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  • Why not a "Petition to Expel the Democrats from the Union"? (vanity)

    11/14/2012 8:49:22 AM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 21 replies
    Since the DemRats do not wish to abide by Constitutional principles and government if someone knows how to and would create a Petition to Expel the Democrats and/or the Blue states from the Union online I'm sure it would quickly pick up team .
  • Watch | Digging Out in the Rockaways With the Help of Military Veterans

    11/14/2012 8:46:11 AM PST · by Alice in Wonderland · 6 replies
    WNYC News ^ | November 13, 2012 | Jennifer Hsu
    Kathy Maggio, 56, lives a half block away from the beach on 126th Street, in a one-story brick house in Rockaway, Queens. Hurricane Sandy severely damaged her house: Flood waters gushed in, leaving leaking ceilings, a ruined skylight, water-logged walls and a basement full of destroyed furniture, rugs, and boxes of photos and keepsakes. Maggio said she saw volunteers in her hard-hit neighborhood shortly after the storm hit. "So I saw these guys walking around, removing debris at a neighbor's house," Maggio said. Two days later, she said, half a dozen volunteers were at her door. They were members of...
  • Doc eyed in OUI was turkey shopping (high, drunk, NPR...)

    11/14/2012 8:35:52 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 34 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/14/12 | Matt Stout and Gary Remal
    Video link below. An award-winning emergency room doctor, accused of careening through a Wellesley parking lot and ramming another car while allegedly high on drugs and alcohol, told cops she was just out trying to buy her Thanksgiving turkey, police report. “I was listening to NPR radio ... in my car ... and decided I needed to get gas,” Dr. Kristin Howard told police. “I was going to Whole Foods to buy a Thanksgiving turkey,” she said. What happened next on Friday morning landed her in handcuffs. The doctor said she couldn’t control the accelerator in her Subaru Outback. Police...
  • Long-term unemployed? Share your story with Yahoo News (Now we are concerned?)

    11/14/2012 7:14:17 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/13/12 | Tim Skillern
    Unemployment numbers only tell one side of the story: • Nationwide unemployment sits at 9.7 percent • 2 million unemployed workers could lose jobless benefits should the country hit the looming "fiscal cliff" • In 2012, average hourly pay has risen just 1.6 percent—short of inflation's 2 percent rise But it's the personal stories of unemployed Americans that resonate and offer insight into how joblessness affects us. To understand how unemployment truly impacts everyday citizens, Yahoo News is inviting unemployed workers, or those who consider themselves severely underemployed, to share their stories of looking for work.
  • Misreading Election 2012

    11/14/2012 5:28:31 AM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/14/2012 | Andrew Kohut
    Despite their weak candidate, Republicans increased their share of the presidential vote among many major demographic groups. Compared with 2008, they made significant gains among men (four percentage points), whites (four points), younger voters (six points), white Catholics (seven points) and Jews (nine points). Mr. Romney also carried the independent vote 50% to 45%. Four years ago, independents voted for Mr. Obama 52% to 44%. Republicans can take some solace from these gains. In addition, only 43% of voters this year said they wanted an activist government (compared with 52% in 2008), and 49% continued to disapprove of Mr. Obama's...
  • Ann Coulter Uninvited to Speak at Fordham

    11/13/2012 10:55:39 PM PST · by publius1 · 34 replies
    The Observer ^ | 11/09/12 | IAN MCKENNA
    On Nov. 10 at 12:46pm, Fordham President Joseph M. McShane, S.J., released a new statement regarding the College Republicans decision to cancel the Ann Coulter event scheduled for Nov. 29 in light of recent student reactions. Below is the entirety of McShane’s message: University Statement | Ann Coulter Appearance Cancelled November 10, 2012Late yesterday, Fordham received word that the College Republicans, a student club at the University, has rescinded its lecture invitation to Ann Coulter. Allow me to give credit where it is due: the leadership of the College Republicans acted quickly, took responsibility for their decisions, and expressed their...
  • Is CBS Radio’s KPTK, Seattle the Next Progressive Talker to Flip? (lib meltdown)

