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  • Outreach to Arab Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Communities(USA in Israel giving LGBT grants)

    09/11/2012 12:08:08 PM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    US Embassy Israel ^ | Closes: 24 Sep 12 | US Embassy Israel
    The US Embassy is offering a one-time grant to advance the human rights of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender persons in Arab communities in Israel. The grant aims to increase the capacity of a civil society group to conduct advocacy, as well as monitor and document anti-gay violence targeting LGBT persons living in predominantly Arab communities. The deadline for proposals is September 24. Please direct all queries to REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS » REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS OUTREACH TO ARAB LESBIAN GAY BISEXUAL TRANSGENDER (LGBT) COMMUNITIES The U.S. Embassy is offering a one-time grant to advance the human rights of Lesbian...
  • Urban India loves America

    09/11/2012 2:43:38 AM PDT · by coldphoenix · 27 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 11 Sept 2012 | Times of India
    "The people of India deeply love you," Prime Minister Manmohan Singh famously told then US President George Bush in 2008. Apparently, the love affair extends to his successor Barack Obama too. Wait, strike that. India loves America, period. A new Pew research poll has revealed that a solid 58% majority in urban India is favorably disposed toward the United States, seeing America in a more favorable light than they view other major world powers, including India's long time supporter Russia (48%) or the EU (38%). The numbers are so good for the US President that he might want to move...
  • It's Amazing How Much More Optimistic People Are In Asia

    09/10/2012 2:51:42 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-10-2012 | Frank Holmes
    It's Amazing How Much More Optimistic People Are In Asia Frank Holmes, U.S. Global InvestorsSeptember 10, 2012 After Mario Draghi announced the European Central Bank’s new bond buying program, I was the first guest on CNBC Asia’s Squawk Box to weigh in on this decision. I reiterated my stance that the endgame for Europe would be to print money, which will eventually lead to currency wars. These actions are positive for gold and also for increased economic activity. See another conversation on ECB and gold with Squawk Box here. China too has kept investors on the edge of their seats,...
  • U.S. Tells Iran: We Won't Join Israeli Attack

    09/03/2012 12:36:55 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 46 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/9/12 | Gil Ronen
    Senior officials in the Obama Administration sent a message to Tehran in the past few days, according to which the U.S. does not intend to join Israel's side if it decides to attack the Iranian nuclear installations on its own, reports Israel's second-largest paper, Yediot Aharonot. According to the report, the U.S. sent the message to Iran in order to avoid an Iranian response military response that would target U.S. installations in the Gulf region. The message was reportedly conveyed to Iran through two European countries that serve as a conduit of communication between Iran and the U.S. in times...
  • The Cordesman criteria

    08/28/2012 7:32:23 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 6 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/27/2012 | Charles Krauthammer
    Either Israel is engaged in the most elaborate ruse since the Trojan Horse or it is on the cusp of a pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. What’s alarming is not just Iran’s increasing store of uranium or the growing sophistication of its rocketry. It’s also the increasingly menacing annihilationist threats emanating from Iran’s leaders. Israel’s existence is “an insult to all humanity,” says President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. “Anyone who loves freedom and justice must strive for the annihilation of the Zionist regime.” Explains the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Israel is “a true cancer tumor on this region that...
  • Netanyahu and Obama Will Meet in September, Morsi Goes to Beijing

    08/25/2012 6:37:51 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 4 replies
    The White House has fixed an appointment for President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to hold talks on Sept. 27, debkafile's Washington sources report. Netanyahu will spend ten days in the United States, during which he will address the UN General Assembly and launch Israel's counter-attack on the virulently anti-Semitic themes of Iran's official anti-Israel propaganda. This timeline indicates that the prime minister is inclined to accommodate President Obama by delaying once again an Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear program until after the US presidential election on Nov. 6. It stands to reason that Netanyahu would not fix...
  • Column One: Israel faces a cynical world

