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  • USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll: 10/12 -- Trump down 1.3, Clinton up 1.1 -- CLINTON IN LEAD !!!

    10/12/2016 12:16:05 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 222 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 12, 2016 | LA Times
    Change Trump: down 1.3 Clinton: up 1.1 10/12 Trump: 44.0 Clinton: 44.4 10/11 Trump: 45.3 Clinton: 43.3
  • Climate Change 2013: The Earth Has Only 16 Years Before We Reach the Tipping Point (Algore sez NO!)

    05/31/2013 3:16:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Policymic ^ | 5/28/13 | Medha Chandorkar
    **SNIP** The last topic of discussion was potential solutions. The panel split into two sides on this one. Some panelists suggested different options to prevent further greenhouse gas pollution, such as a transition to renewable energy and increasing fuel efficiency in vehicles. Others, however, saw the only real solution as finding ways to live in an imbalanced world, like avoiding development in flood-prone areas. Such a view might seem unnecessarily bleak and pessimistic, but it's by far the more practical view. The Earth has only 16 years left of emitting greenhouse gases until we reach a tipping point. That's not...
  • Mitt Romney: How to Lose the Most Important Election of our Time by not Really Trying

    09/22/2012 8:28:48 AM PDT · by Stepan12 · 191 replies ^ | September 21, 2012 | Don Feder
    Mitt Romney is losing the most important election of our lifetime. Don’t be deceived by the polls that show him “within the margin of error.” Don’t put your faith in last minute media-buys from the campaign’s gargantuan war chest. Don’t expect the debates to turn things around. The president may not be an electrifying speaker, but he knows how to demagogue. His message will be: I love the middle class; Mitt Romney wants tax cuts for millionaires and eats children. And, don’t count on the fact that public opinion is against Obama on almost every significant issue. (At no time...
  • Report: Extreme South Jersey weather could be caused by global warming

    08/02/2012 5:35:48 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    Gloucester County Times ^ | August 2, 2012 | By Andy Polhamus
    Climate change has come to New Jersey, according to Environment New Jersey, a statewide environmental advocacy group. The organization released a report Thursday that attributes this year’s extreme weather to global warming. “Certainly, we have a problem on our hands,” said Matt Elliott, a representative from Environment New Jersey. “We need to do everything we can to cut carbon pollution today.”
  • The World as We Know It Is About to End, Say Some Really Frightened Scientists

    06/08/2012 7:16:05 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 118 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Jun 7, 2012 | Alexander Abad-Santos
    A new study by 22 biologists and ecologists has found that environmental changes on our planet are reaching a point of no return that leads to mass extinctions and harms human welfare. The situation, said one scientist, “scares the hell out of me.” That would be James H. Brown, one of the authors of alarming paper published by Nature, talking to New York Times Green blogger Justin Gillis. Brown is not one of your everyday cranks predicting raptures and the end of days. He is a macroecologist at the University of New Mexico. And as The Atlantic's James Fallows, who...
  • Fukushima unit 2 liquification of uranium core. never seen before in history of nuclear power

    05/15/2012 10:51:30 AM PDT · by yank in the UK · 169 replies
    ENEnews ^ | ENEnews
    Unit 2 we now know completely liquified. We’ve never seen this before in the history of nuclear power. A 100% liquification of a uranium core.
  • Fears rise as planes fly low over Loop

    11/08/2010 6:43:08 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 7, 2010 | Jon Hilkevitch
    A large commercial airplane flies low and slow over Willis Tower, causing curiosity and sudden fear among the crowd of people walking on downtown streets. Did the pilot veer off course? Or was the flight path intentional? With the public's nerves frayed over homeland security concerns, the sight of the plane would surely bring to mind the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, as well as recent attempts by terrorists to place explosives aboard passenger and cargo planes. "It was flying so low that everyone on the street stopped to stare," one observer e-mailed the Tribune...
  • Mid-Atlantic shuts down ahead of huge snow warning (NWS Alert - warns of 20-30 inches of snowfall)

