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  • Get to Know the Global Superstars of Wine

    03/29/2014 7:20:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 27, 2014 | Will Lyons
    What every wine drinker should know about Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Riesling"I KNOW NOTHING about wine—where do I start?" is perhaps the most frequent question I am asked. An obvious starting point is with grape varieties, which each have their own distinctive character and flavor. There are more than 5,000 varieties of wine grapes planted in the world. Luckily, for those new to the subject, only 100 or so have enough appeal to be deemed commercially viable. Luckier still, it's a relatively small number that have found international recognition. Jean-Manuel Duvivier These used...
  • Obama's 'Flexibility' Leads to a Dangerous World

    03/28/2014 11:04:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28 | Michael Barone
    "This is my last election," President Obama said in words caught on an open mic. "After my election, I have more flexibility." He was speaking in Seoul, South Korea, in March 2012, almost exactly two years ago, to Dmitry Medvedev, then in his last year as Vladimir Putin's stand-in president of Russia. The subject was missile defense, and Obama was apparently seeking time to assuage Russia's objections that a proposed U.S. missile defense system, sited in Romania, Poland, Turkey and Spain, would not be aimed at Russian missiles. Earlier, in September 2009, Obama canceled missile defense installations in Poland and...
  • Netanyahu Slams International 'Hypocrisy' Over Iran Arms Ship

    03/10/2014 9:39:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    inn ^ | 3/10/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Israel is displaying the weapons cache from the Iranian shipment to Gaza on Monday, in a bid to show the international community the 'true face' behind the Islamic Republic. The IDF spokesperson's office announced Sunday that the Klos C ship, which docked in Eilat over the weekend, has been unloaded and all the contents examined. The list includes: 40 M-302 rockets, with a range of 90 to 160 km; 181 mortar shells, 122 mm caliber; about 400,000 bullets, 7.62 caliber - which are usually used in Kalashnikov-type assault rifles.
  • Obama Should Go to Sochi

    01/03/2014 6:26:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 3, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    With twin suicide bombings in Volgograd, at a train station and on a trolley, 34 Russians are dead and scores are injured and hospitalized. Moscow and the world have been put on notice by Doku Umarov, the Chechen Islamic terrorist, that the winter Olympics in Sochi, six weeks away, may not now be safe for visitors. How should friends of Russia respond? President Obama, in a gesture of solidarity with the Russian people, who have suffered more than any European people from Islamic terror since 9/11, should announce he has changed his mind and will be going to Sochi. The...
  • John Kerry Working with the U.N. to Stop Execution of Illegal Alien Cop Killer in Texas

    12/17/2013 7:26:38 PM PST · by montag813 · 77 replies
    Top Right Wordpress News ^ | 12-17-2013 | John Urban
    Above: Perennial traitor John Kerry's new mission: save the life of ghoulish illegal alien cop-killer Edgar Arias Tamayo.- by John UrbanTop Right NewsWhen John Kerry isn't busy trying to help Iran obtain nuclear weapons or stabbing Israel in the back, he is doing the bidding of the United Nations -- and Mexico -- trying to save the life of an illegal alien cop-killer.You heard that right. Edgar Arias Tamayo, a 46-year old Mexican man, was in the country illegally when he killed Houston police officer Guy Gaddis. Tamayo was arrested by Gaddis outside a nightclub in 1994 for robbery. While...
  • For Pakistan and the United States, it's one Delusion After Another

    12/03/2013 4:14:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Not many foreign policy experts would argue with the proposition that the country with which the United States has the most problematic relationship is Pakistan. Most Americans, when they have thought about it, have taken a similar view since Osama bin Laden was killed in a raid by Navy SEAL Team Six in May 2011. Bin Laden was hiding in plain sight in Abbottabad, Pakistan, just a few miles from Pakistan's military academy. It is hard to believe that his whereabouts weren't known to Pakistan's military or its intelligence agency, the ISI. It has been apparent for some time to...
  • US adults are dumber than the average human

    10/08/2013 4:11:22 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 99 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/08/13 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — It’s long been known that America’s school kids haven’t measured well compared with international peers. Now, there’s a new twist: Adults don’t either. In math, reading and problem-solving using technology – all skills considered critical for global competitiveness and economic strength – American adults scored below the international average on a global test, according to results released Tuesday.
  • America's New Isolationism

