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Egypt´s Muslim Brotherhood
claims draft charter passes with
nearly 64 percent ´yes´ vote
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/23/2012 1:28:51 PM     Post Reply
CAIRO –Egypt´s Muslim Brotherhood claims that the disputed Islamist-backed constitution has passed with a 64 percent ´yes´ vote after a two-round referendum. The unofficial results announced by the Islamist group Sunday come a day before the election commission is expected to announce the final official tally for voting organized over two weeks. According to the Brotherhood tally based on results from individual polling stations as well as voting abroad, around 64 percent of 16.6 million approved the constitution. Brotherhood totals have been accurate for earlier elections. The local media has reported comparable results.

Police in riot gear stop brawl among
parents at kids´ football game
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: markinalpine- 12/23/2012 12:40:12 PM     Post Reply
CHINO, Calif. – Police in riot gear flooded the field of a youth football game in Southern California to stop a brawl that involved dozens and possibly hundreds of adult spectators. Chino police told the San Bernardino Sun they received several calls saying a melee had broken out amid a crowd of hundreds of parents who were watching a Pop Warner playoff game at a city park on Saturday. Sgt. Frank Mena said most of the brawlers ran from the field as police with helmets and clubs poured into the park.

Wayne LaPierre: Gun control
‘not going to make any kid safer’
Washington Post, by Aaron Blake    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/23/2012 11:57:45 AM     Post Reply
National Rifle Association head Wayne LaPierre said Sunday that gun control measures, including an assault weapons ban, won’t do anything to to prevent mass shootings like the recent elementary school killing in Newtown, Conn.“I know this town wants to argue about gun control,” LaPierre said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” adding: ”It’s not going to work. It hasn’t worked.” Pressed repeatedly by host David Gregory on whether gun control played a role as one of several possible solutions to the spate of mass shootings in recent years, LaPierre didn’t budge.

  


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Obama Has to Fib
Even at a Funeral
American Thinker, by Jack Cashill    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 12/23/2012 11:51:24 AM     Post Reply
Yes, everything is about Barack Obama. From the beginning, he has built his career on his own personal story, and the funeral service of former Hawaiian Senator Daniel Inouye at the National Cathedral on Friday apparently struck him as an opportune time to remind the world what that story was.(snip)The problem, however, is not just that Obama used the word "my" 21 times, "me" 12 times, and "I" 30 times in the course of telling his story, but rather that even at a funeral, he could not keep the story straight.

Obama and Bush Eulogies:
The Grotesque and the Graceful
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 12/23/2012 11:47:33 AM     Post Reply
President Obama has a very serious ego problem, and when he goes off teleprompter, it sticks out like a sore thumb. His eulogy for Senator Inouye on Friday was grotesque in its focus on the speaker, not the dearly departed. Unsurprisingly, President George W. Bush delivered a graceful eulogy for Gerald R. Ford´s funeral, a model from which his successor should, but will not, learn. As David Paulin points out: A great funeral eulogy and not a single mention of "I" or "me" by President Bush.

Former Edison police officer
accused of racism landed
TSA job at Newark airport
Star-Ledger [Newark, NJ], by Mark Mueller    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 12/23/2012 11:01:55 AM     Post Reply
Edison — He spat out epithets for African-Americans, Hispanics and Asian Indians, fellow officers said. He called women "whores" and said a pregnant officer´s baby "should be killed," the colleagues said. The combustible allegations are contained in statements — obtained by The Star-Ledger — that Edison police officers made to an internal affairs investigator about their controversial sergeant, Alex Glinsky.(Snip) "Where the hell is the federal government?" asked Joseph Stenukinis, the former internal affairs commander who submitted the sworn statement about Glinsky in connection with a civil suit. "This guy has been all over the newspapers for a long time.

Tim Yeo: no headline
can do him justice
Telegraph [UK], by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/23/2012 10:52:28 AM     Post Reply
I´ve just gone and voted for Tim Yeo MP in Bogpaper.com´s Slimeball of the Year competition. I hope you will too. The competition is stiff (Ed Balls, Keith Vaz, Lord Deben--truly, with his silver salver of golden-wrapped balls of suppurating ordure the ambassador is spoiling us) but for me the winner is still a no brainer.[Snip] Tim Yeo: like a cross between Ebola and Chris Huhne? (I was threatened with legal action after that one by the World Ebola Council, which argued I had no business sullying the name of a blameless disease with such dodgy associations)

  


  

Finding joy at Christmas
amid grief
Boston Herald, by Joe Fitzgerald    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/23/2012 10:41:52 AM     Post Reply
How do you spread Christmas cheer to others when your own heart is aching? That’s what Ralph Bishop found himself wondering. The 76-year-old retired mechanic from Brockton celebrated his 50th anniversary with his beloved Nancy last June, three months before an aneurysm took her life. “I was with her when she died,” he said. “I leaned over and whispered, ‘Goodnight, my love. I’ll see you in the morning.’ Since then I keep repeating, ‘Nancy, I can’t believe it’s over.’ It’s like I talk to her all day long.” That’s where he finds solace,

