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  • HSBC to Pay Record Fine in Money Laundering Case ($1.92bn)

    12/12/2012 5:05:37 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | Dec. 12, 2012
    HSBC to Pay Record Fine in Money Laundering Case The U.S. Justice Department has filed court papers alleging felony criminal offenses against one of the world's largest banks, HSBC, in a New York federal court. HSBC announced earlier in the day that it has agreed to pay a record $1.92 billion fine to settle charges connected to a money laundering scheme in the United States. A U.S. Senate investigation published in July said HSBC had poor anti-money laundering controls in place and had shifted billions of dollars for Mexican drug lords, terrorists and governments under sanctions, including Iran and North...
  • Suburban supporters cheer concealed carry ruling; opponents want appeal(IL)

    12/12/2012 5:00:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    dailyherald.com ^ | 11 December, 2012 | Mike Riopell
    With a federal court ruling Tuesday possibly paving the way for those in Illinois to carry concealed weapons, some suburban officials are pushing to overturn the decision while others are now figuring out how a new law would work. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday in a 2-1 opinion that state lawmakers have 180 days to write a new law that legalizes concealed carry in Illinois. State Rep. Ed Sullivan, a Mundelein Republican, called the ruling “historic” and said now the sides have to negotiate what kinds of fees, training and restrictions a concealed carry law in Illinois...
  • The Internet Is a Dud

    12/12/2012 4:54:14 AM PST · by dennisw · 15 replies
    dailyreckoning ^ | Dec 11th | Bill Bonner
    - Daily Reckoning - http://dailyreckoning.com - The Internet Is a DudPosted By Bill Bonner On December 11, 2012 @ 4:38 pm The world today looks almost identical to the world of the 1960s because there have been very few important innovations since then. But you will leap to reply — the internet! Alas, electronic technology does not seem to noticeably increase output of stuff. The Internet affects our quality of life in many ways, but not our standard of living.The Internet was more or less fully built out in the US in the year 2000. All of a sudden, knowledge...
  • Campus Carry Bill Back On Tap For 2013 Session(NV)

    12/12/2012 4:52:35 AM PST · by marktwain
    carsonnow.org ^ | 11 December, 2012 | Sean Whaley
    CARSON CITY – A newly elected Republican state lawmaker plans to push forward with a bill next session to allow students and others with permits to carry concealed weapons on the campuses of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, R- Las Vegas, elected to Assembly District 4 in November, has submitted a bill draft request to prepare a measure for consideration in the 2013 legislative session. The one-line description for the request says: “Authorizes the possession of a concealed firearm on property of the Nevada System of Higher Education under certain circumstances.” Fiore, a lifetime member of...
  • Weekly job hours slashed below 30 as Obamacare kicks in

    12/12/2012 3:27:00 AM PST · by Jack023 · 35 replies
    NaturalNews.com ^ | 12/12/2012 | Mike Adams
    (NaturalNews) It is the ultimate example of how you reap what you sow: Huge numbers of American workers who voted for Obama are now seeing their own jobs slashed below 30 hours a week as employers desperately try to avoid "Obamacare bankruptcy." Obamacare mandates for businesses only apply to those working 30 hours a week or more, and while many businesses do not want to cut workers' hours, they are being forced to in order to stay afloat. This necessary action is causing businesses to lose money and become less competitive while at the same time destroying American jobs. Some...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - December 12, 2012

    12/12/2012 2:48:19 AM PST · by sneakers · 12 replies
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  • Dems Ask For Delay To Obamacare Med Device Tax They Voted For In The First Place

    12/12/2012 12:04:59 AM PST · by Lmo56 · 18 replies
    Americans For Tax Reform ^ | 12/11 | John Kartch
    In a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid, 18 Democrat senators and senators-elect have asked for “a delay in the implementation” of the Obamacare medical device tax. Like most of the significant tax increases in Obamacare, the medical device tax is scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2013, conveniently after the 2012 presidential election. Each of the 18 Democrat signatories voted for or supported Obamacare in the first place. And now they want a sweetheart exemption from one of its most onerous provisions. Even in Washington DC, that shows a lot of gall.
  • Object seen in orbit after North Korea carries out controversial rocket launch

    12/12/2012 1:37:35 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | December 12, 2012 | Jethro Mullen
    Object seen in orbit after North Korea carries out controversial rocket launch By Jethro Mullen, CNN December 12, 2012 -- Updated 0907 GMT (1707 HKT) Hong Kong (CNN) -- North Korea surprised and angered the international community Wednesday by launching a long-range rocket that appeared to put a satellite in orbit, a breakthrough for the reclusive, nuclear-armed state. The North Korean regime said the rocket had successfully blasted off from a space center on its west coast and delivered a satellite into its intended orbit. The launch followed a botched attempt in April and came just days after Pyongyang suggested...
  • Big Labor targets only non-union resort/casino in Las Vegas

