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  • Marines develop strong bonds in Anbar

    02/08/2007 8:56:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 402+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Lance Cpl. Nathaniel Sapp
    Marines conduct a patrol through the city of Rawah, Iraq, in their Light Armored Vehicles and on foot, Jan. 18, 2007. The Marines have been conducting security operations in this city of roughly 30,000 people, 150 miles northwest of Baghdad, for the last five months. RAWAH -- Marines here work together, eat together, live together, and have essentially become brothers. But the bonds extend beyond themselves. In the past five months, Marines from the Camp Lejeune, N.C.-based 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion have become a part of the city of Rawah. Platoons of Marines, groups of about 30 men, rotate...
  • Vice Chairman: Pakistan Strong, Dedicated Ally in War on Terror

    02/07/2007 5:10:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 221+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Sean P. Houlihan, USAF
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2007 – Pakistan has proven to be a dedicated ally of the United States since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in an interview. “Pakistan was right there after United States and coalition forces began major combat operations in Afghanistan with substantial assistance to the United States,” Navy Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani said Feb. 5 aboard an Air Force C-17 traveling back to Washington after an eight-day overseas trip that included stops in Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan. “They have been a good and strong partner...
  • ‘Strong Angel III’ Tests Military-Civil Disaster Response

    08/25/2006 1:40:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 319+ views
    ‘Strong Angel III’ Tests Military-Civil Disaster Response By Donna MilesAmerican Forces Press Service SAN DIEGO, Aug. 25, 2006 – More than 600 military members, Defense Department employees and contractors, first responders, nongovernmental organization representatives and technologists are here this week exploring better ways to coordinate their disaster response. Members of the Disaster Relief and Strategic Telecommunications Infrastructure Co. demonstrate their satellite equipment during Strong Angel III in San Diego, Aug. 24. Strong Angel, hosted by San Diego State University, is a disaster response demonstration and exercise involving various nongovernmental and commercial organizations as well as the U.S. armed forces....
  • Army MARS program still going strong

    07/17/2006 8:00:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 560+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Thom Williams
    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. (Army News Service, July 17, 2006) – Mention the MARS Station to retired service members and they’ll probably tell you about how they were able to talk with loved ones back in the United States while serving overseas through this system of phone patches, high-frequency radios and volunteer radio operators. The U.S. Army Military Affiliated Radio System is still going strong with morale and welfare phone-patching and MARS messages. Today, it’s also a critically important backup emergency-communications system. “MARS has evolved into emergency-communications support not just for the Army, but for other government agencies, as well,” said...
  • Former UN chief named in Oil-for-Food scandal (Boutros Boutros Ghali)

    06/27/2006 5:34:50 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies · 1,107+ views
    London Times ^ | June 27, 2006 | James Bone
    Saddam Hussein’s regime paid millions of dollars to a South Korean businessman to create a “secret backchannel” to top UN officials, including Boutros Boutros Ghali, then the UN Secretary-General, US prosecutors alleged today. The claim, formally naming Dr Boutros Ghali for the first time, was made at the start of the first US trial over the UN’s Oil-for-Food scandal. Prosecutors said that Tongsun Park received $2.5 million (£1.4 million) in cash plus promises of lucrative business deals in return for providing access to Dr Boutros Ghali and at least one other top UN official. “Tongsun Park has access at the...
  • Strong Leaders Keep Northern Iraq Calm

    04/21/2006 4:34:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 367+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, April 21, 2006 – The relative calm that has been seen in Iraq's northern provinces can be attributed to aggressive coalition and Iraqi leaders who understand the area and know how to diffuse problems before they happen, a U.S. commander in the area said today. "The presence of coalition forces, along with an increasingly competent and confident Iraqi army brigade and Iraqi police force inside Kirkuk, are keeping a lid on potential violence," Army Col. David R. Gray, commander of 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, said in a satellite news conference from Iraq. Kirkuk province is an ethnically diverse...
  • Rice Urges Security Council to Take 'Strong Steps' Against Iran

    04/12/2006 6:04:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 350+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, April 12, 2006 – It's time for the U.N. Security Council to take action against Iran following its announcement yesterday that it has enriched uranium, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said today. "The Security Council will need to take into consideration this move by Iran and that it will be time when it reconvenes on this case for strong steps to make certain that we maintain the credibility of the international community on this issue," Rice said before a meeting with Equatorial Guinean President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo here. The enrichment of uranium is in direct violation of the...
  • Strong quake hits south Iran

