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  • Oklahoma Adds New Drugs to Lethal-Injection Protocol

    03/24/2014 10:29:34 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 25, 2014 | NBC News
    "Lawyers for two men on death row in Oklahoma say the state has informed them it has a new execution protocol that would allow it to choose from any of five lethal injections. The change comes days after the state revealed that it had been unable to obtain the chemicals for its existing protocol: pentobarbital and vecuronium — prompting a court to delay the executions of convicted murderers Charles Warner and Clayton Lockett for a month. In the revised protocol given to the men's defense team, prison officials outline five possible one-drug and three-drug injections it could use to kill...
  • Bitcoin Exchanges Under ‘Massive and Concerted Attack’

    02/11/2014 12:06:45 PM PST · by Errant · 44 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 11 February 2014 | Emily Spaven
    A “massive and concerted attack” has been launched by a bot system on numerous bitcoin exchanges, Andreas Antonopoulos has revealed. This has lead to popular exchange Bitstamp putting a temporary halt on all bitcoin withdrawals. Antonopoulos, who is the chief security officer of Blockchain.info, said a DDoS attack is taking Bitcoin’s transaction malleability problem and applying it to many transactions in the network, simultaneously. “So as transactions are being created, malformed/parallel transactions are also being created so as to create a fog of confusion over the entire network, which then affects almost every single implementation out there,” he added.
  • Fixing Double Spending: Why Bitcoin is Revolutionary

    01/18/2014 9:17:00 AM PST · by Errant · 35 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 18 January, 2014 | John Henderson
    There are many reasons to be excited about bitcoin: it could enable totally new business and technology models; it resembles the Internet in the early ‘90s in the sense that it is a network that no one owns and everyone can contribute to; it could revolutionise legal concepts of ownership; it could disrupt the payments industry; and it could even become a huge tax haven. It could also flop.
  • Leg-Crossing Swedish Ambassador Angers Iran

    12/10/2012 6:03:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    The Local ^ | 8 Dec 12
    Sweden's newly appointed ambassador in Tehran has reportedly upset Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - by crossing his legs during a meeting. According to Iranian website Asriran.com the Swedish ambassador, Peter Tejler, committed the apparently offensive act after a ceremony in which he presented his credentials to the president. It is unclear, though, whether the president himself was offended by the ambassador's cross-legged pose or whether this was, in fact, the interpretation of events by Asriran.com. Photos from the meeting show Ahmadinejad himself sitting cross-legged, too. Armenian website Panorama translated the Iranian website's report, which explains that crossing one's legs "contradicts...
  • Protocol for High Treason

    10/10/2012 6:33:22 PM PDT · by publius321 · 12 replies
    Leaking military intelligence for Campaign Propaganda. Appointing admitted Communists to high federal positions. Possible cover up of evidence after assassination of US Ambassador. Apologizing to terrorists while blaming Americans and our constitution Dubious communication to Russian President of cooperation and possible subordination of US interests. Selling arms to drug cartels and then blaming deaths on US Constitution Suing states for protecting borders Those are just a few of the recent issues that I believe suggest possible treason by this administration. Barack Obama has made it clear from the beginning that he plans to "reshape" America. His greatest influences in life...
  • It's a 'state dinner' if the president calls it one

    03/13/2012 2:25:51 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/13/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    There has been some debate -- and consternation among purists – over whether Wednesday’s White House dinner for British Prime Minister David Cameron is technically a “state dinner” because Cameron is not the British head of the state. True, the queen is the head of state. And Cameron’s visit therefore is not considered a “state visit” but rather an “official visit.” But the dinner is technically a state dinner because the president is hosting it, according to the office of protocol at the State Department. “When it comes to the dinner, as the chief of state, President Obama is hosting...
  • Queen Declines to Bail Out Bam

    05/25/2011 3:24:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 107 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 25, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Folks, I'm telling you look how unsure Obama is. He doesn't even dare to speak to audiences in the United States now! He has to go to Europe to find an audience with grownups, and look! He loves hanging around with monarchs. He really envies the Queen. He hopes to be that someday. (He's gotta learn how to do a toast.) You see that? That's hilarious. Now, if that had been Bush? (snorts) Well, you know what they'd be doing. The media today for Obama says, "Couldn't the Queen have bailed him out? Couldn't the Queen have...
  • Did Obama ‘Snub’ 9/11 Families? (Invites Were Addressed "Dear 9/11 family member" - IMPEACH!!!)

