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  • Confused about the Pepsi/fetal cell issue? Here are the facts (2012 flashback)

    07/29/2015 10:10:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    life site news ^ | 7/29/15 | Apr 3, 2012 -
    I have received a few requests from pro-lifers like Vicki:Can you provide some clarity to the Pepsi/cells from aborted babies controversy.  I cannot sort out whether this is valid or not. Yes and NoBottom line: There are no aborted embryonic or fetal cells in any of PepsiCo’s final products.But: Aborted cells are used in the development of artificial flavor enhancers by biotech company Senomyx, with which PepsiCo signed a four-year, $30 million agreement in 2010 for research and development. No Pepsi products containing Senonymx flavor enhancers should be expected until 2013.Senomyx’s disputed cell line is HEK-293, derived from the kidney...
  • As Hillary’s Numbers Dip, Benghazi Rises As an Issue

    06/04/2015 12:48:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    The Fiscal Times on Yahooie!! ^ | 6/3/15 | Eric Pianin
    There was a ton of bad news for Hillary Clinton in two new polls that put the former Secretary of State’s favorability deeper into negative territory amid harsh voter assessments of her personality – particularly her trustworthiness. When asked by CNN/ORC if Clinton was honest and trustworthy, only 42 percent of respondents said yes while 57 percent said no. That was down from 50/49 percent in March and 56/43 percent in March 2014. Clinton’s favorability ratings are also the lowest in a Washington Post-ABC News poll since April 2008 when she first sought the Democratic presidential nomination. Today, just 41...
  • U.S. Mid-Terms, Tom Steyer and the Death of 'Climate Change' As a Serious Political Issue

    11/06/2014 5:34:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/06/14 | James Delingpole
    There are many reasons to celebrate the Republican party surge in the US mid-term elections but for me they boil down to two words: "Tom" and "Steyer." If you had to pick one person who embodied everything that is most irritating and wrong about the Obama administration - the Solyndra-style crony capitalism, the war on free markets, small business and cheap energy, the hypocrisy, the injustice, the dogged pursuit of suicidal leftist causes - then liberal billionaire Tom Steyer is your man. And this is what is so good about the US mid-term results. Not only did they personally cost...
  • Journalists should leave their jobs; Taliban issued warning to Pakistani journalists

    12/14/2013 10:52:22 AM PST · by musarratullah · 4 replies
    own | 15 december 2013 | musarrat ullah jan
    Khar, 15 December, 2013. Some journalists start blaming the Taliban to get the visa & immigration in the west especially to leave the country and go to USA and UK, but they remember that it’s not the way. This is the latest statement of Tehreek Taliban Pakistan Ex Spokesman Ihsan Ullah Ihsan (Sajjad Momand) , which he released through social media. In Urdu statement Ihsan Ullah Ihsan also informed that some a journalist sends letter him about Taliban threat, which is fake letter , because Taliban nor interested to on that journalist nor in the past nor will b in...
  • Southerland: Shutdown fight a ‘moral issue’

    10/05/2013 9:14:23 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies ^ | October 5, 2013 | VALERIE GARMAN
    PANAMA CITY — For U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, the federal government shutdown is a fight to hold every American to the same standard under the country’s new health care law. Along with the House Republican majority, Southerland, R-Panama City, has backed resolutions to eliminate Affordable Care Act subsidies for members of Congress and delay the individual mandate for a year to avert a government shutdown. Democrats have said they will not negotiate until the government is reopened and the debt limit raised. Southerland said the Democratic-controlled Senate’s rejection of the proposal and refusal to negotiate is setting a dangerous precedent...
  • A look at why the Benghazi issue keeps coming back

