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  • North Quabbin Catholic Community: Promoting an atmosphere of hatred and violence

    07/07/2014 10:33:24 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 3 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | July 7, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Last September, I noted how Deacon Scott Colley, the administrator (at least at the time if not still so) of the Facebook page for the North Quabbin Catholic Community, which includes several parishes in and around Athol, Massachusetts, banned me for taking issue with the applause which often breaks out during Holy Mass at Our Lady Immaculate Parish in Athol. See here. And back in 2011, I disagreed with Father Krzysztof Korcz when he blamed parents as being the sole cause of the lack of vocations and the exodus of young people from Catholic life. See here. Lastly, I noted...
  • North Korea Warns of New Form of N-test

    04/30/2014 1:24:42 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 3 replies
    CanIndia ^ | April 30, 2014 08:18 GMT | News Wire
    North Korea Tuesday threatened to carry out “a new form of nuclear test” in response to US President Barack Obama’s Asia tour. “The DPRK (North Korea) will advance along the road of bolstering up nuclear deterrent, unhindered, now that the US brings the dark clouds of a nuclear war to hang over the DPRK,” Xinhua quoted a spokesperson of the North Korean foreign ministry as saying in a statement. “There is no statute of limitations to the DPRK’s declaration that it will not rule out a new form of nuclear test clarified by it in the March 30 statement. This...
  • New Spotlight on North Korea’s Horrors (Operation Squirrel)

    04/17/2014 6:09:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | April 17, 2014 | Marco Rubio
    This week, Australian justice Michael Kirby, who led the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea, is briefing members of the U.N. Security Council regarding the widespread atrocities being committed on a daily basis against innocent people by one of the world’s most repressive regimes. Given Russia’s recent actions in Ukraine and other global challenges, the report of this U.N. commission has not received the attention it deserves.
  • Oliver North Tears Into Obama White House’s ‘Leadership Deficit Disorder’ (CPAC)

    03/07/2014 12:59:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Baze ^ | March 7, 2014 | Becket Adams
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Former Marine Corps. Lt. Col. Oliver North said Friday that Ukraine is paying the price for America’s lack of leadership under President Barack Obama. “The people of Ukraine are at this very minute paying the terrible price for America’s leadership deficit disorder and the Obama organization’s utopian rush to unilateral disarmament,” North said at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference held outside Washington, D.C. He continued, ramping up his criticism of President Obama’s approach to national defense and foreign policy. “We don’t need a head of state who guts our defenses and draws phony red lines...
  • Answer This: Oliver North

    02/25/2014 5:51:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | February 25, 2014 | Patrick Gavin
    Oliver North is a former United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel and, currently, a political commentator on Fox News and author. His latest book, “American Heroes,” looks at the individuals working to fight Islamic terrorists. “The profession of arms in the United States arm force has to be the most challenging vocation in the world — for those who serve, and for those who love the service member,” North writes. “There is no other calling I know of that places so many challenges on familial relationships, so much stress on loved ones, as military service.” North joins POLITICO for the...
  • Col. Oliver North: 'There is no strategy' to the defense budget that reduces military to pre-WWII...

    02/25/2014 11:17:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 24, 2014 | Van Susteren/Oliver North
    Full title: Col. Oliver North: 'There is no strategy' to the defense budget that reduces military to pre-WWII levelsVIDEO at link: Ollie North up to the 4:45 minute mark. GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: Colonel Oliver North joins us. Nice to see you, Colonel. LT. COL. OLIVER NORTH, HOST, 'WAR STORIES' & FORMERLY U.S. MARINE CORPS: Good to be with you but not on a day like this. VAN SUSTEREN: All right. I was going to ask you two things. Two-part question. First, do we have to make cuts in the military? Is that smart and wise? And secondly,...
  • Governor McCrory Comments On 12-Year-Old Madison Kimrey

    12/12/2013 1:09:41 AM PST · by God'sgrrl · 9 replies
    WFMY News 2 ^ | December 10, 2013 | Liz Crawford
    BURLINGTON, N.C. -- Governor Pat McCrory talked to WFMY about Madison Kimrey, the Burlington girl who has been asking to sit down with him for months. more....
  • Why Are North Carolina Liberals So @&%*! Angry?

