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  • Cyber attack reporting site, Anyone? (Vanity)

    11/17/2012 9:03:12 AM PST · by Cold Heart · 6 replies
    Wife's bank card was denied use yesterday. Bank said their on line service was not working. I suggested Iran was mounting a cyber attack due to the war footings around Israel. Wife said I was paranoid. I did find a September article ( about Iran cyber attacking banks. Officials tried to blame The Video LOL but the article said it was Iran being upset about sanctions. Article said attacks were ongoing. Any Freepers know of a good website that reports current cyber attacks?
  • Advertisers who sponsor left wing media should be boycotted.

    11/17/2012 7:39:46 AM PST · by Diggity · 36 replies
    11/17/2012 | Myself
    The best way (if there is a way) to force the left wing media into moving to the center is cut off their source of profits. If the companies who advertise on left wing media, network news, cnn etc received millions of emails, letters saying that their products will not be bought as long as the sponsor they lying left wing media then it may make a difference.
  • FReeper Recipe Thread (4 days to Thanksgiving)

    11/17/2012 7:33:11 AM PST · by libertarian27 · 67 replies
    FreeRepublic Cooks | Nov 18, 2012 | libertarian27
    Welcome to the FReeper Recipe Thread. Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or three- for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' Recipe Stack of Family Favorites! Here's the place to share and explore your latest and greatest favorite recipe. Happy Thanksgiving
  • Ben Stein's confession

    11/17/2012 7:32:25 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 11-10-12 | Ben Stein
    "The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary. My confession: [Ben Stein] I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat... Or maybe I can put it another way: where...
  • 50 Unfortunate Truths About Investing

    11/17/2012 7:19:42 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 8 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | November 14, 2012 | Morgan Housel
    Sorry, but ... 1. Saying "I'll be greedy when others are fearful" is much easier than actually doing it. 2. The gulf between a great company and a great investment can be extraordinary. 3. Markets go through at least one big pullback every year, and one massive one every decade. Get used to it. It's just what they do. 4. There is virtually no accountability in the financial pundit arena. People who have been wrong about everything for years still draw crowds. 5. As Erik Falkenstein says: "In expert tennis, 80% of the points are won, while in amateur tennis,...
  • Stuff Dutch People Like: #19--Mashing Their Food--Stamppot

    11/17/2012 7:18:11 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 54 replies
    Stuff Dutch People Like ^ | January 2012 | Anon
    "Mommy, what's that???" For anyone reading this, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that Dutch food has yet to sweep the globe. Although pockets of the Dutch can be found scattering the world, delectable Dutch cuisine never seemed to have caught on. “Fancy I pick up some Dutch food on the way home from work?” or “Wow, you have got to try this new Dutch restaurant in SoHo!” are phrases you will never hear uttered. Isn’t it odd that a nation of traveling, colonizing, patriotic, emigrating folk never managed to sow their own culinary seeds? C’mon, who are we...
  • Who stabbed Ginger in the back? Scan reveals 5,500-year-old murder mystery...

    11/17/2012 6:45:28 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Friday, November 16, 2012 | Mark Prigg and Damien Gayle
    Daniel Antoine, the museum's expert on human remains, told The Times: ..."The force is such that the blade would have penetrated through his lung." ...Examinations also showed he was a young man, aged between just 18 and 20 when he was killed, and impressively muscled. Mr Antoine said he believes a lack of defensive wounds suggest Ginger was the victim of a surprise attack. A blade of copper or sharpened flint at least 5in long and 0.7in wide made the injury, he said... Professor Anders Persson of the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV), a Forensic Radiology expert,...
  • 10 Things Stores Won't Say About Black Friday

    11/17/2012 6:32:13 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 23 replies
    Smart Money ^ | 11-16-12 | ANNAMARIA ANDRIOTIS
    1. "Expect pandemonium at the stores." 2. "We ruined Thanksgiving." 3. "Black Friday came early." 4. "You should have stayed home." 5. "Prepare for violence." 6. "Won't give us your email address? Say goodbye to some deals." 7. "Don't expect good quality." 8. "We market to women (but not the best deals)." 9. "Don't be fooled by credit card discounts offers." 10. "We'll try to keep you in the store all day."
  • Why Apple Can't Deny Google Maps On iPhone

