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  • Holiday Miracle as Man Awakes From Monthlong Coma

    11/24/2012 9:58:49 AM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 24, 2012
    Jennifer Abbey Nov 24, 2012 Doctors told Benjamin Pessah’s family he might not live after he was shot in the head. But after waking from an almost month-long coma, Pessah said his first words and took his first steps just in time for Thanksgiving. Pessah, of Burlingame, Calif., was walking home from a Halloween party in San Francisco Oct. 28 with two friends and his girlfriend when a stranger came up and touched his girlfriend inappropriately. Pessah, 21, stepped in to protect her when the man pulled out a gun and shot him in the head. “It was pretty bizarre...
  • THE CASE OF THE MISSING VOTERS (SOME THOUGHTS)

    11/24/2012 9:28:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Powerline ^ | 11/24/2012 | Scott Johnson
    In the new issue of the Weekly Standard Jay Cost undertakes a retrospective on what happened in the election just passed. Cost detects a mystery. It’s the case of the missing voters: ******** In 2008, some 131.5 million Americans went to the polls; while the votes are still being tallied, this time around there probably were between 127 and 130 million votes cast. Most of the decline came from white voters; in fact, between 6 and 9 million white voters went missing this year, relative to 2008. It is a reasonable guess that the number of white votes in 2004...
  • Walmart says Black Friday "best ever" despite walk-out threat

    11/24/2012 9:21:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    WSFA ^ | 11/23/12 | John Shryock
    Walmart says Black Friday "best ever" despite walk-out threatBy John Shryock Updated: Nov 23, 2012 1:23 PM EST **SNIP** Threats to derail the company's plans came from the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) which seeks to unionize Walmart's workforce. Walmart has fought such efforts to unionize for years. Last week, the company filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board to stop the UFCW's attempts to encourage employee walk-outs. "Only 26 protests occurred at stores last night and many of them did not include any Walmart associates," Walmart President and CEO Bill Simon said. "We...
  • POLITICAL SUICIDE, ANYONE? (IT WAS NOT THE HISPANIC VOTE THAT DEFEATED ROMNEY)

    11/24/2012 8:53:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Powerline ^ | 11/24/2012 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    In an article referenced by Scott earlier today, Byron York shows that Mitt Romney did not lose the election because of his failure to win the Hispanic vote. Romnwy would have lost in Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin, Iowa, and New Hampshire even if he had gained a large portion of the Hispanic votes in these key battleground states.York also demonstrates that, as we have argued, Hispanics are not a natural Republican constituency. If anything, they are natural Democrats for reasons unrelated to the immigration issue. Exit poll information suggests that Hispanics based their votes on a number of issues beyond...
  • A Physician’s New Reality: Patients Ask Me to Break the Law

    11/24/2012 8:49:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/24/2012 | Dr. Peter Weiss
    Obama won, Obamacare is the law, and, as my wife says, I will just have to learn to dance to a new song. Now, don’t get me wrong, Obamacare is awful. Forget all the “free stuff” it provides. Children covered on their parents’ plan until 26 years of age? A scam, making young adults — excuse me, children — pay for complete, comprehensive health insurance when all they need and should pay for is major catastrophe insurance. Then there is the “annual ” or “preventative” exam, which according to Obamacare is “free.” You gotta love this stuff. I wish I...
  • Professor: Thanksgiving Is A ‘White Supremacist Holiday’

    11/24/2012 8:30:53 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 90 replies
    Professor: Thanksgiving Is A ‘White Supremacist Holiday’ Forget all that turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, today should be a day of fasting and atonement for American “sin.” That’s according to Robert Jensen, a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Jensen, known for his hard-left politics, also calls Thanksgiving a “white-supremacist holiday.” Jensen’s opinion piece “No Thanks for Thanksgiving,” appeared on the far-left, Soros-connected website Alternet on Thanksgiving eve. In it, he wrote how Native Americans suffered because of the “European invasion of the Americas.” He went on to compare the Founding Fathers to Nazi Germany. “How does...
  • Hamas: Ending arms smuggling not part of truce

    11/24/2012 8:08:15 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 9 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/24/2012 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    The Egyptian-brokered cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas does not call for stopping the flow of weapons into the Gaza Strip, a top Hamas leader announced Saturday. Ezat Risheq, member of the Hamas "political bureau," said that reports claiming that the agreement calls for an end to the smuggling of weapons were untrue. Risheq was commenting on reports that claimed that special US army units would be deployed along the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt to stop the flow of weapons to Hamas and other armed Palestinian groups. The Hamas official claimed that Israel was behind the reports...
  • Hector Camacho, 50, Boxer Who Lived Dangerously, Dies

    11/24/2012 7:41:04 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    ny times ^ | 11-24-12 | bruce weber
    Hector Camacho, a boxer known for his lightning-quick hands and flamboyant personality who emerged from a delinquent childhood in New York’s Spanish Harlem to become a world champion in three weight classes, died on Saturday in San Juan, P.R., after being shot while sitting in a parked car. He was 50.
  • Lawmaker to push bill allowing guns at work

    11/24/2012 7:11:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    cbs42.com ^ | 23 November, 2012 | AP
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama lawmaker is again pushing legislation that would let employees take handguns to work. The Montgomery Advertiser reported Friday that state Sen. Roger Bedford, D-Russellville, said the bill is aimed at increasing personal safety.
  • Egypt's 'Islamist Coup'

