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  • The 2011 LEOKA Report- Studying the Cop Killers

    11/26/2012 11:07:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    activeresponsetraining.net ^ | 23 November, 2012 | Greg Ellifritz
    The FBI recently released its annual Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted report. According to the FBI webpage: “The FBI publishes Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted each year to provide information about officers who were killed, feloniously or accidentally, and those officers who were assaulted while performing their duties.” I find the report to be a treasure trove of information about cop-killing violent criminals. It should be mandatory reading for every police officer. Armed citizens will also find the information useful as the criminals who prey on cops also regularly attack citizens in a similar manner. The report is...
  • Jeb Bush buzz grows over possible 2016 run

    11/26/2012 10:58:35 AM PST · by Arthurio · 107 replies
    <p>After a year in which Republicans had precious little for which to be thankful, perhaps it's not surprising that party leaders and the faithful spent a good chunk of the long Thanksgiving weekend obsessing instead over 2016 – specifically the possibility of a presidential run by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.</p>
  • Disagreeing with Obama can ruin Christmas, says White House report

    11/26/2012 10:51:48 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    Disagreeing with Obama can ruin Christmas, says White House report Posted By Neil Munro On 6:00 AM 11/26/2012 @ 6:00 AM In DC Exclusives - Original Any Republican refusal to accept President Barack Obama’s fiscal plan may ruin Christmas for the nation’s retailers, the White House claimed in a report released Monday morning. “The National Retail Federation is forecasting that holiday sales will grow 4.1 percent this year … [but] if Congress does not act on the President’s plan to extend tax cuts for the middle-class, it will be risking one of the key contributors to growth and jobs in...
  • Will The Peak Of The Solar Cycle In 2013 Produce Technology Crippling Solar Super Storms?

    11/26/2012 10:10:57 AM PST · by blam · 15 replies
    TAD ^ | 11-25-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Will The Peak Of The Solar Cycle In 2013 Produce Technology Crippling Solar Super Storms? By Michael Snyder November 25th, 2012 Our sun is becoming increasingly unstable, and most people have no idea the complete and utter devastation that a massive solar storm could potentially cause. A giant solar storm could potentially take out satellites, GPS systems, electrical grids, communication networks and pretty much anything else that runs on electricity or that relies upon electronics. And considering how dependent our society has become on technology, we are talking about an event that could possibly bring about the end of the...
  • Promises on Gun Control

    11/26/2012 9:48:03 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | November 26, 2012
    President Obama's fleeting mention of the need for stronger gun controls at a presidential debate last month was hardly the kind of forceful political statement needed to address the scourge of gun violence in this country. Even his tepid remark was considered by the nation's gun owners as a threat to take away their firearms. In what amounts to a buyers' panic, they are again ramping up gun and ammunition sales as they did four years ago, convinced that Mr. Obama intends a gun-control crackdown. Yet in his first term, Mr. Obama did nothing to cross the gun lobby, and...
  • Mayhem Alert: Eleven Reasons I Don’t Shop on Black Friday

    11/26/2012 9:47:17 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | November 24, 2012 | Clash Daily
    ‘Gang fight’ at Black Friday sale… Man Punched in Face Pulls Gun On Line-Cutting Shopper…Shots fired outside WALMART…Shoppers smash through door at URBAN OUTFITTERS…Customers run over in parking lot… [Scroll down -TSR]Woman busted after throwing merchandise…Thousands storm VICTORIA’S SECRET…VIDEO: Insane battle over phones… [Theme from "Superjail" started to run through my head as I watched this -TSR]Mayhem at Nebraska mall where 9 murdered in 2007…Shoplifter tries to mace security guards… [Scroll down -TSR]Men Steal Boy’s Shopping Bag Outside BED, BATH & BEYOND…
  • Yale may not recognize Christian fraternity

    11/26/2012 9:31:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    World On Campus ^ | 11/26/12 | Catherine Rogers
    A newly approved Christian fraternity at Yale University may be denied official recognition and student group funding because it plans to restrict membership to men who believe in Jesus. Just days after the leaders of Beta Upsilon Chi (BYX) announced the Yale chapter's formation, the student newspaper reported that the group "will have to change its membership rules if it intends to comply with Yale's anti-discrimination policies."
  • SCOTUS orders appeals court to hear Liberty University health care lawsuit