    07/19/2013 7:04:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    WSJ ^ | 7/19/13 | Stephen Moore
    The burning heart of liberal activism and indignation this summer can be found, of all places, in the charming capital city of the Tar Heel State. On Monday, for the 11th week in a row, thousands of protesters descended on the copper-domed Capitol denouncing the policies of a Republican Party that for the first time since Reconstruction controls North Carolina´s governorship and legislature. Some 800 agitators have been arrested for disrupting the legislature. By all accounts, these "Moral Monday" rallies, though peaceful, are growing in size and volume. The rallies have caught the eye of the national media,
  • Eight Colorado counties want to leave the state

    06/07/2013 12:24:45 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-7-2013 | Greg Campbell
    As a sign of just how divisive the recently ended Colorado legislative session has been, it may very well result in a literal division of the state. As many as eight counties composing the rural, oil and gas-rich northeast corner of the state are pursuing a plan to cut ties with a capital city they no longer feel represents their interests and come together as the 51st state in the country: North Colorado. “We’re actually going to pursue it,” said Weld County Commissioner Douglas Rademacher, a farmer whose jurisdiction is spearheading the effort. “Frankly, we’ve been ignored in northeastern Colorado...
  • There’s Twice as Much Oil Below North Dakota than We Thought

    05/01/2013 12:27:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Free Enterprise ^ | 5/1/13 | Sean Hackbarth
    Don’t expect the energy boom in Montana and the Dakotas to end anytime soon. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the formations below these three states hold double the amount of oil and triple the amount of natural gas than was believed five years ago. National Journal reports: The formations, called Bakken and Three Forks, span much of western North Dakota, the northern tip of South Dakota and the northeastern tip of Montana. The last time the United States Geological Survey assessed this area for its oil and gas reserves was in 2008. But that assessment did not...
  • Vanity: News Sources on North Korean News?

    04/13/2013 8:42:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 46 replies
    Question! I'm trying to learn more and keep up with the movements, etc in North Korea. Where on the internet are there some good, reliable websites that Freepers go to for news about the rogue state? For instance there was a Freeper a few days ago who had posted about how you can go online and watch North Korea's "objects" in orbit. Anyhow just curious! Would be great to pool some news resources!
  • Obama warns North Korea he will take 'all necessary steps' to defend the U.S.

    04/11/2013 6:36:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/11/13 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN |
    President Obama warned North Korea on Thursday that his administration will take "all necessary steps" to defend the United States from aggression and urged Pyongyang to tone down its threats. "Now is the time for North Korea to end the kind of belligerent approach that they've been taking, and to try to lower temperatures," he said in the Oval Office, after a meeting with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. "Nobody wants to see a conflict on the Korean Peninsula." North Korea, he said, must "observe the basic rules and norms" set by the international community, including the UN. "We...
  • Ron Paul Launches Home-School Curriculum.

    04/10/2013 11:08:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/8/13 | Andrew Johnson
    Former Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has announced plans for a K–12 curriculum for home-school students that will offer them “an education in liberty like no other.” The first phase set to launch in September, and all subjects will be taught, but the curriculum will put an emphasis on primary-source documents that focus on the “basics of Western Civilization and Western liberty — how it was won, how it is being lost, and how it will be restored” rather than textbooks.
  • Commander defends move to delay missile test, says US can defend against NK launch

