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  • Hillary Clinton plus the presidency adds up to far more than a symbol (Worse than it sounds)

    04/14/2015 7:41:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | April 14, 2015 | Lindy West
    After all those straight white men, we are overdue a woman in the Oval Office. More than one, in fact … Two things happened the past week that got me thinking about representation – about the importance of seeing ourselves outside of ourselves. The first thing was Hillary Clinton announcing her bid for the 2016 presidency. The second thing was NRA president Wayne LaPierre declaring, in regard to Obama and Clinton, that: “Eight years of one demographically symbolic president is enough.” As far as Hillary goes, she has already been think-pieced to death (a journalist friend suggested I title this...
  • Angry US Republicans Tell Pope Francis To ‘Stick With His Job And We’ll Stick With Ours’

    06/13/2015 8:50:24 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 61 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 13 June 2015 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    The prospect that the pope, from his perch at the pinnacle of the Catholic church, will exhort humanity to act on climate change as a moral imperative is a direct threat to a core belief of US conservatives. And conservatives – anxious to hang on to their flock – are lashing out.
  • Chelsea Manning, Soldier Sentenced for Leaks, Will Write for The Guardian

    02/10/2015 10:08:59 PM PST · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 10, 2015 | Ravi Somaiya
    Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking a trove of secret documents to WikiLeaks, has joined The Guardian newspaper as a contributing opinion writer. Ms. Manning, formerly known as Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, will write on war, gender and freedom of information ...
  • 'Guardian' deletes reference to Palestinians, CNN labels synagogue 'mosque'

    11/18/2014 5:33:45 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    From mistaking the Har Nof synagogue where Tuesday's terror attack took place for a mosque, to deleting references to Palestinian perpetrators, some of the international media continued to report on the events in Israel in an eyebrow-raising manner on Tuesday. The website of British newspaper The Guardian ran a story about the attack from Reuters. The wire dispatch the agency sent included the headline 'Palestinians kill four in Jerusalem synagogue attack' and led with the sentence: ''Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four people in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by...
  • Republicans didn't win as big as you think they did. And Obama didn't lose (damage control)

    11/05/2014 9:31:29 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/5/2014 | Gary Younge
    In the end, there was no Republican wave. Indeed, ideologically it was barely a ripple. Unlike 2010, with the Tea Party, or 2006, when the Democrats took over, there was no all-encompassing agenda or over-arching theme. The Republicans won the US midterms – there’s no denying that – but they didn’t win as big as it first seems. This election cycle included not only conservative-friendly states but a disproportionate number of competitive states in which incumbent Democrats were stepping down. Democrats have not won Louisiana or Arkansas in a presidential election since 1996, Georgia since 1992 and Alaska since 1964....
  • THE LIST: EVERY JOURNALIST IN THE GAMEJOURNOPROS GROUP REVEALED

    09/22/2014 6:10:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Last week, Breitbart News revealed a secret video game journalist mailing list used by a clique of influential writers, editors, and bloggers, some of whom attempted to bully their colleagues with it in an attempt to shape the news agenda for political purposes. We can today reveal the complete list of journalists, some 150 key industry figures, on the list. Outlets with representation span the entire video games journalism universe and include Polygon, Ars Technica, Wired, Eurogamer, Destructoid, Kotaku, Joystiq, TechRadar, and many other well-known brands in games publishing. But they also include freelancers and staffers for publications as solidly...
  • Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell can’t “spot the difference” between Russia and Israel

    09/03/2014 7:02:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    cif watch ^ | 9/2/14
    Within the growing body of work in the field of Comically Erroneous Political Comparisons, Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell just distinguished himself as a rising star. Here’s a Sept. 1st cartoon by Bell, an artist who clearly doesn’t want his creative expression to be fenced in by stubborn political and geographic realities.We’ll take a wild stab, and work under the assumption that Bell’s cartoon is inspired by the recent row concerning Israel’s announcement that it’s taking control of 1000 acres of land near Gvaot in the Gush Etzion region of the West Bank.Now, here’s a size comparison between Israel and Russia.  This of course doesn’t...
  • Putin Punks West (Again): Russian Troops Enter Ukraine, Guardian Reports

