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  • Clinton: I don’t believe I ever lied to the public

    02/20/2016 2:31:45 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 19, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Hillary Clinton says she's always tried to be honest and doesn't believe she ever told a lie to the American people. “Well, I have to tell you, I have tried in every way I know how, literally from my years as a young lawyer all the way through my time as secretary of State, to level with the American people,” the presidential contender told CBS in an interview Thursday, when asked if she was always truthful with the public. “I’ve always tried to. Always. Always,” she added.
  • New testimony shows Clinton 'devastated' by Benghazi attack

    10/21/2015 3:44:24 PM PDT · by detective · 80 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 21, 2015
    A "devastated" Hillary Rodham Clinton worked late into the night on Sept. 11, 2012, trying to protect her people caught in an attack on a diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, that ultimately killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, a close Clinton aide said in testimony released Wednesday. But the former secretary of state was "deeply engaged" in ensuring the others made it home, added Cheryl Mills, Clinton's former chief of staff, who spoke to the GOP-led House Benghazi committee last month. Democrats on the committee released the full, 307-page transcript of Mills' remarks a day ahead of Clinton's...
  • I've experienced a new level of racism since Donald Trump went after Latinos

    09/10/2015 6:05:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 9, 2015 | Tina Vasquez
    I have never been asked the type of questions Im now fielding from white people and Im not the only one.Donald Trumps hate speech against Latinos seems to be emboldening white Americans racism. For many, it may be hard to wrap their minds around the fact that that a reality TV star and failed businessman who characterized Mexican immigrants as the most unwanted people, calling them criminals, drug dealers, and rapists, was not only running for president, but is now polling well. I cant say Im surprised. A couple of weeks ago, while I was running errands in my...
  • Trump's Border Ruffians and Twain's War Prayer

    08/25/2015 1:11:50 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 2 replies ^ | 8/25/15 | Steve Berman
    Mark Twain wrote with enormoussentiment about a great patriotic movement, as a fluttering wilderness of flags flashed in the sun. Thus is the receiving line of the disaffected for Donald Trump, of whom legend and song shall be duly recorded in history. Leading in the polls, standing tall above all the other GOP candidates, indeed above Her Majesty Hillary Clinton, whose shine has turned to a patina in the manner of copper left in the rain,Trumps supporterswax heroic about their leader, ready to defend him with their honor for the glory to come. Then home from the war, bronzed heroes,...
  • Jeb Bush Not Going To Back Down On Immigration, Supports Path For Legalized Status

    06/01/2015 9:28:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    CBS DC ^ | 6/1/15 | CBS DC
    Former Florida governor and potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said that although his pro-immigration views are not in line with his partys base, hes not going to back down on the countrys immigration problem. Speaking Sunday on CBS Face the Nation, Bush said hes not going to back down on immigration, insisting the country has an immigration problem and needs a path for illegal aliens I think we have immigration problem, said Bush. Its a system thats broken. The legal system is broken. We need to narrow family petitioning expand economic immigrants. We need to enforce the law....
  • Obama Regrets Not More Aggressively Explaining How Badly Bush Failed

    03/18/2015 4:13:20 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 79 replies
    Breibart TV ^ | 3-18-2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday at town hall event held at the City Club of Cleveland, when asked what he would have done differently, President Barack Obama said he regretted he did not more aggressively warn the American public how long it was going to take for them to recover from President George W. Bushs failures. Obama said, I would have told myself to anticipate because the recession was so bad and so tough for so many people, that I was going to have to be more aggressive in explaining to the public how long it was going to take for the recovery to...
  • The Islam ISIS Lie

    We are all driven by our belief systems. For instance, we know Christianity can and has propelled simple men to great heights of honor and integrity in the never ending struggle against evil. I offer America as an example. ISIS fighters have a belief system too, to which they devote their lives - Islam The one answer Obama and all other apologist will never be able to answer truthfully is this. What passage in the Koran contradicts the actions of ISIS? Tell me that MF'rs!!
  • BAKKEN 'OCEAN' OF OIL - FED TAKEOVER? (personal opinion of poster)

