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  • REPORT: Mitt Romney Proposed Charging A Fee For Being Mentally Retarded

    04/02/2012 11:02:09 PM PDT · by syriacus · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 18, 2012 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    It is pretty well-known among political junkies that Mitt Romney imposed a lot of new fees in Massachusetts to balance the budget without raising taxes. But what is not well known is how crazy and offensive these fees could be. Here are the two craziest we could find: Romney Charged A Fee For Being Blind.[snip] Romney Also Proposed Imposing A Fee On The Mentally Retarded
  • Romney Thanks Ted Kennedy for Collaboration on Health Care Reform [YouTube]

    03/05/2012 4:46:00 AM PST · by syriacus · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 23, 2007 | Veracifier
    At signing of RomneyCare Romney thanked Ted Kennedy for "collaboration" on health care reform [1:32 video]
  • Couldn't occupiers really annoy the rich by occupying places like Martha's Vineyard? [bOWSers]

    11/18/2011 4:22:29 AM PST · by syriacus · 21 replies
    11/17/2011 | syriacus
    I know it's off-season, but it seems likely that dozens of law-breaking occupiers could grab AND MAINTAIN the attention of the rich if they camped out at places like Martha's Vineyard.The rich would be concerned for their vacation homes 24/7. When they wreak havoc in business districts, bOWSers* are inconveniencing the middle class and the poor, not the super rich.*bOWSers = packs of mangey, untrained critters who follow after schoolchildren, attack police, spread disease, defecate in public.
  • Plot thickens around NRA, Dick Marriott, Mitt Romney and NOW Sharon Bialek

    11/07/2011 8:55:39 PM PST · by syriacus · 11 replies
    11/7/2011 | syriacus
    Bialek was fired from NRAEF.(NRA Educational Fund) Two earlier FR threads discuss multiple connections between Romney and Dick Marriott and between Dick Marriott and NRA. One thread mentions the fact that Dick Marriott, former head of NRA, hosts tournaments for NRA funds and has participated in a tournament which benefits NRAEF. A google search (http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=Nraef+marriott&ei=UTF-8&fr=moz35) shows that Dick Marriott was awarded recognition by the NRAEF in the past.
  • Romney buddy, Dick Marriott, maintains connections with NRA

    11/05/2011 5:27:55 AM PDT · by syriacus · 22 replies
    various | November 5, 2011 | Syriacus
    This is a collection of links to bolster my contention that Dick Marriott, former treasurer and former head of the National Restaurant Association, maintains connections with the NRA. I apologize for the the sporadic way in which I will be posting links. I am baby-sitting for my adorable grandson and will be cooking for guests today. Dick Marriott is a close friend of Mitt Rommey, who is named after Dick's father, J. Willard Marriott.
  • Romney resigns from Marriott board ( tied to Natl Rest. Association, Dick Marriott)

    11/02/2011 12:09:38 PM PDT · by syriacus · 138 replies · 1+ views
    boston.com ^ | January 12, 2011 | by Stephanie Vallejo
    "WASHINGTON – Former Governor Mitt Romney resigned today from the board of directors of Marriott International, potentially another sign of his preparations for another presidential run. Romney, who served on Marriott’s board for 10 years before resigning to run for governor in 2002, rejoined the board in January 2009.
  • Spine & Joint Center Offers New Stem Cell Treatment Options for Chronic Joint Problems

    08/20/2011 7:44:02 AM PDT · by syriacus · 6 replies
    PRNewswire ^ | June 23, 2011 | Spine and Joint center
    A Bergen County, New Jersey pain management and spine clinic is reporting excellent results with non-embryonic adult stem cell injection therapy HACKENSACK, N.J., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A spine clinic Bergen County recognized as a leader in pain management and orthopedic treatments is now offering a revolutionary treatment for individuals with chronic joint problems using the patient's own stem cells. Performed at Spine & Joint Center by Dr. Damon Noto, the treatment utilizes adult stem cells harvested from the patient's own fat cells (not controversial embryonic stem cells), which are then injected into the injured joint to help stimulate...
  • In the Case of Bruno Bettelheim [Obama's U of C failed to verify Bettelheim's claims)

    03/17/2011 8:26:25 AM PDT · by syriacus · 13 replies · 1+ views
    First Things ^ | June/July 1997 | Molly Finn
    "This is surely not the first time audacity has propelled someone into a place or profession for which he is not qualified. But I cannot think of another case in which so many prominent people connived in the deception. Nowhere along the way did anyone publicly question, much less expose, Bettelheim's self-promoting claims. Had these claims served only to massage his ego or accelerate the development of his career, they would have done little harm. But Bettelheim used his growing reputation and authority to strike out at large groups of people, causing serious harm and anguish."
  • What would have happened, if Gabby's assistants had guns and knew how to use them?

