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  • Worried Obama begs donors, 'Do you still have my back?'

    03/13/2014 9:27:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 3/13/14 | Paul Bedard
    Once carried like a conquering hero, President Obama is now pleading with donors for help to push his agenda, having to convince them that his record is something that should wow them. "Do you still have my back?" Obama asks in a new letter to donors and contributors. "You should be proud of what we have been able to accomplish together," he argues. "Can I count on you?" The president's note is to those who supported him in the past. "I would not be here today without you. You have been an essential partner in everything we have accomplished." The...
  • Documents show Stevens worried about Libya security threats, Al Qaeda before consulate attack

    10/19/2012 11:56:57 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-19-2012 | James Rosen
    Across 166 pages of internal State Department documents -- released Friday by a pair of Republican congressmen pressing the Obama administration for more answers on the Benghazi terrorist attack -- slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and the security officers assigned to protect him repeatedly sounded alarms to their superiors in Washington about the intensifying lawlessness and violence in Eastern Libya, where Stevens ultimately died. On Sept. 11 -- the day Stevens and three other Americans were killed -- the ambassador signed a three-page cable, labeled "sensitive," in which he noted "growing problems with security" in Benghazi and "growing...
  • Berlin Worried About 'Muhammad Cartoon Contest'

    04/30/2012 7:56:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Spiegel ^ | 4/30/12 | Staff
    A far-right group in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia is running a 'Muslim cartoon contest' and plans to display the works outside mosques. The move has alarmed authorities which fear it could incite violence and hurt German interests abroad, similar to the backlash that followed the 2005 publication of cartoons in Danish newspapers. The German government has voiced concern that far-right activists in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia may incite violence with plans to hold a so-called "Muhammad cartoon contest" and to stage demonstrations outside mosques in the run-up to a regional election there on May 13.
  • Gingrich: Israelis Should Be Worried About Obama

    CBS News) Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said President Obama's comments about having more "flexibility" should be a sign of concern for allies, including Israel. "People have to worry about when a president who has already proven he is a radical says to a Russian president, 'Give me some space so I can get re-elected because then I'll have real flexibility' - you have to wonder," Gingrich said on CBS News' "Face the Nation." Gingrich told host Bob Schieffer that "you also have to ask yourself how many foreign leaders has he said that to without an open mic. How...
  • GOP worried about hacker threat to caucuses

    12/19/2011 1:42:07 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 9 replies ^ | December 19, 2011 |
    With two weeks remaining before Iowa kicks off the 2012 campaign with its first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses, the state Republican Party is taking steps to secure its electronic vote collection system after receiving a mysterious threat to its computers. A video claiming to be from a collective of computer hackers has jolted party officials with a worst-case scenario: an Iowa caucus marred by hackers who successfully corrupt the database used to gather vote totals and crash the website used to inform the public about results that can shape the campaign for the White House. Watch the video here
  • Israelis worried by anti-Semitic flavor of 'Occupy Wall St.' protests

    10/16/2011 5:03:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 83 replies
    Israel Today Magazine ^ | 10/16/11 | Ryan Jones
    A growing number of Israelis and foreign Jewish groups are expressing concern over the anti-Semitic flavor of some of the "Occupy Wall St." economic protests in the US. From the 13th century expulsion of Englands Jews to the 19th century Russian pogroms to the Nazi Holocaust, sour economic conditions have historically formed the backdrop of rising anti-Semitism.(snip) Israel's Yediot Ahronot newspaper called the anti-Semitic outbursts ''hard to watch,'' and an Israeli commenter said, ''It's just like pre-World War II Nazi Germany. You think blood libels can't happen in America?''
  • 'Majority of US Jews worried about Obama Israel policies'

    07/13/2011 7:43:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies ^ | 7/13/11 | GIL HOFFMAN
    Among those polled, 65 percent voted for Obama, 24% for John McCain, and 5% did not vote, or voted for someone else. American Jews still have a favorable opinion of Obama, but are concerned about his policies regarding Israel’s future, a comprehensive bipartisan poll of 600 likely American- Jewish voters indicated. The poll, sponsored by SecureAmericaNow, was taken by Republican pollsters McLaughlin & Associates and Democrat Pat Caddell. Among those polled, 65 percent voted for Obama, 24% for John McCain, and 5% did not vote, or voted for someone else. Sixtyfour percent had a favorable opinion of Obama and approved...
  • Current TV CEO Not Worried About Keith Olbermann’s Ratings Drop (Oberflop Alert)