    09/24/2013 4:59:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2013 | Michael Barone
    America has gone back to isolationism, many commentators are saying. Not just the dovish Democrats, but also Republicans who were so hawkish a decade ago are turning away from the world. There is something to this, but it's more complicated than that. To understand where we are, it's helpful to put today's developments in historic perspective. One picture of American history has it that this country left the rest of the world alone through most of its history, was pulled into world politics by World War II and the Cold War and is now just reverting to its norm. The...
  • BrickStix, company inspired by a 9-year-old's idea, lands deal with Toys "R" Us (WI)

    09/21/2013 5:07:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9-20-13 | Kathleen Gallagher
    BrickStix LLC, a Hartland company formed around an idea young Greyson MacLean had for making removable stickers for Lego bricks, has reached an agreement with Toys "R" Us that will have the retailer carrying the stickers in in all of its stores. The company's stickers will be in nearly 600 Toys "R" Us stores, said Matt MacLean, Greyson's father and BrickStix's lawyer. BrickStix began shipping its patent-pending stickers to the retailer on Thursday, and the product will be available in stores later this month, he said. They are already sold in smaller toy stores across the country, at Harrods department...
  • Breaking News: Syria accepts Russian proposal to put chemical weapons under international control

    09/10/2013 4:24:29 AM PDT · by maggief · 81 replies
    Interfax ^ | September 10, 2013
    (Headline only) Breaking News: Syria accepts Russian proposal to put chemical weapons under international control - Interfax
  • Fox News Poll: Voters say US less respected since Obama took office

    09/10/2013 5:42:16 AM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Sept 9, 2013 | Dana Blanton
    Nearly half of American voters -- 48 percent -- think the United States is less respected around the world today than it was five years ago. That’s up from 37 percent who felt that way last year, according to a Fox News poll. Among Democrats, 25 percent say the U.S. is more respected around the world today. That’s a 27 percentage-point drop from 52 percent last year.
  • On Syria, Obama Is All Over the Map

    09/06/2013 4:28:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    When it comes to President Obama's prowess as commander in chief, "leading from behind," at this point, would be a step up. Some believe that the United States should engage in military action in foreign countries when America's national interests or those of our allies are at stake. Some believe we should rarely do so, perhaps only when we are under attack. Some think we should actively export democracy to other nations, whether or not our national security interests are currently on the line. And some, like President Obama, are literally all over the map, a quagmire of incoherency. Since...
  • The Wrong Target on WMDs

    09/04/2013 3:15:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 3, 2013 | Mona Charen
    Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: It has to be shattered before being ascertained. --Vladimir Nabokov After 9/11, the prevailing view was that "nothing would ever be the same." The sight of bodies plunging 100 stories from the flaming towers of the World Trade Center seared into our psyches the reality that America has cruel and wanton enemies. The USA Patriot Act, which sought to repair some of the intelligence lapses that permitted the 9/11 attacks to go undiscovered, passed the House by a vote of 357 to 66 and the Senate by 98 to...
  • U.S. would only act on Syria with international community: Hagel

    08/26/2013 5:30:33 AM PDT · by don-o · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 26, 2013
    Reuters) - The United States would only take action on Syria in concert with the international community and with legal justification in response to the alleged chemical weapons attacks in Damascus, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Monday. snip "We are analyzing the intelligence. And we will get the facts. And if there is any action taken, it will be concert with the international community and within the framework of legal justification."
  • You can help name newly discovered planets, if you follow the rules

    08/16/2013 10:55:42 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    The Verge ^ | 8/15/13 | Nathan Olivarez-Giles
    For decades, the names given to newly discovered planets have almost always failed to live up to the excitement these celestial finds represent. (Take for example forgettable monikers such as CFBDSIR2149, HD 189733b, 55 Cancri e, and Kepler-69c.) The organization that oversee's the naming of new planets, the International Astronomical Union (IAU), knows that these titles are the opposite of cool and catchy. And thankfully, something is being done about it — the IAU is moving away from leaving selective working groups to name planets and opening up the process to the public. Unsurprisingly, there are a few rules that...
  • Huge fire rages at Kenya's Nairobi international airport

    08/07/2013 1:08:09 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 14 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 07 Aug 2013 | Mike Pflanz
    A huge fire destroyed a large part of Nairobi’s international airport early on Wednesday, closing East Africa's most important transport hub with dozens of high-season holiday flights diverted and disruption expected to last days. It is the 15th anniversary of al-Qaeda attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania but officials said there was no immediate indication the fire was caused by a bomb or a deliberate act. The Kenya Red Cross said that there were no reports of casualties.
  • What is the law concerning a found moneygram money order?The receipt/stub is still attached.

