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  • Ballot counting in Colorado general election stretches into early morning hours of Wednesday

    11/05/2014 5:36:54 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    The Denver Channel (ABC - Channel 7) ^ | 3:11 AM, Nov 5, 2014 | Phil Tenser, Deb Stanley
    BOULDER - Denver County election officials are taking a break from counting ballots with about 17 percent of the ballots still to go. Election workers started leaving around 5 a.m. Denver County tweeted that they were taking what they called a "pause for the cause." "We want to get our folks rested so they are sharp upon their return," Denver Elections officials said.
  • YPG Kobanê commander: We are close to victory

    10/17/2014 8:37:46 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    Firat News ^ | 17.10.2014 10:30:10 | ANF - KOBANÊ
    Mehmud Berxwedan, the YPG Kobanê General in Command, has said: “After a one-month resistance we have launched a step-by-step advance towards victory. In the last week in particular Kobanê has become a graveyard for ISIS.” YPG Kobanê Commander Mahmut Berxwedan spoke to Ronahi TV. He said that, as watched by the world, Kobanê had resisted for 32 days, adding that they were now close to victory. Berxwedan emphasised that the Kobanê resistance had begun in the villages, where there had been a great resistance from house to house, hamlet to hamlet and from village to village. He added that for...
  • The eyes of the world look to Kobani

    10/12/2014 7:46:31 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Oct. 13, 2014 | 4:34 AM | By Oudeh Basharat
    The Arabs have appropriated Saladin, the Kurdish leader who defeated the Crusaders; yet while they embrace him they have turned their backs on his grandchildren. Four wolves fight each other all day, but at night they unite in their desire to take a bite out of the Kurdish nation. Each one claims the Kurds as if they were its private property, with slogans of nationalism, history and unity, but at the moment of truth they all turn their backs on them. Less than a month after the 2011 revolution began, Syria granted citizenship to hundreds of thousands of Kurds 50...
  • Kurds tell of battle for Kobani

    10/12/2014 7:20:52 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    Daily Hampshire Gazette ^ | Sunday, October 12, 2014 | By RYAN LUCAS
    SURUC, Turkey — The shells were already roaring down on the Kurdish fighters from the hill above Kobani when more than 30 Islamic State militants backed by snipers and pickups mounted with heavy machine guns began their assault across the dusty fields. Holed up in an industrial area of squat, concrete buildings on Kobani’s eastern edges, the outgunned Kurds could do little to repel the attack, recalled Dalil Boras, one of the defenders during the Oct. 6 assault. The Islamic State group’s firepower proved too much, so the Kurds withdrew through the gray streets to a tree-lined park, ceding a...
  • The Kobani slaughter (Kurds)

    10/12/2014 6:12:21 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/11/2014 22:44 | By JPOST EDITORIAL
    Nations intone “Never again,” but we are watching a human catastrophe happen as Western powers fail to employ their massive resources. It is time for the world to wake up and do something to aid the Kurds in their battle with Islamic State before it is too late.
  • Captured by ISIS and sold into slavery: 15-year-old Yazidi girl tells of her horrific ordeal

    10/12/2014 6:48:21 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06:38 EST, 12 October 2014 | By Associated Press and Dan Bloom for MailOnline
    Girl, who has been kept anonymous, rocked back and forth as she told story She lived on Iraq's Mount Sinjar with religious sect when Isis militants came They took her to Iraqi city Mosul before marrying her off in Raqqa, Syria She shot her new husband and fled but was recaptured and sold for £600 She fed drugs to her new captors then found a man to drive her to Turkey Other witnesses saw regular rapes and girls in captivity as young as five
  • Source: Secret deal could doom 160,000 to ISIS

