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  • The Political Death of American Coal

    04/19/2016 5:07:17 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 19,2016 | Stephen Moore
    There was a time in America and it wasn't even so long ago that liberals cared a lot about working-class people. They may have been misguided in many of their policy solutions e.g., raising the minimum wage but at least their hearts were in the right place. Then a strange thing happened about a decade ago. Radical environmentalists took control of the Democratic Party. These leftists care more about the supposed rise of the oceans than the financial survival of the middle class. The industrial unions made a catastrophic decision to get in bed with these...
  • The Clinton Shell Game

    04/05/2016 2:06:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 5, 2016
    For the duration of my appointment as Secretary if I am confirmed, I will not participate personally and substantially in any particular matter involving specific parties in which The William J. Clinton Foundation (or the Clinton Global Initiative) is a party or represents a party. Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton in a letter to State Department Designated Agency Ethics Official James H. Thessin, January 5, 2009. Here at Judicial Watch, we were reminded of this pledge last week when Mrs. Clinton melted down in an exchange with a Sanders supporter who confronted her about Big Oil donations to...
  • Sanders campaign: Clinton owes us an apology for 'lying' remark

    04/01/2016 7:25:58 AM PDT · by McGruff · 13 replies
    POLITICO ^ | April 1, 2015 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    Hillary Clinton owes Bernie Sanders campaign an apology, the campaign said Friday. Clinton on Thursday accused Sanders camp of lying, alleging that his campaign has been claiming Clinton accepts money from the fossil fuel industry a statement she forcefully rejected when confronted by an environmental activist. I think she probably owes the senator an apology for that because the senator is not lying about her record, Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver told MSNBC. Hes talking about her record. Hes talking about her practices. She obviously doesnt like it, but that doesnt make it lying because you dont like it....
  • The Solar Industry Is Dying. Good Riddance.

    03/20/2016 5:20:30 PM PDT · by upchuck · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 20, 2016 | James Delingpole
    If you still own shares in solar energy it’s probably a sign that you’ve been in the sun too long: the sector is tanking – and deservedly so – as reality dawns that this is a Potemkin industry, an Enron of a con-trick, whose survival depends not on the energy it generates but on the subsidies it squeezes from the taxpayer. Consider Exhibit A: the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the California desert. This $2.2 billion project, heavily backed with federal grants by the Obama administration, is absolutely brilliant at killing birds. According to some estimates it accounts for...
  • Putins Dilemma: To Sell Or To Nationalize Oil Assets

    03/15/2016 5:32:46 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 4 replies ^ | 15-03-2016 | McEndree
    According to a March 11 Bloomberg article, the Russian government is considering changes in the tax regime for the Russian oil and gas industry in order to bolster government revenues. Should Vladimir Putin consider nationalizing this industry as one of the alternatives? Possiblyif the U.S. shale revolution represents a paradigm shift that will result in sub-$50-$60 crude prices and substantially lower natural gas prices well into the future. Should this be the case, without significant changes in its approach to generating revenue from this industrywhich historically has funded ~50 percent of the governments budgetit seems the Russian government could consign...

    03/05/2016 11:13:14 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 75 replies
    .powerlineblog ^ | MARCH 4, 2016 | STEVEN HAYWARD
    Take a look at this abstract from the journal Progress in Human Geography: Glaciers, Gender, and Science:A FEMINIST GLACIOLOGY: framework for global environmental change research Mark Carey, M Jackson, Alessandro Antonello, Jaclyn Rushing ABSTRACT Glaciers are key icons of climate change and global environmental change. However, the relationships among gender, science, and glaciers particularly related to epistemological questions about the production of glaciological knowledge remain understudied. This paper thus proposes a feminist glaciology framework with four key components: 1) knowledge producers; (2) gendered science and knowledge; (3) systems of scientific domination; and (4) alternative representations of glaciers. Merging...
  • Chesapeake Founder Aubrey McClendon Dies In Car Crash One Day After Federal Indictment

