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  • Russian soldiers VK-page (Russian Facebook) shows RUSSIA is shelling Ukraine with heavy artillery

    07/23/2014 6:01:58 PM PDT · by lodi90 · 17 replies
    Ukraine@War ^ | 7/23/2014 | Ukraine@War
    Valdimir Petrov found evidence of a Russian artillery unit shelling Ukrainian positions from Russian territory, because a soldier from this unit is posting photos on his VKontakte page (the Russian Facebook). Or course immediately after discovering this, his page has been deleted. But the info is still here:
  • Colorado Baker Appeals Gay 'Re-Education' Order

    07/18/2014 5:40:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies
    CBN News ^ | 7/18/2014
    A Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple is appealing a "re-education" order from the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.The order requires cake artist Jack Phillips to create wedding cakes for gay couples and to re-educate his staff that the state's Anti-Discrimination Act means artists must endorse all views.It also requires him to file quarterly compliance reports for two years.According to Phillips' attorneys at Alliance Defending Freedom, the reports must include the number of patrons that Phillips declines to serve, along with the reason.The order stems from a 2012 incident in which Phillips refused a...
  • Nicholas Eberstadt: Time for the 'Never Agains' on North Korea

    02/19/2014 12:31:52 PM PST · by mojito · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | 2/18/2014 | Nicholas Eberstadt
    In the past there were excuses for those inclined to ignore or deny the horrors the Democratic People's Republic of Korea routinely visits upon its subjects. Defectors have an ax to grind, we were told. American intelligence is making up stories, and Pyongyang's foreign enemies stand to profit from these tales. There is nowhere for North Korea's apologists to hide now. The 200,000-word, nearly 400-page report released Monday by the "commission of inquiry" for the United Nations Human Rights Council, led by the Australian jurist Michael Kirby, in effect presents the world with the black book on North Korean communism....
  • Assembly bill would require every child in public school to get a psychological test to make sure...

    02/07/2014 11:19:35 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 71 replies
    WHEC TV ^ | 02/06/2014 5:58 PM | WHEC TV
    Would you let your child be tested like this? There is now a bill in the New York State Assembly that would require every child in public school to have a psychological examination before they could go to school
  • Reading "GULAG: A HISTORY"

    12/01/2013 8:12:00 PM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 12 replies
    It's by Anne Applebaum. It said that Lenin saw common criminals(thieves, pickpockets, murderers) as potential allies. He blamed the 'exploitation of the masses' where removal of the exploiters would curb the excesses and crime. I think that this is why the Left is always standing up for the illegals, the sucker punchers, the felon vote-u name it. They will use them and THEN deal with them their way. They're sick.
  • The Left learns a lesson

    10/31/2013 9:14:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/31/13 | Emma Karlin
    Every so often the Left gets a rude reminder that America is where freedom lives and not the “oppressive” gulag they believe it to be. The Left, both here and abroad, is finally beginning to feel what it is like to be abandoned by their powerful friends. They are feeling the sting of reality. The “safety net” supplied by their powerful friends, which once extended around the world, is tearing apart especially in Russia their old capital where Vladimir Putin has shown he doesn’t care about political correctness or a critical media. A group of self-styled Greenpeace warriors determined “to...
  • Sean Penn: 'Good Idea' to Have Ted Cruz Committed for Mental Health Problems

    10/29/2013 6:35:05 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 64 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/29/2013 | Susan Jones
    "There's a mental health problem in Congress," says actor and liberal activist Sean Penn. The president could solve the problem "by committing them by executive order," Penn told CNN's Piers Morgan Monday night.Asked if Penn would have "people like Ted Cruz" committed, Penn said, "He is my American brother. I won't -- I think we should take care of him, he is in, he's the trouble.""Well, actually have him committed," Morgan followed up."Yeah, I think it's a good idea," Penn said.
  • Inside: Russias Toughest Prisons

    06/30/2013 12:38:00 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 21 replies
  • They Endured the Communist Terror

