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  • Iran Warns Of "World War, The Destruction Of Israel", If Trump Tears Up Nuclear Pact

    12/12/2016 3:05:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/12/2016
    Ten days ago, we reported that as a result of Obama's vow to extend the Iran Sanctions Act for another 10 years, Iran threatened to retaliate, saying it violated last year's deal with six major powers that curbed its nuclear program. While US officials said the ISA's renewal would not infringe on Obama's landmark nuclear agreement (which may or may not be voided by Trump), and under which Iran agreed to limit its sensitive atomic activity in return for the lifting of international financial sanctions that harmed its oil-based economy, senior Iranian officials took odds with that view. Iran's...
  • Why the 2016 Election Proves America Needs the Electoral College

    11/15/2016 4:27:08 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 14, 2016 | Jarrett Stepman
    In the last week since Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in a stunning electoral blowout, there have been calls from many on the left to abolish America’s unique presidential election system.It still hasn’t been settled whether Trump or Clinton won the popular vote, but many Democrats are upset about the possibility that their candidate may have won more total votes, yet lost the election.Progressives are taking aim at the Electoral College and want to replace it with a national popular vote. This would both remove the indirect mediation of the electors’ votes, and more damagingly, eliminate the power of states...
  • Communist Party of China Embraces Virtues of Religion in Diplomacy

    05/04/2015 8:28:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Global Times ^ | 2015-5-4 | Chen Lijun
    Even though the Communist Party of China is officially atheist, and the central government was once wary of religion, subtle signs and increasing activities show there is a changing attitude towards religion in order to unite China and its neighbors. In March last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping stood in the offices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, and extolled the profound impact Buddhism has had on China. "Buddhism originated in ancient India," said Xi, the leader of the officially atheist Communist Party of China. "After it was introduced into China, the religion went...
  • Three Words Explain Obamas Visit To Saudi Arabia: Stability Is King, Now More Than Ever

    01/27/2015 2:50:52 PM PST · by alexmark1917 · 6 replies
    INVESTMENT WATCH BLOG ^ | Worker Ant #11
    Three Words Explain Obamas Visit To Saudi Arabia: Stability Is King Almost 70 years ago, a fading President Franklin Roosevelt, returning from Yalta, held a historic meeting on board a U.S. destroyer with King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama met with King Salman, one of Abdul Aziz Ibn Sauds sons. Much has changed in the U.S.-Saudi relationship. But the elements that drove FDR and all of his successors to maintain and strengthen those tiesoil and regional stabilityare still in place. The United States and Saudi Arabia never shared common values. The arrest and...
  • Egypt trying to reposition itself as bastion of stability

    09/12/2014 7:08:40 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Ahram ^ | Thursday 11 Sep 2014 | Dina Ezzat
    Next week, when President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi arrives in New York at the head of the Egyptian delegation to the UN General Assembly he will likely seek to put an end to questions of his legitimacy as head of state. He will also, according to the same diplomatic argument, be ending the diplomatic isolation that some countries the reference is always made to Qatar and Turkey have tried to impose on Egypt. This said, Cairo officials, including the head of the state himself, are aware that when all is said and done, the return of Egypt, as would be...
  • A Battle Won but the War Continues to Defund Obamacare

    09/14/2013 8:08:58 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 9-14-13 | David Bossie
    This week, thanks to a groundswell of opposition from conservative activists, the House Republican leadership decided to delay voting on their continuing resolution. Leadership would never admit it, but they canceled Thursdays scheduled vote because they did not have enough support from Republican members. Using tactics that only Washington insiders could dream of, House leadership attempted a questionable parliamentary scheme which is known as "deem and pass." The goal was to give Republicans a chance to say they voted to defund Obamacare while simultaneously passing a bill out of the House that funds it. If that sounds confusing, thats because...
  • Sen. Kerry Urges Mubarak to Step Aside

    02/01/2011 8:27:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    WSJ ^ | 2/1/11 | Patrick O'Connor
    Sen. John Kerry, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, called Tuesday for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down to usher in a new government. In a New York Times op-ed Tuesday, the Massachusetts Democrat appealed to Mr. Mubaraks sense of nationalism, saying the Egyptian president must accept that the stability of his country hinges on his willingness to step aside gracefully to make way for a new political structure.
  • Germany Accuses US of Indirectly Manipulating Dollar ( Financial Stability Board)