    05/05/2011 3:02:44 PM PDT · by library user · 37 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | May 5, 2011 | by Alana Goodman
    He placed a wreath at Ground Zero, met with 9/11 firefighters and vowed that, “when we say ‘we will never forgot,’ we mean what we say.” But it seems like the president did overlook one detail — putting names on the invitations to 9/11 families. The administration apparently sent out form-letter invites to 50 hand-picked relatives of 9/11 victims, which began “Dear 9/11 family member.” At least one family has turned down the request, saying that they felt the letter was impersonal. “If this form letter was the invitation, it was kinda lame,” said John Vigiano, who lost two heroic...
  • Obama White House Defends Anti-American State Dinner Music (Beck says fire protocol chief)

    01/25/2011 4:05:28 AM PST · by Liz · 29 replies
    THE BLAZE ^ | 1/24/11 | Posted by Meredith Jessup
    After a number of conservatives criticized the White House for sitting idly by while Chinese pianist Lang Lang tickled the ivories with an anti-American ballad at last week’s State Dinner for President Hu Jintao, the White House responded Monday condemning the criticism and insisting the song, “My Motherland,” was no insult to the United States. As we reported Sunday, the pianist claims to have chosen the song because “playing the tune at the White House banquet can help us, as Chinese people, feel extremely proud of ourselves and express our feelings through the song.” The song was written for the...
  • VANITY: QUESTION FOR FREEPERS

    01/16/2011 7:36:24 AM PST · by JNRoberts · 47 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/16/11 | JN Roberts
    I notice the honor guard all turn at once except for 1. He seems to pause intentionally, then turn much slower than the others. Was this intentional or a mess up?
  • Flag at Half Staff for Tucson Shooting Victims (Vanity)

    01/10/2011 5:00:10 PM PST · by pfflier · 16 replies
    First, I would like to express my condolences to all of the victims' families from the January 8 shooting in Tucson. It is a tragedy and I am sorry for your loss.That being said, does anyone else see the presidential directive to fly the flag at half staff as inappropriate? I know that Title 4, Chapter 1 section 7m of the US Flag Code allows that it can be done at the direction of the president or state governor. But the criteria in the code says in part:"By order of the President, the flag shall be flown at half-staff upon...
  • China calls for Kyoto Protocol extension

    12/06/2010 12:31:25 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Dec. 3, 2010, 4:43 p.m. EST | Ashley P. Lau, MarketWatch
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — A senior Chinese delegate on Friday urged his fellow international officials to extend the commitments of the environmental Kyoto Protocol, which is set expire in 2012 and has been a contentious issue at this week’s U.N. Climate Change Conference in Cancún, Mexico. “If any balanced outcome can be produced in international climate change, there must be a continuation of KP,” said China’s Huikang Huang at a press conference in Cancún, in reference to the Kyoto Protocol. “There must be a second period. Without this element there will be no balance.” Huang’s comments come as the nearly...
  • She made me do it: Conservative Muslim Indonesia minister says Michelle Obama forced handshake

    11/09/2010 11:00:37 AM PST · by maggief · 72 replies
    AP ^ | November 9, 2010
    sns-ap-as-indonesia-michelles-handshake JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A conservative Muslim government minister admits he shook hands with first lady Michelle Obama in welcoming her to Indonesia but says it wasn't his choice. Footage on YouTube shows otherwise, sparking a debate that has lit up Facebook, Twitter and the rest of the blogosphere. "I tried to prevent (being touched) with my hands but Mrs. Michelle held her hands too far toward me (so) we touched," Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring told tens of thousands of followers on Twitter.
  • Protocol glitch: US says sorry to Chavan, Bhujbal

    11/06/2010 12:06:27 AM PDT · by LucyT · 12 replies
    NDTV India ^ | November 05, 2010 20:29 IST | NDTV Corespondent
    Mumbai: There's been a major protocol glitch on the eve of Barack Obama's visit to Mumbai that has top Maharashtra politicians, including the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister taking a stand against attending the functions arranged for the US President. The reason for the outrage, a questionnaire sent to the political and bureaucratic big wigs by the US Consulate demanding identity details including date of birth and even blood type.
  • Kyoto Fraud Revealed

