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  • Too Many Federal Agencies Have Created Their Own Private Armies

    04/21/2014 5:02:39 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 94 replies
    TRNS ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Ernest Istook
    Does the Environmental Protection Agency really need armed agents? Outside of law enforcement, federal agencies now employ over 25,000 people as armed agents. They are more than guards. They’ve become like private armies that can push around private citizens. Over 70 non-military federal agencies now have their own armed agents. You expect armed agents with the FBI, the U.S. Marshal Service and the Border Patrol. But the EPA? The Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, even the Social Security Administration and the National Institutes of Health? Even the Department of Education and the Department of Housing and Urban...
  • South African president Jacob Zuma loses support over alleged corruption

    12/15/2013 2:01:21 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 2 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Monday, 16 December, 2013, 4:44am | AFP
    As Nelson Mandela was being laid to rest, an opinion poll showed his political heir Jacob Zuma losing support over claims of abuse of public funds. A survey for the Sunday Times newspaper showed 51 per cent of registered voters of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) want the president to resign. The results of the survey conducted by the Ipsos market research company comes in the same week that Zuma was booed at Mandela's memorial service in Soweto. Of the 1,000 ANC voters polled in a representative survey, 33 per cent said they were less likely to vote for...
  • BBC 'creates bad image of South Africa'

    04/29/2013 6:43:08 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies
    The New Age ^ | April 30, 2013 | WARREN MABONA
    The ANC has expressed outrage over a BBC documentary on the Marikana Lonmin mine massacre. The two-hour documentary, titled “South Africa: The Massacre That Changed a Nation”, depicted what appeared to be the ANC’s failures in providing services for the people since the organisation came to power in 1994. It was created by British Labour Party MP and filmmaker, Peter Hain, who visited the scene of the Marikana massacre and the Eastern Cape to interview the families of the deceased miners. ANC spokesperson, Jackson Mthembu, said it was not for the first time that the British media created a bad...
  • Nobel Winner Desmond Tutu Calls For G. W. Bush & Tony Blair To Be Tried At The Hague For Iraq War

    09/02/2012 3:18:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 2, 2012
    Groan.Via BBC: Tony Blair and George W Bush should be taken to the International Criminal Court in The Hague over the Iraq war, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said.Writing in the UK’s Observer newspaper, he accused the former leaders of lying about weapons of mass destruction.The Iraq military campaign had made the world more unstable “than any other conflict in history”, he said.Mr Blair responded by saying “this is the same argument we have had many times with nothing new to say”.Earlier this week, Archbishop Tutu, a veteran peace campaigner who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 in recognition of...
  • Saudi Arabia: More brutal laws for "insulting" Islam

    07/15/2012 4:35:34 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 19 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | July 15, 2012 | Pam Geller, et al
    So, it wouldn't just be blasphemy (that's already covered by the death sentence), but "insulting Islam" (...and we all know how difficult that is) and those homicidal "clerics"... Once again we see that any accommodation to Islamic law results in demands by and more accommodation of the most brutal, backward and bloody ideology on the face of the earth. Notice the media using "conservative" to describe these savages. More Orwellian language. "Saudi Arabia considers law against insulting Islam" Reuters July 15, 2012 (thanks to David) Saudi Arabia is studying new regulations to criminalise insulting Islam, including in social media, and...
  • The Guardian: Saudi Arabia Ripe for Revolution

    02/29/2012 8:24:28 AM PST · by combat_boots · 21 replies
    Al-Arabiya and The Guardian ^ | 2/29/2012 | Unknown
    An article published Monday by the Guardian indicated that Saudi Arabia is “ripe for revolution” as the factors that motivated the Arab uprisings are present at the kingdom. Pointing out the presence of tens of thousands of political prisoners -most without charge- the high unemployment rate in this country oil rich country, the huge discrepancy between classes, and the royal family’s treatment to the country and people as private property, Saudi writer Saad Al-Faqih considered that like other places in the Arab world, “the expansion in communication tools has broken down barriers and deprived the Saudi regime of the secrecy...
  • Inside Media Matters: Erratic behavior, close coordination with White House and news organizations

