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  • Years of liberal dogma have spawned a generation of amoral youngsters

    08/10/2011 2:14:12 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 14 replies
    Mail Online ^ | August 10, 2011 | Max Hastings
    A few weeks after the U.S. city of Detroit was ravaged by 1967 race riots in which 43 people died, I was shown around the wrecked areas by a black reporter named Joe Strickland. He said: ‘Don’t you believe all that stuff people here are giving media folk about how sorry they are about what happened. When they talk to each other, they say: “It was a great fire, man!” I am sure that is what many of the young rioters, black and white, who have burned and looted in England through the past few shocking nights think today. It...
  • Iran says U.S. 'will be taught the mother of all lessons'

    08/08/2011 7:53:24 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 46 replies
    WND ^ | August 07, 2011 | Reza Kahlili
    Iran is planning to retaliate against the United States for the sabotage against its nuclear program, according to an editorial in the Kayhan newspaper, the mouthpiece of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The U.S. has all of its infrastructure connected to the Internet, the editorial says, and as a result, "it is constantly worried about an unknown player, who they will never be able to identify ... sitting in some corner of the world who would launch an attack on a sector of (the Americans') foundations. They will be taught the mother of all lessons." Specifically, Iran is looking...
  • America at risk: The emerging threat from within(Part 1 of a two-part column)

    08/03/2011 7:10:44 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 11 replies
    WND ^ | August 02, 2011 | Tom Marin and Paul E. Vallely
    The Development and Execution of Joint Operations (both civilian and military) to respond to dynamic threats against the United States has now reached a point of criticality. Over the course of the last several years, some Americans are gradually waking up to the fact that our "essence of being" as a nation and as individuals is under a constant state of attack, and this attack has been implemented methodically and slowly over time by enemies who despise our way of life. What is occurring to the great country is so heinous that it patronizes each one of us, who we...
  • U.S. Pays Salaries to Palestinian Terrorists

    07/27/2011 6:35:39 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 13 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 7/27/2011 | Jonathan Tobin
    U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority has become an increasingly controversial matter in the wake of the group's decision to bypass peace negotiations and go to the United Nations for recognition of an independent state. But the outlay of funds to the Palestinians may become even more toxic after the release of a report by a media watch organization detailing the payment of salaries from the U.S.-funded PA to imprisoned terrorists. The report from Palestinian Media Watch, an Israeli-based organization that monitors the Palestinian media and culture, said that more than 5,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are getting salaries...
  • Exiled Islamists Fuel Libyan Revolution (Obama & NATO islamic allies....)

    CAIRO – Hiding for years from tyrant Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, members of Islamic groups are coming to light from their forced exile as real patriots to map out freedom fighters’ strategy against the current authoritarian rule. “We are part of the Libyan people and we just want to help our country,” Abu Sohaib, not his real name, a senior commander of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, told the New York Times on Tuesday, July 19. The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group was formed in 1995 with the goal of ousting Colonel Qaddafi. Daring to protest against Gaddafi in the 1990s,...
  • Putin reveals what it takes to become president

    When another worker asked what it takes to be president, Putin answered that integrity is the key quality but one should also know how to take risks. He said he had made difficult decisions. “I sometimes thought – I’ll do this and what will be, will be. Pack up and go find yourself a new job,” Putin said, recalling how militants attacked Dagestan in 1999 and the authorities “could have spent months procrastinating in search of a better solution, waiting for elections, and fearing that our decision could hurt us because […] society was tired of bloodshed.” “Yet it was...
  • Social workers see sense – it's just a shame they're not ours

