Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $21,784
25%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 25% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: northamerica

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • ‘Merger of the Century,’ Combining America, Canada, Emerges as Quixotic Cause

    01/19/2014 10:15:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | January 18, 2014 | Conrad Black, Special to the Sun
    My relations with my National Post colleague Diane Francis have had their ups and downs over three decades or so. We have gotten over some rough patches, including a period of a couple of years when her chief public conversational gambit seemed to be the moral imperative that I be sent to prison. But we had put that behind us well before I was, in fact, to her apparent regret, actually sent to prison, and our relations have been fine for years. She is a very nice person and often an interesting business writer. And I have enjoyed reading her...
  • New North America Viking Voyage Discovered

    06/06/2013 7:08:32 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    LiveScience ^ | June 5, 2013 | Owen Jarus
    Some 1,000 years ago, the Vikings set off on a voyage to Notre Dame Bay in modern-day Newfoundland, Canada, new evidence suggests. The journey would have taken the Vikings, also called the Norse, from L'Anse aux Meadows on the northern tip of the same island to a densely populated part of Newfoundland and may have led to the first contact between Europeans and the indigenous people of the New World.
  • U.S. keeps building new highways while letting old ones crumble

    02/11/2013 12:43:44 PM PST · by Lorianne · 19 replies
    Start-Telegram ^ | 02 February 2013 | Curtis Tate, Greg Gordon
    America’s highway system, once a symbol of freedom and mobility envied the world over, is crumbling physically and financially, the potentially disastrous consequence of a politically driven road-building binge. President Barack Obama, state transportation officials, civil engineers, road builders and business groups all say that the country needs to invest trillions of dollars in its infrastructure, yet there’s little consensus on how to finance it or what the most pressing needs are. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the country needs $14 billion in additional federal funds each year just to maintain highways and $50 billion more to improve them....
  • Iran Spy Network 30,000 Strong

    01/03/2013 3:07:06 AM PST · by Cindy · 18 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | January 3, 2013 4:59 am | Bill Gertz
    "IRAN SPY NETWORK 30,000 STRONG Pentagon report: Iranian intelligence linked to spying, terror attacks" SNIPPET: "Iran’s intelligence service includes 30,000 people who are engaged in covert and clandestine activities that range from spying to stealing technology to terrorist bombings and assassination, according to a Pentagon report." SNIPPET: "“MOIS provides financial, material, technological, or other support services to Hamas, Hezbollah, and al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), all designated terrorist organizations under U.S. Executive Order 13224,” the report said. The spy service operates in all areas where Iran has interests, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Central Asia, Africa, Austria, Azerbaijan, Croatia, France,...
  • (Obama's Amerika) Africa Boasts More Cellphone Users Than All of North America

    12/20/2012 9:37:42 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    DVICE ^ | Dec 20, 2012 | Nathaniel Wattenmaker
    Africa boasts more cellphone users than all of North America The silver lining of being a developing continent is that you can skip entire stages of technological progress, like going directly from no phones to cellphones without suffering through land lines in between. Africa, for example, now has more mobile subscribers than the United States or Europe, and that means big things for African economies. Like we've mentioned before, beyond its wild growth, the African cellular telecommunications market is a hotbed of innovation. Areas like telemedicine and cellphone-based money-transfer schemes don't just make life easier, they help people live healthier...
  • GM profits slip 41% as European struggles take their toll

    08/02/2012 9:09:06 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/2/2012 | Dominic Rushe
    Business General Motors GM profits slip 41% as European struggles take their toll America's largest car firm made $1.5bn in the second quarter of 2012, with European division reporting operating loss of $361m Share 531 Email Dominic Rushe guardian.co.uk, Thursday 2 August 2012 09.25 EDT General Motors GM's CEO Dan Akerson said: 'We have more work to do to offset the headwinds we face.' Photograph: Jeff Kowalsky/EPA General Motors' profits fell 41% in the second quarter as troubles in Europe undercut strong sales in North America. America's largest automaker made $1.5bn in the second quarter of 2012, compared with $2.5bn...
  • UN calls for 'billionaires tax' to help world's poor

    07/06/2012 4:04:28 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/6/2012 | Tim Witcher
    The United Nations on Thursday called for a tax on billionaires to help raise more than $400 billion a year for poor countries. An annual lump sum payment by the super-rich is one of a host of measures including a tax on carbon dioxide emissions, currency exchanges or financial transactions proposed in a UN report that accuses wealthy nations of breaking promises to step up aid for the less fortunate. The annual World Economic and Social Survey says it is critical to find new ways to help the world's poor as pledged cash fails to flow. The report estimates that...
  • Did Ancient Drifters 'Discover' British Columbia?

