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  • #nevertrump signatures

    05/07/2016 4:26:21 PM PDT · by stocksthatgoup · 49 replies
    #nevertrump ^ | Current | Never trump website
    We, the undersigned, will never vote for Donald Trump. We stand united to defend basic, common decency and Constitutional principles. And we will do our part to deny Donald Trump the Republican nomination and ensure that he never becomes Commander-in-Chief. Never means never. 36,829 people have signed their name to this pledge. We need to stand together and send a clear message that we reject Trump. Add your name now.
  • Mic Gillette, founding Member of Tower of Power, Dies at 64

    01/18/2016 4:00:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Monday, January 18, 2016 | Evan Sernoffsky
    Mic Gillette, renowned trumpet and trombone player and founding member of the legendary Oakland funky soul band Tower of Power, died suddenly of a heart attack over the weekend. He was 64. Gillette started playing with members of seminal funk outfit back in 1966 and as first trumpet, he was a powerful sonic force behind Tower of Power’s rise to prominence in the 1970s. “The Tower of Power family was stunned today by the news that Mic Gillette, our dear friend and bandmate going back to 1966, passed away,” bandleader Emilio Castillo announced on the group’s website Sunday night. “Mic...
  • Top Secret emails found as Clinton probe expands to key aides

    08/11/2015 6:05:16 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 8-11-2015 | Anita Kumar, Marisa Taylor and Greg Gordon
    <p>As pressure builds on Hillary Clinton to explain her official use of personal email while serving as secretary of state, she faced new complications Tuesday. It was disclosed her top aides are being drawn into a burgeoning federal inquiry and that two emails on her private account have been classified as Top Secret.</p>
  • Former Imam Of Mecca's Grand Mosque: There Is No Escaping Reform To Bring Islam Back...[taqiyya]

    06/02/2015 9:20:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 6-2-15
    In a February 22, 2015 article in the Saudi daily Al-Riyadh, Sheikh 'Adel Al-Kalbani, the former imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, attacked the extremism of the Islamic State (ISIS) and groups like it. He said that it takes more than mere words, condemnation, and even fatwas to halt the spread of ISIS's ideas and prevent young people from joining its ranks it requires reform in Islam that will restore its original tolerant character. Stating that Islam is fundamentally tolerant and that the Prophet and his Companions were lenient with those who disagreed with them, Al-Kalbani added that...
  • BBC drop the big one. Clarkson out from Top Gear!

    03/25/2015 11:09:12 AM PDT · by Vanders9 · 56 replies
    BBC ^ | 03/25/15 | BBC
    The BBC's director general Tony Hall has confirmed that Jeremy Clarkson will not have his Top Gear contract renewed, after a physical assault on one of his colleagues.
  • Jeremy Clarkson 'to be sacked TODAY' after BBC probe finds he launched '30-second attack' [tr]

    03/25/2015 6:53:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 25, 2015 | Martin Robinson, Emma Glanfield, and Corey Charlton
    Jeremy Clarkson said today he has not 'heard a thing' from the BBC despite claims bosses have already decided to sack him. The corporation's internal investigation has reportedly concluded the star, 54, launched a 30-second physical attack on a Top Gear producer during their steak dinner 'fracas'. Clarkson was suspended two weeks ago for allegedly punching Oisin Tymon in the face when he was offered a plate of cold cuts instead of steak and chips after a long day of filming. Sources have said that the BBC allegedly found Clarkson spent 20 minutes verbally abusing the producer in a luxury...

    01/13/2015 8:48:45 AM PST · by kingu · 41 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Dana Kennedy
    ... The Kalashnikovs, the identity cards the [killers] supposedly left behind, it was all staged, said Boular, as his friends nodded in agreement. It was a conspiracy designed by the Jews to make Muslims look bad. Wed rather just stay where we are." ... (Another said) The man, who gave his named as Mohamed, also said he was a devout Muslim but then changed his demeanor and added, grinning, that he was also a delinquent. Then he said he was a drug dealer and without prompting, invited the reporter into the (also very clean) gas station to show an array...
  • 'Nuclear Bomb Necessary to Put Down Israel'

