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  • Obama’s Fancy New Mansion Is Located 1,000 Feet From The Islamic Center Of Washington DC

    05/26/2016 6:38:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 81 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/26/2016 | Eric Owens
    The mammoth, multi-million-dollar mansion where resident Barack Obama and his family will reportedly live after the first family exits the White House is located 1,096 feet from the Islamic Center of Washington — one of the largest mosques in the Western Hemisphere. ... The exterior of the Islamic Center features horseshoe arches, Arabic script and tall, ornate minaret. The building is surrounded by an array of flags representing the countries of the world where Islam is the state-sanctioned religion. ... In addition to the Islamic Center of Washington, the embassy of Oman and the former embassy of Iran are very...
  • How the Liberal Echo Chamber Sold the Lie of ‘Moderate’ Iranian Leaders

    05/28/2016 8:47:17 AM PDT · by russbart · 5 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | James Phillips
    The Obama administration’s controversial efforts to sell the flawed Iran nuclear deal continue to reverberate, after Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes gave an ill-advised interview to The New York Times Magazine in which he bragged about the media “echo chamber” he built in collaboration with like-minded journalists and nongovernmental organizations.
  • Iran says its pilgrims will not attend haj in Saudi

    05/29/2016 11:52:38 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 14 replies
    Iran said on Sunday its pilgrims would not attend the annual Muslim haj pilgrimage, blaming regional rival Saudi Arabia for "sabotage" and failing to guarantee the safety of pilgrims. Saudi Arabia, which oversees the pilgrimage to Mecca by more than two million Muslims from around the world, accused Iran of effectively depriving its citizens from the religious duty by refusing to sign a memorandum reached after talks with Iran's Haj and Pilgrimage Organization. Relations between the two Gulf powers plummeted after hundreds of Iranians died in a crush in last year's haj and after Riyadh broke diplomatic ties when its...
  • Iranian TV Report on International Holocaust Cartoon Contest Held in Tehran

    05/29/2016 11:23:29 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 7 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 5/15/16 | Al-Alam TV (Iran)
    On May 15, Al-Alam TV broadcast a report on the opening of the third International Holocaust Cartoon Contest in Tehran. The exhibition features caricatures of Israeli PM Netanyahu, comparing him to Hitler and to ISIS terrorists. The organizer, Shojai Tabtabai, said that the exhibition was "a response to the publication of cartoons by the French Charlie Hebdo magazine, which affronted the Prophet Muhammad, as well as an expression of [our opposition] to the massacres perpetrated against the Palestinian people." Reporter: "As a form of expression of the Palestinian cause, and in the context of the massacres, perpetrated by the Zionists...
  • Power of Gupta family in South Africa has people fearing ‘state capture’

    05/29/2016 12:03:33 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 7 replies
    Despite the denials, South Africa’s banks have had enough. In recent weeks, all four of the biggest banks have severed their links to the Guptas, closing the bank accounts of the Gupta holding company, Oakbay Investments. The Guptas were furious. In newspaper advertisements, they said the banks were jeopardizing the livelihoods of 7,500 of Oakbay’s “employees and dependents.” The Zuma government swiftly responded by delegating three cabinet ministers to meet with the banks to settle the matter. It was an extraordinary state intervention in a private business dispute. And, critics said, it was further proof of the remarkable power of...
  • Russia and Europe plan a manned mission to Mars

    Europe will carry out the first manned mission to Mars together with Russia. Head of the European Space Agency Jean-Jacques Dordain stated this when he visited the International Aviation and Space Salon, MAKS-2011, now under way in Zhukovsky near Moscow. He gave no timeframe, but head of the Russian Space Agency Vladimir Popovkin welcomed his European counterpart’s idea concerning the coordination of the future project. The dream of human beings going to Mars has a long history, and at present, mankind is very close to implement such a project. Some time ago, an interest in the planet was linked to...
  • Russia hopes nuclear ship will fly humans to Mars

