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  • HHS Director Quits Job, Writes Letter That Exposes HHS As An Inefficient Mess

    03/15/2014 7:49:27 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 3/15/2014 | Stella
    David Wright, director of the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) in the Department Of Health And Human Services, just quit his job in a big way. Wright wrote an insanely blunt resignation letter that was recently published by ScienceInsider. In it, he exposed the dysfunctional bureaucratic red tape that limited him from doing his job more than half of the time.
  • Outgoing NSA director: ‘It’s not our mission’ to spy on everyone in the world

    02/17/2014 5:24:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    BGR Blog Boy Genius Report on yahoo ^ | 2/17/14 | BGR Ben Zigterman 8 hours ago
    The National Security Agency (NSA) will send its recommendations for where to store telephone metadata records to President Obama later this week, the outgoing NSA director said Friday in a speech defending his agency’s surveillance tactics. General Keith Alexander, who is retiring as NSA director next month, did not say where he thinks the data should be held. President Obama recommended on January 17th that the government stop holding Americans’ phone call records, but pushing the data out to either telephone companies or to a third party are both seen as having significant drawbacks. “The good news is we have...
  • NPS Director Discussed Plan To Close Monuments With White House

    10/16/2013 9:26:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/16/13 | goprapidresponse
    NPS Director Discussed Plan To Close Monuments With White House (October 16, 2013)
  • CIA Director Brennan Confirmed as Reporter Michael Hastings Next Target

    08/13/2013 3:02:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    San Diego 6 ^ | 8/13/13 | Kimberly Dvorak
    This week Elise Jordan, wife of famed journalist Michael Hastings, who recently died under suspicious circumstances, corroborated this reporter's sources that CIA Director, John Brennan was Hastings next exposé project (CNN clip). Last month a source provided San Diego 6 News with an alarming email hacked from super secret CIA contractor Stratfor’s President Fred Burton. The email (link here) was posted on WikiLeaks and alleged that then Obama counter-terrorism Czar Brennan, was in charge of the government's continued crackdown or witch-hunt on investigative journalists. After providing the Stratfor email to the CIA for comment, the spymaster's spokesperson responded in lightning...
  • CIA’s deputy director to be replaced with White House lawyer

    06/12/2013 1:19:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 90 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/12/13 | Karen DeYoung & Greg Miller
    The CIA’s deputy director plans to resign and will be replaced by White House lawyer and agency outsider Avril D. Haines, Director John O. Brennan said Wednesday. Haines, who will succeed career officer Michael Morell on Aug. 9, has served for three years as President Obama’s deputy counsel in charge of national security issues and as legal adviser to the National Security Council. Although she has never worked inside the intelligence agency, “she knows more about covert action than anyone in the U.S. government outside of the CIA,” Brennan said in an interview.
  • East Troy special ed director to do job remotely

    05/28/2013 4:13:14 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 6 replies
    MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL ^ | 05/26/13 | Gitte Laatsby
    The School Board was open to some "outside the box" thinking, so Hibner and Peerenboom spent the following weeks evaluating what activities and duties could and couldn't be done from afar. They determined that with the help of videoconferencing and Skyping, the majority of Peerenboom's duties could be performed remotely. They presented a plan to the board that they say benefits the district as well as Peerenboom. The board unanimously approved a one-year change in Peerenboom's contract April 8.
  • FBI Director Blames Background Check Shortages on Sequester

    03/20/2013 9:03:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Breitbarg ^ | 3/20/13 | William Bigelow
    FBI Director Robert Mueller protested Tuesday that the steep rise in requests for background checks for gun purchases since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School could be a problem because of the cuts imposed by sequestration. Background check requests from licensed gun dealers have risen by 50%, from an average of 54,000 each day to 81,000 every day since Sandy Hook. As a result, the FBI has expanded its staff of 300 to 500 so the background checks can be finished in three days.
  • John Brennan's extremism and dishonesty rewarded with CIA Director nomination

    01/07/2013 5:23:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/7/12 | Glenn Greenwald
    Prior to President Obama's first inauguration in 2009, a controversy erupted over reports that he intended to appoint John Brennan as CIA director. That controversy, in which I participated, centered around the fact that Brennan, as a Bush-era CIA official, had expressly endorsed Bush's programs of torture (other than waterboarding) and rendition and also was a vocal advocate of immunizing lawbreaking telecoms for their role in the illegal Bush NSA eavesdropping program. As a result, Brennan withdrew his name from consideration, issuing a bitter letter blaming "strong criticism in some quarters prompted by [his] previous service with the" CIA. This...
  • Columbia U. program director removes anti-Israel Facebook post

