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  • Pentagon ‘gay’ rape debacle: Report alleging male-on-male sexual trauma retracted

    11/10/2015 3:43:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/9/15 | Rowan Scarborough
    The American Psychological Association has taken the extraordinary step of retracting an in-house journal article that asserted the rate of rape and other sexual trauma among military men was as much as 15 times higher than the Pentagon’s own survey. In a press released posted Sunday night, the APA said outside scholars had examined the study, “Preliminary Data Suggest Rates of Male Sexual Trauma May be Higher than Previously Reported,” and determined that the method for randomly selecting and surveying male combat veterans was flawed.
  • Fed Chair Janet Yellen 'dehydrated,' abruptly ends UMass talk on interest, inflation

    09/24/2015 5:00:55 PM PDT · by LostInBayport · 36 replies
    Mass Live ^ | September 24, 2015 | Jim Kinney
    AMHERST - Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday that she expects the Fed to raise interest rates later this year and then continue gradual increases thereafter during a University of Massachusetts address that ended with her seeking medical attention. A spokesman for the university said the 69-year-old was fine after being checked out by EMTs and was to continue her schedule which included a faculty dinner at the home of Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy. A spokesman for the Federal Reserve Board said, "Chair Yellen felt dehydrated at the end of a long speech under bright lights. As a precaution,...
  • 'Obama Pressuring Bibi against 67-MK Coalition'

    05/02/2015 3:57:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/4/15 | Gil Ronen
    A senior source in the Jewish Home estimated Tuesday that White House pressure against a nationalist government is the real reason for the delay in the signing of a coalition deal between Likud and the religious Zionist party. The unnamed senior source was cited on Army Radio as saying that the Jewish Home has shown flexibility on numerous subjects, leaving very few disagreements between the parties, yet the prime minister is taking his time about signing the deal. The source estimated that the US is pressuring Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to establish a unity government with the Zionist Union (Labor...
  • Super Bowl, World Series champs back gay marriage at court

    03/06/2015 11:04:29 AM PST · by massmike · 19 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com/ ^ | 03/06/2015 | Mark Sherman
    The New England Patriots are for same-sex marriage. So are the San Francisco Giants. The reigning baseball and football champions, along with baseball's small-market Tampa Bay Rays, are among the thousands of businesses, religious groups, advocacy organizations and politicians who are filing legal briefs at the Supreme Court in support of gay marriage. The Patriots play in Massachusetts, the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry, and the Giants represent a city that is notable for its gay and lesbian community. Rays president Brian Auld said it was important that his team stand up, as well. "We're a small...
  • Here Are The 379 Companies Urging The Supreme Court To Support Same-Sex Marriage

    03/06/2015 8:36:21 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 94 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 03/05/2015 | Alexander C. Kaufman
    Big business has come out in favor of same-sex marriage. Exactly 379 corporations and employer organizations urged the Supreme Court to strike down state bans on gay marriage, according to a friend-of-the-court brief obtained by The Huffington Post. The document was expected to be filed late Thursday morning. Employers are better served by a uniform marriage rule that gives equal dignity to employee relationships, reads the brief, filed by global law firm Morgan Lewis. Allowing same-sex couples to marry improves employee morale and productivity, reduces uncertainty, and removes the wasteful administrative burdens imposed by the current disparity of state law...
  • Senators Petition Boehner to Postpone Netanyahu Speech

    02/09/2015 5:35:51 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 62 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/2/15 | Elad Benari
    A group of Democrats in the House of Representatives are circulating a petition asking Republican Speaker John Boehner to postpone the March 3 speech by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to a joint meeting of Congress, Bloomberg reported on Monday. As members of Congress who support Israel, we share concern that it appears that you are using a foreign leader as a political tool against the president, states the letter, which is being circulated among lawmakers by Representatives Keith Ellison, Steve Cohen and Maxine Waters. The three started sending the petition to fellow lawmakers last week, said Mike Casca, a spokesman...
  • Hamas: More War Unless Int'l Community Pressures Israel

