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  • Nauru president dies in Washington hospital, spokeswoman says

    03/09/2003 8:18:39 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 192+ views
    Associated Press | March 9, 2003
    MELBOURNE, Australia, Mar 09, 2003 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) -- Nauru's President Bernard Dowiyogo, 57, has died in a U.S. hospital, a spokeswoman for the Pacific island nation said Monday. Dowiyogo died at 7:40 a.m. local time (2040 GMT Sunday) at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, said spokeswoman Helen Bogden, who is based in Melbourne. Dowiyogo had undergone an 11-hour heart operation last Tuesday. Bogden said the U.S. Air Force had agreed to fly Dowiyogo's body back to Nauru later in the week for a funeral service. Dowiyogo is survived by a wife and four children. A...
  • CBS Evening News July 31 1968

    09/25/2016 9:11:50 AM PDT · by NRx · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | 07-31-1968 | CBS News
    Wow. I remember almost every news story covered in here. Original adverts for added period flavor.
  • Profile of Osama Bin Laden's Mother the Concubine-- Calling Dr. Freud!

    10/22/2001 3:17:10 PM PDT · by Shermy · 33 replies · 582+ views
    London Times ^ | October 19, 2001 | Ian Cobain
    FRIDAY OCTOBER 19 2001The wife who was shunnedBY IAN COBAINHamida: Bin Laden's motherHAMIDA Al-Attas, a tiny woman in her early sixties, has probably had little to say about the way the world has changed since September 11. But today, as she sits in her villa overlooking the highway linking Jedda to Mecca, she will be watching events as closely as any.Were she able to lift the veil of her burka, moreover, and talk openly, she could offer astonishing insights into the mind of the man that the West believes is to blame. Al-Attas is Osama bin Laden’s mother.Many hastily concocted ...
  • Disorder erupts on Philly streets outside DNC

    07/26/2016 7:55:20 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/26/16 10:18 PM EDT | DARREN SAMUELSOHN and KATIE GLUECK
    PHILADELPHIA — Protests outside of the Democratic National Convention turned chaotic and veered into violence Tuesday night in Philadelphia, with at least one fistfight breaking out... Vincent McGrath, a 56-year-old retiree and Hillary Clinton supporter, was sitting on top of a Camaro convertible holding "Blue Lives Matter" and Clinton signs. Several protesters went right up to him, middle fingers extended, and hurled insults. "Get a job," McGrath responded... A Philadelphia police officer on the scene, and one of the protesters' legal advisers, both said at least four arrests had been made by nearly 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, though the Philadelphia...
  • It's 1968 All Over Again

    07/08/2016 7:35:06 AM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 7, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    The worst year in modern American history was unquestionably 1968, which in its first six months included the Tet Offensive, LBJ's surprise announcement that he would not seek re-election, the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the subsequent riots that destroyed the cores of many American cities including, fatally, Detroit; and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in Los Angeles. Still to come were the riots at the Democratic convention in Chicago, the "Black Power" salutes by American athletes at the Olympics in Mexico City, Richard Nixon's razor-thin victory over Hubert Humphrey in an election that saw a third-party candidate,...
  • Obama's Debt To Harold Ickes

    06/03/2008 2:29:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 92+ views
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | June 03, 2008 | Thomas Edsall
    Barack Obama stands on the brink of capturing the presidential nomination in large part because of Democratic Party reforms initiated by the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s -- movements in which Hillary Clinton's top strategist, Harold Ickes, was a key player. When Obama was barely three, Ickes took part in Mississippi Freedom Summer, helping the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party send a primarily black delegation to the 1964 national convention in Atlantic City. After the Freedom Democratic delegation was denied seating by the virtually all white male Democratic Party establishment, Ickes -- then 24 -- went on to...
  • The Gathering Storm In Philadelphia

