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  • Act Fast, and Get a Ford Focus Electric for Penni

    03/31/2016 1:30:12 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 9 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 3/31/2016 | Steph Williams
    If you live in California and your demographics are right, your electric car dream is within reach. Yes, even you, baristas and struggling actors! The website Leasehackr stumbled upon a killer deal for lower-income Californians (assuming they live near charging stations), and spelled out how leftover 2015 Ford Focus Electrics can be leased for essentially nothing. If your personal life aligns with Ford’s customer incentives and California’s revamped EV rebate program, it can be done. First, you have to make less than $35,600 a year, or be a member of a household of four with a combined income of $72,900...
  • Conservative Or Egoist? (Our Support For Trump & Cruz)

    02/06/2016 12:35:32 PM PST · by Ohioan · 56 replies
    Truth Based Logic Website ^ | February 4, 2016 | William Flax
    There is no real litmus test for Conservatism; as should be obvious to anyone on brief reflection. Conservatism is--and always has been, as the term connotes--about preserving what one considers important, in a social, cultural, historic & genetic heritage. One person may be more focused on one aspect, another on another. There is no natural law that demands that all have the same focus--indeed, the notion flies in the face of the concept that man is Blessed with Free Will; with freedom to decide priorities--and, of course, bear the consequences. Conservatism is about preserving social--both cultural & material, as well...
  • FIFA Officials, Including 2 VPs, Arrested on Corruption Charge [Obama Targets FIFA, not ISIS]

    05/27/2015 3:52:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | 5/27/15
    .....FIFA, the powerful and polarizing governing body for soccer, came under prosecutorial assault from two fronts Wednesday. Acting on an indictment by the U.S. Justice Department, Swiss police arrested several top FIFA officials, including two vice presidents, during an overnight raid in Zurich on charges of corruption Wednesday. The U.S. investigation targets alleged wrongdoing that spans 24 years. U.S. prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 14 people, on charges ranging from money laundering to fraud and racketeering.
  • White House summit won't focus solely on IS group

    02/16/2015 5:34:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/16/15 | Darlene Superville - AP
    RANCHO MIRAGE, California (AP) — A White House summit this week on countering violent extremism will not focus exclusively on threats from the Islamic State group, senior administration officials said Monday. While the militant group, which has killed several Americans and others it had been holding hostage, poses a near-term threat to the United States, one of three officials previewing the summit for reporters on Monday said violent extremists "come in all shapes and sizes." The three-day conference will highlight both domestic and international efforts to prevent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting and inspiring others, particularly disaffected young...
  • Kerry to Focus in Jordan on Jerusalem Tensions, Islamic State

    11/15/2014 10:27:53 PM PST · by Rabin · 5 replies ^ | Sat Nov 15 2014 | VOA
    <p>From Jordan... a dramatic steps backward, 50-day war in July and August, and numerous recent clashes at a key religious site in Jerusalem.</p>
  • Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move' 'Focus Group' Features Will Ferrell

    02/24/2014 3:24:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2/24/14 | Breitbart TV
    Comedian Will Ferrell makes an appearance with first lady Michelle Obama in a "Let's Move" YouTube video released on Monday to honor the program's fourth anniversary...
  • Ohio Focus Group: Obama a ‘Disappointment’

    12/09/2013 5:38:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 12/09/13
    **SNIP** Eight of the eleven participants in the Ohio group- independents or independent leaners- voted for President Obama in 2012, but not one of them described themselves as “proud” or “satisfied” with him. Instead, they said that they were ‘disappointed’ with him, and used words like “inexperienced,” “powerless,” “cautious,” “timid,” and “overwhelmed” to describe him. One participant told Hart: “I was really excited going into his first term. His first term was certainly a disappointment.” one focus group participant shared.”
  • Ford, Toyota fight over who has top-selling car

