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  • Secret Service Misconduct Is Alleged (Will suspended agents squeal on Reggie Love weekends?)

    04/14/2012 3:52:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/14/12 | LAURA MECKLER
    CARTAGENA, Colombia—The Secret Service is investigating allegations that one or more agents on President Barack Obama's security detail to Colombia were involved with prostitution, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. An unspecified number of agents have been sent home and are being replaced by other Secret Service personnel, the agency said in a statement.
  • Secret Service agents relieved of duty in Colombia amid alleged misconduct (Stiffed hooker alert)

    04/14/2012 8:07:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/14/12 | Dan Lothian
    Secret Service agents sent to Colombia ahead of President Barack Obama were relieved of duty and returned home amid allegations of misconduct, a spokesman said. -snip- One of the agents did not pay one of the prostitutes, and she complained to the police," Kessler said. Calling it "clearly the biggest scandal in Secret Service history," Kessler said 12 agents are accused of involvement in the incident "in one degree or another," from allegedly interfering in the investigation to participating in other alleged misconduct.
  • Secret Service scandal rocks Obama trip

    CARTAGENA, Colombia — Up to a dozen Secret Service agents in Colombia for President Barack Obama’s trip there have been relieved of their duties amid allegations of misconduct. The Secret Service did not detail the accusations but said they did not affect security for the president, who landed in the country Friday for a weekend at the Summit of the Americas. The Associated Press reported that the allegations involved prostitutes. A senior official told Fox News they were serious enough to require mediation by diplomats. “There have been allegations of misconduct made against Secret Service personnel in Cartagena, Colombia prior...
  • I dont believe the accusations against the Secret Service

    04/14/2012 8:22:56 AM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | 4-14-12 | Dan Lothian
    The Secret Service is an honorable organization, willing to put up with abuse from Hillary and others while putting their lives at risk protecting them. I dont believe this story.
  • Obama's Dirty Dozen: 12 Secret Service Agents Sent Home From Colombia Misconduct With Prostitutes

    04/13/2012 10:21:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | April 13, 2012
    Obama's Dirty Dozen: 12 Secret Service Agents Sent Home From Colombia Over Misconduct With Prostitutes At least one of the agents is reported to have been found cavorting with Colombian prostitutes Several of the 12 men sent home are married The misconduct is believed to have occurred before the President's arrival in Colombia for the Summit of Americas 13 April 2012 A dozen Secret Service agents assigned to protect President Barack Obama at an international summit in Colombia have been sent home over allegations that at least one of them was found to be cavorting with prostitutes. A Secret Service...
  • Obama Faces Discontent at Americas Summit

    04/14/2012 5:24:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Voice of America | 4/13/12
    ... Barack Obama is among dozens of heads of state who are in Colombia for the Summit of the Americas.... While the U.S. president remains personally popular throughout the region, he faces growing discontent from his counterparts over a number of issues, including Washington's decades-long fight against the illicit drug trade... Washington's influence in Latin America has waned since the last summit in 2009, as the region increases its economic and diplomatic ties with emerging economies such as China and India.
  • Barack Obama's bodyguards sent home from Colombia summit amid prostitution [drinking] allegations

    04/14/2012 3:27:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | April 14, 2012
    Reports suggested that the misconduct involved prostitutes in Cartagena, site of the Summit of the Americas. A Secret Service spokesman did not dispute that. A US official said 12 officials were sent home. The agents were staying at Cartagena's Hotel Caribe, which is also hosting members of the White House staff and press corps during the summit A hotel employee said the agents arrived at the beachfront hotel about a week ago, and claimed they were drinking heavily during their stay. The employee said the agents left the hotel Thursday, a day before Obama and other regional leaders arrived for...
  • Latin America's giving up on Obama too

    04/12/2012 5:22:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 12, 2012 | Andrew Malcom
    President Obama is off on Air Force One tomorrow, this time for another summit in Latin America. Not that much will get accomplished at the two-day Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, the sixth in an ongoing series. As with pretty much anything Obama is doing these days, the trip has more to do with election year politics at home than foreign affairs in countries that most Americans hardly ever think of unless they're featured on a popular TV show like "NCIS," as Cartagena was this week. The Democrat wants to be seen lavishing attention on the homelands of...
  • Great Moments in Trying Stuff: Angry Cat