    05/22/2016 5:15:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    The media narrative for the last six months has been about how the Republican convention in Cleveland was going to be a fight, a mess, a second “mistake by the lake.” Journalists reveled in the prospect of a GOP floor fight and protests in the streets. What was missed, or more likely ignored, was the brawl happening on the left and the mess that could be the Democratic convention in Philadelphia. Yes, Cleveland will have protests. Republicans, conservatives, or even average Americans who simply want to be left alone cannot get together without the prospect of a mob of angry...
  • 1968 Democratic Convention (riots) part 3

    05/18/2016 3:52:01 PM PDT · by GilGil · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/1/2011 | Mitch19872
    1968 democratic convention
  • Anti-Trump Groups Threaten ‘Largest Civil Disobedience Action of the Century’

    03/16/2016 12:03:46 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 414 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/16/16 | Aaron Klein
    With little fanfare and almost no news media attention, some of the same radical groups involved in shutting down Donald Trump’s Chicago rally last week are plotting a mass civil disobedience movement to begin next month. They intend to march across the East Coast in order to spark a “fire that transforms the political climate in America.” The operation, calling itself Democracy Spring, is threatening “drama in Washington” with the “largest civil disobedience action of the century.” The radicals believe this will result in the arrest of thousands of their own activists. “We will demand that Congress listen to the...
  • Ghost Of 1968 Democrat Convention Riots Return To Chicago

    03/12/2016 3:43:59 AM PST · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 12, 2016 | Mike Flynn
    Donald Trump was forced to cancel a Friday campaign rally scheduled in Chicago, ahead of Illinois’ primary on Tuesday, as thousands of protesters marched outside the planned venue for the rally, raising the threat of possible violence.
  • Obama's Cuba Trip Called 'Totally Unacceptable' by Senate Dem

    02/18/2016 4:25:20 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    pjmedia ^ | 2/18/16 | Bridget Johnson
    .....Obama will visit Cuba on March 21 and 22.... Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) called it "totally unacceptable for the president of the United States to reward a dictatorial regime with an historic visit when human rights abuses endure and democracy continues to be shunned." "This will mark the first time a U.S. president is visiting a dictatorship in Latin America since Lyndon Johnson's 1968 visit to Nicaragua...Since Castro seized power, nine American Presidents - Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton, and George W. Bush - did not rush to the island to shake hands with an...
  • Robert Kennedy's Assassin Faces Parole Board

    02/10/2016 1:29:25 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    SKY News ^ | February 10, 2016
    The man who fatally shot presidential candidate Robert Kennedy nearly half a century ago faces a parole board in California. Sirhan Sirhan, 71, will have his 15th such hearing at the Richard J Donovan Correctional Facility near San Diego on Wednesday. The Palestinian-born Sirhan is serving a life sentence for opening fire on the political scion at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on 5 June 1968. He has denied having any recollection of the killing, but has also said he targeted Kennedy because of his support for Israel. Sirhan was last denied parole in 2011, when the board ruled...
  • Reuters’ Headline Labels CIA Traitor ‘Whistle-Blower’

    01/09/2008 1:32:17 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 10 replies · 201+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 9, 2008 - 16:03 ET | Matthew Balan |
    Reuters, in its headline for a story reporting the death of Philip Agee, a former CIA agent turned traitor, labeled Agee a "CIA whistle-blower" ("CIA whistle-blower Philip Agee dies in Cuba [1]"). As the blog Little Green Footballs put it [2], Agee was "the traitor who exposed fellow CIA agents to violence and murder by revealing their names" in his 1975 book "Inside the Company: A CIA Diary." Agee, who had worked for the CIA for 12 years both in the United States and in Latin America, resigned from the Agency in 1968 after expressing "disagreement with U.S. support for...
  • CIA whistle-blower Philip Agee dies in Cuba (Traitor Dies-Goes Straight to Hell)

