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  • [Four years old article about Russia again Nov. 2, 2011] Meet the spies who lived next door. How Rus

    01/29/2015 1:52:01 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 2, 2011 | John M. Guilfoil Globe Staff
    Their neighbors thought they were a sales consultant and a real estate agent. He had a degree from Harvard. They had two children. They were a typical American family, except they were not. Documents released by the FBI paint a picture of the lives and the extensive training in spycraft given to a group of Russian spies sent to live in American society, including one couple found in Cambridge.
  • Invasion U.S.A. – The Various Plans to Conquer America

    01/28/2015 5:10:02 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    MHN Military History Now ^ | 5 November, 2012 | MHN Military History Now
    A Lubbock Texas judge made international headlines earlier this year for his prediction that if President Obama is reelected on Tuesday, it will open the door for a United Nations invasion. Judge Tom Head told a local radio station in September that the president will: “Try to give the sovereignty of the United States away. He’s going to call in the UN troops, personnel carriers, tanks and whatever.” The proclamation drew widespread scorn and ridicule both at home and abroad. Even the office of the Secretary General weighed in on Head’s prediction. “It’s absolutely ridiculous,” said a spokesperson for UN...
  • U.S. Asking Google To Turn Over Their Data Is Against The Fourth Amendment

    01/26/2015 2:45:20 PM PST · by alexmark1917
    INVESTMENT WATCH BLOG ^ | 1/26/2015 | Worker Ant #11
    #Google hands data to US Government in #WikiLeaks espionage case https://t.co/ocBQGvL4yl pic.twitter.com/MIxGiOu9si — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 26, 2015 Google hands over WikiLeaks emails, but is the first to exploit Charlie Hebdo and Sony's "the Interview". Why? https://t.co/D2Ir2Yi3Kq — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 25, 2015 'Attack on journalism': WikiLeaks responds to Google's cooperation with US govt Google’s willingness to surrender the private emails of WikiLeaks staffers to the United States government amounts to an “attack on journalism,” a representative for the whistleblower group says. Kristinn Hrafnsson, an Icelandic journalist who joined WikiLeaks as the group’s spokesman in 2010, said he’s “appalled” that...
  • Exclusive: Details of the proposal for Pope Francis' US visit revealed

    01/18/2015 3:34:02 PM PST · by NYer · 27 replies
    cna ^ | January 18, 2015 | Alan Holdren and Elise Harris
    Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wed. general audience on April 16, 2014. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA. Manila, Philippines, Jan 18, 2015 / 12:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Bernardito Auza – a member of the organizing committee for Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the U.S. – has revealed details of the proposed schedule, which includes visits to three cities. “He would arrive on the 22nd and he would leave the evening of the 27th. It’s really a full six days, plus the travel, so it’s really one week,” Archbishop Auza told CNA/EWTN News in Manila on Jan....
  • Pentagon to deploy 400 troops to train Syrian rebels

    01/15/2015 11:07:01 PM PST · by Mozilla · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/16/15 | Phil Stewart
    The U.S. military is planning to deploy more than 400 troops to help train Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State, along with hundreds of U.S. support personnel, a Pentagon spokesman told Reuters on Thursday.
  • Is the United States at war with Islam?

    01/12/2015 7:11:00 AM PST · by Moseley · 50 replies
    MOSELEY COMMENTS ^ | January 12, 2015 | Jonathon Moseley
    The United States of America is NOT at war with Islam. And every Muslim better pray and kiss our asses hoping that the USA is never at war with Islam. Every Muslim should bend over backwards to appease the United Sttates. The US is not at war with Islam. If we were, there would be a radioactive crater 300 meters deep and 1000 meters across glowing at 10,000 degrees at the site of the Kaaba shrine and Grand Mosque in Mecca -- where Muslims doing the Haj pilgrimage gather from around the world to bow down to the black Kaaba...
  • Vanity, Muslim Concentration by County.

