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  • So Long to ĎThe Big Eí(inactivated today)

    12/01/2012 7:09:10 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 76 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-1-2012 | Rick Moran
    December 1, 2012 So Long to ¬ĎThe Big E¬í Rick Moran For five decades, the nuclear powered aircraft carrier Enterprise plowed the seven seas to protect the freedoms of American citizens and guarantee freedom of the seas for all. From the Cuban missile crisis through its participation in conflicts arising out of the 9/11 attacks, ‚ÄúThe Big ‚ÄėE‚Äô‚ÄĚ was the tip of the spear of American foreign policy.Today, in front of 12,000 former crew, their families, and friends, the United States Navy formally retired Enterprise from active service. Reuters: The 1,123-foot (342-metres) long Enterprise was commissioned in 1961 with eight...
  • Solar Companies Seek Ways to Build an Oasis of Electricity (panels a FAIL after Sandy)

    12/01/2012 6:49:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/19/12 | DIANE CARDWELL
    Solar Companies Seek Ways to Build an Oasis of ElectricityBy DIANE CARDWELL Published: November 19, 2012 When Hurricane Sandy wiped out the power in areas like coastal Long Island and the Jersey Shore, what should have been beacons of hope ó hundreds of solar panels glinting from residential rooftops ó became symbols of frustration. Despite the popular perception that installing solar panels takes a home ďoff the grid,Ē most of those systems are actually part of it, sending excess power to the utility grid during the day and pulling electricity back to run the house at night. So when the...
  • Half of those on Liverpool Care Pathway never told.. [ Death by NHS]

    12/01/2012 5:40:07 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 42 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 01 Dec 2012 | Laura Donnelly
    Each year around 130,000 patients are placed on the Lierpool Care Pathway, which can involve the withdrawal of drugs, fluids and food, and the administration of powerful pain relief. A national audit by the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool and the Royal College of Physicians ... demonstrated that in total, around 57,000 patients a year are dying in NHS hospitals without being told that efforts to keep them alive have been stopped. It also reveals that thousands of dying patients have been left to suffer in pain, with no attempt to keep them comfortable while drugs were administered....
  • Japan tunnel collapse 'traps cars'

    12/01/2012 5:22:34 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 1 December 2012
    A road tunnel has collapsed in Japan, trapping a number of vehicles, Japanese media reports say. The incident happened at about 08:00 local time (23:00 GMT Saturday) in the Sasago tunnel, about 80km (50 miles) west of the capital Tokyo.
  • Navy Dolphins' Work Will Be Outsourced

    12/01/2012 5:15:08 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | December 1, 2012 | Jeanette Steele
    NAVY DOLPHINSí WORK WILL BE OUTSOURCED Robots to pick up animalsí tasks, like some detection of mines Like the factory worker and travel agent before them, some Navy dolphins trained to hunt down mines are scheduled to be replaced by computers in five years. However, the Navyís marine mammals arenít going away. Military-trained dolphins and sea lions will continue to be used for port security and retrieving objects from the sea floor ó jobs they are still better at than machines. The Navyís $28 million marine mammal program, headquartered in San Diego, uses 80 bottlenose dolphins and 40 California sea...
  • Alabama Wins SEC Title, Will Face Notre Dame Next (Beat Georgia 32-28)

    12/01/2012 5:15:03 PM PST · by blam · 169 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12-1-2012 | Brian Hamilton
    Alabama Wins SEC Title, Will Face Notre Dame Next (Beat Georgia 32-28) Alabama running back Eddie Lacy scores on a 41-yard touchdown run as he is chased by Georgia's Shawn Williams during the second quarter. (John David Mercer-USA TODAY Photo / December 1, 2012) Brian Hamilton Tribune reporter6:53 p.m. CST, December 1, 2012 ATLANTA -- Notre Dame, the Tide rolls for thee.Alabama rallied twice in the second half to down Georgia 32-28 in the SEC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on Saturday, all but assuredly earning a shot at the No. 1 Irish in the BCS title tilt on...
  • Possible Mississippi River Shutdown Threatens Thousands of Jobs

