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  • Innocent civilian or terrorist: Russian TV caught using old footage

    05/20/2014 2:06:57 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    Russian TV’s latest use of old video footage from the North Caucuses to claim Ukrainian atrocities against civilians was swiftly exposed, with embarrassing reports appearing in different countries. Viewers, including many in eastern Ukraine, whose view of events is shaped primarily by Russian TV will not realize they have been duped, of course, but even western reports often pay little attention to Moscow’s highly specific dividing line between terrorists it “destroys” and pro-Russian militants in Ukraine it defends [....] Except, of course, that the corpse seen as epitomizing the carnage of civilians perpetrated by the pro-Ukrainian National Guard had already...
  • The Empire of Lies (Part 1)

    05/19/2014 3:00:04 AM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans
    JR Nyquist ^ | 05/19/2014 | JR Nyquist
    The Empire of Lies, Part I Commentary for 19 May 2014 I conducted three interviews in recent days about the struggle for freedom in Ukraine, Venezuela and Romania. From writer and political analyst Sammy Eppel, I learned how the Communists are coping with powerful opposition forces in Venezuela. I also spoke, once again, with Ukrainian activist Boris Chykulay who updated me on events in Ukraine and offered his analysis; and I interviewed Anca-Marie Cernea, who was kind enough to explain the Ukraine crisis as seen from Romania – a country which struggles, even now, to break its old Communist shackles....
  • Ukrainian helicopter with UN symbols in Slovyansk turned out to be from Congo

    05/17/2014 2:17:42 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    InfoResist ^ | 17 hours ago | InfoResist
    Russian media used shots of Ukrainian peacekeeping operation two years ago in their report about Donbas. Russian media reported false information about the anti-terrorist operation in Donbas, using video recording, which was almost two years old to compromise Ukrainian helicopters in Slovyansk. This information is provided by the regional media centre of the MoD of Ukraine in Chernigiv on Friday, 17th of May. Reports Correspondent. “Some Russian media (channel “Vesti”) were reporting that helicopters with symbols of the United Nations were taking part in the anti-terrorist operation. In reality, on the video is the Ukrainian peacekeeping operation in Congo, which...
  • Glenn Beck exposes Cass Sunstein fantasy turned reality

    02/27/2014 4:16:59 AM PST · by iontheball · 19 replies
    CFP ^ | February 26, 2014 | Judi McCleod
    More antiseptic sunshine than Man on the Moon, Glenn Beck shone the sun in when he opened the door to reality over his popular Internet television show on The Blaze TV tonight. The last thing the not-too-pretty reality needed was this blaze of sunshine. It’s a reality showing that the British government has bought into Cass Sunstein’s Harvard Public Law working paper, entitled “Conspiracy Theories” that shockingly includes a step-by-step set of instructions which pays government operatives to lie about people to utterly destroy their credibility.
  • Greenwald: How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive and Destroy Reputations

    02/24/2014 5:29:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Glenn Greenwald's The Intercept & Guardian UK ^ | February 24, 2014 | Glenn Greenwald
    One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents. Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in...
  • 11 Shocking Revelations From Highest Ranking Soviet Defector – KGB Attacking US

    02/11/2014 7:00:11 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    GOP the Daily Dose.com ^ | 2/11/2014 | Rick Wells
    Yesterday “TheBlaze” published an interview with Romanian Lt. Gen Ion Pacepa, a discussion which arose around the publishing of his work, “Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism.” Pacepa is a defector to the United States, but not just any run-of-the-mill defector. He is the highest-ranking Soviet intelligence officer to ever defect. He crossed over back in 1978 and was given political asylum by then President Jimmy Carter. He has made a practice since that time to write in defense of freedom while living his life under threat of assassination, hiding out...
  • Judge declares North Carolina's abortion-ultrasound law illegal

    01/18/2014 3:58:28 AM PST · by don-o · 8 replies
    AP - via WJHL ^ | January 17, 2014
    GREENSBORO, NC - A North Carolina law requiring women who want an abortion to have an ultrasound and then have a medical provider describe the image to them is a violation of constitutional free-speech rights, a federal judge ruled Friday.
  • US suspends 34 nuclear missile officers for cheating on exams

