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  • Smackdown: Israel's Netanyahu rejects Obama proposal on borders (Drudge Headline)

    05/20/2011 12:31:07 PM PDT · by GVnana · 91 replies
    (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bluntly told President Barack Obama on Friday his vision for the borders of a future Palestinian state would leave the Jewish state with an "indefensible" frontier. Netanyahu's remarks after the White House talks underscored how a new U.S. push for Middle East peace had opened one of the deepest divides in years in relations between the United States and close ally Israel. "Peace based on illusions will crash eventually on the rocks of Middle East reality," an unsmiling Netanyahu told Obama in the Oval Office.
  • Is The World Ending Saturday, May 21st, 2011?

    05/19/2011 10:18:18 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 17 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 05-19-11 | J. D. Longstreet
    OK. So the end of the world is coming Saturday, right? Well, it might. But frankly, I’ll believe it when I see it. It is not that I doubt the world will end … it will, I just doubt that anyone – any man – can know when it will occur. Even Jesus Christ, whom Christians recognize as the SON of God, when asked about the time of the end of the world replied that no one knows – not even the angels in heaven. Hey, that’s good enough for me! Predicting the end of the world is definitely not...
  • Judgment Day May 21 [Why the Bible Never speaks of the End of the Physical Universe]

    05/18/2011 2:52:51 PM PDT · by grumpa · 50 replies
    Prophecy Questions blog ^ | May 18, 2011 | Prophecy Questioner
    Here we go again—Judgment Day. This time Harold Camping called it for this weekend, May 21. His billboard ads read: “The Bible Guarantees It!” We even heard this mentioned this week on CNBC, of all places. Confused Christians have been calling for the end of the world for a very long time, embarrassing themselves and the rest of Christianity. Did you know that the Bible does not even mention the end of the physical universe? I’m sure this will come to a shock to Christians who do not know their Bible. So let’s take a look.
  • Is Obama's mother still alive?

    04/20/2011 2:26:27 AM PDT · by rambo316 · 58 replies · 2+ views
    Alan Peters' News Briefs ^ | 4/17/11 | Alan Peters
    Sunday, April 17, 2011 OBAMA'S MOTHER ALIVE? A MULTI-IDENTITY CRIMINAL IN HIDING? The Geitner Obama Connection,you can run but you cant hide “The real reason is that Madelyn’s Dad worked for Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company. In 1973 David Rockefeller founded the Trilateral Commission (TC) with the Marxist-praising Zbigniew Brzezinski as its director. Zbigniew Brzezinski is a foreign policy advisor to Obama. What these Trilateralists truly intend is the creation of a worldwide economic power superior to the political governments of the nation-states involved. The place to start is with the banks and developement of “predatory lending” schemes that would eventually...
  • remember the good ol days..

    04/17/2011 12:02:26 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 94 replies
    e-mail ^ | 17-april-2011 | ol hickory
    Remember the good ol days? Mom's smoked and drank when pregnant, you were raised on home cooking, your crib was covered with Lead Base paint, rode a bike with no helmet on gravel roads, you went outside till the street lights came on, your parents had no childproof lids or seat belts in cars, you got spanked when you misbehaved, had 3 TV channels you got up to change, school always started w/the Pledge of Allegiance, & stores were closed Sunday,you drank water out of a creek or out of water hose and YOU STILL TURNED OUT OK, if you...
  • Guys Sitting On Top Of The Tallest Building In The World

    04/16/2011 8:16:15 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/6/2011
    Sitting On Top Of The Burj Khalifa In Dubai
  • US Finances Rank Near Worst in the World: Study (Duh?)

    03/24/2011 8:32:33 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 16 replies ^ | 03/24/11 | Jeff Cox
    The US ranks near the bottom of developed global economies in terms of financial stability and will stay there unless it addresses its burgeoning debt problems, a new study has found. In the Sovereign Fiscal Responsibility Index, the Comeback America Initiative ranked 34 countries according to their ability to meet their financial challenges, and the US finished 28th, said David Walker, head of the organization and former US comptroller general.
  • Summary of A 1969 Lecture About the "New World System" delivered by Dr. Richard Day

    02/28/2011 9:20:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies ^ | 2/28/11 | Michael Stone
    In March 20,1969, Dr. Richard Day, the National Medical Director of the Rockefeller-sponsored "Planned Parenthood" to a meeting of the Pittsburgh Pediatric Society. delivered an invitation-only lecture about the “new world system” in which he defined the changes, according to an actual timetable, that would be accomplished by the year 2000 which included the following: * Travel restrictions will occur. It will be considered a privilege! People will need permission and a good reason to travel. An under-the-skin implantation device will be developed, coded specifically to identify each individual to accommodate government surveillance through radio signals. * More airplane and...
  • Chris Matthews to host Bill Clinton special: ‘President of the World’ (Technicolor HURL!)

