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  • WH Can’t Say Why It Took Two Years to Label Boko Haram a Terrorist Organization

    05/09/2014 6:47:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/9/14 | staff
    White House press secretary Jay Carney could not offer a tangible reason to explain why it took the Obama administration two years to label Boko Haram a terrorist organization Friday on MSNBC. He cited a number of lesser measures the administration implemented to address the group’s heinous acts, but stopped short of stating what kept Boko Haram off the State Department’s terror organization list between 2011 and 2013: KRISTEN WELKER: It took two years for that to happen from 2011 to 2013. Why did it take so long? JAY CARNEY: The fact is we have been working with Nigerian government...
  • Spread of Polio is 'World health emergency' as disease spreads through Asia, Africa and Middle East

    05/05/2014 5:03:54 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09:46 EST, 5 May 2014 | By Leon Watson
    "The spread of polio around the world has become so serious it is now an international public health emergency, the World Health Organization warned today. The agency said the problem could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease. It described current polio outbreaks in Asia, Africa and the Middle East as an 'extraordinary event' that required a coordinated international response. It was the first-ever international alert on polio. 'Until it is eradicated, polio will continue to spread internationally, find and paralyze susceptible kids,' Dr Bruce Aylward, who leads WHO's polio...
  • The First Lady on the Launch of Organizing for Action

    01/20/2013 5:31:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/18/13 | BarackObamaDotCom
    Say you're in for the next phase of this grassroots
  • Area Man Joins Organization Where Nothing Much Ever Happens (Welcome to the 'Dull Men's Club')

    07/21/2012 11:39:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/19/2012 | JENNIFER LEVITZ
    PEMBROKE, Mass.—Hugh Crossen found himself well into retirement and a little adrift. The former salesman missed meeting new people. As a hobby, he maintains a collection of 7,000 restaurant menus, but he says his wife, Joyce, "isn't as tickled with it as I am." "It takes up a lot of space in the cellar!" says his spouse. Fortunately, Mr. Crossen, who is 77 years old, found a new audience in the "Dull Men's Club," a regular gathering in this town south of Boston. There is no agenda other than to salute the quiet eccentricities of everyday life. The club started...
  • JUDGE Temporarily BLOCKS Mississippi LAW That Could Shut Down State’s Only ABORTION Clinic

    07/02/2012 4:00:02 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 9 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | July 1, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    JUDGE TEMPORARILY BLOCKS MISSISSIPPI LAW THAT COULD SHUT DOWN STATE’S ONLY ABORTION CLINIC By Madeleine Morgenstern Anti-abortion advocates stand outside Mississippi's only abortion clinic. A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked a new law that could see it shut down. (AP) JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked enforcement of a Mississippi law that could shut down the only abortion clinic in the state. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan in Jackson issued a temporary restraining order the day the new law took effect. He set a July 11 hearing to determine whether to block...
  • Soros-Funded Group Intimidates Organization for Second Amendment Support

    04/19/2012 1:26:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    New American ^ | 5/19/12 | Raven Clabough
    Color of Change, a 501(c)(4) non-profit corporation that engages in lobbying and public advocacy, is organizing a campaign against the “stand your ground” self-defense laws in a variety of states, particularly in Florida as a result of the Trayvon Martin incident that took place in Florida. Color of Change was founded in 2005 by James Rucker and Van Jones. Rucker previously directed Grassroots Mobilization for MoveOn.org — one of multiple groups funded by George Soros. Jones served as Special Advisor for Green Jobs in the Obama administration, a position from which he resigned after it was exposed that he belonged
  • Pro-marriage group thinks IRS employee leaked Mitt Romney’s donor info to Human Rights Campaign

    04/12/2012 2:37:52 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/12/2012 | Matt Lewis
    It is likely that someone at the Internal Revenue Service illegally leaked confidential donor information showing a contribution from Mitt Romney’s political action committee to the National Organization for Marriage, says the group. In a letter exclusively obtained by The Daily Caller, the organization has asked the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration to “investigate and learn the source of the breach and prosecute those responsible to the fullest extent of the law.” It also provided evidence suggesting the leak might have been the result of “IRS employee misconduct.” The dispute stems from a March 30 post on the pro-gay...
  • Obama Campaign Amassing Troops in Florida.

