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  • Biggest loser of 2016 presidential election? The media

    11/05/2016 2:12:54 PM PDT · by Braak · 11 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 11/4/2016 | David Zurawik
    We are still days away from finally knowing the winner of one of the ugliest elections in modern history, but we already have the biggest loser: the media. From cable news employees sharing questions with Democrat Hillary Clinton in advance of TV town halls and debates, to executives making their airwaves endlessly available to Donald Trump for phone "interviews" that the Republican candidate controlled, the media have never performed less responsibly in a modern-era presidential election.
  • (Vanity) Has anybody taken a look at Hillary is below 70% of wining!

    11/03/2016 8:51:13 AM PDT · by Braak · 36 replies ^ | 11/3/2016 | Nate Silver
    Guys, I think the tide is beginning to turn...if it has not already. Nevada is 50/50, NC is the is FL. The midwest and PA are running about 22-23%. The cracks are showing...will it be enough?
  • US Embassy says family of staff authorized to depart Turkey

    07/26/2016 7:42:33 AM PDT · by Braak · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/26/2016 | Alya Jean Yackley
    Tue Jul 26, 2016 | 2:58 AM EDT U.S. Embassy says family of staff authorised to depart Turkey (Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy in Ankara said on Tuesday the State Department has authorised the voluntary departure of employees' family members in Turkey after a failed military
  • Saudi Arabia Admits To A Full-Blown Liquidity Crisis

    05/19/2016 1:38:49 PM PDT · by Braak · 24 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 5/18/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Previously we documented that as a result of the still low oil prices, largely a result of Saudi Arabian strategy to put high cost producers out of business and to remove excess supply, none other than Saudi Arabia has been substantially impacted, with the result being dramatic state budget, a sharp economic slowdown and mass worker layoffs. Just three weeks ago we reported that the biggest construction conglomerate in the middle east, the Saudi Binladin Group had announced it would layoff 50,000 workers ot a quarter of its workforce, slammed by the weak economy. Now, Saudi Arabia has admitted that...
  • The Coming Democratic Civil War

    01/21/2015 11:32:14 AM PST · by Braak · 19 replies
    myself ^ | 1/21/2015 | Braak
    It's interesting to hear Obama talk these days. His SOTU was pure bunk, as usual (What did anyone expect?). What this small missive is about is something far different. Obama has sucked the air out of the Democratic room. That's right, Hillary! may be the front runner, but she's far from got the nomination locked up, especially in the wake of 2008, where Obama showed she can be beaten. Naturally, being a Clinton, bygones will not be bygones, and while HW and Bill may be friends, Hillary! will not forget, or forgive. So far, if one looks at the playing...
  • FSA says Israeli jets hit chemical site

    04/29/2013 11:03:19 AM PDT · by Braak · 16 replies
    UPI ^ | 4/28/2013 | UPI
    DAMASCUS, Syria, April 28 (UPI) -- The Free Syrian Army says Israeli air force jets flew over President Bashar Assad's palace and bombed a chemical weapons site near Damascus, Maariv reported. The report said Israeli jets entered Syrian airspace close to 6 a.m Saturday and flew over Assad's palace in Damascus and other security facilities before striking a chemical weapons compound near the city. The Hebrew language daily said a Syrian army air defense battery positioned in the city fired at the Israeli jets, but the aircraft left Syrian airspace unscathed. FSA rebels posted a video showing smoke rising from...
  • Injured Saudi is a witness, not a suspect, in Boston bombing

    04/16/2013 10:03:22 AM PDT · by Braak · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/16/2013 | Greg Miller
    U.S. law enforcement officials said Tuesday that a Saudi national injured in the Boston Marathon bombing is regarded as a witness, not a suspect. The Saudi, who is recuperating at a Boston hospital, is in his 20s and is in the United States on a Saudi scholarship to study at a university in the Boston area.
  • U.S. says U.N. sanctions 'will bite' after North Korea threatens nuclear attack

    03/07/2013 9:04:28 AM PST · by Braak · 19 replies ^ | 3/7/13 | Josh Levs and Jethro Mullen
    (CNN) -- The U.N. Security Council unanimously passed tougher sanctions against North Korea Thursday targeting the secretive nation's nuclear program hours after Pyongyang threatened a possible "preemptive nuclear attack." "These sanctions will bite, and bite hard," U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said after the vote.
  • Syria: Assad Already Using Chemical Weapons On Civilians – Activists

    12/10/2012 12:36:43 PM PST · by Braak · 62 replies
    Albany Tribune ^ | 12/10/2012 | Al Bawaba News
    Global concerns over Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles grew after U.S. officials this week privately said the regime had begun mixing chemicals that could be used for the lethal nerve agent sarin. On Saturday, Syrian told the United Nations that it would never use chemical weapons against its peoples and warned that opposition fighters are the ones who could use chemical weapons. But videos uploaded on the web by activists proved otherwise. The video showed the destruction caused by what they identified as chemical weapons. They said the fire was caused by a tank dropped from a Syrian warplane and was...
  • Canary in the Coalmine? An American Jewish Conservative who is scared.