Will Swift Boat Veterans reunite
to protest a Kerry nomination?
Human Events, by Hope Hodge    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/23/2012 10:33:41 AM     Post Reply
In popular wisdom, one-time presidential runner-up Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) is likely to be nominated by President Barack Obama for Secretary of Defense or Secretary of State. But if Kerry does get the nod, a group credited with helping to thwart his presidential bid could re-organize to take him down once again. The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, a group formed of military veterans who served alongside Kerry, worked to bring attention to the senator’s anti-war activities following his military service and to raise doubts about the truth of Kerry’s own accounts of his conduct during the war

The lost churches of Russia:
Haunting images of abandoned
wooden buildings crumbling
to dust in remote forests
Daily Mail (UK), by Anna Edwards    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/23/2012 10:09:38 AM     Post Reply
Crumbling and abandoned, the last remnants of Russia´s wooden churches lay dotted in the woodlands of the country´s north-western corner. Forgotten by many and in the process of being reclaimed by nature, the few remaining churches are exposed to the harsh elements without any hope of being salvaged. But one photographer is determined to capture pictures of the forgotten structures - with sometimes haunting results. Richard Davies spent nine years tracking down the lost churches, and produced a book with the stunning photographs.

Obama relaxes with dinner
and golf on first day of vacation
Star-Advertiser [Honolulu HI]*, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/23/2012 9:54:42 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama began the holiday weekend as far removed as one could be from the stalled fiscal cliff talks in Washington: on a golf course in his native Hawaii, followed by dinner at a local restaurant. The president´s motorcade left his Kailua compound at about 8 p.m. for Morimoto´s restaurant in Waikiki. The president dined with family and friends and left the restaurant at about 11 p.m. A crowd of well-wishers had gathered and cheered when they spotted Obama, according to a news media pool report. Earlier this afternoon, the president spent nearly six hours at

  


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Jersey town adopts schoolhouse glocks
New York Post, by Susan Edelman    Original Article
Posted By: leopardtwo- 12/23/2012 9:47:44 AM     Post Reply
The leafy, well-heeled New Jersey suburb will station a permanent armed cop in each of its nine schools starting Jan. 2. It’s apparently the first district nationwide bent on packing heat in every schoolhouse since madman Adam Lanza gunned down 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14. “We’ve made a collective decision as a town that we need armed security in each of our schools,” Mayor Jonathan Hornik told The Post.

25 years after her rape claims sparked
a firestorm, Tawana Brawley
avoids the spotlight
New York Post, by MICHAEL GARTLAND    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 12/23/2012 9:27:29 AM     Post Reply
Her silence is deafening.Twenty-five years after the spotlight first glared on Tawana Brawley — a black woman who as a teen claimed she was raped by a gang of white men, smeared with feces and stuffed in a garbage bag — she’s desperately struggling to stay hidden from public view. “I don’t want to talk to anyone about that,” Brawley, 40, said recently after The Post found her in Hopewell, Va., where she lives in a neatly kept brick apartment complex with signs warning of video surveillance cameras.

An amazing conversation with Eugene Kennedy
on Newtown, love, joy and pain
Investors.com, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 12/23/2012 9:13:15 AM     Post Reply
This is a unique post for us, but one that could well improve your life, simply by listening and thinking. I don´t think we´ve ever said that here. But we mean it.Many of you know that Melissa Clouthier and I do a weekly podcast with our friend Brad Jackson. For the last few months that podcast is also posted on the Investor´s Business Daily website. Bookmark this link. Or just go to the bottom of every one of my columns every day and you´ll find the box link to the M&M podcast page.

Kerry Silent at State Announcement
Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 12/23/2012 8:53:34 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama sang John Kerry´s praise today, as he nominated the former presidential candidate to be the next secretary of state. But after the president spoke, Kerry did not. It is highly unusual for the person being nominated not speak at the press conference being held for him. Nevertheless, that´s what happened today at the White House. Even CBS reporter Mark Knoller notes this oddity on Twitter: Usually the nominee is given a chance to make some remarks, but not today. Neither did Pres Obama respond to queston about the fiscal cliff.

  


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Kerry Has Investments in Companies
Accused of Violating Iran Sanctions
Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 12/23/2012 8:50:44 AM     Post Reply
John Kerry, who will be nominated later today to be the next secretary of state, is the richest member of the U.S. Senate. His estimated net worth is, at minimum, $198.65 million, according to disclosure forms. Kerry´s disclosure forms also reveal that he has invested in companies accused of doing business with Iran. One of the companies Kerry is invested in is called Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (Petrobras), it´s a Brazilian-based oil and gas corporation.(Snip)But a 2009 report from Congressional Research Services found that, since 1999, Petrobras has "major investments in Iran´s energy sector."

Stop and think - and you
will realise that banning
guns is a waste of time
Daily Mail [UK], by Peter Hitchens    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/23/2012 8:16:41 AM     Post Reply
Ask yourself this. Even if you had a house full of guns and ammunition, would you then murder a close relative, shoot your way into a nearby primary school and massacre as many children as you could? Of course you wouldn’t. You would have to be mad to do such a thing, and mad in a rather special way. And if you were mad in that way, and had no gun, you might use other weapons. There are recent instances in various parts of the world of what appear to be attempted mass murder by car, or by knife.

