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  • Super Typhoon Bopha/Pablo Bears Down on Philippines (Now Cat 5)

    12/02/2012 6:06:21 PM PST · by SueRae · 55 replies
    Weather channel ^ | 12/02/12 | N/a
    Link only...can't get my gosh darned iPad to cooperate. The good news is that much of Palau was spared! Last minute turn indeed, thank you, God.
  • Emanuel Slams Netanyahu Over Support for Romney President Obama is not willing to accept

    12/02/2012 5:45:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    INN ^ | 12/2.12 | Elad Benari
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has criticized Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu over what is perceived as his public support of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the last election, Channel 2 News reported on Sunday. According to the report, Emanuel, a former White House Chief of Staff, said during a closed session at the Saban Forum in Washington that "Netanyahu supported the wrong candidate in the U.S. elections and lost." Emanuel also said that the White House expects that Netanyahu’s treatment of President Barack Obama will be different, especially at this time. He said the President was not willing to accept...
  • Muslim Brotherhood 'paying gangs to go out and rape women and beat men protesting in Egypt'

    12/02/2012 5:42:14 PM PST · by traumer · 26 replies
    Egypt's ruling party is paying gangs of thugs to sexually assault women protesting in Cairo's Tahrir Square against President Mohamed Morsi, activists said. They also said the Muslim Brotherhood is paying gangs to beat up men who are taking part in the latest round of protests, which followed a decree by President Morsi to give himself sweeping new powers. It comes as the Muslim Brotherhood co-ordinated a demonstration today in support of President Mohamed Morsi, who is rushing through a constitution to try to defuse opposition fury over his newly expanded powers. Just 24 hours earlier around 200,000 people gathered...
  • US Coast Guard member killed after drug boat rams ship

    12/02/2012 5:15:43 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 39 replies
    PORT OF HUENEME, Calif. (KABC) -- A member of the U.S. Coast Guard was killed in the line of duty when his boat was rammed by a drug smuggler's craft. Law enforcement sources told ABC News that the Coast Guard intercepted two boats - a pleasure craft and a small panga boat - near San Clemente Island in Santa Barbara County at about 1 a.m. Sunday. The panga, which was operated by Mexican Nationals, was carrying marijuana. According to initial reports, the Coast Guard took the pleasure craft into custody and detained two people on board. Then, the Coast Guard...
  • Starbucks says may pay more UK tax

    12/02/2012 5:11:57 PM PST · by granada · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Dec 2, 2012 | Tom Bergin
    Coffee chain Starbucks said it was considering changes to its UK tax practices, which allowed it to make billions in revenue while paying little in income taxes, following criticism from lawmakers, tax campaigners and the media. A Reuters examination of Starbucks accounts published in October showed the company had reported 13 years of losses at its UK unit, even as it told investors the operation was profitable and among the best performing of its overseas markets. The chain's UK unit paid no corporation tax - a tax on a company's income - in the last three years for which figures...
  • Gun Talk Radio 12/2/12

    12/02/2012 5:05:24 PM PST · by mylife · 119 replies
    GunTalk Radio ^ | 12/2/12 | Tom Gresham
    ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~ Gun Talk Radio 12/2/12~~07:00 CST Listen to the podcast Here Or the KIDO 580 stream Here
  • How Susan Rice Covered Up the Kenya Embassy Bombings 14 Years Before Benghazigate

    12/02/2012 5:05:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 12/2.12 | Daniel Greenfield
    Before you read this, keep in mind that all this is just unjustified racism because Susan Rice had nothing to do with any of it. Except for the parts that she had to do with. In the spring of 1998, Prudence Bushnell, the U.S. ambassador to Kenya, sent an emotional letter to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright begging for a more secure embassy in the face of mounting terrorist threats and a warning that she was the target of an assassination plot. The State Department had repeatedly denied her request, citing a lack of money. But that kind of response,...
  • Web access battles brew before UN conference

