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  • Russell Brand in new storm as he accuses US of terrorism on day that 132 Pakistani children are

    12/17/2014 8:07:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 17, 2014 | Darren Boyle
    Controversial comedian Russell Brand has landed in the middle of his latest controversy accusing the United States of terrorism just hours after 132 Pakistani children were murdered by the Taliban. Brand was interviewing Moazzam Begg, a Briton who was detained at Guantanamo Bay when he wrote: 'The people who do "terror" best are the people who decide what "terror" is.' The nine minute interview was posted on YouTube and said it would 'lift the lid' on Guantanamo Bay torture.
  • A Little Reminder of What Al Qaeda and the Taliban Considered Torture

    12/10/2014 8:24:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 12/10/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The release of the already discredited Senate “torture report” has left liberals in a state of gleeful pearl clutching as they pretended to be shocked by the shocking revelation that enhanced interrogation can mean sleep deprivation and assorted mind games.Meanwhile here’s a little reminder of what real torture looks like as perpetrated by the Taliban. I was one of the Taliban’s torturers: I crucified peopleInstead of just searching for criminals, the night patrols were instructed to seek out people watching videos, playing cards or, bizarrely, keeping caged birds. Men without long enough beards were to be arrested, as was any...
  • College prof makes students recite anti-American 'pledge of allegiance' (Disgusting)

    12/08/2014 11:35:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 102 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 8, 2014
    If you sign up for Denver college professor Charles Angeletti's American Civilization class, be forewarned that you're going to have to recite his invective-filled 'New Pledge' -- and according to some of his students, also be ready to swallow a big helping of his politics. Angeletti, who teaches at Metropolitan State University of Denver, has students learn an anti-American spoof of the Pledge of Allegiance that denounces the U.S. as a Republican-controlled bastion of injustice, all while spewing his own far-left brand of politics, according to current and former students.
  • Joining the military doesnt make you a hero (Triple Bagger)

    12/08/2014 5:14:30 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 81 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 7 Dec 14 | Stephen Kinzer
    Who is a hero? In todays America, it is someone who chooses a military career, puts on a uniform, and prepares for war. Placing soldiers and veterans on this kind of pedestal is a relatively new phenomenon. Past generations of Americans saw soldiers as ordinary human beings. They were like the rest of us: big and small, smart and dumb, capable of good and bad choices. Now we pretend they are demi-gods. One reason Americans have come to view soldiers as our only protectors is that we have accepted the idea that our country is under permanent threat from fanatics...
  • Chinese-American Mom Says Common Core Is Just Like Education in Communist China

    12/01/2014 8:49:21 PM PST · by PROCON · 42 replies
    pjmedia ^ | Nov. 30, 2014 | Paula Bolyard
    "Do you just want your kids to be test machines and cheap workers for corporations?"Lily Tang Williams, a mother of three, testified before the Colorado State Board of Education that Common Core was similar to the education she received growing up in Maos Communist China. Common Core, in my eyes, is the same as the Communist core I once saw in China, Williams said. I grew up under Maos regime and we had the Communist-dominated education nationalized testing, nationalized curriculum, and nationalized indoctrination. In a post at FreedomWorks, Williams wrote about her experience with the Chinese education system: Our...
  • NC Board of Education hears debate about American exceptionalism

    12/01/2014 7:58:57 PM PST · by PROCON · 10 replies
    charoletteobserver.com ^ | Dec. 1, 2014 | T. Keung Hui
    RALEIGH The question of whether high school students should be taught that Americas status is exceptional compared with other nations dominated debate Monday over the redesigned Advanced Placement U.S. History course. Larry Krieger, a retired history teacher and national activist, urged the State Board of Education to demand that the College Board revise the AP U.S. History course because its 70-page framework omits the mention of American exceptionalism that was in previous guidelines. Instead of teaching that America is a force for good in the world and stands for democracy and freedom, Krieger said, the new course is designed to...
  • The Benefits of Being Politically Correct(not a satire but reads like one)

    11/29/2014 4:45:16 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    NYT ^ | November 10, 2014 | Anna North
    The Benefits of Being Politically Correct By Anna North November 10, 2014 1:20 pm 30 Comments When people bring up political correctness, theyre often talking about how much they hate it. Unlike, say, diversity or inclusion, the term is perhaps most frequently used by those who object to what it stands for, who feel that calls to change the way they speak harm them or society in some way. These objections inspired Jack Goncalo, a professor of organizational behavior at Cornell, and his team to study the actual effects of political correctness. Theyd heard this idea that the effort to...
  • Reminder #43: Obama Really Doesnt Believe that America has a Right to Exist

