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  • Turkey’s Game-Changing Election

    05/31/2015 11:34:55 PM PDT · by Rabin · 26 replies
    Carnegi Eeurope ^ | MAY 29, 2015 | Marc Pierini, Sinan Ülgen
    Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP). For the first time, is running as a political party instead of independent candidates. The ruling Party (AKP), has won every single election—presidential, legislative, and municipal—without serious opposition since first coming to power in 2002, is looking to introduce an executive presidency. After serving three terms as prime minister, the AKP’s charismatic leader, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, became the country’s first directly elected president by winning 51.8 percent of the popular vote in August 2014.
  • Turkish cxartoonists Sentenced to Jail for Insulting Erdoğan

    03/26/2015 11:05:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Two cartoonists for the popular satirical weekly Penguen have been jailed to 11 months in prison, over a satirical piece on free speech in which they were convicted of including a hidden gesture “insulting” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Cartoonists Bahadır Baruter and Özer Aydoğan were sued for the Aug. 21, 2014, cover of the magazine, which satirized Erdoğan’s election as Turkey’s president. In the drawing, Erdoğan is seen asking whether officials at the new presidential palace in Ankara have prepared “any journalists to slaughter,” referring to ritual sacrifice in Islam, to mark his inauguration. Soon after the publication, a...
  • Erdogan Compares Israel to Hitler, Says: They Will Drown in the Blood They Shed

    09/10/2014 7:08:06 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 15 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 8-3-14
    Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan, speaking at a rally prior to his election as President of Turkey, said: "Just like Hitler tried to create a pure Aryan race in Germany, the State of Israel is pursuing the same goals right now." He further said: "The more they shed blood, the more they will drown in the blood that they shed." The crowds responded with chants: "Damn Israel! Down with Israel!" The address was posted on the Internet on August 3, 2014. Following are excerpts: Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan: 100 years ago, we withdrew our soldiers from Shuj'aiyya, but we never withdrew our hearts....
  • Help with Bundy issues(thnx in advance)

    04/27/2014 8:39:20 AM PDT · by Vendome · 47 replies
    Vanity | 4/27/2014 | Vendome
    Could someone help me understand the issues of Bunny. Sorry, been sick all week and haven't really been doing more than sleep all I can. What are the issues regarding Issues regarding graze fees, when were they instituted, why is Bundy saying he'll pay NV but, not ELM. What's this racism thing I had to hear about ad-naseum yesterday. Just bumper sticker details would be fine along with a few links. I don't need Beck crap or anyone else like him. Just need a bottom line rejoinder so I can Ed Joo Muh Kate my friends on the side of...
  • John Kerry Reportedly Had a Breakfast Meeting With Father of Gaza Flotilla ‘Martyr’ Last Week —

    05/20/2013 7:24:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/20/13 | Sharona Schwartz
    Last week, TheBlaze reported that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan invited the father of one of the radical Islamist activists killed on the 2010 Gaza flotilla to join the official entourage on his visit to the U.S. last week. And while sources familiar with lat weekÂ’s visit told TheBlaze that the father did not enter the White House or meet President Obama to deliver a personal letter about his son, according to the Turkish foreign ministerÂ’s Twitter account Secretary of State John Kerry did meet with the father and even posed for a photo with him. The Turkish news...
  • Turkey’s March Toward Religious Extremism

    10/06/2012 11:48:29 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 2 replies
    Commentary ^ | 05 October 2012 | Michael Rubin
    Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has made no secret of his religious agenda. “We will raise a religious generation,” he told parliament. With the military under Erdoğan’s boot, one-in-five Turkish generals are now imprisoned for offenses emanating from Erdoğan’s fevered imagination.
  • Why Did President Obama Give the Islamist Turkish Prime Minister a Hug?

