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  • North Korea Preparing More Missile Launches, Says South

    09/04/2017 8:27:53 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 09/04/17
    South Korea says it has seen indications that the North is preparing more missile launches, possibly an intercontinental ballistic missile. It said it was strengthening its controversial US-made Thaad missile defence system after the North's test of a nuclear bomb at the weekend. The South has carried out live-fire exercises in response to the test. The United Nations Security Council is holding an emergency meeting to discuss its response. It last imposed sanctions in August, targeting North Korean exports. Speaking before the meeting, the British ambassador to the UN, Matthew Rycroft, told reporters there were "further sectors of the...
  • North Korea Launches Warship-Killing Cruise Missiles In Latest Provocation

    06/07/2017 7:08:35 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    North Korea fired what appeared to be several land-to-ship missiles off its east coast on Thursday, South Korea's military said, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world pressure to rein in its weapons program. The launches come less than a week after the United Nations Security Council passed fresh sanctions on the reclusive state, which said it would continued to pursue its nuclear and missile program without delay. The warship-killing cruise missiles were launched Thursday morning from the North Korean coastal city of Wonsan and flew about 200km, South Korea's Office of Joint Chiefs of Staff...
  • SDF relaunches Raqqa campaign after US arms approval

    05/10/2017 5:22:46 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    KOM News ^ | 10 May 2017 15:51 CEST | Operation Wrath of Euphrates Command Room release
    Commanders of the SDF leading Operation Wrath of Euphrates in Syria's north. The Operation Wrath of Euphrates Command Room released a statement on Wednesday saying the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had relaunched the campaign to capture Raqqa from the jihadist Islamic State (IS) group after a 15 day suspension.The operation was suspended following airstrikes by Turkish fighter jets on SDF’s leading faction, Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) positions in northeast Syria in April.According to the statement, published on ANF news agency, the operation was reinitiated on Tuesday evening, coinciding with the US approval of heavy weapons and armoured vehicle provisions directly...
  • Japan: North Korea launches 'missile'

    02/06/2016 5:03:40 PM PST · by Nextrush · 104 replies
    NHK World ^ | 2/6/2016 | NHK
    The Japanese government says North Korea launched what's widely believed to be a long-range ballistic missile on Sunday. The government said the missile was launched at 9:31 AM Japan time from the western coast of North Korea toward the direction of Okinawa Prefecture.
  • Net Neutrality Launches under FCC’s ‘Ministry of Innovation’

    06/16/2015 11:41:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/16/15 | Chriss W. Street
    The media silence was deafening on Friday as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched “Net Neutrality” regulations–possibly the most far-reaching and intrusive regulatory action of the 21st century. When Breitbart News published “Everybody Equal, But Google Much More Equal” in February, revealing how the FCC’s Democratic majority gave Google the “heads up” on the secret regulations and allowed executives to tweak the deal, there was a huge uproar. But now that the Internet is under the FCC’s “Ministry of Innovation,” the media seem to have moved on. As Seton Motley noted at RedState, there was no mention in the tech...
  • Judge launches special inquiry into missing IRS emails and Lerner hard drive

    08/14/2014 8:38:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 8/14/14 | William A. Jacobson
    Insufficient IRS explanations cause Judge to order sworn answers from IRS about Lois Lerner’s hard drive and emails. Judicial Watch has sued over missing IRS emails in the federal district court in D.C., pursuant to its FOIA request for such documents.The IRS was ordered to provide explanations as to missing emails, particularly Lois Lerner.The IRS provided explanations, but those were not good enough for the Judge, who launched his own inquiry into the matter, as Judicial Watch explained in a statement posted on its website: Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement in response to today’s order...
  • John Kerry launches global effort to save world´s oceans ´under siege´

