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  • [Truth Paragon] BBC: RT (Russian State Broadcaster) Leaked 'Sherlock' Series Finale

    01/15/2017 11:04:50 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 13 replies
    Telegraph Co UK ^ | 01/15/2017 | Patrick Foster and Roland Oliphant
    The BBC is trying to establish whether an episode of Sherlock was deliberately leaked from within the offices of a Russian state broadcaster, after last nights hotly-anticipated series finale was circulated on the internet ahead of transmission.
  • Jerry Pournelle Wins the National Space Society Robert A. Heinlein Award

    04/13/2016 9:21:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    File 770 ^ | April 12, 2016 | Mike Glyer
    National Space Society members have voted the 2016 Robert A. Heinlein Memorial Award to Dr. Jerry Pournelle... (This award is distinguished from the Heinlein Award given by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society and co-funded by The Heinlein Society, and the Heinlein Prize for Accomplishments in Commercial Space Activities administered by The Heinlein Trust.)
  • Obama wants to quadruple military spending in Europe to counter Russian aggression

    02/02/2016 5:42:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 2, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    In another acknowledgment that sanctions and diplomacy haven't deterred Russian aggression in Eastern Europe, the Obama administration said Tuesday it wants to quadruple military spending in Europe to reassure NATO allies still anxious over Moscow's intervention in Ukraine. The spending would increase to $3.4 billion under the new plan, which will be introduced next week as part of Mr. Obama's final budget. Having been unable to dislodge Russian President Vladimir Putin's proxy forces from Ukraine through diplomacy, Mr. Obama now wants to spend the extra money on "continuous U.S. armored brigade rotations" through stations in Central and Eastern Europe, beefed-up...
  • Obama acknowledges California attack as terrorism

    12/05/2015 2:21:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/12/15 | Matt Wanderman
    President Barack Obama says that the US "will not be terrorized," after ISIS congratulated Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik for killing 14 people in California this past week. Malik swore allegiance to ISIS on her Facebook account and the FBI says that it is treating the incident as an act of terror. "It is entirely possible that these two attackers were radicalized to commit this act of terror," acknowledged President Obama. During his weekly address to the public, Obama said, "We are Americans. We will uphold our values -- a free and open society. We are strong. And we are...
  • MSNBC frets “tsunami of hatred” will meet Muslims in France

    11/15/2015 12:25:43 PM PST · by markomalley · 75 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 11/15/15 | Pamela Geller
    <p>This is pathological. The enemy is killing us in our own homeland – everywhere and the left’s chief concern is destroying anyone that speaks against it or tries to stop them.</p> <p>This led host Tamron Hall to “recall concerns that a ‘tsunami of hatred may await Muslims.’” The extent of support that the Islamic State may have among Muslims in France was of no concern to Tamron Hall. MSNBC, without thinking twice about the jihad threat, simply falls into default mode: Muslims are victims, no matter how many Infidels are dead.</p>
  • Chuck Todd: Obama Foreign Policy Doesnt Seem To Exist

    02/07/2015 5:41:15 PM PST · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    WashingtonTimes ^ | February 05, 2015
    Chuck Todd: Obama Foreign Policy Doesnt Seem To Exist By Douglas Ernst - The Washington Times - Friday, February 6, 2015 NBCs Meet the Press host teased this weekends edition by saying he would talk about President Obamas foreign policy, which doesnt seem to exist.
  • Obama security agenda urges strategic patience, drawing criticism amid ISIS threat

    02/06/2015 6:39:04 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 47 replies ^ | 2/6/15 | FoxNews/AP
    President Obama unveiled a national security strategy on Friday that called for "strategic patience" and warned against American "overreach" -- an approach that drew criticism as some lawmakers say the rising threat from the Islamic State demands a more urgent response. The 29-page document is meant to serve as a blueprint for Obama's final two years in office. The strategy cast the U.S. as an indispensable force in combating global challenges -- including terrorism, climate change and cyber threats.
  • CDC: U.S. health worker with Ebola should not have flown on commercial jet

    10/15/2014 2:27:20 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    The second Dallas health care worker who was found to have the Ebola virus should not have boarded a commercial jet Monday, health officials say.
  • Can anyone recommend any good books on American foreign policy?

    02/05/2014 7:55:55 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 22 replies
    February 5, 2014 | Ennis85
    About a year ago, I posted a thread asking for recommendations for good republican memoirs. Since then I've complied quite a reading list. Going on the recommendations that were given to me(which I'm pretty grateful for), I got a few Richard Nixon books(No more Vietnams, The real war, Leaders) George Bush and Dick Cheney's books and others. I'm still to get through the last two, but I've finished reading through No more Vietnams and currently getting through the other Nixon books. But No more Vietnams really quite impressed me by how well detailed and informative it was and this...
  • Tarnished Brass: Is the U.S. Military Profession in Decline?

    02/01/2014 6:27:41 PM PST · by robowombat · 49 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | Spring 2009 | Richard H. Kohn
    Tarnished Brass: Is the U.S. Military Profession in Decline? Richard H. Kohn Nearly twenty years after the end of the Cold War, the American military, financed by more money than the entire rest of the world spends on its armed forces, failed to defeat insurgencies or fully suppress sectarian civil wars in two crucial countries, each with less than a tenth of the U.S. population, after overthrowing those nations governments in a matter of weeks. Evidence of overuse and understrength in the military abounds: the longest individual overseas deployments since World War II and repeated rotations into those deployments; the...
  • Saturday Night Lies

