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  • Issa Threatens to Subpoena Obamacare Website Documents

    10/26/2013 11:46:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 10/25/13 | Emily Pierce
    House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa has teamed up with Sen. Lamar Alexander to demand that the Obama administration turn over documents related to the deeply troubled HealthCare.gov. In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Issa and Alexander warn that if documents related to the health insurance exchange website are not turned over to both chambers by Oct. 28, the House may move to subpoena them. If you do not comply with the Committees requests by 5:00 pm on October 28, 2013, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will be forced to consider...
  • Navy SEALs abort mission to capture al-Shabab leader in Somalia

    10/06/2013 7:08:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 6, 2013
    In a stealthy seaside assault in Somalia, U.S. special forces on Saturday struck out against Islamic extremists who have carried out terrorist attacks in East Africa, before eventually aborting the mission to capture a leading terrorist suspect linked to last month's Nairobi shopping mall attack after a fierce firefight. A U.S. Navy SEAL team swam ashore near a town in southern Somalia before militants of the al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group al-Shabab rose for dawn prayers. The raid on a house in the town of Barawe targeted a specific al-Qaeda suspect related to the mall attack, but the operation did not get...
  • McCain, Graham blast Syrian chemical weapons deal

    09/14/2013 6:44:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 9/14/2013 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    Two Republican senators who are among President Barack Obama's sharpest foreign policy critics on Saturday blasted a Syrian chemical weapons agreement as "an act of provocative weakness" by America that will embolden enemies such as Iran as it continues its push for a nuclear weapon. The House Democratic leader said the deal, under which Syria will be expected to put its stockpile of chemical weapons under international control before they ultimately are destroyed, represented "significant progress" in efforts by the U.S. to prevent the use of weapons of mass destruction. "What concerns us most is that our friends and enemies...
  • Syria crisis: US 'to drop military threat'

    09/14/2013 2:18:41 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 30 replies
    BBC ^ | 14 Sep 13 | BBC
    The US will drop its insistence that a UN resolution on Syria must be backed by military force, officials say, after strong objections from Russia. US and Russian diplomats say the two sides are edging closer to a deal on Syria's chemical arsenal, as talks in Geneva enter a third day. They are thrashing out the technical details of the disarmament process.
  • An Unthinkable 9/11: War in Support of al Qaeda

    09/14/2013 9:05:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 101 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2013 | Diana West
    Back in 2004, when a NYFD chief reminded the 9/11 Commission that it was never in "anyone's consciousness" that the Twin Towers would fall, he underscored a terrible truth. After 9/11, we entered the Age of the Unthinkable. Seared into our collective consciousness is that the Twin Towers could and did fall. So could the U.S. Capitol, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Superdome. Our children know that which we as children never before imagined -- passenger planes may become guided missiles, and skyscrapers may turn into smoking, twisted rubble. This age of Islamic jihad against the West has indeed...
  • U.S. Wont Insist U.N. Resolution Threaten Force on Syria, Officials Say

    09/13/2013 2:58:28 PM PDT · by sunmars · 53 replies
    WASHINGTON President Obama will not insist on a United Nations resolution threatening to use force to ensure that Syria lives up to its commitment to turn over chemical weapons, but will seek other tangible consequences for Syria if it does not comply, senior administration officials said Friday. Although Mr. Obama reserves the right to order a punitive military strike on his own without United Nations backing if Syria reneges, the officials said he understood that Russia, because of its veto power in the Security Council, would never allow a resolution that authorized such a use of force. France, which...
  • On eve of Benghazi anniversary, Libya stiffs US on arrests

    09/10/2013 9:26:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/10/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    With all of the attention focused on Barack Obama’s plans to use military strikes to hasten regime change in a country with al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist networks operating on a large scale, let’s not forget the last time this strategy was put in place. A year ago tomorrow, terrorists sacked our consulate in Benghazi and killed four Americans, including our Ambassador to Libya. Despite claims that the Obama administration would seek out the culprits, the New York Times reports that the successor government in Libya has refused to cooperate with the US on making arrests: A year after the attacks in Benghazi...
  • U.S. Admits No Imminent Threat from Syria, No Clear Evidence Assad Ordered Chemical Weapons Attack

