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  • Fighting back: Residents force feds to scrap plan to house illegals at Va. college

    06/17/2014 7:43:46 AM PDT · by yoe · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 16, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    The Obama administration Monday abruptly halted plans to shelter some of the children surging across the border at a defunct college in rural Virginia, as the White House has continued to see its efforts to house the children throughout the country be thwarted by opposition from local officials. As many as 500 children were to start arriving this week at St. Paul’s College, a recently closed historically black college in Lawrenceville....[snip] “We were stunned,” said Robert F. Pecht III, president of the Lawrenceville Town Council, who learned of the plan Friday evening. “We were told it was a done deal....
  • Newspaper confirms former Air Force Academy cadet's OSI account

    12/09/2013 6:11:07 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 18 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | December 7, 2013 | Dave Philipps
    When former Air Force Academy cadet Eric Thomas faced a disciplinary board in August 2012, a special agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations said he would come to explain how Thomas worked dozens of cases as a confidential informant and had been of great service to the Air Force. The agent never showed up, and Thomas was expelled from the academy eight months later. On Friday, an active-duty member of the Air Force Academy with direct knowledge of the case said the agent, Brandon Enos, did not show up because he was told not to by the...
  • Stealth bombers: Air Force allegedly using snitches to catch rule-breaking cadets

    12/02/2013 11:58:59 AM PST · by ColdOne · 37 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 12/2/13 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    The U.S. Air Force reportedly had cadets snitch on one another in an effort to root out rule-breaking. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Mike Kaplan/Released) The United States Air Force reportedly has created a “secret system” of informants at its academy in Colorado Springs to snitch on fellow cadets who break the rules, in an attempt to curb drug abuse and combat sexual assault. While those who join the Air Force pledge never to lie, cheat or steal, or "tolerate among us anyone who does,” the service allegedly urged informants to deceive classmates, professors and commanders while gathering information to...
  • IRS released confidential info on conservative groups to ProPublica

    05/14/2013 3:22:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/14/2013 | Josh Hicks
    ProPublica on Monday reported that the same IRS division that targeted conservative groups for special scrutiny during the 2012 election cycle provided the investigative-reporting organization with confidential applications for tax-exempt status. That revelation contradicts previous statements from the agency and may represent a violation of federal guidelines. Lois G. Lerner, who heads the IRS sector that reviews tax-exemption applications, told a congressional oversight committee in April 2012 that IRS code prohibited the agency from providing information about groups that had not yet been approved. Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Jim Jordan...
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • Rosa Brooks, Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy

    08/08/2011 3:29:49 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 21 replies
    JessDuntno | Today | Various Sources
    Rosa Brooks serves as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy. In May 2010 she also became Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and then Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy. She is running a new Pentagon office dedicated to those issues. She is on leave from her job as a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Brooks is known as a columnist (most recently with the LA Times) and at the Pentagon her portfolio has included both human rights issues and global engagement and strategic communication. Her mother, Barbara Ehrenreich, is...
  • Department of Education Partners with Soros' Open Society

    03/21/2012 7:17:45 PM PDT · by mgist · 6 replies
    Conservative Action Alerts ^ | 3/21/2012 | Klein for WND
    Dept. of Education partners with Soros by ADMIN on MARCH 21, 2012 · 0 COMMENTS      Print This Post The Department of Education has partnered with billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Institute to promote a global education initiative that seeks “a world where each and every person on Earth can access and contribute to the sum of all human knowledge.” Education Secretary Arne Duncan kicked off a $25,000 “Why Open Education Matters” competition that will give a cash prize for the best short video explaining the benefits of what is known as Open Educational Resources, or O.E.R., for students, teachers and schools....
  • Robert Redford says Sundance, the corporate sponsored playground for celebrities, is for the '99 %'

