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  • Andrew Klavan: Putin's Secret Message to Obama (video)

    08/07/2014 4:26:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 8-7-2014 | Andrew Klaven
    Putin's Secret Message to ObamaI’m Andrew Klavan and this is the Revolting Truth. Ever since President Obama took office, he’s been making friendly overtures to the Russians, trying to “press the reset button” in relations between our two countries. In 2012, the president was even caught on an open mike promising he’d have more “flexibility” to cave in to Russian demands after he was re-elected. Russian President Vladimir Putin has responded warmly to Obama’s gestures by warmly cheating on our arms treaties, warmly supporting our enemies in Syria, warmly annexing Crimea, and warmly abetting the destruction of a Malaysian airliner...
  • “Unaccompanied Alien Children” Transfers To Your Community (Drops via Grant Trail)

    07/23/2014 8:05:36 AM PDT · by magna carta · 24 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | July 20,2014 | sundance
    Using information within the TAGGS system for Health and Human Services we are able to identify the recipients for Grants specifically designated for “Unaccompanied Alien Children”, or UAC’s.
  • NYC Announces Plan to Equalize Neighborhoods

    05/27/2014 10:17:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 May 2014 | John Semmens
    Concerned that the City is an inhomogeneous hodgepodge with pockets of great wealth in some neighborhoods and squalor in others, newly appointed Housing Preservation and Development Commissar Vicki Been announced a plan to move 80,000 to 120,000 poorer families into middle class neighborhoods. “This way instead of having blight and filth in every direction they might look poorer families will be within easy walking distance of a better kept neighborhood,” Been boasted. “The crimes that plague poorer sections of our City would be more evenly dispersed throughout the whole City. Victims will come from a more broadly representative subset of...
  • Jewish Community Hit by Wave of Anti-Semitic Cyber Attacks

    02/27/2014 12:35:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/27/14 | Adam Kredo
    The Jewish community has been hit by a wave of anti-Semitic cyber attacks that have targeted Jewish organizations and endangered the personal and financial information of their donors and employees, according to a warning delivered this week. Websites operated by top Jewish community organizations across the country have been “hacked and defaced” in growing numbers by groups with both anti-Semitic and criminal agendas, according to the alert sent by the Secure Community Network (SCN), an affiliate of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). The uptick in cyber attacks is particularly challenging for the Jewish community, which is a ripe...
  • 2011 Flashback - Community Reinvestment Act: Separating Fact From Fiction

    02/23/2014 4:39:41 PM PST · by Son House · 13 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | 03/29/2011 | Staff
    FACT: The toothless 1977 regulations fully expired in July 1997, when President Clinton rewrote them to toughen CRA enforcement as part of a crusade to close the "mortgage gap" between blacks and whites. For the first time, banks were required to show results. One of the five performance criteria in the "lending test" — the most heavily weighted component of the CRA exam — was adopting "flexible lending practices" to address the credit needs of poor borrowers in "predominantly minority neighborhoods." Banks that didn't bend their underwriting rules risked flunking the exam. Ex-Federal Reserve Board Gov. Lawrence Lindsey, a staunch...
  • Obama tour covers president's South Side past (& those who knew the young community organizer)

    11/14/2013 4:34:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/11/13 | Kim Geiger
    **SNIP** Next stop was Altgeld Gardens, where Cheryl Johnson told of how a young Obama had trouble being accepted. "Altgeld didn't really accept outsiders, and he was considered an outsider," said Johnson, whose late mother, Hazel Johnson, worked with Obama on infrastructure issues at Altgeld. It was Johnson's mother who helped bring Obama into the community, she said. "He used to come to our house, he used to sit at our kitchen table," Johnson said. "He had such charisma with the community and he always was a laid-back person."
  • Vanity - ACA "In-Person Counselors" Contacting Churches to Hold Meetings.

