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  • Supreme Court rejects pharmacists' religious claim

    06/28/2016 8:31:33 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 28, 2016 | Reuters/Lawrence Hurley |
    Reuters) - A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal filed by pharmacists in Washington state who objected on religious grounds to providing emergency contraceptives to women. The justices, with three conservatives dissenting, left in place a July ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld a state regulation that requires pharmacies to deliver all prescribed medicines in a timely manner. Justice Samuel Alito, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Clarence Thomas, wrote a dissenting opinion saying the court's decision not to hear the case is "an ominous sign." In Washington,...
  • The Missouri Senate has passed religious protections for those objecting to gay marriage.

    03/14/2016 9:00:13 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 19 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | Mar 10, 2016 | AP via ABC News
    The Missouri Senate has passed a proposal creating religious protections for those objecting to gay marriage. The Republican-led Senate voted 23-7 Thursday for the proposed constitutional amendment after this week halting a Democratic filibuster that lasted 37 hours. The measure would prohibit government penalties against those who cite religious beliefs while declining to provide wedding-related services to same-sex couples. The religious protections would apply to clergy, religious organizations and some businesses such as florists and photographers. Senate Democrats criticized the proposal as discriminatory against same-sex couples.
  • Britain’s Insanely Expensive & Utterly Pointless Wind Power Fiasco Exposed

    10/23/2015 4:56:04 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 13 replies
    Independent study ^ | October 22, 2015 | Paul Homewood
    Yet another study showing why the “renewables,” in this case wind are not a viable source of electricity. Here it is in raw numbers, the variability, low reliability and nondispactibility that are the hallmarks of renewable energy. what doesn’t appear on this report are the consequences, in lost business and higher electric rates.
  • Hundreds Of Mentally Ill Deportees May Seek Return To U.S.

    10/06/2015 1:44:39 PM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 7 replies
    KPBS ^ | October 2, 2015 | Jean Guerrero
    Hundreds of deported migrants with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder may qualify to return to the U.S. It’s the result of a settlement finalized in U.S. District Court last week between the American Civil Liberties Union and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Those migrants can apply to have their immigration cases reopened if they represented themselves during their removal proceedings and were detained in the states of California, Arizona or Washington after Nov. 21, 2011.
  • Excerpt from Socialism, by Ludwig von Mises

    12/28/2014 6:00:12 AM PST · by theBuckwheat · 28 replies
    Mises Institute free book ^ | 1932 | Ludwig von Mises
    From Socialism, by Ludwig von Mises (1951, Originally written in German, 1932) Part V, Deconstructionism, Chapter I, The Motive Powers of Desconstructionism, Section 1, The nature of deconstructionism. To the socialist, the coming of Socialism means a transition from an irrational to a rational economy. Under Socialism, planned management of economic life takes the place of anarchy of production; society, which is conceived as the incarnation of reason, takes the place of the conflicting aims of unreasonable and self-interested individuals. A just distribution replaces an unjust distribution of goods. Want and misery vanish and there is wealth for all-- so...
  • Gay Christmas: Tim Cook's gift from God

    11/03/2014 8:15:11 AM PST · by theBuckwheat · 48 replies
    Provocative Vanity | Today | theBuckWheat
    I see that Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced that he is gay and thanks God for this gift. In a separate story, I see that he is widely quoted in the business press as anticipating an "iPad Christmas". I also notice a picture of a Christmas tree at Apple Headquarters in an insider newsletter. Recall earlier this year that Brenden Eich was forced to resign as CEO of Mozilla because it was revealed that he had donated to a ballot initiative that opposed same-sex marriage. It was claimed that his donation showed that he deserved to lose his job...
  • Rossi LENR device (E-Cat) validated by 3rd Party Panel

    10/08/2014 7:05:26 PM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 23 replies
    E-Cat World ^ | October 8, 2014 | N/A
    ABSTRACT New results are presented from an extended experimental investigation of anomalous heat production in a special type of reactor tube operating at high temperatures. The reactor, named E-Cat, is charged with a small amount of hydrogen-loaded nickel powder plus some additives, mainly Lithium. The reaction is primarily initiated by heat from resistor coils around the reactor tube. Measurements of the radiated power from the reactor were performed with high- resolution thermal imaging cameras. The measurements of electrical power input were performed with a large bandwidth three-phase power analyzer. Data were collected during 32 days of running in March 2014....
  • Destroying Privacy News: DOT Proposes Mandating Cars Broadcast Location, Direction and Speed

