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  • Whatever Happened to Iraqgate?

    08/12/2016 3:39:46 PM PDT · 23 of 30
    Wallaby to thinden

    The graphic novel version of Clinton Cash came out just this week. Probably takes less time to read than watching the movie, but that is only a little over an hour. Definitely check it out! The Haiti fiasco is one that DJT should start hammering.

  • Whatever Happened to Iraqgate?

    08/12/2016 3:36:03 PM PDT · 22 of 30
    Wallaby to thinden

    Yeah, I was startled when I saw Assange raise La Farge, as I had a dim memory of that corporation being linked to Hillary’s corruption in the 1990s. Nice to see this article was reposted a decade ago so that it is still available to refresh our collective memories.

  • Whatever Happened to Iraqgate?

    08/12/2016 12:40:04 PM PDT · 16 of 30
    Wallaby to Cboldt

    Cicadas wait 17 years...

  • Whatever Happened to Iraqgate?

    08/12/2016 12:36:28 PM PDT · 14 of 30
    Wallaby to lesser_satan; thinden; Nita Nupress; doug from upland; Byron_the_Aussie; BRK; Sal; ...

    Assange/Wikileaks link La Farge/Hillary/ISIS/Clinton Foundation

    http://investmentwatchblog.com/assange-its-over-hillary-october-surprise-biggest-leak-to-date/

  • Operation Bojinka's bombshell

    03/16/2016 9:44:59 PM PDT · 130 of 132
    Wallaby to Tijeras_Slim

    A long time ago!

  • Operation Bojinka's bombshell

    03/16/2016 9:43:34 PM PDT · 129 of 132
    Wallaby to RaceBannon

    No idea, RB.

  • ‘Obama Clock’ climbs iPhone reference app chart

    10/06/2011 6:39:16 PM PDT · 31 of 31
    Wallaby to mewzilla
    Is it available for Android?

    The Android version of Obama Clock was released today!

  • ‘Obama Clock’ climbs iPhone reference app chart

    09/05/2011 7:55:03 AM PDT · 23 of 31
    Wallaby to the invisib1e hand
    I didn't know that, but there is a substantial distance between an idea and its execution. Reminds me of a recent episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm in which Larry David brags that he's an inventor because he's always coming up with great ideas for new inventions. (His favorite one: skis that screw together like a cue stick).
  • ‘Obama Clock’ climbs iPhone reference app chart

    09/04/2011 9:16:23 PM PDT · 21 of 31
    Wallaby to Hildy; VastRWCon; SunkenCiv; Hoffer Rand; opentalk; mewzilla; alice_in_bubbaland; markomalley; ...
  • ‘Obama Clock’ climbs iPhone reference app chart

    08/31/2011 3:35:09 PM PDT · 9 of 31
    Wallaby to Hoffer Rand

    LOL!

  • ‘Obama Clock’ climbs iPhone reference app chart

    08/31/2011 3:26:13 PM PDT · 7 of 31
    Wallaby to opentalk
    The article in the Daily Caller generated another about the Obama Clock by Scott Johnson on Powerline: Does anybody really know what time it is.
  • ‘Obama Clock’ climbs iPhone reference app chart

    08/31/2011 3:22:58 PM PDT · 6 of 31
    Wallaby to mewzilla

    I hear an Android version is in the works!

  • ‘Obama Clock’ climbs iPhone reference app chart

    08/31/2011 3:12:18 PM PDT · 1 of 31
    Wallaby
    'Obama Clock' also featured at Hugh Hewitt: "The Obama Clock App Soars
  • Obama Clock App

    08/28/2011 12:49:26 PM PDT · 14 of 17
    Wallaby to Tazzo

    bump to the top!

  • Obama iPhone (countdown) clock application

    08/28/2011 12:42:40 PM PDT · 4 of 5
    Wallaby to mathprof

    bump to the top.

