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  • CondI Rice defends Obama Administration

    10/18/2010 4:28:20 PM PDT · by trialbyfire · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/15/10 | Glenn Kessler
    Not many authors on a book tour manage to snag a visit with the president of the United States. But Condoleezza Rice is no ordinary book author. The former secretary of state and onetime national security adviser met one-on-one with President Obama at the White House on Friday afternoon, after a week of television appearances promoting "Extraordinary, Ordinary People," her memoir about her parents. The White House said Obama wanted to discuss a range of foreign policy issues with her.
  • South puts rice aid to North on hold.

    10/16/2010 10:25:40 PM PDT · by Rabin · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Joongang Daily ^ | October 15, 2010 | Christine Kim [christine.kim@joongang.co.kr]
    The South Korean Red Cross sent 5,000 tons of rice in emergency aid to North Korea in September, a humanitarian gesture that came after months of silence between the two Koreas since the warship sinking. Unification Minister Hyun In-taek, earlier this month, North Korea’s military has saved up to 1 million tons of rice for its officials and soldiers
  • Rice meets with Obama, then defends his administration's approach

    10/16/2010 3:36:14 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 57 replies
    WaPo ^ | October 15, 2010 | Glenn Kessler
    "Despite the fact there are changes and tussles, there is still a foreign policy community that believes that foreign policy ought to be bipartisan," she said. "It was really great that he reached out in that way."
  • (Condoleezza) Rice focuses on the personal, not political (defends BHO, praises HRC)

    10/16/2010 6:35:16 AM PDT · by maggief · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 16, 2010 | Glenn Kessler
    EXCERPTS Later, at an evening appearance at the Aspen Institute, Rice said she and Obama "covered the waterfront." "Despite the fact there are changes and tussles, there is still a foreign policy community that believes that foreign policy ought to be bipartisan," she said. "It was really great that he reached out in that way." Rice rolled her eyes at the notion that Obama is a closet Muslim, and she defended him from criticism - led by former vice president Richard B. Cheney - that Obama has weakened the country. "Nothing in this president's methods suggests this president is other...
  • Obama, Rice huddle on arms treaty, other issues

    10/15/2010 10:02:57 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 120 replies
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is meeting with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to talk about a pending arms treaty with Russia and other issues . A White House official said Rice and Obama have a "cordial relationship," and the president looks forward to Friday's meeting covering "a range of foreign policy topics." The official isn't authorized to speak publicly and insisted on anonymity.
  • Condoleezza Rice on German Reunification

    10/09/2010 6:37:39 PM PDT · by AncientAirs · 10 replies
    Spiegel Online International ^ | 09/29/2010 | CONDOLEEZZA RICE
    In a SPIEGEL interview, former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice discusses America's fight for German reunification, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's woes at the time, Chancellor Helmut Kohl's merits and the later mistakes of his successor, Gerhard Schröder.
  • Condoleezza Rice Admits She's Not Pining for Her Old Job

    10/12/2010 1:14:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    cbs ^ | October 12, 2010 12:11 PM | Lucy Madison
    In an interview on NBC's "Today Show" this morning, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice admitted she doesn't miss the pressures of her former job, adding that now, when she hears breaking news, she doesn't "have to do anything about it." "It's nice to be out of the pressure-cooker, frankly," she acknowledged to "Today" host Meredith Veiera. Rice, who was on "Today" to promote her new memoir, "Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me," spoke about her childhood in Birmingham, Alabama, and defended some of the more controversial foreign policy initiatives from the Bush administration. "History...
  • Bayer admits GMO contamination out of control

    04/16/2010 12:20:47 PM PDT · by Scythian · 17 replies · 883+ views
    (NaturalNews) Drug and chemical giant Bayer AG has admitted that there is no way to stop the uncontrolled spread of its genetically modified crops. "Even the best practices can't guarantee perfection," said Mark Ferguson, the company's defense lawyer in a recent trial. Two Missouri farmers sued Bayer for contaminating their crop with modified genes from an experimental strain of rice engineered to be resistant to the company's Liberty-brand herbicide. The contamination occurred in 2006, during an open field test of the new rice, which was not approved for human consumption. According to the plaintiffs' lawyer, Don Downing, genetic material from...
  • President Obama shells a whopping $100 Billion to the United Nations

