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  • Beating Obama

    12/06/2012 7:08:58 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 15 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/6/12 | Judson Phillips
    Barack Obama and the Party of Treason are on a roll. He has John Boehner and the Republicans on the ropes. It is no longer a question of will Boehner surrender but what will be the terms of his surrender. The Republican resistance to Obama has all but collapsed as Obama simply waits for the pressure to increase on Boehner and for Boehner to surrender. John Boehner and the Republicans are no longer the opposition to Obama. We the people are. So if we are the opposition, how do we beat Obama?
  • Police: Gun found in Ill. lawmaker's carry-on bag

    12/06/2012 6:52:48 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | Updated: 12/05/2012 07:51:55 PM CST | TAMMY WEBBER and DON BABWIN
    CHICAGO—A veteran Illinois state senator was arrested Wednesday after allegedly trying to board a flight from Chicago to Washington with a gun and ammunition in a carry-on bag, authorities said. Sen. Donne Trotter, a Chicago Democrat who recently announced he would run to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the U.S. House, was carrying an unloaded .25-caliber Beretta handgun and a magazine clip with six bullets when he tried to board a flight at O'Hare International Airport, according to Chicago police.
  • U.S. Unadjusted Unemployment Shoots Back Up (adjusted rate hits 8.3%)

    12/06/2012 6:49:09 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    gallup.com ^ | 12/6/2012 | Jenny Marlar
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, was 7.8% for the month of November, up significantly from 7.0% for October. Gallup's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 8.3%, nearly a one-point increase over October's rate.
  • Burglary suspect, held at gunpoint, calls 911(TX)

    12/06/2012 6:48:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    star-telegram.com ^ | 5 December, 2012 | Domingo Ramirez Jr. and Bill Miller
    A Parker County woman called 911 early Tuesday, saying that her husband was outside, holding a burglar at gunpoint. "Hurry up now, because my husband's fixing to shoot him," the woman said after giving directions to their house near Springtown. The man with the gun pointed at him had the same idea. He, too, called 911. "He's going to shoot me," he told the operator.
  • Thousands Of US Troops Arrive Near Syrian Shore On USS Eisenhower

    12/06/2012 5:34:30 AM PST · by Strategy · 83 replies
    Russia Today ^ | December 6, 2012
    The USS Eisenhower, an American aircraft carrier that holds eight fighter bomber squadrons and 8,000 men, arrived at the Syrian coast yesterday in the midst of a heavy storm, indicating US preparation for a potential ground intervention. While the Obama administration has not announced any sort of American-led military intervention in the war-torn country, the US is now ready to launch such action "within days" if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad decides to use chemical weapons against the opposition, the Times reports.
  • Claims Drop To 370K, Beat Expectations Even As Unadjusted Claims Soar By 140K In One Week

    12/06/2012 6:34:23 AM PST · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    And so the BLS and DOL are back to "seasonal adjustments." Because in a week in which the Sandy effect was supposed to fade, at least on a seasonally adjusted basis, nothing could spoil the party. And sure enough, the headline number dropped from an upward revised (how else) 395,000 to 370,000, well below the expected 380,000. The real story, however, is how the DOL is doing all it can to smooth the noise, because in the week ended December 1, Not Seasonally Adjusted Initial Claims soared by 139,678 - the highest since January, to a whopping 498,619. Compare this...
  • Santorum strikes again (NYT attack on Santorum's role in defeating a UN treaty)

    12/06/2012 6:31:05 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12/5/2012 | Gail Collins
    Lately, you’ve probably been asking: “What ever happened to Rick Santorum? The guy who ran for president in the sweater vest? The one who compared homosexuality to bestiality and did 50 push-ups every morning?” It’s certainly been on my mind. Santorum is still in there swinging. Lately, he’s been on a crusade against a dangerous attempt by the United Nations to help disabled people around the world. This week, he won! The Senate refused to ratify a U.N. treaty on the subject. The vote, which fell five short of the necessary two-thirds majority, came right after 89-year-old Bob Dole, the...
  • U.S. Can't Avoid The Entitlement Cliff By Raising Taxes