    02/20/2012 6:23:09 AM PST · by true believer forever · 12 replies
    Tampa Bay Online/The Tampa Tribune ^ | February 19, 2012 | William March
    While the Republican presidential candidates have been battling in Florida and other state primaries, President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has been quietly putting together what aides say will be the biggest grass-roots campaign organization in Florida history. Obama campaign staff members won't give out numbers about their organizing effort — how many paid staff and volunteers, or of the "neighborhood team captains" they say are the linchpin of the effort. Obama, she said, "is a community organizer at heart. Our neighborhood team model is based on people organizing in their neighborhoods." Despite the campaign's reluctance to provide numbers, it's clear...
  • 4 GOP Candidates Have No Tenn. Delegates

    01/01/2012 3:10:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Memphis Daily ^ | January 1, 2012
    There are nine Republican presidential candidates on Tennessee’s primary ballot, but four of them have no committed delegates to the party’s nominating convention. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leads in delegates, while onetime House Speaker Newt Gingrich, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul and Texas Gov. Rick Perry have substantial numbers committed to their campaigns, according to The Knoxville News Sentinel. Ex-Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has three delegates. GOP candidates with no delegates committed to them include U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, onetime Louisiana Gov. Charles “Buddy” Roemer and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum. Party rules allow...
  • Bachmann, Santorum, Huntsman, miss Virginia primary deadline

    12/23/2011 12:16:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 107 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | December 23, 2011 | Olympia Meola , Jim Nolan
    Four Republican presidential candidates — former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Texas Rep. Ron Paul — submitted petitions Thursday in time to qualify for Virginia's March 6 Republican primary. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman did not submit signatures with Virginia's State Board of Elections by Thursday's 5 p.m. deadline and will not be on the primary ballot. The candidates who submitted the required signatures must clear another hurdle. The Republican Party of Virginia has until Tuesday to certify which candidates qualify....
  • Perry's SC Organization Could Be Key to Resurgence

    12/22/2011 12:04:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Mt. Pleasant Patch ^ | December 21, 2011 | Shawn Drury
    As many commentators have already noted, the pursuit of the Republican Party’s nomination for president has been one of the most — if not the most—unpredictable races in the modern era. And votes are yet to be cast. No candidate typifies the capriciousness of the race thus far better than Texas Gov. Rick Perry. And now Perry, once thought to be written off, is polling in double-digits again in Iowa and South Carolina. What makes Perry different from the others who rose just as quickly as they fell is his strong grassroots organization. At the center of that organization is...
  • "Mobocracy OKC?"- Kerr Park occupants crippled by infighting, cliquish behavior

    10/25/2011 6:25:56 AM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 2 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | October 24, 2011 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY – As we rapidly approach the month anniversary of the Occupy OKC movement moving into Kerr Park in downtown Oklahoma City, there is evidence that the small group of true believers are being split apart by egos and infighting. In the past week, Red Dirt Report has stopped by Kerr Park, talking to Occupants and trying to get a sense of how things are going. It's still largely unclear, but one thing is for certain - it is not the strong and seemingly unified organization it was on the day it was launched and that has been confirmed...
  • Tony Fabrizio on team Rick Perry?

