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  • Clinton’s brain: Fair concern about her health

    05/18/2014 6:36:02 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 53 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 16, 2014 | Rich Lowry
    ... A report in the New York Post’s Page Six that Karl Rove told a conference last week that Hillary Clinton might be brain-damaged after a 30-day hospital stay during her illness at the end of 2012 caused a volcanic eruption of denunciation aimed at the Republican strategist. Rove was accused, among other things, of dealing the age card from the bottom of the deck. Rove denies saying “brain damage,” and the Page Six report didn’t put quote marks around that phrase.... The clot, according to The Washington Post, “can cause permanent brain damage, coma or death if not detected...
  • Whatever Happened to Free-Speech Panic?

    05/02/2014 4:44:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    After the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001, members of the American left found one thing they could all agree on: America's Our First Amendment rights were in peril. The American Prospect insisted on Sept. 12, when the rubble was still burning and the dead had not yet been retrieved, that "a number of government agencies and their cheerleaders would be clearly tempted to lock the Bill of Rights away in some basement dustbin of the National Archives." Two weeks later, novelist Barbara Kingsolver warned, "Patriotism threatens free speech with death." She bravely attacked the claim that "free speech is un-American."...
  • Report: Ebola Suspected In Europe: “Broken Through All Containment Efforts”

    04/20/2014 1:38:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 135 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4/20/14
    Though officials at the World Health Organization are feverishly working to stop the spread of the Ebola virus in what is now seven African nations, their efforts may be for naught. In Guinea, a hot spot for the deadly contagion, government health officials have said that the outbreak is nearly under control. Yet, Reuters reports that the government “planned to stop publicly releasing the death toll to avoid causing unnecessary panic.” But panic may be in order. Despite the best efforts of emergency health workers it appears that virus may have crossed out of Africa into Europe.
  • Huge Quake, So Cal

    03/28/2014 9:13:36 PM PDT · by Yogafist · 110 replies
    None | Now | Self
    Just had a very large violent quake here in So Cal. Scary.
  • Democrats and the Panic Button: The Florida loss, plus Senate polls, spells trouble in November

    03/13/2014 11:51:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/13/2014 | John Fund
    Democratic strategists are quietly hitting the panic button. As political analyst Charlie Cook noted yesterday, “Democrats haven’t had a week this bad since 2010 and it’s only Wednesday.” Not only did Democrats lose a special election in Florida, but a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal national poll and surveys in four key Senate races (by a Democratic pollster) are painting an ugly picture for November. Analysts can disagree about the national meaning of the Florida special election, but the fact that the Democratic dream candidate — former Florida state financial officer Alex Sink — outspent and lost to David Jolly,...
  • How Global Warming Makes it Warmer and Colder

    01/26/2014 8:43:45 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/26/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Every time events fail to confirm the predictions of the global waming models, we see putative scientists thinking up excuses, like a "pause" that just interrupts the inevitable, absolutely beyond dispute, no discussion allowed predictions that...uhh...are just around the corner. While amusing it is also pathetic. And even worse are the journalists and non-specialist scientists who accept rationalization in place of rigor.
  • The (exempt) President’s panic attack over ObamaCare

    11/17/2013 7:11:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/16/13 | Yuval Levin
    The most important thing about the policy move announced by President Obama on Thursday is not its practical significance — which is frankly very hard to predict — but rather what it tells us about the mindset of the president and his top lieutenants. In that respect, the past few days have marked a significant change, and signaled a new and unprecedented level of panic and chaos. **SNIP** If the Senate Democrats championing the Landrieu bill (which would impose a guaranteed ­renewability requirement on all 2013 plans, overriding ObamaCare’s qualified-coverage mandates) got their way, they would expose deep divisions in...
  • McDermott: I Haven’t Seen This Much Panic on the Floor Since 9/11

    11/15/2013 9:44:37 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 38 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 15, 2013 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Rep. Jim McDermott (D., Wash.) said “I haven’t seen this much panic on the [House] floor since 9/11″ in response to the House Republican proposal allowing insurers to offer healthcare plans scheduled to be cancelled under Obamacare Friday morning: JIM MCDERMOTT: Mr. Speaker, my mother used to say, patience is a virtue. I haven’t seen so much panic on this floor since 9/11.
  • Panic: Desperate Democrats Propose Law to Restore Obama's 'Keep Your Plan' Pledge

