replies
    Campus Reform.org ^ | on Nov 19, 2012 | By Oliver Darcy,
    An “anti-Thanksgiving potluck” planned for Monday night is stirring controversy on the University of Virginia (UVA) campus. The event, hosted by the American Indian Student Union (AISU), aims to “discuss Thanksgiving from a Native American perspective” over a potluck dinner. Students at the University of Virginia are holding an ‘anti-Thanksgiving’ potluck on Monday night. The anti-Thanksgiving celebration will provide a “contrast…with the typical American view of Thanksgiving,” AISU president Katelyn Krause promised an NBC affiliate. Krause declined an interview with Campus Reform. Nicole Bailey, Executive-in-Chief of the conservative newspaper, The Virginia Advocate, however, told Campus Reform that she understands the...
  • Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Still Has Capitol Hill Allies, but Support is Waning

    11/19/2012 3:22:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    US News ^ | 11/19/12 | Lauren Fox
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Still Has Capitol Hill Allies, but Support is WaningAs allegations mount, Illinois politicians are standing with Jackson -- for now By Lauren Fox November 19, 2012 **SNIP** Fellow Democratic Illinois Rep. Danny Davis says that while Jackson faces mounting problems, it's hard to believe his long-time friend would have engaged in such behavior. Jackson is accused of purchasing a $40,000 Rolex and redecorating his home with campaign finances. "If he were functioning not in an altered mental or emotional state, he would not have committed those acts," Davis says. "They don't seem like something that a...