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Jewish students running gauntlet of
hate: welcome to 21st century Britain
Daily Mail [UK], by Melanie Phillips    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/8/2012 4:30:16 PM     Post Reply
The delegitimisation campaign against Israel, comprising the obsessional lies and blood libels promulgated by the media and intelligentsia week in, week out, has produced this result: Jewish students in Britain are being forced to abandon their university courses out of fear. On the Jewish Chronicle blog, Marcus Dysch reports: ‘Attacks have created a “toxic atmosphere” in which Jewish students no longer feel comfortable, a delegation of community representatives told senior Edinburgh University officials. ‘Among those who felt the need to leave was a former Edinburgh Jewish Society chair who dropped

Thought we were running out of fossil
fuels? New technology means Britain
and the U.S. could tap undreamed
reserves of gas and oil
Daily Mail [UK], by Nigel Lawson    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/8/2012 4:22:06 PM     Post Reply
Thirty years ago, I was Secretary of State for Energy in Margaret Thatcher’s government, and one way and another I have been a close observer of the energy scene ever since. In all that time, I have never known a technological revolution as momentous as the breakthrough that has now made it economic to extract gas from shale.[Snip] Until recently, the cost of extracting the gas has been prohibitive. But the combination of two innovative technologies--horizontal drilling and fracking to release the natural resources--has changed all that. The consequences are difficult to exaggerate. Not just in terms of

Do ´the people´ get the
governments they deserve?
American Thinker, by Clifton Chadwick    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 12/8/2012 4:16:37 PM     Post Reply
So Obama has been re-elected. Did the American people get the government they deserve? (Snip) Chávez fits the mold. He tries to create favor with the people and also with Bolivia, Nicaragua, Cuba, and Ecuador. He is unscrupulous, and, while intellectually challenged, he has managed to mislead, deceive, and betray his people even as he holds them in his grip. He has ruined the state´s main source of revenue, the oil industry. He has alienated and pursued the more intelligent and resistant people of his country and done consistent damage to the economy.



GOP: Obama ´Bullying´ Charities
into Backing Tax Hike on Wealthy
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Wynton Hall    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 12/8/2012 3:47:44 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama’s first term taught businesses a clear lesson: CEOs and businesses that support the president will be rewarded with taxpayer-funded corporate welfare and favorable regulations, and those who oppose him will be shut out or crushed. On Friday, the Obama Administration sought to teach the nonprofit world the same lesson during a White House gathering of charitable officials, say Republicans, when charities were bullied into supporting higher taxes on the wealthy to avoid losing vital deductions for charitable contributions.

Police: Boy, 7, shot to death
at Pennsylvania gun store
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/8/2012 3:44:30 PM     Post Reply
MERCER, Pa. — Authorities say a 7-year-old boy was shot to death when a gun accidentally went off as his father was getting into his truck outside a western Pennsylvania gun store. The boy was shot Saturday morning at Twigs Reloading Den in East Lackawannock Township, 60 miles north of Pittsburgh. Store owner Leonard Mohney says it happened in the parking lot. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the boy was shot when his father’s handgun went off as the man got into the truck while holding the gun. Police say 44-year-old Joseph V. Loughrey told them

Leno: ´More Bad News
For Republicans´ - ´Latinos
Live Longer Than Non-Latinos´
Newsbusters, by Noel Sheppard    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/8/2012 3:38:05 PM     Post Reply
Jay Leno took a poke at the GOP on Friday. During the opening monologue of NBC´s Tonight Show, the host said, "According to a new study at UCLA, Latinos live longer than non-Latinos. More bad news for Republicans" (video follows with commentary):It is true the Latino vote has been problematic for Republicans since 2008. However, George W. Bush got 44 percent of Hispanics in 2004. As such, the right Republican candidate - or the wrong Democratic one - can make all the difference.