    03/25/2006 4:06:29 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 24 replies · 1,001+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | Saturday, March 25, 2006 | Reuters
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 and a series of aftershocks struck the southern Iranian province of Hormuzgan on Saturday, causing minor damage, officials said. There were no immediate reports of casualties. "The earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.0, was centered near the rural area of Fin in Hormuzgan province," Farhad Jabari, head of Hormuzgan's Red Crescent rescue service told Reuters. Before leaving for the quake-hit area, Jabari said by telephone he did not think the first quake at 10.58 a.m. (0728 GMT) had done much damage but feared a third aftershock at about 1.30 p.m. (1000 GMT)...
  • International Coalition Strong Heading into Fifth Year

    01/28/2006 11:31:35 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 269+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 27, 2006 | Capt. Steve Alvarez, USA
    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., Jan. 27, 2006 – Just one day after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, nations around the world mobilized and formed a military coalition. Their goal: to combat global terrorism. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the coalition, which is headquartered at U.S. Central Command headquarters in Tampa, Fla. Today, CENTCOM officials said, 63 nations are supporting the global war on terror. Since the coalition's inception, 27 nations have deployed more than 22,000 troops to Iraq. In Afghanistan, coalition nations have deployed more than 3,000 troops hailing from 42 nations. These figures exclude U.S. forces....
  • Strong Implications What the Park arrest portends (Rosett is on the case!)

    01/11/2006 5:30:51 AM PST · by Jenny Hatch · 7 replies · 707+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 10, 2006 | Claudia Rosett
    "When Annan sent to the General Assembly on July 14, 1997, his plan, "Renewing the United Nations: A Programme for Reform," which made the first mention of the change in Oil-for-Food's structure, Annan singled out for thanks one person by name, and that person was Strong: "I wish to acknowledge with gratitude the important contributions made to this effort by the Executive Coordinator for Reform, Mr. Maurice Strong, and his small but highly motivated team.""
  • Selling Ark of Hope through the classroom (UN Earth Charter)

    12/17/2004 6:38:38 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 25 replies · 705+ views
    CFP ^ | December 17, 2004 | Judi McLeod
    Day after day in New York City, a small and strange procession can be seen moving along the pavement. While taxicabs whiz by and passersby move out of the way on Big Apple sidewalks, a handful of acolytes transport a large, hand painted box crafted from the wood of a sycamore tree. Make that "a sustainably harvested in Germany" sycamore tree. Dressed not in long flowing robes, but in average business apparel, the acolytes are garden-variety United Nations employees. There’s no need to hire Brink’s for protection and nothing but propaganda and hype worth robbing. The precious cargo of the...
  • Canada and Oil-for-Food scandal

    12/19/2005 2:04:15 AM PST · by Fair Go · 20 replies · 1,039+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 9 Dec 05 | Judi McLeod
    A draft congressional report has called for the investigation of Canadian Maurice Strong’s role in the United Nations Oil-for-Food program. Page 35 of the 54-page report, written by Republicans on a House International Relations subcommittee states: "Maurice Strong should be examined for his role in the OFFP." Strong is a long-time advisor to both UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and to Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin. On Sept. 7, 2005 it was revealed by the Independent Inquiry into the Oil-for-Food scandal that Strong had received a $1-million cheque from North Korean lobbyist Tongsun Park for the acquisition of shares in Cordex...
  • Earthquake shakes Athens

    01/08/2006 4:35:28 AM PST · by rhainw · 23 replies · 1,454+ views
    USGS ^ | 08-01-2006 | USGS
    strong earthquake occurred at 11:34:52 (UTC) on Sunday, January 8, 2006. The magnitude 6.7 event has been located in SOUTHERN GREECE. The hypocentral depth was estimated to be 38 km (23 miles). (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.) Magnitude 6.7 Date-Time Sunday, January 8, 2006 at 11:34:52 (UTC) = Coordinated Universal Time Sunday, January 8, 2006 at 1:34:52 PM = local time at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 36.250°N, 23.498°E Depth 37.7 km (23.4 miles) Region SOUTHERN GREECE Distances 95 km (60 miles) NNW of Chania, Crete, Greece 150 km (95 miles) SE of...
  • 3 Louisiana cousins share strong bond in Iraq

