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  • South African Regime Embraces Chinese Communism, New World Order

    08/28/2015 7:43:31 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 30 replies
    The New American ^ | 8/27/2015 | Alex Newman
    After more than two decades of peddling disinformation and lies about its real agenda, the regime ruling South Africa, an alliance of the Communist Party (SACP) and the African National Congress (ANC), is finally dropping the mask. In a stunning policy document produced by the ANC's National General Council, the late Communist Party leader Nelson Mandela's successors praised Communist China's brutal dictatorship as a “guiding lodestar of our own struggle” toward government centralization and what the document celebrated as a “post-Western” “new world order.” The shocking document, which has been totally ignored in the Western press, also praises the regime...
  • Trump: Deport children of immigrants living illegally in US

    08/16/2015 12:42:58 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 189 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/16/2015 | Stephen Braun
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants more than a wall to keep out immigrants living in the country illegally. He also wants to end "birthright citizenship" for their children, he said Sunday. And he would rescind Obama administration executive orders on immigration and toughen deportation, allowing in only "the good ones." Trump described his expanded vision of how to secure American borders during a wide-ranging interview Sunday on NBC's "Meet The Press," saying that he would push to end the constitutionally protected right of any family living illegally inside the U.S. ...
  • The collapse of Megyn Kelly

    08/11/2015 5:58:06 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 256 replies
    The Kelly File Megyn Kelly: “I certainly will not apologize for doing good journalism. So I’ll continue doing my job without fear or favor. And Mr. Trump I expect will continue with what has been a successful campaign thus far. This is a tough business and it’s time now to move forward.” Cathy CP: Good journalism? Keep sniffing that glue. 2,755(thumbs up) · 10 hrs Ken Semmel: Your questions to Donald Trump were disgusting and had nothing to do with our issues!! 3,997(thumbs up) · 10 hrs Daniel Tran: I still stop watching Fox because of this woman. 1,229(thumbs up)·...
  • Third Party Trump is better than RINO Jeb Bush

    08/07/2015 3:58:28 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 65 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/07/15 | Jeff Crouere
    Trump's best chance for victory would be as the GOP nominee From the very beginning of the first GOP presidential debate, Donald Trump was in the spotlight and under fire from Fox News commentators. The first question asked for a show of hands of all candidates who would not pledge to support the Republican presidential nominee. Only Donald Trump raised his hand, which led to the first of many confrontations during the debate. He was challenged by moderator Brett Baier and lambasted by Senator Rand Paul for “buying and selling politicians.” While Trump declared that he wants to “run as...
  • The one reason Donald Trump was the clear winner of the first GOP debate

    08/07/2015 6:22:17 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/7/15 | Eugene Robinson
    CLEVELAND. It was billed as The Donald Trump Show, and the Republican front-runner delivered. He mugged. He pouted. He projected outrage without being troubled by specificity or fact. When he got punched — and the moderators threw haymakers all night — he stuck out his chin and punched back. Trump made it through the first Republican debate by avoiding the one mistake that could have seriously damaged his insurgent campaign: sounding like a professional politician. For that reason alone, he seemed to me the clear winner. I watched the debate at the House of Blues in downtown Cleveland with a...
  • “We collectively stand by each one of the questions that was delivered on Thursday night, 100%."

    08/07/2015 5:28:56 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 93 replies
    @BretBaier: “We collectively stand by each one of the questions that was delivered on Thursday night, 100%."
  • Trump Loses Zero Ground After Fox's Unfair, Unbalanced Attack In Debate

    08/07/2015 2:43:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 62 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 7, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    CLEVELAND, Ohio: A Wall Street Journal report suggests that despite critics’ opinions predicting GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s poll numbers would fall, two early – though unscientific – polls predict that may be wrong.
  • All about the Barack Hussein Obama Muslim connection to Common Core

    08/06/2015 10:33:56 AM PDT · by wtd · 12 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | August 5, 2015 | BNI
    All about the Barack Hussein Obama Muslim connection to Common CoreIn the last few years we have seen a movement in our country to nationalize our educational system, to implement Common Core in all schools. Inside the schools, the most drastic change has been an overwhelming influence of Islam and Sharia law. Education publishing giant, Pearson, whose biggest investor is the Libyan Investment Authority, is a major supplier of Islam-oriented text books for American schools. As is the nation of Qatar.Pearson owners are deeply involved in the Muslim Brotherhood and linked to CAIR. “Muslim Brotherhood documents seized by the...
  • Big Donors Warn Candidates On Eve Of Debate: “Take Trump Out”

