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  • THE THIRD WAY Politics Of The Radical Center

    02/27/2015 11:59:34 AM PST · by Eva · 42 replies ^ | Ecumenical News International
    The "Third Way" ideology is much more than just 'another way' of doing things. Rather, it is the specific ideology of the political elite and their multinational industrial paymasters. And, if you study this ideology closely, you may soon learn the real reason behind all those very oppressive laws, rules and regulations coming out of Washington these past few years. Simply put, the intent of the "Third Way" ideologues is to design a classed society -- made up of us worker serfs and our elite controllers. To do that, it is necessary that the elite have general control over money,...
  • The Curious case of Kevin Williamson vs Rush Limbaugh

    11/12/2014 2:23:26 PM PST · by Eva · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | June 10, 2013 | Kevin D. Williamson
    So Rush Limbaugh is a little upset with your favorite correspondent today, because of some remarks I made on the Bill Maher program on Friday. Rush, usually an astute observer, is off-target here: He has simply misunderstood what I said. ..... ...My advice to Rush is to take a minute, have a cigar, and read my new book on the transformative and revolutionary powers of capitalism, which I suspect he will find useful, as he so often has in the past, back when National Review used to be conservative.
  • How do I know if this is a valid request or a phishing attempt?

    03/14/2014 3:29:18 PM PDT · by Eva · 90 replies
    vanity | 3/14/14 | me, EVA
    I received this email today and immediately called American Express. They said that my account was in good standing and that they did not see any problem. They did not say whether they sent the email, but the woman said that she didn't see any problem with the account. This is the email: Dear American Express Member Because of unusual number of invalid login attempts on you account, we had to believe that, there might be some security problems on you account. So we have decided to put an extra verification process to ensure your identity and your account security....
  • The only Socialist TeaParty Organization in the country.

    03/01/2014 10:04:26 AM PST · by Eva · 12 replies
    Save Whatcom ^ | 3/1/2014 | Eva
    This is a link to a posting that appeared on my Facebook Page this morning from a Republican Affiliated / Libertarian affiliated group that was organized to support the Gateway Pacific Coal terminal. I don't know how to post a picture, but it is the GIF on the page that is of interest. It is a picture of the socialist fist over a housing development. The group, Save Whatcom uses variations of a green fist, rather than the red fist, but it is still a fist.
  • Obama's Health Rationer-in-Chief

    11/18/2013 9:18:42 PM PST · by Eva · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated Aug. 27, 2009 12:52 p.m. ET | Betsy McCaughey
    Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, health adviser to President Barack Obama, is under scrutiny. As a bioethicist, he has written extensively about who should get medical care, who should decide, and whose life is worth saving. Dr. Emanuel is part of a school of thought that redefines a physician’s duty, insisting that it includes working for the greater good of society instead of focusing only on a patient’s needs. Many physicians find that view dangerous, and most Americans are likely to agree.
  • What the Pelosi Health-Care Bill Really Says

    11/18/2013 7:22:19 PM PST · by Eva · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated Nov. 7, 2009 9:58 a.m. ET | Betsy McCaughey
    THere are some of the details you need to know. What the government will require you to do: • Sec. 202 (p. 91-92) of the bill requires you to enroll in a "qualified plan." If you get your insurance at work, your employer will have a "grace period" to switch you to a "qualified plan," meaning a plan designed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. If you buy your own insurance, there's no grace period. You'll have to enroll in a qualified plan as soon as any term in your contract changes, such as the co-pay, deductible or...
  • Obama Admits Syria Strikes are about Regime Change

    09/04/2013 3:26:27 PM PDT · by Eva · 37 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | Sept 3, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    While stressing that Washington’s primary goal remained “limited and proportional” attacks, to degrade Syria’s chemical weapons capabilities and deter their future use, the president hinted at a broader long-term mission that may ultimately bring about a change of regime. “It also fits into a broader strategy that can bring about over time the kind of strengthening of the opposition and the diplomatic, economic and political pressure required – so that ultimately we have a transition that can bring peace and stability, not only to Syria but to the region,” he told senior members of Congress at a White House meeting...
  • Suppression of free speech at the WSJ

