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  • Solar firm that got $26M in Miss. loans is closing

    11/30/2012 5:57:15 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 14 replies
    WLOX 13 ^ | November 29, 2012
    <p>JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi taxpayers may have only an empty Senatobia building and some solar panel equipment to show for nearly $26 million in loans provided to Twin Creeks Technologies.</p> <p>The California-based solar technology firm is liquidating, and a company that bought Twin Creeks' assets does not intend to take over its agreement with Mississippi. The contract called for Twin Creeks to invest at least $132 million and create at least 500 jobs.</p>
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-30-12

    11/30/2012 5:41:15 PM PST · by dynachrome · 7 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 11-30-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • [Arkansas Republican Tim] Griffin named to Ways and Means Committee

    11/30/2012 5:33:20 PM PST · by AuH2ORepublican · 21 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | November 30, 2012 | Andrew DeMillo
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Rep. Tim Griffin, an Arkansas Republican, was named Friday to the powerful U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, a move that he says rules out a run for governor or the Senate in 2014. The panel announced that Griffin, who represents central Arkansas' 2nd District, was among four new Republican members. It is the chief tax-writing committee and members are not allowed to serve on other committees unless they receive a waiver from congressional leaders. Griffin is the first congressman from Arkansas to serve on the panel since 1992 and the first Republican from the...
  • Rand Paul to Visit Israel Next Month

    11/30/2012 5:12:06 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 7 replies
    Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | November 30, 2012 | David Brody
    Brody File Exclusive: Rand Paul to Visit Israel Next Month The Brody File just got an exclusive tip about an important trip Sen. Rand Paul is planning to the Middle East. A top advisor to Rand Paul tells us that the senator will travel to Israel and Jordan for the first time to meet with leaders on all sides of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. The trip will be privately funded, and The Brody File has learned that Sen. Paul will be accompanied by Christian and Jewish leaders. The trip is planned for January. They will tour all of the major historical...
  • Interview Lindz Sangalli Mrs. Conservative US 2012 on the Conscience of Kansas radio program

    11/30/2012 4:57:07 PM PST · by 1pitech · 2 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 11-30-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    Interview Lindz Sangalli Mrs Conservative US 2012 on the Conscience of Kansas radio program with host Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson. KRMR The Patriot 105.7FM.
  • Krauthammer To Bill Kristol: You're "Turning Into A Socialist"

    11/30/2012 4:56:07 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 77 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 30, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    Syndicated columnist and FOX News contributor Charles Krauthammer, in his trademark deadpan way, tells Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol he is turning into a socialist.
  • Wyo. lawmakers consider silencers on hunting guns

    11/30/2012 4:50:25 PM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    timesunion.com ^ | 29 November, 2012 | BEN NEARY
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers will decide in coming months whether to follow a growing national trend and allow the use of silencers on hunting guns.
  • HIV On-The-Rise News Collection, November 30, 2012

    11/30/2012 4:46:03 PM PST · by Wuli · 29 replies
    Multiple Sources | November 30, 2012 | Multiple Authors
    All at once, various reports from around the world on a rise in HIV cases: Highest-ever HIV diagnoses in gay men (UK): http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2964493/posts EDITORIAL - HIV on the rise (Philippines) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2964491/posts 'HIV cases on rise among gays, transgenders' (India) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2964487/posts HIV on the rise in Tasmania http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2964484/posts Homosexuals leading to rise in HIV cases, says China http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2964483/posts HIV on the rise in financially troubled Greece http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2964479/posts Russia reports 12% rise in HIV - 200 new cases a day http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2964525/posts
  • Democratic Rep: Amend Constitution To Allow Control Of Speech

    11/30/2012 4:44:04 PM PST · by MissesBush · 51 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | 11/30/12
    ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) - A Democratic representative is calling for an amendment to the United States Constitution that would allow for some legislative restriction of freedom of speech. “We need a constitutional amendment that would allow the legislature to control the so-called free speech rights of corporations,” Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) was quoted as saying by CNS News. He reportedly made these comments while speaking at the Annesbrooks HOA candidate Forum held last month. In a video obtained by the website, Johnson asserts that “corporations control … patterns of thinking.” “They control the media. They control the messages that you...
  • Feds: $100,000 To Teach Teen Girls 'Condom Negotiation'

    11/30/2012 4:29:18 PM PST · by drewh · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 29, 2012 at 2:00 | Paul Bedard
    The administration is funding a $100,000 study of pregnant and "at-risk" 14-17-year-old girls on probation in Houston, Texas, to determine ways to help them choose safer lifestyles and avoid pregnancy, including better "condom negotiation" tactics. The National Institutes of Health, part of the Health and Human Services Department, is providing a University of Houston researcher the money because of the lack of study of female teen juveniles in trouble with the law. The school said the study, "Choices - Teen: A Bundled Risk Reduction Intervention for Juvenile Justice Females," will include 30 at-risk girls, ages 14-17, on intensive probation with...
  • Suzanne Venker: The War On Men

    11/30/2012 4:17:23 PM PST · by drewh · 116 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published November 26, 2012
    Believe it or not, modern women want to get married. Trouble is, men don’t. The so-called dearth of good men (read: marriageable men) has been a hot subject in the media as of late. Much of the coverage has been in response to the fact that for the first time in history, women have become the majority of the U.S. workforce. They’re also getting most of the college degrees. The problem? This new phenomenon has changed the dance between men and women. Women aren’t women anymore. To say gender relations have changed dramatically is an understatement. Ever since the sexual...
  • Community Outraged that Store Clerk Shot Man, Surveillance Video Tells Different Story (VIDEO)

    11/30/2012 4:08:45 PM PST · by marktwain · 37 replies
    guns.com ^ | 29 November, 2012 | dabneybailey
    Community members are up in arms in southeast Houston, demanding justice for a 21-year-old man who was shot by a store clerk during an altercation Monday night. What happened? The young man punched the clerk in the face. According to KHOU news, Alexander Calloway and his two cousins were trying to enter a gas station at 3:30 a.m., but the store was locked. The young men got into an argument with the clerk, Akrem Azzam, through the bulletproof exterior counter. Azzam eventually unlocked the door to speak with Calloway, which was admittedly unwise. Still, that’s no excuse for what happened...
  • In 1929, Deflation Started In Europe Before Overtaking The U.S.