  • Hatch Says ‘Nuts’ to Think Sunday Vote Will Resolve Health Care

    03/20/2010 9:01:13 AM PDT · 21 of 24
    Wallaby to Red Steel
    "If the House votes into law the Senate bill straight up"
    The House already voted on the Slaughter "deem and pass" rule and it passed 222-203 on Thursday. They will vote on the reconciliation bill on Sunday. If it passes, by the Slaughter rule, the Senate bill will be "deemed" to have passed. Pelosi will split the Senate bill off of the reconciliation "fix" bill and send it to Obama. He will sign it immediately and the Senate bill will be law. The only recourse will be to try to get a court to throw out the law as unconstitutional, but that will have to work its way through a slow judicial process. So, Hatch is 'Nuts' to think that nothing is resolved until the Senate gets another say.
  • Stupak Abortion Language to Be Substituted for Senate Language in Deal to Secure Health Care Votes

    03/19/2010 10:05:44 PM PDT · 133 of 161
    Wallaby to BARLF

    How could Stupak think that any separate bill or even any changes to the reconciliation bill have anything to do with what will be signed into law. As soon as the reconciliation bill is passed, and the senate bill is “deemed” to have passed, Obama will sign the senate bill into law and have a huge party for the “historic” victory for universal health care.

  • Fess Parker of Davy Crockett and Old Yeller Fame Dead at 85

    03/18/2010 7:48:25 PM PDT · 35 of 43
    Wallaby to stillafreemind

    Had a coonskin hat when I was a kid. Loved his resort in Santa Barbara as an adult. RIP, Fess. You lived a good life.

  • Did Obama Miss a Great Opportunity by NOT Visiting Rush Limbaugh in Hawaiian Hospital?

    01/02/2010 4:27:45 PM PST · 94 of 98
    Wallaby to Non-Sequitur
    Rush's supporters do not like Obama and his policies period. Why should Obama attempt to pander to a group that he's never going to win over anyway?

    ---
    The critical votes are owned by the independents. Magnanimity is admired by nonpartisans.

  • Who is your favorite Freeper?

    12/25/2009 2:19:38 PM PST · 966 of 975
    Wallaby to Senator Pardek

    Dittoes to your list, SP, particularly Askel5, Nita Nuprez (Nupress), and Dog Gone. Also: thinden, Budge, HAL9000, and Nick Danger.

  • PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE (How will Obama preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution?)

    11/13/2008 11:53:06 PM PST · 18 of 18
    Wallaby to doug from upland

    Check out the presidential oath of office that is provided at the website of the new extra-constitutional “Office of the President-Elect”:

    http://change.gov/learn/inauguration/

    The bare oath, mandated by the Constitution, is quoted. Perhaps tellingly, the traditional coda:

    …so help me God.

    is omitted.

  • ACORNS Real Impact (Poll Weighting)

    10/21/2008 9:00:34 PM PDT · 9 of 13
    Wallaby to Rokke

    If this is right, and Ray Malone is a very astute election observer, then it might account for the apparent disparity between published polls for Pennsylvaia and the supposed internal polls of the Obama campaign showing only a 2 point race in the Keystone state.

  • whatever happened to "uncle frank" ??

    10/21/2008 7:42:46 PM PDT · 13 of 14
    Wallaby to thinden

    What’s the scoop on Bubba and the start of ACORN in Arkansas?

  • whatever happened to "uncle frank" ??

    10/21/2008 12:42:56 PM PDT · 12 of 14
    Wallaby to thinden

    thanks for the ping. Just checking out the threads.

  • Morning Joe Panel just mentioned that Obama camp "furious" with Joe Biden and yanked him from trail

    10/21/2008 12:36:51 PM PDT · 327 of 360
    Wallaby to stockstrader
    Biden's VERY OWN WORDS...
    Watch, we're going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis to test the mettle of this guy. I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate, and he's going to need help, and the kind of help he's going to need, he's going to need you, not financially to help him, we're going to need you to use your influence, your influence within the community to stand with him. Because it's not going to be apparent initially, it's not going to be apparent that we're right. Gird your loins.
    Translation: Barack projects weakness. His weakness will invite attack. Our response will be weak. That will make poll numbers tank. Gird your loins (or what is left of them).
  • Morning Joe Panel just mentioned that Obama camp "furious" with Joe Biden and yanked him from trail

    10/21/2008 12:36:39 PM PDT · 326 of 360
    Wallaby to stockstrader
    Biden's VERY OWN WORDS...
    Watch, we're going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis to test the mettle of this guy. I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate, and he's going to need help, and the kind of help he's going to need, he's going to need you, not financially to help him, we're going to need you to use your influence, your influence within the community to stand with him. Because it's not going to be apparent initially, it's not going to be apparent that we're right. Gird your loins.
    Translation: Barack projects weakness. His weakness will invite attack. Our response will be weak. That will make poll numbers tanks. Gird your loins (or what is left of them).
  • The Joe Biden Video the MSM Does NOT Want You To See