    07/11/2011 11:18:04 PM PDT · by Murtyo · 2 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 25 Jun 2011 | Christopher Booker
    Last week, a Doncaster district judge issued a warrant for the arrest of Vicky Haigh, the former jockey and racehorse trainer who recently fled to Ireland to prevent Nottinghamshire social services seizing her expected baby. As I reported at the time, Miss Haigh duly gave birth to baby Sapphire; mother and daughter receive regular visits from England by the baby's father and his three children, for whom she has been a beloved stepmother for six years. Judge Bennett issued the warrant after Miss Haigh failed to appear before him to answer a charge that she had breached a "non-molestation order"...
  • Manufacturing Surveys Imply US Economy Has Entered The Second Month Of A (Re)Recession

    06/27/2011 5:05:14 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06/27/2011 | Tyler Durden
    There may be those among the less than brainwashed lemmingerati out there who have noticed what, as we have pointed out for the past month when reporting on the various manufacturing and regional Fed indices, has been an epic collapse in the appropriate data series. As John Lohman so kindly demonstrates, the two month implosion has been beyond epic, and while certainly the biggest drop in the past decade, may also be the all time worst ever. To the point of this post: the last time we had an economic contraction of this magnitude was back in February of 2008,...
  • Colombian women on sex strike until road is paved

    06/25/2011 8:21:32 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 48 replies
    Channel 6 News ^ | June 24, 2011 | BNO News
    BOGOTA (BNO NEWS) -- Almost 300 hundred women in southwest Colombia vowed to withhold sex from their husbands until the government paves the connecting road into their village, Colombia Reports said on Friday. Dubbed the "strike of crossed legs," the women in the town of Barbacoas near the Pacific coast are trying to persuade their husbands to pressure local authorities to properly maintain the main road out of their village which stretches some 35 miles (56 kilometers) before reaching the nearest town. Many husbands of the women on strike, however, said that they would prefer that their wives engage in...
  • I need help for a non-profit I support.

    06/21/2011 9:10:29 AM PDT · by meatloaf · 14 replies
    Admin moderator, if this is inappropriate please delete. Thanks! I've been helping a non-profit, the International Fire Relief Mission. We collect equipment in the US from fire departments and businesses and ship it overseas to fire departments that either don't have anything or are so poorly equipped, it's a wonder they can do anything. As an example until we shipped equipment to New Guinea, the firefighters responded barefoot wearing overalls. There's another non-profit that raises money for other non-profits and holds a yearly awards ceremony in which as much as $15,000 is awarded. We operate on about $10,000 a year....
  • Mass suicide fears as French worry end of world is approaching

    06/17/2011 7:55:44 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 32 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | June 16, 2011 | From correspondents in Paris
    SO many people in France believe that the world is about to end that a government agency today alerted the country to the risk of mass suicides by converts to prophesies of imminent Armageddon. Natural disasters, the internet and French fears of economic doom are lending credence to predictions that the planet will self-destruct on December 21, 2012, said Miviludes, the government body that monitors cults and suspicious spiritual activities. There have been 183 false predictions of the end of the world since the Roman Empire collapsed and these are multiplying with new technology and a global climate of fear,...
  • Exclusive: The Fed's $600 Billion Stealth Bailout Of Foreign Banks Continues At The Expense Of The

    06/12/2011 12:13:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6/12/11 | Tyler Durden
    Courtesy of the recently declassified Fed discount window documents, we now know that the biggest beneficiaries of the Fed's generosity during the peak of the credit crisis were foreign banks, among which Belgium's Dexia was the most troubled, and thus most lent to, bank. Having been thus exposed, many speculated that going forward the US central bank would primarily focus its "rescue" efforts on US banks, not US-based (or local branches) of foreign (read European) banks: after all that's what the ECB is for, while the Fed's role is to stimulate US employment and to keep US inflation modest. And...
  • Hamas Summer Camps Train Next Generation Terrorists

    06/10/2011 7:39:19 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 4 replies
    Israel National News ^ | June 10, 2011 | Gavriel Queenann
    Hamas is reporting record turnouts for its summer camps for children in 2011. The 'summer camps,' combining Islamic indoctrination, paramilitary training, and social activities are set to begin again this year as United Nation’s summer camps, considered competition by Hamas, are being openly denigrated by jihadists. Children and adolescents are an important target demographic for Hamas, from which its future army of terrorists will be recruited. Summer camps are an important means for indoctrinating Gaza's youth with Hamas' jihadist ideology.
  • Confessions of a trained Islamic terrorist