    10/23/2010 2:40:31 PM PDT · by goldendays · 18 replies · 3+ views
    cnbc.com ^ | 10/23/2010 | Reuters
    Germany Accuses US of Indirectly Manipulating Dollar By: Reuters German Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle on Saturday took issue with what he called a U.S. policy of increasing liquidity, saying it indirectly manipulated exchange rates. The U.S. Federal Reserve is widely expected to embark on a fresh round of asset purchases to prop up the economy. AP "There was criticism of the American policy of monetary easing, or creating more liquidity," Bruederle said after a meeting in South Korea of finance officials from the Group of 20 economic powers. "I tried to make clear in my contribution to the discussion that...
  • Without Stable Money, There Can Be No Trust (Why we need to return to the Gold Standard)

    07/22/2010 10:18:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies · 2+ views
    Forbes ^ | 07/22/2010 | John Tamny
    Imagine being contacted by a real estate agent about a 5,000-square-foot house, only to show up and find a home half the size. Off the bat, the prospective purchaser would have very little trust. Of course the above scenario is purely hypothetical given that a foot is a foot. Since its definition is unchanging, 5,000 square feet means the same today as it did 20 years ago. Whatever the level of trust home buyers have in their real estate agents, square footage will never be a factor; that is, unless the length of the foot is allowed to "float," and...
  • Government Transition Proves Iraqi Stability

    06/11/2010 10:10:38 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 124+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 11, 2010 Troops and equipment continue to leave Iraq as the drawdown deadline approaches, and in their place, the Iraqi people are stepping up to take control of their country, a spokesman with U.S. Forces Iraq said. Army Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza spoke yesterday with bloggers on a DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable about the progress made not only by Iraqi security forces, but by the nation as a whole over the past year. On June 1, two important milestones occurred in Iraq, providing symbolic and substantive examples of the country and its security forces growth, Lanza said....
  • Support Abortion, We Demand Washngton DC's Aborts the $1.2 Quadrillion Derivatives Market

    06/09/2010 2:03:53 PM PDT · by STD · 6 replies · 51+ views
    Daily Finance ^ | 06/09/2010 | Peter Cohan
    Dear FReepers, Oathkeepers, Tea Partiers, Lurkers and Govenment Shills, How in the world did we allow unelected bankers the right to shoot craps with the economic fortunes of our children and the future of the world. Goldman Sachs has been playing master Loan Shark to reckless governmental leaders around the globe. It's long past time we demand that these hustler's at Goldman Sachs eat their losses! Make them take 'ownership' of this house of cards they have erected upon shifting sands. From today forward their loans and deriviatives are their financial, moral and legal reponsibilty! Mr Blankfien can make everyone...
  • The Status Report: Obama and Global Financial Stability Global Finance

    04/29/2010 8:37:23 AM PDT · by day21221 · 4 replies · 232+ views
    brookings.edu ^ | January 14, 2010 | brookings.edu
    The Status Report: Obama and Global Financial Stability Global Finance, Global Financial Crisis, Global Governance, G-20 Summit, U.S. Economic Growth Kemal Derviş, Vice President and Director, Global Economy and Development Eswar Prasad, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development The Brookings Institution Save Print E-mail Share DeliciousDiggDiigoFacebookGoogle LinkedInLiveNewsvineStumbleUponYahoo January 14, 2010 — One year ago, Brookings experts wrote a series of 12 memos to the incoming president on the most pressing policy issues facing the country. Now they assess the administration's progress on those issues in The Status Report, a daily series of commentary with video to be featured in POLITICO's...
  • 1 in 8 U.S. homeowners late paying or in foreclosure

    05/28/2009 8:04:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies · 1,522+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 28, 2009 | By Lynn Adler
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - One of eight U.S. households with a mortgage ended the first quarter late on loan payments or in the foreclosure process in a crisis that will persist for at least another year until unemployment peaks, the Mortgage Bankers Association said on Thursday. "We clearly haven't hit the top yet in terms of delinquencies or the bottom of the housing market," Jay Brinkmann, the association's chief economist, said in an interview.
  • Iraqi Army Marches Through Maysan