    10/31/2013 2:03:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 121 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/31/13 | Guy Benson
    The firestorm over President Obama's "you can keep your plan" lie now threatens to singe vulnerable Democrats next year, so they're springing into action to try to force the administration to keep its word. Louisiana's Mary Landrieu -- an ardent Obamacare supporter -- is scrambling to undo one of the obvious consequences of a law she's voted to pass, fund, and retain: Sen. Mary Landrieu said Wednesday she would propose legislation to ensure all Americans could keep their existing insurance coverage under Obamacare, a fresh sign of the political problems the law’s rollout has created for congressional Democrats. Landrieu, a...
  • US withdraws staff from consulate in Lahore, Pakistan,over terror threat

    08/09/2013 4:13:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    The State Department has evacuated non-emergency U.S. government personnel from the U.S. Consulate in Lahore, Pakistan, and has warned Americans to defer all non-essential travel to Pakistan due to 'specific threats' to that mission, a U.S. official said. In the travel warning issued Thursday night, the State Department advised Americans to defer all nonessential travel to Pakistan. “The presence of several foreign and indigenous terrorist groups poses a potential danger to U.S. citizens throughout Pakistan,” the statement read. “The Government of Pakistan maintains heightened security measures, particularly in the major cities. Threat reporting indicates terrorist groups continue to seek opportunities...
  • US STATE DEPARTMENT EXTENDS CLOSURE OF SEVERAL EMBASSIES, CONSULATES IN MIDEAST UNTIL AUGUST 10

    08/04/2013 1:46:12 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 100 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8/4/2013
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  • 3 reasons not to panic about the market – yet

    06/22/2013 6:37:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Mesh Report ^ | 06/21/2013 | BERNARD CONDON
    NEW YORK – Stocks dropping across the globe. Six weeks of gains wiped out in the U.S. The biggest drop in the Dow Jones industrial average in 1 1/2 years. It’s easy to give into panic and sell along with everyone else. But there is a good case for staying calm. Three reasons you may want to hold on to your stocks: – STRONGER ECONOMY: Nothing kills a stock rally like a recession. Four of the five previous bull markets ended as investors sold during a recession, or anticipated one. Are we anywhere near a recession now? Quite the opposite....
  • The Daughter Problem: Obama and Teen Girl Sex Panic

    06/13/2013 5:02:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 6/13/13 | Ann Friedman
    Over-the-counter emergency contraception has just survived a fourteen-year slog through the federal bureaucracy, with the Justice Department announcing this week that it will finally allow people of all ages to purchase the pill without a prescription. Obama backed down when it looked like a lawsuit over the age restriction would make it all the way to the Supreme Court. Apparently, after years of citing paternal concerns as the reason his administration has ignored the recommendations of doctors and lawyers, he just doesn’t want to continue to have this fight in public. In April, when Obama became the first sitting president...
  • Mayan apocalypse: panic spreads as December 21 nears

    12/07/2012 7:10:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The London Daily Telegraph ^ | December 7, 2012 | Nick Allen, Los Angeles, Malcolm Moore in Beijing and Tom Parfitt in Moscow
    Ahead of December 21, which marks the conclusion of the 5,125-year "Long Count" Mayan calendar, panic buying of candles and essentials has been reported in China and Russia, along with an explosion in sales of survival shelters in America. In France believers were preparing to converge on a mountain where they believe aliens will rescue them. The precise manner of Armageddon remains vague, ranging from a catastrophic celestial collision between Earth and the mythical planet Nibiru, also known as Planet X, a disastrous crash with a comet, or the annihilation of civilisation by a giant solar storm. In America Ron...
  • Warning: The Stock Market Panic Button Is About to Be Pushed (reducing deficits means inflation)

    11/09/2012 11:14:19 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 14 replies
    MinyanVille ^ | 11-9-2012 | Anthony M. Cherniawski and Janice Dorn
    In October, we published two articles suggesting that there might be a stock market panic in October.  We were early.  Whether the delay in the potential market panic was due to organic reasons, such as the excitement leading up to the November election, or some other factor is beyond the scope of this article. On Thursday, November 8,  the lower trendline of the Orthodox Broadening Top was breached.  In addition, The Dow, Wilshire 5000, Nasdaq, Russell 2000, and S&P 500 all closed beneath their respective 200-day moving averages.  You might say that the stock market panic button is about to...
  • Obama Campaign to Supporters: Don’t Panic Over Early Exit Polls

