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  • Mueller grand jury investigating top DC lobbyists

    11/02/2017 6:00:44 PM PDT · by hotsteppa · 75 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury is investigating a prominent Democratic lobbyist and a former GOP congressman for their involvement in an influence campaign on behalf of Ukrainian interests tied to Paul Manafort, according to a person with direct knowledge of the investigation. At the center of the widening probe are Tony Podesta, a longtime Democratic operative, and Vin Weber, a former GOP congressman and leader of his own high-powered lobbying firm, Mercury LLC. The two men were hired as part of a multimillion-dollar lobbying effort directed by Manafort and longtime associate Rick Gates.
  • Italy to seize NGO rescue ships as migrant row deepens

    06/21/2018 9:30:01 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 52 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/21/2018 | BBC
    Italy says it will seize two migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean, amid a deepening row over migrants. Two German NGO ships carrying migrants "will be seized" to determine their legal status. The move comes as French President Emmanuel Macron attacked the "leprosy" of anti-EU feeling, angering Italy's new populist government. Italy sparked the fresh row earlier this month when it refused to take in the Aquarius rescue ship.... Leaders from the 10 EU member states will meet in Brussels on Sunday to discuss how best to stem the flow of migrants into the bloc. The Italian government earlier said...
  • Italy refuses port to NGOs rescuing migrants

    06/16/2018 10:58:24 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/6/18
    Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Saturday added foreign-funded NGOs to those banned from docking in Italy's ports. "Italy no longer wants to be an accomplice in the business of illegal immigration," ...
  • Hungary PM dismisses EU legal action, tells Brussels to shape up [cites Soros as problem]

    10/07/2017 12:49:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 6, 2017 5:08 AM | Marton Dunai
    Hungary will defend its tough new laws on non-governmental groups all the way to the European Court as the EU legal action against it was barely worth discussing, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Friday. The European Commission on Wednesday stepped up procedures against Hungary over restrictions on foreign funding for non-government groups which are seen as a way to target financier George Soros, a longstanding opponent of Orbán. Orbán, a fierce critic of perceived bureaucratic overreach from Brussels, said the document was a “laughing stock” and added his government would treat it as such in its reply. The EU...
  • Human rights NGOs refuse to help Arab victims of PA torture

    09/12/2017 3:22:55 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/9/17 | Tzvi Lev
    Link above is glitch of some sort. Won't budge or connect. In July, the Jerusalem District Court gave an unprecedented ruling stating that the Palestinian Authority (PA) was responsible for the unlawful detention and torture of collaborators with Israel since the 1990's, which cleared the way for victims to file a lawsuit against the PA. However, the lawyers representing the plaintiffs - all of whom are Arabs - were faced with a problem: Every human rights organization they turned to for assistance in finding a doctor to determine damages refused to help them. "Every NGO we turned to refused to...
  • Dumped files show influence of George Soros on Western politics

    08/24/2017 4:30:34 PM PDT · by annalex · 33 replies
    The Australian ^ | August 22, 2016 | JENNIFER ORIEL
    Dumped files show influence of George Soros on Western politicsThe Australian 12:00AM August 22, 2016 JENNIFER ORIEL, Columnist In perhaps the biggest political scandal since WikiLeaks, a group of hackers has dumped hundreds of files exposing the influence of socialist billionaire George Soros on Western politics.The files show Soros has established a transnational network that pressures governments to adopt high immigration targets and porous border policies that could pose a challenge to legitimate state sovereignty. His Open Society Foundations target individuals who criticise ­Islamism and seek to influence the outcome of national elections by undermining Right-leaning politicians. The Australian arm...
  • Hungarian PM: George Soros Has Issued A ‘Declaration Of War’

    06/21/2017 8:30:28 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jun 2, 2017 | Jacob Bojesson
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday that investor George Soros issued a “declaration of war” when he called his home country a “mafia state.” The Hungarian-born billionaire described Orban’s “mafia state” as “one which maintains a facade of democracy but the rulers use their control of the media, the judiciary and the other levers of influence, to enrich and maintain themselves in power.” Orban in return accused Soros of enforcing his agenda by paying “agent-like networks” of non-governmental organizations. “This is a declaration of war,” Orban said on state radio Friday, according to the Associated Press.
  • Starting to Crackdown on Soros.