    11/13/2012 8:56:17 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 25 replies
    Talkers ^ | 11/13/12 | Talkers
    Is CBS Radio’s KPTK, Seattle the Next Progressive Talker to Flip? Seattle-based blog Blatherwatch (cool name!) is reporting the WYD Media-produced Stephanie Miller talk show indicated on Monday’s broadcast that CBS Radio’s KPTK, Seattle would flip from progressive talk after the holidays. No report on what the station may become and the report has not been confirmed by CBS Radio. If this comes to pass, it would be the second West Coast progressive talk outlet to recently shuck the format as Clear Channel’s KPOJ, Portland did Monday (11/12). It’d also be the second progressive talk station that’s been in the...
  • Bizarre Twist: Key FBI Agent on Case Actually Sent ‘Shirtless Photos’ to Petraeus Friend

    11/13/2012 5:59:21 AM PST · by LibFreeUSA · 60 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 13, 2012 | The Blaze
    The federal agent who launched the probe that eventually led to David Petraeus’ resignation as director of the CIA was taken off the case indefinitely over the summer after his superiors became concerned that he may be personally involved in the case, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing “officials familiar with the probe.” The unidentified FBI agent still passed along his concerns to a member of Congress even after he was barred from taking part in the investigation, afraid that the case would be covered up. And while the FBI was looking into a number of harassing emails from Petraeus’...
  • Urine-powered generator unveiled at international exhibition

    11/12/2012 6:56:29 PM PST · by jakerobins · 63 replies
    Four African girls have created a generator that produces electricity for six hours using a single liter of urine as fuel. The generator was unveiled at last week's Maker Faire in Lagos, Nigeria, by the four teens Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, and Faleke Oluwatoyin, all age 14, and Bello Eniola, 15. So how exactly does the urine-powered generator work? •Urine is put into an electrolytic cell, which separates out the hydrogen. •The hydrogen goes into a water filter for purification, which then gets pushed into the gas cylinder. •The gas cylinder pushes hydrogen into a cylinder of liquid borax, which...
  • Pray for Our Nation and American Heroes

    11/12/2012 11:00:02 AM PST · by Faith · 12 replies
    November 12, 2012 | Faith
    Whom have I in heaven but Thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire besides Thee. My flesh and my heart faileth; but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. Psalm 73: 25-26HAPPY VETERANS DAY!
  • On America's Generous "Patriotic Millionaires" Who Just Can't Wait To Pay Down The US Debt

    11/12/2012 10:35:22 AM PST · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    Several months ago, an ad hoc consortium of self-proclaimed millionaires, sent a letter to Obama, Reid and Boehner, demanding that "for the fiscal health of our nation and the well-being of our fellow citizens, we ask that you increase taxes on incomes over $1,000,000." This grass roots initiative was formed in the aftermath of Warren Buffett's, since defunct, proposal to impose a "millionaire tax" rule. Of course, back then, as now, someone actually did the math and realized what the impact of such as tax would be in the grand scheme of the next decade of deficits, as we reported...
  • The Hispanic Vote in Presidential Elections, 1980-2012

    11/12/2012 7:58:29 AM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 18 replies
    --1980 Jimmy Carter, 56% Ronald Reagan, 35% +21 --1984 Walter Mondale, 61% Ronald Reagan, 37% +24 --1988 Michael Dukakis, 69% George H.W. Bush, 30% +39 --1992 Bill Clinton, 61% George H.W. Bush, 25% +36 --1996 Bill Clinton, 72% Bob Dole, 21% +51 --2000 Al Gore, 62% George W. Bush, 35% +27 --2004 John Kerry, 58% George W. Bush, 40% +18 --2008 Barack Obama, 67% John McCain, 31% +36 --2012 Barack Obama, 71% Mitt Romney, 27% +44
  • Fisherman, who saved lives with knot-tying to teach youngsters survival skills

    11/12/2012 7:06:27 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 11-12-12 | Lisa L. Colangelo
    With just four minutes and a series of well-tied knots, Michael McDonnell saved himself and his Belle Harbor neighbors the night Hurricane Sandy hit. The experienced fisherman and surfer from the Rockaways fashioned a lifeline from electrical wire and twine to ferry a half-dozen people to safety from raging waters and fire. “You are only as good as the knots you make,” he said. Now McDonnell is hoping to take his experience to youngsters and others to help them figure out what to do if they have only minutes to evacuate their home — as he and others in the...
  • Săo Paulo murder spree leaves at least 140 dead in a fortnight