    01/09/2008 11:05:35 AM PST · by ricks_place · 43 replies · 218+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/9/07 | Anthony Boadle
    HAVANA(Reuters)-Philip Agee, a former CIA spy who exposed its undercover operations in Latin America in a 1975 book, died in Havana, the Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma said on Wednesday.Agee, 72, died on Monday night, the newspaper said, calling him a "loyal friend of Cuba and staunch defender of the people's struggle for a better world.".His widow, German ballet dancer Giselle Roberge, told friends he had been in hospital since December 15 and did not survive surgery for perforated ulcers.Agee worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for 12 years in Washington, Ecuador, Uruguay and Mexico. He resigned in 1968 in...
  • The Coming (And Hilarious) Democrat Implosion

    07/27/2015 9:14:26 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 23 replies
    http://www.townhall.com ^ | 7/27/2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Republicans fear a repeat of 1992, with a squishy Bush at the head of the ticket watching helplessly as some populist businessman/novelty act hands the election to a Clinton. But Democrats should fear the far more likely repeat of 1968. Ah, the 1968 convention … just thinking of it brings a smile to the face of every normal American. Let’s start with hordes of Chicago cops kicking the psychedelia out of dirty hippies. Footage of all-American flatfoots clocking VC-flag waving pinkos with nightsticks is more erotic than a hundred “Fifty Shades” books. Just thinking about it makes me want to...
  • Sanders and O'Malley

    05/30/2015 9:13:20 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 9 replies
    Vanity | May 30, 2015 | Jim Noble
    Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley are auditioning for the role of Eugene McCarthy. RFK has not yet revealed himself. Nor has HHH. One thing is clear - Hillary! is cooked. She just doesn't realize it yet.
  • Frank Olivo, 66, substitute Santa hit with snowballs at Eagles game dies.

    05/02/2015 2:54:20 PM PDT · by Coronal · 12 replies
    philly.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Martha Woodall
    Frank Olivo, the Santa Claus who got pelted with snowballs at the Eagles game that winter day in 1968, died Thursday, April 30, at Kindred Hospital Philadelphia-Havertown. Mr. Olivo, 66, of Glenolden, had battled heart disease, diabetes, and other ailments for 25 years, and had been seriously ill since mid-January.
  • Bobby Russell - 1432 Franklin Pike Circle Hero

    01/16/2015 12:22:09 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1968 | Bobby Russell
    "When they called out his name he tried not to claim it, but the kids started cryin' 'cause theyd already named it".........
  • [USA] "Gun Control’s" Nazi Connection

    12/20/2014 7:13:38 AM PST · by VA Voter · 21 replies
    Startling evidence suggests that the Gun Control Act of 1968 was lifted, almost in its entirety, from Nazi legislation. snip... We are not the first to have seen this hearing record. But we appear to be the first to have recognized its importance. This hearing record suggests strongly that the late Senator Thomas J. Dodd (D-CT) himself implanted the Nazi Weapons Law into American law, or, at very least, helped others to do so. snip... This original article appeared in Guns and Ammo Magazine May 1993
  • Mr Tiger (Al Kaline) is 80 years old today.

    12/19/2014 7:52:36 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 41 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 12/19/2014 | none
    They just don't make them like this anymore.
  • Democratic convention besieged by protesters(This Day in History 1968)

    08/26/2014 3:30:05 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    History.com ^ | 08/26/2014 | staff
    As the Democratic National Convention gets underway in Chicago, thousands of antiwar demonstrators take to Chicago's streets to protest the Vietnam War and its support by the top Democratic presidential candidate, Vice President Hubert Humphrey. During the four-day convention, the most violent in U.S. history, police and National Guardsmen clashed with protesters outside the International Amphitheater, and hundreds of people, including innocent bystanders, were beaten by the Chicago police. The violence even spilled into the convention hall, as guards roughed up delegates and members of the press, including CBS News correspondent Mike Wallace, who was punched in the face. On...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Once Upon A Time In The West"(1968)

    07/13/2014 12:39:04 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1968 | Sergio Leone
  • Even At March For Life, Contraception Is Accepted