    04/25/2012 4:58:58 PM PDT · by Theoria · 27 replies
    The Tyee ^ | 03 April 2012 | Daniel Wood
    Legends and bits of evidence tell a story of Asians arriving here long, long ago. Part one of two. "Even pale ink is better than memory." -- Chinese proverbAs the tide creeps over the sand flats of Pachena Bay south of Bamfield, it brings ashore the flotsam of the Pacific that -- on occasion -- hints at extraordinary travels and a mystery of historic proportions. Amid the kelp, in decades past, hundreds of green-glass fishing floats would arrive intact on the Vancouver Island coast, having ridden the powerful Japanese Current in year-long transits from Asia. But on rare occasions, entire...
  • Unveiled: Constitution for New Socialist North America

    11/18/2010 7:55:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 18, 2010 | Fergus Hodgson
    NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Revolutionary Communist Party USA has announced a "Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America," and members say they are planning for a "revolution" against capitalism, with violence if necessary. The "present capitalist-imperialist system" should be replaced with a "radically new economic system," they say. Carl Dix, a founding member and spokesman, believes that the federal government bailouts, under both George W. Bush and Barack Obama, are just one instance where they propped up what he calls the "capitalist class." His party is "building a revolution" and under the proposed constitution all "natural resources...
  • Sharia-Sanctioned Marital Rape in Britain—And North America

    10/28/2010 1:50:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Andrew Bostom ^ | October 14, 2010 | Andrew Bostom
    As reported in the UK Independent (10/14/10), president of the Islamic Sharia Council in Britain, Sheikh Maulana Abu Sayeed, has reiterated alarming comments made during a March, 2010 interview, sanctioning marital rape. Sheikh Sayeed was in fact responding to an inchoate effort at modernizing the contracts which govern Muslim marriages in Britain. The good Sheikh, representing Britain’s main Islamic Sharia court, the Islamic Sharia Council, promptly published a rebuttal of the contract, which included a statement on sexual abuse (page 6 here). He opined in the March interview:Clearly there cannot be any “rape” within the marriage. Maybe “aggression”, maybe “indecent...
  • The HOLY NORTH AMERICAN MARTYRS: John de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues and companions [Catholic Caucus]

    10/18/2010 10:42:22 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Magnificat.ca ^ | 1976 | Magnificat/Gerard Champagne
    The HOLY NORTH AMERICAN MARTYRS(†1642-1649)The Holy North American Martyrs are eight in number; five died in what is now Canada, three in what is now the United States. All are Jesuits, all are French in origin. They came in the 1640's to New France, to add their strength to that of the Franciscan Recollets, who had preceded them by a few years. There was not yet any bishop to assist them; the first bishop of Quebec, Blessed Monsignor Francis Montmorency de Laval, arrived only in 1658.Words strive in vain to convey to a comfortable world the virtue of the first...
  • OPP Lay Charges for Hate Crimes [Canada]

    07/10/2010 2:38:37 AM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies · 1+ views
    NOTE The following text is a quote: News Release July 8 2010 OPP lay charges for hate crimes TORONTO, July 8 /CNW/ - Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a Mississauga man under a seldom-used section of the Criminal Code of Canada governing hate crimes. At a news conference in Toronto, Commissioner Julian FANTINO and members of the Provincial Operations Intelligence Bureau's Hate Crimes Extremism Unit outlined details of the charges against 25-year-old Salman An-Noor HOSSAIN. A five-month investigation revealed that a website and blog operated by Mr. HOSSAIN contained information that, among other things, wilfully promoted hatred and advocated...
  • Law Enforcement Fears Shabaab Infiltration