    05/18/2013 2:55:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/18/13 | Connie Cass - Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The night of smoke, chaos, gunfire and grenades that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, is well-documented. Eight months later, it is the decisions made back in Washington that remain murky and in perpetual dispute. Why was a diplomatic outpost left so poorly protected? Should the Pentagon have rushed jets or special forces to the rescue when the assault began? Did President Barack Obama's administration obscure the true nature of the terrorist attack to help him get re-elected? Congressional Republicans are poking for evidence of incompetence and cover-up in the ashes of the Sept. 11 anniversary attack....
  • The Nikon D600 Has Sensor Dust Issues

    10/22/2012 11:22:29 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 26 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Oct.23, 2012 | Roger Cicala
    We tend not to get too excited about sensor dust problems at LensRentals; we clean sensors on every camera after every rental, so it’s just routine. When we started carrying the Nikon D600, they all arrived with a fair amount of dust, but that’s pretty routine, too. Manufacturing and shipping can be a dusty experience. When our techs started complaining that D600s were all coming back from their first rental with a lot more dust (despite being freshly cleaned before leaving) we didn’t pay much attention to that either. We all remember the oil/dust issues the D3x and D3s had....
  • Paris-US flight diverted for 'security issue'

    05/22/2012 10:44:58 AM PDT · by Doogle · 58 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 05/22/12 | AP via FOX
    BANGOR, Maine – A US Airways jet flying from Paris to Charlotte, North Carolina, has been diverted to Maine because of what an airline spokesman calls a "security issue." A North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman says two F-15 fighters were scrambled to escort the plane. A person briefed on the incident said a passenger announced she had a surgically implanted device. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because it involved sensitive law enforcement information. US Airways spokesman Andrew Christie says the jet with 179 passengers was diverted around noon Tuesday to Bangor International Airport. He says there was...
  • Flashback: Obama In 2006 Says, “I’ve Had Enough of Using Terrorism As a Wedge Issue”

    05/02/2012 12:44:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 5/2/12 | zip
    Yeah, but that was before he personally swooped in and took out Osama bin Laden with his bare hands. ( – Speaking in Iowa in 2006, Sen. Barack Obama said, “I’ve had enough of using terrorism as a wedge issue in our politics.” He said the war on terrorism “isn’t supposed to crop up between September and November of even-numbered years.” But as president, Obama and his reelection campaign have consistently raised the issue — repeatedly referring to a 2007 comment by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to suggest that Romney would not have ordered the killing of Osama bin...
  • Sen Kerry: Taxes Will Be Defining Issue In Coming Months

    11/24/2011 6:49:56 PM PST · by Son House · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 21, 2011 | Siobhan Hughes
    Sen. John Kerry (D., Mass.) Monday said a deal to cut the federal deficit fell apart because Republicans refused to raise taxes, and said the issue would be the defining debate for Congress as the country heads toward the 2012 elections. "America is stuck with the absolute rigidity of people who wanted to protect the wealthiest people in the country instead of providing $1.2 trillion of deficit reduction," Kerry said in impassioned remarks hours after the congressional panel announced it had failed to reach a deal. "That's the fight we have to take out to the country over the course...
  • Muslims Issue Fatwa Against British Home Secretary Islamic Poster Campaign

    01/27/2011 5:04:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    atlas shrugs ^ | 1/27/11 | Pamela Gellar
    More tolerance and wuv from the colonization and invading army of religion of peaceniks: Fatwa against Theresa May: Scotland Yard investigates Islamic poster campaign targeting Home Secretary Posters issuing a fatwa against Theresa May have appeared in South London, prompting an investigation by Scotland Yard. The Metropolitan Police are seeking the source of the Wild West-style posters, which claim the fatwa has been issued 'for the abduction, kidnapping and false imprisonment' of various radical clerics. A fatwa can - but not always - be interpreted as an incitement to kill, and is an order issued by scholars in the Islamic...
  • Police issue warning about buying and selling gold

