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  • Texas captain goofs on coin toss, UCLA receives ball to start both halves(Coached by amateur)

    09/14/2014 4:55:24 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 9 replies
    yeahoo ^ | 9/13/14 | s cooper
    The coin toss for a college football game is a fairly simple thing. A captain from the visiting team calls heads or tails and ordinarily, if he wins the toss, he gets to choose whether his team will receive the kickoff to start the game or he can defer that choice to the second half. Apparently one of Texas’ team captains had trouble understanding this against UCLA on Saturday. The Bruins won the toss and elected to defer their choice to the second half. At that juncture, Texas was given the opportunity to choose whether to receive the opening kickoff...
  • Extortion 17! Mother of slain SEAL on Biden: “He should be in prison for high crimes and treason.”

    07/29/2013 4:34:03 PM PDT · by Man_Wolf64 · 43 replies
    The D.C. Clothesline ^ | 7/28/13 | Chad Miller
    Perhaps folks are just becoming burnt out & suffering from scandal fatigue. God knows if these scandals were oil, Obama would be a pipeline of inexhaustible energy. Like the multi-headed Lernaean Hydra confronted by Hercules during his 12 labors, it seems for every scandal Obama manufactures that we try to deal with, 2 more scandals pop up to add to the pile. It’s unbelievable.
  • Strong Pakistani Earthquake Creates New Island Off Country's Coast

    09/24/2013 11:22:21 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 22 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 09/24/2013 | Tyler Durden
    As reported earlier, Pakistan and India were both shaken by a strong 7.8 magnitude earthquake with numerous aftershocks. While the damage and the casualties from the quake are not fully known yet although according to Raza news agency the latest death toll is at 45, one quite stunning development has emerged, quite literally, out of the sea. As Pakistani's The News reports, an entire island emerged off the country's Gwadar coast in the aftermath of the quake. "According to DIG Gwadar Moazzam Jah, the island's altitude is 20 to 40 feet and width around 100 feet. Talking to Geo news,...
  • President Obama: Climate change plan is balanced and achievable (article written by BHO)

    06/29/2013 9:30:32 AM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    The cost of inaction is too high. On Tuesday, I unveiled a new national plan to confront climate change. It's a plan that will reduce carbon pollution to prevent the worst effects of climate change, prepare our country for the effects we can't stop, and lead the world in combating the growing threat of a changing climate. ... This plan will cut the dangerous carbon pollution that contributes to climate change. ... We will be judged as a people, as a society, and as a country by where we go from here. The plan I put forward to reduce carbon...
  • China’s Great Uprooting: Moving 250 Million Into Cities

    06/20/2013 7:47:18 AM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies
    NYtimes ^ | June 15, 2013 | Ian Johnson
    BEIJING —China is pushing ahead with a sweeping plan to move 250 million rural residents into newly constructed towns and cities over the next dozen years —a transformative event that could set off a new wave of growth or saddle the country with problems for generations to come. The government,often by fiat,is replacing small rural homes with high-rises,paving over vast swaths of farmland and drastically altering the lives of rural dwellers. So large is the scale that the number of brand-new Chinese city dwellers will approach the total urban population of the United States —in a country already bursting with...
  • A Not-So Shocking Study Finds If You're A Strong Guy You're More Like To Vote A Certain Way...

    05/16/2013 12:33:42 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-16-13 | The Looking Spoon
    True story, see more about it here.
  • Michelle Obama: ‘I’m Strong, Smart and Bold’

    04/24/2012 3:42:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 83 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/24/12 | Devin Dwyer
    First Lady Michelle Obama was in Omaha, Neb., today for an address to women and girls, aimed at boosting their confidence as advocates for themselves. She also appealed for campaign cash at a fundraiser hosted by Warren Buffet in Omaha, which could be key to President Obama’s re-election. (Snip) Mrs. Obama delivered the keynote speech at an annual luncheon for Girls Inc., a nonprofit advocacy group for which she is an honorary board chair, exhorting the women not to “be afraid to dream big.” “You have to see yourself in a place. You have to be able to see yourself
  • Stronger Men Tend To Be Conservative

    04/12/2012 4:42:09 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-12-12 | The Looking Spoon
    The UK Telegraph recently did a story titled "Strong men more likely to vote Conservative". Is anyone surprised by that connection?
  • Gecko Feet Inspire Amazing Glue That Can Hold 700 Pounds On Smooth Wall

