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  • Elderly couple robbed in Apex home

    12/07/2012 4:26:01 AM PST · by NCjim · 10 replies
    WRAL ^ | December 6, 2012
    Apex, N.C. — Police were searching Thursday for a man who robbed an elderly couple in their Apex home at knifepoint. Mildred Perry, 84, was returning home, at 306 Olive St., at about 12:50 p.m. after a trip to the grocery store when a masked man brandishing a knife forced her inside and demanded cash, police said. Her husband, Ronald Perry, 86, was home at the time, and he told WRAL News that he heard a man threatening his wife. When he went to check on her, he said, the armed man told him to sit down or he would...
  • Charles Krauthammer The President Wants to Create a “Civil War” in the House

    12/07/2012 4:04:29 AM PST · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | december 6, 2012
    Video at link
  • The US Is Entering A New Era Of Fiscal Austerity

    12/07/2012 3:46:03 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-7-2012 | Comstock Partners
    The US Is Entering A New Era Of Fiscal Austerity Comstock PartnersDec. 6, 2012, 6:59 PM In discussing the fiscal cliff issue, the one big takeaway not to forget is that it is all about austerity----extreme austerity if we go over the cliff and a lesser amount of austerity if we settle it before year-end. More than likely, this is the start of new era of fiscal austerity in the U.S. In no way do we see this as a solution to the myriad of problems besetting the U.S. economy and stock market. These include the still excessive level of...
  • Burglar calls 911 to save himself from gun-wielding homeowner

    12/07/2012 3:12:57 AM PST · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    yahoo ^ | december 6, 2012 | dylan stableford
    A suspected burglar called 911 after the owner of the home he broke into caught and held him at gunpoint. The suspect, Christopher Moore, placed the emergency call in Springtown, Texas, during the botched burglary attempt early Tuesday after James Gerow, the homeowner, and Gerow's son pointed guns at him as he sat in his pickup truck parked in the driveway. "I'm out in the country somewhere," Moore told the 911 operator during the 10-minute call. "Some guy's got a gun on me." Gerow's wife, Lindy, placed a concurrent call to 911 that confirmed Moore's account. "You better come quick,"...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - December 7, 2012

    12/07/2012 3:03:21 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
  • Jobs Surged Last Month in Rebound From Storm ----December 3,2005

    12/07/2012 1:07:49 AM PST · by granada · 12 replies
    nytimes ^ | December 3, 2005 | LOUIS UCHITELLE
    The nation's employers added 215,000 jobs last month, the government reported yesterday, as the economy rebounded from the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina. The strong November number, the biggest monthly increase since July, suggested that employers are scrambling for workers in response to a strongly growing economy. But on the fourth anniversary of the recovery from the 2001 recession, job growth is still below the levels achieved in previous recoveries, and the unemployment rate has been stuck at 5 percent nearly every month since June. "We're back on track after the ill effects of the hurricanes," said Mark Zandi, chief...
  • Superstorm Sandy to dampen U.S. payrolls

    12/07/2012 12:53:33 AM PST · by John W · 14 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | December 7, 2012 | Lucia Mutikani
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Superstorm Sandy likely put a dent in U.S. employment growth in November, temporarily interrupting a recently established trend of modestly rising payrolls. Nonfarm employment is forecast to have increased by a paltry 93,000 jobs last month after advancing by 171,000 in October, according to a Reuters survey of economists. The unemployment rate is seen holding steady at 7.9 percent. November's anticipated job count would be the smallest in five months. Economists said the slowdown will reflect the effect of the late-October storm, which battered the densely populated East Coast. A snap back is expected in December. "Sandy...
  • M7.3 - 293km SE of Kamaishi, Japan 2012-12-07 08:18:24 UTC

    12/07/2012 12:37:39 AM PST · by null and void · 62 replies
    USGS ^ | 12/6/12
    Tsunami alert. Pray for Japan.
  • EU: ECB mulls negative rates as Europe's economic crisis deepens