    04/03/2012 7:32:43 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    youtube ^ | 3-6-12 | ColumbiaSportswear
    It's not just a cat in a tiny cat jacket. It's a cat in our most air-permeable tiny cat jacket.
  • Colombia guerrillas free captives held 12 years (FARC)

    04/03/2012 5:14:15 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    Colombia's main rebel group freed what it says were its last 10 military and police captives, a goodwill gesture that President Juan Manuel Santos praised but called insufficient to merit a peace dialogue.
  • Pious coke dealers? Hezbollah: ‘the Gambinos on steroids’ (Operating in the U.S.!!!!)

    01/04/2012 7:33:08 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 3, 2012 | ONATHAN SCHANZER
    It’s hard to uphold a reputation as a devoutly religious terrorist group if you make millions selling cocaine. Just ask Hezbollah. Last month, the US government filed suit against a number of American and Lebanese businesses that allegedly helped bankroll the Lebanese terrorist group. The civil indictment in Manhattan blew the lid off a vast criminal network that included money-laundering, cocaine deals and more — including 30 US car dealerships that helped the group launder cash. As one investigator quipped, Hezbollah is the “Gambinos on steroids.” The indictment charges Hezbollah kingpin Ayman Joumaa with smuggling more than 100 tons of...
  • Andrew Breitbart Announced Release of Damning Obama Video Before His Death [radical college yrs]

    03/03/2012 8:32:26 AM PST · by ETL · 66 replies
    TheGatewayPundit ^ | March 1, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Last month at the CPAC Convention in Washington DC Andrew Breitbart dropped this bomb on Team Obama: Andrew announced, “I’ve got video by the way of Barack Obama from his college years.” Video via Infowars: “I’ve got video from his college days that show you why racial division and class warfare are central to what hope and change was sold in 2008 – the videos are going to come out… The video shows Obama meeting “a bunch of silver pony tails” like Bill and Bernardine Dohrn (Weather Underground members), who radicalized him.”
  • Venezuela ships fuel to war-torn Syria

    02/17/2012 12:59:17 AM PST · by U-238 · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/17/2012 | Reuters
    The government of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is emerging as a rare supplier of diesel to Syria, potentially undermining Western sanctions and helping the Syrian government fuel its military in the middle of a bloody crackdown on civilian protests. A cargo of diesel, which can be used to fuel army tanks or as heating fuel, was expected to arrive at Syria's Mediterranean port of Banias this week, according to two traders and shipping data. The cargo could be worth up to $50 million. Chavez is a vociferous advocate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who face pressure...
  • Activists denounce FBI probe revealed by papers

    06/23/2011 8:47:35 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Daily Chronicle ^ | May 19, 2011 | AMY FORLITI

    MINNEAPOLIS – When Meredith Aby met with members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in 2006, she asked what it would take to get them to stop fighting. Jess Sundin did the same during her trip to Colombia 11 years ago. They returned and openly wrote and spoke about their experiences, while criticizing the U.S. government’s involvement in that country. FBI documents recently found by the anti-war activists suggest the trips may have started an investigation into apparent connections between local activists and radical groups in Colombia and the Middle East. One document says the probe expanded to include...
  • Valerie Jarrett 'Dedicated Her Life' to the Obamas; Plus, More Details from Jodi Kantor's New Book

    01/09/2012 2:28:14 PM PST · by maggief · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Mag ^ | January 9, 2012 | Carol Felsenthal
    Last week, I posted a Q&A with Jodi Kantor, author of The Obamas, a new book about the First Couple. In the interview, which was a continuation of the edited transcript that ran in the January issue of Chicago, the New York Times reporter told me about her encounters with the First Family and what Laura Bush said to Michelle Obama during her tour of the White House. Below is the final part of the conversation, in which Kantor discusses key Chicago figures such as Valerie Jarrett and Desirée Rogers, Barack's time at Columbia University, and Michelle's secret trips to...
  • Columbia University to Offer ‘Occupy 101′ Course

