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  • Alabama Joins Wave of States Banning Foreign Laws

    11/05/2014 12:21:12 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    Governing ^ | 11-4-2014 | LIZ FARMER
    Alabama has become the seventh state to ban Sharia law via a ballot measure that prohibits its courts from considering foreign, international or religious law. Tuesday night, the ballot measure, called the “American and Alabama Laws and Alabama Courts Amendment,” passed overwhelmingly with 72 percent of voters in support. The ban clarifies the state constitution to say that other state laws or foreign law cannot be used in ways that violate state law or rights under the Alabama Constitution or the U.S. Constitution. In 2012, an unsuccessful ballot measure, also proposed by Republican state Sen. Gerald Allen, would have explicitly banned...
  • State Department Plans To Bring Foreign Ebola Patients To U.S. (Infected Doctors & Medical Aides)

    10/28/2014 5:44:12 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-28-2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Stephen DinanThe Washington TimesOctober 28, 2014 The State Department has quietly made plans to bring Ebola-infected doctors and medical aides to the U.S. for treatment, according to an internal department document that argued the only way to get other countries to send medical teams to West Africa is to promise the U.S. will be the world’s medical backstop. Some countries “are implicitly or explicitly waiting for medevac assurances” before they will agree to send their own medical teams to join U.S. and U.N. aid workers on the ground, the State Department argues in the undated four-page memo, which was reviewed...
  • JIMMY CARTER: 'I Could Have Wiped Iran Off The Map'

    10/01/2014 1:35:34 PM PDT · by illiac · 69 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/29/2014 | Hunter Wlaker
    Former President Jimmy Carter marked his 90th birthday Wednesday with a lengthy interview on CNBC Meets where he discussed his one term in office and the one thing he would have handled differently — the Iran Hostage Crisis. Carter suggested Operation Eagle Claw, a failed 1980 attempt to rescue the hostages taken by Iranian revolutionaries at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, could have been successful if he committed one more helicopter to the mission. "I think I would have been re-elected easily if I had been able to rescue our hostages from the Iranians," said Carter. "And everybody asks me...
  • Saying ‘no’ to undocumented kids lands town in hot water

    10/01/2014 2:45:29 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 21 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | September 30, 2014 | Kathryn Watson
    One small Virginia town is the target of a racial discrimination complaint from a fair housing group and a shuttered college, the potential beneficiary of a plan to house minors who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Word broke this summer the federal government — at the original suggestion of Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources Bill Hazel and Secretary of Education Anne Holton — was pursuing a contract with the closed St. Paul’s College in Lawrenceville to house what could be hundreds of immigrants.(snip) Now, the private St. Paul’s College — which would have received a much-needed $160,000 a...
  • Exclusive: America’s Allies Almost Bombed in Syrian Airstrikes

    09/30/2014 12:51:59 PM PDT · by illiac · 10 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 9/30/14 | Josh Rogin
    The White House says it wants to work with Syria’s moderate rebels. But warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition came awfully close to striking one of their HQs. Last week, an airstrike from the American-led coalition nearly hit a command-and-control facility affiliated with the Free Syrian Army, the moderate rebels the Obama administration says are America’s “boots on the ground,” according to two opposition leaders. They are asking the Obama administration to please coordinate with them in the future before America bombs its only allies in Syria. Since U.S. airstrikes against ISIS in Syria began on Sept. 22, there has been...
  • Obama Offers Climate Change Help to Other Nations

    09/23/2014 9:16:12 AM PDT · by illiac · 10 replies
    ABC Snooze ^ | 9/23/14 | Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama is pledging new U.S. help for other nations struggling to address global warming, as heads of state from around the world converge for a major summit on climate change. Obama will use his speech at a U.N. summit Tuesday to announce plans to sign an executive order requiring the U.S. government to take climate change into account when it spends money overseas to help poorer countries, the White House said. The U.S. will also offer vulnerable communities abroad new tools to address the effects of climate change through science and technology. The measures join a host of...
  • Burgers via call center? Jack in the Box...outsourcing fast-food orders.

