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  • International Renaissance Foundation/ Open Society Foundations (OSF) [Ukraine] (George Soros...

    04/15/2014 1:35:06 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    The International Renaissance Foundation's mission is to foster an open, participatory, plaurlist society based on democratic values in Ukraine...
  • It's not Russia that is destabilising Ukraine

    04/08/2014 2:26:00 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 6 replies
    The Gaurdian ^ | 4-7-2014 | Sergri Lavrov
    The profound and pervasive crisis in Ukraine is a matter of grave concern for Russia. We understand perfectly well the position of a country which became independent just over 20 years ago and still faces complex tasks in constructing a sovereign state. Among them is the search for a balance of interests among its various regions, the peoples of which have different historical and cultural roots, speak different languages and have different perspectives on their past and present, and their country's future place in the world. Given these circumstances, the role of external forces should have been to help Ukrainians...
  • The Political Party Elites Have Spoken: It’s Bush vs. Clinton in 2016

    03/31/2014 9:36:59 AM PDT · by yoe · 167 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 31, 2014 | Ron Rodash
    I have no objections to Jeb Bush running for president. He obviously has a wide appeal as a potential candidate. With a Mexican wife, and as a man who speaks fluent Spanish, he would be able to increase the Hispanic vote in the GOP column. On the other hand, many in the Republican base find his position on immigration untenable, and would fight him tooth and nail during primary season. He is also a serious advocate of education reform. His support of Common Core, however, will also find many who are in the conservative ranks objecting, since they fear that...
  • Yushchenko, hero of Ukraine’s Orange Revolution warns Europe that Putin won’t stop at Crimea

    03/28/2014 6:34:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 3-27-14 | Mathew Schofield
    KIEV, Ukraine — To Viktor Yushchenko, the man at the heart of Ukraine’s Orange Revolution a decade ago, March 2014 looks a lot like August 1939. Europe, once again, is at war. But Europe is also, once again, refusing to realize it and react. Yushchenko, the former Ukrainian president who has spent much of his political life at odds with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and incurred his wrath, says there should not be any doubt about what is going on: Putin’s Russia has been waging economic and information war on his country for years. It has now added a territorial...
  • Glenn Beck says he prayed to God for Vladmir Putin to die

    03/27/2014 6:14:25 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 102 replies
    upi ^ | March 26, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    During a rant on his radio show Tuesday, Glenn Beck told his audience that he prayed to God that Russian President Vladimir Putin would die. It sounds harsh, but Beck seems to believe that what Putin is doing in Russia essentially amounts to starting World War III. As part of his outburst, Beck also mentioned that the unrest in Russia would soon spread to Europe. “I’ve never prayed for the Lord to take anybody before, but I have started praying with my family last night that the Lord calls Mr. Putin home soon,” Beck said. One of the ways that...
  • Deflating Russia Can Be Done

    03/23/2014 12:52:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Maarch 23, 2014 | Larry Kudlow
    resident Obama has ramped up his second round of economic and financial sanctions on Russia, and on Vladimir Putin in particular. Some of this is already working. But if anybody believes it will be easy to financially deflate Russia, they better think again. Russia holds $132 billion of U.S. Treasury securities. That's a big number, and it could be sold in the event of financial warfare. That won't kill the United States. But it will undoubtedly cause interest rates to rise. Would Putin spend it all? Who knows? His central bank just spent $50 billion to defend a sinking ruble,...
  • Does Russia or Iran pose greater danger to world peace?

    03/23/2014 8:30:57 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 26 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Sat Mar 22 2014 | Tony Burman
    While Vladimir Putin's actions in Crimea are worthy of international censure, a more imminent threat to world peace is impasse over Iran. There has been a sense in recent days that this was no ordinary week in the life of the planet. Our already bloodstained 21st-century history — unfolding once again in uncertain and threatening ways — seemed to be opening a new chapter. Two events last Tuesday in world capitals more than 2,000 kilometres apart best symbolized this. But which of these events do you think poses the greatest potential danger to world peace? In Moscow, a preening, self-satisfied...
  • Tony Blair handed Ł3m slice of Barack Obama’s aid for Africans

