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  • Liberal evangelicals begin campaign

    09/18/2006 1:46:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 737+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/18/06 | Philip Elliott - ap
    WASHINGTON - Liberal evangelicals, weary of a Republican-centric image, launched a campaign Monday to promote Christian values beyond the issues of abortion and same-sex marriage. Red Letter Christians, a project of Sojurners/Call to Renewal, announced plans to establish a grass-roots network of 7,000 moderate and progressive clergy members. "A debate on moral issues should be central to American politics, but how should we define religious values?" said Jim Wallis, an activist and executive director of the Christian ministry, which also publishes the liberal Sojourners Magazine. The project's name comes from the color of some Bible's type, with words directly attributed...
  • Earth Must Have Another Moon, Say Astronomers

    12/22/2011 7:05:56 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 44 replies
    Back in 2006, the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona noticed that a mysterious body had begun orbiting the Earth. This object had a spectrum that was remarkably similar to the titanium white paint used on Saturn V rocket stages and, indeed, a number of rocket stages are known to orbit the Sun close to Earth. But this was not an object of ours. Instead, 2006 RH120, as it became known, turned out to be a tiny asteroid just a few metres across--a natural satellite like the Moon. It was captured by Earth's gravity in September 2006 and orbited us...
  • Powell's halo knocked ajar

    09/02/2006 9:46:54 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 76 replies · 2,676+ views
    On July 14, 2003, a Robert Novak column in The Washington Post outed the CIA-agent wife of vociferous Bush administration critic, Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson. Thus was born the "Plame Affair" which quickly became a morality tale of how an out of control Bush Administration would do anything to justify its war in Iraq. A mere three days later, journalist David Corn, summarized the allegations that would color reporting on the Iraq War for the next three years and eventually lead to the indictment of a top aide to the vice president for lying to a grand jury: ((((THE OLD...
  • Ellsberg Calls on Insiders to Leak Details of Alleged War Plans

    09/14/2006 8:41:56 AM PDT · by wjersey · 61 replies · 1,292+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | 9/14/2006 | Staff
    When Daniel Ellsberg, the defense analyst, leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press in 1971, it created one of the most significant newspaper stories -- and battles -- of the century. One thing it did not do was prevent the Vietnam War, although it may have shortened it. Now he is calling on officials within the government to leak "the Pentagon Paper of the Middle East" to modern reporters, to short-circuit another possible war. Ellsberg's challenge is found in the October issue of Harper's magazine, to appear next week. E&P has obtained an advance copy. The article is titled, "The...
  • Gen. Abizaid briefly hospitalized

    09/25/2006 10:08:35 AM PDT · by TexKat · 4 replies · 419+ views
    AP ^ | 9/25/06
    TAMPA, Fla. - Gen. John Abizaid, the head of U.S. Central Command, was briefly hospitalized over the weekend for a stomach illness that appeared to be food poisoning, the military said Monday. Abizaid, who spent Friday night in the hospital, was back at work Monday at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, command spokesman Maj. Matthew McLaughin said. The Tampa-based command oversees U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan . "The best we can tell he had symptoms consistent with food poisoning," McLaughin said. He said Abizaid did not eat fresh spinach, which has been linked to an outbreak of E....
  • PLA Maneuvers with Intervention to N. Korea in Mind?

    09/12/2006 5:28:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 775+ views
    Kyunghyang Shinmun ^ | 09/11/06 | Hong In-pyo
    /begin my translation PLA Maneuvers with Intervention to N. Korea in Mind? 09/11/06 China's PLA is reportedly conducting training exercises designed to cope with crisis in Korean Peninsula Chinese state media, Xinhua, reported, "Total of 6,000 troops, made up of mechanized infantry brigade(3,000) from Shenyang Military District and its opponents(3,000), an armored brigade from Beijing Military District, went into training exercises against biochemical, naval, and aerial attacks. It started on Sept. 5 on a training base under Beijing Military District, located on a steppe in Inner Mongolia." 190th Mechanized Infantry Brigade of 39th Corps under Shenyang Military District finished map...
  • US Agent Almost Accidentally Shot Ahmadinejad

    03/21/2013 9:57:17 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 30 replies
    Newser ^ | 03/21/2013 | By Kevin Spak
    It was the shot that was almost heard around the world. In September 2006, a US Secret Service Agent fired off a shotgun blast just as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was loading his motorcade at the InterContinental Hotel during a UN General Assembly meeting in New York—apparently by mistake. The incident is revealed in a short book excerpt from Marc Ambinder and DB Grady's Deep State: Inside the Government Secrecy Industry, published at the Atlantic today. The agent was adjusting a side-mounted shotgun on the motorcade, when he accidentally discharged it. "Everyone just stopped," one official recalls. "The Iranians looked at us...
  • London's Terror Bank