    11/17/2012 5:58:20 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 49 replies
    Google has nearly completed work on a new version of Google Maps for the iPhone. Citing sources familiar with Google's plans, The Wall Street Journal reported that Google is now field testing the app outside of Google. It should soon be ready for Google to submit to Apple for approval. Apple booted Google Maps from the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch earlier this year with the introduction of iOS 6. Google Maps was a part of iOS from the very first iPhone through September of this year -- a partnership that lasted more than five years. But Apple has been...
  • Droughts steady since 1950s

    11/17/2012 5:39:34 AM PST · by Renfield · 24 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-14-2012 | Nic, Collins
    According to a commonly used model of drought patterns, researchers had previously assumed that higher global temperatures were causing greater evaporation of water, and therefore more droughts. But a more detailed analysis of weather data, including wind speed, humidity and radiation levels, found that in fact there has been "little change" in drought over the past 60 years. Researchers from Princeton University and the Australian National University said drought was "expected to increase in frequency and severity" in the future, but added that currently used prediction methods are inaccurate.....

    11/17/2012 5:31:53 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 18 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 11/17/42 | Charles Hurd, Robert Trumbull, Drew Middleton, Ralph Parker, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Cashier Allegedly Scammed Lottery Winner Out Of $5 Million Ticket, Waited 6 Years To Cash It In

    11/17/2012 4:55:49 AM PST · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    A maintenance worker in Syracuse, N.Y. claims that he won $5 million on an instant lottery ticket. He took it back to the store where he had purchased it, and the store owner’s son told him that he had only won $5,000. The man offered him for $4,000 in cash for the ticket. The store owner’s two sons sat on the ticket for six years, then turned it in to the state lottery. The lottery sensed that something was not right here. To smoke out the shenanigans, the state lottery planted a story in the media. They didn’t lie, exactly,...
  • Van Rompuy: financial tax to form part of EU budget

    11/17/2012 4:54:38 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 11-16 | BENJAMIN FOX
    BRUSSELS - The much vaunted EU financial transaction tax (FTT) is set to be hard-wired into the EU budget, with most of its revenue going directly to the EU. A paper prepared by EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy and sent to European capitals ahead of next week's EU budget summit, where leaders aim to agree a mandate on the budget framework for 2014-2020, would deduct FTT revenues from national contributions to the annual EU pot. Van Rompuy put forward his ideas after private talks with EU countries' budget sherpas over the past 10 days. (Snip) Under Van Rompuy's plan,...
  • For your consideration

    Why the GOP won’t challenge vote fraud Posted on November 15, 2012 by Dr. Eowyn | 78 Comments Friends and Patriots, It’s major duct tape time ’cause you’ll need it to keep your head from exploding. Are you ready for this?
  • West request for recount denied or court doesn't have authority?

    11/17/2012 12:45:53 AM PST · by Usagi_yo · 17 replies
    11/17/2012 | Me
    Earlier today while reading an article from a Drudge link that state West's request for recount was denied by a judge I actually read the reason the judge didn't order the recount was because his court didn't have the authority to do so (jurisdiction?). Is this actually considered a denial or is it being framed by certain media interests as a denial? Anybody have an actual URL of the court transcripts?
  • Earth tremor Barry Texas

    11/16/2012 11:50:37 PM PST · by john12123 · 19 replies
    Was in bed lying down fully awake when the bed shook violently. I got up and went towards the doorway when it stopped. Looked at the clock which read 01.08am. Anyone else felt this ?
  • 197 Neat Free Survival Downloads

    11/16/2012 9:44:39 PM PST · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    Ferfal Blogspot ^ | 11/15/12 | Ferfal
    Hey guys, here's a few nice downloads to put in a thumb drive or maybe print some of the more relevant ones. Its all free stuff, lots of good reading. Enjoy!
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Like a Diamond in the Sky

    11/16/2012 9:40:40 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    NASA ^ | November 17, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: A dark Sun hung over Queensland, Australia on Wednesday morning during a much anticipated total solar eclipse. Storm clouds threatened to spoil the view along the northern coast, but minutes before totality the clouds parted. Streaming past the Moon's edge, the last direct rays of sunlight produced a gorgeous diamond ring effect in this scene from Ellis Beach between Cairns and Port Douglas. Winking out in a moment, the diamond didn't last forever though. The area was plunged into darkness for nearly 2 minutes as the Moon's shadow swept off shore toward Australia's Great Barrier Reef and out into...
  • Man bites off brother-in-law's finger, police say