    01/08/2015 7:04:25 PM PST · by x1stcav · 78 replies
    Muslims in USA by County.
  • BAN THE BURKA NOW! - vanity

    01/07/2015 5:49:14 PM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 31 replies
    self | 1/7/15 | self
    It's time to ban the burka in the US now. Which one of the new congress people will stand up and sponsor a bill. Will all good men be quiet now?
  • Russia's "Startling" Proposal To Europe: Dump The US, Join The Eurasian Economic Union

    01/05/2015 7:05:20 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/05/15 | Tyler Durden
    Russia has presented a startling proposal to overcome the tensions with the EU: The EU should renounce the free trade agreement with the United States TTIP and enter into a partnership with the newly established Eurasian Economic Union instead. A free trade zone with the neighbors would make more sense than a deal with the US.
  • Iran’s Ayatollah tweets #BlackLivesMatter in rant against U.S.

    12/31/2014 6:58:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 30, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    Never one to shy away from the social media spotlight, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei recently took to Twitter to bash the United States for alleged racial injustices, using popular hashtags like #Ferguson and #BlackLivesMatter to draw parallels to Jesus and the unrest in Gaza.“#Jesus endured sufferings to oppose tyrants who had put humans in hell in this world& the hereafter while he backed the oppressed. #Ferguson,” Iran’s chief political and religious authority tweeted to his 92,000 followers on Sunday, CNN reported.Mr. Khamenei went on to compare Jesus’ struggle to that of black people in the United States.“It’s expected...
  • In 2008 Mumbai Attacks, Piles of Spy Data, but an Uncompleted Puzzle

    12/22/2014 7:09:11 PM PST · by cold start · 5 replies
    Frontline ^ | 21st December 2014 | James Glanz of The New York Times, Sebastian Rotella of ProPublica, and David E. Sanger of The NYT
    n the fall of 2008, a 30-year-old computer expert named Zarrar Shah roamed from outposts in the northern mountains of Pakistan to safe houses near the Arabian Sea, plotting mayhem in Mumbai, India’s commercial gem. Mr. Shah, the technology chief of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pakistani terror group, and fellow conspirators used Google Earth to show militants the routes to their targets in the city. He set up an Internet phone system to disguise his location by routing his calls through New Jersey. Shortly before an assault that would kill 166 people, including six Americans, Mr. Shah searched online for a Jewish...
  • Russian Nuclear Bombers Again Buzz Guam

    12/21/2014 10:10:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 19, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    Russian strategic bombers conducted a third circumnavigation of the U.S. Pacific island of Guam last week as other bombers flew close to Alaska and Europe, defense officials said. Two Tu-95 Bear H bombers made the flight around Guam, a key U.S. military hub in the western Pacific, on Dec. 13. No U.S. interceptor jets were dispatched to shadow the bombers. Separately, two Canadian F-18s intercepted two Bear bombers that intruded into the Alaska air defense identification zone on Dec. 8 that a military spokesman called “unwanted, provocative, and potentially destabilizing.” Around the same time in Europe, NATO jets intercepted Russian...
  • Brilliant speech by Robert Spencer - What US foreign policy should be on combating global Jihad.

    12/21/2014 9:11:10 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 13 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | December 21, 2014; 10 hours ago | unknown
    Mr. Robert Spencer at Restoration Weekend 2014, at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
  • How different are Russians and Americans, anyway?

    12/09/2014 4:36:38 AM PST · by wetphoenix · 9 replies
    Washington Post blogs ^ | December 7, 2014 | Rick Noack
    Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Obama and politicians in both countries have been trading barbs for months as the countries' relations have plunged ever southward. But what about the countries' citizens? Are they as at odds as their leaders' rhetoric suggests? WorldViews delved into recent opinion polls conducted by the Pew Research Center and Gallup. Together, the data provide interesting insights into what Russians and Americans think about each other and themselves, how they differ in certain ways, and how they are similar when it comes to other aspects. Ways Americans and Russians think differently Less than half of all...
  • China surpasses U.S. to become largest world economy

