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  • Inside A Secret Government Warehouse Prepped For Health Catastrophes

    06/27/2016 6:05:23 AM PDT · by Drango · 40 replies
    NPR ^ | June 27, 2016 | NELL GREENFIELDBOYCE
    When Greg Burel tells people he's in charge of some secret government warehouses, he often gets asked if they're like the one at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, where the Ark of the Covenant gets packed away in a crate and hidden forever. "Well, no, not really," says Burel, director of a program called the Strategic National Stockpile at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Thousands of lives might someday depend on this stockpile, which holds all kinds of medical supplies that the officials would need in the wake of a terrorist attack with a chemical,...
  • Why Is JP Morgan Accumulating The Biggest Stockpile Of Physical Silver In History?

    04/28/2015 8:59:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    TEC ^ | 04/28/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Why in the world has JP Morgan accumulated more than 55 million ounces of physical silver? Since early 2012, JP Morgan’s stockpile has grown from less than 5 million ounces of physical silver to more than 55 million ounces of physical silver. Clearly, someone over at JP Morgan is convinced that physical silver is a great investment. But in recent times, the price of silver has actually fallen quite a bit. As I write this, it is sitting at the ridiculously low price of $15.66 an ounce. So up to this point, JP Morgan’s investment in silver has definitely not...
  • America's Nuclear Surrender

    05/04/2010 5:57:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,087+ views ^ | May 4, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Defense: The administration proudly reveals a state secret to our enemies before a U.N. conference on nuclear nonproliferation. It wants to lead by example on disarmament, but Iran and North Korea aren't following. Not since the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact that sought to outlaw war as an instrument of national policy has there been such a stunning display of dangerous naivete. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton disclosed U.S. nuclear secrets to the U.N. conference while proudly proclaiming it showed America is sending "a clear, unmistakable signal" that this nation is committed to nuclear disarmament. Kellogg-Briand laid the groundwork for Munich in...
  • Heres How the White House Is Justifying Trying to Ban Certain Ammo Without Congress

    03/02/2015 3:25:04 PM PST · by lbryce · 55 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 2, 2015 | Fred Lucas
    The White House on Monday defended the Obama administrations move to ban certain bullets used in a wildly popular rifle, a proposal that has stirred opposition from Second Amendment advocates and a prominent member of Congress. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is considering a ban on M855 ball ammunition, which pro-gun groups have said is among the most popular cartridge used for the AR-15 rifle and is frequently used for sporting purposes like hunting, because of its so-called armor-piercing capabilities. It would be fair to say, as we are looking at additional ways to protect our brave...
  • Japan plans to turn over plutonium, uranium to United States

    03/24/2014 11:12:03 PM PDT · by deks · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2014 | AP
    THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS Japan plans to turn over to the United States more than 700 pounds of weapons grade plutonium and a supply of highly-enriched uranium, a victory for President Barack Obama's efforts to secure nuclear materials around the world. Despite its international pledge not to possess excess stock of plutonium, Japan has large amounts of the weapons-grade material. The amount to be returned to the U.S. this time is a fraction of Japan's overall stockpile. Even though the majority of Japan's public favor nuclear phase-out, the government recently introduced a draft long-term energy policy proposing maintaining nuclear power as...
  • Well-Armed

    04/25/2013 10:23:30 AM PDT · by tentmaker · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 25, 2013 | Adam Kredo
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reserves the right to buy up to 750 million rounds of ammunition over the next five years and currently has two years worth of ammo on hand, or around 247 million rounds in its inventory, the departments top procurement official said Thursday during congressional testimony. DHS has already purchased around 41 million rounds of ammunition this year alone, Nick Nayak, DHSs chief procurement officer, said during an oversight hearing on Capitol Hill. Some $37 million in taxpayer dollars will be spent on the purchase of ammunition in the entirety of fiscal year 2013.
  • The Illegal Poem

    04/09/2013 9:48:21 AM PDT · by ClearBlueSky · 6 replies
    Crigslist Rants n Raves | 4/09/13 | ClearBlueSky
    AN ILLEGAL POEM By Illegal Immigrants (USA) Obama wants all the help he can get even if it's from Illegals of Any kind. What is this country coming to? JFK must be turning in his grave!! Obama is the total opposite. "It'll Never be fixed until you stop taking out more than your putting in!!! DUH!!! Just like a cookie jar. Start by SECURING OUR BORDERS!!! I cross river, Poor and broke, Take bus, See employment folk.
  • The 12 Most Important Food Items To Stockpile