    10/23/2013 2:35:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 23, 2013 5:23 PM EDT | Tom Krisher
    A name makes all the difference in the fight between Ford and Toyota over who has the top-selling car in the world. Ford on Wednesday claimed that crown for its Focus compact during the first half of the year, based on registration data gathered by the R.L. Polk & Co. research firm. … But Toyota disputes Ford’s leadership. The Japanese automaker has said it sold a Corolla hatchback under the Matrix name, and it sells cars that are nearly identical to the Corolla under different names in countries outside the U.S. …
  • FOCUS! IRS spending, Sex abuse in military, heckling Mooch,(vanity)

    06/06/2013 11:20:04 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 9 replies
    vanity | 06/06/2013 | FreeAtlanta
    Focus on Benghazi and the illegal IRS abuse against political enemies. Who doesn't believe that the Moochelle heckler was staged? Sex abuse in the military a major story? Really? The foolish IRS overspending? That is old news. Yeah, the last two are infuriating, but they won't send Obama allies to jail. We need to focus on the scandals that will send people to jail... and could bring down a presidency. The AP story and even the massive phone records grab are important because it engages an otherwise sleepy leftist press.
  • Obama is the decoy. We do not have to be the ducks.

    05/13/2013 8:13:56 AM PDT · by Kenny Bunk · 58 replies
    Kenny Bunk | 05/13/2013 | Kenny Bunk
    The Passive-Aggressive PresidencyObama appears quite unique in presidential annals. A campaign promised a fundamental paradigm shift, the creation of the Magical Land of Hope and Change. After victory, a strange lassitude followed. That is, with the exception of “Health Care,” the President took demonstrable action on very little else of the nation’s business, creating the extra-constitutional “Czar” system and appointing a radical “Team” to run things without much direction or input from him. This strange passivity is delivering the fundamental change promised. His behavior patterns fell into place. I am fairly sure that a psychiatrist might call them “Passive/Aggressive. It...
  • Problems with viewing longer threads....anyone else?

    01/29/2013 12:02:50 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | Posted on January 29, 2013 | myself
    Can't get beyond the first 17 replies in a thread.....
  • Megyn Kelly Focus Group Explodes Over Candy Crowley’s Debate Moderation

    10/17/2012 5:15:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/17/12 | Noah Rothman
    A focus group of media professionals convened by Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly burst into a heated yelling match on Wednesday during a discussion of CNN anchor Candy Crowley’s performance as the moderator of the second presidential debate. RELATED: Candy Crowley’s Debate Moderation Exemplifies Why Americans Do Not Trust Their Media Several of the Republican focus group participants said that they believed Crowley’s fact checking was inappropriate, both because she was supposed to be the impartial moderator and because the fact that she checked was debatable. Media writer and entrepreneur Carol Roth said that it was “clear that she was...
  • Oops!… Luntz Focus Group Member Says Obama’s Lied & “Been Bullsh*tting the Public” (Video)

    10/16/2012 9:56:12 PM PDT · by forbushalltheway · 22 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 16, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Oops! On FOX News a former Obama voter told Frank Luntz that Obama’s been “bullsh*tting the public” for years. “He’s lied about everything. He lied to get elected in 2008 that’s why I voted for him. I bought it. Bull. And, he’s lied about everything. He hasn’t come through on anything. And he’s been bullsh*tting the public.“
  • Frank Luntz Focus group of Undecideds from Nevada...WOW!!! (vanity)

    10/16/2012 8:21:00 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 80 replies
    Anyone watching??? everyone except two people who voted for Obama said they will now vote for Romney...this is definitely a must see video if available...while the media says Obama won everyone of these undecideds referred to Romney as presidential, a leader, in control and obama as angry...
  • Luntz Focus Group Of Mostly Former Obama Voters Switch To Romney

    10/16/2012 8:50:53 PM PDT · by Snuph · 20 replies
    video at link...... A Frank Luntz focus group made up mostly of former Obama voters say they now support Mitt Romney. "Forceful, compassionate, presidential," one participant said. "Confident and realistic," said another. "Presidential," another told Luntz. "Enthusiastic," another reacted. "Our next president," one man said. "Dynamo, winner," said one more.
  • Stay focused on HIM, no matter what the world is doing. Focus on HIM.

