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  • Dm, GOP voters agree: Extermination is the only solution

    02/16/2016 2:46:56 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 36 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 2/01/2016 | Killroy
    The latest NBC News/Wall St. Journal polling revealed a rare area of agreement between Democrat and Republican voters, namely that both groups now overwhelmingly believe that only the merciless slaughter of the opposing party and its voters can solve America's problems. Among those identifying as Republican, Conservative, or Libertarian, 83 percent favored the wholesale massacre of all liberal freaks, while 87 percent of Democrats, Liberals, and Progressives supported the total liquidation of right-wing lunatics. "For most of 2015, and now into 2016, the country's mood was defined by anger at the inexplicable stupidity of the opposition party," said Democratic pollster...
  • Governor: Hawaii would welcome Syrian refugees

    11/17/2015 1:55:14 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 99 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | Nov 16 , 2015 | Hawaii News Now
    Hawaii Gov. David Ige says the state would welcome refugees from Syria with aloha. Ige said in a statement Monday that Hawaii and the U.S. have a long history of welcoming refugees affected by war and oppression. Ige spokeswoman Jodi Leong says it's too early to speculate on how many may come to Hawaii as the governor hasn't been contacted by President Barack Obama or his administration. The governor says "Hawaii is the Aloha State, known for its tradition of welcoming all people with tolerance and mutual respect." Ige says safety is his first priority. He says the U.S. accepts...
  • Obama: World does not believe Israel serious about two-state solution

    06/02/2015 2:05:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies ^ | 6/2/15 | HERB KEINON \
    The international community does not believe that Israel is serious about a two-state solution, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has placed so many conditions to its establishment that it is unrealistic to think it could come into existence in the near future, US President Barack Obama said Tuesday. Obama, in a Channel 2 interview, said that Netanyahu was “fairly unequivocal” in his statement the day before the election that a Palestinian state would not emerge under his watch. Since then, Obama said, Netanyahu has made comments indicating that there is a possibility of a Palestinian state, but added so many...
  • The Economics of Limiting Russian Expansion (How To Get It Right On Ukraine)

    03/19/2014 10:30:40 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/20/2014 | Peter Boone And Simon Johnson
    In a series of moves that appear to have been planned carefully, Mr. Putin has taken Crimea, won huge popular support in Russia and in much of Crimea and left the West holding financial responsibility for the rest of Ukraine. There is no doubt that Russia may seek to annex more parts of Ukraine. Russian military intervention is possible, but the Crimean strategy has proven much easier. Time and momentum are on Russia’s side, so Mr. Putin can be patient. If Ukraine’s eastern and southern regions continue to flounder while Russia grows richer, it is only a matter of time...
  • The $17 Trillion Dollar Question(s)...

    10/17/2013 3:51:25 AM PDT · by Positive · 34 replies
    Various government agencies and a calculator | 10/17/2013 | Self
    If a family were to purchase a home with a $200,000 mortgage at 2.5% to be paid off in 15 years, the monthly payment would be $1333.57, or $16,003 per year. If a government owes a debt of $17 Trillion on which it pays principle and interest at a rate of 2.5% to be paid off in 15 years, the monthly payment would be $113.35 Billion, or $1.36 Trillion per year. So after 180 monthly payments the total payoff would be $20.4 Trillion, but let’s not get too deep into the weeds. The USA is averaging a deficit of about...
  • Ted Cruz Isn't The Problem With The Republican Party, He's The Solution

    10/14/2013 6:18:15 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 27 replies
    RightWing News ^ | October 14, 2013 | John Hawkins
    Liberals have the Democrat Party, Establishment Republicans have the GOP and conservatives have no party that represents them in Washington. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of Republicans who say they’re conservative. There are even plenty of Republicans who will vote like conservatives when it doesn’t matter. But, how many conservatives are actually willing to fight for conservative principles the way Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi fight for liberal principles? In the House and Senate combined, there are a few dozen, tops and the establishment Republicans are incessantly bemoaning the fact that anyone stands up for conservatism. So when...
  • 'All Issues on the Table' Kerry hopes for 'lasting peace' based on "Two-State Solution