    08/27/2014 8:34:49 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 33 replies ^ | August 27, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, part of the Department of Transportation, published last week an "advanced notice of proposed rulemaking" on "vehicle-to-vehicle communications." What NHTSA is proposing could begin a transformation in the American transportation system that makes our lives better and freer — or gives government more power over where we go and when.
  • Peter Klein in IBDinvestors: It's Not Yellen That's The Problem, But The Fed Itself

    11/06/2013 7:32:25 PM PST · by theBuckwheat · 4 replies
    IBDinvestors ^ | 11/05/2013 | Peter Klein
    ... The Federal Reserve is the most important economic planning agency in the world. It's charged with promoting full employment, stabilizing prices, and overseeing the financial sector. So the new chair's theoretical views, management style, and personality quirks could affect trillions of dollars of economic activity. Is it wise to hand such extraordinary power to an elite cadre of economists and bureaucrats? The pretenses of top-down planning have been debunked by history. Throughout the last century, every nation that adopted central planning had its economy flounder. Even at the microeconomic level, the limits of top-down planning are increasingly obvious.
  • Feds forced churches to get baptism permits

    08/30/2013 5:01:59 PM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 20 replies
    Todd's Daily Dispatch/Fox News ^ | By Todd Starnes | Todd Starnes
    The National Park Service began enforcing a policy recently that required churches to obtain special use permits in order to baptize in public waters. As part of the same permit process, the NPS also mandated that churches give the Park Service 48 hours advance notice of pending baptisms. But as any Baptist or Pentecostal in good standing knows – that’s a problem. “If the Holy Spirit is working on Sunday morning, you’re going to baptize Sunday afternoon,” Dennis Purcell told The Salem News. “You may not know ahead of time.” Many Christians believe that the Bible commands new followers of...
  • ACT test results: Only 5% of black students 'fully ready' for college

    08/22/2013 5:35:19 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 44 replies
    AP via New York Post ^ | August 21, 2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Just a quarter of this year's high school graduates who took the ACT tests have the reading, math, English and science skills they need to succeed in college or a career, according to data the testing company released Wednesday. The numbers are even worse for black high school graduates: Only 5 percent are fully ready for life after high school. The results, part of ACT's annual report, indicate thousands of students graduate from high schools without the knowledge necessary for the next steps in life. The data also show a downturn in overall student scores, although company officials...
  • ObamaCare Impact, part 37: Fayetteville (AR) to outsource substitute teacher jobs.

    07/03/2013 4:41:34 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 3 replies
    Private Correspondence | July 2, 2013 | Private Correspondence
    Today (Tuesday, July 2nd) the Fayetteville Public School District (Arkansas) publicly announced that it was outsourcing all Substitute Teacher jobs because of Obamacare. Substitute teachers will have their work hours cut to keep them under the threshold that triggers mandatory insurance benefits. The outsourcing of Substitutes will go to a private contractor who will bear the burden of keeping all Substitute Teachers on a half-time basis.
  • Central Bank of Russia issues gold and silver bullion pieces that ‘must be accepted’ as legal tender

    12/27/2012 7:18:58 PM PST · by theBuckwheat · 30 replies
    DGC Magazine ^ | December 20, 2012 | Blog Post
    On the 17th the bank issued three values of bullion: 31.1g silver pieces with a 3RUB face value 7.78g gold pieces with 50RUB face 15.55g gold pieces with a 100RUB face value These bullion pieces are legal tender in the Russian Federation. The announcement on the Central Bank of Russia’s website is, of course, in Russian. However, if you trust Google Translator, below is an English summary of the announcement.... In English... The coins are legal tender cash payment in the Russian Federation and must be accepted at face value in all kinds of payments without any restrictions.
  • Muslim Cleric Tears Bible At Protest Outside the US Embassy in Cairo