    11/05/2011 11:01:46 AM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 23 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 11042011 | Sharona Schwartz
    So who is the man who got the “hug treatment”? Erdoğan has shown a commitment to Islamist politics, has demonstrated hostility toward Israel, recently downgrading relations and expelling its ambassador, and says he doesn’t believe Hamas is a terrorist organization. These views have increased his stature across the Middle East.
  • The Direction of Turkey’s Foreign Policy and Strategic Partnerships (Michael Rubin)

    01/04/2011 5:04:18 AM PST · by nuconvert
    Euro-Atlantic Quarterly ^ | Jan. 3, 2011 | Michael Rubin
    For much of his first term in office, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan pursued a balancing act: He sought to reinvigorate ties to the Islamic world while, committing simultaneously committing Turkey to the European Union accession process. After winning reelection in 2007, however, ErdoÄźan veered Turkish foreign policy further toward the Islamic world. TurkeyÂ’s European ambitions fell by the wayside, into the realm of lip service only. TurkeyÂ’s September 2010 referendum marked another milestone. While the poll centered on constitutional reform, the size of ErdoÄźanÂ’s victory imbued him with new confidence. In its wake, he has cast aside any pretense...
  • E-mails from an Enemy

    03/24/2009 3:19:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 577+ views
    Front Page Mag ^ | 3/24/09 | Joe Kaufman
    Given my line of work, from time to time, I get angry e-mails from people affiliated with hate and/or terror-related groups – groups that I have worked hard to expose and hopefully, one day, help to shut down. Recently, I was sent a handful of e-mails from the President of the campus chapter of the Muslim American Society (MAS on Campus) at John Jay College in New York City. The specifics contained within them were a valuable confirmation of things previously suspected to be true. In April of 2003, I received a series of e-mails from an individual identifying himself...
  • The Amazing Story Behind Tho Global Warming Scam

    01/29/2009 7:43:40 AM PST · by rellimpank · 19 replies · 1,551+ views
    KUSI-San Diego ^ | John Coleman
    The key players are now all in place in Washington and in state governments across America to officially label carbon dioxide as a pollutant and enact laws that tax we citizens for our carbon footprints. Only two details stand in the way, the faltering economic times and a dramatic turn toward a colder climate. The last two bitter winters have lead to a rise in public awareness that CO2 is not a pollutant and is not a significant greenhouse gas that is triggering runaway global warming. How did we ever get to this point where bad science is driving big...
  • Gore: Planet is in ‘grave danger’

    01/29/2009 8:13:00 AM PST · by Turret Gunner A20 · 60 replies · 1,928+ views
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | 01/28/09 | J. Taylor Rushing
    Former Vice President Al Gore brought a stark message to the Senate on Wednesday: A new climate change treaty is critical to continuing human life on Earth. The Nobel Peace Prize winner urged the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to push for a U.S.-brokered treaty in December in Copenhagen, Denmark, where the United Nations will host a climate change conference. Only the United States can lead such an effort, he said. “This is the one challenge that could completely end human civilization, and it is rushing at us with such speed and force,” said Gore, who won an Oscar for the...
  • An Empire's Epidemic (Justinian Plague)

    09/18/2006 4:38:39 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies · 1,248+ views
    UCLA ^ | 5-6-2002 | Thomas H Maugh II
    An Empire's Epidemic Scientists Use DNA in Search for Answers to 6th Century Plague By THOMAS H. MAUGH II, Times Staff Writer By the middle of the 6th century, the Emperor Justinian had spread his Byzantine Empire around the rim of the Mediterranean and throughout Europe, laying the groundwork for what he hoped would be a long-lived dynasty. His dreams were shattered when disease-bearing mice from lower Egypt reached the harbor town of Pelusium in AD 540. From there, the devastating disease spread to Alexandria and, by ship, to Constantinople, Justinian's capital, before surging throughout his empire. By the time...
  • What You Should Do To Prepare For An Epidemic (DHHS)

