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  • NYPD sergeant photographed with Obama at 9/11 ceremony, Stephanie Moses, found dead in apparent

    12/11/2012 7:36:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    N Daily News ^ | 12/11/12 | Joe Kemp AND Rocco Parascandola
    An NYPD sergeant who rose to fame when she was photographed with President Obama during a 9/11 anniversary wreath ceremony last year was found dead in an apparent suicide at her Long Island home Tuesday, sources said. The body of Sgt. Stephanie Moses, 40, was found in her Baldwin home in the early afternoon with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, the sources said. The 17-year veteran was a member of the department’s ceremonial unit.
  • TO MI FROM LA: RIGHT TO WORK LAWS CAN BE DEADLY!! (2009 Murder)

    12/11/2012 7:25:05 PM PST · by Bill Russell · 12 replies
    Pelican Publishing Company ^ | 2/17/2009 | Author not listed, excerpt from LSU Archives
    A Killing in Louisiana (Ref the 1976 passage of Louisiana's Right to Work Law) “Jim Leslie has been murdered!” I yelled to my wife Lowayne who was still in bed. “He was shot in a motel parking lot in Baton Rouge!” “Surely not,” she said, as she joined me in the kitchen. “Yes, it’s true.” We huddled around the radio and listened to the rest of the alarming story. The reporter said that the early indications were that a hit man with ties to organized labor had killed him. Leslie was the architect of the public relations and advertising campaign...
  • Nikki Haley’s short list includes Tim Scott, Jenny Sanford

    12/11/2012 7:23:11 PM PST · by redk · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 11, 2012 | Aaron Blake
    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) has narrowed her list of potential Senate appointees down to five — including the state’s former first lady Jenny Sanford. A person close to the process confirms that the five names under “active consideration” are Sanford, Rep. Tim Scott, Rep. Trey Gowdy, former state attorney general Henry McMaster and Catherine Templeton, the director of the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.
  • Rep. Amash Signals Revolt Against (Speaker of the House) Boehner

    12/11/2012 6:53:58 PM PST · by drewh · 19 replies
    Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, booted last week from his seat at the Budget Committee for not towing the GOP line, signaled a possible revolt against House Speaker John Boehner during an interview on Friday. In the interview with CNN’s Starting Point, Rep. Amash said he hasn’t committed to voting for Speaker Boehner when the House holds its all-important organizational vote early next year. “We’re going to see how the next few weeks go and whether he’s willing to make amends,” Rep. Amash said. “Right now I’m not very happy with the Speaker.” When the House re-convenes and organizes on January...
  • Masked gunman kills self after opening fire at Oregon mall, killing 2

    12/11/2012 6:46:35 PM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 60 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 12/11/2012 | Unatributed
    A gunman who witnesses say was wearing camouflage and a white plastic mask opened fire in a shopping mall near Portland, Ore., in a rampage that left three dead, including the shooter, and multiple wounded, police said. Authorities say police "neutralized" the gunman but have yet to elaborate on how he died. Witnesses described a harrowing scene, as the gunman appeared to be dressed in body armor while firing off an estimated 60 shots from a semi-automatic rifle. One witness told KPTV that the gunman ran past her and her boyfriend and "had the look of death in his eyes."
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson calls for a ‘major strike’ after Michigan right-to-work laws pass

    12/11/2012 6:45:10 PM PST · by Justaham · 56 replies
    On MSNBC this afternoon, Rev. Jesse Jackson called for workers across the nation to hold a major one day strike in protest of the new ‘right-to-work’ laws that passed in Michigan today. “I never thought it would go this far north,” a disappointed Jackson said about the right-to-work movement. “And, yet, these workers in this state must fight back and draw a line in the sand.” Jackson called for a “major strike,” and a “major march on Washington.” “It’s time for a massive, dissident, direct action to bring about the ship in the flow of the wind,” he added.
  • Marriage Is A Private Matter That's None Of The Federal Government's Business

