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  • Obama: Republicans Don't Do Anything But Call Me Names! [VIDEO]

    06/27/2014 1:51:19 PM PDT · by absentee · 58 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6/27/2014 | Caleb Howe
    And also he's pretty sure they got a bigger piece of cake. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnxgfQXq5Aw Barack Obama in a speech on Friday took an innovative step forward in policy discussion and blamed someone else for all of his troubles. Speaking on addressing the concerns of voters, the President claimed the administration would have gotten  away with it, if it weren't for those damn Republicans. "The only holdout standing in he way of change for tens of millions of Americans are some Republicans in congress," Obama told an enthusiastic Minneapolis crowd.  "I just want to be real blunt. If you watch the news,...
  • Harrier Jet Crashes Into Yuma Neighborhood

    06/04/2014 6:58:46 PM PDT · by BAW · 26 replies
    Tucson News ^ | June 3, 2014
    About 1,300 people were evacuated after a Marine jet carrying ammunitions crashed in a Yuma, Arizona neighborhood Wednesday. The pilot ejected safely. A Marine spokesperson said the jet was trying to land when it crashed in the backyard of a home about a mile from Marine Corps Air Station-Yuma. Authorities say there have been no reports of injuries related to the crash. A Marine spokesperson said the AV-8B Harrier was carrying four 500-pound bombs and 300 rounds of 20-milimeter ammunitions. A one-mile area around the crash site was evacuated so a military explosives disposal team could safely retrieve the ordnance....
  • ‘The Imperial Presidency’ [constitutional law experts testify before House Judiciary Committee]

    02/26/2014 4:06:59 PM PST · by grundle · 24 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | February 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Constitutional law experts... warning... of an “imperial presidency.” The hearing, “Enforcing the President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws,” focused on the multiple areas President Barack Obama has bypassed Congress, ranging from healthcare and immigration to marriage and welfare rules. Jonathan Turley, Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University, testified that the expansion of executive power is happening so fast that America is at a “constitutional tipping point.” “My view [is] that the president, has in fact, exceeded his authority in a way that is creating a destabilizing influence in a three branch system,” he said....
  • The Imperial Arrogance of Obama Continues

    02/11/2014 5:54:42 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 9 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | February 11, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    There are times when I wonder what I would do if I was freed from the normal constraints that bind all of us, such as morality, conscience, and laws. Would I do as I pleased and seek only my gratification, not caring if my actions hurt others in the process? I would hope not, but the truth remains that all of us have constraint put upon us by society, either through religion or laws. Hmmm...perhaps I spoke too soon. There are some that seem to enjoy not having any shackles put upon them by society, such as President Obama. It...
  • World's oldest photos of Far East show horrific aftermath of English.. assault on Chinese

    01/08/2014 7:18:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 8, 2014 | Mark Duell
    A wonderful set of photographs taken in China and Japan which gave the Western world one of its first glimpses of the Far East is going for auction. And one particular image of Chinese corpses at North Fort in Peiho in 1860 has presented a stark reminder of the Second Opium War. The North Fort was one of several Taku Forts - strategically-placed defences in China that guarded the mouth of the Peiho River. The fort, which was located near modern-day Tianjin, was breached on August 20, 1860 and its garrison surrendered after a fierce fight.
  • ObamaCare and the Imperial Presidency

    12/23/2013 5:01:33 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 20 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | December 23, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    It must be very satisfying to be an imperial President like Obama. You can rule with executive fiat and rarely have to worry about the pesky legislative process that laws are crafted by Congress, not the executive branch. If someone dares to call you out on your crimes and misdemeanors, any investigations (on the remote chance there is one) is done by the Department of Justice, which is headed by your personal friend and crony, Eric Holder. Not to mention that the DOJ is staffed with progressive liberal allies eager to shield the White House from any accountability. One of...
  • Bill Ayers: Obama like ‘imperial leader’

