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  • 'DAZED' KENNEDY'S EARLIER R.I. CRASH (Witness saw "glazed eyes")

    05/07/2006 4:36:30 AM PDT · by Liz · 25 replies · 1,363+ views
    NY POST ^ | May 7, 2006 | JENNIFER FERMINO Post Correspondent
    PATRICK KENNEDY Witness saw "glazed eyes." PORTSMOUTH, R.I. - Two weeks before he crashed his Mustang into a security barrier, a glossy-eyed Patrick Kennedy drove against traffic and collided with another car in a RI drugstore parking lot. "He was swaying and his eyes were glazed," Sheila Lash, 75, of Newport, told the Boston Gobe. "Then he said the most unlikely thing: 'I'm so sorry for the fuss.' " .....he had the earlier accident on April 15 while driving his Crown Victoria close to his house in Portsmouth. Lash - said she first noticed Kennedy when he zoomed out of...
  • The Five Dumbest Things on Wall Street This Week (NY Slimes is #4)

    04/21/2006 7:30:48 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 34 replies · 1,402+ views
    The ^ | April 21, 2006
    Opinion: The Five Dumbest Things on Wall Street This Week 4. Penny Ante The New York Times Co. (NYT:NYSE - commentary - research - Cramer's Take) is feeling the pinch of aggrieved shareholders. Big investors took a shot across management's bow this week by withholding 28% of votes from the company's board slate. A 5.6% holder, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, wants to eliminate the Class B stock that gives the Sulzberger family control of the board despite its tiny financial stake. "MSIM believes that the dual-class voting at The New York Times Company, which is an exception to the general...
  • THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO HILLARY (a calculated appeal to the powerful Christian vote)

    03/26/2006 3:59:37 AM PST · by Liz · 139 replies · 2,653+ views
    NY POST ^ | March 26, 2006 | EDITORIAL
    Ever since they lost the 2004 elections, Democrats have been falling all over themselves to proclaim their personal religious faith to an electorate that obviously cares about such things. So now the party that once ridiculed politicians who cite their personal values is trying to show that it can out-Jesus the GOP. They've been none too subtle about it - particularly New York's own Sen. Hillary Clinton. These days, she sounds more like she's running for dean of the local theological seminary than for president of the USA - er, that is, for re-election to the Senate. Hillary's latest tack...
  • Conservative Islamicists? (How George Soros and Islamic Front Groups Are Subverting CPAC Alert)

    03/01/2006 2:50:42 AM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 576+ views
    Don ^ | 02/27/06 | Don Feder
    The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is an institution. Now in its 32nd. year, CPAC is the largest annual gathering of grassroots activists on the right. But, when it comes to co-sponsors, CPAC, and its parent group -- the American Conservative Union -- are keeping strange company. CPAC always has a lustrous line-up of speakers. Ann Coulter, Oliver North, George Will, Senator Rick Santorum and Vice President Dick Cheney all addressed this year's conference. For the most part, panel discussions and workshops are informative. Increasingly, CPAC is becoming a youth conference - demonstrating the movement's vitality. Of the 3,500 or...
  • Collection Plates for Communism--The National Council of Churches

    02/22/2005 4:42:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies · 1,700+ views
    Frontpagemagazine/discoverthenetwork ^ | 2-22-05 |
    The National Council of Churches has a long history of supporting Communist causes -- and condemning the United States and Israel. NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES 475 Riverside DriveSuite 880New York, NY 10115 Phone :212-870-2227 URL :     Largest coalition of leftwing religious denominations in the United States Has long record of financial support for Communist regimesRemains faithful ally of Communist Cuba  Reserves criticism on moral issues for Israel and the United States Makes common cause with environmentalist radicals Masks leftist politics in faith-based declarations  Earlier this month, the National Council of Churches condemned Israel – a nation plagued in...
  • LA Schools Bus 800 Students to "Hate-Bush" Rally

    11/10/2005 9:15:48 PM PST · by Mark Felton · 74 replies · 2,291+ views
    FOX News ^ | 11/10/05 | FOX News' Aaron Bruns
    When hundreds of Los Angeles high school students told administrators they planned to walk out of school to attend last week's protest by the liberal "World Can't Wait" group calling for President Bush's impeachment — the L.A. school district decided not to discipline them. Instead, the district provided school buses and a staff escort to transport some 800 students from 10 schools to the rally and back. School officials said students would attend the protest with or without their permission, and the district's chief operating officer told KNBC, "Our issue...was safety, and I think we fulfilled our mission." — FOX...
  • Republican Main Street Partnership (George Soros is funding the Moderates)