    06/21/2013 11:44:23 AM PDT · by Eva · 41 replies
    vanity | 6-21-13 | me, EVA
    I have had my posting privileges cut off at the WSJ. The help desk admits that it is a case of partisan censorship and have asked me to plead my case to the WSJ Community Board. First, the moderator accused me of not being who I said I was, then he said that I used offensive language. I saved a copy of that post to prove that the most offensive word in the post was, pregnant. Then he demanded that I complete a personal profile, giving out my place of employment and email address. I told them that I was...
  • Palestinians Cheer while America Mourns

    04/18/2013 2:55:04 PM PDT · by Eva · 19 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 4/18/2013 | Ari Lieberman
    On April 16, Palestinians in Gaza cheered. They danced in the streets and handed out candy and sweets to motorists and pedestrians alike. They were not however celebrating the inauguration of a new school or the completion of a hospital. Instead, they were celebrating death. On April 16, Palestinians of Gaza celebrated the Boston marathon atrocity. While our first responders were picking up severed limbs and tending to the wounded, Palestinians reveled in Boston’s misery. The Palestinian reaction to the horrific events in Boston was unsurprising and was in fact quite predictable. After the 9-11 attacks that killed 3,000 people,...
  • SEC Nominee Mary Jo White Protected Corrupt Union Bosses in Teamsters Prosecution

    01/26/2013 2:22:57 PM PST · by Eva · 13 replies
    National Legal Policy Center ^ | 9/25/13 | Peter Flaherty
    Mary Jo White is a poor choice to head the SEC. As a U.S. attorney, she demonstrated a lack of political independence and competence. In the late 90's prosecution of the Teamsters money landering scandal, White won several guilty pleas from low-level has-beens, but gave a pass to prominent union figures who played a key role in the Democratic political campaign of 2000, and every one since. The magnitude of White's dereliction of duty can be seen in who was not prosecuted- Richard Trumka, Andrew Stern and Gerald McEntee. In the 1996 Teamster election, incumbent President Ron Carey narrowly defeated...
  • With Jobs on the line, Obama White House turned to Private Equity to Save the Day -

    09/01/2012 11:33:55 AM PDT · by Eva · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/22/2012 | Jonathan Shieber
    While accusing presidential candidate Mitt Romney of cutting a swath through American industry during his time as a private equity executive, the White House was working with another private equity firm with long-standing Washington ties to save jobs in the Northeast, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal.
  • Ryan's Speech Smeared by Left: Rebutting Fox News' Sally Kohn

    08/30/2012 10:19:08 AM PDT · by Eva · 13 replies ^ | 8/30/12 | Barry Secrest
    I'm not posting the body of the thread because it reposts the lies in the FOX hit piece. Go to the URL and read it for yourself. This article does at least refute the lies in the Kohn piece, but only after repeating them.
  • WA State to unveil voter registration on Facebook

    07/18/2012 9:18:38 AM PDT · by Eva · 20 replies
    TIME ^ | July 18,2012 | Rachel La Corte
    Facebook users in Washington state will have something else to brag about to their online friends: that they registered to vote on Facebook. The secretary of state’s office said Tuesday it will have an application on its Facebook page that allows residents to register to vote and then “like” the application and recommend it to their friends. It’s expected to launch as early as next week.
  • Foreign Medicare Fraud

    06/19/2012 12:41:22 PM PDT · by Eva · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/19/2012 | By MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY
    The $31 million Medicare-fraud case reported from Miami yesterday may not be the largest in American history but certainly is one of the more innovative. According to the Miami Herald, it is "the first such case that directly traces money fleeced from the beleaguered program into the Cuban banking system." The Herald described the heist as "an intricate system" that funneled money "from fraudulent HIV treatment and medical equipment billings, first through banks in Canada and Trinidad and eventually [to] Cuba."