    09/15/2012 6:21:11 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 43 replies
    Assyrian International News Agency ^ | 9-14-2012 | AINA news release
    (AINA) -- During the demonstration which was held in front of the American Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday, 9/11, a Muslim cleric named Abu Islam tore and burned the Holy Bible in front of thousands of Muslims. His action was met with applause and anti-Christian cheers from the demonstrators. Before leaving the demonstration and getting into his car, he told the crowds "next time I will urinate on it."
  • Wild West cattle town murder rate: lower than US today

    08/11/2012 4:17:45 PM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 21 replies
    Journal of Libertarian Studies ^ | Unknown | Terry L. Anderson and P.J. Hill
    In following up on some research into anarcho-capitalism (how a society with a free-market economy can function with little or no government), I ran across this paper that contains some interesting facts that might provide useful references and quotes. As usual, the facts are quite at odds with what is commonly held to be true. From: An American Experiment in Anarcho-Capitalism: the Not So Wild, Wild, West by Terry L. Anderson and P.J. Hill, Department of Economics, Montana State University PDF of article: from page 6: In his book, Frontier Violence: Another Look, W. Eugene Hollon stated that the...

    05/22/2012 7:48:41 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 57 replies
    AxVault blog ^ | May 18, 2012 | Unknown
    Lawmakers are scrambling to save the summer concert season from federal agents poised to seize the instruments of rock and country stars because the wood used to make them may have been illegally harvested–and without their knowledge. “I don’t want the musicians from Nashville who are flying to Canada to perform this summer to worry about the government seizing their guitars,” said Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander.
  • New research: warmth produces these carbon dioxide concentrations (and not the other way around!)

    10/26/2011 6:45:03 PM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Herald Sun (Australia) ^ | August 03, 2011 | Andrew Bolt
    Professor Murry Salby, chair of climate at Macquarie University, has unleashed on global warming alarmism in a lecture this week to the Sydney Institute. Salby has worked at leading research institutions, including the US National Center for Atmospheric Research, Princeton University, and the University of Colorado, and is the author of Fundamentals of Atmospheric Physics, and Physics of the Atmosphere and Climate, due out in 2011. Salby’s argument is that the usual evidence given for the rise in CO2 being man-made is mistaken. (podcast of lecture available)
  • First cargo of Pearl Gas-To-Liquids products ship from Qatar ("Peak Oil" is economic nonsense news)

    06/15/2011 7:01:26 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 15 replies
    Oil & Gas Journal ^ | Jun 14, 2011 | OGJ editors
    HOUSTON, June 14 -- Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Qatar Petroleum reported the Pearl gas-to-liquids plant in Qatar’s Ras Laffan Industrial City sold its first commercial shipment of GTL gas oil. The sale marked the start of production of GTL products from the plant. In coming months, production is to ramp up from the Pearl GTL project’s first train, and the second train is expected to start up before yearend. The plant is expected to reach full production capacity by mid-2012. It is the largest energy project ever launched in the Qatar, officials said. Qatar's Minister of Energy and Industry...
  • Niall Ferguson Lecture Video: Empires on the Edge of Chaos

    01/02/2011 12:38:17 PM PST · by theBuckwheat · 14 replies
    Australian Broadcasting Company ^ | 9/18/2010 | Niall Ferguson
    Throughout history the rise and fall of empires isn't slow or cyclical, as we like to think, but mostly happens very, very suddenly. America is a superpower on the edge of chaos, according to economic historian and author Niall Ferguson. U.S. debt levels, he says, and its unwillingness to address the problem, has put it in the same category as other great empires which have collapsed throughout the ages. Ferguson argues the world is changing. There's the rise of authoritarian China as a super-power; a Keynesian president leading a weakened United States; the re-emergence of democratic India as a...
  • New 1099 Limit for eBay: 200 items or $20,000 (Clueless Dems Alert)

