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  • Patty Murray: 'I helped write' health care law(FLASHBACK)

    11/17/2013 1:43:04 PM PST · by mdittmar · 32 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | October 15, 2010 | Examiner.com
    Democrat Patty Murray said she not only read the new health care law, but actually helped write it. Murray was participating in a debate with her GOP rival, Dino Rossi, in Spokane Thursday night when she was asked if she had read the 2,600 page bill before voting on it.“Not only did I read it – but I helped write it,” she said, according to an article at MSNBC.
  • Flashback: Mary Landrieu Said She Would Be 100% Accountable for Obamacare

    11/16/2013 6:08:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 11/15/13
    In 2009 Sen. Mary Landrieu (D., La.) was asked the pointed question would she accept 100 percent “accountability for a failure or success of Obamacare,” America Rising **SNIP** MARY LANDRIEU: I do, already, because that’s what I do every election. I mean I, you all have to…when I run for reelection you say to me “Senator we like what you’ve done we voted for you, we don’t like what you’ve done we voted against you.”
  •  3 Employees Killed At D.C. Starbucks (Flashback- DC; 1997; Gun Free Zone)

    09/19/2013 10:43:30 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 15 replies
    Three employees of a Starbucks coffee store near Georgetown were found brutally slain yesterday morning, sending shock waves through a community generally immune from such violence.The bodies of night manager Mary Caitrin Mahoney, 25, Emory Allen Evans, 25, and Aaron David Goodrich, 18, were found at 5:15 a.m. in a back room of the store at 1810 Wisconsin Ave. NW, in Burleith, just north of Georgetown, police said. An employee arriving for work found the bodies. All three had been shot several times.
  • When Is a War not a War?

    09/10/2013 8:14:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2013 | Mona Charen
    Barack Obama accelerated his political ascent in 2002 by positioning himself firmly as the voice of anti-war Democrats. Unlike Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, John Edwards and John Kerry, then-Illinois state Sen. Obama announced that he opposed the effort to topple Saddam Hussein, not because he opposed all wars, but because he resisted what he called "dumb wars." What was "dumb" about the Iraq War? Sen. Obama didn't say precisely, but he inveighed against "the cynical attempt by Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz and other armchair, weekend warriors in this administration to shove their own ideological agendas down our throats ..."...
  • Flashback: Sebelius called for a 'single payer system eventually'

    08/12/2013 8:24:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/13/13 | Alex Pappas
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid isn’t the only high-profile Democrat who has suggested the United States will eventually transition to a single payer health care system. The Nevada lawmaker generated headlines Friday for predicting that President Obama’s health care law is the first step to phasing out insurance-based health care. In 2007, while governor of Kansas, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stated flatly in a speech at Harvard: “I’m all for a single payer system eventually.”
  • Flashback Obama 2008: 'I Will Make It Impossible' To 'Slip' Last Minute Pork In Bill

    01/02/2013 7:14:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/22/2008 | staff
    Speaking at a campaign event on September 22, 2008: "I'll make our government open and transparent so that anyone can ensure that our business is the people's business. As Justice Louis Brandeis once said, sunlight is the greatest disinfectant. As President, I will make it impossible for Congressmen or lobbyists to slip pork-barrel projects or corporate welfare into laws when no one is looking because when I am president, meetings where laws are written will be more open to the public. No more secrecy."
  • Flashback: Obama's Reported Top Priorities in November 2008

    08/03/2012 12:23:10 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 1 replies
    Google News Search | November 2008 | Me
    From a November 2008 Google news search for Obama & "His Top Priority"... If you see any that were missed, please add them so that Obama can get his priorities straight... Transition Plan -Uniting the country around hope -Get Congress to work and solve problems Economic Policy -The economy -Creating jobs -Economic recovery -Fiscal responsibility -Stem the loss of jobs -Stabilizing the economy -Create millions of new jobs -Balancing the federal budget -Keeping the budget balanced -Reviving the American economy -Getting the economy back on track -Restoring opportunity on Main Street -Restore oversight of our financial markets -Getting the country...
  • Apple Snubs Firm That Discovered Mac Botnet, Tries To Cut Off Its Server Monitoring Infections

