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  • Ebola bumper stickers greet Obama’s arrival in southern California

    10/10/2014 5:25:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2014 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama’s arrival in southern California Thursday was greeted by a ripple of discontent about the administration’s handling of the Ebola epidemic. Bumper stickers reading “EBOLA,” with the middle letter replaced by the iconic Obama campaign “O,” have appeared on cars in the Los Angeles area. Truth Revolt, a conservative news site, published photos of three cars with the stickers on Wednesday. The president’s fundraising trip begins Thursday night at the home of actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Several posters depicting actress Ms. Paltrow as an “Obama Drone” have surfaced near her Brentwood home. One such poster near an elementary school includes...
  • Washington Man First to Buy Legal Weed in Spokane Is Fired After Spotted on News

    07/10/2014 11:38:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 105 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | Sasha Goldstein
    Mike Boyer, 30, was canned Tuesday after waiting 20 hours to buy pot and immediately going home to smoke. He was called up for urine analysis after he was spotted on TV buying the pot. Boyer told The News he 'regrets nothing.'His high was quickly brought low. A Spokane, Wash. man was fired from his job as a security guard the same day he became the first person to legally buy weed in the city Tuesday. “I don’t regret it,” Mike Boyer told the Daily News Wednesday. “I’m sad it happened but I got the title: I’m No. 1. I...
  • Tokyo Rove’s anti-TEA party group saw donations drop by 98% 2012 to 2013

    02/03/2014 9:16:58 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/3/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    If you enjoy seeing an enemy’s nose rubbed in the dirt, you’ll love this story. Remember all of Karl “Tokyo” Rove’s attacks and snide remarks about the TEA party movement? Remember how he worked so hard to defeat TEA party backed candidates, belittling them at every opportunity? Well, all of that vitriol and bile has come back to bite Tokyo in the ass. He collected a massive $325 million war chest in the lead up to the 2012 elections, but misspent almost all of it. Rove, was a man who we could trust; he was a guy who would use...
  • Susan G. Komen Suffers 22% Drop in Donations, Due to Planned Parenthood Abortion Controversy

    01/08/2014 10:19:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/08/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    Susan G. Komen suffered a 22 percent drop in donations last year, which may have been due to the controversy it recently had regarding its monetary ties to Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider. A spokeswoman for the breast cancer awareness organization acknowledged a strong decline in donations, according to the Associated Press. "Citing audited financial statements posted on its website this week, a spokeswoman for the Dallas-based breast cancer charity said contributions - including donations and corporate sponsorships - dropped from about $164 million from the fiscal year ending in March 2012 to $128 million in the year...
  • Antarctic ice breaker now stuck [Rescuing Liberals Trying to prove Global Warming! Oh, the irony!]

    12/28/2013 6:42:26 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Aysor ^ | 12/28/13
    South Pole weather has stymied a rescue by a Chinese icebreaker trying to reach an expedition vessel trapped for the past four days in frozen seas, a ship officer told CNN Friday. The Chinese icebreaker Xue Long, or Snow Dragon, was just six nautical miles away from the rescue, but now it's stuck in an Antarctica ice floe, too... "The vessel is fine, it's safe and everyone on board is very well," expedition leader Chris Turney, a professor of climate change at University of New South Wales in Australia told CNN. "Morale is really high."... The expedition to gauge the...
  • NEW YORK'S CULTURAL ELITE BLINDSIDED BY OBAMACARE

    12/17/2013 7:10:39 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 14 Dec 2013 | JOHN NOLTE
    If there is at least one benefit of ObamaCare it is watching those who supported nationalizing the purchase of mandated health insurance get their comeuppance. The New York Times reports that "many in New York’s professional and cultural elite" who supported Obama and ObamaCare, and carved themselves out a sweet little health insurance pool "to avoid the sky-high rates in New York’s individual insurance market," are now out in the cold with the rest of us...
  • CNN: Obamacare Website Crashes After December Relaunch (Video)