    12/07/2012 12:34:23 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/6/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The European Central Bank has slashed its eurozone growth forecasts and warned that recession will drag on into the middle of next year, sending the euro plunging below €1.30 to the dollar. Mario Draghi, the ECB’s president, said the governing council had discussed a cut in overnight deposit rate to below zero for the first time, and was "operationally ready" to do so if needed. The comment sent the euro into a nosedive, dropping from $1.3075 to $1.2950 in just two hours. "A negative deposit rate is the mother of all sell signals for a currency," said Hans Redeker, currency...
  • Man pleads guilty in plot to attack Seattle military site

    12/06/2012 10:51:54 PM PST · by Rabin · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 6, 2012 | Laura L. Myers
    Abdul-Latif, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Seattle to conspiracy to murder officers and employees of the United States and conspiracy...Walli Mujahidh, pleaded guilty in December 2011 to conspiracy and weapons charges. The pair, both U.S. citizens, were arrested in June 2011 and indicted the following month on charges of conspiring to attack the Military Entrance Processing Station, where enlistees are screened and processed, south of downtown Seattle.
  • Canada scraps F-35 purchase as audit puts true cost past $30B

    12/06/2012 10:15:51 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 30 replies
    National Post ^ | December 6, 2012 | Michael Den Tandt
    The F-35 jet fighter purchase, the most persistent thorn in the Harper government’s side and the subject of a devastating auditor-general’s report last spring, is dead. Faced with the imminent release of an audit by accountants KPMG that will push the total projected life-cycle costs of the aircraft above $30-billion, the operations committee of cabinet decided Tuesday evening to scrap the controversial sole-source program and go back to the drawing board, a source familiar with the decision said. This occurred after Chief of the Defence Staff Thomas Lawson, while en route overseas, was called back urgently to appear before the...
  • Liberman bringing yarmulke back to court (Basketball)

    12/06/2012 9:24:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12/6/12 | Paul Lukas
    Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins at sundown Saturday. But there's already cause for celebration among Jewish basketball fans thanks to Aaron Liberman, a freshman walk-on at Northwestern who also happens to be an Orthodox Jew. He hasn't yet appeared in a game this season because of a nasty case of shin splints, but he's easy to spot on the bench: He's the one wearing a yarmulke. Uni Watch When Liberman is eventually given medical clearance to make his Northwestern debut, which he expects will be "pretty soon," he plans to wear his yarmulke on the court. (Northwestern is...
  • US, Russia set for surprise Syria meeting

    12/06/2012 8:43:47 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 16 replies
    YAHOO.com ^ | 12-06-12 | Bradley Klapper
    DUBLIN (AP) — The top U.S. and Russian diplomats will hold a surprise meeting Thursday with the United Nations' peace envoy for Syria, signaling fresh hopes of an international breakthrough to end the Arab country's 21-month civil war. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and mediator Lakhdar Brahimi will gather in Dublin on the sidelines of a human rights conference, a senior U.S. official said. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because she wasn't authorized to speak publicly on the matter. She provided few details about the unscheduled get-together. Ahead of the three-way...
  • Global media conceals fact that soccer players who beat Dutch referee to death were Muslims

    12/06/2012 8:21:04 PM PST · by Bronzy · 12 replies
    While the mainstream media widely circulates fanciful stories about its own supposed "anti-Muslim bias," this is an example of what really happens all too often: the Islamic identity of those who commit crimes is entirely concealed. Is it entirely irrelevant in this case? Not necessarily. It could be that the killers in this "Dutch youth club" thought of the referee as a dirty kuffar whose life was worth less than that of one of the "best of people" (Qur'an 3:110). It could be that they thought he had offended Islam in some way. It could be that they were asserting...
  • George Zimmerman sues NBC Universal over edited 911 call

    12/06/2012 7:43:04 PM PST · by marktwain · 136 replies
    CNN ^ | 7 December, 2012 | Michael Martinez
    (CNN) -- George Zimmerman, charged in the shooting death of a 17-year-old Florida boy, sued NBC Universal on Thursday for using "the oldest form of yellow journalism" by editing an audio tape of his 911 call to make him sound racist, the lawsuit said. Zimmerman is seeking "damages in excess of the jurisdictional limit" in Seminole County Circuit Court in Florida, where the lawsuit is filed. Zimmerman, who is Hispanic and is charged with second-degree murder, is accused of fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, who was African-American. The February incident has provoked national controversy.
  • A preview of DeMint’s possible replacements in the Senate

