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  • Syria’s military declares week-long ceasefire over

    09/19/2016 11:43:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 9/19/16 | AFP
    Syria’s armed forces on Monday announced an end to a week-long ceasefire in the war-torn country brokered by the United States and Russia, blaming opposition groups battling to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad for its failure. “Syria’s army announces the end of the freeze on fighting that began at 7:00 p.m. (1600 GMT) on September 12, 2016 in accordance with the US-Russia agreement,” the statement carried by state news agency SANA said. It said rebel groups “did not commit to a single element” of the deal. After months of negotiations, the United States and Russia agreed on September 9 to...
  • ICANN sees privatization of Internet management soon

    05/14/2015 4:20:35 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/14/15 | Glenn Chapman
    The head of the nonprofit group that oversees the world's Internet addresses expressed confidence Thursday that it would be privatized and out of US government control by year's end. Fadi Chehade's comments came despite criticism in the US Congress, where some lawmakers have resisted the plan to end Washington's key management role in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
  • Democrats Irrelevant? Don’t Be So Sure, Pelosi Promises

    12/07/2014 3:42:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 58 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 12/07/14 | Emma Dumain
    Nancy Pelosi insists she doesn’t gloat when House Republicans can’t shore up the votes among their own members to pass any number of critical bills, and it’s Democrats who get to swoop in and call themselves the heroes. “I would rather they did the responsible thing so we wouldn’t have to bail them out every time,” the California Democrat quipped of her GOP counterparts. But the minority leader, who sat for an interview in her Capitol Hill office with CQ Roll Call, must be feeling gratified. The government is on the precipice of a shutdown, and if Republicans can’t get...
  • Chump Line Friday June 27, 2014 - Illegals To Guam

    06/28/2014 5:15:18 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    WRKO ^ | Howie Carr
    Our favorite chump line message today was the idea of putting all these illegal children flooding the U.S. in Guam - but wait...Won't Guam tip over?
  • MUST WATCH>>> Andrew Klavan Explains Why “The Debate Is Over” (Video)

    05/17/2014 11:46:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/17/14 | Jim Hoft
    Alinsky promotes humor as the greatest weapon… So you’ve got to love it when conservatives turn the weapon spotlight back onto Progressivism. Andrew Klavan’s explanation as to why the “Debate is Over” is especially funny because it’s so true.
  • How to Surivive in a World Without Antibiotics - Free download

    01/10/2014 2:37:22 PM PST · by null and void · 76 replies
    The Alternative Doctor ^ | 12/10/14 | Keith Scott-Mumby
    The Golden Age of Antibiotics is Over!! Exclusive: Limited Time Coast to Coast Listeners... Sign Up Below to Get One of My Best Selling eBooks for FREE! Secure & Confidential WE GURANTEE YOUR PRIVACY. We hate spam as much as you do. For 60 years we have lived protected by these CURE ALL drugs. Lives have been saved… Billions of lives. True, there have been complications, but that's because of abuse, not because of the wonderful life-saving properties of antibiotics. But NOW it's over: Antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria are spreading like wildfire. There are dozens of deadly antibiotic resistant...
  • Administration’s New Climate Report: Next Ice Age ‘Has Now Been Delayed Indefinitely’

    02/10/2013 8:47:59 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 59 replies ^ | 8FEB2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - A federal advisory committee appointed by the Obama administration to produce a report on climate change says that if Earth’s climate were still “primarily controlled by natural factors”—rather than by man-made global warming—then the next ice age would occur within the next 1,500 years. But now, because of humans, the committee says, the next ice age has been "delayed indefinitely." “Confirmation of what are called Milankovich cycles (cyclical changes in the Earth’s orbit that explain the onset and ending of ice ages) led a few scientists in the 1970s to suggest that the current warm interglacial period might...
  • Obama-Boehner Tax Dance Already Over

    11/12/2012 12:34:56 PM PST · by upbeat5 · 12 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 12, 2012 | Ira Stoll
    The team of FBI agents that unearthed the emails between David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell also discovered this gushing draft memo from Speaker of the House John Boehner to President Obama. They didn’t know what to do with it, so they sent it to me. Dear Mr. President: Seeing that YouTube video of you choking up while thanking your campaign volunteers in Chicago reminded me of how much we have in common, even though we are from different political parties. You sometimes cry; I sometimes cry. You like golf and cigarettes; I like golf and cigarettes. You just got re-elected;...
  • Le Pen Calls on France to Quit Euro

