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  • 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...
  • Stray dog starts new life in Sweden after incredible journey from Amazon rainforest

    11/25/2014 7:23:16 AM PST · by beaversmom · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 25 Nov 2014
    A stray dog that followed an extreme adventure team on a gruelling trek through the Ecuadorian jungle has been introduced to his new family. Arthur formed an unbreakable bond with a group of Swedish athletes during the final stages of a 430-mile adventure race and has now been adopted by one of the team. The canine adventurer refused to leave their sides after one of the team threw him a meatball as they sat down for dinner.
  • OPEC Delegates Start Whispering About Potential Oil Cut

    11/12/2014 5:17:31 AM PST · by thackney · 40 replies
    Reuters via Rig Zone ^ | November 11, 2014 | Rania El Gamal, Alex Lawler & David Sheppard
    A subtle shift may be taking place within OPEC as it heads into its most important meeting in years, according to delegates with the producer group, as the discussion over whether it needs to cut output to defend oil revenues quietly intensifies. OPEC's Secretary General Abudulla al-Badri this week urged markets not to panic over the drop in prices to a 4-year low near $81 a barrel, while Kuwait's oil minister said OPEC was unlikely to cut output when it meets on Nov. 27 in Vienna. But privately, more delegates within the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries are starting...
  • Mother gets prison time, deportation in strangling death of her newborn

    09/16/2014 7:44:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    WPIX (New York) ^ | September 15, 2014 | Samantha Tata
    SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (PIX11) – A New York mother was sentenced to prison time and mandatory deportation Monday after she pleaded guilty to strangling her hours-old son and dumping his body in a recycling container, authorities said. Maria Oliva Guaman-Guaman, now 24, was sentenced to 12 years in state prison with five years’ post-release supervision, according to the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office.
  • Two people killed and eight injured in Ecuador earthquake 5.1-magnitude tremor near Quito

    08/13/2014 7:14:29 AM PDT · by mgist · 1 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/13/2014 | Na
    Two people killed and eight injured in Ecuador earthquake 5.1-magnitude tremor near capital Quito caused landslide at a quarry that left workers dead People watch dust sweep the pan-American highway after the earthquake near Quito. Photograph: Dolores Ochoa/AP Two people have been killed in an earthquake in Ecuador, with eight others wounded and rescue workers still seeking to free those trapped. The 5.1-magnitude tremor near capital Quito triggered a landslide at a quarry that killed two workers there, the national risk control agency said, adding that firemen were searching for three others. "Obviously the landslide was caused by the tremor,...
  • Ecuador’s President Cancels Visit to Israel

    08/06/2014 9:49:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 8/7/2014, 4:43 AM | Elad Benari
    Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has cancelled his visit to Israel scheduled for the second half of this year due to “Israeli attacks against the Palestinians”, Xinhua reported on Wednesday, citing Ecuador’s Andes Agency. During an interview with a local radio station on Wednesday, the president reportedly accused Israel of committing “genocide” in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge. …
  • Lawyer: Teen slain in Montana was ‘garage hopping’

    05/06/2014 3:40:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2014 6:25 PM EDT
    The attorney for a Montana man charged in the death of a 17-year-old German exchange student says the teen and a companion had broken into homeowners’ garages three of four times before the shooting. Paul Ryan represents Markus Kaarma, who is charged with deliberate homicide in the April 27 slaying of Diren Dede in Missoula. […] Ryan says the Ecuadorian student told police the boys started “garage hopping” after learning about the practice from other students at their high school. …
  • Ecuador moves to expel US embassy military personnel

    04/25/2014 1:14:25 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 9 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 25, 2014 20:06 GMT | Gonzalo Solano, Associated Press
    Ecuador's government has ordered everyone in the US Embassy's military group, about 20 Defense Department employees, to leave the country by month's end. The group was ordered to halt operations in Ecuador in a letter dated April 7, embassy spokesman Jeffrey Weinshenker said Thursday. The Associated Press was alerted to the expulsions by a senior Ecuadorean official who refused to be identified by name due to the information's sensitive nature.
  • Chevron Takes Battle To Radical Environmentalist Lobby

