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  • 60 Minutes interview

    09/23/2012 5:24:43 PM PDT · by estrogen · 73 replies
    vanity | Sept.23,2012 | myself
    Discuss interview on 60 minutes
  • Obama brushes off Israeli pressure over Iran

    09/23/2012 5:24:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    Google News/AFP ^ | Sept. 23, 2012 | AFP
    President Barack Obama likened Israeli pressure on him to draw a line in the sand over Iran's nuclear ambitions as noise he tries to ignore, according to remarks aired Sunday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently urged the United States to establish what he called a "red line" regarding Tehran's nuclear program beyond which the United States would be compelled to act. Obama, interviewed for Sunday's edition of "60 Minutes" on broadcaster CBS, said he understands and agrees with Netanyahu's insistence that Iran not be allowed to obtain nuclear weapons as this would threaten both countries, the world in general,...
  • Rep. Rogers slams State Department for Pakistan ads denouncing anti-Islamic film

    09/23/2012 5:21:14 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 8 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 23, 2012 | unattributed
    A leading House Republican criticized the Obama administration Sunday for running ads in Pakistan denouncing the anti-Islamic film that allegedly sparked violent and deadly protests across the Middle East and North Africa, calling the roughly $70,000 project a “horrible idea.” “I think it was a horrible idea,” said Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. “It gave credibility and it gave a permission slip to Al Qaeda, to Pakistani officials.” The ad features President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton denouncing the 14-minute Internet film trailer “The Innocence of Muslims,” purportedly by South California filmmaker Nakoula...
  • Death Row Inmate: "Sometimes I just want to get it over with"

    09/23/2012 5:19:57 PM PDT · by GeronL · 15 replies
    Associated Posers ^ | 2-23-2012 | geronl
    (Associated Posers) – LIVINGSTON, Texas - “You can't take your eyes off that door” death row inmate Cleve Foster says about the steel door that death row inmates typically walk through on the way to their executions. Twice though Foster has come within minutes of being escorted through that steel door, but was stopped by US Supreme Court interventions. On Tuesday, Foster, 48, is scheduled for yet another trip to the death house for participating in the abduction and slaying of a 30-year-old Sudanese woman, Nyaneur Pal, a decade ago near Fort Worth. Foster, a former Army recruiter known to...
  • Obama Refers to Israel Concern Over Iran as 'Noise'

    09/23/2012 5:19:25 PM PDT · by Roberts · 16 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 9/23/12 | Weekly Standard
    n an interview to air tonight on CBS's 60 Minutes, President Barack Obama will refer to Israel's concern over Iran's march toward a nuclear program as "noise." Obama Photo "When it comes to our national security decisions -- any pressure that I feel is simply to do what's right for the American people. And I am going to block out -- any noise that's out there," Obama says, according to AFP. AFP also reports that Obama will say that "he understands and agrees with Netanyahu's insistence that Iran not be allowed to obtain nuclear weapons as this would threaten both...
  • OBAMA CAMPAIGN QUIETLY DITCHES FAUX FLAG

    09/23/2012 5:18:31 PM PDT · by lasereye · 50 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 23, 2012 | John Hinderaker
    The Obama campaign produced a poster of an American flag, with Obama’s “O” symbol replacing the field of stars, as an item of campaign merchandise, selling for $35. The image was tasteless at best. It is hard to imagine any other politician arrogant enough to remake the flag in his own image: Barack Obama, however, has never been one to be deterred by bad taste. The larger problem was that, as many pointed out, the flag bore an uncanny resemblance to this grisly photograph taken at the American consulate in Benghazi: So the Obama campaign has quietly ditched the flag...
  • Ohio poll: Obama leads by 5 percentage points (O 51% R 46%;Breakdown - D 48% R 42% I 10% )

