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  • Lebanon's Salafi scare (Anti-American, Anti-Iranian, Anti-Hezbollah)

    08/02/2012 7:07:14 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo
    Foreign Policy ^ | July 17, 2012 | Geneive Abdo
    Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir, a self-proclaimed religious authority with a bushy long beard, is no stranger on the Lebanese scene. His latest incarnation, from his mosque in the coastal town of Sidon, is as a firebrand political Salafist whose objectives transcend the confines of Lebanon. He is part of a growing movement in Lebanon and other Arab countries in which the Salafists -- acting as guardians for Sunni interests -- are using the civil war in Syria to gain political power and revive the sectarian conflict with their historical foes, the Shiites. In Lebanon, sectarianism has been a primary feature of...
  • West has betrayed Christianity, Russia will save it

    05/14/2012 3:14:43 PM PDT · by risen_feenix · 9 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 5/14/2012 | RIA Novosti/Sergey Pyatakov
    Countries of the “Russian world” are capable of changing the globe within ten years, believes top cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church Vsevolod Chaplin. ­By the “Russian world” he means states with a historically strong tradition of Orthodox Christianity which, apart from Russia, include Ukraine, Belarus, Greece, Romania and several others. “Our Orthodox civilization may not be that large, but today it has a key role in the world as it knows how to find a way to a better life for the whole world and especially Europe,” Chaplin said on Monday during a videoconference between Moscow, Kiev and Minsk....
  • Genes set Jews apart, study finds (European Jews Descended from Ancient Roman Converts?)

    06/10/2010 9:08:00 AM PDT · by GOPGuide · 105 replies · 646+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 3, 2010 | Thomas H. Maugh II
    The Jewish people, according to archaeologists, originated in Babylon and Persia between the 4th and 6th centuries BC. The modern-day Jews most closely related to that original population are those in Iran, Iraq and Syria, whose closest non-Jewish relatives are the Druze, Bedouins and Palestinians, the study found. Sometime in that period, the Middle Eastern and European Jews diverged and the European branch began actively proselytizing for converts. At the height of the Roman Empire, about 10% of the empire's population was Jewish, although the bulk of them were converts. Some Khazars were also incorporated during this period. "That explains...
  • Florida Lt. Governor had Lesbian Affair with Top Aide, Filing Claims [Black Conservative Attacked]

    07/12/2012 2:02:43 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Fox ^ | 7/12/12
    A Latina aide to the lieutenant governor of Florida has been caught up in a sex scandal involving her boss. A former employee of Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll claims the Sunshine State’s second in command had a tryst with top aide Beatriz Ramos, and even caught them in a “compromising position” inside Carroll’s office. The lieutenant governor denies the allegations, which were included in a court filing made late last week by the attorney representing former top aide Carletha Cole. Cole was arrested last October on charges that she gave an illegally taped conversation with another Carroll aide to...
  • 'Obama Effect' movie trailer: 'Some things are worth losing your job for'

    07/12/2012 11:50:22 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 07-12-2012 | Charlie Spiering
    In the trailer, the character quits his job, and dons Obama themed gear to promote Obama’s candidacy, spreading the campaign’s message to his friends and family.
  • Liberal group calls Romney too white for blacks to like

    In advance of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s speech Wednesday to the NAACP, a liberal group headed by a former New York Times reporter and ex-Media Matter executive have produced a video “satire” that claims blacks don’t like Romney, who they dub so white he makes “Wonder Bread look like pumpernickel.” The YouTube from “The Message,” an online “media hub,” is described as a satirical video of Romney getting advice on what to say to the civil rights group. Or, as they said in a release, the video “lacerates Romney and his advisors as they prepare for his speech to...
  • Dr. Peter Vincent Pry: America May Never Recover From EMP Attack

    06/18/2012 3:33:12 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 59 replies
    radicalislam.org ^ | Ryan Mauro
    Dr. Peter Vincent Pry is the Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security for the Congressional Caucus on EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) that endeavors to carry on the work of the EMP Commission. He is also the Director of the United States Nuclear Strategy Forum, an advisory body to Congress on policies to counter weapons of mass destruction. Dr. Pry has served on the staffs of the EMP Commission, the Strategic Posture Commission, the Commission on the New Strategic Posture of the U.S., the House Armed Services Committee and the Central Intelligence Agency. For those unfamiliar with...
  • Low dose ionising radiation IS harmful to health