    08/06/2015 9:14:13 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 188 replies
    dc whispers ^ | August 5, 2015
    Though the Fox News promos state it is a debate of Republican candidates, most of the network’s on-air personalities have admitted publicly it has turned into the Donald Trump show as the top GOP contender has become the single most referenced topic on the minds of everyone following the 2016 Race for the White House. That reality is not sitting well with GOP power brokers who are said to have made it clear to operatives linked to a variety of candidate camps that Donald Trump cannot be allowed to appear to win tomorrow night’s debate. Some are said to have...
  • Who Will Stop The Sanctuary Madness?

    08/06/2015 9:36:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Republican candidates for president have fittingly come to Ohio to debate, among other things, immigration policy. In late July, the United States House and Senate heard testimonies from families of Americans murdered by illegal aliens who had been shielded from deportation by sanctuary policies. The consequences of these policies hit home in Ohio just a few days later when Margaret Kostelnik was shot and killed in her home by an illegal alien who later confessed to her murder in addition to the attempted rape of a 14-year old girl, the shooting of another woman (who thankfully survived) in front of...
  • Rupert Murdoch Criticizes Donald Trump Over Mexican Immigrant Comments

    07/12/2015 4:41:40 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 73 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 12 2015 | THR Staff
    Rupert Murdoch apparently won't be supporting Donald Trump's presidential campaign. The Australian-born media mogul, who became a U.S. citizen in 1985, on Sunday became the latest to decry the Republican candidate's comments about Mexican immigrants in a message posted to Twitter.
  • McCain: ‘Overwhelming Majority’ of Arizonans Would Disagree With Trump’s ‘Offensive’ Rhetoric

    07/09/2015 2:24:12 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 July 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Senator Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) argued that Donald Trump’s rhetoric is “offensive” to Hispanics and the “overwhelming majority” of Arizonans would disagree with Trump on Thursday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on MSNBC. [...] McCain added of Trump’s rhetoric, “it is offensive to not only Hispanic citizenry, but other citizenry, but he’s entitled to say what he wants to say. But I guarantee you, the overwhelming majority, and I’ve had the honor of representing the people of Arizona for many years, I guarantee you the overwhelming majority would not agree with his attitude towards — that he has displayed towards our Hispanic...
  • Seattle City Needs To Move Away From The Idea That Families Can Have Their Own Home & Land

    07/09/2015 12:53:17 PM PDT · by thomasryan · 57 replies
    Gov't Slaves ^ | 7/8/15 | Kipp Robertson
    If adopted, ideas being considered by a Seattle housing committee would be devastating to the city’s appeal, KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson said. Get rid of single-family zoning in Seattle. That’s the big message in a draft report being worked on by Mayor Ed Murray’s housing committee, obtained by The Seattle Times. According to a draft letter, the city needs to move away from the idea that all families can live in their own home on a piece of land, the Times reports. “Today, as Seattle expands rapidly and experiences massive economic and population growth, we are held back by policies...
  • Trump Resurrects Birther Issue; A lot Of People Don't Believe Obama Birth Certificate Real

    07/09/2015 9:51:39 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 276 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | July 8, 2015 | Donald Trump
    Donald Trump sat down with Obama's NBC News' Katy Tur and was asked why people should believe his numbers on illegal immigration when he led the birther movement and sent investigators out to Hawaii to investigate whether Obama was not born here. Watch Tur press Trump over the issue pleading that Obama released his birth certificate. Trump fired back: "According to you it's not true. If you believe that, that's fine. ... A lot of people don't agree with you on that..."
  • 'I'm done': Jeb Bush refuses to answer Donald Trump question