    10/08/2010 6:13:16 PM PDT · by opentalk · 42 replies
    Canada Freepress ^ | October 6, 2010 | Dr. Paul L. Williams
    <p>The U. S. State Department today announced that the Obama Administration has agreed to contribute $4 billion to the United Nations Global Fund to fight AIDs, Tuberculosis, and Malaria from 2011 to 2013.</p>
  • N.Korean Military 'Sitting on 1 Million Tons of Rice'

    09/17/2010 4:52:39 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 09/17/10
    N.Korean Military 'Sitting on 1 Million Tons of Rice' Despite a dire food shortage and devastating recent floods, the North Korean military reportedly is keeping more than 1 million tons of rice in storage. In a party caucus at the National Assembly on Thursday, Grand National Party floor leader Kim Moo-sung said calls for humanitarian food aid for the North are "inappropriate" at a time when the North "has as much as 1 million tons of rice in storage in preparation for war. We have to take this into consideration." The figure apparently comes from a report by the National...
  • Notre Dame Law School professor emeritus unhappy with niece Kathleen Rice's campaign statement

    09/13/2010 2:09:13 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 11 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | 9-13-10 | Matt C. Abbott
    Noted Catholic scholar and Notre Dame Law School professor emeritus Charles Rice is not happy about a Labor Day e-statement issued by his niece, Kathleen Rice, the Nassau County district attorney and a candidate for New York attorney general. Sadly, Kathleen Rice is pro-abortion. When asked by Paul Likoudis, news editor of The Wanderer, for comment on the candidate's e-statement, Charles Rice responded as follows: Dear Mr. Likoudis: You asked my opinion about Kathleen Rice's e-mail statement for Labor Day. Kathleen, as you know, is my niece. She is the district attorney of Nassau County and is running for New...
  • Of "Rice" and (Real) Men: What [the hell] Happened to Notre Dame?

    08/11/2010 7:22:51 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Fighting Irish Thomas ^ | 8-11-10 | Tom O'Toole
    "The University is where the Church does its thinking" --former president of Notre Dame, Fr. Theodore M. Hesburgh. "The Catholic university today must be a university in the full modern sense of the word...[it] must have a true autonomy and academic freedom in the face of authority of any kind, lay or clerical, external to the academic community itself" --from the 1967 "Land O'Lakes Statement," sponsored and co-written by Fr. Hesburgh, which severed Notre Dame and many Catholic universities' juridical ties with the Church. "The fundamental dogma of the Enlightenment is that man must overcome the prejudices inherited from tradition;...free...
  • Debate over rice aid [from South Korea] to [North] Korea

    08/06/2010 10:59:46 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 9 replies
    The Korea Herald ^ | August 4, 2010 | Kim So-hyun
    Resuming rice aid to North Korea remains a point of debate as the South’s rice surplus nears 1.4 million tons and the North falls deeper into destitution. The opposition Democratic Party proposed organizing a special parliamentary committee to prevent a domestic rice market crash by sending rice to the North, a month after the Seoul government said old rice will be used to feed livestock. “The rice surplus amounts to 1.4 million tons, more than double the standard inventory, and is expected to reach 2 million tons by October,” Jeon Hyun-hee, the DP’s floor spokesperson, said on Tuesday. “North Korea,...
  • [CATHOLIC / ORTHODOX / ANGLICAN CAUCUS] Anne Rice talks about "final straws"...