    04/03/2014 4:27:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Investors.com ^ | April 3, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Litigation: After thwarting a $9.5 billion judgment from an Ecuadorean court, Chevron is going after the entire edifice of environmentalist enablers who make such junk lawsuits possible. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch. To the surprise of many, the oil giant is suing the tony, white-shoe law firm of Patton Boggs for alleged unethical involvement in an all-out legal attack by environmentalists over rainforest pollution in Ecuador. Chevron accuses the oh-so-respected firm of lying, concealing inconvenient facts, running a public smear campaign and miscellaneous other flim-flammery, all for the sake of the dollar signs spinning in their eyes. This poses...
  • The Obama Administration seems indifferent to the crisis in Venezuela. Why?

    03/28/2014 2:12:08 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 18 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 28, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Venezuela is closer geographically than, and at least as important to the United States as, Ukraine. Yet the persistently blurred focus of the Obama Administration has been far less on violent Cuban inspired repression in Venezuela than on Russian repression in Ukraine. Here's a new presentation by Senator Rubio on the continuing mess in Venezuela: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8Uz-9HvRgw] Video linkThe constitutional crisis in Venezuela has apparently been far less disturbing to the Obama Administration, and to the "legitimate" media, than the less violent mess in Ukraine. It has drawn far less media attention than the disappearance of Malaysian flight 370, coverage of which has been extensive and continuous but abysmally uninformed. Here's the best...
  • Russia’s Threat in the Americas

    03/28/2014 5:40:35 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 28, 2014 | Joseph Klein
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Russia’s Threat in the AmericasPosted By Joseph Klein On March 28, 2014 @ 12:08 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments President Obama dismissed Russia as no more than a “regional power” in remarks he made to the press in The Hague on March 25th, where he was attending a summit meeting on nuclear security. “Russia is a regional power that is threatening some of its immediate neighbors not out of strength, but out of weakness,” he said.True, the Russian Federation is a shadow of the Soviet empire in its heyday. And Russia is...
  • Wanted by Ecuador, 2 Brothers Make Mark in U.S. Campaigns (donated $90K to Obama)

    03/12/2014 5:09:12 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 11, 2014 | FRANCES ROBLES
    MIAMI — The donations kept pouring in: hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions to President Obama and more than a dozen members of Congress, carefully routed through the families of two wealthy brothers in Florida. They had good reason to be generous. The two men, Roberto and William Isaias, are fugitives from Ecuador, which has angrily pressed Washington to turn them over, to no avail. A year after their relatives gave $90,000 to help re-elect Mr. Obama, the administration rejected Ecuador’s extradition request for the men, fueling accusations that such donations were helping to keep the brothers and...
  • Chevron vs Big Green: Capitalism Finally Grows a Pair

    03/07/2014 11:09:07 AM PST · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    Breitbart-London ^ | March 6, 2014 | James Delingpole
    This week the environmental movement suffered its biggest defeat since Climategate. And at the hands of its most hated enemy: Big Oil. ... the court ruling by a US federal judge that Chevron should not have to pay $9.5 billion in damages to victims of oil pollution in Ecuador is a victory for common sense and justice which we should all be celebrating. The reason this case is so important is because it very nearly didn't happen. Though environmental activists like Michael Mann, James Hansen and Al Gore often like to claim that their enemies are in the pay of...
  • Russian electronic voting equipment perfect at elections in Ecuador