    04/17/2014 8:44:54 AM PDT · by Hostage · 129 replies
    Vanity | April 17, 2014 | By Hostage
    This report is exclusive to and is intended only to pass observed on-the-ground information to readers. It is not carried on any major news outlet and it won't be in our opinion. You can file this report as conspiracy if needed but it is more suitably filed as accumulation of unexplained Fed action for future analysis. I do ask relevant and pertinent questions throughout the question that Freepers can help answer. One question for which I have affirmative answers is can the federal government move in on oil and gas drillers and takeover at any time declaring any oil...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz says 'dozens' of countries stand with US on Syria, can't name them

    09/05/2013 11:17:57 AM PDT · by mojito · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/3/2013 | Ashe Schow
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., chairman of the Democratic National Committee, told CNN host Wolf Blitzer that there are dozens of countries who are going to stand with the United States, who will engage with us on military action [in Syria] and also that back us up 100 percent. Asked by Blitzer which countries she was referring to, Wasserman Schultz waffled, saying thats honestly, Wolf, something Im not at liberty to say. Some of what Ive learned is classified, some is unclassified but what I can tell you is that there are many nations who are committed to support the...
  • Should U. S. have operated jointly with Israel against Syria? (missile arsenals, WMDs)

    05/26/2013 10:11:30 AM PDT · by imardmd1 · 12 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | May 24, 2013 / 15 Sivan, 5773 | Caroline B. Glick
    Israel -- and by extention, the West -- owes the Syrian dictator, BIG time. But why is Obama ignoring his lessons? (snip) ... Homeland Security Minister Gilad Erdan has been warning repeatedly that it is certain that Israeli population centers will be hit by Syrian ballistic missiles ... (snip) ... the second danger is that the weapons in Syria will proliferate far and wide. US officials have already admitted that they have lost track of much of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal. (snip) The party most responsible for the barbarous, protracted Syrian civil war that will almost certainly drag Israel into...
  • Kerry to North Korea: Don't test missile [Or no Christmas cards.......]

    04/12/2013 6:42:37 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    Kerry to North Korea: Don't test missile By BRADLEY KLAPPER | Associated Press 1 hr 18 mins ago SEOUL, South Korea (AP) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a stark warning to North Korea on Friday not to test-fire a mid-range missile, while rejecting a new U.S. intelligence report suggesting significant progress in the communist regime's nuclear weapons program. Kicking off four days of talks in an East Asia beset by increasing North Korean threats, Kerry told reporters in Seoul that Pyongyang and its enigmatic young leader would only increase their isolation if they launched the missile...
  • Wanted: Children who have past life memories: Reality show's bizarre casting call

    03/25/2013 1:03:13 AM PDT · by Windflier · 30 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 24 March 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    There have been shows on toddler beauty pageants, raising multiples, and children living with other peoples wives. But now, a pair of producers is hoping to feature children who have lived past lives. Hoping to find children who have inexplicable memories and experiences of another life, the producers insist that past-life memories are real and somewhat common. Speaking with the Huffington Post, husband-and-wife producers Joke Fincioen and Biagio Messina hope to find children, aged 2-10, who have inexplicable memories that seem to be from past lives. We wanted to tell these parents stories without trying to prove or disprove them....
  • Obama: Romney's a 'Bulls-----'

    10/25/2012 6:21:53 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 66 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 25, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    <p>Rolling Stone cover, Obama and the Road Ahead: The Rolling Stone Interview,</p>
  • Delusion guided accused shooter of soldiers at Little Rock recruiting center (Muslim Muhammud)

