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  • Obama on Orlando: It's All About the Guns

    06/16/2016 5:23:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | June 16, 2016 | Larry Elder
    It did not take long for President Barack Obama to inject a plea for more gun control in his reaction to the Orlando terror massacre. In his five-minute, no-questions-taken-statement, Obama said: "Today marks the most deadly shooting in American history. The shooter was apparently armed with a handgun and a powerful assault rifle. This massacre is therefore a further reminder of how easy it is for someone to get their hands on a weapon that lets them shoot people in a school, or in a house of worship, or a movie theater, or in a nightclub. And we have to...
  • 67 percent of Americans have an unfavorable opinion of Donald Trump [Cruz has 53% unfavorability]

    04/14/2016 9:16:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/14/2016 | By Scott Clement and Emily Guskin
    Strong headwinds of unpopularity continue to hobble leading Republicans Donald Trump and Ted Cruz with the public at-large, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. By contrast, most Republicans see Trump and Cruz in a favorable light - 56 and 58 percent, respectively - while John Kasich is less popular among fellow partisans (47 percent) despite receiving the best ratings among the broader electorate. The poll finds Trump suffering little damage from recent controversies over punishments for women who have abortions and the arrest of his campaign manager, though the real-estate mogul’s ratings are still in the doldrums. Thirty-one...
  • Cruz Is a Safer General-Election Bet than Trump

    04/13/2016 9:04:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 156 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 12, 2016 | Jim Geraghty
    The conventional wisdom is that though Ted Cruz can excite the conservative-activist base of the Republican party, he can’t beat Hillary Clinton in a general election. But the recent head-to-head polling tells a different story. Unless your name is George W. Bush, it’s tough to win 270 electoral votes without winning the popular vote. And Cruz is hanging in there against the Democratic front-runner. The RealClearPolitics average puts Clinton at 46.4 percent and Cruz at 43.9 percent; the most recent McClatchy-Marist survey has it a tie. Meanwhile, Donald Trump, the current Republican front-runner, hasn’t led Clinton in any national poll...
  • Hispanic Republicans Like Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Better Than Donald Trump

    03/12/2016 7:39:49 PM PST · by Steelfish · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 12, 2016 | Philip Bump
    Hispanic Republicans Like Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Better By Philip Bump March 12 The Washington Post and Univision News asked Hispanic voters which 2016 presidential candidates they prefer, which issues matter to them and whether they think the country is on the right track. Here's how they responded. (Sarah Parnass/The Washington Post) Donald Trump has regularly insisted that, despite his rhetoric about illegal immigrants, he would win the support of Hispanic voters in a general election. This argument was bolstered by the results of the voting in Nevada, where he won nearly half the Latino vote, according to entrance...
  • Why did ancient Europeans just disappear 14,500 Years Ago?

    03/03/2016 9:40:50 AM PST · by sparklite2 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 03, 2016 | Tia Ghose
    Some of Europe's earliest inhabitants mysteriously vanished toward the end of the last ice age and were largely replaced by others, a new genetic analysis finds. The genetic turnover was likely the result of a rapidly changing climate, which the earlier inhabitants of Europe couldn't adapt to quickly enough, said the study's co-author, Cosimo Posth, an archaeogenetics doctoral candidate at the University of Tübingen in Germany. The temperature change around that time was "enormous compared to the climactic changes that are happening in our century," Posth told Live Science. "You have to imagine that also the environment changed pretty drastically."...
  • NYT: Establishment Republicans Fear Lasting Split

    01/10/2016 3:15:32 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    As we watch the 2016 Republican primaries unfold in often-surprising ways, it is clear that there is a strong desire among Republican primary voters for change within the party. Sick of what Ted Cruz calls "the Washington Cartel" and of the "election conservatives" who managed for so long to convince voters they uphold conservative values and principles, Republican primary voters are taking a stand. It began before Obama was elected, while President Bush was still in office, and has since only gained in strength and resolve, and the GOP establishment has been slow to notice or grasp what is happening....
  • Convicted Terrorist Worked as Obamacare Navigator in Illinois

