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  • U.S. executes another round of Web site takedowns (Are we next?)

    11/26/2011 6:35:55 PM PST · by Cacique · 34 replies
    CNET ^ | 11-26-2011 | Edward Moyer
    As Cyber Monday draws near and debate continues about the Stop Online Piracy Act, the U.S. government has again seized a bevy of domain names it says belong to Web sites that deal in counterfeit goods. Blog TorrentFreak ran a list of more than 130 domains it said were seized by the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security's Immigrations and Customs Enforcement division as part of "Operation in Our Sites." TorrentFreak called the move the largest such round of seizures to date.
  • Obama Plans to Nationalize Wireless Internet

    02/21/2011 4:52:38 PM PST · by Cacique · 57 replies
    The New American ^ | 2-21-2001 | Daniel Sayani
    In what amounts to the next initiative undertaken by the Obama Administration towards its ever-expanding program of government expansion and nationalization of various aspects of the lives of the American people (such as the government takeover of health care, intervention in banks, and the nationalization of various automobile companies, such as General Motors), the federal government is now embarking upon a program of government-directed wireless internet (Wi-Fi) delivery.

    10/23/2010 5:31:08 PM PDT · by Cacique · 10 replies
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COMPETING CANDIDATE ASKS ERIC SCHNEIDERMAN TO WITHDRAW AS CANDIDATE FOR NYS ATTORNEY GENERAL DUE TO SCHNEIDERMAN’S EFFORTS AS SENATE LEADER TO GIVE AWAY AQUEDUCT CASINO OPERATING RIGHTS WORTH $60 BILLION FOR 1/2000 OF VALUE NEW YORK, October 23, 2010 -- Carl Person, the Libertarian Party candidate for New York State Attorney General states: “The numbers don’t add up. Why should State Senator Eric Schneiderman and his ally, Democratic Senate leader John L. Sampson, agree to give away $60 billion in Aqueduct casino operating rights for only $300 million?” “Schneiderman is corrupt or incapable, and NYS voters should...
  • Brooklyn Tea Party Meeting August 15, 2010

    08/14/2010 11:44:02 AM PDT · by Cacique · 5 replies
    Brooklyn Tea Party | 8-14-2010 | Cacique
    Remember the Brooklyn Tea Party meeting this Sunday at 2 pm at Kosher Hut. Google Kosher hut to find a map. But it is at 709 Kings Highway between East 7th and 8th St. * We will choose speakers for our September 19th TEA PARTY rally !! * We will carve a pledge that candidates wanting to affiliate with Tea Parties in America must agree to !! * We will devise a strategy to attack local politicians Cymbrowitz and Weinstein !! * We will hear about Manhattan Tea party actions and coming activist events!! * We will design a...
  • Brooklyn Tea Party Meeting June 27 2 PM..

    06/22/2010 3:20:27 PM PDT · by Cacique · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Brooklyn Tea Party | June-22-2010 | Brooklyn Tea Party
    The Brooklyn Tea Party will be meeting at Ciro's Pizzeria at 377 Avenue X, off McDonald Avenue. The pizzeria is located right next to the Avenue X stop on the F train. The meeting will begin at 2:00 pm and will discuss our government's wrong-headed tax policy. We will also be recruiting people who are looking to become officers within the Tea Party. If you would like to get actively involved, this is your chance to step up!
  • Uncle Sam Wants Your Vitamins!

    02/25/2010 4:33:38 PM PST · by Cacique · 44 replies · 1,006+ views
    Vision to America ^ | 2-25-2010 | Vision to America
    Uncle Sam Wants Your Vitamins! While Americans continue to fight the government takeover of our health care, Senator John McCain announced his plan for the government to regulate all dietary supplements. His Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010 calls upon the FDA to regulate dietary supplements as if they are drugs. The language is so sweeping that the FDA would have a free hand to regulate all food products, which are manufactured to supplement nutrition. Why is McCain doing this? Who benefits?
  • Healthcare Bill marks the first stage of the coming tyranny