    12/06/2012 7:39:58 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 11 replies
    RedAlertPolitics ^ | 12-6-2012 | Katie LaPotin
    December 6, 2012 A preview of DeMint’s possible replacements in the Senate Katie LaPotin Senator Jim DeMint’s (R-SC) abrupt resignation today opens a seat in the upper chamber for a Palmetto State Republican to win a huge promotion.South Carolina election law gives the state’s governor, in this case Republican Nikki Haley, the ability to appoint someone to fill DeMint’s seat after he officially resigns in January for the next two years. A special election will be held in November 2014 to determine who will serve the the final two years of DeMint’s remaining four year term.Senior South Carolina Sen. Lindsey...
  • Finger Prints of Recession 2013, Recipe for Economic Disaster and Investor Opportunity

    12/06/2012 7:37:34 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies
    TMO ^ | 12-6-2012 | Ty Andros
    Finger Prints of Recession 2013, Recipe for Economic Disaster and Investor Opportunity Economics / Recession 2013Dec 06, 2012 - 03:04 AM By: Ty Andros The verdict is in and the man-made disaster that is creeping socialism just got a green light in the world’s largest economy! The SOMETHING for Nothing society known formally as the United States of America and controlled by what Vladimir Lenin called USEFUL IDIOTS (products of centrally controlled public schools taught the VIRTUES of socialism as beneficial) have now elevated their chosen REPRESENTATIVES as slave masters (at the point of a government GUN) to the last...
  • Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made a foetus

    12/06/2012 7:33:26 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 17 replies
    Cranmer ^ | December 4, 2012 | Archbishop Cranmer
    His Grace would like to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the announcement that they are expecting their first baby. Girl or boy, he or she is destined to ascend the Throne and reign over the United Kingdom (should it remain united) and the Dominions overseas. But His Grace is puzzled. Everywhere he turns he reads about a Royal baby. Even The Guardian talks of the couple 'expecting their first child', despite the Duchess being in the 'very early stages' of pregnancy. We are told that the couple 'are to be parents', and that this 'will be the...
  • Issa's Vista home burglarized; $100,000 worth of jewelry stolen

    12/06/2012 7:32:31 PM PST · by glorgau · 40 replies
    U-T - San Diego ^ | 12/6/12 | Staff
    VISTA — An estimated $100,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from Rep. Darrell Issa’s home in Vista last week, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista — AP Deputies responded on Nov. 29 to a burglary call at the Republican congressman’s house in the city’s upscale Shadowridge neighborhood, Sheriff’s Department records show. The incident occurred between 6:40 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. that day. More than 50 pieces of jewelry were stolen, including watches, earrings, rings and bracelets, according to department records.
  • How to read the Sandy-impacted jobs report

    12/06/2012 7:28:55 PM PST · by plain talk · 6 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | Dec 6 2012 | Jeffrey Bartash
    The highly anticipated monthly U.S. jobs report is rarely treated as minor sideshow, but November is a different story. Economists believe the disruption caused by Hurricane Sandy slashed net job growth in November by more than half compared to the prior month, making it virtually impossible to figure out whether U.S. hiring trends got better or worse. They say it might take another month or two of jobs data before they can backfill and figure out how much the storm hurt hiring. “We won’t have a sense of what underlying job growth is until we get the December number,” said...
  • Investors Ditching Before the Fiscal Cliff (Peter Schiff)

    12/06/2012 7:20:30 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies
    TMO ^ | 12-6-2012 | Peter Schiff
    Investors Ditching Before the Fiscal Cliff Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012Dec 06, 2012 - 01:18 PM By: Peter Schiff Turn on the TV and this is what you'll hear: The US budget is heading for a fiscal cliff. If a deal isn't reaching in Congress by the end of this year, a combination of automatic tax hikes and budget cuts will sink America into economic depression. There is no escape. Of course, my readers know that the fiscal cliff is merely an example of the piper having to be paid. The problem isn't the bill, but that we ran...
  • Poll: Do you think things in California are generally going in the ...

