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  • Col Gaddafi killed: Condoleezza Rice recounts his 'eerie obsession' with her

    10/21/2011 4:24:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10/21/11
    Col Gaddafi killed: Condoleezza Rice recounts his 'eerie obsession' with her Colonel Muammar Gaddafi had a "slightly eerie obsession" with Condoleezza Rice, describing her as his "African Princess," the ex-US secretary of state said in an excerpt from her memoirs published on Thursday. 12:53AM BST 21 Oct 2011 The late Libyan leader met Ms Rice in the oil-rich north African country in September 2008, a historic meeting that signalled the once pariah state's return to the diplomatic table after decades of isolation. Ms Rice, unlike ex-British prime minister Tony Blair, declined to meet Gaddafi in his infamous tent, opting instead...
  • Fun charity site. Learn vocab or languages and donate rice for the hungry.

    10/18/2011 6:17:04 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 23 replies
    Free Rice ^ | 10/18/11 | Free Rice
    I like to brush up on vocab and also feel like a do-gooder.
  • Obama Vows to “Punish” Iran…Laughter Ensues The World Over

    10/14/2011 7:45:37 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 13 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-13-11 | Curt
    Now it's starting to get real serious: Though initially skeptical that top Iranian regime figures were behind a plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Washington, U.S. government officials became convinced by the operation's money trail and now consider it likely that Iran's supreme leader was aware of the plan. "This is the kind of operation — the assassination of a diplomat on foreign soil — that would have been vetted at the highest levels of the Iranian government," said a senior U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about...
  • Fukushima finds cesium in Nihonmatsu rice, to hold more tests before shipment decision

    09/26/2011 8:09:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Fukushima finds cesium in Nihonmatsu rice, to hold more tests before shipment decision The Fukushima Prefectural Government said on Sept. 23 that it had detected 500 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram -- the government-set allowable limit -- in a sample of "Hitomebore" rice collected in Nihonmatsu's Obama district. It will greatly increase the number of testing locations there for a second test to decide whether to allow shipments of rice from the city. After discovering radioactive cesium in the rice crop from the city, Nihonmatsu became the first area to be designated a "priority test area," which means the...
  • The Bugaboo of the Left

    09/26/2011 5:28:48 AM PDT · by radioone · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9-26-11 | Victor Volsky
    The rogues' gallery of the far left is enormously spacious, and it doesn't take much to be eligible for inclusion; any conservative worth his or her salt automatically qualifies. But with the possible exception of that eternal bogeyman, Richard Nixon, nobody is hated by the left with such abandon; nobody is more vilified; nobody is targeted with such volcanic eruptions of insane hatred and vitriol as former Vice President Dick Cheney.But why? What did Cheney do to deserve such vicious scorn?
  • Barkley gives props to Glen Rice for Palin rumor

    09/16/2011 11:11:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 16, 2011 | Matt Moore
    You've no doubt by now heard about the report from... wait for this one... the National Inquirer quoting an upcoming unauthorized biography of Sarah Palin ( brought it to mainstream knowledge). The Inquirer reported that Rice confirmed a sexual encounter with Palin in 1987. We haven't covered it since Rice hasn't been in the league since 2004 and this has nothing to do with basketball. But since if it's anything about anything, Charles Barkley will talk about it, and since, let's be honest, Charles Barkley is never lacking in entertainment value, we thought we'd pass along Barkley's comments about the...
  • Dick Cheney - Making Heads Explode

    09/01/2011 6:35:16 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-01-11 | Wordsmith
    He acts like he is America. But America didn’t like Dick Cheney. - Maureen Dowd"I didn't change. The world changed" - Henninger's interview of Dick Cheney Ready to promote the release of his new autobiography, former Vice President Darth Cheney is deeply unapologetic over his time spent in serving in the Bush White House and can still give a rat's ass about popularity over making the hard, adult decisions and doing the right thing: "It's important to have people at the helm who are prepared to be unpopular, to take the criticism and the hits that go with implementing policies.”...
  • Exclusive: Condoleezza Rice fires back at Cheney memoir

    08/31/2011 4:26:36 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 75 replies
    Rooters ^ | Aug 31, 2011 | By Arshad Mohammed
    (Reuters) - Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Wednesday she resented what she viewed as an attack on her integrity by former Vice President Dick Cheney in his just-published memoir. Speaking in an interview with Reuters, Rice rejected Cheney's contention that she misled President George W. Bush about nuclear diplomacy with North Korea.
  • Radioactive Rice to Come? Rice Growing in a Rice Paddy with 35,000 Becquerels/kg (trunc)