    03/23/2014 8:04:05 AM PDT · by opentalk · 8 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | March 23, 2014 | Mathew Holehouse, Edward Malnick
    Tony Blair is celebrating another multi-million pound contract after his charity secured a key deal with the US government. This time, the former prime minister’s Africa Governance Initiative (AGI) has won a Ł3.3 million contract to play a key role in Barack Obama’s flagship African aid programme.… It is thought to be the third grant obtained by Mr Blair’s charity from USAID. The body was, until last February, overseen by Hillary Clinton, who, along with her husband Bill, the former US president, is a close friend of Mr Blair and his wife, Cherie.
  • Council on Foreign Relations Caught Lying About Cuba-North Korea Arms Smuggling

    03/22/2014 6:50:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Back in July a North Korean ship trying to sneak military contraband through the Panama Canal after leaving Havana was stopped on a tip by Panamanian authorities. Well, wha-da-ya know?! The ship, named the Chon-Chon Gang, was found to be crammed with missiles and mucho military contraband from terror-sponsoring Cuba. Nuke-rattling North Korea has been under a UN arms embargo since 2006, by the way. At first, Cuban terror-sponsoring dictator Raul Castro tried threatening the Panamanian authorities behind the scenes to keep the issue mum, or at least parrot their version of the scam. But Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli scoffed...
  • Pat Buchanan Asks: Is Putin the Irrational One?

    03/18/2014 8:53:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/18/2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Vladimir Putin seems to have lost touch with reality, Angela Merkel reportedly told Barack Obama after speaking with the Russian president. He is "in another world." "I agree with what Angela Merkel said ... that he is in another world," said Madeleine Albright, "It doesn't make any sense." John Kerry made his contribution to the bonkers theory by implying that Putin was channeling Napoleon: "You don't just, in the 21st century, behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on a completely trumped-up pretext." Now that Putin has taken Crimea without firing a shot, and 95 percent of a...
  • Obama imposes sanctions on Russian officials, ousted Ukrainian president

    03/17/2014 9:02:48 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 105 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 17, 2014
    KIEV, Ukraine— Obama on Monday imposed sanctions on 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials blamed for Russia's military incursion into Crimea, including two top aides to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The sanctions were the most visible sign of U.S. anger at Russia's attempt to absorb the Crimea region of southern Ukraine, reflecting the deepest plunge in U.S.-Russian relations since the Cold War. The sanctions came in an executive order signed by Obama a day after a Crimea referendum on Sunday aimed at allowing Russia to annex the autonomous region, a vote that the United States says was illegal and would never...
  • McCain Blasts Obama For 'Timid' Response to Russia

    03/17/2014 10:36:45 AM PDT · by McGruff · 76 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 17th 2014 | Carrie Dann
    Sen. John McCain blasted the "timidity" of the Obama administration’s sanctions on Russian officials Monday, saying that the White House needs a "fundamental reassessment" of the relationship between the United States and Russian President Vladimir Putin. "This president’s response – I don’t know how it could have been weaker, besides doing nothing," McCain said during an appearance on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports. The Arizona Republican said that Putin is likely "encouraged by the absolute timidity" of the U.S. reaction to Russia's incursion into Crimea. "I don’t know when the president and his advisers are going to wake up to what...
  • John Kerry To Explain Where The New Red Line Is - Live Feed

    03/14/2014 8:32:25 AM PDT · by Errant · 40 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 14 March
    On the heels of yet another multi-hour meeting with Russian foreign minister Lavrov, John Kerry takes to the podium to explain next steps... Live feed at link...
  • As West Dithers With Weak Sanctions, Putin Moves On Ukraine

    03/14/2014 5:38:14 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 14 March 2014 | Editorial
    Ukraine: Two weeks after Russian troops covertly slipped into Crimea and took over, the consequences of U.S. passivity are clear: some 80,000 Russian troops amassing on Ukraine's border, three hours from Kiev. It's no surprise that they should be: The lack of leadership seen from the U.S. and the European Union in these lost days has been read as a green light for Russia to make a final grab for Ukraine.
  • Ukraine issues arrest warrant for missing leader

