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  • The Clintons Employ Muslim Brotherhood Officials? You Can’t Be Serious

    I don’t know who is more shocked about this, me or Huma Abedin, but it turns out that a former top Clinton Foundation official is also … a senior Muslim Brotherhood official who has just been arrested for – you’ll never guess – inciting violence in Egypt. Not to worry, I’m sure it was only moderate violence. The Washington Free Beacon’s Adam Kredo reports on Gehad [as in Jihad] el-Haddad: "A senior Muslim Brotherhood official who, until recently, had been employed by the William J. Clinton Foundation was arrested in Cairo on Tuesday and charged with inciting violence.Gehad el-Haddad served...
  • Some of the deadliest mass shootings around world

    12/04/2015 10:41:12 AM PST · by TBP · 1 replies
    9 News Colorado | July 20, 2012 | Associated Press (AP)
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  • Worldwide study finds high concern about fixing climate change (UNIPCC Pantsuit load Alert!!)

    06/11/2015 7:22:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/11/15 | Alister Doyle - Reuters
    BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Almost 80 percent of people worldwide are perturbed about global warming and most want tough action to fix the problem, according to a new study that the United Nations touted as a spur to an international climate deal later this year. The report, based on consultations with 10,000 people in 75 nations from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, also showed that 66 percent viewed measures to tackle warming, such as more wind or solar energy, as a chance to improve their quality of life. Christiana Figueres, head of the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat, said the findings were "important...
  • Pope Francis and his "worldwide hug" to transgender people

    02/01/2015 4:28:03 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 22 replies
    National Catholic Reporter via La Salette Journey ^ | January 30, 2015 | Thomas C. Fox; Paul Melanson
    From The National "Catholic" Reporter: "Gay Catholic leaders have expressed their pleasure following reports that Pope Francis, in an unprecedented move, met last week with a transgender Spaniard at the Vatican. While the Vatican has yet to confirm the meeting, it has been widely reported in the press, and there has been no Vatican denial. 'I think that his meeting with the transgender man was a gesture not only of pastoral care, but of genuine interest in learning about the transgender experience from a firsthand source,' Francis DeBernardo, executive director of New Ways Ministry, told NCR in an email. Said...
  • US will work to keep new coal plants from being built overseas

    10/29/2013 2:44:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 29, 2013 | Ben Goad
    The Obama administration on Tuesday said it will seek to discourage the construction of coal plants in foreign countries through the World Bank and other multilateral development institutions. The effort marks the latest step in President Obama’s initiative to combat the effects of global warming through executive power in lieu of action from the divided Congress. Under the new policy, the U.S. government will oppose public financing for coal projects in all but the world's poorest countries unless they meet standards on par with tough new proposed regulations for any new coal plants in the United States. Opponents of the...
  • Terrorists ‘aim to hit Israeli, Jewish targets worldwide’ in coming weeks

    08/19/2013 4:57:28 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 6 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | August 19, 2013 | Gavriel Fiske
    Israeli and Jewish targets all over the world are likely to be sought out by terrorist organizations in the coming weeks, the Israeli government’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau warned in strikingly strident tones on Monday, listing dozens of countries where it said it had “concrete” indications of a terrorist threat. It cited concerns about terrorist acts timed to coincide with the forthcoming Rosh Hashana (New Year), Yom Kippur and Succot festivals, and also said that the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US was likely to be “a favored period” for al-Qaeda and other global jihadist groups to attempt to...
  • Myanmar: Saudi Arabia is responsible for the jihad against Rakhine Buddhists

    05/30/2013 6:50:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies ^ | 5/31/13 | sheikyermami
    The Muslim Issue presents truth to power: Did Buddhists invade Muslim land or did Muslims force themselves, like always, on the Buddhists of Myanmar? Why are they refusing to leave? Remember the rules of the game: while Muslims slaughter, attack, invade and force their ugly fascist ideology on innocent people – they are always the victims. Be it in Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, India, Bangladesh, Israel, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Israel, Chechnya, Kosovo, etc. etc. the scenario is always the same. There never exist any responsibility or consciousness for personal conduct within the Muslim community. Islam is an ideology based on...