    02/19/2011 8:14:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Media Bistro ^ | 1/31/11 | Chris Ariens
    Chris Matthews to host Bill Clinton special: ‘President of the World’By Chris Ariens on January 31, 2011 2:30 PM MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is anchoring a President’s Day special on MSNBC three weeks from today titled “President of the World: The Bill Clinton Phenomenon.” Matthews recently spent a week Bill Clinton, sitting down with him one-on-one for the special. The hour includes interviews with Clinton’s close friends including Tony Blair, Terry McAuliffe, Mary Steenburgen and Kevin Spacey. The special “will take viewers behind the scenes of Clinton’s life,” says the press release. There’s not a single political figure today with the...
  • An Amazing, Depressing* Look At The World's Demographic Shift From 1950-2050

    02/18/2011 7:37:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/18/2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    Bank of America/Merrill Lynch has published a huge report on Asian demographics. In it, the team lead by Sadiq Currimbhoy has published a fantastic set of population "pyramids" that show the way a given population breaks down by age at any given time. If you're in the developed world, you'll be depressed at how old you're getting. And if you're in the developing world, you'll see there's years and years of relative youth ahead. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE CHARTS
  • Here Is What The Average Woman Looks Like In Every Country (See pictures)

    02/10/2011 1:07:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 147 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 02/10/2011 | Gus Lubin
    South African Mike Mike travels around the world taking pictures of faces and combining them in hi-tech composites. He calls the ongoing project The Faces Of Tomorrow. Here are the average women:
  • Thou Art My Son...Psalm 2

    02/02/2011 10:49:20 AM PST · by pastorbillrandles
    …I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.(Psalm 2:7-9)In its original context Psalm 2 is a coronation psalm. Israel is the Son of God, therefore the King of Israel, who is the embodiment of Israel, is a Son of God. God has appointed the King, and...
  • The Rest of the World and Obama

    01/28/2011 8:22:16 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 28, 2011 | Steve McCann
    One of the primary narratives of the Democrats and the media during the entire tenure of the George W. Bush's term was that the United States was held in historically low regard throughout the rest of the world. This became, after "Bush lied," the second-most frequently repeated talking point. Whether there was any basis for this claim was immaterial; it was a handy cudgel for defeating and humiliating the president. For the past twenty-five-plus years, I have been involved in the international marketplace, having dealt in countries as varied as the United Kingdom, China, and Ghana. Never in that period...
  • Lobster in the mountains, riots on the Nile

    01/29/2011 7:40:50 AM PST · by Allthegoodusernamesaregone · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:40am EST | Ben Hirschler
    The global elite, dining on Norwegian lobster and reindeer at the end of the World Economic Forum on Saturday, felt pretty chipper despite growing concerns about the inequality of the economic recovery.
  • Breaking: ElBaradei (Opposition Leader) Arrested in Egypt

    01/28/2011 7:17:35 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 6 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/28/11
    Mohammed ElBaradei, the top opponent of Egyptian dicatator Hosni Mubarak, has been placed under house arrest. This comes just days after his return to the country. Meanwhile, his pro-democracy followers have reportedly been beaten during ongoing protests shaking the country. The Al-Jazeera TV network said at least one person was killed, but this could not be immediately verified. "Speaking to Reuters, one witness described blood streaming from people with head wounds and others collapsing to the ground. Other witnesses gave similar descriptions. Al-Jazeera also said opposition politician Ayman Nour, who ran in the 2005 presidential election, was hurt. Citing his...
  • PM: World has not put into practice lessons from Holocaust

