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  • Among Asians, Filipinos trust USA the most - survey

    09/24/2014 7:02:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Philippine Star ^ | 09/24/2014 | By Camille Diola
    MANILA, Philippines — The United States has an ally in the Philippines, where an overwhelming majority sees it favorably at 92 percent—the highest among surveyed Asian countries.Bruce Stokes, stated in a presentation delivered last weekend and posted online, cited a survey by US-based think tank Pew Research Center and noted that only 6 percent of Filipinos were found to have an "unfavorable" view of the US within the survey period.The survey was conducted from March 17 to June 5 across 44 countries totaling 48,643 respondents through "nationally represented" telephone and face-to-face interviews with adults of 18 years and older.Across...
  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa — The First 9 Months of the Epidemic and Forward Projections

    09/23/2014 7:42:16 AM PDT · by Raebie · 15 replies
    New England Journal of Medicine ^ | September 23, 2014 | WHO Ebola Response Team
    As of September 14, 2014, a total of 4507 confirmed and probable cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), as well as 2296 deaths from the virus, had been reported from five countries in West Africa — Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone. In terms of reported morbidity and mortality, the current epidemic of EVD is far larger than all previous epidemics combined. The true numbers of cases and deaths are certainly higher. There are numerous reports of symptomatic persons evading diagnosis and treatment, of laboratory diagnoses that have not been included in national databases, and of persons with suspected...
  • Ebola warning: CDC tells airlines to 'treat all body fluids as infectious'

    09/22/2014 7:50:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 21, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, increasing their warnings on Ebola, is advising airlines and jet staff to treat all body fluids as infectious, even on domestic flights.“Treat all body fluids as though they are infectious,” said the latest CDC update to airlines. The update notes that if Ebola is suspected, aircraft can be cleaned mid-flight. The update is apparently meant to stress the rights airlines have to block anyone who appears "ill" from boarding.The agency this week suggested that the Ebola crisis could strike 500,000 by the end of January. Others note that some 200,000 Africans from nations...
  • U.S. Pushes Back Against Warnings That ISIS Plans to Enter From Mexico

    09/16/2014 9:01:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 16, 2014 | Michael S. Schmidt
    WASHINGTON — Militants for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have traveled to Mexico and are just miles from the United States. They plan to cross over the porous border and will “imminently” launch car bomb attacks.
  • Liberian President Appeals to Obama for US Help to Beat Ebola

    09/14/2014 8:17:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | September 13, 2014 | Thomson/Reuters
    Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has appealed to U.S. President Barack Obama for urgent aid in tackling the worst recorded outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, saying that without it her country would lose the fight against the disease. The outbreak, which was first discovered in March, has now killed more than 2,400 people mostly in Liberia, neighbouring Guinea and Sierra Leone, as understaffed and poorly resourced West African healthcare systems have been overrun. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the epidemic is spreading exponentially in Liberia, where more than half of the deaths have been recorded. It...
  • Don't Like That Israel Has the Bomb? Blame Nixon.

    09/13/2014 11:35:55 AM PDT · by babylon_times · 41 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 9/12/14 | Avner Cohen, William Burr
    Newly declassified documents reveal how the Nixon White House looked the other way while Israel built the middle east's first nukes...
  • US “terror expert”: Islamic State “not bound by the structures of traditional Islamic warfare”

    09/11/2014 10:51:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | September 11,2014 | Robert Spencer
    In yet another attempt to absolve Islam of any responsibility for the crimes of the Islamic State, the hard-Left publication Think Progress has published this piece centered on the wit and wisdom of Will McCants, the puerile and silly counter-terror “expert” who is involved with the State Department’s laughable Think Again Turn Away social media initiative to try to convince jihadis not to wage jihad.
  • Bob Suter, member of 'Miracle on Ice' team, dies at 57

    09/09/2014 5:28:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    NHL.com ^ | September 9, 2014
    Bob Suter, a member of the 1980 U.S. "Miracle on Ice" team and father of Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter, died Tuesday. He was 57. "We are very saddened by today's news that Minnesota Wild scout Bob Suter suddenly passed away," the Wild said in a statement. "The Wild organization sends its condolences to the entire Suter family during this difficult time. Not only was Bob a great hockey ambassador, he was a terrific person off the ice who will be greatly missed by all of us." The cause of death was not given.
  • Kerry: Scripture commands USA to protect Muslim countries against global warming