    09/24/2012 4:51:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 75 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | September 24, 2012 | Peggy Layton
    Building a comprehensive food stockpile is a daunting task, to say the least. For that reason, I recommend you begin stocking your home grocery store with basic foods that will enable you to survive during a relatively short-term (two weeks to three months) emergency and then gradually expand your inventory to enable you to survive a long-term emergency (one year or longer) that includes a full array of food and non-food items necessary and tailored to your familys needs and likes. When considering what to store, keep in mind young children, babies, elderly family members and your pets. Keep special...
  • Venezuela bans private gun ownership

    06/01/2012 5:20:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 1 June, 2012 | Sarah Grainger
    Venezuela has brought a new gun law into effect which bans the commercial sale of firearms and ammunition. Until now, anyone with a gun permit could buy arms from a private company. Under the new law, only the army, police and certain groups like security companies will be able to buy arms from the state-owned weapons manufacturer and importer. The ban is the latest attempt by the government to improve security and cut crime ahead of elections in October Venezuela saw more than 18,000 murders last year and the capital, Caracas, is thought to be one of the most dangerous...
  • Churches May Be Forced to Rent Their Facilities to Gay Couples

    04/25/2012 10:37:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/25/2012 | Jeff Schapiro
    The city of Hutchinson, Kan., is mulling over a proposed law that would force some churches in the community, regardless of their religious convictions, to rent their church halls to gay couples for events. The proposal came about after the Kansas Equality Coalition encouraged the Hutchinson City Council to add gender identity and sexual orientation to the city's human relations code. The law would make it illegal for churches that rent their facilities to the public to prevent anyone from renting their facility based on sexual orientation or gender identity. "If a church has a parish hall that they rent...
  • The US Military Stocking Up On Anti-Radiation Pills In Preparation for Nuclear Fallout

    04/15/2012 12:16:10 PM PDT · by Razzz42 · 36 replies
    Signs of the Times ^ | April 15, 2012 |
    The US Military is currently seeking a large amount of potassium iodide, this according to a listing on the website by the Defense Logistics Agency. In the listing it is made clear that they want to be ready in the event of nuclear fallout which has lead many to speculate that this could be in response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster or perhaps in anticipation for an attack on an active Iranian nuclear facility. The DLA is apparently looking for upwards of 400,000 dollars worth of the thyroid protecting tablets at a time when many government officials have openly...
  • What's With All of the Executive Order's Flying Fast?

    03/18/2012 1:35:36 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 123 replies
    Wikisource ^ | 3/18/2012 Drudge and others are talking about the E.O. that was re-signed by Obama on Friday with the additional words "non-emergency" added to it as well. Dig a little mind you I am not jumping on the Alex Jones bandwagon just yet...but what's up with these other E.O.'s being signed days and weeks apart that actually link right along with what was re-signed and amended on Friday night? Executive Order 13600 Jump to: navigation, search ←Executive Order 13599 Executive Order 13600 by President of the United States Establishing the President's Global Development Council Executive Order 13601→ Signed by President...
  • Is The U.S. Government Stockpiling Food In Anticipation Of A Major Economic Crisis?

    09/26/2011 9:59:58 AM PDT · by Shalmaneser · 36 replies · 2+ views
    The Economic Collapse ^ | September 23rd, 2011 | ~~~
    Is the U.S. government stockpiling huge amounts of food and supplies in anticipation that something bad is about to happen? Is something about to cause a major economic crisis that will require large quantities of emergency food? For a while, I have been hearing things about the government storing food through the grapevine and I have not been sure what to think about those rumors. Well, today I received a phone call that blew me away. I debated for quite a while before I decided whether or not to share this information with you all. Normally I do not like...
  • Obama triangulates on gun control

    03/28/2011 9:49:05 AM PDT · by rhema · 28 replies
    WND ^ | 3/28/11 | Chuck Norris
    Loyal readers will recall that I warned last year of the perfect storm approaching on gun control. Now, with the Tucson tragedy as a stepping stone, and with eyes firmly focused on his re-election, the president has finally opened a campaign to appease his base on the polarizing issue of gun control. Let me completely disclose my position: I am a strong Second Amendment advocate. I believe in protecting our fundamental rights, including our Second Amendment rights, through the political process. To that end, I serve as honorary chairman of the "Trigger the Vote" voter registration campaign. That campaign is...
  • WI Dem Threatens Female Republican Rep. After Assembly Vote:You Are F***king Dead!