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

    12/05/2011 1:50:11 PM PST · by NYer · 36 replies
    California Catholic ^ | December 5, 2011
    >As Christmas shoppers flock to stores, the familiar sights and sounds of Salvation Army bell-ringers with red kettles will prompt many to toss in their coins and remember the less fortunate. But not everyone is in a giving mood. MSNBC.com reported last week that some LGBT activists are urging people to ignore the bell-ringers because the Salvation Army holds Biblical views that the activists claim are bigoted. The Salvation Army adamantly denies that it discriminates against anyone, including LGBT, who seeks its services or programs. Gay leaders are not satisfied. Andy Thayer, co-founder of the Gay Liberation Network, said, “We...
  • Melting the Red Kettle [gays boycott Salvation Army]

    11/28/2011 10:40:23 AM PST · by madprof98 · 44 replies
    National Review (Corner) ^ | 11/28/11 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Tolerance equals ideological submission for those who are encouraging a boycott of the Salvation Army for its opposition to redefining marriage and its religious beliefs about homosexuality.
  • Nazi occupation of Wall street by liberal fascist parasite bums

    10/10/2011 3:42:04 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | Mainestategop
    All over america, bums illegal aliens Islamic Jihadists moochers pedophiles drunks addicts anarchists and other low life bottom feeders who make up the scum of society have been rallying and demanding the end of capitlism and freedom and in place a socialist dictatorship. Their unacceptable demands include a 20$ minimum wage, the collapse of our system, environmental laws, open borders, government restrictions on constitutionally guaranteed free speech/press and gun ownership and solidarity with Islam. With few exception the police have been quiet and done nothing when these gatherings spread into private property and/or become violent. Nudity, drug activity and public...
  • The Saudis Try to Silence Ethical Oil

    09/20/2011 10:51:25 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 2 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | Sept. 20, 2011 | Baron Bodissey
    EthicalOil.org is a non-profit which promotes the development of Canadian oil sands as an ethical substitute for oil originating in Saudi Arabia or other backward and repressive dictatorships. The group created a television ad highlighting some of the cultural features of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, especially its treatment of women. The Saudis were not happy with this ad, and hired a huge law firm to intimidate Canadian broadcasters by threatening to sue them. No actual lawsuits, mind you — just the threat of lawsuits. Ezra Levant — who originated the “Ethical Oil” concept by writing a book with that...
  • 6 year old groped by New Orleans TSA agents !

    04/09/2011 3:29:38 PM PDT · by sushiman · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | 4/9/11
    Your TSA at work . Morons ! Outrageous !
  • South Africa: Nation Has 'Lowest Employment Rate'

    07/03/2010 8:02:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    AllAfrica Global Media ^ | 2 July 2010 | Alistair Anderson
    SA's adult employment rate is less than that of every other African economy... This was despite SA being considered a much wealthier country with a more advanced economy. The employment ratio of adults in SA was only 41,4% compared with a ratio of 83% in Uganda, 80% in Rwanda and 78% in Tanzania and Malawi. the number of people choosing not to participate in the economy grew by almost 25%... Schüssler said employment policies and laws had to change before cultural shifts occurred in the mind-sets of people who had given up on job-seeking. He said a major cause of...
  • The true definition of fascism (video)

    01/19/2010 12:43:37 PM PST · by mainestategop · 2 replies · 406+ views
    youtube ^ | MAINESTATEGOP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3-UolHpl3o FASCISM: WHAT IT REALLY IS AND WHAT IT REALLY MEANS. This new movie exposes the true defintion of fascism, What is fascism? Fascism has been a word thrown around a lot lately. It is being misinterpreted and abused especially in politics. This video teaches us its real meaning in its pure form, centralized government control over all of us. Be sure to visit my youtube channel for more awesome movies Also note I updated and reloaded this because of a few typos and missing text. I used the background music for simcity 3000 because these games actually have quite...
  • Breakthrough in Christian-Muslim Relations—Saudis Agree to Display Crucifix!

