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  • Obama threatens, then backs down

    03/16/2014 6:11:16 AM PDT · by Dartman · 57 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Mar 15/14 | Ezra Levant
    On Thursday, Barack Obama was talking tough about Russia. His secretary of state, John Kerry, issued an ultimatum to Vladimir Putin. If Putin did not stop his troops massing on the Ukrainian border, “there will be a very serious series of steps on Monday.” That’s what he said on Thursday. On Friday, he capitulated. Kerry capitulated, that is. Not Putin. On Friday, Kerry not only erased any threat he had made. He positively made concessions to Russia. He said that Russia has “legitimate interests in Ukraine.” As in, Russia legitimately has as say in a foreign, sovereign, independent country. Kerry...
  • China Threatens Military Action Against Japan

    12/04/2013 9:01:44 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 32 replies
    New Zeal ^ | December 4, 2013 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    With no major world power posing any kind of a threat to them, China is donning their war paint and swaggering towards conflict. On the eve of Joe Biden visiting Japan, China ratcheted up the rhetoric of war and militarily threatened Japan over China’s newly declared air defense zone. They boldly state they will ‘enforce’ new aircraft controls in a maneuver that amounts to a dare to Japan to step over this midair red line. Poke, poke, threaten, dare – repeat until something happens: Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yangsheng accused Japan in a statement of “making trouble” and he...
  • CBS NEWS: HIGH Medicaid enrollment threatens Obamacare…

    10/25/2013 5:44:54 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 58 replies
    The Right Scoop via CBS ^ | 10-25-2013 | The Right Scoop via CBS
    Apparently the numbers of people enrolling in Medicare are far higher than expected and could take away from the base of healthy people needed to make Obamacare work:
  • Holder Threatens Kansas Over New Gun Law

    05/02/2013 10:33:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/2/13 | Debra Heine
    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback received a letter today from Attorney General Eric Holder threatening action against the state should it enforce SB102, the pro 2nd Amendment law Brownback signed into law last month. The new law declares that the federal government has no power to regulate guns manufactured, sold and kept only in Kansas. Any act, law, treaty, order, rule or regulation of the government of the United States which violates the second amendment to the constitution of the United States is null, void and unenforceable in the state of Kansas. The legislation made it a felony for a federal...
  • Man Allegedly Threatens To Bomb Hooters In Hollywood

    04/18/2013 6:16:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 4/18/13 | staff
    HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) —A man allegedly threatened to blow up a Hooters in Hollywood Thursday. Police said a suspect walked inside the restaurant in the 6900 block of Hollywood Blvd. around 4:50 p.m. and told customers he had a bomb. He then reportedly left the device inside and walked out. A portion of Hollywood Blvd. and the Chinese Theatre are closed during the investigation.
  • (Giant) Goldfish influx threatens to cloud pristine Lake Tahoe waters

    02/22/2013 11:47:37 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/22/13 | Laila Kearney | Reuters
    VALLEJO, California (Reuters) - Giant goldfish have mysteriously found their way into the famously crystalline waters of Lake Tahoe, the nation's second-deepest lake, alarming researchers and raising questions about the invasive species' long-term effects. Goldfish weighing as much as 4 pounds and measuring up to a 1-1/2 feet in length have recently been caught in Tahoe, which straddles the California-Nevada border, and scientists say the influx threatens native species while posing a potential waste pollution problem. "These fish are competing with the native fish, and that's a big part of the problem," said Heather Segale, spokeswoman for the Tahoe Environmental...
  • Union Protester Threatens to Kill Conservative Steven Crowder

    12/11/2012 1:07:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 67 replies
    town hall ^ | 12/11/12 | Katie Pavlich
    As reported earlier, conservative comedian Steven Crowder was physically assaulted by union protesters today in Lansing, Michigan. Video has surfaced of Crowder being punched repeatedly in the face and one man is heard yelling, "I'll kill a motherf*cker with a gun!"
  • Hamas threatens to fire rockets at Israeli civilians: "We may get you in your sleep"

    11/18/2012 10:10:40 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/18/12 | palwatch
    "From the Al-Qassam Brigades to the Zionists: Don't go to sleep because we may get you in your sleep." [Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Nov. 18, 2012]
  • Romney’s Rust Belt Surge Threatens Obama’s Firewall