    10/29/2009 7:07:52 AM PDT · by tricky_k_1972 · 34 replies · 1,096+ views
    Forbes ^ | Oct 29 08:01 AM US/Eastern | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
    MOSCOW -- Russia should build a new nuclear-powered spaceship for prospective manned missions to Mars and other planets, the nation's space chief said in remarks released Thursday.Anatoly Perminov first proposed building the ship at a government meeting Wednesday but initially didn't explain its purpose.He said in remarks posted Thursday on his agency's Web site that the nuclear spaceship should be used for human flights to Mars and other planets. He said the project is challenging technologically, but could capitalize on the Soviet and Russian experience in the field.Perminov said the preliminary design could be ready by 2012. He said it...
  • Russia Plans 500-Day Mock Mars Mission

    10/11/2004 6:17:41 PM PDT · by Simmy2.5 · 12 replies · 318+ views
    Space.com ^ | 11 October 2004 | By Tariq Malik
    Russian space researchers will lock six men in a metal tube for more than year in an effort to mimic the stresses and challenges of a manned mission to Mars. The 500 Days experiment, under development by the Russian Institute of Medical and Biological Problems, will isolate human volunteers in a mock space station module for -- as its namesake suggests -- a complete 500 days to study how a long mission to Mars might affect its human crew. "Obviously, we're very interested in the results," NASA spokeswoman Dolores Beasley said of the long-duration study during a telephone interview. "It...
  • Russia, US can collaborate in Mars exploration: Putin

    01/26/2004 2:32:41 PM PST · by ambrose · 79 replies · 259+ views
    AP ^ | 1.27.04 | AFP
    Last Update: Tuesday, January 27, 2004. 1:03am (AEDT) Russia, US can collaborate in Mars exploration: Putin Russia and the United States can collaborate in exploring Mars, Russian President Vladimir Putin told US Secretary of State Colin Powell in talks on Monday. Congratulating the envoy on the US mission that has seen two probes land on the surface of the Red Planet in the past three weeks, Mr Putin said that Russia "has noted with interest President Bush's ambitious plans for the conquest of Mars," the Interfax news agency reported. "I believe that in this area there are things we can...
  • "Time not right" for Russia to launch Mars mission: ("We could do it. We just don't feel like it.")

    01/22/2004 6:43:00 AM PST · by presidio9 · 11 replies · 84+ views
    AFP ^ | Thu, Jan 22, 2004
    Russia possesses the technology and skills to launch a manned mission to Mars but "the time is not right" for such a venture, a senior government official said, dousing speculation that Russia might seek to match US plans to explore space. "We have all the technology and scientific skills needed (for a flight to Mars), but from the rational point of view the time is not right for such a programme," Deputy Prime Minister Boris Alyoshin told the Interfax news agency. "We too have big ambitions, but currently we are not planning concrete moves for the conquest of Mars," he...
  • After Bush speech, Russia mulls missions to Moon and Mars (...yeah right)

    01/15/2004 1:11:45 PM PST · by presidio9 · 63 replies · 585+ views
    AFP ^ | Thu, Jan 15, 2004
    In an echo of the Cold War space race, Russia said that it had the know-how to relaunch its space exploration programs, a day after Washington laid out ambitious plans to return to the Moon and press on to Mars. "We have many initiatives from researchers on organizing expeditions to the Moon and Mars," said Nikolai Moiseyev, a deputy director of the Russian Rosaviakosmos space agency. "Before the end of the year, we intend to develop a federal space program until 2015 and it is possible that such projects would be included," the ITAR-TASS news agency quoted him as saying...
  • Russia Keeps Profiting from U.S. Reliance on RD-180 Rocket Engine

    05/29/2016 7:58:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 5/27/2016 | Bridget Johnson
    The outcome of dueling versions of the National Defense Authorization Act could determine how much the U.S. lines Russia's pockets before what some lawmakers hope is a speedy transition to a domestically produced rocket engine. The RD-180 engine is built by NPO Energomash, a manufacturer mostly owned by the Russian Federation. It's used in the Atlas V rocket, built by Lockheed Martin and Boeing's United Launch Alliance. The House version of the NDAA approves all of the 18 requested engines. In the Senate, where there has been a lengthy battle over buying from Russia, the NDAA authorizes nine engines. Either...
  • WaPo: “U.S. Forces Now on the Ground” in Yemen