    11/07/2009 7:57:11 PM PST · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 7 replies · 634+ views
    First Things ^ | David Goldman
    A Saudi court has ruled in favor of the public display of a crucifix, despite a Kingdom-wide ban on Christian symbols. The only proviso is that a beheaded human body has to be attached to it: RIYADH (Reuters) – A Saudi court of cassation upheld a ruling to behead and crucify a 22-year-old man convicted of raping five children and leaving one of them to die in the desert, newspapers reported on Tuesday. The convict was arrested earlier this year after a seven-year old boy helped police in their investigation. The child left in the desert after the rape was...
  • A large Saudi armored force crosses into Yemen to fight Iran-backed rebels

    11/06/2009 1:19:33 PM PST · by jonatron · 15 replies · 806+ views
    DebkaFile ^ | 11.5.20009 | Staff
    Thursday, Nov. 5, A substantial Saudi armored infantry force and tank column crossed the border into Yemen to do battle with Iran-backed Houthi rebels the day after they killed a Saudi border guard. Saudi air force F-15 and Tornado jets have been bombing Yemeni rebel positions near the border with the southern Saudi Jizan province since Wednesday. The Yemeni Houthi rebels are the second Iranian ally to be attacked after Israel's Cast Lead operation against the Palestinian Hamas in Gaza earlier this year, DEBKAfile's military sources report. "This is not a hit-and-run, this is a sustained action" to clean out...
  • Nazis and U.S. Politics..(FR repost from 1995)

    04/18/2009 1:17:26 PM PDT · by crazyshrink · 57 replies · 3,121+ views
    Washington Times Letters To the Editor ^ | June 7, 1995 | Thomas Colton Ruthford
    Washington Times - Letter to the Editor 6/7/95 - Arlington Thomas Colton Ruthford During the past several months in the American press, the Democrats have frequently denounced the Republicans as Nazis due to their attempts to control runaway federal spending. How very ironic. I remember the Nazis. Let me share a little about them and recall some of their exploits. First of all, "Nazi" was gutter slang for the verb "to nationalize". The Bieder-Mienhoff gang gave themselves this moniker during their early struggles. The official title of the Nazi Party was "The National Socialist Workers Party of Germany". Hitler and...
  • To GIVE and To SERVE: The $6 Billion National Service Boondoggle

    03/25/2009 3:07:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,630+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 25, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Maybe it's just me, but I find federal legislation titled "The GIVE Act" and "The SERVE Act" downright creepy. Even more troubling: the $6 billion price tag on these bipartisan bills to expand government-funded national service efforts. Volunteerism is a wonderful thing, which is why millions of Americans do it every day without a cent of taxpayer money. But the volunteerism packages on the Hill are less about promoting effective charity than about creating make-work, permanent bureaucracies and left-wing slush funds. The House passed the "Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act" -- or the GIVE Act -- last week. The...
  • House Passes Hitler Youth Bill

    03/24/2009 10:57:38 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 87 replies · 3,935+ views
    gatewaypundit.blogspot.com ^ | March 24, 2009 | gateway pundit
    <p>Obama promised during the campaign to create a Socialist National Civilian Security Force similar to what they have in other Marxist regimes. Yesterday, the US House took the first step in organizing Dear Leader's dream youth service corp.</p> <p>German youth praising Hitler.</p>
  • S.277,SERVE AMERICA Act, Cost over $6 Billion to empower America to SERVE

    03/23/2009 2:49:09 PM PDT · by joygrace · 25 replies · 2,201+ views
    www.cbo.gov, Congressional Budget Office ^ | March 23,2009 | Christina Hawley Anthony
    HOT off the press! The Congressional Budget Office just released the cost estimates for S. 277 Serve America Act.(Senate’s version of HR 1388, Give Act) CBO estimates S 277 would cost over $6.1 billion dollars over the 2010-2014 period. Programs funded under National Community Service Act of 1990 (NCSA) and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (DVSA) received appropriations of $1.1 billion for fiscal year 2009, including $200 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009...otherwise known as the PORKULUS/SPENDULUS Bill that passed that NO ONE in Congress read. Just lovely. Taxpayers would fund international...
  • Meet the compulsive service Orwellian "Give Act" - H.R.1388 to be voted on this week

