Obama calls for 2-year freeze on federal pay

By TOM RAUM, Associated Press Tom Raum, Associated Press – Mon Nov 29, 9:47 pm ET WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Monday proposed a two-year freeze of the salaries of some 2 million federal workers, trying to seize the deficit-cutting initiative from Republicans with a sudden, dramatic stroke. Though signaling White House concern over record deficits, the freeze would make only a tiny dent in annual deficits or the nation’s $14 trillion debt. “Small businesses and families are…

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Rich People Don’t Watch Football

Model with football players, 1939. Photo credit: Conde Nast Archive. It’s a fact of American life that practically the entire nation is devoted to professional football. Each Sunday during the fall and winter months, millions of people from all across the country plant themselves in front of the television or travel in droves to local arenas to watch the latest NFL matchups. Many fans practice a devotion that is positively religious in its intensity.

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Thanksgiving: A Day of Celebration or Mourning?

Thanksgiving has become synonymous with family, food and football over the years. But this unassuming American holiday is not without controversy. Schools still teach children that Thanksgiving marks the day that Pilgrims met helpful Indians who gave them food, farming techniques and other strategies to overcome the bitter New England cold. The children color cutouts of happy Pilgrims and happy Indians that ignore the reality that contact between the two marked the beginning of the…

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Leather Head Chromexcel wrapped medicine ball

This may very well be the most beautiful piece of fitness equipment we have ever laid eyes on. Context, Leather Head, and Horween teamed up to produce this stunning 12lb, Chromexcel wrapped medicine ball ($350) named after Context owner Ryan Huber’s grandfather, Melzer Rhey, who used a leather ball just like this one as a Golden Gloves coach for over 50 years. Link via: acquiremag

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North Korea fires artillery barrage on South

SEOUL (AFP) – North Korea fired dozens of artillery shells onto a South Korean island on Tuesday, killing one person, setting homes ablaze and triggering an exchange of fire as the South’s military went on top alert. In what appeared to be one of the most serious border incidents since the 1950-53 war, South Korean troops fired back with cannon, the government convened in an underground war room and “multiple” air force jets scrambled.

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The Fine And Dandy Shop

FineAndDandyShop.com caters to the guy who enjoys dressing up. He doesn’t believe in Casual Friday, nor thinks of getting dressed each day as a chore. He has an appreciation for the well dressed gentlemen of yesteryear and is inspired by their unabashed use of accessories. This shop is for that modern man looking for the finishing details to truly be fine and dandy. The Fine And Dandy Shop

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