    09/29/2008 5:16:57 PM PDT · 78 of 88
    Wallaby to PJ-Comix
    I've read the transcript. It appeared in an A.P. story at the time that is available on Lexis-Nexis. Biden began by commenting that Bishop Desmond Tutu had said that the Reagan policy toward the South African regime was "nauseating." George Schultz, then secretary of state, responded to Biden by saying that such a statement was "nuts." I'll restrict my quotation to what appears to be the climax:
    Biden: But I want to tell you something, what disturbs me more than the policy, what we call the policy, is the rationale for the policy. You set out in four principles that you adhere to. On page 14 (you say) 'We must not become part of South Africa's problem. We must remain part of the solution. We must not aim to impose ourselves, our solutions, or our favorites in South Africa.'Dammit, we (do) have favorites in South Africa. The favorites in South Africa are the people who are being repressed by the ugly white regime. We have favorites. Our loyality is not to South Africa, it's to South Africans. And the South Africans are majority black, and they are being excoriated. It's not to some stupid public government over there. It is not the Afrikaner regime. We have no loyalty to them. We have no loyality to South Africa. It's to (black) South Africans...

    (Pounding the table for emphasis) The have begged; they have borrowed; they have crawled, and now they've taken up arms.

    Biden (Referring to the South African timetable for ending apartheid called for by Reagan): What is our timetable? What are we saying to that repugnant regime? Are we saying you've got 20 days, 20 months, 20 years? We ask them to put up a timetable. What is our timetable? Where do we stand morally?

    Given that the topic over which Biden was going crazy was his opposition to apartheid, it is hard to see how his delivery would now, over twenty years later, be taken to be evidence of his being temperamentally unqualified to be president.
  • Prominent Atheist Professor Thomas Nagel Calls Intelligent Design Scientific and Constitutional

    09/16/2008 6:53:26 AM PDT · 25 of 26
    Wallaby to Wallaby; Non-Sequitur
    Typo in last sentence: the line does not have to be drawn at this point.
  • Prominent Atheist Professor Thomas Nagel Calls Intelligent Design Scientific and Constitutional

    09/16/2008 6:49:45 AM PDT · 24 of 26
    Wallaby to Non-Sequitur
    And his degrees are in philosophy and not law. Maybe he needs to read up on the Dover case?

    True. No J.D. He just won the 2008 Balzan Prize for work in moral philosophy, he is a University Professor at NYU, a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and a fellow of the British Academy. He signed on to an Amici Curaie brief to the Supreme Court with Ronald Dworkin, John Rawls, Robert Nozick, Thomas Scanlon and Judith Jarvis Thomson (Brief of Dworkin, Nagel et al.)

    The article in question, "Public Education and Intelligent Design," is about the 2005 decision by Judge John E. Jones in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District! Here are some key paragraphs on constitutional questions:

    The Dover decision relied on two interpretations of the Establishment Clause: the Lemon test and the endorsement test. The Lemon test requires that a law or practice must have a secular purpose, must not have a primary effect of either promoting or inhibiting religion, and must not foster excessive entanglement with religion. The endorsement test, enunciated by Justice O'Connor, requires that the law or practice not have the purpose or effect of endorsing a particular religion or religion in general.

    Interpretation of the Establishment Clause is unsettled and evolving, but if we take these two tests as a guide, the mention of ID seems constitutionally defensible. If properly presented, it could be defended as having the secular purpose of providing a better understanding of evolutionary theory and the evidence for and against it. Would it fail on the ground that one of its principal effects would be to advance religion?

    It has to be admitted that, by suggesting that the existence of God is a possibility, and that if there is a god he might have played a role in the development of life, it would have such an effect. That might be too much religion by current standards. By the same token, such teaching would also advance atheism, by suggesting that the nonexistence of God was a serious possibility, so it might lose from both directions. Perhaps silence on the subject of the relation between evolutionary theory and religious belief is the only course compatible with the Establishment Clause.

    It would be a shame if this were so....I would like to believe that something less inhibited would be admissible, namely, a frank discussion of the relation of evolutionary theory to religion in some part of the high school curriculum. If biology teachers would be too burdened by this task, room should be found elsewhere.