    08/25/2012 7:32:28 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 3 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/25/2012 | Caroline B. Glick
    This week a German doctor in Bavaria filed a criminal complaint against Rabbi David Goldberg. Rabbi Goldberg’s “crime”? He performs ritual circumcisions on Jewish male infants in accordance with Jewish law. The doctor’s complaint came shortly after a ruling by a court in Cologne outlawing the practice of male circumcision. The Austrians and the Swiss also took the ruling to heart and have banned infant male circumcision in several hospitals in Switzerland as well as in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg. Denmark and Scandinavian governments are also considering limiting the practice of circumcision which has constituted one of the foundational...
  • US, UK, French Elite Units on Standby in Israel

    08/23/2012 4:05:42 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 14 replies
    US C130 transports stand ready at Middle East air bases to fly into Syria US elite units especially trained in combat against chemical and biological weapons and tactics for securing their arsenals. Western intelligence sources reported Thursday, Aug. 23 that those units are on standby at bases in Israel and Jordan. Their assignments are to engage Syrian troops attempting to move those unconventional weapons systems to battle fronts or Hizballah and to prevent them falling into the hands of radical Islamic rebel fighters, especially Al Qaeda. Those elite units have been issued with special equipment for chemical and biological warfare...
  • India and Russia going to sign biggest-ever defence deal worth $ 35 billion

    08/18/2012 11:19:47 PM PDT · by MBT ARJUN · 47 replies
    NEW DELHI: India's quest for a futuristic stealth fifth-generation fighter, which will see the country spend around $35 billion over the next 20 years in its biggest-ever defence project, has zoomed into the decisive phase now. India and Russia are getting all set to ink the full and final design or R&D phase contract for the 5th Gen fighter by this year-end or early-2013, say sources. It will again underline India's firm rejection of the US offer of its Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) or the F-35 'Lightning-II'. Ahead of the R&D contract, under which India wants to induct over 200...
  • Israel Assured U.S. will Join War on Its Side – Report

    08/13/2012 12:28:07 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/8/12 | Gil Ronen
    Israel has received assurances from the administration of Barack Obama, as well as the camp of Republican presumptive nominee, Mitt Romney, that the United States will join a war against Iran on Israel's side, if such a war breaks out. The daily newspaper Maariv reported Monday that the assurances were delivered in secret messages to senior officials in the bureau of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, from officials close to Obama and from Romney political advisors as well as Republicans who served in senior roles in former administrations and are expected to serve in important roles again if Romney is elected....
  • Has US sold India defence equipment with dud Chinese parts?

    08/09/2012 10:29:52 AM PDT · by ravager · 7 replies
    NDTV ^ | August 08, 2012 23:22 IST | Sudhi Ranjan Sen
    New Delhi: The Ministry of Defence is investigating the possibility that crucial and expensive equipment bought from the US includes defective Chinese parts. Defence Minister A K Antony today told the Rajya Sabha that the"Government is verifying reports" about this. A US Senate investigation has concluded that between 2009 and 2010, 1800 incidents were detected in which more than a million fake parts had been sourced from China. The US Senate panel report that was released this May states that counterfeit electronic parts from China were used in the Air Force's C-130J cargo plane, helicopters for special operations and the...
  • Mars HD Panoramic

    08/08/2012 12:50:20 PM PDT · by SMCC1 · 44 replies ^ | 8/12/2012 | curiosity
  • Anti-European, anti-American JIHAD in 1947 (Sep. 27 & October 12/13)

    08/05/2012 11:43:23 PM PDT · by Milagros · 2 replies
    September 27 & October 12-13, 1947: First, the Swedish Consulate was attacked in Sep. Then the Polish Consulate on Oct. 12 as well as the US Consulate General in Jerusalem was bombed shortly after.All perpetrated by Islamic-Arabs' underground 'JIHAD', as a "holy war" against Europeans and Americans (Western powers) and against Jews. The CIA under Harry Truman - United States. Central Intelligence Agency, Michael Warner, Center for the Study of Intelligence (U.S.). History Staff, 1994, 473 pp. [p. 147] The partition of Palestine, as proposed to the United Nations, satisfies minimum Zionist demands, but will be bitterly resisted by the...
  • India joins China in announcing space plans; Mars mission will launch in 2013