    12/01/2013 9:06:12 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 172 replies
    CNN via YouTube via Gateway Pundit ^ | December 1, 2013 | CNN Video on YouTube
    The Obama administration promised the healthcare.gov website would be fixed by today. The Obamacare reboot began with 11-hour website shutdown. That’s not all… Unfortunately there are still bugs and glitches. CNN reported this morning the website crashes during the signup process. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59VTIDjKDZ4
  • Oh the irony, even Jimmy Carter points out Obama’s failure

    11/02/2013 12:05:24 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | November 2, 2013 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Jimmy Carter, the man considered by Republicans and Democrats alike as the most incompetent U.S. president in modern history, made comments that sure sounded like he called President Barack Obama incompetent over his handling of the Affordable Care Act. But if it helps, he did it in a nice way. Carter made the observation during an interview this week with Parade Magazine. “He’s done the best he could under the circumstances,” Carter said of Obama. “His major accomplishment was Obamacare, and the implementation of it now is questionable at best.”
  • Obamacare: Unfair to the young middle class, punished enough already (QQ)

    I’m a healthy 34-year-old with a taxable income hovering right around the Obamacare subsidy level who, for the last several years, has purchased a relatively inexpensive catastrophic health insurance plan from Blue Shield. I get to see the doctor four times a year for a $30 co-pay, and I won’t have to spend the rest of my life working off the debt if I get hit by a bus. .... When Obamacare comes fully online, it will do wonders to provide healthcare for people who were not eligible for Medicaid but still could not afford health insurance. If this system...
  • Norwegian Delicacies Foreigners Can't Stomach

    10/26/2013 3:50:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 68 replies
    The Local ^ | 16 Oct 2013
    Norwegian cuisine is generally sneered at by the country's Scandinavian neighbours. This is unfair, as some of it is very tasty. But here's a list The Local has put together of 15 dishes foreigners find particularly challenging.The list, available here, mixes outlandish dishes made from things like sheeps' heads or fermented fish, with the boring but unpalatable, drawing on a group of Oslo expats for their opinions. Feel free to comment on any glaring omissions or complain about unfairly maligned favourites.
  • 22 Things Miley Cyrus Looked Like At The 2013 VMAs (FR got credit)

    08/27/2013 6:30:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 58 replies
    buzzfeed ^ | Dave Stopera
    <p>Miley Cyrus was many, many things on Sunday night. Let’s take a look.</p>
  • All claims dismissed against Paula Deen in employee lawsuit

    08/23/2013 2:35:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 52 replies
    Today ^ | 8/23/13 | Meena Hart Duerson
    **SNIP** According to court documents filed in Savannah, Ga., all claims against the TV chef have been dismissed in the suit brought by former restaurant manager Lisa Jackson, with no award of costs or fees to any party. Jackson had sued on the grounds that the work environment at Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House, owned by Deen and her brother, subjected employees to sexual harassment and racial discrimination. The news comes two weeks after a federal judge threw out the lawsuit's race discrimination claims, stating that though others may have faced that discrimination in the restaurant, Jackson could not...
  • 12 Men Attack Thai School – Security Guard With Gun Handles the Situation (VIDEO)

    06/07/2013 2:46:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    guns.com ^ | 13 March, 2013 | Chris Callahan
    The video above is visual proof to the importance of the Second Amendment and the right to protect yourself with a firearm. On March 11, a nursing school in Thailand was attacked in the early morning hours by 12 masked men wielding machetes. The nursing school is an all female institution for local 15- and 16-year-old girls in the Buriram Province. It is believed the motivation behind the attack was to lower moral and intimidate the all female institution. As you can see in the video above, the group of 12 men approach the school in the bed of a...
  • Republican Senate candidate calls congressman Markey ‘pond scum,’ claims dirty campaigning

    05/24/2013 10:39:10 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 34 replies
    boston globe ^ | 05/24/2013 12:43 PM | Stephanie Ebbert
    Republican candidate Gabriel E. Gomez ignited controversy on Thursday by calling his Democratic opponent for US Senate, a sitting congressman, “pond scum,” in an interview with a National Public Radio reporter on Thursday. Asked whether his candidate regretted his remarks, spokesman Will Ritter recounted that Gomez not only didn’t regret it, but went further in a television interview Thursday evening: “I was surprised at the controversy,” Ritter recounted Gomez saying. “Pond scum currently has a higher approval rating than Congress.”
  • Sheriff Arpaio's Obama Investigator (Lt. Mike Zullo): New Obama Revelations In Two Weeks