    08/14/2014 8:52:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 8/14/14 | tyler durden
    As Russia's 300-strong 'humanitarian' convoy of white trucks slithered towards the Ukraine border, it appears, according to The Guardian, that, in spite of the market's exuberance at this morning's comments of "avoiding conflict," Vladimir Putin sent a real 'green' military Russian convoy across the Ukraine border late Thursday evening.
  • Miami woman finds herself as legal guardian to 800 immigrant children

    07/06/2014 6:33:35 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 24 replies
    Denver Post ^ | 7/6 | saslo
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-washpost-bc-immig05-20140705,0,7703339.story
  • UK Guardian: 'Climate Change' To Blame For Boko Haram And Nigerian Girls' Kidnapping

    05/12/2014 7:03:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/12/2014 | by JAMES DELINGPOLE
    Britain's Guardian newspaper has come up with a novel explanation for the kidnapping of over 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria. (h/t Marc Morano) Conventional analyses have pinned the blame on the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram (which means: "Western education is forbidden"). But according to the Guardian's Nafeez Ahmed, the real culprit is 'climate change.'Ahmed writes: Instability in Nigeria, however, has been growing steadily over the last decade - and one reason is climate change. In 2009, a UK Department for International Development (Dfid) study warned that climate change could contribute to increasing resource shortages in the country due to land...
  • Russian minister's advice to US over Crimea: do yoga and chill out

    04/03/2014 10:47:10 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 45 replies
    Guardian ^ | 04/03/2014 | Shaun Walker
    A top Russian official has accused the US of "childish tantrums" in its response to the annexation of Crimea, and suggested that American politicians practise yoga and watch sitcoms to help chill out. "Clearly, the US leadership is really annoyed, and cannot come to terms with the new situation, which has arisen in large part due to the deliberate line taken by the US and its allies in Europe to prepare anti-Russian forces to take power in Ukraine," said deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, in an interview with Interfax. "Trying to demonstrate how unhappy it is with the exercise of...
  • Crimea: all this virile cold war talk won't force Vladimir Putin to slink back

    03/25/2014 9:05:52 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 12 replies
    Guardian ^ | 03/25/2014 | Simon Jenkins
    We know where this is likely to end. We will accept Russia's sovereignty over Crimea. Sanctions will be quietly dismantled, Moscow will reassure Kiev with a deal on neutrality. Nato will agree no further eastward expansion. The G7 will again become G8; and Crimea will join Tibet, Kosovo, East Timor, Chechnya, Georgia and other territorial interventions which history students will struggle to remember. But how do we get from here to there?... Crimea must be a classic instance of a great power wrestling inside the shrunken straitjacket of imperial retreat, as Britain did, far more violently, half a century ago....
  • Guardian journalists could face criminal charges over Edward Snowden leaks

    12/03/2013 7:59:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7:20PM GMT 03 Dec 2013 | David Barrett
    Employees of The Guardian newspaper could face criminal charges over their role in publishing secrets leaked by Edward Snowden, Britain’s most senior counterterrorism officer has signaled. Cressida Dick, an assistant commissioner at Scotland Yard, confirmed for the first time that detectives were examining whether staff at the newspaper had committed an offense. She also told MPs that her officers are looking at potential breaches of a specific anti-terrorism law which makes it unlawful to communicate information about British intelligence agents. The offense carries up to 10 years’ imprisonment. …
  • Iranian Liberal Attacks Pro-Rouhani Propaganda at the Guardian