    08/04/2012 9:40:28 AM PDT · by MBT ARJUN · 19 replies
    India and China are preparing for two major space missions that could make the world’s two most populated countries major powers in the arena of space exploration. The world’s largest democracy provided its approval of a mission to the red planet next year, voting in favor of a mission to Mars in October or November 2013. Four years after successfully launching a moon probe, India announced its plan to embark on another ambitious space effort by sending an orbiter to Mars in November 2013. India will be the sixth space power to undertake such an effort after the US, Russia,...

    08/03/2012 3:49:05 PM PDT · by marktwain · 48 replies ^ | 22 april, 2009 | NA
    This seems like a question for which the answer wouldn't matter much. Why should we care? But, sometimes things turn out to be more important than we can imagine. As will be explained later on this topic and in others at the site and to be added to it, this matter of determining how many of us own guns turns out to be one that is vitally important, not so much because of the number itself but because of the important facts that the quest brings out. THE NUMBER OF GUNS Nobody knows precisely how many guns there are in...
  • U.S., India Inch Toward Naval Partnership

    07/26/2012 9:05:56 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 39 replies
    The World Politics Review ^ | 09/07/2012 | The World Politics Review
    During his recent visit to New Delhi, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta highlighted the evolution of the annual Indo-U.S. naval war game Malabar from a passing exercise for the two navies’ ships into a full-scale engagement across all functional areas of naval warfare. Indeed, the steadily increasing complexity of Indo-U.S. naval force coordination has been a standout feature of an otherwise interest-driven relationship, suggesting Washington increasingly sees India as the western hinge of the U.S. pivot to Asia, with the U.S. Navy backstopping the shift from the Pacific. However, before the Indo-U.S. entente on the seas becomes a full-blown condominium,...
  • India banks on Canada to skirt US gas export ban

    07/23/2012 10:13:16 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 9 replies
    The Times of India ^ | July 24, 2012 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: India is trying to include Canada into the supply equation as it prepares to become an importer of energy from the US. But the plan may meet with only a limited success because of third-country pricing economics. New Delhi has been lobbying Washington for a special dispensation to ship liquid gas from the US. Washington does not allow energy exports to countries that do not have a free trade agreement (FTA) with it. Because of this ban, India's state-run gas utility is feeling hamstrung in its efforts to strike big deals for importing liquid gas from the US....
  • Protect privacy from drones at home, lawmakers say

    07/20/2012 6:06:04 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 7 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | 19 July 2012 | JOAN LOWY
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Before thousands of civilian drones begin flying in U.S. skies, Congress should take steps to protect the public's privacy and prevent terrorists from hacking or jamming signals that control the aircraft, lawmakers said Thursday. House members from both parties said at an oversight hearing that they're worried about potential privacy and security threats as the use of small unmanned aircraft becomes widespread. The Federal Aviation Administration forecasts an estimated 10,000 civilian drones will be in use in the U.S. within five years. Even Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, co-chair of bipartisan group of lawmakers promoting greater domestic use...
  • Obama's spectacular failure

    07/13/2012 7:44:12 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 8 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 7/13/2012 | Caroline B. Glick
    Two weeks ago, in an unofficial inauguration ceremony at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt's new Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi took off his mask of moderation. Before a crowd of scores of thousands, Morsi pledge to work for the release from US federal prison of Sheikh Omar al Rahman. According to the New York Times' account of his speech, Morsi said, "I see signs [being held by members of the crowd] for Omar Abdel Rahman and detainees' pictures. It is my duty and I will make all efforts to have them free, including Omar Abdel Rahman." Otherwise known as the...
  • Younger US Jews are more attached to Israel — but less enamored of its leaders