    05/20/2013 1:13:14 PM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 258 replies
    Lt. Mike Zullo ^ | 5-20-2013
    "In two weeks the naysayers will find out just how wrong they have been" - Mike Zullo
  • Video: National Public Radio's Betsy Liley Openly Admitted Obama Birther Cover Up

    04/28/2013 6:58:04 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 181 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | April 28, 2013 | Tim Brown
    Senior Director of Institutional Giving for NPR Betsy Liley said it is still a question of whether or not Barack Obama was born in the United States. She clearly is heard talking about a coverup, keeping the birther issue out of the news because it was “political” and even indicating that there was monkey business going on in Hawaii concerning Obama’s birth certificate. Listen to the brief audio below and see for yourself. Birthers are not just on the right. There are clearly birthers on the left, they just want to cover up the truth.
  • Barack Obama in Israel: 'the Beast' limo breaks down after fuel mix-up

    03/20/2013 8:45:43 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 133 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 2:57PM GMT 20 Mar 2013 | Robert Tait
    Barack Obama's hopes of a smooth start to his first presidential trip to Israel suffered a hitch on Wednesday when his armoured limousine broke down after a driver reportedly filled it with diesel instead of petrol. The hulking vehicle, nicknamed "the Beast" for its supposed robustness in the face of potential attacks, juddered to a halt on the motorway between Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport and Jerusalem after its engine apparently proved incapable of absorbing the alien fuel intake. Israeli media outlets, including the flagship Channel 2 television station, reported that the car had been filled with diesel. The sleek...
  • New survey shows ‘climate change’ still not catching on as a concern

    02/27/2013 12:39:34 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | February 26, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    International Surveys Show Environmental Issues Rank Low Among Most People’s ConcernsFrom the University of Chiago, Chicago, IL–A newly released international study reveals that the issue of climate change is not a priority for people in the United States and around the world.The surveys showed that when asked to rank priority worries, people were five times more likely to point to the economy over the environment. Additionally, when asked about climate change, people identified the issue as more of a national problem than a personal concern.Coordinated surveys, conducted by the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) in 33 countries from 1993...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Anderson Cooper's 10pm show to be axed

    02/04/2013 1:28:07 PM PST · by Perdogg · 64 replies
    Anderson Cooper's 10pm show is set to be slashed by CNN chief Jeff Zucker to make room for a big new hire, network sources have revealed. The TV favourite, 45, hosts Anderson Cooper 360° at 8pm every weekday and the show is repeated at 10pm, with Brit Piers Morgan sandwiched in between. However, as part of a huge raft of changes at the network, Zucker plans to axe the 10pm segment, paving the way for a news star to anchor another show.
  • Obama Off To A Slow Start In Capitol Hill Gun Campaign

    01/26/2013 8:20:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | January 25, 2013 | John Stanton
    President Barack Obama's campaign operation appeared to be getting off to a shakey start Friday, sending out an ill-timed email calling on millions of supporters to flood the Capitol Hill switchboard with calls supporting gun control. Call in campaigns can be a powerful tool in lobbying Congress: when done right, lawmakers' offices are inundated with thousands of constituents demanding to speak with the senator or congresswoman about a particular issue. Well-orchestrated campaigns can even result in the congressional switchboard going down for hours at a time, disrupting everyday life in the Capitol and giving everyone in the building a sense...
  • 2012 Voting Machines Altering Votes

    11/06/2012 8:35:28 AM PST · by Orange1998 · 30 replies
    "I asked the voters on either side of me if they had any problems and they reported they did not. I then called over a volunteer to have a look at it. She him hawed for a bit then calmly said "It's nothing to worry about, everything will be OK." and went back to what she was doing. I then recorded this video". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdpGd74DrBM&feature=youtu.be
  • Sticker shock at California gas stations

    10/07/2012 12:37:44 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 23 replies
    CBS ^ | October 6, 2012 | John Blackstone
    In San Francisco the average is $4.69 a gallon. The lack of buyers at station charging $5.09 shows drivers have their limits. California pollution rules require a gasoline blend that isn't readily available from refineries outside the state..
  • Al Gore 'Mostly at Peace These Days with Losing the Presidency in 2000'