    06/14/2012 8:04:29 PM PDT · by Eva · 27 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 61/13/12 | John Nolte
    The producers behind HBO's "Game of Thrones" would've been better off had they simple said what is likely the truth, that they hate George W. Bush and impaled his prosthetic head on a pole for the kind of childish shits and giggles the Secret Service might want to look into. Instead, they offer absurd explanations that, in my opinion, only prove what sniveling weasals (sic) they really are:
  • Highway bill is worth billions to companies owned by Soros, Pickens, Douglas

    03/13/2012 12:15:17 PM PDT · by Eva · 28 replies
    Human Events ^ | 3/13/12 |
    George Soros, T. Boone Pickens, Kevin G. Douglas and companies under their control stand to reap the rewards of billions of taxpayer dollars in subsidies contained in a Democratic-sponsored measure set for a vote this week. ..The act would subsidize three different enterprises controlled by Soros, Pickens and Douglas, who consistently rank among the most generous political donors, according to Federal Election Commission Records. Moreover, HUMAN EVENTS has learned that one of these companies, Fuel Systems Solutions based in Santa Ana, Calif., has and continues to conduct business, through its foreign subsidiaries, with customers in Iran, according to the company’s...
  • Santorum and Freedom

    03/08/2012 8:18:12 AM PST · by Eva · 47 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 8, 2012 | Daniel Henninger
    I went to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Monday to find out. Out of 1,189,530 votes cast the next day in bellwether Ohio, Mr. Santorum lost to Mitt Romney by only 10,288, at last count. He's doing something right, and what one learned in Cuyahoga Falls, an Akron suburb, is that it doesn't have much to do with the famous Santorum controversies over social issues. It's about ObamaCare. And it's about the idea of freedom. ....Rick Santorum should stay in the race, repeating from now till summer the perverse link between the ObamaCare mandate and the American idea of freedom. It looks...
  • The Magic of Reality

    10/02/2011 2:30:28 PM PDT · by Eva · 5 replies
    Financial Times ^ | September 30, 2011 | Review by Neville Hawcock
    “Give me the child,” the Jesuit maxim is supposed to have run, “and I will give you the man”. But not if Richard Dawkins gets there first. The arch-atheist’s new book, The Magic of Reality, is designed to inoculate tender minds once and for all against the supernatural and its apologists. Actually, not just tender minds. While it’s aimed at children of 10 and up, the text is persuasive whatever one’s age. After all, Dawkins is a populariser as well as a proselytiser; his argument, beautifully complemented here by Dave McKean’s copious illustrations, has wonderful clarity.
  • What do you think? Patty Murray wants to hear from YOU!

    10/01/2011 10:03:36 AM PDT · by Eva · 35 replies · 2+ views
    Patty Murray e-Newsletter ^ | 9/27/11 | Patty Murray
    What Do YOU Think? Note: Fields marked with an * are required. Dear Friends: Over the next few months, the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction will need to find a balanced approach to addressing our debt and deficit, growing our economy, and putting American’s back to work. As Co-Chair of this bipartisan commission, I am going to be working hard to bring members together around a bipartisan plan that works for families in Washington state. But I also I know that we have a difficult challenge in front of us and that we need to marshal every idea and...
  • Illegal Immigration Collapse

    09/25/2011 10:11:11 AM PDT · by Eva · 319 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/24/11 | editors
    To listen to the recent Republican Presidential debates, you'd think illegal immigration was the biggest threat to the U.S. economy—not to mention to the rule of law, our social fabric and national security. We hate to spoil the political reverie, but the real immigration story these days is how many fewer illegal migrants are trying to get into the land of the free. That's the news from the Department of Homeland Security, which reports that border apprehensions have dropped to their lowest level in nearly 40 years. For fiscal 2010, arrests were 463,000, down from 724,000 in 2008—a one-third decline...
  • A Union Goes Too FarViolence by unionized longshoreman is noticed by the NLRB.