    02/05/2010 12:00:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 242 replies · 7,220+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/5/10 | Nafeesa Syeed - ap
    WASHINGTON – Shoppers jammed aisles and emptied stores of milk, bread and shovels Friday as a massive snowstorm blew into the Mid-Atlantic. Forecasters predicted a record 30 inches or more for the nation's capital, and authorities already were blaming the storm for the deaths of father-son Samaritans in Virginia. The region's second snow storm in less than two months could be "extremely dangerous," and heavy, wet snow and strong winds threatened to knock out power, the National Weather Service said. Flakes started falling around noon in Washington, where the federal government sent workers home early. The storm's wide swath and...
  • McCaskill's Office Locks Doors, Calls Cops & Forces Obamacare Protesters Off Public Property

    07/17/2009 4:37:33 PM PDT · by curth · 72 replies · 2,667+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Friday, July 17, 2009
    Local Tea Party patriots held an anti-Obama Care protest at Senator Claire "ACORN" McCaskill’s district offices on Delmar Boulevard today. The protest was organized by Americans for Prosperity and the St. Louis Tea Party Coalition. McCaskill's office manager locked the doors, pull down the blinds, called the cops and forced the protesters across the street.
  • Christians are called to ‘Hold up the Sky’

    07/16/2009 5:46:59 PM PDT · by tcg · 10 replies · 922+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 7/17/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Most of those reading this article will easily remember the story. We heard it so many times when we were children we could repeat the beginning: “Chicken Little was in the woods one day when an acorn fell on her head. It scared her so much she trembled all over. She shook so hard, half her feathers fell out. Chicken Little: "Help! Help! The sky is falling! I have to go tell the king!" The story proceeds through many different encounters and ends with the little chicken learning the lessons of courage and the practicality of good preparation for every...
  • Cutting bait (Steyn on Palin)

    07/03/2009 10:57:15 PM PDT · by pissant · 354 replies · 7,046+ views
    NRO ^ | 7/3/09 | Mark Steyn
    With respect to many of the Palinologists below, I think they're getting way too hepatomantic over the entrails. As a political move for anything other than the 2010 Senate race, today's announcement is a disaster. And I'm not sure it's a plus for the Senate - and, even if it were, the manner and timing suggest it was not a professionally planned event and therefore is unlikely to have any grand strategy behind it. So Occam's Razor leaves us with: Who needs this? In states far from the national spotlight, politics still attracts normal people. You're a mayor or a...

    10/10/2008 8:12:57 PM PDT · by blake6900 · 46 replies · 1,063+ views
    self ^ | 10/10/08 | blake6900
    Are you sick and tired of John McCain's mealy-mouthed nonsense about Barak Obama. "He's a good man." "We have no reason to fear Barak Obama." There's only one way to make this guy understand reality. Send him and his campaign people a message that if he doesn't get with the program he's gonna start losing the very voters he's depending on. Tell there's nothing to be gained by spreading this "Obama is OK" nonsense. Tell him for every "undecided" vote he thinks he'll get by being "Mr. Nice Guy" you'll see to it he loses ones. Tell him Obama is...
  • Bottomless Bailout (Washington's Porkers Say $700 Billion Is NOT Enough. Of Course!)

    10/03/2008 12:50:15 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 21 replies · 791+ views
    Michelle ^ | 10/03/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    They put a gun to our heads. They ate Crap Sandwich 2.0. Washington’s pork-stuffed panic mob forked over $700billion/$850billion/$1 trillion-plus of our money over to the Chicken Littles, who handed it over to Foxy Loxy at the Treasury Department. And now? And now, they tell us it’s not enough. It’s never enough.
  • Carnage In The Markets! Carnage In The Markets! Oops, Never Mind!