    01/02/2013 7:06:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sep 1, 2011 | Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
    In this powerful documentary produced by Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (, you will learn how governments have historically deprived people of firearms ... and then wiped them from the face of the earth. This is the true story of Gun control from around the world, especially in the 20th century. It details how governments have ALWAYS BEEN the biggest threat to the safety, security and prosperity of the people. While Americans can see how this could happen in other countries, most can't EVER imaging it being able to happen here because there are so many rights guaranteed...
  • What Are the Strange Sounds Being Heard Worldwide? (Video)

    01/18/2012 9:43:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 133 replies · 1+ views
    Gather ^ | January 18, 2012 | Tom Rose
    People all over the world are reporting they are hearing strange sounds and recording them on video. A compilation of these separate incidents has been uploaded to YouTube, and one fact is chillingly clear. Whatever these unearthly noises are, they all sound similar, and are, so far, unexplained. It's easy to say that these strange sounds, sometimes extremely loud, and other times seemingly far off, are the product of a hoax. But their similarity to each other, and the fact they have been recorded in so many diverse areas of the world, leads one to believe that such a hoax...
  • 22 Signs That We Are On The Verge Of A Devastating Global Recession

    01/12/2012 5:36:41 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    TEC ^ | 1-12-2012 | Michael Snyder
    22 Signs That We Are On The Verge Of A Devastating Global RecessionJanuary 12, 2012Michael Snyder 2012 is shaping up to be a very tough year for the global economy. All over the world there are signs that economic activity is significantly slowing down. Many of these signs are detailed later on in this article. But most people don't understand what is happening because they don't put all of the pieces together. If you just look at one or two pieces of data, it may not seem that impressive. But when you examine all of the pieces of evidence that...
  • ‘Russia Is Waking Up,’ Former Prime Minister Says Amid Massive Protests

    12/10/2011 12:58:44 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 36 replies ^ | December 10, 2011 | Olivia Katrandjian
    Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Moscow today, in the largest of more than 70 protests across Russia, to voice their anger at alleged election fraud and to demand that the results of the parliamentary elections be cancelled, a new election be held, and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin resign. Opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, one of the organizers of the rally, explained the protesters’ demands to ABC News. “Our demand is to cancel these criminal elections, because Putin stole about 13 million votes. Secondly, to fire Mr. [Vladimir] Churov, who is responsible for the election and to...
  • Interesting Information on Healthcare in the U.S.

    11/05/2011 7:48:05 PM PDT · by dvan · 5 replies
    Email | NA | NA
    There are actually two messages here. The 1st points out the incredible "benefits" of Universal Healthcare and is very interesting; the 2nd is absolutely astounding - and explains a lot. 1.A recent "Investor's Business Daily" article provided very interesting statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization. Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis: U.S. 65% England 46% Canada 42% Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months: U.S. 93% England 15% Canada 43% Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months: U.S....
  • And now, a GLOBAL uprising?

    10/10/2011 8:28:26 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 22 replies
    united for #globalchange ^ | Unknown | united for #globalchange
    Well, it seems the 'people of the world' are supposed to 'rise up' on the 15th of October for a world-wide 'non-violent' protest for global democracy...whatever that is. Apparently, the "Occupy (insert name here)" crowds are supposed to go along with this. This is from the homepage of the "15October" website...On October 15th people from all over the world will take to the streets and squares. From America to Asia, from Africa to Europe, people are rising up to claim their rights and demand a true democracy. Now it is time for all of us to join in a global...
  • Int’l Rallies: 800 Pro-Israel Christians vs.150 Pro-Arabs