    11/26/2012 9:22:22 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 7 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 11/26/2012 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to examine the constitutionality of the health reform law’s employer requirements and mandatory coverage of contraceptives without a co-pay. The move could open the door for President Barack Obama’s health law to be back in front of the Supreme Court late next year. The Supreme Court responded to a request from Liberty University, one of the groups that sued over the health care law’s individual mandate in 2010. When the court ruled in June that the mandate was constitutional, it dismissed Liberty’s entire lawsuit. Over the summer, the...
  • Obama does a little Christmas shopping on "Small Business Saturday" [Vomit Bag Alert]

    11/26/2012 9:20:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    CBS ^ | November 26, 2012
    Hoping to encourage other Americans to participate in "Small Business Saturday" as an alternative to big chain-friendly Black Friday, President Obama today visited an Arlington, Va., bookstore to cross some items off his family's Christmas list. Accompanied by his daughters Sasha and Malia, the president journeyed across the river to One More Page Books, which the White House described as an "independent, neighborhood bookstore." After consulting his Blackberry for an apparent holiday wish list, he purchased 15 children's books before even browsing the store.
  • IBD and WSJ Editorials Make Morsi Power Grab-U.S. Praise Linkage the Rest of the Press Won't

    11/26/2012 8:59:46 AM PST · by chessplayer · 12 replies
    As has so often been the case for nearly four years, one needs to go to the editorial pages of the nation's two leading financial publications, the Wall Street Journal and Investor's Business Daily, to get to the truth behind news developments, especially the ones with potential to cast the Obama administration in a bad light. There may not be a better example of the press ignoring the obvious than the circumstances surrounding Mohammed Morsi's dictatorial power grab in Egypt. Morsi gained substantial perceived world standing when the U.S. government praised him lavishly (or is it slavishly?) for his involvement...
  • The NO Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,November 26,2012

    11/26/2012 8:52:59 AM PST · by Biggirl · 59 replies
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  • Near Tahrir, 3 women have clothes ripped off, chased by mob (Egypt)

    11/25/2012 4:38:48 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    bikyamasr.com ^ | 25 November 2012 | Joseph Mayton |
    CAIRO: An angry mob of around 300 men near Egypt’s Tahrir Square attacked and ripped three women’s clothes off and chased them near one of the field hospitals by the square. The state-run al-Ahram newspaper reported that the women, of an unknown age, had their clothes torn from their bodies by the mob, assaulted and were then chased near the frontlines of the ongoing clashes with police on Sunday early afternoon. The report said that protesters nearby who saw the incident intervened and rescued the women from further assault. On Friday, as tens of thousands converged on the main Egyptian...
  • Not enough pipelines, so crude sells at discount

    11/26/2012 8:31:04 AM PST · by thackney · 5 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 26, 2012 | Emily Pickrell
    A $21 price difference between crude oil in Midland and Cushing, Okla., is an all-time high, as oil production in the Permian Basin far outpaces the pipeline infrastructure to move it. The spot price for West Texas Intermediate crude was about $87 per barrel this week in Cushing – the delivery point at which the U.S. benchmark oil is priced – versus $65 per barrel in Midland. The two only differed by $3 in October, according to a Wells Fargo report. “If I produce a barrel of oil in the Permian, my ability to move it to market is restricted,”...
  • Justice Ginsburg: We Need An All-Female Supreme Court

    11/26/2012 8:30:05 AM PST · by chessplayer · 55 replies
    (CNSNews.com) – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says there will be enough women on the Supreme Court when all nine justices are female. “So now the perception is yes women are here to stay. And when I’m sometimes asked when will there be enough [women on the Supreme Court]? And I say when there are nine, people are shocked. But there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that,” she said.
  • Schools’ Tracking Devices Causes Controversy

    11/26/2012 8:20:53 AM PST · by pgkdan · 37 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | 11/25/12
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio school district’s website was hacked over the weekend to protest its policy requiring students to wear microchip-embedded cards tracking their every move on campus. A teenager purportedly working with the hacker group Anonymous said in an online statement that he took the site down because the Northside school district “is stripping away the privacy of students in your school.”
  • No Powerball winner sends jackpot to record $425 million