    11/30/2012 3:50:10 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies
    EWI ^ | 11-30-2012 | EWI
    In 1929, Deflation Started In Europe Before Overtaking The U.S. Economics / DeflationNov 30, 2012 - 05:23 AM By: EWI What Happens in Europe Will Not Stay in Europe More than 1,500 years after the fact, scholars still debate the causes of the Roman Empire's fall. What historians do agree on is that the crumbling empire's final days were marked by economic contraction, a struggle to fund Rome's routine affairs and excessive debt. Sound familiar? Mark Twain said, "History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme." That quote seems to apply when economically comparing the Roman Empire and the United...
  • Calif., Ariz. Border Towns Have Nation’s Highest Unemployment: Over 28%

    11/30/2012 3:46:05 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | Nov. 29, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The metropolitan areas of Yuma, Ariz., and El Centro, Calif., have the two highest unemployment rates in the country, according to data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the El Centro metropolitan area, the unemployment rate for October was 28.1 percent, said BLS. In the Yuma metropolitan area, it was 29.8 percent. The national unemployment rate in October was 7.9 percent.
  • Hamas Reminder: Our Goal is Israel's Destruction

    11/30/2012 3:39:59 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 7 replies
    Virtual Jerusalem ^ | 11/30/2012
    While Hamas welcomed a UN vote to recognize "Palestine" on Thursday, on the same day it issued a statement rejecting the UN's famous Resolution 181, in which the world body voted in favor of a plan to recognize two states in what was then British Mandatory Palestine - one Arab, and one Jewish. The Arab world rejected the plan and attacked the fledgling Jewish state - an approach which led to Israel growing in size, while Egypt and Jordan seized the rest of the land in the former British mandate. Hamas' Thursday statement indicated that its approach to the "problem"...
  • Report: Extending Jobless Benefits Creates Jobs (Congressional Budget Office)

    11/30/2012 3:26:39 PM PST · by drewh · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 29, 2012 | By SAM HANANEL
    Extending the current level of long-term unemployment benefits for another year would add 300,000 jobs to the economy, according to a report from the Congressional Budget Office. The analysis released Wednesday from the nonpartisan office estimates that keeping jobless benefits would cost the government $30 billion. But it would also lead to more spending by the unemployed, boosting demand for goods and services and creating new jobs. Federal long-term unemployment benefits are set to expire on Dec. 29 for more than 2 million workers unless Congress approves an extension. Democrats have called for reauthorization of extended benefits, but Republicans generally...
  • Pelosi will try to force House vote to extend middle-class tax rates

    11/30/2012 3:22:58 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Nov. 30, 2012 | Chris Moody
    WASHINGTON—House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will try to force a vote on the House floor to extend current tax rates for the middle class next week if Republicans do not act, the California Democrat announced on Friday. During a press conference on Capitol Hill, Pelosi called on House Republicans, who control the chamber, to hold another floor vote on whether to extend current tax rates for individuals who earn $200,000 or less and families making $250,000 or less. If they don't, Pelosi vowed to file a "discharge petition" that would force a vote if 218 House members sign it, which...
  • White House opposed new Iran sanctions

    11/30/2012 3:18:44 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    foreignpolicy.com ^ | Friday, November 30, 2012 - 3:15 PM | Josh Rogin
    The White House announced its opposition to a new round of Iran sanctions that the Senate unanimously approved Friday, in the latest instance of Congress pushing for more aggressive punitive measures on Iran than the administration deems prudent. On Thursday, Sens. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) introduced the amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which the Senate passed 94-0. The new legislative language would blacklist Iran's energy, port, shipping, and shipbuilding sectors, while also placing new restrictions on Iran's ability to get insurance for all these industries. The legislation would also vastly expand U.S. support for human...
  • Stevie Wonder cancels concert for Israeli group

    11/30/2012 3:11:48 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 30, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stevie Wonder is calling off a concert for a group that raises money for the Israeli military. Wonder had been scheduled to perform next week for Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, which raises money for Israeli soldiers and their families.
  • California Is About To Get Pummeled With Rivers Of Rain (Like, Not Since 1861)

    11/30/2012 3:04:06 PM PST · by blam · 73 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-30-2012 | Mark Fischetti, Scientific American
    California Is About To Get Pummeled With Rivers Of Rain Mark Fischetti, Scientific AmericanNovember 30, 2012An atmospheric river (thin yellow band) feeds torrential rain into northern California on Nov. 30. Northern California is experiencing the first days of what weather forecasters are warning will be a long series of torrential rainstorms that could cause serious flooding across the northern one-third of the state. The relentless storms are being driven by a feature in the atmosphere you have probably never heard of: an atmospheric river. Oh, and another atmospheric river created the worst flooding since the 1960s in western England and...