    12/06/2012 6:23:07 AM PST · by jimt · 38 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/5/12 | Staff
    A new government report finds that the country is heading toward fiscal ruin, and the only way to avoid that is to make deep cuts in entitlement programs; tax hikes can't fix the problem. In other words, what's needed is the opposite of what the Obama administration and congressional Democrats propose as part of the fiscal cliff talks. The Government Accountability Office report found that, even using optimistic assumptions about spending, the government is "on an unsustainable long-term fiscal path" that will lead to debt exceeding the economy within a few decades. The report puts the blame squarely on entitlement...
  • The backpedalling by and for Bob Costas isn’t working

    12/06/2012 6:11:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 5 December, 2012 | Dave Workman
    NBC sportscaster Bob Costas will appear tonight on Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor with host Bill O’Reilly as the centerpiece of a gun rights controversy that just keeps on giving like the proverbial Christmas present with a down-side. He's trying to mollify a lot of angry people and it is obviously not working at Northwest Firearms, Shooters Northwest, Seattle Guns or Gun Rights Media. His media colleagues may be okay with his remarks, and buy his shifting explanations, but that merely has sharpened the philosophical disparity between the media and a huge segment of its audience. This column discussed Mr. O’Reilly’s...
  • Bob Costas is Wrong: Gun Ownership Deters Crime

    12/06/2012 6:07:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    blog.heartland.org ^ | 5 December, 2012 | Maureen Martin
    Sports broadcaster Bob Costas used his platform at NBC’s Sunday Night Football to blame guns for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher’s murder of his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins and Belcher’s subsequent suicide. Costas quoted extensively from a column written by Fox News sportswriter Jason Whitlock, in which Whitlock concludes, without equivocation: What I believe is, if he [Belcher] didn’t possess/own a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today. Never mind the fact that their relationship was so troubled that the KC Chiefs team management was providing counseling to them. And never mind the fact that Belcher had...
  • Abbas Says E1 Construction is a "Red Line"

    12/06/2012 5:52:42 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 10 replies
    Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday denounced Israel's plans to build homes in the area known as E1. AFP reported that Abbas said the plan was "a red line that cannot be tolerated" and warned he would take all the legal means available to prevent such a "dangerous" decision. "We went to all international parties to prevent this settlement decision, and if it goes ahead we will resort to all legitimate and legal methods," he warned, according to the report. E1 refers to an area that connects Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim. It was designated nearly 20 years ago for...
  • U.S. weekly jobless claims drop 25,000 to 370,000

    12/06/2012 5:44:44 AM PST · by John W · 25 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | December 6, 2012 | Jeffry Bartash
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fell by 25,000 to a seasonally adjusted 370,000 in the week ended Dec. 1, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's the third straight decline and lowest reading in one month. Initial claims from two weeks ago were revised up to 395,000 from an original reading of 393,000, based on more complete data collected at the state level. The average of new claims over the past month, meanwhile, edged up by 2,250 to 408,000. The four-week average reduces seasonal volatility in the weekly data and is seen as a more accurate barometer of...
  • Rep. Rooney on video of Benghazi attack: ‘It was very difficult to watch’

    12/06/2012 5:39:11 AM PST · by SmileRight · 32 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 12/4/2012 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    After a classified briefing on the attack on the Benghazi consulate, Rep. Tom Rooney, R-FL, said he “learned a lot” from National Intelligence Director James Clapper. “I learned we do not have the adequate protection at our compound in Libya, in Benghazi, and if that’s the case in other dangerous areas of the world, then we have a lot of work to do at the State Department to make sure our people are safe,” said Rooney, a member of the House Intelligence Committee. Rooney said they watched the attack unfold...
  • CHICAGO ANTI-GUN POL’S ARREST SHOWS TRUE GUN CONTROL HYPOCRISY, SAYS CCRKBA(IL)

    12/06/2012 5:35:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 31 replies
    ccrkba.org ^ | 5 December, 2012 | ccrkba
    BELLEVUE, WA – Today’s arrest of Illinois State Sen. Donne Trotter by authorities at O’Hare International Airport for having a gun in his carry-on bag is a revealing look at the hypocrisy of anti-gunners, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Trotter was arrested at a security checkpoint early this morning. A candidate for the 2nd Congressional District seat vacated recently by Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., Trotter had a .25-caliber Beretta semiautomatic pistol in his bag. The Chicago Tribune said Trotter told police he worked late last night as a...
  • Poll: Likud Beyteinu-39, Labor-19

