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  • 'Isis' among names removed from UN list of hurricane names

    04/17/2015 1:41:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/17/15
    'Isis' has been removed from the official list of names of future hurricanes as it was now deemed inappropriate because of the eponymous militant group, the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday. As the name of an ancient goddess of Egypt, Isis had been on the WMO list of names for hurricanes in the eastern North Pacific in 2016, WMO spokeswoman Clare Nullis said. But ISIS is also used to describe the Islamic State militant group, whose forces have captured large swathes of Iraq and Syria and which stands accused by U.N. war crimes investigators of committing brutal...
  • Obama Hid North Korea Rocket Component Transfer to Iran

    04/15/2015 12:44:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    INN ^ | 4/15/2015, 3:17 PM | Ari Yashar
    US intelligence officials revealed that during the ongoing Iran nuclear negotiations, North Korea has provided several shipments of advanced missile components to the Islamic regime in violation of UN sanctions—and the US hid the violations from the UN. The officials, who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon on Wednesday on condition of anonymity, said more than two shipments of missile parts since last September have been monitored by the US going from North Korea to Iran. One official detailed that the components included large diameter engines, which could be used to build a long-range missile system, potentially capable of bearing...
  • UN Gives Iran Leadership Post in Agency for ‘Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women’

    04/13/2015 11:51:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 13, 2015 - 4:16 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    With little fanfare, a U.N. body has given Iran seats on several entities, including one dealing with women’s empowerment, another with children, a third with narcotics and a fourth with crime prevention and criminal justice. From January 1 next year, Iran will be a member of the executive board of the U.N. Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (U.N. Women), the executive board of the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, and Commission on Narcotic Drugs. […] Iran each time was on a “closed slate” of candidates put forward by its...
  • United Nations has no reason to continue existing at all What Exactly Does the U.N. Accomplish?

    04/12/2015 8:58:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 4/12/2015 | Jim Yardley
    So exactly what is the use in having the United Nations exist at all? It obviously doesn’t do very well in that whole “Let’s prevent war” thing and apparently has all but given up that idea. Unless one considers all their other, marginal efforts, aimed at creating a global government (which would probably operate about as well as the European Union) the United Nations has no reason to continue existing at all. After all, as we said at the start of this article, it doesn’t accomplish much, and then only on a very good day if at all.
  • UN CLIMATE CHANGE OFFICIAL SAYS “WE SHOULD MAKE EVERY EFFORT” TO DEPOPULATE THE PLANET

    04/07/2015 7:21:38 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 52 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 13, 2013 | Climate One
    Officials within the UN are pushing the notion that the human population should be reduced in order to effectively combat climate change. The long standing notion has been continually pushed by Christiana Figueres, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). In 2013, Figueres had a conversation with Climate One founder Greg Dalton regarding “fertility rates in population,” as a contributor to climate change. The comments are made at 4.20 into the following video: Climate One Interview
  • Palestinians want UN timetable to end Israeli occupation

    04/06/2015 5:41:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2015 8:06 PM EDT
    The Palestinian U.N. ambassador says his government is ready to see if the Security Council has “the political will” to adopt a resolution with a deadline for ending Israel’s occupation and establishing a Palestinian state. Riyad Mansour said adoption of a resolution with a timetable would be “one of the most effective measures to combat extremism in our region, because extremists receive their fuel from the injustice of the Palestinian people.” …
  • Sage grouse numbers up in Northwest Colorado

    04/03/2015 2:02:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Craig Daily Press ^ | April 2, 2015 | Lauren Blair
    Efforts to protect the greater sage grouse in its 11-state territory are multiplying, according to a report from the Western Governors’ Association released Thursday, and Northwest Colorado’s sage grouse population is seeing significant growth as a result. The report is a comprehensive inventory of public and private conservation initiatives in 2014 throughout the bird’s range in 11 western states, including Colorado. Northwest Colorado is home to about two thirds of the state’s greater sage grouse population, which grew by 30 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to Senior Wildlife Biologist Brad Petch with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. ... Moffat, Routt...
  • Northern long-eared bat gains protection as 'threatened' species

