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  • Chick-Fil-A and the one day that changed the world

    08/16/2012 11:54:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 15, 2012 | Jennifer Roback Morse, Founder and President of the Ruth Institute
    Nine Days that Changed the World is a book about Pope John Paul II’s nine-day trip to Poland in 1979. The Pope’s pilgrimage laid the groundwork for the revolution of conscience that eventually brought down the Communist regimes throughout Eastern Europe. Thus those nine days really did change the world. Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day could very well be the One Day that changes our world this year. During Pope John Paul’s first trip to his homeland after being elected Pope, he did not assemble an army. He did not set up a network of spies. He did not give rabble-rousing speeches....
  • Polish President Blasts Obama on Missile Defense

    08/09/2012 9:54:19 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 12 replies
    The Foundry/Heritage Foundation ^ | August 8, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Rebeccah Heinrichs
    This week, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski accused the Obama Administration of betrayal, saying, “Our mistake was that by accepting the American offer of a [missile defense] shield we failed to take into account the political risk associated with a change of president.… We paid a high political price. We do not want to make the same mistake again. We must have a missile system as an element of our defences.” In 2009, President Obama cancelled the deal the U.S. had with Poland and the Czech Republic to build an interceptor site and radar that would provide protection of the U.S....
  • Poland to acquire 1,000 new Anders Main Battle Tanks

    08/07/2012 8:20:59 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 14 replies
    Army Recognition ^ | August 6, 2012
    The Polish Army plans to acquire up to 1,000 new tanks in different variants, reported local daily Rzeczpospolita. It is expected that Poland’s Ministry of Defense will sign a deal to launch production of the Anders, the tank prototype developed by Bumar Group’s OBRUM Gliwice research unit, according to the Polish newspaper. “The order will be placed with the Polish defense industry, but to boost the design and production phase, it will be vital to cooperate with top foreign defense manufacturers,” said retired . Gen. Waldemar Skrzypczak, Poland’s deputy defense minister responsible for the armed forces’ modernization. The Polish tank...
  • Charles Krauthammer: The media missed Romney’s overseas triumph

    08/04/2012 2:20:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The National Post ^ | August 3, 2012 | Dr. Charles Krauthammer
    At the outset of his recent foreign trip, Mitt Romney committed a gaffe. In answer to a question about the Olympics, he expressed skepticism about London’s preparations. The response confounded and agitated Romney supporters because it was such an unforced error. The question invited a simple paean to Olympic spirit and British grit, not the critical analysis of a former Olympic organizer. Soon that initial stumble was transmuted into a metaphor for everything that followed. The mainstream media decided with near unanimity that the rest of the trip amounted to a gaffe-prone disaster. Really? The Warsaw leg was a triumph....
  • There Is A City : Tribute to the Heroes of The Warsaw Uprising (August 1, 1944)

    08/01/2012 4:45:10 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/31/2012
    Once a year on August 1st, the people of Warsaw pay hommage to the fallen heroes that fought for freedom in 1944 during the Warsaw Uprising. The biggest rebellion against German Nazi occupation during WWII cost over 200 000 lives and destruction of the capital.
  • Romney Aide Admonishes Rude Reporters, NBC Treats It as a Gaffe

    07/31/2012 8:32:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | July 31, 2012 | Kyle Drennen
    On Tuesday's NBC Today, campaign correspondent Peter Alexander attempted to spin bad behavior by reporters covering Mitt Romney's trip to Poland as a new controversy for the presidential campaign: "This morning, after reporters tried to shout questions to Romney while he left a plaza near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier....A campaign spokesman angrily intervened....The spokesman later called reporters to apologize." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] The report featured a clip of one female reporter screaming at Romney: "Governor Romney, do you feel that your gaffes have overshadowed your foreign trip?!" A campaign aide...
  • Lech Walesa: Romney Will Restore U.S. Leadership