    01/15/2011 7:53:21 AM PST · by syriacus · 45 replies
    Would there have been fewer victims? Was there an opportunity to stop the shooter?
  • Giffords Becomes More Spontaneous as Sedation Is Reduced [Yesterday afternoon's news conference]

    01/13/2011 6:09:36 AM PST · by syriacus · 4 replies
    MedScape Today ^ | January 12, 2011 | Nancy A. Melville
    According to trauma surgeon Peter Rhee, MD, MPH, Giffords was showing continued improvement as her sedation was substantially reduced...""We've really been able to reduce her sedation and as a result she has become more and more spontaneous,"...""She is now able to even feel her wounds herself. She can fix her gown and make very specific movements, so she is making tremendous progress."
  • When will media go after sex-abuser doctors?

    12/23/2010 2:58:01 AM PST · by syriacus · 5 replies · 1+ views
    12/23/2010 | syriacus
    Buddhist monks and Catholic priests aren't the only abusers You can find lots of individual news stories about abusive physicians. Sexual Predator Doctor In Virginia Gets Slap On The Wrist - And Is Still Practicing http://www.legaljuice.com/2007/07/sexual_predator_doctor_in_virg.html Piedmont Doctor In Sexual Predator Sting Sentence http://www.ktvu.com/news/22804280/detail.html Doctor Who Is Registered Sexual Predator Accused Again http://www.justnews.com/news/3891413/detail.html What do you do with sexual predators? (A Navy doctor pleaded guilty) http://cdrsalamander.blogspot.com/2010/05/what-do-you-do-with-sexual-predators.html But where are the large-scale exposes? Here’s a yahoo search to get the journalists started http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0oG7hiOIxNN8xUB58hXNyoA;_ylc=X1MDMjc2NjY3OQRfcgMyBGFvAzAEZnIDbW96MzUEaG9zdHB2aWQDYWtUQkJFb0c3djc4VUJYQVNsWXVBQVF4UlhvdUtVMFRJNDRBQ3VSOQRuX2dwcwMwBG5fdnBzAzAEb3JpZ2luA3NycARxdWVyeQNkb2N0b3JzIHNleCBhYnVzZQRzYW8DMQR2dGVzdGlkA0g0NjU-?p=doctors+sex+abuse&fr2=sb-top&fr=moz35
  • If the draft is reinstated, being gay will not be grounds for a deferment?

    12/20/2010 8:02:26 AM PST · by syriacus · 37 replies
    12/20/2010 | syriacus
    If I recall correctly, gays were classified 4F during previous military drafts. In the event that the draft is brought back, what will happen to gays who do not want to serve? Michelle Obama wants American children to lose weight so that they can be inducted. Could it be, that Obama also wants to enlarge the pool of possible inductees?
  • Battle of Mohacs, August 29, 1526 [Suleiman, Ottomans defeat Hungarians on this date]

    08/29/2010 9:59:43 AM PDT · by syriacus · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | June 4, 2010 | Callistrid
    Ultimate result -- 150 years of Turkish rule of Hungary
  • Intersections Statement on Recent Hate Crime [Cabbie Stabber was a member]

    08/26/2010 9:14:15 AM PDT · by syriacus · 30 replies
    Intersections International Web Site ^ | August 25, 2010 | Intersections
    We at Intersections are deeply saddened by the stabbing incident on Tuesday evening, perpetrated against a Muslim New York City cab driver. Our earnest prayers are extended to the victim, Mr. Ahmed Sharif, for a full and speedy recovery. There is no place in this city, or anywhere else, for such senseless acts of violence. We are further saddened that the person charged with this crime, Michael Enright, has been a volunteer with Intersections for the past year. Mike’s work with us was generous and responsible. He shared our vision for a diverse and peaceful world and our prayers go...
  • Governor Jindal: Glad President Came to LA; ...But Still No Money for Sand Booming Work