    03/16/2009 1:51:18 AM PDT · by joygrace · 9 replies · 1,254+ views
    RBO ^ | March 15, 2009 | Procrustes
    The Barackistan credo is to seize upon every opportunity to exploit it — and find yet another way to redistribute the wealth (taxpayer wealth, that is). Next up on the agenda this week is the GIVE Act, short for the “Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act”. The ABC News headline ‘GIVE’ Act Would Give Back. Volunteer Programs Would Provide Jobs to Unemployed, Assist Those in Need says it all. In his address to Congress last month, President Barack Obama called on lawmakers to expand federally funded national service opportunities. “To encourage a renewed spirit of national service for this and...
  • Obama Requires YOU to SERVE, H.R.1388, "The Give Act" to reform the National Service Laws

    03/14/2009 2:03:28 PM PDT · by joygrace · 1,128 replies · 31,071+ views
    The Library of Congress THOMAS ^ | March 14, 2009 | joygrace
    HR 1388, will hit the House floor on Tuesday.It is called the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act (The Give Act.) The House is scheduled to Rule this week. Sponsored by Democrat Representative Carolyn McCarthy (NY), Education and Labor Committee. The objective is to reauthorize and reform the national service laws. Democrat Rep. McCarthy is sponsoring the bill with 25 co-sponsors, ALL Democrats, including Charlie Rangel. Need I say more.
  • They serve their master well...(GA Senate Race)

    11/12/2008 6:36:59 AM PST · by WestFlorida · 3 replies · 340+ views
    Don't expect the 0bama "volunteers" to simply disband and go back to their jobs; most of these people are either: 1)perpetually unemployed 2)students 3)union thugs on "leaves of absence" These are the new SA/SS shock troops to "deal" with any dissenting voices. This dovetails nicely with his speech about a "civilian security force", don't you think. But what's even more important to 0bama is to start working on the 14 year olds in high school who will conveniently be 18 just in time for the 2012 election. Equally important is the legalization and registration of the illegals here, he will...
  • Obama's "Current Truth Squads" See Heavy Action (People's Cube)

    09/30/2008 8:57:50 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 15 replies · 806+ views
    The People's Cube ^ | 9/27/08 | GROUPTHINK
    As a glorious preview of improvements to political freedoms in an Obama administration, his campaign directed the third phase for the Current Truth Squads' assault on counterrevolutionary holdouts: Legal Stormtruthers. A group of high-ranking Missouri apparatchiks - including St. Louis sheriffs and top prosecutors - are threatening to target anyone they determine is contradicting the Current Truth™ about their chosen candidate for President. "This is the radical change we've been waiting for, and there's more where that came from," commented the local Truth Squad Standartenfuehrer on condition of anonymity. . Frankly, we were a bit underwhelmed by the Party's earlier...
  • When Ron Paul Lunatics Attack (Ron Paul Lunatics Attack Hannity)

    01/07/2008 1:57:23 PM PST · by mnehring · 705 replies · 2,554+ views
    Ron Paul Lunatics Sean returns to his hotel after crazy Ron Paul protesters rallied outside of a restaurant he was visiting in Manchester, New Hampshire. Video Link: http://zshn.fimc.net//Article.asp?id=543226 --my comments-- According to Ron Paul forums, about 200 Paul supporters were part of this attack on Sean. They claim they were only throwing snowballs but the videos make it clear they were throwing bottles and other items other than snowballs. Warning, foul language by Paul supporters.
  • South African teens get lippy over smooch ban - kissathons planned

