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  • Obama’s Arc of History

    08/29/2016 1:08:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Free Beaco ^ | 8/29/16 | David Rutz
    President Obama enjoys quoting or paraphrasing Martin Luther King, Jr.’s remark that “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” Like his oft-repeated phrase that his political opponents are “on the wrong side of history,” the statement suggests Obama’s view that real-world events will ultimately shift to what he thinks they ought to be, regardless of his own actions. As chaos both domestic and abroad has shown, there is more to be done to influence the course of events than to dispense platitudes.
  • In Search Of The Red Cross' $500 Million In Haiti Relief (built 6 permanent homes)

    06/04/2015 6:16:36 AM PDT · by dead · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | Laura Sullivan
    When a devastating earthquake leveled Haiti in 2010, millions of people donated to the American Red Cross. The charity raised almost half a billion dollars. It was one of its most successful fundraising efforts ever. The American Red Cross vowed to help Haitians rebuild, but after five years the Red Cross' legacy in Haiti is not new roads, or schools, or hundreds of new homes. It's difficult to know where all the money went. NPR and ProPublica went in search of the nearly $500 million and found a string of poorly managed projects, questionable spending and dubious claims of success,...
  • Report: Kellogg Foundation, SEIU funded attacks on Voter ID laws

    12/04/2012 8:26:30 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-4-12 | David Martosko
    A progressive foundation and a labor union have combined to pour millions of dollars into a “racial justice” group that was hostile to voter ID laws during the 2012 campaign season, according to a conservative watchdog group in Wisconsin. While True the Vote and other right-leaning campaigns were promoting ID requirements for voters and monitoring the implementation of ID laws at the state level, the Applied Research Center (ARC) was pushing back with claims that photo ID requirements at polling places were thinly veiled expressions of racism. Media Trackers, the conservative Wisconsin group, reported Monday that the W.K. Kellogg Foundation,...
  • Russian Agent & 10 Other Members of Procurement Network for Russian Military & Intelligence...

    10/04/2012 12:13:15 AM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Russian Agent and 10 Other Members of Procurement Network for Russian Military and Intelligence Operating in the U.S. and Russia Indicted in New York Defendants Also Include Texas- and Russia-Based Corporations; 165 Persons and Companies ‘Designated’ by Commerce Department U.S. Attorney’s Office October 03, 2012 BROOKLYN, NY—An indictment was unsealed today in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York charging 11 members of a Russian military procurement network operating in the United States and Russia, as well as a Texas-based export company and a Russia-based procurement firm, with illegally...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 736 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of'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!
  • Swedish National Charged with Hacking and Theft of Trade Secrets...

    05/06/2009 12:46:40 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 426+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Swedish National Charged with Hacking and Theft of Trade Secrets Related to Alleged Computer Intrusions at NASA and Cisco Philip Gabriel Pettersson, aka "Stakkato," 21, a Swedish national, was indicted today on intrusion and trade secret theft charges. The five-count indictment includes one intrusion count and two trade secret misappropriation counts involving Cisco Systems Inc. (Cisco), of San Jose, Calif., which is a provider of computer network equipment and producer of Internet routers. According to the allegations in the indictment Pettersson intentionally committed an intrusion between May 12, 2004, and May 13, 2004,...
  • Solved At Last: The Burning Mystery Of Joan Of Arc

    12/17/2006 11:08:36 AM PST · by blam · 61 replies · 2,958+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 12-17-2006 | Alex Duval
    Solved at last: the burning mystery of Joan of Arc France's favourite saint was martyred by her English foes, who ordered her remains to be cast into the Seine. Now scientists believe they have established the facts surrounding her execution Alex Duval Smith in Paris Sunday December 17, 2006 The Observer (UK) Catholic saint, national icon and one of the world's most famous military leaders, Joan of Arc has been a subject of fascination for the French for almost six centuries. Now academics believe they are close to proving that controversial relics are actually those of the real-life Maid of...
  • (Internal) Dispute Hampered Red Cross Response (Not Bush, Not FEMA)

