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  • Houston district opens ‘Arabic Immersion School’ to create ‘global citizens’

    06/20/2015 9:00:28 AM PDT · by tschatski · 51 replies
    EAG ^ | Victor Skinner
    HOUSTON – About 130 Houston student will attend a new Arabic immersion school next year, where they will learn to speak Arabic as they learn “to be truly global citizens.” “With kids who learn Arabic, as a parent you’re going to set them up for success, as a teacher you’re going to challenge them to do the best they can, but that skill of learning Arabic and being fluent in it really can be life-changing for a Houston kid,” Kate Adams, the principal of Houston Independent School District’s Arabic Immersion Magnet School, told Houston Public Media. “In addition to the...
  • Bristol Palin Calls Off Memorial Day Weekend Wedding to Fiance Dakota Meyer

    Bristol Palin will not be saying "I do" this Memorial Day Weekend. The Dancing With the Stars alum, 24, was planning to marry Marine Dakota Meyer on Saturday, May 23, but has called off her wedding, mom Sarah Palin revealed via Facebook on Monday, May 18. The former Republican vice presidential candidate, 51, broke the news by sharing a picture of a quote from InstaGod Ministries: "Trust in God's timing. It's better to wait a while and have things fall into place than to rush and have things fall apart." PHOTOS: Hollywood's broken engagements Below the photo, she included a...
  • Bergdahl faces little-known, rarely used misbehavior charge

    04/02/2015 4:12:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 4/02/15 | Nancy Montgomery
    If Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl were convicted of “misbehavior before the enemy” a century ago, he might also have been subject to a humiliating send-off. His sword might be broken or his insignia ripped from his uniform in front of his unit. Along with desertion, Bergdahl was accused last month of violating the little-understood Article 99 of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice — misbehavior before the enemy — for abandoning his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and thereby endangering his unit. Although desertion cases are not uncommon, few military lawyers have ever prosecuted, or defended, a misbehavior before the enemy...
  • Academics Are The Less Visible Enemy of School Choice

    02/28/2015 1:17:31 PM PST · by BlatherNaut
    American Thinker ^ | 2/28/15 | Ashton Blackwell
    Conservative discourse mainly features teachers' unions as the enemy when it comes to school choice, leaving others, like sociologists and other tenured intellectuals, free from public accountability as they exert their substantial influence on education policy. One thing that you should know if you follow school choice issues is that for leftist academics who oppose school choice, their dogmas take primacy over empirical evidence, and their most fundamental dogma when it comes to school choice is that it promotes racial segregation, and thus thwarts their version of equality. Racial segregation, as a policy in the United States, saw its end...
  • Obama: 'Islam Has Been Woven Into the Fabric of Our Country Since Its Founding'

    02/20/2015 3:22:38 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 85 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 19, 2015 | Susan Jones
    We hear a lot about the United States' Judeo-Christian heritage, but according to President Obama, "Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding." That's what the president told a White House conference on "countering violent extremism" on Wednesday.
  • Is This Song Racist or Reality?

    11/30/2014 2:56:55 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 26/11/14 | Video of the Day
    Amir Benayoun is a popular Mizrachi Israeli singer/composer with a small problem. He’s not left-wing, and sometimes his songs are political commentary — and not from a left-wing perspective. This past week he released a song called “Ahmed Loves Israel” (song and translated lyrics below) In particular, it reminds the listeners that the Arab terrorists in Har Nof Massacre, in the Merkaz HaRav Massacre, in the Rechavam Ze’evi assassination, in the Yehuda Glick assassination attempt, and in many of the other terror attacks worked near the places where they committed their terror attacks, and they seemed normal, until they weren’t....
  • Got an Email from the Republican Party chastising me for not giving.

