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  • How to train a robot: Can we teach robots right from wrong?

    10/15/2014 2:51:17 AM PDT · by samtheman · 15 replies
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/ ^ | October 14, 2014 | Taylor & Francis
    'Masquerading refers to a person in a given context being unable to tell whether the machine is human', explain the researchers -- this is the very essence of the Turing Test. This type of deception increases "metaphysical entropy," meaning any corruption of entities and impoverishment of being; since this leads to a lack of good in the environment -- or infosphere -- it is regarded as the fundamental evil by Floridi. Following this premise, the team set out to ascertain where 'the locus of moral responsibility and moral accountability' lie in relationships with masquerading machines, and try to establish whether...
  • Biggest Climate Change Demonstration Ever? (biggest BARF ALERT ever)

    09/16/2014 5:08:03 PM PDT · by samtheman · 28 replies
    http://www.motherjones.com ^ | Sep 16, 2014 | By Bill McKibben, Eddie Bautista, and La Tonya Crisp-Sauray
    On Sunday, September 21st, a huge crowd will march through the middle of Manhattan. It will almost certainly be the largest rally about climate change in human history, and one of the largest political protests in many years in New York. More than 1,000 groups are coordinating the march—environmental justice groups, faith groups, labor groups—which means there's no one policy ask. Instead, it's designed to serve as a loud and pointed reminder to our leaders, gathering that week at the United Nations to discuss global warming, that the next great movement of the planet's citizens centers on our survival and...
  • Veteran With Concealed Carry Permit Shoots Back At Chicago Gunman

    07/07/2014 2:36:38 AM PDT · by samtheman · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    As Mickiel opened fire on the group, the veteran took cover near the vehicle’s front fender, according to assistant state attorney Mary Hain, the Chicago Tribune reports. The veteran fired two shots, hitting Mickiel both times.
  • Unexceptionalism: A Primer (mega, ultra barf alert)

    04/30/2012 3:40:05 AM PDT · by samtheman · 6 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | E. L. DOCTOROW
    If you’re a justice of the Supreme Court, ignore the first sacrament of a democracy and suspend the counting of ballots in a presidential election. Appoint the candidate of your choice as president.
  • Timing of Gingrich exit from GOP race has observers scratching their heads

    04/26/2012 6:33:16 AM PDT · by samtheman · 33 replies
    http://thehill.com/ ^ | 04/25/12 | Justin Sink
    Newt Gingrich will exit the presidential race — but not until next week, raising eyebrows about what exactly the former Speaker hopes to achieve in his final days on the campaign trail. The conventional wisdom is that Gingrich is taking some kind of strange victory lap, gathering family and supporters in North Carolina for a final hurrah before exiting stage right.
  • Graceless: Rick Santorum drops out but fails even to mention Mitt Romney

    At one point, Santorum emphasised how important it was "that we win the House back and that we take the United States Senate", omitting the number one aspiration of Republicans across America - taking back the White House from Obama. Santorum probably hasn't damaged Romney with his graceless speech today - but he has damaged himself. Having run a highly commendable race on a shoestring, he had an opportunity to lift himself straight away into the top ranks of his party's leadership with real prospects of victory in 2016 (if Romney loses in November) or even 2020. But by making...
  • Mitt hits bull’s-eye

    04/06/2012 7:14:45 AM PDT · by samtheman · 20 replies
    The president, Romney said, has “spent the last four years laying the foundation for a new government-centered society.”
  • Boehner Says He’s ‘Alarmed’ By Hot Mic Comments to Medvedev

    03/28/2012 1:22:12 PM PDT · by samtheman · 17 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | Mar 28, 2012 | Jake Trapper
    “America’s missile defense program is critical to our homeland security and the collective security of our NATO partners, and it has clear implications for the security of our allies in the Middle East. I and other Members of the House have previously expressed concern about your administration’s apparent willingness to make unilateral concessions to Russia that undermine our missile defense capabilities. Your comments reinforce those worries..."
  • CURL: Does Obama really want to win?