    12/18/2012 6:52:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12/18/12 | staff
    Maryam Zohny erases message following advocacy group’s letter of complaint JTA — A photo and text calling an Israeli soldier a “terrorist” and “killer” were removed from the Facebook page of a Columbia University program director. Maryam Zohny, program director of the university’s Center for Palestine Studies, removed the post from her personal Facebook wall after the Anti-Defamation League sent a letter to Columbia University President Lee Bollinger expressing concern about the post. The post that Zohny shared on Dec. 13 read: “Israeli terrorist ‘Nofar Mizrahi’/Killer of the Martyr Muhamad Salayme/Wanted by the Resistance.” The post, which has been circulating...
  • Obama Intelligence Director on Benghazi Criticism: ‘Enough Already’

    10/10/2012 8:36:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/10/12 | Ben Shapiro
    James Clapper, director of National Intelligence (DNI), has come out swinging against his critics, just two weeks after his public affairs director said that US intelligence had initially labeled the attacks on our Benghazi consulate “spontaneous.” Back on September 28, the DNI public affairs director explained, “We provided that initial assessment to Executive Branch officials and members of Congress, who used that information to discuss the attack publicly and provide updates as they became available. As we learned more ... we revised our initial assessment to reflect new information indicating that it was a deliberate and organized terrorist attack carried...
  • Choir Director Murdered To Conceal Obama's Homosexuality/Drug Use? (audio)

    09/10/2012 8:17:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/8/12 | 68Truthseeker
    Jeff Kuhner interview with Larry Sinclair. Choir Director Murdered To Conceal Obama's Homosexuality/Drug Use?
  • Worrisome Message from Acting ATF Director (to whistleblowers)

    07/19/2012 1:17:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/18/12 | SenChuckGrassley
    A video message from ATF Acting Director Todd Jones on July 9, 2012, to ATF staff presents a disturbing message to potential whistleblowers in the agency. The acting director says, "... if you don't find the appropriate way to raise your concerns to your leadership, there will be consequences. ..." Sen. Chuck Grassley says the essence of whistleblowing is reporting problems outside of an employee's chain of command, and whistleblowers were instrumental in exposing the shortcomings of Operation Fast and Furious.
  • New Obama OMB director a Bain alum

    01/17/2012 4:33:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/17/12 | Joel Gehrke
    Jeffrey Zients will serve as President Obama's new acting director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), but the president's decision might undercut attacks on Republican Mitt Romney's career as a venture capitalist, because Zients and Romney are both alumni of Bain & Company. "I'm pleased to designate Jeff Zients to lead the Office of Management and Budget. Since day one, Jeff has demonstrated superb judgment and has provided sound advice on a whole host of issues," Obama said in a statement accompanying the announcement today.
  • Iran Rejects Jafar Panahi’s Appeal (film director)

    10/17/2011 5:43:25 AM PDT · by nuconvert
    COLOGNE, Germany – A court in Tehran has rejected Jafar Panahi’s attempt to appeal his prison sentence for allegedly making propaganda films against the Iranian government. The court confirmed the original sentence handed Panahi in December last year: a six-year prison term and a 20-year-ban from making films. But Panahi has not given up yet. The director’s lawyer told Iranian Student News Agency Isna he would appeal the ruling to Iran’s supreme court. Panahi is one of Iran’s most acclaimed film directors, having won honors in the Berlin, Cannes and Venice Film Festivals. His features - such as The Mirror...
  • OMB director: “We’re not saying there’s anything wrong with people earning a lot”

    09/19/2011 1:16:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/19/11 | Tina Korbe
    Jack Lew today couldn’t say how an additional tax on millionaires and billionaires will create jobs — and barely confirmed that he thinks such a tax will at least contribute to deficit reduction. The director of the Office of Management and Budget appeared this morning on Fox News’ “Happening Now” to defend the president’s just-announced proposals to trim the deficit — proposals that are a part of his overall jobs plan. Fox’s Jenna Lee asked Lew how the tax will reduce the nation’s high rate of unemployment. “Today’s plan puts into place a balanced, fair approach to doing the $4...
  • ‘Rise of the Apes’ Director: Film’s Hero Inspired by Che Guevara