    01/10/2017 5:56:20 PM PST · by x1stcav · 37 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | 1/10/2017 | Zoltan Simon
    Hungary plans to crack down on non-governmental organizations linked to billionaire George Soros now that Donald Trump will occupy the White House, according to the deputy head of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s party. The European Union member will use “all the tools at its disposal” to “sweep out” NGOs funded by the Hungarian-born financier, which “serve global capitalists and back political correctness over national governments,” Szilard Nemeth, a vice president of the ruling Fidesz party, told reporters on Tuesday. No one answered the phone at the Open Society Institute in Budapest when Bloomberg News called outside business hours.
  • The Compassion Gap: Conservatives give more to charities than liberals do—by a long shot.

    01/19/2007 12:00:14 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 11 replies · 804+ views
    City Journal ^ | January 19, 2007 | Howard Husock
    REVIEW OF: Who Really Cares: America’s Charity Divide—Who Gives, Who Doesn’t, and Why It Matters by Arthur C. Brooks (Basic Books, 250 pp., $26.00) It’s tempting to say that Arthur Brooks, in his definitive new book on American charitable giving, has shown that there is nothing oxymoronic about the term “compassionate conservative.” That, at least, is the conclusion that critics have drawn from Brooks’s demonstration that conservatives, despite the myth that they lack compassion, give significantly more to charity than liberals do. But in fact Brooks has shown something even more significant: that “compassionate conservative” is not only overly defensive,...
  • UK MPs call to end funding to anti-Israel NGOs

    06/14/2016 3:37:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/6/16 | Ari Soffer
    British MPs on Tuesday debated their country's funding of radical anti-Israel NGOs, with several legislators questioning why the government's aid agency is spending so much on extremist organizations which undermine Israeli democracy. The debate on foreign aid at the UK House of Commons was prompted by a petition which garnered nearly a quarter of a million signatures - well over the 150,000 needed to force a nonbinding parliamentary discussion on the issue. That petition calls for the UK government to end its policy of spending a fixed 0.7% of national income on overseas aid, and was launched after an expose...
  • Blumenthal Emailed Hillary About ‘Setting Up Secret Channels Between Insurgents And Governments’

    10/31/2015 5:58:53 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Oct 30 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Emails released by the State Department on Friday show that Hillary Clintons longtime friend Sidney Blumenthal reached out to her on behalf of a former United Kingdom diplomat who was interested in setting up secret channels between insurgents and governments. Clinton was receptive to the idea which came via Blumenthal from Jonathan Powell, former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blairs chief of staff. (Quote) Hillary, Jonathan Powell has launched a new NGO that has already initiated some very interesting work below the radar, (Unquote) Blumenthal wrote in the March 18, 2012 email. (Quote)Sid We are trying to replicate what we did...
  • Washington University and United Way join forces on gun violence prevention

    02/07/2016 7:45:41 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    source.wustl.edu ^ | 2/5/2016 | Julie Hail Flory
    Washington University in St. Louis and the United Way of Greater St. Louis have formed a joint partnership that aims to provide support and resources to local initiatives that are uniting in their efforts to combat gun violence in the region.
  • China Builds Schools in Tanzania as Sino-Africa Ties Deepen

    02/06/2016 9:16:36 PM PST · by piasa · 25 replies
    Xinhua ^ | February 4, 2016
    ARUSHA, Tanzania, Feb.3 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese influence in Tanzanian soil is increasingly becoming big and bold. This can be seen after the Asian nation built two ultra-modern primary schools in Tanzania. The schools have been built in Tanzania's University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) and University of Dodoma (UDOM) campuses. China built the two schools under the Sino-Africa Friendship Primary Schools Project worth 3.23 million U.S. dollars. The schools are fully furnished with all modern teaching and learning facilities, and students enrolled in those schools will have chance of learning Chinese language and culture from Standard One to Standard...
  • In Search Of The Red Cross' $500 Million In Haiti Relief (built 6 permanent homes)