    06/08/2011 6:58:45 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 9 replies
    WND ^ | June 06, 2011 | Michael Carl
    Editor's Note: This is the first of a three-part series about Kamal Saleem, a onetime terrorist who abandoned violence for Christianity. He was trained in terror starting at age 7 at a PLO assault camp, learning to know and hate his enemies, was indoctrinated in radical Islam on his mother's knee and studied with his father how to despise Christians and Jews. He later dined with Moammar Gadhafi, his website says he served under Yasser Arafat and has Arab royalty in his family tree and he worked as a career mercenary, taking his terror activities worldwide. Ultimately, he was recruited...
  • Obama's Other 'Part-Time Foreign Policy Consultant' – NYT's Thomas Friedman – Mocks Israel,

    05/31/2011 6:02:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/31/11 | Matt Hadro
    NewsBusters previously reported that CNN's Fareed Zakaria had met with President Obama face-to-face to discuss foreign policy. Obama's other reported "source" of information on foreign policy, New York Times foreign affairs columnist Thomas Friedman, mocked Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday on CNN, and added that he should have dutifully obeyed the demands Obama outlined in his recent Mideast speech. According to a May 11 New York Times article, Friedman was one of two foreign policy journalists "sounded out" by President Obama for information on foreign affairs. The other, CNN's Fareed Zakaria, has previously criticized Israel's prime minister for not...
  • Americans to Israel: Don't listen to Obama

    05/21/2011 5:27:12 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 36 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | May 21, 2011 | By Bob Unruh
    Leaders across America whose organizations represent literally millions of people have told the nation of Israel, much like the wizard told Dorothy in Oz, "don't listen to that man behind the curtain," or in the current case, don't listen to the man in the White House. The message came just hours after Barack Obama announced to the world Israel needs to return to its pre-1967 borders to appease Palestinians dedicated to the annihilation of the Jewish nation. Obama made the statement in an address in advance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned visit to the White House today. Netanyahu...
  • Integrity and Attribution: Obama's Foreign Contribution and Campaign Finance Fraud, The Timeline

    04/21/2011 5:51:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 4/21/11 | Pamela Geller
    Here's an update to yesterday's piece on "doing the right thing"........ which was a big thank you kiss to Tom Blumer, editor of the leading business blog, Bizzy Blog, and a PJM contributor. The foreign contribution story I broke in July 2008 took months to pull together. It is irritating to listen to people justify what amounts to an intellectual theft. It is wrong. Not only did we go through thousands of pages of FEC douments, but I followed up with David Keene (yes, Grover's boy) in 2008 as well. He was the President of the ACU, and I implored...
  • Obama 2008 campaign under scrutiny

    04/18/2011 7:47:21 AM PDT · by Phlap · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/16/2011 | Rebecca Stewart
    No one is immune from an audit, including President Barack Obama. The Federal Election Commission has begun an audit of Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, according to Roll Call newspaper. The campaign, a record-breaking fund-raising machine that brought in nearly $750 million for then-candidate Obama, attributed most of its contributions to small-dollar donors. But the size of the haul almost guaranteed an audit would eventually occur.
  • O'Reilly Answers His Email

    04/13/2011 10:18:31 PM PDT · by jdirt · 62 replies
    Foxnews ^ | April 13, 2011 | jd
    Bill O'Reilly is either the worst journalist ever or he flat out lied to several people who wrote him. However, he invited us to send him the evidence if his facts are wrong. 1. Will you stake your professional reputation that Mr. Obama is constitutionally eligible to be president? Ken McFadden, LaGrange GA A Yes 2. How do you know Obama did not attend college on foreign student aid? Edith Keenan Lake Stevens, WA A. He reportedly received federal aid assistance and affirmative action help. There is not one shred of evidence any foreign money was involved. 3. What about...
  • Texas may ban courts from considering foreign laws