    04/02/2015 7:17:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Agri-Pulse Communications, ^ | April 1, 2015 | Whitney Forman-Cook
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) said it is listing the northern long-eared bat as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, securing certain regulatory protections for the mammal and triggering charges of government overreach from some agricultural groups and politicians. ... The bat's range stretches from Maine to North Carolina on the Atlantic Coast, westward to eastern Oklahoma and north through the Dakotas, reaching into eastern Montana and Wyoming. In all, it covers 37 states, the District of Columbia and 13 Canadian provinces. In October 2013, the FWS proposed listing the bat as “endangered,” meaning on the...
  • Boko Haram accused of crimes against humanity by the UN .. Islamists slaughtered female slaves

    04/02/2015 10:33:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 2 April 2015 | Sara Malm
    Boko Haram fighters have been murdering dozens of young women and girls they had taken as 'wives' and using children as 'expendable cannon fodder', the U.N.'s human rights chief said today. As the Islamist militant group has retreated from parts of northeastern Nigeria, 'gruesome scenes of mass graves and further evident signs of slaughter,' has been brought to light, Zeid Raad al-Hussein told a special session of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva. Boko Haram's reported use of children as shields and human bombs would, if confirmed, constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity. This comes in response to...
  • Climate Madness: Obama Pledges 28% Emissions Cut To U.N.

    04/01/2015 11:45:26 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 1, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Climate Change: President Obama's proposal to cut U.S. emissions by 28% over 10 years as America's contribution to a global climate treaty will devastate our economy while doing nothing to reduce temperatures. The "Clean Power Plan" that the Obama administration submitted Tuesday to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change met an end-of-March deadline for contributions to a treaty in the final stages of negotiations. But the proposal, known to climate negotiators as an Intended Nationally Determined Contribution, isn't new. Obama announced the goal of reducing emissions by 28% below 2005 levels by 2025 as part of a joint climate...
  • Obama’s Strategy on Climate Change, Part of Global Deal, Is Revealed ( Executive Action)

    03/31/2015 6:32:18 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/31/2015 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday introduced President Obama’s blueprint for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by nearly a third over the next decade. Mr. Obama’s plan, part of a formal written submission to the United Nations ahead of efforts to forge a global climate change accord in Paris in December, detailed the United States’ part of an ambitious joint pledge made by Mr. Obama and President Xi Jinping of China in November. The United States and China are the world’s two largest greenhouse gas polluters. Mr. Obama said the United States would cut its emissions...
  • Obama Offers Major Blueprint on Climate Change

    03/31/2015 9:50:49 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 65 replies
    NYT ^ | March 31, 2015 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday morning unveiled President Obama’s blueprint for cutting United States greenhouse gas pollution by nearly a third over the next decade. Mr. Obama’s plan, part of a formal submission to the United Nations ahead of efforts to forge a climate change accord in Paris in December, detailed the United States side of an ambitious joint climate change pledge the president made in November in Beijing with the Chinese president Xi Jinping. In an effort to spur other countries to enact their own domestic climate change plans leading to the Paris accord, the leaders of...
  • UN Human Rights Official Says Islamic State More Open to Diversity than West SATIRE

    03/29/2015 10:47:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 March 2015 | John Semmens
    UN human rights chief Zeid Raad al-Hussein told the Security Council that “the Islamic State is more accepting of ethnic diversity than the western governments that are making war on them.” “Islam is open to persons of every race, color, or ethnicity,” Zeid pointed out. “It doesn’t matter if a person is black or white. As long as he accepts Allah as his master he can be a full member of the umma. This stands in contrast to a long history in which western governments have oppressed and even enslaved persons because of the color of their skin.” In support...
  • Time to re-evaluate the peace process

