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Posted by kpete in General Discussion
Sun Dec 11th 2011, 09:48 AM
........................................ ..........I will not hold my fire. It seems to me that the reporting of the collapse of capitalism has reached a new low which even the Middle East cannot surpass for sheer unadulterated obedience to the very institutions and Harvard "experts" who have helped to bring about the whole criminal disaster. Let's kick off with the "Arab Spring" – in itself a grotesque verbal distortion of the great Arab/Muslim awakening which is shaking the Middle East – and...
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Sun Dec 11th 2011, 09:43 AM
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Sat Dec 10th 2011, 01:06 PM
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Sat Dec 10th 2011, 12:59 PM
TCF bank penalizes kid with $4.85 in his account by charging him $234.95 in fees in two weeks By Cory Doctorow at 8:16 am Saturday, Dec 10 A young man left $4.85 in his TCF Bank account. TCF assessed him a $9.95 "maintenance fee" for not having enough money in his account. Then they charged him for being overdrawn by $5.10 (ten cents more than he was allowed by their rules). In less than two weeks, they'd assessed so many fees and penalties against the account holder that he owed them $229.10. ...
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Posted by kpete in General Discussion
Sat Dec 10th 2011, 12:54 PM
- At Least He's Not Batshit Insane" works for me, (Link) peace, kpete
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Sat Dec 10th 2011, 11:18 AM
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Sat Dec 10th 2011, 10:48 AM
(Image) His mother started combing it. He just continued it that way. And it’s real. Just ask Megyn Kelly. What am I talking about? Donald Trump’s Hair, of course. Kelly, the afternoon Fox News host, sat down with The Donald yesterday in an interview that aired today. Sure, they talked about the 2012 election, and some other important stuff. But at the end of her show, she answered the question everyone’s been asking: Is Donald Trump’s hair real? Her answer? “It was very silky, it was kind o...
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Sat Dec 10th 2011, 10:43 AM
A Jewish kid's letter to Santa. (Link)
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Sat Dec 10th 2011, 09:54 AM
With police departments across this country violating the fundamental rights of Occupy Wall Street protesters and brutalizing peaceful activists, we have this statement emerging from the Obama administration: (Link)/ State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said that the United States supported the right to peaceful protest in Russia as it does “anywhere in the world.” “We expect that those demonstrations will remain peaceful on behalf of all parties, whether they’re the demonstrators or w...
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Posted by kpete in General Discussion
Fri Dec 09th 2011, 04:49 PM
"Yes, I cried for a couple of weeks," she recalled. "Then I decided I would write. I have the right to say what I think."" (Image) "I came here in 1943," she told a dinner audience of 30, "and I don't think I've ever seen our country so bereft of ideals and ideas. I don't see anything on the horizon that can pull us out. I hope I'm wrong." Shown at top in a 2009 photo, she described current leaders as weak and selfish. The self-described liberal doled out criticism to all sides. "Republicans,...
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Fri Dec 09th 2011, 04:40 PM
Polydactyl cat rescues US animal shelter (Image) ......... The orange-and-white tabby, named Daniel, has two extra toes on each paw as a result of a mutation called polydactylism. He has a total of 26. Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center, which will see its rent doubled on 1 January, asked for small donations of $26 (£17), one dollar for each toe. Out of a total $86,000 raised so far, $50,000 has come from small donations. MORE: (Link) ......................... Paws for a cause: Cat with 26 t...
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Fri Dec 09th 2011, 04:33 PM
Paralympian eyes Olympic glory after "miracle" crash By Liza Jansen (Reuters) - UTRECHT, The Netherlands, December 8 | Thu Dec 8, 2011 9:36am EST (Reuters) - Paralympic silver medalist Monique van der Vorst has miraculously become an able-bodied Olympic hopeful after a crash reversed her paralysis. Paralyzed from the hip down since she was 13, the 27-year-old handcyclist, who has just signed with the Rabobank women's professional cycling team to compete as a top-class able-bodied athlete, was...