    11/10/2005 10:45:24 AM PST · by jdhljc169 · 73 replies · 3,007+ views
    Michelle ^ | 11/10/05 | Michelle Malkin
    Update 1145am EST. Many of you are asking for the list of the anti-drilling Republicans. The group who succeeded in pressuring the GOP to cave in calls itself the "Republican Main Street Partnership." They're holding a press conference at 130pm EST in Washington, D.C. to bray about their "victory." Here's some more info: Main Street Leaders who helped broker the deal to eliminate ANWR from budget cuts: Rep. Charlie Bass (R-NH), Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL), Rep. Jim Walsh (R-NY), Rep. Joe Schwarz (R-MI), RMSP Executive Director Sarah Chamberlain ResnicHere's the complete list of "Main Street" members in Congress. 1pm EST....
  • Dems Send the Senate into Closed Session Over Plame Leak

    11/01/2005 11:40:50 AM PST · by LisaFab · 1,653 replies · 63,005+ views
    CSPAN 2
    Harry Reid just made a motion, that was seconded, to send the Senate into closeed session.Schumer, Rockefeller and Durbin are before the press asking for a Senate Intelligence investigation into the Plame affair
  • Soros dives into midterms

    09/22/2005 10:12:49 AM PDT · by Jean S · 21 replies · 973+ views
    The Hill ^ | 9/22/05 | Alexander Bolton
    Billionaire financier George Soros hosted a fundraiser for Senate Democrats last week at his Manhattan home, making his first foray into politics after spending $25 million of his money in an effort to defeat President Bush last year. Soros gathered about 60 of his friends and acquaintances in his Upper East Side home Thursday to hear a presentation from Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, according to a knowledgeable source. The event raised an estimated $250,000 for Senate Democratic candidates. The hot topics of conversation among the assembled guests were the war in Iraq and...
  • Soros-Backed Activist Group Disbands as Interest Fades

    08/02/2005 10:58:26 PM PDT · by NickatNite2003 · 91 replies · 2,855+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, August 3, 2005 | Thomas B. Edsall
    A year ago, the liberal group America Coming Together was on the cutting edge of national politics, spending tens of millions of dollars on a massive voter-mobilization project in every presidential battleground state. The dream was that ACT -- heavily funded by billionaire George Soros -- would play a decisive role in getting Democratic nominee John F. Kerry elected president and then remain in business as a permanent force in liberal politics. Steve Rosenthal, who launched America Coming Together to mobilize voters for Democrat John F. Kerry, said maintaining momentum after the election proved to be harder than expected. Billionaire...
  • That "Rush" to Judgment- Limbaugh Links

    02/02/2004 1:50:08 AM PST · by backhoe · 69 replies · 1,417+ views
    various FR links | 02-02-04 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    The most telling links: Rush Limbaugh01-29-2004 | Beatrix The Network War Against RushHuman Events On Line ^ | Jan 9, 2004 | by Sherry and Steven Eros   Search for the latest Rush Limbaugh news on Free Republic. Charges put Rush in select group: 2New York Daily News ^ | 1/04/04 | News Wire Sdervices Ed Asner: 'Hannity's next ... just like we went after Limbaugh' Get Rush – That’s the GameNewsmax ^ | Monday, Dec. 8, 2003 | Christopher Ruddy AP Kills Limbaugh Painkillers Story...
  • New Website--The Left Unveiled!

    02/15/2005 5:50:51 AM PST · by SJackson · 100 replies · 6,112+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 2-15-05 | FrontPage Magazine
    DISCOVERTHENETWORK.ORG is David Horowitz's newest website, dedicated to exposing the interconnected web of left-wing activists, organizations, journalists, and financiers that wage political warfare against the United States and her founding ideals. This ever-growing database features encyclopedic profiles of the personalities, agendas, words, deeds, and ultimate goals of the Left. DiscoverTheNetwork has profiled and will continue to a wide-ranging number of left-wing extremists, from feminists to Islamists, from academics to agitators, and from environmental extremists to terrorist sympathizers. When one wishes to look up, say, Ward Churchill, one can search his name at DiscoverTheNetwork and find an in-depth account of his radicalism, as well as links and a diagram showing his connection...
  • Politically connected exec charged in fraud (NOTE: A huge LIBERAL DEMOCRAT exec)

