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  • India financed problems for Pakistan in Afghanistan, says US Defence Secretary nominee Chuck Hage

    02/26/2013 5:18:13 PM PST · by ravager · 9 replies
    NDTV ^ | February 27, 2013 00:03 IST | Mala Das
    New Delhi/Washington: India has sharply rejected that it "financed problems" in Afghanistan to create trouble for Pakistan, as alleged by Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama's Defence Secretary nominee. Despite the controversy, the US Senate on Tuesday cleared the way for confirmation of Mr Hagel to be the US' next Defense Secretary. The confirmation is expected later in the day. "Senator Hagel's remarks are in sharp contrast to the viewpoint of the Obama Administration that has always been in praise of India's developmental role in Afghanistan and in fact has been pressing New Delhi to do more in Afghanistan," a statement...
  • Reid: Earmarks are 'what we're supposed to do'

    12/16/2010 9:55:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/16/10 | Stephen Dinan
    Preparing for a final showdown on the massive $1.1 trillion spending bill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid defended the thousands of earmarks in the measure as the basic function of Congress. "That's our job. That's what we're supposed to do," Mr. Reid, Nevada Democrat, said as he chastised fellow senators who, while having requested pork-barrel spending earlier this year, are now decrying their inclusion in the spending bill.
  • George W. Bush Admits He Went Against His "Free Market Instincts" in 2008 - Video 11/12/09

    11/12/2009 6:38:53 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 150 replies · 2,443+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 12, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of former President George W. Bush today in a speech he gave at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, admitting that he went "against" his "free market instincts" when he decided to move forward with the Wall Street Bailouts in the Fall of 2008. But Bush warned: "History shows that the greater threat to prosperity is not too little government involvement, but too much."That's exactly right. He should have stuck to his principles and instincts. Obama is sticking to his principles and instincts in trying to ratchet up government involvement in everything to the greatest extent possible. Bush...
  • Vanity Request: Please no photos or graphics today, it just slows the server down

    11/04/2008 1:24:36 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 23 replies · 923+ views
    Vanity Request: Please no photos or graphics today, it just slows the server down I would urge everyone to stick to plain text posts today. Things are running very slowly as it is.
  • Being a living goddess has its advantages for 10-year-old girl

    06/29/2007 10:25:55 AM PDT · by rochester · 55 replies · 2,920+ views
    Chicago Trubune ^ | June 27, 2007 | Neela Banerjee
    WASHINGTON -- Even by the standards of the luminaries who sweep through Washington, the little girl in front of Lafayette Elementary School almost six miles north of the White House was special. Politicians, power brokers and the occasional celebrities who come through town hope to be respected and maybe, in a childlike place in their grown-up hearts, genuinely liked. Sajani Shakya, 10, is worshipped. In Nepal, Sajani is a living goddess, one of about a dozen such goddesses in her homeland who are considered earthly manifestations of the Hindu goddess Kali.
  • A New Kind of SWAT Team

    04/15/2006 9:41:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 566+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Apr 14, 2006 | Merrill Matthews
    A genetically modified mosquito is a good mosquito. But there are cavemen among us who seem to live to thwart technological advances, and they may prefer the old disease-spreading pests that have plagued mankind since the beginning. As far-fetched as it might sound, scientists at Imperial College London have created genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes. But these scientists are not as mad as they might seem. They plan to release the mosquitoes with the hope they will wipe out natural mosquito populations in regions where deadly malaria rages or people are plagued by dengue fever and other mosquito-borne diseases. Here’s how...
  • Revisionists without a clue

    03/25/2006 10:00:50 PM PST · by ncountylee · 10 replies · 690+ views
    Tribune-Review ^ | March 26, 2006 | L. Brent Bozell III
    To mark the third anniversary of launching the war to depose Saddam Hussein, the manufacturers of the "news" have established their usual template, Realistic Media vs. Pollyanna Bush. It's not pessimism versus optimism, but hallucination versus reality. How, then, do we greet the bleats of liberals as they wildly overstate the alleged utter awfulness of the war situation? On CNN, Time writer Joe Klein, one of the nation's leading worshippers of Bill Clinton, declared to Anderson Cooper, "Rumsfeld ran the most criminally incompetent military campaign, you know, in the last 100 years, perhaps in American history." Was Klein making a...
  • Archbishop: Stop teaching creationism

