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  • Hulk Hogan returning to pro wrestling

    10/27/2009 10:11:25 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 27 replies · 1,845+ views
    .reuters ^ | Oct 28, 2009
    Hulk Hogan is returning to the profession -- but not to the organization -- that made him a household name. Hogan is coming out of retirement to join TNA Wrestling (the name sounds dirty, but it actually stands for "Total Nonstop Action"), the outfit behind Spike TV's Thursday night series "TNA Impact." "I'm thrilled to be jumping back into the world of professional wrestling," said Hogan, 56. "My fans have been asking me to return to the business for many years on a full time basis, but the timing or the opportunity has never been right until now." His specific...
  • The New Jacobin Elite

    06/24/2009 11:20:11 PM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 56 replies · 2,050+ views
    The New American ^ | Wednesday, 24 June 2009 | William F. Jasper
    The New Jacobin Elite | Print | Written by William F. Jasper    Wednesday, 24 June 2009 06:00 The Socialist Party of Great Britain is celebrating the reissuing of Peter Taaffe’s book, The Masses Arise: The Great French Revolution 1789 -1815. “Its republication by Socialist Publications, in time for the 220th anniversary of this great event in July 2009, is extremely timely,” says the party’s website. A different page on the party’s site promoting the same book instructs readers: “An understanding of the French Revolution remains crucial for all revolutionaries. Marx, Engels, Lenin and Trotsky studied it intensely to gain an...
  • Global Temperature Is Dropping, Not Rising

    07/14/2009 11:05:02 AM PDT · by Signalman · 23 replies · 1,288+ views
    Repubx ^ | 7/13/2009 | DefendUSx
    Environmental doomsayers may still be claiming that we must radically reduce carbon-dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions in order to prevent catastrophic global warming, but they cling to that position despite the fact that the warming theyve been forecasting has not occurred. In fact, the average global temperature has gone down, not up, in recent years. The graph at this link from icecap.us shows that the average global temperature has been dropping since at least 2002, even though the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has been increasing. A graph based on satellite temperature readings can be found at the...
  • Merchant of Death Trial Still Looms

    05/28/2009 7:17:07 PM PDT · by Coleus · 496+ views
    tna ^ | 05.28.09 | William F. Jasper
    The Russian parliament and media refer to him merely as a Russian businessman. But to much of the rest of the world, Viktor Bout is known as the Merchant of Death, the most notorious member of the dark fraternity of global weapons traffickers who arm terrorist organizations, as well as the tyrannical regimes and brutal warlords and militias responsible for horrendous genocidal slaughters over the past two decades. Since his March 2008 arrest in Bangkok, Thailand, in an elaborate U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration sting, Viktor Bout has been in Bangkoks Klong Prem Special Prison awaiting trial. The U.S. Department of...
  • Nuclear Cleanup Funds Mismanaged

    05/28/2009 5:54:01 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 432+ views
    tna ^ | 05.20.09 | Steven J. DuBord
    As part of President Barack Obamas stimulus package, the Energy Department has begun releasing more than $6 billion in stimulus money to clean up 18 nuclear sites from New York to California, more than doubling the typical yearly funding for the program, a May 18 Washington Post story recounts. The sites were involved in Cold War-era nuclear weapons production, and the cleanup will deal with radioactive and chemically hazardous waste. But it is another type of waste that is causing a concerned reaction and prompting sharply worded warnings from some government officials and lawmakers who say the stimulus funding is...
  • A Logic Deficiency About Fuel Efficiency

    05/28/2009 5:48:55 PM PDT · by Coleus · 21 replies · 1,076+ views
    tna ^ | 05.20.09 | Steven J. DuBord
    Clearly pandering to the green lobby, President Barack Obama proposed on May 19 the highest auto fuel efficiency standards ever attempted in the United States, according to an Environment News Service story posted online that same day. A senior administration official told reporters Monday night that Obama's national program for higher Corporate Average Fuel Economy, CAFE, standards is scheduled to start in model year 2012. If the proposal is enacted, by 2016 the fleet average requirement would be 35.5 miles per gallon, said the official, who declined to be named. Currently the CAFE standard is 27.5 mpg for cars and...
  • Missing Link Coverage Goes Amiss (Fossil Ida)