    02/24/2014 11:29:09 AM PST · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 2/24/14 | Maria Danilova and Yuras Karmanau-AP
    SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s acting government issued an arrest warrant Monday for President Viktor Yanukovych, accusing him of mass crimes against the protesters who stood up for months against his rule. Russia sharply questioned its authority, calling it an “armed mutiny.” Yanukovych himself has reportedly fled to the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, a pro-Russian area in Ukraine. Calls are mounting in Ukraine to put Yanukovych on trial, after a tumultuous presidency in which he amassed powers, enriched his allies and family and cracked down on protesters.
  • White House offers US 'support' to Ukraine, on top of possible IMF package

    02/24/2014 3:13:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 24, 2014
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday that the U.S. government is prepared to provide support to Ukraine, under certain conditions, as the country tries to emerge from a bloody power struggle that is still in flux. Carney spoke after Ukraine's acting government issued an arrest warrant for President Viktor Yanukovych, accusing him of mass crimes against the protesters who stood up for months against his rule. Carney said that at this point, Yanukovych's whereabouts have not been confirmed but he is not "actively leading the country."
  • Do all of you want to hit COKE upside their Corporate Heads?

    02/03/2014 12:20:29 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 106 replies
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  • Al Gore once again suggests ‘fertility management’ to fight global warming

    01/28/2014 4:53:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 27, 2014 | Michael Bastasch
    Former Vice President Al Gore raised eyebrows last week when he suggested that “fertility management” was the key to fighting global warming and promoting economic development in poor countries. Gore’s comments drew criticism from free-marketeers who said his remarks amount to “eco-imperialism.” “Gore’s agenda for saving the world from global warming has always included population control,” Myron Ebell, director of global warming and international environmental policy at the free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Advocating population control specifically for Africa is just another form of imperialism. Gore’s eco-imperialism is uncomfortably close to the original racist goals...
  • Mark Levin: Wall Street Journal Poll Showing Shutdown Has Hurt Republicans A "Fraud" (audio)

    10/11/2013 5:16:49 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 26 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 11, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    MARK LEVIN: And you see folks, they all look at this poll, this NBC poll, and this has been all over FOX News today. And unfortunately nobody there reads PJ Media or listens to talk radio or reads the internet, because the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll is a fraud, an absolute fraud. Bryan Preston, he points it out. A sharp reader caught a statistical problem with that much-cited NBC/WSJ poll that shows Republicans are getting whooped in the shutdown. One-in-five respondents work for the federal government, twenty-percent of those polled. And yet in real life, eight-percent work for the federal...
  • Megan Kelly pulls Fox hard left.

    10/07/2013 6:14:08 PM PDT · by ez · 278 replies
    Free republic ^ | 10/7/13 | Ez
    Megan Kelly is off to a rocky start, pulling Fox hard to left, challenging Senator Ted Cruz in much the same way Candy Crowley did at CNN. So far she has quoted polls by Politico and PPP.
  • Boehner: Obama gambling with economy by refusing to talk

    10/07/2013 11:35:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 7, 2013 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Monday that President Obama is putting the economy at risk by refusing to negotiate with Republicans over spending and the debt ceiling. "The president's refusal to negotiate is hurting our economy and putting our country at risk," Boehner said on the House floor. Boehner expressed disbelief at reports that Obama would rather see a debt default than talk to Republicans. "This morning, a senior White House official this morning said that the president would rather default than to sit down and negotiate," he said. "Really?" "The American people expect when their leaders have differences, and...
  • Amnesty is Alive and Well and Moving Forward

    10/06/2013 6:45:22 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 10-6-13 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Lest you mistakenly thought that Amnesty had faded away, no it hasn’t. Marxists and illegal aliens across the US are still pushing it — hard. With the help of Progressives on both sides of the Aisle, from Nancy Pelosi on the Left to Paul Ryan on the Right: Thousands of supporters of an immigration overhaul held rallies on Saturday at more than 150 sites in 40 states, trying to pressure Congress, despite the partisan turmoil in Washington, to focus on passing a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants here illegally. Hoping to display the wide reach of their movement,...
  • Diane Francis’ plan to merge Canada and the United States has many, many problems

