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  • Re-branding Guevara: Che the Butcher

    09/17/2012 6:54:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 17, 2012 | John Fund
    The stern photo of revolutionary Che Guevara taken by Alberto Korda in 1960 is one of the most reproduced images on the planet, appearing on posters, flags, postcards, T-shirts, and even bikinis. Sadly, the ubiquitous appearances of Che — hailed today usually by his first name only — demonstrate the near-total failure to educate people about the blood-soaked cruelty he really represented. But there are, thankfully, some limits to the use of Che’s famous image — if people complain. A recent e-mail sent by the Environmental Protection Agency to mark Hispanic Heritage Month included Korda’s image of Che along with...
  • “This is the Wild West”(At America's largest traveling gun show, ammo's cheap)

    09/17/2012 6:53:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    salon.com ^ | 16 September, 2012 | Chris Arnold
    Crossroads of the West bills itself as the biggest traveling gun show in America, a bastion for constitutional rights where freedom lovers can exchange weapons, ammunition and ideas. The 35-year-old company promotes events in four states – Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah – and last year’s shows drew more than 407,000 customers at up to $16 bucks a pop. Last weekend, Crossroads occupied the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix, and although these expos swing through the area regularly, the parking lot filled up fast. There’s a seasonal element to the high traffic. Monsoon thunderstorms have cooled the desert lately, and...
  • Priorities: State Department spends 70k providing Obama’s memoir to embassies

    09/17/2012 6:52:53 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 10 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | Sept.17 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Almost a year ago, The Washington Times reported that the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, spent approximately $38,000 in 2009 on copies of President Barack Obama’s memoir, “Dreams From My Father.” Last week, on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11th attack on our shores by al-Qaeda, that same embassy came under fire and remains so to this day.
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll [49 days to election; BO at -15]

    09/17/2012 6:52:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 9/17/12 | Scott Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 47% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns 45% of the vote. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided... Intensity of support or opposition can have an impact on campaigns. Currently, 28% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president. Forty-three percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove, giving him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -15
  • Darkest atrocities of Nazis laid bare in secret recordings

    09/17/2012 6:52:35 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17th September 2012 | Alan Hall
    'Some of the most brutal and horrifying atrocities of the Nazis at war are laid bare in secretly recorded conversations of captured German soldiers published in Britain for the first time today. The prisoners, mostly ordinary soldiers, sailors and airmen as opposed to SS hardliners, are overheard bragging about shooting women and children for sport as well as raping and slaughtering innocent civilians. But unbeknown to them, British and U.S. intelligence were secretly eavesdropping on their private chats. Transcripts made from the astonishingly candid recordings sat gathering dust on the shelves of the National Archives in Kew, all but forgotten...
  • Obama What Me Worry Sign's Being Burned

    09/17/2012 6:51:53 AM PDT · by pansgold · 5 replies
    IX / XVII / MMXII | pansgold
    Here's the poster many of the rioters in the Middle East are burning along with U.S. Flags.
  • KISS THE MIDDLE EAST GOOD BYE

    09/17/2012 6:46:59 AM PDT · by shortstop · 49 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 09/17/12 | Bob Lonsberry
    How about this. How about we pack up and come home. How about we tell them we’re not giving them another dime, How about we tell them to go screw themselves.p How about we leave them to live their Stone Age lives with their savage culture and their fanatic religion.p We’ve been bankrolling and defending any number of Muslim nations over the last decade and where has it gotten us? Our ambassador is dead, our embassies are under attack and our “allies” are shooting us down. It’s time to take the hint. It’s time to give them the finger. We’ve...
  • Criminal Charges Brought Against Man for Pouring Ink Over Christ the Savior Cathedral Icon [Russia]

    09/17/2012 6:46:45 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Interfax ^ | 9/17/12
    Moscow, September 17, Interfax - Criminal charges have been brought against the man who poured ink over an icon at the Moscow Christ the Savior Cathedral, the city police department told Interfax. "A Central Administrative District police investigator initiated the opening a criminal case on counts of hooliganism (Russian Criminal Code Article 213) against the man who poured ink over an icon at the Christ the Savior Cathedral on Sunday," it said. The motion was sent to the prosecutor's office for approval. Man pours ink on icon in Cathedral of Christ the Savior
  • Oil boom makes South Texas schools 'wealthy'

    09/17/2012 6:45:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    ap ^ | Monday, September 17, 2012
    Eight rural South Texas school districts helped by tax revenues from the Eagle Ford shale energy boom have been designated under state standards as "wealthy," meaning they may have to surrender some of that money to poorer districts. The boom has been fueled by hydraulic fracturing, which produces oil and natural gas, and higher mineral rights taxes. Cotulla Superintendent Jack Seals said equally booming wages mean he can't compete with the pay to fill jobs as school custodians and cafeteria workers. "It's really hard to try to compete with the private sector at this time because the oil field wages...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (Romney continues to lead, up 2 today)

    09/17/2012 6:44:05 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 31 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 17th 2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 47% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns 45% of the vote. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. See daily tracking history. (please follow link for full story)
  • Important From Afghanistan (Report: Ops suspended, ISAF to separate from Afghans)

    09/17/2012 6:42:34 AM PDT · by kristinn · 24 replies
    MichaelYon-online.com ^ | Monday, September 17, 2012 | Michael Yon
    Two sources report similarly: "ALL OPERATIONS ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED. A 3 STAR MUST APPROVE ANY ACTIONS. ADDITIONALLY, ALL ISAF FORCES ARE TO SEPARATE FROM THEIR AFGHAN COUNTERPARTS." END
  • Rasmussen 9-17: Romney - 47, Obama - 45

    09/17/2012 6:42:01 AM PDT · by mrs9x · 52 replies
    http://www.rasmussenreports.com ^ | 9-17-12 | www.rasmussenreports.com
    Romney attracts the vote of 47% of voters, while Obama has 45% of voters. With leaners, the race is tied at 48%.
  • How Republics Fail: The media's degrading hero worship trivializes an election.