    11/12/2012 6:53:47 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    guardian.co.uk, ^ | Sunday 11 November 2012 14.52 EST | Jonathan Watts, Latin America correspondent
    At least 140 people have been murdered in Săo Paulo over the past two weeks in an outbreak of violent crime that has prompted early school closures, a change of municipal bus routes and street demonstrations. In September 144 people were killed. The causes are manifold, but a major factor appears to be an undeclared war between the largest criminal militia and the police, which has led to drive-by shootings, ambushes and other killings. After initially denying the link, officials from the public safety department told local newspapers at the weekend that many of the killings of police had been...
  • Baroness Warsi urges Muslims to celebrate Christmas (good luck)

    11/11/2012 6:57:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1:15AM GMT 12 Nov 2012 | Robert Winnett
    British Muslims and other minorities should celebrate Christmas and the “politically correct brigade” should not interfere, a senior minister will say today. Baroness Warsi, Britain’s first Muslim Cabinet minister, will urge all minorities to “join in” with traditional British festivals. … The Conservative peer also discussed how she celebrated Christmas with her family and enjoyed carols. She insisted on sending out “proper, traditional” Christmas cards rather than “bland” multi-faith greetings. “Why not? White people celebrate Diwali and Eid,” she said. “And we all enjoy Bonfire Night.” …
  • Enough with the low Romney voter turnout! (Vanity)

    11/11/2012 3:40:41 PM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 20 replies
    There at at LEAST several million votes yet to be tabulated across the nation. At the timeof this post in CA alone there are around 3 million, in AZ around 400,000, many states across the nation are at 97, 96, 95 % of total votes reported short of 100%. http://www.examiner.com/article/three-million-votes-uncounted-california http://campverdebugleonline.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubsectionID=1&ArticleID=36491 http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/President/2012/ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/
  • Drifting Fish Farm Yields First Harvest in US Waters [environmentally sustainable fish farming]

    11/11/2012 1:58:15 PM PST · by grundle · 25 replies
    sustainablebrands.com ^ | March 1, 2012 | Bart King
    A Hawaii-based company harvested fish for the first time from an unanchored drifter pen, that has been riding eddies in the open ocean 3 to 75 miles offshore of the Big Island of Hawaii. The harvest from the Velella Research Project completes the grow-out cycle of sashimi-grade fish in a method that Kampachi Farms says is more sustainable than fixed-location farms close to shore. "This final harvest far surpassed our expectations," said Neil Anthony Sims, Co-CEO of Kampachi Farms. "The fish thrived in the research net pen far from shore, with phenomenal growth rates and superb fish health... and without...
  • If I Were the Devil - by PAUL HARVEY audio restored (1965)

    11/11/2012 12:39:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/23/2012 | Paul Harvey
    (WORDS on screen - AUDIO repaired) Long time radio newsman/commentator Paul Harvey created the original of this homily around 1965. It was updated as the years went by and therefore versions of it vary over time. It is a warning to America about its own decay. This audio has been corrected for proper speed and pitch and is good as I can make it at this time. Unfortunately, phasing and background noise persist.
  • Howie Carr thread week of 11/11/12

    11/11/2012 5:53:12 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 6 replies
    howiecarr.us ^ | 11/11/12 | raccoonradio
    Howie thread for the week starting off with his Sunday Boston Herald column. Howie is off his radio show tomorrow (McScreamer alert) due to Veteran's Day--Observed.
  • Why Did CIA Director Petraeus Suddenly Resign..And Why Was the U.S. Ambassador to Libya Murdered?

    11/10/2012 6:10:09 PM PST · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    The Deeper Questions Behind the Ambassador’s Murder … and the CIA Boss’ Sudden Resignation While the GOP is attacking (and Dems defending) the Obama administration in connection with the murder of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, there is a deeper story. Sure, it is stunning that the State Department never requested backup or that people such as Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer allege that President Obama personally watched in real time the attacks as they occurred via video feeds from drones flying over the Benghazi consulate. But these claims only can be assessed – and the whole confusing mess only makes...
  • Health-Care Law Spurs a Shift to Part-Time Workers

