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  • The Elephant In The Room

    10/02/2015 11:31:45 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    MEMRI ^ | October 2, 2015 | Yigal Carmon
    On September 3, 2015, not two months after the July 14 announcement of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action at Vienna and its celebration at the White House and in Europe, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei dropped a bombshell. In a speech to the Iranian Assembly of Experts, he backtracked from the agreement, demanding a new concession: that the sanctions be "lifted," not merely "suspended."[1] If that term is not changed, said Khamenei, there is no agreement. If the West only "suspends" the sanctions, he added, Iran will merely "suspend" its obligations. Giving further credence to his threat, he announced...
  • US Delegates Refuse to Applaud Netanyahu at UN – Kerry and US Ambassador Power Skip Speech (VIDEO)

    10/01/2015 1:45:22 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct 1st, 2015 11:27 am | Jim Hoft
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to the UN General Assembly today in New York City. At one point the auditorium broke out is applause after Netanyahu’s comments on Iranian threats. The US delegates refused to applaud. Netanyahu told the General Assembly: “Here’s a general rule that I learned and you must have learned in your lifetime. When bad behavior is rewarded it only gets worse.” The General Assembly audience broke out in applause. The US delegates sat silent. US Delegates Refuse to Applaud Netanyahu at UN – Kerry and US Ambassador Power Skip Speech (VIDEO) Jim Hoft Oct 1st,...
  • Live Thread: Benjamin Netanyahu's 2015 UN Address (approx 12pm on FOX News)

    10/01/2015 8:40:49 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 127 replies
    UN ^ | 10/1/15 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Benjamin Netanyahu is the 11th scheduled speaker, after Georgia (9th) and Lesotho (10th). Live stream at link.
  • HHS Boosting Nation’s Stockpile of Burn Treatments in Case of Nuclear Attack (but Iran deal?!)

    10/01/2015 8:31:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 1, 2015 | 6:49 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “The detonation of an improvised nuclear device would produce intense heat, resulting in many patients with severe burns,” says a September 30 news release from the Department of Health and Human Services. The announcement says HHS has contracted for the development of “four novel products to treat severe thermal burns.” The products will boost the number of treatment options in case of disaster, and they’ll also be used in “routine” burn care situations. The four treatments—one commercially available right now and three in development—“will be added to the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) or managed by vendors to help protect people...
  • 'World will hear Israel's view on Iran deal aftermath' (Netanyahu's UN speech 12pm Thursday)

    09/30/2015 11:52:40 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Wednesday September 30, 2015 | Shlomo Cesana
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flies to New York ahead of U.N. address on Thursday • "Each time that I address the U.N. I feel the privilege and great honor of telling the truth before the world on behalf of the citizens of Israel," Netanyahu says. During his address to the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make the case against the nuclear deal world powers reached with Iran in July and sound the alarm on Islamic extremism, both in Israel and beyond. Netanyahu, who spoke with reporters at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Tuesday shortly before departing...
  • President of Argentina Launches Bombshell Iran Claim Against 2010 Obama Admin.

    09/30/2015 11:16:33 AM PDT · by amorphous · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 30 Sep 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner claimed during the U.N. General Assembly on Monday that a former Obama administration official attempted to convince Argentina to “provide the Islamic Republic of Iran with nuclear fuel.” The claim was seemingly overshadowed by President Barack Obama’s high-stakes dealings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Kirchner claimed Gary Samore, former White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction, visited Argentina and suggested the nation provide Iran with nuclear fuel in 2010, two years into Obama’s presidency.
  • Obama ‘accidentally’ shakes hands with Iran’s foreign minister

    09/29/2015 2:01:54 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 29, 2015 | 8:59am
    <p>TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian news agency says President Barack Obama and Iran’s foreign minister shook hands when they ran into one another on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.</p> <p>Tuesday’s report by the official IRNA agency quotes an unnamed diplomatic official as saying Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif came upon Obama “accidentally” and the two shook hands.</p>