    01/03/2011 10:25:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Pasadena Star News ^ | 1/3/11 | Brian Day Staff Writer
    PASADENA - As soaring gold prices tempt many to sell off jewelry and other gold items, police are working to keep thieves from taking advantage of the trend by making it difficult to sell stolen gold. With gold selling for more than $1,400 per ounce, officials remind the public that there are laws governing the buying and selling of gold, Pasadena police said in a written statement. "The Pasadena Police Department would like to inform the public that buying gold is against the law unless you are licensed by the California Department of Justice," the statement said. In addition, police...
  • Harry Reid's riches are a campaign issue

    10/16/2010 2:02:02 PM PDT · by Justaham · 13 replies ^ | 10-16-10 | Manu Raju
    At a Reno event earlier this summer, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he was surprised “to finally find someone named Elvira,” referring to the woman being honored there for her community work. “I’ll tell you why,” Reid told the room full of supporters. “Everyone knows my dad was a miner. And one of the mines that I went underground with was the Elvira – the Elvira Mine. “I own that now,” he said — and the audience erupted in applause. Indeed, Reid’s personal wealth, estimated in 2009 at $3.1 million to $6.7 million, has been built largely on his...
  • Is the GOP missing a golden opportunity with this issue? (Vanity)

    10/08/2010 8:50:27 AM PDT · by no dems · 38 replies
    October 8, 2010 | no dems
    Why has the GOP not made a big stink over the fact that the Democratic controlled Congress, for the first time in many years, did not give Social Security recipients a COLA raise in 2010? Huh? That should be a major campaign issue this year.
  • Feds Issue Terror Watch for the Texas/Mexico Border

    05/26/2010 12:12:52 PM PDT · by Doogle · 125 replies · 4,148+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 05/26/10 | By Jana Winter
    The Department of Homeland Security is alerting Texas authorities to be on the lookout for a suspected member of the Somalia-based Al Shabaab terrorist group who might be attempting to travel to the U.S. through Mexico, a security expert who has seen the memo tells
  • Motion for the Court to issue a Trial Subpoena... [Rezko Admits to FBI He Gave CASH to Obama]

    04/23/2010 8:59:02 PM PDT · by TigerBait · 71 replies · 3,718+ views
    22. However, the defense has a good faith belief that Mr. Rezko, President Obama’s former friend, fund-raiser, and neighbor told the FBI and the United States Attorneys a different story about President Obama. In a recent in camera proceeding, the government tendered a three paragraph letter indicating that Rezko “has stated in interviews with the government that he engaged in election law violations by personally contributing a large sum of cash to the campaign of a public official who is not Rod Blagojevich. … Further, the public official denies being aware of cash contributions to his campaign by Rezko or...
  • Senator Demint Backs Rubio on The Neil Cavuto Show

    06/17/2009 7:37:41 AM PDT · by MattAMatt · 3 replies · 613+ views
    YouTube ^ | 06/15/09 | Neil Cavuto
  • Washington Post: "Oil May Become GOP's 2008 Issue"

    07/27/2008 7:38:39 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 36 replies · 100+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | July 27, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    There are at least two sides to every issue, and each side can make an earnest, heartfelt case for its side, and make it appear as if reasonable people can disagree. Like Walter Mondale's people, for example, telling us on November 1, 1984 that Walter had a good plan for the American people and that he was the better candidate. A couple of days later there was that little 49 state landslide that told them they were full of sh*t. This is where the Dems sit today on the drilling issue.
  • Amidst the Campaign Trivia, Food Prices Rise

    04/25/2008 5:17:45 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 2 replies · 55+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | April 25, 2008 | Eric Baerren
    When is the last time food managed to become a campaign issue? The answer is four years ago, when Republicans and conservatives made much of the fact that the “elitist, effete” John Kerry ordered a Philly cheese steak sandwich topped with Swiss rather than Cheez Whiz. Campaign coverage has become more and more substance-free over the years, with this year’s obsession over ministers and Hillary Clinton’s experience with firearms ranking as the absolutely silliest display, probably ever. There was a day when American journalism had no standards, but even those – by comparison – were sobering, serious discussions of policy....
  • Lose and Learn (A Nativist Campaign Failed to Save the Hassert Seat)