    09/20/2010 2:08:47 PM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 16 replies · 2+ views
    Mish's Glogal Economic Trend Analysis ^ | Sept. 19, 2010 | Mish's Global Economic Trend
    Starting next year Paypal will have to start reporting to the IRS. The selling limits will be 200 items or $20K before they report. This tax change was part of the ’08 stimulus. Reporting on 200 items annually is a real killer. That’s a mere 17 items a month. We’ve already shut our eBay business down. It's simply not worth the effort. ... . The draft Form 1099-K for 2011 implements payments reporting to the IRS for PayPal and credit card merchants, much as already happens with forms W-2 or 1099-MISC for employees and independent contractors. ... Starting in 2011,...
  • The beginning of the great deconstruction of government (Leviathan news)

    09/06/2010 5:51:50 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 9 replies · 1+ views ^ | 09/05/2010 | Robert J. Cristiano
    ...The wave is building and when it reaches our shores, it will hit with the force of a tsunami. The wave is propelled by government spending and crested with unfunded pension obligations. The Pew Center on the States wrote in The Trillion Dollar Gap (February 2010), “A $1 trillion gap exists between the $3.35 trillion in pension, health care and other retirement benefits states have promised their current and retired workers as of fiscal year 2008 and the $2.35 trillion they have on hand to pay for them.” Like any tsunami, the wave began long ago and very far out...
  • Legislators Appeal To Constitutional Court To Stop U.S Warships From Entering Costa Rican Waters

    07/19/2010 7:08:57 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 7 replies ^ | July 9, 2010 | staff
    Legislators Appeal To Constitutional Court To Stop U.S Warships From Entering Costa Rican Waters The decision authorizing the patrol of Costa Rican waters by U.S. warships is being contested by a group of legislators, headed by Gloria Bejarano, who filed an action of unconstitutionality with the Sala Constitucional (Costa Rica's constitutional court). The legislators believe the authorization that was voted on and granted last week for the entry of 46 naval warships, 200 helicopters, war planes and 7.000 Marines as confirmed by the president of the Legislative Assembly, Gerardo Villanueva, violates Costa Rica's Political Constitution.
  • AGW Madness Alert: Prices rise as New Zealand passes emissions trading scheme

    07/01/2010 8:50:20 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 10 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | 01 Jul 2010 | Paul Chapman
    Petrol and power prices have risen sharply in New Zealand after the government introduced a controversial emissions trading scheme.
  • Constitutional Convention? Does present danger outweigh potential risks?

    03/22/2010 4:05:55 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 63 replies · 1,150+ views
    vanity | today | theBuckWheat
    The number of states in various stages of passing laws to shield their citizens against ObmamanationCare (tm) now appears to exceed the number necessary to call a Constitutional Convention. Question for FR: are the present dangers to liberty sufficiently grave enough to risk the potential dangers of a Convention called to bring Leviathan to heel?
  • Lawrence Solomon: Wikipedia’s climate doctor-Wikipedia’s green doctor rewrote 5,428 climate articles

    12/19/2009 5:17:11 PM PST · by theBuckwheat · 85 replies · 4,759+ views
    Financial Post (Canada) ^ | December 19, 2009 | Lawrence Solomon
    ... All told, Connolley created or rewrote 5,428 unique Wikipedia articles. His control over Wikipedia was greater still, however, through the role he obtained at Wikipedia as a website administrator, which allowed him to act with virtual impunity. When Connolley didn’t like the subject of a certain article, he removed it — more than 500 articles of various descriptions disappeared at his hand. When he disapproved of the arguments that others were making, he often had them barred — over 2,000 Wikipedia contributors who ran afoul of him found themselves blocked from making further contributions. Acolytes whose writing conformed to...
  • Secession Is in Our Future (Mises Daily Article)

    04/28/2009 10:58:24 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 83 replies · 1,665+ views ^ | April 28, 2009 | Clifford F. Thies
    Can states secede? There are three levels on which this question can be answered: the inalienable right of secession, the international law of secession, and the US law of secession. All three say yes.
  • Questioning the wisdom of a 'smart grid' (and the privacy implications)

    04/10/2009 4:54:11 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 20 replies · 531+ views ^ | Today | Thomas Kostigen
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (MarketWatch) -- Rampant reports of hackers tapping into electricity grids and planning for further subterfuge are causing some people to question the government's new push for a nationwide "smart grid." ... Joshua Pennell is chief executive of IOActive, a security services and software assurance firm in Seattle. In a presentation to the Department of Homeland Security, Pennell says the Smart Grid has "inherent security flaws" and could further expose the country to attacks on our critical power infrastructure. His firm conducted industry research and claims that a smart grid could "expose utility companies to possible fraud, extortion...
  • Liberals Getting a Pass: Big Charity and Big Ed Exec Pay

