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  • Henry Kissinger: Balkanized Syria Best Possible Outcome

    06/27/2013 4:54:45 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    ExplosiveReports ^ | 6/24/13 | Jurriaan Maessen
    Henry Kissinger: Balkanized Syria Best Possible Outcome Jurriaan MaessenExplosiveReports.Com June 24, 2013Former secretary of state eyes breaking up of current-day Syria into “more or less autonomous regions”In a very recent presentation at the Ford School, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger commented on the current Syrian situation, expressing his preference for a broken-up and balkanized Syria to emerge out of the current Assad-controlled unity (from 19 minutes and 30 seconds onward):“There are three possible outcomes. An Assad victory. A Sunni victory. Or an outcome in which the various nationalities agree to co-exist together but in more or less autonomous regions, so...
  • New ID laws could delay outcome of close election

    09/26/2012 9:03:38 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies
    WFTV via AP ^ | 9/26/2012 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The presidential election is Nov. 6, but it could take days to figure out the winner if the vote is close. New voting laws are likely to increase the number of people who have to cast provisional ballots in key states. Tight races for Congress, governor and local offices also could be stuck in limbo while election officials scrutinize ballots, a scenario that would surely attract legions of campaign lawyers from both parties. "It's a possibility of a complete meltdown for the election," said Daniel Smith, a political scientist at the University of Florida. Voters...
  • Change Your Outlook Change Your Outcome

    12/11/2010 9:29:03 PM PST · by Frank Broom · 1 replies · 1+ views
    12-12-10 | Frank Broom
    Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers them out of them all (Psalm 34:19). But, that's not all the Bible has to say about your afflictions. IICorinthians 4:17,18 says your afflictions will be light and for a moment, and work for you while you look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. So not only will God deliver you, but while you are going through your affliction it can be light, and for a moment and work for you. But only if you look not at the things...
  • Perhaps Just a Smidgen of Discretion

    02/12/2010 9:07:41 AM PST · by bsaunders · 3 replies · 160+ views
    Beyond the Cusp ^ | B. Saunders
    In a World gone mad with diversity, perhaps it is time to introduce a modicum of discretion. Perhaps in a World of universal acceptance, the time has come to find a place for discrimination. Before anybody starts screaming, “Bigot, hater, racist, Neanderthal, knuckle-dragger,” or whatever epithet is in vogue for those refusing to fall before today’s universal thought police, let me point out that once upon a time having a discriminating taste for certain things was considered prudent and the sign of sophistication. By discrimination I mean setting standards to be met, another concept that has died in this equal...
  • What will be your first bellweather sign as to which way the election will go?

    10/27/2008 2:02:11 PM PDT · by Osama Obama · 155 replies · 3,405+ views
    What will be your first tipoff as to the final outcome of the election? Will it be the weather forcast a few days before the election? Will it be the reports of where voter turnout is the heaviest? How about the speed with which some of the first states will be called? What's your tell?
  • Court case could alter Nev. outcome (Who's crying foul now and going to court?)

    01/16/2008 4:05:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 35+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/16/08 | Kathleen Hessessey - ap
    LAS VEGAS - A last-minute federal court battle over caucus rules demonstrates just how important a tight three-way Democratic presidential contest in Nevada has become in the battle for momentum headed into Super Tuesday's votes. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards are in a statistical dead heat in polling here before Saturday's caucuses. And Nevada's sizable blocs of Hispanic, union and urban voters could provide an indicator of where the race is headed on Feb. 5, when hundreds of delegates will be awarded in states with significant minority populations. By contrast, Republican candidates have stayed away from the...
  • No Gr_du_te Left Behind (No College Graduate Left Behind)

    09/29/2007 3:26:32 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 10 replies · 209+ views
    New York Times ^ | 30 September 2007 | JAMES TRAUB
    AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHARLESTON, a not-exactly-selective institution on the banks of the Kanawha River in the capital city of West Virginia, incoming students take a standardized test designed to measure reasoning and writing skills and then take the test again after sophomore year and once again as seniors — to see if their education is doing them any good. Courses are constructed around a series of defined “liberal learning outcomes” like critical thinking and creativity, and if the students’ work shows that many of them aren’t hitting the outcomes, the teachers go back to the drawing board. Ditto with...
  • Mortgage Defaults Start to Spread

    03/01/2007 5:10:38 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 108 replies · 2,203+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1 March 2007 | RUTH SIMON and JAMES R. HAGERTY
    The mortgage market has been roiled by a sharp increase in bad loans made to borrowers with weak credit. Now there are signs that the pain is spreading upward. At issue are mortgages made to people who fall in the gray area between "prime" (borrowers considered the best credit risks) and "subprime" (borrowers considered the greatest credit risks). A record $400 billion of these midlevel loans -- which are known in the industry as "Alt-A" mortgages -- were originated last year, up from $85 billion in 2003, according to Inside Mortgage Finance, a trade publication. Alt-A loans accounted for roughly...
  • Grand Delusion: Politicians Act as if They Can Make the War Go Away Soon. It Won't.