    09/28/2013 7:39:36 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 63 replies
    National Post ^ | September 28, 2013 | Jonathan Kay
    Veteran National Post columnist Diane Francis has written 10 books. Merger of the Century: Why Canada and America Should Become One Country is easily her most ambitious. Perhaps a little too ambitious, many readers might conclude. It is also, in a way, her most personal. As an American-born dual citizen, Ms. Francis writes passionately about the many historical and cultural ties that bind her ancestral and adopted countries. Merger of the Century makes the case for erasing the formal distinction between the two entirely. “After all, we’re both melting-pot societies,” she says. So why not turn the whole continent north...
  • Hillary's Benghazi investigator confirms Egypt link

    09/25/2013 5:48:10 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 28 replies
    WND ^ | 9/25/2013 | Aaron Klein
    In a development unreported by news media, the State Department’s lead Benghazi investigator, Thomas Pickering, apparently leaked important classified information at a House hearing last week on the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack. Pickering revealed there is evidence that an Egyptian organization was behind the attack on the U.S. mission that killed U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. He further refused to deny there was a plan to kidnap Stevens. Pickering was the author of the State Department’s 39-page Accountability Review Board report, or ARB, which largely absolved then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other top State officials...
  • Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu would rather go to hell than worship a homophobic God

    07/27/2013 11:15:05 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 78 replies
    News.Com.Au ^ | July 27, 2013 5:20AM | AAP
    <p>SOUTH African peace icon Desmond Tutu says he would rather go to hell than worship a homophobic God, likening the fight against gay prejudice to the anti-apartheid struggle.</p> <p>"I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place," the retired archbishop said at the launch of a United Nations gay equality campaign in Cape Town yesterday.</p>
  • Video: NSA, White House getting worried about defunding vote in House

    07/24/2013 8:35:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/24/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    And they should. CBS reoprts that NSA Director Keith Alexander made an “emergency visit” to Capitol Hill to head off a potentially embarrassing vote to defund his agency’s trawling of phone and Internet records. House Republican leaders allowed a vote on an amendment by Rep. Justin Amash to use the power of the purse to rein in the NSA, and the panic shows that the effort might well succeed in the Senate when the budget comes to the upper chamber: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO With a high-stakes showdown vote looming in the House, White House press secretary Jay...
  • Zimmerman could still be held responsible for Martin's death

    07/14/2013 6:59:27 AM PDT · by Innovative · 139 replies
    CNN ^ | July 14, 2013 | Ben Brumfield
    But a court could still hold him accountable for the death. Two options, however, are available: A civil suit, or a civil rights suit. The NAACP is pushing the U.S. Department of Justice to file a civil rights suit. The Rev. Jesse Jackson told CNN's "New Day" on Sunday that his Rainbow PUSH Coalition also wants the Justice Department to look into possible civil rights violations in the case.
  • KILL THE AMNESTY BILL!!

    07/08/2013 1:30:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 146 replies
    July 8, 2013 | Jim Robinson
    Time to flood their switchboards. Don't let the traitors get away with robbing us of our jobs, destroying our economy, giving up our sovereignty. Kill the amnesty bill before it kills us!! We did it before, we can do it again. KILL THE BILL!!
  • Egypt crisis: Mansour appoints ElBaradei as interim PM

    07/06/2013 12:02:34 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 6 July 2013 Last updated at 14:25 ET
    Leading liberal Egyptian politician Mohamed ElBaradei has been named interim prime minister. He was appointed following crisis talks led by President Adly Mahmud Mansour - three days after the army removed Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi amid growing nationwide unrest. The move has in turn triggered mass unrest by supporters of Mr Morsi. Mr ElBaradei - a former head of the UN's nuclear watchdog - is expected to be sworn in later on Saturday. He and other party leaders attended a meeting called by Mr Mansour on Saturday. Mr ElBaradei leads an alliance of liberal and left-wing parties, the National Salvation...
  • PALIN WARNS HOUSE GOP: DON'T BETRAY WORKING CLASS BY PASSING AMNESTY