    11/05/2012 6:16:10 PM PST · by hcmama · 49 replies
    POLITICKER ^ | Colin Campbell
    <p>“My warning, we need to stay calm for much of the day,” Stephanie Cutter, Mr. Obama’s deputy campaign manager, said, touting thousands of early ballots already submitted by voters. “We’ve already banked a pretty big portion of our vote.”</p> <p>The fear, she explained, was early numbers leaking before voters have finished going to the polls, creating unnecessary panic and pessimism among Democrats.</p>
  • Obama Campaign to Supporters: Don’t Panic Over Early Exit Polls

    11/05/2012 3:23:30 PM PST · by nhwingut · 110 replies
    Politicker ^ | 11/05/2012 | Colin Campbell
    In a conference call this afternoon, President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign had one central message for their supporters when Election Day arrives tomorrow: They should “keep calm,” even if they hear snippets of information favoring Republican Mitt Romney. “My warning, we need to stay calm for much of the day,” Stephanie Cutter, Mr. Obama’s deputy campaign manager, said, touting thousands of early ballots already submitted by voters. “We’ve already banked a pretty big portion of our vote.” The fear, she explained, was early numbers leaking before voters have finished going to the polls, creating unnecessary panic and pessimism among Democrats.
  • Here we go again: another Nor'easter possible for Election Day. . .

    11/02/2012 1:44:36 AM PDT · by Salgak · 26 replies
    WTOP News Radio ^ | Thursday - 11/1/2012, 10:59pm ET | Seth Borenstein
    The National Weather Service's forecast center in College Park, Md., which watches winter storms, put out a long-range notice Thursday saying a nor'easter was possible for mid-Atlantic and New England states by Election Day through next Thursday. Forecaster Bruce Sullivan said it wouldn't be as bad as Superstorm Sandy and isn't tropical. But it could include snow in interior New England and New York, beach erosion and high winds for areas hit by Sandy and moderate or heavier rainfall. Winds could be about 30 to 40 mph. "I wouldn't get too alarmed yet," Sullivan said. "But it's something we're going...
  • Politico/GWU/Battleground Poll - O49/R48 w/leaners (BRIT HUME WAS WRONG!)

    On Fox News Sunday, Brit Hume said the poll would show Romney +5. He was very wrong.
  • Dem warning: Obama could lose Wisconsin

    10/28/2012 7:43:50 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 28, 2012 | Alan Blinder
    “If the election was held today, President Barack Obama would lose the state of Wisconsin because where his base is, we have not turned out the vote early," Mayor Michael Hancock told a Democratic rally. "The suburbs and rural parts of Wisconsin – the Republican base – are voting. President Obama’s base has yet to go vote. "We've got to get our people to go vote," Hancock said. Early voting, which began in Wisconsin on Oct. 22, is a central component of Obama’s strategy to win the state. The president won Wisconsin four years ago by 14 percentage points, but...
  • Panic of the Progressives

    10/08/2012 4:52:12 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Israpundit ^ | October 8, 2012 | Bruce Thornton
    “The past is never dead,” William Faulkner said, “it’s not even past.” The progressives’ fury over Obama’s meltdown in last week’s debate, and their desperate efforts to get him reelected by any means possible, have to be understood in the context of the long history of the left’s attempt to impose its ideology on the United States. Though successful at capturing the universities, schools, popular culture, and most churches, the left still lusts for the presidency, where the real power lies to change America in line with their ideology. Yet for the last four decades, the left has seen what...
  • The Next Panic: Europe’s crisis will be followed by a more devastating one, beginning in Japan.

    09/22/2012 8:10:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 09/22/2012 | By PETER BOONE and SIMON JOHNSON
    This summer, many government officials and private investors finally seemed to realize that the crisis in the euro zone was not some passing aberration, but rather a result of deep-­seated political, economic, and financial problems that will take many years to resolve. The on-again, off-again euro turmoil has already proved immensely damaging to nearly all Europeans, and its negative impact is now being felt around the world. Most likely there is worse to come—and soon. But the economic disasters of our time—which involve big banks in rich countries, call into question the viability of government debt, and seriously threaten the...
  • Just saw an Obama ad run.during a Red Sox vs. Orioles game [Trouble in Maryland?]

