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  • House panel: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack

    08/02/2014 7:02:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 147 replies
    SFGate ^ | 3:53 pm, Friday, August 1, 2014 | Carolyn Lockhead
    The House Intelligence Committee, led by Republicans, has concluded that there was no deliberate wrongdoing by the Obama administration in the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, said Rep. Mike Thompson of St. Helena, the second-ranking Democrat on the committee. The panel voted Thursday to declassify the report, the result of two years of investigation by the committee. U.S. intelligence agencies will have to approve making the report public. Thompson said the report “confirms that no one was deliberately misled, no military assets were withheld and no stand-down...
  • Obama Skitters, Scampers and Scuttles Away From Failure

    07/11/2014 4:25:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Skitter, scamper, scuttle. That seems to be the mode of the Obama administration of late. Skitter away from your red line in Syria. Scamper off to a meeting you'd previously nixed with Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Scuttle as much as the Constitution as you can, at least until you get called on it by 9-0 majorities in the Supreme Court, as the justices did on recess appointments, warrantless cellphone searches and $75,000 a day fines for disturbing supposed wetlands. It's not a very effective way to make public policy, and it tends to put you in an embarrassing public posture....
  • Hillary: Taliban 5 'Not a Threat to the United States'

    06/11/2014 7:30:52 AM PDT · by yoe · 25 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 11, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    "These five guys are not a threat to the United States," says Clinton. "They are a threat to the safety and security of Afghanistan and Pakistan. It's up to those two countries to make the decision once and for all that these are threats to them. So I think we may be kind of missing the bigger picture here. We want to get an American home, whether they fell off the ship because they were drunk or they were pushed or they jumped, we try to rescue everybody." Last week President Obama traded the Taliban 5, who were being...
  • Pelosi Claims Bizarre Poltergeist Encounter In White House

    08/10/2012 7:13:21 AM PDT · by yoe · 17 replies
    Vision To America ^ | August 10, 2012 | Staff
    I told you Nancy Pelosi belongs in a mental institution and she has definitely proved it now. She told a recent gathering of the Women’s Political Committtee that spirits of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth cady Stanton and Alice Paul spoke to her at the White House. Seriously, I’m not kidding. She said she heard them say, “At last we have a seat at the table.” Pelosi tells the women, “He’s (Bush) saying something to the effect of we’re so glad to welcome you here, congratulations and I know you’ll probably have some different things to say about what is going...
  • Kennedy Says Right Wing Opposition to President May Lead to Violence

    10/04/2009 5:35:27 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 48 replies · 1,817+ views
    Representative Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) warned of the dangers of “unconstrained opposition to the President’s policies.” “We don’t want to see a repeat of the 1960s when the same sort of vitriolic rhetoric led to the assassinations of my two uncles.” Kennedy urged we “put a damper on this type of rhetoric before we have cause to regret it.” Kennedy said that the kind of vitriolic rhetoric he feels has gone too far includes “statements implying that the President’s health care bill will lead to rationing of care or that federal deficits will lead to bankruptcy or tax increases.” “Just consider,...
  • Millions to go hungry, waterless: climate report (leaked draft of IPCC report)

    01/30/2007 3:07:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies · 893+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/30/07 | Rob Taylor
    CANBERRA (Reuters) - Rising temperatures will leave millions more people hungry by 2080 and cause critical water shortages in China and Australia, as well as parts of Europe and the United States, according to a new global climate report. By the end of the century, climate change will bring water scarcity to between 1.1 and 3.2 billion people as temperatures rise by 2 to 3 Celsius (3.6 to 4.8 Fahrenheit), a leaked draft of an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report said. The report, due for release in April but detailed in The Age newspaper, said an additional 200...
  • Who is UP out there? [A BIG vanity]

    08/05/2006 1:54:38 AM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 238 replies · 2,784+ views
    The Free Republic ^ | August 5,2006 | Zuben Elgenubi
    I'm in Japan and wonder whose online at this time of the day (like 4:52AM Eastern time). I'm usually on earlier in the day and sleeping by 12midnight Eastern time. Care to check in? I also donate to FReeRepublic and you should too.
  • Roberts and Alito Misled Us

    07/29/2006 8:21:02 AM PDT · by BRUMama · 98 replies · 3,677+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Edward M. Kennedy
    I have had the honor of serving on the Senate Judiciary Committee for 43 years, during which I've participated in confirmation hearings for every one of the justices who now sit on the Supreme Court. Over that time, my colleagues and I have asked probing questions and listened attentively to substantive responses. Because we were able to learn a great deal about the nominees from those hearings, the Senate has rarely voted along party lines. I voted, for example, for three of President Ronald Reagan's five Supreme Court nominees... But the careful, bipartisan process of years past -- like so...
  • Rep. Kennedy to enter rehab for addiction