    07/09/2015 8:17:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/7/15 | COLIN CAMPBELL
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) is clearly tired of talking about rival presidential candidate Donald Trump. In a Fox News interview on Wednesday, Bush dismissed two questions about the real-estate magnate whose controversial immigration comments have drawn reams of headlines. Asked about Trump's success in the polls, Bush replied: "I don't know if he's having success. We'll see in the long haul." Bush was then pressed if he felt Trump's candidacy was harming the broader Republican Party. He declined to answer. "I've already stated my views about Donald Trump," he said. With some light prodding, Bush said he wouldn't...
  • The Pope's new world order: Francis calls for the 'goods of the Earth' to be shared [Truncated]

    07/08/2015 12:05:10 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 82 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | July 7, 2015 17:38 UTC | Simon Tomlinson
    Pope ends first leg of his three-nation South American tour with impassioned plea to safeguard the environmentDelivered message in Ecuador, which has one of the world's most diverse ecosystems but is also reliant on oil He said: 'As stewards of these riches, we have an obligation toward society and toward future generations' (...) 'As stewards of these riches which we have received, we have an obligation toward society as a whole and toward future generations,' Francis said. 'We cannot bequeath this heritage to them without proper care for the environment, without a sense of gratuitousness born of our contemplation...
  • Pope wraps Ecuador leg of South America trip after calling for new ecological, economic order

    07/08/2015 6:42:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    Pope Francis wraps up the first leg of a three-nation South American pilgrimage Wednesday after issuing an impassioned call for a new economic and ecological world order where the goods of the Earth are shared by everyone, not just exploited by the rich
  • The Two Contending Visions Of World Government

    06/18/2015 7:31:11 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 16 replies
    Real Independent News & Film ^ | June 13, 2015 | Eric Zuesse
    U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed ‘Trade’ deals are actually about whether the world is heading toward a dictatorial world government — a dictatorship by the hundred or so global super-rich who hold the controlling blocks of stock in the world’s largest international corporations — or else toward a democratic world government, which will be a global federation of free and independent states, much like the United States was at its founding, but global in extent. These are two opposite visions of world government; and Obama is clearly on the side of fascism, an international mega-corporate dictatorship, as will be documented...
  • Pope Francis Calls For A New Global Political Authority To Save Humanity

    06/17/2015 5:10:37 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 82 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 6/17/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Pope Francis says that global warming is a fact and that a new global political authority is necessary in order to save humanity from utter disaster. The new encyclical that was scheduled to be released on Thursday has been leaked, and it is being reported that this new global political authority that Pope Francis envisions would be in charge of “the reduction of pollution and the development of poor countries and regions”. The funny thing is that this sounds very much in line with the new sustainable development agenda that is going to be launched at the United Nations in...
  • WikiLeaks releasing another part of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement [Repubs on suicide watch]

    06/10/2015 6:28:42 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 10, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    The Healthcare Annex, according to WikiLeaks, “seeks to regulate state schemes for medicines and medical devices. It forces healthcare authorities to give big pharmaceutical companies more information about national decisions on public access to medicine, and grants corporations greater powers to challenge decisions they perceive as harmful to their interests.” Dr. Deborah Gleeson, who gave professional review and analysis to WikiLeaks said, “The purported aim of the Annex is to facilitate ‘high-quality healthcare’ but the Annex does nothing to achieve this. It is clearly intended to cater to the interests of the pharmaceutical industry.” Gleeson added, “Nor does this do...
  • Revealed: The Secret Immigration Chapter in Obama’s Trade Agreement

    06/10/2015 1:34:32 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 23 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | June 10, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Discovered inside the huge tranche of secretive Obamatrade documents released by Wikileaks are key details on how technically any Republican voting for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that would fast-track trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal would technically also be voting to massively expand President Obama’s executive authority when it comes to immigration matters. The mainstream media covered the Wikileaks document dump extensively, but did not mention the immigration chapter contained within it, so Breitbart News took the documents to immigration experts to get their take on it. Nobody has figured how big a deal the documents...
  • WTO Ruling Blasts U.S. Sovereignty; TPP Threatens More of Same

    05/28/2015 6:20:22 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 5/27/2015 | William F. Jasper
    As the World Trade Organization delivers another blow against U.S. sovereignty, President Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is poised to add more international judicial attacks against American liberty and independence. The May 18 ruling by a WTO appellate tribunal declaring a U.S. federal law illegal should have caused giant shock waves across America and should have sunk any hopes of congressional passage of the TPP, which, twinned with the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), forms the centerpiece of the ObamaTrade globalist agenda. Both the TPP and the TTIP would create international courts that could (and would) override American federal, state,...
  • DOJ Official: Slavery to Blame for Riots in Ferguson and Baltimore