    03/21/2006 6:43:32 AM PST · by Crackingham · 56 replies · 986+ views
    Guardian ^ | 3/21/6 | Stephen Bates
    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has stepped into the controversy between religious fundamentalists and scientists by saying that he does not believe that creationism - the Bible-based account of the origins of the world - should be taught in schools. Giving his first, wide-ranging, interview at Lambeth Palace, the archbishop was emphatic in his criticism of creationism being taught in the classroom, as is happening in two city academies founded by the evangelical Christian businessman Sir Peter Vardy and several other schools. "I think creationism is ... a kind of category mistake, as if the Bible were a theory...
  • Creationism to be taught on GCSE science syllabus (you can't keep a good idea down)

    03/09/2006 6:55:14 PM PST · by Greg o the Navy · 891 replies · 10,305+ views
    The Times of London ^ | 10 March 2006 | Tony Halpin
    AN EXAMINATIONS board is including references to “creationism” in a new GCSE science course for schools.
  • Not So Fast On the UAE Port Deal...Check This Out...

    02/21/2006 11:10:13 PM PST · by antaresequity · 254 replies · 5,054+ views
    multiple links on UAE-Iran-USA | 02.21.06 | Me...composite sources
    There is Obviously way more to the UAE story than just the managment of port operations...I implore all freepers to dig a little deeper...Credit to Diddle E Squat for getting me to think and dig a little deeper...Take a look at the map and the links and snippets...then lets get back to a constructive discussion regarding the UAE as an ally or foe in the war on terrorism....and more importantly...a strategic ally in the coming war against Iran... Foreign Affairs The UAE and Iran continue to dispute the ownership of three islands, Abu Musa and the Greater and Lesser Tunb...
  • There is no proof that we evolved from apes. Period

    12/15/2005 9:10:41 AM PST · by flevit · 543 replies · 10,494+ views
    the Sunday Telegraph ^ | 9/11/05 | Vij Sodera
    Simon Schama appears to have little understanding of biology (Opinion, September 4). With an ostrich mindset that tries to ignore reality, pseudo-scientists continue in the vain hope that if they shout loud and long enough they can perpetuate the fairy story and bad science that is evolution. You don't have to be a religious fundamentalist to question evolution theory - you just have to have an open and enquiring mind and not be afraid of challenging dogma. But you must be able to discern and dodge the effusion of evolutionary landmines that are bluster and non sequiturs. No one denies...
  • King Tut Exhibit Outrages Activists

    06/08/2005 4:49:47 AM PDT · by echoBoomer · 209 replies · 4,074+ views
    NBC 4 ^ | 4:03 pm PDT June 7, 2005
    King Tut Exhibit Outrages Activists. Critics Want Busts Depicting Tut As White Removed. LOS ANGELES -- African-American activists criticized the Board of Supervisors Tuesday for allowing a King Tut exhibition at the county Museum of Art, saying that renderings of the boy king as white are inaccurate. The "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharoahs" exhibit opens a four-city, nationwide tour at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on June 16. Among the installations are three busts of Tut II reconstructed from the boy king's mummified corpse. All of the busts, fashioned by three groups of researchers, show...
  • Meet the Indian who took on Stephen Hawking

    08/02/2004 10:16:56 PM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 97 replies · 5,002+ views ^ | August 03, 2004 10:06 IST |
    An Indian theoretical physicist who questioned the existence of black holes and thereby challenged Stephen Hawking of Britain at last feels vindicated. But he is sad. Abhas Mitra, at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Mumbai, was perhaps the first and the only scientist who had the guts to openly challenge Hawking of Cambridge University who is regarded by many as the modern-day Einstein. For over 30 years Hawking and his followers were perpetuating the theory that black holes -- resulting from gravitational collapse of massive stars -- destroy everything that falls into them preventing even light or information...