    10/17/2010 8:36:29 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The American Interest online ^ | 10/14/10 | Walter Russell Mead
    Posted on October 14th, 2010 Kyoto Fraud Revealed Walter Russell Mead Posted In: General When the idiotic Kyoto Protocol was put before the US Senate, 95 senators voted against this confused and destructive initiative on the grounds that, as designed, the measure would simply ship American jobs to China and other countries without reducing greenhouse gasses. For years, green activists have mourned and bemoaned the shortsightedness of the US. How could we sit out from something so noble, so planet saving, so wise as the sacred Kyoto Protocol? We have been listening to the green moral scolds for twenty years:...
  • C3PO: “Etiquette and Protocol Robot”

    06/19/2010 7:27:41 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 187 replies · 703+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/19/2010 | Moneyrunner
    A great deal of the internet is populated by C2PO wanna bees. If you ever watched a Star Wars movie (and who hasn’t) you know the shiny gold robot named C3PO whose purpose is “etiquette and protocol.” The internet has developed its own system of etiquette and protocol. One of these is an abhorrence of what is referred to as “link whoring” which is defined as encouraging people to click on your website. According to this protocol the internet virgin is supposed to sit demurely on the sidelines, knees tightly together, until she is spotted by a search engine like...
  • Obama leaves WH without press, breaking protocol

    04/10/2010 6:17:45 PM PDT · by mort56 · 245 replies · 13,034+ views
    Google News ^ | 4/10/10 | AP
    President Barack Obama quietly breached years of protocol on Saturday morning by leaving the White House without the press with him. About two hours before reporters were supposed to be in position to leave with the president, Obama left the grounds of the White House. Members of the press were told he was attending one of his daughter's soccer games in northwest Washington, D.C. The White House press corps traditionally travels with the president anywhere he goes, inside and outside the country, to report on the president's activities for the benefit of informing the public and for historical record.
  • Obama leaves WH without press, breaking protocol

    04/10/2010 12:16:38 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 210 replies · 8,820+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 10, 2010
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama quietly breached years of protocol on Saturday morning by leaving the White House without the press with him.
  • Bin Laden deplores climate change ["Global Warming" insanity meets Islamic terrorism]

    01/29/2010 2:05:32 AM PST · by free1977free · 98 replies · 2,888+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | Friday, January 29, 2010
    Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader, has condemned the US and other industrial economies, holding them responsible for the phenomenon of climate change. In an audio tape obtained by Al Jazeera, bin Laden criticised George Bush, the former US president, for rejecting the Kyoto pact and condemned global corporations. "This is a message to the whole world about those responsible for climate change and its repercussions - whether intentionally or unintentionally - and about the action we must take," bin Laden said. "Speaking about climate change is not a matter of intellectual luxury - the phenomenon is an actual fact."...
  • USB 3.0: freakishly fast - maybe

    01/12/2010 8:02:47 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 48 replies · 1,456+ views
    ZDNet ^ | 7 January 2010 | Robin Harris
    You’ll be hearing a lot about USB 3.0 this year. And well you should, because its potential is vast. But will system vendors step up to the plate to deliver all of USB 3’s goodness?Speeds und feeds USB 2.0 has never delivered the advertised 480 mbits/sec because that number technically correct and operationally bogus. If you have data transferring in both directions at the same time it could happen - but for USB disks it never does. That drops the theoretical transfer rate to 240 mbits/sec, but because of protocol overhead - for example, some signal redundancy to increase data...
  • Oops, He Did It Again

    11/16/2009 7:20:47 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 11 replies · 715+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 11-16-09 | Stoutcat
    One might think he had learned his lesson back in April after his greeting to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia created such a brouhaha. But one would be wrong. President Obama is at it again, showing his subservient colors, as he bows to Japan’s Emperor Akihito. We’ve been told, ad nauseum, that President Obama is a brilliant man, equal to any situation, attentive to nuances so subtle only he could distinguish them (akin to the way a dog can hear things that we mere humans can’t.) And yet here he goes again, presenting himself (and by extension, his nation) as...
  • BRITISH Paper Labels Obama "The Groveler in Chief"