    02/03/2005 7:42:13 AM PST · by LSUfan · 35 replies · 5,451+ views
    New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | Thursday, February 03, 2005 | Martha Carr and Gordon Russell
    Ray Reggie, a businessman and Democratic operative with close ties to prominent politicians ranging from former President Clinton and U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy to former New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial, was charged by federal prosecutors Wednesday with attempting to defraud three banks of millions of dollars. Reggie, 43, known for his web of political contacts at all levels of government, is a member of one of Louisiana's pre-eminent political families, and until 2002 ran one of the largest advertising-placement firms in the state. That company, Media Direct LLC, is at the heart of the charges filed Wednesday in parallel bills...

    12/13/2004 1:14:49 AM PST · by kattracks · 189 replies · 8,202+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/13/04 | NILES LATHEM
    POST WORLD EXCLUSIVE WASHINGTON — Billionaire Marc Rich has emerged as a central figure in the U.N. oil-for-food scandal and is under investigation for brokering deals in which scores of international politicians and businessmen cashed in on sweetheart oil deals with Saddam Hussein, The Post has learned. Rich, the fugitive Swiss-based commodities trader who received a controversial pardon from President Bill Clinton in January 2001, is a primary target of criminal probes under way in the U.S. attorney's office in New York and by Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, sources said. "We think he was a major player in this...
  • American Who Ran Afghan Jail Says He Sourced CBS

    09/22/2004 9:46:28 PM PDT · by NavySEAL F-16 · 45 replies · 2,033+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | September 22, 2004 | Joe Hagan
    In a week in which it was burnt by at least one high-profile source, CBS News is being accused by another of having used and abandoned him. The Observer has learned that CBS News and Dan Rather made use of Jonathan (Jack) Idema, a former Green Beret, mercenary and rogue soldier, who was tried and sentenced on Sept. 15 to 10 years in an Afghan prison for operating a private jail and torturing civilians he claimed were Al Qaeda operatives. Mr. Idema is now accusing CBS News of abandoning him after having what appears to have been an ad hoc...
  • Parthenon exits Spheris (Soros buying out medical transcription service)

    11/15/2004 2:20:08 AM PST · by gattaca · 21 replies · 2,199+ views
    The Deal ^ | 11/09/2004 | David Carey
    Parthenon exits Spheris by David Carey Updated 06:18 PM EST, Nov-9-2004 TOP DEAL HEADLINES Movers & shakers: Nov. 15, 2004 Parthenon exits Spheris Amgen grows its own VC arm Tech IPOs show big gains Investor slams GenCorp Warburg Pincus LLC and Soros Private Equity Partners LLC acquired Spheris Inc. in a secondary buyout from Parthenon Capital LLC, which said it earned roughly a 500% profit on its $25 million equity investment in the Franklin, Tenn.-based medical transcription company. In addition to New York-based Warburg and Soros, Spheris' president and CEO, Steven Simpson invested in the recapitalization. Terms weren't disclosed. But...
  • O'Reilly Factor - Left-wing "reporters" met with John Kerry in Al Franken's apartment

    03/22/2004 7:13:09 PM PST · by kcvl · 266 replies · 2,353+ views
    In an effort to galvanize the message Kerry wants to deliver in the time remaining, he convened a powerful roster of journalists and columnists in the New York City apartment of Al Franken last Thursday. The gathering could not properly be called a meeting or a luncheon. It was a trial. The journalists served as prosecuting attorneys, jury and judge. The crowd I joined in Franken’s living room was comprised of: Al Franken and his wife Franni; Rick Hertzberg, senior editor for the New Yorker; David Remnick, editor for the New Yorker; Jim Kelly, managing editor for Time Magazine; Howard...
  • Do you want to destroy the Democratic Party?