    A landmark study on Hiroshima survivors comprehensively disproves nuclear lobby spin about ionising radiation being safe at low doses. Noel Wauchope reports. The nuclear industry has a long history of concealing the truth about low dose radiation This week, a new report about low dose ionising radiation was published — one that should put a spanner in the works of the nuclear lobby. It is called ‘Studies of the Mortality of Atomic Bomb Survivors, Report 14, 1950–2003: An Overview of Cancer and Noncancer Diseases’. First of all, let me explain why this report is so important and so timely. It’s...
  • Marvel Comics plans wedding for gay hero Northstar

    05/22/2012 11:09:56 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2012
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wedding bells will ring this summer for Marvel Comics’ first openly gay hero, super speedster Northstar. The New York-based publisher said Tuesday that Canadian character Jean-Paul Beaubier will marry his beau, Kyle Jinadu, in the pages of “Astonishing X-Men” No. 51. That’s due out June 20.
  • Chilean Study Proves that Outlawing Abortion Does Not Lead to “Coat-hanger Deaths”

    05/08/2012 9:32:17 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 5 replies
    http://www.redstate.com/ ^ | May 08 2012 | Leon H. Wolf
    For decades, supporters of abortion on demand have insisted on two completely unproven assertions concerning what would happen if abortion were made generally illegal in this country. First, they have asserted, somewhat counter-intuitively and again without any proof, that such a law would not work, and women would continue to get abortions. Second, based on the first unfounded assertion, they insist that therefore women would be forced into “back alley abortions” which would presumably always be performed with a dirty coat-hanger, thus leading to massive maternal mortality. These two pronouncements have been peddled uncritically with all the fervor (and factual...
  • Can We Taxpayers Expect Anything From “Julia?”

    05/08/2012 9:16:01 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-08-12 | Warren Beatty
    On Thursday, April 3, 2012, the Barack Obama re-election campaign released “The Life of Julia.” In it are 12 stages in the life of “Julia,” a fictional woman used to demonstrate how Obama’s policies would help her. Throughout the stages in her life, Julia is depicted as someone who benefits from the programs either created by or funded by Obama. The obvious message is that a vote for Obama will keep the largesse flowing for all, not just fictional Julia. One very real problem with the “Julia” concept is that throughout the 12 stages nowhere is it mentioned that...
  • Another Misleading Edit Costs Another NBC News Employee Her Job

    05/02/2012 4:27:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies
    TV Newser ^ | May 2, 2012
    Lilia Luciano, a Miami-based NBC News correspondent, is no longer working for the network, TVNewser has learned. Luciano last reported for NBC News March 31. Until that point, she had been reporting mainly on the Trayvon Martin story. Sources tell TVNewser Luciano’s dismissal came after an investigation which also led to the firing of a seasoned NBC News producer over a similar, misleading edit. In a story for the “Today” show on March 20, Luciano used part of the George Zimmerman 911 call in which an entire phrase (italicized below) was taken from a later part of the conversation: Zimmerman:...
  • New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism

    04/30/2012 4:15:05 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Apr 30 | Victor Morton
    The Obama campaign apparently didn't look backwards into history when selecting its new campaign slogan, "Forward" — a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism. Many Communist and radical publications and entities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries had the name "Forward!" or its foreign cognates. Wikipedia has an entire section called "Forward (generic name of socialist publications)." "The name Forward carries a special meaning in socialist political terminology. It has been frequently used as a name for socialist, communist and other left-wing newspapers and publications," the online encyclopedia explains. The slogan "Forward!" reflected the conviction of...
  • Student Branded A 'Slut' By Rush Limbaugh Set To Marry Boyfriend Of Eight Years

