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  • WikiLeaks posts huge encrypted file to Web

    08/05/2010 5:04:07 PM PDT · by redhead · 132 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | July 5, 2010 | Rapahel Satter
    LONDON – Online whistle-blower WikiLeaks has posted a huge encrypted file named "Insurance" to its website, sparking speculation that those behind the organization may be prepared to release more classified information if authorities interfere with them. At 1.4 gigabytes, the file is 20 times larger than the batch of 77,000 secret U.S. military documents about Afghanistan that WikiLeaks dumped onto the Web last month, and cryptographers say that the file is virtually impossible to crack — unless WikiLeaks releases the key used to encode the material.
  • Xenophobia Is Going To Hurt GOP In Future (Colossal and Gigantic Barf Alert!!!)

    07/29/2010 5:48:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 29, 2010 | Leftwing lunatic EUGENE ROBINSON
    Christmas came early for demagogues. The court decision putting a hold on the worst provisions of Arizona's new anti-Latino immigration law is a gift-wrapped present to those who delight in turning truth, justice and the American way into political liabilities. As surely everyone knows by now, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton issued a preliminary injunction Wednesday blocking the state from enforcing parts of the law that look patently unconstitutional. The political fallout is pretty clear: In the short run, at least, Republicans win and Democrats lose. Longer term, the impact of the immigration issue on the major parties' prospects is...
  • 14 U.S. citizens charged with trying to join Somali terror group

    08/05/2010 8:59:01 AM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 59 replies · 1+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | Aug 5, 2010 | NBC News and news services
    WASHINGTON — Fourteen U.S. citizens have been charged with attempting to join al-Shabab, a Somali-based terrorist group linked to al-Qaida, law enforcement officials told NBC News. The charges were due to be formally announced at a news conference at noon ET at the Justice Department, NBC reported. The 14 people include 12 from Minnesota, one from Alabama and one from California, the officials said. Al-Shabab is Somalia's most-feared militant group. The group recently claimed responsibility for bombing two sites in Uganda where people were watching a soccer World Cup game on television, killing 76 people. Al-Shabab said the blasts were...
  • Democrats hope Obama 49th birthday events spark funds, turnout for candidates

    08/02/2010 2:06:17 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 53 replies · 22+ views
    By Michael D. Shear and Philip Rucker Monday, August 2, 2010; 2:33 PM Democrats in Austin are throwing a Hawaiian-style luau Wednesday, complete with "tropical fruit, deserts and side dishes." There's a "presidential potluck" in Phoenix and a "49 Candles for America" party in Des Moines. And the official Organizing for America iPad app is calling on all Americans to pull out their old 2008 campaign paraphernalia -- "YES WE CAN! YES WE WILL!" the app says -- and wear it proudly Wednesday. The reason: President Obama turns 49. In need of an enthusiasm transfusion, the president's political operation is...
  • Ethics panel says Rep. Maxine Waters (D) broke House rules

    08/02/2010 12:25:51 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 50 replies · 9+ views
    WASHINGTON -- A House investigative panel has charged California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters with violating ethics rules. Waters, a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, would face a trial in the fall unless she negotiates a settlement. If the case goes to trial, Democrats would have the political headache of two ethics trials - one for Waters and another for Rep. Charles Rangel of New York. ....
  • Congress May Bring Back The Draft

    08/01/2010 7:48:14 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 144 replies · 13+ views
    On July 15, 2010, Democrat Charles Rangle introduced a piece of legislation into Congress that would basically reinstate the draft (compulsory military service). H.R. 5741 will give the President of the United States the power to require all American citizens between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform either military service or civilian service in the interests of "national defense and homeland security." It would also give him the power to require citizens to join the military during wartime to meet the manpower needs of the military. In February 2009, President Barack Obama asked Congress to send him a...
  • AL GORE CLEARED BY COPS

