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Keyword: 2006

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  • Fidel-ity: Three Decades of the Myers Spy Ring

    06/08/2009 5:37:57 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 8 replies · 762+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 6/08/09 | clarice Feldman
    Last week a Department of State retiree and his wife were arrested and charged with spying for Cuba for thirty years. In this article I will sort out what we know, don't know and need to explore about this matter. Walter Kendall Myers, Jr .and his wife Gwendolyn Steingarber Myers
  • State Department official who mocked Britain is arrested as Cuban spy

    06/05/2009 2:47:11 PM PDT · by Parmenio · 23 replies · 1,592+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | June 5, 2009 | Toby Harnden
    Wow. This story has just taken my breath away. Do you remember the State Department analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (relatively obscure but one of the US government's intelligence agencies) who caused a storm in late 2006 with his disdainful remarks about the US-UK "special relationship? His name was Kendall Myers and I was one of two British journalists who reported his decidedly undiplomatic comments. He retired quietly in 2007. Well, he's just been arrested as a spy for Cuba for nearly 30 years. The Cubans apparently knew him better as their Agent 202. I'm told that...
  • HTML Sandbox

    01/10/2006 7:29:56 PM PST · by TPartyType · 860 replies · 24,255+ views
    self | 10 Jan 06 | TPartyType
    Welcome Newcomers! This Sandbox is devoted to giving you a place to practice basic HTML, and to get some coaching. So, first things first: Go to michigander's [ HTML Bootcamp (Cyber patriot training)] and learn there how to change font color, font size, font face, and the like. THERE'S A WEALTH OF INFORMATION THERE NOT COVERED HERE (so as to avoid duplication). Learn there also how to post a link and an image, then come back here to practice. If you're having problems, folks will drop by occasionally to give you pointers and help you troubleshoot. Boring posts are...
  • Obama Shakes Hands With Libya's Qaddafi

    07/09/2009 3:07:03 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 49 replies · 2,474+ views
    FoxNews ^ | July 09, 2009
    Obama Shakes Hands With Libya's Qaddafi President Obama's gesture was his latest effort to reach out to controversial world leaders in an attempt to improve the United States' standing around the world that he says was damaged by former President Bush's unilateral diplomacy. [Pic in URL: US President Barack Obama, right,and Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi pictured during the G8/G5 summit in L'Aquila, Italy Thursday July 9, 2009. (AP) President Obama shook hands with Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi Thursday, a sign that relations have improved considerably between the U.S. and the North African nation. The two met as they posed for...
  • Merry Christmas, Carol

    12/19/2008 11:57:35 AM PST · by twistedwrench · 6 replies · 521+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 12/17/08 | The Prowler
    Despite denials from her soon-to-be former employers, the Albright Group, former Clinton EPA head and soon-to-be climate change czar Carol Browner served as a de facto lobbyist for Dubai Ports World, owned by the United Arab Emirate of Dubai, which arranged to buy a company operating six major U.S. ports, including New York and New Jersey. Browner told the Obama transition team that she never served as a lobbyist in her time in Washington, and her employer, the Albright Group, owned by former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, also said that the firm does not lobby. But in 2006, when...
  • The Money and Connections Behind Al Gore’s Carbon Crusade

    10/13/2007 4:35:26 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 69 replies · 3,134+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/03/2007 | Deborah Corey Barnes
    Al Gore’s campaign against global warming is shifting into high gear. Reporters and commentators follow his every move and bombard the public with notice of his activities and opinions. But while the mainstream media promote his ideas about the state of planet Earth, they are mostly silent about the dramatic impact his economic proposals would have on America. And journalists routinely ignore evidence that he may personally benefit from his programs. Would the romance fizzle if Gore’s followers realized how much their man stands to gain? Earlier this year Gore experienced a notable public relations debacle. The Tennessee Center for...
  • Job market signals solid growth (Nov. 2006)

    07/03/2009 7:57:36 AM PDT · by TwelveOfTwenty · 10 replies · 517+ views
    CNNMoney ^ | December 8 2006
    Job growth showed surprising strength in November, according to a government report that also showed the unemployment rate edging higher from a five-year low. Employers added 132,000 jobs to payrolls in November, according to the Labor Department, up from a revised gain of 79,000 in October. Economists surveyed by had forecast a gain of 105,000 jobs.
  • Woman faces charges in flight scare (actually confirms much of the early reports)