    04/10/2012 12:04:43 PM PDT · by dickmc · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 9, 2011 | Andy Greenberg
    Until it was revealed last week that more than half a million Macs were infected with Flashback malware, Apple had little experience working with the community of security researchers who aim to dissect and shut down botnets. And according to the firm that discovered this new outbreak, it could use a lesson in teamwork.
  • Half a million Mac computers 'infected with malware'

    04/05/2012 8:45:23 AM PDT · by null and void · 184 replies
    BBC ^ | April 2012 Last updated at 08:54 ET
    An investigation by Dr Web suggests that about 600,000 Macs have the malware - potentially allowing them to be hijacked and used as a "botnet". It says that more than half that number are in the US. Flashback was first detected last September when anti-virus researchers flagged software masquerading itself as a Flash Player update. Once downloaded it deactivated some of the computer's security software. Remote control "By introducing the code criminals are potentially able to control the machine," the firm's chief executive Boris Sharov told the BBC. "We stress the word potential as we have never seen any malicious...
  • Fast-growing Flashback Botnet Includes Over 600,000 Macs, Malware Experts Say

    04/05/2012 5:45:29 AM PDT · by iowamark · 27 replies
    PCWorld ^ | Apr 5, 2012 | Lucian Constantin
    More than 600,000 Macs have been infected with a new version of the Flashback Trojan horse that's being installed on people's computers with the help of Java exploits, security researchers from Russian antivirus vendor Doctor Web said on Wednesday. Flashback is a family of Mac OS malware that appeared in September 2011. Older Flashback versions relied on social engineering tricks to infect computers, but the latest variants are distributed via Java exploits that don't require user interaction. On Tuesday, Apple released a Java update in order to address a critical vulnerability that's being exploited to infect Mac computers with the...
  • Las Vegas still fumes over 2-year-old Obama remark

    10/24/2011 9:03:21 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 10-24-11 | Cristina Silva
    *snip* But some Nevada state officials and residents of this economically ravaged state have been fuming over comments they perceived as rants against the tourism industry since he first made them two years ago, and Republicans are hoping that fury will point voters in their direction. The friction resurfaced as Obama visited a Las Vegas neighborhood Monday as part of a nationwide tour to sell his jobs plan. The stop came as Republican presidential candidates, business titans and former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman maintain that Obama has twice disparaged Las Vegas tourism - this Western swing state's largest employer....
  • Flashback: Official White House Video Praises Solyndra as a Recovery Act Success Story

    09/08/2011 1:09:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 2+ views
    This appeared on the White House blog last summer when Solyndra was still considered a success story for the Recovery Act:
  • Flashback: Obama vowed to end federal probe of Teamsters corruption

    09/06/2011 11:08:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 9/6/11 | Michelle Malkin
    The White House is still refusing to comment on Jimmy Hoffa’s profane, threatening warm-up speech before President Obama’s Labor Day gig in Detroit yesterday. They’ve got each other’s back. Here’s a flashback from May 2008 that you may remember. Sen. Barack Obama won the endorsement of the Teamsters earlier this year after privately telling the union he supported ending the strict federal oversight imposed to root out corruption, according to officials from the union and the Obama campaign. …John Coli, vice president for the Teamsters central region, who brokered the Teamsters endorsement, said Sen. Obama was “pretty definitive that the...
  • Right-wing fears come true in Dan Simmons’ ‘Flashback’

