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  • Iran’s Africa Fiasco

    02/26/2011 7:19:14 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 25, 2011 | Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi
    It hasn't made much noise worldwide, but Iran's rapidly deteriorating relationships with several African countries is huge news across the continent. On February 16, the Nigerian Federal High Court in Lagos began the prosecution of an alleged member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Azim Aghajani, and a Nigerian associate, Usman Abbas Jega. They are accused of arms smuggling. This video link is in Arabic, but is very self-explanatory. It is of the opening day of the court proceedings.The story is a classic, just one of many on the Dark Continent nowadays: In late October 2010, Nigerian intelligence officials...

    11/09/2015 7:30:25 PM PST · by · 129 replies
    Billionaire investor George Soros has confirmed he wants to bring down Europe's borders, following the accusation made last week by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Last week, Mr Orban accused Mr Soros – who was born in Hungary – of deliberately encouraging the migrant crisis. "This invasion is driven, on the one hand, by people smugglers, and on the other by those (human rights) activists who support everything that weakens the nation-state," Mr Orban said. "This Western mindset and this activist network is perhaps best represented by George Soros." Mr Soros has now issued an email statement to Bloomberg Business,...
  • China asks world to impose 'code of conduct' on Internet (Internet Censorship)

    10/12/2015 3:16:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/10/15 | Rudy Takala
    A Chinese official on Friday called on the United Nations to impose an international code of conduct on the Internet. "It is highly necessary and pressing for the international community to jointly bring about an international code of conduct on cyberspace at an early date," said Wang Qun, director-general of the Arms Control Department of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, in comments to the U.N. General Assembly. Wang's comments were reported by China's main state-owned press outlet, the Xinhua News Agency. "China, for its part, will continue to commit itself to establishing a peaceful, secure, open and cooperative cyberspace and pushing...
  • United Nations Makes Migrant Crisis Worse with Loose Rhetoric

    09/09/2015 6:41:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/09/15 | Joseph A. Klein
    Virtues of "global" citizenship United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon insisted, in a statement released on September 8th, that European nations open their doors to the many thousands of Middle Easterners and North Africans said to be “fleeing war and violence, who have a right to seek asylum without any form of discrimination.” The statement said that he had called the leaders of Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia to emphasize “the individual and collective responsibility of European states to respond responsibly and humanely” to the migration crisis. Notably, there was nothing in the Secretary General’s statement...
  • U.N. to hand out marching orders on immigration: Obama administration adopting international...

    09/09/2015 9:56:40 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    WND ^ | September 9, 2015 | Curtis Ellis
    UNITED NATIONS – The Obama administration’s immigration policy should come into clearer focus when world leaders gather at the United Nations later this month for the General Assembly. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon will convene a special meeting on the refugee crisis, and the outcome will provide a roadmap for U.S. policy. The Obama administration has been adopting U.N. guidance on immigration, such as the U.N.’s recommendation to “move away from the detention of all migrants… particularly unaccompanied minors, and families with children. Aim to eradicate the detention of children completely … Age verification is not a justification for...
  • Alphaseed Project Looks to 3D Print Entire Ocean Cities in International Waters (Sovereign States)

    03/15/2015 1:55:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    3D Print ^ | March 11, 2015 | Eddie Krassenstein
    In the short amount time that we have been covering this industry, we have reported on many amazing 3D printing related projects being undertaken by various individuals and companies around the globe. There have been 3D printed cars, 3D printed apartment buildings, and even an entire 3D printed estate that is expected to be erected in New York sometime this year. However, when we were contacted by a man named Tops Nicol, the research founder of the Alphaseed project, we were truly blown away.  “Science is fascinating and its latest growth in all branches of scientific research has helped...
  • Canada Delays Opening of Crucial Arctic Naval Port Until 2018

    03/02/2015 6:54:06 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    gCaptain ^ | March 2, 2015 | Mike De Souza
    Canada’s military has again delayed the opening of a major new Arctic port, a sign the government is struggling to assert sovereignty over a remote resource-rich region. The planned deep water naval facility at Nanisivik – some 3,100 km (1,900 miles) north of Ottawa – is one of the key components of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s “use it or lose it” approach to the Arctic. The port, initially due to open in 2012, will now not be operational until 2018.
  • Conservative Nationalism vs. Liberal Multiculturalism: The Revolts of the Masses in Britain & India