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Posted by kpete in General Discussion
Fri Dec 09th 2011, 04:10 PM
Recall Everywhere: Washburn County small but determined (Image) Walker recall in rural Wisconsin, sent in by a reader: Located in far northwestern Wisconsin, Washburn is a big county with a small population. The county as a whole has a projected population of only 15,911 for the 2010 census. In the 2010 gubernatorial election, Scott Walker won by 600 votes – almost ten percent of the 6,600 votes cast. It is also a poor county, spread out and very rural. About 20 percent of its population was ...
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Fri Dec 09th 2011, 03:56 PM
In advance of Mongolia's national elections in 1996, Gingrich and Republican allies dispatched a band of consultants to groom a slate of free-market-oriented candidates. They crafted a "Contract With the Mongolian Voter," based on the "Contract With America" Gingrich and his Republican allies composed for the 1994 election that brought him to power. The Gingrich-backed Mongolian candidates pledged to privatize 60 percent of state property, cut social services, slash taxes, and "support herders' ...
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Fri Dec 09th 2011, 03:37 PM
Say, is that young Don Rumsfeld playing a flirty game with a geisha girl on a package of spicy nuts? Why yes, yes it is. (Image) (Link) The story is rich with known unknowns too. For example, we know that the former White House Chief of Staff and Secretary of Defense did not know that his more than slightly eccentric portrait was being used this way until TIME informed his people. ....................................... And here’s another Rumsfeldian known unknown: few Britons ripping open a ...
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Fri Dec 09th 2011, 01:47 PM
Ann Coulter On Marcus Bachmann: ‘Why Can’t You Have Heterosexuals Who Kind Of Seem Gay?’ She also talked about Marcus Bachmann, husband of GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann and a man people speculate may be gay, for a variety of reasons. “Well, I should probably tell you,” Coulter began, “I don’t believe Michele Bachmann’s husband is gay.” “I mean, if you can have gays who do not seem gay,” she continued, “why can’t you have heterosexuals who kind of seem gay?” Why not indeed? Why no...
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Fri Dec 09th 2011, 01:13 PM
Source: Huffington Post Democratic National Convention Host Charlotte Proposes Law Aimed At Banning Occupy Encampments CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When the Democratic National Committee picked Charlotte to host its September 2012 convention, city leaders saw it as a boost to the local service economy. Hotels would be filled, restaurants would be booked, and party spaces would be rented. Up until a few months ago, officials only had to worry about the would-be traffic congestion on Trade Street as lobby...
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Fri Dec 09th 2011, 01:06 PM
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Fri Dec 09th 2011, 10:25 AM
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said Thursday that President George W. Bush’s administration was actually happy after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2011. Speaking to about 1,000 students on the Iowa State Campus in Ames, Iowa, Paul explained that the Bush administration was eager to capitalize on the attacks. “Think of what happened after 9/11, the minute before there was any assessment, there was glee in the administration because now we can invade Iraq, and so the war dru...
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Thu Dec 08th 2011, 05:08 PM
U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HOST RNC HOLIDAY PARTY | Next Thursday, the Republican National Committee will hold its annual holiday party at the supposedly non-partisan U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Though the Chamber of Commerce has tried to assert its independence, events like this reinforce the notion that, as Politico’s Ken Vogel notes, the corporate trade association might “be thought of as a GOP arm.” In 2010, the Chamber was the top outside spending group, buying over $32 million worth of adve...
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Posted by kpete in General Discussion
Thu Dec 08th 2011, 03:00 PM
russ baker reports on the middle east uprising that has scarcely been mentioned in either the u.s. or international news media... Those wanting a closer look at what is going on in Saudi Arabia can go to the site Liveleak, where there’s highly disturbing video (Link) accompanied by this text: “Qatif—Firing live bullets at the demonstrators November 21, 2011: Video shows the brutal style Saudi security forces in dealing with the demonstrators by firing live bullets.” Another source is a blog ca...