    09/09/2011 9:38:42 AM PDT · by Eva · 75 replies
    WAll Street Journal ^ | 9/9/11 | editorial board
    It turns out a union can go so far that even the current National Labor Relations Board can't turn a blind eye. A grain operator at the Port of Longview in Washington state was hit with a violent strike yesterday by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). Longshoreman walked out at nearby ports in Tacoma and Seattle. According to police reports, some 500 longshoreman broke in at about 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning and held six security guards hostage for two hours while the protesters rampaged through the facility. They cut brake lines on railroad cars and spilled grain from...
  • Los Angeles Signs Labor Deal Covering $1.5B in Port Projects

    07/06/2011 6:53:38 PM PDT · by Eva · 28 replies
    Pacific Maritime Online ^ | June 30, 2011 | editors
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed a five-year labor agreement on Tuesday that will cover more than $1.5 billion in planned Port of Los Angeles construction projects. Approved by the port governing board in March and the City Council in May, the agreement sets guidelines on the types of workers that must be hired by contractors for all capital projects at the port. The terms cover about 95 percent of the port's projected capital projects outlays for the next five years. "This project labor agreement gives thousands of our local workers in some of the most economically disadvantaged communities the...
  • Senate bill would <B> AUTHORIZE MORE FEDERAL SPENDING </B> for TIGER grant program

    05/23/2011 3:37:56 PM PDT · by Eva · 4 replies
    Senate bill would authorize more federal funding for TIGER grant program On May 11, Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced the Transportation Infrastructure Grants and Economic Reinvestment (TIGER) Act (S. 942), which would authorize additional federal funding for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program created in 2009. The bill would authorize the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide grants, direct loans and loan guarantees to states, local governments and transit agencies to help fund transportation projects. The TIGER Act would continue to ensure that transportation projects are selected through a “transparent,...
  • Rahm's Education Promise

    05/16/2011 5:02:58 PM PDT · by Eva · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | MAY 16, 2011 | staff
    In addressing Chicagoans today, Mr. Emanuel will likely celebrate Illinois Senate Bill 7, which last week passed the state legislature and awaits Governor Pat Quinn's signature. The law is certainly welcome, and Mr. Emanuel was right to support it. But its provisions say less about the boldness of lawmakers than about the implacability of the status quo. On the plus side, the law ties teacher tenure and layoffs to student performance, not just to seniority. The law also makes it easier to fire ineffective teachers. ...And while it's good that the law makes it harder for the Chicago Teachers Union...
  • Homecare Providers Win Settlement with State to Permanently Stop Childcare Unionization Scheme

    05/16/2011 11:19:56 AM PDT · by Eva · 2 replies
    Illegal Forced Dues and Money for Politics Right to Work Foundation attorneys continue federal class action lawsuit against union officials to recover millions in illegally confiscated dues Lansing, MI (May 11, 2011) – With free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Foundation, five homecare workers have reached a settlement with Governor Rick Snyder ensuring that Michigan will no longer be able to force home-based childcare providers into union ranks. Carrie Schlaud, Diana Orr, Peggy Mashke, and Edward and Nora Gross originally filed a class-action suit against then-Governor Jennifer Granholm and a United Auto Workers (UAW) and American Federation...
  • After Osama, Energy Sanity? Donald Trump is right. We didn't invade Iraq to get its oil.

    05/07/2011 11:12:19 AM PDT · by Eva · 42 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/6/11 | Holman Jenkins
    With President Obama, the gift of the left, having gone to considerable lengths and invested his political capital to hunt down and kill Osama bin Laden, maybe the time is ripe to clear away certain myths about hidden agendas behind America's antiterror policies. The U.S. didn't invade Iraq for its oil, though perhaps some remain hopelessly beyond reason on this point. Their view of the world is deduced from the covers of news magazines they haven't opened and from Hollywood movie plots, in which oil is vaguely implied to be infinitely valuable, and oil companies therefore infinitely potent behind the...
  • The Pro-Diabetes Board Washington state targets modern medicine.

