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  • Calls Grow in Caribbean Nation for Gay U.S. Ambassador's Removal (Dominican Republic)

    03/11/2016 9:06:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 11, 2016 | 4:50 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    A little over two years after Obama campaign bundler and LGBT advocate James “Wally” Brewster arrived in the Dominican Republic, accompanied by his spouse, Bob Satawake, to assume his duties as U.S. ambassador, calls are growing in the conservative country for his recall. Church leaders, politicians and education officials in the Caribbean island nation are clamoring for his removal, and a petition was lodged with the White House this week accusing him of promoting an “LGBT agenda inconsistent with the Christian cultural values and tradition of the Dominican Republic.” Brewster was not the first openly gay man appointed as a...
  • Activist USA Ambassador Pushes Aggressive LGBT Agenda in the Caribbean

    03/09/2016 2:46:57 PM PST · by marvel5 · 22 replies
    The Vineyard of the Saker ^ | March 6, 2016 | Martin Arauxo and Manuel Miranda
    Obama ambassadorial appointee and LGBT activist, James Wally Brewster has endeavored to promote alternative lifestyle values in the conservative Dominican Republic. Ever since Ambassador Brewster (who donated heavily to Barak Obama) arrived in the D.R. he has been pushing against the traditional values of the majority, by openly and steadily attempting to steer the nation into accepting ultra liberal North American culture. He took under his stewardship the various LGBT groups on the island nation and has now set up an exclusive LGBT chamber of commerce for them (in spanish). Using the tremendous resources of the State Department, USA ambassador...
  • US gvmt’s latest gay activist move in the Dominican Republic: an ‘LGBT Chamber of Commerce’

    03/01/2016 12:13:19 PM PST · by wagglebee · 15 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/1/16 | Gualberto Garcia Jones, J.D.
    SANTO DOMINGO, March 1, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Tomorrow, the Dominican Republic's LGBT Chamber of Commerce will be inaugurated at a luxury hotel in downtown Santo Domingo, and it is being pushed almost singlehandedly by the United States government and its taxpayers.  The following press announcement was sent to all major news outlets in the staunchly pro-family Caribbean nation by the United States Embassy. The Embassy of the United States of America, the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic (CCLGBTRD) and the United States Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce  (NGLCC), under the auspices of the United States Agency...
  • Ex-MLB player Navarro arrested in Japan for carrying bullet

    02/21/2016 7:17:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 21, 2016 7:44 PM EST
    Former Major League Baseball player Yamaico Navarro has been arrested in Japan for concealing a bullet in his luggage. [...] The 28-year-old Navarro told police the bullet was from his home in the Dominican Republic but that he was not aware it was in his bag. ...
  • Ancient flowering plant was beautiful -- but probably poisonous

    02/16/2016 9:19:40 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | Monday, February 15, 2016 | Oregon State University
    Researchers today announced in the journal Nature Plants the discovery of the first-ever fossil specimens of an "asterid" - a family of flowering plants that gave us everything from the potato to tomatoes, tobacco, petunias and our morning cup of coffee. But these two 20-30 million-year-old fossil flowers, found perfectly preserved in a piece of amber, came from the dark side of the asterid family - they belong to the genus Strychnos, which ultimately gave rise to some of the world's most famous poisons, including strychnine and curare. Poisons that would later find their way into blow-gun weapons, rat control,...
  • Lowell cops nab illegal immigrant accused of killing officer abroad

    01/19/2016 6:22:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Tuesday, January 19, 2016 | O’Ryan Johnson
    A 60-year-old illegal immigrant wanted for killing a police officer in the Dominican Republic is behind bars after Lowell cops took him in at gunpoint, police said. Ramon Aguasviva-Mejia, who had recently lived in Lawrence, also has warrants out of Suffolk Superior Court for drug distribution. He is also wanted by Quincy District Court for felony assault, police said. Detectives from the Lowell Police Department’s Special Investigations Section had Aguasviva-Mejia under surveillance Sunday afternoon in Central Plaza on Church Street, but he spotted the tail and bolted, narrowly avoiding hitting the cops as he fled, police said.
  • State Department Chides Cardinal Over Gay Slurs Against US Ambassador