    09/17/2012 6:39:48 AM PDT · by chickadee · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | September 17, 2012 | Michael Knox Beran
    Having been corrupted into a semi-official state press, America’s mainstream media is now transforming the most important election in a generation into the political equivalent of an episode of The Bachelor. Liberalism’s scribal class is actually pleased that the contest has become a referendum not on the president’s record or his plans but on his charisma and popularity. In the kingdom of vapor, substance has no place. This is how republics die, in thrall to the inane, the frivolous, and the inconsequential. A liberalism incapable of persuading the public to embrace its policies has been converted by its media tribunes...
  • An Evil Errand, and a Dereliction of Duty

    09/17/2012 6:38:35 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 9/16/12 | Mario Loyola
    Let’s leave aside how shameful it is to argue that the anti-American violence which has swept much of the Muslim world was not targeted at America generally. We have overwhelming evidence that it was (e.g., “USA Go To Hell!”). Let’s leave aside the even greater shame of apologizing for a 14-minute spoof in order to spare the tender feelings of people who attack churches, burn Bibles, propagate incitements and blood libels like the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, degrade women and homosexuals and virtually every ethnic minority they come in contact with, and celebrate when Americans are killed. Let’s...
  • Who Knew Stephen Colbert Was a Faithful Christian?

    09/17/2012 6:32:47 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 36 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | September 17, 2012 | JP
    I’ve never really cared much for Stephen Colbert, whose cartoonish portrayal of a conservative political pundit has earned his Comedy Central show, “The Colbert Report,” three Emmy nominations from his politically liberal Hollywood peers. But I discovered this past weekend that there is more to the comedian than I previously thought; something that even regular viewers of his satirical “news” show would find surprising. Colbert is a man of faith. A lifelong Catholic, the funnyman told an audience of some 3,000 students at FordhamUniversity, a Jesuit institution in the Bronx, New York, “I love my church – warts and all.”...
  • Hundreds Of Billions Of Dollars Expected To Be Withdrawn From Swiss Banks Amid Tax Evasion Crackdown

    09/17/2012 6:24:50 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    TBI - Reuters ^ | 9-17-2012 | Emma Thompson
    Hundreds Of Billions Of Dollars Expected To Be Withdrawn From Swiss Banks Amid Tax Evasion Crackdown Emma Thomasson, ReutersSep. 17, 2012, 4:46 AM ZURICH, Sept 17 (Reuters) - UBS expects Swiss banks to see European clients withdraw "hundreds of billions of francs" as a result of steps to stop foreigners using secret accounts to evade taxes. Juerg Zeltner, head of UBS wealth management, reiterated an estimate he gave in May that Switzerland's biggest bank could see outflows of 12-30 billion Swiss francs ($12.8-31.9 billion) from total European assets under management of over 300 billion. "As a consequence of the realignment...
  • Steve Ballmer: There's no doubt Windows 8 will be a success (Official Release October 2012)

    09/17/2012 6:23:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/17/2012 | Todd Bishop
    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is convinced that Windows 8 will be a winner, he doesn’t seem too impressed with Amazon’s Kindle Fire, and he expects Microsoft to build on its core capability in software to become more of a “devices and services” company in the next five to 10 years.Those are a few of the takeaways from a wide-ranging interview with Ballmer published online by the Seattle Times Saturday evening, providing some insights into the Microsoft CEO’s mindset as the company prepares for the pivotal launch of Windows 8 this fall.At one point in the interview, Seattle Times reporter Janet...
  • Top Romney Staffer Denies Campaign Disarray

    09/17/2012 6:21:43 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 34 replies
    abcnews ^ | 9/17/12 | AP
    <p>A top strategist for Mitt Romney confirmed Sunday night that “speeches go through lots of processes and editing” after Politico first reported there were competing versions of Romney’s Tampa, Fla., convention speech. The speech Romney ultimately delivered was criticized for failing to mention Afghanistan.</p>
  • HUSSMAN: Market Conditions Have Hit The Single Worst Point That We Have Ever Observed

    09/17/2012 6:18:51 AM PDT · by blam · 7 replies
    TBI ^ | 7-17-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    HUSSMAN: Market Conditions Have Hit The Single Worst Point That We Have Ever Observed Joe WeisenthalSep. 17, 2012, 4:19 AM As markets hit multi-year highs (in part due to positive action from the Fed and the ECB), fund manager John Hussman says something dramatic: As of Friday, our estimates of prospective return/risk for the S&P 500 have dropped to the single lowest point we’ve observed in a century of data. There is no way to view this as something other than a warning, but it’s also a warning that I don’t want to overstate. This is an extreme data point,...
  • Sep 17, 1916: Manfred von Richthofen shoots down his first plane

    09/17/2012 6:15:19 AM PDT · by KingOfVagabonds · 17 replies
    History.com ^ | 9/17/12 | History.com
    On this day in 1916, the German air ace Manfred von Richthofen—known to history as the "Red Baron"—shoots down his first enemy plane over the Western Front during World War I.