    11/24/2011 9:26:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 1+ views ^ | November 24, 2011 | Mike Shedlock
    Inquiring minds note that French presidential candidate Le Pen calls for France to quit euro Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front, has made abandoning the euro one of the pillars of her presidential election campaign, launching a powerful attack on the ailing single currency as she seeks to bolster her already strong showing in the opinion polls. Presenting her “presidential project”, Ms Le Pen said Europe should give up the euro, which had “asphyxiated our economies, killed our industries and choked our jobs” for years, as well as causing France to accumulate “Himalayan” debts. In any...
  • Perry to unveil plan to 'uproot' branches of government (now he remembers all of them)

    11/15/2011 7:38:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/15/2011 | Carrie Dann
    BETTENDORF, Iowa -- Previewing an address he will deliver Tuesday morning in Eastern Iowa, Gov. Rick Perry on Monday night promised to "uproot" the three branches of government and institute wide-reaching reforms throughout the federal apparatus. "Tomorrow I'm going to unveil a plan to uproot all three branches of government and overhaul Washington," he said in an address to the Scott County GOP, adding that his plan will "touch each branch of government, because they each have contributed to the demise of America." Perry said his reform proposal will target "lifetime federal judges who arrogantly rewrite our laws from the...
  • Perry Laughs off Debate Flub: Asks Supporters Which Federal Agency They Want to Forget

    11/10/2011 11:09:47 AM PST · by BAW · 11 replies
    Rick Perry Campaign email via ^ | 11/10/2011 | Team Perry via Publius
    We’ve all had human moments. President Obama is still trying to find all 57 states. Ronald Reagan got lost somewhere on the Pacific Highway in an answer to a debate question. Gerald Ford ate a tamale without removing the husk. And tonight Rick Perry forgot the third agency he wants to eliminate. Just goes to show there are too damn many federal agencies. The governor said it best afterwards: “I’m glad I had my boots on, because I sure stepped in it tonight.” While the media froths over this all too human moment, we thought we would take this opportunity...
  • Smartphones are taking over people's lives as users 'obsessively' check their devices, scientists

    07/27/2011 9:27:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/27/11 | Staff
    They are often hailed as an essential component of modern life. But smartphones are taking over some people's lives, according to a study that has identified repetitive and obsessive use of the devices. Scientists have uncovered what they call 'checking habits', when users frequently look at the menu screen, news, email, contacts, and social applications on the device. A typical checking lasts less than 30 seconds and involves opening the screen lock and accessing a single application. The researchers, from Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, were surprised to find users engaging in checking behaviours throughout the waking hours.
  • Libs Outraged Over Paul Ryan’s $350 Bottle of Wine, Silent When Nancy Pelosi Drowned $101,000

    07/11/2011 9:40:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 176 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 7/10/11 | Jim Hoft
    Cheers. For some reason the libs weren’t so outraged when Obaama served $399 bottles of wine at his taxpayer-funded state dinner … … but Libs today were “stunned” and “outraged” that popular conservative Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) ordered a $350 bottle of wine for dinner in New York. TPM reported, via Ann Althouse: When [Professor Feinberg] saw the label on the bottle of Jayer-Gilles 2004 Echezeaux Grand Cru Ryan’s table had ordered, she quickly looked it up on the wine list and saw that it sold for an eye-popping $350, the most expensive wine in the house along with one...
  • CBS Gives Obama Over 26 Minutes to Lecture on the Economy

    05/12/2011 5:07:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/12/11 | Matthew Balan
    CBS gave President Obama over 26 and a half minutes to answer 12 questions related to the economy during a town hall aired on Thursday's Early Show. Obama got six uninterrupted minutes to answer one question about Medicare during the hour-long event. Host Erica Hill wondered how the Democrat could "change the mind-set from things are tough to things are turning around" with the economy.Hill led the town hall with her concerned economic "mind-set" question, noting beforehand that "it seems that we have been hearing, whether it's on TV, at the office, around the kitchen table, things are tough,"
  • CNN's Johns Gushes Over 'Incredible,' 'Riveting' Michael Moore Speech

    03/13/2011 11:36:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/13/11 | Matthew Balan
    NN's Joe Johns hyped a recent Michael Moore speech on Monday's Newsroom as "incredible" and "riveting." Johns highlighted a clip from the left-wing film director, who spoke at a pro-union rally in Madison, Wisconsin, where he claimed that "America is not broke...The country is awash in wealth and cash. It's just that it's not in your hands! It has been transferred, in the greatest heist in history, from the the banks and the portfolios of the uber-rich." Anchor Brooke Baldwin brought on the correspondent for the regular "Political Pop" segment 40 minutes into the 4 pm Eastern hour, and...