    10/25/2013 7:31:19 PM PDT · by jettester · 12 replies
    Vanity | Me
    My church has been approached by an ObamaCare "In-Person Counselor" who is "hoping we can work with community oriented organizations in the area in order to get assistance to people who have questions or need help enrolling in an insurance plan...." This guy goes on to say that our County Health Department has received grants to "offer this free service" to those "who are uninsured or unsure what their health coverage options now are." I find it interesting that they are approaching houses of worship to host a "sales meeting" for the ACA - where is the outrage about the...
  • U.S. would only act on Syria with international community: Hagel

    08/26/2013 5:30:33 AM PDT · by don-o · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 26, 2013
    Reuters) - The United States would only take action on Syria in concert with the international community and with legal justification in response to the alleged chemical weapons attacks in Damascus, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Monday. snip "We are analyzing the intelligence. And we will get the facts. And if there is any action taken, it will be concert with the international community and within the framework of legal justification."
  • Bystanders Aid Bicyclist Hit by Car in Tonawanda (Buffalo)

    08/22/2013 6:05:19 PM PDT · by mikrofon · 34 replies
    WBEN 930AM Buffalo NY ^ | 8/22/2013 | wben.com
    Bystanders Aid Bicyclist Hit by Car in Tonawanda Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) A young bicyclist was rescued by a number of onlookers after he was hit by a car at a busy Tonawanda intersection Thursday afternoon. Angelo tells WBEN's Tom Bauerle he was about to make a turn at Sheridan and Delaware when he saw a car hit a young man on a bicycle. "She says he just came in front of her," says Angelo. He cleared the intersection and jumped into action, and was not alone. "It had to be at least a dozen people, everybody, men, women..." described Angelo....
  • Why so Few Black People in Silicon Valley?

    07/31/2013 11:39:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    Metro ^ | July 24, 2013 | Christiana Cobb
    Silicon Valley, one of the country's most diverse melting pots, is inexplicably short on one ingredient: black people. Why?Penny Speight spent much of her childhood trying to find a place to fit in. Raised in her grandmother's home in Stockton, she spent little time outside of school, church and with her family. "I wouldn't say there were a ton of black people," she says of her hometown, "but I was raised by my black family and I was always around them." Her life at home had a soundtrack—grandma approved of Whitney Houston tracks "I Believe in You and Me" and...
  • George Zimmerman Has Done More for the Black Community Than Barack Hussein Obama!

    07/21/2013 9:17:53 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 19 replies
    Self | Stayfree
    George Zimmerman has helped some black youth in his community. Obama, as the occupant of the White House, has never led a summit to deal with the issues of the black community nor has he attempted to assemble black leaders in a unified effort to solve black community problems. Instead, Obama has fueled more racial anger, hatred and division at every opportunity. One has to wonder whether it his white half or his black half that wants to foster more racial divide in America.....
  • Community college professor allegedly tells students: support gay rights or else

    06/19/2013 6:21:11 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-19-2013 | Eric Owens
    A professor at a community college in Tennessee allegedly ordered students in her general psychology class to wear “Rainbow Coalition” ribbons for an entire day to advertise support for the advancement of gay and lesbian political causes. The professor, Linda Brunton, informed her students at Columbia State Community College that opponents of gay marriage are “uneducated bigots” who “attack homosexuals with hate,” reports Fox News Radio. Travis Barham, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative Christian legal organization, has sent a letter to Columbia State’s president on behalf of several students in Brunton’s class. The letter seeks an apology...
  • The Daily Caller presents: The first annual College Stupidity Awards

    06/05/2013 4:34:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-5-2013 | Robby Soave
    ItÂ’s commencement season. College seniors across the country are donning mortarboards, getting misty-eyed and preparing to face the realities of President Barack ObamaÂ’s sparkling economic recovery. The Daily Caller is a little misty-eyed, too, because college students will soon disperse from campuses for a long summer, which likely means far fewer stories about stupid and otherwise outrageous occurrences on campus. The time is right, then, to celebrate the academic year that was. Here are the 20 stupidest, most outrageous and most cringe-worthy campus moments of 2012-13. Florida Atlantic University: Worst university in AmericaWhat an embarrassing year for Florida Atlantic. The...
  • Video: Reporter tells CNN: Gosnell “served the community,” gave free medical care (BARF ALERT)

    04/12/2013 3:45:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life Site ^ | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 12, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life activists on new media have forced the hand of the mainstream media, as CNN has agreed to cover the Kermit Gosnell trial on at least two of its news programs. CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper devoted one segment – the program's last before the weekend – on the trial, beginning at approximately 4:45 p.m. Eastern time. The coverage lasted less than five minutes. Tapper's only guest, Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Joseph Slobodzian, has attended the daily testimony for the newspaper. Tapper referred to the Gosnell trial as “a buried lede,” before telling...
  • Democrats Fully to Blame for Subprime Mortgage Crisis that Caused 2008 Financial Disaster

