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  • Hollande refuses to back down on French super-tax

    12/31/2012 11:21:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Monday 31 December 2012 18.37 EST | Angelique Chrisafis
    François Hollande on Monday vowed to press on with his super-tax on the rich, despite a damning decision by France’s top court to throw it out as unconstitutional. But it is uncertain when a new version of the tax will be introduced and whether it will be watered down. … “We will still ask more of those who have the most,” said Hollande. He added that the exceptional tax on France’s wealthy would be “adjusted without changing its objective”, but did not provide details of any new proposal. … The tax remains overwhelmingly popular with the French public, 60% of...
  • Mexican Narcoterrorist Region May Abandon Catholicism for Islam

    12/31/2012 4:02:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 53 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | December 29, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Mexican Narcoterrorist Region May Abandon Catholicism for Islam It would seem as if Bishop Ruiz’s brand of Liberation Theology has had the same effect on Chiapas as on Europe. Chiapas is poor, but it’s now also appearing to trend Islamic as any region under the influence of the left eventually does. When you kill the local religion and replace it with social justice, foreign religions eventually take its place. In the mid-1990s, a leftist resistance group which calls itself The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) made Chiapas its home. Its attempts to fight the Mexican Army repeatedly failed, but...
  • URGENT: Illinois Legislature to Attempt Passage of Gun Ban THIS WEEK

    12/31/2012 2:02:09 PM PST · by blondee123 · 32 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 12/31/2013 | NRA-ILA
    URGENT: Illinois Anti-Gun Legislators That YOU Voted Out of Office to Use Their Last Remaining Days in Legislature Exploiting Lame Duck Session and Holiday Break To Impose a Draconian Gun Ban The NRA-ILA has just learned that anti-gun legislators backed by Governor Quinn are deceptively trying to sneak through a new draconian gun ban as early as Wednesday while the legislature convenes for the Lame Duck Session from January 2 to 9.
  • Look who gets 'most trustworthy news' award

    12/31/2012 12:57:42 PM PST · by wesagain · 17 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Dec 31, 2012 | staff writer
    "Drudge No. 1 and WND No.2"An independent news organization has named the Drudge Report and WND among the “most trustworthy news sources” for 2012, citing Drudge as the “top-trusted site for millions” and WND’s “continual commitment to the truth and top-notch journalistic practice.” The list of the top news sources, where WND was second only to the Drudge Report, was announced today by the Discerning Times at Enumclaw.com, an online source that bills itself as a “Small Town Newspaper, Big Time News.” The Christian organization said it based its decision on several factors, including the news being reported “results from...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation (12/31/12)

    12/31/2012 11:26:18 AM PST · by Faith · 20 replies
    December 31, 2012 | Faith
    But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.Jude 20-21
  • Torii Hunter: Gay teammate would be ‘difficult and uncomfortable’ [Attack on Christian Athlete]

    12/30/2012 7:09:38 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Larry Brown Sports ^ | 12/30/12 | Larry Brown
    Hunter is a four-time All-Star and has played in the majors since 1997. He was considered a clubhouse leader with the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels, and he told the Los Angeles Times that having a gay teammate would be “difficult and uncomfortable.” “For me, as a Christian … I will be uncomfortable because in all my teachings and all my learning, biblically, it’s not right,” Hunter told the Times. “It will be difficult and uncomfortable.” Kevin Baxter, who wrote a lengthy piece for the Times on gays in sports, described Hunter as saying that a gay teammate could...
  • Oregon politicians try to repair economy, restore American Dream(Ring-a-ling:Clue Phone-Its For You)

    12/30/2012 9:37:41 PM PST · by Be Careful · 18 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 12/30/31 | Staff
    Political leaders, in Oregon and in Congress, have taken notice. Many plan to introduce legislation, or launch programs, aimed at helping those hardest hit: The governor's proposed budget, so far, includes money to replicate a previously successful job training program. Oregon legislators will be urged to place a measure on the 2013 ballot asking voters to create a permanent state fund providing financial aid to college students. New student loan options that recently took effect will lower some payments and provide more debt forgiveness. A state agency will conduct a limited test of a program to buy back and refinance...
  • Yemen: Al-Qaida offers bounty for US ambassador