    08/14/2011 7:58:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Aug 14, 2011 | Patrick Anderson
    Right-wing fears come true in Dan Simmons’ ‘Flashback’ By Patrick Anderson Aug 14, 2011 02:27AM Dan Simmons’ Flashback is an abundantly entertaining, often outrageous right-wing fantasy about a weak, broken United States 20-odd years from now. The country is ruled by the Japanese, lives in fear of the Islamic Global Caliphate, and its citizens mostly spend their time stoned on a drug called flashback that lets them escape to a better past. Some of the events that have occurred between now and the early 2030s can be summed up thusly: U.S. Goes Bankrupt Israel Destroyed by Nuclear Attack Mexican Army...
  • VIDEO FLASHBACK: Obama: My Presidency Will Be "One-Term" If Economy Doesn't Turn In 3 Years

    08/07/2011 8:56:22 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 10 replies
    FLASHBACK: Obama: My Presidency Will Be 'A One-Term Proposition' If Economy Doesn't Turn In 3 Years President Barack Obama said in February 2009 that his presidency would be "one-term proposition" if the economy did not recover in three years, giving him less than six months from today. http://youtu.be/CCN5-ovvFL0
  • Flashback Video: 20 Democrats Support a Balanced Budget Amendment

    07/21/2011 4:30:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Youtuve ^ | 7/21/11 | club4growth
    20 Democrats have supported a Balanced Budget Amendment in the past...the support is there...let's pass one.
  • Flashback Video: Harry Reid ’06: ‘Raising debt limit..will weaken country, hurt economy’

    07/19/2011 9:37:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/19/11 | velvethammer
    Actually, truth be told… ‘Every Dem Senator Including Obama Voted Against Raising Debt Limit In 2006…‘ H. J. Res. 47 [109th]: Debt Limit Increase resolution 3/20/2006–Public Law. (This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House passed version is repeated here.) Amends federal law to increase the statutory limit on the public debt from $8.184 trillion to $8.965 trillion.
  • Flashback: Obama the Candidate Excoriates Pakistan for Holding Talks With Taliban (Video)

    06/20/2011 8:45:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/20/11 | Jim Hoft
    Do you ever get the feeling we were duped? Obama excoriated Pakistan for holding talks with the Taliban while running for president in 2008. Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, June 20, 2011, 5:29 AM Do you ever get the feeling we were duped? Obama excoriated Pakistan for holding talks with the Taliban while running for president in 2008. Barack Obama at a 2008 debate: OBAMA: Katie, it’s a terrific question and we have a difficult situation in Pakistan. I believe that part of the reason we have a difficult situation is because we made a bad judgment going into...
  • FLASHBACK: Barack Obama's Anti-Iraq War Speech (2002)

    ** That’s what I’m opposed to. A dumb war. A rash war. A war based not on reason but on passion, not on principle but on politics. Now let me be clear — I suffer no illusions about Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal man. A ruthless man. A man who butchers his own people to secure his own power. He has repeatedly defied UN resolutions, thwarted UN inspection teams, developed chemical and biological weapons, and coveted nuclear capacity. He’s a bad guy. The world, and the Iraqi people, would be better off without him. But I also know that Saddam poses...
  • Flashback: Obama's 2002 anti-war speech

    03/22/2011 10:02:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/22/11 | David Freddoso
    Cal Thomas reminds us this morning of a very different period in President Obama's career: Instead of Saddam Hussein, Obama is going after Gadhafi. Is this the same man who delivered a stem-winding, anti-Iraq war speech almost nine years ago in Chicago when he was a state senator? Here is the full text of the speech delivered by Barack Obama, Illinois State Senator, at a Chicago anti-Iraq war rally as President Bush and Congress announced their agreement on the joint resolution authorizing the Iraq War: Good afternoon. Let me begin by saying that although this has been billed as an...
  • Flashback: Ronald Reagan Wasn't Afraid to Call Democrats Socialists

    03/12/2011 5:24:14 AM PST · by Son House · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | March 8, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Let's listen to Reagan, 1961. This is the Operation Coffee Cup campaign against socialized medicine, as then proposed by the Democrats. This is a portion of Citizen Ronaldus Magnus from a recording distributed by the American Medical Association. REAGAN: Back in 1927 an American socialist, Norman Thomas -- six times candidate for president on the Socialist Party ticket -- said, "The American people would never vote for socialism, but," he said, "under the name of 'liberalism,' the American people will adopt every fragment of the socialist program." One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a...
  • 2009 FLASHBACK: Obama cautious as violent protests sweep Tehran (Remove Iran's Ahmadinejad? No way!)