    11/16/2012 9:05:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | November 16, 2012 | Ed Komenda
    It appears Jean Saintilus bit off more than he could chew. After chanting and smashing a coconut in the middle of a dead-end road, police say, the 27-year-old man opened his hand and showed baffled officers his brother-in-law's severed pinky finger.
  • This Grandma And Her Cat Are The Cutest Best Friends Ever

    11/16/2012 8:31:14 PM PST · by Altariel · 39 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Unknown | Matt Bellassai
    Thirteen years ago, photographer Miyoko Ihara began snapping pictures of the budding relationship between her now 88-year-old grandmother, Misa, and her odd-eyed kitten, Fukumaru. Since Misa found the cat abandoned in a shed, the pair have barely ever been apart. Their beautiful friendship is documented in a photo book, Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat.
  • Andrew Breitbart at CPAC 2012 - R.I.P.!

    11/16/2012 7:26:22 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 02/10/2012 | Andrew Breitbart RIP ANDREW!!!!! I/We we will always remember and love you!!!!! Rest in Piece Andrew - I/We WILL NEVER EVER FORGET YOU!!!!!
  • Enterprise interest in Windows 8 half that for Windows 7 in '09

    11/16/2012 7:00:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Computerworld ^ | 11/16/2012 | Gregg Keizer
    Enterprise IT decision makers are about half as enthusiastic about the new Windows 8 as they were three years ago about the then-just-released Windows 7, an analyst said today. Employees, however, have a higher-than-expected interest in the revamped operating system when it powers a tablet, second only to Apple's iOS, which runs the iPad. According to David Johnson of Forrester Research, 24% of the more than 1,200 North American and European IT hardware purchasers the firm interviewed in the third quarter said that while they had no plans in place to migrate to Windows 8, they expect to at some...
  • M1A National Match vs Remington 700 Tactical

    11/16/2012 6:42:53 PM PST · by Farmer Dean · 44 replies
    I'm considering the purchase of the M1A in National Match grade.Anyone have experience using this rifle and how does it compare (in accuracy) to the Remington 700 Tactical.
  • Dust-devils flirt with Curiosity Mars rover

    11/16/2012 6:38:44 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    bbc ^ | 15 November 2012 Last updated at 20:11 ET | Jonathan Amos
    Although the robot's cameras have yet to catch sight of them, it seems whirlwinds of dust have been skirting around the six-wheeled vehicle. From the data gathered by Curiosity's meteorological station, scientists think dust-devils may even have run over the mobile laboratory. It is not entirely unexpected. Vortices of dust whipped up by the wind have been pictured by previous Mars rovers. "A dust-devil looks essentially like what you would expect from the movies - a tiny tornado that is lifting dust," explained Manuel de la Torre Juarez of Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and a scientist on the Rover...
  • Leonid Meteor Shower: When to Watch

    11/16/2012 6:32:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    The Leonid Meteor Shower 2012 is set to peak on Saturday, Nov. 17. Skies are looking like they'll cooperate as the Leonid meteor shower gets under way. has a number of tips for watching the Leonids. The site also has some spectacular Leonids photos. And here's a Youtube video of the Leonid meteor shower. The show follows some nice shows by the Taurids Meteor Shower earlier this month, and the spectacular Perseids Meteor Shower, which wowed gazers in August. Monrovia resident and JPL astronomer Jane Houston Jones doesn't expect the shower to be visible in the Los Angeles area...
  • Ebola may go airborne

    11/16/2012 5:15:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Science News ^ | November 15, 2012 | Tina Hesman Saey
    The Ebola virus can spread through the air from pigs to macaques, a new study suggests. Transmission of the virus — which causes an often fatal hemorrhagic fever in people and primates — was thought to require direct contact with body fluids from an infected animal or person. But in the new study, published online November 15 in Scientific Reports, piglets infected with Ebola passed the virus to macaques housed in the same room even though the animals never touched. “The evidence that the virus got from a pig to a monkey through a respiratory route is good,” says Glenn...
  • Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue Cancelled by ABC