    10/12/2014 6:04:31 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 54 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | Oct. 11, 2014 | F. Michael Maloof
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A secret decision apparently has been made by the United States, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and even Iran to let the strategic Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani on the Turkish-Syrian border fall to ISIS fighters, jeopardizing the lives of some 160,000 Syrian Kurds, WND has been told by a well-placed Middle East expert. In letting Kobani fall to ISIS, the source said, there was agreement “to deal with ISIS later.” The apparent decision aims to diminish the influence of the Kurds in Syria and weaken the prospect of creating a sovereign Kurdistan, which is sought by the Kurds...
  • PRESIDENT Alsisi( charlie rose)

    09/27/2014 6:41:27 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Charlie Rose on You Tube ^ | Sep 24, 2014 | Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi
    Interview with President el Sissi's by Charlie Rose. This is President Sissi's first trip to NY since he became president of Egypt. He was there for the UN General Assembly.
  • Egypt trying to reposition itself as bastion of stability

    09/12/2014 7:08:40 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Ahram ^ | Thursday 11 Sep 2014 | Dina Ezzat
    Next week, when President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi arrives in New York at the head of the Egyptian delegation to the UN General Assembly he will likely seek to put an end to questions of his legitimacy as head of state. He will also, according to the same diplomatic argument, be ending the “diplomatic isolation” that “some countries” – the reference is always made to Qatar and Turkey – have tried to impose on Egypt. This said, Cairo officials, including the head of the state himself, are aware that when all is said and done, ”the return of Egypt,” as would be...
  • ((( Drudge Poll ))) SHOULD REPUBLICANS IMPEACH OBAMA?

    07/08/2014 6:47:52 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 70 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 8 Jul 2014 | Drudge
    YES 72.2% (137,924 votes) NO 12.98% (24,803 votes) NOT NOW 14.82% (28,308 votes) Total Votes: 191,035
  • The Muslim Brotherhood: Cut off at the roots (Egypt)

    06/21/2014 6:07:54 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Ahram ^ | Friday 20 Jun 2014 | Ahmed Eleiba
    The Egyptian government continues concerted attempts to dismantle the Muslim Brotherhood’s sources of funding. In Contrast to President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s overtures to Muslim Brotherhood members not involved in violence in the post-30 June 2013 period, the government is continuing to follow through on policies aimed at politically eliminating the Islamist organisation and cutting off its sources of funding. Most recently the Teachers and Pharmacists Syndicates, long time political platforms for the Brotherhood, were sequestrated. Earlier this week the assets of Zad and Seoudi supermarket chains, owned by leading Brotherhood members Khairat Al-Shater and Abdel-Rahman Seoudi, were seized. Though it sometimes...
  • The Right Answer for Egypt (Finally reality)

    05/12/2014 9:39:48 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    U.S. News ^ | May 7, 2014 | Herbert London
    The U.S. should recognize that Gen. el-Sissi will bring stability and unite the country. Less than a week after al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri called on jihadists to attack Egyptian security forces and in the wake of a series of bloody assaults in and around Cairo, the Obama administration has finally backed down and permitted Egypt the 10 Apache helicopters it needs to defend itself against a full-blown insurrection in the Sinai. It is a welcome development, but just the first step if Egypt is to be returned to stability.
  • Don't poke a wolverine with a sharp stick

    05/02/2014 7:46:41 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | April 19, 2014 | Mike Vanderboegh
    Speech made by Mike Vanderboegh on April 19th on the Bundy Ranch. 3 links to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Sbsa4tMrP4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7G2TKr2xQA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bapPw0OBwGg
  • Texas Boy Scouts: BLM Eyeing Our Camp (Video)

    04/29/2014 7:15:54 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr. 28, 2014 10:44am | Sara Carter
    WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS--With the focus on the possible loss of property held for generations of ranchland owners in north Texas, others who might also be affected by the BLM’s Red River Land Grab could be overlooked. During a meeting with Texas State Senator Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls), Breitbart Texas learned that land owned by the Northwest Texas Council of the Boy Scouts of America is also reportedly being targeted by the BLM land management study. Boy Scout Council President, Wayne Mansur, sat down with Breitbart Texas to explain what his organization and the young people he serves are facing.
  • FEDS SEIZE FAMILY’S RANCH-Property owners fight government ‘land grab’!!!

