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  • Ex-Wikileaks man 'deleted files'

    08/22/2011 6:35:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/22/11
    A former Wikileaks spokesman claims to have deleted thousands of unpublished files that had been passed to the whistleblowing site. Daniel Domscheit-Berg told the German Newspaper Der Spiegel that the documents included a copy of the complete US no-fly list. He said he had "shredded" them to avoid their sources being compromised. Mr Domscheit-Berg previously worked alongside Julian Assange until the pair had a high profile falling-out. It is understood that he took the files off Wikileaks' servers at the time of his departure. Wikileaks confirmed the claims on its Twitter feed, saying: "We can confirm that the DDB claimed...
  • `N. Korea purges 30 officials involved in inter-Korean talks’

    07/14/2011 7:48:45 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 07/15/11
    `N. Korea purges 30 officials involved in inter-Korean talks’ JULY 15, 2011 03:16 North Korea has reportedly purged 30 officials who participated in inter-Korean talks or supervised bilateral dialogue via execution by firing squad or staged traffic accidents. A South Korean government source said Thursday, “Thirty people have been confirmed to have died or gone missing until recently. About 10 partners of inter-Korean talks with the South were executed by firing and about 20 others were said to have died in traffic accidents.” “As of now, the North has no partners to talk with the South. There will likely be...
  • N. Korea: The Umpires Strike Back(purge,corruption,food shortage...)

    06/25/2011 4:44:32 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | 06/25/11
    The Umpires Strike Back June 25, 2011: Famine is not the only horror found in North Korea. There is also the growing hunt for corrupt officials. This has caused yet another layer of corruption. That's because so many of corruption investigators, or their bosses, are either on the take, or have family who are. One problem is that the list of what is forbidden is so long. For example, products from South Korea are forbidden, but this stuff is enormously popular. So inspectors expect labels from South Korean clothing to be removed, to avoid hassles for the seller. South Korean...
  • NBC dumps 'under God' from Pledge at U.S. Open

    06/19/2011 1:26:38 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 30 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 19, 2010 | Joe Kovacs
    <p>NBC's opening of the U.S. Open Golf Championship today included two readings of the Pledge of Allegiance, but omitted the phrase "under God" both times.</p> <p>The program commenced with children standing in a classroom setting, as they recited the "abbreviated" version of the Pledge, saying: "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, with liberty and justice for all."</p>
  • N.Korea Purges Deputy Spy Chief

    05/20/2011 2:33:31 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 05/20/11
    N.Korea Purges Deputy Spy Chief Ryu Kyong, a deputy director of North Korea's State Security Department and formerly one of the closest aides to leader Kim Jong-il, was purged early this year in a power struggle in Pyongyang, according to a source. The source in North Korea said Ryu Kyong was summoned by Kim Jong-il in early January and on his way to Kim's residence, was arrested by members of the General Guard Bureau. He was interrogated and secretly executed. A South Korean government official backed the story. "Ryu has disappeared from public view since early this year. It seems...
  • 'Easter eggs' reportedly renamed 'spring spheres' at Seattle public school

    04/11/2011 11:41:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/11/11 | Thomas Lifson
    The educrats strike again, and make themselves look ridiculous again, according to a 16 year old student identified only as Jessica, who volunteered to do a project at a local elementary school, supplying plastic eggs filled with jellybeans. From MyNorthwest.com: "I went to the teacher to get her approval and she wanted to ask the administration to see if it was okay," Jessica explained. "She said that I could do it as long as I called this treat 'spring spheres.' I couldn't call them Easter eggs.
  • Kim Jong-eun's Intensifying Purge of N. Korean Military (jail being filled with generals)

