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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.
  • War on Women (Right-wingers may rue the day...)

    03/07/2012 1:42:32 PM PST · by manic4organic · 25 replies
    Fort Worth Weekly ^ | March 7, 2012 | Betty Brink
    In 1980, Dwinna Barker was a divorced mother in Amarillo who had just lost one of her two young children to Reyes syndrome. She had also been laid off from a well-paid job. “After two months of unemployment, I was lucky to find work with Bell Helicopter in the Fort Worth area, which I badly needed. … I was desperate with all the unpaid medical bills and another small child and no help whatsoever,” she said. Her insurance had expired just days before her daughter was diagnosed with Reyes, a nearly always fatal disease that attacks the brains and livers...
  • Iran discovers gas field in Caspian Sea (estimated 50 TRILLION cubic feet of gas)

    12/12/2011 1:19:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/11/11
    Iran discovers gas field in Caspian SeaAP – Sun, Dec 11, 2011 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's oil minister says the country has discovered a huge gas field containing an estimated 50 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Caspian Sea. **SNIP** Iran sits atop the world's second largest proven reserves of natural gas and is the second largest OPEC oil producer.
  • White House Involved in Warmist Smear Campaign

    11/18/2011 5:14:49 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 18, 2011 | Russell Cook
    Remember when Governor Rick Perry burst into the presidential race? Arguably one of the things that made him quickly rise to the top was the answer he gave to a question about global warming at an August 17th event: "I think we're seeing almost weekly or even daily scientists who are coming forward and questioning the original idea that man-made global warming is what is causing the climate to change." Just a day later, the Washington Post described what Perry's campaign sent them as proof to back his statement: ... a link to something called the [Oregon] Petition Project, which...
  • Liberate Wall Street: Infiltrate and Humiliate!

    10/18/2011 3:34:21 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 10 replies
    The Cube ^ | October 18, 2011 | Red Square
    In the glorious spirit of erstwhile Protest Warriors and Communists for Kerry, disorganized multitudes of pro-capitalist miscreants and saboteurs are getting organized again! Meet Liberate Wall Street - a loose coalition of the willing to mock, satirize, and expose the leftist absurdities of the Wall Street Occupussies. The Occupussies demand free lunch in exchange for a total Big Government takeover of their lives. That would have been funny if that didn't involve the takeover of everyone else's lives as well - including yours and mine. They are too misguided and too misinformed to realize that "A government big enough to...
  • “Smart meters” insidious government encroachment into daily lives

    10/10/2011 12:25:31 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 34 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | OCTOBER 10TH, 2011 | Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
    Homeowners must keep a heads up to any effort from their local power and light, gas company or water supplier to install “smart meters” as replacements for their present traditional meters. “Smart meters” are insidious devices that measure the amount of electricity, water or gas used by an individual consumer. They can and are used to regulate the amount of each commodity we are allowed to consume as decided by a corporate/governmental bureaucracy. Physical dangers Researchers point out these wireless meters will emit dangerous radio microwave frequencies throughout our homes every day. Additionally, these smart meters are an invasion of...
  • CNN Poll: Perry still at top but Romney stronger vs. Obama

    09/26/2011 9:09:00 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 337 replies
    CNN politics ^ | 9/26/11 | cnn political unit
    According to the survey, which was released Monday, 28 percent of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say they support Perry as their party's presidential nominee, with Romney at 21 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at ten percent, with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who's making his third bid for the White House, former Godfather's Pizza CEO and radio talk show host Herman Cain, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, all at seven percent. The poll indicates that Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is at four percent, with former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania at three...
  • Obama vs. Bush: Who’s the Bigger Tax Cutter?

    09/15/2011 4:28:30 PM PDT · by edh · 17 replies
    Center for American Progress ^ | 9-15-2011 | Michael Linden, Michael Ettlinger
    If you had to guess whether President George W. Bush or President Barack Obama cut taxes more in his first term, which one would you choose? Probably President Bush, right? After all, the “the Bush tax cuts” were massive. And President Obama is the one calling for the expiration of some of those tax cuts. He’s also pushing for more revenue as we try to address our long-term fiscal imbalance. Given all that, you could be forgiven for guessing that President Bush is the bigger tax cutter. But you’d actually be wrong. By the end of his first term, President...
  • OBAMA WEB TO REPORT 'GOSSIP, SMEARS, ATTACKS' ON PRESIDENT

    09/13/2011 4:59:29 PM PDT · by libh8er · 272 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.attackwatch.com/
  • Did Perry Always Jealously See Palin as a Threat?

