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  • State Department Endorses Handbook Calling Jihad ‘Noble’

    10/08/2014 10:36:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 10/8/14 | Adam Kredo
    The U.S. State Department endorsed on Wednesday a controversial anti-terror handbook published by Canada’s Muslim community that refers to jihad as “noble” and urges law enforcement to avoid using terms such as “Islamic extremism.” The handbook, published earlier this month by two Canadian Muslim community organizations, was so controversial that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) flatly rejected the manual and ordered its officers not to use it. Yet the State Department’s official anti-terrorism Twitter feed, called Think Again Turn Away, appeared to endorse the controversial handbook on Twitter and linked to a positive article about it.
  • Arkansas man charged with killing a 15-year-old prankster

    02/17/2014 5:35:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 228 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 17, 2014 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    An Arkansas man shot and killed a 15-year-old girl this weekend after she and other pranksters egged a car outside his house, police said. Willie Noble, 48, of Little Rock has been charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Adrian Broadway, according to Little Rock Police Lt. Sidney Allen. Noble and Broadway are African American. Noble allegedly ran out of his house and opened fire just before 1 a.m. Saturday, Allen told The Times. Broadway and a half dozen other teens had dumped a mix of eggs, mayonnaise and leaves on a car outside his home in...
  • Barnes & Noble TV Spot, 'Holiday Gift Ideas' Featuring Jack McBrayer

    12/16/2013 4:40:49 PM PST · by catnipman · 43 replies
    ispot..tv ^ | n/a | n/a
    This nauseating ad must be airing hundreds of times per day as it seems like it's on a few times for every show or televised sports event being shown. I can't imagine the amount of money B & N must be spending on this ad campaign. My question though is what segment and the size of that segment B & N thinks they are appealing to? I buy online and don't go to bookstores, but have watched with interest as many FREEPers have posted here about the type of people employed by these bookstore chains and how awfully they've been...
  • This Natural Gas Find Could Completely Change the World As We Know It (Israel-Cyprus)

    11/03/2013 2:23:59 PM PST · by haffast · 15 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | November 3, 2013 | Tyler Crowe
    One thing that makes the energy sector so intriguing is the constant overlap between markets and politics. In many ways, energy security is synonymous with national security, and the supply and demand needs of the oil market can make the most unlikely bedfellows. One country that has been at the center of energy and politics for decades has been Israel. For years the country has been dependent upon foreign energy sources, but a major discovery by Noble Energy (NYSE: NBL ) and its partners has turned this situation on its head. Let's look how this massive natural gas find could...
  • Cyprus Okays Gas Plant Deal With Noble, Delek (Israel)

    06/19/2013 7:40:45 PM PDT · by haffast · 3 replies
    Associated Press via ABC ^ | June 19, 2013 | AP - Nicosia Cyprus
    Cyprus' deputy government spokesman says the Cabinet has ratified a preliminary agreement with U.S. firm Noble Energy and its Israeli partners Delek Drilling and Avner Oil Exploration on their participation in the development of a planned natural gas processing facility. Victoras Papadopoulos didn't disclose Wednesday details of the deal. Cyprus is looking to have the estimated 10 billion euro ($13.41 billion) facility up by 2020 to process offshore gas reserves for domestic use and export. The bailed-out country hopes the project will boost its struggling economy. Noble, Delek and its subsidiary Avner are partners in a gas field off Cyprus'...
  • Will the Eastern Mediterranean become the next Persian Gulf? (July 25, 2013)

    08/28/2013 6:15:05 PM PDT · by haffast · 5 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | July 25, 2013 | Niklas Anzinger
    For more than two decades, the United States has placed the issue of Eastern Mediterranean maritime ­security on the backburner. But the 2010 discovery of what may potentially be 3,450 billion cubic meters of natural gas and 1.7 billion barrels of oil in the Eastern Mediterranean’s Levant Basin brings that region’s security to the forefront. Turkey and Cyprus have competing interests in tapping the newfound oil and gas and in defending their access to those resources, while Israel and Lebanon continue to dispute their shared maritime boundary and territorial waters. Against this backdrop, political tensions are escalating in Egypt, Moscow...
  • Israel’s Deepest Well Targets 1.5 Billion Barrels of Oil