    07/30/2013 11:10:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 7/30/13 | Ari Soffer
    US Secretary of State John Kerry reaffirmed his government's commitment to a "2-State Solution" between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) today, as he summed up the initial progress made between the sides amid renewed negotiations. The brief press conference started an hour late, and relatively few details of the discussions held between Israeli chief negotiator Tzipi Livni and her PA counterpart were revealed. One significant point which was mentioned by Kerry was that "all final status issues... core issues and all other issues are all on the table." Calling for a "change" in "the way we think about compromise,"...
  • Romney Supports Two-State Solution

    07/30/2012 4:32:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/7/12 | Elad Benari
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney supports a two-state solution to solve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, he told CNN during his visit to Jerusalem. In an interview with the American news network, which took place in Jerusalem on Sunday, Romney was asked if he saw the starting point for negotiations as the borders which existed prior to the 1967 Six Day War. He responded by saying, “I'm not being that specific. I'm saying that there will be borders that have to be negotiated and what the starting point is something which will be decided by the...
  • French President: No Solution in Syria Unless Assad Leaves

    06/02/2012 3:03:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/6/12
    On Friday, French President Francois Hollande stated that the only way out of the ongoing crisis in Syria was the departure of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, which would require an increase in international pressure and more UN sanctions. "The regime of Bashar al-Assad has behaved in an unacceptable and intolerable manner and has committed acts which disqualify it," Hollande told a joint news conference with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. "No solution to this crisis is possible without the departure of Bashar ..."
  • Santorum Bashes Public Schools, Says They're Stuck In Factory Era

    02/18/2012 6:56:03 PM PST · by Steelfish · 75 replies · 1+ views
    LATimes ^ | February 18, 2012 | Mitchell Landsberg
    Santorum Bashes Public Schools, Says They're Stuck In Factory Era By Mitchell Landsberg February 18, 2012 Reporting from Columbus, Ohio— Republican GOP hopeful Rick Santorum may be the most prominent homeschooler in America. So it might not have been surprising that, on Saturday, he told a conservative Christian audience that he intended to homeschool his children in the White House. In his remarks to the Ohio Christian Alliance, however, Santorum went further, seeming to attack the very idea of public education. In the nation’s past, he said, “Most presidents homeschooled their children in the White House.… Parents educated their children...
  • How You Can Tell if a Candidate Is Serious About Ending Illegal Migration

    01/20/2012 8:28:22 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | Friday, 20 January 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    Imagine that your son has a habit of sprinkling copious amounts of bird seed and setting up impromptu birdbaths in your yard. You then notice that your property is starting to seem like an aviary, and, as beautiful as the birds are, they’re becoming bothersome. So you approach your husband and ask him to remedy the problem. He then promises to build a scarecrow, but doesn’t complete the job. And, when the situation persists and you again ask him to help, he simply scratches his head and replies, “You know, it’s just not realistic to remove all these birds from...
  • Legal Experts: There is a Solution to the Demolition Issue

    12/06/2011 10:39:03 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/12/11 | Elad Benari
    ..... ....In at least one case, that of Migron, the Arabs who claimed the land is theirs withdrew their lawsuit when they were unable to present proof of ownership. There may be good news for the Jewish residents, however: Two of Israel’s leading lawyers, Attorney Dr. Yaakov Weinroth and attorney Dr. Harel Arnon, published a legal opinion on Tuesday, according to which there is already a legal solution to prevent the demolition of the outposts. Weinroth and Arnon found that the solutions are legal under the law which currently applies in Judea and Samaria. In their opinion, the two lawyers...
  • McCotter Trailblazes Social Security Prosperity

    10/13/2011 11:38:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 1+ views ^ | October 13, 2011 | Peter Ferrara
    On September 12, the pioneering Rep. Thaddeus McCotter introduced trailblazing legislation providing workers the freedom to choose personal savings and investment accounts to finance half of their future Social Security benefits. This legislation would completely solve the future Social Security financing problem, without cutting benefits or raising taxes, as officially scored by the Chief Actuary of Social Security. Indeed, because standard, long-term market investment returns are so much higher than what Social Security even promises, workers with personal accounts will enjoy higher rather than lower benefits. Moreover, the legislation would result in the greatest reduction in government spending in world...
  • Unemployment is the problem, but Americans see no clear solution

    09/08/2011 10:30:57 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 21 replies
    NBC's Today ^ | 8 Sep | Linn poll from Pew Research Center and The Washington Post suggests that none of the ideas is a guranteed clear winner in the eyes of the public. For example, 36 percent of Americans think additional infrastructure spending would do a lot to help the nation’s job situation, while 21 percent think an infrastructure plan wouldn’t do anything at all. When it comes to cutting taxes on businesses, as many leading Republicans suggest, there’s a similar pattern: 31 percent say it would do a lot to create jobs, while 27 percent think it wouldn’t do anything at all. It's the same...
  • 7 solutions for higher education: part two