    08/25/2012 10:03:24 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 40 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 25, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Al Gore 'Mostly at Peace These Days with Losing the Presidency in 2000' Some weeks Mr. Gore heads to San Francisco, where he has a luxury apartment at the St. Regis tower, to work on venture capital projects or visit his new girlfriend. And some nights he checks into the Regency in New York,
  • Civil Disobedience: Dallas Gay Couple Arrested after being denied marriage license

    07/09/2012 7:24:54 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 37 replies
    Instinct Magazine ^ | July 6 2012 | Instinct Staff
    An image that could easily be mistaken for coming out of St. Petersburg, Russia has emerged from Dallas, Texas, where a couple was arrested for attempting to obtain a marriage license. Details follow. Mark "Major" Jiminez and Beau Chandler were lead out of the Dallas County Clerk's Office on Thursday in handcuffs. The couple applied for a marriage license and refused to leave the office after being denied based on their sexual orientation. The Dallas Voice reports: Once in the license bureau on Thursday afternoon, Chandler and Jiminez filled out the paperwork. Chandler crossed out the word “bride” and wrote...
  • Suspected auto theft hogtied by intended victim and hung from fence

    06/22/2012 6:21:18 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 19 replies
    krmg.com ^ | 19 June 2012 | Russell Mills
    Tulsa police say a reported abduction attempt turned out to be a case of two men catching a man who tried to steal a car, then tying him to a fence while they waited for officers to arrive. It happened Monday shortly after noon in the 1000 block of N. Garnett Road. Police say the victim and his friend were bailing hay in a field when they saw a man get into the vehicle and drive away. The owner had left his keys in the car, police say. They followed the would be thief until he got stopped in traffic...
  • Erupting Urinal Soaks House Press Gallery

    06/04/2012 1:28:44 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 40 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 4, 2012 | Billy House
    A big splash occurred on Monday morning at the House Press Gallery in the U.S. Capitol. No, this wasn’t one of those unexpected guest appearances for celebrities to talk to reporters about some favorite cause. This splash came from an exploding urinal. More specifically, something suddenly broke in the piping of the third-floor urinal, and water began spewing from beneath the men’s room door. As the water flowed, it first surrounded the Associated Press’s working area, then spread toward both ends of the gallery, which was occupied by fewer than usual reporters and staffers, because the House is out of...
  • George Lucas might build affordable housing

    05/20/2012 12:20:42 PM PDT · by SmithL · 32 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/20/12 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnists
    "Star Wars" creator George Lucas could, indeed, make good on his idea of building affordable housing right next door to the high-income NIMBYs who blocked his plans for a production studio near his Lucas Valley ranch complex. His Marin County neighbors and conservationists have dismissed Lucas' musings as sour grapes, and say low-income housing could never be built in such a remote and environmentally sensitive location.But those in the know disagree.There's a feeling on the Board of Supervisors, which has final say over the project, that it fits into the county's desire for more low-income housing - and by the...
  • Forget global warming... glaciers in Asian mountain range are actually getting BIGGER

    04/15/2012 5:21:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 April 2012 | Ian Garland
    Photos taken by a French satellite show glaciers in a mountain range west of the Himalayas have grown during the last decade. The growing glaciers were found in the Karakoram range, which spans the borders between Pakistan, India and China and is home to the world's second highest peak, K2. The startling find has baffled scientists ... French scientists from the National Centre for Scientific Research and the University of Grenoble, were forced to rely on satellite images, to study the region - because much of the Karakoram range is inaccessible. They compared observations made in 1999 and 2008 and...
  • With all the crap flying around in the world today, wouldn't this be a good time for a Joke Thread?