    09/29/2015 10:00:19 AM PDT · by ExSoldier · 80 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 28th 2015 | Todd L. Wood
    Nuclear annihilation across the globe. This is what a German reporter who successfully embedded with the Islamic State says the terror group is planning. Jurgen Todenhofer released his findings in a book titled “Inside IS - Ten Days in the Islamic State,” reports the UK’s Daily Express. “The terrorists plan on killing several hundred million people. The west is drastically underestimating the power of ISIS. ISIS intends to get its hands on nuclear weapons,” says Todenhofer, calling the group a “nuclear tsunami preparing the largest religious cleansing in history.”
  • 'Beyond Belief': Obama Moves to Close Last US Uranium Plant

    09/28/2015 10:11:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 76 replies
    Newsmax. ^ | 28 Sep 2015 | David A. Patten
    The Obama administration plans to close the last remaining American-owned uranium enrichment facility in the United States, even as it moves forward on a controversial nuclear deal with Iran that permits the Islamic Republic to conduct ongoing and significant uranium enrichment. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has informed Centrus Energy it will end the American Centrifuge project in Piketon, Ohio, on Sept. 30. Notices have been issued to some 235 workers that their jobs are in jeopardy. ... This is beyond belief," Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, responded in a statement. "While this administration is greenlighting uranium enrichment in Iran...
  • Obama Scolds Iran: Chanting ‘Death to America’ Does Not Create Jobs (UN speech)

    09/28/2015 12:10:53 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 52 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 28, 2015 11:02 am | David Rutz
    President Obama chided Iran for focusing on violent rhetoric rather than doing work to advance its economic interests during his speech Monday before the United Nations General Assembly, saying that “chanting ‘death to America’ does not create jobs or make Iran more secure.” “That path is now available to a nation like Iran, which, as of this moment, continues to deploy violent proxies to advance its interests,” Obama said. “These efforts may appear to give Iran leverage in disputes with neighbors, but they fuel sectarian conflict that endangers the entire region and isolates Iran from the promise of trade and...
  • Rouhani: America's support for the inhumane Zionist regime provides excuse for terror (UN speech)

    09/28/2015 11:12:09 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/28/2015 20:37
    The Iranian president said that America's support for Israel provides an excuse for terrorism worldwide. "If we did not have the US military invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the US’s unwarranted support for the inhumane actions of the Zionist regime against the oppressed nation of Palestine, today the terrorists would not have an excuse for the justification of their crimes," Rouhani said.
  • A Warm Welcome Expected at U.N. for Hassan Rouhani of Iran (NY Slimes Barf Alert)

    09/27/2015 3:34:44 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | SEPT. 27, 2015 | Thomas Erdbrink
    President Hassan Rouhani of Iran is scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly on Monday. Thomas Erdbrink, the Tehran bureau chief for The New York Times, looks at what message Mr. Rouhani has for international leaders and how it might be received. What’s different from the last time President Rouhani spoke to the General Assembly? Mr. Rouhani, Iran’s leader since 2013, now has something to show for his presidency at the assembly: He concluded a nuclear deal with six world powers, including Iran’s nemesis, the United States. And, for the first time in years, Iran can look forward to...
  • GOP opponents of nuclear deal couldn't find Iran on a map, says Rouhani (CNN barf alert)

    09/27/2015 3:06:30 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 3:07 PM ET, Sun September 27, 2015
    The Republican candidates for U.S. president who are attacking the nuclear deal with Iran could hardly find the country on a map, or know that Tehran is the capital, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Sunday. "Sometimes when I would have time, some of it was broadcast live and I would watch it -- some of it was quite laughable. It was very strange, the things that they spoke of," he said through an interpreter. "Some of them wouldn't even know where Tehran was in relation to Iran. Some of them didn't know where Iran was geographically,...
  • UN nuke agency: Iran’s role in nuclear probe meets standards