    05/29/2016 12:21:27 AM PDT · by hamilton_1800 · 17 replies
    In significant news that has thus far either gone under or outright unreported by the media, U.S. military advisors have “boots on the ground” in Yemen, according to a recent report in the Washington Post by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Missy Ryan: “The Pentagon has placed a small number of U.S. advisors on the ground in Yemen to support Arab forces battling al-Qaeda, military officials said on Friday, signaling a new American role in that country’s multi-sided civil war. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said U.S. personnel had been in the country for about two weeks, supporting Yemeni and...
  • Biden: Israel right to search ships-White House hints that time for new Gaza policy

    06/03/2010 4:58:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies · 507+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/03/2010
    White House hints that time for new Gaza policy is near. WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Wednesday that it had warned Israel's government repeatedly to use "caution and restraint" with half a dozen aid boats bound for the Gaza Strip before Israeli commandos raided the flotilla this week in an operation that killed nine people. In an interview with Charlie Rose broadcast Wednesday night, Vice President Joe Biden agreed that Israel had a right to inspect the cargo. "You can argue whether Israel should have dropped people onto that ship or not ... but the truth of the matter...
  • Joe Biden changes story on Osama bin Laden raid

    10/20/2015 10:57:05 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 18 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 1:13 PM ET, Tue October 20, 2015 | Laura Koran, CNN
    Washington (CNN)Vice President Joe Biden offered an account Tuesday of the decision to launch the raid that killed Osama bin Laden that differed from some of his previous retellings -- and from Hillary Clinton's. His remarks come as he considers facing off against the former secretary of state in the 2016 presidential race, and they seem to signal that he sees his earlier stance on the raid as a potential liability.
  • #Russia resumes its airstrikes vs #AlQaeda in #Syria, near #Turkey border

    05/28/2016 9:39:28 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 3 replies
    twitter.com/moscow_ghos ^ | 8:15 AM - 27 May 2016 | @moscow_ghost
    #Russia resumes its airstrikes vs #AlQaeda in #Syria, near #Turkey border#WarOnTerrorhttps://t.co/U0sFA3V8cn pic.twitter.com/uVUc6gO2Vq— маяковский (@moscow_ghost) May 27, 2016
  • Saudi Arabia: Man Shoots Doctor For Assisting Wife’s Labor

    05/28/2016 4:53:47 PM PDT · by Lera · 28 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/26/16 | Jack Moore
    Saudi authorities have arrested a man for shooting a male doctor who had helped his wife's delivery, after arguing that a female doctor should have overseen the birth. The doctor, Muhannad Al Zabn, delivered the baby in April at the King Fahad Medical City in Riyadh, Gulf News reported. The father offered his thanks to the doctor and asked to meet him at the hospital to show him his appreciation in person for the delivery. The pair proceeded to meet in the hospital garden to talk about the delivery when the father unveiled a firearm and shot at the doctor,...
  • Op-Ed: Iran is an artificial country

    05/28/2016 4:01:37 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/5/16 | Dr. Mordechai Kedar
    Iran is an artificial country which includes a large number of ethnic groups: Persians, Azars, Kurds, Turkmen, Baloch, Arabs and more.... Southwestern Iran, the Khuzistan region, is home to the Arab minority group, but that is where most of the oil and gas resources are to be found underground, right under the feet of that Arab minority. They are Shiites, exactly like the majority Persians, but are treated with disdain by the government. In the past, the region was called Arabistan to allude to the ethnic group living there, but after the 1925 Persian Conquest, the Persians changed its name...
  • Putin on mount Athos sat on the throne of the Byzantine emperors (trunc)