    02/28/2011 10:43:16 AM PST · by massmike · 167 replies
    Friday morning after the Assembly vote to approve Governor Scott Walkers budget repair bill Democrat State Rep. Gordon Hintz turned to Republican Rep. Michelle Litjens and said: You are F***king dead!
  • WI Dem Threatens Female Republican Rep. After Assembly Vote:You Are F***king Dead!

    02/28/2011 10:43:03 AM PST · by massmike · 26 replies
    Friday morning after the Assembly vote to approve Governor Scott Walkers budget repair bill Democrat State Rep. Gordon Hintz turned to Republican Rep. Michelle Litjens and said: You are F***king dead!
  • Farrakhan: Mideast uprisings will come to US

    02/27/2011 3:55:03 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 27, 2011
    ROSEMONT, Ill. Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan believes uprisings happening in the Middle East will come to the U.S. Farrakhan spoke Sunday at the Chicago-based movement's Saviours' Day convention.
  • Gay [pro-sodomy] protesters swarm Chicago cathedral, police do nothing

    02/26/2011 8:33:48 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 90 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Feb. 25, 2011 | Kathleen Gilbert
    CHICAGO - The city of Chicago ordered its police force not to enforce the law against a mob of homosexualist activists who disrupted Mass at the Holy Name Cathedral to protest anti-gay bigots who support the Churchs teaching on marriage. The Gay Liberation Network staged the rally on the eve of Valentines Day, shouting and chanting loudly as churchgoers entered to celebrate Sunday Mass.
  • Economic Collapse Preparedness: What to do? (End of USA preparedness)

    01/28/2011 9:45:11 PM PST · by Frantzie · 90 replies
    Surviving Argentina ^ | 1-26-2011 | Ferfel
    It was during that conversation with Ray a few days ago that he nailed me with that question. We had been talking for about an hour about how things went down here in Argentina, the similarities, inflation, how shopping carts keep getting more and more expensive, how crime affects your lifestyle. But what to do? The person now gets it, the person not only understands the wisdom in preparing for disasters large and small but comprehends that due to the current economic situation, life in general is going to change from now on, unemployment, inflation, loss of life quality in...
  • Dem planning bill that would outlaw threatening lawmakers

    01/09/2011 4:51:43 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 90 replies
    Dem planning bill that would outlaw threatening lawmakers By Peter Schroeder - 01/09/11 04:08 PM ET Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.) reportedly plans to introduce legislation that would make it a federal crime to use language or symbols that could be perceived as threatening or inciting violence against a federal official or member of Congress. Brady told CNN that he wants federal lawmakers and officials to have the same protections against threat currently provided to the president. His call comes one day after Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was shot, along with 19 other people, at a public event in Tucson. A...
  • White House dismisses health care repeal effort

    01/05/2011 11:11:31 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 5, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House is dismissing GOP plans to try to repeal the health care law as "symbolic" and "a bit of huff and puff." Press secretary Robert Gibbs made the comments at his press briefing Wednesday, the same day Republicans assumed the majority in the House.
  • IPCC Green Doctor Prescribes End to Democracy to Solve Global Warming

    01/05/2011 9:01:36 AM PST · by Signalman · 25 replies
    IceCap ^ | 1/5/2011 | hauntingthelibrary
    -snip- Professor David Shearman, MD, is Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Adelaide, and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Universitys Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences and Law School. Professor Shearman was an Assessor for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Third Assessment Report and the Fourth Assessment Report. (1) Shearman has penned several books on global warming, such as Climate Change as a Crisis in World Civilization: Why We Must Totally Transform How We Live and The Climate Change Challenge and the Failure of Democracy. His argument is that overpopulation and industrialization are causing an ecological disaster which...
  • Anti-gun Advocates In Senate Seek Rules Changes