    01/10/2011 6:13:08 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    Free North Korea Radio ^ | 01/10/11 | Lee Myung-sung
    /begin my excerpts Kim Jong-eun's Intensifying Purge of N. Korean Military Lee Myung-sung 2011-01-10 As New Year starts, N. Korean military is in the middle of inexplicable personnel reassignment and purge drive Our source inside N. Korea reported on Jan. 8 that the number of inmates is suddenly swelling at (Jang-hyun-dong) Military Prison. It is under the control of Defense Ministry and located at Jang-huyn-dong Valley, Kimchaek City, North Hamkyung Province. It is right below Machon-ryong Pass. Lately many of (incoming) inmates are former generals purged by Kim Jong-eun. /snip The source said that common soldiers and company (mid-level) officers...
  • N. Korea: O Kuk-ryol and Jang Sung-taek's Faction Being Purged(200 high officials arrested)

    01/08/2011 7:25:42 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 41 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 01/08/11 | Kang Chol-hwan
    /begin my excerpts O Kuk-ryol and Jang Sung-taek's Faction Being Purged Kang Chol-hwan Roadblocks to Kim Jong-eun being cleared O Kuk-ryol, the head of (ruling) party's Operations Bureau, and Jang Sung-taek, brother-in-law of Kim Jong-il, enjoyed unparalleled power during Kim Jong-il's era but they are being reined on, now that Kim Jong-eun era is starting. According to high level N. Korean source(s,) nearly 200 high level officials were arrested by State Security Department in early December of last year. They were either executed or sent to a prison camp. Those arrested include: the head of Seo-kyung Enterprise under party's Finance...
  • New edition of 'Huckleberry Finn' to lose the N-word

    01/05/2011 7:02:51 AM PST · by Huck · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | January 5, 2011 | Keith Staskiewicz
    <p>What is a word worth? According to Publishers Weekly, NewSouth Books' upcoming edition of Mark Twain's seminal novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" will remove all instances of the N-word -- I'll give you a hint, it's not nonesuch -- present in the text and replace it with slave.</p>
  • Feingold ends Senate service (liberal Rat soon to join the ranks of the unemployed)

    12/28/2010 6:39:42 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 3+ views
    The Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 2010-12-28 | Clay Barbour
    Icon. Maverick. Liberal. Career politician. U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold has been called many things during his time in the spotlight. But after nearly 30 years in politics, the junior senator from Wisconsin is coming home a private citizen. When the final gavel falls on the 111th Congress, Feingold will be unemployed — the victim of an angry electorate bent on change in Washington, D.C.
  • N.Korea heir apparent purges officials: defectors

    11/17/2010 2:00:05 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    AFP ^ | 11/17/10
    N.Korea heir apparent purges officials: defectors 2 hrs 22 mins ago .SEOUL (AFP) – North Korea's young heir apparent has launched a purge of senior party and military officials in an apparent attempt to cement his grip on power, a North Korean defectors' group said Wednesday. Pyongyang this month began a crackdown on senior officials suspected of corruption, starting in Musan county in the northeastern province of North Hamkyong, said the Seoul-based North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity. A spokesman said the information came from North Korean sources whom he described as senior party officials closely connected with the investigation. "About 15...
  • NIGHT OF THE VOTING DEAD

    10/15/2010 5:59:20 AM PDT · by ToughLove · 10 replies
    Hampton Roads Tea Party ^ | October 15, 2010 | Norvell Rose
    We must stop them. We must protect the polls. We must purge the rolls! NIGHT OF THE VOTING DEAD: http://www.youtube.com/user/HamptonRoadsTeaParty#p/a/u/0/BUcmBLXXLNs
  • Leaked: After the Purge, the First Official Minutes of the New Obama Cabinet

    10/01/2010 3:49:47 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies
    BigJournalism.com ^ | September 30, 2010 | Steve Grammatico
    [Cabinet Room, White House, January 3, 2011] OBAMA: All right, folks. Let’s begin. After your recess appointments to the Cabinet two weeks ago, I gave you all free rein while I was incommunicado playing golf in Ireland. Tell me what you’ve accomplished. We’ll start with . . . Defense. kucinich DENNIS KUCINICH: I’ve mothballed the fleet and grounded the Air Force, sir. Uniformed services will be mustered out by next month. Our enemies now understand we mean business when we say we want peace. OBAMA: Good. I still need protection against a national uprising. How’s recruitment going for my Civilian...
  • Palin Facebook Post on Ground Zero Mosque Deleted