    01/24/2012 9:53:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2012 | Hollie McKay
    Attention, One Percenters! You can go home now. The Sundance Film Festival is not ... repeat NOT ... for you. (Except of course our corporate sponsors and super rich celebrity guests. You can stay. As a matter of fact, we'd be lost without you!) That's the mixed message the was being sent as Robert Redford opened the 34th annual Sundance Film Festival with a populist pitch on Thursday, slamming the government for failing its citizens and talking about how Sundance exists for the forgotten "99 percent."
  • Ron Paul’s Soros Defense Plan

    01/02/2012 8:38:41 AM PST · by mnehring · 89 replies
    It was recently observed that Ron Paul was to the left of Obama on national security and the best evidence for that statement can be found when one year ago Ron Paul joined forces with Barney Frank​ on a proposal to gut national defense via a panel of experts, quite a few of whom were tied to George Soros​. In July 2010, Barney Frank and Ron Paul co-authored a Huffington Post article rolling out their Sustainable Defense Task Force. The Task Force “consisting of experts on military expenditures that span the ideological spectrum” would recommend a trillion dollars in defense...
  • WSJ’s O’Grady: Soros Funds Terrorism

    04/28/2008 8:42:19 AM PDT · by vadum · 46 replies · 283+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | April 28, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    Mary Anastasia O'Grady writes in today's Wall Street Journal that George Soros's Open Society Institute has been funding terrorism. In a column entitled Friends of Terror in Peru, O'Grady notes that Thursday's vote by the European Parliament to take the Peruvian guerrilla group known as the Tupac Amaru (aka MRTA) off its terrorist list has Peru in an uproar. For good reason: The MRTA is notorious for kidnapping, torturing and murdering civilians to advance its political agenda. More recently, Peruvian officials have linked it to Hugo Chávez's "Bolivarian Movement," which seeks to destabilize democracies in Latin America, and to the...
  • Court order allows Occupy Wall St. protesters back

    11/15/2011 6:18:17 AM PST · by justlurking · 195 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 2011-11-15 | COLLEEN LONG and VERENA DOBNIK
    The National Lawyers Guild says it has obtained a court that allows Occupy Wall St. protesters to return with tents to a New York City park. The guild says the injunction prevents the city from enforcing park rules on Occupy Wall Street protesters. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city knew about the court order but has not seen it. He says the city plans to go court immediately.
  • Port of Oakland Shutdown Smells of Van Jones Protégé (sworn in 12 days prior Occupy Port shut down)

    11/11/2011 7:30:52 AM PST · by opentalk · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 11, 2011 | M. Catharine Evans
    A Van Jones protege, Jakada Imani, was sworn in as the newest member of the Oakland Port Board of Commissioners Tuesday October 20, a mere twelve days before Occupy Oakland protesters marched to the Port of Oakland and "effectively shut down" the fifth largest containerized port in the U.S..If Imani's anti-capitalism, "dream" talk sounds like Jones it's because the two go way back. The new port commissioner joined the Ella Baker Center in the late 1990's "to organize for peace, justice and opportunity for communities of color and low-income Californians." Imani boasted about his record before his confirmation.: I also...
  • Did the NYPD Police Commissioner Meet With George Soros in Secret?

    10/27/2011 10:20:39 AM PDT · by opentalk · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 26, 2011 | The Blaze
    Did the most powerful police commissioner in America have a secret meeting with leftist financier George Soros? Len Levitt, the police journalist and blogger behind NYPD Confidential, claims in a piece on HuffPo that Soros scored a clandestine conference with Kelly at One Police Plaza, the NYPD’s headquarters, just last week. According to Levitt, Soros was “escorted in by a retired NYPD cop, driving a wine-colored Mercedes, [and] the left-leaning billionaire was whisked in and out of police headquarters with no one being the wiser.” Levitt claims that a Soros official confirmed the meeting to him. But NYPD has remained...
  • The Shadow Party Strikes Again: ‘Texans For Public Justice’... Texas Democrats’ Smear Machine