    03/01/2009 4:02:16 PM PST · by theBuckwheat · 7 replies · 308+ views
    Charity Navigator 2008 CEO Compensation Study ^ | Aug 1, 2008 | Charity Navigator Study
    The top leaders of the 5,3241 charities in America evaluated by Charity Navigator2 earn an average salary of $148,9723. This represents a modest pay raise of 2.55% over the previous year studied, and is similar to last year’s pay raise of 2.34%. All together, the salaries total nearly $770 million. Although this is a considerable amount of money, CEO compensation accounts for just 3.32% of an average organization's total spending....
  • The “Global Warming” Insurance Claim (Let the lawsuits begin!)

    08/04/2008 2:42:26 PM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 6 replies · 90+ views
    Claims Magazine ^ | August 2008 issue | Suzanne Badawi
    Scientists have been warning us about the devastating impact global warming could have if human-made greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced, and many believe that these impacts are being felt now. Because of this sense of urgency to reverse global warming, pressure has been mounting on the three branches of government at state and national levels to take action to minimize greenhouse gas emissions. As a result, corporations that emit greenhouse gases, ranging from energy companies to toymakers, are becoming increasingly exposed to regulatory orders and lawsuits for which they will tender claims to their insurers. Enter an era of...
  • Study finds Arctic seabed afire with lava-spewing (and "huge volumes of CO2")

    06/26/2008 1:51:17 PM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 52 replies · 227+ views ^ | June 25, 2008 | Margaret Munro
    Study finds Arctic seabed afire with lava-spewing volcanoes The Arctic seabed is as explosive geologically as it is politically judging by the "fountains" of gas and molten lava that have been blasting out of underwater volcanoes near the North Pole. "Explosive volatile discharge has clearly been a widespread, and ongoing, process," according to an international team that sent unmanned probes to the strange fiery world beneath the Arctic ice. They returned with images and data showing that red-hot magma has been rising from deep inside the earth and blown the tops off dozens of submarine volcanoes, four kilometres below the...
  • Billions wasted on UN climate programme (Carbon Credit Offset Fraud)

    05/26/2008 3:35:12 PM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 17 replies · 280+ views
    UK Guardian ^ | Today, Monday May 26 2008 | John Vidal
    Billions of pounds are being wasted in paying industries in developing countries to reduce climate change emissions, according to two analyses of the UN's carbon offsetting programme. Leading academics and watchdog groups allege that the UN's main offset fund is being routinely abused by chemical, wind, gas and hydro companies who are claiming emission reduction credits for projects that should not qualify. The result is that no genuine pollution cuts are being made, undermining assurances by the UK government and others that carbon markets are dramatically reducing greenhouse gases, the researchers say.
  • Where is the outrage? US victim-mongers silent on AQI exploitation of Down's Syndrome women.

    02/03/2008 6:20:24 AM PST · by theBuckwheat · 23 replies · 65+ views
    Google News Headline topic ^ | Today, 2/3/2007 | Google Headline Gaggle
    Where is the outrage from US victim-mongering groups who work vigorously and loudly to protest any violation of the rights of their supporters? Feminists? (silence) Disabled Advocates? (silence). Headline writers? (happy because this carnage advances the narrative of chaos and defest). Scan Google's own selection of top stories on this topic. A precious few headlines, in my opinion, faithfully convey the depravity of the jihadists in exploiting mentally disabled women was bomb carriers.

    09/08/2007 4:16:30 PM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 53 replies · 3,512+ views
    Steven M. Collins Prophecy Log ^ | Sept 8, 2007 | Steven Collins
    A reader sent me this item with a very disturbing, but hardly surprising, item about Chinese war preparations. The newsmax story states that China has a youth program “cloaked in secrecy” which is training 50,000,000 Chinese youth to prepare for warfare against the USA. The youth militarization program is “compulsory” and is run by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. The article states that “Young people in the camps are taught self-defense and study advanced weaponry, including American Black Hawk helicopters and aircraft carriers.” The fact that Chinese youth are being trained to recognize (and fight against) US weapon systems make...