    01/03/2012 11:13:23 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | January 2, 2012 | Doug Powers
    New York University is no longer the only school offering OWS classes. The notion of competition seems so… capitalist… but there it is nonetheless: Columbia University is offering a new course on Occupy Wall Street next semester — sending upperclassmen and grad students into the field for full course credit. The class is taught by Dr. Hannah Appel, who boasts about her nights camped out in Zuccotti Park.
  • Columbia University to offer course credit for attending Occupy Wall Street

    01/03/2012 6:40:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/03/2012 | Tina Korbe
    Hmm. I don't seem to recall news that an Ivy League University offered a course about the Tea Party, but I’m sure I must have just missed it. The Internet is a vast and cavernous space, after all. Nevertheless, it's true: Columbia University plans to offer a new class all about the Occupy movement — taught by Hannah Apel, an Occupy veteran. CBS New York reports: The course begins next semester and will be divided between class work at Columbia’s Morningside Heights campus and fieldwork that will require students to become involved with the Occupy movement outside of the classroom.The...
  • Deaths at Colombian police station bomb blast

    01/02/2012 12:40:00 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies · 1+ views
    al-Jazeera ^ | Sunday, January 1, 2011 | Agencies
    A woman and her baby die in Orito, southwest of Bogota, in a bomb attack that targeted a police station. A bomb has exploded at a police station in southern Colombia, killing two people and injuring at least seven others, the authorities said. Police General Rodofo Palomino said the blast killed the wife of the regional police commander and their eight-month old son. The commander, along with his two-year old son and four other people, were seriously wounded and flown to a Bogota hospital for emergency treatment. Palomino blamed rebels with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) for the attack, and...
  • Dissemination *_is_" Collection

    01/01/2012 2:25:01 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies ^ | 01 January 2012, 11:35 | Aaron Weisburd
    SNIPPET - quote: Dissemination *_is_* collection I always get a kick out of people who tell me I give away intelligence for free. What I do is watch how information moves. Keep in mind that the subject covered on this site are pretty darn esoteric by most standards. What kind of people, for example, even know who Oussama Salhab is? Answers include: Oussama Salhab, his family, friends, associates in and out of Hizballah, people he does business with, spies of various nations, etc. Yep. The barn is free, and so is the food.
  • Colombia's Compromised Courts

    12/12/2011 12:31:57 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-12-2011 | MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY
    American drug warriors cite Colombia as an example of victory in the battle against drug-trafficking criminal networks. Colombians know better. In a Dec. 1 letter to U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Enrique Gomez Hurtado, a Conservative Party member and a former president of the Colombian senate, and Rafael Nieto Navia, a former justice at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and a former magistrate for the International Criminal Tribunal on Yugoslavia and Rwanda, warn that the relative peace Colombia has achieved in recent years is not secure.
  • Digital-Lies (great POL cartoon)

    11/26/2011 6:13:51 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Doha Centre for Media Freedom ^ | Nov 26, 2011 | not stated
    Found this pic after reading an article about a friend of mine from Columbia. She is in the U.S. by political asylum due to death threats for her reporting about the cartels in Columbia.
  • Union Terror Link?

    09/29/2010 6:06:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 29, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Labor Raid: The FBI raids the Chicago home of a local union leader looking for terrorist connections as the union's former chief is investigated for corruption. Why are we not surprised? Thuggery and corruption are not quite synonyms for unionism, but it gets very close when you consider the Service Employees International Union, formerly led by Andy Stern. From being involved in fraudulent voter registration in Texas to beating up Tea Party activists outside town hall meetings in Missouri, SEIU's reputation is well-established. Now we can possibly add a linkage to terrorism. On Friday, the FBI searched eight addresses in...
  • LISTEN TO "MY" SPIRIT ROAR FOR YOU \o/\o/\o/ ! ! !

