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  • Kerry: Our Goal is Not Eliminating Iranian Nuclear Capability

    04/16/2014 5:34:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 15, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Kerry: Our Goal is Not Eliminating Iranian Nuclear CapabilityPosted By Daniel Greenfield On April 15, 2014 @ 7:30 pm In The Point | No Comments Sometimes a choice of words can be extremely revealing. That was the case with Kerry’s contentious testimony in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.Under pressure, Kerry tends to slip and say revealing things. That was how the infamous, “for it and against it” clip was born. Kerry dismissed breakout as “just having one bomb’s worth, conceivably, of material, but without any necessary capacity to put it in anything,...
  • Ted Cruz Bashes Obama, Rand Paul: When U.S. Doesnt Stand for Freedom, Tyrants Notice

    03/10/2014 7:30:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 03/09/2014 | Evan McMurry
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) went after fellow Republican Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and President Barack Obama on This Week With George Stephanopoulos sunday morning, telling ABC’s Jonathan Karl that Obama’s “five years of weakness” had emboldened Putin and that the U.S. needed to defend its values across the globe, in contrast to Paul’s less-interventionist foreign policy. “I’m a big fan of Rand Paul,” Cruz said, “but I don’t agree with him on foreign policy. I think U.S. leadership is critical in the world. I agree with him that we should be very reluctant to deploy military force abroad. But...
  • Senator Patrick Leahy deserves an Oscar

    04/12/2014 8:23:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Its not often that a U.S. government agency gets caught red-handed abiding by its charter and performing its publicly-avowed and legislatively-approved duties. But last week the AP "broke" a long and breathless story from Havana that nailed the USAID (United States Agency for International Development) for just that. In their own words, "a secret plan aimed at undermining Cubas communist government," was courageously exposed by the APs intrepid Havana bureau. Such is the magnitude of the scandal that a red-faced and snarling Senator Patrick Leahy is now chairing hearings on Capitol Hill where he grills USAID director Rajiv Shah on...
  • New quake shakes Nicaragua; nation on alert

    04/11/2014 6:26:56 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 29 replies
    WP ^ | April 11 2014
    A magnitude-6.6 earthquake shook Nicaragua on Friday afternoon, sending people running frightened into the streets less than 24 hours after a magnitude-6.1 quake rattled the Central American country. There were no immediate reports of new casualties or serious damage, but the U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was felt in El Salvador and neighboring Costa Rica.
  • A Nightmare Presidency

    04/09/2014 2:26:35 AM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 20 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 4/9/2014 | Ben Stein
    This is a bad morning. I was greeted by a headline in the New York Times that said Defense Secretary Chuck Mullet Hagel was planning to submit a budget to Congress to cut the size of the military to a level not seen since 1940, before the U.S. entered World War II. The article went on to say that the Pentagon realized that this would be an inadequate force for even very small wars and certainly would not allow the U.S. to police the world and keep control of contingencies like a North Korean attack on the South or a...
  • Hating Whitey - Jay-Z Dons Gaudy 5 Percent Nation Medallion; Sect Says Whites Are 'Wicked and Weak'

    04/06/2014 4:23:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 63 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 6 April 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Jay-Z causes controversy by wearing gaudy medallion of 'Five Percent Nation' group who believe whites are 'wicked and weak' The Brooklyn-born rapper wore a medallion representing the Five Percent Nation at a Nets game last week One of the main tenets of the Nation of Islam offshoot is that white people are 'weak and wicked' and that black men hold the power of God When asked if the medallion holds any importance to him, Jay-Z said: 'A little bit' Jay-Z was spotted wearing the nation's symbol last year while giving radio interviews for his new album,...
  • Nicaragua leader defends military ties with Russia

