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  • Congressmen Confront EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Over Use of Alias 'Richard Windsor'

    12/17/2012 6:45:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/16/12 | Daniel Halper
    Two members of Congress sent a letter to EPA administrator Lisa Jackson over her use of the alias "Richard Windsor." The congressmen, Fred Upton and Cliff Stearns, want Jackson to explain her actions. lisa jackson "In recent weeks, questions have been raised in Congress and among public interest groups about the use of one or more secondary email accounts and aliases by you and potentially other officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)," they wrote in a letter addressed to Jackson. "Given your reported use of at least one alias email account in your conduct of agency business, we write...
  • The Solution to our Nation’s ‘Gun Problem’

    12/17/2012 6:44:35 AM PST · by IbJensen · 35 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | December 15, 2012 | Gary DeMar
    Killing people is a moral problem not a societal problem. There are few people who want to talk about morality these days. It’s no wonder that there are no longer any moral taboos. What was considered immoral 40 years ago is being made formally legal today by voters, legislators, and our courts. I believe there is a relationship between “defining deviancy down” and an increase in the disregard for other people. An uptick in ‘Moral Misfits‘ is the result. The usual suspects are out in force calling for additional gun-control measures. School children are most vulnerable to gun violence. They...
  • CIA: Pollard's life sentence due to ‘Post’ interview

    12/17/2012 6:39:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 12/17/12 | Gil Hoffman
    Declassified CIA damage assessment of Jonathan Pollard case says he violated plea bargain terms by giving interview to 'Post.' Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard received a life sentence because he violated a plea agreement he had signed, by giving an unauthorized interview to The Jerusalem Post, according to the newly declassified 1987 CIA damage assessment of the Pollard case, published Friday by the National Security Archive at George Washington University. Judge Aubrey Robinson sentenced Pollard to life in prison in March 1987 despite a plea agreement in which Pollard agreed to cooperate with the investigation against him, in return for a...
  • Society Is Crumbling Right In Front Of Our Eyes And Banning Guns Won't Help

    12/17/2012 6:26:23 AM PST · by blam · 83 replies
    TEC ^ | 12-17-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Society Is Crumbling Right In Front Of Our Eyes And Banning Guns Won't Help By Michael snyderDecember 17, 2012 What in the world is happening to America? I have written many articles about how society is crumbling right in front of our eyes, but now it is getting to the point where people are going to be afraid to go to school or go shopping at the mall. Just consider what has happened over the past week. Adam Lanza savagely murdered 20 children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. 42-year-old Marcus Gurrola threatened to shoot...
  • Iranian State Press Praises Likely Obama Defense Nominee as 'Anti-Israel'

    12/17/2012 6:26:15 AM PST · by Perdogg · 4 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 7:43 AM, Dec 17, 2012 | By DANIEL HALPER
    Iranian state press, Press TV, is praising President Barack Obama's likely defense nominee as "anti-Israel," according to a piece published on the propaganda outlet's website. The piece is titled, "Obama expected to nominate anti-Israel Hagel as secretary of defense." The piece begins, "US President Barack Obama is expected to nominate former Senator Chuck Hagel, an outspoken critic of Israel, as the next Pentagon chief." Hagel has not yet been officially nominated for the defense secretary position, but all indicators suggest he's at the top of President Obama's list.
  • How to Stick it to Greedy Capitalists

    12/17/2012 5:59:44 AM PST · by econjack · 4 replies
    Daily Wealth ^ | 12/17/2012 | Dr. Steve Sjuggerud Dr. Steve Sjuggerud
    Governments in Europe and the U.S. have decided that bankers and investors need to be attacked... Last week, the European Union reached a deal with lawmakers to cap banker bonuses at twice their salaries. And we know that U.S. lawmakers plan to dramatically increase taxes on investors – by increasing taxes on dividends and capital gains. You've got to PUNISH those greedy bankers and investors... right? What good are they, right? But is that right? Consider this: Japan's government is going the opposite way... Japan's government is – God forbid – encouraging investment. Can you imagine such a thing?
  • The deadliest school massacre in US history