    09/22/2011 9:12:07 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 21 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 9-21-2011 | Bryan Preston
    The Shadow Party Strikes Again: ‘Texans For Public Justice’ is Really Part of the Texas Democrats’ Smear Bryan Preston September 21, 2011 Texans for Public Justice’s true nature is relevant because they’ve launched an ethics broadside against Texas Gov. Rick Perry on the eve of the next presidential debate, and that attack is getting picked up as if it’s not coming from a partisan hothouse. Despite their attempts to masquerade as non-partisan watchdogs, Texans for Public Justice are Democrat partisans funded by a variety of far left outfits. PJ alum Jennifer Rubin cites TPJ uncritically in a post at her...
  • The Soros Plot to Topple Netanyahu

    09/22/2011 6:59:36 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 13 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 9/22/2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    In late February, the Israeli Knesset passed the NGO Funding Transparency Bill by 40 to 34. It had been a long journey for the bill, which despite, its neutered, state was still a declaration of war by the conservative Likud Party against the shadow NGO empire that was the Soros way. While the bill was no longer able to empower the lifting of tax exempt status for foreign funded NGOs and it only addressed foreign funding of NGOs by government entities, it was a major step for foreign funding transparency. The Soros empire had been built on non-transparency, on hidden...
  • Congressional Probe over Net Neutrality

    08/21/2011 6:04:49 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 9 replies
    Big Government ^ | August 9th | Tom Fitton
    On June 2, 2011, Judicial Watch released documents that show the Obama FCC’s collusion with a radical leftist organization to seize control over the Internet. This investigation caught the eye of congressional leaders, and now it appears a congressional probe of the matter is in the offing. ... The documents we uncovered show that the Obama FCC was deeply involved in discussions with the radical leftist organization Free Press in the run up to the December 2010 FCC vote. How deep? Free Press reached out to the FCC to invite FCC Commissioner Michael Copps to write an op-ed for the...
  • Obama Pal and Terrorist Dohrn Linked to Mexican Killer Case (Humberto Leal-Texas)

    07/07/2011 9:38:55 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 39 replies
    Right Side news ^ | 7-7-2011 | Cliff Kincaid
    <p>Crime reporter and blogger Tina Trent says that President Obama’s intervention on behalf of an illegal alien killer can be traced back to a 2003 conference that featured Bernardine Dohrn, Van Jones, and representatives of the Soros-funded Open Society Institute. “The purpose of the conference was to find ways to insinuate international (read: United Nations) laws and resolutions in American legal arenas, as Sandra Babcock is attempting to do to free her client, Humberto Leal,” Trent reports on her blog.</p>
  • Billionaire George Soros Trying To Stack the Courts, Critics Say

    06/27/2011 10:25:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 27, 2011 | Maxim Lott
    Billionaire George Soros spends tens of millions each year supporting a range of liberal social and political causes, from drug legalization to immigration reform to gay marriage to abolishing the death penalty. But a less well-known Soros priority -- replacing elections for judges with selection-by-committee -- now has critics accusing him of trying to stack the courts. Most non-federal judges around the country are selected by voters in elections. But some states use a process called “merit selection” in which a committee – often made up of lawyers – appoints judges to the bench instead. Soros has spent several million...
  • Furious George's Terrorist Training Program

    04/20/2011 1:41:48 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 16 replies
    Free Republic | 4/20/11 | Alan Levy
    Did you know that George $oros, everyone's least favorite Nazi collaborator and socialist sugar daddy, and his Open Society Institute are helping Palestinian college students come to the United States to earn their degrees ? Did you know that you, the taxpayer are helping to pay for it ? Feel like tossing your cookies like Mary Kate Olsen yet ? Check this out: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "The PFDP [Palestininian Faculty Development Program] aims to increase the capacity of higher education faculty in the West Bank and Gaza by addressing the long-term issues of reform in teaching and learning practices. The program provides...
  • Top 10 Reasons George Soros is Dangerous

