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Lawyer: Sandy destroyed clues
Boston Herald, by Laurel J. Sweet    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/7/2012 9:25:59 AM     Post Reply
Wind and water damage from superstorm Sandy may have blown away any chance for victims of a nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis to prove that the Framingham building where New England Compounding Center mixed suspect spinal injections was contaminated, a company lawyer said, even as the Centers for Disease Control report bacteria and mold have been discovered in unopened, recalled vials of heart, eye and skin medicines distributed by the family-owned company. At a hearing in U.S. District Court in Boston yesterday, Magistrate Judge Jennifer C. Boal said she will allow civil lawyers and experts for more than

US economy adds 146K
jobs, rate falls to 7.7 pct.
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/7/2012 8:55:06 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy added a solid 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008. The government said Superstorm Sandy had only a minimal effect on the figures. The Labor Department report offered a mixed picture for the economy. Hiring remained steady during the storm and in the face of looming tax increases. But the government said employers added 49,000 fewer jobs in October and September than initially estimated. And the unemployment rate fell from 7.9 percent in October mostly because more people stopped looking for work and

Small business hiring
plans plunge to record low
Los Angeles Times, by Tiffany Hsu    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 12/7/2012 8:47:38 AM     Post Reply
The job outlook at America’s small businesses is the worst it’s ever been, according to new research. Last month, 21% of small business owners said they expected to lower head count over the next six months — the highest percentage recorded by the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index since its launch in 2003. In July, the last time the data was compiled, just 10% of bosses said they planned to shrink employee ranks. (Snip) Such a sour forecast suggests “the potential for a serious decline in jobs early next year,” according to Gallup, as well as capital spending reductions

  


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Charities could be
losers in tax plan
Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: pineledger- 12/7/2012 8:22:04 AM     Post Reply
n the fiscal feud between President Obama and Republican lawmakers, economists agree that Washington could raise several hundred billion dollars by limiting tax deductions and closing loopholes for the wealthy, but charities likely would take a big hit in donations. At the center of the dispute between Mr. Obama and the GOP is whether they could raise enough revenue for a deal on deficit reduction without raising tax rates on families earning more than $250,000 per year.

Gun-grabber meets karma
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 12/7/2012 8:18:56 AM     Post Reply
Illinois state senator Donne Trotter has gotten himself into a hole and can´t seem to stop digging. You see, the good senator is an advocate of harsh gun control measures, and is an important co-sponsor of Governor Pat Quinn´s latest bill banning "assault weapons" and large capacity clips. But on Wednesday, the solon got himself arrested at O´Hare airport for carrying a concealed handgun in his carry-on luggage. After spending a night as a guest of the Chicago Police Department, Senator Trotter got himself bailed out Thursday

Pearl Harbor dead remembered
on 71st anniversary
Associated Press, by AUDREY McAVOY    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 12/7/2012 8:18:31 AM     Post Reply
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - More than 2,000 people are gathering at Pearl Harbor on Friday to mark the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack that killed thousands of people and launched the United States into World War II.Ceremonies get under way with a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the exact time the bombing began in 1941.The crew of a Navy guided-missile destroyer will stand on deck while the ship passes the USS Arizona, a battleship that still lies in the harbor where it sank decades ago.
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It´s the spice kittens! Thousands follow
antics of Basil, Mace, Sage and Pepper
online after owner installs webcam
in their play area
Daily Mail [UK], by Olly Wright    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/7/2012 8:17:54 AM     Post Reply
A litter of picture purr-fect eight-week-old kittens have become an internet hit after their foster parent installed a webcam to capture their adorable antics around the clock. Nicknamed the Spice Kittens, Basil, Mace, Sage and Pepper have attracted more than 18,000 followers on live events website Livestream from their home in America. The 24/7 recording of the four internet starlets was launched by foster dad John Bartlett after they were born to to a stray named Rosemary on October 5. At any given time during peak hours, there can be between 4,000 and 7,000 viewers tuning in

  


  

Boehner Orchestrating
the GOP´s Demise
American Thinker, by J. Robert Smith    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 12/7/2012 8:06:09 AM     Post Reply
It´s a contest of wills and guess who is winning? President Obama, of course. And that´s because the president is up against the GOP´s equivalent of Churchill´s "Boneless Wonder," Speaker John Boehner. Matched against the president, Boehner is making Ned Beatty´s hapless character from the classic movie Deliverance look downright gritty. Boehner the Boneless Wonder´s beta dog routine is doing much to deep-six the Party of Lincoln. Hyperbole? Don´t grumpy grassroots conservatives grouse incessantly that establishment Republicans are screwing the -- well, putting it more politely, screwing it up