    08/17/2006 11:36:12 AM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 133 replies · 4,097+ views
    AP, via ^ | 8/17/06 | MELISSA TRUJILLO
    BOSTON (AP) — A woman on a trans-Atlantic flight diverted to Boston for security concerns passed several notes to crew members, urinated on the cabin floor and made comments the crew believed were references to al-Qaida and the Sept. 11 attacks, according to an affidavit filed Thursday. Catherine C. Mayo, 59, of Braintree, Vt., was to appear in federal court later Thursday on a charge of interfering with a flight crew after disrupting United 923 as it flew from London to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. The flight, with 182 passengers and 12 crew members, landed safely with the escort of...
  • CNN Searches for Capitol's 'Jail' in Report on Libs' Desire to Arrest Rove

    08/07/2008 7:50:47 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 25 replies · 324+ views ^ | 8/7/2008 | Matthew Balan
    Now that Congress has recessed, and since the conventions aren’t for a couple of weeks, Thursday’s The Situation Room turned back to the "hot" issue of what many liberals are calling on congressional Democrats to do: arrest and lock-up Karl Rove for his failure to testify on the issue of the firing of U.S. attorneys in late 2006. CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, as part of a report on this possible move by the Democrats, conducted a search for the supposed jail inside the U.S. Capitol. He also addressed the little-used power of the legislature to arrest and try government officials...
  • FBI: Alleged killer may have eyed Atlanta

    06/04/2009 5:53:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 12 replies · 735+ views
    UPI ^ | June 4, 2009
    ATLANTA, June 4 (UPI) -- The FBI said it was looking at whether a Muslim convert accused of killing a soldier outside an Arkansas recruiting center also targeted an Atlanta Jewish site. The Atlanta site was potentially one of several U.S. Jewish sites Abdulhakim Muhammad targeted, said an anti-terrorism group specializing in protecting against anti-Jewish attacks. Muhammad, 24 -- who pleaded not guilty to killing Pvt. William Long, 23, and wounding Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula, 18, outside a Little Rock, Ark., recruiting office -- also had plans for an Atlanta "Jewish entity," an FBI spokesman told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Stephen Emmett...
  • Exclusive: FBI Probes Muhammad's Ties to Ohio Mosque

    06/04/2009 5:45:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 117 replies · 4,783+ views
    Nuradin Abdi was convicted in 2007 of planning to blow up an Ohio shopping mall. Iyman Faris was convicted in 2003 of planning to blow up the Brooklyn Bridge. Christopher Paul was convicted in 2008 of conspiring to use explosives against targets in the U.S. and Europe. All three terrorists worshiped and socialized at a small mosque in Columbus, Ohio, and, according to David B. Smith, an attorney for Faris, were part of a larger group of jihadists and extremists who frequented the mosque. The FBI now is investigating reports of links to that same mosque by Muslim-convert Abdulhakim Muhammad...
  • Retired U.S. Marine general joins Boeing board (Marine Corps Gen. James Jones)

    06/26/2007 12:14:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 1,284+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/26/07 | Reuters
    NEW YORK, June 26 (Reuters) - Boeing Co. (BA.N: Quote, Profile , Research) on Tuesday named retired Marine Corps Gen. James Jones, the former head of U.S. and NATO forces in Europe, to its board. The appointment is the latest in a line of retired senior armed forces and Pentagon leaders joining defense contractors, underscoring the tight relationship between U.S. arms makers and buyers. Boeing, which is the No. 2 U.S. defense contractor behind Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT.N: Quote, Profile , Research), said Jones' appointment was effective immediately. Jones, 63, is a decorated Vietnam War veteran with a 40-year military...
  • U.S. Denies Entry to Teen, Father

    08/30/2006 2:16:58 AM PDT · by George Maschke · 36 replies · 1,209+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 30, 2006 | Shaun Waterman
    A California teenager suspected of attending a terrorist training camp and his father are being denied re-entry to the United States after spending four years in Pakistan unless they submit to interviews and lie-detector tests, their attorney says.     Julia Mass says the rights of her clients, Muhammad Ismail, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, and his 18-year-old son, Jaber Ismail, to return to the United States are being violated because they are on the "no fly" list.     Miss Mass said an official at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad told Jaber Ismail that he and his father would be allowed...
  • The budget (credibility) gap