    11/15/2009 4:34:54 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 18 replies · 1,647+ views
    UK Daily Mail/The Lid ^ | 11/15/09 | The Lid
    One of President Obama's major campaign promises was to improve the United States reputation abroad. I wonder if he meant that he was going to make America the butt of the World's Jokes. Yesterday the POTUS had another Protocol faux pas by bowing down to Japanese Emperor Akihito, the second time he bowed down to a world leader (King Fahd of Saudi Arabia was the first). By subordinating himself to other world leaders the President has damaged the prestige of the office he holds and of the country. The press in other countries are now running stories with headlines calling...
  • White House Defends Obama’s Bow to Japanese Emperor as ‘Protocol’

    11/15/2009 4:08:06 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 366 replies · 11,200+ views
    breitbart.tv ^ | November 15, 2009 | .breitbart.tv
    Politico: A senior administration official said President Barack Obama was simply observing protocol when he bowed to Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko upon arriving at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Saturday.
  • EDITORIAL: Barack takes a bow. The president shows fealty to a Muslim king

    04/07/2009 4:19:16 AM PDT · by Scanian · 53 replies · 2,456+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2009 | Editorial
    In a shocking display of fealty to a foreign potentate, President Obama bowed to Saudi King Abdullah at the Group of 20 summit in London last week. Mr. Obama later said in Strasbourg, France, "We have to change our behavior in showing the Muslim world greater respect." Symbolism is important in world affairs. By bending over to show greater respect to Islam, the U.S. president belittled the power and independence of the United States. The bow was an extraordinary protocol violation. Such an act is a traditional obeisance befitting a king's subjects, not his peer. There is no precedent for...
  • Thoughts-Tea Parties and the Shamwow Guy; Obama Bows to the King; More

    04/05/2009 3:04:19 PM PDT · by Fishtalk · 2 replies · 445+ views
    Weekly fish Thoughts ^ | 4/5/09 | Pat Fish
    In thoughts this week we've got info on the upcoming tea parties…time for us to take to the streets folks. The shamwow guy, what a shame. We've got an actual cardinal singing of spring to us, the quip of the week, and a rant about Obama hiring and firing folks. Will you be next? Finally, the WORST inventions...ever. A cat wig?
  • Obama Bows Down to Saudi King

    04/02/2009 9:35:37 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 70 replies · 4,650+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 4/02/09 | clarice feldman
    Picture of Obama bowing to Saudi King
  • Obama Chic: President Forges New Path in Protocol

    03/09/2009 6:31:32 AM PDT · by syriacus · 14 replies · 1,076+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 12, 2009 | Cristina Corbin
    Like his predecessors, Obama must master the presidential protocol that has long ruled the White House. From military salutes to the presidential march to the customs by which foreign visitors are welcomed, every commander-in-chief must respect the traditions that have come to define the office.
  • United States Flag Manual

    11/03/2008 4:54:48 PM PST · by sailordoc · 2 replies · 507+ views
    The Military Salute Project has released the UNITED STATES FLAG MANUAL, a 45-page comprehensive summary of the history of the American Flag and the regulations and guidelines for its display and use. Three free online viewing or download options are available ... -- Adobe PDF format for printing on one side of a page -- Microsoft Word format for printing on one side of a page -- Microsoft Word format for printing as a book on both sides of mirrored pages For more information, please visit our web page at ... http://home.att.net/~militarysalute3/-------------------------------------------- Jeff Seeber, Director Military Salute Project – Woodbury,...
  • American Flags Trashed At Invesco

    09/06/2008 9:56:44 AM PDT · by bocopar · 17 replies · 265+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 9/6/08 | Bob Parks
    This will not sit well with many. Here’s a rundown of my night at convention: 2:55 p.m. — After a long walk, I reach the huge white tents where we have to go through the scanning and search routine. There are dumpsters filling up with stuff people can’t take into the stadium. I notice umbrellas and even American flags thrown in the trash cans. (Ironically, everyone inside was handed an American flag.) This story is now breaking.
  • Protocol staff provides first-class service all the way

    02/26/2008 3:56:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 57+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Staff Sgt. Ruth Curfman, USAF
    2/26/2008 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- Although they primarily work behind the scenes, staff in the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing protocol office works hard to ensure distinguished visitors have a positive experience while visiting the base. Protocol personnel achieve this goal by providing a variety of services to allow DVs a chance to focus more on the mission and interacting with everyone from senior leaders to new Airmen. "We develop itineraries highlighting the 332nd AEW mission, and particularly, we coordinate visits to locations that the visitor may be able to assist the wing with," said Lt. Col. Karen...
  • Kyoto Protocol: Adapt Or Fry