    02/02/2011 12:33:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 201 replies · 2+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | 2/2/11 | Staff
    CHELSEA CLINTON's new husband walked out on her after a knock-down, drag-out fight over starting a family, sources say, and now the former first daughter wants an annulment! Just six months after marrying into the Clinton clan, Marc Mezvinsky has quit his cushy Wall Street job to be a ski bum in Wyoming, leaving a devastated Chelsea behind in their New York apartment, insiders say.
  • It's over: Brett Favre deactivated for Vikings' game against Giants

    12/13/2010 3:11:49 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 53 replies
    am1500 ESPN ^ | Tom Pelissero
    Brett Favre was listed as inactive for the Minnesota Vikings' game against the New York Giants on Monday night -- snapping a legendary run of 297 consecutive starts (321 including playoffs) that dated to his first NFL start on Sept. 20, 1992. Favre, 41, suffered a sprained sternoclavicular joint near his throwing shoulder on the third play of last weekend's win over Buffalo on a hit from Bills linebacker Arthur Moats. His practice time was extremely limited last week, but as late as Sunday afternoon, Vikings interim coach Leslie Frazier said he expected Favre to try throwing before the game.
  • The Decline and Fall of the American Empire (Party is Over in 2015 Barf Alert)

    12/06/2010 2:26:33 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 35 replies · 1+ views
    cBS News ^ | 12/6/2010 | Alfred W. McCoy
    A soft landing for America 40 years from now? Don’t bet on it. The demise of the United States as the global superpower could come far more quickly than anyone imagines. If Washington is dreaming of 2040 or 2050 as the end of the American Century, a more realistic assessment of domestic and global trends suggests that in 2025, just 15 years from now, it could all be over except for the shouting. Despite the aura of omnipotence most empires project, a look at their history should remind us that they are fragile organisms. So delicate is their ecology of...
  • PA (Palistinian) Arabs Upset Over Chanukah Menorahs

    12/01/2010 10:32:40 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1+ views
    inn ^ | 12/1/10 | Gil Ronen
    The local Jewish leadership in Judea and Samaria has put up oversized Chanukah menorahs throughout the land of the Forefathers – and the local Arabs don't seem to like it. The "WAFA" Palestinian Authority News Agency reported Wednesday about a new large menorah put up at Tapuach Junction, near Shechem, on its Arabic-language website. “Witnesses said that the menorah set by a crane near the Za'tara triangle [Tapuach Junction], a few kilometers south of Nablus [Shechem], and pointed out that this region is a center to a number of extremist Jewish settlements. "The menorah is often used in Jewish religious...
  • Mysterious Lights Over East El Paso, News Channel 9 (video)

    10/18/2010 7:56:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 85 replies · 1+ views
    You Tube ^ | 10/18/10 | News Channel 9
    News of UFO Sighting in East El Paso. Very similar to NYC and other sightings recently.
  • Over half of all new jobs created in the last year were created in Texas

    10/18/2010 9:39:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner [DC] ^ | 10/18/10 | Mark Hemingway
    Via Glenn Reynolds, Rich Lowry drops this amazing statistic into his column today: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 214,000 net new jobs were created in the United States from August 2009 to August 2010. Texas created 119,000 jobs during the same period. If every state in the country had performed as well, we’d have created about 1.5 million jobs nationally during the past year, and maybe “stimulus” wouldn’t be such a dirty word. What does Austin know that Washington doesn’t? At its simplest: Don’t overtax and -spend, keep regulations to a minimum, avoid letting unions and trial lawyers
  • Settler leader runs over rock throwing youths in Silwan