    11/28/2014 11:56:22 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 11-28-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    November 28, 2014 Reminder #43: Obama Really Doesnt Believe that America has a Right to Exist By Daniel Greenfield Obama went down to Chicago and continued his usual sneering promotion of amnesty. There was a time when Obama tried to play noble. Hes given that up for smug and condescending until he sounds exactly like his hipster advisers.I was just traveling in Asia you go to Japan, they dont have problems with certain folks being discriminated against because mostly everybody is Japanese, Obama said. Obama doesnt seem to know that 1. Theres plenty of discrimination in Japan, including internal...
  • Stop the Madness of Un-Thanksgiving

    11/28/2014 9:49:46 AM PST · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    Tradition, Family, & Property Blog ^ | November 28, 2014 | John Horvat II
    Stop the Madness of Un-Thanksgiving John Horvat II 26 November As we gear up for the Thanksgiving holidays, many are preparing to engage in a strange new ritual that is crowding out the traditional turkey and pumpkin pie. The ritual, of course, is the extension of Black Friday shopping into Thanksgiving Day. It is a practice so shocking that we might as well create a new holidayun-Thanksgivingsince nothing could be more contrary to the intention of the real holiday than its present evolution. This year, media will again report on frenzied shoppers mobbing retail stores in search of super bargains....
  • Obama 'puzzled' at annual turkey pardon

    11/27/2014 6:24:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 87 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/26/14 | Alexandra Jaffe
    ....Obama pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey with a smile on Wednesday, but he admitted before saving the bird from it's likely demise that he found the decades-old tradition somewhat "puzzling." "It is a little puzzling that I do this every year, but I will say that I enjoy it because with all the tough stuff that swirls around in this office it's nice once in a while just to say, 'Happy Thanksgiving,'" he said.
  • Happy National Genocide (Thanksgiving) Day!

    11/26/2014 5:05:16 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 69 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11-25-2014 | Nicole Breedlove
    Thanksgiving has never been a celebratory holiday in my family. Whenever my family did cook we always gave thanks that all the Native Americans weren't wiped out when Columbus "discovered" America. My teachers made it seem like Thanksgiving was a holiday to look forward to. The New York City public education system told me what Thanksgiving was all about. I was very careful to regurgitate what they taught me when tested so I wouldn't get a failing grade. When I was older though I was told the truth by my family. Whenever someone asked what I was doing for Thanksgiving...
  • Jesse Ventura: Military doesn't 'fight for our freedom'

    11/13/2014 8:25:35 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | Veteran's Day 2014 | Justin Peligri
    The video appears on the website of Voices of Liberty, a group led by former Republican congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul. It lobbies against "unjustified wars, unconstitutional surveillance, [and] extrajudicial drone assassinations," according to its website.
  • GOP Has 2 Years To Prove The Next President in 2016 Must Be A Republican

    11/06/2014 10:08:17 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/06/14 | Jerry McConnell
    People started to question Obama's anti-Americanism, his anti-Semitism, and his anti-Christianity Christians and Jews had reason to cheer loudly at the outcome of the latest national voting sessions that took place November 04, 2014; now the work can begin to undo the damage and near destruction caused by Barack Obamas crusade to elevate the national status of Islam at the expense and standing of those two religions in America that I just named. The country-wide mesmerizing program of Obama, fostered by the United Nations and the Soros billions, on the minds of literally millions of normally patriotic, average American citizens...
  • The Climate-Change Solution No One Will Talk About

    11/01/2014 8:21:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 1, 2014 | by JASON PLAUTZ
    The equation seems fairly simple: The more the world's population rises, the greater the strain on dwindling resources and the greater the impact on the environment. The solution? Well, that's a little trickier to talk about. Public-health discussions will regularly include mentions of voluntary family planning as a way to reduce unwanted pregnancies and births. But, said Jason Bremner of the Population Reference Bureau, those policies can also pay dividends for the environment. "And yet the climate-change benefits of family planning have been largely absent from any climate-change or family-planning policy discussions," he said. A 2010 study published in the...
  • 12 Reasons Why Obama Is One of the Best Presidents Ever (2013 Expired Koolaid Barf)