    10/24/2011 8:00:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Miami Herald Type Pad ^ | October 24, 2011 | Marc Caputo
    A few moments after we wondered when Gov. Rick Scott's pollster, Tony Fabrizio, would join Rick Perry's presidential team, Politico coincidentally reported that Republican campaign sources say he has or will soon. Fabrizio has been in talks with the campaign since and before Perry's disastrous performance at the Republican Party of Florida's Presidency 5 straw poll. Just after the event, Perry sources had told people that Fabrizio was signing on. But Fabrizio, obviously, hadn't. Still, chances are the Politico piece is spot on. And, if so, it's bad news for Mitt Romney. Fabrizio, along with newly hired Perry ad-men Nelson...
  • "Enthusiastic" Perry Still Two to Four Weeks From 2012 Decision

    07/21/2011 10:52:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    Fox ^ | July 21, 2011 | Carl Cameron
    Senior Aides to Texas Governor Rick Perry say they remain at least two, and as many as four weeks away from any final decision on whether to run for the GOP presidential nomination. Governor Perry is described as enthusiastic about the possibility and a reference to his wife Anita's encouragement yesterday, is actually a reflection of what aides say is many months of her agitation in favor of running. His time frame for getting into the race is about creating the financial network to fund a national campaign that goes big in every state, not state-by-state like others are now...
  • Hillary was right (Behind O's woes)

    12/11/2010 3:14:32 AM PST · by Scanian · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 10, 2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    When President Obama came un glued like a papier-mache doll in a steam bath during his press con ference this week, I thought perhaps it might be because he lost an old argument with Hillary Clinton. But yesterday, when Obama hauled out Bill Clinton -- Hillary's No. 1 political ally and, secondarily, her husband -- I was sure of it. It's largely forgotten now, but during their lengthy primary battle, the two committed liberals' greatest disagreement wasn't over policy or their shared disdain for George W. Bush. It was over their different visions of the presidency. In a Nevada debate,...
  • Y.M.C.A. Is Downsizing to a Single Letter

    07/12/2010 9:19:53 AM PDT · by clawhammer · 80 replies
    New York Times ^ | Stephanie Strom
    Note to the Village People: The lyrics in your biggest hit need an update. The organization previously known as the Y.M.C.A. is henceforth to be called “the Y.” One of the nation’s most iconic nonprofit organizations, founded 166 years ago in England as the Young Men’s Christian Association, is undergoing a major rebranding, adopting as its name the nickname everyone has used for generations. “It’s a way of being warmer, more genuine, more welcoming, when you call yourself what everyone else calls you,” said Kate Coleman, the organization’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer.
  • Muslim Organization ICNA Linked to Anti-American Terror Movement

    07/12/2010 8:30:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 1+ views
    pajamas media ^ | 7/12/10 | Joe Kaufman
    In August 2006, two American Muslim charities were donors to an overseas organization while that organization personally brought close to $100,000 to the home of the head of Hamas. The two are still affiliated with this organization, an entity which curses and calls for resistance against the United States. This being the case, why do they continue to enjoy the privilege of having a federal U.S. tax exempt status? Why do they even continue to exist at all? The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) has two charities — ICNA Relief and Helping Hand (HH). Both have a non-profit 501(c)3...
  • Bilderberg Group Role In Economic Collapse?

    07/11/2010 6:21:26 PM PDT · by kindred · 20 replies
    Prophecynewswatch.com ^ | unknown | unknown
    For years, whispers of the secretive organization of world leaders known as the Bilderberg Group were considered fodder for conspiracy theories, but in the wake of massive economic upheaval, Europe's mainstream has joined the clamoring to find out what kind of financial wizardry has been going on behind the Bilderberg curtain. Daniel Estulin, author of the hot-selling book, "The True Story of the Bilderberg Group," has even been invited to present an unprecedented speech before the European Parliament in Brussels June 1 on the subject of the secretive cabal. "In Spain, Bilderberg is the 'it' topic," Estulin told WND. "The...
  • Mullen Stresses Precision, Innovation to Graduates

    06/11/2010 2:54:48 AM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 129+ views
    DEFENSE.gov (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE) ^ | June 10, 2010 | By Jim Garamone
    Note: The following text is a quote: Mullen Stresses Precision, Innovation to Graduates By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service FORT LESLEY J. MCNAIR, Washington, D.C., June 10, 2010 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today told graduates of the National Defense University here that their careers will be dominated by their understanding of the precise application of military force and national power. NDU’s National War College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces graduated 603 people from the armed services, civilian agencies and many foreign countries. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and King Abdullah of...
  • Pacific Northwest Freepers