    03/17/2011 7:49:24 PM PDT · by Eva · 116 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, March 18, 2011 | WSJ editorial board
    The future tragedies of government health care will include today's many warnings about how it operates in practice. The subsidize-mandate-over regulate insurance model is imploding in Massachusetts. Then there's Washington state, where a government board may decide that modern medicine is too expensive for kids with diabetes. Seriously. In 2006, Washington created a board to scrutinize the cost-effectiveness of various surgeries and treatments, known as the Health Technology Assessment program. At a hearing today, the panel will debate glucose monitoring for diabetic children under 18. In other words, the board is targeting the fundamental standard of diabetes care that has...
  • Washington(State)View: Public employee pensions are a ticking time bomb

    03/07/2011 2:22:28 PM PST · by Eva · 23 replies
    The Columbian ^ | Tuesday, June 1, 2010 | By Don Brunell
    Most people know that our $13 trillion national debt is endangering America’s credit rating and pushing the United States closer to bankruptcy. But hidden beneath the surface is another ticking time bomb that threatens economic collapse : unfunded public employee pensions. ...Historically, increasing public employee pensions has been a practical way to resolve a budget crisis. .... voting to approve richer pensions is easy because they know they’ll be long gone before the bill comes due. ...According to an analysis by the Pew Center on the States, state and local governments now owe at least $1 trillion to public employee...
  • Ex-Pentagon Adviser: U.S. Should Cut Afghan Aid

    03/02/2011 5:47:40 PM PST · by Eva · 31 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 3/2/11 | AP
    By pumping more than $100 million into a hydropower plant, the United States sought to improve the lives of Afghans and win the hearts and minds of tribesmen and farmers who might otherwise turn to the Taliban insurgency. Instead, a prominent outside Pentagon adviser argues, the bungled boondoggle ended up funding the insurgents while doing little to help the United States end the war and bring troops home. ....Many questions remain unanswered over the lasting effects that billions of dollars in American aid will have, especially as areas of the country are transferred to the control of Afghanistan's government and...
  • Pay-to-Play Politics, the SEIU and Obamacare

    02/28/2011 8:57:22 PM PST · by Eva · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 06, 2009 | David Catron
    ...What does this have to do with national health care policy? Well, Mr. Obama achieved his November victory with more than a little help from such "friends." These benefactors paid a lot to put him in the White House, and they weren't all motivated by a desire "make history." Among the most generous of Obama's supporters was another entity that has figured prominently in the Illinois culture of corruption -- the Service Employees International Union. According to CNSNews, the SEIU's political action committee made "more than $27 million in independent expenditures" in support of Obama's presidential campaign while its members...
  • Police officer rails against city's anti-bias initiatives- Restorative Justice

    02/28/2011 11:46:09 AM PST · by Eva · 36 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | By Lynn Thompson
    A Seattle police officer, writing in his union newspaper, disparages the anti-bias training the city employees are required to take, and calls city leaders a "quaint socialist cabal." Under the headline, "Just Shut Up and Be a Good Little Socialist," Officer Steve Pomper calls the city's 5-year-old Race and Social Justice Initiative an attack on American values and calls its supporters "the enemy." He expresses contempt for a "Perspectives in Profiling" class that department members were required to take last year to raise awareness about racial profiling, and he questions at what point he and other officers should say "Hell...
  • Athens in Mad Town A seminal showdown between public unions and taxpayers.

    02/19/2011 9:53:40 AM PST · by Eva · 5 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | FEBRUARY 18, 2011 | WSJ editorial board
    The larger reality is that collective bargaining for government workers is not a God-given or constitutional right. It is the result of the growing union dominance inside the Democratic Party during the middle of the last century. John Kennedy only granted it to federal workers in 1962 and Jerry Brown to California workers in 1978. Other states, including Indiana and Missouri, have taken away collective bargaining rights for public employees in recent years, and some 24 states have either limited it or banned it outright. ...And for good reason. Public unions have a monopoly position that gives them undue bargaining...
  • Major Hasan, 'Star Officer'