    01/17/2014 11:22:26 AM PST · by opentalk · 27 replies
    AFP ^ | January 16, 2014
    The US military has suspended 34 officers in charge of launching nuclear missiles for cheating on a proficiency test, Air Force leaders said Wednesday. The scandal at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana marked the latest in a series of damaging revelations dogging the country's nuclear force,including a separate probe into illegal drugs that came to light last week. "There was cheating that took place with respect to this particular test," Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James told a news conference. "Some officers did it. Others apparently knew about it,and it appears that they did nothing,or at least not enough,to...
  • New "Animal Farm" Targets Capitalism

    12/28/2013 12:45:25 PM PST · by VR-21 · 51 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | 27 December 2013 | Mark Tapson
    Actor Andy Serkis is set to direct an upcoming movie adaptation of George Orwell’s classic novel Animal Farm. But there will be a slight deviation from the story’s original focus: rather than serve as a cautionary tale about Communist totalitarianism, this updated version will address Hollywood’s predictable, go-to embodiment of evil, the Darth Vader of our time: corporate greed. Orwell’s brilliant allegory Animal Farm was written during World War II as a satire on Soviet Communism (and very nearly wasn’t published, critical as it was of our Russian ally). It has since been adapted to film twice, a British animated...
  • NSA employees given (Thanksgiving) talking points for discussing agency with family

    12/02/2013 5:44:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Guardian ^ | 12/02/13 | Spencer Ackerman
    **SNIP** ...the NSA evidently compiled a two-page document, dated November 22, giving instructions for discussing the highly secretive agency with “family and close friends”. Among the points officials are “authorized to share” this holiday season: “The NSA’s mission is of great value to the nation”; it performs its missions “exceptionally well”; and its employees are “loyal Americans with expert skills”. NSA officials did not respond to questions about the talking points, their preparation and their veracity. While most of the talking points simply provide that level of uncritical assurance, several pass along disputable or disputed claims – things that can...
  • Please Beware of a Website Called "National Report"

    10/29/2013 9:05:25 AM PDT · by IChing · 22 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 10/29/13 | Donald Joy
    The subtlest of subterfuge is being practiced at all times, everywhere, by those of the Alinskyite Left. Although they’re malevolently delusional about what makes a society just, moral, and economically healthy, they can be as cunning as foxes and brilliantly Machiavellian in their strategy and tactics. Primary among the items on their agenda is to continually ridicule those of us on the Right. In fact, Saul Alinsky himself, in his classic community-organizing handbook titled Rules for Radicals, taught his rule #5 as follows: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates your opponent, which...
  • “Obama meets with Krauthammer, Gigot”

    10/09/2013 12:59:54 PM PDT · by Lakeshark · 36 replies
    Protein Wisdom ^ | 10/9/13 | Jeff G
    Politico:President Obama held an off-the-record meeting with five conservative journalists on Tuesday afternoon. Present at the meeting were Charles Krauthammer, the Washington Post columnist and Fox News contributor; Paul Gigot, the Wall Street Journal editorial page editor; Robert Costa, the National Review’s Washington editor; syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker; and Washington Examiner columnist Byron York, according to a source with knowledge of the meeting. Of those, at least 4 have been vocal critics of the Cruz strategy — and Obama, who follows the news and monitors his detractors and defenders just as you’d expect a paranoid narcissist would, did not pick...
  • Vatican: Get time off in purgatory by following Pope on Twitter

    07/18/2013 5:57:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    CBS ^ | 7/18/13
    The Vatican is taking a modern approach to one of its oldest traditions, by offering indulgences to Twitter followers of the Pontifex's social media account. Aware that some Catholics may not be able afford to travel to Brazil, where World Youth Day is being held from July 23-28, and perhaps also in an effort to modernize himself, Pope Francis is making this first-time offer to the faithful who follow the events in Rio de Janeiro online. Under Catholic belief, after confessing and being absolved of sin, the indulgences granted reduce the amount of time one spends in purgatory....
  • Secret move keeps bin Laden records in the shadows

    07/08/2013 6:58:18 AM PDT · by opentalk · 13 replies
    AP ^ | July 8, 2013 | RICHARD LARDNER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's top special operations commander ordered military files about the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout to be purged from Defense Department computers and sent to the CIA, where they could be more easily shielded from ever being made public. The secret move, described briefly in a draft report by the Pentagon's inspector general, set off no alarms within the Obama administration even though it appears to have sidestepped federal rules and perhaps also the Freedom of Information Act
  • John Boehner won't back immigration bill without majority GOP support