    09/18/2011 5:14:40 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/9/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Worldwide pro and anti-Israel rallies outside the Arab world the past few days revealed lopsided support for Israel, with 800 pro-Israel Christians rallying in London and 150 pro-Arabs, including 20 anti-Zionist Jews, in New York. Mainstream headlines spreading fear of huge protests, and even a “Third Intifada" in Israel, have failed to ignite the Arab street, where most demonstrations have been limited to numbers ranging from a few dozen to 200. Outside of Israel, enthusiasm for the Palestinian Authority also has been limited to college campuses and anti-Israel advertising on buses and subway trains. A pro-Arab rally in New York...
  • 'Tsunami' of obesity worldwide: study (HUGH increase in obese numbers since 1980)

    02/03/2011 6:13:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/3/11 | Winne Andrews - AFP
    PARIS (AFP) – A "tsunami of obesity" is unfurling across the world, resulting in a near-doubling of the numbers of dangerously overweight adults since 1980, doctors warned on Friday. More than half a billion men and women -- nearly one in nine of all adults -- are clinically obese, according to research by a team from Imperial College London, Harvard and the World Health Organisation (WHO). In 2008, the latest year for which statistics were available, nearly one woman in seven and one man in 10 were obese, it found. Being too fat causes three million premature deaths each year...
  • Obama hails 'new era of engagement' worldwide

    10/05/2010 4:41:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/5/10 | AP
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is greeting foreign diplomats at a White House reception, hailing a "new era of engagement in the world." Said the president: "We're doing together what none of us can achieve by ourselves." Scores of ambassadors and other foreign officials were invited to the East Room on Tuesday for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at an annual diplomatic corps reception.
  • Certificate of Irishness open to 70 million people worldwide

    06/21/2010 10:06:16 AM PDT · by Palter · 30 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | 21 June 2010 | PAUL CULLEN
    The Government has announced plans to introduce a certificate of Irish heritage for up to 70 million people of Irish descent around the world who do not qualify for citizenship. Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheál Martin said at the weekend he had decided to proceed with the initiative, which was first proposed at the Global Irish Economic Forum at Farmleigh last year. The certificates will be issued by a third party agency acting under licence from the Department of Foreign Affairs, which is considering charging a fee for each document issued. The initiative is intended to be self-financing, according to...
  • H1N1 flu victim collapsed on way to hospital [Latest H1N1 updates downthread]

    06/24/2009 8:04:24 AM PDT · by metmom · 8,598 replies · 86,478+ views ^ | June 24, 2009 | Raveena Aulakh
    Within minutes, six-year-old Rubjit Thindal went from happily chatting in the back seat of the car to collapsing and dying in her father's arms. "If we had known it was so serious, we would have called 911,'' Kuldip Thindal, Rubjit's distraught mother, said in Punjabi yesterday. "She just had a stomach ache -- she wasn't even crying.'' Rubjit was pronounced dead at hospital barely 24 hours after showing signs of a fever. Later, doctors told her parents she had the H1N1 influenza virus. She is believed to be the youngest person in Canada with the virus to have died.
  • Clinton defends abortion right worldwide

    04/23/2009 8:28:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 684+ views ^ | 4/23/09 | Sylvie Lanteaume
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, testifying in Congress on Wednesday, defended the right to abortion worldwide and the Obama administration's decision to finance family planning overseas. Demonstrating the eloquence she so often used in the US presidential campaign last year, Clinton stood her ground against Christopher Smith, a Republican lawmaker from New Jersey who strongly opposes abortion.
  • Global Music Sales Fell 7% in ’08 as CDs Lost Favor

    01/16/2009 5:49:10 PM PST · by Wolfstar · 39 replies · 666+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | 1/16/09 | Eric Pfanner
    PARIS: Music sales worldwide fell by about 7 percent last year as another sizable jump in digital sales failed to make up for a deepening decline in the compact disc market, according to John Kennedy, chief executive of the industry's main international trade group. Revenue from music sold over the Internet, via mobile phones and in other digital forms, rose by 25 percent last year, to $3.7 billion, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry said in a report set for publication Friday. Digital sales accounted for 20 percent of the industry's revenue, up from 15 percent a year earlier....
  • Alleged Madoff fraud has worldwide exposure (banks, hedge funds, famous, super rich, charities ..)