    07/31/2010 3:25:51 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 33 replies · 2+ views
    FORMER VP AL GORE has been cleared of any sexual misconduct by Portland Oregon, police. Portland investigators reopened the case after the ENQUIRER reported allegations made by masseuse Molly Haggerty in 2006. Due to a credible lack of evidence, the Portland Police Bureau says it is not recommending prosecution. A spokesperson for the Oscar winning/Noble Prize winner issued a statement: "Mr. Gore unequivocally and emphatically denied this accusation when he first learned of its existence three years ago. "He respects and appreciates the thorough and professional work of the Portland authorities and is pleased that this matter has now been...
  • Novelist Anne Rice says she's leaving Christianity (Uncoverts after converting)

    07/30/2010 8:37:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies · 4+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/30/2010 | Hillel Itale
    NEW YORK – Anne Rice has had a religious conversion: She's no longer a Christian. "In the name of Christ, I refuse to be anti-gay. I refuse to be anti-feminist. I refuse to be anti-artificial birth control," the author wrote Wednesday on her Facebook page. "In the name of ... Christ, I quit Christianity and being Christian. Amen." Rice, 68, is best known for "Interview With a Vampire" and other gothic novels. Raised as a Catholic, she had rejected the church early in her life but renewed her faith in recent years and in 2008 released the memoir "Called Out...
  • "Californians reevaluate Arizona boycott plans"

    07/30/2010 10:13:41 AM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 15 replies · 2+ views
    sfgate ^ | 7292010 | Joe Garofoli
    "The federal court ruling Wednesday that set aside key provisions of Arizona's controversial immigration law is causing some Californians to rethink their efforts to boycott the state." Many believe that the Arizona Gangs vs California Gangs may repeatedly TORCH each others landscape that would usurp state resources and ultimately financially bankrupt the states as well as set off an interstate war so to speak. NOT GOOD! Let's pray this never happens!
  • George Carlin Cynical About Education

    07/19/2010 4:22:51 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 35 replies · 2+ views
    Youtube.com ^ | July, 2010 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    In one of his last concerts, George Carlin presented a bleak vision of American education: “It will never, ever, ever be fixed. It won’t get any better. Don’t look for it....The owners of this country don’t want that... The real owners, the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all important decisions. They own you. They own everything... They own all the big media companies. So they control just about all the news and information you get to hear.... They want more for themselves, and less for everybody else.... They don’t want well informed, well educated people... They...
  • SEX CASE COPS GRILL AL GORE!

    07/27/2010 2:51:02 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 35 replies · 2+ views
    nationalenquirer.com ^ | July 27, 2010 | Unknown
    In a bombshell new development in the AL GORE SEX SCANDAL, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively that the former vice president has finally been interviewed by police in the Molly Hagerty case. Sources close to the investigation reveal that detectives from the Portland, Oregon, Police Bureau traveled quietly to San Francisco on Thursday for the secret meeting with the 62-year-old Nobel Prize winner. "Al Gore has finally been interviewed face to face by detectives in the Molly Hagerty case," a close source told The ENQUIRER. "Details of what was disclosed in the police interview by Gore --and exactly how long...
  • Poll: George W. Bush still blamed for economy

    04/08/2010 9:57:18 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 70 replies · 1,558+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-04-08 | Andy Barr
    Former President George W. Bush gets more blame for the country’s economic troubles than his successor or the Democrats who control Congress, according to a Harris poll out Wednesday. Thirty-one percent of the 2,344 adults surveyed said Bush deserves the most blame for a rough economy, leading the second-place Wall Street by 6 percentage points. Democrats in Congress were blamed by 16 percent of those polled, while President Barack Obama was blamed by 14 percent. Republicans in Congress were blamed by 9 percent of respondents, and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was blamed by 4 percent. A majority of Democrats...
  • Law against posing as a war hero is unconstitutional, Colorado judge rules

    07/17/2010 2:45:37 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 119 replies · 3+ views
    Washington Post / AP ^ | July 17, 2010
    A law that makes it illegal to lie about being a war hero is unconstitutional because it violates free speech, a federal judge ruled Friday. U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn dismissed a case against Rick Glen Strandlof, who claimed he was an ex-Marine who was wounded in Iraq and received the Purple Heart and the Silver Star. The military had no record that Strandlof had ever served, and he was charged with violating the Stolen Valor Act, which makes it a crime punishable by up to a year in jail to falsely claim to have won a military medal. Blackburn...
  • NAACP Posts Twitter Threat to Tea Party