    07/07/2011 5:57:42 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7/7/11 | Mark Joyella
    As you may have heard once or twice before, it’s a marathon, not a sprint (unless, of course, you’re talking about a sprint, then it’s a sprint, not a marathon). But we digress. Mark Rosenthal, CEO of Current TV, uses the sports metaphor to express his lack of concern over the second-week ratings drop for Keith Olbermann’s Countdown. The show saw its ratings shrink by nearly a third during the week of June 27, averaging 93,000 viewers in the key 25-54 demographic.
  • Hard Right Turn Worries GOP Moderates in N.H.

    02/01/2011 4:25:42 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 52 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 1, 2011 | Sarah Schweitzer
    New Hampshire Democrats conceded a dramatic loss of power to a Republican insurgency last November. Now another group is coming to terms with its sidelining. Moderate Republicans, the practical-minded mainstay of the state’s venerable GOP, have watched in dismay as conservative legislators have proposed restricting state education funding to English, math, science, social studies, and physical education and urged that officials no longer “bear faith and true allegiance’’ to the United States and New Hampshire, but rather, only to New Hampshire. With the recent ascension of Tea Party activist Jack Kimball to head the state Republican Party, many moderates now...
  • Obama Administration Says It Is Not Worried Russia Will Cheat on Nuclear Treaty

    07/21/2010 1:02:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies · 2+ views
    cns news ^ | 7/21/10 | Robert Burns, Associated Press
    Washington (AP) – Even large-scale Russian cheating on a new nuclear arms treaty would not hurt U.S. security because U.S. nuclear strengths would more than offset any Russian violations, the Obama administration has concluded. James Miller, the Pentagon's leading authority on nuclear arms, on Tuesday outlined for the Senate Armed Services Committee how the administration came to this previously undisclosed conclusion.
  • Immigration splits Democrats, and GOP seizes opportunity

    07/11/2010 2:00:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Rhonda Bodfield
    If you were looking for a political wedge issue that could work to the advantage of the GOP, you could hardly do better than immigration, which has left a sniping and divided Democratic Party in its wake. It wasn't so at first. Democrats hung together in opposition to SB 1070, sticking to the general theme it doesn't do anything to really secure the border while opening up a Pandora's box of civil-rights violations. But then came polls showing the law had a wellspring of support, followed by boycotts and a federal lawsuit - areas that also don't poll particularly well...
  • Knesset Speaker 'Very Worried' by Applause for Biden

    03/11/2010 10:57:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies · 712+ views
    INN ^ | 3/11/10 | Gil Ronen and Hillel Fendel Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin (Likud) said Thursday he was “very worried” by the applause that a Tel Aviv University audience gave Vice President Joe Biden when he expressed his condemnation of construction in the Ramat Shlomo neighborhood of Jerusalem. “I am concerned about the erosion of the red lines we set for ourselves and the lessening of the understanding of Israel's strategic needs, about which there can be no compromise,” he said. The moment Rivlin referred to can be seen in the accompanying video, when Biden says that Palestinian Authority leaders' “commitment to peace” is “an opportunity that must...
  • Chrysler dealers upbeat, worried after meeting

    02/14/2010 9:25:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 540+ views
    AP ^ | 2/14/10 | Tom Krishner
    RLANDO, Fla. — As he walked out of an auditorium Sunday afternoon, Grant Irwin Sr. pretty much summed up the feelings of Chrysler dealers who had just spent two hours listening the automaker's new management. The 73-year-old dealer from Northwest Oklahoma said he's impressed by the executives installed by Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, and optimistic about new cars and trucks that are coming. But he's also wondering about the short-term, which he and other dealers somehow must survive with an aging model lineup that pushed sales down 36 percent last year.

