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  • Armenian Genocide Dispute Erupts at Los Angeles Times

    05/01/2007 9:10:23 AM PDT · by prognostigaator · 4 replies · 404+ views
    L A Observed ^ | 4/27 | Kevin Roderick
    A dispute that has been quietly bubbling in the Times newsroom went public today when the publisher of the California Courier demanded that LAT managing editor Doug Frantz be fired for blocking publication of an article on the Armenian genocide by senior staff writer Mark Arax, who is of Armenian origin. According to Harut Sassounian, a widely quoted leader of the Armenian American community, Frantz feels Arax is biased on Armenian issues. Arax has lodged a discrimination complaint and threatened a federal lawsuit, says Sassounian. Arax, who lives in Fresno and writes for West magazine, told me he couldn't comment,...
  • Senate Authorizes Ownership Of Solodad Memorial (San Diego)....

    08/01/2006 4:17:39 PM PDT · by prognostigaator · 36 replies · 1,150+ views
    cspan | 8/1/06 | Senate Majority Leader
    Following two rejections by the Ninth Circuit Court to permit a cross in the Veterans Memorial in San Diego, the Senate just passed conversion of the memorial to Federal government ownership, thus bypassing the objections of those who would deny acknowledgement of a religious symbol...
  • Hey, Orkin Man! - political appointees becoming part of the bureaucracy -10/23/2000

    04/24/2006 8:44:22 PM PDT · by prognostigaator · 3 replies · 242+ views
    News World Communications, Inc. ^ | October 23, 2000 | Sean Paige
    Insight on the News, Oct 23, 2000 by Sean Paige. The Clinton administration will finally skulk out of town come January but not without leaving a termite infestation in its wake. Namely, dozens of political appointees who, rather than go back to whatever private-sector racket they ran before winning the favor of Bill Clinton or his Cabinet secretaries, instead are burrowing themselves into the body bureaucratic, feigning a metamorphosis from political hack to public servant. Between October 1998 and June of this year, 57 people appointed to their high positions by the White House, usually because of their ideological affinity...
  • Dhimmi Watch-A Prophetic Response to the Islamic Jihad in Paris...[&coming to a town near you?]

    11/05/2005 11:22:24 AM PST · by prognostigaator · 10 replies · 932+ views
    Dhimmi Watch ^ | June 2004 | Hugh FitzGerald, Chevalier de St. George
    ......But it is changing, coming apart, quietly, slowly --let’s not look too closely, we mustn't pay too much attention -- the streets, the schools, the hospitals, the ability to speak the truth about things, about life as it is lived, la vita vissuta as they like to say in a neighboring country. Dominique de Villepin always knew there was nothing to worry about; he was born, after all, in Salé, next to Rabat, even spent a few years of his infancy there; of course he knows his Arabs, his Muslims. And surely Eric Rouleau, who for decades in Le Monde...
  • The Rockefeller Memo

    11/01/2005 5:15:11 PM PST · by prognostigaator · 20 replies · 2,382+ views
    11/6/03 | Demo staffer...
    Following is the text of a memo written by a Democrat on the staff of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that suggests how to make the greatest gain off of intelligence data leading to the war against Iraq. The memo was obtained by Fox News. Transcript of a memo written by a Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee staff suggesting how to make the greatest gain off of intelligence data leading to the war against Iraq. We have carefully reviewed our options under the rules and believe we have identified the best approach. Our plan is as follows: 1)...
  • One For Sarah :Tracking Down A Killer - Iraq[ Contrast to]

    11/06/2004 8:13:11 AM PST · by prognostigaator · 7 replies · 982+ views
    KCEN -TV Texas via Solidarity, Iraq | 11/6/04 | Cpl. Ben Cossel , 122 Mobile Public Affairs
    November 6, 2004 By Cpl. Benjamin Cossel, 122nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FOB SOLIDARITY, Iraq – For Soldiers of the Bowie Brigade’s Company A, 3rd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment, Sahara Latiff, known as Sarah to the guys, was more then just a translator. Her constant, radiant smile brightened everyone’s day, making some of the darker moments just a little easier to bear. Sarah was murdered on the morning of Sept. 20. Alpha company has searched for her killers ever since. During an early morning raid on Oct. 23 in the village outside Camp Solidarity, Soldiers of Company A detained five...
  • The Mayor of Youngstown ,OH. speaks out."My granddaughters hug me....."