    05/28/2016 4:36:08 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 65 replies
    Last News from Russia ^ | May 29, 2016 | RU Admin
    Russian President Vladimir Putin during a visit to the Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos on mount Athos sat in the chair, which previously could only occupy the Byzantine emperors. Putin said about the need to “strengthen the spiritual power of all the Orthodox” and declared the Greek mountain “a source of well-being and grace” for the Russian Orthodox world. Putin visited Athos, having participated in events in honor of the 1000th anniversary of the appearance of Russian monks on the Holy mountain. On the website of the Kremlin promptly a photo gallery, and Greek TV covered the...
  • Two minute video shows empty shelves at a Venezuelan supermarket

    05/28/2016 2:03:00 PM PDT · by grundle · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 7, 2016 | TheKnino69
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtMODsO2NZ4
  • S. Africa bill to redistribute whites’ land to blacks risks leaving people homeless

    05/28/2016 3:26:36 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 118 replies
    rt.com ^ | 27 May, 2016
    South Africa’s parliament has approved a bill that would see the government make compulsory land purchases from rich whites and redistribute it more fairly to address racial disparities, two decades after the fall of apartheid. The ruling African National Congress (ANC) has the August elections to consider, and the party has promised to ramp up the series of measures with its Expropriation Bill, South Africa’s Mail & Guardian reports. Having passed the National Assembly, which added changes on Thursday, the bill will now head to President Jacob Zuma’s desk for signing. The bill combines a series of measures that would...
  • Sub sailor's photo case draws comparisons to Clinton emails

    05/28/2016 12:19:41 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 5.27.16 | Josh Gerstein
    A Navy sailor entered a guilty plea Friday in a classified information mishandling case that critics charge illustrates a double standard between the treatment of low-ranking government employees and top officials like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and ex-CIA Director David Petraeus. Prosecutors allege that Petty Officer First Class Kristian Saucier used a cellphone camera to take photos in the classified engine room of the nuclear submarine where he worked as a mechanic, the USS Alexandria, then destroyed a laptop, camera and memory card after learning he was under investigation.
  • Lava-Loving Tourists Flock to Active Nicaragua Volcano

    05/28/2016 11:58:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Phys.org ^ | May 27, 2016 | Blanca Morel
    Centuries ago, a native Central American people terrified of a witch believed to live deep in the earth used to sacrifice children and young women to Nicaragua's Masaya volcano. Today, the crater southwest of the capital Managua is an international tourist magnet, where photo-snapping visitors scramble among sulfurous fumes to get views of its bubbling lava—a rare sight. The only volcanoes in the world to boast lakes of incandescent magma are Masaya, Hawaii's Kilauea and Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo, explained a Nicaraguan geographer and environmentalist, Jaime Incer.
  • 3 Facts That Will Change Everything You Believe About U.S. Foreign Policy

    05/28/2016 4:22:59 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 20 replies
    Anti Media ^ | 5/27/2016 | Nick Bernabe
    (ANTIMEDIA) The Unites States has the world’s most powerful military — and a huge budget to match it. In fact, the U.S. spends more on defense than the next seven countries’ military budgets combined. America’s navy has been branded a “Global Force for Good,” and U.S. military operations around the world are sold to the public as freedom-by-force operations (see: Operation Iraqi Freedom). But what is the truth about America’s foreign policy? Is America truly a benevolent empire hell-bent on raining democracy-by-drone strikes around the world? To answer this question, we looked at America’s arms global deals and came to...
  • Saudi Arabia and Iran Fail to Reach Hajj Deal

    05/28/2016 1:24:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Saturday, 28 May 2016
    An Iranian delegation wrapped up its visit to Saudi Arabia on Friday without signing a final agreement on arrangements for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has said. The ministry said the delegation decided to return to Tehran without signing the final agreement despite two days of extensive talks. “The Iranian Organization of Hajj and Visit will be held responsible before God and the people of Iran for the inability of its pilgrims to perform Hajj this year,” the ministry said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency. The ministry said it offered...
  • Let’s Celebrate Eisenhower’s Great Victory!