    09/03/2014 1:07:03 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | September 3, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    Remember a few years back when some company was found to have put Biblical quotes on gunstocks it sold to the U.S. military — even just a few months ago the Islamic supremacist apologist Mubin Shaikh used that in a debate with me on Michael Medved’s radio show to claim that the misadventure in Iraq was a “Crusade.” Will Leftists and Islamic supremacists start charging that Kerry’s campaign against “global warming” is likewise a Crusade?
  • Inhofe: ISIS "Rapidly Developing A Method Of Blowing Up A Major US City"

    08/22/2014 5:55:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 102 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), the highest-ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, told Oklahoma City FOX affiliate KOKH 25 that because of the threat of groups like ISIS “we're in the most dangerous position we've ever been in as a nation.” “[ISIS], they're crazy out there, and they're rapidly developing a method of blowing up a major US city” he said.
  • America's Selective Libertarianism

    08/15/2014 12:52:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    There's an old rule in journalism: All you need are three good examples to prove a trend. And by that measure, writer Robert Draper had more than he needed to declare a new "libertarian moment" in American politics. In a New York Times Magazine cover story, Draper made exactly that case. His chief evidence: Young people are more libertarian today, and libertarian ideas are having a renaissance on the right. Also, self-described "libertarian-ish" Sen. Rand Paul's star is on the rise, thanks in part to national exhaustion with foreign interventions. Plus: recent victories for legalized weed and gay marriage. All...
  • Ebola and Immigration, a Deadly Combination

    08/07/2014 3:12:37 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 8 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 7 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    In the video that you can watch by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above, a map of the United States showing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) quarantine stations is compared with another map of the country showing the places to which the illegal immigrants have been shipped. They are almost completely identical. It's not conclusive evidence, of course, but it provides a good working hypothesis to research on. The Ebola virus epidemic reminds us that global travel and international communications are not always a good thing. Furthermore, since epidemics of this kind often originate in...
  • Africa: How Ebola Could Head Out of Africa – a Tale of Two Travellers

    08/01/2014 8:13:13 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies
    All Africa ^ | 8-1-2014 | Derek Gatherer, Lancaster University
    August 1, 2014 By Derek Gatherer, Lancaster University It is 6am on a warm West African morning. Two men, Ahmed and Milton, are up early, getting ready for long journeys. Apart from that they have little in common. Ahmed is a high-ranking official in the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Guinea. He is a successful doctor, drives a Mercedes and lives in an exclusive air-conditioned apartment block in the Kaloum district of Guinea's capital, Conakry. Milton has no steady job, no car and shares a crowded corrugated iron shed in East 3, the poorest part of Sierra Leone's...
  • The US is the new Switzerland

    07/30/2014 2:06:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/30/2014 | Ron Insana
    <p>U.S. markets have been remarkably calm in the wake of escalating violence around the world, whether between Israel and Hamas, or Russian proxies and Ukraine, to name but two of the planet's hottest spots.</p> <p>And with every ill wind that blows, money appears to be blowing westward with ever greater frequency.</p>
  • 30,000 attend Jerusalem funeral of lone, US-born soldier [Israel]

    07/23/2014 9:25:43 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 3 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Jessica Steinberg
    They arrived by the thousands for Max Steinberg’s funeral. In flip-flops and tank tops, dressed in youth movement uniforms and army unit T-shirts, with yarmulkes and hats, bareheaded and with sunglasses, they filed in to the cemetery at Mount Herzl, standing in uncharacteristic silence under the hot sun to pay their respects. “We’re here to give the family the feeling that we’re with them,” said Nirit Friedlander, a Jerusalemite who came with two friends. “They should feel that we’re holding them.” “He’s a lone soldier,” said Yisrael Schwartz, another local. “He’s part of us.”
  • The Brazil of North America

    07/18/2014 6:58:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    To observe the decades-long paralysis of America's political elite in controlling her borders calls to mind the insight of James Burnham in 1964 -- "Liberalism is the ideology of Western suicide." What the ex-Trotskyite turned Cold Warrior meant was that by faithfully following the tenets of liberalism, the West would embrace suicidal policies that would bring about the death of her civilization. The crisis on our Southern border, where the left, and not only the left, is wailing that we cannot turn away desperate people fleeing wicked regimes and remain true to our liberal values, is a case in...
  • Former Border Patrol Deputy Chief: "All of the Good That Was Done after 9/11 Up to Now"