    02/17/2012 11:26:05 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 2/16/12
    ScienceDaily (Feb. 16, 2012) — For years, biologists have been amazed by the power of gecko feet, which let these 5-ounce lizards produce an adhesive force roughly equivalent to carrying nine pounds up a wall without slipping. Now, a team of polymer scientists and a biologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered exactly how the gecko does it, leading them to invent "Geckskin," a device that can hold 700 pounds on a smooth wall. Doctoral candidate Michael Bartlett in Alfred Crosby's polymer science and engineering lab at UMass Amherst is the lead author of their article describing the...
  • A strong defense is a Constitutional DUTY

    01/31/2012 1:30:01 AM PST · by ZiggyMazurak · 4 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 8th, 2011 | Zbigniew Mazurak
    Despite libertarians' and liberals' pathetic attempt to cast their weak-defense-plus-isolationism policies as "conservatism" by calling themselves "paleoconservatives" (take for example Murray Rothbard), the fact is that they didn't found the conservative movemenet and were never conservatives; they are and always have been libertarians, period. They were shunned by the fathers of the conservative movement, and, consequently, some of them, like Felix Morley, quit Human Events.
  • HBO On Defense: Writer Danny Strong Claims No Agenda Behind Palin Film

    01/14/2012 11:39:57 PM PST · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | January 14, 2012 | by John Nolte
    HBO is one of the most liberal entertainment outlets ever conceived, but at the very least you had to respect them for not trying to hide that agenda. So why go all spineless now? Part of HBO’s absurd, intelligence-insulting denial is simply disingenuous. The network’s “agenda” took a pretty big hit when Governor Palin chose not to run in 2012, but the timing of this docu-drama, which is based on a political book written my John Heilamann and Mark Halperin, was always obvious: Drop this bomb in the heat of the GOP primary.
  • New York high-rise residents warned of extra-strong winds

    08/27/2011 9:36:42 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | August 27, 2011
    The National Hurricane Center warned that wind hitting upper floors will be stronger than those in most storms during Irene. New York (CNN) -- The National Hurricane Center on Saturday warned residents of tall structures in the path of Hurricane Irene that the wind hitting upper floors will be stronger than those in most storms. "As Irene moves through areas with high-rise structures, these structures will experience winds significantly stronger than indicated by the advisory intensity," forecasters said. "Winds at the 30-story level will likely be 20% higher than at the surface. And winds 80-100 stories up could be about...
  • Herman Cain blasts Obama: He's not a strong 'Black Man.'

    06/30/2011 2:11:08 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 66 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 06/30/2011 | Billy Hallowell
    When GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain sat down with The New York Times, he made his opinions about President Barack Obama known (and painfully so). The interview, published earlier today, tackled Cain’s partisan allegiances, the Tea Party, his reasons for becoming a Republican, and his opinions surrounding the president’s background, among others issues.
  • New treaty aims to protect millions of domestic workers

    06/17/2011 3:58:29 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 3 replies
    France 24 ^ | 17 JUNE 2011 | Joseph Bamat
    The International Labour Organisation has overwhelmingly backed a new convention to protect domestic workers as governments try to establish a universal standard to protect as many as 100 million people worldwide. Member countries of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Thursday voted overwhelmingly in favour of a landmark treaty to protect the rights of domestic workers worldwide. Advocates of the new convention say a universal standard is needed to address the situation of workers that have long remained among the most exploited and abused.
  • BREAKING NEWS! The abdication of the West — the sting at Cancun ( Global Warming?????)

    12/09/2010 12:20:16 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 105 replies
    JoNova ^ | December 9th, 2010 | joanne
    The power hungry tyrants learnt from Copenhagen. They realized that they have a far better chance of success by underselling the expectations and sliding in long impenetrable documents in front of underling bureaucrats. Due to the importance of this I have reproduced Christopher Monckton’s words in full as reported at SPPI (see below). The UN wants nothing less than 1.5% of our GDP. That’s $212 billion from the USA every year ($2700 per family of 4). That’s $32 billion from the UK every year ($2000 per family of 4).That’s $13 billion from Australia every year ($2400 per family of...
  • Strong Orthodox Opposition to Palestinian State