    11/28/2011 9:04:05 AM PST · by samtheman · 20 replies
    There are only two ways to look at the Obama re-election campaign right now: Either the upstart candidate who stunned the world when he defeated the Clinton machine to capture the Democratic nomination three years ago has lost every bit of that massive mojo, or the bruised and battered president, after three years in office, just doesn’t want another spin in the Oval Office.
  • Guru Kailash Singh Quit Bathing 37 Years Ago

    06/25/2011 7:19:13 AM PDT · by samtheman · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Kailash, 65, a farmer from India, stopped using soap and water in 1974, after his wedding. He also hasn't cut his dreadlocks, according to the news agency Barcroft. It wasn't because he no longer needed to attract the ladies that he let himself go. Kailash reportedly abandoned washing because a priest told him it would help him produce a son.
  • Israel in a Post-American Era

    05/23/2011 12:04:36 PM PDT · by samtheman · 14 replies
    http://www.humanevents.com ^ | 05/20/2011 | Pat Buchanan
    The likelihood is that the overwhelming majority, including many of America's allies, will vote to recognize Palestine and seat it in the General Assembly, where it can make demands on Israel, backed by U.N. sanctions, to terminate its occupation and vacate its national territory.
  • Best Way to Search FR

    04/21/2011 7:31:09 AM PDT · by samtheman · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Just a suggestion for those looking for articles in FR, or for trying to see if an article has been previously posted. Go ahead and use the search tool provided by FR but if you can't find what you need, use google or yippy (I recommend yippy, since google is leftist scum) and type: free republic topic name in the search bar. (Where topic name is the subject or article title or part of article title you're looking for.) I get really good results doing that. (Just a tip.)
  • "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tampa

    12/30/2010 10:50:07 AM PST · by samtheman · 80 replies · 40+ views
    http://www.wtsp.com ^ | December 30, 2010 | http://www.wtsp.com
    It means if you refuse a breath test during a traffic stop, a judge is on site, and issues a warrant that allows police to perform a mandatory blood test.
  • Human Creativity May Have Evolved as a Way for Parents to Bond With Their Children

    11/24/2010 4:00:51 AM PST · by samtheman · 7 replies
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/ ^ | Nov. 15, 2010 | ScienceDaily
    Evidence from Disneyland suggests that human creativity may have evolved not in response to sexual selection as some scientists believe but as a way to help parents bond with their children and to pass on traditions and cultural knowledge, a new study published in the inaugural issue of the International Journal of Tourism Anthropology suggests.
  • Curve Ball For Jewish Leaders On Immigration

    10/23/2010 10:30:12 AM PDT · by samtheman · 23 replies
    http://www.thejewishweek.com ^ | October 20, 2010 | Doug Chandler
    Their concern follows the Oct. 12 release of a survey by the American Jewish Committee that asked respondents if they supported or opposed Arizona’s controversial new law on illegal immigration. Fifty-two percent of the 800 respondents said they supported the law, while 46 percent opposed the measure and 2 percent said they weren’t sure.
  • Live Your Best Life Ever!

    06/01/2009 3:21:37 AM PDT · by samtheman · 25 replies · 1,466+ views
    Newsweek ^ | May 30, 2009 | Weston Kosova and Pat Wingert
    In January, Oprah Winfrey invited Suzanne Somers on her show to share her unusual secrets to staying young. Each morning, the 62-year-old actress and self-help author rubs a potent estrogen cream into the skin on her arm. She smears progesterone on her other arm two weeks a month. And once a day, she uses a syringe to inject estrogen directly into her vagina.
  • Defiant N Korea launches rocket (Bad music in space)

    04/05/2009 2:21:33 AM PDT · by samtheman · 20 replies · 1,240+ views
    BBC ^ | April 5, 2009 | BBC
    "Our scientists and engineers have succeeded in sending satellite 'Kwangmyongsong-2' into orbit by way of carrier rocket 'Unha-2'," state news agency KCNA reported. It added that it was transmitting data and the "Song of General Kim Il-sung" and "Song of General Kim Jong-il" - references to the late founder of North Korea and his son, the current leader.
  • Octuplet mom defends her ‘unconventional’ choices

    02/08/2009 5:29:43 AM PST · by samtheman · 53 replies · 1,351+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Feb. 6, 2009 | Mike Celizic
    The Southern California woman who gave birth to octuplets last week told TODAY’s Ann Curry in an exclusive interview that growing up as an only child, she had always dreamed of having “a huge family.” She also denied charges that she was irresponsible to have so many babies — especially with six other children already at home.
  • Coldest in Years Plains to East Coast