    01/06/2014 7:50:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 61 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/1/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Iranian lawmaker, cleric, and Majilis (council) member Mohammed Nabavian declared Monday that Iran does need a nuclear bomb - to destroy Israel. Iran would be able to build a nuclear bomb in two weeks if it gets access to 270 kilograms of 20 percent [enriched uranium], 10 tons of 5 percent, and 20 thousand centrifuges, Nabavian stated, according to Iranian media reports. We are not looking for a nuclear bomb, but having a nuclear bomb is necessary to put down Israel." Regarding Iran's resumed diplomatic relations with the US, Nabavian stated, "If Obama asked for a meeting five times before...
  • Top Democrat Strategist: The Dem Party is F****d

    10/28/2013 8:49:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 128 replies ^ | 10/28/13 | Greg Campbell, TPNN Political Analyst
    Caution: Strong language ahead as the Democrat Party reviews their shaky footing as one scandal and embarrassment cascades onto another. On Monday, a reporter for the often-liberal National Journal reported that a top Democratic strategist with ties to the White House and Capitol Hill wrote an email with a subject line Dem Party is F****d. Ron Fournier, the National Journal reporter, noted that the email linked to an article in the Los Angeles Times that has joined the rest of the usually-lefty publications who have grown tired of defending he indefensible Obamacare healthcare overhaul.
  • Top Bible Translations Remain NIV, KJV and NKJV

    09/22/2013 6:08:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/21/2013 | Nicola Menzie
    The New International Version, the King James Version and the New King James Version continue to enjoy popularity among Bible readers, according to the Association for Christian Retail (CBA) and the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA). While the CBA and the ECPA agree on the top-selling three Bible translations for the month of September, the organizations vary on which versions of Christian Scripture rank among the remaining 7 bestsellers. According to the CBA, whose rankings are based on sales at member Christian retail stores in the U.S. through Aug. 3, 2013, the top Bible translations are: (1) New International Version;...
  • Billboard ranks the highest-paid musicians of the past 12 months.

    02/22/2013 2:57:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Billboard ^ | 02/22/2013
    40 Blake Shelton $5,914,591.11 Shelton has certainly benefited from the visibility he's received as a coach on NBC's "The Voice." The country star spent much of last year touring, which earned him $3.1 million. The release of his 2012 holiday album, Cheers, It's Christmas, which debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200, also added to his $2.2 million in revenue from album sales. 39 Mumford & Sons $6,168,737.62 Unlike many of the artists on the Moneymakers list, Mumford & Sons earned most of its money in 2012 from album sales. As the biggest-selling rock act of that year, the...
  • BBC's 'Top Gear' Host to America: 'It took us 40 years to get rid of Piers Morgan, Pleasse don't

    12/25/2012 8:57:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/25/12 | Kerry Picket
    Jeremy Clarkson, a British television personality who hosts the popular BBC program Top Gear, weighed in on the controversy surrounding fellow Brit CNN’s Piers Morgan. Clarkson tweeted on Monday: Jeremy Clarkson ✔ @JeremyClarkson Americans. It took us 40 years to get rid of Piers Morgan. Pleasse don't send him back. 24 Dec 12 Reply Retweet Favorite The Top Gear host also tweeted: Jeremy Clarkson ✔ @JeremyClarkson Americans. Was the second amendment not introduced to protect you from the tyranny of the British? Piers Morgan in other words. 24 Dec 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Following the deadly shooting at an elementary...
  • Should Republicans leverage going off the fiscal cliff?

    11/29/2012 6:08:14 PM PST · by conservativeforpalin · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 29 | Henry D'Andrea
    In the heated fiscal cliff discussions, Congressional Republicans are failing to use the only card that has been dealt to them: go off the fiscal cliff. President Obamas big fiscal cliff announcement this week that Congressional Republicans should cave to the Democrats demands of letting the Bush-era tax cuts expire for top income earners has left few Republicans actually considering the presidents absurd proposal. If the Republicans in Congress feel that since Barack Obama won reelection, they must cave to all his fiscal demands, theyve proven themselves stooges. Still and all, Republicans have agreed to raise revenues but Democrats have...
  • A quarter of a Million victims by Syrian Alawite Muslims

    10/14/2012 11:27:17 PM PDT · by Milagros · 4 replies
    100,000 Lebanese Christians - during 27 years of occupation CHRISTIANS UNDER MUSLIM RULE The Syrian Occupation of Lebanon By Mordechai Nisan [...] Operating however transparently under the name and guise of the Arab Deterrent Force authorized by the Riyadh Summit in October 1976, Syrian troops acted to disarm some Lebanese militias at the same time that the national army of Lebanon disintegrated to the diminutive size of 3,000 troops. By 1977, the number of Syrian troops exceeded 30,000, with over 200 tanks. After fighting the Palestinian and other leftist forces, Druzes and Sunnis in particular, the Syrian army then...
  • Flashback: Obama's Reported Top Priorities in November 2008

