And now… some censored news from the Democrat Utopia of Venezuela

I’m so confused: we’re not seeing any of this on “mainstream” media.

Miami Herald: 3 more deaths in Venezuela as both sides march

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Doug Ross @ Journal

Larwyn’s Linx: Stunner: ObamaCare Premiums set to Skyrocket, Some will Triple in Cost

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Nation

Stunner: ObamaCare Premiums to Skyrocket, Some to Triple in Cost: JWF
Why Liberals Attempt to Silence Honest Debate: Ross Kaminsky
Valerie Jarrett, the CEO of Obama Inc.: Daniel Greenfield

This Is How The Tea Party Ends: Ben Domenech
Chris Christie asks SCOTUS to abolish the Second Amendment: WyBlog
More than 100 people found in suspected stash house: Chron

Sen. Mike Lee: “The best thing we can do in Congress is to withhold funds”: FW
Insurgents Thump Pennsylvania GOP Establishment: Jim Panyard
It’s Time to Draft Ted Cruz for President: RedState

Economy

Almost 40% of private biz will lay off employees if min. wage increases: Toldjah
Teacher Speaks Out on Union Bullying: Mackinac
Race-Based Looting Spree Begins in New York: MB

Scandal Central

PA Democrats Took Bribes to Oppose Voter ID: PJM
The Obama Scandal Bracket 2014: Jon Gabriel
Raul Ruiz (D-CA 36) – KeyWiki Progressive/Marxist Profiles: Trevor Loudon

Russia and the 2008 Financial Crisis | “For The Record”: Trevor Loudon
Feds Took On $ 7K Per Household In Debt Since Shutdown: LoneCon
Principal being fired because she asked students to speak English on campus: Scoop

Climate & Energy

An impending black swan for electric cars: I, Cringely

Media

No Reporters on Michelle Obama’s Trip to China : Daniel Halper
AP photographer hits White House: ‘Once we lose access, we’ll never get it back’: Exam
Reporter announces ‘new rule’ for criticizing Obama; promptly gets hammered!: BPR

Democrats living in mortal fear that Gov. Walker’s success in Wisconsin will be discovered: Scoop
New Muslim Brotherhood coalition to launch Islamic Broadcasting Network in U.S.: Creeping
David Axelrod wants Rand Paul to stop using big words: Exam

Nicholas Wade’s A TROUBLESOME INHERITANCE: John Derbyshire
Young People Don’t Change — Neither Does The N.Y. Times: Ann Coulter
Revolt Against the Testing Tyrants: Michelle Malkin

World

Putin Redraws Russian Borders; Obama Unveils Bracket Picks: NRO
Hagel Witnesses a Familiar Act: Power Line
Venezuela: The Left vs. reality: Fausta

Malaysia flight MH370 – Two objects found possibly from Missing Jet: Politisite
Experts claim objects found near Perth, Australian too big to be from Malaysia MH370: FAM
Malaysia Airlines search: Jet already had turned before co-pilot’s ‘good night’ message: Fox

Obama is Irate at Israel (He Can’t Handle The Truth): Lid
Human slaughter houses exposed in Syria with decapitated bodies hanging like meat: Scoop
Head teachers ‘bullied and driven from jobs for resisting Islamic extremists’: DailyMail

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Moto 360: The future of Android Wear is round: CNet
28-hospital group fails mock cyberattack: Erin McCann
Scientists unveil ‘chicken from hell’ dinosaur that lived 66 million years ago: Fox

Cornucopia

The Sun Don’t Shine Here so Move Along, Nothing to See.: MOTUS
Wow! The Most Unbelievable ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Win Ever!: Tammy Bruce
Reds closer Chapman hit in face by line drive: USA Today

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QOTD: “The Chinese “received a message from the Russians” back in 2008 suggesting a pact to sell Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac securities on the market, which would have nudged down the price of the debt of Fannie and Freddie and also maximized the chaos on Wall Street, a former U.S. official told BBC. It confirms a report that TheBlaze TV’s For the Record first aired back in September 2013.

…Talking about the 2008 financial crisis, particularly the issues with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson explained that the Chinese were the “biggest external investor holding Fannie and Freddie Securities.” Because of this, China was “very, very concerned” when Fannie and Freddie began to melt down.