    04/19/2014 11:28:48 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 211 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | April 17, 2014 | TPT Admin
    When Kit Laney answered a knock on his door Saturday, law enforcement officers from the U.S. Forest Service handed him a piece of paper announcing his Diamond Bar Ranch in southwest New Mexico would be shut down Wednesday and his 300 head of cattle grazing there would be removed – one way or the other. Other Forest Service officials were busy nailing similar notices on fence posts along the highway and informing neighbors that after Feb. 11, they should not attempt to enter the Diamond Bar property. Laney was not surprised. He knew someday there would be an on-the-ground confrontation...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Did Feds Kill Rancher's Cows, Dig Mass Grave?

    04/16/2014 5:08:13 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-16-2014 | Griff Jenkins
    Cliven's son Ryan Bundy shared video of what he believed to be a mass grave dug by the government. He noted that at least one dead cow could be seen in the 18-by-45 foot area.
  • Neither Erdogan’s victory, nor the Muslim Brotherhood’s protests are an Ottoman slap

    04/15/2014 6:28:43 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | Tuesday, April 15 2014 | Nervana Mahmoud
    Following a trail of setbacks, Islamists in the Arab world have something to celebrate. Their hero, Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan, has won in TurkeyÂ’s local elections, a victory Islamists in the Arab world are selling to their followers as their own. The relationship between ErdoÄŸan and his Arab Islamists is based on mutual exploitation. ErdoÄŸan engineers more domestic popularity for himself by harping on the misfortunes of Islamists. At the same time, Arab Islamists market ErdoÄŸanÂ’s success as proof of the soundness of their ideology, and use his success as a tool to counter misgivings among their junior cadres and supporters....
  • RED RIVER RUMBLE? BLM Wants to Seize 90,000 Acres of Texas Ranchers’ Land!

    04/13/2014 5:55:42 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 127 replies
    Americas Freedom Fighters ^ | April 11, 2014 | Clark Kent
    The Red River is the boundary between Texas and Oklahoma…or is it? Byers, Texas along the Red River — The BLM stole 140 acres of the Tommy Henderson ranch thirty years ago. They took his land and paid him absolutely nothing. He sued and lost. Now the BLM is using that court case as precedent to do it again. The problem is, the land they want to seize is property that ranchers have a deed for and have paid taxes on for over a hundred years.The BLM claims that about 90,000 acres (116 miles along the Red River) have never...
  • Chilling Truth: The Siege of the Bundy Ranch Reaches into the White House (agenda 21)

    04/13/2014 1:17:36 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 67 replies
    Cliven Bundy, can a cowboy defeat the Marxists? In the end, there is only one reason why the Bundy ranch was besieged. President Obama had to have taken the lead. He knew it was going on and he sanctioned it. Beyond oil, solar, and Chinese Communists with money, lurks Obama’s Agenda. InfoWars has found a smoking gun in the case of embattled rancher Cliven Bundy. A lucrative contract – which will benefit Harry Reid and his son Rory Reid – specifically mentions the need to rid the land of Cliven Bundy. In addition, Natural News pointed out that the BLM...
  • Venezuelan Globovision editor Nairobi Pinto kidnapped

    04/09/2014 7:27:14 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    BBC (Latin America) ^ | 7 April 2014 Last updated at 20:45 ET | none stated
    The assignment editor of the Venezuelan TV news network Globovision has been kidnapped, according to her father. Nairobi Pinto was seized by two masked gunmen at her home in the capital Caracas, her father Luis said. He asked the kidnappers to "see sense" and release his daughter.
  • Caracas chaos: Venezuelan general on the run (Communist Created Chaos)