    03/29/2015 9:42:14 AM PDT · by tedbel · 2 replies
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | March 29/15 | Ted Belman
    Obama is insisting on the creation of Palestine with a border separating it from Israel based on the ’67 lines plus swaps. In doing so he is ignoring UNSC resolution 242 which grants Israel the right to secure and recognized borders and does not demand a full retreat to the ’67 lines. He is also threatening to allow the UNSC to impose such borders on Israel thereby circumventing his oft stated insistence that all matters are to be negotiated between the parties. Ben-Dror Yemini, writing in YNET, which is left of center and Netanyahu's arch enemy, makes the case, "Given...
  • Old Crimson Interview Reveals A More Radical John Kerry

    03/28/2015 4:41:52 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 23 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | February 11, 2004 | ZACHARY M. SEWARD
    “I’m an internationalist,” Kerry told The Crimson in 1970. “I’d like to see our troops dispersed through the world only at the directive of the United Nations.”
  • Iraqi Christian Leader Makes Direct Appeal at UN

    03/28/2015 4:40:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Aleteia ^ | March 27, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    The leader of Iraq’s Chaldean Catholics at the United Nations in New York today urged international leaders to support his country’s government in a drive for “the liberation of all Iraqi cities." For the first time, the UN Security Council devoted a debate to the persecution of minorities under attack by jihadists, according to ANSAMed, a service of the Italian news agency ANSA. French foreign minister Laurent Fabius chaired the debate, which included Chaldean Patriarch of Baghdad Louis Raphael I Sako, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, and, by video-conference from Geneva, High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Zeid...
  • Top violator of women's rights around the world? It's Israel says UN

    03/27/2015 10:34:59 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 45 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3/20/2015 | Anne Bayefsky
    Guess who is the number one violator of women’s rights in the world today? Israel. Violating the rights of Palestinian women. At least that is the view of the UN’s top women’s rights body, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). CSW ends its annual meeting on Friday, March 20 by condemning only one of the 193 UN member states for violating women’s rights – Israel. Not Syria. Where government forces routinely employ rape and other sexual violence and torture against women as a tactic of war. Where in 2014 the Assad regime starved, tortured and killed at least...
  • France: Talks to start within days on UN draft on Israel

    03/27/2015 8:03:43 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 12 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Friday, March 27, 2015 | Staff
    Foreign minister says Paris to advance Security Council resolution on peace negotiations; EU weighing new action to pressure Israel on talks. UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France’s foreign minister said Friday his country will move forward on discussions with its partners on a possible UN Security Council resolution that could present a framework for negotiations toward resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Laurent Fabius said “there is no other solution.” He spoke to reporters Friday at UN headquarters before planning to leave for the Iran nuclear talks in Switzerland. France put off a previous council resolution to wait for the results of Israel’s...
  • UN Envoy Says Security Council can Force 'Peace Framework' [Israel]

    03/26/2015 10:05:45 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Ari Yashar
    The outgoing UN Middle East envoy said in his last report Thursday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's new coalition government must freeze Jewish construction in eastern Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria for "peace." The Jewish building threatens to "kill the very possibility of reaching peace," Middle East coordinator for the UN Security Council Robert Serry said. "Illegal settlement activity cannot be reconciled with the objective of a negotiated two-state solution and may kill the very possibility of reaching peace on the paradigm of two states for two peoples," Serry said. The envoy said he was "frankly concerned" by Netanyahu's pre-election remarks...
  • Obama Says US Considering Support of Palestinian State at UN [Netanyahu & Israel]

    03/25/2015 10:12:00 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 36 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Staff
    JNS.org – President Barack Obama said at a news conference on Tuesday that the US is considering the possibility of supporting the unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state through the United Nations as part of his administration’s ongoing re-evaluation of relations with Israel. Late last year, the US voted against a Palestinian-initiated resolution in the UN Security Council that called for a Palestinian state with borders based on the pre-1967 lines. The measure garnered eight affirmative votes among the 15-member Security Council, falling just one short of the nine votes it needed to pass. Obama on Tuesday continued his recent...
  • 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.
  • Graham threatens to cut funds to UN if Obama bypasses Congress on Iran sanctions

    03/20/2015 6:50:24 PM PDT · by Envisioning · 35 replies
    Graham threatens to cut funds to UN if Obama bypasses Congress on Iran sanctions...
  • President provokes Israel & Congress with UN, Iran, vote mandate