    10/12/2014 3:53:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/10/14 | Tova Dvorin
    The same "conditions" that "provoked" Hamas into waging a war on millions of Israeli civilians still apply, spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri claimed Saturday night. "The conditions for the situation in Gaza exploding still exist," Abu Zuhri stated to Al-Jazeera. "On the contrary, they are even tougher now than they were before the Israeli aggression in Gaza." Abu Zuhri then made some veiled threats to the international community, urging them to put pressure on Israel. "If the international community wishes that the situation will not blow up again, it must step in and resolve the situation and handle it through a...
  • Report: US Assigned to Pressure Israel in Truce Agreements

    08/17/2014 2:13:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    inn ^ | 8/17/14 | Tova Dvorin
    The American government has been asked by the international community to directly intervene in any truce agreement between Israel and Hamas, according to a report in Arabic daily Al-Hayat, and force Israel to agree to Hamas's demands in future ceasefire agreements. Egypt was reportedly behind the guarantee, as rumors swirl that the current conditions being discussed have found support both from the international community at large and from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. Israel has denied agreeing to any truce deal proposed so far, however, and diplomatic sources in Jerusalem have emphasized repeatedly that Israel will not agree to any...
  • Forensic profiler: Obama 'slipping mentally' Veteran of O.J., Natalie Holloway cases expects 'more

    07/13/2014 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 133 replies
    wnd ^ | 7/13/14 | Bob Unruh
    A forensic profiler whose career has included work on the double-murder case against O.J. Simpson and the Natalie Holloway disappearance says Barack Obama is confessing hes under enormous pressure and is slipping mentally. Not madness such as total loss of control mentally, but more and more drastic behavior seen in disturbed traumatized leaders, said Andrew G. Hodges, M.D., who wrote The Obama Confession: Secret Fear, Secret Fury. Hodges, an expert who previously suggested Obama was revealing alarming ideas about martial law and described how the president wants total gun control, provided to WND an analysis of some of Obamas recent...
  • Obama under pressure to visit US-Mexico border

    07/04/2014 10:19:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 3, 2014 4:56 PM EDT | Julie Pace and Erica Werner
    President Barack Obama is facing mounting calls from Republicans to take a firsthand look at the immigration emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, putting him on the spot concerning what he has called the humanitarian crisis of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children flooding in from Central America. If he doesnt come to the border, I think its a real reflection of his lack of concern of whats really going on there, declared Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a possible GOP presidential candidate in 2016. The White House said Thursday that Obama currently has no plans to visit the border when he...
  • Names of six jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman made public

    04/04/2014 9:28:28 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 105 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 3, 2014 | Jeff Weiner and Rene Stutzman
    The names of the six-member jury panel that acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin have been made public for the first time, after a new court order, records show. Circuit Judge Debra Nelson, who had previously ordered the jurors' identifying information be kept confidential, granted access to the names in a ruling March 21.
  • Contains Loud Bangs - Periodic Table of Videos {video only]

    08/28/2013 5:34:10 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
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    08/14/2013 2:13:54 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
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  • Report: Traveler From Saudi Arabia Arrested With Pressure Cooker at Detroit Airport

    05/13/2013 5:45:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/13/13 | Billy Hallowell
    A traveler from Saudian Arabia was reportedly arrested after arriving at Detroit Metropolitan Airport with a pressure cooker. On Saturday, Hussain Al Kwawahir, who flew from Saudi Arabia through Amsterdam, allegedly told authorities that he was in the U.S. to visit his nephew who attends the University of Toledo. But The Detroit News also claims that he will be arraigned on Monday in federal court for purportedly lying to a Customs and Border Protection Agent about the pressure cooker and for allegedly using an altered passport. When asked about the passport, which had a missing page, Al Kwawahir apparently told...
  • Experts: Feds pressure widow, pals in bomb case