    02/27/2014 8:10:54 AM PST · by njslim · 18 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 26, 2014 4:33 PM | Jillian Kay Melchior
    A terrorist from Jordan briefly worked as an Obamacare navigator in Illinois while authorities remained unaware of her conviction for involvement in a deadly grocery store bombing and two other attacks. Rasmieh Yousef Odeh was convicted in Israel for her role in several bombings, including the 1969 attack on an upscale Shufersol grocery store, which killed two Hebrew University students who had stopped in to buy groceries for a hiking trip in the Jerusalem hills.
  • Obama's Ambassador to Belgium Accused of Soliciting Sex with Minors

    06/11/2013 9:00:44 AM PDT · by crusader71 · 7 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 6/11/13 | Ace
    A State Department whistleblower has accused high-ranking staff of a massive coverup — including keeping a lid on findings that members of then-Secretary Hillary Clinton’s security detail and the Belgian ambassador solicited prostitutes. A chief investigator for the agency’s inspector general wrote a memo outlining eight cases that were derailed by senior officials, including one instance of interference by Clinton’s chief of staff, Cheryl Mills.
  • When the Syrian Army Arrived, Only Two Christians Remained in al-Qusayr

    06/09/2013 7:56:57 PM PDT · by Cronos · 11 replies
    Arab orthodoxy ^ | 6 Jun 2013 | ao
    Only two of al-Qusayr's Christians remain from an original population of 20,000 residing there prior to the outbreak of events, alongside 40,000 Sunnis. This was before the outbreak of events and the take-over of the city by the opposition a year ago, at which point the majority of Christians fled, fearing instability and the beginnings of Islamic fundamentalist movements that were starting to show signs in al-Qusayr and imposing themselves on Leftist, secularist groups in the opposition. Thus, when the Syrian Army and Hezbollah fighters entered the city yesterday, there were no Christians left in al-Qusayr aside from Talal Haddad...
  • WIND ENERGY: America’s Most Favored Industry

    12/13/2012 7:19:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/13/2012 | Robert Bryce
    In the history of American business, it’s difficult to find an industry that has enjoyed more political favoritism than the wind-energy sector now enjoys. The wind industry gets subsidies, mandates, and a de facto exemption from prosecution under some of America’s oldest wildlife laws. And the wind-energy lobby is doing all it can to make sure that this favoritism is maintained. With the lame-duck session of Congress now under way, the American Wind Energy Association and its allies on Capitol Hill have begun a lobbying effort to extend the Production Tax Credit, the 2.2-cent-per-kilowatt-hour subsidy that the wind sector has...

    08/17/2012 9:37:26 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 151 replies
    Discovery News ^ | Aug 16, 2012 | Anon
    Recent research strikes a blow to the theory that humans and Neanderthals interbred. THE GIST Studies over the last two years suggest that Neanderthals vanished more than 30,000 years ago. This would mean that early humans and Neanderthals could not have interbred. enlarge Over the last two years, several studies have suggested that Homo sapiens got it on with Neanderthals, an hominid who lived in parts of Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East for up to 300,000 years but vanished more than 30,000 years ago. The evidence for this comes from fossil DNA, which shows that on average Eurasians...
  • Media Coverage of Syrian Violence Partial and Untrue, Says Nun

    08/13/2012 11:18:22 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Patsy McGarry
    A NUN who has been superior at a Syrian monastery for the past 18 years has warned that media coverage of ongoing violence in that country has been “partial and untrue”. It is “a fake”, Mother Agnes Mariam said, which “hides atrocities committed in the name of liberty and democracy”. Superior of the Melkite Greek Catholic monastery of St James the Mutilated in Qara, in Syria’s diocese of Homs, which is in full communion with Rome, she left Ireland yesterday after a three-day visit during which she met representatives of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Maynooth. She told The...
  • Chariots in Red Sea: 'Irrefutable evidence'

