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  • Bismarck on the Potomac: Obama calls for, ahem, “economic patriotism.”

    07/28/2014 5:38:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/28/2014 | The Editors
    President Barack Obama, who in his political dotage is enthusiastically getting in touch with his inner Otto von Bismarck to such an extent that we half expect him to start sporting a walrus mustache and a pickelhaube, on Saturday treated the ailing republic to another lecture on the theme of “economic patriotism,” by which he means an arrangement under which companies adopt tax strategies that maximize the amount of money they send to President Obama and his colleagues to dispose of as they see fit. He demanded that companies “embrace an economic patriotism,” presumably one defined by Barack Obama, rather...
  • WATCH: TV anchor drops F-bomb in debut, fired shortly after(NSFW -Profanity)

    04/22/2013 9:22:13 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 22, 2013 | Dan Good
    ... You never know when you might become the next YouTube sensation, the way A.J. Clemente did Sunday. Clemente was leading off his first newscast as the weekend anchor at KFYR, an NBC station in Bismarck, North Dakota, when he let loose ...
  • Aerial View of Missouri River flooding (ND)

    06/02/2011 9:18:28 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 31 replies
    flickr ^ | 5.29-11 | Bill Prokopyk
    Aerial view of the Missouri River from a North Dakota National Guard Black Hawk helicopter in the vicinity of Bismarck and Mandan, N.D., on May 29, 2011. When these photos were taken, the river was at about 15.74 feet with a garrison release flow of 80,000 cubic feet per second.
  • HENRY A. KISSINGER: Otto von Bismarck, Master Statesman

    04/04/2011 9:52:45 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 31, 2011 | HENRY A. KISSINGER
    BISMARCK A Life By Jonathan Steinberg Illustrated. 577 pp. Oxford University Press. $34.95 In the summer of 1862, Otto von Bismarck was appointed minister-president of Prussia. His highest previous rank had been ambassador to Russia. He had never held an administrative position. Yet with a few brusque strokes, the novice minister solved the riddle that had stymied European diplomacy for two generations: how to unify Germany and reorganize Central Europe. He had to overcome the obstacle that Germany comprised 39 sovereign states grouped in the so-called German Confederation. All the while, Central European trends were warily observed by the two...
  • North Dakota bishops: Catholics should not donate to ‘objectionable’ groups

    03/12/2011 7:40:38 PM PST · by Coleus · 11 replies
    CNA ^ | 03.11.11
    Catholics and Catholic organizations should not endorse organizations with “morally objectionable” missions, North Dakota’s bishops said, citing Amnesty International, the March of Dimes and Susan G. Komen for the Cure because of their links to abortion or unethical research. Bishops Paul A. Zipfel of Bismarck and Samuel J. Aquila of Fargo in a March 10 statement called upon pastors, clergy and the lay faithful to be prudent and just in making their charitable decisions, particularly on issues related to human life and marriage.  “All human life is sacred and must be protected,” the bishops said. “This is why we should...
  • Prussian State Socialism Comes to America

    03/31/2010 5:59:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeHideout · 20 replies · 493+ views
    Conservative Hideout 2.0 ^ | 3-31-10 | A Conservative Teacher
    Vin Suprynowic, writing in the Las Vegas Review Journal, writes: "The modern Prussian police state was built by Bismarck and others in the 19th century on a Spartan model, giving the central government vastly greater control over the individual than had ever been considered possible before. Bismarck’s program centered squarely on insurance programs designed to increase support for the ever larger and more powerful government. The program included health insurance, workman’s compensation, disability insurance and old-age retirement pensions, all innovations at the time. Starting with the model of Prussian compulsory schooling, American “educators,” starting with John Dewey and Edward Thorndike...
  • Ranchers ordered to cut grazing on national grasslands...

