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  • Breaking: Iraqi PM denies backing Obama's withdrawal plan

    07/20/2008 7:16:02 AM PDT · by Kleebo151 · 46 replies · 141+ views ^ | July 20, 2008 | Sun Yunlong
    BAGHDAD, July 20 (Xinhua) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki denied that he has released statements backing a plan of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama which sets a timeframe for possible U.S. troops withdrawal from Iraq, the government's spokesman said on Sunday. Ali al-Dabbagh said in a statement that Maliki's statements to German magazine Der Spiegel "have been misunderstood and mistranslated and were not conveyed accurately regarding the vision of Senator Barack Obama on the timeframe for U.S. forces withdrawal from Iraq."
  • Maliki: I Support Obama’s Withdrawal Timetable (W-T-* ALERT)

    07/19/2008 5:12:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies · 211+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/19/2008
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told a German magazine that he supports Barack Obama’s plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq within 16 months of taking office. The apparent endorsement of a cornerstone of Obama’s foreign policy drew swift praise from the Obama camp. But the White House stressed that any timelines are contingent on “security gains” in the region. “U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama talks about 16 months. That, we think, would be the right timeframe for a withdrawal, with the possibility of slight changes,” al-Maliki told the magazine Der Spiegel. He said he wants U.S. troops to leave...
  • Cost of Government Day [consuming 53.9 percent of national income.......]

    07/16/2008 10:22:30 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies · 218+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Grover Norquist
    Cost of Government Day By Grover Norquist This year Americans have worked until today, July 16, to pay for the total costs of federal, state and local government. This is 197 days of the year consuming 53.9 percent of national income. Over the past 22 years, in only four years (1982, 1983, 1991 and 1992) did Cost of Government Day fall later in the year. Federal spending will consume 83.7 days. State and local spending will consume 50.5 days effort. Federal regulations cost 4l.7 days and State regulations cost 20.9 days. The spending data is precise, the regulatory burdens are...
  • Green Party Taps McKinney (Cynthia McKinney nominated for US President)

    07/13/2008 9:38:08 AM PDT · by XR7 · 58 replies · 265+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7/13/08 | Jake Tapper
    For those voters who think Ralph Nader and Bob Barr are too conventional, the Green Party this weekend named former Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Georgia, its 2008 presidential nominee. At the Green Party's nominating convention Saturday in at the Chicago Symphony Center, McKinney received 313 out of 532 votes cast in the first round of balloting. "I am asking you to vote your conscience, vote your dreams, vote your future, vote Green," McKinney told the convention's 800 or so attendees. "A vote for the Green Party is a vote for the movement that will turn this country right-side-up again." McKinney, a...
  • Merkel warns Obama not to use landmark for 'electioneering'

    07/09/2008 12:26:12 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 112 replies · 461+ views
    Agence France-Presse ^ | July 9, 2008 | Deborah Cole
    BERLIN (AFP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has slammed a request by Barack Obama to give a speech this month before the Brandenburg Gate as inappropriate, her deputy spokesman said Wednesday. The conservative leader said that while she would be pleased to meet the US Democratic presidential hopeful, it would be wrong for him to hold a "campaign rally" at the historic symbol of German unity. "It is unusual to do electioneering abroad," spokesman Thomas Steg told reporters. "It is unusual to hold election rallies abroad. No German candidate for high office would even think of using the National Mall...
  • Senate Backs Wiretap Bill to Shield Phone Companies

    07/09/2008 1:05:04 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 108 replies · 490+ views
    New York Times ^ | 9 July 2008 | By ERIC LICHTBLAU
    WASHINGTON — More than two and a half years after the disclosure of President’s Bush’s domestic eavesdropping program set off a furious national debate, the Senate gave final approval on Wednesday afternoon to broadening the government’s spy powers and providing legal immunity for the phone companies that took part in the wiretapping program. The plan, approved by a vote of 69 to 28, marked one of Mr. Bush’s most hard-won legislative victories in a Democratic-led Congress where he has had little success of late. And it represented a stinging defeat for opponents on the left who had urged Democratic leaders...
  • Jesse Ventura To Run for Senate