    08/15/2012 4:58:15 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    masn.com | 8/15/12
    Just sitting at a local watering hole/sports bar, lots of games running silently...today the Orioles are playing the Red Sox, and just a few minutes ago I saw a pro-Obama ad run! Now I realize MASN reaches farther than Maryland, but I've gotta think MOST of their viewers come from that area....I just find it surprising Obama is running ads in a supposedly SAFE area.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-04-12 (More panic: "Obama Team had better get on Ellen, Letterman, Leno and FAST")

    07/04/2012 7:49:30 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 32 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 4, 2012 | DUmmie Laura PourMeADrink, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickson
    The panic button is still depressed, and so are the DUmmies. They know the Affordable Tax Act (AFF-TAX!) will be a tough sell in November, so they want to be pro-Active and get people on board with it NOW. Thus this THREAD, "Obama Team had better get on Ellen, Letterman, Leno and FAST." Sell it to the brain-dead, celebrity-obsessed, idiot-box set--in other words, the Democrat base. Yeah, that's the ticket! So let us now enter the DUmmieland Panic Room, where they're trying to figure out how to sell a sow's ear as a silk purse, in Bolshevik Red, while...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-04-12 (DUmmies hit panic button over Obamacare "victory")

    07/04/2012 9:29:32 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 36 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 4, 2012 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    The Democrats "won" last week with their Obamacare Supreme Court victory. But that "victory" may be Pyrrhic, because the backlash is stratospheric! Conservatives are fired up, independents are worried, and Democrats are on the defensive. The SCOTUS "bounce" landed with a thud. The Campaigner-in-Chief's polling numbers are still bad. Democrat candidates are running away from Obama as fast as they can. Here in Missouri, for example, ObamaClaire McCaskill can't seem to remember her best bud Barry anymore. (I'm waiting for a rooster to crow.) The Democrats' War on the Middle Class--raising taxes, driving up the debt, punishing businesses, killing...
  • Arizona local ACLU is in a panic over SCOTUS ruling on SB1070

    06/16/2012 4:34:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Just days before an anticipated Supreme Court ruling, the Local American Civil Liberties Union is akready in the panic mode.
  • Jobs, Money, Scott Walker: Is It Time for Democrats to Panic?

    06/08/2012 1:57:42 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 7, 2012 | By Naureen Khan
    Democrats are having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad June. But if it’s time to start panicking, most of them haven’t gotten the memo. Despite a spate of negative news, Democrats nationwide, both publicly and privately, seem remarkably Zen about their party’s prospects in November and unwilling to take out any frustration on their man in the Oval Office just yet. “Is there any anxiety on our side? Yes,” said Jerry Crawford, a longtime Democratic activist in Iowa. “Should the other side be feeling at least as much anxiety? Yes. There’s plenty of concern everywhere for both sides.”
  • Total Chaos In the UK As Gas Stations Run Dry; Efforts to Stop Panic Buying Have Led to…

    03/29/2012 5:40:02 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3-29-2012 | Mac Slavo
    Total Chaos In the UK As Gas Stations Run Dry; Efforts to Stop Panic Buying Have Led toÂ… More Panic Buying Mac Slavo March 29th, 2012 SHTFplan.com What was a fairly minor fuel shortage sparked when gas tanker drivers in the UK threatened to go on strike has developed into what UK officials are now calling all out chaos, as drivers across the country scramble to fill their tanks amid uncertainty about when transportation services will be up and running at full capacity again. In what may be a glimpse into the future of other industrialized Western nations that are...
  • (-:(-:(-:THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD:-):-):-)

    03/09/2012 4:35:26 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 71 replies
    Panic Day When : Always March 9th Try to stay calm. Take a deep breath. For today is Panic Day. Can you handle today? Good, I was worried for a moment. Hopefully, everything is going just swell in your life, and you have no need for this day. But, if problems and troubles are looming, try to hold off hitting the panic button until this day arrives. Don't worry. Don't fret. and, above all, don't panic. However, if ever there was a day to panic, today is that day. As you get through this unsettling day, you have another...
  • Obama will hit town [Has to campaign in VERMONT?!]