    09/30/2008 6:35:11 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 70 replies · 498+ views
    Michelle ^ | 9/30/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Don’t look now, but stocks are down a whopping 1 percent in Germany and are flat in Britain and France. U.S. markets are poised to open higher. Most Asian stock markets are holding up well too. The Shanghai Composite closed down just 0.2 percent; the Hang Seng closed up 0.8 percent; Bombay’s BSE 30 closed finished the day up 2.1 percent. Flashback: “The US stock market could suffer a devastating crash with shares losing a third of their value this week if Hank Paulson’s financial bailout plan fails, US Treasury officials have warned.”
  • Lie Of The Day: McDonalds Can't Get Credit (And The Financial Markets Work!)

    09/29/2008 9:42:02 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 48 replies · 837+ views
    Michelle ^ | 9/29/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    I’ve seen and heard the anecdotes about McDonald’s franchises getting denied credit spread everywhere over the past week. Stop pounding the panic button. Don’t blame the bailout flame-out. Memo to the McChicken Littles: The sky is not falling because we refused to fork over $700 billion to failing banks. The inconvenient truth: Bank of America said it is not freezing any current or new lines of credit to McDonald’s Corp. franchise owners, despite reports citing an internal memo from the fast-food giant advising franchisees of the contrary. Bank spokesman Larry DiRita said the Charlotte-based bank will continue to honor its...
  • Some Perspective For The Chicken Littles (Michelle Malkin: The Sky Ain't Falling, People!)

    09/29/2008 2:35:06 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 42 replies · 1,687+ views
    Michelle ^ | 9/29/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Today’s stock market drop is a record point drop, but does not even crack the top 10 single-day percentage drops in American history. Let’s stop pounding the panic buttons. *** On FNC right now, Neil Cavuto emphasizes that lending is going on and puts a damper on Heather Nauert’s panic-button heaving about credit-freeze anecdotes. Are there businesses getting turned down for loans? Yes. Here’s a novel thought: Maybe banks are finally learning they shouldn’t fork over money to bad risks. *** Reader Jamie e-mails this link to a history of US stock market crashes and adds: I like that the...
  • Army Unit to Deploy in October for Domestic Operations

    09/23/2008 11:04:47 AM PDT · by Havok · 169 replies · 1,035+ views
    Democracy Now ^ | 9/23/08 | Democracy Now
    Army Unit to Deploy in October for Domestic Operations Beginning in October, the Army plans to station an active unit inside the United States for the first time to serve as an on-call federal response in times of emergency. The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent thirty-five of the last sixty months in Iraq, but now the unit is training for domestic operations. The unit will soon be under the day-to-day control of US Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command. The Army Times reports this new mission marks the first time an active unit...
  • Some Myths About Airline Mergers

    04/16/2008 8:17:50 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 7 replies · 177+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 16th, 2008 | RICHARD ANDERSON and DOUG STEENLAND
    Myth One: Airline mergers cause big job losses. Reality: Bankruptcies and high oil prices have caused significantly more job losses than mergers. Record fuel prices have led to the shutdown or bankruptcy filings of five U.S. carriers. Myth Two: This deal will jeopardize employees' benefits.Reality: The merger will create a financially stronger airline, better positioned to protect jobs, compensation and benefits. The transaction will make employee pensions and benefits more secure. Myth Three: Prices will go up as a result of the merger.Reality: In this industry, prices are set by market forces and competition. There is very little overlap between...
  • Hurricane Season Disappoints Merchants of Doom

    10/25/2007 4:34:11 AM PDT · by Renfield · 38 replies · 39+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10-25-07 | Christopher Alleva
    Like undertakers complaining that a predicted flu epidemic failed to generate any business, the drive-by media and the hurricane forecasters are kicking themselves over the big nothing the 2007 hurricane season turned out to be. They know full well without the pain and suffering from these weather events: budgets may get cut and ratings tank. The depravity of it all is simply stunning. 2007 is the second year in a row after Katrina that hurricane forecasts have been completely wrong. Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center, National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Research Division, and Hydrometeorological...
  • More Americans Say Value Of Their Home Has Fallen