    06/07/2010 4:48:33 AM PDT · by syriacus · 24 replies · 33+ views
    emergency.louisiana.gov web pages ^ | June 4, 2010 | Office of Governor of Louisiana
    “We are moving forward with or without BP. We gave them two choices – they can either send us a check, get out of the way and let us start this work, or they can sign a contract and do it themselves. We are going ahead without them. Last night, we met with Admiral Allen and he said he feels like he is making progress in getting BP to actually pay for this work. To date, BP has done a great job in sending us press releases and attorneys, but they haven’t sent us any money to dredge.”
  • Has Obama declared a state of emergency for Louisiana?

    06/06/2010 2:39:27 PM PDT · by syriacus · 19 replies · 387+ views
    6/6/2010 | syriacus
    I've been looking for mention of Obama having declared a Federal state of emergency for Louisiana.I've read that particular parishes and the state of Louisiana have declared states of emergency, but can't find any mention of Obama releasing federal funds to Louisiana.Bush released funds two days before Katrina struck.
  • [Flashback to 2005] Oil Spill Recovery 95 Percent Complete In Louisiana

    05/25/2010 10:13:59 AM PDT · by syriacus · 9 replies · 536+ views
    BATON ROUGE, La. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness are coordinating with other federal, state and local agencies to clean up and reduce the environmental impact of the oil spills in Louisiana. Just two months after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita spilled more than nine million gallons of oil, the oil recovery effort is now 95 percent complete according to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
  • Know any good songs for scouts to sing to welcome troops home?

    05/23/2010 8:27:25 AM PDT · by syriacus · 20 replies · 384+ views
    syriacus
    My niece is bringing scouts to a base today
  • Which conservative groups/causes are best to support at this time?

    03/30/2010 5:55:27 AM PDT · by syriacus · 36 replies · 545+ views
    3/30/2010 | syriacus
    I have limited time and money, which I'd like to put to the best use I can. There are so many conservative organizations. Which ones are most successful at counteracting Obama's schemes? I already support some groups. Naming them might discourage other ideas.
  • Town-by-town U.S. Senate election results FINAL [West Boston towns]

    01/19/2010 7:56:14 PM PST · by syriacus · 14 replies · 1,202+ views
    Once the polls close at 8 p.m., check here to see U.S. Senate election results from area towns. We're posting the vote totals throughout the night so check back often to see how your community voted. Area towns we are covering include: Ashland: Bellingham: Framingham: Franklin: Holliston: Hopedale: Hopkinton: Hudson: Marlborough: (all precincts reporting) Medway: Mendon: Milford: Millis: Millville: Natick: ****** Newton: Scott Brown (R) - 11,352 Martha Coakley (D) - 23,456 Joseph Kennedy (I) - 217 **** Northborough: Northbridge: Shrewsbury: Southborough: Sudbury: Upton: Uxbridge: Waltham: Wayland: Weston: Westborough
  • Palin and the Powerless Parenthetical People

    11/23/2009 6:32:27 AM PST · by syriacus · 375+ views
    American Daughter ^ | September 16th, 2008 | Allan Erickson
    Fundamental truths are often beyond the grasp of people with advanced degrees — you know, the Parenthetical People on the coasts imbued with wisdom absorbed during erudite cocktail conversations in Hollywood and Manhattan and Brussels... Americans want to be cheerful and hopeful, not negative and enraged... If you question the intelligence of the people, try to turn them against God, send a negative message, encourage rage, and offer a free lunch and more Government, you are swimming upstream. ... Americans generally like America, and they don’t think Obama’s plan to turn it into Cuba is such a great idea... “The...
  • The anti-tobacco campaign of the Nazis: a little known aspect of public health in Germany, 1933-45

    10/13/2009 11:47:08 AM PDT · by syriacus · 24 replies · 1,397+ views
    BMJ [British Medical Journal] ^ | December 1996 | Robert N Proctor
    One topic that has only recently begun to attract attention is the Nazi anti-tobacco movement. Germany had the world's strongest anti smoking movement in the 1930s and early 1940s,supported by Nazi medical and military leaders worried that tobacco might prove a hazard to the race. Many Nazi leaders were vocal opponents of smoking. Anti-tobacco activists pointed out that whereas Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt were all fond of tobacco, the three major fascist leaders of Europe-Hitler, Mussolini, and Franco-were all non-smokers. Hitler was the most adamant,characterising tobacco as "the wrath of the Red Man against the White Man for having been...
  • Violent Protests in South Africa [You tube]