    04/06/2014 1:04:59 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 3 replies
    Managua (AFP) - Nicaragua's president Saturday defended his country's right to strengthen its military with Russian help, seemingly backtracking on statements earlier in the week shrugging off suggestions of increased cooperation. Daniel Ortega said Nicaragua was "committed to further strengthening and modernizing the army" with the help of any country willing to provide aid, especially in respect to the Central American nation's fight against drug trafficking. In remarks during a military exercise closed to press but broadcast on a local channel, Ortega said Russia has in recent years granted "extraordinary" and "sustained" cooperation "without putting a single condition." He did...
  • Madonna Labels Maduro a Fascist on Instagram

    02/20/2014 5:51:08 PM PST · by cll · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/20/2014 | John Sexton
    Pop star Madonna weighed in on events in Venezuela and Ukraine Thursday, launching an attack against President Maduro via Instagram. Beside a picture of Maduro, Madonna wrote: Apparantly Maduro is not familiar with the phrase "Human Rights"! Facism is alive and thriving in Venezuela and Russia. The Ukraine isn't far behind! #wakethe[%$@#]up #revolutionoflove
  • Venezuela Enforces Fingerprint Registry to Buy Groceries:

    04/02/2014 5:56:12 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 99 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4/2/14 | Daisy Luther
    What if you were forced to register in order to buy groceries? And what if, through that registration, the food you bought could be tracked and quantities could be limited? Thats exactly the plan in Venezuela right now. The AP reports that in an effort to crack down on hoarding that ID cards will be issued to families. These will have to be presented before foodstuffs can be purchased.
  • 18 countries ratify UN Arms Trade Treaty

    04/02/2014 11:02:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 2, 2014 1:47 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    Eighteen countries, including five of the worlds leading arms exporters, ratified a landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade on Wednesday, giving a significant boost to the campaign for the treatys entry into force. [] Five of the worlds top 10 arms exportersBritain, France, Germany, Italy and Spainturned in their ratification documents at the ceremony. The other 13 were Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Malta, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Among the hold-outs is the United States, the worlds largest weapons exporter. The Obama administration has signed the treaty but there is strong resistance in...
  • Russian Lawmakers Approve Satellite Navigation Hub in Nicaragua

    04/01/2014 5:15:47 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 6 replies
    RIANOVOSTI ^ | 1 Apr 2014
    MOSCOW, April 1(RIA Novosti) - Russian lawmakers have endorsed draft legislation to allow the country to set up a satellite navigation monitoring system in Nicaragua, a Cabinet committee said Tuesday. "The agreement is aimed at creating an organizational and legal framework for mutually beneficial partnership between Russia and Nicaragua in terms of exploring and using space for peaceful purposes," the official statement explained. Under the agreement, Russia would set up a network of land-based control stations in the Latin American country to monitor and augment the accuracy of navigation satellites in Earth orbit. It is hoped the system will boost...
  • Venezuela issues ID cards to curtail food hoarding

    04/01/2014 4:13:38 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9:31 P.M.MARCH 31, 2014 | HANNAH DREIER
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Battling food shortages, the government is rolling out a new ID system that is either a grocery loyalty card with extra muscle or the most dramatic step yet toward rationing in Venezuela, depending on who is describing it. President Nicolas Maduro's administration says the cards to track families' purchases will foil people who stock up on groceries at subsidized prices and then illegally resell them for several times the amount. Critics say it's another sign the oil-rich Venezuelan economy is headed toward Cuba-style dysfunction.
  • Chavez will control Colombia's FARC from Venezuela...