    12/30/2012 2:33:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 30, 2012 4:07 PM EST | Ahmed Al-Haj
    Al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen has offered to pay tens of thousands of dollars to anyone who kills the U.S. ambassador in Sanaa or an American soldier in the country. An audio produced by the group’s media arm, the al-Malahem Foundation, and posted on militant websites Saturday said it offered three kilograms of gold worth $160,000 for killing the ambassador, Gerald Feierstein. The group said it will pay 5 million Yemeni riyals ($23,000) to anyone who kills an American soldier inside Yemen. It said the offer is valid for six months. …
  • We Demand Obama Make White House, Federal Buildings and Events Gun Free Zones

    12/30/2012 1:34:48 PM PST · by grundle · 22 replies
    petitions.whitehouse.gov ^ | December 28, 2012
    Full title: We Demand Obama Issue Executive Order Making White House, Federal Buildings and Events Gun Free Zones we petition the obama administration to: We Demand Obama Issue Executive Order Making White House, Federal Buildings and Events Gun Free ZonesJournalist Alex Jones and Infowars.com are calling for President Barack Obama to issue an executive order amending the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990. The executive order will establish the White House, all federal buildings and federal events as gun free zones and all federal security personnel will turn in their guns. We also demand the order apply to private schools...
  • Where'd my catch go? (great white is gobbled by an EVEN BIGGER )

    12/30/2012 1:17:12 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Mail Online ^ | December 29, 2012
    Being hooked by a fisherman is probably up there with the worst things that could happen to a shark. But what about becoming bait for an even bigger beast as you're being hauled into the boat? This was the fate of a poor great white in New Zealand this week. And a spectacular photograph of the encounter, which shows Charles Darwin's survival of the fittest - or perhaps biggest - theory in action, has taken the web by storm after it was posted on Reddit. The larger shark, also a Great White, had obviously decided he'd be the one to...
  • Just What is the "Fiscal Cliff?"

    12/30/2012 12:26:33 PM PST · by married21 · 16 replies
    The Valley Business Journal ^ | 11/15/12 | Jana Swenson
    As we approach the end of 2012, you’ve likely heard lots of talk among politicians and the media about the impending “fiscal cliff.” This term refers to a combination of tax increases and spending cuts that are slated to take effect in January 2013 if Congress fails to take action. But how will this affect you? Payroll Tax - 2013 will bring the expiration of the payroll tax cut enacted by Congress in 2011. Starting next year, the current employee payroll tax rate of 4.2 percent will go back to 6.2 percent. Higher Tax Levels - At the end of...
  • OBAMA ON DAUGHTERS’ SAFETY: ‘THEY’RE SURROUNDED BY MEN WITH GUNS’-----after Benghazi attack

    12/30/2012 7:48:00 AM PST · by granada · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 18, 2012 | Eddie Scarry
    A taped appearance of President Obama on the Late Show with David Letterman airs tonight. A pool report by the Washington Post‘s Amy Gardner has a preview of the exchange between Obama and Letterman: Letterman remarked on how grown-up Obama’s daughters, Sasha and Malia, looked at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this month. “Does that kill you?” Letterman asked. “It worries me, but they’re surrounded by men with guns,” Obama replied.
  • Buffett: America’s Seen Worse Problems than Fiscal Cliff

    12/29/2012 10:45:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 29 Dec 2012 10:24 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Warren Buffett says he’s optimistic the nation’s debt problems will be solved, despite the political fighting that’s threatening to put the country over the “fiscal cliff.” … “The United States is richer than it’s ever been. We have $50,000 or so of GDP per person. But we’ve overpromised and we’ve also under taxed to some extent, so we find ourselves with this great fiscal imbalance. But it was man made. We’re a rich country. It can be solved. … We’ll be able to overcome this problem. America has faced a lot tougher problems than this one. We’ll get it solved.”...
  • Tea Party Goes Global (Tea Party cost us surplus: Swan)