    I think the true position of those who would exclude intelligent design from the domain of science is that things have changed fundamentally since 1859. In other words, when Darwin published The Origin of Species it may have been appropriate to present it as an alternative to design, just as Copernicus had to present the heliocentric theory as an alternative to the geocentric theory. Yet now, after all that has happened over the past century and a half, the very idea of design is as dead as Ptolemaic astronomy: a reductive and above all purposeless naturalism can be taken for granted as the only possible form of explanation in biology. To exclude the possibility of divine intervention in the history of life is scientifically legitimate, and to assign it any antecedent positive probability at all is irrational. To the extent that such a prior probability affects conclusions drawn from the evidence, they too are irrational, and cannot be taken seriously as scientific proposals.

    Judge Jones is careful to say, "We express no opinion on the ultimate veracity of ID as a supernatural explanation." This is not the position of most evolutionary scientists, however. They believe that there are no supernatural explanations, and that trying to show that they are incompatible with the evidence is a waste of time. It is part of their basic epistemological and metaphysical framework, which either excludes the existence of God or, at best, places him entirely outside the boundaries of the natural universe. They do not think, Maybe there are supernatural explanations, but if there are, science cannot discover them. Rather, they think, Anybody who is willing even to consider supernatural explanations is living in the past.

    We cannot, however, make this a fundamental principle of public education. I understand the attitude that ID is just the latest manifestation of the fundamentalist threat, and that you have to stand and fight them here or you will end up having to fight for the right to teach evolution at all. However, I believe that both intellectually and constitutionally the lie does not have to be drawn at this point, and that a noncommittal discussion of some of the issues would be preferable.

  • Prominent Atheist Professor Thomas Nagel Calls Intelligent Design Scientific and Constitutional

    09/15/2008 7:17:40 PM PDT · 22 of 26
    Wallaby to Non-Sequitur
    Wake me when he gets his degree in Constitutional law.

    He's a Professor of Philosophy and Law at NYU.

  • Obama "Old Man" Ad Attacks McCain's War Disabilities

    09/13/2008 12:19:33 AM PDT · 184 of 351
    Wallaby to PhatHead
    Steve Gilbert of Sweetness & Light noticed what appears to be a more explicit case of Obama mocking McCain's war injuries. In Did Obama Mock McCain's Arm Disability, he writes:
    Notice Mr. Obama’s body language starting at about 12:15, when he talks about John McCain:

    Perhaps we are seeing things. But to our newly body language calibrated eyes it reads this way.

    Obama starts talking about the McCain ad. He sets the scene. He says McCain is looking into the distance. Then he, Obama, looks into the distance.

    And then Obama does the arm thing — and it gets a laugh from the audience. Even though the line itself isn’t particularly funny.

    Obama's Impression of McCain.

    O.K., so we have an email dig, lipstick on a pig, questions on the maternity of Trig, a disabled arm imitation thing, ... and all from an arrogant prig.


    And, "lest we forget, Obama flipped off Hillary" (hat tip: Sweetness & Light).
  • Obama Ad Mocks McCain’s War Injuries (the reason he doesn’t use a computer)

    09/13/2008 12:07:41 AM PDT · 54 of 71
    Wallaby to Jeff Head; FormerACLUmember; Behind Liberal Lines
    Steve Gilbert of Sweetness & Light noticed what appears to be a more explicit case of Obama mocking McCain's war injuries. In Did Obama Mock McCain's Arm Disability, he writes:
    Notice Mr. Obama’s body language starting at about 12:15, when he talks about John McCain:

    Perhaps we are seeing things. But to our newly body language calibrated eyes it reads this way.

    Obama starts talking about the McCain ad. He sets the scene. He says McCain is looking into the distance. Then he, Obama, looks into the distance.

    And then Obama does the arm thing — and it gets a laugh from the audience. Even though the line itself isn’t particularly funny.

    Obama's Impression of McCain.

    O.K., so we have an email dig, lipstick on a pig, questions on the maternity of Trig, a disabled arm imitation thing, ... and all from an arrogant prig.


    And, "lest we forget, Obama flipped off Hillary" (hat tip: Sweetness & Light).
  • Great new McCain ad, attacking Obama for "Pig Comment"

    09/10/2008 3:50:20 PM PDT · 209 of 211
    Wallaby to Non-Sequitur
    I guess McCain did too, when he used the same term to refer to Clinton's health care plan. It's just that Hillary didn't make such a production out of it.