    07/16/2014 1:49:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 16, 2014 | Ryan Lovelace
    Former national deputy chief of the U.S. Border Patrol Ronald Colburn tells National Review Online that the Obama administration has undone all of the progress made at America’s southern border since 9/11.
  • "Flee or die": violence drives Central America’s child migrants to US border

    07/10/2014 7:16:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 73 replies
    TheGuardian.com ^ | July 10,2014 | Jo Tuckman
    Two weeks ago, Karla arrived at the Texas border with her two very young children, her mother, and three siblings under the age of 15. It had taken the family a month to make the 1,500 mile journey from their home in northern Honduras, travelling by bus through Guatemala and Mexico. They had sold everything they owned to pay a network of people smugglers who bribed the way clear through checkpoints along the route.
  • The Most and Least Patriotic States in the U.S.A. (Guess Who is #1?)

    07/05/2014 3:52:57 PM PDT · by equalator · 73 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 7-3-2014 | Matt Deicke
    Can you guess which state in the union holds the American flag the highest? The criteria for indicating the level of patriotism within a state population consisted of: -National Historic Landmarks per Capita -Veterans per Capita -Money Spent to Fund Veterans -Percent of Residents That Voted in the Last Presidential Election -People Who Google For American Flags to buy -People Who List America as an Interest on Facebook
  • Be proud, America: Ignore the doom and gloom, ours is a great country

    07/04/2014 3:16:57 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | Liz Peek
    As a mother, it is almost impossible to imagine sending a child on a long and dangerous journey, alone, into the unknown. And yet that is what tens of thousands of parents in Mexico and Central America have done, hoping their children will find sanctuary in the United States. That tells you a great deal about the terrible violence and poverty in other countries. It also tells you a great deal about the United States.
  • On America's birthday, do we still believe in America?

    07/04/2014 9:09:50 AM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | July 4, 2014 | Newt Gingrich
    the Gallup numbers show that in 2006 the United States was one of the top countries in the world when it came to satisfaction with freedom. By 2013 it had dropped out of the top 25% of all countries. A country in which 4 out of 5 people believe their government is corrupt is a country teetering between a populist uprising and a collapse into cynicism, passivity, and fatalism. These results suggest we will either renew our commitment to the rule of law, the punishment of corruption and the insistence on honest self-government or we will cease to be America...
  • Horowitz: Are We Strangers In Our Own Land?

    07/03/2014 4:12:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 3, 2014 | David Horowitz
    As we near the 238th anniversary of U.S. independence, many Americans are wondering if we are indeed an independent nation with sovereign borders, given that tens of thousands of unaccompanied children are streaming across the southern border. Have we become strangers in our own land?
  • World Cup preview: USA vs. Germany [ESPN 12:00 EDT]

    06/26/2014 7:23:27 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 219 replies
    WP ^ | June 26, 2014 | Michael Caley
    Can two defensively suspect teams settle on a needed draw? If Team USA and Germany simply equal each other’s goal tallies, both sides will go through to the knockout rounds. In most cases, it would be expected that the two sides should line up in highly defensive formations and show little adventure, committing only the minimum number of men to any attack. If both sides play defensively, the draw will come regardless of any conspiracy.The problem is, neither side is built to play the sort of boring, unadventurous soccer such a fixture requires. American fans are well aware of the...
  • WORLD CUP Soccer USA vs Germany ***LIVE THREAD***

    06/26/2014 9:41:49 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 46 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 26, 2014 | ESPN
    Streaming online - Watch: http://espn.go.com/watchespn/player/_/id/1824045/size/condensed/>
  • Disparaging the president is uncalled for (LAUGH ALERT)

    06/23/2014 10:36:28 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 93 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 23, 2014 | Laura Washington LauraSWashington@aol.com
    ‘R-E-S-P-E-C-T,” the song goes. It is easy enough to spell, but for some vocal critics of President Barack Obama, it seems exceedingly hard to do. As the president moves toward the land of the lame ducks, his political enemies are calling for blood. That’s no shocker at this stage of a presidency. In this case, the cuts go deeper. For some, it is not enough to disagree. Some high-status public figures seem determined to demean, denigrate and ridicule the president of the United States. On June 12 the Speaker of the U.S. House stepped to a podium and insulted Obama...
  • New leaks show Germany's collusion with NSA