    11/16/2012 5:11:43 PM PST · by Tyrannis · 35 replies
    IGN ^ | November 16 2012 | Eric Goldman
    ABC has cancelled Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue. Both shows will not be receiving orders for additional episodes beyond their first thirteen. Despite a lot of critical support for Last Resort, it struggled on Thursday nights on ABC. 666 Park Avenue meanwhile was the clear ratings weak link on ABC’s Sunday night lineup. Variety reports that both shows will at least air all thirteen episodes.
  • Vanity: Greg Gutfeld hosting O'Reilly! LOL

    11/16/2012 5:06:03 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 46 replies
    This could get entertaining!!!!!!!
  • The Importance of a College Degree

    11/16/2012 4:53:26 PM PST · by a5478 · 38 replies
    Schiff ^ | 11/18/2012 | Schiff Report
    President Obama promotes the myth that everyone must go to college. That if you don't go, your life will be ruined -- that you will end up waiting tables, or trapped in some other mundane occupation. The truth is, even with a college degree, you may still end up waiting tables, you'll just begin your "career" four or five years later, tens of thousands of dollars in debt. Here is an example of some of the plumb jobs college grads were able to land during the Obama administration. Not just liberal arts majors mind you, but graduates with degrees in...
  • Who on our side got it right?

    11/16/2012 4:43:57 PM PST · by VA Voter · 32 replies
    Who on our side nailed the polls and got it right before the election? I want to know where to send my money. The @$$holes who kept telling us that they were overpolling democrats were wrong, wrong, wrong. I love Rush but he blew it. Is there anyone we can trust?
  • Vanity: I have a Photoshop request

    11/16/2012 4:01:37 PM PST · by Kolath · 10 replies
    Kolath | 11/16/2012 | Kolath
    Hey Photoshop fans, I have a request from my mom who doesn't know a thing about computers. Looking for a picture of Atlas Shrugged holding not a globe but an Obama "O" logo.

    11/16/2012 3:55:59 PM PST · by MrChips · 34 replies
    vanity | 11/16/2012 | MrChips
    OK, so I briefly bought into the Internet hype that Obama had signed 927 executive orders. Not true. Just 139. But, I still view him as the "executive order" president who arrogantly treats Congress as irrelevant and does whatever he wants. Just today, the Wall Street Journal ran a piece on Harry Reid's subterfuge in scotching a bipartisan cyber-security bill so that Obama could just write his own version via executive order, a version more friendly to centralized federal government control. And I know that he used executive orders cynically leading up to the election, like the one stopping the...
  • Woman Catches Belly Button Ring In Pool Drain

    11/16/2012 3:48:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    CBS4 ^ | November 15, 2012
    A Weld County mother got her belly button ring caught in a pool drain on Wednesday. It happened at about 12:48 p.m. the Greeley Family Funplex in the Zero Depth Pool. Fire crews had to drain the entire pool to free the 31-year-old woman. Crews first attempted to turn the ring in order to free the swimmer but were unsuccessful. After several attempts the ring was manipulated so it could be released and free the swimmer. She was not injured.
  • Audience member vomits over balcony at Paul Rudd play

    11/16/2012 3:43:52 PM PST · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 16, 2012 | Page Six
    There was real-life drama at Paul Rudd’s Broadway play “Grace” when an audience member who appeared drunk threw up over a mezzanine railing onto theatergoers below.
  • It’s Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing / Wine Making Thread #21 November 16, 2012

    11/16/2012 3:33:37 PM PST · by Red_Devil 232 · 27 replies
    Free Republic | 11/16/2012 | Red_Devil 232
    Good afternoon/evening FReepers. Yep, it is Beer Thirty Time Once Again!Happiness is a bubbling airlock! And a Cold Brew  BEER Good evening/afternoon brewers and winemakers. I did not get to start my 5 gallons of Hard Apple Cider until Tuesday of this week. I used 5.5 Gallons of Musselman’s cider and added 2 lbs of corn sugar along with two cups of raisins that were boiled in 2 cups of water, to soften. The raisins along with the water were then processed in a blender until it was a very fine mush. This mush was added to the 5 gal....
  • What Are They Teaching In Our Schools? Anything??