    03/03/2014 10:18:45 AM PST · by mgist · 17 replies
    itar tass ^ | 2/26/14 | JOSE JACOME
    BOGOTA, February 26. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian voting equipment proved to be reliable at municipal election in the South American country of Ecuador, Russian Ambassador in Ecuador Yan Burliay told Itar-Tass by phone on Tuesday. Moscow provided to Quito two sets of electronic voting equipment, which were installed at a polling station in Quito’s district La Morita. Meanwhile, Russia delivered its voting equipment to Argentina and Venezuela. Ecuadorian authorities are testing different types of equipment to evaluate their advantages and shortcomings and to buy equipment they liked to refurbish their voting system. “It can be said for sure that our technology is...
  • Experts: Iran Exerting Troubling Influence in Latin America

    02/21/2014 12:20:10 AM PST · by Cindy · 21 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | February 4, 2014 | by Daniel Wiser
    Snippet: "Iran and its terrorist proxy groups’ influence in Latin America remains a troubling security threat to the region and world, experts said at a congressional hearing on Tuesday."
  • Building from 2,200 B.C. found in Ecuadorian capital

    02/15/2014 5:25:41 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Global Post ^ | February 8, 2014 | EFE
    Archaeologists discovered a building from around 2,200 B.C. in an archaeological and ecological park in the Ecuadorian capital at the foot of Pichincha Volcano, sources at the excavations told Efe. "It is the most ancient archaeological find in Rumbipapa Park and in the city of Quito," park supervisor Bernarda Icaza told Efe, adding that no identification or description has been made of the culture that lived in the area during the Formative Period when the building was constructed. Icaza noted that the find has "enormous" historical importance, because "it opens doors to further archaeological, historical and heritage research." The excavation...
  • U.S. Senator Helped Ecuadoran Fugitives Convicted of Stealing Millions (Menendez)

    01/24/2014 2:32:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 24, 2014
    Recently embroiled in an underage prostitute scandal and a number of corruption schemes, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee—New Jersey Democrat Robert Menendez—is again under federal investigation for helping a pair of South American fugitives whose relatives donated big bucks to the senator. It’s like a never-ending saga of political corruption and cronyism. In the last year alone, Menendez has been implicated in a number of serious crimes—including reported escapades with underage hookers in the Dominican Republic—that have simply fizzled away and left him virtually unscathed. We’ll get into those later, but first let’s delve into the Menendez...
  • NJ senator under investigation for aiding embezzling brothers (ethnic solidarity's ugliness)

    01/24/2014 6:24:15 AM PST · by Liz · 12 replies
    NY POST ^ | 1/23/14 | Joe Tacopino
    US Sen Robert Menendez (Dim-NJ) is under DOJ investigation for his connections to Ecuadorian bankers who allegedly stole millions, and, as fugitives, absconded to the US, now living comfortably in Coral Gables, Fla. The US has refused to extradite the bankers to Ecuador. The brothers' role in the collapse of Ecuador's Filanbanco cost the country’s taxpayers millions. Menendez is under DOJ federal criminal investigation for efforts he made using his office to intervene to help William and Roberto Isaias stay in Florida after they were sentenced in absentia for according to NBC news....Menendez acted improperly by intervening with Homeland Security...
  • Not an upgrade – rebirth (Israeli Kfir fighter)

    01/17/2014 2:39:52 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Flight Global Blogs ^ | 14 January, 2014 | Arie Egozi
    Upgrading military aircraft – fixed wing and rotary – is a common operation performed all over the world. You take an old platform, reinforce the fuselage and wings, install some new systems and it can fly for many more years. But what Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is currently doing with its old Kfir fighter aircraft is an exception. The Kfir (Lion Cub) fighter is a single-seat multitask fighter built by IAI. The aircraft was first built for the Israeli air force (IAF). The first Kfir was delivered to the IAF in 1975, and entered into service in 1976. The fighter...
  • Two Men Charged with Assaulting a Border Patrol Agent