    10/08/2010 10:50:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    jpost ^ | 10/8/10 | MELANIE LIDMAN
    Two Arab children from the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem were injured after they were hit by a car driven by Elad director David Be’eri. Be’eri, head of a group that advocates for Jewish families to live in the predominantly Arab neighborhood, claimed that the youths were throwing rocks at his car and he hit them accidentally in an attempt to flee from the area. “His car was surrounded with tens of people with rocks,” Elad spokesman Udi Ragones told the Jerusalem Post. “When they started throwing them, and he hit them when he tried to flee from the area. It...
  • Obama: People still hurting despite recession end

    09/20/2010 10:33:15 AM PDT · by Mrs. Frogjerk · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 09/20/2010 | By JULIE PACE
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Monday that even though the recession has been officially declared over, for the millions of people who are out of work or otherwise struggling "it's still very real for us." Focusing on the poor economic conditions that existed when he took office, Obama said, "The hole was so deep that a lot of people out there are still hurting." He addressed a town-hall-style meeting telecast live on CNBC. He spoke shortly after a group that dates the beginnings and ends of recessions said that the economic downturn that began in December 2007 ended in...
  • ‘Great Recession’ over, research group says

    09/20/2010 10:09:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies · 2+ views
    msnbc ^ | 9/20/10 | staff
    Downturn lasted 18 months; longest recession since World War II The “Great Recession” has ended, officially. At least, that's the word from the private research organization that calls the beginnings and endings of recessions, the National Bureau of Economic Research. The NBER said Monday that the recession which began in December 2007 ended in June 2009, which marked the beginning of an expansion. The announcement rules out the possibility of a so-called “double-dip” recession, because any new downturn would be seen as a brand new recession.
  • The Obama Heyday Is Over

    09/09/2010 5:58:57 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 137 replies · 3+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 09-10-10 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    <p>With so many Democrats running against the president's agenda in the midterm, change will come in the next Congress, regardless of which party is in control.</p> <p>EmailPrintSave This ↓ More. .Twitter Digg + More close Yahoo! BuzzMySpacedel.icio.usRedditFacebookLinkedInFarkViadeoOrkut Text Barack Obama hit the campaign trail this week to resurrect some of that hopey-changey stuff and to complain that his critics talk about him "like a dog." Turns out the president wasn't, in fact, referring to his own party.</p>
  • Era of Obama rhetoric is over

    06/16/2010 7:33:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1,279+ views
    washington examiner ^ | 6/16/10 | editor
    President Obama's Oval Office speech Tuesday marked the end of an era -- an era in which at least half the population believed any crisis could be defused by one man's supposed rhetorical genius and personal charisma. The derisive reception of President Obama's Tuesday night speech from the Oval Office on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill makes it clear that Obama's sweet voice no longer suffices, not even for his biggest boosters.
  • After Gang Crackdown, Town’s Police Become Targets

    03/28/2010 7:35:29 PM PDT · by Flavius · 21 replies · 1,108+ views
    nyt ^ | 3.28.10 | Rebeca
    HEMET, Calif. — By the time four city trucks were set ablaze next to Hemet City Hall last week, the police here had become familiar with their new life under siege. The arson was the most recent episode during four months of threats of violence and attempted attacks against peace officers in the city that officials say are reprisals for crackdowns on local motorcycle gangs.
  • Dr. Stephen E. Fraser, MD Comments on H/BILL

    03/20/2010 4:44:15 PM PDT · by Varmint Al · 12 replies · 2,675+ views
    Urgert Email to Varmint Al ^ | 3/20/2010 | Dr. Stephen E. Fraser, MD
    There is a lot of stuff here to read and think about.    I hope you can take time to look at this.   I, too believe we must be informed. I am sending this to lots of people.  Some people are actually taking time to read the proposed bill supported by the President and many in the Congress.  Here is something you ought to check out, even if you don't take the time to read the actual bill.  Whether you are republican, democrat, liberal, conservative, or independent, you ought to give some thought as to how much this will change America and your individual rights...
  • Liberty Airmen watch over Afghan

    03/09/2010 5:39:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 327+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Tech. Sgt. Oshawn Jefferson, USAF
    3/8/2010 - BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- Airmen in the 4th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron are "looking for trouble," using the MC-12W Liberty to bring tactical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or ISR, to ground commanders in Afghanistan. "We bring a unique capability to the fight," said Lt. Col. Rob Weaver, 4th ERS director of operations, deployed from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., where he is an A-10 Thunderbolt pilot. "Our mission is to deliver combat airpower and overwatch to the joint fight in theater." Since the squadron stood up in December 2009, Airmen in the all-volunteer unit, known as the "Crows,"...
  • Recession is over (updated from October)