    06/17/2013 6:53:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 6/16/13 | David Drucker
    House Speaker John Boehner is not going to bring a comprehensive immigration-reform plan to the floor if a majority of Republicans don't support it, sources familiar with his plans said. "No way in hell," is how several described the chances of the speaker acting on such a proposal without a majority of his majority behind him. Boehner, R-Ohio, does not view immigration in the same vein as the fiscal cliff last December, when he backed a bill that protected most Americans from a tax increase even though less than half of the GOP lawmakers were with him, said multiple sources,...
  • George Zimmerman trial: Protesters plan 'National Hoodie March [Thugs Try To Intimidate Jurors]

    06/10/2013 6:27:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 82 replies
    Fox Orlando ^ | 6/9/13
    A group of protesters plans to hold a "National Hoodie March" in Sanford this morning as jury selection in the George Zimmerman trial gets underway. The group plans to gather in front of the Seminole County Courthouse at 9 a.m. to demand justice for Trayvon Martin. At noon, protesters wearing hoodies plan to pull their hoodies over their heads.
  • Beck Makes Promise (from Friday)

    04/22/2013 5:25:16 AM PDT · by don-o · 250 replies
    Vimeo ^ | April 19, 2001
    Time to put up, Glenn. From Friday
  • Atlas Exclusive: Robert Spencer: Countering Muslim Disinformation

    02/23/2013 10:46:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | February 19, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    According to Islamic supremacist hate groups such as the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), no one would have any problem with Islam if it weren’t for bigoted non-Muslims who irresponsibly “link Islam to terrorism” – and this link, they claim, gives rise to acts of violence against Muslims. Hamas-linked CAIR and its allied groups have for years now been pumping out disinformation designed to “clear up misconceptions” about Islam and set the record straight. On its website Hamas-linked CAIR says that it was established in order to “promote a positive image of Islam and Muslims in America,” and declares...
  • Emperor Obama and the ministry of propaganda

    01/31/2013 10:18:07 AM PST · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    WND ^ | January 30, 2013 | Marisa Martin
    Exclusive: Marisa Martin sees U.S. president as modern-day Bonaparte “History is a set of lies agreed upon,” Napoleon Bonaparte famously said as the self-anointed emperor of France. Surely he was in a place to know, as he waged fiercely successful propaganda campaigns on several continents. Bonaparte created and wrote for two newspapers dedicated solely to his own promotion and glory. He adroitly manipulated the press by keeping unsavory personal details buried under heaps of red herring and frivolity. Artists such as David and Delarouche were commissioned to paint him swashbuckling and heroic: “Superman with a sash saves France!” Napoleon’s exploits...
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted to hospital with blood clot following concussion

    12/30/2012 5:04:06 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 331 replies
    AP ^ | Sunday, December 30, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted to hospital with blood clot following concussion.
  • In '95, Holder called for anti-gun info campaign: 'Brainwash people...'

    12/17/2012 8:13:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 17, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama promised “meaningful action” to prevent gun violence, but he didn’t explain exactly what that meant. Although a push for some kind of gun control legislation seems likely, there’s also the possibility of an anti-gun “informational campaign” as described in 1995 by then-U.S. Attorney Eric Holder. Holder, now Obama’s attorney general, proposed using various levers of media and pop culture to attach a social stigma to guns, just as smoking has been stigmatized in recent decades. “One thing that I think is clear with young people and with adults as well, is that we just have to be repetitive...
  • What John McLaughlin (pollster) Sees in the Polls Right Now (Must Read!)

    09/21/2012 6:31:56 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 135 replies
    Natiionla Review Online ^ | 09/21/12 | Jim Geraghty
    I reached out to Republican pollster John McLaughlin for yesterday’s piece on how undecided voters are likely to break, and he made some separate comments about polls, their impact on motivation for each side, and how the campaigns want to use skewed poll numbers to depress the opposition. How he’s defining likely voters right now: “For the most part we’re polling likely voters. It’s a loose screen. We keep people who say they’re only somewhat likely to vote. But the vast majority say that they are definitely or very likely to vote. They’re voting.” How campaigns try to sway polling...
  • Please post here what your local newspapers have as top stories online.