    09/26/2015 5:20:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 21, 2015 7:39 AM ET | George Jahn
    The chief of the U.N. nuclear agency insisted Monday that a probe of a suspected nuclear weapons research site in Iran does meet strict agency standards, while acknowledging that Iranian experts provided samples from the site for analysis. Such sampling is usually done by the International Atomic Energy Agency’s own experts. But IAEA chief Yukiya Amano told reporters that Iranians carried out that part of the probe at Parchin, where the agency suspects that explosive triggers for nuclear weapons might have been tested. The arrangement was first revealed in confidential draft agreement between the sides seen last month by The...
  • China Is Launching A 'Trump Card' Nuclear Submarine That Could Target The US

    09/26/2015 5:12:50 AM PDT · by Strategy · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 24, 2015 | Jeremy Bender
    China is preparing to launch a new ballistic missile submarine that could potentially target any part of the United States by the end of 2015, Anthony Capaccio and David Tweed report for Bloomberg Business. The deployment of the new Jin-class ballistic missile submarine will mark a substantial increase in China's potential nuclear ability. The Jin-class submarines will be armed with the new JL-2 ballistic missile. This missile has a range of 4,000 nautical miles, which would allow the submarine to target Hawaii, Alaska, and portions of the west coast of the US from the waters off of East Asia. Should...
  • Near term Commercial Fusion Power Possible -

    09/25/2015 6:28:38 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 59 replies ^ | 9/25/2015 | brian wang
    Near term Commercial Fusion Power Possible - Laser induced fusion of ultra-dense deuterium with double net energy gain has been produced and gain of 20 times is within reach energy, fusion, laser, materials, nuclear, physics, science Facebook Twitter linkedin google Reddit Researchers at the University of Gothenburg and the University of Iceland are researching a new type of nuclear fusion process. This produces almost no neutrons but instead fast, heavy electrons (muons), since it is based on nuclear reactions in ultra-dense heavy hydrogen (deuterium). The new fusion process can take place in relatively small laser-fired fusion reactors fuelled by heavy...
  • German Reporter Reveals ISIS Plans 'Nuclear Tsunami'

    09/25/2015 10:46:56 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 46 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 25 Sep 15 | Nir Har-Zahav
    <p>A veteran German journalist who became the first to gain access as an embedded reporter with Islamic State (ISIS) revealed the jihadist terror group plans to bring nuclear annihilation across the globe.</p> <p>The journalist, Jurgen Todenhofer (75), released his findings in a book called "Inside IS - Ten Days in the Islamic State," reports the UK's Daily Express on Friday.</p>
  • Pope praises Iran nuclear deal as 'proof of political good will' in UN address

    09/25/2015 9:23:47 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 94 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | Sep. 25, 2015 | 05:41 PM
    UNITED NATIONS: Pope Francis on Friday threw his support behind Iran's accord with major powers as he backed a goal of global abolition of nuclear weapons. The Iran agreement "is proof of the potential of political goodwill, exercised with sincerity, patience and constancy," Francis said in an address to the United Nations. "I express my hope that this agreement will be lasting and efficacious, and bring forth the desired fruits with the cooperation of all the parties involved," he said. Francis made his remarks a day after a friendly welcome at the U.S. Congress, where many Republican lawmakers have vehemently...
  • America, We Pay Way Too Much For the United Nations

    06/20/2015 6:52:41 PM PDT · by lbryce · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 16, 2015 | Brett Schaefer
    Each year the United States gives approximately $8 billion in mandatory payments and voluntary contributions to the United Nations and its affiliated organizations. The biggest portion of this money – about $3 billion this year – goes to the U.N.’s regular and peacekeeping budgets. If that seems like a lot, it is—far more than anyone else pays And it’s also, in some cases, bad value for money. The U.N. system for calculating member nations’ “fair share” payment toward its regular and peacekeeping budgets has increasingly shifted the burden away from the vast majority of the 193 members and onto a...
  • Obama’s Genocidal Treason - Obama’s final legacy may be the death of millions of Americans.