    11/07/2012 8:27:01 AM PST · by Braak · 20 replies
    vanity | 11/7/2012 | Braak
    Well, it's done. Whether Romney won or lost on his own merits or not is immaterial. Obama won, and he did it with the help of 70% of my fellow Jews. I want to remind those idiots of the example of the Judenrat of the Warsaw Ghetto, the SonderKommando of Auschwitz. Jews helped other Jews die with no fuss or muss for their killers. They did so to save their own skins. Perhaps the stakes were not quite life and death last night. That remains to be seen. But what does remain is this: 70% of American Jews actually voted...
  • Sudan blames Israel for weapons factory blast

    10/26/2012 4:08:01 PM PDT · by Braak · 14 replies ^ | 10/24/2012 | This Just In
    Sudan says Israel bombed a weapons factory overnight, killing two people. Sudanese officials originally said the explosion took place inside the facility near a residential area in southern Khartoum. But by afternoon, officials announced that the blast came after four airplanes flew overhead. A resident told CNN he saw two planes and a flash of light coming from them, followed by the sounds of rockets being fired.
  • Rio school shooting leaves up to 20 children dead

    04/07/2011 7:17:22 AM PDT · by Braak · 56 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7 April 2011 | Tom Phillips
    As many as 20 people are feared dead after a gunman invaded a primary school in Rio de Janeiro and opened fire. One witness told the Guardian he had seen between 15 and 20 children dead or seriously wounded inside the Tasso da Silveira primary school in western Rio.
  • Explosion injures several people at MDot Headquarters

    01/06/2011 11:21:57 AM PST · by Braak · 96 replies
    ABC 2 News ^ | 1/6/11 | ABC 2
    HANOVER, Md. - Sources tell that several people have been injured after an explosion at the Maryland Department of Transportation Headquarters in Anne Arundel County. Sources also say it may have been an improvised explosive device. It happened just after 1pm Thursday afternoon. ABC2 News reporter, Don Harrison, is at the scene where fire crews are treating those who were hurt. Hazardous Materials units are also at the scene along with K-9 units. Authorities are working to set up a mobile command Authorities have not released any more information. Stay with for updates.
  • Police: Shots fired at Coast Guard office in Va

    11/02/2010 8:27:51 AM PDT · by Braak · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11/2/2010 | AP
    WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Police in northern Virginia say shots were fired overnight at a Coast Guard recruiting station, the latest case of someone shooting at military buildings in the DC area. Prince William County police say they're investigating multiple bullet holes at the building.
  • Just when I thought I saw it all this political season...(Most racist and vile political ad ever!)

    10/29/2010 8:39:14 PM PDT · by Braak · 18 replies · 1+ views
    You Tube ^ | 10/29/2010 | Carlos Allen
    You've just gotta see this ad.....
  • Gunman Barricaded at One Discovery Place (HQ of Discovery Channel!)

    09/01/2010 11:13:25 AM PDT · by Braak · 98 replies
    WRC-TV 4 Washington DC ^ | 9/1/10 | WRC-TV
    A barricade situation involving a gunman who may have taken at least one person hostage has been reported at the Discovery Communications Building in Silver Spring, Md. Police have shut down several roads, including Georgia Avenue, around the building at One Discovery Place. All employees at One Discovery Place have been alerted to the incident and are seeking shelter or have been evacuated from the building. Hazmat teams, bomb squads and SWAT teams have been called to the building. Twitter user @wasroykosuge tweeted out the following: "A bunch of cops w guns and machine guns drawn surrounding the #discovery corporate...
  • 3 Charged, 4 to Hospital, in 70-Person Brawl at L'Enfant Metro

    08/10/2010 7:06:49 AM PDT · by Braak · 9 replies
    WJLA-TV ^ | 8/07/10 | Don Parker
    A brawl broke out at the L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station at about 11 p.m. Friday night, with an estimated 70 people involved, according to police. Numerous injuries were reported, with four of those requiring hospital treatment, two adults and two juveniles. One adult was listed as having serious but not life-threatening injuries. DC Fire/EMS, DC Police, and Metro Transit Police all responded, police said. An EMS mass casualty unit was called to the station near 6th St & Maryland Ave SW. Roads were closed by police.Three male teens were arrested, police say. They said most of those involved left when...
  • One killed in shooting at Army Reserve center near Atlanta

    06/17/2010 4:59:06 PM PDT · by Braak · 41 replies · 3,050+ views
    CNN ^ | 6/17.10 | CNN
    One person was fatally shot Thursday at an Army Reserve center south of Atlanta, Georgia, an Army spokesman said.
  • Obama's Youth Brigade Burns Out [ sad...could it be they're getting they got HAD!]

    06/04/2010 11:52:09 AM PDT · by Braak · 18 replies · 1,288+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 6/3/2010 | Dayo Olopade
    A crowd of twentysomething true believers followed Obama from the campaign to Washington. But 18 months in, the "Yes We Can" crowd is losing faith. Joe Boswell quit his job at Camp David. But first, he played a tennis match with Michelle Obama. Her second chief of staff, Susan Sher, is an avid tennis fan, and Boswell, her assistant, was game for a doubles match. After a straight-sets victory, he leveled with the first lady of the United States. “I was tired of going through the motions,” he remembers. “She told me to go out and save the world and...
  • After 20 Seasons, 'Law & Order' Is Canceled by NBC (THANK YOU!!)

    05/14/2010 6:56:11 PM PDT · by Braak · 69 replies · 1,976+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | 5/14/2010 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The venerable police-courtroom drama "Law & Order" has been axed. NBC announced Friday that the show would end its historic 20-season run on May 24, with a season finale that was never meant to bring the saga to a close. The show starred an ensemble cast currently consisting of Jeremy Sisto, Anthony Anderson, Linus Roache, Alana De La Garza, Sam Waterston and S. Epatha Merkerson, who, unrelated to the show's abrupt cancellation, had already announced she was moving on. Even as it issued a death sentence to the original "Law & Order," NBC announced a new...