    09/09/2011 3:02:36 AM PDT · by MN_Mike · 129 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | June 8, 2012 | Tony Lee
    Unshackled from the constraints of the McCain campaign, Palin was at ease, and it was clear she was a threat then to the GOP establishment and, in particular, current presidential candidate Rick Perry, who abruptly, awkwardly, and prematurely ended Palin's press conference 15 minutes before it was supposed to. Should Palin enter the 2012 presidential contest, she would threaten Mitt Romney; and Perry, and this moment may be symbolic of where the rivalry between Palin and Perry began even though reports have said that Palin and Perry remain friends, especially after Palin's endorsement of Perry during the 2010 election cycle...
  • 'Alpha Dog' is at it again! Putin leads biker gang in his latest macho photo opportunity

    08/30/2011 8:00:55 AM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 233 replies
    Politicians will usually kick off an election campaign with a rousing speech, a meet-and-greet handshaking session or a nice photo opportunity kissing a baby. Unless, of course, they are Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who joined a biker gang and led them on a testosterone-fuelled motorcade. Over-revving the engine as he sat astride a three-wheeled Harley Davidson, the former KGB tough man looked both ludicrous and very much at home in the latest of macho stunts that have punctuated his political career.
  • Russia needs democracy just like Libya does - Senator McCain (McQaeda Alert)

    08/24/2011 8:27:27 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Russia Today Moscow ^ | 2011-08-25 | Russia Today/ Novosti Staff
    US Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain has lashed out at Russia, saying it could be the next country to experience a Libya-style uprising. ­But Senator McCain has a very far-fetched outlook, believes RT's Washington correspondent Gayane Chichikyan. McCain is sure that the Arab Spring will rage on and will make it to countries like China and Russia, which according to him “need democracy” just as Libya does. At some point he even said that Libya has already achieved democracy, which is far from reality according to the situation on the ground.
  • Hispanic Growth Threat To GOP

    07/27/2011 9:00:19 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 88 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 26, 2011 | Winthrop Quigley
    The number of Hispanic voters nationally and in New Mexico is growing at a faster pace than any other ethnic group, and that could spell trouble for the Republican party over the next 10 years, a political analyst with a business advocacy group said Tuesday. “Republicans are in trouble with Hispanics,” said Michael Davis, the Washington, D.C.-based vice president for political programs of the Business and Industry PAC. The party’s stance on immigration may not be bad policy, David said, “but the tone and language is extremely harsh and it drives away Hispanics.” Either party can improve its chances of...
  • Michelle Malkin » Obama’s Ministers of Culture and Agitprop

    07/20/2011 2:46:01 PM PDT · by hiram569 · 5 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 7/20/11 | Michelle Malkin
    On July 6, I told you about all the well-heeled spinners in the White House Office of Public Engagement. Their ranks keep on swelling. My column today introduces you to the newly-designed “America’s Champions of Change for the Arts.” Yes, it’s as creepy as it sounds.
  • Obama's Ministers of Culture and Agitprop

    07/19/2011 10:20:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 7/19/11 | Michelle Malkin
    Immediately after President Obama took office, his Hollywood benefactors clamored for the creation of a "Secretary of Culture." Tinseltown was disappointed with the administration's crony arts czar choice (Chicago lawyer Kareem Dale), but left-wing artists and entertainers have now been mollified. Instead of one government-supported arts czar, the White House has designated an entire herd of them. On Tuesday, as part of Obama's "Winning the Future" initiative, the president designated members of the liberal activist group Creative Coalition as official "America's Champions of Change for the Arts." This is the latest in a series of "public engagement" efforts overseen by...
  • Conservatives limit consumer, rights lawsuits

    06/25/2011 4:17:27 PM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 6/25/11 | MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press
    The Supreme Court's conservative majority made it harder for people to band together to sue the nation's largest businesses in the two most far-reaching rulings of the term the justices are wrapping up on Monday. The two cases putting new limits on class-action lawsuits were among more than a dozen in which the justices divided 5-4 along familiar ideological lines, with the winning side determined by the vote of Justice Anthony Kennedy. Women made up one-third of the nine-member court for the first time ever this year, but missing from the court's docket was a case that could be called...
  • Israeli PM's teen son maligns Muslims on Facebook(AP mega-barf)