    07/09/2008 7:45:40 AM PDT · by Impy · 55 replies · 198+ views
    Politcal Punch ^ | 7-9-08 | Jake Tapper
    In an interview with NPR's David Welna that ran today former Gov. Jesse "The Body" Ventura, Ind-Minn., says he will run for Senate, challenging incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., whom Ventura defeated for governor in 1998, as well as Democratic nominee and former Saturday Night Live humorist Al Franken. Ventura, born Jim Janos, tells Welna that the main reason he's running is because of Coleman's support for the war in Iraq. "That's the reason I run," he says. "I run because it angers me...All you Minnesotans take a good hard look at all three of us. And you decide: if...
  • 'Obama found dead in shock accident' email being sent around

    07/05/2008 8:29:18 AM PDT · by Grig · 63 replies · 427+ views
    My spam filter grabs a non-spam email now and then and I've been monitoring what it does so I can adjust the settings and make sure it stops doing that. One of the spam I got last night had the title 'Obama found dead in shock accident'. I'm sure if it said 'Bush' or "McCain' instead of Obama conservatives would be up in arms about it, and so I hope also see this in the same light. I'm in Canada so I'm sure if this breaks a law or not up here. Have any of you in the USA received...
  • Obama Makes Huge Flip Flop on Iraq

    07/03/2008 3:53:16 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 8 replies · 63+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 3 July 08 | John Stephenson
    Of course he tries to doctor it all up with fancy phrase catches like "I've always maintained" etc, etc., but he is fooling no one on the right or the left. Why would he change the strongest position he has with the left at this stage in the game? “I’ve always said that the pace of withdrawal would be dictated by the safety and security of our troops and the need to maintain stability. That assessment has not changed,” he said. “And when I go to Iraq and have a chance to talk to some of the commanders on the...
  • Obama to Vets and Military Families: **** You! I'm Standing by Jodie Evans and Code Pink

    07/02/2008 10:32:22 PM PDT · by kristinn · 119 replies · 5,708+ views
    Thursday, July 3, 2008 | Kristinn
    Democratic presidential presumptive Sen. Barack Obama (IL) met with his terrorist supporting fundraiser, Jodie Evans, at a $5 million Hollywood fundraiser held last week at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion on Tuesday, June 24.In what can only be described as a big middle finger to the veterans and military families who have urged Obama to renounce Evans, Obama met with Evans and was photographed with her at the fundraiser.Evans is co-founder of the leftist anti-American group Code Pink. She and Code Pink have endorsed the terrorists in Iraq and have sent over $600,000 in cash and humanitarian aid to "the other...
  • Obama: Redeemer or fraud?

    07/01/2008 3:51:10 PM PDT · by sasquatch57 · 21 replies · 329+ views
    The Aspen TImes ^ | 7/01/08 | Addison Gardner
    Last week the media’s celestial choir was interrupted by a couple of character eruptions that lifted Obama's messianic mantel and revealed Nike running togs and a gold Rolex.
  • Minneapolis church rebuked for dishonoring the name of Saint Joan of Arc

    06/28/2008 4:39:48 PM PDT · by poetbdk · 16 replies · 198+ views
    PRLog (Press Release) ^ | Jun 26, 2008 | Ben D. Kennedy
    Ben D. Kennedy of sends letter to Minneapolis St. Joan of Arc Church rebuking them for dishonoring the name of Saint Joan of Arc. Issued By: Jun 26, 2008 18:06:34 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLog (Press Release) – Jun 26, 2008 – In a letter sent to St. Joan of Arc Church in Minneapolis author Ben D. Kennedy rebukes the church for dishonoring and disgracing the name of Saint Joan of Arc, the person for which the church is named. Joan of Arc is renowned in history as being one of the purest humans to ever live having dedicated...
  • Media Darling Flips And Flops Way To Center