    07/25/2009 5:45:06 AM PDT · by syriacus · 24 replies · 798+ views
    New Tang Dynasty TV ^ | uly 25, 2009 | NTDTV
    Angry over poor services and unemployment, South Africans responded with violence in different townships across the country on Wednesday (July 22). In Thokoza township and Meyerton, police tried to control the stone-throwing protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets. In the northeastern region of Mpumalanga, residents in Balfour threatened to burn down municipal offices if they would not release the 100 people arrested in protests on Tuesday (July 21). A crowd of protesters heckled a group of councilors at the local stadium. Trade unions demand more pay and benefits, and threaten to continue with strikes. The recession, caused by the...
  • American Mensa expresses sympathies about shooting [Von Brunn]

    06/11/2009 3:55:10 PM PDT · by syriacus · 24 replies · 1,093+ views
    American Mensa is distraught to hear of the violent events at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, June 10. Our thoughts are with the victims and the family and friends of Stephen Tyrone Johns, the security guard who was killed in the attack. The accused shooter in this event, James Von Brunn, is a former member of American Mensa. Mr. Von Brunn was a member more than 20 years ago and his membership tenure lasted less than a year. Mensa has more than 57,000 members across the United States and more than 110,000 members worldwide. Our members include...
  • Helicopter crashes at Wheeler; injuries reported

    05/27/2009 8:16:17 PM PDT · by syriacus · 3 replies · 325+ views
    Honolulu Star Bulletin ^ | May 27, 2009 | staff
    An Army helicopter on a training exercise crashed this afternoon at Wheeler Army Airfield at Schofield Barracks, and there are initial reports of multiple injuries. Honolulu Fire Department Capt. Earle Kealoha said firefighters responded to a call of a downed aircraft at 3:34 p.m. But when they arrived four minutes later, federal fire crews already had the fire under control. The airfield houses helicopters assigned to both 25th Infantry Division and the Hawaii Army National Guard. The Federal Aviation Administration said initial reports indicate that the crash involved a military helicopter. An Army spokesman confirmed that the aircraft was a...
  • Leon Kass to deliver 2009 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities [May 21, 2009 at NEH]

    05/21/2009 5:40:07 AM PDT · by syriacus · 4 replies · 302+ views
    Dr. Leon R. Kass, a widely published author, award-winning humanities teacher, and one of America’s leading moral philosophers and experts on medical ethics, will deliver the 2009 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced today. The annual NEH-sponsored Jefferson Lecture is the most prestigious honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities. “Leon Kass is an outstanding scholar, a gifted teacher, and one of our nation’s leading humanists,” said NEH Acting Chairman Carole M. Watson. “He has brought the wisdom of the humanities to bear on many topics, from bioethics...
  • The Way Out [NY Times tells Bush 41 to get rid of Saddam, 18 years ago this week]

    04/20/2009 10:17:12 AM PDT · by syriacus · 8 replies · 543+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 23, 1991 | A. M. Rosenthal
    But what to do now? Exactly what the U.S. could have done before: recognize the cease-fire as a false peace, present the Iraqi Army with an ultimatum -- to get rid of Saddam Hussein or the U.S. will resume the air attack on military targets and every high officer will be tried for war crimes. With the killer gone, Iraqis can be left to their own political settlements. The only duty of the U.S. is to allow those who trusted us to return to their homes, free of terror. But to do that, Mr. Bush must show true strength --...
  • Hundreds of LIers turn out for TEA parties

    04/16/2009 7:33:11 AM PDT · by syriacus · 24 replies · 825+ views
    Newsday ^ | April 15, 2009 | SID CASSESE
    More than 300 people, many of them waving American flags and carrying anti-tax signs, lined the curb at Sunrise Highway and the Long Island Rail Road station in Massapequa Wednesday, protesting taxes and the federal bailout of the financial sector.
  • The Reckoning Taking Hard New Look at a Greenspan Legacy [Derivatives]

