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  • US Navy sailor sentenced to two-and-a-half years hard labor for raping Japanese tourist

    07/16/2016 2:01:03 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 July 2016 | Hannah Parry For
    A U.S. Navy sailor was sentenced Friday to two-and-a-half years hard labor for raping a Japanese tourist in Okinawa. Justin Castellanos, 24, who was based in the district's Camp Schwab, pleaded guilty in May to raping the 40-year-old victim in his hotel room in Naha, south Japan on March 13. The serviceman had found the woman, who was drunk and asleep in the hotel lobby, and taken her up to his room where he assaulted her. 'I am sorry for what I have done,' he told the court. 'My heart is filled with regret,' Stars and Stripes reports.
  • Marco Rubio's November Electability Problem

    02/02/2016 11:10:55 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Feb 2, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    There hasn’t been this much excitement in the luxury boxes since the 1991 Kentucky Derby when Mane Minister showed at 87-1. Marco Rubio’s expected third-place showing set off a frenzy of spin and sly promotion in the commentary class. The conventional wisdom is that Rubio is the more electable Republican in November as compared to Ted Cruz or Donald Trump. The conventional wisdom is wrong, just as it was in 2012 and 2008. Marco Rubio has two significant problems that render him a problematic November candidate. The first is his record on the most important issue of the year. The...
  • Moon Village Is International Space Station Successor, Stepping Stone To Mars: ESA Head

    01/18/2016 8:28:52 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 31 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 16JAN2016 | Katherine Derla
    European Space Agency's head Jan Woerner released the vision outline for the Moon Village, which could replace the International Space Station as early as 2030. The lunar village will be composed of structures created by 3D printers and robots using Moon dusts as raw materials. Woerner became the ESA head in July 2015 and made the Moon mission the space agency's central project. Woerner added that this lunar project is a crucial step towards the future flight to Mars. "I looked into the requirements I see for a project after ISS. As of today, I see the Moon Village as...
  • Obamanation: What Has Become of America?

    08/17/2015 6:52:19 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 8-14-2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    Many political reporters are trying to ascertain why there is so much anger on the right. Why are so many people willing to cast a protest vote for Donald Trump given his personal baggage and ideological inconsistencies? Why is there unprecedented hatred for the Republican Party by GOP voters, bordering on calls for a third party? On a Friday during the dog days of summer, there is usually not a lot of political news worthy of print. But this year is different. Not a day goes by when Americans are not entreated to another story about the foundation of their...
  • Why Waukesha is the perfect launching point for Scott Walker

    07/09/2015 6:11:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The News Graphic (Ozaukee Co.) ^ | 7-9-15 | Mark Belling
    It is appropriate Scott Walker will be making his formal presidential candidacy announcement in Waukesha. While Walker may be a Wauwatosa resident and was Milwaukee County executive before being elected governor, his political base and the biggest reason he is a viable presidential contender is the Milwaukee suburbs. Waukesha is the unofficial capital of the suburbs and the heart of Walker Country. In all three of Walkers winning elections for governor, he received staggering margins in the crescent moon region that wraps around Milwaukee County. Walker drew more than 70 percent of the vote in Washington, Waukesha, Ozaukee...
  • Cyprus to offer military facilities to Russia: President

    02/08/2015 8:33:24 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 1-7-2015 | Xinhua
    Cyprus will offer Russia military facilities on its soil, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Friday. In an interview with a local newspaper, Anastasiades said that a pact strengthening defense relations between the two countries will be signed when he visits Moscow on Feb. 25. "There is an old (defense) agreement which is to be renewed as it is. At the same time, some additional facilities will be provided just like we do with other countries - France and Germany for example," Anastasiades said. Cyprus is currently providing facilities to French planes, such as refueling and maintenance at an air force...
  • New Jersey Assembly Bill 2812

    10/11/2014 8:42:55 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 8 replies
    LegisScan ^ | march 24th 2014 | NJ Politicians
    Requires development of longitudinal data system that maintains individuals' data from preschool through entry into workforce
  • Russian Navy sends flotilla to Arctic to start permanent service at military base