    05/04/2013 10:14:12 AM PDT · by redreno · 26 replies
    http://bigstory.ap.org ^ | 05/04/2013 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH and BRIDGET MURPHY
    BOSTON (AP) Every time the widow of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev leaves her parents' house, federal agents watching the residence follow her in unmarked vehicles. Federal authorities are placing intense pressure on what they know to be the inner circle of the two bombing suspects, arresting three college buddies of surviving brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and keeping Tamerlan's 24-year-old widow, Katherine Russell, in the public eye with their open surveillance and leaks to media about investigators' focus on her. Legal experts say it's part of their quest not just to determine whether Russell and the friends are culpable...
  • Spanish anarchists send Catholics explosive packages containing vibrators

    04/19/2013 2:33:59 PM PDT · by haffast · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 19 April 2013 14.17 EDT | Giles Tremlett
    An anarchist group in Spain has been sending bombs to prominent Roman Catholics, hiding the explosives inside packages containing vibrators. At least two such mini-bombs have been sent by a group that calls itself the Anticlerical Pro Sex Toys Group, according to Spain's state-owned EFE news agency. One device exploded at a postal sorting office, slightly injuring the woman who was handling the package. "Please accept our apologies," the group said in an email apparently sent to an anarchist website at the beginning of last month. "Next time we won't fail." The group targeted the Roman Catholic archbishop of Pamplona,...
  • Al Qaeda magazine on pressure cookers: Make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom

    04/16/2013 4:07:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Washigton Times ^ | 4/16/13 | ap
    CAIRO Homemade bombs built from pressure cookers, a version of which was used in the Boston Marathon bombings, have been a frequent weapon of militants in Afghanistan, India and Pakistan. Al-Qaedas branch in Yemen once published an online manual on how to make one, urging lone jihadis to act on their own to carry out attacks. President Barack Obama underlined Tuesday that investigators do not know if the twin bombing the day before that killed three people and wounded more than 170 was carried out by an international organization, a domestic group or a malevolent individual. There has been...
  • Explosives Used at Boston Marathon Were Pressure Cooker Bombs (Video)

    04/16/2013 9:45:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/16/13 | Jim Hoft
    The explosives used at the Boston Marathon were pressure cooker bombs. These were not particularly well built bombs. These bombs were first used in Afghanistan. Happening Now reported:
  • Parents of unborn babies with disabilities often experience great pressure to abort

    04/10/2013 5:57:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    life site ^ | Sarah Terzo
    April 10, 2013 (LiveActionNews.org) - Now that prenatal testing can so easily detect babies with physical and mental disabilities, more and more women are choosing to abort their children if something is wrong with them. For example, up to 92% of women whose tests show that they are carrying babies with Down syndrome abort. Some women have successfully sued doctors for the wrongful life of babies who were born handicapped, claiming that their doctors should have detected the anomaly so they could abort. Perhaps this is one reason why many doctors urge their pregnant patients to undergo amniocentesis, a test...
  • Perry under pressure to accept Obamacare

    03/31/2013 4:24:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    FT ^ | 3/31/13 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington
    High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email ftsales.support@ft.com to buy additional rights. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/564bdba2-99f3-11e2-83ca-00144feabdc0.html#ixzz2PA9gX3iV Rick Perry, the governor of Texas, is facing pressure from fellow Republicans to drop his opposition to accepting billions of dollars in federal funds under the Obamacare reforms and extend health insurance to 1.5m of the states poorest citizens. Mr Perry, a failed presidential candidate who has not ruled out running again in 2016, is on Monday expected to defend his...
  • Pressure is on Biden after Obama's lackluster debate performance

