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  • McCain adviser ousted in conflict uproar (Craig Shirley)

    05/15/2008 10:34:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 1,368+ views ^ | 5/15/08 | Ben Smith
    John McCain's campaign asked a prominent Republican consultant, Craig Shirley, to leave his official campaign role Thursday after a Politico inquiry about Shirley's dual role consulting for the campaign and for an independent "527" group opposing the Democratic presidential candidates. The campaign also released a new conflict of interest policy barring such arrangements. Shirley, a conservative public relations veteran, doubled as a consultant to McCain and to the group Stop Her Now, a 527 group barred from coordinating its activities with presidential campaigns. He is not currently on the McCain campaign’s payroll, but would also step down from his role...
  • ISG (Iraq Study Group - remember them?) moves from consensus to conflict

    04/23/2008 7:36:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 200+ views ^ | 4/22/08 | DANIEL LIBIT
    ISG moves from consensus to conflictBy DANIEL LIBIT 4/22/08 4:32 AM EST In December 2006, in an effort to build a national consensus on a “new way forward in Iraq,” the Iraq Study Group painted itself as a portrait of bipartisan chumminess, with all political hackery checked at the door. Sixteen months later, seven of the 10 ISG members are backing presidential candidates with radically different views about how to proceed in Iraq. Republicans James Baker, Lawrence Eagleburger and Ed Meese are supporting Sen. John McCain, who argues that the United States should be sending more troops to Iraq. Democrats...
  • Islam 'struggles with conflict, phobia'

    03/10/2008 9:42:19 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 16 replies · 757+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 11 March 2008
    ISLAMIC leaders from around the globe are at a two day summit in Dakar, struggling to counter wars in their midst and feeling unloved and unfairly treated by the West. US-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, never ending conflict between Israelis and Palestinians and strife in Sudan's Darfur region weigh heavily on the 57-member Organisation of the Islamic Conference as its leaders gather in the Senegalese capital. OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu told foreign ministers at a pre-summit meeting that the leaders of the 1.3 billion Muslims must work on the "pressing issues confronting" them such as the death and...
  • Mother-daughter Conflict, Low Serotonin Level May Be Deadly Combination

    03/07/2008 10:32:49 AM PST · by blam · 51 replies · 1,546+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-7-2008 | University Of Washington
    Mother-daughter Conflict, Low Serotonin Level May Be Deadly Combination ScienceDaily (Mar. 7, 2008) — A combination of negative mother-daughter relationships and low blood levels of serotonin, an important brain chemical for mood stability, may be lethal for adolescent girls, leaving them vulnerable to engage in self-harming behaviors such as cutting themselves. New University of Washington research indicates that these two factors in combination account for 64 percent of the difference among adolescents, primarily girls, who engage in self-harming behaviors and those who do not. "Girls who engage in self harm are at high risk for attempting suicide, and some of...
  • Arab Racism and Middle East Politics

    02/24/2008 3:02:30 PM PST · by PRePublic · 112+ views ^ | 2006-07-26
    Arab Racism and Middle East Politics Racism and Middle East Politics The skirmishes in the occupied land are part of a war of destiny. The outcome of hundreds of years of war will be defined in Palestinian land. ... As the Imam said, 'Israel must be wiped off the map.' — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as quoted by Aljazeera Anger towards Israel by its Arab neighbors is out of proportion to Israel's sins. What we are witnessing in the Middle East is anti-Semitism, not politics. It is Jew-hatred, not a dispute over borders or rights or Palestinian statehood. This...
  • Lost Years

    01/30/2008 11:03:21 AM PST · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 75+ views
    Campus Report ^ | January 30, 2008 | Louisa Tavlas
    Lost Years by: Louisa Tavlas, January 30, 2008 Charles Enderlin’s The Lost Years: Radical Islam, Intifada, and Wars in the Middle East 2001-2006 comes as a fresh of breath air in these oft-polluted journalistic times. Enderlin is a journalist of French and Israeli origins, having lived in Jerusalem since 1968. He has been the Middle East Bureau Chief for the French television chain France 2 since 1990. As of 2005, he has served as vice-president of the Association of Foreign Press Correspondents in Jerusalem. He has written several books covering the Middle East peace process. Among them are Shattered Dreams:...
  • Nobel Peace Prize? No Connection Between Environmental Crises/Armed Conflict, According To New Study