    08/03/2010 5:21:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies · 7+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | 8/3/2010 | Carl Olson
    ... while continuing to build straw men and spread chaff via the MSM. The NPR site has more about Anne Rice's decision to pursue unversion (my term, not NPR's) from Christianity, specifically from the "quarrelsome, hostile, disputatious, and deservedly infamous group" that many of us know as the Catholic Church, which happens to have been founded by Jesus Christ, which he entrusted to his apostles and their successors, and is still standing despite the powerful Facebook salvos of the author of Interview with the Vampire: Rice says although there were "last straws," there was no one event that caused her...
  • Anne Rice says no more to Christianity (and no new vampires)

    07/30/2010 7:54:04 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 63 replies · 6+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 7-30-10 | Hillel Italie
    "In the name of Christ, I refuse to be anti-gay. I refuse to be anti-feminist. I refuse to be anti-artificial birth control," the author wrote Wednesday on her Facebook page. "In the name of ... Christ, I quit Christianity and being Christian. Amen" ... "I believed for a long time that the differences, the quarrels among Christians didn't matter a lot for the individual, that you live your life and stay out of it. But then I began to realize that it wasn't an easy thing to do," said Rice, speaking from her home near Palm Springs, California. "I came...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] Does 'Late Nite Catechism' mock Catholicism?; Anne Rice's 'vampire logic'

    07/30/2010 12:06:34 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 10 replies · 2+ views
    Renew America ^ | 7-30-10 | Matt C. Abbott
    Although I haven't seen it — and I really have no desire to see it — I think it's safe to say that the play Late Nite Catechism has been at least somewhat popular among Catholics, even being advertised in the Catholic New World, the Archdiocese of Chicago's official newspaper. I wouldn't be surprised if it's advertised in other diocesan newspapers as well. But not all Catholics are pleased with this theatrical attempt at humor. Bill Donohue, president of the despised-by-dissenters Catholic League, has stated: "Late Nite Catechism continues the artistic assault on Roman Catholicism by ridiculing virtually every aspect...
  • Anne Rice quits Christianity -- but not Christ

    07/30/2010 7:57:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 120 replies · 3+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 30, 2010
    Novelist Anne Rice remains committed to Christ. But she is quitting Christianity. The “Interview With The Vampire” author, who in recent years has spoken publicly about her faith and written a series of novels tracing the life of Jesus, wrote on her Facebook page Wednesday that she was finished with organized Christianity. For those who care, and I understand if you don't: Today I quit being a Christian. I'm out. I remain committed to Christ as always but not to being "Christian" or to being part of Christianity. It's simply impossible for me to "belong" to this quarrelsome, hostile, disputatious,...
  • Ann Coulter: WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE, WHO NEEDS KEITH OLBERMANN? (Racists Under Every Tea Bag!)

    07/28/2010 3:43:15 PM PDT · by Syncro · 34 replies · 3+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | July 28, 2010 | Ann Couter
    WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE, WHO NEEDS KEITH OLBERMANN?July 28, 2010 While engaging in astonishing viciousness, vulgarity and violence toward Republicans, liberals accuse cheerful, law-abiding Tea Party activists of being violent racists. Responding to these vile charges, conservative television pundits think it's a great comeback to say: "There is the fringe on both sides." Both sides? Really? How about: "That's a complete lie"? Did that occur to you simpering morons as a possible reply to the slanderous claim that conservatives are fiery racists? The most notorious accusations of "racism" at anti-Obama rallies so far has consisted of the allegation that...
  • Rice Accepts Possibility of International Investigation of U.S. Military

    06/15/2010 8:17:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 722+ views
    the weekly standard ^ | 6/15/10 | Daniel Halper
    Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the UN and member of Barack Obama's cabinet, opened the door for the possibility of an international investigation into the U.S. military on Fox News Sunday yesterday. Here's the relevant part of the exchange: Chris Wallace: And a simple question: Would the U.S. accept foreign participation if this country were investigating actions by the U.S. military? Susan Rice: I think it depends on the circumstances, Chris. Naturally, this question came up during an exchange about the pro-Hamas flotillas that Israel prevented from reaching its shores. But it's an extraordinarily short-sighted statement for Rice to make.
  • Brown Rice vs. White Rice: Which Is Better?