    09/23/2012 5:18:04 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 80 replies
    CantonRep ^ | Sept 23, 2012 | Tim Botos
    Mitt Romney keeps telling Ohioans they are worse off than four years ago — but a majority of you are not buying it. Six weeks before Election Day, President Barack Obama holds a 51 to 46 percent lead in the state over his Republican challenger, according to the most recent Ohio Newspaper Poll of likely voters. The poll, taken between Sept. 13 and Tuesday and jointly paid for by the eight largest circulating newspapers in Ohio, including The Repository, was conducted by the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Cincinnati. The results are similar to those found in...
  • Most Incredible Volcano Footage Ever

    09/23/2012 5:17:46 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    you Tbe ^ | Sept 21, 2012 | Staff
  • Saudi billionaire did help Obama into Harvard

    09/23/2012 5:15:32 PM PDT · by jwsea55 · 91 replies
    WND ^ | 9/23/2012 | Jack Cashill
    In late March 2008, on a local New York City show called “Inside City Hall,” the venerable African-American entrepreneur and politico, Percy Sutton, told host Dominic Carter how he was asked to help smooth Barack Obama’s admission into Harvard Law School 20 years earlier. The octogenarian Sutton calmly and lucidly explained that he had been “introduced to [Obama] by a friend.” The friend’s name was Dr. Khalid al-Mansour, and the introduction had taken place about 20 years prior. Sutton described al-Mansour as “the principal adviser to one of the world’s richest men.” The billionaire in question was Saudi prince Al-Waleed...
  • Surprises in breast cancer genetics study

    09/23/2012 5:15:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 23, 2012 | Victoria Colliver
    In a move that could alter the way that breast cancers are treated, researchers have redefined the disease into four main classes and determined that one type of breast cancer has more in common with an aggressive form of ovarian cancer than other breast cancers. The finding that a form of breast cancer may be genetically similar to a type of ovarian cancer underscores a new way thinking about cancer that moves away from defining cancers by the organ of origin. The findings are the result of the largest and most comprehensive study of the genetics of breast cancer to...
  • 'Occupy Unmasked' Trumps MSM, Scores Big in Limited Release (Freeloader violence on film)

    09/23/2012 5:12:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/23/12
    'Occupy Unmasked' Trumps MSM, Scores Big in Limited Releaseby Breitbart News 23 Sep 2012, 12:58 PM PDT The mainstream media did all it could to white wash the violence swirling around the Occupy Wall Street movement as well as its anti-capitalist support system. Enter "Occupy Unmasked," the new documentary which did the work most journalists refused to do. And the people were clearly eager to hear the truth behind the movement. The film earned an impressive per-screen average of $11,000 on four screens over the weekend, the third highest average of any film in release, and those numbers could rise...
  • What Republicans Must Do

    09/23/2012 5:09:02 PM PDT · by Bratch · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 23, 2012 | James V. DeLong
    Anyone who has not seen Steve Flesher's What Romney Must Do should read it immediately. His major point is that the Republicans make a huge mistake by insulting "the 47%." Sure, there are welfare queens who barter food stamps for color TVs, serial collectors of unemployment, etc. etc. Similarly, there are incompetent teachers who rely on the union as a shield, and public employees who retire on the job. But such parasites are uncommon. Most people who have become dependent on the government would rather not be. Because they have been reduced to a state of desperation, it is not...
  • Ancient site needs saving not destroying (Chinese to destroy Buddhist site for copper mine)

    09/23/2012 5:08:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept 23, 2012 | Brent Huffman
    This site is called Mes Aynak and is nothing short of awe-inspiring: a massive walled-in Buddhist city featuring massive temples, monasteries, and thousands of Buddhist statues that managed to survive looters and the Taliban. Holding a key position on the Silk Road, Mes Aynak was also an international hub for traders and pilgrims from all over Asia. Mes Aynak is set for destruction at the end of December 2012. All of the temples, monasteries, statues as well as the Bronze age material will all be destroyed by a Chinese government-owned company called China Metallurgical Group Corporation (MCC). Six villages and...
  • A Woman of Parts