    12/10/2013 3:32:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/10/13 | TAL KOPAN
    **SNIP** “You’re attributing to Obama not only good intentions but good actions around Afghanistan and Iraq. Actually he’s not acting well. He’s acting like any imperial leader would act,” Ayers told his interviewer in a new Chicago Magazine story, published online Tuesday. “He wants to have an agreement with [Afghan President Hamid] Karzai because he wants to keep American troops there, trainers there, to keep our interest in oil and all the rest of it on the front burner.” Ayers said Obama’s actions were consistent with American history. “This is true of every puppet that the Americans have put up...
  • Tea party grows from 'imperial White House': Zell

    10/08/2013 5:32:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/08/13 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    **SNIP** "What makes this man different than anyone else?" he asked. "The president is elected to negotiate." "We treat the tea party like they are some kind of disease, and the very same thing on the other side the press don't even cover it," continued Zell, chairman of Equity Group Investments. "Can you imagine the press vilifying the ACLU?" Zell said he's "not a big tea party fan at all," but added that they are "significant percent of the voting population" with a "right to have a view."
  • Why Sell Your Giant AT-ST Walker? Because Your Girlfriend Is Sick of It

    09/29/2013 4:50:48 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 56 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 28SEP2013 | Eric Limer
    Last Saturday, we told you about how there's a gigantic AT-ST Walker for sale on Ebay right now. It's still there, but why sell such a masterpiece in the first place? Because your girlfriend is freakin' sick of having it around. The AT-ST's owner, Martin Fillery, explained the situation to the Daily Mail: "I think my girlfriend is starting to get a bit worried about me. I've always been a bit mad, and I love sci-fi stuff, but my spending on props is going through the roof. ...The Scout Walker is amazing, but I realised pretty quickly that it was...
  • Something Has Become An Inescapable Truth About Obama's Presidency

    02/15/2013 5:12:57 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-15-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Mark Levin Blasts 'Imperial President'

    01/14/2013 1:15:56 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2013 | Megyn Kelly
    Talk show host claims Obama riding roughshod over Constitution
  • Long Live King Obama

    09/10/2012 1:20:53 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 11 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 09-10-12 | J.D. Longstreet
    King of America! A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet ************* As distasteful as it may be, I think we need to look at what we can expect if, heaven help us, Obama is reelected. First we must understand that Obama has had his fill of the Congress of the United States. After all, the Congress is only the voice of the people of this country. So, what do THEY know, right? Nah. Congress is just another speed bump -- like the Constitution. So, in my opinion, America should brace itself for a king-like President who will, in actuality, rule America...
  • Strassel: Obama's Imperial Presidency

    07/07/2012 1:02:49 PM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 5, 2012 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    When Congress won't do what he wants, he ignores it and acts anyway. The ObamaCare litigation is history, with the president's takeover of the health sector deemed constitutional. Now we can focus on the rest of the Obama imperial presidency. when Mr. Obama wants a new program and Congress won't give it to him, he creates it regardless. Congress, including Democrats, wouldn't pass his cap-and-trade legislation. His Environmental Protection Agency is now instituting it via a broad reading of the Clean Air Act. This president's imperial pretensions extend into the brute force the executive branch has exercised over the private...
  • Allen West on Obama: 'The Resurrection of an Imperial Presidency'

    06/18/2012 6:40:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/18/12 | DANIEL HALPER
    Allen West on Obama: 'The Resurrection of an Imperial Presidency'1:21 PM, Jun 18, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER Speaking this morning to talk radio host Laura Ingraham, Florida congressman Allen West, a Republican, blasted President Obama's immigration plan to use prosecutorial discretion not to go after young immigrants who came to the United States illegally. Obama announced his new immigration plan on Friday. "What country did we wake up in on Friday?," West asked. "It just causes people to ask, where are we? You know, the last time we had this was with King George III, and we didn't like...
  • Transforming America into Obama's Imperial Dictatorship.