    01/26/2010 4:51:20 AM PST · by GUNGAGALUNGA · 26 replies · 568+ views
    me | 1-26-10 | me
    I have been up since 2 am this morning worrying about the state of afairs in this country. 1) The health care is alive then dead still kicking a little 2) Do not feel safe with the current crowd we have 3) What will America look like when these jack booted thugs get finished with it. 4) What opportunities will be left for my children? Ah hell just ranting. I remember the gold old days when liberals were not raving leftist moonbats. Now that they control all three we see the real face of liberalism and I hope voters will...
  • CA: Now he’s worried? / Interest in helping small businesses overdue (T'anks, Gubinor)

    12/23/2009 2:28:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 443+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 12/23/09 | Editorial
    As this page has long noted, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s goal of being revered as a global green giant has a potentially huge downside for California’s economy. The governor considers AB 32 – the landmark 2006 anti-global warming state law that forces increased use of cleaner but costlier forms of energy – his greatest achievement. But ever since the bill’s adoption, Schwarzenegger has found it increasingly difficult to reconcile his claims to support economic growth with his environmental policies, which add unique costs to California businesses not borne by their rivals in other states and nations. His cheerleading for ever-more-onerous regulations...
  • Worried about U.S. debt? Send your donation here

    11/12/2009 12:35:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 365+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/12/09 | Emily Kaiser
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Not sure what to give Uncle Sam this Christmas? How about a nice, fat check to help whittle away at the $7.6 trillion national debt? The U.S. Treasury Department accepts gifts, payable to the Bureau of the Public Debt. Just mail them to the attention of Department G, Post Office Box 2188, Parkersburg, West Virginia, 26106-2188. Make a note in the memo section that it is a gift to reduce the debt held by the public. Yes, really. It's all on the Treasury's website, at the end of the list of frequently asked questions. Which raises a...
  • Interview with the President: NY-23 Special Election is “Important Signal” for Democrats

    11/09/2009 3:08:32 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 13 replies · 878+ views Punch ^ | 11/09/09 | Jake Tapper & Sunlen Miller
    Obama said the main message he took from last week’s election results – with Republicans winning gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia – was that Americans are “nervous, and they’re worried and they’re anxious.” “I don't think there's any denying the fact that people are worried out there,” he said in an interview with ABC’s Jake Tapper today. Obama said Democrat Bill Owens victory in the special election in New York’s 23rd congressional district, the one bright spot for the president’s party last Tuesday, “sent an important signal.”
  • Pentagon worried about Obama's commitment to Afghanistan

    08/31/2009 8:39:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 521+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 8/31/09 | Nancy A. Youssef
    WASHINGTON — The prospect that U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal may ask for as many as 45,000 additional American troops in Afghanistan is fueling growing tension within President Barack Obama's administration over the U.S. commitment to the war there. On Monday, McChrystal sent his assessment of the situation in Afghanistan to the Pentagon , the U.S. Central Command, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and NATO . Although the assessment didn't include any request for more troops, senior military officials said they expect McChrystal later in September to seek between 21,000 and 45,000 more troops. There currently are 62,000 American troops...
  • Swiss Jews worried by pre-Durban II anti-Semitism spike

    03/12/2009 8:01:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 310+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/12/09 | MAYA SPITZER
    Leaders of the Jewish community of Switzerland are deeply concerned about the sharp rise in anti-Semitic acts there, with little reprieve from "unresponsive" Swiss authorities, according to the general secretary of the Swiss Anti-Defamation League (CICAD), Johanne Gurfinkiel.
  • Democrats anxious for Obama to widen lead

    08/02/2008 12:59:58 PM PDT · by edzo4 · 30 replies · 126+ views
    Financial times ^ | August 1 2008 | Edward Luce
    With just one month to go before Labour Day many Democrats fear that time is running out for Mr Obama to overcome the suspicions of this key swing vote. “We have got to move away from these beautifully choreographed speeches which appeal to groups of voters who are unassailably in the Obama camp already,” said a non-staff adviser to Mr Obama. “What plays well with the educated liberal voter sometimes grates with the blue-collar folk, whom we need on our side if we are going to win.” At this stage in the 1988 presidential race, Michael Dukakis, the Democratic candidate,...
  • U.S. military worried about Pakistan nuclear weapons ("Certainly." Dir. of Ops. US JCS)

