A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Cyber Monday sales sizzling: survey
Agence France-Presse, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 11/26/2012 4:32:25 PM

Washington - Online retail sales were jumping for "Cyber Monday," the key Web shopping day following the US Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a survey showed. IBM said its cloud-based digital analytics platform showed sales up 24.1 percent from last year as of 1700 GMT. "All signs point to Cyber Monday being a banner year," IBM said on its Digital Analytics Benchmark blog. "With sales up 24.1 percent over 2011, the multiscreen shopper is out in full force this year. Mobile continues its dominance, with the number of consumers using a mobile device to visit a retailer´s site reaching 22.4 percent.

Comments:
Barack Clause will claim in yet another campaign speech that he set this in motion by shopping at a small-owner bookstore in Virginia. Why the gloom when there is so much unemployed benefits to be paid out this season and spend on the little ones? Has anyone mentioned Quanza celebrations at the White House this year?

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Quaestio, 11/26/2012 4:38:23 PM     (No. 9034826)

I have a serious question. Apparently everyone was out shopping on Friday and now sales are booming on-line. If I were a liberal, I would take this as confirmation that the Republicans were wrong yet again regarding Obama´s policies. I mean, we´re seeing economic growth on a scale never experienced before! If the unemployment numbers are 14%, if more people are working part time, if benefits are about to expire, what the blazes is going on?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: Time4AR2, 11/26/2012 4:46:24 PM     (No. 9034837)

@1: Credit...and Lots of it.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: GOP_U_BET, 11/26/2012 4:46:55 PM     (No. 9034839)

#1, some people are spending their money before the government seizes it. Others are taking advantage of deals, for example, my sister bought a new computer from Amazon because her old one would not load this year´s version of Turbo Tax.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: Theeo, 11/26/2012 4:59:57 PM     (No. 9034851)

I´ve got lota shares of Master Card; keep spending "BlackFriday & CyberSales" FRIENDS.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: youngtexan, 11/26/2012 5:07:54 PM     (No. 9034864)

I think everyone is spending because of the fear that may happen within a year or so. Like banning Christmas in most states. Now call me crazy, but it´s already happening in some states like CA and CT.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: mackrand, 11/26/2012 5:15:16 PM     (No. 9034872)

My thought was that a whole lot of people are saying, "To heck with it, we´re not missing Christmas again... We´re going three months down on the house payment but at least the kids will have Christmas this year..."
(And I have been there..)

My Christmas present came this morning so I´m done. A new Walther Red Dot sight that, by the way, works just fine.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 11/26/2012 5:47:54 PM     (No. 9034914)

#6 - nice! Did you get the PS 55 by any chance? Wouldn´t mind trying that one out, but I may end up saving my nickels & dimes for an EOTech.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: spark29, 11/26/2012 5:47:56 PM     (No. 9034915)

Why is this story - or any story about ´Black Friday´ or the cringe inducing ´Cyber Monday´ consider ´news´ and worthy of being posted here?

Should a reader have comments about the editorial conduct of this site please address the staff through emails given and not in replies. LCom Staff.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: mackrand, 11/26/2012 6:25:32 PM     (No. 9034949)

Forgive the second post but my Walther is a PS22. I like it.

I would add that sometimes human nature makes people do crazy things. After going nearly four years in a conservative mode after seeing direct evidence of the complete disregard for fiscal restraint of this administration, it appears that people are sort of giving up and going with the flow. That is, spend today because tomorrow is certainly going to be worse.

I´ve even advocated here that perhaps the Republicans in Congress should just walk out of any budget/spending votes or vote present. I´m not at all sure that would be wise even though anything the Republican party does as a unit will be badmouthed incessantly anyway.

It appears we are going to be in for a rough four years unless something nearly unprecedented takes place. I´m actually thinking that some in the Electoral College are thinking of placing their votes for Romney as a protest. If enough patriotic American Electoral College Electors do this we may see a new President after all. Just because it has never happened before, to my knowledge, doesn´t make it impossible.



