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  • What Price ‘Fairness’? (Will an even more progressive tax code solve our debt problems?)

    11/20/2012 7:03:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/20/2012 | Mona Charen
    Realistic Republicans understand that President Obama and the Democrats head into fiscal-cliff negotiations in a far stronger bargaining position now than in 2011. When voters were asked on November 6 whether they favored raising taxes to reduce the deficit, a total of 60 percent said yes (47 percent favored increasing taxes for those who earn $250,000 or more, and 13 percent approved tax increases for all). So taxes will be going up. As a matter of political strategy — not to say survival — Republicans will have to agree to raise taxes on those defined as rich. It’s more than...
  • Revenge of the Mediterranean Man. They are on the march in Europe and North America.

    11/20/2012 7:01:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/20/2012 | Michael Know Beran
    In antiquity the Mediterranean peoples despised the yokels of northern Europe. The “masters of the fairest and most wealthy climates of the globe,” Gibbon says, “turned with contempt from gloomy hills assailed by the winter tempest, from lakes concealed in a blue mist, and from cold and lonely heaths, over which the deer of the forest were chased by a troop of naked barbarians.” The barbarians avenged this contempt when, coming down from the northern forests, they sacked the Mediterranean cities. Yet the northern man — whether Goth, Visigoth, or Vandal — was willing to learn from the Mediterranean man...
  • Santa Claus takes photos with families, guns

    11/20/2012 6:57:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (KABC) -- Families in Scottsdale, Arizona have the opportunity to take holiday portraits with Santa Claus and a machine gun. Every year, the Scottsdale Gun Club hosts a photo opportunity, including Saint Nick and some serious fire power. Rory Collins and his wife Kaprice Collins posed with a machine gun for a family photo with their 2-year-old twin boys.
  • The Latest Taxpayer Housing Bust. With the election over, we now learn that the FHA is insolvent.

    11/20/2012 6:56:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/20/2012 | The editors
    Vindication is overrated, especially in a losing cause, so it brings no satisfaction to have predicted that the Federal Housing Administration would sooner or later threaten taxpayers. That day has arrived. Safely past the election, the feds announced Friday that the FHA's liabilities exceed its assets by at least $16.3 billion—and the gap could reach $93.7 billion in the worst case. Yet it's worth recalling that when we warned about FHA's troubles in September 2009, we got an accounting lecture from HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and a letter from FHA Commissioner at the time, David Stevens, that we were "just...
  • Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan accuses Israel of ethnic cleansing

    11/20/2012 6:55:47 AM PST · by Qbert · 15 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | November 20th, 2012 | The Right Scoop
    When will the Obama administration stand up and defend Israel against these outrageous claims by Turkey? I think the death toll from the many air strikes is only around 100 and most of them are terrorists. How in the world is that ethnic cleansing? It’s a stupid claim on its face and it deserves a rebuke from Obama. But I won’t hold my breath, especially considering his ‘leading from behind’ diplomacy. AL-ARABIA – AFP reported Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday condemning Israel of “ethnic cleansing” towards Palestinians. “Israel is committing ethnic cleansing by ignoring peace in this...
  • How Liberal leaders flunk math. They Fail to grasp human response to heavy taxes

    11/20/2012 6:54:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/20/2012 | Richard Rahn
    Dennis Van Roekel, president of the largest teachers union, the National Education Association, failed fifth-grade math last week. The question he failed is: If X (government spending) is growing faster than A (government tax revenue) plus B (new revenue from higher tax rates on “the rich”), when will A plus B equal X? President Obama met with leaders of left-leaning organizations, including Mr. Van Roekel, to discuss the “fiscal cliff.” After the meeting, Mr. Van Roekel appeared on Neil Cavuto’s Fox News show to discuss the budget deficit. Mr. Van Roekel told Mr. Cavuto that he had recommended taxing the...
  • Morning Joe Rips 'Old White Guy' Republicans For Going After 'Younger Woman-of-Color' Rice

    11/20/2012 6:50:52 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    From Joe Scarborough to John Heilemann, Katty Kay to Mark Halperin to Willie Geist, it was unanimous on today's Morning Joe. Whatever the substance, whatever the policy, Republicans would be making a massive political mistake by opposing the possible nomination of Susan Rice as Secretary of State. Summed up Scarborough the MJ zeitgeist: "do a bunch of old white guys want to make their first big battle, post-election, a battle going up against a younger woman of color?" View the video here.
  • Government Website For Immigrants: Come To America And Take Advantage Of Our Free Stuff

    11/20/2012 6:42:18 AM PST · by blam · 5 replies
    The American Dream ^ | 11-19-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Government Website For Immigrants: Come To America And Take Advantage Of Our Free Stuff By Michael Snyder November 19th, 2012 A website run by the federal government (“WelcomeToUSA.gov“) encourages new immigrants to the United States to apply for welfare benefits. This website is run by the Department of Homeland Security and it says that it “is the U.S. Government’s official web portal for new immigrants.” So your tax dollars were used to build and maintain a website that teaches immigrants how to come into this country and sponge a living off of federal welfare programs paid for by your tax...
  • Wal-Mart files legal complaint against growing protests ahead of Black Friday