    03/03/2013 11:18:09 AM PST · by annalex · 29 replies
    Der Tagesspiegel ^ | February 28, 2013 | Horst Schüler
    Nazism and Communism They Endured the Communist Terror by Horst Schüler    Place of horror. A Soviet prison camp in the Vorkuta region. Our author Horst student had there for four years, forced to work - PHOTO:. PICTURE-ALLIANCE / AKG-IMAGES / A contribution to the controversy over the memory of the victims of Nazism and Stalinism: Horst Schüler responds to the historian Wolfgang Benz. The former director of the Berlin Center for Research on Antisemitism Wolfgang Benz has recently published in Tagesspiegel about the dispute over the right of interpretation of the crimes of the Nazi dictatorship and communist regimes....
  • (Freedom of Choice, Comrades!) North Koreans Allowed to Choose from 28 State-Approved Haircuts

    03/03/2013 10:45:18 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    WantChinaTimes.com ^ | 2013-02-23 | Maggie Kuo and Charlie Storrar
    Capita list: North Korea approves 28 model socialist hairstyles It's not just nuclear weapons proliferating on the Korean peninsula these days. In a move that for once is not considered a threat to regional and global security, the North Korean government has recommended a relatively generous range of 28 hairstyles for its citizens, claiming that they are "the most comfortable" styles and capable of warding off the corrupting effects of capitalism, according to ifeng.com, a news website run by Hong Kong's Phoenix TV network. Pictures can be seen on the walls of hair salons around the country showing the approved...
  • Stick to your guns--no matter what!

    01/14/2013 4:57:30 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 27 replies
    Western Rifles Shooters Association ^ | January 13, 2013 | Matt Bracken
    Stick to your guns–no matter what! by Matt Bracken, January 2013 If a firearm was legal in 2012, under the 2nd Amendment it’s still legal in 2013 and it will be legal forever, no matter what so-called “executive orders” are handed down or new “laws” are passed by a panicking Congress. Those who say otherwise are liars and traitors and oath breakers and domestic enemies. If they come to take away your guns by force, they have declared war on the Constitution, and on you. At that point, war is joined, just as it was during another famous gun confiscation...
  • MORE Reasons We're Not Forking-Over Our Guns to a Government That Just Bought 1.4B Rounds of Ammo...

    01/09/2013 2:30:33 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 29 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    You didn't hear about all that? Plenty more cause-to-suspect the intentions of this vile regime where that came from, and do keep in mind that the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution was intended to protect the populace from the actions of a tyrannical government-it wasn't meant for hunting, or even stopping stage-coach robberies- it's there primarily to defend Liberty from precisely the type of megalomaniacal leaders we find ourselves saddled with today... Powerful CA Senator Diane Feinstein has come right-out and stated her end-goal as confiscation of ALL guns in this country... President Obama has twice called for a 'Civilian National Security Force'...
  • Dear Mr. Security Agent: A letter to law enforcement

    01/07/2013 6:54:35 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 227 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | January 7, 2013 | Matt Bracken
    Dear Mr. Security Agent, Federal, state, or local. You, the man or woman with the badge, the sworn LEO or FLEA and those who inhabit the many law enforcement niches in between and on all sides. This essay is directed to you, because in the end, how this turmoil about gun control turns out will depend largely upon your decisions and actions over the coming months and years. I sincerely wish that members of Congress—who may soon be voting on new gun control measures—would read this essay, but I realize that’s a pipe dream, considering the impenetrable bubbles around those...
  • Halloween decorations carry haunting message of forced labor

