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  • Inside the FBI’s secret relationship with the military’s special operations

    04/11/2014 7:08:51 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2014 | Adam Goldman and Julie Tate
    When U.S. Special Operations forces raided several houses in the Iraqi city of Ramadi in March 2006, two Army Rangers were killed when gunfire erupted on the ground floor of one home. A third member of the team was knocked unconscious and shredded by ball bearings when a teenage insurgent detonated a suicide vest. Who, the relative asked, was this man — the one represented by a blue dot and nearly killed by the suicide bomber? After some hesi­ta­tion, the military briefers answered with three letters: FBI. The wounded agent in Iraq was Jay Tabb, a longtime member of the...
  • How Cronyism Is Infesting Cap-And-Trade

    05/05/2010 5:15:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 761+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 5, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Conflicts Of Interest: Supporters of suspending California's climate-change law submit signatures for a November ballot initiative. Among the initiatives' opponents is an administration energy official who stands to profit from its defeat. Opponents of California's draconian global warming law, Assembly Bill 32, on Monday submitted 800,000 signatures, almost double the amount required, to put an initiative to suspend the law on the November ballot. They believe, as we do, that AB32 will, when implemented, cost California, a state with 12.6% unemployment, more jobs in an already bleak economy, while raising energy prices and driving away more business with its unfriendly...
  • Congressional Shooter Loved Bernie, Hated ‘Racist’ Republicans, and Beat His Daughter

    06/14/2017 6:35:56 PM PDT · by Stopthethreat · 33 replies
    Hodgkinson had a history of violence that did not rise to the level to prohibit him from legally owning a firearm. He was the foster father of at least two girls. The first, Wanda Ashley Stock, 17, committed suicide in 1996 by pouring gasoline on herself and setting herself on fire after a few months of living with the Hodgkinsons, the Belleville News-Democrat reports. The Hodgkinsons gave an interview to the paper after her suicide, calling her a “very practical, level-headed girl.”
  • Banker to poor wins Nobel Peace Prize

    10/14/2006 6:49:47 AM PDT · by Valin · 30 replies · 684+ views
    AP ^ | 10/14/06
    DHAKA, Bangladesh - The simple yet revolutionary idea of loaning tiny sums to poor people looking to escape poverty by starting businesses won Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank he founded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Yunus' notion - today, known as microcredit - has spread around the globe in the past three decades and is said to have helped more than 100 million people take their first steps to rise out of poverty. Some bought diary cows, others egg-laying hens. In recent years, money for a single cell phone has been enough to start thriving enterprises...
  • Clinton Foundation donor received $13 million from State Department

    04/20/2016 6:00:18 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 18, 2016 | Rudy Takala
    The State Department doled out $13 million in grants for longtime friend and Clinton Foundation donor Muhammad Yunus during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, according to federal records. The grants were provided in 18 separate transactions from the U.S. Agency for International Development to the Bangladesh-based Grameen bank, according to a Sunday evening report from the Daily Caller News Foundation, for which Yunus served as a founding board member. Groups associated with Yunus through business relationships received an additional $11 million. Yunus oversaw the distribution of microcredit loans to impoverished borrowers for the bank for over 30 years....
  • Fear of Too Many Babies is Hard to Bear - Mark Steyn

    10/22/2006 2:30:56 AM PDT · by Tom D. · 116 replies · 3,429+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 22, 2006 | Mark Steyn
    Fear of Too Many Babies is Hard to Bear October 22, 2006 BY MARK STEYN Sun-Times Columnist Last Tuesday morning, in a maternity ward somewhere in the United States, the 300 millionth American arrived. He or she got a marginally warmer welcome than Mark Foley turning up to hand out the prizes at junior high. One could have predicted the appalled editorials from European newspapers aghast at yet another addition to the swollen cohort of excess Americans consuming ever more of the planet's dwindling resources. And, when Canada's National Post announced "'Frightening' Surge Brings US To 300m People," you can...
  • PLA Maneuvers with Intervention to N. Korea in Mind?