    10/26/2014 6:14:32 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 54 replies
    Huffungton ^ | 11/15/2013 | Huffungton
    I have yet to find the words to describe the overwhelming sense of satisfaction I felt on Nov. 4, 2008 when Obama won the popular vote by 53 percent. With tears in my eyes, and joy in my heart, I stood alongside people of color across the nation as we celebrated America's first inauguration of a black president. As a young black man, I felt a true sense of patriotism as I witnessed our country rally together to show, finally, that we are more concerned about who is the most qualified man for the job, regardless of race or age....
  • #Ebola Czar Called Overpopulation Top Leadership Issue

    10/20/2014 3:44:39 PM PDT · by wtd · 56 replies
    Got News ^ | 10/20/2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    Ebolas ebola czar called overpopulation the top leadership concern of the world, Gotnews.com has learned. Democratic operative Ron Klain and his wife, Monica Medina, spoke with a Georgetown interviewer in 2008. Ebola Czar Ron Klain Says "Overpopulation" Top Concern Video clipI think the top leadership challenge issue in our world today is how to deal with the continuing, growing population in the world and all the resource demands it places on the world and burgeoning populations in Africa and Asia that lack the resources to have a healthy, happy life, Klain said. Weve got to find a way to make...
  • David Greenglass, Spy Who Helped Seal the Rosenbergs Doom, Dies at 92

    10/14/2014 1:00:39 PM PDT · by Borges · 21 replies
    NYT ^ | 10/14/2014 | ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    It was the most notorious spy case of the Cold War the conviction and execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg for passing atomic secrets to the Soviet Union and it rested largely on the testimony of Ms. Rosenbergs brother, David Greenglass, an Army sergeant who had stolen nuclear intelligence from Los Alamos, N.M. For his role in the conspiracy, Mr. Greenglass went to prison for almost a decade, then changed his name and lived quietly until a journalist tracked him down. He admitted then, nearly a half-century later, that he had lied on the witness stand to save...
  • Obamas Columbus Day Proclamation: History Marred with Violence, Disease, and Deprivation

    10/13/2014 1:32:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 10/13/14 | Penny Starr
    In a presidential action issued on Friday, proclaiming Oct. 13 as Columbus Day, President Barack Obama noted that a new history launched by Italian explorer Christopher Columbus discovery of the new world included the history of American Indians, which he said is marred with long and shameful chapters of violence, disease, and deprivation. In a new world, a history was written, said Obamas proclamation, required by a 1934 Congressional Joint Resolution. It tells the story of an idea that all women and men are created equal and a peoples struggle to fulfill it. And it is a history...
  • Seattle Says Goodbye to 'Columbus Day'

    10/12/2014 9:09:00 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 59 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Oct. 11, 2014 | Susan Berry
    The Seattle City Council has voted unanimously to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on the same day as Columbus Day, the federally recognized holiday, reports the Associated Press (AP). According to the AP report, the resolution that passed on Monday declares Indigenous Peoples Day the second Monday of October and intends to honor the contributions and culture of Native Americans and the indigenous community in Seattle. Supporters of the action said it will recognize the rich history of people who have inhabited the area for hundreds of years. "This action will allow us to bring into current present day our valuable...
  • For the first time, Russia has more deployed nuclear warheads than U.S.

    10/02/2014 10:52:26 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 1, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    For the first time, Russia, which is in the midst of a major strategic nuclear modernization, has more deployed nuclear warheads than the United States, according to the latest numbers released by the State Department. Russia now has 1,643 warheads deployed on intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles and heavy bombers. The United States has 1,642, said the fact sheet released Wednesday.
  • Bernie Sanders on 2016: We need a political revolution

    09/23/2014 5:10:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 09/12/14 05:13 PM | Alex Seitz-Wald
    With (Bernie) Sanders Iowa visit coinciding with Hillary Clintons much-anticipated return to the state, some Democrats have wondered if the senators presidential ambitions are merely an elaborate display of effigy-burningan attempt to move Clinton and the center of gravity of the entire party to the left. Not so, the senator says. If I run, I would like to win. Thats why I would run, he told msnbc Thursday. Hes not interested in being a protest candidate, he insists. Sanders realizes its a long shot. For me to win, it would require a grassroots effort on the part of literally...
  • President Obama Gesture to Marines Dubbed Latte Salute