    06/26/2008 6:58:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 112 replies · 368+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 26, 2008 | Charles Krauthammer
    "To be clear: Barack will support a filibuster of any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies." —Obama spokesman Bill Burton, Oct. 24, 2007 That was then: Democratic primaries to be won, netroot lefties to be seduced. With all that (and Hillary Clinton) out of the way, Obama now says he'll vote in favor of the new FISA bill that gives the telecom companies blanket immunity for post-9/11 eavesdropping. Back then, in the yesteryear of primary season, he thoroughly trashed the North American Free Trade Agreement, pledging to force a renegotiation, take "the hammer" to Canada and Mexico, and...
  • Obama supports supreme court reversal of gun ban

    06/26/2008 6:59:41 PM PDT · by melt · 96 replies · 768+ views ^ | 6/27/08 | Suzanne Goldenberg and Elana Schor
    · Candidate's stance at odds with former position · Democrat backs death penalty for child rapist Barack Obama intensified his campaign to appeal to voters on the life-and-death issues of the American heartland yesterday by stepping away from his past support for gun control. In the latest in a series of policy reversals for the Democratic presidential candidate, Obama came out in support of yesterday's supreme court decision overturning a gun ban in the city of Washington that had been a model for fighting urban crime. He had previously supported the Washington ban, the strictest in the US. It was...
  • Protesters want legislative pay raises vetoed (Jindal heckled - JindalWatch® Alert)

    06/24/2008 12:09:42 PM PDT · by abb · 88 replies · 653+ views
    KTBS-TV3 ^ | June 24, 2008 | Staff
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, in Shreveport for a ceremonial signing of a tax cut bill passed by the Legislature, was met today by protesters upset over state lawmakers doubling their pay and the governor's decision not to veto it. Residents around the state want the governor to veto the pay raise bill. Jindal said he thinks the raise is a bad idea but he won't veto it, saying the Legislature should deal with the consequences of its actions. Jindal went to Chamber of Commerce Plaza in downtown Shreveport at noon today for a ceremonial signing of a bill sponsored by...
  • Republican National Committee: Obama Fundraising Hypocrisy (Obama - Code Pink Scandal)

    06/14/2008 1:39:46 PM PDT · by kristinn · 45 replies · 645+ views
    PR Newswire via ^ | Saturday, June 14, 2008 | RNC
    Republican National Committee WASHINGTON, June 14 -- RNC Press Secretary Alex Conant released the following statement today: "Barack Obama's campaign of hypocrisy and finger pointing continues this morning. While Obama and Democrats launch attacks on Republicans, their silence concerning fundraisers like Jodie Evans and Jim Johnson is deafening. Obama's hypocritical attacks undermine everything his campaign is supposed to be about." Jodie Evans Is The Co-Founder Of The Radical Anti-War Group CODEPINK And Has Committed To Raise At Least $50,000 For Barack Obama: Evans Is A Bundler For Obama's Presidential Campaign And Has Committed To Raising $50,000 To $100,000. (Obama For...
  • Report: Jimmy Carter Says Israel Has 150 Nuclear Weapons

    05/27/2008 10:26:37 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 57 replies · 95+ views
    Associated Press and Jerusalem Post ^ | 27 May 08 | staff reporter
    LONDON — Former President Jimmy Carter caused a stir over the weekend when he claimed that Israel possesses a nuclear arsenal of 150 weapons. While experts have long maintained Israel has a nuclear arsenal, the Jewish state has refused to confirm or deny it. Most estimates, many based on evidence leaked in 1986 by Israeli nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu, put the number of Israeli nuclear weapons at between 100 and 200. But other experts have said the number is as low as 60 or as high as 400.
  • BREAKING: Dean wants closure by July 1

    03/28/2008 7:17:47 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 22 replies · 1,160+ views ^ | 20080328 | Ben Smith
    A potential game-changer from CBS News and "The Early Show." Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean says he wants superdelegates to make a decision by JULY 1 -- the most specific he has been in his effort to prod the party to decide between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton before the Democratic National Convention in late August. Harry Smith asked if after the nominating contests end with the South Dakota and Montana primaries on June 3, "Do you want the superdelegates to have some sort of vote immediately so that you'll know months in advance of the convention what the...
  • [OJ] Simpson Arrested In Armed Robbery Case

    09/16/2007 3:20:25 PM PDT · by Roberts · 39 replies · 1,127+ views
    Fox5News ^ | 9/16/07 | Fox5News
    LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police said they've arrested O.J. Simpson on charges related to an armed robbery of sports memorabilia. The arrest came after another man was taken into custody in the alleged incident. Police said Walter Alexander was arrested on two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery and burglary with a deadly weapon. Two firearms were seized, police said. Simpson has said he was among several people who went to a casino hotel room this week. He said he'd hoped to retrieve some items that...
  • BREAKING - Norman Hsu missing! Did not turn in his Passport and his whereabouts is unknown!

