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  • Experts: Trump’s Conflict-of-Interest With His D.C. Hotel Raises Impeachment Concerns

    11/21/2016 12:25:34 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 72 replies
    LawNewz ^ | 11-21-16 | Rachel Stockman
    Steven Schooner, a law professor at George Washington University, raised serious legal concerns about Donald Trump and his on-going interest in Trump International Hotel in Washington DC, especially after a report in the Washington Post said that foreign diplomats felt pressure to stay there. He's not the only legal expert to raise constitutional questions.
  • Are the U.S. and China Headed Towards a Naval War in Asia?

    09/29/2016 4:53:58 PM PDT · by cba123 · 11 replies
    The National Interest ^ | September 29, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    The United States does not have a coherent strategy to deal with a rising People's Republic of China in the Western Pacific. Nor do foreign policy experts specializing in the Asia-Pacific region have a concrete set of ideas to coax an increasingly assertive Beijing into accepting the U.S.-led post-Second World War liberal-institutional world order or to reassert Washington's dominance in the region. It is becoming increasingly clear that China hopes to chart its own course independent of the existing Western frameworks as Beijing reaffirms its claims to the South China Sea and continues to build artificial islands in the region,...
  • VANITY- Why Charlotte is Rioting: “Constant conflict is actually often good politics" - Clinton

    09/21/2016 9:14:51 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 57 replies
    Clonton quote | Sept 21,2016 | Clinton quote
    “Constant conflict is actually often good politics, because the more you can inflame your supporters the more likely they are to show up at Election Day,” Clinton said on Monday, according to CNN. Not Fox News! Not Breitbart! Politico! http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/bill-clinton-government-shutdown-president-obama-98310.html?hp=l2
  • Beijing ready to confront Washington if it intervenes in S.China Sea dispute

    07/05/2016 12:15:01 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    RT ^ | 07/05/16
    Beijing must prepare to make the US “pay a cost it can’t stand” if it intervenes in the South China Sea dispute by force, a state newspaper editorial has warned, days before a court at The Hague rules on the territorial row between China and the Philippines. The American military build-up in the South China Sea, including the deployment of two carrier strike groups, comes in defiance of China’s vital interests and represents “a direct threat to national security,” the state-run Global Times said in strongly-worded editorials in its Chinese and English editions on Tuesday.  Beijing should accelerate developing its...
  • Fresh Niger Delta Attacks Could Send Oil Prices Up

    07/05/2016 10:11:41 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 2 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 05-07-2016 | Niger Deltans
    The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) were a major driver of the rally in oil markets over the past several months, as the outage of roughly 600,000 barrels per day helped push up crude oil prices. In June, a 30-day ceasefire between the NDA and the Nigerian government led to a few weeks of relative calm, and Nigeria’s oil minister said that the country was able to bring back a large chunk of the disrupted supply, bringing output up from 1.4 million barrels per day to 1.9 mb/d at the end of June, but still down from the 2.2 mb/d Nigeria...
  • Temple Mount

    04/27/2016 1:44:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Primack News ^ | 27/4/16 | Eleutheria5
    Here's my debut broadcast. The fun continues.
  • First “Illegal” Shipment Of Oil Leaves Eastern Libya

    04/27/2016 11:52:15 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 4 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 27-04-2016 | Slav
    A cargo of 650,000 barrels of crude left the Libyan port of Hariga yesterday, in the eastern part of the conflict-torn country, sparking what promises to be another phase in the conflict as the Islamic-leaning government in Tripoli vows to block the maneuver. This premature attempt at crude oil exports could have huge implications for international efforts to unite the country under the new Government of National Accord (GNA), which was formed with UN support, because eastern Libya is controlled by a government based in Tobruk, which has not yet recognized the GNA of Fayez Serraj.
  • Could Sabotage Cause A Surge In Oil Prices?