    07/22/2010 1:31:43 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 56 replies · 2+ views
    nbcnewyork.com ^ | July 22, 2010 | JILLIAN SCHARR
    A Facebook note recently posted by Sarah Palin in which the former GOP vice presidential candidate called the planned mosque near Ground Zero "an intolerable and tragic mistake" was deleted from the social networking site -- apparently by Facebook users who reported the note as "racist/hate speech." The note was originally posted on July 20 but disappeared; Palin reposted it today, with an addendum saying. "The original post of this statement (on July 20, 2010) was somehow unintentionally deleted by mistake or technical glitch." However, it seems that the "deletion" was actually caused by Facebook users who reported Palin's note...
  • New Haven high school diplomas drop phrase ‘in the year of our Lord’

    06/23/2010 12:05:23 PM PDT · by Puppage · 48 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | 06/23/2010 | Puppage
    NEW HAVEN — All it took was one complaint for the school district to make a small but significant change to diplomas that will be handed out at graduations this week. For the first time in as long as anyone can remember, diplomas for New Haven high school students were printed without the phrase “in the year of our Lord.”
  • Moveon.org "Disappears" Hate-Petraeus Page (Was There 6/18/2010)

    06/23/2010 11:05:03 AM PDT · by an amused spectator · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Google & Moveon ^ | June 23, 2010 | Moveon
    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:F-FnXGdJ4VQJ:pol.moveon.org/petraeus.html+moveon+petraeus&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us Check the phone records between the White House and Moveon....
  • Churchill’s Cigar Gets Airbrushed Out of History

    06/16/2010 12:26:41 PM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 36 replies · 710+ views
    Eyeblast TV ^ | 6/16/2010 | Stephen Gutowski
    Its been said that life often imitates art. However, I never imagined that the satirical airbrushing campaign undertaken by the rabid anti-smoking lobby at the end of “Thank You For Smoking” would ever actually be replicated in real life. Apparently, as the Daily Mail reports, I was wrong (h/t Adam S Baldwin): It seems the man who steered Britain through the most dangerous period of its recent history may have fallen victim to the modern curse of political correctness. (pictures within link)
  • Prosecutor fired for Tea Party talks

    05/27/2010 10:00:02 AM PDT · by FLDemocracker · 65 replies · 1,634+ views
    The Suwannee Democrat ^ | May 25, 2010 | Jeff Waters
    Live Oak — An assistant state attorney for the Live Oak-based Third Judicial Circuit was fired Monday for speaking at Tea Party rallies and to other groups, according to Third Judicial Circuit State Attorney Skip Jarvis. Jarvis said he revoked KrisAnne Hall's appointment as an assistant state attorney at 2:30 p.m. Monday. Hall, a Suwannee County resident, worked out of Hamilton County. He said he felt bad for letting her go since she was "the only breadwinner in her household" but had "no other choice." "She was speaking at some political events, some things were anti-state and anti-government," Jarvis said...
  • FReep this poll!!! (Should the American Flag be banned? 58% say yes....?!?!)

    05/23/2010 3:41:09 PM PDT · by Danae · 26 replies · 1,002+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 5/23/2010 | FoxNews
    Should the American Flag be Banned -- in America? No. This is a lame decision. Teach the kids what the flag means, instead of banning it. Yes. The safety of students comes first. Not sure, but of all things to ban, the American flag would seem the least 'incendiary.' Other (post a comment)
  • New Fredericksburg movie theater to remove Confederate flag from mural

    05/19/2010 10:17:38 AM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 94 replies · 2,295+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | May 19, 2010 | AP
    A new movie theater in Fredericksburg is removing a Confederate flag from a mural after it received complaints. The Muvico theater includes a Civil-War themed bar and the mural is painted on a wall of an outside seating area. The mural depicts a U.S. flag on one side, a Confederate flag on the other, and has stars, an eagle and other adornments.