    01/04/2011 5:08:18 PM PST · by FromLori · 20 replies
    GOA ^ | 1/3/11
    Make no mistake about it: Procedure is power. The reason we are not stuck with bans on semi-autos, gun shows and ammunition is because the U.S. Senate is structured so that whatever party is in the minority still retains procedural power to protect the rights of the citizenry against the "tyranny of the majority." But on January 5, 2011, at the beginning of the new Congress, Senate Democrats are hatching a plan to decimate long-standing Senate rules in order to remove those protections. The linchpin of the plan would be a ruling by Senate President Joe Biden that the Senate...
  • Obama ready to deploy executive powers against GOP Hill

    01/04/2011 6:41:32 AM PST · by yoe · 41 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 3, 2011 | Julie Mason
    President Obama challenged congressional Republicans to embrace the "shared responsibility" of governance even as the White House appears ready to use unilateral executive powers to battle Capitol Hill. With Republicans taking over the House and increasing their number in the Senate, Obama faces the possibility of having his agenda stalled with limited room to maneuver -- making for tough sledding in the two years leading up to his 2012 re-election bid. In response, Obama is expected to make more frequent use of executive orders, vetoes, signing statements and policy initiatives that originate within the federal agencies to maneuver around congressional...
  • US to boost weapons stockpile in Israel: report

    11/12/2010 8:34:30 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Defense Talk ^ | 11/12/2010 | Defense Talk
    The United States is to significantly increase the amount of military equipment held in Israel as part of a move to upgrade security ties between the two allies, press reports said Thursday. The move, which will see an extra 400-million-dollars worth of smart bombs and other precision weaponry and equipment moved to Israel over the next two years, was approved last week by the US Congress, the Israeli correspondent of Defense News reported. The upgrade will see the value of US military equipment stockpiled in Israel rise to one billion dollars in 2011, with another 200 million to be added...
  • School Trip to Moderate Mosque: Inside Video Captures Kids Bowing to Allah

    09/16/2010 12:04:31 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 46 replies
    Peace and tolerance ^ | September 16, 2010 | Charles Jacobs
    Americans for Peace and Tolerance has released a video showing 6th graders from Wellesley, MA as they rise from prostrating themselves alongside Muslim men in a prayer to Allah while on a public school field trip to the largest mosque in the Northeast. Teachers did not intervene. Parents have not been told. The video was taken inside the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center Bostons controversial Saudi-funded mega-mosque during a Wellesley Middle School social studies trip to the mosque, ostensibly taken to learn about the history of Islam first-hand. Yet the video reveals that the students are being...
  • Obama's backdoor gun ban: Government is blocking sale of historic weapons

    09/04/2010 10:00:59 AM PDT · by JohnRLott · 31 replies · 3+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, September 3, 2010 | Editorial
    President Obama is afraid of the M1 Garand, the U.S. rifle that helped win World War II, defeating Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Administration officials earlier this year moved to block the government of South Korea from selling vintage U.S.-made M1 Garands and M1 carbines to eager stateside collectors. The State Department confirmed to The Washington Times that it was considering "alternative options" to deal with the classic rifles. During the Clinton administration, such code words meant melting them down. The government in Seoul was told that this step was being taken for the protection of Americans. "The U.S. insisted...
  • NSSF Discusses Threat to Traditional Ammunition

    08/27/2010 12:18:26 PM PDT · by nametrader · 7 replies
    NSSF Video discussing the EPA attempt to ban all lead ammunition.
  • EPA Considering (planning) Ban on All Traditional (lead) Ammunition

    08/25/2010 10:46:49 AM PDT · by pabianice · 80 replies
    NSSF ^ | 8/25/10
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  • Shocking Video: Disgruntled Liberal Punches Tea Party Protestor

    06/10/2010 12:28:52 PM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 58 replies · 2,445+ views
    Human Events ^ | 6/10/10 | Michelle Oddis
    Outside of Rep. Mel Watts office (D-NC) in Greensboro, North Carolina this week a disgruntled liberal attacked a group of local Tea Party protestors peacefully chanting no more bailouts.Dont touch my property again, and dont push me again the cameraman said calmly.Then get the f*** out, said the aggressor, a black man in his 50s, before he punched the cameraman in the face.The unidentified man, who earlier blamed George W. Bush for the mess we are in, was later asked on camera to wait for the police after the attack. If you f*** around you are going to get hurt,...
  • UPDATE: Mother of Beaten Jindal Staffer Breaks Silence to Fox News