    10/07/2012 11:01:50 PM PDT · by granada · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Oct 7, 2012 | John Whitesides
    (Reuters) - He has been stereotyped as the Obama administration's gaffe-prone sideshow. But Vice President Joe Biden also is a veteran debater who was in the U.S. Senate for a quarter century and is perhaps the Democratic White House's most passionate defender of the working class. Now, with his debate against Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan coming up on Thursday, Biden is under pressure to help President Barack Obama's campaign recapture the momentum it enjoyed before Obama was outmaneuvered by Republican rival Mitt Romney last week in the first of their three debates. That debate trimmed Obama's lead in...
  • Mount Fuji under more pressure than last eruption

    09/06/2012 9:44:21 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    TOKYO: Pressure in the magma chamber of Japan's Mount Fuji is now higher than it was the last time the volcano erupted more than 300 years ago, scientists say. Tectonic shifts triggered by last year's huge 9.0 magnitude undersea quake have left the chamber under 16 times the minimum pressure at which an eruption can occur, researchers said. Researchers at the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention studied the tectonic movements caused by the tsunami-triggering quake on March 11, 2011 and a magnitude 6.4 quake that rocked central Japan four days later, Kyodo News reported. Mount Fuji...
  • Under Pressure: RNC Forces Jay Carney to Respond To His Blatant Use of False Talking Points

    05/30/2012 1:56:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/30/12 | goprapidresponse
    Jay Carney is forced to respond to RNC for using his false talking points on the country's debt (May 30, 2012).
  • Media Turn Hunger Striking Terrorist Spokesman into Victim

    02/21/2012 3:48:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/2/12 | Gavriel Queenann
    Islamic Jihad spokesman Khader Adnan said Tuesday he is ending his 66-day hunger strike after worldwide sympathy pressured the Justice Ministry to decide to end his administrative detention two months from now. Mainstream media have turned the terrorist leader into a victim and hero as he continued his hunger strike while under care in an Israeli hospital. The Islamic Jihad has been outlawed by the United States as a terror group. Eleven people were hurt Tuesday in a protest outside his prison cell near Jerusalem while he lay in his bed in Ziv Hospital, in Tzfat in northern Israel. Israeli...
  • Eating Less Salt May Not Lower Risk of Heart Disease

    07/25/2011 7:50:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 6, 2011 | KIM CAROLLO
    Eating Less Salt May Not Lower Risk of Heart Disease Contrary to what medical experts have been saying for years, a new study suggests salt may not be as bad for the heart as commonly believed. Researchers from the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth in Exeter, U.K. reviewed data from seven studies with nearly 6,500 participants who reduced their salt intake and found that while eating less salt did lower blood pressure, it did not reduce the risk of dying or of having heart disease.
  • Rod Blagojevich to judge: Sentence me now and cancel retrial

    03/09/2011 8:31:50 AM PST · by STARWISE · 19 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 3-9-11 | Natasha Korecki
    Rod Blagojevich wants to cancel his retrial, asking to be sentenced immediately, however, prosecutors and the judge would have to approve of the request. His lawyers filed a five-page motion asking to proceed to sentencing right away and avoid a retrial thats set to begin April 20. A second prosecution of this case is an irresponsible use of taxpayer funds in light of the current economic crisis and Blagojevichs imminent sentencing on the conviction from the first trial, lawyers wrote in the motion. U.S. District Judge James Zagel and federal prosecutors would have to agree however, to dismiss the remaining...
  • Under high congressional pressure, U.S. vetoes controversial Israel resolution

    02/18/2011 3:32:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/18/11 | Bridget Johnson
    The U.S. vetoed a controversial Palestinian Authority resolution at the United Nations Security Council as pressure on the administration mounted in the House. A letter urging Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to stand up against the resolution condemning Israel quickly racked up signatures in the House on Friday. Reps. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) and Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) circulated the letter, which had been signed by at least 110 members, making the rounds beginning Thursday afternoon and again later on Friday. The members responded to reports that a presidential statement condemning Israeli settlements could be
  • U.S. Pressure on Mubarak Opens a Rift With Arab Allies