    12/06/2014 8:10:46 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 20 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 06, 2014 | unknown
    For the first time in decades, the U.S. is no longer the largest economy in the world, and China has become number one, the International Monetary Fund says. The IMF recently released the latest numbers for the world economy, stating that China will produce $17.6 trillion in terms of goods and services-- compared with $17.4 trillion for the U.S. Just 14 years ago, the U.S. produced nearly three times as much as the Chinese, Dow Jones’ MarketWatch reported. But each country reports its data in its own currency, according to the IMF website. In order to compare data, each country's...
  • Supreme Court to Review EPA Rule on Power Plant Emissions

    11/25/2014 2:03:01 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 16 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | Nov. 25, 2014 | Brent Kendall
    WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to review the first-ever national environmental standards requiring power plants to reduce emissions of mercury and other toxic air pollutants, saying it would decide whether the government should have considered how much the rules would cost utilities. The court’s action extends a saga that dates back more than two decades. Congress first required the Environmental Protection Agency to issue regulations in 1990, but the agency’s efforts had been stalled for years because of several factors, including lengthy court battles. The EPA rules, adopted in 2012, require coal and oil-fired power plants to cut...
  • U.S. Army apologizes, removes 'Negro' as acceptable term for black service members

    11/09/2014 9:53:16 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 84 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | November 07, 2014 | Nina Golgowski
    The apology follows the dated term found in updated Army regulations policy as an acceptable classification for 'a person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.' The newly revised policy now limits the acceptable terms to 'Black or African American.' The U.S. Army has backtracked with an apology after approving the term "Negro" as an acceptable reference for black service members. The decision comes two days after the dated term was found listed as an acceptable classification for "a person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa" in section 6-2 of the...
  • Young boy details illegal journey into the United States to WFTV

    11/02/2014 4:30:07 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    WFTV ^ | 10-31-14 | Stephanie Bertini
    ORLANDO, Fla. — It's a multimillion-dollar problem, putting pressure on the United States immigration system. Now federal officials admit more than 52,000 unaccompanied children who illegally crossed the nation’s southwest border this year could be anywhere. Eyewitness News found out more than 4,000 of the children made their way to Florida, and Channel 9's Stephanie Bertini found one teenaged boy living in central Florida. He agreed to speak with her as long as his identity was not revealed. The boy’s footprints mark the pathway of an illegal journey fueled by dreams. “We had to walk a lot… and we only...
  • Officials Reveal US is Cozying Up to Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas

    10/31/2014 12:42:37 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 10-29-14 | Ari Yashar
    The same Tuesday night that a senior official in US President Barack Obama's administration was quoted calling Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu "chickens**t," yet more officials indicated the US is warming up to cooperation with Iran - the Islamic regime seeking nuclear weapons that has repeatedly declared its desire to destroy Israel. Senior US and Arab officials were cited by the Wall Street Journal saying that in recent months, America and Iran have grown closer through cooperation against their "common enemy", the Islamic State (ISIS), as well as over a shared interest in "stability" in Iraq and Afghanistan. American officials revealed...
  • Is It About To Get Worse? Lakeland Hazmat Suit Orders Go Exponential, Surpass 1 Million

    10/30/2014 4:22:14 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 13 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 10/29/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Fast forward to today when shortly after the close, and minutes after it announced the completion of another $11 million follow on offering, Lakeland surprised everyone, and especially those who are short the stock, when it released the following "Update on Business Activity Relating to Ebola Crisis" in which it announced that it has, by now, received a stunning 1 million Hazmat suit orders and rising exponentially.
  • National Debt to be $27 Trillion in 10 Years, Says the CBO

    10/30/2014 4:20:06 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 27 replies
    New American ^ | 10/16/2014 | Bob Adelmann
    There was something for everyone in the release last week by the Congressional Budget Office of its August update and outlook. The federal government’s revenues are expected to top $3 trillion this year for the first time in history, thanks to individual income taxes rising by six percent, payroll taxes by eight percent, and corporate income taxes by 15 percent. Those infatuated with big government are celebrating the event as a reflection of an improving economy resuscitated by government spending and stimulus programs. Small government advocates, on the other hand, are decrying the event by reminding those who will listen...
  • Israel Defense Minister Yaalon: Obama Mid-East Policies Dangerous To US