    01/23/2014 4:23:42 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Michael Voris attended the March for Life and some of the pro-life gatherings in the past few days.  He interviewed a number of young people at the Capital Hyatt in Washington.  Just prior to the march, it is filled with pro-life people.  I believe one of the major pro-life groups has a convention there.  At any rate, Voris interviewed a number of the pro-life youth in attendance and obtained some very disturbing replies.  Ladies and gentlemen, please watch the video, then see my comments below it. (video at link) There are those who say that these young people point to...
  • Birth Control

    12/13/2013 7:14:49 PM PST · by narses · 40 replies
    In 1968, Pope Paul VI issued his landmark encyclical letter Humanae Vitae (Latin, "Human Life"), which reemphasized the Church’s constant teaching that it is always intrinsically wrong to use contraception to prevent new human beings from coming into existence. Contraception is "any action which, either in anticipation of the conjugal act [sexual intercourse], or in its accomplishment, or in the development of its natural consequences, proposes, whether as an end or as a means, to render procreation impossible" (Humanae Vitae 14). This includes sterilization, condoms and other barrier methods, spermicides, coitus interruptus (withdrawal method), the Pill, and all other such...
  • 1968 Greens, Reds, Pinks and the Normalisation of Paedophilia

    09/20/2013 3:38:48 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 18 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 September 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    The Left, red or green (it's usually both), tends to have no moral objection to the normalisation of paedophilia, the next step after the normalisation of homosexuality. People on the Left, which includes "gay" activists, have in recent years kept this issue quiet without wishing to disclose their real intentions to the public to avoid the probable risk of jeopardizing their goal of normalising homosexuality, but, now that they have won that battle after achieving homomarriage, that acceptance of paedophilia is part of their agenda will become increasingly explicit. I want to clarify that I am totally for protecting the...
  • Humanae Vitae at 45

    09/15/2013 1:21:15 PM PDT · by RBStealth · 4 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 25, 2013 | George Weigel
    A few weeks ago, while pondering the upcoming sapphire anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life) and the continuing controversy over the “birth control encyclical” throughout both Church and society, I came across the following, in an essay the Polish Nobel laureate Czesław Miłosz wrote shortly before his death in 2004: “Increasingly the institution of marriage is being replaced by simply living together, which has followed upon the sundering of the link between sex and fertility. This is not just a revolution in the area of moral norms; it reaches much deeper, into the very definition of...
  • Vignette: ’68 Revolutionaries Revisited

    07/05/2013 2:03:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 5, 2013 | M. D. Aeschliman
    The illiberalism of student radicalism in the 1960s shaped the world we live in today.SDS leader Mark Rudd at a Columbia University protest, 1968It is now 45 years since that momentous year 1968, one of the turning points of contemporary world culture, if not quite of contemporary politics. Not unlike 1848–49 in Europe, 1968 was marked by events that involved student and political protests in several places. There was a dire sense of crescendo and momentum: the heightening of protest against the Vietnam War, the violent turn of the civil-rights movement, the assassination of Martin Luther King, the utopian libertinism...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Odd Couple" (1968)

    03/10/2013 12:11:43 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1968 | Neil Simon
    Recently watching reruns of the classic TV series on the ME TV channel is the inspiration for today's feature, the hit comedy film which served as its basis. To quote the intro from the TV series: "Can 2 divorced men share an apartment without driving each other crazy?"
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Party"(1968)

    12/30/2012 1:32:47 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1968 | Blake Edwards
    Today being New Year's Eve Eve so to speak is the inspiration for this Sunday's feature. The triumvirate of Peter Sellers, Blake Edwards and Henry Mancini's only non-Inspector Clouseau comedy. It basically concerns a blacklisted Indian actor who gets accidentally invited to a swank Hollywood party and the ensuing chaos that occurs. It's a very loosely structured film but makes for an amusing time capsule of 1968 Hollywood. Worth watching if you're a fan of Sellers, Edwards and/or Mancini.
  • Dennis Blair leading contender for NID