    06/22/2014 10:15:52 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 2 replies
    DW ^ | 6/21/2014 | DW
    This week German news magazine Der Spiegel published the largest single set of files leaked by whistleblower and former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. The roughly 50 documents show the depth of the German intelligence agencies' collusion with the NSA. They suggest that the German Intelligence Agency (BND), the country's foreign spy agency, and the Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), the German domestic spy agency, worked more closely with the NSA than they have admitted - and more than many observers thought.
  • US Republic now gone—Fully replaced by Dictatorship

    06/19/2014 10:01:06 AM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 40 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 19, 2014 | Sher Zieve
    Obama and his criminal syndicate are completely and tyrannically running the show in the USA. US and Constitutional laws are not being followed—and have not been since Obama took the Office of POTUS—by Obama and the members of his ruling cabal. Obama’s legal authority is to enforce the laws of the land. Obama has—and is—doing neither. Instead, he is writing and judging laws—replacing both Congress and SCOTUS.
  • Team USA wins its World Cup opener

    06/16/2014 7:36:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    CBS ^ | 06/16/2014
    NATAL, Brazil - After 90 brutal minutes of end-to-end action, the Americans emerged with a thrilling 2-1 win over Ghana. "It was a grind, but it was a wonderful win at the end of the day," coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. U.S. fans were screaming for revenge Monday after the Black Stars eliminated the Americans from the last two Cups. They got it. At a price. Clint Dempsey scored a shocking goal a half-minute in, but the U.S. couldn't make it stand up. Andre Ayew tied the score in the 82nd minute after a brilliant back-heel pass from Asamoah Gyan, who...
  • WORLD CUP Soccer USA vs Ghana ***LIVE THREAD***

    06/16/2014 3:56:54 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 174 replies
    ATDHE ^ | June, 16 2014 | ATDHE
    Link to Ghana vs USA (English) stream: http://atdhe.sx/soccer/watch-ghana-vs-usa-english-671i0#
  • I Hereby Declare: Reasserting the Principles of United States Citizenship

    06/03/2014 7:08:52 PM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew · 26 replies
    Self | 6/3/2014 | Self
    I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United...
  • Dinesh D'Souza's "America" warns Hillary Clinton will "finish off " the country

    05/31/2014 3:21:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 31, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    In his highly anticipated new book and movie "America," conservative author Dinesh D'Souza is warning that Hillary Clinton won't be a clone of her moderate husband, but will instead take the baton from President Obama to continue radicalizing the country and “undo the nation's founding ideals.”
  • Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' warns Hillary Clinton will 'finish off' the country

    05/30/2014 1:41:55 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 71 replies
    The Examiner via Drudge ^ | May 30, 2014 | 1:51 pm | By Paul Bedard
    In his highly anticipated new book and movie "America," conservative author Dinesh D'Souza is warning that Hillary Clinton won't be a clone of her moderate husband, but will instead take the baton from President Obama to continue radicalizing the country and “undo the nation's founding ideals.” "America -- Imagine a World Without Her," published by Regnery and set for release Monday, charges that as students of radical organizer Saul Alinsky, Obama and Clinton could have enough time to “unmake and then remake America” into a nation the founding fathers wouldn't recognize. “They may not be responsible for the suicide of...
  • China pushing banks to remove IBM servers in spy dispute: Bloomberg

    05/27/2014 7:07:29 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 27, 2014 | Credit: Reuters/Petar Kujundzic
    (Reuters) - The Chinese government is pushing domestic banks to remove high-end servers made by International Business Machines Corp (IBM.N) and replace them with a local brand, the latest move by Beijing over U.S. spying claims, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.
  • The Ultimate Sacrifice

    05/23/2014 10:29:29 PM PDT · by se99tp · 2 replies
    ChristianConcepsDaily ^ | May 24th, 2014 | Mark Hendrickson
    They laid down their lives so that others—originally Americans, but later, people of many nationalities—might live and enjoy the blessings of liberty. Scores, if not hundreds of millions, of people are not only alive, but are free today because Americans took up arms and laid down their lives for the sake of others.
  • China summons US envoy over cyber-spying charges, vows retaliation