    10/26/2014 1:00:01 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 9 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 26, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency(photo) The Pentagon wants to defend the US but has hands tied by the Obama White House. Jerusalem — October 26, 2014 … From Ebola to ISIS, it appears that almost every issue which is handled by President Barack Obama turns into total disaster. Obama’s policies with regard to the Middle East are either coming from a place of ignorance, negligence or just plain bias to the global Islamic agenda. For US Secretary of State John Kerry to draw a direct relationship between stability in the Middle East and the Israel Palestine peace process illustrates...
  • Obama administration considers mandatory quarantine

    10/24/2014 3:21:03 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 October 2014 | David Martosko
    The Obama administration is considering imposing a forced quarantine on healthcare workers who return to the United States from the Ebola hot zone of West Africa, after a New York doctor who treated patients there tested positive for the virus on Thursday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spokesman Tom Skinner told Reuters on Friday that a mandatory quarantine is one possible plan under discussion by officials from across the administration. 'There are a number of options being discussed pertaining to the monitoring and mobility of healthcare workers who are returning to the United States from affected countries,' Skinner said.
  • US Airdrops Weapons to Kurds Despite Turkish Opposition

    10/19/2014 11:22:58 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 10-20-14 | Ari Yashar
    American C-130 military transport aircraft made "multiple" airdrops of weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters fending off Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists in the strategic Syrian town of Kobane, despite Turkey labeling the Kurds "terrorists." According to US Central Command on Monday, the drops consisted of equipment from Kurdish authorities in Iraq, and were "intended to enable continued resistance against Isil's (ISIS - ed.) attempts to overtake Kobane," reports BBC. The US-led coalition against ISIS has already conducted over 135 airstrikes against ISIS over the past several weeks to defend Kobane, located strategically along the Syrian and Turkish border....
  • EXPOSE: US BLOCKED ALL DEFENSE SHIPMENTS TO ISRAEL IN MIDDLE OF WAR

    10/18/2014 5:33:47 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 55 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 10-18-2014 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    The Obama administration stopped shipping to Israel all defense items – and not just Hellfire missiles as previously reported – for a short time in the middle of the war against Hamas, reported Israel Defense’s Amir Rappaport, the well-informed and highly credibly editor of the website. Makor Rishon added to that report that the US actually cut off all communications with Israel’s Ministry of Defense purchasing offices in the US for days.
  • As America Sleeps, China Conquers Latin America

    10/16/2014 6:22:20 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/16/14 | Michael Fumento
    America needs an intelligent, aggressive, integrated policy of discovering what its southern neighbors want and accommodating them so that all sides gain. Or soon that heat wave coming up from the south will be fire from the mouth of the dragon Bucaramanga, Colombia—Step aside, EU! China is set to become Latin America’s second-largest trading partner in two years. And 13 years later it will be king of the hill according to the journal China Policy Review. Yes, having locked up Asia and Africa, the ever-hungry Chinese dragon is salivating over what the U.S. at least used to consider its “back...
  • China Military Buildup Shifts Balance of Power in Asia in Beijing’s Favor

    10/13/2014 8:29:03 PM PDT · by lbryce · 3 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | October 13, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    China’s decades-long buildup of strategic and conventional military forces is shifting the balance of power in Asia in Beijing’s favor and increasing the risk of a conflict, according to a forthcoming report by a congressional China commission. China’s military has greatly expanded its air and naval forces and is sharply increasing its missile forces, even while adopting a more hostile posture against the United States and regional allies in Asia, states a late draft of the annual report of the bipartisan U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. As a result, “the potential for security miscalculation in the region is rising,”...
  • White House: "Why We Need to Raise the Minimum Wage, in Less Than Two Minutes": (Video)

    10/13/2014 8:58:42 AM PDT · by babylon_times · 16 replies
    The White House ^ | 10/10/14 | White House Staff
    You've heard the President call on Congress to raise the national minimum wage to $10.10. Here's why that's so important, and who it would help -- in less than two minutes.
  • Military's Ebola mission: Edge out China in Africa?