    04/18/2005 6:50:09 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies · 608+ views
    Notiven ^ | 18.04.05 | Javier Cceres
    Let's review the following four scenarios: on December, El Nuevo Herald reports that on the occasion of a big group of rebels that came down from the mountains "In the Colombian's war black market there is an acute need for ammunitions 7.62 x 39 mm, appropriate for AK-47 rifles; In a Florida court there is a file from August 2004 related to 204.000 rounds of 7.62 x 39 mm ammunition that were seized before being illegally exported; and the press mentioned that these difficult to get ammo were going to be negotiated on western Venezuela, near the Colombian border". In...
  • STANDING UP TO THE COMMIE THUGS IN VENEZUELA ( news blackout)

    03/29/2014 9:57:47 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 8 replies
    http://www.powerlineblog.com ^ | March 29 2014 | STANDING UP TO THE COMMIE THUGS IN VENEZUELA
    n Venezuela, a popular uprising threatens to sweep Nicolas Maduro, the heir to Hugo Chavez, from power, along with his brutal, corrupt, viciously anti-American socialist regime. The magnitude of anti-Maduro demonstrations in Venezuela has not been adequately or consistently reported in the American press. Millions have taken part. To take just one example, this aerial photograph of an anti-government demonstration in Chacao last week, conveys some sense of the magnitude of the pro-freedom movement. When Miss Fernandez won the Miss Universe title in 2009, she was the second consecutive winner from Venezuela. I liked her predecessor Dayana Mendoza, who was...
  • Vatican says it wants to help Venezuela

    03/29/2014 11:40:56 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 7 replies
    3news.co.nz ^ | 03/29/2014 | Nicole Winfield
    The Vatican said Friday (local time) it was "willing and desirous" to intervene diplomatically in Venezuela's crisis after weeks of deadly unrest but says it must study expectations and options about what role it could play. On Thursday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accepted the idea of a good-faith facilitator after coming under mounting pressure to reconcile with opponents who have been protesting for nearly three months. He mentioned Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, until last year the Vatican's ambassador to Caracas. Critics of Maduro's socialist administration have pressed for Vatican involvement: Shortly before he was arrested, opposition leader...
  • The New York Timesstill Shilling for Communists

    03/29/2014 5:50:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Everyone knows that the Cubans control (Venezuelas) military intelligence and police intelligence. They control the coordination of the armed forces. Such convictions are held by critics in both countries (Venezuela and Cuba) although they offer little hard evidence to back their suspicions. (Victoria Burnett and William Neuman, The New York Times, March, 2014.) Fidel Castro has strong ideas of liberty, democracy, social justice, the need to restore the Constitution....but it amounts to a new deal for Cuba, radical, democratic and therefore anti-Communist. (Herbert Matthews, New York Times, February 1957.) This is not a Communist Revolution in any sense of the...
  • 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 iscloser geographically than, and at least asimportant to the United States as, Ukraine. Yet the persistently blurred focusof the Obama Administrationhas been far less on violentCuban inspiredrepression in Venezuelathan on Russian repressionin 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 Venezuelahasapparently been far lessdisturbing to the Obama Administration, and to the "legitimate" media, than the less violent mess in Ukraine. It has drawn farless media attention than the disappearance of Malaysian flight 370, coverage of which has been extensive and continuous but abysmally uninformed. Here's the best...
  • Russias 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...
  • Condi Rice Blasts Obama on Weakness, Leadership

    03/27/2014 12:57:31 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 3/27/14 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Barack Obama of dramatically weakening the United States' position in the world, drawing a straight line between Obamas ever-yielding foreign policy and the increasing troubles around the world. Rice Right now, theres a vacuum, she told a crowd of more than two thousand attending the National Republican Congressional Committees annual dinner last night in Washington, D.C. Theres a vacuum because weve decided to lower our voice. Weve decided to step back. Weve decided that if we step back and lower our voice, others will lead, other things will fill that vacuum. Citing Bashar...
  • Venezuelan Congress seeks criminal investigation of opposition deputy (Maria Corina Machado)

    03/27/2014 7:53:25 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 19 March 2014
    Ruling Socialist Party legislators seek charges of treason against Maria Corina Machado, one of the opposition's most visible leaders during the demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro ____ Venezuela's Congress on Tuesday requested a criminal investigation of opposition deputy Maria Corina Machado for crimes including treason in relation to her involvement in anti-government protests that have left dozens dead. Mrs Machado, a 46-year-old engineer, has been one of the most visible leaders in six weeks of opposition demonstrations against socialist President Nicolas Maduro that have unleashed the country's worst unrest in a decade. Ruling Socialist Party legislators, who hold a majority...
  • Venezuela President Maduro arrests 'three plotting generals'