    11/14/2013 2:21:19 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    KRGV ^ | November 14, 2013
    LAREDO - One man from Mexico and another man from Ecuador have been charged with assaulting a U.S. Border Patrol agent. Mexican National Jose Luis Zavala-Rodrigue, 22, and Johnny Jose Redrovan-Pesantez, 23, of Ecuador are both in custody. Rodriquez is also charged with conspiracy to transport illegal immigrants for financial gain. Both men are expected to make an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Scott Hacker, Friday. The agent required medical attention but survived the attack. Each faces up to 20 years in prison and a possible $250,000 fine. Zavala-Rodriguez further faces an additional 10-year possible sentence on each of...
  • Chevron Vindicated As Evidence Points To 'Green Fraud' By Environmentalists

    11/02/2013 9:12:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11/1/2013 | IBD editorial
    Big Oil: So what happened to the $19 billion judgment against Chevron over rainforest pollution in Ecuador? Seems the leftist lawyer behind it all now finds himself in the dock on a RICO rap for a massive fraud. This has been going on for years, the oft-repeated meme that Chevron, through its Texaco acquisition, polluted the rainforest floor and poisoned its helpless villagers. Activist Bianca Jagger is emblematic of this disregard for fact. In the Huffington Post, she wrote that while she's no apologist for Chevron's accusers, the bottom line is: "Ecuadorian communities were the victims of exploitation by a...
  • IRGC and the Spiritual Vacuum of Latin American Leftists

    IRGC and the spiritual vacuum of Latin American leftists The following is a glimpse of the kind of thing I often see while researching the activities of the IRGC (writ large) in Latin America. Communism fails to provide for the spiritual needs of leftwing political activists, and the Islamic Republic of Iran seems to have done a pretty good job of inserting themselves and the Khomeinist version of Shiism into that void. (Either that or the IRI is throwing lots of money around and the leftists are whores, which is certainly possible, but for the moment I'll take the more...
  • Any pinglist for moving overseas?

    10/18/2013 2:46:47 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 47 replies
    10/18/2013 | Oshkalaboomboom
    The older I get the more I fear that I will not be able to afford to live in the country I was born in and thought I would die in. We're basically left with the choice of burning through all of our savings until we end up living out our days on the dole or selling out and moving someplace with a low enough cost of living to allow my wife and I to live out our retirement in dignity. Right now we are looking at Ecuador based on the positive experiences of friends that successfully retired there and...
  • Time Magazine's Michael Grunwald Wants to "Take Out" Julian Assange With Drone Strike

    08/18/2013 11:24:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | August 18, 2013 | James Holcomb
    Michael Grunwald, Senior National Correspondent for TIME Magazine, spent much of last night trying to find the mythical delete from internet button that many before him have sought out so desperately. At 7:25 P.M. on Saturday, Grunwald offered his opinion on how the United States should solve the problem of Julian Assange and his antagonizing position toward the U.S. Here's the tweet:Looking beyond the fact that Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks and Australian citizen, has never been convicted (or charged) with a crime under United States law, Grunwald's use of the phrase "take out" more appropriately describes a Mafia-style hit...
  • IAI selling upgraded Kfir jets for $20m

    08/08/2013 4:46:22 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Globes, Israel ^ | 6 August 13/ | Yuval Azulai
    IAI selling upgraded Kfir jets for $20m Israel Aerospace Industries promises very short delivery schedules for the renovated jets, which it claims are even better than fourth-generation jets. 6 August 13 17:45, Yuval Azulai Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) (TASE: ARSP.B1) is trying to sell dozens of Kfir fighter jets to foreign air forces, offering a 40-year manufacturer's guarantee. The veteran jets are equipped with new avionics and powerful radars developed by IAI unit Elta Systems, diversified armaments, updated electronic warfare systems, and air-to-air refueling. IAI has told its sales reps to sell the Kfirs to Eastern European countries that...
  • America Discredited