    09/06/2014 12:41:42 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 45 replies
    RT ^ | 9-6-2014 | RT
    Six vessels fom the Russian North fleet have left their base in Severomorsk in the Barents Sea and set off for the New Siberian Islands, where a military base under reconstruction will start functioning later this year. The major goal of the latest expedition of the North fleet ships to the Arctic is to deliver personnel, equipment and property of the North fleets tactical group, which starting this year is going to fulfill military service at the New Siberian Islands on a permanent basis, said the North fleet commander, admiral Vladimir Korolyov. The six vessels currently on their way to...
  • Stripper cars going extinct? Blame the seven-year loan

    06/21/2014 10:04:44 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 226 replies
    Motoramic/yahoo ^ | 6-30-14 | Steven Lang
    The days when a bare-bones "stripper" car came with vinyl seats, rubber floor mats and no air conditioning are long gone. Today, convenience and cold air come standard for all models, along with a long list of niceties that were once the sole domain of the loaded vehicle. A base Chevy Spark, as one example, offers aluminum wheels, ten standard airbags, power windows even six months of OnStar service, in case you lock your keys in the car. On the surface, the new car market is offering better values than ever. There is just one small problem with nearly...
  • 9 million reasons

    05/21/2014 2:54:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    NRCC | Speaker John Boehner
    Friend, In just 10 days, we hit a critical end-of-month FEC Fundraising Deadline. The NRCC will publicly report how much money we raised in May and I am determined to have a strong showing. We're counting on supporters like you to help us reach our goal. Will you please contribute $100, $75, or even $50, right now towards our end of the month fundraising deadline? Even $25 goes a long way, Friend. President Obama's campaign machine is a serious threat to our Republican House Majority. Thats why I have decided to double-match every contribution we receive before midnight May 31st....
  • Ft. Hood Shooter Ran Free for 15 to 20 Minutes Before Being Stopped by Military Policewoman

    04/03/2014 10:04:37 AM PDT · by montag813 · 73 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-03-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right News Outrageous. Reckless. Senseless. That is what many military families are calling the continuing ban on concealed carry for servicemembers on U.S. military bases. Bases like Ft. Hood, where 3 brave members of our military were gunned down by an apparently mentally-compromised Spc. Ivan Lopez. And the outrage will only grow in light of a new shocking report that Lopez was able to remain free for 15 to 20 minutes -- more than enough time for him to kill 3 and wound 16 -- before finally beingconfronted by a military policewoman, whereupon he took...
  • Top intelligence chiefs warn Syria could become base for attacks against US

    02/04/2014 7:23:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Fox News, ^ | 2/4/14 | Jennifer Griffin
    For the second time in a week, the nations top intelligence chiefs Tuesday issued a scathing assessment of the global threats facing the United States, warning that Syria is becoming a base from which extremist, Al Qaeda-linked groups could attack the U.S. We are concerned about the use of Syrian territory by the Al Qaeda organization to recruit individuals and develop the capability to be able not just to carry out attacks inside of Syria, but also to use Syria as a launching pad, said CIA Director John Brennan at a hearing before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
  • Fugitive Illegal Alien Obtains Security Clearance, Access to Arizona Air Force Base

    01/21/2014 6:47:17 PM PST · by montag813 · 12 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-21-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | TopRight News A potentially disastrous security breach by the Pentagon was discovered bysheriff's deputies during a routine traffic stop in Southern Arizona. Pinal County deputies stopped a 2006 Ford Expedition for a traffic violation.The Mexican national initially presented an Arizona Identification Card, in the name of Armando Villalobos of Phoenix. A records check revealed that not only did the illegal alien have no driver's license, but there were outstanding felony warrants for his arrest in Texas.The suspect eventually told the deputy that his real name was in fact Mario Bustamante, 37, and that he was in...
  • Is this an alien structure or a secret human moon base?

    01/19/2014 10:01:11 PM PST · by Errant · 84 replies
    Sunday World ^ | 18 January 2014
    A mystery object spotted on the surface of the moon has sent conspiracy theorists into overdrive. The bizarre wedge-shaped structure with rows of seven light-like dots along its edge appears on the lunar surface. It was discovered on the Google Moon viewer at coordinates 22042'38.46N and 142034'44.52E. Speculation has exploded over the images of the anomaly that UFO websites have likened to an alien lunar base or spaceship. There are also theories that it is an alien spaceship nestled under the dust of the moon or even a secret moon base occupied by humans.
  • Illegals march across classified military base 'I think the average American should be petrified'