    11/10/2012 2:58:24 PM PST · by grundle · 49 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | November 4, 2012 | JULIE JARGON, LOUISE RADNOFSKY and ALEXANDRA BERZON
    Some low-wage employers are moving toward hiring part-time workers instead of full-time ones to mitigate the health-care overhaul's requirement that large companies provide health insurance for full-time workers or pay a fee.Several restaurants, hotels and retailers have started or are preparing to limit schedules of hourly workers to below 30 hours a week. That is the threshold at which large employers in 2014 would have to offer workers a minimum level of insurance or pay a penalty starting at $2,000 for each worker. Pillar Hotels & Resorts this summer began to focus more on hiring part-time workers among its 5,500...
  • More on the Timing of Petraeus’s Resignation

    11/10/2012 11:17:04 AM PST · by Perdogg · 29 replies
    Ronald Kessler of Newsmax has more details on the Petraeus affair. They are rather sordid, and raise more questions about the timing of his resignation: [A]n FBI source says the investigation began when American intelligence mistook an email Petraeus had sent to his girlfriend as a reference to corruption. Petraeus was commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan from July 4, 2010 until July 18, 2011. The investigation began last spring, but the FBI then pored over his emails when he was stationed in Afghanistan. … Given his top secret clearance and the fact that Petraeus is married, the FBI continued...
  • Who Authorized FBI Surveillance of Gen. Petraeus?

    11/10/2012 10:51:39 AM PST · by Perdogg · 106 replies
    Even by the standards of the friday afternoon news dump tradition, yesterday's news that Gen. David Petraeus had resigned from the CIA was a stunner. The most heralded military officer of his generation fell from grace after it was revealed he'd had an affair with his biographer. The affair was discovered earlier this year soon after the FBI began monitoring his email. This raises a very serious question. Who authorized the FBI to monitor the e-mail of the Director of the CIA?
  • Reasons not to vote?

    11/10/2012 8:22:36 AM PST · by econjack · 18 replies
    The Growth Stock Wire | Nov. 10, 2012 | Porter Standsberry
    Weekend Edition Why I don't vote… and you shouldn't either Saturday, November 10, 2012 My good friend and intellectual mentor, Doug Casey, recently shared the five reasons why he doesn't vote. He typically re-publishes these thoughts every four years. Perhaps you've seen them before. While I agree with Doug in principle… I have a wholly different rationale for not voting. Given this week's election, I thought I'd tell you about it. The reason I don't vote (and you shouldn't either) is… Our current system of governance is nothing more than tyranny, and it's on track to destroy our country. Like...
  • Sandy: Tempers heated among New Yorkers still in the cold

    11/10/2012 7:26:54 AM PST · by Perdogg · 170 replies
    rally was scheduled on Long Island Saturday for fed-up utility customers to voice their frustration about still being without power nearly two weeks after superstorm Sandy struck, CBS Station WCBS reports. Many residents will spend their 13th day in the dark and cold Saturday, and there seemed to be no light at the end of the tunnel
  • Sean Hannity, John Boehner say GOP should tackle immigration reform

    11/10/2012 4:29:07 AM PST · by floridavoter2 · 71 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/10/2012 | Liz Goodwin
    Well, that was fast. Just two days after President Barack Obama won a second term, boosted by more than 70 percent of the Latino vote, some Republicans are striking a new tone on illegal immigration. Conservative Fox News and radio host Sean Hannity said Thursday that his views on immigration have "evolved."
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup - The AdvoCare 500 from Phoenix, Sun. 11/11/12 at 2pm ET on ESPN

    11/09/2012 3:01:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 103 replies
    NASCAR.com ^ | 11/9/12
    Two to go and this week it's PHoenix.. To the victor the spoils and a likely leg up in the Chase for the Cup.. to the rest of the pack, it's just one more race to go after Sunday. Who has the stuff to finish ahead of the pack? Place your bets!
  • Fraud in PA: Obama Got Over 99% of Vote at Polls Where GOP Inspectors were Removed..