    11/26/2012 8:15:29 AM PST · by jakerobins · 57 replies
    <p>CNN) — No one hit the jackpot in the latest Powerball drawing, pushing the next prize of $425 million into the history books.</p> <p>The prize for Saturday night’s Powerball was $325 million — the fourth-largest in the game’s history.</p> <p>For the 15th consecutive time, no winners matched the numbers, which were 22, 32, 37, 44, 50 and Powerball 34.</p>
  • CNN poll: More Americans would blame Republicans if country went off fiscal cliff

    11/26/2012 8:13:29 AM PST · by Qbert · 92 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 26, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    A new CNN poll shows that more Americans would blame Republicans if the country went off the fiscal cliff rather than President Obama. 45 percent of those polled by CNN said they would blame Republicans more; 34 percent said they would blame Obama. But Republicans might have a political opportunity if they can convince Americans that President Obama is not working to cooperate with Republicans. According to CNN, nearly half say Obama is not doing enough to cooperate with the Republicans, although seven in ten want him to compromise with the GOP.
  • Premature Release Of Dallas Fed Data Shows Biggest Miss In 4 Months

    11/26/2012 7:43:52 AM PST · by Perdogg · 4 replies
    UPDATE: Release shows a plunge in Capacity Utilization and Production to their lowest in a year, Inventories surged to 3 month highs, Shipments dropped, Capex fell and Finished Goods dropped to its lowest in two years! It seems the Thanksgiving week has wreaked havoc with governmental timepieces. The Dallas Fed manufacturing headline data was just released 15 minutes early and has dropped back into negative territory with the largest miss in four months, due we are sure to Sandy in some way. Full details to follow...
  • The GOP's California Lesson (You want amnesty? Look at what's happening in the once Golden State)

    11/26/2012 7:38:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/26/2012 | Jared E. Peterson
    There's been much verbal hand wringing since the election about the Republican Party's alleged urgent need to modify its stance on amnesty -- this, it's argued, is the key to improving Republican showing among Hispanic voters (Romney got about 22% of the Hispanic vote). As but one of many recent examples, see James Doti's November 16, 2012, opinion piece in the Orange County Register, a normally sensible newspaper. Almost all this panicked chatter, Doti's included -- from both conservative commentators and Republican office holders -- is based on a willful refusal to see the obvious. Those who argue that the...
  • Learning to Love Simpson-Bowles (Let's look at the options we have)

    11/26/2012 7:28:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/26/2012 | Randall Hoven
    What should Republicans in Congress do right now about the "fiscal cliff"? Everyone has advice, almost none of which squares with reality. Republicans have only two levers of control: the House of Representatives and filibusters in the Senate. Consider the options. Option 1: Do nothing. If no new legislation gets passed we hit the so-called "fiscal cliff." That means all "Bush tax cuts" would expire, for rich and non-rich alike. It means other tax cuts and credits added under Obama (payroll tax cuts, child tax credits, etc.) would also expire. The Congressional Budget Office estimates all that at $4,532 billion...
  • An Anti-Semite Walks Into a Bar … Amnesty International U.K. official reprimanded after tweeting

    11/26/2012 7:28:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/26/12 | Adam Kredo
    A senior official with the human rights organization Amnesty International has been reprimanded for making an anti-Semitic joke about several British lawmakers. Kristyan Benedict, campaigns manager for Amnesty’s United Kingdom affiliate, drew widespread criticism from Jewish leaders and others after making an offensive joke about several British lawmakers who are Jewish. Benedict has a history of taking controversial stances against the Jewish state and once threatened to “smack” a pro-Israel writer on his “little bald head.” His most recent comments took aim at Jewish members of Parliament for their support of Israel during its most recent conflict with Palestinian terrorists...
  • Jamie Foxx: 'Our Lord and Savior Barack Obama'

    11/26/2012 7:25:58 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda
    newsbusters.org ^ | 11/26/2012 | By Noel Sheppard
    Jamie Foxx: 'Our Lord and Savior Barack Obama' Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx recently called Barack Obama "our lord and savior." This occurred at the previously recorded Soul Train Awards broadcast on BET Sunday (video follows with transcript and commentary): JAMIE FOXX: First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama. Barack Obama. Please also notice that this clip was used as a promo for the presentation by BET. I guess Obama really IS the messiah.
  • The Great American Mismatch. Plenty of Manufacturing jobs, too few people with the necessary skills