    06/04/2008 3:37:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies · 133+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 4 2008
    The Forest Service says it's trying to protect resources by ordering a 30 percent reduction in cattle grazing on grasslands in southwestern North Dakota. Some ranchers were surprised by the order. Doug Pope is the president of the Little Missouri Grazing Association. He says the Medora District has had more than 4 inches of rain this spring. He says a lot of people thought Forest Service letter ordering the cuts was unwarranted. The Forest Service manages grazing on about 1 million public acres on the National Grasslands. Ron Jablonski is the Forest Service ranger for the Medora District. He says...
  • Count Gottfried von Bismarck

    07/07/2007 10:00:28 AM PDT · by atomic_dog · 56 replies · 1,828+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 04/07/2007 | Telegraph Media Group
    Count Gottfried von Bismarck, who was found dead on Monday aged 44, was a louche German aristocrat with a multi-faceted history as a pleasure-seeking heroin addict, hell-raising alcoholic, flamboyant waster and a reckless and extravagant host of homosexual orgies. The great-great-grandson of Prince Otto, Germany's Iron Chancellor and architect of the modern German state, the young von Bismarck showed early promise as a brilliant scholar, but led an exotic life of gilded aimlessness that attracted the attention of the gossip columns from the moment he arrived in Oxford in 1983 and hosted a dinner at which the severed heads of...
  • German aristocrat Bismarck dead at 44

    07/04/2007 6:55:26 AM PDT · by TopQuark · 17 replies · 1,048+ views
    Associates Press ^ | July 04, 2007 | JILL LAWLESS
    Back to Story - Help German aristocrat Bismarck dead at 44 By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press Writer 42 minutes ago Count Gottfried von Bismarck, the stylish and troubled scion of one of Germany's most famous families, has died at the age of 44, police said Wednesday.The Metropolitan Police said Bismarck, great-great-grandson of Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, who unified Germany, was found dead at his apartment in London's tony Chelsea district on Monday.A post-mortem examination was due to be held Wednesday. ------------ snip -------------------- As an undergraduate, he was known for his lavish parties and extravagant appearance, which at...
  • Death fall party was a gay, drug-fuelled orgy

    10/05/2006 9:44:08 AM PDT · by thegreatbeast · 51 replies · 1,934+ views
    Daily Mail via Drudge ^ | 5th October 2006 | NA
    A man who plunged to his death from the sixth floor of a German aristocrat’s home had been taking part in a gay orgy while bingeing on cocaine, an inquest was told today. Tony Casey, 38, had five times the potentially fatal level of the drug in his body when he plunged from the Chelsea roof terrace of Count Gottfried von Bismarck. Both men had taken part in an elaborate all night gay orgy with three others. When police officers arrived at the scene they discovered the floor of the penthouse flat in Draycott Place was littered with sexual paraphernalia....
  • Churchill, Hitler, and Newt

    02/18/2006 8:58:24 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 36 replies · 1,007+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 02-19-06 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    Churchill, Hitler, and Newt by Patrick J. Buchanan Posted Feb 19, 2006 You can always tell when the War Party wants a new war. They will invariably trot out the Argumentum ad Hitlerum. Before the 1991 Gulf War, Saddam had become "the Hitler of Arabia," though he had only conquered a sandbox half the size of Denmark. Milosevic then became the "Hitler of the Balkans," though he had lost Slovenia, Croatia and Macedonia, was struggling to hold Bosnia and Kosovo, and had defeated no one. Comes now the new Hitler. "This is 1935, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is as close to...
  • Car crashes into Bismarck hospital waiting room(grandma gone wild)

    10/25/2005 7:52:28 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 18 replies · 584+ views
    AP via Grandforks Herald ^ | 10-24-05 | JAMES MacPHERSON
    BISMARCK, N.D. - A car crashed through the glass wall of a waiting room at Medcenter One hospital, sending six women, including the 87-year-old driver, to the emergency room. "It was total chaos," Bismarck Police Officer Dave Horner said. "There were so many people there that we didn't know who had been hit and injured, or who the witnesses were." He said it was fortunate that so many doctors and nurses were nearby. Horner said the car driven by Ruth Otto, of Mandan, "sideswiped the building, then sideswiped a car and then went into the building." It happened at about...
  • A Bismarck to join the German parliament

    02/28/2005 1:04:47 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 20 replies · 613+ views
    Expatica ^ | 28 February 2005 | Expatica
    LUEBECK - The German parliament is due to gain a deputy with one of the most prominent historical names in Germany when Carl-Eduard Graf von Bismarck takes a seat for the opposition Christian Democratic Union (CDU). Carl-Eduard, 43, is a great-great grandson of Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898), who as the "Iron Chancellor" was the driving force in the creation of the modern German state. The Luebecker Nachrichten newspaper said Carl-Eduard was to take the seat in the German parliament of Peter Harry Carstensen, who led the CDU in the 27 February elections in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein. The paper...
  • Navy to Commission Attack Sub Jimmy Carter