    11/25/2010 11:24:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    inn ^ | 11/25/10 | Hillel Fendel
    Orthodox Jewry in the United States is "fairly solid" in its opposition to a PLO state in the heartland of Israel - though a slight crack has been noted. For instance, the National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) has urged American political leaders to reconsider its "two-state solution" policy. The NCYI also initiated a grass roots effort aimed at “enlightening” U.S. leaders regarding the dangers of pushing for an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel. In late 2007, when the future of the Jerusalem appeared to be on the table at the Annapolis talks, a broad coalition of Orthodox organizations wrote...
  • The NGO Army of George Soros & Maurice Strong

    11/11/2010 10:08:34 AM PST · by maggief · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 11, 2010 | Judi McLeod
    “Be Prepared” must be the two most commonsense words known to humanity. And in times like these, being prepared is survival. The NGOs (non-government organizations) already unleashed in France, Germany, England and Greece will soon be taking to the streets in America, George Soros-described as “the biggest obstacle to One World Government”. NGOs, long fomenting for revolution, and on the payrolls of the One World Order deadly duo George Soros and Maurice Strong, are not the good guys. The political, strategic spawn of Soros and Strong, they are the paid agents of change, looking to Barack Obama to get the...
  • Disgraced Fannie Mae deep in carbon scheme

    06/26/2010 10:55:50 AM PDT · by opentalk · 15 replies · 1+ views
    wnd ^ | Jerome R. Corsi
    With the Obama administration pushing for cap-and-trade legislation, former Clinton and Obama adviser Franklin Raines has positioned the government-sponsored mortgage giant Fannie Mae to make millions by selling carbon credits from American homes. Two patents applied for by Raines as one of several "co-inventors" – Nos. 6904336 and 7133750 – create a "method for identifying, quantifying, and aggregating reductions in residential emissions into a tradable commodity." The patents are identically titled "System and Method for Residential Emissions Trading." The idea appears to be for Fannie Mae to create "Collateralized Carbon Obligations," or CCOs, by utilizing a methodology similar to its...
  • We Know About Soros — But Who Is Maurice Strong?

    05/24/2010 7:10:46 AM PDT · by opentalk · 22 replies · 1,178+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 24th, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    Canadian mogul and avowed socialist Maurice Strong manipulates governments to benefit his "green" portfolio and those of his friends: George Soros, Ted Turner, Al Gore, and China. Intercontinental Exchange has agreed to purchase the parent company of the Chicago Climate Exchange, the preeminent market for trading carbon credits. This is a market that exists solely to capitalize on possible federal legislation that would mandate reduced greenhouse gas emissions or the purchase of “pollution credits.” Politicians created this market out of thin air by fiat, and not surprisingly, cronies of these politicians will be the beneficiaries. These climate change profiteers include...
  • Glenn Beck: Meet Maurice Strong

    05/14/2010 6:33:40 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 86 replies · 2,184+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 13, 2010 | Judi McLeod
    Great job on shining the FOX flashlight on man-behind-the-curtain Maurice Strong last night. You asked for people to send you information on Strong.
  • Glenn Beck: "Obama is the Slapchop guy"

    05/13/2010 10:08:48 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 24 replies · 1,000+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | May 13, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    Glenn Beck Radio show, Thursday, May 13th - transcript. "The president of the country is the wrong place to look. Barack Obama is not the guy. He's not the creator of any of this legislation. When he said "I want to see what comes out of the House" (referring to the healthcare ) just like Nancy Pelosi, 'I'm gonna see what comes out of the Center for American Progress'. They're not writing any of these bills, they're not doing any of this. Barack Obama certainly isn't... Barack Obama is the Slapchop guy. These things have been going down for years....
  • The Elitists and the Radical Transformation of America

    05/13/2010 9:04:09 AM PDT · by day21221 · 7 replies · 784+ views
    canadafreepress.com ^ | May 7, 2010 | SavantNoir
    If we continue to fail to recognize where the battlefield is, there is little hope of winning the war. The Elitists and the Radical Transformation of America By SavantNoir Friday, May 7, 2010 “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”—Barack Obama, October 30, 2008 “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”—H.L. Mencken (1918) “Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they...
  • Glenn Beck Requests Information Download on Maurice Strong (Vanity)