    06/07/2012 6:56:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 80 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | June 7th, 2012 | Joe Kovacs
    A news report that stunned the world nine years ago about the discovery of possible ancient chariot wheels at the bottom of the Red Sea is suddenly gaining fresh attention with new video claiming “irrefutable evidence” that corroborates the find. In June 2003, WND interviewed Bible enthusiasts who dove the waters of the Red Sea, alleging they found and photographed parts of chariots that may be the actual remains of the catastrophe brought upon the Egyptian army which pursued the Israelites, according to the Book of Exodus in the Bible. “I am 99.9 percent sure I picked up a chariot...
  • USS Liberty crew member recalls fatal '67 US-Israeli skirmish

    06/07/2012 4:50:49 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 70 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | June 5, 2012 | Pat Kinney
    WATERLOO, Iowa — Joe Carpenter has more questions than answers about what happened on June 8, 1967 — but no question about the valor of his shipmates. Carpenter, a 1965 West High School graduate, was a crew member of the USS Liberty. The U.S. Navy ship was attacked by Israeli forces during the 1967 Six Day War, in which Israel defeated a host of Arab nations and captured the Sinai Peninsula, Gaza Strip, West Bank, Golan Heights and East Jerusalem. Thirty-four of Carpenter's shipmates were killed and 174 wounded — two-thirds of the crew of 294. Carpenter himself was reported...
  • Muslim Bus Rider Suffers Sudden Jihad Syndrome… Shoots Passenger Dead in Springfield (Video) (MO)

    09/11/2011 5:28:29 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 68 replies · 1+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 10, 2011
    Mohamed H Dawod suffered a severe case of Sudden Jihad Syndrome today in Missouri. Dawod shot a passenger in the back and then was tackled by bystanders before he could kill anyone else. Police in Springfield, Mo., were seeking a motive in the killing there on Thursday of a man waiting to board a bus for St. Louis. Justin Hall, 32, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, was preparing to board a Greyhound bus when he was shot in the back. Mohamed H. Dawod, 25, of Glendale, Ariz., was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting, the Springfield...
  • Tea Party group slams Boehner, McConnell

    07/22/2011 6:26:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-07-19 | Alicia M. Cohn
    A large umbrella group for Tea Party activists targeted Republican leaders Tuesday for what they called caving in on the deficit talks. The Tea Party Nation put House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on notice "for betraying the movement that put Republicans in charge of the lower chamber last year." In a press release, Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips drew a hard line for the Tea Party position. Phillips warned that his organization is on the lookout for Republicans voting to give away "more borrowing authority to President Obama" without also ensuring spending...
  • Dollar seen losing global reserve status

    06/27/2011 6:41:12 PM PDT · by upchuck · 17 replies
    Financial Times ^ | June 27, 2011 | Jack Farchy
    The US dollar will lose its status as the global reserve currency over the next 25 years, according to a survey of central bank reserve managers who collectively control more than $8,000bn. More than half the managers, who were polled by UBS, predicted that the dollar would be replaced by a portfolio of currencies within the next 25 years. That marks a departure from previous years, when the central bank reserve managers have said the dollar would retain its status as the sole reserve currency. UBS surveyed more than 80 central bank reserve managers, sovereign wealth funds and multilateral institutions...
  • Man, 74, Loses Arm In Pit Bull Attack

    06/10/2011 9:50:51 PM PDT · by Jim 726 · 401 replies
    HAWTHORNE, Fla. -- A 74-year-old man attacked by pit bulls Friday morning had his right arm amputated, his left arm partially amputated and suffered severe facial injuries, Putnam County deputies said. Deputies were called to the 200 block of Old Hawthorne Road in Hawthorne about 11 a.m. and found Roy McSweeney severely injured. McSweeney was taken to Shands Hospital in Gainesville and was in surgery Friday afternoon. His condition was not available. Investigators said the two dogs responsible for the attack belonged to McSweeney's neighbor. They said the owner of the dogs gave both of them to authorities, and the...
  • Authorities entitled to use force to suppress mutiny - Russian Orthodox Church spokesman

    03/11/2011 2:32:27 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies ^ | March 11, 2011
    Moscow, March 10, Interfax – Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, the head of Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations, believes a state is entitled to use force to suppress a mutiny. "A state can use force in certain situations, for instance, in suppressing mutinies - I mean mutinies, not people's uprisings - or conspiracies, or attempts to subdue people against their will. When such things happen, the authorities, with support from society, should return force for force," Father Vsevolod said in taking questions from visitors of the Public Council website. The priest made this remark in commenting on concerns by a...
  • Kerry docks yacht in R.I., avoids $500K in Mass. taxes