    10/18/2012 8:13:11 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 26 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | Published October 18, 2012 | Chris Stirewalt
    “I hear Pittsburgh is very nice this time of year.” -- A senior Romney campaign staffer talking to Power Play about the strategy for the closing weeks of the campaign. Two weeks ago, Mitt Romney trailed in five Rust Belt battleground states by an average of 6.9 points in the Real Clear Politics Average of polls. This morning, his average deficit was just 3.2 points. While all 11 swing states have moved his direction since the Republican nominee’s boffo performance in his first debate with President Obama, Romney has seen the most significant improvement in the core column of the...
  • Climate change threatens California power supply - report

    07/31/2012 8:16:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/31/12 | Rory Carroll | Reuters
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California's electricity sector is more vulnerable to climate change than previously thought, as higher temperatures will impede the state's ability to generate and transmit power while demand for air conditioning rises, a report said Tuesday. The data is part of the latest report released by the California Natural Resources Agency and the California Energy Commission, which are trying to help state and local leaders prepare for life in the hotter, drier California of the future. (Report: http://r.reuters.com/zag79s) Wildlife, agriculture and coastal communities are also at serious risk from climate change, the report said. Sea levels could...
  • Democrat Threatens Tea Party Girl (outside a Synagogue)

    07/17/2012 8:12:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 16, 2012 | OneQuirkyGirl
    <p>During a public event at the Reform Congregation - Keneseth Israel in Jenkintown, Pa for Obama (which no Republicans were invited to speak at) - We arrived to find Myron Goldman - a Jewish American for Romney handing out literature. He was told to leave.</p>
  • ‘Obama Fanatic’ Threatens to Fill AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio With a ‘Thousand Bullet Holes,’

    01/29/2012 10:09:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 1/27/12 | Tiffany Gabbay
    <p>A “fanatical supporter” of President Barack Obama has been taken into custody and is now the prime suspect in the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio death threat investigation. The diligent team at 550KFYI alerted The Blaze that 33-year-old Adam Eugene Cox was arrested in Tennessee Friday on an unrelated warrant for assault. Cox said he planned to brutally slay Arpaio and his family, vowing the Sheriff ”will be filled with a thousand bullet holes before the year is out.”</p>
  • Iran Threatens To Torpedo US Carriers In The Persian Gulf

    01/19/2012 10:28:22 AM PST · by Strategy · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 18, 2012
    Underscoring its desire to keep U.S. aircraft carriers from the Persian Gulf, a senior Iranian military commander today announced his possible plan to ambush the American fleet. Chalk this one up to more bluster, or part of a mounting back and forth rhetoric headed nowhere good, either way - Tehran plans to rely on its subs. Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army's Self-Sufficiency Jihad, Rear Admiral Farhad Amiri told Fars that Iran has the finest electic diesel submarines in the world, and that while the U.S. has focused on Tehran's "astonishing surface capabilities," it has forgotten about the underwater threat....
  • Iran Threatens 'Street War' in Tel Aviv

    11/08/2011 11:00:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies · 1+ views
    INN ^ | 11/8/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    The head of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said on Tuesday that Iran would start a 'street war' in Tel Aviv if its nuclear program was attacked. "Israel is not big enough to launch a military strike on Iran, but if it takes such a foolish decision, the Iranian military will fight with the Zionist soldiers in Tel Aviv streets... and will force them out of the Palestinian soil," Seyed Hossein Naqavi said. Naqavi also warned, should Tehran's nuclear program be attacked, the battlefield won't be in Iran, but "the entirety of Europe and the US."...
  • Report: US Threatens Cairo Aid Money Over Grapel, Tensions

    08/29/2011 11:44:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 8/29/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Egyptian daily Al-Masry al-Youm reported Monday that Israel is behind a US bid to force Cairo to reduce tensions with Israel following a deadly border incident wherein at least three Egyptian soldiers were inadvertently killed by Israeli soldiers pursuing terrorists involved in a deadly terror attack that left 8 Israelis dead. According to the report Washington has threatened to reduce aid to Cairo - which it was planning to dramatically increase - unless it releases Ilan Grapel, an Israeli-American tourist in Egypt who has been accused of being a Mossad spy. Grapel was arrested at his downtown Cairo hotel by...
  • Libya threatens to become terrorist arms depot

    08/28/2011 9:42:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/28/11 | DAVID ROSENBERG / THE MEDIA LINE
    Post-Gaddafi chaos exposes arsenals of small arms and chemicals to raids by smugglers and militants. The collapse of strongman Muamar Gaddafi’s government and the ensuing chaos in Libya could prove to be boon to the militant groups in Africa and the Middle East by opening up arsenals of weaponry ranging from small arms to chemicals, experts are warning. Rebels have seized much of the country including most of the capital Tripoli, but as of late Thursday they were still battling Gaddafi loyalists and struggling to establish law and order in a country wracked by six months of civil war. Unorganized...
  • Lake Tahoe: Smallmouth bass threatens native fish (Ya Can Blame the Erie Canal..)