    02/15/2011 9:17:51 PM PST · by Eva · 36 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | * FEBRUARY 16, 2011 | Dorothy Rabinowitz
    Every branch of the military issued a final report on the Fort Hood massacre. Not a single one mentioned radical Islam. In a month of momentous change, it was easy to overlook the significance of another revolutionary event. Who would have believed that in the space of a few weeks the leaders of the three major European powers would publicly denounce multiculturalism and declare, in so many words, that it was a proven disaster and a threat to society? One after another they announced their findings—Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, Great Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, and France's President Nicolas Sarkozy....
  • Class Conflict, American Style

    12/19/2010 11:36:49 AM PST · by Eva · 9 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/ 11/2010 | Fred Siegel
    In the 2010 electoral campaigns, some tea-party candidates referred to the objects of their middle-class enmity as "the ruling class." The ruling class, as its critics understand it, consists of the overlapping circles of Washington, Wall Street, Hollywood, Silicon Valley and Big Labor who have the sense that their resources—financial and intellectual—entitle them to an outsize say in how America is governed. ....Mr. Callahan traces the rise of the liberal rich to the 1960s and the vital role played by Stewart Mott, a General Motors heir, in financing the 1968 anti-war campaign of Eugene McCarthy. But Michael Knox Beran, in...
  • Andy Stern and Barack Obama: Fiscal Responsibility Fraudsters

    03/04/2010 6:40:36 PM PST · by Eva · 23 replies · 499+ views ^ | March 3, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    Everything you need to know about President Obama's commitment to fiscal responsibility and cost containment can be summed up in two words: Andy Stern. The profligate, corruption-coddling head of the powerful Service Employees International Union was named to the White House debt commission last week. If Obama thinks Stern holds the cure for our government spending woes, you can be certain his latest health care prescription will be fiscal hemlock. Obama extolled Stern and his other federal debt panel appointees as "distinguished individuals" who'll bring a "sense of integrity" to the job. Tell that to rank-and-file SEIU members across the...
  • Union Bosses get major role in Obamacare Management

    09/06/2009 11:46:57 AM PDT · by Eva · 18 replies · 930+ views
    The Examiner / ^ | 9/2/09 | Kevin Mooney
    Kevin Mooney: Union bosses get major role in Obamacare management Union officials are likely to fill key positions on committees making major decisions if President Barack Obama's government-run health care reform proposal becomes law, according to a new study by the National Right to Work Committee. Sections 123 and 2251 of H.R. 3200, the version of Obamacare being pushed by House Democratic leaders, are of particular concern, according to NRTWC, because they could put union-backed appointees on new government committees that recommend mandatory health insurance benefits provided by private insurers, and personnel policies the bill describes as necessary "to ensure...
  • Foreign Torture Probe is a Threat to the US

    05/11/2009 8:50:47 PM PDT · by Eva · 18 replies · 459+ views
    NY Post ^ | 05/11/09 | John Bolton
    PRESIDENT Obama's passivity before the threatened foreign prosecution of Bush administration officials achieves by inaction what he fears doing directly. This may be smart politics in the Democratic Party, but it risks grave long-term damage to America. Ironically, it could also come back to bite future Obama administration alumni, including the president, for their current policies in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.
  • High school teacher's anti-Creationism comment violated law

    05/09/2009 4:24:41 PM PDT · by Eva · 9 replies · 630+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 5/1/09 | Scott Martindale
    Mission Viejo history teacher James Corbett violated the First Amendment, a federal court rules. SANTA ANA – A Mission Viejo high school history teacher violated the First Amendment by disparaging Christians during a classroom lecture, a federal judge ruled today.
  • The Presidential Candidates are Clueless on Energy

    06/23/2008 5:59:39 PM PDT · by Eva · 19 replies · 67+ views
    Human Events ^ | 3/11/08 | Michael Economides
    It is certain that the United States is in for an energy price and supply shock the likes of which we have never experienced or imagined. While high prices, to a reasonable extent can be tolerated, hell will break loose if massive supply disruptions emerge. We are much closer to them than people think. Those who think that we can conserve ourselves to energy independence need not read any further. They are vastly wrong and it is pointless to argue with them. The first proof of trouble to come is that none of the three US presidential candidates, Senators John...
  • The "God Bless America" test