    08/05/2013 6:47:29 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 45 replies
    myself | 08/05/2013 | moonshinner_09
    I found a international moneygram money order in the parking lot in a busy shopping plaza.There is no name, address, or other information on it. There is a dollar amount printed on . I called Moneygram customer service, but just got a recording. I called local stores here, but they weren't able to give me any information (or advice). I was trying to locate the owner, so I can return it to him. Now that I can't find the owner, what should I do? I've never had a money order, so what is the legal issues regarding it? Is it...
  • No closer to common ground: Hearing airs concerns on Common Core

    05/23/2013 6:06:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 5-22-13 | Ryan Ekvall
    MADISON –Nearly three years after state Superintendent Tony Evers signed off on implementing the Common Core State Standards, the Assembly and Senate committees on education got around to holding a public hearing to get the facts on the changes in Wisconsin classrooms. The room was packed Wednesday, mostly made up of ‘stop Common Core’ advocates with signs and red T-shirts. There was no mixing up these Common Core opponents with the suit-wearing government bureaucrats and experts asked to testify. Some attendees were shipped down the hall to an overflow room to watch the hearing. The showing at the Capitol could...
  • In Hours, Thieves Took $45 Million in A.T.M. Scheme

    05/10/2013 4:27:55 PM PDT · by dennisw · 17 replies
    nytimes ^ | May 9, 2013 | By MARC SANTORA
    It was a brazen bank heist, but a 21st-century version in which the criminals never wore ski masks, threatened a teller or set foot in a vault. In two precision operations that involved people in more than two dozen countries acting in close coordination and with surgical precision, thieves stole $45 million from thousands of A.T.M.'s in a matter of hours. In New York City alone, the thieves responsible for A.T.M. withdrawals struck 2,904 machines over 10 hours starting on Feb. 19, withdrawing $2.4 million. The operation included sophisticated computer experts operating in the shadowy world of Internet hacking, manipulating...
  • Potential Dark Matter Discovery a Win for Space Station Science

    04/04/2013 12:52:30 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | 4/4/13
    Potential Dark Matter Discovery a Win for Space Station Science April 04, 2013; 7:56 AM If nature is kind, the first detection of dark matter might be credited to the International Space Station soon. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment hangs on the side of the International Space Station, July 12, 2011. CREDIT: NASAToday (April 3), researchers announced the first science results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), a $2 billion cosmic-ray particle detector mounted on the exterior of the football-field-size International Space Station. The instrument has observed a striking pattern of antimatter particles called positrons that may turn out to...
  • U.S. Border Patrol Uniforms Manufactured in Mexico

    03/25/2013 7:12:29 PM PDT · by haffast · 5 replies
    CNSnews.com ^ | March 25, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has granted uniform contracts to VF Imagewear, Inc., an apparel company that relies on manufacturing sites in Mexico for a “significant percentage” of its occupational garments. The latest contract with the company was awarded on Dec. 20, 2012, to make “uniform and insignia items” for the CBP at an estimated cost of $6,157,997.57, and a ceiling of $8 million. The CBP, which is responsible for protecting America’s borders, told CNSNews.com that items from VF Imagewear, a subsidiary of VF Corporation, are manufactured in a number of locations, “including Mexico.” “There are no...
  • An Anti-Semite Walks Into a Bar … Amnesty International U.K. official reprimanded after tweeting

    11/26/2012 7:28:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/26/12 | Adam Kredo
    A senior official with the human rights organization Amnesty International has been reprimanded for making an anti-Semitic joke about several British lawmakers. Kristyan Benedict, campaigns manager for Amnesty’s United Kingdom affiliate, drew widespread criticism from Jewish leaders and others after making an offensive joke about several British lawmakers who are Jewish. Benedict has a history of taking controversial stances against the Jewish state and once threatened to “smack” a pro-Israel writer on his “little bald head.” His most recent comments took aim at Jewish members of Parliament for their support of Israel during its most recent conflict with Palestinian terrorists...
  • Iowa warns international observers of arrest