    12/22/2012 2:54:00 PM PST · by george76 · 46 replies
    Gateway ^ | December 22, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    In his early activist days, Barack Obama the community organizer sued banks to ease lending practices... During his time as a community organizer Barack Obama led several protests against banks to make loans to high risk individuals. ... A new study by the respected National Bureau of Economic Research found that Democrats are to blame for the subprime mortgage crisis. ... Republicans warned Democrats of the impending doom in 2004.
  • NET CALL UPDATED

    11/10/2012 6:36:08 PM PST · by military cop · 22 replies
    Blood, Sweat, Tears | 11/9/2012 | Military Cop
    This post is written in anger and frustration. Angry that we continue to follow the Republican Party’s elite ignorance. A party that continues to pull defeat from the jaws of victory characterized by pompous fools who fulfill the sterotype built by the left. Frustrated that the reality of politics is this: There will be no third party capable of competing with the coalition constructed by the dems. As a result, true conservatives MUST take steps to irradicate the ignorance of the Republican Party while still adhering to the core values of our forefathers (beliefs that I discovered are considered extreme...
  • What Makes Idaho So Sensible? What Are They Drinking?

    09/22/2012 5:39:32 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 65 replies
    Idaho Secretary of State's Office ^ | 17 May 2012 | Idaho SOS
    A friend of mine from a previous life has been lobbying me to move to Idaho before TSHTF. If I could only afford to retire, I'd take him up on it. But I'm gainfully employed now and need the income.Next, he sends me a transcript of Idaho Primary Election Results to prove even the lowest vote candidate in most GOP primaries still gets more votes than all total votes in the Democrat primary. How can a state so big and so geographically dispersed have such uncommonly common sense?
  • Time for Flying the Flag again!

    09/16/2012 12:43:40 PM PDT · by WVKayaker · 21 replies
    Association of the US Army ^ | unknown | Howard Schnauber
    I Am the Flag I am the flag of the United States of America. My name is Old Glory. I fly atop the world's tallest buildings. I stand watch in America's halls of justice. I fly majestically over institutions of learning. I stand guard with power in the world. Look up and see me. I stand for peace, honor, truth and justice. I stand for freedom. I am confident. I am arrogant. I am proud. When I am flown with my fellow banners, My head is a little higher, My colors a little truer. I bow to no one! I...
  • How to vote more than Ed Schultz in November (Humor?)

    07/27/2012 11:21:11 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 1 replies
    The Millhouse Bag of Dirty Tricks | before | me
    We can’t do much to change the system before the November vote, so here’s the plan … Just in case the independents swing back left, here's how to win big in November... > First, explain to your employer that you have pledged the weeks leading up to the election to get out the vote. Be bold. Ask your employer for a matching financial contribution. There will be a lot of gas to pay for. If your employer is a conservative Republican, conclude the discussion with the secret society handshake. If your employer is a RINO or Democrat you should make...
  • You don't have a vocation in the Worcester Diocese unless you place community above truth?

    05/29/2012 8:19:13 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 3 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | May 29, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Dr. Dietrich von Hildebrand reminds us, in his essay entitled "Is Unity among the Faithful the Highest Value?," that, "There is another great danger which goes together with the distortion of love of neighbor: the danger of putting community above truth, and of implicitly making peace the highest value. Unfortunately this tendency to regard community as more important than truth is very widespread in the holy Church today. The first great error which we find here is the separation of community from truth. All genuine community among men presupposes that they encounter one another in a certain realm of goods....
  • Video: “Are you a community leader? Do you want to help local schools?"