    12/02/2012 4:58:02 PM PST · by Ron C. · 13 replies
    Google ^ | 11/27/12 | AP
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An upcoming U.N. gathering about Internet oversight is raising alarms from a broad coalition of critics, including the U.S., tech giants such as Google and rights groups, concerned that changes could lead to greater efforts to censor Web content and stifle innovation in cyberspace. Among the issues on the agenda at next month's meeting in Dubai are ideas to battle Internet spam and fraud. But also tucked into more than 1,300 proposals are potential hot-button items that opponents believe could be used by in places such as Iran and China to justify their crackdowns...
  • Middle-Class Wealth Protection, Post-Fiscal Cliff

    12/02/2012 4:07:37 PM PST · by betty boop · 61 replies
    self | December 2, 2012 | Jean F. Drew
    Middle-Class Wealth Protection, Post-Fiscal Cliff By Jean F. Drew I don’t know about you, but I’m a lifelong, middle-class working stiff who has managed to accumulate a certain modest amount of “wealth” designated to be sent to the future, to supply my support and lifestyle needs when I am “old” and no longer have employment income. I’m speaking of my 401(k)s and IRAs. The way I have assets deployed in these accounts very likely will need to change, given the absolutely predictable outcome of the much-hyped impending fiscal cliff. At least, that is my supposition. Consider: We get the fiscal...
  • PICKET:(VIDEO) Amb. Rice and Sec. Clinton cat fight continues

    12/02/2012 4:50:34 PM PST · by paltz · 18 replies
    Washington Times Water Cooler ^ | 12/2/12 | Kerry Picket
    The Chicago Sun Times's report on Friday saying that if Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had to choose between U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and Senator John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, to succeed her, Clinton would likely opt for Senator Kerry: “Hillary is not close to Rice, who is tough — but is not the friendliest person,” said a top White House source. “And Hillary’s brief comment recently that Rice had done ‘a great job’ was considered underwhelming and tepid,” the source added. Apparently, if this report is accurate, Clinton and Rice have not mended fences since Clinton ran for the White...
  • (Tax-cheat Timmy) Geithner presses GOP, says no deficit deal unless tax rates rise on wealthy

    12/02/2012 4:45:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/02/12 | Meghashyam Mali
    Geithner presses GOP, says no deficit deal unless tax rates rise on wealthyBy Meghashyam Mali - 12/02/12 09:50 AM ET Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner sought to raise pressure on Republicans amid “fiscal cliff” talks, insisting Sunday that any deficit deal would need to raise tax rates on the wealthiest. “There's not going to be an agreement without rates going up,” said Geithner, who appeared on all Sunday morning shows, during an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union.” “If they are going to force higher rates on virtually all Americans because they're unwilling to let tax rates go up on...
  • Chicago library custodians (54) laid off

    12/02/2012 4:12:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/01/12 | Tim Sallinger
    Chicago library custodians laid offTim Sallinger WGN News 7:24 a.m. CST, December 1, 2012 CHICAGO— 54 custodians who clean Chicago libraries turned in their city ID's Friday. The city gave them pink slips earlier this month. Leaders of SEIU, which represents the workers, say they knew for a long time that the custodians would be laid off -- but they expected 90 days advance notice, and only found out this past week.
  • Egypt judges up political stakes with referendum boycott

    12/02/2012 3:46:03 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    AFP - via yahoo ^ | 2 hours 8 minutes ago | Haitham El-Tabei
    Egyptian judges refused on Sunday to oversee a referendum due in less than two weeks on a controversial new constitution drafted by an Islamist-dominated panel, sharply upping the stakes of a standoff with the Islamist president.The announcement by the Judges Club, which represents judges nationwide, came after Egypt's top court began an open-ended strike in the face of a mass protest outside the courthouse by supporters of President Mohamed Morsi opposed to their ruling on the legality of the panel that drew up the draft charter.Judges traditionally supervise elections in Egypt, giving them a seal of legitimacy, but they have...
  • Egypt court halts all work amid Islamist 'pressure'

    12/02/2012 3:33:56 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 December 2012 Last updated at 08:01 ET
    Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court has said it is halting all work indefinitely in protest at the "psychological pressure" it has faced.Islamist protesters earlier prevented the judges from meeting in Cairo to rule on a draft constitution.The supporters of President Mohammed Morsi wanted to block any ruling that would question the document's legality.The court said that Sunday was "the blackest day in the history of Egyptian judiciary".Sunday's developments are the latest in an unfolding confrontation between President Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood supporters on one side, and his mainly secular political opponents and the judiciary on the other.Mr Morsi adopted...
  • Inhofe: Some Dems won’t ‘fall on the sword of Obama’ to defend EPA rules