    09/14/2012 5:03:18 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 59 replies
    The Media | 14 September 2012 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Please post links to your local online newspapers with a brief statement of what that entity sees as the important news of the day.
  • VANITY: Meagan Kelly said she hears it's in the bag for Obummer to win re-election - back room info.

    08/16/2012 12:59:38 PM PDT · by matginzac · 137 replies
    FOX News | 8/16/12 | me
    I was riding around in the car, listening to XM Radio and had FOX News with Megan Kelly's show on. She was interviewing some guy and said (paraphrase) she's hearing from people in the know who are discussing this behind closed doors that Obama will be re-elected for sure and gee, how would four more years of Obama affect the crapola you and I are talking about? What are we to think about this statement by Ms. Kelly? Complete rubbish?
  • Disinformation: How It Works

    08/09/2012 9:51:21 AM PDT · by bt_dooftlook · 8 replies
    Zerohedge.com ^ | 08/09/2012 | Tyler Durden
    There was a time, not too long ago (relatively speaking), that governments and the groups of elites that controlled them did not find it necessary to conscript themselves into wars of disinformation. Propaganda was relatively straightforward. The lies were much simpler. The control of information flow was easily directed. Rules were enforced with the threat of property confiscation and execution for anyone who strayed from the rigid socio-political structure. Those who had theological, metaphysical or scientific information outside of the conventional and scripted collective world view were tortured and slaughtered. The elites kept the information to themselves, and removed its...
  • Is Washington undermining Israel’s campaign against Iran?

    04/03/2012 3:55:52 PM PDT · by U-238 · 5 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 3/3/2012 | Paul Koring
    A secret Israeli-Azerbaijan pact giving the Jewish state use of old Soviet air bases to attack Iran’s nuclear sites revealed by Foreign Policy magazine exposed a bold military option to the vexed problem of getting bomb-heavy warplanes to their distant targets. Or was the story all part of a complex and devious disinformation campaign by the Obama administration to box Israel in, or one targeted at the president? From a military standpoint, the strategy was simple, if audacious. Israeli warplanes would refuel in Azerbaijan before the final low-level dash across the Caspian to targets in Iran. Predictably, Israeli and Azeri...
  • Let’s demystify Newt’s ethic charges.

    01/25/2012 4:25:27 PM PST · by Vendome · 34 replies
    Vanity | 1/25/2012 | Vendome
    What follows is an article I am writing to dispell the myth's being bandied about by some very large liars regarding the Ethics complaints Newt was charged with in the 90's. I have sourced the material. It is a bit long. The formatting is for people with a short attention span and those who like to read.
  • 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate Positions Matrix

    01/09/2012 9:06:34 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 16 replies
    Southern New Hampshire 9-12 Project ^ | 1/9/12 | Ken Eyring,Southern NH 9.12 Project
    Ken Eyring (co-founder of the Southern NH 9.12 Project) and Tom Flaherty (founder of the Greater Nashua Tea Party) joined forces on WGIR radio this morning to promote the 2012 Republican Presidential Candidates Positions Matrix, which lists the positions of the leading GOP Presidential candidates on over sixty issues. The project was a joint effort between their two groups as well as with members of the NH 9.12 Liberty Action Team.
  • AG Eric Holder was responsible for 168 deaths in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing…and more

    12/19/2011 5:26:29 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 76 replies · 1+ views
    coachisright.com ^ | Dec. 19, 2011 | Doug Book, staff writer
    Documents obtained by Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit show then Clinton Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder authorized members of the FBI to provide explosives to Oklahoma City bombing criminals Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols immediately prior to the April, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah building. Holder had authorized the FBI to provide the explosives to McVeigh and Nichols in conjunction with a Clinton Administration undercover operation named PATCON, an acronym for “Patriot Conspiracy.” As Jesse Trentadue describes it, “PATCON was designed to infiltrate and incite… militia[s] and evangelical Christians to...
  • Chinese economy nearly bankrupt? Inflation rate is 16 percent?