    12/17/2012 5:43:25 AM PST · by Notary Sojac · 27 replies
    Quartz.com ^ | Decmber 15, 2012 | Lenore Skenazy
    In the end there were 38 children dead at the school, two teachers and four other adults. I’m not talking about the horrific shooting in Connecticut today. I’m talking about the worst school murder in American history. It took place in Michigan, in 1927. A school board official, enraged at a tax increase to fund school construction, quietly planted explosives in Bath Township Elementary. Then, the day he was finally ready, he set off an inferno. When crowds rushed in to rescue the children, he drove up his shrapnel-filled car and detonated it, too, killing more people, including himself. And...
  • School 'gun free zones' are death traps

    Thirty-two thousand Americans are killed each year in automobile accidents, and the President sheds no tears for them. The deaths aren't on the news, and there is no call to "ban cars" to prevent the deaths. Over 100,000 Americans are killed each year by government-approved pharmaceuticals, yet we never see all those dead bodies on the evening news. The government's horror at Americans dying, it seems, is highly selective. Only people killed with certain kinds of things -- such as guns -- are "celebrated" by the federal government. As the recent Newtown, Conn. school shooting reminds us, criminals pay no...
  • 'Disturbing' Video Shows 'Brutal' Israeli Occupation

    12/17/2012 5:27:48 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    A new video shows the Palestinian Authority under Israeli "occupation." PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas recently accused Israel of "waging a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people via the demolition of their homes" in Judea and Samaria. The photos speak for themselves. Video ......
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,December 17-21, 2012

    12/17/2012 5:18:23 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/ ^ | December 17-21,2012 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Da ily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000...
  • Gandhi advocated the right to bear arms

    Gandhi is known around the world as the master of "nonviolence." And yet, in the face of being threatened with bullying attacks, even Gandhi directly advocated the use of violence in the defense of the innocent. Had Gandhi been alive today and witnessed the senseless loss of life at Sandy Hook Elementary school, he would have advocated arming the principal and giving her a chance to protect innocent lives through the use of defensive violent action. Don't believe me? Read his own words... "I do believe that where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence I would advise...
  • Now Hiring: Senate Intern / Registered Sex Offender / Illegal Alien

    12/17/2012 5:07:39 AM PST · by IbJensen · 3 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 12/13/2012 | Grady Kerr
    Every politician chanted ‘Jobs, Jobs, Jobs,’ this past election cycle. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) was serious. So much so, his NJ office hired a promising 18 year-old intern named Luis Abrahan Sanchez Zavaleta. Trouble was, and allegedly much to the Senator’s surprise, Luis turned out to be a registered sex offender. He was also an “undocumented immigrant” (a.k.a. an Illegal Alien) living the American Dream. Luis was arrested on December 6th and may soon be deported back to Peru. Senator Menendez defended his office’s action stating Luis was recommended and vetted by his school for the internship, not the Senators...
  • Asian Tigers Maul Obama and TPP – Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement

    12/17/2012 4:57:42 AM PST · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | December 11, 2012 | Staff
    On November 20, 2012 Asian nations gave President Barack Hussein Obama a finger in the eye. The meeting in Phnom Penn, Cambodia included 15 Asian nations, representing about half the world’s population. These nations informed the world of the creation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. That partnership excludes the United States. Meantime, Obama was in Cambodia selling Western snake oil: A noxious brew created behind closed doors in the bowels of the secretive Obama Administration. Titled grandly, the ‘Trans Pacific Partnership,” or TPP, could have been called Tales of Narnia and would have meant about as much to the...
  • Japan: Magnitude 10 temblor could happen: study (once in 10K years)

    12/17/2012 4:10:24 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Japan Times ^ | Dec. 15, 2012
    Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 Magnitude 10 temblor could happen: study Kyodo It is theoretically possible that the world could see a quake with a magnitude of around 10, a researcher at Tohoku University told the government's Coordinating Committee for Earthquake Prediction, Japan. /snip A magnitude 10 quake would likely cause ground motions for up to an hour, with tsunami hitting while the shaking was still going on, according to the research. Tsunami would continue for several days, causing damage to several Pacific Rim nations.
  • N. Korea: Who Is the Mystery Man Next to Kim Jong-un?