    05/12/2010 6:32:02 PM PDT · by Errant · 175 replies · 3,722+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12 May 2010 | Glenn Beck
    Glenn Beck tonight requested everyone watching the show to begin downloading everything possible on a Mr. Maurice Strong. According to Beck, Maurice Strong is one of the "Big Fish" involved in the global warming scam.Beck requested the information download to prevent operatives "hinting at the Whitehouse" from scrubbing the internet of relevant information concerning Mr. Strong.
  • AP-GfK Poll: Resistance to health care bill strong

    04/15/2010 11:11:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 461+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/15/10 | Richard Alonzo-Zaldivar - ap
    WASHINGTON – Opposition to President Barack Obama's health care law jumped after he signed it — a warning to Democrats running for re-election this fall that his victory could become their liability. A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds Americans oppose the health care remake 50 percent to 39 percent. Before a divided Congress finally passed the bill and Obama signed it at a jubilant White House ceremony last month, public opinion was about evenly split. Another 10 percent of Americans say they are neutral. Disapproval for Obama's handling of health care also increased from 46 percent before the bill passed...
  • China supplanting the U.S. as World’s Largest Auto Market

    01/11/2010 9:18:00 AM PST · by bogusname · 33 replies · 966+ views
    CFP ^ | January 11, 2010 | Judi McLeod
    There’s a picture of a soldier from the People’s Republic of China on this morning’s Drudge Report, depicting, Internet style, how China has finally ended the U.S.’s reign as the world’s largest auto market. Had Drudge and Bloomberg.com, who broke the story been more journalistically correct, the lone soldier’s picture would have been flanked by those of Obama bagman George Soros and UN Poster Boy, Canadian-in-China Maurice Strong. For it is a matter of fact that the People’s Republic of China did not naturally nor honestly win the race as world’s largest auto market, Soros and Strong made it happen....
  • Obama's involvement in Chicago Climate Exchange - the rest of the story

    12/16/2009 8:57:09 PM PST · by sinanju · 33 replies · 1,658+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | March 25, 2009 | Judi McLeod
    "...The charity was the Joyce Foundation on whose board of directors Obama served and which gave nearly $1.1 million in two separate grants that were “instrumental in developing and launching the privately-owned Chicago Climate Exchange, which now calls itself “North America’s only cap and trade system for all six greenhouse gases, with global affiliates and projects worldwide.” And that’s only the beginning of this tawdry tale, Mr. Barnes. The “privately-owned” Chicago Climate Exchange is heavily influenced by Obama cohorts Al Gore and Maurice Strong. For years now Strong and Gore have been cashing in on that lucrative cottage industry known...
  • TATA Group: U.N. Climate Chief Cashes In On Carbon. Guess Who Came To Obama’s State Dinner?

    12/12/2009 6:26:37 PM PST · by opentalk · 13 replies · 1,286+ views
    wordpress ^ | December 12, 2009 | Romanticpoet's Weblog/ JR corsi
    YOU WILL NEVER GUESS WHO WAS A GUEST AT OBAMA’s FIRST STATE DINNER….. Mr. Ratan Tata [The chairman of the Tata Group - India's biggest conglomerate] A story emerging out of Britain suggests “follow the money” may explain the enthusiasm of the United Nations to pursue caps on carbon emissions, despite doubts surfacing in the scientific community about the validity of the underlying global warming hypothesis. A Mumbai-based Indian multinational conglomerate with business ties to Rajendra K. Pachauri, the chairman since 2002 of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, stands to make several hundred million dollars in...
  • Earth Charter undone: Henry Lamb explains how town nixed 'syrupy' eco scheme

    04/21/2002 1:32:57 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 40 replies · 477+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Sunday, April 21, 2002 | Henry Lamb
    Sanibel, Fla., was one of the first U.S. cities to endorse the Earth Charter nearly a year ago as a part of Earth Day celebrations. It was also the first U.S. city to withdraw its endorsement. This controversial document, promoted by Mikhail Gorbachev and Maurice Strong for a decade, is seen by many to be an effort to create a new "16 Commandments" to serve as the foundation for a new global religion. Sanibel citizens were not happy about the endorsement. Forty-two citizens and five former mayors signed an open letter, published in a local newspaper, demanding that the endorsement...
  • Maurice Strong's authoritarian saviour

    11/30/2009 6:09:15 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 6 replies · 915+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | November 18th | Neil Reynolds
    Hollywood isn't alone in its anticipation of Armageddon. Writing in the summer issue of World Policy Journal, Maurice Strong - Canada's very own prophet of doom - unequivocally embraces the apocalypse. Straight-forwardly entitled "Facing Down Armageddon: Environment at a Crossroads," Mr. Strong's essay ends with a dire warning. "Human existence is at risk," he says. "We face an Armageddon that is both real and imminent." Yet he implicitly grasps for hope - choosing at any rate not to specify (as the new film 2012 does) the precise day, month and year of the catastrophe. More so than most people who...
  • Strong earthquake causes panic in Indonesia's Papua.

