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  • Venezuela on the Potomac

    02/16/2016 7:16:20 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/16/2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Somehow, having an Enemies List is all right if you're Barack Obama and not Richard Nixon. It has become an iffy idea to cross Barack Obama. After seven years, the president has created a Hugo Chavez–like deterrent landscape, intended to remind friends and enemies alike that he is perfectly willing to use the federal government's vast power to go after those he finds politically inconvenient, while exempting those he understands to be sympathetic to his agendas. In Freudian fashion, Obama has long joked about using the power of government in a personal way. As early as 2009, when he had...
  • Oregon veterinarian imprisoned in Southeast Asia

    11/28/2014 4:37:37 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    Vetrinary News ^ | November 19, 2014 | Katie James
    Stacey Addison, DVM, 41, of Portland, Oregon, is in a Timorese prison after being arrested in early September while traveling abroad. A chance encounter—a cab shared with a stranger—led to her witnessing a crime, which kicked off a chain of events that has family and friends doing everything they can to bring her home. Addison, a graduate of University of California-Davis, left her job of 10 years at a Portland veterinary hospital in January 2013 and set off on a year-and-a-half-long dream trip around the world to see wildlife. She had been planning the trip for two years. Addison began...
  • President Obama calls the United States & Europe ‘developing countries’ in latest embarrassing gaffe

    07/28/2013 10:25:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Sunday Telegraph ^ | 7/28/13 | Niel Gardiner
    You can imagine the derision that would have flowed from the liberal “mainstream media” if George W. Bush had referred to the United States as well as its European allies as “developing countries.” [Snip] And one of the interesting things that we don’t talk about enough is the contrast between what’s happened in the United States and what’s happened in a lot of other developing countries, Europe in particular. It´s pretty rare where we have the chance to look at two policy approaches and follow them over several years and see which one worked. And the fact is
  • Peurto Rico - 51st State? Congress to move fast on this one.

    04/28/2010 7:23:17 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 63 replies · 3,451+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | April 28, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    Last night on his TV show, Glenn Beck dropped another bombshell -- on Thursday, Congress will take up a bill to make Peurto Rico a state. Why is our Congress doing this now? Secretly? Quickly? If it hadn't been for one of Beck's "Refounders" (a Congressional insider), would we even know about this? Wy is this important to you and me? Well, the word is out, and my local 9-12/Tea party organization sent this out this morning. First thing to hit my mailbox, in fact... There is a bill to make Puerto Rico a state. Again, they are trying to...
  • Hmong shamans help at Valley hospitals (American hospitals accomodating black magic- Obamacare)

    10/13/2009 1:40:48 AM PDT · by amoktime · 6 replies · 880+ views
    Fresno Bee ^ | October 10, 2009 | Barbara Anderson
    Shamans can tie strings around a neck and wrist. A red string around the neck helps in healing, and a white string around a wrist maintains a soul during hospitalization. A shaman, or "txiv neeb" in Hmong, can ask the Mercy hospital staff for permission to do ceremonies that go beyond chanting. An example would be a request to sprinkle water over incisions. According to Mercy's policy, hospital staff are to try to make accommodations. The ceremonies can occur in patient rooms, in the emergency department or in surgery preparation areas. The hospital ceremonies are brief -- 10 to 15...
  • From Race Horse to Main Course[FL]

    03/19/2009 11:05:36 AM PDT · by BGHater · 18 replies · 765+ views
    NBC Miami ^ | 18 Mar 2009 | JEFF BURNSIDE and TODD WRIGHT
    Horses are being poached and slaughtered for their meat on the black market The story sounds like the summary of a bad horror flick. Dozens of horses disappearing in the dead of night only to be found stripped of skin and meat on a roadside. Other horses are discovered butchered in their stables by mortified owners. But the culprit isn't some half-wolf,half-man abomination that preys on thoroughbreds during the full moon. They are poachers from Miami's black market who sell the horses' meat, which is a popular delicacy among new arrivals from other countries to the area.The horse meat can...
  • Threats Force Tancredo To Cancel Miami Speech

