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  • President Obama calls the United States & Europe ‘developing countries’ in latest embarrassing gaffe

    07/28/2013 10:25:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Sunday Telegraph ^ | 7/28/13 | Niel Gardiner
    You can imagine the derision that would have flowed from the liberal “mainstream media” if George W. Bush had referred to the United States as well as its European allies as “developing countries.” [Snip] And one of the interesting things that we don’t talk about enough is the contrast between what’s happened in the United States and what’s happened in a lot of other developing countries, Europe in particular. It´s pretty rare where we have the chance to look at two policy approaches and follow them over several years and see which one worked. And the fact is
  • Media Matters developing ‘opposition research’ on Fox, has list of ‘every single person’

    03/26/2011 10:34:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 119 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/26/11 | Steven Nelson
    Politico published an eye-opening report on Saturday by Ben Smith about “Media Matter’s war against Fox.” Smith wrote that the organization continues to transform itself into an exclusively Fox News-battling group.Media Matters founder David Brock told Politico that his organization’s activism has developed into a “strategy of containment.” This strategy includes extensive work to compile intelligence on the employees of the cable news channel. (Snip)“Somebody in that organization is giving us primary source documents.”
  • U.N.: Iran developing military nukes

    02/25/2011 4:30:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    UNITED NATIONS -- Iran may be using its nuclear program to develop weapons for military use, the United Nations says. The U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency said it has received information indicating Iran was "not engaging with the agency in substance on issues concerning the allegation that Iran is developing a nuclear payload for its missile program," the BBC reported Friday. The agency says the information raised "further concerns" about Iran's "possible military dimensions" to its nuclear development despite Tehran's protestations its program is entirely peaceful.
  • La Nina developing, could mean more hurricanes

    07/09/2010 2:13:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 2+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/9/10 | Randolph E. Schmid - ap
    WASHINGTON – The climate phenomenon known as La Nina appears to be developing, threatening more bad news in the efforts to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. When a La Nina occurs there tend to be more hurricanes than normal in the Atlantic and Caribbean regions, which include the Gulf of Mexico. The federal Climate Prediction Center said Thursday that La Nina conditions are likely to develop in July and August. La Nina is marked by an unusual cooling of the sea surface in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Water temperatures in that area can affect air...
  • Armed Man Holds Hostages in Nebraska Bank, Police Say

    02/10/2010 10:53:37 AM PST · by Doogle · 12 replies · 416+ views
    AP via FOX ^ | 02/10/10 | AP
    KEARNEY, Neb. — Police snipers perched on the roofs in downtown Kearney this morning as authorities worked to resolve a hostage situation at the Wells Fargo Bank. An armed man held a shotgun on a woman inside the bank at 21 W. 21st St., authorities said. The hostage situation began about 10:57 a.m., and at about 11:15, some employees and customers at the bank were evacuated through an east door into the alley. About 30 to 40 people were evacuated, and police officers accompanied them to make sure the suspect was not among them.
  • On the Ground: U.S. Forces Perform Dual Role in Securing, Developing Iraq

    03/13/2009 5:33:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 168+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 13, 2009 – U.S. forces in Iraq increasingly are working on civil affairs projects to develop the country, while continuing to provide security so that progress can happen throughout, military officials report. U.S. Army Capt. Eric Currence, commander of the 641st Civil Affairs Team, shakes hands with Jameel Bashar, the village sheikh's brother, after the ribbon-cutting ceremony at a new water filtration facility in Kalamat Village March 9, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Joe Thompson  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Soldiers assigned to the Army’s 641st Civil Affairs Team helped bring a water filtration system...
  • RUSSIAN ANALYST PREDICTS DECLINE AND BREAKUP OF USA

    11/25/2008 1:22:03 PM PST · by prismsinc · 72 replies · 2,185+ views
    drudgereport.com ^ | 11-25-08 | Matt Drudge
    A leading Russian political analyst has said the economic turmoil in the United States has confirmed his long-held view that the country is heading for collapse, and will divide into separate parts. Professor Igor Panarin said in an interview with the respected daily IZVESTIA published on Monday: "The dollar is not secured by anything. The country's foreign debt has grown like an avalanche, even though in the early 1980s there was no debt. By 1998, when I first made my prediction, it had exceeded $2 trillion. Now it is more than 11 trillion. This is a pyramid that can only...
  • Defining Developed (What is the difference between a "Developed" and "Developing" Country?)

