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  • Bill White: the Most Mysterious Liberal in the World

    10/02/2010 4:43:38 PM PDT · by nametrader · 19 replies
    Have you seen the Dos Equis “Most Interesting Man in the World” ads? Well now check out "Bill White: the Most Mysterious Liberal in the World" ad!
  • Hillary Clinton's rogue agenda: Why Sid Blumenthal matters

    10/31/2015 7:37:53 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    ny post ^ | oct 31, 2015 | Micah Morrison
    After the media inexplicably dubbed Hillary Rodham Clinton the “winner” of the Benghazi hearings, her apologists dismissed a line of questioning into her unofficial adviser, Sidney Blumenthal. So he was sending her e-mail offering advice on Libya and other matters of state. In the immortal words of Clinton at an earlier Benghazi hearing, “What difference does it make?”
  • What's With The Emails To Hillary From Secret Spook Sid Blumenthal?

    04/10/2015 8:00:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 4-10-15 | Dick Morris
    Revelations from emails purloined by a Romanian hacker show that Hillary Clinton was being secretly advised about Libya -- before and after the Benghazi terrorist attack -- by an off-the-shelf private spook group associated with controversial former Clinton confidante Sydney Blumenthal that claimed to be helping the Libyan opposition and considered placing ground operatives near the border. What's this all about? It's not completely clear, but apparently the goal of the rogue group, which included a former high level CIA covert operative and a former U.S. General, was, at the very least, to gather and provide sensitive reports to the...
  • Meet Cody Shearer, the Strangest Character in Hillary’s Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy

    06/01/2015 4:16:48 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/1/2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    And you thought Sidney Blumenthal was shady. Few people have heard of Cody Shearer, the unsanctioned diplomat, private eye, and Clinton flunky whose name surfaced in connection with the so-called intelligence reports Sidney Blumenthal was channeling to Hillary Clinton during her time at the State Department. But this shadowy fixture of the Clinton machine was everywhere in the 1990s — including war-torn Bosnia, where he became the subject of a State Department investigation after he represented himself as an agent of the U.S. government and took cash from a genocidal warlord. Now evidence suggests Shearer, working with his partner Blumenthal,...
  • Wall Street and 5th Avenue Planned for Benghazi

    05/18/2015 6:29:24 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 5 replies
    Founders Code ^ | May 18, 2015 | Denise Simon
    Imagine a hotel room at the Plaza Hotel, shopping at Bloomingdales and dining at the Rainbow Room in Benghazi. Yes Benghazi, after all the most feared leader, Muammar Gaddafi is dead and all is calm after the attack on American interests in 2012. So, never let a good crisis go to waste. Libya had and has a deadly history where some elites had high aspirations for a new Libya. Trey Gowdy, the Chairman of the Benghazi Commission likely has some documented trails on Hillary’s future dreams for Libya, but you don’t and should know even more of the story. Libya,...
  • Enter Sid Blumenthal

    04/10/2015 8:44:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Powerline ^ | 4-9-15 | Scott Johnson
    Jeff Gerth and Sam Biddle explore an important sidebar both to the affair of the Hillary Clinton homebrew email server and to the Benghazi scandal: “Private emails reveal ex-Clinton aide’s secret spy network.” Long story short: enter Sid Blumenthal, one of the most unsavory characters of the Clinton era. Enter Sid Blumenthal along with Tyler Drumheller and Cody Shearer, that is. Mark Hemingway reviews the triumvirate in “Meet the men behind Hillary Clinton’s private ‘spy network’” Ed Morrissey finds NBC’s Chuck Todd commenting regarding Blumenthal that “nothing regarding Blumenthal surprises me,” but Blumenthal enters the story from left field. Gerth...
  • Mars theory cites episodes of wet asteroids

    12/07/2002 9:19:26 PM PST · by farmfriend · 12 replies · 165+ views
    Seatle Times ^ | December 06, 2002 | Paul Recer
    Mars theory cites episodes of wet asteroids By Paul Recer The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Mars never had oceans as some researchers claim, but instead is a cold, dry planet that was pounded by water-bearing asteroids and showered with scalding rain that carved vast gullies and valleys, a new study claims. The study, reported this week in the journal Science, sheds new light on a continuing debate by Mars researchers about how much water was on Mars, where it went and how it formed the planet's intricate pattern of canyons, riverbeds and deltas. Using Mars photos and computer simulations, researchers...
  • Private Emails Reveal SoS Clinton Aide’s Secret Spy Network (nothing about bridesmaid's dresses)

