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  • St Petersburg metro blast leaves many injured - media

    04/03/2017 5:23:35 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 185 replies
    An explosion has hit an underground station in the city of St Petersburg, Russian media report. The Tass and Interfax agencies reported a blast at the Sennaya Ploshchad metro station, which left a number of victims.
  • Paulson, Bernanke, And Geithner: You Were Right - We Were Wrong — Thank You For Saving The Economy

    12/11/2012 5:22:45 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-11-2012 | Mark Dow
    It's Time To Tell Paulson, Bernanke, And Geithner: You Were Right And We Were Wrong — Thank You For Saving The Economy Mark Dow, Behavioral MacroDec. 11, 2012, 2:07 PM URL Mark Dow is a proprietary trader and author of the blog Behavioral Macro. The U.S. Treasury this morning rid itself of the last piece of exposure it had to AIG, the insurer at the center of the 2008 financial crisis. Both the Fed and the U.S. Treasury intervened heavily during the crisis, with the ostensible objective of stabilizing the system and circuit-breaking the self-reinforcing fear that was already rippling...
  • Doctors Push For Easier Access For Plan B Prescriptions For Teens

    11/26/2012 11:36:10 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 19 replies
    RTT News ^ | 11-26 | Staff Writer
    The American Academy of Pediatrics is encouraging doctors to issue teenagers prescriptions for the emergency contraception pill Plan B before they begin having sex. According to their new report, the drug is far more effective if used within 24 hours of conception and it could easily take that long for a teen to obtain a script for the drug. The teen birth rate in the U.S. is currently about 34.3 births per every 1,000 women and while the AAP recommends pre-emptive contraception prescriptions, they acknowledge it's a short-term fix: "That's tragic, really. We really can do better. By providing more...
  • Hillary's Plan B

    04/08/2012 11:24:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/9/12 | Paul J. Shlichta
    In the middle of the battle for this year's Republican nomination, a curiously irrelevant diversion has appeared. Suddenly, we're told, a "Hillary 2016" bandwagon has sprung up out of nowhere. Senator Gillibrand proposed the idea, Nancy Pelosi endorsed it, Bill Clinton has coyly denied it (but given it his blessing), and a Google search discloses over 300 hits about it. In Hollywood, they say that if a starlet gets on a magazine cover, she's lucky, if she gets on two, she's good, but if she gets on half a dozen, all at once, she's got a good agent. Those 300...
  • Palin Cheap-Shots a Good Reporter

    08/16/2011 5:55:33 PM PDT · by TomServo · 106 replies
    American Spectator Blog ^ | 08/15/11 | Quin Hillyer
    The press corps has a mild buzz going about a weekend contretemps ginned up, for publicity's sake, by Sarah Palin's camp, in her ongoing campaign to show how badly she is victimized by the media. The odd thing is that she has been victimized by the media, horribly so, and many of us (myself included, in several posts after the Gabby Giffords shooting) have rushed to her defense -- so she doesn't need to gin up controversies out of thin air. But that's exactly what she and her team did this past weekend.
  • Blacks and Republicans (Thomas Sowell)

    03/15/2011 11:09:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 15, 2011 | Thomas Sowell
    San Francisco's irrepressible former mayor, Willie Brown, was walking along one of the city's streets when he happened to run into another former city official that he knew, James McCray. McCray's greeting to him was "You're 10." "What are you talking about?" Willie Brown asked. McCray replied: "I just walked from Civic Center to Third Street and you're only the 10th black person I've seen." That is hardly surprising. The black population of San Francisco is less than half of what it was in 1970, and it fell another 19 percent in the past decade. A few years ago,...
  • Democratic Lawmaker and Conservative Group Exchange Accusations of Voter Intimidation

    10/30/2010 4:16:17 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/30/10
    The New Black Panther Party says it will monitor the Patriots after Patriots leader Catherine Engelbrecht was caught on video warning poll watchers about Black Panther members in Houston.
  • Blumenthal in the Nixon White House