    That's one difference, true. Another difference, however, is context. No one took McCain to be calling Hillary a pig since she had not just called attention to her use of lipstick the week before. Is there any doubt that Obama's audience took him to be talking about Palin when they responded to his remarks with gales of laughter?

  • How to Counter the No Experience Rants About Sarah Palin

    08/29/2008 7:49:04 PM PDT · 72 of 81
    Wallaby to Non-Sequitur
    Actually, the whole quote from the PUMA deserves repeating:
    “Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency,” said Obama spox Bill Burton.

    Palin was a Council Woman. Where was Obama a Councilman?

    Palin was a mayor of a small town. How many citizens lived in the city where Obama was mayor?

    Palin is the Governor of Alaska. Which state has Obama governed?

    Palin is responsible for her state’s budget. Which state’s budget has Obama been responsible for?

    Palin is the Commander in Chief over Alaska’s National Guard. Which state’s national guard has Obama commanded?

  • How to Counter the No Experience Rants About Sarah Palin

    08/29/2008 7:36:29 PM PDT · 71 of 81
    Wallaby to Non-Sequitur
    It's going to be interesting to see how she performs on the campaign trail. Maybe she's a good pick, maybe she'll be a disaster.

    If today's performance is a reliable indicator, I'm betting on the former.

    I've been monitoring some PUMA blogs today and am heartened by their initially favorable response to McCain's pick of Palin. Here's a sample:

    Palin was a mayor of a small town. How many citizens lived in the city where Obama was mayor?
  • Bin Laden driver knew 9/11 target: prosecutor

    07/23/2008 10:14:56 AM PDT · 16 of 17
    Wallaby to SolidWood
    The Navy Officer was quoting Osama’s driver. The Al-Qaeda twit said it was shot down, not the Navy Officer.
    "If they hadn't shot down the fourth plane it would've hit the dome," Stone, a Navy officer, said in his opening remarks.

    The tribunal's chief prosecutor, Col. Lawrence Morris, later explained that Stone was quoting Hamdan in evidence that will be presented at trial. Morris declined to say if the "dome" was a reference to the U.S. Capitol.

    Jim Loney, author of the Reuters story quoted above, implies that prosecutor Stone did not indicate he was quoting Hamdan. Otherwise, no later explanation by chief prosecutor Morris would have been required. Still, this misunderstanding may have been Loney's fault, not Stone's. Presumably, it was Loney who sought clarification from Morris. Here's how Carol Rosenberg, of McClatchy Newspapers describes the opening statement:
    "If they hadn't shot down the fourth plane, it would've hit the dome," declared Navy Lt.-Cmdr. Timothy Stone.

    And so, with his first words to a military jury, the Pentagon prosecutor described a conversation from inside the world of al-Qaeda, as revealed by the accused, driver Salim Hamdan. Bin Laden told Ayman al-Zawahari, his deputy, U.S. forces -- not heroic passengers -- brought down United Airlines Flight 93 in a Pennsylvania field on 9/11 before terrorist hijackers could slam it into "the dome" of the U.S. Capitol building.

    So, on her account, Stone alleged that Hamdan was quoting bin Laden.
  • Bin Laden driver knew 9/11 target: prosecutor

    07/22/2008 10:20:34 PM PDT · 3 of 17
    Wallaby to rockinqsranch
    "If they hadn't shot down the fourth plane it would've hit the dome," Stone, a Navy officer, said in his opening remarks.
    If they hadn't WHAT?
  • Another OK court decision?

    06/01/2008 4:40:12 PM PDT · 15 of 15
    Wallaby to Wallaby; thinden
  • Another OK court decision?

    06/01/2008 4:35:41 PM PDT · 14 of 15
    Wallaby to thinden
    check the former senator’s trip on the blood trail.

    Thanks for the bump, thinden. As you know, Sen. Stipe was on the infamous Dr. Stough's payroll. Stough started the program of harvesting blood from prisoners in Arkansas that continued throughout Clinton's term as governor and was not ended until the Clintons were occupying the White House. During Clinton's tenure as governor of Arkansas, the blood from his prison system spread hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS to hemophiliacs in Canada.

    In Arkansas prisons, a great deal of human experimentation went on. The infamous Dr. Stough ran his Menegle-style operation at Cummins Prison at the behest of pharmaceutical giants like Merck and Cutter, and many, many inmates died as a result. And yes, there was a cover-up.