    02/10/2011 2:38:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 6/15/09 | Warren P. Strobel
    Obama cautious as violent protests sweep TehranBy Warren P. Strobel | McClatchy Newspapers Posted on Monday, June 15, 2009 TEHRAN, Iran — Violence flared across Iran on Monday with the first reported death from anti-government riots, as hundreds of thousands of defiant Tehranis took to the streets demanding "Where is my vote?" after Friday's disputed presidential election. The unrest, possibly Iran's worst political crisis since the 1979 Islamic revolution, confounded predictions that the regime would be able to contain the fallout from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's unexpected claim of a landslide victory. President Barack Obama spoke cautiously in his first comments...
  • 2001 flashback! EPA Head Browner Asked for Computer Files to Be Deleted

    02/09/2011 8:19:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Mail Archive ^ | 30 Jun 2001 | MIKE SPITZER
    EPA Head Browner Asked for Computer Files to Be Deleted By John Solomon Associated Press Writer Published: Jun 29, 2001 WASHINGTON (AP) - The same day a judge ordered her agency to preserve records, then-Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Carol Browner asked a technician to delete her computer files, according to testimony in a court case seeking contempt penalties against the government. Browner says she did not know about the court order and simply was seeking to remove some games, which her son had installed on her work computer, before leaving office with other Clinton appointees on Jan. 19. "It didn't...
  • bama Civility Flashback: "Tell Limbaugh to Go Play with Himself"

    01/17/2011 5:16:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 1/17/11 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: John in Altoona, Pennsylvania, great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello. CALLER: Thank you, Rush. Hey, you know, I hear President Obama calling for civility between the parties -- RUSH: Yeah. CALLER: -- and all Americans, and I just want to know when are we gonna get civility from the other side, these people who accused you and Sarah Palin of causing this tragedy in Tucson. RUSH: Yeah. CALLER: When are they gonna apologize? I say that President Obama, you first. RUSH: They're not gonna. That's exactly right. He did not mention his side at...
  • VIDEO: Flashback: Obama Promised 5-Day, Public Review of Bills Before Signing; Signs Tax Bill Within

    12/19/2010 11:28:34 AM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies · 1+ views
    breitbart ^ | 12/19/10 | breitbart
    "When there's a bill that ends up on my desk as President, you, the public, will have five days to look on-line and find out what's in it, before I sign it. So that you know what your government's doing."
  • FLASHBACK: When Asked Where the Constitution Authorizes Congress to Order Americans To Buy Health

    12/13/2010 7:20:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    cns news ^ | 12/13/10 | Matt Cover
    CNSNews.com originally published this story in which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed the question of whether Obamacare was constitutional on Oct. 22, 2009. (CNSNews.com) - When CNSNews.com asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday where the Constitution authorized Congress to order Americans to buy health insurance--a mandate included in both the House and Senate versions of the health care bill--Pelosi dismissed the question by saying: “Are you serious? Are you serious?” Pelosi's press secretary later responded to written follow-up questions from CNSNews.com by emailing CNSNews.com a press release on the “Constitutionality of Health Insurance Reform,” that argues that Congress...
  • (FLASHBACK) Saudi Arabia Desecrates Hundreds of (seized)Bibles Annually (US State Dept 'no comment')

    09/09/2010 1:07:21 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 10 replies
    Independent Saudi News ^ | Friday, 20 May 2005 | Zachary Liben
    SIA NEWS Washington DC - The Saudi government burns and desecrates hundreds of bibles its security forces confiscate after raids on Christian expatriates worshiping privately or at border crossings. As a matter of official policy, the government either incinerates or dumps bibles, crosses and other Christian paraphernalia. Hundreds of Christian worshipers are arrested every year by Saudi police in raids on their private gatherings. Bibles, crosses and printed materials are confiscated and later burnt or dumped into trash. Bibles and other Christian paraphernalia found with travelers into the country are confiscated and destroyed. Although considered as holy in Islam and...
  • Flashback: Black Panther Leader Defends Saddam Hussein (video)