    02/11/2012 5:57:51 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 45 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb. 2, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    One of the sad things about our country, for my money, is that our big shots, our movers and shakers, have become too passive. We especially see this in education. Our community leaders (in business, politics, the military, or whatever) should stand up to the Education Establishment and shout: “You are doing a lousy job! Millions of kids can’t even read.” But these “leaders” don’t seem to have a word to say. I can’t figure out whether our big shots have been intimidated by professors of education. That’s pathetic. Or our whole society has gotten old and lazy? That’s scary....
  • President Obama: “The Work I’ve Done With LGBT Community, I Think, Is Just Profoundly American”

    02/10/2012 4:04:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Blue Grass Pundit ^ | 2/10/12 | Blue Grass Pundit
    Founding fathers rolling over in their graves in 3..2..1..
  • Catholic Word of the Day: BEGUINES01-31-12

    01/31/2012 8:52:46 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 01-31-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):BEGUINES Communities of lay women founded in the Netherlands in the twelfth century. Devoting themselves to the care of the disabled and poor, they lived a semi-monastic life, free to own property and return to the world at their pleasure. Each residence of two or three persons was called a béguinage, a self-supporting unit with a chapel in the enclosure for general use. Without a common rule or superiors, some adopted the regulations of the third order of St. Francis. They greatly influenced the lives of the people for good, especially in educational and charitable works,...
  • Back to the future.

    12/09/2011 5:10:03 PM PST · by Lowell1775 · 5 replies
    Open Source Survival ^ | 12-8-2011 | Brother Rat
    Revisiting the resilient lifestyle… Things finally collapse, and you go to the basement, start digging out survival gear and freeze dry food. You gather the family around the radio, shotgun in hand and begin worrying about how long the “stuff” will last. OR You get up at six AM as usual, open a bag of your favorite coffee, mixing it 50/50 with the chickory root you gathered in the summer. Opening the spout on the Big Berkey water filter, you fill the percolator you picked up at a yard sale, for 2 bucks. You set the coffee on the woodstove...
  • ACORN Visits Obama White House

    12/08/2011 5:42:18 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 12.8.11 @ 6:08AM | By Matthew Vadum
    Leaders of the resurrected radical group ACORN are lobbying the Obama administration in what appears to be a concerted effort to game the electoral system to help Democrats, new evidence suggests. At least five Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now leaders have visited the White House this year alone. One of those ACORN officials has been involved in vetting Department of Justice hires who may help to enforce the voter fraud-enabling National Voting Rights Act (NVRA), also known as the Motor-Voter law. The Department has come under fire for refusing to enforce Section 8, which requires states to remove...
  • Barack Obama Led #OccupyChicago – Circa 1988 [Surprise, surprise...]

    10/25/2011 12:58:48 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 6 replies
    Big Government ^ | OCTOBER 25, 2011 | Joel B. Pollak
    Obama at anti-war protest, 2002 (Source: Verum Serum) Just twenty or so years ago, Barack Obama wouldn’t just have supported the Occupy protests. He would have organized them. From Stanley Kurtz’s essential Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism, pp. 117-8: In fact, Obama personally helped plan one of UNO’s most confrontational actions of the eighties [in 1988]: a break-in meant to intimidate a coalition of local business and neighborhood leaders into dropping a landfill expansion deal. We know of Obama’s involvement in this demonstration only because his supporters in 2008 felt it necessary to rebut charges...
  • Figures. COMMUNIST LEADER Cheered at Occupy Chicago is ALSO an OBAMA ORGANIZER

    10/17/2011 4:53:03 PM PDT · by cutty · 8 replies
    TheGatewayPundit. ^ | October 17, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    On Saturday night thousands of Occupy Chicago protesters cheered the communists as they spoke at the rally and march in downtown Chicago ... That’s right. The communist leader is also an organizer for Obama’s re-election campaign.
  • Rep. Waters: Obama ‘got carried away’ (friction between the black community and Hussein)

    09/27/2011 9:56:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/26/11 | Alicia M. Cohn, Daniel Strauss and Mike Lillis
    Rep. Waters: Obama ‘got carried away’By Alicia M. Cohn, Daniel Strauss and Mike Lillis 09/26/11 09:19 PM ET Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) on Monday tried to downplay friction between the black community and President Obama but warned the president might have gotten “carried away” in remarks made over the weekend. Waters, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), appeared in a number of media interviews on Monday following Obama’s speech to the CBC Gala on Saturday, where the president told the audience to “stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying.” Waters said that there was room for improvement in the...
  • Dollar to drop on S&P move; safe-haven demand seen

    08/07/2011 3:57:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 8/7/11 | Saikat Chatterjee
    The U.S. dollar may weaken and Treasury yields rise when Asian markets reopen on Monday, though any selling in response to ratings agency S&P's downgrade of the United States is likely to be tempered by the escalating crisis in the euro zone. The S&P cut in the U.S. long-term credit rating by a notch to AA-plus is an unprecedented blow and results from concerns about the nation's budget deficits and climbing debt burden. It called the outlook "negative," signaling another downgrade is possible in the next 12 to 18 months. "The initial reaction will be a high degree of uncertainty...
  • Church is not something we do, it's what we're called to be