    07/23/2011 6:26:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Commercial Appeal ^ | 7/23/11 | Kristina Goetz
    Delusion guided accused shooter of soldiers at Little Rock recruiting centerPsychiatrist says reality was lost on Muhammad By Kristina Goetz Memphis Commercial Appeal Posted July 23, 2011 at midnight LITTLE ROCK -- The star defense witness in the capital murder trial of Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad said Friday that the defendant believes he is persecuted because he's Muslim and that his actions are more important than they really are -- all because he suffers from a delusional disorder. "Saying you're an operative of a major terrorist organization is grandiose," said Dr. Shawn Agharkar, a psychiatrist who examined Muhammad three times in...
  • Obama says he deserves re-election, job's not done

    02/05/2012 2:32:00 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb. 5, 2012 | AP
    Obama says he deserves re-election, job's not done WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he deserves re-election, despite the nation's economic troubles. Obama said in a pre-Super Bowl interview on NBC that his administration is creating more than 250,000 jobs a month, the most since 2005, and a reversal from the 750,000 jobs the economy was losing three years ago. The president said American manufacturing still needs a boost and "We have got to make sure we are pushing American energy, not just oil and gas, but clean energy." Obama also said the country needed to return to "old-fashioned...
  • White House agrees to hand over Solyndra documents to GOP

    11/10/2011 3:25:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/10/11 | Andrew Restuccia
    White House agrees to hand over Solyndra documents to GOPBy Andrew Restuccia - 11/10/11 03:37 PM ET The White House agreed Thursday to provide House lawmakers with internal communications related to the $535 million Solyndra loan guarantee, Republicans said. The agreement comes a week after Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committees investigative panel subpoenaed the White House for all internal communications on Solyndra, the solar panel maker that filed for bankruptcy in September. The deadline for producing the requested documents was Thursday. The White House had balked at the subpoena, arguing it is too broad. White House counsel...
  • "Have you ever had sex with Rick Perry?" (MEGA-BARF ALERT!)

    08/18/2011 9:53:50 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 240 replies
    Salon ^ | 8-17-11 | TCRLAF
    An Austin Ron Paul supporter has taken out a full-page ad in the local alt weekly newspaper seeking any "stripper ... escort ... or 'young hottie'" who has slept with Rick Perry, part of his single-minded jihad against the presidential candidate. Robert Morrow describes himself as a "self-employed investor and political activist" as well as a three-time delegate to the Texas state GOP convention. "Have you ever had sex with Rick Perry?" blares the ad, placed by Morrow in this week's Austin Chronicle. "Are you a stripper, an escort, or just a 'young hottie' impressed by an arrogant, entitled governor...
  • Obama welcomes shuttle launch

    07/09/2011 10:39:58 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 35 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 07/08/11 | MATT NEGRIN
    President Obama welcomed the launch of the Atlantis shuttle on Friday by saying he'll be alive when astronauts eventually reach Mars. "I have tasked the men and women of NASA with an ambitious new mission: to break new boundaries in space exploration, ultimately sending Americans to Mars," Obama said in a statement. "I know they are up to the challenge and I plan to be around to see it."
  • Donald Trump Is President Obamas New Best Friend (Ultra spew warning)

    04/24/2011 12:28:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Lez Get Real ^ | April 23, 2011 | L. S. Carbonell
    Ever want to reach through your TV screen and grab somebody and scream at him? When Michele Bachmann admitted that the document George Stephanopoulos was showing her was the Presidents birth certificate, and then said that the President should just release it, I wanted to throttle George. The proper response was He did, three years ago. Donald Trumps grandstanding about the birther issue has forced mainstream Republicans to face the conspiracy theory or be branded idiots like Trump. With two-thirds of their base believing that the President was not born in Hawaii, and even fewer understanding that it really doesnt...
  • Calling Bull---- on Rolling Stone

    03/29/2011 6:22:35 AM PDT · by Prussian Koenig · 7 replies
    Yon's Dispatches ^ | March 29, 2011 | Michael Yon
    <p>Seldom do I waste time with rebutting articles, and especially not from publications like Rolling Stone. Today, numerous people sent links to the latest Rolling Stone tripe. The story is titled THE KILL TEAM, THE FULL STORY. It should be titled: BULLSHIT, from Rolling Stone.</p>
  • Gadhafi's Warplane Shot Down