    10/09/2004 1:17:25 PM PDT · by wrbones · 113 replies · 8,433+ views
    W R Bones Morning Coffee ^ | ( August 2004 | W R Bones
    I know that this is long, but I have done a bit of the research for you. Front companies and 501c3's, 527's, common membership lists, names, donors, etc. There's more going on than one might at first think. As many of you don't seem to get it, I posted it separately. Pay attention and read it, then send it to someone who will listen. Some few of the links may be outdated. Everything you need to connect Kerry from the DNC to Soros to 527's is here. From ACORN to voter fraud to vandilism and violence to things you never...
  • The Shadow Party: Part II

    10/07/2004 2:57:59 AM PDT · by kattracks · 18 replies · 3,697+ views ^ | 10/07/04 | David Horowitz and Richard Poe
    George Soros is an exacting  taskmaster. In return for his money, he demands productivity. What he requires of employees and business associates in the investment world, Soros also demands from the political operatives he funds. “Mr. Soros isn't just writing checks and watching,” notes Wall Street Journalreporter Jeanne Cummings. “He is also imposing a business model on the notoriously unruly world of politics. He demands objective evidence of progress, and assigned an aide to monitor the groups he supports. He studies private polls to track the impact of an anti-Bush advertising campaign, and he is delivering his money in installments,...
  • Dr. Corsi (Unfit for Command) To Reveal Democrats Connection to The Terror Masters of Iran!

    10/03/2004 10:00:58 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 109 replies · 8,262+ views
    Writer of "Unfit for Command" joins the Movement defense team in Nemazee case SMCCDI (Information Service) Oct 4, 2004 Dr. Jerome R. Corsi, a Harvard University graduate of political science, has joined the SMCCDI defense team as special advisor and consultant in the litigation against Hassan Nemazee. Mr. Corsi is an expert on political violence and terrorism and received his Ph.D from University in 1972. He is a famous researcher and a writer who has written many books and articles, including the No.1 New York Times best-seller, "Unfit for Command - Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry."...
  • Tennessee connection to the guard documents?

    09/15/2004 9:40:56 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 35 replies · 1,979+ views
    Moore Thoughts ^ | 09/13/04 | Nathan Moore
    My good friend Bob Krumm brought this interesting tidbit to my attention on Friday. I remember listening to the show, but hadn't thought about it since the questionable Bush related Guard documents surfaced. Cutting and pasting from Bob's email: Nashville radio talk show may give us a clue about who had prior knowledge of the forged documents The next question regarding the 60 Minutes fraud is: who gave the CBS show the bogus documents? Veteran Nashville broadcaster, Teddy Bart on his daily radio show, “Teddy Bart’s Roundtable” may have given us a clue about who knew about the documents...
  • Officials: Democrat’s Biggest Money Man Has Mob Connections

    07/28/2004 4:22:58 PM PDT · by hope · 63 replies · 15,399+ views ^ | 7-28-04
    B O S T O N, July 28, 2004 — As Sens. John Kerry and John Edwards arrived in Boston today for the Democratic National Convention, so did the California man who is their single biggest contributor. He is Stephen Bing, a wealthy film producer who, with little fanfare, has managed to steer a total of more than $16 million of his money to Democratic candidates and the supposedly independent groups that support them. "To most of the people who track money and politics, they're like, who the hell is Steve Bing?" said Chuck Lewis, founder of the Center for...
  • George Soros Teaches the FBI Tolerance (P.C. paralyzes War on Terror)

    07/22/2004 1:41:33 PM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 9 replies · 759+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 7/22/04 | Daniel Pipes and Sharon Chadha
    The special agent in charge of FBI’s Washington Field Office has participated in a new initiative called the Promising Practices Guide: Developing Partnerships Between Law Enforcement and American Muslim, Arab, and Sikh Communities. This is a worrisome development because that guide’s adoption could significantly impede the war on terror. Funded by the Soros and Whiting foundations and created at Northeastern University, the guide presents its goal as shaping “a basic curriculum for future law enforcement and community training activities.” At first glance, this sounds promising, as it offers ways to take advantage of Arab, Muslim and Sikh unique “linguistic skills,...
  • Rescued: Data the Kerry/Edwards Campaign Tried to DELETE from its site! (Grampa Dave found cache)

    07/21/2004 10:58:33 AM PDT · by jmstein7 · 229 replies · 28,721+ views
    Google Cache ^ | 7-21-04
    John Kerry Unveils Comprehensive Plan to Fight the War on Terrorism <![if !vml]><![endif]>February 27, 2004 For Immediate Release Los Angeles, CA – In a speech today at the UCLA International Institute, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry offered his comprehensive approach to fighting the global war on terrorism. In the second of a series of speeches on national security, Kerry presented a plan to identify, disrupt, and eliminate terrorist networks using all the resources at our disposal. As CIA Director George Tenet starkly reminded us this week, we are threatened by a far-flung terrorist network that will continue to operate...
  • SILVER'S SLIPPERY SLOPE (Dumbocrat corruption alert-hid serial rapist's crimes)