    11/17/2011 11:18:30 AM PST · by se99tp · 10 replies
    The Extra News ^ | 11/17/2011 | Extra News
    (...)Until recently only Chinese dissidents and some economists criticized the Politburo policy, which can be compared to printing money: building cities for no one and the sale of land. This time Chinese professor of finance, the television host, Larry Lang confirmed that Chinese economy is almost bankrupt: -the real public debt is US $ 5.68 trillion -the real inflation rate is 16 percent
  • Herman Cain leaving the campaign trail: Why now?

    10/03/2011 6:15:17 PM PDT · by Polybius · 222 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 3, 2011 | David Grant
    Herman Cain leaving the campaign trail: Why now? Herman Cain is surging in popularity in a number of polls. So why is Herman Cain putting his campaign on hold for the next month? The Hermantor Experience is, by almost any measure, the hottest thing going in the GOP presidential primary (not named Chris Christie). < snip> But Cain seems destined to squander it. And here’s why. As NBC’s thoughtful First Read points out this morning, Cain's promoting a book - and appears to be taking himself off the campaign trail for almost a month. Cain won’t be back in the...
  • Schwarzenegger, Perry, Napolitano, Richardson urge "comprehensive" immigration reform

    08/13/2011 2:11:40 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 60 replies
    24ahead.com ^ | Sat, 08/26/2006 - 01:09
    The four border governers (Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, Rick Perry of Texas, Janet Napolitano of Arizona, and Bill Richardson of New Mexico) have sent a letter House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist urging them to pass "comprehensive" immigration "reform". While Perry says they aren't endorsing either the House or the Senate bill, they are in fact endorsing the Senate's version due to their use of the word "comprehensive". And, they're also using a Democrat talking point: "Instead of holding dozens of field hearings that do little but stir the pot of discontent, we urge you to...
  • A Hidden History of Evil

    04/02/2011 9:26:44 AM PDT · by bronxville · 54 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2010 | Claire Berlinski
    A Hidden History of Evil Why doesn’t anyone care about the unread Soviet archives? In the world’s collective consciousness, the word “Nazi” is synonymous with evil. It is widely understood that the Nazis’ ideology—nationalism, anti-Semitism, the autarkic ethnic state, the Führer principle—led directly to the furnaces of Auschwitz. It is not nearly as well understood that Communism led just as inexorably, everywhere on the globe where it was applied, to starvation, torture, and slave-labor camps. Nor is it widely acknowledged that Communism was responsible for the deaths of some 150 million human beings during the twentieth century. The world remains...
  • Questions About Father Corapi's Military Records Raised, Again

    03/30/2011 9:22:12 AM PDT · by 0beron · 34 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 3/28/11 | Tancred
    Heads up... the first time it got out there was a few years ago, and someone took some time debunking it back in two thousand eight.
  • Kan Warns of High Radiation Level ("Substantial amounts", shelter in place within 30km)

    03/14/2011 7:42:56 PM PDT · by kristinn · 50 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dateline Tokyo-Tuesday, March 15, 2011 | William Sposato
    TOKYO—Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Tuesday that there is a high risk of elevated levels of radiation from a reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant where an explosion occurred earlier in the day, and urged people within 30 kilometers of the plant to stay indoors. "Substantial amounts of radiation are leaking in the area," Mr. Kan said on television at 11 a.m. in Tokyo. "We are making utmost efforts to prevent further explosions or the release of radioactive materials," he said. Early Tuesday morning local time, authorities said that an explosion inside part of the No. 2 reactor...
  • US Gov. Software Creates 'Fake People' on Social Networks to Promote Propaganda

    02/19/2011 5:21:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 110 replies
    The Examiner ^ | February 18, 2011 | Sean Kerrigan
    The US government is offering private intelligence companies contracts to create software to manage "fake people" on social media sites and create the illusion of consensus on controversial issues. The contract calls for the development of "Persona Management Software" which would help the user create and manage a variety of distinct fake profiles online. The job listing was discussed in recently leaked emails from the private security firm HBGary after an attack by internet activist last week.Click here to view the government contract (PDF)According to the contract, the software would "protect the identity of government agencies" by employing a number...
  • Still More Spies in the Vatican