    12/12/2012 1:28:50 AM PST · by Ron C. · 22 replies
    http://michellemalkin.com ^ | December 11, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    These are pictures of the amazing Salute Our Troops event from the Venetian/Palazzo last weekend. I’ll tell you more about it in a moment. But first, a little about the place. The workforce at Sheldon Adelson’s Venetian/Palazzo resort and casino in Las Vegas is non-union. It’s the only right-to-work sanctuary amidst the Big Labor-locked hotel complexes on the Vegas strip. As such, the Venetian/Palazzo has been a perennial target for disruptive union goons who can’t stand to see a successfully run mega-business with happy employees — not one of whom is forced to work there or forced to fork over...
  • Privacy leaks are still rampant in kids’ apps, FTC reports

    12/12/2012 1:27:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai
    PC World ^ | Dec 10, 2012 11:50 AM | Jared Newman
    Parents beware: Many iPhone and Android apps designed for children are playing fast and loose with privacy, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC just released a survey on kids’ apps in Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store for Android. Of the 400 apps surveyed, 60 percent sent out the device ID, mainly to third-parties such as ad networks or analytics companies. …
  • Mali names new prime minister after 'quasi-coup'

    12/12/2012 12:58:52 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    France 24 ^ | 12/12/2012 | Charlène Pelé
    Mali’s interim president has named longtime public servant Django Cissoko as the country’s new prime minister, hours after the former prime minister was arrested and forced to resign by the soldiers who staged the March coup. Mali’s interim president Diouncounda Traore has appointed Django Cissoko, a former Secretary General of the West African nation’s presidency, as prime minister, Mali state television said on Tuesday. Cissoko will replace Cheick Modibo Diarra, who was forced to resign earlier in the day after he was arrested by soldiers who staged a coup in the Sahel nation in March. The presidential decree read on...
  • [Red] CHINA AIDS NORTH KOREA'S MISSILE GAINS

    12/12/2012 12:34:08 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    AFPC Missile Defense Briefing Report ^ | 12/7/2012 | Richard Harrison and Nicholas Grothaus, eds.
    The United Nations is looking into how North Korea managed to acquire large mobile launch platforms despite the international sanctions that have been levied against the Stalinist regime. The transporter vehicles have several uses, but can most notably be utilized as a mobile platform for launching ballistic missiles. Pyongyang formally unveiled the launchers at a military parade back in April. Illicit transfers from China, the DPRK's largest source of missile technology, are suspected; in late October, China admitted that one of its state-affiliated companies sold such platforms to Pyongyang for use in logging operations, under condition they not be used...
  • 'Khartoum allowing Iran to establish Red Sea base'

    12/11/2012 11:16:42 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 12/11/2012 04:43 | By JOANNA PARASZCZUK
    Sudanese rebel groups say Khartoum reaching secret agreement with Tehran to establish an Iranian military base. Photo: Davoud Poorsehat/Reuters Sudanese opposition groups accused Khartoum this week of reaching a secret agreement with Tehran to establish an Iranian military base on the Red Sea.Anti-government newspaper Hurriyat Sudan cited an unnamed opposition source on Monday as saying that the Sudanese government had struck a deal with Iran for building a base on the Sudanese coast. Related: IRGC leaders opposed to bilateral talks with US Egypt's Morsi imposes martial law for referendum Meanwhile, Sudanese rebel group The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) said...
  • Inside the Boehner-Ryan Alliance

    12/11/2012 10:24:31 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 12-12-2012 | Robert Costa
    December 12, 2012 Inside the Boehner-Ryan Alliance Robert Costa Paul Ryan spent the summer and fall in the national spotlight, but this winter he’s a subdued presence. He’s rarely granting interviews, and his public appearances have been scattered, with the most high profile a speech at the Kemp Foundation dinner. His closest friends say that he wants to return to his work quietly, and that he’s uninterested in playing a prominent role in the fiscal-cliff debate, even though he’s the GOP’s reigning budget expert. “His speech at the Kemp dinner, where he spoke with Marco Rubio, showed a willingness to...
  • Welcome to the Salazar Wilderness

    12/11/2012 10:10:21 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 10, 2012 | MICHAEL MORITZ
    Shame on the Interior Department for trying to drum a family-owned enterprise out of business. After a seaside area has been designated as wilderness, when is it considered pristine enough by Washington's standards? Is it after airplanes have been banned from flying over it? After electricity pylons and telephone cables have been removed, cars and bikers prohibited, the roads torn up? When hikers are forbidden access to trails, and kayakers, sailors and snorkelers banished from the water? When eucalyptus trees and other foreign species are eradicated? Or only after Miwok Indians' arrowheads have been excavated and placed in a museum?...
  • America now recognizes Syria’s opposition as the legitimate representative of the Syria people