    06/13/2004 4:17:59 AM PDT · by Liz · 13 replies · 211+ views
    NY POST ^ | June 13, 2004 | EDITORIAL
    The news that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is being sued for not stopping his chief counsel from committing rape sounds preposterous on its face — but it's hard not to love the irony. After all, Silver himself is largely to blame for batty suits like this. As counsel to one of the state's top tort law firms, Weitz & Luxenberg, Silver reportedly is paid handsomely — no doubt, to make sure state law is designed with tort lawyers in mind. And in that sense, Silver does not disappoint: New York law lets lawyers make a mint by filing lucrative lawsuits....
  • Crime as redemption - Muslim sect turns vice into a tool against Western enemies

    06/12/2004 4:11:38 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies · 501+ views
    World ^ | June 19, 2004 | Gene Edward Veith
    INVESTIGATORS OF THE 3/11 TERRORIST ATTACK ON Spain have found that the leader of the radical Islamic cell was a drug dealer who traded a load of hashish for the explosives that killed 191 people. Spanish authorities are finding that the al-Qaeda-related terrorists are also ­tangled up in organized crime, the underworld of robbery, counterfeiting, fraud, drug dealing, and murder. How can that be? A Muslim who steals is to have his hand cut off. Islam forbids the use of drugs. How can there be an alliance between fundamentalist Islam and organized crime? The answer, reports Sebastian Rotella of the...
  • Uh Oh Kerry! (Exclusive: Internal emails show possible FEC violations by Heinz Foundation)

    06/10/2004 11:19:30 AM PDT · by crushkerry · 50 replies · 284+ views ^ | 6/10/04 |
    Are Heinz employees working on the campaign? A series of e-mails made available to may mean trouble for the Kerry campaign and the family of charities collectively known as the Heinz Family Philanthropies. The e-mails show employees of the various Heinz Family Philanthropies are deeply involved in John Kerry’s campaign for president, specifically in the recruitment of a speech coach, campaign scheduling, campaign organization, and even the setting up of a healthcare town hall-style meeting.The Heinz Family Philanthropies are tax-exempt charitable organizations and are forbidden to engage in partisan political activity. The e-mails could become more evidence in what...

    06/04/2004 3:19:01 AM PDT · by JesseHousman · 16 replies · 599+ views
    EMail from ACU ^ | 6/4/2004 | David Kein
    Al Gore, billionaire Socialist George Soros, and John McCain have hatched a plan which according to Americans For Balanced Energy Choices is designed to: - Decrease your disposable income by as much as 30% - Increase unemployment by as much as 9% and, - Increase Inflation by as much as 27% This is no folk tale. It's a very real and imminent threat called the McCain-Lieberman Climate Stewardship Bill. This bill contains many of the dangerous and disastrous provisions of the international climate treaty negotiated in Kyoto years ago that the Senate rejected by a 95-0 vote. And -- like...
  • Judge rejects slave trauma as defense for killing

    06/02/2004 8:02:50 PM PDT · by Talking_Mouse · 18 replies · 289+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | May 31, 2004 | Holly Danks
    A Portland lawyer says suffering by African Americans at the hands of slave owners is to blame in the death of a 2-year-old Beaverton boy. Randall Vogt is offering the untested theory, called post traumatic slave syndrome, in his defense of Isaac Cortez Bynum, who is charged with murder by abuse in the June 30 death of his son, Ryshawn Lamar Bynum. Vogt says he will argue -- "in a general way" -- that masters beat slaves, so Bynum was justified in beating his son.
  • Nick Berg: Michael Moore's secret cameraman?

    05/28/2004 8:42:49 PM PDT · by Objective Reality · 153 replies · 3,788+ views
    Michael Moore,
    Please pardon the vanity, but I've not seen this theory posited elsewhere in any searches I've performed. First the admission from Michael Moore that he interviewed Nick Berg prior to his trip to Iraq. Why, in God's name, if Berg was just some foolhardy "mercenary" (as Moore calls Americans in Iraq in general)? Then, with the slightest amount of further investigation, this post from Moore himself, on his own website. Note, very well, the date. Quoting: "I currently have two cameramen/reporters doing work for me in Iraq for my movie (unbeknownst to the Army). They are talking to soldiers and...
  • Superrich stand to profit from Kerry

