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A whiff of glamour,
smuggled from the past
San Antonio Express News, by Michael Quintanilla    Original Article
Posted By: john56- 11/20/2012 6:57:40 PM     Post Reply
Years before Camelot, there was the Côte d´Azur. In 1937, 20-year-old John F. Kennedy spent a summer on the alluring resort coastline known as the French Riviera — with its stunning beaches and glittery parties and fierce convertible drives. That summer Kennedy, a dashing college student, was captivated by a cologne created by perfume connoisseur Albert Fouquet — a fragrance so coveted that, in the later war years, it was smuggled into the United States to a president-to-be in a book with cut-out pages to keep Nazis from seizing it. More than 70 years later — and 49 years after the end of Camelot

Illinois moves to grant
licenses to illegal immigrants
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/20/2012 6:56:54 PM     Post Reply
Top Illinois state officials said Tuesday they’ll push to issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants — a move backed also by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who for years stood as Democrats’ key impediment to pushing immigration in Congress. State Senate President John Cullerton said he’ll try to pass a bill in the legislature’s veto session next week to remove restrictions on illegal immigrants getting licenses there, and Gov. Pat Quinn said he’ll sign it, if it reaches his desk. Both men are Democrats. The move represents pushback after a decade in which states went the other direction,

U.S. Dept. of Labor Observes
´Transgender Day of Remembrance´
Cybercast News Service, by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/20/2012 6:53:25 PM     Post Reply
The U.S. Department of Labor is officially observing Nov. 20 as “The Transgender Day of Remembrance." "The Transgender Day of Remembrance [TDOR] will be commemorated in cities and countries around the world today, reflecting on those who have died as a result of fear, hate and transphobia,” Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said in a statement on Tuesday. "I stand proudly today--and every day--as an ally to the transgender community and to every person and family impacted by anti-transgender bullying and violence,” she said. “Transgender people are part of the diversity that

  


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AIDS testing for (almost)
everyone? Absolutely.
Los Angeles Times, by Karin Klein    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/20/2012 6:42:42 PM     Post Reply
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is calling for doctors to test most people ages 15 to 64, whether they fall in high-risk groups or not, for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. I see only one thing wrong with this proposal: We should have started doing it years ago. Decades ago. (Snip) For a long time, society´s distaste for the factors most commonly associated with infection -- sex among gay males, sex with multiple partners and intravenous drug use -- kept people from seeking out testing, fearing they would be seen as immoral. Doctors didn't dare even suggest it in many cases.

Clinton vows commitment to
J´lem, calls for de-escalation
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Tovah Lazaroff*    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/20/2012 6:26:37 PM     Post Reply
US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton arrived in Jerusalem late Tuesday night amidst announcements that a cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas had been delayed. “America´s commitment to Israel´s security is rock sold and unwavering. That is why we believe it is essential to de-escalate the situation in Gaza,” Clinton said in a joint press conference with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. (Snip) The rocket attacks against Israel must end and calm must be restored, she said. “The goal must be a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances the security

We’re Doomed! Again!
PJ Media, by Michael Ledeen    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 11/20/2012 6:14:18 PM     Post Reply
The Europeans — and the American intellectuals who yearn to be European — have long believed that America was doomed. It goes way back. There was already a significant literature on the inferiority of Americans during the colonial period, replete with scientific proof: those who lived in North America were held to be shorter, weaker, and stupider than those who stayed put under the old regimes. In the view of the transatlantic intellectual elite, we never really had a chance. Even though the American Revolution is the only durable success among the Big 3 — ours, the French,

Election Integrity
Canada Free Press, by Jimmy Reed    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/20/2012 6:03:55 PM     Post Reply
Americans have so much to be thankful for, especially election integrity. Fraud in the presidential election would have made future voters wonder if the country’s method of choosing leaders can ever be trusted again. Fortunately, only about 70,000 voting problems were reported — a drop in the bucket, considering how many voting places dot this favored land. Many of those problems were trifling, such as instances in Nevada, North Carolina, Texas, and Ohio, where ballot casters complained that the voting machines automatically switched their votes from the Republican nominee to the other