    03/02/2016 12:28:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 55 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 3/2/16 | tyler durden
    Just one day after the DOJ unveiled its had indicted Chesapeake Founder and former CEO Aubrey McClendon on federal charges of conspiring to rig bids for oil and natural gas leases, moments ago the Oklahoma Police announced that he was found dead in a car accident, when while traveling in a 2013 Chevy Tahoe at a high rate of speed he crashed while driving on a two-lane highway and was engulfed in flames. FORMER CHESAPEAKE CEO MCCLENDON DEAD AFTER CAR ACCIDENT: CNBCOKLAHOMA CITY POLICE SAY AUBREY MCCLENDON DEADMCCLENDON WAS GOING FASTER THAN SPEED LIMIT: POLICEMCCLENDON WAS ALONE IN 2013 CHEVY...
  • Washington considers nation's first carbon emissions tax

    02/28/2016 10:10:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 28, 2016 11:09 AM EST | Phuong Le
    Washington could become the first state in the nation to impose a direct tax on carbon emissions from fossil fuels such as coal, gasoline and natural gas. A ballot measure before the state Legislature would create a carbon tax of $25 per metric ton of fossil fuel emissions burned in Washington, while reducing taxes. ...
  • UK Special Envoy to Yemen Alan Duncan Claims US Controlled by Jewish Bankers Posted By On

    10/16/2014 4:30:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 15, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    UK Special Envoy to Yemen Alan Duncan Claims US Controlled by Jewish BankersPosted By Daniel Greenfield On October 15, 2014 @ 12:24 pm In The Point | 18 Comments Alan Duncan, the UK’s Special Envoy to Yemen and Oman, a former oil industry man and current MP, offered a calculated insult to the United States and a staple of Nazi anti-Semitic propaganda as part of his unfortunate campaign against the Jewish State.After denouncing Israeli “Apartheid” despite having built his career working with an oil company that actually propped up Apartheid in South Africa, Duncan demanded that all candidates be...
  • Cruz is big oil’s new crush as donors cool to Bush

    02/20/2016 3:02:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The San Antonio Express-News | February 19, 2016 | Alex Nussbaum and Meenal Vamburkar, Bloomberg News |
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  • The Latest: Syria government 'regrets' rejection of UN move

    02/20/2016 10:51:12 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Hickory Daily Record ^ | 02/20/2016 | ap
    <p>Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says he favors equipping Syrian rebels with surface-to-air missiles, arguing it would shift the balance of power.</p> <p>Saudi Arabia is a key backer of rebels against President Bashar Assad. Foreign Minister Adel el-Jubeir was quoted as telling German weekly Der Spiegel in an interview published Saturday: "We believe that introducing surface-to-air missiles in Syria is going to change the balance of power on the ground."</p>
  • Saudis, Russia Agree to Freeze Oil Output; Iran Still Resists

    02/16/2016 11:08:01 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 12 replies ^ | Feb 16 2016, 9:34 am ET | Reuters
    Saudis, Russia Agree to Freeze Oil Output; Iran Still Resists by Reuters Feb 16 2016, 9:34 am ET Top oil exporters Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed on Tuesday to freeze output levels but said the deal was contingent on other producers joining in - a major sticking point with Iran absent from the talks and determined to raise production. The Saudi, Russian, Qatari and Venezuelan oil ministers announced the proposal after a previously undisclosed meeting in Doha. It could become the first joint OPEC and non-OPEC deal in 15 years, aimed at tackling a growing oversupply of crude and helping...
  • Wild GOP debate repeatedly goes off the rails as candidates shred each other on stage

    02/14/2016 2:02:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 128 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 14, 2016 | Pamela Engel
    "...Some of the last fireworks of the night came when Cruz attacked Trump's supposedly "very, very liberal" policies."Flexibility is a good thing, but you shouldn't be flexible on core principles," Cruz said. "I like Donald. He is an amazing entertainer. But his policies for most of his life..have been very, very liberal."Cruz continued:For most of his life, he has described himself as very pro-choice and as a supporter of partial-birth abortion. Right now today as a candidate, he supports federal taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood. I disagree with him on that."You are the single biggest liar," Trump shot back. "You...
  • Just a fraction of the world's oil supply isn't profitable at $35 a barrel