    04/05/2014 11:47:59 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 05 Apr 2014 | Philip Sherwell
    Antonio Rivero, a former general who went into hiding in February to avoid arrest for his role in the protests that have rocked the government of President Nicolas Maduro. Moving into Spanish, he apologised for the subterfuge involved in our rendezvous. “These are bad times for our country and we are having to take extraordinary measures,” he said in his first interview since going underground. >snip The general is now a prominent figure in the opposition Popular Will party.
  • Gun advocates credit new concealed carry laws for sharp drop in Chicago murder rate

    04/05/2014 10:51:22 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 5, 2014 | Phillip Swarts
    Chicago police are reporting that the murder rate for the first quarter of the year is the lowest it’s been in more than 50 years, which gun advocates are attributing to a concealed carry law passed in Illinois last year. The first three months of 2014 have seen the fewest number of homicides since 1958 — six fewer than this time in 2013, and 55 fewer than this time in 2012, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. Gun-rights advocates argue that concealed carry laws can reduce crime and keep the population safer. The state began accepting applications for permits in January.
  • Fake CIA agent helped craft sweeping environmental rules while at EPA

    03/20/2014 5:17:02 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | Jim McElhatton
    A former high-ranking EPA staffer convicted of stealing nearly $900,000 by pretending to be a CIA spy had virtually no experience, got his job with help from a college buddy, and went on to play a key role in sweeping environmental regulations, according to a report Senate Republicans released Wednesday. Those regulations remain in place despite John C. Beale’s lack of environmental expertise, Republican investigators said, adding that they want the Environmental Protection Agency to review the work in which Beale was involved during his 24-year tenure. The report said Beale led an “itinerant life” as a police officer and...
  • 'Most transparent' White House ever rewrote the FOIA to suppress politically sensitive docs

    03/19/2014 8:48:45 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    The Examiner ^ | MARCH 18, 2014 AT 8:45 AM | Mark Tapscott
    It's Sunshine Week, so perhaps some enterprising White House reporter will ask press secretary Jay Carney why President Obama rewrote the Freedom of Information Act without telling the rest of America. The rewrite came in an April 15, 2009, memo from then-White House Counsel Greg Craig instructing the executive branch to let White House officials review any documents sought by FOIA requestors that involved "White House equities." That phrase is nowhere to be found in the FOIA, yet the Obama White House effectively amended the law to create a new exception to justify keeping public documents locked away from the...
  • Support Denied Obama administration rejects urgent appeal from Egypt to deliver Apache attack

    03/12/2014 7:51:48 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 12, 2014 4:59 am | Bill Gertz
    The Obama administration has turned down an urgent appeal from Egypt’s government for the delivery of U.S. Apache attack helicopters needed for counterterrorism operations in the Sinai Peninsula. U.S. officials and a Western diplomat said the 10 AH-64 attack helicopters had been blocked from delivery in October in response to the administration’s opposition to the military ouster of Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammad Morsi last year. The U.S. Embassy in Cairo within the past several weeks relayed the Egyptian government’s appeal to send the new Apaches in a cable to the State Department. According to U.S. officials, the Egyptians said the...
  • Marxist Theory and Communist Reality Come Face to Face in Ukraine

    03/12/2014 8:33:18 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    Political QRM ^ | March 2, 2014 | Ann Marie
    A Marxist theorist and Communist realist are head to head in the battle for the once Soviet controlled Ukraine. When this is over, one leader will triumph, another skulk away. The differences between Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama and their ability to lead will be more blatantly obvious as this crisis wears on.With Russian troops reportedly in Crimea, Obama has once again and laughingly taken the step of drawing another red line with a warning. As he was with Syria, he’s full of bluster, but no substance. Against Putin, he is a poor adversary; he agrees with Putin theoretically, but...
  • Perry: ‘Time for a Little Rebellion’