    11/26/2012 7:12:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/26/2012 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    In September, 238,000 American jobs went unfilled, despite employers’ best efforts. At the same time, unemployment was at 7.8 percent nationally. And believe it or not, this was no statistical oddity. The manufacturing sector has long had trouble finding skilled applicants for its jobs. Around 48 percent of manufacturing companies are looking to hire, according to the most recent report from ThomasNet, a company that helps connect producers and suppliers. But 67 percent of manufacturing companies see a moderate to severe shortage of skilled workers, and last year, as many as 600,000 jobs went unfilled, according to a report from...
  • Japan is the Next Shoe to Drop

    11/26/2012 7:09:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Sizemore Insights ^ | 11/26/2012 | Charles Lewis Sizemore, CFA
    The fiscal cliff has been getting most of the media attention these days. And when not fretting over U.S. political gridlock, investors have turned their attention to Europe.But the real crisis brewing—and the one that no one seems to notice—is in Japan. The land of the rising sun is a ticking time bomb, and when it finally blows up it will make all the talk of Eurozone disintegration seem petty by comparison.Japan is the most heavily-indebted nation in the world with government debts of over 220% of GDP and a gaping budget deficit of nearly 10% of GDP.To put that...
  • The Fiscal Cliff? Let's Rush Off Of It (The choice is recession now, or recession later)

    11/26/2012 7:06:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    RCM ^ | 11/26/2012 | Jeffrey Dorfman
    Washington, the media, and many economists are consumed by the looming fiscal cliff-a combination of tax increases and spending cuts that are set to occur on January 1. Many economists, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke among them, predict that if we go over the fiscal cliff the country will go into recession. I say let's do it. In fact, we should take more action to cut the deficit than the fiscal cliff will accomplish. The fiscal cliff would reduce the current federal deficit by less than one-third, still larger than any deficit ever run by a president not named Barack Obama....
  • Doubt of the benefit: Why increasing unemployment aid is prolonging the recession

    11/26/2012 7:04:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/26/2012 | CASEY B. MULLIGAN
    More families used food stamps this past Thanksgiving than ever in history, while Congress is pushing to extend benefits — again — for the longterm unemployed. But what if such aid isn’t helping us weather the recession, but instead prolonging it? The White House, and other believers in Keynesian policy refer to subsidies to the unemployed, poor and financially distressed as “automatic stabilizers” and insist that subsidies have a large positive effect on national income. Yet when the subsidy spigots were opened wide in 2008 and 2009, labor market activity contracted sharply, and stubbornly refuses to rebound. It is time...
  • Trying to Turn Obama Voters Into Tax Allies

    11/26/2012 6:51:18 AM PST · by Qbert · 6 replies
    NYT ^ | November 25, 2012 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    WASHINGTON — When Tea Party activists swamped town hall-style meetings about health care in the summer of 2009, President Obama’s army of campaign volunteers largely stayed away, seemingly less interested in fighting for legislation than they had been in electing the nation’s first African-American president. Now, Mr. Obama is seizing a second chance to keep his election-year supporters animated. With lawmakers scheduled to return to work on Monday to begin intense discussions before a looming fiscal deadline, Mr. Obama’s aides are trying to harness the passions that returned him to the White House, hoping to pressure Republicans in Congress to...
  • Egypt’s President Moves Toward Dictatorship (Surprised? Hardly!)

    11/26/2012 6:45:48 AM PST · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 11/26/2012 | James Phillips and Amy Payne
    Egypt remains in turmoil after its president decreed last Thursday that he was no longer subject to the laws of his country—giving himself power over the judiciary and other branches of government. Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi made his lunge for power shortly after helping to broker a fragile ceasefire in Gaza between Israel and Hamas, the extremist offshoot of his own Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood’s agenda includes imposing Sharia (Islamic law), curbing the rights of women and religious minorities, abandoning Egypt’s 1979 peace treaty with Israel, and advancing Islamist causes around the world. Reuters reports that about 370 people...
  • Call volume shuts down FBI’s firearm background checks, stops Maine sales on Black Friday