    12/11/2012 6:42:39 PM PST · by billflax · 28 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/11/2012 | Bill Flax
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently opted for two cases pertaining to same-sex marriage. Windsor v. United States challenges the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. Had Edith Windsor's deceased “spouse” been a man she would have been saved $363,000 in estate taxes. The other concerns the Ninth Circuit’s overturning Proposition 8; a successful ballot initiative which prevented same-sex marriage in California. Leave lawyering to lawyers, but when pendulums swing sometimes they return like wrecking balls smacking those who previously prodded the pendulum. Government, at least Washington, should not interfere in marriage. It has, sometimes at the insistence of those most adamantly...
  • 'Dehumanizing’ Gays? Scalia Defends His Views on Banning Gay Marriage During Princeton Speech

    12/11/2012 6:41:02 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 2 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | December 11, 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday found himself defending his legal writings that some find offensive and anti-gay. Speaking at Princeton University, Scalia was asked by a gay student why he equates laws banning sodomy with those barring bestiality and murder. “I don’t think it’s necessary, but I think it’s effective,” Scalia said, adding that legislative bodies can ban what they believe to be immoral.
  • Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges

    12/11/2012 6:39:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges U.S. Attorney’s Office December 11, 2012 Southern District of Alabama MOBILE, AL—U.S. Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama and Stephen E. Richardson, Special Agent in Charge of the Mobile Division of the FBI, announced that Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, 25, and Randy Wilson, also known as Rasheed Wilson, 25, both U.S. citizens living in Mobile, were arrested today on terrorism charges filed in the Southern District of Alabama. A criminal complaint signed on December 10, 2012, charges Abukhdair and Wilson with conspiring to...
  • 526,421 family farms threatened by new death tax

    12/11/2012 6:29:48 PM PST · by george76 · 48 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 11, 2012 | | Paul Bedard
    New legislation that jumps the death tax to 55 percent of estates exceeding $1 million threatens 526,421 family farms, of about 25 percent of all farms in America. ... Farm values are largely tied up in non-liquid assets like land, buildings, and livestock. Many farm and ranch families would be forced to sell their assets to satisfy Washington Democrats' insatiable appetite for tax money. Up to 24 percent of America's farm and ranch families could be forced to hand over a large chunk of their heritage to the Internal Revenue Service when a family member dies. This would economically devastate...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 12-11-12

    12/11/2012 6:28:25 PM PST · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 12-11-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Unhinged Chris Matthews Berates Conservative Guest 13 Times: 'Who's Paying Your Salary?'

    12/11/2012 6:19:04 PM PST · by chessplayer · 41 replies
    An unhinged Chris Matthews on Tuesday berated a representative of Americans for Prosperity with the same question 13 times. Talking to Scott Hagerstrom, the Hardball anchor didn't seem to hear the answer, despite Hagerstrom repeating it over and over. Matthews fumed, "Well, who's paying your salary?" [See a montage video below. MP3 audio here.] A calm Hagerstrom appeared on the show to discuss the just-passed right-to-work law in Mighican. He explained, "I work for Americans for Prosperity...This is about freedom for everybody." Matthews repeated over and over: "Who's paying your salary?...No, but who's paying your salary to do it? Who's...
  • Reviewer Happy That Teen Favorite Bruno Is Singing About Having Cocaine-Fueled 'Gorilla' Sex

    12/11/2012 6:03:44 PM PST · by chessplayer · 13 replies
    Washington Post music critic Allison Stewart is one of those people who can’t tolerate the idea that listeners under 16 might favor a singer who isn’t “edgy.” In her review of the second album from schoolgirl favorite Bruno Mars, Stewart complained, Mars has been too “vanilla,” too “edgeless,” too “mild to the point of being dead,” and hence he’s “too amiable to give these songs any real misogynistic bite.” But Stewart is pleased this is “not your mother’s Bruno Mars album,” since she can approve of a song with lyrics about getting drunk, snorting cocaine, and making love like zoo...
  • Gunmen break into St. Petersburg home and test mettle of parents with newborn, police say