    03/24/2011 8:09:49 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 174 replies
    Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi challenged the allies' no-fly zone for the first time today, sending up a warplane over the city of Misrata where it was quickly shot down by French fighter jets, a senior French military official said.The plane launched by Gadhafi was a "galeb," a single-engine military aircraft.Africa Command's Gen. Carter F. Ham told ABC News Gadhafi's forces are advancing in the northwest city of Misrata, with his men dressing as civilians. Ham said there are still plenty of command and control centers left for the allied forces to target.Gadhafi is aware there will be a transfer of...
  • Every cigarette puff causes damage

    12/10/2010 7:11:04 PM PST · by Krankor · 93 replies · 2+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 12/10/2010 | Monifa Thomas
    Even brief exposure to tobacco smoke from, say, an occasional puff or secondhand smoke can damage DNA in ways that lead to cancer, according to the U.S. Surgeon Generals first new report on tobacco in four years. Tobacco smoke damages almost every organ in your body, surgeon general Regina Benjamin said in the report released Thursday. In someone with underlying heart disease, Benjamin said, One cigarette can cause a heart attack. One in five deaths nationwide is attributed to cigarettes, according to the report about the same percentage of adults and older teens who smoke. The 700-page...

    10/06/2010 10:58:34 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 17 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 10/7/10 | self/vanity
    OK I have had it with "The Polls" that tell us how we think about candidates and how democraps are not doing so bad after all. DONT BELEIVE IT! I would like to start a nice listing of how well "The Polls" have done in the last few months in the primaries. For example- in New York, "The Polls" had Lazio and Paladino tied 48-47 on the Monday before the primary. On Tuesday Paladino WHOMPED HIM by 63-37 % That's almost 2 to 1 Folks. and NOT ONE SINGLE POLL showed this. Siena poll had Paladino down by 6. NOT...
  • Massive underwater oil cloud may destroy life in Gulf of Mexico

    05/17/2010 5:31:20 AM PDT · by Scythian · 81 replies · 1,655+ views
    "Researchers have found more underwater plumes of oil than they can count from the blown-out well, said Samantha Joye, a professor of marine sciences at the University of Georgia. She said careful measurements taken of one plume showed it stretching for 10 miles, with a 3-mile width." The Christian Science Monitor also reports now that as much as 3.4 million gallons of oil may be leaking into the Gulf every day! "The oil that can be seen from the surface is apparently just a fraction of the oil that has spilled into the Gulf of Mexico since April 20, according...
  • Army Schedules Formal Hearing (re: LTC Lakin & Obama NBC issue)

    05/12/2010 4:20:21 PM PDT · by rxsid · 51 replies · 1,631+ views
    safeguardourconstitution ^ | 5/12/2010 | safeguardourconstitution
    "Press Release: Army Schedules Formal Hearing ARMY SCHEDULES FORMAL HEARING IN CRIMINAL CASE AGAINST DECORATED ARMY PHYSICIAN BEING COURT-MARTIALLED FOR REFUSING TO OBEY ALL ORDERSAT REQUEST OF DEFENSE COUNSEL, HEARING NOW TO PROCEED ON JUNE 11, 2010 Washington, D.C., May 12, 2010. The Army has now officially scheduled a formal hearing its case against Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, who is being court-martialled by the Army for refusing to obey orders to deploy to Afghanistan because the President refuses --even in the face of mounting evidence to the contrary-- to prove his eligibility under the Constitution to hold office. It will...
  • LIVE THREAD- State of the Union - 27 January, 2010

    01/27/2010 4:41:04 PM PST · by SE Mom · 2,518 replies · 98,741+ views
    27 January 2010
    The president is scheduled to give the State of the Union address at 9 PM eastern.
  • Grayson wants to send critic to jail for five years