    09/23/2014 7:02:28 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 83 replies
    Some are calling it the latte salute. When President Obama stepped off Marine One at the Wall Street landing zone in New York City, en route the United Nations, he saluted two Marines at the bottom of the stairs as he held a coffee cup in the same hand.
  • 3 in custody, accused of vandalizing American flags in Oceanside neighborhood

    09/23/2014 10:01:41 PM PDT · by Jagdgewehr · 16 replies
    ABC 10 News San Diego ^ | 3:53 PM, Sep 23, 2014 | City News Service
    OCEANSIDE, Calif. - Three 18-year-olds were behind bars Tuesday on suspicion of defacing American flags in a North County senior housing neighborhood last summer. Ruben Jimenez, Daniel Moran and Breanna Alexis Serrato allegedly spray-painted the three flags -- writing "(expletive) USA" on one of them -- in the 3800 block of Rosemary Way in Oceanside late on the evening of July 18, according to Lt. Leonard Cosby. A surveillance camera captured images of the crimes, he said.
  • Ferguson versus Whitopia

    09/21/2014 8:41:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    al-Jazeera ^ | September 21, 2014 | Rich Benjamin
    Focus on police bias obscures meaningful debate on structural racism that perpetuates racial injustice and inequality. In the wake of the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9, the public has heard quite a bit about the town, its residents and their supposed violence. But about half an hour drive west of Ferguson, along a highway straddling the Missouri River, you will come to what may seem a planet away: St. Charles County. St. Charles is a Whitopia a predominantly white county that has posted 6 percent...
  • Get College Credit For Going Socialist ... And Recruiting Others

    09/18/2014 2:46:41 PM PDT · by absentee · 6 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/18/14 | Caleb Howe
    It is a long-standing and often repeated lament on the right that academia and college campuses are self-declared enemies of conservative thinking broadly, and the Republican party specifically, and in a treacherous but overt and unrepentant manner. So it comes as no surprise to website The College Fix that some colleges are offering course credit for promoting socialist causes and participating in socialist recruitment on campus. Not a surprise, but still an outrage. Young Democratic Socialists (YDS) are coordinating with administrators to help YDS Leader program participants get college credit for their activities. According to The Fix, activities which...
  • Tour Condemns Censorship of War Photo . . . Then Censors It Himself!

    09/15/2014 3:19:35 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Can Tour Neblett not see the incandescent irony of his statement? His show-ending rant on The Cycle today condemned the censorship of the shocking images of war. Railed Tour: "we're blocked from seeing so much of the cost of war, of the evil of war as if we are too sensitive or squeamish or unable to handle the graphic truth." Tour focused on one particular photo, taken by photojournalist Kenneth Jarecke during the first Gulf War, deploring the fact that AP refused to publish it. Incredibly, Tour then proceeded to . . . censor the photo himself, declaring that "it's...
  • Woodruff HS Students Made To Remove American Flags From Vehicles

    09/15/2014 12:04:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 49 replies
    Woodruff, S.C. - 7 On Your Side was contacted by several upset parents who say Woodruff High School students were made to take down American flags from their vehicles on September 11. Spartanburg District 4 Superintendent Rallie Liston said four students arrived at the school Thursday morning with U.S. flags propped up on poles in their pickup truck beds. The school's principal, Aaron Fulmer, confiscated the flags because he said it is against district policy to draw attention to one's vehicle. The flags were returned to the students at the end of the day. The students were not punished. Fulmer...
  • D.C. Public Schools homework assignment asks 6th graders to compare Bush to Hitler

    09/11/2014 9:54:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 09/10/14 | Andrea Noble
    A D.C. public school gave a sixth grade class a homework assignment that required students to draw comparisons between former President George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler.
  • AP Downgrades History

    09/08/2014 7:36:12 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 18 replies
    Accuracy in Academia | September 7, 2014 | Tony Perkins
    Schools back and so is the liberal agenda! Across the country, parents and lawmakers are up in arms about an honors curriculum that gives new meaning to the phrase history in the making. The 95-page outline is so agenda-driven, educators complain, that basic U.S. facts are either distorted or worse, omitted altogether. The College Boards proposal is a study in liberal indoctrination so much so that the Republican National Committee (RNC) formally opposed the idea in August. In a vote, the RNC concluded that the Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum is a radical revisionist view of Americas greatest...
  • Why Is The Muslim World in Thrall to Conspiracy Theories?