    03/08/2014 2:06:58 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | March 7, 2014 9:31 AM | Andrew Johnson
    (Texas governor Rick Perry at CPAC) Perry took jabs at targets including New York, California, and the Department of Education, noting that common-sense governance has been absent not only from blue states but from Washington, D.C. “It’s time for a little rebellion on the battlefield of ideas,” the Texas governor said, paraphrasing Thomas Jefferson. “We don’t have to accept recent history — we just need to change the presidency,” Perry continued. “We must elect the right kind of leaders to represent us to Washington.”
  • Mass. man arrested after recording officer in street

    03/08/2014 10:39:39 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 58 replies
    WPRI TV ^ | March 6, 2014, 6:52 pm | Tim White
    FALL RIVER, MASS. (WPRI) – A Fall River man has been charged with violating the Massachusetts wiretapping statute for recording a police officer talking on his cell phone and cursing while working a street detail. George Thompson, 51, of Fall River, faces one count each of unlawful wiretap and resisting arrest stemming from the Jan. 6 incident.
  • Putin's Real Great Game: Energy Imperialism (Ukraine)

    03/07/2014 6:50:02 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Mar 2014, 4:18 AM PDT | Peter Glover
    Know your enemy is a great axiom of war - and politics. Whatever we may think of Putin's despotic rule, it is hard not to admire his ability to continually run strategic rings around Western leaders. As the West's leaders meet to consider how best to 'influence' Russia to leave the Ukraine, they are resigned to considering economic sanctions as the only real option available. They are wrong. Further, their view is predicated on the belief that Putin genuinely believes in the need to reinstate Ukraine's pro-Russian democratically elected president and protecting the indigenous Russian population. Hence, the public explanation...
  • Conservative firebrand Ted Cruz launches political convention with crowd-pleasing demand(X IRS)

    03/06/2014 12:16:44 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    Mail Online ^ | updated: 14:16 EST, 6 March 2014 | David Martosko
    Ted Cruz, the rock-ribbed conservative Texas senator who figures to be a factor in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, told thousands of conservatives Thursday morning that the IRS should go the way of the dodo. 'We need to abolish the IRS,' he said, calling instead for a flat income tax rate and a user-friendly tax return that can be filed on a postcard. That verbal gauntlet, thrown as much at a near-century of tax collection as at the Obama administration, was Cruz's biggest applause line.
  • Top 10 Kremlin myths & lies used to justify Russian invasion of Ukraine’s Crimea

    03/06/2014 5:11:38 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 42 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | March 5, 2014, 4:04 p.m. | Brian Bonner, Ivan Verstyuk
    <p>The Soviet Kremlin was skilled at dishonesty – from Vladimir Lenin’s “a lie told often enough becomes the truth” to Josef Stalin’s denial of Ukraine’s forced famine that killed millions and Mikhail Gorbachev’s stonewalling about the Chornobyl nuclear power plant disaster in 1986.</p>
  • The face of the revolution in Venezuela?

    03/01/2014 9:02:03 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    Tavern Keepers ^ | February 21, 2014 | John
    Genesis Camona was a 22-year-old college student who participated in the protests. She was also a beauty queen, having won the title of Miss Tourism in her home state of Carabobo. According to her uncle, she and her mother were peaceful protestors wanting an end to the 15 years of socialism that have plagued the nation. He stated: ‘There’s no food, no milk, no baby food … It is horrible what is happening in this country,’ Gil said. ‘That’s why she was out at the protest.’ During the demonstrations, she was gunned down by members of armed militias known as...
  • Ukraine pleads for U.S., U.K. help after Russian 'invasion'

    02/28/2014 5:13:20 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 120 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Last updated Friday, Feb. 28 2014, 7:53 AM EST | Mark MacKinnon
    The new Ukrainian government says it has been invaded by Russia, and has appealed for the United States and United Kingdom to protect it, as they guaranteed under a 1994 agreement. The move came after pro-Russian gunmen seized both main airports on the Crimean Peninsula early Friday, a day after other militiamen took control of the regional parliament building. With gunmen in the building and the Russian flag flying from the roof, deputies appointed a new government and passed a motion Thursday calling for a referendum on the future as part of Ukraine.
  • Unrest in Venezuela Spawns a Folk Hero