    01/09/2009 2:33:17 PM PST · by samtheman · 41 replies · 1,365+ views
    AccuWeather News ^ | January 09, 2009 | AccuWeather News
    This is about as bad as it gets folks. I don't think I've seen anything like it since 1994. Sure its been very cold at times over the past 14 years, but the total area impacted by this cold wave will be huge. By next Thursday and Friday, extremely cold air will chill the entire area from the Great Plains to the Eastern Seaboard, and the cold is also going to reach the Deep South. Only the far West will be unscathed.
  • Obama campaign cracks down on misleading TV ads (Triple Barf Censorship Alert)

    09/26/2008 7:07:05 AM PDT · by samtheman · 39 replies · 1,711+ views
    http://www.kmov.com/video/index.html?nvid=285793&shu=1 ^ | September 23, 2008 | http://www.kmov.com/
    The Barack Obama campaign is asking Missouri law enforcement to target anyone who lies or runs a misleading TV ad during the presidential campaign.video
  • Do you think Sarah Palin is qualified to serve as Vice President of the United States?

    09/23/2008 7:57:39 AM PDT · by samtheman · 33 replies · 225+ views
    http://www.pbs.org ^ | 9/23/08 | NOW
    Do you think Sarah Palin is qualified to serve as Vice President of the United States?
  • IROBBED, SUPER PHONES USED AS BAIT BY THUGS

    06/13/2008 2:28:44 PM PDT · by samtheman · 5 replies · 114+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 13, 2008 | JOHN DOYLE
    A Brooklyn gang used a scam on craigslist.com to shake down New Yorkers with the lure of discounted iPhones, police said yesterday. The scheme - which netted thousands of dollars from as many as 12 victims from all five boroughs finally came undone Wednesday night, when cops set up a sting on a Flatlands street corner and arrested four suspects.
  • Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less: Join the discussion here!

    06/09/2008 2:48:47 PM PDT · by samtheman · 62 replies · 190+ views
    newt.org ^ | June 6, 2008 | Newt Gingrich
    Our energy and environment challenges are real. But America has the technological know-how and the entrepreneurial spirit to overcome them. And, as I pointed out last week, Americans overwhelmingly support more domestic production of energy to help ease gas prices.
  • Democrat Congressman: "We've taken public positions which... the surge...which is working"

    06/03/2008 4:07:05 AM PDT · by samtheman · 7 replies · 125+ views
    http://jeffemanuel.net/ ^ | 06/02/2008 | Jeff Emanuel
    Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-PA), who recently gained media attention for his videotaped admission that, due to "temptation to want to win back the Congress," Democrats "stretched the facts" regarding their ability to actually end the war in Iraq, appears to be back for a video encore. This time, the Democratic Congressman appears in a video making two distinct statements regarding the 'Surge' strategy that has been so effective in Iraq. The video is below; below that is a transcript.
  • Cold Irony: Arctic Sea Ice Traps Climate Tour Icebreaker

    05/29/2008 12:34:03 PM PDT · by samtheman · 29 replies · 128+ views
    What's Up With That ^ | may 27, 2008 | Anthony Watts
    Last year as arctic sea ice melted to record levels, panic set in for many. But then, as the sea ice rebounded and froze again quickly in the 2007/2008 winter, making up for that record loss and reaching heights not seen for several years, many exclaimed that even though the ice areal extent had recovered, this new ice was “thin” and would likely melt again quickly. There were also many news stories about how the Northwest Passage was ice free for the first time “ever”. For example, Backpacker Magazine ran a story saying “The ice is so low that the...
  • The Sky Is Falling

    05/25/2008 3:26:28 AM PDT · by samtheman · 18 replies · 78+ views
    Atlantic Monthly ^ | June 2008 | Gregg Easterbrook
    In 1980, only 86 near-Earth asteroids and comets were known to exist. By 1990, the figure had risen to 170; by 2000, it was 921; as of this writing, it is 5,388. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, part of NASA, keeps a running tally at www.neo.jpl.nasa.gov/stats. Ten years ago, 244 near-Earth space rocks one kilometer across or more—the size that would cause global calamity—were known to exist; now 741 are. Of the recently discovered nearby space objects, NASA has classified 186 as “impact risks” (details about these rocks are at www.neo.jpl.nasa.gov/risk). And because most space-rock searches to date have been low-budget...
  • Oil execs ask Congress to allow more U.S. drilling

    05/21/2008 11:21:27 AM PDT · by samtheman · 56 replies · 107+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 21, 2008 | DAVID IVANOVICH
    Oil executives today challenged lawmakers to open more areas to drilling and send a signal to the world about the United States' resolve to deal with its own energy problems. "If the nation set a goal of increasing domestic production by 2 (million) to 3 million barrels a day by opening up new sources of exploration and production, we could demonstrate to the world that we are in control of our own destiny," Shell Oil Co. President John Hofmeister told a Senate panel today.
  • Early primary paid off for state and Clinton