    03/28/2015 3:56:18 AM PDT · by Liz · 83 replies
    propublica.com ^ | 3/27/15 | JEFF GERTH w/ Sam Biddle of, Gawker
    Updated March 27 to include responses from the FBI and the State Department. Emails disclosed by a hacker show a close family friend was funneling intelligence about the crisis in Libya directly to the Secretary of State’s private account starting before the Benghazi attack. Starting weeks before Islamic militants attacked the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, longtime Clinton family confidante Sidney Blumenthal supplied intelligence to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gathered by a secret network that included a former CIA clandestine service officer, according to hacked emails from Blumenthal’s account. The emails, which were posted on the internet...
  • La Grange man tries to strangle, electrocute neighbor with heater

    04/25/2009 4:03:33 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 26 replies · 951+ views
    The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer ^ | 25 April 2009 | Andrea Hernandez
    Police are looking for a LaGrange man accused of using a space heater to try to electrocute and strangle his neighbor early Saturday. At around 5:50 a.m., LaGrange police said Alexis Dewayne Owens kicked in the door of his neighbors’ Ashton Street apartment. Inside were Owens’ two neighbors, a man and woman. Owens began hitting his male neighbor with a space heater and told him he was going to have to fight for his life. The man then tried to electrocute the male victim with the heater’s cord. When that didn’t work, police said he tied the cord in a...
  • Hamilton's home moved to new spot in Harlem

    06/08/2008 11:45:24 AM PDT · by decimon · 12 replies · 77+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 8, 2008 | Verena Dobnik
    NEW YORK — Two hundred and eighty tons of American history were on the move Saturday in Harlem. The home of Alexander Hamilton, who conceived the country's banking system and was killed in a duel with a political rival, rolled inch by inch down a Harlem hillside to its new location overlooking a park. "This was the only home Hamilton ever owned," said Steve Laise, a National Park Service official dressed in a vest, tie and pants typical of the 1800's. "It represented the consummation of Hamilton's lifelong dream — a successful social position for a man who came to...
  • Iraqi Farmers Use Democracy to Voice Concerns

    05/09/2006 7:07:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 188+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Cpl. Michael Molinaro
    A local farmer talks about the price of fertilizer to members of the Nahia City Council at the General Culture Center in Iskandariyah, Iraq, April 29, 2006. Farmers requested the meeting in an effort to speed-up the process of standing up a new farmer’s union program in the area so farmers would be able to resource off of each other and boost the economy. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Michael Molinaro Iraqi Farmers Use Democracy to Voice Concerns The farmers expressed a desire to the Ministry of Agriculture to sustain them in their quest for newer farm equipment, an...
  • Purple-Ink & Other Under-covered Successes

    10/31/2005 6:45:22 AM PST · by VirginiaMil · 8 replies · 701+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 31, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    But the true story of Iraq is far different than what some would have the American public believe. It is story of enormous sacrifice, commitment, political, and military success, and a desire for freedom on the part of the Iraqi people that in many ways parallels our own War of Independence, 230 years ago. What about America’s military successes and victories in Iraq? They are in many ways, immeasurable: A reality of the overall global war on terror. What is known is that the war — in Iraq and elsewhere — is being waged and won by the U.S. and...
  • The Samarra Crush: "The Big Red One" mopping-up after launching a major offensive.

    10/04/2004 6:25:10 AM PDT · by AJ Insider · 10 replies · 1,366+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 04, 2004 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    October 04, 2004, 8:16 a.m. The Samarra Crush “The Big Red One” mopping-up after launching a major offensive. By W. Thomas Smith Jr. In the 1980 film, The Big Red One, iconic actor Lee Marvin leads a motley band of American riflemen — including actors Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, and Bobby Di Cicco — against some of the toughest diehards in the German army. A somewhat-romanticized chronicling of the experiences of an infantry unit from North Africa to Czechoslovakia, the movie celebrates the combat prowess of the famed 1st Infantry Division — the oldest active division in the U.S. Army,...
  • National Grange has Dedication Ceremony for New Plaque on Grange Building

    04/20/2004 8:54:25 PM PDT · by farmfriend · 2 replies · 179+ views
    Natioal Grange ^ | April 4, 2004
    National Grange has Dedication Ceremony for New Plaque on Grange BuildingWashington April 4, 2004 - The National Grange recently hosted a dedication ceremony to unveil a new plaque featuring the Grange's motto - In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty and in all things charity. National Grange Master William Steel read the Grange's Declaration of Purpose to those in attendance before unveiling the plaque. The 20-pound bronze plaque was donated by the Junior Grange, which raised $500 to purchase the plague through a variety of fundraising activities. The plague is visible from the outside of the 11-story, white marble-faced National Grange...
  • Fly-in Focuses On Grassroots Advocacy

