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  • The new axis of evil — Canada: One third of American 8th graders think we live in a dictatorship

    05/18/2015 3:18:14 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 18 replies
    National Post ^ | May 18, 2015 | Richard Warnica
    It’s a looping belt of tyranny that swoops from the South Pacific to Europe and all the way across the Americas. It controls three of the world’s 12 largest economies and the entire global supply of some key resources. It is, in the eyes of the world’s most important, and perhaps only relevant, demographic, a new axis of autocracy and it isn’t centred in Pyongyang, Tehran or Harare but in Canberra, Paris and, yes, Ottawa. That demographic, of course, is the American teen. And if new U.S. test results are any sign, that all important group doesn’t think highly of...

    12/17/2014 7:00:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 407 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2014-12-17 | Associated Press (AP)
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  • China Looks Bad, Europe Looks Worse

    12/03/2014 5:58:31 AM PST · by blam · 5 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 12-3-2014 | Jonathan Cable
    Jonathan Cable, Reuters December 3, 2014LONDON (Reuters) - The euro zone economy may face another contraction after business activity grew less than expected in November despite heavy discounting, surveys on Wednesday showed, although Asian readings were more upbeat. Firms across the euro zone cut prices again. That, and signs that the bloc's core economies are struggling, will concern the European Central Bank which has launched a raft of measures to revive growth and drive up dangerously low inflation. In contrast, a survey covering China's services industry showed slightly faster expansion. But after data on Monday said manufacturing growth was its...
  • Rationed Food and Purposeful Starvation

    10/29/2013 7:08:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/28/2013 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    I remember our daily food always coming from a long, long line at the end of which was a loaf of bread, a liter of milk, a stick of butter, a bottle of murky cooking oil, or a kilo of bones with traces of meat and fat on them. The interminable lines looked like this bread line pictured above. We never knew what was sold at the end of a line we happened to come upon, but we knew we needed whatever people lined up to buy, so we joined the line. If we wanted to eat, we learned at...
  • Obama Honors Socialist Leader at White House – Admits He Stole Her “Yes We Can” Slogan (Video)

    05/29/2012 8:26:35 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 38 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 29, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama gave the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dolores Huerta, an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. During the ceremony today President Obama admitted he stole her slogan “Yes we can!” for his 2008 campaign. (Video at link) ---snip---...Dolores Huerta, an 82-year-old labor activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers union. Huerta is also an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. DSA describes itself as “the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International.” Huerta has claimed, “Republicans hate Latinos,” and has spoken fondly of Hugo...
  • Obama: Hidden Agendas, Shadow Governments, and Dictatorships?

    09/24/2009 1:15:48 PM PDT · by morgc · 7 replies · 539+ views ^ | 9-21-09 |
    Some people believe the bi-racial (not black) American president has a hidden agenda. That belief is based on the facts that Obama is your basic slimy sales person. Many Americans, even those voted for Obama, no longer trust him. Terms such as "shadow government" and "dictatorship" are used because trust levels are so low. Perhaps we need to review the definitions of these terms. First, online sources define dictatorship as a government that's controlled by a single person. I would further refine that definition to a single person who seeks to control and expand government's role into greater aspects of...
  • Mugabe 'preparing for war'

    08/10/2009 6:13:13 PM PDT · by wgflyer · 14 replies · 2,025+ views ^ | 6 August, 2009 | Unknown
    Cape Town - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is stockpiling arms and ammunition and preparing for war, the Democratic Alliance warned on Thursday.... ..."Mugabe is [also] talking to Venezuela, Cuba and Korea to fund a war-chest in preparation for the referendum and election, following the implementation of the global political agreement (GPA) brokered by former president Thabo Mbeki on behalf of SADC."... ...James said Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party appeared to be "mobilising for war against their own citizens"....
  • Chaos theory -- and practice: Presidential leadership needed to advance freedom's cause

    07/08/2009 3:22:27 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 495+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 8, 2009 | Monica Crowley
    It must be comfortable over there on the wrong side of history, because President Obama seems to have settled in quite easily. Whenever he must decide between democratic forces and those of dictatorship, he invariably sides with the world's collection of "supreme leaders," whose iron-fisted, brutally oppressive, leadership-for-life approach an American president should find uncool. But Mr. Obama doesn't just find it cool. He finds it worth affirming. From 2002 to the end of his presidency, George W. Bush routinely was accused by the left of "creating chaos": chaos in Iraq, chaos in Afghanistan, chaos in the Muslim world, chaos...

