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  • Ambassador Chris Stevens Is Dead, And Al Qaeda Is Alive

    10/01/2012 9:35:48 AM PDT · by NonZeroSum · 7 replies
    PJMedia ^ | September 30th, 2012 | Rand Simberg
    In our last discussion of Obama campaign myths, I recalled Joe Biden’s campaign bumper sticker that “Bin Laden is dead, and GM is alive.” We dismantled the latter part of it there. Now it’s time to take on the “Bin Laden is dead.” Now just as GM is literally (as Joe Biden would say, whether it was or not) alive, if on life support, bin Laden is certainly dead, even if the evidence was disposed of, but in both cases, the phrases were code. With regard to the latter, it is code for “we beat al-Qaeda.” But in order to...
  • Military Conflict 'Looms' Between China And Japan

    09/27/2012 7:11:25 PM PDT · by blam · 52 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-27-2012 | Malcom Moore
    Military Conflict 'Looms' Between China And Japan War between China and Japan looms, with neither power willing to back down over a disputed chain of islands, expert warns. Yan Xuetong who has warned that unless one side backs down, there could be a repeat of the Falklands Conflict in Asia By Malcolm Moore, BeijingSeptember 27, 2012 The spat over the Diaoyu or Senkaku islands has escalated dramatically in the past month with violent protests across China. But with a national election approaching in Japan, and a change of leadership in China, politicians on both sides have refused to step back...
  • Mass Slaughter In Our Schools: The Terrorists' Chilling Plan?

    09/27/2012 2:09:25 PM PDT · by diamond6 · 92 replies
    Killology Resource Group ^ | Unknown | Chuck Remsberg
    Part 1 of 3 Probably the last place you want to think of terrorists striking is your kids' school. But according to two trainers at an anti-terrorism conference on the East Coast, preparations for attacks on American schools that will bring rivers of blood and staggering body counts are well underway in Islamic terrorist camps. The intended attackers have bluntly warned us they're going to do it. They're already begun testing school-related targets here.They've given us a catastrophic model to train against, which we've largely ignored and they've learned more deadly tactics from. "We don't know for sure what they...
  • Obama's War on Children

    09/27/2012 12:13:22 PM PDT · by Moseley · 2 replies
    Delaware Politics ^ | September 27, 2012 | David Anderson
    The Obama War on Children Sep 27th, 2012 by David Anderson The Obama Administration is stealing food out of the mouths of kids in a war on obesity, stealing the future earning capacity of kids with debt, stealing the opportunity to grow up with a work ethic by undermining welfare reform, and stealing the strength of family with its anti-marriage and anti-family policies. As for preborn children, it is down right dangerous for your life to be conceived during this administration with its policies to backdoor more abortion funding, embryonic experimentation, and support of Planned Barrenhood. Worse for most children...
  • The Project - Part 1 - On youtube now.

    09/27/2012 9:11:08 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 32 replies
    ThaTruthHasNoAgenda - Youtube ^ | 9/27/12 | TheBlaze
    Share this with everyone. I MEAN EVERYONE! If you can, subscribe to The Blaze TV, do so. It would support documentaries like these.
  • China and Japan Talk War

    09/26/2012 6:04:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2012 | Austin Bay
    The Drudge Report revels in juxtaposing high-contrast headlines. By visually grouping conflicting storylines, the website's digital editors have made the ironic jolt an editorial art form. Last week, on Sept. 19 (the date will prove to be important), a trio of Drudge-linked articles delivered a geopolitical jolt, of the dry throat and think-about-it variety. The headlines, in Drudge jolt order: (1) Panetta: New Asia Focus Not Aimed to Contain China ... (2) Chinese General: Prepare for Combat With Japan ... (3) Beijing hints at bond attack on Japan ... The common theme is obvious: a looming, perhaps immediate, conflict in...
  • The Basics of War and How the U.S. Went Wrong

    09/25/2012 3:46:18 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 49 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 9/24/12 | Col. Thomas Snodgrass (Ret)
    In view of the public frustration with a decade of largely unsuccessful U.S. war in Iraq and Afghanistan and the impending cuts to the U.S. military budget, there is an active debate at present as to what military strategy and force structure should be fashioned for the future. Unfortunately, many taxpayers and most politicians are totally illiterate when it comes to the subject of warfare. (Judging from the dismal results in the last ten years, a similar conclusion might to drawn concerning the U.S. officer corps.) In an attempt to fill this critical knowledge void and perhaps raise the level...
  • Is President Obama waging a 'war on coal'?

