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  • FLASHBACK--ISIS Leader to USA: ‘Soon We Will be in Direct Confrontation’

    11/15/2015 7:49:31 AM PST · by Candor7 · 2 replies
    CNSnews ^ | June 13, 2014 , 11:54 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), issued a rare audio message back on January 21 in which he flatly stated his group’s intention to march on Baghdad and move into “direct confrontation” with the United States. “Our last message is to the Americans. Soon we will be in direct confrontation, and the sons of Islam have prepared for such a day,” Baghdadi said. “So watch, for we are with you, watching.” When the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on February 5 on al Qaida’s resurgence in Iraq, Deputy...
  • Woman ticketed after confronting abortion protesters in Downers Grove

    12/30/2014 4:58:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 23, 2014 | Dawn Rhodes
    A Joliet woman was ticketed after confronting two abortion protesters at a Downers Grove clinic, according to police reports. The woman, 29, was taking her sister to the clinic in the 1700 block of 75th Street on Dec. 20 when they encountered two female protesters who were trying to give them information, the report states. The four then had words before the woman and her sister went inside.
  • Obamas proposal to regulate the internet signals desire for confrontation with the GOP

    11/10/2014 9:40:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/10/2014 | Noah Rothman
    The White House wants you to know that it values the internet as the most transformative communications tool since the invention of the printing press. “More than any other invention of our time, the Internet has unlocked possibilities we could just barely imagine a generation ago,” a statement published by the administration on Monday read. Given this praise for the internet’s developmental trajectory up to this point, it is something of a wonder that the White House has determined the first public policy prescription that it would embrace in the wake of Democrats’ historic 2014 defeats is the regulation...
  • Anthony Weiner Gets Into Shouting Match in First Confrontation Over Sexting Scandal

    06/06/2013 11:13:41 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 36 replies
    Politicker ^ | 6/5/13 | Jill Colvin
    Hes back. An explosive Anthony Weiner received his first serious criticism from voters over the sexting scandal that forced him to resign from Congress Wednesday nightsparking a shouting match that marked the most heated moment of his campaign to date. Mr. Weiner had given his usual stump speech touting middle class jobs and his book of policy proposals at a New Kings Democrats candidates forum in Williamsburg when the floor was opened to questions. The second came from Chris Owens, a Brownstone Brooklyn district leader and a supporter of one of Mr. Weiners electoral rivals, who berated Mr. Weiner for...
  • May Day march escalates into chaos, confrontation, violence

    05/01/2013 10:04:42 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    KIRO TV ^ | 5/1/13 | Essex Porter
    Police arrested more than a dozen people and used flash-bang grenades and pepper spray after apparent anarchists and May Day marchers converged in downtown Seattle, throwing pipes, fireworks and rocks, lighting flares and sparking confrontations with officers. Protesters met at Seattle Central Community College at the busy intersection of Broadway and Pine Street and then spilled into the street, blocking traffic.
  • Why Are the Feds Loading Up On So Much Ammo?

    02/09/2013 9:26:32 AM PST · by lbryce · 94 replies
    Investor Business Daily ^ | February 8, 2013 | Andrew Malcolm
    In a puzzling, unexplained development, the Obama administration has been buying and storing vast amounts of ammunition in recent months, with the Department of Homeland Security just placing another order for an additional 21.6 million rounds. Several other agencies of the federal government also began buying large quantities of bullets last year. The Social Security Administration, for instance, not normally considered on the frontlines of anything but dealing with seniors, explained that its purchase of millions of rounds was for special agents' required quarterly weapons qualifications. They must be pretty poor shots. But DHS has been silent about its need...
  • Pitkin Confrontation with Forest Service

    02/04/2013 6:58:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 3, 2013 | AmbassadorofJustice
    RS 2477. What is it? It is a provision of federal law supporting the actions of these courageous townspeople. Though repealed in 1976, its powerful effects are not repeal-able. It is about preservation of public property, i.e. rights of way. It is a matter of liberty!! Of the freedom to travel!
  • Nassau couple charged after sex on the highway turns to confrontation