    10/31/2012 10:07:19 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 12 replies
    politco ^ | BOBBY CERVANTES
    Iowa has joined Texas in warning international election observers of possible criminal prosecution if they violate state laws and get near polling places on Election Day. Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz — like Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott last week — on Tuesday threatened Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe election observers with arrest if they came within 300 feet of a polling place’s entrance, in violation of state law. (In Texas, it’s 100 feet.)
  • Honduras to reevaluate gun control laws: How will it impact violence in the region? (Barf Alert)

    10/19/2012 6:00:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | 18 October, 2012 | Edward Fox's
    The Honduran government is reportedly set to conduct a review of its gun laws in an apparent effort to combat rising violence levels, though equal emphasis will need to be made on addressing endemic corruption and weak institutions to solidify any gains. Matias Funes, a representative from the independent Commission on Public Security Reform (CRSP), said on Oct. 16 that Honduras’ gun laws are in need of urgent revision if efforts are to be made to combat the country’s endemically high level of violence, reported La Tribuna. Security Minister Pompeyo Bonilla said the government agreed a review of the law...
  • U.S. gun culture diagnosed as a social disease(Uber Barf Alert)

    09/26/2012 4:06:26 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    peoplesworld.org ^ | 25 September, 2012 | Albert Bender
    Recently, a delegation from Tucson composed of some of the survivors of the mass shooting of January 2011, in which Rep. Gabby Giffords was gravely injured, met with the U.S. attorney general, urging him to take action and letting him know they expect President Obama to present a specific plan to reduce the horrific gun violence plaguing the nation. In the wake of the two mass shootings this summer, some American physicians consider this country's gun violence a social disease. Mass murders of citizens by other citizens occur here with a frequency seen in no other nation in the world....
  • Digital Pedagogies and its use in education and schools

    09/17/2012 12:34:00 AM PDT · by Taaleem India · 4 replies
    Within two decades, the Internet has democratised access to information in many parts of the world. This global network of networks currentlyconnects more than two billion users worldwide (World Internet Stats, 2011), driving significant changes in the way we socialise, work, learn, and, indeed, live. One aspect of lifestyle that has significantly evolved with technology is learning. Teacher-to-student and peer-to-peercommunication and learning are increasingly supported by digital technologies; in particular, social media technologieshave ushered in the age of connectivist learning, introducing a completely new set of principles of learning and learning design centred on collective sharing of tools and information....
  • Assange: How a cosy chat with the president of Ecuador turned into a diplomatic headache for Britain

    08/19/2012 12:15:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | August 19, 2012 | Harriet Alexander, Philip Sherwell in New York and Hugo Carro in Quito
    One was an Australian computer hacker; the other a head of state. They did not speak each other’s language; and their first encounter was a videolink conversation across 6,000miles. ....“Welcome to the club of the persecuted!” a beaming Mr Correa[President of Ecuador]told the grinning Australian. ...on Mr Assange’s Russian television chat show in May, the Ecuadorean discussed at great length his resentment of American“imperialism”, and his vehement dislike of big business, media barons and “elites”. ..........Mr Assange nodded knowingly....... The two men laughed and joked as they congratulated each other on their pariah status. ......On Thursday, Mr Correa’s government announced...
  • Suspicion about explosives in two flights to the USA

    08/15/2012 6:19:05 PM PDT · by wtd · 3 replies
    translated from Focus.De ^ | 8/15/2012 | VladTepesblog/Eeyore
    Suspicion about explosives in two flights to the USA According to information from FOCUS Online, serious incidents happened on Tuesday in two transatlantic flights to the USA from the Frankfurt airport. The two planes remained for security reasons on the ground due to the strong suspicion that explosive charges were placed in the washrooms (of the planes). As confirmed by US Airways on Wednesday upon request, flight 703 to Philadelphia was – among others – cancelled. This was also confirmed by eyewitnesses to FOCUS Online. After having checked-in, one was told that an indefinable package was found in the washrooms...
  • 'Spiritual Olympics' Series (S.O.S.): A Glimpse of Mormonism Around the Globe [Vanity]

    08/11/2012 8:00:00 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 83 replies
    Colofornian | Aug. 11, 2012 | Colofornian
    The apostle Paul -- and other Biblical men of God who constructed the New Testament -- at times used athletic words and analogies of the day. James used the word "swift" (James 1:19); John talked about overcoming (1 John 5:4); and the apostle Paul wrote about exercise (1 Tim. 4:7); wrestling (Eph. 6:12); striving (within preparation boundaries) (2 Tim. 2:5), and running a race (1 Cor. 9:24). The author of Hebrews also discussed the need to "lay aside every weight" (Heb. 12:1). The Greek word for "weight" -- ogkos -- was a burden or something heavy or cumberson enough that...
  • Stylized Figure Pendant, 5th–7th century Panama; International Style Gold