    09/23/2015 10:44:00 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 29 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | September 24, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. No government has the blood of more American soldiers on its hands today than the government of Iran. From Lebanon to Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia to Iraq, Iran has been killing American soldiers for decades. 241 in Beirut. 19 at the Khobar Towers. Over 500 in Iraq and Afghanistan. The last time the United States officially fought Iran was under Reagan. But Iran has never stopped killing Americans. There is no reason to believe that it will stop once it...
  • Israel to be annihilated ‘if they take measure against Iran’

    09/22/2015 3:24:50 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 39 replies
    MNA ^ | Tue 22 September 2015 - 23:32
    TEHRAN, Sep. 22 (MNA) – Iran’s Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces has said Iran’s forces ‘actively welcomes first strike by Israel against Iran only to precipitate their own annihilation.’ Maj. Gen. Ataollah Salehi who was talking to reporters on the sidelines of the Army parade held on the occasion of Sacred Defense Week, said that Iran had not perceived any threat by any of its neighbors; “we will definitely confront any threat and would wipe Israel out of the map; we actively welcome first strike and provocation by the Zionist regime only to initiate an operation which brings the regime...
  • Another low for 60 Minutes (Video)

    09/22/2015 1:04:30 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 21, 2015
    60 Minutes traveled to Tehran for an interview with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani last week (whole thing and a little more here). Steve Kroft conducted the interview. Among other things, Kroft joined President Obama in defaming the American opponents of the deal with Iran. This is part and parcel of the operation of CBS News as an arm of the Democratic Party (see, e.g., Sharyl Attkisson’s invaluable memoir Stonewalled). David Rhodes is the president of CBS News and the brother of Obama national security adviser Ben Rhodes. But it is worse than that. There is a long and dishonorable tradition...
  • Boosted by nuke deal, Iran ups funding to Hezbollah, Hamas - assumption sanctions will be lifted,

    09/22/2015 6:14:17 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | September 21, 2015 | Avi Issacharoff
    Boosted by nuke deal, Iran ups funding to Hezbollah, Hamas Operating on assumption sanctions will be lifted, Tehran increases support to proxies, Avi Issacharoff September 21, 2015 On Sunday, the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, arrived in Iran for talks on the nuclear agreement, as part of what appears to be an attempt by the UN nuclear watchdog to evaluate whether Iran ran a military nuclear program in the past. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! Amano is expected to meet with various Iranian...
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to receive 2015 AEI Irving Kristol Award

    09/21/2015 7:53:57 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    AEI ^ | 2 hours ago
    Washington, DC (September 22, 2015) — American Enterprise Institute (AEI) president Arthur C. Brooks announced today that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will receive the 2015 Irving Kristol Award on November 9, 2015, in Washington, DC. The annual award, AEI’s highest honor, is given to individuals who have made exceptional practical and intellectual contributions to improve government policy, social welfare, or political understanding. The winner is selected by AEI’s Council of Academic Advisers. The award ceremony and dinner will be held at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. Currently in his fourth term, Prime Minister Netanyahu will share his...
  • Iran Announces It Examined Suspected Nuclear Site with No International Inspectors Present

    09/21/2015 10:17:29 AM PDT · by jda · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 21 September 2015 | Sharona Schwartz
    A spokesman for Iran’s atomic agency announced Monday that Iranian scientists collected environmental samples from a military site without international inspectors present, a move sure to evoke anger from opponents of the Iran nuclear deal who charge it with having lax inspection provisions. {Snip} The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday that the Iranian self-verification activities at Parchin were “conducted in a manner consistent with our standard safeguards practices.” “The agency can confirm the integrity of the sampling process and the authenticity of the samples, which were taken at places of interest to the Agency at the...
  • Iranian Experts Test Parchin Site Without Presence of UN Nuclear Inspectors (not satire)