    06/16/2011 10:36:42 AM PDT · by tysonbam · 3 replies
    The Battalion ^ | 06/16/2011 | Taylor Wolken
    Solution number two in the "seven breakthrough solutions" has been a point of contention between faculty and the board of regents as it is eerily similar to the Student Led Awards for Teaching Excellence commonly called SLATE. Though Chancellor McKinney initiated the program in 2008 designed to reward teachers for excellence in the classroom. Chancellor McKinney modeled the SLATE program off a similar one at The University of Oklahoma, which was lobbied for by the father of Jeff Sandefer, the writer of the "seven breakthrough solutions." Professor Jamie Grunlan, who gave an impassioned speech May 26 to the board of...
  • India's skewed sex ratio

    04/15/2011 3:48:03 PM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 27 replies
    The Economist ^ | The Economist
    “WE’RE going for a trip”, Sakina remembers her older sister saying. Orphaned and poor, the girls were happy to leave their home in Kolkata. Taken 1,300km to Kotla, a village on the wheat plains south of Delhi, the 12-year-old Sakina was dumped in the arms of an older man while her sister fled. The man, a wage labourer, had paid over 5,000 rupees ($100, today) to a dalal, or broker, who arranged to ship unwanted girls to places short of them. ........... A skewed sex ratio may instead be making the lot of women worse. Sociologists say it encourages abuse,...
  • "Put me in Charge..."

    12/30/2010 8:07:28 AM PST · by karl_from_wylie · 53 replies · 9+ views ^ | 12-12-2010 | Alfred W. Evans 1SG, USA(Ret)
    Alfred W. Evans’ letter to the Waco Tribune Herald.... Put me in charge of food stamps. I’d get rid of Lone Star cards; no cash for Ding Dongs or Ho Ho’s, just money for 50-pound bags of rice and beans, blocks to cheese and all the powdered milk you can haul away. If you want steak and frozen pizza, then get a job. Put me in charge of Medicaid. The first thing I’d do is get women Norplant birth control implants or tubal ligations. Then, we’ll test all recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine and document all tattoos and piercings....
  • The Euro Is Sliding, As Bailout Solution Remains Unresolved

    03/27/2011 8:30:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Joe Weisenthal ^ | 3/27/11 | Joe Weisenthal
    Between Angela Merkel's loss, and the ongoing failure of EU leaders to clarify its bailout mechanism, the euro is the big loser to start the week.
  • I can actually solve America's problem (this is a Vanity but no joke)

    03/10/2011 10:42:44 AM PST · by Scythian · 74 replies
    I have been thinking about what is driving our country closer and closer to the brink of civil war. One that is surely coming and the left is violently ratcheting it up each day, but this has been coming for generations. The left says big business is taking advantage of the workers; executives make gazillions while the worker (blue and white collar) is often left with very little. Also, businesses themselves are often exempt from paying any taxes. There is some truth in this. The right says at least half of the people in the country don't even pay taxes...
  • The fetal solution

    01/21/2011 7:01:04 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/20/2011 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    America has death camps. This is the heinous reality liberal elites have been trying to conceal. A Philadelphia abortion doctor, Kermit Gosnell, was arrested Wednesday along with his wife and eight other suspects. The 69-year-old abortionist is charged with causing the death of a woman during a botched abortion and also killing seven babies. Prosecutors say the infants were born alive following illegal late-term abortions and then were murdered by having their spinal cords ripped apart with scissors. Dr. Gosnell's abortion clinic is a house of horrors - akin to those in Nazi Germany or Soviet Russia. Police authorities say...
  • Oil Spill Crisis as Opportunity (O's Inability to Consider a Win-Win Policy)

    06/16/2010 12:59:12 PM PDT · by sjneuf · 1 replies · 206+ views ^ | 6/16/10 | Keith Hennessey
    I think it would be good for America to unite and say, “We worked together to prevent that problem in the Gulf from happening again.” It is easy to do so, and I wish the President would choose that path instead.
  • Is Amnesty the Solution to Illegal Immigration?