    08/21/2008 7:31:40 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 1 replies · 155+ views
    WSJ ^ | August 21, 2008
    London's Terror Bank August 21, 2008 In the war on terror, the U.S. has had no greater friend than the United Kingdom. And as the U.S. economy continues to suffer under the burdens of Sarbanes-Oxley, our British friends have demonstrated a more sensible approach to financial regulation. For both of the preceding statements, however, there is an exception. Even as the U.K. stands with us in rallying the world against doing business with Tehran, an Iranian bank with a history of financing terrorism continues to operate in London. On September 8, 2006, the U.S. Treasury announced it was cutting off...
  • FBI official leading anthrax probe off the case

    09/20/2006 12:37:05 PM PDT · by TrebleRebel · 22 replies · 1,160+ views
    NBC ^ | 9/19/06 | Jim Popkin
    Agency says it remains committed to solving the 5-year-old mystery WASHINGTON - The top FBI official in charge of the investigation into the deadly anthrax attacks has left the case, NBC News has learned. Richard "Rick" Lambert had been the inspector of the so-called AMERITHRAX case since September 2002, and had run every aspect of the five-year-old investigation. Just last month, he was transferred to the Knoxville, Tenn., field office of the FBI as its special agent in charge, according to the FBI. Lambert was the public face of the case, and his transfer is sure to fuel speculation that...
  • Denmark - TATP explosives seized from accused terrorists

    09/11/2006 10:51:39 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 915+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | September 11, 2006
    The explosive seized among terrorists supposed in Denmark was TATP COPENHAGEN - the substance, seized at one of the terrorists supposed stopped in Denmark last week, is TATP (triacetone triperoxyde), a chemical explosive snuffed by the islamist ones and used in particular at the time of the attacks of London, according to a Danish newspaper The bottle seized on September 5 in the residence of one of the supposed terrorists, at the time of a haul of the police force with Odense, contains "a clear liquid including/understanding a synthetic mixture for the manufacture of the TATP and of the...
  • Red-hot torture

    09/16/2006 1:08:58 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 18 replies · 1,533+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Saturday, September 16, 2006 | By Bill O'Reilly
    Thanks to the New York Times, we now know the dreaded torture methods the sadistic CIA used on captured Al Qaeda big shots shortly after the 9/11 attack. I warn you: Reading this column any further will subject you to unvarnished brutality. According to a front-page article in the Times on Sunday, Sept. 10, Pakistani authorities captured Abu Zubaydah, Al Qaeda's personnel director, a few months after the terror attack five years ago. Zubaydah, wounded in the confrontation, was turned over to American authorities and whisked away to Bangkok, Thailand, where FBI interrogators began questioning him. According to unnamed sources...
  • Is Saddam a Liar?; pt3/5 "Those NO TIES Lies"

    09/28/2006 6:41:51 AM PDT · by Blackrain4xmas · 10 replies · 1,149+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | 090911 | Scott Malensek
    Many of the quasi-conclusions are based largely on claims of innocence from Saddam Hussein, “a top official in Saddam’s government, Abid Hamid Mahmoud al-Kattab al-Tikriti,” Tariq Aziz and Faruq Hijazi. These are 4/7 of the primary players in any involvement or potential involvement between Saddam’s regime and al Qaeda. The other 3 primary players are Mohammed al-Douri (He is Saddam’s VP/muscle man/Thug-In-Charge who remains at large. He is also suspected of being the primary source for most of a large portion of the insurgency and most reports place him as directing operations from inside Syria). The last 2 primary players...
  • House Intel Chair Suspends Staff Member

    10/19/2006 7:35:29 PM PDT · by Jewels1091 · 260 replies · 9,773+ views
    AP ^ | By KATHERINE SHRADER
    WASHINGTON -- House Intelligence Chairman Peter Hoekstra has suspended a Democratic staff member because of concerns he may have leaked a high-level intelligence assessment to The New York Times last month. In a letter obtained by The Associated Press Thursday night, Rep. Ray LaHood, R-Ill., a committee member, said that an unidentified staffer requested the document from National Intelligence Director John Negroponte three days before the Sept. 23 story about its conclusions
  • Siljander pleads guilty in Islamic American Relief Agency lobbying case