    04/02/2011 4:34:49 PM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies
    Human Events ^ | April 2, 2011 | Human Events
    Human Events’ readers, in an online poll, recently voted billionaire financier George Soros “the single most destructive leftist demagogue in the country.” Here are the Top 10 Reasons George Soros Is Dangerous1. Gives billions to left-wing causes: Soros started the Open Society Institute in 1993 as a way to spread his wealth to progressive causes. Using Open Society as a conduit, Soros has given more than $7 billion to a who’s who of left-wing groups. This partial list of recipients of Soros’ money says it all: ACORN, Apollo Alliance, National Council of La Raza, Tides Foundation, Huffington Post, Southern Poverty...
  • George Soros assault on U.S. Constitution - rewriting nation's founding document

    03/29/2011 7:34:30 AM PDT · by opentalk · 41 replies
    WND ^ | March 27, 2011 | Aaron Klein
    At least three White House advisers and officials, including President Obama's regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, have ties to an effort funded by billionaire George Soros to push for a new, "progressive" U.S. Constitution WND first reported last week that Sunstein's wife, Samantha Power, has been a champion of a Soros-funded doctrine, entitled "responsibility to protect," which was used by Obama to justify engaging in an international military alliance to bomb Libya. As the National Security Council special adviser to Obama on human rights, Power reportedly influenced Obama in his decision. Now it has emerged that Sunstein has maintained extensive ties...
  • Local Government and Public Service Reform Institute (LGI=George Soros)

    11/16/2010 7:21:36 PM PST · by bronxville · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Local Government and Public Service Reform Institute LGI And Its Mission July 19, 2010 One of the most challenging issues facing open society in the transition region of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, as well as the new countries covered by Open Society Institute, is effective, democratic governance. Established in 1997, LGI supports the OSI mission by working to promote democratic and effective local government and public administration, and by advancing policy analysis as a tool for decision making in public affairs. LGI supports governmental reform, in collaboration with its civil society partners, by monitoring and benchmarking government...
  • FCC Orders NBC Newsrooms To Partner With Soros-Funded Non-Profits

    02/03/2011 11:12:42 AM PST · by tutstar · 84 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2/3/11 | Dana Loesch
    So much for objectivity. One of the FCC stipulations of the Comcast – NBCU merger was the incorporation of non-profit journalism centers into NBC newsrooms. They are charged with maintaining and increasing local news coverage, the regulation based on the relationship between KNSD-TV and VoiceofSanDiego.org. KNSD airs the segments, but really can’t take all the credit for them. They are largely the work ofVoiceOfSanDiego.org, a local nonprofit journalism center that has been sharing news tips, co-producing and supplying content to the station for several years. [...] Under the terms of the FCC order approving Comcast’s takeover of NBCU, at least...
  • Tunisian Revolt: Another Soros/NED Jack-Up?

    02/05/2011 4:07:23 AM PST · by bronxville · 7 replies
    Foreign Policy Journal ^ | January 18, 2011 | Dr. K R Bolton
    Tunisian Revolt: Another Soros/NED Jack-Up? National Endowment for Democracy (NED) by Dr. K R Bolton January 18, 2011 “Spontaneous” demonstrations of thousands of youths pouring out into the streets with such force as to compel the flight of a long-time president… To which country are we alluding: Georgia, Serbia, Myanmar,[1] Ukraine, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Iran, Hungary…? This time it is Tunisia. All of these “revolts” followed the same pattern. Already the Tunisian revolt is being called a “color revolution” by media and political pundits, and it has also been provided with a name; the “Jasmine Revolution,”[2] like the abortive “Green” and...
  • The Balkan Chameleon

    04/07/2009 6:17:42 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 13 replies · 1,298+ views
    Electric Politics ^ | March 30, 2009 | George Kenney
    I first laid eyes on Richard Holbrooke (he won't remember) on Monday evening, September 21, 1992. Some ridiculously wealthy Manhattan socialite had thrown a party for Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic, then the new cause du jour, and some boutique human rights group — a bogus one, I realized in retrospect, now defunct, though its chieftain has since moved to greener pastures and is still active — had decided that I might be useful and had flown me up for the soirée. As it was, nobody was interested in me, I had a drink or two, ate some peanuts, and went...
  • Despite Son's Pleas, Scientist's Death Remains A Cold War Mystery