    05/19/2015 1:53:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 113 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 19, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    This lunacy is mainstream thought at the Department of Justice. Vanita Gupta, head of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, has told a lawyers group in Colorado that slavery and Jim Crow helped fuel the Ferguson and Baltimore riots. The last few days have seen a number of fanciful stories with the Obama administration seemingly questioning the authority of local police. I’ve long maintained that the administration is nakedly seeking to federalize policing standards — but get rid of local police? No way, that sounds like something broadcast from a shortwave station in Austin, Texas. But then up steps...
  • Australia PM advisor says climate change a U.N.-led ruse to create new world order

    05/08/2015 8:26:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    japantimes.com ^ | 5/8/2015 | Unknow
    Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s top business adviser on Friday claimed climate change was a ruse encouraged by the United Nations to create a new authoritarian world order under its control. Maurice Newman, chairman of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council, said the real agenda was “concentrated political authority. Global warming is the hook.” In a column for The Australian newspaper to coincide with a visit by U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres, he added that the world had been “subjected to extravagance from climate catastrophists for close to 50 years.” “It’s a well-kept secret, but 95 percent of the climate models...
  • Federal Spending in the States

    04/20/2015 12:41:38 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 5 replies
    The PEW Charitable Trusts ^ | 12/2/2014 | Staff
    Overview The federal government spent $3.1 trillion in the states during its 2013 fiscal year. ... For nearly three decades, the U.S. Census Bureau produced the Consolidated Federal Funds Report, an annual look at the geographic distribution of federal spending. But following the publication of the fiscal 2010 data, the Census Bureau discontinued the report. To fill this data gap, the Pew Charitable Trusts’ fiscal federalism initiative prepared this analysis and companion methodology. ... Retirement benefits payments to individuals include Social Security retirement, survivor, and disability payments; veterans benefits; and other federal retirement and disability payments. Social Security accounts for...
  • The Cuba Opportunity Summit: High-Velocity Growth [America's Elites doing what they do]

    04/02/2015 12:07:43 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 3 replies
    The Wharton School ^ | 4/1/2015 | Staff
    Breaking Summit Updates EVENT SOLD OUT After our most recent announcement that Roberta S. Jacobson, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State will be delivering a keynote address at The Cuba Opportunity Summit on April 1st, our few remaining available tickets quickly sold out however, we keep receiving registration requests and are working with the Nasdaq to increase capacity. We therefore invite you to join the waitlist if you are still keen to attend. ... As originally reported on January 14, 2015 by Knowledge@Wharton, for some five decades, economic relations between the U.S. and Cuba...
  • Obama Was Hand-Picked, Was NOT a Natural Born Citizen, Congress Knew It, and Tried to Protect Him

    03/30/2015 5:08:37 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 104 replies
    D C Clothesline ^ | 3/29/2015 | Dean Garrison
    The further I travel down this rabbit hole, the more I feel divorced from the good conservative people that I choose to call my own. I hold some stories back from our readers. My thought is that people have a hard enough time embracing the basic fact that our government is corrupt on both sides of the aisle. If you knew how corrupt I thought these people really were, I feel like you’d rush to the phone and soon bad men would show up to haul me off in a straight jacket. Do they still do that? Regardless, today I...
  • Jeffrey Tambor explains the N.W.O. and the Trilateral Commission on Barney Miller in 1981

    03/27/2015 9:56:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Life imitating art or is it art imitating life? A conspiracy kook describing the entire N.W.O. agenda to the police who clearly thinks he’s crazy. The truth, hidden in plain sight....pretty funny
  • Rep. Peter King Threatens to Jump Off a Bridge if Cruz Gets GOP Nomination