    09/21/2007 8:14:20 AM PDT · by Hydroshock · 41 replies · 165+ views
    More Americans Say Value Of Their Home Has Fallen Topics:Housing | Real Estate | Consumers | Economy (U.S.)By Reuters | 21 Sep 2007 | 10:48 AM ET Font size: A record 26% of U.S. homeowners say the value of their homes has fallen during the past year, above the previous peak of 24% seen in 1992, a survey released Friday showed. Reflecting the extent of the prolonged housing slump, 21% of homeowners polled in September expect the value of their home to decline in the year ahead, up from 18% in August, according to the data from Reuters/University of Michigan...
  • Mullen Says Iraq Government Failing, U.S. Must Plan

    08/01/2007 6:52:52 PM PDT · by mustang buff · 14 replies · 782+ views
    sierra times. ^ | Jul 31 2007 | William Roberts
    The Iraqi government is failing and the U.S. must plan cautiously for a withdrawal, Navy Admiral Michael Mullen, President George W. Bush's nominee to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said today.
  • "War in Iraq lost": US Democrat leader (Reid)

    04/19/2007 11:08:17 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 373 replies · 14,455+ views
    AFP ^ | April 19, 2007
    The war in Iraq "is lost" and a US troop surge is failing to bring peace to the country, the leader of the Democratic majority in the US Congress, Harry Reid, said Thursday. "I believe ... that this war is lost, and this surge is not accomplishing anything, as is shown by the extreme violence in Iraq this week," Reid said, on the same day US President George W. Bush was giving a speech at an Ohio town hall meeting defending the war on terror.
  • US housing market is different this time - it's worse (From UK)

    12/08/2006 10:07:04 AM PST · by RobRoy · 41 replies · 1,405+ views
    MoneyWeek ^ | 12/8/2006 | Cris Sholto Heaton
    “It’s different this time,” are four of the most alarming words an investor can hear. Very rarely do things turn out differently; history shows that normally they go wrong in almost exactly the same way they did last time round the cycle. But when it comes to the US housing market, there are reasons to expect that things will be different this time. But not in the way that optimists expect – instead the difference is that the damage could be more far-reaching than ever before. Plenty gets written about the vast scale of this real estate bubble, the world...
  • Compromised - Rumors fly that President Bush may be willing to raise taxes

    11/25/2006 11:04:56 PM PST · by Zakeet · 227 replies · 3,570+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 26, 2006 | Lawrence B. Lindsey
    During the recent off-year elections, the president repeatedly pointed to the booming economy and noted that his tax cuts were responsible. With growth strong and unemployment low despite the ending of the stock-market bubble, terrorist attacks and the war in Iraq, he had every reason to be proud. Moreover, both economic theory and the actual timing of the economic revival support his claims regarding the tax cuts. That is why it is so odd that rumors swarm around Washington that the president may be willing to raise taxes as part of a "deal" on entitlement reform. In particular, the rumors...
  • Where are the Hurricanes? I blame global warming...

    09/15/2006 8:55:58 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 11 replies · 955+ views
    Dean's World ^ | Aug 9, 2006 | Scott Kirwin
    Where are the Hurricanes? I blame global warming... Scott Kirwin Aug 9, 2006 Nearly a year ago the country was being slammed by hurricanes. As Americans suffered some claimed that the ferocity of Katrina and Rita was due to global warming. A search of Dean's World shows that this site is one of the few that argued against that idea over the course of 2005. So here we are, a year later. Where are the hurricanes? Where is the fury of Mother Nature? Where are her righteous swirls of rain and wind that shall smite the evil non-Kyoto Protocol signing...
  • Bush Administration Quitely Plans NAFTA Super Highway