    05/27/2012 9:58:09 AM PDT · by Signalman · 19 replies
    oldironsides ^ | 5/26/2012 | Steve McCann
    If Barack Obama is re-elected the United States will never be the same, nor will it be able to re-capture its once lofty status as the most dominant nation in the history of mankind. The overwhelming majority of Americans do not understand that Obama's first term was dedicated to putting in place executive power to enable him and the administration to fulfill the campaign promise of "transforming America" in his second term regardless of which political party controls Congress. That is why his re-election team is virtually ignoring the plight of incumbent or prospective Democratic Party office holders. The most...
  • The Imperial President: Obama Wages War on SCOTUS, Congress

    04/03/2012 7:37:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Big Government ^ | 4/3/12 | Ben Shapiro
    President Obama’s favorite word, as we’ve learned repeatedly, is “I.” He uses it on a constant basis. He uses it to claim credit and to assign blame. He uses it to cajole and to threaten. He uses it to plead and to prod. But he doesn’t use the word “I” purely out of ego. He does it because for President Obama, “I” represents the executive branch. And the executive branch, in Obama’s view, is the ruling branch of American government. President Obama’s latest attack on the Supreme Court is just the latest evidence of his deep-rooted
  • Obama makes bold reelection prediction "I've got another five years coming up"

    02/23/2012 3:24:32 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 48 replies · 33+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | Feb 23 2012
    US President Barack Obama made no bones about his chances of reelection in an interview with America's largest Hispanic radio service, saying: "I've got another five years coming up." Quizzed by Univision's Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo about his failure to enact comprehensive immigration reform, Obama replied: "Well, first of all, Piolin, my presidency is not over. "I've got another five years coming up. We're going to get this done," he continued, according to a transcript of the interview, which was conducted on Tuesday and broadcast on Univision Radio on Wednesday. Obama's reelection campaign has previously blasted his most likely Republican opponent,...
  • Want Gingrich To Speak? He Needs ‘First Class Expenses’ and 2 Bathrooms

    12/07/2011 8:42:48 PM PST · by Steelfish · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 08, 2011 | Dan Eggen
    Want Gingrich To Speak? He Needs ‘First Class Expenses’ and 2 Bathrooms By Dan Eggen December 7 Newt Gingrich, the Republican presidential candidate with a penchant for luxury jets and Tiffany & Co. jewelry, also appears to demand top-notch accommodations when he travels for a speech. The Smoking Gun Web site, which specializes in unearthing revealing documents, has posted a copy of a speaking gig contract apparently signed by Gingrich for an appearance at Missouri Western State University in October 2010. The contract called for payment of “first class expenses,” including the hotel of Gingrich’s choice, and “first class airfare.”...
  • Official Calls For Riverside, 12 Other Counties To Secede From California (Poll at link)

    07/01/2011 12:07:58 PM PDT · by Ballygrl · 89 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 7/1/11 | CBS Los Angeles
    Official Calls For Riverside, 12 Other Counties To Secede From California Link to Article and Poll New state would have no term limits, part-time legislature July 1, 2011 10:24 AM RIVERSIDE (CBS) — Is the state of California about to go “South”? Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone apparently thinks so, after proposing that the county lead a campaign for as many as 13 Southern California counties to secede from the state. Stone said in a statement late Thursday that Riverside, Imperial, San Diego, Orange, San Bernardino, Kings, Kern, Fresno, Tulare, Inyo, Madera, Mariposa and Mono counties should form the new...
  • Pelosi’s Office Requested the U.S. Air Force Bring Her Chocolate Covered Strawberries…

    01/27/2011 11:59:39 AM PST · by La Lydia · 45 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | January 27, 2010
    Because that’s what the United State Air Force is there for…no, wait?…Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained new documents from the US Air Force detailing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s use of US Air Force aircraft in 2010. According to the documents, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Pelosi used Air Force aircraft for 43 flights from January 1 to October 1, 2010. According to documents previously uncovered...Nancy Pelosi logged 47 flights in the prior nine-month period, April 1, 2009, to January 1, 2010. The most recent documents...include a Passenger Mission Activity chart detailing all of former...
  • Obama’s Imperial Presidency

    08/11/2010 6:14:18 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/11/2010 | Bill McCollum
    In the words of our second president: We are a government of laws, not of men. This key principle, which places our Constitution above our leaders, set young America apart from the governments of monarchical Europe. Regrettably, President Obama is endangering this venerable tradition by deliberately and systematically seeking to expand executive power well beyond its proper boundaries. In the process, he is trampling both the constitutional authority of Congress and the sovereign rights of the states. This bold power grab is directed at immigration, which is predominantly a domestic-policy matter, where unilateral presidential authority is inherently weak. Obama’s efforts...
  • Obama's Imperial Presidency Violates Constitution