    12/17/2012 3:51:07 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | Dec. 17, 2012
    Who Is the Mystery Man Next to Kim Jong-un? A mystery man was spotted next to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at a ceremony on Sunday marking the first anniversary of former leader Kim Jong-il's death. The man, dressed in a suit and tie, occupied a place close to the leader reserved for the No. 1 military official, and South Korean intelligence are trying to find out who he is. Since Kim Jong-un seems lately more concerned about his personal safety, the man may just be a body guard, an intelligence official here said. An unidentified man (marked) stands next...
  • THE ONLY HOPE (Sarah Palin on the Newtown, Connecticut shootings)

    12/17/2012 2:33:24 AM PST · by Bratch · 59 replies
    Facebook ^ | 12-17-2012 | Sarah Palin
    Unspeakable evil slammed America in the beautiful little town of Newtown, Connecticut, just days ago. No words can express the collective shock and sorrow shared by Americans who know the murder of innocent children is the most horrendous crime imaginable. The Connecticut state motto, “Qui transtulit sustinet,” promises that only God can sustain us. Though still insufficient and unfulfilling for the grieving families of these beautiful babies in the Lord's arms now, perhaps those words are all the inconsolable loved ones can hold on to at this time. May God show His sustaining love to them right now. Please Lord....
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - December 17, 2012

    12/17/2012 2:19:12 AM PST · by sneakers · 5 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 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 http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-p34761/
  • MPs and Peers launch gay marriage rebellion, saying Cameron has “no mandate” (UK)

    12/17/2012 1:05:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:00PM GMT 16 Dec 2012 | John Bingham
    The scale of rebellion David Cameron faces over same-sex marriage is made clear as dozens of MPs and peers signed up to a new cross-party alliance publicly pledging to resist the move. Almost 60 members of the Commons and Lords have signed a letter to The Daily Telegraph accusing the Coalition of acting without a mandate. In a strongly-worded statement, they pour scorn on the Government’s consultation process, which they say is mired in doubts over its legitimacy. And they accuse the Coalition of “plowing on regardless” in the face of what they describe as an “overwhelming public response” of...
  • France and the Prospects for Military Intervention in Mali

    12/17/2012 12:53:25 AM PST · by bruinbirdman
    Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Monitor ^ | 12/14/2012 | Pascale Combelles Siegel
    The rise of local Islamists in Ansar al-Din and their alliance with AQIM and the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJWA) in northern Mali has only heightened Paris’ concerns, for the control of two-thirds of Mali by AQIM and like-minded Islamist groups is unacceptable. Officials in Paris foresee a risk that the region might turn into a “Sahelistan” where Salafi-Jihadist groups set up training camps and plot attacks on Western targets in Africa or Europe (Le Monde [Paris], August 4). French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves le Drian recently declared: “In Mali, it is our own security that...
  • (Walid) Phares: Egypt on Verge of Becoming a “Totalitarian Islamist State”

    12/17/2012 12:16:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 16 Dec 2012 05:02 PM | Paul Scicchitano
    Middle East expert Walid Phares says this weekend’s vote on a new Egyptian constitution is part of a broader strategy by President Mohammed Morsi to transform the country into a “totalitarian Islamist state” like Iran. “They forced the referendum on Egyptians without judges, monitors, and under the pressure of their street militias,” explained Phares, an advisor to the anti-Terrorism Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives, said in an exclusive interview with Newsmax. “That’s what the forces of civil society are seeing today. Egypt is divided between the Islamists and the rest of the country.” …
  • 88 percent of Palestinians believe armed struggle is the best way to achieve independence