    06/24/2011 11:40:47 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 24, 2011 | AMY TEIBEL
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli prime minister's 19-year-old son - a military spokesman - posted derisive comments about Arabs and Muslims on his Facebook page, drawing a slap on the wrist from his superiors and focusing new attention on the controversial first family. Earlier this year, Yair Netanyahu posted that Muslims "celebrate hate and death," the Haaretz daily newspaper reported Friday. In the same post, written after Palestinian assailants entered a West Bank settlement and stabbed five members of an Israeli family to death, he wrote that "terror has a religion and it is Islam."
  • Ex-leader returns to Honduras 2 years after ouster

    05/28/2011 2:10:59 PM PDT · by don-o · 50 replies
    AP via Google ^ | May 28 2011
    EGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Former President Manuel Zelaya has arrived in Honduras, ending a long political crisis caused by his ouster in a military-backed coup almost two years ago. Zelaya's flight from Nicaragua landed on Saturday at Tegucigalpa's airport where he was greet by thousands of supporters who had set up a tent camp nearby. Zelaya's comeback paves the way for Honduras to re-enter the international community, which rejected the June 2009 coup that forced him from office and out of the country.
  • Obama makes 'historic' speech to UK MPs

    05/25/2011 11:20:55 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 35 replies
    AlJazeera, agencies ^ | May 25th 2011 | Patty Culhane
    Obama is the first US president to address the joint houses of parliament [Reuters] Barack Obama, the US president, has addressed the British parliament, saying that Western influence remains strong in the world, despite emerging world powers such as China, India and Brazil. In a speech to both houses of parliament on Wednesday, Obama said that Western powers still had a responsibility to uphold "universal rights", but stressed that this work must be done through multilateral forums like the G20. "Even as more nations take on the responsibilities of global leadership," Obama said, "our alliance will remain indispensable to the...
  • Soros Spends Over $48 Million Funding Media Organizations

    05/20/2011 6:32:48 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | May 18th | Dan Gainor
    It's a scene journalists dream about - a group of coworkers toasting a Pulitzer Prize. For the team at investigative start-up ProPublica, it was the second time their fellow professionals recognized their work for journalism's top honor. For George Soros and ProPublica's other liberal backers, it was again proof that a strategy of funding journalism was a powerful way to influence the American public. It's a strategy that Soros has been deploying extensively in media both in the United States and abroad. Since 2003, Soros has spent more than $48 million funding media properties, including the infrastructure of news -...
  • White House: No More Photo Re-Enactments

    05/12/2011 12:55:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies · 1+ views
    AP/ABC ^ | 5/12/11 | David Bauder
    The White House said it is ending its long-running practice of having presidents re-enact televised speeches for news photographers following major addresses to the country, a little-known arrangement that fed suggestions of fakery when Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden. After Obama's live, late-evening address from the East Room of the White House on May 1, five photographers were ushered in to shoot pictures as the president stood at the podium and re-read a few lines of his speech — a practice that news organizations have protested for years. Even though The Associated Press and other news...
  • Witnesses say man may have pulled gun as Obama motorcade passed near Ground Zero

    05/05/2011 12:17:21 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 84 replies
    Witnesses say man may have pulled gun as Obama motorcade passed near Ground Zero Published: Thursday, May 05, 2011, 2:56 PM Updated: Thursday, May 05, 2011, 3:02 PM Kelly Heyboer/ The Star-Ledger By Kelly Heyboer/ The Star-Ledger NEW YORK — Authorities apprehended a man who witnesses say may have pulled a gun out of a backpack as President Barack Obama's motorcade passed today in New York. The man, who wore a blue hat, had dark curly hair and appeared to be in his 20s, was wearing a backpack. New York Police Department officers and Secret Service agents shouted, "Get down,...
  • 2012 Electionm is Cemented for Obama (4 more years is a done deal)

    05/01/2011 9:53:47 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 131 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 5-1-11 | wac3rd
    One of the most hated men in history has been killed by our troops by a Commander-in-Chief who has done everything in his power to demean, de-fund, impose demeaning homosexuality and restrict the ability of our troops to fight terror, including pursuing civilian trials for captured would-be terrorists. Let's be fair here, the average American hasn't a clue what century the French & Indian War was fought in and probably cannot tell you who who Joe Biden is, so the mainstream media will run with this for all its worth. The Media will give 100% credit to Obama and mark...
  • ACLU: City settles in police spying case (Cops spying on Quakers)