    02/22/2010 11:11:27 AM PST · by UltraConservative · 19 replies · 1,637+ views
    BenjaminShapiro.com ^ | 02-22-10 | Ben Shapiro
    In 1973, liberal historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. released a book entitled The Imperial Presidency. He updated it in 2004 with a new introduction, in which he wrote: The American Constitution, the book argues, envisages a strong presidency within an equally strong system of accountability. When the constitutional balance is upset in favor of presidential power and at the expense of presidential accountability, the presidency can be said to become imperial.Schlesinger, being the liberal scholar that he was, used this term as a cudgel to wield against every Republican president (others, like Clinton, got easier treatment). But there is no question...
  • Sen. Boxer Instructs Brigadier General Not to Call Her ‘Ma’am’

    06/18/2009 10:37:03 AM PDT · by bootless · 93 replies · 4,031+ views
    Breitbart TV ^ | 06.18.09 | Andrew Breitbart
    Sen. Barbara Boxer of California instructs Brigadier General Michael Walsh not to call her "ma'am," the sign of respect shown by members of the military towards non-military ... she wants to be called "Senator," because gosh darn it, she worked hard for that position. No further comment necessary, but I'm looking forward to them anyway. Words fail.
  • The Russo-Georgian War and the Balance of Power

    08/14/2008 2:21:01 PM PDT · by Braak · 11 replies · 183+ views
    Stratfor ^ | August 12, 2008 | George Friedman
    The Russian invasion of Georgia has not changed the balance of power in Eurasia. It simply announced that the balance of power had already shifted. The United States has been absorbed in its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as potential conflict with Iran and a destabilizing situation in Pakistan. It has no strategic ground forces in reserve and is in no position to intervene on the Russian periphery.
  • Martyrs Or Imperial Guard?

    05/18/2008 7:19:55 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 101+ views
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | 5-15-2008 | Sarah Yeomans
    Martyrs or Imperial Guard? May 15, 2008 by Sarah Yeomans New discoveries in the catacombs of San Pietro and Marcellinus Details of faces—7th century fresco devotional fresco (The Pontifical Commission of Sacred Archaeology) When a sinkhole opened up after a pipe broke underneath the convent and school of the Instituto Sacra Famiglia on Rome's Via Casilina, the sisters there received a surprise--about 1,200 surprises, in fact. The partial collapse of the building's foundation revealed five large chambers in which the remains of more than a thousand individuals had been interred almost simultaneously sometime at the beginning of the third century...
  • Researchers Enter Imperial Tomb (Japan)

    02/22/2008 2:04:21 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 97+ views
    Daily Yomiuri Online ^ | 2-23-2008 | Yomiuri Shimbun
    Researchers enter Imperial tomb The Yomiuri Shimbun NARA--The Japanese Archaeological Association and 15 other academic bodies inspected Gosashi tomb, the burial place of Empress Jingu, in Nara for the first time on Friday. The inspection came after the Imperial Household Agency granted a request by the academic bodies dating back to 1976 to inspect the tombs of emperors and other Imperial family members. Experts hope the move will lead to a full-scale investigation of Imperial tombs and the opening of the burial chambers to the public. The Empress Jingu's tomb has a 270-meter keyhole-shaped tomb mound, built between the late...
  • Archaeologists Granted Access To Japan's Sacred Tombs

    09/20/2007 11:59:40 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 83+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 9-20-2007 | Justin McCurry
    Archaeologists granted access to Japan's sacred tombs The divine origins of Japan's imperial family come under scrutiny as it allows limited access to two burial sites. Justin McCurry in Tokyo Thursday September 20, 2007 Guardian Unlimited (UK) Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attend the opening ceremony of the World Athletics Championships in Osaka last month. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images Japan's imperial household agency is to open the doors to some of the country's mysterious imperial tombs early next year after decades of pressure from archaeologists, in a move expected to anger ultra-conservatives. Experts have long been denied access to the...
  • Victory for Britain's metric martyrs as Eurocrats give up the fight