    08/22/2011 11:59:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 8/22/11 | Humberto Fontova
    Here’s Rupert Wyatt, director of the blockbuster movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes in a recent interview: “(The script) had become very different and much more exciting to me. It became less a story of domesticization of a pet and more about an uprising and a Che Guevara story.” Here’s the Associated Press review of “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”: “Raised much like a human child by a researcher, with help from a veterinarian, Caesar becomes a Che Guevara-style revolutionary, leading a rebellion of apes against their human oppressors.” Ground control to Director Wyatt:
  • Reza Badiyi dies at 81; prolific TV director

    08/22/2011 8:36:43 AM PDT · by Borges · 6 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 8/22/11 | Dennis McLellan
    <p>Reza Badiyi, a prolific television director whose credits included "Get Smart" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and who set a Directors Guild of America record for directing the most hours of episodic series television, has died. He was 81.</p>
  • Never-Confirmed Medicare Director Announces New Obamacare Paperwork Requirement

    08/18/2011 9:41:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 8/18/11 | Fred Lucas
    A proposed federal health insurance regulation set to take effect next year requires insurers to provide consumers with explanatory summaries of their plans, but the insurance industry contends this could be costly to enrollees, and offer little benefit. The new rule – part of the $1 trillion Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare – was announced Wednesday by Donald Berwick, President Obama's recess appointee to be director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Berwick has never been confirmed or subjected to a confirmation hearing by a Democrat-controlled Senate.
  • Breaking: The U.S. Senate has confirmed Gen. Petraeus as CIA Director.

    06/30/2011 3:32:40 PM PDT · by MsLady · 80 replies
    American Action Network FB page | June 30, 2011 | From American Action Network
    Nothing else just thought I'd post the breaking news.
  • ATF Director Will Soon Share His Fast & Furious Facts w/ Oversight Watchdogs (video)

    06/30/2011 11:30:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/30/11 | Fox
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, goes on Fox News to discuss the ongoing investigation of who in the Justice Department and ATF were aware of and authorized the deadly Operation Fast & Furious, as well as protecting the rights of federal whistle-blowers.
  • Muslima Named Director of Holocaust Center at Manhattan College

    06/16/2011 2:33:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 6/16/11 | Pamela Geller
    This confounds all human decency. Islamic Jew-hatred is the leading cause of the worldwide record levels of anti-semitism. From Europe to the Middle East to Latin America and now America. And nothing is being said or being done to address the religious mandate of Islamic Antisemitism (Khaybar, Khaybar, ya yahud!) Or retribution for the Muslim world's evil role in the Holocaust. The Jews are allowing this to happen again. It doesn't matter who this Muslima is. What matters is the message. The first holocaust didn't happen overnight either. Israel suffers from these subversives, too. It's a drip, drip, drip, and...
  • Oscar-nominated war photographer killed in Libya

    04/20/2011 1:35:04 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    Excerpt - British-born Tim Hetherington, co-director of the documentary "Restrepo" about U.S. soldiers on an outpost in Afghanistan, was killed inside the only rebel-held city in western Libya, said his U.S.-based publicist, Johanna Ramos Boyer. The city has come under weeks of relentless shelling by government troops.
  • Socialized Medicine Director dies waiting for Operation.

    04/04/2011 2:54:54 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 04/04/2011 | Selwyn Duke
    It’s a bit like a supermarket manager dying of starvation or a bottled-water distributor dying of thirst: In the U.K., a former National Health Service (NHS) director died while waiting for medical care — at her own hospital. The Daily Mail reports:
  • Geithner names insurance director to head new insurance office

    03/17/2011 6:56:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    The HIll ^ | 3/17/11 | Peter Schroeder
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has named his department's first director of the new Federal Insurance Office (FIO). Michael McRaith, currently Illinois's insurance director, will be the first person to head the new office, which was created as part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. Geithner announced the pick at Thursday's meeting of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), a special panel also created by Dodd-Frank that gathers the heads of all major financial regulators to discuss broad issues affecting the financial sector. McRaith's appointment comes after Democrats and Republicans in both the House and Senate had called the administration out...
  • 'It's unlawful say members of African American Students after WHITE freshman gets director job

    02/17/2011 5:37:48 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1:16 AM on 18th February 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Members of an African American Student Union were left open-mouthed and outraged after a white, freshman was hired for a top job within the group. Torey McCleskey, a first year student at University of North Florida, was handed the coveted assistant director role, after a unanimous decision from the institution's Senate. However AASU members argue that Mr McCleskey, an athletic training and sports medicine student, has never actually set foot in the AASU's office.
  • 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' Director Blake Edwards Dead at 88.