    05/04/2014 11:25:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | May 4, 2014 | Virgil
    Americans should take note: Upcoming elections in two English-speaking countries, the United Kingdom and India, are likely to tell a common story; in both nations, conservative nationalism is likely to defeat liberal multiculturalism. That’s good news for conservatives, and an inspiration for Americans, as they look to their own November 2014 elections. And yet, as we shall see, it’s not obvious that the Republican Party will draw the same positive lessons. Yes, the voters in the UK, India, and the US are putting their elite masters on notice: The slumbering giant of right-tilting nationalist populism has been roused. Yet given...
  • Op-Ed: Obama Hiding True Motives for War From American People

    03/25/2011 5:29:07 AM PDT · by opentalk · 67 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Nation ^ | March 22, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    Obama doesn’t tell you what he’s thinking. He keeps his motives to himself. Cherished long-term ideological goals are advanced as pragmatic fixes to concrete problems in the present. Now we’re seeing the familiar domestic pattern in foreign policy as well. Few Americans realize that Obama has had a longstanding interest in multilateral efforts to combat war crimes and genocide. Obama would like to see a more constraining international legal regime on war crimes, even at the cost of national sovereignty, not to mention the blood and treasure of the countries doing the enforcing. In general, Obama has said little about...
  • R2PAQ (‘Responsibility to Protect Al-Qaeda’)

    03/29/2011 12:36:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 28, 2011 | John Rosenthal
    The supposed “responsibility to protect” has taken America into a war on the side of the ultimate killers of innocents. (See also "Rebel Libya: ‘Brothers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, now is the time to defend your land!" on the Tatler.) In the absence of any evident national interest justification for bombing Libya, the Obama administration is said to have been motivated by the so-called responsibility to protect — or “R2P” per the wonkish English acronym. In American discussions, “R2P” has quickly come to be associated with Obama advisor Samantha Power. But “R2P” did not emerge full-grown from the...
  • EDITORIAL: Team Obama, world police--Human rights used as an excuse to violate sovereignty

    03/29/2011 5:17:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 29, 2011 | Editorial
    President Obama’s Monday night speech on the “kinetic military activity” in Libya revealed that he has fully accepted the faddish “responsibility to protect” (R2P) rationale for military intervention abroad. Unfortunately, this action is not just a direct attack on Libya’s state sovereignty, but also on America’s. R2P - sounding a bit like a droid from Star Wars - is a school of thought that developed in response to the propensity of some regimes to commit crimes against their own people and the reticence of the international community to take decisive action. “Responsibility to protect,” however, lacks the firm legal basis...
  • Peace Through a Turkish Islamic Union?

    12/31/2012 4:55:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/12/12
    A female Turkish TV show host joins Arutz Sheva show host Tamar Yonah on her 'News & Views' show, and explains a unique and controversial idea for peace: Turkey will take charge of the region. For the full audio interview click here. Audio Ceylan Ozbudak works with the controversial Islamic leader Adnan Oktar, also known as Harun Yahya. One of Oktar's announcements has been his desire to build a temple for all religions on Jerusalem's Temple Mount. Ozbudak suggested that Turkey can mediate between Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, and other surrounding countries for peace. She added that Turkey could...
  • Senator Kerry’s Fallacious Emotional Appeal for a U.N. Treaty

    12/04/2012 8:42:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    RSN ^ | Monday, 03 December 2012 16:12 | Steven Groves
    When the facts and law are not in one’s favor, there is a natural temptation to appeal to the emotions of your target audience in order to win an argument. This is referred to as argumentum ad passiones—an attempt to manipulate an audience’s emotions by pulling on their heartstrings in order to bring them to your side. Such is the case with Senator John Kerry’s (D–MA) appeal in today’s Huffington Post in support of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), an international human rights treaty that is scheduled for an up-or-down vote tomorrow at noon. …...
  • Trans-Atlantic Example: A New Revolution