    12/06/2012 7:18:37 PM PST · by South40 · 13 replies
    Do you think things in California are generally going in the ... Right direction Wrong direction Scroll down, poll on right. Mash Here
  • NJ rejects state-based health exchange

    12/06/2012 7:15:49 PM PST · by SMGFan · 2 replies
    Neew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) declined to set up a state-based insurance exchange under the healthcare law Thursday — the same day he met with President Obama on Hurricane Sandy aid. The move will be welcomed by conservatives who blamed Christie for praising Obama's response to the storm. Sandy hit just before the election and distracted national media coverage from Obama's campaign against Mitt Romney, who lost. In a statement, Christie said New Jersey would default to a federally run exchange because the Obama administration did not provide enough information on alternatives. He also said an exchange would be...
  • Rand Paul: We Should Let Dems Raise Taxes And Then Let Them Own It

    12/06/2012 7:04:39 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 48 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 6, 2012
    SEN. RAND PAUL: I have yet another thought on how we can fix this. Why don't we let the Democrats pass whatever they want? If they are the party of higher taxes, all the Republicans vote present and let the Democrats raise taxes as high as they want to raise them, let Democrats in the Senate raise taxes, let the president sign it and then make them own the tax increase. And when the economy stalls, when the economy sputters, when people lose their jobs, they know which party to blame, the party of high taxes. Let's don't be the...
  • Actor Stephen Baldwin Arrested for Failing to Pay Income Taxes

    12/06/2012 6:57:53 PM PST · by Mozilla · 48 replies
    patch.com ^ | 12-6-12 | William Demarest
    Actor Stephen Baldwin has been arrested on a charge of Repeated Failure to File Personal Income Tax Returns, a class “E” Felony, according to Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe and New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Thomas H. Mattox. Baldwin, 46, a resident of Upper Grandview in Rockland County, is accused of failing to file New York State Personal Income Tax Returns for years 2008, 2009 and 2010. In total, Baldwin’s tax liability to the State of New York, including penalties and interests, is more than $350,000. “At a time when Rockland County and New York...
  • Donald Trump Endorses Pal Anna Wintour for Ambassador (to the Court of St James)

    12/06/2012 6:14:55 PM PST · by drewh · 14 replies
    Fashionista ^ | Thursday, December 6th, 2012 at 12:00 | by Dhani Mau
    Donald Trump Endorses Pal Anna Wintour for Ambassador Despite their disparate political beliefs and the fact that there is no actual confirmation that Anna Wintour is being considered for an ambassador position, Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to endorse her. He Tweeted yesterday, I am happy to hear that Pres.Obama is considering giving Anna Wintour @voguemagazine an ambassadorship. She is a winner & really smart! We can’t disagree, but we’re a little…surprised. In this past election, Trump endorsed and threw tons of money at the Romney campaign, and has said some pretty nasty things about the current president, for...
  • ObamaCare is Not a Sure Thing

    12/06/2012 6:13:00 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 13 replies
    Eagle Forum ^ | 12-5-2012 | Phyllis Schlafly
    ObamaCare is Not a Sure Thing by Phyllis Schlafly December 5, 2012 Those who thought ObamaCare was set in concrete by Chief Justice John Roberts’ decision last June are in for a shock. December 14 is the new deadline (extended from November 16) for states to let the feds know, yea or nay, whether or not they will be setting up a health insurance exchange, which is the key to participating in the misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Obama’s belief that the public would warm up to his signature legislation once it became the law of the land...
  • California teachers union video features ‘rich’ urinating on the ‘poor’

    12/06/2012 6:10:10 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 17 replies
    Eagle News ^ | December 4, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    SACRAMENTO – A new video produced by the California Federation of Teachers – which could be playing in your child’s classroom as we speak – drums up the typical class warfare images we’ve come to expect from Big Labor. “Tax the Rich: An Animated Fairy Tale,” written by CFT staffer Fred Glass (2011 compensation: $139,800) and narrated by proud leftist actor (and 1 percenter) Ed Asner, advocates for higher taxes on the “rich” as the cure for government’s insatiable thirst for spending. The video claims the rich got rich through tax cuts and tax loopholes and even tax evasion. But...
  • Can a Republican Take Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Old Seat?