    12/23/2015 6:35:01 AM PST · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/22/15 | Barnini Chakraborty
    The State Department weighed in Tuesday on an escalating war of words between the U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic and a cardinal who has leveled gay slurs against him -- telling FoxNews.com the fight "does underscore" the importance of pushing human rights causes. U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic James "Wally" Brewster, who is openly gay and married, has been mocked over his sexual orientation by Cardinal Archbishop Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez for more than two years. It got so heated that earlier this month, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., sent a letter to Pope Francis asking him to...
  • Lost document reveals Columbus as tyrant of the Caribbean

    08/09/2006 5:44:39 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 157 replies · 2,654+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 07 Aug 2006 | Giles Tremlett
    Christopher Columbus, the man credited with discovering the Americas, was a greedy and vindictive tyrant who saved some of his most violent punishments for his own followers, according to a document uncovered by Spanish historians. As governor and viceroy of the Indies, Columbus imposed iron discipline on the first Spanish colony in the Americas, in what is now the Caribbean country of Dominican Republic. Punishments included cutting off people's ears and noses, parading women naked through the streets and selling them into slavery. "Columbus' government was characterised by a form of tyranny," Consuelo Varela, a Spanish historian who has seen...
  • Dominican Cardinal Calls Gay US Official a 'Wife' in Spat

    12/07/2015 9:22:21 AM PST · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    AP ^ | 12/2/15 | Panky Corcino
    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - A Dominican cardinal upset over comments that the U.S. ambassador made about corruption in his country has said the openly gay diplomat should focus on homemaking. Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez spoke out against U.S. ambassador James "Wally" Brewster in a meeting with reporters late Tuesday following a Mass. "That man needs to go back to his embassy," he said. "Let him focus on housework, since he's the wife to a man." Lopez also accused Brewster of promoting a gay rights agenda on Dominican soil.
  • Dominican cardinal calls gay US official a 'wife' in spat

    12/04/2015 9:02:45 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A Dominican cardinal upset over comments that the U.S. ambassador made about corruption in his country has said the openly gay diplomat should focus on homemaking. Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez spoke out against U.S. ambassador James "Wally" Brewster in a meeting with reporters late Tuesday following a Mass. "That man needs to go back to his embassy," he said. "Let him focus on housework, since he's the wife to a man." Lopez also accused Brewster of promoting a gay rights agenda on Dominican soil.
  • The TAILOR OF VIRTUE SPEAKS [Charismatic Caucus]

    11/21/2015 2:14:43 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | 11-21-15 | Holy Spirit ,bible
    Organization of delight is here this day, The Body of Christ coming together to form The Bride, lock in and stay, Fear and Doubt is not part of this wardrobe, The Tailor of Virtue has bought this design of Virtue and this dress is sold, Bringing it together with the thread of Unity, Every part of The Body, All in agreement to walk down the isle and meet The Groom, A picture of Delight and The Bride is swooned, So in love with her Boaz and King! She begins to sing ~ ~ ~ The Song of The Lamb and...
  • A Night For The Bride to Be with The KING and GROOM

    10/31/2015 5:41:31 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Holy Spirit ,bible, Jesus
    Last night as we entered into worship as one heart and one Bride, The 7 candlesticks were lit on the communion table with a Star of David illuminated by the candle light . We entered into a flowing free worship and praise and then the spirit began to speak through many of us throughout the night I am going to share the words I captured to help understand all that blossomed. . . Do you see my children I AM wooing "you" for you are more than just my sheep, you are my heart's desire and (as you come together...
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley asks FBI for clarification on Huma Abedin probe

    08/06/2015 6:42:53 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/6/15 | Rachael Bade
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley is asking the FBI to confirm a tip the panel received that the State Department inspector general has probed Hillary Clinton confidante Huma Abedin for criminal misconduct. On Wednesday, the Iowa Republican sent a letter to FBI director James Comey, obtained by POLITICO, asking him to confirm any investigation of Abedin, who’s currently helping run Clinton’s 2016 campaign. “The Judiciary Committee has learned that the Office of Inspector General for the Department of State (State OIG) opened an investigation involving potential criminal conduct by Ms. Huma Abedin while she worked for the Department of State...
  • De Blasio Booed At Dominican Day Parade, Cuomo Is Cheered