    09/12/2006 5:28:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 775+ views
    Kyunghyang Shinmun ^ | 09/11/06 | Hong In-pyo
    /begin my translation PLA Maneuvers with Intervention to N. Korea in Mind? 09/11/06 China's PLA is reportedly conducting training exercises designed to cope with crisis in Korean Peninsula Chinese state media, Xinhua, reported, "Total of 6,000 troops, made up of mechanized infantry brigade(3,000) from Shenyang Military District and its opponents(3,000), an armored brigade from Beijing Military District, went into training exercises against biochemical, naval, and aerial attacks. It started on Sept. 5 on a training base under Beijing Military District, located on a steppe in Inner Mongolia." 190th Mechanized Infantry Brigade of 39th Corps under Shenyang Military District finished map...
  • Risky titanium business

    08/03/2006 11:47:46 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 50 replies · 1,734+ views
    Washington Times ^ | August 3, 2006 | Thomas E. Williams Jr., Steven L. Watson and Timothy G. Rupert
    Without so much as a single public hearing, the Senate has adopted a bill that could radically weaken our national defense. Obscure language slipped into legislation on the Senate floor would effectively enable outsourcing to Russia the production of titanium, a strong but lightweight metal that is critical for America's military hardware -- aircraft, armored vehicles and other defense systems. Alarmingly, the provision would enable America's ability to produce defense-grade titanium to be handed over to a single company in Russia. What's worse, the Russian government is attempting to take over the company, named VSMPO. In other words -- and...
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer's "Race-Card" Backfires! (Flashback 2006)

    Larry Elder reads from a 2006 article in The American Spectator entitled, "Race to the Top" (http://tinyurl.com/gn88j7m). In the article we find out some interesting sides to the new Senate Minority Leader. And I am sure this info will become much more public now that the words of Sen. Schumer (D-NY) are in the troposphere.
  • Clintons Received Money from 'Front for the Government of Iran'

    03/26/2015 9:48:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 3-26-15 | Daniel Halper
    As President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry close in on a nuclear deal with Iran, it's worth remembering that the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation received money from "a front for the government of Iran" called the Alavi Foundation. The front gave the Clintons $30,000 between April 2005 and March 2006, according to tax forms. This occurred years after law enforcement officials tied the group to Iranian radicals. “The center is funded by the New York-based Alavi Foundation, which law enforcement officials say is closely tied to the mullahs who dominate Iran,” the Washington Post reported...
  • U.S. intelligence unveils spy version of Wikipedia

    10/31/2006 9:04:56 PM PST · by Prost1 · 27 replies · 918+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Oct 31, 6:39 PM ET | Not provided
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. intelligence community on Tuesday unveiled its own secretive version of Wikipedia, saying the popular online encyclopedia format known for its openness is key to the future of American espionage. The office of U.S. intelligence czar John Negroponte announced Intellipedia, which allows intelligence analysts and other officials to collaboratively add and edit content on the government's classified Intelink Web much like its more famous namesake on the World Wide Web. A "top secret" Intellipedia system, currently available to the 16 agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community, has grown to more than 28,000 pages and...
  • Larry Johnson's Strange Trip

    06/29/2008 2:09:24 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 7 replies · 151+ views
    The American Prospect ^ | June 24, 2008 | David Weigel
    How a onetime hero of the liberal blogosphere and the Democratic Party spread perhaps the most damaging anti-Obama smear of the primary. On May 13, 2006, Larry C. Johnson -- former CIA intelligence officer, counterterrorism pundit, classmate of Valerie Plame -- put up a breaking post claiming that Karl Rove was under federal indictment for perjury and lying to investigators looking into the leaking of Plame's identity. "Rove Indicted," Johnson blogged. "Frog march the bastard. As Freddie Mercury sang, 'another one bites the dust.'" The post linked to the investigative site TruthOut, and an anonymously sourced story that it turned...
  • PICTURE PROOF: The Saddam-Al Qaeda Connections

    09/13/2006 6:44:00 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 13 replies · 1,348+ views
    Picture Proof: The Saddam-Al Qaeda Connections The following information did not make it into the Senate Intelligence Committee's report released last Friday, that claimed Saddam's government "did not have a relationship, harbor or turn a blind eye toward" al-Qaida operative Abu Musab al-Zarqawi or his associates. What do you suppose the committee had to say about these documents? Captured Iraqi Document ISGC-2004-019920 Page 6From blogger The Dread Pundit Bluto: ISGZ-2004-0199202002 Iraqi Intelligence Correspondence concerning the presence of al-Qaida Members in Iraq. Correspondence between IRS members on a suspicion, later confirmed, of the presence of an Al-Qaeda terrorist group. Moreover,...
  • GSS: Ex-MK Bishara Recruiting for Hizbullah