    07/31/2012 5:23:08 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 31, 2012
    Election 2012: Lech Walesa, the Polish patriot and former president of Poland, and another ally our president has betrayed, endorses the GOP candidate's quest to restore U.S. leadership in the struggle against the world's despots. Walesa knows a thing or too about resisting and defeating collectivist tyranny, and he has no tolerance for those such as President Obama who appease and apologize to it. Unlike Obama, he earned his Nobel Peace Prize by leading the Solidarity movement that brought freedom to a Poland that suffered for decades under the Nazi jackboot, then as part of the Soviet gulag. In May,...
  • White House Damaging Relations With Warsaw, Poles say

    07/31/2012 1:59:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 07/31/2012 | Reuben F. Johnson
    Kiev—Last week’s surprise announcement of U.S. Ambassador to Poland Lee Feinstein’s retirement highlighted a string of policy missteps by the Obama administration that have left many in the Polish government and population questioning Obama’s commitment to the two nations’ alliance. Steven D. Mull, who served as ambassador to Poland from 1993-97 and was also part of the team that negotiated Poland’s entry into NATO, will replace Feinstein, who reportedly had a falling out with the Foreign Minister, Radoslaw Sikorski. Conversations with Poles reveal that they feel as if President Obama values his “re-set” in relations with Moscow more than relations...
  • Romney thanks Poles for their courage to fight for freedom

    07/31/2012 10:23:56 AM PDT · by Matt_DZ_PL · 11 replies
    Polish Press Agency PAP ^ | July 31, 2012 | Peter Gentle
    Romney thanks Poles for their courage to fight for freedom   Peter Gentle 31.07.2012  Republican candidate in the US presidential elections, Mitt Romney has thanked Poles for their “courage” in joining the “fight for freedom” in Afghanistan and Iraq, on the second day of his trip to Poland.   Mitt Romney at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw, Tuesday: photo - PAP Radek Pietruszka “I would like to express my gratitude to the Polish government and Polish people for the courage of your men and women in supporting the fight for freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Romney said...
  • Romney in Poland

    07/31/2012 10:16:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7/31/12 | John Hayward
    No wonder the press wants to obsess over a spot of rude treatment from a Romney staffer. It saves them from having to report on the actual content of Mitt Romney’s excellent speech in Poland. “Rather than heeding the false promise of a government-dominated economy, Poland sought to stimulate innovation, attract investment, expand trade, and live within its means,” said Romney. “Your success today is a reminder that the principles of free enterprise can propel an economy and transform a society.” Yeah, a press corps desperately trying to get President Downgrade re-elected with double-digit unemployment, 1.5 percent GDP growth, massive...
  • Does Walesa Embrace of Romney Mean Poland Dislikes Obama?

    07/31/2012 6:30:11 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7-30-2012 | Devin Dwyer
    When President Obama visited Poland last year, Prime Minister Donald Tusk told his American guest, “We feel that you are one of us.” He didn’t go as far today, at least not publicly, following a meeting with Mitt Romney. But former Polish president Lech Walesa, a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, did give his seal of approval to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. “I wish you to be successful because this success is needed to the United States, of course, but to Europe and the rest of the world, too,” Walesa said through a translator. “Gov. Romney, get your...
  • Anti-Communist Leader Walesa to Romney: You Need to Be Successful for US & Rest of the World Too

    07/31/2012 7:21:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/31/2012 | Jim Hoft
    Lech Walesa told Mitt Romney he must be successful in November. U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) and his wife Ann (L) meet with former Polish President Lech Walesa in Gdansk, Poland, July 30, 2012. (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel) Anti-communist leader Lech Walesa told Mitt Romney today that he must be successful in the November elections not just for America but for the rest of the world too. The former Solidarity leader understands how the economic decisions by US leaders influence global markets.The Washington Post reported: “I wish you to be successful because this success is needed to the United...
  • Romney praises Poland as model of economic liberty

    07/31/2012 6:02:57 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | 31 July 2012 | staff
    WARSAW, Poland – Mitt Romney, on the last leg of his overseas tour, heralded Poland as a beacon for economic liberty and an unwavering ally of the United States in troubled times. Delivering a capstone address in Warsaw Tuesday morning, the Republican presidential candidate highlighted Poland's history emerging from Soviet occupation and breaking loose from Communist doctrine. "In a turbulent world, Poland stands as an example and defender of freedom," Romney said. Romney praised the European nation for turning away from the "false promise of a government-dominated economy" and embracing free enterprise. He added: "Poland has no greater friend and...
  • Mitt Romney Cheered in Poland, Endorsed by Walesa