    09/18/2012 1:50:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | September 18, 2012 | Dana Treen
    Passion in a moving car on Interstate 95 ended in a Fernandina Beach couples arrest Sunday when another motorist who witnessed the sex was followed by the lovers and confronted, according to an arrest report. In addition to indecent exposure, Ernest Felix Gonzales, 27, and Suzanne Welker, 31, were charged Sunday with aggravated assault for pulling a gun, according to the Nassau County Sheriffs Office. Around 3 p.m. Sunday near the Nassau County line, a man and woman engaged in a sex act were spotted from the another lane. Then the woman, who the report said was naked and could...
  • Gingrich Talks Obama-Brewer Confrontation

    01/25/2012 8:31:38 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    January 25, 2012 Gingrich Talks Obama-Brewer Confrontation GOP presidential candidate responds to attackers
  • Bradley-Prosser confrontation gets even sillier

    06/28/2011 11:11:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 1+ views
    hot ^ | 6/28/11 | Ed Morrissey
    Christian Schneider brings us the latest news from the scuffle between Wisconsin state Supreme Court justices David Prosser and Ann Walsh Bradley, which has taken on more of the characteristics of a Jerry Springer episode than a First Monday in October vibe. According to more sources, Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson involved law enforcement, which got uninvolved as soon as possible in the claims and counterclaims, a path open to them since Bradley didnt choose to file charges. Instead, Schneider reports that sources believe Bradley and Abrahamson chose to leak the story to a left-wing website in order to embarrass Prosser...
  • Supreme Court puts extra burden on crime labs

    06/24/2011 5:04:06 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 42 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 24, 2011 | David G. Savage
    The Supreme Court on Thursday put an extra burden on crime labs, declaring that a man accused of drunken driving has the right to demand that a lab technician testify in person about a blood test that showed he was impaired. The 5-4 decision was the latest to extend the reach of a defendant's constitutional right "to be confronted with the witnesses against him." And once again, the outcome was driven by an unusual coalition of conservative and liberal justices. Two years ago, the court said a crime lab technician was a witness for the prosecution and, therefore, must be...
  • Confrontations at Tomb of Joseph

    05/03/2011 1:17:39 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/5/11 | Gil Ronen
    Jewish activists refused to leave the Tomb of Joseph compound Tuesday morning after being allowed in by the IDF, and demanded that Israel retake control of the Tomb. Border Police evicted them by force. One activist had to be hospitalized after being beaten. Thirty-five people were arrested and taken to the Ariel police station. Anger and pain is high following the recent gunning down of Ben Yosef Livnat by Palestinian Authority terrorists in uniform. Local Arabs subsequently vandalized the newly-renovated Tomb (see picture below). The Shechem nucleus Jewish community issued a statement in which it explained that "following the events...
  • In farewell announcement, Beck admits dislike of conflict, says Fox gig not meant to be permanent

    04/07/2011 2:00:40 AM PDT · by Scanian · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/07/2011 | Jeff Poor
    Earlier on Wednesday, Glenn Becks website broke the news that Beck show would be eventually phased out of the Fox News Channels lineup. On his Wednesday afternoon show, Beck explained to viewers the reason behind his departure and admitted some other things about the content of his character. I want to take a couple of minutes and address something personal between you and me, Beck said. This is something that, something that I have been thinking about for a very long time. When Fox was generous enough to offer me the time at 5:00, I originally didnt take them...
  • CAIR vs. Congressman West

    Fiery back and forth at Florida town hall
  • Report from the Front Lines: Apparent ABC Employee in Confrontation with Ground Zero Mosque

    08/25/2010 8:34:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    big journalism ^ | 8/25/10 | Andrea S. Lafferty
    On Sunday I was honored to be a speaker at the rally against building the mosque at ground zero put on by the Coalition to Honor Ground Zero. As the rally concluded, thousands of the participants marched the one block from the rally site to the actual site of Ground Zero. I noticed a man in black shirt with a phone camera aggressively questioning and haranguing a gentleman with the sign, No Sharia Here. He was very aggressive, disrespectful and condescending; apparently, he did not like the mans answers about Shariah and pushed the point: Why do you feel threatened?...
  • Missionaries of the Ax

