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  • (Prince)Harry kills Taliban chief

    12/23/2012 11:36:09 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 75 replies
    SunUK ^ | 12/23/12 | Staff
    PRINCE Harry has killed his first Taliban commander, The Sun can reveal. The 28-year-old gunship co-pilot was called on to unleash a missile strike to eliminate a senior terror leader. Harry has proved a massive hit with comrades in Helmand, Afghanistan, who have nicknamed him Big H. A defence insider said: "Big H is a legend. “We were on patrol and the Apache helicopters were called in. We heard this posh voice come over the radio and knew it was Big H. They were tracking a Taliban leader — he was commander level.
  • Pizzu Hut - No checks policy (along with many others)

    12/23/2012 11:34:39 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 82 replies
    To the question "Can you use a check ordering from Pizza Hut online?" We have this answer: You can only used a credit card or a Pizza Hut gift card to purchase online, no checks accepted. And, driving up to their window in South Central Texas, the same sign is posted. No checks accepted as of January 1. Wonder how many other establishments are going to do the same? I thought the economy was recovering....
  • (Potheads Vs. Tree Huggers) Pot Farms Wreaking Havoc on Northern California Environment

    12/23/2012 11:26:16 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 23, 2012 | Joe Mozingo
    Pot farms wreaking havoc on Northern California environment • Burgeoning marijuana growing operations are sucking millions of gallons of water from coho salmon lifelines and taking other environmental tolls, scientists say. EUREKA, Calif. — State scientists, grappling with an explosion of marijuana growing on the North Coast, recently studied aerial imagery of a small tributary of the Eel River, spawning grounds for endangered coho salmon and other threatened fish. In the remote, 37-square-mile patch of forest, they counted 281 outdoor pot farms and 286 greenhouses, containing an estimated 20,000 plants — mostly fed by water diverted from creeks or a...
  • Mitt's Son Says He Never Wanted to be President Anyway

    12/23/2012 10:37:20 AM PST · by Java4Jay · 11 replies
    If you thought the tale of how Mitt Romney lost the general election was already told, you would be wrong. Because there is so much left to tell, like how Mitt never wanted to be President anyway.
  • Sex-offender intern's case goes underground: Homeland Security, courts, senator's office all mum

    12/23/2012 10:25:15 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    wnd ^ | 12/22/12 | Micheal Carl
    The case against an intern serving in the Newark, N.J., office of Sen. Robert Menendez, a Democrat from that state, who was arrested Dec. 6 reportedly for being both an illegal immigrant and a sex offender, apparently has gone underground. The Associated Press reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested 18-year-old Luis Abraham Sanchez Zavaleta outside of his Newark home. However, there seems to be no record of the arrest, the progress of Sanchez’s case, or that he is even still in custody.
  • Mitt's Son Says He Never Wanted to be President Anyway

    12/23/2012 10:14:31 AM PST · by OKRA2012 · 79 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | 12/23/12 | Connor Simpson
    If you thought the tale of how Mitt Romney lost the general election was already told, you would be wrong. Because there is so much left to tell, like how Mitt never wanted to be President anyway.
  • Constitutionally, Speaker Boehner Should Not Be Making Pre-emptive Tax Concessions

    12/23/2012 9:51:56 AM PST · by Veritas_et_libertas · 28 replies
    Independence Institute ^ | December 23, 2012 | Rob Natelson
    From the standpoint of one familiar with our constitutional history, the spectacle of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives making pre-emptive tax concessions to the President is unnerving. Over a period of centuries, the lower house of the English Parliament, the House of Commons, fought for and won the “power of the purse”—that is, the right to initiate, as well as approve, all revenue measures. Based on English success, we adopted the same system. Until now, apparently. Fundamental to the rights of Englishman was (and is) the right not to be taxed without consent. That required approval by...
  • 25 years after her rape claims sparked a firestorm, Tawana Brawley avoids the spotlight