    05/28/2009 5:31:10 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies · 596+ views
    tna ^ | 05.22.09 | Steven J. DuBord
    "Fossil Ida: extraordinary find is 'missing link' in human evolution," ran the Guardian headline on May 19. The media was abuzz with excitement over the find. As the website of New Scientist magazine pointed out in Why Ida fossil is not the missing link,even "Google's homepage evolved, incorporating an image of the new fossil nicknamed Ida into the company's logo. The fossil was nicknamed Ida by the paleontologist from Oslo University who assembled the scientific team to study it, Dr. Jrn Hurum. The Guardian mentioned that Hurum chose Ida's nickname because the diminutive creature is at the equivalent...
  • Tracking Your Digital Trail

    05/28/2009 4:48:59 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies · 735+ views
    tna ^ | 05.28.09 | Beverly K. Eakman
    Innocent-seeming questionnaires, tests, and surveys are increasingly being disseminated by government officials so that they have complete histories on every citizen. At this writing, Republican Congresswoman Virginia Foxx of North Carolina is busy apologizing for her politically incorrect gaffe in arguing against legislation that would expand federal hate-crime laws to include sexual orientation. She pointed to the infamous Matthew Shepard case as a hoax inasmuch as Shepards killers appeared to have been interested in drugs, not sexual-identity issues. Were Foxx a teenager today, she would be spared the necessity of balancing her conservative views on sexuality against the lefts Orwellian...
  • The Survivors by William F. Jasper(article about babies that have actually survived abortions)

    07/17/2005 8:55:17 PM PDT · by sfimom · 10 replies · 648+ views
    The New America ^ | January 17, 2000 | William F. Jasper
    The publisher does not permit any reposting of materials so I have only provided a link to a very moving article telling the stories of several babies that have survived abortions. Some of them are now adults and able to speak out for themselves and for the little ones that lack voices of their own yet.
  • Obamas Broken Promises at One Month

    02/24/2009 4:00:14 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies · 722+ views
    the new american ^ | 02.20.08 | Thomas Eddlem
    Recently, Americans have elected a string of lying presidents. First, there was George Bush the elder, who said "Read my lips, no new taxes, and then signed tax increases as president. Then we had Bill Clinton, who proclaimed to us: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. After that, George W. Bush blatantly lied to the American people when he said, Now, by the way, any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap, it requires a wiretap requires a court order. Nothing has changed, by the way. When we're talking about chasing...
  • Republican Governors Split on Stimulus

    02/24/2009 3:49:16 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 578+ views
    the new american ^ | 02.24.09 | Patrick Krey
    Obamas economic stimulus package is causing quite the stir among Americas governors, particularly the Republican ones. The New York Times reports: "Republican governors split sharply over the weekend over how to respond to the economic crisis, a debate whose outcome will go a long way toward shaping how the national party redefines itself in the wake of its election defeats of recent years." It looks like the Republican governors are dividing along the lines of moderates and conservatives. The epitome of moderate Republicans, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was one of the biggest advocates for the stimulus actually poked a...
  • The Heartland Institute's Climate-change Conference

    02/24/2009 11:06:03 AM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies · 400+ views
    the new american ^ | 02.02.09 | Ed Hiserodt
    The Second International Conference on Climate Change sponsored by the Heartland Institute of Chicago will be held March 8-10 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. While the mainstream media continues to parrot the claim of Al Gore and the UNs IPCC that the science is settled regarding global warming, the expected 1,000 attendees from across the globe are living, visual proof that such a claim is merely an excuse to avoid debate.The keynote speakers for the three-day conference are: Arthur Robinson, Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry at the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine. Among many other duties, Dr....
  • Holder: Race Agitate or Youre a Coward

    02/24/2009 10:58:30 AM PST · by Coleus · 15 replies · 912+ views
    the new american ^ | 02.22.09 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says that Americans are not part of the land of the free and the home of the brave but instead a nation of cowards when it comes to race. In a February 18 speech to Department of Justice (DOJ) employees, he said: "Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards. Though race related issues continue to occupy a significant portion of our political discussion, and though there remain many unresolved...
  • Coal in Your Cars Tank