    07/24/2010 12:28:23 AM PDT · by RJR_fan · 5 replies · 1+ views
    American Vision ^ | March 3, 2010 | Bojidar Marinov
    Located in the very heart of modern-day Germany, in the province of Hesse, is a small humble town of only 15,000 inhabitants. In the middle of that town stands an imposing old cathedral built in the 12th-14th centuries of reddish stone. Situated in front of that cathedral is the statue of a man in a monks garb on a stump of a freshly felled oak, with a huge Saxon ax in his hand. The humble town is Fritzlar, called Gaesmere in ancient times. It is known in Germany as the birthplace of two beginnings: Here began the Christianization of Germany,...
  • My Black Dad & Obama

    07/08/2010 3:39:33 AM PDT · by Scanian · 46 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 08, 2010 | Lloyd Marcus
    I am a black tea party patriot faced with a serious problem concerning my 83-year-old father. Dad is an extraordinary man whose life epitomizes the greatness of America. In the '50s, married with a wife and three kids and employed as a laborer, Dad was among the first blacks to break the color barrier into the Baltimore Fire Dept. The white firefighters treated Dad like scum and boldly displayed their displeasure with having an "n" in their firehouse. Dad was the young associate pastor of a storefront church. He treated his "haters" with love and strove to be the best...
  • Chinas Military Threatens America: We Will Hurt You

    06/14/2010 11:49:12 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 109 replies · 2,768+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 14 | Gordon Chang
    n February, Colonel Meng Xianging promised a hand-to-hand fight with the U.S. sometime within the next 10 years when were strong enough. We must make them hurt, said Major-General Yang Yi this year, referring to the United States. And last month, at the Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing, a Chinese flag officer launched a three-minute rant that stunned the 65 or so American officials in the audience. Everything that is right with U.S. relations with China is due to China, said Rear Admiral Guan Youfei. Everything that is wrong is Washingtons fault. According to Guan, the United States sees...
  • From engagement to confrontation with Iran

    02/10/2010 7:31:33 PM PST · by myknowledge · 421 replies · 8,648+ views
    BBC News ^ | February 11, 2010 | Barbara Plett
    Statements out of Washington and other Western capitals suggest a shift from engagement to confrontation with Iran over its nuclear programme. "What we are going to be working on over the next several weeks is developing a significant regime of sanctions that will indicate to them how isolated they are from the international community as a whole," President Barack Obama told journalists earlier this week. The president sounded not unlike his predecessor George W Bush, who worked for years to contain Iran, a sign that Mr Obama's policy to engage with the Islamic Republic has failed. The question now is...
  • Traffic stop erupts into confrontation in Lake Wales (FL)

    11/09/2009 4:17:53 AM PST · by jwparkerjr · 46 replies · 2,363+ views
    Tampa Bay Online TBO ^ | 11/08/09 | Neil Johnson
    A traffic stop in Lake Wales for tinted windows turned into an angry confrontation between police, deputies, state troopers and as many as 100 bystanders. Two officers and one of the two people arrested were treated for minor injuries. Police are looking for three others in the incident, which started around 2:45 p.m. Saturday, the Lake Wales Police Department said.
  • Barack Obama raises spectre of nuclear conflict as Allies find site near Iran holy city

    09/25/2009 11:44:10 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 55 replies · 2,595+ views
    The Times(UK) ^ | 09/26/09 | Catherine Philp and Francis Elliott
    An aerial image of the suspected nuclear facility in Qom Barack Obama raises spectre of nuclear conflict as Allies find site near Iran holy city Catherine Philp in New York and Francis Elliott in Pittsburgh Britain, France and the United States set the stage for a dramatic confrontation with Iran when they revealed the existence of a secret nuclear site inside a mountain near the holy city of Qom as evidence of Tehrans efforts to deceive the international community. The coup de thtre came at the opening of the G20 meeting in Pittsburgh after three days of intense diplomacy...
  • Conyers takes Hamtramck reporter to task

    09/04/2009 12:55:59 AM PDT · by Westlander · 4 replies · 727+ views
    Michigan Messenger ^ | 9-1-2009 | Todd A. Heywood
    'After I read the story, well have an even gooder conversation, the 44-year veteran Congressman said..........'
  • Obama administration attempting citizen confrontations? Force a Revolution?