    02/27/2014 7:14:28 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 26, 2014 10:42 p.m. ET | David Luhnow and Ezequiel Minaya
    CARACAS, Venezuela—A gun-toting retired Venezuelan general has become a folk hero to the country's opposition and galvanized a protest movement by defying the government of President Nicolás Maduro, engaging in a Rambo-like standoff with security forces sent by the president to arrest him. Angel Vivas has been holed up in his home in a hilly Caracas suburb since last weekend, when Mr. Maduro, on live television, ordered his arrest for having backed student protests that have convulsed this oil-rich nation. When black-clad officers from military intelligence went to the retired Army general's house Sunday morning, he emerged wearing a flak...
  • This Is the App That’s Fueling the Uprising in Venezuela

    02/24/2014 9:30:27 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 28 replies
    Defence One ^ | 9:31 AM ET 2-24-14 | Patrick Tucker
    Entrepreneur Bill Moore was in his Austin, Texas, office last Thursday, watching explosive growth for his company’s walkie-talkie app, Zello, inside Venezuela. Zello had become the favorite app of protest organizers there after recently hitting the mark as the most popular app in Ukraine. Over the past few days in Venezuela, the protests ballooned following rapidly rising food prices, controversy over President Nicolas Maduro’s economic policies, public dissatisfaction over crime and multiple other factors. Moore was finding that in Venezuela that popularity had a price. Shortly after 9 p.m., his Twitter feed blew up with messages from users inside the...
  • US senator: US supports Egypt in its war against terrorism (Cairo, Egypt)

    02/21/2014 2:05:05 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Egyptian State Information Service ^ | Friday, 21 February 2014 - 11:49 PM Cairo | None stated
    US Senator Tim Kaine, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee, said he expects the coming presidential elections in Egypt to be impartial. During a meeting with a number of journalists at a Cairo hotel Thursday, Kaine denied that the US let down Egypt in its war against terrorism, highlighting that the relations between the two countries are strong and that Washington will support Egypt in the coming period. Responding to a question on the US stance regarding the candidature of Defense Minister Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi in the presidential polls, Kaine said that there is no problem at all...
  • Plan To Split California Into Six States Gets OK To Gather Signatures

    02/20/2014 10:57:21 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 86 replies
    CBS Local (San Francisco) ^ | February 19, 2014 10:23 AM | Secretary of State Debra Bowen
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) – Supporters of a plan to divide California into six sates can begin collecting signatures to get the proposal on the ballot. Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced that the proposed ballot initiative – known as Six Californias – could move forward Tuesday. Under the plan, from venture capitalist Tim Draper, most of the Bay Area would be considered “Silicon Valley.” Napa, Sonoma and Marin Counties would become part of “North California.”
  • Venezuela Expels Three US Diplomats As Deadly Anti-Government Protests Spread Throughout The Country

    02/20/2014 8:06:35 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    Elite Daily ^ | Feb 17, 2014 | Aaron Kaufman
    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced Sunday that his government has expelled three US consulate officials accused of meeting with students involved in anti-government protests that have raged throughout Venezuela for nearly two weeks.In an address on Venezuela state television, Maduro accused the consulate workers and the United States government of conspiring with opposition forces to incite turmoil across the country. “We are determined to defend our country,” said Maduro. US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed concern over Venezuela’s handling of the protests, resulting in at least three deaths, more than 40 injuries and numerous arrests and detentions. “We are...
  • This Video Perfectly Breaks Down Exactly What’s Going On In Venezuela