    04/16/2004 11:30:35 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 10 replies · 451+ views ^ | Saturday, April 17, 2004 | John Berlau
    By John Berlau © 2004 Insight/News World Communications Inc. Though President Bush constantly is criticized and attacked by Democratic partisans for pursuing policies that benefit "the wealthy," why are so many of what would be considered America's superrich his political opponents? In addition to the Hollywood mega-elite, which since the death of Sam Goldwyn have opposed the GOP mainly for cultural reasons, billionaire businessmen have stepped forward calling for the defeat of Bush or his policies. Most prominent has been speculator George Soros, who has pledged to raise $75 million to defeat Bush, given millions to Democratic Bush-bashing groups such...
  • Freeping Hillary In Westport

    04/03/2004 3:29:22 PM PST · by LaserLock · 13 replies · 383+ views
    My Post | April 3, 2004 | LaserLock
    Today I went to Westport, CT to freep Hillary. Though I didn't know the exact house number on Bayberry Lane, I knew there would be tell-tale signs that would let me know which house she's holing up in. I arrived at 10:45am and drove along the entire Bayberry Lane with no signs of hillary. I knew it was early, so I went for a cup coffee and would come back later. While driving along Bayberry Lane I noticed that the road would not allow for a freep. It's only a two lane road and there were no sidewalks. I came...
  • **Richard Clarke Takes Position as ABC News Consultant**

    03/25/2004 8:47:38 PM PST · by Howlin · 357 replies · 667+ views
    ABC News | March 25, 2004
    I don't do this very often, so forgive me. I was watching the ABC program tonight on Donald Rumsfeld at 8 P.M. EST. Right in the middle of the show, here appears Richard Clarke, and down in the corner is the little ABC logo with the words ABC (SOMETHING) CONSULTANT. (Not sure what TYPE of consultant, but definitely CONSULTANT.
  • The Death of Journalistic Ethics

    03/23/2004 9:02:16 AM PST · by bertmerc1 · 23 replies · 270+ views ^ | 3/22/04 | Bill O'Reilly
    The Death of Journalistic Ethics There has been a subtle shift in opinion journalism in America in the past few years. Now, we have people working for newspapers and magazines who are devoted to getting certain polticians -- namely the left -- elected to office. While Rush Limbaugh and the right-wing talk show cadre are entertainers -- and describe themselves as such -- these people are embedded in the elite media and are not supposed to be political activists. In a stunning admission in Sunday's New York Times, the following people attended a meeting with Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) in...
  • The 'Offended' 911 Group “Peaceful Tomorrows” is funded largely by Teresa Heinz

    03/05/2004 12:23:38 PM PST · by dead · 335 replies · 13,452+ views
    various sources, mostly Tom Randall of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | 3/5/04
    “Peaceful Tomorrows” is being portrayed as an independent group of relatives of victims of the 911 attacks. They are getting a lot of press claiming to be outraged over the new Bush ads. Call me insensitive if you like, but I wonder if this outrage could possibly be a tad overblown, and more likely attributable to the millions and millions of dollars this group has received from endowments chaired by Teresa Heinz, wife of Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry. According to their own contribution page, “Peaceful Tomorrows is a project of the Tides Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.” According to...
  • A TIRED MAN FIGHTING FOR HIS JOB (Eisner is going, going, gone)

    03/04/2004 2:56:33 AM PST · by Liz · 21 replies · 289+ views
    NY POST ^ | March 4, 2004 | TIM ARANGO
    <p>PHILADELPHIA - As each hour passed, Michael Eisner's voice grew more hoarse.</p> <p>Disney's annual meeting yesterday was painful to watch.</p> <p>Eisner remained poised, though it was obvious he was exhausted from the weeks of politicking to save his job.</p> <p>During a question-and-answer session late in the day, Eisner began answering a question and his voice cracked.</p>
  • Who's Afraid of George Soros?