    04/26/2016 3:22:22 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 12 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 26-04-2016 | Dwayne Purvis
    Hidden among the ballyhoo about a collaborative freeze in production growth, a less visible but far more effective dynamic has affected, and likely will affect, oil supply and price: military intervention. There have always been three routes out of the unsustainably low prices: natural decline/growth of supply/demand, collaboration constraints on supply, and military conflict. Since January, while the talk of a growth freeze had no effect whatsoever on actual supply, the natural decline/growth did reduce the overhang by a couple of hundred thousand barrels of oil per day. Meanwhile, two little-discussed and less-understood military interventions took a combined 900,000 bopd...
  • ISIS Tries To Sow Chaos In Libya To Scare Oil Workers Away

    04/18/2016 4:11:35 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 4 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 18-04-2016 | Moammar
    As Libya wrangles over who is going to control its oil, the Islamic State is closing in, using sporadic attacks designed to rattle nerves and force oil-field evacuations or worker strikes out of fear. In recent months, ISIS has deployed a large number of fighters at several oil fields, and has been planning attacks on foreign workers as well as oil wells. In February 2015, one of the ISIS-inspired attacks on the Mabruk field killed nearly 12 people including four foreign nationals. In early January, ISIS launched an attack on the Es-Sidra and Ras Lanuf oil export terminals in the...
  • Obama: Israeli-PA conflict won't be resolved during my tenure

    03/23/2016 5:15:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/3/16 | Elad Benari
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday expressed pessimism over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict being resolved during his tenure. Speaking during a visit to Argentina and quoted by The Associated Press, Obama said the conflict has been going for 60 years and would not be resolved in the next nine months. The comments come as he was asked at a town hall with young Argentinians whether it's possible to create a "bi-national state" containing leadership from both sides, according to AP. Obama replied and said he doesn't believe a "one-state solution" or divided government would be stable because there is so much distrust...
  • Who Paid Hillary How Much For Those Speeches? Here’s The List

    03/21/2016 6:32:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 54 replies
    We thought you’d like to know. If you’re wondering who paid Hillary Clinton, and how much they paid her from 2013-2015, to give speeches, we’ve got the list for you right here. Come one, come all, see who has Hillary Clinton in their back pocket.
  • The Rationale Behind Russia’s Withdrawal From Syria

    03/17/2016 9:35:48 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 7 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 17-03-2016 | Berk`
    As reported around the world, Russia’s decision to greatly reduce its military presence in Syria, coming as it did with little warning, has left the world struggling for explanations. After having rescued the Syrian Government’s position in Syria from certain defeat and securing a partial truce along with the onset of an imminent peace conference, the partial withdrawal is seen by many as a message to the Assad government to not take Russia’s military aid for granted, and to be more flexible in the upcoming peace negotiations. If we assume that all wars are essentially trade wars grown large, and...
  • Planned Parenthood Board Member Works in Office of D.A. Who Is Prosecuting Pro-Life Investigator

    01/27/2016 4:23:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Christian News ^ | 1/27/16 | Heather Clark
    **SNIP** There have also been concerns following the discovery that a prosecutor in the Harris County district attorney's Division of Criminal Family Law also serves as a director on the board of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast. According to reports, Lauren Reeder told District Attorney Devon Anderson earlier this year about her work with the abortion giant in order to be "transparent." However, she also said that she didn't see a conflict of interest in the situation. "I don't think there's any conflict in my dual roles in two separate organizations," Reeder told reporters.
  • U.S. and Iran Both Conflict and Converge

    09/14/2015 2:37:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 9/13/15 | TIM ARANGO, DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    **SNIP** But though the United States and Iran each face domestic pressures against closer relations, some analysts see a more collaborative relationship as an inevitable if uneasy consequence of the negotiations leading up to the nuclear deal — despite the insistence of leaders on either side that the American-brokered agreement would be limited to Iran’s nuclear program. “Both the Iranian and American governments are going to approach expanded dialogue very gingerly,” said James Dobbins, a senior follow at the RAND Corporation. “But there will still be a gradual increase in at least communication between the two governments on areas beyond...
  • Here We Go

    06/18/2015 10:06:07 AM PDT · by redpoll · 59 replies
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    Here we go. The perfect incident just took place last night for creating chaos, conflict, and division when Dylann Storm Root decided to channel his inner Satan to slaughter innocent people praying at a church. Unlike the predecessors in the Soviet Union, China, and various fascist regimes during the past century, our leftists usually don't concoct phony incidents to propel their agenda. They wait, patiently, sometimes for years, waiting for an incident which can be used to promote their agenda. The agenda right now is fundamental transformation, and transformation is a revolutionary action that requires angry, focused masses gathered to...
  • The Evolution Of The Oil Weapon