    12/16/2012 10:59:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | December 16, 2012, 11:39 pm | Elhanan Miller
    For the first time since 2006, more West Bank Palestinians support the political approach of Hamas as opposed to that of Fatah and its leader, Mahmoud Abbas, a new poll shows. And an overwhelming majority of Palestinians believe the results of the latest Hamas-Israel escalation that included Operation Pillar of Defense—Israel’s eight-day operation against terror targets in Gaza last month—prove that the armed struggle represents the best path to Palestinian independence. The poll, conducted earlier this month by the Arab World Research and Development (AWRAD), a Ramallah-based research center, sampled 1,200 Palestinians from both Gaza and the West Bank. It...
  • Hebron Palestinian group declares third intifada

    12/16/2012 10:51:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | December 15, 2012, 7:26 pm | Yifa Yaakov and Yoel Goldman
    A video released Saturday purports to show eight Palestinian terrorists from the West Bank city of Hebron declaring the start of the third intifada and announcing the creation of a united front against Israel, set to include representatives from groups both political and militant, such as Hamas, Fatah, Islamic Jihad, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PLO). … According to Ynet News, the men announced in Arabic that they support the recent UN recognition of the Palestinian National Authority as an observer state, but add that more remains to be done—a conquest of “all of Palestine, from...
  • Poll: US Support for Palestinian Authority Near All-Time Low

    12/16/2012 10:16:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 12/16/2012, 11:50 AM | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Only 10 percent of Americans sympathize with the Palestinian Authority, according to a new Pew Center poll, which shows that the United States public is also going isolationist.In answer to the question, “In the dispute between Israel and the Palestinians, which side do you sympathize with more, Israel or the Palestinians?”, 50 percent identified with Israeli and only 10 percent with the Arabs. … The overwhelming support for Israel in the poll was more prominent among Republicans and evangelical Christians. …
  • Virtually Absent From US Press Coverage of Egypt’s Constitution/Referendum: About Sharia Law

    12/16/2012 9:40:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 15, 2012 | 09:21 | Tom Blumer
    As voting on Egypt’s constitution begins, an Associated Press story this morning by Aya Batrawy and Sarah El Deeb typifies how the U.S. press is only nibbling around the edges of its content. The headline reads “EGYPTIANS VOTE ON ISLAMIST-BACKED CONSTITUTION.” In the story’s content, the pair found an 23 year-old Egyptian engineer who told them, in their words, that “he felt the proposed constitution needed more, not less, Islamic content,” and expressed a belief that “All laws have to be in line with Shariah.” Nice misdirection there. As Andrew McCarthy, “arguably the most important prosecutor in the War on...
  • Number the Nukes

    12/16/2012 9:22:19 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 14, 2012 | Bill Gertz
    Ex-Russian strategic commander says new Chinese missiles threaten 1987 U.S.-Russia arms treaty. A former commander of Russia’s nuclear forces warned the Obama administration this week that China’s short-range nuclear missiles are undermining the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty between the United States and Russia. Retired Col. Gen. Viktor Yesin, a former commander of Russia’s Strategic Rocket Forces, also said in an interview with the Washington Free Beacon that U.S. and Western arms specialists have dramatically underestimated China’s nuclear arsenal. Beijing’s warhead arsenal, he said, likely is between 1,600 to 1,800 nuclear warheads and bombs. Yesin met with Pentagon, military,...
  • Justice Department Killed Plans For Comprehensive Background Checks

