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  • Leaked paper: EU wants ‘guaranteed’ access to US oil and gas

    07/09/2014 11:07:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 07/09/14 @ 09:27 | Benjamin Fox
    The EU wants the US to lift its restrictions on exporting gas and crude oil as part of ongoing trade talks, according to a leaked European Commission document. The strategy paper by the EU executive, obtained by the Washington Post, calls for “a legally binding commitment … guaranteeing the free export of crude oil and gas resources”. EU and US trade officials will hold their sixth round of talks on an ambitious Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in Brussels next week, which officials argue could be worth €100 billion per year, equivalent to an additional 0.5 percent of EU...
  • Obama trip to Europe, Saudi Arabia to be dominated by Crimea

    03/22/2014 11:08:57 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 21, 2014 | BY LESLEY CLARK
    President Barack Obama had planned a week long trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia to highlight global progress in ridding the world of nuclear materials, soak up the positive publicity emanating from Pope Francis and reassure an anxious Gulf ally of the U.S. commitment to the region. Instead, the trip will be dominated by Russia’s military seizure of Crimea and Obama’s efforts to persuade European allies to step up sanctions on Russia, even as critics at home suggest Obama hasn’t been as tough on Russian President Vladimir Putin as he needs to be. Obama, who arrives in the Netherlands on...
  • Puppeteer Who Wanted to Cook and Eat Children Exposed in Vast International Child Porn Ring

    08/07/2012 10:52:51 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    Christian News ^ | August 06, 2012 | Heather Clark
    A puppeteer is facing conspiracy and child pornography charges as part of a vast international child porn ring that has been unraveling over the past two years. Ronald Brown, 57, of Largo, Florida, is accused of plotting to murder, cook and eat small children, especially a particular young boy at his church. According to Pastor Randy Morris of Gulf Cost Church, Brown served as a volunteer in the congregation’s puppet ministry. He also often transported children to and from Sunday services with the church van. “We’re incredibly shocked and saddened by the news,” stated Morris. “It’s a very sobering thought...
  • Ronald Brown, Fla. puppeteer, appears in federal court on child porn and kidnapping charges

    07/27/2012 5:03:34 PM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 26, 2012 | Crimesider Staff
    (CBS) TAMPA, Fla. - Florida puppeteer Ronald Brown appeared in federal court Tuesday on charges of child pornography and conspiring to kidnap a child, CBS Tampa reports. Brown, 57, was arrested Friday after an international investigation conducted by the Department of Homeland Security. A criminal complaint followed Brown's graphic online conversation with another man about kidnapping, sexually abusing, murdering and eating children, CBS Tampa reported. A search warrant was issued on July 19 for Brown's residence. Homeland Security Investigators seized media including CDs, DVDs, thumb drives, micro disks and VHS tapes that contained several images of naked, bound and...
  • Inside Media Matters: Erratic behavior, close coordination with White House and news organizations

    02/12/2012 9:01:46 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | February 13, 2012 | Tucker Carlson and Vince Coglianese
    David Brock was smoking a cigarette on the roof of his Washington, D.C. office one day in the late fall of 2010 when his assistant and two bodyguards suddenly appeared and whisked him and his colleague Eric Burns down the stairs. Brock, the head of the liberal nonprofit Media Matters for America, had told friends and co-workers that he feared he was in imminent danger from right-wing assassins and needed a security team to keep him safe. The threat he faced while smoking on his roof? “Snipers,” a former co-worker recalled. ...more...
  • The Audacity of Occupy Wall Street

    11/04/2011 10:25:38 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 35 replies
    The Nation ^ | 11/1/2011 | Richard Kim
    A few years ago, Joe Therrien, a graduate of the NYC Teaching Fellows program, was working as a full-time drama teacher at a public elementary school in New York City. Frustrated by huge class sizes, sparse resources and a disorganized bureaucracy, he set off to the University of Connecticut to get an MFA in his passion—puppetry. Three years and $35,000 in student loans later, he emerged with degree in hand, and because puppeteers aren’t exactly in high demand, he went looking for work at his old school. The intervening years had been brutal to the city’s school budgets—down about 14...
  • George Soros Pulling The Strings Behind The DREAM Act. (..stop it in the senate..)

    12/12/2010 6:47:03 AM PST · by yoe · 22 replies
    Congress.org ^ | December 9, 2010 | Rep. Bobby Scott
    Pelosi-Reid Amnesty Legislation Smoke Screen Lame Duck Voting On The DREAM Act Before Christmas! ALERT: The Pelosi-Reid Amnesty strategy is a smoke screen of legislation with votes being scheduled and delayed to confuse Congress and the American people. Do not be fooled AMNESTY IS THE GOAL. FAX and CALL CONGRESS NOW and often. Stop ACORN & George Soros From Passing The DREAM Act TODAY ACORN-Soros Fund Passage Of DREAM Act! George Soros, ACORN & Obama the Liberal money machine is working to force taxpayers to fund FREE college tuition for ILLEGAL ALIENS and give millions of criminal illegals amnesty. George...
  • Soros Donates $1 Million to Media Matters