    09/09/2013 4:38:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | September 9, 2013
    Obama is going on a whirlwind media blitz this week in an attempt to sell a very skeptical public on war with Syria. Yet the Washington Post notes: Obamas top aide says the administration lacks irrefutable, beyond-a-reasonable-doubt evidence that skeptical Americans, including lawmakers who will start voting on military action this week, are seeking. Indeed, those who have seen the evidence say that it is incredibly weak. German intelligence also says that Assad didnt order the attacks. Moreover, President Obama correctly noted in 2007: The President does not have the power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack...
  • Twitter Reports Ariel Castro Dead

    09/03/2013 9:17:40 PM PDT · by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better · 55 replies
    Twitter is buzzing with this rumor, hung himself in cell, I can't find any media reports yet.
  • Hagel: Forces Ready to Strike Syria If Ordered

    08/27/2013 7:19:53 AM PDT · by lotr01 · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/27/2013 | ROBERT BURNS
    The U.S. Navy has four destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean Sea positioned within range of targets inside Syria, as well as U.S. warplanes in the region, Hagel said in an interview with BBC television. Hagel also predicted that U.S. intelligence agencies would soon conclude that last week's deadly attack on civilians in a Damascus suburb was a chemical attack by Bashar Assad's government. Here we go again.
  • FOX NEWS: U.S. Warships on the Move, Kerry To Speak at 2:00PM

    08/26/2013 10:05:20 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 82 replies
    Fox News Channel | 08-26-13 | TCRLAF
    Per Fox News, just now.
  • Al-Qaida Plot Distraction Is Too Well-Timed For Obama

    08/06/2013 4:04:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 8/6/13 | Editorial
    War On Terror: The way the White House has hyped a supposedly imminent al-Qaida plot, only one thing has to happen for President Obama to come off as a hero: nothing. It smells fishy. Its not at the level of Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman cinematically fabricating a war with Albania to get the publics mind off a presidential sex scandal, as in David Mamets 1997 black comedy "Wag the Dog," but the indefinite shutdown of 20 U.S. embassies in the Mideast and Africa after the announcement of a for-sure, impending terrorist mega-attack looks suspiciously gift-wrapped and well-timed
  • Syria: US chemicalweapons charges 'full of lies' [Evil Regime Disputes Change-the-subject Obama]

    06/14/2013 6:49:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6/14/13 | BASSEM MROUE
    The Syrian government on Friday dismissed U.S. charges that it used chemical weapons as "full of lies," accusing President Barack Obama of resorting to fabrications to justify his decision to arm Syrian rebels. The commander of the main rebel umbrella group welcomed the U.S. move. The U.S. decision to begin arming the rebels, though details have not been completed, marks a deepening of U.S. involvement in Syria's two-year civil war. It comes as President Bashar Assad's forces have been scoring victories, driving rebels out of a key town near the Lebanese border and launching offensives in the center and north,...
  • AP source: Tom Donilon resigns as Obama national security adviser, Susan Rice to take over

    06/05/2013 4:25:12 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 134 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 5, 2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON A White House official says Tom Donilon is resigning as President Barack Obamas national security adviser and will be replaced by Susan Rice. Rice is currently the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. She has been harshly criticized by Republicans for her initial accounting of the attacks on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, which later proved to be incorrect.
  • Breaking: Obama's national security adviser to resign, Rice to step in

    06/05/2013 4:22:44 AM PDT · by SueRae · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/5/2013 | CNN
    (CNN) Susan Rice, United States ambassador to the United Nations, will replace Tom Donilon as President Barack Obama's national security adviser, a senior administration official said Wednesday.
  • FBI Releases Photos From Alabama Hostage Bunker [Local Media Ignores Obama Scandals for OLD story]

    06/03/2013 5:59:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Fox 2 ^ | 6/3/13
    The FBI has released pictures of an underground bunker in Alabama. The bunker was the site of a deadly child hostage situation earlier this year. Alina Machado took a look at the photos and has more on what they reveal. This is an inside look at the underground bunker where Jimmy Lee Dykes held a 5-year-old boy hostage for 6 days. Just released photos show Alabama and federal investigators processing the scene.
  • Brain, Interrupted