    12/11/2012 10:06:13 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9:21 pm on December 11, 2012 | Allahpundit
    This is being sold as a morale booster for Syria’s rebels as they press in to Damascus, but it’s really O’s way of justifying deeper U.S. intervention going forward as the country falls to pieces. See, it’s okay to get involved because there are now pro-western moderate Syrian leaders running the show n’ stuff: “We’ve made a decision that the Syrian Opposition Coalition is now inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of the Syrian population that we consider them the legitimate representative of the Syrian people in opposition to the Assad regime,” Obama said… “Obviously, with that recognition...
  • POLL to FREEP: Illinois’ ban on carrying concealed weapons was struck down. Agree or disagree

    12/11/2012 9:55:27 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 17 replies
    State Journal Register ^ | December 11, 2012 | steelers6
    The poll is about 1/3 page down on the right column. A federal appeals court Tuesday struck down Illinois’ ban on carrying concealed weapons. Do you agree or disagree with the court’s decision paving the way for legalized concealed carry in the state? Thank you for your vote. Agree 100% Disagree 0% Total votes: 4
  • Goodbye, fluorescent light bulbs: New lighting technology won't flicker, shatter or burn out

    12/11/2012 9:51:04 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies
    Phys.org ^ | December 3, 2012 | NA
    EnlargeWake Forest University physics professor David Carroll works with graduate student Greg Smith on new FIPEL lighting technology. Credit: Ken Bennett, Wake Forest University photographer Say goodbye to that annoying buzz created by overhead fluorescent light bulbs in your office. Scientists at Wake Forest University have developed a flicker-free, shatterproof alternative for large-scale lighting. The lighting, based on field-induced polymer electroluminescent (FIPEL) technology, also gives off soft, white light – not the yellowish glint from fluorescents or bluish tinge from LEDs."People often complain that fluorescent lights bother their eyes, and the hum from the fluorescent tubes irritates anyone sitting at...
  • Mexico: Rivera's plane hit with 'terrible' impact

    12/11/2012 9:34:36 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 62 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | Associated Press – 3 hrs ago | By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and PORFIRIO IBARRA RAMIREZ
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The plane carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera plunged almost vertically from more than 28,000 feet and hit the ground in a nose-dive at a speed that may have exceeded 600 miles per hour, Mexico's top transportation official said Tuesday. In the first detailed account of the moments leading up to the crash that killed Rivera and six other people, Secretary of Communications and Transportation Gerardo Ruiz Esparza told Radio Formula that the twin-engine turbojet hit the ground 1.2 miles from where it began falling. "The plane practically nose-dived," he said. "The impact must have been...
  • Are Unions Completely Overrun by Radicals?

    12/11/2012 9:18:18 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 27 replies
    The New American ^ | 09 June 2010 | Raven Clabough
    The behavior of large unions like the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), indicate the power of the radicals and Marxists in the unions. Are Unions Completely Overrun by Radicals? The New American 09 June 2010 On yesterday’s episode of the O’Reilly Factor, Bill O’Reilly asked, “Is corruption seeping into America’s big unions?” Fox News analyst Charles Krauthammer claimed, “The labor movement has always had its radicals and Marxists, but in America we’ve never had them take over the unions and become the dominating force.” However, in consideration of the behavior of large unions like the Service Employees International Union...
  • Agenda 21 Radio Live Thread Tue. 12/11/12 (9 - 10PM PT)

    12/11/2012 9:07:00 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 5 replies
    edtalkradio.com ^ | 12/11/12 | Paul Preston
    Agenda21Radio is hosted by Paul Preston and Chriss Street and airs Monday thru Friday from 9 to 10 PM Pacific Time on 1410AM Marysville, CA and is simulcast on MySYTV.com
  • Report: Obama to Talk to Iran, Leave Israel in the Cold

    12/11/2012 8:49:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 12/12/12 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama plans to soon propose to Iran that it negotiate directly with the Americans about its nuclear program, Channel 10 News reported on Tuesday. The report, which cited a senior American official, said that Obama's move was made without any coordination or consultation with Israel. According to the report, the Americans probably will allow a period of four to five months for negotiations with Tehran. If the talks fail, they may then resort to the military option. As well, Obama is planning to set preconditions for contacts with the Islamic Republic, including that it halt its uranium...
  • White House declines to condemn union violence in Michigan