    09/06/2014 10:00:34 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    http://www.newrepublic.com ^ | September 5, 2014 | By Mehdi Hasan
    Did you know that Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, was trained by Mossad and the CIA? Were you aware that his real name isnt Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali Al Badri Al Samarrai but Simon Elliot? Or that hes a Jewish actor who was recruited by the Israelis to play the part of the worlds most wanted terrorist? But millions of Muslims across the globe have a soft spot for such hoaxes. Conspiracy theories are rife in both Muslim-majority countries and Muslim communities here in the west. The events of 9/11 and the subsequent war on terror unleashed...
  • Lets Stop Idealizing the Home-Cooked Family Dinner

    09/04/2014 1:11:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 262 replies
    Slate ^ | September 3, 2014 | Amanda Marcotte
    The home-cooked meal has long been romanticized, from 50s-era sitcoms to the work of star food writer Michael Pollan, who once wrote, far from oppressing them, the work of cooking approached in the proper spirit offered a kind of fulfillment and deserved an intelligent womans attention. In recent years, the home-cooked meal has increasingly been offered up as the solution to our country's burgeoning nutrition-related health problems of heart disease and diabetes. But while home-cooked meals are typically healthier than restaurant food, sociologists Sarah Bowen, Sinikka Elliott, and Joslyn Brenton from North Carolina State University argue that the stress that...
  • Goodbye, Columbus: Seattle commission wants name stricken from holiday

    09/01/2014 10:00:44 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 75 replies
    http://blog.seattlepi.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Joel Connelly
    <p>The Seattle Human Rights Commission is doubling down on its effort to purge Columbus Day from its list of city celebrations, and have it replaced in the Emerald City with Indigenous Peoples Day.</p> <p>WHEREAS, the Commission recognizes that the celebration of Christopher Columbus and his alleged 1492 discovery of the lands that would later become known as the Americas works to celebrate an era of colonization and dispossession of indigenous peoples homelands, as well as the decimation of entire groups of indigenous peoples from North and South America.</p>
  • Police On Alert Amid Nato Summit Protest

    08/31/2014 7:12:49 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies
    klfm967.co.uk ^ | August 31, 2014
    Anti-war protesters have been demonstrating in Newport, as South Wales prepares to host the Nato summit. Around 1,000 people gathered outside the crown court before they made their way through the city. As well as a strong Welsh contingent, demonstrators came from as far as the US, Belgium, France and Ireland. Police are expecting more demonstrations this week including one on Thursday that may be "something a little more challenging" as protesters try to get to Celtic Manor Resort, which is the focus of the summit. Among those taking part in Saturday's march was veteran CND campaigner Bruce Kent. He...
  • This Obama Administration Proposal Would Effectively Authorize Some Americans Seceding

    08/26/2014 11:22:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | August 26, 2014 | Hans von Spakovsky
    In its latest assault on the U.S. Constitution, the Obama administration is proposing to recognize so-called Native Hawaiians as an Indian tribe entitled to separate and become an independent sovereign and to reestablish a government-to-government relationship between the United State and the Native Hawaiian community.Such an unconstitutional action would amount to authorizing secession for certain residents of Hawaii.It would also implicitly authorize government-sanctioned, discriminatory conduct against any other residents who dont meet the explicit ancestry and blood-quantum requirements to be considered a Native. This would balkanize Hawaii, dividing the islands into separate racial and ethnic enclaves, and undo the...
  • What is the Difference Between the DNC and the CPUSA?