    07/24/2010 6:10:09 PM PDT · by GraniteStateDad · 61 replies · 4+ views
    <p>BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry is docking his family's new $7 million yacht in neighboring Rhode Island, allowing him to avoid paying roughly $500,000 in taxes to his cash-strapped home state.</p> <p>If the Isabel were kept at the 2008 Democratic presidential nominee's summer vacation home on Nantucket or in Boston Harbor near his city residence, he would be liable for $437,500 in one-time sales tax. He would also have to pay $70,000 in annual excise taxes.</p>
  • Charlie Sheen Checks into Rehab

    02/23/2010 1:27:12 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 43 replies · 743+ views
    TMZ ^ | 02/23/10 | Staff
    Charlie Sheen's rep told TMZ Charlie is in rehab. The rep says, "He will take some time off from his series, 'Two and a Half Men.' He has asked that his privacy be honored." The rep says Charlie is checking into rehab as a "preventative measure," though he did not elaborate. Read more:
  • After Threat, Obama Gets His Nominees (GOP caves to another Obama lame threat!)

    02/12/2010 3:58:19 AM PST · by tobyhill · 21 replies · 773+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/12/2010 | WSJ
    President Barack Obama dropped his threat to bypass the Senate and install nominees to their positions through recess appointments -- at least for now. Recess appointments can be made while the Senate is out of session and are a way for presidents to get around the need for a confirmation vote. The president said in a statement Thursday evening that he is encouraged by confirmation earlier in the day of 27 high-level nominees. On Tuesday, Obama threatened to make the recess appointments to get around senators who had placed "holds" on his nominees, which prevent, or at least delay, the...
  • McCain Nudges Obama Toward His Party’s Health Plans (RINOcare rising from the ashes of Obamacare?)

    01/24/2010 2:13:52 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 93 replies · 2,513+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2010-01-25 | Joseph Berger
    In the wake of a political setback for national health care legislation, Senator John McCain, the losing candidate in the last presidential election, advised his victorious 2008 adversary on Sunday that the way to get meaningful changes passed is to “start from the beginning” by meeting with Republicans. Mr. McCain, a Republican from Arizona, said on the CBS news program “Face the Nation” that President Obama should sit down with Republican leaders and begin adopting some of their ideas for improving the nation’s health care system such as overhauling medical malpractice lawsuits, allowing residents of one state to buy health...
  • McCain: GOP willing to start over on health care (snatching defeat from the jaws of victory)

    01/24/2010 2:08:30 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 98 replies · 1,906+ views
    CBS / Politico ^ | 2010-01-24 | Alex Isenstadt
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Sunday that it was time to start over on the health care debate - and that Republicans would be willing to try to meet common ground with Democrats on several key issues. Appearing on CBS's "Face the Nation," McCain said Republicans should "say we'd be willing to start over from the beginning," saying the party would like to address malpractice reform, and transportability of coverage across state lines. "There are many things we can do," McCain suggested.
  • Summer School Shooting in Detroit 7 Students Shot

    06/30/2009 12:31:45 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 94 replies · 5,953+ views
    7 Students shot leaving Summer school
  • Author weaves together public and private lives of LDS Church founder

    12/04/2008 3:26:54 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 90 replies · 1,972+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 12/04/2008 | Brooke Adams
    Disguised in a man's hat and coat, Louisa Beaman stood on the banks of the Missouri River on April 5, 1841, and recited vows that made her the plural wife of Joseph Smith Jr. Over the next 30 months, secret marriages followed as Joseph Smith added orphaned teenagers, middle-aged spinsters, sisters, mothers and daughters and other men's wives to his burgeoning clandestine family -- all while establishing a community, economy and religion. -SNIP-Smith said he began compiling lists of the church founder's wives more than a decade ago; his research was spurred on by the limited information offered in the...
  • With clenched teeth [Delusional dope-smoking elitist in the Land of La La]