    01/26/2011 10:31:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    jpost ^ | 1/26/11 | staff
    During Knesset session ahead of Int'l Holocaust Remembrance Day, Netanyahu asks "Where is the fury, international uprising" of the world against Iran for calling for destruction of Jews? Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday slammed the international community, saying that "it has not put into practice the lessons learned from the horrors of the Holocaust." Speaking during a special session of the Knesset to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Netanyahu said, "One thing is clear. The fact that global anti-Semitism is increasing is a well-known phenomenon. New anti-Semitism is washing over the world and it is important to fight it."...
  • Obama Has Lost The World

    12/26/2010 10:44:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies · 18+ views
    Eurasia Review ^ | December 26, 2010 | Daniel Greenfield
    After the 2010 elections, it’s not exactly news that Obama has lost America. But in a less public referendum, he also lost the world. Obama’s cocktail party tour of the world’s capitals may look impressive on a map, but is irrelevant on a policy level. In less than two years, the White House has gone from being the center of world leadership to being irrelevant, from protecting world freedom to serving as a global party planning committee. Even the Bush Administration’s harshest critics could never have credibly claimed that George W. Bush was irrelevant. He might have been hated, pilloried...
  • Long Lay The World...

    12/24/2010 2:44:29 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Long Lay the world, in sin and error pining, till He appeared…”What a contrast this Christmas season presents to us this year. Anywhere I look , I see the most beautiful, serene snowfall I can ever remember seeing. The huge flakes float from the silk gray clouds against a backdrop of bare trees, an empty barn ,and open fields. The hush is surreal, it seems holy as does the pure white background which puts the bare trees in stark relief.I am living in a setting out of a Robert Frost poem.* Yet in spite of the beauty and serenity of...
  • The Big Picture: 50 photos of protests around the world during the last two weeks

    11/18/2010 10:43:57 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 8 replies ^ | 11/17/10
    Taking their desires to be heard to the streets, thousands of protesters and demonstrators around the world have recently been marching, shouting, praying, and engaging in both theater and violence to make their points. From quiet, prayerful requests for peace in Mexico to the violent takeover of an office building in London to student demonstrators in Chile and gay rights activists making a statement to the Pope in Spain, the past two weeks has been full of protest. Their reasons are many - anger with austerity measures, frustration with incumbent governments and globalization, frustration with policies in other countries -...
  • Barack Obama's hopes for a nuclear-free world fading fast

    11/16/2010 8:48:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Guardian ^ | 11/16/10 | Julian Borger
    Barack Obama's hopes for a nuclear-free world fading fastTwo of the president's initiatives, on disarmament and relations with Russia, have been dealt a serious setback Julian Borger, diplomatic editor, Tuesday 16 November 2010 20.36 GMT Barack Obama's hopes of reshaping US foreign policy stand on the brink of failure tonight, after two of his most cherished initiatives — nuclear disarmament and better relations with Moscow — were dealt serious setbacks. According to a leaked Nato document seen by the Guardian, a move to withdraw US tactical nuclear weapons from Europe has been omitted from the alliance's draft strategic doctrine,...
  • Krugman: (The rookie Hussein isn't prepared for) The World as He Finds It

    11/16/2010 8:53:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/14/10 | PAUL KRUGMAN
    The World as He Finds ItBy PAUL KRUGMAN Published: November 14, 2010 On Wednesday David Axelrod, President Obama’s top political adviser, appeared to signal that the White House was ready to cave on tax cuts — to give in to Republican demands that tax cuts be extended for the wealthy as well as the middle class. “We have to deal with the world as we find it,” he declared. The White House then tried to walk back what Mr. Axelrod had said. But it was a telling remark, in more ways than one. The obvious point is the contrast between...
  • Location, location and how the West was won

    11/13/2010 11:54:06 PM PST · by Cardhu · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | November 10th 2010 | Ian Morris, Professor, Stanford University
    On his current visit to Beijing, UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said China will soon reclaim its position as the world's biggest economy - a role it has held for 18 of the past 20 centuries. But how did the US, Britain and the rest of Europe interrupt this reign of supremacy? It comes down to location. Europeans have been asking this question since the 18th Century, and Africans and Asians since the 19th. But there is still not much agreement on the answers. People once claimed Westerners were simply biologically superior. Others have argued Western religion, culture, ethics,...
  • Who is our George Soros?