    10/23/2009 5:15:23 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 5 replies · 461+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | October 23, 2009 | N/A
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  • Agenda 21, Secular Humanism, and the Animalization of Americans

    09/18/2009 9:22:24 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 701 replies · 7,918+ views
    Conservative Underground ^ | 15-Sep-2009 | Linda Kimball
    The murderous secular humanist religions of Communism and Nazism were spawned by the anti-God/utopian tradition of Revolutionary France. The Black Book of Communism, an 800- page compendium of the crimes of Communist regimes worldwide, graphically details the terror, torture, man-made famine, mass deportations, starvation, and massacres undertaken on behalf of revolutionary utopian ideals. The reality of Communism, which claimed to be an emissary of the Enlightenment, of universal brotherhood, and of happiness for all as envisioned by Gracchus Babeuf, turned out to be not only a sadistic engine for unimaginable evil but also the creator of hells on earth. The...
  • US vows strong implementation of NKorea sanctions

    09/04/2009 2:49:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 408+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/4/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States on Friday vowed to keep up its tough sanctions regime on North Korea after Pyongyang said it had reached the final stage of enriching uranium. "We continue to be committed to ensuring that North Korea upholds its international obligations and we continue to strongly implement the sanctions that were approved," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said. "Our goal continues to be, and will continue to be the denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula, he said. In a defiant response to tougher UN sanctions, North Korea said Friday it was building more plutonium-based atomic weapons and...
  • Summer Recruiting Remains Strong Across Services

    08/10/2009 4:14:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 224+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2009 – July was a boom month for military recruiting, with more than 15,000 young men and women entering the active-duty force, defense officials reported today. July recruiting and retention numbers released today show across-the-board successes, with a new high school graduation class among the recruitment-age population seeking career opportunities. “In tougher economic times, youth are simply more willing to discuss options with recruiters,” said Bill Carr, deputy undersecretary of defense for military personnel policy. “And when they learn the facts, they see the advantages.” All four services met or exceeded their July active-duty recruiting goals, officials...
  • I AM YOUR " STORM OF GRACE " STRONGTOWER

    08/09/2009 12:23:04 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 19 replies · 1,284+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Jesus the author and finisher
    I am tearing down old strongholds in my children's lives for this is a "storm of Grace" I am bringing across the waters (~ " the voices of my children " ) that have cried out to me and in this containment of these strongholds shall come such a release of my spirit that it shall calm all the storms of my children's lives in Tranquility ~ " The very fruit of Peace " ~ that is ~ " ME " ~ I call ~~~ ZION ~~~ , for as I become your covering in this new way you shall...
  • Russia Accuses Georgia of Raising Tension After Report of Attack in South Ossetia

    08/03/2009 3:24:11 PM PDT · by Flavius · 6 replies · 928+ views
    nyt ^ | August 1, 2009 | By ELLEN BARRY
    Russia’s Defense Ministry released a statement on Saturday accusing Georgia of trying to stoke violence in South Ossetia, and vowed to “use all means and resources available to protect the citizens of the republic of South Ossetia and the Russian servicemen.”
  • ANOTHER ANNAN IN U.N. OIL SCANDAL

    08/14/2005 5:05:36 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 33 replies · 1,752+ views
    NY Post ^ | Aug 14, 2005 | Anon
    August 14, 2005 -- LONDON — The $21.3 billion United Nations oil-for-food scandal has now widened to include the brother of U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Kobina Annan, the Ghanaian ambassador to Morocco, is said by investigators to be "connected" to an African businessman at the center of the scandal. The probe into Kobina's dealings are at an early stage and he has not been interviewed. However, investigators are understood to suspect that Michael Wilson, an African businessman, and Kobina had a business relationship at the time of the scandal. A source close to the investigation said: "We believe Kobina Annan...
  • Florida Woman Loses Arms, Legs After Misdiagnosis