    02/23/2009 8:18:10 PM PST · by Coleus · 32 replies · 1,053+ views
    the new american ^ | 06.09.09 | Ed Hiserodt
    In 1943, when Germany had virtually no sources of petroleum to fuel its Luftwaffe, U-boats, and Tiger tanks, its scientists (arguably among the best in the world at that time) didnt turn to solar and wind power. Evil does not equate to navet. Hitlers technical advisers turned to another energy source to keep their Wehrmacht running steadily for several years without petroleum. They used the Fischer-Tropsch process to convert coal into diesel fuel and employed the Bergius hydrogenation (or liquefaction) process to convert coal into aviation gasoline and high-quality truck and automobile gasoline.Coal-to-liquid TechnologiesGasoline and diesel fuel are hydrocarbons....
  • Another Look at Nuclear Energy

    04/26/2007 1:18:14 PM PDT · by Irontank · 2 replies · 533+ views
    The site of what is arguably the worlds leading research program in nuclear energy lies just a short drive from the city of Marseille through the picturesque and romantic countryside of southern France. At Cadarache, the Commissariat lnergie atomique, the French atomic energy agency, operates a complex of research facilities that is soon to be the home of ITER, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, which will be the most advanced and powerful Tokamak fusion reactor ever built. This reactor is being funded by the EU, China, Russia, the United States, and others. Though famous as the future site of...
  • Parallels With the Great Depression

    02/23/2009 7:57:05 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 761+ views
    the new american ^ | 02.04.09 | Charles Scaliger
    What began early last year as a "credit crunch" and an "economic downturn" is now being characterized as a "long, severe recession." Once upon a time, such a crisis was known as a "depression" before Americans became squeamish about such stark language. As with our reluctant semantic retreat from "credit crunch" to "recession," the reality of another Great Depression will probably not be acknowledged until years after the fact. But America and the rest of the modern world, by doggedly pursuing the same mistaken policies of the 1920s and '30s, have made a full-blown depression lasting years, not months,...
  • President Obama's Militant Muslim Connections

    02/23/2009 7:53:01 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies · 549+ views
    the new american ^ | 02.03.09 | William F. Jasper
    President Barack Obama's inaugural committee billed his January 20 National Prayer Service at the National Cathedral as a celebration of America's "diversity of faith." Among the official participants offering prayers at the event was Dr. Ingrid Mattson, president of the Islamic Society of North America. Mattson was also a guest speaker later that evening at the first Muslim Inaugural Celebration at the Thurgood Marshall Center in Washington, D.C. This was not the first time Mattson had been so honored at Obama shindigs; she was also given center stage at the Democratic Convention's opening interfaith prayer service last August in Denver....
  • Whatever Happened to Global Warming?

    02/07/2009 8:42:10 PM PST · by Delacon · 48 replies · 3,310+ views
    New American ^ | Thursday, 05 February 2009 | Ed Hiserodt
    Now that record-cold temperatures across the globe are making a mockery of human-caused global warming, we look to see if this is merely a "weather hiccup." Judge: Counselor, do you have anything to say before I pronounce sentence on the accused? Attorney: Yes, your honor. Might I remind you that the victim my client was accused of murdering showed up earlier and is very much alive, sitting there in the front row? Judge: Sir, this court does not deal in trivialities. Attorney: But your honor, I'd respectfully suggest that since there is no victim, there has been no crime and...
  • POWs: Forgetting Those Left Behind

    02/23/2009 7:40:45 PM PST · by Coleus · 10 replies · 395+ views
    the new american ^ | 10.16.08 | William F. Jasper
    Considering that John McCain himself was a POW during the Vietnam War, why is he so dismissive of the evidence that other POWs remained in captivity after the war's end? When the Senate created the Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs in mid-summer 1991," writes Vietnam veteran and POW activist Ted Sampley, "a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll showed 69 percent of Americans surveyed believed Americans remained captive in Southeast Asia and 75 percent said the U.S. government was not doing enough to bring them home." Like the many Americans seeking a thorough accounting of our POWs and MIAs, Sampley had...
  • Jimmie Vaughan:The rhythm and blues of America

    12/10/2008 1:59:21 PM PST · by AmericanHunter · 74 replies · 2,372+ views
    The New American ^ | 12-10-08 | Kelly Taylor Holt
    Famed Blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan tells about his involvement in the movement to restore our constitutional republic. Guitar Player magazine called Jimmie Vaughan "a living legend." He's one of the most respected guitarists in the world of popular music. He started playing guitar when he was 13, and his mother said of his immediate adeptness, "It was like he played it all his life." His fans aren't just "fans"; they include other guitarists and musicians of significant renown, including Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and his brother, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. He is that good. But...