    09/23/2012 5:05:57 PM PDT · by vbmoneyspender · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/23/12 | Florence King
    Review by Florence King of Vagina: A New Biography, by Naomi Wolf If you thought there was nothing new to say about female sexuality, you don’t know Naomi Wolf’s gift for saying nothing new about anything. In her 1991 bestseller, The Beauty Myth, she revealed that attractive women are luckier than homely women. A human shoehorn, she used her subsequent fame to ease herself into the role of political consultant in the 2000 presidential race and reveal that Al Gore has the personality of a tree.
  • Japan: China surveillance ships enter waters near disputed islands

    09/23/2012 5:02:31 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 23, 2012
    (Reuters) - Japan's Coast Guard said on Monday two Chinese marine surveillance ships entered what Japan considers its territorial waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea, in a move seen escalating tensions further between the two countries.
  • Gun Talk Radio 9/23/12

    09/23/2012 5:01:44 PM PDT · by mylife · 71 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | 9/23/12 | Tom Gresham
    ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~ Gun Talk Radio 9/23/12~~07:00 CST Listen to the podcast Here Or the KIDO 580 stream Here
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: William B. Baugh ~ September 24, 2012

    09/23/2012 5:01:26 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 81 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~ William B. Baugh Info from here.             Private First Class William Bernard Baugh (July 7, 1930 – November 29, 1950) was a United States marine who, at age 20, received the Medal of Honor in Korea for sacrificing his life to save his Marine comrades. The nation’s highest decoration for valor was presented to the young Marine for extraordinary heroism on November...
  • Romney's Taxes Paid and Then Some - Where is the Press

    09/23/2012 4:55:07 PM PDT · by Alex Baker · 24 replies
    RealityBatsLast ^ | September 21, 2012 | Bryce Buchanan
    Romney release much additional tax info today and the highlights are these: *The Romneys paid almost two million in income tax this year (3 million last year) *They paid an average of 20.20% of their income to income tax over the last 20 years. * Last year they donated 30% of their income to charity – over 4 million dollars. * Over 20 years, the average share of their income that went to taxes and charity was over 38% of their income. Check out Obama and Bidens history of charitable donations. It was often way up there in the 1...
  • Beantown is a nerd Nirvana!

    09/23/2012 4:53:44 PM PDT · by JAWs · 5 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/19/12 | Ethan Gilsdorf
    You’re a new nerd in town. You want to roll some dice, cast some spells, kill some orcs. Or you want to leverage your fandom for good, not evil, in the so-called “real world,” whatever that is. Let it be known, verily and forsooth, that Our Fair City and its environs is a kingdom replete with every variety of nerdery known to man, woman, halfling, and beast. Boston is the undisputed center of the nerdverse — a mothership for dweebs, techies, trekkers, weirdos, and gamers. “Our mainstream is geeky,” said Kevin Harrington, who runs an annual comedy festival called Geek...
  • Libyan govt issues 48 hour deadline for militias to disband- Greg Palkot reports from Tripoli

    09/23/2012 4:51:52 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Sep 23, 2012 - 2:18 - | Greg Palkot reports from Tripoli, Libya
    Sep 23, 2012 Greg Palkot reports from Tripoli, Libya
  • Greek media on 24-hour strike Monday over labor laws, contracts

    09/23/2012 4:51:20 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 8 replies
    Unions representing journalists and technical staff at radio stations and TV channels are holding a 24-hour strike from 6 a.m. on Monday to protest the “dismantling” of labor regulations. The journalists’ unions are also protesting a decision by publishers not to sign a collective contract with their employees. The actions means there will be no media coverage on Monday and no newspapers on Tuesday.
  • Gore seeks November splash with event (Sex Poodle pimps “dirty weather”)