    02/17/2008 1:42:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies · 3,526+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | Feb 12, 2008 | Alvaro Vargas Llosa
    SANTIAGO, Chile -- It might be argued that a country ceases to be underdeveloped when its citizens shift their anger from other people's wealth to the quality of the services their own wealth is paying for. Chile is perhaps the world's best example. For the past two years, President Michelle Bachelet has faced a national malaise that has manifested itself in violent student protests, strikes affecting copper mining and the forestry industry, and the gradual unraveling of the coalition that has governed since 1990. I recently asked Bachelet and former President Ricardo Lagos what was happening. Their answers were instructive....
  • The Developing Storm (Comstock Partners Doom and Gloom but?)

    09/29/2007 6:20:51 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 8 replies · 114+ views
    Comstock Partners ^ | 29 September 2007 | Staff
    The severe housing slump is already beginning to hit consumer spending. The International Shopping Center Chain Store Index has now declined more than 1% for two straight weeks for the first time since December 2004, and has broken down to its lowest level of the year as a result of slower job growth, a diminishing wealth effect, record debt burdens, little savings cushion and high energy prices. The 2006 peak for MEW has been raised to almost $1 trillion with the second quarter 2007 estimate still at a relatively high $500 million. ISI states that that this means the coming...
  • Leadership Crucial to Developing Iraqi Security Forces

    06/12/2007 5:16:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 262+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 12, 2007 – Iraqi security units have developed to the point where they can assume a greater share of the security burden, the U.S. general in charge of training those forces until earlier this week said here today. Army Lt. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey turned over command of Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq to Army Lt. Gen. James Dubik on June 10 in Baghdad and testified before the House Armed Services Committee oversight subcommittee today. Dempsey gave an unvarnished assessment of the progress and roadblocks in training and equipping the Iraqi army, national police and local police. “My...
  • A reporter remembers Rome 1957 (EU at 50).

    03/22/2007 3:26:25 PM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 1 replies · 264+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, March 23, 2007 | David Willey
    BBC Rome correspondent David Willey covered the signing of the Treaty of Rome as a Reuters trainee. Here he looks back at the Europe of half a century ago.The signing of the treaty took place in the majestic surroundings of Michelangelo's elegant Capitoline Palace situated at the top of one of Rome's seven hills. David Willey: Reuters trainee, and veteran BBC correspondent I was actually there in the huge room frescoed with scenes from ancient Roman battles, when the six frock-coated founders of the Europe of the Six appended their signatures to the Treaty. Crowded into the room were...
  • Hope for end of climate deadlock

    02/14/2007 5:08:37 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 22 replies · 609+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, February 14, 2007 | Roger Harrabin, BBC environment analyst
    Emissions levels have proved a sticking point Leading US politicians are meeting with legislators from the EU, China, Japan and India to seek a breakthrough in the international climate deadlock. The meeting, organised by British-run parliamentarians' group Globe, is strongly supported by the UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. On Thursday, it will publish recommendations for a new world deal on climate change at the G8 summit. G8 leaders will be meeting in Germany this summer. The gathering in the US senate has attracted two presidential candidates - John McCain and the Senate Foreign Relations committee chair Joe Biden. In...
  • Developing Nations To Test New $150 Laptops