    12/06/2012 5:34:59 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    A Panels Politics Institute poll...predicts the following elections results were they to take place today, before the resignation of Amir Peretz: Likud Beyteinu-39, Labor-19, Jewish Home-12, Shas-10, Yesh Atid-8, The Movement-6, UTJ-5, Meretz-5.
  • Bob Costas Fails to Learn the First Rule of Holes… (Video)

    12/06/2012 5:34:27 AM PST · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-6-2012 | Mike LaRoche
    …when you’re in one, stop digging.Last night on MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell”, Bob Costas continued to make a fool of himself on the issue of firearm ownership, lamenting America’s supposed “Wild West, Dirty Harry” gun culture. Costas claimed that young men in their twenties and thirties are incapable of being responsible gun owners. Here’s a clip:http://www.youtube.com/embed/aVbJT4r33MgTell me, Mr. Costas, do you believe the tens of thousands of young men serving in our armed forces to be incapable of handling firearms responsibly? Moreover, do you believe civilians like me – 37 years old and the holder of a...
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court strikes down abortion restrictions as ‘unconstitutional’

    12/06/2012 3:52:25 AM PST · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 12/5/2012 | Kirsten Andersen
    OKLAHOMA CITY, December 5, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Oklahoma’s highest court has blocked two laws regulating abortions in the state. One of the laws required that abortionists show mothers an ultrasound image of their child and tell them about fetal development before they go through with the abortion. The other tightened safety restrictions on the use of abortion-inducing drugs. In separate decisions, the court said the laws, which were passed with wide bipartisan support in the state legislature, violated the 1992 U.S. Supreme Court case Planned Parenthood v. Casey. “The challenged measure is facially unconstitutional pursuant to Casey,” the justices wrote...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - December 6, 2012

    12/06/2012 2:48:05 AM PST · by sneakers · 12 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-p34761/ httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Right to Work in Michigan- Lawmakers consider a law to help the lagging state economy

    12/06/2012 2:43:08 AM PST · by equaviator · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 5, 2012
    <p>Unions lost big in Michigan in November when voters rejected Proposal 2, Big Labor's plan to canonize collective bargaining in the state constitution. Now they are facing a backlash with the happy possibility that Michigan could become the 24th right-to-work state.</p>
  • We don’t need no intuition

    12/06/2012 1:38:10 AM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 5 December 2012 | Neil Withers
    US scientists have developed a way to solve crystal structures that combines powerful computational methods with data from experiments or databases – but that does not require much human input. Previous computational methods to predict structures rarely use experimental data, take a long time and are limited to compounds with small unit cells. They also give structures that generally have lower symmetry than those which have been experimentally determined, suggesting that the answers may not be quite right.‘One of the dirty little secrets that people don’t generally talk about is that, with a lot of these methods, you always...
  • Tanks deployed in Cairo after deadly overnight clashes

    12/06/2012 12:52:33 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 21 replies
    France 24 ^ | 12/6/2012
    Egypt’s army deployed tanks outside Cairo’s presidential palace on Thursday following overnight clashes between supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, which killed at least three people, according to the Interior Ministry. Overnight clashes between supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo killed at least three people and wounded more than 270, the Interior Ministry said Thursday, deepening the political crisis over expanded presidential powers and a controversial draft constitution. Pitched battles erupted Wednesday afternoon outside Cairo’s Heliopolis presidential palace and continued into the early morning Thursday in the first civilian clashes between the rival camps...
  • Heart cells coaxed to divide and conquer

    12/06/2012 12:33:50 AM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    NATURE NEWS ^ | 05 December 2012 | Kerri Smith
    The heart does have a limited ability to heal itself — and a genetic 'trick' can harness this. Can heart cells renew themselves, and can scientists help them do so? Two papers published online in Nature today suggest that heart muscle cells can make copies of themselves at a very low rate1, but that a genetic trick can prompt them to do a better job2. Those results give hope that hearts damaged by cardiovascular disease — which causes the deaths of almost 17 million people a year — could be coaxed to regenerate themselves. Heart muscle cannot renew itself very...
  • Russia: Magnitsky whistleblower dies in London