    04/11/2011 4:50:03 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 25 replies
    Houston & Texas News ^ | A.D. 9 April 2011 | ANNA M. TINSLEY
    AUSTIN — Texas lawmakers are considering whether to ban state courts from considering foreign religious or cultural laws, such as the Islamic law of Shariah. The goal "is to require a Texas court to uphold and apply only the laws ordained by the constitutions of (Texas and the United States), prohibiting any other interpretation," said Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, a former Arlington mayor pro tem. "This is now happening all over Europe ... and in Dearborn, Mich. ... and it could spread throughout the United States. "We all know what Shariah law does to women - women must wear burqas,...
  • Rep. Paul planning hearing on Fed foreign lending

    04/02/2011 5:27:34 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 65 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2011-04-02 | Mark Felsenthal
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Persistent Federal Reserve critic Representative Ron Paul plans to hold a hearing on the U.S. central bank's emergency loans to the branches of non-U.S. banks, his spokeswoman said on Saturday. "I was surprised and deeply disturbed ... to learn the staggering amount of money that went to foreign banks," Paul said in a statement. "These lending activities provided no benefit to American taxpayers, the American economy, or even directly to American banks," he said.
  • Retirees Find Peace And Prosperity Far Away

    03/21/2011 1:53:28 PM PDT · by expat_panama · 37 replies · 1+ views
    "When you move to a foreign country, it's like being reborn," said Sholtis, who once worked as associate director of media resources at Rockefeller University in New York. "Everything is new; it really stimulates your mind."[snip]Then again, good medical care in many popular retirement spots is so affordable, Medicare runs often aren't necessary, according to travel researchers and Americans living abroad.Eight hospitals in Mexico are accredited by the Joint Commission International, a not-for-profit group that helps set quality and safety standards at hospitals and other health facilities.Besides Mexico, AARP includes Panama, Costa Rica, Belize, Nicaragua, Portugal, Spain, southwestern France and...
  • Documents Show Obama Registered as Foreign Student to Get Student Aid

    03/21/2011 5:05:27 AM PDT · by aruanan · 285 replies
    Don Wade and Roma will be relating the story at 7:20AM this morning about documents surfacing that show Barry Obama registered in college as a foreign student in order to get financial aid. Listen live at LISTEN LIVE LINK.
  • US Taxpayer-Funded Foreign Aid Received by 150/192 Countries in the World!

    03/07/2011 5:45:23 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies · 2+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 7, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
     That's us dishing-out an allowance to  over 78% of the nations in existence... Thanks US taxpayers- but most of them still hate you anyway. And if you feel like a chump- you should: we'll be paying for this dubious investement (+interest) ad infinitum: America doesn't have any money to be giving-away in the first place, all discretionary federal spending is in-effect borrowed these days... [video of Rep Ted Poe (R-Tx)  on foreign aid and where it goes -here-] Maybe for a start we could cut-off, say, Moscow or Beijing... or so you'd think! The interactive foreign aid map linked below tells all......
  • I Can See Russia...and Beyond

    03/06/2011 7:06:06 PM PST · by curth · 41 replies
    Alaskans4Palin ^ | 2/27/2011 | Nina Stone
    As pointed out previously in I Can See Russia, one of Sarah Palin’s roles was that of Commander in Chief of the Alaska National Guard. While she wouldn’t have been charged with making decisions concerning the military, she would have been kept informed of any possible threats to the state. While Border States in the U.S. Southwest have to deal with the invasion of illegal aliens, Alaska has to contend with the ominous threat of Russian “Bear” bombers. Should these military airplanes penetrate our defenses, they could quite possibly disrupt the flow of oil by bombing the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline System...
  • Al Qaeda's North African wing says it backs Libya uprising