That’s when the Russians allegedly tried to iron out a pact with the Chinese.” —Jason Howerton

Doug Ross @ Journal

Happy Chanukah from The Joshua Fund! (Here are some resources for your family to learn about this important Jewish festival)

chanukah-candlesOn behalf of the entire staff and Board of The Joshua Fund, allow me to wish all of our Jewish friends — in Israel and around the world — a happy and blessed Chanukah holiday season. ‘Tis the season to remember the miracle of what the Lord did to protect the Jewish people from her enemies in ancient times, and give her light when it seemed that the light was about to be extinguished.

As many of you know, I’ve just returned from two weeks in Israel with several of our Joshua Fund team. I look forward to reporting soon on some of the key things I learned and heard on that trip. For now, though, I just want to express my thanksgiving for your faithful prayers and financial support of this ministry. We are seeing so many Jews and Arabs blessed and encouraged in so many practical and personal ways by the unconditional love of Christians from all over the world. Thank you so much for being part of this ministry.

Tonight, Lynn and our boys — along with my parents who are visiting from Colorado — began celebrating the first night of Chanukah by lighting the menorah. As we did, I couldn’t help but think of the many threats facing Israel and the Jewish people in our time. Yet I was also reminded of the good news that the God of Israel is committed to protecting His people and drawing them to Himself, just as the Holy Scriptures teach us. ”He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand.” (Psalm 121:3-5)

I hope you’ll take some time to learn more about this important Jewish holiday, and take some time to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for the Lord to show His grace and mercy to Israel and the Jewish people, as well as to Israel’s Arab and Persian neighbors and enemies. God loves all the people of the Middle East, not just one side or the other.

Here are some resources for you to use with your family and friends:

And it shall come to pass in that day That the remnant of Israel, And such as have escaped of the house of Jacob, Will never again depend on him who defeated them, But will depend on the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. Isaiah 10:20 (NKJV)

The Feast of Dedication – Chanukah (Hanukkah) that literally means “Dedication”– is celebrated in 2013 beginning at sundown Wednesday, November 27th and continuing through Thursday, December 5th.  The history of Chanukah began with the capturing of Judea by Alexander the Great, who had conquered most of the ancient world of the Eastern Mediterranean.  As the generals of Alexander the Great’s army divided up the empire after the conquest, the area of Judea came under the control of Antiochus IV Epiphanies. Antiochus tried to force the Jews to accept the Greek culture, even resorting to defiling the Temple by erecting a statue of the god Zeus in the Holies of Holies. The Jewish people revolted and fought a courageous war to drive out the Greeks sometime around 163 B.C.  The Jewish people were then able to enter the city and worship in their Temple.

Thus began the Feast of Dedication which celebrates the great deliverance of the Jewish people from their oppressors and the dedication of the newly cleansed Temple. Jewish tradition states that there was only a one-day supply of the special oil that was burned in the Temple menorah, and the process to make more would take eight full days. As the people lit the menorah on the first day, and the oil miraculously burned for eight days while more was being prepared.

Today, Chanukah is celebrated with a nine branch candelabra or menorah. The eight branches recall the eight days the oil burned miraculously, while the ninth is the servant candle that is used to light the other candles. Each evening during the eight-day feast, one more candle is lit – one the first night, two the second night – until all eight candles plus the servant candle are burning brightly on the last night. The servant candle is called the “Shamash,” and literally means “makes use possible.” Chanukah, also called the Festival of Lights, is often accompanied by the giving of gifts.

Yeshua (Jesus) went to Jerusalem for the Feast of Dedication, and while in the Temple area He proclaimed His divinity: “I and my Father are one.” (John 10:30 NKJV) 

  • One quick interesting factoid about Chanukah: This holiday is not mentioned in the Old Testament. That’s because the battles between the Jews and the Greeks, and the miracle of the oil, took place after the canon of the Old Scripture was completed. Yet, this holiday — the “Feast of Dedication” — is actually mentioned in the New Testament. In John 10:22 and the following verses, we see that Jesus was in Jerusalem to celebrate this Jewish Feast with His disciples.