    08/29/2007 7:18:56 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 4 replies · 508+ views
    Steven M. Collins Prophecy Log ^ | August 29, 2007 | Steven Collins
    In a story dated August 27, 2007, The Times of London reported that “China has hacked into the computers of Angela Merkel’s Chancellery and three other German ministries in an extraordinary economic espionage operation.” German authorities mounted “the biggest digital defence ever mounted by the German state” in response to the Chinese hackers who were “siphoning [information] off almost daily…to Lanzhou…and Beijing.” The Times article added “that the operation must have been steered by the [Chinese] state and, in particular, the People’s Liberation Army.” The article noted that “there is no mistaking German anger.” A cover story about this subject...
  • China Offers to "Splilt the Pacific Ocean" with the USA

    08/27/2007 6:41:39 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 36 replies · 1,417+ views
    Steven M. Collins Prophecy Log ^ | August 23, 2007 | Steven Collins
    The August 20, 2007 Washington Times National Weekly Edition had a short article in Bill Gertz’s “Inside the Ring” section on page 16 which is vitally important. However, it was ignored by the national media. The article states that “the senior Air Force commander [General Paul Hester] in the Pacific last week threw cold water on a Chinese proposal to divide up the Pacific Ocean into US and Chinese spheres of influence.” The Chinese proposal would have yielded the eastern Pacific Region to the USA while allowing China dominance in the western Pacific. General Hester stated that “our policy is...
  • Peer Review, Publication in Top Journals, Scientific Consensus, and So Forth

    05/16/2007 6:55:34 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 4 replies · 525+ views
    The Independent Institute ^ | May 7, 2007 | Robert Higgs
    In following the discussion of global warming and related issues in the press and the blogosphere, I have been struck repeatedly by the assumption or expression of certain beliefs that strike me as highly problematical. Many writers who are not scientists themselves are trading on the prestige of science and the authority of scientists. Reference to “peer-reviewed research” and to an alleged “scientific consensus” are regarded as veritable knock-out blows by many commentators. Yet many of those who make such references appear to me to be more or less ignorant of how science as a form of knowledge-seeking and scientists...
  • EU bottled water boom poses environmental questions (trash, pollution?)

    03/14/2007 7:13:54 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 6 replies · 327+ views
    EUobserver ^ | 14.03.2007 | Andrew Rettman
    EUOBSERVER / FOCUS - Europeans are drinking more and more bottled water amid preoccupation with weight loss and cravings for emotional experiences like "naturalness," industry surveys show, but the water boom has an environmental cost and water marketing is not always what it seems. European consumers drank 50.3 billion litres of bottled water in 2006 according to figures from industry analysts Canadean and Zenith International, with average market growth of 3.3 percent a year since 2000. To put things into perspective, the volume is more than two times the water in Lake Buttermere in the UK's Lake District. ... Europe's...
  • In the Fight Against Terrorism, Some Rights Must Be Repealed (guess where we start?)

    01/08/2007 2:07:53 PM PST · by theBuckwheat · 180 replies · 2,920+ views
    Institute for Social Policy & Understanding ^ | Recent, but unknown | Junaid Afeef
    The newly appointed CIA Director Porter Goss, believes that terrorists may bring urban warfare techniques learned in Iraq to our homeland. If he is right, we could have a whole new war on our hands. The prospect is indeed scary. The idea of terrorist cells operating clandestinely in the United States, quietly amassing handguns and assault rifles, and planning suicide shooting rampages in our malls, is right out of Tom Clancy’s most recent novel. If not for the fact that the 9/11 attacks were also foreshadowed in a Clancy novel, I would have given the idea no further thought. However,...
  • Climate change clues in sky (super-cooled water found at -30 C scraps last week's model!)