    08/05/2009 12:07:04 PM PDT · by Patrick Henry 2 · 239 replies · 7,767+ views
    The Bunker ^ | Patrick Henry 2
    The Obama administration is ACTUALLY encouraging pro healthcare reform activists to confront the grass roots anti Healthcare Reform Protesters. He, and his high powered surrogates are actually directing leftist mobs (hmmm Union Thugs??) to get into the faces of American people exercising their constitutional right to protest.I can see another Lexington and Concord event happening very soon; even by the end of August.This debate is degenerating into something very ugly and the phony "UNITER" appears to be looking for a fight.Well Mr.B Hussein Obama, read my name and READ MY LIPS!
  • Court rules for defendants on crime lab reports

    06/25/2009 9:53:56 AM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 42 replies · 1,036+ views
    The Associated Press | June 25, 2009
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court said Thursday that criminal defendants have a constitutional right to cross-examine the forensic analysts who prepare laboratory reports on illegal drugs and other evidence used at trial. The court on Thursday ruled 5-4 for a defendant who was convicted of cocaine trafficking, partly because of crime lab analysis. Luis Melendez-Diaz challenged lab analysis that confirmed cocaine was in plastic bags found in the car he was riding in. Rather than accept the report, Melendez-Diaz said he should be allowed to question the lab analyst about testing methods, how the evidence was preserved and other...
  • Reverberations as Door Slams on Hope of Change (Obama failed?)

    06/14/2009 7:21:55 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies · 1,196+ views
    NYT ^ | 06/14/09 | BILL KELLER
    Reverberations as Door Slams on Hope of Change By BILL KELLER TEHRAN It is impossible to know for sure how much the ostensible re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad represents the preference of an essentially conservative Iranian public and how much, as opposition voters passionately believe, it is the imposed verdict of a fundamentally authoritarian regime. But for those who dreamed of a gentler Iran, Saturday was a day of smoldering anger, crushed hopes and punctured illusions, from the streets of Tehran to the policy centers of Western capitals. Iranians who hoped for a bit more freedom, a better managed economy...

    05/09/2009 3:41:49 AM PDT · by Scanian · 30 replies · 1,522+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 9, 2009 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    GEN. Colin Powell is wrong to say that the Republican Party must move to the center: Now is not the time to try for triangulation. This is a time for the party to stand firm on its principles until this nation again comes around to the GOP's way of thinking. This process will be driven by the consequences of President Obama's program. The challenge brought by Obama is no longer just theoretical: He means to pass the ultimate leftist agenda and has the votes to do so. As a result, our nation will be unrecognizable well before the 2010 elections....
  • Israeli public expects confrontation with Obama administration

    02/02/2009 12:56:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies · 310+ views
    Rosner's Domain: ^ | 2/2/09 | SHMUEL ROSNER
    Alon Pinkas is a member of our Israel Factor panel, and just a week or so ago was answering the question: Can Obama and Bibi get along? But Pinkas is also the man behind the US-Israel Institute at the Rabin Center, and today he has published a new public opinion poll asking a set of questions somewhat-similar to the ones we asked our panel. It is interesting to compare: a clear majority of the Israeli public expects a confrontation between the next Israeli government and the Obama administration on the issue of settlements (and don't say I didn't warn you):
  • U.S. to Iran: Cooperate or face confrontation