    11/24/2008 6:36:28 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 1 replies · 244+ views
    Retired Adm. Dennis Blair, the former commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific Command, is surfacing as a leading contender for the director of national intelligence, sources say. The director oversees the nation’s intelligence activities and is the principal adviser to the president and his National Security Council. In addition to leading Pacific Command and filling several high-powered jobs within the military, Blair was the associate director of central intelligence for military support, coordinating intelligence and military operations during the Clinton administration. He retired from the Navy in 2002. Blair receives high marks from those in the defense and intelligence communities. “He...
  • Gun control lessons from Lyndon Johnson (Lays out their game plan)

    12/16/2012 10:05:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 16, 2012 | Secretary Joseph A. Califano Jr.
    If ever there were a moment for President Obama to learn from history, it is now, in the wake of Friday’s shootings at the elementary school at Newtown, Conn. The timely lesson for Obama, drawn from the experience of Lyndon B. Johnson — the last president to aggressively fight for comprehensive gun control — is this: Demand action on comprehensive gun control immediately from this Congress or lose the opportunity during your presidency. In the aftermath of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy (just weeks after the fatal shooting of Martin Luther King Jr. and only a few years after...
  • DNC & Obama Execs Hosted Known Terrorist Fischer In Denver Wednesday 8/27/2008

    08/28/2008 7:11:38 AM PDT · by Southack · 48 replies · 549+ views
    The Washington Note ^ | 8/28/2008 | Steve Clemmons
    Wednesday morning, August 27, between 11 am and 1:30 pm EST or 9 am and 11:30 am mountain time, I'll be chairing a New America Foundation/Middle East Task Force event in Denver at the Colorado History Museum. The keynotes are Senator JOHN KERRY (D-MA), Obama National Security Adviser GREG CRAIG, Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School Dean ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER, former Congressman and Obama Adviser MEL LEVINE, former German Foreign Minister JOSCHKA FISCHER, and Aspen Institute President (and former CNN Chairman and CEO and TIME Managing Editor) Walter Isaacson. Our panel will be former Israeli negotiator and New America Foundation Senior Fellow...
  • Four Cops Injured, One Stabbed in Melee

    05/21/2012 5:59:08 PM PDT · by yoe · 38 replies
    5NBC News Chicago ^ | May 21, 2012 | Courtney Copenhagen
    A Chicago police officer suffered a stab wound to the leg, Sunday, and three others were injured during a day of protests around the NATO summit. Chicago police Supt. Garry McCarthy did not know what was used to stab the officer and became emotional when discussing the crowd with which his officers dealt. "If you think it's easy to ask people to do what they did, it's not," he said, pausing to gain his composure. "Asking people to put themselves in harm's way, knowing that they're going to get assaulted, and to be able to stand there and take it,...
  • Like Father Like Son, George and Mitt Romney

    04/24/2012 6:07:32 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 11 replies
    RightPundits ^ | Feb. 12, 2012 | Andrew Zarowny
    After edging out Rockefeller 51% to 49% in the winner-take-all race in California, Goldwater had a huge majority of delegates, enough to easily win the nomination at the Republican convention. George Romney set about denouncing Goldwater, and even raised a stink at the convention to have Goldwater′s delegates disqualified. Romney was accusing many of Goldwater′s delegates as being everything from racists, members of the Ku-Klux-Klan, the John Birch Society and even accused some of being Communists! Imagine that! Once Goldwater was named the presidential nominee, George Romney still worked to undermine his campaign, refusing to endorse or support him. So...
  • 1968 – A Fateful and Terrible Year Where Many in the Church Drank the Poison of this World

    03/12/2012 2:25:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | March 11, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    There was something awful about the year 1968.I was but a lad at the time, merely seven or eight years of age, but almost everything on the T.V. terrified me. Terrible reports from Viet Nam, (where my father was at the time), the Tet Offensive nightly reports of death and casualties (was my daddy one of the ones killed?). Riots and anti-war demonstrations in America’s cities and college campuses. The first stirrings of militant feminism. A second hideous year of hippies with their “summer of love” nonsense, which was just an excuse for selfish, spoiled college kids to get high,...
  • The Liveliest Campaign Season Since 1968