    09/10/2006 3:40:21 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 608+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 9-10-2006 | Michael Reilly
    Kyoto protocol: Adapt or fry 10:00 10 September 2006 From New Scientist Print Edition. Michael Reilly Is it all over for Kyoto? Should we accept that global warming is inevitable and plan accordingly? Yes, says Frances Cairncross, president of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BA) which held its annual festival in Norwich, UK, this week. On Monday Cairncross described the Kyoto protocol as "ineffectual" and called for the world to accept that "a hotter, drier world" is coming - even if everyone fulfils their obligations under Kyoto and pegs levels of carbon dioxide back below the 1990...
  • Waiting on warrant protocol (and other poop on William Jefferson D-La.)

    09/05/2006 3:49:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies · 457+ views
    NOLA ^ | 9/03/06 | Bruce Alpert, Bill Walsh
    ON THE HILLNews from the Louisiana delegation in the nation's capital Sunday, September 03, 2006 By Bruce Alpert and Bill Walsh Waiting on warrant protocol The Justice Department doesn't plan to issue guidelines for executing criminal search warrants on congressional offices until after the legal wrangling with Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, is over, a top official said last week. "What is decided there (in the case) might be informative for us," Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty said in a brief interview. **SNIP** Jefferson leads pack in postal privileges Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, leads the Louisiana delegation in sending...
  • Canada's New Attitude (the West is waking up!)

    06/08/2006 3:39:29 PM PDT · by Dark Skies · 29 replies · 1,459+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 6/8/2006 | Paul Jackson
    One of the first things Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper did after the weekend arrests of 17 suspected Islamic terrorists in Ontario was to pick up the phone and thank President George W. Bush for American assistance in tying the alleged plot together. That was most assuredly unlike the attitude of former Liberal Prime Minister Jean Chretien, who tried to sooth and smooth Canadians fears after 9/11 by telling them since Canada was a “multicultural society” they were safe from the threats of a terrorist attack. Or from the stance of Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin — Chretien’s succesor and...
  • Canada would lose credibility if it withdrew from Kyoto: briefing note ( PC Barf )

    05/13/2006 7:26:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies · 514+ views
    Rogers Media Inc. ^ | May 12, 2006 | DENNIS BUECKERT
    Canada would lose international credibility and the ability to influence future climate-change negotiations if it withdrew from the Kyoto Protocol, say briefing documents prepared for Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay. "Given the Kyoto Protocol's international profile . . . withdrawal from the Protocol would have important foreign policy implications," says the document, marked "secret." The analysis could explain why the Conservative government has chosen to remain within the protocol despite having fought it while in opposition, and despite deeming its targets unrealistic. "Canada would also have difficulty contributing effectively to consideration of possible future commitments by the developing countries, like...
  • White outfit, wrong occasion, Cherie (Cherie Blair didn't wear black to meet the Pope)

    04/29/2006 7:27:04 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 428 replies · 6,420+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 4/29/06 | Malcolm Moore and Jonathan Petre
    Cherie Blair provoked surprise in the Vatican and the ire of a Roman Catholic MP yesterday by wearing all-white to meet the Pope, a privilege normally reserved for Catholic Queens.The Vatican convention is that females meeting the Pontiff should wear black, preferably with a black veil, or mantilla.   Cherie Blair with Pope Benedict When the Queen met Pope John Paul II six years ago, she observed the code meticulously.Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, wore black, but omitted the veil.By contrast, Mrs Blair, a staunch Catholic, chose to exercise the "privilege du blanc", usually granted only to the wives...
  • The OFFICIAL weekly "24" Season 5 Live Thread-2

    04/24/2006 12:30:28 PM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 4,985 replies · 80,027+ views
    FOX 24 ^ | 4-24-06 | Jack Bauer
  • The OFFICIAL weekly "24" Season 5 Live thread!

