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  • Japan's Emperor Akihito to abdicate on April 30, 2019

    11/30/2017 8:35:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 30, 2017 10:36 PM EST | Mari Yamaguchi
    Japan’s much admired Emperor Akihito plans to abdicate on April 30, 2019, at age 85 in the first such abdication from the Chrysanthemum Throne in about 200 years, the government said Friday. Akihito’s elder son Crown Prince Naruhito will ascend the throne a day later, on May 1, 2019, beginning a new as yet unnamed era. The decision was made Friday at a meeting of the Imperial House Council, which included politicians, judicial officials and imperial family members. Akihito expressed his apparent wish to abdicate in 2016, citing his age and health. Formal Cabinet approval of the decision is due...
  • [China] Xi fills top military posts with loyalists

    10/27/2017 7:22:52 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Nikkei ^ | October 26, 2017 | SHUNSUKE TABETA and OKI NAGAI
    Xi fills top military posts with loyalists Eliminating anyone close to predecessor Hu, president gains control of PLA SHUNSUKE TABETA and OKI NAGAI, Nikkei staff writers BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has the armed forces firmly under his thumb as he begins another five-year term, having succeeded in staffing the military's top command positions with his allies. The members of the Central Military Commission were selected at the first plenary session of the Communist Party's 19th Central Committee on Wednesday. The military body also was shrunk from 11 to seven members including Xi, its chairman. The remaining six posts...
  • Report: Japan's Emperor Akihito, 82, considering retiring

    07/13/2016 5:18:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 13, 2016 7:01 AM EDT
    Japan’s Emperor Akihito has expressed his intention to retire and relinquish his title in the next few years, the country’s public television said Wednesday. NHK said the 82-year-old Akihito did not wish to remain emperor if he had to reduce his official duties. […] It was not known if he had a timeline to relinquish his title to Crown Prince Naruhito. …
  • Donald Trump Is The Next Barack Obama

    03/01/2016 5:37:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 138 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 29, 2016 | Angerlo Codevilla
    The difference between Donald Trump and Barack Obama amounts only to whatever difference may exist between each emperor’s set of cronies.The Obama years have brought America to the brink of transformation from constitutional republic into an empire ruled by secret deals promulgated by edicts. Civics classes used to teach: “Congress makes the laws, the president carries them out, judges decide controversies, and we citizens may be penalized only by a jury of our peers.” Nobody believes that anymore, because no part of it has been true for a long time. Barack Obama stopped pretending that it is. During the twentieth...
  • Donal Trump says he will force Apple to build its "computers and things" in the United States

    01/18/2016 5:29:49 PM PST · by Tzfat · 124 replies
    9 To 5 Mac ^ | 1/18/2016 | Chance Miller
    Trump told the audience at Liberty University that to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States he would make Apple "build their damn computers and things in this country." While this isn't a bad idea, or even the first time it has been suggested, Trump didn't offer any specifics on how he would force Apple to abruptly change its manufacturing. "Please, we have such amazing people in this country: smart, sharp, energetic, they're amazing," Trump said. 'I was saying make America great again, and I actually think we can say now, and I really believe this, we're gonna get...
  • Cruz: I won't be 'an emperor'

    01/10/2016 8:53:58 AM PST · by Isara · 80 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/10/16 | Kyle Cheney
    Ted Cruz had a message for conservatives rabid for the repeal of Obamacare: Don't expect "Day One" results."The president doesn't have the constitutional authority to end it on Day One," he said in an interview aired Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union. "The only way to end it is to repeal that statute ... we will repeal Obamacare, but unlike Obama, I don't intend as president to be - to use his word - an emperor."It's a rare appeal to pragmatism from a candidate who typically stokes the conservative id. It came initially as a response to questions about...
  • Secret Service chief apologizes for how group of cancer-stricken kids was treated

    09/21/2015 10:59:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Dana Hedgpeth and Fredrick Kunkle
    Mike Gillette said Clancy called him Monday and said he was “very sorry,” and that the agency “did not handle the situation well.” A spokeswoman for the Secret Service confirmed that Clancy made the call. According to Gillette, Clancy offered to come to one of the group’s events to apologize in person and offered to have some of the children come to one of the agency’s training facilities in Maryland for a tour. ... In a statement e-mailed late Sunday, Brian Leary, a spokesman for the Secret Service, said the closures on Pennsylvania Avenue and Lafayette Square were “put into...
  • Japan's emperor: 'Deep remorse' for World War II

    08/15/2015 7:49:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/15 | Curt Mills
    Japanese Emperor Akihito Saturday expressed "deep remorse" for his country's role in World War II, 70 years to the day following Japan's surrender to the Allies. Akihito makes a highly ritualized comment on this anniversary day every year, but this this is first year featuring such a statement. Akihito was born in 1933, and has reigned since 1989. He is the son of Hirohito, who was the reigning emperor during the war. Though the emperor's formal powers were degraded in the settlement with the Allied Powers, Hirohito was allowed to retain his throne in a largely ceremonial fashion, and famously...
  • Moscow Opens First Church Dedicated to the Royal Martyrs of Russia (Orthodox/Catholic Caucus)