    10/16/2013 6:33:18 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | October 10, 2013
    There has been a just degree of criticism directed towards the Guardian over the results of their readers’ poll on the Nobel Peace Prize in which 76% of respondents chose Hassan Rouhani from a list (compiled by their journalists) which included the brave Pakistani girl – shot by the Taliban for advocating on behalf of girls’ education – named Malala Yousafzai. (see charts at website) Rouhani was nominated by Saeed Kamali-Dehghan, who has served as one of the paper’s chief promoters of the lie that the new Iranian president is a “moderate” despite Rouhani’s involvement in terror attacks abroad and...
  • Nick Clegg criticizes Guardian for publishing spy secrets which serve ‘no purpose’…help terrorists

    10/10/2013 9:43:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10:13 EST, 10 October 2013 | Matthew Chorley
    Nick Clegg today hit out at the Guardian for publishing secret files, which served “no purpose” other than to aid terrorists who want to harm Britain. The Lib Dem leader joined the barrage of criticism that the newspaper released UK’s intelligence secrets of no interest to readers, but highly valued by fanatics and foreign spies. … The publication of secret files leaked by US fugitive Edward Snowden are said to have caused huge “harm” to the capability of Britain’s intelligence services. Security officials fear the data will be used by terrorists to avoid detection when plotting an atrocity. …
  • American gun use is out of control. Shouldn't the world intervene?

    09/23/2013 6:42:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 152 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Sept 21, 2013 | Henry Porter
    The death toll from firearms in the US suggests that the country is gripped by civil war The annual toll from firearms in the US is running at 32,000 deaths and climbing, even though the general crime rate is on a downward path (it is 40% lower than in 1980). If this perennial slaughter doesn't qualify for intercession by the UN and all relevant NGOs, it is hard to know what does. But no nation sees itself as outsiders do. Half the country is sane and rational while the other half simply doesn't grasp the inconsistencies and historic lunacy of...
  • Guardian: UK Agents Destroyed NSA Leak Hard Drives

    08/20/2013 6:43:43 AM PDT · by xzins · 24 replies
    CBN ^ | August 20, 2013 | CBNNews.com
    The Guardian newspaper says British agents destroyed their newsroom hard drives after they began publishing revelations from National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. In an opinion piece, Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger claimed the hard drives were destroyed after weeks of pressure by British government officials. He said the drives were torn apart in the basement of their office building as British intelligence agents looked on. "One of the more bizarre moments in the Guardian's long history occurred with two GCHQ security experts overseeing the destruction of hard drives in the Guardian's basement just to make sure there was nothing in...
  • Army bans soldiers from reading about NSA; Newspaper divulges 'top secret' info on access to online

    08/01/2013 1:39:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    wnd ^ | 8/1/13 | F. Michael Maloof
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army has ordered its personnel not to go to the latest postings on the website of the British newspaper The Guardian to read revelations of information given to its reporter because it contains a “TOP SECRET slide show.” The email, which WND received from a Department of Defense source, was addressed to a couple hundred military personnel and civilians working for DOD. The source who provided the email asked for anonymity. “Do not go to ‘The Guardian’ news website as they have TOP SECRET slide show on the main page and you will be flagged,” according...
  • The Guardian asks if 4.9 million Palestinian “refugees” will “return” to cities…where they never

    07/30/2013 12:07:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    cifwatch.com ^ | 7/30/13 | staff
    Those who get their news from the mainstream media (or the Guardian) could be forgiven for believing that there are nearly 5 million Palestinian refugees from the 1948-49 Arab-Israeli War. So often is that figure bandied around that most don’t understand that it only reflects the number of Palestinians qualifying for “refugee” benefits under the bizarre formula of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency by which the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren (ad infinitum) of actual refugees continue to inherit this status. This designation is even bestowed upon those Palestinians who are already citizens of other countries. (Using such demographic...
  • The Guardian AGAIN whitewashes the ethnic cleansing of Jews