    03/03/2012 3:29:56 PM PST · by pingman · 150 replies
    The depths of my evil mind | March 3rd | Me, myself & I
    I'll start: How is a marriage like a deck of cards? You start out with two hearts and a diamond, but after awhile you're looking for a club and a spade. (rimshot!)
  • After encampment ends, NYC Occupiers become nomads

    01/12/2012 11:41:46 AM PST · by SmithL · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/12/12 | MEGHAN BARR
    NEW YORK (AP) -- It was only a few nights after the Occupy protesters began sleeping in his church sanctuary when the Rev. Bob Brashear realized that his laptop was missing. The refugees from Manhattan's Zuccotti Park had found their way to his cavernous Presbyterian church on a cold winter evening, hoping to stay for a few nights, maybe longer. It was the latest stopover for the nomadic group, which has been living in a rotating series of churches since the city shut down its camp in November. "There was a sense of shock and sadness that it had happened,"...
  • Todd Palin Endorses Newt Gingrich

    01/09/2012 10:13:50 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 284 replies · 6+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jan 9, 2012 | ABC News’ Santina Leuci and Z. Byron Wolf reporting
    Sarah Palin’s husband is endorsing Newt Gingrich for president, Todd Palin told ABC News today. But Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and John McCain’s 2008 Republican running mate, has yet to decide “who is best able to go up against Barack Obama,” Todd Palin said. Palin said he has not spoken to Gingrich or anyone from the former House speaker’s campaign. But he said he respects Gingrich for what he went through in the 1990s and compared that scrutiny in public life to what Sarah Palin went through during her run for the vice presidency.
  • Rick Perry: "I am Returning to Texas"

    01/03/2012 9:16:25 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 103 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/4/12 | Aurelius
    In a campaign speech late Tuesday night, Governor Rick Perry stated that he is "returning to Texas" to reassess whether he is going to continue running for President. The speech contained several emotional moments, in particular two moments. The first was when he read a letter from an adoring supporter who called him a "great man." The letter described a conversation that Mr. Perry had had with a soldier and how his supporter looked on in awe as he watched Governor Perry call the veteran his "Christian brother." The second was when Perry announced that he would be returning to...
  • Iowa finish could knock Perry out of SC debate

    01/03/2012 7:39:50 PM PST · by Rational Thought · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/03/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, appears doomed to a fifth-place finish in Iowa. Unless he drops out, that would make South Carolina his last stand against Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney. The problem is that he might not receive an invitation to an upcoming South Carolina debate (given the debate criteria). Candidates can qualify to participate in the CNN/Southern Republican Leadership Conference debate January 19th (two days before the South Carolina primary) in one of four ways. First and second, they can place in the top four in either Iowa or New Hampshire. Third and fourth, they can qualify by averaging seven...
  • Hating your mother means you're twice as likely to grow up fat

    12/28/2011 6:26:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 26, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Children who have a poor emotional relationship with their mother are more than twice as likely to become obese, research claims. A study found toddlers who struggle with their mothers are at higher risk of being grossly overweight by the time they are 15. Those who had the worst emotional relationship were almost two-and-half times more likely to be obese at 15 than those with a strong bond. Meanwhile, only 13 per cent who had close bonds in their formative years became obese. U.S. researchers studied nearly 1,000 toddlers and their mothers at play then rated how strong the bond...
  • Payroll tax-cut extension adds $17 a month to typical mortgage

    12/18/2011 7:05:27 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 12 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times via A.P. ^ | December 17, 2011 | Alan Fram
    WASHINGTON — Who is paying for the two-month extension of the payroll tax cut working its way through Congress? The cost is being dropped in the laps of most people who buy homes or refinance beginning next year. The typical person who buys a $200,000 home or refinances that amount starting on Jan. 1 would have to pay roughly $17 more a month for their mortgage, thanks to a fee increase included in the payroll tax cut bill that the Senate passed Saturday. The White House said the fee increases would be phased in gradually. The legislation provides a two-month...
  • David Cameron says the UK is a Christian country

    12/16/2011 4:34:20 PM PST · by decimon · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | December 16, 2011
    [b]David Cameron has said the UK is a Christian country "and we should not be afraid to say so".[/b] In a speech in Oxford on the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, the prime minister called for a revival of traditional Christian values to counter Britain's "moral collapse". He said "live and let live" had too often become "do what you please". The PM said it was wrong to suggest that standing up for Christianity was "somehow doing down other faiths". Describing himself as a "committed" but only "vaguely practising" Christian, the PM admitted he was "full of doubts"...
  • Only 225 show up for Obama tickets in Scranton