    11/08/2009 10:25:27 AM PST · by Cacique · 17 replies · 1,362+ views
    Unpopular Wisdom Blog ^ | 11-08-2009 | Unpopular Wisdom
    I manage campaigns for candidates I agree with, (right to life, conservative party etc.). I am a political scientist by training and web designer when not engaged in a fight. I am quite familiar with the political game and I know what is going on. In my college years both undergraduate and graduate level I was for some time a committed Marxist of the Stalinist variant. I devoured everything from Marx to Kautsky, Lenin, Gramsci, Guevara, Mao et al. I have a good insight to what the left does and their tactics. Conservatives have unfortunately been checkmated by the left...
  • Appeasemnt Has Made a Comeback

    09/17/2009 7:22:54 AM PDT · by Cacique · 12 replies · 542+ views
    Unpopular Wisdom Blog ^ | 9-17-2009 | Unpopular Wisdom
    The announcement that President Obama has caved in to Soviet demands to scrap the missile defense plans in Europe serves not just to appease the Russians but also clears the way for the Iranians to have a clear shot at European cities once they have their own nukes. This is the convenience of seeing everything having to do with defense as an expense and waste of money that could be better suited to other purposes such as spending money on programs that actually can buy and bribe the voters.....
  • Fashionista Comunista

    09/13/2009 7:41:19 PM PDT · by Cacique · 7 replies · 395+ views
    Unpopular Wisdom Blog ^ | 9-13-09 | Unpopular Wisdom
    A day after the great march in Washington my neighborhood held it's annual festival along part of 5th Avenue in Brooklyn. In many of the stands selling T-shirts one could find the image of that icon of the left Che Guevara. Oblivious to the fact the man was a murderer most of the Latinos of my nabe seemed to take it all in stride. The T-shirts have become fashionable attire, but what really perplexed me was seeing that image next to other T-shirts laden with the image of Christ and the Virgin of Guadalupe all in the same stand next...
  • The March on Washington 9-12-09

    09/12/2009 4:26:32 PM PDT · by Cacique · 11 replies · 1,209+ views
    I would have been in Washington today. A last minute change in my plans did not allow me to take that 7:00 am bus to DC this morning. I have no access to television at the moment but see some of the pictures being posted on the Internet. One thing that I see in common in most of the signs is that they are not the fare of some highly organized protest with mass printed signs by unions or some left wing non-profits who like to squander the money of their contributors. No, what I see all over the place...
  • BROOKLYN ALERT !! Democrat Congresswoman Clarke Townhall Monday 8/31

    08/29/2009 7:44:22 PM PDT · by Cacique · 7 replies · 711+ views ^ | 8-29-09 | Cacique
    Brooklyn Democrat Congresswoman Yvette Clarke 1st Townhall Monday 8/31
  • Obama's Biggest Con ... A Constitutional Convention (must Read if true)

    08/15/2009 6:59:46 AM PDT · by Cacique · 112 replies · 7,559+ views
    Human Events Magazine ^ | 8-15-2009 | United States Justice Foundation
    Below please find a special message from one of our advertisers, United States Justice Foundation. From time to time, we receive opportunities we believe you as a valued customer may want to know about. Please note that the following message reflects the opinions and representations of our advertiser alone, and not necessarily the opinion or editorial positions of Human Events or Eagle Publishing. BARACK OBAMA AND HIS ALLIES ARE TRYINGTO CHANGE THE U.S. CONSTITUTION:HELP US STOP A NEW CONSTITUTIONALCONVENTION! Dear Friend, BARACK OBAMA AND HIS ALLIES ARE TRYING TO CHANGE THE U.S. CONSTITUTION WITHOUT FOLLOWING THE AMENDMENT PROCESS --...
  • Google soon to be banned in Australia under draconian censorship laws

    03/20/2009 7:01:18 PM PDT · by Cacique · 53 replies · 2,238+ views
    The ^ | 3-18-09 | Duncan Riley
    Recent action by the Australian Government may see Google and many other popular websites banned in Australia under existing censorship laws. Under the Communications Legislation Amendment (Content Services) Act 2007 sites that link to content that is Refused Classification (RC) are considered themselves to be RC, and if hosted in Australia, site owners can be ordered to remove the link(s), or fined AU$11,000 a day.
  • The next frontier: 'Seasteading' the oceans

    02/03/2009 4:19:24 PM PST · by Cacique · 23 replies · 810+ views
    CNET ^ | 2-2-2009 | Declan McCullagh
    February 2, 2009 4:00 AM PST The next frontier: 'Seasteading' the oceans Posted by Declan McCullagh Patri Friedman, executive director of the Seasteading Institute, previously worked in Google's Mountain View headquarters as a software engineer.(Credit: Declan McCullagh/CNET News) PALO ALTO, Calif.--This chic, tree-lined California town might seem an unlikely place to begin the colonization of Earth's oceans. Palo Alto is known for expensive modernism, Stanford University, al fresco dining, and land prices so high a modest cottage still sells for well over $1 million. If Patri Friedman gets his way, the area will also be remembered for birthing a political...