    12/13/2006 3:02:07 PM PST · by CrawDaddyCA · 211 replies · 2,613+ views (South Florida) ^ | December 13, 2006 | Staff
    MIAMI -- Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo's trip to South Florida ran into trouble on Tuesday because of several threats. Tancredo sparked controversy recently when he likened Miami to a third-world country. The Republican representative was invited to speak at the Rusty Pelican restaurant on Virginia Key. But the restaurant canceled the appearance when the Miami Police Department received word that someone contacted the Miami Herald and said there would be trouble if Tancredo showed up. Miami police are investigating the threat. "We're trying to determine where that information came from and we're trying to determine if it's a credible threat...
  • CAFTA: Politics at Its Worst!

    08/05/2005 9:38:29 PM PDT · by The_Eaglet · 26 replies · 759+ views ^ | 8/5/2005 | Chuck Baldwin
    Most of us are aware that Congress has passed and President Bush has signed the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) into law. CAFTA is the latest in a series of international trade agreements to which the United States has committed itself. Sold to Congress as promoting "free trade," international agreements such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and now CAFTA are actually huge compromises of American sovereignty and independence for the benefit of wealthy international corporations.
  • Violence leads U.S. to close consulate

    07/30/2005 1:39:55 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 29 replies · 1,084+ views ^ | 7 29 05
    NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) -- The United States is closing its consulate in this violence-wracked border city for a week following a shootout in which assailants used machine guns, grenades and even a rocket launcher to attack a home, the U.S. Ambassador said Friday evening. In a statement from Mexico City, Tony Garza said "in light of this alarming incident and continued violence along the border, I have decided to suspend all operations except for emergency services for American citizens," for one week beginning Aug. 1. He said temporarily closing the consulate would allow officials to "access the security situation...
  • The Bush Proposal (Interesting article by Linda Chavez on the Immigration Proposal)

    01/08/2004 8:03:21 AM PST · by PhiKapMom · 441 replies · 1,301+ views
    Town Hall ^ | Jan 8, 2004 | Linda Chavez
    The Bush proposal Linda Chavez January 8, 2004 President Bush announced a sweeping new immigration reform proposal this week that could become a hot-button issue in the November election. For months, insiders have hinted that the president would propose a new guest worker program aimed at allowing more foreign workers into the country on a temporary basis. Widely favored by the American business community, a guest worker program would allow employers to fill jobs in industries that routinely experience shortages of workers willing to do the often difficult, dangerous jobs Americans shun -- at least at wages that allow employers...
  • Bush to Propose Broad AmnestyTell Congress to Say No!

    12/24/2003 10:32:04 AM PST · by Klickitat · 274 replies · 1,020+ views
    FAIR ^ | 12-24-03 | Fair staff
    Bush to Propose Broad Amnesty Tell Congress to Say No! We regret having to interrupt your holiday season with bad news on the immigration reform front, but the Washington Post reports this morning that President Bush and Karl Rove-in order to appeal to Hispanic voters-are poised to announce a sweeping amnesty plan during the second week of January. If you like amnesty, mass legal immigration, and the continued unprecedented decline in the American economic standard of living, you'll love President Bush's proposal. While the details of the plan remain unclear, President Bush is expected to propose an outline modeled after...
  • Increase of human waste on freeways worries officials

    12/17/2003 10:24:38 AM PST · by softengine · 28 replies · 331+ views
    The Tri City Herald ^ | Wednesday, December 17, 2003 | Shirley Wentworth
    It's not an unusual sight. And it's not a pretty sight. Plastic jugs filled with urine are becoming a common sight along the highways, particularly at freeway interchanges. "You wonder what's happening in our society," said Karen Cagle, who supervises highway cleanup crews in Eastern Washington. From March 4 to Nov. 27, 2002, one Adams County highway cleanup crew picked up 2,666 jugs of urine and 67 bags with human excrement in them. That's just one crew out of about 40 crews working in Adams County, and Cagle hasn't yet tallied the results for 2003. But the problem isn't limited...