    11/20/2012 6:41:05 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 20, 2012 | Fox News
    Wal-Mart is taking legal action against its organized labor opponents, filing an unfair labor practice charge over widespread protests at its stores across the country — as well as rallies planned for Black Friday, considered the biggest shopping day of the year. The company filed a complaint on Friday against the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, claiming the labor union — one of the nation's largest — has unlawfully disrupted business by staging protests at Wal-Mart's stores and warehouses around the country over the past six months. The retail giant, which has roughly 1.3 million U.S. workers, is...
  • Detective in George Zimmerman case turns to Jose Baez for legal help(FL)

    11/20/2012 6:35:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    miamiherald.com ^ | 19 November, 2012 | Frances Robles
    The lead detective in the George Zimmerman murder trial has hired famed lawyer Jose Baez to represent him as he maneuvers the next steps of the contentious, high-profile case, The Miami Herald has learned. Chris Serino, a former Sanford police major-crimes investigator, became a controversial figure when evidence revealed he had quietly filed an arrest affidavit a few weeks after the shooting death of Miami Gardens teenager Trayvon Martin, even as his chief publicly said there wasn’t enough evidence to make a case. A letter was sent last week by Baez to Dean Ringer Morton & Lawton, the law firm...
  • MSNBC Did No Negative Stories About Obama or Positive Ones About Romney Last Week of Campaign

    11/20/2012 6:32:29 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    news busters ^ | November 19, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    This is all Americans need to know about just how disgraceful a "news network" MSNBC is. A new study just released by the Pew Research Center found that in the final week of the just-ended presidential campaign, the "Lean Forward" network did absolutely no negative stories about President Obama or positive ones about Mitt Romney. MSNBC's coverage of Romney during the final week (68% negative with no positive stories in the sample), was far more negative than the overall press, and even more negative than it had been during October 1 to 28 when 5% was positive and 57% was...
  • How Israel's Iron Dome Missile Protection System Works (video)

    11/20/2012 6:25:33 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
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  • Flying Camera From Animal Rights Group Shot Down at Pigeon Shoot

    11/19/2012 1:43:27 PM PST · by Larry R. Johnson · 119 replies
    NBC 10 Philadelphia ^ | 11/19/2012 | David Chang
    Police are investigating an incident at a Berks County hunting club in which someone on the hunting grounds allegedly targeted a mechanical flying object rather than a living and breathing one.
  • MSNBC's Bias Against Mitt Romney Was Astonishing

    11/20/2012 6:20:48 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-19-2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    MSNBC's Bias Against Mitt Romney Was Astonishing Brett LoGiuratoNov. 19, 2012, 5:46 PM No one really expects MSNBC's coverage to put a positive spin on Republicans — but in the final week of the 2012 presidential campaign, the network's coverage toward presidential nominee Mitt Romney skewed entirely negative. According to a new study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, MSNBC provided no "positive" coverage of Romney during the campaign's final week. Here's a look at the chart of polarization: By comparison, 57 percent of MSNBC's coverage toward Romney was negative during the first three weeks of...
  • Rocket Hits Gush Etzion

    11/20/2012 5:53:38 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/11/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    A rocket exploded in an open area near an Arab village in Gush Etzion around 2:15 p.m. as sirens wailed in Jerusalem during another barrage of rockets and missiles unleashed by Hamas. The missile exploded in an open area, and no one was injured. Minutes before the sirens rang out, an AFP correspondent in Gaza City reported hearing the loud report of an outgoing rocket. The attack was claimed by Hamas's armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, which said it had fired "an M75 rocket at the occupied city of Jerusalem." United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who spent the...
  • ‘Reopen Sesame sex suit’: Accuser wants to undo Elmo deal

    11/20/2012 5:52:22 AM PST · by gridlock · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/20/12 | David K. Li
    The man who accused Elmo’s puppeteer of sexual misconduct reportedly wants to recant his recantation. Sheldon Stephens, 24, last week withdrew sensational claims that, as an underage teen, he had a wild fling with Kevin Clash, the voice behind the beloved Muppet Elmo. Now Stephens is interviewing lawyers in hopes of ripping up the $125,000 deal he reached with Clash, 52, to deny there was any illegal sex, according to TMZ. (snip)
  • Bill Advances to Stop EPA from Regulating Your Ammunition

    11/20/2012 5:43:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 November, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- When Congress reconvened this week, one of the first items the U.S. Senate voted on was S. 3525, “The Sportsmen’s Act of 2012.” As we reported last week, S. 3525 is an essential piece of legislation focused on the expansion and enhancement of hunting, recreational fishing and shooting on federal public land. But it’s more than that. Of critical importance is the fact that, in addition to promoting land access, S. 3525 would amend the “Toxic Substances Control Act” to prevent this and future administrations from using the Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate the right of hunters,...
  • 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...