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  • Strength Not Weakness

    09/17/2016 12:14:38 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 1 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 17SEP2016 | Winston, a British South African in China since FEB06
    Text from the video: Those who experience extraordinary hardships are extraordinary people... If you've been through a traumatic experience, you've got something that others don't, you've experienced something most people around you have not, you can count yourself lucky. Because when faced with a similar situation again, you will know how to react, you're prepared, whilst the others around you panic and or break down, you can Steele yourself and calmly deal with that situation. It's not a pity ticket, it's a badge of pride! Don't look for sympathy, count yourself lucky to have lived through the hard times, wear...
  • At the United Nations, the Curious Career of Maurice Strong

    02/07/2007 7:12:44 PM PST · by RKV · 29 replies · 1,384+ views
    Fox News ^ | Claudia Rosett and George Russell
    NEW YORK — Before the United Nations can save the planet, it needs to clean up its own house. And as scandal after scandal has unfolded over the past decade, from Oil for Food to procurement fraud to peacekeeper rape, the size of that job has become stunningly clear. But any understanding of the real efforts that job entails should begin with a look at the long and murky career of Maurice Strong, the man who may have had the most to do with what the U.N. has become today, and still sparks controversy even after he claims to have...
  • Gingrich open to return to Speakership

    10/08/2015 6:21:36 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 162 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 10/8/15 | Bradford Richardson
    Newt Gingrich said he would consider taking up the Speaker’s gavel again if called upon to by House Republicans. The former Speaker initially denied any interest in a return to Congress, but when pressed in an interview with radio show host Sean Hannity on Thursday, admitted he would consider it if he had the votes.
  • $100B/Yr Climate Finance Challenging, But Possible (global taxes!) - UN Panel (Soros)

    11/06/2010 11:28:07 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov. 5, 2010 | Selina Williams
    Raising $100 billion a year of climate finance by 2020 is challenging, but possible through mechanisms including carbon markets, domestic carbon taxes and a variety of international transportation taxes, a United Nations advisory group said in a report Friday. Earlier this year, the UN's Ban established the panel, which includes U.S. National Economic Council Director Larry Summers, billionaire financier George Soros and Deutsche Bank vice-chairman Caio Koch-Weser. The financing will be used to support mitigation and adaptation efforts in developing countries--in particular, for the poorest and most vulnerable communities.
  • None from first-ever group of female soldiers training to be Army Rangers advance through 1st round

    05/11/2015 7:03:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | May 9, 2015
    None from first-ever group of female soldiers training to be Army Rangers advance through first round: officials BY Rachelle Blidner NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, May 9, 2015, 5:24 PM The first-ever female soldiers allowed to train to be Army Rangers did not make it through the first round of the course, officials said Friday. Eight women and 101 men who made it through the first tests of the 20-day Crawl Phase will have to try again to pass the last few at one of the toughest soldier training schools, officials said.
  • 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...