    03/25/2014 5:37:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 25, 2014
    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said that three air force generals have been arrested for plotting an uprising against his government. Mr Maduro said that the authorities had been tipped off by "young officers". The three generals, who have not been named, had links with the opposition, said Mr Maduro. The arrests are the latest development in nearly two months of political unrest, which have cost the lives of at least 32 people.
  • How Venezuela Exploded

    03/24/2014 11:32:18 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 24 Mar 14 | Linette Lopez
    Last month Venezuela exploded, as discontent with the Socialist government that has ruled the country for more than a decade reached a boiling point. You can blame food shortages and inflation; you can blame joblessness and corruption. Ultimately, though, these problems have been compounded by the fact that Hugo Chavez is dead, and his party The United Socialist Party of Venezuela lacks the legitimacy he gave it in life. Now Chavez's successor, Nicolas Maduro, must deal with country-wide protests, with dissenting mayors in major cities, and the make-shift barricades protestors are building to keep government forces at bay....
  • US Embassy in Venezuela Halts New Visas

    03/24/2014 4:13:51 PM PDT · by mgist · 5 replies
    US Embassy in Venezuela Halts New Visas US Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela Notification March 23, 2014 We regret that as a result of the expulsion of several consular officials and Venezuelan government delays in issuing visas for incoming officers, the U.S. Embassy in Caracas does not have sufficient consular staff at present to continue to schedule appointments for first-time tourist (B-1/B-2) visa applicants. Until further notice, we are able to offer such appointments only in emergency situations. If you already have an appointment, please appear at the appointed date and time, because it is unlikely under current staffing conditions that...
  • Obama to Kill Tomahawk, Hellfire Missile Programs Cornerstone of U.S. Naval power eliminated

    03/24/2014 11:23:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 124 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/24/14 | Adam Kredo
    President Barack Obama is seeking to abolish two highly successful missile programs that experts say has helped the U.S. Navy maintain military superiority for the past several decades. The Tomahawk missile programknown as the worlds most advanced cruise missileis set to be cut by $128 million under Obamas fiscal year 2015 budget proposal and completely eliminated by fiscal year 2016, according to budget documents released by the Navy. In addition to the monetary cuts to the program, the number of actual Tomahawk missiles acquired by the United States would drop significantlyfrom 196 last year to just 100 in 2015. The...
  • With Venezuela in a tailspin, Jews opting for 'Plan B'

    03/24/2014 8:14:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    haaretz ^ | 3/24/14 | JTA
    They left after Venezuelan secret police raided a Jewish club in 2007, and after the local synagogue was ransacked by unidentified thugs two years later. They left after President Hugo Chavez expelled Israel's ambassador to Caracas, and when he called on Venezuela's Jews to condemn Israel for its actions in Gaza in 2009. They left when Caracas claimed the ignoble title of most dangerous city in the world, and when inflation hit double digits, food shortages took hold and the country's murder rate reached 79 per 100,000 people. With Venezuela now roiled by anti-government demonstrations-the death toll reached 18 last...
  • 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...
  • Venezuelan Deputies Find New Evidence Nicolas Maduro Was Born in Colombia

    03/21/2014 8:34:31 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 21, 2014 | Frances Martel
    Venezuelan deputies claim to have found new evidence that President Nicols Maduro was born in Colombia and presented the nation with a fake birth certificate, according to one of Spain's largest newspapers. ABC reports today that deputy Walter Mrquez, who initially revealed his concerns that Maduro was not legally able to run for president last autumn. While Mrquez and fellow deputy Abelardo Daz had accused Maduro of lying about his birthplace in the past, they revealed the results of a year-long research project on Thursday. They interviewed relatives and witnesses and concluded that Maduro not only has dual citizenship, but...
  • Venezuela is falling down the rabbit hole into Blunderland.