    07/30/2013 12:02:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    cifwatch.com ^ | 7/28/13 | staff
    We recently posted about a stunning omission at the Guardian, an entry at their data blog which in effect erased the plight of hundreds of thousands of Jewish refugees in the latter half of the 20th century from the pages of history. The July 25th report, edited by Mona Chalabi, was titled ‘What happened to history’s refugees?‘, and included, in a supposedly complete list of history’s refugees, the following events: Israelites: Canaan (740 BC), Edict of Fontainebleau (France 1685), Muhacirs (Ottoman Empire 1783), Pogroms (Russia 1881), WWI (Europe 1914), WWII (Europe 1945), and the Nakba (Palestine 1948). It then skipped...
  • The Guardian Revealed A Major NSA 'Scoop' Then Deleted It From Their Website

    06/29/2013 8:47:35 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jun. 29, 2013, 8:51 PM | Paul Szoldra
    The Guardian released another shocking NSA scoop on Saturday, revealing collusion and mass harvesting of personal communications among the United States and at least six European Union countries — only to delete it from their website hours after publication. The article, titled "Revealed: secret European deals to hand over private data to America," was written by Jamie Doward, who reported information from Wayne Madsen, a former Navy Lt. and NSA employee for 12 years.
  • The Whistleblower Is Just A Tiny Part Of The Full Story

    06/24/2013 5:53:40 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 7 replies
    The Whistleblower Is Just A Tiny Part Of The Full Story Initial impressions This newsletter finds it easier to believe whistleblower Edward Snowden than to believe Obama. The fellow who has exposed some of NSA’s secrets seems genuinely concerned about the implications of the gargantuan data-mining efforts. His statements have an inherent plausibility and do not seem the views of a crackpot conspiracy theorist. He raises genuine ethical concerns that are relevant to any massive surveillance operation. Unlike Assange (the creepy freak) and Manning (who seems slightly stupid and gullible), this fellow makes a good impression.
  • Few Options For Online Users To Avoid Spying, Experts Say

    06/10/2013 6:04:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | June 10, 2013 | Lindsay Wise
    WASHINGTON -- What can people do to protect their privacy from massive data-mining efforts by U.S. and other intelligence services? The answer is not much, short of going off the grid completely.
  • Government likely to open criminal probe into NSA leaks: officials

    06/08/2013 4:01:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jun 7, 2013 8:37pm EDT | Mark Hosenball
    President Barack Obama’s administration is likely to open a criminal investigation into the leaking of highly classified documents that revealed the secret surveillance of Americans’ telephone and email traffic, U.S. officials said on Friday. The law enforcement and security officials, who were not authorized to speak publicly, said the agencies that normally conduct such investigations, including the FBI and Justice Department, were expecting a probe into the leaks to a British and an American newspaper. … Leaks to media outlets this week have revealed a government campaign of domestic surveillance going far beyond anything that had been acknowledged previously. …
  • Guardian makes splash in US with security scoops

    06/08/2013 12:51:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 7, 2013 | Gregory Katz
    LONDON--Before this week, the Guardian newspaper's gradual move into the U.S. — hiring dozens of employees in the last two years — hadn't produced much of a splash in terms of scoops. In the last three days that has changed. The newspaper, which started publishing in the English city of Manchester in 1821 and is now based in London, has established a significant presence in Washington by uncovering the vast scope of secret surveillance operations carried out by U.S. officials at the National Security Agency.....
  • Obama's Chilling Crew--The legal harassment of those investigating Tony Rezko.