    09/21/2015 8:52:06 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Sep 21, 2015 5:14 PM
    Environmental samples have been taken at a sensitive military site in Iran, the head of the UN nuclear watchdog said on Monday, citing "significant progress" in its investigation of Tehran's past activities. Such sampling is usually done by experts of the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency. But IAEA chief Yukiya Amano says that Iranians carried out that part of the probe at Parchin. The transfer appeared to be part of a confidential draft agreement with the agency that allows Iran to gather its own samples. Inspecting the Parchin military site is a crucial part of the International Atomic Energy Agency's...
  • The Scheming Marxist Architect of Obamacare, Robert Creamer, Helped Sell the Iran Deal

    09/20/2015 5:11:44 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 11 replies ^ | 2015 September 14 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton (h/t Judy Weddle)
    [picture of Robert Creamer] Looks like the Marxist architect of Obamacare also had a major say in putting forth the Iran Deal. Robert Creamer was convicted in 2005 for tax violations and bank fraud. He served time and was under house arrest. While in prison, he crafted the core underpinnings of Obamacare. Creamer is a political consultant who is very close to Barack Obama and is married to Jan Schakowsky, the Marxist Congresswoman from Illinois. While on the inside, he wrote, Listen to Your Mother: Stand Up Straight! How Progressives Can Win. Obamacare was only the first major step in...
  • Rouhani talks Iran nuclear deal in "60 Minutes" interview (CBS sucks up to the enemy)

    09/20/2015 8:56:30 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 18, 2015, 9:00 AM
    STEVE KROFT: I'm sure you realized the difficulty for many Americans to get past the fact that President Obama has signed an agreement with a country that says: "Death to America, death to Israel." What are they to make of it? Is this for internal Iranian political consumption? What are Americans to make of the language? PRESIDENT ROUHANI: The Iranian people are not looking for war with any country. "There has been much ferocious, negative comments about the deal in Iran as there have been in the United States," Kroft told "CBS This Morning" Friday about the long-awaited nuclear agreement....
  • Rouhani: Don’t Take ‘Death to America’ Chants Personally

    09/20/2015 2:59:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    INN ^ | 9/20/2015, 6:40 AM | Ben Ariel
    When Iranian crowds chant “Death to America” during rallies in Tehran, Americans shouldn’t take it personally, according to Iran's president Hassan Rouhani. Speaking in an interview with 60 Minutes due to be broadcast on Sunday, Rouhani explained that the famous Friday ritual is a reaction to previous Washington policy decisions that hurt Iran. […] “This slogan that is chanted is not a slogan against the American people. Our people respect the American people,” he insisted, according to AFP. “The Iranian people are not looking for war with any country,” continued Rouhani. […] Rouhani, despite his comments, has personally presided over...
  • Terror Fears As Iran Frees Al Qaeda Members

    09/19/2015 8:57:39 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    Sky News ^ | 13:08, UK, Monday 14 September 2015
    Some intelligence agencies warn the five men may travel to Syria and make use of its chaotic landscape to plot attacks elsewhere. Iran has released five senior al Qaeda operatives from detention and will soon allow them to leave the country, prompting fears they will join other terrorists in Syria planning attacks on the West. According to intelligence sources, three of the five are members of al Qaeda's ruling committee the Shura Council. Among those released in exchange for the Iranian diplomat was Abu al Kheir al Masri - the former head of al Qaeda's "external relations" committee, who was...
  • CIA Director Woolsey Talks Iran Nuke Deal

    09/17/2015 5:13:58 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 3 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 8/1/2015 | The Jacki Daily Show
    Amb. Jim Woolsey explains why this is a disastrous deal for the U.S., what he would be thinking if he were still Director of the CIA and what to expect when this petro-state goes nuclear.
  • Democrats Explain the Iran Deal (Video)