    03/21/2009 9:18:02 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 425+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | 1st Lt. Jason Frisco, USA
    American and Iraqi troops interact with villagers near Forward Operating Base Hunter, March 7. The village leader offered hot sweet tea, bread and bottled water to the hard-working troops. Photo by 1st Lt. Jason Frisco, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs. FOB HUNTER — Nearly 500 Iraqi Soldiers recently traveled approximately 20 miles to reinforce that the Iraqi Army (IA) is capable of ensuring security and providing stability here. The 3rd Battalion, 41st Iraqi Army Brigade Soldiers joined their American counterparts from the 1st Cavalry Division for ‘Operation Thesinger,’ March 7.“I’m always excited to work with the Americans,” said Lt. Nubrass...
  • Youth Center Projects Bring Unity, Stability to Baghdad Neighborhoods

    03/20/2009 6:18:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 189+ views
    BAGHDAD Changing the attitude and the politics of any country must begin with the young people, said Inez Bergerson, project engineer here with the Gulf Region Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Bergerson, who is overseeing two youth center projects in Baghdad, said constructing recreational facilities builds inspiration and pride for a neighborhood. These buildings really help to alter the welfare of the entire community, Bergerson said. This kind of service through action to help children can be so powerful that it inspires us to complement all our achievements with a spirit of compassion that touches the whole...
  • U.S. Projects in Afghanistan Support Security, Stability Efforts

    03/20/2009 4:42:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 189+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 20, 2009 Myriad construction programs under way in Afghanistan are helping to improve security and provide a better future for the people of that war-torn country, the chief of the U.S. military engineering effort there said here today. Those construction projects play a role in the counterterrorism strategy in Afghanistan, as new roads, bridges, buildings and other facilities assist security efforts as well as economic and governmental development, Army Col. Thomas E. ODonovan, commander of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District, told reporters during a Pentagon news conference. Roads and other infrastructure are absolutely underpinnings...
  • U.S.-Ukrainian Militaries Work to Bring Regional Peace, Stability

    12/21/2008 2:18:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 176+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2008 American and Ukrainian defense leaders are working together to assist Ukraine in its quest to develop modern, democratically managed armed forces, a senior U.S. military officer said here yesterday. The two-day U.S.-Ukraine Bilateral Defense Consultations played a large role in that endeavor, said Army Lt. Col. Gary D. Espinas, who works in international security affairs in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy. The annual U.S.-Ukraine meetings constitute a high-level forum, Espinas said, in which senior officials from both countries can discuss key aspects of their defense relationship. Michael Coulter, principal deputy...
  • Everlasting to Everlasting [Devotional]

    11/17/2008 4:05:49 AM PST · by tenger · 2 replies · 193+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | November 17, 2008 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. Psalm 90:1 Have you ever wondered if the God who created the universe is capable? I know, it sounds like a foolish question. I ask this because I think that we often treat Him as if He were a if you can God versus a I know you can God. We doubt God. We think that with a billion Christians praying at one time, whats the likelihood that He...
  • Industrial Zone Program Sparks Economic Stability for Dhi Qar Businesses

    10/22/2008 10:50:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 258+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Pfc. Terence Ewings, USA
    COB ADDER Partnering with Iraqi security forces to improve conditions and help protect local citizens means more than just securing the neighboring provinces to the Soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. Part of the combat teams mission includes aiding the local citizens in improving their economic conditions as well. Iraqi businessmen in Dhi Qar met with U.S. Soldiers and the provincial reconstruction team at an Iraqi-based Industrial Zone program meeting, designed to promote small business development within the security of the base, Oct. 13. The program provides a means to directly impact the economy in...
  • Provincial Reconstruction Team Aids Peace, Stability

    10/08/2008 5:33:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 137+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Lt. Col. Leslie Pratt, USAF
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan , Oct. 8, 2008 The men and women of the provincial reconstruction team in Afghanistans Farah province work with local residents to make life better in one of the countrys most austere regions. Army 1st Lt. Edward Dudick, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, provides overwatch protection in the village of Khormelq during a meeting between village elders and Gov. Azadi Roohul Amin in Afghanistans Farah province. U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Leslie Pratt, American Forces Network Afghanistan(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Farah is no stranger to the destructive ravages of war. After...