    04/24/2008 3:58:02 AM PDT · by samtheman · 102+ views
    Los Angeles Slimes ^ | April 24, 2008 | George Skelton
    Californians can be thankful the state held its presidential primary on the earliest day legally possible. And Hillary Rodham Clinton should be especially grateful. Clinton probably wouldn't even be in the race today if California had not rescued her candidacy way back on Super Tuesday, Feb. 5, by delivering a timely victory that helped keep her afloat. The Pennsylvania primary Tuesday likely would have been irrelevant.
  • Darwin Was Right: Natural Selection Speeds Up Speciation

    04/06/2008 8:35:35 AM PDT · by samtheman · 149 replies · 316+ views
    http://www.sciencedaily.com ^ | Apr. 6, 2008 | ScienceDaily
    In the first experiment of its kind conducted in nature, a University of British Columbia evolutionary biologist has come up with strong evidence for one of Charles Darwin's cornerstone ideas -- adaptation to the environment accelerates the creation of new species.
  • Space planes 'to meet big demand'

    03/18/2008 2:47:48 AM PDT · by samtheman · 11 replies · 528+ views
    BBC News ^ | 17 March 2008 | Jonathan Amos
    Aerospace giant EADS says it will need a production line of rocket planes to satisfy the space tourism market. The European company's Astrium division, makers of the Ariane rocket, has plans for a commercial vehicle to take ticketed passengers above 100km. Its market assessment suggests there would be 15,000 people a year prepared to part with some 200,000 euros (£160,000) for the ride of a lifetime. Astrium anticipates it be will be producing about 10 planes a year.
  • Daylight Savings Time - Fix for Windows 2000 Servers

    03/09/2008 6:07:42 AM PDT · by samtheman · 34 replies · 2,497+ views
    Managed Dedicated Server BLOG | FastServers.Net ^ | March 5, 2007 8:47 AM | Brandon Ewing
    However, persons still operating legacy servers such as Windows 2000 were dismayed to learn that Microsoft was sticking to its guns regarding their Windows 2000 EOL(End of Life). Hotfixes were made available for Windows XP and Server 2003, but the Windows 2000 hotfix (which does exist) has not seen public release. In order to obtain it, one must order it from their Microsoft Account Manager. I believe the current list price is $4000 for a site license to use the hotfix - a large sum for a systems administrator looking to update a small amount of servers.
  • Chaos Theory

    01/18/2008 9:35:05 AM PST · by samtheman · 5 replies · 72+ views
    Washington Compost ^ | January 18, 2008 | Howard Kurtz
    But with a race this exciting, why don't reporters just sit back and enjoy it? Instead, there's this undercurrent of angst: The race is insane. Three contests, three winners. It's a deep, dark mystery. This has never happened before in recorded history. How can this not be over by February 5 so we can all go on vacation? The party is in crisis, maybe even in therapy. How can there not be a front-runner???
  • Obama Showing New Confidence With Iowa Sprint

    12/17/2007 7:50:07 AM PST · by samtheman · 8 replies · 81+ views
    NY Times ^ | dec 16, 2007 | Jeff Zeleny
    WATERLOO, Iowa — Senator Barack Obama is seeking to capitalize on a moment of opportunity in the weeks before the Iowa caucuses to challenge Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s long dominance of the Democratic field, and in doing so, he now faces intensified questions about his vulnerabilities in a general election.
  • Obama is hitting his stride in Iowa

    12/16/2007 5:57:04 AM PST · by samtheman · 12 replies · 90+ views
    LA Times ^ | December 16, 2007 | Mark Z. Barabak
    MAQUOKETA, IOWA -- It was an unusual question at the end of a long day. What, the fifth-grader asked Barack Obama, would you do as president if illegal immigrants staged a terrorist attack on the United States while you were pulling troops out of Iraq?
  • Obama's Superb Speech Could Catapult His Bid

    11/12/2007 7:26:41 AM PST · by samtheman · 46 replies · 183+ views
    The six leading Democratic presidential candidates showed up for the Iowa Democratic Party's big Jefferson Jackson Dinner on Saturday night, and five of them gave very good speeches. Barack Obama's was excellent. It was one of the best of his campaign.
  • How do I fix word wrap problem?