    11/11/2010 2:52:47 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 53 replies
    Just a thought | 11/11/2010 | Eddie01
    Who is the Global Billionair fighting a One World Government? We need one.
  • Europe 'dismayed' as midterms highlight Obama's struggles (another Eurotrash perspective)

    10/28/2010 4:21:22 PM PDT · by max americana · 20 replies
    p MSNBC (Rat Channel) ^ | oct 28, 2010 | marian smith
    LONDON – Before he was elected to the White House, Barack Obama drew 200,000 ecstatic fans during a 2008 visit to Berlin. Analysts predicted he would have easily been elected France's president if he had been a candidate there. And the day after Obama's election triumph, practically every U.K. newspaper splashed his picture across their front pages. Europe had fallen in love. Two years later, Obama is struggling at home. With the midterms looming, the president's approval rating is at just 47 percent and most indicators suggest that the Democrats will take a hit on Tuesday. Many Europeans don't get...
  • Analysis: IMF power shift opens way for more breakthroughs

    10/24/2010 8:43:11 PM PDT · by goldendays · 6 replies ^ | 10/25/2010 | Lesley Wroughton
    (Reuters) - A G20 agreement to give emerging market countries more power in the International Monetary Fund opens the door for breakthroughs on easing global tensions over trade imbalances. The surprise deal reached at weekend meetings of finance ministers from the Group of 20 in South Korea shifts IMF voting power to under-represented emerging countries like China, India, Brazil and Turkey. Countries like the United States are betting that with greater representation emerging economies such as China will be more willing to address the trade distortions causing currency volatility and threatening increased protectionism. The deal avoided a widening of the...
  • Geithner's Goal: Rebalanced World Economy .

    10/20/2010 6:49:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/20/10 | Damian Paletta & David Wessel
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said he would use weekend meetings of G-20 finance ministers to advance efforts to "rebalance" the world economy so it is less reliant on U.S. consumers, to move toward establishing "norms" on exchange-rate policy, and to persuade others the U.S. doesn't aim to devalue its way to prosperity. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Geithner said the world sorely needs to agree on guidelines for exchange-rate policy. "Right now, there is no established sense of what's fair," he said. He also said the U.S. is pressing the Group of 20 industrial and developing
  • United Nations Meeting on saving species opens in Japan

    10/18/2010 4:29:05 PM PDT · by goldendays · 6 replies ^ | 10/18/2010 | MALCOLM FOSTER
    TOKYO – Delegates from more than 190 nations kicked off a U.N. conference Monday aimed at ensuring the survival of diverse species and ecosystems threatened by pollution, exploitation and habitat encroachment. But the two-week marathon talks of the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity face some of the same divisions between rich and poor nations over what actions to take that have bogged down global climate negotiations. Scientists warn that unless we start doing more to protect species, extinctions will spike and the intricately interconnected natural world will be damaged with devastating consequences. "We're on the verge of a major extinction...
  • Clooney asks Obama for commitments on Sudan

    10/14/2010 1:02:37 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 12 2010 | Unknown
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama met with activist-actor George Clooney at the White House on Tuesday to discuss U.S. involvement in Sudan ahead of a critical election early next year in Africa's largest nation. Clooney recently returned from Sudan, and is asking the U.S. and world community to use international pressure and robust diplomacy to prevent violence ahead of the Jan. 9 election. The election is an independence referendum on south Sudan that is likely to split the country in two, and there are fears that the vote could lead to a new outbreak of north-south civil war.<>
  • ABC News: Year After Obama Won Nobel, World Looks for Signs of Peace

    10/08/2010 8:36:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 8, 2010 | By RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    One year after the Nobel prize jury made its controversial decision to award President Obama the prize for world peace, a larger jury is still waiting for the president to live up to those lofty expectations. Even some of Obama's allies -- like former Nobel laureates Al Gore and Jimmy Carter -- declined to assess his performance in fulfilling what the peace prize said was his "vision" of world harmony. The one year anniversary of Obama's prize comes as fighting is escalating in Afghanistan, the war in Iraq continues to smolder and Obama struggles to keep fledgling Middle East peace...
  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer slams 'foreign interference' in immigration lawsuit