    01/12/2006 7:03:24 AM PST · by OXENinFLA · 12,896 replies · 188,124+ views
    FOX 24 ^ | 1-15-06 | Jack Bauer
  • Global Warming Needs New Look at Mechanisms Involved

    01/26/2006 1:21:30 PM PST · by genefromjersey · 15 replies · 851+ views
    The Morning Paper-Special Edition | 01/26/06 | vanity
    Global Warming Needs “New Look” at Mechanisms Involved As Europe struggles with another week of sub-zero temperatures- (Russia and the Ukraine have reported –40 degree temperatures and considerable loss of life)- recent discoveries have been causing “the Greenhouse Gas Gang” some additional loss of composure. Last year, according to the January 14,2006 of “New Scientist” magazine, environmental engineer Frank Keppler, and his colleagues at the Max Planck Institute discovered that living plants emit a significant portion – 10% to 30 % ,depending on the season – of the methane –a more serious greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide- that makes its...
  • US move paves way for new climate change talks

    12/11/2005 4:32:57 PM PST · by cope85 · 5 replies · 357+ views
    news.ft.com/ ^ | December 11 2005 | Fiona Harvey
    US move paves way for new climate change talks By Fiona Harvey in Montreal Talks will begin next year on the future of international co-operation on climate change, after the US withdrew its objections to such discussions at the end of a marathon negotiating session on Saturday in Montreal. The agreement was hailed as a “triumph” by the UK, which chairs both the Group of Seven leading economies and the European Union. Critics of the United Nations-brokered Kyoto protocol on climate change have called for its demise since it was signed in 1997. But at the weekend the Kyoto process...
  • Belgium-Iran lunch off menu over booze ban

    07/02/2005 3:25:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 411+ views
    Middle East Times ^ | June 30, 2005
    BRUSSELS -- The speaker of Belgium's parliament has canceled a lunch with his Iranian counterpart because the visiting Tehran delegation insisted that no alcohol be served, officials said on Thursday. Confirming a report in the daily De Standaard, a parliamentary spokesman said that the lunch scheduled for Friday was called off because "we didn't want to bow to outside rules", although talks are still scheduled. Assembly chief Herman De Croo told the Flemish-language daily that he had not received a written request about the booze ban, "but I was told indirectly that they were asking for alcohol not to be...
  • Sen. Clinton Bashes Bush on Environment

    06/07/2005 10:03:24 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 16 replies · 804+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | June 7th, 05 | AP
    NEW YORK - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton criticized the Bush administration's record on unemployment, women's rights and the environment, saying it is "intent upon consolidating and abusing power." "We are living in a time when the other side doesn't want us to see the facts. Facts are inconvenient — facts about global warming, facts about mercury in the air, facts about people staying unemployed longer," said Clinton, considered a Democratic contender for the presidency in 2008. The former first lady spoke Monday at a New York Women for Hillary breakfast, which raised $250,000 for her 2006 Senate re-election campaign. She...
  • Yushchenko promises to ratify the 14th Protocol of Euroconvention

    05/16/2005 5:55:03 PM PDT · by jb6 · 8 replies · 200+ views
    Forum Ukraine ^ | 16 May 2005
    Ukraine intends to join to the Group of State against the Corruption. The President of Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko said about it, coming out on the plenary session of the 3rd Summit of EC-Council heads of states and governments. According to his words, the new Ukrainian power declared the war against the corruption and wishes to win by all means including the legal mechanisms created by the Council of Europe, reported "UNIAN." As used here, mentioned Yushchenko, Ukraine ratified the Civil Convention against the Corruption and is going to join the Group of the States against the Corruption. He also pointed...
  • Entity behind Kyoto conned public

    04/21/2005 10:29:35 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 20 replies · 1,269+ views
    CFP ^ | April 21, 2005 | Judi McLeod & David Hawkins
    We’ve all been had. The bottom has long since fallen out of the key group that master-minded the Kyoto Protocol credit scheme, but nobody seemed to have joined the dots. It all began with the flight of Canadian Maurice Strong’s Earth Council from Costa Rica as noted by the National Post’s Peter Foster in May, 2004. With no fanfare, the Earth Council landed in CH2M Hill’s Consumer Road Toronto office towers. The Costa Rican government has been pursuing the Earth Council for payment of U.S.$1.65 million, for the wrongful sale of a tract of land it imprudently donated to the...
  • Level the Playing Field--As Long as it's in my Favor! - (former CBS V.P. on "liberal fairness")

    04/09/2005 1:10:47 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 409+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | APRIL 8, 2005 | LEE ELLIS
    The phrase, “Level Playing Field,” was coined in the 1980s, according to The Phrase Finder, to mean fair competition with no advantage to either side. Today, I hear this phrase used more often in politics—from both the Left and the Right. Somehow, I think this phrase has become contaminated, depending on one’s viewpoint or naiveté. Coming from the Right, this probably means “idealism.” Coming, though, from the Left, I suspect that it means that they want welfare from the USA, or they prefer to blame the USA for its capitalism and imperialism and look to either Socialism or Communism as...
  • Study: Newborn euthanasia often goes unreported in Netherlands