    11/07/2007 9:20:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 70+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/7/07 | Kristin Roberts
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military is worried about the security of Pakistan's nuclear weapons after President Pervez Musharraf imposed emergency rule, prompting protests and arrests, a senior Pentagon general said on Wednesday. Asked if the U.S. military was concerned about the security of those weapons, Lt. Gen. Carter Ham, director of operations for the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said: "Certainly." "Any time there is a nation that has nuclear weapons that has experienced a situation such as Pakistan is at present, that is a primary concern," Ham told reporters "However, we'll watch that quite closely and I think...
  • High suicide rate among CHP officers has officials worried

    03/05/2007 12:17:02 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 1,039+ views
    The California Highway Patrol has a higher average suicide rate than other police agencies, a newspaper reported. Fifteen workers have taken their lives since September 2003, including 13 men and two women. The suicides ranged from the North Coast to the Inland Empire and included five in the Sacramento area, according to a report in The Sacramento Bee. Last month an officer was found dead in his Folsom home. Experts say police suicides often are related to job pressures and the availability of guns. "We ask our people to work very odd and unusual shifts," CHP Commissioner Mike Brown said....
  • CA: Prop. 90 provision has some worried

    10/15/2006 10:19:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,225+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 10/15/06 | Michael Gardner - CNS
    SACRAMENTO – Normally a true believer in property rights, Upland City Councilman Ken Willis nevertheless opposes an initiative on the Nov. 7 ballot that could restrict the government's ability to take land under its eminent domain authority. Willis insists he strongly supports the most visible goal of Proposition 90: to keep cities and counties from seizing homes, family-run businesses and even churches to make room for commercial enterprises such as big-box stores and high-rises that can generate more tax revenue. But a second layer of the initiative has alarmed Willis and other traditional property-rights advocates, such as the California Farm...
  • Take A Holiday, Companies Tell Worried American Workaholics

    08/20/2006 7:19:26 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies · 1,251+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-21-2006 | Harry Mount
    Take a holiday, companies tell worried American workaholics By Harry Mount in New York (Filed: 21/08/2006) Americans, who are already the hardest workers in the Western world, are taking fewer holidays than they have done for almost 30 years, a survey says. In a country where most employees only get two weeks off a year plus 10 public holidays, many people are now so ambitious or so terrified of losing their jobs that they have to be forced to take their meagre allowance. According to the Conference Board, a private research group, 40 per cent of American workers are taking...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • Schwarzenegger: Feds should be worried about California levees

    04/25/2006 3:46:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 390+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 4/25/06 | Juliet Williams - ap
    SACRAMENTO – Federal officials still are not taking seriously the threat of a failure in California's aging levee system and are risking another New Orleans-style disaster by failing to provide funding for repairs, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Tuesday. During a visit to California last week, President Bush turned down the governor's request for a pre-emptive federal disaster declaration. Instead, he issued a rare directive letting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers help with badly needed levee repairs. Schwarzenegger also met privately with Bush, but he said Tuesday that the message isn't resonating with the administration. He did not mention the...
  • Dems shadow Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele at public events (RATS are worried...)

    03/18/2006 1:47:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies · 1,500+ views ^ | March 17, 2006 | Thomas Dennison
    Dems shadow Steele at public eventsGOP complains about Democratic researcher at non-campaign appearances; Lierman says so what? Friday, March 17, 2006 by Thomas Dennison Staff Writer Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele’s run for U.S. Senate has been attracting attention from friends and foes alike. Gazette file photoANNAPOLIS — For the past several weeks, the Maryland Democratic Party has dispatched a researcher to record, photograph and shadow Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate, at his public events around the state. The researcher, Jennifer Sconyers, has attended several events, ranging from a career day at Crossland High School...
  • ZOT this Fashist!