    05/28/2016 5:18:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    That much of the world (in partnership with U.S. “elites”) treats the hapless American taxpayer about like Mr Haney treated Oliver Douglas, Bernie Maddoff treated his clients and the world treats Rodney Dangerfield has become a campaign theme of enormous popularity and consequence. I think you know for which campaigner.Well, there’s one issue one which the American taxpayer can look across the oceans, touch his nose with his thumb, extend his hand, and fan his fingers while snickering “NEENER!...NEENER!...NEENER!--You SUCKERS!” You see, amigos: the taxpayers of nations from France to Spain to Germany, from South Korea to Japan and from...
  • Freed by Russia, Ukraine's 'Joan of Arc' may be thorn in own leaders' side

    05/27/2016 11:13:45 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 30 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Fri May 27, 2016 2:41pm EDT | PAVEL POLITYUK
    Securing pilot Nadiya Savchenko's release from Russian captivity was a PR coup for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko but the outspoken woman feted as the nation's "Joan of Arc" may ultimately prove a thorn in his side. While in jail, Savchenko was named a lawmaker in what is now the main opposition party at a time of growing disillusion with the slow pace of reforms and tackling corruption. She has also condemned a key plank of Poroshenko's ceasefire deal with pro-Russian separatists granting them autonomy in eastern Ukraine. "She may just ask all those who are now in power - what...
  • Russia successfully tests anti-satellite missile

    05/27/2016 9:31:01 PM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 40 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | May 27, 2016 | Charlie Moore
    Former Pentagon official Mark Schneider warned...'The loss of GPS guidance due to [anti-satellite] attack would take out a substantial part of our precision weapons delivery capability and essentially all of our standoff capability.
  • Could Russia's Cold War Super-Jet Last 100 Years?

    05/27/2016 7:33:09 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    The National Interest ^ | May 27, 2016 | Robert Farley
    Military aircraft can have notoriously short lifespans, especially during periods of technological ferment. The most elite aircraft of World War I could become obsolete in a matter of months. Things weren’t much different in World War II. And at the dawn of the jet age, entire fleets of aircraft became passé as technologies matured. The advanced fighters that fought in the skies over Korea became junk just a few years later. But a few designs stand the test of the time. The B-52 Stratofortress first flew in 1952, yet remains in service today. New C-130s continue to roll off the...
  • Syrians, Palestinians buy bogus Honduras identities to sneak into U.S.: Report

    05/27/2016 2:09:20 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/27/2016 | By Stephen Dinan
    La Prensa uncovered a criminal network that paid Honduran officials to illegally register foreigners as legal residents, which gave them access to documents that could then be used to gain broader access to the western hemisphere. The La Prensa report was highlighted Friday by the Center for Immigration Studies, which said the network appeared to be a favorite for those of Arab origin — particularly Syrians and Palestinians — who were looking for a way to enter the U.S. The criminal network managed to get names registered in Honduras’s national registration of persons (RNP). That meant they could obtain passports...
  • RETROTECHTACULAR: EXAMINING MUSIC IN 1950’S RUSSIA

    05/27/2016 7:50:13 AM PDT · by bigbob · 36 replies
    Hackaday ^ | 5-27-16 | Kristina Panos
    If you had told 12-year-old me that one day I would be able to listen to pretty much any song I wanted to on demand and also pull up the lyrics as fast as I could type the artist’s name and part of the title into a text box, I would have a) really hoped you weren’t kidding and b) would have wanted to grow up even faster than I already did. The availability of music today, especially in any place with first world Internet access is really kind of astounding. While the technology to make this possible has come...
  • CHINA'S NEW CARRIER GETS A SKI RAMP