    02/12/2016 12:52:48 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/12/2016 | Bob Bryan
    Wood Mackenzie's report, cited by the energy news service Platts, said about 3.4 million barrels' worth of oil a day was not profitable below $35 a barrel. According to the International Energy Agency, the world's supply is 97.07 million barrels a day. While today's oil prices are below this threshold, the report suggests the price at which US shale and other producers would be forced out of the market is lower than previously thought. As Platts writes, "For many producers, being cash negative is not enough of an incentive to shut down fields as restarting flow can be costly and...
  • Report on Syria conflict finds 11.5% of population killed or injured

    02/10/2016 4:51:52 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 10 February 2016 | Ian Black
    Syria’s national wealth, infrastructure and institutions have been “almost obliterated” by the “catastrophic impact” of nearly five years of conflict, a new report has found. Fatalities caused by war, directly and indirectly, amount to 470,000, according to the Syrian Centre for Policy Research (SCPR) – a far higher total than the figure of 250,000 used by the United Nations until it stopped collecting statistics 18 months ago. In all, 11.5% of the country’s population have been killed or injured since the crisis erupted in March 2011, the report estimates. The number of wounded is put at 1.9 million. Life expectancy...
  • 5 donors you've never heard of who could shape the 2016 race

    01/02/2016 10:41:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    MSN ^ | January 2, 2016 | Jonathan Swan and Harper Neidig, The Hill
    News articles concerning the most influential political donors in America typically list the same names: The Koch brothers, George Soros, Sheldon Adelson and, lately, Tom Steyer. But as we reach the end of 2015, none of these billionaires has spent big in the 2016 contest, at least not at an individual candidate level. In their absence, a number of lesser known donors are shaping up to be major players in 2016. Here are five to watch: 1. The DeVos Family We're cheating by including a whole family in our list, but there is no way of separating out this high-spending...
  • Obama's $319 Billion Oil Tax Plan Raised to $10.25 a Barrel

    02/09/2016 12:27:48 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    Bloomberg | February 9, 2016 | Jennifer A Dlouhy and Brian Wingfield
    No excerpt from Bloomberg allowed, story here.
  • Hold on Ex-Im nomination keeps cronyism crimped

    02/09/2016 4:29:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 9, 2015 | Diane Katz
    The president has nominated attorney J. Mark McWatters for the bank board. However, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, has said he's "in no hurry" to hold a hearing or a vote on the nomination. Other pending confirmations take precedence, he said.The last of the 2015 lobbying reports are in, and the top corporate spender turns out to have been the Boeing Company, at $21.9 million. Not coincidentally, the aerospace giant also outranks thousands of other firms in profiting from the subsidies doled out by the Export-Import Bank. Last year, Boeing benefitted...
  • Trump open to campaign finance reform

    01/18/2016 4:29:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 119 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 17, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Pointing to the effects of "horrible" super-PACs, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Sunday said America needs to come up with a solution to keep big money out of politics. "Well, I think you need it, because I think PACs are a horrible thing," Trump said on CNN's "State of the Union" when asked if he would pursue campaign finance reform. The billionaire businessman, who said he is self-financing his campaign, said the wall separating super-PACs and candidates running for public office is illusory. "First of all, everyone's dealing with their PAC. You know, it's supposed to be like this...
  • A guide to what Ted Cruz wants to abolish, bar or change

    01/18/2016 8:50:12 AM PST · by Isara · 69 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 18, 2016 | Katie Zezima
    ...U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv The U.S. Embassy in Israel is currently in Tel Aviv. Cruz wants to move it to Jerusalem, Israel's "once and eternal" capital.Commerce DepartmentIn a piece for the National Review, Cruz said shuttering the department would "close the congressional cookie jar" and promote free trade.Education DepartmentAnother standard line from Cruz: "U.S. Department of Education, which should be abolished." Cruz is a states' rights guy -- he wrote his college thesis on the 10th Amendment -- and wants to give control of schools to states or localities....Energy DepartmentCruz has said the country needs an "energy renaissance." .......
  • Ted Cruz's Stunning Victory Over Iowa's Ethanol Cartel