    09/11/2007 12:44:53 AM PDT · by Stoat · 43 replies · 2,115+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 11, 2007 | BENEDICT BROGAN and PAUL SIMS
    Victory for Britain's metric martyrs as Eurocrats give up the fightBy BENEDICT BROGAN and PAUL SIMS - More by this author » Last updated at 00:05am on 11th September 2007  Brussels will today give up the fight to make Britain drop pints, pounds and miles. The right of Britons to use imperial weights and measures will be enshrined in EU law under plans being announced by the European Commission. Traditional measures will remain legal "until Kingdom come", the Commissioner responsible for the move told the Daily Mail last night. Scroll down for more...Vindicated: The 'Metric Martyr' Steve Thoburn, who...
  • Diary reveals Hirohito war doubts

    03/09/2007 12:39:39 PM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 35 replies · 1,202+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, March 9, 2007 | Steve Jackson
    Did Hirohito play an active part in planning and conducting the war? Japanese emperor Hirohito expressed doubts about going to war with China in the 1930s and 40s, extracts from a diary of one of his advisers reveal. They show Hirohito was afraid the Soviet Union would intervene. The diary by Kuraji Ogura, who worked as a chamberlain to Hirohito in World War II, was found recently and parts have been published in Japan's media. The full text may help solve the debate about how much responsibility the emperor had for Japan's wartime action. South Pacific visit The document...
  • Legal immigrants accuse nursery of forced labor

    02/09/2007 8:33:21 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 22 replies · 712+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | February 9, 2007 | John Christoffersen (A.P.)
    NEW HAVEN -- A dozen Guatemalan workers filed a federal lawsuit Thursday accusing one of the nation's largest nurseries of engaging in human trafficking by forcing them to work nearly 80 hours per week, paying them less than minimum wage and denying them medical care for injuries on the job. The workers, who filed the lawsuit against Imperial Nurseries in Granby and its labor recruiter, say they were promised jobs planting trees in North Carolina for $7.50 per hour. Instead, they say they were taken in a van to Connecticut without their consent, had their passports confiscated so they would...
  • Pelosi, Snow slam critics: 'Silly story' (TONY TRIES TO ACCOMODATE NANCY'S DESIRE FOR A BIGGER RIDE)

    02/08/2007 10:27:25 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 84 replies · 2,255+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | Thursday, February 8, 2007 | Edward Epstein, Chronicle Washington Bureau
    (02-08) 09:45 PST WASHINGTON D.C. -- A political odd couple, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and White House spokesman Tony Snow, today slammed critics of Pelosi's bid to use a government plane that can fly her nonstop between Washington and her home district in San Francisco. "This is a silly story, and I think it's been unfair to the speaker,'' Snow told reporters. E-mail Edward Epstein at eepstein@sfchronicle.com.
  • Nancy Pelosi Wants Bedroom on Jet

    02/08/2007 7:32:14 PM PST · by do the dhue · 178 replies · 4,042+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | newsmax staff
    Critics charge that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is abusing the perks of power by asking for a jumbo military jet with sleeping accommodations for her flights across the country. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Pentagon agreed to provide the speaker, who is second in the line of presidential succession, with a military plane for added security during trips back home. Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, an Illinois Republican, flew in a small commuter-sized Air Force jet. Pelosi wants a larger aircraft that can fly to her San Francisco district without stopping to refuel. Some sources are claiming that Pelosi...
  • Before and after: Iran.

    06/18/2006 6:44:44 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 9 replies · 430+ views
    Stop The Aclu blog ^ | 6-16-06 | Youtube
    Interesting Before and After Video on Iran.
  • screw the democrats and kill the liberals (Patriot zotted by liberal democrat mod!)