    04/27/2012 8:54:54 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 77 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | April 27, 2012 | HUGO GYE
    Student Branded A 'Slut' By Rush Limbaugh Set To Marry Boyfriend Of Eight Years By HUGO GYE 27 April 2012 The law student whom Rush Limbaugh called a 'slut' when she argued that students should have access to free birth control has become engaged to her long-term boyfriend. Sandra Fluke, a student at Georgetown University, is set to marry Adam Mutterperl, who is a writer and producer based in Los Angeles. The announcement caused controversy when a Fox News contributor was forced to apologize after suggesting Ms Fluke might be a lesbian. Ms Fluke, 30, has been dating Mr Mutterperl,...
  • Photos: Protest Against Leftist Alternative Ceremony

    04/24/2012 3:39:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/4/12 | Elad Benari
    Dozens of activists protested on Tuesday evening against an alternative Memorial Day ceremony held by the leftist organization Combatants for Peace at the Tel Aviv port area. The group’s alternative ceremony includes Israeli bereaved parents and Palestinian Authority Arab bereaved parents (parents of terrorists who were killed while fighting IDF soldiers) under the same category of remembrance and loss. On Sunday, one of the protest organizers, Nissim Eliyahu, sharply criticized the alternative ceremony and told Arutz Sheva that it is in fact a political event under the guise of a memorial event. Combatants for Peace’s spokesman said in response to...
  • Taxes Prompt More Americans to Renounce Citizenship

    04/16/2012 6:43:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 92 replies
    Reuters/CNBC ^ | 4/16/12
    A year ago, in Action Comics, Superman declared plans to renounce his U.S. citizenship. "'Truth, justice, and the American way' — it's not enough anymore," the comic book superhero said, after both the Iranian and American governments criticized him for joining a peaceful anti-government protest in Tehran. Last year, almost 1,800 people followed Superman's lead, renouncing their U.S. citizenship or handing in their Green Cards. That's a record number since the Internal Revenue Service began publishing a list of those who renounced in 1998. It's also almost eight times more than the number of citizens who renounced in 2008, and...
  • Jackson, Houston leaders stand up against 'Stand Your Ground'

    04/13/2012 4:07:32 AM PDT · by humblegunner · 36 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 12, 2012 | Cindy George
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson joined local ministers and Houston Congressman Al Green at a news conference on Thursday to call for an end to Stand Your Ground-type state laws across the nation and an end to gun violence. The presentation at the Metropolitan Christian Methodist Episcopal Church came one day after George Zimmerman, a central Florida neighborhood watch captain, was charged with second-degree murder in the February fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The teen's death had sparked an international outcry for the arrest of Zimmerman, 28, who was questioned then released from police custody the night of the incident...
  • Once a Nazi, Always a Nazi: Former SS Member and Nobel winner Grass: 'Israel a threat

    04/05/2012 4:54:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 4/5/12 | Pamela Geller
    Former SS member and German Nobel literature laureate Guenter Grass labeled Israel a threat to world peace in a poem published Wednesday that drew sharp rebukes at home and from Israel. Not only does the AP leaves the SS factoid out of the headline; they don't mention it until the near bottom of their article.........talk about burying the lede. The AP didn't mention the fact that Guenter Grass was a member of "the Waffen-SS, the combat arm of the Nazis' paramilitary organization" until the very end of the article (as were the comments in defense of the tiny Jewish state)....
  • Transgender pageant hopeful wants rule change

    04/03/2012 4:39:32 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 70 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 3, 2012 | ROBERT JABLON
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A transgender woman who wants to be Miss Universe said Tuesday that a rule requiring contestants to be born as women should be dropped, whether or not she gets a chance to compete. "I do not want any other woman to suffer the discrimination that I have endured," said Jenna Talackova, who underwent a sex change four years ago.
  • Unhappy public not sure who to blame for high gas prices 

    LOS ANGELES — Families canceling vacations. Fishermen watching their profits burn up along with their boats’ gasoline. Drivers buying only a few gallons of gas at a time because they can’t afford to fill the tank. From all corners of the country, Americans are irritated these days by record-high fuel prices that have soared above $4 a gallon in some states and could top $5 by summer. And the cost is becoming a political issue just as the presidential campaign kicks into high gear.