    05/24/2012 7:24:58 AM PDT · by jesus4life · 15 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    Focus on HIM.
  • Sen. Rand Paul Testifies on The FOCUS Act At The House Natural Resources Committee - 05/08/12

    05/09/2012 5:44:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/9/12 | Cspan
    Focus Act testimony of Rand Paul on the Gibson Guitar raid.
  • Stay strong in HIM!! Speak of HIS goodness, and not of sin.

    04/16/2012 12:36:30 PM PDT · by jesus4life · 6 replies
    Focus on HIM
  • Santorum Could Be Ineligible For 18 Ohio District Delegates -- Report

    03/03/2012 4:09:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 114 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 2, 2012 | Journal Staff with Sarah B. Boxer and Rebecca Kaplan
    In a potentially ominous Super Tuesday setback for Rick Santorum, a campaign filing mishap in Ohio could leave him ineligible to be awarded 18 Buckeye State district delegates -- more than a quarter of the total at stake there, ABC News reported Friday. Ohio has 66 delegates total, with 63 at stake on Tuesday. Santorum failed to qualify for any district delegates in three Ohio congressional districts representing nine delegates because he didn't turn in names there. ABC News reported that in six other congressional districts, the former Pennsylvania senator's campaign submitted fewer names than required to be eligible for...
  • Another PC Assistance Request

    11/28/2011 8:05:08 AM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 6 replies
    Self | 11/28/2011 | Attention Surplus Disorder
    The topic, I believe, is called "focus". Windows XP Professional, two monitor setup which has worked without issue for over a year. Still works, with the following quirk: Suppose I am sending an email and I wish to attach pix which I am selecting from Windows Explorer (not Internet Explorer) on the left side and my email front end on the right side. The email front end is on top of any open windows on the right. When I click on the left screen, the right screen (apparently) reverts to whichever window it thinks is "most important"...but in any event,...
  • Focus On Core Issues

    10/28/2011 11:52:01 AM PDT · by trollop · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | October 28, 2011` | Len Indianer
    The Republican presidential debates have gone crazy, and so has the rhetoric that has followed them. Ronald Reagan would turn over in his grave if he heard the vehement clashes between the candidates. We have to ask ourselves, "Do we want to take the White House away from President Barack Obama, or don't we?" The vast majority of you would probably say "yes," but it's not going to happen if the party is split down the middle arguing about social issues, such as abortion and gay rights. These issues have got to be put aside for now, even though some...
  • Adobe shows off new 'undo photo blur' feature

    10/13/2011 11:59:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies ^ | 13 OCT 2011 | Bob Yirka
    ( -- Despite all the advances in digital photography, most people are still plagued by the problem of blurry photos, a problem compounded by the use of cameras embedded in cell phones due to their small size. Problems of blurring generally can be divided into two types. The first is problems with focusing, which can usually be avoided if the camera operator will simply wait for the automatic focusing feature of their camera to do its job. The second type is much more difficult to solve as it involves camera movement while the image is being shot. It’s this second...
  • For Emmer(R-Gov-Mn), Focus on Jobs Means Tax Cuts, Small Gov't

    10/27/2010 12:57:14 PM PDT · by Son House · 9 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | October 27, 2010 | by Tom Scheck
    In the closing days of his campaign to become Minnesota's next governor, Republican nominee Tom Emmer has been working on turning out his party's core voters, speaking at Republican-sponsored rallies throughout the Twin Cities suburbs. Over the past two months, Emmer has been steady in both his campaign attire and his talking points. Clad in khaki pants, a button down shirt and a rugged barn coat, the state representative from Delano insists that he's the only candidate who would cut taxes and reduce government regulations. Emmer has been encouraging Republicans to make phone calls and remind their friends to vote....
  • Stocks rise with focus on Fed (8-9-10 .. Is that 'liquidity' I hear sloshing at the Fed ?)