    07/09/2012 9:11:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 7/9/12 | Stuart Winer
    Non-Orthodox US Jews below the age of 35 are more attached to Israel than those aged 35-44, but are skeptical about Israeli policies concerning the Palestinians, according to a recent survey. Profs. Steven M. Cohen and Samuel Abrams conducted the survey in April and May of 2012 and based their results on a sub-sample of 888 respondents out of a total of 1,000. (Snip) However, the majority place the failure of regional peace talks with the Palestinians, who are perceived as still seeking to destroy Israel.
  • Professor Massimo Introvigne: U.S. may be on path toward anti-Christian violence

    07/04/2012 7:12:57 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 3 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | July 4, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Professor Massimo Introvigne, Chairman of the newly created Observatory on Religious Liberty, a joint-creation of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the City of Rome, the purpose of which is to monitor religious freedom around the world, has expressed his concern that the United States is on the path to anti-Christian violence. As reported by the Catholic News Agency here, "The inaugural meeting was held at Rome’s Foreign Press Association June 28. It heard Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore make the case that religious liberty in the United States is currently imperiled by the prevailing culture as well...
  • PHOTOS: Exercise Malabar 2012 (Indo-US Annual Naval Exercises)

    06/30/2012 6:51:10 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 16 replies
    The US Consular Offices in India ^ | 14 April, 2012 | The US Consulate, Chennai
    As part of Exercise Malabar 2012, the U.S. 7th Fleet is visiting Chennai, where they have been warmly received by the Indian Navy. Sailors from the fleet have also been participating in volunteer events around the city. NOTICE: Bandwidth-heavy images below. INDIAN OCEAN (Apr. 12, 2012) Indian Sailors assigned to the Visit, Board Search and Seizure (VBSS) team aboard Indian Navy Ship Satpura (F-48) transit toward guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) via rigid hull inflatable boat during a VBSS training exercise. Halsey and Satpura are participating in Malabar, a regularly scheduled naval field training exercise conducted to advance multinational...
  • No criminal prosecution of Holder for contempt

    06/29/2012 4:34:49 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    CNN Wire Staff ^ | June 29, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    Washington (CNN) -- The White House and the Justice Department made clear Friday what had been expected all along: Attorney General Eric Holder will not face criminal prosecution under the contempt of Congress citation passed by the U.S. House. Legal experts noted this week in the runup to Thursday's House vote that President Barack Obama's assertion of executive privilege in the case would prevent a criminal prosecution under a practice dating to the Reagan administration. The House also cited Holder for civil contempt to give it the option of filing a lawsuit compelling Holder to turn over documents sought by...
  • The eagle and the dragon

    06/25/2012 12:30:05 AM PDT · by spetznaz · 3 replies
    Asia Times ^ | June 23, 2012 | The eagle and the dragon
    They could not be more different, the United States of America and the People's Republic of China. They are two worlds and two great majestic creatures: one of unrelenting courage and the other of profound mystery. The bald eagle defines the bold America. The mythical eastern dragon characterizes the subtle China. These symbols represent the personality, culture and political behavior of these two states no matter what institution or regime may be in power at any given time. For some reason, both national populations have desired to see themselves and fashion themselves after these strange creatures of nature and imagination....
  • Indian Americans ahead of all other ethnic minorities in US

    06/22/2012 9:04:03 PM PDT · by MBT ARJUN · 90 replies
    Indian-Americans are richer and better educated than all other ethnic groups in the US but are least likely to marry out of the community , says a new study. And, as most other Asian-Americans they lean politically towards the Democratic Party,Party, but unlike them take longer to give up their Indian citizenship The study by Pew Research Center released on Tuesday uses existing data and new survey to chart — as the title says — the rise of Asian Americans. Indian Americans are the third largest Asian American group at 3.18 million, behind Chinese and Filipino origin Americans at 4.01...
  • U2 Guitarist May Get 2nd Chance at Malibu Mansions (If You're Rich & Liberal It's OK to Rape Nature)