    08/10/2015 9:40:37 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/9/15 | ERIN DURKIN
    Mayor de Blasio was booed at Sunday’s Dominican Day Parade by people angry he slammed the country’s government for wanting to expel ethnic Haitians. “He talks too much,” said heckler Francisco Bens, 53, of Brooklyn, who greeted de Blasio with scattered boos along the Sixth Ave. parade route. “He doesn’t like the Dominican Republic. ... He says Dominicans don’t like black people. That’s not true.” De Blasio hosted a press conference in June to condemn the looming deportations of thousands of people of Haitian descent from the Dominican Republic. “It is clearly an illegal act. It is an immoral act....
  • ESPN Pulls Colin Cowherd Off Air For Good After Comments On Dominicans

    07/25/2015 3:54:12 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 36 replies
    http://sports.yahoo.com ^ | July 24, 2015 | Erik Pedersen
    Colin Cowherd had been a lame duck at ESPN anyway, but today the sports giant said he’s done there for good. Eight days after the company said its popular radio host and sometimes TV guy was leaving its ranks, ESPN has yanked him off its airwaves over remarks he made questioning the intellect of Dominicans. On his radio show The Herd on Thursday, Cowherd was talking about how baseball is no more of a “thinking-man’s game” than other sports. “I’ve never bought into that whole ‘baseball is too complex,'” he said. “Really? A third of the sport is from the...
  • Clinton Donations from Dirt-Poor Nations Receiving US Tax dollars (foreign aid money launder hinted)

    07/25/2015 4:44:39 AM PDT · by Liz · 21 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 2/26/15 | SCOTT OTT
    Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is taking rhetorical sniper fire for large contributions to The Clinton Foundation taken from dirt-poor foreign nations while she was Secy of State. The Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and others have hinted at impropriety on two levels… 1) A potential presidential candidate becomes beholden to certain foreign nations. 2) A Secretary of State whose private foundation grows in prestige from foreign donations, while those same nations lobby the State Department for special treatment (b/c of abysmal human rights violations). Both questions merit vigorous exploration, but for two of the Clinton Foundation’s...
  • Mass Deportations of Haitian Immigrants From Dominican Republic Feared

    06/17/2015 10:27:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/17 | Mariano Castillo and Diulka Perez
    Tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants in the Dominican Republic -- the vast majority Haitians -- face deportation as a deadline to apply for legal status looms. The problem of what to do with thousands of workers who entered illegally from a neighboring country is not an unfamiliar one in the hemisphere. The plight of undocumented immigrants in the United States and lawmakers' failed attempts at reform come to mind. The Dominican government tackled the issue with a "regularization plan" that offered a path to legal status for the undocumented. But critics say it was designed to fail the migrant...
  • Columbus Mystery Nearly Solved 500 Years After Death

    03/11/2006 11:30:40 AM PST · by blam · 51 replies · 1,876+ views
    Yahoo - Reuters ^ | 3-10-2006 | Phil Stewart
    Columbus mystery nearly solved 500 years after death By Phil Stewart Fri Mar 10, 11:30 AM ET ROME (Reuters) - Nearly 500 years after the death of Christopher Columbus, a team of genetic researchers are using DNA to solve two nagging mysteries: Where was the explorer really born? And where the devil are his bones? Debate about origins and final resting place of Columbus has raged for over a century, with historians questioning the traditional theory that he hails from Genoa, Italy. Some say he was a Spanish Jew, a Greek, a Basque or Portuguese. Even the location of his...
  • Columbus' Purported Remains Are Still Bones of Contention