    07/30/2012 4:16:55 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 83 replies ^ | July 30, 2012 | DAVID LIGHTMAN
    WARSAW, POLAND — Fresh from a warm embrace from iconic Polish leader Lech Walesa, Mitt Romney will wrap up a three-country trip overseas Tuesday with a major speech that he hopes will send a message that he's tough and more willing to take a harder line with rogue nations than President Barack Obama is. Romney arrived in Warsaw late Monday after a day in Gdansk, where he enjoyed the most enthusiastic reception of his six-day trip, which was marred by controversies at the first two stops, in London and Jerusalem. He was greeted in Gdansk by crowds that swarmed in...
  • Walesa Endorses Romney

    07/30/2012 11:05:30 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    Gdansk Lech Walesa today endorsed Mitt Romney for president, saying he hoped the Republican presidential candidate is "successful."
  • Romney Abroad; He needs to show appreciation for close allies (Churchill's Bust)

    07/29/2012 3:36:27 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 4 replies
    nro ^ | July 26, 2012 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>A generation ago, it was the three I’s. A presidential challenger’s obligatory foreign trip meant Ireland, Italy, and Israel. Mitt Romney’s itinerary is slightly different: Britain, Poland, and Israel.</p> <p>Not quite the naked ethnic appeal of yore. Each destination suggests a somewhat more subtle affinity: Britain, playing to our cultural connectedness with the Downton Abbey folks who’ve been at our side in practically every fight for the last hundred years; Poland, representing the “new Europe,” the Central Europeans so unashamedly pro-American; Israel, appealing to most American Jews but also to an infinitely greater number of passionately sympathetic Evangelical Christians.</p>
  • WWII Resistance Fighter Richard Cosby, Who Became Noted Engineer, Dead at 86

    07/23/2012 2:47:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Trib Live ^ | Monday, July 23, 2012
    Richard Cosby, a Polish resistance fighter during World War II who escaped a Nazi prison camp and retired as a civil engineer in the Washington area, died June 25 in Inova Alexandria Hospital in Virginia. He was 86. He had metastatic prostate cancer, said his daughter, television journalist Rita Cosby. Cosby’s exploits were detailed in his daughter’s 2010 book, “Quiet Hero: Secrets From My Father’s Past.” She wrote that her father left the family on Christmas 1983 and was largely estranged from her for more than 25 years. In 2008, Rita Cosby discovered an old suitcase that had belonged to...
  • Poles honor Reagan and John Paul II for their role in anti-communist struggle

    07/15/2012 4:35:27 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    GDANSK, Poland — Polish officials unveiled a statue of former President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II on Saturday, honoring two men widely credited in this Eastern European country with helping to topple communism 23 years ago.
  • Poles honor Reagan, John Paul II with new statue

    07/14/2012 1:50:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | July 14, 2012 | Vanessa Gera
    GDANSK, Poland (AP) — Polish officials unveiled a statue of former President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II on Saturday, honoring two men widely credited in this Eastern European country with helping to topple communism 23 years ago. The statue was unveiled in Gdansk, the birthplace of Lech Walesa's Solidarity movement, in the presence of about 120 former Solidarity activists, many of whom were imprisoned in the 1980s for their roles in organizing or taking part in strikes against the communist regime...
  • New cars in Europe may have to cut carbon emissions by one-third

    07/12/2012 4:53:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 12 July 2012 | Fiona Harvey for the Guardian, part of the Guardian Environment Network
    New cars and vans in the European Union will produce one-third less carbon dioxide within eight years, under proposed new rules set out on Wednesday (11 July) in Brussels. By 2020, the average emissions from new cars will have to be no more than 95 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer driven (5.4 oz/mile), a cut of more than 40 grams from today's levels and of 35 grams per kilometer compared with the 2015 target, if the proposed new regulations are accepted. Connie Hedegaard, climate chief of the European commission, said the goals were "ambitious but achievable" and would benefit...