    06/01/2010 7:08:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies · 118+ views
    The Sovereign Society ^ | June 1, 2010 | Bob Bauman
    A few days ago, commenting that more than one million Americans who have died in our wars, I said: “Their very real sacrifice for our liberties makes it all the more important that we guard against diminution of those liberties in our own time -- whether the threat is from abroad, or from within our own government.” I have been thinking about this loss of American liberty in recent days following the change in governments in the United Kingdom, our mother country. England gave us the common law, as well as the influence of thinkers such as Mill, Locke and...
  • Surrendering U.S. Sovereignty at G-20 Summit

    09/30/2009 5:14:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 537+ views ^ | September 30, 2009 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    While all eyes were on the rantings of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the United Nations, the United States -- under President Obama -- was surrendering its economic sovereignty at the G-20 summit. The result of this conclave, which France's president Nicolas Sarkozy hailed as "revolutionary," was that all the nations agreed to coordinate their economic policies and programs and to submit them to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for comment and approval. While the G-20 nations and the IMF are, for now, only going to use "moral suasion" on those nations found not to be in compliance, talk of sanctions looms...

    08/31/2009 2:46:21 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 13 replies · 922+ views
    YouTube ^ | 29 August 2009 | Debra Medina (apeaker)
    Speech of Debra Medina, candidate for the Republican Party's nomination for the office of Governor. Recorded on August 29, 2009 at the Capitol, Austin, Texas.
  • Walter Cronkite Promoted a World Government-1999 Speech

    07/17/2009 7:09:02 PM PDT · by rlmorel · 42 replies · 2,012+ views
    Speech on acceptance of the Norman Cousins Global Governance Award 1999 | October 19, 1999 | Walter Cronkite
    WALTER CRONKITE PROMOTES DEMOCRATIC FEDERAL WORLD GOVERNMENT (Received W.F.A.'s Norman Cousins Global Governance Award on 19 October 1999} I am greatly honored to receive this award for two reasons: first, I believe as Norman Cousins did that the first priority of humankind in this era is to establish an effective system of world law that will assure peace with justice among the peoples of the world; second, I feel sentimental about this award because half a century ago Norman offered me a job as spokesman and Washington lobbyist for the World Federalist organization, which was then in its infancy. I...
  • Palin to Feds: Alaska is a Sovereign State...Signs Bill Asserting Alaskan Sovereignty (Palin '12!)

    07/22/2009 6:09:37 AM PDT · by quesney · 120 replies · 3,356+ views
    Gov. Sarah Palin has signed a joint resolution declaring Alaska's sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution – and now 36 other states have introduced similar resolutions as part of a growing resistance to the federal government. Just weeks before she plans to step down from her position as Alaska governor, Palin signed House Joint Resolution 27, sponsored by state Rep. Mike Kelly on July 10, according to a Tenth Amendment Center report. The resolution "claims sovereignty for the state under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted...
  • Palin to feds: Alaska is sovereign state

    07/21/2009 10:15:38 AM PDT · by euram · 43 replies · 2,150+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 07-20-09 | Chelsea Schilling
    Gov. Sarah Palin has signed a joint resolution declaring Alaska's sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution – and now 36 other states have introduced similar resolutions as part of a growing resistance to the federal government. Just weeks before she plans to step down from her position as Alaska governor, Palin signed House Joint Resolution 27, sponsored by state Rep. Mike Kelly on July 10, according to a Tenth Amendment Center report. The resolution "claims sovereignty for the state under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted...
  • Defending American Sovereignty and Culture Is NOT Racist The voice of sanity! MUST read!!!)

    05/04/2008 1:30:25 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 93 replies · 94+ views
    Huntington News ^ | 05/03/2008 | John W. Lillpop
    Contrary to the perception of editorial writers at great newspapers like the New York Tiimes, defending American sovereignty is not a expression of racist hatred. In fact, it (defending America) is essential if this republic is to survive. Acting in the best interests of America means, among other things, preventing further invasions from third world illegal aliens. It also means deporting those already here. Please save the teary sob stories and lamentations for the poor Mexican migrants who come to America only for a better life. In fact, there are upwards of 38 million of these conniving criminals in America...
  • It's the end of Britain as we know it (EU Treaty of Lisbon)