    05/05/2005 1:06:24 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 288+ views
    Tapohilia ^ | May 2, 2005 | Carol J. Williams
    It's been nearly two years since Spanish scientists asked to examine the contents of this Caribbean nation's most celebrated tomb to determine whether the centuries-old bones are actually those of Christopher Columbus. They've been told yes, no and maybe. The protracted deliberation through two Dominican administrations has deepened suspicions that authorities here don't really want a definitive answer for fear that the mammoth lighthouse mausoleum they've built into a tourist draw isn't the bona fide resting place of the explorer. Even those who favor letting modern science settle the matter are loath to concede that they might have invested millions...
  • Young Bones Lay Columbus Myth To Rest

    08/12/2004 8:16:56 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 1,213+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-11-2004 | Giles Tremlett
    Young bones lay Columbus myth to rest Giles Tremlett in Madrid Wednesday August 11, 2004 The Guardian (UK) A centuries-old historical row over the whereabouts of the body of Christopher Columbus appeared to have been solved yesterday when scientists in Spain conceded that the corpse buried at Seville's gothic Santa Maria cathedral was not that of the famous explorer. Instead, the bones they studied were probably those of his lesser known son, Diego, who was a small and weedy man, unlike his father. Christopher Columbus's body, the experts say, almost certainly lies back in the "new world" he sailed to...
  • How the Civil War Changed the World

    05/19/2015 10:33:26 PM PDT · by iowamark · 258 replies
    New York Times Disunion ^ | May 19, 2015 | Don Doyle
    Even while the Civil War raged, slaves in Cuba could be heard singing, “Avanza, Lincoln, avanza! Tu eres nuestra esperanza!” (Onward, Lincoln, Onward! You are our hope!) – as if they knew, even before the soldiers fighting the war far to the North and long before most politicians understood, that the war in America would change their lives, and the world. The secession crisis of 1860-1861 threatened to be a major setback to the world antislavery movement, and it imperiled the whole experiment in democracy. If slavery was allowed to exist, and if the world’s leading democracy could fall apart...
  • Oh my: DOJ preparing to file criminal corruption charges against Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez

    03/06/2015 12:36:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/06/2015 | AllahPundit
    Alternate headline via Dave Weigel: “DOJ confirms that Bob Menendez is a New Jersey politician.”There’s no louder Democratic critic of Obama’s Iran deal than Menendez and now here he is, about to be indicted. Hmmm. Maybe I spoke too soon in questioning Lee Smith’s theory that the White House has decided to start destroying the Iran-deal skeptics on its own side. People briefed on the case say Attorney General Eric Holder has signed off on prosecutors’ request to proceed with charges, CNN has learned exclusively. An announcement could come within weeks. Prosecutors are under pressure in part because of...
  • BYU grad rescues child sex slaves

    02/16/2015 8:00:56 PM PST · by Colofornian · 13 replies
    BYU Universe ^ | Dec. 1, 2014 | Donovan C. Baltich
    A team of former Navy Seals and CIA operatives splash beer on their faces as they prepare to play the part of American sex tourists. They’ll have to maintain laser-sharp focus as they engage in negotiations with some of the world’s dirtiest criminals. One suspicious move or remark could put their whole team at risk and prevent the rescue of dozens of innocent children. This team, known as Operation Underground Railroad, works to prosecute child sex traffickers and to rescue the victims. Heading the team is Tim Ballard — a husband, a father of six children and a BYU alumnus....
  • Rising Turkish Menace: U.S. and NATO Ally Wants Islamic Advance in Latin America

    11/25/2014 8:01:53 AM PST · by juliosevero · 27 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Rising Turkish Menace: U.S. and NATO Ally Wants Islamic Advance in Latin America By Julio Severo The president of Turkey has re-written history by claiming Muslim explorers, not Christopher Columbus, discovered America. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Recep Tayyip Erdogan, chief of America’s NATO ally, said November 15 that Islamic sailors found the New World in 1178. He said, “Muslims discovered America in 1178, not Christopher Columbus.” Turkey is the only Islamic nation in the NATO. His theory — which is supported only by Islamic historians — came to light in a televised speech during an Istanbul summit of...
  • Vatican rocked by another paedophilia scandal