    07/09/2010 9:23:47 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 5 replies
    Thursday, July 8, 2010 A former congressman pleaded guilty Wednesday to serving as an unregistered agent in Washington for a Missouri-based Islamic charity that the federal government said had ties to international terrorism. It was an odd outcome for Mark D. Siljander, who said he wanted to help bridge the gulf between Muslims and Christians. A Republican who attained one of Michigan's congressional seats from 1981 to 1987 with assistance from the Moral Majority, Siljander was outspoken about conservative social issues. Siljander confirmed in a Kansas City, Mo., court that he contacted members of Congress in an effort to lift...
  • Documents: Obama friend Whitaker had history with Jeremiah Wright

    05/16/2012 12:02:59 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 16, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Documents obtained by The Daily Caller show that President Barack Obama’s close friend Eric Whitaker, who runs the University of Chicago Medical Center’s Urban Health Initiative, spoke at Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Chicago-area church in 2006. Whitaker was a speaker at Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ during a Sept. 17, 2006 “Health Care Justice Forum,” according to a church bulletin TheDC obtained. The bulletin is no longer on the church’s website. Whitaker made headline news Monday when New York Times bestselling author Edward Klein alleged during a radio interview with Sean Hannity that Whitaker offered Wright $150,000 to stay silent...
  • DOJ Keeping Islamic Bank Settlement Secret

    08/26/2011 9:49:44 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 17 replies
    Familysecuritymatters.com ^ | Aug 26, 2011 | Steve Emerson
    The Justice Department has agreed to end its investigation into an international financial network with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and a Saudi prince in a settlement in excess of $30 million, sources tell the Investigative Project on Terrorism. But DOJ officials refuse to release a copy of the settlement or make any comment on it. "Unfortunately, we're unable to provide anything in connection with this matter," DOJ spokesman Charles Miller wrote in response to a query Aug. 16. He did not contest the existence of the settlement with the Islamic Investment Company of the Gulf (IICG). Repeated attempts to...
  • Ex-NSA worker charged in classified leak case (likely Berger protege)

    04/15/2010 9:32:07 AM PDT · by SueRae · 41 replies · 1,268+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 4/15/2010 | Breitbart (via AP0)
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - A former senior executive at the National Security Agency was charged Thursday with lying and obstruction of justice in an investigation of leaks of classified information to a newspaper. Federal prosecutors said Thomas Drake, 52, served as a source for many articles about the NSA in an unidentified newspaper, including articles that contained classified information.</p>
  • Worsening health of terror cleric could spark attacks, FBI warns

    12/14/2006 12:20:51 PM PST · by WestTexasWend · 25 replies · 691+ views
    WASHINGTON -- The health of terrorist cleric Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik, is deteriorating _ renewing fears that his death in prison could trigger an attack on the United States, officials said Thursday. There is no credible indication that an attack on the U.S. is imminent, said several law enforcement officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the situation. In a two-page bulletin, dated Dec. 8, the FBI reported to federal intelligence officials that Rahman was rushed from prison to a Missouri hospital two days earlier for a blood transfusion. There, doctors discovered...
  • Fraud charge for Countrywide boss

    06/04/2009 3:40:57 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 10 replies · 558+ views
    BBC Americas ^ | 4 June 2009 | Unattributed
    Angelo Mozilo, former boss of Countrywide Financial, has been charged with civil fraud and insider trading by the Securities and Exchange Commission. He is the highest profile executive to face charges relating to the US sub-prime mortgage crisis in 2007. --snip-- Mr Mozilo has denied doing anything wrong. Two other former executives have also been charged with civil fraud. --snip -- The SEC published extracts from e-mails sent by Mr Mozilo. "The bottom line is that we are flying blind on how these loans will perform in a stressed environment of higher unemployment, reduced values and slowing home sales," he...
  • Republicans Reach Deal on Detainee Bill

    09/21/2006 7:49:24 PM PDT · by nj26 · 7 replies · 543+ views
    NY Times ^ | 9/22/06 | KATE ZERNIKE
    The Bush administration and Congressional Republicans reached agreement Thursday on legislation governing the treatment and interrogation of terror suspects after weeks of debate that divided Republicans heading into the midterm elections. Under the deal, President Bush dropped his demand that Congress redefine the nation’s obligations under the Geneva Conventions, handing a victory to a group of Republicans, including Senator John McCain... “There is no doubt that the integrity and the letter and the spirit of the Geneva Conventions have been preserved,” said Mr. McCain, who was tortured during more than five years as a prisoner in North Vietnam... On another...