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Obama’s obesity epidemic
Washington Times (D.C), by James Bovard    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/3/2013 9:24:13 AM     Post Reply
Federal food programs are now feeding more than 100 million Americans. The number of recipients has soared in recent years, thanks in part to Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign pledge to abolish childhood hunger by 2015. The food-aid explosion is worsening the nation’s obesity epidemic, though, and making a mockery of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. The Obama administration is aggressively expanding the largest federal food program, bankrolling food-stamp recruiting drives and swaying states to waive asset and income limits for applicants. The result is a boost in enrollment to almost 48 million. Numerous studies going back to the 1970s have

EPA Chief: ´No More Urgent Threat to
Public Health Than Climate Change´
Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/3/2013 9:22:37 AM     Post Reply
Ahead of her upcoming trip to China, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy told a liberal advocacy group in Washington on Monday that she has dedicated her life to protecting the environment: "And I really see no greater issue and no more urgent threat to public health than climate change." McCarthy said the goal of her trip is to support the Chinese "in meeting their air pollution challenges," and she said China has much to learn from the United States. "Climate change is not just a public health and safety issue," McCarthy told the Center for American Progress. "I consider it to

Obama political group sets house parties
for Newtown shooting anniversary
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 12/3/2013 9:15:29 AM     Post Reply
Never let a crisis -- or tragedy -- go to waste. So, here we are now with a weakened ObamaNation building an organizing event around the awfulness in Newtown, where a 22-year-old nut-job killed 20 innocent youngsters and six adult caretakers. No horrified parent or adult watching Connecticut a year ago needs reminding of what a national gut-kick that was. President Obama, of course, went to Newtown to utter another empty vow.



Obama´s misguided Tehran-
bound ´Peace Train´
United Press International, by James Zumwalt    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/3/2013 9:14:24 AM     Post Reply
HERNDON, Va.- Listen closely as the Obama administration touts the Nov. 24 Geneva nuclear deal struck between the P5+1 countries (the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia, plus Germany) and Iran. The distant echo, "history repeats itself," resonates. Obama spin doctors will credit diplomacy with prevailing -- the world taking pause to step back from the precipice of war. But U.S. compliance will eventually cause 21st-century historians to tell a different story: As the P5+1 countries stepped back, Iran stepped forward. Once again, future generations will wonder how obvious warning signs were ignored. Democracies will be ostracized for failing to

Will Obama’s 3rd term be granted
by the ‘Me First Generation’?
Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 12/3/2013 9:12:25 AM     Post Reply
In a world where the New York Times can posit that the ‘Knockout Game’ Trend has no import—and gets away with it—no one can know the future, but with the way things are going it is only commonsense to worry your way into trying to do something about it. People old enough to remember 70 years of Communism in the Soviet Union and its satellites before communism made its hurried move for a safe North America landing, stand their ground against the misery of Marxism planned for America by President Barack Obama. But young people, who now over populate the ‘Me

We Live in a World of Lies
Townhall, by Dennis Prager    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 12/3/2013 8:59:58 AM     Post Reply
Remember the terrible murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyo. in 1998 -- tortured, beaten and left hanging on a fence to die -- because he was gay? The American people were led from the outset to believe that Shepard was the victim of a hate crime, murdered because he was gay. And that is how virtually every American still views the story. In the words of Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.), "Matthew Shepard is to gay rights what Emmett Till was to the civil rights movement." A play based on Shepard´s killing, "The Laramie Project" became, according to the Wall

Democrats Face Battles in
South to Hold the Senate
Wall Street Journal, by Janet Hook    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 12/3/2013 8:54:27 AM     Post Reply
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Sen. Mark Pryor, speaking to a group of college officials, recently offered a biblical solution to Washington´s gridlock. Politicians should follow the teachings of Jesus, the two-term Democrat said, quoting from the Sermon on the Mount. Dale Leatherman, an administrator at a Baptist college, warmed up to the Arkansas senator after those remarks but said he still couldn´t imagine voting for Mr. Pryor next year. "Even though he personally supports conservative ideas," Mr. Leatherman said, "I struggle with the fact that he´s part of a party that does not." The ability of Democrats to keep control of the Senate in 2014



Obamacare´s New Goal:
Stay Alive Until 2015
Bloomberg, by Megan McArdle    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 12/3/2013 8:50:55 AM     Post Reply
So Nov. 30 has come and gone, the day that President Barack Obama promised HealthCare.gov would be up and working. And his administration says that the site is working, dramatically better than when it first went up. On the other hand, anecdata suggest slow enrollment. So what does it all mean? Is the website working? Is Obamacare saved? To answer that, let’s break down the details a bit. First, the good news: Compared with the chaos of October, the consumer experience is much better. It could hardly have gotten worse;