    02/03/2011 7:17:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/3/11 | ADAM ENTOUS, JULIAN E. BARNES and JAY SOLOMON
    WASHINGTONPresident Barack Obama's attempt to abruptly push aside Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in favor of a transition government has sparked a rift with key Arab allies Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, which fear the U.S. is opening the door for Islamist groups to gain influence and destabilize the region. Vying to influence the outcome of events, Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E. have sent public and private messages of solidarity to Mr. Mubarak and his vice president, longtime intelligence chief Omar Suleiman, diplomats said. The messages amount to support for the president and Mr. Suleiman to oversee the transition and...
  • Catholic Church in Malaysia grows, despite Islamic pressure

    08/17/2010 3:02:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Asia News ^ | 8/17/2010 | Jeremy Lin
    Kota Kinabalu (AsiaNews) - Catholic community in the Archdiocese of Kota Kinabalu, capital of Sabah, is growing where the faithful are now more than 180 thousand, nearly 10% of the population. Sabah is one of 13 states of Malaysia and is situated in the northern part of Borneo.Many churches have increased the number of Sunday Masses, to cope with the influx of the faithful. The church of Stella Maris, for example, decided to celebrate on Sunday a third function in Bahasa Melayu, the local language, along with two others in English.Leonard Chin, faithful of the parish, told AsiaNews that "the...
  • Storm sets national low-pressure record

    10/28/2010 7:55:01 AM PDT · by DManA · 10 replies
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | October 28 2010 | Lisa Baumann,
    The Minnesota State Climatology Office reported that it appears that the minimum pressure measured at Bigfork is the new record low pressure for a non-tropical storm in the Continental U.S. (excluding tornadoes). For comparison, they also noted that the lowest pressure recorded in the Edmund Fitzgerald storm was 28.95 inches, and the lowest pressure record in the Armistice Day Storm was 28.55 inches. This storm also set local records for low pressure at Duluth and International Falls, and a new Wisconsin state record set at Superior, which recorded a reading of 961.3 millibars, or 28.39 inches of mercury, at...
  • No dissent allowed

    10/10/2010 11:32:20 AM PDT · by ancientart · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | October 10, 2010 | Donna Marmorstein
    Teachers at my cutting-edge California junior high applied pressure to make students ecological warriors. Students underwent daily propaganda sessions about litter and recycling, conservation and waste - all with an overarching apocalyptic theme. Food was scarce; air polluted; water contaminated; conditions crowded. Our teachers said that by the year 2000, people would need gas masks to step outdoors. We'd be lucky to survive into 2000 anyway. Soon, we'd all be packed shoulder to shoulder. Years later, I traveled across wide open spaces to South Dakota, dumbfounded. I'd been convinced that the entire nation was as densely packed as downtown Sacramento....
  • Afghan, Coalition Forces Keep Pressure on Insurgents

    08/12/2010 2:40:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2010 Partnered Afghan and coalition forces continue to put pressure on insurgents in Afghanistan, military officials reported. International Security Assistance Force Joint Command officials provided details on several recent operations: -- An Afghan and coalition security force killed more than 20 armed insurgents today during an ongoing clearing operation aimed at disrupting the Haqqani terrorist network's freedom of movement in the Dzadran district of Paktia province. The area is a known Haqqani safe haven used to stage attacks into the Afghan capital of Kabul and the Khost-Gardez Pass, officials said. When the security force arrived, dozens...
  • Britain Increasing Economic Pressure on Judea and Samaria Jews

    07/28/2010 7:42:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 2+ views
    inn ^ | 7/28/10 | Avi Yellin
    The government of Great Britain has begun advising its supermarkets on how to distinguish between Jewish and Arab manufactured foods from the Judea and Samaria regions of Israel. The British Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), has recommended that food labels for products made in Judea and Samaria say either Israeli settlement produce or Palestinian produce. The labels are intended to increase pressure on Israel to surrender these areas and to result in the exulsion of all Jewish residents. DEFRA, in keeping with Britains longstanding opposition to a Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria, said that traders...
  • China floods put pressure on Three Gorges Dam