    05/27/2016 5:11:30 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Popular Science ^ | May 20, 2016 | Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer
    cjdby.net Type 001A Takes Shape The Type 001A carrier, likely to be named after a Chinese province, already has most of its hangar bay installed, the next major parts are the ski ramp, control tower island, and flight deck. China's first domestically built carrier, "Type 001A", is making brisk progress in its Dalian drydock. Tracing its design to the Soviet Admiral Kuznetsov class of aircraft carriers, the Type 001A will displace around 60,000-70,000 tons, is powered by steam turbines, and will carry between 30 and 40 helicopters and J-15 fighter jets. Type 001A first began construction in late 2014, and...
  • ISIL Leaders Escaping Raqqa to Mosul

    05/26/2016 11:58:04 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 15 replies
    Fars News (Iranian) ^ | Thu May 26, 2016 | Fars News Agency
    Sources said on Thursday that ISIL's foreign commanders... have been transferred to Mosul. ...ISIL is transferring its heavy weapons and equipment from Raqqa to Deir Ezzur, while preventing Raqqa residents from leaving the region. ..."ISIL has been transferring a large number of its forces and their heavy military equipment to the energy-rich regions in the Eastern Syria, mainly in Deir Ezzur and Eastern Homs, to save its revenues from smuggling of oil and gas," sources said,
  • Obama’s Legacy: Media Negligence Empowered Ben Rhodes to Prey on National ‘Stupidity’

    05/25/2016 2:07:16 PM PDT · by russbart · 7 replies
    With the clock winding down on Barack Obama’s presidency, historians are gearing up to write his legacy. They, unlike journalists reporting on daily issues, will engage in more detailed research to assess Obama’s tenure. Thus, the historian’s assessment should prove much more accurate—and telling.
  • The Truth in The Matter Reigns Supreme[Charismatic Caucus]

    05/26/2016 10:32:25 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Circumstantial evidence is when The enemy would have you believe in a lie instead of The Truth in the matter(substance) for truly as you are obedient to follow My Son "THE WORD" it is then My Spirit maintains your walk on the Highway of Holiness free from guile and the lies that distract you from My SON for I am not a man that should sway you from The Truth of My ~ Eternal Kingdom ~ and Glory forever, as you "ARE" My Children. Numbers 23:19 19 God is not a man, that He should tell or act a lie,...
  • Large Number of Classes in Russian Navy Surface Fleet May Cause Logistic Problems

    05/26/2016 6:34:03 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    TASS ^ | 26 May 2016
    Numerous classes of littoral warships entering service with and being built for the Russian Navy may cause the service logistic and combat stability problems in the future, a defense industry source told TASS on Tuesday. Russia' Second Project 11356 Frigate Admiral Essen. Picture: ruspodplav.livejournal.com "There have been much more classes of the small guided missile ship type than before. All of them carry different weapons control systems, which will entail problems if they have to operate a single force. This is a deadlock option, because the Navy should have same-class ships of every type - from the guided missile corvette...
  • Venezuelan Government

    05/25/2016 3:02:34 PM PDT · by rey · 7 replies
    25 May 2016
    I have recently heard reports on the news and read articles in newspapers and magazines concerning the current situation in Venezuela. To hear the reporters talk, the only problem is the death of Chavez. Seemingly, were the right dictator found all would be well. The most interesting thing, in all the mainstream media, I have yet to hear mention of what type of government is starving its people in Venezuela. None dare call it communism.
  • ‘Money Laundering Scheme’: Donald Trump Adviser Reads from ‘Clinton Cash’ at Albuquerque Rally

    05/25/2016 11:18:22 AM PDT · by Syncro · 50 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s senior policy adviser, Stephen Miller, read from the book Clinton Cash by Peter Schweizer at a Trump campaign rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Tuesday evening. “I’m here today with a very important mission, which is to talk about this very important book here; it’s called Clinton Cash,” Miller said as he held up a copy of Schweizer’s book before approximately 10,000 people in attendance. “Has anybody heard of it?”The crowd cheered, as Miller delved into a more-than-ten-minute-long dissection of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, while reading from the...
  • Vietnam May Buy F-18 Fighter Jets, Littoral Combat Ships From US (Russian source)