    11/18/2011 5:40:51 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 11-18-11 | Jedediah
    LISTEN TO "MY" SPIRIT ROAR FOR YOU \o/\o/\o/ ! ! ! Listen to "MY" spirit roar for you my children to do and to walk in MY fullness and not your own for it is in MY righteousness you are saved and walk even now . So go in MY all for you and Listen to the whisper of "MY" spirit for soon it shall become a roar as it did for Daniel in the lions den and I shall quench all the firery darts of the enemy for you as well , for you are MY CHOSEN called and...
  • Something written and published by Obama at Columbia: Breaking the War Mentality

    11/14/2011 2:33:01 PM PST · by airedale · 20 replies
    Sundial via Politico ^ | March 5, 1983 | Barack Obama
    This essay was written by Obama when he was an undergraduate at Columbia before he went on to Harvard Law. Since it was written in March 1983 this was late in his senior year. As we all know no one has found anything from his years at Harvard on the Law Review that would justify his heading up the law review when he was there. I don't have the time to compare them to his two books, but from what I can see they don't track at all. Since it's a PDF file on that page I can't post it...

    11/12/2011 3:26:00 PM PST · by Jedediah · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 11-12-11 | Jedediah
    Supernatural things are coming your way , The stuff dreams are made of but won't fade away \o/ , The supernatural exposed in and through you , Watch now as "I" come into view ! The Ancient of Days The I AM That "IS ONE" ! A Fullness , a Gladness , My Entire Kingdom , For when ever "I" show My Face , There in the midst you shall find "My" Grace , Abounding , Abiding , Sweet and True , The "ALL of ME " all over you ! Genesis 28:10-19 Amplified Bible (AMP) 10And Jacob left Beersheba...
  • FM News/Talk Train Stops In Columbia (SC; another FM talker)

    10/26/2011 10:26:35 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 6 replies ^ | 10/26/11 | Lance Venta
    (Columbia SC) Update 1:00pm: The flip has been made. 100.1 WXBT is now simulcasting 560 WVOC. Original Report 11:45am: Clear Channel Urban “100.1 The Beat” WXBT will begin simulcasting sistern News/Talk 560 WVOC, bringing the AM’s News/Talk lineup to the FM band. The station’s website has begun to make the necessary modifications, showing off the new 100.1 WVOC logo shown above. In the recently released Summer book, WXBT ranked 6th in the market overall with a 5.0 share putting it well ahead of Inner City Broadcasting “Hot 103.9” WHXT’s 3.9. However, this move will help the more profitable WVOC with...
  • Why Did the White House Cancel the Rose Garden Bill Signing Ceremony for the Free Trade Agreements?

    10/21/2011 3:19:52 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 16 replies
    ABC news ^ | Oct 21 2011 | J Tapper
    Why did the White House cancel a Rose Garden bill-signing for the Free Trade Agreements, opting instead for a behind-closed-doors event? On Tuesday, the White House issued a press release announcing that “On Friday, October 21st, President Obama will sign the Korea, Panama and Colombia Free Trade Agreements and the renewal of Trade Adjustment Assistance for workers in the Oval Office before making remarks in the Rose Garden. In his remarks, President Obama will underscore that these trade agreements will significantly boost American exports, support tens of thousands of American jobs and protect labor rights, the environment and intellectual property....
  • Congress passes 3 free trade agreements (Bush signed, Obama delayed 3 yrs)

    10/13/2011 2:05:59 AM PDT · by Clairity · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | Oct 13, 2011 | Jim Abrams
    Congress approved free trade agreements Wednesday with South Korea, Colombia and Panama, ending a four-year drought in the forming of new trade partnerships and giving the White House and Capitol Hill the opportunity to show they can work together to stimulate the economy and put people back to work. Republicans criticized Obama for taking several years to send the agreements, all signed in the President George W. Bush administration, to Congress for final approval. Many among Obama's core supporters, including organized labor and Democrats from areas hit hard by foreign competition, were unhappy that the White House was espousing the...
  • Group Urges More Money to Aid Poor in School ($18K/year in NY should be $23K/year)

    10/10/2011 12:29:46 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 9, 2011 | WINNIE HU
    New York State already outspends the rest of the nation on education, and a group of education experts at Teachers College at Columbia University is calling for it to spend even more. At a conference on Tuesday, the Campaign for Educational Equity, an institute of the college, will make the case that the state, which spends an average of $18,126 annually per student, should also pay for an array of support services outside the classroom that would cost an additional $4,750 annually for every poor student, or millions more every year. “This is not going the cheap way,” said Michael...
  • I Am going to move My sphere of authority into place now upon My Foundation![charismatic caucus]