    12/24/2012 2:03:16 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | December 23, 2012 at 9:00 AM, updated December 23, 2012 at 10:56 PM | Rachel Stark,
    Keith, a 42-year-old vehicle donation manager at a southeast Portland Goodwill, at one point considered donating the unopened $29.99 Kmart graveyard kit. It was one of those accumulated items you never need and easily forget. But on a Sunday afternoon in October, Keith pulled the orange and black box from storage. She intended to decorate her home in Damascus for her daughter's fifth birthday, just days before Halloween. [?] That's when Keith found it. Scribbled onto paper and onto paper and folded into eighths, the letter was tucked between two Styrofoam headstones.
  • East Germany's STASI Sold Citizens to Western Pharmaceutical Companies as Human Guinea Pigs

    12/04/2012 12:21:03 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 December 2012 | Allan Hall
    East Germany's secret police sold citizens to western pharmaceutical companies to use as human guinea pigs in drug trials • Tens of thousands tested with experimental drugs not approved in the West • One study of a drug for heart conditions saw six out of 17 patients die • Sinister practice exposed in disturbing new Germany documentary Former Communist East Germany secretly sold its citizens to western pharmaceutical companies to use as human guinea pigs in drug trials. Tens of thousands of sick people in the former German Democratic Republic were treated with medicines not approved in the West to...
  • What Will Happen If President Obama Is Not Reelected?

    10/30/2012 6:07:07 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 7 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 10/30/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    Comrades, If President Obama is not reelected, we will not be able to enjoy a free trip to Mother Russia,  who will  supply us with  a beautiful place to live with plenty of sheep and abundant snow. And Not Be Able To Enjoy The Great Fellowship In Rustic Lodge With Broheims Nice Scenic Train Ride To Camp, Comrades Plenty Of Exercise For Fellow Travelers Cozy Resting Place  Free Uniforms For Communist Party Members Free Reading Material During Leisure Times Pinup Posters For Wall Decoration In Living Quarters And Worse Of All Comrades - We Will Not Get Free Education At Reeducation Camp To Learn...
  • First-offense wood burners: Go to smoke class (Calif Prog Re-education)

    10/27/2012 12:57:53 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 57 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 10/25/12 | Denis Cuff
    Light a fire on a bad air day and you may be going to smoke school -- or pay a $100 fine if you refuse. The Bay Area's air pollution district is getting tougher this year on scofflaws, violators of its four-year-old rule banning home or business owners from burning wood fires in chimneys and stoves during Spare the Air alerts. First-time violators used to get off with a written warning, but they won't anymore. Effective Nov. 1, when the cold weather Spare the Air season begins, first-time offenders will be required to take a class online or read written...
  • Obama: 'You Belong to Me'

    09/26/2012 5:58:37 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/26/2012 | Jeffrey Folks
    Liberals have never answered the question: what of those who do not choose to join in a "common end" that government has chosen for them? What of those who refuse to "belong to government"? These unfortunate souls must be dealt with, as Obama's departments and agencies are dealing with them: by silencing them, litigating against them, jailing them, and ruining their businesses and reputations. Those tactics, and more, were exactly what European leftists from Mussolini to Stalin resorted to. Obama's tactics include his continual attacks on the opposition for what he calls "partisan bickering" -- a charge he repeated on...
  • The post-war crimes of the Allies

    06/11/2012 2:29:57 PM PDT · by .454Puma · 22 replies
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 06/11/2012 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    This is the story about the forced deportation of hundred of thousands of Cossacks from Western Europe (and according to some witnesses even from the US) to face execution squads and death in extermination camps in Stalin's USSR.
  • Russia Announces Plans For Zombie Gun, Prepare Your Bunkers

    04/07/2012 5:23:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    DVICE ^ | April 6, 2012 | Eileen Marable
    Russia announces plans for zombie gun, prepare your bunkers Memories of the cold war have been raised from the dead this week with the confirmation from Russian officials they are testing an energy gun that would essentially turn people into zombies. The "psychotronic" gun would not only inflict pain but also attack the central nervous system leaving enemies scrambled. The weapon, which is said to use electromagnetic radiation, was announced by Russian defense minister Anatoly Serdyukov and was confirmed by Russian Prime Minister and President-elect Vladimir Putin. It has apparently in some form been tested for crowd control. If this...
  • Political Evils and Utopian Seductions