    08/07/2013 10:27:44 AM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 19 replies
    English Pravda ^ | 06.08.2013 | Paul Craig Roberts
    America Discredited 06.08.2013 America Discredited. 50771.jpeg Paul Craig Roberts As Washington loses its grip on the world, defied by Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, and now Russia, the US government resorts to public temper tantrums. The constant demonstration of childishness on the part of the White House and Congress embarrasses every American. Washington's latest outburst of childish behavior is a response to the Russian Immigration Service granting US whistleblower Edward Snowden asylum in Russia for one year while his request for permanent asylum is considered. Washington, having turned the US into a lawless state, no longer has any conception of legal procedure....
  • EXCLUSIVE: Pro-US Hacker 'The Jester' Takes Aim at Nations Helping Snowden (targets Venezuela)

    07/02/2013 11:30:32 AM PDT · by drewh · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published July 02, 2013 | Jana Winter
    The self-described patriot hacker known as “The Jester” says he will carry out cyber attacks on countries considering granting asylum to Edward Snowden. Beginning early Monday, The Jester hacked into several government websites in Ecuador as reports circulated that Snowden, who divulged secrets on the National Security Agency’s spying programs, could be headed there. With Venezuela emerging as a possible landing spot for Snowden, The Jester told FoxNews.com he could turn his attention to that South American country. “These are enemies and I that's how I will be treating them, and anyone who facilitates them,” The Jester told FoxNews.com in...
  • Edward Snowden breaks silence to threaten new U.S. disclosures

    07/01/2013 2:26:30 PM PDT · by maggief · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 1, 2013
    EXCERPT ... Snowden said the United States was illegally persecuting him for revealing its electronic surveillance programme, PRISM. He also thanked Ecuador for helping him get to Russia and for examining his asylum request.
  • How Chevron turned the tables in Ecuador

    06/30/2013 6:46:16 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    FuelFix ^ | 6/29/13
    <p>San Francisco — Faced with a $19 billion fine for polluting Ecuador’s rainforest, Chevron Corp. has done a remarkable job of turning the tables on its foes.</p> <p>The lawyers who sued Chevron in Ecuador, winning that eye-popping judgment, have come under non-stop attack from the oil company. Chevron has hauled them into court in New York, accusing them of fraud and extortion. The company has gone after Ecuador’s judicial system as well, claiming judges there conspired with the other side.</p>
  • Snowden Scrap: Ecuador Thumbs Nose at Washington

    06/29/2013 2:58:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | June 28, 2013 – 03:30 PM | Johannes Schneider
    Tensions continue to simmer between Washington and Quito over the Edward Snowden affair. After the United States threatened to eliminate special trade benefits with Ecuador, the South American country unilaterally moved on Thursday to terminate a trade benefits deal with the country. A short time later, the US said it would also review trade advantages given to Ecuador. For Washington, the latest developments are a further setback in the diplomatic nightmare surrounding whistleblower Snowden, who has been on the run since leaking documents about colossal American and British Internet spying programs to Britain’s Guardian newspaper. Washington’s threatening gestures come at...
  • Ecuador breaks US trade pact to thwart 'blackmail' over Snowden asylum

    Government renounces Andean Trade Preference Act even as Snowden's prospects of reaching Ecuador from Moscow The Guardian, Thursday 27 June 2013 19.56 BST Jump to comments (1069) Ecuador's foreign minister Ricardo Patino (centre left). Snowden's asylum request has yet to be processed. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters Ecuador has ramped up its defiance of the US over Edward Snowden by waiving preferential trade rights with Washington even as the whistleblower's prospect of reaching Quito dimmed. President Rafael Correa's government said on Thursday it was renouncing the Andean Trade Preference Act to thwart US "blackmail" of Ecuador in the former NSA contractor's asylum...
  • Cold war: U.S. tells Russia to give back Snowden, or else

    06/24/2013 6:47:37 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 75 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 24, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Imagine how much worse U.S./Russian relations might be right now if we hadn’t had that “reset.” Does this mean Snowden really did get on a plane to Russia? Because if it turns out he didn’t and the whole Russia-to-Cuba-to-Ecuador thing was just a ruse, then we should dismantle the NSA on principle. If they can’t locate America’s most wanted man, who can’t bear to be apart from his computer, after he’s absconded with a treasure trove of intelligence, then they’re not so useful that we need to keep this eye in the sky afloat.
  • Edward Snowden asks Ecuador for asylum