    04/09/2013 9:16:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4-9-2013 | FoxNews.com
    The top U.S. military commander in the Pacific on Tuesday defended the decision to delay a key missile test, saying the U.S. has already demonstrated its capabilities to North Korea and suggesting there's no need to further inflame tensions with an "unpredictable" leader. Adm. Samuel Locklear, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, stressed that the U.S. has a "credible ability" to intercept any missile launch from North Korea -- as the regime reportedly prepares for a launch as early as Wednesday. But Locklear voiced concern that North Korea's new leader Kim Jong Un is "more unpredictable" than his late father Kim...
  • 'I was so brainwashed in North Korea death camp I betrayed my family': Survivor's shocking story

    04/06/2013 6:49:04 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies
    Mirror ^ | 4/6/13 | Alun Palmer
    Even after he was forced to see his mum being hanged and his brother being shot dead, he was convinced he had done the right thingWhen 13-year-old Shin Dong-hyuk overheard his mother planning an escape from their North Korean death camp, he knew exactly what he had to do. He told the guards everything and watched as his mum and brother were dragged away. And in an even more shocking confession, Shin has revealed that after he was forced to see his mum being hanged and his brother being shot dead, he was convinced he had done the right thing....
  • North Korea tells Brit diplomats to get out — then sets chilling April 10 deadline

    04/05/2013 12:42:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    The Sun ^ | 4/5/13 | Jack Losh
    Crackpot Kim Jong-un’s regime today issued a chilling threat to British diplomats warning them to get out of Pyongyang. Alarmingly the North Korean government said it would not be able to guarantee the safety of embassies from April 10. Russian diplomats have also been advised to evacuate. Today the Foreign Office added that it is “considering next steps” after the threat. It is still unclear why next Wednesday has been set as a deadline – but it is sure to spark fears despot Kim Jong-un will launch an attack after that date.
  • 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: Nukes are our country's 'life'

    04/01/2013 1:46:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/31/13 | Alastair Jamieson
    One of North Korea's top decision-making bodies is setting guidelines that call nuclear weapons "the nation's life" that won't be traded even for "billions of dollars,” The Associated Press reported. The statement Sunday came after a plenary meeting of the central committee of the ruling Workers' Party attended by leader Kim Jong Un and other officials, the AP said. **SNIP** Sunday’s statement says nuclear weapons aren't "goods for getting U.S. dollars" or a "political bargaining chip." Outside analysts have said Pyongyang raises worries over its nuclear ambitions to spur nuclear-disarmament-for-aid talks, the AP said.
  • North Korea Has Issued Its Ultimate Definite Last Totally 'Final Warning'

    03/31/2013 12:19:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 92 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/29/13 | Sara Morrison
    North Korea greeted the weekend by stating through its KCNA news agency that it is entering a "state of war" with South Korea. This seems like much more serious news than an earlier KCNA story about using nutritious leeks in seasonal dishes, but there's reason to be skeptical that NoKo's latest declaration means anything at all. The statement wasn't accompanied by an actual attack, which would have been the most obvious sign that North Korea was serious about this. Instead, it's just more chest-beating, this time in response to the "provocation" of the U.S. flying stealth bombers over South Korea....
  • North Korea Forces Await 'Final Strike Order' from Kim Jong-un

    03/10/2013 10:18:12 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 32 replies
    Int'l Business Times ^ | 3/10/13 | Vasudevan Sridharan
    South Korea vows strong response if provoked North Korea's armed forces are reported to be awaiting a "final order" from the country's supreme leader Kim Jong-un before launching a campaign against South Korea. Ahead of a ten-day joint computer-simulated drill to be conducted by the US and South Korea on 11 March, the North's most widely circulated mouthpiece Rodong Sinmun said: "Our front-line military groups, the army, the navy and the air force, the anti-aircraft units and the strategic rocket units, who have entered the final all-out war stage, are awaiting the final order to strike." The mouthpiece said the...
  • Dennis Rodman causes some confusion in North Korea

    03/07/2013 9:17:56 PM PST · by Gigantor · 7 replies
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  • Seismic Activity Reported in North Korea

    02/11/2013 7:28:44 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 108 replies
    Uh-oh. RT @W7VOA: Seismic activity detected in #DPRK... believed to be "man-made" per various #ROK sources.
  • Nork Generals = LOL