    12/06/2012 12:02:19 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    AFPC Russia Reform Monitor ^ | 12/3/2012 | Amanda Pitrof
    Alexander Perepilichny, a Russian businessman who turned whistleblower and provided evidence against those linked to the 2009 death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his estate in London. According to Reuters, Perepilichny was helping Swiss prosecutors uncover a powerful Russian fraud syndicate at the time of his death, and previously served as a witness against the Klyuyev Group, a network of officials and others involved in tax fraud in Russia. He sought political refuge in Britain in 2009, before approaching authorities with evidence of the involvement of Russian government officials in the theft of the...
  • ScienceShot: Cocoon Preserves Microbe for the Ages

    12/05/2012 11:52:21 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 3 December 2012 | Sid Perkins
    Credit: Benjamin Bomfleur; (inset) Hans Kerp/Muenster University Cocoons don't just protect developing eggs and larvae; they can also preserve fossils for hundreds of millions of years. Scientists have discovered a 25-micrometer-long, teardrop-shaped protozoan (left) trapped in the wall of an egg case produced by a leech between 200 million and 215 million years ago. The Triassic-era relic's coiled stalk and large, horseshoe-shaped nucleus make it an ancient doppelgänger of the modern-day Vorticella (right), a group previously unknown in the fossil record, the researchers report online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. As soft-bodied organisms, protozoans...
  • The Face of Egypt's Next Revolution: The Madinat Nasr Cell

    12/05/2012 11:46:12 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Monitor ^ | 11/20/2012 | Andrew McGregor
    A raid by Egyptian security forces in a suburb of Cairo on October 24 revealed an unexpected intersection of several important threads in the evolving security situation in the Middle East, including a possible revival of domestic terrorism in Egypt, the attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi and Cairo, the cross-border shipment of Libyan arms, the growing Islamist role in the Syrian insurgency, the growth of Islamist militancy in the Sinai, the return to arms by political prisoners freed during the Egyptian Revolution, a possible reversal in the declining fortunes of Egypt’s internal security services and a new direction...
  • CNN:(Video Report) U.S. preparing for Syria chemical attack

    12/05/2012 11:27:55 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | December 5th, 2012 08:53 PM ET | CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
    Sources tell CNN the United States is huddling with allies on what a chemical attack by Syria's Bashar al Assad would look like and there are reports that Assad maybe looking for asylum in Latin America.
  • Missouri man with 5 guns, 200 rounds, machete in trunk charged in Portland with interstate stalking

    12/05/2012 11:05:15 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 15 replies
    Sun Journal ^ | 12-5-12 | Judy Harrison
    PORTLAND — A Missouri man has been charged in U.S. District Court with interstate stalking. Benjamin Lee, 52, threatened to kill his estranged wife and “mount her head on the wall,” according to an FBI affidavit. He made his first appearance Wednesday in federal court in Portland. U.S. Magistrate Judge John H. Rich III ordered that Lee be held without bail until a detention hearing can be held Monday. Lee originally was arrested in September and charged in state court with domestic violence stalking and having a loaded firearm in a vehicle after his wife reported that he was driving...
  • Same-sex couples can get marriage licenses in Washington state

    12/05/2012 10:03:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 5, 2012, 7:51 p.m. | Andrew Khouri
    Same-sex couples can get marriage licenses in Washington state on Thursday—exactly one month after voters legalized gay marriage. Gov. Chris Gregoire and Secretary of State Sam Reed certified the election results Wednesday, paving the way for the state's first same-sex marriages, which could begin as early as Sunday. Two counties will start issuing marriage licenses within hours—at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. …
  • Voyager spacecraft finds solar system is bigger than thought

    12/05/2012 9:41:12 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    An artist's concept of NASA's Voyager spacecraft, which is now about 11 billion miles from the sun, NASA said. (CNN) -- Are we there yet? If you're Voyager 1 and you're looking for a spot beyond the end of our solar system, the answer is no. NASA officials have been saying for months that Voyager 1 is almost there when it comes to interstellar space as it continues the longest road trip in the history of mankind. Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 took off 16 days apart in 1977, and Voyager 1 is now about 11 billion miles (18 billion...
  • Conservative group launches campaign to ‘depose’ Boehner from speakership