    03/24/2008 12:57:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies · 1,795+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 24, 2008 | Stephen Webbe
    London - You might want to take that vacation in England just as soon as you can – before its 1,000-year run as a sovereign nation comes to an end. This winter, 27 nations of the European Union (EU) signed the Treaty of Lisbon. You may think, "Innocuous enough," as Portuguese-inspired visions of the Tagus River and chicken piri-piri swirl before your eyes. But for England (Britain, actually) the Treaty of Lisbon isn't that appetizing. That's because, if ratified, it will become the decisive act in this creation of a federal European superstate with its capital in Brussels. Britain would...
  • Angry migrant underclass might erupt in U.S.

    11/10/2007 5:21:51 AM PST · by stratous · 152 replies · 1,363+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/04/07 | Andres Oppenheimer
    <p>The rapid escalation of the U.S. anti-immigration hysteria fueled by ratings-hungry cable-television hotheads and leading Republican presidential hopefuls is a dangerous trend: It may lead to a Hispanic intifada that may rock this nation in the not-so-distant future.</p>
  • Swiss activists demand asylum in Sweden

    10/26/2007 11:34:31 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 9 replies · 127+ views ^ | 10/26/2007 | AFP
    Around 25 activists from the "Black Sheep" group invaded the garden of the Swedish ambassador in Berne Friday, demanding political asylum in the wake of Sunday's victory by the right-wing populist Swiss People's Party (SVP), the Swiss news agency ATS reported. The group's name refers to a controversial campaign poster used by the SVP during the election depicting three white sheep on a Swiss flag booting out a black sheep. The SVP – which campaigns against illegal immigration, asylum abuses and demands the repatriation of foreign criminals – came out of Sunday's Swiss elections the comfortable winner, with 29% of...
  • Nevada ACLU Releases Statement on Mexican Flag Flying Over American Flag

    10/03/2007 1:15:46 PM PDT · by Baladas · 53 replies · 2,034+ views
    ACLU via KMV ^ | Oct 3, 2007 | ACLU
    The ACLU of Nevada is concerned about recent media reports that it is "illegal" to fly foreign flags over the U.S. flag. While there is indeed a federal law regulating the display of the U.S. flag, that law is merely advisory and simply codifies standard government practice in displaying the American flag. Several federal courts have examined this law and held that the flag rules are not mandatory and cannot be enforced. Indeed, if the federal flag rules were mandatory, they would clearly violate the First Amendment, which protects every American's right to speak and express themselves, including their choice...
  • Thompson says he aims to bring country back to roots

    10/02/2007 8:04:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 135 replies · 886+ views
    The Marshalltown Times-Republican ^ | October 02, 2007 | Ryan Brinks
    Though America got where it is today by following a pattern of freedom and prosperity followed, Americans at a present political crossroads may be in danger of choosing instead a path that leads to inevitable demise, said Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson Monday in Marshalltown. Thompson, however, advocated adhering to the country’s foundational principles and doing what is right. “How often, when you do the right thing, it turns out to be good politics too?” he said to a full room at the Tremont on Main. At the core of his campaign, Thompson said he stands behind a federalism based...
  • On The Issues: Fred Thompson

    09/05/2007 11:01:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 1,088+ views
    KNTV NBC11 Bay Area ^ | September 4, 2007 | Staff
    Former Tennesse Sen. Fred Thompson plans to make his campaign for the White House official on Sept. 6, after a summer of fund raising and shadow campaigning. Thompson gained name recognition in recent years as an actor, especially for a his role as District Attorney Arthur Branch in NBC's crime drama "Law And Order." He served in the Senate from 1994-2003, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and he is a visiting fellow with the American Enterprise institute, a conservative think tank, in Washington, D.C. He lives in Virginia with his wife and two children. Abortion...
  • Activists, mayors protest U.S.-Mexico border wall