    06/25/2011 2:27:16 PM PDT · by WriteStuff · 7 replies
    PointMan ^ | 06/25/2011 | Todd Fitchette
    I stumbled upon an encouraging blog some time ago and have enjoyed reading it ever since. The blog’s author is a pastor in the Midwest and has an excellent way of writing and pointing to God’s truth. Reading this today I had a couple thoughts. The first took me to James 2 where James writes: “You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless?” The second thought takes me to Hebrews...
  • Argentina's Jewish community wins injunction against Google over anti-Semitic websites

    05/18/2011 9:23:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    haaretz ^ | 5/18/11 | Haaretz Service
    DAIA request for the injunction lists some 76 websites which it says are 'highly discriminatory,' including some which deny the Holocaust. The umbrella organization of Argentina's Jewish community, DAIA, has won an injunction against Google, preventing the world's most popular search engine from "suggesting" anti-Semitic and racist websites to its users. The presiding judge at the Buenos Aires court, Dr. Molina Portela, also ruled that Google cannot run adverts on these websites, which are illegal under Argentine law. The DAIA request for the injunction listed some 76 websites which it described as "highly discriminatory," including some which deny the Holocaust...
  • What was God thinking?

    05/01/2011 1:58:52 PM PDT · by WriteStuff · 29 replies
    PointMan ^ | 05/01/2011 | Todd Fitchette
    Have you ever stopped to think about the Genesis account of creation in light of God’s own admission that something wasn’t good? After all, we see in Genesis 1 that after everything God created he declared it “good,” culminating with the creation of man, which He called “very good.” So why in chapter 2, verse 18 does God admit that something is “not good?”
  • When did Christian community become obsolete?

    05/01/2011 1:55:29 PM PDT · by WriteStuff · 11 replies
    PointMan ^ | 05/01/2011 | Todd Fitchette
    My best friend’s name is Steve. We’ve known each other since high school in the late 70’s. How this fits into topics I’ve already covered has to do with what happened in our lives over a 12-month period a few years ago. After the collapse of my marriage and the ensuing divorce Steve was there for me.
  • Keeping the Dream Alive: President Obama's Work with the African American Community (WTF!)

    04/09/2011 8:37:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    White House ^ | 4/08/11 | Michael Blake
    Keeping the Dream Alive: President Obama's Work with the African American CommunityPosted by Michael Blake on April 08, 2011 at 10:30 AM EDT On Wednesday, April 6th, the National Action Network kicked off its 20th anniversary convention, celebrating "20 years of struggle, 20 years of progress, 20 years of shaping history." During the day, four Cabinet members--Education Secretary Duncan, Attorney General Holder, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan--spoke to convention attendees about how the Obama Administration has been working with the African American community. That night, President Obama spoke at the Keepers of the Dream Awards Gala....
  • Small town launches its own stimulus: a local currency

    01/18/2011 1:00:23 AM PST · by thecodont · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | January 15, 2011 | By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
    Reporting from North Fork, Calif. — Located almost in the dead center of California, North Fork is like a lot of other rural outposts: It's losing businesses and hopes for a turnaround. But there's nothing typical about the town's biggest booster, Josh Freeman. His efforts to resuscitate this tiny town include launching a local currency emblazoned with butterflies and hummingbirds in a bid to keep wealth in the community.
  • Ann Coulter: INVESTIGATE THIS! [financial crisis, Democrat hacks running Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac]

    01/05/2011 10:04:44 PM PST · by RonDog · 25 replies
    www.anncoulter.com ^ | January 5, 2011 | Ann Coulter
    INVESTIGATE THIS!by Ann CoulterJanuary 5, 2011The Republicans are back in charge in the House of Representatives this week, and not a moment too soon! Forget "stimulus" bills and "shovel-ready" bailouts (for public school teachers, who need shovels for what they're teaching), the current financial crisis, which is the second Great Depression, was created slowly and methodically by Democrat hacks running Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over the past 18 years. As even Obama's treasury secretary admitted in congressional hearings, "Fannie and Freddie were a core part of what went wrong in our system." And if it's something Tim Geithner...
  • Acid-Suppressive Drugs Linked to Pneumonia