    09/17/2015 4:29:06 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 17, 2015 12:00 pm | Blake Seitz
    Top congressional Democrats have done a great job laying out the terms of the Iran nuclear deal, a Free Beacon SuperCut finds. These members of Congress explained how Iran will ramp up its campaign of terrorism and Middle East destabilization with funds gained through the nuclear deal. They expressed “concern”—grave concern, even—over key concessions such as the curtailment of inspections on Iran’s military sites, the removal of a ban on arms sales to Iran, and the 15-year sunset clause on restrictions to Iran’s ability to enrich nuclear material. Still, as other Democrats have unceasingly reminded us, the Iran deal was...
  • Iran’s Khamenei tweets lament that Republican candidates are pandering to ‘Zionists’

    09/17/2015 1:39:34 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    JTA ^ | September 17, 2015 2:26pm
    In a reference to the Republican Party debate, Iran’s Supreme Leader’s decried on Twitter that “presidential candidates try to satisfy Zionists.” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei referred to Wednesday night’s CNN-sponsored debate in a tweet on Thursday, part of a series of anti-Israel tweets. US govs put their people under Zionists custody.Isn’t it a shame that presidential candidates try to satisfy Zionists&prove their servitude? In a follow-up tweet, Khamenei reiterated a claim he made earlier this month that Israel will not last: Zionist regime is an imposed regime, made through coercion; no entity made by coercion would last. This regime will not...
  • The man behind the man behind those Iran deal ads (voice in AIPAC commercials also did Obama ads)

    09/17/2015 1:02:04 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 17 at 2:24 PM | Catherine Ho
    The same voice that told you to vote for Barack Obama also told you to oppose his signature foreign policy achievement, the Iran nuclear deal. That would be Leif Anders, a voice actor based in Austin, Texas. Anders was hired to do voice overs for some of Obama’s election ads and, more recently, was the voice in this summer’s ubiquitous anti-Iran deal spots paid for by the AIPAC-backed Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran. On Thursday, the Senate rejected a a third attempt to dismantle the nuclear deal — which should leave the deal to take effect as Sept. 17...
  • As I See It: Game-changer: Iran’s involvement with 9/11

    09/17/2015 12:07:08 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/17/2015 20:37 | MELANIE PHILLIPS
    Democrats in the US Senate this week blocked a vote on the Iran deal for the third time. The most remarkable aspect of this US surrender to Iran is that the Iranian regime is not some hypothetical threat. It has been perpetrating acts of war against Western interests for more than three decades – including playing a key role in the 9/11 attacks on America. That’s not just my opinion. It’s the view of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. In a judgment that has received virtually no attention, federal Judge George B. Daniels...
  • Fisherman reels in SUPER-FISH off the coast of Japan near Fukushima plant

    09/17/2015 10:46:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies ^ | Updated: 18:47 EST, 16 September 2015 | By Corey Charlton
    Visibly straining as he holds it aloft, a Japanese fisherman grimaces as he proudly displays a terrifyingly large fish caught in the waters off Japan. With a gaping mouth large enough to swallow a small child, this creature - believed to be a wolffish - would not look out of place in a science fiction film. The massive catch was reeled in by Hirasaka Hiroshi, a fisherman who has made a career of landing and then eating unusual fish. Normally growing to about 1.2m in length, the wolffish Hirasaka caught measured close to two metres
  • US Senate blocks bid to add Israel, prisoner conditions to Iran deal (53-45)

    09/17/2015 8:52:23 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 29 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/17/2015 18:46
    WASHINGTON - Democrats in the US Senate blocked a last-ditch effort by Republicans on Thursday to add new conditions before President Barack Obama can waive any sanctions under the Iran nuclear deal. After Obama's fellow Democrats in the Senate twice blocked a disapproval resolution meant to kill the nuclear agreement, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced an amendment to the measure that would bar the president from lifting sanctions on Iran unless it recognized Israel's right to exist and released American prisoners. The vote was 53-45, meaning the measure failed to attract the 60 votes it would need to...
  • Senate to resume Iran debate, vote on 4 hostages and Israel right to exist (10am on C-SPAN2)

