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  • Sex, drugs and hiding from the law at Wall Street protests

    10/10/2011 7:06:49 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 23 replies
    Copyright 2011 NYP Holdings, Inc. All rights reserved ^ | Last Updated: 9:42 AM, October 10, 2011 | By LACHLAN CARTWRIGHT and BOB FREDERICKS
    The criminals are crashing the party. Lured by cheap drugs and free food, creepy thugs have infiltrated the crowd of protesters camped out in Zuccotti Park for Occupy Wall Street.... “I got warrants. I’m running from the law,” boasted Dave, 24, a scrawny, unshaven miscreant in filthy clothes from Stamford, Conn. “I’m not even supposed to be here, but it’s as good a spot as any to hide.” Wanted for burglary, the drug-addled fugitive said some of his hard-partying pals clued him in that the protest was a good place to be fed, get wasted and crash. Drugs can be...
  • PICKET: Communists hijacking 'occupy wall street' movement?

    10/09/2011 8:34:42 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 22 replies
    Washingtontimes.com ^ | October 9, 2011 | Kerry Picket
    Not to be outdone by the likes of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, who claimed there is "horrible repression" of the "Occupy Wall Street" protesters or by an Iranian commander who called the demonstrations an "American Spring," Communist Party USA wants in on the "Occupy" protest action.
  • The October Revolution and the Tactics of the Russian Communists

    10/08/2011 6:26:07 PM PDT · by marty60 · 24 replies
    Stalin Resource Library ^ | December, 1924 | JV STALIN
    ...... But in addition to circumstances of an external nature, there were also a number of favorable internal conditions which facilitated the victory of the October Revolution. Of these conditions, the following must be regarded as the chief ones: Firstly, the October Revolution enjoyed the most active support of the overwhelming majority of the working class in Russia. Secondly, it enjoyed the undoubted support of the poor peasants and of the majority of the soldiers, who were thirsting for peace and land. Thirdly, it had at its head, as its guiding force, such a tried and tested party as the...
  • Occupy Wall Street” Protester Spews Vile Anti-Semitism: “The Jews Control Wall Street, F--- The Jews

    10/05/2011 2:23:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 10/5/11 | redodostonage
    Challenge for the left: Find us one instance at a tea party that comes even close to this venom, and please, no far-left LaRouche supporters holding Hitler signs, they are not conservatives.
  • Occupy Wall Street warned of a 'Journalist & Jew'

    10/05/2011 9:16:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Joel Gehrke
    Well, that didn't take long. The Occupy Wall Street crowd has already displayed some forceful anti-semitism. And unlike, for instance, the claim that Tea Partiers shouted racial slurs at black Democratic members of Congress, the anti-semitism is on video. One blogger with LiveLeak.com ("redefining the media," that lot) took a shot at "Journalist & Jew Natalie Rothschild" because she wrote an item on what she called "Monty Python's Occupy Wall Street" that pointed out the absurd aspects of the protest - sorry, "revolution;" they're revolutionaries down there.
  • CNN Poll: Perry still at top but Romney stronger vs. Obama

    09/26/2011 9:09:00 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 337 replies
    CNN politics ^ | 9/26/11 | cnn political unit
    According to the survey, which was released Monday, 28 percent of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say they support Perry as their party's presidential nominee, with Romney at 21 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at ten percent, with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who's making his third bid for the White House, former Godfather's Pizza CEO and radio talk show host Herman Cain, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, all at seven percent. The poll indicates that Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is at four percent, with former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania at three...
  • History's Smallest Monster (aka Krugman)

    09/12/2011 3:29:57 PM PDT · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 9 replies
    wsj ^ | SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 | Taranto
    At 8:41 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2011, former Enron adviser Paul Krugman, star columnist of the New York Times, had something he wanted to say: "Is it just me, or are the 9/11 commemorations oddly subdued?" Krugman began his post on the Times website yesterday morning. "Actually, I don't think it's me, and it's not really that odd." So far, so obvious. Of course the commemorations are subdued. Altogether, just under 3,000 people died in the coordinated attacks of 9/11: at the trade center, whose south tower was hit 17 minutes later; at the Pentagon, and in a field in...
  • Jamie Gorelick: Mistress of Disaster (911 is her legacy)