    02/10/2006 9:05:11 AM PST · by americaisbestest · 108 replies · 5,596+ views
    patriot
    IM SICK AND TIRED OF ALL THIS TALK OF ETHICS IN CONGRESS AND CHARGES BEING BROUGHT UP AGAINST REPUBLICANS! THE GOVERNMENT KNOWS WHAT ITS DOING SO LIBERALS SHOULD BE QUIET! WE NEED TO ARREST AND KILL ANYONE WHO SPEAKS OUT AND HAVE THE FCC TAKE CONTROL OF ALL THE MEDIA AND REQUIRE LICENCES FOR JOURNALISM! LETS PRAY FOR TOM DELAY THAT HE GETS OUT ALRIGHT! AND THAT ALL THE DEMOCRATS ARE THROWN IN JAIL UNTIL THEY DIE WITHOUT TRIAL! THIS IS A WAR WERE IN! TRUST THE GOVERNMENT FOR ONCE OTHERWISE YOU ARE AN IDIOT AND A COMMUNIST TRAITOR! GOD...
  • Imperium Americanum? Hardly.

    09/12/2005 7:58:36 AM PDT · by EarthStomper · 8 replies · 402+ views
    TechCentralStation.com ^ | 09-12-05 | Max Borders
    Imperialism. The word has become so thinly stretched its meaning is now gossamer. A Google News search of the word reveals a sorry list of headlines, most of which refer to the United States and the current Administration. If nothing else, we can conclude from these that the term is hackneyed: "World Festival of Youth & Students challenges US imperialism" reads one headline. "Fight US Imperialism" says AIDWA, the All India Democratic Women's Association (Odd this: hasn't it been fewer than sixty years since India was under an actual empire?). "US-British oil imperialism" declares a headline from AlJazeera.com. But the...
  • N.C. Hearing Opens on 1979 Klan Killings (imperial wizard set to speak Saturday)

    07/15/2005 8:44:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies · 928+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/15/05 | TIM WHITMIRE
    N.C. Hearing Opens on 1979 Klan Killings By TIM WHITMIRE, Associated Press Writer 32 minutes ago Signe Waller, right, is comforted by Cory Wechler, a friend, on stage as she reads her prepared statement, Friday, July 15, 2005, during the public hearing of the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Greensboro, N.C. Waller was at the November 3, 1979 anti-Ku Klux Klan rally when a violent confrontation between Communist Workers Party members and the Ku Klux at Morningside Homes in Greensboro, left five CWP members dead, including her husband Dr. Jim Waller. (AP Photo/Lynn Hey) GREENSBORO, N.C. - The widow...
  • Mbeki (SA) Lamblasts Brown (UK) For 'Imperial Nostalgia'

    05/29/2005 7:14:11 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 328+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-30-2005 | David Blair
    Mbeki lambasts Brown for 'imperial nostalgia' By David Blair in Johannesburg (Filed: 30/05/2005) President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa rebuked Gordon Brown yesterday, accusing the "presumed successor to Tony Blair" of promoting nostalgia for British imperialism and joining in a "discourse" that "demonises" blacks. Mr Brown is leading the Government's efforts to help Africa during Britain's presidency of the G8 group of rich countries. But any credit this might have earned seems, in Mr Mbeki's mind, to have been dashed by remarks the Chancellor made during his tour of Africa in January. While in Tanzania, Mr Brown said the "days...
  • Unconfirmed: Two Living, Ex-Japanese Soldiers Found in Philippines (Mindanao)

    05/26/2005 8:12:52 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 375 replies · 17,069+ views
    Mainichi News in Tokyo (in Japanese) (linked) ^ | 26 May 2005 | Mainichi Shimbun in Japan (in Japanese)
    <p>Just only a quick blurb in the top news segement today, but Mainichi News reports that two elderly Japanese men in their 80s have turned themselves into or otherwise presented themselves to Japanese authorities in the southern Philippines in Mindanao, apparantly "surrendering" or at least talking to them, after holding our for nearly 60 years in the Philippines following Japan's WWII defeat.</p>
  • Above criticism? (Thomas Sowell)

    04/12/2005 2:35:53 AM PDT · by The Great Yazoo · 10 replies · 796+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2005 | Thomas Sowell
    Over the past several decades, we have gotten used to judges being above the law, so it was perhaps inevitable that we would now be asked to get used to the idea that judges are above criticism. In the wake of the Terri Schiavo case, where a Florida judge ignored Florida law and Congressional subpoenas, and where federal judges ignored Congressional legislation duly signed by the President, some people dared to suggest that judges had overstepped the bounds. Immediately there has been a firestorm of reaction by those who think it is just fine to have judges make social policy,...
  • What Became of the CIA (Clueless in Langley)