    02/27/2004 9:10:41 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 22 replies · 170+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 7, 2004 | David Tell
    Campaign finance reform bites the hand that passed it. Advocacy Groups Permitted to Use Unlimited Funds . . . Ruling Favors Democrats--New York Times, lead story, February 19  FEC Moves to Regulate Groups Opposing Bush--Washington Post, same day  (1) You know, I remember reading those stories. And I remember being totally confused by them. Should I be embarrassed? No: We're talking about federal election law, here. Almost nobody understands this stuff. And besides, the coverage itself was confused. Even people who do understand federal election law couldn't make heads or tails of it. According to the Times, the Federal Election...
  • London models crime unit on FBI

    02/10/2004 1:08:14 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 168+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 10, 2004 | By Al Webb
    <p>LONDON -- The British government, in the biggest shake-up in the nation's crime fighting in four decades, yesterday announced a plan for an elite agency modeled on the FBI.</p> <p>With more than 5,000 agents, the Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) will target drug barons, international kingpins in human trafficking, major fraud perpetrators and Mafia-style gangsters.</p>
  • Halliburton accused of bribery (NIGERIA ordered an investigation)

    02/06/2004 5:54:28 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 17 replies · 178+ views ^ | 2-6-04
    NIGERIA today ordered an investigation into allegations that a Halliburton Co subsidiary paid $US180 million ($236.83 million) in bribes to land a natural gas project contract in this West African nation. US Vice-President Dick Cheney was head of Halliburton at the time. The allegations already are under scrutiny in the United States and France. A French magistrate has been investigating the payments for months. Probes by the US Justice Department and US Securities and Exchange Commission were disclosed this week. President Olusegun Obasanjo has ordered a "high-level investigation" into the allegations, presidential spokeswoman Remi Oyo said in Abuja, the capital....
  • Congressional hopeful Bermudez proud of Contra heritage [calls US Rep a commie in high heels]

    02/04/2004 11:11:55 PM PST · by JohnnyZ · 13 replies · 404+ views
    The Oakland Tribune ^ | February 01, 2004 | Josh Richman
    Rep. Barbara Lee's Republican challenger this year is an online CEO, an energetic campaigner -- and also the daughter of the Nicaraguan Contras' late military commander, a heritage that has some East Bay liberals and human rights activists howling. Claudia Bermudez, 50, of Oakland, said she'll confront Lee on issues from homeland security to education. "I'm a businesswoman, I live here in the district -- I don't come as a Contra leader to come and overtake Berkeley." But she touts her father's legacy on her campaign Web site, saying she's "proud to carry on a tradition of political activism that...
  • Russian oil beats Bush to market

    02/04/2004 10:44:59 PM PST · by RussianConservative · 5 replies · 217+ views
    Russian Journal ^ | February 04, 2004 | John Helmer
    For a decade Washington has been backing the Turkish and Azerbaihan governments to steer the export of Caspian region crude oil away from Russia. Russia's newest riposte has been to ally the Russian and Iranian oil industries, and open up the shortest, cheapest, and most lucrative oil route of all, southwards out of the Caspian to Iran. The economics of the southward route are the latest blow for the Bush Administration, as it tries to redraw the geography of the Caucasus on an anti-Russian map. But for oil exporters and shippers in the Caspian, President George Bush's jawboning looks to...
  • Terrorism's drug money

    01/09/2004 5:16:40 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 267+ views ^ | January 8, 2004 | Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld
    "Drug money sustains al Qaeda," declared the headlines, last week. "The linkage between terrorists and drug trafficking are only now becoming clear and are a great concern," said government officials. Indeed, if only now al-Qaeda’s involvement in the drug trade entered the radar of the US authorities, it is not surprising that al-Qaeda has been able, not only to sustain itself, but also to expand. The globalization of narco-terrorism, and particularly of the Islamist narco-terror network, has been common knowledge to international law enforcement and intelligence services for decades. And it is not necessarily only a tool to raise funds....

    12/19/2003 11:40:28 PM PST · by kattracks · 28 replies · 250+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/20/03 | Richard Johnson with Paula Froelich & Chris Wilson
    <p>HOTSHOT lawyer David Boies, who was humbled in Florida while representing Al Gore during the 2000 presidential recount, is undergoing another sour episode in the Sunshine State. The Florida Bar has filed an ethics complaint against Boies, charging him with violating bar rules by paying more than $400,000 in legal fees for a client his firm is representing in a Palm Beach County contract dispute.</p>
  • Buying Justice (Trial Lawyers)