    06/04/2015 6:16:36 AM PDT · by dead · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | Laura Sullivan
    When a devastating earthquake leveled Haiti in 2010, millions of people donated to the American Red Cross. The charity raised almost half a billion dollars. It was one of its most successful fundraising efforts ever. The American Red Cross vowed to help Haitians rebuild, but after five years the Red Cross' legacy in Haiti is not new roads, or schools, or hundreds of new homes. It's difficult to know where all the money went. NPR and ProPublica went in search of the nearly $500 million and found a string of poorly managed projects, questionable spending and dubious claims of success,...
  • Non-Governmental Organizations’ Role in Global Governance

    01/16/2016 7:50:07 AM PST · by rktman · 3 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 1/16/2016 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The developed world appears to be changing in the same direction, at the same time, at an alarming speed, relatively speaking. What is the common denominator and drive behind this change towards a one world global governance and global citizenship? What is rushing everything towards global socialism? How is this possible when countries have different levels of development, education, economies, government, history, religion, wars, and conflicts? The wails and demands of "equality" resound in the corridors of power and in the mainstream media around the globe. I've heard the tired-out claims that "Socialism means genuine social equality," giving "basic rights...
  • We Still Don’t Care About Doctors

    12/23/2015 9:37:49 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/23/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    In April, 2010, I posted a story pointing out a curious paradox. Inasmuch as healthcare—Obamacare—was such a hot topic, no one seemed to care about how poorly physicians were being treated by the system. Indeed, for all of its billions in spending, Obamacare does almost nothing to improve the lot of doctors, even as its rollout underscores the problems they face. Nor does it do much to alleviate their shortage. It is hardly a revelation that government bureaucrats are the enemies of practicing physicians. Heck, this goes back 50 years to Medicare. But it is only recently that academic medicine,...
  • ABOUT THOSE REFUGEES IN EUROPE

    09/08/2015 6:08:48 AM PDT · by shortstop · 51 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 09/08/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    This refugee thing doesn't make sense. Hundreds of thousands of people, supposedly pushed out of Syria and Afghanistan by war, are swarming into Europe and demanding asylum. We have seen riots, and a drowned little boy, and cheering crowds of welcome. It is an interesting and historic spectacle, but I don't think we understand much about it. And I don't think we're asking enough questions, or grasping all of the consequences. So let's talk about it. First, if there is a true refugee problem, it's pretty likely the last six or seven years of American foreign policy are primarily to...
  • Deputy Knesset speaker slams US over false Susiya comments

    07/24/2015 8:26:51 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 3 replies
    elderofziyon,blogspot.com ^ | 22 July 2015 | Betzalel Smotrich, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset
    Betzalel Smotrich, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, has written a letter to US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro that is worth reading in full: [Emphasis below mine, SB] His Excellency Mr. Daniel B. Shapiro Ambassador of the United States of America to the State of Israel Honorable Sir: Re: The Position of the State Department of the United States regarding the issue of the illegal Arab encampment adjacent to the town of Susiya Last week, a statement was issued by the State Department of the United States (Mr. Kirby) relating to the issue of an illegal Arab encampment near the...
  • Pro-Abortion Population Controllers are Targeting Tanzania and Uganda

    12/29/2014 6:10:58 PM PST · by Morgana
    life news ^ | 12/29/14 | Stephen Phelan
    Only an hour ago we had been lamenting yet another incredibly bad road. Here in the Ugandan outback, it is as pointless to complain about the roads as it is to complain about politicians in America, but railing against the unchangeable can lighten the mood. But on the way out of a small village in the Bukedea region of Uganda, we didn’t feel the bumps. That was when our team’s defenses failed, and when the gravity of the assault on women—perpetrated by the champions of “women’s health” and “empowerment”—really hit home. It may have been just me, but my guess...
  • Obama Campaign Team Arrives in Israel to Defeat Netanyahu in March Elections

    01/27/2015 5:18:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 66 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 Jan 20151 | Thomas Rose
    Just days after the Obama White House accused House Speaker John Boehner of “breaking protocol” by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress, a team of up to five Obama campaign operatives has reportedly arrived in Israel to lead a campaign to defeat the Israeli Prime Minister in upcoming national elections scheduled for March 17. The anti-Netanyahu, left wing Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports a group called “One Voice,” reportedly funded by American donors, is paying for the Obama campaign team. That group is reportedly being lead by Obama’s 2012 field director Jeremy Bird. As...