    07/19/2008 10:40:08 AM PDT · by gpapa · 19 replies · 1,265+ views
    MSNBC ^ | July 19, 2008 | Unattributed
    GENEVA - The United States said on Saturday after inconclusive international talks with Iran's nuclear envoy that Tehran must choose between cooperation or confrontation and give up sensitive nuclear work. "We hope the Iranian people understand that their leaders need to make a choice between cooperation, which would bring benefits to all, and confrontation, which can only lead to further isolation," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said in a statement after the talks.
  • Court won't allow statements by killer's victim

    06/25/2008 12:42:43 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 44 replies · 226+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 25, 2008
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that a murder victim's prior statements cannot be used against her killer because it would violate a defendant's constitutional right to confront witnesses who testify against him. The high court's 6-3 ruling was a victory for Dwayne Giles, who had been convicted by a jury in Los Angeles for the 2002 shooting death of his former girlfriend, Brenda Avie. He was sentenced to at least 50 years in prison. The court majority said the constitutional right to confront a witness applied even if the defendant was responsible for the witness...
  • Iran and the Fearful Arabs

    05/13/2008 3:28:31 AM PDT · by freerepublic_or_die · 4 replies · 102+ views
    Asharq Alawsat ^ | May 12, 2008 | Tariq Alhomayed
    Amidst the political classification in the region and talk of the moderate and extremist states, other states seem to have been overlooked and they are the states that deserve to be called the 'fearful Arab' states. Clearly, they have come to the forefront of the events in Lebanon once again and those who attended the exceptional summit in Cairo are aware of that. The fearful Arab states are making it difficult for the moderate states in the region to carry out their tasks, and they also send wrong messages to all parties. Such states are the ones affirming, without...
  • You don't want a highway right in your backyard?

    04/05/2008 6:31:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies · 264+ views
    The Montreal Gazette ^ | April 5, 2008 | Henry Aubin
    In 2006, former premier Lucien Bouchard and several business leaders blamed the not-in-my-backyard syndrome - NIMBY - for much of the Montreal metropolitan area's "immobilisme." The criticism followed the cancellation of two projects that had stirred public protests - a casino near Pointe St. Charles and the Surot power plant. Despite the scolding, citizens remain unrepentant and as pesky as ever. Protests against noisy aircraft over the West Island, for example, are giving headaches to airport officials trying to accommodate increasing numbers of flights. Protests on the North Shore are also causing problems for the expansion of a smelly regional...
  • Bill Clinton Unloads on Press

    01/23/2008 4:20:52 PM PST · by Conservatives_Unite · 67 replies · 356+ views ^ | 1/23/08 | Anne E. Kornblut
    Bill Clinton Unloads on Press By Anne E. Kornblut Former president Bill Clinton lashed out in response to criticism on Wednesday from a prominent Democrat in South Carolina, accusing the Obama campaign of running a political smear campaign against him through the media. "You live for this," Clinton snapped at CNN reporter Jessica Yellin when she asked him to comment on statements by Dick Harpootlian, the former South Carolina Democratic party chairman, who said recent distortions by the Clintons are "reprehensible." Harpootlian, who backed the Clintons in the 1990s and now supports Sen. Barack Obama, had compared Clinton's distortions to...
  • HUMINT: Non-Confrontation [Our Long War]

    08/13/2007 7:29:58 PM PDT · by humint · 3 replies · 1,207+ views
    human intelligence ^ | 13 August 2007 | humint
    HUMINT: In the Long War we are all in; a new religion is emerging. I call it Non-Confrontationalism. The disciples of Non-Confrontationalism preach abstinence. Not premarital or extramarital sexual abstinence, but conflictual abstinence. The best thing to do, so they say, is nothing. They seek segregation, appeasement and flawed compromises to solve fundamental disagreements because they believe the West cannot afford a decisive victory in the Long War. Non-confrontationalists pervade politics and war. Its always been that way, but never before did they have so many converts. As their movement grows stronger, the United States is made weaker. Ironically,...
  • State Rep. Al Baldasaro talks about his recent confrontation with a fellow Marine

