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  • Op-Ed: EXPOSÉ: Is the Vatican the Palestinian Arab Spokesman?”

    12/22/2012 8:00:10 AM PST · by haffast · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | Friday, December 21, 2012 2:47 PM | Giulio Meotti
    The Vatican is actively taking part in the Middle East conflict - on the judenrein side. They've been there before. During the past several weeks, the Vatican has worked hard to achieve the dwarfing of Israel into the indefensible 1947 ceasefire lines. Pope Benedict just met in Rome with the Palestinian Authority head, Mahmoud Abbas, hailing the recent United Nations’ resolution on Palestinian non-member statehood. “It is hoped that (the resolution) will encourage the commitment of the international community to finding a fair and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”, a Vatican statement said. Abbas also met with the Cardinal...
  • NRA push for armed officers backed by state superintendent [GA]

    12/22/2012 7:44:13 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 17 replies
    ajc.com ^ | 22Dec 12 | Wayne Washington
    NRA push for armed officers backed by state superintendent By Wayne Washington The Atlanta Journal-Constitution The National Rifle Association’s call Friday for armed officers in every school drew quick support from Georgia School Superintendent John Barge, who said it would deter the type of mass killings carried out last week at a Connecticut elementary school. But Barge said financially struggling school districts in Georgia would need help from the state to pay for armed officers. “Having a school resource officer would certainly be ideal,” Matt Cardoza, director of communications at the Georgia Department of Education, said Friday after a conversation...
  • NBC Fawns Over 'White House Christmas,' But Ignores Cost of Obama Vacation to Taxpayers

    12/22/2012 7:41:58 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Dec 19, 2012 | Matt Hadro
    NBC Fawns Over 'White House Christmas,' But Ignores Cost of Obama Vacation to Taxpayers By Matt Hadro | December 19, 2012 | 16:23 Missing from NBC's rosy Wednesday interview of Michelle Obama is her family vacation's cost to taxpayers. Reports are that the taxpayer bill for the Hawaii vacation will top $4 million. "Come Christmas the First Family, Bo included, will head some 5,000 miles away from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue," Today contributing correspondent Jenna Bush Hager said during NBC's "A White House Christmas" segment. "After an exciting but exhausting election season, the Obamas are happy to take this time to...
  • Christian Shot to Death in Somalia ( for leaving Islam )

    12/21/2012 10:48:50 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Morning Star News ^ | December 14, 2012
    Two unidentified masked men shot Mursal Isse Siad, 55, outside his home in Beledweyne, 206 miles (332 kilometers) north of Mogadishu, for leaving Islam, Muslim and Christian sources told Morning Star News. The assailants fled immediately after the murder. Siad’s oldest daughter (name withheld), 15, said her father was killed “because he failed to attend the mosque for prayers and used to pray at home. He used to share with us about Jesus.” She said that he had received messages on his mobile phone stating, “We know what you are doing, and you must stop, otherwise you risk your life.”...
  • Obama proposes Social Security cuts

    12/22/2012 7:09:16 AM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    World Socialist Web Site ^ | 12/20/12 | Patrick Martin
    Obama proposes Social Security cutsPatrick Martin 20 December 2012 **SNIP** The White House decision to propose cuts in future Social Security benefits is of enormous political significance. Social Security has long been characterized as the “third rail” of American politics—touch it and you die. Obama and Boehner are seeking to break this taboo and create a new political framework for imposing brutal austerity measures on working people. Whatever the immediate outcome of the talks in Washington, whether or not a deal is reached before December 31, the overall direction is clear: entitlement programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are...
  • Cravaack likely leaving Minnesota, politics

    12/22/2012 7:01:53 AM PST · by DManA · 11 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 12/22/2012 | Kevin Diaz
    After unseating Minnesota’s longest-serving congressman and interrupting 63 years of DFL dominance on the working-class Iron Range, political newcomer Chip Cravaack is moving on. . . . “It really depends on Traci,” he said in an interview Thursday. “I’ve got a feeling I’ll probably be heading back there, unless some huge opportunity opens up in Minnesota, I’ve got two small kids who need their dad.” The family’s move to New Hampshire last year became a political liability in a district that already skewed heavily Democratic. The move came about after one of his boys, who is autistic, suffered a seizure...
  • 56%: Obama's Approval Soars to 3-Year High