    09/05/2007 11:05:27 AM PDT · by V.Foster · 106 replies · 3,863+ views
    DEVELOPING STORY: California businessman Norman Hsu, a former New York apparel executive and major contributor to Democratic candidates and causes, failed to appear for a bail reduction hearing Wednesday, leading to speculation that he again is a fugitive from the law, FOX News has learned. Where is Hsu?
  • Free Michael Vick! Killing Dogs is Merciful, as are Abortions

    08/21/2007 3:42:47 AM PDT · by spartagroup · 5 replies · 780+ views ^ | 8/20/2007 | Ricky Acuchilador
    Warning! Graphic Images Repeated from two weeks ago because of Vick taking the plea deal Liberals Demand Tough New Laws to Protect All Animals … Buy Only Animals by Ricky Acuchillador Gee, all segments total, self-righteous liberal America were outraged by Michael Vick’s admittance of guilt for interstate trafficking of fighting dogs, which included hanging eight, and ripping others alive limb by limb. How about asking them what they think of unborn Humans?Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama, along with Suzie Drempt, executive vice president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, appeared on the Glitzer Hoof program...
  • GOP state senator appears ready to switch parties (Chris Koster)

    08/01/2007 8:35:03 AM PDT · by Optimist · 39 replies · 1,912+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 08/01/2007 | Virginia Young
    JEFFERSON CITY — Chris Koster, a Republican state senator and champion of stem cell research, is expected to announce today that he is switching to the Democratic Party. Koster, a candidate for attorney general next year, will hold news conferences in Columbia, Harrisonville and St. Louis. In a news release, he promised "a speech that may transform the political landscape of Missouri." Koster, of Harrisonville near Kansas City, resigned late Tuesday as chairman of the Senate Republican Caucus. His resignation letter, hand-delivered by Koster's secretary to the office of Senate President Pro Tem Mike Gibbons, gave no explanation. < snip...
  • Top McCain Aides Quit Struggling Campaign

    07/10/2007 10:24:08 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 133 replies · 17,768+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 10, 2007 | Dan Balz
    Republican presidential candidate John McCain accepted the resignations of two of his top aides today in a stunning shakeup of a campaign that has been roiled by financial and political problems. Campaign manager Terry Nelson and chief strategist John Weaver issued terse statements announcing their departures from the McCain camp, which reportedly came after the candidate erupted after concluding that his top-level advisers had mismanaged the operation. An angry McCain reportedly confronted Weaver and Nelson about the campaign's operations, particularly the amount of money that was being spent even when it was clear funds were tight. The final confrontation, coming...
  • Immigration Bill Faces Senate Showdown

    06/27/2007 3:00:09 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 91 replies · 3,144+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Jun 27,2007 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS ap
    The Senate's revived legislation to legalize millions of unlawful immigrants faces a critical test Thursday after surviving potentially fatal challenges. Attempts from the right and left to alter key elements of the delicate bipartisan compromise failed Wednesday, including a Republican proposal to deny illegal immigrants a path to citizenship and Democratic bids to reunite legal immigrants with family members. The Senate killed, by a 56-41 vote, an amendment by Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., to provide more green cards for parents of U.S. citizens. By a 55-40 margin, it tabled a proposal by Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., to give family members...
  • Why Iran matters to oil markets