    03/21/2014 2:43:19 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 15 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 21, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Theprotestscontinue.Off with their heads, says the Red Queen. When Venezuela reaches the bottom, will she be able to get back up? Bello Monte when tear gas was dropped from far away the protest rally.Daniel at Venezuela News and Views posted an excellent article on March 20th titled First day of the dictatorship, referring to March 20th as the first day.An article atMy WaytitledVenezuela moves swiftly against oppositionlists many of the same regime perversions and begins, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has used the military, legislative and judicial power consolidated during 15 years of socialist rule in a sudden series of blows...
  • The San Francisco Democrats Finally Rule the Roost

    03/20/2014 2:03:25 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 2 replies
    RedState ^ | 3-19-2014 | Erick Erickson
    (Original title: John Kerry, Barack Obama, and Ukraine Foreign Policy) In 1984, Jeane Kirkpatrick, a lifelong Democrat who Ronald Reagan appointed Ambassador to the United Nations, took to the stage at the Republican National Convention in Dallas. The Republicans and this Democrat roundly mocked the unseriousness of the Democrats who wanted to replace Ronald Reagan. Calling them San Francisco Democrats the Democrats had held their convention in San Francisco Kirkpatrick delivered many broadsides that ring true today. As she said of these San Francisco Democrats, they always blame America first. The San Francisco Democrats in 1984 included the...
  • LIGNET: Putin Plans Military Bases in Latin American Power Play

    03/18/2014 4:44:52 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 62 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 18 Mar 2014 | Newsmax
    Latin America, long considered off-limits for Russian military outposts because of its proximity to Washington, is rapidly becoming the latest region targeted for Moscows expanding reach. As the Kremlin was secretly planning its invasion of Ukraine in late February, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced Moscows plan to establish a permanent military presence in Latin America, including naval visits to ports in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. Russia is also asking those countries to allow long-range bombers to refuel at their air bases.
  • Russia Seeks Access to Bases in Eight Countries for Its Ships and Bombers

    02/28/2014 4:25:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/28/14 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) At a time of escalated tensions with the West over Ukraine, Russia says it is negotiating with eight governments around the world for access to military facilities, to enable it to extend its long-range naval and strategic bomber capabilities. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday the military was engaged in talks with Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Algeria, Cyprus, the Seychelles, Vietnam and Singapore. We need bases for refueling near the equator, and in other places, ITAR-Tass quoted him as saying. Russia is not looking to establish bases in those locations, but to reach agreement to use facilities there when...
  • Russia Seeks Several Military Bases Abroad Defense Minister

    02/26/2014 5:31:28 PM PST · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    RIANOVOSTI ^ | 26 Feb 2014
    MOSCOW, February 26 (RIA Novosti) Russia is planning to expand its permanent military presence outside its borders by placing military bases in a number of foreign countries, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday. Shoigu said the list includes Vietnam, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, the Seychelles, Singapore and several other countries. The talks are under way, and we are close to signing the relevant documents, Shoigu told reporters in Moscow. The minister added that the negotiations cover not only military bases but also visits to ports in such countries on favorable conditions as well as the opening of refueling sites for...
  • 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."
  • Man Uses Bitcoin to Buy a Piece of Paradise in Nicaragua

    01/02/2014 8:26:52 AM PST · by Errant · 26 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 2 January, 2014 | Kadhim Shubber
    Many people dream of quitting their job, collecting their bags and jetting off to a tropical paradise forever. Many people dream, but few people act. Gregory Simon is one of the few who decided to act. This year he moved to Nicaragua and bought a 0.3-acre plot of land with bitcoin. Just minutes from the beach in an area of San Juan del Sur called Paradise Bay, hes hoping to build a home there with his girlfriend. By using BTC we were able to complete the transaction quickly with no need to involve banks or other third party intermediaries. I...
  • Bill de Blasio On Horse-Drawn Carriage Industry: "It's Over"