    03/02/2007 3:57:13 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 13 replies · 617+ views
    The Union Leader ^ | March 2, 2007 | Jon Campisi
    LONDONDERRY – If there's one thing state Rep. Al Baldasaro wants you to know, it's this: He did not "crash" a recent news conference organized by a fellow Marine denouncing the President's decision to send more troops to Iraq. ►Lawmaker has sharp words for group criticizing buildup Baldasaro said he simply used some lag time between testifying at House committees to pepper the Massachusetts resident with some pointed questions. The unapologetically outspoken freshman Republican lawmaker made headlines after he accused Marine Cpl. Brian VanRiper of being a "pawn" for a group called Americans Against Escalation in Iraq. In a one-on-one...
  • Bush, Congress Could Face Confrontation on Issue of War Powers

    02/15/2007 10:42:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 528+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 2/16/07 | Michael Abramowitz
    President Bush has not been shy about asserting robust powers for the presidency in waging war, but lately he has seemed to concede that Congress has a role to play as well. Lawmakers, he has indicated, are within their rights to try to cap total deployments or limit where troops can go in Iraq. "They have the right to try to use the power of the purse to determine policy," the president told editors of the Wall Street Journal recently, in an interview that took some of his strongest conservative supporters by surprise. For a president who has asserted broad...
  • Canadian tourists caught in confrontation over holy site

    02/10/2007 3:30:29 PM PST · by xcamel · 7 replies · 391+ views
    cbc news ^ | February 10, 2007 | staff
    A Canadian tour bus was attacked Saturday as sightseers in East Jerusalem became the target of protests over a disputed holy site. Palestinian youths hurled stones at the vehicle carrying vacationers during the second day of protests against excavation work at the religious compound. This bus came under attack on the second day of Palestinian protests against excavation at a religious site. (CBC) Muslims know the site as the Noble Sanctuary, which houses the al-Aqsa mosque, the holiest mosque outside Mecca. It's known to Jews as the Temple Mount, which is connected to the Western Wall, described as the holiest...
  • US Military Chiefs Eye Confrontation With Iran

    02/03/2007 6:26:30 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 647+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-4-2007 | Philip Sherwell
    US military chiefs eye confrontation with Iran By Philip Sherwell in Washington, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 12:51am GMT 04/02/2007 America's military chiefs are at loggerheads with the country's diplomats and spies over tactics for confronting Iranian agents in Iraq over their role in lethal attacks on US forces. American drones are flying over Iran in search of intelligence about its nuclear facilities The rift has spilled over into a dispute about how and when to publish alleged evidence of Iranian backing for Iraqi militias and Iran's provision of supplies and technology for roadside bombs, the biggest killer of American soldiers...
  • Iran says U.N. steps would spark confrontation

    05/07/2006 1:29:27 AM PDT · by familyop · 9 replies · 412+ views
    Reuters India ^ | 07MAY06 | Reuters
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday any measures taken against its nuclear programme by the U.N. Security Council would push Tehran towards confrontation with the West rather than cooperation with the U.N. nuclear watchdog. "Involving the U.N. Security Council and adopting incorrect decisions will change the direction of work from cooperation to confrontation," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi told a weekly news conference. "It is clear any measure by the Security Council will have negative effects on the trend of our cooperation with the (International Atomic Energy) Agency," he said.
  • Stakes Rise in Japan-S. Korea Island Flap

    04/19/2006 8:41:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 711+ views
    AP ^ | 04/19/06 | JOSEPH COLEMAN
    Stakes Rise in Japan-S. Korea Island Flap By JOSEPH COLEMAN, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 55 minutes ago Japan defied South Korean protests Wednesday and dispatched two ships to begin a maritime survey near disputed islets between the two nations, raising the stakes in the territorial standoff. South Korea earlier had dispatched a flotilla of patrol boats to guard the territory, held by Seoul but claimed by Tokyo. Two Japanese survey vessels left Sakaiminato on Wednesday, headed for the islands, said Yuzuru Kubota, a coast guard official in the port city on Japan's west coast. But he said the ships...
  • Confrontation in Carlsbad .. Illegal immigration out of control