    11/13/2014 5:29:02 AM PST · by Gamecock · 42 replies
    Euronews ^ | 25.09.2014
    Scandal has rocked the Vatican for the second time in a week. On Thursday (September 25), officials confirmed Pope Francis had sacked Bishop Livieres, head of the Paraguayan diocese of Ciudad del Este. Livieres is suspected of protecting a priest believed to have sexually abused young people. His dismissal followed the arrest two days earlier of former archbishop Josef Wesolowski, who is accused of paying for sex with children during his time as papal ambassador in the Dominican Republic. Pope Francis, has vowed to take a zero-tolerance policy on clerics who abuse minors. The pontiff approved Wesolowski’s arrest and earlier...
  • Longtime congressman Rangel finds himself in political peril in New York primary

    06/22/2014 4:52:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 21, 2014
    This year, many of the speakers were lesser-known Dominican activists and political strategists. The headliner was Dominican entertainer Frederick Martinez, also known as “El Pacha,” a popular Spanish-language radio and television host. Those changes to the guest list tell almost the entire story of the political peril that threatens to end one of the iconic careers in American politics
  • 10 Secret Societies That Created The Modern World

    04/24/2014 7:48:25 AM PDT · by Theoria · 10 replies
    List Verse ^ | 06 April 2014 | Alan Boyle
    Many believe the world is run by a secret organization like the Illuminati, and the people we think are in power are nothing but stooges. It sounds implausible, but is it really a crazy idea? Yes. Yes, it is. And yet there have been secret organizations that created the world as we know it. 10The Carbonari After Napoleon’s defeat in 1814, the European powers had to decide what to do with the territory that he’d ruled as part of the First French Empire. The borders of Europe were redrawn at the Congress of Vienna, mainly decided by Great Britain, Russia,...
  • Frozen in time: Divers recover stunning collection of British treasure from the wreck ...

    11/10/2013 7:36:14 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 4 November 2013 | Sam Webb
    * Divers spent two years recovering the haul from the bed of the Caribbean * The unnamed galleon is thought to have sunk around 1540 * It held 1,200 top quality items, bound for Spanish ambassador's mansion Specialist divers spent two years extracting the pewter plates and bowls from beneath the waves off the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. More than 1,200 items of the finest quality English pewter were recovered from the wreck of the unnamed galleon which is thought to have sunk around 1540... It is believed the ship was transporting the incoming Spanish ambassador from Seville to...
  • Up in smoke: Police burn more than a ton of cocaine confiscated from Dominican Republic drug lords

    10/11/2013 1:32:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 08:51 EST, 11 October 2013 | Emma Thomas
    Holy smoke! Police set light to $250 million of cocaine seized from an international organized crime ring. Armed officers stood by as others burned 2,551 lbs of the Class A drug inside a military base in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. According to the attorney general, the 1.2-ton haul was confiscated from a drug smuggling gang in a recent police operation in Peravia Province. …
  • Same Old, Same Old in Syria

    09/05/2013 3:46:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    President Obama's on-and-off-again planned American attack on Syria is nothing new. Besides its five declared wars, America has a habit of intervening all over the world. Even apart from clandestine CIA operations, and even after the unhappy end of the Vietnam War, we have attacked lots of countries and non-state militias. The roll call of recent American military interventions is quite astounding: Cambodia, Iran, Libya, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Liberia, Iraq, Haiti, Somalia, the former Yugoslavia, Zaire and Afghanistan. Even the notion of Past American isolationism is a myth. In the four years between 1912 and 1916 alone, the U.S. sent...
  • THE FULL NELSON

    09/02/2013 6:29:44 AM PDT · by Liz · 5 replies
    NY POST ^ | 9/2/13 | EDITORIAL
    To save his skin, Nelson Castro, a native of the Dominican Republic, and corrupt NY state assemblyman, made a deal to get wired to root out govt corruption. Now Castro's beached the deal to save himself---recently pleading guilty in federal court to lying...prosecutors caught Castro stupidly lying on YouTube. No one's opposed to ferreting out corruption in Albany....which some consider to be organized crime. But the indicted, wired Castro was allowed to run for re-election......the corrupt Castro presented himself to voters under false pretenses....a curious way to clean up corruption. Former Assemblyman Nelson Castro
  • Traffic stop fluke led to Ottawa cop bagging US fugitive Manuel Falcon-Lopez