    (CNN) -- Al Qaeda's North African wing has said "it will do whatever we can to help" the uprising in Libya, according to a statement the militant group posted on jihadist websites The statement by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb was posted Thursday, said SITE, a terrorist-tracking organization based outside Washington. In the statement, the group said Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's decision to hire mercenaries and use planes to fire on protesters invalidates claims that the group is killing innocent civilians. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb started as the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat with aspirations to...
  • Living On US dole, Pakistan Builds Fourth Plutonium Reactor

    02/10/2011 9:33:06 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 4 replies
    The Times of India ^ | February 10, 2011 | The Times of India
    WASHINGTON: Despite being in the throes of a crippling political and economic crisis and almost entirely dependent on handouts from the United States and multilateral aid, Pakistan is poking a finger in the international community's eye. Days after it was revealed that Islamabad has doubled its nuclear weapons' inventory in the past decade, American experts have discovered that it has begun building a fourth plutonium-producing reactor to produce even more nuclear bombs to add to the 100-plus it already has. The Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) announced on Wednesday that it has obtained commercial satellite imagery from...
  • Haitian Aid Goes Down the Toilet

    02/02/2011 6:52:31 PM PST · by tysonbam · 12 replies
    The Battalion ^ | Feb. 2nd, 2011 | Taylor Wolken
    On January 12, 2010, an earthquake reaching a magnitude of 7.0 rocked Haiti. Over the next two weeks, 52 aftershocks measuring a magnitude of 4.5 or greater had added to the devastation. The city of Port-au-Prince was littered with rubble and death as impromptu tent cities sprang up everywhere. By July, an estimated $1.3 billion in funds had been raised by U.S. relief organizations. Charity is one of the most selfless, noble activities in which a person can participate; however, good intentions do not always beget good results. A year later the bodies are gone. The tent cities have upgraded...
  • Tunisian Revolt: Another Soros/NED Jack-Up?

    “Spontaneous” demonstrations of thousands of youths pouring out into the streets with such force as to compel the flight of a long-time president… To which country are we alluding: Georgia, Serbia, Myanmar,[1] Ukraine, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Iran, Hungary…? This time it is Tunisia. All of these “revolts” followed the same pattern. Already the Tunisian revolt is being called a “color revolution” by media and political pundits, and it has also been provided with a name; the “Jasmine Revolution,”[2] like the abortive “Green” and “Saffron” Revolutions, and the successful Velvet, Rose, Orange, and Tulip Revolutions, etc. These “color revolutions” all have a...
  • Dispersal of Europe (Czech president Klaus talking against NWO in Europe)

    01/22/2011 4:35:44 AM PST · by kronos77 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    - We wanted democracy, and now we get less and less responsibility. We wanted national integrity and territorial sovereignty, and we have control from Brussels. We wanted a free market, and we got the social market. We went one way, after the fall of the communist system, and after two decades of this, we go another. It is a disappointment for all the countries that broke free of communism, said Klaus. As noted, the current radical changes in the EU must be a cause for concern throughout Europe. He yesterday met with Serbian President Boris Tadic, Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic,...
  • Where Do Bad Ideas Come From? And why don't they go away?

    01/16/2011 10:58:47 AM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | January/February 2011 | Stephen M. Walt
    We would all like to think that humankind is getting smarter and wiser and that our past blunders won't be repeated. Bookshelves are filled with such reassuring pronouncements, from the sage advice offered by Richard Neustadt and Ernest May in Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Decision Makers to the rosy forecasts of Matt Ridley's The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves, not to mention Francis Fukuyama's famously premature claim that humanity had reached "the end of history." Encouraging forecasts such as these rest in part on the belief that we can learn the right lessons from the past...
  • Obama Has Lost The World