    07/15/2010 7:02:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    breitbart tv ^ | 7/15/10 | breitbart
    From a private meeting of the New Black Panthers in March, 2002. Malik Zulu Shabazz defending Saddam Hussein and attacks President George W. Bush.
  • Obama Flashback: “We Need to Rise Above an Ends Justify the Means Mentality”

    03/08/2010 9:58:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 72+ views
    verumserum ^ | 3/8/10 | Morgen
    Naked Emperor News put out the definitive clip on this topic last month, with then Senator Obama and other leading Democrats railing against the so-called “nuclear option” back in 2005. But with Democrats barreling forward with their strategy to pass healthcare reform using reconciliation, I thought another reminder that the President has not always been in favor of naked power grabs couldn’t hurt.
  • Flashback: Obama Says Bonuses Are Violation Of "Our Fundamental Values"

    02/10/2010 3:30:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies · 344+ views
    RealClearPolitics.com ^ | 2/10/10 | staff
    In March 2009, President Obama called the AIG bonuses an "outrage."
  • Flashback: Obama joins filibuster bid against Alito

    05/01/2009 5:56:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 603+ views
    Jan. 30--WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barack Obama said he would vote Monday to filibuster Judge Samuel Alito's confirmation to the Supreme Court, but he conceded the effort would be futile and criticized Democrats for failing to persuade Americans to take notice of the court's changing ideological face.
  • Flashback: Carville Wanted Bush to Fail

    03/11/2009 2:26:40 PM PDT · by Mier · 2 replies · 447+ views
    www.foxnews.com ^ | Wednesday, March 11, 2009 | Bill Sammon
    Flashback: Carville Wanted Bush to Fail The press never reported that Democratic strategist James Carville said he wanted President Bush to fail before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. But a feeding frenzy ensued when radio host Rush Limbaugh recently said he wanted President Obama to fail. On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, just minutes before learning of the terrorist attacks on America, Democratic strategist James Carville was hoping for President Bush to fail, telling a group of Washington reporters: "I certainly hope he doesn't succeed."
  • Pollsters Got It Wrong In 1980 (Rush: MSM Poll Snafu Flashback Alert)

    11/03/2008 3:47:49 PM PST · by goldstategop · 7 replies · 1,553+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 11/3/2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Miles in Minneapolis, you're next as we go back to the phones here on the EIB Network. Hello. CALLER: Thank you, sir. I appreciate your taking my call. RUSH: You bet. CALLER: Sir, with regard to the article, or the bit you were talking about a while ago about people of color looking at the election and not necessarily believing in it. (sigh) Um, I'm a college professor and I'm a conservative educator which makes me kind of an oddball to start with. (sigh) And just roughly talking to my students, I'm finding out that, yes, there are a...
  • 18 Arrested in Lucrative Prostitution Ring Out of Staten Island (Guess who busted them)

    03/11/2008 10:28:12 AM PDT · by McGruff · 32 replies · 1,968+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 8, 2004 | WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
    ''This was a sophisticated and lucrative operation with a multitiered management structure,'' the state attorney general, Eliot Spitzer, who oversees the task force, said in a statement. ''It was, however, nothing more than a prostitution ring, and now its owners and operators will be held accountable.'' Investigators with the task force came across the ring while looking into the activities of a Gambino crime family gambling operation, the law enforcement official said. They had wiretapped a Gambino-linked social club on Fingerboard Road in Staten Island as part of that inquiry and saw the prostitution ring's leader, Frank Farella, 44, of...
  • Polls: Democrats Set to Take Senate (2002 Flashback)