    04/03/2012 11:22:47 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 10 replies
    The Future of Freedom Foundation ^ | August 1994 | Richard M. Ebeling
    Without question, one of the most moving and disturbing movies of the last several years has been Steven Spielberg's film, Schindler's List. Wrapped in a fascinating story about one German businessman's successful attempt to save 1,100 Jews from the Nazi extermination machine is a visual style that captures more clearly the cold brutality of Hitler's National Socialist totalitarianism than practically any documentary produced since the end of the Second World War. A colleague of mine at Hillsdale College, who spent time in the Jewish Ghetto in Kaunas, Lithuania, as a young boy during the war, told me that no film...
  • Born in the Gulag: Why a North Korean Boy Sent His Own Mother to Her Death

    03/29/2012 11:39:24 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 03/28/12 | Blaine Harden
    Born in the Gulag: Why a North Korean Boy Sent His Own Mother to Her Death By Blaine Harden Mar 28 2012, 7:01 AM ET84 Life inside North Korea's Camp 14 so twisted 13-year-old Shin In Geun that he betrayed his mother and only brother. Nine years after watching his mother's hanging, Shin In Geun squirmed through the electric fence that surrounds Camp 14 and ran off through the snow into the North Korean wilderness. It was January 2, 2005. Before then, no one born in a North Korean political prison camp had ever escaped. As far as can be...
  • Welcome to Obama's USSA

    03/14/2012 4:54:45 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 16 replies
    CleanTV ^ | 3-14-12 | CleanTV
    Video transcript: Welcome to the gulag, comrade. Four years ago, candidate Barack Obama promised "change" to the American people. So, how is that working out for you? If you value your freedoms and the US Constitution, the answer has to be 'Not so well." Last week, Obama quietly signed into law his latest "goose step" down the slippery slope to iron fisted, police-state, tyranny. Sadly, Texas Congressman Ron Paul was one of only two House members voting against HR 347, the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011. Neatly tucked away into the bill is a nasty provision...
  • Chicago's Cardinal Warns Of An ObamaCare Gulag

    02/28/2012 7:28:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business ^ | 2/28/12 | Staff
    First Amendment: The ex-head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops compares the administration take on freedom of worship to the Soviet Union's and says its contraceptive mandate will force church hospitals to close. On the first Sunday of Lent, Chicago's Francis Cardinal George issued his version of the letter issued by the USCCB he recently led. It shredded assurances by the administration that things could be worked out so that religious freedom would not be impaired and painted a bleak future that just might be the administration's intent. Going a bit further than his peers
  • NDAA, AKA 'Indefinite Citizen Imprisonment w/o Trial Act' is still open to veto

    12/25/2011 8:13:13 AM PST · by VaConstitution · 44 replies
    TeaPartyConstitutionalists ^ | 12/24/2011 | Russell Davis publisher of the 'Journal of Constitutional Reset from Virginia'
    The 'engrossed' NDAA, AKA 'Indefinite Citizen Imprisonment w/o Trial Act' has apparently not been signed by BHO yet (  http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/pending-legislation   ).   The offending portions are still in place.    While there is still time, Please ask BHO  to veto the H.R.1540 AKA NDAA & 'Indefinite Citizen Imprisonment w/o Trial Act'   legislation for cause of its provisions not pursuant to our US Constitution in :"Subtitle D. SEC. 1021 (c)(1)Detention under the law of war without trial until the end of the hostilities authorized by the Authorization for the Use of Military Force"where covered persons are defined by the administration's assignment of guilty status not by properly sufficient evidence in a proper civilian court...
  • Russians print new info linked to Raoul Wallenberg