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Posted by kpete in Latest Breaking News
Thu Dec 08th 2011, 02:51 PM
Source: CBS Rick Perry's campaign indicated Thursday that the Texas governor will not participate, saying he will be focused instead on meeting Iowa voters. "Traditional retail campaigning in the days and weeks leading up to the Iowa caucus is the Perry campaign's top priority," said Perry spokesman Ray Sullivan. Perry is one of a number of GOP presidential candidates who has met with Trump seeking his endorsement. Three candidates - Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman - have previously sa...
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Thu Dec 08th 2011, 02:49 PM
A music teacher there decided to change the lyrics to "deck the halls" because one particular word had the students giggling. The teacher gave the students a music sheet of music with the changed verse: "don we now our bright apparel", instead of "don we now our gay apparel. After hearing about the change, the school's principal talked to the teacher. He says he hoped the teacher used the situation as a teachable moment. The word gay in the carol means happy or joyful. Principal Chris Parker s...
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Thu Dec 08th 2011, 02:38 PM
(Image) In this photo, the gay penguin couple had been segregated after allegedly stealing other penguins' chicks. (Photo credit: EuroPics/Newscom) A popular “gay” penguin couple in China has been given a newly hatched chick to care for. The male penguins were given the hatchling because a female penguin was struggling after giving birth to twins, which is rare for penguins, according to the U.K.’s Metro. “It’s a big job creating a baby penguin. It’s definitely a two-penguin job,” Kevin McGow...
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Thu Dec 08th 2011, 02:11 PM
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Posted by kpete in Latest Breaking News
Thu Dec 08th 2011, 12:14 PM
Source: Talking Points Memo At Wednesday’s Republican Jewish Coalition forum, the GOP candidates practically lined up to bash President Obama’s foreign policy, insinuating with various levels of subtlety that it amounted to appeasement. A reporter asked President Obama for his reaction to that at this morning’s press conference, and Obama had some fighting words: “Ask Osama bin Laden and the 22 out of 30 top Al-Qaeda leaders who have been taken off the field whether I engage in appeasement… o...
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Thu Dec 08th 2011, 12:06 PM

 
(Image) Bill O'reilly is the Penguin? - Who Knew? Bill O’Reilly got a taste of his own medicine on Wednesday when a man with a camera chased him down and peppered him with questions outside a D.C. hotel where Newt Gingrich was holding a fundraiser. His response? Apparently, to hit said man with an umbrella. (Link) (Image)
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Posted by kpete in Latest Breaking News
Thu Dec 08th 2011, 10:47 AM
Source: Politico Priebus: 'Malpractice' for me to back Trump debate Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus spoke out Thursday against an upcoming GOP presidential debate to be moderated by Donald Trump, saying it would be “malpractice” for him as the leader of the party not to think the debate was problematic. “We appreciate what Mr. Trump has done, but if you’re still talking about potentially running as an independent candidate, I think that’s a problem,” Priebus said on Fox...
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Posted by kpete in Latest Breaking News
Thu Dec 08th 2011, 10:44 AM
Source: Chicago Tribune Reuters 12:04 a.m. CST, December 8, 2011 (Reuters) - The gay half-sister of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich slammed his position on gay rights on Wednesday and said she will support President Barack Obama, a Democrat, in the 2012 election. Candace Gingrich-Jones, a gay rights activist, told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow that she and her older half-brother, the former speaker of the House of Representatives, were "mutually respectful" but disagree on gay rights...
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I long for meaningful discussion of our shared values as Americans; I fear only the sound of silence. In the spirit of progressive hope, and while honoring tradition, I poured out my life, heart and soul into the hope of showing the spark of democracy within the paint. I submit my deep longing for the fireworks of a greater democratic deliberation, one that serves us all, as the hoped for result of the sparks in "Freedom in Love."

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