    07/26/2013 8:29:54 AM PDT · by haffast · 11 replies
    Cyprus Gas News ^ | 22 July 2013 | Cyprus Gas News
  • US, Israel raise hopes for Mideast peace restart

    05/23/2013 7:35:59 AM PDT · by haffast · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5-23-2013 | BRADLEY KLAPPER and JOSEF FEDERMAN
    JERUSALEM (AP) — The United States and Israel raised hopes Thursday for a restart of the Middle East peace process, despite little tangible progress so far from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's two-month-old effort to get Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table. As they met in Jerusalem, Kerry praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the "seriousness" with which he is looking at ways to revitalize peace hopes. Kerry expressed optimism without outlining any concrete strategy for ending a stalemate between the two sides that has seen them hardly negotiate one-on-one at all over the last 4½...
  • Israel pushed to spell out gas export plan

    05/20/2013 7:30:48 AM PDT · by haffast · 3 replies
    UPI ^ | May 17, 2013 at 3:26 PM | UPI
    TEL AVIV, Israel, May 17 (UPI) -- Nobel Energy of Houston, which discovered Israel's big natural gas fields in the eastern Mediterranean, is pressing the government to decide on an energy export policy as the prospect of an undersea pipeline to Turkey gains credibility. Israel's deep-water Tamar field, found in 2009 and containing an estimated 9 trillion-10 trillion cubic feet of gas, began production March 31. But Nobel and Israeli partner Delek Energy, the team that discovered Tamar and other fields off Israel, is reluctant to develop the much bigger Leviathan field, found in 2010, until it the government makes...
  • Turkish energy hub plan faces hurdles (Israel,Syria,Lebanon,Cyprus)

    05/10/2013 11:32:54 AM PDT · by haffast · 5 replies
    UPI ^ | May 9, 2013 at 4:45 PM | UPI
    TEL AVIV, Israel, May 9 (UPI) -- Israel's rapprochement with onetime strategic ally Turkey is a vital element in Ankara's drive to become the intercontinental east-west energy hub in the Mediterranean and many expect it to produce an energy alliance that will transform the region. Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Recep Erdogan has, since taking power in 2002, transformed his country's economic prospects through a wide-ranging diplomatic drive aimed at restoring Turkish leadership in the region. He has long sought to transform Turkey, which has no energy resources of its own, into the unassailable central hub for transporting oil and gas...
  • Petrobras gets permit for U.S. deep waters

    03/23/2011 9:59:17 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 56 replies
    WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- Washington has given Petrobras America Inc. permission to start oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico, a regulator said. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement gave Petrobras approval to use a floating production storage offloading facility at its Cascade-Chinook project in the Gulf of Mexico. The approval marks the first time FPSO technology will be used in U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The oil and gas project is about 165 miles off the coast of Louisiana in 8,200 feet of water. The FPSO has a production capacity of...
  • Noble rig leaves U.S. Gulf for Brazil

    03/04/2011 11:13:03 AM PST · by thackney · 31 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | March 4, 2011 | Brett Clanton
    Noble Corp. in January announced plans to move one of its deep-water drilling rigs out of the Gulf of Mexico amid a spill-related slowdown in activity. This week, the Swiss-based driller made good on its promise. It loaded the Noble Clyde Boudreaux, an ultra-deepwater semisubmersible, on a ship in Pascagoula, Miss., that will carry the rig 5,000 miles to Brazil, where it has a contract with Shell. That new contract, starting in April, will last for a year and is $290,000 per day less than the previous Gulf lease, Noble said. Noble, Diamond Offshore and other offshore drilling contractors have...
  • Louisiana State House now GOP for first time since Reconstruction (Party Switch)