Terror in Japan as earthquake
sparks tsunami warning and
buildings shake across Tokyo
Daily Mail [UK], by Jill Reilly    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/7/2012 8:02:27 AM     Post Reply
A strong earthquake struck Friday off the coast of northeastern Japan in the same region that was hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami last year. A city in the region reported that a small tsunami had hit, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 and struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Miyagi prefecture at 5:18 p.m local time. The epicenter was 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) beneath the seabed. After the quake, which caused buildings in Tokyo to sway

Hillary Clinton in Belfast
as two bombs found
Telegraph [UK], by Rowena Mason    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/7/2012 7:52:43 AM     Post Reply
The US Secretary of State landed in Belfast as part of four-day European trip, just hours after police seized an unexploded bomb from suspected Republican dissidents. A second device was found in a postbox.[Snip] Feelings have been running high since new restrictions were imposed on flying the Union flag over Belfast City Hall. Limiting the number of days the flag can be shown has caused protests across the country. A loyalist mob set fire to offices of the centre-ground Alliance Party in Carrickfergus in County Antrim and the home of two councillors in Bangor was attacked.

A free-trade agreement
with Europe?
Washington Post, by David Ignatius    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 12/7/2012 6:34:01 AM     Post Reply
BERLIN At a recent meeting of German business and foreign-policy leaders, one participant summed up an anxiety that’s almost palpable here: “Europeans have a sense of being left alone. You Americans don’t understand how much we need you.” Europeans seem relieved that Barack Obama won reelection. (One German official wrote in an informal paper that his victory was “the best thing that could have happened to the U.S.”) But Europeans remain worried that the Obama administration’s famous “pivot” toward Asia will leave them abandoned at a time of severe internal economic and political trouble.

  


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Hugo Chavez, King Of Corruption
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 12/7/2012 6:18:23 AM     Post Reply
Waste: Transparency International has named Venezuela the most corrupt nation in the hemisphere, matching Haiti and besting the likes of Paraguay and Nicaragua. With a $1 trillion oil windfall, that´s lots of graft. Venezuela´s Hugo Chavez ushered in the era of high oil prices in 1998, slashing output and earning the country a cool $1.125 trillion windfall as oil prices shot from $9 a barrel to more than $100. That´s bizarre, given that Venezuela remains a crime-ridden hellhole, whose vast slums and impoverished people offer not a scintilla of evidence of any spreading prosperity.

Waiting for the Gods
American Spectator, by F.H. Buckley    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 12/7/2012 6:16:47 AM     Post Reply
WELL, THAT WAS A BUMMER. Still, there’s good news and bad news. The bad news is it’s going to get a lot worse before it gets better.The good news is it’s going to get a lot worse. The bill for Obama’s first term has yet to come due. The administration poured $5 trillion down a rat hole for trendy projects run by political allies without providing any discernible lift to the economy. Instead, it’s increased our debt load and placed us in the unpleasant company of Portugal and Greece. Remember when Obama said that he thought the United States was exceptional

Sacramento Mayor Fined for
Yet More Financial Violations
American Thinker, by Ann Kane    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 12/7/2012 6:14:50 AM     Post Reply
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson just can´t seem to keep his financial house in order. Four years ago he was fined, but not sent to jail, for stealing AmeriCorps funds to pay workers to help with election activities and to wash his car, among many other abuses. Now a watchdog group has revealed that Johnson didn´t report $3.5 million in behests, within the legal time limit, from well-known foundations and corporations in connection with his arena task force and education reform initiatives.

The Republican Crisis
New York Post, by John Podhoretz    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 12/7/2012 6:14:39 AM     Post Reply
If you want to know why Republicans and conservatives are in a political crisis, you need only consider the fact that the Right’s deeply held view now boils down to this: Taxes should not go up on the wealthy, and your health benefits should be cut. Political folk talk a lot these days about “messaging” — a neologism designed to describe the way in which parties and politicians consciously characterize their efforts. It is only intended to be positive — i.e., “our messaging is designed to show we care.” But what if

  


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Pilots with fake degrees flew PIA planes
News International [Pakistan], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 12/7/2012 6:09:37 AM     Post Reply
Islamabad: Secretary Defence and PIA Chairman Asif Yasin Malik has sacked four pilots over their fake degrees, the National Assembly’s special committee was told on Thursday. Captain Fahim and Captain Arshad, who have flown the airplanes of former presidents, are also among the sacked pilots.Asif Yasin Malik told the committee that fake degree holders were still working on high posts in PIA. He said the lack of an accountability system was the main cause behind corruption and mismanagement in PIA. He said after taking charge he sacked four pilots, who had flown airplanes for thousands

Obamacore: The substitution
of propaganda for great
literature in our schools
Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 12/7/2012 6:05:19 AM     Post Reply
Controversy is brewing over new Common Core State Standards in English that call on public schools to emphasize the reading of “information text” instead of fictional literature. According to the Washington Post, English teachers across the country are upset by what they consider the government’s effort “to drive literature out of the classroom.” English teachers are right to be upset, but they shouldn’t take it personally. The government has nothing much against literature, per se. Rather, this initiative is driven in large part by the desire to promote political propaganda in the classroom.