    12/16/2012 9:11:46 PM PST · by GVnana · 7 replies
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 12/16/2012 | William Bigelow
    Those who believe that Barack Obama is an idealist first and a politician second are sorely mistaken. The Justice Department of the Obama administration decided one year ago, as his reelection effort was getting underway, to ignore proposals that would have allowed the background–check system for gun procurement to be more comprehensive. Some of these proposals made in a Justice Department study were: allowing the FBI access to other federal agencies’ information, as that would have enabled the FBI to make sure those who are banned from buying guns such as felons, drug users, mentally “defective” persons, domestic violence criminals,...
  • 'We Can't Tolerate This Anymore, These Tragedies Must End' [4th Trip: Ft.Hood, Tucson, & Aurora]

    12/16/2012 9:00:55 PM PST · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | December 16, 2012 | Ed Pilkington
    Obama: 'We Can't Tolerate This Anymore, These Tragedies Must End' President issues strongest call for change in gun policy of any political leader in a generation saying carnage must end Ed Pilkington in Newtown guardian.co.uk, Sunday 16 December 2012 Barack Obama delivered the most impassioned speech of his presidency on Sunday night, addressing the grieving families of Newtown, Connecticut with words of comfort while delivering a clarion call to the nation that enough was enough and that the "carnage" of mass shootings must end. White House observers had expected the president to give an emotional address that would skirt around...
  • Report: Ahmadinejad To Cancel Turkey Trip After 'WWIII Threat'

    12/16/2012 8:27:20 PM PST · by Fennie · 7 replies
    INN ^ | December 16, 2012 | By David Lev
    After threatening that Ankara could set off "World War III" if it allows the U.S. to deploy Patriot missiles on its border with Syria, a report Sunday said that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would not be visiting Turkey, as had been scheduled. Turkey's Hurriyet daily newspaper said that the cancellation of Ahmadinejad's visit had raised Turkish-Iranian tensions to new heights.
  • RJC: Hagel Appointment Would Be 'Slap in the Face' to Israel

    12/16/2012 8:18:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 12/16/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) announced its opposition to the potential appointment of former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) as Secretary of Defense, citing a long list of actions Hagel has taken that raise alarms about his failure to support Israel. Hagel is said to be the leading contender to replace Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who is expected to step down early next year. The RJC outlined a number of instances highlighting Hagel’s anti-Israel record: In August 2006, Hagel was one of only 12 Senators who refused to write the EU asking them to declare Hizbullah a terrorist organization; In October...
  • Gérard Depardieu to return French passport (was being taxed at 85% in France)

    12/16/2012 7:48:45 PM PST · by dennisw · 9 replies
    telegraph ^ | Dec 15th
    Gérard Depardieu has declared that he will return his French passport and leave his homeland, in an exasperated letter where he fired back at the French government's criticism of his decision to move to Belgium. It is addressed to Jean-Marc Ayrault, the French prime minister, who called Depardieu "pathetic" for wanting to move just over the French border to the wealthy Belgian town of Néchin, where he will evade the current Left-leaning government's tax hikes. "I am handing over to you my passport and social security, which I have never used," he said. "We no longer have the same homeland,...
  • Shooter with hit-list shot dead in AT&T store(NY, 2010)

    12/16/2012 6:58:00 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    wktv.com ^ | 27 May, 2010 | NA
    NEW YORK MILLS, N.Y. (WKTV) - Abraham Dickan, 79, of Utica, was angry with the employees at AT&T in New York Mills - anger that he had shown them many times before, but never in the way he did on Thursday, May 27. Shortly before 1 p.m. on that Thursday afternoon, Dickan walked into the cellular phone store on Commercial Drive, with a .357 magnum in his hand, and a list in his pocket containing the six names of the AT&T store employees to which he was holding such deep anger, and planned to kill as a result. "The suspect...
  • Man falls under street sweeper and dies after Brooklyn Nets game