Carney: President Will
Enroll in Obamacare
Real Clear Politics, by Alexis Simendinger    Original Article
Posted By: toledo- 12/3/2013 8:44:15 AM     Post Reply
President Obama intends to enroll for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Monday. “I know that he will, and has said that he will, or the White House has said that he will,” Carney said, “but I don’t have any update.” White House officials did not clarify whether the president’s interest is part of a public relations demonstration aimed at touting an improved HealthCare.gov website, or if Obama intends to alter his federally provided medical coverage. As with his predecessors, Obama’s health care is provided through the Defense Department as a federal

Does Obama Think
He Is Lying?
American Thinker, by Eileen F. Toplansky    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 12/3/2013 8:35:29 AM     Post Reply
In Michael Agar´s book entitled Language Shock: Understanding the Culture of Conversation, he asks "[h]ow do you speak and act a lie at the same time?" Agar maintains that there are three characteristics of an act that tell ... whether a lie occurred or not: I. The sentence is false; 2. The person knows it´s false; 3. The person intends to deceive. A lie isn´t just what´s in the discourse; it´s also what´s in the circumstances of the act of speaking, like the knowledge and intentions of the speaker. Furthermore, "the thing that most people would say makes a lie

Barackobama.com urges
Newtown anniversary parties
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 12/3/2013 8:24:24 AM     Post Reply
Organizing for Action (OFA), which lives at the web address barackobama.com because it is an outgrowth of the Obama presidential campaigns, is shamelessly seeking to exploit the deaths of school children at the hands of a maniac in Newtown, CT. I am beyond words. How low can you go?



Nuclear holocaust? Yes he can.
Melanie´s Blog*, by Melanie Phillips    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/3/2013 8:22:02 AM     Post Reply
Whatever terrific deal Obama, Ashton and Hague pretended they had pulled off with Iran in Geneva, the Iranians wasted no time in showing that it was business as usual. Cuddly, smiley, moderate, Iranian President Rouhani stated at the weekend that not only would Iran not dismantle any of its nuclear facilities but it would also now construct a second nuclear reactor at Bushehr. And it would enrich as much uranium as it needed. [Snip] ´the United States and its partners have already agreed that Iranian enrichment activity will continue indefinitely.´ Even more significant was the anticipated ‘sunset clause’ in the

US lawsuit demands ´legal
personhood´ for chimpanzees
UK Telegraph, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Lawsy0- 12/3/2013 8:09:39 AM     Post Reply
A US animal rights group has filed what it said is the first lawsuit seeking to establish the "legal personhood" of chimpanzees. The non-profit Nonhuman Rights Project asked a New York state court to declare a 26-year-old chimp named Tommy "a cognitively complex autonomous legal person with the fundamental legal right not to be imprisoned." The lawsuit seeks a declaration

Use electric blankets to reduce cost of
energy bills, Conservative peer says
Telegraph [UK], by George Graham    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/3/2013 7:47:45 AM     Post Reply
People should use electric blankets to reduce their energy bills a Conservative peer has said. Baroness Rawlings, a former Government whip, said electric blankets, that can be used to preheat the bed or keep people warm as they sleep, offer a “simple, practical” way to reduce the cost of energy bills. The advice comes as the government has announced complex reforms to green levies in a bid to bring down household bills by up to £50 a year. [Snip] However Lady Rawlings argued the Government should consider electric blankets as a “simple” and “green” alternative to the complex negotiations with

Issa: FBI impeding inquiry into IRS
targeting of conservative groups
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: toledo- 12/3/2013 7:45:05 AM     Post Reply
The House’s chief investigator says the FBI is stonewalling his inquiry into whether the agency and the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative group True the Vote for special scrutiny, and Rep. Darrell E. Issa is now threatening subpoenas to pry loose the information from FBI Director James B. Comey Jr. Mr. Issa, California Republican, and Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican, are leading the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s IRS inquiry. They also said the FBI is refusing to turn over any documents related to its own investigation into the IRS, which began in the days after an auditor’s report revealed



White House: Obama hasn´t
yet signed up for Obamacare
Washington Examiner [DC], by Susan Crabtree    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 12/3/2013 7:28:27 AM     Post Reply
President Obama has yet to make good on the administration´s promises that he would sign up for health insurance on the new government exchanges, the White House acknowledged on Monday. White House press secretary Jay Carney said that Obama has not signed up for Obamacare and that he did have a reason for the delay. A reporter pressed Carney on whether the White House would make it an open-press event if and when Obama does enroll. “I´ll get back to you,” Carney replied. Shortly after Obama signed the new health care law in March 2010, a White House official said

