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  • OPEC acknowledges shale oil supply may be significant

    11/10/2012 2:14:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 8, 2012 | Alex Lawler
    OPEC acknowledged for the first time on Thursday that technology for extracting oil and gas from shale is changing the global supply picture significantly, and said demand for crude will rise more slowly than it had previously expected. In its annual World Oil Outlook, OPEC cut its forecast of global oil demand to 2016 due to economic weakness and also increased its forecast of supplies from countries outside the 12-nation exporters' group. "Given recent significant increases in North American shale oil and shale gas production, it is now clear that these resources might play an increasingly important role in non-OPEC...
  • Gay donors now pressing for top spots for LGBTs in Obama administration

    11/10/2012 1:16:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 9, 2012 | Emily Heil
    Various supporters of President Obama ó the ones who pulled out their wallets and turned out their constituencies for his reelection ó will soon be coming to call at the White House. Knock, knock... Hey, itís the Human Rights Campaign, which wants to see a second Obama administration make gay rights an even bigger priority than it did in the last four years. HRC president Chad Griffin told our colleague Ned Martel the day after the election that his organization would love to see an openly gay Cabinet secretary and an openly gay ambassador to a G-20 nation. Both would...
  • John Schnatter Papa John's CEO: Obamacare likely to raise costs, employee's hours being cut

    11/10/2012 12:23:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    WPTV-TV ^ | November 8, 2012 | Jessica Lipscomb
    A day after Barack Obama earned a second term in the White House, Papa John's founder and CEO John Schnatter said the president's signature health-care reform law would increase his business costs and possibly result in employees' hours being cut. Schnatter, a part-time Naples resident, made the comments Wednesday night inside a small auditorium at Edison State College's Collier County campus. In August, he made national headlines after telling shareholders the Affordable Care Act ó commonly known as Obamacare ó would result in a 10- to 14-cent increase for customers buying a pizza. "I got in a bunch of trouble...
  • Federal Workers Want Pay Raise in Obama's Second Term

    11/09/2012 11:22:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 9, 2012 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    With President Obama safely re-elected to a second term, federal workers feel comfortable to make their demands known. As debate rages over lowering the federal deficit, they want a pay raise. As CNN's Money magazine reports: [Union president Colleen M.] Kelley said her No. 1 issue right now is getting federal worker salaries unfrozen on Jan. 1, even if that means working out a deal later in the year and making pay hikes retroactive to Jan. 1. In the midst of that, federal workers are also nervous about the fiscal cliff , which includes $1.2 trillion worth of spending cuts...
  • Entitled Obama supporters rejoice that they can keep their food stamps

    11/09/2012 10:38:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 7, 2012
    Assmar BernalxD@AssmarBernalxD Obama won!! That means we still get foodstamps ^.^ all Mit can do is suck @$$,@$$, @$$, @$$ 7 Nov 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Barack Obama is indeed the Food Stamp President. Nicki „ÉĄ‚ô°@Nickii_Cx so since obama is still president , mom gets to keep her foodstamps , dad gets to stay in the country , so I say good job obama , lmfaooo x: 7 Nov 12 Reply Retweet Favorite CholaxD@tiffanys361 Wen Mexicans Have A getTogether 2 Celebrate Obama Winning u no We Be Usin them FoodStamps 2BBQ we Call It The Mexican VisaCard #AMENOBAMA!!! 7 Nov...
  • Shifts that have helped Obama can shift away

    11/09/2012 7:23:49 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 23 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, November 10, 2012 | Ashok Malik
    This time around, all the major voter consolidation processes appear to have worked to the advantage of Mr Barack Obama. Eight years earlier, those processes had favoured Mr George Bush Right after President Barack Obama won his second term, there were the obvious questions about the wider implications of his mandate. At one level, these questions were lazy and misleading. In election after election, political pundits óand this writer is not excluded ófaithfully identify long-term trends only to find that there is no long-term trend. That comment may sound facetious and overstated but, nevertheless, cannot be dismissed. Take Mr Obamaís...
  • Prediction: Obama & Democrats to make effort to change Presidential tenure law. Obama = Chavez