    12/22/2012 6:34:40 AM PST · by Cheerio · 52 replies
    CNSNews ^ | December 21, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama's job approval soared to a three-year high as of Tuesday night, according to the Gallup poll, hitting 56 percent for the first time since the fall of 2009.
  • VICTORIA SOTO’S FREEDOM OF CHOICE

    12/22/2012 6:30:10 AM PST · by Bill Russell · 13 replies
    www.williamrussell.net ^ | 12/22/2012 | Bill Russell
    On December 14, 2012, when Victoria Soto stood in her classroom and heard the gunshots taking the lives of the school administration staff and the students in another classroom, she had very little freedom of choice. Her contractual responsibilities as a teacher required her to safeguard the lives and health of the students she taught. But it was her love for her students required her to stand between them and the evil coming through the doorway. She had very limited options in accomplishing her duty and calling. Perhaps she could have tried to save herself by squeezing into a closet...
  • President resigns after riots leave 22 dead in Argentina

    12/22/2012 6:29:43 AM PST · by Kartographer · 20 replies
    Mail on Line ^ | 12/22/12
    President Fernando De la Rua resigned and fled the government palace in a helicopter, driven from office by a devastating economic crisis and days of rioting that left 22 people dead and homes and supermarkets across Argentina ransacked. De la Rua's sudden downfall yesterday came amid Argentina's worst unrest in a decade. Screeching tear gas canisters arced across the capital and police fired rubber bullets at thousands of anti-government protesters in the runup to his fall. Rioters looted houses and stores in other cities, and more than 200 people were injured nationwide. "I'm delighted he's finally gone. Thank God!" said...
  • Advertising guru blames Obama's 'class warfare' for Hamptons mansion sale

    12/22/2012 6:22:24 AM PST · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 22, 2012 | JENNIFER GOULD KEIL and SELIM ALGAR
    He got taxed out of town. Legendary advertising guru Jerry Della Femina is the latest Hamptons fat cat to unload his East End spread at the precipice of the dreaded fiscal cliff, The Post has learned. The flamboyant Madison Avenue guru has sold his 8,500-square-foot estate — the host of many legendary Hamptons bashes — for $25 million, and blames his flight squarely on President Obama’s fiscal policies. “I want the proceeds of this sale to go to my kids and my grandkids,” said the man behind iconic ad campaigns for Meow Mix and Absolut Vodka. “I don’t want my...
  • RI Teacher Says"I Quit!"/ Government schooling child abuse

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBSgchJe2Z0 At about 2:20 in the video, Mr. Round begins listing what is occurring in his government school. He states that only 4 or 5 of the children in his class were able to consistently endure this treatment. Please think about this. Question: What would happen if parents treated children this way in the home? Question: What would OSHA officials have to say if employers treated their adult employees this way? Answer: It would be called what it is: Abuse! Where are all the "good" teachers standing up and protesting this? Where are the mass resignations? Where are these so-called...
  • Law Firm Hit With $429,000 Verdict Over Faked Asbestos Suits

    12/22/2012 6:05:58 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/21/12 | Daniel Fisher
    A West Virginia jury found two members of a Pittsburgh law firm liable of civil racketeering for conspiring with a radiologist to fabricate evidence in asbestos lawsuits against railroad operator CSX.
  • Judge fines protester who got a mouthful of pepper spray (CAPTION the occupy freeloader)

    12/22/2012 6:05:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    KATU ^ | 12/21/12
    Judge fines protester who got a mouthful of pepper sprayBy KATU.com Staff Published: Dec 21, 2012 at 9:49 PM PST PORTLAND, Ore. - An Occupy Portland protester who was blasted in the face with pepper spray was found guilty this week of ignoring police orders and will now have to pay a fine. **SNIP** A judge has now fined Nichols $260 for not listening to police and following their orders that day.
  • 75 Economic Numbers From 2012 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