    12/18/2005 3:50:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 685+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 18, 2005 | Cpl. Heidi E. Loredo
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Dec. 18, 2005) -- While growing up in the countryside, three cousins from Colfax, La., were inseparable; eventually these boys would grow closer as Marines. Staff Sergeants Marcus L. Allen, 35, Derrick D. Eddie, 32, and Adrian C. Bowie, 35, all on their first deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, share a brotherhood deeper than the typical combat zone camaraderie. The three brothers-in-arms grew up only minutes from each other surrounded by their close-knit family. “We did everything together,” said Allen, security manager, II Marine Expeditionary Force , Headquarters Group, II MEF (FWD). “We played basketball,...
  • Signs point to a strong economy - Dubya stock a "buy" (Is Bush prosperity better than *Clinton's?)

    12/03/2005 5:47:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1,164+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 12/01/05 | LARRY KUDLOW
    Signs point to a strong economy By LARRY KUDLOW Columnist Posted on Thu, Dec. 01, 2005 Here are a few things IÂ’ve learned recently: â–  The boat-building business is booming, with big backlogs for orders in the $80,000 to $300,000 price range. Why is this important? Prosperity. People buy luxury items when theyÂ’ve got the money to do so. This is a very positive economic-growth indicator. â–  A midsized U.S. insurance company has been issuing a record number of group employee-benefit packages for disability, accident and other coverage to small companies. This is a sign of new- and small-business formation,...
  • Alito Strong Conservative on Liberal Court

    10/31/2005 7:53:36 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 747+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/31/05 | Donna Cassata - ap
    WASHINGTON - Samuel A. Alito has been a strong conservative jurist on the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a court with a reputation for being among the nation's most liberal. Dubbed "Scalito" or "Scalia-lite," a play not only on his name but his opinions, Alito, 55, brings a hefty legal resume that belies his age. He has served on the federal appeals court for 15 years since President George H.W. Bush nominated him in 1990. Before that Alito was U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey from 1987 to 1990, where his first assistant was a lawyer...
  • Oil for food U.S. should extradite George Galloway & Maurice Strong

    10/29/2005 7:32:13 AM PDT · by AliVeritas · 1 replies · 389+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | October 29, 2005 | David Hawkins & Judi McLeod
    What, besides bravado and arrogance, do British MP George Galloway and Canadian privy councilor Maurice Strong share in common? Still at large and in denial, both thumb their noses at authorities and top the artful dodger’s list in the United Nations Oil-for-food scandal. Galloway is kept untouchable by an anti-war reputation fawned over by a liberal media. Strong is in the safety zone through his connections to the powerful Desmarais family of Montreal-based Power Corp. fame. Yet, U.S. congregational investigators say they have evidence Galloway profited from the oil-for-food program and allege that he knowingly made false or misleading statements...
  • CA: Opposition to special election strong (Field Poll)

    09/02/2005 9:54:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 350+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 9/2/05 | Jim Miller
    SACRAMENTO - With a little more than two months until the special election called by Gov. Schwarzenegger, a new statewide poll shows that a majority of voters want to call it off. Fifty-seven percent of respondents in a Field Institute survey released today said lawmakers should cancel the Nov. 8 election, with 34 percent saying it should go forward. Opposition to the election increases to 63 percent when respondents were told of its estimated $55 million cost. The survey, conducted for The Press-Enterprise and other California media subscribers during the last two weeks, found that most voters are unhappy with...
  • Roberts' Writings Reveal Strong Views

    08/20/2005 5:28:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 605+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/20/05 | David Espo - AP
    WASHINGTON - The John Roberts of nearly a quarter-century ago was a loyal foot soldier in the Reagan Revolution, a deeply conservative lawyer with strong views on the Constitution and a penchant for stating them provocatively. His self-confidence was striking. A few months after turning 30, Roberts wrote that senior Justice Department officials, in rejecting his earlier advice on a subject, had decided the Constitution "did not mean what it said." As a young lawyer, the man President Bush has picked for the Supreme Court scoured documents that crossed his desk for their legal implications — and for stray commas....
  • Strong July Buoys Stock Funds Into Black For First Time In '05

    08/05/2005 8:07:02 AM PDT · by CAWats · 731+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY U.S. stock funds put in an excellent performance in July, sending the average fund above water for the first time this year. The stock market had to fight through some bad news in July: The Federal Reserve raised rates for the ninth time in little more than a year and gave no hint it was done. The London bombings July 7 and a failed bombing attempt July 21 reminded investors terrorism is still with us. Oil rose to an all-time high of $62 a barrel, punctuated on Aug. 1 by the death of Saudi Arabia's King Fahd...
  • U.N. Mystery Man: Who Is Jean-Bernard Merimee and What's His Oil-for-Food Tie?