    03/01/2005 2:31:03 PM PST · by quidnunc · 11 replies · 840+ views
    Commentary ^ | March 2005 | Gabriel Schoenfeld
    My first personal encounter with the CIA came in 1989. I was living in Washington, D.C., editing a new publication about Communist affairs under the auspices of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. There had been a spate of violence directed against the Communist authorities in Russia; I was among the first to discuss and analyze these events, publishing my findings not only in my own research bulletin but also, to wider attention, in the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. Shortly after my articles appeared I got a phone call from a second secretary of the Soviet...
  • CIA CONSPIRACY THEORIST

    02/16/2005 6:14:19 AM PST · by sinanju · 38 replies · 837+ views
    The Daily Standard ^ | February 16, 2005 | Thomas Joscelyn
    "...According to Scheuer, the tiny nation of Israel is not a valuable ally in the Middle East, but instead the author of a vast conspiracy to hijack the direction of American foreign policy. Scheuer explained to the CFR crowd that Israel dictates the course of its relationship with the United States. He explained, "we can no longer afford to be seen as the dog that's led by the tail." Scheuer further warned, "I don't think we can afford to be led around, or at least appear to be led around by them." So, not only has Israel "covertly" targeted the...
  • Ex-CIA Man Uncovers Jewish Conspiracy!

    02/11/2005 11:37:32 AM PST · by JohnathanRGalt · 58 replies · 1,783+ views
    Wall Street Journal -- Best of the Web ^ | Feb. 10, 2005 | JAMES TARANTO
    Remember Michael Scheuer? He's the former CIA analyst who penned an anonymous book called "Imperial Hubris" attacking the Bush administration's approach to terrorism. When we last saw him, in November, he was explaining to Tim Russert that American support for Israel is to blame for anti-American terrorism, and that Osama bin Laden is "in many ways . . . an admirable man."....
  • ACLU Inauguration Fiasco

    01/14/2005 5:57:02 AM PST · by hdrabon · 120 replies · 2,253+ views
    Personal | 1/14/05 | Hubert D. Rabon
    The ACLU's "constitutional" lawsuit with this Tuesday's Presidential Inauguration is a three-way taxpayer hit: 1. By act of Congress, the ACLU is allowed to bill (likely at the highest rate possible) the government/taxpayers for the costs of bringing the suit, and automatically is paid, regardless of the suits' outcome. 2. By operation, the cost of defending against the suit is charged to the taxpayers, again, likely at the highest rate. 3. By function, the cost of hearing and adjudicating the suit is at taxpayer expense. Of course, it was members of the legal industry, Congress's largest and only functional built-in...
  • Exiled Prince of Vietnam Offers Political Ideology

    11/27/2004 10:59:05 AM PST · by tranvanba · 4 replies · 1,970+ views
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | November 22, 2004 | Vanessa Hoffman
    Last Saturday night brought His Imperial Highness Prince Nguyen Phuc Buu Chanh of Vietnam, Regent of the Imperial Dynasty and President of the Vietnamese Constitutional Monarchist League, to Cornell. The Prince, a member of the Vietnamese imperial family gave a lecture, entitled "Revival of Vietnamese Culture: The Nguyen Dynasty," before a crowd of about 50 people. Maria Nguyen '05, vice president of the Cornell Vietnamese Association sang the American national anthem and then played the national anthem of South Vietnam. Aided by PowerPoint slides, Prince Buu Chanh then began his lecture speaking from a podium draped with the American flag...
  • A Royal Solution for a Nationalist Vietnam

    10/31/2004 8:49:33 AM PST · by tranvanba · 5 replies · 1,063+ views
    PRWEB ^ | October 23, 2004 | The Imperial Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam
    The Imperial Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam is politically pressuring the government of Vietnam to protect the liberty, religious rights of the Vietnamese people as well as the culture, traditions, languages of the Montagnards and Khmer Krom in Vietnam. (PRWEB) October 23, 2004 -- Today, Vietnam is experiencing a minor period of outward growth. Even the most dedicated Communists are abandoning old communist economic policies, which have proven to be ineffective and sometimes harmful. Capitalism is being introduced, with the Communist Party maintained only as a vehicle to exercise absolute control of the elite Party leaders over the common people. The...
  • Government of Vietnam Must Bring Closure to the MIA/POW Before Being Admitted to WTO