    September 24, 2012 Is President Obama waging a 'war on coal'? House votes to ease environmental regulations on industry
  • The Basics of War and How the U.S. Went Wrong

    09/24/2012 11:24:09 AM PDT · by arthurus · 32 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 24 September 2012 05 | Thomas Snodgrass
    n view of the public frustration with a decade of largely unsuccessful U.S. war in Iraq and Afghanistan and the impending cuts to the U.S. military budget, there is an active debate at present as to what military strategy and force structure should be fashioned for the future. Unfortunately, many taxpayers and most politicians are totally illiterate when it comes to the subject of warfare. (Judging from the dismal results in the last ten years, a similar conclusion might to drawn concerning the U.S. officer corps.) In an attempt to fill this critical knowledge void and perhaps raise the level...
  • U.N. General Assembly Thread - commentary

    09/24/2012 11:09:31 AM PDT · by silentknight · 13 replies
    U.N. ^ | 9/24/2012 | U.N.
    Some of the most important speeches since 9/11. Will this be the last assembly before war breaks out between Israel and Iran? President Obama is expected to apologize for the recent Muslim film. Not sure what channels will show the entire assembly. Perhaps CSPAN?
  • Vanity: Made a website regarding the history of our house which dates to 1760

    09/24/2012 8:51:50 AM PDT · by Gennie · 28 replies
    I had been posting on another thread from last week regarding some discoveries a person had made in their log house. I thought those on here may be interested in checking out the site I decided to make. It was spurred because: 1) The barn originally tied to this house was sold and dismantled last week, and while I have been searching on and off for two years it renewed interest. and... 2)The guy dismantling the barn came over to talk to us, and we had showed him some things we had uncovered in a crawlspace when my husband was...
  • Secret Nazi tapes reveal how ordinary German soldiers were responsible

    09/23/2012 11:18:17 AM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 50 replies
    MAIL Online (UK) ^ | September 21, 2012 | David Baker
    Secret recordings made by British intelligence during the Second World War have revealed for the first time the horrific atrocities carried out by everyday German soldiers.For years the blame for horrific war crimes, rape and genocide were laid at the hands of the SS and Hitler's right hand men but a new book details how widespread the barbarity went. Transcripts taken from hidden microphones on prisoners of war have been collated for the disturbing book Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing and Dying: The Secret Second World War Tapes of German POWs. Revelations: The new book reveals how soldiers like this one...
  • Top Iranian: 'War with Israel is Practically Inevitable'

    09/22/2012 2:07:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/9/12 | David Lev
    A war with Israel is practically inevitable, Iranian General Mohammad Ali Jafari said Saturday. At a meeting of the top echelon of the Revolutionary Guards, which Jafari commands, the general said that “the shameful and cancerous tumour that is Israel is seeking war against us, but it is not known when that war will happen. They now consider war as the only way to confront us, but they are so stupid that their (US) masters should stop them.” Jafari was quite emphatic that a war was nearly inevitable. "This (war) will eventually happen as the (Islamic) revolution is moving rapidly...
  • Iran's Revolutionary Guard Says Expects Israel To Launch War

    09/22/2012 6:35:02 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9-22-2012 | Reuters
    Iran's Revolutionary Guard Says Expects Israel To Launch War Reuters September 22,2012 DUBAI (Reuters) - Israel will eventually go beyond threats and will attack Iran, the commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying on Saturday. As speculation mounts that Israel could launch air strikes on Iran before U.S. elections in November, Mohammad Ali Jafari told a news conference that the Jewish state would be destroyed if it took such a step. "Their threats only prove that their enmity with Islam and the revolution is serious, and eventually this enmity will lead to physical conflict," Jafari said when asked...
  • Obama and Religious War - Obama is Malcolm X brought to life - a leftist reactionary