    09/23/2012 4:50:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/23/12 | Ben Geman
    Gore seeks November splash with eventBy Ben Geman - 09/23/12 03:35 PM ET Al Gore hopes to show links between climate change and the effects of extreme weather worldwide with an online and social media-fueled event built around the idea of “dirty weather.” Gore’s advocacy group, the Climate Reality Project, announced Sunday that its second multi-media “24 Hours of Reality” event will occur Nov. 14-15 and bear the title “The Dirty Weather Report.” “We are in a new era where the . . . extreme weather that is occurring is not fully caused by the natural cycles of time and...
  • Purple Poll: Romney over Obama 48-47 (Florida )

    09/23/2012 4:43:25 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 10 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | September 23, 2012 | WILLIAM MARCH
    Mitt Romney leads President Barack Obama in Florida by a single point, 48-47 percent, in a new installment of the Purple Poll, a result unchanged from the poll's last installment in August. The Purple Poll is done in a dozen "purple states," states that could swing between Democrats and Republicans, by a bipartisan polling group. Overall in all 12 states, it shows Obama advancing significantly, from a 1-point deficit in August, 47-46 percent, to a 5-point lead, 49-44 percent. The result differs somewhat from a couple of other recent polls, including a Fox News poll showing Obama with a 5-point...
  • Gibbs defends administration's response to Libya attack

    09/23/2012 4:43:00 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Sept. 23 2012
    Obama campaign senior adviser on 'Fox News Sunday'
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (09/23/12)

    09/23/2012 4:32:14 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 30 replies
    09/23/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (09/23/12) Monday: 8/7 -- Alphas -- SyFy 9/8 -- Warehouse 13 -- SyFy 10/9 -- Revolution -- NBC Friday: 9/8 -- Haven -- SyFy 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox
  • Greece insists 13.5 bln will close budget gap, as IMF hardens stance

    09/23/2012 4:26:01 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 6 replies
    ekathimerini.com ^ | Sunday September 23, 2012 (22:23)
    Greece rebuffed a report in Der Spiegel magazine on Sunday that claimed the country’s budget shortfall is about 20 billion euros, rather than the 13.5 billion euros Athens is discussing with the troika.The Finance Ministry said that the budget shortfall as it stands will be covered by the 11.5 billion euros in cuts and 2 billion euros in new tax measures that it is negotiating with the troika. Meanwhile, Kathimerini understands that a hardening in the stance of the International Monetary Fund and its representative in the troika, Poul Thomsen, was behind the Greek government’s inability to reach an agreement...
  • Pre-Peeled, Re-Wrapped Bananas Are the Most Wasteful Sign of the Apocalypse Yet

    09/23/2012 4:20:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | September 21, 2012 | Andrew Liszewski
    In what has to be the worst case of wasteful packaging in the history of modern conveniece, a grocery store in Austria is actually selling pre-peeled bananas that have then been re-packaged in cellophane-covered foam trays.
  • ‘All We Have Is Muhammad’: Muslim Protests Spread to Greece

    09/23/2012 4:18:48 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 48 replies
    ATHENS, Greece (The Blaze/AP) — Greek riot police used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse Muslim protesters during a rally against a film produced in the United States that denigrates Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. No injuries were reported. The demonstration, the first such one in Greece, comes amid nearly two weeks of continuing deadly protests across the Arab world blamed at least in part on “Innocence of Muslims.”
  • Omaha World Herald, NE Senate: Fischer (R) 56%, Kerrey (D) 43% Likely Voters

    09/23/2012 4:08:57 PM PDT · by Kolath · 5 replies
    Omaha.com ^ | 9/23/2012 | Robynn Tysver
    The political fortunes of Democrats Bob Kerrey and President Barack Obama appear to be tied together in Nebraska — and that's bad news for Kerrey and his comeback bid for U.S. Senate, according to The World-Herald Poll. Kerrey and Obama each trailed his respective Republican opponent by about 10 percentage points in a statewide poll of 800 registered voters. The margin was even worse for Kerrey when the poll was narrowed to likely voters, with the former governor and two-term senator trailing Republican State Sen. Deb Fischer by 16 percentage points — 56 percent to 40 percent.
  • Obama Senior Adviser Stutters Trying To Explain Why Obama Will Meet The View But Not World Leaders