    05/29/2009 12:31:12 PM PDT · by ak267 · 24 replies · 2,097+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 5/29/2009 | ak267
    DAVIE, Fla. — When the sharp pain shooting through Lisa Strong's back got worse, she thought it was another kidney stone and expected the discomfort to pass. This time was different. Through a series of mistakes, miscommunications and misdiagnoses, she wound up having her arms and legs amputated. She sued the doctors, who essentially blamed one another for what everyone involved agrees were profound errors. Everyone except the jury that ruled against Strong.
  • A Whiff of Fascism from Obama's White House

    03/29/2009 9:48:45 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 78 replies · 3,552+ views
    American Spectator ^ | MARCH 29, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    There is a whiff of Fascism emanating from the Obama White House. Reports say that the head of GM is quitting under duress from the Obama administration:
  • Just In Case You Forgot: Agenda 21

    03/25/2009 8:24:53 PM PDT · by datura · 10 replies · 988+ views
    The United Nations ^ | 11 Aug 2005 | The UN
    Agenda 21: Chapter 2 INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION TO ACCELERATE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AND RELATED DOMESTIC POLICIES In order to meet the challenges of environment and development, States have decided to establish a new global partnership. This partnership commits all States to engage in a continuous and constructive dialogue, inspired by the need to achieve a more efficient and equitable world economy, keeping in view the increasing interdependence of the community of nations and that sustainable development should become a priority item on the agenda of the international community. It is recognized that, for the success of this new partnership,...
  • Gators' Strong told white wife has been impediment

    01/06/2009 3:05:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies · 1,784+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 6, 2009
    MIAMI -- Florida Gators defensive coordinator Charlie Strong believes race is a reason he hasn't been offered a head-coaching job during his 25 years in college football, a newspaper reported Tuesday. Strong, a 48-year-old black man, shook his head affirmatively when an Orlando Sentinel reporter asked him if his interracial marriage was a factor in getting passed over for jobs, including one at a Southern school a few years ago. Strong, whose wife is white, said he heard that too many times for it to be rumor.
  • Obama names strong science team

    12/20/2008 9:33:13 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies · 1,598+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/20/08 | Maxim Kniazkov
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – US president-elect Barack Obama on Saturday signaled climate change and genetic research will be among his top priorities when he takes office as he named four key members of his administration. "It's time we once again put science at the top of our agenda and worked to restore America's place as the world leader in science and technology," said Obama in a weekly radio address. Leading his list of nominees is John Holdren, who would become director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and co-chairman of the president's Council of Advisors on Science...
  • Global governance here we come!

    12/13/2008 10:28:09 AM PST · by thetru · 21 replies · 737+ views
    worldnetdaily.com/ ^ | December 13, 2008 | henry lanb
    Global governance here we come! For more than 20 years, the politically correct liberal elitists have ridiculed the "black helicopter crowd" whenever the words "world government" were uttered. Global governance, however, is a perfectly acceptable term the U.N. says is somehow different from world government. According to the U.N., "Governance is not government – it is the framework of rules, institutions and practices that set limits on the behavior of individuals, organizations and companies" (UNDP Human Development Report, 1999, page 34). Any institution that has the power to issue rules and that limits the behavior of individuals, organizations and companies...
  • Global Warming's Poor, Huddled Masses

    12/12/2008 6:06:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 847+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 12, 2008 | DAVID A. RIDENOUR
    Barack Obama doesn't have a mandate for his global warming policies. He doesn't even have a mandate from his most fervent supporters.Last month, President-elect Obama promised to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 — approximately a 16% cut — and then to cut them an additional 80% by 2050. That's a 68% cut from today's levels and would mean trimming U.S. carbon emissions to roughly where they were in 1905. Think about 1905 for a minute. There were just 77,988 registered vehicles in the U.S., compared to over 250 million today — or just one vehicle...
  • Lawyers call for international court for the environment

    12/01/2008 7:54:15 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 10 replies · 413+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | December 1, 2008 | Louise Gray - Environmental Correspondent
    Stephen Hockman QC is proposing a body similar to the International Court of Justice in The Hague to be the supreme legal authority on issues regarding the environment. The first role of the new body would be to enforce international agreements on cutting greenhouse gas emissions set to be agreed next year. But the court would also fine countries or companies that fail to protect endangered species or degrade the natural environment and enforce the "right to a healthy environment". The innovative idea is being presented to an audience of politicians, scientists and public figures for the first time at...
  • Obama: I’ll make energy prices “skyrocket”