    05/21/2010 8:50:31 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 33 replies · 563+ views
    May 21, 2010 | MosesKnows
    Amnesty Solves Illegal Immigration Amnesty is one of the serious considerations under discussion among America’s representatives and citizenry as a path to solving the problem of illegal immigration. If offering amnesty is a practical solution then that solution may also afford the nation a practical way to solve the problem with the illegal drug trade. All the nation need do is to grant the illegal drug dealers “undocumented pharmacist” status. There would be no requirement to amend the laws against the use of controlled substances; just ignore them. It may work and if we played our cards right we could...
  • Unconstitutional Health Care Solution?

    03/17/2010 3:41:24 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies · 1,051+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 17, 2010 | Megyn Kelly
    Unconstitutional Health Care Solution? Law professor breaks down the legality of Dems pushing through reform without a vote
  • Senate's Solution: Consumer Choice Is Dead on Arrival

    12/15/2009 11:37:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 616+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12/15/09 | Linda Halderman, MD
    According to the health care reform bill being debated in the U.S. Senate, there's an easy way to solve the problem of the uninsured in this country: * Force people to buy health insurance just like we do with auto insurance. * Make insurance companies accept everyone who applies, including those who want insurance only when they're sick. * Don't let companies get away with selling plans that don't cover everything.
  • Mullen: Talks Favor Broad Afghanistan Solution

    11/19/2009 3:58:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 182+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2009 – President Barack Obama’s security team recognizes troops alone aren’t the answer as it begins wrapping up strategy deliberations about the way ahead in Afghanistan, the top military officer said here today. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses Army and Air National Guard’s senior servicemembers from across the nation at the Guard’s first Joint Senior Leadership Conference outside Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 2009. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,...
  • The Solution of Union

    10/06/2009 9:51:01 AM PDT · by morgc · 1 replies · 134+ views
    Controversial ^ | 9/30/2009 | M. Akram Khan
    The only solution to the present problem of instability in Afghanistan and Pakistan is in the Union of these two countries based on principles of Democracy and Federalism. In history, Durani Empire was composed of all the areas in which today's Pakistan and Afghanistan are located, and during the Mughal Empire together they were a single country. In the initial period of the British Empire, they were also the same country.
  • Piracy Requires More Than Military Solution, Top Officials Say

    04/18/2009 1:03:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 39 replies · 785+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 18, 2009 – Military force is only part of the solution to the recent wave of piracy in the waters off Somalia, the Pentagon’s top military and civilian officials said. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said fighting piracy will require an international effort that includes a whole-of-government approach in addition to military force. “It’s not just a military solution here,” Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said in a National Public Radio interview today. Pirates have attacked at least three ships recently in the waters off Somalia and...
  • Solving the "Palestinian Problem"

    01/07/2009 12:07:47 AM PST · by Fred Nerks · 15 replies · 526+ views
    Daniel Pipes Jerusalem Post ^ | January 7, 2009 | by Daniel Pipes
    Solving the "Palestinian Problem" Israel's war against Hamas brings up the old quandary: What to do about the Palestinians? Western states, including Israel, need to set goals to figure out their policy toward the West Bank and Gaza. Let's first review what we know does not and cannot work: Israeli control. Neither side wishes to continue the situation that began in 1967, when the Israel Defense Forces took control of a population that is religiously, culturally, economically, and politically different and hostile. A Palestinian state. The 1993 Oslo Accords began this process but a toxic brew of anarchy, ideological extremism,...
  • Issa Offers Proposal for Guaranteed Recovery Bonds to Rescue Financial Markets (ALT TO BAILOUT)

    09/29/2008 12:14:43 PM PDT · by 1curiousmind · 38 replies · 2,678+ views
    Press Release ^ | 9/27/08 | Darrell Issa (Congressman)
    Proposal Uses Private Equity to Keep Government from Buying Mortgage Assets, Assures Wall Street Won’t Get Rich While Taxpayers Get Stuck with Trillion Dollar Bill September 27, 2008 Washington, DC – Rep. Darrell Issa, a businessman and entrepreneur before coming to Congress, today offered a new proposal to protect the economy without a taxpayer-funded bail out of Wall Street. Under Rep. Issa’s plan, private investors would provide the capital for a Rescue Fund through the purchase of government issued Guaranteed Recovery Bonds. The Rescue Fund would be managed by the Treasury Department and would offer troubled financial firms interest accruing...
  • Brilliant Simply Brilliant!