    06/01/2015 10:30:49 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 3 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 01-06-2015 | Oilwarfare
    In the age of derivatives, swaps, and electronic money transfers, a new form of warfare has emerged: financial warfare. Recently, the US has passed sanctions on countries such as Syria, Venezuela, and North Korea , but the majority of energy related sanctions passed have been targeted at Iran and Russia. An estimated 68 percent of Russia’s government revenue is derived from oil and gas exports, while 80 percent of Iran’s revenue comes from oil exports. That presents a very large target for the use of financial weapons.
  • Huma Abedin's job arrangement under Hillary Clinton investigated by State Dept. IG

    04/10/2015 12:41:07 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-10-15 | Stephen Dinan
    The State Department’s inspector general has agreed to investigate the program that allowed former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton to hire one of her key advisors, Huma Abedin, for government work even as she was also employed by a private firm, a senator revealed Friday. Inspector General Steve A. Linick also said he wasn’t aware of Mrs. Clinton’s or Ms. Abedin’s use of a non-government email account to conduct official business, and said that’s generally been frowned upon at the department. He pointed to a 2012 report that instructed an embassy to stop using a commercial email system as evidence. And...
  • Satrapy Fishing in the Yemen

    04/01/2015 3:14:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Cliff May
    Three years ago, film-goers were treated to “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” which critic Kenneth Turan called a “pleasant fantasy” about the Middle East. Today, of course, Yemen is the hub of a bloody conflict, one which President Obama persists in viewing with equal unreality. Most obviously: Yemen is not, as the administration has touted, a “success” brought about by its “smart diplomacy.” Most importantly: Iran has a plan. Yemen is a vital component. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sees that. So does Saudi King Salman (and no, I will not dwell on the pun). His foreign minister, Saud al-Faisal,...
  • Evolution: 24 Myths and Misconceptions

    02/16/2015 9:01:33 AM PST · by JimSEA · 45 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 4/16/2008 | Michael LePage
    If you think you understand it, you don't know nearly enough about it It will soon be 200 years since the birth of Charles Darwin and 150 years since the publication of On the Origin of Species, arguably the most important book ever written. In it, Darwin outlined an idea that many still find shocking - that all life on Earth, including human life, evolved through natural selection. Darwin presented compelling evidence for evolution in On the Origin and, since his time, the case has become overwhelming. Countless fossil discoveries allow us to trace the evolution of today's organisms from...
  • John Bolton: ‘The World's Descending Into Chaos’ Under Obama

    08/06/2014 8:56:02 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8-6-2014 | Bradford Thomas
    Bradford Thomas August 6-2014 On Fox Business Wednesday, former ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton declared that under the president’s ineffective leadership, “the world’s descending into chaos” and if America continues to pull back internationally, "you're going to have anarchy increasing." Speaking with host Stuart Varney, Bolton first discussed Vladimir Putin’s hostile strategy in Ukraine and Europe, including increasing the number of Russian troops at the border and conducting cyber-warfare against several European countries—“aggressive” tactics to which Bolton saw no end in sight. Varney then transitioned to the recent WSJ/NBC poll that presents damning numbers about the American people’s...
  • One round trip to Gaza, Please

    07/22/2014 10:09:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Despite their reluctance, the Israelis are back in Gaza -- for the third time in a decade, and for who knows how many times to come. It's become almost a regularly scheduled round trip by now. Their reluctance is understandable; Gaza has been a trap since the old days. Specifically, the Old Testament days. ("The Philistines are upon thee, Samson!" --Judges 16:20.) All of which may explain why the Israelis didn't invade this time until Hamas rejected their (and the Egyptians') repeated offers of a truce. Now they're back to block the tunnels Hamas was using, or rather planning...
  • Judge rules in favor of NBC in George Zimmerman's defamation lawsuit [Same judge as trial]

    06/30/2014 8:11:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    NBC ORLANDO ^ | 6/30/14
    Judge Debra Nelson has ruled in favor of NBC in a defamation lawsuit filed by George Zimmerman. Zimmerman filed the lawsuit in December 2012, saying NBC aired an edited version of the call he made to 911 right before his confrontation with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin...
  • CBS News Denies Conflict of Interest over Exec’s Familial Ties to White House