    03/20/2015 5:24:56 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/20/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Obama's plan does one other thing... it steps on and attempts to supersede our basic rights of free will derived from the very hand of God It didn’t take 24 hours for President Obama’s duplicitous stripes to show after Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party victory. Reeling from the sting of failure to corral Israel’s liberal and Arab voter base behind his retreat strategy for the encircled nation, Obama immediately floated Plan B—United Nations running interference. Par for the course (pun intended), the president falls back on making an appeal for international support for an agenda that he knows the American people...
  • UN Finds Greatest Violator of Women’s Rights—Israel, Of Course

    03/20/2015 1:08:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 3/20/2015, 8:31 PM | Elad Benari
    The United Nations has found the greatest violator of women’s rights in the world—and it’s Israel for “violating the rights of Palestinian women.” That view is expressed in a report released by the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the UN’s top women’s rights body, and was detailed in an article on the website of Fox News written by Professor Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust. Bayefsky notes in her article that CSW ends its annual meeting on Friday by condemning only one of the 193 UN member states for violating women’s...
  • UN: ISIS ‘May Have’ Committed Genocide, War Crimes

    03/20/2015 12:12:35 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/20/2015 | Mary Chastain
    A new report from the United Nations human rights division claims the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) may have committed genocide and war crimes as they attempt to establish a caliphate through the Middle East. The UN sent investigators to Syria and Iraq last year after the terrorist group started to pummel through Syria. The evidence they found since last June led them to believe the abuses “may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.”
  • Popular weed killer deemed “probable carcinogen” by UN (glyphosate, e.g. “Roundup”)

    03/20/2015 11:40:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2015 2:25 PM EDT | Maria Cheng
    One of the world’s most popular weed killers—and the most widely used kind in the U.S.—has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The decision was made by IARC, the France-based cancer research arm of the World Health Organization, which considered the status of five insect and weed killers including glyphosate, which is used globally in industrial farming. […] The new classification is aimed mainly at industrial use of glyphosate. Its use by home gardeners is not considered a risk. Glyphosate is in the same category of risk as things like anabolic steroids and...
  • A Week of Humiliations: Reflections of Sista Silverheels

    03/20/2015 7:33:47 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-20-2015 | MOTUS
    First - and worst – came BO’s humiliating loss to Bibi. No amount of money, sabotage, or fraud could pull the Israeli election out in Big Guy’s favor.Bibi, saying the Serenity Prayer: “God, help me to accept the things I cannot change.”Barry, saying the Serenity Prayer: “Allah, help me change the things I cannot accept.”Then came Sista’ Silverheels’ humiliating stumble and near tumble into the arms of little Emperor Akihito:I told her she should just take her traditional matcha green tea straight, butt I think she put a little “cream” in it anyway.As if that weren’t bad enough, next we...
  • Obama May Throw Israel to the UN Wolves

    03/20/2015 7:04:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/20/15 | Joseph Klein
    If Obama decides to use the UN to help enable the isolation or surrender of Israel, he will have sabotaged the only democratic, pluralistic state in the Middle East while continuing to coddle the repressive Iranian theocratic regime After seeing their hopes for regime change in Israel go up in smoke, Obama administration officials have been attacking what White House spokesman Josh Earnest called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “divisive rhetoric” during the election campaign. They did not like that the prime minister rejected a two-state solution as they envision it should be designed. They were unhappy with likely plans by...
  • Obama and United Nations to Force Netanyahu into Two-State Solution

    03/19/2015 9:31:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/19/15 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Under Obama, the United States is ready to work with the U.N. to pressure Israel into accepting the resolution President Barack Obama always gets what he wants. He circumvents the Constitution, and circumvents Congress, to do it, but he always gets what he wants in the end. I am sure it is frustrating to him that the Republicans refuse to be a rubber stamp for Obama’s foreign anti-American policies. But, despite the “obstructionists,” as he likes to call them, in Congress, Obama has succeeded in federalizing a number of issues, creating racial divide, and knocking America down a few notches...
  • UN Getting Ready to Force Back Bibi’s Election Promise