    12/21/2010 11:08:09 AM PST · by LucyT · 29 replies · 2+ views
    MedPageToday ^ | December 20, 2010 | Crystal Phend, Senior Staff Writer
    Acid-reflux suppressing drugs may modestly boost the risk of both community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia, according to a meta-analysis. Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use predicted a 27% elevated risk of pneumonia overall (95% confidence interval 1.11 to 1.46), Chun-Sick Eom, MD, MPH, of Seoul National University Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, and colleagues found.
  • Florida Election Day Thread

    11/02/2010 5:28:09 AM PDT · by Bowtie52 · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Nov. 2 2010 | Bowtie
    Voting in Central Florida was quite a sight when the polls opened at 07:00. Still dark, the voting place was a local library. At the door was a poll watcher who had been doing this for twenty plus years, he commented that he had never seen a line form in this quiet, semi bedroom community. He was happy to see a couple of voters show up, per hour, throughout the day during elections past. When the polls opened, there were twenty plus people, already in line to vote. The system went smoothly and everyone had an eye toward anything that...
  • U.S. Companies Are at Risk of Spying by Their Own Workers

    10/18/2010 6:18:49 AM PDT · by Palter · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 17 Oct 2010 | CHRISTOPHER DREW
    Huang Kexue, federal authorities say, is a new kind of spy. For five years, Mr. Huang was a scientist at a Dow Chemical lab in Indiana, studying ways to improve insecticides. But before he was fired in 2008, Mr. Huang began sharing Dow’s secrets with Chinese researchers, authorities say, then obtained grants from a state-run foundation in China with the goal of starting a rival business there. Now, Mr. Huang, who was born in China and is a legal United States resident, faces a rare criminal charge — that he engaged in economic espionage on China’s behalf. Law enforcement officials...
  • Clooney asks Obama for commitments on Sudan

    10/14/2010 1:02:37 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 12 2010 | Unknown
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama met with activist-actor George Clooney at the White House on Tuesday to discuss U.S. involvement in Sudan ahead of a critical election early next year in Africa's largest nation. Clooney recently returned from Sudan, and is asking the U.S. and world community to use international pressure and robust diplomacy to prevent violence ahead of the Jan. 9 election. The election is an independence referendum on south Sudan that is likely to split the country in two, and there are fears that the vote could lead to a new outbreak of north-south civil war.<>
  • How to win big in November (humor)

    08/30/2010 3:39:05 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 2 replies
    http://www.poserindex.com ^ | 8/30/2010 | Self
    Humor … Just in case the independents swing back left, here's how to win big in November... > First, explain to your employer that you have pledged the weeks leading up to the election to get out the vote. Be bold. Ask your employer for a matching financial contribution. There will be a lot of gas to pay for. If your employer is a conservative Republican, conclude the discussion with the secret society handshake. If your employer is a RINO or Democrat you should make sure your eyes are watering. Just think about all of the paid time off you...
  • Indianapolis community organizers bait law enforcement officer with fake fight

    08/03/2010 7:12:02 PM PDT · by Steve495 · 18 replies · 221+ views
    Radio Vice Online ^ | Aug. 3, 2010 | Steve McGough
    If there are tensions between urban police departments and the African-American community, this kind of stuff won’t help one bit. An Indianapolis police officer was invited to give a presentation at a youth symposium where organizers staged a fight to see how the [white] officer would react. Full story...
  • Princeton agrees to community identification cards for illegal immigrants

    05/17/2010 11:19:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 464+ views
    nj.com ^ | 5/17/10 | The Star-Ledger Continuous News Desk
    PRINCETON -- The borough and the township have agreed to have a May 22 start for advocates for immigrants to issue community identification cards, according to a report in The New York Times. The report said at least six city governments across the the U.S. endorse or issue photo identification cards to residents who are illegal immigrants. Similar programs are operating in Trenton and Asbury Park.
  • Australian Troops Facilitate Afghan Community Talks