  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 713382




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "LittleHoodedMonk"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "LittleHoodedMonk"



New Batch of Clinton
Documents Is Released
New York Times, by David S. Joachim    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/18/2014 7:03:46 PM     Post Reply
Washington - The National Archives on Friday released its largest batch yet of previously withheld documents from the Clinton administration, with topics including the conflicts in Somalia and Rwanda, Middle East peace negotiations, the Oklahoma City bombing and public figures as varied as Richard M. Nixon and Oprah Winfrey. The bundle that is likely to receive the most attention, though, is one that covers Hillary Rodham Clinton’s ill-fated attempt as first lady to overhaul the health care system. Mrs. Clinton, who ran for president in 2008, is considering a second attempt in 2016. Here are some notable sections:

CIA’s former top lawyer fires back
at Senate report, criticizes Feinstein
McClatchy DC, by James Rosen    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 6:20:07 PM     Post Reply
Washington - The CIA’s former top lawyer disputes Senate findings that the spy agency lied about its brutal interrogations of terrorists, insisting the tactics produced useful intelligence and flatly denying that the CIA misled the former Bush administration, Congress and the American public. At the same time, John Rizzo, who left the CIA as acting general counsel in 2009, said some CIA employees or contractors were overzealous in the use of the tactics but that the CIA informed lawyers at the Justice Department of the excesses. Rizzo was responsible for helping to create the legal foundation for permitting waterboarding,

   

 

B-G1


 
GM to seek court protection
against ignition lawsuits
Reuters, by Jessica Dye    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 6:01:10 PM     Post Reply
General Motors Co said it would ask a U.S. court to bar lawsuits related to actions before its 2009 bankruptcy, signaling a tougher stance toward legal claims stemming from its recent recall over faulty ignition switches. GM has said it is protected from liability for claims related to incidents that occurred before it exited bankruptcy in 2009, and has taken steps to raise those issues with the court by filing motions to stay recall-related lawsuits while it asks that bankruptcy court to clarify the extent of that protection. In a filing with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on Tuesday, GM asked for a stay on litigation

China´s Xi purging corrupt officials
to put own men in place: sources
Reuters, by Benjamin Kang Lim *    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 5:54:36 PM     Post Reply
Beijing - Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to use a purge of senior officials suspected of corruption to put his own men and reform-minded bureaucrats into key positions across the Communist Party, the government and the military, sources said. Xi hopes that removing corrupt officials and those resisting change will allow him to consolidate his grip on power and implement difficult economic, judicial and military reforms that he believes are vital to perpetuate one-party rule, said the sources, who have ties to the leadership. In the most far-reaching example of his intentions, Xi plans to promote about 200 progressive officials

What Your Sleeping Position
Says About Your Relationship
Time Magazine, by Alexandra Sifferlin    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 5:47:21 PM     Post Reply
According to a new study, spooning with your partner really does say something about your relationship. Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire surveyed 1,000 people and found that couples who maintained physical contact while they slept were more likely to report being happy in their relationship. An overwhelming 94% of couples who touch while sleeping said they were happy, while only 68% of couples who didn’t touch while snoozing expressed being satisfied with their relationship. Not only that, physical distance while sleeping seemed to translate into emotional distance.

Pakistani Taliban End
Cease-Fire With Government
New York Times, by Ismail Khan & Declan Walsh    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 5:33:00 PM     Post Reply
Peshawar , Pakistan — The Pakistani Taliban said Wednesday that they were ending a six-week-old ceasefire but would continue peace talks with the Pakistani government. In a statement emailed to journalists, the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, as the group is formally known, accused the military of torturing prisoners and killing 50 militants during the ceasefire. In a statement emailed to journalists, the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, as the group is formally known, accused the military of torturing prisoners and killing 50 militants during the ceasefire. “The T.T.P. showed restraint and patience over the ongoing operations,” said the spokesman, Shahidullah Shahid, in reference to the Pakistani military. “But the government failed to take

Court Deportations Drop
43 Percent in Last Five Years
New York Times, by Julia Preston    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 5:04:45 PM     Post Reply
New deportation cases brought by the Obama administration in the nation’s immigration courts have been declining steadily since 2009 and judges have increasingly ruled against deportations, leading to a 43 percent drop in the number of deportations through the courts in the last five years, according to Justice Department statistics released on Wednesday. (Snip) The statistics present a different picture of President Obama’s enforcement policies than the one painted by many immigrant advocates, who have assailed the president as the “deporter in chief” and accused him of rushing to reach a record of two million deportations.