    04/22/2008 9:15:17 AM PDT · by Eva · 26 replies · 78+ views
    Seattle Times | 4/22/08 | David Domke and Kevin Coe
    For Barack Obama, campaign 2008 has been a series of absurd but consequential tests. First, there was the faith test: Profess publicly that Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior. ....... Then there was the patriotism test: Recite the Pledge of Allegiance and wear an American flag lapel pin...... Having passed the God test and the country test, Obama recently has been subjected to the God and country test: Embrace the nation's beloved slogan, "God bless America." When the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's remix of this political favorite began to hit the airwaves, ...Obama... attempt damage control, appeared on cable news.......
  • BP oil tankers' maintenance in doubt (China made parts)

    03/31/2008 2:10:06 PM PDT · by Eva · 19 replies · 732+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | March 18, 2008 | Wesley Loy
    House Speaker John Harris is threatening to hold hearings on whether owners of the shipping company that hauls North Slope crude oil for BP are skimping on tanker maintenance. Harris, R-Valdez, recently fired letters to top executives of three firms that jointly own Alaska Tanker Co., the operator of BP's troubled tanker fleet. Harris, said he wrote the letters after ATC's president, Anil Mathur, came to him and said he was having difficulties with the company owners. Harris wrote that he understood Mathur had been "warned and put on notice by you ... for poor behavior" after funding for tanker...
  • For Hillary, There's No Such Thing as Dirty Money

    10/20/2007 10:25:34 AM PDT · by Eva · 74 replies · 226+ views
    Nation ^ | October 1, 2007 | Nicholas von Hoffman
    With an endorsement of sorts from George Bush, Hillary has now rounded up about all the big names and moneybags in Washington politics. The President predicts she will get the Democratic nomination, and everything seems to be going her way. Never has the adjective "golden" found a more apposite noun to modify than "Ms. Clinton." The woman has always had an affinity for gold. You can trace her appetite for bling back to her Arkansas days, when she was a partner in the Rose Law Firm. Questions arose about her billing clients, which have not yet been satisfactorily answered. Nor...
  • Sudan's Enablers

    05/23/2007 8:15:27 AM PDT · by Eva · 6 replies · 246+ views
    WSJ, Opinion Journal ^ | Wednesday, May 23, 2007 12:01 a.m. EDT | BY JODY WILLIAMS AND MIA FARROW
    ....................................Fidelity has not been the only, or even the largest, U.S. firm enabling the slaughter in Darfur. Earlier this month, Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway, which has roughly $3 billion invested in PetroChina, voted not only against divesting, but against taking any shareholder action on the issue. Mr. Buffett points out that only PetroChina's parent company, China National Petroleum Company (CNPC), operates in Sudan. Since subsidiaries generally do not have control over parent company operations, Mr. Buffett argues that targeting PetroChina for CNPC's transgressions is misguided. But PetroChina and CNPC are two faces of the same entity. The management of...
  • Muslims are waging civil war against us, claims police union

    10/08/2006 11:27:35 AM PDT · by Eva · 47 replies · 1,497+ views
    Telegraph.CO.UK ^ | 10/0506 | David Rennie, Europe Correspondent
    Radical Muslims in France's housing estates are waging an undeclared "intifada" against the police, with violent clashes injuring an average of 14 officers each day. Nicolas Sarkozy Interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy was warned of an 'intifada' As the interior ministry said that nearly 2,500 officers had been wounded this year, a police union declared that its members were "in a state of civil war" with Muslims in the most depressed "banlieue" estates which are heavily populated by unemployed youths of north African origin. It said the situation was so grave that it had asked the government to provide police with...
  • A funeral turns into a spirited tribute to democracy.(big barf alert)