    03/23/2015 4:15:33 PM PDT · by don-o · 148 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 18, 201, 5 | Matt Wilstein
    Rep. Peter King (R-NY) appeared on CNN’s The Situation Room Monday afternoon and when Wolf Blitzer asked him to explain his statement that compared Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to a “carnival barker,” the Republican congressman opted not to walk back his comments but instead take about a dozen steps forward. “We need intelligent debate in the country. Ted Cruz may be an intelligent person, but he doesn’t carry out an intelligent debate,” King said. “He oversimplifies, he exaggerates and he basically led the Republican Party over the cliff in the fall of 2013. He has shown no qualifications, no legislation...
  • VANITY: FoxNews' The Five Attacks Cruz Candidacy

    03/23/2015 2:22:31 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 134 replies
    3/23/2015 | Dr. Thorne
    FoxNews' The Five attacked the newly announced Ted Cruz presidential candidacy on the same day as his announcement. You expect Juan Williams and Dana Perino (a mindless Bushbot) to oppose him. But, Eric Bolling said Cruz is just not ready and Greg "Congenital Idiot" Gutfeld opined that Cruz is only running because of his own self-importance.
  • Pharrell Williams: “Happiness Is Your Birthright”

    03/22/2015 4:30:32 PM PDT · by Chris in VA · 56 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | 3/22/15 | David Webb
    Pharrell Williams spoke to the UN General Assembly on International Day of Happiness according to the Daily Mail. At least, that is what the headline of the article is supposed to make you think.
  • New Climate Paper Gives Global Warming Alarmists ‘One Helluva Beating’

    03/21/2015 3:09:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    Breitbart News via fox ^ | James Delingpole,
    A new scientific paper has driven yet another nail into the coffin of Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming theory. (H/T Bishop Hill) The paper – Rethinking the lower bound on aerosol radiative forcing by Bjorn Stevens of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, Germany, published in the American Meteorological Society journal – finds that the effects of aerosols on climate are much smaller than those in almost all the computer models used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
  • Elon Musk: In the future, human-driven cars may be illegal

    03/18/2015 12:40:24 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 74 replies
    mashable.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | Karissa Bell
    SAN JOSE, Calif. — The days of humans driving their own cars are numbered, according to Elon Musk. The reason, he said, is advances in sensor and software technology will eventually make cars' onboard computers safer and better drivers than humans wielding "two-ton death machines." The Tesla CEO shared his thoughts on the future of self-driving vehicles during the keynote presentation at NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, where he appeared onstage with NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. "In the distant future," he said, "They may outlaw driven cars because they're too dangerous."
  • Ukraine's old guard plagued by mystery deaths

    03/14/2015 6:42:38 PM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 20 replies
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | Maria Antonova and Oleksandr Savochenko
    Kiev (AFP) - Tragedy, foul play or fear of prosecution? A spate of mystery suicides by allies of Ukraine's deposed president Viktor Yanukovych has been called all three. Three former lawmakers close to the ousted leader have been found dead in Ukraine in the past two weeks, in what their party has called a consequence of their persecution by Kiev's new pro-Western government. Their deaths followed four suicodes earlier this year of regional officials who were working under the old regime. Although Kiev rejects allegations of any connection between the three events, some are calling for a thorough probe to...
  • Madeleine Albright: Senate Iran letter 'outrageous' (video at link)

    03/11/2015 3:16:31 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 50 replies
    WGRZ ^ | 3/11/15
    Former U.S. secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks about the controversial letter to Iran, Hillary Clinton's e-mails and how much progress has been made when it comes to gender equality.
  • Trey Gowdy: Remember Hillary Flying to Libya, Device in Hand? ‘We Have No Emails from That Day’

    03/08/2015 9:50:07 AM PDT · by Mygirlsmom · 71 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 8, 2015 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Trey Gowdy: Remember Hillary Flying to Libya, Device in Hand? ‘We Have No Emails from That Day’
  • Jeb Offers More Bush World Chaos

    02/21/2015 5:12:56 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | 2/19/2015 | Jack Kenny
    Appearing before the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Wednesday, undeclared presidential candidate Jeb Bush (shown) acknowledged “there were mistakes made in Iraq” and insisted he is his "own man,” but otherwise gave no indication he would depart from the practice of intervening militarily around the globe to “enforce peaceful stability” in far-off lands. “I love my father and my brother," the former Florida governor said of Presidents George Herbert Walker Bush and George W. Bush during the question and answer session that followed his prepared remarks. "I admire their service to the nation and the difficult decisions they had to...
  • Home Owner Associations robbing people of their rights, their savings and their homes