    02/11/2013 12:52:25 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 40 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    How exactly does one earn so many medals they won't even fit  on the coat with an army that hasn't seen combat for 60 years? Hazing recruits?  Parades...?
  • BANNED in CHINA: North Korea's Scary Soviet-Era Fleet has Nowhere to Go

    01/26/2013 4:26:32 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    By enacting a safety ban -as the EU has- on Air Koryo's  Soviet jalopies, China has effectively left the Norks  with only two planes capable of international routes... Save for a couple newer Russian Tu-204 aircraft, the DPRK's Air Koryo -infamous for the world's worst booking site and the only one-star airline in existence- boasts a fleet comprised of creaking USSR-era aircraft (IL-62, Tu-134, Tu-154), planes that have all been banned in the European Union due to failed Air Koryo ground inspections, ancient design, noise- and the North Korean's contempt for international safety standards in general. Until now, the...
  • Marc Faber: "Paul Krugman Should Go And Live In North Korea"

    12/13/2012 10:42:36 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 8 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 12/13/2012 - 21:18 | Tyler Durden
    If there is one thing better than Marc Faber providing a free, must-watch (and listen) 50 minute lecture on virtually everything that has transpired in the end days of modern capitalism, starting with who caused it, adjustable rate mortgages, leverage, why did the Fed let Lehman fail, why was AIG bailed out, quantitative easing, Operation Twist, where the interest on the debt is going, which bubbles he is most concerned about, a discussion of gold and silver, and culminating with his views on a world reserve currency, is him saying the following: "The views of the Keynesians like Mr. Krugman...
  • North Korean Satellite 'Tumbling Out of Control,' U.S. Officials Say

    12/12/2012 4:11:50 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 52 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 12, 2012 | Jim Miklaszewski and Alan Boyle
    The object that North Korea sent into space early Thursday appears to be “tumbling out of control” as it orbits the earth, U.S. officials told NBC News. The officials said that it is indeed some kind of space vehicle but they still haven’t been able to determine exactly what the satellite is supposed to do. In a statement, the White House said the rocket launch was a highly provocative act that threatens regional security and violates U.N. resolutions. The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned the launch, calling it a "clear violation" of U.N. resolutions. A spokesman for U.N....
  • North Carolina cheated and prospered, now it's time for reckoning

    08/15/2012 11:56:11 AM PDT · by KingOfVagabonds · 52 replies
    cbssports.com ^ | 8/14/12 | Gregg Doyel
    The free ride is over for North Carolina. It was good while it lasted -- but why it lasted so long, I can't say. It's astounding, how this academic scandal could go on for so many years and help so many UNC athletes without being stopped. ....How many athletes were given free grades from the Department of African and Afro-American Studies? We don't know.
  • North Korea's Key to Olympic Medals: Refrigerators For Winners, Labor Camps for Losers

    08/02/2012 12:31:17 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/2/12 | JOOHEE CHO
    North Korea's Olympic athletes are thrilling their countrymen with surprising success in winning medals and they are attributing their success to their Dear Leader Kim Jong Un. But others, including former North Korean athletes who have defected, suggest the success of the country's small contingent of athletes at the games may be the result of a policy of training them from a very young age at specialized schools, backed up by rewards like cars and refrigerators for winners and the threat of labor camps for losers. North Korea ranks 14th in the overall medal count, but fifth in terms of...
  • North Korea says it needs weaponry to defend against US nuclear threat

    07/12/2012 12:00:33 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12 July 2012 | Aaron Clements-Hunt
    North Korea has claimed that it needs atomic weaponry to defend itself from a constant threat of US nuclear attack and that Pyongyang would never give up its right to a "peaceful space programme". Pak Ui-Chun, North Korea's foreign minister, told a crowd at the ASEAN forum that it was Washington's aim to "eliminate the political ideology and system our people have opted for". Mr Pak said North Korea would use its "peaceful space programme" to "explore and utilise the outer space to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes". Mr Pak justified his claims by describing a US and South...
  • North Korea facing worst drought in 100 years