    04/17/2010 7:11:16 AM PDT · by libstripper · 43 replies · 1,819+ views
    Homan Events ^ | April 16, 2010 | Connie Hair
    UPDATE: 4:00 P.M. Click here for the Fox News segment from this afternoon. Fox News Megyn Kelly has finally broken the wall of silence on major news coverage of the brutal beating of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindals top fundraising staffer. A full transcript follows below. Della Burning, mother of Jindal staffer Allee Bautsch, confirmed that her daughter had been savagely beaten. She refused to discuss whether or not politics were involved (although at one point in the interview she did say the report was accurate when New Orleans Police Information Officer said slurs hurled at her daughter during the attack...
  • Church Fights Back After Arizona Town Bans Home Bible Study

    03/15/2010 8:36:39 PM PDT · by Merlinator · 26 replies · 1,353+ views
    Fox ^ | march 15 2010 | Associated Press
    GILBERT, Ariz. The national Alliance Defense Fund says a town code that bars religious assemblies in private homes in the Arizona community of Gilbert is unconstitutional....
  • 'Iran aims to stockpile uranium'

    02/09/2010 12:56:52 AM PST · by myknowledge · 7 replies · 293+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | February 9, 2010 | Yaaakov Katz
    Iran will make the political decision to enrich uranium to military-grade levels once it has accumulated enough fissionable material for a small arsenal of three to four nuclear devices, according to latest intelligence assessments. Iran, according to the recent International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report, has already accumulated 1.8 tons of uranium enriched to four percent. Iran has announced plans to begin enriching uranium to 20% levels for use as fuel in a research reactor it has in Teheran, which is expected to exhaust its present stock within the year. Although material for the fissile core of a nuclear warhead...
  • Friedman: You know whats kind of cool? Dictatorship!

    09/09/2009 12:51:06 PM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 49 replies · 2,223+ views
    Hot Air ^ | September 9, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    One normally expects to see paeans to one-party rule and dictatorships in fringe publications sponsored by International ANSWER or World Cant Wait. Usually, the New York Times offers those sentiments in more subtle terms than it does in todays Thomas Friedman column. Friedman extols the Chinese form of government while deriding the fact that political opposition keeps Obama from imposing the policies Friedman likes:
  • Imperial Judiciary Goes Global

    04/03/2009 12:09:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 737+ views
    National Review Online ^ | April 03, 2009 | The Editors
    April 03, 2009, 2:00 p.m. Imperial Judiciary Goes GlobalBy the Editors In 2004, the Supreme Court sowed the seeds for a national-security upheaval when it ruled, in Rasul v. Bush, that war prisoners held outside the United States had a right to challenge their detentions in federal court. Last year, in Boumediene v. Bush, the justices continued the seismic shift, holding that the right they had invented in Rasul — a right extended to aliens whose only connection to the United States is in waging war against it — was somehow rooted in our Constitution. Thursday, the inevitable earthquake...
  • China govt oil reserve full - shipper

    03/10/2009 12:49:44 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 6 replies · 544+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/9/09 | Staff
    China has filled all four of its state-owned emergency oil reserve tanks to the brim and should now invest in oil tankers to add more to inventories while oil prices are low, a senior industry executive said on Monday in a rare acknowledgement of Beijing's secretive oil inventories. Coupled with data last week showing a one-third rise in commercial crude oil stockpiles last year, the admission suggests that a large share of of China's oil import growth last year was pumped directly into storage, and could be relied upon quickly to soften any demand recovery or if prices should rise....
  • Some of the Strongest Gun Controls Close to Being Law

    02/26/2009 6:33:13 AM PST · by wrrock · 77 replies · 2,202+ views ^ | 02/26/09 | ButAsForMe
    I think closing the gun show loophole, the banning of cop-killer bullets and I also think that making the assault weapons ban permanent, would be something that would be permitted under Heller, Holder said, referring to the Supreme Court ruling in Washington, D.C. v. Heller, which asserted the Second Amendment as an individuals right to own a weapon.
  • Obama To Seek Weapons Ban (And violate your 2nd Amendment Right)