    11/28/2011 9:46:00 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 52 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | Nov. 29, 2011 | Michael Sadowski
    When Hillary Clinton was on the campaign trail in 2008 and spoke at Scranton High School, the line to get tickets a few days before her appearance stretched about 1,000 people long. Monday's line to grab the available free tickets to President Barack Obama's speech Wednesday was noticeably shorter — about 225 people were waiting when the doors opened for the distribution. "It's a little disappointing to see that," said Cathy Kneeland, 64, of Scranton, who showed up more than three hours early to stand in line and found herself second. "You would think more people would want to see...
  • Michael Steele predicts Romney-Cain ticket

    10/19/2011 6:06:47 PM PDT · by Def Conservative · 57 replies
    Imagine this scenario: The polished businessman with the smooth and steady hand and the self-starter that appeals to the enthusiastic tea party contingent. Endorsement or no endorsement, move over, Chris Christie. Make room for a Romney–Cain ticket. On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” MSNBC contributor and former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele predicted a Romney partnership with Herman Cain, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO. “I think what you’re looking at down the road is a Romney–Cain ticket — the merging of Wall Street and Main Street coming together to go up against Obama and Biden and to talk...
  • Four Reasons Why the GOP Nomination Will go to Herman Cain or Newt Gingrich

    10/13/2011 8:30:22 PM PDT · by Billlknowles · 56 replies
    WeArePolitics.com ^ | 10-13-2011 | Doug Deal
    Political fortunes can turn on a dime and for many reasons. At this point four years ago the nominees were obviously going to be Giuliani and Hillary and McCain was going to drop out at any second. Time disproved these assumptions. For a time, the race has seemed to alternate between Romney and some upstart. Each time, the upstart would peak for a couple weeks and crash back down to reality, only to be replaced by another a little later. The one constant has always been Romney. This consistency to stay near at top has given people the mistaken belief...
  • Most homeowners still faring well, with positive equity

    10/02/2011 9:03:41 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 35 replies · 1+ views
    By Kenneth R. Harney October 2, 2011 Reporting from Washington— Negative equity and underwater homeowners are frequently in the headlines, but what about positive equity in Americans' homes? Is there much of it left after the wealth-killing recession and real estate bust? Where is it? Who's got equity? You might be surprised. A new study, conducted by mortgage and real estate data firm CoreLogic for this column, found that there are substantial reserves of positive equity across the country. CoreLogic maintains the largest database on home loans — 42 million active accounts, more than 80% of all existing mortgages —...
  • The 10 Cities Where Home Sales Are Actually Bouncing Back

    09/21/2011 9:39:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/20/2011 | Mamta Badkar
    Foreclosure activity was up in August and 22.5% of mortgage borrowers were in negative equity (i.e. owe more on their mortgage than their home is worth) in the second quarter. So, when the National Association of Realtors, reported that existing home sales surged 7.7% in August to 5.03 million annualized sales, it came as a huge relief. Historically this number may be anemic, but in the current market, this was great news. So, we put together the 10 metros with the biggest gains in existing home sales and the median price of homes. Note: All data is for existing single-family...
  • Gallup Daily - 39% Approval (Finally)

    08/14/2011 10:28:27 AM PDT · by tatown · 204 replies
    Gallup ^ | 8/14/2011 | Gallup
    39% Approve, 54% Disapprove
  • George Soros sued by ex-girlfriend for reneging on real estate promise

    08/11/2011 12:53:38 AM PDT · by Justaham · 71 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 8-11-11 | Emily Smith
    A beautiful Brazilian soap star has the lead role in her own daytime drama, which casts George Soros, the billionaire financier of lefty causes, as a heavy who not only broke her heart, but also reneged on a promise to give her an Upper East Side apartment worth $1.9 million. The drama will be staged in Manhattan Supreme Court, where 28-year-old Adriana Ferreyr yesterday filed a blockbuster $50 million suit charging, among other things, that the frisky octogenarian slapped her around while they were in bed discussing his real-estate betrayal. The sultry actress and the mogul, who's worth some $14.5...
  • Debt-Reduction On Grand Scale Is Within Reach

    08/04/2011 5:56:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 4, 2011 | CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
    Conventional wisdom holds that the congressional supercommittee established by the debt-ceiling deal to propose further deficit reduction will go nowhere. I'm not so sure. There is a grand compromise to be had. It does, however, require precise sequencing. To succeed it must proceed in three stages: (1) Tax Reform True tax reform that removes loopholes while lowering tax rates is the Holy Grail of social policy. It appeals equally to left and right because, almost uniquely, it promotes both economic efficiency and fairness: Economic efficiency — because it removes tax dodges that distort capital flows (and thereby diminish productivity) while...
  • 'Huma, I'm sorry': Weiner QUITS with grovelling apology to his wife...