    07/25/2012 10:18:23 AM PDT · by muawiyah · 15 replies
    metropolitan museum of art ^ | 1977 | Alice K. Bache
    Cast in gold over a core, this stylized anthropomorphic figure fluidly integrates human and animal traits. A realistic human face capped by a sweeping headdress extends forward from the abstract body. The generalized depictions of crouching legs, outspread wings, and notched fishtail may connote earth, sky, and sea. The pendant is part of a group of ornaments of uniform style and technology. Both the puzzling combination of elements from different creatures and the superbly finished surfaces set the pendants in the group apart from other Central American goldwork. The group is widely distributed—they are known from Colombia in the south...
  • Putin: Don't rush to strike Iran

    06/25/2012 4:58:03 PM PDT · by MCSP2008 · 16 replies
    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4247178,00.html ^ | Latest Update: 06.25.12, 22:47 / Israel News | Attila Somfalvi
    President Vladimir Putin expressed his reservations over the prospect of a military strike in Iran, urging Israel Monday to learn from negative US experience in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Triple Lutz Report-Robert Chapman, 1935-2012-Rest In Peace--07.JUN.12

    06/07/2012 9:47:42 AM PDT · by appeal2
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 06/07/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    To all of you out there listening, as always, a heart felt thanks. We've been at BlogWorld New York for the past few days, figuring out how to better do the show and better serve your needs. But I wanted to take a break and acknowledge the passing of our close friend, Bob Chapman, The International Forecaster. While we sent out an email to everyone on our list, we wanted to make sure that each of you understood the importance and reverance with which we held Bob. He was a clear voice of reason in a very confused and confusing...
  • Panetta: ‘International Permission’ Trumps Congressional Permission For Military Actions (video)

    03/08/2012 9:36:52 AM PST · by Signalman · 18 replies
    conservativebyte.com ^ | 3/8/2012 | Conservative Byte
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta appeared at a Senate Armed Services Committee congressional hearing, where he said “legal basis” was needed to initiate a no-fly zone over Syria. (video at link)
  • Don't Cry For Me, America (Are we following in the footsteps of Argentina?)

    01/07/2012 2:32:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Director Blue ^ | November 21, 2009
    In the early 20th century, Argentina was one of the richest countries in the world. While Great Britain's maritime power and its far-flung empire had propelled it to a dominant position among the world's industrialized nations, only the United States challenged Argentina for the position of the world's second-most powerful economy. It was blessed with abundant agriculture, vast swaths of rich farmland laced with navigable rivers and an accessible port system. Its level of industrialization was higher than many European countries: railroads, automobiles and telephones were commonplace. In 1916, a new president was elected. Hipólito Irigoyen had formed a party...
  • Palestinians plan diplomatic steps to put Israel under 'international siege'

    01/01/2012 8:59:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 1/1/12 | Barak Ravid
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's envoy Isaac Molho will meet with top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat in Amman Tuesday for preliminary talks aimed at setting an agenda for peace negotiations, even as the Palestinians are preparing a diplomatic campaign that aims to put Israel under "a real international siege." (Snip) The diplomatic offensive the Palestinians are planning to launch later this month could include pushing the UN Security Council to pass a resolution condemning settlement construction and urging the International Criminal Court to try Israel for war crimes related to its 2008-2009 incursion into the Gaza Strip.
  • Meet The Growing Number Of Americans Who Want To Move Abroad

    11/10/2011 8:11:16 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 106 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Nov. 8, 2011, 5:21 PM | Abby Rogers and Gus Lubin
    A growing number of Americans is thinking about turning expat, according to a survey by America Wave and Zogby International. The share of Americans planning to relocate increased to 2.5 percent from 0.8 percent in 2009. If this number describes the entire population, that means around 6 million Americans are planning on leaving the country. America Wave's Bob Adams (a Business Insider contributor) found that single people, political conservatives and men were more likely to be in this group.
  • Perry's debate-disaster: "Ahm, oops, sorry" (Der Spiegel Report from Germany - Translation)