    10/24/2007 4:37:05 AM PDT · by samtheman · 14 replies · 612+ views
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    All my FR pages display fine except for PINGS. When I click on the link to PINGS, which displays all my comments and all comments made to me, the text no longer wraps. Each paragraph is a long line of text and the browser has a horizontal scroll bar. Is there a configuration setting in FR where I can fix this? It doesn't happen on any other website and no other FR page except the MY COMMENTS page. Thanks.
  • How Low We've Fallen

    09/12/2007 12:01:04 AM PDT · by samtheman · 4 replies · 154+ views
    http://skep41.blogspot.com/ ^ | September 11, 2007 | skep41
    I've just watched the You-tube clip of a ten minute rant by National Embarrassment Bob Wexler at the House Foreign Affairs Committee show-trial of General Petraeus. I am ashamed that my country contains people that would elect a person like Wexler to Congress. He had more dignity defending the rape, sexual harassment and perjury of BJ than he does sniveling and yodeling for America's defeat by the Islamonazi terrorists. Isnt it funny that the worse Congressmen represent the richest districts; Wexler, Nadler, Pelosi, Waxman, McDermott and a rogue's list of the dumbest, most anti-American traitors come from silk-stocking upscale districts....
  • Letter To My Congressman

    09/11/2007 12:15:59 PM PDT · by samtheman · 5 replies · 217+ views
    http://skep41.blogspot.com/ ^ | September 11, 2007 | skep41
    Yes, I was so outraged at the treatment of Gen. Petraeus by the House Foreign Affairs Committee Democrats yesterday that I wrote to my Congressman. Unfortunately my Congressman is the Stalinist woodchuck Henry Waxman. Now, Mr. Waxman was somewhere else yesterday, no doubt cooking up some new plot to destroy the economy or support the terrorists, but his heart was with the moveon.org ad entitled 'Gen. Petraeus or Gen. Betray-us'. Its disheartening to see a major political party sink so low. At what point do the dummies that vote for them catch on to how disgraceful and disgusting the Democrats...
  • Attention, John Does: Have you seen these men?

    08/22/2007 4:48:50 AM PDT · by samtheman · 22 replies · 1,394+ views
    http://michellemalkin.com/ ^ | August 21, 2007 | Michelle Malkin
    The FBI is asking for the public’s help two identify two men who have been seen acting strangely aboard Washington State ferries recently. According to federal agents, passengers have seen the men on several occasions exhibiting unusual behavior. The FBI did not say precisely what that unusual behavior entailed. Anyone who knows the men or there whereabouts are asked to call the FBI at (206) 622-0460.
  • Hillary Rodham Queeg

    08/21/2007 3:39:44 AM PDT · by samtheman · 41 replies · 1,795+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/21/2007 | Jeffrey Lord
    One of the central lessons of The Caine Mutiny is that when a human being possesses a fatally flawed character trait that is repeatedly displayed and then, as with Queeg, matched with considerable power, there can only be one outcome -- and that outcome is never good. Hillary Clinton is the only candidate in the 2008 race on either side who has already been in the White House for eight years. There is no speculation to be had on how she would respond under the pressure of the presidency. She has a record already, and is not shy about spinning...
  • The three stooges (Triple Salon Mega-Hurl Alert)

    08/02/2007 1:53:27 PM PDT · by samtheman · 22 replies · 1,355+ views
    Salon ^ | August 2, 2007 | Sidney Blumenthal
    The president won't fire Alberto Gonzales. He needs him to protect White House secrets, including the scheming roles of Cheney and Rove.
  • Woman Stripped After Being Branded Witch In Jharkhand

    07/24/2007 8:12:21 AM PDT · by samtheman · 30 replies · 1,038+ views
    http://newspostindia.com ^ | July 23, 2007 | unknown
    A women was stripped and brutally beaten with hot iron rods after she was branded a witch and held responsible for the death of a woman in a Jharkhand village, police said Monday. The incident came to light only after a week when the woman from Dadighagar in Hazaribagh district, about 130 km from here, approached some local reporters Sunday. Basdeo Manjhi said 45-year-old Chandmuni Devi had used black magic against his wife who died of snakebite on July 14. He complained to the panchayat that ordered that Chandmuni be stripped and beaten with hot rods and sickles. Chandmuni and...
  • John Edwards Says: Empirically, You Know I'm Strong!