    08/16/2005 7:13:03 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 758+ views ^ | 8/16/05 | J. F. Kelly, Jr.
    Almost any discussion of immigration elicits deeply felt emotions. Still, most Americans seem to feel that immigrants will continue to play an important role in our countrys growth and that America should continue to be a beacon to the disadvantaged and oppressed peoples of the world seeking a better life. That there are many more of these than the United States can possibly accommodate does not seem to deter most Americans in favoring a liberal immigration policy. Ours certainly fits that description. For one thing, young, working immigrants replenish our aging workforce and provide additional payroll taxes to help keep...
  • STOP THE FILIBUSTERING - (Republicans must act NOW!)

    05/10/2005 5:40:17 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 505+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES.COM ^ | MAY 10, 2005 | Tod Lindberg
    I have been wracking my brain for a while now for a good reason for Republicans in the Senate not to get rid of the filibuster in the case of judicial nominees. You know, something about the higher need for comity, respect for the traditions of the "world's greatest deliberative body," the need for majorities to act with restraint so that minorities do not feel oppressed, etc. I give up. There are no principles at stake here. The prerequisite for a Senate rule that requires 60 votes for cloture is sufficient institutional comity to ensure that the filibuster is not...
  • The double standard of the left

    03/21/2005 7:09:00 AM PST · by Beckwith · 6 replies · 711+ views
    Liberal Lunacy ^ | 3/21/2005 | Beckwith
    Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg demonstrates the twisted logic of the left in her article, Dying in Iraq Is Not a Job Opportunity. The double standard of the left is evidenced as she describes events at the City College of New Yorks (CCNY) Job Fair last week, at which a group of about twenty students stood in front of the National Guard table and began chanting anti-war slogans. She writes, "The situation became aggressive when the security officers came in. They looked like they were ready for action." Weill-Greenberg continues, Witnesses say Justino Rodriguez and other students were shoved out of the...
  • Rhythm gives ABA officials a headache

    02/01/2005 7:51:53 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies · 613+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 1, 2005 | Melissa Isaacson
    The co-founder and chairman of the American Basketball Association said Monday he planned to fine the Nashville Rhythm and donate the money to inner-city youth programs. Joe Newman was reacting to Saturday night's game between the ABA's Nashville Rhythm and Kansas City Knights in which Rhythm co-owner Sally Anthony confronted Nashville coach Ashley McElhiney on the bench during the game and then fired her after McElhiney refused to bench one of her players. Afterward, Anthony went into the locker room and told the team that if players wanted to support their coach, she would fold the team. Newman said that...
  • Venezuela's Chavez seeks armed conflict with the USA

    01/25/2005 9:11:38 AM PST · by alekboyd · 38 replies · 4,793+ views
    Vcrisis ^ | 24.01.05 | Aleksander Boyd
    I got to see a bit of the presidential spiel yesterday and I noticed that Chavez has lost composure; his normal coherent-self wasnt there; the rhythm and pitch of his voice have abandoned him; he's absolutely convinced that the hour of his rendezvous with history has finally arrived in the form of an open conflict; be it with Colombia or the USA.
  • Rising China to haunt Bush in second term

    01/17/2005 10:17:27 AM PST · by jb6 · 3 replies · 246+ views
    AFP ^ | Sat Jan 15, 9:57 PM ET
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President George W. Bush (news - web sites) may keep a wary eye on China during his second term in office as the Asian giant musters greater political and economic influence across the globe. AFP/File Photo But US reliance on Beijing to keep nuclear-armed North Korea (news - web sites) on a leash and Washington's preoccupation with insurgency-wracked Iraq (news - web sites) may limit any pressure Bush may want to exert on China, especially on human rights and trade issues. Growing at a rapid pace, China is using its economic clout to expand its political...
  • ***CAPTION THIS*** Mexican Soldiers In Showdown With U.S. Marines At Funeral In Mexico (Photo)