    11/28/2006 7:21:31 AM PST · by theBuckwheat · 27 replies · 1,153+ views
    Seattle P/I ^ | 26 November, 2006 | Beth Duff-Brown
    EUREKA, Nunavut Territory -- Scientists are peering into the clouds near the top of the world, trying to solve a mystery and learn something new about global warming. The mystery is the droplets of water in the clouds. With the North Pole just 685 miles away, they should be frozen, yet more of them are liquid than anyone expected. So the scientists working out of a converted blue cargo container are trying to determine whether the clouds are one of the causes - or effects - of Earth's warming atmosphere. "Much to our surprise, we found that Arctic clouds have...
  • DNI Disclosed Saddam's Nuclear Secrets - Is the Saddam-Terrorism Debate Reopened?

    11/05/2006 6:57:38 AM PST · by theBuckwheat · 5 replies · 556+ views
    Counterterrorism blog ^ | November 4, 2006 | Andrew Cochran
    Today's "New York Times" includes a story about the disclosure of a nuclear weapons "cookbook" in the huge stash of documents found in Saddam Hussein's intelligence archives and then posted on the internet archive run by the Director of National Intelligence.... Ed Morrissey of the "Captain's Quarters" blog today summarizes fascinating translations of numerous documents that point to, among other revelations, the Hussein regime's contacts with Al Qaeda. Compare the document referred to in that post to a statement this September by Sen. Rockefeller, ranking Member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, that "No evidence was found of any meeting between...
  • How Britain Learned to Hate Itself (will the disease of the left infecct the US)

    11/03/2006 7:11:30 AM PST · by theBuckwheat · 17 replies · 1,000+ views
    The Trumpet ^ | November/December 2006 issue | Joel Hilliker
    If somehow a group of Britons from 100 years ago were brought to life and turned loose on the streets of modern London, they would barely recognize the place. The Britain of their day bursted with imperial pride—a sense that the empire was a gift to the world. Over the three centuries Britain built and sustained its globe-straddling kingdom, its extensive contact with all manner of foreign cultures was governed by a sense of duty, of mission. The British sought to strengthen the peoples of other races, religions and creeds with a specific, potent instrument: the civilizing influence of Britishness....
  • A chilling message for the infidels (Interview with Bali bomber, just released)

    10/23/2006 7:58:27 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 23 replies · 1,524+ views
    The First Post (UK) ^ | 23 October, 2006 | Scott Atran
    .., I interviewed Abu Bakar Bashir, the alleged spiritual leader of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), al-Qa'eda's main ally in the region, and the group on which western attention is focused in the hunt for culprits. ... Scott Atran: "What are the conditions for Islam to be strong?" Abu Bakar Bashir: "The infidel country must be visited and spied upon. If we don't come to them, they will persecute Islam. They will prevent non-Muslims converting." Atran: "What can the West, especially the US, do to make the world more peaceful?" Bashir: "They have to stop fighting Islam. That's impossible because it is...
  • Symposium: Convert or Die (Religion of Peace News)

    10/20/2006 7:30:47 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 6 replies · 479+ views
    FrontPageMag ^ | October 20, 2006 | Jamie Glazov
    Last month, American al-Qaeda operative Adam Gadahn issued a “convert-to-Islam-or-die message to U.S. President George W. Bush, Daniel Pipes, Michael Scheuer, Steve Emerson and Robert Spencer. This attempt at forced conversion to Islam followed the “conversion” at gunpoint of the two kidnapped Fox News reporters Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig. What exactly was the significance of these events? On the one hand, these attempts at forced conversion were in clear continuity with Islam’s long history of calling people to convert before waging war on them. But how exactly does this tradition and practise in Islam square with the Qur’an’s verse...
  • Calling Freeper GA Pilots: Freep CNN poll

    10/12/2006 4:15:41 PM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 12 replies · 370+ views
    CNN main web site poll ^ | October 12, 2006 | CNN
    CNN is now polling with the question: "Should small planes routinely be allowed to fly directly over big cities?" Poll located on the right, almost at the bottom under QUICKVOTE. Presently, the results are running well in the NO column. Speak up or face more restrictions in aircraft operation.
  • The unprintable Arab-Arab Genocide (Ramadan News)