    08/03/2012 12:23:10 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 1 replies
    Google News Search | November 2008 | Me
    From a November 2008 Google news search for Obama & "His Top Priority"... If you see any that were missed, please add them so that Obama can get his priorities straight... Transition Plan -Uniting the country around hope -Get Congress to work and solve problems Economic Policy -The economy -Creating jobs -Economic recovery -Fiscal responsibility -Stem the loss of jobs -Stabilizing the economy -Create millions of new jobs -Balancing the federal budget -Keeping the budget balanced -Reviving the American economy -Getting the economy back on track -Restoring opportunity on Main Street -Restore oversight of our financial markets -Getting the country...
  • 10 Best World War I Movies Ever Made

    07/30/2012 7:53:45 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 116 replies
    guns & ammo ^ | 7-24-12 | garry james
    Without question, more movies have been made about World War II than any other, but before World War II there was World War I, and some of the best if not the best war films ever made were inspired by that conflict. Most movies about the Great War incorporate strong anti-war messages, and to be fair, I can think of few other conflicts (except perhaps the Crimean War or the Thirty Years War) in which this attitude is more appropriate. Youll see this thread running through almost every one of my picks its just the way it...
  • Top Obama aide to Congressional Democrats: Go on offense' on taxes

    06/29/2012 3:45:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 29, 2012 | by Oliver Knox
    A top advisor to President Barack Obama urged Congressional Democrats on Friday to "go on offense" against Republicans on the issue of taxes and argued that the Supreme Court ruling upholding the incumbent's signature health care law should be the "clear and final" word on the issue. In a memo made public by the White House, David Plouffe accused Republicans of "trying to misrepresent" Obama's record on taxes. "We welcome this debate on middle class taxes, and we urge you to seize this opportunity to go on offense to illustrate how the President and Democrats in Congress are standing up...
  • Top 10 Reasons Obama Won't be Reelected

    05/21/2012 1:02:32 PM PDT · by no dems · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | May 19, 2012 | Human Events Staff
    If you have any doubts that Obama will be sent packing from the White House in November, then cast your eyes at this list of reasons Barack Obama will be a one-term president. 1. Jobs, jobs, jobs While the official unemployment rate has inched down to close to 8 percent, that number would be much higher if all the discouraged job hunters who stopped looking for work were included. Obamas record as a job creator is dismal, because the basic tenets of his economic ideology are woefully misguided. Government doesnt create jobs, it just gets in the way of companies...
  • Chevy Volt dubbed Euro car of the year

    03/06/2012 6:43:46 AM PST · by twister881 · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/05/12 | Keith Laing
    Days after General Motors announced it was temporarily suspending production of the Chevy Volt, the electric car was named European Car of the Year. The Geneva Auto Show announced Monday that the Volt, which is sold in Europe as the Opel Ampera, was named its 2012 Car of the Year ahead of its annual car show that opens this week.
  • Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels: First Lady accused of spending $10m in

    08/24/2011 9:28:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 372 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/24/11 | Tamara Abraham
    The Obamas' summer break in Martha's Vineyard has already been branded a PR disaster after the couple arrived four hours apart on separate government jets. But according to new reports, this is the least of their extravagances. White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10million of U.S. taxpayers' money on vacations alone in the past year. Branding her 'disgusting' and 'a vacation junkie', they say the 47-year-old mother-of-two has been indulging in five-star hotels, where she splashes out on expensive massages and alcohol. The 'top source' told the National Enquirer: 'It's disgusting. Michelle is taking advantage...
  • BofA chief meets top US officials - WSJ

    08/11/2011 9:51:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/12/11 | Sakthi Prasad in Bangalore
    Aug 12 (Reuters) - Bank of America Chief Executive Brian Moynihan met privately this week with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Federal Reserve governor Daniel Tarullo amid the campaign to calm investors and employees about the bank's share price fall, the Wall Street Journal reported. The separate meetings took place on Wednesday in Washington, the WSJ said, citing people familiar with the situation. The intent of the meetings with the two top federal officials was for Moynihan to discuss issues related to housing, consumer spending and the U.S. economy, two people familiar with the meetings told the Journal.
  • Top 9 Lies in Obamas Debt Ceiling Speech