    03/03/2015 6:32:33 PM PST · by NRx · 59 replies
    Royal Russia ^ | 03 March 2015 | Paul Gilbert
    The construction of a church in honour of Tsar Nicholas II and his family has been completed in Moscow. The ground breaking and initial construction began three years ago, in March of 2012. On March 8, 2013 the Head of the Russian Imperial House, HIH Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna visited the site of the new church during an official visit to Moscow. The grand duchess lit a candle in memory of the Holy Royal Martyrs, and then took the time to speak and have tea with local parishers. The first liturgy was held on July 17, 2014 in a temporary...
  • A REPUBLIC, IF WE CAN KEEP IT: THE FOUNDERS VS. 'EMPEROR OBAMA'

    11/21/2014 9:19:20 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 21, 2014 | by VIRGIL
    As “Emperor Obama”—to cite a title applied to Barack Obama by House Speaker John Boehner, Senator Jeff Sessions, and others—proceeds with his plan to trample the Constitution by issuing an Executive Order on amnesty for illegals, perhaps it’s worth looking back to see how the authors of the Constitution might have reacted to such a crisis. The short answer is that the Founders worried about presidential power-grabbing, and so wrote a proper response into the Constitution. However, the longer answer is that Emperor Obama might be setting in motion a process that actually undermines the Constitution. Although he was defeated...
  • Boehner Spokesman Warns ‘Emperor Obama’ Against Friday Immigration Action

    11/19/2014 7:02:37 PM PST · by Red Steel · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Pete Kasperowicz | Nov. 19, 2014 11:39am
    A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) labeled President Barack Obama as “Emperor Obama” on Wednesday, after the White House leaked to reporters that the president would act unilaterally on Friday to amend U.S. immigration laws. “If ‘Emperor Obama’ ignores the American people and announces an amnesty plan that he himself has said over and over again exceeds his constitutional authority, he will cement his legacy of lawlessness and ruin the chances for congressional action on this issue – and many others,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said.
  • What Executive Actions Should a Conservative Dictator Take?

    11/16/2014 4:45:10 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 111 replies
    self | November 16, 2014 | self
    If President Obama assumes dictatorial powers and decides to rule by executive decree, an unconstitutional process, what action should a conservative dictator take when he or she comes into power?
  • Emperor penguin population to slide due Antarctic climate change

    06/29/2014 4:26:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/29/14 | Alister Doyle - Reuters
    OSLO, (Reuters) - Global warming will cut Antarctica's 600,000-strong emperor penguin population by at least a fifth by 2100 as the sea ice on which the birds breed becomes less secure, a study said on Sunday. The report urged governments to list the birds as endangered, even though populations in 45 known colonies were likely to rise slightly by 2050 before declining. Such a listing could impose restrictions on tourism and fishing companies. The study is the first to project the long-term outlook for Antarctica's largest penguins, which can grow 1.2 meters (four ft) tall, seeking to fill a gap...
  • If Obama Can Credit Michelle With Lowering Childhood Obesity, Then He can Get Away With Anything

    01/29/2014 11:15:40 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | January 29, 2014 | Mark Horne
    I know there were much more dangerous and important things said in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, but one relatively minor claim completely surprised and shocked me.But what I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to speed up growth, strengthen the middle class and build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class. Some require congressional action, and I'm eager to work with all of you. But America does not stand still, and neither will I. (Applause.) So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families,...
  • Obama: If I Could Bypass Congress on Immigration, ‘I Would Do So’

    11/26/2013 6:02:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/26/2013 | Andrew Johnson
    During remarks on immigration, President Obama was confronted onstage by a protester calling on him to use executive power to bypass Congress on the issue. The protester, standing behind the president during a speech in San Francisco, was joined by others who began to chant “Stop deportation!” “If, in fact, I could solve all these problems without passing them through Congress, I would do so,” President Obama responded. “But we’re also a nation of laws.” During his remarks, the president praised supporters of the Senate bill, including activists fasting on the National Mall, and encouraged House Speaker John Boehner, whom...
  • The Emperor has spoken. Long live the Emperor Obama. (Never have so few failed so miserably)

    10/17/2013 8:22:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    vanity ^ | 10/17/13 | NormsRevenge
    Disagreement can not mean dysfunction. It can not turn into hatred. We all need to compromise and act in the best interest of our nation. One nation under God.. Yeah Right.
  • Obama: 'The Problem Is ... I’m Not the Emperor of the United States'

    02/15/2013 11:25:12 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 79 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 15, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    Obama: 'The Problem Is ... I’m Not the Emperor of the United States' Daniel Halper February 15, 2013 1:42 PM In a Google hangout last evening, President Barack Obama explained that his problem is that he's "not the emperor of the United States": "This is something I’ve struggled with throughout my presidency," said Obama. "The problem is that I’m the president of the United States, I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed."
  • 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...
  • Romney rule change fight on convention floor?

    08/26/2012 6:40:10 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 80 replies
    Hotair ^ | Sunday August 26, 2012
    Zeke Miller is reporting that a set of changes to the convention rules pushed through by Mitt Romney’s team is raising a few hackles among the delegates and could potentially lead to a squabble on the convention floor. The modifications in question deal – among other things – with the method used to select and approve the individual delegates from each state. Frustration over changes to the Republican Party’s rules pushed through by the Romney Campaign on Friday may lead to a fight on the floor of the Republican National Convention on Monday. The Convention Committee on Rules took a...
  • The Only Thing Emperor Obama Needs In His Wardrobe

    01/18/2012 12:46:42 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-18-12 | Jared H. McAndersen