    09/17/2015 2:13:22 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 18 replies ^ | Today at 10am
    The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, September 17, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.J.Res.61, the legislative vehicle for the Congressional disapproval of the proposed Iran nuclear agreement, with the time until 11:00am equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. At 11:00am, there will be up to 3 roll call votes: Motion to invoke cloture on McConnell amendment #2656 (hostages and Israel’s right to exist); if cloture is not invoked, then Motion to invoke cloture on McConnell amendment #2640 (Iran nuclear agreement resolution of disapproval); if cloture is not invoked, then...
  • 9 in 10 Say Iran At Least Somewhat Likely to Violate Nuclear Deal

    09/16/2015 8:49:29 AM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    Washingnton Beacon ^ | September 16, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    Nine in 10 Americans believe it is to some degree likely Iran will violate the terms of the nuclear deal brokered between Tehran and world powers in July. A CNN/ORC poll released this week indicates that 90 percent of U.S. adults think Iran is at least somewhat likely to violate the agreement, with a plurality of 37 percent deeming such a violation “extremely likely.” The lack of trust in Iran stretches across party lines. Eighty-four percent of Democrats label it at least somewhat likely Tehran will not abide by stipulations in the deal pushed by the Obama administration. Moreover, given...
  • McConnell plans hardball Israel, hostage votes on Iran deal (votes he protected Dems from in April)

    09/15/2015 4:34:19 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/15/15, 06:53 PM EDT | Burgess Everett
    Mitch McConnell is looking for payback. The Senate majority leader is preparing to challenge Democrats with proposals that would force Iran to recognize Israel as a state and release Americans held in Iran as the Senate minority continues to filibuster an effort to scuttle President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Tehran. The Kentucky Republican wants political consequences for the 42 Senate Democrats who support the nuclear agreement and are rejecting McConnell’s attempts to pass a resolution disapproving of the Iran deal. And that retribution could come as soon as Thursday, when McConnell (R-Ky.) plans to force Democrats to take what...
  • Senate to begin second week of Iran debate at 1pm on C-SPAN2 (does McConnell have a plan 'B'?)

    09/15/2015 7:44:47 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    C-SPAN2 | Today
    At 1pm the Senate will resume Iran debate. At 6pm they will hold a second cloture vote on a resolution of disapproval (the first failed 58-42 on Thursday). Republicans have been saying that they will follow the 2nd cloture vote (if nothing changes) with tough amendment votes. Republicans protected Democrats from even having to take several tough amendment votes during the Corker debate in April, including votes on whether any deal would have to include the return of the 4 hostages and whether Iran would have to recognize Israel's right to exist.
  • Contact Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (Tell him to kill filibuster on Iran!)

    09/12/2015 1:24:16 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 35 replies
    Name: Mitch McConnell State: Kentucky Party: Republican Born: February 20, 1942 Entered Office: January 3, 1985 Term Expires: January 3, 2021 Mailing Address: 317 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 Phone Number: (202) 224-2541 Email Address: Email Form Website: Official Website
  • On Iran deal, Obama threw everything into uniting Democrats

    09/12/2015 11:03:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 12, 2015 10:49 AM EDT | Erica Werner and Julie Pace
    A lame-duck president, an empowered opposition, a looming election: They're hardly the ingredients for a resounding White House triumph. Yet President Barack Obama clinched a huge victory on the Iran nuclear deal in Congress this past week when Senate Democrats blocked GOP attempts to get a disapproval resolution to his desk and frustrated House Republicans settled for passing two related measures destined to go nowhere. The outcome was especially notable for a White House with a history of bungling legislative initiatives on Capitol Hill, and a president known for a hands-off relationship with lawmakers, even his own Democrats. […] Obama...
  • Israel’s outgoing UN envoy ‘felt like I was on 1 vs. 100 game show’