    12/18/2009 4:50:09 PM PST · by inflorida · 31 replies · 1,397+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 18, 2009 | Mark Matthews
    WASHINGTON Not everyone thinks imitation is the best form of flattery. In fact, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson of Orlando took such offense at a parody website aimed at unseating him that the freshman Democrat has asked that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder investigate the Lake County activist who started the anti-Grayson website Specifically, Grayson accuses Republican activist Angie Langley of lying to federal elections. His four-page complaint highlights the fact that the Clermont resident lives outside his district, but that Langley still uses the term my in Langley has deliberately masqueraded as a constituent of mine, in...
  • Kathleen Sebelius is the AntiChrist (?) {v}

    11/21/2009 10:50:58 AM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 13 replies · 756+ views
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  • For Good or Else? Christian Houses in Turkey marked

    09/03/2009 5:50:08 AM PDT · by Nikas777 · 16 replies · 805+ views ^ | 02 September 2009
    For Good or Else? Christian Houses in Turkey markedGates of Vienna 02 September 2009 Our Austrian correspondent ESW has translated a report from Die Presse about ominous new developments in Istanbul that bode ill for Turkeys few remaining Christians: Strangers marking Christian buildings in IstanbulBuildings inhabited by Christians have been marked with insignias in several districts of Istanbul. The labeling of the buildings are clearly done in concert with increasing harassment of the Christian inhabitants.Some buildings in the traditionally Christian districts of Feriky and Kurtulus have recently been labeled with green and red signs. Apparently they were affixed to point...
  • Al-Qaeda prepares terrorist attacks in Russia

    04/18/2009 5:18:44 AM PDT · by Cindy · 31 replies · 877+ views
    SNIPPET: "Russian special services disclosed monstrous designs of international terrorist network al-Qaeda. The organization intended to conduct a series of terrorist attacks in Russia during the celebration of the Orthodox Easter. Terrorists planned to explode a building of the Federal Security Bureau in Moscow, a building of an aircraft-making association and a tan-yard in Kazan. They also planned to assassinate a high-ranking FSB official, Boris G." SNIPPET: "The special services have obtained the verbal descriptions of all the three suspects. The first one of them, Mohammad Yunus bin Mussa is a 35-year-old red-haired well-built male. The second one is Janes...
  • Palin urged to speak on racist 'Obama state-government circulated emails'(by our British friends)

    12/18/2008 5:17:30 PM PST · by curth · 11 replies · 557+ views
    Mail Foreign Service ^ | 18th December 2008
    Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska, has come under pressure to respond to the discovery that staff members in her state's government had received and forwarded racist emails about President-Elect Barack Obama. One of the emails asked about the outcome of the Democrat's victory and concluded: "Another black family living in government housing!" Another, entitled "Night Befo Crizzmus," was forwarded dozens of times, according to the state's information technology division. Administration commissioner Annette Kreitzer said: "It's embarrassing to the state." Mrs Kreitzer said she alerted the office of Mrs Palin, the failed Republican vice presidential candidate in the recent election,...
  • Franken Bypasses Coleman as Voters React to Attack Ads (BARF ALERT)

    10/04/2008 5:17:59 AM PDT · by DocT111 · 58 replies · 1,854+ views
    DFL U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken has moved into his first solid lead over incumbent Republican Norm Coleman, according to a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll. The survey, conducted Tuesday through Thursday by Princeton Survey Research Associates International among 1,084 likely Minnesota voters, shows Franken leading Coleman 43 to 34 percent. Independence Party candidate Dean Barkley is supported by 18 percent of respondents. Frankens lead is outside the polls margin of sampling error, plus or minus 3.7 points. For Coleman, there is little good news in the poll. The number of voters who view him unfavorably continues to grow, the...
  • Pelosi,and Murtha to hold news conference FOR impeachment due to Surge SUCCESS (Unbelieveable)