    02/08/2006 12:53:07 PM PST · by fingerlakestennesee · 197 replies · 7,796+ views
    In this war freedom should come first not after! In New Hampshire the Motto is Live free or Die! I don't need Bush spying on law abiding americans and taking our freedoms. Anyone who surrenders a square inch of freedom to the government in the name of saftey is a traitor and should be treated like one! Let the Bush Fashists all drop dead! Filthy Commys! LET FREEDOM RING!
  • Republicans Worried About Party Faithful

    01/20/2006 9:56:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 79 replies · 1,275+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/20/06 | Ron Fournier - ap
    WASHINGTON - A growing number of Republican voters are frustrated by congressional spending and scandal, according to GOP leaders from across the country who worry that an "enthusiasm deficit" could cost the party control of Congress in November. Some rank-and-file Republicans wonder what happened to the party that promised to reform Washington after taking control of Congress in 1994 for the first time in 40 years. "We've seen the enemy, and he is us," said Tom Rath, a Republican National Committee member from New Hampshire describing the sentiments of some GOP voters. "We have to get back to the basics....
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • Bye-bye Delay! So long crooks! Goodbye world, I'm gone by ZOT!

    01/08/2006 6:43:32 PM PST · by SoLongCrooks · 317 replies · 9,527+ views
    Yaa, you repukes are not doing so well, huh? Imagine, you repukes control the presidency, both houses of Congress, and appointed 7 of the 9 Supreme Court justices. Yet the Supreme Court thre out sodomy laws in all 50 states and recognized the right of government to seize land for any reason. And you couldn't pass your Social Security changes could you? Sorry, that was your last shot. Come November, we're going to start seeing more Democratic faces in the House. It's the end for you guys. You guys are celebrating when Bush's numbers go *up* to 45%. Then Faux...
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • Seriously, Why Don't You Trolls Try Something Original?

    01/01/2006 9:27:23 AM PST · by inquisitive · 171 replies · 7,753+ views
    Why does anybody support George w Bush as President? He is clearly the worst President I have ever seen -- a complete disaster. And before you say anything, I have been a registered Republican for 25 years.

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • ZOT! Censorship alleged

    12/17/2005 5:27:56 AM PST · by Dances With Fascists · 337 replies · 7,870+ views
    Censored News & Ideas ^ | 9/11/04 | unknown
    Lies of omission about 9/11 -- stoking fears of terrorism THEY WANT YOU TO BE AFRAID The following post was censored by shortly after it was posted on their "public" forum on 9/11/04. That forum is designed to appear as though it is a community forum open to all, but this post only received three responses before it and its replies were deleted, and a repeat posting at 4 am PST on 9/20/04 didn't stay online for 5 minutes! Someone is apparently watching closely over the content of the forums and censoring them 24/7 (though they might have...
  • Something Every Zottee Should Realize

    11/17/2005 6:15:41 AM PST · by Turkey Day · 270 replies · 7,570+ views
    <p>You people are jerks. Not likeable jerks either, but the kind folks would like to smack in the back of the head with a shovel. Think Judge Snells from Caddyshack or Neidermier from Animal House.</p> <p>I know this probably comes as a shock to you, but if you do some serious soul searching, you'll realize that I am right.</p>
  • Frist Worried About Leak, Not Prisons

    11/10/2005 12:17:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 68 replies · 1,685+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/10/05 | Jonathan Katz - ap
    WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist says he is more concerned about the leak of information regarding secret CIA detention centers than activity in the prisons themselves. Frist told reporters Thursday that while he believed illegal activity should not take place at detention centers, he believes the leak itself poses a greater threat to national security and is "not concerned about what goes on" behind the prison walls. "My concern is with leaks of information that jeopardize your safety and security — period," Frist said. "That is a legitimate concern." He noted that the CIA has also called for...
  • ZOT! Bush Popularity Among Military

    10/29/2005 9:58:00 AM PDT · by mindysmack · 58 replies · 2,030+ views
    AsPress ^ | AsPress
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- More than half of North Carolina military members surveyed in the latest Elon University poll disapprove of President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq and his overall job performance. Nearly 53 percent of military members said they strongly disapproved or disapproved of Bush's handling of his job. And just more than 56 percent of that same group strongly disapproved or disapproved of how he has dealt with the Iraq war. Overall, 53 percent of those surveyed for the poll released Friday did not approve of Bush's job performance, while 57 percent did not approve of his...
  • GUILT BY ASSOCIATION HAS DEMS WORRIED (Hillary Clinton campaign finance trial)

    05/12/2005 6:07:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 931+ views
    Yahoo News - NY Post ^ | 5/12/05 | DEBORAH ORIN
    <p>SEN. Hillary Rodham Clinton's pals stress that she's not a target in the criminal case against former chief fund-raiser David Rosen — but Democrats have the jitters because she could still pay a hefty political price.</p> <p>"Whether or not he's convicted, it reminds people of the downside of the Clinton years — the mess. We're a political party looking to move into the future and getting dragged back 'ceaselessly into the past,' to quote 'The Great Gatsby,' " said a top Democratic strategist.</p>
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Why Want Bush Do Something about the cost of gas? (ZOT!!! He awaits orders from Juwish Modz.)

