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  • The Noninterventionists Told You So

    06/18/2014 7:15:10 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 59 replies
    The New American ^ | 18 June 2014 | Sheldon Richman
    Contrary to popular belief, there is no satisfaction in being able to say, “I told you so.” This is especially so with Iraq, where recent events are enough to sicken one’s stomach. Yet it still must be said: those who opposed the George W. Bush administration’s invasion of Iraq in March 2003 — not to mention his father’s war on Iraq in 1991 and the sanctions enforced through the administration of Bill Clinton — were right. The noninterventionists predicted a violent unraveling of the country, and that’s what we’re witnessing. They agreed with Amr Moussa, chairman of the Arab League,...
  • Obama says he goes skeet shooting ‘all the time’ at Camp David

    01/27/2013 5:18:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/13 | Meghashyam Mali
    President Obama says he regularly skeet shoots at Camp David and called on gun-control proponents to “do a little more listening” to gun owners in the national debate over firearms. In an interview with The New Republic posted on Sunday Obama said that he and guests “do skeet shooting all the time” at the presidential retreat and said he understood why many rural voters were protective of their gun-ownership rights. “Not the girls, but oftentimes guests of mine go up there. And I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations,”...
  • All fossil fuels must be cut to avoid global warming, (two) scientists say

    02/21/2012 4:38:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies · 2+ views
    Canada ^ | 2/21/12 | Mike De Souza
    All fossil fuels must be cut to avoid global warming, scientists sayBy Mike De Souza, Postmedia News February 21, 2012 6:10 PM OTTAWA — Two Canadian climate change scientists from the University of Victoria say the public reaction to their recently published commentary has missed their key message: that all forms of fossil fuels, including the oilsands and coal, must be regulated for the world to avoid dangerous global warming. "Much of the way this has been reported is (through) a type of view that oilsands are good and coal is bad," said climate scientist Neil Swart, who co-authored the...
  • Jobless Rate Falls to 8.3%, Altering Face of Campaign

    02/03/2012 10:10:57 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb 4 2012 | Michael Shear
    WASHINGTON — The burst of job growth in January gives President Obama a fresh — but tricky — opportunity to revise the grim economic narrative of his presidency while offering Mitt Romney a choice: embrace a new optimism or campaign against a sinking economy even as it shows signs of turning around. The Labor Department reported on Friday that the unemployment rate had fallen all the way back to the level of President Obama’s first full month in office, to 8.3 percent, from a high of 10 percent in late 2009. Yet unemployment also remains higher than it has been...
  • The horse occupation must end (OWS supporter hates on mounted police)

    12/22/2011 11:13:25 AM PST · by presidio9 · 19 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Thursday, December 22 2011 | Mary Joan Cunningham
    More than three months after it began, the Occupy Wall Street movement has increased discourse on class disparity and the role of corporations in American life. But here in downtown Manhattan, the social movement is also yielding a whole lot of crap. Literally. Defecating with impunity on Wall St. is what the media said the protesters were doing. But from my vantage point, the perpetrators are animals owned by the Police Department, who are still allowed to defecate in our neighborhood with impunity. Even though OWS protesters were forcibly evicted from their settlement in Zuccotti Park long ago, the NYPD...
  • Pseudoconservatism - The Zot That Endures

    08/07/2010 3:32:59 PM PDT · by fifthcolumnist · 70 replies
    p m carpenter's commentary ^ | 8/6/10 | P.M. Carpenter
    Genuine conservatives would have restrained, as best they could, Democratic proposals to cure what ails us, for genuine conservatives are of course genuinely wary of too much change, too fast. But they would not have made a political game of uniform obstructionism; they would not have toyed with, of all things, unemployment benefits; and they most decidedly would not be advocating trillions in extended tax cuts while in the grips of such looming debt.
  • Reid: Dem Energy Bill Will Create Jobs and Lower Energy Costs for Consumers

    07/29/2010 8:16:26 AM PDT · by poobear · 27 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 29, 2010 | By Edwin Mora
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Wednesday that the Senate’s energy bill is necessary for the “environment and for national security,” adding that the legislation will generate jobs and lower energy costs for consumers. However, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Public Works Committee, in a statement indicated that the Senate’s energy bill will eliminate jobs by making Obama’s oil drilling moratorium permanent.
  • Catholics and immigration in Arizona