    07/29/2005 3:40:02 PM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 5 replies · 1,118+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, July 28, 2005 | Claudia Rosett
    NEW YORK — As investigations proliferate into the United Nations Oil-for-Food scandal, one of the more intriguing mysteries involves a former French diplomat with a direct link to the U.N.’s executive suite: Jean-Bernard Merimee (search). The 68-year-old Merimee, one of several individuals now under investigation in France for alleged involvement in Saddam Hussein’s Oil-for-Food scams, is well known for his role in the early 1990s as French ambassador to the United Nations. What investigators have not so far highlighted is that during the period Merimee is alleged to have come into commercial contact with Saddam’s regime, starting in December 2001,...
  • Scientists: Antarctic Has Strong Ecosystem

    07/20/2005 10:22:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 306+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/20/05 | William Kates - AP
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. - An expansive ecosystem of knee-high mud volcanoes, snowy microbial mats and flourishing clam communities lies beneath the collapsed Larsen Ice Shelf in Antarctica, say researchers. The discovery made in February in a deep glacial trough in the northwestern Weddell Sea was detailed this week in Eos, the weekly newspaper of the American Geophysical Union. Such sunless, cold-vent ecosystems have been found elsewhere — near Monterey, Calif., in the Gulf of Mexico and in the Sea of Japan — but never in Antarctica, the report said. "Seeing those organisms on the ocean bottom, it's like lifting the carpet...
  • Chairman Mo pinkslipped

    07/19/2005 10:55:22 AM PDT · by Alexander Rubin · 9 replies · 319+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Tuesday, July 19, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    Toronto-- The April 20 "temporary" leave of absence from his post as top United Nations envoy to North Korea became a permanent one for Canadian tycoon Maurice Strong yesterday. UN spokesman Marie Okabe said in response to a reporter’s question that Strong’s contract expired last week "and has not been renewed". The admission came amid questions about Strong’s connection to a well-publicized suspect in the ongoing UN oil-for-food scandal. (See: 'The Maustro' admits connection to `Koreagate Man') In the politically correct, neutered lexicon of the UN, Strong, chief architect of the Kyoto Protocol, "has not been renewed". To the outside...
  • Top U.N. envoy to North Korea loses post (Maurice Strong - You ARE the weakest link! Buh-Bye!)

    07/18/2005 3:29:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 1,047+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/18/05 | Edith M. Lederer - AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - A Canadian businessman lost his job as the top U.N. envoy to North Korea amid questions about his connection to a suspect in the U.N. oil-for-food scandal, the world body said Monday. The decision not to renew Maurice Strong's contract follows criticism that he gave his stepdaughter a job at the United Nations and concerns over his ties to a South Korean businessman accused of accepting kickbacks from Saddam Hussein's government. Deputy U.N. spokeswoman Marie Okabe said in response to a question that Strong's contract expired last week "and it has not been renewed." She gave...
  • 9/11 and the mob

    07/11/2005 7:33:35 AM PDT · by Alexander Rubin · 9 replies · 2,248+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Monday, July 11, 2005 | Judi McLeod & David Hawkins
    Toronto-- In the true life stranger than fiction category, Cantor Fitzgerald Securities and its subsidiary eSpeed network are one for the books. Cantor Fitzgerald’s New York office, on the 101st-105th floors of One World Trade Center, lost 685 employees in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks–more than any other employer. Its e-Speed electronic bond-trading network lost 125 souls. Happily for the disciples of "Kyoto Mo" (Canadian Maurice Strong), who argues that global climate change is driven by anthropogenic gases emitted by inhabitants of the Anglosphere, a six-member eSpeed carbon-credit trading team escaped death. Their annual one-day fishing trip had to...
  • IDF Soldiers to Gaza's Jews: Stay Strong, Don't Evacuate