    02/13/2007 8:31:42 AM PST · by blam · 49 replies · 1,194+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 2-13-2007
    Developing nations to test new $150 laptops 15:43 13 February 2007 NewScientist.com news service From Brazil to Pakistan, some of the world's poorest children will peer across the digital divide this month – reading electronic books, shooting digital video, creating music and chatting with classmates online. The non-profit "One Laptop per Child" project, founded by MIT academics, will roll out nearly 2500 of its $150-laptops to eight nations. The experiment is a prelude to mass production of the kid-friendly, lime-green-and-white laptops, scheduled to begin in July 2007, when five million will be built. Its technological triumphs include a hand crank...
  • Tel Aviv U. Scientists Developing Ultimate Batteries

    09/06/2006 1:01:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 781+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 15:40 Aug 28, '06 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Scientists at Tel Aviv University have developed new technology to greatly improve battery performance and decrease the risks associated with the lithium-based batteries currently used. Batteries are the bottle-neck for electronic devices' ability to operate effectively, the project's head, Professor Menachem Nathan told Israel21c.org. Mobile devices need more and more battery power, and consumers are seeking products that take the shortest amount of time to charge. The demand has resulted in lithium-heavy batteries that heat to high temperatures, posing a fire hazard. "The problem we're dealing with here is the flammability of lithium batteries. There have been a few dozen...
  • Reconstruction Team Developing Ties With Afghan Province

    07/11/2006 6:34:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 175+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    QALAT, Afghanistan, July 11, 2006 – U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld today called the provincial reconstruction team here a shining example of how the teams develop relationships with the local Afghan government. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld (right) meets with Del Bar Jan Arman (left), governor of Afghanisan's Zabul province, during a visit to the Qalat Provincial Reconstruction Team July 11. Photo by Staff Sgt. Gary Hilliard, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. When the coalition began using provincial reconstruction teams in Afghanistan, officials were constantly evaluating their work to see if they were worth the time...
  • Stabilizing, Rebuilding, Developing (Casey: Iraqis 'Hopeful About Their Future')

    05/15/2006 5:11:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 224+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Gen. George W. Casey Jr.
    BAGHDAD, May 15, 2006 — The keys to stability in Iraq lie in unity, security and prosperity. Iraqis are making steady progress toward these goals. The formation of a unity government that upholds the voice and resolve of all Iraqi people will set the stage for efforts to diminish the violence and improve security, as well as enhance economic and cultural well-being. Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Nouri Al-Maliki is guiding the Iraqi effort to form an effective national unity government and create the positive political environment for long-term security and prosperity. He proposed four pillars of government that will contribute to...
  • Afghanistan Developing Into Capable Partner in War on Terrorism

    05/04/2006 5:39:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 244+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, May 4, 2006 – Afghan national security forces are building capabilities every day and will soon be able to provide security for their country and be a strong partner in the war on terrorism, two U.S. and Afghan generals involved in training the forces said in a news briefing from Afghanistan today. The country's national security forces, including the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police, now number more than 60,000 and are conducting successful joint operations, said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert Durbin, commander of Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan. The Afghan National Army is being built from...
  • Reserve doctor makes house call to developing nations

    03/08/2006 6:24:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 237+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Tech. Sgt. Kat Bailey
    /8/2006 - LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) -- An Air Force doctor is helping thousands of people in developing countries as a results of a chance encounter with Texas reservists at Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany, eight years ago. Lt. Col. (Dr.) Josef Schmid was in the regular Air Force working in the Rhein-Main clinic when a team of reservists from Lackland's 433rd Airlift Wing showed up for two weeks of annual tour training. “I didn’t even know they were reservists until someone said something," said Doctor Schmid, now assigned to the 433rd Medical Squadron here. After leaving active duty,...
  • Convicted Liar or FBI man who would you believe?