    11/24/2013 8:24:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    wnd ^ | 11/24/13
    An investigative report from an Arizona television station reveals illegal aliens routinely are marching across a classified military base in order to enter the U.S., and the militarys perspective is that its not the Department of Defenses responsibility to chase down invaders. The report comes from KVOA-TV in Tucson, which reported that the fort, which is the home to the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, is having hundreds, perhaps thousands, of illegal aliens come across its 73,000 acres. The site is located in the Huachuca Mountains only a few miles from the border...
  • Reports: Syrian air base destroyed in missile attack from sea

    10/31/2013 1:00:43 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-31-2013 | YASSER OKBI
    Unclear who is behind the attack on base located in stronghold of Assad's Alawites, but Syrian, Lebanese media accuse Israel; Channel 2 reports attack's target were S-125 surface-to-air missiles.
  • RNC changes spending strategy to focus on early grassroots

    10/28/2013 11:04:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 28, 2913 | REBECCA BERG
    The Republican National Committee is taking a drastically different approach to spending its money in the upcoming mid-term elections next year, putting up more money early on in the campaigns to build the party's grassroots rather than stockpile its cash until the final days of the election as it has been in the past. "Things have changed," RNC spokesperson Sean Spicer wrote in a memo Monday. "That [former] strategy is both outdated and ineffective." Now, instead of spending primarily on television ads and get-out-the-vote operations during the election's final 90 days, the RNC says it is investing in consistent outreach...
  • (vanity) Dear GOP base, we don't need you anymore. Now go back to the fields and work peasants!!!!

    10/16/2013 5:51:26 PM PDT · by Kolath · 41 replies
    Kolath | 10/16/2013 | Kolath
    Dear GOP base, We will break the bank, vote for amnesty, and replace you tea partiers and Evangelicals with a new voter base. If you wish to stay around and be treated the same way Democrats treat African Americans, be our guest. Now go back to the fields and generate wealth so we can suck it up. Signed, GOPe (aka Progressive lite)
  • Ted Cruz Reveals that the Republican Establishment Despise Their Own Base

    09/26/2013 1:54:08 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 88 replies ^ | 9-26-2013 | Karin McQuillan
    The Revolutionary War was a rebellion against Britain, but it first required a battle between Tories and Patriots. Ted Cruz is fighting for the honor of leading the conservative movement. The main goal is to give the American people a voice, defeat the Democrat Party, and take over Congress and the White House, so we can shrink our federal government back to constitutional limits. The battleground of the moment is ObamaCare. But the first adversary that must be defeated is the Republican establishment. Is it any wonder that the Republican leadership is working to make sure the defunding effort fails?...
  • U.S. publishes details of missile base Israel wanted kept secret

    06/03/2013 8:41:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies ^ | 6/3/13 | Sheera Frenkel | McClatchy Foreign Staff
    TEL AVIV, Israel Israels military fumed Monday over the discovery that the U.S. government had revealed details of a top-secret Israeli military installation in published bid requests. The Obama administration had promised to build Israel a state-of-the-art facility to house a new ballistic-missile defense system, the Arrow 3. As with all Defense Department projects, detailed specifications were made public so that contractors could bid on the $25 million project. The specifications included more than 1,000 pages of details on the facility, ranging from the heating and cooling systems to the thickness of the walls. "If an enemy of Israel...
  • 3-D Printed Buildings Coming Soon to a Moon Near You

    02/03/2013 5:20:34 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 20 replies ^ | 1FEB2013 | Tim Maly
    For space scientists dreaming up a manned base on the moon, 3D printing with lunar dust looms as an attractive possibility. Such on-demand fabrication would allow astronauts to repair broken parts, manufacture spare ones and maybe even build structures, all out of the dirt scooped from under their boots. In a new study involving artificial moon dust, engineers have shown that the technology is close to becoming reality. With 10 pounds of simulated lunar dirt (or regolith) in hand, NASA officials approached researchers at Washington State University and challenged them to melt and resolidify the fake moon rock using 3D...
  • Israel, Unofficially: We Struck Missiles before They Left Base

    02/02/2013 2:34:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/2/13 | Gil Ronen
    Israel explained on Friday, unofficially, what happened on the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, when its planes allegedly attacked a target in Syria. It also explained why Syria gave a false version of what had happened. Video According to this unofficial Israeli version, the target was a convoy of SA-17 missiles that was preparing to leave a base at Jamraya, near Damascus, in order to deliver the missiles to Lebanon's Hizbullah. .....
  • Explosions, shooting heard at U.S. base in Afghanistan

