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  • In surprise move, Iran's Ahmadinejad to run for president

    04/12/2017 12:17:24 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12 Apr 17 | AMIR VAHDAT and JON GAMBRELL
    Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday stunned the country by unexpectedly filing to run in the May presidential election, contradicting a recommendation from the supreme leader to stay out of the race. Ahmadinejad's decision could upend an election many believed would be won by moderate President Hassan Rouhani, who negotiated the nuclear deal with world powers. Though Rouhani has yet to formally register, many viewed him as a shoe-in following Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's recommendation in September for Ahmadinejad to stand down and conservatives' inability to coalesce around a single candidate. Ahmadinejad's firebrand style could prove appealing for...
  • BREAKING: Yellowstone’s Supervolcano Belly Rumbling

    02/04/2014 8:24:36 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 341 replies
    A Sheep No More ^ | 2/3/14 | Andrew Pontbriand
    A seismometer inside a borehole at Yellowstone National Park has begun reporting staggering underground activity near the southwest corner of Yellowstone Lake, possibly signaling the beginning of an eruption of the Super Volcano at the Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park is home to many beauties, with it’s ancient landscape, geysers, and hot springs. It is also the site of one of the worlds most destructive forces. A supervolcano.
  • Yellowstone Supervolcano "Even More Colossal" Than Thought

    12/13/2013 6:20:25 PM PST · by TroutGuy · 77 replies
    BBC ^ | 12-10-2013 | Rebecca Morelle
    The supervolcano that lies beneath Yellowstone National Park in the US is far larger than was previously thought, scientists report. A study shows that the magma chamber is about 2.5 times bigger than earlier estimates suggested. A team found the cavern stretches for more than 90km (55 miles) and contains 200-600 cubic km of molten rock. The findings are being presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Prof Bob Smith, from the University of Utah, said: “We’ve been working there for a long time, and we’ve always thought it would be bigger... but this finding is...
  • Bloomberg May Court McAuliffe to Bring Gun Control to Virginia

    09/11/2013 1:09:53 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 11, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Questions are being raised whether outgoing billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is courting Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D) to enact gun control measures in Virginia if he should win the statehouse in November. On Tuesday, voters in Colorado recalled two state senators--Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) and Senate President John Morse (D-Colorado Springs)--that supported Colorado Gov. John Hickenloooper's (D) sweeping gun control legislation, which he signed into law in March. As Breitbart News reported, Morse lost his recall election 51 to 49 percent, and Giron lost hers by a "whopping 56 to 44 percent." Bloomberg reportedly called Hickenlooper...
  • It Was A Terrible Night For Michael Bloomberg

    09/11/2013 8:08:53 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 35 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 11 September 2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    In two high-profile elections on opposite sides of the country on Tuesday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was a big loser. The first came in his backyard of New York, where Democratic voters are on the verge of making Bill de Blasio their nominee for mayor. ... But perhaps the bigger loss for Bloomberg came in Colorado, where two Democratic state lawmakers were recalled after backing stricter gun laws in the wake of two mass shootings last year in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn. The NRA headlined its press release celebrating the recall elections, "Michael Bloomberg Suffers Resounding Defeat."...
  • Bloomberg Rips Senate For Failing To Expand Background Checks For Guns

    04/17/2013 3:09:36 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 4/17/13
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg ripped the U.S. Senate for failing to pass a bipartisan effort to expand background checks... “Democrats – who are so quick to blame Republicans for our broken gun laws – could not stand united,” Bloomberg said. “And Republicans – who are so quick to blame Democrats for not being tough enough on crime – handed criminals a huge victory, by preserving their ability to buy guns illegally at gun shows and online and keeping the illegal trafficking market well-fed.”
  • Trumka leaving Charlotte ahead of Obama's acceptance speech

    09/06/2012 10:16:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 6, 20012 | Kevin Bogardus
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is leaving Charlotte on Thursday and will not attend President Obama's acceptance speech. Trumka is leaving early in order to avoid the travel crush at the Charlotte airport on Friday, according to a spokesman for Workers’ Voice, the AFL-CIO’s super-PAC. But there have been tensions between the Obama administration and organized labor for some time. Spokesman Eddie Vale said Trumka and others union officials' absence was not related to labor’s frustrations with Democrats. “Nope, this has nothing to do with that,” he said in an email. “We're looking forward to Obama accepting the...
  • Ahmadinejad: We will destroy Israel soon