    12/23/2012 9:18:53 AM PST · by granada · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 23, 2012 | MICHAEL GARTLAND
    Her silence is deafening. Twenty-five years after the spotlight first glared on Tawana Brawley — a black woman who as a teen claimed she was raped by a gang of white men, smeared with feces and stuffed in a garbage bag — she’s desperately struggling to stay hidden from public view. “I don’t want to talk to anyone about that,” Brawley, 40, said recently after The Post found her in Hopewell, Va., where she lives in a neatly kept brick apartment complex with signs warning of video surveillance cameras. By all appearances, her life — so chaotic a quarter-century ago...
  • 4 shot in deadly Sacramento home invasion; Intruder fatally wounded

    12/23/2012 8:43:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies
    kcra.com ^ | 22 December, 2012 | Leticia Ordaz
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —Sacramento police are investigating a home invasion robbery on Haven Court that left one intruder dead and three others injured on Saturday. Police have arrested Thomas Ordonaz, 21. He is charged with assault with a deadly weapon and, accessory after the fact. The incident happened at 3:30 a.m. in the Pocket neighborhood. Investigators said during the course of the robbery, gunfire was exchanged and total of four people were shot.
  • U.S. judge rules against Calpers on San Bernardino

    12/23/2012 8:23:29 AM PST · by Be Careful · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/21/12 | By Jonathan Weber and Tim Reid
    (Reuters) - A U.S. bankruptcy judge ruled on Friday against an attempt by the California Public Employees Retirement System to bypass the bankruptcy court and collect overdue pension payments from the bankrupt city of San Bernardino. The decision, while only one step in a highly complex legal proceeding, was a blow to Calpers' argument that pension payments and California law should take precedence in a bankruptcy.
  • The End of Bush Tax Rates Should Make Liberals Happy

    12/23/2012 8:08:16 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    freedom outpost ^ | 12-22-12 | tim brown
    Families, Average Income $70,662: $4,138 tax increase. Baby Boomers, Average Income $95,099: $4,223 tax increase Low Income Workers, Average Income $24,757: $1,207 tax increase Millennials, Average Income $23,917: $1,099 tax increase Retirees, Average Income $42,553: $857 tax increase Note that these income figures are Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). Number of filers and AGI are estimates for 2013. Take a look at the full details here. Interestingly enough, liberals say this is a bad thing, but for them it would simply be returning to the Clinton Era Tax rates, right? Aren’t they the ones who have been saying those were the...
  • Cobb gun show attracts scores looking for assault-style rifles (Atlanta, GA)

    12/23/2012 7:28:10 AM PST · by Drew68 · 26 replies
    THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION ^ | Dec. 22, 2012 | Chris Joyner
    As gun control talks heat up in Washington, more than 1,000 people lined up Saturday morning outside the exhibit hall at Jim Miller Park in Cobb County for the Eastman Gun Show. Many hoped to walk away with assault-style rifles and high-capacity magazines they fear may soon be outlawed. “This is awesome,” said Kevin Law, a gun enthusiast and surveyor from Woodstock. He attended the show with his brother Keith Law. “We knew it was going to be like this. People want to protect their rights.” Like many in line in the freezing temperatures, the Law brothers had planned to...
  • British hospital apologizes to familes for appallingly negligent care

    12/23/2012 7:26:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/23/2012 | Rick Moran
    An apology seems insufficient considering the circumstances. Telegraph: ******** Alexandra Hospital in Redditch is writing to 38 families after a massive legal action that exposed years of bad practice, ranging from nurses taunting patients to leaving an elderly woman unwashed for 11 weeks. In one of the worst cases, a man had starvation recorded as the cause of his death after being treated at the hospital for two months. Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, said last night that he was "disgusted and appalled" by what the families had been through, and that the Government was acting to ensure that failings...
  • Piers Morgan's Full-Auto Fantasyland (Ignoring the difference between full and semi-automatic)

    12/23/2012 7:23:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/23/2012 | Dmitri Rutkowski
    CNN's Piers Morgan is known for his invasive, aggressive style of journalism and reliably left-leaning sympathies. In the wake of the recent atrocity at Sandy Hook School, however, the former British tabloid editor has taken to playing fast-and-loose with the facts regarding America's gun laws . . . in a manner that's "not quite cricket." During his 12/21 broadcast at the 20 minute mark, Morgan repeatedly featured YouTube-type video footage illustrating the firing of a fully-automatic AR15 type rifle. What's wrong with that? Well, the problem stems from the fact that both the video's caption and Morgan himself describe the...
  • What does Newsweek Know About Jesus?