    01/05/2008 10:57:27 PM PST · by Atlantic Bridge · 14 replies · 190+ views
    monsters and critics ^ | Jan 5, 2008 | ???
    Johannesburg - Thousands of South African teenagers were due to take part in 'kissathons' across the country Saturday in protest over a new law that bans all consensual sexual activity among under- 16s, including kissing and canoodling. The social networking site Facebook has become a rallying point for teens angered by the new Sexual Offences Act, which makes it illegal for teens to kiss, touch or rub up against each other, the Star newspaper reported.
  • High-Profile Attacks Put Crime On Political Radar in S. Africa

    02/03/2007 1:15:14 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 2 replies · 281+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, February 3, 2007 | Craig Timberg
    JOHANNESBURG, Feb. 2 -- A series of attacks on prominent South Africans, including entertainers, business leaders and a renowned historian, has pushed a contentious, racially charged debate over crime to the center of the country's political agenda as lawmakers begin their new parliamentary year in Cape Town. In the past two weeks, gunmen killed Anglo-Zulu war expert David Rattray, robbers gashed open the head of Afrikaner rock star Anton Goosen and two men shot Alan MacKenzie, an official for the group Business Against Crime, according to news reports. Goosen and MacKenzie survived. South African crime crosses the country's myriad ethnic...
  • SA (South Africa) lifespan down to 51

    12/12/2006 9:32:52 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 130 replies · 1,554+ views
    Johannesburg - Life expectancy in South Africa is down to 51, after being 64 years in 1990. South Africa has the world's second heaviest caseload of HIV/Aids, behind India, and the highest proportion of population infected with the disease. The impact of HIV/Aids on life expectancy is highlighted in a new survey by the Medical Research Council and Actuarial Society of South Africa. The survey, based on epidemiological and demographic data, found that life expectancy this year was "estimated to be 49 years for males and 53 years for females" or an average of 51. Without anti-retroviral medicines (ARV's) that...
  • Iran Anger At Lebanon Aid 'Block' (SA - Turkey Blocking)

    07/25/2006 4:18:16 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 627+ views
    BBC ^ | 7-25-2006 | Francis Harrison
    Iran anger at Lebanon aid 'block' By Frances Harrison BBC News, Tehran The international community is trying to clear aid channels Turkey and Saudi Arabia have stopped Iran using their air space to send humanitarian relief to Lebanon, media in Iran have said. Iran's health ministry has been collecting supplies to send to the Lebanese people, the reports said. But the goods had to be sent via Dubai to Syria because of objections by other countries in the region. This may fuel Iranian anger against nations they feel have not done enough to support Hezbollah against Israel. 'Passivity' Iran's Labour...
  • Looking for Past Scouting District Commissioners

    01/14/2006 5:48:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 206+ views
    Jan 14, 2006 | SandRat
    I have a Scout District that is 6,215 square miles, Cochise is as big as Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. I'm in the process of spliting up the Assistant District Commissioner Duties by population area (5) and will end up doing a bit of driving to meet on a regular basis with each of them. Adding to this I have to build up the Commissioner Staff from almost ZERO to cover 85 units (1 commissioner for every 3 units) plus Roundtable staff for each area. In the process of building How-To books for each commssioner regardless of the level. Any...
  • Protecting the IRS

    12/14/2005 10:51:39 PM PST · by gpapa · 49 replies · 1,418+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2005 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The last remaining U.S. independent counsel, David Barrett, after spending $21 million over 10 years, on Jan. 12 finally will close down his investigation of former Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros' lying to FBI investigators about hush money paid to an ex-mistress. The political significance is that the Barrett report's shocking allegations of high-level corruption in the Internal Revenue Service and Justice Department are likely to be concealed from the public and from Congress.
  • A guided tour of the gutter