    09/10/2011 9:03:48 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 48 replies
    directorblue ^ | 9/2011 | doug ross
    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2008/09/jamie-gorelick-mistress-of-disaster.html It's not often that one person plays key roles in two -- count 'em, two -- trillion-dollar disasters. Welcome, my friends, to the world of well-connected Democrat Jamie Gorelick. In 2004, observers were "astonished" to discover that a key member of the 9/11 Commission had a fatal conflict-of-interest. Jamie Gorelick had served as a Deputy Attorney General under Bill Clinton from 1994 to 1997. It was later revealed that Gorelick had established a pre-Patriot Act "wall" that prevented the foreign intelligence and criminal investigative communities from collaborating. Her 1995 memo, entitled "Instructions on Separation of Certain Foreign Counterintelligence and...
  • Wall Street's Rough Day, Part 2 (Hannity Video, Newt On Point!)

    08/20/2011 8:12:34 AM PDT · by Son House · 5 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | August 18, 2011 | Sean Hannity, Newt Gingrich
    2012 candidate Newt Gingrich on market volatility, president’s leadership. Part 2 http://video.foxnews.com/v/1117093010001/wall-streets-rough-day-part-2/?playlist_id=86924 Part 1 http://video.foxnews.com/v/1117092997001/wall-streets-rough-day-part-1/?playlist_id=86924
  • Germany marks 50 years since Berlin Wall.

    08/13/2011 2:01:36 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 08/13/11 | BBC
    Addressing the ceremony on Bernauer Street, famously divided by the Wall and now site of a memorial, Mayor Wowereit said the capital was remembering the "saddest day in its recent history". "It is our common responsibility to keep alive the memories and pass them on to the next generation, to maintain freedom and democracy and to do everything so that such injustices may never happen again," he said. At a ceremony at a former crossing-point, President Wulff said the wall had been "an expression of fear" of those who created it.
  • Nightmare on Wall Street: Dow Plunges 513

    08/04/2011 1:38:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 8/4/11 | Adam Samson
    The blue chips nose-dived 513 points into correction territory, while the broad S&P 500 shed 4.8%, after anxiety over the economy sent traders racing out stocks and commodities. Today's Markets According to preliminary calculations, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 513 points, or 4.3%, to 11,384, the S&P 500 tumbled 60.2 points, or 4.8%, to 1,200 and the Nasdaq Composite slid 137 points, or 5.1%, to 2,556. The FOX 50 tumbled 37.5 points, or 4.2%, to 864. Related Video Economic Concerns Drive GM Shares Down FOX Business Brief: GM and markets Related Stories For Stocks, 'This is Where it Gets...
  • So. Cal Riders Needed To Escort Traveling Wall for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

    06/08/2011 5:00:13 PM PDT · by Starman417
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-08-11 | CJ
    A good friend of mine asked if I could help "rally the troops" with publicity to organize all riders in the Southern California area to make the largest motorcycle escort ever for the Traveling Wall that Heals for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s event on Father’s Day Weekend June 15-19, 2011. If you're in the area and able to attend, please do! Meet up for the escort: WHEN: Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 at 11 am WHERE: Ontario Convention Center Lot D Off the 10 Freeway at Vineyard and Holt Need you help promoting this for the 58,256 names on the...
  • The Japanese mayor who was laughed at for building a huge sea wall

    05/14/2011 1:05:18 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 2:32 AM on 14th May 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The huge sea wall and floodgates took 12 years to build and had been widely regarded as a £20million folly. But today one former Japanese mayor is being hailed as a saviour after the grandiose construction allowed his small town escaped the devastation wrought by the March 11 tsunami. In the rubble of Japan's northeast coast, Fudai stands as tall as ever after. No homes were swept away. In fact, they barely got wet. The 3,000 residents owe their lives to the late Kotaku Wamura, who lived through an earlier tsunami and made it a priority of his four-decade tenure...
  • You want me on that wall, you need me on that wall.

    05/02/2011 7:12:35 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 17 replies · 2+ views
    I think this might sum up the military's opinion of Obama and his folks. Colonel Jessup: Son, we live in a world that has walls. And those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives...You don't want the truth....
  • President Reagan Centennial: "Mr Gorbachev Tear Down This Wall!"