    12/19/2007 4:41:09 PM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 26 replies · 68+ views
    Me | 12/19/07 | GeorgiaDawg32
    It was learned today that Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and John Murtha (D-PA), will hold a joint news conference on Friday condemning President Bush and pushing for his impeachment due to the success of the Surge and an outbreak of cooperation between American troops and Iraqi citizens. Said a spokesperson, The Democrat Party of the United States has been pushing for increased military involvement in Iraq for years; now that we have the majority, we must take credit for the success being enjoyed in Iraq and in the overall War on Terror. We firmly believe that had this administration taken our...
  • Ron Paul Odds Slashed Dramatically: 15 to 1 from 200 to 1

    06/01/2007 7:21:46 PM PDT · by George W. Bush · 164 replies · 3,564+ views ^ | May 30, 2007 | Carrie Stroup
    Ron Paul Odds Slashed Dramatically: 15 to 1 from 200 to 1 Carrie Stroup here with some startling news concerning Ron Paul. (see website here) had experienced such a dramatically insurgence of betting action on Mr. Paul over the past two weeks they were forced to slash odds from 200 to 1 to the current 15 to 1 odds."Ron Paul is a serious contender whose grass roots campaign is growing dramatically," explains Payton O'Brien, Senior Editor of, one of the world's leading political betting news sources. "No other single candidate for US President has received the type of...
  • Iraq war hampers U.S. tornado recovery [Bush's Fault!]

    05/07/2007 3:32:36 PM PDT · by jdm · 25 replies · 752+ views
    Reuters via ABC ^ | May 7, 2007 | Carey Gillam
    Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius says a shortage of trucks, helicopters and other equipment - all sent to the war in Iraq - has hampered recovery in a US town obliterated by a tornado. "There is no doubt at all that this will slow down and hamper the recovery," Governor Sebelius, a Democrat, said in Kansas, where officials said the statewide death toll had risen to 12. "Not having this equipment in place all over the state is a huge handicap." The tornado that devastated Greensburg, 175 kilometres west of Wichita, started a weekend of violent weather in Kansas, a state...
  • Statistics: Majority of Muslims support suicide bombing

    02/11/2007 1:19:53 PM PST · by PRePublic · 7 replies · 1,828+ views Statistics: Majority of Muslims support suicide bombing We now know from my previous article that a majority of Muslims in Palestine and Iraq support terrorism (53% and 61% respectively), while a large minority of Muslims in the UK support terrorism (25%). A further look into polls from the Pew Research Center for People and the Press has confirmed my previous conclusion; a majority of Muslims in most Islamic nations support terrorism. The PRC interviewed over 38,000 people during a four-month period in 44 nations. The conclusions of the Pew Global Attitudes survey are as follows: A majority of people...
  • Global warming to speed up

    01/26/2007 12:38:37 PM PST · by presidio9 · 75 replies · 1,517+ views
    Reuters ^ | 01/27/06 | Alister Doyle
    A draft U.N. report projecting a big rise in temperatures this century is likely to add fuel to the debate about whether the world is facing dangerous global warming, experts said on Friday. The draft, by 2,500 scientists and due for release in Paris on February 2, is expected to warn of more heat waves, floods, droughts and rising seas linked to greenhouse gases released mainly by burning fossil fuels, scientific sources say. World leaders, including former U.S. President George Bush, signed a U.N. Climate Convention in 1992 with an overriding goal of stabilizing greenhouse gases at levels preventing "dangerous...
  • Consequences: Gun Ownership Linked to Higher Homicide Rates

    01/23/2007 8:08:38 PM PST · by neverdem · 59 replies · 1,425+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 23, 2007 | ERIC NAGOURNEY
    States with the greatest number of guns in the home also have the highest rates of homicide, a new study finds. The study, in the February issue of Social Science and Medicine, looked at gun ownership in all 50 states and then compared the results with the number of people killed over a three-year period. The research, the authors said, suggests that household firearms are a direct and an indirect source of firearms used to kill Americans both in their homes and on the streets. The researchers, led by Matthew Miller of the Harvard School of Public Health, drew on...
  • Report has 'smoking gun' on climate (IPCC's 'Mother of All Reports', look for an "iconic statement")