    07/13/2010 7:42:37 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 51 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 6-28-10 | Crista Cloutier
    Illegal immigration is at the centre of a renewed American debate. Arizona's Governor Jan Brewer recently signed SB1070, also known by the cheerful misnomer "Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act." At present, immigration is regulated by federal law. SB1070 will give the state of Arizona special powers to enforce this. It allows police to question a person's legal status when reasonable suspicion exists that the person is not an American citizen. Their "illegal" status is the primary accusation against Mexican immigrants. But Father Charlie argues that this is a bureaucratic documentation problem, not a criminal act. "We are...
  • Ohioans back immigration reform, a new poll says: Robert L. Smith's Global Village

    05/13/2010 4:40:39 AM PDT · by EBH · 24 replies · 486+ views
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 5/13/2010 | Robert L. Smith
    To the surprise of immigrant advocates, Ohioans back sweeping immigration reform and are ready to engage in a debate they know could get ugly. A poll released this week found that nearly 70 percent of likely Ohio voters would support a plan that brings illegal immigrants out of the shadows and makes them tax-paying citizens. Ohioans rated a "path to citizenship" as a higher priority than border security and other get-tough measures that are widely perceived as politically safe. "The Ohio results are stunning," said Frank Sharry, executive director of the pro-reform group America's Voice, which commissioned the poll. Sharry...
  • To Denmark, From Russia, With Lies (CRU's Tree Ring Circus)

    12/18/2009 4:32:00 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies · 1,698+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | December 18, 2009 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Global Warming: Russian analysts accuse Britain's Meteorological Office of cherry-picking Russian temperature data to "hide the decline" in global temperatures. Is Copenhagen rooted in a single tree in Siberia? Michael Mann, a Penn State meteorologist, wrote in Friday's Washington Post that "stolen" e-mails from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit still don't alter the evidence for climate change. Mann, a creator of the discredited hockey-stick graph used in reports from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to show man-made warming, attacks climate skeptics, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, saying they "confuse the public." Chutzpah has been...
  • Decade of 2000s was warmest ever, scientists say

    12/07/2009 8:46:47 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 94 replies · 3,317+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/7/09 | Charles J. Hanley - ap
    It dawned with the warmest winter on record in the United States. And when the sun sets this New Year's Eve, the decade of the 2000s will end as the warmest ever on global temperature charts. Warmer still, scientists say, lies ahead. Through 10 years of global boom and bust, of breakneck change around the planet, of terrorism, war and division, all people everywhere under that warming sun faced one threat together: the buildup of greenhouse gases, the rise in temperatures, the danger of a shifting climate, of drought, weather extremes and encroaching seas, of untold damage to the world...
  • Michael Mann's Grant Funding

    12/02/2009 3:34:28 PM PST · by HarleyD · 12 replies · 918+ views
    Penn State ^ | 12-02-2009 | Michael Mann
    Funded Proposals 2009-2013 Quantifying the influence of environmental temperature on transmission of vector-borne diseases, NSF-EF [Principal Investigator: M. Thomas; Co-Investigators: R.G. Crane, M.E. Mann, A. Read, T. Scott (Penn State Univ.)] $1,884,991 2009-2012 Toward Improved Projections of the Climate Response to Anthropogenic Forcing: Combining Paleoclimate Proxy and Instrumental Observations with an Earth System Model, NSF-ATM [Principal Investigator: M.E. Mann; Co-Investigators: K. Keller (Penn State Univ.), A. Timmermann (Univ. of Hawaii)] $541,184 2008-2011 A Framework for Probabilistic Projections of Energy-Relevant Streamflow Indices, DOE [Principal Investigator: T. Wagener; Co-Investigators: M. Mann, R. Crane, K. Freeman (Penn State Univ.)] $330,000 2008-2009 AMS Industry/Government...
  • Napolitano: Politics didn't push stimulus projects

    08/27/2009 8:59:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 880+ views
    Google ^ | 8/27/2009 | EILEEN SULLIVAN and ANABELLE GARAY
    DALLAS — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Thursday that politics did not influence the decision to spend millions of dollars in stimulus money on little-used border checkpoints while passing over higher-priority projects. Members of Congress have asked for answers after The Associated Press showed that the Obama administration did not follow its internal priority list when handing out money to repair border stations nationwide.
  • Palin's Favorability Ratings Begin to Falter

    09/16/2008 12:45:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 143 replies · 1,078+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 9/16/2008 | Andrew Romano
    To know her is not necessarily to love her. When John McCain picked Sarah Palin as his running mate late last month, the Alaska governor quickly became a media phenomenon. Largely unknown, she existed at first in something of an information vacuum, and due to the shock of her selection--everyone loves a surprise--the press rushed to fill the void with whatever data was easily available. Mostly this consisted of human interest material; Palin had plenty to go around. Mooseburgers. Float planes. Ice Fishing. Beauty pageants. Teen pregnancy. Et cetera. By the end of her first 15 minutes in the spotlight--which...
  • Kerry: ‘I Was Wrong' On Iraq