    06/29/2013 11:19:18 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 28, 2013 | By Tony Lee
    One day after the Senate passed its immigration reform bill, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin warned the House on Friday to not betray working class Americans by passing a bill that will lower wages and raise unemployment without securing the borders. "Now we turn to watch the House. If they bless this new 'bi-partisan' hyper-partisan devastating plan for amnesty, we’ll know that both private political parties have finally turned their backs on us," Palin wrote in a Facebook post that also urged Americans to read the Breitbart News piece that detailed the importance of the working class vote. "It will...
  • Time to stop arguing about climate change, World Bank says

    06/19/2013 6:59:23 AM PDT · by Toddsterpatriot · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jun 19, 2013 | Nina Chestney
    LONDON, June 19 (Reuters) - The world should stop arguing about whether humans are causing climate change and start taking action to stop dangerous temperature rises, the president of the World Bank said on Wednesday. Kim Jim Yong Kim said there was 97 to 98 percent agreement among scientists that global warming was real and caused by human activity. "If you disagree with the science of human-caused climate change you are not disagreeing that there is anthropogenic climate change. What you are disagreeing with is science itself," Kim told a Thomson Reuters newsmaker event in London.
  • Protesters across globe rally against Monsanto - GMO

    05/26/2013 8:26:53 AM PDT · by opentalk · 144 replies
    Associates Press ^ | May 25, 2013
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said. Organizers said "March Against Monsanto" protests were held in 52 countries and 436 cities, including Los Angeles where demonstrators waved signs that read "Real Food 4 Real People" and "Label GMOs, It's Our Right to Know."… The U.S. Senate this week overwhelmingly rejected a bill that would allow states to require labeling of genetically modified foods.
  • Where is Huma Abedin’s Security Clearance Form?

    05/19/2013 3:12:50 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 25 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | July 31, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    "The State Department says, “Eligibility for access to classified information, commonly known as a security clearance, is granted only to those for whom an appropriate personnel security background investigation has been completed."
  • Senator Cruz: GOP Senators 'Yelled' At Us Over Filibuster Threat (Good going, Ted!!)

    04/30/2013 5:52:13 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 29 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4/30/13
    "We’ve had probably five or six lunches with a bunch of Republican senators standing and looking at Rand and Mike and me and yelling at us at the top of their lungs. I mean really upset. And they said, ‘Look, why did you do this? As a result of this I go home and constituents are yelling at me that I gotta stand on principal.” I’m really not making that up. I don’t even bother to argue with them… But, here was their argument. They said, ‘Before you did this the politics on this were all great. The Dems were...
  • NAU Redux: US Military and Civil Officials Set to Police in Canada

    04/26/2013 2:08:58 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 8 replies
    RCMP grapples with questions of FBI authority in Canada ... In the wake of a dramatic RCMP reveal of two people arrested in Canada in connection with a plot to derail a passenger train, Canadians may have questioned why the United States Department of Homeland Security and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation were involved in the operation. Those who have followed the quiet evolution of Canada-US cross-border policing, however, weren't surprised. Law enforcement agencies in Canada and the US are now working together in an unprecedented way, says the RCMP—and the two countries are hammering out a plan to...
  • DISGRACE: McCain, Graham Slam Paul Filibuster, Call Drone-Kill Concerns ‘Ridiculous’, ‘Offensive’

    03/07/2013 3:50:30 PM PST · by montag813 · 79 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-07-2013 | John Hill
    The Amnesty Twins disgrace themselves yet again.- by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter I am disgusted. John McCain and Lindsey Graham are despicable, and must be run out of office. Here's why. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) led a 13-hour filibuster against the confirmation of CIA nominee John Brennan yesterday, in response to a merely to try and get an answer to a single question for Barack Obama and Eric Holder: “Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on an American soil?” This followed a stunning comment from...
  • Germany initiates gun registry, to barely a peep

    01/19/2013 5:22:56 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, January 19, 2013 | Michael Birnbaum
    Imagine a vast registry that details every legal gun owner in the country, along with information about all of their firearms. Now imagine the gun lobby not making a fuss about it. That’s what has happened in Germany, where a new gun database went into service at the beginning of the year. Until recently, some records were kept on index cards across what used to be 551 separate local registries. Now, law enforcement officials can sit down at their computers and scroll through lists of owners and their guns in seconds. Hunting is popular in Germany, and gun manufacturers are...
  • Mock Disaster Training Exercise in Scioto County (Ohio, Bitter Clinger Villain Scapegoats)