    03/24/2009 9:00:17 AM PDT · by syriacus · 7 replies · 343+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 9, 2008 | PETER S. GOODMAN
    Mr. Greenspan’s legacy may ultimately rest on a more deeply embedded and much less scrutinized phenomenon: the spectacular boom and calamitous bust in derivatives trading.[snip] “Proposals to bring even minimalist regulation were basically rebuffed by Greenspan and various people in the Treasury,” recalled Alan S. Blinder, a former Federal Reserve board member and an economist at Princeton University. “I think of him as consistently cheerleading on derivatives.”[snip] Robert E. Rubin, the Treasury secretary then. Treasury lawyers concluded that merely discussing new rules threatened the derivatives market [snip] In early 1998, Mr. Rubin’s deputy, Lawrence H. Summers, called Ms. Born* and...
  • OBAMA'S HOUSEHOLD RULES. What if Obama decided to run the White House the way he runs the country?

    03/14/2009 6:47:05 AM PDT · by syriacus · 14 replies · 775+ views
    3/14/09 | syriacus
    1. Obama would give 39% of daughter Malia Ann’s babysitting earnings to her sister Sasha. If Malia Ann complained about Obama spreading the wealth, Obama would blame Bush.
  • Obama Chic: President Forges New Path in Protocol

    03/09/2009 6:31:32 AM PDT · by syriacus · 14 replies · 1,076+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 12, 2009 | Cristina Corbin
    Like his predecessors, Obama must master the presidential protocol that has long ruled the White House. From military salutes to the presidential march to the customs by which foreign visitors are welcomed, every commander-in-chief must respect the traditions that have come to define the office.
  • Dubai developer buys stake in Fontainebleau [Emirate gets half of Miami Luxury hotel]

    03/06/2009 8:30:13 AM PST · by syriacus · 11 replies · 695+ views
    South Florida Business Journal ^ | Wednesday, April 9, 2008
    Nakheel Hotels has bought a 50 percent interest in the Fontainebleau Miami Beach resort for $375 million. The iconic hotel is in the midst of a $500 million renovation and is expected to open during the second half of 2008. Aventura-based Turnberry Associates bought the hotel in 2005. The Dubai emirate manages Nakheel, the hotel group's parent company. It developed the Palm Islands in Dubai and recently partnered with Busch Entertainment Corp., the family entertainment division of Anheuser-Busch Cos., to put four theme parks on the man-made islands. "We are extremely pleased to have a world-class organization such as Nakheel,...
  • What gifts did Obama receive when he was inaugurated?

    03/05/2009 10:32:14 AM PST · by syriacus · 43 replies · 838+ views
    na | March 5, 2009 | syriacus
    Since Obama promised transparency, he should have posted a list of the gifts he got when he was inaugurated. I can't find a list anywhere. Can anyone help me?
  • Powell: We are still the nation people look to

    03/04/2009 7:55:04 AM PST · by syriacus · 47 replies · 935+ views
    Stanford Report ^ | March 4, 2009 | CASSANDRA BROOKS
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell offered words of inspiration with a twist of humor on Monday, earning waves of laughter and a standing ovation. Powell's talk at Memorial Auditorium drew alumni, students, faculty and staff, who filled every seat.... Powell said that during the recent presidential campaign he was impressed with then-candidate Obama's ability to bridge the gap between generations and to use modern communication to assemble hundreds of thousands of citizens. "I voted for Obama because he brought generational change into the political system and we needed that change," he said. Powell connected some of the leadership skills...
  • Are these partially unemployed workers numbered among the unemployed? (NY State program)

    02/26/2009 2:10:30 PM PST · by syriacus · 3 replies · 270+ views
    Shared Work - Layoff alternative ^ | unknown | New York State Department of Labor
    Shared Work is a voluntary program that provides employers facing a temporary decline in business with an alternative to layoffs. Rather than laying off a percentage of the work force to cut costs, an employer can reduce the hours and wages of all or a particular group of employees. The employees whose hours and wages are reduced can receive partial unemployment insurance benefits to supplement their lost wages For example, an employee earning $400 per week might receive an unemployment benefit rate of $200, if totally unemployed. Under the Shared Work Program, if his wages and hours are reduced 20%,...
  • Rhetoric Taken to Another Level: Appreciating and Learning from BarackSpeak