    04/05/2008 6:33:53 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 5 replies · 86+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 04/01/08 | Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
    (IsraelNN.com) Security services suspect that former MK Azmi Bishara, a fugitive living abroad accused of providing aid to Hizbullah, is intent on recruiting agents for the Lebanese terrorist group among Israeli Arabs. In recent days, agents of the General Security Services (GSS) invited activist members of the Balad party from Wadi Ara to the agency's offices and warned them against contact with Bishara. Balad was led by Bishara until his flight from the country in 2007. A member of the Arab Coordinating Committee, Ashraf Kortam, was also questioned by security services about his relationship with Bishara. He was asked to...
  • A GOP ace in the hole?

    01/24/2008 7:07:40 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 33 replies · 189+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 24, 2008 | Mark Goodman
    Beyond the melodrama of Sen. Hillary Clinton's tears-on-her-pillow triumph in New Hampshire and her gaming victory in Nevada lies the profoundly disturbing question of the Clintons' hidden record of suspected crimes. It's that very record which likely prompted Sen. John Kerry's sudden endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama just two days after Mrs. Clinton's first primary win, followed by two more supportive votes from ranking congressional Democrats. Their swift response was a clear sign that ranking Democratic colleagues are determined to derail Mrs. Clinton. Why? Because there exists a vault of information American voters are not aware of concerning the Clintons...
  • In 2006, These Democrats Still in Office Voted to Build a Wall

    11/22/2016 3:14:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 11/21/16 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Editor’s note: During an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer declared, “We’re not going to help [Trump] build his wall.” Schumer was one of the Democrats to support construction of a wall in 2006. **SNIP** Then-Sens. Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Hillary Clinton were among the 26 Democrats who approved the bill. Supporters also included Sen. Chuck Schumer, who is set to take over leadership of the Senate for Democrats in 2016. Other Democrats in the Senate who voted for the wall in 2006 are Sens. Barbara Boxer (Calif.), Sherrod Brown (Ohio—then in the House), Tom...
  • Terrorists Once Used Refugee Program to Settle in US

    12/19/2015 8:22:37 PM PST · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    ABC news ^ | Nov 18, 2015 | James Gordon Meek Brian Ross
    Of the 31 states that have declared their opposition to taking in Syrian refugees, one state, Kentucky, has a specific reason to be wary of the background check process: previously two Iraqi refugees who settled in Bowling Green turned out to be al Qaeda-linked terrorists with the blood of American soldiers on their hands, an ABC News investigation found. In the wake of the Kentucky case, the U.S. halted the refugee program for Iraqis for six months, a fact the Obama administration did not disclose to Congress at the time, officials told ABC News in the 2013 investigation.
  • Sex offender Jeffrey Epstein once claimed he helped found Clinton Foundation (tr)

    10/12/2016 8:04:48 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 6 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Jul 7, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    Lawyers for billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein once claimed he co-founded the Clinton Foundation as they touted his relationship with the former president during plea negotiations. In an attempt to boost Epstein's image before he was sentenced for soliciting an underage girl for prostitution in 2008, his attorneys tried to emphasize his close ties with Bill Clinton, Fox News reports. A July 2007 letter to the South Florida State U.S. Attorney's office, written by lawyers Alan Dershowitz and Gerald Lefcourt, claimed that Epstein had been part of the original group that set up the Foundation's Clinton Global Initiative, focusing on...
  • Israel fears energy targets will be hit

    05/08/2010 2:25:47 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies · 418+ views
    UPI via Spacewar ^ | UPI via Spacewar
    Israel's mounting alarm at Hezbollah's reported acquisition of increasing numbers of long-range missiles stems in part from concern for the security of the country's emerging infrastructure. Jane's Intelligence Review reported the Israelis are concerned that their drive to develop an energy infrastructure built around the natural gas fields recently discovered in the Mediterranean off the northern port of Haifa would be put at risk by Hezbollah's swelling arsenal. The magazine, published in Britain, said the "relatively unsophisticated nature of Hezbollah's arsenal means that the militants' ability to successfully target individual critical energy sites in and around Haifa would be limited....
  • 2006 Audio Emerges of Hillary Clinton Proposing Rigging Palestine Election

    2006 Audio Emerges of Hillary Clinton Proposing Rigging Palestine Election