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  • Jesse Jackson Calls On Tech's 'Unicorns' To Join Apple, Google And Release Diversity Reports

    09/09/2015 9:15:45 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 41 replies ^ | SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 | Salvador Rodriguez
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The herd of $1 billion-plus startups -- the so-called "unicorns" -- is growing. But the workforces at these oversized startups are raising a question now familiar to Silicon Valley: do these mythical creatures only come white and male? A year ago, Rev. Jesse Jackson drew attention to Silicon Valley’s lack of diversity and spurred Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and many others to start issuing “diversity reports” to hold themselves accountable. But now he has a new target: the unicorns, which are delaying their IPOs and, in a sense, public scrutiny, as they look to establish markets around...
  • Obama Vows Justice After ISIS Kills American Hostage Kayla Jean Mueller

    02/10/2015 9:15:34 AM PST · by rktman · 68 replies ^ | 2/10/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    “No matter how long it takes, the United States will find and bring to justice the terrorists who are responsible for Kayla’s captivity and death,” he warned.
  • Obama to Make Statement on Ukraine at the White House

    02/28/2014 1:41:32 PM PST · by maggief · 129 replies
    ap ^ | February 28, 2014
    Headline only.
  • North Korea 'finishes missile launch preparations' and warns foreigners to evacuate South

    04/09/2013 5:00:00 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 60 replies
    Express ^ | April 9, 2013
    North Korea 'finishes missile launch preparations' and warns foreigners to evacuate South NORTH Korea has completed preparations for a mid-range missile launch from its east coast, officials in Seoul have revealed just hours after foreigners living in South Korea were warned to quit the country. North Korea's Asia-Pacific Peace Committee said in a statement monitored in Seoul that foreign nationals should find out in advance where they can take shelter as well as examine evacuation plans to leave the country. "We do not wish harm on foreigners in South Korea should there be a war," said the KCNA news agency,...
  • Is the 1950 Korea Mess Relevant to the New Korean Mess?

    04/06/2013 1:19:10 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 20 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 6, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Probably very little, beyond the differences. Source: American in North Korea[/caption] The North Korean invasion of South Korea began on June 25, 1950 when North Korean troops -- many of them battle-hardened veterans of Mao's fights against Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists -- crossed the thirty-eighth parallel to invade South Korea, initially at the Ongjin Peninsula. They met with little resistance as they took Seoul and proceeded largely unimpeded and quickly south, driving the miserably armed and led South Korean (Republic of Korea or ROK) forces before them. Five hundred or so members of the Korea Military Advisory Group (KMAG) were stationed...
  • Newt Gingrich suggests Ron Paul unprepared, a threat

    12/19/2011 11:16:25 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | Dec 19, 2011 | By REID J. EPSTEIN
    DAVENPORT, Iowa – Newt Gingrich saw the enemy Monday, and his name was Ron Paul. Without speaking Paul’s name, Gingrich took dead aim at the Texas congressman who’s crept up in state polls as he’s started to tumble, and is looking increasingly likely to run strong in the caucuses. Focusing on their foreign policy differences, Gingrich painted Paul as unprepared for the presidency and a threat to American safety. “I will stand apart from some of our candidates and believe we need a strong defense, we need a fairly modernized intelligence community,” Gingrich said during a five-minute opening statement. “I...
  • Lugar still waving red flag at Tea Party

    02/10/2011 3:15:02 AM PST · by Scanian · 19 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | February 10, 2011 | Ralph Alter
    The bombast and bluster emanating from the office of Senator Dick Lugar of Indiana suggest that he knows he's going to have a fight on his hands to retain his seat. Lugar, current king of the RINOs in the upper chamber, is clearly unwilling to give up the perks of office, particularly the accolades slathered upon him by the beltway media. Like John McCain, Lugar simply doesn't comprehend the fact that he is lavishly praised by the mainstream press precisely to the degree he is willing to turn his back on the traditional American values of his constituents. Lugar's response...
  • N.Korea says war with South would go nuclear

    12/17/2010 12:47:43 AM PST · by Islander7 · 31 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | Dec 17, 2010 | AFP
    SEOUL (AFP) – North Korea warned that another war with South Korea would involve nuclear weapons, as diplomatic efforts continued to ease high tensions over its deadly artillery attack and atomic ambitions. Uriminzokkiri, the official website of the communist state, said in a commentary seen Friday that war on the Korean Peninsula is only a matter of time.
  • Iran threatens to attack 170 US targets

    10/01/2007 4:10:38 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 79 replies · 235+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | October 1, 2007
    Iran threatened Monday to attack some 170 American targets in the Middle East and around the world if it is attacked by Israel or the US, Israel Radio reported. A high-ranking officer from the country's Revolutionary Guards told the force's official journal, The Guards, that Teheran succeeded, after extended and comprehensive work, to identify hundreds of strategic American targets in the Middle East and around the world. The Revolutionary Guards' Ground Forces Command is able to easily kill American nationals staying in the Middle East. "Several years ago they [Americans] were far away from us by thousands of kilometers. Now...
  • Al Qaeda: Expect 'Major Attacks' Following Zarqawi's Death

    06/11/2006 10:07:02 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 31 replies · 1,086+ views
    Fox News ^ | Sunday , June 11, 2006
    Al Qaeda: Expect 'Major Attacks' Following Zarqawi's Death Sunday , June 11, 2006 CAIRO, Egypt — Al Qaeda in Iraq vowed Sunday to carry out "major attacks," insisting in a Web statement that it was still powerful after the death of leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The statement did not name a successor to Zarqawi, who was killed by a U.S. airstrike Wednesday. But it said the group's leadership "renews its allegiance" to Usama bin Laden. CountryWatch: Iraq Bin Laden "will see things that will bring joy to his heart," it said, vowing "to prepare major attacks that will shake the...
  • N.Korea threatens to sever military ties with Seoul