    12/15/2008 10:03:42 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 1,101+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/15/08 | Joe Bel Bruno and Jane Wardell - AP
    NEW YORK – The list of investors who say they were duped in one of Wall Street's biggest Ponzi schemes is growing, snaring some of the world's biggest banking institutions and hedge funds, the super rich and the famous, pensioners and charities. The alleged victims who sunk cash into veteran Wall Street money manager Bernard Madoff's investment pool include real estate magnate Mortimer Zuckerman, the foundation of Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, and a charity of movie director Steven Spielberg, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  • Worldwide protests on eve of China Olympics

    08/07/2008 7:59:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 122+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/7/08 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) - Police banned demonstrations outside the Chinese embassy in Paris on Thursday but critics of China's human rights record stepped up protests elsewhere in the world to mark the start of the Beijing Olympics. Police in the French capital said they did not want a repeat of the "violent disturbances" that broke out in April when the Olympic torch passed through Paris, when activists angry at China's crackdown in Tibet disrupted the route. They banned any protests outside the embassy on Thursday and Friday, when the Games officially open, including a demonstration planned Friday by a coalition including...
  • America Supports You: Freedom Walk Plans Shape Up Worldwide

    07/28/2008 5:49:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 82+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, July 28, 2008 – Individuals and organizations around the globe are planning special commemorations to mark the quickly approaching seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. So far, nearly 185 America Supports You Freedom Walks are scheduled to take place on and around Sept. 11. Of those walks, eight are scheduled overseas, in Heidelberg, Germany; Santa Rita, Guam; Baghdad; Vicenza, Italy; Iwakuni, Japan; Moron, Spain; and Seoul and Daegu, South Korea. America Supports You is a Defense Department program connecting citizens and companies with servicemembers and their families serving at home and abroad. “The America Supports...
  • Scientists To Capture DNA Of Trees Worldwide For Database

    05/02/2008 1:43:46 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 117+ views
    Physorg ^ | 5-2-2008 | DEEPTI HAJELA
    Scientists to capture DNA of trees worldwide for database By DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press Writer Graduate student Natalia Pabon-Mora works at The New York Botanical Garden's Pfizer Plant Research Laboratory at the Bronx, New York facility Tuesday, April 15, 2008. A team of researches there is leading a global effort to barcode the DNA of every tree species on Earth, all 100,000 of them. The laboratory, with sweeping views of trees and a pond, reflects the work going in indoors. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) (AP) -- The New York Botanical Garden may be best known for its orchid shows and colorful...
  • Dollar's clout sinks worldwide

    03/13/2008 1:19:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 114 replies · 2,430+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/13/08 | Alan Clendenning - ap
    SAO PAULO, Brazil - Antique store owners in lower Manhattan, ticket vendors at India's Taj Mahal and Brazilian business executives heading to China all have one thing in common these days: They don't want U.S. dollars. Hit by a free fall with no end in sight, the once mighty U.S. dollar is no longer just crashing on currency markets and making life more expensive for American tourists and business people abroad; its clout is evaporating worldwide as foreign businesses and individuals turn to other currencies. Experts say the bleak U.S. economic forecast means it will take years for the greenback...
  • Ops Chief Briefs Support Groups on Military Efforts Worldwide