    02/27/2006 11:21:36 AM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 8 replies · 1,100+ views
    AP ^ | 2/27/06
    Today: February 27, 2006 at 11:17:14 PST Dispute Hampered Red Cross Response By HOPE YEN ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) - A bitter struggle between the American Red Cross board and the charity's senior management contributed to its uneven response to Hurricane Katrina, according to internal documents made public Monday. Less than two months after the Sept. 11 attacks, board member Bill George warned Red Cross chairman David McLaughlin to resolve the group's internal disputes or risk a repeat of the problems that plagued the 2001 relief effort. At the time, the nation's largest charity was reeling from CEO Bernadine Healy's...
  • CPR Guidelines Updated With Doubling of Chest Compressions

    11/29/2005 5:11:27 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 7 replies · 6,194+ views
    MedPage Today ^ | 11/28/2005 | Katrina Woznicki
    DALLAS. Nov. 28 - When it comes to CPR, doubling the number of chest compressions and delivering them more quickly is the key to saving a life, according to the American Heart Association's revised guidelines issued today. The updated guidelines call for 30 chest compressions delivered hard and fast for every two breaths administered by a single rescuer aiding a patient with cardiac arrest. That's a doubling from the 15:2 ratio, or 15 chest compressions for every two breaths, previously recommended. The guidelines, intended for everyone from bystanders to trained paramedics, were presented at a press conference here and were...
  • Red Cross sets up Family Links Registry for Katrina missing

    09/04/2005 8:54:00 AM PDT · by SauronOfMordor · 4 replies · 411+ views
    Red Cross ^ | Sept 4. 2005? | Red Cross / me
    The Red Cross has set up a Family Links Registry here, or Call 1-877 LOVED-1S (1-877-568-3317) As a result of Hurricane Katrina's passage through the Southern coast of the United States, thousands of persons within the United States and abroad have lost contact with their loved ones. In an effort to help restoring family links, the ICRC in close cooperation with the American Red Cross offers the following services to all those seeking information about their relatives possibly affected by the hurricane. Locate your relatives This website is managed by the ICRC in close cooperation with the American Red Cross...
  • Red Cross bureaucracy causing frustrations

    09/04/2005 7:33:51 PM PDT · by solitas · 75 replies · 1,754+ views
    (source: material cannot be directly posted or linked. Summation: the article is an interesting and worthwhile read about inefficiencies and many, many gripes about Red Cross ineptness and bureaucracy, and how both storm victims and facilities providers are ignoring them and turning away from them to FEMA and the Salvation Army.
  • Vanity - Dear Garrison Keillor:

    08/28/2005 11:21:11 AM PDT · by 50sDad · 18 replies · 1,453+ views
    Dear Garrison: I almost cried today while listening to The Show.
  • Cleveland Mosque Leader Could Soon Be Deported

    07/07/2005 2:17:45 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 61 replies · 1,340+ views ^ | 7/7/2005
    An Ohio mosque leader may be leaving the country earlier than expected.NewsChannel5 learned that Imam Fawaz Damra's appeal was dropped in the Court of Appeals.That means his citizenship remains revoked and the deportation process could begin soon. A judge revoked his citizenship in September 2004.A jury convicted Damra last year for lying about connections to terrorist organizations on his application for U.S. Citizenship.The 42-year-old spent two months in prison and four months under house arrest.Damra is the leader of Ohio's largest mosque, the Islamic Center of Cleveland, in Parma.
  • Electricity Gone Wild (Video)

    05/30/2005 6:16:40 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 5 replies · 448+ views picture this everytime the Mods zot a troll
  • "Catholics" turn to condoms in AIDS-ravaged Honduras