    06/14/2010 5:40:04 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 102 replies · 1,115+ views
    WebMD Health News ^ | Monday, June 14, 2010 | Bill Hendrick
    Replacing White Rice With Brown Rice Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Study FindsJune 14, 2010 -- Replacing white rice in your diet with brown rice may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. The finding is important because the consumption of white rice in the United States has increased dramatically in the past few decades, and about 18 million Americans have type 2 diabetes. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health say eating two or more servings of brown rice weekly seems to be associated with a lower risk of developing type...
  • Better Rice Through Fungi

    06/12/2010 12:09:30 AM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies · 332+ views
    ScienceNOW ^ | June 10, 2010 | Kelli Whitlock Burton
    Enlarge Image Fungal friend. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi produce hundreds of spores, such as the ones shown here, just outside the roots of a plant Credit: Shannon Schechter More than 80% of plant species make friends with a common fungus. In return for sugar, the fungus helps the plants extract nutrients from the soil. But rice plants, a primary food source for billions of people, don't have this special relationship—and thus they don't receive the extra boost the fungi give other plants. A new study suggests that with a little help from researchers, however, the fungus will bond with rice,...
  • Condi's Lebanon Legacy: A More Dangerous Hizbullah Islamic Terror

    05/22/2010 6:23:29 AM PDT · by Amerisrael · 1 replies · 138+ views
    A little over two years ago I wrote the following:"If Condi Rice displayed the same passionate zeal during UN negotiations over the terms of a cease-fire with Hizbullah in the 2nd Lebanon War, as she does in bullying Israel to make concessions, no doubt there would have been a strong Chapter 7 mandate, instead of the weak 1701 Resolution.""As it was, Secretary Rice appeared eager to give in on the original American position and conceeded to the demands of the Arabs and the Europeans.""With the result being a token UNIFIL force with observer status only. And that's exactly what...
  • Susan Rice: Another Obama Failure

    05/21/2010 10:10:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 641+ views
    american thinker ^ | 5/21/10 | Ed Lasky
    America's Ambassador to the United Nations has been a failure. Perhaps Susan Rice should spend less time career-climbing in DC, angling to replace Hillary Clinton (she has been "wildly inattentive" according to the non-partisan The Hill magazine) and more time doing her job. Rice (and the US) was AWOL when it came to the vote to allow Libya onto the UN Human Rights Council; was AWOL in a Sec Council Resolution that condemned Israel (the first time such as Security Council resolution was not vetoed by America). She promised to reform the UN Human Rights Council when controversy arose from...
  • Rice Krispies Treats: Recipe

    05/21/2010 10:06:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies · 658+ views
    rice krispies.com ^ | 5/21/10 | snap crackle and pop
    The Original Treats Ingredients (Nutrition Information) * 3 tablespoons butter or margarine * 1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows * - OR - * 4 cups miniature marshmallows * 6 cups Rice Krispies® Directions 1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  • Japanese bra grows rice -Japanese women have taken a tremendous interest in agriculture

    05/12/2010 11:59:13 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 40 replies · 2,244+ views
    upi. ^ | May 12
    TOKYO, - A Japanese company said it is celebrating rising interest in agriculture among the country's women with a bra that grows rice. Triumph, which last year created a bra with food bowls to remind busy women to eat, said its latest creation features pots instead of cups and fastens with seedlings and a plastic water hose, Britain's The Sun reported Wednesday. Company officials said the bra, which grows rice, is aimed at raising awareness of food self-sufficiency and inspiring women to consider farming. "Over the last year, young Japanese women have taken a tremendous interest in agriculture," Triumph official...
  • Condi Rice: Give Obama a Break

    05/07/2010 8:59:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 83 replies · 1,732+ views
    fox ^ | 5/7/10 | staff
    Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, here to speak at a fundraiser Thursday night, turned diplomatic when asked about the Obama Administration's handling of national security. House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-West Chester, criticized the administration's work in light of the failed Times Square bombing.
  • FREEP This Poll- Not who do you like...but who do you think?