    06/17/2003 12:24:50 AM PDT · by farmfriend · 7 replies · 426+ views
    Grange News ^ | June-July, Issue 3 | Julie Clausen
    Fly-in Focuses On Grassroots Advocacy By Julie Clausen, Executive Director The Eighth Annual Fly-In hosted by the National Grange in May was attended by Grange members from 16 states. Items on the agenda included sessions on Grassroots Legislative Programs, Transportation Policy for Rural America, Addressing the Needs of Rural Victims of Crime; The National Victim Services in Rural Law Enforcement Grant Program, and Pending Legislation to Reform Federal Health Care Programs and their Impact on Rural America. Jerry Hagstrom, Senior Agricultural Reporter for the National Journal spoke on The Politics of Agriculture Today in Washington, D.C. State Master Leo Bergeron,...
  • Local Empowerment Key In Fighting Federal And State Bureaucracy

    05/02/2003 10:03:43 AM PDT · by farmfriend · 12 replies · 1,905+ views
    Grange News ^ | April edition- issue Two | Jay Hartz
    Local Empowerment Key In Fighting Federal And State Bureaucracy"We want to keep what rightfully belongs to the people from coming under the command and control of the federal government,” stated Ric Costales in introducing the Grange-sponsored Western Lands Use Conference (WLUC) in Klamath Falls, Oregon. For two days, February 22 and 23, those attending the WLUC were shown case law, U.S. Supreme Court rulings, and Constitutional guarantees that make local government the lead agency in any federal or state projects, including environmental regulations or land takings. Ric Costales and Kathy Van Tuyl at a planning session. They are the Master...
  • National Grange Supports Troops

    04/01/2003 10:59:47 AM PST · by farmfriend · 3 replies · 323+ views
    View from the Hill (email version) | Kermit Richardson
    We Hope War with Iraq Will Be Resolved As Quickly As Possible! The National Grange National President, Kermit Richardson, sent a letter to President Bush Regarding Grange’s position on the war with Iraq. His letter is as follows:------------ March 27, 2003 The Honorable George W. Bush Executive Office of the President 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Bush: When we last contacted you in January regarding your State of the Union Address, the National Grange expressed support for whatever actions you deemed necessary to meet the threat of an impending war with Iraq. Although it has been...
  • National Grange Responds to State of the Union Address

    02/26/2003 11:27:55 AM PST · by farmfriend · 7 replies · 425+ views
    National Grange ^ | Feb. 2003 | LeRoy Watson
    National Grange Responds to State of the Union Address The National Grange sent a letter to President George W. Bush commending him for his recent State of the Union Address. This provided the National Grange an opportunity to express their support to the President while making suggestions regarding the ways in which the objectives outlined in the State of the Union Address can be expanded and applied to meet the needs of rural Americans. One of the concerns shared by Grange members and discussed by the President was the issue of tax reform. To ensure the viability of American agriculture,...
  • Oliver H. Kelley Farm in Minnesota Should Stay Open!

    02/26/2003 11:21:03 AM PST · by farmfriend · 11 replies · 726+ views
    National Grange ^ | Feb. 26th | Chil-Sook Hwang
    National Grange Legislative Action Alert 2003A special update of timely issues for e-mail subscribers to"View from the Hill" 2/26/2003 Oliver H. Kelley Farm in Minnesota Should Stay Open! Under the 15% Funding Cut of the budget of the Minnesota Historical Society in the MN Governor Tim Pawlenty’s Proposed FY 2004-2005 Budget, Oliver H. Kelley Farm Will be Closed on June 30, 2003. Since 1962 The National Grange Has Worked with the Minnesota Historical Society to Develop and Maintain the Kelley Farm as an Educational Living History Farm that Celebrates Grange Heritage. Please Contact the Members of the MN House of...
  • National Grange Unveils It's "Blueprint for Rural America 2003"

    01/21/2003 12:10:02 AM PST · by farmfriend · 12 replies · 425+ views
    National Grange ^ | January 2003 | Leroy Watson
    National Grange Unveils It's "Blueprint for Rural America 2003" For over a century, the National Grange has served as a political advocate for the rural community. Every January, the National Grange releases a priority issues document that helps focus the Grange's political advocacy efforts for the coming year. The "Blueprint for Rural America" consists of a ten-point plan that outlines for Granges key issues on which to base grassroots activity. With each passing year, the "Blueprint" is updated to reflect those changes that have occurred over the previous year while maintaining objectives that are still relevant. 1. Return Prosperity to...