    06/25/2006 8:40:04 AM PDT · by o_zarkman44 · 185 replies · 4,529+ views
    Human Events ^ | 6/16/06 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Bush Administration Quietly Plans NAFTA Super Highway By Jerome R. Corsi Human Events 6-14-6 Quietly but systematically, the Bush Administration is advancing the plan to build a huge NAFTA Super Highway, four football-fields-wide, through the heart of the U.S. along Interstate 35, from the Mexican border at Laredo, Tex., to the Canadian border north of Duluth, Minn. Once complete, the new road will allow containers from the Far East to enter the United States through the Mexican port of Lazaro Cardenas, bypassing the Longshoreman's Union in the process. The Mexican trucks, without the involvement of the Teamsters Union, will drive...
  • Senate Voted to End U. S. as a Nation Surrender to Latin Invasion Now Clear

    06/02/2006 9:56:05 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 20 replies · 1,424+ views ^ | 6 2 06 |
    Senate Voted to End U. S. as a NationSurrender to Latin Invasion Now Clear Lou Dobbs Tonight - CNN - June 1Dobbs: The issue, as you said, that the nation would cease to exist, what do you mean by that? West: Well, the kind of provisions that are in the Senate... and it will be mainly Hispanic. It will be mainly Mexican. -- And so, what the question becomes is, do we want to become a northern section of Latin America? Do we cease to become literally an English- speaking people, become bilingual, and / or Spanish- speaking? And...
  • Dump Cheney for Condi, Bush urged

    04/22/2006 11:03:41 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 48 replies · 1,118+ views
    Times Online ^ | 04/23/06 | Sarah Baxter
    Dump Cheney for Condi, Bush urged Sarah Baxter, Washington REPUBLICANS are urging President George W Bush to dump Dick Cheney as vice-president and replace him with Condoleezza Rice if he is serious about presenting a new face to the jaded American public. They believe that only the sacrifice of one or more of the big beasts of the jungle, such as Cheney or Donald Rumsfeld, the defence secretary, will convince voters that Bush understands the need for a fresh start. The jittery Republicans claim Bush’s mini-White House reshuffle last week will do nothing to forestall the threat of losing control...
  • GOP: The Sky is Falling

    04/16/2006 8:56:55 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 59 replies · 1,333+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | Apr 16, 2006 | Jan Larson
    If you’ve ever made a contribution to a political party, political candidate or other interest group, you probably know that one donation, no matter how large or small, eventually results in an avalanche of desperate pleas for additional donations. With the 2006 midterm elections on the horizon, my mailbox has become a destination address for solicitations from a host of Republican candidates, some in-state, some from across the country, the House and Senate GOP committees and the GOP itself. (I have to give the Democrats credit, they at least recognize a dry hole when they see it. I don’t get...
  • Be worried, be very worried

    03/26/2006 10:03:47 AM PST · by bnelson44 · 160 replies · 4,609+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | 3/26/06
    No one can say exactly what it looks like when a planet takes ill, but it probably looks a lot like Earth. Never mind what you've heard about global warming as a slow-motion emergency that would take decades to play out. Suddenly and unexpectedly, the crisis is upon us. From heat waves to storms to floods to fires to massive glacial melts, the global climate seems to be crashing around us. The problem -- as scientists suspected but few others appreciated -- is that global climate systems are booby-trapped with tipping points and feedback loops, thresholds past which the slow...
  • A Troubling Symptom (A Lib Kook Editorial Rants on Bush & Alito)

    01/28/2006 5:15:23 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 36 replies · 645+ views
    The inevitable confirmation of Samuel Alito for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court may seem to many to be one of those routine transactions between branches of government. In fact, it is part of a larger picture that ought to frighten and outrage Americans of every political stripe. President Bush has, in recent years, asserted "inherent powers" and "exclusive authority" regardless of laws passed by Congress and language in the U.S. Constitution - and has used the purported powers as a reason to withhold information and exclude Congress from decisions. On occasion, the court, with the support of outgoing...
  • Earth Doomed (according to renowned British scientist)

    01/17/2006 7:43:06 AM PST · by NYer · 103 replies · 1,931+ views
    TerraDaily ^ | January 16, 2006
    Renowned scientist James Lovelock says he believes the world has passed the point of no return for climate change, and civilization is unlikely to survive. Thirty years ago Lovelock conceived the idea that Earth possesses a planetary-scale control system he named Gaia, which keeps our environment fit for life, The Independent reported Monday. But now he believes mankind's abuse of the environment has made climate change insoluble and life on Earth will never be the same again. In an extraordinarily pessimistic new assessment published in Monday's Independent, Lovelock suggests efforts to counter global warming cannot succeed, and that, in effect,...
  • It's 2006 and the Sky is Falling..............NOT !