    04/28/2009 5:42:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies · 1,672+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 4-28-09 | Andrew Walden
    Obama's Chilling Crew   By Andrew WaldenFrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Why is there so little media investigation of the financing behind Barack Obama’s early political sponsor—and now convicted felon—Tony Rezko?      The dual US-Syrian citizen Rezko--who assisted Obama in the purchase of his Chicago mansion--was heavily funded by loans from Iraqi-British ex-Baathist billionaire Nadhmi Auchi.  According to testimony at Rezko’s trial, Obama met Auchi at an April 3, 2004 event at Rezko’s home during Obama’s 2004 US Senate campaign.  The Times of London reports discovering, “state documents in Illinois recording that Fintrade Services, a Panamanian company, lent...
  • What the Guardian didn’t mention about their Palestinian ‘prisoner of the day’

    02/12/2013 10:51:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    CIF Watch ^ | 2/13/13 | staff
    While we often post in response to Israel related news stories and commentary at the Guardian and ‘Comment is Free’ which are biased, misleading or inaccurate in some manner, often a Guardian ‘photo of the day’ can similarly serve as a vehicle for propaganda due to the emotive strength of the image, along with a paucity of relevant context. The following was included in the Feb. 11th edition of the Guardian’s ‘Best Photos of the Day’. Here’s the Guardian caption: Palestinian women hold pictures of prisoners jailed in Israel during a rally calling for their release in the West Bank...
  • UK: Guardian 'seriously discussing' end to print edition

    10/17/2012 5:11:57 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/17/2012 | Katherine Rushton,
    The publisher of the Guardian and Observer newspapers is close to axing the print editions of the newspapers, despite the hopes of its editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger to keep them running for several years. Senior figures at Guardian News & Media are seriously discussing the move to an entirely online operation, it has been claimed, leaving Mr Rusbridger increasingly isolated. The longstanding Guardian chief wants to develop the Guardian’s digital-only US operation before pulling the plug on the print edition, in the hope that it will provide a useful blueprint for the online business in Britain. However, trustees of the Scott...
  • UK Guardian gives a platform to US Iraq vet who supports jihadist attacks on coalition forces

    04/18/2012 3:41:26 AM PDT · by sussex · 4 replies
    The Commentator ^ | Raheem Kassam
    I have my own concern about lack of remorse based on a recent Guardian Comment is Free article written by an Iraq War veteran who, as free as he walks, insists that what he did in Fallujah was ‘terrorism’ and writes openly in the Guardian, “I, too, support the right of Muslims to defend themselves against US troops, even if that means they have to kill them.” This shocking statement from Ross Caputi is the kind of dangerous nonsense from someone tied up with the Stop The War Coalition, who recently introduced Noam Chomsky at an event and who seems...
  • Massive terror exercise planned for metro area

    09/22/2011 3:52:47 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 17 replies · 2+ views
    FOX31 DENVER KDVR.com ^ | Thursday, September 22, 2011 | KDVR Staff
    Operation Mountain Guardian is a terrorism-based, full-scale emergency exercise scheduled to take place in numerous locations in the Denver metro area on Friday, September 23, 2011. The exercise will involve first responders from 81 different agencies**, will be conducted at ten separate locations and will include loud noises, simulated weapons, smoke, emergency vehicles and other equipment that will be audible and visible throughout the day. The purpose of this advisory is to provide information that can be disseminated to the public ahead of time to avoid confusion or concern on exercise day, as well as to invite media coverage of...
  • Guardian apology for Brown medical records story (Murdoch Witch Hunt walk-back begins)

    07/15/2011 11:12:55 AM PDT · by abb · 5 replies
    UK Press-Gazette ^ | July 15, 2011 | Dominic Ponsford
    The Guardian has apologised to The Sun fora front page report on Tuesday which stated that the paper had accessed the medical records of the infant son of former prime minister Gordon Brown. In a correction published on page 36 of today's paper, The Guardian admitted the mistake and apologised for the error. The Sun is now pursuing other news organisations which ran the story. The allegation that The Sun had hacked the medical records of Gordon Brown's infant son Fraser in 2006 led the news agenda and looked like being nearly as damaging for The Sun as allegations about...
  • UK Guardian’s Thatcher/Palin Story About As Reliable As Weiner’s First Press Conference

    06/07/2011 4:11:11 PM PDT · by sussex · 2 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 08/06/11 | The Aged P
    I wouldn’t put too much store by this bit of mischief making from lefty hack Nicholas Watt at the UK Guardian
  • Veteran Talkboards killed off by Guardian UK

    03/02/2011 12:58:09 PM PST · by MalPearce · 11 replies
    We know that the ending of the Guardian Unlimited Talkboards on Friday was an abrupt shock for the community that used them, and we are sorry for that. We didn't support them for over a decade lightly or casually, and we didn't close them suddenly in that vein either.
  • American Held in Pakistan Shootings Worked With the C.I.A.