    07/05/2009 2:46:50 PM PDT · by The Watcher · 3 replies · 318+ views
    http://www.pnwcc.info There's a new site up for you Freepers in the Pacific Northwest. Not attempting to take anything from FR, here, but to augment your ability to accomplish things. If you want a state or region based chapter or association to help you make a difference, I've built the site for you. It offers: 1. Forums 2. Blog space 3. Topical Archives of information 4. Real file storage It's time we got more active, and less "readers" than "doers". The site is currently configured for WA, OR, ID, but we'd be happy to add MT or AK if need be....
  • Half-Baked Alaska [Palin's people are ruining her]

    06/10/2009 5:17:11 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 87 replies · 2,185+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 10, 2009 | Kathleen Parker
    Everyone seems to have a Sarah Palin story of ignored calls, mishandled invitations or unanswered e-mail. Disorganized is how one might charitably describe the Palin operation. "Basically, it's just rude," says one political operative who is a Palin fan. "They've been running the great snub machine. That's the reason the boys in the Republican Party are unhappy with her." That unhappiness has been building gradually in the past seven months, and it was on full display this week as the party faithful gathered for a fundraising dinner at which Palin originally was invited to speak. She was later uninvited, and...
  • Bhopal residents bring MIC warnings

    05/02/2009 1:46:06 PM PDT · by Peter Horry · 11 replies · 530+ views
    The Charleston Gazette ^ | May 2, 2009 | Rick Steelhammer
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Sarita Malviya wasn't born when an explosion at a Union Carbide chemical plant in Bhopal, India, on Dec. 3, 1984, sent a cloud of deadly gas containing the compound methyl isocyanate into the old section of the city, searing the lungs and causing the deaths of at least 4,000 people. When her family moved to Bhopal years after the world's worst industrial disaster, "we had no idea that Union Carbide left toxic waste in three ponds," she said through an interpreter. Heavy metals and toxins were seeping into the groundwater, she said, contaminating drinking water used by...
  • A free speech killer UN warns: Don't defame religions, especially Islam

    02/02/2009 7:43:19 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 75 replies · 2,770+ views
    WashingtonTimes ^ | 2/2/09 | Nat Hentoff
    OP-ED: On Inauguration Day, after it got the United Nations to pass a gag rule on insulting religions, the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) told our new president in a New York Times ad that Muslims "have compelling strategic and moral reasons to cooperate and peacefully coexist with the United States in particular, and with the West in general." Many Muslims here and elsewhere want that partnership; but some, jihadists in the name of Islam, disagree violently. In its address to our new president, the Organization of the Islamic Conference (which has permanent status at the United Nations) made...
  • Head of Muslim group with admitted Hamas ties to offer prayer at Obama inauguration

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

    11/19/2008 6:34:40 PM PST · by A Navy Vet · 27 replies · 636+ views
    VetsCoR ^ | 11/19/2008 | A Navy Vet
    The Republican party lost again. We can debate all day long why that occurred. So where do go we from here? The answer is in the courts! Conservatives, and even Repub loyals have lost big time and we are now facing another FDR, Johnson, Carter expansion of liberal/socialist ideals. If you want to hang tough for Obama's "possible" failings for a Congressional change in 2010, more power to you. I am suggesting a new tactic: The liberals have used the courts for decades against conservatism and won many many times. I suggest we do the same. It's time Constitutional advocates...
  • Vanity: Fight with Me -- Here's How

    11/05/2008 7:23:24 PM PST · by yetidog · 16 replies · 1,013+ views
    Vanity
    When John McCain closed out the Republican Convention this year with his rousing “fight with me” oratory, I wondered what I had to do in response.
  • Organization on the defensive over its name (La Raza - The Race - NCLR , San Diego convention )