    01/01/2006 5:16:54 AM PST · by genefromjersey · 16 replies · 1,207+ views
    The Morning Paper | 01/01/06 | vanity
    It’s 2006 and the Sky is Falling ……………………NOT ! The Media has been all-a-twitter over the following “breathtaking” news items: 1. The NSA (National Security Agency) actually keeps track of who tries to access its website, and, if its doesn’t like the looks of a “visitor”, it brazenly takes a closer look ! Egad ! , the Privacy People cry . They’re going to peer into all those dark and nasty websites we frequent ! Well, maybe so. If NSA thinks you might be a foreign agent, or a terrorist – foreign or domestic – out to hack into their...

    12/16/2005 11:21:43 PM PST · by pissant · 43 replies · 1,360+ views ^ | 12/16/05 | Michelle Malkin
    This morning, the Drudge Report--HUGE RED FONT and all--chose to aid and abet the civil liberties Chicken Littles at the N.Y. Times. That's a shame. The real headline news is not that President Bush took extraordinary measures to protect Americans in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but that the blabbermouths at the Times chose to disclose classified information in a pathetically obvious bid to move the Iraqi elections off the front pages. And to help sabotage the Patriot Act reauthorization, which went down in the Senate this afternoon. [Update: And to grease the wheels for Times reporter...
  • US Jews feel threatened by religious right

    12/15/2005 6:57:56 PM PST · by freedom44 · 224 replies · 3,267+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/15/05 | Michael Conlon
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. Jewish leaders say they are increasingly worried that Christian conservatives want to turn America politically and culturally into a country that tolerates only their brand of Christianity. "There is a feeling on all sides that something is changing," said Abraham Foxman, director of the New York-based Anti-Defamation League. "The polls indicate a very serious thing -- that over 60 percent of the American people feel that religion and Christianity are under attack," he said on Thursday in an interview. "Some are saying we are attacking (Christianity). This whole movement is not anti-Semitic or motivated by anti-Semitism....
  • Greenhouse gasbags gather in Montreal

    12/03/2005 1:49:52 PM PST · by protest1 · 12 replies · 929+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | December 3, 2005 | Henry Lamb
    Greenhouse gasbags gather in Montreal Posted: December 3, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Henry Lamb © 2005 Once again, the global warming industry is holding its annual party, this time in Montreal. Nearly 10,000 celebrants have gathered to eat, drink and be merry – and to bash the U.S. for withdrawing from the Kyoto Protocol. Less than half the crowd are official delegates from 180 nations; the rest are advocates representing hundreds of non-government organizations. The stated purpose of the meeting is to construct the regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in phase two of the Kyoto Protocol –...

    09/28/2005 4:09:54 PM PDT · by hubbubhubbub · 124 replies · 1,774+ views
    Kitco ^ | September 28, 2005 | Dr. Richard S. Appel
    For over four decades, observant and open-minded individuals have become deeply concerned about the future of our great nation. They refused to accept the rosy official and media testimony regarding our nation's fiscal and monetary integrity. Similarly, they did not believe the negative rhetoric directed towards gold. Just as these independent thinking and far-sighted people recognized that one plus one would always equal two they also knew that no one, nor no nation, could create something from nothing. Throughout this period they witnessed the U.S. government and the Federal Reserve banking system work together to create U.S. dollars from thin...
  • Valley Boy Scouts to Cut Ties With Schools