    09/23/2012 4:08:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/23/12 | GOPICYMI
    On "Fox News Sunday" Chris Wallace asks Robert Gibbs why Pres. Obama isn't meeting with other World Leaders, but is finding time to appear on the "View"
  • Bay Buchanan Challenges Scarborough's Conservatism Right To His Face: 'Which Side Are You On?'

    09/23/2012 4:06:38 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 49 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/22/12 | Noel Sheppard
    Bay Buchanan, one of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's senior advisers, got into quite a heated exchange with MSNBC's Joe Scarborough on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday. After Scarborough took issue with Buchanan implying that she was the only conservative present on a panel filled with liberals, Buchanan replied, "You know, Joe, on this set, you appear to be one of the four"
  • Poll: The presidential race is tight in Pennsylvania (Obama 47 Romney 45)

    09/23/2012 3:57:41 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 95 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribue-Review ^ | 09/22/2012 | Mike Wereschagin
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  • Mexico analyzing U.S. probe on Fast and Furious

    09/23/2012 3:54:41 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    Mexico's Attorney General's Office said it is studying a U.S. Justice Department report on Operation Fast and Furious, a federal undercover sting that allegedly allowed some 2,000 weapons to be smuggled south of the border. The AG's office said Friday in a statement that "the introduction of weapons into the nation's territory without compliance with applicable legal requirements constitutes a crime." Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/09/22/mexico-analyzing-us-probe-on-fast-and-furious/#ixzz27KuLPmkc
  • Iran could launch pre-emptive Israel strike-commander

    09/23/2012 3:50:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 23, 2012 | Zahra Hosseinian and Rania El Gamal
    Iran could launch a pre-emptive strike on Israel if it was sure the Jewish state was preparing to attack it, a senior commander of its elite Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying on Sunday. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, a brigadier general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, made the comments to Iran's state-run Arabic language Al-Alam television. "Iran will not start any war but it could launch a pre-emptive attack if it was sure that the enemies are putting the final touches to attack it," Al-Alam said, paraphrasing the military commander. Hajizadeh said any attack on Iranian soil could trigger "World...
  • Morsi sets terms for US-Arab ties (and Obama will accept those "terms")

    09/23/2012 3:48:45 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 22 replies
    Indian Express ^ | 9/23/2012 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK & STEVEN ERLANGER
    On the eve of his first trip to the US as Egypt’s new Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi said the US needed to fundamentally change its approach to the Arab world, showing greater respect for its values and helping build a Palestinian state, if it hoped to overcome decades of pent-up anger. A former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Morsi sought in a 90-minute interview with The New York Times to introduce himself to the US public and to revise the terms of relations between his country and the US after the ouster of Hosni...
  • Egyptian President issues conditions for Obama surrender

    09/23/2012 3:44:35 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-23-12 | DrJohn
    According to Obama he isn't even our ally and Obama is now taking orders from him. CAIRO — On the eve of his first trip to the United States as Egypt’s new Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi said the United States needed to fundamentally change its approach to the Arab world, showing greater respect for its values and helping build a Palestinian state, if it hoped to overcome decades of pent-up anger. A former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mr. Morsi sought in a 90-minute interview with The New York Times to introduce himself to...
  • Housing and the Three Waves of the Tax Tsunami – The Biggest Increase in Taxes in American History