    02/24/2012 5:38:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Vermont Cynic ^ | 2/23/2012 | Jacob Lumbra
    ...Barack Obama's reelection campaign announced that the President will be visiting Burlington for the "Obama Victory Fund 2012-Reception with the President" March 30. Tickets are available for the reception at the Sheraton in Burlington. The prices range from a starting price of $100 to $7,500, which would make buyers co-hosts, give them access to the preferred section and a photo reception, according to BarackObama.com, the president's donation and event website.
  • McCain, Kyl chime in on botched sex-crimes cases(Going After Sheriff Arpaio)

    12/14/2011 3:03:50 PM PST · by Red Steel · 37 replies
    Boston.com ^ | December 8, 2011 | Jacques Billeaud
    PHOENIX—Arizona's two U.S. senators said Thursday they are concerned about reports of a large number of sex-crime investigations being botched by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office during a three-year period ending in 2007. Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl issued a written statement involving the reopening of 432 sex-crime cases -- including dozens of alleged child molestations -- after the sheriff's office learned the cases hadn't been investigated adequately or weren't examined at all. "Victims of abuse not only deserve the respect of law enforcement, but their rights must also be protected throughout the criminal justice process," the statement...
  • Total Economic Disaster Looms

    12/01/2011 4:06:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Weekly jobless claims have jumped back over the 400,000 mark. Why is anybody surprised? "Claims for unemployment insurance unexpectedly rose last week, climbing past the psychologically important 400,000 mark as the jobs market showed signs of more weakness. Weekly applications for unemployment benefits rose 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 402,000," and this is gonna end up being 410 or 412 thousand by the time they revise this next week. " Applications had been below 400,000 for three straight weeks." Can you imagine...? This is on CNBC, but it's actually AP, but "the psychologically important 400,000"? Stop and...
  • What the Storming of the British Embassy In Teheran Tells Us

    11/29/2011 10:46:47 AM PST · by nuconvert · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Fox ^ | Michael Rubin
    Hardline Iranian students stormed the British embassy in Tehran this morning, smashing windows and burning the British flag. The students, protesting the latest British sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic as a result of its nuclear defiance, demanded Tehran break relations with London. Rather than protect the embassy, Iranian security forces charged with its protecting simply stood aside suggesting official endorsement of the act. The attack on the embassy follows the Iranian parliament’s decision on Sunday to downgrade relations with Great Britain and expel the British ambassador. That vote was 179 in favor of downgrading relations, and four against with...
  • Iran attack: UK embassy stormed in Tehran (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

    11/29/2011 7:20:12 AM PST · by Pikachu_Dad · 46 replies · 1+ views
    RT ^ | 11/29/2011 | not stated
    Dozens of Iranian students have stormed the UK embassy in Tehran, chanting “death to England.” Before police intervened, protesters pelted the embassy with stones and petrol bombs, brought down the flag, and destroyed a pile of classified documents. Reports by the Mehr news agency that six UK staff had been taken hostage when students raided a north Tehran diplomatic compound were withdrawn shortly after they were posted. No explanation was given for the report, nor its removal.
  • Analysis: Wild market may send investors home early in 2011

    11/01/2011 2:39:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 1, 2011 | Steven C. Johnson
    So much for euphoria. Having soared just days ago on a pledge by European leaders to prop up euro zone banks and stem the spread of a festering debt crisis, world stock markets and the euro came crashing back to earth this week as Greece's government hovered near collapse. The decision by Greece's prime minister to subject a just-agreed bailout to referendum was the last thing markets wanted to hear. A defeat by Greek voters could see Greece ejected from the euro zone and thrust into default, a scenario investors fear could spark a run on banks that have lent...
  • MSNBC's O'Donnell Accuses Herman Cain -- Who Worked for the Navy -- of Being a Draft Dodger

    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain and MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell had quite a heated battle on Thursday's "The Last Word." During one segment, after O'Donnell besmirched his guest for not enlisting for military service during the Vietnam War despite having worked for the Department of Navy as a ballistics analyst, Cain marvelously asked, "Do you stay up night to come up with the wording in these questions or do you have someone writing them for you?"
  • Panic Mode: Holder's Name Mentioned in New Fast and Furious Recordings