    02/07/2011 1:42:26 PM PST · by zippythepinhead · 6 replies
    Wisdom of Dave ^ | 02/06/2011 | David Jolley
    President Reagan Centennial: Mr. Gorbachev Tear Down This Wall! In honor of the 100th Birthday of President Ronald Reagan below is one of the great hallmarks of his political legacy and Presidency.
  • Napolitano Junks Bush's Virtual Fence - Still Believe That Border's Going To Get Closed?

    01/14/2011 7:48:52 PM PST · by JLWORK · 23 replies
    Here's The Right Side Of it ^ | January 14, 2011 | John L. Work
    Via Drudge Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has officially announced the junking of the Bush-era electronic virtual fence that was supposed to seal our border with Mexico by means of radar, cameras, drones and other techno-magic. It was too expensive and it doesn’t work like it’s supposed to work. ABC news’ report on Napo’s briefing did not reveal how many millions of tax dollars we have already poured into the technology that was somehow supposed to do better than building a real fence, backed up with some armed U.S. troops. But fear not, America. Napolitano promised us an alternate plan,...
  • Riots between Right-Wing & Left-Wing Protesters, Athens

    01/15/2011 10:57:25 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    demonstration by left-wing protesters. The protesters are against a planned wall to stop illegal immigration between Turkey and Greece. Left and right-wing protesters clashed with each other as well as police in the Agios Panteleimon area, which has a large immigrant population. Around 3,000 left-wing activists wanted to demonstrate against xenophobia and stage a concert. Extreme-right protesters had also gathered to demonstrate. Some left-wingers threw stones at the police, who reacted by firing tear gas and stun grenades at the demonstrators. Police clashed with the right-wing demonstrators, who threw stones at the left-wing protesters and chanted anti-immigrant slogans. Police officers...
  • Greece follows U.S. example by building giant border wall to keep out illegal immigrants

    01/04/2011 9:08:29 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 31 replies
    dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 4th January 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The Greek government has unveiled plans to construct a wall along its 128-mile land border with Turkey in order to tackle the influx of illegal immigrants. Interior minister Christian Papoutsis said the wall was a necessary measure after more than 100,000 people illegally entered the Mediterranean nation last year. But the plans - which have compared with the 650-mile barrier along sections of the border between the U.S. and Mexico - have been criticised by the European Commission as a 'short-term measure' that does not deal with the root of the problem. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1343885/Greece-follows-U-S-example-building-giant-border-wall-illegal-immigrants.html#ixzz1A5Sq0itZ
  • PA Declares Western Wall Was not Jewish’ until 16th Century AD

    11/22/2010 11:07:45 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies · 1+ views
    inn ^ | 11/22/10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The Palestinian Authority’s rewriting of the Bible has reached a new peak or – low – with a “scientific study” claiming that Jews did not begin to claim a connection to the Western Wall (Kotel) until 500 years ago. The Western Wall, also known in pre-State times as the “Wailing Wall,” is the outer wall of the Second Temple compound and has been a symbol of the deepest connection between most of the Jewish world, both religious and secular, and Judaism for two thousand years following the destruction of the Second Temple. “Jews did not worship at the Wailing Wall...
  • Who is Zubi Diamond?

    10/26/2010 3:09:51 PM PDT · by Candybar · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Media
    Zubi Diamond is the author of a book entitled "Wizards of Wall Street". The book is about the crash of the U. S.stock market and certain money markets around the world and who is responsible for this.
  • "Establishment Clause" Deciphered

    10/20/2010 11:12:00 AM PDT · by Gargantua · 9 replies
    Stop The ACLU ^ | April 19, 2010 | Anthony James
    America was created by our Founding Fathers, a group of strikingly intelligent men. As they wrestled with the leviathan task of penning the documents that would lay the foundation for a sovereign constitutional republic, they used their brilliant minds to write as concisely, as clearly, and as succinctly as they could. Proof of this can be found in the relative brevity of our Constitution. That a document so comparatively short could contain such previously unimaginable gravitas as to guide what would become the greatest, most prosperous nation on the face of Earth for more than two centuries surely proves their...
  • As Obama Punishes Success Wall Street is Declining