    10/02/2011 3:24:54 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 10-2-11 | Jedediah
    I Am going to move My sphere of authority into place now upon My Foundation and "TRUTH" shall be its Robe ! Zechariah 4:9 9The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundations of this house; his hands shall also finish it. Then you shall know (recognize and understand) that the Lord of hosts has sent me [His messenger] to you. The unction of My Spirit is something to be followed not ignored ! My blessings flow through My Spirit and Guiding counselor of My very Heart ! So understand this ; To reject My Spirit is to deny Me ,...
  • Ahmadinejad to Dine with Columbia University Students

    09/19/2011 2:04:37 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/9/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Columbia University students will dine with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday in what has become an annual debate on liberalism and terror. University president Lee Bollinger made it clear he will not join the students, following an incorrect report in Fox News, which later issued a correction. Before Fox News corrected the report, the Israel Law Center (Shurat HaDin) sent a warning letter to the university, stating that “Columbia's plan to host a banquet for visiting Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad runs afoul of U.S. anti-terror laws and will subject the university and its officials to both criminal prosecution and...
  • BoCoMo Bay owner arrested after searches

    08/30/2011 9:54:09 PM PDT · by Immerito · 10 replies
    Columbia Tribune ^ | August 29, 2011 | Brennan David
    Law enforcement officers arrested the owner of BoCoMo Bay yesterday after firearms and a large amount of synthetic marijuana were found at his south Columbia home, they said. Approximately 100 firearms along with a large amount of substances believed to be synthetic marijuana were discovered at the home of Kevin E. Bay, 47, at 400 E. Old Plank Road, according to a Boone County Sheriff’s Department news release. Bay operates BoCoMo Bay at 1122 Wilkes Blvd. ***** Bay was arrested on the outstanding warrant from Stoddard County that charges him with six counts of delivery or imitation of a synthetic...
  • Obama: I have it tougher than Abe Lincoln

    08/16/2011 5:35:40 PM PDT · by Justaham · 104 replies ^ | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama said yesterday in Decorah, Iowa, that he absorbs more political criticism than Abraham Lincoln, the assassinated 16th U.S. president, attracted from his Civil War critics. The comment came during a question-and-answer session where one invited audience member asked Obama how he deals with his congressional critics in the GOP. “The Congress doesn’t seem to be a good partner. You said so yourself, they’re more interested in seeing you lose than [seeing] the country win,” the questioner lamented. “Democracy is always a messy business in a big country like this,” Obama responded. “When you listen to what the...
  • Women withhold sex for paved roads

    08/03/2011 4:18:42 PM PDT · by caroline2005nc · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 3, 2011 | Caroline May
    Who says women shouldn’t use sex to get what they want? In the far-away Colombian town of Barbacoas, female residents are making international headlines by withholding sex until the government provides a safe passageway from their village to other towns in the province. The “crossed legs movement” has been going on for the better part of the summer. Barbacoas’ roads in and out of the town are not paved, making travel hazardous, access to medical care difficult, and commodities prices five or six times higher than other areas of the country.
  • US shuttle debris surfaces amid Texas drought

    08/02/2011 4:05:30 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies
    France 24 ^ | 8/2/2011
    A piece of the ill-fated space shuttle Columbia has surfaced in eastern Texas, where a severe drought has dried up a lake and exposed debris from the 2003 accident, NASA said Tuesday. The globe-shaped object that turned up in Lake Nacogdoches, north of Houston, was one of 18 tanks on Columbia that helped power the shuttle, said NASA spokeswoman Lisa Malone. Member of NASA's Columbia Reconstruction Team is pictured at the Kennedy Space Center in 2003 "Late last week, we were contacted by the Nacogdoches sheriff's office letting us know that they had found an item of what they thought...
  • Drought exposes Columbia debris in Lake Nacogdoches

    08/02/2011 6:11:56 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 33 replies ^ | 2 Aug 2011 | Eric Berger
    The state's worst drought since the 1950s has led to the recovery in East Texas of a large piece of debris from space shuttle Columbia, which disintegrated over there nearly a decade ago. Officials in Nacogdoches made the discovery Friday as waters in Lake Nacogdoches receded during a relentless drought that began last October. “The lower water level has exposed a larger than normal area on the northern side of the lake,” said Nacogdoches Police Department Sgt. Greg Sowell. The Nacogdoches officials sent photos to NASA and the space agency confirmed the debris on Tuesday as a fuel tank that...
  • Bridging funding for Colunbia River Crossing (unedited)