    10/06/2010 7:28:01 PM PDT · by goldendays · 35 replies ^ | 10/06/2010 | SCOTT WONG |
    Jan Brewer is asking a federal court to disallow foreign governments from joining the federal lawsuit. | AP Photo Close By SCOTT WONG | 10/6/10 9:57 AM EDT Updated: 10/6/10 7:21 PM EDT In a new twist in the fight over Arizona’s immigration law, Republican Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday asked a federal court to disallow foreign governments from joining the U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit to overturn the law. The move comes in response to a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling issued Monday, allowing nearly a dozen Latin American countries — Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador,...
  • China wins WTO backing in chicken fight with US

    09/29/2010 11:35:11 AM PDT · by goldendays · 20 replies ^ | 09/30/2010 | GENEVA (AFP)
    GENEVA (AFP) – China won a rare victory at the World Trade Organization against the United States on Wednesday after an arbitration panel ruled that US restrictions on Chinese poultry imports are illegal. Arbitration panels typically call on offending parties to lift the illegal measure, however, in this case, the panel said that it would not make any recommendation as the US restrictions have since expired. Beijing, usually the target of disputes rather than a complainant, accused Washington of breaching international trade rules through several measures, including an appropriations bill which results in an effective ban on Chinese poultry imports....
  • Clinton to unveil US funds for clean cookstove push (take money from your family give it away)

    09/21/2010 2:12:43 PM PDT · by goldendays · 18 replies · 1+ views ^ | 21 Sep 2010 | Jeff Mason; editing by Todd Eastham
    Clinton to unveil US funds for clean cookstove push 21 Sep 2010 11:46:09 GMT Source: Reuters By Jeff Mason NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce on Tuesday a U.S. contribution of more than $50 million toward providing clean cooking stoves in developing countries to reduce deaths from smoke inhalation and fight climate change. The U.S. funding, which will be spread over five years, is part of a Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves being started to combat a problem officials equate with malaria and unclean water in terms of their health impact worldwide. Some...
  • How Have All The Major World Markets Done Since 2000? (See here for chart)

    09/08/2010 12:07:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/08/2010 | Barry Ritholz
  • Louis Farrakhan: "Our Muslim World Wants to See the US/UK Handcuffed"

    08/29/2010 4:47:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    newzeal ^ | 8/29/10
    On August 25, I uploaded a video entitled "Louis Farrakhan: "Our Muslim World Wants to See the US/UK Handcuffed". It received over 2,000 views in under 48 hours, but YouTube subsequently deleted it after a complaint by the owner of the footage. Wouldn't be surprising if Farrakhan's people had got wind of the video and had it pulled. I've now uploaded the video to LiveLeak, where it's since received another 650 views. This is an important video and - until now, unseen footage of Minister of Nation of Islam, Louis Farrkhan speaking about his plan for the destruction of America.
  • Dutch teen sailor reaches Canary Islands (14 years old)

    08/26/2010 12:15:33 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 17 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 08/26/10 | Ciaran Giles
    MADRID – A 14-year-old Dutch sailor aiming to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world says she has reached Spain's Canary Islands off northwest Africa but declined Thursday to say where exactly she was. "Now I'm in the Canary Islands with the first stage of my trip behind me," Laura Dekker wrote on her website. "It was a great first stage that I can look back on with a good feeling. The message was posted Wednesday but gave no details as to where on the seven-island archipelago she was. In an email Thursday to The Associated Press,...
  • Foreign Demand For U.S. Wheat to Rise 36%

    08/12/2010 4:13:09 PM PDT · by goldendays · 41 replies · 1+ views ^ | SCOTT KILMAN, ILAN BRAT And LIAM PLEVEN
    The drought decimating Russia's grain crop is helping put more money into the pockets of U.S. farmers and leaving the world more dependent on the U.S. harvest. The U.S. Agriculture Department said Thursday it expects U.S. wheat exports to soar 36% amid higher prices, and in a rare move raised its one-month-old harvest forecasts and price forecasts for several major U.S. crops, including wheat, corn, and soybeans at the same time. "The U.S. is an island of supply in a year of very big demand," said Daniel W. Basse, president of AgResource Co., a Chicago commodity forecasting concern. Higher prices...
  • Post-Anti-Americanism (The World Pities America MASSIVE BARF ALERT)