    06/13/2006 3:49:46 PM PDT · by fuyb · 247 replies · 4,182+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 13, 2006 | Nathan Burchfiel
    Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com) - U.S. Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts on Tuesday told an audience at the liberal Take Back America conference that he was sorry for voting to authorize the war in Iraq, calling the entire mission "a mistake." "We were misled, we were given evidence that was not true," Kerry said. "It was wrong, and I was wrong to vote [for it]." Kerry, who led an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 2004, said it was necessary to admit mistakes because "you cannot change the future if you''re not honest about the past." He criticized supporters of the...
  • How the CIA Came Unglued (Three-Bagger Barf Alert!!!)

    05/11/2006 9:52:43 PM PDT · by Dems_R_Losers · 7 replies · 626+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 12, 2005 | David Ignatius (or Ignoramus, in this case)
    To understand what went so badly wrong at the CIA under Porter Goss, it's worth examining the career of his executive director, the onomatopoetic Kyle "Dusty" Foggo. His rise illustrates the conservative cronyism, leak paranoia and political vendettas that undermined Goss's tenure. -- snip -- The chronic mismanagement of the CIA under Goss and Murray has been an open secret for many months, and the real question is why it took the Bush White House so long to fix it. When I posed this question a few weeks ago to a senior administration official, he repeated the line that the...
  • Every White Person In America Secretly Rooting For Gonzaga

    03/21/2006 12:27:55 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 72 replies · 1,374+ views
    The Brushback ^ | Nov. 30, 2005
    SPOKANE, WA--According to a recent survey, every white person in America is secretly rooting for the Gonzaga Bulldogs, a predominantly white NCAA basketball team. In the past few years, the Bulldogs have overcome tremendous odds to become a nationally ranked team. Their surprising success has earned them a devoted following of every white person in America. “There are a lot of closet Gonzaga fans out there,” said Gonzaga coach Mark Few, who has been with the team seven years. “Many of them care very little about NCAA basketball but they still have a soft spot in their heart for the...
  • NBC's 'Random Sampling': 2/3 Think Bush-Lied-People-Died or Americans Are Terrorists

    03/20/2006 5:17:06 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies · 1,397+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein March 20, 2006 On the third anniversary of the Iraq war, the Today show ran a generally predictable segment assessing successes and failures and looking to the future. To be sure, former Clinton administration official Wendy Sherman insisted that the President needs to start "telling the truth." And Gen. Barry McCaffrey thought that not deploying what he considered to be an adequate number of troops was a huge mistake. And yes, former Bush admin spokesman Dan Seymour was more sanguine. But when it came to revealing Today's bias, most telling were the three man-in-the-street interviews. The first...
  • DHS unveils massive, fast-track border project

    01/27/2006 11:34:16 AM PST · by jackbenimble · 33 replies · 1,008+ views
    Government Computer News ^ | 01/26/06 | Wilson P. Dizard III
    The Homeland Security Department today took the wraps off its ambitious plan to quickly gain control of the U.S. northern and southern borders by hiring a systems integration contract team to carry out the Secure Border Initiative (SBI). DHS plans to request proposals in March and award a contract by Sept. 30 to deploy new technology as part of a comprehensive overhaul of security between ports of entry along the land borders. SBI.net replaces the America’s Shield Initiative (ASI), the Border Patrol’s more limited and now canceled plan to modernize the sensor networks along the borders. The fiscal 2006 budget...
  • '05 Proving To Be Worst Newspaper Year Since Recession

    10/31/2005 7:00:41 PM PST · by HangnJudge · 75 replies · 2,149+ views
    Media Daily News ^ | 10-31-05 | Ross Fadner
    IT'S OFFICIAL: 2005 WILL BE the newspaper industry's worst year since the last ad industry recession. And things aren't looking much better for next year either, according to a top Wall Street firm's report on newspaper publishing. "Sadly, 2005 is shaping up as the industry's worst year from a revenue growth perspective since the recession impacted 2001-2002 period," says the report from Goldman Sachs, adding a warning that meaningful growth in 2006 is "very unlikely."
  • Mexican Police Capture "Illegals" !