    08/26/2014 8:04:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 8/25/2014 | Alan Caruba
    On the home page of the Communist Party USA it says A better and peaceful world is possiblea world where people and nature come before profits. Thats socialism. Thats our vision. We are the Communist Party USA. No, its not Socialism, which is a watered down version of Communism. Real Communism is the kind that was practiced in the former Soviet Union. It can be found in Cuba and North Korea where the state controls all power and property,and the people have none.
  • Were going to kill the dollar. White House, DoJ & Treasury don't deny Obama staffer statement

    08/19/2014 5:29:27 AM PDT · by Opinionatedtoday · 38 replies
    When a senior Obama member allegedly told Kyle Bass, the founder and principal of the $2 billion hedge fund, Hayman Capital Management, Were just going to kill the dollar, during a discussion about fixing the trade deficit and economy, was that Obama official joking or serious? I set out to find out and contacted the White House, Treasury Department and Department of Justice (DoJ). Kill the dollar. Kill a nation. Live in denial and be blindsided if what the senior Obama member allegedly said to Bass was true. Ask the Russians what life was like in the former Soviet Union...
  • College Board Erases the Founding Fathers

    08/16/2014 10:13:32 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 80 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August16, 2014 | Patrick Jakeway
    August 16, 2014 College Board Erases the Founding Fathers. By Patrick Jakeway The classic novel Brave New World describes a future in which people have lost all of their liberty and in which they have become drugged robots obedient to a central authority. It also details how this control was first established. First, the rulers had to erase all history and all the peoples memory of a time before their bondage. Today, the history of George Washington's leadership has been erased in the new Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History test/curriculum, taking effect in the fall of 2014. The College Board,...
  • Guantanamo Bay drama 'Camp X-Ray' starring Kristen Stewart - TRAILER

    08/14/2014 5:01:58 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    Savannah Now ^ | 8-9-2014
    Tagline: Its not as black-and-white as they said it was going to be. IFC Films on Friday released the first trailer for "Camp X-Ray", an independent drama film about a detention facility based at the Guantanomo Bay Detention Camp. The film stars Kristen Stewart and Peymaan Moaadi and premiered in January to mostly positive reviews at the Sundance Film Festival. "Camp X-Ray" will premiere in theaters in October.
  • Group uses anniversary of atomic warfare to push for peaceful future

    08/10/2014 12:01:13 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    columbiatribune.com ^ | August 10, 2014 | ALEX SCHIFFER
    Around 50 members of Mid-Missouri Peaceworks gathered at Stephens Lake Park on Saturday night to mark the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Food, music and speeches were part of the occasion, but the solemn centerpiece of the ceremony was sending homemade Japanese lanterns into the lake as a way to honor the 200,000 lives lost from the bombings. Even though the lanterns were sent off as a way of honoring the dead, Peaceworks also looks at the lanterns floating into the darkness as a way of promoting a brighter future, one without nuclear warfare. We...
  • End Hegemonic Capitalism to Solve Human-Caused Climate Change?

    08/10/2014 9:32:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    capitalismmagazine.com ^ | 8/10/2014 | Jaana Woiceshyn
    Recently, 130 environmentalist groups gathered in an UN-backed event in Venezuela to gather more civilian support to combat climate change, reports the Daily Caller. A number of them signed the Margarita Declaration which calls for an end to the hegemonic capitalist system as the only solution to human-caused climate change. The environmentalists argued that measures such as carbon capture and trade and conservation efforts are not sufficient to prevent the environmental disasters they are predicting; instead, they demanded a radical system change. Although they did not spell out what their ideal social system would be, we can assume they want...
  • Were Hiroshima and Nagasaki Racist Acts?

    08/09/2014 1:11:12 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 108 replies
    International Business Times ^ | August 5, 2011 | Palash Ghosh
    Saturday marks the 66th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima devastating acts that helped bring World War Two to a close. (Three days after Hiroshima, Nagasaki was similarly battered). The attacks the only time nuclear weapons have ever been used in world history to date killed tens of thousands of people and shocked the planet with the scale of their destruction. There has been much controversy over the decision to bomb Japan and some speculation that it might have been racially motivated (given that the U.S. military did not drop such weapons on European civilian targets)....
  • Historic fail? Greatest Americans missing from proposed curriculum

    08/07/2014 2:18:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 7,2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    New history curriculum standards proposed for top high school students leave out such American icons as Benjamin Franklin and Martin Luther King, Jr., paint colonists as bigots and gloss over the Greatest Generation's fight to save the world from Nazi Germany, according to conservative education activists who want the framework delayed and perhaps scrapped altogether. And youre not going to find Thomas Jefferson and the House of Burgesses and the cradle of democracy either, said Larry Krieger, who retired in 2005 after more than three decades in the classroom. And finally, youre not going to find Benjamin Franklin and...
  • Jesse Ventura Swoons Over Fidel Castro and Che Guevara