    12/16/2010 10:46:53 AM PST · by Huskrrrr · 49 replies · 1+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | 12/16/2010 | AP
    A spokesman for Blake Edwards says the filmmaker has died in Southern California at age 88. Publicist Gene Schwam says Edwards died from complications of pneumonia at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica. His wife, Julie Andrews, and other family members were at his side. Edwards directed "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "The Pink Panther" and many other popular films. He also was a screenwriter, producer and actor.
  • When you watch "Christmas Story" this year, remember tragic fate of movie's director

    12/13/2010 10:17:18 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 57 replies · 2+ views
    examiner.com ^ | December 5, 2010 | Dave Gibson
    Though the 1983 movie “Christmas Story” did not make much of an impression when it was initially released, it has since become a perennial holiday favorite with families across the country, as we are not only treated to Ralphie’s hilarious quest to obtain a Red Ryder BB gun, but as the film reminds all of us of our own childhood memories of Christmases past. While most of us are familiar with the cult classic, many may not know the tragic way in which the director of “Christmas Story,” Bob Clark, died…He was killed by an illegal alien drunk driver. On...
  • Medicare Director Who Said Health-Care Systems 'Must' Redistribute Wealth Says He's Happy

    12/06/2010 4:34:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 12/6/10 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Dr. Donald Berwick—whom President Barack Obama made director of the Medicare system without a Senate confirmation vote after a national controversy sparked over statements Berwick had made including one in which he insisted that a just health-care system must redistribute wealth—says he is satisfied with Obamacare on that score. “I don’t think I’ve seen a law with more help in it, more sense of responsibility than the Affordable Care Act--not in my time," Berwick told CNSNews.com in response to question about whether Obamcare does enough to redistribute wealth
  • UNRWA Director Backtracks on 'Right of Return' Criticism

    11/03/2010 3:03:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 11/3/10 | Maayana Miskin
    An UNRWA director has apologized after his comments on the “right of return” led to a backlash. Andrew Whitley, the outgoing head of UNRWA's New York office, had said that the Arab world's focus on “return” to Israel was a “cruel illusion.” On Wednesday, Whitley said he had realized his previous statements were “inappropriate and wrong.” The statements do not reflect UNRWA's views, he said. He sent a written apology to UNRWA headquarters, saying, “I wish to put this letter on the public record out of concern that what I said in Washington could be interpreted in ways that negatively...
  • Al-Arabiya Director Calls Nuclear Iran ‘Most Dangerous Threat That is Facing Our Region in..

    07/22/2010 12:59:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    cns news ^ | 7/22/10 | Adam Cassandra
    (CNSNews.com) – Writing in the London based Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper, Abdul Rahman Al-Rashid, general manager of Dubai-based Al-Arabiya TV, said that a nuclear Iran would seek to dominate the Gulf States in the Middle East and said he supported a military attack against Iran before it produces nuclear weapons. Al-Rashid was writing in support of statements made by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador to the United States Youssef Al-Otaiba, indicating approval for a U.S. attack on Iran. The U.A.E. deputy foreign minister, Tareq Al-Haidan, later said that the ambassador’s comments "were taken out of context.”
  • Ex-Planned Parenthood Director Was Pressured to Meet Abortion Goals

    11/05/2009 8:49:21 AM PST · by julieee · 8 replies · 405+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | November 5, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Ex-Planned Parenthood Director Was Pressured to Meet Abortion Goals Bryan, TX (LifeNews.com) -- The former Texas-based Planned Parenthood director who recently quit after seeing an ultrasound video of an abortion says high Planned Parenthood officials wanted her center to meet quotas for the number of abortions done. Abby Johnson had been the director of the Planned Parenthood in Bryan/College Station. http://www.lifenews.com/state4548.html
  • Planned Parenthood Director Quits Abortion Business, Experiences Conversion...