    06/05/2010 1:07:16 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 922+ views
    Note: Video included at link. SNIPPET: "Now, law enforcement officials appear increasingly concerned Al-Shabaab members are trying to come back to America. But these members aren't disenchanted young men like Hassan, seeking to escape the terrorists' hold. Rather, the concern is that they are returning either to recruit more members or perhaps to plot attacks here." SNIPPET: "Al-Shabaab represents a "threat to the whole nation, all of the world," Ahmed told the IPT. "Everywhere they could recruit somebody they will try – Europe, North America, Australia, Africa…And they want to disrupt world peace." Ahmed warned that Al-Shabaab's main focus in...
  • Climate change 'makes birds shrink' in North America

    03/12/2010 10:55:45 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies · 1,174+ views
    BBC News ^ | 3/12/10 | Matt Walker
    Songbirds in the US are getting smaller, and climate change is suspected as the cause. A study of almost half a million birds, belonging to over 100 species, shows that many are gradually becoming lighter and growing shorter wings. This shrinkage has occurred within just half a century, with the birds thought to be evolving into a smaller size in response to warmer temperatures. However, there is little evidence that the change is harmful to the birds. Details of the discovery are published in the journal Oikos. In biology, there is a general rule of thumb that animals tend to...
  • Muslim-American body issues fatwa against airport body scanners

    02/12/2010 12:22:21 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 64 replies · 1,553+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 12 February 2010, 12:47pm | IANS
    WASHINGTON: Some Muslim-American groups are supporting a fatwa issued by a body of Islamic scholars forbidding Muslims from going through full body scanners at airports, a media report said. The Fiqh Council of North America issued the religious ruling this week that says going through the airport scanners would violate Islamic rules on modesty, Free Press reported. "It is a violation of clear Islamic teachings that men or women be seen naked by other men and women," reads the fatwa issued Tuesday. "Islam highly emphasises haya (modesty) and considers it part of faith. The Quran has commanded the believers, both...
  • Muslim-American body issues fatwa against airport body scanners

    02/12/2010 7:09:10 AM PST · by Schnucki · 75 replies · 1,473+ views
    Times of India ^ | February 12, 2010
    WASHINGTON: Some Muslim-American groups are supporting a fatwa issued by a body of Islamic scholars forbidding Muslims from going through full body scanners at airports, a media report said. The Fiqh Council of North America issued the religious ruling this week that says going through the airport scanners would violate Islamic rules on modesty, Free Press reported. "It is a violation of clear Islamic teachings that men or women be seen naked by other men and women," reads the fatwa issued Tuesday. "Islam highly emphasises haya (modesty) and considers it part of faith. The Quran has commanded the believers, both...
  • North American Muslims issue fatwa

    01/08/2010 10:20:13 PM PST · by spyone · 425 replies · 14,076+ views
    http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.com/iscc-fatwa-against%20terrorism.htm ^ | January 8, 2010 | Islamic Supreme Council of Canada
    Date: January 8, 2010 ISCC affiliated Imams Issue Important Fatwa Attack on Canada and the United States is Attack on Muslims Over 10 million Muslims Live in North America Calgary) Twenty Imams affiliated with the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada have issued a Fatwa today declaring the attacks on Canada and the United States by any extremist will be the attack on 10 million Muslims living in North America. This is the first Fatwa by the Muslim clergy declaring attacks on Canada and the United States as attack on Muslims. Following is the text of the Fatwa. FATWA (religious edict)...
  • [Saint John de] Brebeuf's Instructions to the Missionaries

    10/18/2009 8:43:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies · 357+ views
    Wyandot.org ^ | 1637 | Father Jean de Brebeuf
    Brebeuf's Instructions to the Missionaries In 1637, Father Jean de Brebeuf drew up a list of instructions for Jesuit missionaries destined to work among the Huron. These reflect his own experience and a genuine sensitivity toward our people. You must love these Hurons, ransomed by the blood of the Son of God, as brothers. You must never keep the Indians waiting at the time of embarking. Carry a tinder-box or a piece of burning-glass, or both, to make fire for them during the day for smoking, and in the evening when it is necessary to camp; these little services...
  • Is Martial Law Coming to Your State?

