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  • Remember How Happy We Were 20&30 Years Ago.Did Anyone See This World Crisis Coming?

    07/28/2014 4:24:15 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 43 replies
    Think back to 1984 and 1994.You got to admit they were some of the best days of our lives.In 1984,we had President Reagan,the dawn of wonderful 80's,for many who are now in their 40's,50's&60's.It was their happiest times.And the good times just kept on coming with the Bush/Clinton years.The 90's were a never ending party,great economy,great music&memorable Presidential Scandals.Who wouldn't give up Pizza&Burgers to go back to either decade and Stay There!And here we are 20/30 years later and who would of ever thought they would see the day when we had a {Fill In The Blank}As President of the...
  • Hillary Clinton recalls a good economy 1990s

    05/16/2014 2:52:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2014 5:10 PM EDT | Ken Thomas
    Hillary Rodham Clinton pointed to the 1990s as a time of broad-based prosperity under her husband, former President Bill Clinton, contrasting it Friday with policies under Republicans that she said promoted tax cuts for the wealthy and the emergence of “an entire shadow banking system.” The potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate offered her most extensive remarks on the economy since departing the State Department as the nation’s top diplomat, portraying her husband’s two terms in the White House as a period of steady job growth and opportunity for many Americans. …
  • Hitler's Muslim Nephew Comes to New York

    09/24/2007 5:49:09 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies · 319+ views
    FrontpageMag ^ | September 24, 2007 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Hitler's Muslim Nephew Comes to New York September 24, 2007 FrontPageMagazine.com Kenneth R. Timmerman What was New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinking? Apparently the former Democrat believed that escorting Iran’s Hitler-wannabe president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to the site of the September 11 memorial at Ground Zero would generate a terrific photo op. “Here I am with world leaders,” that type of thing. After all, Bloomberg has already made his appearance at the “World Leaders Forum” at Columbia University, so he was in the zone. And last year, U.S. News & World Report crowned him as one of America’s “best leaders.” But...
  • Foreign Policy: The Mess In Mali (Surprise! Obama's magical Libyan tour results in more Sharia)

    04/11/2012 6:58:21 PM PDT · by Duke of Qin · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | 04/10/2012 | Gregory Mann
    But though the MNLA has a secular nationalist bent, the rebellion in the north is helping Islamist extremists expand their foothold in the country. The MNLA has been in a loose partnership with Ansar Dine, an Islamist group led by Iyad ag Ghali, a Tuareg who led a major rebellion in the 1990s. Ag Ghali's career is a testament to the tangled web of alliances in the region: His most recent gig was in Libya, where, according to reports, Libya's transitional government encouraged him to lead a large-scale defection of Tuareg fighters from Muammar al-Qadaffi's security forces. Ag Ghali obliged,...
  • Rep. ROHRABACHER (1999) -- How the Clinton Administration brought the Taliban to power

    09/28/2001 7:01:18 PM PDT · by Nita Nupress · 43 replies · 2,520+ views
    Senate testimony | April 14, 1999 | Rep. Dana Rohrabacher
    April 14, 1999, Wednesday COMMITTEE HEARING SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS: SUBCOMMITTEE ON NEAR EASTERN AND SOUTH U.S. SENATOR SAM BROWNBACK (R-KS) HOLDS HEARING ON THE CRISIS IN AFGANISTAN  WASHINGTON, D.C. SPEAKERS: U.S. SENATOR SAM BROWNBACK (R-KS), CHAIRMAN U.S. SENATOR JOHN ASHCROFT (R-MO) U.S. SENATOR GORDON H. SMITH (R-OR) U.S. SENATOR ROD GRAMS (R-MN) U.S. SENATOR CRAIG THOMAS (R-WY) U.S. SENATOR PAUL DAVID WELLSTONE (D-MN), RANKING MEMBER U.S. SENATOR ROBERT G. TORRICELLI (D-NJ) U.S. SENATOR PAUL S. SARBANES (D-MD) U.S. SENATOR CHRISTOPHER J. DODD (D-CT) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DANA ROHRABACHER (R-CA) THE HONORABLE KARL F. INDERFURTH ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR SOUTH ...
  • Swiss Hold 8 Over Saudi Suicide Bombs