    11/09/2012 7:21:49 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 83 replies
    9 November 2012 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Prediction: Obama and Democrat Party will seek to have the Presidential 2-term limit law changed to enable him to remain in office. Wanted to be the first to predict that here.
  • Where Did This Picture Originate? (vanity)

    11/09/2012 7:03:50 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 55 replies
    Drudge ^ | 11/9/2012 | Drudge
    Does anyone know what in the heck this photo is on the Drudge Report.....or where it originated? It's just weird.
  • Assange: Reelected Obama a 'wolf in sheep's clothing'

    11/09/2012 5:54:02 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    rt.com ^ | 11/8/2012
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sees no reason to celebrate the reelection of US President Barack Obama. The US aggressively pursued and ďpersecutedĒ the whistleblower site under a Democratic administration, he explained. ďObama seems to be a nice man, and that is precisely the problem,Ē the 41-year-old told AFP, speaking from his room in Londonís Ecuadorian embassy. ďIt's better to have a sheep in wolf's clothing than a wolf in sheep's clothing,Ē he said. ďAll of the activities against WikiLeaks by the United States have occurred under an Obama administration.Ē Assange was equally critical of the Republican, saying it ďhas not...
  • The Death of Principle: Letís Hear No More from the Anti-War Left

    11/09/2012 5:46:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    heartland.org ^ | Nov 9th, 2012 | Jim Lakely
    Over at the always interesting Bleeding Heart Libertarians blog, Jason Brennan has a contemplative post about the Bush-era anti-terror policies that Obama‚Äôs supporters voted to continue. These are the same voters ¬ó and candidate, mind you ¬ó who once decried Dubya‚Äôs anti-terror policies of Gitmo, drones, supposed ‚Äútorture,‚ÄĚ and all the rest as crimes against humanity worthy of charges at the International Criminal Court. Yet, in four years, Obama has implemented Bush‚Äôs anti-terror policies harder and more bluntly. And Obamaphiles and others who once took to the streets and the blogopshere to protest Bush‚Äôs ‚Äúcrimes‚ÄĚ happily voted for the current...
  • CAIR Poll: More Than 85% of American-Muslims Picked Obama

    11/09/2012 5:35:58 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 51 replies
    CNS News ^ | Nov. 9, 2012 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) released the results of an informal exit poll on Friday that shows more than 85 percent of American Muslim voters picked President Barack Obama in Tuesday's election. That number is lower than a similar poll conducted in 2008 that showed 89 percent of American Muslims cast a ballot for Obama. CAIR conducted the informal survey of 650 American Muslim voters, with just 4 percent of respondents stating that they voted for Mitt Romney. Poll findings: 95.5 percent of the Muslim voters said they went to the polls on Nov. 6. 85.7 percent...
  • CIA director David Petraeus quits over affair with biographer

    11/09/2012 3:12:43 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 206 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Nov 10, 2012 | ap
    David Petraeus, the retired four-star general who led the U.S. military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, abruptly resigned Friday as director of the CIA after admitting he had an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, according to a new report.
  • In Florida: Obama Got Over 99% in Broward County Precincts

    11/09/2012 5:15:38 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 129 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/09/12 | Aurelius
    President Obama must have run the greatest campaign in the history of campaigns (and he's been telling us he did too). First he got over 99% of the vote in places where GOP inspectors were kicked out in Pennsylvania, then he got 100% of the vote in 21 districts in Cleveland. Now he's done it again! Down in Broward County, Florida, Mr. Obama came away with more votes than he garnered in 2008, a particularly staggering accomplishment considering he received fewer state-wide totals in both Florida and across the country. How exactly did he accomplish this? Well, in part thanks...
  • OBAMA SHUTS DOWN 1.6M ACRES TO OIL SHALE DEVELOPMENT

    11/09/2012 4:42:21 PM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    breitbart ^ | november 9, 2012 | ben shapiro
    Just two days after President Obamaís re-election, the Obama Interior Department announced a plan to shut down 1.6 million acres of federal land to oil shale development. The land had originally been slated for drilling under President George W. Bush. ďBy significantly reducing the acreage of wilderness potentially available for leasing, Secretary Salazar is laying out a creative, thoughtful and more responsible approach in managing some of our most precious resources,Ē said Bobby McEnaney, senior lands analyst with the Natural Resources Defense Council.
  • Is Atlas shuddering or starting to shrug right now?