    06/16/2012 1:09:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 16, 2012 | Michael J. Mishak
    U2 guitarist may get a second chance at Malibu mansions Lobbyists who worked on the Edge's project are urging legislators to approve a measure that could clear the way for his development, which the Coastal Commission rejected. SACRAMENTO — The California Coastal Commission rejected a controversial proposal last year by U2 guitarist the Edge to build five mansions on a scenic bluff above Malibu, saying that it would scar a rugged ridgeline and harm sensitive habitat. Now, some of the same powerful lobbyists and lawyers behind the musician's quashed development are working the halls of the Capitol to push a...
  • India 'likes' Israel the most after US and UK: Embassy

    06/15/2012 6:09:58 PM PDT · by MBT ARJUN · 8 replies
    Israel today said it's official India Facebook page has the most 'Likes' after that of the US and the United Kindgom. The ISRAEL in INDIA Facebook page, launched by the Israelian Embassy in August, 2010, has received almost 20,000 'likes', a figure surpassed only by the pages of the US and the UK. Two decades after India and Israel established full diplomatic relations, ties between the two nations are extending far beyond traditional diplomacy, the Embassy said in a statement. Less than two years after the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi launched its activity on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and other...
  • Dreamy foreign policies

    06/15/2012 2:10:09 PM PDT · by Former Fetus
    Jewish World Review ^ | 6/15/2012 | Caroline B. Glick
    With her unbridled hostility towards Israel, the EU's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton provides us with an abject lesson in what happens when a government places its emotional aspirations above its national interests. Since the establishment of the State of Israel, many of Israel's elite have aspired to be embraced by Europe. In recent years, nearly every government has voiced the hope of one day seeing Israel join the EU. To a significant degree, Israel's decision to recognize the PLO in 1993 and negotiate with Yassir Arafat and his deputies was an attempt by Israel's political class to win acceptance...
  • US to build 1000 MW Nuclear Plant in India

    06/14/2012 10:20:40 AM PDT · by MBT ARJUN · 23 replies
    <p>US firm Westinghouse Electric and the NPCIL on Tuesday signed a preliminary pact for an Early Works Agreement (EWA) for installation of the first 1,000 MW American nuclear reactor in India under the historic 2008 Indo-US civil nuclear deal. The announcement of the signing of the MoU, which represents a significant milestone towards the realisation of the Indo-US nuclear deal, coincided with the third Indo-US Strategic Dialogue headed by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and External Affairs Minister S M Krishna. The MoU with the Nuclear Power Company of India Limited (NPCIL) related to negotiating an EWA supporting future construction of 1,000 MW nuclear power reactors at the Mithivirdi site in Bhavnagar district in Gujarat. The EWA will include preliminary licensing and site development work.</p>
  • Russia, US Nearing Proxy War in Syria

    06/13/2012 3:10:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/6/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    France has called on the United Nations to authorize using "all means" necessary to end the carnage in Syria, bringing the civil war closer to the edge of a proxy war between Russia and the Western alliance. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday accused the United States of supplying weapons to Syria's opposition, hours after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton charged that Moscow is sending a new shipment of attack helicopters to Damascus. Lavrov spoke during a brief visit to Iran, which along with Syria are two of Russia’s favorite nations for investment of nuclear development and arms...
  • U.S. pulls negotiators from Pakistan with no supply deal

    06/12/2012 4:29:46 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 4 replies
    Reuters, via Yahoo! News ^ | June 11, 2012 | Phil Stewart
    The United States said on Monday it was withdrawing its team of negotiators from Pakistan without securing a long-sought deal on supply routes for the war in Afghanistan, publicly exposing a diplomatic stalemate and deeply strained relations that appear at risk of deteriorating further. Pakistan banned trucks from carrying supplies to the war effort in neighboring Afghanistan last year to protest a cross-border NATO air attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, a measure U.S. officials initially hoped would be short term. That strike fanned national anger over everything from covert CIA drone strikes to the U.S. incursion into Pakistan last...
  • Islamic Genocide - mass casualties by political Islam 1915-2012