    03/28/2007 3:25:02 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 36 replies · 229+ views ^ | March 28 2007: 3:23 PM EDT | By Steve Hargreaves
    As tensions mount with Iran, oil markets around the world remain fixated on the Persian Gulf, ready to send prices soaring on the slightest hint of escalation. Tuesday crude oil jumped $5 a barrel, or about 8 percent, on rumors, later denied, that U.S. warships had clashed with Iran's naval vessels. ...the United States gets less than 20 percent of its oil from the Mideast, and has an embargo on all oil from Iran. Plus, experts say Iran needs to export oil just as badly as the world needs to buy it, making a complete shutoff unlikely. ... Iran, the...
  • Latest MI GOP POLL: McCain 30% Giuliani 26% Romney %20 Gingrich 16% Thompson 2% Brownback 1%

    03/19/2007 1:37:15 PM PDT · by nowandlater · 182 replies · 1,981+ views
    It looks like a three way dog fight is emerging between Rudy, McCain, and Romney. As a Romney fan it looks like the advertising in selected states like NH an MI are working.
  • Calling all ex-gay organizations to distribute flyers at local high schools!!

    02/25/2007 8:07:04 AM PST · by dcnd9 · 5 replies · 537+ views
    Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) distributes flyers to students at area public high schools and so should you! Flyers announcing your ex-gay organization and the resources you offer to the community are a good way to communicate the message that change is possible and that diversity includes ex-gays (individuals who no longer self-identify as “gay”). You deliver your flyers to the local high schools and the school administration distributes the flyers to the student body. PFOX has samples of its flyers and brochures at under Downloads. Flyers must advertise the resources and support your ex-gay organization...
  • Barbaro Is Euthanized

    01/29/2007 11:08:28 AM PST · by Kimmers · 80 replies · 2,091+ views
    Forbes ^ | 1/29/07 | DAN GELSTON
    Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was euthanized Monday after complications from his gruesome breakdown at last year's Preakness, ending an eight-month ordeal that prompted an outpouring of support across the country. "We just reached a point where it was going to be difficult for him to go on without pain," co-owner Roy Jackson said. "It was the right decision, it was the right thing to do. We said all along if there was a situation where it would become more difficult for him then it would be time." A series of ailments, including laminitis in the left rear hoof and a...
  • Did we lose a helo in Iraq containing 2 Colonels, 1 Lt Colonel...

    01/28/2007 3:29:27 PM PST · by PierreLegrand · 12 replies · 547+ views
    Here is the link to the CNN Website showing KIA in Iraq. Exactly the ranks listed by Honestjoe are listed KIA in a Blackhawk crash. Maliki is our ally? Oh my gosh the ramifications to our efforts in Iraq are dreadful…the only way to get past this is to understand that Iran is pulling the strings and take the war finally to Iran. The United States has to stop acting like a we fell off the turnip truck yesterday. How did the insurgents know who was on that Helicopter? Are they getting inside information? How can we continue to fight...
  • BREAKING: 20 U.S. service members killed in Iraq

    01/20/2007 6:31:11 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 95 replies · 2,518+ views
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 20 JANUARY 2007 | AP
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - At least 20 American service members were killed in military operations Saturday in the deadliest day for U.S. forces in two years, including 13 who died in a helicopter crash and five slain in an attack by militia fighters in the holy city of Karbala, military officials said. Saturday's toll was the third-highest of any single day since the war began in March 2003, eclipsed only by 37 U.S. deaths on Jan. 26, 2005, and 28 on the third day of the U.S. invasion. U.S. authorities also announced two American combat deaths from Friday. The heavy toll...
  • Tancredo Announces Presidential Bid (Video)

    01/16/2007 10:42:58 AM PST · by Jay777 · 151 replies · 1,719+ views
    Stop The ACLU ^ | 16-Jan-07 | John Stephenson
    While Drudge and everyone else is caught up in Obamamania, Tancredo throws his hat in the race as well.
  • Legal analyst: Break in (JonBenet) Ramsey case could be Hoax