    10/13/2014 7:58:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    10/12/14 ^ | 10/13/14 | Aaron Klein
    Crisis presents opportunity to achieve long-time Western goal For an administration that prides itself in never letting a crisis go to waste, the Ebola outbreak is seemingly offering the perfect opportunity to achieve a long-time Western goal – to build up a U.S. military presence in Africa in the face of growing Chinese investment and influence on the continent.
  • China, Russia Sign CNY150 Billion Local-Currency Swap As Plunging Oil Prices Sting Putin

    10/13/2014 6:08:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/13/14 | Tyler Durden
    While it is beyond a doubt that the primary catalyst for Europe's triple-dip recession has been the nearly two quarters and counting of escalating Russian sanctions that were supposed to solely harm Putin (because who could have possibly foreseen that plunging German exports to Russia would have a far greater impact on the export-driven German economy), the truth is that the Kremlin itself is starting to hurt, if not so much as a result of the European trade embargo but mostly due to crashing oil prices, which have been driven lower almost exclusively by Saudi Arabia as part of its...
  • US Slips to 12th in Economic Freedom

    10/13/2014 5:54:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/13/14 | Mike Flynn
    A new report of "economic freedom" around the world finds the US ranked 12th among 152 countries, tied with the United Kingdom, and lower than neighbor Canada or Australia. The index, published by the Cato Institute and Canada's Fraser Institute, has been published since 1996. As recently as 2000, the US ranked 2nd in the world, in terms of boasting a free economy. The US's declining ranking will lower future economic growth.
  • College Board’s AP U.S. History Ignores Valor and Sacrifice of America’s Military

    10/04/2014 2:08:12 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Oct 2014 | Jane Robbins and Larry Krieger
    On June 6, 1984, President Ronald Reagan stood at the very spot on the northern coast of France where forty years before Allied soldiers had stormed ashore to liberate Europe from the long night of Nazi tyranny. As an audience of D-Day veterans and world leaders listened, President Reagan introduced the American Rangers who captured the cliffs as “champions who helped free a continent. These are the heroes who helped end a war.” But starting this year, many of our best students won’t learn about the “boys of Pointe du Hoc.” Although state and local U.S. history standards recognize and...
  • For the first time, Russia has more deployed nuclear warheads than U.S.

    10/02/2014 10:52:26 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 1, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    For the first time, Russia, which is in the midst of a major strategic nuclear modernization, has more deployed nuclear warheads than the United States, according to the latest numbers released by the State Department. Russia now has 1,643 warheads deployed on intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles and heavy bombers. The United States has 1,642, said the fact sheet released Wednesday.
  • Judge Griesa Finds Argentina in Contempt of Court

    09/30/2014 7:15:28 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    The Argentina Independent ^ | 30 September 2014 | Indy Staff
    New York Judge Thomas Griesa has declared Argentina to be in contempt of court for refusing to pay debt owed to bond holdouts, though stopped short of issuing sanctions.
  • Earth-friendly energy is anything but

    09/30/2014 5:57:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 29, 2014 | Deroy Murdock
    NEW YORK — Environmentalists worship solar energy and wind power as Earth-friendly answers to their ecological prayers. Tortoises, bats, butterflies, and bald eagles beg to differ.Perhaps because solar panels and industrial wind farms lack emissions, they seem “clean.” Despite their pristine appearance, however, these “green” electricity sources hammer Mother Nature — often fatally. Consider the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California’s Mojave Desert. As Carolyn Lochhead wrote in September 7’s San Francisco Chronicle, Ivanpah occupies 3,500 previously untouched federal acres. It features 300,000 mirrors that focus sunlight on three 40-story towers of power. Inside, 900-degree temperatures yield steam, propel...
  • Dispelled Myths of Soviet Subs

    09/27/2014 3:43:09 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    RusNavy.com. ^ | 01.06.10 | Igor Kozyr
    In the era of Cold War the Western information space was full of numerous fantastic stories about Soviet submarines. Having taken shape in books and websites, those tales still keep Americans and Europeans on the trot. RusNavy.com tries to demolish the foremost fables of Western "folklore" of 1950-80's.
  • Welcome To The Oligarchy – US Leads The Developed World In Low Wage Jobs