    08/09/2011 12:51:43 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 17 replies ^ | Aug 8, 2011 | Ex-SKF
    Full Title: Radioactive Rice to Come? Rice Growing in a Rice Paddy with 35,000 Becquerels/kg of Radioactive Cesium? No wonder the first trading of rice futures in Osaka fetched 40% premium over the exchange-suggested contract price. If this number is correct, the harvest season in Japan will be indeed "chaos". From the tweet of Ryuichi Kino, who has attended and reported on almost all TEPCO/government press conferences regarding the Fukushima accident since March, reporting on the TEPCO/government joint press conference on August 8: SNIP (Japanese text) Germany's ZDF Television is here. Said 35,000 becquerels/kg [of radioactive cesium, most likely] has...
  • Japan: Rice futures trading suspended after price soars on nuclear fears

    08/08/2011 7:16:52 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Japan Today ^ | 08/09/11
    Rice futures trading suspended after price soars on nuclear fears Business Aug. 09, 2011 - 06:12AM JST ( 17 ) TOKYO — Japan started trading rice futures Monday but suspended the market after the price of the staple grain soared on fears that radioactive contamination from the Fukushima disaster will restrict supply. The nuclear plant, hit by the powerful March 11 quake and tsunami, has spewed radiation into the environment for nearly five months, tainting farm produce, including beef after cattle were fed radioactive rice straw. Consumer fears have grown that rice will be contaminated too and many families have...
  • Japan:Last year's rice being hoarded over radiation contamination worries

    08/04/2011 10:25:10 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Last year's rice being hoarded over radiation contamination worries TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Consumers are beginning to hoard last year's rice as their dietary staple over concerns that freshly harvested rice may be contaminated with radioactive materials released from the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, retailers said Friday. The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry is working to establish a system for ensuring the safety of rice ahead of the harvest season in autumn, with plans to inspect the crop in two stages. The buying spree, however, indicates deep public distrust of the government's handling of food safety issues in the...
  • NFL HoFer Jerry Rice: Obama’s Problems Past and Current ‘Inherited from George Bush’

    07/29/2011 5:25:54 AM PDT · by Superstu321 · 57 replies · 2+ views
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | July 29, 2011 | Stupac
    The most recent issue of ESPN the Magazine, the bi-weekly publication of the 24-hours cable sports network ESPN, gave current and former pro athletes their own segment to “sound off” on various subjects, including news of the day. [INSERT LINK TO ARTICLE] While most athletes discussed rule changes to their respective sports or things they’d like to accomplish after sports, former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice took a different. Instead, he offered readers some thoughts on President Barack Obama’s performance. Shorter version – it’s George Bush’s fault: "I think with President Obama, everyone is criticizing him for taking...
  • Rice Lashes Out at Russia for Blocking U.N. Council From Tackling Climate Change

    07/21/2011 9:34:27 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 52 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 7-21-11 | Fox News
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice this week issued a blistering rebuke of Russia, China and other countries that blocked the Security Council from adopting a statement linking the threat of climate change to international peace and security. During the Security Council’s first formal debate in four years on the environment Wednesday, Russia was not swayed by Western nations led by Germany, this month's council president, insisting that the 15-nation panel needs to respond to the effects that climate change has had on Sudan's Darfur region and in Somalia, where the United Nations say famine had struck two...
  • Fellow lawmen fight for fired Rice police officer

    06/08/2011 5:47:10 AM PDT · by thackney · 52 replies
    KHOU 11 News ^ | June 6, 2011 | Kevin Reece
    Fellow lawmen were fighting Monday to help a Rice University police officer get his job back after he was fired for responding to an off-campus "officer down" call. Officer David Sedmak’s trouble began when he heard a radio call on May 7 about a shooting at a downtown Houston Greyhound station. After learning that an officer had been shot, Sedmak left the campus – two minutes away from the scene – and rushed to the scene to help. Two HPD officers were wounded by the gunman outside the Greyhound station. Other officers took cover behind the Rice officer’s car, so...
  • Hizbullah,- More Missiles Than Most Countries: Thanks to UNIFIL, Condi