  


  

Make Thanksgiving 2012 an
‘Agenda 21 Knowing Thanksgiving’
Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/20/2012 5:45:25 PM     Post Reply
Every household should serve up a sizable portion of Agenda 21 and what it’s all about with the turkey and stuffing this Thanksgiving. There is no better time than between Thanksgiving and Christmas to reflect on your life and where loss of individual freedoms is taking modern society. You don’t have to go to university to become a graduate of All Things Agenda 21. The only university courses on the subject are administered by the UN University of Peace in sunny Costa Rica. All you have to do is Google the United Nations and Sustainable Development for a chilling check on reality.

UBS trader jailed for seven
years in $2.3 billion fraud
Reuters, by Estelle Shirbon    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/20/2012 5:34:37 PM     Post Reply
London - UBS trader Kweku Adoboli was jailed for seven years on Tuesday for the biggest fraud in British history, which cost the Swiss bank $2.3 billion. The 32-year-old had admitted trading far in excess of authorized risk limits and booking fictitious trades to hide his true positions, but said everything he did was to make profits for UBS and was in line with the bank´s culture. He wept in the dock as his lawyer asked the judge to show clemency, describing his Ghanaian-born client as a sensitive, hard-working young man who had tried too hard to do well.

HP alleges Autonomy wrongdoing,
takes $8.8 billion charge
Reuters, by Poornima Gupta & Nicola Leske    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/20/2012 5:21:16 PM     Post Reply
Hewlett-Packard stunned Wall Street by alleging a massive accounting scandal at its British software unit Autonomy that will cost the company the majority of $8.8 billion in charges. It was the latest in a string of reversals that have renewed questions about the basic competence of the storied company´s board and senior managers. HP said on Tuesday it discovered "serious accounting improprieties" and "a willful effort by Autonomy to mislead shareholders," after a whistleblower came forward following the ouster of Autonomy´s then-chief executive, Mike Lynch, in May.

FBI: 4 Calif. men charged
in alleged terror plot
Associated Press, by Gillian Flaccus & Shaya Tayefe Mohajer    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 11/20/2012 5:05:20 PM     Post Reply
UPLAND, Calif. — Four Southern California men have been charged with plotting to kill Americans and destroy U.S. targets overseas by joining al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan, federal officials said Monday. The defendants, including a man who served in the U.S. Air Force, were arrested for plotting to bomb military bases and government facilities, and for planning to engage in "violent jihad," (Snip) 34-year-old Sohiel Omar Kabir of Pomona introduced two of the other men to the radical Islamist doctrine of Anwar al-Awlaki, a deceased al-Qaida leader. Kabir served in the Air Force from

  


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Clinton in Jerusalem as
Gaza truce still elusive
Reuters, by Nidal al-Mughrabi & Jeffrey Heller    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/20/2012 5:03:46 PM     Post Reply
Gaza/Jerusalem - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Jerusalem for talks on Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as expectations rose of a ceasefire soon to end a week of fighting around the Gaza Strip. However, Gaza´s rulers, the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, revised a statement that a truce would start overnight, saying it was still waiting for an Israeli response to proposals and did not now expect an announcement until Wednesday. An official in the Egyptian government, whose new, Islamist leadership has been playing peace broker in Cairo,

Tweets Reveal the Soul
of Assault on Pro-Life AG
American Thinker, by Jack Cashill    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 11/20/2012 4:54:21 PM     Post Reply
Forget the sweet, bubbly Elle Woods character in Legally Blonde. One suspects that the smug, vulgar Sarah Peterson Herr hews much closer to the norm of today´s twenty-something female attorney. Before her termination on Monday, Herr clerked for the Honorable Christel E. Marquardt, judge of the Kansas Court of Appeals. She was fired for sending a series of nasty tweets while sitting in last week on an ethics hearing for former Kansas attorney general, Phill Kline. If there is a pro-life Hall of Fame, Kline deserves his own display case. First as attorney general of Kansas and then as the