    03/11/2008 5:46:35 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 33 replies · 688+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11 March 2008 | Editorial Staff
    Democrat Bill Foster won the Illinois House seat occupied for more than two decades by former Republican Speaker Dennis Hastert, who retired before the end of his term. The result shows that Democrats not only have political enthusiasm on their side but that Illinois Senator Barack Obama, who endorsed Mr. Foster, is a campaign asset down ballot, at least in his home state. ...To his credit, Mr. Oberweis did talk about lower taxes, smaller government and other Republican themes. But as in his past campaigns, the issue he hit hardest was illegal immigration. One of his infamous Senate ads featured...
  • Obama Dodges Farrakhan Issue

    03/05/2008 1:34:32 PM PST · by processing please hold · 2 replies · 88+ views
    NewsMax ^ | March 5, 2008 | Ronald Kessler
    It’s one thing for Barack Obama to have a minister, friend, and sounding board who supports and admires Louis Farrakhan and whose church gave him an award. It’s another thing for Obama to dissemble about it. That’s what Obama did recently when he told Jewish leaders in Cleveland, “An award was given to Farrakhan for his work on behalf of ex-offenders, completely unrelated to his controversial statements.” In fact, the award, named for Obama’s minister Jeremiah Wright Jr., was given for “lifetime achievement” and for Farrakhan’s “influence on the African-American community.” The presentation of the award last December and the...
  • Abortion's 'So-What' Factor (Do We Barf George Will?)

    10/28/2007 7:17:48 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 43 replies · 76+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 28 October 2007 | George Will
    Almost 35 years have passed since the Supreme Court decided to end America's argument about abortion. Because of the court's supposedly therapeutic intervention in the nation's supposedly inadequate democratic debate about that subject, the issue still generates an irritable irrationality that was largely absent before 1973. ...Nevertheless, it is said that if the Republican Party wants to be competitive in California in presidential politics, it must nominate a pro-choice candidate, of which there is only one -- Rudy Giuliani. This is almost certainly true. It certainly is irrational because pro-choice Californians have next to nothing to fear -- just as...
  • GOP seizes climate issue (Logging, nuke plants can fight warming, lawmakers say)

    04/08/2007 2:12:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies · 1,071+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 4/8/07 | E.J. Schultz
    How popular is global warming as a political issue? So popular that even conservative state lawmakers are getting into the act, using the issue to sell everything from building dams and nuclear power plants to thinning forests. The arguments are simple enough: Higher temperatures reduce mountain snowpack, so more dams are needed to capture winter precipitation that falls as rain. Nuclear power plants produce few greenhouse gases, the leading cause of manmade warming. Forest fires, on the other hand, send plenty of gases into the air -- so why not encourage timber companies to clear more brush to reduce fire...
  • Scientists issue global warming report (Union of Concerned Scientists Alert!)

    10/04/2006 10:12:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 494+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/4/06 | Linda A. Johnson - ap
    TRENTON, N.J. - Global warming could strain the Northeast's power grid, farms, forests and marine fisheries by the next century unless carbon dioxide emissions are reduced by 3 percent each year, according to a report released Wednesday. The climate in the nine states — from New Jersey and Pennsylvania up to Maine — could become like that of the South with longer, much hotter summers and warmer winters with less snow, the report by the Union of Concerned Scientists said. "This has enormous implications for human health. It puts a lot of stress on the energy system. It could lead...
  • Taliban Only Part of Bigger Issue, Afghan President Says

    09/24/2006 5:11:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 283+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2006 – With reports circulating of a Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said quelling the Taliban is only part of the bigger response needed for a secure and peaceful country. “It’s not eliminating the Taliban. It’s ending terrorist violence in Afghanistan,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” today. “We have defeated (terrorists, but) to defeat them completely, to take them off the agenda, for us that is the purpose.” President Bush will meet in Washington with Karzai and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf later this week to discuss the best way to accomplish this....
  • Cheney uses Mideast as campaign issue