    11/09/2012 4:15:20 PM PST · by Perdogg · 85 replies
    Across Philadelphia, GOP poll inspectors were forcibly (and illegally) removed from polling locations. Coincidentally (or not), Mr. Obama received "astronomical" numbers in those very same regions, including locations where he received "over 99%" of the vote.
  • Husband arrested in Iraqi woman’s killing

    11/09/2012 3:26:56 PM PST · by South40 · 8 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 11/09/2012 | Kristina Davis and Debbi Baker
    EL CAJON — The husband of an Iraqi woman who was found beaten to death in March in their El Cajon home has been arrested in connection with her death, El Cajon police said Friday. Kassim Alhimidi, 48, was booked into jail Thursday evening on one count of first degree murder in the death of Shaima Alawadi, a 32-year-old mother of five. He was arrested at the El Cajon police station, authorities said. Alhimidi is being held without bail and is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday. “After months of hard work, we determined this homicide was the result of domestic...
  • KPOJ Portland To Drop Liberal Talk For Sports

    11/09/2012 1:44:44 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 14 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 11/9/12 | Lance Venta
    Clear Channel Liberal Talk 620 KPOJ Portland will flip to Sports “Fox Sports 620“. KPOJ garnered a 1.0 share in the October ratings, up from a 0.8 in September. It will join a Portland Sports battle that includes Alpha Broadcasting’s “750 The Game” KXTG and Entercom’s “1080 The Fan” KFXX. 620 will remain the co-flagship of Oregon State University play-by-play along with sister Talk 1190/102.3 KEX. Willamette Week has more details including a statement from KPOJ morning host Carl Wolfson.
  • Health Care Reform To Hit Low-Paid, Part-Time Workers Hardest - Study

    11/09/2012 11:21:04 AM PST · by grundle · 30 replies
    International Business Times ^ | August 9, 2012 | Moran Zhang
    Nearly two-thirds of employers expect to see a cost hike in their health plans when the Affordable Care Act goes into effect in 2014, according to new data from the consulting firm Mercer. Employers in the restaurant and retail industries -- those with a large number of hourly wage workers who traditionally had minimal or no health insurance -- are more likely than other companies to drop their health plans or cut worker's hours in order to maintain their already slim profit margins. According to a Mercer survey of 1,203 employers, nearly half of retail and hospitality employers expect the...
  • Florida Freeper "Gathering of Eagles" Election Night

    11/09/2012 10:28:36 AM PST · by Ricebug · 20 replies
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  • Upside-down flag at a West Virginia McDonald’s raises questions

    11/09/2012 9:32:58 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/09/12 | Ron Recinto
    An American flag flown upside-down and at half staff the day after the election at a McDonald's in West Virginia has raised questions and concerns. The flipped flag—which can be considered a call for help or a sign of distress—was taken down at about 11:30 p.m. at the restaurant along Route 2 in Follansbee, reports WTOV. Karen Mezan, the owner of the local fast-food franchise, told WTOV a mechanical issue caused the mishap. However, before the flag was removed, the station had received hundreds of calls expressing disappointment. Some callers had also questioned the timing of the display as a...
  • Thank you and god bless all the veterans.

    11/09/2012 8:12:08 AM PST · by Kevin in California · 7 replies
    11-09-12 | Me
    As I’ll not be around a PC this weekend (going duck hunting), I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of the veterans here on FR and elsewhere who fought and served for this great country. If there are any heroes in this country, it is you. You all are the best and I can’t thank you enough. God bless this great country.
  • Awkward first press conference for senator-elect Warren

    11/09/2012 7:17:46 AM PST · by jakerobins · 23 replies
    A jittery U.S. senator-elect Elizabeth Warren gave one-sentence answers, ducked questions and even passed one on to Gov. Deval Patrick in an awkward first press conference since the election. Warren spoke for a total of less than four minutes during the 11-minute press conference — the rest was taken up by Patrick and reporters’ questions After being asked her first question — how she’d protect defense spending — Warren was silent as she turned to Patrick. “Defense spending is you,” Patrick prodded Warren.
  • Discovery lifts the veil on super-secret ‘Amish Mafia’

    11/09/2012 6:49:02 AM PST · by jakerobins · 15 replies
    He’s the Tony Soprano of the horse-and-buggy set. His name is Lebanon Levi, and he’s the chief enforcer and focal point of “Amish Mafia,” a new docu-series premiering next month on Discovery. The series, which follows on the heels of sister network TLC’s top-rated (and extremely controversial) “Breaking Amish,” centers around tough-guy Levi and his henchmen Alvin, Jolin and John — who quietly enforce justice and protect the Amish community in Lancaster, Pa., while church elders look the other way and no one asks questions.
  • Jilted man kills six colleagues in Moscow shooting rampage