    06/11/2014 9:06:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Guardian ^ | 6/11/14 | Suzanne Goldenber
    The US secretary of state, John Kerry, launched a new global effort on Wednesday to save oceans “under siege” from over-fishing, plastic pollution and climate change. Kerry said he hoped to build momentum for the protection effort at a two-day summit at the State Department next week. The 16-17 June gathering will for the first time bring together world leaders, business executives, scientists, and environmental activists in an attempt to deal with major threats to oceans. “Increasingly, the ocean is threatened,” Kerry told a small group of reporters at the State Department. “The world´s oceans, as vast as
  • W.H. 'would not be surprised' if North Korea launches missile

    04/05/2013 12:38:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 107 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/5/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    White House press secretary Jay Carney said Friday that the administration wouldn't be surprised if North Korea followed through on threats to launch a missle. "We've obviously seen the reports that North Korea may be making preparations to launch a missile. We're monitoring this situation cclosely, and we would not be surprised to see them take such an action," Carney said during a press briefing. "We have seen them launch missiles in the past and the United Nations Security Council has repeatedly condemned them as violations of the North’s obligations under numerous Security Council resolutions, and it would fit their...
  • North Korea launches rocket in defiance of critics

    12/11/2012 5:24:42 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    North Korea launches rocket in defiance of critics 8:07pm EST SEOUL (Reuters) - Isolated and impoverished North Korea launched its second long- range rocket of 2012 on Wednesday in what it said was a bid to put a satellite into space. The North launched the rocket close to the first anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong-il and as elections loom in South Korea and Japan. The launch, reported by South Korean media, was confirmed by South Korea's Defense Ministry. Pyongyang says it is entitled to launch a satellite into space but critics say the rocket development is...
  • Obama campaign launches ‘Rabbis for Obama’ (Gallup has it 68% to 25% among Jewish voters)

    08/21/2012 1:56:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 86 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/21/12 | Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News | The Ticket
    President Barack Obama's reelection campaign unveiled "Rabbis for Obama"—a group of more than 600 rabbis from across the country—at a time when Republicans are hoping to erode the Democrat's wide lead among Jewish voters. "Their ringing endorsement of President Obama speaks volumes about the president's deep commitment to the security of the state of Israel and his dedication to a policy agenda that represents the values of the overwhelming majority of the American Jewish community," Ira Forman, the campaign's Jewish Outreach Director, said in a statement. The announcement came with a state-by-state list of the rabbis backing Obama, who leads...
  • BREAKING NEWS: North Korea launches rocket, South Korean news agency Yonhap reports

    04/12/2012 4:04:16 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 96 replies
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  • Planned Parenthood Launches TV Ad Campaign To Defend Obama’s Attack On Catholics…

    02/02/2012 6:15:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 2/2/12 | zip
    Planned Parenthood Launches TV Ad Campaign To Defend Obama’s Attack On Catholics… Payback for all support (and taxpayer cash) Obama has bestowed on Planned Parenthood. Via LifeNews: The Planned Parenthood abortion business is defending President Barack Obama’s decision to put in place a mandate forcing religious employers to pay for insurance coverage for their employees that covers birth control or drugs that may cause abortions. The Obama Administration issued a statement re-iterating the “contraceptive mandate” requiring all insurance providers cover the full range of FDA-approved drugs and devices would remain intact. This mandate, issued in August, includes drugs that work...
  • Viasat broadband 'super-satellite' launches

    10/19/2011 5:54:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/19/11 | BBC
    One of the most powerful satellites ever built has headed into orbit on a Russian Proton rocket. The Viasat-1 spacecraft will deliver broadband services to customers in the US and Canada. With a total data throughput of some 140 Gbps, the satellite has more capacity than all other communication satellites over North America combined. Viasat-1 left Earth from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The lift-off for its carrier Proton rocket occurred at 00:48 local time (18:48 GMT). The flight was due to last more than nine hours, and two hours in all was reported to be well. Viasat-1 will be...
  • Obama Launches Twitter War on GOP