    12/17/2010 6:58:00 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 25 replies · 1+ views
    The Advocate.com ^ | 12/17/10 | Michelle Millhollon
    The Louisiana House swung Republican Friday with state Rep. Noble Ellington’s defection from the Democratic Party. The move has both political and historical significance. “For the first time since Reconstruction, Republicans have a majority in the House of Representatives,” said House Speaker Jim Tucker, R-Terrytown. “I’m very happy about that,” he said. Like legislatures across the nation, Louisiana’s Legislature is increasingly becoming Republican. Recent defections from the Democratic ranks in Louisiana include state Rep. Fred Mills, state Sen. John Alario, state Sen. John Smith, state Rep. Walker Hines and state Rep. Simone Champagne. Ellington’s switch gave Republicans the additional member...
  • Man Healed By Touching Hem Of Obama's Robe -- Obama Awarded Nobel Prize in Medicine

    10/09/2009 12:07:38 PM PDT · by TheThirdRuffian · 6 replies · 513+ views
    AP ^ | October 8, 2009 | Editors
    AP: OSLO, Norway. A woman who was troubled with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind Obama through security today, and touched the hem of his garment. The woman claimed that she said within herself: "If I shall touch only his garment, I shall be healed." And Obama, turning and seeing her, said, "Be of good heart, daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour." In response, Obama was granted the Nobel Prize in Medicine.
  • Leading By Example: High School Football Player ends game with Noble Gesture

    09/24/2009 3:37:52 PM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 37 replies · 3,347+ views
    ArkansasVarsity.com ^ | September 24, 2009 | Luke Matheson
    Thamail Morgan took the kickoff and headed up the field. He was at the 20 ... 30 ... 40 He had been avoiding, dodging or just simply running through tacklers on the way. Football always had come easily for Morgan. This game was no different. By the time he hit midfield, only open space was ahead of him. The two-time Arkansas all-state selection was headed for a touchdown. 40 ... 30 ... 20 He glanced at the clock and saw the final seconds ticking away. He realized his team, Cave City, was on the way to a victory over Yellville-Summit,...
  • A noble, necessary and winnable war

    11/28/2006 9:47:07 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 29 replies · 699+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 11/28/2006 | Dr. Samuel Blumenfeld
    A noble, necessary and winnable war -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: November 28, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Samuel Blumenfeld -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The recent assassination of Pierre Gemayel, a leading pro-Western Christian politician in Lebanon, has all the earmarks of a Hezbollah-Iranian operation carried out with or without Syrian help. Iran is now pouring millions of dollars into Lebanon to rebuild Hezbollah's military strength and is also financing Hamas in Gaza. Iran considers the pro-Western Christians of Lebanon as much an enemy as Israel, and she may very well ignite another civil war to finally bring the Christians under Muslim domination. In other words,...
  • Superheavy element 118 is discovered

    10/16/2006 6:10:03 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 56 replies · 2,098+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | 10/16/06 | UPI
    LIVERMORE, Calif., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. and Russian scientists say they have discovered the newest superheavy element -- element 118. The researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Russia made the announcement Monday. In experiments conducted at the JINR U400 cyclotron from February-June 2005, the researchers said they observed atomic decay patterns, or chains, that establish the existence of element 118. In these decay chains, previously observed element 116 is produced via the alpha decay of element 118. Element 118 is expected to be a noble...
  • Egypt Ruler Moved To Pull Down Cheops Pyramid For Noble Reasons