    04/20/2010 4:10:22 PM PDT · by mnehring · 9 replies · 554+ views
    Of the women listed below, which one is most likely to be elected President? Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Gov Sarah Palin Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice Speaker Nancy Pelosi
  • Rice regrets how US prioritized rebuilding in Iraq

    03/19/2010 12:50:33 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 12 replies · 379+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Fri Mar 19 2010
    Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday she would "many times over liberate" Iraq again, but she regretted the Bush administration failed to work closer with Iraqis to rebuild the war-torn country. Rice, speaking at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said she believed history would eventually vindicate many of the decisions made during the presidency of George W. Bush.
  • Notre Dame Fails Again

    03/03/2010 10:43:39 AM PST · by NYer · 28 replies · 634+ views
    cmr ^ | March 3, 2010 | matthew archbold
    This is bad news for those who have hope for Notre Dame University. Dr. Charles Rice has been writing a column for the Notre Dame Observer for many years. But this week, the editors refused to run his column on the Church's teaching on homosexuality. Joe from Defend Us In Battle writes:Notre Dame... fails again. This is hitting just now in a few well respected Catholic News outlets: Dr. Charles Rice (Notre Dame Law School - Bio) recently wrote a column/piece for the Notre Dame Observer, as he does every few weeks. The topic this week is: The Church's Teaching...
  • Notre Dame Observer Rejects Rice Column on Catholic Teaching on Homosexuality

    03/02/2010 1:16:44 PM PST · by mlizzy · 29 replies · 919+ views
    E-mail | 03-02-10 | Bill Dempsey
    Here is an exchange between Dr. Rice and the Editor-in-Chief of The Observer respecting the latter's refusal to publish Dr. Rice's essay, the latest in his regular series, in which he describes the Church's teaching on homosexuality. We will issue a bulletin shortly on the current student campaign to include sexual orientation in the University's anti-discrimination clause, which was triggered by a crude and offensive cartoon in The Observer. While apologizing for the cartoon, The Observer promptly published an editorial in support of the campaign. The current issue of The Irish Rover points to factors suggesting The Observer's publication of...
  • Rice Endorses Whitman for Governor (Condoleezza Rice)

    03/01/2010 1:26:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 583+ views
    NBC Bay Area TV ^ | 3/1/10 | Jessica Greene
    Just over a year after she got out of the political spotlight, a familiar headliner is putting her name back in the news. Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is endorsing Republican candidate Meg Whitman for California governor. California is my home and there is only one person running for Governor who can lead the way toward rebuilding our state," Rice said via a press release. "In my experiences in and out of government, I find the most effective leaders to be those who maintain a clear vision, mobilize diverse groups, and inspire them to work together in confronting...
  • Insects devastate Thailand's rice crop, institute says

    02/14/2010 8:34:34 AM PST · by hennie pennie · 11 replies · 447+ views
    Earth Times ^ | February 8, 2010 | dpa
    Bangkok - Excessive use of fertilizers and pesticides and other poor farming practices have led to an insect plague in Thailand's rice fields that was predicted to reduce yields by 30 per cent in vast areas, the International Rice Research Institute warned Monday. "This is the worst outbreak of brown planthoppers I have seen in my career since 1977," said Manit Luecha, director of the Chainat Rice Seed Center. "Most of the paddy fields - probably more than 1 million hectares - will suffer rice yield losses of more than 30 per cent," he predicted. Thailand is the world's largest...
  • Is Rice Domestication to Blame for Red-Faced Asians?