    07/23/2010 7:52:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies · 1+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/23/10 | Chi-Chi Zhang - ap
    BEIJING Record-high water levels at China's massive Three Gorges Dam have called into question Beijing's claims that the world's largest hydroelectric project could withstand a 10,000-year flood. The water level reached 518 feet (158 meters) Saturday morning, just 55 feet (17 meters) from the reservoir's maximum capacity of 573 feet (175 meters), flood control headquarters in the central province of Hubei told The Associated Press. Water could go higher with China's national weather center issuing a warning Saturday of more torrential rains for the region through 8 a.m. Sunday.
  • Gates: Nuclear Weapons Would Make Iran Less Secure

    06/11/2010 2:20:34 AM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies · 380+ views
    DEFENSE.gov (AMERICAN FORCS PRESS SERVICE) ^ | LONDON, June 8, 2010 | By John D. Banusiewicz
    Note: The following text is a quote: Gates: Nuclear Weapons Would Make Iran Less Secure By John D. Banusiewicz American Forces Press Service LONDON, June 8, 2010 If Iran were to succeed in acquiring nuclear weapons, the subsequent chain of events would make that country less secure, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today. During a news conference, both Gates and British Defense Secretary Liam Fox expressed confidence that the United Nations Security Council soon will pass a new resolution imposing sanctions against Iran for its nuclear program and that more unilateral sanctions could follow from countries concerned...
  • Some Organizers Protest Their Unions Tactics

    11/18/2009 9:52:04 PM PST · by Saije · 1 replies · 342+ views
    NY Times ^ | 11/18/2009 | Steven Greenhouse
    After six years working in the laundry of a Miami hotel, Julia Rivera was thrilled when her union tapped her to become a full-time union organizer. But her excitement soon turned to outrage. Ms. Rivera said her supervisors at Unite Here, the hotel and restaurant workers union, repeatedly pressed her to reveal highly personal information, getting her to divulge that her father had sexually abused her. Later, she said, her supervisors ordered her to recount her tale of abuse again and again to workers they were trying to unionize at Tampa International Airport, convinced that Ms. Riveras story would move...
  • Netanyahu: Iran is a Weakling

    09/23/2009 4:16:16 AM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 10 replies · 689+ views
    Israel National News ^ | September 23, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has labeled the Iran regime as weaker than people think and that is susceptible to international pressure. Speaking with Wolf Blitzer of CNN, the Prime Minister said, The Iranian people detest this regime, as has been plainly evident in the recent election fraud. But, equally, I think that Iran is susceptible because its economy is susceptible. And the time for pressure is now, with or without talks.
  • WSJ: Obama and Shinseki now pressuring Veterans toward Euthanasia

    08/24/2009 10:57:19 AM PDT · by nmh · 56 replies · 2,806+ views
    HUman Events e-mail ^ | 8/24/09 | Connie Hair
    The Wall Street Journal just published a shocking editorial written by a respected University President, confirming the Obama Administration is now using VA hospitals to order doctors to pressure all military veterans to sign "pull the plug" do-not-resuscitate orders, hastening their premature deaths through mandatory "end of life" counseling. President Jim Towey of Saint Vincent's College, founder of the non-profit "Aging With Dignity" and former White House Director of faith based initiatives, wrote a blistering expose entitled "The Death Book For Veterans," revealing President Obama's new Veterans Administration (VA) directive, presumably signed by VA Secretary, General (ret.) Eric Shinseki, which...
  • Is China Behind N.Korea's Conciliatory Moves?