>> To learn more about The Joshua Fund — who we are and what we do — please visit our website, www.joshuafund.net.


Joel C. Rosenberg’s Blog

Larwyn’s Linx: The Republican Party Owes Its Base Some Answers

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Nation

The Republican Party Owes Its Base Some Answers: Dan Riehl
Obama Voters Learn the Hard Way: Jon Gabriel
Panic Room: Senate Dems Freaking Out Over O’Care Debacle: Hot Air

Obama-Funded Fake Libertarian spoils Virginia governors race: Poor Richard
When VA Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin, The Victim Can Blame Itself: R.S. McCain
Is “Nullification” viable to stop the implementation of ObamaCare?: FW

Why we need a Capitol City Project today: Anne Sorock
Christie refused to help Cuccinelli, will assist Graham: Scoop
Christie Raking In The Cash From George Soros, Other Dem: LoneCon

The Bobby Jindal-RGA-Ken Cuccinelli Mess: HayRide
Obama to Donors:d I’m Fixin’ to Get GOP ‘Back in Functioning State’: PJM
The Betrayal of Ken Cuccinelli: ConHQ

Economy

Obama’s Second, and Continuing, Big Lie: PJM
Got A Pre-Existing Condition? Your Broke Or Dead: Pick: Karl Denninger
Obama Gives Back Door Pay-Off To Unions Angry Over Obamacare: WZ

Sebelius Says Up is Down: PJM
Republican Senator Tells Sebelius To Her Face: “Resign”: John Hawkins
Found In My Wallet: American Power

Scandal Central

Open Food Stamp Fraud On Craigslist: $ 750 Million Per Year: John Hawkins
A View from the Inside: Smallest Minority
FL illegal on welfare for 20 years shows others how to milk system: BPR

Media

Hilarious! BRAD PAISLEY and CARRIE UNDERWOOD Mock Obamacare at CMA : GWP
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, ‘We’re Not Mizled by the President’: Ace
36 Times Obama Said You Can Keep Your Health Plan: WFB

World

Was British Soldier told to Stand Down in Benghazi?: Shoebat
The Textbook Putsch: Gates of Vienna
UK Politicians Collaborate with Muslim Brotherhood Islamists?: Gatestone

So, how many did Communism kill?: Robin Shepherd, Commentator
Proof Obama lied about Benghazi?: Shoebat
U.S.: Navy secrets bought with prostitutes, bribes: NavyTimes

Sci-Tech

Microsoft Adds Real-time Joint Editing to Office Web Apps: CIO
Think the PC market is generally scary these days? Wait until you see the UK’s figures: GigaOm
Chair can be worn like a backpack: Gizmodo

Cornucopia

Krauthammer: Obamacare a tool to intentionally destroy wealth and create Democratic voters: DC
To Tolerance of Intolerance, and Why Pointing That Out is a ‘Crime’: Hideout
Staunch Obama supporters lose health insurance because of Obamacare: Poor Richard

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QOTD: “NAPOLITANO: So the ’47 percent,’ which impaled Romney will go over 50 percent if this legislation succeeds in moving people below the poverty level and making them dependent on the government. And they vote.
KRAUTHAMMER: Which is part of the plan. However, if you were wealthier and you lose it and you end up on Medicaid, I don’t think you’ll vote Democratic.
STODDARD: I really don’t think the White House had a fantasy of this kind of a disaster. I just can’t imagine —
(CROSSTALK)
KRAUTHAMMER: You misunder — it’s a political disaster. But the geniuses, the economists — if you hear Ezekiel Emanuel say on the “Fox News Sunday” this was designed — you had to get people out of the individual insurance market, generally people of some means, you put them in the exchanges, they overpay and you use the subsidy. This was not an accident. What they never understood is how disastrous it would be politically. But economically, that’s the way they make it work.
BAIER: It is pretty incredible to try to get 5-7 million on the upside by March — the amount of money to try to get 7 million people in these exchanges.
NAPOLITANO: It would be less expensive if they just paid the premiums for the 7 million out of the federal treasury.” —Fox News Special Report

Doug Ross @ Journal