    07/15/2008 3:47:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 253+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 7/15/08 | Hiram Soto
    DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO – The National Council of La Raza spends most of its time protecting and advancing the rights of Latinos through advocacy and community work. But as it wraps up its convention downtown, it has found itself defending its name. That's because activists who oppose illegal immigration are saying in e-mails, during street protests and through the media that “La Raza” means “The Race,” and have been calling the organization a hate group. The accusations have prompted soul-searching among NCLR supporters as to what the name actually means and stands for. Most say the situation is the result...
  • NJDC Called Upon to Join ZOA’s Call for Obama to Quit Racist Church

    03/25/2008 2:44:18 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 3 replies · 294+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 3/25/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    The Zionist Organization of America has “called upon Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) to quit his racist, anti-American, anti-Israel church and repudiate his pastor, Jeremiah Wright.” Noting that the National Jewish Democratic Council condemned Mitt Romney for appearing at the museum of a long-dead EX-antisemite, we are confident that NJDC will support ZOA’s request. Henry Ford retracted and repudiated The International Jew, but Jeremiah Wright has never retracted, repudiated, or apologized for his own hate speech, his publication of a manifesto from a genuine Hamas terrorist, or his placement of quote marks around “state” of Israel, as if...
  • Romney banks on ground organization

    01/03/2008 6:31:01 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 46 replies · 108+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 01/02/08 | Michael Levenson
    AMES, Iowa -- Doug Gross, the chairman of Mitt Romney’s campaign in Iowa, said today it is focusing on turning out its supporters Thursday night, placing 22,000 phone calls just on Tuesday in an attempt to make sure the more than 50,000 Romney supporters they have identified show up. "This is all about a ground game," Gross told reporters. "And the bottom line is whoever does the best job at turning out is going to win this thing. And we think we have the best organization… We’ve been working the last year, year and a half, on organization, and we’re...
  • Coalition Focuses on Iraqi Police Infrastructure, Organization

    12/06/2007 5:04:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 48+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2007 – As individual Iraqi police and police stations develop throughout Iraq, the coalition is focusing more on developing infrastructure and organizational effectiveness needed to sustain the police force long-term, a U.S. officer involved in training Iraqi police said today. U.S. police transition teams have done a good job with the difficult task of taking fresh Iraqi police recruits, training them on police operations, getting them integrated as a group into a police station, and helping them become familiar with the community, U.S. Army Col. Mark Spindler, commander of 18th Military Police Brigade, told online journalists and...
  • Eating Less Meat May Slow Climate Change

    09/12/2007 7:49:38 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 74 replies · 921+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 13, 2007 | By Maria Cheng
    (LONDON) - Eating less meat could help slow global warming by reducing the number of livestock and thereby decreasing the amount of methane flatulence from the animals, scientists said on Thursday. In a special energy and health series of the medical journal The Lancet, experts said people should eat fewer steaks and hamburgers. Reducing global red meat consumption by 10 percent, they said, would cut the gases emitted by cows, sheep and goats that contribute to global warming. "We are at a significant tipping point," said Geri Brewster, a nutritionist at Northern Westchester Hospital in New York, who was not...
  • Media Matters' Birthday Suit: Exposing the Distortion

    05/03/2007 7:19:27 AM PDT · by HoosierGirl25 · 11 replies · 671+ views
    Human Events ^ | 5/3/2007 | Catherine Moy
    After three years of tax-exempt operation, Media Matters’ credibility as a media watchdog is questionable. Its leader, Brock, is a self-proclaimed liar who strong-armed sources that didn’t agree with him. While writing his mea culpa, “Blinded by the Right,” Brock was hospitalized in a mental facility where he spent time in a “quiet room” and “had delusions, he thought people were trying to kill him,” according to the Drudge Report. Media Matters stars, including Brock, Eric Alterman and Ryan Chiachiere, are hypocrites who have used the very sexist, bigoted and racist language for which they crucify others, including Imus. They...
  • America Supports You: Military Organization Honors Supporters