    01/25/2008 3:08:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 57+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2008 – More than 150 people attending the America Supports You National Summit here today received a quick overview of the American military as it fights the war on terror. This is the third summit for the Defense Department’s America Supports You program, through which hundreds of volunteer groups and corporations are reaching out to American servicemembers. Ham, who served in Iraq from 2004 to 2005, gave the group a quick tour of the world, starting with the United States and U.S. Northern Command, based in Colorado Springs, Colo. “It is the command tasked to defend our...
  • AIDS Death Toll Nears Heart Disease, Stroke

    11/28/2006 8:31:22 AM PST · by Westlander · 33 replies · 745+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | November 28, 2006 | AP
    Within the next 25 years, AIDS is set to join heart disease and stroke as the top three causes of death worldwide, according to a study published online Monday. When global mortality projections were last calculated a decade ago, researchers had assumed the number of AIDS cases would be declining. Instead, it's on the rise.
  • Anti-Semitism on the Rise Worldwide

    11/14/2006 8:36:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies · 527+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Nov 13, '06 | Hana Levi Julian
    Hate crimes against Jews are increasing, not only in Europe but also in the United States, specifically in New York. Anti-Semitic activities in the Big Apple, home to the largest Jewish community outside Israel, are on the rise, up by eight percent according to a report in the daily New York Post quoting New York City police department (NYPD) officials. The number of attacks against Jews in New York City rose by 20 percent since 2005, from 39 to 47 in the period from January 1 to November 5. Anti-Semitism in Europe is also rising, according to a report presented...
  • Iran calls for dismantling of WMD: envoy

    08/07/2006 3:59:31 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 19 replies · 519+ views
    IRNA ^ | August 8, 2006 | Iran-New Zealand-Envoy
    Iran's Ambassador to New Zealand Kambiz Sheikh-Hassani said in Wellington on Monday that Tehran calls for dismantling of all weapons of mass destruction in the world. "(Former Iraqi president) Saddam Hussein used chemical weapons of the US and Europe against the Iranian nation during the Iraqi- imposed war...We called for dismantling of weapons of mass destruction particularly dangerous weapons of the Zionist regime. "We have followed up this goal at the United Nations and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) for several years," he said. Pointing to Iran's peaceful nuclear program, he added that "Iran' just demand for recognition of its rights...
  • DoD to Set Up Joint Intelligence Operations Centers Worldwide

    04/12/2006 6:07:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 528+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 12, 2006 – The Defense Department is moving to establish a worldwide group of joint intelligence organizations designed to rapidly gather, interpret and act on information to better meet 21st-century military needs, senior military officials said here today. On April 3, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld issued a directive to establish a Joint Intelligence Operations Center at DoD's Defense Intelligence Agency, at each unified combatant command and at U.S. Forces Korea, Army Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence and warfighting support, told reporters at a news briefing. "What we're trying to do is...
  • Malaysia's PM Comments Prove Western Fears True

    02/10/2006 7:31:50 AM PST · by forty_years · 5 replies · 605+ views ^ | February 10, 2006 | Andrew Jaffee
    Abdullah Badawi, Malaysia's prime minister, "says a huge chasm has opened between the West and Islam, fuelled by Muslim frustrations over Western foreign policy," according to the BBC, in a story about the Mohammed caricatures. The Beeb claims that Abdullah is "promoting a moderate form of Islam," but his anti-democratic actions prove otherwise. Au contraire, Mr. Abdullah, it is your seething, Muslim masses that are the cause of this "chasm." Again, the BBC: As he spoke at a conference in Kuala Lumpur, thousands protested outside at Western cartoons of Prophet Muhammad. ... "Long live Islam. Destroy Denmark. Destroy Israel. Destroy...
  • FBI Chief Cites Worldwide Intel

    01/26/2006 12:31:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 290+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/26/06 | Edith M. Lederer - ap
    DAVOS, Switzerland - FBI director Robert Mueller said Thursday the United States now acts on intelligence from any place in the world to fight terrorism but has not sacrificed individuals' rights to privacy in that effort. However, during an interview with The Associated Press, Mueller would not discuss renditions, the practice of covertly moving imprisoned terrorist suspects between countries outside normal legal processes. He also would not elaborate on the National Security Agency's listening without a warrant to telephone calls in the United States that Bush administration officials believe involve al-Qaida terrorists. Lawmakers from both parties have questioned whether it...
  • Corruption on increase worldwide, survey shows (It's United Nations Anti-Corruption Day!)