    05/18/2010 11:46:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 994+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 18, 2010 | James Rosen
    As the New York Times has reported, Connecticut Attorney General and Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal remained stateside during the Vietnam War thanks to five deferments he obtained, the last of which enabled him to take a job in the Nixon White House. During research for my book The Strong Man: John Mitchell and the Secrets of Watergate (Doubleday 2008), I uncovered some documents that showed Blumenthal, then a staff lawyer for Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a key domestic policy adviser to the president, had aroused the suspicions of Attorney General Mitchell. The year was 1969, and the country was wracked by...
  • Obama concedes he hasn't brought country together (Still gives himself a B+)

    01/13/2010 4:20:17 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 31 replies · 884+ views
    Breitbart (AP) ^ | January 13, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he has not succeeded in bringing the country together, acknowledging an atmosphere of divisiveness that has washed away the lofty national feeling surrounding his inauguration a year ago. "That's what's been lost this year ... that whole sense of changing how Washington works," Obama said in an interview with People magazine. The president said his second-year agenda will be refocused on uniting the country around common values, "whether we're Democrats or Republicans." "We all want work that's satisfying, pays the bills and gives children a better future and security," Obama said in the...
  • School of Obama

    12/22/2009 8:46:46 PM PST · by txroadkill · 258+ views ^ | 12/20/2009 | Jim Michell
    First it was social promotions. When our children had difficulty passing, we went to a pass/fail system that no longer honored achievement but simply sent the student on to the next grade in order to NOT stigmatize the child. Less emphasis was placed on factual and historical learning and placed on project achievements and social awareness sensitivity. 2 + 2 could = 5 if we tried hard. And we get dumber. Next we went to No Child Left Behind. In order to increase the minimal education level of American students, we began to “test Teach”. That is, the teachers and...
  • Rookie Mistakes

    09/28/2009 2:32:01 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 756+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2009 | Aaron Gee
    The press is all agog over the President leading the UN security council which came out with extremely artfully worded resolution that endorses the eventual goal of "a world without nuclear weapons". That document is so carefully wordsmithed that the 2 most obvious violators of the UN's non proliferation treaty Iran and North Korea weren't mentioned by name. A vaguely worded document from an dysfunctional international agency and the press tells us how much progress is being made. The facts tell a different story, a story of a rookie in way over his head.
  • Stimulus' downside: Rising jobless rate

    07/12/2009 6:15:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies · 633+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | July 12, 2009 | By Joseph N. DiStefano
    They saved the banks. Who cares . . . if people are still losing their jobs? So is another stimulus in the works? "Any economic stimulus plan is going to be part political, part economic." Last winter's plan "was two parts political, loaded with projects for folks who'd missed out the past eight years," said Vitner. "If they're going to get another one through, it's going to have to help the folks who didn't support the first one." That means more road and bridge projects, more aid to state and local governments, and maybe tax breaks for small business.
  • Governor Urges President to Stand Firm (Palin)

    05/29/2009 4:25:26 PM PDT · by redk · 61 replies · 2,110+ views
    May 29, 2009, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sarah Palin called on President Barack Obama to take a firm stand against North Korea and defend the states and territories of the United States of America and American allies on the Korean peninsula. This morning, North Korea launched its sixth short-range missile since Monday’s nuclear test. North Korea has also stated that it is no longer bound by the 1953 armistice that ended the Korean War. Further, President Obama has proposed a $1.4 billion reduction of the Missile Defense Agency’s budget. “The United Nations sanctions have failed to stop North Korea’s development...
  • NYC Tea Party, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2 PM, City Hall Park