    07/21/2006 11:57:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 391+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/21/06 | Nancy Benac - ap
    TAMPA, Fla. - Vice President Dick Cheney on Friday pointed to the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah as fresh evidence of the ongoing battle against terrorism that underscores the need to keep President Bush's Republican allies in control of Congress. "This conflict is a long way from over," Cheney said at a fundraising appearance for a GOP congressional candidate. "It's going to be a battle that will last for a very long time. It is absolutely essential that we stay the course." Cheney's visit to Tampa helped raise about $200,000 for the campaign of Gus Bilirakis, a state legislator who...
  • Arizona GOP wants immigration issue to go to voters

    05/21/2006 1:18:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 26 replies · 673+ views
    An Arizona lawmaker thinks he's found a way to break the logjam in the state government standstill on illegal immigration. Representative Russell Pearce of Mesa is known for his heartfelt speeches on illegal immigration. Pearce has been working for weeks with members of his own party to forge a comprehensive immigration bill they could send to Governor Janet Napolitano. But now Pearce is pushing to place the measure on the November ballot. Pearce tells the East Valley Tribune that Napolitano is the worst governor in the nation when it comes to immigration and asks why he should trust her on...
  • Security Issue Kills Domestic Spying Probe (NSA - no Justice Department lawyer clearances)

    05/10/2006 6:43:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 950+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/10/06 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    Security Issue Kills Domestic Spying ProbeBy DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writer 12 minutes ago WASHINGTON - The government has abruptly ended an inquiry into the warrantless eavesdropping program because the National Security Agency refused to grant Justice Department lawyers the necessary security clearance to probe the matter. The Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility, or OPR, sent a fax to Rep. Maurice Hinchey (news, bio, voting record), D-N.Y., on Wednesday saying they were closing their inquiry because without clearance their lawyers cannot examine Justice lawyers' role in the program. "We have been unable to make any meaningful progress in our...
  • Scandals may blunt Dem attacks on GOP (RAT transgressions undercut campaign issue)

    05/06/2006 5:25:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies · 1,326+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 5/05/06 | BENNETT ROTH
    Scandals may blunt Dem attacks on GOPAnalysts say recent allegations erode Democrats' hopes to claim the moral high ground By BENNETT ROTH Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau May 5, 2006, 11:15PM WASHINGTON - For months, congressional Democrats have accused Republicans of fostering a "culture of corruption" that led to the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal as well as the bribery conviction of Rep. Randy Cunningham of California. But the Democrats' plans to use corruption as a campaign issue have been undercut by the highlighting in the last few days of questionable conduct in the party's own ranks, according to political...
  • Representation Issue Arises in Case of Suspected Saudi Terrorist

    04/25/2006 6:38:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 210+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, April 25, 2006 – A Saudi man facing trial by military commission today followed the example of several detainees before him and rejected his detailed military defense counsel. Jabran Said Bin Al Qahtani, who is accused of constructing circuit boards to be used as timing devices in bombs, appeared in court wearing his tan detention uniform and sporting long, unkempt hair and a long beard. Qahtani was muttering to himself as he was lead into the room and took the first opportunity he had to decry the commissions process. "I don't want this court," Qahtani...
  • Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., Issue Iraqi Freedom Day Statement

    04/09/2006 12:51:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 215+ views
    BAGHDAD, April 9, 2006 – Today, on the third anniversary of Iraqi Freedom Day, the Iraqi people celebrate the freedoms that they were denied for more than three decades, and pause to remember the brave people who lead the way out of the darkness of tyranny into the light of freedom. On this day in 2003, Iraqis, assisted by U.S. Marines, toppled the huge statue of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in Baghdad's Firdos Square. This act was not just symbolic. It signaled the beginning of a fledgling democracy that continues to mature. During the past year alone, Iraqis have...
  • Commission Continues to Argue Representation Issue in Gitmo Case