    03/13/2006 10:10:32 AM PST · by blam · 285 replies · 5,447+ views
    ABC News ^ | 3-12-2006 | Lara Setrakian
    What You Should Do to Prepare for an EpidemicStock Up on Essentials and Have an 'Outbreak Plan'How To Protect Yourself Bird Flu How Would You Know If You Had Avian Flu?A Bit of Context on the Bird Flu Threat How To Protect Yourself By LARA SETRAKIAN March 12, 2006 — Will there be an outbreak of avian flu that threatens humans? Many experts disagree on when or if a human pandemic will occur, but do say there is a chance that the virus could mutate, leading to widespread infection. In that case, the best thing you and your family can...
  • SV man's sister gives him an early gift (The Gift of Life)

    12/25/2005 8:49:07 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 321+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Dec 25, 2005 | Amanda Baillie
    SIERRA VISTA — When Jay Record woke up this morning, he already had the gift he wanted — a new kidney. Now the Sierra Vista dad hopes to be starting 2006 with a new lease of life after receiving the kidney from his sister Juliann. The siblings are now recovering from the Dec. 15 operation, which took place at the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix. “I felt great knowing that I would be getting a healthy kidney, especially coming from a family member. That made it really special,” said Jay, 34, who first learned his kidneys were not...
  • Shameless smear campaign (Sheehan responds in an email)

    08/18/2005 5:56:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies · 2,050+ views
    email ^ | August 18, 2005 | Cindy Sheehan
    The warmongers will stop at nothing. If you hear these lies, please be forearmed with the truth: (This from the website of Rep. John Conyers:{00BD10CF-C087-4EBD-A7D3-C9EE6B68B214} Rebutting the Lies of the Right Wing Smear Campaign -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There are plenty of lies being spread about Cindy. Here’s a little help sorting through the fiction. Feel free to cut-and-paste and share these with others. Cindy is a being manipulated by liberal activist groups. Cindy went to Crawford on a moment’s notice without discussing or coordinating her plans with any organization. She was accompanied to Crawford by a handful of dear friends. Cindy...
  • A New Yorker Kind of Guy (He worked for Time, spied for the Communists, and helped kill Americans)

    06/08/2005 10:23:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies · 1,844+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 6/9/2005 | Ben Stein
    If you wanted to see the perfect example of the ethical and moral collapse of the Mainstream Media, you could not do better than a long article in the New Yorker of May 23, 2005. The article is entitled, "The Spy Who Loved Us." Written by a teacher at the University of Albany, named Thomas Bass, it's about a man named Pham Xuan An. Now very old, An was -- among many other things -- a correspondent in Saigon during the Vietnam War for Time magazine. He was apparently considered a particularly brilliant and well-informed correspondent and very well liked...
  • Pakistani killed for desecrating Koran (climbed a tree to escape an angry mob of 400 muslims)

    04/23/2005 5:25:22 PM PDT · by underlying · 20 replies · 1,424+ views
    Big News Network ^ | Saturday 23rd April, 2005 | UPI
    Pakistani killed for desecrating Koran A man in a small village in western Pakistan was shot and killed after a local cleric declared him an infidel for desecrating the Koran. Ashiq Nabi, who had been on the run since Monday after being accused of blasphemy, was shot Wednesday after begging for his life and then climbing a tree to escape an angry mob of about 400 villagers, the Pakistani newspaper Dawn reported. Ashiq, who lived in a village about 18 miles outside Peshawar, allegedly had desecrated the Koran Monday during an argument with his wife. After his uncle complained, police...
  • McCain-Feingold Online (Free Republic to kiss the First Amendment goodbye?)