    08/01/2014 3:57:37 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 8-1-2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Maybe its just a coincidence that somebody like Jesse Ventura is also a major fan of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara? (Or claims to be for the publicity value among the hip?) Recalling his visit to Cuba and meeting with Fidel Castro in 2002 Ventura grew misty-eyed: Fidel Castro looked into my eyes and told me I was a man of great courageMaybe he (Castro) saw a little of him in me. Recall the Cowardly Lions reaction when the Wizard grants him the NERVE. Well, Jesse Venturas moronic gloating outdoes even the lions (Shucks, folks, Im speechless..ha-haAint it the truth!...
  • Obama overrules Senate, declares CIAs Bush-era tactics torture

    08/01/2014 1:55:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/01/2014 | Noah Rothman
    President Barack Obama was halfway out the door, joking with his counterparts in the press that he had not yet been wished a happy birthday, when a chorus of uniform questions from the assembled reporters forced him to address the recent admission that CIA Director John Brennan’s intelligence agency had improperly spied on the Senate.On Thursday, the CIA admitted that intelligence operatives tapped into computers linked to staffers with the Senate Intelligence Committee in March. Those computers contained documents pertaining to an ongoing investigation into the agency’s Bush-era enhanced interrogation techniques. The report, which is set to be declassified,...
  • Obama says after 9-11, US 'tortured some folks'

    08/01/2014 12:47:26 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 66 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 8/1/14 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama says in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the United States did things that were wrong and crossed the line. He says, quote, "we tortured some folks." Obama is commenting on a Senate investigation into the CIA's interrogation techniques.
  • End Torture, Shut Down the CIA

    07/29/2014 4:57:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ron Paul
    Remember back in April, 2007, when then-CIA director George Tenet appeared on 60 Minutes, angrily telling the program host, "we don't torture people"? Remember a few months later, in October, President George W. Bush saying, "this government does not torture people"? We knew then it was not true because we had already seen the photos of Iraqis tortured at Abu Ghraib prison four years earlier. Still the US administration denied that torture was torture, preferring to call it "enhanced interrogation" and claiming that it had disrupted so many terrorist plots. Of course, we later found out that the CIA...
  • Obamas mission for the world to hate America is a mega fail

    07/06/2014 5:12:24 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/06/14 | Judi McLeod
    The burning question of our day: If America is truly the hated place Barack Hussein Obama has worked to make it for five and a half interminably long years, then why are tens of thousands of Central Americans flooding its southern borders?
  • Biz executives pay fines for Florida vet facing eviction over flower pot flag

    07/04/2014 4:09:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 4, 2014 | FoxNews
    In an act of patriotism this Fourth of July, a pair of business executives has paid the fines for a Florida veteran who faced foreclosure for displaying a small American flag in a flower pot on his front stoop. The two senior executives for Los Angeles-based Lear Capital had read the story of 73-year-old Larry Murphree, of Jacksonville, whose homeowners association at Tides Condominium at Sweetwater began hitting him with fines of $100 a day last year for violating his homeowners associations flag display rules, and have offered to pay the bill which has climbed into the thousands. Along with...
  • This July 4, governing in the spirit of revenge

    07/04/2014 7:43:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 4, 2014 | by Eugene Robinson
    As we celebrate the Fourth of July, who can argue that our democracy is working the way the Founders intended? And who can deny that most of the blame for dysfunction must fall to the Republican Party? George Washington distrusted all political parties. He warned in his farewell address that, as they alternated power, parties would act in the spirit of revenge rather than, presumably, in the best interests of the nation. The disorders and miseries that resulted, Washington feared, would inevitably threaten democracy. Whatever the motivation, Republicans have paralyzed our government in a way that would have shocked...
  • Canada pulls the plug on the U.S. Keystone Pipeline will send oil toAsia

    06/29/2014 8:38:39 PM PDT · by Signalman · 52 replies
    WUWT ^ | 6/28/2014 | Anthony Watts
    Obamas inability to make a decision on Keystone has finally yielded a result Canada has made the decision for him. Breitbart reports Canada has just approved the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project a major pipeline to ship Canadian oil to Asia. The Canadian oil will still be burnt in Asia, instead of America. All the jobs and energy security which Canadian oil could have delivered to America, will instead be delivered to Asia. Rather than purchasing crude from a friendly and allied neighbor, the United States will most likely need to continue its reliance upon hostile sources like...