    10/10/2006 11:04:07 AM PDT · by ohiobuckeye1997 · 24 replies · 1,508+ views
    From newyorker77 1-25-06 post: 2002 POLLS SAID: Arkansas - Dem Lead/Toss Up Colorado - Dem Lead/Toss Up Georgia - Dem Lead/Toss Up Iowa - Dem Win Louisiana - Dem Lead/Toss Up Minnesota - Dem Lead/Toss Up Missouri - GOP Lead/Toss Up New Hampshire - GOP Lead/Toss Up New Jersey - Dem Lead/Toss Up North Carolina - GOP Lead/Toss Up South Carolina - GOP Win South Dakota - GOP Lead/Toss Up Tennessee - GOP Win Texas - GOP Lead/Toss Up REALITY: Arkansas - Dem Win Colorado - GOP Win Georgia - GOP Win Iowa - Dem Win Louisiana - Dem Win...
  • FLASHBACK: 1993 National Voter Registration Act - Motor Voter cured EVERYTHING!

    09/22/2006 9:13:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 779+ views
    May 20, 2000 marks the 7th anniversary of President Clinton's signing the National Voter Registration Act, popularly known as Motor Voter. The right to vote means nothing if people are not registered. Motor Voter works by reducing necessary and burdensome bureaucratic obstacles to voter registration. The law requires states to provide uniform registration services through drivers' license agencies, through public assistance and disability agencies and through mail-in registration. In 1995, the first full year of implementation, more than 11 million citizens registered to vote or updated their voting addresses under the law. This figure represents the largest single increase...
  • Flashback 2002: Senate Races According to the Polls

    01/25/2006 5:55:15 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 3 replies · 528+ views
    POLLS SAID: Arkansas - Dem Lead/Toss Up Colorado - Dem Lead/Toss Up Georgia - Dem Lead/Toss Up Iowa - Dem Win Louisiana - Dem Lead/Toss Up Minnesota - Dem Lead/Toss Up Missouri - GOP Lead/Toss Up New Hampshire - GOP Lead/Toss Up New Jersey - Dem Lead/Toss Up North Carolina - GOP Lead/Toss Up South Carolina - GOP Win South Dakota - GOP Lead/Toss Up Tennessee - GOP Win Texas - GOP Lead/Toss Up REALITY: Arkansas - Dem Win Colorado - GOP Win Georgia - GOP Win Iowa - Dem Win Louisiana - Dem Win Minnesota - GOP Win Missouri...
  • Flashback: Barrett Report and Opinion Journal

    12/22/2005 6:51:47 PM PST · by xcamel · 7 replies · 742+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | Friday, April 22, 2005 12:01 a.m. EDT | REVIEW & OUTLOOK
    Perhaps you remember Henry Cisneros. He's the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development who pleaded guilty in 1999 to lying to FBI investigators during his pre-appointment background check about hush payments to a former mistress, on which it also happens he hadn't paid the requisite taxes. Well, the special counsel report investigating all this still hasn't been made public, thanks largely to procedural roadblocks by Mr. Cisneros's attorneys. And now, all of a sudden, a rash of news stories and editorials are urging Independent Counsel David Barrett to wrap up his investigation forthwith, without releasing his findings.
  • Flashback... and forth

    11/18/2005 8:08:25 AM PST · by pickrell · 8 replies · 689+ views
    18-November-2005 | Ron Pickrell
    During the height of the war in the Pacific, at a diplomatic party held in 1944, an American diplomat, though aware that a number of diplomats from unfriendly, to outright hostile countries were in attendance, listening for scraps of intelligence, apparently forgot that the common U.S. Navy man wasn't snacking on canapes. This diplomat later, in his horror, excused himself that too much alcohol was passed his way. Tossing aside implications that the hostile diplomats somehow pried his lips open and forced the bourbon down his throat, we are forced to consider two questions. What did he say, and why...
  • In storm, N.O. wants no one left behind [To poor - "You'll Be on Your Own"]