    03/19/2015 9:28:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/19/15 | Judi McLeod
    Undo the UN! Two days after Israel President Benjamin Netanyahu swept past the sabotage of Barack Obama’s campaign experts to re-election, it’s “welcome to a New World where your country and its sovereignty don’t count anymore”. Welcome to a world where elections have no consequences. Welcome to a world where borders are becoming passé; where children can be taken away from parents for indoctrination by the state before kindergarten and where patriotism is being redefined as racism. The United Nations, the world’s largest bureaucracy which has long masqueraded as a warm fuzzy blanket; as a self-professed body there only to...
  • Obama Lays Down Punishment on Netanyahu

    03/19/2015 9:19:40 AM PDT · by Shery · 26 replies
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/192870#.VQr8HuHk2ft ^ | First Publish: 3/19/2015, 10:04 AM | By Cynthia Blank
    <p>Ugh. Our petulant man-child Muslim president and his Israel-hating administration are now threatening that they just might agree to a UN Security Council resolution that would call for Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria (West Bank) and push them into negotiations to create a palestinian state.</p>
  • Israel's shield no more?

    03/19/2015 5:48:48 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | Mar 18, 2015 | Michael Crowley
    In the wake of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decisive reelection, the Obama administration is revisiting longtime assumptions about America’s role as a shield for Israel against international pressure. Angered by Netanyahu’s hard-line platform toward the Palestinians, top Obama officials would not rule out the possibility of a change in American posture at the United Nations, where the U.S. has historically fended off resolutions hostile to Israel.
  • Obama May Find It Impossible to Mend Frayed Ties to Netanyahu

    03/19/2015 12:08:00 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 42 replies
    nytimes ^ | MARCH 18, 2015 | HELENE COOPER and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    WASHINGTON — President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel had a poisonous relationship long before Mr. Netanyahu swept to victory on Tuesday night in elections watched minute-by-minute at the White House. But now that Mr. Netanyahu has won after aggressively campaigning against a Palestinian state and Mr. Obama’s potential nuclear deal with Iran, the question is whether the president and prime minister can ever repair their relationship — and whether Mr. Obama will even try. On Wednesday, part of the answer seemed to be that the president would not make the effort. In strikingly strong criticism, the White...
  • From Tel Aviv to Turtle Bay (Obama Plans To Bypass Bibi with UN Action)

    03/18/2015 7:11:37 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Foreign Policy.com ^ | 3/18/2015 | JOHN HUDSON, COLUM LYNCH
    After years of blocking U.N. efforts to pressure Israelis and Palestinians into accepting a lasting two-state solution, the United States is edging closer toward supporting a U.N. Security Council resolution that would call for the resumption of political talks to conclude a final peace settlement, according to Western diplomats. The move follows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decisive re-election Tuesday after the incumbent publicly abandoned his commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state — the basis of more than 20 years of U.S. diplomatic efforts — and promised to continue the construction of settlements on occupied territory. The development also reflects...
  • Iran Instructs U.S. to Bypass Congress on Deal, Go to U.N.

    03/13/2015 2:44:30 PM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 13, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    The Iranian government is urging the United States to go straight to the United Nations to finalize any agreement reached in the coming weeks regarding Tehran’s contested nuclear program without seeking congressional approval. Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister and top negotiator, suggested in a recent interview that the U.N. Security Council should be responsible for approving any agreement reached between Western powers and Tehran over its nuclear program, a proposal that the Obama administration entertained on Thursday. The State Department argues that a nonbinding agreement with Iran—one that would not be subject to congressional oversight or approval—could be more enforceable...
  • Obama’s Iran Scheme is Laid Bare

    03/13/2015 2:49:29 PM PDT · by lbryce · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 13, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    We surmised yesterday that the Obama administration had the idea to go to the United Nations to pass by resolution what Congress would never agree to: a lifting of sanctions on Iran in exchange for a nearly worthless deal in which Iran would keep thousands of centrifuges and get a 10-year glide path to nuclear breakout. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), seeing what was afoot, demanded an explanation from the White House, calling such a scheme an “affront to the American people.” On Thursday evening, after being pressed by irate Republicans, the National Security Council issued a defensive statement insisting that...
  • UN Identifies ‘Extremism and Conservatism’--Not Islam--As Impediments to Gender Equality