    04/07/2006 7:26:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 166+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, April 7, 2006 – Defense and prosecution attorneys in the military commissions case of an accused al Qaeda propagandist continued the argument here today about whether the detainee has the right to represent himself. Ali Hamza Ahmad Sulayman al Bahlul, a Yemeni believed to be a close associate of Osama bin Laden, did not appear at his commissions hearing today, leaving Army Maj. Thomas Fleener, his appointed military defender, alone at the table. Bahlul asked to represent himself in August 2004, but a ruling by John D. Altenburg Jr., the appointing authority for the Defense...
  • New DoD Web Site Features Deployment Health Issue Studies

    03/31/2006 4:38:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 149+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 31, 2006 – A new Defense Department Web site that debuts April 3 will feature government-funded scientific studies of medical issues experienced by military members during deployments, a contractor involved with the project said here today. The DeployMed ResearchLINK site will initially contain 1991 Gulf War-related medical research that's been compiled by government researchers, Dr. Francis L. O'Donnell, a physician and DoD medical consultant, said. Around June, additional medical information gathered from Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom will be added. The site contains "information that you really can't find anywhere else about what's going on within not only...
  • Groups unite on immigration issue - Big march planned for next Sunday, April 9th

    03/31/2006 9:07:37 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,097+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 3/31/06 | Norma De La Vega
    Trying to harness the momentum of marches nationwide, local leaders are planning a series of events, culminating with a massive demonstration next weekend to support undocumented immigrants. The organizers of the April 9 event are from about 30 community and religious groups in the county, including some that traditionally do not take to the streets. “We can't remain silent while the people, many of whom pray in our churches, keep living in the shadows and facing the fear of deportation,” said Rosemary Johnston of the Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights, one of the organizers. The marches have a common goal:...
  • Rice: Iran A Menace Beyond Nuclear Issue

    03/28/2006 5:14:53 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 261+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 3-29-2006 | Anne Gearan
    Rice: Iran a Menace Beyond Nuclear Issue Wednesday March 29, 2006 1:31 AM By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Tuesday that Iran was a menace for reasons other than its alleged drive to build a nuclear bomb and that the U.S. and its allies have ``a number of tools'' if Tehran does not change its ways. ``I think there's no doubt that Iran is the single biggest threat from a state that we face,'' Rice told a Senate panel. She claimed strong international backing for the U.S. position that Iran...
  • DoD May Issue New Instructions to Military Commissions

    03/23/2006 3:25:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 168+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Mar 22, 2006 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, March 22, 2006 – The Defense Department is considering issuing new instructions to military commissions that specifically prohibit the admission of evidence that's been obtained by torture, a senior DoD official told reporters here today. "This has been one area where there has been some concern raised, and so the department is taking a look at it and may issue a separate instruction on it," DoD spokesman Bryan Whitman told Pentagon reporters. President Bush has been clear that the United States does not condone torture, Whitman said. "The Department of Defense, of course, abides by that admonition," Whitman said,...
  • Answers needed on border issue

    02/28/2006 5:21:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 389+ views
    Issues involving illegal immigration and border enforcement will be in front of Congress and President Bush this week. Over the weekend, governors from across the United States began their push for the federal government to address illegal immigration. Republicans and Democracts asked for action, ranging from better technology on the border to a guest worker program. This comes before the Senate begins consideration of several immigration proposals, the latest coming from Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa. Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever is scheduled to testify before the Senate on border issues. The governors’ plea shows that this is a national issue...
  • Climate Scientists Issue Dire Warning (Global Warming - New)

    02/28/2006 4:44:19 PM PST · by blam · 33 replies · 727+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-28-2006 | David Adam
    Climate scientists issue dire warning David Adam, environment correspondent Tuesday February 28, 2006 The Guardian (UK) The Earth's temperature could rise under the impact of global warming to levels far higher than previously predicted, according to the United Nations' team of climate experts. A draft of the next influential Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report will tell politicians that scientists are now unable to place a reliable upper limit on how quickly the atmosphere will warm as carbon dioxide levels increase. The report draws together research over the past five years and will be presented to national governments in...
  • DoD to Join Re-review of Ports Issue, Official Says