    08/24/2013 2:43:56 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 12 replies
    Ottawa Sun ^ | AUGUST 24, 2013 | DANIELLE BELL
    There was nothing to set off alarm bells about a traffic stop in Ottawa on Aug. 16. But what began as routine turned into the arrest of American gangster Manuel Falcon-Lopez, who was on the lam from attempted murder and other charges. He was a passenger in the backseat of a run-down car, with Ont. plates, that didn't have all of its lights working properly. Yet as red flags began piling up for police, Falcon-Lopez was calm and collected. "He was so relaxed, he was so cool," recalled Ottawa police Const. Nermin Mesic, who told the fugitive he was under...
  • NYC welfare food is shipped in barrels to the Dominican Republic - then sold on the black market

    07/28/2013 5:56:31 AM PDT · by Liz · 32 replies
    NY POST ^ | 7/28/13 | ISABEL VINCENT, KATE BRIQUELET in NY and JOSE ERNESTO DEVAREZ in Santiago, Dominican Republic
    <p>EXCLUSIVE Food-stamp fraud has turned into foreign aid — to black-market profiteers in the Dominican Republic.... welfare recipients buy food with EBT cards and ship it to relatives. But not to starving children. The NY Post found people hawking barrels of American products on Dominican streets. “It’s a really easy way to make money, and it doesn’t cost me anything,” a seller said. She also vends EBT goods out of her Dominican home “I know a lot of people are doing it,” she said.</p>
  • NY food stamp recipients are shipping welfare-funded groceries to relatives in Jamaica, Dominican...

    07/21/2013 9:43:55 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 21, 2013 | KATE BRIQUELET and ISABEL VINCENT
    Food stamps are paying for trans-Atlantic takeout — with New Yorkers using taxpayer-funded benefits to ship food to relatives in Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Welfare recipients are buying groceries with their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards and packing them in giant barrels for the trip overseas, The Post found.
  • NY food stamp recipients ship welfare-funded groceries to Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Haiti

    07/21/2013 4:29:28 AM PDT · by Liz · 25 replies
    NY POST ^ | 7/22/13 | KATE BRIQUELET and ISABEL VINCENT
    <p>EXCLUSIVE Food stamps are paying to buy and ship food to Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. A spokeswoman for the US Dept of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service said the $86 BILLION welfare program is reserved for poor US households that buy and prepare food.</p>
  • Catholic Bishop in Dominican Republic: Obama's Gay Ambassadorial Nominee 'Will Have to Leave’

    07/17/2013 7:02:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/15/13 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama’s openly gay ambassadorial nominee to the Dominican Republic, James “Wally” Brewster,” faces strong opposition from the conservative and largely Catholic island nation, where Bishop Pablo Cedano says if Brewster becomes the U.S. ambassador, “he is going to suffer and will have to leave.” On Monday, Catholic, evangelical, and other opponents in the Dominican Republic organized and took part in what were billed as “Black Monday” protests, whereby participants donned black clothing and set black decorations on cars and buildings to protest the nomination of Brewster, who is a long-time homosexual activist and fundraiser for the...
  • NJ Attorney General Busts Suspected Heroin Ring; Accuses Dominican National As Ringleader

    07/15/2013 12:33:18 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 3 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 07/15/13 | Friends of Ours
    The New Jersey Attorney General has indicted fifteen defendants for their alleged roles in a multi-million dollar heroin trafficking ring which supplied wholesalers throughout the northeast as reported by Christopher Baxter for The Star-Ledger. The accused ringleader is Dominican national Segundo Garcia who illegally re-entered the United States following his deportation on a drug conviction according to authorities. Dominican drug trafficking organizations -- both in the Dominican Republic and in North America -- increasingly have been appearing on law enforcement's radar screen for their involvement as distributors for the Mexican drug cartels. Last summer the feds busted 11 suspects in...
  • Dominicans Freak Out Over Obama's Gay Ambassador Pick