    12/16/2012 6:35:48 PM PST · by billorites · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 16, 2012 | REBECCA HARSHBARGER, KAYLEE OSOWSKI and NATALIE O’NEILL
    This was not a clean death. A slow-moving street sweeper struck and killed a man near Barclays Center just hours after the Brooklyn Nets won with a homecourt buzzer-beater Friday night, cops said. Ronald Sinvil, 36, was crossing Flatbush Avenue near Atlantic Avenue at 1 a.m. and moved right into the path of the Sanitation vehicle — but was at first able to get back onto the curb when he heard the driver honking his horn and yelling at him, police sources said. The driver, who was headed northbound on Flatbush, then believed he was in the clear and continued...
  • Lieberman, Democrats want ban on assault weapons

    12/16/2012 6:25:59 PM PST · by quantim · 89 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Dec 16, 7:20 PM EST | ANNE FLAHERTY
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic lawmakers and independent Sen. Joe Lieberman said Sunday that military-style assault weapons should be banned and that a national commission should be established to examine mass shootings in the United States. The proposals were among the first to come from Congress in the wake of Friday's school shooting in Newtown, Conn. "Assault weapons were developed for the U.S. military, not commercial gun manufacturers," Lieberman said before a vigil Sunday night in Newtown. "This is a moment to start a very serious national conversation about violence in our society, particularly about these acts of mass violence," said...
  • Obamacare Gets Stunning Rebuke from 25 States

    12/16/2012 6:08:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 16 Dec 2012 06:41 PM | John O. Edwards
    December 14 has come and gone—and President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—better known as Obamacare—has received a stunning blow. State governments had until December 14, 2012 to decide whether or not they would build their own health insurance exchange, an online service that would allow individuals to purchase private health insurance if it wasn’t provided for by their employees. That date has now passed, and the exchange has been rebuked by half the states—with 25 state governments refusing to participate in this critical component of Obamacare. Their refusal won’t stop exchanges in their states. Under the law, states...
  • Obama's Sec Def Pick? I'm U.S. Senator, not Israeli Senator (Hagel)

    12/16/2012 6:07:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/16/12 | Politico
    POLITICO: In an interview with Aaron David Miller for his book published by Random House, "The Much Too Promised Land," Sen. Chuck Hagel spoke about Israel
  • Even in Medical School, Affirmative Action Rules

    12/16/2012 2:17:18 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 76 replies
    AmericanThinker ^ | December 16, 2012 | Chris Mondie
    When it comes to becoming a physician, the academic rigors, years of schooling, and personal sacrifice common to the effort are well-known. This process is a sort of rite of passage, an intellectual marathon that only the best and brightest can complete. As such, medical schools should select candidates best-suited to excel throughout school and cultivate the skills that will allow them to practice in the best health care system in the world. The process by which these candidates are selected, however, may come as a shock. In examining documents made public by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC),...
  • Egyptian Christian Women Banned From Voting in Yesterday’s Election

    12/16/2012 5:34:56 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    gateway ^ | December 16, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    The Muslim women could vote. Islamic winter. An Egyptian judge banned Christian women from voting in yesterday’s election. Al-Arabiya reported: A group of Egypt’s Christian women voters were banned on Saturday in Cairo’s Nasr City from casting their ballot in a disputed constitutional referendum, an Al Arabiya correspondent and AFP reported. Nasr City was the scene of mass rallies last night as Islamists who support President Mohammed Mursi took to the streets. Details of banning Coptic Christians from voting are not immediately available, but earlier the opposition National Salvation Front was quoted by AFP as saying that a judge in...
  • 'Wasn't The Connecticut Killer Just Doing What Abortionists Do Every Day?' Shocking Outburst By....