    06/23/2013 10:42:54 AM PDT · by SgtBilko · 217 replies
    BBC ^ | 23 June 2013 | BBC
    Edward Snowden, the former US intelligence contractor who leaked classified documents revealing US internet and phone surveillance, has asked Ecuador for asylum. The request was confirmed by Ecuador's foreign minister on Twitter. Mr Snowden had fled the US for Hong Kong but flew out on Sunday morning and is currently in Moscow.
  • N.S.A. Leaker Leaves Hong Kong on Flight to Moscow(surname Harrison?)

    06/23/2013 5:44:24 AM PDT · by astratt7 · 116 replies
    New York Time ^ | 06/23/2013 | By KEITH BRADSHER and ELLEN BARRY
    HONG KONG — The Hong Kong government announced on Sunday afternoon that it had allowed the departure from its territory of Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who has acknowledged disclosing classified documents about United States government surveillance of Internet and telephone communications around the world. snip The Aeroflot agent said that Mr. Snowden is traveling with one other person, with the surname Harrison, but the agent declined to release the other traveler’s first name, saying that she did not have the authorization to do so. The closest adviser to Julian Assange, who orchestrated the release of...
  • Foreign Authorities Assume Kidnapping Of OKC Valedictorian

    06/20/2013 12:11:40 AM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies
    NewsOn6.com - NEWS 9 ^ | Updated June 19, 2013 | By Michael Konopasek, News 9
    SNIPPET: "Authorities in Ecuador are officially treating the disappearance of an Oklahoma City valedictorian as a kidnapping case, according to family members searching for the teen." SNIPPET: "Classen SAS graduate August Reiger went missing Sunday from a mountain near his Bańos resort where he had been staying for the last week." SNIPPET: "The U.S. Embassy says it is in close contact with the Reiger family while the State Department continues to warn of the dangers in the area." SNIPPET: "The family tells supporters in Oklahoma City that roughly 150 people searched for August on Tuesday. Those close to August say...
  • Julian Assange: Media failure to defend me and Manning led to AP, Rosen abuses

    06/04/2013 11:30:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/04/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Wikileaks founder Julian Assange feels vindicated at the moment that his source, Bradley Manning, goes on trial for handing over hundreds of thousands of pages of sensitive material. The US government eschewed a plea bargain (and Manning’s guilty plea to lesser charges) in order to try Manning for “aiding the enemy.” The prosecution made its opening argument yesterday: In an hour-long opening statement for the prosecution on Monday, Captain Joe Morrow told the court martial that the US army private had been motivated by a craving for “notoriety” that had led him to disregard his extensive training and to...
  • Studies examine clues of transoceanic contact [PreColumbian voyagers]

    05/26/2013 9:24:53 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | Sunday May 19, 2013 | Bradley Lepper
    The Jomon culture was mentioned in other news this month. The largest ever genetic study of native South Americans identified a sub-population in Ecuador with an unexpected link to eastern Asia. The study, published in PLOS Genetics, concluded that Asian genes had been introduced into South America sometime after 6,000 years ago -- the same time the Jomon culture was flourishing in Japan. Back in the 1960s, the renowned Smithsonian archaeologist Betty Meggers argued that similarities between the pottery of the contemporaneous Valdivia culture in Ecuador and Japan’s Jomon culture indicated that Japanese fishermen had “discovered” America about 5,000 years...
  • WikiLeaks to release more US documents -- 1.7 MILLION U.S. INTELLIGENCE docs