    01/13/2012 5:17:58 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 1-13-12 | Jack Cashill
    Those who slight the Republican primary candidates and sneer at their campaigns are either innocently misinforming their audience or strategically disinforming them. In fact, this is the all-around spunkiest campaign season I have witnessed since 1968 and the smartest since about 1864. I have been tracking campaigns closely since 1960. Then, as a pre-teen paperboy and JFK fan, I scrutinized the results of the Democratic primaries as intensely as I did Dodger games. In 1964, I chanced upon Ronald Reagan's stirring televised defense of Barry Goldwater and began to rethink my adolescent allegiances. In 1968, I tried desperately to reconcile...
  • Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act Introduced

    10/13/2011 5:10:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    sitnews.us ^ | 12 October, 2011 | Office of U.S. Senator Mark Begich
    October 12, 2011 Wednesday (SitNews) - U.S Senators Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) have introduced the Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act. The bill allows for the interstate sale of firearms and removes several antiquated and unnecessary restrictions imposed on interstate firearms transactions. “Current laws restricting interstate commerce of firearms not only lag behind common sense and new technology, they are unfair and burdensome,” Sen. Begich said. “This legislation cleans up decades-old laws that are unnecessarily restricting the rights of Alaskans and other Americans to purchase and sell firearms.” “Utahns and Americans everywhere have a right to bear arms,...
  • Lubbock judge dismisses one NRA case

    09/30/2011 6:13:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    statesman.com ^ | 29 September, 2011 | Mike Ward
    One of two court cases that could have expanded gun rights if successful and had drawn national attention in the debate over the constitutional right to bear arms was dismissed today by a federal judge in Lubbock. In a 17-page order, U.S. District Judge Samuel Cummings dismissed a challenge to a 32-year-old federal law barring handgun sales by licensed gun dealers to people under the age of 21. “The Court is of the opinion that the ban does not run afoul of the Second Amendment to the Constitution,” the ruling states. “The right to bear arms is enjoyed only by...
  • DFU SONG: Thanks for the Memories (Kerry has it seared in his memory)

    08/13/2004 7:39:25 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 4 replies · 539+ views
    DFU SONGS | 8-2004 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
  • The Left, Not the Right, Owns Political Violence

    01/10/2011 1:33:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2011 | Michael Filozof
    It took less than 24 hours for the political Left to seize upon the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the murder of six people on Saturday to blame the political Right for the shooting. Perhaps the most egregious example came from Paul Krugman of the New York Times, who wrote "We don't have proof yet that this was political, but the odds are that it was." (The newspaper that published plagiarized and fabricated accounts of the "D.C. sniper" by affirmative-action hire Jayson Blair in 2003 is still publishing unsubstantiated suppositions without "proof," eh?) "[Giffords'] father says that ‘the...
  • Holbrooke Thought Highly of Himself, for Good Reason

    12/16/2010 4:58:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2010 | Michael Barone
    Reading "Masters and Commanders," Andrew Roberts's magnificent account of British and American leaders in World War II, I was struck by how many of them, working prodigious hours and under great strain, were struck down by heart attacks while in their 60s. This doesn't happen anymore, I thought, with the blood pressure and cholesterol medicines many of us routinely take. But it does, as we were reminded by the sudden death at age 69 this week of Richard Holbrooke, who was working prodigiously as Barack Obama's special representative for AfPak, i.e., Afghanistan and Pakistan. Holbrooke was known in cynical Washington...
  • Richard Holbrooke has died

    12/13/2010 4:59:54 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 234 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 13, 2010 | Jack Tapper
    ABC News has learned that Richard Holbrooke, the US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, has died. On Friday, Holbrooke was rushed to the hospital with a torn aorta. He went through more than 20 hours of surgery. Earlier this evening, speaking at the US State Department, President Obama sang Holbrooke's praises and called him "a tough son of a gun." Holbrooke, 69, was a former ambassador to the United Nations and served as chief negotiator at the Dayton Peace Accords, which ended the war in Bosnia. The New Yorker's George Packer wrote a nice story about Holbrooke last year,...
  • Leftwing Extremist 'Southern Poverty Law Center' Smears Conservatives, Patriots