    BizJournals April: Vitner: Worst of the recession is over Forbes May, The Recession Is Over Bloomberg June, Treasuries Drop for 3rd Day on Signs Worst of Recession Is Over: Newsweek July, The Recession Is Over: FoxNews August, The Recession is Over! WSJ September, US Stocks Slightly Higher As Bernanke Says Recession Is Over Sep Associated Press December, Obama economic aide: All agree recession is over
  • Recession Supposedly Over - But Where Are The Jobs?

    10/30/2009 3:19:32 AM PDT · by Son House · 20 replies · 778+ views
    World-Herald News Service ^ | October 30, 2009 | By Henry J. Cordes
    Though Thursday's new economic figures indicated the nation's recession is technically over, there didn't seem to be anyone singing "Happy Days Are Here Again." Certainly not in the state's employment offices. "The crisis isn't over," said Annie Young as she filled out applications on-line at a Nebraska Workforce Development career center in Omaha. "We still have a long way to go." At the office of the state's laborers' union, the latest economic news was greeted by Tami Tietsort with a "Yeah, right." "I don't mean to be sarcastic, and I hope we're coming out of this," said Tietsort, a clerical...
  • 'U.S. furious over Israeli incitement against Obama'

    10/08/2009 10:32:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies · 2,424+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 10/08/09 | Akiva Eldar
    The U.S. administration is furious over Israeli incitement against President Barack Obama, Democratic congressmen close to Obama told an Israeli source who returned from a visit to Washington this week. The congressmen even hinted that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been personally involved. The source, who met in Washington with administration officials and members of Congress, told Haaretz he was stunned by the level of anger there over attempts to portray Obama to the American public as an enemy of Israel because of his efforts to restart peace talks and freeze settlement construction. "There are people here who are playing...
  • At Last, The 'War On Terror' Is Over [Napolitano: "In some respects 'war' is too limiting."

    07/02/2009 3:07:28 AM PDT · by Son House · 41 replies · 1,807+ views
    The Gulf News ^ | July 01, 2009 | By Joseph A. Kechichian
    According to Janet Napolitano, who succeeded the metaphor-happy Michael Chertoff as United States Secretary of Homeland Security, the term 'global war on terror' did not describe accurately the nature of the 'terrorist threat to the US'. "One of the reasons the nomenclature is not used is that 'war' carries with it a relationship to nation-states in conflict with each other," she told the Financial Times, adding: "and of course terrorism is not necessarily derived from the nation-state relationship." Reflecting the careful attention devoted to this matter at the highest levels of government, Napolitano concluded: "In some respects 'war' is too...
  • U.S. Navy hands over 17 pirates to Kenya

    06/10/2009 8:21:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 1,237+ views ^ | 6/10/09 | Celestine Achieng
    MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - The U.S. navy handed over 17 suspected Somali pirates to Kenya on Wednesday, taking the number of such captives in prisons along the east African country's coast to 111. Kenyan police say the influx of suspected Somali pirates is clogging jails and congesting local courts and they would like foreign navies patrolling the shipping lanes off Somalia to start taking captives to other countries.
  • Economic Crisis Raises Fears of Extremism in Western Countries

    05/07/2009 3:23:55 PM PDT · by Flavius · 8 replies · 449+ views
    new york times ^ | May 6, 2009 | JOHN C. FREED
    A solid majority of people in the major Western democracies expect a rise in political extremism in their countries as a result of the economic crisis, according to a new poll
  • The Recession Is Over (Indicators point to a fast-approaching end date: May 2009)

    05/05/2009 8:52:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies · 2,298+ views
    Forbes ^ | 5/5/2009 | Brian S. Wesbury and Robert Stein
    If you want a bone to pick--or an economic argument to have--it should be about when the current recession actually began. The National Bureau of Economic Research, the U.S.'s semi-official recession arbiter, says it started in December 2007. But real gross domestic product grew at 1% annual rate from then through August 2008. That doesn't look like recession to us. Nonetheless, when Lehman Brothers ( LEHMQ ) collapsed and the $700-billion TARP plan was proposed, a very rare "panic" ensued. Monetary velocity collapsed. From September 2008 through March 2009, the economy shrank at a rate of 5.5%. That's why we...
  • Exxon Mobil overtakes Wal-Mart to top Fortune 500

