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  • Russia no longer murders spies: KGB veteran

    12/14/2006 12:01:09 PM PST · by james500 · 22 replies · 439+ views
    Reuters via ABC News ^ | Dec 14, 2006 | Louis Charbonneau
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The head of an organization of former Russian spies was quoted as saying on Thursday Moscow abandoned its policy of assassinating enemies long ago, and that Alexander Litvinenko was probably murdered by criminals. Former KGB agent Valentin Velichko said fellow former agent Litvinenko, who died in London on November 23 from radiation poisoning, was a traitor but was not killed by Moscow. "That was long ago. It belonged to the days of Stalin," Velichko, head of the Veterans of Foreign Intelligence, told Die Welt newspaper in an interview. Millions died under the rule of dictator Josef Stalin.
  • Donald Trump hogs umbrella while Melania and Baron are rained on (unhinged liberal media, LOL)

    01/17/2018 11:22:40 AM PST · by simpson96 · 48 replies
    Harper's Bazaar ^ | 1/17/2018 | Staff
    Donald Trump has never been known for his chivalry nor valiance, an assertion compounded by recent pictures showing him hogging an umbrella while his wife and son are rained on. The US President can be seen holding an umbrella as he boards Air Force One in Florida, with Melania and Baron Trump left behind to battle the elements. Thunderstorms hit Palm Beach on the day the photos were taken on 12 January. It is unclear whether or not Trump offered the umbrella to his family, but he does look pretty protective of it - after all, he has that famous...
  • President Trump under fire after appearing to hog umbrella from Melania Trump and Barron

    01/16/2018 5:10:40 PM PST · by mdittmar · 73 replies
    yahoo ^ | January 16, 2018 | Aris Folley,AOL.com
    President Donald Trump is facing a deluge of criticism after appearing to keep an umbrella to himself while leaving his wife and son to brave the elements.Photographs of the president showed him holding a large black umbrella as he boarded Air Force One at West Palm Beach in Florida Monday.
  • Remember This Pic? Well Trump Just Had His Defining "Umbrella Moment"

    09/08/2017 3:56:02 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 72 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | September 8 2017 | Cillian Zeal
    ... [F]or Barack Obama, one of the moments that crystallized why he frustrated so many Americans came not from anything he did, but rather what he forced a Marine to do for him back in 2013. Back then, Obama was holding a joint press conference in the White House Rose Garden with Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan when it started to rain. Instead of holding an umbrella for himself, he decided to have a U.S. Marine hold it for him — something that, as the U.K. Telegraph points out, isn't necessarily allowed by the Marine Corps regulations. The "umbrella...
  • South Korean missile interceptor in final development

    04/18/2017 3:34:59 PM PDT · by familyop · 11 replies
    UPI ^ | 18APR17 | Richard Tomkins
    April 18 (UPI) -- ...According to the Yonhap news service the hit-to-kill missile system will undergo final evaluation next month to determine it's suitability for production and deployment...The indigenously developed M-SAM is a key element of the country's Korea Air and Missile Defense system. It has the capability to destroy incoming ballistic missiles at an altitude of about 12.4 miles. The missile was developed by South Korea's Agency for Defense Development and LIG Nex1...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    02/10/2017 6:28:47 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 51 replies
    Umbrella Day Date When Celebrated : Always February 10 Umbrella Day is in honor of one of the world's most invaluable inventions. On a rainy, day, we are sure glad that someone was smart enough to invent it. It's also increasingly popular to use umbrellas to shade ourselves from harmful UV radiation, and the heat of the sun. Umbrellas come in all sorts of sizes, colors, shapes, and, designs. Businesses and organizations use them for advertising. The smallest umbrellas fit inside a purse or glove compartment. Golf umbrellas are popular sizes. Then, there are lawn and beach umbrellas. There's one...
  • Announcement: The SSS is Set to Sail

    05/31/2016 4:59:53 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-31-2016 | MOTUS
    NOTE:  As has been my custom for the past two years I will betaking a summer semi-sabbatical (SSS) for the next few months. Butt as the old cowpoke once said…“I don’t know how quit you.”   Accordingly, I’m not shuttering the shop, just cutting back on my hours a bit in order to tend to a myriad of half-done or not yet started projects that tend to build up every year and demand attention by the time summer rolls around. The posts will be shorter, mixed with some open threads and/or re-posts from the MOTUS deep vault of golden oldies. And...
  • Obama’s Rainy Tour Of Old Havana Is A Must For Any Cuba Visitor

    03/21/2016 11:02:48 AM PDT · by BAW · 8 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 3-21-2016 | Suzy Strutner
    When it comes to travel, nothing rains on President Obama’s parade. In the first visit by a sitting U.S. president in 88 years, the first family touched down in Cuba on Sunday amidst some wet weather. They headed straight to a walking tour of Old Havana, a neighborhood that’s maintained its architectural character since its founding in 1519. The area is comprised of five large plazas: Plaza de Armas, Plaza Vieja, Plaza de San Francisco, Plaza del Cristo and Plaza de la Catedral. Each plaza is surrounded by significant buildings, monuments and narrow, winding streets.
  • Umbrella, Not Rifle, Spotted on CSU San Marcos

    08/20/2014 5:18:49 PM PDT · by Jagdgewehr · 27 replies
    NBC News 7 San Diego ^ | Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 • Updated at 12:01 PM PDT | R. Stickney
    A report of man carrying a rifle on the campus of Cal State University San Marcos prompted a campus-wide lockdown and search by local law enforcement officials Wednesday. Officials told NBC 7 they determined the man involved was carrying an umbrella, not a rifle.
  • Look Who's Holding Obama's Umbrella in Germany...