    12/01/2012 8:34:21 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Dec 1, 2012 | (Reporting by Rafiq Shirzad; Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Ron Popeski)
    (Reuters) - Two explosions and shooting were heard at a U.S. base in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday, a Reuters witness said. The Taliban said they carried out an attack on the compound and inflicted casualties. NATO officials were not immediately available for comment. Security forces surrounded the area. "We can confirm there have been multiple explosions in the vicinity of the Jalalabad airfield," the U.S.-led coalition said in a statemen. "Currently, ISAF officials are on the scene gathering facts, and as more information becomes available, we will release it as appropriate."
  • Republican Enthusiasm Issue is Real (Disclaimer: PPP = Democratic Polling)

    02/08/2012 8:55:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | February 8, 2012 | Staff
    The paltry turnout in the Republican Presidential contests over the last week reflects what we've seen in our recent national polling: Democrats are now more excited about voting this fall than Republicans are, reversing the enthusiasm gap that plagued the party in 2010. Our last national survey for Daily Kos found that 58% of Democrats were 'very excited' about voting this fall, compared to 54% of Republicans. Six months ago the figures were 48% of Democrats 'very excited' and Republicans at the same 54%. Generally you would expect voters to get more excited as the election gets nearer. That trend...
  • The Republican Base Simply Does Not Like Mitt Romney & Why The Press Rarely Reports It

    01/23/2012 11:31:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Red State ^ | 1/23/12 | Erick Erickson
    A friend of mine pointed out this morning that Mitt Romney has outspent Newt Gingrich $7 million to $.0008 million in Florida just to watch his 15 pt lead implode overnight. The Republican base does not trust Mitt Romney. Because they do not trust him, they do not like him as a candidate. His campaign, all too clever to try to sit on an ephemeral lead that any outside observer could see was more vaporware than reality, has decided to go fully negative now against Gingrich. In other words, Mitt Romney who no one much cares for outside of well...
  • Honduras to Open New U.S.-Funded Naval Base

    12/12/2011 9:27:36 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    World Politics Review ^ | Nov 23, 2011 | the Editors
    Honduras will inaugurate a new naval base on Guanaja Island next month. The base, which was financed by the U.S., will be used to support joint U.S.-Honduras counternarcotics efforts.
  • Tuberculosis Breaks Out At Occupy Atlantas Base

    11/10/2011 4:19:15 PM PST · by Tench_Coxe · 24 replies · 1+ views
    ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) The home base for Occupy Atlanta has tested positive for tuberculosis. The Fulton County Health Department confirmed Wednesday that residents at the homeless shelter where protesters have been occupying have contracted the drug-resistant disease
  • Occupy Atlantas Base Tests Positive for Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Jesse Jackson Spoke at Camp

    11/10/2011 4:16:48 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 17 replies ^ | November 10 2011 | Jim Hoft
    The homeless shelter that Occupy Atlanta protesters have been camping out in has been confirmed for housing two cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis. (Spencer Platt/CBS Atlanta) Jesse Jackson just spoke at the TB camp four days ago. Public health officials in Atlanta confirmed today that the Occupy Atlanta camp has tested possitive for tuberculosis. CBS Atlanta reported: The home base for Occupy Atlanta has tested positive for tuberculosis. The Fulton County Health Department confirmed Wednesday that residents at the homeless shelter where protesters have been occupying have contracted the drug-resistant disease. WGCL reports that a health department spokeswoman said there is...
  • Tuberculosis Breaks Out At Occupy Atlantas Base

    11/10/2011 3:06:42 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 22 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | 11/10/11 | CBS Atlanta
    ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) The home base for Occupy Atlanta has tested positive for tuberculosis. The Fulton County Health Department confirmed Wednesday that residents at the homeless shelter where protesters have been occupying have contracted the drug-resistant disease. WGCL reports that a health department spokeswoman said there is a possibility that both Occupy Atlanta protesters and the homeless people in the shelter may still be at risk since tuberculosis is contracted through air contact. Over the last three months were have been two persons who have resided in this facility who have been diagnosed with confirmed or suspected infectious tuberculosis...
  • Tuberculosis Breaks Out At Occupy Atlantas Base