    10/18/2004 3:54:44 PM PDT · by prognostigaator · 35 replies · 1,850+ views
    Boston Globe | 10/18/2004 | GEORGE M. McKELVEY
    I'M THE Democratic mayor of Youngstown, a city that traditionally gives 60 to 75 percent of its vote to the Democratic presidential candidate. Growing up with the legacies of FDR, Harry Truman, and JFK formed my core Democratic values. They had the courage of their convictions, their word was their bond, and the entire world knew it. They made me proud to be a Democrat. Fast forward to 2004. John Kerry stands on the stage of Radio City Music Hall, acknowledges a group of Hollywood leftists and elitists, and characterizes them as representing the heart and soul of America. Senator...
  • HOW TO LOSE THIS WAR- Victor Davis Hanson

    05/18/2004 6:38:00 AM PDT · by prognostigaator · 13 replies · 75+ views ^ | May 15,2004 | Victor Davis Hanson
    May 15, 2004 How To Lose This War Victor Davis Hanson As gas prices rise at home, scream that the war abroad was fought to steal Iraqi oil and get American hands on cheap petroleum. Talk about American imperialism and hegemony while the United States spends billions of dollars to implant democracy in Afghanistan and Iraq. Claim that the United States has destabilized the Middle East as its troops leave Saudi Arabia, Libya gives up its WMD arsenal, Iran suddenly worries about UN inspections, and Pakistan begins to reveal its former Islamic felonies. Watch columnists and pundits who advocated war,...
  • The Counter Terrorist-[Was John P. O'Neil a mirror image of Richard Clarke?]

    03/28/2004 7:07:30 AM PST · by prognostigaator · 8 replies · 53+ views ^ | 1/14/02 | Lawrence Wright
    THE COUNTER-TERRORIST by LAWRENCE WRIGHT John O'Neill was an F.B.I. agent with an obsession: the growing threat of Al Qaeda. Issue of 2002-01-14 Posted 2002-01-14 The legend of John P. O'Neill, who lost his life at the World Trade Center on September 11th, begins with a story by Richard A. Clarke, the national coördinator for counter-terrorism in the White House from the first Bush Administration until last year. On a Sunday morning in February, 1995, Clarke went to his office to review intelligence cables that had come in over the weekend. One of the cables reported that Ramzi Yousef, the...
  • Hillary Advocated Free Health Care , What Will Teresa Urge Kerry To Do?[my title]

    03/10/2004 7:13:51 AM PST · by prognostigaator · 20 replies · 477+ views
    Pittsburgh Live ^ | 12/14/03 | Tom Randall
    The Heinz Endowments: By Tom Randall Sunday, December 14, 2003 CHICAGO - Pittsburgh is home to a new liberal funding organization that lists its priorities as the local environment, land use and "sustainability." However, its affiliations raise questions about its real purpose. Known as the Tides Center for Pennsylvania, formerly the Tides Center for Western Pennsylvania, it is a creation of the Tides Foundation and Center, headquartered in San Francisco, and two Pennsylvania-based foundations -- the Vira Heinz Endowment and the Howard Heinz Endowment-- chaired by Teresa Heinz Kerry, heir to the Heinz food company fortune and wife of Democrat...
  • Turks Breach Wall of Silence on Armenians By BELINDA COOPER

    03/06/2004 5:12:58 AM PST · by prognostigaator · 16 replies · 324+ views
    NY TIMES | 5/6/04 | Belinda Cooper
    [AD-IMG] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- March 6, 2004 Turks Breach Wall of Silence on Armenians By BELINDA COOPER INNEAPOLIS — Taner Akcam doesn't seem like either a hero or a traitor, though he's been called both. A slight, soft-spoken man who chooses his words with care, Mr. Akcam, a Turkish sociologist and historian currently teaching at the University of Minnesota, writes about events that happened nearly a century ago in an empire that no longer exists: the mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire during World War I. But in a world where history and identity are closely intertwined, where the past...
  • Sen. Pat Roberts-"Will Work For Food" ,re: Saddam Hussein...

    12/14/2003 7:14:03 AM PST · by prognostigaator · 8 replies · 106+ views
    "He looked like a homeless person" , comment made by Sen. Pat Roberts, Chairman of Senate Intelligence Committee to Tom Brokenjaw.....
  • Investigating an intelligence failure

    11/10/2003 7:01:13 AM PST · by prognostigaator · 3 replies · 53+ views
    manatee ^ | Steven Den Beste
    "Marshall worked for the Roosevelt administration, but properly saw himself as being non-partisan. He did not feel it was proper for him to take sides in the campaign. But he was also deeply worried that the Republicans might use the question of American intelligence, especially code-breaking, as an issue in the 1944 campaign. He was afraid that a lot of high-profile discussion of American codebreaking might well spook both the Japanese and Germans into changing a lot of their other codes and ciphers. That would have been a military disaster. Marshall wasn't interested in who won the election, but he...