    05/20/2014 1:01:42 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    RT ^ | 5-20-2014 | RT
    China has dismissed all US accusations of industrial cyber-espionage against five of its military officials and published proof that Washington is actually stealing data from China. Beijing also summoned the US ambassador for an explanation. Beijing reacted to Washington’s recent round of industrial espionage accusations by publishing its latest data on US cyber-attacks against China. China’s National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team Coordination Center of China (NCNERTTCC) reported that during just two months, from March 19 to May 18, the US directly controlled 1.18 million host computers in China using 2,077 Trojan horse networks or botnet servers. According to...
  • US private soldiers fighting in Ukraine (Blackwater/Academi)

    05/11/2014 12:05:05 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    The Hindu Business Line ^ | May 11, 2014 | DPA
    Soldiers from a private US security company with a record of alleged atrocities in Iraq are supporting Ukraine’s security forces in the volatile east of the country, the German newspaper Bild reported Sunday. The report, citing Germany’s federal intelligence agency BND, said 400 of the heavily-armed men employed by the group formerly known as Blackwater were deployed in the vicinity of Lugansk where pro-Russian separatists are seeking self-rule. The BND declined to comment on the report, while the security company -- now known as Academi -- dismissed similar reports in March. Bild reported that according to a BND assessment, US...
  • Hearing: Electric Grid Vulnerable to EMP

    05/09/2014 6:15:29 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 36 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 8, 2014 5:15 pm | Elizabeth Harrington
    Experts on Capitol Hill Thursday warned that an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack aimed at the nation’s electrical grid could leave the majority of Americans dead.
  • United States Fueling Instability in Syria

    05/03/2014 2:16:03 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05-02-2014 | Katie Gorka
    A growing number of Syrian Christian leaders are traveling to the United States to plead with lawmakers to stop sending arms to the rebels. The most recent visitor is the Patriarch of the Church of Antioch, His Beatitude Gregorios III, who is based in Damascus. For the first three years of the civil war, Syria’s Christian leaders have not been frequent visitors to the U.S., in part fearing reprisals when they return to Syria, but also because they have been reluctant to engage in what they see as political issues. But with the civil war now in its fourth year,...
  • US doesn’t care about Ukraine, wants to prove it's still in charge – Lavrov

    04/30/2014 2:43:56 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 5 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 04-30-2014 | Staff
    Washington's approach to the events in Ukraine is not fueled by concerns about the fate of the crisis-torn state, but rather by the desire to prove it is still running the show worldwide, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. The way the situation in Ukraine is reported in mainstream media indicates that “unfortunately, the information machine of our Western colleagues is working at full capacity,” Lavrov said following talks with his Chilean counterpart, Heraldo Munoz, in Santiago. The US is trying to shape public opinion in a specific manner “because they are not concerned by the fate of Ukraine in...
  • Across the USA, Jews urged not to walk home from synagogue alone

    04/20/2014 11:56:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 4/19/14 | Pamela Geller
    This is what we have come to. “US Synagogue network urges Jews not to walk home alone,” By Sam Sokol, Jerusalem Post, April 19, 2014 (thanks to Jack) Following anti-Semitic shooting in Kansas, US Jewish community on high alert; Police increase presence at Jewish sites in New York and Washington. The National Council of Young Israel has urged synagogue goers not to walk home alone during the final days of the Passover holiday. The security precaution is one of several emailed to those affiliated with the national modern orthodox synagogue network this week in response to the recent shooting attack...
  • More Christians in China than the USA?

    04/19/2014 8:27:20 PM PDT · by FreedomNotSafety · 65 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/19/2014 | Tom Phillips, Liushi, Zhejiang province
    "Officially, the People's Republic of China is an atheist country but that is changing fast as many of its 1.3 billion citizens seek meaning and spiritual comfort that neither communism nor capitalism seem to have supplied. "Christian congregations in particular have skyrocketed since churches began reopening when Chairman Mao's death in 1976 signalled the end of the Cultural Revolution. "Less than four decades later, some believe China is now poised to become not just the world's number one economy but also its most numerous Christian nation."
  • Russia's new culture policy a weapon against West

    04/18/2014 1:33:04 PM PDT · by Mariner · 70 replies
    AFP ^ | April 18th, 2014 | Maria Antonova
    Moscow (AFP) - The Kremlin is preparing a new culture policy for Russia focusing on its distinctive civilisation and traditional values, which observers say has political ends amid Moscow's standoff with the West. At the end of four hours of questions Thursday in his annual call-in, President Vladimir Putin waxed philosophical on what it means to be Russian.
  • An Inconveniet Truth