    09/05/2005 4:47:51 PM PDT · by willieroe · 75 replies · 1,693+ views
    New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | July 24, 2005 | Bruce Nolan
    In storm, N.O. wants no one left behind - Number of people without cars makes evacuation difficult Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) July 24, 2005 Author: Bruce Nolan City, state and federal emergency officials are preparing to give the poorest of New Orleans' poor a historically blunt message: In the event of a major hurricane, you're on your own. In scripted appearances being recorded now, officials such as Mayor Ray Nagin, local Red Cross Executive Director Kay Wilkins and City Council President Oliver Thomas drive home the word that the city does not have the resources to move out of...
  • New Orleans district U.S. Army Corps of Engineers faces reduction - in fiscal 2006 (Ivan flashback)

    09/04/2005 9:58:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 1,359+ views
    New Orleans City Business ^ | 6/04/05 | Deon Roberts
    New Orleans district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers faces reductionNew Orleans City Business June 6, 2005 by Deon Roberts In fiscal year 2006, the New Orleans district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is bracing for a record $71.2 million reduction in federal funding. It would be the largest single-year funding loss ever for the New Orleans district, Corps officials said. I've been here over 30 years and I've never seen this level of reduction, said Al Naomi, project manager for the New Orleans district. I think part of the problem is it's not so much the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Flashback Friday: 1991 ~ 24 June 2005

    06/23/2005 7:07:52 PM PDT · by MoJo2001 · 1,015 replies · 6,312+ views
    StarCMC;Kathy In Alaska;MoJo2001; The Canteen Crew
        ~ Flashback Friday ~ Year: 1991   Welcome to Flashback Friday! Each Friday we will take a journey back in time. We will highlight a year and then you'll have the opportunity to give your thoughts, opinions, and stories.This week we're jumping back to 1991.   1991 Questions! We Want To Know 1. Were you in school? 2. Were you in the military? 3. What kind of music were you listening to? 4. What do you recall as the best memory from 1991?   Events that occurred in 1991 - January 16th, Operation Desert Storm begins- February...
  • Stalin's plan for the Soviet domination of Europe

    04/24/2005 12:38:51 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 44 replies · 5,342+ views
    In 1939, Stalin began his play for Soviet domination of Europe. Years earlier, in a secret speech to the Communist Party Central Committee in January 1925, Stalin had laid out the strategy from which he never swerved in foreign policy: "But if war breaks out [in Europe] we shall not be able to sit with folded arms. We shall have to take action, but we shall be the last to do so. And we shall do so in order to throw the decisive weight into the scales, the weight that can turn the scales." Stalin's Marxist-Leninist view was that any...
  • FLASHBACK: Clinton Vietnam Trip/$63.5 million - China Trip/$40 million (on your dime)

    01/19/2005 5:47:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies · 1,296+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 2/01/01
    Free Republic 2001http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3a70b8577a8c.htm Clinton's Costly Vietnam Trip -- More than $63.5 MillionSource: Far Eastern Economic Review Published: 2-1-01 Clinton's Costly Vietnam Trip The massive cost of airlifting Bill Clinton and his entourage to Vietnam last year has ruffled some feathers in the U.S. military. The former president paid historic visits to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the former South Vietnamese capital Saigon, in November. Informal research conducted by officers and staff of the Strategic Assessment Centre and the School of Advanced Airpower Studies says 74 U.S. Air Force aircraft, including 26 giant C-5 Galaxy transports, were used to ferry...
  • Advocates of Marx's Theories on Socialism Testify Before Senate

    12/04/2004 11:11:41 AM PST · by nwrep · 151 replies · 3,736+ views
    The New York Times Archives [NO LINK] | September 21, 1883
    Sep 21, 1883: Karl Marx's theories on Socialism were expounded at length yesterday before the Senate Committee on Labor and Education by Dr. Adolph Douai of the Volks-Zeitung. Mr. Erastus D. Goodwin, a farmer from Falls Village, Conn. appeared as an advocate of "free trade", or at least a change in the tariff which would permit the importation of raw materials free of duty. Such a change would, in his opinion, be of great benefit to both the agricultural and industrial laborer. At today's hearing, Mr. F.B. Thurber will be heard in advocacy of anti-monopoly principles.
  • UC Berkeley prof proves Bush stole election!!!