    But Stough didn't stop there. He had the bright idea to begin bleeding prisoners in 1963 and the plasmapheresis business was born....

    Now, the pathogens that Stough injected into his prison subjects, to test and create new powerful drugs to fight diseases, were being spread through blood in the plasma donor program due to unsanitary conditions and faulty equipment.

    Epidemics in 1963 and 1968 at Cummins Prison were investigated by the CDC. Yet, despite these outbreaks, the dangerous practice was allowed to continue.

    As a result, not only were people behind the prison walls infected BUT the public at large from the use of this contaminated blood.

    Then in 1983, more problems were exposed -- resulting in two failed international recalls of bad blood from the Arkansas Department of Correction and the FDA shut down the prison program because of severe regulatory problems. The state's license to collect blood was revoked in 1984.

    Yet, despite these problems, the State of Arkansas, under Gov. Clinton, allowed to program to be reopened. And for another decade it ran before closing its doors for good in 1994.

    John Byus, the medical administrator for the ADC, even went so far as to say that he'd still be running the program today if he could. Will he get another chance?

    Now, drug companies want to test AIDS and Hep-C treatments on inmates for the public good. SEE the strong IRONY there?

    Two "captive" groups of people ... the incarcerated and hemophiliacs were grossly exploited because they had no voice, no power. And once those who stand to make a great deal of money off these cheap and plentiful human guinea pigs get started again -- all bets are off. ... Many more people will get hurt...

    (Panel Suggests Using Inmates in Drug Trials)

    Dr. Stough also lined up political support outside the prisons, a tactic that demonstrated its importance when members of the Oklahoma Legislature began to ask whether his penitentiary operations were sanctioned by law. One of Dr. Stough's most vehement opponents was Gene Stipe, then a State Senator. But early in 1963 Senator Stipe changed sides and successfully pushed a bill that firmly established the physician's standing in the prison.

    Later it was discovered that at about the time this change of direction occurred and the saving law was enacted, Mr. Stipe, a lawyer, began to receive a $1,000-a-month retainer from the concern headed by Dr. Stough.

    (PRISON DRUG AND PLASMA PROJECTS LEAVE FATAL TRAIL)
  • Argus Leader editor responds to RFK controversy

    05/23/2008 8:15:30 PM PDT · 20 of 30
    Wallaby to cubreporter; advance_copy
    Hillary's Bizarre RFK Comment
    Though she has now apologized for that very strange and tasteless comment to the Argus-Leader, this was not the first time she's said it. This from her interview with TIME Managing Editor Richard Stengel, published March 6:
    TIME: Can you envision a point at which--if the race stays this close--Democratic Party elders would step in and say, "This is now hurting the party and whoever will be the nominee in the fall"?

    CLINTON: No, I really can't. I think people have short memories. Primary contests used to last a lot longer. We all remember the great tragedy of Bobby Kennedy being assassinated in June in L.A. My husband didn't wrap up the nomination in 1992 until June. Having a primary contest go through June is nothing particularly unusual.

    Her excuse now is that the Kennedys have been "much on my mind these days" with the illness of Senator Edward Kennedy, but that doesn't explain what brought it to mind more than two months ago.
  • Iran is building 6,000-km. missile

    04/11/2008 12:20:28 PM PDT · 12 of 36
    Wallaby to freerepublic_or_die
    Coordinates for the missile site posted here:
  • Spy photos reveal 'secret launch site' for Iran's long-range missiles

    04/11/2008 12:16:10 PM PDT · 84 of 106
    Wallaby to Merta
    They’ll probably be gone or hidden tomorrow.

    Check it out for yourself:

  • Spy photos reveal 'secret launch site' for Iran's long-range missiles

    04/11/2008 9:20:49 AM PDT · 74 of 106
    Wallaby to G8 Diplomat
    Somewhere 230km southeast of Tehran, Natanz, and Bushehr.

    See post 70 for a more precise location.

  • Spy photos reveal 'secret launch site' for Iran's long-range missiles

    04/11/2008 7:55:50 AM PDT · 70 of 106
    Wallaby to parisa
    Coordinates for the missile site are posted here:
  • Security gains 'fragile' in Iraq, Petraeus warns

    04/08/2008 1:53:45 PM PDT · 7 of 20
    Wallaby to Ernest_at_the_Beach
    MSNBC is wasting no time to pounce on McCain's alleged "gaffe" in this exchange:
    McCain: There are numerous threats to security in Iraq and the future of Iraq. Do you still view Al Qaeda in Iraq as a major threat?