    07/11/2013 1:13:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Thursday, July 11, 2013 | John Hudson
    Opposition to President Obama's nominee for U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic reached a fever pitch this week as religious organizers stage a "Lunes Negro" or Black Monday protest against James "Wally" Brewster. If confirmed, Brewster will be the first openly gay ambassador to the country, a prospect that is not going over well with some segments of this conservative Christian country of 9 million people. Local reports indicate that church leaders are pressuring the government to reject Brewster's nomination and calling on the faithful to dress in black on Monday in solidarity against him. Praise Christian Church Pastor Sauford...
  • Dominicans Rage Against Obama's Gay Ambassador Pick

    07/11/2013 11:19:53 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 102 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | July 11, 2103 | By John Hudson
    Opposition to President Obama's nominee for U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic reached a fever pitch this week as religious organizers stage a "Lunes Negros" or Black Monday protest against James "Wally" Brewster. If confirmed, Brewster will be the first openly gay ambassador to the country, a prospect that is not going over well with some segments of this conservative Christian country of 9 million people. Local reports indicate that church leaders are pressuring the government to reject Brewster's nomination and calling on the faithful to dress in black on Monday in solidarity against him. Praise Christian Church Pastor Sauford...
  • It Is About the United States

    06/08/2010 7:58:59 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 14 replies · 80+ views
    JINSA ^ | June 8, 2010 | JINSA Reports
    Turkey and Honduras, in different ways, highlight the lack of effective leadership the United States currently is able to exercise in the world. Turkey: Turkish government support for the IHH ship in the Gaza flotilla is now well understood and the anti-Semitic ravings of both official Turks and the Turkish media have made Turkey's intention to split from Israel clear. But it is a mistake to think this is only about Israel. Support for the flotilla was only the latest in a series of Turkish decisions designed to distance itself from the United States and move toward closer political relations...
  • Fernandez says only legal hurdles halt Zelaya’s return to Honduras

    04/29/2011 2:30:06 PM PDT · by don-o · 9 replies
    Dominican Today ^ | April 29, 2011
    RIO DE JANEIRO.- Dominican Republic president Leonel Fernandez said Friday that only some judicial hurdles prevent the return of ex president Manuel Zelaya to Honduras and that country’s reintegration to the (OAS). "The only thing that’s halting that process, when the possibility is proposed for ex president Zelaya’s and other members of his cabinet’s return to Honduras, is that the Justice Ministry of that country warns of issuing arrest warrants," Fernandez said to Efe in Rio de Janeiro, where he participates in World Economic Forum for Latin America. “That doesn’t contribute anything to the adequate climate of coexistence between Hondurans."...
  • Obama admin. provokes outrage in Dominican Republic with homosexual activist ambassador appointee

    07/07/2013 3:52:23 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 52 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 7/4/2013 | Matthew Hoffman
    July 4, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Obama administration’s ongoing use of the State Department to promote the homosexual agenda in foreign countries has provoked outrage in the Dominican Republic, where the administration plans to send an open homosexual as ambassador. Religious leaders in the strongly Christian island nation denounced the appointment and warned that James “Wally” Brewster, a gay activist businessman and member of the homosexualist “Human Rights Campaign” board of directors, would not be welcome in the country. (James “Wally” Brewster) “In reality, it’s a lack of respect, of consideration, that they should send us a person of that...
  • During Pride month, Obama nominates a total of 5 gay men as ambassadors

    07/01/2013 1:42:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    SDGLN ^ | June 22, 2013
    <p>During LGBT Pride Month, President Barack Obama has now nominated five gay men to ambassador posts around the world.</p> <p>Late Friday, Obama nominated John Berry to be ambassador to Australia, and James “Wally” Brewster Jr. to be ambassador to the Dominican Republic.</p>
  • FLASHBACK--Menendez Backed Donor on Port Security Plan (Feb. 2013)

    06/22/2013 7:16:58 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 10, 2013 | By ERIC LIPTON and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
    WASHINGTON — Senator Robert Menendez sought to discourage any plan by the United States government to donate port security equipment to the Dominican Republic, citing concern that the advanced screening gear might undermine efforts by a private company — run by a major campaign contributor and friend of his — to do the work. The intervention with the Department of Homeland Security last month came even though Mr. Menendez has publicly chastised the Obama administration for not doing more to combat the surging drug traffic moving through Dominican ports. And it came shortly after the senator’s friend, Dr. Salomon E....
  • CNBC Exec’s Children Murdered, 1 Day After CNBC Reports $43 Trillion Bankster Lawsuit

