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  • Greece: No investor interest in privatisations

    07/20/2012 1:41:51 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 14 replies
    Athens News ^ | 7/19/2012
    Democratic Left leader Fotis Kouvelis stressed on Thursday the need to attract investors in order to proceed with crucial privatisations, noting that the legal system does not facilitate the process and that there is currently no investor interest. Democratic Left leader Fotis Kouvelis exits the Maximos mansion Speaking on Skai TV on Thursday morning, Kouvelis said that privatisations are a crucial source of revenue but added that they are “a complex affair” and noted that the state should retain control of assets of strategic importance such as DEI and OSE. The Democratic Left leader also said that the risk of...
  • Ten Pieces of Bad Economic News the Media's Covering Up

    07/20/2012 1:30:36 AM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Breibart ^ | July 19, 2012 | John Nolte
    Except for number ten, all the bad economic news below came out this week -- much of it today. And this explains why the corrupt media is making all of our eyes glaze over as they enter day 11,485 of demanding Romney release his tax returns and Bain-Bain-Bain. By focusing on nonsense and on Romney, the media can protect Obama from what you see below --which is an economy and Americans in very real trouble. 1. Weekly jobless claims shot up to 386,000. 2. Foreclosures are hitting our most vulnerable citizens. 3. Factory activity contracted for a second month in...
  • Saving Jesus in Montana

    07/20/2012 12:15:13 AM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies
    Columbia Magazine ^ | 1/27/2012 | Brian Dowling
    Saving Jesus in Montana - A statue of Christ in a national forest, Knights argue, is a historic landmark, not a constitutional problem Big Mountain Jesus, a statue placed in 1954 to honor World War II veterans, has recently been challenged as unconstitutional. On an overcast day at the Whitefish Mountain Resort in northwestern Montana, a horizontal wall of clouds meets Big Mountain near the top of a chairlift, next to a life-size statue of Jesus. The statue stands with outstretched arms, blessing the Flathead Valley that spreads for miles below. A large question undergirds the debate on whether a religious...
  • BELTWAY GUNRUNNERS - Gun control: A fatal mistake

    07/20/2012 12:06:01 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    WND ^ | July 19, 2012 | Bradlee Dean
    Exclusive: Bradlee Dean reveals latest revelation in 'Fast and Furious' scandal As we know, Eric Holder’s “Fast and Furious” scheme has sparked outrage among the American people. The DOJ’s “Fast and Furious” operation placed guns into the hands of drug smugglers who have committed crimes through entrapment, which was directly responsible for the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Holder’s ultimate goal was to circumvent his own criminal activity by blaming gun stores in America for selling the very guns that the ATF put in the hands of smugglers. Of course, his plans were botched before he could blame...
  • Knights of Columbus Joins Legal Defense of 10th Mountain Div. War Memorial(Includes Statue of Jesus)

    07/19/2012 11:46:10 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies
    Knights of Columbus Joins Legal Defense of 10th Mountain Division War Memorial - Montana memorial on Forest Service land includes statue of Jesus It’s a war memorial that has commemorated the valor and sacrifice of the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division for more than 50 years. The Knights of Columbus — represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty — has asked to intervene in a pending lawsuit to defend the memorial’s right to exist on public land in Montana.The war memorial near Whitefish, Mont., includes a large statue of Jesus. It was erected by Montana members of the Knights...
  • Couple says 'I do' in first gay union on U.S. military base

    07/19/2012 2:16:27 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 23 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | July 19, 2012 | Erik Ortiz
    When Tech. Sgt. Erwynn Umali and civilian Will Behrens wanted to seal their commitment in a civil union in New Jersey, they chose a venue that nine months ago would have been unthinkable: a military base. The grooms said their vows on June 23 before 150 guests at the chapel at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst — the first time a civil union or gay wedding has been held in such a facility in the United States. While the couple says there’s still a larger battle to be won before they can live in true domestic bliss, they hope the significance of...
  • Alan Grayson For Congress (A Congressman Who's Nuts)