    09/24/2014 5:38:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/24/14 | Tyler Durden
    In an apparent attempt to advise investors on how they can take advantage of America’s transformation into a neo-feudal oligarchy in a 50-page research report, Morgan Stanley has put together some very interesting charts.. We will be sharing many of them in the next few days but none is more telling and depressing than the one that shows how the U.S. leads the developed world in the share of low wage jobs...
  • Damascus Friday Sermon: The Americans Established ISIS to Destroy Syria

    09/23/2014 2:02:30 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 5 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 9-19-14 | Sama TV (Syria)
    In a Friday sermon in Damascus on September 19, 2014, Sheik Muhammad Ma'moun Rahma said that the U.S. had established ISIS in order to achieve their goal of destroying Syria, just like the Twin Towers "were destroyed by the Jews so that America could use this as a pretext to occupy Afghanistan." Rahma further said that Barack Obama is a "clueless idiot" if he believes that he can take over Syria. Following are excerpts from the sermon, which was broadcast on the Syrian Sama TV channel: Sheik Muhammad Ma'moun Rahma: Do you know, oh Syrians, that America's goal is to...
  • US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    09/22/2014 6:44:39 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 213 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 22, 2014 | MARTHA RADDATZ
    merican airstrikes against ISIS targets are under way in Syria, according to a Pentagon official. "I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against ISIL [ISIS] terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles," Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said. "Given that these operations are ongoing, we are not in a position to provide additional details at this time. The decision to conduct theses strikes was made earlier today by the U.S. Central Command commander under authorization granted him by the commander in chief. We will...
  • U.S., Canada send jets to intercept Russian aircraft

    09/19/2014 6:10:04 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:43am BST | Reuters
    (Reuters) - U.S. and Canadian fighter jets intercepted Russian aircraft that were flying near U.S. and Canadian air space this week, a military spokesman said on Friday.
  • Law enforcement bulletin warned of ISIS urging jihad attacks on US soil

    09/17/2014 3:34:38 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 24 replies
    My Fox Orlando ^ | 9-17-2014 | Fox News
    law enforcement intelligence bulletin issued in July by a state-run agency that gathers, assesses and shares threat information with the Department of Homeland Security has warned that Islamic State fighters have increased calls for "lone wolves" to attack U.S. soldiers in America. The Central Florida Intelligence eXchange, or CFIX, serves Brevard, Indian River, Lake, Martin, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, St. Lucie, and Volusia counties. The CFIX bulletin, obtained by FoxNews.com, cited one tweet that called for jihadists to find service members' home addresses online and then "show up and slaughter them." There will be “a continued call - by Western fighters...
  • Eastern Ukraine: The Neverending Crisis

    09/15/2014 12:56:37 PM PDT · by DTA · 38 replies
    The National Interest ^ | 2014-09-04 | Nicolai N. Petro
    Eastern Ukraine: The Neverending Crisis Nicolai N. Petro September 3, 2014 According to president Vladimir Putin, Russia’s objectives in Ukraine have been the same since the beginning of civil unrest there—a stable national government that represents and respects all of its people. Why then, has there been so little willingness to work together with Russia to end this crisis? The most obvious answer is Russia’s annexation of Crimea, which many Western governments have interpreted as a rejection of the post–Cold War status quo and a possible prelude to further territorial expansion. To be fair, however, Putin addressed both of these...
  • Marriott hotels placing envelopes in rooms to guilt guests into leaving gratuity

    09/15/2014 10:19:02 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 175 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 September 2014 | By Associated Press
    Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping. The campaign, called 'The Envelope Please,' begins this week. Envelopes will be placed in 160,000 rooms in the U.S. and Canada. Some 750 to 1,000 hotels will participate from Marriott brands like Courtyard, Residence Inn, J.W. Marriott, Ritz-Carlton and Renaissance hotels. The name of the person who cleans the room will be written on the envelope along with a message: 'Our caring room attendants enjoyed making your stay warm and comfortable....
  • "Snowden Belongs in Jail, Not in Switzerland"

