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  • The Left Wants To End the Separation of Church and State (Protestant Caucus)

    07/27/2015 6:04:37 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | James Mann
    If there is one thing consistent about the tides of the culture wars, it is that whenever one side is emboldened, it inevitably leads to overreach. The secular Left is proving this point with gusto in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to nationalize gay marriage, calling for the removal of tax exemptions for churches and religious non-profits who continue to hold the tired old definition of marriage that existed all the way up until yesterday. This step, which would crush the budgets of many churches and non-profits, reveals an amusing hypocrisy of the modern Left’s turn against civil...
  • Cultural Diffusion From East To West? (Sundaland)

    12/15/2014 7:42:15 AM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    RAJAARASABLOG ^ | 12-15-2014 | RAJA ARASA RATNAM
    (A few years back, Professor Stephen Oppenheimer wrote a book titled "Eden In The East" where he proposed that our culture flowed from east to west instead of west to east. Here's a rebuttal)Cultural diffusion from East to West? 2014/01/12 Oppenheimer’s theory is that “ … the roots of the great flowering of civilisation in the fertile crescent of the Ancient Near East lay in the sinking shorelines of Southeast Asia. The Sumerians and Egyptians themselves wrote about the skilled wise men from the East, a fact often dismissed as the embellishment of a fertile imagination.” Purely as an aside,...
  • Transcripts Kept Secret for 60 Years Bolster Defense of Oppenheimer’s Loyalty (NYT)

    10/12/2014 12:05:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | Oct. 11, 2014 | William J. Broad
    At the height of the McCarthy era, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the government’s top atomic physicist, came under suspicion as a Soviet spy. After 19 days of secret hearings in April and May of 1954, the Atomic Energy Commission revoked his security clearance. The action brought his career to a humiliating close, and Oppenheimer, until then a hero of American science, lived out his life a broken man. But now, hundreds of newly declassified pages from the hearings suggest that Oppenheimer was anything but disloyal. Historians and nuclear experts who have studied the declassified material—roughly a tenth of the hearing transcripts—say...
  • Why I’m Canceling My SI Subscription

    02/04/2013 5:47:03 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3 Feb 2013 | Andrew Klavan
    I am going to let my subscription to Sports Illustrated lapse when it runs out this year. I hope lots of other people will do the same. Like too many other publications, the magazine has become dishonest, dishonorable and even occasionally despicable in its conformist, lockstep left-wing bias. Republican politicians and conservative positions are routinely insulted in articles having nothing to do with either. Yawn-inducing left wing predictability is brought to the discussion of every issue. No SI writer is allowed to disagree with leftism ever. Despite its great photographs and occasionally good athlete profiles, the magazine has remade itself...
  • Doctor Teller’s Strange Loves, from the Hydrogen Bomb to Thorium Energy

    03/07/2012 10:11:54 PM PST · by Praxeologue · 26 replies
    The Big Picture - ritholtz.com ^ | March 7, 2012 | Barry Ritholtz
    Edward Teller, the father of the hydrogen bomb, had a thing for nuclear bombs. He wanted them bigger, smaller, faster, used in ways that no one had thought of before or since, and always more of them. He suffered no fools, and though he would be more villified than any other American scientist in the 20th century, he always dismissed his critics as lacking in common sense or patriotism. Amid Cold War paranoia and fears of the Soviet nuclear program, the stakes were simply too high: for the free world, building the most powerful weapon in history was a matter...
  • Criminal Complaint against Peace Now Leader Oppenheimer

    04/13/2011 9:12:29 AM PDT · by Nachum
    INN ^ | 4/12/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    A leading nationalist has filed a criminal complaint against Peace Now leader Yariv Oppenheimer for giving U.S. embassy officials in Washington information with the intention of “damaging the country.” The alleged crimes are punishable by life in prison or even death. “I hope that American pressure on the government of Israel will bring about an implementation” of orders against a Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria, he said in a document revealed last week by WikiLeaks. Itzik Shadmi, head of the Binyamin Region Residents’ Committee, said, “Peace Now for years incites policies against Israel in order to weaken the communities...
  • Climate-change scientist, Oppenheimer, proud to be within 65% margin of error