    03/23/2005 2:21:55 AM PST · by The Raven · 25 replies · 880+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | Mar 23, 2005 | editorial
    When it comes to the law of unintended consequences, the McCain-Feingold campaign-finance "reform" is rapidly becoming a legal phenomenon. The latest example comes courtesy of the Federal Election Commission, where officials are being asked to extend the law to the very people it is supposed to empower: individual citizens. snip The problem facing the FEC is that McCain-Feingold broadly restricts coordination with, and contributions to, political candidates. So what is the agency to do with all those people who use their Web sites to praise a candidate? Computers and Web access cost money, which could be construed as a financial...
  • Rumsfeld: Northern Attack on Iraq Would Have Helped Squelch Insurgents

    03/20/2005 1:35:07 PM PST · by MamaLucci · 29 replies · 3,042+ views AP News ^ | 03-20-05 | Siobhan McDonough
    The level of insurgency in postwar Iraq wouldn't be so high if the U.S.-led coalition had been able to invade from the north, through Turkey, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Sunday.
  • The Beast is Back ("Real I.D." for an all too real world)

    02/25/2005 3:20:59 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 12 replies · 975+ views
    reason online ^ | Brian Doherty
    Even in a relationship that has clearly gone somewhere beyond abusive, it can hurt to be reminded how little our "partners" in D.C.—supposedly our agents, in fact, representing our own interests and using only powers we've ceded them—really respect us. No matter how loyal and supportive we try to be—they ask us to trouble ourselves to vote, and more than half of us do, and it seems to make them so proud—well, every once in a while the velvet glove comes off and we get bitchslapped hard with an open iron slap. Not a fist—that would acknowledge that they actually...
  • The Million-Dollar Qur’an Challenge

    02/17/2005 5:38:41 AM PST · by indcons · 6 replies · 381+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 17, 2005 | Robert Spencer
    A prominent Islamic apologist named Jamal Badawi, renowned as a moderate Muslim has offered one million dollars to anyone who can find references in the Qur'an that condone religious war, or jihad. The Bergen Record reported this at face value, so even though it noted that Badawi made the challenge jokingly, Badawi's point was made: the Qur'an does not teach religious warfare, and it is only media distortion that gives any other impression. Badawi almost certainly knows better. But his joking offer only obfuscates the truth about how jihadists use the Qur'an to recruit and motivate terrorists thereby blindsiding gullible...
  • Parting Company Is An Option

    12/21/2004 7:01:52 AM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 63 replies · 1,576+ views
    Walter E. Williams, George Mason University ^ | February 26, 2004 | Walter E. Williams
    Parting Company Is An Option by Walter E. Williams My last essay in Ideas On Liberty, "How Did We Get Here?", provided clear evidence that Congress, the White House, as well as the Courts, had vastly exceeded powers delegated to them by our Constitution. To have an appreciation for the magnitude of the usurpation, one need only read Federalist Paper 45, where James Madison the acknowledged father of our Constitution explained, "The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the Federal Government, are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State Governments are numerous and indefinite. The...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Honor student plotted mother's murder, police say (Kept an online journal)

    11/28/2004 7:40:46 PM PST · by Zechariah11 · 49 replies · 2,572+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | November 26, 2004 | Peter Porco
    By PETER PORCO Anchorage Daily News November 26, 2004 ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Sixteen-year-old Rachelle A. Waterman would appear to be any parent's ideal child - an honor student, an athlete, a gifted singer. But for months, she planned her mother's murder with two of her former boyfriends who are eight years her senior, according to Alaska State Troopers. Two weekends ago on Southeast's Prince of Wales Island, their plot ended in the death of 48-year-old Lauri Waterman of Craig, according to court papers. Lauri Waterman, a teacher's aide and community activist, was killed by one of the men using a...
  • In Texas, 28,000 Students Test an Electronic Eye

    11/17/2004 4:33:45 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 58 replies · 1,759+ views
    new york times ^ | 11 17 04 | MATT RICHTEL
    <p>PRING, Tex. - In front of her gated apartment complex, Courtney Payne, a 9-year-old fourth grader with dark hair pulled tightly into a ponytail, exits a yellow school bus. Moments later, her movement is observed by Alan Bragg, the local police chief, standing in a windowless control room more than a mile away.</p>
  • Hanegbi Adds Fuel: "Someone Is Planning An Assassination"