    08/28/2007 11:55:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 716+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 25, 2007 | Sito Negron
    EL PASO, Texas - The mayors of the Texan city of El Paso and the Mexican city of Juarez led a protest by dozens of people on Saturday against a planned border wall to stem illegal immigration into America. The protesters held hands across the Paso del Norte Bridge, which spans the Rio Grande and connects the downtown cores of the two cities. Resentment against the wall runs deep in the border areas of Texas. Landowners are concerned it may cut across their property, conservationists see it destroying crucial riverside habitat, and some activists see it inflaming ethnic tensions. El...
  • Immigration Bill Fractures Political Ranks

    05/21/2007 11:07:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 1,335+ views
    Hispanic Business ^ | May 21, 2007 | Mark Z. Barabak
    The U.S. Senate's compromise immigration bill offers something for everyone to hate, including presidential candidates forced to confront the divisive issue. Unlike the war in Iraq, which separates lawmakers mainly along party lines, immigration fractures Republican and Democratic ranks from within: splitting business interests from social conservatives, dividing labor from Hispanic groups. "The issue is fraught with danger," said John Anzalone, a Democratic pollster. "It's one where it's tough to please everybody within your base or coalition." For that reason, perhaps, the only major candidate who embraced the bipartisan proposal announced Thursday was Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., -- which was...
  • The immigration debate features magical thinking

    05/20/2007 1:05:07 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies · 747+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | May 20, 2007 | Al Knight
    The U.S. Senate, under the leadership of Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., embarks today on an exercise in magical thinking. Reid and his Democratic allies - including Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo. - will attempt to convince the American people that the U.S. Senate is about to adopt "comprehensive immigration reform" that is (pick your favorite adjective) tough, practical, sensible, realistic and humane. These words have been carefully chosen since last year when the Senate adopted a measure that was roundly rejected by the then much more conservative House. Salazar, presumably because he is one of the few Hispanic members...
  • S. 1348: FULL TEXT of the comprehensive immigration reform bill

    05/19/2007 8:34:18 PM PDT · by LFOD777 · 105 replies · 5,239+ views
    Library of Congress ^ | 5/9/2007 | Sen Reid, Harry
    Let's get to work! Time to uncover the fine print in this monster Comprehensive Invasion Bill
  • Immigration Thoughts (David Frum)

    05/20/2007 1:26:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies · 1,376+ views
    National Review ^ | May 19, 2007 | David Frum
    With the immigration * compromise * in the Senate, President Bush and the Senators have detonated the slow-motion trigger on a Republican debacle in 2008. Let's count the ways: 1) The typical (median) American worker has seen his income stagnate under George W. Bush. Immigration is not the only reason for this wage stagnation, but it is certainly one of the reasons. With this immigration bill, the GOP is telling hard-pressed workers: Go look to somebody else to help you. 2) As complicated as this immigration deal is, it rests on a simple compromise: The Democrats get the amnesty they...
  • US Congress in illegal immigrants deal (Too strict for Pelosi and Reid!)

    05/18/2007 1:28:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies · 1,841+ views
    Breitbart ^ | May 17, 2007
    Senators and the White House clinched a deal Thursday on bringing 12 million illegal immigrants out of the shadows and securing US borders, which could enhance President George W. Bush's legacy. The pact would provide a path to permanent residency and citizenship for illegal workers, establish a merit-based points system for future immigrants and also establish a temporary worker program. The bill, which emerged from exhaustive round-the-clock talks, and will be debated in the Senate next week, will provide 18,000 more border patrol agents, and scores of radar and camera towers on the US border with Mexico. It is aimed...
  • U.S. Says It Has Withdrawn From World Judicial Body

    03/09/2005 8:35:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 230 replies · 9,965+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 10, 2005 | ADAM LIPTAK
    Prompted by an international tribunal's decision last year ordering new hearings for 51 Mexicans on death rows in the United States, the State Department said yesterday that the United States had withdrawn from the protocol that gave the tribunal jurisdiction to hear such disputes. The withdrawal followed a Feb. 28 memorandum from President Bush to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales directing state courts to abide by the decision of the tribunal, the International Court of Justice in The Hague. The decision required American courts to grant "review and reconsideration" to claims that the inmates' cases had been hurt by the...
  • Need Freeper Help -- Madeleine Albright

    02/10/2004 6:53:20 AM PST · by Maceman · 11 replies · 207+ views
    I recall that Albright has said within the last year that AMerica has to prepare for a time when it will be the most powerful nation in the world. I need the exact quote, as well as time and place. I have done a search on google and FR, but have had no luck. Can anyone help me find the exact quote? Thanks to all.
  • Labor Secretary Chao: U.N. a Threat to U.S.

