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  • Iranian boats in "unsafe" encounter with U.S. surveillance ship

    03/06/2017 12:54:34 PM PST · by BlackAdderess · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | 3/6/2017 | Staff Writer
    Iranian military vessels had a close encounter with a U.S. surveillance ship on Saturday in what U.S. officials tell CBS News was both an “unsafe” and “unprofessional” maneuver by the Iranians in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. CBS News’ David Martin reports that the USNS Invincible, which is outfitted with sonar to track submarines and radar to monitor missile tests, was transiting the Strait of Hormuz when it was forced to change its course to avoid a small group of Iranian Revolutionary Guard fast boats that had positioned themselves in front of her. The “unsafe” encounter came just two days...
  • Obama's winning strategy will be retested soon

    10/18/2013 2:15:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 17, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons
    WASHINGTON — It's been a constant quandary for the Obama White House: Should the president reach out to his Republican opponents or isolate them? Should he compromise to move his agenda or try to split the GOP ranks? Carrot or stick? [BIG SNIP] Democrats continue to debate how the president should approach that process — offering concessions or lines in the sand. This week, former Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told reporters he thought Obama should put "everything on the table," as well as do more to build relationships with Republicans......... [Neera] Tanden [president of the Center for American Progress]...
  • 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.
  • Obama’s 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
    He’s back. An explosive Anthony Weiner received his first serious criticism from voters over the sexting scandal that forced him to resign from Congress Wednesday night–sparking 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. Weiner’s 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 couple’s 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 Sheriff’s 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 didn’t 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 Beck’s website broke the news that Beck show would be eventually phased out of the Fox News Channel’s 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 didn’t 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 man’s 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 monk’s 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...
  • China’s 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 we’re 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 Washington’s fault. According to Guan, the United States sees...