    01/16/2009 7:19:12 AM PST · by Cacique · 31 replies · 2,211+ views
    Email | 1-16-09 | Email
    STOP HARRY REID'S AMNESTY BILL TODAY! Tell Congress Stop Amnesty for Illegal Aliens STOP Senate Bill 9 wants to send this urgent and personalized Blast Fax message to all 535 members of the House and Senate for YOU. Alert: Senate Bill 9 was secretly entered into the Senatorial record and very few people knew, but Faxdc was watching! As America's back was turned a sweeping amnesty act, was proposed and quietly discussed behind closed doors. The Washington fat cats are licking their lips and wanting a once and for all amnesty for over 40 million illegal aliens! The bill...
  • Some Observations (What Is To Be Done)

    11/05/2008 7:58:49 AM PST · by Cacique · 44 replies · 1,806+ views
    11-5-2008 | Cacique
    Some observations of the debacle 1) No doubt about it. The Democrats have a mandate, being defined as anything above 50% of the vote. 2) Sarah Palin will fade into the background, she is a candidate that excites the conservative base and for this reason they will try to neuter and discredit her before the four years are up. 3) Conservatives as always invested themselves heavily into the GOP. They forgot that conservatism is a political movement, NOT a political party and thus they acted accordingly by investing too much in a flawed candidate. 4) No matter how much McCain...
  • An Appeal To Grass Roots America

    10/31/2008 7:56:25 PM PDT · by Cacique · 5 replies · 223+ views ^ | 10-27-2008 | Cacique
    An essay I wrote, Description: An article written from an immmigrant and former radical leftist perspective as to the danger of an Obama presidency and America's tilt to the far left.

    10/27/2008 7:59:04 AM PDT · by Cacique · 64 replies · 2,146+ views
    Cacique | 10-27-2008 | Cacique
    An appeal to Grass Roots America Part 2!You can read Part 1 hereYES WE CAN! WE CAN WIN! WE MUST WIN! TURNOUT! TURNOUT! TURNOUT!Forget all the polls, all the stories made up to make news and suppress votes. The only vote that counts is the one on election day. How many votes does it take to win an election you ask? It takes just one vote, yours. If our turnout is as close to 100% as we can make it, we will win the election, that's a fact. We must cancel out the votes of not just the democrats who...
  • An Appeal to GRass Roots America Part 1!

    10/20/2008 7:48:03 AM PDT · by Cacique · 41 replies · 2,005+ views
    Cacique | 10-20-2008 | Cacique
    An Appeal to Grass Roots America Part 1! I am writing this because I believe that I have something to contribute to the current electoral situation. I do not have the eloquence or ghost writers of Obama or speech writers like McCain. Yet, I hope that you take what I say in the following essay and give it some thought.Sometime in the early part of 1962 men with machine guns burst into my house. My mother and I were the only ones home at the time. Out in the front of the house were armored cars manned by uniformed troops....
  • Obama/McCain promise to pass Immigration reform in first 100 days.

    06/29/2008 6:38:42 PM PDT · by Cacique · 135 replies · 428+ views
    El Diario La Prensa NY ^ | 6-29-2008 | NESTOR IKEDA
    Sometime this afternoon I went to my local bodega to get something to drink. The headline in the local New York Spanish paper caught my eye. Ni Cien Días (Not even 100 days). I picked up the copy of the paper and read the accompanying article. According to the article, which I cannot post here even in translation as it is a spanish feed from an AP reporter cited above both McCain and Obama addressed the National Association of Latin Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO). In their addresses both pledged to the exclusively Hispanic audience that they will initiate...
  • More Democrats, fewer Republicans in Pennsylvania