    10/16/2014 5:32:18 PM PDT · by DH · 57 replies
    Email | 10/16/2014 | Unknown
    From:'' David, I'm really disappointed — and worried. I've been counting on your support to end Harry Reid's disastrous control of the U.S. Senate on November 4th. Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Ben Carson, Mike Lee, and John McCain have all taken the time to contact you and ask for your support — but unless my information is wrong we haven't heard from you. We've got less than 20 days until Election Day — I'm not sure what else to do. Are you sure you really want to see Barack Obama's Harry Reid-ruled rubberstamp majority in the Senate continue for two...
  • Rand Paul = Democrats’ Enemy #1

    08/07/2014 10:34:23 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 54 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 08.07.14 | Olivia Nuzzi
    The senator’s broad appeal threatens to weaken Democrats for 2016, and they are going on offense—sending out no less than 10 press releases on his latest trip to Iowa.
  • American Nazi gives Hitler Salute from Rose Garden

    06/07/2014 7:52:50 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 6-7-14 | James Lewis
    No, it didn’t happen exactly that way this week. But hippie jihadist Bob Bergdahl got his chance to stage a classic agitprop stunt (“spontaneously,” of course), by twice reciting the jihadist credo in Arabic as a public signal of surrender to the Haqqani terror network in Afghanistan --- a bunch of evil killers who rival the Taliban in their militant hatred for the United States. And Obama just gave our American jihadist a little smile. But what does Obama know? He’s just a passenger on this cruise ship to hell. The Hitler salute meant something so cruel and dangerous that...
  • Haley Barbour: Ideological purity is the ‘enemy of victory’

    05/30/2014 3:13:15 PM PDT · by INVAR · 61 replies
    The swashington Times ^ | 5-30-2014 | Seth McLaughlin
    NEW ORLEANS — Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour warned Friday that ideological purity is the “enemy of victory” and that the GOP must broaden the Republican coalition to win elections and to enact conservative policies that will change the direction of the nation. Read more: Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Shades of Vietnam: Spike in U.S. troop deaths tied to stricter rules of engagement

    12/06/2013 8:01:56 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 5, 2013 | Rowan Scarborough
    The number of U.S. battlefield fatalities exceeded the rate at which troop strength surged in 2009 and 2010, prompting national security analysts to assert that coinciding stricter rules of engagement led to more deaths. A connection between the sharp increase in American deaths and restrictive rules of engagement is difficult to confirm. More deaths surely stemmed from ramped-up counterterrorism raids and the Taliban’s response with more homemade bombs, the No. 1 killer of NATO forces in Afghanistan. But it is clear that the rules of engagement, which restrain troops from firing in order to spare civilian casualties, cut back on...
  • Shock video: Children in Syria play ‘Behead the Enemy’

    11/06/2013 6:58:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies ^ | 11/6/13 | Michael Stedman
    What an incredibly sad way of life it is for children growing up in war-torn Syria whose experience with Islam shows it’s anything but a religion of peace. A disturbing new video making its way around the internet shows children in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ayn playing a game that simulates an enemy beheading while chanting, “Allahu Akbar.” Although it is unknown who shot the video, “Eretz Zen – A secular Syrian opposed to having my country turned into a Taliban-like state” – published the video on social media sites like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. The description of the...
  • Abuser in Chief

    11/01/2013 4:25:55 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11-1-2013 | Allan Erickson
    There was a time we respected our presidents, for the most part. They in turn served the public interest, at least to some extent. At one time, kids saw presidents as heroes. Presidents generally sought to be unifying forces promoting traditional American values, including respect for the God of love, the flag, and the Constitution. That was before presidents started behaving like abusive husbands, thugs, and merchants of immorality. Presently, the point is well made considering the debacle known as the ObamaCare. So far, the law is accomplishing the exact opposite of everything promised: all the lies clearly revealed. Instead...
  • 'Grand Day of Death to America' rally planned in Iran

    10/28/2013 2:14:11 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 34 replies ^ | October 28, 2013
    Militant factions in Iran are reportedly planning a sweeping rally titled, “Grand Day of Death to America,” to coincide with the 24th anniversary of the storming of the U.S. Embassy there. According to The National, Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri is saying the planned Nov. 4 convocation outside the long-shuttered and now-graffiti-covered diplomatic institution in the capitol city of Tehran will be organized by a newly created bureaucratic body called the “Death to the U.S. Committee.” “The crimes of U.S. leaders and international Zionism in dealing with Iran’s great nation will never be erased from public memories and minds,” reportedly noted...
  • Those opposing Democrats are now "domestic terrorists", traitors, etc.