    05/07/2009 3:02:50 AM PDT · by Scanian · 1 replies · 321+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 7, 2009 | Daniel Mandel
    IF the Obama administration really wants to improve human rights, it's taking the wrong approach in seeking a seat on the seriously flawed United Nations Human Rights Council. The best thing now, ironically, would be for the HRC to show its true colors and reject Washington's application in the vote it plans for Tuesday -- although don't count on it. The administration says it's aiming to "promote universality, transparency and objectivity" in the council, but more likely its presence simply would legitimize a body hostile to democracy and human rights. The Human Rights Council was created in 2006 to supersede...
  • Why our [African]leaders wish Obama only bad luck

    07/29/2008 4:08:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 92+ views
    The Kampala Daily Monitor ^ | July 30, 2008 | Charles Onyango Obbo
    According to opinion polls and word on the streets, if the November US presidential elections were to be decided by non-Americans, Democratic Party candidate Barack Obama would beat the Republican’s John McCain with about 90 per cent of the vote. Obama’s popularity abroad, and indeed in the US, is almost dizzying. However if the elections were left to African presidents to decide, McCain could probably beat Obama with 90 per cent of the vote. This might be surprising, given that Obama is not only an African-American, but his father was a Kenyan chap who went to the USA as a...

    07/30/2007 8:30:33 AM PDT · by JosephJames · 5 replies · 191+ views
    My own work ^ | 06/29/07 | Joseph Dwight
    THE “DECLARATION OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY” (VCII) The traditionalists have a difficult time with VCII’s teaching on religious liberty because they feel that non-Catholics do not have the right to promote their religion or creed publicly as was often the case in the past centuries under numerous Catholic monarchs. The traditionalists, as well as many past Popes, believe that only the truth (Catholic) has the right to be promoted publicly. It is interesting to note that an important American theologian, Father John Courtney Murry, was silenced by the Vatican (Cardinal Ottaviani) to write or speak publicly on this issue during the...
  • An Island Held Prisoner (Castro's 'legacy')

    02/01/2007 2:46:34 PM PST · by GMMAC · 6 replies · 478+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Thursday, February 01, 2007 | Daniel Hannan
    An Island Held Prisoner 'Castro's enduring popularity among Western leftists Shows That Many People Will Ally Themselves With Any Regime, however vile, provided it is sufficiently anti-American' Daniel Hannan NATIONAL POST Thursday, February 01, 2007 Sola mors tyrannicida est, wrote Thomas More: Death is the only way to get rid of tyrants. And so it has proved for Fidel Castro. Sixteen years ago, he looked finished. The U.S.S.R. had collapsed, and the Soviet subsidies that had propped up the Cuban economy for 30 years had been abruptly terminated. Around the world, statues of Lenin were being melted down or...
  • The Biggest Threat to Liberty

    12/08/2006 1:21:12 PM PST · by genefromjersey · 1 replies · 212+ views
    The Inside Straight ^ | 12/08/06 | vanity
    The biggest threat to American liberty is not Fascism,Communism,an Imperial Presidency, a Runaway Congress, or Dictatorial Courts. It's something MUCH closer to home !
  • North Korea's Secret Weapon

    08/25/2006 7:58:44 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 18 replies · 1,048+ views
    StrategyPage ^ | August 25, 2006 | Staff
    One way the North Korean leadership has maintained control of the country, despite over a decade of famine and the world's harshest police state, is the large number of troops assigned to produce food for the armed forces. Having troops raise their own food is actually an ancient practice. But in the 20th century, the Russian and Chinese communists made food production (mainly farming, but also raising animals) a major part of military life. In this way, these communist dictatorships were able to keep their military budgets low, maintain larger peacetime armies, while keeping the troops busy (and out of...
  • Spoilers win seats on rights council (UN is a Joke ALERT!!!)

    05/09/2006 4:46:51 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 8 replies · 741+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 10 May 2006
    FIVE nations seen by rights groups as among the world's worst abusers have been elected along with 39 other countries to the United Nations' new Human Rights Council in a first round of voting. Russia, China, Cuba, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, identified by New York-based Human Rights Watch as unworthy of membership on the new UN body, were among those winning seats. But two others on the group's list, Iran and Azerbaijan, failed to win membership on the first ballot. Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth said it was inevitable some rights foes would win seats but "the important...
  • Anti-Humanitarian Aid - The moral case for ending assistance to dictatorships

    03/10/2006 6:33:58 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies · 277+ views
    Reason ^ | March 10, 2006 | Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler
    The moral case for ending assistance to dictatorships Aid to Africa remains a favorite cause for politicians and entertainers. From Geldoff to Bono to Blair, everyone wants credit for attacking poverty. Africa's dire need is undisputed, but good intentions aside, could it be that aid actually harms Africans—and that less help would do more good? Western wealth is supposed to speed African development and fight grinding poverty, but the result doesn't match the intent. In Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe has single-handedly destroyed the economy with western aid flowing. After a quarter-century of Mugabe, 80 percent of Zimbabweans live below the poverty...
  • The region will wrest back control when the US stumbles out of Iraq [Barf alert]