    05/11/2013 2:29:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    finance.yahoo ^ | Tue, May 7, 2013 6:17 PM EDT | By Bob Sullivan and Hugh Thompson
    ... Does the mere possibility that a phone call or e-mail will soon arrive drain your brain power? And does distraction matter do interruptions make us dumber? Quite a bit, according to new research by Carnegie Mellon Universitys Human-Computer Interaction Lab. Theres a lot of debate among brain researchers about the impact of gadgets on our brains. Most discussion has focused on the deleterious effect of multitasking. Early results show what most of us know implicitly: if you do two things at once, both efforts suffer. In fact, multitasking is a misnomer. In most situations, the person juggling e-mail,...
  • Call Your Texas Senator Ahead of 8 May Vote on Smart Meter bill

    05/06/2013 8:47:17 PM PDT · by Windflier · 54 replies
    email ^ | 6 May 2013 | A Texas Patriot
    Just got this in email tonight, and thought I'd pass it on to my fellow Texans. There's an important vote coming up on Wednesday, 8 May in the Texas Senate regarding smart meters. This is a call to contact your state Senator regarding this important vote. The email: To my Friends in Texas Im going to just ask you to trust me! Most of you on this list know that Im not into radical stuff and many know that although I have passed along a little info opposing Smart Meters in the past, it has definitely not been...
  • Ben Stein: Guns not the problem

    01/12/2013 6:23:30 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 9 January 2013 | Bobby Cervantes
    Economist and humorist Ben Stein placed the responsibility of gun violence on Monday squarely on a media culture that shows guns resolving problems. I dont really think, with all due respect, that guns are the problem. Im sure Im going to get a lot of hate mail for saying this, he said. It has to do, in my humble opinion, with how much people are brainwashed by Hollywood into thinking that the solution to all their problems is a gun. He continued, slamming violent video games: After a while, I think, the distraction between the imaginary and real is blurred...
  • Why The Media Is So Eager To Cover 's Terrible Love Life...

    11/14/2012 10:46:33 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-14-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Scandal Probe Ensnares Commander of U.S., NATO Troops in Afghanistan

    11/12/2012 10:28:02 PM PST · by kristinn · 242 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | Craig Whitlock
    ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT The FBI probe into the sex scandal that led to the resignation of CIA director David Petraeus has expanded to ensnare Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced early Tuesday. According to a senior U.S. defense official, the FBI has uncovered between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of potentially inappropriate emails between Allen and Jill Kelley, a 37-year-old Tampa woman whose close friendship with Petraeus ultimately led to his downfall. Allen, a Marine, succeeded Petraeus as the top allied commander in Afghanistan in July 2011. The...
  • Romney's taxes: Who cares?

    09/25/2012 6:12:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    Did anyone think the release of Mitt Romney's tax returns would satisfy Democrats and make them focus on the real issues in this campaign, including President Obama's failed domestic and foreign policy record and approaching massive tax increases? If so, please call me for a great deal on Arizona swampland. The Obama campaign's deputy manager, Stephanie Cutter, accused Romney of taking advantage of lower tax rates for capital gains available only to "those at the top." Is Cutter saying Romney is wrong to obey tax law? The tax code is a mess. It, not Romney, should be the object of...
  • Romney's "RNC Power Grab": What Really Happened

    08/31/2012 9:46:46 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 81 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | August 29, 2012 | Dean Clancy
    Determined to neuter the grassroots and head off future insurgencies like those of Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan, and Ron Paul, Republican party bosses have pulled off an audacious coup, high-handedly turning the GOP into a much more top-down, centralized party. Boehner with gavel Yesterday, the Republican National Committee in Tampa adopted some rules changes that shift power from the state parties and the grassroots to the RNC and the GOP presidential nominee. Former Governor John Sununu of New Hampshire touted the new rules as providing a strong governing framework for the party over the next four years. But in fact...
  • Drudge - SOURCES: Biden at GOP convention