    03/22/2008 8:06:08 AM PDT · by Cacique · 68 replies · 1,224+ views
    The Philadelphia enquirer ^ | 3-21-08 | By Angela Couloumbis and Amy Worden
    More Democrats, fewer Republicans in Pennsylvania By Angela Couloumbis and Amy Worden Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau HARRISBURG - It wasn't a light decision. But Debbie McKee had grown to believe that the Republican Party no longer represented her beliefs, and recently switched her registration to Democrat. "I'm so anti-Bush and Bush politics, I couldn't stand to be a member of that party anymore," said McKee, 57, a retired public school teacher from West Chester who switched just in time for Pennsylvania's April 22 primary. For state Republicans, voters like McKee could quickly become a problem.
  • Don Feder: How to Take the Chill Out of Demographic Winter

    11/20/2007 9:13:53 AM PST · by Cacique · 32 replies · 1,585+ views E-mail ^ | 11-18-2007 | Don Feder
    Wage Web Warfare Against The Liberal EstablishmentSubscribe To The GrassTopsUSA Action Alert How to Take the Chill Out of Demographic WinterA speech by Don Feder to the New Generation Church, Riga, Latvia, November Nov. 15, 2007          Population decline (also known as demographic winter) is very much a reality. But I'd like you to think about it initially in the context of a work of fiction.          In 1992, the British mystery writer P.D. James wrote a haunting novel called "The Children of Men" (that Hollywood made into a terrible movie, but never mind that).          The novel is set in Britain...

    05/16/2007 10:25:05 PM PDT · by Cacique · 321 replies · 13,185+ views
    me | 05-17-2007 | Me
    Many of you who know me from either my pings or past posts and FReeps may know that I do not post that often since I have been here. But recent events and what appears to be a penchant by the elites to ram changes in law and the constitution down our throats, regardless of the fact that most Americans oppose such changes has prompted me to write this about an issue I think is critical to the both the long term and short term future of this country. I am of course speaking of that farce in the senate...
  • Technobarons of the 21st century (HR 5252 COPE)[A MUST READ!]

    05/17/2006 10:31:42 PM PDT · by Cacique · 53 replies · 1,002+ views
    The Independent ^ | May 17, 2006 | Fiona Morgan
    Technobarons of the 21st century BY FIONA MORGAN SNIPJohn D. Rockefeller realized that the way to control the oil market was to control the transport of oil. So in 1871, he colluded with the railroad industry to form a cartel called the South Improvement Company. The rate to ship oil doubled, but Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company would get rebates for every gallon of oil shipped, even those shipped by his competitors. South would also collect information on the destinations, costs and dates of competitors' oil shipments. Once word leaked, independent oil producers revolted and managed to stop South before it...
  • Can The Democrats Retake The House? - Maybe

    04/25/2006 6:54:48 PM PDT · by Cacique · 106 replies · 1,822+ views e-mil newsletter ^ | April, 25, 2006 | Gary D. Halbert
          Can The Democrats Retake The House? - Maybeby Gary D. Halbert April 25, 2006 IN THIS ISSUE: 1. Mid-Terms: More Bad News For The Republicans 2. What Has Caused This RapidSea Change? 3. President Bush: The "Other Shoe" Has Dropped 4. Has Bush Become The Proverbial "Boat Anchor"? 5. How Many States Could Bush Win Today? Don't Ask 6. Are Things Really THAT Bad For The GOP? Yes! 7. Conclusions -- It Will Be Close, Drawn-Out & Bloody Introduction In my February 7 E-Letter earlier this year, Spencer Wright and I analyzed the electoral landscape for...
  • THE HISPANIC CHALLENGE TO AMERICA (S. Huntington)-REPOST-(Very Long Good and Required)

    04/02/2006 10:05:03 AM PDT · by Cacique · 123 replies · 6,093+ views
    Foreign Affairs ^ | March 2004 | Samuel Huntington
    The persistent inflow of Hispanic immigrants threatens to divide the United States into two peoples, two cultures, and two languages. Unlike past immigrant groups, Mexicans and other Latinos have not assimilated into mainstream U.S. culture, forming instead their own political and linguistic enclaves—from Los Angeles to Miami—and rejecting the Anglo-Protestant values that built the American dream. The United States ignores this challenge at its peril.
  • Steve Malzberg back on The New York airwaves Monday on WOR 4 to 6 PM

    01/22/2006 4:05:08 PM PST · by Cacique · 45 replies · 2,876+ views
    Various ^ | 1-22-06 | Me
    From Steve's website: Hello everyone. Thank you so much for all of your support during my show on WOR Radio on Thursday. It went so well, I'll be back on from 4-6 pm on Monday January 23rd. Please spread the word and tune in if you can. The show is also streamed at Steve You can try this link WOR AUDIO STREAM FEED. You can also take a look at the relevant thread of last Thursday's show on theNEW YORK RADIO BOARDS
  • Study: Do Smarter Kids Live Longer?