    05/19/2005 9:32:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 357+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | May 19, '05 | staff
    “You should have much success and do not evacuate.” So wrote soldiers of the 51st battalion of the Golani Brigade in a fax sent to the residents of Gush Katif. The letter, signed “Liron and Gal from Car 51,” began the letter with words of thanks for the refreshments area set up by residents to provide soldiers with a place to rest. It went on to urge the residents not to leave their homes. “You give us strength to continue,” the soldiers wrote, by hand, on the official stationary with hearts drawn for emphasis. “We have not met many people...
  • Icon, Yogi, still, going, strong, at, 80

    05/12/2005 4:06:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies · 1,018+ views
    Yogi ^ | May 12, 2005 | Yogi Berra
    Yogi-isms — “I didn’t really say everything I said.” — “You can observe a lot by watching.” — “You mean now?” (In response to being asked what time it was) — “The future ain’t what it used to be.” — “It gets late early out there.” — “Nobody goes there anymore; it’s too crowded.” — “So I’m ugly. So what? I never saw anyone hit with his face.” — “Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.” — “We just agree differently.” (On his clashes with Yankees owner George Steinbrenner when Berra managed the team) — “Thanks. You...
  • U.N. studies envoy's ties to Tongsun Park

    04/19/2005 9:50:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 619+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/19/05 | Nick Wadhams - AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United Nations is studying whether it was appropriate for the top U.N. envoy for North Korea to maintain business ties with a South Korean businessman accused of wrongdoing in the U.N. oil-for-food scandal, U.N. officials said Tuesday. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he had not known about the ties between Maurice Strong and Tongsun Park, a native of North Korea and citizen of South Korea who was also accused in the 1970s of trying to buy influence in Congress. Strong is the U.N. point man on stalled six-nation talks aimed at persuading North Korea to...
  • Entity behind Kyoto conned public

    04/21/2005 10:29:35 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 20 replies · 1,269+ views
    CFP ^ | April 21, 2005 | Judi McLeod & David Hawkins
    We’ve all been had. The bottom has long since fallen out of the key group that master-minded the Kyoto Protocol credit scheme, but nobody seemed to have joined the dots. It all began with the flight of Canadian Maurice Strong’s Earth Council from Costa Rica as noted by the National Post’s Peter Foster in May, 2004. With no fanfare, the Earth Council landed in CH2M Hill’s Consumer Road Toronto office towers. The Costa Rican government has been pursuing the Earth Council for payment of U.S.$1.65 million, for the wrongful sale of a tract of land it imprudently donated to the...
  • Maurice Strong steps aside from UN post

    04/21/2005 1:30:58 PM PDT · by Shermy · 23 replies · 2,160+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | April 21, 2005 | ALAN FREEMAN AND PAUL WALDIE
    WASHINGTON and TORONTO — Canadian Maurice Strong agreed to step aside Wednesday as a special envoy for the United Nations, but vowed to clear his name after being linked to Tongsun Park, a Korean lobbyist charged in connection with the Iraq oil-for-food scandal. At the same time, new details emerged about a Calgary oil company in which Mr. Strong and his son, Fred, were major investors during the 1990s together with Mr. Park -- whom the younger Mr. Strong described as "a spooky guy." Shareholders in Cordex Petroleums Inc. also included CSL Group Inc., the holding company owned by Prime...
  • Canada: UN probes Wheat Pool

    04/30/2005 1:03:09 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 17 replies · 760+ views
    CanWest News Service ^ | 04/30/05 | Steven Edwards
    UN probes Wheat Pool Payments of $23.15M made in oil-for-food scandal congressional hearing told Steven Edwards CanWest News Service Saturday, April 30, 2005 UNITED NATIONS -- The Saskatchewan Wheat Pool has emerged as one of the companies involved in Iraq oil-for-food deals now under investigation by a U.S. congressional committee probing the United Nations aid program, which Saddam Hussein manipulated to skim off billions of dollars for himself. The focus on the company comes as the UN announced Friday it had discovered a staff-rule violation by Canadian businessperson and international diplomat Maurice Strong, whose long record at the world body...
  • Beltway Bullfight - (John Bolton is blunt where others would be self-protective. This is bad?)

