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  • Who Is Harold Koh?

    03/31/2009 5:49:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies · 1,819+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 31, 2009
    Law: President Obama's nominee for State Department legal adviser could be a future Supreme Court pick. He believes U.S. law should be based on foreign precedent, and even Shariah law could find a home here.We have commented many times on the opinion of a number of U.S. Supreme Court justices that American jurists should include foreign law and precedent in their decisions. In several prominent cases, this has already happened. In a speech in South Africa, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called the March 2005 Roper v. Simmons decision, in which a 5-4 majority ruled against executing murderers who were 17...
  • BILL'S H'WOOD BLOCKBUSTER (MOVIE MOGUL, P.R. FIRM STAGED Bubba Clinton's RETURN 'SPECIAL'

    08/06/2009 6:24:25 AM PDT · by xtinct · 15 replies · 1,007+ views
    NY Post ^ | 8/6/09 | GEOFF EARLE
    Bill Clinton's triumphant return from North Korea with two rescued US journalists had Hollywood written all over it -- from the Burbank airport to the big-time producer who bankrolled the expedition to the celebrity public-relations firm that orchestrated the homecoming. A key player in Clinton's high-flying diplomatic mission to rescue Laura Ling and Euna Lee was entertainment mogul Steve Bing, a longtime "Friend of Bill" who lent the ex-president his private Boeing 737. The multimillionaire mogul paid about $200,000 in fuel and other costs that came with the trans-Pacific flight.
  • Mexico demands the U.S. finally explain Obama’s ‘Fast and Furious’ fiasco

    05/21/2020 9:16:41 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 24 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 05/21/20 | Steve Pomper
    In the movie “Cliff Hanger,” John Lithgow’s character, Qualen, utters a line that reminds me of how unscrupulous Democrat muckety-mucks like the Clintons and Obama operate. Qualen says, “Kill a few people, they call you a murderer. Kill a million and you’re a conqueror.” Similarly, with the Clintons and Obama, commit a few crimes, they call you a petty criminal. Commit a million and you’re untouchable. Well, maybe not a million—then again. You get the point. We’re now seeing a cascade of unearthed evidence of what seems to be an apparent three-plus-year coup attempt by the Obama administration and media...
  • FBI's Man in Europe Undercut Ohr's Claim of Limited Russiagate Role

    05/12/2020 8:47:42 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    realclearinvestigations ^ | May 12, 2020 | Eric Felten
    An FBI agent's newly released testimony undercuts top Justice Department official Bruce Ohr's denial of a conflict of interest between his Trump-Russia efforts and his wife’s work for Fusion GPS, producer of the discredited Steele dossier. The agent, Michael Gaeta, told congressional probers that Ohr had pressed him to make sure the FBI was “doing something” with the dossier. According to Gaeta, Ohr pushed Steele's collection of memos alleging nefarious ties between the Trump campaign and Russia in part because Ohr’s wife Nellie worked for the same company that had hired ex-British spy Christopher Steele. Gaeta's testimony was released last...
  • RED SWAN: The Story of a Secret Cable and the Crisis We Could Have Seen Coming

    04/24/2020 6:14:52 AM PDT · by Hamiltonian · 66 replies
    The Economic Standard ^ | 4/24/2020 | Daniel McGroarty
    COVID-19: It’s all we talk about, on the cable news, and in our 6-foot socially-distanced prison walks around our silent neighborhoods. And in nearly every conversation comes the intellectual shrug, “who could have seen this coming?” A single phrase that neatly absolves governments and experts alike of any responsibility of predicting the pandemic and, if not being able to stop it, at least cushioning its blow........ But is it unfair to engage in so much 20-20 hindsight? After all, who could see COVID coming? Well, we did. We — as in nodes within the U.S. Government tasked with tracking critical...
  • Are Hillary Clinton’s China ties behind a dropped espionage investigation?