    08/21/2012 8:49:38 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 157 replies
    Drudge ^ | August 21, 2012
    SOURCES: Biden at GOP convention; Secret Service in Tampa say they are Biden advance -- he's coming Monday or Tuesday... Developing ...
  • To the President of Anna Maria College: Not all distractions are unholy

    05/07/2012 11:40:15 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 3 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | May 7, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    By now you've probably heard of how Bishop Robert McManus of the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, asked Anna Maria College to rescind its invitation to atheistic humanist Victoria Kennedy to speak at its 2012 Commencement. Now the Catholic Free Press is reporting that Sister Yvette Bellerose, chairwoman of the Board of Trustees, and Jack P. Calareso, president of Anna Maria College, have asked Bishop McManus not to attend the Commencement either. It has been asserted that the Bishop would be a distraction. What of it? No doubt Victoria Kennedy would have been a distraction for students who actually accept the...
  • Kentucky Basketball Team to Visit White House [Don't Worry About Unemployment Numbers]

    05/04/2012 3:52:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    WFPL ^ | 5/1/12 | Kenny Colston
    The University of Kentuckys mens basketball team is heading to Washington D.C. to meet President Barack Obama this Friday...
  • Rosen V. Romney is an orchestrated DISTRACTION

    04/13/2012 8:15:34 PM PDT · by publius321 · 10 replies
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | April 13, 2012 | Scott Ryan
    Rosen V. Romney is an orchestrated DISTRACTION Bill OReilly & Charles Krauthammer were discussing the Buffet Rule which most everyone knows is the premise for Obamas tax raising campaign on the wealthy. Republicans know that he is using this admittedly useless endeavor to foment class warfare. Krauthammer did a capable job explaining how 250 years worth of this additional tax would only amount to about one year of the current deficit spending. He explained that this is pure demagoguery (as we all know) and he added that demagoguery works. I will add that the reason why these trivial distractions work...
  • Million Hoodie March in New York Rallies Support for Trayvon Martin [Community Diversion]

    03/22/2012 4:32:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Time ^ | Jared Miller
    Hundreds marched through the streets of New York City on Wednesday night in memory of and to protest the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, in what organizers called the Million Hoodie March. The march began in Manhattans Union Square, where a rally in support of Martin had taken place. Martins father Tracy Martin and mother Sybrina Fulton, in New York for interviews with major media outlets, made an appearance at the rally to thank the crowd for its enthusiasm. My heart is in pain, Fulton said, according to the AP.
  • Sluts Unite against conservative talker Rush Limbaugh (Movement to embrace your inner slut)

    03/11/2012 7:34:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/11/2012 | Caroline May
    Forget slut-shamming. Sir Richard’s Condoms and the ad agency TDA_Boulder are using the Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke flap to encourage the Georgetown law student’s supporters to embrace their inner and outer slut.The effort to mock Limbaugh includes a “Sluts Unite” website and social media campaign, which urge supporters to change their social media avatars to one of their 24 slogan-logos. Popular picks include “In Sluts We Trust,” “Proud Father of a Slut,” “You Can Call Me Slut,” “I Believe In Slut,” and “Pro-Slut.”Naturally, the Boulder, Colo. companies have topped off the campaign with an oath for unified sluts:I believe that sex...
  • Romney doesn't rule out Santorum as veep

    02/15/2012 8:01:07 PM PST · by Fred · 77 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 021512 | Byron York
    Mitt Romney, whose campaign is preparing a multi-million dollar wave of negative advertising to persuade voters that Rick Santorum should not be president, says he is open to the possibility of choosing Santorum to be his running mate should Romney win the Republican nomination. Romney appeared on Fox News Wednesday morning and was asked, "You and Rick Santorum, we haven't seen you go head-to-head yetIn the big picture, could you see a scenario where you two team up?" "Oh, I think it's always possible to have people come together in our party, whether it's Rick and I, or others in...
  • Romney Races to Defend Michigan [Panic Time For Romney: Should Newt Endorse Santorum?]