    04/27/2005 9:15:54 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 441+ views
    The case of John Bolton is about politics (unhousebroken conservatives must be stopped), payback (you tick me off, I'll pick you off) and personality. People who have worked with him allege he is heavy-handed, curmudgeonly and not necessarily lovably so. I don't know him, but I suspect there's some truth in it. Do the charges disqualify him to serve as American ambassador to the United Nations? If reports of his behavior are true--he is tough, pushes too hard, sends pressuring e-mails and may or may not have berated a coworker as he threw paper balls at her hotel door--the answer...
  • Microscoping Maurice Strong

    04/23/2005 8:35:20 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 11 replies · 2,645+ views
    CFP ^ | April 23, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    Canadian businessman and UN envoy Maurice Strong is one weird dude. Weird in his sidekicks. Mikhail Gorbachev, for one. The former Soviet leader and the Canuck really believe they can replace the Ten Commandments with their overstated Earth Charter, Weird in his handpicked protégés. Try Canada’s Prime Minister Paul Martin, the career politician whose one and only trip to the election polls as Canadian PM reduced the powerful Liberal Party to minority status. This, after assuming the mantle left by the departure of Jean Chrétien in pomp and splendour Indian smudging ceremonies, addressed by Irish rock star, Bono. Martin’s surrealistic...
  • Saddam invested one million dollars in Canadian Prime Minister, Paul Martin's owned Cordex

    04/23/2005 8:29:44 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 7 replies · 3,637+ views
    CFP ^ | April 22, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    The Canadian company that Saddam Hussein invested a million dollars in belonged to the Prime Minister of Canada, has discovered. Cordex Petroleum Inc., launched with Saddam’s million by Prime Minister Paul Martin’s mentor Maurice Strong’s son Fred Strong, is listed among Martin’s assets to the Federal Ethics committee on November 4, 2003. Among Martin’s Public Declaration of Declarable Assets are: "The Canada Steamship Lines Group Inc. (Montreal, Canada) 100 percent owned"; "Canada Steamship Lines Inc. (Montreal, Canada) 100 percent owned"–Cordex Petroleums Inc. (Alberta, Canada) 4.6 percent owned by the CSL Group Inc." Yesterday, Strong admitted that Tongsun Park, the...
  • 'The Maustro' admits connection to `Koreagate Man'

    04/19/2005 9:41:57 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 1 replies · 331+ views
    CFP ^ | April 19, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    Kofi Annan’s special envoy to Korea Maurice Strong admits he knows "Koreagate Man" Tongsun Park and even that Park invested in an "energy company" with which he was associated in 1997--but flatly denies any involvement in the scandal-ridden UN oil-for-food program. U.S. federal prosecutors are on the hunt for Park, who was charged on Thursday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office with allegedly accepting million of dollars from the Iraqi government while operating in the U.S. as an unregistered agent for Baghdad. "Park was accused of telling a cooperating government witness in 1995 that he needed $10 million from Iraq to...
  • Morphing Moses (Kyoto and Maurice Strong)

    02/22/2005 9:03:17 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 16 replies · 560+ views
    CFP ^ | February 22, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    The Kyoto Protocol, which came into effect on February 16, 2005 in a blaze of celebrations, proves the power and might of obscure Canadian, Maurice Strong. As one of its prime architects, Strong helped lay the groundwork for Kyoto at the United Nations 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Under the Kyoto Protocol to that year’s UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), industrialized nations are to reduce their combined emissions of six major greenhouse gases during the five-year period from 2008 to 2012 to below 1990 levels. Never mind that Kyoto mandates reductions in carbon dioxide emissions to...
  • New Website--The Left Unveiled!