    02/05/2016 1:30:16 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 13 replies
    Reason ^ | Feb. 5, 2016 | Shikha Dalmia
    If Donald Trump is the Tony Soprano of American politics, Ted Cruz is a less-affable version of Mr. Haney from Green Acres (Ok - not quite, but sort of! Do feel free to say, H&R readers, which movie character is a better fit with Cruz). But the only thing cleverer than Cruz's impression of Inigo Montoya in Princess Bride (and not the least because it irritates Billy Crystal and the insufferably self-righteous Mandy Patinkin so much) is the campaign strategy he devised in Iowa to defeat the ethanol cartel and win the primary, I note in my column at The...
  • When Obama carried out his Solyndra scam, he broke the same law that Martha Stewart went to prison

    02/03/2016 8:22:06 AM PST · by grundle · 18 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 8, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    When Obama carried out his Solyndra con game, he broke the same law that Martha Stewart went to prison forbreaking In 2009 the Obama administration gave $535 million to Solyndra, claiming that it would create 4,000 new jobs. However, instead of creating those 4,000 new jobs, the company went bankrupt. It was later revealed that the company’s shareholders and executives had made substantial donations to Obama’s campaign, that the company had spent a large sum of money on lobbying, and that Solyndra executives had had many meetings with White House officials. It was also revealed that the Obama administration had...
  • Ted Cruz: How U.S. must push back Putin in Syria (Cruz-Op Ed- CNN)

    10/09/2015 9:49:11 AM PDT · by VinL · 104 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/9/15 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    Over the last week, the world has once again looked on aghast as President Vladimir Putin has taken violent advantage of regional instability to re-establish Russia's influence, this time in the Middle East. Despite promises to join the United States in a counterterrorism effort against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Putin is on a mission to protect Russian assets in the Mediterranean by propping up his client, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Ted Cruz Ted Cruz Meanwhile, the Obama administration has been caught flat-footed as Putin's actions threaten to inflame and destabilize an already acute crisis. Enough already. We don't need...
  • CRUZ: We Have No Business Getting in the Middle of the Syrian Civil War; Goal Should be to Defeat...

    10/08/2015 3:02:26 PM PDT · by Isara · 32 replies ^ | 10/08/15
    ICYMI: CRUZ: We Have No Business Getting in the Middle of the Syrian Civil War; Goal Should be to Defeat ISIS Speaks with WRKO’s Jeff KuhnerHOUSTON, Texas – Today U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, spoke with The Kuhner Report regarding the Obama administration’s disastrous foreign policy, the 2016 presidential race and the President’s decision to politicize the tragedy in Oregon.Below is an excerpt. Listen to the full interview here:Ted Cruz on the Kuhner Report (Audio)“I think it would be a mistake to get involved in the Syrian civil war. There have been voices in Washington eager for us to send...
  • Russian air strikes are targeting CIVILIAN oil tankers and allowing ISIS (truncated)

    02/02/2016 7:47:35 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 17 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 2 February 2016 | By Gianluca Mezzofiore For Mailonline
    Russian warplanes in Syria are targeting civilian oil refineries and trucks while deliberately ignoring ISIS facilities to allow the extremist group to continue its oil trade with the Assad regime, local activists claim. Citizen journalists from the Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently group claimed Russia's airstrikes are aimed at destroying local oil facilities which are mostly owned by the local population 'and have no direct links with ISIS'. Oil trucks that move between the ISIS-held cities of Deir Ezzor and Raqqa, owned by civilians, are also targeted by Russian jets.
  • Oil-Price Poker: Why the Saudis Won’t Fold ‘Em

    02/02/2016 9:08:36 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 31 jan 2016 | SPENCER JAKAB
    Don’t underestimate the impact of Middle East politics... The game being played in the global oil market today bears more than a passing resemblance to poker. Nobody wants to quit while they’re losing... Russia, meanwhile, is pumping the most crude ever, hitting a post-Soviet Union peak. But it may have difficulty maintaining today’s pace given a lack of investment in its aging Siberian fields... In other words, Russia is holding weak cards and the Saudis know it... The newest players at the table are U.S. shale producers. They helped the U.S. to increase output by 80% between 2008 and 2014...
  • Cruz Draws First Blood

    02/02/2016 6:24:54 AM PST · by Biggirl · 47 replies ^ | February 2, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) performed the singular feat of simultaneously proving that a Republican can win Iowa without backing the ethanol boondoggle, and toppled The God Who Does Not Bleed, Donald Trump. Meanwhile, Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) finished stronger than expected, beating poll estimates by six percentage points; Trump finished more than four percent below expectations, while Cruz finished nearly four percent above expectations.
  • Big Oil's Effort To Tax Carbon and Your Family's Finances