    07/31/2007 5:46:36 PM PDT · by Alouette · 7 replies · 449+ views
    YNut ^ | July 31, 2007 | Amos "The Great and Powerful Wizard of" Oz
    Israelis, Palestinians likely to back compromise, even if they won't do so happily Amos Oz Published: 07.31.07, 16:40 / Israel Opinion The division between Gaza under Hamas rule and the West Bank under the moderate camp presents a historic opportunity to achieve peace between Israel and Mahmoud Abbas' cabinet. The Olmert and Abbas cabinets alike accept the principle of two states for two people, the notion of land for peace, and the approach that advocates ending the Israeli occupation. There are still many disputed matters but none that create an abyss between the two sides. Intense negotiations are likely to...
  • New Hillary care plan contains same old ailments

    06/12/2007 7:55:26 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies · 322+ views
    NCPA Daily Policy Digest ^ | 6/12/2007 | Devon M. Herrick
    Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton recently unveiled HillaryCare 2.0 and promoted it in Michigan. While it may be a slimmed-down version of her original nationalized health care plan, it maintains the original's focus on federal bureaucracy over lowering costs and access, says Devon Herrick, senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis. At the heart of her "new" plan is the idea that government should consider requiring individuals to have health coverage. Sen. Clinton wants to accomplish this in a number of ways: ** Forcing insurers to accept all applicants regardless of health status and reining in direct-to-consumer drug...
  • Iran - Ahmadinejad: “The Zionists are the incarnation of Satan”

    03/01/2007 12:42:33 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 22 replies · 549+ views
    AFP via translation | March 1, 2007
    Ahmadinejad: “the Zionists are the incarnation of Satan” TEHERAN - the Zionists are the incarnation of Satan, declared the president Iranian, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who pays two days an official visit in Sudan, brought back Thursday the Iranian official agency, Irna. “The Zionists are the real incarnation of Satan”, affirmed Wednesday Mr. Ahmadinejad, which declared on several occasions these last months that Israel was to disappear. “The mode Zionist was created by the British and was formed by the Americans; it commits crimes in the area with their support”, it added at the time of a meeting with Sudanese monks....
  • Haniyeh: 20-year truce in exchange for State

    12/19/2006 9:40:19 AM PST · by Alouette · 13 replies · 593+ views
    YNet ^ | Dec. 19, 2006 | Ali Waked
    Palestinian prime minister delivers speech on internal issues, accuses Abbas of isolating government. However, he also conveys message to Israel: If Palestinian state is established within 1967 borders, Hamas will aggress to long-term hudna. Meanwhile, Abbas calls for end to Gaza fighting Ali Waked Latest Update: 12.19.06, 19:12 Hamas is ready for a ceasefire with Israel if a Palestinian state is established, Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas said in a speech delivered Tuesday afternoon. Haniyeh's speech dealt mainly with internal issues. He responded to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' call for elections in the Palestinian Authority and called for unity in...
  • UN Human Rights Council's Israel Spotlight Continues

    12/11/2006 11:38:35 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 8 replies · 396+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 11, 2006 | Melanie Hunter
    UN Human Rights Council's Israel Spotlight Continues ( - The U.N. Human Rights Council has ended its third session having spent more time focused on Israel than on all 191 other U.N. member states put together. According to statistics drawn up by the Hudson Institute's Eye on the U.N. project, the Geneva-based body dedicated nine hours during the Nov. 27-Dec. 8 session to Israel, compared to six hours spent on discussing other country-specific situations in the rest of the globe. The rest of the time was spent on issues not specifically relating to individual states, it said. The HRC was...
  • Is the Bush Doctrine Dead?