    09/08/2014 12:53:05 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 41 replies
    The Christian Underground ^ | n.d. | Craig Portwood
    Burgers via call center? Jack in the Box in Charlotte North Carolina testing process of outsourcing fast-food orders. That crackling voice taking your order at a fast-food drive-through may come from a lot farther away than the restaurant: Try Texas, or even overseas. San Diego-based Jack in the Box has tested outsourced drive-through order-taking since mid-2008 at seven of its 30 Charlotte-area restaurants. Spokeswoman Kathleen Anthony declined to specify the locations, though workers at the Cotswold restaurant in Charlotte recently said their restaurant uses the system. The technology is intended to improve speed, accuracy and service, freeing up restaurant employees...
  • Foreign Powers Buy Influence at [Liberal] Think Tanks

    09/07/2014 5:26:19 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 6, 2014 | ERIC LIPTON, BROOKE WILLIAMS and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    The agreement signed last year by the Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs was explicit: For $5 million, Norway’s partner in Washington would push top officials at the White House, at the Treasury Department and in Congress to double spending on a United States foreign aid program. But the recipient of the cash was not one of the many Beltway lobbying firms that work every year on behalf of foreign governments. It was the Center for Global Development, a nonprofit research organization, or think tank, one of many such groups in Washington that lawmakers, government officials and the news media have...
  • A portrait of Federica Mogherini, the EU's next foreign policy chief

    08/30/2014 3:29:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Guardian ^ | 30/8/14 | Lizzy Davies
    In late November 2012, while Matteo Renzi was making an ill-fated bid for leadership of the Italian centre-left, a young MP from his Democratic Party (PD) piped up on Twitter to remark: "OK, Renzi has quite a lot to learn about foreign policy … He won't make the pass mark, I fear #thirdgrade." When he won the PD primaries the following winter, Renzi – canny as ever – hired his sharp-tongued critic as the party's spokesperson on Europe and international affairs. Once prime minister, he ushered her into the top job at Italy's foreign office. Now, the shoe is firmly...
  • The establishment’s fear of the truth empowers Obama

    07/28/2014 7:27:42 AM PDT · by Security Mom 08 · 10 replies
    http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/ ^ | July 28, 2014 | Colonel LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD (ret)
    What would happen if Americans learned that Barack Obama is not just an individual with a history of radical, anti-American associations, but an illegal President and an unindicted felon? http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/the-establishments-fear-of-the-truth-empowers-obama?f=must_reads
  • Aid to Africa: donations from west mask '$60bn looting' of continent

    07/16/2014 5:34:29 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 13 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 15 July 2014 | Mark Anderson
    Western countries are using aid to Africa as a smokescreen to hide the "sustained looting" of the continent as it loses nearly $60bn a year through tax evasion, climate change mitigation, and the flight of profits earned by foreign multinational companies, a group of NGOs has claimed. Although sub-Saharan Africa receives $134bn each year in loans, foreign investment and development aid, research released on Tuesday by a group of UK and Africa-based NGOs suggests that $192bn leaves the region, leaving a $58bn shortfall.
  • Barack Obama’s Foreign Invasion Of U.S. About To Hit Critical Mass In California Community

    07/06/2014 8:38:40 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 95 replies
    Liberty News ^ | 07-06-2014 | Eric Odom
    If you haven’t been paying attention to what’s been going on in Murrieta, California, you need to know that what’s about to go down is bigger than the Cliven Bundy vs. the fed showdown. It’s bigger than pretty much any federal government vs. American citizen showdown fight we’ve seen since Barack Obama took office.
  • Mind your own business, Venezuela foreign minister tells Kerry

    05/26/2014 2:18:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/26/14 | Alexandra Ulmer
    CARACAS- Venezuela´s foreign minister on Monday rebuked his U.S. counterpart, John Kerry, for criticizing the handling of street protests and reiterated accusations Washington wants to topple the socialist government. In the U.S. government´s strongest comments since demonstrations began in February, Kerry said last week that Venezuela´s government had shown "total failure" of good faith in now-suspended talks to stem the unrest. In Venezuela´s worst violence in a decade, 42 people have died during months of daily protests demanding President Nicolas Maduro´s departure and solutions to economic hardships.
  • Obama To Outline More Limited Approach To Foreign Policy