    01/02/2011 2:24:51 AM PST · by 0beron · 2 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 01/01/2011 | Tancred
    (kreuz.net)Pope John Paul II. was not the only one in the Vatican who pursued spies. The Italian news agency, 'Adnekronos' reported on the 29th of December. Even the former Secretary of State, Agostino Cardinal Casaroli († 1998), found a bug in his home. It was for that reason that the Cardinal is said to have been shadowed by the Soviet Secret Service, KGB throughout the 80s
  • The Southern Poverty Law Center's Unintelligence Report

    12/31/2010 3:11:13 AM PST · by Scanian · 20 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 31, 2010 | Pam Geller
    The Southern Poverty Law Center's ironically named "Intelligence Report" for Winter 2010 contains a hit piece entitled, "Geller, Jones Amp Up Anti-Muslim Hate Rhetoric." More disinformation and outright lying from Leftist propagandists. Their skullduggery is apparent in their presentation of a false narrative. Notice how they are conflating me and my work with the cartoonish Terry Jones, the Florida pastor who gained international fame by threatening to burn the Qur'an - and then backing down. This is Goebbels-style propaganda. Jones is a media creation, a fringe pastor who Tweeted something stupid - that he was going to burn the Qur'an...
  • TSA Misses Luggage That Explodes After Flight

    12/29/2010 6:43:32 PM PST · by opentalk · 55 replies · 8+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 29, 2010 | Judicial Watch
    Despite a $98 million infusion for state-of-the-art baggage screening machines, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) somehow missed a suitcase filled with explosives that blasted after a three-hour domestic flight. The shameful gaffe is simply the latest of many for the beleaguered Homeland Security agency charged with protecting the nation’s transportation system. A checked bag on a flight from Boston to Miami contained hundreds of bullet primers that exploded on the tarmac after the plane arrived in south Florida. Primers provide the spark that detonates the gunpowder in bullets. The bag belongs to a 37-year-old man, said to be a naturalized...
  • Vocal & Tiny Minority Propagates Natural Gas Disinformation (5,000 jobs not created in NY)

    12/07/2010 11:02:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/07/2010 | Dr. Michael Economides
    Echoing President Barack Obama’s post-election statements on energy policy, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar hosted a forum in D.C. this week to discuss the important role natural gas stands to play in America’s energy future. At the same time the meeting’s participants detailed the economic and environmental advantages of cultivating this vast resource, the New York State Assembly was voting to ban the drilling process to extract gas until at least May 2011. These two events illustrate a growing political divide in what should otherwise be a straightforward issue. Much of this wedge is being driven by activists who oppose...
  • Gates speeds up delivery of 'Don't ask, don't tell' report (No surprise with Gates)

    11/21/2010 7:26:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 21, 2010 | Roxana Tiron
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates is instructing his staff to accelerate by one day the public release of a yearlong study into the implications of repealing the ban on openly gay people serving in the military. That study, initially due Dec. 1, will now be ready for release on Nov. 30 to allow the congressional defense committees to hold hearings on the report as soon as possible. Supporters of repealing the Clinton-era law, known as "Don't ask, don't tell," are eying the weeks after Thanksgiving recess as the last opportunity to see the ban scrapped. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)...
  • Barack's Brokeback barracks--Leaked 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' details pervert Pentagon study

    11/18/2010 5:01:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 57 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2010 | Editorial
    President Obama and his friends in the media want the public to think Americans serving in uniform are just fine and dandy with homosexual conduct in the military. This view is being spread through a series of selective leaks from the Pentagon's Comprehensive Review Working Group, which is putting the finishing touches on a report regarding the future of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Mr. Obama has promised the fringe special-interest activists who helped him win the 2008 election that he will deliver what for them is the symbolic victory of opening barracks to lesbians, gays, bisexuals and the...
  • Mysterious missile launch most likely US Air flight 808

    11/10/2010 12:27:27 AM PST · by Corky Boyd · 194 replies · 1+ views
    Island Turtle ^ | November 11, 2010 | Corky Boyd
    Network news and the internet were abuzz with the report and video by Los Angeles CBS affiliate KCBS of a reported missile launch late Monday afternoon -- around 5 PM. Both the Air Force and the Navy denied they had any missiles launches at the time. According to CBS News the Defense Department remains baffled. "Nobody within the Department of Defense that we've reached out to has been able to explain what this contrail is, where it came from," Pentagon spokesman Col. Dave Lapan said. "So far, we've come up empty with any explanation." And they go on: "The FAA...
  • Aliens have deactivated British and US nuclear missiles, say US military pilots