    02/14/2012 6:05:48 PM PST · by Steelfish · 52 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | February 14, 2012 | JOSEPH B. WHITE AND NEIL KING JR.
    FEBRUARY 15, 2012 Romney Races to Defend Michigan State Up for Grabs as Santorum Surges BY JOSEPH B. WHITE AND NEIL KING JR. [Subscriber Content Preview] DETROITAmid signs Rick Santorum could win an upset victory in Michigan, Mitt Romney escalated his campaign to win the state's Republican primary by taking on the powerful auto union and reigniting the debate over the federal bailouts of two Detroit auto makers. Mr. Romney, writing in a Detroit News editorial-page column Tuesday, attacked as "crony capitalism on a grand scale" the Obama administration's $81 billion auto-industry bailout nearly three years ago. The salvo comes...
  • Time for Newt to Do the Honorable Thing [First NRO, now American Spectator Calls Him To Withdraw]

    02/14/2012 6:00:37 PM PST · by Steelfish · 58 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 14, 2012 | DAVID CATRON
    Time for Newt to Do the Honorable Thing By DAVID CATRON on 2.14.12 Gingrich can perform one last service for the GOP, drop out and endorse Santorum. About a week after his surprising victory in the South Carolina primary, Newt Gingrich did an interview with ABC News, most of which he devoted to complaints about the tactics Mitt Romney was using against him in Florida: "We have not been as effective in telling the truth as he has been in running ads which have had to be pulled because they were so inaccurate." His most notable remark, however, was a...
  • Gingrich's Main Backer Plays Two Angles (Report: Adelson after Rick)

    02/14/2012 5:07:46 PM PST · by VinL · 141 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2-14-12 | Mundy
    Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, by far the biggest financial backer of Newt Gingrich's presidential bid, is preparing to open his wallet again. But this time, the casino magnate appears to have more than one agenda. In a bit of political chess, Mr. Adelson is ready to not only directly support the former House speaker in the Republican primary, but to use his cash to push Rick Santorum from his position atop the latest national polls, according to people to have discussed the matter with Mr. Adelson. Enlarge Image ADELSON ADELSON Las Vegas Review-Journal/Associated Press Sheldon Adelson, shown with his wife, Miriam,...
  • European Central Bank Research Shows that Government Spending Undermines Economic Performance

    12/13/2011 5:57:17 PM PST · by decimon · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 11, 2011 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Europe is in the midst of a fiscal crisis caused by too much government spending, yet many of the continents politicians want the European Central Bank to purchase the dodgy debt of reckless welfare states such as Spain, Italy, Greece, and Portugal in order to prop up these big government policies. So its especially noteworthy that economists at the European Central Bank have just produced a study showing that government spending is unambiguously harmful to economic performance. Here is a brief description of the key findings. we analyse a wide set of 108 countries composed of both developed and emerging...
  • China-geddon: A China crash will be scarier than Europe

    12/07/2011 11:52:05 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Firstpost ^ | 12/02/11 | Venky Vembu
    China-geddon: A China crash will be scarier than Europe Venky Vembu Dec 2, 2011 Say youre at a railway station, waiting for the slow train to eurogeddon. Youve been told that the eurozone is in deep trouble with all those piles of debt, that it will fall apart inevitably, dismembering the euro and inflicting pain and misery around the world. Months go by, and although theres a lot of shunting and hooting, and lots of frenetic activity, the eurogeddon train doesnt steam in. You begin to grow impatient, and wonder if the train is coming at all. And then in...
  • Irony: OWS Now in Top 1% in Income

    11/26/2011 11:34:34 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 6 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/26/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    One of the top complaints about wealth distributions holds that the vast majority of the people of the country are excluded from the vast majority of its wealth. Considering the "plight" of all of those 20-somethings at the various occupiers, one could be deluded into believing the truth of the 99% mantra. But what if that wasn't true? Considering there are many branches of the group, let's take a look at its main one, occupying near Wall Street, in New York. Seeing how the occupiers are using other people's food and bathrooms and some living in tents (with others still...
  • OPD Confused by Mayor Quan: Where is the Occupy Revolution Headed?