    06/07/2012 6:50:42 AM PDT · by Milagros · 5 replies
    ISLAMIC GENOCIDESome of highlighted mass casualties by (political) Islam in course of the last century, from 1915 and on (updated June, 2012) Casualties: 2,700,000 Chritians - (1915-1923) by Ottoman-Empire Muslim Turkey. 750,000 Assyrians, 500,000 Greeks and 1.5 million Armenians.[1] Nature: 1.) Ethnic cleansing.[2] 2.) Islamic Jihad.[3] Casualties: close to 27,000. In Israel between 1920-2012, at the hands of Arab/Muslims. 24,526 Israelis/Jews killed, 35,356 injured, and 1,967 Arab "Palestinians" killed by other Arab "Palestinians."[4] Nature: roots and motivation: the genocide campaign[5][6][7][8] began (mainly) in the early 1920s by the supreme Islam leader, the pan-Arab Mufti, Haj Amin al-Husseini, motivated by both:...
  • Panetta calls for deep U.S.-India defense ties, more arms trade

    06/06/2012 12:31:40 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 6 2012 | David Alexander
    (Reuters) - The Defense Secretary Leon Panetta promised on Wednesday to let India buy America's best weapons technology and jointly produce and develop equipment in a bid to increase trade with the world's top arms importer. India last year agreed to buy a fleet of C-17 transport planes and P-81 maritime surveillance jets from U.S. company Boeing, as well as Lockheed Martin's Super Hercules. It is at a late stage of talks to buy more than a dozen Boeing Apache helicopters and last month cleared the purchase of 145 M777 Howitzer artillery guns. Panetta made no public mention of these...
  • Encouraging Iran by doing nothing

    06/06/2012 7:05:49 AM PDT · by Milagros · 1 replies
    WoPo ^ | May 28, 2012 | J. Rubin
    Encouraging Iran by doing nothing Washington Post (blog) - May 28, 2012 By Jennifer Rubin This is just the latest incident in Iran's war against the West, and against the United States specifically. Iran has facilitated deaths of Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan. It plotted to kill a Saudi diplomat on our soil. And now this. Does the Obama administration retaliate for these acts of aggression? No, and in fairness the Bush administration enacted no penalty either for the deaths of U.S. troops in Iraq or Afghanistan attributable to Iranian IEDs.
  • As Syrian Deaths Mount, No Unified Response From U.N. Security Council

    06/01/2012 10:19:06 AM PDT · by SaraJohnson · 2 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/30/12 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – Kofi Annan, the U.N.’s special envoy to Syria, has described Friday’s massacre of more than 100 people as a “tipping point,” but another U.N. Security Council discussion of the crisis on Wednesday looks unlikely to produce any strong action while Russia continues to oppose a unified stance against Damascus.
  • Resistance 44: Mobilizing the American Youth Vote

    05/29/2012 1:21:33 PM PDT · by restorecivilsociety · 20 replies
    Last night, Resistance 44 launched its website and one of its first videos ( What is Resistance 44? Resistance 44 is a nationwide network of young activists committed to facilitating a radical culture shift from a generation indoctrinated to embrace mob mentality to informed, politically active individual thinkers. It was formed to counteract Generation 44, President Obama's youth movement. Mission Resistance 44 will make history and fight progressivism at the polls by generating the largest turnout of informed young voters. For far too long, we have been spoon-fed the progressive culture from the likes of Hollywood elites and sensationalized news...
  • Obama will win, he can relax, says expert US forecaster