    07/26/2011 9:25:10 AM PDT · by kingattax · 9 replies
    The Stir ^ | July 26, 2011 | Jenny Erikson
    It seems like weve been talking about the debt ceiling for an awfully long time. Probably because we have been talking about the debt ceiling for an awfully long time. President Obama made a primetime appearance on Monday night to address the nation over this impending financial doom. I disagree with the president on a lot of issues. Thats ok. But lying is not. There were so many mistruths coming out of our leaders mouth during that speech that Im throwing any shred of political correctness out the window and calling him out. Ill be awaiting my invitation to the...
  • Shin Bet cracks top Palestinian terror cell

    06/27/2011 9:15:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies ^ | 6/27/11 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Security forces arrest nearly two dozen PFLP operatives running terrorist cells near Jerusalem; were planning on kidnapping IDF soldiers, shootings, and bombings; many had previously served in Israeli prisons. The IDF and Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) have arrested close to two dozen Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) operatives who were running a number of terror cells near Jerusalem and were planning to kidnap soldiers and perpetrate other terror attacks against Israel, it was released for publication on Sunday. Some of the operatives, the Shin Bet said, were Arabs from east Jerusalem in possession of Israeli identity...
  • Top Obama health aide cashes out after health 'reform'

    05/29/2011 8:33:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 5/29/11 | Timothy P. Carney
    An Obama appointee who played a central role in crafting the 2010 health care bill has cashed out to a well-connected lobbying firm, where her first clients are two of the bill's beneficiaries: abortion provider Planned Parenthood and a hospital chain. Liz Engel was deputy assistant secretary for legislation at the Department of Health and Human Services. Today she is a managing director at the Glover Park Group in the health and wellness practice. Her story further highlights the coziness of this administration with the abortion industry, and also undermines President Obama's portrayal of the health care bill as a...
  • A 62% Top Tax Rate?

    05/29/2011 8:42:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 1+ views
    WSJ ^ | 5/29/11
    Democrats have said they only intend to restore the tax rates that existed during the Clinton years. In reality they're proposing rates like those under President Carter. Media reports in recent weeks say that Senate Democrats are considering a 3% surtax on income over $1 million to raise federal revenues. This would come on top of the higher income tax rates that President Obama has already proposed through the cancellation of the Bush era tax-rate reductions. If the Democrats' millionaire surtax were to happenand were added to other tax increases already enacted last year and other leading tax hike ideas...
  • Top official from Obama-backed black chamber faces criminal charges

    05/06/2011 5:55:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/6/11 | Jonathan Strong
    A top official from the U.S. Black Chamber, Inc. the Obama-backed, rival upstart to Harry Alfords National Black Chamber of Commerce has a checkered past and faces criminal charges from allegations he exploited a Hurricane Katrina victim. According to Raleigh, N.C.-based WRAL, which broke the story, Brandon Trainer, who led the North Carolina Regional Black Chamber of Commerce and served as treasurer for the U.S. Black Chamber, skipped town in 2006 when he was charged with defrauding a Hurricane Katrina victim out of $1500.
  • The Top 25 Hedge Fund Earners In 2010

    04/05/2011 10:07:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    #25 Dan Loeb: $210 Million #25 Dan Loeb: $210 Million Image: Fund: Third Point What you need to know about Dan Loeb: He may be about to have some embarassing emails come out He's betting on energy
  • Top Republicans Headline Today's CPAC

    02/12/2011 9:29:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies ^ | 2/12/11
    The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) moves onto day two where high profile politicians and possible 2012 presidential hopefuls gather to discuss the conservative political agenda. This evening, the group will hear from Governor Mitch Daniels (R-IN), who will speak during a banquet paying tribute to former President Ronald Reagan. Earlier, while speaking before attendees, Former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) called Pres. Obama weak saying he failed on the economy and his foreign policy. Romney says the unemployment rate is Obamas inconvenient truth.
  • Big Government Top Six Planned Parenthood Deceptions: In Order of Increasing Absurdity