    12/30/2010 12:28:56 PM PST · by Reeser · 19 replies · 41+ views
    RedState ^ | Dec. 30, 2010 | R Wersheir
    Okay…there’s almost no way to take these guys seriously anymore. Check out Item #4 at the following FoxNews link: "Eight Botched Environmental Forecasts" (http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/12/30/botched-environmental-forecasts/). Oft-quoted Princeton scientist and climate-change advocate Michael Oppenheimer speaks of a 65% margin of error in their temperature predictions. If that’s the standard these guys are using, then everything they say is completely meaningless. I could probably make 20 climate predictions while singing “Ring My Bell” and pruning my azaleas and be within the margin of error!
  • KEYNES AT HARVARD Economic Deception as a Political Credo

    04/02/2010 3:06:54 PM PDT · by narses · 15 replies · 519+ views
    PREFACE HOW THIS BOOK CAME TO BE WRITTEN By Zygmund Dobbs In 1957 a Harvard alumni group asked this writer to initiate a study of leftist infiltration at Harvard University. Previous efforts to find a qualified Harvard alumnus for the task had proved unfruitful. This was a period when America was still in shock over scandals involving traitorous government officials in the service of the Stalinist terror apparatus. Disloyal Ivy leaguers had used the wealth and resources of the United States to undermine their own country. Incredibly, at the same time, they were able to betray over 600 million people...
  • Oppenheimer Quits Fund Group Resisting Obama Chrysler Plan

    05/08/2009 10:55:35 AM PDT · by library user · 15 replies · 1,322+ views
    Bloomberg | May 08, 2009 | by Sree Vidya Bhaktavatsalam and Pierre Paulden
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  • Taxpayers Will Be Losers in Rescue Plan: Whitney

    09/29/2008 7:59:57 AM PDT · by johncocktoasten · 36 replies · 888+ views
    cnbc.com ^ | 9/29/2008 | cnbc.com
    Taxpayers will lose money in the $700 billion government rescue plan for the nation's banking system, Oppenheimer analyst Meredith Whitney said. Contrary to predictions from some supporters of the bailout plan, Whitney said on CNBC that the continued slump in housing prices will make a profit from the bailout unlikely. "I think you definitely lose money on this $700 billion structure," Whitney said. "There's no idea where house prices bottom, and as a result how can you make money on this transaction
  • The Cradle That Is India

    01/17/2008 5:30:58 AM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 314+ views
    Rediff ^ | 3-7-2005
    The cradle that is India March 07, 2005 Ideas about early Indian history continue to play an important role in political ideology of contemporary India. On the one side are the Left and Dravidian parties, which believe that invading Aryans from the northwest pushed the Dravidians to south India and India's caste divisions are a consequence of that encounter. Even the development of Hinduism is seen through this anthropological lens. This view is essentially that of colonial historians which was developed over a hundred years ago. On the other side are the nationalist parties, which believe that the Aryan languages...
  • Hispanics should say 'gracias' to anti-Latin zealots

    04/13/2006 2:56:41 PM PDT · by David1 · 36 replies · 1,184+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Apr. 13, 2006 | ANDRES OPPENHEIMER
    THE OPPENHEIMER REPORT Hispanics should say 'gracias' to anti-Latin zealots BY ANDRES OPPENHEIMER aoppenheimer@MiamiHerald.com On behalf of the 40 million Hispanics in the United States, I extend my gratitude to the three people who have done the most to energize the ''Latino power'' in the United States: immigrant-phobic Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.; CNN's Lou Dobbs, and Harvard Professor Sam Huntington. Without the ''three amigos'' of the anti-immigration cause, we would have never seen the unprecedented crowds of Hispanic protesters that filled the streets of more than 100 U.S. cities in recent days. More than 500,000 protesters -- most of them...
  • Chemical expert testifies in Jordan trial (Zarqawi's attempted use of Chemical Weapons)

