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  • HBO producing Scorsese-directed Bill Clinton documentary

    12/17/2012 11:27:11 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    HBO producing Scorsese-directed Bill Clinton documentary By Daniel Strauss - 12/17/12 01:52 PM ET HBO is producing a documentary about former President Bill Clinton by Oscar winning director Martin Scorsese. The channel announced Monday that Clinton had given Scorsese full cooperation for the movie. "I am pleased that legendary director Martin Scorsese and HBO have agreed to do this film," Clinton said in a statement. "I look forward to sharing my perspective on my years as president, and my work in the years since, with HBO’s audience." HBO officials said the documentary will give Clinton a new chance to reflect...
  • Professor calls for assassination of NRA CEO

    12/17/2012 11:16:38 AM PST · by oliverdarcy · 107 replies
    A professor of history turned to Twitter over the weekend to call for the death of National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre, branding the gun rights group he heads as a terrorist organization. “[I] want Wayne LaPierre’s head on a stick,” Erik Loomis, a professor at the University of Rhode Island (URI), tweeted.
  • Taliban claims responsibility after deadly car bomb hits US compound in Kabul

    12/17/2012 11:15:00 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | Monday, December 17, 2012 | Associated Press
    Kabul –  A car bomb exploded outside of a compound housing a U.S. military contractor in the Afghan capital Monday, blowing apart an exterior wall, killing at least two Afghan workers and wounding more than a dozen other people, company representatives and police said. In another part of the country, a suspected landmine killed 10 young girls, police said. The blast on the outskirts of Kabul sent a plume of smoke up in the air and shook windows more than a mile away in the city center. The security officer for Contrack, a McLean, Va.-based company that builds facilities for...
  • Plan to Pipe Missouri River Water to Colorado

    12/17/2012 11:03:53 AM PST · by dirtboy · 53 replies
    CBS St Louis ^ | 12/11/12
    DENVER (KMOX) - The battle for more river water is about to get even more serious. Along with the debate over whether to send more water down the Missouri River for navigation purposes, enter Colorado in the picture. The Colorado River is low on water and, according to the New York Times, a plan by the Federal Bureau of Reclamation is about to be revealed that would take water from the Missouri River and send it into a 600 mile pipeline to the Colorado River. It would provide the Colorado River Basin with 600,000 acre-feet of water each year. The...
  • REPORT: NBC REPORTER RICHARD ENGEL MISSING IN SYRIA (Found, #140)

    12/17/2012 10:56:28 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 153 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 17, 2012 | John Nolte
    NBC is unable to reach its Middle East bureau chief Richard Engel, who was also reporting from inside Syria.
  • Corpse Coup - Sandy Hook Shooting, Media and Medications

    12/17/2012 10:53:41 AM PST · by guyshomenet · 7 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 12/17/2012 | Guy Smith
    Twenty eight corpses hadn’t even cooled before Michael Bloomberg found a TV camera. (Seriously – it takes about several hours for a human body to reach room temperature, but Bloomberg needed less than three to stammer about what he did not know). Ignoring my rule for waiting two news cycles for solid facts to emerge, New York Mayor and perpetual odd job Michael Bloomberg sought to make political hay out of lifeless children before knowing even the most basic elements of last Friday’s Sandy Hook slayings. “Not even kindergarteners learning their A,B,Cs are safe,” was one Bloomberg bromide. Then again...
  • The United Kingdom says “Yes!” to fracking

    12/17/2012 10:06:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/17/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    The hydraulic fracturing, a.k.a. fracking, modern-day gold rush is quickly doing work on our global energy outlook. The improved technology and increased use of the decades-old technique has unlocked hitherto untapped reserves of oil and natural gas, bettering various countries economic opportunities by expanding domestic energy production and decreasing dependence on foreign sources. What’s more, natural gas has the potential to help the world lower their net carbon emissions, as we’ve already done in the United States.A lot of countries and interest groups have been resistant to allowing fracking, nervous about ostensible environmental concerns, but after extensive studies the world...
  • ‘What more do we require?’ to stop violence, Rev. Jackson asks

    12/17/2012 9:45:57 AM PST · by JustSayNoToNannies · 88 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 15, 2012 | JAMES SCALZITTI
    Whether it be a mass casualty shooting at a school or other public space in the United States or the regularly occurring gun violence on the streets of Chicago, “the people who are civilized must care enough to stop it now,” the Rev. Jesse Jackson said on Saturday. While speaking to the audience at the Rainbow-PUSH headquarters on the South Side, Jackson reflected on Friday’s shooting in Connecticut, as well as the ongoing violence on the streets of Chicago. Noting that, “It’s easier (in the United States) to buy a gun than a cup of coffee,” Jackson said, “None of...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,December 17, 2012

    12/17/2012 9:07:03 AM PST · by Biggirl · 96 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 17,2012 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Goodwill to Men (Erick Erickson on Sandy Hook Massacre)

    12/17/2012 9:05:37 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies
    http://www.redstate.com ^ | December 16, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    On Friday in Connecticut, more than two dozen, mostly children, were gunned down in an act of evil. I once read an account that young men killed on the beaches of Normandy, as they lay dying, called out for their mothers. I tear up at even the glancing thought of the cries of the children in Connecticut and dare not take the mental walk down that road. Children cry out for their mommy and their daddy. Young men on the battlefield, as death comes over them, do the same. It is a natural instinct at life’s end for the young....
  • Valerie Jarrett Pushed Away from Obama Toward End of Campaign