    08/09/2010 12:07:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/9/10 | Ryan Vlastelica
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks ticked higher on Monday on speculation the Federal Reserve would add liquidity in a move to strengthen the economy just days after a weaker-than-expected jobs report, the latest to suggest the recovery was losing momentum. Gains in the Dow were limited, though, as Hewlett-Packard (HPQ.N) shares tumbled following the chief executive's resignation. The Fed, while widely expected to renew its vow to keep interest rates near zero for an extended period, may indicate it is prepared to print more money to boost the economy as signs point to a slowing recovery. The bank is expected...
  • Give Your All To . . . ? . . . . [A Rel Forum Research thread--Open]

    04/30/2010 8:03:48 AM PDT · by Quix · 2,697 replies · 14,256+ views
    Bible, Vultus Christi, Quix's noggin ^ | 28 APR 2010; 30 APR 2010 | Jesus, Mark Kirby & Quix
    GIVE IT ALL TO . . . ? . . . . --A Research Thread-- . . . . 7 “When you pray, don’t babble on and on as people of other religions do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating their words again and again. 8 Don’t be like them, for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him! 9 Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. 10 May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. 11...
  • Dobson's Successor Gives Mega-Ministry New Focus

    04/27/2010 12:32:26 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 4 replies · 473+ views ^ | April, 25,2010 | Andrea Stone
    COLORADO SPRINGS (April 24) -- Jim Daly is certain there is "a right way and a wrong way" to live one's life, and it's all about Jesus Christ and a literal reading of the Bible. But the new leader of the evangelical ministry Focus on the Family isn't going to get in your face if you disagree. At a time when the conservative movement is dominated by raucous tea party demonstrations for lower taxes and smaller government, Daly seems oddly disconnected. "Don't know much about it, to be honest with you," he said, even though a recent poll showed that...
  • A Space Coast Tea Partier had the RIGHT idea for Tea partiers Across the Nation

    04/25/2010 6:19:10 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 1 replies · 468+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | April 25, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    A local here on the Space Coast sent this out to the Merritt Island, FL 9-12/ tea party movement group. He presents a roadmap for Tea Partiers nationwide. (Boldface emphasis and all accompanying photo illustrations are mine) See if you don't agree? *** Fellow Patriots, We have spent the past year making our voices heard. We have gotten attention that has run the gamut from degrading, to dismissive, and back again. This is encouraging instead of discouraging, because the progressives only degrade those whom they consider a threat to their agenda. When Barbara Boxer suggested her followers have the...
  • Republicans: Focus on 2010 elections, not 2012

    04/10/2010 1:36:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 491+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/10/10 | Steve Holland
    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Republican leaders urged party loyalists on Saturday to concentrate on winning seats in November congressional elections and worry later about who to pick to challenge President Barack Obama in 2012. "Don't get distracted by 2012," Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour told the Southern Republican Conference, a four-day pep rally that is hearing from several potential 2012 candidates, Barbour included. "The election we've got to be focused on is 2010. We can't wait until 2012 to start taking our country back," he said. Republicans are energized in opposition to Obama's agenda and harbor hopes of wresting the U.S....
  • Focus denies Dobson 'pushed out' of radio

    03/10/2010 8:13:46 AM PST · by Theo · 21 replies · 569+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 09, 2010 | Art Moore
    Focus on the Family denied allegations by a high-profile ally that its founder, Dr. James Dobson, was "pushed" out of his 33-year-old radio program as part of the ministry's alleged effort to become more acceptable to mainstream society.... Before Dobson hosted his final Focus on the Family radio show Feb. 25, Daly said that week marked "the completion of a transition period that probably started more than 10 years ago." When he resigned as chairman of the board one year ago, Dobson said in a statement that one of the "common errors of founder-presidents to hold to the reins of...
  • World Focus broadcast goes off the air after April 2