    09/21/2012 1:23:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 21, 2012 | James Lewis
    .....The whole liberal complaint about religion is two centuries out of date -- except in the case of radical warlike Islam, where it is all too timely. The liberal answer to Mohammed is Marx,one reactionary extremist from the Arabian desert of thirteen centuries ago against another one from the Prussian Empire of 1848. Mohammed and Marx both agitated for world-conquering imperialism,and dumbed-down libs think that the Marxist mass-murdering ideology is "progressive." Obama was raised in a militant anti-Western group of seething leftists. Those are the people he tells us he picked to be his friends and allies in college. Those...
  • Gingrich on Libya, Obama and 'acts of war'

    September 20, 2012 Gingrich on Libya, Obama and 'acts of war' Former presidential candidate takes on Mitt Romney and Pres. Obama's past comments come back to haunt them and the White House's handling of the US embassy attacks in the Middle East
  • Beijing Hints At Bond Attack On Japan

    09/19/2012 5:09:31 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-19-2012 | Evans Ambrose-Pritchard
    Beijing Hints At Bond Attack On JapanThe Telegraph (UK)Evans Ambrose-Pritchard A senior advisor to the Chinese government has called for an attack on the Japanese bond market to precipitate a funding crisis and bring the country to its knees, unless Tokyo reverses its decision to nationalise the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu islands in the East China Sea. Jin Baisong from the Chinese Academy of International Trade – a branch of the commerce ministry – said China should use its power as Japan’s biggest creditor with $230bn (Ł141bn) of bonds to “impose sanctions on Japan in the most effective manner” and bring Tokyo’s...
  • Alpha closing 8 mines, cutting 1,200 jobs in all (War on Coal)

    09/18/2012 5:55:35 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 18 replies
    WVVA.com ^ | September 18, 2012 | WVVA
    Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources said Tuesday it's cutting production by 16 million tons and eliminating 1,200 jobs companywide, including 400 with the immediate closing of eight mines in Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The mine shutdowns start Tuesday, while the rest of the layoffs will be completed by the end of the first quarter after Alpha fulfills current sales obligations, Chief Executive Officer Kevin Crutchfield said. In all, the layoffs amount to nearly a tenth of Alpha's 13,000-person work force. Alpha said it is closing four mines in West Virginia, three in Virginia and one in Pennsylvania. They are...
  • The Rapture Index hits an all time high

    09/17/2012 5:47:53 AM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 43 replies
    2009 High 169 2010 High 174 2011 high 184 2012 high 184 2009 Low 157 2010 Low 168 2011 Low 172 2012 Low 176 Record High 185 Record Low 57 17 Sept 12 12 Dec 93
  • KRAUTHAMMER: US Has Gone to War 6 Times in 20 Years on Behalf of of Oppression of Muslims

    09/17/2012 2:28:33 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 17, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    This weekend, the news is full of Obama's Cairo speech three years ago when he gave Muslims the idea that he was the savior of the Muslim people, and would change American Government, thus The People would submit and respect Muslims, come hell or high water. From my perspective, the new President of the United States effectively said  'I understand why you hate us, your hostility is my country's fault, and I will change that reality by the sheer force of my magnetism and power of office.' To Obama, Islamic jihad was nothing more than a gnat on a camel, nothing...
  • Intervention in Libya Led to Attack on U.S. Consulate, Ex-CIA Chief Says

    09/14/2012 12:59:33 PM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies
    New American ^ | Thursday, 13 September 2012 14:00 | Jack Kenny
    Intervention in Libya Led to Attack on U.S. Consulate, Ex-CIA Chief Says Written by Jack Kenny The UN-sanctioned military intervention in Libya by the United States and NATO allies created conditions ripe for Tuesday's attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that claimed the life of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other members of his staff, a former CIA director said Wednesday. In an interview with Newsmax TV, retired Air Force General Michael Hayden said the decision to intervene on behalf of the rebels seeking to overthrow Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi may have been made without a...
  • Vanity: November 5 Declaration of War in Mideast - Obama backup plan in case he loses election?

    09/15/2012 4:56:17 PM PDT · by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh · 26 replies
    9-14-2012 | Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh!
    Obama couldn't be doing a worse job in foreign policy and middle east relations. It's almost as if he is trying to get a war started. Reduction of our arms. Exhaustion of our assets. Debt. Deficit. Ridiculous res of engagement, gays in the military, demoralization of our troops. If he declares war by executive order and martial law before Nov 6 elections, can he suspend them? Can he stay in office?
  • WHAT IS AN ACT OF WAR?