    02/21/2011 12:00:37 PM PST · by lbryce · 27 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/22/world/asia/22pakistan.html?_r=1&hp&pagewanted=all ^ | FEbruary 21, 2011 | Mark Mazzetti, Ashley Parker, Jane Perlez and Eric Schmitt.
    Raymond A. Davis, center, is escorted to court by Pakistani security official in Lahore, Pakistan on Jan. 28, 2011. The American arrested in Pakistan after shooting two men at a crowded traffic stop was part of a covert, C.I.A.-led team of operatives conducting surveillance on militant groups deep inside the country, according to American government officials. Working from a safe house in the eastern city of Lahore, the detained American contractor, Raymond A. Davis, a retired Special Forces soldier, carried out scouting and other reconnaissance missions as a security officer for a Central Intelligence Agency task force of case...
  • What the Guardian won’t report: Al-Jazeera owned website, Muslim.net, celebrates human carnage

    12/04/2010 11:06:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    cif Watch ^ | 12/4/10 | staff
    Muslim.net, owned and operated by Aljazeera Publishing, published a series of posts about the fire raging through Northern Israel which can only be described as a celebration of the death, carnage, and misery caused by the blaze. Though the post is in Arabic, Google Translate, along with the grotesque imagery, provides sufficient context to conclude that the prose and accompanying photos indeed represent a celebration of the death of Jews. CiF Watch is posting this to highlight a fact that is painfully obvious to many – but is frequently ignored by those (like the Guardian) who are not capable of...
  • Wikileaks Releases U.S. Afghanistan War Files; Partners With NY Times, UK Guardian, Der Spiegel

    07/25/2010 2:51:21 PM PDT · by kristinn · 193 replies · 6+ views
    Sunday, July 25, 2010 | Kristinn
    Read reports on the files at:Der SpiegelThe New York TimesThe GuardianIntro by Der Spiegel:Close to 92,000 US documents have been uncovered that shed new light on the war in Afghanistan. In an unprecedented development, close to 92,000 classified documents pertaining to the war in Afghanistan have been leaked. SPIEGEL, the New York Times and the Guardian have analyzed the raft of mostly classified documents. They expose the true scale of the Western military deployment -- and the problems beleaguering Germany's Bundeswehr in the Hindu Kush. A total of 91,731 reports from United States military databanks relating to the war in...
  • Documents show media plotting to kill stories about Rev. Jeremiah Wright [Journolist]

    07/19/2010 11:32:30 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 185 replies · 5+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 20, 2010 | Jonathon Strong
    It was the moment of greatest peril for then-Sen. Barack Obama’s political career. In the heat of the presidential campaign, videos surfaced of Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, angrily denouncing whites, the U.S. government and America itself. Obama had once bragged of his closeness to Wright. Now the black nationalist preacher’s rhetoric was threatening to torpedo Obama’s campaign. The crisis reached a howling pitch in mid-April, 2008, at an ABC News debate moderated by Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos. Gibson asked Obama why it had taken him so long – nearly a year since Wright’s remarks became public –...
  • UK Guardian endorses Lib Dems “Chattering classes of the world unite"

    05/01/2010 1:09:30 PM PDT · by sussex · 4 replies · 172+ views
    The Aged P. com ^ | 01/05/10 | The Aged P
    Sorry, Guardianistas, but your declaration succinctly encapsulates every reason why I would rather shove my hands into a wasps nest than vote Liberal Democrat….
  • New UN Proposal – Put ‘Ecocide’ and ‘Deniers’ on Par With ‘Genocide’ and ‘Crimes Against Humanity’