    10/09/2009 4:29:24 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 56 replies · 2,594+ views
    All Voices ^ | 9/10/09 | Write4Life
    I have repeatedly written articles about the complete disregard for the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts's as well as the disregard for the United States Constitution by elected officials in this State. Today, however, Massachusetts goes above and beyond into what can only be viewed as a true case of Big Brother knocking down the doors of American citizens. Today, by a vote of 113-36, the Massachusetts's House voted to grant the State's Governor the ability to force residents into mandatory vaccination in the event the Governor feels so inclined. It also grants him the right to declare martial...
  • LDS filmmaker says Book of Mormon set in North America

    10/03/2009 8:44:17 PM PDT · by Godzilla · 30 replies · 1,175+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | Saturday, Oct. 03, 2009 | Sharon Haddock
    MIDWAY, Utah -- LDS filmmaker Kieth Merrill says he picked the background for "The Testaments" by default, and if he had it to do over, he would have sought locations in North America rather than Central and South America. Speaking Friday at the Book of Mormon Prophecies Conference at the Zermatt resort, Merrill said he believes evidence supports a North American backdrop in the "promised land" for the Book of Mormon stories, wars and visits from Jesus Christ. "I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I can't say I know where it all took place," Merrill said as...
  • Choosing a Better Future in the Americas

    04/17/2009 3:31:19 PM PDT · by Hanna548 · 12 replies · 310+ views
    White House ^ | April 16, 2009 | President Barack Obama
    As we approach the Summit of the Americas, our hemisphere is faced with a clear choice. We can overcome our shared challenges with a sense of common purpose, or we can stay mired in the old debates of the past. For the sake of all our people, we must choose the future. Too often, the United States has not pursued and sustained engagement with our neighbors. We have been too easily distracted by other priorities, and have failed to see that our own progress is tied directly to progress throughout the Americas. My Administration is committed to the promise of...
  • Japan's exports fall by half in February

    03/29/2009 7:41:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies · 779+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2009 | TOMOKO A. HOSAKA
    Japan's ...exports tumbled 49.4 percent... Demand plunged in all regions of the world, particularly North America, Europe and Russia. The dismal figures highlight the grim outlook for Japan's export-oriented economy, the world's second-largest. Japan, which had relied foreign sales of its cars and gadgets to drive economic growth, now finds itself mired in its deepest recession since the end of World War II.
  • Miniature carnivore dinosaurs roamed North America (the size of a small chicken)

    03/17/2009 2:16:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,585+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/17/09 | Jean-Louis Santini
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Meat-eating dinosaurs the size of a small chicken roamed areas of North America 75 million years ago, according to research by Canadian paleontologists. The mini-dinosaur, similar in appearance to the Velociraptor, is named Hesperonychus elizabethae and is the smallest carnivorous dinosaur known to have lived in North America. "Hesperonychus is currently the smallest dinosaur known from North America," said University of Calgary paleontologist Nick Longrich. "Its discovery just emphasizes how little we actually know, and it raises the possibility that there are even smaller ones out there." Longrich, together with University of Alberta paleontologist Philip Currie, are...
  • New center revives North America agenda

    03/11/2009 4:22:01 AM PDT · by Man50D · 6 replies · 407+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 10, 2009 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Arizona State University has created a new trilateral research center to advance the continuing globalist agenda to integrate the United States, Mexico and Canada into a North American configuration. The North American Center for Transborder Studies, or NACTS, makes clear that while North American integration advocates may have backed off promoting the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America as their vehicle to create a North American Union, the globalist effort to integrate North America economically and politically continues under different names. NACTS Director Rick Van Schoik held a press conference Feb. 10 at the National Press Club in Washington,...
  • Head of Muslim group with admitted Hamas ties to offer prayer at Obama inauguration

    01/15/2009 8:07:46 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 19 replies · 1,162+ views
    JihadWatch ^ | 1/14/09
    Federal prosecutors last summer rejected claims that ISNA was unfairly named an unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation Hamas terror funding case. ISNA has admitted ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. The Muslim Brotherhood is waging, in its own words, "a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” And the head of ISNA is going to offer a
  • Muslim woman, rabbis to pray at inaugural service