    02/15/2015 9:08:46 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 233 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/15/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Using Agitprop and elements of the Delphi propaganda method (3), lethal Home Owners Associations (HOAs) are moving north out of huge Miami-Fort Lauderdale territories up along Florida’s I-95 corridor to take over more and more personal property rights of unsuspecting homeowners in gated, HOA communities. And the effects are not pretty! “Resetting the default position. . .exploits the structure of the choice to encourage a more desirable option,” says Cass R. Sunstein, author of the book NUDGE. (1) Employed by the Obama Administration as a regulatory czar, it was Sunstein’s job to have the American people do what the government...
  • How Dubai Became Dubai

    02/06/2015 9:16:49 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 5 replies
    nextcity.org ^ | 2/27/2013 | Daniel Brook
    ... Indeed, until President George W. Bush’s post-9/11 declaration —“Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists” — the Emirati royals really were with both; the UAE played the seemingly impossible game of being friends with both the Americans, for whom Dubai serves as the largest overseas naval port, and the man who had declared war on America. Hardly dyed-in-the-wool jihadis, the Emirati royals likely saw bin Laden as an eccentric buddy — part of their social milieu of Gulf Arab millionaire heirs but with an added frisson of radical chic.” ... “While in the foreign concessions...
  • Pope: ‘Inhuman’ conditions for migrants on US-Mexico border

    02/05/2015 5:18:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 118 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 5, 2015 2:34 PM EST | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis has decried the “inhuman” conditions facing migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and has encouraged communities there not to judge people by stereotypes but welcome migrants and work to end discrimination. Francis made the appeal in a letter to a Jesuit priest who helps organize Catholic teens in Nogales, Arizona, to support the Kino Border Initiative, which advocates a more humane solution to migration. The letter was dated Dec. 19 but was made public on Kino’s website recently. […] Francis has made migration one of the priorities of his pontificate and will likely raise the issue when he visits...
  • Barack Obama threatens Vladimir Putin over perceived Russia aggression against Ukraine

    01/25/2015 3:04:36 PM PST · by traumer · 78 replies
    The US President vowed to “ratchet up pressure on Russia” amid fears the fighting in eastern Europe is worsening by the day. Barack Obama today threatened to use all measures - short of military action - to force Vladimir Putin to back down over the Ukraine crisis. He vowed to “ratchet up pressure on Russia” amid fears the fighting in eastern Europe is worsening by the day. He also warned Putin was “hell-bent on engaging in military conflicts” regardless of the damage it caused to Russians with its sanctions-hit economy nosediving into recession. The US leader spoke out in India...
  • Putin Cuts Off Gas Supply To Six European Countries Without Warning

    01/18/2015 2:50:54 PM PST · by dila813 · 105 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/18/2015 @ 4:03PM | Paul Gregory
    On January 14, Vladimir Putin ordered Russia’s natural gas monopoly, Gazprom, to cut back by 60% the natural gas delivered to Europe through Ukraine. His ostensible reason: Ukraine was illegally siphoning off gas for its own use—a charge Ukraine denies. Overall Europe depends on Russia for 30% of its gas supplies, and some 80% of Europe’s Russian natural gas comes via Ukraine. Putin’s order would leave six countries in eastern and southeastern Europe totally without gas.
  • Obama to Host Global “Extremism” Summit; Tyranny on the Menu

    01/15/2015 8:56:15 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 24 replies
    The New American ^ | 1/12/2015 | Alex Newman
    Following the deadly Charlie Hebdo terror attacks in Paris last week, the Obama administration finally set a date for its global summit on dealing with “extremism.” However, the conclave will not be focusing on Western and Arab governments’ support for extreme jihadists in Libya, Syria, and beyond; or on extreme gun-control schemes that left French citizens defenseless in the face of terrorism last week; or on extreme anti-free-speech policies purporting to ban criticism of Islam pushed by the United Nations, the European Union, and the Socialist French government. Instead, the White House “extremism” summit will focus primarily on expanding the...
  • Why We Think Paid Leave Is a Worker's Right, Not a Privilege [VJ at linkedin.com]