    05/25/2016 6:31:46 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 25.05.2016
    Littoral Combat Ships and F-18 Super-Hornet jets will probably top Vietnam’s shopping list for US-made weapons now that President Barack Obama has lifted Washington’s 50-year-old arms embargo on Hanoi, former US diplomat Jim Jatras told Sputnik. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Obama announced in Hanoi on Monday the lifting of the US embargo on Vietnam during his three-day visit. "Among the systems Hanoi reportedly is interested in are Lockheed Martin’s F-16 jets, Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet jets, competing littoral combat ship designs from Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics, and precision-guidance munitions from Raytheon and Boeing," Jatras said on Tuesday. Jatras dismissed Obama’s...
  • Russian Navy Upgrading its Project 949A Oscar II SSGN Submarines into 949AM Variant

    05/25/2016 6:12:12 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    TASS ^ | 25 May 2016
    Russia has started the multi-year program to upgrade Project 949A (Antey-class, NATO reporting name: Oscar II) nuclear-powered submarines armed with cruise missiles (SSGN), according to a source in Russian defense industry. "The upgraded Project 949A submarines will be designated as Project 949AM (M stands for upgraded, Modernizirovannaya). The number of cruise missiles is planned to be increased from 24 to 72 and 3M45 Granit (SS-N-19 Shipwreck) cruise anti-ship missiles (ASM) are to be replaced by a mix of 3M55 Onyx (SS-N-26 Strobile) ASM and 3M54 Kalibr (SS-N-27 Sizzler) ASM/land-attack missiles. The upgrade of Project 949A SSGNs does not require drastic...
  • Price of corn flour in Venezuela soars 900 percent

    05/24/2016 9:03:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    AFP ^ | May 24, 2016 | Staff
    Venezuelans on Tuesday woke up to discover that the government-controlled price of corn flour -- used to make corn patty arepas, a staple of local cuisine -- has risen 900 percent. The socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro had kept the price of corn flour frozen for 15 months at 19 bolivares a kilogram (two pounds).
  • Nicolás Márquez: Che Guevara’s Own Words Shatter His Myth

    05/24/2016 11:38:31 AM PDT · by fella · 31 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 18 Aug 2014 | Belen Marty
    Marxist Marketing Gimmick Cannot Overturn Murderous, Racist Legacy Nicolás Márquez is a lawyer, journalist, political analyst, and native resident of the coastal city of Mar Del Plata, Argentina. Above all, Márquez is a writer. Perhaps inspired by the fresh sea air that permeates the city, Márquez wrote El Canalla (The Scoundrel): The True Story of Che, where he brings to the surface the man beneath the myth, the Argentinean behind the Latin American, and the murderer underneath the façade of a righteous man. Márquez speaks slowly and possesses the enviable vocabulary and oratory skills of man who has been immersed...
  • Can Russia Survive Washington’s Attack?

    05/22/2016 7:50:15 PM PDT · by thoughtomator · 37 replies
    Institute for Political Economy ^ | May 19, 2016 | Paul Craig Roberts
    It is not only American generals who are irresponsible and declare on the basis of no evidence whatsoever that “Russia is an existential threat to the United States” and also to the Baltic states, Poland, Georgia, Ukraine, and all of Europe. British generals also participate in the warmongering. UK retired general and former NATO commander Sir Richard Shirreff, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander in Europe until 2014, has just declared that nuclear war with Russia is “entirely possible” within the year. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3596977/The-outbreak-nuclear-war-year-West-Putin-entirely-plausible-says-former-NATO-chief-promoting-novel-2017-war-Russia.html My loyal readers know that I, myself, have been warning for some time about the likelihood of nuclear war....
  • Kurdish president calls for statehood, new Middle Eastern order