    12/15/2003 1:26:44 PM PST · by enots · 12 replies · 199+ views
    Forbes ^ | JUly 21,2003 | Robert Lenzner and Matthew Miller
    Buying Justice Robert Lenzner and Matthew Miller, 07.21.03 For years the trial lawyers had state courts wrapped around their fingers. Now big business is striking back. It is waging a secret election-campaign war on judges who favor plaintiffs in tort cases. Justice C.P. (Chuck) McRae is adored by trial lawyers--and reviled by business. A colorful, cocky figure who drives a motorcycle to the courthouse and dresses in cowboy boots, blue jeans and lots of leather, he was once president of the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association. Nearly all of his $700,000 campaign fund in 2000 came in the form of $5,000...
  • Jax accuser doing poorly (PJ-Comix Buddy Quoted In Article)

    11/26/2003 5:19:27 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 72 replies · 374+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | November 26, 2003 | TRACY CONNOR
    The cancer kid in the Michael Jackson sex scandal is sick again and living in poverty - while the star's handlers vow to crush anyone who maligns the self-styled King of Pop. Jamie Masada, the Hollywood comedy club owner who first brought together Jackson and the boy, visited the 13-year-old a few days ago and was shocked. "He only has one kidney and it's failing him, and part of his face is swollen up," Masada told the Daily News yesterday. "His cancer's in remission, but he worries if the cancer comes back, what's going to happen." Masada met the boy...
  • SOROS ALERT Soros 'speculating against dollar'

    11/28/2003 5:03:57 AM PST · by Liz · 81 replies · 1,793+ views
    THE INDEPENDENT UK ^ | 28 November 2003 | Philip Thornton and Michael Jivkov
    Pound surges to five-year high against US currency. Buffett also said to be betting against greenback ________________________________________________ The pound surged against the dollar yesterday amid speculation that Warren Buffett and George Soros, the world's most famous speculators, are betting the US currency will plummet. Sterling powered to a five-year high against the dollar for a second day as concerns over the US current account deficit continued to outweigh evidence of a rebounding economy. Traders believe selling the dollar is a one-way bet, and some latched on to rumours that speculators were building "short" positions on the dollar - betting it...
  • Lawyer says he, Jackson secretly taped on plane

    11/25/2003 5:16:18 PM PST · by ex-Texan · 106 replies · 279+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/25/2003 | CNN Staff
    <p>Geragos: "This is not the lottery. This is this man's life."</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Mark Geragos, singer Michael Jackson's lawyer, said Tuesday that a charter airline company secretly videotaped conversations between him and Jackson on board a plane and attempted to shop the tapes to media outlets.</p>
  • Georgia revolt carried mark of Soros

    11/26/2003 8:14:44 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 63 replies · 10,772+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | Nov. 26, 2003 | MARK MacKINNON
    Tbilisi — It was back in February that billionaire financier George Soros began laying the brickwork for the toppling of Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze. That month, funds from his Open Society Institute sent a 31-year-old Tbilisi activist named Giga Bokeria to Serbia to meet with members of the Otpor (Resistance) movement and learn how they used street demonstrations to topple dictator Slobodan Milosevic. Then, in the summer, Mr. Soros's foundation paid for a return trip to Georgia by Otpor activists, who ran three-day courses teaching more than 1,000 students how to stage a peaceful revolution. Last weekend, the Liberty Institute...

    04/23/2002 8:46:50 AM PDT · by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday! · 50 replies · 248+ views ^ | Tuesday, April 23, 2002
    RENO LAWSUIT ON ELIAN TO BE DECIDED BY 11TH CIRCUIT Time: 9:00 AMDate: Tuesday, April 23, 2002Location: 12th Floor CourtroomFederal Justice Building99 NE 4th StreetMiami, FL (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption and abuse, said today that Chairman and General Counsel Larry Klayman will present oral argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, April 23, 2002, in the 12th Floor Courtroom of the Federal Justice Building in Miami, FL. In a lower court decision, Judicial Watch had won the right to sue former...
  • INS Lawyer: Meissner Ordered Elian Evidence Destroyed

    04/10/2002 11:02:31 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 36 replies · 957+ views
    NEWSMAX ^ | 4/10/02 | Limbacher
    Clinton administration Immigration and Naturalization Service chief Doris Meissner gave an order to destroy evidence related to the Elian Gonzalez case, a former INS attorney is now alleging. In documents obtained by the public interest lawfirm Judicial Watch, INS attorney Rebecca Sanchez-Roig contends that the former top Clinton official directed her and other INS attorneys to delete an e-mail summarizing a December 1999 conference call where concerns were discussed about whether Elian's father, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, was being coerced by Fidel Castro's government in his efforts to return the boy to Cuban soil. The e-mail Meissner allegedly ordered destroyed noted...