    08/19/2011 2:37:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 8/19/11 | Peter Fimrite
    A highly aggressive species of fish has been found in Lake Tahoe, and environmental scientists are afraid the nonnative invader will gobble up native fish and ruin decades of work to improve water clarity, researchers said Tuesday. ... "It really shocked us. You can think of it this way: There is a new bully in the neighborhood," said Sudeep Chandra, a university limnologist who was working with the California Department of Fish and Game on a study of invasive species when the discovery was made six weeks ago. .. The Department of Fish and Game has been working with Chandra...
  • Wow! Rick Perry Threatens Bernanke, And Says More QE Would Be "Almost Treasonous"

    08/15/2011 10:25:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 123 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8/15/11 | Joe Weisenthal & Zeke Miller
    The politicization of monetary policy being taken to a brand new level. ThinkProgress reports: Speaking just now in Iowa, Perry said, “If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I dunno what y’all would do to him in Iowa but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in history is almost treasonous in my opinion.” Treason is a capital offense. The remark appeared to be in response to a question from an attendee at the event, but it does not seem to be off the
  • Climate change threatens (whitebark) pine tree, U.S. says

    07/21/2011 8:51:15 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/20/11 | Juliet Eilperin - Washington Post
    <p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined Monday that whitebark pine, a tree found atop mountains across the American West, faces an "imminent" risk of extinction because of factors including climate change.</p> <p>The decision is significant because it marks the first time the federal government has identified climate change as one of the driving factors for why a broad-ranging tree species could disappear. The Canadian government has declared whitebark pine to be endangered throughout its entire range; a recent study found that 80 percent of whitebark pine forests in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem are dead or dying.</p>
  • Egyptian Leader Threatens Jews, Christians…All of Humanity: ‘Whole World Belongs to Us’

    07/08/2011 6:28:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/8/11 | Billy Hallowell
    Lately, a slew of video clips have been leaking that expose radically terrifying and offensive words coming from the mouths of Egypt’s Islamic leaders. Recently, we had Ahmed Ezz El-Arab, who said that the Holocaust was a lie and that the U.S. is responsible for 9/11. And who can forget Salafi Shaykh Muhammad Hassan’s statement that Islam prefers immoral men…or Shaykh Sa‘id ’Abd-al-’Azim’s belief that democracy is a “retarded” idea? Now, to add to our list of “Egyptian Leaders Behaving Badly,” we have Egyptian Shaykh Safwat Hegazy who can be seen, below, threatening Jews, Christians and the entire human race....
  • ACLU Threatens N.J. High School With Legal Action Over Graduation at Christian-Owned Site

    05/17/2011 1:19:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/17/11 | Cristina Corbin
    A New Jersey high school with a 70-year tradition of hosting graduation ceremonies in a historic auditorium is standing firm against legal threats from the American Civil Liberties Union, which claims the event violates the separation of church and state because of the Christian-owned site's religious displays. For generations, graduates of Neptune High School have walked down the aisle of the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, where the impressive 6,500-seat venue dominates the landscape of one of the area’s most historic beach towns. Built in 1894, the auditorium is owned and operated by the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association,
  • Denmark threatens to thwart EU open border policy

    05/12/2011 3:12:47 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    France 24 ^ | 5/12/2011 | Gaëlle Faure
    Denmark was on a collision course with the European Union on Thursday as it defended a plan to unilaterally enforce stricter border controls, a policy which reflects growing resentment across Europe toward the EU “open-border” policy. "We see a rise in cross-border crime: drugs, east European gangs, human trafficking, money smuggling... And one of the efficient ways to fight this is border control," Danish Finance Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen said Wednesday on Danish television, adding that the enforcement measures would “be put in place as soon as possible.” Danish authorities have planned to invest over €20 million in more customs...
  • Big Government Teacher Threatens to Kill Her Boss, Union Gets Her Six Figure Pay Day