    05/15/2010 8:59:09 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 244+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | Australian Government Department of Defence
    For the first time in more than a year, southern Baluchi Valley residents have been able to speak with Afghan Government representatives about their local needs. The discussion was made possible by the increased level of security delivered by Operation Jenub Fayda, a partnership between 1st Mentoring Task Force (MTF-1) and Afghan National Army (ANA) 4th Brigade, which concluded just ten days before. Commanding Officer of the Brisbane-based MTF-1, Lieutenant Colonel Jason Blain said that the efforts of MTF-1 and ANA soldiers in the southern Baluchi Valley have directly contributed to greater community engagement with the Afghan Government. "We facilitated...
  • Balad servicemembers strengthen bonds with community, Iraqi children

    04/29/2010 5:11:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 153+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Airman 1st Class Allison M. Boehm, USAF
    4/29/2010 - JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq (AFNS) -- e first Iraqi Kids Day of the year here served as part of the ongoing base effort to positively engage the local populace April 24. Although past events of this kind had an underlying theme to teach the children about health and safety, this event was held for one purpose, to have fun. Thirty-four children from a local orphanage were bussed on base to play games, share culture and enjoy friendships. "These kids are so, animated it's funny," said Tech. Sgt. Amy Shanty, a volunteer at the event from the 332nd Expeditionary...
  • Security forces help promote Iraqi community policing

    04/15/2010 6:27:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 180+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Senior Airman Jarrod R. Chavana, USAF
    4/15/2010 - QARAYT AR RUFUSH, Iraq (AFNS) -- Security forces members patrolled the area here April 4 to increase proficiency in the Iraqi police and increase the community's confidence in them and the government of Iraq. Airmen from the 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces Det. 2 trained and coached the local Iraqi police per the request of the local police commander. During this mission, the Airmen trained the police in community policing and mentored them during a patrol through a village that had recently been the target of multiple terrorist attacks. "These patrols teach the IPs how to interact with the...
  • ACORN disbanding because of money woes, scandal Comments

    03/23/2010 5:19:32 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 24 replies · 462+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | March 23, 2010
    The once mighty community activist group ACORN announced Monday it is folding amid falling revenues -- six months after video footage emerged showing some of its workers giving tax tips to conservative activists posing as a pimp and prostitute. "It's really declining revenue in the face of a series of attacks from partisan operatives and right-wing activists that have taken away our ability to raise the resources we need," ACORN spokesman Kevin Whelan said. Several of its largest affiliates, including ACORN New York and ACORN California, broke away this year and changed their names in a bid to ditch the...
  • American servicemembers help bring education to Afghan community

    03/08/2010 5:06:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 45+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Tech. Sgt. Renni Thornton, USAF
    3/8/2010 - KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- The American Provincial Reconstructive Team in Zabul and 451st Air Expeditionary Wing leaders joined the provincial governor and community leaders as they gathered for the ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 25 of the newly-built all-boys Sheik Mati High School and dormitory here. The 240-bed facility will be home to young men as they attend the school built in 2009. Provincial Governor Mohammad Ashraf Naseri, who officiated the event, said he is pleased with the recent successes in the community. "We are excited and the community is very receptive to have the school," Governor Naseri said....
  • 2010 Newport Oregon Seafood Wine Fest/Vanity

    02/28/2010 9:29:31 PM PST · by Global2010 · 8 replies · 206+ views
    vanity | Feb 2010 | vanity
    Give a man a Fish and feed him for the Day. Teach him how to fish.... This was he verse running through our minds. King Vanity and I used our newly aquired private shuttle bus to volenteer in our community. Our City of Newport allowed us to shuttle Seafood/Wine fest folks via a 3 day taxi permit. What a wonderful exp. King Vanity was able to work for two days as the co-pilot as we picked folks up/dropped them of as private door to door drops in he largest for non profit event for our community of the year. So...
  • Anchor Point vigilantes nab suspects; troopers investigating (AK)

    02/19/2010 11:20:31 AM PST · by Species8472 · 16 replies · 928+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | February 19th, 2010 | JAMES HALPIN
    Alaska State Troopers are investigating the actions of a pair of vigilantes alleged to have made forcible citizens arrests of two young fugitives accused in a series of burglaries in the Anchor Point area over the past two months. The fugitives, a boyfriend and girlfriend duo, were served up for troopers, who found them bound with zip ties and disarmed of the weapons they were believed to have stolen during at least nine burglaries perpetrated since December. Items stolen from the cabin of Mark Cocke, who would later be involved in the citizen's arrest on Monday, included a Ruger .44...