    09/12/2012 5:58:58 AM PDT · by 7thson · 40 replies
    Question for those with more smarts than me - is acting an embassy, consulate, or killing an ambassador an act of war? If so, where can I get confirmation on that? Thank you in advance.
  • Daddy, Why do they hate us? (Vanity)

    09/11/2012 10:58:09 AM PDT · by Tenacious 1 · 13 replies
    Vanity | 9/11/12 | Tenacious1
    "Daddy why do they Hate Us?" "Sweetie, they hate us because we allow you to go to school. They hate us because your Mother drives a vehicle, in public without a scarf over her head...." This was how the conversation started with my daughter last evening as we studied for Social Studies test about American Indians and watched some 9/11 tribute on TV. I was explaining the cultural divide that caused the violence between colonists/Americans and native Indians. Native Indians didn't have written language. They couldn't read and had many different spoken languages. They constantly fought with other tribes over...
  • This Is What A US Strike On Iran's Nuclear Facilities Could Look Like

    09/09/2012 6:28:50 AM PDT · by blam · 59 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-9-2012 | Robert Johnson
    This Is What A US Strike On Iran's Nuclear Facilities Could Look Like Robert JohnsonSep. 7, 2012, 10:50 AM Washington D.C. foreign policy think tank the Center For Strategic & International Studies took a long hard look at what it really means to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions, what it would take, and what it could lead to in a report released yesterday. The speculation that Israel can go it alone against Tehran remains, but the specifics of what's required by a US attack to put the nuclear program in the dust is outlined in detail. At least 16 F-18s, and...
  • “WE ARE ENTERING THE MOST FATEFUL 50 DAYS” SINCE YOM KIPPUR WAR, SAYS SENIOR ISRAELI OFFICIAL

    09/07/2012 9:15:50 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 41 replies
    Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog ^ | 9/7/2012 | Joel C. Rosenberg
    Full Title: “WE ARE ENTERING THE MOST FATEFUL 50 DAYS” SINCE YOM KIPPUR WAR, SAYS SENIOR ISRAELI OFFICIAL: Epicenter Conference set for next week to focus on twin threats of war & replacement theology Evidence continues to mount that an Israeli preemptive strike against Iran’s nuclear program is increasingly likely before the U.S. elections in November. >>SNIP<< here are some of the latest developments I’m watching closely: 1. Iran has doubled its uranium enrichment capacity at its most secure, hardened, underground nuclear facility at Fordow, >>SNIP<< 2. Israel’s 14-member Security Cabinet met on Tuesday for a 10-hour meeting to discuss...
  • Young Voter Panel at DNC Ignores Obama's Abysmal Drug War Record ('That's a shame' - in advance)

    09/05/2012 7:31:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Reason ^ | 9/05/12 | Garrett Quinn
    Young Voter Panel at DNC Ignores Obama's Abysmal Drug War RecordGarrett Quinn|Sep. 5, 2012 6:54 pm CHARLOTTE—During an Atlantic magazine sponsored discussion on the declining enthusiasm among young people for President Obama, the now infamous Harold & Kumar campaign video was shown but, as has been the case throughout the Democratic National Convention, nobody discussed the president’s drug war record. The crowd and panel, compromised of Kal Penn, America Ferrera, and Alfre Woodard, chuckled at the hapless stoners in the video as they laughed at their television after receiving instructions from Obama.
  • (Vanity) Fixing this mess - Seeking Freeper input

    09/03/2012 9:01:44 AM PDT · by TheZMan · 29 replies
    Today | Me
    There has been a rather endless list over the years of "things we can do to fix this mess". Some of it is obvious, some not so obvious, but the common theme is that it will take many years and a fair amount of luck. I'd like to focus on one item in the list - our Activist Media. Whether to the right or the left it is a fact that the MSM is today largely damaging to the citizenry. The 24-hour news cycle, "opinion" news, and biased reporting (read: lying) is a daily problem that I believe is the...
  • Flashback 2009: Obama's Incoherent Afghanistan War Policy Doesn't Plan for Victory