    05/26/2014 8:51:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/26/14 | Staff
    WASHINGTON — Confronting critics of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama will soon outline a strategy for his final years in office that aims to avoid overreach as the second of the two wars he inherited comes to a close. (snip)Criticism over Obama has only mounted over the past year following Obama’s decision to pull back a military strike in Syria and his inability to stop Russia from annexing territory from Ukraine. A White House official said Obama would specifically address both situations, as well as the status of ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran. The president is also expected to...
  • Christie's foreign policy speech criticized by NJ Republican senator

    05/19/2014 6:19:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | Matt Friedman
    Gov. Chris Christie’s foreign policy speech Sunday night is facing some criticism at home — from a fellow Republican. State Sen. Michael Doherty (R-Warren), one of the most conservative New Jersey lawmakers, said Christie’s vision for America’s role in the world is unsustainable. “During his speech yesterday, Governor Christie advocated for an aggressive, interventionist foreign policy,” Doherty wrote in an email to the Star-Ledger. “He sounds like a Woodrow Wilson progressive who is out of step with the views of the American people.”
  • India opposition wins landslide, early tally shows

    05/16/2014 12:46:18 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 5 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | May 16, 2016 | AP News
    NEW DELHI (AP) — Opposition leader Narendra Modi won India's election by a landslide Friday, according to preliminary results that showed his party easily driving out the long-dominant Congress party in the most commanding election victory India has seen in more than a quarter century.
  • U S Govt. Promotes Islam in Czechoslovakia

    04/15/2014 4:32:47 PM PDT · by Don Corleone · 13 replies
    Critics say the project's underlying objective is to convert non-Muslim children to Islam by bringing proselytizing messages into public schools under the guise of promoting multiculturalism and fighting "Islamophobia." The group recently ran an advertisement promising to pay 250 Czech korunas ($13 dollars) to any student aged 15 to 18 years who would attend a two hour presentation about Islam. More recently, Muslims in the Czech Republic have tried to ban a book they say is Islamophobic, and have filed a ten-page criminal complaint against its formerly-Muslim author. The Czech government has approved a new project aimed at promoting Islam...
  • Foreign Ministry workers announce general strike: 103 embassies shut down

    03/23/2014 8:07:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Ynet. ^ | 3/23/14 | Attila Somfalvi
    The Foreign Ministry's workers union has called for a general strike Sunday as part of an ongoing labor dispute. All 103 of Israel's embassies, consulates, and diplomatic delegations across the world will be closed, including the ministry's headquarters in Jerusalem. The workers union added that Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman will not be able to enter his office. The Foreign Ministry's employees have been engaged in a struggle to improve their working conditions for more than a year, and the struggle has led them to lock horns with the Finance Ministry, whom they claim refuses to acknowledge diplomats' rights and improve...
  • Selfskies from the frontline: People of the Crimea pose up with the masked Russian invaders

    03/03/2014 3:48:54 PM PST · by kronos77 · 31 replies
    In one photograph captioned 'sweetest guys' a woman stands alongside a soldier armed with a gun In another a mother smiles intently for the camera with her two children while posing next to an armed guard The pictures have appeared on the photo sharing network Instagram Ukraine has put its military on high alert and appealed for international help By TARA BRADY PUBLISHED: 03:26 GMT, 3 March 2014 | UPDATED: 17:15 GMT, 3 March 2014 439 shares 191View comments People in Crimea have been captured taking selfies with Russian masked gunmen as Ukraine is on the brink of war. In...
  • Winston Churchill answers Obama

    02/08/2014 5:54:12 PM PST · by Innovative · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Feb 8, 2014 | James Lewis
    Obama truly is not like us; his beliefs are utterly alien to our political tradition. That is why this administration violates all the rules. It is not an accident. It is simply who they are. The act of sending the bust of Churchill back to Britain signaled Obama's hatred for the Anglo-American political tradition, including the US Constitution. In Russia, Putin has introduced a 14% flat tax, and is boosting traditional morality. Only Obama still harbors that old post-colonial rage against white imperialists, which is why he can't tell the difference between murderous terror gangs and democratic revolutions.
  • Kerry to Israeli critics: I’ve been ‘attacked before by people using real bullets’

    02/06/2014 12:24:41 PM PST · by illiac · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/6/14 | Jamie Weinstein
    John Kerry invoked his Vietnam War service to push back against an Israeli cabinet member who criticized his recent comments on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. During a security conference in Munich last weekend, Kerry suggested that if his Israeli-Palestinian peace effort fails, there could be serious consequences for Israel.
  • Can anyone recommend any good books on American foreign policy?