    05/11/2005 6:03:11 AM PDT · by murphE · 73 replies · 1,023+ views
    Reuters ^ | 05/11/05 | Catherine Bremer
    SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (Reuters) - With his mother long dead and his father off with a new family, nobody comes to visit Carlos, 27, as he sits blinded by AIDS and awaiting death in a charity hospice. His father, who left him alone to care for his grandmother until she died, won't let him near his home, mistakenly believing he will infect his family by sharing their toilet, Carlos explains, the hurt spilling out of his sightless eyes. Typical of the kind of Honduran now catching the virus, the boyish-faced former factory worker is neither sexually promiscuous nor an...
  • US Redeploys Its Troops To Cover 'Arc Of Instability' (Korea)

    06/06/2003 5:14:31 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 245+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 6-7-2003 | Rupert Cornwell
    US redeploys its troops to cover 'arc of instability' By Rupert Cornwell in Washington 07 June 2003 The phased pullback of more than 14,000 American troops far from the demilitarised zone separating North and South Korea is the latest step in a sweeping global rearrangement of US military forces, conceived in the aftermath of the Cold War, and hastened by the war against Saddam Hussein. The withdrawal from what is frequently described as the "most dangerous place in the world" would take years, senior Pentagon officials said, and, for the time being at least, would not affect overall US force...
  • For Appalachian counties supposedly on the economic upswing, life remains bleak

    01/11/2003 11:20:13 AM PST · by Willie Green · 21 replies · 317+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | Saturday, January 11, 2003 | LARA JAKES JORDAN -- Associated Press
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. FAYETTE CITY, Pa. - From where he sits, Mike Wokaly can't see that things have gotten any better over the last year in this tiny Appalachian town. Few, if any, new jobs are coming into this corner of southwest Pennsylvania, where poverty and unemployment rates remain high above the national average. People sometimes pay for groceries with pocket change and $2 bills - whatever money they can scrounge up to feed their families. But federal funding to Fayette City - as well as to hundreds of rural communities along the spine...
  • Congressmen vow to fight Appalachian economic development fund cut

    03/11/2003 9:21:45 AM PST · by Willie Green · 216+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Tuesday, March 11, 2003 | David Dishneau, Associated Press Writer
    <p>HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- Congressional representatives from the 13 Appalachian Mountain states will fight the Bush administration's proposed 50 percent cut in regional economic development funds, Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., said Monday.</p> <p>The plan to slash Appalachian Regional Commission funding to $33 million in fiscal year 2004 from the $66 million that the joint federal-state agency received this year could hurt struggling workers and their families, Bartlett said.</p>
  • The war against ZOT!

    02/13/2003 12:05:42 PM PST · by all american conservative · 82 replies · 452+ views
    Doug Goodkin
    <p>We have the War Against Poverty, the War Against Drugs and the War Against Terrorism. Needless to say, we're losing all of them. I say let's make a war that we can win. My proposal? The War Against Stupidity.</p> <p>Now you might think this would be the most difficult of all wars to win, but as a schoolteacher, I have hope. I'm fortunate to work in a school where the teachers think—they read books, they write poems, essays, songs and stories, they discuss current affairs and even timeless questions. They think about how they think and they think about how to help children to think. And the results are impressive. The children do think and they show promise of growing into adults who will continue to think.</p>
  • "Modern Art" finally exposed to be the fraud that it is!

    06/16/2002 3:34:48 PM PDT · by vannrox · 98 replies · 5,356+ views
    Art Renewal ^ | June 7, 2001 | Fred Ross, Chairman of the Art Renewal Center
    "...The art of painting, one of the greatest traditions in all of human history has been under a merciless and relentless assault for the last one hundred years. I'm referring to the accumulated knowledge of over 2500 hundred years, spanning from Ancient Greece to the early Renaissance and through to the extraordinary pinnacles of artistic achievement seen in the High Renaissance, 17th century Dutch, and the great 19th century Academies of Europe and America. These traditions, just when they were at their absolute zenith, at a peak of achievement, seemingly unbeatable and unstoppable, hit the twentieth century at full stride,...