USDA chief: Rural America
becoming less relevant
Associated Press, by Mary Clare Jalonick    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/8/2012 3:33:38 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has some harsh words for rural America: It´s "becoming less and less relevant," he says. A month after an election that Democrats won even as rural parts of the country voted overwhelmingly Republican, the former Democratic governor of Iowa told farm belt leaders this past week that he´s frustrated with their internecine squabbles and says they need to be more strategic in picking their political fights. "It´s time for us to have an adult conversation with folks in rural America," Vilsack said in a speech at a forum sponsored by the Farm Journal.



Report: SC Gov. Haley Likely
To Appoint Henry McMaster
to Senate
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 12/8/2012 3:33:10 PM     Post Reply
Former South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster has emerged as one of the leading candidates to replace outgoing Republican South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, who is leaving the Senate to head the Heritage Foundation next month. (Snip) Haley on Friday said she would not appoint herself to the seat but would make an appointment "quickly." A special election for a full six-year term will be held in 2014, and McMaster may be appointed as a placeholder, which would mean many of the state´s top young conservatives would enter the primary to win DeMint´s Senate seat in 2014.

Walmart security guard shoots
´shoplifting´ mother dead in
parking lot as she tries to
escape with two young children
Daily Mail [UK], by James Nye    Original Article
Posted By: zephyrgirl- 12/8/2012 3:22:51 PM     Post Reply
A 27-year-old mother of two has been fatally shot by an off-duty sheriff´s deputy after he suspected her of shoplifting at a Houston Walmart. Harris County Sheriff´s deputies have said that victim Shelly Frey, Tisa Andrews and Yolanda Craig were stealing when they were confronted by Louis Campbell a 26-year veteran of the force who works as a security guard at the store. According to Campbell the women ran to their car and when he rushed to open the door, they accelerated away - at which point he fired the deadly shot into the car which hit Frey in the neck.

Syrian rebels elect
new military commander
Reuters, by Khaled Yacoub Oweis    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 12/8/2012 3:15:47 PM     Post Reply
Amman - Syrian rebel groups have chosen a former officer to head a new Islamist-dominated command, in a Western-backed effort to put the opposition´s house in order as President Bashar al-Assad´s army takes hits that could usher his downfall. {Snip) The unified command includes many with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and to Salafists, who follow a puritanical interpretation of Islam. It excludes the most senior officers who have defected from Assad´s military. On the Damascus battlefront, Assad´s forces used multiple rocket launchers on Saturday against several suburbs that have fallen to rebels

Pfizer/Bristol drug cuts
recurrence of blood clots - study
Reuters, by Bill Berkrot    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 12/8/2012 3:01:08 PM     Post Reply
A new blood clot preventer from Pfizer Inc and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co reduced the risk of recurrence of clots in veins and lungs and death by 80 percent with no increase in major bleeding in a study testing extended use of the drug. (Snip) Apixaban belongs to a new class of blood thinners that aim to replace decades old and difficult to use warfarin. The drug, which will be sold under the brand name Eliquis, is widely considered to be one of the most important new medicines for Pfizer and Bristol-Myers, both of which saw their top selling products lose patent protection in the past year.



N.J. residents can get
grants up to $10K for quick
repairs to Sandy-damaged homes
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 12/8/2012 2:51:34 PM     Post Reply
Trenton — Some New Jersey residents whose homes were damaged in Superstorm Sandy can now get grants of up to $10,000 for quick repairs under a pilot program announced Friday. Under the Federal Emergency Management Agency´s Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power program, repairs to make homes inhabitable will be covered. Residents of Atlantic, Cape May, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties can apply for the grants through their town governments for money to pay for repairs to electrical meters and electrical, heat and hot-water systems. Work on exteriors is also eligible if it

UN climate talks extend Kyoto
Protocol, promise compensation
BBC News, by Roger Harrabin    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 12/8/2012 2:48:21 PM     Post Reply
Doha - UN climate talks in Doha have closed with a historic shift in principle but few genuine cuts in greenhouse gases. The summit established for the first time that rich nations should move towards compensating poor nations for losses due to climate change. Developing nations hailed it as a breakthrough, but condemned the gulf between the science of climate change and political attempts to tackle it. The deal, agreed by nearly 200 nations, extends to 2020 the Kyoto Protocol. It is the only legally-binding plan for combating global warming. The deal covers Europe and Australia,