    01/14/2009 4:57:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies · 897+ views
    AP ^ | 1/14/2009 | RACHEL ZOLL
    At past inaugurations, ceremonial prayers uttered on behalf of the incoming president drew about as much attention as the flags on the podium. Not this year. Barack Obama's choice of clergy is under scrutiny like no other president-elect before him, alternately outraging Americans on the left and the right as he navigates the minefield of U.S. religion. "I can't recall any prayers drawing so much attention," said Charles Haynes, senior scholar at the First Amendment Center who specializes in religion in public life. Gay advocates assailed Obama, while many conservative Christians were heartened, when he invited the Rev. Rick Warren,...
  • MB Comes to the Inaugural (Muslim Brotherhood)

    01/15/2009 7:24:13 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 18 replies · 767+ views
    dianawest.net ^ | 1/14/09 | Diana West
    Jeffrey Imm writes in with an AP report about the January 21 Inaugural prayer service to take place at the National Cathedral in Washington. Among those officiating will be Ingrid Mattson, president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). This is an outrage and should be stopped. What's ISNA? As I have written (here, for instance), the US government has identified ISNA as a Muslim Brotherhood front organization. Actually, the Muslim Brotherhood itself has identified ISNA as a Muslim Brotherhood front organization. And the Muslim Brotherhood is all about extending Islamic law globally--even in America. According to its 1991...
  • Muslim terror promoters penetrating Canadian security agencies?

    12/16/2008 6:00:47 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 365+ views
    CreepingSharia ^ | 12/16/08
    We tend to focus on creeping sharia in the U.S. but Canada is not exempt from the grand jihad as this article from earlier this year indicates. With porous borders and chatter of a North American Union we should hope Canada is taking the threat seriously. David Harris. The enemy within If terrorism suspect Momin Khawaja, now on trial in Ottawa, is as guilty as Crown prosecutors say, it’ll be time to settle an important question: Was Mr. Khawaja a “Naji man”? Amid trial allegations, court details and defence objections, significant questions arise about Mr. Khawaja’s status as a consultant...
  • Exploding Asteroid Theory Strengthened By New Evidence Located In Ohio, Indiana

    07/02/2008 3:27:51 PM PDT · by blam · 68 replies · 1,699+ views
    Physorg ^ | 7-1-2008 | University of Cincinnati
    Exploding asteroid theory strengthened by new evidence located in Ohio, Indiana Space & Earth science / Earth Sciences Ken Tankersley seen working in the field in a cave in this publicity photo from the National Geographic Channel. Geological evidence found in Ohio and Indiana in recent weeks is strengthening the case to attribute what happened 12,900 years ago in North America -- when the end of the last Ice Age unexpectedly turned into a phase of extinction for animals and humans -- to a cataclysmic comet or asteroid explosion over top of Canada. A comet/asteroid theory advanced by Arizona-based geophysicist...
  • How Will North America's Largest Aquifer, The Ogallala Aquifer, Fare?

    04/09/2008 6:47:32 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 509+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-10-2008 | US Department of Agriculture.
    How Will North America's Largest Aquifer, The Ogallala Aquifer, Fare?The Ogallala aquifer underlies parts of eight states. (Credit: Photo courtesy U.S. Geological Survey) ScienceDaily (Apr. 10, 2008) — Are the tens of thousands of playa lakes that dot the Southern High Plains key to keeping the Ogallala Aquifer's dwindling waters clean? That's the question Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant physiologist Dennis Gitz is asking about North America's largest aquifer. Playas are ephemeral lakes that form when rainwater fills natural clay depressions in the landscape. Gitz found that this water flows continually downward, if slowly, into the Ogallala, contributing to its...
  • Now, here come the Mexican airplanes

    03/23/2008 5:54:02 PM PDT · by Niteflyr · 39 replies · 855+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | August 09, 2007 | Jerome R. Corsi
    The U.S. has built nine navigation systems for Mexico and Canada under the controversial Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America in an apparent first step toward establishing the satellite infrastructure needed to create a North American air traffic control system. The defining vision for North American air traffic control was articulated by then-Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta in a Sept. 27, 2004, statement announcing, "We must make flying throughout North America as seamless as possible if we are to truly reap the rewards of the expanding global economy."
  • Pollution Visible From East Asia To North America In New Satellite Image