    10/17/2006 11:17:19 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 25 replies · 1,177+ views
    HumanEventsOnline ^ | Oct 17, 2006 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Between Sept. 11, 2001, and his State of the Union Address in 2002, George W. Bush had America in the palm of his hand. But in that speech, Bush blew it. Singling out Iran, Iraq and North Korea as state sponsors of terror seeking weapons of mass destruction, Bush yoked them together in an "axis of evil" and issued this ultimatum: "I will not wait on events, while dangers gather. I will not stand by, as peril draws closer and closer. The United States of America will not permit the world's most dangerous regimes to threaten us with the world's...
  • UN envoy: Israel turned Gaza into prison [SSDD Alert]

    09/26/2006 10:01:31 AM PDT · by Alouette · 27 replies · 631+ views
    YNet ^ | Sept. 26, 2006 | Ali Waked
    Special UN envoy on human rights in PA says in special report Israel's actions in territories can be described as 'ethnic cleansing,' adds three-quarters of Gaza population depend on food aid for survival Ali Waked and Reuters Published: 09.26.06, 19:28 United Nations Human rights envoy to the Palestinian territories John Dugard has published a report Tuesday where he does not shy away from sharply criticizing Israel and the West for the situation in Gaza. "Israel has turned the Gaza Strip into a prison for Palestinians and have thrown away the key," he said, adding that "in other countries this process...
  • Generals, spies attack Bush Iraq policy

    09/25/2006 7:19:24 PM PDT · by mustang buff · 22 replies · 650+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | 9/25/06 | BETH GORHAM
    Washington — It couldn't have come at a worse time for U.S. Republicans trying to get re-elected in mid-term elections in November on the strength of their national security efforts. Part of a comprehensive spy report finished in April and leaked last weekend said the U.S. invasion of Iraq helped create a new generation of Islamic radicals and increased the global terrorism threat. That's the opposite of what President George W. Bush has been telling Americans for weeks in pre-election speeches and it could have a significant impact on whether the party retains control of Congress this fall.
  • Rumsfeld Needs to Go: Retired Generals Tell Congress

    09/25/2006 6:38:12 PM PDT · by John Carey · 111 replies · 1,630+ views
    Peace and Freedom ^ | September 26, 2006 | John E. Carey
    Three retired U.S. Army Officers address a congressional committee on the war in Iraq in starkly harsh words Monday. “I believe that Secretary Rumsfeld and others in the administration did not tell the American people the truth for fear of losing support for the war in Iraq,” retired Maj. Gen. John R. S. Batiste told a forum conducted by Senate Democrats. A second military leader, also a retired two-star general, Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton, assessed Rumsfeld as “incompetent strategically, operationally and tactically.” A third officer, retired Col. Paul X. Hammes, joined Batiste and Eaton in testimony before the Democratic Policy...
  • Retired officers to criticize Rumsfeld

    09/25/2006 5:33:32 AM PDT · by TexKat · 190 replies · 2,819+ views
    Reuters ^ | DAVID ESPO
    WASHINGTON - Retired military officers on Monday are expected to bluntly accuse Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld of bungling the war in Iraq, saying U.S. troops were sent to fight without the best equipment and that critical facts were hidden from the public. "I believe that Secretary Rumsfeld and others in the administration did not tell the American people the truth for fear of losing support for the war in Iraq," retired Maj. Gen. John R. S. Batiste said in remarks prepared for a hearing by the Senate Democratic Policy Committee. A second witness, retired Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton, is...
  • British minister infuriates Muslims [SSDD]

    09/20/2006 6:57:28 AM PDT · by Alouette · 17 replies · 939+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sept. 20, 2006
    Britain's top law-and-order official warned Muslim parents on Wednesday to watch their children closely for signs of extremism. Home Secretary John Reid told an audience of Muslims in London that they must do their part in a "battle of values," the Home Office said. Reid's words infuriated an angry listener, who began to yell back at the minister during his speech and had to be escorted out of the room. "There is no nice way of saying this," Reid said, according to extracts from his speech released in advance. "These fanatics are looking to groom and brainwash children, including your...
  • Arab League wants new UN mechanism for Mideast peace [SSDD]

    09/06/2006 8:50:15 AM PDT · by Alouette · 13 replies · 351+ views
    AFP ^ | Sept. 6, 2006
    CAIRO (AFP) - The Arab League has called on the United Nations Security Council to find a new mechanism to relaunch the Middle East peace process, at the opening of a meeting of foreign ministers in Cairo. Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa said the League would call on the Security Council "to review the peace process... and to find a new and effective mechanism to activate it, based on Security Council decisions and the Arab peace initiative." The 2002 Arab initiative proposed a full normalization of relations with Israel in the exchange for the return of all...
  • 'Arab vision' to advance peace process [SSDD]