    11/26/2012 6:34:28 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    Banghor Daily News ^ | Nov 23, 2012 | Nok-Noi Ricker
    Call volume shuts down FBI’s firearm background checks, stops Maine sales on Black Friday By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff Posted Nov. 23, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. BREWER, Maine — Sometime early on Black Friday, the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, went down and stopped all gun sales, Bangor-area gun dealers said. High call volumes caused “intermittent outages” in the system, an FBI spokesman confirmed Friday afternoon. “It means we can’t sell no damn guns,” Rick Lozier, a manager at Van Raymond Outfitters in Brewer, said at about 1:15 p.m. “NICS is down, which means nobody is...
  • Oil and tradition try life together in far north Alaska

    11/26/2012 6:28:28 AM PST · by thackney · 5 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 26, 2012 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    BARROW, Alaska – Minutes after the hunters’ harpoon pierced the flesh of a bowhead whale, the call went out. By cellphone and radio, native Alaskans were beckoned to the beach. Dozens worked furiously in the dark to carve the 40-ton beast and distribute the meat before it could spoil. The resulting harvest in early October was stashed in cellars tunneled into the tundra. It will supply the delicacy muktuk for holiday celebrations and put food on the table of native Alaskans in far-flung villages for months to come. The ritual has been going on for centuries in this small town...
  • Newly elected Nashua representative Laughton a convicted felon

    11/26/2012 6:27:36 AM PST · by massmike · 21 replies
    nashuatelegraph.com ^ | 11/26/2012 | DANIELLE CURTIS
    Newly elected state representative Stacie Laughton, a Gate City Democrat, has been getting national attention since her win earlier this month, which made her the first openly transgender elected official in the state. But this weekend, that attention turned negative after a story in the Laconia Daily Sun revealed that Laughton served four months in jail in 2008 on felony charges of conspiracy to commit credit card fraud. According to information from the Laconia Daily Sun, Laughton was no stranger to Laconia police. In addition to the conspiracy to commit fraud charges, Laughton was charged with slashing the tires of...
  • Klein Gobbles Obama's Benghazi Talking Points 'Like Thanksgiving Turkey'

    11/26/2012 6:17:57 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    At the end of Joe Klein's stupefying defense of Susan Rice and the Obama admin's misinformation campaign on the Benghazi outrage on today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough asked Time's Klein whether President Obama had invited him to play golf, "because you are just gobbling up the talking points like Thanksgiving turkey." H/t NB reader Carmel. Here were some of Klein's astounding assertions: There are no unanswered questions about Benghazi. Ambassador Stevens had all the security he wanted. Rice's talking points were "absolutely accurate"--it was a spontaneous demonstration by extremists. Al qaeda was not involved in the attack. Not clear that...
  • Egypt minister says end of crisis 'imminent' [Barry's Arab Spring Disaster]

    11/26/2012 6:17:05 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    AP via SRN NEWS ^ | November 26, 2012
    Egypt's justice minister says a resolution is imminent to the political crisis stemming from the president's move to give himself sweeping new powers....
  • A plan to dodge the ‘fiscal cliff’

    11/26/2012 6:09:21 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    By Bob Corker, Published: November 25 The writer, a Republican senator from Tennessee, is a member of the Senate Banking Committee. In business I found that a challenging environment often produced our best opportunities. Perhaps that’s why I see the so-called “ fiscal cliff ” of year-end spending cuts and tax increases not as an impassable precipice but as our best opportunity to finally enact meaningful fiscal reform. I hear Washington watchers and people in the hallways of Congress saying there is not enough time to get this done this year. I disagree. The hard part has already been done. Over...
  • Jamie Foxx: Give Honor To God And Lord & Savior Barack Obama

    11/26/2012 6:07:06 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 71 replies
    Jamie Foxx: Give Honor To God And Lord & Savior Barack Obama http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8MM61ry4hk&feature=youtube_gdata_player
  • Jamie Foxx: 'Our Lord and Savior Barack Obama' (Video)

    11/26/2012 6:05:27 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/26/2012 | oel Sheppard
    Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx recently called Barack Obama "our lord and savior." This occurred at the previously recorded Soul Train Awards broadcast on BET Sunday (video follows with transcript and commentary):Video Link JAMIE FOXX: First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama. Barack Obama. Please also notice that this clip was used as a preview for the presentation by BET.
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,November 26-30,2012