    04/12/2010 4:49:52 PM PDT · by 198ml · 11 replies · 293+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 04/12/10 | Anthony Kang
    Britain's left-of-center daily - "The Guardian" - has reported that former international environmental lawyer Polly Higgins has launched a new campaign urging the United Nations and the International Criminal Court to deem environmental damage on par with genocide and crimes against humanity in international courts. "Supporters of a new ecocide law also believe it could be used to prosecute ‘climate deniers' who distort science and facts to discourage voters and politicians from taking action to tackle global warming and climate change," Juliette Jowit, "Guardian's" environmental editor wrote April 9. "Higgins makes her case for ecocide to join that list with...
  • Green think tank tells environmentalists: Leave climate change science behind

    03/30/2010 5:08:24 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 42 replies · 898+ views
    The Hill ^ | March 29, 2010 | Roger F. Gay
    Leaders of a contrarian environmental think tank, The Breakthrough Institute, have a way to get beyond the climate science wars: Break the link between global warming research and the push for low-carbon energy. Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger, in a new essay in Yale Environment 360, argue that environmentalists are too eager to link natural disasters and dangerous weather to man-made climate change. They say this is a losing hand that has been made even weaker by the furor over the now-infamous hacked climate science emails, and controversy surrounding the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.They write: Climate science,...
  • Global Warming : Guardian Admits to Publishing Propaganda

    03/28/2010 3:37:58 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 24 replies · 1,239+ views
    MensNewsDaily.com ^ | March 28, 2010 | Roger F. Gay
    It is well-known that RealClimate.org is one of the premier websites for global warming scare-mongering. For more than six years, several of the most infamous characters in the global scandal have pumped out politically laden junk science articles attacking “skeptics” and offering model arguments and defenses for the propaganda effort. The bloggers at RealClimate.org are difficult to satisfy. They play a high pressure game and do not tolerate dissent. They are drowning in their own self-destructive, well over the top nature, and from the looks of it may take many of their followers with them when they finally unceremoniously...
  • GUARDIAN READERS HOPE BLACK PALIN SUPPORTER IS ATTACKED MORE OFTEN….

    12/15/2009 3:15:19 PM PST · by sussex · 10 replies · 885+ views
    The Aged P ^ | 15/12/09 | The Aged P
    Good. She deserved it. I hope it happens to her again. And again. And every time she sticks her stupid head up in support of a neonazi thug.
  • Our man at Bilderberg: They're watching and following me, I tell you

    05/15/2009 11:09:56 AM PDT · by BGHater · 17 replies · 1,037+ views
    Guardian ^ | 15 May 2009 | Charlie Skelton
    Charlie Skelton is now being followed by the police and still hasn't done much more than eat a club sandwich. Global secret cabals have no sense of humour. Now I've got too much to report. I'll talk later about the strange secret circus of limousines, blacked-out windows,sirens,helicopters. No time to relate being detained for a SECOND time, for the crime of being half a mile from the Bilderberg hotel gates trying to take "arty" photographs of limousine wheels as they whisked past. Doing so little wrong that I was doing it while standing next to three policemen who were fine...
  • Bush's Willing Torturers (legal Opinions Were Merely Retroactive Cover)

    04/23/2009 11:00:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 871+ views
    Guardian ^ | Thursday 23 April 2009 | Ken Gude
    We now know that legal opinions were merely retroactive cover. The Bush administration's first instinct was towards abuseThe more we learn about the Bush administration torture regime the worse it gets. The Senate intelligence committee report released Wednesday outlines specific torture techniques that were in place long before lawyers in the justice department had given the programme its legal imprimatur. The Bush administration layered one faulty assumption on top of another to reach a staggering level of incompetence. But stupidity alone cannot sufficiently explain how the United States became a torturing nation. Rather, an enthusiasm for brutality led the US...
  • Where is the new JFK we expected? He's stuck in a rut with Gordon Brown