    12/06/2012 5:59:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Chicago Heights Patch ^ | 12/06/12 | Christopher Paicely
    Can a Republican Take Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Old Seat?Lenny McAlister thinks his chances are good, but will 2nd District voters look beyond the "R" on the ballot? By Christopher Paicely One Republican has entered the race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. as the United States representative for the 2nd District. Lenny McAllister has no legislative experience and has never won an election, but he's hoping to win a seat held by Democrats for more than 50 years. And let's not forget a Republican was unable to come close to beating a nigh-nonexistent congressman back in November.
  • Obama: Give Me Debt Ceiling Power Or I’ll Veto My Own Tax Proposal

    12/06/2012 5:54:54 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 39 replies
    freedom outpost ^ | 12-6-12 | tim brown
    In case there is still anyone out there that continues to believe that the 2008 campaign lines that Barack Obama gave about changing the way Washington works, stopping “politics as usual,” and providing more transparency in government are true, then get a load of this. On Wednesday, Obama demonstrated just how partisan and how much of a power grabber he is. He indicated that if he were not given unlimited powers to raise the debt ceiling, apart from Congressional approval, that he might just veto his own tax hike proposal should it come to his desk. As Obama addressed corporate...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 12-6-12

    12/06/2012 5:52:50 PM PST · by dynachrome · 22 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 12-6-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Pearl Harbor survivor helps identify unknown dead

    12/06/2012 5:50:29 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 23 replies
    KHON 2 TV ^ | Thursday, December 6, 2012 | Associate Press
    Honolulu (AP) - Ray Emory could not accept that more than one quarter of the 2,400 Americans who died at Pearl Harbor were buried, unidentified, in a volcanic crater.... Emory, a survivor of the attack,... On Friday, the 71-year anniversary of the Japanese attack, the Navy and National Park Service will honor the 91-year-old former sailor for his determination to have Pearl Harbor remembered, and remembered accurately.
  • Vatican to begin tracking clergy and employees with RFID cards

    12/06/2012 5:45:51 PM PST · by haffast · 28 replies
    examiner.com ^ | December 2, 2012 | Jake Jones
    We have learned today that the Vatican has decided to use an ID card that has a micro-chip device embedded inside the card that is capable of being used as a tracking device. This card will be given to clergy and employees. A source inside the Vatican acknowledged that they have been thinking about this for years, but declined to give any details of the discussions. The common name for such devices is RFID or Radio Frequency Identification devices. The issuance of these devices will probably take place on or about Jan. 1, 2013. The Vatican sees the need for...
  • DeMint takes parting shot at Boehner

    12/06/2012 5:44:17 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | Thursday December 6, 2012
    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), who shocked Washington on Thursday with the announcement that he would resign his Senate seat in January to become president of the the Heritage Foundation, sent a parting shot at Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) over the “fiscal cliff” negotiations. “I’m not with Boehner,” DeMint said on CNN’s "The Situation Room." “This government doesn’t need any more money, this country needs less government.” “Speaker Boehner’s $800 billion tax hike will destroy American jobs and allow politicians in Washington to spend even more, while not reducing our $16 trillion debt by a single penny,” he said in a...
  • Chris Matthews: Bill Clinton Is the Best Person to Help Get You Into Heaven (barf alert!)

    12/06/2012 5:39:08 PM PST · by drewh · 25 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 06, 2012 | 11:56 | By Scott Whitlock
    Chris Matthews' affinity for Bill Clinton is well known. But on Wednesday's Hardball, Mathews argued that the Democrat would be the best lobbyist to get one into heaven. [See video below. MP3 audio here.] Talking to journalist Joe Klein and GOP strategist David Winston, Matthews lauded the former president's campaigning for Barack Obama. The liberal host enthused, "...I have to tell you, who would you rather have make your case to Saint Peter than this guy?" Clinton, of course, was accused of rape by Juanita Broaddrick, of sexual assault by Kathleen Willey and by Paula Jones of exposing himself. "This...
  • Satellites Could Detect Nuclear Tests