    03/13/2015 10:09:34 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 30 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Twenty years after a landmark U.N. conference on promoting gender equality, the head of the agency known as U.N. Women said Monday that a growing “conservative and extremist resistance” to equality between the sexes needs to be understood and confronted. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka called the problem “one of the new dangers” in the way of efforts to pursue the goal of global gender equality. Neither she, nor a major report prepared for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meeting she was addressing in New York, identified radical Islamic ideology as a leading factor, although surveys have found...
  • Would the White House really try to get around the Constitution?

    03/13/2015 9:12:07 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 52 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 12, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    What began as the quoted view of “experts,” who just happened to be found by the New York Times, and migrated onto an Iranian state Web site and then got repeated in the Lawfare blog has not gone unnoticed by savvy Republicans and conservative observers of the Obama administration’s Iran antics. As Jack Goldsmith said, the idea — bizarre as it may seem — is that the administration would go to the United Nations Security Council to pass the Iran agreement and thereby boost its status as enforceable international law.
  • Iran Deal Secrets Revealed – by Iran

    03/13/2015 4:59:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 13, 2015 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Iran Deal Secrets Revealed – by IranPosted By Kenneth R. Timmerman On March 13, 2015 @ 12:46 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment Much is being made of the letter signed by 45 U.S. Senators, all of them Republican, aimed at schooling Iranian leaders in the requirements of the U.S. Constitution.Secretary Kerry said his reaction was “utter disbelief” that the Senators would “go behind” the back of the administration during a delicate international negotiation. Some on the American Left called it “treason,” conveniently forgetting that some of their own (including Kerry, as a junior Senator) have met with enemy...
  • Rpt: Obama Admin May Take Iran Deal To United Nation - The Kelly File

    03/12/2015 8:49:18 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 66 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | March 12 2015 | You Tube
    Obama is going to the UN to get approval instead of getting approval of the senate. Marc Thiessen said that Obama intends that UN will give it force of international law. The problem is that the Constitution trumps international law. Obama is trying to make it difficult for the next president to revoke the deal.
  • Hillary, the Yoga Queen

    03/12/2015 8:47:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/12/15 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, there are those who hope that no matter by what method, Hillary Clinton just flies straight off the public radar screen ...”OHM…”. That’s the sound of Hillary Clinton sending a mass message that included in her erased records of email communications about private matters were her yoga routines. “UNITED NATIONS — Hillary Rodham Clinton revealed on Tuesday that she had deleted about half her emails from her years as secretary of state, saying she had turned over to the Obama administration all correspondence about government business but had erased records of communications about private matters, like yoga routines, her...
  • Uber wants 1 million female drivers by 2020

    03/12/2015 7:34:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 11, 2015 | Nisha Chittal
    The popular but controversial taxi service Uber has set an ambitious goal of having 1 million female drivers worldwide by the year 2020. The company announced Tuesday that it was partnering with UN Women on the initiative, with the goal of “accelerating economic opportunity for women.”
  • Clinton’s Evasive Press Conference

    03/11/2015 11:25:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/11/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    Can America trust Hillary to decide what emails are fit for the public’s eyes? A short press conference held at the United Nations in an effort to tamp down a growing email scandal was vintage Hillary Clinton: long on self-righteous, self-aggrandizing assertions, and woefully short on anything resembling genuine information. Clinton made a brief opening statement, first addressing a subject that will undoubtedly be repeated ad nauseam once she makes her candidacy for the presidency official: she reminded Americans that while women have come very far, genuine equality has yet to be achieved. She then attacked Republicans for sending a...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Media Demons Return To Haunt Her—Loudly