    05/01/2014 5:33:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/1/14 | Josh Feldman
    Former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson has made the media rounds claiming that network management was not exactly happy she was covering stories critical of the Obama administration. When new Benghazi information was made public this week, CBS News covered the new details (with a disclosure that Ben Rhodes, the Obama administration official at the center of the controversy, is the brother of CBS News President David Rhodes). However, some conservative sites still claimed a serious conflict of interest, with the Heritage Network blog and the Washington Free Beacon picked up on the familial connection.
  • Pro-Russian Ukrainian Jews Express Support For Military Incursion in Crimea

    03/04/2014 4:00:40 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Jewish Daily Forward ^ | 3/4/14 | Cnaan Liphshiz
    Shortly after Russian soldiers occupied the Crimean city of Sevastopol last week, Leah Cyrlikova took her two children out for an afternoon stroll in a city park. When they passed a group of soldiers, they stopped to have a friendly chat and pose with them for photos. While many Ukrainian Jews have strongly condemned the Russian military incursion into Crimea, others see the intervention as restoring order in the wake of a violent revolution that overthrew the pro-Russian government of President Viktor Yanukovych. “I feel safer with them around,” said Cyrlikova, a Jewish Ukrainian who has lived in Sevastopol for...
  • 7 Most Corrupt Countries in the World

    01/06/2014 9:35:29 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Wall Street Cheat Sheet ^ | 12/12/13 | Kurtis Droge
    Corruption is often cited as one of the biggest problems in governments across the world. Though many would like to dismiss it as a third-world problem or as an issue associated with the mobsters and gangsters of yesteryear, corruption is alive and kicking in more countries than you might think. Transparency International’s study of corruption found that two-thirds of the world’s nations scored below 50 on their corruption index, with the worst possible score being a 0 and the best, 100. While many developed countries posted fine scores — Denmark and New Zealand led the way, tied at 91 —...
  • Fight breaks out near Santa's booth at Mall St. Matthews (Louisville, KY)

    12/25/2013 8:43:09 AM PST · by Bratch · 56 replies
    WAVE3 News ^ | December 24, 2013 | Joey Brown and Natalia Martinez
    <p>LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A fight broke out near Santa's booth at Mall St. Matthews on Christmas Eve while a WAVE 3 News camera was rolling.</p> <p>"Two girls, just going at it," one witness said.</p> <p>"I just heard everybody screaming for security," Max Carter recalled.</p>
  • Bill Clinton: Conflict is ‘good politics’

    10/16/2013 3:18:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/15/13 | TAL KOPAN
    Former President Bill Clinton is weighing in on the government shutdown, saying the problem is that “constant conflict” can be a big advantage for politicians at the ballot box. “Constant conflict is actually often good politics, because the more you can inflame your supporters the more likely they are to show up at Election Day,” Clinton said on Monday, according to CNN. “And if they’re more inflamed than the other side, even if the other side has more people agreeing with it, you’ll win because your crowd will show up.”
  • Netanyahu: Conflict is Not About the 'Settlements'

    08/16/2013 7:03:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    inn ^ | 8/16/13 | Elad Benari, Canada
    The Israeli-Arab conflict has nothing to do with the “settlements” and everything to do with Arab refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told United Nations head Ban Ki-moon on Friday. Netanyahu and Ban met in Jerusalem, and the Prime Minister asked Ban to look into the UNRWA summer camps in Gaza which are used to delegitimize Israel, call for its destruction and educate Palestinian Authority Arab children to carry out jihad.
  • Kerry: 'Core Issue of Instability ... Is the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict'

    07/17/2013 5:12:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/17/13 | Jeryl Bier
    Secretary of State John Kerry is currently in Jordan for talks with area leaders and a meeting of the Arab Peace Initiative Follow-Up Committee. After a meeting with Jordanian foreign minister Nasser Judeh, Kerry made some rather sweeping remarks about the role the Palestinian-Israeli conflict plays in not only regional but global stability [emphasis added]: Peace is in the common interest of everybody in this region. And as many ministers said to me today in the meeting that we had – many of them – they said that the core issue of instability in this region and in many other...
  • Israel on Alert Israel appears to be readying for conflict with Lebanon