    04/07/2013 7:49:15 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    theaustralian.com ^ | April 08, 2013 11:45AM | From: AAP
    WikiLeaks is to publish more than 1.7 million US diplomatic documents, Julian Assange says. Source: AAP WHISTLEBLOWING website WikiLeaks is to publish more than 1.7 million US diplomatic and intelligence documents from the 1970s, founder Julian Assange says. The website has collated a variety of records including cables, intelligence reports and congressional correspondence and is releasing them in a searchable form on Monday.Assange has carried out much of the work from his refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London and told the Press Association that the records highlighted the "vast range and scope" of US influence around the world.The Australian...
  • Ecuadorean Preacher Fined $3,000, Banned From Politics for Calling Homosexuality ‘Immoral’

    03/17/2013 10:15:14 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 22 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | March 14, 2013 | Heather Clark
    Ecuadorean Preacher Fined $3,000, Banned From Politics for Calling Homosexuality ‘Immoral’ March 14, 2013 | Filed under: Highlights,Law & Government,Life & Society,Persecution,Top Stories,World | By: Heather Clark <p> An evangelical preacher in Ecuador who ran for president earlier this year has been sentenced after he was found guilty of violating the country’s electoral code by speaking against homosexual behavior.Nelson Zavala has been fined for more than $3,000 and banned from running for office or being involved with any political party for one year because of his speech, which reportedly occurred in February.Zavala is being penalized for comments that he made...
  • Miss Ecuador 2012 is the STUNNING Carolina Andrea Aguirre Pérez

    01/25/2013 3:34:33 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 34 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Video/more at Reaganite Republican (should be SFW, some bikini shots... rated 'PG') _________________________________________________ facebook 
  • Iran Spy Network 30,000 Strong

    01/03/2013 3:07:06 AM PST · by Cindy · 18 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | January 3, 2013 4:59 am | Bill Gertz
    "IRAN SPY NETWORK 30,000 STRONG Pentagon report: Iranian intelligence linked to spying, terror attacks" SNIPPET: "Iran’s intelligence service includes 30,000 people who are engaged in covert and clandestine activities that range from spying to stealing technology to terrorist bombings and assassination, according to a Pentagon report." SNIPPET: "“MOIS provides financial, material, technological, or other support services to Hamas, Hezbollah, and al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), all designated terrorist organizations under U.S. Executive Order 13224,” the report said. The spy service operates in all areas where Iran has interests, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Central Asia, Africa, Austria, Azerbaijan, Croatia, France,...
  • WikiLeaks' Assange to address UN on asylum bid (via videolink from Ecudoran UK embassy hideout)

    09/25/2012 2:33:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/25/12 | David Stringer - ap
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to address a meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly via a videolink from his hideout at Ecuador's London embassy, seeking to draw new attention to his efforts to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex crimes allegations. Ecuador's mission to the United Nations said Tuesday that Assange was scheduled to speak Wednesday alongside foreign minister Ricardo Patino at a specially convened event to discuss his asylum case. The Australian activist is seeking to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning over sex crimes allegations and has been sheltered inside Ecuador's...
  • The Left is tearing itself apart over Assange.

    08/23/2012 11:28:33 AM PDT · by managusta · 50 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/23/2012 | Dan Hodges
    They just can’t help themselves. Today it’s John Pilger in the New Statesman: “The pursuit of Julian Assange is an assault on freedom and a mockery of journalism”. One by one the cream of the intellectual left (and George Galloway) are lining up, in well-disciplined rows, to hurl themselves lemming-like onto the rocks of WikiLeaks. Tony Benn: “the charges are that it was a non-consensual relationship. Well that's very different from rape”. Galloway: "Even taken at its worst, if the allegations made by these two women were true, 100 per cent true, and even if a camera in the room...
  • Jihadis Online: A Few Thoughts

    07/24/2012 3:24:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 45 replies
    Society For Internet Research ^ | JULY 5, 2011 | S.O.F.I.R.
    SNIPPET: "I. When considering the matter of jihadis online, remember that most of what we think we know is based on analyses of the comments made by an handful of vocal activists. The vast majority of jihadis online, be they on forums or social networking sites[i], say nothing. Skillful translations and insightful analyses by definition tell us little about this potentially lethal yet silent majority."
  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange calls on Obama to end 'witch hunt'