    01/30/2016 9:44:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | January 30, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    As world leaders gathered in Paris last month for the United Nations climate summit, many seemed surprised that several large oil companies, including BP and Shell, endorsed a carbon tax as a "key element" of any international climate deal. Less surprising was the preference of those in the renewable energy sector to see a tax on carbon. The implication was of course that if major companies - oil companies in particular - want to tax themselves, who are we to stand in the way? It must be an indication that the climate crisis is so acute that even they have...
  • Cruz Right, Trump Wrong On Ethanol

    01/30/2016 6:42:35 AM PST · by raptor22 · 80 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 30, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    It has been said that if we were getting so-called “alternative” energy from potatoes instead of corn, the first primary/caucus would be held in Idaho instead of Iowa. As it is, ethanol from corn in the first state where votes are actually cast in a presidential election has led to endless political pandering in support of a fuel that consumes more energy than it provides, is difficult to transport, reduces car mileage, can damage auto enegines, and damages the environment.
  • The Bill,Hillary,Chelsea,and His Royal Highness King Salman of Saudi Arabia Clinton Foundation

    02/21/2015 4:12:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The National Review Online ^ | February 21, 2015 | Matthew Continetti
    The Wall Street Journal reported this past week that the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation has quietly dropped its ban on foreign contributions and is accepting donations from the governments of the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Australia, Germany, and a Canadian government agency promoting the Keystone XL pipeline. The Journals conclusion: Since 2001 the foundation has raised at least $48 million from overseas governments. Needless to say, the gargantuan troll-like conflict of interest that arises as soon as the foundation of the leading candidate for the presidency of the United States begins accepting money from overseas is...
  • Hollywood celebrities caught on hidden camera accepting money from "Middle Eastern oil interests"

    05/21/2014 5:57:57 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/20/2014
    CANNES -- In a blockbuster new video, Project Veritas has exposed the truth about the dark funding behind Hollywood's anti-fracking messaging machine. New York Times Bestselling Author and Project Veritas founder and president James O'Keefe debuted the latest investigation at a "premiere" in Cannes, France on Wednesday. In the investigation, an undercover journalist from Project Veritas posed as a member of a Middle Eastern oil dynasty and offered $9 million in funding to American filmmakers to fund an anti-fracking movie. In video from a meeting with Ed Begley Jr., Mariel Hemingway and Josh Tickell, a Project Veritas investigator disguised as...
  • UPDATE: Al Jazeera Buys Current TV, But It Wont Be On Time Warner Cable

    01/02/2013 6:18:29 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Deadline ^ | 1/2/13 | DAVID LIEBERMAN, Executive Editor
    Current TV CEO Joel Hyatt just confirmed the sale in a memo to staffers. Getting this transaction done was very difficult, he writes. (Read the networks official statement after the original break of the story.) Since Time Warner Cable would not consent to the sale Current will no longer be carried on TWC. This is unfortunate, but I am confident that Al Jazeera America will earn significant additional carriage in the months and years ahead. Time Warner Cable says that it is removing the service as quickly as possible. The loss of the No. 2 cable operator will hurt: Time...
  • Hezb'allah cell rolled up in ... Tijuana

    07/13/2010 1:56:46 AM PDT · by Scanian · 18 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 12, 2010 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    As Obama dithers about homeland security and presses on with a lawsuit against Arizona, the terrorists continue to plot this country's destruction. In a Daily News editorial dated July 11, 2010 there is a report that "Mexican authorities have rolled up a Hezbollah network being built in Tijuana, right across the border from Texas [sic] and closer to American homes than the terrorist hideouts in the Bekaa Valley are to Israel. Surprise, surprise. This is not the first time that firm evidence points to the infiltration of terrorists coming into the country. According to a Kuwaiti newspaper, this "Hezbollah network...
  • Obama says he doesn't take money from oil companies. We say that's a little too slick.