    09/21/2011 4:07:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 9/21/11 | Katie Pavlich Katie Pavlich
    New secret recordings obtained by CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson show ATF agent Hope MacAllister, who we have not yet heard from throughout this investigation, speaking with Lone Wolf Trading Company owner Andre Howard and expressing concern about ATF whistleblower John Dodson, the ATF agent who exposed the scandal by coming forward with information about Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's death in March. In the recording, MacAllister and Howard sound panicked, not only about Dodson, but about Senator Charles Grassley and about how Attorney General Eric Holder would respond to exposed scandal. The following audio doesn't prove Eric Holder knew...
  • 25 Signs That The Financial World Is About To Hit The Big Red Panic Button

    08/30/2011 10:09:59 PM PDT · by blam · 50 replies
    TEC ^ | 8-30-2011
    25 Signs That The Financial World Is About To Hit The Big Red Panic ButtonAugust 30, 2011 Most of the worst financial panics in history have happened in the fall. Just recall what happened in 1929, 1987 and 2008. Well, September 2011 is about to begin and there are all kinds of signs that the financial world is about to hit the big red panic button. Wave after wave of bad economic news has come out of the United States recently, and Europe is embroiled in an absolutely unprecedented debt crisis. At this point there is a very real possibility...
  • MAP OF THE DAY: New York City Hurricane Evacuation Zones

    08/25/2011 12:02:37 PM PDT · by blam · 73 replies
    TBI ^ | 8-25-2011 | Dina Spector
    MAP OF THE DAY: New York City Hurricane Evacuation Zones Dina Spector Aug. 25, 2011, 1:44 PM As hurricane Irene barrels toward the east coast, thousands of residents have already been evacuated from the coastal villages off North Carolina. Now New York, New Jersey, and Delaware officials are preparing for the possibility of mass evacuations. New York city officials are still monitoring the storm and won't make any calls until Friday afternoon at the earliest whether to evacuate areas of the city susceptible to flooding, including Battery Park City in Manhattan, Coney Island in Brooklyn and Far Rockaway in Queens....
  • 1 Million Dead in 30 Seconds: In an increasingly urbanized world, earthquakes threaten...

    08/23/2011 9:08:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 60 replies · 52+ views
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2011 | Claire Berlinski
    In an increasingly urbanized world, earthquakes threaten unprepared cities with mass destruction.Seismic risk mitigation is the greatest urban policy challenge that the world confronts today. If you consider that too strong a claim, try to imagine another way in which bad urban policy could kill a million people in 30 seconds. Yet the politics of earthquakes are rarely discussed, and when discussed, widely misunderstood. Take the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, which released 600 million times the energy of the Hiroshima bomb. The ensuing partial meltdown of the Fukushima reactor prompted international hysteria about nuclear power, but few...
  • Washington Is Annoyed at Wall Street's Failure to Panic

    07/30/2011 9:30:38 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 68 replies
    cnbc ^ | Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | John Carney
    I just got off the phone with a source on Capitol Hill who has spent the past few days trying to convince Republicans to vote for a debt ceiling hike. He told me that the biggest obstacle he faces has been "market complacency." "Frankly, a bit of panic would be very helpful right now," he said. As he explained it, lots of people in Washington, D.C. expected that this would be a week marked by panic in the markets. Stocks would tank. Bonds would get clobbered. The dollar would do something dramatic. And all of this would help convince reluctant...
  • Stock futures, dollar fall on no debt deal

    07/24/2011 4:04:19 PM PDT · by camerongood210 · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 24, 2011 | David Gaffen
    S&P 500 futures fell at the open of electronic trading as investors grew increasingly worried at the lack of progress. The benchmark S&P was down 1 percent, or 14 points, to 1326.00. Early currency trading suggested a move away from the dollar, with the biggest drop in the greenback coming against the Swiss franc. In early Asian trading, the dollar dropped to 0.8121 against the Swiss franc, down 0.7 percent.
  • Major Garrett: Obama 'Bordering on Panic,' 'Dangerously Close' to Losing Connection With Americans

    07/07/2011 11:19:20 AM PDT · by JesseWatters · 59 replies
    FoxNation.com ^ | July 7 | Staff
    ...as it stands right now, Obama’s failing to connect and Garrett cited his so-called Twitter town hall meeting as an attempt almost in desperation to resurrect the messaging success the president in his prior election. “[I]f people aren’t listening to you on that core message, it doesn’t matter what you say anymore,” he said.
  • No Panic Yet, but Real Fear (for Obama and Dems)