    11/10/2011 1:48:39 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 55 replies
    Der Spiegel Online (in German) ^ | 10 November 2011 | Marc Pitzke, Reporter
    (Machine Translation from German to English) -- ("Perry' s Debatten-Desaster : "Ähm, oops, sorry"): "There should be a settlement with the intra-party rivals Herman Cain, but then Rick Perry catapulted out of the presidential race in the U.S. Republicans. In a televised debate of the candidates had the Texans a highly embarrassing blackout. It is exactly 21.20 clock in Michigan, as Rick Perry 's presidential ambitions. For almost one and a half hours, the top eight candidates debated the U.S. Republicans already in the north gym of Oakland University in Detroit.
  • US Most Aggressive Internation Tax Collector

    11/05/2011 5:33:40 PM PDT · by next media · 1 replies
    vUSBC News Blog ^ | 2011, 11, 06 | The USBC Wire
    "...John Christensen, director at Tax Justice Network said "You are definitely better off not being American" when it comes to offshore income. President Obama’s historically low approval ratings have been attributed in part to the divisive class-warfare rhetoric he is known to employ. Critics say that not only does his divisive speech exacerbate problems in the US but large amounts of potential revenue are lost because of tax payers sheltering their income from excessive taxation..."
  • Japanese Language News Coverage Takes Off Re: HERMAN CAIN Campaign Phenomenon (My Translations)

    10/13/2011 1:40:41 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 24 replies
    Starting with the "top of the fold" Japanese Version of the daily "Wall Street Journal", the Japanese vernacular press is brimming full of articles mentioning Herman Cain is the new front runner in the GOP race for the party's nomination for 2012. This news seems to have exploded overnight.It will be quite a task to translate all these in full. Here are some representative samples from today I saw, using "Google Japan (News)". I shall endeavor to provide a URL link and title translation for just a segment of them, which have all appeared in the last 48 hours, particularly...
  • Australia: More Bad News For Solar Power

    08/19/2011 8:09:59 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 7 replies
    The Winston Review ^ | August 20, 2011 | -TWR-
    It’s tough times for the solar power “industry” in the United States and Down Under. How tough? The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports, “The only Australian company which manufactures solar cells is closing the operation. Ilex Solar has announced it will stop making the cells at its western Sydney facility, with 30 jobs to be lost. The company will continue to make solar panels, using imported components.” “In other words, solar isn’t viable unless solar-equipped households get lots of money from other taxpayers,” responds writer and blogger, Tim Blair of The Daily Telegraph, Sydney. More bad news from The Australian: “Industry...
  • U.S. diplomat tells Indian school children train journey made her look 'dirty and dark' like them

    08/14/2011 9:10:01 PM PDT · by AnotherUnixGeek · 14 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 14th August 2011 | JOHN STEVENS
    The U.S. has apologised after a diplomat told Indian school children that she looked like them when her 'skin became dirty and dark' after a long train journey.
  • The International House of Obama Gaffes

    05/28/2011 10:55:09 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-28-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    So much for president perfect eh libs? I thought this was the guy that was going to restore our standing in the world! From the conservative standpoint his trip to Britain was a smashing success. A shorter way to put that is, "we told you so!"He should open up a business... The menu would be pretty robust: France: Enough already! If I wanted red "whine" I'd go to my local party meeting. India: "I'm not going anywhere near those dots, I've never had to connect any and I ain't starting now!" Japan: "Seriously? Just because I'm bowing in this gay...
  • AP sources: White House set to unveil cyber plan

    05/12/2011 3:41:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 5/12/11 | Lolita Baldor
    The White House on Thursday is expected to unveil its proposal to enhance the nation's cybersecurity, laying out plans to require industry to better protect systems that run critical infrastructure like the electrical grid, financial systems and nuclear power plants. The Obama administration also is insisting that companies tell consumers when their personal information has been compromised. According to cybersecurity experts familiar with the plan, the administration's proposed legislation also would instruct federal agencies to more closely monitor their computer networks. Several House and Senate committees have been working on cybersecurity legislation for the past two years, while waiting for...
  • BRIC Reds: “International Financial System Must Be Reformed”

    04/14/2011 4:20:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    trevorloudon.com ^ | 4/14/11 | Trevor Loudon
    Of the five countries listed below, four, Brazil, South Africa, Russia and China are led by current, or former communists – in the case of Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff and South Africa’s Jacob Zuma, former communist terrorists. From Cuba’s Prensa Latina. Beijing, Apr. 14 China repeated its call for reform of the international financial and monetary system, with better representation of emerging economies and developing countries. Fair, inclusive, and well-managed systems must be established to support global economic development, President Hu Jintao sid during a summit meeting of the BRICS bloc in Sanya, on the southern island of Hainan. The meeting...
  • Analysis: International coalition for Libya operation is smallest since end of Cold War