    12/22/2012 5:59:14 AM PST · by blam · 16 replies
    TEC ^ | 12-22-2012 | Michael Snyder
    75 Economic Numbers From 2012 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe By Michael Snyder December 20th, 2012 What a year 2012 has been! The mainstream media continues to tell us what a "great job" the Obama administration and the Federal Reserve are doing of managing the economy, but meanwhile things just continue to get even worse for the poor and the middle class. It is imperative that we educate the American people about the true condition of our economy and about why all of this is happening. If nothing is done, our debt problems will continue to get worse,...
  • Recent "teacher arrested" Stories, Video and Galleries

    12/22/2012 5:44:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 12/22/12
    Recent "teacher arrested" Stories, Video and Galleries 9/12 Ex-teacher of the year accused of having sex with student 6/12 Teacher accused of inappropriate relationships due in court 6/11 Teacher accused of hitting student with belt
  • Rev. Jackson: Armed police in schools not answer

    12/22/2012 5:16:18 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 59 replies
    AP ^ | December 21, 2012
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson says the National Rifle Association's call for armed police in schools is no solution to mass shootings. Jackson reacted Friday after the NRA's top lobbyist said armed police were the only way to stop another tragedy like last week's mass slaying at a Connecticut elementary, where a gunman killed 20 students and six teachers. Jackson says armed police officers "couldn't compete" with an attacker with an assault weapon, and that a ban on such weapons was needed. He says he's disappointed that the NRA "showed no remorse" and offered more guns as a solution. He says...
  • Nadler: ‘The State Ought to Have a Monopoly on Legitimate Violence’

    12/22/2012 5:03:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 21, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said only the federal government should have “high-capacity” gun magazines and that the “state ought to have a monopoly on legitimate violence.” At a Capitol Hill press conference on Wednesday, Nadler gathered with other House Democrats to push for stricter gun control in the wake of last week’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., which left 26 dead, including 20 children. The lawmaker told CNSNews.com that he not only supports prohibiting the future sale of 10-round gun magazines, but he would like to confiscate high-capacity clips already legally possessed by American citizens. …...
  • Steyn: Tapper’s promotion to CNN a lesson for the ‘J-school zombies’ in the WH press corps

    12/22/2012 5:00:08 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/21/2012
    On Thursday in his weekly appearance on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, National Review columnist Mark Steyn explained what was to be learned from Jake Tapper’s decision to leave ABC, where he had been the network’s White House correspondent, for an anchoring position at CNN. Steyn, author of “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon,” said that while the rest of the reporters in the briefing room at the White House have very uninspiring approaches to their questioning of the president, Tapper is the exception. “People think it’s odd that Jake Tapper, who is nobody’s idea of a right-wing nut or anything,...
  • USDA Inflated the Number of Jobs Created by Stimulus, IG Says

    12/22/2012 4:57:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 21, 2012 | Patrick Burke
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture improperly inflated the numbers of jobs created or saved by the 2009 economic stimulus, according to the agency’s own Office of Inspector General (OIG). “[We] identified job numbers that were inflated because award recipients reported cumulative job numbers instead of the number of jobs created or saved during the quarter being reported. In other instances, job numbers were under-reported,” according to an OIG audit released Dec. 13. The report claims that without accurate job figures, it is “difficult” to know whether the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was effective in creating or saving jobs....
  • Famed attorney Melvyn Weiss faces DUI charges after traffic stop in Boynton Beach

    12/22/2012 4:50:38 AM PST · by AtlasStalled
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | 12/20/12 | Toni-Ann Miller
    Famed attorney Melvyn Weiss, who made millions of dollars by filing class-action suits against some of the country’s largest corporations, now finds himself facing DUI charges after a traffic stop in Boynton Beach early this morning.