    07/01/2011 7:15:46 AM PDT · by no dems · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 1, 2011 | Wesley Pruden
    The 2012 presidential marathon is on, and one mainstream pollster (Rasmussen) says a Republican apparition is opening up a lead on President Obama. (Any Republican 46 percent, Barack Obama 42 percent.) A growing number of Democrats figure that whoever can keep his head in the rattle and bang of unexpected events just doesn’t understand the situation. If the president is not yet in full panic mode, he’s right to be running scared. Class warfare is the Democratic default mode, and Mr. Obama is looking for the panic button earlier than incumbents usually do. He warns darkly of many bad things...
  • Liberals Panic Over the Economy

    06/06/2011 3:29:20 AM PDT · by Son House · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | June 2, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The AP: "The economy is tiring again." The press, they're so depressed because Obama had a week of "no negatives." There were no negatives, and then all this rotten economic news hit. This rotten economic news never went away! This rotten economic news has been what has defined this administration since the stimulus bill. There hasn't been any good economic news since this bunch assumed power. One of the biggest lies, one of the biggest myths in the last two-and-a-half years is that there has ever been a recovery. There has not been, statistically or otherwise. In terms of...
  • Belarus devaluation spreads panic

    05/26/2011 5:28:17 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 9 replies
    AP via Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 5-25-11 | YURAS KARMANAU,
    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — A sharp devaluation of the Belarusian ruble has spread panic across the country, with people rushing on Wednesday to buy dollars, euros, toasters and canned goods — anything that will not lose its value as quickly as the national currency. Belarusians swept store shelves and queued for entire days at currency exchange offices in a desperate attempt to protect their savings from the country's sinking fortunes. President Alexander Lukashenko promised that the national currency will remain stable following the devaluation ordered a day earlier, but experts warned it will continue its nosedive if Russia doesn't provide...
  • White House panic: Corsi book targeted

    05/18/2011 5:25:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 88 replies
    wnd ^ | 5/18/11
    'Fight the Smears' 2.0 launched, mocks No. 1 best-seller as delusional 'joke' Why is the White House in full defense mode against a book by a small publisher contending Barack Obama is not legally eligible to be president? Today, the Obama re-election campaign launched an all-out attack on a brand new book critical of Obama, "Where's the Birth Certificate," by bestselling author Jerome Corsi, Ph.D., calling it delusional, laughable and a "joke." If this sounds like major déjŕ vu, it's because the Obama election campaign did exactly the same thing in 2008 when it mobilized a major assault on Corsi's...
  • Ironically-Named ‘Smart Meters’ Prove to Be a Dumb Idea

    03/27/2011 11:43:50 PM PDT · by FrogMom · 61 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 03-26-11 | Mike Opelka
    Headaches, insomnia, tinnitus, DNA breakdown. . . These are just a few of the myriad problems mentioned when people talk about the constant bombardment of EMFs or electromagnetic frequencies, a huge by-product of the new Smart Meters being installed by public utilities around the country.
  • Japan radiation fears spark panic in Russia's Far East

    03/17/2011 10:00:53 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Strait Times ^ | 03/16/11
    Mar 16, 2011 Japan radiation fears spark panic in Russia's Far East VLADIVOSTOK - RESIDENTS of Russia's Far East on Wednesday stocked up on iodine and nervously checked radiation levels despite official reassurances there was no danger from Japan's quake-damaged nuclear plant just 1,000km to the east. Russia's emergencies ministry said that radiation levels remained normal and stressed that there was no risk for human health and that no danger from radiation was expected but many were not convinced. In the regional capital Vladivostok, which is no more than 1,000km west of the Fukushima nuclear plant, pharmacies were sold-out of...
  • Radiation Fears Spark Japan Exodus

    03/16/2011 8:13:13 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 31 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 3/16/2011 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Lufthansa, KLM Cancel Flights to Tokyo's Narita Airport Panicked passengers hoping to flee Japan waited for hours at the country's largest international airport today as concerns about radioactive fallout heightened. The international and domestic terminals at Narita International Airport were crammed with passengers leaving the capital Germany's Lufthansa airline became the first major carrier to cancel flights to irst major carrier to cancel flights to Narita International Airport, which services Tokyo, and will reroute all flights through Nagoya and Osaka, some 300 miles south of the capitol. Dutch carrier KLM followed. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said, "There is no...