    12/09/2005 10:00:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 336+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/9/05 | Andrew Gray
    LONDON (Reuters) - Corruption is on the increase in most countries and poor people are often the hardest hit, according to a global survey released on Friday. The poll, published on United Nations Anti-Corruption Day, found a majority of people in 48 out of 69 countries surveyed thought the problem had got worse over the past three years. "Today's survey shows that people believe corruption is deeply embedded in their countries," said Huguette Labelle, chairwoman of anti-graft group Transparency International, which commissioned the Global Corruption Barometer research. "When a poor young mother believes that her government places its own interests...
  • ARE we in a World War? You be the judge...

    07/24/2005 10:05:56 AM PDT · by Wolfstar · 244 replies · 6,972+ views
    An incredible number of attacks by Islamic jihadists have been planned over the last 35 years. Although many have been averted, far too many plots have succeeded: Since 1970, jihadists carried out attacks in over 60 cities, in at least 41 countries, on five continents and Pacific islands. Jihadists have assassinated heads of state, ambassadors and military personnel, and killed thousands of men, women, and children of many ages, ethnicities and religions (including Muslims). They have sometimes deliberately targeted children and babies.The 78 incidents listed below should not be taken as a complete list, merely a representative one. The listed...
  • Embedded Visas -- 'Free Trade' Means a Flow of Workers Across Borders

    06/30/2005 5:26:31 AM PDT · by eakole · 2 replies · 404+ views
    The Social Contract ^ | Winter 2003 | Rob Sanchez
    "…In 1995, the GATS agreement borrowed a World Trade Organization (WTO) term that describes the process of moving human capital across international borders. This process is called the ìMovement of Natural Persons,î(1) which refers to the entry and temporary stay of human laborers for the purpose of providing ìservicesî for employers. The term ìnatural personsî is an Orwellian euphemism used by the WTO to describe working class people who are considered to be nothing more than mere commodities. Immigration policies restricting the flow of ìnatural personsî would be considered a violation of the WTO rules because borders must be kept...
  • $3 Million In Awards Up For Grabs As Record Number Of Teens Compete In Intel Competition

    05/12/2005 6:08:07 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 682+ views
    ArriveNet ^ | Monday - May 09, 2005 | ArriveNet
    PHOENIX, AZ -- (ArriveNet - May 09, 2005) -- FPSnewswire/- A record number of young scientists and inventors arrive today to compete for $3 million in scholarships and awards at the 2005 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), presented by Agilent Technologies. Representing 45 countries, regions and territories, 1,447 high school students will spend the week meeting with senior scientists, sharing ideas and presenting projects on such varied topics as alternative fuels, water quality and organic compounds to fight infection and disease. Students range in age from 13 to 20; the split between females and males is almost...
  • Armstrongism Is Wrong, But Not Murderous

    03/17/2005 8:24:16 AM PST · by xzins · 6 replies · 266+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 14Mar05 | Mark A. Kellner
    About a year later, driving a company Jaguar, he gave me a tour of the England campus of the church's Ambassador College, which was closed and would ultimately be sold. Five years after that day, I shook the dust of Herbert Armstrong's Worldwide Church of God, the church where Meredith was a high official, from my shoes. I eventually became an evangelical, and swore off Armstrong's iconoclastic beliefs that Anglo-Saxons were descended from the "lost" tribes of Israel, that Old Testament feast days were to be preferred, birthdays shunned, and politics avoided—along with the Trinity, "unclean" foods, most medicines, and...
  • Charles Krauthammer: Three Cheers for the Bush Doctrine