    02/04/2010 6:31:23 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies · 840+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | January 20, 2010 | Michael Balter
    If your face turns red after drinking just one glass of wine, blame ancient Chinese farmers. Researchers are reporting that the "Asian Flush" mutation cropped up just as rice was first being domesticated, and it may have protected early farmers from the harms of drinking too much. But some other scientists urge caution, saying that the dates may not match up. When you drink, enzymes in the liver known as alcohol dehydrogenases (ADHs) convert alcohol to an organic compound called acetaldehyde; another enzyme then converts acetaldehyde to acetic acid. But about 50% of Asians and 5% of Europeans have mutations...
  • Bartering is Back in North Korea (regressed to barter economy)

    01/20/2010 5:10:43 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 553+ views
    Daily NK ^ | 01/20/10 | Yoo Gwan Hee
    Bartering is Back in North Korea By Yoo Gwan Hee, from South Pyongan in 2008 [2010-01-20 16:27 ] As predicted by experts on North Korea’s economy, since the authorities have yet to officially release state prices, the North Korean people are now surviving by bartering. A defector, who spoke with his family in North Hamkyung Province on Tuesday, reported the news to the Daily NK, “I called my family to send some money to them as I had heard they were in trouble, and they told me that the current situation is unspeakably terrible. They live only by bartering with...
  • N. Korea: Rice Price before and after Currency Reform (day-by-day chart)

    01/31/2010 6:35:53 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 539+ views
    Free North Korea Radio ^ | 01/28/10 | Kim Eun-ho
    Before currency reform, food price in Pyongyang and Chongjin (in old denomination per kg) Between Sept. and Nov., 2009, rice: 1800~2400 won, corn: 800~1100 won After currency reform, rice price in Pyongyang and Chongjin (in new denomination per kg) date rice pricein new won contributing factor Dec.2009 1st ~ 9th  20~ 25 government institutes currency reform1 new won = 100 old won 10~15th  30~ 45 price in new currency would not settle properly, and price rises 20~30th  50~ 60 Public Security impose ban on the use of foreign currency on Dec. 28; price rises Jan.2010  1st~5th  80~120 price doubled...
  • North Korea 'struggling against civil unrest'

    02/03/2010 7:11:53 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies · 695+ views
    The Times(UK) ^ | 02/03/10 | Richard Lloyd Parry
    North Korea 'struggling against civil unrest' The revaluation of the won has led to rampant inflation and civil disorder Richard Lloyd Parry, Asia Editor The North Korean dictatorship is struggling to contain civil unrest and runaway inflation caused by a drastic revaluation of its won currency, which is threatening new food shortages in the already hungry nation, according to reports in South Korea. /snip Agents of the People’s Safety Agency (PSA), which is conducting a so-called “Fifty Day Battle” against illegal enterprise, were reported to have been attacked and driven away as they sought out market activity in the city...
  • Violence in N.Korea as hunger woes mount: reports (starvation returns; secrity agents attacked)

    02/02/2010 6:14:44 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 577+ views
    AFP ^ | 02/03/10
    Violence in N.Korea as hunger woes mount: reports AFP February 3, 2010, 1:15 am SEOUL (AFP) - Angry North Koreans have attacked security agents as hunger woes mount following a crackdown on free-market trade, according to reports on Tuesday from groups in Seoul with contacts in the communist state. Social unrest and riots have flared since a shock currency revaluation by Pyongyang last November worsened shortages of food and other goods for an increasingly desperate population, they said. /snip "Therefore, people are taking revenge on agents, since they feel so desperate that regardless of their actions, they will die," the...
  • Susan Rice: Another Do-Little Obama Appointee

    02/01/2010 10:27:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 449+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 2/1/10 | Ralph Alter
    Like many of her cohorts in the Obama administration, U.N. Permanent Representative Susan Rice seems to spend more time gallivanting around the Washington, D.C. social scene than doing any actual productive work. A report from Richard Grennel, who served as official spokesman for the U.N. Ambassador during the entire eight years of George Bush's term in the White House, suggests that Dr. Rice spends more time channeling her inner Desiree Rogers than forcing direction at the U.N. Security Council.
  • Where has Susan Rice, US UN Ambassador been the past year? Another member of Obama's Axis of Idiots