    07/31/2011 6:02:31 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7/31/2011 | ARTHUR MAX
    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Russian archivists have published new material from a German officer imprisoned after World War II who shared a cell with Raoul Wallenberg, the missing Swedish diplomat credited with rescuing tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews. Publication of the statements from Willy Roedel came as a surprise since the Russians had previously denied they existed, say two independent scholars who have researched the Wallenberg mystery for decades, in a paper released Monday. That raises suspicions that Moscow may be withholding information which could help solve the 66-year-old puzzle of Wallenberg's arrest and disappearance in the gulag, the vast...
  • title:Video: SWAT team raids house over … unpaid student loans

    06/08/2011 10:52:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 06/08/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Via JWF and Reason, we now present this instructional video from the Department of Education. Now that the government has for all practical pruposes nationalized the student-loan industry, the DoE would like to educate recipients on new loan-collection processes. The banks used to send bill collectors and file claims in court, but the Obama administration doesn’t like those kind of harsh private-sector measures to retrieve lost capital. Instead, they’ll send a SWAT team to kick in your door and frighten your children — even if you don’t live with them anymore: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Kenneth Wright does...
  • SWAT Team Raids Man's Home Over Student Loans

    06/08/2011 8:54:30 AM PDT · by RIghtwardHo · 92 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 6-8-2011 | RightwardHo
    "Kenneth Wright does not have a criminal record and he had no reason to believe a S.W.A.T team would be breaking down his door at 6 a.m. on Tuesday."
  • Bush’s ‘Gulag’ Now Acceptable

    11/24/2010 7:59:20 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 11/24/2010 | L Brent Bozell III
    Our liberal scribes and pundits savaged the Bush administration as being a privacy-shredding, terrorist-suspect-abusing tyranny on the march. Now that President Obama is in charge, they lamely suggest that “the government” has failed, but with no president’s name attached in the blame game.For years, the media insisted that the terrorist holding pen at Guantanamo was a horrific stain on our global reputation. It was a “cancer” (CBS’s Bob Schieffer) and the networks uncritically aired Amnesty International quacks denouncing it as “the gulag of our times.” Any denunciation had the words “Bush” and “Cheney” inexorably attached.But now the outrage has died,...
  • American author Anne Applebaum given police guard after car blows up

    12/06/2009 2:08:20 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 11 replies · 969+ views
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/ ^ | 12/6/9 | Roger Boyes
    The American author Anne Applebaum, wife of Radoslaw Sikorski, the Polish Foreign Minister, has been given special police protection after the engine of her jeep exploded in as yet unexplained circumstances. Ms Applebaum, 45, author of a Pulitzer prize-winning history of the Soviet Gulag, was driving through the Jozefow suburb of Warsaw on Saturday when she heard a strange noise in her car and got out to investigate. Shortly afterwards the engine blew up. She was unharmed.
  • Highest Authority in N. Korea Authorizes Firing On All Citizens Attempting to Leave By China (VIDEO)

    12/05/2009 4:53:53 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 68 replies · 3,887+ views
    JNN News (Television) from Japan ^ | 6 December 2009 | AmericanInTokyo
    This is a short video clip of the top news from the major Japanese JNN Network today. The link is to a Japanese news page on Yahoo!Japan; one just needs to click the arrow to stream the report.Before streaming, please note:-Not all PC/Mac systems can stream the video but most can.-The video may be up for only a few more hours. Then (usually) the links go down. Please see while you can.-You may need to have Microsoft Silverlight installed on your machine.The horrid news report about North Korea, in Japanese, is HERE.And HERE is a clip of what the...
  • N. Korea: Hell on Earth

    10/24/2009 9:44:54 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies · 1,214+ views
    Economist ^ | 10/22/09
    Hell on Earth Oct 22nd 2009 The West still turns a blind eye to the world's most brutal and systematic abuse of human rights A SPRAWLING encampment of think-tankers, academics, hacks and policymakers earns a living outside North Korea’s walls. They pick over its nuclear intentions and the prospects for the diplomatic dance known as the six-party process, which is meant to persuade North Korea to give up its nukes for cash and security guarantees. The encampment needs something to live on. Since North Korea declared the six-party talks dead in the spring, scraps have been meagre. So the North’s...
  • Russian historian arrested in clampdown on Stalin era