    10/20/2013 6:57:35 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 33 replies
    News-blogs-comments | 20 October 2013 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    So, the rhetoric level rises. All of us who disagree with the Democrats are now terrorists and traitors. What next?
  • Iran hails Obama's UN speech

    09/25/2013 12:59:17 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/25/2013 4:41:07 PM | AFP
    A senior Iranian official welcomed the "moderate and respectful tone" of US President Barack Obama's speech to the UN General Assembly, as newspapers hailed a new path for the Islamic republic. "It seems a new climate has been created with the rise to power of a new Iranian government, and all international parties are trying to react to this new climate,"said Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi. "For example, Barack Obama has tried to use a more moderate and respectful tone," he said, quoted by ISNA news agency.
  • A Meaningful Piece

    09/12/2013 5:31:06 AM PDT · by wistful · 2 replies
    Crusader Rabbit ^ | 11/11/13 | Darin
    Today at work I was standing once again in front of the same machine I was running on 9/11/01. Went to work that morning late, like everybody else an hour behind the East coast after having witnessed the second plane fly into the towers on live TV and confirming the horrible truth that it wasn’t an accident. That same fall feeling is in the air, just a little warmer than then. The same smells, sounds, the same radio playing, but this time not the news, but the names of the dead being read. I began thinking about how much has...
  • The Coin of Liberalism: Time to Rethink the 2016 Presidential

    06/29/2013 12:48:40 PM PDT · by Finny · 88 replies
    06/29/13 | An Anonymous Disillulsioned GOPer
    In America today, liberalism in politics is like a coin with different images on either side: “Democrat” on one, and “Republican” on the other. It’s the coin of government tyranny to force people, for their own or the “public” good, into supporting things they despise. Liberalism is the presumption of government tyranny to regulate morality, finances, and personal responsibility “for the greater good.” In recent presidential candidates at least, Republicans and Democrats both want nationalized health care; “right” to abortion; gun control; forcing all to accommodate open homosexuality; “compassionate” immigration policies to gain liberal votes; welfare support of sloth, promiscuity,...
  • Shielding the Enemy

    05/31/2013 4:49:46 PM PDT · by vietvet67 · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 31, 2013 | Janet Levy
    One year ago, in June 2012, the "National Security Five" -- five members of Congress led by Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) -- called attention to U.S. government infiltration by Muslim Brotherhood (MB) operatives. Based on disturbing information from court evidence and documents, correspondence, media reports, congressional briefings, and public statements, they found that individuals with questionable loyalty to the United States held high-level security clearances and worked in key national security positions. Tragically for the security of the United States and the safety of its citizens, these five earnest members of Congress, armed with ample evidence, were roundly criticized by both...
  • Obama Cuts Military, Boosts UN Spending to $3.6 Billion

    04/14/2013 7:05:00 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies ^ | april 14, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama is firing 20,000 Marines to save 10 billion dollars. Meanwhile the 2014 budget raises the cash giveaway to the United Nations to 3.6 billion dollars… or 7200 Marines.
  • China Sides with North Korea

    04/12/2013 4:53:35 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4-12-2013 | Gordon G. Chang
    “No one should be allowed to throw a region and even the whole world into chaos for selfish gains,” said President Xi Jinping on Sunday at a regional forum hosted by Beijing. Immediately, global media interpreted the remarks as a rebuke of North Korea. The New York Times, for instance, called Xi’s words “an indirect but clear criticism of China’s longtime ally.” Has Beijing finally made the switch from supporting Pyongyang to siding with the international community? Most everyone thinks so. After all, who else could Xi have been referring to on Sunday? (snip) Not so fast. On Monday, Foreign...
  • Mexico, Our Good Neighbor (To their credit, they are now slowly growing and reforming)

    04/08/2013 7:15:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/08/2013 | Michael Barone
    We Americans are lucky, though we seldom reflect on it, that we have good neighbors. In East Asia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the Philippines face challenges from China over islands they have long claimed in the East China Sea. In Europe, Germany and other prosperous nations face demands for subsidies from debt-ridden nations to avoid the collapse of the euro. When Southern Europeans look across the Mediterranean, they see Muslim nations facing post–Arab Spring upheaval and disorder. The United States has land borders with just two nations, Canada (on which more on another day) and Mexico, where Barack Obama...
  • ***The War Against Obama: Enemy Of America Ideals***