    01/22/2007 8:48:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 91 replies · 2,168+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/22/07 | Seth Borenstein - ap
    WASHINGTON - Human-caused global warming is here, visible in the air, water and melting ice, and is destined to get much worse in the future, an authoritative global scientific report will warn next week. "The smoking gun is definitely lying on the table as we speak," said top U.S. climate scientist Jerry Mahlman, who reviewed all 1,600 pages of the first segment of a giant four-part report. "The evidence ... is compelling." Andrew Weaver, a Canadian climate scientist and study co-author, went even further: "This isn't a smoking gun; climate is a batallion of intergalactic smoking missiles." The first phase...
  • Romney, appealing to core GOP voters, toughens pro-gun rhetoric

    01/17/2007 10:39:34 AM PST · by neverdem · 38 replies · 791+ views ^ | January 15, 2007 | NA
    Associated Press BOSTON - During his two campaigns in Massachusetts, Mitt Romney adopted a decidedly moderate approach to gun control, vowing not to "chip away" at the states gun laws and conceding his backing of an assault rifle ban was "not going to make me the hero of the NRA." Now as he weighs a run for the GOP presidential nomination, Romneys rhetoric is shifting in an effort to appeal to the Republican Partys core conservative base. On Friday, Romney toured a gun show in Florida where he said he supported "the right of individuals to keep and bear arms...
  • Romney Retreats On Gun Control (RINO alert)

    01/14/2007 1:45:09 PM PST · by JRochelle · 158 replies · 2,332+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | January 14, 2007 | Scot Helman
    ORLANDO , Fla. -- Former governor Mitt Romney, who once described himself as a supporter of strong gun laws, is distancing himself from that rhetoric now as he attempts to court the gun owners who make up a significant force in Republican primary politics. In his 1994 US Senate run, Romney backed two gun-control measures strongly opposed by the National Rifle Association and other gun-rights groups: the Brady Bill, which imposed a five-day waiting period on gun sales, and a ban on certain assault weapons. "That's not going to make me the hero of the NRA," Romney told the Boston...
  • More guns equal more murders in U.S. states: study

    01/11/2007 9:10:14 PM PST · by coloradan · 62 replies · 1,358+ views
    Reuters (via Yahoo) ^ | Jan 11 2007 | Reuters (unattributed)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American states where more people own guns have higher murder rates, including murders of children, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health reported on Thursday. The study, certain to provoke arguments in a country where gun ownership is an important political issue, found that about one in three U.S. households reported firearm ownership."Our findings suggest that in the United States, household firearms may be an important source of guns used to kill children, women and men, both on the street and in their homes," said Matthew Miller, assistant professor of health policy and injury prevention, who...
  • "F Word: An Unabashed Bush Bashing"

    11/06/2006 11:40:32 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 9 replies · 366+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/06/06 | Matthew Gilbert
    "The F Word" isn't a documentary or a mockumentary. It's a stoke-umentary, created solely to stoke the fires of non-Republicans who may be feeling passive about voting. The election-eve timing of the IFC movie, which premieres tonight at 9, only highlights its mission to serve as motivational therapy for Democrats, Independents, and just about anyone who doesn't believe in George Bush...In short, it's a bash-Bush bash. What saves the movie for me is what might damn it for others. Director Jed Weintrob is openly preaching to the converted here, and he makes no token efforts to appear even slightly objective....
  • Men Smarter than Women, Scientist Claims

    09/08/2006 6:46:07 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 221 replies · 3,638+ views
    Live Science ^ | Fri Sep 8, 2006 | Jeanna Bryner
    Men are smarter than women, according to a controversial new study that adds another cinder to the fiery debate over whether gender impacts general intelligence. "For 100 years there's been a consensus among psychologists that there is no sex difference in intelligence," said J. Philippe Rushton, a psychologist at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Recent studies, however, have raised questions about the validity of this claim, he said. One such study showed that men have larger brains than women, a 100 gram difference after correcting for body size. Rushton found similar results in a study of gender and brain...
  • Study: Undocumented Immigrants Are Backbone Of Katrina Reconstruction