    08/19/2012 7:04:55 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 28 replies
    Israel Today Magazine ^ | 8/19/2012 | Ryan Jones
    For the umpteenth time, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday publicly declared that the primary foreign policy goal of his government is to see the Jewish state erased from the map of the Middle East. "The Zionist regime [is] a cancerous tumor," Ahmadinejad told millions who took to the streets of Tehran to mark Iran's Quds Day, an angry commemoration of Israel's sovereignty over Jerusalem. The Iranian leader continued: "Even if one cell of them is left in one inch of (Palestinian) land, in the future this story (of Israel’s existence) will repeat. The nations of the region will soon...
  • Bloomberg Suggests Police Stop Protecting People Until Gun Control Enacted

    07/24/2012 7:19:59 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 147 replies
    Appearing as a guest on Monday's Piers Morgan Tonight, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recommended that America's police officers should go on strike and refuse to protect people until gun control legislation which would allegedly make them safer is enacted. Bloomberg: (Video can be found here.) Well, I would take it one step further. I don't understand why the police officers across this country don't stand up collectively and say we're gonna go on strike, we're not gonna protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what's required to keep us safe.
  • A guy who walks around with a bunch of bodyguards criticizes self-defense laws

    04/13/2012 6:31:29 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/12/2012 | Rick Moran
    A guy who walks around with a bunch of bodyguards criticizes self-defense lawsAmerican Thinker Rick MoranApril 12, 2012 If we all had half a dozen bodyguards to protect us like New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, we might all think that Florida's "stand your ground" law and other self defense measures were a "license to murder." But most of us aren't that lucky - which is why most of us thank the Lord that we live in a country with a second amendment. Politico: The so-called Stand Your Ground self-defense laws in Florida and some other states amount to "a license...
  • Prison not enough for peaceable armed citizen, Bloomberg smears her with lie(NY)

    01/04/2012 7:04:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 122 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 January, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    On December 22, registered nurse and fourth-year medical student Meredith Graves, from Tennessee, was visiting the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. Ms. Graves, rather than abdicating responsibility for her security to others, was carrying a defensive handgun, as she is licensed to do in Tennessee. That, unfortunately, avails her nothing in New York. When she saw the "No Guns" sign before entering, she did her best to comply with the law, asking a security guard where she could check her gun. The guard directed her to a police officer, who promptly arrested her for violation of New York's laws...
  • PICKET: Source - Rahm Emanuel involved in Cain sexual harassment accuser attacks

    11/02/2011 5:30:45 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 123 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2011 | staff
    <p>Herman Cain's campaign is revealing suspicions about who is behind the story regarding the former unidentified employees who accused Mr. Cain of sexual harassment in the late 1990's.</p>
  • NYC Mayor Bloomberg: 'Government’s Highest Duty' Is to Push 'Healthy' Foods

    09/28/2011 12:36:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/28/11 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - During a United Nations General Assembly summit on non-communicable diseases -- a discussion that included diet and eating habits -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said “governments at all levels must make healthy solutions the default social option. Speaking on the government's role in diet and health last week, Bloomberg told the UN General Assembly, “There are powers only governments can exercise, policies only governments can mandate and enforce and results only governments can achieve. To halt the worldwide epidemic of non-communicable diseases, governments at all levels must make healthy solutions the default social option. That is...
  • Mayor Bloomberg slams Warren Buffett's tax claims; 'The Buffett thing is just theatrics'

    09/25/2011 8:41:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    DAILY NEWS ^ | September 25th 2011 | Reuven Blau
    Mayor Bloomberg Sunday slammed billionaire investor Warren Buffett's call for higher taxes on the super-rich, dismissing it as political theater. "The Buffett thing is just theatrics," Hizzoner said speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press." In August, Buffett - known as "The Oracle from Omaha" - said he forked over a little less than $7 million in taxes last year, which added up to roughly 17% of his income. That percentage was lower than the secretaries in his office, he pointed out. Bloomberg said Buffett's use of the figures was a bit of a smoke and mirrors game. "If Warren Buffett...
  • Bloomberg Presses Blueprint for Ending Gun Rights