    08/11/2010 3:15:36 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 23 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 8/11/2010 | Howard Fineman
    You can still buy an American newspaper at the kiosk in Rome’s Piazza Colonna, but you have to ask the lady behind the counter. She turns from the window, paws through a stack on the floor, and produces an International Herald Tribune, holding it at arm’s length like a day-old fish. It’s the same availability and tone in Venice, the Greek islands, and Istanbul. The implicit question in the transaction is always the same: why would you want to read that thing about that place at this time? And when you read about America in European newspapers, what you...
  • India terms US visa fee-hike plan ‘overwhelmingly protectionist'

    08/09/2010 3:58:38 PM PDT · by goldendays · 74 replies · 1+ views ^ | 08/09/10 | Arun S.
    India terms US visa fee-hike plan ‘overwhelmingly protectionist' Visa wrangle If the Bill is enacted then it can be challenged in WTO, say lawyers The Bill reportedly aims to raise $600 million to boost surveillance along the US-Mexico border by hiking visa fee Arun S. New Delhi, Aug. 9 The US Border Security Bill that aims to increase H-1B and L-1 visa fees reflects an “overwhelmingly protectionist frame of mind” and will raise “very serious questions” as it targets a particular set of companies, India has said. The affected companies would mainly be from the Information-Technology sector, including Tata, Infosys...
  • Ginsburg: OK to look to foreign law for good ideas

    07/30/2010 2:14:39 PM PDT · by goldendays · 59 replies · 5+ views
    ap ^ | 07/30/10 | ap
    Ginsburg: OK to look to foreign law for good ideas (AP) Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says judges can look to foreign law for good ideas without diminishing their ability to apply U.S. law faithfully. Ginsburg told a meeting of international lawyers Friday that American judges can learn from their foreign counterparts when seeking solutions to "trying questions." Ginsburg said high court nominee Elena Kagan got it right when she told senators at her confirmation hearing that she was in favor of good ideas "wherever you can get them." Ginsburg acknowledged that other justices, including Antonin Scalia, are sharp...
  • World simmers in hottest year so far

    07/16/2010 1:04:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 62 replies · 2+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/16/10 | Alina Selyukh
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The world is enduring the hottest year on record, according to a U.S. national weather analysis, causing droughts worldwide and a concern for U.S. farmers counting on another bumper year. For the first six months of the year, 2010 has been warmer than the first half of 1998, the previous record holder, by 0.03 degree Fahrenheit, said Jay Lawrimore, chief of climate analysis at the federal National Climatic Data Center. Period of a El Nino weather pattern is being blamed for the hot temperatures globally. "We had an El Nino episode in the early part of the...
  • Crisis Awaits World’s Banks as Trillions Come Due (And You think we've got problems?)

    07/11/2010 7:34:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/11/2010 | Jack Ewing
    FRANKFURT — The sovereign debt crisis would seem to create worry enough for European banks, but there is another gathering threat that has not garnered as much notice: the trillions of dollars in short-term borrowing that institutions around the world must repay or roll over in the next two years. The European Central Bank, the Bank of England and the International Monetary Fund have all recently warned of a looming crunch, especially in Europe, where banks have enough trouble raising money as it is. Their concern is that banks hungry for refinancing will compete with governments — which also must...
  • World Economic Collapse Explained In 3 Minute Video

    07/11/2010 7:00:27 PM PDT · by Tina Grazier · 12 replies
    Funny, Weird, & Educational Pictures or Videos ^ | 7/11/10 | John Clarke and Bryan Dawe
    The Australian comedy team of John Clarke and Bryan Dawe present a hilarious and yet informative take on the European and American debt crisis. While unfamiliar to most Americans, these two Australians have been appearing together on Australian television since 1989 when they began doing satirical interviews since on a show called, "A Current Affair". Then in 1997 they began a show called, "The 7:30 Report" which gave them a larger audience and thus more acclaim. Several times they have won the ARIA award for, "Best Australian Comedy". They take their conservative leaning views and routinely destroy the left...
  • A false choice...