    09/10/2004 4:37:28 AM PDT · by tranvanba · 10 replies · 1,246+ views
    News Release PRWEB ^ | September 8, 2004 | The Imperial Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam
    Aurora,IL (PRWEB) September 8, 2004 -- OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS - From the Office of the Leadership of the The Imperial Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam & Vietnamese Constitutional Monarchist League: His Imperial Highness Prince Nguyen Phuc Buu Chanh of Vietnam, Regent of the Imperial Nguyen Dynasty and President of The Vietnamese Constitutional Monarchist League denounces the Communist Government on the return of United States Servicemen MIA or possible POWs’ and Human Rights Record. It has been stated by American Marines and Army Soldiers who are in Vietnam searching for MIA's, that there is corruption within the government of Vietnam. They stated that...
  • Exploring The Mysteries Of Xi'an's Imperial Tombs

    09/03/2004 4:47:29 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 543+ views
    China Daily ^ | 9-3-2004 | David Fullbrook
    Exploring the mysteries of Xi'an's imperial tombs By David Fullbrook (That's Beijing) Updated: 2004-09-03 13:49 Dynasties and empires rose and fell along the Wei He River valley, where Xi'an lies. While the emperors are gone, their legacy awaits the spades and brushes of archaeologists exploring this crucible of Chinese history and culture. Terra-Cotta Warriors in the surburb of Xi'an [file photo] The terracotta warriors, one of archaeology's greatest accidental finds, hint at what else could lie under the barely scratched fields where emperors and aristocrats lie interred beneath 500 burial mounds. These tombs rise out of a fertile plain where...
  • The consequences of joining the club: Inventing Japan: from Empire to Economic Miracle, 1853-1964

    10/25/2003 5:22:24 AM PDT · by risk · 4 replies · 396+ views
    The Spectator (UK) ^ | 27 September 2003 | Jonathan Mirsky
    Ishihara The consequences of joining the club Jonathan MirskyINVENTING JAPAN: FROM EMPIRE TO ECONOMIC MIRACLE, 1853-1964 By Ian Buruma Weidenfeld, £12.99, pp.162, ISBN:1842126873 It didn’t last quite 40 years, but for much of the adult lives of Spectator readers Japan was Top Country; indeed, Harvard’s Ezra Vogel wrote Japan as Number One, and he and many others, including international corporate executives, sought to discover the secret of Japan’s success and wondered how it could be applied in the West. In the late 1990s the bubble burst: Sayonara, Number One. What happened? It is the considerable achievement of Ian Buruma’s...
  • America's Imperial Delusion -- The US drive for world domination has no historical precedent

    06/14/2003 9:01:43 AM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 76 replies · 688+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | June 14, 2003 | Eric Hobsbawm
    America's imperial delusion The US drive for world domination has no historical precedent Eric Hobsbawm Saturday June 14, 2003 The Guardian The present world situation is unprecedented. The great global empires of the past - such as the Spanish and notably the British - bear little comparison with what we see today in the United States empire. A key novelty of the US imperial project is that all other empires knew that they were not the only ones, and none aimed at global domination. None believed themselves invulnerable, even if they believed themselves to be central to the world -...
  • 57 years late, UK honours its Indian war heroes

    11/06/2002 10:51:34 AM PST · by psywarrior · 3 replies · 310+ views
    THE TIMES OF INDIA ^ | [ WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2002 07:55:58 PM ] | RASHMEE Z AHMED
    LONDON: Fifty-seven years late and after 2.5 million Indian soldiers gallantly served, bled and died for the King and the Empire during the Second World War, the British Queen is finally honouring their sacrifice in stone and reminding the former Raj of its 'forgotten' heroes. But the controversy continues about whether Britain can really be reminded about something it never knew or wanted to know. This includes the heroism of 'greats' the average British schoolchild still knows nothing about, including Subedar Khudadad Khan, the first Indian holder of the Victoria Cross and RAF Squadron Leader Mahinder Singh Pujji, one of...