    09/26/2008 5:50:27 AM PDT · by CommonsensicalCat · 8 replies · 773+ views
    CommonsensicalCat ^ | 9/26/08 | C C Matthews
    If this comes to fruition, then I get another "told you so." I would gladly forgo that boastful celebratory gesture however because if this happens, I think it wins the election for John McCain. I believe that John McCain and the House Republicans are working on trying to find a way to finance this $700 billion bailout largely or entirely with private money by giving sweetheart deals to investors. If this happens the Democrats will buck it at first forcing John McCain to figure out an alternative way of getting this passed - the court of public opinion. All polling...
  • A Bipartisan Fix for the Oil Crisis

    07/10/2008 5:50:27 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 20 replies · 420+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10 July 2008 | JOSEPH PETROWSKI
    JOSEPH PETROWSKI is president of Gulf Oil. His recommendations are as follows: To Democrats: Supply must be increased, and that will require more drilling. We can responsibly drill. The technology to find, drill and recover oil has evolved tremendously. Careless drillers fear tort lawyers more than government. ators. The claim that the oil companies are sitting on leases and not drilling defies all logic. With oil at $135 per barrel and drilling rigs renting at $300,000 per day, there are no idle rigs anywhere. Furthermore, economic decline – and war induced by basic resource struggles – are greater threats to...
  • $2 trillion more of collateralised loans and outright purchases of private securities, please

    03/14/2008 5:47:16 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 429+ views
    FT ^ | 03/13/08 | Willem Buiter
    $2 trillion more of collateralised loans and outright purchases of private securities, please This past month or so, the Fed has created facilities capable of pumping about $400bn worth of liquidity into the US financial system. I expect that the Fed will have to do a lot more by way of liquidity injections. Over the remainder of the year, even an additional $1 trillion of collateralised lending by the Fed (over and above the normal levels seen before the second half of 2007) is likely to be inadequate to get key financial markets functioning effectively again and to keep them...
  • A Four-Step Health-Care Solution

    10/21/2007 6:51:57 PM PDT · by secretagent · 33 replies · 71+ views
    The Free Market ^ | April 1993 | Hans-Hermann Hoppe
    It's true that the U.S. health care system is a mess, but this demonstrates not market but government failure. To cure the problem requires not different or more government regulations and bureaucracies, as self-serving politicians want us to believe, but the elimination of all existing government controls. It's time to get serious about health care reform. Tax credits, vouchers, and privatization will go a long way toward decentralizing the system and removmg unnecessary burdens from business. But four additional steps must also be taken: 1. Eliminate all licensing requirements for medical schools, hospitals, pharmacies, and medical doctors and other health...
  • Constructing The Solutrean Solution

    08/28/2007 11:34:31 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 1,063+ views
    Clovis In The Southeast.Net (Smithsonian) ^ | 8-28-2007 | Dennis Stanford - Bruce Bradley
    Constructing the Solutrean Solution Dennis Stanford and Bruce Bradley Smithsonian Institution University of Exeter At the 1999 Clovis and Beyond Conference held in Santa Fe, we presented a hypothesis, now known as the "Solutrean Solution", to explain the origin of Clovis technology. The hypothesis is based on the fact that there is little commonality between Clovis and Northeast Asian technologies on the one hand, while on the other, there are many technological traits shared between Clovis and the Solutrean culture of Paleolithic Europe. In the past, scholars have rejected the idea of a historical connection between the two cultures because...
  • The Phony Debate: Congress could agree on a new Iraq strategy, if its leaders would allow it

    07/20/2007 11:53:55 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 1 replies · 204+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 21 July 2007 | Staff
    THE SENATE Democratic leadership spent the past week trying to prove that Congress is deeply divided over Iraq, with Democrats pressing and Republicans resisting a change of course. In fact that's far from the truth. A large majority of senators from both parties favor a shift in the U.S. mission that would involve substantially reducing the number of American forces over the next year or so and rededicating those remaining to training the Iraqi army, protecting Iraq's borders and fighting al-Qaeda. President Bush and his senior aides and generals also support this broad strategy, which was formulated by the bipartisan...
  • A Solution to the War in Iraq ebay auction is up to 99 Million Dollars.. very interesting...