    04/19/2009 4:49:48 PM PDT · by Flavius · 6 replies · 497+ views
    ap ^ | 4/19/09 | DAN STRUMPF
    Exxon Mobil has unseated Wal-Mart Stores to top the 2009 Fortune 500 list after a year the magazine called the worst ever for the country’s 500 largest publicly traded companies.
  • In times of record unemployment, being highly qualified may be a drawback

    04/19/2009 10:32:14 AM PDT · by Flavius · 23 replies · 950+ views
    boston ^ | April 19, 2009 | By Michelle Singletary
    You've lost your job. But you don't immediately panic. After all, you have an undergraduate degree and perhaps an advanced degree. So you begin applying for jobs confident that you will land something soon paying the salary you've been accustomed to earning. But then you hear those dreadful words: "I'm sorry, you're overqualified."
  • Latest Karl Rove EC prediction, Obama 338, McCain 200

    11/03/2008 3:18:18 PM PST · by flattorney · 122 replies · 6,557+ views ^ | November 03, 2008 | Karl Rove
    Late today, Karl Rove's Electoral College projection changed from 311, McCain 160, toss-up 67 to Obama 338, McCain 200, no toss-ups. I’ve only been doing professional GOP politics for 18 years, and Karl is a lot smart than I am. But the only way I will agree with him is when the final vote is tallied. We all know John has a huge mountain to climb tomorrow, but all the battleground states races have greatly tightened up. - FlA Latest update.....
  • Is it all over??? (Vanity)

    10/27/2008 10:29:37 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 81 replies · 1,808+ views
    Aussie Dasher | 27 October 2008 | Aussie Dasher
    Howdy folks! I haven't visited my FReeper friends for a while but have been watching the election campaign as closely as anyone can on the other side of the earth. The Australian media is VERY biased against McCain/Palin so my view (I'm hoping...) may be distorted. It seems to me things are not looking good. In fect, they are looking decidedly bad. Please tell me I am wrong. Is there any realistic chance of John McCain winning next Tuesday or is the world doomed to 4 years of Jimmy Carter with a suntan?
  • It Ain't Over Till It's Over. The case against pessimism (history is our guide)

    10/18/2008 2:52:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies · 1,701+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 17,2008 | James Piereson
    With just two weeks left before the election, John McCain faces a difficult test in overcoming the lead established by Barack Obama over the past month. An ever-growing number of national polls showed Obama with a lead last week of somewhere between 3 and 14 points--though few people outside the Obama camp gave much credit to the latter margin, reported in a CBS News/New York Times poll. Most polls were in a cluster with an estimated Obama lead of 5 to 7 points. The race thus remains surprisingly close, especially in view of the headwinds blowing against McCain from the...
  • Obama On Palin: "Lipstick on a Pig, Still a Pig"

    09/09/2008 4:03:16 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 169 replies · 492+ views
    Obama: "Lipstick on a pig, still a pig."
  • Low-Key Thompson Stumbles Toward Finish Line

    01/02/2008 9:00:41 AM PST · by pissant · 289 replies · 470+ views
    ABC ^ | 1/2/08 | Rick Klein
    Two days before the Iowa caucuses — day 15 of his 17-day "hands down" bus tour — former senator Fred Thompson's campaign bus stood motionless in the snowy parking lot of a West Des Moines motel, across from a movie theater and a suburban strip mall. Thompson's campaign scheduled only one event for New Year's Day, a meet-and-greet at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, about an hour outside Des Moines. Thompson, R-Tenn., shunned the bus, emblazoned with his picture, for the relative comfort of a black Chevrolet Suburban. (snip) Thompson has staked his campaign's prospects to Iowa. In seeking...
  • Outrage over uni [Virginia Tech university] massacre game

    05/16/2007 7:31:04 AM PDT · by bedolido · 5 replies · 794+ views ^ | 05-16-2007 | Sam Holmes
    A 21-year-old Sydney man has created the first known computer game based on the recent shooting spree at Virginia Tech university in the US, sparking a wave of criticism. The game follows Cho Seung-hui's killing spree at Virginia Tech in April, in which he killed 32 people before turning a gun on himself. The game's creator, Ryan Lambourn, who lives in Sydney's west, says he won't remove the game from his own website or seek to have it removed from amateur game sharing site
  • He’s Not My Grandpa. He’s My Dad.