    12/01/2012 5:14:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    KMOX-AM ^ | November 30, 2012 | Justin Wingerter
    Itís an issue that has plagued states along the Mississippi River for months and has now landed squarely on the desk of President Obama: how to prevent the imminent shutdown of commercial traffic along the nationís largest waterway. A nationwide drought, the worst to hit the U.S. in decades, has lowered water levels along the river, threatening barge traffic. White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Thursday that the President raised the issue with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at Wednesdayís cabinet meeting, directing his administration to take ďevery step to mitigateĒ the situation. Carney added that there are a number...
  • 70 protest alleged 'maternal hotel' in Chino Hills(So-Calif)

    12/01/2012 4:42:36 PM PST · by Bullish · 32 replies
    Inland Valley daily bulletin ^ | 12-1-12 | Jim Steinberg, staff writer
    CHINO HILLS - Some 70 people picketed a busy intersection on Saturday protesting what they say is an illegal Chinese maternity operation. Brightly colored signs reading "Not in Chino Hills" and "No Birth Tourism" decorated the intersection of Peyton Avenue and Chino Hills Parkway for more than two hours. It was the first protest by the group Not In Chino Hills, which was organized just two weeks ago. "Chino Hills is a nice family oriented town. We don't want a maternal hotel that is a business in a residential area," said Rossana Mitchell, one of the People voice their opinions...
  • Palau is Set to Get Lashed By A ďOne in A MillionĒ Typhoon

    12/01/2012 3:28:19 PM PST · by dirtboy · 176 replies
    Oceania TV ^ | 12/2/2012 (yeah, it's already Sunday there) | Kassi Berg
    The air that now blankets Palau is warm, dry, still, and disturbingly ominous. Palauís sky has reason to brood for in less than 24 hours Typhoon Bopha is predicted to make landfall on the tiny nation of the Republic of Palau with a near direct hit. This typhoon has been securing strength and intensity while at sea and is expected to be a monster typhoon with a violent entry. As of 4am on December 2, 2012, this typhoon is predicted to sustain 150-mph winds and 180-mph gusts when it reaches Palau on early morning Monday. If that were not enough,...
  • Internal Row in Labor over Platform, Talk of Split

    12/01/2012 2:43:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    Amir Peretz, who occupies the Number Three spot in the Labor party's list for the Knesset, mounted an attack on party leader Shelly Yechimovich on Channel 2's Meet the Press Saturday. He demanded that Yechimovich state clearly that she will never sit in the Netanyahu government, and insisted that she spell out a detailed plan for peace with the Palestinian Authority. The presenter, political reporter Rina Matzliah, asked him if it was true that he was considering splitting off from Labor after the election along with six other MKs. He did not confirm or deny this, but said that at...
  • Source: Belcher murder-suicide followed argument over Trey Songz concert

    12/01/2012 2:41:42 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    KC Star ^ | 12/1/12 | GLENN RICE
    According to a friend of Kasandra Perkins, the woman killed today by Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, the couple argued in the early morning hours after the woman was out late attending Fridayís Trey Songz concert at The Midland. The friend, who asked not to be identified, said Belcher confronted Perkins when she returned home about 1 a.m.
  • Obama Administration Silent After Egyptian Constitution Restores Slavery

    12/01/2012 2:38:07 PM PST · by george76 · 57 replies
    gateway ^ | December 1, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Itís no secret that Egyptian slavery is as old as the pyramids. Itís also common knowledge that Barack Obamaís ancestors owned slaves... So itís really no surprise that he helped usher in a radical Egpytian regime that is restoring slavery. ... The Obama administration declined to criticize Egyptís constitution despite its slavery clause.
  • Govít Gives PA Restaurant a Choice: Give 10% Sunday Church Bulletin Discount to Atheists Too or

    12/01/2012 1:56:58 PM PST · by lowbridge · 69 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    Do you recall the furor surrounding Prudhommeís Lost Cajun Kitchen, a Pennsylvania-based restaurant, this past summer? The establishment has been offering a 10 percent discount for individuals who bring in a church bulletin on Sundays. Citing this action as discriminatory, John Wolff, a local atheist, filed a complaint with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC). Now, the restaurant will be forced to offer discounts to any individual who brings in a pamphlet involving religious faith ó including atheism. To continue offering its discount, Prudhommeís Lost Cajun Kitchen must now honor literature that comes from any religious institution, The Christian Post...
  • Undocumented students and supporters hold vigil at University of Oklahoma