    02/19/2006 4:27:58 PM PST · by blam · 38 replies · 1,077+ views
    Makfax ^ | 2-19-2006
    Egypt ruler moved to pull down Cheops Pyramid of noble motives Cairo, 13:30 An Albanian with Macedonian origin, Muhammad Ali Pasha, ruler of Egypt, Syria and Arabia in 19th century, had ordered his French engineer Linan to pull down the Cheops Pyramid. The Great Pyramid of Cheops had been rescued with two piastres, the then Egyptian currency. This information was documented in archive paperwork kept in Revolution Museum depots. Media in Egypt cited extracts of these documents. According to documents, the then Egypt ruler Muhammad Ali wanted to remove stone blocks from their pyramid in order to build a dam...
  • "Worth the Cost" Pro-Troop Poster Campaign

    11/14/2005 9:09:49 AM PST · by gophergas · 10 replies · 1,033+ views
    I've gotten a LOT of positive feedback on my poster idea -- THANKS! Now, I'd like to ask for your help in taking it to the next level. I'm hoping to counter some of the emotional propaganda that's being spewed by the left. As such, a poster that uses emotional imagery to help put things into better perspective could help us tip the scales back toward sanity. If you feel that this poster is worthwhile, please copy it and send it to your friends, as well as anyone in the armed services who might like to know that there are...
  • The Difference Between Gold Stars

    08/28/2005 6:44:55 AM PDT · by Republican Nurse · 9 replies · 687+ views
    OpinionEditorials.com ^ | August 28, 2005 | Robin Mullins Boyd
    Grace Darling Seibold was a role model. She organized a group of mothers that lost their children in war. Seibold’s organization served as a source of comfort for the mothers who, in turn, spread their love to hospitalized veterans. On June 4, 1928, American Gold Star Mothers was officially established. The name “Gold Star Mothers” came from the Gold Star that families hung in their windows to honor the deceased veterans. The Gold Star symbolized the honor and glory of the supreme sacrifice of the soldier and the pride and devotion of the soldier’s family. It was not a mourning...
  • Iran: Harassment of Rights Defenders Escalates

    08/02/2005 9:05:35 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 175+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02 Aug 2005 | HRW
    New York, August 3, 2005) - The Iranian government intensified its attacks on independent human rights defenders by arresting prominent lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani and threatening Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi, Human Rights Watch said today. On Saturday evening, July 30, agents of the Judiciary, operating under the authority of Tehran chief prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi, arrested Soltani inside the offices of the Lawyers Association in Tehran. The next day, a Judiciary spokesman announced that Soltani was arrested for "revealing secrets relating to the case of nuclear spies." Soltani is currently being held in Evin prison in Tehran but has yet to be...
  • Simple Message for the Whole World: "Call Me an Iranian, Not a Moslem"

    06/03/2005 10:23:49 PM PDT · by Khashayar · 46 replies · 1,308+ views
    Persian Journal ^ | May 05 | Farhad Mafie
    "This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness." -Dalai Lama By Farhad Mafie November 16, 2003 Hold on to Your Hat! Some days the Persian Gulf is referred to as the Arabian Gulf. Some days Rumi?the great Iranian poet and philosopher?is referred to as a poet from Afghanistan or a poet from Turkey. Some days Sina or Avicenna, Râzi, Farabi, Birouni?the great Iranian scientists?are referred to as Arab scientists. Some days Iranian arts are referred to as Islamic arts...
  • Ayn Rand, Doctors, and a Good Book

    05/05/2005 12:08:19 PM PDT · by Hank Kerchief · 42 replies · 1,542+ views
    The Autonomist ^ | 05/04/05 | Reginald Firehammer
    Ayn Rand, Doctors, and a Good Book by Reginald Firehammer Students of Objectivism frequently note the number of things Ayn Rand predicted about society, culture, and the world which have actually happened just as she predicted. It is not what she wanted. She hoped her predictions would not come true, that her writing would serve as a warning that would stop the growth of the anti-intellectualism, altruism, and collectivism that is slowly eating away at western culture and civilization, creating the very horrors she predicted. Then DoctorsIn Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, in the chapter, "Is Atlas Shrugging?" Ayn Rand identified...
  • Past is prologue