    12/17/2005 5:52:47 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 22 replies · 821+ views ^ | Tuesday December 13, 2005 | Martin Woollacott
    When the US stumbled out of Vietnam 30 years ago, a void seemed to open up for a world which, for good or ill, had become used to a controlling American hand. The US had suffered a great defeat, in part self-inflicted, in the process betraying an ally, and American will and rationality had been drawn down to the lowest levels. Yet the consequences for the region where the war had been waged were surprisingly limited. The dominoes did not fall, or rather, when they eventually did, they fell the other way as Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia were to some...
  • Net hate: Net hope - (simply splendid piece!How RIGHT President Bush really IS + liberal idiocy!)

    07/26/2005 7:34:35 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 505+ views
    One of Bush's concepts on the War on Terror is to replace those governments that harbor and grow hate with democracies. It's an important concept, one that recognizes that in order to kill the weed of murder and torture you have to pull it up by its roots. The new seeds, planted well, will flower into the type of free flowing information that'll pollinate the brains of young and old alike. I know, I know. It sounds like some fairy tale. But recent polls taken in Islamic countries show a sudden drop in support for Bin Ladin accompanied by an...
  • Zimbabwe turns to wildlife as food source

    04/27/2005 8:15:24 PM PDT · by BigFinn · 16 replies · 548+ views
    ZWNews ^ | April 27, 2005 | Basildon Peta
    President Robert Mugabe's regime has directed national parks officials to kill animals in state-owned conservation areas to feed hungry rural peasants - a move that could wipe out what remains of Zimbabwe's impalas, kudus, giraffes, elephants and other species. The directive is a major blow to efforts by conservationists to try to rehabilitate the wildlife sector which was devastated after Mugabe ordered his supporters to invade and confiscate white-owned farms in 2000. The chaotic farm invasions saw party militants storming into conservation areas - both private and state-owned - to slaughter animals. Unscrupulous South African hunters also joined in the...
  • Brazil, Cuba and Venezuela are planning to surprise USA with Nuclear Weapons

    04/12/2005 6:49:30 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 535+ views
    DIGITAL FREEDOM NETWORK.ORG ^ | MARCH 13, 2005 | Stafano Pagani
    Brasil has the technology, the uranium, and has expressed in the past its aspiration to start a nuclear program. In Cuba, the evil¹s son (castro) has always desired to destroy the US with nuclear weapons. The evil¹s son installed missiles with nuclear heads in the past, and although he had to dismantle them, those served him to perpetuate the assassin regime for already 47 years by forcing the US to pact with the URSS and Cuba and guarantee no intervention. The son of the Havana¹s pimp, who carries the same name of the father (fidel), not by coincidence is a...
  • Latin America: A Vigil of Suspense - (terror threats from South America growing)

    04/06/2005 2:59:41 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 370+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | APRIL 6, 2005 | PAUL M. WEYRICH
    Americans are so busy keeping up with events in the Middle East that we do not realize how much things have been changing in our own "neighborhood." That would be a grave mistake on our part because – in the long run -- the Caribbean and South and Central America are as important to our national interest and even to our winning the War on Terrorism. A Latin America led by Cuba's Castro and Venezuela's Chavez and Brazil's Lula appears ready to plunge that continent back into the mayhem and socialism that made life there so miserable. Given that the...

    03/18/2005 11:26:14 AM PST · by jb6 · 15 replies · 364+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | March 18
    TBILISI, March 18 (RIA Novosti) - The Government of the Future public movement, led by Georgy Maisashvili, has joined the opposition Coordination Council. Standing at its cradle were the Georgian Labor Party, led by Shalva Natelashvili, and the public movement, Forward, Georgia!, with Irakly Batiashvili at the head. Dominating the Coordinating Council agenda are demands for an extraordinary parliamentary election and a change of government by constitutional ways, reports the Novosti-Georgia news agency. Government of the Future leaders intend, starting next week, to contact spokesmen of foreign legations in Georgia. Maisashvili, on his part, plans to meet US and European...
  • A Switch in Devils - (Bush policy succeeding; U.S. no longer the "devil")

    03/15/2005 4:23:11 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 17 replies · 955+ views
    "Virtually no one in Washington expected such a snowballing of events following Iraq's elections," recently explained the deputy editorial editor of the Washington Post, Jackson Diehl. Said another way, virtually no one in Establishment D.C. expected things would snowball the way Bush had predicted. Still, reports Diehl, the evidence is obvious: "Less than two years after Saddam Hussein was deposed, the fact is that Arabs are marching for freedom and shouting slogans against tyrants in the streets of Beirut and Cairo--and regimes that have endured for decades are visibly tottering. Those who claimed that U.S. intervention could never produce such...
  • Liars, Lying Liars, and Harry Reid