    12/11/2012 8:37:01 PM PST · by Qbert · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/11/2012 | Neil Munro
    White House spokesman Jay Carney declined to condemn the increasing violence and threats by union members in Michigan, merely telling reporters Tuesday that “the president believes in debate that’s civil.” When asked by a reporter about a claim by Michigan state Democrat that “there will be blood” should Republicans pass a union-choice law in Michigan, Carney professed ignorance and then downplayed the comment. “I haven’t see those comments, and I’m not sure they mean what someone interprets them to mean,” he said. The union violence, which included at least one televised assault on a journalist, followed an Obama rally in...
  • HHS Tells States It Will Not Fund Partial Medicaid Expansion

    12/11/2012 8:24:22 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies
    Kaiser health news ^ | Dec 10, 2012 | By Phil Galewitz and Mary Agnes Carey
    The Obama administration answered a key question from governors on Monday with a clear "no": States may not expand Medicaid only part of the way and still get the additional federal funding provided in the Affordable Care Act. The decision, announced by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in a letter sent to governors, is significant because after the Supreme Court ruling in June made the Medicaid expansion optional, several states have floated the idea of a less generous expansion than called for in the federal health law. In a letter to governors, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, shown here...
  • Sen. Rand Paul Congratulates Michigan Right To Work Law

    12/11/2012 8:14:58 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 2 replies
    Rand Paul Senate ^ | Dec 11, 2012 | Rand Paul
    Sen. Rand Paul Statement on Michigan Right to Work Law Rand Paul Dec 11, 2012 WASHINGTON, D.C. -Sen. Rand Paul issued the following statement regarding Michigan's recently passed right to work legislation. "I offer my congratulations to the Michigan state legislature on their hard work on and passage of freedom in the workplace legislation, and to Gov. Rick Snyder for signing these bills into law, making Michigan the country's 24th Right to Work state," Sen. Paul said. "No one should be forced to join or pay dues in order to work. Voluntary associations will both preserve worker freedom and...
  • Teachers Unions Shut Down School Districts to Protest Right-To-Work Law

    12/11/2012 8:04:37 PM PST · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    With Michigan teachers unions outraged over the state’s new right-to-work law that allows teachers to work without joining the union, the state’s current teachers are preparing to close down schools in protest. To recap: unions are bankrupting Michigan schools and shutting them down as the localities run out of money. To stop that, Michiganders passed a right-to-work law. Now, in protest of that right-to-work law, unions want to shut down schools.
  • Can Jeb Bush sway the GOP on taxes, debt?

    12/11/2012 7:57:15 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | Jeff Smith
    Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, is a potential GOP candidate for the 2016 presidential election. (CNN) -- No American family embodies mainstream Republicanism more than the Bushes, noted a New York Times article this year. For three generations, Bush men have occupied towering positions in the party pantheon, and the party's demographic and ideological shifts can be traced through the branches of the Bush family tree: from Prescott, the blue-blooded Eisenhower Republican, and George H.W. Bush, the transitional figure who tried and failed to emulate the approach of the New Right, to George W. Bush, who embodied the new...
  • U.S. oil prices could sink to $50

    12/11/2012 7:54:12 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | Steve Hargreaves
    U.S. oil prices could sink to $50 a barrel at some point over the next two years, according to analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. But don't expect a corresponding drop in gas prices. Merrill analysts expect U.S. oil prices to still average about $90 a barrel over the same time period. Global oil prices meanwhile, which more closely dictate the price of gasoline in the United States, are expected to remain high as growth in global oil supplies lags population growth and economic output. The drop in U.S. oil prices would likely be temporary, caused by the difficulty...
  • Michigan right to work: Disappointed protesters return to Muskegon

    12/11/2012 7:50:31 PM PST · by quantim · 31 replies
    mlive.com ^ | December 11, 2012 at 7:37 | Delal Pektas
    MUSKEGON, MI -- Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed historic right to work legislation Tuesday with thousands of protesters in the Capitol. Among them were at least five busloads of union members and supporters from the Muskegon area. All five buses left Tuesday morning and joined 10,000 other protesters in Lansing. Around 5:20 p.m., a bus full of disappointed protesters returned to the CIO hall on Western Avenue in downtown Muskegon. “It wasn’t fair at all. It was partisan politics to its finest,” Don Kosheba of Ravenna said of the day's activities in the state House and Senate. “It’s bad for...
  • Secession petitions: Why Americans don't really want to break up

    12/11/2012 7:37:52 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | Sunday, December 9, 2012
    Independence movements are on the march in many Western countries, but the secessionists who have been making news in the US since last month's election are not, realistically, going anywhere. Americans are, in fact, unusually keen to stick together. Why is this? The USA is a divided country, we're often told, polarised in a cultural civil war between the blue and red bits on its map. Unlike almost all of their Western counterparts, however, Americans appear remarkably happy to stay together despite their differences. While separatist parties are thriving in Canada and Europe, recent bids to take individual states out...
  • 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...