    01/22/2010 12:52:27 PM PST · by milwguy · 8 replies · 638+ views
    BG ^ | 1/22/2010 | richard grenell
    This week marks the one year anniversary of Susan Rice’s confirmation by the United States Senate to represent the American people at the United Nations. Over the past 12 months, the U.S. has faced some serious foreign policy challenges such as Iran’s nuclear ambitions, North Korea’s ongoing nuclear weapons’ tests, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, freezing terrorists’ assets world-wide and now the on-going disaster in Haiti. But while the UN struggles to find common ground on these and other important issues, Susan Rice has chosen to spend several days of the work week over the last year in Washington, DC hanging out...
  • Haiti: Disaster beyond magnitude (America's Fault)

    01/14/2010 4:26:38 PM PST · by americanophile · 24 replies · 1,352+ views
    The Guardian ^ | July 15, 2010 | The Guardian
    It is all too easy, seeing the appalling scenes from Port-au-Prince yesterday, to forget America's historic debt to Haiti, scene of the first successful slave revolt, which defined the destiny of Africans in the New World. The establishment of the first black independent state had tangible consequences. It denied Napoleon his foothold in the Caribbean and led him to sell New Orleans and the Louisiana territories to Jefferson. But, for as long as anyone can remember, Haiti has been treated as a basket case where corruption, gang violence and natural disaster combine to drag the country backwards. Now an earthquake...
  • 30 Years Ago Haiti Grew All the Rice It Needed. What Happened?

    01/14/2010 5:11:09 PM PST · by La Lydia · 66 replies · 2,509+ views
    Marguerite Laurent.com ^ | April 21, 2008 | Bill Quigley
    ...The New York Times lectured Haiti on April 18 (2008) that “Haiti, its agriculture industry in shambles, needs to better feed itself.” Unfortunately, the article did not talk at all about one of the main causes of the shortages -- the fact that the U.S. and other international financial bodies destroyed Haitian rice farmers to create a major market for the heavily subsidized rice from U.S. farmers. This is not the only cause of hunger in Haiti and other poor countries, but it is a major force. Thirty years ago, Haiti raised nearly all the rice it needed. What happened?...
  • Condoleezza Rice may put global links to use as adviser for energy start-up

    01/04/2010 8:55:46 AM PST · by markomalley · 40 replies · 1,276+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/4/2010 | Kim Hart
    Condoleezza Rice is on the board of directors for a new energy company hoping to take advantage of cap-and-trade legislation. The former Secretary of State, who has been teaching political science at Stanford University since the end of the Bush administration, is taking a leading role in a start-up straight out of the university known for its technological prowess. The stealth start-up, called C3, is hoping to make carbon cap-and-trade systems for businesses, according to TechCrunch. Rice isn't the only politically-connected player on the board. C3 also counts former Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham. The company is the brainchild of...
  • Rice an unlikely global warming culprit (methane)

    12/05/2009 6:55:32 AM PST · by decimon · 24 replies · 744+ views
    AFP ^ | Dec 4, 2009 | Karl Malakunas
    LOS BANOS, Philippines (AFP) – Asian rice farmers typically do not fly around the world on holidays or own big-engine cars but scientists say they have an important role to play in helping cut the world's output of greenhouse gases. While much of the globe's focus in the climate change fight is on the burning of fossil fuels and the logging of rainforests, water-logged rice paddies are also a major source of global warming-causing methane. > About 10 percent of the methane comes from rice farming, while other sources include the flatulence of cows and decomposing landfill garbage dumps. Wassmann...
  • Condoleezza Rice: American spirit will lead

    10/21/2009 9:54:10 AM PDT · by Def Conservative · 13 replies · 533+ views
    Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told a Jackson crowd Tuesday night about the importance of America's role in spreading democracy globally in a speech that frequently, if not explicitly, advocated and defended Bush-era foreign policy. "The American spirit will lead the world," she said in ending her speech, which drew a standing ovation. "In its absence, the world would be a much, much worse place. ... If we're OK, everyone else will be OK, too." Rice, whose speech was part of Union University's scholarship banquet, also got applause for urging less federal involvement in the American economy, saying...
  • Condi Rice Warns of Terrorist Attacks if We Abandon Afghanistan