    01/09/2004 6:35:24 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 215+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-10-2004 | Alison Langley
    Swiss hold 8 over Saudi suicide bombs Alison Langley in Zurich, and Brian Whitaker Saturday January 10, 2004 The Guardian The Swiss authorities have arrested eight people in connection with suicide bombings in Saudi Arabia. The arrests on Thursday were part of a national operation by 100 police officers who raided homes in Geneva, Bern, Zurich, Vaud and Aargau and questioned about 20 suspects. Those arrested are suspected of providing logistical support for a series of attacks by Islamic militants on housing compounds in Riyadh last May which killed 35 people, including nine assailants. Officials said all the suspects were...
  • Bill Clinton of the Right with Half the Charm and Twice the Abrasiveness

    01/20/2012 5:18:41 PM PST · by Shery · 35 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 1.20.12 | Quinn Hillyer
    That's what I wrote about Newt Gingrich several months ago. It refers to their lack of discipline, their amoral ruthlessness in politics, their grandiosity, their verbal dexterity and equal dexterity with the truth, and all sorts of other character traits. It remains true now. Jenny Sanford sees part of it. Fiscal conservative stalwarts Jeff Flake and Jason Chaffetz describe another part of it. Yes, Marianne Gingrich saw lots of it, too, but it wasn't the sex part that was important, but his turning on conservatives, his"melting" around Clinton, his megalomania and psychological oddnesses, and other policy- and leadership-related things she...
  • Krugman Shocker: 1990s Economic Boom 'Had Nothing Much To Do With Bill Clinton'

    01/23/2011 10:23:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/23/11 | Noel Sheppard
    For years, Democrats and their media minions have maintained that the economic boom of the '90s was caused by the fiscal policies of President Bill Clinton, in particular his 1993 income tax hike. Appearing on ABC's "This Week" Sunday, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman shockingly said what conservatives have been claiming all along (video follows with transcript and commentary): PAUL KRUGMAN: I think the model is something like Clinton who, in fact, mostly was just riding on a successful economy that was successful mostly for reasons that had nothing much to do with him. But he was able to,...
  • Today’s Schoolchildren (French) Guess What ’80s and ’90s Technology Does (Did)

    01/09/2011 9:00:07 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/21/2010 | Youtube
    Records, Rotary Phones, 8 Track Tapes....Video Linky
  • NICHOLS/PHILIPPINES

    05/11/2002 9:51:36 PM PDT · by glorygirl · 10 replies · 1,067+ views
    KTVT-TV, Dallas ^ | 5/10/02 | CBS 11
    Ever since the bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, critics have contended that more people were involved than Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. A recent federal lawsuit alleges that Iraqi agents also played a role and McVeigh’s former defense attorney claims that prior to the bombing Nichols made contact with international terrorists. In a special report CBS 11’s Steve Narisi says the trail some investigators are following leads to the Philippines. “The U.S. Government has contended all along that any link between Nichols and Islamic extremists is strictly coincidental. During Nichols and McVeigh’s trial, the court didn’t allow...
  • Obama to ask Joint Chiefs to cut defense budget 10%

    01/30/2009 4:39:47 PM PST · by Joiseydude · 138 replies · 4,428+ views
    FoxNews.com | Jan 30, 2009
    Just heard on FoxNews that Obama is planning on asking the Joint Chiefs to cut the defense budget 10%.
  • Ode to a Lost Decade