    11/18/2004 1:17:42 PM PST · by ArcLight · 158 replies · 9,832+ views
    University of California at Berkeley ^ | 11/18/2004 | Michael Hout
    Summary: - Irregularities associated with electronic voting machines may have awarded 130,000 excess votes or more to President George W. Bush in Florida. - Compared to counties with paper ballots, counties with electronic voting machines were significantly more likely to show increases in support for President Bush between 2000 and 2004. This effect cannot be explained by differences between counties in income, number of voters, change in voter turnout, or size of Hispanic/Latino population. - In Broward County alone, President Bush appears to have received approximately 72,000 excess votes. - We can be 99.9% sure that these effects are not...
  • Bay Area bluest in blue state

    10/31/2004 1:01:48 PM PST · by SmithL · 60 replies · 2,607+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/31/4 | Joe Garofoli
    Arriving home from the hospital after being treated for a heart attack, 84-year-old Carol Barnes inched up the steps into her Sunset District home and headed straight for her absentee ballot. "She said, 'That ... Bush, I can't allow him to be president again,' " said her son, Bo Barnes. " 'I want to vote for Kerry to make the world safe.' " Too exhausted to do more than cast votes for president and two propositions, the widow of an Army major signed the ballot and told her son they'd complete the rest later. Three days later, on Oct. 17,...
  • Zogby Flashback: Bush Leads in Reuters Poll, But Gore Rises in Key States (Gore leads FL by 10%)

    10/18/2004 7:30:54 PM PDT · by ambrose · 28 replies · 1,626+ views
    Reuters | 10/30/00
    Monday October 30 6:47 PM ET Bush Leads in Reuters Poll, But Gore Rises in Key States By Alan Elsner, Political Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican George W. Bush (news - web sites) kept his three-point lead over Democrat Al Gore (news - web sites) in Monday's Reuters/MSNBC national daily tracking poll, but separate surveys of nine key battleground states showed Gore making inroads. The state polls showed Gore widening his lead in Florida, overtaking Bush in Pennsylvania and closing the gap in his home state of Tennessee. The national survey of 1,213 likely voters in the Nov. 7 election,...
  • Dan Rather Tops Dishonor Awards (Dirty-Dan Flashback)

    09/14/2004 9:45:21 AM PDT · by F16Fighter · 5 replies · 635+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Jan. 19, 2002 | Wes Vernon
    WASHINGTON – To approving hoots, hollers and thunderous applause, hundreds of activists Thursday night rated CBS anchorman Dan Rather the Most Outrageously Biased Liberal Reporter for 2001.Of the six Dishonors Awards bestowed at Media Research Center's annual banquet, Rather won hands down in two categories: The Flakiest Comment of the Year and the Sore Losers Award (for Refusing to Concede Bush’s Victory in Florida).The Sore Losers Award, presented by syndicated columnist David Limbaugh, spotlighted Rather’s coverage of Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris’ formal declaration that George W. Bush had indeed carried Florida. Dan Can't Handle the TruthThe news clips...
  • Who Is Al Hubbard?

    08/25/2004 9:40:56 PM PDT · by claudiustg · 9 replies · 760+ views
    National Review ^ | June 1, 1971 | William Overend
    ---Al Hubbard is the executive director of the Vietnam Veterans against the War. I first met him the morning of April 21 at the VVAW "camp-in" on the Capitol Mall in Washington. He was sitting on a flatbed truck, explaining to a circle of six hundred or so members of his group that the Supreme Court had upheld the earlier ruling that the Veterans would not be allowed to sleep on the Mall that night. He was very calm and soft-spoken about it all, at one point interrupting himself to ask that volunteers take down a Vietcong flag someone had...