    03/13/2007 5:37:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 185+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, March 13, 2007 – The Military Officers Association of America announced it will present its highest award to an actor and a corporation for their strong support of military servicemembers. Gary Sinise and the DuPont Company, with headquarters in Wilmington, Del., will receive the MOAA Distinguished Service Award for 2007. MOAA looks for indicators of strong support for military employees when considering organizations for this award, retired Air Force Col. Steve Strobridge, MOAA’s director of government relations, said. “(That includes) making up the pay between military pay and their old salary, continuation of benefits, support for the families,...
  • Just on CNN: DEA has arrested Mexican drug king pin Javier Arrellano-Felix at sea in a sting

    08/16/2006 11:32:27 AM PDT · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 27 replies · 3,528+ views
    CNN ^ | August 16, 2006 | Terry Fridman
    A reputed Mexican drug lord who tops the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Most Wanted List has been captured in an offshore operation in the Pacific Ocean, federal law enforcement sources said. The DEA lists rewards of $5 million each for the capture of Javier Arellano-Felix and his brother, Eduardo, who allegedly head the cartel that bears their name
  • Child Development Organization Aids Military Children, Families

    04/03/2006 4:08:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 192+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, April 3, 2006 – Recognizing that children of servicemembers often face challenges that other children do not, the nonprofit child development organization "Zero To Three" launched a special project geared specifically toward military families. "Supporting military children is an essential element of supporting military families in general," Dorinda Williams, a Zero To Three training and consultation specialist, said in an interview. "Zero To Three recognizes that military parents often face extreme and emotionally draining circumstances, and we try to provide support through information and resources that translate into increased capacity to meet the emotional needs of babies and toddlers."...
  • At grass roots (With 40,000 more registered Democrats, why does the GOP dominate?)

    03/19/2006 4:19:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies · 1,793+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | March 19, 2006 | BILL VARIAN
    TAMPA - The Democratic Party establishment in west Florida's largest county gathers under the yellowy light of a basement restaurant in Ybor City, chairs turned haphazardly toward the back of the room, opposite the cash bar. With about 60 members, there's barely a quorum. With less than $4,000 in the checking account, the Hillsborough Democratic Executive Committee hardly has enough money to be a player in the looming elections. They usually open with the Pledge of Allegiance, but the guy with the flag can't make it. Soon, they get down to the chief business at hand: An update on the...
  • Fatah leader in Nablus shot dead [Palestinian Election campaigning.]

    01/24/2006 3:25:07 AM PST · by familyop · 9 replies · 405+ views
    Ireland On-Line ^ | 24JAN06 | Ireland On-Line
    A leader of the ruling Fatah Party in Nablus was shot dead today in violence related to upcoming elections for the Palestinian parliament. Despite the chaos in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in recent months, violence related to tomorrow’s balloting has been relatively limited. Early this month, a Hamas supporter was killed in a firefight that erupted while rival factions were hanging election posters in Gaza City. Hamas blamed the ruling Fatah Party for the shooting. Nine gunmen, also affiliated with Fatah, pulled up in two cars to the house of 44-year-old Abu Ahmed Hassouna in the early hours...
  • America Supports You: Organization Flies High for Wounded

    11/30/2005 4:37:24 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 283+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Nov 30, 2005 | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2005 – Wounded servicemembers recuperating at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, look to doctors and nurses for their medical care. For creature comforts, they look to the skies. Terry Goforth is an American Airlines flight attendant who has been working troop transport flights - military chartered flights on commercial airlines into Kuwait since March 2003. Regular layovers in Frankfurt, Germany, allowed her to visit Landstuhl and learn of the needs of the wounded servicemembers there. Goforth said she asked volunteers at Landstuhl what the patients might like her to bring from the United States during her weekly...
  • Have you been there and done that? -

    10/19/2005 8:10:37 AM PDT · by vannrox · 14 replies · 1,183+ views
    Machine Design ^ | 7-21-2005 | Ronald Khol, Editor
    A relative of mine, immediately after graduating from college, went to work for a bank. Even though he had a university degree, he was assigned the job of repossessing cars. We kidded him a lot about that. He eventually ended up a vice president, but his entry into the banking industry was about as low as you can get, and we never let him forget it. In similar fashion, the Enterprise car-rental firm goes to college campuses to recruit management trainees, but among the first jobs these trainees handle is washing and cleaning cars coming off rental. When I moved...
  • Why you haven't "reinvented" your company - 5-5-2005