    01/21/2006 2:21:17 PM PST · by Cacique · 39 replies · 854+ views ^ | 1/21/2006 |
    Study: Do Smarter Kids Live Longer? Saturday, January 21, 2006 How educators and parents can accurately measure intelligence among young children has been a subject of debate for decades. While traditional IQ testing continues to have its strong proponents, some professionals advocate for alternative methods of measuring creative and artistic intelligence, in addition to problem-solving skills...   The validity of IQ tests, as well as the question of precisely which aspects of a child's intelligence they measure, remains very much open to debate. However, new research is suggesting that IQ, for all of the controversy surrounding its usefulness, may...
  • Steve Malzberg returns to the New York airwaves.

    01/17/2006 4:56:45 PM PST · by Cacique · 40 replies · 957+ views
    various ^ | 1-17-2006 | Me
    You all might be interested in knowing that Steve Malzberg will be back on the local New York airwaves this Thursday on WOR. As his ex-webmaster and friend I am glad for him. Here is the relevant thread at the NEW YORK RADIO BOARDS and here is a link to Steve's website. Hope you all spread the word and ping the appropriate lists :-).
  • The End of Europe?

    08/31/2005 2:57:14 PM PDT · by Cacique · 47 replies · 1,118+ views
    The American Conservative Union Ezine ^ | 08-31-05 | Donald Devine
    End of Europe? Benedict XVI’s first foreign excursion as pope has occasioned a massive electronic and pulp outpouring highlighting the secularized Europe he would confront on his visit to his homeland. Germany’s number one newspaper, Der Spiegel, greeted the pontiff with a five-part in depth series, backed by a massive public opinion poll, titled: “When the German Pope Returns Home, He’ll Find an Un-Christian Land.”Joseph Ratzinger reportedly choose his papal name to honor St. Benedict, the founder of the monastic order bearing his name, which is often credited with preserving Christianity and Western civilization by reinvigorating the church in the...
  • China launching constant attacks on military networks

    08/24/2005 2:30:19 PM PDT · by Cacique · 19 replies · 891+ views
    ZD Net ^ | 08-24-05 | ZD (Ziff Davis) Net Government Blog
    August 23, 2005 China launching constant attacks on military networks Government technology, IT Management, Network security, Defense U.S. military computer networks are under constant attack. And the rate of attack is skyrocketing, from 300 in 2003 to more than 75,000 last year. "Our adversaries are able to inflict a substantial amount of harassment and a measurable amount of damage upon DOD communications networks at practically no cost to themselves," says the director of technology for the military group responsible for defending networks.So who is our adversary? Who is checking constantly for ways to breach Defense systems and learn about classified...
  • Slaying in dispute over war might be a first

    08/10/2005 1:04:17 PM PDT · by Cacique · 19 replies · 506+ views
    Lexington Herald-lLeader ^ | 8-06-2005 | Lee Mueller
    Slaying in dispute over war might be a first By Lee Mueller EASTERN KENTUCKY BUREAU PRESTONSBURG - The Iraq war has been a divisive issue in America for more than two years now, but a shooting at an Eastern Kentucky flea market this week might have marked the first time a dispute over the war has resulted in a death. A quarrel between two firearms vendors at a Floyd County flea market on Thursday allegedly led both men -- described as "good friends" -- to draw guns. Douglas Moore, 65, of Martin, who supports the war, shot and killed Harold...
  • Spoofing flaw resurfaces in Mozilla browsers (Firefox)