    04/16/2014 4:35:44 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 3 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | April 16, 2014 | Karl Denninger
    We're better than those damned Russians and their Putin; we have democracy! Well, maybe not. Quote: Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence. The results provide substantial support for theories of Economic Elite Domination and for theories of Biased Pluralism, but not for theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy or Majoritarian Pluralism. Lots of big words in that paragraph. Let's distill it down -- the argument presented is that America is really no different than...
  • Let's cut Yasiel Puig some slack

    04/06/2014 3:45:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 5, 2014 | Dan Le Batard
    Dodgers outfielder's antics are those of one young man's first taste of freedom Before you pile on atop irresponsible diva-punk-jerk Yasiel Puig, absorb a few random stories about the difficulties in his kind of transition: • Luis Castillo once set off a fire alarm in an American hotel, thinking it was a shampoo dispenser... • Rene Arocha felt his knees give -- actually felt faint and almost passed out -- the first time he walked into a grocery store and saw so many aisles of food...
  • Denied by US,India launched its own GPS

    04/05/2014 10:11:41 AM PDT · by MBT ARJUN · 7 replies
    SRIHARIKOTA: When Pakistani troops took positions in Kargil in 1999, one of the first things Indian military sought was GPS data for the region. The space-based navigation system maintained by the US government would have provided vital information, but the US denied it to India. A need for an indigenous satellite navigation system was felt earlier, but the Kargil experience made the nation realise its inevitability. On Friday, the Indian Space Research Organisation took the nation closer to the goal, which it would achieve in less than two years. The result, the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) will be...
  • US ambassador to India Nancy Powell resigns

    03/31/2014 10:31:58 AM PDT · by IndianChief · 3 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | March 31, 2014 10:18 pm | Press Trust of India
    In a sudden development, US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell on Monday resigned in the midst of general elections in India in which Narendra Modi is perceived to be a front runner for the post of Prime Minister. The announcement of her resignation to her colleagues in the US mission here today came a week after media reports here that she may be shipped out by the Obama Administration to “clean the state” with India. Powell has been in India for less than three years. “US Ambassador to India Nancy J Powell announced in a US Mission Town Hall meeting...
  • Condi Rice Blasts Obama on Weakness, Leadership

    03/27/2014 2:38:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 27, 2014 | Steven F. Hayes
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Barack Obama of dramatically weakening the United States' position in the world, drawing a straight line between Obama’s ever-yielding foreign policy and the increasing troubles around the world.
  • 5 Ways America Is Creating a Generation of Wimps

    03/22/2014 4:34:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 22, 2014 | John Hawkins
    Americans rode in wagon trains across this country, tossed the Brits’ tea in the Boston Harbor, outfought the superpower of the 18th century to get our freedom, pounded the Indians, Mexicans, and Spanish into the ground to fulfill our Manifest Destiny and then for an encore, we saved the planet in WWI, WWII, and the Cold War. Our pioneer-pilgrim, hard-fighting, gold-mining, wagon-training, gun-fighting ancestors were so hard, Kid Rock's American Bad Ass should have played when they walked into a room. We conquered a continent, built the Hoover Dam, went to the moon, and not only did our Olympic athletes...
  • Rand Paul's Berkeley talk: A U.S. dystopia?

    03/19/2014 6:48:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | March 19, 2014 | Katie Glueck
    Sen. Rand Paul is set to offer a dark portrait of the intelligence community on Wednesday, raising the prospect of “dystopian nightmares” in a speech at the University of California-Berkeley. The Kentucky Republican, who is heavily weighing a 2016 presidential bid, is speaking at the historically liberal bastion at a time when he is seeking to broaden the GOP base. He has long pointed to privacy concerns as an issue that could woo young people to a more libertarian-leaning Republican brand — like his.
  • Putin says U.S. guided by 'the rule of the gun' in foreign policy

    03/18/2014 6:39:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 18, 2014 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Monday of being guided in its foreign policy not by international law but by the "rule of the gun." "Our Western partners headed by the United States prefer not to be guided by international law in their practical policies, but by the rule of the gun," he told a joint session of parliament.