    06/22/2005 9:55:24 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 21 replies · 1,591+ views
    AP ^ | Jun. 22, 2005 | Jamal Halaby
    AMMAN, Jordan - Islamic militants planned to detonate an explosion that would have sent a cloud of toxic chemicals across Jordan, causing death, blindness and sickness, a chemical expert testified in a military court Wednesday. Col. Najeh al-Azam was giving evidence in the trial of 13 men who are alleged to have planned what would have been the world's first chemical attack by the al-Qaida terror group. The accused include al-Qaida's leader in Iraq, Abu-Musab Al-Zarqawi, and three other fugitives who are being tried in absentia. Jordanian security services foiled the plot in April last year. Jordanian officials say that...
  • Father of the A-bomb

    05/31/2005 7:44:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus · 6 replies · 840+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 31, 2005 | Harvey Klehr
    What have we learned about J. Robert Oppenheimer? American Prometheus The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin Knopf, 736 pp., $35 ALL THE NEW EVIDENCE FROM long-closed Russian archives, and declassified American projects like Venona, has settled many of the most vexing espionage cases of the Cold War. The Rosenbergs were guilty of spying; so, too, were Alger Hiss, Harry Dexter White, and the dozens of government employees whom Elizabeth Bentley accused of being Soviet agents. The only major controversy that remains concerns Robert Oppenheimer, the brilliant scientist who oversaw the construction...
  • THE OPPENHEIMER REPORT - Recipe for Latin American corruption

    10/19/2003 9:03:15 AM PDT · by Luis Gonzalez · 9 replies · 230+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | October 19, 2003 | ANDRES OPPENHEIMER
    Hurrah! The World Bank and the Bush administration are beginning to discover what a leading Peruvian economist has been saying for the past 20 years -- corruption in Latin America, Asia and Africa is often a result of excessive government regulation. In a massive study released earlier this month, the World Bank reported how many bureaucratic steps and how long it takes to set up a business in various countries of the world.Guess what? It discovered, among other things, that the countries with the most regulations are the ones in which people have to pay the most bribes and where...
  • Arnold, Buffet, and the Third World Order? - (Schwarzenegger Fans - Wake Up!)

    08/20/2003 9:56:08 AM PDT · by steplock · 38 replies · 1,272+ views
    Focus on Freedom ^ | September 24, 2002 | Reuters
    I did a thorough search of the internet and found ONE LAST copy of this article on an older (defunct?) Arnold fan club web site.  So before it became extinct, I copied the complete article and the picture for ARCHIVAL purposes only. For your education and edification ..... Arnold, Buffet, and the Third World Order?Date: Wednesday, August 20 @ 09:44:18 Topic War on Terror ARNOLD & BUFFETT's LOADED ELEPHANT GUN?TheArnoldFans Reported By: Reuters - Tuesday, September 24, 2002 Buffett's Back, with the Terminator! WADDESDON MANOR, England (Reuters) - The world's second-richest man dropped into the English countryside with the Terminator...
  • Oppie Was A Commie

    06/27/2003 9:05:38 AM PDT · by walford · 226 replies · 710+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | June 27, 2003 | Notra Trulock
    ...rather than have Oppenheimer supply classified documents to agents, his Soviet spy masters might have preferred that he "appoint other Communists to key positions who would in turn hand over the information." Crouch then identified a number of scientists with Party affiliations appointed by Oppenheimer to key positions in the Manhattan Project. Nearly fifty years later, the Schecters would uncover a letter in the Soviet spy archives written by Lavrenti Beria, Stalin’s chief spy and then head of his nuclear program. Beria refers to Oppenheimer as an "unlisted agent" of the CPUSA and praises Oppenheimer’s role in providing Soviet spies...
  • McCarthyism - The Right's Badge Of Honor