    02/26/2009 8:16:51 AM PST · by TLI · 6 replies · 333+ views
    The Washington times ^ | August 27, 2006 | The Washington Times
    August 27, 2006 Ever since the BUSH White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued its Mid-Session Review last month, the administration has been doing cartwheels celebrating the fact that the budget deficit for fiscal 2006, which ends on Sept. 30, 2006, will be less than $300 billion. After the administration projected a 2006 deficit of $296 billion last month, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently estimated that the 2006 deficit would be $260 billion. Compared to recent deficits of $377 billion (2003), $413 billion (2004) and $318 billion (2005), a deficit of $260 billion does represent some...
  • Adult Stem Cell Success Stories - 2006

    01/31/2009 5:56:53 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 453+ views
    Adult Stem Cell Success Stories - 2006 The political battles raging in Congress and in state legislatures over whether to destroy human embryos in order to get embryonic stem cells have obscured an important fact. There is one kind of human stem cell research that everyone can and should support--that involving adult stem cells. Many scientists feel that adult stem cells, which can be found throughout the human body, even in infants, are the real hope for the future. James Sherley, associate professor of biological engineering at MIT, notes: "Adult stem cell research is predicted to beat the pants...
  • Prosecutor: Al-Qaida inspired Fort Dix plot

    10/20/2008 9:01:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 711+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/20/08 | AP
    CAMDEN, N.J. – Five men who planned an attack on a New Jersey military base were inspired by al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden, a prosecutor said Monday during opening statements in their terrorism trial. The government has presented the case as one of the most frightening examples of homegrown terrorism since the Sept. 11 attacks. Authorities said that in 2006 and 2007, the men turned paintball games into terrorist training sessions and met to discuss a plot to sneak onto the Army's Fort Dix base and kill soldiers. No attack was carried out. "Their motive was to defend Islam. Their...
  • Linguist says US intelligence spied on Blair

    11/24/2008 6:50:40 PM PST · by james500 · 35 replies · 1,552+ views
    Financial Times ^ | November 25 2008 00:31 | Demetri Sevastopulo
    The US government eavesdropped on Tony Blair while he was British prime minister, according to claims made by a former employee of the National Security Agency. ABC News on Monday reported that the NSA had eavesdropped on Mr Blair and Ghazi al-Yawer, the first Iraqi president following the 2003 invasion. The White House did not respond to inquiries. Making the allegations to ABC, David Faulk, a former NSA Arabic linguist who worked for the spy agency at Fort Gordon, Georgia, claimed to have had access to a top secret database called “Anchory” in 2006 that included personal details about Mr...
  • Anti-toll guerrilla has moved on down the road

    11/19/2008 11:54:28 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 845+ views
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | November 17, 2008 | Ben Wear
    Texas politicians who support toll roads won't have Sal Costello to kick them around anymore. Costello and his family moved to a small town in Southern Illinois this summer. He announced it on his blog Sunday, quietly, an adverb seldom associated with Costello in the past. Costello, if you're new around here or have forgotten, was a Southwest Austin graphics designer who in 2004 made a warp-speed trip from obscurity to notoriety after politicians pushed through a plan to build seven more toll roads. The plan included putting tolls on three roads that were already under construction using nothing but...
  • Voters shift toward House democrats [2006 Congressional Polling October skewed + 15 Dem]

    10/21/2008 7:14:46 PM PDT · by lonestar67 · 14 replies · 839+ views
    vanity | October 10, 2006 | Jill Lawrence
    WASHINGTON — A Capitol Hill sex scandal has reinforced public doubts about Republican leadership and pushed Democrats to a huge lead in the race for control of Congress four weeks before Election Day, the latest USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows. Democrats had a 23-point lead over Republicans in every group of people questioned — likely voters, registered voters and adults — on which party's House candidate would get their vote. That's double the lead Republicans had a month before they seized control of Congress in 1994 and the Democrats' largest advantage among registered voters since 1978. [poll suggests 59 to...
  • FYI - didn't America vote for 'change' in 2006?

    10/20/2008 3:49:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 587+ views
    Email | 10/20/08 | Unknown
    TO ALL MY FRIENDS....LIBERAL OR CONSERVATIVE...FYI only. George Bush has been in office for 7 1/2 years. During the first six, the economy was fine. A little over two years ago: 1) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high; 2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon; 3) The unemployment rate was 4.5%. 4) The DOW JONES hit a record high--14,000+ 5) American's were buying new cars, taking cruises, vacationing overseas, living large!... But American's wanted 'CHANGE'! So, in 2006 they voted in a Democratic Congress and yes--we got 'CHANGE' all right. In the PAST 2 YEARS: 1)...