    03/18/2008 3:01:14 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 1,033+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-18-2008 | NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.
    Pollution Visible From East Asia To North America In New Satellite ImageIn a new NASA study, researchers taking advantage of improvements in satellite sensor capabilities offer the first measurement-based estimate of the amount of pollution from East Asian forest fires, urban exhaust, and industrial production that makes its way to western North America. (Credit: Image courtesy of NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) ScienceDaily (Mar. 18, 2008) — In a new NASA study, researchers taking advantage of improvements in satellite sensor capabilities offer the first measurement-based estimate of the amount of pollution from East Asian forest fires, urban exhaust, and industrial production...
  • Proposal in Texas for a Public-Private Toll Road System Raises an Outcry

    02/10/2008 5:13:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 937+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 10, 2008 | Ralph Blumenthal
    ROBSTOWN, Tex. — Leon Little’s farm here near Corpus Christi would not be seized for Texas’s proposed $184-billion-plus superhighway project for 5 or 10 years, if ever. But Mr. Little was alarmed enough to show up Wednesday night with hundreds of his South Texas coastal neighbors to do what the Texas Department of Transportation has been urging: “Go ahead, don’t hold back.” Don’t worry. Texans have gotten the message, swamping hearings and town meetings across the state to grill and often excoriate agency officials about a colossal traffic makeover known as the Trans-Texas Corridor, a public-private partnership unrivaled in the...
  • First Americans All from Siberia, Study Confirms

    11/27/2007 2:56:48 PM PST · by fishtank · 27 replies · 111+ views
    Humans somehow made their way into the Americas from distant lands, but knowing precisely when and from where they made the journey are matters of heated scientific debate. New genetic evidence, however, backs up a chilly northwestern arrival to North America from Siberia about 12,000 years ago, via a temporary land bridge spanning the Bering Strait. The findings further challenge an alternative idea that humans sprinkled in to both North and South America on open sea voyages 30,000 years in the past. Excerpt only...... whole story at link
  • NAFTA Superhighway plans advance south

    09/10/2007 3:41:24 AM PDT · by Man50D · 54 replies · 975+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | September 10, 2007 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Official Mexican government reports reveal Mexico has entered discussions with the state of Texas and top officials in the Bush administration to extend the Trans-Texas Corridor into Mexico, with a plan to connect through Monterrey to the deep-water Mexican ports on the Pacific, including Manzanillo and Lazaro Cardenas. The official website of the Mexican northeastern state of Nuevo León contain multiple reports that José Natividad Gonzáles Parás, governor of the Mexican state of Nuevo León, has actively discussed with numerous U.S. government officials, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the...
  • U.S. self-government is in peril (SPP Alert)

    09/11/2007 5:33:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 98 replies · 3,458+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2007 | Phyllis Schlafly
    It's now leaking out that there was more going on than met the eye at the Security and Prosperity Partnership Summit in Montebello, Canada, in August. The three amigos - President George W. Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon - finalized and released the "North American Plan for Avian & Pandemic Influenza." The "Plan" - that's what they call it, with a capital P - is to use the excuse of a major flu epidemic to shift powers from U.S. legislatures to unelected, unaccountable "North American" bureaucrats. This idea was launched on Sept. 14, 2005,...
  • SUSPECT IN FIRST WTC BOMBING TO BE SPEAKER IN HARTFORD JULY 8, 2007

    07/02/2007 6:53:03 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 71 replies · 4,921+ views
    Americans against Hate | July 2, 2007 | RaceBannon
    One of the unindicted co-conspirators of the FIRST WTC bombing, Siraj Wahhaj, will be a speaker at a local Islamic Conference to be held THIS SUNDAY in Hartford, Connecticut. All Freepers and Lurkers in good standing are requested to drop everything to be in Hartford for this event. This meeting is being held by known HAMAS supporters, also.
  • Bill paves way for Canada's 'disappearance' (integration with U.S. and Mexico)

    06/24/2007 1:11:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 311 replies · 2,465+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | June 23, 2007
    Lawmakers in Canada appear to be paving the way for "deep integration" with the U.S. and Mexico with a proposed measure that advances the controversial Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America promoted by the Bush administration, notes WND columnist Jerome Corsi. It's an issue Corsi has fully investigated for his newest book, "The Late Great USA." The conservative minority government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper is pressing for "The Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement", which would enable a Canadian company to challenge laws in provinces that block the North American Free Trade Agreement. Murray Dobbin, a Vancouver author...
  • White House confirms Bush, Harper, Calderon meeting in Quebec in August