    04/23/2015 5:14:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 4/23/15 | Jon Dougherty
    Few Americans could fathom the notion that the United States is so indebted to China that one of Beijing’s spies could get away with espionage – especially with an White House in love with espionage prosecutions. But that might be the only reasonable explanation for the Obama administration’s decision to pass on prosecuting a State Department contractor who was allegedly paid thousands of dollars to someone believed to be a Chinese agent seeking information on Americans. According to Fox News, a November 2014 FBI affidavit that was filed in U.S. district court in Maryland indicates that the FBI launched a...
  • Biden Tells Family to Stay Off Planes, Subways (2009)

    04/20/2020 7:57:15 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 10 replies
    Associated Press on Youtube ^ | Apr 30, 2009 11 9 SHARE SAVE | AP
    Joe Biden said Thursday he advised his family to stay off airplanes and subways because of the new swine flu, a remark that forced the vice president's office to backtrack and prompted one airline official to complain about "fear-mongering." (April 30)
  • Swine Flu Outbreak Joe Biden

    03/24/2020 10:30:55 PM PDT · by Ymani Cricket · 13 replies
    You Tube, Today Show ^ | April 30, 2009 | Today Show
    Food for thought. Throwback to 2009. Watch and listen to this carefully. Swine Flue Outbreak Joe Biden 2009 No flight cancellations, no borders closed, no schools closed. "We are told" he says at 2:12 minutes. Yet...
  • Los Angeles Times and Bloomberg News: Federal stockpile of N95 masks was depleted under Obama and never restocked

    03/23/2020 2:33:28 PM PDT · by bitt · 75 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 3/23/2020 | EMMA COLTON
    The national shortage of N95 respirator masks can be traced back to 2009 after the H1N1 swine flu pandemic, when the Obama administration was advised to replenish a national stockpile but did not, according to reports from Bloomberg News and the Los Angeles Times. The Trump administration is scrambling to replenish a stockpile of protective medical gear for healthcare workers and patients as the coronavirus sweeps across the nation. N95 respirator masks are one of the most needed medical supplies amid the outbreak. The George W. Bush administration published the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza plan in 2005, which called...
  • 2009 H1N1 Influenza update (by Dr. Anthony Fauci)

    03/20/2020 10:55:55 PM PDT · by McGruff · 12 replies
    You Tube ^ | Oct 3, 2009 | Dr. Anthony Fauci
    In an interview conducted on September 15, 2009, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, provided an update of 2009 H1N1 influenza.
  • UN, Interpol design 'global policing doctrine'

    10/13/2009 6:16:50 AM PDT · by opentalk · 6 replies · 622+ views
    PressTV ^ | 12 Oct 2009 | PressTV
    The United Nations and Interpol, the global police organization, are poised to become partners in fighting crime by jointly creating an international police force. Interpol, which is financed by 187 member nations, says the "global police doctrine" would allow the deployment of peacekeepers among rogue nations plagued by war and organized crime. "We have a visionary model," said Interpol Secretary General Ronald K. Noble, who described the joint partnership "an alliance of all nations." He suggested that by relying on Interpol's resources, the United Nations would be able to handle international conflicts and transnational crime far better.
  • 'Dead Fish Lady' Resigns from DHS, Takes Legal Action to Clear Her Name

    05/01/2009 9:30:42 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies · 1,932+ views
    cqpolitics ^ | May 1, 2009 | Jeff Stein
    Saying she still has no idea who sent her a box of dead fish, former top homeland security bioweapons official Maureen McCarthy says she has resigned from the department and begun legal action to clear her name. Occasionally breaking into tears during a 45-minute telephone interview, McCarthy called her resignation "involuntary" and said she had suffered severe financial distress since being suspended without pay in February over the incident. "I resigned against my will," she said. "I had no income, and I couldn't use my accrued annual leave" for cash. "By resigning I got that back," she said, and could...
  • October 24, 2009 - Obama Declares National Emergency for H1N1

    03/12/2020 2:14:29 PM PDT · by yoe · 31 replies
    CBS ^ | October 24, 2009 | Staff
    [snip] Health authorities say more than 1,000 people in the United States, including almost 100 children, have died from the flu, known as H1N1, and 46 states have widespread flu activity. So far only 11 million vaccine doses have gone out to health departments, doctor's offices and other providers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials.[snip]Health and Human Services chief Kathleen Sebelius now has authority to bypass federal rules when opening alternative care sites, such as offsite hospital centers at schools or community centers if hospitals seek permission. Some hospitals have opened drive-thrus and drive-up tent clinics...
  • Cheese Wax Will Save Us All