    Petraeus: It is still a major threat, though it is certainly not as major a threat as it was say 15 months ago.

    McCain: Certainly not an obscure sect of the Shiites overall? Petraeus: No, no sir.

    McCain: Or Sunnis or anybody else then? Al Qaeda continues to try to assert themselves in Mosul, is that correct?

    Meanwhile, Huffington Post praised Senator Evan Bayh's questioning as the "highlight of the hearing," but neglected to notice Bayh's own lapse of taking Pakistan to be an Arab country, in this exchange with Ambassador Ryan Crocker:
    BAYH: The Afghanistan and Pakistan are subjects for another day but since this is all tied up in the global effort against extremism and terror, as you know, things have not been going as well as we would hope in Afghanistan. And it is true we're not going to have troops in Pakistan. Still, our resources are finite and they do have an impact. Some might look at this and say why are we devoting five times the amount of resources to a place that at this time is not the principal threat?

    CROCKER: In part, Senator, to be sure that it doesn't become that. I noted in my testimony that Osama bin Laden fairly recently referred to Iraq as the perfect base for al Qaeda and it is a reminder that for al Qaeda, having a safe base on Arab soil is extremely important today. They got close to that in '06.

    BAYH: They apparently have one now in the tribal areas of Pakistan.

  • Colombia says it found uranium linked to FARC

    03/27/2008 7:44:02 AM PDT · 11 of 16
    Wallaby to King of Florida
    A Romanian website reported last week that Raúl Reyes negotiated the purchase of uranium from an agent of the Ukrainian crime syndicate of Semyon Yukovich Mogilevich. It was further alleged that MI6 had contended that the Ukrainians stole the enriched uranium from an insufficiently guarded storage site in Cheyabinsk, in the Ural Mountains. The material found this week in Bogota sounds like it was part of a separate deal involving a businessman named Belisario. The uranium involved does not appear to be adequate for making a radiological bomb. That leads to questions as to whether FARC ever got the enriched uranium from the Ukraine, and if so, where that stash is now. See Here's an excerpt from the second link:
    The United States issued a warrant for Mogilevich's arrest on charges of fraud, racketeering and money laundering. Russia arrested Mogilevich outside Moscow's World Trade Center last month, along with Arbat Prestige owner Vladimir Nekrasov. (On Monday, a Moscow court refused to grant Mogilevich bail, despite his plea to be dying of diabetes related ailments. See Moscow Times.)

    The MI6 report is said to allege that Mogilevich has:

    "a working relationship with Al-Qa'idah....It is a known fact that the organization led by Usamah Bin-Ladin is present in Venezuela and in South American countries governed by populist left-wing representatives who oppose the United States."
    Columbian Vice President Francisco Santos is quoted by the Spanish television network Antena 3 during the UN Conference on Disarmament as claiming that documents discovered on Reyes' computers revealed that FARC was attempting to purchase fissile material to construct a radiological ("dirty") bomb.
  • Saddam had Aussie killed

    03/22/2008 1:59:29 PM PDT · 6 of 6
    Wallaby to naturalman1975
    The story in The Australian also gives fascinating details about a plot between Gaza terrorists and Saddam's regime to kill then U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk. For additional information on the possible identity of one of the conspirators, see.
  • Larry David Fears Hillary Answering Phone (George Costanza dumps Hillary)

    03/09/2008 10:07:10 AM PDT · 22 of 26
    Wallaby to shempy

    OK —fair point, and I forgot about that. Since Larry David has his own character now in the HBO sitcom, when people refer to Costanza, I think of Alexander.

  • Larry David Fears Hillary Answering Phone (George Costanza dumps Hillary)

    03/09/2008 9:55:41 AM PDT · 18 of 26
    Wallaby to Wallaby

    correction: Larry David only provided the voice of Steinbrenner. The actor shown from the rear who played Steinbrenner was Lee Baer, from central casting.

  • Larry David Fears Hillary Answering Phone (George Costanza dumps Hillary)

    03/09/2008 9:51:22 AM PDT · 16 of 26
    Wallaby to tlb

    Costanza was played by Jason Alexander. Larry David was one of the creators of Seinfeld but he did appear on the show (though only from the rear) as George Steinbrenner, when Costanza was working with the Yankees.