    08/19/2002 6:25:03 AM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies · 246+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | August 18, 2002 | Frederic N. Tulsky
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel August 18, 2002 Pg. 5 Despite Son's Pleas, Scientist's Death Remains A Cold War Mystery Given LSD, he died in a fall from hotel room; government later promised to tell all, but didn't By Frederic N. Tulsky, Knight Ridder News Service San Jose, Calif. -- The death in 1953 of a government scientist, Frank Olson, in a fall from a New York hotel window is one of the most notorious cases in CIA history. Only in 1975 did Olson's family learn that the CIA had slipped LSD into his drink, days before his death. President Ford apologized...
  • Soro's Funds The Project on Death in America

    11/12/2010 12:00:30 AM PST · by STD · 25 replies · 4+ views
    William Shawcross ^ | 09/01/1997 | William Shawcross
    The Project on Death in America Summarised from an article by William Shawcross, entitled 'Turning dollars into change', in Time magazine (Sept 1st '97) monitored for the Natural Death Centre by Roger Knights.
  • Along With NPR, Soros Groups Get Millions in Taxpayer Funds

    11/05/2010 9:39:35 PM PDT · by bronxville · 15 replies
    National Legal and Policy Center ^ | 10/21/2010 | Peter Flaherty
    Public Radio's firing of Juan Williams and its acceptance of a $1.8 million gift from left-wing billionaire George Soros' foundation have put the spotlight on the NPR's taxpayer subsidy. What is less well known is that Soros' private foundations also receive millions in taxpayer funds. Not only that, but the projects that taxpayers fund through Soros' foundations appear to violate a federal prohibition on the use of taxpayer funds to promote drug use and prostitution. Our efforts to expose this misuse of tax money in 2007 were met with hostility by the State Department and disinterest in Congress. In October...
  • Military Homosexual Scandal Tied to WikiLeaks Treason

    08/01/2010 12:40:40 PM PDT · by unspun · 127 replies · 19+ views
    Gulag Bound ^ | August 1, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    In the scandal involving the theft and release of classified military information that could cost the lives of U.S. military personnel, the British Telegraph newspaper is reporting that the American soldier at the center of the scandal was “openly homosexual” and apparently held a grudge against the U.S. because of the military’s anti-gay policy. In another bizarre twist, reliable reports suggest that Private First Class Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army Intelligence analyst accused of leaking the classified information to the WikiLeaks.org website, was not only a homosexual but was considering a sex change. Manning was arrested at the end of...
  • Soros' Investment in Terror Lawyer Backfires (Lynne Stewart)

    07/21/2010 9:17:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies · 1+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | July 21, 2010 | Ben Johnson
    Five-and-a-half years after being convicted of providing material support for terrorism, terror lawyer Lynne Stewart finally received a sentence commensurate with her crime. She was resentenced last week to 10 years. But if George Soros had his way, she would be free today. Stewart made a career out of defending street criminals and terrorists, including Sammy "The Bull" Gravano (pleaded guilty), Weather Underground terrorist David J. Gilbert (convicted), and Larry Davis (acquitted of wounding six policemen and killing several others in 1986, only to be convicted of a later murder and killed in prison). It should have come as...
  • USAID funded the agro- and eco-tourism branch of the Russian spy Chapman/Kushchenko firm

    07/08/2010 9:42:49 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | July 9th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Deep in your heart you knew there are tax-payer’s money wasted somewhere in the whole Russian spy drama. Why did the Obama administration and the Russian government wanted to get rid of them so fast? We may never know. However we can prove that USAID funded the agro- and eco-tourism project in 2004 run by the company 4Vlast for which Anya Chapman and Vasily Kushchenko worked at the time. As you know from the previous research Chapman was the London contact person for the 4Vlast firm, Kushchenko was running their tourism firm and worked for the 4 Vlast Mrs. World...
  • ...Breuer Announces New Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section in Criminal Division