Between Obama and the NRA, another
path to stopping mass violence
Washington Post, by Sen. Joe Manchin    Original Article
Posted By: DaddyO- 12/23/2012 7:52:52 AM     Post Reply
In the days after the horrific tragedy in Newtown, Conn., I made it clear that I believe it is time for us to move from rhetoric to action to prevent future acts of senseless mass violence. Since then, much has been made of those comments — some of it accurately reflecting what I said, some not. Because I am an A-rated, lifelong member of the National Rifle Association and a proud defender of the Second Amendment, some people viewed my comments as a tipping point in the debate about guns in America.

Obama begins Hawaiian Christmas
vacation by playing golf with friend
arrested for soliciting prostitute
Daily Mail [UK], by James Nye    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/23/2012 7:52:42 AM     Post Reply
As the nation peers over the edge of the fiscal cliff, President Obama kicked off his Christmas vacation in Hawaii today by playing a round of golf with friends--including his longtime pal Bobby Titcomb, who was arrested last year on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute.[Snip] Then, gathering White House chef Sam Kass, staffer Marvin Nicholson, and friends Mike Ramos and Bobby Titcomb, Mr. Obama traveled to the Kailua Marine Corps Base, where he started his round at the Kaneohe Clipper Course. President Obama has known Titcomb since they attended Honolulu´s Punahou School together in the 1970s--the president graduated in 1979

‘She’s in the water! she’s in the
water!’: Heroic cop throws him-
self into freezing Boston harbor
to rescue stricken woman
Daily Mail [UK], by James Nye    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/23/2012 7:43:22 AM     Post Reply
Without a second thought a hero cop threw himself into the freezing waters of Boston Harbor to rescue a woman who had fallen into the channel. To the cheers of awestruck bystanders, officer Ed Norton jumped straight into Fort Point Channel after he saw a woman in her 30s screaming out for help on Friday afternoon at approximately 1 p.m. The brave officer was thrown a life ring which he placed around the woman after he swam 50-feet to meet her before they made it to a nearby raft where they waited to be pulled to safety by the Boston

  



American Dream Fades for
Generation Y Professionals
Bloomberg, by Elliot Blair Smith    Original Article
Posted By: Flyball dogs- 12/23/2012 6:39:23 AM     Post Reply
After being dismissed from her job as a Midtown Manhattan securities attorney in October 2009, Christina Tretter-Herriger hitched a used horse trailer to her Dodge Ram pickup and drove 1,628 miles to Texas. The 32-year-old lawyer sold skin-care products in Houston before finding work as the assistant general counsel of a futures-trading firm where an irate customer punctuated a recorded voice-mail message with gunfire.
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‘Assault’ — The Democrat-Media
Complex Strikes Again
PJ Media, by Michael Walsh    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 12/23/2012 6:18:46 AM     Post Reply
For unbridled bias, ignorance and animus, this Reuters story on firearms has to be read to believed. Let’s start with the headline: Gun enthusiasts pack shows to buy assault weapons In case you’re slow on the uptake, the story contains no fewer than thirteen uses of the word “assault,” all of them used incorrectly. The idea is to get the reader to think that enraged gun nuts all across America are lining up to buy machine guns in order to “assault” a particular target of their ire.

Two Christmas Gifts
Hope and Love
American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 12/23/2012 5:23:15 AM     Post Reply
This is not the most joyful of Christmases. The tragedy of the Newtown massacre is fresh on our minds. The crumbling of the Administration´s misbegotten Middle East and North African policies grows increasingly obvious and presents nothing but frightening scenarios. The country´s dive off the fiscal cliff occasioned by decades of growing entitlements and fiscal profligacy looms ever nearer. But the power of hope and love is stronger than all that. Two videos circulating the past two weeks online reinforce my faith in people and I share these gifts with you for Christmas

Secretary Clinton Doesn’t
Attend Kerry Announcement
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 12/23/2012 4:23:41 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday nominated Sen. John Kerry as his next secretary of state, elevating the longtime lawmaker and foreign policy expert to the top diplomatic job he had coveted.“He is not going to need a lot of on-the-job training,” Obama said, standing alongside Kerry at the White House. “Few individuals know as many presidents and prime ministers or grasp our policies as firmly as John Kerry.”

The truth is that
politicians are telling lies
Telegraph [UK], by Janet Daley    Original Article
Posted By: ketchuplover- 12/23/2012 1:54:07 AM     Post Reply
Was 2012 the year when the democratic world lost its grip on reality? Must we assume now that no party that speaks the truth about the economic future has a chance of winning power in a national election? With the results of presidential contests in the United States and France as evidence, this would seem to be the only possible conclusion. Any political leader prepared to deceive the electorate into believing that government spending, and the vast system of services that it provides, can go on as before – (snip) – was propelled into office virtually by acclamation.

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