    07/26/2011 9:41:02 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 11 replies
    The Columbian ^ | 7/26/2011 | Andrea Damewood
    Washington, Oregon, federal government struggle to determine how to pay for project (Vancouver, WA) Knock aside the steel beams and concrete, and there’s just one thing that the Columbia River Crossing will be built upon: money. And one of the largest public works projects in the Pacific Northwest has an unusual plan to get that money — one that relies on the federal government, two states and local tolls to pay the estimated $2.63 billion to $3.76 billion price tag. The CRC is coming of age in an era where paying for big infrastructure projects is growing increasingly difficult, so...
  • Columbia’s Inner Circle

    07/08/2011 10:47:17 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 6, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Accuracy in Academia’s sister organization, Accuracy in Media, has covered one-quarter of the faculty at the Columbia University School of Journalism and found them wanting. Indeed, it is interesting to compare Columbia’s descriptions of some of these with AIM’s findings: In 2005, AIM editor Cliff Kincaid noted that “Victor Navasky, publisher of The Nation and now chairman of the Columbia Journalism Review, wrote an article for the Los Angeles Times under the headline, ‘Objectivity is Highly Overrated.’ He argued for more “opinion journalism” from the media.” It should be noted that Weather Underground leader Todd Gitlin also hangs his hat...

    06/29/2011 11:44:06 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 31 replies
    This is a very interesting article! Obama: Where are his girl friends????? Where are his girl friends? Strange that none have popped up!!!! Strange to the point of being down right WEIRD! OK.. this is past the ‘birthers’ questions…this is just plain old common sense, no political agendas for either side. Just common knowledge for citizens of a country, especially American citizens, who even know that Andrew Jackson’s wife smoked a corn cob pipe and was accused of adultery, or that Lincoln never went to school or Kennedy wore a back brace or Truman played the piano. We are Americans!...
  • Free Trade Stabilizes Nations, Promotes Economic Growth [Making a Killing]

    06/14/2011 11:33:44 AM PDT · by 92nina · 1 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-06-14 | Kelsey Zahourek
    ...It’s wonderful to see Colombia continuing to make strides in stopping union violence and improving the overall labor situation, but this is something the country has been doing for quite sometime now. Since 2002, homicides of union members have gone down by 90 percent. Additionally, the International Labor Organization has found Colombia to be in compliance with international labor standards. This issue is just another in a long list of excuses Obama has put forth as reasons to stall pending trade agreements. The fact is, stalling the Colombia FTA is doing more harm to the very workers Obama is purportedly...
  • Obama’s Account of New York Years Often Differs From What Others Say (NYT - Flashback 2007)

    06/10/2011 4:59:57 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 18 replies
    NYT ^ | October 30, 2007 | JANNY SCOTT
    Senator Obama, an Illinois Democrat now seeking the presidency, suggests in his book that his years in New York were a pivotal period: He ran three miles a day, buckled down to work and “stopped getting high,” which he says he had started doing in high school. Yet he declined repeated requests to talk about his New York years, release his Columbia transcript or identify even a single fellow student, co-worker, roommate or friend from those years. “He doesn’t remember the names of a lot of people in his life,” said Ben LaBolt, a campaign spokesman. Mr. Obama has, of...
  • Caption this pic... Obama gas station in SC and MI

    05/18/2011 8:10:50 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Here, at Obama, you can pay $5 for Ethanol Gasoline. We also take EBT for all purchases! Here at Obama in Detroit, you can have a senic view of Democratic policies in action while you pay an arm and a leg for gas, again caused by us trying to protect the "environment"
  • Columbia University Awards Top Journalism Prize to Al Jazeera English

    05/05/2011 11:57:42 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 05, 2011 | N/A
    Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism will bestow its highest honor to Al Jazeera English, the university announced Wednesday. The Columbia Journalism Award is given annually during the school's commencement to recognize an individual or organization for "singular journalism in the public interest," according to a press release. It will mark only the second time that the award is being given to an organization. "Al Jazeera English has performed a great service in bringing the English-speaking world in-depth coverage of the turmoil in the Middle East," said Dean Nicholas Lemann. "We salute its determination to get to the heart of...
  • LSU police name suspect in flag burning & theft