    07/06/2004 2:31:28 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 65 replies · 3,074+ views
    Yahoo News (Photos) ^ | 6 July 2004 | Yahoo News (Photos)
    Mexican soldiers, left, in green argue with a group of U.S. Marines, two of whom were carrying non-working ceremonial rifles during the funeral of 22-year-old Juan Lopez in his hometown of San Luis de la Paz in central Mexico, Sunday, July 4, 2004. The U.S. Embassy on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 sent a diplomatic note to Mexico's government demanding to know why Mexican troops interrupted the funeral of a U.S. Marine who died in Iraq (news - web sites) and was being buried in his hometown in central Guanajuato state. Mexican soldiers with automatic weapons disrupted the graveside burial of...
  • Commentary: Madrid and the devil's comeback

    03/14/2004 7:55:37 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 16 replies · 143+ views
    UPI ^ | 12 March 2004 | Uwe Siemon-Netto
    Commentary: Madrid and the devil's comeback By Uwe Siemon-Netto, UPI Religious Affairs Editor BORDEAUX, France, March 12 (UPI) -- The devil as a person has staged a comeback in Madrid, European and American theologians ruminated Friday, the day after terrorist attacks on trains killed at least 198 and injured more than 1,400 in the Spanish capital. For decades, the Evil One as "an active force, a living, spiritual being that is perverted and perverts others" -- to use the words of the late Pope Paul IV -- was rarely the topic of sermons. "To talk about him was not considered...
  • 6Th Amendment reaffirmed

    03/12/2004 8:05:46 PM PST · by djf · 62 replies · 5,964+ views
    US Supreme Court | Mar 8,2004 | US Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court, in a decision Monday, Crawford V. Washington, has re-affirmed the accused rights in a criminal trial to be confronted by his accuser. The court had, in recent years, after the Ohio V. Roberts decision, held that in certain circumstances, hearsay evidence could be deemed credible enough to be noticed by the court and used against the defendent. In a blistering rebuttal to this philosophy by Scalia the court held Monday that this does not conform to the original intent of the founders, and the right to be confronted in court by ALL the witnesses against a defendent...
  • Palestinian Authority, Hamas confront each other in Gaza

    07/12/2003 4:10:25 PM PDT · by stevejackson · 21 replies · 261+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Jul. 12, 2003 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Hamas activists in Gaza City attacked cars belonging to the Palestinian Authority's Preventive Security Service Friday night after Minister of Security Muhammed Dahlan's bodyguards shot and wounded a Hamas member. Palestinian sources said the bodyguards opened fire at Muhmamed Sumari, a Hamas activist, after suspecting him of planning to assassinate Dahlan. Sumari was wounded in the leg and was in critical condition, the sources added. The incident occurred just after midnight Thursday, as Dahlan was on his way back to Gaza City from a meeting with Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz at the Erez checkpoint. A statement issued by Hamas Saturday...
  • China readies for future U.S. fight

    03/26/2003 8:20:29 PM PST · by AnimalLover · 44 replies · 409+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/25/03 | Willy Wo-Lap Lam
    <p>CHINA READIES FOR FUTURE U.S. FIGHT March 26, 2003 CNN reports: "The Iraqi war has convinced the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership that some form of confrontation with the U.S. could come earlier than expected. Beijing has also begun to fine-tune its domestic and security policies to counter the perceived threat of U.S. 'neo-imperialism.' As more emphasis is being put on boosting national strength and cohesiveness, a big blow could be dealt to both economic and political reform. That the new leadership has concluded China is coming up against formidable challenges in the short to medium term is evident from recent statements by President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao. Hu indicated earlier this year Beijing must pay more attention to global developments so that 'China make good preparations before the rainstorm ... and be in a position to seize the initiative.' Wen also pointed out in the first meeting of the State Council, or cabinet, last Saturday the leadership 'must keep a cool head.' 'We must boost our consciousness about disasters and downturns -- and think about dangers in the midst of [apparent] safety,' he said"</p>