Expert: Healthcare.gov Security
Risks Even Worse After ‘Fix’
Free Beacon, by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 12/3/2013 6:56:32 AM     Post Reply
The Obamacare insurance marketplace is even more vulnerable to security breaches since the administration “fixed” Healthcare.gov, according to a cyber security expert.Health and Human Services (HHS) released a progress report on Sunday following its self-imposed Nov. 30 deadline to repair the website, saying that the “team has knocked more than 400 bug fixes and software improvements off the punch list.” The administration said that the “site capacity is stable at its intended level,” though the site continued to crash on Monday. The eight-page report made no mention of the website’s numerous security flaws, which experts say put Americans’ personal information at risk. “It

A Challenge to Our Beliefs
Creators Syndicate, by Thomas Sowell    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 12/3/2013 6:54:37 AM     Post Reply
Depressing news about black students scoring far below white students on various mental tests has become so familiar that people in different parts of the ideological spectrum have long ago developed their different explanations for why this is so. But both may have to do some rethinking, in light of radically different news from England. The November 9th-15th issue of the distinguished British magazine "The Economist" reports that, among children who are eligible for free meals in England´s schools, black children of immigrants from Africa meet the standards of school tests nearly 60 percent of the time -- as do immigrant

Pop-up Affordable Care Act enrollment
center opens near S.C. Aquarium
Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by Lauren Sausser    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/3/2013 6:39:54 AM     Post Reply
A new pop-up health insurance enrollment center near the South Carolina Aquarium was crowded during its first hour of business Monday morning--but not with residents eager to sign up for a policy under the Affordable Care Act. The small storefront, provided by the city of Charleston free of charge, was mainly full of volunteers and paid navigators. They were busy organizing pamphlets, answering cellphones, setting up a Christmas tree--all preparing for the rush of residents they hope will walk in over the next three weeks.[Snip] “Over the next three weeks, I would love to see at least 100 consumers helped

White House returns to
Obamacare sales mode
Politico, by Carrie Budoff Brown*    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 12/3/2013 6:35:37 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama will launch a coordinated campaign Tuesday by the White House, congressional Democrats and their outside allies to return attention to why the Affordable Care Act passed in the first place. After two months of intense coverage of the botched HealthCare.gov rollout, the president will host a White House event kicking off a three-week drive to refocus the public on the law’s benefits, senior administration officials told POLITICO. The White House will take the lead in emphasizing a different benefit each day until the Dec. 23 enrollment deadline for Jan. 1 coverage. The daily message will be amplified


Ashes from cremated
remains left on Auburn´s
field after Iron Bowl
Sporting News, by Troy Machir    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 12/3/2013 6:28:38 AM     Post Reply
Chris Davis´ miraculous game-winning 100-yard field goal return for a touchdown will go down as the greatest finish in Iron Bowl history. It´s the type of finish that a fan wants to remember forever, if it means taking a commemorative photo, storming the field, or even scattering the ashes of a loved one following the game. In Alabama, college football is life and death, and following the Tigers´ incredible 34-28 win over the Crimson Tide on Saturday, one fan scattered the cremated remains of a loved one on the turf at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Cyber Monday gave Amazon its biggest day
ever as it handled 47 orders per SECOND -
despite computer meltdown that left millions
of Natwest customers frozen out
Daily Mail [UK], by Sean Poulter, Kieran Corcoran    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/3/2013 6:28:32 AM     Post Reply
Britons went Christmas crazy yesterday, spending £600million on a record Cyber Monday - but thousands found themselves frozen out of the frenzy by bank errors that left them unable to access their cash. Shoppers are thought to have made at least 7.7million purchases, including 4.1million from Amazon´s website alone, despite problems with RBS and Natwest accounts which left eager consumers unable to spend their money and, in a few cases, finding that their funds had completely vanished. The errors, however, did little to dampen the spirits of online retailers like Amazon, which beat last year´s sales record of 3.5million items

A terrible act of inhumanity that shows
why justice must never be secret
Daily Mail [UK], by Christopher Booker    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/3/2013 6:20:50 AM     Post Reply
Throughout all my years reporting on scores of chilling examples of what social workers are allowed to do behind the closed doors of our secret family courts, the case reported yesterday on the front page of the Daily Mail is not just the most disturbing of all. It also illustrates how far our ‘child protection’ system has now gone horrendously off the rails. The facts are so shocking they beggar belief. A pregnant Italian mother who was visiting Britain had her baby forcibly removed from her womb by British doctors on the orders of a secret court, before the child

Grandma Obamacare
American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 12/3/2013 6:18:50 AM     Post Reply
You can call her Grandma. Grandma Obamacare. Hillary Clinton is the matriarch of the disaster that Americans now scorn as Obamacare. And helpfully for opponents, she was kind enough to detail her role in this unending rolling disaster. As it were, in chapter if not verse. In fact, Mrs. Clinton’s 2003 memoir Living History, an autobiography that takes her from childhood to the U.S. Senate, can be viewed as something unique in the annals of candidate biographies. Hillary Clinton’s book is a literary landmine. A self-detailed look at just where all those false promises — about keeping your doctor and your health insurance if

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