    05/05/2011 8:42:18 AM PDT · by topher · 18 replies
    WAFB TV9 ^ | May 5, 2011 | By Heather Mason
    BATON ROUGE, LA (AP) - The LSU Police Department said it is looking for a 23-year-old student accused of burning the American flag and stealing the LSU flag that fly at the LSU War Memorial. An arrest warrant names Isaac Eslava, who holds both US and Colombian citizenship, as a suspect in the case. [Picture of suspect Isaac Eslava
  • Four illegal aliens arrested after allegedly robbing, killing man in Texas

    05/03/2011 8:39:57 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 17 replies ^ | May 1st, 2011 | Dave Gibson
    On Thursday, four Columbian nationals were arrested in a pair of traffic stops carried out by a multi-agency task force in Houston. The suspects have been on the run since allegedly fatally wounding a jewelry salesman on April 17. Fernando Rodriguez-Amaya, 50, Luis Garcia-Campos, 30, Oscar Ruiz Garcia, 38, and Maria Silva, 30, have all been charged with murder and theft and are currently being held in the Walker County Jail. Immigration holds have also been placed on each of the suspects. On the night of April 17, Arif Sayed, 59, was eating his meal at a McDonalds in Huntsville,...
  • Drug submarines: Colombia's underwater cocaine traffic

    04/26/2011 6:39:43 PM PDT · by decimon · 23 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | April 26, 2011 | John Otis
    Colombia is the centre of the world's cocaine trade, and traffickers are always seeking new ways to avoid detection - including going underwater. Nowhere is this more evident than at Colombia's Bahia Malaga naval base, on the Pacific coast. The main pier is packed with captured fishing trawlers and high-speed cigarette boats once favoured by traffickers. But there are also a handful of enclosed vessels with pipes and snorkels sticking out at odd angles. Don't let the unconventional design fool you. These so-called semi-submersibles were built to transport tons of cocaine.
  • In Which I Scoop Donald Trump

    04/26/2011 12:02:40 PM PDT · by NonZeroSum · 45 replies
    Transterrestrial Musings ^ | April 26th, 2011 | Rand Simberg
    I’ve had a document for a while now that I have neither disclosed, or provided to Wikileaks. But now that the Donald seems on the verge of spilling the beans, I’ve decided it’s time to go public, so I can scoop, or “Trump” him (ha ha…). I can’t know for sure whether this is genuine, but in light of the rest of the history that is slowly being revealed, (e.g., by Stanley Kurtz), these Columbia transcripts that the president has refused to release look quite plausible.
  • Donald Trump: Barack Obama too dumb for Ivies

    04/26/2011 2:35:47 AM PDT · by South40 · 51 replies ^ | 4/25/2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Donald Trump is upping the ante against President Barack Obama's legitimacy, raising questions on Monday night about how the president was admitted to two Ivy League schools. Trump openly questioned how Obama, who he said had been a "terrible student," got accepted into Columbia University for undergraduate studies and then Harvard Law School.
  • Trump: Obama a "Terrible Student" Not Good Enough for Harvard

    04/25/2011 3:17:44 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 47 replies
    NBC New York ^ | April 23, 2011 | Beth Fouhy
    Manhattan real estate mogul Donald Trump suggested in an interview Monday that President Barack Obama had been a poor student who did not deserve to be admitted to the Ivy League universities he attended. Trump, who is mulling a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, offered no proof for his claim but said he would continue to press the matter as he has the legitimacy of the president's birth certificate. "I heard he was a terrible student, terrible. How does a bad student go to Columbia and then to Harvard?" Trump said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I'm...
  • Obama would not be here without his scholarship

    04/13/2011 12:02:45 PM PDT · by jdirt · 40 replies
    Fox news ^ | April 13, 2011 | jd
    In Obama's speech today on his tax plan, he mentioned that he would not be here without his scholarship. Does anyone know what scholarship he received and for which college? This is the first I heard of it.