    11/02/2008 9:37:41 AM PST · by flyfree · 146 replies · 6,361+ views
    In another clip from the same January 2008 interview with the San Francisco Chronicle in which Barack Obama promised to bankrupt anyone foolish enough to build coal-burning power plants, he also made an interesting admission about his entire energy plan. Obama told the editors that his policies would make energy prices “skyrocket” as the energy industry passed along the exorbitant costs of his cap-and-trade policy: AUDIO AT LINK The problem is not technical, uh, and the problem is not mastery of the legislative intricacies of Washington. The problem is, uh, can you get the American people to say, “This is...
  • A Top Obama Fund-Raiser Had Ties to Failed Bank

    09/19/2008 8:50:38 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 52 replies · 705+ views
    WSJ ^ | JULY 21, 2008 | By JOHN R. EMSHWILLER
    For the Pritzker family of Chicago, the 2001 collapse of subprime-mortgage lender Superior Bank was an embarrassing failure in a corner of their giant business empire. Billionaire Penny Pritzker helped run Hinsdale, Ill.-based Superior, overseeing her family's 50% ownership stake. She now serves as Barack Obama's national campaign-finance chairwoman, which means her banking past could prove to be an embarrassment to her -- and perhaps to the campaign. Superior was seized in 2001 and later closed by federal regulators. Government investigators and consumer advocates have contended that Superior engaged in unsound financial activities and predatory lending practices. Ms. Pritzker, a...
  • Abu Ajeel’s Police Come Back Strong

    01/27/2008 1:33:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 93+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | 2nd Lt. Jody Holeton, USA
    TIKRIT — The Abu Ajeel Highway Patrol Station Iraqi Police, with help from Soldiers of the 56th Military Police Company, 728th MP Battalion, 18th MP Brigade, have come back strong during months of training after a devastating vehicle born improvised explosive device attack in June 2007 destroyed their station and killed numerous policemen. A Police Transition Team from the 56th MP Co. and Abu Ajeel Iraqi Police have teamed up to conduct intensive training in recent weeks to ensure they can protect local citizens. They focused on room clearing procedures, proper weapons handling and basic law enforcement skills. “Before the...
  • Iraqi Air Force ‘Coming on Strong,’ U.S. Commander Says

    01/15/2008 3:46:15 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 151+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2008 – Iraq’s new air force passed its infancy in 2007 and will continue to build and grow over the next few years, a U.S. unit commander in Iraq said yesterday. Air Force Lt. Col. Cy Bartlett, commander of 770th Air Expeditionary Squadron, is finishing a 12-month deployment at Taji Air Base, Iraq, and said he witnessed the Iraqi air force “getting off the ground” over the past year. “The Iraqi air force is coming on strong. They have limited resources right now, but they’re building and they’re growing, and this is going to be the case...
  • Israel Urges Strong Position On Iran

    12/05/2007 7:39:27 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 151+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-6-2007 | Con Coughlin
    Israel urges strong position on Iran By Con Coughlin Last Updated: 3:01am GMT 06/12/2007 Israel gave warning yesterday that Iran must either co-operate with the West over its uranium enrichment programme or face military action. Ron Prosor is one of his country's leading experts on Iran. ‘A global threat requires a global response’ Ron Prosor, Israel's newly appointed ambassador to Britain and one of his country's leading experts on Iran's nuclear programme, said that Teheran could enrich enough uranium to make an atomic bomb by 2009. "At the current rate of progress Iran will reach the technical threshold for producing...
  • Coalition Air Component ‘Remains Strong,’ General Says

    11/04/2007 12:01:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 131+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2007 – The coalition air component in Iraq “remains strong,” airlifting supplies and troops, providing surveillance and assisting ground forces with kinetic support, a senior air force officer in Iraq said today. During a news conference with reporters in Baghdad, Air Force Maj. Gen. David M. Edgington, director of Multinational Force Iraq’s Air Component Coordination Element, referred to air lift forces as “the backbone of the air component.” “The number of pallets that we bring into this country keep at least 100 vehicles off the roads every day that would otherwise be delivered via convoys,” he said....