    04/18/2010 12:02:33 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 8 replies · 557+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 4/18/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    The Leftwing extremist group called 'The Southern Poverty Law Center' of Montgomery, Alabama has with one stroke of the pen smeared conservatives and Patriots in its new, infamous 'blacklist' it entitles, 'Meet the Patriots.' Among those it includes in the blacklist are some of the most reputable conservative Patriots in America today, such as U.S. Representative Michelle Bachmann (R-MN), federal judge and Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano, U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R-TX), Gun Owners of America (GOA) chief Larry Pratt, Fox News personality Glenn Beck, and U.S. Representative Paul Broun (R-GA), among others.
  • Nuclear Leak In North Korea

    06/23/2010 11:33:32 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/23/2010 | Gordon G. Chang
    Is Kim Jong-il building a new type of weapon? On Monday Seoul announced that the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety had detected unusually high levels of xenon gas near the North Korea border on May 14. The concentration of xenon was eight times higher than normal, and the presence of the gas is indicative of nuclear activities. Because the wind was blowing south at the time, the source of the gas could not have been one of South Korea's nuclear plants. The xenon might have originated in China or Russia, but the most likely place was the land of unexplained...
  • US citizen pleads guilty in 1968 air hijacking (to Cuba)

    03/18/2010 12:41:21 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 7 replies · 465+ views
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | March 18, 2010, 12:38PM | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    <p>A 67-year-old man on Thursday admitted hijacking a plane four decades ago and forcing it to land in Cuba, telling a judge how he threatened to cut a flight attendant's throat to get access to the cockpit, where another man held a gun to the back of the co-pilot.</p>
  • Declassified FBI report exposes Communist seedbed for Obama Associates — Part I

    09/27/2009 11:29:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 39 replies · 3,090+ views
    The Post & Mail ^ | September 26, 2009 | John Charlton
    The Post & Email has received tonight a decclassified FBI report admitted in evidence in the case brought against W. Mark Felt and Edward S. Miller by President Jimmy Carter’s U.S. Attorney General, Mr. Griffin B. Bell. This document was obtained by an American citizen, who wished to remain anonymous, via a FOIA request. Mr. W. Mark  Felt is none other than the informant who spoke with reporters from the Washington Post, exposing the Watergate Scandal:  who went by the name “Deep Throat” a fact that points to his political neutrality in American politics.What is not know about Mr. Felt...
  • Population Implosion

    12/08/2007 3:13:57 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 107 replies · 253+ views
    World Magazine ^ | 2/15/2003 | Gene Edward Veith
    The president of Estonia goes on national TV to urge his countrymen to have more children. Russian President Vladimir Putin warns his parliament about "a serious crisis threatening Russia's survival": the nation's low birth rate. The government of Singapore is trying to reverse that country's birth dearth by sponsoring a massive taxpayer-funded matchmaking service. In 1968, Paul Ehrlich published The Population Bomb, panicking the world with dire predictions of a population explosion. By the year 2000, he predicted, the world would be so crowded that hundreds of millions would die of starvation. Although Mr. Ehrlich's prophecies have turned out to...
  • Obama's Other Controversial Church (Complete Article)

    06/14/2009 12:06:36 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 11 replies · 1,605+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 14, 2009 | Andrew Walden
    June 14, 2009Obama's Other Controversial ChurchBy Andrew Walden "This is a guy (former Weatherman terror-bomber Bill Ayers) who lives in my neighborhood ... the notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago - when I was 8 years old - somehow reflects on me and my values doesn't make much sense." -- Barack Obama on the Campaign trail, 2008 As President Obama prepared to commemorate D-Day, the Associated Press dug up old details and photos to write a warm fuzzy story about the WW2 service record of Obama's maternal grandfather...
  • DOSSIER OF (AMERICAN) SACRAMENTO STATE UNIV. STUDENT REPORTED KILLED IN YEMENI C.I.A. DRONE ATTACK

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