    11/26/2012 6:05:22 AM PST · by Biggirl
    http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/ ^ | November 26-30,2012 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Da ily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000...
  • The sweet life of Bakery Union officials

    11/26/2012 6:03:45 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 11 replies
    Soon to be or newly jobless Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union members who work(ed) at Twinkie and Ding Dong maker Hostess Baking are contemplating a bleak Christmas that not even a trip to low cost, non union WalMart can alleviate.   However the Bakery Workers' union's officials are quite comfortable thank you very much.  Yes, it is true that Hostess had been in financial difficulties for a number of years as union president Frank Hurt stated.  
  • Sweeping outdoor bill under fire over lead ammo

    11/26/2012 6:02:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | 25 November, 2012 | Juliet Eilperin
    WASHINGTON — Making life better for fish and wildlife and the people who hunt them lies at the heart of the Sportsmen's Act of 2012, the bill that covers everything from habitat conservation to transporting bows through national parks, which is likely to be approved by the Senate on Monday. But though the bill enjoys broad, bipartisan support, some environmentalists are not happy with it. The bill ensures that lead can continue to be used in ammunition, which they say poisons some wildlife, and it specifically says that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cannot regulate components "used in shot, bullets...
  • Pressure Grows on Egyptian Leader After Judicial Decree

    11/26/2012 5:58:42 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 1 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 11/25/2012 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    It is the most acute test to date of the ability and willingness of Mr. Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected president and a former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, to engage in the kind of give and take that democratic government requires. But he also must contend with real doubts about the willingness of his anti-Islamist opponents to join him in compromise. Each side is mired in deep suspicion of the other, a legacy of the decades when the Brotherhood survived here only as an insular secret society, demonized as dangerous radicals by most of the Egyptian elite. “There is...
  • Harrington’s campaign against Wasserman Schultz fleeced small donors

    11/26/2012 5:57:05 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 4 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | November 26, 2012 | Jack Furnari
    Rank-and-file Republicans from all over the country wanted to get rid of Debbie Wasserman Schultz so badly, they were ripe for manipulation. And manipulated they were. The Karen Harrington campaign released the results of an Oct. 1-2 poll that reportedly showed Harrington only 4.5 percentage points behind Wasserman Schultz. It was breathlessly headlined, “Karen Harrington Releases Poll Results, Wasserman Schultz In Jeopardy of Losing.” Thirty-three days after the poll’s release, Harrington received just 36 percent of the vote, getting crushed by Wasserman Schultz’s 63 percent total. That’s a 27-point loss. A laugher for the Democrats. Custer at Little Big Horn....
  • S.E. RUCKMAN: Open Carry a fact for Oklahoma, but not Indian Country(barf alert)

    11/26/2012 5:42:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    nativetimes.com ^ | 26 November, 2012 | S.E. RUCKMAN
    At midnight of the first day of the eleventh month, a different day dawned in Oklahoma. A new law went into effect that will undoubtedly change a few things around here. The “Open Carry” statute allows gun holders (who are trained and licensed) to publicly carry their guns. Make no mistake it signals a return to a time when this kind of gun-toting dress was de rigueur. Advocates of this law cite that openly carrying (and swaggering) with the weight of one’s gun is the hip and trendy thing to do among states. One news source cites that 14 other...
  • U.S. Set for Fracking Bonanza, says Historian Ferguson (A New Golden Age For America)

    11/26/2012 5:41:58 AM PST · by lbryce · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | November 23, 2012 | Andrew Stevens
    If there's been one consistent thread running through the U.S. economic story since 2008, it's been the steady drumbeat of gloom. Outright recession or sub-standard growth, stubbornly high unemployment and fiscal crises have been the topics du jour when it comes to the world's biggest economy. But now an unlikely champion for U.S. growth under the Obama administration has emerged -- a former adviser to a Republican Party presidential candidate and Harvard history professor, Niall Ferguson, who says America could actually be heading toward a new economic "golden age." And it has nothing to do with Washington and everything...
  • On a wing and a prayer: Parishioners vow to fight to end for churches