    12/06/2012 5:21:52 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 4 December 2012 | Carolyn Gramling
    Enlarge Image There’s the kaboom. Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory lower equipment underground for the September 1992 “Divider” nuclear test, the last such test that the United States conducted. Credit: Los Alamos National Laboratory SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA—Even when they're underground, nuclear tests can be detected in the skies—and as a result, global satellite networks could become a powerful new tool in the arsenal of weapons to help detect clandestine underground nuclear explosions, a team of scientists reported here today at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union. The International Monitoring System (IMS), established by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban...
  • Single mother in PA better off taking job for 29K with entitlements than a 69k job without

    12/06/2012 5:19:42 PM PST · by HawkHogan · 8 replies
    I just heard this statistic on O'Reilly, and found a discussion about it from July on another website. Check it out. Absolutely astounding!
  • Study: "Disappointly weak" link between salt and high blood pressure

    12/06/2012 5:15:19 PM PST · by shove_it · 53 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6 Dec 2012 | Lisa Collier Cool
    For decades table salt has been on a healthy heart’s most wanted list. Believing it’s responsible for skyrocketing blood pressure, Americans have banned salt from tables and stripped it from recipes. But new research says salt just might deserve a bit of a reprieve. The link between salt and blood pressure is thought to date back to the 1940s when Duke University researcher Walter Kempner, M.D., became famous for using salt restriction as a means to treat people with high blood pressure. During the next few decades, studies confirmed Kempner’s theory that reducing salt could help reduce hypertension. A Controversy...
  • UN Summit: Transforming Your Kids into "Climate Change Agents"

    12/06/2012 5:13:44 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 06 December 2012 | William F. Jasper
    UNICEF, UNESCO, and other UN agencies and NGOs have teamed up to flood classrooms with an ongoing tsunami of global-warming indoctrination. UN Summit: Transforming Your Kids into "Climate Change Agents" The New American 06 December 2012 Do your children (or grandchildren) have nightmares about the Earth melting or exploding due to human-caused global warming? Do they believe they have no future because our planet is dying, the icecaps and glaciers are melting, the sea levels are rising, islands and coastal areas are disappearing, polar bears and children are drowning, plant and animal species are rapidly going extinct, and extreme...
  • Michigan House passes right-to-work measure in defiance of angry unions, minority Democrats

    12/06/2012 5:01:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 74 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/6/12 | AP
    LANSING, Mich. — Michigan House passes right-to-work measure in defiance of angry
  • Gore to Obama: Talk is cheap on climate

    12/06/2012 4:58:04 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies
    Gore to Obama: Talk is cheap on climate By Ben Geman - 12/06/12 05:06 PM ET Al Gore is calling on President Obama to make climate change a higher priority in his second term. “I deeply respect our president and I am grateful for the steps that he has taken, but we cannot have four more years of mentioning this occasionally and saying it's too bad that the Congress can't act,” Gore said in New York City on Thursday, Reuters reports. The remarks come three weeks after Obama pledged to focus on climate but offered no specific second-term plans and...
  • Oyster company: Obama Admin’s faulty science shut us down (lawsuit)

    12/06/2012 4:41:14 PM PST · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    human events ^ | december 6, 2012 | Audrey Hudson
    A family oyster business recently shut down by the Obama administration’s demand that the public land on which it operates revert to a wilderness area is suing the federal government for what they say is an illegal taking of the property. “Our family business is not going to sit back and let the government steamroll our community, which has been incredibly supportive of us,” Drakes Bay Oyster Company said in a statement. Lawyers for the company, which is situated in Drakes Estero, a tidal inlet off Drakes Bay, will ask a judge in the Northern District of California’s District Court...
  • Depose John Boehner: Why Some Conservatives Are Calling for the Speaker's Head

    12/06/2012 4:26:04 PM PST · by lbryce · 26 replies
    The Week ^ | December 6, 2012 | Ryu Spaeth
    The Ohio Republican is facing a backlash for "purging" four ultraconservatives from important committees. "The Conservative Movement is capable of firing Boehner with just 16 votes," insists the right-wing American Majority Action group. "The Conservative Movement is capable of firing Boehner with just 16 votes," insists the right-wing American Majority Action group. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) pulled four ultraconservative House members from cushy committee assignments this week, a move that was widely perceived as a bid to exercise a degree of control over his raucous caucus. Boehner is in no mood for dissent as he tries to broker a budget...
  • (Howard) Dean: "The Truth Is Everybody Needs To Pay More Taxes, Not Just The Rich"