    06/07/2006 2:16:23 PM PDT · by Smogger · 65 replies · 1,227+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | June 7, 2006 | AP
    NEW ORLEANS -- They are the backbone of post-Hurricane Katrina reconstruction: Workers who converge at dawn and wait to be picked up for 14-hour shifts of hauling debris, ripping out drywall and nailing walls. But because many are in the country illegally, immigrant workers rebuilding New Orleans are especially vulnerable to exploitation, according to a study released Tuesday by professors at Tulane University and the University of California at Berkeley. The illegal immigrants often work in hazardous conditions without protective gear and earn far less than their legal counterparts, the study said. Nearly one-third of the illegal immigrants interviewed by...
  • Hunters and Fishermen Want Action on Global Warming (66% voted Bush, 75% now favor green Pres)

    06/07/2006 10:23:29 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 127 replies · 1,834+ views
    In what might signal a turning point in environmental sentiment in America, a new poll of hunters and fishermen finds the majority think the country is on the wrong track with its energy policy and should be a leader in combating global warming. In the poll of licensed hunters and anglers, 76 percent said global warming is occurring and 73 percent believe it is impacting or will impact hunting and fishing conditions. A full 78 percent said the solutions should involve conserving more energy, developing fuel-efficient vehicles and expanding the use of renewable sources. The nationwide poll of 1,031 hunters...
  • A psychic guru prays the rosary: John Edward's new book promotes the ancient prayer

    01/31/2006 4:36:10 PM PST · by Coleus · 11 replies · 576+ views
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | 02.03.06 | RETTA BLANEY
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  • Immigration: economics vs. emotion (Barf Alert)

    12/24/2005 12:10:28 PM PST · by Cyropaedia · 20 replies · 507+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 12/14/05 | Jim Spencer
    Immigration economics vs. emotion By Jim Spencer Denver Post Columnist Roberto Suro boils the immigration debate in Colorado and the U.S. down to a single word: "Visceral." Even at an oh-so-civilized immigration forum at the state Capitol on Monday, you could see it. The National Conference of State Legislatures invited Suro to speak to the bipartisan session. Legislators from several Western states attended. Suro's inclusion was a no-brainer. He directs the nonpartisan Pew Hispanic Center. His organization conducts scientific surveys and compiles scholarly research on immigration. Most experts agree that Suro knows his stuff. Not Colorado state Rep. Jim Welker....
  • Newsweek: Bush Might Be The Most Isolated President in Modern History

    12/11/2005 10:03:41 PM PST · by Only Waxing · 90 replies · 2,506+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 12/11/05 | Noel Sheppard
    The latest issue of Newsweek featured an almost 4,000 word article written by Evan Thomas and Richard Wolffe, with assistance from Holly Bailey, Daniel Klaidman, Eleanor Clift, Michael Hirsh and John Barry that painted a pretty bleak picture of President Bush as possibly being the most isolated president in modern history. The authors referred to Bush as being in a bubble that blocks out thoughts, policy suggestions, and ideas that he is either unwilling or intellectually incapable of absorbing. Some of the lowlights:
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    07/19/2005 1:48:33 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 80 replies · 2,394+ views ^ | June 12, 2005 | Greg Szymanski
    Former Bush Team Member Says WTC Collapse Likely A Controlled Demolition And 'Inside Job' Highly recognized former chief economist in Labor Department now doubts official 9/11 story, claiming suspicious facts and evidence cover-up indicate government foul play and possible criminal implications. June 12, 2005 By Greg Szymanski A former chief economist in the Labor Department during President Bush's first term now believes the official story about the collapse of the WTC is 'bogus,' saying it is more likely that a controlled demolition destroyed the Twin Towers and adjacent Building No. 7. "If demolition destroyed three steel skyscrapers at the World...