    11/24/2012 7:09:42 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 11/24/2012 | Rick Moran
    Mr. Morsi says his diktat will merely last as long as it takes the country to adopt a new constitution, which is what authoritarians always say. They claim to be a necessary step on the way to democracy, but democracy never arrives. Mr. Morsi's rationalization is that he must have this power to "protect the revolution," as if the demonstrators who deposed Hosni Mubarak in 2011 merely wanted another Mubarak with a beard and prayer rug. Mr. Morsi is claiming more power than Mr. Mubarak ever had. Egyptians took to the street on Friday in protest, sometimes violently, and nearly...
  • ABC Calls Black Friday An 'Orgy Of Capitalism'

    11/24/2012 7:07:14 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's enough to make an MSMer nostalgic for the good old days of the Soviet Union, when the masses didn't stampede into stores because there was little of interest to buy and little money to buy it with, and the good stuff was reserved for the ruling elites at special shops. Here's how ABC's Dan Harris opened today's Good Morning America: "This morning, Black and Blue Friday. America's annual orgy of capitalism gets dicey." Capitalism? Really? Is that the problem? View the video here.
  • Rifle-Toting Terrorists Called Major Threat to U.S. Power Grid

    11/24/2012 6:58:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 36 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 23 November, 2012 | Brian Wingfield
  • Veterans: Thinking of Running for Office?

    11/24/2012 6:28:49 AM PST · by Bill Russell · 8 replies
    www.williamrussell.net ^ | 11/24/2012 | William Russell
    If you are thinking of running for office, this page is for you. This is where I share some of my experiences in a congressional campaign which drew national attention. I will be as informative as possible for those who are weighing a political run, especially those coming from military service. I will add topics as I craft them. For now, KNOW WHY YOU ARE RUNNING If you are thinking of running for office, the most important part of that decision is the “why” of what you are doing. Make sure your reasons are clear and unambiguous. It is hard...
  • Destruction of badges labeled ‘juvenile act’ by ATF whistleblower(fast and furious)

    11/24/2012 6:45:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 23 November, 2012 | David Codrea
    Posting an attachment responding to a Freedom of Information Act request yesterday on the Clean Up ATF website forum, Special Agent Vince Cefalu related how badges he’d turned in while on medical disability reassignment in 2006 were discovered to be intentionally defaced when he resumed his law enforcement duties the next year. “The face of each badge … exhibit multiple toolmarks produced by the scraping action of a hand tool, ATF’s Firearms and Toolmark Section Chief wrote in a September 27, 2007 laboratory report. “One possible toolmark source could be the blade of a standard screwdriver.” Cefalu is the whistleblower...
  • It’s beginning to look a lot like chaos

    11/24/2012 6:37:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 23 November, 2012 | Dave Workman
    While there will be the typical reports of “Black Friday” shopping surges on Seattle, Spokane and Portland news broadcasts, it’s not likely anyone will trump the tale out of San Antonio Friday morning, where an armed shopper discouraged a line-jumping thug who pushed and punched his way into a store. According to the NBC affiliate in Dallas, the unidentified shopper in San Antonio will not be charged after drawing his legally-carried handgun. He had just been punched in the face, and other shoppers at a Sears store were pushed and otherwise harassed by the line-jumper. When the gun came out,...
  • Wealthy Singapore ranks as world's most stoic nation

    11/24/2012 6:31:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/23/2012 | Elizabeth Yuan
    The most emotionless society is Singapore's despite its reputation for being among the world's richest, a new survey has revealed. Gallup looked at 150 countries where about 1,000 residents were asked whether they experienced five positive and five negative emotions a lot during the course of a day. The results were based on interviews taken over a three-year period. Questions included whether people felt well-rested or enjoyment, smiled and laughed or felt worry, sadness, stress or anger. The 36% in Singapore who reported feeling anything is the lowest in the world, the Washington-based research and analytics organization found. This figure...
  • From the most accurate pollster of 2012: Pennsylvania Could Be a Path Forward for G.O.P.

    11/24/2012 6:29:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/24/2012 | Nate Silver
    The last ballots in the presidential election were cast more than two weeks ago. But votes in 37 states, and the District of Columbia, are still being counted, with the results yet to be officially certified. President Obama’s national margin over Mitt Romney has increased as additional ballots have been added to the tally. According to the terrific spreadsheet maintained by David Wasserman of the Cook Political Report, Mr. Obama now leads Mr. Romney by 3.3 percentage points nationally, up from 2.5 percentage points in the count just after the election. Turnout has grown to about 127 million voters, down...
  • Reid faces task of mending fences with GOP after campaign attacks

    11/24/2012 5:57:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/24/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Reid faces task of mending fences with GOP after campaign attacksBy Alexander Bolton - 11/24/12 06:00 AM ET Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) infuriated Republicans during the campaign with his harsh partisan attacks and now faces the delicate task of mending his relationship with the GOP. Some Republicans say Reid poisoned his relationship with their party by waging controversial attacks against GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. They were most angered by Reid’s charge that Romney had not paid taxes in ten years, attributing the information to an anonymous source. "I do think he lost more credibility with Republicans because...
  • Will Early Education Force The Daycare Business To Close its Doors?

    11/24/2012 5:55:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/24/2012 | Jamie Hope
    As I discussed in my previous article "'Early Education or Early Indoctrination" our educational curricula could soon come under the control of the United Nations. The United States government supports their attempts at globalizing our American education system and indoctrinating our children in an early education program (0-5 years of age). But attempts to place our children in school from birth are being deterred small business: the daycare industry. Parents currently have the option of either putting their children in an "early education" school focus from birth until kindergarten or an in-home day care or center. But that too might...
  • Op-Ed: Humans evolving into bigger idiots? Stanford professor thinks so

    11/24/2012 5:54:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | November 21, 2012 | Paul Wallis
    Yep, evolution is a two way street. With a bit of effort you can evolve to get dumber in every generation. Prof. Gerald Crabtree, a geneticist seems pretty convinced that Homo Sap is long gone in that direction.