    12/14/2005 8:42:47 PM PST · by 1066AD · 5 replies · 356+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 12/14/2005 | Roy Hattersley
    The Times December 15, 2005 A guided tour of the gutter Roy Hattersley Those living in squalor under archways know that the 'Sally Ann' will help them but not judge them THE SALVATION ARMY played a regular part in the ritual of my boyhood Christmas Days. Between the ceremonial present-opening and the unusually formal family breakfast, the band appeared at the end of our street. More adventurous families stood in a little huddle on the pavement and joined in better-known carols. We watched from the window as the Salvation Army did what it does best — prove that joy and...
  • (South Africa Military) Officers Using Leave To Work As Iraq Guards

    04/27/2005 6:26:10 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 367+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-28-2005 | Christopher Munnion
    Officers using leave to work as Iraq guards By Christopher Munnion in Johannesburg (Filed: 28/04/2005) The South African military has imposed restrictions on officers after it was revealed that dozens are using extended leave to moonlight as security guards in Iraq, where they can earn more than a year's salary in a month.The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) believes that mainly white serving officers are accumulating leave in order to make a lucrative tour of unofficial duty in Iraq's flourishing security industry. "Many South Africans return from Baghdad with stories of earning up to US $1,000 a day," said...
  • Saudi chief justice urges fighting U.S.

    04/27/2005 2:04:37 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 16 replies · 563+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, April 27, 2005
    Comments caught on tape encouraging battle in Iraq Posted: April 27, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com Is Saudi Arabia an ally or enemy of the United States in the war on terror? The question is raised with the disclosure of secretly recorded comments from the kingdom's chief justice encouraging young Saudis to travel to Iraq to wage war against Americans. "If someone knows that he is capable of entering Iraq in order to join the fight, and if his intention is to raise up the word of God, then he is free to do so," says Sheik Saleh...
  • A High-Risk Nuclear Stakeout(Pakistani nuke transfers to Libya)

    02/27/2005 8:22:55 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies · 802+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 27/2/05 | Douglas Frantz
    A High-Risk Nuclear Stakeout The U.S. took too long to act, some experts say, letting a Pakistani scientist sell illicit technology well after it knew of his operation. By Douglas Frantz, Times Staff Writer WASHINGTON — Nuclear warhead plans that Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan sold to Libya were more complete and detailed than previously disclosed, raising new concerns about the cost of Washington's watch-and-wait policy before Khan and his global black market were shut down last year. Two Western nuclear weapons specialists who have examined the top-secret designs say the hundreds of pages of engineering drawings and handwritten notes...
  • Mbeki slams US barbs about Zim

    02/21/2005 9:34:50 PM PST · by Ironfocus · 12 replies · 555+ views
    London - President Thabo Mbeki criticised the United States for calling Zimbabwe an "outpost of tyranny" saying, in an interview published on Tuesday, that it went against Washington's efforts to promote democracy worldwide. The comment attacked by Mbeki was made by US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, who listed six "outposts of tyranny" last month; Zimbabwe, Belarus, Cuba, Iran, Myanmar and North Korea. "It's an exaggeration and whatever (the US) government wants to do with that list of six countries, or however many, it's really somewhat discredited," Mbeki told the Financial Times. South Africa has served as an important mediator...
  • Thatcher 'directly involved in coup'

    01/19/2005 9:01:50 PM PST · by indcons · 13 replies · 693+ views
    The Guardian ^ | January 20, 2005 | David Leigh
    Troubles deepened for Lady Thatcher's disgraced son last night when a self-confessed coup plotter surfaced to accuse him of direct involvement in the attempt to overthrow the regime in Equatorial Guinea. Crause Steyl, the mercenary pilot who was to have been the star witness against Mark Thatcher had his trial in South Africa gone ahead, told Channel 4 News that Sir Mark's role had been kept secret, because "his mother was the previous prime minister of England". Mr Steyl described meeting Sir Mark to select a helicopter on which a gun could be mounted. He also alleged that the Spanish...
  • Al-Qaeda link to SA 'ludicrous' (Laugh 'til you cry)