    09/23/2012 3:42:22 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 5 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 09/23/2012 | Confounded Interest
    There has been numerous headwinds to a housing (and commercial real estate) recovery. One is doggedly slow economic growth. Another is doggedly high unemployment rates. But there is another headwind that is not talked about for housing and real estate in general: taxmageddon or the upcoming single largest tax increase in American history. Simply put, housing consumption will be reduced in Federal taxes increase. But this is occurring just as housing is beginning to stabilize in many parts of the country. Americans for Tax Reform provide a nice summary of the tax tsunami that is about to hit (unless Congress...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes

    09/23/2012 3:42:14 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 11 replies
    9-23-12 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 139:17,18 How Precious it is, Lord, to Realize that You are Thinking about me Constantly. I can't Even Count How many Times a Day Your Thoughts Turn Towards me. And when I Awaken in the Morning, You are still Thinking of me.
  • I Am Obamacare

    09/23/2012 3:42:06 PM PDT · by RolandTignor · 16 replies
    Given Eyes To See ^ | Oct 2011 | Miss M
    Has anyone seen this. I searched for it here on FR but didn't find any info.
  • Intelligence chairman doubts Libya attack linked to video (Obama lied, again!)

    09/23/2012 3:41:41 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 3 replies
    cnn ^ | 9/23/2012 | CNN's Ashley Killough
    The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday there's no proof indicating this month's consulate attack in Libya – which killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans – was related to protests over an anti-Islam video. "I have seen no information that shows that there was a protest going on as you have seen around any other embassy at the time. It was clearly designed to be an attack," Rep. Mike Rogers said on CNN's "State of the Union." While he still thinks there may be evidence that the attackers could have known Ambassador Christopher Stevens was on...
  • A 'blameless' Obama scolds Congress

    09/23/2012 3:39:39 PM PDT · by cap10mike · 27 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | September 23, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    In his Saturday radio and Internet address, President Barack Obama excoriated House Republicans for commencing their scheduled recess at a time when there were numerous bills to be voted on that allegedly would have buttressed the economy. “Last week, without much fanfare, members of the House of Representatives banged a gavel, turned out the lights and rushed home, declaring their work finished for now,” Obama began. “If that frustrates you, it should, because their work isn’t finished. “When they skipped town, members of Congress left a whole bunch of proposals sitting on the table. These ideas have been around for...
  • Florida Kindergartners To Celebrate LGBT History Month…

    09/23/2012 3:37:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 68 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 22, 2012
    Will they be taught Obama is the “first gay president?”Via Miami Herald: Broward County School Board members on Wednesday are expected to approve a formal resolution in support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month, which takes place every October.The LGBT History Month tradition, started in 1994 by a Missouri high school teacher, has previously been recognized and promoted by a wide assortment of politicians, including members of Congress and Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia. In all of Philadelphia’s municipal buildings, for example, a rainbow flag is flown alongside the U.S. flag every October.Honoring gay history within the realm...
  • Former FBI agent Shipley enters halfway house

    09/23/2012 3:34:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 9/23/12 | David Codrea
    FBI John Shipley gun trafficking Gun control gun rights Advertisement Accompanied by his parents and wife, former FBI agent John Shipley, convicted of illegal gun dealing, was transported to a halfway house facility in El Paso, Texas, earlier this month to complete the remainder of his sentenced incarceration, a source close to the case told Gun Rights Examiner this weekend. “There are a lot of different offenders including gang members and sex offenders,” the source revealed. “John was able to see a counselor to have the rules explained and to be evaluated,” the source reported. “He has to attend certain...
  • PA Ends Restriction on Imports from Israel

    09/23/2012 3:22:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/9/12
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) said on Sunday it was ending restrictions limiting the number of traders who can import Israeli goods into the territory, in a bid to reduce spiraling prices. "The system of exclusive agencies and exclusive distributors for goods and products manufactured in Israel or foreign goods imported through an Israeli agent is cancelled," economy minister Jawad Naji told a news conference. "We will allow all interested traders to buy directly from the Israeli market without an intermediary, in compliance with the laws and mechanisms of the Palestinian Authority," he said in Ramallah. The decision does not include...
  • Obama’s Muslim apology tour deserves a Hallmark card sentiment

