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  • Somebody Leaked Every Phone Number and Address on Anthony Weiner’s Laptop: 639 Politicians And Media

    02/06/2018 3:40:29 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 64 replies
    Squwaker ^ | 02/06/18 | Alisha Sherron
    Former congressman Anthony Weiner’s old haunts are coming back into the spotlight once again after he was arrested and sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting a minor. A list recently released to the public contains information on all of Anthony Weiner’s contacts; names, addresses, work, and so forth. The kicker? All of this information was released straight from Weiner’s laptop, which is currently being held under evidence by the FBI. It’s important to note that we are not trying to “witch hunt” anyone, and this information is not meant for you to do the same. We are not...
  • The 1814 burning of Washington, D.C.

    08/31/2014 12:25:10 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8-31-14
    Moving from the Capitol, British Navy Rear Admiral George Cockburn, Army Major General Robert Ross, and 150 redcoats marched to the White House. Rocca asked Allman what the Britons' impression of the White House would have been as they walked in the door: "I think that it was a pretty good-sized house, but not a palatial one. No Buckingham Palace. No Versailles. That it was, you know, reasonably well decorated." The biggest surprise? A dinner set for 40. So the British feasted in the White House dining room before burning the mansion down. Here, too, the walls survived. But little...
  • Radical writer Alexander Cockburn dead at 71

    07/22/2012 1:05:36 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 14 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 07-21-2012 | AP Staff Article
    Radical writer Alexander Cockburn, a longtime columnist for The Nation and editor of the political newsletter CounterPunch, died Friday in Germany at age 71. He had been receiving treatment for two years for cancer, his fellow editor at CounterPunch, Jeffrey St. Clair, wrote on the publication's website. Cockburn, who lived in recent years in Petrolia, Calif., was known for an acidic pen that spared few on either the left or right for policies that he felt were hypocritical or corrupt.
  • Sex accusers boasted about their 'conquest' of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange [Original Title]

    12/08/2010 2:15:45 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 14 replies
    The Times of India ^ | December 08, 2010 | The Times of India
    The two Swedish women who have brought sex charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange boasted about their relationship with him days before going to cops. Based on information available on various websites quoting police and court papers, here's an account of what happened. The story goes back to August this year, when Assange was in Stockholm to speak at the invitation of Sweden's Social Democratic Party. The event organizer was 31-year-old Anna Ardin, who has been described as a feminist, leftist, social democrat and opponent of abortion. She has worked at the Uppsala University, handling equality issues for the students'...
  • Obama's last chance to prove himself a liberal (Alexander Cockburn: Kagan A Bush-Lite Sellout)

    05/10/2010 4:55:33 AM PDT · by tlb · 14 replies · 817+ views
    First Post ^ | APRIL 16, 2010 | Alexander Cockburn
    As Clinton's deputy domestic policy advisor, Kagan helped formulate the Democratic equivalent of what became, in the subsequent George Bush years, the assertion of unitary executive power. There's zero evidence that Kagan would do anything to redress the right-wing tilt of the Supreme Court and plenty that she might exacerbate it. In her confirmation hearings as solicitor general, she entranced the right with her proclamations in favour of the 'War on Terror'. Kagan is the worst possibility thus far to surface, but the other potential nominees are scarcely inspiring. There’s the mainstream liberal Diane Wood, who sits on the Federal...
  • Anthropogenic Global Warming is a Farce

    12/28/2009 7:56:05 AM PST · by bilhosty · 11 replies · 659+ views
    REal Clear Politics. ^ | 12/24/09 | Alesxasnder Cockburn
    The global warming jamboree in Copenhagen was surely the most outlandish foray into intellectual fantasizing since the fourth-century Christian bishops assembled in 325 AD for the Council of Nicaea to debate whether God the Father was supreme or had to share equal status in the pecking order of eternity with his Son and the Holy Ghost. Shortly before the Copenhagen summit, the proponents of anthropogenic global warming (AGW) were embarrassed by a whistleblower who put on the Web more than a thousand e-mails either sent from or received at the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit, headed by Dr....
  • Washington's Double Vision: al-Qaida, Iran and Global Islamo-fascism