    11/01/2011 6:58:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    International Business Times ^ | November 1, 2011 | Antoinette Siu
    Forty two years ago, Oakland mayor-to-be Jean Quan was a U.C. Berkeley student-activist rallying for a movement dubbed the Third World Liberation Front of 1969. That movement would later give birth to the university's Ethnic Studies Department and influence universities across the country to integrate such a unique discipline. The department studies represent the history and experiences of marginalized people, especially people of color. Quan went on to become many things: union organizer, Oakland Board of Education member, Oakland City Council member, Chabot Space & Science Center board chair. As she tells on her own website jeanquan.org, in the beginning...
  • Obama Sends 100 US Troops to Uganda to Help Combat Lords Resistance Army

    10/14/2011 11:16:50 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 122 replies
    abcnews.go ^ | 10/14/11 | Jake Tapper
    Two days ago President Obama authorized the deployment to Uganda of approximately 100 combat-equipped U.S. forces to help regional forces remove from the battlefield meaning capture or kill Lords Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony and senior leaders of the LRA. The forces will ultimately go to Uganda, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with the permission of those countries. The president made this announcement in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Friday afternoon, saying that deploying these U.S. Armed Forces furthers U.S. national security interests and foreign policy and...
  • US: Irans Quds force involved in terror plot

    10/13/2011 1:34:27 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 10 replies
    IGM via Reuters ^ | 10/13/11 | IGM via Reuters
    The White House said on Wednesday that senior members of Iran's Quds force participated in the alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington, and that the United States would hold Tehran accountable. "It's clear that senior levels of Quds force were engaged in the plotting," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters, saying that Washington would respond by intensifying efforts to isolate Iran. The Quds Force (Persian: نیروی قدس, translit. Niru-ye Qods), (or Qods Force) is a special unit of Iran's Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution (Revolutionary Guard). It has been described as "tasked with...
  • New study shows how gamma-ray bursts could end life on Earth

    10/09/2011 8:28:11 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8 Oct 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    New research suggests the continuation of life on Earth depends on massive explosions on the other side of the galaxy. The explosions, gamma-ray bursts thought to occur when two stars collide, can release tons of high-energy gamma-ray radiation into space. Scientists believe they have already played a part in some the planet's extinctions. They say the blasts could be contributing to the depletion of the Earth's ozone layer. Brian Thomas, of Washburn University, in Topeka, Kansas, said: 'We find that a kind of gamma-ray burst a short gamma-ray burst is probably more significant than a longer gamma-ray burst....
  • UFO sightings reported in Missouri

    10/07/2011 7:40:03 PM PDT · by quantim · 34 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 7, 2011 at 11:44 AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- UFO experts in Missouri said strange lights were reported above Kansas City on three consecutive nights. Margie Kay, assistant state director for the Mutual UFO Network, said Kansas City residents reported bright lights and hovering craft in the sky above the city Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night, WDAF-TV, Kansas City, reported. "We do have other reports of very large craft hovering in different areas, and that's quite unusual because normal airplanes do not have that behavior. Helicopters do, but these are not described as helicopters," Kay said.
  • 60% Say Palin Run Would Hurt the GOP

    09/02/2011 12:33:40 PM PDT · by CA Conservative · 435 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 9/2/11 | Rasmussen
    A plurality (47%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe it is at least somewhat likely that Palin will enter the presidential race, but that includes only 13% who feel its Very Likely. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 35% think a Palin bid is unlikely, but just five percent (5%) say its Not At All Likely. Eighteen percent (18%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Only 18% of voters think it would be good for Republicans if Palin entered the race. Sixty percent (60%) say it would be bad for the party, while 11% predict...
  • The wreck files: Have scientists found a crashed flying saucer on the seabed?