    02/09/2011 10:00:45 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    big government ^ | 2/9/11 | Lila Rose
    Deception 6) “We reported this to the FBI” Planned Parenthood wrote the FBI a letter a week after our investigation, only after they realized that Live Action had conducted the sting.They say this themselves. As much as they may pretend, Planned Parenthood was not attempting to help send human traffickers to jail; they were attempting to pre-empt the release of Live Action’s footage. If Planned Parenthood really cared about reporting potential sex traffickers to authorities, they would have called police while the pimp was in the clinic, or immediately after. Not wasting a minute. Planned Parenthood, where are the reports...
  • Egypt's Top Gas Mogul Flees Cairo

    01/30/2011 11:50:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    inn ^ | 1/30/11 | Chana Ya'ar
    The top shareholder in the East Mediterranean Gas Company (EMG) has fled Egypt, according to a report by the Associated Press. Hussein Salem, a close confidant of President Hosni Mubarak and the controlling shareholder in EMG, which holds long-term sales contracts to supply natural gas to Israel, fled the capital over the weekend. The company has a multi-billion dollar agreement the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC). Last month, a major agreement was also signed between EMG and Israel Corporation Ltd., Israel's largest holding company.
  • Top Ten Things We Can't Say Anymore: According to the Dept. of Homeland Security....

    01/13/2011 9:55:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Theo Spark ^ | 1/14/11 | Theo Spark
    1. Target audience 2. The movie bombed 3. I have a question. Shoot! 4. Attack ad 5. He shot his big mouth off 6. Over my dead body! 7. Annie get your gun 8. Bullets over Broadway 9. Killer app 10. I almost died laughing
  • Obamas Top Aide a Tough, Decisive Negotiator

    01/08/2011 9:43:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1/8/11 | Sheryl Gay Stolber
    WASHINGTON Nobody got fired at least, not outright when William M. Daley arrived in Nashville in the summer of 2000 to impose order on Al Gores foundering presidential campaign. Aides were bickering, the candidate seemed demoralized and strategy sessions had deteriorated into what Chris Lehane, a Gore adviser, called a salon-like atmosphere of endless talk and no decisions. In marched Mr. Daley as campaign chairman, with his crisp suits and management style to match, fresh from Washington, where he had stepped down as commerce secretary to President Bill Clinton. Suddenly, strategy sessions topped out at 30 minutes
  • Who Will Be on Top at the End of this Century?

    12/27/2010 12:07:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12/26/2010 | Edward Bernard Glick
    What will the world look like at the end of this century? I ask this in light of the emergence of Brazil and India, German dominance of the European Union, the rise of China, and the apparent decline of America. China and India each have about a billion people. Together, they house at least one-third of the human race. An example of India's presence on the world's stage is the Tata Group. This is a conglomerate that owns, among other businesses, the London-based Tetley Tea company and the Bermuda-based Orient-Express Hotels. Tata has unveiled a $2,500 car. Politically and...
  • Ten Most Corrupt Politicians of 2010 (feel free to add to the list)

    12/27/2010 9:31:24 AM PST · by khnyny · 48 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 17, 2010 | Jim Kouri
    It's that time of the year when numerous organizations and news outlets publish or announce their "Best of..." or "Worst of..." or "Most important of..." or "Most popular of..." lists. Not to be outdone by the so-called elite media, below is a list from an industrious public-interest group whose sole mission is to investigate and prosecute government corruption wherever it is discovered. On Thursday, Judicial Watch released its 2010 list of Washington's Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians. While there may be some surprises, readers will note that neither political party has a monopoly on political corruption. Special thanks to Judicial...
  • Why Would Anyone Try To Call A Top In Gold? (we are likely nowhere near a top yet)

    11/25/2010 7:11:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Benzinga ^ | 11/25/2010 | Scott Rubin
    The gold bears continue to come out of the woodwork with every tick higher in the precious metal. This type of speculation appears to be particularly rampant in the professional trading community and among "sophisticated investors." The favored argument against gold is that it has no "utility." Gold indeed has very little practical utility. This line of thinking, however, completely disregards the fact that gold has been equated with "value" and "money" throughout human history. While gold is not backed by earnings and dividends, or consumption trends (like oil and food etc.) it is backed by deeply entrenched human psychology....