    03/09/2010 12:09:55 PM PST · by TexasRepublic · 2 replies · 113+ views
    World Focus website ^ | 3/8/2010 | World Focus website
    Worldfocus goes off the air after our April 2nd broadcast. Thanks to our partners, experts and viewers for your generous support. Please feel free to leave us your comments about Worldfocus.
  • Veteran Soldier sees IA growth, focus

    01/30/2010 12:08:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 268+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Sgt. Ben Hutto, USA
    COMBAT OUTPOST HAMIYAH – Soldiers from the Iraqi Army’s 3rd Brigade, 8th Division, listened intently here recently as they received instruction from U.S. Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division’s 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team. Waiting for his interpreter to translate his instruction, Army Staff Sgt. Joseph Strauch, an infantryman assigned to B Company, 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, patiently demonstrated the finer points of clearing a building. When his Iraqi counterpart asked if his Soldiers were doing anything wrong, Strauch quickly reassured him. “No, you guys aren’t doing anything wrong,” he said. “You’ve just reached the point where we can...
  • The insanity, the wonder, the insanity that was FOCUS (Hocus Pocus)

    01/25/2010 12:03:36 AM PST · by freedumb2003 · 14 replies · 562+ views
    YouTube ^ | 6/1/1973 | Focus
    This was so wonderful, so insane, so... insane You boomers will remember it -- you youngsters will probably dig it! Here is it again:
  • Boxer to vote no on Bernanke, new focus of populist ire

    01/22/2010 2:14:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 590+ views ^ | 1/22/10 | Carolyn Lochhead
    Democrats and Republicans, from the President on down, are burnishing their populist credentials in the wake of Massachusetts. The new target for witch burning is Fed chairman Ben Bernanke, a Bush nominee now supported by President Obama, as both parties attempt to flee any association with Wall Street and bailouts. .. California Sen. Barbara Boxer, facing a difficult re-election race, announced today she is a no vote, burnishing "Main Street" credentials. "I have a lot of respect for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke," Boxer said in a statement. "When the financial crisis hit in late 2008, he took some important...
  • Efforts Focus on Iraq’s Election, U.S. Commander Says

    11/10/2009 2:47:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 162+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2009 – A U.S. commander in Baghdad today said all efforts are focused on helping Iraqi forces provide security for upcoming national elections in Iraq. Army Col. Gregory Lusk, commander of the North Carolina National Guard’s 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, joined a chorus of U.S. officials praising the Iraqi Parliament’s passage this week of key legislation that paves the way for balloting in January. “With the recent passing of the election law, Iraq has indeed reached an important milestone,” he said by satellite in a Pentagon news conference. “All of our efforts since our day of...
  • Rush Limbaugh to take Jay Leno's 'Green Car Challenge'

    09/19/2009 4:38:49 AM PDT · by iowamark · 107 replies · 4,367+ views
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 18, 2009 | James Hibberd
    America, are you ready for Rush Limbaugh in an electric car? The conservative talk show host has agreed to take Jay Leno's "Green Car Challenge." In the segment airing next Thursday on NBC's "Jay Leno Show," Limbaugh will race an electric Ford Focus around a custom-built track beside Leno's studio, the show's representative confirmed. The "Green Car Challenge" segment makes its debut on the primetime show tomorrow night. Celebrities who participate drive two times around the twisty track, which takes a little less than a minute to complete. By the time Rush gets behind the wheel of the zero-emission vehicle,...
  • Study: Terrorists Shifting Focus to 'Soft' Targets

    09/08/2009 9:50:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 468+ views
    Fox ^ | 9/8/09 | staff
    WASHINGTON -- Terrorists are aiming for hotels and other easier-to-hit targets as security measures at military and government facilities continue to improve, says a global intelligence company. Al Qaeda is changing from a centralized organization with global goals to regional "franchises" with more parochial aims and strong grass-roots support, according to a report Tuesday from STRATFOR. These smaller cells get less training and less money, so they set their sights lower. That doesn't mean they aren't dangerous, "particularly if they are attempting to prove their value or if they are able to link up with someone who is highly tactically...
  • President shifts focus to renting, not owning- Using $4.25b to build affordable housing