    10/15/2009 1:43:11 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 26 replies · 1,400+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | October 15, 2009
    A Russian historian investigating the fate of Germans imprisoned in the Soviet Union during the second world war has been arrested, in the latest apparent clampdown on historical research into the Stalin era by the Russian authorities. Mikhail Suprun was detained last month by officers from Russia's security services. They searched his apartment and carried off his entire personal archive. He has now been charged with violating privacy laws and, if convicted, faces up to four years in jail. Suprun had been researching Germans sent to Russia's Arctic gulags. A professor of history at Arkhangelsk's Pomorskiy university, his study included...
  • Ling and Lee: Let's Remember Why They are There

    06/09/2009 11:26:29 AM PDT · by CMoran325 · 10 replies · 759+ views
    Clearly Nebulous ^ | June 9, 2009 | Colette Moran
    Some of those in conservative circles predicted chirping crickets from the liberals regarding the incarceration of Laura Ling and Euna Lee by the North Korean government. They made snide remarks that the libs cared more about foreign terrorists being pampered by the U.S. than two Americans being sentenced to 12 years of hard labor for unspecified crimes.Thankfully, this is not true, and it seems that there is bipartisan support for the immediate release of these two women. But the question will be, how will the current administration handle the situation? As Gotham Chopra wrote on the Huffington Post:"Considering the unprecedented stakes and...
  • Obama and his Gulag Security Force (vanity)

    04/12/2009 3:48:45 PM PDT · by NoobRep · 24 replies · 1,559+ views
    4/12/09 | Self
    So about the Homeland Security Document created last week talking about "Rightwing Extremists" and their alleged threat... Why in the hell would they even use the term Rightwing? Why are they introducing a political slant into this equation? Extremist groups are extremist groups, period. Is there a document that analyzes the threat from leftwing extremists? Here is the definition on the HSA bulletin of what Rightwing Extremism is: "Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those...
  • Kaliningrad commemorates heroes of Koenigsberg liberation in 1945

    04/11/2009 12:46:35 PM PDT · by pobeda1945 · 24 replies · 1,993+ views
    ITAR-TASS ^ | 09.04.2009, 18.20
    KALININGRAD, April 9 (Itar-Tass) -- Kaliningrad hosts ceremonial events dedicated to the 64th anniversary of the heroic storming operation of the Koenigsberg city-fortress by the Soviet troops. On April 9, 1945, during the Eastern Prussian offensive operation of the Soviet troops the forces of the 3rd Belarussian front under the command of Marshall of the Soviet Union Alexander Vasilevsky after a 4-day fierce battle routed the 130,000-strong group of the fascist troops and liberated the Koenigsberg city-fortress that was considered as an unassailable stronghold in Eastern Prussia. The storm of Koenigsberg made the victory over the Hitler Germany closer, as...
  • The lingering stench: airing Stalin’s archives

    04/03/2009 6:20:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 55 replies · 1,991+ views
    The New Criterion ^ | March 2009 | Gary Saul Morson
    Inside the Stalin Archives by Jonathan Brent. As he wanders through the streets of St. Petersburg contemplating murder, the hero of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment notices “that special Petersburg stench” which seems to be everywhere. Somehow, that stench constitutes the atmosphere in which lethal and repulsive ideas arise.When Jonathan Brent arrived in Moscow, he detected the same stench. It was 1992, just after the fall of the Soviet Union, and Brent seized a unique opportunity that, if not for him, would doubtless have been missed. He came to negotiate a deal to publish sensitive and secret documents from the Central...
  • Dalai Lama: China Has Created 'Hell on Earth' in Tibet