    03/06/2005 4:34:35 PM PST · by quidnunc · 84 replies · 2,946+ views
    Time ^ | March 6, 2005 | Charles Krauthammer
    Jon Stewart, the sage of Comedy Central, is one of the few to be honest about it. "What if Bush … has been right about this all along? I feel like my world view will not sustain itself and I may … implode." Daniel Schorr, another critic of the Bush foreign policy, ventured, a bit more grudgingly, that Bush "may have had it right." Right on what? That America, using power harnessed to democratic ideals, could begin a transformation of the Arab world from endless tyranny and intolerance to decent governance and democratization. Two years ago, shortly before the invasion of Iraq,...

    02/08/2005 7:50:53 AM PST · by jb6 · 25 replies · 1,050+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 2005-02-08
    MOSCOW. (RIA Novosti political commentator Vladimir Simonov.) Skinheads are part of Russia's youth subculture, as sociologists believe about 55,000 young people in the country see themselves as neo-Nazis. Crime reports after skinhead attacks are filled with references to foreigners. An Indian woman miscarried after being assaulted by skinheads on the central Moscow street of Arbat, while a nationalistic gang, Russkaya Tsel (Russian Goal), left William Jefferson, a black US embassy guard and former marine, in hospital. Something similar happened to Peter Taaffe, the general secretary of the British Socialist Party. Russian sociologists are positive that this is Nazism and not...
  • 'Islamophobia' and the Reality of Islamic Terror

    12/16/2004 9:20:29 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 15 replies · 658+ views
    Last week Kofi Annan presided over a UN seminar on "Islamophobia," explaining with a straight face: "When the world is compelled to coin a new term to take account of increasingly widespread bigotry -- that is a sad and troubling development. Such is the case with 'Islamophobia.' The word seems to have emerged in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Today, the weight of history and the fallout of recent developments have left many Muslims around the world feeling aggravated and misunderstood, concerned about the erosion of their rights and even fearing for their physical safety." The focus, not unexpectedly,...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Rampant Anti-Americanism

    11/30/2004 6:08:39 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 501+ views
    It's one thing to know something intellectually. It's another to experience it viscerally so that it resonates to the core. Anyone who follows current events is keenly aware that we live in a world rife with anti-Americanism, and anti-Semitism for that matter. Yes, there is a salient connection between the two. But, for the moment, let's stick with anti-Americanism. After watching the Fox News Channel's special "Hating America", based on John Gibson's insightful book of the same title, I was thoroughly heart-broken. Why is it that even long time allies now trash and betray America? And what can we do...
  • Vanity:What percentage of troops/reserves do we have stationed/left

    10/11/2004 1:31:22 PM PDT · by LowOiL · 21 replies · 676+ views
    me | 10-11-04 | me
    I need to know (perferable sourced to a trustworthy URL) the percentage of reservist we have stationed worldwide and stateside. I am tired of hearing how thinly spread our soldiers are without knowing the true figures. Can anyone give me an idea of what the percentages really are.
  • North Carolina's flu disaster plan (possible worldwide pandemic, 1 million effected, 5000 deaths)

    10/05/2004 2:07:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 625+ views
    News 14 ^ | 10/05/04
    N.C.'s flu disaster plan 10/5/2004 3:45 PM By: News 14 Carolina Staff The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has a flu disaster plan. Officials are preparing to respond to a possible worldwide flu pandemic. A pandemic is illness and death worldwide, caused by a resistant flu strain. Researchers are working on developing vaccines. Health officials said people can help by getting their flu shot and limiting travel during a flu epidemic. North Carolina predicts a pandemic would cost an estimated one million doctor visits, 22,000 hospitalizations and almost 5,000 deaths.