    02/11/2013 1:54:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/11/13 | Adam Kredo
    Senior Israeli officials have indicated that the Jewish state is gearing up for a major “war with Lebanon,” according to sources close to the Israeli government. The Israeli military has reportedly deployed missile defense systems to the northern part of the country, which sits near Lebanon, and has ordered all civilian aircraft to evacuate Haifa airport, the Jewish state’s northernmost air hub. Senior Israeli officials have warned of an impending conflict in closed-door meetings in Washington, D.C., sources said. The “world needs to be prepared for the next war with Lebanon,” a senior military adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
  • Timeline appears to conflict with agent’s testimony in Reese case

    12/02/2012 7:23:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/2.12 | David Codrea
    Revelations by the Albuquerque Journal that ties existed between a Columbus, N.M., gun trafficking conspiracy and the Fast and Furious gunwalking operation highlight a disconnect with pretrial testimony given by an ATF agent in yet a third case, that of the Reese family, a tip received this morning by Gun Rights Examiner from a source close to the case suggests. “Federal prosecutors have sought to distance the Columbus gun smuggling case,” reporter Mike Gallagher revealed in a story filed last Thursday. “But reports obtained by the Journal show that in April 2010, federal agents were aware that the leader of...
  • Desecrated Ancient Temple Sheds Light on Early Power Struggles at Tel Beth-Shemesh

    11/19/2012 5:00:25 AM PST · by Renfield · 6 replies
    aftau.org ^ | 11-12-2012
    Tel Aviv University researchers have uncovered a unique 11th-century BCE sacred compound at the site of Tel Beth-Shemesh, an ancient village that resisted the aggressive expansion of neighboring Philistines. The newly discovered sacred complex is comprised of an elevated, massive circular stone structure and an intricately constructed building characterized by a row of three flat, large round stones. Co-directors of the dig Prof. Shlomo Bunimovitz and Dr. Zvi Lederman of TAU's Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology say that this temple complex is unparalleled, possibly connected to an early Israelite cult — and provides remarkable new evidence of the...
  • Netanyahu: (Israeli Defense Minister Ehud) Barak Trying to Spark Conflict with U.S.

    10/02/2012 2:17:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/10/12 | Annie Lubin
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is claiming that Defense Minister Ehud Barak is trying to spark conflict between Israel and the United States. The two have been close confidants, with Barak, a left of center politician, originally giving Netanyahu legitimacy in the U.S. as a man of balance politically. Barak was Netanyahu's superior officer during their IDF service. According to Arutz 2, during a meeting Tuesday between the Prime Minister and Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz, Netanyahu revealed signs of mistrust and conflict between himself and his defense minister, saying Barak went to the U.S. to stir up trouble, with intentions...
  • Military Conflict 'Looms' Between China And Japan

    09/27/2012 7:11:25 PM PDT · by blam · 52 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-27-2012 | Malcom Moore
    Military Conflict 'Looms' Between China And Japan War between China and Japan looms, with neither power willing to back down over a disputed chain of islands, expert warns. Yan Xuetong who has warned that unless one side backs down, there could be a repeat of the Falklands Conflict in Asia By Malcolm Moore, BeijingSeptember 27, 2012 The spat over the Diaoyu or Senkaku islands has escalated dramatically in the past month with violent protests across China. But with a national election approaching in Japan, and a change of leadership in China, politicians on both sides have refused to step back...
  • "What If" hypothetical question for those who are familiar with world politics.

    08/24/2012 2:39:24 PM PDT · by America_Right · 31 replies
    My Brain | August 24th, 2012 | America_Right
    Heya Freepers, I have a problem. I started writing a book, and I am getting in over my head, here. I am at a point in the notes for the book where the Middle East is broke because oil is pretty much worthless.Will the Mid East population roll over Europe? Will they get control of European nukes? Will they immediately use those nukes on Israel and the US? What would our reaction be? Would we defend ourselves or try to appease them with more Muslim outreach programs a la NASA? Would Russia and China help us?Believe it or not, this...
  • 9 Milwaukee County judges signed Walker recall petitions

    03/18/2012 8:33:53 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    JS Online ^ | 3-17-12 | Bruce Vielmetti
    A Dane County judge who issued a temporary injunction against Wisconsin's photo ID voting law last week, David Flanagan, drew a barrage of criticism for not disclosing he had signed a petition for a recall election of Gov. Scott Walker. The state Republican party filed a judicial ethics complaint against him over the controversy. One other Dane County judge had signed a recall petition. In Milwaukee County, it appears at least nine of 47 circuit judges signed: Bonnie Gordon, Charles Kahn, Mary Kuhnmuench, Dennis Cimpl, Jane Carroll, Jean DiMotto, Karen Christenson, Marshall Murray, and Michael Dwyer. The names came back...
  • Are George Soros, The IMF And The World Bank Purposely Trying To Scare The Daylights Out Of Us?