    12/01/2012 1:13:36 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 34 replies
    NewsOK.com ^ | November 28, 2012 | Silas Allen
    NORMAN ó Deisy Escalera considers Oklahoma her home. She graduated from high school here, goes to college here and pays taxes here. But in some respects, Escalera isn't American ó at least, not on paper. ďI consider myself an American,Ē she said. ďI was not born here, but I consider myself an American.Ē Escalera, 23, came to the United States illegally from Mexico with her mother when she was 6 years old. Today, she's one of 25 undocumented students at the University of Oklahoma. Several of those undocumented students and their supporters gathered on OU's South Oval Tuesday evening to...
  • U.S. Moves Toward Recognizing Syriaís Opposition

    12/01/2012 1:13:36 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 29, 2012 | By MICHAEL R. GORDON and MARK LANDLER
    Bryan Denton for The New York Times Rebels in Aleppo, Syriaís largest city, in August. The opposition to the Syrian government is developing a political structureWASHINGTON ó The United States is moving toward recognizing the Syrian opposition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people as soon as it fully develops its political structure, American officials said Thursday. A decision to recognize the group could be announced at a so-called Friends of Syria meeting that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to attend in Morocco on Dec. 12. It is the most immediate decision facing the Obama administration...
  • California StormWatch thread: December 1st thru ? , 2012 (Phase #3 or is it #4 approaches)

    12/01/2012 1:12:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies
    Wunderground.com ^ | 12/1/12 | Severe Weather -Wunderground.com
    Whip out your web site links and get ready for Phase #3 or is it #4 as it comes ashore, the hills are soggy.. the sandbags are ready.. Twenty days out from the Mayan calendar scenario.. got life jackets?
  • Casper Police Release Official Statement on Facebook

    12/01/2012 12:52:41 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    K2Radio ^ | 12/1/12 | Tom McCarthy
    Casper College Incident -snip- Investigation has revealed that Chris Krumm stabbed Heidi Arnold to death at the residence on Hawthorne prior to driving to Casper College where he carried a compound bow and two knives, covered by a blanket, into the Wold Physical Science building. Once inside, he stepped into Professor Krummís classroom and shot his father in the head with an arrow, knocking him to the ground. Despite being mortally wounded, James Krumm got up and fought with his attacker enabling the students in the room to escape unharmed; an incredible act of courage and heroism to say the...
  • Special Report Panel on Intervention in Syria-- Nov 30, 2012 -- FOXNEWS Video

    12/01/2012 12:49:29 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard Blog ^ | Nov 30, 2012
    Steve Hayes, with A.B. Stoddard and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News:
  • MTV to debut 'Buckwild' in 'Jersey Shore' slot on Jan. 3 -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

    12/01/2012 12:25:06 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    Inside TV ^ | Saturday, December 1, 2012 | Dan Snierson
    BUCKWILDIn just a few weeks, it will be time to pack up the beach towels, tanning oils, and tanning oils and say goodbye to Jersey Shore for good. How will you fill your Thursday nights at 10 p.m.? MTV is hoping to hit pay dirt (mud?) several hundred miles southwest of New Jersey with Buckwild, a new reality series about nine young-adult friends in small-town West Virginia who say they are living by the motto, ďWhatever happens, happens.Ē And what seems to be happening is a lot of riding down hills inside giant tires, driving trucks dangerously through mud, tearing...
  • ObamaCare Fallout: Walmart Ends Insurance For New Hires

    12/01/2012 12:14:56 PM PST · by george76 · 125 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Dec 2012 | John Nolte
    And so the government takeover of our health care system begins: Walmart, the nationís largest private employer, plans to begin denying health insurance to newly hired employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week.. ... By making the fine for not providing health care cheaper than providing health care, this was always the plan: to encourage employers to send us to the government. Remember how Obama's big ObamaCare sell was, "You get to keep the health insurance you have"? It was all a lie, a hustle, a con, a ruseÖ