    06/06/2005 4:18:53 PM PDT · by Cacique · 3 replies · 406+ views
    CNET ^ | 6-6-2005 | Joris Evers
    Spoofing flaw resurfaces in Mozilla browsersBy Joris Evers, CNET Published on ZDNet News: June 6, 2005, 1:52 PM PT Forward inEMAILFormat forPRINT Web browsersSecurity threats A 7-year-old flaw that could let an attacker place malicious content on trusted Web sites has resurfaced in the most recent Firefox browser, Secunia has warned.The flaw, which also affects some other Mozilla Foundation programs, lies in the way the software handles frames, which are a way of showing Web content in separate parts of the browser window. The applications don't check whether the frames displayed in a single window all originate from the same...
  • Blood on the Potomac

    05/26/2005 6:08:38 AM PDT · by Cacique · 28 replies · 290+ views
    Blog ^ | May 25, 2005 | Frank M. Pohole
    Blood on the Potomac    On May 23rd in a scene reminiscent of Caesar's assassination seven backstabbers on the Republican side committed an act of betrayal worthy of Brutus. We might as well remember this day as the Ides of May. The left as it has for most of history has shown it is more adept at power politics than the center and right. Next to Brutus, Benedict Arnold and other famous traitors we may now add the name of John McCain. The left was looking for a fiddle to play and they found a violin in John McCain.  ...
  • IN MEMORIAM, FReeper PrettyInPink

    03/01/2005 6:47:04 PM PST · by Cacique · 166 replies · 7,447+ views
    self ^ | 3-01-2005 | Frank M. Pohole
    In Memoriam FReeper PrettyInPink Thomas C. RanneyJanuary 13, 1950 - February 4, 2005 This past February 4th fellow FReeper and fellow conspirator Tom Ranney passed away unexpectedly after a short illness brought about to a severe reaction to a blood thinner prescribed by his doctor. He leaves behind a wife Debbie and a teenage daughter. He was only 55 years old. I should have started this thread a couple of weeks ago but I wanted to post some pictures with it and it took me forever just to find the shots I have here. There are still many shots I...
  • "Slutwear" is so last year

    09/14/2004 8:32:06 PM PDT · by Cacique · 176 replies · 5,818+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9-14-2004 | Ellen Wulfhorst
    "Slutwear" is so last yearBy Ellen WulfhorstNEW YORK (Reuters) - Now you see it. Soon you won't. In a trend sure to be a relief to some and a disappointment to others, women will cover up instead of baring it all next season as the "slutwear" look comes to an end. Demure designs have replaced scanty navel-baring looks on the catwalks of this week's semi-annual run of fashion shows, a reliable sign of what shoppers can expect to find in stores next spring. "The slut is out now. She's dead," said Godfrey Deeny, senior fashion critic at Fashion Wire Daily....

    09/10/2004 7:18:58 PM PDT · by Cacique · 494 replies · 15,302+ views
    One of my websites ^ | September 11, 2001 | Steve Golding and Cacique
    On September 11, 2001 our nation was attacked. Like many New Yorkers Steve Golding lost a friend in the World Trace Center attack. He created a flash video that became one of the most watched videos on the internet. I was webmaster for WABC radio host Steve Malzberg at the time and contacted Steve Golding to see if we could run the video from our website. It was the most requested video that we had on the site.It is appropriate that on this anniversary I link to it again so that we can be reminded what this anniversary is...
  • Forbes: It's Not The Economy Stupid!

    08/29/2004 5:51:01 AM PDT · by Cacique · 6 replies · 730+ views
    FORBES; CNBC ^ | 8-29-2004 | Mark Hazlin
    ForbesIt's not the economy, stupid For all the talk of political fortunes rising and falling with the latest economic report, analysis shows you might predict the election just as well by tossing a coin. By Dan Ackman and Mark Hazlin, Forbes That the state of the economy predicts U.S. presidential elections is one of the hoariest pieces of conventional wisdom around. But the evidence is far from clear. While the economy is certainly a factor, financial facts alone have proved poor predictors of political results. -------SNIP-------- This year the Fair model has Bush winning in a landslide with 57.5%...
  • Colorado Proposal Could Throw Election To Kerry