    07/07/2010 10:37:50 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 5 replies ^ | 07/07/10 | Bill Randles
    the false choice… Posted on July 7, 2010 by billrandles Some time ago, there was a drama presentation circulating in evangelical churches which attempted to contrast the horrors of Hell, with the bliss and joys of Heaven, through a series of vignettes. At the end of the presentation, an altar call was given, people were called upon to make a clear choice, Do you want to go to Heaven or Hell? Eternal bliss or everlasting torment? When put that way the choice seems obvious doesn’t it? Anyone in their right mind would definitely choose to go to heaven and shun...
  • the false choice....

    07/07/2010 3:00:32 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 5 replies
    / ^ | 07/07/10 | Bill Randles
    the false choice… Posted on July 7, 2010 by billrandles Some time ago, there was a drama presentation circulating in evangelical churches which attempted to contrast the horrors of Hell, with the bliss and joys of Heaven, through a series of vignettes. At the end of the presentation, an altar call was given, people were called upon to make a clear choice, Do you want to go to Heaven or Hell? Eternal bliss or everlasting torment? When put that way the choice seems obvious doesn’t it? Anyone in their right mind would definitely choose to go to heaven and shun...
  • Name One Difference Between World Opinion and Left-Wing Opinion

    07/05/2010 11:29:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 6, 2010 | Dennis Prager
    Here's a challenge: Can you name one difference between what the media refer to as "world opinion" and Left-wing opinion? Take all the time you need. But no matter how much time you take, you probably won't come up with any examples. The world's media and virtually all international organizations are Leftist in their politics, and they both define "world opinion" and in turn shape it. Of course, there are other powerful institutions in the world that shape public opinion. But virtually none contravene the Left-wing views of the world's media and world organizations on world issues. Take Islam, for...
  • Around the world, freedom is in peril

    07/05/2010 12:00:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    wapo ^ | 7/5/10 | Fred Hiatt
    As America this weekend celebrates the birth of its liberty, in much of the rest of the world freedom and democracy are in retreat. Over the past decade, authoritarian rulers have refined their techniques to stay in power, learning from each other and thinking two steps ahead of democratic forces. Unprepared for this systematic reply to the advance of democracy from the 1970s through the 1990s, democratic governments have yet to formulate a coherent response. "A global political recession" is how Tom Melia describes the current state of affairs. Melia is deputy director of Freedom House, a nonprofit that annually...
  • "A Whale" On Board The Largest Oil Skimming Ship In The World (Video)

    07/02/2010 4:09:06 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 13 replies · 3+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/2/10 | HAP
    Fox Station exclusive report on board "A Whale" that just arrived in the Gulf, the ship is capable of skimming 500k barrels of oil a day...(Video)
  • The Most Interesting Man in the World

    06/30/2010 6:45:18 AM PDT · by VastRWCon · 26 replies · 3+ views ^ | June 30, 2010 |
    Who is the Most interesting man in the world? Excerpt: ... Some people refer to him as the "doer", he just doesn't say he is going to do something, he actually does it. He has been seen dinning with some of the most beautiful women in the world like his daughter. When confronted with a crisis he immediately takes charge unlike our president.
  • Geithner Says U.S. Economy No Longer World Leader

    06/25/2010 4:58:35 PM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 44 replies · 2+ views
    ECR ^ | 25 Jun 10 | EC
    I guess we really shouldn't be surprised. After all, this is what Obama and his team of globalists wanted, wasn't it? It's pretty much what he promised his hate-America base. If anyone was listening, they would have heard it. US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has told the BBC that the world "cannot depend as much on the US as it did in the past". He said that other major economies would have to grow more for the global economy to prosper. He also played down any differences in policy between the US and Europe regarding deficit reduction. Mr Geithner was...
  • Financial overhaul writers have ties to industry (this is all about a Global Tax )

    06/19/2010 11:31:55 AM PDT · by day21221 · 3 replies · 522+ views ^ | June 16, 2010 | Sharon Theimer
    Financial overhaul writers have ties to industry Despite apparent conflicts of interest, none have recused themselves WASHINGTON - Anyone with a bank account or credit card has a stake in the overhaul of financial rules Congress is working on. But the industry ties of some politicians writing the law go far beyond the norm. One senator's wife is a director of a securities exchange; another senator and his wife run a multimillion-dollar title company. And a congresswoman's husband drew salaries from three industry players last year. Several lawmakers hashing out a House-Senate compromise on the legislation have millions in financial...