    03/10/2005 11:15:45 AM PST · by bloggodocio · 3 replies · 353+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | March 10, 2005 | Linda A. Johnson
    (AP) - Euthanizing terminally ill newborns, while still very rare, is more common in the Netherlands than was believed when the startling practice was reported a few months ago - and experts say it also occurs, quietly, in other countries. Dutch doctors estimate that at least five newborn mercy killings occur for every one reported in that country, which has allowed euthanasia for competent adults since 1985. In 2002, doctors at University Medical Center Groningen helped create the so-called Groningen protocol, a list of standards for performing and reporting euthanasia of newborns with serious, incurable deformities. The aim was to...
  • Kyoto & World Bank *the bookie!*

    02/26/2005 1:13:20 AM PST · by eluminate · 27 replies · 801+ views
    AsiaTimes ^ | Feb 26, 2005 | Daphne Wysham
    Here, the World Bank saw opportunity. One leaked document exposed World Bank plans to profit handsomely by charging a 5% commission on carbon transactions in a self-appointed role as a broker between Northern and Southern governments and industries. (The commission - which the Bank now claims is merely to cover costs - will be closer to 8-10%.) With a potential market in carbon dioxide that could reach $2 billion by 2005, the World Bank noted in the leaked memo, it could quickly earn $100 million in one year - and that was just for starters. Why is there so much...
  • Price of Carbon on the Rise (Kyoto Protocol)

    02/22/2005 10:06:58 AM PST · by nextthunder · 23 replies · 803+ views
    ipsnews.net/ ^ | Feb 22 2005 | Diana Cariboni
    Price of Carbon on the Rise MONTEVIDEO, Feb 22 (IPS) - The Industrial Revolution in the Western world, responsible for much of the pollution now threatening the planet's very existence, was fuelled by the drive for profit. How ironic, then, that profit motives form part of the Kyoto Protocol, which entered into force last week as a means of obliging the wealthy industrialised countries to curb emissions of the gases that cause global warming and climate change. Carbon dioxide, one of the ”greenhouse gases” that trap heat in the earth's atmosphere, is now a tradable commodity. It is currently selling...
  • VANITY QUESTION: Need help on proper form for addressing a former Congressman

    02/02/2005 7:42:15 AM PST · by hispanarepublicana · 12 replies · 1,054+ views
    HR
    I'm working on writing letters to a number of former Congressmen. What is proper form in the address block? Is it The Honorable Joe Schmoe Former U.S. Congressman Address, City, State, Zip Dear Congressman Schmoe: Or is it The Honorable Joe Schmoe Owner, Joe Schmoe's Post-Congress Company Address, City, State, Zip Dear Former Congressman Schmoe
  • The Doernbecher Principle...

    12/23/2004 9:28:18 PM PST · by Mr.Atos · 182+ views
    My Sandmen ^ | 12.23.04 | Mr.Atos
    Shortly after our first son was born, our attention shifted with friend's, to the arrival of their new baby boy. The day brought both joy and tragedy. Their son was alive, but had been born with a severe birth defect that threatened both his immediate survival and hope for a normal life beyond. I cannot imagine the strength that it took for them to endure the first few seconds of birth, through the perserverence of the weeks, months, and even years of care, pain and surgery. An easier decision might have been made elsewhere in the world for them, despite...
  • Communist Protocol Treaty, A.K.A. Kyoto Protocol Treaty will destroy America and Your Life:

    12/20/2004 1:45:40 PM PST · by coffee260 · 5 replies · 522+ views
    12/20/04 | Self
    The diabolical plan of the Kyoto Treaty is to banned cars, destroy Industry and lower your lifestyle. They are using the environmental movement to try and complete this diabolical plan. This is really just a plan to bring back Communism under a new name. So the people who want Communism are using the Kyoto Treaty to take Americas wealth and redistribute under the name of "Environmentalism". Have you heard of "global warming"? This is the first issue environmentalist are trying to use to rob America. There is no scientific evidence to back claims of man-made global warming. Period...End of story...Or...