    07/19/2012 11:29:39 PM PDT · by South40 · 16 replies
    AlanGrayson ^ | 7/19/2012
    This is no joke. This moron is actually running. I trust the good people of Florida's 8th congressional district will once again kick this moron to the curb where he belongs. http://congressmanwithguts.com/
  • Obama Ad Accuses Romney of 'Launching a False Attack' for Quoting Obama

    07/19/2012 11:05:29 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 24 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7-19-12 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Obama's reelection campaign accuses Mitt Romney of distorting the president's words, by showing a side by side comparison of the Obama's words and Romney's quotation of those words. "Mitt Romney is launching a false attack," the ad's text states. But the weird thing is: The Obama campaign is purposefully trying to make it sound like Romney is misquoting the president, when the official White House transcript backs up Romney's quotation. In the ad, Romney says that Obama revealed his thoughts on business when he said this, "If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made...
  • Republicans Line Up to Rip Michelle Bachmann

    07/19/2012 11:04:12 PM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 49 replies
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said merely floating the idea that Huma Abedin — a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — has family ties to the radical Middle East group is “pretty dangerous.” “I don’t know Huma, but from everything I do know of her, she has a sterling character,” Boehner told reporters Thursday. “And I think accusations like this being thrown around are pretty dangerous.” Later on CNN, Boehner said he expects to speak to Bachmann soon. (PHOTOS: Michele Bachmann's controversial quotes) Bachmann’s accusation came in a handful of letters to intelligence and national security agencies raising...
  • The Dark Muslim Brotherhood World of Huma Abedin

    07/19/2012 10:58:04 PM PDT · by RedMominBlueState · 38 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | July 109, 2012 | Jamie Glazov
    Editors’ note: Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has denounced Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) for including Hillary Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin, among those she has noted for having Muslim Brotherhood ties in her recent call for government agencies to investigate the Brotherhood ‘s penetration of Washington. Robert Spencer’s article in this issue crystallizes why McCain is wrong, and Bachmann is right, on this matter. On this occasion, Frontpage’s editors have deemed it important to reprint a Frontpage interview (from our June 24, 2011 issue) with Walid Shoebat about The Dark Muslim Brotherhood World of Huma Abedin. The disturbing facts that Shoebat...
  • Experts Argue Obamacare Mistake Could Doom Key Part Of Law

    07/19/2012 8:07:44 PM PDT · by Southnsoul · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News/The Ticket ^ | July 19, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    States could dodge a key part of the health care reform law because of a little-noticed mistake in the lengthy bill, according to a white paper by conservative health care experts Michael Cannon and Jonathan Adler. A missing word in the law's definition of a health insurance exchange could prevent the federal government from doling out crucial subsidies to aid middle class and lower-income people in buying insurance in states that refuse to set up their own exchanges. (Only 14 states are close to setting up exchanges so far. The federal government will set up back-up exchanges in states that...
  • Pelosi Threatens Media: 'Maybe The People Writing These Stories' Should Release Their Tax Returns

    07/19/2012 10:06:39 PM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    Breibart ^ | uly 19, 2012 | Staff
  • Did the state make you great?

    07/19/2012 9:58:37 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 14 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | 7/19/12 | Charles Krauthammer
    “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” — Barack Obama, Roanoke, Va., July 13 And who might that somebody else be? Government, says Obama. It built the roads you drive on. It provided the teacher who inspired you. It “created the Internet.” It represents the embodiment of “we’re in this together” social solidarity that, in Obama’s view, is the essential origin of individual and national achievement. To say that all individuals are embedded in and the product of society is banal. Obama rises above banality by means of fallacy: equating society with...
  • Obama Out of Context (Cartoons)

    07/19/2012 9:54:06 PM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    Tumbler ^ | July 19, 2012 | Tim Van Damme
  • Persian Gulf Tensions: U.S. Naval Vessel Fires on Fishing Boat, Killing One