    02/15/2005 4:53:00 PM PST · by conservativebabe · 246 replies · 4,175+ views
    Drudge ^ | February 15, 2005 | DOD
    WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy will commission its newest nuclear-powered attack submarine Jimmy Carter on Saturday, Feb. 19, during an 11 a.m. EST ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, Conn. The attack submarine Jimmy Carter honors the 39th president of the United States. President Carter is the only U.S. president to have qualified in submarines. He has distinguished himself by a lifetime of public service, and has long ties to the Navy and the submarine force. Carter graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1946, served as a commissioned officer aboard submarines, and served as commander-in-chief from 1977...
  • The easiest virtue--and the hardest

    12/09/2004 8:47:19 PM PST · by jwalburg · 2 replies · 338+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | Dec. 9, 2004 | Art Marmorstein
    Twelve years ago, when the four policemen implicated in the beating of Rodney King were acquitted, a riot erupted in Los Angeles, a riot that eventually took the lives of 54 people and caused more than $1 billion in damage. In the midst of all this, an obviously anguished King asked his now-famous question, "Why can't we all just get along?" Disturbed by the increasing political and social tensions of American society, the more moderate among us are echoing King's question, wondering why it is that we can't somehow figure out how to get along better, how to end some...
  • Thanks, Johnny Horton, for "Sink The Bismarck" (it happened his day in history).

    05/27/2003 6:55:02 AM PDT · by tame · 66 replies · 3,790+ views
    history channel.com | May 27, 2003 | history channel.com
    1941 Bismarck sunk by Royal Navy On May 27, 1941, the British navy sinks the German battleship Bismarck in the North Atlantic near France. The German death toll was more than 2,000. On February 14, 1939, the 823-foot Bismarck was launched at Hamburg. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler hoped that the state-of-the-art battleship would herald the rebirth of the German surface battle fleet. However, after the outbreak of war, Britain closely guarded ocean routes from Germany to the Atlantic Ocean, and only U-boats moved freely through the war zone. In May 1941, the order was given for the Bismarck to break...
  • The French, They are a Funny Race!

    04/25/2003 1:46:51 PM PDT · by mrustow · 67 replies · 342+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 27 April 2003 | Nicholas Stix
    Toogood Reports [Weekender, April 27, 2003; 12:01 a.m. EST]URL: http://ToogoodReports.com/ Immediately after the onset of the war on Iraq, our French "allies" decided — yet again — to punish us. Foreseeing the inevitable coalition victory, Pres. Jacques Chirac announced to the world, that the American and British "belligerents" had no right to administer postwar Iraq, or to profit from contracts rebuilding the country. According to Chirac, the French, on the other hand, who had for years illegally armed Saddam Hussein, and who had not sacrificed any blood or treasure to remove him from power, were uniquely deserving of such contracts....
  • Bismarck must be spinning in his grave at Germany's blunder

    02/11/2003 4:19:46 PM PST · by MadIvan · 24 replies · 331+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | February 12, 2003 | Josef Joffe
    How the once-mighty have stumbled! In the old days (not that they were such good days), the Germans simply used to overrun Belgium - and triggered two world wars in the process. Now they hide behind this tiny country in order to kick Uncle Sam in the shin. Though Berlin did not formally veto Nato planning for the defence of Turkey in case of an Iraqi war, German Nato diplomats earlier this week egged on France and Belgium to say "Non". Making a mouse roar, to do in Nato? This is a new one in the annals of diplomacy, and...
  • Reckless and sinking (Sac Bee Alert)

    10/10/2002 10:44:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 200+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/10/02 | Daniel Weintraub - Editorial
    <p>This year California needed a real choice in the governor's campaign and a Republican candidate who could offer a credible alternative to the mediocre incumbent, Democrat Gray Davis. Instead it got Bill Simon, an empty suit who can't even mount a decent smear on his opponent.</p>