    12/26/2010 10:44:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies · 18+ views
    Eurasia Review ^ | December 26, 2010 | Daniel Greenfield
    After the 2010 elections, it’s not exactly news that Obama has lost America. But in a less public referendum, he also lost the world. Obama’s cocktail party tour of the world’s capitals may look impressive on a map, but is irrelevant on a policy level. In less than two years, the White House has gone from being the center of world leadership to being irrelevant, from protecting world freedom to serving as a global party planning committee. Even the Bush Administration’s harshest critics could never have credibly claimed that George W. Bush was irrelevant. He might have been hated, pilloried...
  • Intel Community Responds to WikiLeaks With WTF

    12/22/2010 1:59:54 PM PST · by pinstripes715 · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/22/2010 | FoxNews.com
    The U.S. intelligence community has an official response to the massive WikiLeaks document dump -- WTF. It's not what you think. WTF is the acronym for the newly formed WikiLeaks Task Force, a project launched by the CIA to determine how the leak of hundreds of thousands of cables and files will affect intelligence
  • Russian Uranium Company Makes Major North American Acquisition

    12/07/2010 7:18:03 PM PST · by thesellout · 9 replies · 1+ views
    spectrum.ieee.org ^ | TUE, DECEMBER 07, 2010 | BILL SWEET
    ARMZ, the uranium mining arm of Russia's state-owned atomic energy monopoly, Rosatom, is taking a 51 percent interest in Canada's Uranium One. The acquisition will make ARMZ the world's fourth largest uranium mining company, according to a report in the Financial Times, and is part of the company's program of aggressive international expansion. It already has deals or is in serious discussion of deals with France, India, and South Korea, and hopes to be the world's second largest producer within a decade, trailing only Kazakhstan. Evidently the deal is structured financially in a way that will enable the paired companies...
  • Trillions In Secret Fed Bailouts For Global Corporations And Foreign Banks (Fed is Unaccountable)

    12/03/2010 10:12:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies · 1+ views
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 12/03/2010 | Michael Snyder
    Has the Federal Reserve become the Central Bank of the World? That is what some members of Congress are asking after the Federal Reserve revealed the details of 21,000 transactions stretching from December 2007 to July 2010 that totaled more than $3 trillion on Wednesday. Most of these transactions involved giant loans that were nearly interest-free from the Federal Reserve to some of the largest banks, financial institutions and corporations all over the world. In fact, it turns out that foreign banks and foreign corporations received a very large share of these bailouts. So has the Federal Reserve now become...
  • Foreign crews help Israel battle massive forest fire

    12/03/2010 4:42:54 AM PST · by decimon · 18 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | December 3, 2010 | Unknown
    Foreign firefighting crews have begun to arrive in Israel to help battle a massive forest fire out of control in the north of the country.Further global assistance is due to arrive later on Friday, as fire crews battled high winds driving the blaze towards the city of Haifa. > Aircraft from Bulgaria, Jordan, Greece and the UK have arrived, after Israel issued a rare request for foreign assistance. Planes from Cyprus, Turkey and Russia were on their way, while flame-retardant materials were being flown in from France, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said. "The Russians are sending and we are waiting...
  • Obama's foreign policy needs an update

    11/22/2010 5:37:47 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 4 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 11/22/2010 | Jackson Diehl
    For help understanding the foreign policy headlines of the past week, let's return, briefly, to the spring of 1983, when Barack Obama was a student at Columbia University. What were the burning international issues of that time? Well, first was the "nuclear freeze" movement, which was prompting mass demonstrations around the world by people worried about the standoff between the Soviet Union and the United States. Obama published an article about it in a campus magazine in which he invoked the vision of "a nuclear free world." The Middle East, meanwhile, was still reeling from the 1982 Israeli invasion of...
  • Iran: Foreign planes violated airspace

    11/17/2010 2:29:04 AM PST · by jhpigott · 44 replies · 12+ views
    In first claim of invasion, military drill spokesman says planes were intercepted by Iranian jets Associated Press Published: 11.17.10, 11:32 / Israel News Iran says that unidentified foreign planes violated its air space six times as the country kicked off an air defense drill, but that they were intercepted and forced back by Iranian jets. The remarks by Gen. Hamid Arjangi, a spokesman for the exercise, are the first Iranian claim of an intrusion. His comments were carried Wednesday by the semi-official Fars news agency. Arjangi says Iran's radar stations and observation posts reported six cases of foreign planes entering...
  • Is Worry Over Trade Deficits Excessive?