    03/11/2015 2:45:52 AM PDT · by W. · 21 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10 March 2015 | Lloyd Grove
    Whether or not Hillary Clinton managed to persuade ordinary voters with her “Email-gate” press conference at the United Nations on Tuesday—assuming ordinary voters even cared—she did nothing to de-escalate a decades-long war with the news media that has been waged, with varying degrees of intensity, since she was first lady of Arkansas and her husband Bill was governor. “They have great strengths and great weaknesses. Among the weaknesses are a sense that the ends justify the means, a sense of entitlement, and a sense of grievance and paranoia, so those attributes get them to do things that get them...
  • UN condemns surge in hunting and killing of albinos in East Africa

    03/10/2015 7:07:52 PM PDT · by SJackson · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3-10-15 | Katy Migiro
    NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At least 15 people with albinism, mostly children, have been killed, wounded, abducted or nearly abducted in East Africa in a surge in violence against albinos in the past six months, the United Nations (U.N.) said on Tuesday. The UN said there has been a marked increase in the number of attacks on albinos in Tanzania, Malawi and Burundi, where their body parts are prized in black magic with three incidents in the past week as gangs roam southern Malawi hunting for them. "These attacks are often stunningly vicious, with children in particular being targeted,"...
  • Opinion: Sex Charges Cast a Chill on Climate Cause

    03/10/2015 12:28:00 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 19 replies
    Vancouver Desi ^ | March 10, 2015 17:20 GMT | Donna Laframboise
    Rajendra Pachauri, one of the world’s most famous climate officials, is being investigated under three sections of the Indian Penal Code relating to sexual assault, harassment, and stalking. He has resigned as longtime chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), resigned from the Indian Prime Minister’s climate council, and has been disinvited from speaking at a conference at Harvard University. Currently on leave from The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the New Delhi-based entity he has led for three decades, Pachauri has been banned by the courts from entering TERI facilities and from contacting anyone who works...
  • The coming climate court; The proposed Paris agreement is another reach for global power

    03/08/2015 8:10:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/08/2015 | Chris Horner
    The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) recently circulated an email breathlessly titled, “Governments on Track to Reaching Paris 2015 Universal Climate Agreement — Negotiating Text Officially Published.” The message triumphantly claimed that “Another key step towards a new, universal climate change agreement has just been taken as the negotiating text for the agreement was officially issued by the [UNFCCC].” This refers to the upcoming talks in Paris in December on a successor pact to the 1997 Kyoto global warming treaty.
  • Coming Soon to NY: Ice Age Ice Cubes

    03/08/2015 9:26:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 3/6/2015 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    An abandoned solar energy factory in Glomfjord, Norway is being repurposed. Norway’s Renewable Energy Corp. filed for bankruptcy in 2012 and closed its solar manufacturing plant. Starting this fall, the former solar factory will be used to ship black refrigerated boxes containing ice cubes cut from the Svartisen (“black ice”) Glacier to upscale bars and restaurants in New York, London and Dubai. Svartisen, which is located on the country’s northwestern coast, is Norway’s second largest glacier and the lowest one in mainland Europe. Geir Olsen, who founded Svaice last November with a 250,000 kroner grant from Nordland County, hopes to...
  • European Union to deliver climate pledge to United Nations

    03/08/2015 8:58:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Mar 6, 2015 2:56pm GMT | Barbara Lewis
    EU ministers agreed on Friday to send their formal promise on how much they will cut greenhouse gas emissions to the United Nations ahead of climate change talks starting in November. The European Union is the first bloc to agree its position before the talks in Paris aimed at seeking a new worldwide deal on global warming. It has called on other big polluters also to deliver early pledges to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. …
  • US arrests man 'with uranium for Iran in shoes'

    08/24/2013 10:14:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/24/13 | AFP
    A man was arrested in New York City's international airport with uranium destined for Iran hidden in the soles of his shoes, the US Justice Department said. Patrick Campbell, 33, who was arrested Wednesday as he arrived at the John F Kennedy airport from Paris, is accused of trying to act as an intermediary to sell Iran 1,000 tons of purified uranium, in violation of US law. The Sierra Leone-based Campbell had been under surveillance since May 2012, when he responded to an ad on the site Alibaba.com by someone looking to buy uranium 308, or yellow cake. The buyer...