    09/08/2005 5:59:44 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 305+ views
    The Morning Paper | 09/08/05 | vanity
    Mexican Police Intercept “Illegals” ! Mexico City: Police who stopped a bus at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Mexico City heard odd sounds coming from the luggage compartment. Inside the compartment, they found boxes containing : 1 eagle, 2 toucans,41 mockingbirds,3 iguanas ,14 parrots,15 snakes,55 tortoises,and 1 tarantula. Officials are puzzling over what to to with these “undocumented visitors”. Minot,ND – A mechanic has found a way to fight back against high gasoline prices: he has been riding his horse to work. I realize this statement will raise certain questions, which I shall try to answer. 1. For PETA...
  • Border Patrol Horses Get Special Feed

    06/09/2005 1:03:10 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 65 replies · 1,191+ views
    Newsday.com/AP ^ | June 9, 2005 | ARTHUR H. ROTSTEIN
    TUCSON, Ariz. -- Horses are crucial to the U.S. Border Patrol's enforcement efforts, especially in remote and rugged terrain. But what goes into the animals also comes out. And their droppings if they're eating hay can introduce alfalfa and unfamiliar weeds into the environmentally sensitive desert. That's why the agency is feeding its horses a fortified, commercially prepared pellet so their waste does not disrupt nature's delicate balance. Much of the Arizona border includes sensitive land -- for example, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument; the Cabeza Prieta, Buenos Aires, San Bernardino and Leslie Canyon National Wildlife refuges; the Coronado National...
  • Newsweek: Mistakes Made in 'Good Faith'

    05/17/2005 8:49:13 AM PDT · by stm · 26 replies · 754+ views
    Fox News ^ | 17 May 05 | Fox News
    WASHINGTON — One day after retracting a story that said U.S. interrogators desecrated the Koran (search), a top Newsweek editor acknowledged the magazine made "serious mistakes" but suggested to FOX News that no one would be fired over the incident.
  • Rumsfeld is McNamara - (Rummy fans aren't going to like this one, but Bowden has a point!)

    05/15/2005 8:04:44 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 58 replies · 2,183+ views
    MENS NEWS DAILY.COM ^ | MAY 16, 2005 | JAMES ATTICUS BOWDEN
    Thirty years ago Saigon fell. I was a company commander in the 2 nd Battalion, 508 th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82 nd Airborne Division. When our Vietnam veterans cursed the war, I remembered one of the greatest speeches I ever heard - the day the Vietnam peace was announced to my Winter Ranger class in ’73. The senior Ranger Sergeant cursed everything about the Vietnam War and everyone involved, friend or foe, in a poetic rant of imaginative, sincere, foul-mouthed hatred. He swore most passionately about the waste of his buddies’ lives. He blamed everyone and everything he knew to...
  • Venom over Schiavo case imperils GOP solidarity

    03/19/2005 2:09:24 PM PST · by ambrose · 169 replies · 2,893+ views
    Venom over Schiavo case imperils GOP solidarity By Dara Kam Special to The Palm Beach Post Saturday, March 19, 2005 TALLAHASSEE — The pressure on lawmakers grappling with the fate of a severely brain-damaged woman caused an eruption inside the state Senate chambers just hours before Terri Schiavo's feeding tube was removed Friday, showing potential fracture lines in the Senate GOP caucus. "Some of us have been getting threatening phone calls and threatening e-mails, calling us very nasty names," said a weeping Sen. Nancy Argenziano, one of nine Republicans who voted Thursday to kill an amendment that other Republicans hoped...
  • GLOBAL WARMING BOMBSHELL: Hockeystick Broken

    01/13/2005 4:20:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 172 replies · 10,243+ views
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 15 October 2004 | Richard Muller
    A prime piece of evidence linking human activity to climate change turns out to be an artifact of poor mathematics. Progress in science is sometimes made by great discoveries. But science also advances when we learn that something we believed to be true isn't. When solving a jigsaw puzzle, the solution can sometimes be stymied by the fact that a wrong piece has been wedged in a key place. In the scientific and political debate over global warming, the latest wrong piece may be the "hockey stick," the famous plot (prominently displayed by the IPCC report, 2001), published by University...
  • Growing GOP Dissent on Iraq

    04/08/2004 1:41:59 AM PDT · by DayTripper · 32 replies · 446+ views
    cbsnews.com ^ | April 7, 2004 | David Paul Kuhn
    President Bush is facing increasing dissent among leading conservative politicians and pundits in the face of mounting U.S. casualties in Iraq. The war has become the long slog that some Republicans feared. Since Sunday, 32 Americans have been killed in fighting across Iraq. American body bags are on the front page of major U.S. newspapers. The Washington Post and The New York Times brandished images of charred U.S. civilian remains last week. The networks are leading their nightly news broadcasts with stories of dead Americans. "If we have two or three more weeks of this you are going to start...
  • 'Clinton's Women' Wanted to Be Molested, Columnist Says