    11/08/2012 9:16:10 PM PST · by klpt · 6 replies
    ITN ^ | 8 November 2012 | Melissa Nathoo
    A 30-year-old Russian man has shot dead six of his colleagues at a pharmaceutical company in Moscow. Dmitry Vinogradov was granted access to the building as he worked at the firm as a lawyer. He changed into camouflage gear and armed himself with two semi-automatic rifles, before shooting dead four men and two women at their desks. Another woman was wounded. Following the rampage, Vinogradov gave himself up to security guards. It is believed the lawyer had gone on a five-day drinking binge after being jilted by an ex-girlfriend - a pharmacist at the company. At a court hearing for...
  • Where Did the Voters Go? Nowhere.

    11/08/2012 7:25:35 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 107 replies
    commentary magazine ^ | 11-8-12 | Jon Podhoretz
    As the national vote total began to solidify last night, one question on the minds of Republicans was: Where are the missing voters? Last night it looked like Mitt Romney had received something like 10 to 15 percent fewer votes than John McCain had in 2008, even though his percentage of the overall vote was at least two points higher. What did this mean? Where did the voters go? They didn’t go to Barack Obama, because exit polls suggested he had basically turned out the same demographic support he had four years ago. So where are they? Did this suggest...
  • SEALs punished for role in developing 'Medal of Honor' video game

    11/08/2012 7:19:08 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 20 replies
    U.S. News ^ | 11/07/2012 | Courtney Kube
    Seven members of SEAL Team Six have been punished for supporting development of a video game released last month, according to a U.S. military official. The SEALs worked as paid consultants for Electronic Arts, the company that made "Medal of Honor Warfighter." They received letters of reprimand and forfeited half of their pay for two months. The SEALs do not face jail time. The official did not say what, if any, information the SEALs revealed by participating in the video game's development. However, a written statement from Deputy Commander of Naval Special Warfare, Rear Admiral Garry Bonelli, indicates this is...
  • Barbarians at the Gate: Embracing Our New Barbarian Overlords

    11/08/2012 6:05:52 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 46 replies
    Jawa Report ^ | November 7, 2012 | Rusty Shackleford
    I'm feeling rather pessimistic today. Call it sour grapes. So pessimistic, in fact, that you might just call it out right doom and gloom. With an outlook on life and politics and the prospects for our country that usually I just laugh at. Not apocalyptic, per se, but something approaching that. 100 years after the Roman Empire fell there was still something lingering around calling itself the "Roman Empire". 500 years after Rome fell, there was something still calling itself the "Roman Empire". Over a thousand years after Rome fell, there were still people around speaking as if their country...
  • Capitol Christmas tree visits GJ

    11/08/2012 2:22:41 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 4 replies
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | 11/8/12 | Richie Ann Ashcraft
    Several hundred people gathered in the parking lot at Cabela’s Wednesday morning to get a glimpse of the Capital Christmas tree which was cut last weekend in the White River National Forest near Meeker. “Isn’t it just beautiful?” asked Carmen Brin as she used her hands to shield the sun so she could see through the clear plastic that revealed just the tip of the 73-foot-tall Engelmann Spruce. Others signed their names or wrote holiday messages on the tarp used to protect the tree as it is carried by semi-truck across the nation en route to Washington, D.C. “We came...
  • Russia to Israel: We Want 30% of Your Energy Riches!

    11/08/2012 12:36:18 PM PST · by Ranald S. MacKenzie · 17 replies
    The Omega Letter ^ | November 6, 2012 | Ed DeShields
    Today is the day we elect a new president. Whoever gets elected will face a challenge far greater than any framed during this election season. I suspect that one candidate knows it, or at least senses it. The other is blind to it or isn’t talking. In his address to the Democratic National Convention, President Obama called out candidate Romney for his belief that Russia is “our number-one enemy.” Obama chided Romney, “you’re new to foreign policy!” At first glance, Mr. Romney could have come up with a long list of enemies. He could have characterized Russia in any number...
  • Did Facebook Give Democrats the Upper Hand?