    11/10/2011 1:18:11 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 49 replies
    CBS ^ | November 10, 2011 1:55 PM | unattributed
    ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) The home base for Occupy Atlanta has tested positive for tuberculosis. The Fulton County Health Department confirmed Wednesday that residents at the homeless shelter where protesters have been occupying have contracted the drug-resistant disease. WGCL reports that a health department spokeswoman said there is a possibility that both Occupy Atlanta protesters and the homeless people in the shelter may still be at risk since tuberculosis is contracted through air contact. Over the last three months were have been two persons who have resided in this facility who have been diagnosed with confirmed or suspected infectious tuberculosis...
  • 3 taken to hospital over suspicious package at Illinois base

    08/31/2011 11:19:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    communinist news network ^ | 8/31/11 | staff
    A suspicious package at the mail center of an Illinois Air Force base prompted the evacuation of several buildings, officials said Wednesday, and three people were taken to a hospital. The report of the package at Scott Air Force Base came in at 9:26 a.m. (10:26 a.m. ET), said Lt. Benjamin Garland, base spokesman. The building containing the mail center was evacuated, along with surrounding buildings (Snip) The three people were taken to the hospital as a result of possible chemical exposure, said another base spokesman, Thomas Kistler. Thirteen people were being decontaminated on the scene as a precaution, Garland
  • LA Times: New polls confirm Obama's Democratic base crumbles

    07/26/2011 5:17:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 26, 2011 | by Andrew Malcolm
    With all of the spotlights on the high-stakes debt maneuverings by President Obama and Speaker John Boehner the last few days, few people noticed what Vermont's Sen. Bernie Sanders said: "I think it would be a good idea if President Obama faced some primary opposition." This is political treason 469 days before a presidential election. Now, comes a new ABC News/Washington Post poll with a whole harvest of revelations, among them, strong indications that Obama's liberal base is starting to crumble. Among the nuggets: Despite those hundreds of billions of blown stimulus dollars and almost as many upturn promises from...
  • The Establishment, Not the Base, is Pressuring Republicans and Lying With Threats of Dire Default

    07/10/2011 8:47:48 AM PDT · by Son House · 30 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | July 8, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I asked the question last hour: "Where in the world are the Republicans feeling this pressure to do a deal with Obama? Where is the pressure to cave to Obama on raising the debt ceiling? Where's the pressure coming from?" P at Buchanan has the answer in a recent post at the Drudge Report. "By refusing to accept..." By the way, the title of his piece is: "An Establishment in Panic -- By refusing to accept tax increases in a deal to raise the debt ceiling, Republicans are behaving like 'fanatics,' writes David Brooks of The New York Times,"...
  • Obama reaches out to liberal groups to shore up Democratic base after tax deal (Hussein swings?)

    12/19/2010 7:31:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/19/10 | Peter Wallsten
    Obama reaches out to liberal groups to shore up Democratic base after tax dealBy Peter Wallsten Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, December 19, 2010; 8:01 PM In the wake of President Obama's tax-cut deal with Republicans, the White House is moving quickly to mend its strained relationship with the Democratic base, reassuring liberal groups, black leaders and labor union officials who opposed the tax compromise that Obama has not abandoned them. On Friday morning, hours before the president signed into law the $858 billion package extending George W. Bush-era tax cuts as well as jobless benefits, White House aides e-mailed...
  • Rachel Maddows Anger At U.S. Senate: Game Over For Support From Obama Base?

    12/17/2010 8:57:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/17/10 | Colby Hall
    Rachel Maddows Anger At U.S. Senate: Game Over For Support From Obama Base?by Colby Hall | 10:22 am, December 17th, 2010 Last night the U.S. Senate voted on a bill that will extend the current Tax Cuts first put into place by President Bush after Senator Harry Reid appeared to capitulate to the threat of a Republican filibuster. This appeared to frustrate, if not anger MSNBCs Rachel Maddow last night, and not only because it messed up the rundown of her show. It understandably irked the self-described progressive because it was just another example of, as she put it, this...
  • Obamas job approval rating hits a new low (42% - the rookie Hussen losing his leftist base)