    06/27/2012 7:09:27 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 51 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 27 June 2012 | Staff
    North Korean soldiers have been dispatched to water crops that are withering in the worst drought to affect the country in more than a century, with the United Nations warning that yields for staples such as wheat, barley and potatoes will inevitably be affected. The state-run KCNA news agency said temperatures have been as much as eight degrees higher than usual for May and June and, combined with historically low levels of precipitation, have left rice paddies dried and cracked. The maize crop stands a mere 15 inches tall in many places in North and South Hwanghae provinces, instead of...
  • North Dakota has surpassed Alaska in crude oil production.

    06/15/2012 8:46:03 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 18 replies
    EIA ^ | June 15 2012
    In March 2012 Alaska produced 17,592,000 barrels of crude oil. In March 2012 North Dakota produced 17,840,000 barrels of crude oil. North Dakota is now the 2nd largest producer of crude oil in the USA behind Texas.
  • Will North Dakota be the first state to end property taxes?

    06/11/2012 2:27:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Post Bulletin ^ | 6/11/12 | Josh Goodman
    Will North Dakota be the first state to end property taxes?By Josh Goodman Associated Press Posted: Jun 11, 2012, 10:29 am WASHINGTON — North Dakota voters on Tuesday will decide the fate of a ballot initiative that would make the state the first in the country to end property taxes. If any state is going to take such a dramatic step, North Dakota would seem to be a likely candidate. North Dakota is generally a conservative state, and fiscal conservatives generally support lower taxes. The state is also experiencing a surge in tax revenue unrivaled elsewhere. The property tax is...
  • North Carolina's Democratic drama (RATS have a rough week)

    05/13/2012 4:44:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/12/12 | CHARLES MAHTESIAN
    North Carolina's Democratic dramaBy CHARLES MAHTESIAN | 5/12/12 11:46 PM EDT It's been a rough week for North Carolina Democrats. First there was Tuesday's passage of the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Then, as a result, there were calls from gay rights activists to move the Democratic National Convention out of Charlotte. On Friday, Gov. Bev Perdue said her state looked like Mississippi as a result of the gay marriage vote -- and she didn't mean it as a compliment. All the while, the state's former senator, John Edwards, was on trial in Greensboro. And just when it looked...
  • US food aid for North Korea

    12/18/2011 8:10:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | 12/18/11 | Staff
    The United States is poised to announce a significant donation of food aid to North Korea this week, the first definite accomplishment after months of diplomatic contacts behind the scenes. An agreement by North Korea to suspend its uranium enrichment programme will most likely follow within days. Discussions have been taking place since summer in New York, Geneva and Beijing. They have already yielded agreements by North Korea to suspend nuclear and ballistic missile testing, readmit international nuclear inspectors expelled in 2009, and resume a dialogue between North and South Korea, according to US diplomats.
  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, 69, has died

    12/18/2011 7:27:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    ap ^ | 12/18/11 | ap
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Kim Jong Il, North Korea's mercurial and enigmatic leader, has died. He was 69. Kim's death was announced Monday by state television from the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. Kim is believed to have suffered a stroke in 2008 but appeared relatively vigorous in photos and video from recent trips to China and Russia and in numerous trips around the country carefully documented by state media. The leader, reputed to have had a taste for cigars, cognac and gourmet cuisine, was believed to have had diabetes and heart disease.
  • Why Isn’t North Dakota’s Senate Race a Tossup?