    11/16/2012 3:20:15 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 45 replies ^ | Nov. 8, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    A parent in Norfolk, Va., complained that a special ed teacher injected Islamic indoctrination into the classroom. The story broke in the local paper only because the fifth-grade student was slightly injured, and the mother reported it. This teacher spent two days trying to make her students learn a Muslim “hand sign,” according to the criminal complaint. A spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations said that he had never heard of any hand signs in his faith. This odd dispute prompted many questions. Local citizens wanted to know why this teacher was trying to make her students learn Islamic...
  • Marijuana Use Tied to Testicular Cancer Risk

    11/16/2012 3:17:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Young men who use marijuana have a higher risk of testicular cancer, a new study found. The study of 455 Californian men found those who had smoked pot were twice as likely to have been diagnosed with testicular germ cell tumors, the most common form of testicular cancer in men younger than 35. "Testicular cancer is on the rise," said study author Victoria Cortessis, assistant professor of preventive medicine at the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles. "So we asked, 'What is it that young men are doing more frequently that could account for the...
  • Man Takes Pregnancy Test as Joke, Finds Testicular Tumor

    11/16/2012 3:11:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 6, 2012 | KATIE MOISSE
    A Reddit post about a man's positive pregnancy test appears to have alerted him to a testicular tumor. The man, whose name has not been made public, was shocked to see two pink lines after jokingly taking the test, which had been left in his bathroom cabinet by an ex-girlfriend. The strange scene was drawn out as a comic and submitted to the website Reddit, where it drew more than 1,300 comments in three days from concerned strangers. "You may have testicular cancer! Get to an oncologist, tell them you took a pregnancy test and it came out positive," one...
  • Please sign the petition to impeach Obama. Over 30000 signature collected so far.

    We request that Obama be impeached for the following reasons: 1. He proclaimed war in libya without getting congress approval first. Article I, Section 8- Only congress can approve to start war. 2. Obamacare is unconstitutional. Forcing US citizens to get health insurance whether they want it or not. 3. Obama disrespects our Constitution calling it flawed and trying to change it even after taking this oath: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution...
  • The 'fiscal cliff' is actually an 'austerity bomb'

    11/16/2012 2:44:21 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 20 replies
    All Voices ^ | Nov 15, 2012
    Brian Beutler of Talking Points Memo may have been the first person to use the term “austerity bomb” for the expired tax cuts and automatic spending cuts to take effect at the beginning of next year. Paul Krugman adopts the term in his blog entry "The Austerity Bomb" in the New York Times. Beutler wrote: “A giant austerity bomb is timed to go off at the beginning of next year, and the threat of significantly higher taxes and lower spending has Republicans running around the Capitol sounding more like John Maynard Keynes than John Boehner.” The term "fiscal cliff" makes...
  • Do You Have Friends Like This? [Vanity]

    11/16/2012 2:26:29 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 62 replies
    Pharmboy | 11-16-12 | Me
    I have had these friends for years...they are retired state workers, currently employed teachers, and people who work for universities. I enjoy their company (so long as we stay away from politics) and do stuff together. BUT...they really piss me off...why? Because they chose their job pathway to security and very circumscribed work hours. No overtime. No weekends. Yet...YET...they constantly bitch about people with wealth who have worked for it. Took a chance, and achieve success.
  • Is it really worth going to college and adding all this debt?

    11/16/2012 2:13:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Triangle Business Journal ^ | 11/16/2012 | Jason deBruyn
    College tuition seems to be going in only one direction: Up. And as grants and financial aid aren’t going as far as they used to, students and parents are having to borrow more to go to college. I wrote about spending per degree for today’s paper, and quoted Kevin Carey, the director of the education-policy program at the New America Foundation, a nonprofit in Washington D.C. that analyzes public policy. He argues that Americans go to college because the “have to,” and after graduation “start moving forward through life attached to a financial ball and chain.” In his opinion, the...
  • DNA sequencers stymie superbug spread