    03/11/2020 9:15:03 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 39 replies
    preparedness pro ^ | 27 March 2009 | Kellene
    You CAN have your favorite cheese on hand, even in an emergency, and even though no stores are open and you have no access to electricity. All you have to do is buy the hard blocks of cheese that you want now in order to have them stored for up to the next 25 years. Cheese wax prevents your cheese from developing mold or bacteria and it keeps the moisture in. Simply use a combination of dipping and brushing with a natural boar's hair brush to apply the melted cheese wax liberally to your block of cheese, let it harden,...
  • DOJ watchdog faults FBI investigations into 'homegrown violent extremists'

    03/05/2020 9:16:46 AM PST · by bitt · 28 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 3/4/2020 | alexander millen
    Six terrorists who carried out attacks were on the FBI's radar previously. The Justice Department's internal government watchdog released a report Wednesday identifying what it described as significant issues with how the FBI handled investigations of extremists based in the U.S. who either sought or successfully carried out attacks against Americans. The report from DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz scrutinized how agents investigated so-called 'homegrown violent extremists,' or HVE, and found several instances where individuals who went on to carry out attacks had been previously identified by the FBI but had their cases closed with no further action. "Since September...
  • FLASHBACK: Joe Biden Spread Panic About Swine Flu in 2009

    02/27/2020 2:24:57 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/27/2020 | Joel B Pollak
    Former Vice President Joe Biden claims that he was responsible for the Obama administration’s handling of the Ebola outbreak in 2014. But Biden caused panic in 2009 during the swine flu outbreak, telling Americans not to take flights or subways. Biden had to walk back his remarks and the Obama White House had to issue an apology.
  • Bill Browder's Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee [Fusion GPS]

    07/28/2017 6:00:32 AM PDT · by Fedora · 22 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 25, 2017 | Rosie Gray
    [Subtitle: “I hope that my story will help you understand the methods of Russian operatives in Washington and how they use U.S. enablers to achieve major foreign policy goals without disclosing those interests,” Browder writes.]The financier Bill Browder has emerged as an unlikely central player in the ongoing investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Sergei Magnitsky, an attorney Browder hired to investigate official corruption, died in Russian custody in 2009. Congress subsequently imposed sanctions on the officials it held responsible for his death, passing the Magnitsky Act in 2012. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government retaliated, among other ways,...
  • Liberal Group Puts Bounty on Head of Chamber of Commerce CEO

    12/07/2009 4:51:03 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 100 replies · 4,662+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/7/09 | Judson Berger
    Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue is a wanted man -- at least according to the liberal activist group that's put a de facto bounty on his head. A network of liberal groups known as Velvet Revolution started an ad campaign offering $200,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man whose trade organization has become a thorn in the side of the Obama administration and congressional Democrats. The group is not leveling any specific charges of criminal behavior. Rather, it is casting a wide net, fishing for any whistleblowers from Donohue's past who might come forward...
  • The B-Cast: How Obama's 'Coalitions of Power' Are Key to 'Stealthy Agenda'

    10/06/2009 7:16:31 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 6 replies · 594+ views
    Breitbart via mefeedia ^ | October 5th | Breitbart Video
    The B-Cast: How Obama's 'Coalitions of Power' Are Key to 'Stealthy Agenda'
  • Not just the NSA: US spies rent a Jerusalem hotel suite to watch a secret Israeli site

    12/27/2013 8:01:55 AM PST · by kindred · 4 replies
    Debca.com ^ | 12-23-2013 | unknown
    Many Israelis were scandalized when documents released by Edward Snowden revealed that their best friend, America, had in 2009 targeted a former prime minister and defense minister for secret surveillance. But their political leaders were not surprised. For years, the United States has been running a complex eavesdropping and surveillance web to spy on friends and foes alike, including Israel. Satellites gather and transmit data to command centers, “informers” operate in the field and the most fertile sources of all are not human but the instruments which bug cell phones, tablets and social networks. The US National Security Agency, NSA,...