    12/05/2011 2:03:34 PM PST · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    Roll Call ^ | December 1, 2011 | Stuart Rothenberg
    Two polls conducted by reputable Democratic pollsters show Republican Rep. Rick Berg to be in serious trouble in the North Dakota Senate race, especially now that former state Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp (D) has entered the race. The first survey, conducted in mid-August well before Heitkamp jumped into the contest, was conducted by Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group. It found voters preferring Berg over a Democrat by a mere 4 points — 44 percent to 40 percent — in a generic Senate ballot test. Only 33 percent of respondents rated Berg’s job performance as good or excellent, while 55 percent termed it...
  • Mysterious project continues

    10/12/2011 10:37:22 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 10/12/11 | JULIE MASON
    White House reporters have tried all their sneakiest reporter tricks to find out what is really going on behind the green construction wall on the North Lawn. The 44 blog recently witnessed one journalist trying to extract details from a utility worker, to no avail. Trucks come and go from the White House construction site, their company logos covered for security. There is jackhammering, and digging. The cement truck tires get washed off before they leave the site -- no one wants a messy White House driveway.
  • Half of North Korea's army 'starving'

    09/13/2011 10:11:26 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies · 22+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 9/13/11 | Julian Ryall
    As much as half of North Korea's army is starving as food shortages that were previously affecting only the civilian population worsen and begin to affect institutions tasked with protecting Kim Jong-Il's regime. Disaffected North Koreans working secretly as journalists within the country for the Japan-based Asiapress International news agency have smuggled out video footage of interviews with soldiers in different parts of the isolated country, with many complaining of malnutrition.
  • Implications of China’s Economic Penetration of North Korea

    07/15/2011 10:40:07 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    Jamestown China Brief ^ | 7/15/2011 | Gordon G. Chang
    Three days after leaving China—where he pledged to work for peace—Kim Jong Il threatened to wage war against South Korea (Yonhap News Agency, May 30). The highly provocative comments from the North Korean regime at the end of May were interpreted as a sign of Chairman Kim’s defiance of Beijing, after a week-long visit that Korea watchers termed “disastrous.” Indeed, there are moments when Beijing and Pyongyang do not see eye to eye—such as this May during Kim Jong Il’s trip—but in essence the North Koreans know that the Chinese have to support them. That is why Kim felt confident...
  • Who, what, why: Is North Dakota really a US state?

    07/14/2011 10:00:21 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 42 replies
    BBC News ^ | 14th July 2011 | Tom Geoghegan
    'North Dakota is amending its constitution because of a long-standing technical omission that some claim makes its statehood invalid. So does that mean it's really just a US territory and not a state at all? Every American child is taught there are 50 states in the US. But an 82-year-old care home resident in Grand Forks, North Dakota, is throwing the truth of that universally held statement into some doubt. While reading the state constitution, which is 40 years older than he is, John Rolczynski noticed it omitted to mention the executive branch when explaining which new officers need to...
  • North Dakota statehood called into question

    07/15/2011 11:30:51 AM PDT · by CalinectesSapidus · 41 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | July 13, 2011 | Ryan Johnson
    North Dakota earned its star on the American flag on Nov. 2, 1889, becoming the 39th or 40th state as it was admitted to the union along with South Dakota — or maybe not. Grand Forks resident John Rolczynski, 82, said he has discovered a flaw in North Dakota’s Constitution that he believes means the state is technically still a territory more than a century after its statehood was approved by Congress and authorized by the president. He noticed the flaw on Jan. 31, 1995, and soon set out to notify judges, lawmakers and federal authorities, even sending a letter...
  • Poll: 4 in 10 Southerners Still Side With Confederacy

    05/03/2011 9:29:20 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 436 replies · 1+ views
    aolnews ^ | Apr 13, 2011 – 7:10 AM | lauren frayer
    A century and a half after the opening shots of the U.S. Civil War, nearly four in 10 Southerners say they still sympathize with the Confederacy.
  • Gays in the Military (by Lt. Col. Oliver North)