    09/03/2012 8:24:11 AM PDT · by Son House · 2 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | December 02, 2009 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: All right, admit it, folks, nobody really knows what to think about this speech until I weigh in on it, right? Even though you all have your opinions, the most often asked question across the country this morning is, "What does Rush think about it?" Well, I thought it was incoherent. I thought it was incoherent because his policy is coherent. He didn't even announce a policy other than to get out of there. It's all political, the whole thing. He didn't use the word victory. He didn't talk about winning anything. He talked about bringing it to a...
  • India, China to discuss ramp up in military ties

    09/02/2012 1:32:24 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Sunday, September 2, 2012 | IANS
    New Delhi - India and China are likely to ramp up military ties when they discuss from Monday possible resumption of joint army exercise from 2013, apart from continuing delegation exchanges, during Chinese Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie's visit here. This is the first time in eight years that a Chinese defence minister is visiting India, a sign of likely traction in bilateral military ties. Gen. Liang will meet Indian officials Monday and Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday when all aspects of their military ties, including border management, are scheduled for a review, a defence ministry official said. The two...
  • Bin Laden was ALREADY DEAD when Navy SEALs burst into his bedroom Shocking claim by retired soldier

    08/28/2012 10:54:31 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 59 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 8/29/12 | Staff
    A blow-by-blow account of the Navy SEAL raid that took down Osama bin Laden has revealed that the al-Qaeda chief was unarmed and already dead when soldiers burst into his room in his Pakistan compound. The book, No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden, was written anonymously under the name Mark Owen, who was one of the SEAL Team Six members who saw the terror leader die in May 2011. A copy of the book, obtained by The Huffington Post, says that the mission was quite unlike the popular version of what went...
  • Feds: Men trained in Central Florida for 'violent jihad' overseas

    08/27/2012 8:45:26 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 3 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 8/27/12 | Jeff Weiner
    Recent court filings reveal new details of a federal investigation into a suspected international plot, in which authorities allege a man was trained in Central Florida to commit acts of radical Islamic terrorism abroad. One of two men facing federal charges in the case, Jonathan Paul Jimenez, is set for a plea hearing on Tuesday, records show. He is charged with lying to federal investigators and falsifying income tax documents. However, according to documents filed by prosecutors this week, Jimenez and co-defendant Marcus Dwayne Robertson are suspected of participating in "a travel facilitation network that sends individuals overseas to commit...
  • The War on Children [classic Mark Steyn]

    08/25/2012 9:21:33 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/25/2012 | Mark Steyn
    We’re leaving them with a transgenerational bill unknown to human history. The Democratic party, never inclined to look a gift horse in the mouth, does have a tendency to flog him to death. So it is with a fellow called Todd Akin, a GOP Senate candidate who unburdened himself of some ill-advised thoughts on abortion and “legitimate rape,” and put Missouri back in play for the Democrats. Less ambitious political parties would be content with that little windfall, but the Dems have decided to make — what’s his name again? Oh, yeah — this guy Akin the face of the...
  • Dems prepare to go behind enemy lines at GOP convention in Tampa (Wasserman's war room)

    08/22/2012 2:30:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/21/12 | Mike Lillis
    Dems prepare to go behind enemy lines at GOP convention in TampaBy Mike Lillis - 08/21/12 01:40 PM ET Don't call it sabotage, but as Mitt Romney and the Republicans are taking over Tampa for next week's GOP convention, a sizable crew of Democrats will be there as well, working furiously behind enemy lines in an effort to muffle the GOP message. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.), head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), is launching the Democrats' counter attack on Tuesday with a Tampa-based press conference slamming Romney and the Republicans for their opposition to abortion rights — an...
  • Americans tune out Afghan war as fighting rages on

    08/21/2012 7:38:12 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies
    Apnews.myway.com ^ | August 21, 2012 | By DEB RIECHMANN
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - It was once President Barack Obama's "war of necessity." Now, it's America's forgotten war. The Afghan conflict generates barely a whisper on the U.S. presidential campaign trail. It's not a hot topic at the office water cooler or in the halls of Congress - even though more than 80,000 American troops are still fighting here and dying at a rate of one a day. Americans show more interest in the economy and taxes than the latest suicide bombings in a different, distant land. They're more tuned in to the political ad war playing out on television...
  • Op-Ed: Only in Israel Series: Getting Your New Gas Mask