    02/08/2008 7:30:46 AM PST · by bs9021 · 12 replies · 82+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 8, 2008 | Bethany Stotts
    Ode To a Lost Decade by: Bethany Stotts, February 08, 2008 Ironically, Professor Wegner openly admitted to what many conservatives heretofore suspected: multiculturalism, gender studies, ethnography, and other disciplines operate under an ideologically-uniform agenda. ... ...Wegner told a standing-room only Modern Language Association (MLA) audience in Chicago that he views September 11, 2001 as a “non-event,” that has meaning which “cannot be reduced to an ordinary description.” “In brief, I argue in my book that no event occurred on 9/11,” Wegner said. Rather, he argues, “9/11 is a repetition of an earlier event...an encounter with the traumatic real that occurs...
  • Payroll Growth: The 1990s Versus the 2000s

    10/15/2007 6:12:55 PM PDT · by Western Civ 4ever · 5 replies · 108+ views
    First Trust Portfolios ^ | 10/15/07 | Brian Wesbury
    As far as economic recoveries go, the current one may be the most maligned in history. One glaring weakness, which pessimists never tire of pointing out, is that payroll job growth in this cycle has been weaker than in the 1990s. Over the past three years, payroll jobs have grown at an average monthly rate of 180,000. At the same point in the previous cycle (1994-96) payrolls grew at an average monthly rate of 244,000. But don’t despair. While the data is accurate, it is highly misleading. After digging beneath the surface, the jobs market is just as strong today...
  • Eisenhower-Era Planes Still Defending U.S.

    04/03/2007 3:24:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies · 1,626+ views
    Newsmax ^ | April 3, 2007 | Dave Eberhart
    U.S. Air Force pilots are flying planes so old that some were built during the Eisenhower administration, and still Congress is delaying new appropriations to modernize America's aging fighters, bombers and other military aircraft. The average age of today's Air Force fleet is 24 years. Big B-52 bombers, which played a critical role in America's recent efforts to liberate Iraq and stabilize Afghanistan, are over 45 years old. Worse, many of these bombers rely on KC-135 aerial refueling tankers that are equally as old. Add to the mix, the U.S. military critically depends on C-130 cargo planes for rapid deployment....
  • 'Kramer' Apologizes, Hires Crisis Expert

    11/23/2006 10:58:29 AM PST · by Roberts · 64 replies · 1,610+ views
    My Way News ^ | 11/23/06 | SOLVEJ SCHOU
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - First he went on national television to apologize for his racial tirade against two black hecklers. Now Michael Richards is taking his contriteness to the next level: he's hired a public relations expert with deep contacts in the black community. New York publicist Howard Rubenstein took on Richards as a client Wednesday after being contacted by the actor-comedian. He then arranged for Richards to call the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. "I've known those gentlemen for many years," Rubenstein told The Associated Press. "Michael apologized profusely. He wants to heal the tremendous wound that he's...
  • "Kramer's" Racist Tirade -- Caught on Tape

    11/20/2006 7:03:27 AM PST · by torchthemummy · 609 replies · 21,204+ views
    TMZ ^ | 11/20/06 | TMZ Staff
    Michael Richards exploded in anger as he performed at a famous L.A. comedy club last Friday, hurling racial epithets that left the crowd gasping, and TMZ has obtained exclusive video of the ugly incident.
  • My Top 10 Favorite Albums from the 1990s (No Nirvana or Pearl Jam)

    10/22/2006 10:42:07 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 68 replies · 1,110+ views
    myself | 10/22/2006 | Pyro7480
    I was born in 1980, which is considered either to be the tail-end of Generation X, part of Generation Y, or part of the so-called "MTV Generation," or the XY Cusp. I was only a pre-teen when grunge appeared, and a teenager and/or college student when the current wasteland of music started. There are ten albums, which after 8-14 years, are still great, at least to me. Some of them I actually found out about years after they came out, but I consider them to be "classics" of the decade. Here are the ten albums, organized in alphabetical order by...
  • Clinton Let Bin Laden Slip Away and Metastasize - By Mansoor Ijaz