    12/16/2007 5:30:22 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 471+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 12-16-2007 | Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
    Nobel Peace Prize? No Connection Between Environmental Crises And Armed Conflict, According To New StudyHelga Malmin Binningsbø (left) and Indra de Soysa from NTNU's Department of Sociology and Political Science have a solid empirical support for stating that environmental scarcity is not the reason behind violent conflict. (Credit: Image courtesy of Norwegian University of Science and Technology) ScienceDaily (Dec. 16, 2007) — Climate advocate Al Gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize this December 10th. New Norwegian research suggests, however, that there is no connection between environmental crises and armed conflict. Consensus of scientists regarding global warming Scientific opinion on climate...
  • Palestinians brought problems on themselves

    12/08/2007 11:19:41 AM PST · by PRePublic · 50 replies · 151+ views
    madison ^ | 12-07-2007
    Jacob Amir: Palestinians brought problems on themselves A letter to the editor — 12/07/2007 10:07 am Dear Editor: The authors of the column "Jews need to speak out on abuse of Palestinians" blame Israel for the difficulties facing the residents of Gaza. One wonders if the authors can imagine what would have happened if, immediately after Israel left the Gaza Strip, all terror activity from there ceased. Which means no rocket launching, no weapons smuggling, no efforts to bomb the border crossing points, no efforts to send suicide murderers into Israel. Then all the crossing points would have remained open,...
  • Kosovo Task Force Prepared for Conflict, Commander Says

    12/05/2007 3:35:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 56+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2007 – As negotiations on Kosovo’s “final status” are expected to reach a political stalemate Dec. 10, a top commander in NATO’s Kosovo Force said today his troops are prepared for any potential conflict in the breakaway province. The commander of Kosovo Force’s Multinational Task Force East said the mood in Kosovo is “anxious” days before talks led by the United States, the European Union and Russia are likely to end in disagreement. Provincial leaders of the 90-percent ethnic Albanian enclave in southern Serbia are expected to unilaterally declare Kosovo’s independence in January or February. “When the...
  • CA: State stem cell board member asked to quit over apparent conflict

    11/22/2007 8:08:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 116+ views ^ | 11/22/07 | Sabin Russell
    A prominent member of the governing board for California's stem cell agency may have violated state conflict-of-interest rules last summer when he tried to reverse a decision rejecting a grant proposal by a scientist who works for him at the Burnham Institute of Medical Research in La Jolla (San Diego County). The miscue has prompted calls for Burnham Institute chief executive Dr. John Reed to resign from the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee, the board that governs the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. "If indeed Dr. Reed has violated the law, then I think he ought to consider resigning," said Jeff...
  • Ms Rabbit and Malthusian Mambo

    09/27/2007 8:06:22 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 4 replies · 85+ views
    Finneran Lane ^ | 09/27/07 | vanity
    Ms Rabbit came back from the UN protests feeling tired, hungry, and a bit dispirited.( A few drops of wine helped with the last item.)
  • Don't Get Fooled Again

    09/20/2007 4:56:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies · 459+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | September 20, 2007 | Ted Galen Carpenter
    President Bush has endorsed General David Petraeus's recommendation to begin withdrawing 30,000 U.S. troops from Iraq by next summer. Yet the drawdown would only restore troop levels to where they were before the surge began in January 2007. In the final months of 2006, debate in Washington centered on how fast a reduction from pre-surge levels could occur. The Iraq Study Group recommended that approximately half of the 130,000 troops then in Iraq be withdrawn by early 2008. In marked contrast to that and similar proposals, President Bush is now endorsing a step that would mean a return to the...
  • To be a "good" Muslim - 'ISLAMOPEDIA' [Revised, Sep. 2007]

    09/10/2007 10:30:19 AM PDT · by Posting · 4 replies · 1,181+ views
    To be a "good" Muslim References -  'Palestinian' child abuse -  Evil 'Joy' -  'Blessing' Hitler -  Mourning the wicked -  Australia - Muslim land -  Jihad on all Buddhists -  Spain - Muslim land -  Europe - Muslim land -  Arabs DON'T care about 'Palestinians' -  72 virgins - Loyalty -  'Pallywood' -  (use of) Ambulances for terror -  (use of) Women for terror -  Human Shields -  Middle east background -  September 11 terror plot on London -  Myth on: 'Terrorists are desperate' -  Beheadings -  Ilan Halimi [an example of monsterous wild prolonged torture motivated by hate only] -  Muslims attacking Jews in France -  Ahmadinejad ' Islamic Hitler' -  Cutting -  'Honor killing' -  Jews & Christians as "Apes & Pigs"? - ...
  • Repost: "Enough With The Neocon And Paleocon Carping—I'll Stand With George W. Bush In 2004"