    12/11/2012 6:00:46 PM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | 10 December, 2012 | Peter Jamison
    ST. PETERSBURG — If the safety of those you love was threatened, how would you respond? Many people contemplate this question with commingled curiosity and fear. For Jeremy Reed and Anna Soto, the answer came early Sunday when a pair of violent men burst into the bedroom where they slept with their 7-day-old daughter. -------------------------------cut------------------------ By then, one of them had grabbed the keys to Soto's Mazda 6. They barreled out the front door and into the car. Reed ran back to the bedroom and emerged with a .22 rifle belonging to Soto. He stepped outside and pointed the gun...
  • Sonia Sotomayor reveals that her husband brought a bag of Quaaludes to their wedding night

    12/11/2012 6:00:40 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 87 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/11/12
    She also told other unusually personal stories about her upbringing in the Bronx, like how she unknowingly brought her cousin to a drug den where he shot up heroin. Sotomayor went on to describe how her personal health battle with diabetes caused her to fear dying at a young age and, in turn, stopped her from having children. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told of these intimate stories about her upbringing in her memoir, titled 'My Beloved World', which is due to be released in January.
  • Police: Conn. man posed as doctor to examine women

    12/11/2012 5:44:46 PM PST · by massmike · 17 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 12/11/2012 | Matt Stout
    A Connecticut man is in custody after police say he concocted a twisted scheme in which he lured women to his Salisbury beach home, told them he was a doctor and performed invasive exams — all while hidden cameras rolled. David E. Anderson, 44, was ordered held on $500,000 cash bail in Newburyport District Court, where he pleaded not guilty to several charges, including possession of child pornography and four counts of photographing an unsuspecting nude person, according to the Essex County District Attorney’s office. The Newtown, Conn., man is also accused of secretly videotaping underage girls at the Salisbury...
  • Former Sweetwater Cop Executed for Nine Murders

    12/11/2012 5:40:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    SunSentinel ^ | December 11, 2012
    A former Florida police officer was executed Tuesday night for the murder of nine people 26 years ago.
  • North Korea launches rocket in defiance of critics

    12/11/2012 5:24:42 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    North Korea launches rocket in defiance of critics 8:07pm EST SEOUL (Reuters) - Isolated and impoverished North Korea launched its second long- range rocket of 2012 on Wednesday in what it said was a bid to put a satellite into space. The North launched the rocket close to the first anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong-il and as elections loom in South Korea and Japan. The launch, reported by South Korean media, was confirmed by South Korea's Defense Ministry. Pyongyang says it is entitled to launch a satellite into space but critics say the rocket development is...
  • Scarborough: Conservative Media 'Destroying' Republican Party

    12/11/2012 5:23:54 PM PST · by drewh · 18 replies
    Andrew Brietbart's Big Journalism ^ | 10 Dec 2012 | Larry O'Connor
    Joe Scarborough, MSNBC's "House Conservative," showed his desperation to please his liberal audience today on his 2nd place cable morning show "Morning Joe." Watch the video below to see the former Republican congressman explain that the conservative movement has lost its way thanks to "talk radio hosts and bloggers" who are "making tens of millions of dollars. They’re getting rich, and hey’re irrelevant." In the world according to Joe, major media companies throw millions of dollars to tv and radio hosts based on their LACK of significance. Scarborough spoke in shallow vagaries, in keeping with the show's grueling format which...
  • Paulson, Bernanke, And Geithner: You Were Right - We Were Wrong — Thank You For Saving The Economy

    12/11/2012 5:22:45 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-11-2012 | Mark Dow
    It's Time To Tell Paulson, Bernanke, And Geithner: You Were Right And We Were Wrong — Thank You For Saving The Economy Mark Dow, Behavioral MacroDec. 11, 2012, 2:07 PM URL Mark Dow is a proprietary trader and author of the blog Behavioral Macro. The U.S. Treasury this morning rid itself of the last piece of exposure it had to AIG, the insurer at the center of the 2008 financial crisis. Both the Fed and the U.S. Treasury intervened heavily during the crisis, with the ostensible objective of stabilizing the system and circuit-breaking the self-reinforcing fear that was already rippling...