    08/03/2004 11:58:20 AM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 4 replies · 572+ views
    News24 (SA) ^ | 8/3/04 | Edited by Iaine Harper
    Johannesbnurg - The government was urged on Tuesday to help two South Africans being detained in Pakistan on suspicion of being recruits of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network. A Pakistani official said Abu Bakar and Zubair Ismail had told interrogators they had planned to attack tourist sites in Johannesburg. Last week, the foreign affairs ministry named the two men as Feroze Ganchi, a medical doctor from Fordsburg, Johannesburg, and 20-year-old student Zubair Ismail, from Laudium, Pretoria. The Media Review Network, an advocacy group which aims to dispel myths and stereotypes about Islam, urged the government and human rights organisations to...
  • Situational Awareness (SA) "Pulse of the city today"

    08/02/2004 4:39:09 PM PDT · by LittleMoe · 265+ views
    Little Moe
    SA-Pulse of NYC today "cautious of my surroundings"
  • AP Interview: Colombian Ex-Senator Says Paying Ransom to Free Abducted Sons Was Shameful

    07/15/2004 7:41:19 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 1 replies · 221+ views
    AP ^ | July 15, 2004
    AP Interview: Colombian Ex-Senator Says Paying Ransom to Free Abducted Sons Was Shameful Kim Housego/Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - A former Colombian senator defended his decision to pay a ransom to kidnappers holding his sons for three years, saying Thursday he could not bear to see them "slowly die in the jungle." Jaime Lozada said he felt humiliated for giving in to the Marxist rebels who abducted his two sons and their mother from their luxury apartment three years ago. He also denounced the government for failing to ensure his family's safety. "Paying a ransom is one of the...
  • SA (South Africa) Man's Iraqi Killer: 'I Killed The Jew'

    04/23/2004 1:40:52 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 209+ views
    IOL ^ | 4-23-2004 | Graeme Hosken
    SA man's Iraqi killer: 'I killed the Jew' April 23 2004 at 01:31PM By Graeme Hosken and Reuters A former South African police task force member has been shot dead in a Baghdad supermarket just days after leaving South Africa. The former police officer, who cannot be named until his next of kin have been informed of his death, had just returned to Baghdad. He had been in South Africa for a week's visit after his wife and infant child were hijacked near their Centurion home. 'There was meant to be a get-together for all of us' The man, who...
  • SA Rock Art (3X) Older Than Thought

    02/06/2004 12:08:03 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 205+ views
    SA rock art older than thought Friday February 06, 2004 11:23 - (SA) New radio-carbon dating technology shows some South African rock art to be three times older than previously believed, Newcastle University in the United Kingdom said. A study by archaeologists at the institution estimated that rock art at the World Heritage Site of uKhahlamba-Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal could be 3,000 years old. Their age was originally put at 1,000 years, university spokeswoman Claire Jordan said in a statement to Sapa. Archaeologists from the Australian National University in Canberra participated in the study. "The findings, published in the current edition...
  • Actual Text of LLF Compaint to FL Bar regarding Palm Beach SA in Rush Case.

    02/03/2004 3:28:55 PM PST · by longtermmemmory · 11 replies · 274+ views
    www.landmarklegal.org ^ | Jan 28, 2004 | Mark Levin
    January 28, 2004 The Florida Bar Department of Lawyer Regulation 651 East Jefferson Street Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2300 Re: Barry Krischer, Palm Beach County State’s Attorney Ken Selvig, Palm Beach County Assistant State’s Attorney Dear Sir or Madam: This is a complaint pursuant to the Florida Rules of Professional Conduct, concerning the conduct of Mr. Barry Krischer and Mr. Ken Selvig, of the Palm Beach County State’s Attorney’s Office (“SAO”). On January 22, 2004, the Sun Sentinel reported that Palm Beach County State’s Attorney Krischer’s office released to it letters between attorneys representing Rush Limbaugh and the SAO. (Exhibit 1, Sun...
  • South Africa Announces Apartheid Pay-Outs