    12/02/2012 3:04:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/02/12 | Ben Geman
    Inhofe: Some Dems won’t ‘fall on the sword of Obama’ to defend EPA rulesBy Ben Geman - 12/02/12 02:47 PM ET Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) believes all is not lost in his push to thwart Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations despite President Obama’s victory and Democrats’ continued control of the Senate. Inhofe, one of Capitol Hill’s most persistent critics of EPA regulations on carbon dioxide and other pollutants, said in an interview broadcast Sunday that new political opportunities await EPA foes. “There are a lot of Democrats who are coming up for re-election in 2014 who are not going to...
  • Join Anti-Israel Journalist in Exploring Jewish Roots?

    12/02/2012 2:48:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/12/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    In what Breitbart.com has described as “an affront to religious Jews and religious Christians everywhere,” ABC News has chosen journalist Christiane Amanpour to host a two-part primetime special about the history of the land of Israel. Breitbart.com says Amanpour is vehemently anti-Israel and anti-Christian. Titled “Back to the Beginning”, ABC News invites viewers to embark on “the ultimate road trip” as Amanpour “travels to the lands of the Bible to explore the powerful stories from Genesis to the Birth of Jesus.” According to ABC, the mini-series, which airs December 21 and 28, will use “the Old Testament as a guidebook”...
  • Al-Qaeda Leader in Iraq Arrested

    12/02/2012 2:38:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/12/12
    Uncomfirmed reports in Iraqi media said, Sunday, that security forces have arrested Abu-Bakr Al-Baghdadi, the top leader of the Al-Qaeda international terror network in Iraq. Abu-Bakr was named head of a number of terror organizations following the killing of Abu-Omar Al-Baghdadi in a United States air strike in 2010. .....
  • Join Anti-Israel Journalist in Exploring Jewish Roots?

    12/02/2012 2:35:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 12/2.12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    In what Breitbart.com has described as “an affront to religious Jews and religious Christians everywhere,” ABC News has chosen journalist Christiane Amanpour to host a two-part primetime special about the history of the land of Israel. Breitbart.com says Amanpour is vehemently anti-Israel and anti-Christian. Titled “Back to the Beginning”, ABC News invites viewers to embark on “the ultimate road trip” as Amanpour “travels to the lands of the Bible to explore the powerful stories from Genesis to the Birth of Jesus.” According to ABC, the mini-series, which airs December 21 and 28, will use “the Old Testament as a guidebook”...
  • UN Tweets One-State 'Typo of Epic Proportions'

    12/02/2012 2:33:15 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/12/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Hours before the United Nations General Assembly voted in favor of recognizing the Palestinian Authority as a non-member observer state, the official U.N. Twitter account made an egregious typo, tweeting in favor of a one-state solution. "On Day of Solidarity with Palestinians, Ban Ki-moon stresses urgency of reaching 1-state solution," read the tweet. The message, which stayed online for more than 30 minutes, went out to the UN's over one-million Twitter followers before being promptly taken down and replaced with a corrected version, which read: "On Day of Solidarity w/ Palestinians, Ban Ki-moon stresses urgency of reaching 2-state solution (corrected...
  • (Cliff maker) Pelosi warns ‘clock is ticking,’ threatens House vote on tax rates

    12/02/2012 2:26:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/02/12 | Molly K. Hooper
    Pelosi warns ‘clock is ticking,’ threatens House vote on tax ratesBy Molly K. Hooper - 12/02/12 12:37 PM ET House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) on Sunday repeated threats to file a “discharge petition” and force a House vote to extend current tax rates for households making under $250,000 a year. The Senate has already approved extending those rates, but the House GOP objects to the measure, instead calling for all of the expiring Bush-era tax rates to be extended across-the-board. In order to bypass the House majority party's right to schedule floor votes, the California Democrat would need to...