    03/10/2009 5:38:13 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 40 replies · 1,156+ views
    Fox ^ | 3/10/2009 | Fox
    DHARMSALA, India — Chinese rule in Tibet has created a "hell on earth" that has caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Tibetans, the Dalai Lama said Tuesday in a speech to mark the 50th anniversary of the failed uprising that sent him into exile. Speaking to thousands of supporters, the Tibetan spiritual leader said Chinese martial law, and hard-line policies such as the Cultural Revolution, had devastated the Himalayan region. "These thrust Tibetans into such depths of suffering and hardship that they literally experienced hell on earth," he said in this Indian hill town, where he and the...
  • President Obama seeks Russia deal to slash nuclear weapons

    02/03/2009 7:29:03 PM PST · by CalifScreaming · 105 replies · 3,663+ views
    Times Online ^ | Feb 4, 2009 | Tim Reid
    President Obama will convene the most ambitious arms reduction talks with Russia for a generation, aiming to slash each country’s stockpile of nuclear weapons by 80 per cent. The radical treaty would cut the number of nuclear warheads to 1,000 each, The Times has learnt. Key to the initiative is a review of the Bush Administration’s plan for a US missile defence shield in Eastern Europe, a project fiercely opposed by Moscow. Mr Obama is to establish a non-proliferation office at the White House to oversee the talks, expected to be headed by Gary Samore, a non-proliferation negotiator in the...
  • Patriot Perspective. Sixty Million Armed Patriots....and Counting

    01/30/2009 10:17:04 AM PST · by o_zarkman44 · 63 replies · 2,233+ views
    Patroit Post | 1/30/2009 | Mark Alexander
    Friday Digest Vol. 09 No. 04 30 January 2009 THE FOUNDATION "A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed." --Second Amendment, United States Constitution PATRIOT PERSPECTIVE Sixty million armed Patriots ... and counting By Mark Alexander By now, you've probably heard that large sectors of the U.S. economy have collapsed, consumer confidence is at a historic low, Democrats control the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government, and they're poised to print "bailout and infrastructure" money on the theory of "trickle...
  • Pelosi Statement on Mental Health Parity Legislation Being Signed into Law

    10/03/2008 4:18:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies · 641+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 10/3/2008
    WASHINGTON, Oct 03, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the Mental Health Parity legislation that was approved by the House and signed into law today: "Today, the House acted in a bipartisan way to pass the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act with the aim of addressing the challenges felt by Americans on Main Street. "Among those many challenges is the fact that almost every American family has to grapple with mental illness at some point. "By including the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act in this essential...
  • Socialized Medicine: How would you argue against? (vanity)

    11/02/2008 1:15:52 PM PST · by RangerM · 74 replies · 1,486+ views
    We all know the potential horrors if Socialized Medicine were ever made a reality in this country, but to someone who only sees the good, and none of the bad, it is difficult for them to see the truth. In my discussion with a liberal friend I was having difficulty describing a parallel. We all can provide stories of long wait times, and lack of care experienced in other countries, but the answer always seems to be, "America will do it better". My point is that when a person has no responsibility to bear the costs of healthcare, he will...
  • Obama supporter favors "deprogramming right-wingnuts"

    10/09/2008 6:27:59 AM PDT · by dascallie · 81 replies · 2,923+ views
    From Hillary Clinton Forum Yesterday, 09:44 PM Maddie Kaddison New Member = <100 Posts Join Date: Sep 2008 Posts: 99 Poster Rank: #454 Obama's supporters scare me. Here is a comment I just read from this story (the story that Dean Reynolds of CBS wrote about Obama's "stinky" plane etc): Quote: I support Obama, but I disagree on some major issues. One is that we need to use major authoritarian measures against wingnuts and theocrats to save this country. That in particular includes deprogramming institutions and a Gitmo like camp to deal with the worst wingnuts. These people should be...
  • Denver Secret Prison for Democratic Convention