    12/23/2012 7:19:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/23/2012 | R.B. Parrish
    For its Dec. 10, 2012 edition, Newsweek featured a story, "What Do We Really Know About Jesus?" A better title might have been, "What does Newsweek know about Jesus?" The gist of the article is that the gospels are full of historical errors; yet nevertheless, "for those with a broader vision, a more generous appreciation of literature, and a fuller sense of theological meaning, the story of the Christ-child and his appearance in the world can be founded not on what really did happen, but on what really does happen, in the lives of those who believe that stories such...
  • Could this time really be different? (barf alert)

    12/23/2012 7:15:23 AM PST · by rellimpank · 11 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 23 dec2012 | Mike Littwin
    This time is different. You don't have to ask why. Twenty Sandy Hook first-graders are dead, having been shot repeatedly with a gun (legal) that looks as if it had been grabbed off a "Zero Dark Thirty" set, killed by bullets (legal) intended to cause maximum damage, set in action by a disturbed young man who was able (with his anyone-can-buy-it tool kit of death) to turn an elementary school into a war zone. Of course it is different. The stoic president wept. The dead children's classmates brought stuffed animals to the funerals. We learned of the victims' brief lives,...
  • GERALD CELENTE: The Financial Collapse Of 2013 Will Be Worse Than The Great Depression

    12/23/2012 6:15:04 AM PST · by blam · 87 replies
    TBI - KWN ^ | 12-23-2012 | Sam Ro
    GERALD CELENTE: The Financial Collapse Of 2013 Will Be Worse Than The Great Depression Sam RoDec. 23, 2012, 5:07 AM Forget the Mayan Apocalypse. Gerald Celente, the popular trends forecaster of Trends Research, cites the work of a former Treasury official and warns that the bonds are in a massive bubble that will burst in 2013 in what will be a financial collapse like nothing we've seen before. He recently spoke about it in an interview with King World News: This piece is being penned by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, the former Assistant Treasury Secretary under Ronald Reagan. And he...
  • Businesses Cut Employees’ Hours to Prepare for Health Care Reforms

    12/23/2012 6:10:16 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 20 replies
    Free Times ^ | 20 November 2012 | Eva Moore
    With President Barack Obama reelected to a second term, the health care reforms passed during his first term are set to take effect. And some employers are now facing the fact that they’ll be forced to offer health coverage to all employees who work more than 30 hours a week. Here in the Midlands, Lizard’s Thicket owner Bobby Williams is in that position. His company made the decision to cut new employees to 28 hours a week. Long-time employees will continue to work 40 hours a week, he says. “Absolutely they’re upset about it,” he says of the workers whose...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 December 2012

    12/23/2012 4:47:18 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 213 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 December 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows December 23rd, 2012 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Kent Conrad, D-N.D.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association; Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.FACE THE NATION (CBS): David Keene, NRA president; Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, and Mark Warner, D-Va.; Rep. Tim Scott, R-S.C.; actor Ben Affleck.THIS WEEK (ABC): Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, N.J.; Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.; Reps....
  • Jersey town adopts schoolhouse Glocks

    12/23/2012 4:24:30 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 66 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/23/12 | Susan Edelman
    Don’t mess with Marlboro Township. The leafy, well-heeled New Jersey suburb will station a permanent armed cop in each of its nine schools starting Jan. 2. * * * The mayor and other town officials had approved the initiative before the chief of the National Rifle Association ignited a firestorm on Friday by calling for armed guards for schools.