    03/23/2005 4:07:55 PM PST · by John Zell · 175 replies · 8,487+ views
    Gas costs so much. I cant afford it. Why want Bush do something? Don't say he can't. His daddy or his handlers could be on the phone in 2 minutes with the Rothchilds and by 1 week, oil prices would be under $20 and gas would be 1 dollar a gallon. You know it and I know it. Why want he? Do you know? Is there sombody we can call? Plaese advice.
  • (AP/Ipsos) Poll: 7 in 10 worried about gov't secrecy

    03/12/2005 9:50:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 450+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/12/05 | Robert Tanner - AP
    Americans feel strongly that good government depends on openness with the public, with seven out of 10 people concerned about government secrecy, a new poll says. The poll, conducted by Ipsos-Public Affairs for Sunshine Week, a coalition of media organizations and other groups pressing for government access, found that more than half of Americans believe government should provide more access to its records. Even more - 70 percent - are either "somewhat concerned" or "very concerned" about government secrecy. Nearly as many felt access to public records was "crucial" to good government. The results come amid growing debate about openness...
  • I'm so stupid, I signed up and got the Zot.

    12/21/2004 12:25:42 PM PST · by hk409 · 36,171 replies · 219,508+ views
  • Saudi Venom in U.S. Mosques

    02/01/2005 2:06:38 PM PST · by forty_years · 34 replies · 809+ views ^ | February 1, 2005 | Daniel Pipes Those of us following the development of Islam in America have for years worried about the unhealthy influence of Saudi money and ideas on American Muslims.We watched apprehensively as the Saudi government boasted of funding mosques and research centers; as it announced its support for Islamist organizations such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations; as it trained the imams who became radicalized chaplains in American prisons, and as it introduced Wahhabism to university campuses via the Muslim Student Association.But through the years, we lacked information on the content of Saudi materials. Do they water down or otherwise change the...
  • Americans worried about possible draft(32% of americans would be draft dodgers)

    09/05/2004 1:13:35 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 84 replies · 1,579+ views
    bennington banner ^ | GEORGE EDMONSON
    WASHINGTON -- Despite repeated assurances from the Bush administration that there are no plans to reinstitute conscription, a national survey released Wednesday found that nearly two-thirds of adults are concerned that the country "could be headed for a draft in the near future." Among those of draft age, 32 percent of those questioned said they would not serve if they were selected in a draft, and 20 percent said they would actively seek deferments. The telephone survey of 1,028 adults was conducted Aug. 2-8 for the Alliance for Security, a project of the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, a humanitarian...
  • IAEA Says Very Worried About North Korea Nuclear Move

    12/26/2002 10:09:46 AM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 262+ views
    Reuters/yahoo ^ | Paul Eckert
    IAEA Says Very Worried About N.Korea Nuclear Move Reuters to My Yahoo! By Paul Eckert SEOUL (Reuters) - The U.N. atomic watchdog said on Thursday North Korea 's move to activate nuclear facilities was "very worrying" as South Korea vowed to play a leading role in stopping its communist neighbor's brinkmanship. The Vienna-based U.N. inspection agency -- the International Atomic Energy Agency -- said North Korea had moved 1,000 fresh fuel rods to a nuclear reactor that produces plutonium used in nuclear warheads. "The big worry (is) if they start to operate the reprocessing plant that will produce plutonium, which...
  • Mcauliffe demanding inimidation stop - RATS must be worried about the results!!! Cheer Up!!! Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Terry McAuliffe issued the following statement: "The tactics being used around the country the day before Election Day to intimidate voters and suppress voter turnout are nothing less than despicable."