    06/21/2010 9:19:42 PM PDT · by Howard Morrison · 17 replies
    Fact Check.Org ^ | Marcy 31, 2009 | Annenburg
    In a new ad, Obama says, "I dont take money from oil companies." We find the statement misleading: Obama has accepted more than $213,000 from individuals who work for companies in the oil and gas industry and their spouses. Two of Obama's bundlers are top executives at oil companies and are listed on his Web site as raising between $50,000 and $100,000 for the presidential hopeful. See this from dated March 31, 2008.
  • Iraq not using oil cash to rebuild

    01/30/2008 6:29:32 AM PST · by Freeport · 8 replies · 931+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 30, 2008 | Sharon Behn
    Increased Iraqi oil revenues stemming from high prices and improved security are piling up in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York rather than being spent on needed reconstruction projects, a Washington Times study of Iraq's spending and revenue figures has shown. U.S. officials and outside analysts blame the collapse of the country's political and physical infrastructure for Baghdad's failure to spend the money on projects considered vital to restoring stability in the country. Out of $10 billion budgeted for capital projects in 2007, only 4.4 percent had been spent by August, according to official Iraqi figures reported this month...
  • Saudi ambassador's colourful shopping habits revealed (oil ticks alert)

    11/16/2007 8:22:26 AM PST · by ddtorquee · 14 replies · 55+ views
    AFP ^ | Nov 16 2007
    The Saudi ambassador to London's allegedly colourful shopping habits have been revealed in an embarrassing expenses claim including guns, karaoke machines and "party night" girls, a report said Friday. The more than three-million-pound claim also includes expenses for top-of-the-range off-road cars, a thermal night-vision kit for his Hummer H2 and a 391-pound bill for a takeaway meal, The Guardian said. The bills were included in documents submitted to the High Court by a former employee of Prince Mohammed bin Nawwaf bin Abdul Aziz, a nephew of King Abdullah, who is claiming he was not reimbursed for the expenses. His family's...
  • Anna Nicole Smith, The Investigation

    03/09/2007 8:53:08 PM PST · by mom4kittys · 20,470 replies · 254,993+ views
  • Anna Nicole Smith has died according to ABC News

    02/08/2007 12:39:03 PM PST · by kcvl · 25,618 replies · 415,004+ views
    Anna Nicole Smith collapsed in her hotel room at the Hard Rock Cafe and Casino in Hollywood, Fla., and was rushed to a hospital on Thursday. A Hollywood, Fla., fire department spokesman told MSNBC TV that the actress was unresponsive when the rescue unit arrived on the scene. Sources confirmed to Access Hollywood that Smith was transported to Memorial Regional Hospital shortly after 2 p.m. EST on Thursday. Access Hollywood also is reporting that Smith was intubated at the scene. Officials told the Miami Herald, "it does not look good."
  • Russia's Defense Minister Unveils Plans to Overhaul Military (embarks serious military build-up)

    02/09/2007 9:21:24 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies · 745+ views
    VOA ^ | 02/08/07 | Lisa McAdams
    Russia's Defense Minister Unveils Plans to Overhaul Military By Lisa McAdams Moscow 08 February 2007 Russia has unveiled plans to replace nearly half the army's hardware by 2015. Welcomed by some as a long-overdue necessity, others question whether the plan can really be carried out. VOA's Lisa McAdams in Moscow reports. Sergei Ivanov (file photo) Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov told lawmakers Wednesday the government planned to spend nearly $200 billion on the military upgrade. He said it would allow Russia to maintain its nuclear deterrent, while developing its conventional forces. Ivanov told lawmakers the plan calls for the purchase of...
  • Democrats eye oil money for conservation

    12/26/2006 12:44:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 645+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/26/06 | H. Josef Hebert - ap
    WASHINGTON - House Democrats in the first weeks of the new Congress plan to establish a dedicated fund to promote renewable energy and conservation, using money from oil companies. That's only one legislative hit the oil industry is expected to take next year as a Congress run by Democrats is likely to show little sympathy to the cash-rich, high-profile business. Whether the issue is rolling back tax breaks some approved by Congress only 18 months ago pushing for more use of ethanol and other biofuels instead of gasoline, or investigations into shortfalls in royalty payments to the government,...
  • Terror cells to fight on for decades