    08/11/2009 11:45:26 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 565+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 08/12/09
    Is China Behind N.Korea's Conciliatory Moves? Speculation is running high about the reason North Korea suddenly decided to discuss the release of a South Korean detained there incommunicado for 135 days with his employer, Hyundai Group chairwoman Hyun Jung-eun, coming as it does hard on the heels of former U.S. president Bill Clinton's visit to the North. Sources familiar with North Korean affairs and defectors from the Stalinist country say the developments owe much to Pyongyang's staunch ally China, which is implementing unprecedentedly tough sanctions against the North. Beijing has recently begun monitoring and regulating exports to the North, especially...
  • Netanyahu To Obama: Actually, We're Going To Keep Letting Jews Build Homes In Jerusalem

    07/19/2009 4:03:08 PM PDT · by Michel12 · 25 replies · 1,174+ views
    Mere rethoric blog ^ | Mere rethoric
    Jordan captured East Jerusalem in 1948 and expelled all surviving Jews from the city. Meanwhile Israel - being Israel - had no problem letting Arabs own homes in West Jerusalem. Israel then reunited the city in 1967, allowing anybody to purchase property anywhere. Arabs continued to buy land in the western part of the city and Jews began to move back to the portions Jordan had occupied. Theoretically this is what we call a "free market" in a "free country" where people live under the "rule of law." Unfortunately the Palestinians find Jews kind of icky so they're complaining to...
  • House fundraising arms increase the pressure for donations from members

    04/23/2009 11:47:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 229+ views
    The Hill ^ | 4/23/09 | Reid Wilson
    To feed their insatiable appetite for cash, the two parties House campaign committees are turning to their own members to fill their coffers. And as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has far outpaced its GOP rival in fundraising, so too have Democratic members given far more to the effort than their Republican counterparts. In total, Democrats have transferred $4.87 million from their campaign accounts to the DCCC, with 19 members forking over more than $100,000. By comparison, Republican members of Congress have given the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) just $477,000, with no member topping the six-figure mark. Both...
  • Pakistan leader under pressure to back Swat deal ('slitting their own throats' "diplomacy?")

    04/13/2009 9:46:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 397+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/13/09 | Zakar Khan - ap
    ISLAMABAD Pakistan's prime minister joined opposition leaders Monday to pressure the president to sign a law that would impose Islamic rule in a northwestern valley in exchange for peace with the Taliban. Meanwhile, authorities announced the arrest of a fifth suspect in the deadly siege of the Indian city of Mumbai last year. A Taliban spokesman said lawmakers would be considered to have abandoned Islam if they opposed the Islamic law deal. Many Western and Pakistani critics say the agreement represents a dangerous surrender to extremists behind a campaign of terror in the Swat Valley and more broadly across...
  • Bailout Nation Editor Quits McGraw Hill (book killed by "buzzsaw Barry")

    03/10/2009 12:53:40 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 842+ views
    Rithholtz ^ | 03/09/09 | Barry Ritholtz
    Bailout Nation Editor Quits McGraw Hill By Barry Ritholtz - March 9th, 2009, 8:15PM I now have permission from the relevant parties to release this information: The week after McGraw Hill refused to publish the book as written, the editor I was working with there, Jeanne Glasser, resigned. Jeanne Glasser was the person who first approached me about doing this book. She was terrific to work with, and I had a wonderful relationship with her. She fought hard for the book, going up against corporate interests that had a different agenda than publishing a solid, hard hitting book. Given her...
  • CA: Pressure grows on power plants' cooling system - Critics: Method harms marine life

    01/19/2009 9:03:15 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 656+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 1/19/09 | Mike Gardner
    SACRAMENTO Blamed for the widespread killing of marine life, California's coastal power plants are under mounting pressure to abandon an antiquated process that draws in ocean water to cool turbines. The battle has raged from the statehouse to the White House. California agencies are divided, the San Diego County Water Authority is worried, legislation has been introduced in Sacramento, and even the U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to weigh in. Opponents of more controls have warned of higher bills and tighter energy supplies. Water supplies from desalination plants built alongside power generators also could be at risk, they say....
  • Doctor: High Blood Pressure, Smoking Can Cause Brain Aneurysm[Biden Had No Proper Medical Vetting]