    09/29/2006 6:26:06 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 13 replies · 711+ views
    Israel Newspaper NRG ^ | Sept 26, 2006 | Ben Dror Yemini
    The tragedy is that in Arab and Muslim countries a massacre is happening.... A genocide protected by a deception that is perhaps unparalleled in the history of mankind. A genocide that has no connection to Israel, to Zionism or to Jews. A genocide of mainly Arabs and Muslims, by Arabs and Muslims. Algeria: A few years after the establishment of the State of Israel, there began another war of independence. This time it was Algeria against France, between the years 1954-1962. The number of victims on the Muslim side is a subject for controversy. According to official sources in Algeria...
  • NYPD Detective Breaks His Silence on Kahane and the WTC (More pre-9/11 dots to connect to Islamists)

    09/11/2006 2:06:24 PM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 14 replies · 1,261+ views
    Arutz Sheva- Israel National News ^ | September 11, 2006 | Hana Levi Julian
    Political activist Rabbi Meir Kahane was murdered by an Egyptian-born al-Qaeda terrorist after he delivered a speech at a Manhattan event in 1990 ... Three years later, Kahane’s murderer helped lead the terror cell which attacked the World Trade Center in 1993. At the time, the theory that Kahane’s murder had been part of a terror conspiracy was discounted by federal investigators. But Detective John Molelli knew better, having been the first to find and examine the papers in Nuseir's rented house in Cliffside New Jersey . Molleli found and closely examined boxes of notebooks and other papers written in...
  • Human of Britain Frozen Out at Least Seven Times in 700,000 years (Global LukeWarming News)

    09/07/2006 7:35:21 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 28 replies · 634+ views
    BBC Web Site ^ | 5 September 2006 | Jonathan Amos
    Eight times humans came to try to live in Britain and on at least seven occasions they failed - beaten back by freezing conditions. Scientists think they can now write a reasonably comprehensive history of the occupation of these isles. It stretches from 700,000 years ago and the first known settlers at Pakefield in Suffolk, through to the most recent incomers just 12,000 years or so ago. The evidence comes from the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain Project.... Scientists now think there were seven gaps in the occupation story - times when there was probably no human settlement of any...
  • US missile defence radar hits stormy seas ($815 platform flounders)

    09/05/2006 1:53:01 PM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 71 replies · 1,169+ views
    The Register ^ | Sept 4, 2006 | Lester Haines
    The future of the US's much-hyped, $815m Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX) platform is in serious doubt after a raft of sceptics expressed doubts that the sea monster could ever effectively operate in its intended final mooring off Alaska's Aleutian Islands. The SBX - designed to detect incoming ICBMs - is currently wallowing in Hawaii after repairs necessitated by a light battering it received during its first ocean voyage from the Gulf of Mexico, Defencetech reports. Its eventual home is described by the Chicago Tribune as "unforgiving [stretch] of the Bering Sea where winter weather can be so violent that the...
  • If we can track sex offenders, we must track everyone.

    08/30/2006 5:33:06 PM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 15 replies · 620+ views
    Government Accounting Office ^ | July 31, 2006 | Government Accounting Office
    NATIONAL SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY New Hires Data Has Potential for Updating Addresses of Convicted Sex Offenders ... To help track the location of sex offenders, law enforcement officials have turned to other sources of information, such as state departments of motor vehicles and commercial databases. Previous GAO work suggests that the National Directory of New Hires (NDNH) has been useful for the purposes of verifying eligibility for federal benefit programs and collecting debt owed to the federal government, and is a timely source of information.4 The NDNH is a database maintained by the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) within...
  • Government, not big oil, is the big beneficiary of high oil prices

    08/28/2006 8:59:03 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 19 replies · 651+ views
    Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs ^ | August 22, 2006 | Jonathan Williams
    Oklahoma’s Golden Opportunity With gasoline prices exceeding $3 per gallon throughout much of the United States, motorists are feeling a considerable amount of pain at the pump. Many elected officials are feeling pressure from their constituents to “do something”... “Doing something” in this case usually means railing against the evils of “Big Oil.” Of course, worldwide supply and demand are the primary determinants of gasoline prices, but that does not stop the wild allegations — often centered on accusations of “price gouging” — against oil companies every time they raise prices or announce a quarterly profit. Accusations of gouging then...