    05/12/2011 9:36:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    big government ^ | 5/12/11 | Kyle Olson
    Earlier this year, Education Action Group released a chart documenting the 15 separate steps involved in firing a tenured teacher in the state of New Jersey. The process involves a months-long investigation followed by a trial which can last a year or more. All told, it takes between two and five years (and a pile of money) to terminate an ineffective teacher in the Garden State. The destructive nature of teacher tenure is, of course, not confined to New Jersey. If it were, we could all rest easy knowing that Gov. Chris Christie is on the case. Unfortunately, teacher tenure...
  • Bangladesh: Islamic cleric threatens jihad if child marriage is banned

    04/22/2011 12:44:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/22/11 | Marisol
    Surely, Islamic apologists in the West will get right on the line to this guy and explain that, no, Aisha was 16, 18, didn't know how old she was, was only "nine" in Galapagos tortoise-years, or whatever other excuse they might cook up. The problem? Islamic texts and traditions say otherwise, and Muslims follow them. Indeed, the heart of the problem is this: Muhammad did it. The example of Muhammad, "a beautiful pattern of conduct" according to Qur'an 33:21, cannot be set aside, or standards he set "updated," lest one imply Muhammad made a mistake. That would not only insult...
  • Amazon threatens to cut Calif. affiliates over taxes

    03/02/2011 2:29:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    CNET News ^ | 3/2/11 | Steven Musil
    Amazon.com has threatened to cut off more than 10,000 affiliates in California if state lawmakers pass legislation requiring the Internet retailer to collect sales tax from state residents. Seattle-based Amazon said four bills introduced in the state legislature are unconstitutional because they would require sellers with no physical presence in California to collect sales tax from its residents (Snip) "In no uncertain terms, Amazon has made it clear to me that the checks they send Californians will be cut off overnight if pending legislation aimed at regulating their operations becomes law."
  • Hezbollah threatens Israeli leaders ("anytime, anywhere" to avenge a top operative's killing)

    02/16/2011 9:20:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/16/11 | Natacha Yazbeck - AFP
    BEIRUT (AFP) – The head of Hezbollah urged his fighters on Wednesday to stand ready to take Galilee in any future Lebanon-Israel war and threatened Israeli leaders "anytime, anywhere" to avenge a top operative's killing. "I say to the fighters of the Islamic Resistance: Be ready. If a new war is imposed on Lebanon we may ask you to take Galilee, to free Galilee," Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech to mark his Shiite party's martyrs' day. "I hope the people of Israel have good bomb shelters," he added. Nasrallah vowed that the assassination of Imad Mughnieh, killed in...
  • Hizbullah Threatens UN Forces

    12/08/2010 5:40:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 12/8/10 | staff
    Former Lebanese government cabinet minister Wi'am Wahhab, a pro-Syrian politician allied with the Hizbullah, has "warned" that UNIFIL peacekeeping forces in southern Lebanon will not be safe if the UN releases a report blaming the Hizbullah for the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
  • North Korea threatens continued strikes on South

    11/23/2010 3:16:30 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | November 23, 2010
    North Korea threatens continued strikes on South Breaking News: President Lee meets in bunker; witness tells TV channel fire on island burning out of control By Agencies Smoke rises from South Korean Yeonpyeong Island after being hit by dozens of artillery shells fired by North Korea November 23, 2010. Several South Korean civilians and soldiers were wounded and many others were being evacuated to bunkers on Tuesday, a Seoul television reported. The island is located near the western maritime border between the two Koreas, 11 km (7 miles) from the North and about 115 km (71 miles) northwest of Seoul....
  • Obama Power Grabs Threaten Our Democracy

    10/20/2010 1:31:16 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | October 20, 2010 | Fred Dardick
    Something is very broken in our government, and I’m not talking about the trillions in wasteful spending by Democrats in Washington. It’s something else that I believe will be regarded as the true legacy of the Obama presidency—a tectonic shift in the balance of power from private citizens and our elected representatives in Congress to the executive branch.
  • EXCLUSIVE: CBS2 Reporter Threatens Journalist Over Rahm Questioning