    10/16/2007 9:03:08 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 4 replies · 204+ views
    JapanFocus ^ | August 17, 2007
    Washington's Double Vision: al-Qaida, Iran and Global Islamo-fascism Paul Rogers The United States needs to keep the focus on al-Qaida while targeting Iran. It isn't easy. There's no escaping Iraq. Two incidents in recent days bear heavily on the unending conflict in that country. More broadly, they reveal how the United States administration's definition of its "war on terror" (or "long war") reflects entrapment in a way of thinking that requires it constantly to press the real world into the service of a partisan, dangerous, and self-defeating ideology. First, the four coordinated truck-bombings of 14 August 2007 which targeted the...
  • President Petraeus? Iraqi official recalls the day US general revealed ambition

    09/13/2007 2:56:05 AM PDT · by tlb · 50 replies · 995+ views
    Uruknet ^ | 13 September 2007 | Patrick Cockburn
    General David Petraeus, expressed long-term interest in running for the US presidency when he was stationed in Baghdad, according to a senior Iraqi official who knew him at that time. Sabah Khadim, then a senior adviser at Iraq's Interior Ministry, says General Petraeus discussed with him his ambition when the general was head of training and recruitment of the Iraqi army in 2004-05. "I asked him if he was planning to run in 2008 and he said, 'No, that would be too soon'," Mr Khadim, who now lives in London, said. General Petraeus has a reputation in the US Army...
  • Dissidents Against Dogma (Global warming greenhousers beware!)

    06/10/2007 2:59:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies · 1,157+ views
    The Nation ^ | June 25, 2007 | Alexander Cockburn
    beat the devil by Alexander Cockburn We should never be more vigilant than at the moment a new dogma is being installed. The claque endorsing what is now dignified as "the mainstream theory" of global warming stretches all the way from radical greens through Al Gore to George W. Bush, who signed on at the end of May. The left has been swept along, entranced by the allure of weather as revolutionary agent, naïvely conceiving of global warming as a crisis that will force radical social changes on capitalism. Alas for their illusions. Capitalism is ingesting global warming as happily...
  • Defense Officials Tried to Reverse China Policy, Says Powell Aide

    06/02/2007 2:04:38 PM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 23 replies · 1,283+ views
    CQ.com ^ | 06.01.07 | Jeff Stein
    The same top Bush administration neoconservatives who leap-frogged Washington’s foreign policy establishment to topple Saddam Hussein nearly pulled off a similar coup in U.S.-China relations—creating the potential of a nuclear war over Taiwan, a top aide to former Secretary of State Colin Powell says. Lawrence B. Wilkerson, the U.S. Army colonel who was Powell’s chief of staff through two administrations, said in little-noted remarks early last month that “neocons” in the top rungs of the administration quietly encouraged Taiwanese politicians to move toward a declaration of independence from mainland China — an act that the communist regime has repeatedly warned...
  • Liberal Columnist Slams Al Gore, the U.N. and ‘Greenhouse Fearmongers’

    05/14/2007 1:58:16 PM PDT · by Unmarked Package · 35 replies · 2,004+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 13, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    Would you expect a former writer for the Village Voice and The Nation to be harshly critical of soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore and his band of not-so merry manmade global warming alarmists? Neither would I. Yet there it was in the leftwing newsletter CounterPunch, written by editor Alexander Cockburn. *****Critical Update: Cockburn's article published by The Nation. Entitled “Hot Air, Cold Cash; Who are the Merchants of Fear?,” the piece absolutely eviscerated all those advancing the theory of anthropogenic global warming for what Cockburn believed to be financial and political gain (emphasis added throughout): No response is more predictable than the...
  • Is Global Warming a Sin? (You're not going to believe this!!!)

    05/01/2007 8:06:36 PM PDT · by Valin · 57 replies · 4,194+ views
    The Nation ^ | 4/26/07 | Alexander Cockburn
    In a couple of hundred years historians will be comparing the frenzies over our supposed human contribution to global warming to the tumults at the latter end of the tenth century as the Christian millennium approached. Then as now, the doomsters identified human sinfulness as the propulsive factor in the planet's rapid downward slide. Then as now, a buoyant market throve on fear. The Roman Catholic Church sold indulgences like checks. The sinners established a line of credit against bad behavior and could go on sinning. Today a world market in "carbon credits" is in formation. Those whose "carbon footprint"...
  • National Geographic failed to show Puerto Rico's positive side (TRUTH HURTS!)