    08/25/2004 6:25:07 AM PDT · by Cacique · 26 replies · 1,546+ views
        Colorado Proposal Could Throw Election To Kerryby Gary D. Halbert August 24, 2004 IN THIS ISSUE:1.  The Colorado “Electoral College Reform Initiative”2.  Colorado Initiative Could Backfire On The Democrats3.  Why The Colorado “Split-Vote” Idea Is A Bad One4.  Handicapping The Republican National Convention5.  Why The Swift Boat Controversy Won’t Go Away Introduction The presidential election remains a statistical dead-heat.  Since I last handicapped the state-by-state polls on July 6, John Kerry has improved his standing, and most of the so-called “blue states” are now comfortably in his corner.  President Bush, meanwhile, has most of the so-called “red states”...
  • Kerry Anti-Terror Plan Removed From Campaign Web Site After Berger Revelation (FR mentioned)

    07/22/2004 12:57:44 PM PDT · by Cacique · 30 replies · 1,194+ views
    GOPUSA/TALON NEWS/WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 7-22-2004 | Jeff Gannon
    Kerry Anti-Terror Plan Removed From Campaign Web Site After Berger RevelationBy Jeff GannonTalon NewsJuly 22, 2004WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- Shortly after news broke that former Clinton administration National Security Advisor Samuel "Sandy" Berger was being investigated by the Justice Department for illegally removing highly classified documents from the National Archives, the presidential campaign of Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) removed its anti-terror plan from its web site.Republicans have suggested that the information contained in the documents was used to formulate Kerry's policy, but are limited in proving those charges because the material is still classified. The sudden disappearance of the policy...

    03/16/2004 6:48:35 PM PST · by Cacique · 7 replies · 358+ views
    Subscriber e-mail ^ | 3-16-2004 | Gary D. Halbert
        WAR ON TERROR BACK IN THE SPOTLIGHTby Gary D. Halbert March 16, 2004 IN THIS ISSUE:1.  Al Qaeda Attack Influences Spanish Election2.  Are Other European Allies Next?3.  US Implications Of The Renewed Terrorist Attacks 4.  Terrorism And The 2004 Election Introduction Last week’s tragic train bombings in Spain brought the War On Terror back into the spotlight.  Since there have been no follow-on terror attacks in the US since 9/11, Americans’ focus of attention has turned to the economy, health care and more mundane issues.  However, with the latest horrific attacks in Spain, terrorism may again become a...
  • The Hispanic Challenge (To America) A MUST READ Samuel Huntington (Long But Good)

    02/24/2004 10:40:36 AM PST · by Cacique · 199 replies · 31,899+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | March 2004 | Samuel P. Huntington
    The Hispanic Challenge By Samuel P. Huntington   March/April 2004 The persistent inflow of Hispanic immigrants threatens to divide the United States into two peoples, two cultures, and two languages. Unlike past immigrant groups, Mexicans and other Latinos have not assimilated into mainstream U.S. culture, forming instead their own political and linguistic enclaves—from Los Angeles to Miami—and rejecting the Anglo-Protestant values that built the American dream. The United States ignores this challenge at its peril. America was created by 17th- and 18th-century settlers who were overwhelmingly white, British, and Protestant. Their values, institutions, and culture provided the foundation for...

    12/28/2003 9:35:26 AM PST · by Cacique · 6 replies · 215+ views
    I am headed to Annie Moran's in Manhattan where I hope like last year to post the live thread using my pocket PC and wireless connection to keep freepers informed of the festivities. A blessed holidays to all.
  • The threat of the job-is-worth-less recovery

    10/27/2003 8:33:42 AM PST · by Cacique · 122 replies · 460+ views
    MSNBC MONEY ^ | 10-27-2003 | Jim Jubak
    Jubak's JournalThe threat of the job-is-worth-less recoveryYes, jobs are finally being created, but U.S. workers will find their incomes increasingly pressured by lower wages, higher benefit fees and global competition. That’s good for your boss but could hurt the markets. By Jim Jubak Okay, it’s not a jobless recovery. It’s the job-is-worth-less recovery. The economic recovery we’ve anticipated for so long is here. Forecasters think the data will show the economy grew by 6.1% -- some say as much as 6.5% -- in the three months that ended Sept. 30. And the jobless recovery doesn’t look jobless after all. Payrolls...
  • Long day’s journey in Iraq’s desert