    10/27/2012 10:47:23 AM PDT · by opentalk · 73 replies
    Intel Hub ^ | October 26, 2012 | JG Vibes
    This week financial news organization CNBC gave some mainstream attention to the largest money laundering and racketeering lawsuit in United States History, in which “Banksters” and their U.S. racketeering partners are being accused of laundering of 43 trillion dollars worth of ill gotten gains. The lawsuit is said to involve officials located in the highest offices of government and the financial sector. Since this information was surprisingly revealed by the mainstream news organization there has been a very suspicious and deadly fallout at the CNBC headquarters. Within hours the original page for the article was taken down, and CNBC senior...
  • In Hours, Thieves Took $45 Million in A.T.M. Scheme

    05/10/2013 4:27:55 PM PDT · by dennisw · 17 replies
    nytimes ^ | May 9, 2013 | By MARC SANTORA
    It was a brazen bank heist, but a 21st-century version in which the criminals never wore ski masks, threatened a teller or set foot in a vault. In two precision operations that involved people in more than two dozen countries acting in close coordination and with surgical precision, thieves stole $45 million from thousands of A.T.M.'s in a matter of hours. In New York City alone, the thieves responsible for A.T.M. withdrawals struck 2,904 machines over 10 hours starting on Feb. 19, withdrawing $2.4 million. The operation included sophisticated computer experts operating in the shadowy world of Internet hacking, manipulating...
  • Castro forged papers

    04/07/2013 6:19:38 AM PDT · by Liz · 31 replies
    NY POST ^ | 4/7/13 | BRUCE GOLDING
    Democrat used trickery for gaining power, court papers show. Now resigned, state Assemblyman Nelson Castro---a Dominican Republic native---schemed to illegally register dozens of latino voters, and forged signatures on petitions to seek office earlier as a Democrat district leader. The revelations were spelled out in a deal in which feds agreed not to prosecute in return for Castro's wearing a wire to nail his shady Democrat colleagues. Castro admitted to lying about dozens of (illegals) registered to vote using his address.
  • FBI investigating allegations Sen. Menendez patronized prostitutes in Dominican Republic

    02/15/2013 8:43:51 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 15, 2013 | Carol D. Leonnig and Peter Wallsten
    A team of FBI agents has been conducting interviews in recent weeks in the Dominican Republic and the United States, looking into allegations that Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) patronized prostitutes in the Caribbean nation, but has found no evidence to support the claim, according to two people familiar with the investigation. One person said agents have asked about whether a Florida eye doctor — a close friend and major campaign donor to Menendez — provided the senator with prostitutes on vacations there. Another person said investigators are looking into allegations involving underage prostitutes and sex parties. The two, who spoke...
  • Durbin: Menendez should keep gavel despite ethics scandal

    02/10/2013 5:18:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/10/13 | JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin said on Sunday embattled Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) should keep his chairmanship of the Foreign Relations Committee despite an investigation into his dealings with a top donor. "Sen. Menendez has given us an assurance that there is no substance to these charges," the Democratic senator from Illinois said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "It's being looked at by the Ethics Committee. Of course, I can't comment beyond that." The Senate Ethics Committee is looking into Menendez's interaction with Salomon Melgen, a Florida eye surgeon who has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Menendez and...
  • NY TIMES ON MENENDEZ: REID 'NEEDS TO REMOVE HIS GAVEL'

    02/09/2013 5:22:09 AM PST · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    The New York Times has called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to remove New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez from his chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Under the editorial headline “Mr. Menendez’s Ethics Problem,” the newspaper said Menendez “was never a distinguished choice for chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the position he ascended to this month by virtue of seniority.” “Concerns about that quality gap have sharply escalated amid new disclosures about Mr. Menendez’s use of his position to advance the financial interests of a friend and big donor,” the Times wrote. “Instead of trying...