    11/04/2010 9:59:58 AM PDT · by tysonbam · 3 replies
    The Battalion ^ | November 4th, 2010 | Taylor Wolken
    Having trouble deciding what major to pick? Then you have probably been told by an adviser, parent or a well-intentioned friend to "pick something you love." This simple, seemingly sage-like advice has been around for ages and is too often taken to heart. You need to pick a major that won't make you miserable and can support the lifestyle you intend to have. This means balancing your passion with probable earnings and job demand. Looking at potential earnings, the common thread found between top-paying majors is they require math skills. The top 10 majors, using mid-career median pay, include seven...
  • 200 top American CEOs coming with Obama (on trip to India)

    11/03/2010 6:22:02 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 90 replies · 2+ views
    Economic Times India ^ | 11-03-2010 | Times India
    WASHINGTON: With trade high on his agenda, some 200 odd top US business chiefs, including soft drink giant Pepsico's India-born CEO Indra Nooyi , are expected to join US President Barack Obama on his India visit next month. Also expected are Honeywell CEO David M Cote, who co-chairs the India-US CEO Forum with Tata group chairman Ratan Tata . So is Terry McGraw, CEO of leading publishing house McGraw Hill, who took over from Nooyi as the chairman of the US Indian Business Council , representing 300 top US companies last June. Two more of 12 US forum members, Louis...
  • Top Companies Aid Chamber of Commerce in Policy Fights

    10/21/2010 8:26:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/21/10 | Eric Lipton*
    Prudential Financial sent in a $2 million donation last year as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce kicked off a national advertising campaign to weaken the historic rewrite of the nations financial regulations. Dow Chemical delivered $1.7 million to the chamber last year as the group took a leading role in aggressively fighting proposed rules that would impose tighter security requirements on chemical facilities. And Goldman Sachs, Chevron Texaco, and Aegon, a multinational insurance company based in the Netherlands, donated more than $8 million in recent years to a chamber foundation that has been critical of growing federal regulation and spending....
  • Top 400 charities see billions less in donations

    10/17/2010 4:16:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Brett Zongker
    Washington - A new ranking of the nation's 400 biggest charities shows donations dropped by 11 percent overall last year as the Great Recession ended - the worst decline in 20 years since the Chronicle of Philanthropy began keeping a tally. The Philanthropy 400 report to be released Monday shows such familiar names as the United Way and the Salvation Army, both based near Washington, continue to dominate the ranking, despite the 2009 declines. The survey accounts for $68.6 billion in charitable contributions.
  • Top Treasury official returning to academia

    10/17/2010 10:13:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/17/10 | staff
    Alan Krueger, a top economics official at the Department of Treasury, will leave his post next month to return to academia, becoming the latest in a string of departures from the Obama administration's economic team. A spokesman for the Treasury confirmed that Krueger, assistant secretary for economic policy, would return to Princeton University, where he previously served as a professor of economics. News of Krueger's departure comes after several other high-profile announcements of Obama economic advisers resigning amid concerns over the sluggish pace of the recovery.
  • The Internet: Avenue For Women Jihadi 'Participation'"

    08/12/2010 11:23:53 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 1+ views
    EURASIA ^ | TUESDAY, 10 AUGUST 2010 11:48 | By Tuty Raihanah Mostarom and Nur Azlin Mohamed Yasin
    "WRITTEN BY RSIS" SNIPPET: "Analysts of online extremist websites have noticed a recurrent trend of jihadist attempts to engage women in the cyberworld. There also appears to be more women supporters utilising the virtual domain to express their activism." SNIPPET: "While still small in number, women in Southeast Asia are not escaping the attention of the jihadist. A key regional site, and its influential forum has seen a noticeable increase in female participation (participation here at the very least referring to females supporting the cause of the extremists). One current celebrity cause is the trial of Putri Munawaroh, the...
  • Indonesia's Most Wanted Terrorist Captured Alive

    06/23/2010 9:38:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Radio Australia News ^ | Thu, 24 Jun 2010 | Matt Brown
    Indonesian police have reportedly captured the nation's most wanted terrorist suspect in a raid in central java. Earlier reports that Abdullah Sunata was killed in the raid have proved unfounded. Abdullah Sunata is suspected of being a key member of the cell discovered in Aceh earlier this year. He was a veteran of religious conflict in Ambon and Sulawesi and a senior member of the network headed by the late Noordin Mohammad Top. He was previously jailed over his role in the bombing of the Australian Embassy in 2004. And he was arrested along with another man, who'd also been...
  • Top tory Tebbit slams 'anti-BP' Obama