    11/11/2010 4:17:01 AM PST · by expat_panama · 42 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11/10/2010 06:41 PM ET | WALTER WILLIAMS
    At the recent Group of 20 meeting, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner called upon the largest industrialized economies to get their current account balance — whether a surplus or a deficit — below 4% of their gross domestic product by 2015.Four countries have current account surpluses exceeding 4%: Saudi Arabia (6.7%), Germany (6.1%), China (4.7%) and Russia (4.7%). Countries like Russia and Saudi Arabia that are "structurally large exporters of raw materials" would be exempt from the 4% limit, so the pressure of the U.S. proposal falls mainly on China and Germany. Our annual trade deficit of $500 billion is less...
  • Indonesian minister says he shook first lady's hand — by accident (lol)

    11/09/2010 2:59:00 PM PST · by FromLori · 13 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10/9/10
    Official, known for flaunting his piety, says touch wasn't by choice. Once the wait for President Barack Obama's return was over, Indonesian anticipation turned to another question: Would a conservative Muslim government minister shake the first lady's hand? He says he did, but not by choice. Footage on YouTube shows otherwise, sparking a debate that has lit up Facebook, Twitter and the rest of the blogosphere. "I tried to prevent (being touched) with my hands but Mrs. Michelle held her hands too far toward me (so) we touched," Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring told tens of thousands of followers on Twitter.
  • Dubai: Real Estate Crash Sends Prices, Rents Falling

    10/22/2010 7:57:49 PM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 22, 2010 | ANGELA SHAH
    here's a half-off sale in the world's tallest building. Even with an address at the iconic Burj Khalifa, rents for residences in the tower are not immune from Dubai's real estate crash. Indeed, nearly a year after it was inaugurated with a massive water-and-fireworks display, about 825 of the tower's 900 ultra-luxury apartments remain unoccupied, according to Better Homes, a real estate brokerage in Dubai. The cost of renting a studio with floor-to-ceiling windows, marble fixtures and wooden floors has dropped to $1,815 a month from $3,025, while a one-bedroom apartment is available for $2,722 (it used to be $4,536),...
  • PM announces memorial for Red Army’s victory over Nazis (Israel)

    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced the appointment of a joint Israeli- Russian panel to consider proposals from international designers for a memorial in Netanya commemorating the Red Army’s victory over Germany in World War II. Netanyahu announced plans to build such a memorial during a February meeting in Moscow with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. During that meeting, Netanyahu said the gesture was in honor of the 65th anniversary this year of the victory over the Third Reich. His announcement was made amid a growing concern in Russia that its role and enormous sacrifice in the victory over Nazism have...
  • Let’s investigate those non profits

    10/12/2010 1:01:21 PM PDT · by agee · 4 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 10/12/2010 | Aaron Gee
    The left is not quite in full reverse on the groundless accusations against the Chamber of Commerce, but they will be soon enough. In a desperate attempt to run away from their political record (>9% unemployment, mountains of debt, Obamacare) the democrats thought they had found the perfect distraction. (Amazing how little has changed in one year) Seemingly coordinated accusations of “secret money” and buying elections spilled out of leftist precincts last week. Democrats, the President, and their sympathizers, didn’t just go after the chamber of commerce, but also Karl Rove and the Koch brothers. Democratic operative Robert Reich used...
  • Biden criticizes GOP fundraising effort