    02/28/2006 4:20:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 208+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2006 – The Defense Department will participate in a re-review of a slated acquisition of shipping terminal operations at six major U.S. ports by a United Arab Emirates-owned firm, a senior Pentagon official said here today. It's too early to say, DoD spokesman Bryan Whitman told Pentagon reporters, which department representatives would work with the re-review that's to be conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. DoD elements were part of the first review also. Dubai Ports World, owned by the United Arab Emirates government, bought British-owned ports operator Peninsular and Oriental Steam...
  • Vatican Says Jerusalem "Issue" is Too Important to Leave to Israel, PA

    01/03/2006 9:34:40 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 216 replies · 2,203+ views ^ | 19:15 Jan 03, '06 / 3 Tevet 5766
    Vatican Says Jerusalem "Issue" is Too Important to Leave to Israel, PA 19:15 Jan 03, '06 / 3 Tevet 5766 ( The legal counsel of the Vatican in Israel, the priest David Jaeger, said today that Jerusalem is too important of an "issue" to be left to Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Jaeger further expressed criticism of Israeli policy regarding holy sites in the country. "The issue of Jerusalem," the representative of the Roman Catholic Church said, "is to important to leave in the hands of the Israelis and the Palestinians." The Catholic Church has been making efforts to obtain...
  • Primary 2006!--Tactical Tips For Conservative Candidates

    12/01/2005 12:21:01 PM PST · by Ohioan · 9 replies · 447+ views
    Return Of The Gods Web Site ^ | November 30, 2005 | William Flax
    The purpose of this essay is to offer practical suggestions for prospective Conservative candidates, considering entering the lists for the coming 2006 Primaries. While this entire web site--with the partial exception of our Literary Corner--is intended to serve as a resource center for Conservative youth, willing to challenge the prevailing Socialist/Egalitarian dogma in the schools and on the campuses of America and other Western Nations, many of the pieces may be too keyed to that parochial purpose to be ideal for the sometimes even more emotionally driven battles on the political hustings. This article will be campaign specific in purpose,...
  • Contemporary Military Issue Papers - Army War College

    11/29/2005 5:20:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 516+ views
    Army War College ^ | Nov 29, 2005
    Contemporary Military Issue Papers - Army War College Many, Many documents to read. Far too many to post each one. Have fun.
  • Louisiana investigates improper cremations - disposal of Katrina victims at issue

    10/30/2005 9:10:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies · 498+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/30/05 | Maurice Possley, John McCormick
    Louisiana investigates improper cremations Disposal of Katrina victims at issue By Maurice Possley and John McCormick, Tribune staff reporters. Maurice Possley reported from Baton Rouge and John McCormick from Chicago Published October 30, 2005 BATON ROUGE, La. -- As hundreds of Louisiana families wait to claim the bodies of loved ones still lying anonymously in crowded morgues, the state medical examiner is investigating at least one parish coroner for allegedly disposing of Hurricane Katrina victims improperly. "We have been informed that there have been cremations of evacuees, either identified or unidentified, without the consent of the next of kin and...
  • Miller Clarifies Security Clearance Issue

    10/20/2005 5:41:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 645+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/20/05 | David B. Caruso - ap
    NEW YORK - New York Times reporter Judith Miller has addressed an issue that raised eyebrows in the journalism community: her statement that she had "clearance to see secret information" while covering the invasion of Iraq. In a first-person piece last weekend, Miller wrote that because of that status, "I was not permitted to discuss with editors some of the more sensitive information about Iraq." The statement led some to charge that the Times had allowed Miller to become compromised by the military. But Miller told the paper for a story published Thursday that her "clearance" was akin to the...
  • NSIDC Data: Arctic ice 'disappearing fast'