    12/31/2013 7:05:50 AM PST · by george76 · 181 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 30, 2013 | Erin Durkin
    Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio vowed to act quickly to abolish horse-drawn carriages in the city. "We are going to get rid of the horse carriages. Period, de Blasio said in response to a question at his press conference announcing his schools chancellor pick Monday. Its over, he said.
  • 5 Things Most New Yorkers Don't Know About Bill de Blasio

    12/31/2013 7:44:00 AM PST · by YankeeReb · 40 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | September 30, 2013 | Ramiro S. Fnez
    New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio has captured the attention of both constituents and political rivals by campaigning against racial profiling by the police and being a vocal proponent of fiscal egalitarianism in the country's wealthiest city. However, there are several aspects of the City Hall hopefuls personal life that remain unknown to many New Yorkers. 1. He's a Red Sox fan. The New York Yankees have historically kept a tight grip on City Hall, claiming numerous mayors as tried-and-true pinstripes fans, but the mayoral candidate with strong chances of winning the seat confessed to being a...
  • China's plan to build 25bn rival to the Panama Canal across Nicaragua

    12/14/2013 6:02:25 AM PST · by mandaladon · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 Dec 2013
    Six months after the Sandinista government granted a Chinese businessman a 100-year concession to build a vast canal across Nicaragua, most of the nation is in the thrall of the imagined waterway. In the capital, Nicaraguans snap photographs of the plaster Virgin Mary perched on an altar against the backdrop of a supertanker traversing the country's biggest lake. 'Virgin Mary, bless the great trans-ocean canal!' declares the government-sponsored invocation behind her. From boardrooms in the capital to hamlets where goods move by horse cart, Nicaraguans say they are confident the 25billion ($40billion) canal will become reality, lifting their country from...
  • NYC Mayor Candidate (Hussein endorsed) De Blazio Takes Flak Over Pro-communist Background

    10/13/2013 3:14:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 9/30/13 | William F. Jasper
    A week ago, President Obama publicly threw his support to Bill de Blazio (shown in suit), the Democratic Party candidate for New York City mayor, joining Hollywood activists Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Harry Belafonte along with Bill and Hillary Clinton, George Soros, and a host of veteran Progressives who are endorsing the former NYC councilman and public advocate. On the same day that President Obama announced his endorsement (September 23), the New York Times published an extensive investigation of de Blasios radical Marxist background, focusing particularly on his devotion to the Marxist-Leninist Sandinista regime in Nicaragua. De Blasio also...
  • Breaking News!!! Venezuela detains US commercial ship in Guyanan Waters

    10/12/2013 4:31:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 56 replies
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | october 11, 2013 | Steven H Ahle
    A United States Commercial vessel was seized by Venezuela as it was doing seismic testing in Guyanan waters for Anadarko Petroleum Corp, when a Venezuelan ship detained it and is now escorting it to Margarita Island in Venezuela. For decades Gyana and Venezuela have disputed the borders, but this is the first incident to come out of it. "It was then clear that the vessel and its crew were not only being escorted out of Guyana's waters, but were under arrest," the ministry said. "These actions by the Venezuelan naval vessel are unprecedented in Guyana Venezuela relations."
  • The society Chavez has left us: barbarians inside the gate

    09/28/2013 2:02:02 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 53 replies
    daniel-venezuela.blogspot.com ^ | 9/27/13 | danielinyaracuy
    This morning a truck broke the security barrier in a Caracas highway exchange and got stuck in the middle of the highway. The truck carried packs of frozen meat. It was 6 AM. Within minutes there were already people trying to loot the truck instead than trying to save the driver, who ended up dead later. The cops came and stopped for a while the actions. But since the Caracas main highway was paralyzed, motorbikes came from all around and started trying to rob all the unhappy drivers stuck in traffic. At 9 AM about 300 bikers arrived and tried...
  • New York Citys Next Mayor: A Stealth Socialist Who Loved Sandinista Nicaragua and Castros Cuba