John Kerry, Secretary of What?
Wall Street Journal, by Seth Lipsky    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 12/7/2012 5:58:26 AM     Post Reply
One of the curious—and admirable—things about President Obama is how he has sought to correct the narrative of Vietnam. The way Vietnam veterans were blamed for the "misdeeds of a few" GIs when "the honorable service of the many should have been praised," the president said on the 50th anniversary of the start of the war, was "a national shame, a disgrace that should have never happened." So why in the world is Mr. Obama floating the name of John Kerry for secretary of either state or defense? It is hard to think of anyone who did more

Nobody in charge at office that
inspected Benghazi security
Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 12/7/2012 5:55:05 AM     Post Reply
The State Department has gone without an inspector general for four years, raising concerns that the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya could have been averted or, at least, more thoroughly investigated if President Barack Obama had filled the post during his first term. The last head of the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of State was Howard Krongard, who retired in January 2008. Since Krongard’s departure, the critical role of overseeing an office charged with investigating instances of fraud, waste and mismanagement

Obama is negotiating the
plunder of America´s wealth
Washington Examiner [DC], by Ron Arnold    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 12/7/2012 5:50:07 AM     Post Reply
Officials from about 190 nations are staying at five-star hotels this week in Doha, capital city of the tiny Arab state of Qatar, which pokes like a thumb from its border with Saudi Arabia into the Persian Gulf. The bigwigs are attending the 18th United Nations Conference on Climate Change in the ultra-extravagant Qatar National Conference Centre. Good choice: Qatar has the highest carbon emissions per capita on Earth. Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, said the agenda in Doha -- in addition to the usual items, like stopping hydrocarbon use, transferring wealth, -

  



The Era of Fox Without Karl
Rove Didn´t Last Very Long
Atlantic, by Alexander Abad-Santos    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 12/7/2012 5:43:54 AM     Post Reply
How did that go for you? Less than two days after the new pundit rules at Fox News surfaced, with special permission suddenly required for Karl Rove to appear on-air, Special Report with Bret Baier has booked him for Monday´s show. Politico´s Mackenzie Weinger spotted that appearance — and one on Fox Business this time next week — on Rove´s official site: (Snip for graphic)It was just Tuesday when we heard the juicy scoop that Fox´s head of programming, Bill Shine, would be personally approving all of Rove and Dick Morris´s appearances, by decree of his boss, Roger Ailes.

Can George Zimmerman
prevail against NBC?
Washington Post, by Erik Wemple    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 12/7/2012 5:38:15 AM     Post Reply
The just-filed suit by George Zimmerman against NBC Universal and three employees furnishes some flaming legal invective. It claims that NBC News, via its repeated mis-editing of a 911 audiotape, portrayed Zimmerman as a “racist and predatory villain.” The motivation behind such a portrayal, charges the suit, was to gin up “topics” for the network’s “failing news programs.” Tough-sounding stuff. The goods to back up the suit’s central allegations are all out there on video feeds across the Internet. NBC News editing of that 911 audiotape gave viewers the impression that Zimmerman had

The Stone Truth:
Left-Wingers Are Boring
Tribune Media Services, Inc., by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/7/2012 5:33:25 AM     Post Reply
When, at long last, will people understand that the Left is boring? The question came to mind as I was dipping in and out of Oliver Stone’s miasmic 700-plus-page tome. I’ll never read the whole thing, and not because it’s a left-wing screed full of slimy distortions about the evils of the United States (though that doesn’t help). It’s that it’s boring. Stone and co-author Peter Kuznick call their book “The Untold History of the United States,” except, again, it isn’t. This story has been told countless times before.

Jordanian king carries U.S.
assurances to Abbas: official
Xinhua News Agency [China], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 12/7/2012 5:33:22 AM     Post Reply
Ramallah - Jordanian King Abdullah II conveyed U.S. assurances to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that Washington will not allow a new Israeli settlement plan to pass, a Palestinian official said Thursday. The United States will put pressure on Israel to cancel a recent building plan, in exchange for not starting the Palestinian efforts to join UN agencies, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The United States, Israel and Canada were among the nine UN members which voted last week against the Palestinian request to upgrade their status in the United Nations

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