    01/24/2012 5:55:52 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    TEC ^ | 1-25-2012 | Michael T Snyder
    Are George Soros, The IMF And The World Bank Purposely Trying To Scare The Living Daylights Out Of Us? Michael SnyderJanuary 25, 2012 Over the past couple of weeks, George Soros, the IMF and the World Bank have all issued incredibly chilling warnings about the possibility of an impending economic collapse. Considering the power and the influence that Soros, the IMF and the World Bank all have over the global financial system, this is very alarming. So are they purposely trying to scare the living daylights out of us? Soros is even warning of riots in the streets of America....
  • An Epic conflict of interest

    12/27/2011 9:55:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/27/11 | Pejman Yousefzadeh
    Meet Judy Faulkner. She is the founder and CEO of Epic Systems Corporation in Wisconsin. She is also a member of the GAO Health Information Technology Policy Committee and an advisory board member of the Journal of Healthcare Information Management. She is also politically active. In 2008, Faulkner gave at least $110,000 to political organizations and candidates, including $57,000 to the Democratic National Committee and $2,300 to then-Senator Barack Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. After Obama’s election, Faulkner continued giving to the Democrats, giving at least $85,000 through the 2010 midterm election. In 2010, Faulkner gave $60,000...
  • 'Jew-hate stems from conflict'

    12/03/2011 6:47:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies · 2+ views
    YNET Neews ^ | 12/3/11 | Menachem Gantz
    US ambassador in Belgium provides controversial explanation for Muslim anti-Semitism BRUSSELS – Growing global anti-Semitism is linked to Israel’s policy towards the Palestinians, the American ambassador to Belgium told stunned Jewish conference attendants in Brussels earlier this week. Speaking Wednesday at a Jewish conference on anti-Semitism organized by the European Jewish Union (EJU,) Howard Gutman told participants he was apologizing in advance if his words are not to their liking. He then proceeded to make controversial statements about his views on Muslim anti-Semitism, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Friday.
  • The widening racial divide of the Obama era

    07/08/2011 10:35:07 AM PDT · by Kim Dylan · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 2, 2011 | Ed Lasky and John James
    Contrary to the expectations of most pundits, the election of Barack Obama has aggravated the racial divide in America between blacks and all other racial groups.
  • The widening racial divide of the Obama era

    07/08/2011 7:07:50 AM PDT · by Kim Dylan · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 2, 2011 | Ed Lasky and John James
    Contrary to the expectations of most pundits, the election of Barack Obama has aggravated the racial divide in America between blacks and all other racial groups.
  • Beijing's Empty Bullet Trains

    04/16/2011 1:22:46 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 21 replies
    Slate ^ | April 14, 2011 | Nouriel Roubini
    I recently took two trips to China just as the government launched its 12th Five-Year Plan to rebalance the country's long-term growth model. My visits deepened my view that there is a potentially destabilizing contradiction between China's short- and medium-term economic performance. China's economy is overheating now, but, over time, its current overinvestment will prove deflationary both domestically and globally. Once increasing fixed investment becomes impossible—most likely after 2013—China is poised for a sharp slowdown. Instead of focusing on securing a soft landing today, Chinese policymakers should be worrying about the brick wall that economic growth may hit in the...
  • Obama: US to recognize Southern Sudan

    02/07/2011 4:14:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 49 replies
    AOL News/AP ^ | 7/2/11
    WASHINGTON -President Barack Obama says the United States intends to formally recognize Southern Sudan as a sovereign, independent state in July. Obama made the announcement Monday in a statement congratulating the people of Southern Sudan for "a successful and inspiring" referendum. Election officials said Monday that more than 98 percent of ballots in the Jan. 9 vote were for independence. That means South Sudan will become the world's newest country in July. Obama said that after decades of conflict the image of millions of southern Sudanese voters deciding their own future was an inspiration to the world. He also said...
  • China preparing for armed conflict 'in every direction'