    02/15/2005 5:50:51 AM PST · by SJackson · 100 replies · 6,112+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 2-15-05 | FrontPage Magazine
    DISCOVERTHENETWORK.ORG is David Horowitz's newest website, dedicated to exposing the interconnected web of left-wing activists, organizations, journalists, and financiers that wage political warfare against the United States and her founding ideals. This ever-growing database features encyclopedic profiles of the personalities, agendas, words, deeds, and ultimate goals of the Left. DiscoverTheNetwork has profiled and will continue to a wide-ranging number of left-wing extremists, from feminists to Islamists, from academics to agitators, and from environmental extremists to terrorist sympathizers. When one wishes to look up, say, Ward Churchill, one can search his name at DiscoverTheNetwork and find an in-depth account of his radicalism, as well as links and a diagram showing his connection...
  • Hidden Paul Martin firm linking leftwing activists to Information Highway

    02/03/2005 7:45:37 AM PST · by UpHereEh · 7 replies · 652+ views ^ | February 3, 2005 | Judi McLeod & David Hawkins
    Move over Teresa Heinz-Kerry, here comes Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin. Lansdowne Technologies Inc. (LTI), the Paul Martin corporation that somehow disappeared from Martin's public disclosure statements circa 1995, is in a business similar to the Heinz-Kerry charitable organization that links leftwing activists and UN radicals to specially designed Internet communications and virtual private networks. Between the woman who coveted being America's First Lady and the Prime Minister of the country next door, top advocates of One World Government are being expedited in droves onto the Information Highway. Through the Tides Foundation, back in the early 1990s Heinz-Kerry (Mrs. John...
  • Annan met with UN reform pointman Yevgeny Primakov in Moscow when Oil-For-Food scandal broke

    01/31/2005 9:48:39 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 1 replies · 607+ views
    CFP ^ | January 31, 2005 | CFP
    Did United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan hightail it to Moscow to check in with his handpicked UN reform man Yevgeny Primakov within weeks of William Safire’s New York Times expose on alleged scandal in the Oil-For-Food Program? The first of Safire’s groundbreaking Oil-For-Food investigative stories ran in mid-March, 2004. Here’s Annan’s Moscow itinerary as documented by The Russian Federation: "Annan arrived in Moscow on Sunday, April 4, 2004 where he had an early working dinner with Evgeni (sic) Primakov, former Prime Minister of the Russian Federation." On the following day, Annan visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where...
  • Annan met with UN reform pointman Yevgeny Primakov in Moscow when Oil-For-Food scandal broke

    01/31/2005 9:26:08 AM PST · by UpHereEh · 508+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | January 31, 2005 | Judy McLeod
    Did United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan hightail it to Moscow to check in with his handpicked UN reform man Yevgeny Primakov within weeks of William Safire’s New York Times expose on alleged scandal in the Oil-For-Food Program? The first of Safire’s groundbreaking Oil-For-Food investigative stories ran in mid-March, 2004. Here’s Annan’s Moscow itinerary as documented by The Russian Federation: "Annan arrived in Moscow on Sunday, April 4, 2004 where he had an early working dinner with Evgeni (sic) Primakov, former Prime Minister of the Russian Federation." On the following day, Annan visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where...
  • Hollywood, Michael Moore and the Democrats

    01/07/2005 9:50:35 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 2 replies · 433+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 7, 2005 | Thomas Lifson
    Chris Whittle, who edits Sunday Morning Shootout ... has a fascinating, wide ranging post on his site Eject! Eject! Eject!, which hits many of my political-entertainment industry buttons. The amn knows whereof he speaks, and has a lot of worthwhile thoughts. >>There are only eight conservative actors in the history of Hollywood, and five of them have been elected to high office. (The sixth was elected president of the National Rifle Association, the seventh was elected Mayor of Carmel, California on a pro-business platform, and John Wayne had the class to never run for – or from – anything.) If,...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Columbia University's Hysterical Professor

    12/01/2004 7:19:44 AM PST · by stevejackson · 39 replies · 3,337+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | 12/1/2004 | Daniel Pipes
    Others may have sympathized on learning that Hamid Dabashi, a professor of Middle East studies at Columbia University, felt threatened by a graduate student at his own university, but not me. The incident began late on Sept. 27, 2004, when Victor Luria, a Ph.D. candidate in genetics and a former soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, wrote Dabashi an e-mail taking strong exception to what Dabashi had written about the IDF in an article, "For a Fistful of Dust: A Passage to Palestine," he published in the Egyptian newspaper, Al-Ahram. In response, Luria wrote to Dabashi: I have rarely seen...
  • U.S. Needs To Learn Patience [in Iraq]

    11/30/2004 10:56:08 AM PST · by forty_years · 11 replies · 1,204+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | 11/30/04 | Daniel Pipes
    In a petition to the Iraqi electoral commission, an array of Sunni and Kurdish political parties and individuals on November 26 called for a six-month delay in Iraq's national elections for two reasons: "To address the current security situation and to complete the necessary administrative, technical, and systematic arrangements."The interim Iraqi government, with American support, quickly rejected this appeal and a spokesman for the Shiites insisted that the planned date of January 30, 2005, is "non-negotiable." But there are good reasons to postpone the vote until Iraq is truly ready for it, even if that is months or years away.While...
  • FOUR MORE YEARS -- The People's Choice!