    10/13/2010 10:25:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 10/13/10 | Dana Loesch
    We’ve often said that the media “protects” President Obama but this video from WIND radio host and Big Blogs contributor William Kelly shows this allegation literally. Kelly, a Chicagoan, was there when Rahm Emmanuel was pressing the flesh, kissing babies, and greeting reporters. Emmanuel didn’t account for unassuming Kelly to fire off serious journalistic questions more pressing than the requisite “how’s it feel to be back?” Kelly didn’t account for was the manner in which Chicago reporters behaved. Are these reporters or palace guards? In the video you see them physically move to shield Emmanuel from Kelly’s questioning, as though...
  • President Ahmedinejad Threatens U.S. With War 'Without Boundaries'

    09/21/2010 10:02:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/21/10 | Thomas Nagorski
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad warned the Obama administration today that if Iran's nuclear facilities are attacked, the U.S. will face a war that "would know no boundaries." He said that Iran is on the brink of becoming a nuclear power, and warned Israel and the U.S. against attacking its nuclear facilities. Asked about the possibility of a U.S.-supported Israeli air strike against Iran, the fiery Iranian leader said an attack would be considered an act of war, and suggested the U.S. is unprepared for the consequences.
  • NKorea threatens SKorea for taking it to UN

    06/06/2010 10:51:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 381+ views
    seattlepi.com ^ | 6/6/10 | HYUNG-JIN KIM
    SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea threatened Sunday to retaliate against South Korea for taking it to the U.N. Security Council over the deadly sinking of a warship, calling the action an "intolerable provocation." South Korea officially asked the U.N. Security Council on Friday to punish North Korea, accusing its nuclear-armed communist neighbor of blowing apart one of its warships with a torpedo, killing 46 sailors. It was the first time Seoul has taken Pyongyang to the Security Council for an inter-Korean provocation, despite a history of being attacked by the North.
  • Europeans Fear Crisis Threatens Liberal Benefits

    05/23/2010 3:58:51 PM PDT · by Leisler · 21 replies · 847+ views
    PARIS — Across Western Europe, the “lifestyle superpower,” the assumptions and gains of a lifetime are suddenly in doubt. The deficit crisis that threatens the euro has also undermined the sustainability of the European standard of social welfare, built by left-leaning governments since the end of World War II. Europeans have boasted about their social model, with its generous vacations and early retirements, its national health care systems and extensive welfare benefits, contrasting it with the comparative harshness of American capitalism. Europeans have benefited from low military spending, protected by NATO and the American nuclear umbrella. They have also translated...
  • Fed says Europe crisis threatens economy

    05/20/2010 11:17:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 521+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/20/10 | Pedro Nicolaci da Costa
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Europe's debt crisis poses a "potentially serious" risk to the U.S. economic recovery because it threatens global credit markets and large American banks, a top Federal Reserve official said on Thursday. Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo said Europe's debt woes, if not contained, could cause financial markets to freeze and spark a global crisis akin to the market meltdown of late 2008. Until last week, Fed officials had been playing down the possible impact to the United States from Europe's turmoil. "The European sovereign debt problems are a potentially serious setback," Tarullo said in testimony prepared for deliver...
  • Appropriations Chair Threatens To De-Fund Attorney General Over Health Care Suit

    03/27/2010 2:20:08 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 26 replies · 1,243+ views
    http://biggovernment.com ^ | 3-27-10 | Nathan A. Benefield
    In a response to Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett’s decision to join 13 other states in filing a lawsuit against the federal health care legislation, PA House Appropriations Chairman Dwight Evans threatened to “do whatever it takes” to thwart the AG’s efforts. Incensed, Evans even went so far as to say he would be willing to cut off all state appropriations to the Office of the Attorney General to prevent Corbett from fighting this legislation.
  • Suddenly close Mass. race threatens national Dems

    01/19/2010 2:27:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 1,547+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/19/10 | Glenn Johnson and Liz Sidoti - ap
    BOSTON – In a contest with major national implications, Massachusetts voters chose a successor to the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy on Tuesday in a down-to-the-wire election that became a referendum on President Barack Obama's sweeping health care overhaul and his first year in office. A loss — or even a narrow victory — by once-favored Democrat Martha Coakley to insurgent Republican Scott Brown in this Democratic stronghold could signal big political problems for the president's party this fall when House, Senate and gubernatorial candidates are on the ballot nationwide. More immediately at stake was a critical 60th vote for...
  • White House threatens defense spending bill veto (if F-22 funds are included)