    12/05/2012 7:40:04 PM PST · by CaptainKrunch · 61 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/05/2012 | Alexis Levinson
    The backlash against Speaker of the House John Boehner’s removal of several conservative members of Congress from committees continued Wednesday, with one conservative group calling for Republicans to “depose” Boehner from his speakership.American Majority Action (AMA) is launching a #FireBoehner campaign. If 16 members of the Republican Party abstain from voting for Boehner as speaker in January, he will be one vote shy of the 218 necessary to confirm his speakership.“Speaker Boehner has been an abysmal failure as speaker, and his latest purge is the nail in the coffin for conservatives,” said Ned Ryun, president and CEO of AMA....
  • US Officials Say Syrian Bombs Are Loaded With Chemical Weapons

    12/05/2012 9:09:51 PM PST · by blam · 39 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-5-2012 | Michael Kelley
    US Officials Say Syrian Bombs Are Loaded With Chemical Weapons Michael KelleyDecember 5, 2012 Unnamed U.S. officials tell NBC News that the Syrian military has loaded the precursor chemicals for sarin nerve gas into aerial bombs. The report comes hours after French weekly magazine Le Point reported that NATO special forces are preparing to enter Syria to secure its chemical weapons stockpiles.On Monday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the U.S. is "certainly planning to take action" if new evidence showed that Bashar al-Assad's regime intended to use its stash of chemical weapons internally or cross-border. Sarin gas, a...
  • Tracy Morgan: I'll Kill My Son If He Acts Gay [Black Hater on Jimmy Fallon Tonight]

    12/05/2012 9:02:58 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    tmz ^ | 6/10/11
    "30 Rock" star Tracy Morgan is under some very serious fire this morning -- after reportedly spewing some disgusting homophobic "jokes" during a performance in Nashville last week. According to reports, Morgan took the stage at the Ryman Auditorium (pictured above) and went off about gays -- saying, "Gays need to quit being p**sies and not be whining about something as insignificant as bullying." He added, "Gay is something that kids learn from the media and programming." When talking about the possibility of his son being gay -- Tracy said he "better talk to me like a man and not...
  • New York Judge Slaps Down Obama Justice Department

    12/05/2012 9:02:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/5/12 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    The Obama administration has been consistently arguing since announcing a year’s grace period for some religious organizations to figure out how to violate their consciences and obey the Department and Health and Human Services abortion-drug, contraception, sterilization mandate, that the controversy over religious freedom and the mandate is over and the Catholics are happy. That, as has been pointed out here before, ignores all the lawsuits pending. And that they are not just from Catholics. Today in New York, a judge dismissed Justice Department claims that the Archdiocese of New York’s lawsuit in response to the coercive mandate is unnecessary....
  • 'Poverty’ like we’ve never seen it

    12/05/2012 8:53:35 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 60 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 27, 2012 | Robert Rector
    The federal government now considers a family of four in New York City to be poor if its pre-tax income is below $37,900.Even with full medical coverage. The calculation helps explain why newly revised Census Bureau figures hike the number of poor Americans to 49 million as of last year, further widening an already yawning gap between ordinary perceptions of poverty and how the government sees it. This breathtaking number begs the question: What does it mean to be “poor” in the United States? To the average American, the word “poverty” means significant material hardship and need. It means lack...
  • Battery maker that received stimulus money could be sold to Chinese company

    12/05/2012 8:53:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Steven Mufson ^ | 12/5/12 | WaPo
    A bankrupt battery manufacturer that was a cornerstone of President Obama’s effort to make the United States a global leader in clean energy technology could end up in the hands of a Chinese company when it goes on the auction block Thursday. Congressional Republicans call the company, A123 Systems, which received $133 million in federal stimulus grants, a textbook case of how the Obama administration wasted taxpayer money trying to nurture new industries. Administration officials say the stimulus money was used to build a new manufacturing facility in Michigan
  • BenghaziGate: Obama Admin Knew Libyan Terrorists Had US-Provided Weapons

    12/05/2012 8:38:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/5/12 | Ben Shapiro
    In a story that’s been largely buried by the media for years upon years – and was doubly buried in the aftermath of the Benghazi terrorist attack on September 11 resulting in the death of four Americans – the New York Times is now reporting that US-approved arms that were supposed to go to Libya rebels went to Islamist terrorists. Even more importantly, the Obama administration knew about it before, during, and after the Benghazi attacks. The Times reports: No evidence has emerged linking the weapons provided by the Qataris during the uprising against Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi to the attack...
  • Government Issues Statement Debunking End of the World: “Just Rumors”