    10/19/2005 8:00:16 AM PDT · by vannrox · 1 replies · 596+ views
    Machine Design Magazine ^ | 31 August 2004 | Ronald Khol
    The word "reinvent" is a dumb term, having an overtone of redundancy. After all, when you have invented something, it exists. You can revise it or change it, but you can't "reinvent" it after you have already invented it. I never heard the term when I first entered the workforce. But somewhere in the 1970s or so, corporate executives-began using the word, and using it a lot. Then as now, the nation had its usual economic ups and downs, but suddenly after one downturn, our nation was heavily laden with companies that had reinvented themselves. What happened is that after...
  • Legion Addresses ACLU Legal Abuse

    08/29/2005 2:51:53 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 25 replies · 1,330+ views
    American Legion ^ | August 24, 2005
    HONOLULU, August 24, 2005 - Delegates to the nation’s largest wartime veterans organization meeting here during their 87th annual national convention forged their solidarity against legal abuse and secular cleansing of American family values and religious symbols by the ACLU and other organizations. Four thousand delegates representing 2.7 million members unanimously passed Resolution 139 that calls upon Congress to amend the practice of using taxpayer-funded attorney fees by claims under the Equal Access to Justice. “The 1976 Civil Rights Attorney’s Fee Awards Act was much needed legislation, but in recent years, certain groups have abused the congressional intent of this...
  • Is the NEA Really an NUT? - (great exposé! reveals "big gov't" agenda, unrelated to educating kids!)

    07/22/2005 9:40:57 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 531+ views
    MACKINAC.ORG ^ | JULY 22, 2005 | ANDREW J. COULSON
    Is the NEA Really an NUT? Is the NEA really an NUT? By asking, I’m not casting aspersions on the National Education Association’s sanity, just on its choice of name. The NEA’s British counterpart really is an NUT: It is the National Union of Teachers. British educators unapologetically acknowledge that their union is a union, while their American peers cling to a name that belies their organization’s agenda — literally. Consider the first 10 agenda items from the NEA’s recent national meeting (brought to my attention courtesy of blogger Captain’s Quarters): 1) [No description] — defeated 2) Participate in a...
  • RUMSFELD EXPECTED IN KYRGYZSTAN TO SETTLE BASE ISSUE

    07/21/2005 3:11:39 PM PDT · by Bald Eagle777 · 5 replies · 534+ views
    On July 20, Kyrgyzstan's Ministry of Defense announced that U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is expected to arrive on July 25. Rumsfeld will discuss the future of the U.S.-led air base Manas with the new Kyrgyz leadership, in the wake of Moscow- and Beijing-inspired demands to set a deadline on the presence of U.S.-led coalition forces in Central Asia. Meanwhile, French Defense Minister Michèle Aliot-Marie is arriving in Tajikistan on July 22 hoping to firm up the arrangements for French use of the Dushanbe and possibly also Kulob airports. For its part, on July 20 Moscow again urged the Central...
  • U.S. Tech Firms Help Governments Censor Internet (Iran & China included)

    07/18/2005 5:13:46 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 16 replies · 839+ views
    Fox News ^ | By Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    WASHINGTON — Free speech advocates are frustrated with a host of American companies they say have been collaborating with oppressive regimes in countries like China, Iran and Saudi Arabia, to help them filter and monitor the Internet activity of their citizens. Big technology names like Microsoft, Yahoo! and Cisco have been criticized roundly in recent years for providing foreign governments with the tools they need to crack down on Internet use, but critics say they have not been able to do much more than complain. "These companies' lack of ethics is extremely worrisome," said Lucie Morillon, the Washington representative of...
  • Intelligence Brief: Shanghai Cooperation Organization (The new Warsaw Pact?)