    09/03/2006 8:43:37 AM PDT · by Alouette · 10 replies · 333+ views
    YNet ^ | Sept. 3, 2006 | Roee Nachmias
    'Arab vision' to advance peace process Arab League, PA, other Arab states meet to formulate Arab vision for peace in Middle East Roee Nahmias Published: 09.03.06, 14:11 The Palestinian Authority, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and the Arab League are holding intensive talks in recent days in an attempt to formulate an "Arab vision" for advancing the peace process. The final document is to be delivered to the United Nations Security Council at the end of the month, according to the east Jerusalem-based al-Quds newspaper. Hisham Yousef, head of the office of the Arab League's director-general, said...
  • What do Chomsky, Saramago Think of us? [Who Cares What Those Pukes Think?]

    07/24/2006 6:45:24 AM PDT · by Alouette · 11 replies · 948+ views
    Idiot Acharonot ^ | July 24, 2006 | Merav Yudilovitch
    World-renowned intellectuals publish open letter to make it clear that world is not ignoring what is happening in the Middle East. Surprisingly, it's us they blame When the war began in northern Israel and the Gaza operation was expanded, Palestinian director and actor Juilano Mar Hamis sent out an e-mail asking who would paint the “Guernica” of Lebanon. Pablo Picasso’s “Guernica,” which shows the results of the Nazi bombing of Guernica in Spain, is still considered a symbol of the destruction and devastation that war leaves in its wake. According to Mar Hamis, his e-mail was intended to awaken the...
  • Iran's Ahmadinejad tells Israel to pack up and go

    07/23/2006 2:03:52 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 53 replies · 1,571+ views
    AFP ^ | July 23, 2006
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Sunday told arch-foe Israel to "pack up" and move somewhere outside the Middle East, the state news agency IRNA reported. "I advise them to pack up and move out of the region before being caught in the fire they have started in Lebanon," said Ahmadinejad, who has repeatedly called for the Jewish state to be relocated elsewhere on the planet. Iran refuses to recognise Israel and opposes any two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Ahmadinejad has in the past called for Israel to be "wiped off the map" or relocated as far away as Alaska. Israel...
  • Where are the Christians?

    07/18/2006 7:46:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 245 replies · 4,324+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 18, 2006 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    When Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert unleashed his navy and air force on Lebanon, accusing that tiny nation of an "act of war," the last pillar of Bush's Middle East policy collapsed. First came capitulation on the Bush Doctrine, as Pyongyang and Tehran defied Bush's dictum: The world's worst regimes will not be allowed to acquire the world's worst weapons. Then came suspension of the democracy crusade as Islamic militants exploited free elections to advance to power and office in Egypt, Lebanon, Gaza, the West Bank, Iraq and Iran. Now, Israel's rampage against a defenseless Lebanon – smashing airport runways,...
  • Buchanan - Where are the Christians?

    07/19/2006 7:59:25 PM PDT · by rcocean · 68 replies · 1,229+ views
    WND ^ | July 19 2006 | Pat Buchanan
    Where are the Christians? But what Israel is doing is imposing deliberate suffering on civilians, collective punishment on innocent people, to force them to do something they are powerless to do: disarm the gunmen among them. Such a policy violates international law and comports neither with our values nor our interests. It is un-American and un-Christian. But where are the Christians? Why is Pope Benedict virtually alone among Christian leaders to have spoken out against what is being done to Lebanese Christians and Muslims? When al-Qaida captured two U.S. soldiers and barbarically butchered them, the U.S. Army did not smash...
  • No, this is not 'our war'