    09/23/2012 3:13:29 PM PDT · by SmileRight · 20 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 9/23/2012 | Alan Bergstein
    I strolled into my neighborhood Hallmark store looking for an appropriate card to send to some Middle East Muslims expressing my condolences for grievances they may have against my country and against Jews who might have offended them throughout the years. I saw the birthday cards, the grieving cards, those celebrating weddings, and others, but none fit my search. Neither did the clerk recall ever having seen such a card. I called her attention to the many apologies that President Obama has made to Muslims, and she agreed that there would seem to be a need for cards of this...
  • States see pension crisis looming despite cuts

    09/23/2012 3:13:20 PM PDT · by redreno · 9 replies
    foxnews ^ | 09/23/2012 | unknown
    Almost every state in the U.S. has made cuts to its public-employee pensions, seeking to dig out from the economic downturn, but so far the measures have fallen well short of bridging a nearly $1 trillion funding gap. Since 2009, 45 states have rolled back pension benefits for teachers, police, firefighters and other public workers, including cuts by Michigan and California this month. Next week, Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign legislation requiring, for example, that certain teachers work longer and pay more toward their pensions.
  • Does 1979 newspaper column shed light on 2008 campaign story? (Obama funding)

    09/23/2012 3:07:39 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 38 replies
    Daily Inter Lake ^ | Septwmber 22, 2012 | Frank Miele
    Searching old newspapers is one of my favorite pastimes, and I have tried to use them many times to shed light on current events - or to inform readers about how the past is prologue to our very interesting present-day quandaries. Recently, I came across a syndicated column from November 1979 that seemed to point 30 years into the future toward an obscure campaign issue that arose briefly in the 2008 presidential campaign. Though by no means definitive, it provides an interesting insight, at least, into how Chicago politics intersected with the black power movement and Middle Eastern money at...
  • US Army Announces Greatest inventions of 2011

    09/23/2012 3:03:25 PM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Defence Talk ^ | September 21,2012 | Staff
    U.S. Army officials announced the winners of its greatest inventions competition Sept. 19.A team of combat veteran non-commissioned officers, as well as U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command field-grade officers, reviewed and voted for the Army Greatest Inventions of 2011. Dale Ormond, director of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, commended the scientists and engineers for their efforts to empower, unburden and protect Soldiers. “The contributions made by these teams promise to improve the well-being of Soldiers and the Army’s capability to contribute to quality of life and our national security,” Ormond said. “All of the nominated inventions...
  • NJ Hamas Imam Calls on Obama to Imprison Islam Critics

    09/23/2012 2:59:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 67 replies
    Front Page ^ | 9/23/12 | Daniel Greenfield
    The levels of irony here are overwhelming. Imam Qatanani is a confessed Hamas member and terrorist supporter whom the government attempted to deport and would have been back in Hamastine if not for the intervention of prominent and prominently corrupt New Jersey politicians. And now the Imam from Paterstine is calling on the Department of Homeland Security to go after anyone who offends Muslims. Only in New Jersey, or maybe Illinois, Michigan and California. (via Jihad Watch and Robert Spencer) Mohammad Qatanani, who leads one of the largest mosques in New Jersey – even believes free speech that criticizes Islam...
  • What Mitt Should Do - NOW

    09/23/2012 2:58:49 PM PDT · by Bob Leibowitz · 33 replies
    Leibowitz's Canticle ^ | September 23, 2012 | Leibowitz
    The Romney campaign and Republican National Committee have more money than God, too much to waste to continue doing things the way they've always done. Now is the time to step out in a way that not only gets his message out over the heads of the Obama media but also draws an enormous amount of attention. Now is the time to swing for the fences. How? Spend a handful of those millions on hand to buy 30 minutes of simultaneous airtime on all three (or four or five) of the major broadcast networks. Do it now, before the debates....