    10/13/2003 10:33:02 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 109 replies · 353+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/13/03 | Limbacher
    Mary Jo Melone, a columnist for the left-wing St. Petersburg Times, says it's impossible to compare Bill Clinton the rapist to Arnold Schwarzenegger the groper because "Clinton's women wanted him." In a hysterical 627-word tantrum denouncing the male and female voters who "elected a serial groper," Melone rages, "Whatever were they thinking?" As the campaign ended, we heard Schwarzenegger compared to the illustrious and sexually industrious Bill Clinton. You know what followed. If Clinton could be forgiven, why not Schwarzenegger? There was a difference, if not in their conduct than in their choices. Clinton's women wanted him. Will Melone...
  • A US delegation arrived in Amman in its way to Baghdad for ceasefire negotiations

    03/26/2003 9:40:23 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 33 replies · 239+ views
    Al JERKZera ^ | 3/26/03
    Abu Dhabi, Alittihad Daily, 3/26/2003 -- The UAE leading semi-official daily newspaper, Alittihad, reported today that a US government delegation has arrived in Amman, Jordan, yesterday in its way to Baghdad for negotiations with the Iraqi government about an immediate ceasefire A diplomatic source told Alittihad that the US government delegation included four leading members of Congress as well as Elizabeth Cheney, the daughter of the US Vice President Dick Cheney, representing the US Department of State, where she works as an Assistant to the Deputy of the Secretary of State for Middle Eastern Affairs.
  • **Photos** -- Crack Republican Guard Marksmen take aim at Evil Zionist Tigris River

    03/23/2003 7:05:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies · 179+ views
    Sun Mar 23, 9:04 AM ET An Iraqi soldier fires his AK-47 rifle into reeds on the banks of the Tigris river in Baghdad, March 23, 2003 after reports that U.S. or British pilots may have ejected over the city. Television reports showed Iraqi soldiers shooting into the Tigris river and in boats, apparently searching the water for pilots. Smoke rose from a fire on the riverbank as hundreds of Baghdad residents looked on. 'Central Command denies any coalition aircraft were shot down over Baghdad,' the spokesman at Central Command forward headquarters outside Qatar told Reuters. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic Sun...
  • Bush feels heat of elections, not of Saddam

    09/28/2002 5:55:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies · 163+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 9-28-02 | Cynthia Tucker
    Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that poverty has increased for the first time in nearly a decade. But President Bush has not mentioned it. Indeed, Bush has said little of late about a sagging economy that refuses to pick up steam. In a remarkable course reversal, the president has not spoken much about the nation's financial health since his poorly received economic forum in August.Throughout the summer, the president had sounded a lot like his father, who, waging a doomed re-election campaign, desperately tried to convince Americans he cared about their economic struggles -- "Message: I care." But...
  • Who actually received the most votes in Florida's 2000 presidential election?

    09/04/2002 5:43:28 AM PDT · by do not delete · 99 replies · 2,336+ views
    Tallahassee Democrat ^ | Lance deHaven-Smith
    Al Gore. State election officials ultimately declared George W. Bush the winner by a margin of 537 votes, but during and after the election dispute, questions remained about the uncounted ballots of 175,010 voters, ballots that had been rejected by error-prone tabulating machines employed in many Florida counties. Confusion and conflict, much of it generated by partisan intrigue, prevented these ballots from being counted during the election controversy. However, in 2001 every uncounted ballot was carefully examined in a scientific study by the University of Chicago, which concluded that when all the votes were counted, more votes had been cast...
  • The Palestinian Leadership condemns the Rishon Letsiyon operation against civilians [PNA Statement]

    05/08/2002 6:32:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies · 205+ views
    Palestine News Agency - WAFA ^ | 5-8-02 | A Palestinian Leadership spokesman
    Ramallah May 8th 2002 Wafa; A Palestinian Leadership spokesman stated:The Palestinian Leadership strongly condemns the violent operation in Rishon Letsiyon that targeted civilians; saying that the timing of such an operation only serves the Israeli Prime Minister who is hosted by the USA administration where this operation supports his allegations of the impossibility of making peace with the Palestinians, and staining our nation with terrorism, acquitting him and his Government from the massacres and the atrocities they have committed against our people, especially while our blood is still shed in our camps, villages and cities.The Palestinian Leadership, facing the dangerous...