    04/27/2011 2:17:08 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 5 replies
    Chicago Breaking News ^ | 04/26/2011 | Jeremy Gorner
    The city of Chicago agreed to pay the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Friends Service Committee a combined $12,500 after Chicago police sent at least one undercover officer to infiltrate meetings held by the Quaker-based activist group in 2002, the ACLU announced today. The settlement comes following a 2005 petition filed in federal court by the ACLU and AFSC against the city, alleging it violated the activist group’s 1st Amendment rights and “unduly stigmatized and damaged the reputation of the AFSC,” according to court documents. The city has denied those allegations.
  • Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin: First Photo

    04/27/2011 11:31:19 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Wednesday, April 27, 2011 | Lindsay Powers
    Check out the first photo of Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in the upcoming HBO film "Game Change."
  • Obama Makes Campaign Stop of Sorts at Lincoln Memorial (Photo op)

    04/09/2011 3:37:08 PM PDT · by maggief · 47 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 9, 2011 | Carol E. Lee
    EXCERPT “I just wanted to say, real quick, that because Congress was able to settle its differences, that’s why this place is open today and everybody’s able to enjoy their visit,” he said. “And that’s the kind of future cooperation I hope we have going forward. Because this is what America is all about: Everybody from different places enjoying those things that bind us together.” “It is wonderful to spend time with you guys, I hope you have a great time,” Mr. Obama added. The president then climbed back down the stairs, shaking hands all along the way.
  • Radiation found in Tokyo water, infants shouldn't drink - NHK

    (Reuters) - Radiation exceeding health limits for infants was found in a Tokyo city water purifier and authorities are advising that the water not be given to babies, a Tokyo Metropolitan Government official said, confirming an earlier report by NHK public TV.
  • Is Saudia Arabia Intervening In Bahrain?

    02/21/2011 5:27:26 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    BigThink ^ | February 19, 2011 | Mark Seddon
    Back in 1995, when unrest last gripped Bahrain, the Saudis took a particularly strong interest in events across the border, nervous that the contagion of democracy might seep across into Saudi Arabia itself. At the time the Saudis went as far as to station special forces at key choke points, sending a message to the Shia majority in Bahrain that they had better not over-step the mark in their challenge to Sunni, one family rule. The situation in Bahrain is far more serious now, as is the potential for a serious Saudi intervention to rescue the ruling Bahraini family and...
  • NY Times Bids Fond Farewell to Inflammatory Alan Grayson, 'Liberal Folk Hero' of Congress

    01/04/2011 9:55:16 AM PST · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 4 Jan 2011 | Clay Waters
    Democrat Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida, the fiery leftist and Republican hater whose offensive comments about Republicans may well have cost him his seat last November, gets a fairly fond send-off in Monday's New York Times. Reporter Michael Barbaro, previously known for his hostile coverage of Wal-Mart, called Grayson the “pugnaciously partisan, verbal-bomb-tossing, liberal folk hero of the 111th Congress,” and the headline and text box are complimentary. “Enter: Swinging. Exit: Much the Same Way.” The text box: “In or out of Congress, Alan Grayson is a man of strong views.” Barbaro only briefly dealt with Grayson’s history of foul...
  • Ethanol Subsidies: $10 A Gallon And $14 Million Per Job Created

    12/10/2010 7:46:29 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/10/2010 | Jed Graham
    Here's the bottom line for the ethanol tax credits additive to the White House-GOP tax compromise: • $6 billion in subsidies for 2011. • $10 per extra gallon of ethanol. • $14 million per extra job. • $1.2 billion to attract one extra Senate vote. In a season of giving in Washington, the ethanol lobby may come away with even more than it hoped for and its ardent defenders sought. The Senate version of the $858 billion tax bill unveiled late Thursday — just a week after Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., proposed extending the ethanol tax credit at a reduced...
  • Jewish/Christian/Indian Conspiracy Behind WikiLeaks Revelations

    12/06/2010 4:53:39 PM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 12-6-10
    Pakistani Columnist Matloob Ahmad Warraich Alleges Jewish/Christian/Indian Conspiracy Behind WikiLeaks Revelations, Says: 'The American and Jewish Lobbies, Whose Mouths have Tasted Human Blood, These Wolves Now Want to Create Confrontation between Saudi Arabia and Iran'; 'Ahmadinejad, Once Declared as Hitler by WikiLeaks, is… Fighting Valiantly' In a recent article, senior Pakistani columnist Matloob Ahmad Warraich alleged that the Jewish, Christian, European, American, Israeli, and Indian lobbies are behind the release of more than 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables by the website WikliLeaks. Warraich, who has lived for 26 years in Switzerland and moved his family from the U.S. to Pakistan after...