    09/12/2014 4:38:58 PM PDT · by babylon_times · 57 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 9/12/14 | John Hudson
    This week, Switzerland's attorney general completed a legal opinion on the question of whether Snowden could be granted political asylum if he traveled to Switzerland to testify about the National Security Agency's surveillance activities in the Swiss homeland. The AG's office concluded that Snowden would be given asylum as long as prior obligations made by higher-level Swiss officials did not take priority.
  • Scotland, you want out? We'll take your place (US reunification with UK)

    09/12/2014 9:55:03 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/12/2014 | CNN
    (CNN) -- Here's a question that seems to be lost in the debate over the Scottish independence vote scheduled for September 18: I realize that Americans fought a bloody war of independence from England in the late 1700s, but our rifts have healed over the past 240 years. In 2013, the Pew Research Center reported that England topped America's list of favorite nations, in a near-tie with our beloved northern neighbor, Canada. In the past few years, as America has degenerated into political and economic chaos, it has become increasingly clear that we would be far better off if we...
  • Israel: We Mourn With US on 9/11

    09/11/2014 11:13:27 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 12 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | September 11, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    Israel PM Netanyahu: We Mourn With US on 9/11, Support Fight Against ISISBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem — September 11, 2014 … Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the 13th anniversary of the terror attacks on September 11th, 2001, with a moment of silence and a speech on the threat of Islamic terrorism. US Ambassador Dan Shapiro was in attendance. Addressing the 14th World Summit of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the Daniel Herzliya Hotel), Netanyahu reflected on the barbaric attacks on the US, drawing a moral divide between Israel’s response to the attacks and those of...
  • Russia Starts Building Military Bases in the Arctic

    09/08/2014 3:49:39 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 30 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Sep. 08 2014 20:07 | Matthew Bodner, Alexey Eremenko
    Set on restoring the once formidable Soviet military presence in the highly contested and resource-rich Arctic, the Russian military has begun building new military bases in the region, a Defense Ministry spokesperson said Monday. "On Wrangel Island and Cape Schmidt, block-modules have been unloaded for the construction of military camps. The complex is being erected in the form of a star," Colonel Alexander Gordeyev, a spokesperson for the Eastern Military District, was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti. Russia has been talking about militarizing the Arctic for years as part of its greater strategy to explore and industrialize the pristine...
  • US warns ISIS could get ahold of Syria's chemical weapons

    09/05/2014 12:44:10 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 9-4-2014 | AP
    he United States is concerned that the Islamic State group and other terrorists could get a hold of chemical weapons if Syria is hiding any stockpiles, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday. Samantha Power spoke to reporters after the Security Council received a briefing from Sigrid Kaag, who heads the international effort to rid Syria of its chemical weapons. The joint mission of the United Nations and the Organization for the prohibition of Chemical Weapons will end at the end of the month after destroying nearly all of Syria's declared stockpile. But Kaag said the OPCW is...
  • Russia rejects consultations on Budapest memorandum - Klimkin

    09/02/2014 9:51:36 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 27 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 16:35 01.09.2014 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, September 1 /Ukrinform/. Russia is rejecting consultations between the signatories of the Budapest memorandum, which foresees guarantees for Ukraine's territorial integrity. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said this at a joint press conference with his Norwegian counterpart Borge Brende, a Ukrinform correspondent reported. "We asked the signatories of the Budapest memorandum about urgent consultations. Of course, Russia does not want it," Klimkin said. He said that Ukraine was using all bilateral platforms to stop Russian aggression against Ukraine and holding respective negotiations in international organizations. "The international community should properly respond to this [Russian aggression against Ukraine]. We are...
  • EU, U.S. Condemn State Land Designation

    09/02/2014 2:41:00 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/9/14 | Elad Benari
    Israel was again condemned on Tuesday over its decision to declare 4,000 dunams of land in Judea, mostly in Gush Etzion, as state land, with the European Union (EU) and the U.S. State Department being the latest ones to issue condemnations. "We condemn the new appropriation of land in the West Bank, relating to plans for further settlement expansion, announced by the Israeli government on Sunday,” said the EU in a statement. “Settlements are illegal under international law, constitute an obstacle to peace and threaten to render the two-state solution impossible. The EU reiterates that it will not recognize any...