    02/26/2009 6:30:49 AM PST · by ArmyBratproud · 40 replies · 2,023+ views
    ABC News ^ | 2/26/09
    The Obama administration will seek to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 during the Bush administration, Attorney General Eric Holder said today. "As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons," Holder told reporters.
  • Ammunition Accountability Legislation

    02/25/2009 2:11:18 PM PST · by dvan · 119 replies · 3,899+ views
    Nobody can sell any ammunition after June 30, 2009 It has already started.... Ammunition Accountability Legislation Remember how Obama said that he wasn't going to take your guns? Well, it seems that his allies in the anti-gun world have no problem with taking your ammo! The bill 20 that is being pushed in 18 states (including Illinois and Indiana ) requires all ammunition to be encoded by the manufacture a data base of all ammunition sales. So they will know how much you buy and what calibers. Nobody can sell any ammunition after June 30, 2009 unless the ammunition is...
  • Judge Overturns Death Sentence for Kentucky Honor Student's Murder

    02/24/2009 5:29:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies · 1,168+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, February 24, 2009
    A western Kentucky man convicted of raping and murdering an honor student had his death sentence overturned by a federal judge who said Tuesday that justice demands a new hearing even though there's no doubt about the brutality of the crime. U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell sent 34-year-old Robert Keith Woodall's case back to state court for re-sentencing. Russell found that the state judge improperly instructed the jury before sentencing and denied Woodall a chance to object to a black juror being dismissed. "The crimes Woodall admitted to committing are revolting and despicable," Russell wrote in a 92-page ruling....
  • Oil players stockpile cheap crude on tankers

    01/31/2009 8:13:40 AM PST · by thackney · 85 replies · 1,082+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 30, 2009, 11:11PM | LYNN COOK
    Oil demand has plummeted along with home prices and stock market indexes, but discerning where energy demand could go in 2009 isnt easy. Thats why, as oil markets attempt to calibrate in the face of this recession, some traders, refiners, big oil companies and other interests have been buying cheap oil in recent weeks and squirreling it away in storage tanks and ships with plans to unload it months from now when prices are higher. Its difficult to quantify exactly how much oil is being stored in ships, but Frontline LTD, which runs one of the largest crude supertanker fleets,...
  • Speak no evil? Why tightening up on anti-Obama speech is a bad idea

    01/20/2009 12:20:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies · 977+ views
    The Boston Phoenix ^ | January 14, 2009 | ADAM REILLY
    Anthony Lewis's free-speech credentials are impeccable: among other things, the former New York Times columnist is James Madison Visiting Professor of First Amendment Issues at Columbia University's journalism school; was fted by the National Coalition Against Censorship this past fall; and chronicles the First Amendment's history in his most recent book, Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment (Basic Books). Recently, though, Lewis has been reassessing the legal standard for how far threatening speech should be allowed to go. The key precedent here is 1969's Brandenburg v. Ohio, in which the Supreme Court ruled...
  • Obama spells 'persecution,' warns Focus on the Family

    10/23/2008 7:23:33 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 279 replies · 4,218+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 10/22/08 | Art Moore
    What would America look like after four years of an Obama administration? "Hardship," "persecution" and "suffering" are among the prospects in a hypothetical letter from a "Christian from 2012" released today by evangelical leader James Dobson's political activist group Focus on the Family Action. Titled "Letter from 2012 in Obamas America," the piece clearly targets the many evangelical Christians seeking "change," particularly the young, who could tip the election in favor of the Illinois Democrat . At the end of the letter, the fictional Christian laments that these people "simply did not realize Obama's far-left agenda would take away many...
  • No, Barack, Medical Care is Not a 'Right'

    10/09/2008 7:40:49 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 31 replies · 742+ views ^ | 10/08/2008 | Dr. Lee Hieb
    No, Barack, Medical Care is Not a 'Right'by Dr. Lee Hieb (more by this author) Posted 10/08/2008 ET Updated 10/08/2008 ET At last nights presidential debate, Barack Obama led the charge for government run health care by declaring in no uncertain terms that health care is a right. I suppose he thinks Tom and the boys accidentally left that one out of the Constitution. Or maybe it is an extension (in his mind) of the right to life. But lets think about this a minute. When our American form of government was created to form a more perfect union by...
  • District definition: Racists are 'whites'