    03/31/2010 12:04:07 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 549+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 30, 2010 Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer Announces New Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section in Criminal Division Office of Special Investigations and Domestic Security Section Merge to Strengthen Human Rights Violator Program WASHINGTON – Today Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division announced the formation of the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section (HRSP), the first new section to be formed in the Criminal Division since 2008. The new section represents a merger of the Criminal...
  • ACLU loses donor, one-fourth of yearly donations

    12/10/2009 6:20:15 AM PST · by Clintons Are White Trash · 129 replies · 7,400+ views
    AP ^ | 12/9/09 | Adam Goldman
    NEW YORK (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union has lost a quarter of its yearly donations after a major donor cut off $19 million in annual donations because of economic difficulties. David Gelbaum, a wealthy California conservationist, said he was indefinitely stopping the donations that had made him the New York-based group's largest anonymous donor
  • 'Safe Schools Czar' Kevin Jennings: Soros Puppet

    10/23/2009 7:44:13 AM PDT · by blackandgoldfan · 7 replies · 554+ views
    The Right Stuff ^ | October 23, 2009 | Denise Clark
    'Safe School Czar' Kevin Jennings, who helps shape educational policy at 1600, had his GLSEN group enter into the New Beginning Initiative, funded by the Open Society Initiative, a group directly funded by George Soros. The initiative was designed to further the gay agenda without Congressional approval.
  • Jury Convicts Defense Department Official of Unlawful Communication of Classified Information...

    09/27/2009 10:16:11 PM PDT · by Cindy · 19 replies · 1,442+ views
    US DOJ.gov/opa - Press Release ^ | September 25, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Jury Convicts Defense Department Official of Unlawful Communication of Classified Information and Making False Statements James Wilbur Fondren Jr., was convicted by a federal jury today on charges involving providing classified information to a man working with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and lying to the FBI about it. Fondren was convicted of one count of unlawfully communicating classified information to an agent of a foreign government and two counts of making false statements to the FBI. He was acquitted of two unlawful communication of classified information, one count of conspiracy to...
  • Soros Care

    09/06/2009 6:35:07 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 39 replies · 1,837+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 8-16-09 | Ben Johnson
    A rising chorus of discontent – more a citizens uprising – shows Middle America’s deep suspicion of President Obama’s health care reform proposal. Average citizens have voiced their disapproval at townhall meetings hosted by Sen. Arlen Specter and HHS Director Kathleen Sebelius, Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Rep. Tim Bishop, and staffers of Sen. Claire McCaskill. In a burst of passion-envy, Chris Matthews asked on Monday night’s Hardball, “Where the Hell are the people who want health care, the poor people out there…the union people? Where are they? I haven’t seen one placard, let alone one protest demonstration, for health care.” In...
  • Sotomayor's Radical Legal Group Helped Kill the Estrada Nomination

    05/26/2009 2:40:32 PM PDT · by vadum · 89 replies · 6,842+ views
    American Spectator ^ | May 26, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    <p>President Obama's radical new nominee to replace Associate Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor, used to serve on the board of LatinoJustice PRLDEF (White House backgrounder), one of the racial grievance groups that helped to sink the judicial nomination of Honduran-born Miguel Estrada in 2003.</p>
  • Top agents praise OSI efforts within Afghanistan

    03/06/2009 3:44:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 730+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Staff Sgt. Jason Lake, USAF
    3/6/2009 - BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- The Air Force's top Office of Special Investigations leaders recently spoke with agents and support personnel serving in Afghanistan during a Feb. 23 through 26 visit to Bagram Airfield. Brig. Gen. Dana Simmons, the Air Force OSI commander, Col. Humberto Morales, the 24th Expeditionary Force Investigative Service commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Chris Redmond, the Air Force OSI command chief master sergeant, praised the efforts of Airmen and government civilians serving as OSI agents, intelligence analysts, linguists and tactical security specialists outside the wire. "We just want to tell you your efforts have...
  • New York judge orders former Bosnian U.N. ambassador extradited