    08/19/2012 1:46:33 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Newsday ^ | 08/19/12
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange calls on Obama to end 'witch hunt' WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange urged President Barack Obama to end a so-called "witch hunt" against his secret-spilling website, appearing in public Sunday for the first time since he took refuge two months ago inside Ecuador's Embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden on sex crimes allegations. The 41-year-old Australian, who has fought for two years against efforts to send him to Sweden for questioning over alleged sexual misconduct against two women, addressed several hundred supporters and reporters as he spoke from the small balcony of Ecuador's mission, watched...
  • Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Calls on President Obama to End 'Witch Hunt'

    08/19/2012 10:49:04 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    wisradio.com ^ | August. 19, 2012
    (LONDON) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared Sunday for the first time since he took refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, calling for the release of Bradley Manning, who is accused of leaking documents to the whistlebowling website, and urging President Obama to "do the right thing" and end the "witch-hunt" against WikiLeaks. For the past two years, Assange, 41, has fought extradition efforts to send him to Sweden, where he faces questioning over alleged sexual assaults against two women. The Australian has said he fears Swedish authorities will hand him over to U.S. officials. Ecuador granted Assange political...
  • Assange: How a cosy chat with the president of Ecuador turned into a diplomatic headache for Britain

    08/19/2012 12:15:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | August 19, 2012 | Harriet Alexander, Philip Sherwell in New York and Hugo Carro in Quito
    One was an Australian computer hacker; the other a head of state. They did not speak each other’s language; and their first encounter was a videolink conversation across 6,000miles. ....“Welcome to the club of the persecuted!” a beaming Mr Correa[President of Ecuador]told the grinning Australian. ...on Mr Assange’s Russian television chat show in May, the Ecuadorean discussed at great length his resentment of American“imperialism”, and his vehement dislike of big business, media barons and “elites”. ..........Mr Assange nodded knowingly....... The two men laughed and joked as they congratulated each other on their pariah status. ......On Thursday, Mr Correa’s government announced...
  • BEHIND THE ECUADORIAN DECISION TO GRANT ASSANGE ASYLUM:

    08/18/2012 7:56:52 AM PDT · by Renfield · 19 replies
    Gizadeathstar.com ^ | 8-18-2012 | Joseph P. Farrell
    BEHIND THE ECUADORIAN DECISION TO GRANT ASSANGE ASYLUM: A LONG HISTORY OF ECONOMIC RAPE AT THE HANDS OF THE FINANCIAL POWERS OF THE WEST Two days ago – that is to say, Thursday August 16, 2012 – I spoke in my News and Views from the Nefarium about the decision of the Ecuadorian government to grant celebrated (or depending on one’s lights, infamous) Wikileaks founder Julian Assange political asylum in its embassy in London. In that talk, I suggested that the Ecuadorian government and foreign ministry had probably done a bit of shrewd geopolitical calculation, and that there was more...
  • Ethnocentric Studies

    08/17/2012 6:54:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2012 | Mike Adams
    thnocentrism is under-rated. Most college students are exposed to the concept only if they take a course in Introductory Sociology or if they should chose to major in sociology. Even then, the concept of ethnocentrism is presented as an evil to be extinguished by fostering the value of anti-ethnocentrism. For those who are not well-versed in the language of sociology, ethnocentrism refers to the tendency to judge other cultures by the standards of one’s own culture. Since this is a natural human tendency, the task of fostering anti-ethnocentrism is difficult, to say the least. But it is also self-defeating. Technically...
  • VANITY: How can Julian Assange get himself out of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London?

    08/16/2012 12:06:45 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 52 replies
    self ^ | 8/16/12
    Hot Air Balloon? Crane? Balloon Boy-style saucer/balloon? Thoughts?