    05/24/2012 4:04:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/23/12
    Obama will win, he can relax, says expert US – Wed 23 May, 2012 Allan Lichtman introduces "the world's only do-it-yourself prediction" to a select audience in Calcutta. The prediction model ' based on 13 keys ' forecasts the reelection of Barack Obama in the US presidential election to be held on November 6. To convince the audience, Lichtman took them through all the 13 keys asking them to ascertain if they were true or false. The audience judged 11 out of the 13 keys to be true, a sure shot that Obama would be reelected as six or...
  • US warplane tribute to L/Cpl Kieron Hill

    05/24/2012 3:02:09 AM PDT · by Caulkhead · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 22nd May 2012 | BBC News Website
    A US warplane has been named after a young soldier from Nottingham who died while on duty in Afghanistan. L/Cpl Kieron Hill, 20, died in an explosion while on patrol in Helmand Province with the 2nd Battalion the Mercian Regiment in 2009. The plaque in his honour has been put on an F-18 jet, part of the US fighter squadron. The jet is based on the USS Abraham Lincoln where L/Cpl Hill's American cousin is part of the crew. He said: "They (US Navy) were looking for a way to honour some of the soldiers that were taken during the...
  • Paris-US flight diverted for 'security issue'

    05/22/2012 10:44:58 AM PDT · by Doogle · 58 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 05/22/12 | AP via FOX
    BANGOR, Maine – A US Airways jet flying from Paris to Charlotte, North Carolina, has been diverted to Maine because of what an airline spokesman calls a "security issue." A North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman says two F-15 fighters were scrambled to escort the plane. A person briefed on the incident said a passenger announced she had a surgically implanted device. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because it involved sensitive law enforcement information. US Airways spokesman Andrew Christie says the jet with 179 passengers was diverted around noon Tuesday to Bangor International Airport. He says there was...
  • Demographic Tipping Point: Whites Now Less than Half of US Births

    05/19/2012 6:13:21 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 93 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 19, 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    Bill Clinton once said that he looked forward to the day when whites were a minority in America. While he won't live to see such a time, a demographic milestone that should send a tingle up Slick Willie's leg was just reached. Writes The New York Times: After years of speculation, estimates and projections, the Census Bureau has made it official: White births are no longer a majority in the United States. Non-Hispanic whites accounted for 49.6 percent of all births in the 12-month period that ended last July, according to Census Bureau data made public on Thursday, while minorities...
  • Iran Boasts of End to US-Israel Alliance

    05/16/2012 4:41:12 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/5/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    An Iranian newspaper tied to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei recently boasted that United States has “rejected” Israel within recent months. “It can be said that within the last 60 years, this is the first time that the Zionist regime, since its illegal inception, has had to endure rejection by the West over its vision and interest in the region,” wrote Sadollah Zarei, according to a translation by Reza Kahlili. The author writes that the only “obstacle” remaining is the Saudi Royal Family and once it falls, Israel can be destroyed. “With diminishing support for Israel and with the (upcoming) collapse...
  • Patriot's History TV/video now in development

    05/13/2012 5:21:33 PM PDT · by LS · 15 replies
    We have begun development of a TV series based on my "Patriot's History of the United States." Here is the "vision trailer" that gives a taste of the entire series. password: rockin Long way to go, lots of funding to raise, and so far, I have to say, we have not received anything but good wishes from ANY of the conservative organizations (who shall remain nameless :) If you're interested in helping, please Freepmail me.
  • US sends troops to Yemen as Al Qaeda gains ground

    05/12/2012 8:08:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/11/12 | Anna Mulrine
    US sends troops to Yemen as Al Qaeda gains groundBy Anna Mulrine | Christian Science Monitor – Fri, May 11, 2012 The week after revelations by a double agent that Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) was trying to take down a US airliner with an underwear bomb, the Pentagon announced that it has begun sending US troops into Yemen. The move is part of a US effort to increase pressure on the terrorist outfit based in Yemen at a time when the Yemeni government is weak and only now beginning to emerge from a period of political turmoil....
  • U.S. Will Negotiate with Terrorists After All (Hussein released 20 insurgent prisoners)