    12/29/2010 9:10:15 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 49 replies · 32+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/29/2010 | Peter Foster, Beijing
    China is preparing for conflict 'in every direction', the defence minister said on Wednesday in remarks that threaten to overshadow a visit to Beijing by his US counterpart next month. "In the coming five years, our military will push forward preparations for military conflict in every strategic direction," said Liang Guanglie in an interview published by several state-backed newspapers in China. "We may be living in peaceful times, but we can never forget war, never send the horses south or put the bayonets and guns away," Mr Liang added. China repeatedly says it is planning a "peaceful rise" but the...
  • Mark Ritchie File 1 Conflict of Interest? Minnesota S.O.S. Adjudicates Committee Colleagues'

    11/09/2010 6:54:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    new zeal ^ | 11/9/10 | Trvor Loudon
    Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, may be involved in a serious, but so far unreported conflict of interest. One of Ritchie's responsibilities is to supervise the re-count of very closely contested state elections. With the power to decide which ballots may be counted as valid, Ritchie effectively has the power to decide the outcome of closely fought races. This drew national attention in early 2009, when Ritchie handed a critical U.S. Senate seat to Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (the Minnesota affiliate of the Democratic Party) candidate and former comedian Al Franken, though Republican Norm Coleman had been ahead on election night....
  • U.S. Alarmed by Harsh Tone of China’s Military

    10/12/2010 12:37:55 PM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 35 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times via The Drudge Report ^ | 10/11/2010 | MICHAEL WINES
    BEIJING — Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates met his Chinese counterpart, Liang Guanglie, in Vietnam on Monday for the first time since the two militaries suspended talks with each other last winter, calling for the two countries to prevent “mistrust, miscalculations and mistakes.”
  • Conflict Escalates As China Arrests Four Japanese Caught In Military Zone

    09/23/2010 7:18:08 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 9-23-2010 | Gus Lubin
    Conflict Escalates As China Arrests Four Japanese Caught In Military Zone Gus Lubin Sep. 23, 2010, 9:40 PM The small but rapidly escalating conflict between China and Japan just hit a new high, as four Japanese were caught trespassing in a Chinese military zone and videotaping military targets. State authorities in northern China's Shijiazhuang announced the arrest late Thursday night, saying only "The case is being investigated," according to Xinhua. The arrest follows another incident Thursday afternoon when a group of Hong Kong activists were intercepted by marine police while heading for contested water, according to The Standard. Japan may...
  • Walpin-gate judge has conflict Jurist owes career advancement to Attorney General Holder

    09/01/2010 5:35:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/1/10 | staff
    ''I've got your back." That's what U.S. District Judge Richard Roberts said to his decades-long friend, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., in introducing the AG at an April 22 speech at Vassar College. At that time, Judge Roberts was ignoring several legal deadlines to the benefit of Mr. Holder's administration on numerous motions and countermotions in a key lawsuit for which Mr. Holder's underlings effectively were acting as defense attorneys. Pressed by a higher court to justify his delays, Judge Roberts two months later ruled completely in the administration's favor - tossing out the suit, without trial, of Gerald...
  • Arab Nations Celebrate Israeli Disarmament With Massive Fireworks Display

    08/25/2010 7:04:04 AM PDT · by tysonbam · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Rancor News ^ | August 25th, 2010 | Tyson Bam
    After centuries of war and strife, in an unprecedented show of good faith, Israel laid down their arms. The move marked the end of a bitter era and the start of a new peaceful Middle East. As Israel disarmed their last bombers and guns, celebration ignited throughout the country. In a sign of good will the surrounding countries Iran, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Syria launched a myriad of fireworks in an explosive celebration. The crackling of Black Cats and the bright burst of bottle rockets could be seen across all 8000 square miles of Israel. Shrill screaming cheers could...
  • India's new military plans to tackle China

    08/24/2010 1:52:38 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 11 replies
    NDTV ^ | 24 August, 2010 | NDTV
    New Delhi: The Pentagon has recently reported that China has moved lethal medium-range Ballistic Missiles closer to the Indian border. The potential Chinese military threat has been anticipated by India, which has now deployed a couple of strategic missile units in the East. These units under the Strategic Forces Command that control India's nuclear arsenal have been moved under the Eastern Command recently. The Indian Air Force, which first deployed its best fighter jets, the Sukhois, in Tezpur in Assam last year, has increased the number of planes in the area. The Air Force has also stepped up the pace...