    05/25/2011 3:11:37 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 5 replies
    Fatah/Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades unity?The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades is a recognized foreign terrorist organization.They are also the official military wing of Fatah.Fatah, the main faction of the PLO, runs the Palestinian Authority [PA].Excerpt from the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006 signed into law by President Bush in Nov. 2006:["Under the "Limitations of Asistance to the Palestinian Authority", [Section 620K], of the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006, in order for the PA to receive U.S. financial aid, the POTUS must certify to Congress that no foreign terrorist organization, or members of a foreign terrorist organization serve in any capacity or instrumentality of the PA".] There can be no...
  • Lawrence O’Donnell Vs. Condi Rice: The Lecture Of A Lifetime

    05/09/2011 2:10:18 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies ^ | May 9, 2011 | Jim Vicevich
    This is why you don’t debate with talking points with a person of Condi Rice’s intellect. Some have called this a spanking. I call it a a lesson in bad interviewing. If this were one of Condi’s classes, Lawrence O’Donnell would be clapping erasers after class. IF you watch nothing else today, please watch this, and listen, and enjoy. Allahpundit at Hot Air gives O’Donnell props just for having Rice on. But I don’t think if you call yourself a journalist, you pat yourself on the back just because you take on an opponent face-to-face.
  • Video: Condi Rice and Lawrence O’Donnell argue about Iraq for 12 minutes

    05/06/2011 7:21:57 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | May 6,2011 | Allahpundit
    I’m tempted to accuse O’D of trying to build Olby-esque cred with MSNBC’s viewers by being so confrontational with one of Bush’s lieutenants, but that would be unfair. The hallmark of “Countdown” was avoiding confrontation; only the three cameras arrayed around Olby’s desk knew what it was like to receive the “sir” treatment face to face. Credit to O’Donnell for being willing to sit down with her, at least. It was a, er, gutsy call. If you’re thinking you’d rather pass on the umpteen-thousandth Iraq war debate in which neither party has a remote chance of convincing the other, think...
  • George Soros assault on U.S. Constitution - rewriting nation's founding document

    03/29/2011 7:34:30 AM PDT · by opentalk · 41 replies
    WND ^ | March 27, 2011 | Aaron Klein
    At least three White House advisers and officials, including President Obama's regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, have ties to an effort funded by billionaire George Soros to push for a new, "progressive" U.S. Constitution WND first reported last week that Sunstein's wife, Samantha Power, has been a champion of a Soros-funded doctrine, entitled "responsibility to protect," which was used by Obama to justify engaging in an international military alliance to bomb Libya. As the National Security Council special adviser to Obama on human rights, Power reportedly influenced Obama in his decision. Now it has emerged that Sunstein has maintained extensive ties...
  • Rice Gone from Tokyo Area Supermarkets

    03/16/2011 6:06:56 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Jiji Press ^ | 03/17/11
    Rice Gone from Tokyo Area Supermarkets Tokyo, March 16 (Jiji Press)--Rice has sold out at supermarkets in the Tokyo metropolitan area due to the disruption of transportation networks in the Tohoku northeastern Japan region hit by the massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake Friday. Given the emergency situation, Ito-Yokado supermarkets, operated by Seven & i Holdings Co. <3382>, held special sales events in the Tokyo metropolitan area Wednesday, and customers stood in long lines in front of the stores well ahead of their opening. "Now that school lunches have been suspended, I need more rice than usual," a housewife in her 40s from...
  • Professor Charles Rice on Obama's 'eligibility'

    02/28/2011 11:25:29 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 113 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | February 27, 2011 | Matt C. Abbott
    There's been a lot of discussion in certain circles on the topic of President Obama's "eligibility." (Incidentally, Dr. William Oddie cogently argues in a recent commentary that Obama is an enemy of the Catholic Church. Click here to read it.) Charles E. Rice, professor emeritus at Notre Dame Law School — and author of the book What Happened to Notre Dame? — argues that it's time for a new approach on the eligibility issue. His commentary is reprinted below.
  • Heavy Metal: 12 Million Tons of Chinese Rice Contaminated

    02/27/2011 8:23:18 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 108 replies ^ | 2/23/11
    Ugh. Hong Kong's English daily South China Morning Post has a distinctly unsavory dispatch from the Chinese media this morning: Government scientists have released research that millions of acres of Chinese agricultural land and over 12 million tons of Chinese grain are contaminated by toxic metal pollution, according to this week's edition of the China Economic Weekly, a state-run magazine. Last week, a separate article reported that 10% of Chinese rice contained excess cadmium, a heavy metal known to cause cancer.
  • The absentee ambassador (More from 'As The World Burns)