    12/17/2012 9:00:55 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    alerie Jarrett Pushed Away from Obama Toward End of Campaign Daniel Halper December 17, 2012 11:42 AM During the tail-end of the presidential campaign, Valerie Jarrett, a close aide to Barack Obama, was pushed away from the president. The news of the conflict is reported in a new Politico e-book, which came out today. "Obama adviser Jarrett — a close friend of the First Family but an unpopular figure with much of the president’s staff — was irritated with the debate prep team after the Denver debacle. Another adviser said she made it clear 'the team, and not just the...
  • Michael Gove's war on architecture: curves fail the test

    12/17/2012 8:58:55 AM PST · by Cvengr · 51 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 2Oct12 | Steve Rose
    A clampdown on so-called architectural extravagance means British schools will no longer feature anything other than straight lines. Why is the joy of curves lost on our education secretary? That's Frank Gehry out of the running then. And don't expect to see any new schools paying homage to Antoni Gaudi, Buckminster Fuller, Le Corbusier or even Christopher Wren. And Zaha Hadid might have won the Stirling prize for a school last year (Brixton's Evelyn Grace Academy) but she can forget about building another one here any time soon, no thank you, Dame. You might want to check your child's pockets...
  • Texas school (and others) have armed teachers, administrators, reject "gun free" attitudes

    12/17/2012 8:57:38 AM PST · by rstrahan · 44 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 12/14/2012 | Bill Miller
    David Thweatt, superintendent of the tiny Harrold school district in northwest Texas, believes his staff is ready. Besides special locks and security cameras, an undisclosed number of staff members and teachers carry concealed handguns. Thweatt said the "guardian plan," which drew international attention when it was implemented in 2008, definitely enhances student safety. "Is that 100 percent? No," Thweatt said Friday in a telephone interview. "Nothing is 100 percent. But what we do know is that we've done all we can to protect our children."
  • Dogs to help mend hearts in Newtown

    12/17/2012 8:38:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 50 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | Dec 17, 2012 | Naomi Nix
    <p>A team of golden retrievers made an 800-mile journey from the Chicago area to Newtown, Conn., over the weekend to comfort those affected by the recent school massacre.</p> <p>Lutheran Church Charities deployed about 10 of the canines Saturday evening for residents who want to pet them while they talk or pray with the dog's handler, said Tim Hetzner, president of the Addison-based organization.</p>
  • Michael Moore: Killing Is ‘Who We Are’ As Americans

    12/17/2012 8:29:15 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 84 replies
    Michael Moore: Killing Is ‘Who We Are’ As Americans By Patrick Burke December 17, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – Liberal activist-filmmaker Michael Moore says school shootings like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. will continue – because “it’s who we are” as Americans. “I hate to say it, but killing is our way. We began America w/ genocide, then built it w/ slaves. The shootings will continue- it's who we are,” Moore tweeted on Sunday. Moore sent out several tweets regarding the school shooting between Friday and Sunday, at one point claiming the shooter “seemed to single out...
  • U.S. Ambassador Tells Georgia to Vote for a 'Palestinian' State

    12/17/2012 8:22:36 AM PST · by Josephat · 7 replies
    American Thinker | 12/17/12 | Pamela Geller
    U.S. Ambassador Tells Georgia to Vote for a 'Palestinian' State By Pamela Geller From the former Soviet Republic of Georgia comes news of an extraordinary betrayal by the Obama Administration. As Obama continues to abandon freedom in his support of Muslim Brotherhood and Sharia revolutions and regimes in Egypt and elsewhere, he has taken behind-the-scenes steps to further the international isolation of Israel, the only democracy in that Middle East. Just before the November 29 United Nations vote granting non-member state observer status, the U.S. ambassador to Georgia, Richard Norland, an Obama appointee, met with Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili....
  • Schools on Lockdown this morning (vanity)

    12/17/2012 8:22:38 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    Hearing online (not verified) a school in San Antonio received a phone threat and went on lockdown. A school in Baton Rouge had a vehicle nearby filled with ammunition and went on lockdown. Any others? Good week to start home schooling!
  • Dan Rather on Rice Withdrawal: ‘Obama Can Be Rolled for His Wallet and His Watch’

    12/17/2012 8:20:42 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    Dan Rather on Rice Withdrawal: ‘Obama Can Be Rolled for His Wallet and His Watch’ By Fred Lucas December 17, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather said President Barack Obama looked weak for allowing United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice to step aside from being nominated for Secretary of State. “He should have said she’s my nominee, let’s take it to a vote. Because what has happened today plays into the perception, the perception that’s been growing among the Republicans that in street language, President Obama can be rolled for his wallet and his watch,” Rather said during...
  • Manchin on gun control: 'We need action'

    12/17/2012 8:16:39 AM PST · by Qbert · 108 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/17/2012 | Ashley Killough
    (CNN) – Sen. Joe Manchin, a conservative Democrat from West Virginia and "proud gun owner," said Monday he believes last week's Connecticut elementary school shooting should be the tipping point in the debate over limiting gun rights. "I just came with my family from deer hunting. I've never had more than three shells in a clip. Sometimes you don't get more than one shot anyway at a deer," Manchin said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "It's common sense. It's time to move beyond rhetoric. We need to sit down and have a common sense discussion and move in a reasonable way."...
  • AGENDA: Grinding America Down (Full Movie)

    12/17/2012 7:50:58 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    Trailer is here: http://agendadocumentary.com/trailer/ Full Movie here (free for a limited time): http://vimeo.com/52009124