    01/28/2007 8:33:08 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 26 replies · 824+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 28 January 2007 | Robert Kagan
    ...Those who call for an "end to the war" don't want to talk about the fact that the war in Iraq and in the region will not end but will only grow more dangerous. Do they recommend that we then do nothing, regardless of the consequences? Of course, most of the discussion of Iraq isn't about Iraq at all. The war has become a political abstraction, a means of positioning oneself at home. To the extent that people think about Iraq, many seem to believe it is a problem that can be made to go away. Once American forces depart,...
  • Iran vote seen as referendum on Ahmadinejad

    12/15/2006 4:22:31 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 8 replies · 497+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 15 December 2006 | Anne Barnard
    TEHRAN -- Nineteen months after an upset election victory catapulted him to a controversial role on the world stage, firebrand Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is facing criticism from both the left and right, much of it from Iranians who believe he hasn't delivered on his populist economic promises. In national elections today, many Iranians view the vote as a referendum on Ahmadinejad's performance. City council races nationwide focus on who can do more to improve people's daily lives, with some candidates vowing to accomplish what they say the president has failed to do. And candidates for a key national assembly...
  • Islam gets concessions; infidels get conquered

    12/05/2006 4:51:23 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 42 replies · 1,283+ views
    LA Times ^ | 5 December 2006 | RAYMOND IBRAHIM
    ...All this illustrates the privileged status that many Muslims expect in the international arena. When Muslims conquer non-Muslim territories — such as Constantinople, not to mention all of North Africa, Spain and southwest Asia — those whom they have conquered as well as their descendants are not to expect any apologies, let alone political or territorial concessions. Herein lies the conundrum. When Islamists wage jihad — past, present and future — conquering and consolidating non-Muslim territories and centers in the name of Islam, never once considering to cede them back to their previous owners, they ultimately demonstrate that they live...
  • How long have the Scientists Known?

    02/03/2006 4:08:01 AM PST · by nextage · 25 replies · 627+ views
    Nextage Mission ^ | 3.02.2006 | nextage
    How long have the scientists known about the predicted pole-shift, expected date and likely causes, outcomes?
  • Abortion and the Law What would a world without Roe look like?

    11/05/2005 5:40:37 AM PST · by AliVeritas · 62 replies · 1,438+ views
    WSJ ^ | November 5, 2005 | WSJ editors
    The word abortion appears nowhere in the U.S. Constitution. Yet less than a week into Samuel Alito's nomination to the Supreme Court, abortion is already emerging as the flashpoint of the confirmation debate. It is an apt moment to consider how we got to where this single issue so dominates judicial politics. The answer is Roe v. Wade, the Court's 7-2 decision that, in one fell judicial swoop, took this deeply divisive social issue out of the hands of voters and their elected legislators. The year was 1973. The consequences have distorted American law and politics ever since. Go back...
  • A Case of the Much-Too-Famous - (written BEFORE the verdict; stunning study of Michael Jackson)

    06/14/2005 8:02:07 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 725+ views
    JEWISH WORLD REVIEW.COM ^ | JUNE 12, 2005 | MAUREEN ORTH
    Michael Jackson is surely not sleeping well these nights. In lieu of having him take the stand at his child-molestation trial in Santa Maria, his attorneys played nearly three hours of outtakes from the infamous Martin Bashir TV documentary, in which a tipsy Jackson revealed that the way he really loves to sleep is onstage under seven spotlights, all on him. Presumably, when the spotlights dim, what's next best is getting an endless string of little boys to share his bed. The sad truth is that were Jackson any other 46-year-old man with a history of alcohol use and prescription...
  • The old media game - (MSM involvement in res Schaivo)

    03/25/2005 5:52:48 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 238+ views
    THE AMERICAN THINKER.COM ^ | MARCH 25, 2005 | THOMAS LIFSON
    It seemed so long ago that the old media and their liberal cohorts were able to mount successful campaigns manipulating the public into support for dubious propositions: Bill Clinton’s veto of a GOP budget as a “Republican shutdown” of the government; the public “demanding” Campaign Finance Reform, or Linda Tripp as demon. The formula was simple: provide a carefully selected mix of data, hammer away on themes making the conservatives look mean, extreme, stupid, corrupt or narrow-minded; take polls with questions designed to elicit majorities favoring the liberal solution, and then wield the polls as irrefutable evidence of the need...
  • How the Democrats Helped Re-Elect Bush

    10/24/2004 4:33:01 PM PDT · by PaulTroy · 21 replies · 2,071+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | Submitted for publication | PaulTroy
    HOW DEMOCRATS HELPED RE-ELECT PRESIDENT BUSH by PaulTroy With President Bush and Vice President Cheney safely re-elected, now seems to be a good time to share how Democrats unwittingly contributed to their successful re-election effort despite their stated intentions to the contrary. What will be a bit unique about this bit of arm chair quarterbacking is that this article was actually submitted almost three months before the election was held. Yes, the article you are reading now, and its incredible insights, were penned weeks before the election. That was before the presidential debates, before the Republican convention, and before whatever...
  • DEBATE SCORE: BUSH 1, KERRY 0

    10/04/2004 2:34:12 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 1,100+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | OCTOBER 4, 2004 | GREGORY BORSE
    http://www.chronwatch.com/content/contentDisplay.asp?aid=10146 Debate Score: Bush 1, Kerry 0 Written by Gregory Borse Monday, October 04, 2004 In order for the creeping dynamics of the race for the presidency to change as a result of the first presidential debate, two things had to happen: President Bush had to commit a major gaff and Democratic challenger Senator Kerry had to hit a home run. Neither happened. Still, this first debate offered an opportunity--as a result of the fact that the two participants performed so well--a real contrast between the candidates. For all the harping before the first of the three scheduled debates, about...
  • New math

    05/01/2004 8:12:26 AM PDT · by Mudcat · 22 replies · 308+ views
    some kid's weblog ^ | unk | Jesse Davis
    Things My Math Teacher Did Last Year: 1. Forgot how to find the slope of a line. 2. Tried to express the difference between ( 2 Sin x) and ( 5 Sin x) by yelling out what they would sound like if you turned them into sounds. 3. Pointed the overhead projector out the window instead of at the screen. 4. Taught us the difference between vertical and horizontal. 5. Took a little bit too long to reduce 36/108 to 4/12, and just as long to reduce that to 1/3. 6. Made sure that we were fully aware that Moses...