    This guy has the solution to the Iraq War and the bid on ebay is upto 99 Million Dollars: A Solution to the War in Iraq
  • A Stem-Cell Solution

    06/15/2007 8:48:41 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 10 replies · 462+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 06/15/07 | Mitt Romney
    June 15, 2007, 5:00 a.m. A Stem-Cell SolutionReal scientific opportunities. By Mitt Romney Late last week, two developments involving stem-cell research offered a sharp contrast between the great strengths of American biomedical science and the terrible weakness of Washington politics. First, on Wednesday, we learned that researchers in Massachusetts, building on prior accomplishments by colleagues in Japan, had managed to transform regular skin cells into the equivalent of embryonic stem cells in mice. Their work points to a way to produce cells with the qualities scientists value about embryonic stem cells, but without the need to create, harm, or destroy...
  • The Iraq Solution: The truth that both sides are too afraid to admit

    03/22/2007 8:49:30 AM PDT · by tang0r · 31 replies · 928+ views
    The Prometheus Institute ^ | 3/22/2007 | Justin Hartfield
    The only viable solution in the opinion of this organization is to install in Iraq a moderate Muslim potentate who can effectively limit, with a strong centralized force (and perhaps decentralized provincial decision-making), sectarian conflict and radical fundamentalism. This example is given by the more "moderate" Islamic states, including Turkey, Egypt, and Kuwait, who subdue terrorists while piously imposing sharia-inspired law and order. America should concede Iraq a theocratic governmental structure that substantially limits democracy. This is the best option to preserve stability and facilitate quick withdrawal. The Iraqi constitution should provide as much provincial/ethnic independence as necessary to avert...
  • Gates: U.S. Troop Surge in Iraq Paving Way for Political Solution

    03/18/2007 12:41:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 371+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, March 18, 2007 – The U.S. troop surge in Iraq is in its early stages, but seems to be paving the way for a political solution to the country’s woes, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today on CBS's “Face the Nation.” “The way I would characterize it is so far so good,” Gates said in his first network one-on-one interview since taking over at the Pentagon in December. Gates said the situation in Iraq cannot be solved by the military alone, but the troop surge is helping create a political environment where issues can be sorted out...
  • After Iraq visit, Giffords says diplomacy is part of solution

    02/23/2007 6:25:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 363+ views
    TUCSON — U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords sees Iraq as a complex problem, and she believes that to solve it will have to include more diplomatic efforts. Although she spent just one day in the battle-torn nation as part of a small congressional delegation, the Arizona Democrat said it doesn’t take much time on the ground to know the United States is facing a determined enemy. “The trip reinforces for me the complexity of the problem facing us in Iraq,” she said at a press conference in the Tucson International Airport on Wednesday. Her time on the ground was limited and...
  • Troops Employ Concrete Solution

    02/22/2007 5:48:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 316+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Maj. Sean Ryan
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq, Feb. 22, 2007 — Concrete barriers are going up in the eastern Baghdad's Rusafa security district, aimed at providing enhanced security to the Al Shurja market place. As part of Operation Fardh Al-Qanoon, elements of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, started placing concrete barriers this week. Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment emplaced more than 130 concrete barriers at the market place, Feb. 16. "The ultimate success of this depends on the Iraqi security forces, on how they operate and implement the market checkpoints," Maj. Matthew R. Sampson, an engineer...
  • Israel pledges 'two-state solution' (at Davos World Economic Forum)

    01/25/2007 12:36:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 387+ views ^ | 1/25/07 | Press Association
    Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have pledged to forge a peace between their countries, calling the vision of two states, side by side, the only path. With Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas watching, Livni told the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum that a Palestinian state is "not an illusion. It's there, it's achievable". Livni urged the international community to support moderates in the Middle East. She told Abbas that "compromising with extremists will not promote anything" - a clear reference to Hamas and other militant groups. Abbas listened intently, nodding his head, and afterwards...
  • Iraqis Near Deal on Distribution of Oil Revenues by Population

    12/09/2006 5:27:12 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 6 replies · 578+ views
    New York Times ^ | 9 December 2006 | Edward Wong
    If enacted, the measure, drafted by a committee of politicians and ministers, could help resolve a highly divisive issue that has consistently blocked efforts to reconcile the country’s feuding ethnic and sectarian factions. Sunni Arabs, who lead the insurgency, have opposed the idea of regional autonomy for fear that they would be deprived of a fair share of the country’s oil wealth, which is concentrated in the Shiite south and Kurdish north. The Iraq Study Group report stressed that an oil law guaranteeing an equitable distribution of revenues was crucial to the process of national reconciliation, and thus to ending...
  • America Supports You: Group Finds Low-Tech Solution to Pressing Problem