    06/18/2007 9:35:18 AM PDT · by BGHater · 20 replies · 744+ views
    AP ^ | 15 June 2007 | AP
    The White House has confirmed that U.S. President George W. Bush will travel to Canada this summer to meet Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Mexican president in Quebec. The announcement says Bush will be in Montebello, Quebec, on August 20 and 21 to meet Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon. The White House says the three leaders will discuss global and hemispheric issues at the North American summit. News of the meeting first came out last month when it was reported that the summit would be held at a luxury rural hotel resort in Montebello. Officials have said the...
  • Gov't documents reveal plan for U.S., Canada to rebuild Mexico's infrastructure

    06/09/2007 2:38:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies · 1,101+ views
    One News Now ^ | June 8, 2007 | Chad Groening
    Judicial Watch, a public-interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, has obtained more documents pertaining to the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) of North America -- an initiative that has created uneasiness among some conservative groups. According to its own government website, the SPP is defined as a "trilateral effort to increase security and enhance prosperity among the United States, Canada, and Mexico through greater cooperation and information sharing." The effort includes what the website calls "ambitious security and prosperity programs" designed to keep the nations' borders "closed to terrorism yet open to trade." Tom Fitton, president of Judicial...
  • NAFTA SUPERHIGHWAY | An urban myth or reality?

    05/31/2007 6:06:33 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies · 2,029+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | May 30, 2007 | Matt Stearns (McClatchy Newspapers)
    NAFTA SUPERHIGHWAY | An urban myth or reality? Super suspicious foes The government denies any such plans, but campaign against it continues. By MATT STEARNS McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON | If the government really has a secret plan for a 12-lane road-and-rail NAFTA Superhighway that will split the heartland from Mexico to Canada, it is playing with a great poker face. “There is absolutely no U.S. government plan for a NAFTA Superhighway of any sort,” said David Bohigian, an assistant secretary of commerce. Sen. Kit Bond, a Missouri Republican and a powerful member of committees that would authorize and pay for...
  • Angry truckers to encircle D.C. with 'blockade'

    04/14/2007 4:52:09 AM PDT · by Man50D · 50 replies · 2,122+ views
    WorldNetdaily.com ^ | April 14, 2007 | Jerome R. Corsi
    American truckers plan to circle the White House and state capitals in a "rolling blockade" to protest a federal government plan to allow Mexican long-haul rigs to operate throughout the U.S. Drivers who participate in "Truck-Out" also are being asked to run their rigs at the minimum speed permitted by law. The protest is scheduled for April 23-25 to coordinate with the "Hold Their Feet to the Fire" rally and radio talk show marathon in Washington planned by the Federation for American Immigration Reform. "American truckers are going to have their jobs undercut or vanish into the hands of Mexican...
  • Bush tour makes stop in Guatemala

    03/12/2007 8:14:58 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 3 replies · 410+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, March 12, 2007
    Mr Bush will speak about social justice and equality President George W Bush is in Guatemala for a one-day visit, after a stop in Colombia where he pledged his personal support to its fight against drugs. He will discuss security, trade and immigration with Guatemala's president. This is the fourth stop in Mr Bush's tour of Latin America, which has seen protests at every stage. Venezuela's president, Hugo Chavez, has used a parallel tour of the region to speak out against what he calls the interference of the "American empire". Mr Chavez started his tour last week in Argentina,...
  • Bush promotes trade with Uruguay

    03/10/2007 7:26:13 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 12 replies · 513+ views
    BBC ^ | Saturday, March 10, 2007
    Thousands of protesters greeted Mr Bush's arrival US President George Bush has met his Uruguayan counterpart, Tabare Vazquez, as part of his five-nation Latin American tour to promote trade.Mr Bush arrived in Montevideo from Brazil - where he signed a deal to develop alternative fuel sources. Uruguay is keen to sign free trade deals with the US, even if it means leaving the Mercosur trade bloc. The tour attracted protests in Brazil and about 5,000 protesters gathered in Uruguay for Mr Bush's visit. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is conducting his own tour of the region and addressed 40,000 anti-Bush...
  • Chavez's anti-US rhetoric draws crowds (Sort of pro-American).