    07/20/2006 6:40:59 PM PDT · by pissant · 166 replies · 3,251+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | 7/20/06 | Pat Buchanan
    My country has been "torn to shreds," said Fouad Siniora, the prime minister of Lebanon, as the death toll among his people passed 300 civilian dead, 1,000 wounded, with half a million homeless. Israel must pay for the "barbaric destruction," said Siniora. To the contrary, says columnist Lawrence Kudlow, "Israel is doing the Lord's work." On American TV, former Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu says the ruination of Lebanon is Hezbollah's doing. But is it Hezbollah that is using U.S.-built F-16s, with precision-guided bombs and 155-mm artillery pieces to wreak death and devastation on Lebanon? No, Israel is doing this,...
  • UN warns of war crimes in Lebanon [AW JEEZ Alert]

    07/20/2006 7:16:10 AM PDT · by Alouette · 41 replies · 847+ views
    YNet ^ | July 20, 2006 | Ronen Bodoni
    Killing of civilians in Lebanon is likely to subject Israeli soldiers to war crime trials in international courts, UN human rights high commissioner says The continuation of Israel's operation in Lebanon and the rising civilian death toll is likely "could engage the personal criminal responsibility of those involved, particularly those in a position of command and control," Louise Arbour, the high commissioner for human rights, told the New York Times. “International humanitarian law is clear on the supreme obligations to protect civilians during hostilities,’’ she said. “Indiscriminate shelling of cities constitutes a foreseeable and unacceptable targeting of civilians,” she said...
  • Conservative Anger Grows Over Bush's Foreign Policy (should have said "neo"conservative)

    07/18/2006 10:34:27 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 124 replies · 2,179+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 19 06 | Michael Abramowitz
    Conservative intellectuals and commentators who once lauded Bush for what they saw as a willingness to aggressively confront threats and advance U.S. interests said in interviews that they perceive timidity and confusion about long-standing problems including Iran and North Korea, as well as urgent new ones such as the latest crisis between Israel and Hezbollah. "It is Topic A of every single conversation," said Danielle Pletka, vice president for foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, a think tank that has had strong influence in staffing the administration and shaping its ideas. "I don't have a friend...
  • Kansas City Port Considered Sovereign Mexico Territory

    07/05/2006 12:25:56 AM PDT · by KTM rider · 10 replies · 565+ views
    World Net daily ^ | July 5 2006 | Jerome Corsi
    A Mexican customs facility planned for Kansas City's inland port may have to be considered the sovereign soil of Mexico as part of an effort to lure officials in that country into cooperating with the Missouri development project. Despite adamant denials by Kansas City Area Development Council officials, WND has obtained emails and other documents from top executives with the KCSmartPort project that suggest such a facility would by necessity be considered Mexican territory – despite its presence in the heartland of the U.S.
  • Bush Administration Erases U.S. Borders With Mexico and Canada

    06/29/2006 6:06:13 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 207 replies · 3,302+ views
    HumanEventsOnline ^ | 06/28/2006 | Jerome R. Corsi
    The Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), signed by President Bush with Mexico and Canada in Waco, Tex., on March 23, 2005, was fundamentally an agreement to erase our borders with Mexico and Canada. As I have documented below, the SPP “working groups” organized within the U.S. Department of Transportation are signing trilateral memoranda of understanding and other agreements with Mexico and Canada designed to accomplish the open borders goal incrementally, below the radar of mainstream media attention, thereby avoiding public scrutiny. Congress is largely unaware that SPP exists, let alone knowledgeable about the extensive work being done behind the scenes...
  • Foreclosures rising with debt, job losses

    06/13/2006 7:31:03 AM PDT · by Hydroshock · 58 replies · 1,256+ views ^ | 6-12-06 | BECKY YERAK
    Foreclosures rising with debt, job losses Adjustable rate mortgages surprise some homeowners By BECKY YERAK Chicago Tribune CHICAGO - Foreclosures on home mortgages are on the way up. Nationally, foreclosures are up 38 percent, higher than in any quarter of last year, property tracker RealtyTrac said. The numbers are even grimmer in the Midwest. Michigan and Ohio, battered by automotive-related job losses, together recorded 45,000 mortgages entering some stage of foreclosure in the first quarter. Those are increases of 91 percent and 39 percent, respectively, compared with last year's fourth quarter. There are many reasons for the growing number of...
  • (vanity) Two more irresistable entries for "Worst Album Art Ever"

    04/23/2006 6:13:43 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 1,142 replies · 12,966+ views
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