    02/20/2014 7:57:09 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    Elite Daily ^ | Feb 17, 2014 | Sean Levinson
    Mass protests have been taking place in Venezuela over the past few days to rally against the country’s government, an ignorant regime that has deprived its people of means to survive and allowed escalating criminal acts to go unpunished.Yet even more frightening than the reasons behind these demonstrations is the lack of coverage from a great deal of the Latin American media, which has been making a conscious effort to keep the unrest a secret.This video from YouTube user Andreina Nash explains why thousands of adults, children and students have taken to the streets, as well as what you can...
  • Only under Holder

    02/19/2014 7:14:10 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | February 18, 2014 4:30 PM | Robert Delahunty & John Yoo
    A suspected pirate, freed after a civilian trial, is seeking asylum here. Chalk up yet one more legal fiasco to Attorney General Eric Holder. Apart from failing to enforce Obamacare, immigration, and the drug laws, the administration continues to endanger national security with its catch-and-release approach to terrorists. In a preview of the consequences of its plans to close Guantanamo Bay, the Obama Justice department (DOJ) is starting to apprehend terrorists abroad and free them at home.
  • Obamacare-Colluders Anonymous: Stop the cycle of addiction to the lifeblood of the American patient

    02/18/2014 1:31:15 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Kris Held, MD ^ | February 17, 2014 | Kris Held, MD
    Americans must understand that our federal government has chosen to collude with insurance companies, hospitals and drug companies to take total control of our healthcare system and one sixth of the US economy rather than collaborate with patients and physicians to achieve good healthcare reform that benefits each individual patient. This unholy alliance is facilitated by lobbyists bearing gifts of money and power. Individual patients and physicians are by comparison penniless and powerless. We are nothing more than pawns in a game which we can play no more. This is the ultimate game of life, and the only way not...
  • Lefty Meltdown Leads Latin Revival

    02/18/2014 11:27:49 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    American Interest ^ | February 17, 2014 3:51 pm | Analysis by Walter Russell Mead & Staff
    Are we about to witness a big power shift in Latin America?Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina are languishing in differing shades of turmoil, steadily losing ground to regional underdogs. The Pacific Alliance, an historic trade agreement between Mexico, Peru, Chile, and Colombia (and coming soon: Costa Rica), has the potential to recolor Latin America’s economic map and introduce some new regional powerhouses to the world stage. As The Atlantic points out, not all the credit goes to the underdogs: One reason the Pacific Alliance may succeed is the increasingly urgent need to transcend the chronic failure to link Latin America’s economies.The...
  • Judge Napolitano: Impeachment the only way to stop Obama's executive actions

    02/18/2014 9:40:12 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 85 replies
    The Examiner ^ | February 14, 2014 | Joe Newby
    While speaking with Fox News' Neil Cavuto, Judge Andrew Napolitano said impeachment is the only way to stop President Obama from ruling by executive fiat, Newsmax reported Thursday. "The president is doing the opposite of what he was elected to do," he said. "At some point he is totally frustrating what Congress has written." He also told Cavuto that when Obama takes unilateral action, picking and choosing what laws -- or portions of laws -- to enforce, he is actually telling people how to avoid the law. The president has unilaterally delayed portions of Obamacare without going through Congress, and...
  • Venezuela Demonstrations Reach Boiling Point

    02/17/2014 1:55:28 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    Sky News ^ | 17 February 2014 | Tim Marshall
    The anti-Government demonstrations in Venezuela may be approaching boiling point with a showdown set for Tuesday in the capital Caracas. Three US diplomats have been expelled and an arrest warrant issued for opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez. The demonstrations have grown in intensity over the past two weeks. They are partially a response to an economic crisis in an oil-rich country. Inflation is the highest in Latin America. Crime has soared, there are power blackouts, the black market is flourishing and food staples are sometimes difficult to find. The Socialist Government blames shortages on saboteurs and sees the hand of the...
  • Iran Hangs Well-Loved Human Rights Activist, Poet