    12/05/2012 8:27:47 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12-5-2012 | Mac Slavo
    Government Issues Statement Debunking End of the World: “Just Rumors” Mac Slavo December 4th, 2012 With the purported 2012 Mayan Apocalypse calculated to take place on December 21st rapidly approaching, thousands of letters have poured into government agencies like NASA from citizens concerned about the end of the world. Doomsday fears surrounding the end of the Mayan calendar, a possible collision with a mystery “Planet X” theorized by some researchers, and pole shift popularized in the Hollywood movie 2012, have forced the government to issue a rebuttal debunking the claims at their USA.gov web site: Scary Rumors about the World...
  • College Official: Construction Site Must Replace 'Sexist' Men Working Sign

    12/05/2012 8:18:43 PM PST · by chessplayer · 40 replies
    The “Men Working” sign is a standard fixture at construction sites, warning passersby that they should be on guard due to potentially dangerous work. That doesn’t seem controversial, but an Ohio college official has declared it anti-women. At Ohio’s Sinclair Community College, Elizabeth Verzi, the school’s Manager of Construction and Planning, ordered the crew to remove a Men Working sign that she called "sexist." The incident occurred the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, as an ALL-MALE construction crew from the company JCrane was working in an area of Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. The crew was told to immediately cease all...
  • GOLDMAN: The Shale Oil Revolution Is Real, And It Will Have A Massive Impact On The Global Economy

    12/05/2012 8:10:11 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-5-2012 | Rob Wile
    GOLDMAN: The Shale Oil Revolution Is Real, And It Will Have A Massive Impact On The Global Economy Rob WileDec. 5, 2012, 7:55 PMWe are seeing calls that, thanks to shale drilling, the U.S. is poised to become the world leader in oil production, leading some to begin invoking "Saudi America." Today, Goldman Sachs analyst Kamakshya Trivedi, weighed in on the global macro implications of this phenomenon in a note titled: The shale revolution is changing the global energy landscape. The note actually goes further, talking about how the entire economic landscape could potentially change. The main impact, they write,...
  • Dem Senators to Strip Gun Rights from Military Vets

    12/05/2012 8:06:28 PM PST · by chessplayer · 25 replies
    Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) hopes to stop a major defense spending bill in its tracks now that Democrats have added an amendment that allows them to take away the guns of certain military veterans. The amendment contains language that bans gun ownership for a broad swath of veterans designated "mentally incompetent." Coburn says the approach is sloppy, and that as of right now, "veterans who simply cannot support themselves financially" are placed under the mentally incompetent label and therefore "cannot buy or possess a firearm."
  • The NASDAQ Got Slammed, And Big Banks Surged — One Firm Thinks This Is A Sign Of Things To Come

    12/05/2012 8:00:31 PM PST · by blam · 1 replies
    <p>It was an interesting an odd day today. Shares of tech leader Apple got destroyed for seemingly no reason, bringing down the NASDAQ.</p> <p>On the other hand, mega-banks like Bank of America and Citi (which announced huge layoffs) surged.</p> <p>That brings us to this recent chart from SocGen, comparing tech vs. banks.</p>
  • Washington Post, MSNBC Hosts, Daily Kos Join Obama in West Wing to Discuss Fiscal Cliff

    12/05/2012 7:55:15 PM PST · by chessplayer · 37 replies
    Before President Obama decides once and for all to fly off the fiscal cliff like a leftist eagle, he’s meeting with all of his lackeys in the media. That started today with four MSNBC primetime hosts entering the West Wing to lick the shoes of the President. First, Ed Schultz tweeted that he was meeting with Obama to discuss the fiscal cliff; then Huffington Post reporter Jennifer Bendery let on that she’d seen Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell, and Al Sharpton – a group with the combined IQ of a single kumquat – entering the West Wing. Maddow apparently gigglesnorted that...
  • Baca Will No Longer Turn Over Low-Level Offenders To Immigration [Misdemeanors Ignored!]