    09/12/2015 8:32:39 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 12, 2015, 1:34 am | Tamar Pileggi
    Outgoing Israeli ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor slammed the agency as “toothless” in addressing Middle East unrest, and denounced its institutionalized discrimination against the Jewish state, in an interview aired Friday. Hours earlier, Prosor delivered his final speech to the UN General Assembly before stepping down as Israel’s ambassador to Turtle Bay after a four year stint. “I sometimes felt like I was on the game show 1 vs. 100,” he told Channel 2, reflecting on his tenure. Prosor, a former director general of the foreign minister and ambassador to the UK, is being succeeded by hawkish Likud...
  • Iran Says Finds Unexpectedly High Uranium Reserve

    09/12/2015 5:02:20 AM PDT · by edpc · 60 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 12 Sept 2015 | Reuters
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has discovered an unexpectedly high reserve of uranium and will soon begin extracting the radioactive element at a new mine, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said on Saturday.
  • Amb. Shapiro: Iran Deal Shows US Learned Lessons of 9/11

    09/11/2015 6:11:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    INN ^ | 9/11/2015, 2:52 PM | Eliran Aharon
    The US marks 14 years since the September 11, 2001 attacks on Friday, in which Al Qaeda terrorists coordinated four separate attacks on US citizens and landmarks. 2,996 people were killed when two passenger planes crashed into the New York World Trade Center towers, one crashed into the Pentagon, and one crashed in a field near Shanksville, PA after passengers heroically battled the hijackers. To gain perspective on the attacks, Arutz Sheva spoke with US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro at a special memorial ceremony in Beit Zayit (outside of Jerusalem) on Thursday. “I think the agreement with Iran will...
  • Anti-Netanyahu petition shows world hatred of Israel: Iran cleric

    09/11/2015 11:58:00 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    PressTV ^ | Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:50PM
    A top Iranian cleric says the anger in the UK toward Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shows the Tel Aviv regime has turned into a global object of hatred across the world. “The campaign of hatred for the Zionist regime, which began in Iran, has spread across the world,” said Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani in an address to worshippers at weekly Friday Prayers in the Iranian capital, Tehran. Netanyahu traveled to the UK on Wednesday for a two-day visit to discuss hosts of issues including the crisis in Syria and the July 14 nuclear agreement reached between Iran and...
  • Can the Molten Salt Reactor Break Through?

    09/11/2015 9:48:35 AM PDT · by thackney · 50 replies
    Real Clear Energy ^ | September 11, 2015 | William Tucker
    The big worry about nuclear reactors is that the solid fuel rods are going to melt down. If the core of the reactor loses its cooling water – as it did both at Three Mile Island and Fukushima – then the fuel rods overheat. Even though the nuclear reaction may stop, the decay heat is enough to melt the zirconium fuel rods so that the uranium pellets inside get exposed. If there is some water remaining, the heat may be enough to split off hydrogen, which can cause a hydrogen explosion, as occurred at Fukushima and was feared at Three...
  • House rejects Iran deal (162-269-1), votes to block President from lifting sanctions (247-186)

    09/11/2015 9:44:48 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    C-SPAN | Today
    House vote to approve deal: 162 Yes, 269 No, 1 Present 25 Democrats vote No, 1 Republican votes Present Vote to prevent lifting of sanctions: 247 Yes, 186 No Only 2 Democrats vote to prevent lifting of sanctions.
  • New Poll: Americans Demand Congressional Vote on Iran Deal; Majority Opposes Presidential Veto

    09/11/2015 6:33:04 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 25 replies ^ | September 8, 2015
    New York – – – – – – As Congress reconvenes from its summer recess their first order of business will be the most important security legislation of the 21st Century – the agreement with Iran on its nuclear program. Already the agreement has a majority of both the Senate and the House in opposition. The President is threatening to veto a Congressional resolution rejecting it. Some of the President’s supporters are now threatening a filibuster in the Senate to protect their re-election chances and the President because Congress would never directly debate or vote on the agreement. Against this...