    11/26/2012 5:41:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11-26-12 | Richard Greim
    Defiant parishioners waging tireless vigils for the churches they love — now eight years and running — are being warned by their archdiocese that the end is near, but they still vow to fight on. “We paid for this church,” said Maryellen Rogers, a parishioner at St. Francis X. Cabrini in Scituate. “We built it. The archdiocese took out a mortgage in the 1970s we paid off. And we believe we are the rightful owners of this church.” But the Archdiocese of Boston has signaled the rogue worshippers are testing the goodwill of the hierarchy. “The cardinal’s been patient,” archdiocese...
  • The Coming Sharia State of Egypt

    11/26/2012 5:38:47 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 26, 2012 | Theodore Shoebat
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - The Coming Sharia State of EgyptPosted By Theodore Shoebat On November 26, 2012 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments Egypt has now a modern pharaoh, named Muhammad Morsi, and with him as the sole ruler, the country will ultimately become an official Sharia state. Sharia is already enforced to some degree, but now that the Muslim Brotherhood is expanding its power, it will implement the edicts of its constitution, the Koran, to is fullest capacity.This is was foreshadowed months ago when counter-revolutionaries were crucified in front of the presidential palace, since...
  • GOP MUST STAY THE COURSE

    11/26/2012 5:35:52 AM PST · by shortstop · 19 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 11/26/12 | Bob Lonsberry
    It has been interesting, since the election, to see Republicans scramble and equivocate. Folks who seemed to be standing shoulder to shoulder before the election have turned their fire on one another and it seems almost to be a competition to disavow what until recently seemed to be bedrock Republican principles. First the Republicans lost the election, then they lost their nerve. No sooner had the votes been counted than the fingers started pointing. Republicans turned on one another and on the campaign they had waged, calling people extremists and policies outdated. According to any number of Republican Monday-morning quarterbacks,...
  • How the World Saved Hamas 20 Years Ago

    11/26/2012 5:31:35 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 26, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - How the World Saved Hamas 20 Years AgoPosted By Daniel Greenfield On November 26, 2012 @ 12:52 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments The conclusion of IsraelÂ’s campaign against Hamas, complete with an enforced ceasefire and a victory for the Islamic terrorist group, should come as no surprise at all. Long before the blockade of Gaza, the terrorist groupÂ’s greatest weapon was the sympathy of the world.Twenty years ago, on December 1992, Israeli forces responded to Hamas atrocities by arresting over a thousand Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists and deporting 415 of them...
  • White House: Threat of tax hikes could hurt holiday shopping (Bush tax cuts ok for now)

    11/26/2012 5:26:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/26/12 | Justin Sink
    White House: Threat of tax hikes could hurt holiday shoppingBy Justin Sink - 11/26/12 06:00 AM ET The White House released a report Monday arguing that a failure to extend tax cuts for middle class families could have a negative impact on the economy which outweighs the gains from traditional Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday sales. According to the report, reverting back to pre-Bush era tax rates would reduce consumer spending some $200 billion — four times the amount holiday shoppers spent on Black Friday weekend in 2011. "As we approach the holiday season, which accounts for close to...
  • Natural-Gas Boom's Flip Side {Abundance Aids Consumers and Industry, but ... States Feel Tax Hit}

    11/26/2012 5:15:40 AM PST · by thackney · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 25, 2012 | KRIS MAHER and DANIEL GILBERT
    The boom in U.S. natural-gas production has driven economic growth across much of the country, but not everyone is a winner, including this rural town in Appalachia, rich in natural gas and coal. A glut of natural gas has pushed prices lower for both gas and coal, which compete to supply electricity. This has lowered energy costs for homes and businesses, given a crucial competitive advantage to manufacturers that use natural gas as a raw material, and created jobs in other industries, like steelmaking, trucking and construction that make products and supply services to drillers. But lower prices for coal...
  • Sandy washed away job market gains

    11/26/2012 5:07:03 AM PST · by John W · 21 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | November 25, 2012 | John W. Schoen
    It takes a lot to knock the U.S. economy off course. One month after being clobbered by the largest storm ever recorded in the North Atlantic, it’s becoming a little clearer just how big an economic impact Superstorm Sandy is having. As the cleanup of visible damage continues around his office in lower Manhattan, Brian Drum is tallying up the damage to the job market. “Hiring has slowed down tremendously – it’s almost like it’s come to a halt,” said Brian Drum, CEO of Drum Associates, an executive recruiting firm. “The jobs seem to be open, and the inventory seems...