    11/30/2005 7:29:24 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 438+ views
    AFP ^ | 11/30/05
    N.Korea threatens to sever military ties with Seoul Wed Nov 30, 2:51 AM ET North Korea has threatened to sever military ties with South Korea, accusing Seoul of allowing US troops to flaunt their presence in two border areas used for inter-Korean exchanges and tourism. In an unusual statement carried by Pyongyang's official KCNA news agency late Tuesday, the North's military said South Korea's "servile" attitude to the United States was putting inter-Korean military relations in jeorpardy. Military accords signed by the Koreas to control overland exchanges across the heavily fortified border were close to "dead," it said. In 2002,...
  • N. Korea Chafes at U.N. Human Rights Plan(blasts EU, promises ULTRA HARD-LINE RESPONSE)

    11/05/2005 4:28:34 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 242+ views
    AP ^ | 11/05/05
    N. Korea Chafes at U.N. Human Rights Plan Sat Nov 5, 2:40 AM ET North Korea has accused the United States of attempting to overthrow the communist regime with a human rights law and warned of an "ultra hard-line" response if it does so, according to a North Korean news report on Saturday. An unidentified delegate issued the warning before the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York on Monday, said the report on North's Korean Central Broadcasting Station, a state-controlled radio station monitored by South Korea's Yonhap news agency. North Korean officials often make policy statements...
  • France Threatens Military Action Against Syria over Lebanon!

    03/26/2005 3:47:20 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 107 replies · 2,127+ views
    Naharnet ^ | Beirut, Updated 26 Mar 05, 12:42 | Naharnet
    France has reportedly warned the Assad regime against playing procrastination games to sabotage the process of change in Lebanon, saying "otherwise, all doors will be flung open for all eventualities against Syria," including military action. The London-based Asharq Al Awsat on Saturday quoted a French official as saying the report of the U.N. fact-finding mission on ex-Premier Hariri's assassination "is the message we wanted to address to Syria to refrain from preventing the change in Lebanon." The newspaper quoted the French official as saying in a harsh language that reflects a French ultimatum: "France has long resisted calls for directly...
  • Venezuela's president tells world to 'forget about cheap oil'

    03/05/2005 6:48:18 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 51 replies · 1,663+ views
    The New Kerala ^ | March 5, 2005 | Agence Presse-France
    NEW DELHI (AFP) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, whose country is the world's fifth-largest oil exporter, said that the world should get used to high oil prices. "The world should forget about cheap oil ... it won't happen," Chavez told a news conference in the Indian capital on Saturday, saying that the new price range for oil would remain between 40 dollars and 50 dollars. "That is the new band for oil," said Chavez, whose country is the only South American member of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Chavez, on the second day of a visit to India...
  • Senator John Kerry, Don’t Burn Someone Else’s Limited Edition Bra!

    04/30/2004 8:09:49 AM PDT · by crushkerry · 7 replies · 237+ views ^ | 4/30/04 | Gabrielle Reilly
    If I was on one of my adventures around the world, I am about positive I would love to meet Senator John Kerry and his interesting, outspoken, alternate wife. They are fluent in worldly matters and could partake in lively conversations on global issues. As an Australian, I am filled with interest meeting people from every walk of life. Always. That’s the essence of my culture. But, there are some people you would love to have a beer with but would never do business with. That’s the savvy, yet kind, heart of Australia… you can welcome everyone, but never give...
  • Syria won't bow to US pressure, vows to continue support for Iraq

    09/23/2003 7:30:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies · 200+ views
    Arab Times ^ | 9-22-03
    DAMASCUS,(RTRS): Syria brushed aside on Saturday as "futile" United States pressure to secure its cooperation with US policies and argued that Washington should display a better understanding of Arab interests. "These pressures will not have a negative impact on us," said Vice President Abdel-Halim Khaddam. The US Congress, concerned over what it sees as a failure by Syria to halt infiltration of militants into Iraq, is mulling a Syria Accountability Act which could lead to more sanctions against Damascus, a stern opponent to the US presence in Iraq. "They can decide what they want, but we also have our independent...
  • CA: Stop the budget bluster

    06/08/2003 8:32:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 238+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 6/7/03 | Mercury News
    <p>THIS week a Senate-Assembly budget committee began meeting to work out the nitty-gritty of closing the state's $38 billion budget gap.</p> <p>Meanwhile, the Republican leader in the Senate dug the trenches deeper and put a bayonet to the back of any of his troops who might consider slipping across the lines to make a tax-increase deal with the Democrats.</p>
  • Chirac Again Warns East Europeans to Toe EU Line

    04/16/2003 10:13:41 AM PDT · by steve-b · 13 replies · 180+ views
    Reuters ^ | 16 April 2003 | Tom Heneghan
    ATHENS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac, who outraged east Europeans in February by slamming their support for the U.S.-led war on Iraq, warned the new EU members on Wednesday to do more to find common European stands....
  • Saddam: Attack on Iraq Would Fail

    08/08/2002 6:00:11 AM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies · 142+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 8, 2002 | SAMEER N. YACOUB
    Saddam: Attack on Iraq Would Fail By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer AP/ BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — Saddam Hussein warned Thursday that anyone who attacks Iraq will die ``in disgraceful failure,'' as thousands of armed civilians marched through Baghdad in support of the Iraqi president. Speaking on the anniversary of the end of the 1980-88 Iraq-Iran war, Saddam made no direct mention of the U.S.-British demand for the return of U.N. arms inspectors to Iraq. But his speech comes as U.S. officials consider a possible attack on Iraq to oust him for allegedly building weapons of mass destruction. The...