    08/17/2006 1:41:53 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 112 replies · 3,378+ views
    WTSP TV - Channel 10 ^ | August 17, 2006 | WTSP TV - Channel 10
    Legal analyst: Break in Ramsey case could be hoax DENVER (KUSA) - 9NEWS legal analyst Scott Robinson believes there are still too many questions about the suspect, John Mark Karr, to feel confident about conviction. “In this particular case when you have an uncorroborated confession, I think it’s good to be cynical and to be skeptical,” Robinson said. “The suspect seems to be ducking questions about his connection to the Ramsey family… how the little girl came to be in the basement with him in the first place.” Robinson believes one thing is clear, however. This is the biggest development...
  • Agents Arrest 3 Exchange Students In Des Moines

    08/13/2006 3:22:59 PM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 150 replies · 3,156+ views
    WASHINGTON -- Immigration officials have now picked up all but two of the 11 Egyptian exchange students who came to the U.S. for a summer course in Montana but never showed up for classes. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents tracked three of the students to Des Moines. They were arrested at about 8 p.m. Friday, and are being held in the Polk County Jail. They will be here until a federal immigration judge decides if they will face charges or be deported. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents won't say what led them to find these students in Des Moines...
  • Bush's back rub magnified in cyberspace

    07/20/2006 9:07:21 PM PDT · by notes2005 · 55 replies · 3,979+ views
    AP ^ | July, 20 | By JAKE COYLE,
    NEW YORK - An impromptu back rub that President Bush gave German Chancellor Angela Merkel is now massaging millions of funny bones. A 5-second video and series of photographs recently posted on and various blogs show Bush surprising Merkel at the G-8 Summit by quickly rubbing the back of her neck and shoulders. The chancellor immediately hunches her shoulders, throws her arms up and grimaces, though she appears to smile as Bush walks away. The video has been one of the most popular clips on the Web and spawned countless remarks on the particulars of etiquette for world leaders....
  • Fundraiser for Troops

    07/16/2006 1:33:33 PM PDT · by crazygoptheri · 39 replies · 1,761+ views
    Silicon Valley Young Republican Federated Location: Sanborn Skyline County Park 16001 Sanborn Rd, saratoga, CA View Map When: Saturday, August 12, 5:00pm Phone: Svyrfc-408 243 4761 Greetings: The Silicon Valley Young Republicans Federated would like to invite everyone to attend our event to help raise money for the troops on august 12th. We are co-sponsering this event with the California Republican Assembly unit in santa clara county. We would feel honored if you can attend or if you can not attend you can donate. SVYRF Club Socials SVYRFC Annual BBQ Location: Sanborn Skyline County Park, Saratoga When: August 12, 2006...
  • Something's Different in Iraq: Tipping Point Reached?

    06/26/2006 9:52:58 AM PDT · by Icitinuris · 53 replies · 2,534+ views
    Global Politician ^ | 6/26/2006 | Nicholas M. Guariglia
    "Every conflict reaches a tipping point. More often than not, historians would vouch, that tipping point need not be anywhere near the end of an ongoing war. It could be said, before Okinawa, prior to the bodies at Iwo Jima, before the firebombing of Tokyo, prior to MacArthur's return to the Philippines, and years before Truman's early August atomic decision, Japanese defeat was sowed at Midway. Ditto that in the European theater in the aftermath of D-Day, some eleven months before the fall of the Third Reich: turning points, they were, leaving only the question of how much time, treasure,...
  • Fishery Council Wants Monument Exception

    06/16/2006 9:22:23 PM PDT · by Proud2BAmerican · 3 replies · 469+ views
    Honolulu Star-Bulletin ^ | June 16, 2006 | Diana Leone
    By Diana Leone The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council will ask for continued commercial fishing in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, despite a presidential order yesterday that will ban it in a large region declared as a monument, a council member says. Westpac council member Edwin Ebisui said the council thinks fishing is "palatable and consistent with a monument or reserve." "Westpac's position is and has been that the two fisheries going on up there (bottom-fish and pelagic) have been for years absolutely consistent with marine protection," Ebisui, Hawaii member of the council, said yesterday by telephone from a meeting...
  • Egypt Attacks May Indicate Emerging Sinai Bedouin Insurgency