    08/02/2011 3:18:51 PM PDT · by dila813 · 78 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Last updated at 7:38 AM on 2nd August 2011 | Daniel Bates
    A mysterious circle on a grainy scan, this is what scientists are claiming is finally evidence that Earth has been visited by aliens. Researchers have claimed the fuzzy outline is a flying saucer that ended up 300ft down on the ocean floor between Sweden and Finland. They were stunned when sonar scans taken while searching for a century-old wreck showed up the shape against the dirt.
  • As Ex-Aides Speak Out, Gingrich Continues Bid

    06/11/2011 8:04:51 AM PDT · by freespirited · 26 replies · 1+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 06/11/11 | Trip Gabriel
    Newt Gingrich vowed on Friday to campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination on his own terms, saying he would do whatever it takes to remain in the race despite the exodus a day earlier of nearly his entire senior staff. There is a fundamental strategic difference between the traditional consulting community and the kind of campaign I want to run, Mr. Gingrich said. Now well find out over the next year whos right. Even as some prominent Republicans, including Gov. Terry Branstad of Iowa, questioned his viability, Mr. Gingrich made plans to deliver a foreign policy speech in Los...
  • Aircraft Deployment in Russian Far East: A Sign of Looming Conflict?

    05/31/2011 8:57:42 PM PDT · by traumer · 8 replies
    It has been the contention of this writer since the 1980s that Russia and China are fundamental rivals, regardless of pragmatic alliances. The fraternal relations that supposedly existed between two nominally communist states beneath the facade of the Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship, Alliance and Mutual Assistance did not mitigate the centuries long animosity, and this erupted into a hot war during the 1960s with the Sino-Soviet border clashes.[1] Indeed, the Sino-Soviet friendship treaty, far from being a display of comradeship, relegated China to the status of a colony.[2] The manner by which China showed it did not intend to renew...
  • Clarice's Pieces: Another Memo from Leni Riefenstahl

    01/16/2011 2:33:00 AM PST · by Scanian · 14 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 16, 2011 | Clarice Feldman
    From: Leni Riefenstahl To: Barack Obama und Frau Obama Subject: Politische Kundgebung getarnt als eine Gedenkfeier (Political rally masquerading as a memorial service) It's been two years since I last wrote. Then it was about the Invesco Field Rally in Denver. Now it's about that rally in Tucson. If you don't mind a few harsh words from someone seasoned in such things, no matter that you tried hard, the tragic incident in Tucson was no Reichstag Fire, and while you made as much of it as you could, you need to hone your shtick a bit better in future. I...
  • Candidates for governor pledge not to distract drivers

    08/11/2010 8:49:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 1+ views
    WTOP ^ | August 11, 2010 | Kristi King
    BETHESDA, Md. - When candidates are vying for votes it can be hard to get them to agree on issues. But WTOP managed to get all the major candidates in the Maryland governor's race to make the same pledge: Not to distract drivers by waving campaign signs at them. This pledge comes after political volunteers created 10 miles of delays on Interstate 270 last week by waving signs from the Falls Road overpass. Some drivers were furious about the delays. Others believe roadside distractions of any kind are a hazard that can cause crashes. "We would never condone stopping traffic."...
  • Obama blames modern technology for making voters overly informed.

    05/10/2010 8:53:46 AM PDT · by conservativefunhouse · 40 replies · 1,016+ views
    Conservative Fun House ^ | 05/10/2010 | Damon Rexroad
    US President Barack Obama lamented Sunday that in the iPad and Xbox era, information had become a diversion that was imposing new strains on democracy...
  • Surprise Obama Afghan Visit: To Recover Centrifugal Force for Failing Administration (Japan)

    03/29/2010 7:13:52 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 28 replies · 1,081+ views
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  • Reconciliation Is a Deceptive Distraction from the True Intentions

    03/08/2010 9:31:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies · 97+ views
    Big Gobvernment ^ | 3/8/10 | SusanAnne Hiller
    Building on a previous post exposing that Harry Reid took the existing House-passed bill, H.R. 3590, entitled the Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act of 2009 and replaced the existing bill language, via an amendment, with the Senates version of the healthcare billcreating a new H.R. 3590the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Engrossed Amendment as Agreed to by Senate). I stand by my assertion that Reid took H.R. 3590knowing that all bills that raise revenue must originate in the House per the Constitutionas evidenced by the actual bill text dated December 24, 2009 seen here in a screen shot...