    01/19/2005 11:51:57 PM PST · by Darko · 4 replies · 461+ views
    New York judge orders former Bosnian U.N. ambassador extradited
  • BACKSTORY Billionaire George Soros says he didn't have insider knowledge in Societe Generale case

    01/09/2004 12:02:56 PM PST · by Liz · 40 replies · 911+ views
    AP Worldstream | 11/08/2002 | VERENA VON DERSCHAU
    BACKSTORY 11-08-2002 Dateline: PARIS American billionaire investor George Soros, on trial in a 14-year-old insider trading case, told a court Friday that he didn't have privileged information when he bought shares in French bank Societe Generale. Soros and two other businessmen are on trial at the Paris Criminal Court, accused of benefiting from insider knowledge when they bought the bank's stock in 1988 before a failed takeover that pushed up the price. "I have been in business all my life and I think I know what is insider trading and what isn't," said the president of Soros Fund Management, in...
  • Air Force identifies three OSI agents killed in bombing

    11/03/2007 9:50:37 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 10 replies · 855+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Sunday, November 4, 2007 | Scott Schonauer
    BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq — The Air Force has identified three Office of Special Investigations agents killed Monday by a roadside bomb near Balad. The Pentagon announced Saturday that the men — Master Sgt. Thomas A. Crowell, 36, of Neosho, Mo.; Staff Sgt. David A. Wieger, 28, of North Huntingdon, Pa.; and civilian Nathan J. Schuldheiss, 27, of Newport, R.I. — died from wounds sustained from the blast. All were attached to the Air Force OSI detachment at Balad during their deployment to Iraq. Their home units are in the United States. Crowell was assigned to Detachment 301 at Scott...
  • Middle East tensions ramp up oil prices

    10/15/2007 9:26:38 AM PDT · by Dane · 26 replies · 71+ views
    Guardian(UK) ^ | 10/15/07 | Larry Elliot
    Middle East tensions ramp up oil prices Larry Elliott, economics editor Monday October 15, 2007 Guardian Unlimited The price of oil rose above $85 for the first time in London trading this morning as tension between Turkey and Iraq intensified concerns about shortages of supply over the winter and sparked fresh speculative buying. US light crude was up by more than $1 a barrel and hit $85.19 a barrel before easing back to $84.88 by mid-morning. Brent crude was up $1.25 at $81.60.
  • Soros behind the curtain, illusions & the ‘08 vote [The Anchoress]

    09/26/2007 7:46:13 AM PDT · by DCPatriot · 37 replies · 115+ views
    http://theanchoressonline.com/ ^ | 9/25/07 | The Anchoress
    On the endless go-rounds about illegal immigration I wrote a while back: What if it’s all an illusion, just like the Cinco de Mayo “nationwide protests” by Hispanics was an ‘06 (election year) illusion that had nothing behind it in ‘07 (no elections). What if everyone is being played a little bit, here, being prompted to emotional reactionaryism as a means of reaching into and infecting those Americans of good-will who until the “flashpoint” and the sudden hue-and-cry couldn’t be moved to hate? Moved to grousing, yes, but never before moved to real, unadulterated hate? Illusionists are clever sorts -...
  • The Soros Threat To Democracy

    09/25/2007 3:26:54 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 50 replies · 140+ views
    Democracy: George Soros is known for funding groups such as MoveOn.org that seek to manipulate public opinion. So why is the billionaire's backing of what he believes in problematic? In a word: transparency. How many people, for instance, know that James Hansen, a man billed as a lonely "NASA whistleblower" standing up to the mighty U.S. government, was really funded by Soros' Open Society Institute , which gave him "legal and media advice"? That's right, Hansen was packaged for the media by Soros' flagship "philanthropy," by as much as $720,000, most likely under the OSI's "politicization of science" program.
  • "Intimidation Campaign" by (NIAC) Iran Mullahs' Lobby in US