    07/15/2005 3:32:12 PM PDT · by HungarianGypsy · 8 replies · 386+ views
    East Valley Tribune ^ | 15 July, 2005 | Garin Groff
    USA - Valley Boy Scouts are severing formal ties to schools, fearful the American Civil Liberties Union will sue because the boys pledge allegiance to God.
  • MAG: Avian Flu, On the Verge of an Epidemic [Nature's Bioterrorist]

    02/20/2005 1:59:18 PM PST · by steve86 · 31 replies · 1,243+ views
    The New Yorker via Drudgereport ^ | February 28, 2005 | Michael Specter
    MAG: Avian Flu, On the Verge of an Epidemic Sun Feb 20 2005 11:30:41 ET The vicious avian flu that has killed dozens of people in Vietnam, Thailand, and elsewhere in the region "has caused the deaths of hundreds of millions of animals in nearly a dozen Asian countries" in the past two years and could kill millions of people if it becomes capable of spreading efficiently among humans, Michael Specter reports in "Nature's Bioterrorist" (p.50), in the February 28, 2005, issue of The New Yorker. "No such virus has ever spread so quickly over such a wide geographical area,"...
  • US troops will never overcome insurgents, warns senior officer-(British left paper)

    01/29/2005 5:24:12 PM PST · by Flavius · 35 replies · 719+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 30 January 2005 | oby Harnden in Baghdad and Philip Sherwell in Washington
    The insurgency in Iraq will last at least a decade and American troops alone will not be able to defeat it, a senior US military officer in Baghdad has predicted. Speaking on the eve of Iraq's first free election for 51 years, the officer conceded: "Iraqis are the ones who will have to defeat the insurgency, not multi-national forces. Gen John Abizaid Gen John Abizaid of US Central Command "It is not necessarily a growing insurgency but it is a resilient one," he told The Telegraph. "We're looking at a long-term insurgency, probably at a lower level of violence than...
  • World Forum Focuses on Terrorism in Iraq

    01/29/2005 3:53:44 PM PST · by seppel · 6 replies · 338+ views
    Yahoo (via AP) ^ | Sonntag, 30. Januar 2005 00:49:07 | PAUL HAVEN, Associated Press Writer
    "In terms of perception, we've already lost the war," said Bruce Hoffman, a terrorism analyst who heads the Washington office of RAND Corp., a think tank known for its problem-solving research..
  • USA Today Founder Al Neuharth, in Christmas Column, Calls for Bringing Troops Home from Iraq

    12/23/2004 10:55:13 AM PST · by t-1000 · 38 replies · 1,054+ views
    NEW YORK In a column noting the high number of U.S. military personnel in Iraq who will be far from home on Christmas, USA Today founder Al Neuharth declared today that if he were eligible to serve in Iraq, "I would do all I could to avoid it." He also wrote in his weekly column for the paper that America's New Year's resolution should be to bring the troops home "sooner rather than later." Neuharth, 80, a World War II vet, said he would happily volunteer for that kind of "highly moral duty again." But he would avoid serving in...
  • Ousted Army Chief Blasts Bush Iraq Policy

    09/02/2003 8:53:08 PM PDT · by CoolGuyVic · 42 replies · 3,138+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 09/02/03 | ROBERT BURNS, AP Military Writer
    Ousted Army Chief Blasts Bush Iraq Policy Tue Sep 2, 4:49 PM ET By ROBERT BURNS, AP Military Writer WASHINGTON - Thomas E. White, forced to resign as Army secretary in May, has fired back in a book that describes the Bush administration's postwar effort in Iraq (news - web sites) as "anemic" and "totally inadequate." The book, which presents a blueprint for revitalizing Iraq, asserts that the administration underestimated the difficulty of putting that country back on its feet after the fall of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites). "Clearly the view that the war to `liberate' Iraq would...
  • US general condemns Iraq failures (embedded ret. general in TV studio alert)