    12/05/2012 7:24:37 PM PST · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 05, 2012
    Baca Will No Longer Turn Over Low-Level Offenders To Immigration December 5, 2012 Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said Wednesday he will no longer honor requests from federal authorities to detain suspected illegal immigrants arrested for low-level crimes, a reversal from his previous support of the controversial Secure Communities program. Until recently, Baca has been adamant about complying with the federal requests, arguing that they were mandatory. He was the most outspoken opponent of a bill called the Trust Act, which would have required California law enforcement to disregard the requests in many cases. A Baca spokesman said the...
  • The vile, racist bigot Whitlock and the NRA’s history defending blacks

    12/05/2012 7:20:11 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    The vile and repugnant Jason Whitlock just keeps the hits on coming. His ignorant screed denigrating our civil rights following an incident where a Kansas City Chiefs NFL player slayed his wife and then went to the Chief’s training area to thank his coach before doing society a favor and offing himself was offensive enough to America’s one hundred plus million gun owners. Jason’s Whitlock’s inner racist bigotry was out for all to see in subsequent remarks he made, equating the National Rifle Association and America’s gun owners with the Ku Klux Klan. Here is what the knuckle-dragging racist bigot...
  • Hamas to create first Palestinian Defense Ministry

    12/05/2012 7:15:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/5/12 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Hamas is about to establish its own “Defense Ministry” in the Gaza Strip as part of lessons drawn from Operation Pillar of Defense, Hamas Interior Minister Fathi Hammad announced on Wednesday. Hammad, who is in charge of the Hamas security apparatus in the Gaza Strip, made the announcement during a ceremony to honor policemen and security officers for their role during last month’s IDF air offensive. Hammad did not say when the new ministry would be established. This would be the first time that the Palestinians set up a Defense Ministry. The Palestinian Authority in the West Bank does not...
  • Stinging report says NASA lost, lacks real sense of direction

    12/05/2012 6:53:24 PM PST · by wesagain · 34 replies
    msnbc.msn.com ^ | December 5, 2012 | Seth Borenstein
    NASA, the agency that epitomized the "Right Stuff," looks lost in space and doesn't have a clear sense of where it is going, an independent panel of science and engineering experts said in a stinging report Wednesday. The report by a panel of the distinguished National Academy of Sciences doesn't blame the space agency; it faults the president, Congress and the nation for not giving NASA better direction. At the same time, it said NASA is doing little to further the White House's goal of sending astronauts to an asteroid. In one withering passage, the panel said NASA's mission and...
  • Detroit Wants Its Obama Bacon

    12/05/2012 6:37:45 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 29 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 5 December 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You gotta hear this. Grab sound bite number one. This is JoAnn Watson at a city council meeting last night in Detroit. They had a talk, conversation, or meeting about Detroit's financial crisis. And this is the council member, JoAnn Watson... WATSON: After the election of Jimmy Carter, the honorable Coleman Alexander Young, he went to Washington, DC, and he came back home with some bacon. WOMAN: All right! COUNCIL: Mmm-hmm! WATSON: That's what you do. That's what you do! This is a... Our people in an overwhelming way supported the reelection of this president, and there...
  • 'Obamacare' saves consumers nearly $1.5 billion

    12/05/2012 6:06:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 115 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 12/5/12
    Washington — Consumers saved nearly $1.5 billion in 2011 as a result of rules in President Obama´s healthcare law that limit what insurance companies can spend on expenses unrelated to medical care, including profit, a new analysis shows. Much of those savings — an estimated $1.1 billion — came in rebates to consumers required because insurers had exceeded the required limits. The study by the New York-based Commonwealth Fund also suggests that the Affordable Care Act forced insurers to become more efficient by limiting their administrative expenses, a key goal of the 2010 law. In some cases, insurers passed savings...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 12-5-12

    12/05/2012 6:00:30 PM PST · by dynachrome · 25 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 12-5-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Public university hosts ‘sex toys’ event

    12/05/2012 5:47:21 PM PST · by oliverdarcy · 13 replies
    A major public university hosted an event last Wednesday which was aimed at teaching students how to properly use sex toys. The University of California – Merced (UCM) sponsored the event, entitled “Is There a Buzz in Your Bed,” which had the stated goal of teach students about “various sex toys” and different ways “to play as a couple or alone.”