    02/05/2014 7:55:55 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 22 replies
    February 5, 2014 | Ennis85
    About a year ago, I posted a thread asking for recommendations for good republican memoirs. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2981964/posts Since then I've complied quite a reading list. Going on the recommendations that were given to me(which I'm pretty grateful for), I got a few Richard Nixon books(No more Vietnams, The real war, Leaders) George Bush and Dick Cheney's books and others. I'm still to get through the last two, but I've finished reading through No more Vietnams and currently getting through the other Nixon books. But No more Vietnams really quite impressed me by how well detailed and informative it was and this...
  • GAI report exposes Obama campaign accepting foreign donations

    01/28/2014 3:35:19 PM PST · by yoe · 16 replies
    Examiner ^ | October 8, 2012 | Christopher Collins
    Two days ago, the Paulding County Republican Examiner (reported) on a new Obama scandal that was emerging over the weekend that the Obama campaign was accepting illegal overseas donations and that the report would be released by an unnamed tax payer watch group. This morning, the non-partisan group, (Government Accountability Institute) (GAI) released its 108 page report, the first ever analysis of election campaign donations issues called, “America the Vulnerable: Are Foreign and Fraudulent Online Campaign Contributions Influencing U.S. Elections?” raises indications the Obama campaign has potentially violated federal election law by failing to prevent the use of fraudulent or...
  • US Foreign Policy Hits New Lows After Israel Mocks John Kerry; Update - Israel Apologizes

    01/14/2014 4:52:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 1/14/14 | Tyler Durden
      Update: it was inevitable. Israel has apologized:  Barak Ravid@BarakRavid Follow BREAKING: Israel MoD Yaalon apologizes for his statements against SecState Kerry 1:28 PM - 14 Jan 2014   Just when you thought US foreign policy under John Kerry couldn't plumb new lows, here comes Israel, mocking... John Kerry.   Richard Engel        ✔ @RichardEngel Follow Yaalon quoted by "Yediot Aharonot" saying: only thing that could "save" #Israel is for Kerry to win Nobel Peace Prize and "leave us alone." But it wasn't Israel's mocking of Kerry that was embarrassing: after Syria, Israel is hardly a big fan of Hillary's replacement who...
  • 'Fight terrorists until full elimination': Putin changes New Year address after Volgograd

    01/01/2014 3:11:33 AM PST · by kronos77 · 11 replies
    The deadly suicide attacks in Volgograd forced Vladimir Putin to make changes to his traditional New Year address, with the Russian President promising to wage “a confident, tough and consistent” war on terror until total victory. “The inhumane terrorist acts in Volgograd” were among the biggest challenges Russia faced in 2013, the Putin said in his address to the nation, broadcast minutes before the New Year. “In the time of challenges Russia always stood united and solid,” he stressed. At least 34 people have lost their lives and over 80 injured in two suicide blasts in Russia’s southern city of...
  • Report: U.S. Air Force general drank too much, fraternized with foreign women in Moscow

    12/19/2013 7:48:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/19/13 | Craig Whitlock
    An Air Force general in charge of nuclear weapons repeatedly drank too much and behaved like a boor last summer during an official trip to Moscow, where he insulted his Russian hosts and hung out with two suspicious women he met at a hotel bar, according to an investigative report released Thursday. Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, who was commander of the Air Force´s arsenal of land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles, “acted in a manner that exceeded the limits of accepted standards of good conduct” during a four-day visit to Moscow in July, according to an investigation conducted by the Air Force
  • Livni blocks bill limiting foreign gov't donations to far-left NGOs