    12/13/2010 5:47:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/13/10 | Holly Bailey
    Obamas job approval rating hits a new lowBy Holly Bailey Mon Dec 13, 10:44 am ET Is President Obama in serious danger of losing re-election in 2012? A new McClatchy/Marist Poll released over the weekend found Obama's job approval rating at just 42 percent the lowest number of his presidency. One reason Obama's numbers have taken a turn for the worse: The president has lost ground with Democrats in recent weeks. According to the poll, 74 percent of Democrats approve of the job Obama is doing a sign that he remains enormously popular with his base. But that...
  • Dean tells AP Obama must reclaim progressive base (or risk re-election & future of RAT party)

    12/01/2010 7:08:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/30/10 | Beth Fouhy
    Dean tells AP Obama must reclaim progressive baseBy Beth Fouhy, Associated Press Tue Nov 30, 2:47 pm ET NEW YORK Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean has a message for President Barack Obama: Reclaim progressive voters or risk both re-election and the future of the Democratic Party for years to come. **SNIP** He dismissed Obama's efforts to court conservatives as "a waste of time" even as the president was meeting with Republican congressional leaders at the White House for the first time since the midterm elections. Dean noted that Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to make Obama a...
  • US-Poland missile base deal signed

    07/06/2010 2:37:43 AM PDT · by tlb · 3 replies
    Herald ^ | July 3, 2010 | staff
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has overseen the signing of an amendment to a US-Polish agreement on the basing of missile interceptors in Poland. Repeating a theme the Russians have consistently rejected, Mrs Clinton said Moscow has nothing to fear from a Nato-endorsed missile defence system based in Europe because it will be aimed at Iran's missile arsenal. "This is a purely defensive system," she said, with her Polish counterpart, Radek Sikorski, at her side. "It does not threaten Russia." Moscow views the project as a potential threat to its own missile arsenal. Mr Sikorski said his country fully...
  • Japan names outspoken populist Naoto Kan as new PM

    06/04/2010 5:38:37 AM PDT · by paudio · 3 replies · 550+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 6/4/10 | TOMOKO A. HOSAKA
    Japan's parliament elected outspoken populist Naoto Kan as prime minister Friday, handing the political veteran the immediate task of rallying his party and reclaiming its mandate for change before elections next month. Kan succeeds Yukio Hatoyama, who stepped down Wednesday after squandering the public's high hopes with broken campaign promises, including moving a U.S. Marine base off Okinawa island, and financial scandals.
  • US, Japan Agree to Relocate Air Base on Okinawa

    06/01/2010 11:04:22 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies · 456+ views
    Defense Talk ^ | 6/1/2010 | Defense Talk
    The United States and Japan agreed yesterday to relocate a controversial U.S. air base to a less densely populated area on the Japanese island of Okinawa. The future of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma had been a subject of intense political debate in Japan that led to the possibility of the base being moved off the island entirely, despite a 2006 agreement to relocate it on Okinawa. Talks between Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates for the United States and Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada and Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa for Japan addressed a range...
  • (Japanese PM) Hatoyama announces resignation (because of USMC Okinawa base agreement)

    06/02/2010 2:03:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies · 404+ views
    UPI Asia ^ | 6/1/2010
    TOKYO, June 1 (UPI) -- Embattled Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama announced his decision to step down Wednesday after only eight months in office. The leader of the Democratic Party of Japan, which he helped come to power last September after the August elections, announced his decision at a general assembly of party lawmakers, Kyodo News reported. The prime minister's ruling coalition has seen its public approval ratings plunge in recent months. Things came to a head after the Social Democratic Party, a coalition partner, decided to leave over the government's accord allowing the U.S. Marine base's air station to...
  • Report: Japan's prime minister to resign-Marine base in Okinawa, falling poll numbers to blame...

    06/01/2010 6:15:54 PM PDT · by John W · 49 replies · 2,139+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 1, 2010 | MSNBC
    TOKYO - Japanese prime minister Yukio Hatoyama has said he intends to resign, a media report said Wednesday. Public broadcaster NHK said that Hatoyama told his party executives he intended to step down over his broken campaign promise to move a U.S. Marine base off the southern island of Okinawa.
  • Futenma farce (Japan backtracks on promise to relocate base)