    08/16/2009 9:09:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies · 1,177+ views ^ | 8/16/09 | Joseph Williams
    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration, in a major shift on housing policy, is abandoning George W. Bush’s vision of creating an “ownership society’’ and instead plans to pump $4.25 billion of economic stimulus money into creating tens of thousands of federally subsidized rental units in American cities. The idea is to pay for the construction of low-rise rental apartment buildings and town houses, as well as the purchase of foreclosed homes that can be refurbished and rented to low- and moderate-income families at
  • James Dobson 3 Day Interview Bush Assistant Tim Goeglein

    06/09/2009 5:43:53 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 3 replies · 813+ views
    Focus on the Family radio broadcast, website ^ | 9 June 2009 | James Dobson, Focus on the Family
    President George W. Bush assistant Tim Goeglein interviewed by Dr. James Dobson, on Dobson's Focus on the Family radio broadcast. Three day broadcast. Goeglein present an articulate defense of President Bush as wartime president and pro-life president. Listen for the long list of pro-life accomplishments of Bush in the 2nd hour. I do not see a transcript yet. Radio Show site: Focus on the Family site:
  • Engineers Apply D-Day-like Focus to Afghanistan Buildup

    06/05/2009 6:42:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 752+ views
    CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan, June 5, 2009 – The last time the 25th Naval Construction Regiment had a mission even remotely approaching the scope of its task in Afghanistan, was during its last deployment, preparing for the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France. Navy Seabees position a truss for the new "Noah's Ark" headquarters and operations center under construction at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron Rooks  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. So 65 years later, Navy Capt. Jeff Borowy recognizes the symbolism as he borrows words from Army Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to tell...
  • Teach Your Children Well

    05/07/2009 9:51:19 AM PDT · by Patrsup · 1 replies · 273+ views
    Science Daily ^ | May 7, 2009 | Laura D. Kubzansky
    Children who can stay focused and don't sweat the small stuff have a better shot at good health in adulthood -- and this is especially true for girls, according to a new study.
  • Strategic Focus Shifts to Afghanistan, Mullen Says

    05/04/2009 4:38:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 249+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 4, 2009 – U.S. military strategic focus is shifting from Iraq to Afghanistan, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at a news conference today. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen also said he is very concerned about Taliban advances in Pakistan, and that officials in Pakistan and the rest of the region must be patient and persistent. “We stand ready, and we have stood ready, to assist the Pakistanis in their fight against this common enemy of ours,” Mullen said. The chairman, who returned from a trip to the region last week, said the U.S. strategic focus...
  • Stability Operations Require More U.S. Focus, Gates Says

    04/14/2009 4:56:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 305+ views
    QUANTICO, Va., April 14, 2009 – The United States should focus more resources on recognizing developing problems abroad and assisting foreign governments through nonmilitary means, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here yesterday. In an interview during a visit in which he spoke to a group of 30 students and faculty at the Marine Corps War College, Gates said identifying these early warning signs is the foundation of what he referred to as “Phase Zero” operations, or government intervention that aims to help stabilize deteriorating situations in other countries. “How do you identify a problem early and put in the...
  • With Sarah Palin aboard, John McCain gets official nod of major evangelical leader Dobson

    10/06/2008 7:52:12 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 13 replies · 969+ views ^ | October 6, 2008 | --Andrew Malcolm
    Amid a blizzard of disheartening polls a month out from the general election, the John McCain-Sarah Palin Republican ticket got some great news this afternoon: A clear go-ahead signal to millions of evangelicals across the country from Dr. James Dobson, founder and chairman of FocDr James Dobson founder and chairman of Focus on the Family who radio program and newsletters reach millions of evangelicals approves a vote for the Republican ticket of John McCain and Sarah Palinus on the Family, to vote for the GOP ticket. It couldn't have come at a better time given more polls showing a Democratic...
  • # Views Stats Gone...Again. (sniff, sniff)