    12/15/2013 11:32:13 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 15/12/13 | Lahav Harkov
    Justice Minister Tzipi Livni appealed a bill declaring donations to anti-Israel non-governmental organizations from foreign governments no longer exempt from tax, after it was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday. Eight ministers from Likud, Yisrael Beytenu and Bayit Yehudi approved the bill in the ministerial committee, while Hatnua and Yesh Atid ministers voted against it. The legislation proposed by Bayit Yehudi faction chairwoman Ayelet Shaked and MK Robert Ilatov (Likud Beytenu) amends the Income Tax Law so that NGOs will have to pay 45 percent tax on donations from foreign governments if the organization or members of...
  • Schizophrenic' US foreign policy pushing Arab states toward Russia, Bahrain warns

    12/08/2013 6:47:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12/8/13 | Con Coughlin
    America’s “schizophrenic” approach to the Middle East could result in many key Arab states deciding to align themselves more closely with Russia, the rulers of Bahrain warned on Sunday. In an exclusive interview with The Telegraph, Sheikh Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa, the Crown Prince of Bahrain, warned that Barack Obama´s administration would lose influence in the region if it persisted with what a “transient and reactive” foreign policy. There has been a sharp rise in tensions between Washington and several major Arab states in the wake of last month’s controversial interim agreement with Iran over its nuclear programme.
  • Putin earns 9th-degree blackbelt, now tougher than Chuck Norris

    11/14/2013 7:31:10 AM PST · by kronos77 · 34 replies
    He’s already been deemed more powerful than President Obama — and now, he’s even tougher than Chuck Norris. Russian leader Vladimir Putin, on a visit to South Korea, was honored with a ninth-degree black belt from the president of the World Taekwondo Federation — ranking him a notch higher than Norris. Putin, a martial-arts enthusiast, was humbled by the honor. “I’m not sure if I deserve this,” said Putin, a former KGB agent, after receiving the honor. “Let’s call it our campaign to popularize this wonderful martial art. Russia will do its best to contribute to its popularity at home.”...
  • It’s over. End Oslo and kick the PLO/PA out

    11/14/2013 1:05:13 AM PST · by Never A Dull Moment · 3 replies
    Israpundit ^ | November 14, 2013 | Ted Belman
    Eden Atias, z”l. Murdered by an Arab terrorist. Yet another Israeli Jew was murdered today by a Palestinian terrorist. Eden Atias was stabbed to death while he slept on a bus near the Afula bus station.
  • TruNews: Broadcast for Monday, October 21, 2013

    10/21/2013 9:04:07 PM PDT · by Errant · 13 replies
    TruNews ^ | 21 October, 2013 | Rick Wiles
    Until recently, TRUNEWS knew Dr. James Garrow as the founder of the Pink Pagoda organization which rescues baby girls from government sanctioned infanticide in China. Now, Mr. Garrow has revealed himself as a former U.S. Intelligence operative with first-hand knowledge that the deaths of Andrew Brietbart, Michael Hastings, and now Tom Clancy were the result of interconnected attempts to expose Barack Obama as a foreign Saudi plant – a fact that that Mr. Garrow says is common knowledge among intelligence communities throughout the world.
  • 'Made in America' revival gathers pace

    09/24/2013 7:23:30 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 40 replies
    CNN Money ^ | September 24 2013 | Virginia Harrison
  • Kerry to Meet Iran's Foreign Minister

    09/23/2013 4:28:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    inn ^ | 9/23/13 | Elad Benari
    In what will be the highest-level talks between the United States and Iran since the 1979 revolution, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Iran's foreign minister on Thursday, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes has confirmed. Kerry and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will join their counterparts from the six major powers that are negotiating to contain Iran's nuclear policy, reported USA Today. "We welcome Iran engaging seriously through that process given that it represents the international community's commitment to holding Iran accountable, but also being open to a diplomatic resolution," Rhodes said. The meeting was initially...
  • Foreign policy - "CIA Files Prove America helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran"- Rick Francona refutes