    09/20/2010 8:27:32 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-20-10 | Curt
    Surprise surprise surprise: Inside the great investment houses on Wall Street, business has taken a surprising turn — downward. Even after taxpayer bailouts restored bankers’ profits and pay, the great Wall Street money machine is decelerating. Big financial institutions, including commercial banks, are still making a lot of money. But given unease in the financial markets and the economy, brokerages and investment banks are not making nearly as much as their executives, employees and investors had hoped. After an unusually sharp slowdown in trading this summer, analysts are rethinking their profit forecasts for 2010. ~~~ The downward slide on Wall...
  • Wall Street’s Engines of Profit Are Slowing Down

    09/19/2010 9:54:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/19/10 | Nelson D. Schwartz
    Inside the great investment houses on Wall Street, business has taken a surprising turn — downward. Even after taxpayer bailouts restored bankers’ profits and pay, the great Wall Street money machine is decelerating. Big financial institutions, including commercial banks, are still making a lot of money. But given unease in the financial markets and the economy, brokerages and investment banks are not making nearly as much as their executives, employees and investors had hoped. After an unusually sharp slowdown
  • Essay:John Wall divorce agreement

    07/15/2010 7:45:21 PM PDT · by Signalman · 3 replies
    conservapedia ^ | unk. | John J. Wall
    Divorce agreement “ Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, et al: We have stuck together since the late 1950's, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has run its course. Our two ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right so let's just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go...
  • House OKs Wall Street reform bill

    06/30/2010 5:45:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    cnn ^ | 6/30/10 | Jennifer Liberto,
    WASHINGTON (CNNMoney.com) -- The House voted 237-192 Wednesday to pass a sweeping package of reforms to the financial regulatory system, moving the bill a step closer to the finish line. But the Senate isn't likely to take up the measure until the week of July 12. And it's not clear whether Democrats have secured the votes they need. After more than 18 months of negotiation and debate, the bill aims to strengthen consumer protection, shine a light on complex financial products and establish a new process for shutting down giant financial firms in trouble.
  • Memorial Day best song/tribute to Vietnam wall I have ever seen

    05/30/2010 8:06:54 AM PDT · by JNRoberts · 8 replies · 452+ views
    You Tube ^ | 11/30/07 | Rolling Thunder
    Vietnam Wall Tribute
  • Emanuel, son pray at W. Wall

    05/27/2010 10:28:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies · 839+ views
    jpost.com ^ | 5/27/10 | staff
    Chief of Staff's son marking bar-mitzvah; Ben-Gvir detained for heckling White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel prayed with his son, who is celebrating his bar-mitzvah, at the Western Wall and inserted a note into its stones on Thursday, after police misled the media into believing Emanuel is on his way to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and heading there. Following the maneuver, Emanuel's security allowed him to join his son at the Western Wall. Earlier, Emanuel and his family toured Jerusalem's Old City, and met with Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitz. A bar-mitzva celebration for Emanuel's son, Zach,...
  • Wall Street bigs $kip O's glitzy Apple gala

    05/14/2010 1:15:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 682+ views
    NY Post ^ | 5/14/10 | JENNIFER FERMINO in NY and GEOFF EARLE and CHARLES HURT
    Wall Street bigs snubbed President Obama last night at a big-bucks campaign fund-raiser at The St. Regis hotel in Midtown. The gala -- where tickets went for as much as $50,000 a couple and whose proceeds were going to Democratic candidates -- featured stars such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Democratic Party regulars but few, if any, executives from the city's leading financial institutions. That was no accident, according to Democrats on Capitol Hill and Wall Street sources who say those in the financial industry are tired of being the punching bag for Obama and Democrats crafting legislation to tightly...
  • NYC mayor defends Wall Street before Obama visit

    04/21/2010 2:11:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 265+ views
    breitbart ^ | 4/21/10 | SARA KUGLER
    NEW YORK (AP) - As Congress debates sweeping legislation aimed at guarding against another financial meltdown, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has become Wall Street's spokesman and defender amid a chorus of populist voices. With President Barack Obama set to visit New York to push for passing financial reform, the billionaire mayor, who got his start on Wall Street in the 1960s and is considered a national expert on financial matters, argues that too much regulation could endanger the economy as much as others say it would protect it.
  • TERRORISM and COUNTERTERRORISM: News, INFORMATION & Analysis #2