    02/26/2011 10:04:12 AM PST · by milwguy · 7 replies
    ny post ^ | 2/26/2011 | nyp
    The UN Security Council convened an emergency session yesterday to draft sanctions against Libyan mad- dog Moammar Khadafy. But as the UN struggled to put out the fires in the Mideast, America's top UN rep was nowhere to be found. In fact, US Ambassador Susan Rice was 8,000 miles away from UN headquarters, taking tea in South Africa with fellow diplonuts. South Africa? What the hell? Rice flew to sunny Cape Town this week for a "global sustainability" conference to discuss carbon emissions and green economies in the Third World. There were plenty of carbon emissions over Tripoli and Benghazi...
  • Prosecutors Office vows to crack down on food hoarding (Taiwan)

    02/18/2011 5:14:23 PM PST · by dynachrome · 29 replies · 2+ views
    China Post ^ | 2-18-11 | Unattributed
    TAIPEI -- The Taiwan High Prosecutors Office vowed yesterday to harshly crack down on anyone caught hoarding food staples as part of the government's efforts to stabilize food prices amid a string of price hikes following the Lunar New Year. The office said it has started collecting evidence by monitoring prices of major consumer products. Anyone found to have engaged in hoarding will be severely punished to the fullest extent of the law, it said. Those guilty of illegal activities such as hoarding daily necessities, manipulating food supplies or product prices could be sentenced to jail terms of up to...
  • Susan Rice kicks off U.N. series (0bama wants to strengthen)

    02/11/2011 7:13:23 AM PST · by combat_boots · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/11/2011 | MIKE ALLEN & JAKE SHERMAN
    Susan Rice, President Barack Obama’s ambassador to the United Nations, will argue in a major address Friday evening that the U.S. should “strengthen” — not “starve” — the world body. The address is the first in a series of speeches — to continue this spring – making the case to the American people about why the U.N. matters to national security, and how it is being improved. Read more:
  • Football-playing beau [Gene Washington] for Condoleezza [Rice]?

    06/06/2003 9:23:58 AM PDT · by GraniteStateConservative · 39 replies · 19,344+ views
    Times of India ^ | 6-1-03 | Times of India
    NEW YORK: As a girl, she vowed that she would marry an American footballer, but she has ended up helping to run the country instead. Now there is speculation that Condoleezza Rice may fulfil both ambitions after she invited a handsome sportsman not once but twice to the White House as her date. The gossip began when Gene Washington, a former player with the San Francisco 49ers, turned up at a formal dinner for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of the Philippines just over a week ago. Noticeably, Rice, the US national security adviser, had also invited him to dine with the...
  • Rice Takes Out December 2009 Highs, Next Stop: $20, As China Distributes Fake Plastic Rice

    02/03/2011 9:44:28 AM PST · by mojito · 81 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 2/3/2011 | Tyler Durden
    And so the tide rising all commodities keeps coming: rough rice has just passed its December 2009 high and is now at its highest since October 2008. When we predicted on Monday morning that "rice is next", little did we think that it would be up by 11% in 4 days. And with this important resistance level broken, it is smooth sailing to the next two resistance levels of $20 and $24. Of course, Bangladesh will be in flames long before any of those are hit. But a speculator has to eat, right. After all, none of this is Gen...
  • Did Condi Rice cause the uprising in Egypt?

    01/28/2011 9:59:12 PM PST · by REDWOOD99 · 74 replies
    Condi's speech in Cairo 2005 is an American Classic! Compare this to zer-O's Cairo speech.
  • 2005 Flashback: Condoleeza Rice Calls for Freedom and Democracy in Egypt (Moral Clarity Alert)

    01/29/2011 8:56:07 PM PST · by GVnana · 2 replies
    BigGovernment ^ | 1/29/2010
    Here is former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice demonstrating what real moral clarity sounds like at a speech at the American University in Cairo in June 2005. Watch:
  • My Gloom-By Daniel Pipes

    12/20/2005 10:35:53 AM PST · by elizabethr · 33 replies · 1,135+ views ^ | 12/20/05 | Daniel Pipes
    My Gloom By Daniel Pipes | December 20, 2005 Unlike most Americans, 9/11 made me feel more secure. Finally, the country was focused on issues that had long worried me. “The FBI is engaged in the largest operation in its history,” I wrote in late 2001, “armed marshals will again be flying on US aircraft, and the immigration service has placed foreign students under increased scrutiny. I feel safer when Islamist organizations are exposed, illicit money channels closed down, and immigration regulations reviewed. The amassing of American forces near Iraq and Afghanistan cheers me. The newfound alarm is healthy,...
  • U.N. Data Notes Sharp Rise in World Food Prices