    07/07/2004 11:14:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 930+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | July 7, 2004 | staff
    "There are already people who have made the decision that if/when the time comes, they will try to kill a minister, a Prime Minister, an army officer or a policeman." So said Public Security Minister Tzachi HaNegbi last night. The incitement campaign against the right-wing continues. Public Security Minister Tzachi HaNegbi, a sometimes leader himself of right-wing causes in the recent and more distant past, said last night that in his opinion, "there are already people who have made the decision that if/when the time comes, they will try to kill a minister, a Prime Minister, an army officer or...
  • Finding New Life on an Old Road

    10/27/2003 3:40:28 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 6 replies · 157+ views
    wired news ^ | Oct. 27, 2003 | Michelle Delio
    <p>YORK -- Richard Weingroff really loves roads, as long as he doesn't have to travel too far on them.</p> <p>Weingroff, information liaison specialist for the Federal Highway Administration and the FHA's unofficial historian, doesn't have anything against roads -- he just doesn't like to travel much. But when he does hit the road, he sticks to the new interstates and steers clear of the older secondary highways.</p>
  • Signs Of An Eruption

    08/29/2003 5:37:16 PM PDT · by blam · 107 replies · 6,185+ views
    BBC ^ | 8-30-2003
    Signs of an eruptionFor days before the eruption the volcano had been screaming 'I'm about to explode' Bernard Chouet A scientist has found a way to use earthquakes to predict when volcanoes will erupt. Swiss scientist Bernard Chouet fell in love with volcanoes when he witnessed spectacular fountains of lava spewing from Sicily's Mount Etna in 1969. Now at the US Geological Survey, Chouet has devoted his career to finding a way to predict deadly volcanic eruptions. He is haunted by a disaster in South America that killed 25,000 people. When Colombia's Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupted in 1985, it...
  • FBI Still Watching Hatfill

    05/09/2003 9:31:15 AM PDT · by Princeton · 5 replies · 214+ views
    CBS NEWS ^ | May 9, 2003 02:16:06
    (CBS) Publicly, not much at all has happened in the FBI's anthrax investigation since the search last winter of a small pond in upper Maryland. Divers went to the bottom but came up empty handed. Privately, however, agents say it would only have been icing on the cake because they believe they already have their man, even if they never get his indictment, reports CBS News Correspondent Jim Stewart. Bio-weapons researcher Dr. Steven Hatfill, sources confirm, remains the FBI's number one suspect in the attacks, even though round-the-clock surveillance and extensive searches have failed to develop more than what even Justice...
  • An Uncommon Cold (SARS)

    04/02/2003 4:07:59 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 359+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 4-3-2003 | Jeremy Laurance
    An uncommon coldA mysterious and deadly virus is spreading rapidly across the globe. What caused the outbreak? And are the right steps now being taken to contain it? Jeremy Laurance follows the trail of the disease to a Hong Kong hotel to find out 03 April 2003 There is the faintest whiff of disinfectant from the lift lobby on the ninth floor of the Metropole Hotel in Hong Kong. A lonely jar of artificial flowers stands in front of the mirrored glass and there are two pastel drawings of rural Chinese scenes on the wall. But no itinerant businessmen or...
  • Al Gore: An Oaf Resurfaces

    07/08/2002 7:12:36 AM PDT · by Hillary's Folly · 16 replies · 242+ views ^ | Norm Liebmann
    The only thing anyone can learn by being in close proximity to Bill Clinton is how to lie your ass off, and Gore has been not only an apt, but also an eager pupil. As Vice President, he began patterning himself after Bill Clinton, America's world class perjurer. Before scheduling outdoor speeches, Bubba and Al had to determine whose turn it is to wear the lightening rod. Recently, Al went on record saying, "I didn't know that thing at the Buddhist temple was a fundraiser, I thought it was a Manchurian bar mitzvah." Since uttering that barefaced fabrication, people...