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • Bad News From America’s Top Spy: Wall St. Disaster Spawned Our Greatest Terrorist Threat

    02/13/2010 4:37:07 PM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 24 replies · 1,285+ views
    EU-DIGEST ^ | Feb. 17, 2009 | Chris Hedges
    Thursday [Feb. 17, 2009] when Washington’s new director of national intelligence, retired Adm. Dennis Blair, testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee. He warned that the deepening economic crisis posed perhaps our gravest threat to stability and national security. It could trigger, he said, a return to the “violent extremism” of the 1920s and 1930s.
  • MrArbitrage on Wall Street & Intel: "This one goes to eleven".

    01/15/2010 4:31:07 PM PST · by publius321 · 282+ views
    (A half-decent column by MrArbitrage) "...It reminds me of a scene from the cult classic film “This is Spinal Tap” where Nigel, the heavy metal guitarist is showing off his custom Marshall amplifier to the interviewer (Rob Reiner). As Nigel boasts about how other amplifiers only go to 10 while -his- goes to 11. Reiner asks “Nigel” the question...".
  • A Tale of Two Walls A Tale of Two Walls

    12/14/2009 10:08:50 PM PST · by Sharondownunderinnz · 12 replies · 726+ views
    Bible Prohecy Today ^ | December 14, 2009 | Joseph Farah
    Monday, December 14, 2009 A Tale of Two Walls By Joseph Farah Egypt is building a huge metal wall along its border with the Gaza Strip to cut down on smuggling and penetration by terrorists. When it is finished in 18 months, the super-strength steel wall that cannot be cut or melted will be about seven miles long and extend 60 feet below the ground to inhibit tunnel-digging. It is said to be impenetrable – however, no one doubts that smugglers and terrorists won't try to burrow beneath it. But it is a deterrent – a big deterrent. Interestingly, I...
  • Another side of the Berlin Wall (?!?!)

    11/21/2009 7:01:45 AM PST · by CtBigPat · 11 replies · 406+ views
    workers.org ^ | Nov 20, 2009 | Greg Butterfield
    The Berlin Wall was a world away from the apartheid wall built by Israel around Palestinian population centers, the U.S./South Korean military wall that separates family members from North Korea, or the expanded U.S. wall against immigrants on the border with Mexico. What is the difference? Those walls are aimed at repressing the workers and oppressed. The Berlin Wall, by contrast, was built in defense of the workers and oppressed.
  • Twenty Years Since the Fall of the Wall

    11/09/2009 10:24:51 AM PST · by Anarchydeluxe · 181+ views
    Anarchy Deluxe ^ | 11/09/2009 | Michael Nichols
    It has been 20 long years since the fall of the Berlin wall. Millions of people who were trapped in their oppressive, government-planned states suffered as a result of collectivism. Over 100 million people died at the hands of sycophantic, megalomaniac leaders that claimed they could bring us a better world than so-called capitalism and individual liberty has brought us. I say "so-called" because nowhere in the world does capitalism truly exist. In the countries where it is allowed to exist in even small proportions, wealth and prosperity reign. However, the collectivists hate even this small proportion of capitalism that...
  • 'Tear down this wall'

    11/08/2009 4:37:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies · 329+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 8, 2009
    Twenty years ago, on Nov. 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell, as protestors on both sides began chipping away with sledgehammers, picks and hands. But the first crack in the wall appeared two years before that — on June 12, 1987 — when President Ronald Reagan stood at the Brandenburg Gate and gave his ultimatum to the Soviet leader: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”In his new book, “Tear Down This Wall” (Simon & Schuster), Romesh Ratnesar, deputy managing editor at Time magazine, traces the origin of Reagan’s remarks, noting how administration officials disagreed over whether the president should be...
  • Fall Of The Wall? U.S. Sends Regrets