    05/07/2010 8:32:56 AM PDT · by Thurston_Howell_III · 3 replies · 289+ views
    Japan's base dispute with America Futenma farce There is little to cheer in a shoddily executed about-face on Okinawa May 6th 2010 | TOKYO | From The Economist print edition Hatoyama loses another future voter YUKIO HATOYAMA, Japans leader, does not exude political gravitas. So it was dispiritingly in-character that when he made an announcement on May 4th that could make or break his premiership, he did so on a national holiday, speaking unpersuasively to the very people most likely to disapprove of what he said. The bombshell he dropped on his first visit as prime minister to the island...
  • President Barak Obama SEEKS To Reconect With His Base For 2010, I See Desperation

    04/26/2010 12:41:57 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies · 577+ views ^ | April 26, 2010 | annem040359
    I have just watched the special video on YouTube of a speech given by President Barak Obama, making another campaign speech not only for a young Democratic canidate by the name of Claudia Schulz. I SEE signs of desperation on the part of President Obama, KNOWING FULL WELL that November 2010 is SHAPING UP to be a replay of one November “1994″.
  • Russia to help Vietnam build submarine base

    04/20/2010 11:52:45 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 381+ views
    Vietnews ^ | 03/29/10 | Tuoi Tre
    Russia to help Vietnam build submarine base Tuoi Tre Russia will provide technical assistance to build a base for the six diesel-electric Kilo-class submarines Vietnam has ordered, the Voice of Russia quoted Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov as saying Thursday. Russia would also help Vietnam build a repair dockyard for Russian ships, he said after returning from a three-day trip to Hanoi March 25. He pledged Russian support to modernize Vietnams Air Force, including multibillion-dollar contracts for military equipment, he told the radio station. Military cooperation between Moscow and Hanoi has increased in recent years along with Vietnam's arms purchases from...
  • Obama's liberal base 'disengaged' (/loopy, closed-minded, unhinged, greedy?)

    03/10/2010 11:04:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies · 500+ views
    Link only - Obama's liberal base 'disengaged'
  • Airmen prepare BEAR base for troops in Afghanistan

    03/02/2010 5:16:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 257+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Airman 1st Class Sondra Escutia, USAF
    3/2/2010 - HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) -- Holloman Air Force Base Airmen began the movement of approximately 150 truckloads of assets that will directly support joint and coalition forces in Afghanistan Feb. 24 here. Members of the 49th Materiel Maintenance Group, the Air Force's only Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resources base, have been working countless hours to prepare the equipment for movement since they were notified of the tasking in December 2009. BEAR base is supplying 480,000 square feet of AM-2 matting that will be used to expand the expeditionary aircraft operations throughout Afghanistan. The amount of AM-2 matting...
  • Afghan, British Soldiers Establish New Patrol Base

    02/16/2010 7:39:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 164+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | Courtesy UK Ministry of Defence
    Courtesy UK Ministry of DefenceHaving launched an airborne assault into a Taliban-controlled area, Royal Welsh and Afghan soldiers have held shuras with the local population and set up a new patrol base to ensure enduring security. This particular offensive by soldiers from Fire Support Company, 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh (1 Royal Welsh), and their partner troops from the Afghan National Army, was one of many which took place this weekend as part of Operation MOSHTARAK.The soldiers from Fire Support Company, 1 Royal Welsh, launched an airborne assault on Saturday morning from Camp Bastion, landing in three waves of...
  • Michael Goldfarb Talks to Glenn Beck about Obama Base-Closing Threat Against Sen. Ben Nelson - Video

    12/17/2009 5:28:49 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 13 replies · 819+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 17, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of Michael Goldfarb, of The Weekly Standard, talking with Glenn Beck yesterday about a source who told him that President Obama's team has threatened Democrat Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska to get him to support the Senate Health Care Bill. Goldfarb said a source told him they threatened to put Offut Air Force Base in Nebraska on the Base closing review list if Nelson does not support ObamaCare. Twenty GOP Senators are now reportedly calling for an investigation into the threat. Goldfarb says it is not a credible threat, and shows the White House does not even...
  • Marines beautifying base before exit

    11/21/2009 12:45:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 646+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Cpl. Meg Murray, USMC
    A forklift pushes the remains of several Hesco barriers onto the back of a 7-ton truck aboard Al Asad Air Base, Nov. 20. The base-wide cleanup effort is dubbed “Operation Blue Spoon,” and the goal is for Marines with Multi National Force - West to leave the base in good order as they wind down their role in Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Meg Murray. AL ASAD AIR BASE — As the clouds and drizzle of the rainy winter season roll into Iraq, many Marines with Multi National Force - West are rolling out. The gradual...