    09/11/2006 5:27:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 323+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Ensign John R. Guardiano, USN
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2006 -- A group of American seamstresses is working to apply an old-fashioned skill -- sewing -- to help today’s wounded veterans. The nonprofit group “Sew Much Comfort” includes more than 2,000 people who sew specially made clothing for wounded servicemembers, who often find clothing off the rack doesn’t accommodate a variety of medical devices. Sew Much Comfort is a member of the Defense Department’s America Supports You program, which highlights grassroots and corporate efforts to support U.S. troops and their families. Several of the groups set up tables at the end of the America Supports...
  • Baghdad Violence Solution Depends on Security, Reconciliation

    07/26/2006 10:59:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 164+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, July 26, 2006 – Increasing violence in Baghdad is due to sectarian tensions, and the solution to the problem will involve more than increased security forces, a Defense Department spokesman said here today. The U.S. will be shifting more forces into Baghdad to stem the violence, but Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's reconciliation plan and government activities are just as important in resolving the situation, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said. "It's a more holistic approach in how you deal with the situation that has developed in Baghdad," he said. A sharp increase in civilian casualties in Baghdad can be...
  • Rumsfeld: Solution to Iraq Violence Will Be Political

    07/12/2006 5:15:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 151+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    BAGHDAD, July 12, 2006 – The solution to ending violence in Iraq will be the development of the national ministries and a reconciliation plan that includes all ethnic groups, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said today. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld speaks to troops at Camp Anaconda, in Balad, Iraq, July 12. Photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew Oquendo, USAF  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Terrorists' hope to start civil war, make Iraq a failed state they can take over, and gain more economic power in the country by affecting the political process, Rumsfeld explained to a...
  • Bush: Diplomacy is Key to North Korea Solution

    07/06/2006 5:02:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 22 replies · 477+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, July 6, 2006 – As the international community unites and sends a clear message to North Korea demanding disarmament, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il will become less of a threat, President Bush said here today. "We want to solve this problem diplomatically, and the best way to solve the problem diplomatically is for all of us to be working in concert and to send one message, and that is to Kim Jong Il that ... 'We expect you to adhere to international norms, and we expect you to keep your word,'" Bush said at a joint news conference...
  • Ramadi Solution Will Be Up to Iraqi Government, General Says

    05/31/2006 5:28:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 272+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, May 31, 2006 – Although 1,500 U.S. troops were deployed this week from Kuwait to help calm the recent surge of violence in Ramadi, Iraq, the decision about how to handle the problem in that area ultimately belongs to the Iraqi government, a U.S. general involved in planning operations said here today. "There is a contest in Ramadi right now, and that is a contest for the Iraqi government to figure out how to deal with. Our job is to help them do that," Army Brig. Gen. Carter Ham, deputy director for regional operations for the Joint Staff, said...
  • Fox in Tijuana: 'Walls are not the solution'

    05/19/2006 10:02:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 79 replies · 1,697+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 5/19/06 | Sandra Dibble
    TIJUANA – They were just miles away but worlds apart, two presidents grappling with the thorny issue of illegal immigration from opposite sides of the fence. As President Bush swung through southern Arizona yesterday, Mexican President Vicente Fox traveled to his country's northern border, speaking out against U.S. proposals for strict immigration enforcement. “Walls are not the solution,” Fox said after sharing lunch with a group of factory workers in Tijuana. “And neither is the National Guard.” Fox took advantage of his visit to two of Mexico's largest border cities – Tijuana and Mexicali – to signal his opposition to...
  • A possible solution to the immigration "problem"?

    05/16/2006 7:52:09 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 61 replies · 1,342+ views
    Quinn in the Morning radio show ^ | 05/16/06 | Neil E. Wright
    Jim Quinn put forth this solution to the immigration "problem" in today's show. I'm presenting it here (with some minor modifications by me) for discussion. Basically, his solution is in two parts. PART ONE: SLAM THE BORDER SHUT! No proposal will work until we have complete control of the border. As long as its open, the problem will only worsen over time. Part of securing the border is SERIOUS santions against employers who hire illegal aliens. PART TWO: Once the border is secured, then we'll deal with the (however many) millions of illegals currently in the country. Step 1: Announce...