    11/04/2009 4:18:56 PM PST · by raptor22 · 30 replies · 2,127+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | November 4, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Cold War: The White House has announced our absence at ceremonies marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Meanwhile, Russia has been practicing a nuclear invasion of an abandoned Poland. The Berlin Wall has been a famous backdrop for American presidents sounding the battle cry of liberty in the struggle against tyranny. It was there that John F. Kennedy expressed our solidarity with the encircled residents of that outpost of freedom with his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner." And it was there that Ronald Reagan, with a defiant "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall," voiced our...
  • Bush Sr on Gretta - No Credit to Reagan for Bringing Down the Wall

    11/02/2009 7:51:39 PM PST · by dila813 · 54 replies · 1,745+ views
    FoxNews Gretta | Today | Bush Sr.
    Listened to Bush Sr. Gave lots of credit to others, but there was a stark omission of Reagan. No Credit for Reagan???
  • Dublin's Viking wall comes to life

    10/23/2009 10:17:37 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies · 1,312+ views
    dublinpeople.com ^ | Wednesday, October 21, 2009 | unattributed
    A section of Dublin's 900-year-old Viking city wall has been put on public view for the first time at the city council's civic offices on the Southside. When the Viking settlement site -- built in the 10th century AD near Christchurch Cathedral -- was first excavated over 30 years ago it caused huge controversy. The city wall at the time was earmarked for demolition and storage at another site but thousands of people demanded that the historically important area be preserved from a development that was designed to house the Dublin City civic offices. Measuring just under 20 metres in...
  • 20th Anniversary Of The Fall Of Communism In Europe - Obama Refuses To Attend

    10/20/2009 11:24:53 PM PDT · by .454Puma · 9 replies · 573+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 10/20/09 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    And why should he? After all, 1989 was a very bad year for Obama and his comrades. A bankrupt, enslaving and murderous ideology was shattered to pieces by the freedom loving people of Eastern Europe. Millions and millions of people who lived in fear, poverty and repression regained their freedom and dignity. That's not something a communist like Obama would like to celebrate.
  • Record Number of Visitors to Western Wall

    10/20/2009 1:28:42 AM PDT · by bogusname · 321+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/19/09 | Hana Levi Julian
    A record number of people - 1.5 million visitors - came to the Western Wall during the Hebrew month of Tishrei, according to figures from the Western Wall Heritage Foundation and the Israel Police. The rabbi of the Kotel (Western Wall), Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitz, commented that "these figures are evidence that the Western Wall is the spiritual home for Jews from all around the world, regardless of their background."
  • 'Massive' ancient wall uncovered in Jerusalem

    09/05/2009 7:36:06 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 29 replies · 1,600+ views
    CNN ^ | updated 3:10 p.m. EDT, Fri September 4, 2009 | No author listed
    JERUSALEM (CNN) -- An archaeological dig in Jerusalem has turned up a 3,700-year-old wall that is the largest and oldest of its kind found in the region, experts say. The wall is built of enormous boulders, confounding archaeologists as to how ancient peoples built it. Standing 8 meters (26 feet) high, the wall of huge cut stones is a marvel to archaeologists. "To build straight walls up 8 meters ... I don't know how to do it today without mechanical equipment," said the excavation's director, Ronny Reich. "I don't think that any engineer today without electrical power [could] do it."...
  • What if the Berlin Wall didn't fall?

    07/25/2009 9:53:46 PM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies · 371+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | July 25, 2009 | Peter Hitchens
    In 1989, more than 100,000 East Germans took to Leipzig's streets protesting against their hardline communist rulers and demanding an end to repression. The pro-democracy surge spread rapidly, forcing East Germany's leaders to open the Berlin Wall to the West, before it was finally destroyed. It was a seismic moment that sent shockwaves around the world. Now PETER HITCHENS, who was there at the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and Russia, imagines how it could all have gone terribly wrong, and contemplates the repercussions that would have followed...
  • Moussaoui says he was to hijack 5th plane

    03/27/2006 10:02:54 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 94 replies · 3,287+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/27/06 | Matthew Barakat - ap
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- Al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui testified Monday that he and would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid were supposed to hijack a fifth airplane on Sept. 11, 2001, and fly it into the White House. Moussaoui's testimony on his own behalf stunned the courtroom as he disclosed details he had never revealed before. It was in stark contrast to Moussaoui's previous statements in which he said the White House attack was to come later if the United States refused to release a radical Egyptian sheik imprisoned on earlier terrorist convictions. Moussaoui testified Monday he lied to investigators when arrested...
  • 9/11, Info Sharing, and “The Wall”