    10/22/2003 10:16:15 PM PDT · by Cacique · 30 replies · 181+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 10-23-2003 | Kevin Sites
      MSN Home   |   My MSN   |   Hotmail   |   Search   |   Shopping   |   Money   |   People & Chat     Long day’s journey in Iraq’s desert   Combat engineers switch gears from civil projects to raids         A U.S. combat engineer prepares to destroy these Russian-made SA2 surface-to-air missiles in the desert near Baji.       By Kevin SitesNBC NEWS       BAJI, Iraq, Oct. 22 —  The combat engineers of Battalion 299 Charlie Company were doing what they like doing best: blowing things up.            ON SATURDAY, east of the Iraqi town of Baji — a town north of Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit — the...
  • Kissing Cousins No More (US and Europe)

    07/14/2003 7:15:58 PM PDT · by Cacique · 15 replies · 221+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 7-14-2003 | Christian D. de Fouloy
    Kissing Cousins No More  TCS  by Christian D. de Fouloy [ 10/07/2003 ]In a great variety of areas -- foreign policy, demography, religion, economics -- Americans and Europeans are growing apart. Some Europeans complain that the U.S. is increasingly heading off on its own without them. They are right. America's psychic link with Europe is dissolving rapidly. There are 32 million people living in the U.S. who were born abroad, and very few of these new Americans are from Europe. They come from Asia, Central and South America, the Near East and the Caribbean. America is becoming a cosmic nation...
  • Clinton and Blair at "Progressive Governance Conference" (Socialist International) in London

    07/13/2003 10:15:30 PM PDT · by Cacique · 24 replies · 302+ views
    BBC ^ | 7-11-2003 | BBC
    Blair maps out election battle Clinton and Blair will lead the centre left think session Recasting Britain's public services is the key to Labour winning the centre ground at the next election, Tony Blair has said. In a speech to a conference of centre left political leaders, Mr Blair warned of the risks facing Labour when it fights the Conservatives to win a third term in power. Mr Blair said his government had to battle against both the right-wing and conservative parts of the left-wing. Former US President Bill Clinton and South African President Thabo Mbeki are among those...
  • Denis Thatcher, husband of Maggie Thatcher dies (Power Behind the Throne)

    06/27/2003 2:49:43 AM PDT · by Cacique · 12 replies · 359+ views
    BBC ^ | 6-26-2003 | NA
    Obituary: Sir Denis Thatcher Denis Thatcher's motto: "Always present, never there" Often seen but rarely heard, Denis Thatcher was a loyal supporter, and occasionally a shrewd adviser, to the woman he called "the Boss".As Margaret Thatcher confessed in 1985, on the 10th anniversary of becoming leader of the Conservative Party, "I couldn't have done it without Denis." He met the young Margaret Roberts when she was the Tory parliamentary candidate for Dartford in 1951. They married the same year. His money, made in the oil business, helped sustain her career and twins Mark and Carol were born two years...
  • Al Qaeda in America: The Enemy Within

    06/16/2003 2:11:19 PM PDT · by Cacique · 12 replies · 194+ views
    Newsweek/MSNBC ^ | Daniel Klaidman, Mark Hosenball, Michael Isikoff and Evan Thomas
        Al Qaeda in America: The Enemy Within   How the terrorist organization is recruiting and planning strikes here in the U.S.       By Daniel Klaidman, Mark Hosenball,Michael Isikoff and Evan ThomasNEWSWEEK       June 23 issue —  Khalid Shaikh Mohammed looked more like a loser in a T shirt than a modern-day Mephistopheles. But “KSM,” as he is always referred to in FBI documents, held the key to unlock the biggest mystery of the war on terror: is Al Qaeda operating inside America?
  • Mexico-Brazil Alignment: Fox's New Foreign Policy Goal

    05/28/2003 6:32:20 PM PDT · by Cacique · 32 replies · 3,105+ views
    Strategic Forecasting ^ | 5-25-2003 |
    Mexico-Brazil Alignment: Fox's New Foreign Policy Goal Summary Mexican President Vicente Fox has announced a strategic alignment between Mexico and Brazil to advance Latin America's common interests and to support each country's efforts to secure permanent seats in the United Nations and Group of Eight. From the view of Mexican and Brazilian policymakers, the alignment makes sense. However, it also reflects Fox's frustration with the Bush administration's indifference to his efforts to bind Mexico more closely to the United States through a bilateral immigration agreement. Analysis Mexican President Vicente Fox began his six-year term in office in August 2000 by...