    06/20/2013 12:29:37 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-20-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Obama has lost that lovin' feeling (only 6,000 turned out for our little "citizen of the world" in his Berlin encore)...but not with everybody...
  • 'It Made Him Look Like A Butler': Retired General Blasts Obama For Ordering U.S. Marine

    05/17/2013 9:52:42 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 80 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 16, 2013 | DAVID MARTOSKO, JAMES NYE and DANIEL BATES
    'It made him look like a butler': Retired general blasts President Obama for ordering U.S. Marine to break military rules by holding an umbrella The President unwittingly forced two U.S Marines to break protocol and regulations as he ordered them to use umbrellas Former United States Air Force Lieutenant Thomas McInerney criticized the President for making the officers look like butlers By DAVID MARTOSKO, JAMES NYE and DANIEL BATES 16 May 2013 President Obama humiliated the marine who he asked to hold his umbrella by making him ‘look like a butler’, a respected military general claimed today. Thomas McInerney, a...
  • Presidents in the rain

    05/18/2013 8:17:59 AM PDT · by Domandred · 63 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 5/18/13 | Domandred
    Did some research and found plenty of photos of Presidents in the rain. Thought I would share them. Yes I included ones of the current President. Notice the distinct lack of Marines holding umbrellas. No I didn't selectively pick other than image quality. Finding cases of Marines holding umbrellas is hard, almost like it doesn't happen.
  • Umbrella Etiquette in the Age of Obama

    05/17/2013 7:08:37 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 17 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-17-2013 | MOTUS
    Well, it’s Friday. That used to mean late afternoon document dumps for the media to ignore. The last few weeks though, this gambit seems to have gotten a little out of hand. Now it seems we’re dumping new scandals, or new details from old scandals buried in previous Friday afternoon doc-dumps that the media ignored. And ever since that little phone tapping issue with the AP, they’re not ignoring them anymore! So today’s scandal-gate dumps include a few new-only-to-the-MSM tidbits, including confirmation of the release of hundreds of level 1 through 3 criminals in Arizona as part of Big Guy’s...
  • Beyond Royalty… Even the Queen Holds Her Own Umbrella

    05/17/2013 9:05:08 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 66 replies
  • Obama's First Choice of Umbrella to be Held For Him Would've Been Refused by the Marine

    05/17/2013 4:06:06 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 18 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-17-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Could you imagine if this were the scene? (yes we can!)This whole thing goes right in line with this post I did about the study showing strong men tend to be conservative.
  • Obama's Umbrella Gaffe Resurrects Another Gaffe That Will Forever Haunt Him...

    05/17/2013 1:07:39 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 24 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-17-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Boy, opening an umbrella is only supposed to be bad luck when it's done inside!So, I saw this post with this image at Free Republic. After I was done laughing my butt off I decided to take it to another level.I should consider adding this to my Liberal Supervillains gallery.
  • Why Does Obama Need A Marine to Hold His Umbrella?

    05/17/2013 11:20:13 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 39 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-17-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Because he's in over his head.....Get it? :-D Seriously though...Lonely Conservative has the video our fearless (except for rain) emperor calling the Marines in to be his hand-maidens posted here.
  • President Obama makes U.S. Marine break military rules by holding an umbrella while in uniform...

    05/16/2013 6:22:13 PM PDT · by tellw · 77 replies
    Daily Mail - UK ^ | 16 May 2013 | David Martosko
    Even though he is the commander in chief, there are some orders that even President Obama cannot give - as he found out today, much to the mirth of a put-upon U.S. Marine. Hosting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Rose Garden today, the president requested a standing Marine to open an umbrella and protect his head from the light rain that was falling. However, according to Marine Corps regulations, not even the President of the United States can request a serving officer to carry an umbrella without the express permission of the Commandant of the Marine Corps....
  • Marines' Umbrellas Photo is Rare: Uniformed Men Protect Obama From Rain

    05/16/2013 2:24:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/16/2013 | By Brittney R. Villalva
    Marines presented an uncommon site on Thursday when the call of duty called for an umbrella over the President's head. Rain broke through the sun Thursday while President Obama and his guest, the Turkish prime minister, stepped from the Oval Office into the Rose Garden for a news conference. And while Obama attempted to ignore the rain for a moment, he was eventually distracted. Not one to be deterred by the weather, Obama improvised instead. Because the Turkish prime minister may not have a change of clothes, Obama noted jokingly, he decided to call over two marines instead. He then...
  • Nice. Barack Obama Loves the Marines… To Hold His Umbrella

    05/16/2013 1:07:47 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 56 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 5-16-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama loves the troops… To hold his umbrella. POTUS deploys Marines for rain in Rose Garden with Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan. (Major Garrett)