    11/18/2012 4:59:01 PM PST · by The Wizard · 11 replies
    stardate: 1211.18
    For those of you to young to remember the 2nd World War, allow me to point out that our enemy was clear and identifiable..... To those of you who only remember 9-11 may I point out that the attack was clear and visible to all.... What is happening now is subtle and hidden and more dangerous than anything America has ever faced because it comes from within.... There are many of our citizens who do not realize we are fighting for the country and have been for 4 years or longer... Lincoln tried to warn us that no one would...
  • REPORT: Obama Camp. Threatens NAACP Official

    10/05/2012 8:56:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Breitbart: Big Government ^ | 10-5-12 | Tony Lee
    The Illinois political director of President Barack Obama’s campaign allegedly threatened a Chicago NAACP official because he did not support Obama’s reelection campaign.David Lowery, the president of the South Suburban Branch of the NAACP, alleged to CBS Chicago that Louis Raymond, the Obama official, threatened him during a phone call because Lowery did not support Obama. Lowery felt Obama did not adequately address the concerns and issues of the black community. “You know what? I know everything about you,” Raymond allegedly said, according Lowery. “We’ve been watching you, and since you don’t support Obama, we’ll deal with you.” Lowery filed...
  • A younger Obama considered his first employer, “the enemy”

    07/28/2012 4:21:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    While the President continues to bristle at the notion that people should pay attention to his "You didn't build that" comments and his supporters insists we're reading too much into it, a look at Barack Obama's younger self tells a different story. Just how does he view business owners and capitalists in general? One peek into the inner thought process which formed his world view can be found in a book released earlier this year by David Maraniss titled, Barack Obama: The Story. I confess I missed this one when it came out, but a friend has been reading it...
  • Enemies

    07/26/2012 8:13:02 PM PDT · by Leto · 42 replies
    Blog Posting ^ | April 15th 2011 | John Walker
    In any conflict, it is a deadly error to mistake or underestimate the adversary's capabilities, will to employ them, or ultimate goals. Around the globe, what was once confidently deemed “Western civilisation” is in an end-stage battle with champions of a collectivist and statist ideology which, over the last century, has enacted programs of redistributive taxation, borrowing, and spending whose unsustainability has now become self-evident and which, unless the present course is altered, will collapse in at most ten years. Further, the second- and higher-order effects of these policies have led to demographic collapse in the societies which have adopted...
  • 4GW: "Know Your Enemy." Fourth Generation Warfare Messaging As Practiced by the Collectivists and

    07/09/2012 12:11:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 7/8/12 | Dutchman 6
    “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War Strategically, 4GW (Fourth Generation Warfare) attempts to directly change the minds of enemy policy makers. This change is not to be achieved through the traditional method of superiority on the battlefield. . . (4GW) victories are accomplished through the superior use of all...
  • Israel To Remain an Enemy, Says Syrian Rebel Leader

    05/20/2012 1:30:01 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/5/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    As the Syria creeps into total anarchy, rebels also insist that Israel will remain an enemy after the anticipated fall of Syrian President Bashar Assad. President Barack Obama told the G-8 Summit Saturday that Assad must leave. Regardless of whether he continues in power or is replaced, Israel is destined to remain an enemy state. Syrian opposition leader Burhan Ghalioun told a Saudi Arabian newspaper Saturday that Israel is "the main enemy of the Syrian revolution,” and he accused Jerusalem of being Assad’s “strongest ally.” .....
  • U.S. military officers taught that Islam is the enemy

    05/11/2012 6:41:53 AM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 34 replies
    Fayetteville Observer ^ | May 10, 2012 | Pauline Jelinek and Robert Burns
    WASHINGTON - A course for U.S. military officers has been teaching that America's enemy is Islam in general, not just terrorists, and suggested that the country might ultimately have to obliterate the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina without regard for civilian deaths, following World War II precedents of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima or the allied firebombing of Dresden. The Pentagon suspended the course in late April when a student objected to the material. The FBI also changed some agent training last year after discovering that it, too, was critical of Islam.
  • George Washington named Britain's greatest ever foe

    04/15/2012 3:20:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 57 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4-14-12 | Jason Copping
    The American was voted the winner in a contest run by the National Army Museum to identify the country's most outstanding military opponent. He was one of a shortlist of five leaders who topped a public poll and on Saturday was selected as the ultimate winner by an audience of around 70 guests at a special event at the museum, in Chelsea, west London. In second place was Michael Collins, the Irish leader, ahead of Napoleon Bonaparte, Erwin Rommel and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. At the event, each contender had their case made by a historian giving a 40 minute presentation....
  • Flashback - Biden in '08: The Taliban attacked us on 9/11!