    05/20/2003 6:27:57 AM PDT · by johnqueuepublic · 68 replies · 1,567+ views
    PipeBombNews ^ | May 20. 2003 | William A. Mayer
    McCarthyism - The Right's Badge Of Honor By William A. Mayer On Monday May 5, 2003 over 4,200 pages of previously classified testimony, made before the 1953-1954 Senate Permanent Committee on Investigations, became available to the public. These hearings [although some of the thunder had already been stolen during the 1948 - 1949 Nixon chaired HUAC sessions] delved further into the charges that the Soviet Union had placed intelligence agents - spies - throughout the Democrat administrations of both FDR and Harry Truman. The Committee’s lighting rod chairman at the time was the Republican Senator from Wisconsin, Joseph P....
  • McCarthy Transcripts Point to Cover-up by Justice Department

    05/07/2003 6:08:37 PM PDT · by ConservativeVoice · 39 replies · 1,891+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 5/7/2003 | Wes Vernon
    McCarthy Transcripts Point to Cover-up by Justice Department Wes Vernon, NewsMax.comWednesday, May 7, 2003 WASHINGTON – The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations has just made public its hitherto sealed closed-door hearings 50 years ago showing widespread Soviet penetration of the U.S. government. Despite the negative media spin, the hearing transcripts show its chairman, Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, was ahead of his time. A prime example is the case of the atomic scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, whose advocacy of sharing nuclear secrets with the Soviet Union helped bolster the war machine of the genocidal Joseph Stalin. This gave the Soviets...
  • Brotherhood of the Bomb

    10/29/2002 8:56:01 AM PST · by Doctor Stochastic · 2 replies · 208+ views
    Book | 2002 | Gregg Herken
    Interesting book about the personalities and politics of the early Atomic Era.
  • Zimbabwe (Mugabe) Decries Salt Mining Company - Threatens seizure

    06/30/2002 3:31:45 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies · 321+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | Jun 30, 2002 - 2:52 PM ET | MICHAEL HARTNACK, AP
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - President Robert Mugabe has accused mining giant Anglo-American Corp. of hoarding salt amid Zimbabwe's hunger crisis and threatened to seize the company's local assets, state media reported Sunday. Mugabe said his government "will not tolerate companies bent on causing unnecessary suffering to the people by creating unnecessary shortages," state radio reported. The radio said ruling party officials last week found 2,000 metric tons (2,200 tons) of salt in warehouses belonging to National Foods, a company partially owned by Anglo Zimbabwe, a subsidiary of London-based Anglo American. A National Foods executive said the salt had not been...
  • J. Robert Oppenheimer, (1904 - 1967)

    05/27/2002 8:25:44 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 17 replies · 1,748+ views
    PBS ^ | 2002 | PBS
    <!-- div#globalnavdiv td img { display: block } --> People & Events J. Robert Oppenheimer, (1904 - 1967) Robert Oppenheimer was born on April 22, 1904, into a wealthy, New York, Jewish family. They lived in an apartment overlooking the Hudson River and vacationed in a summer home on Long Island. As a 17-year-old, Oppenheimer went to Harvard where a classmate says he "intellectually looted the place." But it was after Harvard that Oppenheimer found his intellectual passion. First at Cambridge University in England and then at Göttigen University in Germany, the young American scholar began making his mark...
  • Zim to seize more farms (Including Oppenheimer lands)

    03/22/2002 6:55:50 AM PST · by Clive · 28 replies · 449+ views
    Reuters via News24 (SA) ^ | March 22, 2002 | Lucia Mutikani
    Harare - Zimbabwe's government on Friday earmarked more white farms for seizure in defiance of rising international pressure against President Robert Mugabe after his controversial election victory. The government published in the state-owned Herald newspaper a list of 388 farms for seizure - including ranches owned by South Africa's wealthy Oppenheimer family, which has huge mining interests in southern Africa. "Notice is hereby given... that the president intends to acquire compulsorily the land described in the schedule for resettlement purposes," read the advertisement. It did not give a time frame for the seizures, but owners have until April 22 to...