    09/27/2010 12:42:36 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 75 replies
    The beings have repeated their efforts in the US and have been active since 1948, the men said, and accused the respective governments of trying to keep the information secret. The unlikely claims were compiled by six former US airmen and another member of the military who interviewed or researched the evidence of 120 ex-military personnel. Related Articles Aliens: not as scary as men who believe in them UN 'to appoint space ambassador to greet aliens' French town's UFO landing pad welcomes first visitor Clergyman told he can't kill or release trapped squirrel The northern lights Halo Reach video game...
  • Aliens have deactivated British and US nuclear missiles, say US military pilots..

    MORE ALIEN NEWS TODAY! Aliens have landed, infiltrated British nuclear missile sites and deactivated the weapons, according to US military pilots. The beings have repeated their efforts in the US and have been active since 1948, the men said, and accused the respective governments of trying to keep the information secret. The unlikely claims were compiled by six former US airmen and another member of the military who interviewed or researched the evidence of 120 ex-military personnel The information they have collected suggests that aliens could have landed on Earth as recently as seven years ago. The men's aim is...
  • Three Billion and Counting

    09/15/2010 12:37:35 PM PDT · by CanGyrene · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 15 September 2010 | Paul Driessen
    By Paul Driessen Saturday, September 11, 2010 We will eradicate malaria by 2010, stricken families were promised a few years ago. Well, 2010 is nearly gone and, instead of eradication, we have more malaria than before … and a new target date: 2015. Unless malaria control policies change, that date too will come and go. Billions will still be at risk of getting malaria. Hundreds of millions will continue getting the disease. Millions will die or become permanently brain-damaged. And poverty and misery will continue ravaging Third World communities.
  • DC Scuttlebutt: Obama a ‘Chainsmoking, Nervous Wreck’

    09/06/2010 9:31:30 AM PDT · by maggief · 310 replies · 2+ views
    DBKP ^ | September 6, 2010 | Mondoreb
    EXCERPT We know it’s gossip and hearsay, but this was passed onto us via email. re: Obama is a nervous wreck, chain-smoking incessantly, fretful and broken. Spoke with a friend of mine in DC who is in very well-connected politically on the Dem side and I asked him about the mood in DC. He advised me Obama is a shell of a man, second guessing himself non-stop, reeking of cigarettes and consumed with the color of his rapidly-graying hair. Our informer goes on to say that they realize it’s “second party hearsay” but that it is “consistent with other reports...
  • An Iced Tea Party? (Dem Midterm Strategy)

    07/26/2010 8:49:21 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 29 replies
    The POLITICO ^ | July 20, 2010 | BY Mary Frances Berry
    Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats. There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any more racist than other Republicans, and indeed many other Americans. But getting them to spend their time purging their ranks and having candidates distance themselves should help Democrats win in November. Having one’s opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness.
  • Obama: GOP senators 'don't get it'

    07/03/2010 9:50:35 AM PDT · by yoe · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | July 7, 2010 | Abby Phillip
    In his weekly radio address, President Barack Obama slammed Republican opposition to Senate Democrats’ efforts to pass a jobs bill that would extend unemployment benefits and send billions to states in fiscal relief. “Republican leaders in Washington just don’t get it,” Obama said Saturday morning. “While a majority of Senators support taking these steps to help the American people, some are playing the same old Washington games and using their power to hold this relief hostage — a move that only ends up holding back our recovery. It doesn’t make sense.” The president also spoke about a troubling June jobs...
  • Spy Affair Called Attempt to Discredit Obama

    06/29/2010 11:28:50 PM PDT · by saundby · 24 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | 30 June 2010 | Nabi Abdullaev
    ... "The choice of timing was particularly refined," Lavrov said sarcastically, referring to the fact that the arrests occurred after Obama met with Medvedev on Thursday for a visit widely seen as the latest step in the "reset" of relations between the former Cold War rivals. A source in Obama's administration said the president was not happy about the timing of the arrests, but investigators feared that some of their suspects might flee, The New York Times reported. The arrests might have been spurred by an FBI sting operation on Saturday in which one of the, Anna Chapman, was given...