    09/17/2004 2:45:50 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 101 replies · 2,178+ views
    CNET Japan (in Japanese) ^ | Sept. 13, 2004 | CNET Japan (from original article by John Borland)
    Free Republic has been reported on, for the first time that I know of, in the Japanese- language press online.Granted, it is a Japanese translation of a recent original on-line American article; nevertheless, it has been no doubt seen by thousands of Japanese readers on the Internet! Here is the URL, (as well as linked above):,2000047715,20073486,00.htm
  • Levi's to sell Dockers division

    05/12/2004 7:38:28 AM PDT · by XXXXX88XXXXX · 31 replies · 318+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | Wednesday, May 12, 2004 | Andria Cheng, Bloomberg News
    Levi Strauss & Co., the closely held maker of Levi's jeans, is seeking a buyer for its Dockers slacks business, sales of which declined last quarter, to help reduce debt and focus on the company's namesake clothing lines. The company hired Citigroup Inc. to help with the sale, San Francisco-based Levi said in a statement. The Dockers brand, introduced in 1986, generates about $1.4 billion in annual sales, or about a third of Levi's total revenue. Chief Executive Phil Marineau has moved production overseas and cut jobs and unprofitable product lines to trim costs and pare debt, which totaled about...
  • US Government Votes to Raise Oil Prices in OPEC

    04/23/2004 9:54:30 AM PDT · by Veritas_est · 14 replies · 288+ views
    National NFRA: US Government Votes to Raise Oil Prices in OPEC CIA AND OTHER U. S. INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES HELP OIL CARTEL OPEC IN OIL PRODUCTION CUTBACKS TO SKYROCKET OIL PRICES WORLDWIDE By Carl Olson U. S. intelligence agencies have a duty to assist occupied Iraq and its oil cartel Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. "The President and Congress should reveal what help American spy agencies have provided to OPEC in causing skyrocketing oil prices," stated Carl Olson, Chairman of State Department Watch, a nonpartisan foreign policy watchdog group headquartered in Washington, D. C. "The American public does not deserve to...
  • The Black Vault - Terrorist Activities from 1961 - 2001

    04/07/2004 1:06:06 AM PDT · by AnimalLover · 5 replies · 187+ views
    Significant Terrorist Incidents, 1961-2001: A Chronology Office of the Historian Bureau of Public Affairs October 31, 2001 1961-1982 First U.S. Aircraft Hijacked, May 1, 1961: Puerto Rican born Antuilo Ramierez Ortiz forced at gunpoint a National Airlines plane to fly to Havana, Cuba, where he was given asylum. Ambassador to Guatemala Assassinated, August 28, 1968: U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala John Gordon Mein was murdered by a rebel faction when gunmen forced his official car off the road in Guatemala City and raked the vehicle with gunfire
  • World Wide Alert In New SARS Scare

    12/18/2003 4:18:28 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 152+ views
    Ananova ^ | 12-18-2003
    World wide alert in new Sars scare A new Sars threat has been revealed after an infected Taiwanese military scientist did not go into strict home quarantine after becoming sick and two of his colleagues travelled to the United States. A search has also started for for five foreigners who travelled on the same plane as the infected man - a medical researcher - more than a week ago. So far, at least 90 people in Taiwan and Singapore have been quarantined, though none have developed Sars symptoms. The developments raise disturbing questions about decisions made by the 44-year-old patient...
  • Britons On Worldwide Bomb Alert

    11/21/2003 7:00:32 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 147+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-22-2003 | Anton La Guardia
    Britons on worldwide bomb alert By Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor (Filed: 22/11/2003) Defences were being strengthened at British embassies around the world last night as the Foreign Office ordered dozens of missions to review security after the Istanbul bombings. Barriers were erected, roads were closed and police patrols were stepped up around missions in Berlin, Athens and Paris. "Sir John Stevens: 'imminent attack in London' At the same time many embassies, particularly those in Muslim countries, received urgent instructions - marked "DESKBY", the second highest priority after "FLASH" - telling them to re-examine their protective measures. As Jack Straw,...