    11/09/2012 4:18:49 PM PST · by GraceG · 52 replies
    GraceG
    Unless you are a dead democrat voter stuck in a graveyard, you will notice an awful LOT of businesses are laying people off right for the last three days. It finally hit me, is Atlas starting to shrug or is it merely shuddering only to fall asleep again? Is this a sign of shrugging or is it a sign of the dragon shuddering only to roll over and fall back asleep again?
  • Dear Barack Obama (A Letter From Joseph Goebbels)

    11/09/2012 4:06:25 PM PST · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    Taki Mag ^ | 11-9-12 | Gavin McInnes
    Iím here to tell you something. In short: I am impressed. As a propagandist, you have achieved everything I set out to do. You soared to victory this week like a Bundesadler in a Leni Riefenstahl film. Iím amazed der Juden and der junge are so devoted to your cause, as it seems you are determined to extinguish both. But what really impresses me is the blind faith with which more than half of America follows you. These are people who couldnít care less about politics, yet somehow they are in a trance. Why? Because you promised them you care....
  • U.S. election: Is the Tea Party over? (Cover your keyboard)

    11/09/2012 3:55:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | November 8, 2012 | Olivia Ward
    A chilly day in February came to a boil without warning. A frenetic CNBC reporter, Rick Santelli, took the floor at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in 2009 to vent his rage against the U.S. governmentís foreclosure-relief plan. ďThe government is rewarding bad behaviour,Ē he ranted to cheering traders. ďSubsidized losersĒ didnít deserve to have mortgages. The people who needed support were ones who ďcarry the water instead of drink the water.Ē Then, to louder cheers, ďIím going to have a Chicago Tea Party in July, all you capitalists that want to show up at Lake Michigan, Iím going to start...
  • Our Spiritual Winter...(the election)

    11/09/2012 3:38:01 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 21 replies
    http://billrandles.wordpress.com ^ | 11-09-12 | Bill Randles
    The recent re-election of Barak Hussein Obama has served to uncover the deep Spiritual crisis in America, particularly among confessing Christians. What a blow to the cause of freedom,playing by the rules, and responsibility! On election night, most people I know didnít expect anything less than a reprieve from the four years long nightmare that is the Obama presidency. We sat in stunned silence, contemplating the new reality. We who cherish the American ideals of limited government, Judeo Christian morality, and sane servant leadership, no longer have the prevailing consensus, for now. But perhaps our vision of the right path...
  • Tea Party speaker fears financial collapse

    11/09/2012 3:17:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Manteca Bulletin ^ | November 9, 2012 | Jason Campbell
    Frank Aquila wasnít 100 percent positive that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney was going to win heading into Tuesdayís election. Despite his strong conservative roots, Aquila Ė who served as a county chair for John McCainís 2008 presidential campaign and penned a book about the decision to go with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate Ė had seen too much transpire over the course of four years to count out to former senator from Illinois that cut his teeth in the rough-and-tumble world of Chicago politics. And while certain parts of the election Ė like the Democrats...
  • What Obamaís Victory Means for the Earth (Through the looking glass)

    11/09/2012 2:48:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Energy Collective ^ | November 9, 2012 | Tom Schueneman
    We narrowly dodged a bullet in the 2012 presidential election. Americans were presented with the choice between Mitt Romneyís fossil fuel reliant 19th century view of energy and Barack Obamaís cleaner 21st century low carbon vision. Even more significant than the Obama victory is the fact that Romney was denied the worldís most powerful office. The election of Romney would have had dire implications for renewable energy and it would have undermined decades of environmental protections. Romneyís reliance on oil would also have dramatically increased American greenhouse gas emissions. As we are already precariously close to a number of environmental...