    12/16/2012 5:26:53 PM PST · by Steelfish · 68 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 16, 2012 | AMANDA WILLIAMS
    'Wasn't The Connecticut Killer Just Doing What Abortionists Do Every Day?' Shocking Outburst By Former SNL Star Sparks Outrage Comedian turned politico Victoria Jackson said 'this is what you get when you forget the Ten Commandments' The Facebook post - which has so far received more than 150 'likes' - also quickly attracted angry comments By AMANDA WILLIAMS 16 December 2012 Comedian turned political commentator Victoria Jackson has caused outrage by apparently comparing the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School with abortion. The former Saturday Night Live star, who is now an outspoken political conservative, posted a message on her...
  • Boehner offers to take debt limit off the table

    12/16/2012 5:20:21 PM PST · by Hoodat · 167 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 16 Dec 2012 | Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane
    House Speaker John A. Boehner has offered to push any fight over the federal debt limit off for a year, a major concession that would deprive Republicans of leverage in the budget battle but is breathing new life into stalled talks over the year-end “fiscal cliff.” The offer came Friday, according to people in both parties familiar with the talks, as part of the latest effort by Boehner (R-Ohio) to strike a deal with President Obama to replace more than $500 billion in painful deficit-reduction measures set to take effect in January. With the national debt already bumping up against...
  • Connecticut school shooting: Adam Lanza's mother was preparing for disaster(PREPPER BLAME)

    12/16/2012 5:18:35 PM PST · by RummyChick · 93 replies
    The telegraph ^ | 12/16 | jon swaine
    Nancy Lanza, whose gun collection was raided by her son Adam for Friday’s massacre at Sandy Hook school, was part of the “prepper” movement, which urges readiness for social chaos by hoarding supplies and training with weapons. “She prepared for the worst,” her sister-in-law Marsha Lanza told reporters. “Last time we visited her in person, we talked about prepping – are you ready for what could happen down the line, when the economy collapses?”
  • Another Fort Hood shooting: Military cops kill U.S. soldier during gunfight

    12/16/2012 4:51:31 PM PST · by LSUfan · 35 replies
    Law Enforcement Examiner ^ | 16 Dec 12 | Jim Kouri
    A U.S. soldier was killed Friday after he opened fire on members of the Military Police at the Fort Hood Army base in the state of Texas, according to a source. The MPs at Fort Hood while on routine patrol discovered a suspicious vehicle parked near the main gate of the base in the early morning, according to the law enforcement source.
  • Depardieu 'to give up passport' in tax exile row

    12/16/2012 4:51:20 PM PST · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    bbc.co.uk ^ | 12-16-12 | BBC
    French actor Gerard Depardieu says he is handing back his French passport after the prime minister criticised him for moving to Belgium to avoid taxes. In a letter to a newspaper he lambasted the French government for punishing "success, creation and talent". Last week the 63-year-old actor announced he was moving to the small Belgian town of Nechin just over the French border. French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault described the decision as "shabby". Next year, the top rate of income tax in France is due to become 75% on earnings above 1m euros. It is currently 50% in Belgium. "I...
  • Barney Frank won’t go quietly (big mouth goes Hollywood)

    12/16/2012 4:45:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/16/12
    Barney Frank won’t go quietlyBy ASSOCIATED PRESS | 12/16/12 12:53 PM EST **SNIP** Frank has retained Hollywood super-agent Ari Emanuel to ensure he is a paid fixture on cable television, the lecture circuit, in bookstores - and maybe the occasional sitcom or Broadway show. He has already sent his agent two book proposals, one offering a recipe for future liberal success and the other a “semi-memoir” about the history of the gay rights movement. And he leaves Washington with a particular disdain for Fox News. “I’m hoping to get paid well to do what I do now for nothing,” a...
  • Popularity of tiny Dutch Caribbean island soars following gay marriage

    12/16/2012 4:07:33 PM PST · by Salman · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/16/12 | AP
    ORANJESTAD, Aruba — A speck of an island in the Dutch Caribbean has become increasingly popular with gay couples after legislators legalized same-sex marriages in a region still openly hostile to gays and lesbians. Two men were recently married in Saba, marking the first ceremony of its kind in the region and setting off a frenzy of calls from gay couples in other Dutch Caribbean islands seeking to marry, said Julietta Woods with Saba’s Civil Registry office.”People keep calling me every second,” she said by telephone this week. As part of the Netherlands Kingdom, the islands of Saba, Bonaire and...
  • We Are Witnessing The Death Of Small Business In America