    09/24/2006 5:35:03 PM PDT · by The Finman · 61 replies · 2,837+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | December 2001 | Mansoor Ijaz
    Clinton Let Bin Laden Slip Away and Metastasize Sudan offered up the terrorist and data on his network. The then-president and his advisors didn't respond.By MANSOOR IJAZ President Clinton and his national security team ignored several opportunities to capture Osama bin Laden and his terrorist associates, including one as late as last year. I know because I negotiated more than one of the opportunities. From 1996 to 1998, I opened unofficial channels between Sudan and the Clinton administration. I met with officials in both countries, including Clinton, U.S. National Security Advisor Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger and Sudan's president and...
  • Perfect Terrorism Record? Say what?

    06/27/2006 8:02:28 AM PDT · by P-40 · 8 replies · 229+ views
    House Financial Services Cmte. Subcommittee hearing on CFIUS Process Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-OH) chairs a subcommittee level hearing of the House Financial Services Cmte. on the CFIUS Process. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States is responsible for reviewing the Dubai Ports World deal. The UAE company will request a full 45-day CFIUS review. rtsp://cspanrm.fplive.net/cspan/project/ter/ter030106_dubai.rm
  • Rosen: Hard times for president

    05/26/2006 7:01:47 AM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 14 replies · 533+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 26 May 2006 | Mike Rosen
    Rocky Mountain News   To print this page, select File then Print from your browser URL: http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/opinion_columnists/article/0,2777,DRMN_23972_4727264,00.html Rosen: Hard times for presidentMay 26, 2006It's tough being George W. Bush these days. His poll numbers are low, liberal media sharks taste blood in the water, and some elected Republicans - primarily concerned with their own survival - are separating themselves from their president. Some of this is Bush's own doing; much of it is unfortunate happenstance. Americans tend to give their presidents too much blame or credit for things that simply happen on their watch. Bill Clinton was lucky. His...
  • Brief interlude (The 1990s Feel a Long, Long Time Ago)

    09/11/2005 6:04:38 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 6 replies · 541+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 11, 2005 | Jonathan Freedland
     FOUR YEARS LATER, few doubt that 9/11 ushered in a new epoch. What's less obvious is that that day also marked the end of an era. For Sept. 11, 2001, was the last day of the 1990s. Of course that's not literally, chronologically true. But just as the great British historian Eric Hobsbawm wrote a history of the 19th century, which, he decided, started in 1789 and ended in 1914, so we can look back on the 1990s and see that they too were not an exact match with the dates on the calendar. That was not obvious at the...
  • The Decade of Illusions

    08/04/2005 2:10:00 AM PDT · by YaYa123 · 14 replies · 815+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2005 | Emmett Tyrrell
    It is now becoming ever clearer that the last decade of the 20th century could go down in history as the Decade of Illusions. There was the tech bubble whose detumescence was predicted by some of the very same engineering geniuses who had created the technological marvels that it was based on, for instance, Bob Metcalfe, inventor of Ethernet and a major force in the creation of the Internet. He predicted the bubble's burst almost to the day. Another of the illusions of the 1990s was that with the fall of communism barbarism vanished. The world would be safe. Our...
  • BEAM ME UP! [One Minute Speeches by Traficant, quick load archive being started.]

    01/15/2005 5:56:34 AM PST · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 12 replies · 1,002+ views
    South Boston Phoenix
    A look at the dark underbelly of recent history, from the mid-1990s to the early part of this decade: one minute speeches by former Blue Dog Congressman, James Traficant. He took on the IRS. Then he was impeached and sent to jail. Felon or Fighter for Freedom? A little of both. And he knew how to make a darn good speech. There are many, many more speeches by former, impeached Congressman Traficant in the South Boston Phoenix 'vaults', which will be steadilly loaded and shared in the future, God willing, if people show an interest. South Boston Phoenix is loading...
  • Where Goes the U.S.-Turkish Relationship?