    08/25/2007 10:25:17 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 4 replies · 547+ views
    Persian Journal ^ | 8/26/07 | Persian Journal
    What could the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) possibly have in common? CAIR founders had close ties to Hamas, Palestinian Sunni Islamic extremists. NIAC and its main spokesman, Trita Parsi, have become apologists for the regime in Tehran, which exports a rival Shiite brand of Islamic extremism. Sunnis and Shias. We all know the story. They hate each other worse than Irish Catholics and Irish Protestants. Right? Well, no. As I pointed out in Countdown to Crisis: the Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran, Sunnis and Shias get along just fine when it...
  • Spokesman for President Bush Posts on Free Republic About Immigration Bill

    06/14/2007 11:16:52 AM PDT · by kristinn · 1,758 replies · 40,288+ views
    Thursday, June 14, 2007 | Kristinn
    A spokeman for the Bush administration sent an e-mail to Jim Robinson and myself confirming the authenticity of a post on Free Republic this afternoon regarding the immigration bill currently before the Senate as having been posted on behalf of the White House.The spokesman, Nicholas Thompson, works for the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives. The Politico reported yesterday that Thompson and Kerrie Rushton, associate directors in the Office of Strategic Initiatives who work under Karl Rove, would be engaging the blogosphere on the immigration bill.Thompson's post is on the thread titled Penalty Mitigation in the Immigration Reform Bill, a...
  • Justice Department: One-time Nazi Unlikely to be Deported

    06/03/2007 5:37:37 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 7 replies · 346+ views
    1010wins ^ | Saturday, 02 June 2007
    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (1010 WINS) -- A former Nazi prison guard who has lived in Hamilton Township in Atlantic County for the past 30 years probably won't be deported because his health is rapidly declining, according to federal officials. Jaclyn Lesch, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Justice, told the Press of Atlantic City for Saturday newspapers that 85-year-old Andrew Kuras' is "gravely ill" and that his "deportation is under review." Kuras had been ordered deported in 2004 by a federal judge in Camden. The judge also revoked his 1962 naturalization certificate and other citizenship documents. Kuras joined German...
  • O’Reilly: Media Matters and Soros Funding

    05/06/2007 10:22:06 AM PDT · by yoe · 22 replies · 1,745+ views
    News Day.com ^ | May 6, 2007 | Staff
    The war of words between Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and the left-wing Web site Media Matters for America has heated up, with O’Reilly accusing the site of lying about funding from Bush-bashing financier George Soros. On April 24, O’Reilly told viewers of “The O’Reilly Factor” that Soros and several other wealthy radicals were helping to fund Media Matters — which says it is dedicated to “correcting conservative misinformation” in the U.S. media — by donating money to a foundation that in turn contributed to the Web site. Media Matters countered that while Soros’ Open Society Institute (OSI) did contribute to...
  • Soros: Trouble with Russia

    05/02/2007 2:47:37 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 44 replies · 1,655+ views
    PRAGUE -- Russia’s position on Kosovo is more dangerous than that concerning the U.S. missile defense shield, George Soros says. “The fact that Russia is trying to take over the Kosovo issue is more dangerous for Europe than Kremlin’s criticism and resistance to the U.S. plans to place components of its anti missile shield in the Czech Republic and Poland,” the American billionaire told the Czech Radio in Prague. “If Russia really does veto [a UN Kosovo resolution], this will be a serious problem for Europe, causing divide within the EU as some countries favor Kosovo’s independence while others do...
  • Soros: America Must 'De-Nazify' Itself

    02/18/2007 4:00:57 PM PST · by wagglebee · 68 replies · 1,956+ views
    NewsMax ^ | NewsMax
    The New York Post slammed billionaire George Soros on Sunday, saying "the Democrats' favorite financial fat-cat clearly isn't feeling comfortable unless he's comparing the United States to Nazi Germany." In an editorial headlined "Soros' Latest Slur," the Post repeated Soros' remarks to a group of reporters in which he stated that the United States needed to admit it had made a mistake in waging war in Iraq and then drum out the responsible individuals. "America needs to follow the policies it has introduced in Germany," Soros said. "We have to go through a certain de-Nazification process." The Post hit back...