    12/16/2012 3:59:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    TEC ^ | 12/16/2012 | Michael Snyder
    Historically, small businesses have been the primary engine of new job creation in the United States. If the economy was getting healthy, we would expect to see the number of jobs at new businesses rise. Instead, we are witnessing just the opposite. We are told that the economy is supposed to be "recovering", but the number of "startup jobs" at new businesses has fallen for five years in a row. According to an analysis of U.S. Department of Labor data performed by economist Tim Kane, there were almost 12 startup jobs per 1000 Americans back in the year 2006....
  • Pope Warns 'Gay Marriage Is A Threat to Humanity'

    12/16/2012 3:40:10 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | January 10, 2012 | Benge Nsenduluka , Christian Post Contributor
    The Pope has again condemned same-sex marriage and on Monday warned that it is a threat to humanity. Speaking directly to international diplomats at a New Year’s address, Pope Benedict XVI acknowledged various economic and social factors that he says affect the world today. "Policies which undermine the family threaten human dignity and the future of humanity itself," The Pontiff said, according to Reuters. "The family unit is fundamental for the educational process and for the development both of individuals and states," he said. "Pride of place goes to the family, based on the marriage of a man and a...
  • Syrian VP: Neither Side Can Win Militarily

    12/16/2012 3:31:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/12 | Elad Benari
    Neither side in the conflict in Syria can win using military methods, the country’s vice president has admitted. In an interview with the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar, which will be published Monday and of which excerpts were released on Sunday, Syrian Vice President Farouk al-Sharaa said that “with every passing day, the military and political solutions get further away.” “The way events are heading will lead to an uncomfortable place where things will definitely go from bad to worse,” he told the newspaper. Al-Sharaa added, “We must be in the position of defending Syria’s existence. We are not in a battle...
  • Court Convicts Accessory to Fogel Murderers

    12/16/2012 3:26:06 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    The Military Court in Shomron (Samaria) convicted Yazed Hassan Mohammed Awad on Sunday of assisting the murderers of five members of the Fogel family in Itamar on March 11, 2011. According to the charge sheet against him, Awad gave shelter to some of the people involved in the multiple murders and attempted to obstruct justice by briefing the suspects regarding Shin Bet interrogation techniques. In addition, he held two M-16 weapons that were stolen in the course of the murderous attack. The defendant denied the charges but in view of the evidence, the court decided unanimously to convict him. Knesset...
  • Police arrest man with 47 guns after threatening to kill at ANOTHER elementary school

    12/16/2012 3:18:57 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 16, 2012 | Meghan Keneally
    Full Title Was: Police arrest man with 47 guns after threatening to 'kill as many people as possible' at ANOTHER elementary school at the SAME TIME as Connecticut massacre An Indiana man with 47 guns and stocks of ammunition was arrested after threatening to go into a local elementary school and 'kill as many people as he could before police could stop him'. Von Meyer, 60, was arrested on Friday after his wife called Cedar Lake police after he threatened to set her on fire and continue his violent spree by attacking a nearby elementary school. The loaded threat came...
  • Has life in America gone insane?

    12/16/2012 2:52:24 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun December 16, 2012
    (CNN) -- Taking attendance. That is the phrase used by the parent of a Sandy Hook Elementary School student, describing to a reporter what went on in the firehouse near the school as terrified mothers and fathers arrived in the minutes and hours after the shootings. The mothers and fathers looked anxiously for children who had lived through the shootings and had been brought into the firehouse. The surviving children and their parents found each other. But the other parents waited and waited. Their sons and daughters did not appear. And as the mothers and fathers who had been reunited...