    06/21/2003 5:18:50 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 37 replies · 297+ views
    The Observer (U.K.) ^ | 06/22/03 | Ed Vulliamy
    One of the most experienced and respected figures in a generation of American warfare and peacekeeping yesterday accused the US administration of 'failing to prepare for the consequences of victory' in Iraq. At the end of a week that saw a war of attrition develop against the US military, General William Nash told The Observer that the US had 'lost its window of opportunity' after felling Saddam Hussein's regime and was embarking on a long-term expenditure of people and dollars for which it had not planned. 'It is an endeavour which was not understood by the administration to begin with,'...
  • The Official FR "I Am Panicking and I Want You To Panic, Too" Thread (Vanity)

    11/01/2004 9:16:10 AM PST · by Howlin · 550 replies · 7,938+ views
    Free Republic ^ | November 1, 2004
    Let's let all the Freeper who are panicking use THIS thread so they won't be cluttering up the OTHER THREADS.
  • Jeff Sessions (R.-Ala.) requests to take over Sen. Chicken's (D.-Minn.) office space

    10/13/2004 2:37:19 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 46 replies · 1,528+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Oct 13, 2004 | Jeff Sessions (R.-Ala.)
  • (Senator Mark) Dayton (D-MN) Closes D.C. Office Over Security Concerns. Advises no travel to D.C.

    10/12/2004 11:28:30 AM PDT · by wallcrawlr · 105 replies · 5,078+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 12, 2004
    WASHINGTON-- Sen. Mark Dayton said Tuesday he is closing his Washington office because of a classified intelligence report which made him fear for the safety of his staff. Dayton, D-Minn., said the office will be closed while Congress is in recess through Election Day, with his staff working out of his Minnesota office and in Senate space off Capitol Hill. ``I take this step out of extreme, but necessary, precaution to protect the lives and safety of my Senate staff and my Minnesota constituents, who might otherwise be visiting my Senate office in the next three weeks,'' he said on...
  • The war on terror is being lost(whine alert)

    09/07/2004 7:47:25 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 5 replies · 261+ views
    Guardian ^ | 09/08/04 | Richard Norton-Taylor
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The war on terror is being lost The greatest obstacle to reducing the threat is the US administration Richard Norton-Taylor Wednesday September 8, 2004 The Guardian Forget all the arguments about Iraq, we are told. We have had Hutton and Butler, Tony Blair won't apologise for misleading the public and parliament, and it is time to move on. But how can we possibly move on? The invasion of Iraq has cost the lives of more than 1,000 American and more than 60 British soldiers. Put on one side the failure to find any weapons of mass destruction and the...
  • Down the drain in Iraq (Boston Globe Puke Level Alpha - Iraq is Lost)

    05/21/2004 5:35:25 AM PDT · by Lance Romance · 17 replies · 81+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 5-21-04 | H.D.S. Greenway
    Down the drain in Iraq By H.D.S. Greenway  |  May 21, 2004 H. ROSS PEROT, the Texas maverick who ran for president back in 1992, used to talk about the "giant sucking sound." He was talking about jobs being drawn out of the country by foreign competition. Bill Clinton won that election with the slogan: "It's the economy, stupid." This time around I suspect that the slogan will be: "It's Iraq, stupid," and the economy will play a role. The giant sucking sound today is America being drawn deeper and deeper into the Baal-like maw of what used to be...
  • The Politics of Abu Ghraib (A GOP media guy says Dubya is sunk, finished, a lame duck!))

    05/09/2004 9:53:37 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 135 replies · 178+ views
    Town Hall ^ | May 10, 2004 | Jay Bryant
    If John Kerry can't win this thing now, he must surely go down as one of the worst candidates in the history of American presidential politics. The Abu Ghraib matter is the single greatest unearned bonanza ever to fall into the lap of a presidential challenger during an election year. Here are some of the reasons this is worse than bad: The one thing the administration had going for it with every American voter were the troops. Not any more. A half dozen rotten apples have spoiled the barrelful of goodwill enjoyed by the soldiers in Iraq. Every war critic...