    07/13/2010 10:16:53 AM PDT · by kristinn · 232 replies · 4+ views
    Tuesday, July 13, 2010 | Kristinn
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) posted a threatening warning on Twitter yesterday adressed to millions of Tea Party activists as news broke of statements by the NAACP accusing the Tea Party of being a racist group led by "hardcore white supremacists."Msg to Tea Party: We will not allow u to send bigots into the Capitol, call civil rts heroes epithets & act like you didnt send em #NAACP101 about 16 hours ago via twidroidThe NAACP is holding its 101st anniversary convention in Kansas City this week. A resolution falsely accusing the Tea Party of being...
  • Obama: US economy 'strengthening' despite weak data

    06/29/2010 11:49:52 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 153 replies · 2+ views
    news.yahoo.com ^ | June 29, 2010 | news.yahoo.com/Obama
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama, with Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke at his side, insisted the US economy was "strengthening" Tuesday despite foreboding data and a fresh stock market slump. Obama admitted there was "great concern" about the recovery, amid increasing anxiety over indicators which may point to a slowing of the rebound, and with expectations low for the latest unemployment figures due out Friday.
  • Bill Clinton: We May Have to Blow Up Oil Well

    06/28/2010 5:22:58 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 98 replies · 1+ views
    Bill Clinton: We May Have to Blow Up Oil Well Posted by Brian Montopoli 13 comments Former President Bill Clinton said during a panel discussion in South Africa that it may become necessary to blow up the Deepwater Horizon well that continues to spew oil into the Gulf of Mexico. "Unless we send the Navy down deep to blow up the well and cover the leak with piles and piles and piles of rock and debris, which may become necessary - you don't have to use a nuclear weapon by the way, I've seen all that stuff, just blow it...
  • Court: Christian group can't bar gays, get funding (Christian Legal Society v. Martinez)

    06/28/2010 8:21:47 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 122 replies
    AP ^ | 06/28/2010 | Staff
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says a law school can legally deny recognition to a Christian student group that won't let gays join. The court on Monday turned away an appeal from the Christian Legal Society, which sued to get funding and recognition from the University of California's Hastings College of the Law.
  • Books with gay themes for young readers take off

    06/28/2010 7:40:39 PM PDT · by narses · 86 replies · 7+ views
    At his Kentucky elementary school, kids taunted Brent on the playground about being gay, whatever that was. By eighth grade, he realized what they meant and came out to a friend – and vice versa. She was an avid writer, he a voracious reader. They headed to their school library in search of stories that spoke to their lives: gay, gay in the South, gay and fearing stereotypes like “disgusting” and “worthless.” “There were tons of books about gangs and drugs and teen pregnancy and there were no LGBT books,” says Brent, now 15 and heading into his sophomore year...
  • Is U.S. Now On Slippery Slope To Tyranny?

    06/22/2010 5:20:43 AM PDT · by Dudoight · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Dailey ^ | 6/21/2010 | Thomas Sowell
    When Adolf Hitler was building up the Nazi movement in the 1920s, leading up to his taking power in the 1930s, he deliberately sought to activate people who did not normally pay much attention to politics. Such people were a valuable addition to his political base, since they were particularly susceptible to Hitler's rhetoric and had far less basis for questioning his assumptions or his conclusions. "Useful idiots" was the term supposedly coined by V.I. Lenin to describe similarly unthinking supporters of his dictatorship in the Soviet Union.
  • Report: Obama said "I am a Muslim"

    06/16/2010 8:50:12 PM PDT · by jwb0581 · 146 replies · 4,732+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 16, 2010 | Pamela Geller
    "The American President told me in confidence that he is a Muslim." That was the claim of Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit, as reported in the May 2010 issue of Israel Today. According to journalist Avi Lipkin, Gheit appeared on Nile TV's "Round Table Show" in January, on which he said that "he had had a one-on-one meeting with Obama who swore to him that he was a Moslem, the son of a Moslem father and step-son of Moslem step-father, that his half-brothers in Kenya were Moslems, and that he was loyal to the Moslem agenda."