    02/10/2006 10:12:49 AM PST · by Eva · 43 replies · 1,115+ views
    WSJ - Opinion Journal ^ | Friday, February 10, 2006 12:01 a.m. EST | Peggy Noonan
    Listen, I watched the funeral of Coretta Scott King for six hours Tuesday, from the pre-service commentary to the very last speech, and it was wonderful--spirited and moving, rousing and respectful, pugnacious and loving. The old lions of the great American civil rights movement of the 20th century were there, and standing tall. The old lionesses, too. There was preaching and speechifying and at the end I thought: This is how democracy ought to be, ought to look every day--full of the joy of argument, and marked by the moral certainty that here you can say what you think. There...
  • 4 RCMP Officers Murdered on Albeta Farm (drugs)

    03/03/2005 8:18:59 PM PST · by Eva · 28 replies · 812+ views
    CBC News ^ | 3/3/05 | staff
    4 RCMP officers murdered on Alberta farm Last Updated Thu, 03 Mar 2005 22:37:43 EST CBC News ROCHFORT BRIDGE, ALTA. - A raid on a suspected marijuana grow operation in rural Alberta has left five people dead - four of them RCMP officers. It is the single worst multiple killing of RCMP officers in modern Canadian history. INDEPTH: Crime The Quonset hut that police suspect held the marijuana growing operation in Rochfort Bridge, Alta. "It's my sad duty to inform you that four RCMP officers, four brave young members have been killed in the line of duty," said RCMP Assistant...
  • 'Sex for food' child abuse trial begins in France

    03/03/2005 9:24:19 AM PST · by Eva · 17 replies · 487+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 3/3/05 | staff
    'Sex for food' child abuse trial begins in France SIXTY-SIX people were going on trial today for allegedly prostituting children - some only months old - for food and money in one the biggest criminal trials in France. The case centres on the rape and other abuse of a total of 45 children in a low-income community in the western town of Angers from 1999 to 2002. Thirty-nine of the defendants face up to 30 years in prison on charges of rape of minors under age 15 and "aggravated procuring" in the prostitution ring. The remaining suspects face charges of...
  • Profit motives will force US to clean up its act

    02/18/2005 10:11:00 AM PST · by Eva · 12 replies · 356+ views
    The ^ | 2/18/05 | ALEX MASSIE
    Profit motives will force US to clean up its act ALEX MASSIE ENVIRONMENTALISTS should avoid Michael Crichton’s latest novel, State of Fear. They may not appreciate a plot that involves green-movement terrorists deliberately creating environmental disasters - including a tsunami in the Pacific - to convince the world that their global warming thesis is correct and win renewed funding for their research. Whatever the literary - or indeed scientific - merits of Crichton’s novel it will doubtless be cited by his critics as further evidence in support of the depressingly common view that the US is a rogue nation, not...
  • Poll: Strong Support for ANWR

    02/07/2005 10:05:42 AM PST · by Eva · 16 replies · 916+ views
    The Interior Chronicle ^ | Feb 5, 2005 | Governor's office
    Two-thirds of Americans Support ANWR Exploration ANWR viewed as reducing foreign oil dependence and strengthening National security, according to survey (Washington) -- Sixty-seven percent of Americans support oil and gas exploration and development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) according to a recent survey by The Luntz Research Companies. Citing a concern with dependence on foreign oil and the need for increased national security, the public views oil and gas from ANWR as a strong component of a diverse energy solution to address America’s future energy needs. Alaskans have long-supported exploration and development within ANWR with the knowledge that...
  • Russian literary giant Pushkin labelled as a peddler of porn

    01/30/2005 12:42:09 PM PST · by Eva · 31 replies · 684+ views ^ | 1/30/05 | MURDO MACLEOD
    Russian literary giant Pushkin labelled as a peddler of porn MURDO MACLEOD HE IS the all-time giant of Russian literature, who shaped the literary heritage of the world’s biggest country. But now Alexander Pushkin’s legacy is in danger of being tainted by an argument over whether some of his early work is pornographic, and whether his ‘adult verses’ even came from the pen of the ‘National Poet’. A collection of his poems has been seized by Russian police as part of a crack-down on "obscene" literature. The move has horrified the nation’s literati in a country where serious literature is...