    08/20/2012 4:26:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/8/12 | Paula R. Stern
    Ever lose something and then when you find it, you are so relieved? Well, we found it, but relief is the wrong word...we'll save ourselves 700 shekels (about $180) - so that's good. But it also means my procrastinating is over. Tomorrow, I'm going to go and exchange the old gas masks we were issued long ago with current ones. What a concept this is, I want to shout out. No, I don't want a gas mask! I don't want to put it on; I don't want to even look at it! I don't remember when or how I was...
  • Obama weighs in on Pussy Riot Sentence

    08/17/2012 1:56:27 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 45 replies
    wapoblog ^ | august 17, 2012 | david nakamura
    At his daily briefing, White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the administration is “disappointed by the Pussy Riot verdict. While we understand the group’s behavior was offensive for some, we have concerns about the way these young women were treated by the Russian judicial system.”
  • Leaked Document-Israel’s Planned Assault Against Iran

    08/16/2012 12:21:09 PM PDT · by arasina · 20 replies
    The Yeshiva World ^ | 08/16/12 | The Yeshiva World
    According to American journalist Richard Silverstein, who spoke with the BBC, he received a classified document leaked by a senior IDF officer to a former senior minister, a document that is a synopsis of a high-level briefing between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak addressing the planned assault against Iran. Silverstein adds there are those who will dispute the legitimacy of the document he has in hand, but he remains convinced as to the authenticity of the document. Silverstein broke the story on his blog on August 15, 2012, describing an Israeli assault against Iran’s nuclear program...
  • The Romney-Ryan Ticket's Foreign ZOT Problem

    08/15/2012 3:44:58 PM PDT · by Melvin Martinez · 74 replies
    The Martinez Report ^ | 08/15/12 | Melvin Martinez
    For the first time in decades, the Republican team running for the White House has little substantial foreign policy or military experience. Seizing on the opportunity, President Barack Obama's re-election campaign opened a new front against the GOP ticket on Wednesday, drilling Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan on veterans issues...
  • The Media’s War on Business – and Science – Gets Personal

    08/15/2012 4:25:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2012 | Lisa De Pasquale
    For several years the hysterical, ratings-seeking media has waged a war on businesses that use bisphenol A (also known as BPA), a chemical found in water bottles, canned foods and even thermal cash-register tape. The media has succeeded in ignoring the science and instead stoked the public’s irrational fears by simply proving that traces of BPA can be found in your food. However, numerous studies by the FDA, CDC, World Health Organization, and European Food Safety Authority have found that BPA is easily and quickly metabolized, with no discernible human harm ever being identified. With feigned outrage, the hysterical media...
  • 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....
  • How Dogs Can Help Veterans Overcome PTSD

    08/12/2012 9:02:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Smithsonian ^ | 8-12-12 | Chris Colin
    Going to the movies was the worst: the crowds, the dark, the whispering. “I would constantly be scanning for who was going to come stab me from behind,” says Robert Soliz, a 31-year-old former Army Specialist from San Joaquin, California. He was discharged in 2005 after serving in a heavy artillery quick-reaction force in South Baghdad. But fear, anxiety, depression and substance abuse swept into his life, and Soliz became one of 300,000 U.S. veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder. Isolated, his family deteriorating—“I couldn’t show affection, couldn’t hug my kids”—Soliz...
  • Afghan policeman guns 10 of his fellow officers, a day after Afghan gunmen kill 6 US soldiers[3USMC]

    08/11/2012 3:05:27 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 10 | Updated: August 11, 1:12 PM | Associated Press
    KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan police officer killed at least 10 of his fellow officers on Saturday, a day after six U.S. service members were gunned down by their Afghan partners in summer violence that has both international and Afghan forces questioning who is friend or foe. ... A day earlier, two Afghans shot and killed six American service members Friday in neighboring Helmand province in the south where insurgents have wielded their greatest influence. In the first attack, an Afghan police officer shot and killed three Marines after sharing a pre-dawn meal with them in the volatile Sangin district,...
  • White House Considers Putting No Fly Zone over Syria