    09/22/2009 10:01:43 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 14 replies · 954+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-22-09 | Mike's America
    We've missed her voice of reason these past months!We haven't heard much from former Secretary of State Condi Rice since Obama took over. The following is an extensive interview by Nina Easton. It's an excellent reminder of what it was like when adults were in charge: [VIDEO AT SITE] The money quote is: "The last time we left Afghanistan, and we abandoned Pakistan," she said, "that territory became the very territory on which Al Qaeda trained and attacked us on September 11th. So our national security interests are very much tied up in not letting Afghanistan fail again and become...
  • Condi: The should-be face of the GOP

    09/22/2009 10:29:09 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 77 replies · 1,615+ views
    Fortune ^ | September 22, 2009 | Nina Easton
    She's smart. She's experienced. She's worldly. Republican strategists worried about their party's future should take heed. ___ Successful candidates follow a simple fundamental rule: Define yourself before your opponent can define you. The Republican Party, which mustered a thumbs-up from only 38% of voters in last week's Bloomberg poll, sorely needs to brush up on the very rule it counsels in candidate-training sessions. To skeptics in search of a political home, the GOP's image has devolved into that of a minority collection of name-calling, "no"-saying, backward-looking, talk-show bullying cranks -- a definition gleefully perpetuated by Democratic pols. So next time...
  • Jim Rice Sets the Record Straight on Comments About Jeter, A-Rod

    08/25/2009 4:07:12 AM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 5 replies · 454+ views
    NESN.com ^ | 24 Aug 09 | Jessica Isner
    -snip- When Rice talked to the Little Leaguers, he encouraged them to play for a love of the game -- not for a love of money. He told them they weren't likely to make the kind of money guys like Jeter and A-Rod do, so that shouldn't be their motivation. That, he explained, is why he mentioned those players in particular. "With today's kids, I think they want everything fast," Rice said. "But you really have to work at it. Nobody's going to give you anything, so by setting a good example -- by going out and working and doing...
  • Jim Rice Doesn't Like Lazy Longhairs Who Ruined Baseball

    08/21/2009 6:19:37 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 65 replies · 2,477+ views
    deadspin.com ^ | August 21, 2009 | Dashielle Bennett
    Big league Hall of Famer Jim Rice opened the World Series for Little Leaguers with a fiery speech that even the grumpiest of grumpy old men could appreciate. The message: Don't look up to today's players because they're all bums. Rice explained that the All-Star chumps you see today, can't compare to genuine American heroes of Jim Rice's day. They didn't have the rock and roll and the drugs back then, so their old timey brand of baseball was pure and good. Unlike the kind you see from that hippie Derek Jeter. Guys that I played against and with, these...
  • Excavation throws up earliest evidence of rice cultivation [ in Vietnam ]

    07/03/2009 5:39:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies · 301+ views
    The Hindu ^ | Friday, July 3, 2009 | a Hindu
    Excavation of an ancient Vietnamese site has thrown up the earliest evidence of rice cultivation, while shedding new light on how the death of young children was viewed by community members. The excavation, led by professor Peter Bellwood and Marc Oxenham from the Australian National University (ANU) School of Archaeology and Anthropology, studied the site, some 3,000-4,000 years old, named An Son. The findings suggest that death in young children was so common that community members were unlikely to revere the death of their offspring until they had survived for more than five years. "The burial of a new born...
  • NKorea May Come Off Terror List: White House

    05/31/2009 12:00:52 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 34 replies · 2,760+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 25 June 2008 | Newsmax
    NKorea May Come Off Terror List: White House Wednesday, June 25, 2008 10:50 PM WASHINGTON -- The White House said Wednesday that it could move to take North Korea off a terrorism blacklist "quite soon" after - and if - the North delivers an accounting of its nuclear programs. Washington hoped the secretive Stalinist nation would provide its long overdue "declaration" as early as Thursday, although a senior US official has already said that an inventory of Pyongyang's atomic arsenal will come later. Asked how quickly a full accounting would trigger removal from the US list of state sponsors of...