    11/03/2009 2:48:20 AM PST · by bogusname · 8 replies · 535+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | November 2, 2009 | Amber Dolle
    The director of the Planned Parenthood abortion center in Bryan/College Station, Texas has resigned her job. Abby Johnson had worked at the clinic for eight years, but departed from the facility following a profound change of heart about abortion. The Planned Parenthood clinic was the location of the first-ever 40 Days for Life campaign in the fall of 2004, and the prayer and fasting initiative has been held outside the doors of Johnson's former workplace five additional times since 40 Days for Life began its rapid spread to 282 cities across all 50 states and several other countries.
  • Planned Parenthood Director Quits After Watching Abortion on Ultrasound

    11/02/2009 7:26:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies · 1,962+ views
    FOX ^ | 11/2/09 | Joseph Abrams
    The former director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in southeast Texas says she had a "change of heart" after watching an abortion last month — and she quit her job and joined a pro-life group in praying outside the facility. Abby Johnson, 29, used to escort women from their cars to the clinic in the eight years she volunteered and worked for Planned Parenthood in Bryan, Texas. But she says she knew it was time to leave after she watched a fetus "crumple" as it was vacuumed out of a patient's uterus in September.
  • Testimony Starts In Vegas ACORN Case

    09/29/2009 7:54:19 PM PDT · by swheats · 11 replies · 858+ views
    Vegas Fox 5 News ^ | 9/29/2009
    LAS VEGAS -- Testimony has begun before a judge hearing allegations that the political advocacy group ACORN illegally paid canvassers to register voters in Nevada during last year's presidential campaign. The judge will decide after an evidentiary hearing whether to bind the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now and former regional supervisor Amy Busefink over for trial on felony charges. They are accused of paying bonuses to canvassers who turned in at least 21 voter registration cards per day in the summer of 2008. Prosecutors said that violates state law banning voter signup quotas. Former ACORN organizer Christopher Edwards...
  • Military Office Director Resigns in Wake of New York Fly-by

    05/08/2009 5:04:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 38 replies · 1,572+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 8, 2009 – The director of the White House Military Office has submitted his resignation in the wake of an April 27 aerial photo shoot with a presidential aircraft over New York City. Louis Caldera, who served as secretary of the Army during the Clinton administration, resigned his office effective May 22. “I have concluded that the controversy surrounding the Presidential Airlift Group’s aerial photo shoot over New York City has made it impossible to effectively lead the White House Military Office,” Caldera wrote in his letter of resignation. President Barack Obama has accepted the resignation, White House...
  • Judge denies Polanski rape case defense bid (Dir. of "The Pianist" accused of raping 13-year-old)

    01/09/2009 8:01:24 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 11 replies · 800+ views
    http://www.google.com ^ | 1/9/2009 | http://www.google.com
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Lawyers for fugitive director Roman Polanski lost a bid to have the Los Angeles Superior Court disqualified from hearings stemming his decades old rape case. Polanski's defense team had filed a motion on Monda seeking the removal of Los Angeles Superior Court judges from hearings involving the Oscar-winning film-maker, who fled to France in 1978 before his case was concluded. However judge Peter Espinoza said in a written decision lawyers had given "no legal grounds for disqualification" and was therefore "ordered stricken." Polanski's lawyers said last month they had new evidence that the film-maker, 75, was...
  • Obama Picks Staffer of Pro-Abortion Group as Comm Director

    11/24/2008 9:00:58 AM PST · by julieee · 8 replies · 504+ views
    lifenews.com ^ | 11/23/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- Barack Obama told voters during the presidential election that he wanted to work with both sides of the abortion debate to reduce the number of abortions. Yet, over the weekend, he picked a top staffer for one of the biggest pro-abortion groups to become his communications director. The selection of Ellen Moran, the executive director of Emily's List, to become the White House communications director makes it clear that the only agenda Obama plans to communicate as president is more abortions.
  • `Die Hard' director sentenced to prison (4 mos., charged w/lying to FBI about knowing Pellicano)