    11/16/2012 2:02:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies
    NATURE NEWS ^ | 14 November 2012 | Ewen Callaway
    Whole-genome analysis helps identify source of MRSA outbreak on infant ward. A superbug outbreak that plagued a special-care neonatal unit in Cambridge, UK, for several months last year was brought to an end by insights gained from genome sequencing. The case, reported today in Lancet Infectious Disease, marks the first time that scientists have sequenced pathogen genomes to actively control an ongoing outbreak1. Sharon Peacock, a clinical microbiologist at the University of Cambridge, and her team became involved in the outbreak after three infants at nearby Rosie Hospital’s 24-cot special-care baby unit tested positive for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) within...
  • KYLE BASS: Germany Could Exit The Euro In '3-4 Years'

    11/16/2012 1:58:53 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Nov. 16, 2012 | Lucas Kawa
    Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass was on Bloomberg’s Market Makers with Stephanie Ruhle talking about his bearish views on the E.U. and the status of the currency union as a whole. He said that the E.U. is “three times more levered” than the U.S. and that the entire system is “on life support.” He believes that the there's a small window of short-term investment opportunities in the E.U. that are akin to "picking up a dime before a bulldozer." Bass also echoed the popular opinion that Greece needs to leave the E.U. if it is ever going to be competitive....
  • ‘Conservative entertainment complex’ killing GOP

    11/16/2012 1:32:07 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 38 replies
    Marietta Daily Journal ^ | November 16, 2012 | Kevin Foley
    Despite Gov. Rick Scott’s seven-hour waiting lines in Florida’s minority voting precincts, President Obama won the state’s 29 electoral votes, giving him a 332-206 victory and, more important, a clear mandate to lead America forward. Just two weeks ago, Republicans were told by Fox News’ resident genius Dick Morris the election was in the bag. So, what happened? David Frum may have the answer. “The problem with Republican leaders is that they’re cowards, not that they’re fundamentally mistaken,” said the conservative pundit and former George W. Bush speechwriter. “Republicans have been fleeced and exploited and lied to by a conservative...
  • Court to consider whether soldiers have 'right to life'

    11/16/2012 1:03:16 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 18 replies
    Britain's highest court is to debate whether soldiers in battle are entitled to the right to life under human rights legislation. The Supreme Court will reportedly investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Private Phillip Hewett in Iraq in July 2005 and examine whether troops in war zones are covered by Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Private Hewett's mother Sue Smith has fought for justice since the 21-year-old was blown up with two colleagues from the Staffordshire Regiment in a roadside bomb attack on their armoured Snatch Land Rover. In October, the lower Court of Appeal...
  • Since Petraeus was not required to testify under oath, does that mean Hillary won't either?

    11/16/2012 12:46:18 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    vanity | November 16, 2012 | slef
    Washington (CNN) -- Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified on Capitol Hill on Friday that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was an act of terrorism committed by al Qaeda-linked militants. U.S. Rep. Peter King of New York, who spoke to reporters after the closed hearing, which lasted an hour and 20 minutes. The account Petraeus gave was different from the description the Obama administration gave on September 14, King said. Then, the attack was described as "spontaneous," the result of a protest against an anti-Muslim film that got out of control outside the compound. Petraeus was...
  • Food For Thought

    How Things Are going In England. A light-hearted parody of the famous song Combine Harvester, Brand New Leather Jacket.
  • NFL Picks - Week 11

    11/16/2012 11:50:12 AM PST · by FL2012 · 21 replies
    BC Magazine ^ | November 14, 2012 | RJ Elliott
    Green Bay 6-3 @ Detroit 4-5 at 1:00 p.m. (Line: PACKERS BY 3.5) Packers LB Clay Matthews is out of the lineup this week with a hamstring injury. The Lions are the only team in the NFC North with a losing record, but they are 2-1 at home this season. ---RJ's Pick: Detroit by 2
  • Conservative Think Tank - Seeks Comments, Founders, Writers

    11/16/2012 11:48:09 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 90 replies
    Vanity | 11/16/2012 | Self
    I'm exploring a startup entrepreneurial, free-enterprise, Judeo-Christian advocacy group, a think tank of, by and for non-elites. If you have either a little time or a little money (or both) that you can dedicate to a strictly right-wing think tank, you may be interested. Some are no doubt familiar with my focus on NGOs (non-governmental organizations), the most infamous of which being the Soros network. While many are leftist, there are also those that purport to be right-wing, though most often they are heavily influenced by big business and academia - and virtually not at all by real-world small business...