    06/22/2009 5:00:40 PM PDT · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 10 replies · 1,161+ views
    9/11, Info Sharing, and “The Wall” The rise of “the wall” between intelligence and law enforcement personnel that impeded the sharing of information within the U.S. government prior to September 11, 2001 was critically examined in a detailed monograph (pdf) that was prepared in 2004 for the 9/11 Commission. It is the only one of four staff monographs that had not previously been released. It was finally declassified and disclosed earlier this month [http://www.fas.org/irp/eprint/wall.pdf --searchable HTML transcript at http://74.125.155.132/search?q=cache:KyzY5fDka0AJ:www.fas.org/irp/eprint/wall.pdf+%22legal+barriers+to+information+sharing:+the+erection+of+a+wall+between+intelligence+and+law+enforcement+investigations%22&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us]. In April 2004, Attorney General John Ashcroft testified (pdf) that the failure to properly share threat information in the summer of...
  • SEARCH INTERACTIVE VIETNAM WALL

    05/24/2009 12:46:30 PM PDT · by Stoat · 25 replies · 2,031+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 22, 2009
    The Washington Times has partnered with the Internet company Footnote.com on a new project that transforms Washington's Vietnam war memorial wall into an interactive, personal journey on the Web. The Interactive Vietnam Veterans Memorial allows you to search the names on the wall and to drill down into the government's official war records to learn details about each of the 58,000-plus heroes enshrined on the wall. You can also add your own personal stories, remembrances and photographs. (edit) Start by clicking on the "Search the Wall" box, where you can select "Search" or "View." Once you find the name...
  • Interactive search of the Vietnam Wall Memorial

    05/24/2009 1:03:44 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies · 793+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-24-09 | Mataharley
    SEARCH DIGITAL IMAGE OF THE WALL More photos at The Wall-USA The Washington Times has partnered with Footnote to create a searchable digital image of the 58,000+ names on the Vietnam War Memorial. When you find the name, you can read details from the government war records on each of these fallen heroes... as well as add your own personal stories and photos. But utilizing the new info age technology, this gives an even more personal touch to the Memorial, and to the memory of those who have given their all for our country. (Excerpt) Read more at Flopping Aces...
  • Netanyahu Rejects Obama's 'UN Flag at Kotel'; Star of David to Remain

    05/22/2009 3:12:26 AM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 54 replies · 1,966+ views
    Israel National News ^ | May 22. 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed at the Mercaz HaRav yeshiva in Jerusalem Thursday night that the Israeli flag will continue to fly over the Western Wall (Kotel). The first prime minister in years to appear at the venerable yeshiva on Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day), he ignored U.S. President Barack Obama’s apparent trial balloon that he wants to see the United Nations flag fly over the Old City holy sites.
  • Pope says Bethlehem wall "can be taken down"

    05/13/2009 8:40:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies · 834+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 5/14/09 | Philip Pullella & Mustafa Abu Ganeyeh
    Pope says Bethlehem wall "can be taken down"Reuters - Thursday, May 14 By Philip Pullella and Mustafa Abu Ganeyeh BETHLEHEM, West Bank - Pope Benedict on Wednesday said the fortified Israeli wall dividing Bethlehem from Jerusalem could be taken down, if Israel and the Palestinians could remove the walls around their hearts. On a visit to the town where Christians believe the son of God was born, he said he had seen "overshadowing much of Bethlehem, the wall that intrudes into your territories, separating neighbours and dividing families." "Although walls can be easily built, we all know that they do...
  • PA Gift to Pope: a Piece of Cement Security Barrier

    05/13/2009 1:55:30 AM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 9 replies · 686+ views
    Israel National News ^ | May 13, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas welcomed Pope Benedict XVI in Bethlehem in Wednesday morning, where his gift to the Catholic leader was a part of the cement separation-security barrier that Israel built to stop suicide bombers from blowing up soldiers and civilians.