    12/06/2012 4:25:55 PM PST · by lowbridge · 44 replies
    HOWARD DEAN: The only problem is -- and this is initially going to seem like heresy from a progressive is -- the truth is everybody needs to pay more taxes, not just the rich. And it's a good start. But we're not going to get out of this deficit problem unless we raise taxes across the board, to go back to what Bill Clinton had and his taxes. And if we don't do that, the problem is the pressure is going to be on spending even more.
  • House committee purge may continue as Boehner tightens grip (Boehner threats to GOP "dissidents")

    12/06/2012 4:09:18 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/5/12 | David Lawder
    U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner's purge of some dissident Republican congressmen from key committees may continue as he seeks to tighten control over his unruly caucus ahead of difficult votes on "fiscal cliff" issues. House Republican lawmakers said on Wednesday that in addition to the four conservatives who were stripped of their committee assignments earlier this week, other unnamed lawmakers were warned that their votes need to be more in line with party leadership and committee chairmen. In effect, these congressmen are not "team players"
  • How fracking could save the dollar

    12/06/2012 4:05:05 PM PST · by SteelToe · 8 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | December 5, 2012 | Michael Casey
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Ever since the Reagan years, America has played a singularly important role in the global economy as its largest net borrower. Thanks to the shale energy revolution, that’s beginning to change. The implications for the dollar are profound. The U.S. is on track to become the world’s largest oil producer in eight years and the biggest producer of gas in five, according to the International Energy Agency, which projects energy self sufficiency in 25 years. That remarkable turnaround not only shifts the U.S. relationship with the Middle East but, as economists at RBC Capital Markets predicted...
  • Fmr. Thatcher advisor Lord Monckton evicted from UN climate summit after challenging global warming

    12/06/2012 3:47:41 PM PST · by GVnana · 26 replies
    ClimateDepot ^ | 12/6/2012
    Fmr. Thatcher advisor Lord Monckton evicted from UN climate summit after challenging global warming -- 'Escorted from the hall and security officers stripped him of his UN credentials' Excerpt: UK's Lord Christopher Monckton, a climate skeptic, gets evicted After the news conference, and as diplomats gathered for the climate conference president's assessment of how close countries are to agreement, Monckton quietly slipped into the seat reserved for the delegation of Myanmar and clicked the button to speak. "In the 16 years we have been coming to these conferences, there has been no global warming," Monckton said as confused murmurs filled...
  • FEMA teams told to 'sightsee' as Sandy victims suffered

    12/06/2012 3:32:59 PM PST · by Doogle · 21 replies
    FOX ^ | 12/06/12 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Hurry up and wait. That’s what first responders were left to do after being deployed by FEMA to assist in the storm-ravaged areas in the initial days after superstorm Sandy, FoxNews.com has learned. A FEMA worker who spoke to FoxNews.com described a chaotic scene at New Jersey's Fort Dix, where emergency workers arrived as the storm bore down on the Atlantic Coast. The worker said officials at the staging area were unprepared and told the incoming responders there was nothing for them to do for nearly four days. “They told us to hurry, hurry, hurry," the worker, who works at...
  • COL. DAVID HUNT ON THE LIBYAN WEAPONS SNAFU

    12/06/2012 3:30:26 PM PST · by jessduntno · 27 replies
    WRKO Boston ^ | Today | Howie Carr
    It has emerged that The White House secretly gave its blessing to arms shipments to Libyan rebels from Qatar last year and that these weapons were turned over to Islamic militants. We spoke to Fox News military analyst Col. David Hunt about this revelation. http://audio.wrko.com/a/67742793/col-david-hunt-on-the-libyan-weapons-snafu.htm
  • Is Western Intervention In Syria Imminent?

    12/06/2012 3:11:01 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 12/6/2012 | Ed Krayewski
    The NATO Alliance announced earlier this week that Patriot missles will be deployed in Turkey... The USS Eisenhowser was reported to arrived in the area yesterday off the Syrian coast in the Mediterranean. It holds 8,000 soldiers and eight fighter bomber squandrons. The U.S. Senate... has voted for the Pentagon to present military options available on Syria... ...