    01/19/2013 6:44:27 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 85 replies
    WSAZ News Channel 3 ^ | January 17, 2013 | Bill Murray
    PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A dead science teacher, weapons of mass destruction, first responders in hazmat suits and the Ohio Army National Guard all near the Municipal Stadium in Portsmouth, Thursday. There's no cause for alarm -- this is just a drill! The mock disaster training exercise is being done with Scioto County first responders and the Ohio Army National Guard 52nd Civil Support Unit. "It's the reality of the world we live in," says Portsmouth Police Chief Bill Raisin. "Don't forget there is such a thing as domestic terrorism. This helps us all be prepared." The make-believe scenario is...
  • Detroit-Windsor Near-Shoring [another facepalm]

    01/14/2013 6:15:59 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 6 replies
    Global Detroit ^ | 1/14/2013 | Global Detroit
    Near-shoring refers to the practice of attracting global businesses to Detroit whose growth and expansion is otherwise hindered by restrictive U.S. immigration laws. American businesses, particularly in industries critical to the new economy, have faced significant hurdles to engaging the world’s most talented workers because of restrictive U.S. immigration laws. Since the H-1B skilled worker visa cap was rolled back to 65,000, the demand by U.S. firms for these visas has far exceeded the supply, usually surpassing the cap only days after the application period is opened. As a result, U.S. firms have been forced to locate facilities in other...
  • The Welcoming Michigan Story [facepalm]

    01/14/2013 5:58:14 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 8 replies
    Welcoming Michigan - Building Immigrant Friendly Communities ^ | 1/14/2013 | Michigan Immigrant Rights Center
    We believe that being welcoming is the right thing to do, but that’s not the whole story. Michigan is the only state that lost population between 2000 and 2010. Considering how high unemployment in Michigan has been, some might say that’s a good thing — fewer people to compete for the jobs we do have. In 2008, the New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan, the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Skillman Foundation commissioned former State Representative Steve Tobocman to explore the idea of immigration as a potential strategy for reinventing the economy of that region. Fewer people to...
  • An Arab-American visits Israel, again (...Jewish state's fate is not in hands of globalists)

    01/09/2013 12:37:01 PM PST · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    WND ^ | January 8, 2013 | Joseph Farah
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah stresses that Jewish state's fate is not in hands of globalists TIBERIAS, Israel – Today I am staying in a kibbutz guest house on the Sea of Galilee – the first day of weeklong trip to the Holy Land. I haven’t been here since 1991. Prior to that, in the 1980s, I had made trips to Israel and other Middle East countries as an Arab-American correspondent for the Hearst Newspapers. This is different. Israel is different. It’s a lot smaller than it was in those days. Slowly but surely, due to relentless Arab pressure and the whining...
  • What IS EPA Chief Lisa Jackson HIDING?

    12/27/2012 12:56:07 PM PST · by opentalk · 40 replies
    Human events ^ | December 26, 2012 | Audrey Hudson
    Lisa Jackson is the boss at one of the most contentious government agencies in the Obama administration and is responsible for numerous controversial actions that will have a significant financial effect on American consumers: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). So it’s no wonder Congress is miffed to discover that her decision-making process on key issues was conducted in the most secretive manner Washington has ever devised—under an alias. Jackson’s secret identity email account name is “Richard Windsor.” The name is part family dog (Richard) and part hometown (East Windsor, N.J.), and it turns out there are at least 12,000 recently...
  • India Slowly Confronts Epidemic Of Missing Children [Forced Labor, Marriage, and Sex]

    09/23/2012 10:55:56 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 23, 2012 | Simon Denyer
    India Slowly Confronts Epidemic Of Missing Children Simon Denyer/The Washington Post - Children rescued from a bangle-making factory in New Delhi after a police raid on Sept.5, 2012. More than 90,000 children go missing in India every year, many of them sold into forced labor on farms and in factories. By Simon Denyer, Published: September 22 NEW DELHI — Every six minutes, a child goes missing in India. They are boys like Irfan, drugged and abducted at the age of 9 by two men on a motorbike as he walked home one day after playing with friends. (Simon Denyer/The Washington...
  • Chaos At The State Dept?