    08/10/2007 8:47:56 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 82 replies · 1,068+ views ^ | 12/11/03 | Bernard Chapin/Bobby K
    Like most Toogood Reports readers, I observed this year's battles within the conservative ranks with profound discomfort. In my mind, there are far too many real enemies out there to waste time and print fighting one another. It seems that the world of conservatism has been split up between the "conservatives" and the "paleo-conservatives" or between the "conservatives" and the "neo-conservatives." Both sides present themselves as the bona fide article and the other side as the one in need of a prefix. Personally, I just want to spit up this strife the same way the bleachers of Wrigley Field do...
  • Edwards touts plan to end Iraq conflict

    05/21/2007 1:35:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 725+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/21/07 | Philip Elliott - ap
    KEENE, N.H. - Presidential hopeful John Edwards said Monday that Americans should speak out against the war in Iraq this Memorial Day weekend, renewing an anti-war call that has been criticized by the leader of the American Legion. Edwards also said all young people should serve their country, "not just poor kids who get sent to war." The former U.S. senator from North Carolina and 2004 vice presidential nominee said the most patriotic position now is to end the war, and the best way to honor veterans this Memorial Day weekend is to bring the troops home from Iraq. "There's...
  • Casey Says Army Must Be Prepared for ‘Persistent Conflict’

    05/11/2007 5:24:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 437+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 11, 2007 – The U.S. military is involved in a “persistent conflict,” and the Army must be prepared to handle the commitment, the Army chief of staff said today. Gen. George W. Casey Jr. spoke to reporters in the Pentagon today in his first interview since he took the position a month ago, after commanding coalition forces in Iraq for almost three years. “The enemy that has attacked us and we are fighting in places around the world isn’t going to fold up and go home,” he said. “They are going to continue to press us.” Casey...
  • A War of Narratives (Islam vs. AIPAC)

    04/08/2007 6:59:11 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 4 replies · 570+ views
    New York Times ^ | 8 April 2007 | David Brooks
    Conclusion of editorial: ...And so we enter a more intractable phase in the conflict, which will not be a war over land or oil or even democratic institutions, but a war over narratives. The Arabs will nurture this Zionist-centric mythology, which is as self-flattering as it is self-destructive. They will demand that the U.S. and Israel adopt their narrative and admit historical guilt. Failing politically, militarily and economically, they will fight a battle for moral superiority, the kind of battle that does not allow for compromises or truces. Americans, meanwhile, will simply want to get out. After 9/11, George Bush...
  • Info & Sites on the Arab Israeli conflict

    03/22/2007 10:49:07 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 201+ views
    Info & Sites on the Arab Israeli conflict  BOOKSFrom Time Immemorial: The Origins of the Arab-Jewish Conflict by Joan PetersMyths and Facts: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict By Mitchell G. BardThe Fight for Jerusalem By Dore GoldThe Case for Israel by Alan M. DershowitzBASIC FACTSMyths & Facts: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict Asked Questions About Israel and Fantasy in the Holy Land conflict - Basic facts, maps & factshttp://palestinefacts.orgConcept wizard info, Visual information about the Middle East conflict Size Comparison Maps History of Terrorism in Israel (since the 1920’s) Middle East regimes and Terrorismhttp://www.middle-east-info.orgIHC Historical Facts SITESOne...
  • 'Palestine': UNITED WE STAND IN EVIL!

    02/18/2007 3:05:17 PM PST · by PRePublic · 228+ views
    'Palestine': UNITED WE STAND IN EVIL! 'Palestinian' unity Israel, US rebuff Makkah accord For the only 'unity' among 'Palestinian Arabs' is the anti Israel fascism of not even recognizing the "stranger", the "other", the non Muslim (mainly), the non Arab (mostly). A "unity" Orchestrated by those that export to the world the textbooks as "Christians being Pigs, Jews apes", the wonderful "moderate" Saudi Arabia, the Hatred kingdom, of course. Did you ever think this oily rich Goliath would ever lift a finger for it's Arab brothers? "Next to the Jews, we hate the 'Palestinians' the most." said Saudi King...
  • 2 senators accused of interest conflict

    02/12/2007 6:38:04 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies · 364+ views
    A lawyer from Roanoke is accusing two Virginia state senators of using their elected positions to block eminent-domain reform that would hurt their Hampton Roads-based law firm. Attorney G. David Nixon, in a Feb. 6 letter to the state ethics commission, states that Republican Sens. Thomas K. Norment Jr., of Williamsburg, and Kenneth W. Stolle, of Virginia Beach, have conflicts of interest involving eminent-domain proposals that go before the Senate because they represent public utility and government clients who use the power to take property from residents and business owners.