    03/13/2003 5:16:00 AM PST · by 4Freedom · 49 replies · 2,099+ views
    The San Juan Star | Wednesday, March 12, 2003 | GUILLERMO MOSCOSO
    The article by Andrew Cockburn entitled "True Colors: Divided Loyalties in Puerto Rico," published in the March 2003 issue of the National Geographic Magazine, which has a world-wide readership of over seven million, has sparked much commotion in Puerto Rico and the United States. In his article, the author, who based his damaging characterization of Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans on interviews with members of pro-independence, anti-U.S., and Leftists sectors, portrays Puerto Ricans as a bunch of drug addicts, alcoholics, and disloyal to the U.S., who live at the expense of the U.S. taxpayers, and that the economy of the...
  • Claim: Kerry Aide Used Gay Smear to Help Defeat Incumbent Senator

    08/05/2003 7:19:06 AM PDT · by bedolido · 9 replies · 427+ views
    Talon News ^ | 08/05/03 | Jeff Gannon
    WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- In 1996, Jim Jordan, campaign manager for Democrat presidential contender Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), was press secretary for Tim Johnson during his challenge to then-incumbent Sen. Larry Pressler (R-SD). The long, negative campaign resulted in the end of the South Dakota Republican's 22 years in Congress. During the campaign, Pressler was dogged by questions about his health, since his father suffered with Alzheimer's disease. But the most damaging attack was delivered by James Abourezk, the man Pressler replaced in the Senate in 1978. Abourezk brought Alexander Cockburn, author of "Washington Babylon" to speak to a Sioux...
  • The Hazards of Making The Case for Israel (Dershowitz on Noam Chomsky, DePaul's Norman Finkelstein)

    05/26/2005 12:24:33 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 42 replies · 1,343+ views
    Jbooks.com ^ | May 25, 2005 | ALAN DERSHOWITZ
    Publication of The Case for Israel has made me the target of vicious personal attacks. A systematic effort to discredit the book, and me, has been undertaken by a well-organized group of Israel bashers led by Noam Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein, and Alexander Cockburn. As soon as the book reached the bestseller lists and began to get good reviews around the country, this triumvirate went to work. They had a model for their attack going back 20 years. The mode of attack is consistent. Chomsky selects the target and directs Finkelstein to probe the writings in minute detail and conclude that...
  • Liberal Lunatic of the Day (5/8/2005) Alexander Cockburn

    05/08/2005 8:19:45 AM PDT · by Beckwith · 1 replies · 291+ views
    Liberal Lunacy ^ | 5/8/2005 | Beckwith
    Alexander Cockburn, in his essay, "Who Beat Hitler", writes, "Monday, May 9, brings us the sixtieth anniversary of the defeat of Nazism in Europe. I remember the first Victory in Europe (VE) Day in 1945, sitting on my father's shoulders on the side of some London street, watching the tanks rumble by and a soldier in a tin hat popping up and down in the hatch." Cockburn continues, "Each time May 9 rolls around Americans have to be reminded who did most of the fighting and who bore most of the losses.  In 1944 the Allied forces commanded by...
  • Kerry War Diary Exposes Purple Heart Hoax

    08/17/2004 12:11:48 PM PDT · by Ignatz · 141 replies · 6,083+ views
    Greg Garrison Show | Ignatz
    Presidential hopeful John Kerry has based his campaign bid for the US Presidency on his Vietnam war-hero status and his three Purple Hearts.On the Garrison Show (WNDE, Indianapolis) this morning, a guest announced that soon-to-be-released excerpts from a diary kept by Kerry will shed doubt on his first Purple Heart. Apparently, Kerry notes in the diary that he did not come under actual enemy fire until days after being awarded the medal.The diary was made available to a left-wing journalist named Cockburn who was apparently more angered by Kerry's participation in various atrocities in Vietnam than by what the diary...
  • Alexander Cockburn winks at anti-Semitism

    03/13/2002 2:57:57 PM PST · by edmundburk · 6 replies · 590+ views
    In the wink, wink nudge nudge tradition of Pat Buchanan, here is idiosyncratic leftist Alexander Cockburn spreading anti-Semitic bilge while affecting a journalistic, just the facts tone to get in some good old Jew-bashing: "There are a number of stories sloshing around the news now that have raised discussion of Israel and of the posture of American Jews to an acrid level." The purveyor of anthrax may have been a former government scientist of Jewish ethnic extraction with a record of baiting a colleague of Arab origins, acting with the intent to blame the anthrax on Muslim terrorists. Rocketing around...