    05/23/2016 3:32:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/5/16 | David Rosenberg
    Speaking on the 100th anniversary of the Sykes-Picot Agreement last week, President of the Iraqi Kurdistan, Masoud Barzani, declared that the old Middle East created by European imperialism was dead – and that an independent Kurdish state must be part of the emerging new order. Referring to the secret arrangement by the Allied Powers in World War I to divide the Middle East into “spheres of influence”, Barzani blasted the Sykes-Picot Agreement, saying that it denied the rights of the inhabitants and carved up populations with arbitrary lines. The agreement served as the basis for the establishment of the modern...
  • Production of Coke halted in Venezuela for lack of sugar

    05/23/2016 3:32:18 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 41 replies
    May 23 (Reuters) - The Venezuelan bottler of Coca-Cola has halted production of sugar-sweetened beverage due to a lack of sugar, a Coca-Cola Co spokeswoman said on Monday. Venezuela is in the midst of a deep recession, and spontaneous demonstrations and looting have become more common amid worsening food shortages, frequent power cuts and the world's highest inflation.
  • Imagine No Possessions, Imagine Venezuela

    05/23/2016 4:36:47 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 20, 2016 | Robert Tracinski
    About the same time I was listening to those girls sing “Imagine,” this item came across my news feed: By morning, three newborns were already dead. The day had begun with the usual hazards: chronic shortages of antibiotics, intravenous solutions, even food. Then a blackout swept over the city, shutting down the respirators in the maternity ward. Doctors kept ailing infants alive by pumping air into their lungs by hand for hours. By nightfall, four more newborns had died. “The death of a baby is our daily bread,” said Dr. Osleidy Camejo, a surgeon in the nation’s capital, Caracas, referring...
  • What Seven Hours of Waiting Will Get You in Venezuela

    05/23/2016 8:05:11 PM PDT · by grundle · 21 replies
    panampost.com ^ | August 19, 2015 | Editor’s note: the author of this article expressly asked not to be named for fear of reprisals.
    Take a Walk Down the Atrocity Covered in Wallpaper "The simplest explanation is usually the correct one." ~ Occam’s razor "Why can’t you get things? It is very difficult to explain. I understand you are upset, but you can’t give the oligarchy the upper hand. It’s a matter of being united … another economy is an option, the community economy, the one stemming from small producers … do not give these racketeers (the entrepreneurs) resources. You have to wait in line with us as well, but at least in the end you don’t pay as much." The above message is...
  • Russian schools in push to give students army training

    05/23/2016 10:08:05 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 27 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 20 May 2016 Share
    Schoolchildren in Russia will soon be taught a variety of military skills such as maintaining firearms as part of a new drive by the country's defence ministry. ...snip.... It will include things like assembling assault rifles, shooting and parachute jumping, but also theoretical subjects such as military history and tactics, the Gazeta.ru news website reports, quoting defence ministry officia
  • U.S. Embassy in Venezuela halts new visas for lack of personnel, high demand

    05/23/2016 1:43:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | May 23, 2016 | By Franz von Bergen
    The U.S. Embassy in Venezuela has temporarily stopped scheduling appointments for first-time visa seekers because of the consular staff is insufficient to serve the overwhelming demand, the consular office announced. The measure applies to all new tourist and business visas, for which an average of 1,800 applications were being filed daily. "We had to make this decision because in the last eight months [Venezuela's] Foreign Ministry hasn't responded to various requests to increase personnel," said Lola Petrova, the embassy spokeswoman. She said that with the current number of employees they can handle 800 daily appointments at the most. In an...
  • Editorial: The Left on the Run in Latin America

    05/23/2016 12:38:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 23, 2016 | Editorial Board
    In 2004, Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro launched the Bolivarian Alternative for the Peoples of Our Americas, a regional alliance of leftist leaders designed to subvert a hemispheric free trade agreement that the United States had been pushing for a decade. Today Latin America's leftist ramparts appear to be crumbling because of widespread corruption, a slowdown in China's economy and poor economic choices. For the most part, leaders failed to create diversified economies capable of withstanding slumps. The welfare and pension programs that kept voters loyal proved unsustainable. Leaders in Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia flouted democratic traditions by expanding or...