    06/10/2010 11:33:38 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 8 replies · 510+ views
    This Is Money ^ | 10 June 2010, 9:10am | By Jason Groves and David Gardner
    Lord Tebbit has hit out at Barack Obama's anti-BP rhetoric, calling it 'despicable' and adding to pressure on David Cameron to intervene. The Prime Minister is facing growing calls to defend the British-based multinational amid claims it is being made a scapegoat for the US oil spill. Lord Tebbit, a former trade secretary, suggested the President was attacking BP to distract from his administration's impotence. Writing on his website, he said Mr Obama's attitude was explicable but 'despicable'. He went on: 'The whole might of American wealth and technology is displayed as utterly unable to deal with the disastrous spill...
  • Top Rahm Aide Leaving White House for Bloomberg LP

    05/05/2010 2:31:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 246+ views
    abc ^ | 5/5/10 | jake tapper
    Sarah Feinberg, a top aide to White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, is leaving to join Bloomberg L.P., the company announced this morning. Feinberg, a special assistant to President Obama and a senior advisor to Emanuel, will be director of Bloombergs communication and business strategy efforts. Feinbergs husband, White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer, will remain in his position.
  • Face of Defense: Magazine Recognizes Airman in Top 100

    04/30/2010 4:53:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 207+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Maj. David Small, USAF
    NEW YORK, April 30, 2010 Time magazine editors have named Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Antonio D. Travis to the 2010 Time 100, the magazine's annual list of the 100 most-influential people in the world, for his efforts after the Haiti earthquake. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Antonio Travis, right foreground, has been recognized by editors of Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world for his efforts after the Haiti earthquake. Travis is shown here with Air Force combat controllers (from left) Senior Airman William Barrett, Staff Sgt. Kyle Graman, Staff Sgt. Jose...
  • Top general says US withdrawal from Iraq on track

    04/18/2010 7:14:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 383+ views
    breitbart ^ | 4/18/10 | ap
    clear pixel WASHINGTON (AP) - The planned withdrawal of nearly 45,000 U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of August is on track in spite of a recent increase in attacks by militant forces, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq said Sunday. Army Gen. Ray Odierno said that al-Qaida's strength in Iraq is steadily degrading. Unless there's a dramatic and unforeseen change in the security situation, the U.S. troop drawdown will go ahead as scheduled, he said. clear pixel WASHINGTON (AP) - The planned withdrawal of nearly 45,000 U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of August is on...
  • Top Secret Sen. Ted Kennedy Files To Be Released

    04/12/2010 8:23:34 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 86 replies · 3,309+ views
    Top Secret Sen. Ted Kennedy Files To Be Released Family Given Permission To Review Files First BOSTON (CBS) ― The FBI kept a top secret file on the late Senator Ted Kennedy. There are thousands of pages in it. There could be a lot of material in there that would make tabloid editors salivate. The files are being released after media requests under the Freedom of Information Act, reports CBS station WBZ-TV. The FBI is ready to make 3,000 of those pages public, but before they do, the Kennedy family will see them first. The Globe reports that while the...
  • Top 10 Viking Kitty Chew Toy Websites and blogs

    04/07/2010 4:31:53 PM PDT · by Freemen Institute · 51 replies · 973+ views
    Broke Link
    <p>Here is a list of the top ten liberty websites. It is these websites that provide the most scholarly information on libertarian topics and most relevant liberty related news.</p>
  • Vatican's top cleric in Arabia walks a thin line

    01/01/2010 10:13:18 PM PST · by paudio · 9 replies · 651+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec 27, 2009
    The Vatican's top cleric in the heart of Muslim Arabia tends to a flock of 2 million Christians spread around six desert nations. But he has to do it quietly: Most of them must still pray in secret and are forbidden to display crosses and other symbols of their faith. n this image taken Tuesday... From his base in the emirate of Abu Dhabi on the Persian Gulf, Archbishop Paul Hinder travels the Arabian Peninsula, even slipping in and out of Saudi Arabia - the birthplace of Islam, where restrictions on Christians are the toughest.
  • Top Ten reasons it took Obama 3 days to respond to terror attempt

    12/30/2009 2:52:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies · 1,474+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12/30/09 | William Tate
    Barack Obama has received considerable criticism for waiting three days to address the attempted Christmas Day bombing of Northwest Flight 253. In the holiday spirit of giving, I would like to offer Obama ... the Top 10 excuses Obama can use for why it took him so long to speak up. 10. My teleprompter was on vacation last week. 9. Polishing a Nobel Prize takes longer than you think. 8. It was Bush's fault. (Hey, it worked last year.)