The ´polluters’ the EU
says don’t have to pay
Telegraph [UK], by Christopher Booker    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/8/2012 2:47:36 PM     Post Reply
Because energy-intensive industries were being forced to close or relocate outside the EU, we´re letting them off the hook. It might seem rather quixotic for a government that recently had to borrow £8.6 billion in a single month, in order to cover its ever-widening spending deficit, to then lash out £1.8 billion in foreign aid to build wind turbines in Mexico to supply Walmart with electricity, or to provide solar panels to some of the poorest countries in the world on condition that they don’t build the proper power stations they need to become richer.

Egypt’s Leader Seen
on a Path To Martial Law
New York Times, by David D. Kirkpatrick    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 12/8/2012 2:37:38 PM     Post Reply
Cairo - Struggling to quell street protests and political violence, President Mohamed Morsi is moving to impose a version of martial law by calling on the armed forces to keep order and authorizing soldiers to arrest civilians, Egyptian state media announced Saturday. If Mr. Morsi goes through with the plan, it would represent a historic role reversal. Before the ouster of Hosni Mubarak last year, Egypt’s military-backed authoritarian presidents had spent six decades warning against the threat of an Islamist takeover and using martial law to hold onto their power. Mr. Morsi, a former leader of



The decline and fall
of the Muslim Brotherhood
Al-Ahram [Cairo, Egypt], by Hani Shukrallah    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 12/8/2012 2:27:38 PM     Post Reply
To chants of “Command, command oh Badei, you command and we obey,” the Muslim Brotherhood in power was fast mutating into the very caricature of itself as painted by its bitterest enemies. (Snip) Rather, the Brotherhood and its allies, gradually, yet certainly and swiftly, became no longer able to see themselves as part of, let alone partners in, this very specific, living and vibrant Egyptian nation being reborn, but as an advance battalion of a mythical Islamic Umma, for which post-revolution Egypt is little more than spoils ripe for the picking, its people hapless subjects to be conquered and

The Real Second Amendment
American Thinker, by Bart Wilburn    Original Article
Posted By: LittleRedHen1- 12/8/2012 11:41:54 AM     Post Reply
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed As simple as these word are, we have been arguing about what they mean for a long time. Part of the problem is that many people engaged in the argument do not interpret the 2nd Amendment with respect for its historical context, but rather in light of what they want it to mean in support of their purposes.

Progressive Media Fear Exclusion
at Second Obama Inauguration
Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by Warner Todd Huston    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 12/8/2012 11:37:23 AM     Post Reply
Progressive journalists are worried that Barack Obama is going to cut them out from his second swearing-in ceremony. As Politico reports, rumors abound that this time ´round Obama is going to hold a private ceremony, one not open to the media. On Sunday, January 20, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will perform the President´s swearing-in ceremony; then on Monday, Obama will hold his public inauguration where he will be sworn in a second time in a symbolic gesture. But Politico reports that some members of the inaugural committee have privately signaled to the press

To Live in Hadleyville
Wall Street Journal, by Henry Allen    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 12/8/2012 11:05:50 AM     Post Reply
One sunny Tuesday in the worst spring of my life, I cut seventh period at Roosevelt Junior High School and ran half a mile downtown to the Rialto Theater. It was 1955. "High Noon" had been a big hit in 1952, four Oscars. I´d missed it. Now it was back in a matinee. I had never been the school-cutting type. But that spring I was failing to thrive amid the ambitious go-along-to-get-along smugness of Westfield, N.J., which was everything you were supposed to want in a 1950s suburb. Maybe I thought redemption awaited me at the Rialto.