    09/13/2011 12:17:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | 09/13/2011 | Raquel Okyay
    Chinese police officers inventory seized firearmsNew York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is on a war path against gun owners – again. This time he is exploiting an incident that occurred over Labor Day weekend between NYC police officers and one armed criminal gunman that resulted in the tragic shooting and death of an innocent bystander.Bloomberg is calling for Federal involvement, regulation and enforcement of gun control rules in both NYC and in every city, state, in the Nation. Except he neglects to tell us that gun control rules does not reduce violent crime rates. Instead his real goal is...
  • Sept. 11, 2011: A Day to Commit to Activism [Tear this to shreds!]

    09/09/2011 10:12:27 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 23 replies
    AFL-CIO website | Richard Trumka, Union Mafioso
    A Message from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka All of us will remember the horror and anguish we experienced 10 years ago. Whether we lost loved ones ourselves—family members, union brothers and sisters—or felt the shock of a society that lost nearly 3,000 people and was forever changed, we need no reminding. Instead, I would like to reflect on doors that were opened on Sept. 11, 2001, and what has come of them in the 10 years since. Working men and women rushed through doors to danger and became America’s everyday heroes. Firefighters, construction workers, nurses and EMTs—all kinds of professionals...
  • AFL-CIO Head Sees No Short-Term Debt Crisis, Calls for More Jobs Spending

    09/01/2011 2:58:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 31, 2011 | Matt Cover
    The United States does not have a short-term debt problem, just a “jobs crisis” that can be solved with greater government stimulus spending, according to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Speaking at a press conference on jobs Wednesday, Trumka called for greater government spending in areas like education and jobs. Asked whether such spending was responsible in an era of record federal debt and deficits, he replied that “the United States doesn’t have a short-term debt crisis, it has a short-term jobs crisis.” The head of the nation’s largest labor union organization then compared increased federal deficit spending to mortgages or...
  • Big Brother Bloomberg. Large Numbers of Traffic Cameras Have No Place In a Free Society.

    08/25/2011 7:06:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/25/2011 | Charles C. Cooke
    In keeping with that very modern desire to find complex solutions to problems that don’t exist, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg expressed his desire on Monday to put cameras on “every corner of the city” to enforce observance of red lights and, eventually perhaps, speed limits. And so, in the same year that the Los Angeles City Council considered the evidence from its trial run and unanimously voted to do away with L.A.’s camera system, explaining bluntly that the “program did not work as anticipated,” Mayor Bloomberg is blithely seeking to expand New York’s camera network. As the Los...
  • Bloomberg Will Not Rest In His War On Firearm Freedoms

    08/02/2011 4:59:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | 2 August, 2011 | Raquel Okyay
    Philanthropist and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg​ is the kind of anti-freedom politician every gun owner should despise. Whether it is the food we eat or the kind of car we drive, Bloomberg likes to stick his nose in other people’s business, and tell us what to do. Bloomberg’s viewpoints are not just for the New York City folks either, but for all of us, and when it comes to his position on guns, his ego reaches new, obscene levels. Instrumental in assembling “Mayors Against Illegal Guns," which boosts 500-plus members across the Nation, Bloomberg is on a crusade...
  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg Greets Muslim Leaders with 'Shalom Alaikum' at Ramadan Meeting

    07/28/2011 10:18:22 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 28, 2011 | Reuven Blau
    Mayor Bloomberg practiced his version of verbal jujitsu Wednesday, mangling a greeting to Muslim leaders at a Ramadan gathering with "shalom alaikum." Hizzoner was shooting for "salaam alaikum" - the traditional Arabic "peace to you" greeting. "He just got a little confused," one witness said. Imam Omar Abunamous of the Islamic Cultural Center of New York said it was an understandable mistake for the Jewish mayor. "Well, it's common to both religions," Abunamous said. "They are the same thing. The same idea." The mayor frequently butchers names and words, and he often ends each press announcement with a cringeworthy pronunciation...