    09/24/2008 6:33:23 AM PDT · by jilliane · 10 replies · 536+ views ^ | 9/24/2008 | Jilliane
    Please ping this if you miss #Views stats... (To admin ...does the view counter disappearance have any correlation to the drags and slow performance at times?)
  • Face of Defense: Black Hawk Crew Chief Focuses on Preparation

    07/25/2008 4:17:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 93+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Sgt. Jason Dangel, USA
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, July 25, 2008 – As the sun begins to set beyond the Baghdad horizon, the sound of laughter and conversation emanates from the corrugated steel sleeping trailers of Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division’s Company C, 3rd Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade. Army Sgt. David Brocato, crew chief, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Multinational Division Baghdad, mans the gunner's seat of a Black Hawk helicopter before the start of a mission on Camp Taji, Iraq, July 20, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Sgt....
  • Killings turn focus on San Francisco sanctuary law

    07/24/2008 5:03:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 166+ views
    my way ^ | 7-24-08 | PAUL ELIAS
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The scene repeats itself daily on city streets: a driver gets stuck bumper to bumper, blocking an intersection and preventing another car from turning left. But authorities say that was enough to cause Edwin Ramos to unload an AK-47 assault weapon on a man and his two sons, killing them. The deaths immediately drew public outrage, which intensified when authorities revealed that Ramos, 21, is an illegal immigrant who managed to avoid deportation despite previous brushes with the law.
  • Hedge fund Focus collapses

    03/05/2008 5:08:31 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies · 297+ views
    FT ^ | 03/05/08 | James Mackintosh
    Hedge fund Focus collapses By James Mackintosh in London Published: March 5 2008 02:00 | Last updated: March 5 2008 02:00 Focus Capital, a $1bn New York hedge fund, has been forced to liquidate its entire portfolio after missing margin calls from banks, it told investors yesterday. The fund, which had produced strong returns by investing in Swiss mid-cap stocks since starting in 2005, is now expected to shut down after losing about 80 per cent of its value. The collapse is the latest to hit leveraged hedge funds, following the failure of Peloton Partners' $2bn ABS fund last week,...
  • Putting the focus on global warming (inaugural Focus the Nation, a four-day event, teach-in)

    01/30/2008 9:42:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 66+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 1/30/08 | Mike Lee
    At the University of Rhode Island, students placed 300-pound blocks of ice around their campus and let them melt to symbolize how global warming is affecting polar ice caps. At Missouri State University, students will pile 20 tons of coal on campus to show how much of this air-polluting fossil fuel is needed to power their school for an hour. At UCSD, young conservationists are preparing a performance-art show that will feature a faux polar bear in an 8-foot-tall “electric” chair. It's a creative riff on the theme of climate change harming the bears. The activities are part of the...
  • Programs focus on illiterate immigrants

    12/18/2007 10:23:43 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 191+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/18/07 | Heather Hollingsworth - ap
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Before Bob Jansen can teach English to the adult immigrants in his lowest-level class, he has to show about a quarter of them how to hold a pencil. Adult education teachers like Jansen are finding themselves starting from scratch as uneducated immigrants and refugees from conflict regions of Africa and rural areas of Mexico and Central America flock to the United States. An estimated 400,000 legal and 350,000 illegal immigrants are unable to read or write even in their native language, according to a July 2007 report from the Migration Policy Institute, an independent Washington think...
  • US focus on 'terror war' sinks image to all-time low: report (AFP)

    11/06/2007 7:34:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies · 246+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/06/07 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States needs to shift from muscle-flexing to alliance-building when it seeks to wield power in the world if it wants to patch up its battered global image, said a report on Tuesday. "America's reputation, standing and influence are at all-time lows, and possibly sinking further," the report by a 20-member think-tank commissioned by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) said, citing half a dozen opinion polls from around the world. "The terrorist attacks on 9/11 caused America to become a frightened and angry nation," it said. "We reacted in ways that alarmed people...