    06/24/2009 4:42:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 589+ views
    WASHINGTON — Preparing for a possible showdown with Congress, the White House has threatened to veto a $680 billion military spending bill if it contains money for jet fighters the Pentagon doesn't want. In a statement of administration policy, President Barack Obama's Office of Management and Budget said the $369 million a House committee added to the bill for 12 additional F-22 fighters runs counter to the "collective judgment" of the military's top leaders.
  • Global crisis threatens to undo all U.N.'s work: Ban

    10/25/2008 9:01:13 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 537+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/25/08 | Patrick Worsnip
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned his top lieutenants on Friday that the global financial crisis jeopardized everything the United Nations has done to help the world's poor and hungry. "It threatens to undermine all our achievements and all our progress," Ban told a meeting of U.N. agency chiefs devoted to the crisis. "Our progress in eradicating poverty and disease. Our efforts to fight climate change and promote development. To ensure that people have enough to eat." At a meeting also attended by the heads of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, Ban said the credit...
  • New al Qaeda Video Threatens Large Scale Attacks

    09/21/2008 9:54:37 PM PDT · by do the dhue · 29 replies · 337+ views
    In a video marking the seventh anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, al Qaeda’s top leader in Afghanistan vows more “large-scale” attacks against the United States and its allies. In another segment, the personal adviser to Taliban leader Mullah Omar says al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is alive and well. Al Qaeda leaders featured on the video promise more violence against their enemies. “We inform the forces of the Cross and their apostate agents that the Mujahedeen’s policy in the coming stage, God permitting, is going to be more major, large-scale attacks like the Kandahar prison operation, the...
  • Nigerian Group Threatens to End Talks for Israeli Hostage

    08/28/2008 7:21:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 182+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 8-28-08 | Hana Levi Julian
    (IsraelNN.com) A Nigerian group threatened to break off negotiations for the release of kidnapped Israeli businessman on Thursday night, using the excuse that Israel National News had referred to its members as "terrorists" in a story published earlier Thursday. The group, the "Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta" (MEND), denied responsibility for kidnapping the 60-year-old Israeli businessman who was working in Nigeria but offered assistance in negotiations for his release. According to a report in Reuters, MEND, which is comprised of indigenous gunmen, said Thursday evening that the Israeli hostage "has been located and seems to be a...
  • Man threatens to jump from Hart atrium (Senate Hart Office Building)

    07/21/2008 5:38:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 182+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7/21/08 | Jordy Yager
    An unidentified Chinese man has been threatening to jump from the seventh floor of the Senate Hart Office Building's inner atrium since around 5:45 p.m., according to U.S. Capitol Police. Police negotiators are conversing with the man through a Chinese translator and are attempting to coax him off of the shallow ledge on the outside of the glass wall overlooking the office building’s atrium. “We don’t know very much right now,” said Senate Sergeant at Arms Terrance Gainer. “We don’t know what his issue is or what office he visited. The police are trying to calm the situation and see...
  • Karzai threatens to send forces into Pakistan (Afghanistan fed up with cross-border attacks)

    06/15/2008 10:07:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 163+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/15/08 | Jason Straziuso - ap
    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan President Hamid Karzai threatened Sunday to send Afghan troops across the border to fight militants in Pakistan, a forceful warning to insurgents and the Pakistani government that his country is fed up with cross-border attacks. Karzai said Afghanistan has the right to self defense, and because militants cross over from Pakistan "to come and kill Afghan and kill coalition troops, it exactly gives us the right to do the same." Speaking at a Sunday news conference, Karzai warned Pakistan-based Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud that Afghan forces would target him on his home turf. Mehsud is suspected...
  • CA: Obscure veto threatens $3 billion loss to state from power settlements (EOB veto boo-boo?)