    10/08/2005 10:29:52 PM PDT · by Nalu · 46 replies · 1,306+ views
    Druge Report ^ | 10-8-2005 | Matt Druge
    CLINTON AIDES BATTLE FREEH OVER '60 MINUTES,' BOOK Sat Oct 08 2005 20:04:07 ET Under strong pressure from former President Bill Clinton's advisers, CBS's ''60 Minutes'' has agreed to read a statement denying an explosive charge being made on Sunday nght's program by former FBI director Louis Freeh, the WASHINGTON POST reports. In the statement, Samuel ``Sandy'' Berger, Clinton's national security adviser, challenges Freeh's assertion that Clinton failed to press Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah to cooperate with an investigation of the 1996 bombing of Khobar Towers in that country, and used the occasion to ask for a contribution to his...
  • The 8 Ball Behind Live 8

    07/06/2005 3:29:09 PM PDT · by forty_years · 2 replies · 636+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | July 6, 2005 | Donnel Jones
    I’m pleased as punch that Roger Waters and the rest of the original Pink Floyd troop (Gilmore, Mason, and Wright) reunited for the first time since 1981. At its very best, back in the day, Floyd was one group that never had to apologize for being so “studio.” Their use of special effects in sound was always subservient to the content and art of the writing, playing, and production of their work. Their music had the casual sophistication of something “Brit” even though these guys were blokes. Their album, “Animals,” for example, is a seething bestiary, ridiculing human foibles with...
  • Home Fires In India Melt The Arctic Ice

    04/03/2005 1:20:45 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies · 1,039+ views
    CounterCurrents.org, India ^ | April 3, 2005 | Geoffrey Lean
    Poor women cooking family meals in India are helping to melt the Arctic icecap, startling new studies show. Soot from their fires gets wafted into the atmosphere to fall out on the ice thousands of miles away, hastening its disappearance. In a vivid demonstration of interconnectedness, Nasa scientists have found that one-third of the soot affecting the Arctic comes from South Asia. And Indian studies show that nearly half of the soot emitted in the region comes from cooking fires. Last November a major study by some 300 scientists found that the icecap had thinned by nearly half over the...
  • Bush Marches Into a Second Term, His Agenda Set by Mideast Foes

    02/02/2005 1:44:43 PM PST · by stevejackson · 2 replies · 287+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | February 2, 2005 | Michael Rubin
    Last week, George W. Bush took the oath of office and began his second term. With 150,000 troops still in Iraq, Iran developing nuclear weapons and new leadership in the Palestinian Authority, the Middle East will continue to dominate White House attention.To what extent will Bush's second term be different from his first? For better or worse, not much.Pundits who keep a scorecard of second-term appointments forget three factors: First, this president remains firm in his views. When he speaks about freedom, liberty and democracy, he is sincere. Second, the rank-and-file of not only the CIA, but also of the...
  • Debunking the Myth of Global Warming

    12/17/2004 2:19:06 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 57 replies · 2,655+ views
    OPINION EDITORIALS.COM ^ | DECEMBER 17, 2004 | GREG LEWIS
    Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri is an Indian-born scientist who currently chairs the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He's also an unabashed environmental activist, a role he acts out as head, since 2001, of the Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI). This organization sponsors in thousands of India's schools the Green Olympiad movement, which is a competition designed to test and enhance the knowledge of Indian schoolchildren about environmental issues and whose winners will be invited to participate in Terraquiz, the only environmental quiz show on Indian national television. Well, thank God for small favors. At least there aren't two environmental...
  • Tapping the Hornet's Nest

    12/13/2004 8:40:27 AM PST · by forty_years · 2 replies · 1,319+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | December 13, 2004 | Michael Rubin
    Editor's note: Readers may also be interested in Iran: The Invisible Revolution. During the U.S. presidential campaign, debate over Iran policy received unprecedented attention. The reasons are multifold. With Iran on the verge of developing both nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile capability, Washington policymakers can no longer ignore the Iranian threat, especially when confidants of Supreme Leader Ali Khomenei lead televised chants of "American will be annihilated," as Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati did last June. American concern over a nuclear Iran is multifold. The danger is not necessarily that Iran would conduct a nuclear first strike, although former president Ali Akbar...