    09/28/2005 5:14:50 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 79 replies · 2,676+ views
    BBC News ^ | Wednesday, 28 September 2005
    The area covered by sea ice in the Arctic has shrunk for a fourth consecutive year, according to new data released by US scientists. They say that this month sees the lowest extent of ice cover for more than a century. The Arctic climate varies naturally, but the researchers conclude that human-induced global warming is at least partially responsible. They warn the shrinkage could lead to even faster melting in coming years. "September 2005 will set a new record minimum in the amount of Arctic sea ice cover," said Mark Serreze, of the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC),...
  • Marines issue equipment to Georgian soldiers (the Republic not the State)

    09/27/2005 4:58:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 351+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sep 27, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Jonathan C. Moor
    KRTSANISI, Republic of Georgia (Sept. 27, 2005) -- Georgia Sustainment and Stability Operations Program U.S. Task Force logistics Marines have been issuing the Republic of Georgia’s 22nd Light Infantry Battalion 275 types of equipment ranging from weapons, vehicles and uniforms to pencils, folding chairs and mess kits. The ongoing gear issue at the Krtsanisi National Training Area, Republic of Georgia, which began Aug. 17, is almost complete, according to 1st Lt. Marcelino Hsie, the GSSOP logistics officer and native of Tucson, Ariz. According to Hsie, the gear has been permanently issued as a donation to the 22nd Battalion under parameters...
  • CA: Bond would toughen levees - Perata allies with governor on delta issue

    09/24/2005 9:15:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 382+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 9/24/05 | Steve Geissinger
    SACRAMENTO - With a second hurricane blasting the South, state Senate leader Don Perata was scheduled today to join the governor in backing a potential bond measure that would be used to strengthen aging levees in the San Francisco Bay Delta. The Oakland senator - considered the most powerful Democrat in the state - was set to urge Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and fellow lawmakers to support legislation for a statewide bond that would address California flood protection and other infrastructure woes, according to an advance copy of a radio address set for today. "Major levee breaks would jeopardize drinking...
  • House OKs Faith As Head Start Hiring Issue (UPDATE)

    09/22/2005 7:31:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 330+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/22/05 | Ben Feller - ap
    WASHINGTON - The House voted Thursday to let Head Start centers consider religion when hiring workers, overshadowing its moves to strengthen the preschool program's academics and finances. The Republican-led House approved a bill that lets churches and other faith-based preschool centers hire only people who share their religion, yet still receive federal tax dollars. Democrats blasted that idea as discriminatory. Launched in the 1960s, the nearly $7 billion Head Start program provides comprehensive education to more than 900,000 poor children. Though credited for getting kids ready for school, Head Start has drawn scrutiny as cases of financial waste and questions...
  • Democrats Face Pressures on Roberts Issue

    09/19/2005 4:49:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 975+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/19/05 | David Espo - ap
    WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats face conflicting pressures as John Roberts' nomination as chief justice advances, prodded by liberal groups to oppose the appointment yet considering whether a vote in favor might temper President Bush's choice for a second Supreme Court vacancy. "In three days of testimony, Judge Roberts gave no reason for optimism that he would vote to uphold a woman's right to choose," the National Women's Law Center said in a memo circulated Monday, part of a sustained effort by liberal groups to maximize Democratic opposition to the nomination. "There's been extensive outreach to senators and their staffs by...
  • Oil embargo best response to nuclear issue - Iranian hardline daily

    08/16/2005 2:05:44 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 43 replies · 1,173+ views
    IRNA ^ | Aug 14
    The best way to confront the US and EU3 dictatorship is to "impose an embargo on oil sales to those countries, said an English-language paper here Sunday commenting on last Thursday "unfair" resolution of the UN nuclear watchdog against Iran. The 'Tehran Times' suggested in its editorial that the world oil-rich states should form a united front in order to confront "Western neocolonialist countries." Criticizing the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) resolution against Iran, the paper said that it was ratified "to meet the objectives of the Zionist regime and the United States." It added that the resolution, issued under...