    03/25/2011 2:34:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    hot air ^ | 3/25/11 | Allahpundit
    How dishonest has the left/media spin about The One’s alleged diplomatic triumph been? Go look at the sentence Jeffrey Goldberg pulled from Reuters’s latest excrescence. Somewhere Tony Blair is reading these comparisons of Obama’s League of Justice to Cowboy George having “gone it alone” and wondering if he hallucinated those years of endless screeching about him being “Bush’s poodle” for sending thousands of British troops to hold southern Iraq together. Anyway, here’s how triumphant our coalition-building triumph is: The Cable compiled a chart listing all the countries that contributed at least some military assets to the five major military operations...
  • Video of Mexican Military Crossing American Border & Stopping Cars For Inspection

    02/16/2011 3:35:08 PM PST · by OneVike · 51 replies
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 2/16/10 | Chuck Wolk
    It seems that Mexico violated international law by illegally entering into the United States.  The incursion has been caught on video at the Anzalduas International Bridge. You will see the international boundary that separates the United States from Mexico and what authorities on this side of the border seem to think is a truck packed with armed men crossing into the United States. The video clearly shows a large military-transport vehicle drive north on the Anzalduas bridge over the international boundary. There were at least a dozen armed military men in the back  of the truck which was traveling...
  • Possible Mexican Military Incursion On U.S. Soil

    02/16/2011 6:29:39 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 31 replies
    http://www.krgv.com ^ | Polo Sandoval
    MISSION - CHANNEL 5 NEWS is exposing what appears to be a Mexican military incursion into the United States. It was all caught on camera. We froze surveillance video taken at the Anzalduas International Bridge. What you see is the international boundary that separates the United States from Mexico and what authorities on this side of the border seem to think is a truck packed with armed men crossing into the United States. The video clearly shows a large military-transport vehicle drive north on the Anzalduas bridge over the international boundary. We counted at least a dozen armed men in...
  • Ron Paul Warns America To Stay Out Of Egypt, Rails Against Foreign Aid In CPAC Speech

    02/12/2011 10:25:48 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 126 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite.com ^ | 02/12/2011 | Ron Paul
    Given the contentious relationship between his followers and many in the conservative movement, it’s safe to say that Rep. Ron Paul’s address to CPAC this year was one of the more anticipated speeches of the political holiday weekend. And Rep. Paul delivered: railing against the “neo-Jacobins” that passed the PATRIOT Act, calling for drastic cuts in military spending, and a passionate repudiation of the Federal Reserve. Opening with a jubilant recognition of the results of last November’s midterms– and, especially, the election of his son Rand to the Senate– the tenor of Paul’s speech was mostly combative towards the more...
  • Is Queen Rania the Next Target of Middle Eastern Violence?

    02/11/2011 12:53:11 PM PST · by robowombat · 29 replies · 3+ views
    The Stir Blog ^ | February 9, 2011 | Sasha Brown-Worsham
    Is Queen Rania the Next Target of Middle Eastern Violence? Posted by Sasha Brown-Worsham on February 9, 2011 at 1:25 PM Comments (4)| Likes (5) Share 18 Queen Rania of Jordan is undoubtedly an international celebrity. Most of this is due to her marked beauty and taste for fine things. But her lavish lifestyle may soon come to end as Jordan is showing some signs that it could be the next Egypt or Tunisia. Recent revolts, like the ones that took out Tunisia's Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and currently threaten Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak, have been played out on...
  • Merger Could Take NYSE Out of American Control

    02/11/2011 6:56:57 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 12 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 02/11/2011 | CHRIS GLORIOSO
    A German company is in high-level talks to acquire the New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street's most recognizable institution. According to reports published in both the German and American financial press, Deutsche Borse, a Frankfurt-based stock exchange is seeking to take a 60 percent ownership interest in the NYSE. The merger would create the world's largest financial exchange. News of the deal sent both NYSE and Deutsche Borse stock soaring Thursday. If US and European regulators sign off on the plan, the new parent company would have dual headquarters in Germany and America. The merger is not expected to result...