Douglas Kennedy skates,
did not endanger child: judge
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/20/2012 4:54:11 PM     Post Reply
Douglas Kennedy, a son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was acquitted Tuesday of child endangerment and harassment charges stemming from a scuffle in a hospital maternity ward. Kennedy had tried in January to take his newborn son from Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco. He said he just wanted the 2-day-old boy, Anthony Boru Kennedy, to get some fresh air. However, several nurses objected, saying his request would violate hospital policy. Kennedy tried to leave anyway, and two nurses claimed he hurt them as they blocked his way. Mount Kisco Town Judge John Donohue,

Obama Official Attends
´Symposium on Defamation of Islam´
Breitbart´s Big Peace, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/20/2012 4:50:07 PM     Post Reply
An Obama administration official reportedly attended a Monday meeting with Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) officials to work on banning any speech that "associates Islam or Islamists to violence." The official was U.S. Consul General in Jeddah Anne Casper, and the meeting took place in Saudi Arabia. It apparently matters not that "Islamic terrorists have carried out over 19,000 deadly attacks in the name of Islam since the 9-11 attacks in New York," Washington DC, and Pennsylvania. The meeting was advertised as a "Symposium on Defamation of Islam."

  


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97 Republicans Tell Obama
to Drop Susan Rice for State
Breitbart´s Big Government, by William Bigelow    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/20/2012 4:42:45 PM     Post Reply
Ninety-seven members of Congress, led by Jeff Duncan (R –SC), are leading the charge against Barack Obama’s reputed choice of Ambassador Susan Rice to be Secretary of State. They have written a letter strongly opposing the idea of her nomination because of her lies about the Benghazi attack, and aver that because she misled the American public, her actions give the world, friends and enemies of the U.S. reason to question America’s commitment and credibility. The Congressmen don’t stop there; they charge Obama’s administration with denying Congress critical information necessary

Happy Thanksgiving:
Food Pantries Overwhelmed
Thanks to Obama Economy
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Ben Shapiro    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/20/2012 4:32:59 PM     Post Reply
President Obama’s most solid strongholds are suffering from economic disaster under his presidency, according to new reports. {Snip) Assistant UM Professor of Social Work Kristen Seefeldt stated, according to local reports, that “researchers were shocked by the high levels of food insecurity, with nearly 28 percent of people interviewed did not have stable, reliable access to food or were forced to change their eating habits for financial reasons.” Some people, says Seefeldt, are skipping meals; that included many people with a job. A few hundred miles to the East, Boston is running out of

Going out in style: How
relaxed Hillary is upstaging
Obama on last ever
presidential tour - or is
she gearing up for 2016?
Daily Mail (UK), by Tamara Abraham    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/20/2012 4:15:09 PM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton has said that she will make sleep, exercise and relaxing her priorities over the coming year. But the promise of some down-time seems to have already had a positive effect as she bids farewell to her four-year term as Secretary of State. Mrs Clinton, 65, looked on fine form in Myanmar today as she joined President Obama in a historic meeting with the country´s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Though she looked elegant and polished in a crisp white blazer, navy pants and a statement silver beaded neckpiece, it was the broad smile