    06/12/2008 2:34:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 151+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 6/12/08 | John Howard
    When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger used his veto power to eliminate the obscure Electricity Oversight Board, he put at risk $3 billion in state funds – money due the state from settlements with power merchants who victimized California during the electricity crisis. The governor’s 2007 action removing the EOB also means oversight over the state’s electricity grid is likely to be placed under the control of the PUC, which would entail a significant expansion of the authority of the Public Utilities Commission. This maneuvering comes amid an intensifying power clash between the Legislature and the Public Utilities Commission, led by president...
  • Preservationists: Gas drilling threatens carvings (Utah's Nine Mile Canyon)

    05/28/2008 12:24:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 85+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/28/08 | Mike Stark - ap
    WELLINGTON, Utah - Along Utah's Nine Mile Canyon lies what some call the longest art gallery in the world — thousands of prehistoric rock carvings and paintings of bighorn sheep and other wildlife, hunters wielding spears, and warriors engaged in hand-to-hand combat. But now, a dramatic increase in natural gas drilling is proposed on the plateau above the canyon, and preservationists fear trucks will kick up dust that will cover over the images. And they worry that one possible solution — a chemical dust suppressant — could make things worse by corroding the rock. "They're irreplaceable," said Steve Tanner, a...
  • Olmert scandal threatens political storm

    05/28/2008 10:34:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 49+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/28/08 | Matti Friedman - ap
    JERUSALEM - The scandal enveloping Prime Minister Ehud Olmert could force him from power and throw Israel's fractious political system into turmoil. If Olmert exits and his government falls, polls indicate that hard-liner Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud Party are well-positioned to take power. That would likely have serious implications for the government's efforts to negotiate peace deals with the Palestinians and with Syria. On Wednesday, one of Olmert's key coalition partners, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, said Olmert had to step aside, and he threatened to topple the coalition and go to new elections if he doesn't. Barak's ultimatum left...
  • YouTube: Viacom challenge threatens Internet freedom

    05/26/2008 1:17:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 113+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/26/08 | Larry Neumeister - ap
    NEW YORK - A $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit over YouTube's ability to keep copyrighted material off its popular video-sharing site threatens how hundreds of millions of people exchange all kinds of information on the Internet, owner Google Inc. said. The company's lawyers made the claim in papers filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan as Google responded to Viacom Inc.'s latest lawsuit alleging that the Internet has led to "an explosion of copyright infringement" by YouTube and others. The back-and-forth between the companies has intensified since Viacom brought its lawsuit last year, saying it was owed damages for the...
  • Congresswoman threatens to nationalize oil industry (Maxine Waters)

    05/23/2008 10:10:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies · 924+ views
    WND ^ | 5-23-08 | staff
    In a grilling of oil executives by a House panel yesterday, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., threatened to nationalize the industry if it didn't do something about the rising prices at the pump. A report by Fox News, captured in a clip posted on YouTube.com, showed Waters challenging the president of Shell Oil, John Hofmeister, to guarantee the prices consumers pay will go down if the oil companies are allowed to drill wherever they want off of U.S. shores.
  • Government threatens to deport nun

    03/06/2008 5:20:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 136+ views
    KTBS 3 - Shreveport ^ | 3/6/08 | Jim Roberts
    Sister Cristina Angelini has been called the heart and soul of Shreveport's Renzi Center, an early child development center run by the Catholic church. But the federal government might be getting ready to tear that heart out. In a country where there are millions of illegal aliens -- and a shortage of Catholic sisters -- the feds are threatening to make her leave and return to her native Italy. Exactly why, the government couldn't tell KTBS News today. It might be a bureaucratic mixup. Sister Cristina got a letter from the government last week, telling her she must leave the...
  • Wildlife officials: Bakersfield development threatens cactus

    03/06/2008 1:15:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 199+ views
    State wildlife officials have told city planners that an approved development slated to be built on Bakersfield's northeast bluffs threatens an endangered cactus. The California Department of Fish and Game says a planned housing subdivision known as The Canyons would wipe out about 100 Bakersfield cactus plants, a species found only around the city. The agency said the cactus could not recover from the loss. If the project goes forward, the agency has threatened to void a 1994 agreement with the city allowing developers to destroy some endangered species in exchange for fees to conserve habitat elsewhere.
  • Chavez threatens to halt oil sales to US ("economic warfare Hugo-style")

    02/10/2008 3:26:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 66+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/10/08 | Sandra Sierra - ap
    CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez on Sunday threatened to cut off oil sales to the United States in an "economic war" if Exxon Mobil Corp. wins court judgments to seize billions of dollars in Venezuelan assets. Exxon Mobil has gone after the assets of state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA in U.S., British and Dutch courts as it challenges the nationalization of a multibillion dollar oil project by Chavez's government. A British court has issued an injunction "freezing" as much as $12 billion in assets. "If you end up freezing (Venezuelan assets) and it harms us, we're going...