    05/09/2012 3:27:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/07/12 | Dan Rackley
    U.S. Will Negotiate with Terrorists After AllBy Dan Rackley | Yahoo! Contributor Network – Mon, May 7, 2012 COMMENTARY | It is clear that the notion the U.S. does not negotiate with terrorists has been thrown out the window. According to CNN, NATO officials have released 20 insurgent prisoners with terrorist ties who were being held in Afghanistan because they want to boost peace negotiations with the Taliban. The same group that claimed responsibility for 9/11 and myriad other things that could be construed with terrorist activity. The idea seems a bit fishy as how can the U.S. reasonably believe...
  • U.S. Navy Joins India's Light Naval Combat Aircraft Project

    05/04/2012 10:27:31 AM PDT · by MBT ARJUN
    The U.S. Navy has agreed to come on board India’s much delayed Naval Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) program and will audit tests and provide feedbacks to the Indian team. The U.S. will join the Russians and the Europeans who were earlier roped in to realize the LCA project which has been delayed by over 15 years. The U.S Navy Carrier Suitability Test Team is the latest of three foreign consultants to join team LCA. Among the many problems the LCA program is faced with, one is the weight of the prototype which is heavier by 500 kgs over the requirement...

    04/26/2012 1:38:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Sovereign Man ^ | 04/25/2012 | Simon Black
    I was approached recently by a member of our Sovereign Man community who filed the paperwork to relinquish US citizenship some time ago. Long story short, after an incomprehensibly long wait, the US government finally sent him a reply: Application DENIED. Absolutely shocking. That you even have to ‘apply’ to relinquish what you never signed up for is intellectually insulting. That you cannot do so freely, and immediately, is nothing short of totalitarian. It’s still an embryonic movement, though more and more US citizens are being driven to divorce their country. Last year nearly 1,600 people gave up US citizenship,...
  • Recent Casualties Afganistan (a family friend)

    04/25/2012 2:32:05 AM PDT · by nevergore · 16 replies
    Tulsa World -AP ^ | 4-24-2012 | Tulsa World -AP
    Two soldiers died Sunday in a roadside bombing in Paktia, Afghanistan. They were 1st Lt. Jonathan P. Walsh, 28, of Cobb, Ga., and Pfc. Michael J. Metcalf, 22, of Boynton Beach, Fla. Both were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
  • Alistaire Ccoke Nails It

    04/22/2012 6:12:32 PM PDT · by Poundstone · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 22, 2012 | Alistaire Cooke
    The late great Alistaire Cooke describes the current predicament of the U.S. -- in 1973! Phenomenal.
  • India Successfully Tests ICBM. China Unimpressed

    04/19/2012 11:32:54 AM PDT · by MBT ARJUN · 21 replies
    India successfully launched its first domestically developed long-range intercontinental ballistic missile on Thursday morning, joining a handful of nations that possess ICBM technology. The Agni V missile, capable of carrying a one-ton nuclear warhead, was launched this morning from Wheeler Island, off the coast of the state of Orissa, after a bad-weather delay yesterday. The Agni V was launched just after 8:00 a.m. local time and flew for 20 minutes before hitting its designated target in the Indian Ocean. Officials were thrilled with the smooth operation. “With this missile launch, India has emerged as a major missile power,” V. K....
  • Secret Service Scandal Widens to US Military (Ho! Hum! Another Day Another Bammy Scandal)

    04/14/2012 3:57:37 PM PDT · by lbryce · 50 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | April 14,2012 | JULIE PACE and LIBARDO CARDONA |
    An embarrassing scandal involving prostitutes and Secret Service agents widened Saturday when the U.S. military confirmed five service members staying at the same hotel in Colombia may have been involved in misconduct as well. The allegations overshadowed President Barack Obama's diplomacy in Latin America and threatened to bruise America's image. The White House found itself having to insist that Obama still had full confidence in the agency designed to protect his life.