    03/10/2007 5:15:05 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 15 replies · 728+ views
    BBC ^ | Saturday, March 10, 2007 | Daniel Schweimler
    !-- S IIMA --> Chavez attacked Bush in front of the Buenos Aires crowd It was the kind of situation that the Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez, loves - 40,000 flag-waving supporters joining him in hurling insults at the US President, George W Bush.He was at a football stadium in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, leading what he called an anti-imperialist rally to coincide with Mr Bush's arrival in neighbouring Uruguay. Most of the crowd were members of trade unions, left-wing and human rights organisations, those who already supported Mr Chavez and what he calls his brand of socialism for...
  • President Bush Discusses Western Hemisphere Policy

    03/06/2007 6:04:37 AM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 26 replies · 595+ views
    White House ^ | 05 March 2007 | Office of the Press Secretary
    Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Washington, D.C. Thank you all. (Applause.) Please be seated -- si ntese. Buenas tardes. Gracias por la bienevenida. For those of you not from Texas, that means, good afternoon. (Laughter.) And thank you for the welcome. I'm honored to be back again with the men and women of the Hispanic Chamber. I appreciate your hospitality. I'm pleased to report the economy of the United States is strong, and one of the reasons why is because the entrepreneurial spirit of America is strong. And the entrepreneurial spirit of America is represented in this room....
  • Is the Security and Prosperity Partnership the Beginning of a North American Union?

    03/01/2007 2:11:41 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 4 replies · 335+ views
    Magic City Morning Star ^ | Feb.12,'07 | Tom DeWeese
    Some charge that such a union would eventually override our Constitutional government, our economic system, and even our currency. Can it be possible? On March 23, 2005 President Bush met with Mexican President Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin in what was officially described as a "Summit." The initiative is called the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP). Yet there has been no Congressional oversight or authorization. No funds appropriated. The major debate in the U.S. today is over border security. Our nation is being flooded with hordes of illegal aliens. They are over-burdening our schools, hospitals and social services....
  • More Mexican labour needed in oil patch, executives say[Canada]

    02/24/2007 12:22:11 AM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 17 replies · 629+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | 23 Feb 2007 | STEVEN CHASE
    North American CEO group recommends Canada import temporary workers Canada and Mexico should accelerate efforts to import temporary Mexican energy workers to alleviate the skills shortage in Alberta and other provinces as oil sands development ramps up, top North American CEOs will recommend today. They will also call for Canada, the United States and Mexico to start work on harmonizing regulations and standards in three sectors: financial services, transportation, and food and agriculture, The Globe and Mail has learned. The 30 chief executive officers make up the North American Competitiveness Council, formed last year to advise political leaders on strengthening...
  • Border issues top agenda at North American officials' meeting

    02/24/2007 8:16:07 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 33 replies · 625+ views
    WFRV.COM ^ | 23 FEBRUARY 2007 | AP
    OTTAWA (AP) -- Senior officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico opened talks Friday to hash out ways to thwart cross-border security threats, cope with a potential bird flu outbreak and boost North American trade. With growing Mexican and Canadian concerns about U.S. border restrictions imposed since the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez were meeting their counterparts from the two countries to consider cooperation on the issues. Hosted by Canadian Foreign Minister Peter MacKay, the gathering of the two-year-old Security and Prosperity...
  • Experts doubt Clovis people were first in Americas

    02/23/2007 9:34:17 AM PST · by george76 · 100 replies · 1,975+ views
    yahoo...Reuters ^ | Feb 22 | Will Dunham
    The Clovis people, known for their distinctive spear points, likely were not the first humans in the Americas, according to research placing their presence as more recent than previously believed. Using advanced radiocarbon dating techniques, researchers writing in the journal Science on Thursday said the Clovis people, hunters of large Ice Age animals like mammoths and mastodons, dated from about 13,100 to 12,900 years ago. That would make the Clovis culture, known from artifacts discovered at various sites including the town of Clovis, New Mexico, both younger and shorter-lived than previously thought. Previous estimates had dated the culture to about...