    10/01/2003 5:41:26 AM PDT · by prognostigaator · 26 replies · 260+ views
    10/01/03 | Prognostigaator
    Was Ambassador Wilson's motivation to go to Niger a magnaminous offer to - "I spent the next eight days drinking sweet mint tea and meeting with dozens of people: current government officials, former government officials, people associated with the country's uranium business." Or was his patriotism prompted by the all expenses paid trip and the hefty 'fee' from the CIA slush fund?Did Valerie Thane use any 'vigorish' to get her husband that plush assignment?
  • Definitive French

    07/30/2003 8:17:06 PM PDT · by prognostigaator · 3 replies · 106+ views
    Langa's list | French
    France has had an 80% loss of tourists from the USA thus far this year...The following translations are for the 20 % who choose to visit la belle France..... 1. Suivez la piste: Follow the drunken woman 2. Hors de combat: Ladies of easy virtue, who specialise in military clients 3. La vie en rose: The pink aircraft (this can also mean rare meat, depending on the context) 4. Tant pis: My aunt is in the bathroom 5. En garde: In the railway station 6. Femme fatale: A dead woman 7. Coup de grace: Lawn mower 8. Coupe de glace:...
  • Explosives To Destroy Main Bridge Over Euphrates Foiled By Fast Moving Air Cav Troops...

    03/25/2003 7:27:12 AM PST · by prognostigaator · 95 replies · 280+ views
    Paula Zahn not impressed....
  • Needed:Photo of Mussolini 's Demise @ End of WWII

    03/22/2003 8:35:00 PM PST · by prognostigaator · 22 replies · 500+ views
    AP UP files
    Il Duce and his entourage was caught by locals while trying to escape in a motorcade towards the end of WWII.Needless to say, his , and the group he was with were killed...That photo was never seen by Saddam Hussein nor by other despotic and evil dictators of today.....
  • Hannity Exposes Nancy Pelosi $1 Mil Grant to Her Former Aide's Think Tank.

    02/22/2003 1:43:48 PM PST · by prognostigaator · 18 replies · 297+ views
    Sean Hannity Radio | 2/20/03 | Sean Hannity
    To be continued-Sean Hannity voiced his displeasure at Nancy Pelosi's insertion of a million dollar grant to a San Francisco Think Tank headed by her former aide that Hannity ,(not Colmes), found in the 3000 page federal budget yesterday." So much for compassionate liberalism and assistance to San Francisco's homeless , the poor, and needy,-just shows you the hypocrisy of the left", he said.....
  • Clinton's Still Haunted By FBI Files Scandal....(repost)

    12/27/2002 4:33:04 PM PST · by prognostigaator · 72 replies · 605+ views
    The Chicago Times | : January 20, 2000 | Robert Novak
    Clinton's Still Haunted By FBI Files Scandal Federal District Judge Royce C. Lamberth, a Reagan appointee who often has ruled against the Clinton administration, may be nearing two decisions of profound importance for the president's legacy and for the first lady's future. At issue is the most mysterious of the Clinton scandals: discovery at the White House of more than 900 secret FBI personnel files, including dossiers of prominent Republicans. For more than six months, Lamberth has had on his desk requests for sworn testimony by two people--a former White House aide's ex-wife who claims Hillary Rodham Clinton was associated...
  • Lott Should Seek Repentence as did Bill Clinton--(Cinton to receive weekly Spiritual Counseling )

    12/15/2002 8:57:16 AM PST · by prognostigaator · 13 replies · 253+ views
    Google | 9/15/98 | By Randall Mikkelsen ,Reuters
    "President Clinton will receive weekly spiritual counseling to hold him ``accountable for his behavior'' and resist ``temptations that have conquered him in the past,'' the White House and clergy members said. The announcement Tuesday follows Clinton's soul-baring confession before a group of religious leaders at the White House last Friday, at which he repented for his affair with Monica Lewinsky and vowed to better himself. ``We want him to understand what went wrong with him personally that led to the tragic sins that have so marred his life and the office of the presidency,'' said Rev. Tony Campolo, an American...