    09/15/2005 5:33:45 AM PDT · by Santiago de la Vega · 5 replies · 231+ views
    The Australian ^ | 9/15/2005 | Patrick Walters
    He said US coalition forces were in effect fighting two wars against global jihadists - a war of attrition that had had some success in diminishing al-Qa'ida's ability to carry out spectacular attacks, and a war of words "that we are losing". "Today there is not one al-Qa'ida, there are many al-Qa'idas," Dr Hoffman told an international conference on terrorism organised by the Institute for Counter-Terrorism at Herzliya. The Islamist organisations "don't see the resolution of this struggle in their own lifetimes", he said.
  • Dubai's mega-project larger than Manhattan

    02/09/2005 5:10:15 AM PST · by neutrality · 16 replies · 2,320+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 02/05/2005 | Jim Krane
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - In a city already synonymous with flashy developments, a new multi-billion-dollar project may set a new precedent for construction projects across the globe. The project, the Dubai Waterfront, is a conglomeration of canals and islands studded with luxury hotels and homes. Larger than the island of Manhattan, the development will reconfigure the map of this tiny desert emirate by adding 500 miles of man-made waterfront, according to Nakheel, the government-held developer. The Dubai Waterfront is expected to house 400,000 people and transform the last stretch of Dubai's undeveloped Gulf seashore. In a twist unique for...
  • UN slams US over spending Iraq funds

    06/21/2004 3:49:25 PM PDT · by Starve The Beast · 31 replies · 325+ views
    Financial Times ( ^ | June 21 2004 | Gareth Smyth and Thomas Catan
    United Nations-mandated auditors have sharply criticised the US occupation authority for the way it has spent more than $11bn in Iraqi oil revenues and say they have faced "resistance" from coalition officials. In an interim report, obtained by the Financial Times, KPMG says the Development Fund for Iraq, which is managed by the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority and channels oil revenue into reconstruction projects, is "open to fraudulent acts". The auditors criticise the CPA's bookkeeping and warn: "The CPA does not have effective controls over the ministries' spending of their individually allocated budgets, whether the funds are direct from the...
  • How U.S. Extremists Fund Terror

    01/05/2004 4:24:18 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 11 replies · 249+ views
    WND ^ | January 5, 2004 | Sherrie Gossett
    ISLAM IN AMERICA, PART 2 How U.S. extremists fund terror Money trail linked to Muslim conference circuit leads to Mideast Posted: January 5, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: This is the second of a three-part WND report by Sherrie Gossett, who went inside a recent "mainstream" Muslim conference in Florida to expose the true attitudes and ideas of the leaders of the movement in the U.S. Gossett attended portions of the conference after all other media representatives had packed up and left the event. In Part 1, Gossett analyzed the words and backgrounds of some of the keynote speakers...
  • Radical Islam's 'plan' to take over America

    08/04/2003 5:27:56 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 29 replies · 571+ views ^ | August 4, 2003 | Anis Shorrosh
    FROM JOSEPH FARAH'S G2 BULLETIN Radical Islam's 'plan' to take over America Arab-American author outlines secret 20-year strategy to undermine country Posted: August 4, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin is an online, subscription intelligence news service from the creator of a journalist who has been developing sources around the world for the last 25 years. 2003 A refugee from the Muslim Middle East thinks he has discovered Islam's 20-point plan for conquering the United States by 2020 a plan revealed in the latest issue of Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin. Anis...
  • Saddam Said to Have $1 Billion on Deposit in Lebanese Bank

    04/11/2003 2:44:37 AM PDT · by ewing · 17 replies · 214+ views
    Middle East News Line and World ^ | April 11, 2003 SGT | U.S. Committee for a Free Lebanon
    Iraqi President Saddam Hussein deposited $1 billion before the U.S.- led war against his country according to Lebanese opposition sources. The source based in the United States said Lebanese President Emile Lahoud facilitated a bank transfer by Saddam of $1 billion to the Beirut based Al Marawred Bank.The bank is owned by Marwan Kheireddine and the transfer was arranged by Lahoud's son, who is named Emile.The United States Committee for a Free Lebanon quoted what it termed reliable Lebanese sources on Thursday that the Lahouds arranged a deal for the trading of Iraqi oil.The committee cites this as a reason...