    05/05/2006 1:16:51 PM PDT · by Polybius · 152 replies · 3,579+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - Rep. Patrick Kennedy will enter rehab for addiction to prescription pain medication Friday evening after a highly publicized car crash near the Capitol. Kennedy, D-R.I., plans to seek treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
  • Caption Ted "the Swimmer" Kennedy driving . . . Mrs. Alito to tears

    01/11/2006 3:16:28 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 203 replies · 7,185+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos | January 11, 2006
  • Kennedy Touted Anti-Bush Spy Hoax

    01/01/2006 11:45:46 AM PST · by wagglebee · 60 replies · 3,450+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/1/06 | NewsMax
    More than a week after the story was exposed as a hoax, Sen. Ted Kennedy has yet to apologize for touting false claims from a University of Massachusetts student who said officials from the Department of Homeland Security visited his home and repeatedly interrogated him after he tried to obtain a copy of Mao Tse-Tung's "Little Red Book." In mid-December, the unidentified student instigated the hoax by describing the phony grilling to reporters for the New Bedford Standard-Times. The story appeared on Dec. 17, the day after the New York Times reported that the Bush administration was monitoring the phone...
  • Moderate Drinking 'May Not Be Good For You'

    12/01/2005 6:34:40 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies · 1,444+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-2-2005 | Nic Fleming
    Moderate drinking 'may not be good for you' By Nic Fleming, Science Correspondent (Filed: 02/12/2005) Drinking in moderation may not be good for you after all, scientists said yesterday. Previous research has suggested that light to moderate alcohol consumption protects the heart. One study suggested drinking the equivalent of up to two pints of ordinary strength beer or three glasses of wine can reduce heart attack risk by a quarter. However, writing in today's issue of The Lancet, Dr Rod Jackson and colleagues from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, suggest the apparent protective effect of alcohol may be...
  • Ted K out of order again

    09/17/2005 11:46:08 AM PDT · by maryz · 85 replies · 2,826+ views
    Boston Herald (print edition) ^ | September 17, 2005 | Paul J. Martinek
    Ted Kennedy should be thankful that the University of Virginia isn’t in the habit of revoking degrees. Otherwise, Massachusetts’ senior senator would be in serious danger of losing his degree based on the legal incompetence he’s demonstrated in his questioning of Supreme Court nominee John Roberts. Kennedy, who inherited his Senate sear a measly 43 years ago, hasn’t been the only senator to embarrass himself at the Roberts hearing. Almost without exception, the senators – Democrat and Republican –have been long-winded, arrogant and incapable of appreciating the distinction between constitutional theory and political advocacy. But Kennedy has been in a...
  • Cell phones

    05/25/2005 8:53:21 PM PDT · by The Other Harry · 15 replies · 379+ views
    May 25, 2005 | self / vanity
    I have recently been messing around with my relatively new cell phone. (Verizon) You know how you turn it on? You press the OFF button.
  • China Was Drinking Wine 9,000 Years Ago

    12/06/2004 5:20:45 PM PST · by blam · 46 replies · 859+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-7-2004 | Roger Highfield
    China was drinking wine 9,000 years ago By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 07/12/2004) A mixed fermented wine of rice, honey and fruit was being drunk in northern China 9,000 years ago, more than a thousand years before the previously oldest known fermented drinks, brewed in the Middle East. In the past scientists relied on the stylistic similarities of early pottery and bronze vessels to argue for the existence of a prehistoric fermented beverage in China. Today's findings provide the first direct chemical evidence from ancient China for such beverages, which were of cultural, religious, and medical significance. Dr Patrick...
  • Loving Hispanic woman is a state agency's ideal [White Families Need Not Apply??]

    05/28/2004 5:00:54 PM PDT · by Coleus · 35 replies · 1,001+ views
    The Record of Hackensack, aka The Bergen Record | 05.13.04
    Loving Hispanic woman is a state agency's ideal Thursday, May 13, 2004 "It means so much to them to have a home, to have some stability," says Margaret Quintana, surrounded by four of her five foster children. Margaret Quintana's most prized possessions include the mementos of a typically proud mother: pictures of smiling children, and letters, cards, and poems from them that describe the difference that her love made in their lives.They are not her biological children. They are the dozens of foster children, most of them Hispanic, whom Quintana has taken into her home during the last 16 years.Quintana...