    10/04/2011 11:27:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Fox ^ | 10/4/11 | Devin Dwyer, ABC News
    President Obama’s re-election team is attempting to mobilize grassroots support for his jobs bill on Twitter, as he pitches the plan in Dallas today. The new initiative, which the Obama campaign calls “Tweet for Jobs,” features an interactive website that helps users send messages directly to Republican members of Congress by simply entering their zip code and picking from a list of pre-scripted tweets.
  • LA Times: With approval rating at new low, Obama launches three-day bus blitz

    08/15/2011 5:36:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 15, 2011 | By James Oliphant and Peter Nicholas
    Minneapolis — Burdened by sagging poll numbers, hamstrung by poor economic news, and trapped in Washington for much of the summer because of the debt ceiling fight, President Obama will seek to reverse his recent fortunes by hitting the open road. Obama Monday will embark on a three-state, five-town bus tour deep in the heart of the American Midwest. The campaign-style swing comes at a time when a new Gallup Poll shows the president sliding below a 40 % approval rating for the first time. The White House maintains the president will confine his remarks to the economy and will...
  • Spanish gym launches nudist workout sessions to win back business (no pictures please)

    04/26/2011 2:14:13 PM PDT · by steveo · 25 replies · 2+ views
    couriermail.com.au ^ | 04/26/2011 | NewsCore
    A STRUGGLING gym in northern Spain hopes to entice new customers by offering nudist workout sessions, making it the first in the country to target naturists looking to get into shape. Liberal-minded customers in the northern town of Arrigorriaga are invited to burn calories in the buff at Easy Gym, which provides towels for comfort and to "prevent slippage on the equipment." "We knew we had to innovate because we were losing clients," said Easy Gym owner Merche Laseca. "Times are hard. There is a crisis. I need the money. I am not a nudist myself, but I don't mind...
  • Judiciary Committee Launches Probe of Kagan’s Involvement in Obamacare

    07/06/2011 8:18:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 7/6/11 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The House Judiciary Committee is launching an investigation to probe the involvement that Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan had in “health care legislation or litigation” when she was serving as President Barack Obama’s solicitor general and was responsible for defending the administration’s position in federal court cases. The investigation will look at whether Kagan is required by law to recuse herself from judging cases challenging President Obama’s health-care law and whether her answers to questions posed by the Senate Judiciary Committee during her confirmation process were accurate.
  • Bachmann Launches Presidential Campaign

    06/27/2011 9:05:43 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 241 replies
    Fox News ^ | 27 June 2011 | Staff
    Rep. Michele Bachmann, stressing her Iowa roots and appealing directly to Tea Party voters, came out swinging Monday as she formally launched her campaign for president. Buoyed by a strong showing in several recent polls, the Minnesota congresswoman cast her campaign as the voice for "constitutional conservatives" looking for a government that lives within its means while giving the private sector the room to grow. She launched a broadside against President Obama for racking up too much debt while stimulating too little job growth and vowed to make him a "one-term president." "We cannot afford four more years of Barack...
  • FBI Launches investigation of Gulen and his movement

    03/24/2011 10:22:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 3/24/11 | Dr. Paul L. Williams
    Fethullah Gulen, dubbed “the most dangerous Islamist on planet earth,” is now under investigation by the F.B.I. for his network of charter schools throughout the country. The 140-plus charter schools, according to a newly released federal document, may serve as madrassahs where students are “brain-washed” to serve as proponents of the New Islamic World Order that Gulen purportedly seeks to create. The Gulen schools, which have been established in nearly every state in the union, bear
  • Russia launches universal ID and payment card.

    02/28/2011 9:07:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    yourjewishnews.com ^ | 2/28/11 | staff
    Imagine a piece of plastic that gets you a doctor's appointment, pays your bills, allows you to rent a car or buy a plane ticket and even get Moscow registration faster than the sham ads in the Moscow metro. President Dmitry Medvedev promised Monday that three years from now all Russians will have this magic card. He gave the government till May to make final calculations of the funds necessary to introduce the universal electronic card, or UEC, for all citizens and urged banks to not take advantage of card users at the meeting of the commission on modernization and...