    10/20/2010 11:10:27 AM PDT · by abb · 43 replies · 2+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 20, 2010 | Michael D. Shear
    Media Matters, the liberal activist group that wages a rhetorical war against Fox News Channel and others in the conservative press, will announce on Wednesday the receipt of a $1 million donation from the philanthropist George Soros. In a statement obtained by The Caucus, the organization says it plans to use the money to intensify its efforts to hold the Fox host Glenn Beck and others on the cable news channel accountable for their reporting. “Fox has transformed itself into a 24-7 G.O.P. attack machine, dividing Americans through fear-mongering and falsehoods and undermining the legitimacy of our government for partisan...
  • Soros' latest gambit

    09/12/2010 9:55:08 AM PDT · by yoe · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 11, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    George Soros, patron saint of Democrats everywhere, sugar daddy of their party, early backer of Barack Obama, funder of influential think tanks (such as the omnipresent Center for American Progress, a group that has become a media mouthpiece), and the grand champion funder of 527 groups nationwide (such as MoveOn.org) has been funding the takeover of one more branch of government: states' judiciary, according to this (Washington Post).[snip] Of course, Soros and his allies and employees are fighting back-justifying their actions by bringing out the old bugaboo of corporate America. They justify their efforts by characterizing them as defensive and,...
  • Soros Has a Pastor Close to Obama On His Payroll

    08/25/2010 6:56:14 AM PDT · by opentalk · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 25, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    The tangled web woven by George Soros served as a safety net for Barack Obama when he needed rescue from the exposure of Jeremiah Wright as an America-hating radical. Pastor Jim Wallis lied about receiving money from George Soros's Open Society Institute. His organization, Sojourners, is a leftist "social justice" type of ministry. He, and Sojourners, have a history with Barack Obama that I have been tracking for a few years. When the Jeremiah Wright scandal erupted, candidate Barack Obama had to find religion -- fast. Fortunately , for him, he had a backup Pastor in place and ready to...
  • Oliver Stone lunches with George Soros

    07/05/2010 6:26:39 AM PDT · by opentalk · 14 replies · 1+ views
    NYPost ^ | July 4,2010 | staff
    Oliver Stone, whose admiration for Marxist dictators knows no bounds, is also fond of a few capitalists. The "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps" director was spotted recently in the Hamptons, where he lunched at the house of George W. Bush-bashing hedge fund billionaire George Soros.
  • Soros’s Oil Spill Payoff

    06/22/2010 8:42:35 AM PDT · by opentalk · 38 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | June 22, 2010 | Tait Trussell
    Within 48 hours after President Obama issued the six-month moratorium on deep-water drilling, the George Soros-backed Brazilian oil company, Petrobras, contacted a large New Orleans company, Laborde Marine, which services the deep-water drilling market. The company was seeking to lease all its vessels. “If the moratorium on deep-water drilling is not lifted, 33 semi-submersible rigs and/or drill ships affected will simply go to other countries where they will be well received, such as Brazil,” Cliffe F. Laborde and J. Peter Laborde, Jr. wrote in a June 4 letter to their Louisiana Senators. Could this be merely a happy coincidence for...
  • WH Takes Cues from Liberal Think Tank on Spill

    06/14/2010 9:34:46 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 11 replies · 609+ views
    WSJ ^ | Monday June 13, 2010 | Jonathan Weisman
    If you want to see where President Barack Obama’s response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster is heading, try following the urgings of the Center for American Progress. The liberal think tank with close White House ties appears to have more influence on spill policy than the president’s in-house advisers. On May 4, for instance, the CAP’s energy and environment expert, Daniel Weiss, called on the president to name an independent commission to look at the causes of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. On May 22, he did just that. On May 21, CAP president, John Podesta, privately implored White House officials...
  • American Spectator warns of Soros’ manipulation of 2010+ elections

    12/17/2009 10:14:33 AM PST · by opentalk · 65 replies · 2,533+ views
    post and email ^ | Dec. 17, 2009 | John Charlton/ Matthew Vadum
    With a mere investment of $780,000 Soros and his allies were able to suborn free elections in the states of Montana, West Virginia, Missouri, Oregon, in 2008, and in Minnesota, Ohio, New Mexico, Nevada and Iowa, in 2006. How did he achieve so much with so little? He founded a 527 group which funded candidates in one kind of race in which the victor has the most influence over election integrity, and in which there is so little political competition: the Secretaries of State. In each State the SoS job is entrusted with overseeing the protection of free and fair...
  • Barack Obama: A Tool of George Soros

    07/30/2009 7:26:32 PM PDT · by k3nn3th · 12 replies · 1,310+ views
    www.kennethdurden.com | Kenneth
    When Barack Obama is pushed to the forefront by people like George Soros, we all need to take note. Soros has recently come out basically laughing at the fact that when the dollar will collapses under the weight of ObamaPelosi's agenda, he'll make a ton of money and America will be a socialist basket case.
  • American and Palestinian Universities form Partnership

    03/12/2009 9:07:21 AM PDT · by AJMCQ · 4 replies · 202+ views
    AP ^ | 3/11/2009 | BEN HUBBARD
    A first-of-its-kind collaboration between an American college and a Palestinian university will allow Palestinian students to earn American degrees on a West Bank campus. The project, kicking off this year between Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, and the West Bank's al-Quds University, seeks to improve relations between Americans and Palestinians while boosting education in the Palestinian territories, said Bard College president Leon Botstein. Botstein designed the program with his al-Quds counterpart, Sari Nusseibeh. Philanthropist George Soros' Open Society Institute has promised an initial grant of $1.5 million. The project will have three parts: an American-style liberal arts college, a...