    09/03/2008 4:58:27 AM PDT · by Son House · 11 replies · 548+ views
    WTNV News Talk ^ | August 28, 2008 | Christy Chatman
    A ruptured aneurysm is the cause of death for a Columbus Swat Officer who died Wednesday. The Columbus Division of Police said Tim Haley collapsed after complaining of a headache during a training exercise. Haley's death comes a week after the same medical condition claimed the life of Ohio Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones. "Brain aneurysms are fairly common in the general population, but they're sort of a dilemma for us in medicine because if they rupture they're very bad--but many of them do not rupture," Dr. Ron Budzik said. Budzik is a Neuro-Interventional Radiologist at Riverside Hospital. "Up to 50...
  • The Greenlining Institute: Shakedown Artists

    08/05/2008 7:48:56 PM PDT · by vadum · 7 replies · 121+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | July 28, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    The weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal highlighted the growing menace of groups like California's Greenlining Institute. Greenlining is a left-wing pressure group that threatens adverse public relations campaigns against lenders that refuse to bow to its agenda. The Journal editorial begins: Readers who run a foundation, serve on a board or are thinking of starting such a charitable effort should know about the gauntlet of shakedown artists forming up to demand a piece of the action. As with so many marginal ideas, this one is coming out of California. A proposed bill there would have required foundations with...
  • Continuing Upward Pressure On Retail Gasoline Prices Expected

    05/21/2008 6:58:14 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 104+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 5-22-2008 | Rice University
    Continuing Upward Pressure On Retail Gasoline Prices Expected ScienceDaily (May 22, 2008) With the price of a barrel of oil hovering around $120, U.S. drivers can expect to pay more at the pump in the near future, according to a new study by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. "There is room for retail gasoline prices to move up," said Kenneth Medlock III, a Baker Institute fellow in energy studies and one of the study's authors. While Medlock cautioned that seasonal variability and other factors could affect prices in the near term, he said gasoline could easily reach...
  • Obama Cool Under Pressure

    05/11/2008 2:06:28 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 19 replies · 108+ views
    RCP ^ | May 11th, 2008 | David Ignatius
    Barack Obama called himself an "imperfect messenger" in his victory speech in North Carolina last Tuesday. That was a refreshing touch of humility, but it was also a fact. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee is far from perfect. But he has demonstrated the most mysterious and precious gift in politics, which is grace under pressure. Obama has remained "Mr. Cool," even when his campaign seemed to be blowing up around him. He didn't do the politically expedient things: He didn't wear his patriotism on his lapel with an American flag pin; he didn't promptly disown his race-baiting former pastor, Jeremiah...
  • Spy My Ride: Somebody may be tracking your vehicle and you don't know about it![Tire Pressure]

    04/10/2008 12:12:23 PM PDT · by BGHater · 21 replies · 165+ views
    Hex View ^ | Hex View
    New technologies always come with privacy issues There is no shortage of articles discussing privacy issues introduced by new technologies. ReadID, passports, chips in currency bills, and other engineering marvels designed for purposes of tracking and monitoring, always come with a bouquet of questions and privacy concerns. On the other hand, technologies not specifically designed for monitoring can sometimes be used for this very purpose and privacy problems introduced by them are often overlooked. Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) is one of those technologies. What is TPMS? TPMS lets on-board vehicle computers measure air pressure in the tires. If you...
  • Italy under EU pressure over dioxin-tainted mozzarella scare

    03/27/2008 4:55:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 176+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/27/08 | AFP
    BRUSSELS (AFP) - The spectre of a new food scare loomed over Europe on Thursday as Italy faced a possible EU ban on imports of mozzarella cheese because of high levels of dioxins in the milk used to make it. The European Commission warned Italy it could follow Japan and South Korea's lead in imposing an import ban on mozzarella cheese made from buffalo milk from the southern region of Campania. After a 6:00 p.m. (1700 GMT) deadline for Rome to provide more complete information expired, the European Union's executive arm called for urgent action and warned of unspecified steps...