    02/17/2014 12:46:59 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 36 replies
    The Clarion Project ^ | February 17, 2014 | none stated
    Iran has executed human rights activist Hashem Shaabani, a 32- year-old Arab-Iranian, for “waging war on God.” Other charges included sowing corruption on earth, propaganda against the Islamic Republic and acting against national security, according to a 2012 sentence handed down by the Ahvaz Islamic Revolutionary Court. A well-known and loved poet in Iran, Shabaani was originally arrested in 2011 and “confessed” the crime of terrorism on Iranian state-controlled Press TV after being subjected to months of torture and interrogation. However, in a letter that was published by Ahwaz News Agency in 2013, Shaabani said he had “never participated in...
  • Protests in Venezuela May Shake Balance of Power

    02/17/2014 10:31:43 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    Fusion ^ | Updated 02/17/2014, 11:17AM | Mariana Atencio
    Young Venezuelans have been rallying for two weeks, despite a security crackdown, a local media blackout, and attempts by the government to censor the web and the airwaves. President Nicolás Maduro remains in control, but without Hugo Chavez’s as the unifying behind "Chavismo," there is a chance the unrest may shake the balance of power in Caracas. Wondering why Venezuelans are protesting in the first place? Watch our video:
  • US envoy in Sudan forced to resign after accepting Islam (should this surprise us?)

    02/12/2014 5:17:00 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    World Bulletin ^ | 06 February 2014 | World Bulletin / News Desk
    The US charge d’affaires in Khartoum, Joseph D Stafford, resigned from his post after he converted to Islam, Sudanese local media sources said. Stafford told the foreign ministry that his resignation was made for "personal reasons" but Sudanese sources claimed that the envoy was forced to resign after he turned to Islam. Sources said that Stafford has recorded visits to the headquarters of Ansar al-Sunnah in Sudan and established a close relationship with a number of Sudanese clerics through these visits. The U.S. State Department has not made any statement to confirm or deny the news on Joseph Stafford. After...
  • New Cover Oregon allegations: 'If it's true, someone's going to prison'

    02/12/2014 5:04:30 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    KATU ^ | Dusty Lane
    PORTLAND, Ore. – You already know the process that led to the failed rollout of the Cover Oregon website was bad. But was it criminally bad? Former Republican state Rep. Patrick Sheehan told the KATU Investigators he went to the FBI in December 2012 with allegations that Cover Oregon project managers initiated the design of dummy web pages to convince the federal government the project was further along than it actually was. If Sheehan’s allegations are true, those managers could face time in jail for fraud.
  • Egypt: U.S. Embassy official in contact with Muslim Brotherhood arrested

    02/12/2014 4:05:59 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Feb 11, 2014 at 10:23pm | Robert Spencer
    Barack Obama has been an indefatigable and unstinting supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, as well as of its proxies in the U.S. Thus it is not surprising that U.S. Embassy employees in Cairo would be Brotherhood allies as well. Obama was the target of vociferous criticism during the anti-Brotherhood demonstrations last summer for his uncritical support of the Brotherhood. “US Embassy confirms one of its local employees detained,” by Rabab Fathy for Youm7 via the Cairo Post, February 11 (thanks to Joyce): -more detail at source
  • Smoking gun in IRS political targeting

    02/11/2014 3:07:25 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 32 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2-10-14 (PM) | Aaron Klein
    WASHINGTON – Though President Obama insists the Internal Revenue Service is not guilty of political targeting of nonprofits, WND has learned the agency contracts with an avowedly “progressive” organization supported by George Soros to process data filed by smaller tax-exempt groups. The federal agency process sends details contained in the annual filings for organizations with $50,000 in annual receipts or less to the Urban Institute, which is funded at least partly by government payments as well as contributions from far-left activist George Soros. The IRS page directs groups to file with the Urban Institute, although apparently other providers also can...