    07/19/2012 9:42:48 PM PDT · by robowombat · 23 replies
    New American ^ | Thursday, 19 July 2012 10:00 | Jack Kenny
    Survivors of gunfire from a U.S. Navy vessel that killed one and wounded three others on a fishing boat off the coast of the United Arab Emirates have disputed claims that the crew had ignored warnings to stay away from the American ship, Reuters reported. "We had no warning at all from the ship. We were speeding up to try and go around them and then suddenly we got fired at," one of the wounded, Muthu Muniraj, told Reuters, speaking from a hospital after both legs had been punctured by rounds from the Navy's .50 caliber gun in the July...
  • McCain Urges War on Syria

    07/19/2012 9:37:34 PM PDT · by robowombat · 43 replies
    New American | Tuesday, 06 March 2012 02:00 | Charles Scaliger
    The dogs of war are straining at the leash once again. Senator John McCain, who never met a military intervention he didn’t like, is now calling for the United States to begin bombing Syria. Saying that “the time has come for a new policy in Syria,” McCain called Monday for the United States to “lead an international effort to protect key population centers in Syria, especially in the north, through airstrikes on Assad's forces.” Lest anybody mistake his intent, the Arizona senator and one-time presidential aspirant further clarified that “this will require the United States to suppress enemy air defense...
  • After U.S. Uproar, Another Syrian “Civilian Massacre” Story Falls Apart

    07/19/2012 9:33:51 PM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    New American ^ | Alex Newman
    Yet another alleged "massacre" of "civilians" by the Syrian regime was in the establishment-press headlines this week, supposedly a brutal killing spree by dictator Bashar al-Assad’s forces in the village of Tremseh that left up to 250 people dead. As has become typical, Western governments and mainstream media outlets — the New York Times, the BBC, and others included — parroted anonymous “opposition activists” for the claims. But within days, after foreign powers seeking regime change had their chance to beat the war drums even louder, the carefully constructed tale was already falling apart. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,...
  • Romney Says Obama Has 'Abdicated Leadership' on Syria

    07/19/2012 9:22:53 PM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 05:54 PM
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney blamed President Barack Obama for a "lack of leadership" on the crisis in Syria on Thursday and accused him of abdicating the U.S. role to the United Nations. Romney turned the U.N. Security Council's failure to approve a Western-backed resolution threatening sanctions against the Syrian regime into an assault on Obama's foreign policy. Russia and China resisted U.S. pressure and vetoed the resolution. "While Russia and Iran have rushed to support (Syrian President) Bashar al-Assad and thousands have been slaughtered, President Obama has abdicated leadership and subcontracted U.S. policy to Kofi Annan and the United...
  • Cyprus Preparing for Influx of Foreigners Fleeing Syria Violence

    07/19/2012 9:19:57 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 11:42 AM
    Cyprus is preparing to assist with the evacuation of as many as 200,000 European Union and third- country nationals in Syria if violence in the country escalates, the government said. “We have plans to enable the evacuation not only from Syria but also other countries in the area,” Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou-Markoulli told reporters in Nicosia today. People fleeing the upheaval will reach Cyprus “by plane or by boat and will remain in Cyprus 48 hours before they are transported to their country”. The plan is similar to the one applied in 2006, when 65,000 citizens from the EU and...
  • Boehner Blasts Bachmann's 'Dangerous' Accusations Against Clinton Aide (Gag)

    07/19/2012 9:16:44 PM PDT · by robowombat · 43 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 03:14 PM
    U.S. House Speaker John Boehner defended a senior adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after five members of his caucus claimed her relatives had ties to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. Boehner, an Ohio Republican, told reporters in Washington today that while he doesn’t know Huma Abedin personally, his impression is that she has a “sterling character.” The accusations made against her in a June 13 letter to the State Department were “pretty dangerous,” the speaker said. A day earlier Senator John McCain, an Arizona Republican, criticized five House Republicans, including former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, who sent the letter...