    01/15/2015 8:38:18 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 37 replies
    linkedin.com ^ | 1/14/2015 | Valerie Jarrett
    Anyone who has ever faced the challenge of raising or supporting a family, while holding down a job, has faced tough choices along the way, and likely felt stretched between the financial and personal needs of their family. ... So on Thursday, President Obama will call on Congress to pass the Healthy Families Act, which would allow millions of working Americans to earn up to seven days a year of paid sick time — and call on states and cities to pass similar laws. The President will outline a new plan to help states create paid leave programs, and provide...
  • Scarborough: No One in Mainstream TV Supports Limiting Immigration

    01/15/2015 7:14:10 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Europe has been the target of numerous acts of Muslim terrorism, while its economies suffer and unemployment is rampant. The United States is still recovering from 9-11 and has been the object of a number of terrorist attacks/attempts since then. Yet in neither country is there a voice in mainstream television saying that right-wing parties might have a point when they advocate limits on immigration. That was Joe Scarborough's point on today's Morning Joe: "I have yet to hear one person on American television or European television, mainstream, say these people [right-wingers favoring immigration restrictions] may have a point." View...
  • Pope on Climate Change: Man Has 'Slapped Nature in the Face'

    01/15/2015 8:03:19 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | 15 Jan 2015 | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis said Thursday he is convinced that global warming is "mostly" man-made and that he hopes his upcoming encyclical on the environment will encourage negotiators at a climate change meeting in Paris to make "courageous" decisions to protect God's creation.
  • Cornyn: Obamacare Repeal Vote Should Wait

    01/08/2015 10:03:15 AM PST · by roses of sharon · 55 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 1/8/15
    Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said he hopes his GOP colleagues hold off on a vote to fully repeal Obamacare until after Republicans have shown they can govern. “I think it’s important that we demonstrate that we can be productive before we have the inevitable fight over repealing Obamacare,” the Texas Republican said in an interview with CQ Roll Call Wednesday. “We are going to have that vote. But my own preference would be we have it after we’ve been able to demonstrate that we can actually get some things done.”
  • Boehner Wins Re-Election With Less Than Majority Of House

    01/06/2015 1:41:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/6/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Only 216 Republicans voted to re-elect a humbled Ohio Republican Rep. John Boehner as Speaker of the U.S. House on Tuesday, as many Republicans voted for alternative candidates in the second organized attempt to unseat Boehner in as many speakership elections. He wins re-election as Speaker with less than a majority of the House, something that has happened only four times since 1917. A total of 25 Republicans in the chamber did not vote for Boehner, with 24 voting for alternative candidates and others who were not nominated and one voting present. Reps. Justin Amash (R-MI), Rod Blum (R-IA), Dave...
  • Bands of ‘Putin Youths’ Fight His Enemies, Ridicule Opposition- video depicts Putin takeover US

    01/06/2015 10:13:37 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 14 replies
    NYO ^ | 4 Jan 15 | Mikhail Klikushin
    It is the very end of 2015. The Russian flag is proudly flying over the White House. Triumphant music blasts, music that is known for preceding the most important announcements by both the Soviet and modern-day Russian leaders. Then the viewer sees the Oval Office, oddly transformed. On the left-hand wall there is a famous painting, “Morning in the Pine-tree Forest” by the great Russian painter Ivan Shishkin. The opposite wall exhibits another masterpiece – this time by Ivan Aivazovsky. Gone are the portraits of American Presidents and the carpet with the proud American eagle. Vladimir Putin is sitting at...
  • Russia Is Building A New High Speed Train That Will Travel From Moscow To Beijing In Just 48 Hours

    01/04/2015 5:23:50 PM PST · by blam · 68 replies
    BI ^ | 1-4-2015 | Stefano Pozzebon
    Stefano Pozzebon December 31, 2014 Russia plans to build a new high speed railway, with trains that would speed from Moscow to Beijing in just 48 hours. At the moment, it takes about seven days to commute between the two cities and the route requires changes. According to Romanian website Glasul, the Kremlin has awarded the project to China Railway High-speed (CRH), a subsidiary of the state-controlled China Railway (CR), which is working in a joint-venture with the local firm Uralvagonzavod. CR is famous in the train industry for operating the world's only magnetic levitation train in an urban area,...