    10/11/2010 12:55:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 11, 2010 | MICHAEL RUBINKAM
    DICKSON CITY, Pa. (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden is criticizing a Republican fundraising effort that he says has poured vast sums of unaccounted-for money into GOP campaign coffers. Biden on Monday challenged former Bush administration political operative Karl Rove to reveal the names of donors to his advocacy group, which has given millions of dollars to Republican candidates this year.
  • FLASHBACK: Obama Accepting Untraceable Donations

    10/11/2010 12:28:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, October 29, 2008 | Matthew Mosk
    Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign is allowing donors to use largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor's identity, campaign officials confirmed. Faced with a huge influx of donations over the Internet, the campaign has also chosen not to use basic security measures to prevent potentially illegal or anonymous contributions from flowing into its accounts, aides acknowledged. Instead, the campaign is scrutinizing its books for improper donations after the money has been deposited. ... The problem with such [prepaid] cards,...
  • When it comes to foreign money flowing into campaigns, Obama has a short memory

    10/10/2010 2:26:10 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/10/10 | Rick Moran
    Based on a single, poorly sourced article in Think Progress - a rabidly partisan blog that is an offshoot of the liberal think tank Center for American Progress - President Obama laid into Republicans for allowing "foreign money" to be used to fund campaigns against him, specifically, dues money from foreign countries paid to the Chamber of Commerce. The problem? The story by Think Progress is (not surprisingly) almost certainly untrue. But a closer examination shows that there is little evidence that what the chamber does in collecting overseas dues is improper or even unusual, according to both liberal and...
  • Axelrod: Chamber must prove foreign money allegations false

    10/10/2010 10:10:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/10/10 | Walter Alarkon
    White House senior adviser David Axelrod said the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has the burden of proving false the charge by Democrats that the business group is funneling foreign money to Republican campaigns. Axelrod was pressed by CBS’ Bob Schieffer on Sunday for evidence that the foreign campaign contributions benefiting the GOP is more than “peanuts.” “Do you have any evidence that it’s not, Bob?” Axelrod said on “Face the Nation.” “The fact is that the Chamber has asserted that, but they won’t release any information about where their campaign money is coming from. And that’s at the core of...
  • Putin’s hot date @ 58

    10/08/2010 11:22:51 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 46 replies · 2+ views
    Is it any surprise then, that after his 'exploits' are widely publicised on national TV, the rugged Russian hero is loved by his people, especially women? The country's most eligible stud may be all set to marry a 24-year-old gymnast, but his popularity with the ladies would put movie stars to shame. On his 58th birthday on Thursday, journalism students from Moscow State University posed in sexy underwear for a calendar titled "Vladimir Vladimirovich, we love you. Happy Birthday Mr Putin", with saucy slogans like, "You put out the forest fires, but I'm still burning." Putin's subjects display their love...
  • You Want To Investigate Foreign Donations? Start With Obama

    10/08/2010 10:30:09 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-08-10 | DrJohn
    My God, does hypocrisy stink. You can smell it right through your computer screen. Democrats are all wee-wee'd up about the Chamber of Commerce donating to campaigns this year. Yesterday Barack Obama, whining about alleged foreign money being donated to Republicans, said: “groups that receive foreign money are spending huge sums to influence American elections, and they won’t tell you where the money for their ads come from.” And he also said “All Republicans should be concerned. Independents should be concerned. This is a threat to our democracy. The American people deserve to know who’s trying to sway their elections.”...
  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer slams 'foreign interference' in immigration lawsuit

    10/06/2010 7:28:01 PM PDT · by goldendays · 35 replies
    politico.com ^ | 10/06/2010 | SCOTT WONG |
    Jan Brewer is asking a federal court to disallow foreign governments from joining the federal lawsuit. | AP Photo Close By SCOTT WONG | 10/6/10 9:57 AM EDT Updated: 10/6/10 7:21 PM EDT In a new twist in the fight over Arizona’s immigration law, Republican Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday asked a federal court to disallow foreign governments from joining the U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit to overturn the law. The move comes in response to a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling issued Monday, allowing nearly a dozen Latin American countries — Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador,...