    11/18/2007 4:26:43 AM PST · by Man50D · 32 replies · 202+ views ^ | November 18, 2007
    The Seattle School District has backtracked on a statement that racists are "whites" after "numerous concerns" were expressed over the description, according to the district's website. A cached webpage of the Seattle District's page regarding "Equity & Race," had defined racism as: "The systematic subordination of members of targeted racial groups who have relatively little social power in the United States (Blacks, Latino/as, Native Americans, and Asians), by the members of the agent racial group who have relatively more social power (Whites). The subordination is supported by the actions of individuals, cultural norms and values, and the institutional structures and...
  • The Liberal Attack on Freedom of Speech

    05/27/2007 4:14:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,325+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 27, 2007 | Robert Knight
    It’s been 43 years since student protester Mario Savi ignited the “free speech movement” at Berkeley with his famous address urging students “to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus -- and you’ve got to make it stop!” Today, liberals are still trying to stop “the machine,” but they’re not aiming at the government or university officials. The “machine” they are trying to stop is public opinion that disagrees with theirs. The American left has adopted a totalitarian mindset; they’re actively working to stamp out dissent. Did you know that...
  • AIM: Congressional Liberals Bare Plan to Muzzle Conservative Speech

    01/15/2007 5:32:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 112 replies · 3,959+ views
    U.S. Newswire on Yahoo ^ | 1/15/07 | AIM
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than two weeks after Democrats took control of both houses of Congress, Accuracy in Media has exposed a plan by congressional liberals to use the federal government to silence conservative voices in the media. Reporting from a so-called National Conference on Media Reform, organized by "progressive" activists, AIM editor Cliff Kincaid has revealed, in an exclusive report now available on the AIM web site (, that liberals in the House and Senate intend to push legislation giving the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) the authority to monitor and restrict what conservatives in the media say...
  • Shift in Harvard Curriculum Reflects Larger Trend Toward Global Law

    10/25/2006 12:17:43 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 27 replies · 741+ views
    The National Law Journal ^ | 10-24-2006 Harvard Law School's | Leigh Jones
    Shift in Harvard Curriculum Reflects Larger Trend Toward Global Law Leigh Jones The National Law Journal 10-24-2006 Harvard Law School's recent announcement that it is making the most sweeping changes to its first-year curriculum in 100 years heralded a major shift in legal education, including a new emphasis on global law. But some of its competitors say that they already have revamped their programs in similar ways. Harvard will begin requiring first-year students to take three new courses, including a class on legislation and regulation, another covering global legal systems and a third focusing on problems and theories. The school's...
  • $50M donated to create stockpile for uranium fuel

    09/19/2006 5:57:30 PM PDT · by jdm · 12 replies · 338+ views
    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, CNN creator Ted Turner and former Sen. Sam Nunn pledged $50 million to the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog agency Tuesday to create a uranium stockpile. The aim is to discourage countries from developing their own nuclear programs. The reserve would ensure supplies of low-grade fuel for nuclear power plants around the world. One example of a program they hope to discourage is in Iran, which critics fear is ultimately aimed at developing weapons. The Washington-based Nuclear Threat Initiative is hoping its financial pledge to the International Atomic Energy Agency will prod governments into action on creating the...
  • Iraqi Soldiers Stockpile Medical Logistics Skills

    06/08/2006 5:22:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 262+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Rick Brown
    Iraqi Soldiers Stockpile Medical Logistics Skills Coalition advisors work to overcome the mindset of some Iraqi soldiers, who remember procedures under the old regime. By U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Rick Brown Multi-National Security Transition Command—Iraq TAJI, Iraq, June 8, 2006 — One of the biggest hurdles facing the Iraqi army is its requirement to logistically support itself. The Iraqi Army Services and Support Institute at Taji Military Training Base has acknowledged this need and, on May 25, finished another training cycle with the graduation of 22 Iraqi soldiers from the institute's Medical Logistics Course.The three-week module was designed...