    01/13/2014 10:00:44 AM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 6, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    In October, shortly after her controversial MTV Video Music Awards act, Miley Cyrus hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live. She gave audiences another R-rated performance by donning a brown wig to cover her blond Mohawk and grinding to the song, We Did Stopa spoof of her summer hit, We Cant Stop. Who was Cyrus supposed to be? Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), partying with a flamboyant Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), portrayed by cast member Taran Killam. Bachmann (Cyrus) and Boehner (Killiam) were celebrating the successful shutdown of the federal government, thus proving they could do whatever they want. Ha. Politically...
  • Athletes' Minds Excel at Motion Tracking

    01/31/2013 2:34:53 PM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    LiveScience ^ | January 31, 2013 | Tanya Lewis
    What made Wayne Gretzky a hockey legend or Ronaldo a soccer star may have had more to do with brains than brawn. Professional athletes process complex visual scenes faster than other people, a new study finds.
  • Navy Expected to Recommend a Force of About 300 Ships

    03/23/2012 9:08:26 PM PDT · by U-238 · 30 replies
    National Defense Magazine ^ | 3/16/2012 | Sandra Erwin
    A "force structure" review that is about to be completed is likely to recommend that the Navy needs around 300 ships to meet its future demands. The study is not yet finished, but could be presented to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus as early as next week, said Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert. A 300-ship Navy is slightly larger than the current fleet of 285, but it is smaller than previous recommendations. Navy leaders since 2006 have said the fleet should grow to 313 ships. During a breakfast with reporters March 16, Greenert said the review is not...
  • Pakistans Failed National Strategy

    05/04/2011 10:53:12 PM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 5 replies
    The American Interest ^ | August 17, 2010 | Walter Russell Mead
    August 17, 2010 Pakistans Failed National Strategy Walter Russell Mead The unremitting spate of bad news from Pakistan continues; rains are still drenching the highlands and the devastation continues to spread down the river valleys. This years harvest has been ruined; increasingly, it seems unlikely that farmers will be able to plant fall crops. While visiting Pakistan earlier this month, I posted on the roots of Pakistans rage, doing my best to explain why so many Pakistanis are so angry with the United States. That is one side of the story; but equally mysterious to many people and especially in...
  • Mark Steyn on Obama's lack of conviction on foreign policy.....

    04/01/2011 2:13:29 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 1 Apr 2011 | Mark Steyn
    HH: I begin with Columnist To the World, Mark Steyn. You can read all of Marks work at Im going to be seeing you out this way in a couple of weeks, Mark Steyn. I find you in the Big Apple tonight. Do they have any better sense of what the American foreign policy is in Libya in New York than they do in California? MS: No. And indeed, it may be an entirely different foreign policy in New York than it is in California. This war is getting more incoherent by the day, and I think the reason...
  • Obamas National Security Strategy

    03/26/2011 6:44:35 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 10 replies ^ | May 2010 | White House
    SNIP Disrupt, Dismantle, and Defeat Al-Qaida and its Violent Extremist Affiliates in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Around the World The United States is waging a global campaign against al-Qaida and its terrorist affiliates. To disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaida and its affiliates, we are pursuing a strategy that protects our homeland, secures the worlds most dangerous weapons and material, denies al-Qaida safe haven, and builds positive partnerships with Muslim communities around the world. Success requires a broad, sustained, and integrated campaign that judiciously applies every tool of American powerboth military and civilianas well as the concerted efforts of like-minded states and...
  • U.S. considering combining military, international affairs budgets

    11/18/2010 11:20:53 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | November 18, 2010 | By KEVIN BARON
    ARLINGTON, Va. The Obama administration is considering creating a unified national security budget that would combine elements of the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development with the Pentagon, according to a draft copy of a long-awaited foreign policy strategy review shared with Congress this week. Citing the joint planning required between U.S. military and civilian agencies in Iraq and Afghanistan, the proposal is one of several that would put the U.S. diplomatic corps and its lead global humanitarian agency on a stronger national security footing, according to a draft of the State Departments first-ever Quadrennial Diplomacy and...
  • What is our central american strategy?

    11/14/2010 5:16:30 PM PST · by agee · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Founding Ideals ^ | November 14, 2010 | Aaron Gee
    Nicaragua invaded and assumed control of a small section of Costa Rica in late October. At first Nicaragua blamed the incursion on Google Maps. This farcical explanation belies the fact that Nicaragua has for years wanted the property on the other side of the San Juan River for its own canal from the Pacific to Atlantic. That project was originally dreamed up when Nicaragua was a Soviet Client state and a completed canal project would be a game changer. Currently the canal project is funded by Iran and Venezuela while Nicaragua is led by the same man that led the...
  • Openings Give Obama Chance to Shape Military - mass exodus of military brass "virtually unheard of"

    11/10/2010 1:24:24 PM PST · by opentalk · 20 replies
    AOL News ^ | November 8, 2010 | Andrea Stone
    Here's one place with plenty of job openings: the "E" Ring of the Pentagon. In the next several months, the secretary of defense and four of the six uniformed members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are expected to retire. This kind of mass exodus of military brass is "virtually unheard of," said John Ullyot, a Republican strategist and former spokesman for the Senate Armed Services Committee. "It's very rare to have so many service chiefs up" all at once, he said. "Even in peacetime this would be a lot of turnover, a lot of change for the biggest part...
  • Daily Beast: Obama NSA didnt agree to leave, he was forced out

    10/08/2010 3:52:38 PM PDT · by Justaham · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10-8-10 | Allahpundit
    We have a lot of transition at this point here, said one senior Obama aide. They decided the time was right to bring forward his departure and for Jones to step aside. We always knew it was going to be roughly in this window, at the end of this year. But were making a lot of changes now with Rahm leaving, and there was a sense of just, Lets get this done now. But there was more to the timing than the ripple effects of Rahms departure. Next month President Obama begins to travel again overseas, and in December he...