    01/23/2004 3:03:07 PM PST · by chiller · 65 replies · 264+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/23/04 | Wes Vernon
    ARLINGTON, Va. – President Bush's labor secretary warned a gathering of conservatives that Americans must pay more attention to the United Nations and its related organizations, which she noted were chipping away at U.S. sovereignty and threatening freedoms. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, making her charges late Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, explained that powerful tax-exempt organizations were applying pressure through the U.N. to have the world body make decisions for Americans' lives without any input from U.S. citizens. These efforts are being made without the knowledge of most Americans, she pointed out. Chao cited a recent case where...
  • Disputed UN obesity plan squeezes over first hurdle (UN to TAX fattening food)

    01/22/2004 11:58:11 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 8 replies · 135+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan. 22, 2004 | Richard Waddington
    GENEVA, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Key members of the World Health Organisation (WHO) agreed on Thursday to back a worldwide drive against obesity, but health activists warned that the plan could still be diluted. The United States, which had expressed some reservations about the WHO's Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health, joined other executive board members in voting to send it to the agency's annual assembly in May for final approval. "We are very much in favour of this resolution (to send it to the assembly)," U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson told journalists after the...
  • George Soros: Why I Gave

    12/04/2003 9:06:32 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 52 replies · 245+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/05/03 | George Soros
    and a number of other wealthy Americans are contributing millions of dollars to grass-roots organizations engaged in the 2004 presidential election. We are deeply concerned with the direction in which the Bush administration is taking the United States and the world. If Americans reject the president's policies at the polls, we can write off the Bush Doctrine as a temporary aberration and resume our rightful place in the world. If we endorse those policies, we shall have to live with the hostility of the world and endure a vicious cycle of escalating violence. In this effort, I have committed $10...
  • Onondaga Indian Nation threatensI-81 toll if state orders taxes

    09/21/2003 4:44:20 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 43 replies · 1,736+ views
    Copyright 2003 All Rights Reserved. ^ | Sunday, September 21, 2003 | By Mike McAndrew
    SYRACUSE NY--Native American nations across New York are gearing up to protest the state's latest effort to collect millions of dollars in taxes on cigarettes and gasoline sold to non-natives on Indian territories. The Onondaga Nation will never collect a tax on cigarettes for New York, nation lawyer Joe Heath said, but it is willing to negotiate to resolve some of the state's concerns about the regulation of Native American businesses. If the state tries to force the Onondaga Nation to collect taxes on the cigarettes the nation sells, Onondaga Chief Virgil Thomas said, the Onondagas will build a toll...
  • Ask Tom DeLay for just 15 minutes!

    04/24/2003 3:11:44 PM PDT · by IncPen · 7 replies · 194+ views
    The Liberty Committee (via email) ^ | 4.24.03 | Kent Snyder
    You can strike while the iron is hot! Will the U.S. House of Representatives spend "just 15 minutes" on a timely issue as important to America's future as getting the U.S. out of the United Nations? We think that if Congress listens to the American people, it will. After all, 15 minutes is how much time Congress regularly gives to unimportant matters like re-naming a post office or a bridge. Isn't it about time Congress stopped ducking the U.N. issue? Millions of Americans think it is. Official Washington already knows that record numbers of Americans are fed up with the...
  • US Under Fire, Tries New Proposals on Global Court

    07/10/2002 5:41:26 PM PDT · by RCW2001 · 17 replies · 205+ views
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Under attack from its allies, the United States late on Wednesday introduced a new compromise proposal that would exempt its peacekeepers from prosecution by the world's first permanent criminal court for 12 months.The American draft resolution, presented to the 15-nation U.N. Security Council, drops an earlier demand -- rejected by most members -- that immunity from the International Criminal Court's jurisdiction be automatically renewed every 12 months.Whether the new proposals will be approved is not yet clear after a day of public debate in which dozens of countries flailed the Bush administration for trying to stand...