    12/29/2012 2:24:55 AM PST · by csb · 12 replies
    The Weekend Australian ^ | 29 December 2012 | Joe Kelly
    WAYNE Swan has blamed the conservative Tea Party movement in the US for damaging the global economy and contributing to the "whack" to Australia's budget position that has ruined Labor's planned 2012-13 surplus.
  • China firm to acquire major African iron ore mine

    12/28/2012 11:40:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 29, 2012 1:05 AM EST
    A privately-owned Chinese company is finalizing the acquisition of an Australian mining firm that controls a major iron ore mine in west Africa, a move that would give China a stronger role in setting global iron ore prices, China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported Saturday. … As the world’s second-largest economy, China is eager to acquire overseas assets and resources to feed its rapid growth. …
  • Fearful of ban, frenzied buyers swarm gun stores

    12/28/2012 11:33:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 28, 2012 8:57 PM EST | Joseph Pisani
    The phones at Red’s Trading Post wouldn’t stop ringing. Would-be customers from as far away as New York wanted to know if the Twin Falls, Idaho gun shop had firearms in stock. Others clamored to find out if their orders had been shipped. Overwhelmed, gun store manager Ryan Horsley had to do what no employee would ever think of doing just days before Christmas: He disconnected the phone lines for three whole days. … The phones at gun shops across the country are ringing off the hook. Demand for firearms, ammunition and bulletproof gear has surged since the Dec. 14...
  • Can Laptops Actually be Repaired?

    12/28/2012 6:37:43 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 68 replies
    12.28.12 | Chickensoup
    My Vaio stopped working this morning. The little disk light goes on and on. I took it to this diagnostics guy who said he would be able to tell if he can get it going. My question. Can the hard disk be replaced? I have been looking for replacements and havent seen one I like as much. I surf, run my website, check email and bank online. Not much else. help!
  • What Will It Take For You To Believe?

    12/28/2012 4:39:53 PM PST · by kindred · 70 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen.com ^ | 12/24/12 | DJP I.F.
    My fellow American conservatives and those of you of the moderate conservative persuasion... May I ask you this simple question.... How "blazes" do you do it? How do you keep your sanity when everything is going off the cliff at EXPONENTIAL rates and there are absolutely NO human answers and applicable remedies in sight?. Well... we know that you "DON'T" do it and that you are totally consumed with fear, worry and pessimism. I read it every day on your faces at work, at family gatherings, on Free Republic, on the news and media outlets etc... You are scared to...
  • WH Petition - Press Charges Against David Gregory for Possession of 30-Round Magazine in D.C. ...

    12/28/2012 3:42:21 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | December 23, 2012 | CREATOR ryan l Boise, ID
    WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Press charges against David Gregory for possession of a 30-round, high capacity assault rifle magazine in Washington D.C David Gregory is not above the law; he is a journalist, and must be held accountable to the same law as every other person. DC High Capacity Ammunition Magazines – D.C. Official Code 7-2506.01 (b) No person in the District shall possess, sell, or transfer any large capacity ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm. For the purposes of this subsection, the term large capacity ammunition feeding device means a...
  • Paintings Outrage Islamic Hard-Liners in Pakistan (Clerics Depicted in Homo-Erotic/Pedophile Scenes)

    12/28/2012 12:36:54 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 28, 2012 | ASIF SHAHZAD
    Pakistan's leading arts college has pushed boundaries before in this conservative nation. But when a series of paintings depicting Muslim clerics in scenes with strong homosexual overtones sparked an uproar and threats of violence by Islamic extremists, it was too much. Officials at the National College of Arts in the eastern city of Lahore shut down its academic journal, which published the paintings, pulled all its issues out of bookstores and dissolved its editorial board. Still, a court is currently considering whether the paintings' artist, the journal's board and the school's head can be charged with blasphemy. The college's decision...