    05/17/2006 2:26:29 PM PDT · by RepublicanRaderFan · 26 replies · 636+ views
    Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Focus ^ | May 17, 2006 | Chris Zambelis
    Egypt Attacks May Indicate Emerging Sinai Bedouin Insurgency By Chris Zambelis Egypt appears to have scored a number of successes in recent weeks in its war against Islamist militants. Counter-terrorist units and police converged on an olive grove in the mountainous area known as Gabal al-Arish on the outskirts of the northern Sinai coastal town of al-Arish last week after receiving a tip that members of the obscure Tawhid wal-Jihad (Monotheism and Struggle)—one of the main groups implicated in the deadly April attacks in Dahab and other strikes in Sinai—were hiding from the authorities (al-Sharq al-Awsat, May 9). After a...
  • Duke Lacrosse Players Arrested to Face Rape Charges

    04/18/2006 6:40:40 AM PDT · by mathprof · 178 replies · 6,122+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/18/06
    Two Duke University lacrosse players were arrested early Tuesday on charges of rape, sexual offense and kidnapping, FOX News has confirmed. Reade Seligmann and Collin Finnerty, both 20 years old, were being held on $400,000 bond each. Seligmann had posted bond by 7:30 a.m. and Finnerty was in the process of doing so. By posting bond, the players avoid making an initial court appearance later Tuesday. District Attorney Mike Nifong said authorities are still trying to identify a third assailant.
  • Illegal Immigrant Entitlement Culture

    04/17/2006 12:47:01 AM PDT · by BenjaminHackett · 9 replies · 1,934+ views ^ | 04/17/2006 | Benjamin Hackett
    The story of this nation has been collectively written by the immigrant pen. Titled “The American Dream,” this wildly successful and popular tale is about to gain a new author. Yet instead of simply writing the next verse, this wave of immigrant authors seems intent on starting a new book. There is no longer satisfaction with building for the future; an entitlement culture has grown. This contemporary tale is to be authored by illegal immigrants, but the pen, paper, and publishing are paid for by the American taxpayer. Not offended yet? Soon. When reading this piece, remember that the term...
  • EU Ends Direct Aid to Palestinian Gov't

    04/07/2006 5:56:42 AM PDT · by wolf78 · 31 replies · 1,517+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Friday, April 7 | Constant Brand
    EU Ends Direct Aid to Palestinian Gov't BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The European Union has cut off direct aid payments to the Hamas-led Palestinian government because of its refusal to renounce violence and recognize Israel, the EU's executive office said Friday. Hamas said the decision amounts to collective punishment of Palestinian people. The 25-nation EU is the largest international donor to Palestinian Authority. "We call on the EU not to adopt such decisions and policies, which we consider collective punishment against the Palestinian people, because they exercised their democratic right through elections," said legislator Mushir al-Masri, head of Hamas' parliament faction....
  • Moussaoui Says He Was Part of a Plot to Attack the White House

    03/27/2006 2:11:33 PM PST · by peyton randolph · 59 replies · 1,595+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 03/27/06 | Unknown
    Al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui testified Monday that he and would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid were supposed to hijack a fifth airplane on Sept. 11, 2001, and fly it into the White House....
  • Chertoff Has 'Few Days Left,' Sources Say (In other words, he is toast)

    03/03/2006 7:44:17 PM PST · by AZRepublican · 56 replies · 1,851+ views
    n the aftermath of the public revelation of the presidential "teleconference" and mounting criticism of the performance of Michael Chertoff, Administration sources told HUMAN EVENTS today that the secretary of Homeland Security has "only a few days left" in the Bush Cabinet. As one source acquainted with the former federal prosecutor and U.S. appellate judge said under promise of anonymity, "They will give [Chertoff] a little time so it won't hurt his reputation too much, but he's probably got only a few days left." For weeks, Chertoff has been under fire from Capitol Hill and the media for his performance...
  • Explosion releases Low-Level Radioactive gas in Jacksonville Florida