    11/08/2004 10:03:35 AM PST · by Apolitical · 9 replies · 546+ views
    This is, in a nutshell, why I think the President won a second term. Not that Barney?s presence magically catapulted him into office again. (Not every voter is enough of a dog lover to appreciate the poetry of a White House littered with squeaky toys.) But Barney highlights the fact that, after four stressful years, Bush is still the real person he was when he took office--a man with guts, hubris, foibles, principles, and persistence. And a man who spends perhaps the most important night of his life watching TV with his dog. That takes a certain softness of spirit...
  • Bush in Medford (vanity)

    10/15/2004 7:35:43 AM PDT · by OregonRancher · 68 replies · 2,244+ views
    Oregon rancher
    We got a call at 8:30 in the morning that traffic was jammed and the crowds were already forming at the fair grounds in Medford. We hurried up the chores here at the ranch and scooted off for Medford arriving around lunch time. Parked the car at the end of the lot and then found the end of the line. At one pm the line was over a half a mile long and the temps where in the low 80's - no shade. The gates opened at 2;45 and the line crept into the fairgounds. The end of the line...
  • Egypt bans Madonna after Israel visit

    09/24/2004 3:32:47 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 32 replies · 846+ views ^ | Friday, September 24, 2004 | Aaron Klein
    Egypt has issued an order barring pop star Madonna from entering the country because she visited Israel. Members of Egypt's parliament have demanded Madonna, who has not requested entry into Egypt or announced any plans to visit the country, be barred from entering Egyptian soil. The parliament directed Egyptian embassies abroad to deny any visa requests from Madonna. The demand comes after Madonna, aka Esther, visited the Jewish state last week making daily headline news with midnight trips to a Jewish cemetery, a quick drive by past the Wailing Wall, and even the arrest of her security detail. The Material...
  • Ex-Guard official says questions should center on Bush's service

    09/16/2004 9:44:29 PM PDT · by arjay · 30 replies · 640+ views
    Lubbock Avalanche Journal ^ | Sept. 16, 2004 | Kelley Shannon
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former Texas Air National Guard official who served at the same time as President Bush says he believes the bigger story about gaps in Bush's service is being overlooked in disputes over the validity of certain Guard documents. "I think the public ought to be concerned about his preferential treatment getting in and whether he satisfied his commitment to the Air Guard. Those are the two fundamental questions," said Robert Strong, the administrative officer in charge of air operations at Guard state headquarters from early 1971 until March 1972. Documents publicized last week by the...
  • More Controversy Over Bush Docs [CBS keeps digging its grave]

    09/11/2004 4:48:06 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 72 replies · 3,569+ views
    CBS/AP ^ | Sept. 11, 2004 | CBS
    (CBS/AP) The controversy continues over the authenticity of memos obtained by CBS News that show President Bush's National Guard commander believed Mr. Bush at times shirked his duties and used his political influence. The network is adamantly defending the authenticity of the memos, which were obtained by CBS News' "60 Minutes," saying experts who examined the memos concluded they were authentic documents produced by Mr. Bush's former commander, Lt. Col. Jerry Killian. In a report on Friday night's "CBS News Evening News," Dan Rather noted that many of those raising questions about the documents have focused on something called superscript,...
  • Robert Strong and the Soros connection

    09/11/2004 12:06:49 PM PDT · by Cosmic · 17 replies · 1,110+ views
    Does anyone have any further information on the identity of the Robert Strong featured on the CBS segment on the TANG memos. I Googled Robert Strong and came up with a man of that name who is a professor at Washington & Lee University, and who is that school's administrator of the Paul & Daisy Soros New Americans foundation. The foundation is a subsidiary of the Open Society Institution funded and operated by George Soros, the infamous bank-roller of the left-wing 527s. To judge by Strong's brief comments on the CBS segment, he seems to be of a left-wing frame...