    02/03/2005 6:06:36 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 47 replies · 3,623+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 5 February 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    I’ve never before used a long quote from anyone who has, in Dave Barry’s words, the IQ of a kumquat. But there are exceptions to every rule. The following appeared on an exceptionally paranoid website known as the Democratic Underground. See for yourselves that this quote is typical of DU. "The Iraq vote is making me sick this morning "All the media keeps talking about is how happy the Iraqis are, how high turnout was, and how ‘freedom’ has spread to Iraq. I had to turn off CNN because they kept focusing on the so-called ‘voters’ and barely mentioned the...
  • US ready to assist Azerbaijan in entry to WTO

    12/09/2004 6:45:21 AM PST · by jb6 · 1 replies · 123+ views
    Itar-Tass ^ | 07.12.2004, 11.23
    BAKU, December 7 (Itar-Tass) -- The United States is ready to assist Azerbaijan in the entry to the World Trade Organisation, US Secretary of State Colin Powell said in a message to Azerbaijani President Ilkham Aliyev on Tuesday. The US administration supports the final abolishment of the Jackson-Vanik amendment in Azerbaijan, the message said. Powell pledged that the US government will continue negotiations on abolishing this amendment in Azerbaijan as this Caucasian republic meets international standards on the freedom of emigration. The US secretary of state praised highly close cooperation of the countries. Powell noted that the real symbols of...
  • Get Out Of the UN, Start Over - (Perfect, Classic Weyrich Argument!)

    12/08/2004 7:36:42 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 628+ views
    The current UN cannot live without the United States. We pay about a quarter of its budget and for what? To have us slapped down by a group of bloodthirsty dictators who hate our system of government? To have human rights abuses investigated by a committee composed of the worst human rights violators on the face of the earth? To have UN people run for cover as soon as the situation gets tough in Iraq? For the life of me I can't figure out any benefit to staying in the UN.
  • New reality of American power

    05/01/2003 10:22:51 PM PDT · by WaterDragon · 9 replies · 179+ views ^ | May 1, 2003 | Paul Reynolds
    There is a new reality in the world - American power. It was used to achieve a swift victory in Iraq, as it had been in Afghanistan. The question which arises, is whether it is now poised to make itself felt elsewhere in the world. The policies have already been laid out. They comprise the war on terror which President Bush declared soon after the 11 September attacks, and the effort to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction to so-called rogue states. Doctrine of pre-emption There is a doctrine which goes along with this: Pre-emptive action. We are...
  • China arrests US resident as terrorist

    12/21/2002 8:10:45 AM PST · by tallhappy · 22 replies · 206+ views
    China arrests US resident for espionage Saturday, December 21, 2002 China yesterday said it had arrested missing exiled democracy activist Wang Bingzhang, a permanent US resident, for espionage, six months after he disappeared. A spokesman for the Ministry of Public Security was quoted as saying Wang was also facing charges of engaging in "violent terrorist activities" in southern Guangdong province. He was formally arrested in Guangdong on December 5, Xinhua said. "The state security department had verified that Wang, starting in the early 1980s, had struck up contact with Taiwan’s espionage organization, which paid him as he collected and stole...
  • China - Poison banned at food firms after tragedy - Official Stories

    09/18/2002 7:45:45 AM PDT · by tallhappy · 1 replies · 264+ views
    South China Morning Post ^ | 9-18-02 | Bill Savadove
    South China Morning Post September 18, 2002 SECTION: News; Pg. 11 LENGTH: 462 words HEADLINE: Poison banned at food firms after tragedy BYLINE: Bill Savadove in Tangshan BODY: Jiangsu province issued an urgent order yesterday banning all food companies from using rat poison and insecticides to kill pests. The Yangtze Evening Post reported that companies involved in the production, transport or sale of food had been ordered to prevent contamination and guarantee food safety, or face punishment. The move came as authorities announced the arrest of Chen Zhengping for allegedly spiking a rival's food products with rat poison, leading to...
  • Turkmenistan Leader Renames Time

    08/12/2002 6:38:33 AM PDT · by tlrugit · 2 replies · 240+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | 12/10/2002 | NY TIMES NEWS SERVICE
    MOSCOW In the Central Asian republic of Turkmenistan, a personality cult envelops the country's first and only leader, President Saparmurat Niyazov, or as he is better known there, Akbar Turkmenbashi, the Great Leader of All Turkmen. There is a city called Turkmenbashi, as well as Turkmenbashi streets, mosques, factories and airports. The president's portrait appears on the country's money, on banners and posters, on bottles of vodka and packets of tea. A golden statue of him atop a 75m arch in the capital, Ashkhabad, rotates so that his arms always point to the sun. Now the time has come for...