    08/08/2012 9:29:17 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    Arirang News ^ | 8-9-12 | JK Kim
    The United States is considering establishing a no fly zone over Syria to protect civilians from air strikes. In a forum hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations Wednesday, White House Counterterrorism Advisor John Brennan said the Obama administration is trying to evaluate the possible effects of a no fly zone over Syria.
  • Jihad in Thailand: Muslim police volunteer's bomb attack "We are at war, in case

    08/06/2012 10:01:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 8/6/12 | Pamela Geller
    Between this morning and now another bomb was set off in Thailand, this one in Yala. Six soldiers wounded outside the Islamic Bank. Thai Police suspect a police volunteer was the Muslim terrorist who set off the bomb and blew off his own arm during the jihadist attack. At the moment, the 'official' government line is that the injured officer must be interviewed before the police definitively declare he is a terrorist. The local Thai language radio station has already crossed the threshold and is calling the officer a 'hidden terrorist'. "We are at war, in case no one has...
  • Rabbi Wolfson: Disaster, Redemption May be Near Esteemed U.S.-based rabbi calls on Jews to wake

    08/06/2012 9:49:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 8/6/12 | Gil Ronen
    Rav Moshe Wolfson of Brooklyn has held an emergency gathering in his community and called upon the members to be strong in Torah and prayer so that the Jewish people will survive the time of tension with Iran. The rabbi noted that the Torah sages predicted that Persia, now called Iran, would one day destroy the world, in the times immediately preceding the Redemption. Rav Wolfson is known as a hassidic "mashpi'a" – literally, an influencer – a title that refers to rabbis who do not head a hassidic dynasty (chatzer) but have influence outside their own communities. "Our Sages...
  • Sir John Keegan - RIP

    08/03/2012 5:16:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | August 2, 2012 | Staff
    He had been on the teaching staff of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, for 25 years in 1986 when Max Hastings announced his recruitment to the paper the day he took over the editor’s chair. Keegan proved an unrivalled asset as the Soviet empire crumbled and collapsed, the government demanded a “peace dividend” in the form of cutbacks to the Armed Forces and a series of military actions flared up in the Middle East and the Balkans.
  • Tick off a liberal: Take a Boy Scout to Chick-fil-A

    07/29/2012 1:55:29 PM PDT · by jimluke01 · 24 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Matt Barber
    Forget about Bert and Ernie. I always thought Kermit the Frog was a little “light in the flippers,” if you know what I mean. Miss Piggy? Probably just cover (wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more). And how about that perennial bachelor, Fozzie Bear? Wocka Wocka, indeed. Or not. I don’t know. Still, a recent move by The Jim Henson Company makes you wonder. In a distinctly knee-jerk, anti-family development, the Muppet mogul has severed promotional ties with Chick-fil-A – the booming fast-food chain and American Cinderella story. The multi-billion dollar company has stirred the ire of left-wing extremists in...
  • Obama aide tells Israel of Iran attack plan: paper

    07/29/2012 2:52:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies
    Obama aide tells Israel of Iran attack plan: paper ReutersReuters – 3 hrs ago JERUSALEM (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's national security adviser has briefed Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a U.S. contingency plan to attack Iran should diplomacy fail to curb its nuclear program, an Israeli newspaper reported on Sunday. The Haaretz newspaper said that the U.S. adviser - Thomas Donilon - had described the plan in talks with Netanyahu earlier this month. A senior Netanyahu aide, Harel Locker, refused to comment on the report when asked about it in an interview with an Israeli radio station. Another...
  • An Open Letter to Bill Press: Regarding your proposal for a bloody civil war, just how many

    07/28/2012 11:28:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 7/28/12 | Dutchman6
    Bill Press: He may have been drunk when he wrote the column below, but I don't think he can plead diminished capacity when he is convicted for violating the Law of Unintended Consequences. "Bill Press: Praise the Lord -- and stockpile the ammunition." My email reply: -----Original Message----- From: georgemason1776 To: bill@billpress.com Sent: Sat, Jul 28, 2012 11:36 am Subject: RE: Your proposal for a bloody civil war over firearms. How many millions of us do you want dead? "Don't get me wrong. I believe in the Second Amendment. And, as a Scalia originalist, I believe we should take it...