    09/25/2013 9:13:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/25/2013 | Ron Radosh
    We used to call young Americans who went to Sandinista Nicaragua in the 80s Sandalistas, a name of derision meant to mock the sandal-wearing leftists looking to help Daniel Ortega build the socialist future in Central America. As we all know, what was going on was a fight for freedom against the Marxist-Leninists, which included most of the Sandinista leadership, by those who wanted to defeat their attempt to build a second Cuba in this hemisphere. Bill de Blasio, who most likely will be the next mayor of New York, is not just a simple run-of-the mill progressive. The New...
  • Same Old, Same Old in Syria

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

    06/13/2013 1:50:09 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 41 replies
    Nicaragua's parliament is due to vote on Thursday on one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Latin America's history a trans-oceanic canal that is to be built and run by a Chinese company. If it goes ahead, the $40bn (26bn) scheme, which is twice as expensive as Brazil's Belo Monte dam and likely to be three times longer than the Panama canal, looks set to transform global shipping and jump start the economy of this Central American nation. As well as the waterway, the draft agreement between Nicaragua and a Hong Kong registered firm Nicaraguan Canal Development Investment...
  • China and Colombia announce 'alternative Panama Canal'

    02/14/2011 11:26:43 AM PST · by Oakeshott · 59 replies
    BBC ^ | BBC
    Colombia has announced it is negotiating with China to build an alternative to the Panama Canal. The proposed transport route is intended to promote the flow of goods between Asia and Latin America. The plan is to create a "dry canal" where the Pacific port of Buenaventura would be linked by rail, across Colombia, to the Atlantic Coast. Trade between Colombia and China has increased from $10m in 1980 to more than $5bn last year. The announcement came from the Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, who told the Financial Times that the project was "a real proposal... and it is...
  • Bush Backs Enlarging Panama Canal

    11/07/2005 8:25:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 82 replies · 1,719+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 11/07/05 | Deb Riechmann - ap
    PANAMA CITY, Panama - President Bush voiced his support on Monday for expanding the Panama Canal to allow bigger ships and more cargo to pass through the shortcut between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Bush said Panama must acknowledge that the 50-mile waterway "is to be used by everybody, that the canal is international, that there ought to be ... equal access." Panama is studying plans for widening and deepening the canal that could cost nearly $10 billion. The project must be approved in a national referendum, amid concerns about the environmental impact and the heavy debt involved. White House...
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    The Washington Times ^ | July 31, 2013 | Bill Gertz
    The Russian military recently dispatched a guided-missile warship to Cuba as part of what U.S. officials say are growing military, intelligence and economic ties between Moscow and Havana. [snip] The cruiser Moskva and the large seagoing tanker Ivan Bubnov set off for Havana..." [snip] After Havana, the warship will visit Caracas, Venezuela; Managua, Nicaragua; and Praia Port in the Cape Verde Islands off eastern Africa. The visit to Cuba is part of what the U.S. officials said is a push by Moscow to boost relations with Cuba in the military, energy and transportation sectors. The effort was kicked off in...
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    10/28/2009 5:35:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 361+ views
    Investors.com ^ | October 28, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
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    06/08/2010 7:58:59 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 14 replies · 80+ views
    JINSA ^ | June 8, 2010 | JINSA Reports
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    07/05/2013 7:56:16 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    Wasington Post ^ | July 5, 2013 | By Associated Press
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    07/05/2013 4:51:52 PM PDT · by don-o · 17 replies
    AFP via Google ^ | July 5, 2013
    MANAGUA Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said Friday his government was willing to give political asylum to US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden "if circumstances permit" it. "We are open, respectful of the right to asylum, and it is clear that if circumstances permit it, we would receive Snowden with pleasure and give him asylum here in Nicaragua," Ortega said at a public event.