    07/18/2007 3:12:00 PM PDT · by samtheman · 29 replies · 764+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | July 17, 2007 | Jason Horowitz
    During John Edwards’ remarks to an annual forum of his fellow trial lawyers in Chicago on Sunday, the former senator spoke passionately about civil justice issues, joked about “that little house that we have in North Carolina” and warned of “a very concerted, very orchestrated radical right agenda” to “hijack the jury system.” He also, ever so gently, made the political case for the viability of his presidential campaign. “It’s not enough for you to like a candidate,” said the former trial lawyer, tanned and comfortable in his sharp blue suit. “It’s not even enough for you to agree with...
  • U.S. and Iraqis Hit Insurgents in All-Day Fight

    01/10/2007 11:09:21 AM PST · by samtheman · 32 replies · 1,152+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 10, 2007 | MARC SANTORA
    BAGHDAD, Jan. 9 — More than 1,000 American and Iraqi troops, backed by Apache attack helicopters and fighter jets, battled insurgents all day Tuesday and late into the night in downtown Baghdad, in one of the most dramatic operations in the capital since the invasion nearly four years ago.
  • Ford's Finest Legacy

    12/31/2006 6:37:37 AM PST · by samtheman · 14 replies · 423+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | December 30, 2006 | Quang X. Pham
    "Today, America can regain the sense of pride that existed before Vietnam. But it cannot be achieved by refighting a war that is finished as far as America is concerned. . . . [T]hese events, tragic as they are, portend neither the end of the world nor of America's leadership in the world." President Gerald R. Ford uttered those words in a speech at Tulane University on April 23, 1975, in the final days of Vietnam's long war. The rowdy crowd roared and gave him a standing ovation. The military draft had ended and American troops and POWs had returned...
  • Perfect Killing Method, but Clear Targets Are Few for Marines in Iraq

    11/23/2006 5:55:48 PM PST · by samtheman · 16 replies · 1,527+ views
    www.nytimes.com ^ | November 22, 2006 | C. J. CHIVERS
    KARMA, Iraq, Nov. 16 — The sniper team left friendly lines hours ahead of the sun. They were a group of marines walking through the chill, hoping to be in hiding before the mullahs’ predawn call to prayer would urge this city awake.
  • Brain drain worries industry

    11/07/2006 3:27:37 AM PST · by samtheman · 10 replies · 649+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 5, 2006 | Tony Paterson
    BERLIN -- Its powerhouse economy once pulled in workers from across Europe, but Germany has been shocked to discover that its own highly qualified citizens are now leaving the country in the biggest exodus in more than a century. The country that coined the term "guest worker" to describe the influx of immigrant laborers who flocked to work there in the 1960s is hemorrhaging young architects, management consultants, doctors, dentists, scientists and lawyers.
  • President Bush Discusses NIE And Terror In Radio Address

    09/30/2006 8:39:52 PM PDT · by samtheman · 7 replies · 367+ views
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 9/30/2006 | President Bush
    In President Bush´s Radio Address Saturday morning, the President of the United States defended declassifying the key judgments of the NIE. However, his opponents want to declassify the entire NIE. Here is the radio address: THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Today I want to talk to you about a matter of national security that has been in the news -- the National Intelligence Estimate on terrorism. The NIE is a classified document that analyzes the threat we face from terrorists and extremists. Parts of this classified document were recently leaked to the press. That has created a heated debate in our...
  • Mexican Drama

    09/06/2006 3:23:41 AM PDT · by samtheman · 6 replies · 521+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 6, 2006 | Wall Street Journal Editorial
    Despite all the focus on the Middle East, the world's biggest test of democracy these days has arguably been unfolding right on America's doorstep, in Mexico. Yesterday that country took a giant step forward as its independent federal electoral tribunal officially named National Action Party candidate Felipe Calderón as the country's president-elect.
  • Cokie Roberts Shocks George Stephanopoulos: Lamont Victory Disaster For Democrats

    08/07/2006 5:04:45 AM PDT · by samtheman · 81 replies · 4,757+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 7, 2006 | Noel Sheppard
    Something amazing happened on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday: Cokie Roberts practically floored host George Stephanopoulos with the political truth that most impartial individuals already know (video to follow). The discussion centered on what it would mean for the Democratic Party if Ned Lamont beat Joe Lieberman in Connecticut next week. Stephanopoulos asked Roberts, “How did this happen?” After a somewhat lengthy explanation, Roberts said, “But it's, I think, a disaster for the Democratic Party, and it's going to be very interesting to see what happens as a result of it.”