    04/12/2007 2:09:30 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 35 replies · 1,590+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12 April 2007 | THOMAS VINCIGUERRA
    LATE in 1996, while rehearsing for a production of “A Christmas Carol” in New York, Tony Randall was giddily anticipating becoming a father — at the age of 77. “What I look forward to,” he said during a break, “is when the kid is 15 and we go out in the yard to play ball. I’ll only be 90.” (He Died at 84) The news of Mr. Randall’s late fatherhood — and that of other celebrity SODs(Start over Dads) around the same time — evoked a fair amount of tut-tutting. Some joked that these creaky specimens wouldn’t be able to...
  • Brazilian Plane Lost Over Amazon (140 Aboard)

    09/29/2006 6:19:27 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 1,222+ views
    BBC ^ | 9-30-2006
    Brazilian plane lost over Amazon A Brazilian passenger plane with at least 140 people on board has gone missing in the Amazon region. Brazilian airline Gol said it was trying to locate the plane after it went missing from its radar screens. Globo news agency reported the Boeing 737 had struck an executive jet, which was then able to land in the Serra de Caximbo region of Para state. Flight 1907 left the city of Manaus on Friday afternoon, but failed to arrive as scheduled in Brasilia. Speaking to Brazilian radio station, CBN, the president of the country's aviation regulator...
  • US Laments Sudanese Inflexibility Over Darfur

    09/29/2006 6:14:54 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 261+ views
    VOA ^ | 9-29-2006 | State Department
    US Laments Sudanese Inflexibility Over Darfur Force By David Gollust State Department 29 September 2006 The United States said Friday it is not abandoning its drive for a U.N. peacekeeping force to replace the African Union force in Darfur despite what it says is Sudanese intransigence on the issue. Sudan is also blocking a visit by the Bush administration's new envoy for Darfur, Andrew Natsios. Head of AU Commission Alpha Oumar Konare, right, inspects an honor guard during an arrival ceremony at AU headquarters at Darfur town of Al-Fasher (File photo - June 20, 2006) The Sudanese government has been...
  • China Quick To Give Abe & Co (Japan) Warning Over Taiwan

    09/29/2006 6:00:32 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 345+ views
    Japan Times ^ | 9-30-2006
    Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006 China quick to give Abe & Co. warning over Taiwan BEIJING (Kyodo) China has warned Japan's new government over its Taiwan policy, reiterating its opposition to including the island in the scope of the Japan-U.S. security alliance and urging Tokyo to act with caution over Taipei's invitation for former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to pay a visit. If the Japan-U.S. security alliance "exceeds the bilateral scope, it will trigger neighboring countries' worries and become a factor for instability and complexity in the regional security situation," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said Thursday at a news...
  • Syria Threat Over Golan Puts Israel On War Alert

    09/29/2006 5:14:18 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 1,053+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-30-2006 | Harry de Quetteville
    Syria threat over Golan puts Israel on war alert By Harry de Quetteville in Jerusalem (Filed: 30/09/2006) Israel has gone on heightened alert over a possible war with Syria amid reports that President Bashar Assad may be considering military strikes to regain the Golan Heights. A signpost points out that Damascus is a mere 60kms from the Golan Heights For years Israeli military intelligence has down-played Syria's capacity to launch a meaningful attack against Israel, and the threat level has been kept "low". But Israeli reports have revealed that the threat level had been raised after intelligence assessments that Damascus...
  • Thai Commander Takes Over After Coup

    09/19/2006 12:02:57 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 147 replies · 7,020+ views
    BANGKOK, Thailand - The Thai military launched a coup against Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Tuesday night, circling his offices with tanks, seizing control of TV stations and declaring a provisional authority pledging loyalty to the king. The army commander took over the government and declared martial law. An announcement on Thai television declared that a "Council of Administrative Reform" with King Bhumibol Adulyadej as head of state had seized power in Bangkok and nearby provinces without any resistance. "The armed forces commander and the national police commander have successfully taken over Bangkok and the surrounding area in order to...