    01/05/2011 9:26:25 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 5, 2011 | By WILLIAM NEUMAN
    World food prices continued to rise sharply in December, bringing them close to the crisis levels that provoked shortages and riots in poor countries three years ago, according to newly released United Nations data. Prices are expected to remain high this year, prompting concern that the world may be approaching another crisis, although economists cautioned that many factors, like adequate stockpiles of key grains, could prevent a serious problem. The food price index of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization rose 32 percent from June to December, according to the report published Wednesday. In December, the index was slightly...
  • "Dangerous" beetle found at Los Angeles airport

    01/05/2011 12:56:02 PM PST · by george76 · 57 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 5, 2011 | Dan Whitcomb
    U.S. customs officials said on Wednesday they had found a beetle considered one of the world's most dangerous agricultural pests in a shipment of rice arriving at Los Angeles International Airport. Agricultural specialists with U.S. Customs and Border Protection found an adult khapra beetle, eight larvae and a shed skin in a shipment of Indian rice from Saudi Arabia ... Earlier this year, border protection officials in Detroit found a khapra beetle in a shipment of tile from China.
  • Stanford's Star On and Off the Field

    01/04/2011 4:05:30 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    CBS ^ | January 4, 2011 | Bill Whitaker
    (CBS) PALO ALTO, Calif -- If you saw Stanford beat Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl last night, you couldn't help but notice the kid wearing number 48 for the Cardinal. He was in just about every play.
  • Indy grandma possibly linked to jihad terrorists

    12/28/2010 2:02:58 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 13 replies · 5+ views
    WISH TV-8 ^ | Dec 28, 2010
    An Indiana grandmother who married a suspected German jihadist and converted to the Muslim religion is under investigation for possible ties to terrorists, according to . Kathie Smith, 46, is a U.S. citizen and lives in Indianapolis.
  • It’s the question stupid!

    12/17/2010 8:19:42 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 11 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 12/17/10 | alaphiah
    Former Presidential advisor Condoleezza Rice in perhaps one of the finest explained answers regarding the decision to go to war with Iraq takes a farcical Katie Couric question on the subject of, what the Bush administration would have done if they knew then what we know now. Rice’s professorial response uncovered Couric’s obtuseness without Couric realizing it. I say this principally because she ventured the question again indicating that she didn’t understand that she had be revealed. (see 6:21 video)
  • Condoleezza Rice Schools Katie Couric on Why U.S. Invaded Iraq

    12/12/2010 4:27:11 PM PST · by Def Conservative · 32 replies · 1+ views
    On December 3, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice gave CBS's Katie Couric a much-needed lesson on why America invaded Iraq. When Couric said to her guest during an "HBO History Makers Series" interview, "Documentaries have been made about how intelligence was incorrectly analyzed and cherry-picked to build an argument for war, and memos from that time do suggest that officials knew there was a small chance of actually finding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq," Rice stopped the host dead in her tracks (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • On North Korea, a Bipartisan Failure

    11/29/2010 2:34:39 AM PST · by paudio · 5 replies
    NRO ^ | 11.24.10 | Carolyn Leddy
    The question on everyone’s mind: Why didn’t the United States do more to prevent the progress of North Korea’s uranium-enrichment program? Regrettably, the answer to this question is even more disconcerting than the disclosure itself. Intelligence amassed over the course of nearly two decades on North Korea’s uranium-enrichment program has been an inconvenient truth for most U.S. officials involved in North Korea policy through consecutive U.S. political administrations — but nowhere was this delusion in more abundance than in the latter years of the George W. Bush administration, in which I served as the director for counterproliferation strategy, covering North...
  • Condoleezza Rice, Joe Theismann episode, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson - 25 Oct, 2010

    10/24/2010 12:01:49 AM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 3 replies
    Holly's Day Shows ^ | Oct. 23, 2010
    Watch The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Condoleezza Rice, Joe Theismann S06E186 online stream. Will be shown on CBS at Mon, October 25, 2010 12:35 AM.
  • CondI Rice defends Obama Administration

    10/18/2010 4:28:32 PM PDT · by trialbyfire · 36 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.
  • 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 []
    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;