    08/27/2013 7:04:43 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 2 replies
    Middle East perspectives by Rick Francona ^ | AUGUST 26, 2013 | Rick Francona
    The recent article in the magazine Foreign policy ,Exclusive: CIA Files Prove America Helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran, both quotes me and attributes things to me that are inaccurate or taken out of context. While trying to correct already published articles in widely-read publications is akin to unringing a bell, I think it important to respond to correct and clarify words and actions attributed to me. While the article is technically truthful, it is nuanced and written to portray a cavalier attitude among the participants in several foreign policy initiative and intelligence operations during the last full year of...
  • Obama has made no decision on Syria: Carney

    08/27/2013 10:56:15 AM PDT · by illiac · 31 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 8/27/13 | MarketWatch
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) – President Barack Obama has made no decision on the proper response to the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday. The president is still consulting with allies and members of Congress, Carney said.
  • Russian lawmaker is Putin's conservative champion

    08/09/2013 4:50:20 AM PDT · by don-o · 22 replies
    AP via ABC ^ | August 9, 2013 | LAURA MILLS
    She has the sober demeanor and tightly wound bun of a boarding school headmistress. And she's Vladimir Putin's new morality crusader, spearheading efforts to curb gay rights, punish online cursing and impose a tax on divorce. Yelena Mizulina, a member of parliament, has used her position as the head of the Committee on Family, Women and Children to author increasingly conservative laws, including a ban on homosexual "propaganda" that went into force last month.
  • McAuliffe’s GreenTech Ducked SEC Regulation

    07/01/2013 11:21:43 AM PDT · by em2vn · 7 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 06-26-13 | staff
    Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s GreenTech Automotive took advantage of a loophole that allowed the company an exemption from Securities Exchange Commission regulation.
  • US threatened by Russia's Christianity

    If you ever wonder why the weasel west media always calls Putin a dictator or demonizes him, just look at what has been happening recently. By watching the US news last week one would think all of America has turned gay with the Supreme Court ruling on married same-sex couples. The New York Times called it a, "major victories for the gay rights movement". Some even compare it to racial equality. If Putin was the dictator the West claims, the new law that defends Christianity would have been in effect immediately after the pussy riot blasphemy which happened last year....
  • Google Maps for Spying

    06/26/2013 3:05:42 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 22 replies
    Google Maps ^ | 6/26/13 | Internet
    Google launched a new Maps product with STUNNING resolution today. A lot of sleuthing and spying needs to be done, and coordinates are needed for points of interest (POI) Please post interesting points' GPS coordinates. You can Paste these into Google Maps and hit search and then zoom in as far as you can go.
  • NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

    06/06/2013 3:22:23 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6-5-2013 | Glenn Greenwald
    Exclusive: Top secret court order requiring Verizon to hand over all call data shows scale of domestic surveillance under Obama The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms providers, under a top secret court order issued in April. The order, a copy of which has been obtained by the Guardian, requires Verizon on an "ongoing, daily basis" to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the US and between the US and other countries. The document shows for the first...
  • State Dept: No Active Al Qaeda, Hezbollah Terror Cells in Western Hemisphere

    06/03/2013 6:59:49 AM PDT · by illiac · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/3/13 | Meredith Dake
    A new report on world international terrorism activities released by the State Department asserts that there were "no known operational cells" of Al Qaeda or Hezbollah in the Western Hemisphere during the year 2012. This is despite the report acknowledging Iran's increased presence in the hemisphere along with the country's "marked resurgence" of sponsored terrorism. The State Department released the "Country Reports on Terrorism 2012" late last week which details the United States' assessment of terrorism and counter-terrorism activities in countries around the globe. The Department detailed Iran's "marked resurgence" of terrorism saying:
  • '3 explosions heard in Tehran near missile facility'

    05/07/2013 9:36:38 AM PDT · by illiac · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/7/13 | JP Post Staff
    Three explosions were heard in western Tehran on Tuesday, in an area where Iran carries out missile research and storage, according to a Tweet by a BBC Persian journalist. It was not immediately clear if there were injuries or damage in the incident. In January, both Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency denied reports that a blast had hit the Fordow underground uranium enrichment center near Qom.
  • N. Korea approves nuclear strike on US