    06/16/2011 12:13:47 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 102 replies · 3+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 6/16/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Disgraced Democrat Anthony Weiner dramatically resigned today after weeks of mounting pressure in the wake of a humiliating sexting scandal. Speaking from the same building where he launched his political career almost 20 years ago, he apologised to his wife, party and his staff for the wave of scandal and shame he has brought upon them. His resignation comes after immense pressure from Democrats and the President to quit in order to save the party, not to mention his own family, further embarrassment. He made the decision after having 'long discussions' with his pregnant wife, Huma Abedin, who arrived back...
  • Mufti of Lebanon: Palestinians are 'trash', not welcome

    06/16/2011 9:58:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 6/16/11 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Sheikh Qabbani tells visiting Palestinian delegation for refugees, “We’ve hosted you and no longer want you... You will never be victorious." The mufti of Lebanon, Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabbani, was quoted this week as saying that Palestinians are no longer welcome in his country. He also condemned Palestinians as “trash” and said that he’s not afraid of their weapons. Sheikh Qabbani’s remarks were made during a meeting he held in his office in Beirut with a Palestinian delegation representing refugees and various Palestinian factions in Lebanon. The furious mufti later kicked the Palestinian representatives out of his office. More than...
  • It’s All Over: Kyoto Protocol Loses Four Big Nations

    05/30/2011 9:39:42 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 39 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | Anthony Watts
    Posted on May 29, 2011 by Anthony Watts Image: Sierra Club CompassSaturday, 28 May 2011 16:58 Agence France-Presse DEAUVILLE, France: Russia, Japan and Canada told the G8 they would not join a second round of carbon cuts under the Kyoto Protocol at United Nations talks this year and the US reiterated it would remain outside the treaty, European diplomats have said.The future of the Kyoto Protocol has become central to efforts to negotiate reductions of carbon emissions under the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, whose annual meeting will take place in Durban, South Africa, from November 28 to December...
  • Egypt's Military Uses Force

    02/27/2011 11:26:43 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2/27/11 | Ursula Lindsey
    After joyously toppling a dictator, protesters trusted the army to hold power until elections—but a vicious show of force this week has soured their faith. Ursula Lindsey reports from Cairo. The warm relations between Egyptians protesters and their army are over. Military police and, reportedly, masked special forces violently broke up protests in downtown Cairo late Friday night. The attack—and ongoing reports of "disappearances" and abuse—has soured the once hopeful relations between the military and pro-democracy forces here. The film director Ahmad Abdalla was in a group of several hundred protesters standing and chanting in front of the Egyptian parliament...
  • Anderson Cooper Attacked by Mob in Egypt

    02/02/2011 6:46:25 AM PST · by Frantzie · 175 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2-2-2011 | Lindsay Powers
    The anchor was "punched 10 times in the head," CNN producer Steve Brusk Tweeted. Anderson Cooper was attacked in Egypt Wednesday. CNN producer Steve Brusk Tweeted, "Anderson said he was punched 10 times in the head as pro-Mubarak mob surrounded him and his crew trying to cover demonstration."
  • Rahm Emanuel knocked off ballot by Appellate Court

    01/24/2011 10:09:04 AM PST · by Piranha · 132 replies
    WLS Radio | 1/24/2011 | self
    I just heard on WLS radio in Chicago that the Illinois Court of Appeals (the second-highest court in the state) overturned the recommendation of the electoral panel and ruled that Rahm Emanuel may NOT be on the ballot for Mayor. They ruled that he did not meet the statutory residence requirement nor did he meet any of the statutory exceptions. Wow.