    12/18/2010 2:48:10 PM PST · by Innovative · 71 replies · 2+ views
    National Review ^ | Dec. 7, 2010 | Oliver North
    Obama's social experiment would have devastating effects on the finest military force the world has ever known. At issue is a pending vote in the Senate on repealing Section 654 of Title X of the U.S. Code. This law, on the books since 1993, states: "The presence in the armed forces of persons who demonstrate a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts would create an unacceptable risk to the high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion that are the essence of military capability." The authors acknowledge that 67 percent of all Marines, more than...
  • North Korea's undercover journalists revealmisery of life in dictatorship

    11/27/2010 9:51:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | 11/27/10 | Julian Ryall
    With its ruthless dictator, network of forced labour camps and iron grip of its ruling party, North Korea is the last country one might expect to see a middle-aged woman berating a policeman for demanding a bribe. But extraordinary video images smuggled out of North Korea, combined with reports of graffiti and posters critical of the regime, indicate a growing willingness among a previously cowed public to speak out and demand change. Such dissent would once have been unthinkable in the reclusive state, but now hunger and plummeting living standards are now triggering demands for freedom - something that no...
  • Jimmy Carter: North Korean Dictators Deserve Our Respect

    11/26/2010 2:42:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 82 replies
    verum serum ^ | 11/26/10 | John
    Wherever there is a tyrannical government in trouble, you’ll find Jimmy Carter there to defend them. Case in point, his op-ed on behalf of North Korea, published Wednesday in the Post. It begins: No one can completely understand the motivations of the North Koreans, but it is entirely possible that their recent revelation of their uranium enrichment centrifuges and Pyongyang’s shelling of a South Korean island Tuesday are designed to remind the world that they deserve respect in negotiations that will shape their future. Every word of this paragraph is false, willfully ignorant or humiliatingly stupid. Take your pick. For...
  • Analysis: Attack is North Korean Bid for Attention (WTH?)

    11/24/2010 2:35:14 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/23/2010 | Yahoo News
    A frustrated North Korea is lashing out again, this time with a deadly volley of artillery aimed at reminding rival South Korea — and the world — that it will not be ignored. The barrage of shots fired Tuesday at a South Korean island lying within sight of its shores did not come out of nowhere. For weeks, North Korea has been angling for credit for reaching out to the U.S. and South Korea, and has warned that the cool response would come at a cost. The destruction that set homes ablaze, sent civilians fleeing for underground shelters and killed...
  • Leftwing Extremist 'Southern Poverty Law Center' Smears Conservatives, Patriots

    04/18/2010 12:02:33 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 8 replies · 557+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 4/18/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    The Leftwing extremist group called 'The Southern Poverty Law Center' of Montgomery, Alabama has with one stroke of the pen smeared conservatives and Patriots in its new, infamous 'blacklist' it entitles, 'Meet the Patriots.' Among those it includes in the blacklist are some of the most reputable conservative Patriots in America today, such as U.S. Representative Michelle Bachmann (R-MN), federal judge and Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano, U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R-TX), Gun Owners of America (GOA) chief Larry Pratt, Fox News personality Glenn Beck, and U.S. Representative Paul Broun (R-GA), among others.
  • 2012: Sarah Palin for president, Oliver North for VP. Would you vote for this ticket?

    11/13/2010 11:02:11 AM PST · by endthelies · 109 replies
    What chance do you think this would have of becoming the Republican ticket? Would you vote for it?
  • 140th Anniversary of Robert E. Lee's death

    10/10/2010 2:24:00 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 390 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | October 10, 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The American flag, which Robert E. Lee had defended as a soldier, flew at half mast in Lexington, Virginia.
  • While Carter visits North Korea, leader Kim Jong Il may have traveled to China, reports say

    08/25/2010 9:56:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/26/10 | Staff
    Seoul, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il may have traveled to China in what would be his second visit to the country this year. The Yonhap news agency cites a high-ranking Seoul official as saying there are signs Kim went to China early Thursday. YTN television in Seoul is also reporting a possible Kim trip to China. A National Intelligence Service spokesman tells the AP the reports "appear to be true" but gave no further details. He spoke on condition of anonymity because of department policy. China's Foreign Ministry did not comment.