A Major Benghazi Terror Bust -
Directly tied to al Qaeda.
Weekly Standard, by Thomas Joscelyn    Original Article
Posted By: LadyVet- 12/8/2012 10:57:36 AM     Post Reply
The Egyptian government has nabbed a major terrorist tied to the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, (snip) And that terrorist has direct, longstanding ties to al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri. The captured terrorist is Muhammad Jamal al Kashef (a.k.a. Abu Ahmed), who served as a senior Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ) terrorist in the 1990s and was imprisoned for years. The EIJ was headed by Ayman al Zawahiri, who merged the group with Osama bin Laden’s operation.


Egypt’s Economic Breakdown
Deepens the Crisis
PJ Media, by David P. Goldman    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 12/8/2012 10:40:22 AM     Post Reply
Prospective economic ruin has energized Egypt’s political crisis since the fall of Hosni Mubarak in January 2011. Mohammed Morsi’s Islamists and the opposition are not battling in the streets of Egyptian cities about economics, to be sure, but about how to govern a country that cannot meet the basic needs of most of its citizens. Egypt’s pound dropped suddenly on the foreign exchange market Thursday as the country’s central bank announced a drop in foreign exchange reserves during November. If the pound collapses–and it is hard to see how this can be avoided–the cost of necessities will soar and the

Operation humiliation
New York Post, by Rich Lowry    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 12/8/2012 10:37:15 AM     Post Reply
President Obama’s Operation Humiliation is coming off without a hitch. Stage One was to dispatch his treasury secretary to Capitol Hill to make a laughable offer to Republicans on the fiscal cliff — literally. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell reported that he burst out laughing upon hearing Tim Geithner spell out the White House’s terms. Stage Two is watching Republicans squirm and panic. Less than a week after the hilarity courtesy of Geithner, The New York Times headlined a front-page piece, “GOP Looks for Fallback to Avoid a Fiscal Standoff.”

Despite Tax Increase, California
State Revenues in Freefall
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Chriss W. Street    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 12/8/2012 10:33:23 AM     Post Reply
California State Controller John Chiang has announced that total state revenue for the month of November 2012 fell $806.8 million, or 10.8%, below budget. Democrats thought they could hammer “the rich” by convincing voters to pass Proposition 30 to create the highest state income tax in the nation. But it now appears that high income earners have already “voted with their feet” by moving themselves and their businesses out of state, resulting in over $1 billion shortfall in corporate and income taxes last month and the beginning of a new financial crisis. Passage of Proposition 30 set off euphoria

An Elegy for Two Once-
Divine Female Critics
American Thinker, by Robert Oscar Lopez    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 12/8/2012 10:12:08 AM     Post Reply
As recently as five years ago, I counted Ann Coulter and Camille Paglia among my favorite authors, and my guiltiest but most delicious reading pleasures. In the famous tome Sexual Personae (1991), Camille Paglia drove a fearless bulldozer over the grove of feminist shibboleths, celebrating a street-smart feminism poised against the frigid and increasingly tiresome academic left. For much of the Clinton era, it was refreshing to hear her devilish witticisms. Her main target was the ironic puritanism of leftists

GOP’s Marco Rubio: ‘Tax increases
will not solve our $16 trillion debt’
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 12/8/2012 9:59:41 AM     Post Reply
Hello, I’m Marco Rubio. I have the honor of representing Florida in the United States Senate, and the privilege of addressing you today on behalf of my fellow Republicans. Our middle class has made America different from the rest of the world. Every country has rich people. But only a few places have achieved a vibrant and stable middle class. And none has been more vibrant and more stable than ours. But now a growing opportunity gap has developed between the dreams of millions of Americans and the opportunities for them to actually realize them.

Political Scene:
Will the U.S. Intervene in Syria?
New Yorker, by Matthew McKnight    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 12/8/2012 9:52:29 AM     Post Reply
The possibility that Bashar al-Assad, desperate to hang on to power in Syria, will use chemical weapons against his own people can’t be considered in isolation. Nor, even, can the ongoing civil war between al-Assad’s Alawite supporters and the Sunni anti-Assad fighters. “All of these countries—whether it’s Iraq or Syria or Lebanon—were literally drawn with lines in the sand,” says Dexter Filkins. “You’re seeing in these artificial states, these pressures that have been in play for decades, for almost a hundred years.

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