    12/23/2003 3:05:37 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 222+ views
    BBC ^ | 12-23-2003 | Barnaby Phillips
    SA announces apartheid pay-outs By Barnaby Phillips BBC Southern Africa Correspondent There have been reconciliation celebrations in South Africa this month South Africa has started paying reparations to thousands of victims of apartheid, the government says. They were identified by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which spent seven years examining the crimes committed under apartheid. The government is giving a one-off payment equivalent to about $4,500 to the victims of apartheid. The TRC examined decades of human rights abuses and identified about 20,000 victims earlier this year. Slow processThe government says it has processed payments for 9,000 people, but more...
  • Huge Weapons Shipment Seized At Port

    07/10/2003 12:34:11 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 36 replies · 356+ views
    Huge Weapons Shipment Seized At Port PORTLAND - Federal officials announced late Wednesday the seizure of possibly the largest shipment of weapons ever found in the northwest from Terminal Six at the Port of Portland. Officials with the US Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and extension of the Department of Homeland Security said inspectors seized more than 700 handguns, 900 magazines, and 450 shotguns from a container at the port on June 28. The CBP said the shipment was bound for Central America, and originated in the People's Republic of China. Authorities say they learned of the...
  • BUSH URGES MUGABE ACTION

    07/09/2003 12:27:47 PM PDT · by Pan_Yans Wife · 122+ views
    Sky News ^ | Wednesday July 09, 2003 | ?
    George Bush has urged South Africa's Thabo Mbeki to step up pressure on Zimbabwe, saying it was time for a "return to democracy" in the crisis-hit country. Mr Bush said he discussed the "very sad situation" in Zimbabwe with the South African president, during more than an hour of talks also touching on trade, HIV/AIDS, and Liberia's crisis. "In Zimbabwe I've encouraged President Mbeki and his government to continue to work for the return of democracy in the country," Mr Bush said. But Mr Bush denied there was tension between him and Mr Mbeki over South Africa's northern neighbour and...
  • Mandela at 85

    07/06/2003 1:49:12 PM PDT · by Pan_Yans Wife · 59 replies · 273+ views
    The Observer via the Guardian ^ | Sunday July 6, 2003 | Anthony Sampson
    Last Wednesday, Nelson Mandela once again showed his unique moral influence, two weeks before he celebrates his eighty-fifth birthday with a banquet in Johannesburg. In Westminster Hall, he launched the Mandela-Rhodes Foundation which will bring part of the huge fortune built on diamonds and gold back to black South Africa. He heard tributes from Bill Clinton and Tony Blair, with whom he had talked at length at Number 10 beforehand. The Prime Minister made an impromptu speech explaining how Mandela 'symbolised the triumph of hope over injustice'. Mandela warmly thanked him but did not conceal their differences about the Middle...
  • Bush's Africa Trip Really an Oil Safari

    06/20/2003 11:09:44 AM PDT · by dead · 14 replies · 245+ views
    Business Day (Johannesburg) ^ | June 20, 2003 | Hopewell Radebe, Chief Political Correspondent
    Johannesburg: THE official line on the US presidential visit to Africa is that it is aimed at strengthening diplomatic relations and showing solidarity with the continent's renaissance spirit as embodied by the New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad). However, analysts suspect that there is more to President George Bush's African safari than meets the eye. They argue that Bush is reaching out to Africa in a desperate search for alternative oil suppliers for his country. No official date has yet been set for the visit, which is anticipated to take place within the next month. Bush is expected to visit...
  • Britain's Demand For SA (South African) Workers On The Rise

    04/12/2003 5:00:58 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 228+ views
    IOL (South Africa) ^ | 4-11-2003 | Megan Power/Veven Bisetty
    Britain's demand for SA workers on the rise April 11 2003 at 08:55PM By Megan Power and Veven Bisetty Hard-working South Africans are in increasing demand in Britain and labour laws are being changed to make it easier to enter the job market in the United Kingdom. The British government plans to introduce changes to the Working Holidaymakers Scheme, under which young Commonwealth citizens, aged 30 years and younger, can work in the UK for up to two years. In the future, working holidaymakers will be able to take up work in any sector, move freely between employers, and switch...