    01/30/2006 4:51:22 PM PST · by Thanatos · 9 replies · 520+ views
    First Coast News ^ | 1-30-2006 | First Coast News Staff
    By First Coast News Staff JACKSONVILLE, FL -- An explosion at a Southside company sent eight people to the hospital and another forty people through decontamination. The explosion happened Monday morning at Unison Industries, located at 7575 Baymeadows Way. Unison, according to its website, manufactures aviation equipment. "We believe one cylinder of gas may have exploded," said Unison spokesperson Wayne Moles. The cylinder contained Krypton gas. Jacksonville Fire & Rescue spokesperson Tom Francis says the explosion led to the release of a radioactive material, which firefighters detected as they gave emergency aid to the victims. Francis said the radiation level...
  • Reef to mimic the `lost city' (weird Florida)

    01/29/2006 6:06:47 PM PST · by Sam Cree · 21 replies · 630+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | January 29. 2006 | Susan Cocking
    Miami-Dade County may get its most unusual artificial reef ever with the re-creation of the lost city of Atlantis in the ocean 3 ¼ miles off Key Biscayne this spring. Gary Levine's Atlantis Reef Project received final approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Miami-Dade's Department of Environmental Resources Management earlier this month to construct the sprawling network of cement and bronze statues in 50 feet of water. Levine says construction should begin in March, with the first phase ready to receive divers at the end of April. Levine said the reef will take three to five years...
  • China's Google Search Engine to Be Censored

    01/25/2006 7:29:09 AM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 16 replies · 551+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, January 25, 2006 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO — Online search engine leader Google Inc. has agreed to censor its results in China, adhering to the country's free-speech restrictions in return for better access in the Internet's fastest growing market.
  • Another nuke exercise in Charleston

    01/23/2006 6:39:38 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 46 replies · 1,506+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/23/2006 | Staff
    The Defense Department has scheduled a second major, three-day exercise to combat nuclear terrorism in the Charleston, S.C. area. The goal is not prevention, but coping with the catastrophic results of a terrorist nuclear attack on a major U.S. port city. The Defense Department has scheduled a second major, three-day exercise to combat nuclear terrorism in the Charleston, S.C. area. The goal is not prevention, but coping with the catastrophic results of a terrorist nuclear attack on a major U.S. port city. The military's Joint Task Force-Civil Support, headquartered at Ft. Monroe, Va., will host the three-day drill for commanders...
  • NBC Draws Fire for Book of Daniel

    12/31/2005 6:25:29 AM PST · by NYer · 88 replies · 3,110+ views
    Agape Press ^ | December 30, 2005 | Allie Martin
    (AgapePress) - A pro-family media researcher is blasting NBC for plans to air a controversial series featuring a troubled Episcopal priest and other dysfunctional characters. The network will air The Book of Daniel on Friday evenings, starting in early January. According to published reports, the weekly show centers around an Episcopal priest named Daniel Webster who talks with a manifestation of Jesus. In addition, the Webster family reportedly includes a 23-year-old homosexual, Republican son; a 16-year-old daughter who is a drug dealer; and an adopted son involved in an improper relationship with the bishop's daughter. Ed Vitagliano is director of...
  • Pro-freedom film festival (Gary Sinise, Patricia Heaton to appear at Hollywood Film Festival)

    12/30/2005 8:23:05 AM PST · by patriotmovies · 52 replies · 6,638+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | December 30, 2005
    The American Film Renaissance the organization presenting patriotic and pro-America alternatives to typical movie fare, goes to the heart of the industry to host its first festival in Hollywood, Calif., next month. AFR was begun to encourage the production and promotion of more traditional-values oriented movies in the U.S. Gary Sinise (CSI: NY, Forrest Gump) and Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond)are some of the celebrities who have committed to attend . . . . .
  • Bartram Trail student arrested

    12/10/2005 8:24:17 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 3 replies · 489+ views
    St. Augustine Record ^ | 12/10/05 | swampsniper
    A 17-year-old St. Johns County student was arrested Friday afternoon in connection with a lewd act with three unwilling girls on a school bus, the Sheriff's Office said. St. Johns County Sheriff's Spokesman Kevin Kelshaw said Eyad Adieh was arrested on three counts of lewd and lascivious behavior and three counts of battery. ============================================ Where is this one from? He sure ain't a Redneck boy! I suppose it only happened because the girls were not wearing burqhas!