    02/24/2009 6:26:57 AM PST · by syriacus · 21 replies · 642+ views
    Rhetoric Taken to Another Level: Appreciating and Learning from BarackSpeak Most people sit in awe of what Obama is able to do with the words he speaks to massive audiences. Dr. Janelle Barlow, C.S.P. will analyze Obama’s rhetoric to break down the useable components of his speaking style. Janelle will also demonstrate how actual CEO speeches can benefit from rewriting into BarackSpeak.
  • Watch yourself... Google's watching you

    12/30/2008 8:18:22 AM PST · by syriacus · 68 replies · 2,434+ views
    France24 ^ | Dec. 22, 2008 | Jean-Marc Manach, Bruno Anatrella
    Beware of tripping over, sunbathing topless, cheating on your partner in public... - if there's a Google van passing by, the evidence will be forever set in a 360-degree photographic panorama and posted online for all to see. Google's ever increasing mapping applications are getting ever-increasingly closer to our personal lives. Suspicious minds won't need to bother with private detectives - they can simply log on to Google Maps and access the pedestrian-level view of the entire city - if they're lucky enough to live in Milan, Paris, or the majority of the US, New Zealand, Australia or Japan... Otherwise,...
  • Obama will not use traditional phrase, "so help me God" while being sworn in [place your bets]

    11/19/2008 1:15:11 PM PST · by syriacus · 68 replies · 2,115+ views
    The Constitution does not require the use of the phrase, "so help me God" as a person is sworn in as President. George Washington added the phrase, and every succeeding President has used it. Obama, who likes change, might not use the phrase.
  • What is communism? [YouTube video of old Philbrick film]

    11/17/2008 4:13:35 AM PST · by syriacus · 13 replies · 1,383+ views
    You Tube ^ | November 13, 2008 | Herbert A Philbrick
    Very informative film hosted by Philbrick, counterspy author of "I Led Three Lives." Posted by RedSquareEye on YouTube.
  • 69 per cent of GOP Voters Say Palin Helped McCain

    11/07/2008 10:49:25 AM PST · by syriacus · 46 replies · 1,402+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | Nov. 7, 2008
    Sixty-nine percent (69%) of Republican voters say Alaska Governor Sarah Palin helped John McCain’s bid for the presidency, even as news reports surface that some McCain staffers think she was a liability. Only 20% of GOP voters say Palin hurt the party’s ticket, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Six percent (6%) say she had no impact, and five percent (5%) are undecided. Ninety-one percent (91%)
  • Obama's Kool Aid, the Movie [YouTube]

    11/07/2008 8:40:09 AM PST · by syriacus · 6 replies · 819+ views
    You Tube video ^ | September 27, 2008 | ObamaKoolAidMovie
    ObamaKoolAidMovie is a Documentary on Barack Hussein Obama and his Cult like followers. ...This Documentary will show the organized Obama campaign are using tactics used by evil people throughout history.
  • Undecided voters know best [Obama does not need to be elected THIS time]

    11/03/2008 12:40:00 PM PST · by syriacus · 11 replies · 433+ views
    You Tube video ^ | November 3, 2008 | eksdem
    Obama can run for election in 2012. People will know him better if he spends 4 years doing something IN the Senate. If he is destined to be President, it can happen in 4 years , instead of tomorrow.
  • JONES: CHRISTIAN OR COMMUNIST? [Marxist Messiah of Jonestown, Guyana]

    11/01/2008 6:14:58 AM PDT · by syriacus · 19 replies · 556+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | December 1978 | Reed Irvine, Editor
    People all over the world are horrified and puzzled by the Jonestown, Guyana atrocity. Questions are being asked: Who was the Rev. Jim Jones? What kind of religion did he teach? Why did he order the murder and suicide of over 900 of his followers? [snip] Our media have concealed, misrepresented, or downplayed the key element in the philosophy of Jim Jones. He was a long-time dedicated Marxist communist who admired totalitarian communist dictatorships such as the Soviet Union and Cuba so much that he built one of his own in Guyana.
  • Former Chicago Gang Members and 21st Century Vote