    09/15/2012 9:35:44 AM PDT · by opentalk · 71 replies
    Powerline ^ | Septembe 15, 2012 | Steven Hayward
    I spoke with a well-placed journalist last night whose sources describe the situation at the State Department in one word: “Chaos.” The working assumption is that several American embassies may have been penetrated, or are vulnerable to attack, because so many of them rely on local residents for staff needs at the embassy, and as such may be in a position to breach security if they have been recruited by Al Qaida. ...The consulate in Benghazi was an interim facility, with only a standard door lock for security, and worse, Ambassador Stevens was traveling with only a light security detail,...
  • Romney's Statement On Obama's Amnesty

    06/16/2012 12:00:13 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 96 replies
    Madison Project ^ | 15 June 2012 | Daniel Horowitz
    Romney "agrees" with Rubio. Wants "long term" solution. Full statement in Comments.
  • Obama's Land of the LOST

    05/24/2012 9:39:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    What's green and blue and grabby all over? President Obama's new pressure campaign for Congress to ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). The fight over LOST goes back three decades, when it was first rejected by President Ronald Reagan. He warned that "no national interest of the United States could justify handing sovereign control of two-thirds of the Earth's surface over to the Third World." According to top Reagan officials William Clark and Ed Meese, their boss believed the "central, and abiding, defect" was "its effort to promote global government at the expense of sovereign nation states --...
  • Defeat Law of the Sea Treaty -- Again

    05/16/2012 6:28:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2012 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The stunning repudiation of Sen. Richard Lugar's, R-Ind., bid for a seventh term has sent shock waves through Washington's internationalist lobby. A former Rhodes Scholar, Lugar has spent his career promoting a globalist agenda, since he succeeded the late Jesse Helms as the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. One day after Indiana Republicans handed Lugar his walking papers, an outfit called the Atlantic Council held a forum to promote the discredited Law of the Sea Treaty. As former Republican U.S. Sens. Chuck Hagel and John Warner beamed their approval, Obama's Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta declared that...
  • Is There An Imposter In The White House? An Excerpt from "Hope Is Not A Strategy"

    03/25/2012 1:43:12 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 99 replies · 19+ views
    Forbes ^ | 3-24-12 | John Mariotti
    There is something very wrong when the sitting president refuses to divulge huge pieces of information about his background. What is he hiding? Maybe the “birthers” were a little extreme, but is there something wrong with this “manufactured candidate,” whose history remains sealed from public view? What is he hiding? Could the “Hawaii birth certificate” be a forgery? Is there something much worse—like “sponsorship” by an unnamed special interest? I don’t know. I do know that the man in the White House now is an imposter. The only question is which kind of an imposter: an incompetent “pretender” or a...
  • Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress

    02/08/2012 8:11:18 AM PST · by rarestia · 116 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 7, 2012 | Shaun Waterman
    Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s … a drone, and it’s watching you. That’s what privacy advocates fear from a bill Congress passed this week to make it easier for the government to fly unmanned spy planes in U.S. airspace. The FAA Reauthorization Act, which President Obama is expected to sign, also orders the Federal Aviation Administration to develop regulations for the testing and licensing of commercial drones by 2015.
  • Where’s the EPA in the Mojave Desert? Heck, where are the environmentalists?

    02/07/2012 10:26:43 AM PST · by opentalk · 18 replies
    qando net ^ | February 7, 2012 | Bruce McQuain
    Funny how some projects attract the EPA like flies to, well, you know and others? Meh. The LA Times reports: Construction cranes rise like storks 40 stories above the Mojave Desert. In their midst, the "power tower" emerges, wrapped in scaffolding and looking like a multistage rocket. Clustered nearby are hangar-sized assembly buildings, looming berms of sand and a chain mail of fencing that will enclose more than 3,500 acres of public land. Moorings for 173,500 mirrors — each the size of a garage door — are spiked into the desert floor. Before the end of the year, they will...