    01/26/2012 7:48:34 PM PST · by Frankusa · 4 replies
    Vice President Joe Biden asserted, in a recent interview, that the Taliban is not an enemy of the United States. But, ironically, in 2008, Mr. Biden had a completely different view of the Taliban than the one he currently espouses. In fact, in 2008, Biden made the claim that both Al Qaeda and the Taliban had attacked us on 9/11. VIDEO
  • Syria's Future Leaders: Israel Likely to Remain an Enemy

    12/31/2011 2:04:00 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/12/11 | David Lev
    Syria's opposition groups are getting ready for “the day after” the fall of the Assad regime, and are anticipating a new, democratic regime. But some things are unlikely to change; Syria's likely future leaders still consider Israel an enemy, and will continue to demand Israel's withdrawal from the Golan Heights. The two largest opposition groups in the country, the Syrian National Council and the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria (NCB), signed an agreement to establish a a transitional government that would guarantee the rights of all citizens, hold parliamentary elections, and draft a constitution that guarantees a...
  • Obama administration secretly preparing options for aiding the Syrian opposition

    12/29/2011 9:41:02 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 23 replies ^ | December 28, 2011 | Josh Rogin
    As the violence in Syria spirals out of control, top officials in President Barack Obama's administration are quietly preparing options for how to assist the Syrian opposition, including gaming out the unlikely option of setting up a no-fly zone in Syria and preparing for another major diplomatic initiative. Critics on Capitol Hill accuse the Obama administration of being slow to react to the quickening deterioration of the security situation in Syria, where over 5,000 have died, according to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights. Many lawmakers say the White House is once again "leading from behind," while the Turks,...
  • Biden: 'The Taliban Per Se Is Not Our Enemy'

    12/19/2011 1:54:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 1+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 19, 2011 | Daniel Halper
    In an interview with Leslie Gelb in Newsweek, Vice President Joe Biden says: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy. That’s critical. There is not a single statement that the president has ever made in any of our policy assertions that the Taliban is our enemy because it threatens U.S. interests. If, in fact, the Taliban is able to collapse the existing government, which is cooperating with us in keeping the bad guys from being able to do damage to us, then that becomes a problem for us." Via Ben Smith. Interestingly, in the rest of the interview...
  • ‘The Taliban, Per Se, Is Not Our Enemy’: VP Biden’s Jaw-Dropping Gaffe

    12/19/2011 11:56:47 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 19, 2011 | Buck Sexton
    Joe Biden has a long history of verbal flubs, but this one may take the cake. ‘The Taliban, per se, is not our enemy,” Biden said. That’s right. The Vice-President of the United States, initially added to the Obama campaign to add foreign policy gravitas to the ticket, has come out and questioned whether the Taliban are our enemy. Let’s get right to the context, which the media will inevitably hype in an effort to conflate an amazing gaffe with straight-talkin’, straight-shooting’ foreign policy from the VP. Biden was answering questions from Les Gelb for a Newsweek interview, the full...
  • Chaos: Pakistan wants U.S. drone base shut after NATO attack kills 26 Pakistani troops

    11/26/2011 5:57:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/26/2011 | Allahpindit
    Such is the state of U.S./Pakistan relations that no one seems fully confident this was accidental. Is there another “alliance” in the world of which that could be said — where one country wipes out two dozen troops from the other and it’s not instantly clear it was a terrible miscalculation instead of a response to some shadowy provocation?Is it “friendly fire” if the two sides aren’t really friendly? “It seems quite extraordinary that we’d just nail these posts the way they say we did,” said one senior American official who was in close touch with American and NATO officials...
  • US given 15 days ultimatum to leave Shamsi Airbase

    11/26/2011 10:08:54 AM PST · by Cardhu · 41 replies
    JazzBlog/APF ^ | November 26th 2011 | jazbablog
    ISLAMABAD: The Defence Committee of the Cabinet (DCC) has decided to close NATO/ISAF logistics supply lines with immediate effect also asked US to vacate Shamsi Airbase in 15 days. The DCC also decided that the Government will revisit and undertake a complete review of all programmes, activities and cooperative arrangements with US/NATO/ISAF, including diplomatic, political, military and intelligence. An emergency meeting of the Defence Committee of the Cabinet was chaired by the Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani here this evening at the Prime Minister’s House which was attended by Federal Ministers, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Services Chiefs...
  • Populist Winds Blowing

    10/07/2011 3:23:18 PM PDT · by Sick of Lefties · 5 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 9/7/11 | Noman
    Senators--mostly Democratic, but not exclusively--are incensed at China's artificially low currency, which reduces the value of its exports to the US, and increases American firms' propensity to source overseas. Taken as an isolated phenomenon, this costs the US manufacturing jobs. Critics of China specifically, and global sourcing generally, are reluctant to recognize the domestic benefits flowing from outsourcing, e.g., lower domestic consumer prices; money flowing to more efficient and competitively advantageous domestic uses thereby creating jobs in new growth industries. Neither do they care that a stronger Chinese Yuan will merely shift the venue of sourcing, not its incidence. The...
  • The genius of Vladi­mir Putin

    09/27/2011 8:34:09 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 32 replies
    WaPo | September 26, 2011 | Ralph Peters
    There is one incontestably great actor on the world stage today, and he has no interest in following our script. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin — soon to be Russia’s president again — has proven remarkably effective at playing the weak strategic hand he inherited, chalking up triumph after triumph while confirming himself as the strong leader Russians crave. Not one of his international peers evidences so profound an understanding of his or her people, or possesses Putin’s canny ability to size up counterparts.
  • House Dem: Tea Party is the 'real enemy'

    08/23/2011 1:45:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/23/11 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Democratic members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are ramping up anti-Tea Party sentiment this week, with one congresswoman calling the movement "the real enemy" in Florida on Monday night. "Let us all remember who the real enemy is. The real enemy is the Tea Party," Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) said at a Miami town hall, according to a report by the Miami Herald. "The Tea Party holds the Congress hostage. They have one goal in mind, and that's to make President Obama a one-term president." Wilson's comments follow incendiary remarks about the Tea Party from another member of the...
  • Apple copycat "hiPhone 5" comes calling in China (More Chinese Theft)

    08/10/2011 6:22:58 AM PDT · by xzins · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 10, 2011 | Kazunori Takada
    Reuters) - The newest version of Apple Inc's popular iPhone has already hit the Chinese market -- the fake market that is. The 'hiPhone 5' is selling for as little as 200 yuan ($31) on China's top e-commerce platform Taobao, which is owned by Alibaba Group. But one has to pay around 800 yuan for a more "genuine" one, according to some shop clerks at a mobile phone market in Shanghai. "Look at this. It's not the same as the 300-400 yuan ones," Shanghai-based daily Metro Express quoted a clerk as saying, pointing to one originally priced at 850 yuan....
  • Greece Releases 'Audacity of Hope' Captain

    07/05/2011 2:24:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/7/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    The captain of the US 'Audacity of Hope' arrested for violating a Greek ban on sailing to Gaza from its ports was freed on Tuesday, Reuters reports. Greek authorities last week banned ships destined for Gaza from leaving Greek ports "for their safety". American John Klusmire, 60, was charged during a hearing on Tuesday with breaching the ban and putting lives at risk after being intercepted last week at sea by the Hellenic Coast Guard. When ordered to return to port Klusmire, ferrying mostly American passengers, refused, leading to a two-hour stand off that ended when Greek commandos boarded his...
  • Russia creates two brigades of Arctic troops

    07/01/2011 7:43:10 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jul 1, 2011 5:17pm BST | Thomas Grove
    * General Staff working on plan to boost presence in Arctic * Russia set to start producing Bulava nuclear missile MOSCOW, July 1 (Reuters) - Moscow will create two brigades to protect its valuable Arctic resources, Russia's defence minister said on Friday. Moscow has walked a fine line between cooperation and aggression in the Arctic which the world's top energy producer believes could hold huge reserves of natural gas and oil. "The General Staff is currently working on plans to create two such units," Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov was quoted as telling media by state-run news agency Itar-Tass. ... Prime...
  • Obama Identifies the Enemy: Tony the Tiger

    06/22/2011 3:53:10 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 10 replies
    Human Events via Fox News ^ | June 21st | Audrey Hudson
    Tony the Tiger, some NASCAR drivers and cookie-selling Girl Scouts will be out of a job unless grocery manufacturers agree to reinvent a vast array of their products to satisfy the Obama administration’s food police. Either retool the recipes to contain certain levels of sugar, sodium and fats, or no more advertising and marketing to tots and teenagers, say several federal regulatory agencies. The same goes for restaurants. It’s not just the usual suspected foods that are being targeted, such a thin mint cookies sold by scouts or M&Ms and Snickers, which sponsor cars in the Sprint Cup, but pretty...
  • When the Pursuit of Liberty Is Liberty's Greatest Enemy

    06/19/2011 12:10:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    American Thinkier ^ | 6/19/11 | Jeremy Egerer
    It has been said by persons such as Abraham Lincoln that the cause of tyranny can oftentimes be mistaken for and promoted as the cause of liberty. To prevent such a destructive misconception from metastasizing, Americans must concern themselves most seriously with understanding what liberty is -- and also what it is not. John Stuart Mill, in what is perhaps his most famous and influential work, On Liberty, helped build the foundation for a modern understanding of freedom, one which an overwhelming number of Americans support. In doing so, he argued that for a society to be properly liberated, its...
  • Impeach Obama

    Obama Gives Libya Rebels 25 Million Dollars. ANOTHER LINK Aiding and providing comfort to the enemy.
  • OPEC sees "acceptable" oil peak at $120

    03/22/2011 3:08:28 PM PDT · by NRG1973 · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 22, 2011 | Ahmed Rasheed
    OPEC believes the oil price is approaching $120 per barrel but unlikely to go higher, a level that is "acceptable" and will not hinder global growth, Iraqi oil minister Abdul-Kareem Luaibi said on Tuesday. "Global oil prices are moving towards $120 a barrel. We consider this an acceptable price that will not harm global growth," Luaibi told a news conference in Baghdad. "We think the price will not exceed $120 per barrel." Oil prices slipped on Tuesday, with Brent crude falling below $115 a barrel as investors betting prices would rise with Western involvement in Libya took profits in anticipation...
  • Was DNI Clapper Right About China? YES!

    03/11/2011 9:48:31 AM PST · by Lexluthor69 · 4 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 03-11-11 | J.D. Longstreet
    Although James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, is accused of having “blown it” by stating his belief that China presents the greatest threat to America at this time … I happen to believe that he may have inadvertently (Maybe intentionally?) swerved into the truth. Don’t misunderstand; I have never been comfortable with Mr. Clapper in the EXTREMELY important position to which President Obama appointed him. I thought it was a very bad call on the President’s part, one of many such bad decisions made by our current President. And, just so we are clear on this: I’d like to...
  • Common Enemy in DC: Tea Party

    01/29/2011 6:51:36 AM PST · by Son House · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | January 25, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, I know I speak for all of you. We had this last caller. He's been paying attention to politics for two years and he's tired of all the bickering, and he said, "We just want everybody to get along. We want there to be no division between rich and poor." (laughs) Well, how's this gonna happen, sir? Are the rich just gonna give up their money or are the poor gonna go find the pot of gold? How does it happen? Who's gonna sit there and determine what everybody has, what everybody gets? I know I speak for...
  • Obama's War On Coal

    01/18/2011 5:45:16 PM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Energy: Keeping a campaign vow to bankrupt the industry, the administration revokes the permit for an approved, working coal mine in West Virginia. Guess those electric cars will have to get their energy elsewhere. We and others have warned that in the wake of November's "shellacking," the Obama administration would attempt to implement its agenda through regulations and rule making. As West Virginia's coal industry has found, it matters not even if you follow the rules. In pursuit of this agenda, the rules can be changed on the fly. The Environmental Protection Agency has revoked the coal mining permit for...