    08/18/2008 9:54:14 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies · 694+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | August 18, 2008 | Jim Meyers
    Denver is preparing for possible mass arrests of protesters during the Democratic Convention by turning a warehouse into a makeshift holding facility. The holding center, on city property, has cells formed from chain-link fences and barbed wire, with security cameras on the outside, station KUSA in Denver reported. Glenn Spagnuolo and other activists gathered outside the facility to protest the city’s plan to use it as a processing center for people arrested outside the convention. “We feel the city should be ashamed of this secret prison they’ve set up,” Spagnuolo said.
  • Once, the bravest man in the world

    08/05/2008 5:25:39 PM PDT · by xp38 · 26 replies · 241+ views
    The National Post ^ | August 5th 2008 | Robert Fulford
    In 1949 a publication of the Soviet Academy of Sciences carried an item about a bizarre incident that occurred during excavations near the Kolyma River in the gold-mining region of northeastern Siberia. A subterranean stream was discovered, frozen long ago, containing fish and salamanders tens of thousands of years old. They were so well preserved that the men who discovered the stream broke open the ice and ate them. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who died on Sunday at the age of 89, managed somehow to read that piece.
  • Alexander Solzhenitsyn dies aged 89

    08/03/2008 2:40:29 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 155 replies · 1,067+ views
    Monsters and Critics ^ | 3rd August 2008 | Monsters and Critics
    'Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the Nobel prize winner for literature who was exiled from the Soviet Union and graphically portrayed life in Soviet labour camps, was dead at age 89, the news agency Interfax reported early Monday. The agency quoted literary circles in the Russian capital. The world famous writer and historian had not been seen in public for months. He died from the aftermath of a stroke, according to unconfirmed information.'
  • Michelle Obama is fair game

    05/25/2008 2:36:43 AM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 48 replies · 236+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 5/25/08 | Jeff Jacoby
    ON THE website of the Tennessee Republican Party is a short video in which residents of Nashville talk about the pride they feel for their country. One man, for example, mentions his esteem for the First and Second Amendments. A Vanderbilt graduate student says he was proud when Ronald Reagan told Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall - "and I was prouder when it came down." A young professional woman extols the "academic and job opportunities that women have in this country." A police officer named Juan says he is proud of having immigrated to the United States,...
  • Solzhenitsyn battles illness to complete final volumes (greatest living author of freedom)

    04/27/2008 11:13:22 AM PDT · by eleni121 · 25 replies · 227+ views
    Guardian.co.UK ^ | April 6, 2008 | The Observer
    Russia's greatest living novelist, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, is working feverishly to complete his collected works and is writing every day despite failing health, a missing vertebra and being unable to walk, his wife, Natalia, revealed yesterday.
  • Shuster Suspended For "Pimped Out" Comment

    02/08/2008 1:09:44 PM PST · by Sleeping Freeper · 205 replies · 1,087+ views
    NBC NEWS STATEMENT REGARDING CHELSEA CLINTON COMMENT: On Thursday's "Tucker" on MSNBC, David Shuster, who was serving as guest-host of the program, made a comment about Chelsea Clinton and the Clinton campaign that was irresponsible and inappropriate. Shuster, who apologized this morning on MSNBC and will again this evening, has been suspended from appearing on all NBC News broadcasts, other than to make his apology. He has also extended an apology to the Clinton family. NBC News takes these matters seriously, and offers our sincere regrets to the Clintons for the remarks.
  • UN Says Islam Should Not Be Blamed for Terrorism

    11/27/2007 2:58:47 PM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies · 260+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 24 Nov 2007 | John Semmens
    The United Nations’ “Terrorism: Dimensions, Threats and Countermeasures” conference in Tunis concluded that Islam should not be blamed for terror carried out in its name. “The UN did not blame communism for the Soviet gulags or the genocide in Cambodia,” observed conference chairman Abdullah al-Ibi of Saudi Arabia. “Yet, one can find language in the sacred manifestos written by its founder that could be interpreted as granting license for murder and mayhem. If communism gets a pass, so must Islam.” Ibi suggested that “attempts to point the finger of blame will be self-defeating” and that the West “would be better...