    12/08/2004 7:23:08 AM PST · by stevejackson · 29 replies · 1,248+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | 12/8/2004 | Soner Cagaptay
    Throughout the 1990s, Turkish foreign policy analysts had an easy job. After all, Turkish foreign policy was predictable. Ankara cooperated enthusiastically with Washington, whether in the Middle East or in the Balkans. Turkey aligned itself with Israel and kept at arms length from Middle Eastern neighbors such as Syria and Iran. In Europe, Ankara traded heavily with the European Union (EU) but did not allow the EU to dictate foreign policy. The European Union's frequent allegations and criticism of human rights abuses in Turkey, especially with regard to Turkey's fight against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK, Partiya Karkaren Kurdistan) terrorists, soured...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com'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!
  • Bob Dole Slams Kerry

    08/23/2004 8:31:55 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 21 replies · 2,137+ views
    www.netwmd.com ^ | August 23, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Bob Dole Slams Kerry By Andrew L. Jaffee, August 23, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms Nothing has really changed for Democratic hopeful John Kerry, except that real war veterans, like Bob Dole, are questioning the “superficial wounds” and resulting “medals” he received during four (4) months service in Vietnam. Kerry is still flailing, trying to cover up a career punctuated by extreme left-wing politics and flip-flopping by talking to voters about his military service. He squandered his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention by trying to convince Americans that his tour of duty in Vietnam will make him a great commander...
  • Kerry Prevaricates on War Against Corporate Fraud

    07/08/2004 7:29:50 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 3 replies · 860+ views
    www.netwmd.com ^ | July 8, 2004 | Andrew Jaffee
    Ken Lay of Enron Indicted and Arrested By Andrew L. Jaffee, July 8, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms Enron’s ex-Chairman of the Board has been indicted and arrested on charges connected with his former company’s implosion in 2001. Corporate executives at Enron engaged in all sorts of financial manipulations to pump up the company’s stock price. They created complex “partnerships” to hide company debt from shareholders. In 1998, Enron’s share price was at about $20. By 2000, it hit $90. By 2001, the company’s stock was worthless. Enron’s collapse wiped out billions in shareholder value and employee pensions. Democratic Presidential hopeful John...
  • Clarke Hasn't Apologized for Rwandan Genocide?

    04/04/2004 8:26:57 AM PDT · by dvan · 5 replies · 168+ views
    News Max.com ^ | 4/04/2004 | NA
    A former intelligence official that worked in the U.S. government during the Clinton years tells NewsMax that though the Rwandan genocide of the '90s was the subject of headlines blazing the word "genocide" throughout the world, U.S. officials were not allowed to use the "G" word. The source told us that it was Richard Clarke's office at the National Security Council who decided in October of 1993 not to back up the Rwanda peace plan with adequate UN troops. Then, in the spring of 1994, Clarke - Special Assistant to the President for Global Issues and Multilateral Affairs from 1993...
  • Report: '90s boom was bust for many (in California)

    02/11/2003 12:41:32 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 3 replies · 336+ views
    SacramentoBee ^ | Feb. 10, 2003 | Andy Furillo
    <p>The booming 1990s shook out in California with a major disparity that favored the rich over the poor while a continued decline in manufacturing jobs left the middle lagging, according to a report made public today.</p> <p>In a 115-page report titled "Boom, Bust, and Beyond: The State of Working California," the Sacramento-based California Budget Project found that over a 20-year period ending in the late 1990s, inflation-adjusted income actually dropped for 40 percent of the state's families.</p>
  • Report says DOE cut security by 40 percent over decade, sites hacked several times

    08/20/2002 9:13:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies · 175+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 8-20-02 | ROBERT GEHRKE
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) --  A Democratic congressman criticized President Bush Tuesday for withholding more than $300 million for security at Energy Department installations, saying they could be targets for terrorists.</p> <p>"The Department of Energy, by its own admission, does not have adequate resources to provide security at these facilities," said Rep. Ed Markey of Massachusetts.</p>