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Knife found in enchilada at Calif. airport
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 4:59:04 PM     Post Reply
Sonoma, Calif. – A woman is facing a possible fine after federal officials say they found a knife inside an enchilada in her bag during security screening at a Northern California airport. Transportation Security Administration spokesman Nico Melendez says the 8 and a-half inch long blade was found Monday at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport. The passenger, who has not been identified, said she made the enchilada over the weekend, and didn´t know how the knife got into the bag. She was questioned by Sonoma County Sheriff´s deputies, but then cleared to board her flight. Melendez says the TSA

French Lab Loses SARS Vials
ABC News, by Sydney Lupkin    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 4:28:07 PM     Post Reply
A French lab has lost more than 2,000 vials containing fragments of the deadly SARS virus, which killed nearly 800 people in a 2003 epidemic across four continents. The Pasteur Institute in Paris, France announced this week that it realized it was missing the vials and contacted the country’s National Security Agency of Medicines and Health Products to conduct an investigation on April 8, according to a news release. Although the fragments are not dangerous, they do raise concerns by revealing the lab’s vulnerability, said Dr. William Schaffner, chair of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville,

Oklahoma bans local wage hikes
Washington Post, by Reid Wilson    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:53:16 PM     Post Reply
Cities and counties won’t be allowed to raise the minimum wage under a law signed Monday by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R). Under the new law, which passed the state legislature on party-line votes earlier this year, cities would be prohibited from raising the minimum wage above the $7.25 federal mark, and they would be prevented from requiring employers to provide sick days to their employees. Backers of the new law said differing wages in different cities would be a hardship for businesses. In a statement, Fallin said different wage laws would hurt job creation. In recent years, cities and localities across the country have unilaterally

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:42:51 PM     Post Reply
With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

An orange-black ribbon holds
a clue to eastern Ukraine´s chaos
Christian Science Monitor, by Anna Kordunsky    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:02:43 PM     Post Reply
As pro-Russia protests spread in eastern Ukraine, a strip of striped orange-and-black fabric has become as ubiquitous as the armed men in unmarked military fatigues. Its name is the Ribbon of Saint George. Imbued with history, it’s a powerful symbol in the ongoing information battle over Ukraine. For Russians it´s a mark of allegiance to the state – both the fearsome, expansionist Russian state of old and its modern successor under President Vladimir Putin. When pro-Russia rallies took place last December, seeking to rival the Maidan demonstrations in Kiev, very few ribbons were seen.

   

 



 


Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Kim Novak responds to post-
Oscars ridicule: ‘I was bullied.’

48 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/18/2014 5:02:40 AM     Post Reply
After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
Eight Million ´Enrollments,´
Again Declares Debate ´Over´

42 replie(s)
Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

Michelle Obama Riverdances
Through Dublin to the Tune
of $7,921,638

40 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

Why is US Senator Harry
Reid so concerned with
a local Nevada rancher?

39 replie(s)
Fox News, by Wayne Allyn Root    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:37:12 PM     Post Reply
I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
39 replie(s)
The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

39 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

35 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:54:52 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

33 replie(s)
Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 10:32:12 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies
to the country on important matters

30 replie(s)
Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 7:39:27 PM     Post Reply
About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

28 replie(s)
San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Illinois Dems to offer $100 million in
taxpayer money to lure Obama library site

25 replie(s)
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/18/2014 9:15:50 AM     Post Reply
First, the good news: We are close enough to the end of the Obama presidency for his crowd to talk about a presidential library. Now, the bad news: Obama´s retirement is still 1,008 days distant. Plenty of time though to round up the dough to build it somewhere. Figure they need Solyndra-style money, at least $500 million. The last two presidents – Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -- built their legacy edifices totally with private money. [Snip] However, Obama supporters have a different take. They think taxpayers should put up $100 million in public money for Obama´s library.

Every Media Outlet: Hillary
Grandkid the Most Consequential
Baby Since Jesus

25 replie(s)
Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:34:40 AM     Post Reply
Less than 16 hours after Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant, a lot of major news outlets started staring into the crystal ball of Chelsea’s womb, wondering what this currently floating zygotic multicellular being meant for the prospects of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, which is also a floating, zygotic, multicellular being. Their answer: The immaculately conceived Clinton child could mean everything. And no, it’s not just the fact that having a grandchild could be personally fulfilling to Hillary and Bill (mazel tov, by the way), or that a cute baby would be a sweet cherry on top of Hillary’s already

   

Post Reply   Close thread 713382





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS