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  • ‘Geneva talks a facade, US-Iran worked secretly on deal for past year’

    11/17/2013 10:48:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 11/17/13 | Stuart Winer
    The Geneva negotiations between the so-called P5+1 powers and Iran are a mere “facade,” because the terms of a deal on Iran’s nuclear program have been negotiated in talks between a top adviser to President Barack Obama and a leading Iranian nuclear official that have continued in secret for more than a year, Israeli television reported Sunday. Despite ostensible full coordination between the US and Israel over strategies for thwarting Iran’s nuclear weapons drive, the administration did not keep Israel fully informed on those talks, Channel 10 news reported, but Jerusalem nonetheless has a pretty clear picture of what has
  • North Korea's Potemkin Village: Derelict Empty Shell "Hotel Of Doom" Symbolizes NK Supremacy

    09/27/2012 7:53:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 27 September 2012 | Anna Edwards
    The truth about North Korea's glittering 'Hotel Of Doom' built to symbolize country's supremacy: There's nothing but a derelict shell inside From the outside, its shiny windows and soaring towers make it look decidedly futuristic and luxurious. But after visitors walk through the doors of North Korea's Ryugyong Hotel - which has taken twenty years to build - they see it is just a concrete shell. The interior of the 105-story, pyramid-shaped resembles a multi-storey car park, with its concrete floors and bare columns. Beijing-based Koryo Tours got a peek at the vast interior of the hotel in Pyongyang, the...
  • John Adams on How to Fix Washington D.C. in 1791 and 2012

    08/10/2012 4:52:04 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen ^ | Friday, August 3rd, 2012 | Oliver DeMille
    “Odd, that so many should favor frames that seemed to be trying to outdo the art they held.”~Brandon Sanderson, The Alloy of LawIn the old American West, a façade town featured two- and sometimes three-story buildings lining Main Street, so visitors to the town would be impressed with how up-and-coming the community must be.But when a person walked around to the side and back of the buildings, it turns out they’d find mostly one-story structures—sometimes little better than shacks or huts.A few were even a façade built on the front of a rickety lean-to.Some were respectable buildings, but they were...
  • Engineer Behind the Teleprompter Dead at 91 (WEEPING AT THE WHITE HOUSE!)

    04/26/2011 7:24:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies ^ | 4/26/11
    Hubert J. "Hub" Schlafly Jr., a television engineer who helped invent the teleprompter, has died at 91...
  • House Approves Page Protection Measure

    01/20/2007 5:45:45 AM PST · by radar101 · 11 replies · 229+ views
    FOX10- Phoenix ^ | 19 Jan 2007 | LARRY MARGASAK
    The House on Friday overhauled the board supervising its teenage pages, responding to a scandal that left youngsters vulnerable to a lawmaker's sexual come-ons and helped Democrats win control of Congress. The vote was 416-0 to equalize the political membership of the House Page Board, whose Republican chairman never told two board colleagues that he believed -- for a year -- that Rep. Mark Foley was a "ticking time bomb." The expanded board also will include a former page and the parent of a current or former page, to add new pairs of eyes to spot any future examples of...
  • Democrats Now the Party of Faith and Family Values?

    11/03/2006 4:05:52 PM PST · by fideist · 19 replies · 579+ views
    I live in Wheaton, Illinois, a very conservative Evangelical community. I got a politcal flyer today purporting to be the Faith and Family Values Report, but it is nothing but trashing Republicans. It is OBVIOUSLY from the Democrats, trying to suppress the Evangelical vote. I was wondering how I was going to upload this for all the Freepers to see? But the RATs saved me the trouble! If you go to the URL above you will see EXACTLY what they sent to me and all the other conservative Evangelicals!
  • All in for Arnold

    03/05/2006 10:23:13 AM PST · by Amerigomag · 40 replies · 418+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 03-05-06 | STEVEN GREENHUT
    At the Republican convention in San Jose last weekend, conservatives tried to mildly chasten Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for his more-liberal policies, but they were turned back by a Republican majority more interested in winning elections and putting up a facade of unity than in making a stand for principle. I'm saddened by what the failed revolt means for the Grand Old Party. The Republican Party is far from perfect, but if it doesn't stand up for limiting government, then those ideas will have no prominent place in the governing debate. Until the November special election, the governor had done a...
  • NYT: ARCHITECTURE REVIEW: An Earnest Building for a Complex President (Give up? It's Clinton!)

    11/25/2004 9:22:15 AM PST · by OESY · 27 replies · 2,556+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 25, 2004 | NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 19 - With its sleek horizontal form hovering at the edge of the Arkansas River, the new William J. Clinton Presidential Center has been called by promoters a "bridge to the 21st century," a trite allusion to one of the former president's favorite themes. Locals snicker that it looks like an enormous double-wide trailer. Actually, its best elements fall somewhere between those two extremes. Designed by James Polshek and Richard Olcott of the New York-based firm Polshek Partnership, the library has moments of genuine architectural power. Its sleek cantilevered form thrusts out aggressively toward the river,...

    09/04/2004 7:18:48 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 491+ views ^ | SEPTEMBER 2, 2004 | CHRIS ADAMO September 02, 2004 Tom Daschle’s Political Charade Chris Adamo Conservative pundits are reeling with amazement at Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D.-SD), who is running an ad in his home state portraying him in an embrace with President Bush. The actual incident took place on September 20, 2001, immediately after the President had addressed a joint session of Congress, following the attacks of 9-11. Daschle’s sudden affinity for the President represents a switch on the order of John Kerry’s “I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it,” and is thus completely consistent with election-year...