    02/28/2009 5:07:45 AM PST · by samsmom · 34 replies · 930+ views
    Facebook Event Invitation
    NYC, a liberal stronghold--wouldn't it be great if we had a massive turnout! Let's get out there. We say NO to our government's ridiculous spending and our nationwide Tea Parties are a defiant show of unity and protest. 2PM, Saturday Feb. 28th, City Hall Park in Manhattan. Let's make our voice heard NYC! Agenda: We are protesting the irresponsibility of the government's spending and also Obama's desire for $300 billion more. 2:00pm start time: Organizers comments 2:10pm: Confirmed speakers and anyone from the crowd who wishes to address everyone. 2:45pm: Closing statements, press interviews 3:00pm: End. Then head to a...
  • Navy Admiral to Lead Review of Guantanamo Detention Facility

    02/03/2009 5:06:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 291+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2009 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has selected a Navy four-star admiral to lead an assessment of operations at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a senior Defense Department official said here today. Adm. Patrick M. Walsh, the vice chief of Naval Operations, will head the review, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell told reporters. The White House has tasked the Pentagon to assess the detention operations at Guantanamo Bay as part of President Barack Obama’s decision to close the facility, Morrell said. Obama issued an executive order Jan. 22 that directs the closure of...
  • Holbrooke to travel to South Asia

    01/29/2009 7:13:21 PM PST · by markomalley · 2 replies · 300+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/29/2009
    ichard Holbrooke, the administration's new envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan will make his first trip to the region next week, the State Department said Thursday. Holbrooke will travel to South Asia after attending a security conference in Munich, Germany, acting department spokesman Robert Wood told reporters. Although his schedule was not set, he was expected to travel to Afghanistan and Pakistan. It was unclear whether he would travel to neighboring India, which is still engaged in a tense standoff with Pakistan after the December terror attacks in Mumbai. Wood said that Holbrooke will "touch base with various leaders in the...
  • Navy Commissions USS George H.W. Bush with Namesake on Hand

    01/10/2009 12:42:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 39 replies · 1,628+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2009 – With traditional pomp and circumstance and its namesake on hand, the last Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, USS George H.W. Bush, was commissioned in Norfolk, Va., today. “So what do you give a guy who has been blessed and has just about everything he has ever needed?” President George W. Bush, son of former President George H.W. Bush, joked during the ceremony. “Well, an aircraft carrier.” The story of the USS George H.W. Bush, also known as CVN 77, begins well before its keel-laying in September 2003. It began in the early days of World War...
  • Barack Obama Says "Get In Their Face": Supporter Slices "B" Into Woman's Face And Robs Her

    10/23/2008 6:06:33 PM PDT · by TheFourthMagi · 68 replies · 2,962+ views
    YouTube ^ | October 23, 2008 | YouTube
    Video of news report and of Barack, or "B", as his supporters call him, is all right HERE.
  • McCain supporter maimed for her politics by robber (BHO "In Your Face" Supporter)

    10/23/2008 3:01:13 PM PDT · by red flanker · 53 replies · 2,381+ views
    Hot Air ^ | October 23, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    A 20-year-old woman got robbed at an ATM in a Pittsburgh suburb, and normally that would not make national news. However, her robber wanted to make a political statement as well. After seeing a McCain bumper sticker on her car, he beat the woman and scratched a “B” into her face: A 20-year-old woman who was robbed at an ATM in Bloomfield was also maimed by her attacker, police said.
  • How FSB/GRU supposedly "rogue" operations carry out killings (a disturbing Russian article) - part 5

    02/13/2007 7:26:38 PM PST · by JadeEmperor · 3 replies · 603+ views
    Novaya Gazeta ^ | 01/11/2007 | Igor Korolkov
    Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4The security agencies intimidateThe document that was quoted is naturally against the Constitution, the norms of criminal law and any ideas that we may share about a state where extrajudicial punishments are not possible. In any case, this is exactly what the leadership of our country has been saying. But it is quite obvious that inside our country there exists a dedicated system of security agencies aimed exactly at carrying out extrajudicial punishments. But should the quote from an undated and unsigned document be trusted? The person who had leaked the document to...