    12/05/2004 10:30:40 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 195+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Dec. 5, 2004 | Dave St. John
    I remember watching a news clip of a Marine Infantry unit preparing to deploy from Camp Lejuene during the First Gulf War. I watched a young, squared away sergeant move competently among his men checking their gear and speaking quietly to them despite the rude, intrusive glare from the TV camera lights. Damn… I was proud of him and there was a muted urge to be there and be part of it again welling up deep from inside me. A few years later, I stopped at Quantico when I had a chance to go back there for a visit in...
  • A Noble Find Reveals Life In The Past (Ancient China)

    12/03/2004 3:39:10 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 899+ views
    A noble find reveals the life in the past www.chinaview.cn 2004-12-03 11:02:53 BEIJING, Dec. 3 (Xinhuanet) -- Chicken fighting, women dancing with long silk sleeves and other colourful mural portrayals of the ancient Chinese captivated archaeologists when they entered an ancient tomb in Shaanxi Province. The hostess and her female guests constitute a part of the murals found in an ancient tomb in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi Province. [file photo] The murals have been considered a rare find, according to Cheng Linquan, deputy director of the Xi'an Research Institute of Archaeology. They provide visual evidence for the study...
  • Rethinking The Alliance

    08/27/2004 8:24:55 AM PDT · by forty_years · 1 replies · 523+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | August 27, 2004 | Dariush Shirazi
    Many on the left, most visibly Presidential contender John Kerry, often claim that the "coalition of the willing" is weak and that participation from the international community has been minimal if anything. Opponents of President Bush use such claims in order to discredit the legitimacy of this noble endeavor for freedom. It may not be such a bad idea to look at the state of our coalition, not in an effort to attack President Bush, but rather to conduct a healthy reassessment and critique of the coalition and our allies. Several weeks ago, Michael Rubin returned from the Coalition Provisional...
  • Booksellers Caught in Dustup Over Kerry Record

    08/24/2004 6:24:06 AM PDT · by jonathanmo · 20 replies · 1,732+ views
    Booksellers Caught in Dustup Over Kerry Record As the battle between John Kerry and the self-proclaimed "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth," escalates, booksellers are getting caught in the crossfire. The past few days have brought curious--and apparently unrelated--incidents concerning the Kerry-bashing bestseller, Unfit for Command., co-written by one of the "Swift Boat" group's leaders, John O'Neill. Several store managers at Barnes & Noble and Borders spent the weekend fending off complaints from customers that the two chains were refusing to sell the book, which attempts to debunk Kerry's claim's about his war record. Meanwhile, independent and chain booksellers say they've...
  • Interesting New Book About Life As A Middle-Class Conservative

    04/20/2004 8:25:17 PM PDT · by Clay Henry · 1 replies · 246+ views
    Conservative Like Me ^ | 4/20/2004 | Clay Henry
    I heard this guy on Ken Hamblin's show today. He's just a regular Joe who wrote a book about what it really means to be conservative in America. Really knew his stuff. He and Ken had great rapport. It's about time we had a book about life in middle-America written by someone who actually lives there. More info is at http://www.conservativelikeme.com including an online version of the first chapter. Good stuff.
  • Where's Ann Coulter? Why is Barnes & Noble hiding all copies of TREASON from their customers?

    06/26/2003 10:38:46 PM PDT · by tuna_battle_slight_return · 194 replies · 577+ views
    Self ^ | June 27, 2003 | tuna battle
    If you take a stroll to your local Barnes & Noble, in search of Ann Coulter's new book, Treason, you may find yourself looking long and hard for a copy. I found the purposely elusive, strategically placed best-seller only after nearly 10 minutes of browsing the bookstore. Why is Barnes & Noble hiding this book? Treason is currently #3 at bn.com, easily beating out Living History, yet the Barnes & Noble on Monroe Street, in Toledo, Ohio, has conveniently removed the book from plain sight. I landed at the new releases, best-sellers, non-fiction section; one whole shelf is dedicated to...