Six Israeli ´spies´ executed before
baying mob in Gaza City, before
motorbike gang drags one bloodied
victim through the streets
Daily Mail [UK], by David Williams    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 11/20/2012 3:13:08 PM     Post Reply
Six men accused of being ´Israeli spies´ were dragged through the streets of Gaza City and executed in front of a chanting mob today as Israel warned Palestinians to evacuate some areas of the territory in apparent preparation for a ground invasion. Witnesses said the six were taken to an intersection in the north of the city where they were summarily shot for providing intelligence that helped Israel pinpoint key figures in Hamas and the Islamic Jihad targeted by their warplanes. The names of the men are said to have been scrawled on the road after they had been questioned
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The ill wind blowing past Benghazi
Washington Times, by Wesley Pruden    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 11/20/2012 3:13:04 PM     Post Reply
It’s an ill wind that blows nobody good, and that evil wind from the Middle East comes just when Barack Obama needs a distraction most. (snip) The president himself is in Southeast Asia, mispronouncing the names of everyone he meets, and trying to play kissyface with Aung San Suu Kyi, the heroic woman who led the struggle to free Burma from the grip of evil generals. In the photographs, the lady is trying to keep her mouth out of the way of Mr. Obama’s kissing equipment. The president was just being friendly, but she doesn’t look as if she’s enjoying herself.
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The Mandate To Raise
Taxes on the “Rich”
Creators Syndicate, Inc., by Susan Estrich    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 11/20/2012 3:06:51 PM     Post Reply
Within days of winning the election, President Obama announced that his victory gave him a mandate to raise taxes on the "rich." Come again? This was a two-and-a-half-point election. It reflected a painfully divided electorate. The only mandate I saw was to unite a divided country. I voted for Obama. I voted for him because I know how hard it is to buy health insurance for a single person with even a minor pre-existing condition. In the case of my nanny/housekeeper/dear friend, it was gastritis. Thank God for Kaiser, which sold me the insurance that some years later saved

Elmo voice actor Kevin Clash
resigns as second man makes
underage sex claim against him
New York Post, by Bruce Golding, Beth Defalco *    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 11/20/2012 2:59:35 PM     Post Reply
The voice of Elmo, Kevin Clash, resigned today amid new allegations of sexual misconduct with underaged boys, “Sesame Street” producers and the famed puppeteer said. Since last week, two young men have accused Clash of picking them up for underaged sex. Clash was granted a leave of absence last week to fight accusations made by Sheldon Stephens, 24, of Harrisburg, Pa. But Clash quit today, after a lawsuit was filed by Cecil Singleton, who claims he was just 15 when the Elmo voice had sex with him in 1993. "I am resigning from Sesame Workshop with a very heavy heart.

´Hands off our trough!´
says WWF´s UK boss
Telegraph [UK], by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 11/20/2012 2:58:31 PM     Post Reply
David Nussbaum, the Chief Executive of WWF-UK, is very cross with the Prime Minister. (H/T Eureferendum) "His lack of vocal leadership on climate change and energy is jeopardising some of the most promising green shoots of recovery. The UK needs significant investment in green infrastructure, yet he is letting a rogue pack within his party play politics with such an important issue." We´ve been hearing a lot of this sort of thing from green activist groups recently. The recent Greenpeace sting on Chris Heaton Harris and Lord Howell, this alleged coalition of "influential investors" whingeing in the Guardian, the

U.S. concerned about arrest
of citizen in South Sudan
Reuters, by Hereward Holland    Original Article
Posted By: Stuck in NY State- 11/20/2012 2:50:29 PM     Post Reply
The United States expressed deep concern on Wednesday for a U.S. citizen held in South Sudan on a kidnap charge but who, his wife says, is victim of an extortion attempt by security officials. Elton Mark McCabe was arrested in the east African country last month on charges of kidnapping an Indian businessman for a $5 million ransom.
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US futures reverse course
as HP takes $8.8B hit
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 11/20/2012 2:50:06 PM     Post Reply
New York — Stock futures grew choppy Tuesday after Hewlett-Packard revealed that it was the victim of a massive fraud related to an acquisition and took a huge hit to its latest quarterly earnings. After a mostly positive morning, the Dow Jones industrial futures fell 18 points to 12,720. The broader S&P futures slipped 0.50 points to 1,382. Nasdaq futures added 1.5 points to 2,587. Hewlett-Packard said Tuesday that a British company it bought for $10 billion last year lied about its finances and accusing Autonomy Corporation PLC, of "serious accounting improprieties, disclosure failures and outright misrepresentations."

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