    10/10/2008 5:19:59 AM PDT · by syriacus · 7 replies · 685+ views
    Democracy Now ^ | March 19, 1996
    [NB: this is from March 19, 1996] Salim Muwakkil reports on 21st Century Vote, an organization created by former members of Chicago’s largest street gang, Gangster Disciples. Wallace “Gator” Bradley, a former gang member turned community leader, praises the group for offering a more productive way for disenfranchised youth to channel their energy and take part in the political process. However, the police and mainstream media claim that the organization is simply an illegitimate front allowing the Gangster Disciples to gain more influence. Bradley defends 21st Century Vote as a group sincerely working to bring a stop to gang violence...
  • Shocking revelations about Biden in Soviet-era documents

    10/09/2008 12:34:33 PM PDT · by syriacus · 12 replies · 1,371+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 09, 2008 | Rick Moran
    At a time when Democrats were insisting that Human Rights be a primary issue in the Salt II negotiations, Biden throws the dissidents and refuseniks under the bus, not to mention downplaying our security relationship with Europe - almost inviting the Soviets to invade.
  • Bill Ayers [defended by Barbara Ransby, Graduate of Columbia same year as Obama]

    10/05/2008 10:17:55 PM PDT · by syriacus · 23 replies · 1,311+ views
    http://billayers.wordpress.com/2008/05/07/february-29-2008/ ^ | February 29, 2008 | Barbara Ransby, et al.
    February 29, 2008 Chicago Tribune Editors: We write to voice our support for our colleague, Bill Ayers, who was the target yesterday of Jonah Goldberg’s mean-spirited muckraking journalism. Goldberg asks why Bill Ayers is allowed to have a job as a college professor, despite his leftist views and political activities from some forty years ago? The answer is simple.Professor Ayers has degrees from University of Michigan and Columbia University’s Teachers College. Over the past twenty plus years he has earned the reputation of a cutting edge scholar of education, and made major contributions to our understanding of schools and the...
  • National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific [Short video on YouTube]

    10/03/2008 7:31:41 PM PDT · by syriacus · 4 replies · 930+ views
    You Tube video ^ | October 03, 2008 | phahnzy
    Scenes from The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, located in Punchbowl Crater. The inscription below the statue of Lady Columbia, taken from Abraham Lincoln's letter to Mrs. Bixby, reads: THE SOLEMN PRIDE THAT MUST BE YOURS TO HAVE LAID SO COSTLY A SACRIFICE UPON THE ALTAR OF FREEDOM There is a small chapel within the memorial, which is also featured in this slideshow.
  • VIDEO: The WHOLE World... knows Saddam has weapons [says Biden to Charlie Rose, 2003]

    10/03/2008 9:34:35 AM PDT · by syriacus · 12 replies · 501+ views
    You Tube video ^ | October 3, 2008
    The quote (in which Biden specifically says France and the European leaders KNOW Saddam has weapons) is at 14:17. But Biden spends some more time attempting to convince the audience that the burden is on Saddam to prove he doesn't have the weapons. You can see Biden develop his argument if you have a few minutes to watch the video from 12:00 to 14:30.
  • Dear President Bush [a postcard thanking GWB, sent to Senators, too]

    10/01/2008 7:49:01 AM PDT · by syriacus · 3 replies · 235+ views
    10/01/08 | syriacus
    Dear President Bush,Thank you very much for trying so many times to convince Congress to reform GSEs like Fannie Mae. I am truly sorry that it was impossible to find enough Democratic Senators to support reform. Sincerely,
  • A Homecoming At Fannie Mae; Franklin Raines Takes Charge Of a Most Political Company [1998]

    09/20/2008 2:44:14 PM PDT · by syriacus · 5 replies · 174+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 17, 1998 | By RICHARD W. STEVENSON
    In recent years, under [James] Johnson, a prominent Democrat... Fannie Mae has established itself as perhaps the most politically astute of big corporations. hiring some of the best lobbyists in town, spreading campaign contributions around [snip]The company has repeatedly neutralized efforts to re-examine or scale back the benefits of its Government-chartered status, including its exemption from state and local income taxes and the widely held assumption -- nowhere written down -- that the Government would bail out Fannie Mae if it ever got into financial trouble.[snip]... Mr. Raines no doubt understands full well the power of well-placed campaign contributions. [snip]Fannie...