    04/03/2013 1:05:52 PM PDT · by illiac · 186 replies
    AFP ^ | 4/3/13 | AFP
    SEOUL — The North Korean army said Thursday it had final approval to launch "merciless" military strikes on the United States, involving the possible use of "cutting-edge" nuclear weapons. In a statement published by the official KCNA news agency, the General Staff of the Korean People's Army (KPA) said it was formally informing Washington that reckless US threats would be "smashed by... cutting-edge smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear strike means". "The merciless operation of (our) revolutionary armed forces in this regard has been finally examined and ratified," the statement said.
  • EXPOSED! Al Jazeera Ignores Foreign Agent Act

    02/17/2013 10:46:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/13/13 | OccupyBawlStreet·
    Explains how Al Jazeera English is violating U.S. law by not registering as "Foreign Agent"
  • Is Chuck roast? Hagel refuses to disclose foreign funding sources

    02/06/2013 9:57:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/6/13 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Will this finally be enough to break the Obama administration's hold over Senate Democrats when it comes to the Hagel nomination? Chuck Hagel has refused to disclose to the Senate Armed Services Committee the sources of his foreign funding over the last five years. Is Chuck roast? (Hat Tip: Noah P). Republican members of the committee asked Hagel last week for information on whether any of the organizations received funding from any foreign government, individual, or corporation — a request he declined late Tuesday in a letter citing confidentiality agreements. "[T]he information you seek is legally controlled by the individual...
  • Harry Reid expresses ‘confidence’ Sen. Menendez ‘did nothing wrong’

    02/03/2013 11:18:13 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 3, 2013 at 9:30 am | Sean Sullivan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) defended Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) Sunday, expressing confidence his Democratic colleague who has come under scrutiny from the Senate Ethics panel didn’t do anything wrong. -snip Menendez is the incoming chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Reid said he didn’t see any problem with Menendez serving in that role while under investigation.
  • Can anyone recommend any good republican memoirs?

    01/25/2013 4:07:07 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 45 replies
    Ennis85
    Hi, I'm interested in reading about American politics and for a while I've been reading through Henry Kissinger's memoirs. I have to say they're a bloody good read, there are 3 volumes of them and well over a thousand pages each. They're pretty well written, rich in detail and he does defend himself well. So they made me want to look for more books with regards to republican policy throughout American history,thinking maybe there are some that could rival Kissinger. So basically I'm asking if anyone can recommend any decent books by republicans. I don't care if they're from the...
  • Report: Billions in Green Energy Stimulus Funding Given to Foreign Corporations

    01/18/2013 11:01:47 AM PST · by lbryce · 1 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 18, 2013 | Michael Bastasch
    A congressional report found that foreign companies have been large beneficiaries of stimulus funds and received billions of dollars funds meant to promote green energy development and create jobs in the United States. The House Energy and Commerce Committee staff examined Treasury Department data and found that nearly one-quarter of the $16 billion in Section 1603 green energy grants went to a handful of large European and Asian renewable energy companies. “Billions of dollars have filled the coffers of overseas firms while the evidence of the promised permanent jobs and economic growth here in the United States is scarce,” reads...
  • Mexicans sign petition for U.S. gun control

    01/15/2013 7:59:52 AM PST · by AuntB · 49 replies
    http://www.whptv.com/news/world/story/Mexicans-sign-petition-for-U-S-gun-control/c3oLDyvpy0mJUgXuDEB | Jan. 14, 2013 | whptv
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  • Why Did A Train Carrying Biofuel Cross The Border 24 Times And Never Unload?

    01/02/2013 3:27:54 PM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 31 replies
    Zerohedge.com ^ | Jan 2, 2013 | Tyler Durden
    Wondering why rail traffic has been somewhat surprisingly consistent despite uncertainty? Concerned at government's tenticular reach into each and every aspect of our lives? This somewhat stunning anecdotal report from OilPrice.com might shed some light: A cargo train filled with biofuels crossed the border between the US and Canada 24 times between the 15th of June and the 28th of June 2010; not once did it unload its cargo, yet it still earned millions of dollars... The companies “made several million dollars importing and exporting the fuel to exploit a loophole in a U.S. green energy program.” Each time the...