    09/24/2007 1:28:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 110+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/24/07 | Raquel Maria Dillon - ap
    LOS ANGELES - A federal judge sentenced Hollywood director John McTiernan to four months in prison Monday after refusing to allow him to withdraw his guilty plea to charges of lying to the FBI about his association with disgraced private eye Anthony Pellicano. Judge Dale S. Fischer gave the director of such films as "Die Hard" and "The Thomas Crown Affair" until Jan. 15 to turn himself in to authorities. McTiernan's attorney said he would appeal. McTiernan was also ordered to pay a $100,000 fine. When he entered his plea last year, McTiernan said he lied when he told an...
  • Universal Health names ex-Sen. Rick Santorum to board

    04/16/2007 7:50:48 PM PDT · by SierraWasp · 7 replies · 706+ views
    MarketWatch.com (by Dow Jones) ^ | 4/16/07 | Gabriel Madway
    Universal Health names ex-Sen. Rick Santorum to board By Gabriel Madway Last Update: 5:06 PM ET Apr 16, 2007 SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Universal Health Services Inc. said late Monday former Senator Rick Santorum has been appointed as a director. Santorum, who served in the Senate from 1995 until 2007, becomes the King of Prussia, Pa.-based hospital operator's ninth board member.
  • Ex-CIA Director: PA Arabs Don't Deserve State

    01/24/2007 9:48:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies · 1,034+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Jan 24, '07 | Hillel Fendel
    James Woolsey, former Director of the CIA, told IsraelNationalRadio's Alex Traiman that a Palestinian state should wait "many decades" until they stop teaching their children to hate and murder. Traiman asked about Woolsey's choice of terminology in calling the present conflict between the West and Islam as World War Four. Woolsey explained that shortly after 9/11, "I saw an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by Eliot Cohen of Johns Hopkins University where he wrote that the Cold War was World War III, and that the war against what I call Islamist totalitarianism is World War IV... We have a...
  • Mel Wins Friday: #1 'Apocalypto' Bigger Opening Weekend Than 'Braveheart'

    12/09/2006 3:38:57 AM PST · by Mel Gibson · 193 replies · 4,119+ views
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | December 8, 2006 | Nikki Finke
    Call it a Hollywood shocker: Mel's Apocalypto will have a bigger weekend opening than his Braveheart. Despite scandal, an R-rating, subtitles because of an ancient dialect, no stars, and direct competition from movieland AAA-listers Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz, Gibson's Mayan epic won Friday's matinees and evenings, I'm told. At first, box office gurus were warning me that the weekend victor among three very competitive films all opening against each other would be too close to call. cameron_jude.jpgBut now I've learned it looks certain that Apocalypto will win the weekend -- bearing out my reporting back on December 1st when...
  • President Nominates Air Force General as Next CIA Director

    05/08/2006 6:36:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 298+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, May 8, 2006 – President Bush today announced Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden as his choice to replace Porter Goss as next director of the Central Intelligence Agency. "Mike knows our intelligence community from the ground up," Bush said from the Oval Office today. "He's been both a provider and consumer of intelligence." Hayden currently serves as the deputy to Director of National Intelligence John D. Negroponte. Before that, he directed the National Security Agency. Bush said throughout his military career, Hayden has demonstrated an ability to adapt U.S. intelligence services to the new challenges of the war on...
  • AP - Source: CIA Director Goss Resigns

    05/05/2006 10:52:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 99 replies · 4,363+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/5/06 | AP
    WASHINGTON - CIA Director Porter Goss has resigned, a senior administration official said. President Bush, who has been making staff changes at the White House to reinvigoriate his second term, was making another personnel announcement Friday. Bush's new chief of staff, Joshua Bolten, has made several changes since taking over last month. Recently, longtime Bush adviser and confidant Karl Rove had the policy-making portion of his portfolio taken away so he could focus on the midterm elections and White House press secretary Scott McClellan announced his resignation. McClellan has been replaced by Fox News commentator Tony Snow. McClellan's last briefing...
  • Child porn charge against DOD IPv6 director dropped

    04/08/2006 2:26:30 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 46 replies · 1,556+ views
    http://www.defensesystems.com ^ | 4 7 06 | Patience Wait
    Two weeks after a Defense Information Systems Agency official was arrested on a charge of child pornography, the U.S. Attorney’s office handling the case dropped the charge. But a spokeswoman in the U.S. Attorney’s Office said the investigation is continuing. “This is an ongoing investigation, so we don’t have any comments,” the spokeswoman said. Charles Lynch, director of DISA’s IP version 6 transition program, was arrested March 8 and indicted in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia the next day on one count of possessing child pornography. According to a statement by the DOD Inspector General’s...
  • Indian director hopes to cast Paris Hilton as Mother Teresa (Really... not a joke!)