    04/01/2009 5:24:26 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 12 replies · 844+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 4/1/2009 | Jonathan Freedland
    Someone tore up the script. Here's how it was meant to go. Barack Obama was supposed to sweep into Europe on his first major trip abroad as the new JFK, greeted by adoring fans moistly waving little American flags. His progress would be part celebrity world tour, part celebration of the end of the Bush era. A needy Gordon Brown would bask in the Obama glow, hoping its rays would improve his own deathly pallor. Meanwhile, the rest of Europe's leaders would fall to their knees, humbly agreeing to any request made by the visiting emperor, mindful that in a...
  • Guardian obituary : Nizar Rayan (MEGA HURL ALERT)

    01/05/2009 10:00:32 AM PST · by DFG · 15 replies · 609+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 01/03/09 | Trevor Mostyn
    Nizar Rayan, who was assassinated on Thursday in Gaza by a bomb dropped from an Israeli warplane, was a man of the street, but also considered one of Hamas's top five decision-makers. Many considered the 49-year-old as more significant than the Hamas prime minister in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, and indeed other key leaders such as Mahmoud Zahar.
  • Obama staff had no corrupt contact with embattled governor, report says

    12/24/2008 12:58:00 AM PST · by PasorBob · 43 replies · 1,322+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 23 December | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Craig's assertions that the transition team was unaware of Blagojevich's efforts to sell off Obama's old seat do not correspond to the transcripts of wiretapped conversations released by the FBI two weeks ago in which the governor repeatedly swears and expresses frustration in his attempts to strike a deal on the Senate seat.
  • The oxygen crisis

    08/16/2008 3:35:25 PM PDT · by gridlock · 53 replies · 178+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8/13/08 | Peter Tatchell
    The rise in carbon dioxide emissions is big news. It is prompting action to reverse global warming. But little or no attention is being paid to the long-term fall in oxygen concentrations and its knock-on effects. Compared to prehistoric times, the level of oxygen in the earth's atmosphere has declined by over a third and in polluted cities the decline may be more than 50%. (snip) In the 20th century, humanity has pumped increasing amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by burning the carbon stored in coal, petroleum and natural gas. In the process, we've also been consuming oxygen...
  • OF GUARDIAN ANGELS AND THE ROLE THEY PLAY NOT JUST ON EARTH BUT IN PURGATORY [Catholic Caucus]

    08/13/2008 8:35:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 1,186+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | August 13, 2008 | Susan Tassone
    From the time of our birth, God has graced us with a faithful companion, appointed guardian and guide: our dear guardian angel.  Angels are spiritual beings who are constantly in God’s Presence, singing praises to Our Creator.  Angels serve as Divine messengers, bringing God’s Will and Word to all humanity. Although we are unable to see them they are there ready to protect and watch over us at God’s command. The Doctors of the Church teach that the guardianship of the holy angels over men only terminates at the souls’ entrance into Heaven. Some mystics have asserted that it extends to...
  • Georgian conflict leaves west reeling and Russia walking tall

    08/12/2008 6:47:40 PM PDT · by a_Turk · 45 replies · 220+ views
    Guardian ^ | 8/12/2008 | Ian Traynor, Ian Black
    The Kremlin's decision today to call a halt to its five-day assault on Georgia leaves Russia calling the shots in the energy-rich Black Sea littoral and Caspian basin. (Snip...) Nato and the EU The Russians see the Caucasus test as a zero-sum game and have won. That means lose-lose for the west. A key objective for Putin was to destabilise Georgia to invalidate its aim of joining Nato. He may have succeeded. The Americans suffered a rare defeat in April at a Nato summit when George Bush argued strongly for starting Georgia towards alliance membership and was defeated by Angela...