    07/11/2005 8:19:59 PM PDT · by Srirangan · 11 replies · 462+ views
    Drafted By: Dr. Michael A. Weinstein Overshadowed in the Western press by the G8 summit of leading industrialized nations and the complications to it caused by the London transit bombings, another summit -- the July 5 meetings in Astana, Kazakhstan of the heads of government of the six members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (S.C.O.) -- promised to have greater geostrategic significance than the more widely reported events. Created with its present membership of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in 2001, the origins of the S.C.O. date back to 1996 when Beijing initiated the Shanghai Five, which included...
  • “Rus” coalition of parties and movements formed in Ukraine

    06/15/2005 7:02:21 PM PDT · by jb6 · 10 replies · 372+ views
    Itar-Tass ^ | 14.06.2005
    KIEV, June 14 (Itar-Tass) - Ivan Simonenko, Vladimir Pashkov and Oleg Lyutikov, respective leaders of the Russo-Ukrainian Union Party, Russian Bloc Party, and the Russian Movement of Ukraine, have approved a draft agreement on cooperation and interaction within the “Rus” coalition of political and public organisations, Itar-Tass was told at the Press Service of the Russian Movement. In the opinion of “Rus” coalition members, one of their main tasks is to win official status for the Russian language, to support the canonical Orthodox Church, to help switch Ukraine over to a policy of rapprochement with Russia and Belarus, and to...
  • Organization of American States gathering (OAS) means big bucks for Fort Lauderdale

    05/22/2005 4:54:11 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 2 replies · 262+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | May 22 2005 | Tom Stieghorst
    On the surface, when the Organization of American States convenes its General Assembly at the Broward County Convention Center on June 5, the product generated will be lots and lots of words. Picture 600 diplomats talking for three days about democracy. But there will be some dollars spent, too. Even a diplomat needs a bed, a ride and a bite to eat between speeches. Diplomats' spouses and families might want to shop. And if President Bush and his travel party show up to kick off the discussion, hotels could get a windfall of White House spending. The three-day event could...
  • Fed Up With Meetup

    05/12/2005 7:29:38 AM PDT · by Rushgrrl · 11 replies · 603+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 5-11-2005 | Drew Bond, President & CEO, Townhall.com
    During the 2004 Democratic primary, new online site Meetup.com gained media notoriety as it propelled the Howard Dean campaign to the forefront of the Democratic ticket. Thousands of liberals were meeting monthly to send Dean to the White House. The liberal media bias had spawned a liberal online virus. In response, Townhall.com decided to counter the liberal invasion and co-opt Meetup for its own purposes: to further the conservative agenda. Using Townhall’s resources, we promoted the Meetup groups to you - our valued Townhall.com readers. With great success, our Meetup force grew to over 25,000 people strong. Townhall enthusiasts all...
  • Patriotic, Peaceful Muslims - (can this be genuine?..or is it a ploy?)

    04/08/2005 7:01:56 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 78 replies · 1,052+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ONLINE.COM ^ | APRIL 7, 2005 | ROBERT SPENCER
    A new group of American Muslims has declared itself committed to moderation, patriotism, and peaceful coexistence with non-Muslims. It's called the Center for Islamic Pluralism, an organization made up of both American-born and immigrant Muslims, lifelong Muslims and converts. If this organization succeeds in being what it has set out to be, it will fill a vacuum many Americans have felt keenly since 9/11: it will be a real counterweight in the Islamic community to jihadist radicalism and fanaticism. In its inaugural press release the CIP declared its intention to "promote moderate Islam in the U.S. and globally; educate the...
  • WTO Ruling Means End of Calif. Champagne?

    03/16/2005 2:46:47 PM PST · by w6ai5q37b · 67 replies · 1,611+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tuesday March 15, 2005 | Unknown
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union said on Tuesday the World Trade Organization had ruled in its favor in a dispute with the United States over the EU's system for protecting food and drink denominations. "Rejecting the arguments of the United States and Australia, the WTO rules that the EU's system [that is, socialism] for protecting these names is essentially compatible with WTO rules," the European Commission said in a statement.