    04/05/2006 8:17:29 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 34 replies · 983+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/5/6 | Mikey_1962
    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India (AFP) - An Indian movie director said he hopes to persuade Paris Hilton to play the role of Nobel laureate and prospective Catholic Saint, Mother Teresa, in an upcoming film. "Her features resemble Mother Teresa," director T. Rajeevnath told AFP from the southwestern coastal state of Kerala. The filmmaker said Hilton is on his shortlist after a computer-generated image showed a close facial match between the hotel heiress and the Albanian-born nun. Mother Teresa, who died in 1997, worked among the poor in the teeming slums of Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, with the Missionaries of Charity. She was beatified...
  • McCain Taps Former Bush Political Director

    03/18/2006 8:56:19 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 858+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/18/06 | Ron Fournier - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - With an eye toward the 2008 presidential campaign, GOP Sen. John McCain of Arizona has hired one of President Bush's top re-election advisers to help run his political action committee. Terry Nelson, political director of the Bush-Cheney campaign in 2004, will be senior adviser to Straight Talk America, according to several official familiar with the hiring. They spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to pre-empt an announcement by McCain's committee. McCain is using the PAC to raise money and organize his travel on behalf of Republicans running in November's midterm elections. The PAC is also...
  • Fearless in the city

    03/09/2006 6:42:53 PM PST · by george76 · 36 replies · 906+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | March 9, 2006 | Donovan Slack
    Some women still party as if invulnerable It's midnight at Pravda, a trendy Manhattan bar where graduate students from nearby New York University are jammed into leather booths. A group chants, ''Another vodka! Another vodka!" A young woman named Jovana is in the corner, kissing a young man she met hours earlier. Days after the brutal rape and murder of a 24-year-old graduate student from Boston who had been drinking at a bar two blocks away, the scene is notable for an absence of fear. ''It happens here," Barbara Klen, a 24-year-old NYU student, said of the slaying. ''It happens...
  • Director Tamahori Agrees to Plea Deal(moonlights as transvestite prostitute)

    02/24/2006 11:50:27 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 15 replies · 561+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 2 24 06 | SOLVEJ SCHOU
    LOS ANGELES - Film director Lee Tamahori pleaded no contest to criminal trespass in return for two prostitution charges against him being dropped, authorities said Thursday. The plea deal stemmed from Tamahori's Jan. 8 arrest for allegedly soliciting an undercover police officer in Hollywood and offering to perform a sex act for money. The two dropped charges, said city attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan, were misdemeanor counts of solicitation and loitering with the intent to commit prostitution. Tamahori, who was not present at the hearing in Superior Court, was placed on three years probation, ordered to attend an AIDS education course...
  • California Republican Party chooses new communications director (fmr. Clinton fundraiser)

    02/20/2006 6:31:17 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 523+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 2/20/06 | John Howard
    Patrick Dorinson, a former fundraiser in Bill Clinton's presidential campaign and former member of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration, has been selected as the new communications director of the California Republican Party. There was no official confirmation from the party, which will hold its statewide convention this weekend in San Jose. Capitol sources said the decision to tap Dorinson, a Republican who served as the chief spokesman of the state's electricity grid during California's energy crisis, was reached several days ago. The party's official announcement was expected as early as Tuesday, but Dorinson confirmed his hiring today. Dorinson, 54, currently a...
  • US indicts 11 environmental, animal activists (AG Gonzales press conference transcript)

    01/20/2006 1:47:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies · 1,052+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/20/06
    US indicts 11 environmental, animal activists Fri Jan 20, 2006 03:05 PM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eleven environmental and animal rights activists have been indicted in a series of attacks in the U.S. West on targets that included the Vail Ski Resort in Colorado, the Justice Department said on Friday. The defendants, based in Portland, Oregon, and acting on behalf of the Animal Liberation Front and the Earth Liberation Front, were named in a 65-count indictment that included charges of arson and destruction of an energy facility, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said at a news conference. A Justice Department...