    11/08/2012 11:36:32 AM PST · by missycocopuffs · 11 replies
    You didn't know it at the time, but when you logged into Facebook on Election Day, you became a subject in a mass social experiment. You went about your day, clicked around Facebook, and you may have voted. Now your behavior is data that social scientists will scrutinize in the months ahead, asking one of the core questions of democracy: What makes people vote? If patterns from earlier research hold true, the experiment's designer James Fowler says that it is "absolutely plausible that Facebook drove a lot of the increase" in young-voter participation (thought to be up one percentage point...
  • College Park man fights to keep [illegal] vegetable garden in [his privately owned] front yard

    11/08/2012 11:08:11 AM PST · by grundle · 13 replies
    clickorlando.com ^ | November 7, 2012 | Kristin Giannas
    ORLANDO, Fla. - An Orlando man is fighting city officials to keep his vegetable garden in his front yard. You have to step over radishes, wax beans and kale to get to Jason Helvingston's front door in College Park. However, his 25 x 25 foot micro-irrigated vegetable garden is against city code, and the city of Orlando has asked Helvingston to dig it up by Wednesday. [UPDATE: Orlando developer flips-flops on layoff threat after Obama re-elected] "I said, 'You'll take my house before you take my vegetable garden,'" he said. "There's nothing wrong here, there's nothing poisonous here. This is...
  • Chart Of The Day: When $0.99 Becomes Unaffordable, We Have A Problem

    11/08/2012 10:59:05 AM PST · by Perdogg · 32 replies
    Earlier today, fast food juggernaut McDonalds reported same store sales for the month October. At -1.8%, this number was well below expectations of -1.1%, and a drop from September's 1.9%. It was driven by a 2%+ drop in comp store sales across all locations: US, Europea and APMEA, with the US performing just as bad as Europe. Most importantly, this was the first monthly drop in MCD comp sales since March 2003! So our question is: at what point does the perpetually self-deluded US population finally admit to itself that when even 99 cent meals are no longer affordable, that...
  • The Free Republic "Elections Have Consequences" Repository

    11/08/2012 10:08:08 AM PST · by ScottinVA · 69 replies
    Self | 8 November 2012 | ScottinVA
    Fellow FReepers -- This is designed to serve as a single repository for layoff announcements, stories and other related news pertaining to the future dismantling of our economy due to the re-election of Barack Obama. The goal here is a one-stop source to bolster our argument that Obama's reelection is truly the detriment to our economic well-being.
  • A View From Abroad (Vanity)

    11/08/2012 5:38:22 AM PST · by representativerepublic · 19 replies
    vanity | 11/7/12 | Republican Abroad
    U.S. Election--my report from Germany If you're getting this mail from me, you may not be totally happy with the result of yesterday's election. Let me share what I experienced last night in Stuttgart, and this may be enlightening. Right now, we have more than four years of Obama's crew staring us in the face. Last night, I spoke (in German) on behalf of Republicans Abroad at the (State Parliament) Landtag in Stuttgart's US Election Night Party. It was a 90 minute podium discussion. In the crowd there were 800 ppl (German 2/3 and American 1/3) there with 798 of...
  • Breitbart/Judicial Watch Poll: A Warning Against Compromise

    11/08/2012 8:12:42 AM PST · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    The Breitbart News Network/Judicial Watch post-election survey released today is a warning to those who have argued, in the wake of the 2012 election, that the way for the Republican Party to broaden its appeal is to compromise on core principles of limited government and the rule of law.
  • FEMA NYC and New Jersey Closed Due to Bad Weather!

    11/08/2012 6:39:22 AM PST · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    Can’t make this stuff up. People in the New York and New Jersey area devastated by Hurricane Sandy are without homes, or have homes but no electricity while sleet and snow is pounding the area. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) disaster “recovery” centers are closed in some areas of New York City and New Jersey. New Jersey FEMA says they will reopen tomorrow (Thursday). Staten Island says buses serving as warming centers have disappeared.
  • The human history book! World War Two fan covers body with tattoos

    11/08/2012 2:29:21 AM PST · by the scotsman · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8th November 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    'This man is a walking history book. He has dedicated his body to the memory of the heroes and battles of the Second World War. Nolan Holmes has spent four years under the needle of a skilled tattoo artist to complete this homage to British and world history. Illustrations include battles on the Russian front, the Battle of Britain and the Allied invasion. Beside Churchill and a wartime news report Holmes has now had a memorial poppy added to his tattoo. The mechanic has also had a striking poppy drawn alongside the pictures of conflict ready for this weekend's Remembrance...